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dave.m

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Friday Quiz 15 - 2008
« on: April 11, 2008, 02:00:30 PM »

See how you get on with these.

Europe

1. What is known as the Old Lady Of Threadneedle Street?

2. What is the most northern capital city in Europe? 

3. Which four countries border Switzerland?

4. Which holiday isle has an airport called Luqa?

5. Tarifa is the southern most point on the mainland of which country?

6. Belgium, France and Germany were three of the six original countries that formed the EU, which were the other three?

7. Which is the longest river in Britain?

8. What is the Paris Gare Du Nord?

9. In which year did the rail services commence operating through the Channel Tunnel?

10. What was the name of the car ferry that capsized when leaving Zeebrugge in 1987?


Ronnie Barker.

Porridge


1. In Porridge, what was the full name of the character he played?

2. What was the name of the prison?

3. Who was the actor who played Mr Barrowclough and also appeared regularly in Last of the Summer Wine?

4. David Jason played a prisoner in Porridge, what was his name?

5. Where was the prison supposed to be?

Open All Hours

6. Which actress played the lady that Arkwright lusted after in Open All Hours?

7. Which actress who appeared in Last of the Summer Wine, played Mrs Blewitt, a regular customer in Arkwright’s shop?

8. Arkwright often speculated that Granville’s father was of which nationality?

9. What was the name of the character that Granville dreamed of having an affair with?

10. How old was Ronnie when he died in 2005?

Good Luck and I'll be back on Sunday with the answers.

dave



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Re: Friday Quiz 15 - 2008
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2008, 02:34:49 PM »

1. What is known as the Old Lady Of Threadneedle Street?   Bank of England

2. What is the most northern capital city in Europe?   Reykjavic

3. Which four countries border Switzerland?    France, Italy, Germany, Austria

4. Which holiday isle has an airport called Luqa?  Malta

5. Tarifa is the southern most point on the mainland of which country?  Spain

6. Belgium, France and Germany were three of the six original countries that formed the EU, which were the other three?      Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands

7. Which is the longest river in Britain?      Severn

8. What is the Paris Gare Du Nord?   Railway Station

9. In which year did the rail services commence operating through the Channel Tunnel?      1994  ??

10. What was the name of the car ferry that capsized when leaving Zeebrugge in 1987?
Herald of Free Enterprise  (Hubby remembered that one)



Porridge (We have   this  whole series on DVD  and watch it endlessly)

1. In Porridge, what was the full name of the character he played?  Norman Stanley Fletcher

2. What was the name of the prison?   Slade

3. Who was the actor who played Mr Barrowclough and also appeared regularly in Last of the Summer Wine?
Brian Wilde
4. David Jason played a prisoner in Porridge, what was his name?  Blanco

5. Where was the prison supposed to be?    Cumberland

Open All Hours

6. Which actress played the lady that Arkwright lusted after in Open All Hours?  Lynda Baron

7. Which actress who appeared in Last of the Summer Wine, played Mrs Blewitt, a regular customer in Arkwright’s shop?     Kathy Staff

8. Arkwright often speculated that Granville’s father was of which nationality? Hungarian

9. What was the name of the character that Granville dreamed of having an affair with?   Pass

10. How old was Ronnie when he died in 2005?     75 ?
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Re: Friday Quiz 15 - 2008
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2008, 02:35:57 PM »

See how you get on with these.

Europe

1. What is known as the Old Lady Of Threadneedle Street?Bank of England

2. What is the most northern capital city in Europe?  Reykjavik

3. Which four countries border Switzerland?Germany,France,Italy,Austria

4. Which holiday isle has an airport called Luqa?Malta

5. Tarifa is the southern most point on the mainland of which country?Spain

6. Belgium, France and Germany were three of the six original countries that formed the EU, which were the other three?Italy,Luxemburg,Holland

7. Which is the longest river in Britain?Severn

8. What is the Paris Gare Du Nord?Eurostar Terminal/station

9. In which year did the rail services commence operating through the Channel Tunnel?1994

10. What was the name of the car ferry that capsized when leaving Zeebrugge in 1987?The Herald of free enterprise


Ronnie Barker.

Porridge


1. In Porridge, what was the full name of the character he played?Norman Stanley Fletcher

2. What was the name of the prison?

3. Who was the actor who played Mr Barrowclough and also appeared regularly in Last of the Summer Wine?Brian Wilde

4. David Jason played a prisoner in Porridge, what was his name? Blanco

5. Where was the prison supposed to be?Cumbria

Open All Hours

6. Which actress played the lady that Arkwright lusted after in Open All Hours?Linda Barron

7. Which actress who appeared in Last of the Summer Wine, played Mrs Blewitt, a regular customer in Arkwright’s shop?Kathy Staff

8. Arkwright often speculated that Granville’s father was of which nationality?Hungarian

9. What was the name of the character that Granville dreamed of having an affair with?Julie?

10. How old was Ronnie when he died in 2005?76

Good Luck and I'll be back on Sunday with the answers.

dave




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Re: Friday Quiz 15 - 2008
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2008, 05:22:31 PM »

Europe

1. What is known as the Old Lady Of Threadneedle Street?
The Bank of England

2. What is the most northern capital city in Europe?
Reykjavik

3. Which four countries border Switzerland?
Actually there are 5 - Germany, Italy, France, Austria & Liechtenstein

4. Which holiday isle has an airport called Luqa?
Malta

5. Tarifa is the southern most point on the mainland of which country?
Spain

6. Belgium, France and Germany were three of the six original countries that formed the EU, which were the other three?
Italy, Luxembourg, Holland

7. Which is the longest river in Britain?
The Severn

8. What is the Paris Gare Du Nord?
A railway station

9. In which year did the rail services commence operating through the Channel Tunnel?
1994

10. What was the name of the car ferry that capsized when leaving Zeebrugge in 1987?
The Herald of Free enterprise


Ronnie Barker.

Porridge

1. In Porridge, what was the full name of the character he played?
Norman Stanley Fletcher

2. What was the name of the prison?
HMP Slade

3. Who was the actor who played Mr Barrowclough and also appeared regularly in Last of the Summer Wine?
Brian Wilde

4. David Jason played a prisoner in Porridge, what was his name?
Blanco

5. Where was the prison supposed to be?
Yorkshire moors?

Open All Hours

6. Which actress played the lady that Arkwright lusted after in Open All Hours?
Lynda Baron

7. Which actress who appeared in Last of the Summer Wine, played Mrs Blewitt, a regular customer in Arkwright’s shop?
Kathy Staff

8. Arkwright often speculated that Granville’s father was of which nationality?
Hungarian

9. What was the name of the character that Granville dreamed of having an affair with?
The milk lady - forgot her name

10. How old was Ronnie when he died in 2005?
76

Just on a trivial note, the shop where the outside scenes of Open All Hours were filmed was situated 2 streets away from where I grew up.
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Re: Friday Quiz 15 - 2008
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2008, 05:31:07 PM »

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Just on a trivial note, the shop where the outside scenes of Open All Hours were filmed was situated 2 streets away from where I grew up.

Ironically Q.  10. was originally, Which town are the scenes filmed in? A. Balby, Doncaster.
But i thought it was never really made clear in the series where they were, so changed it at the last minute.
dave
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Re: Friday Quiz 15 - 2008
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2008, 05:42:19 PM »

Dave that info is on wikipedia, it correctly states it was filmed in Lister Avenue, Balby, Doncaster.  The house to the rear of the shop is no. 1 Scarth Avenue, where my best mate from primary school lived.

Oh yeah, and at the bottom of Scarth Avenue there's the factory where my Dad used to work, and where I worked for the summer between A-levels and university.
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Re: Friday Quiz 15 - 2008
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2008, 05:53:51 PM »

Europe

1. What is known as the Old Lady Of Threadneedle Street?  The Bank of England

2. What is the most northern capital city in Europe?  Rekjavik

3. Which four countries border Switzerland? France Italy Austria Germany

4. Which holiday isle has an airport called Luqa?  Malta

5. Tarifa is the southern most point on the mainland of which country? Pass

6. Belgium, France and Germany were three of the six original countries that formed the EU, which were the other three?  Errr... Luxembourg... errr... Italy errr.... Austria

7. Which is the longest river in Britain? Can only think of Thames or Severn and I don't think it's either of those  :(

8. What is the Paris Gare Du Nord? A railway station

9. In which year did the rail services commence operating through the Channel Tunnel?  1994

10. What was the name of the car ferry that capsized when leaving Zeebrugge in 1987?  Herald of Free Enterprise


Ronnie Barker.

Porridge


1. In Porridge, what was the full name of the character he played? Norman Stanley Fletcher

2. What was the name of the prison? Slade

3. Who was the actor who played Mr Barrowclough and also appeared regularly in Last of the Summer Wine?  Brian Wilde

4. David Jason played a prisoner in Porridge, what was his name? Blanco

5. Where was the prison supposed to be?  Pass

Open All Hours

6. Which actress played the lady that Arkwright lusted after in Open All Hours?  Lynda Baron

7. Which actress who appeared in Last of the Summer Wine, played Mrs Blewitt, a regular customer in Arkwright’s shop?  Kathy Staff

8. Arkwright often speculated that Granville’s father was of which nationality?  Hungarian

9. What was the name of the character that Granville dreamed of having an affair with?  The girl who delivered the milk (did she have a name?)

10. How old was Ronnie when he died in 2005?  78



Thanks dave   :graduate:
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dave.m

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Re: Friday Quiz 15 - 2008
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2008, 12:50:23 PM »

Some very clever people on here.

Europe answers

1. What is known as the Old Lady Of Threadneedle Street?

The Bank of England

2. What is the most northern capital city in Europe? 

Reykjavik

3. Which four countries border Switzerland?

France, Germany, Italy & Austria

4. Which holiday isle has an airport called Luqa?

Malta

5. Tarifa is the southern most point on the mainland of which country?

Spain

6. Belgium, France and Germany were three of the six original countries that formed the EU, which were the other three?

Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

7. Which is the longest river in Britain?

Severn (220 miles)

8. What is the Paris Gare Du Nord?

Railway station

9. In which year did the rail services commence operating through the Channel Tunnel?

1994

10. What was the name of the car ferry that capsized when leaving Zeebrugge in 1987?

Herald of Free Enterprise



Ronnie Barker.

1. In Porridge, what was the full name of the character he played?

Norman Stanley Fletcher

2. What was the name of the prison?

HMP Slade

3. Who was the actor who played Mr Barrowclough and also appeared regularly in Last of the Summer Wine?

Brian Wilde

4. David Jason played a prisoner in Porridge, what was his name?

Blanco

5. Where was the prison supposed to be?

Cumberland (Cumbria)

6. Which actress played the lady that Arkwright lusted after in Open All Hours?

Lynda Baron

7. Which actress who appeared in Last of the Summer Wine, played Mrs Blewitt, a regular customer in Arkwright’s shop?

Kathy Staff

8. Arkwright often speculated that Granville’s father was of which nationality?

Hungarian

9. What was the name of the character that Granville dreamed of having an affair with?

Julie the milk lady

10. How old was Ronnie when he died in 2005?

76

Well done everyone.

Next week:
Some questions about 'not-so-obvious' names. Wait and see what I mean!
And a picture round but scanner was on the blink. See the results next week.

dave 
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Re: Friday Quiz 15 - 2008
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2008, 01:21:18 PM »

Dave, do I get an extra point for Liechtenstein?
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Re: Friday Quiz 15 - 2008
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2008, 02:29:01 PM »

Dave, do I get an extra point for Liechtenstein?

Will make up for getting 5. & 9. wrong in the Ronnie quiz.  :P

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Re: Friday Quiz 15 - 2008
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2008, 02:36:29 PM »

I said the milk lady, surely that is worth ˝ a point too?
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Re: Friday Quiz 15 - 2008
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2008, 03:26:05 PM »

stop grabbing a straws Floydy       :lol:
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Re: Friday Quiz 15 - 2008
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2008, 03:34:13 PM »

I don't get much chance to grab at anything these days. :(
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Re: Friday Quiz 15 - 2008
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2008, 06:23:54 AM »

I said the milk lady, surely that is worth ˝ a point too?

Thanks Dave. ;)

PS,I've got plenty of points so give floydy a half on me  :P
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