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WithQuiz League paper  20/10/21

Set by: Electric Pigs

QotW: R5/Q8

Average Aggregate Score: 83.3

(Season's Ave. Agg.: 82.0)

"Plenty of variety in both the subject matter and the format of the rounds."

"A pleasing paper from the Pigs and plenty to entertain with the variety we crave."

"Themes were gettable usually by halfway through a round and most questions were well crafted to give us a fighting chance of a correct answer.  Only four questions stumped everyone."

 

ROUND 1 - Hidden theme - 'Local Hero'

The initial letters of the answers spell out, in anagram form, the forename of a local hero

1.

What is the name of the RSPB founder who lived in Victorian Didsbury? (both names required)

2.

What is the fifth pillar of Islam involving the Ka’aba

3.

This lower League club play at Highbury stadium and sacked Joey Barton in January 2021 - who are they?

4.

A silvery grey metal, atomic no.22, its name is linked to the offspring of Uranus and Gaea - what is it?

5.

Where is the Western Approaches Museum, an underground labyrinth of WW2 underground bunkers?

6.

Where in the body is the synovial joint?

7.

What is the nickname of the building located at 122 Leadenhall St, London?

8.

Who was the first foreign manager to win the FA Cup in England? (both names required)

Go to Round 1 questions with answers

ROUND 2 - 'Something in common'

Answers share a common feature

1.

This iconic 1960s figure from US TV has a father-in-law called Ricky Slaghoople and a maternal grandfather Davy Crockery.  Who is he?

2.

Which 81-year old performer sold their back catalogue for a reported $50 million this month?

3.

Name the designer of the UNESCO World Heritage aqueduct in the Vale of Llangollen who is buried in Westminster Abbey.

4.

He broke down the fourth wall and penned lyrics to Mack the Knife – who was he?

5.

A key figure in European history who inspired a Scottish band formed in 2002.  Who was he?

6.

Whom did Einstein call the “father of modern science”?

7.

FIFA World Player of the Year 1998, 20000, 2003 - in 2004 named Best European Player of the last 50 years - who is he?

8.

He became (in 2012) the first African player to score 100 Premier League goals and scored in 4 separate FA Cup finals.  Who is he?

Sp.

What is the name of Spiderman’s alter ego?

Go to Round 2 questions with answers

ROUND 3 - Hidden theme

In some answers the theme depends on sound-alikes

1.

In 1992 this journalist was named Young Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards.  He has worked as a feature writer for The Guardian and The Mail on Sunday and since 1999 has been the restaurant critic of The Observer.  He has written a number of books on food and four novels.  Since 2012 he has chaired the Radio 4 programme The Kitchen Cabinet.  Who is he? (both names required)

2.

What is the surname of the two brothers who founded rock band The Darkness in Lowestoft in 2000?  They won three Brit Awards in 2004: Best British Group, Best British Rock Act and Best British Album for Permission to Land?

3.

This MP entered parliament as a Labour MP in 1963.  He remained the MP for Leeds South until he stepped down in 1992.  He was Secretary of State for Northern Ireland from 1974 to 1976 and Home Secretary from 1976 to 1979.  He died in 2006.  Who was he? (both names required)

4.

This Canadian actor, born in 1980, began as a child actor in the 1990s before he graduated to Hollywood.  He was nominated for his first Academy Award for Best Actor for the film Half Nelson in 2006.  Since then he has starred in a number of mainstream films including Crazy, Stupid Love, The Ides of March, Blade Runner 2049 and, in 2016, La La Land for which he received the Golden Globe for Best Actor and his second Oscar nomination.  Who is he?

5.

This maths teacher was captain of the Emmanuel College Cambridge University Challenge team in 2017.  During the series he met Eric Monkman, the captain of Wolfson College, the eventual series winners.  The pair went on to make TV programmes together and our subject continues to campaign to improve maths literacy in the UK.  Who is he?

6.

What Is the name of the Canadian rapper born in 1986 who has had No.1 US albums with Thank Me Later in 2010 and Nothing Was the Same in 2013?  His fourth album Views spent 13 weeks at the top of the US charts in 2016, the first to do so by any artist for over a decade.

In questions 7 and 8 the theme is displayed in a 'run-on’ fashion between the answers to both parts

7.

The name of the residence of the Duke of Wellington situated right at the heart of London on Hyde Park Corner.

&
The name of the actor who played DI Steve Arnott in the Line of Duty BBC TV series.

8.

The pen name of French novelist Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin.

&

Pink Floyd’s debut album.

Sp.

Who is the current Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland?

Go to Round 3 questions with answers

ROUND 4 - Hidden theme

There is a common link between each surname

1.

Which surname links the female Irish novelist who last week refused to have her book translated into Hebrew and a many-times married American actor born in 1920 who died in 2014?

2.

Which surname links a 56 year old American actress who played the lead character in an American female focussed drama that ran for 94 episodes between 1998 and 2004 and a fictional cartoon television chauffeur?

3.

Which surname links a Brexit supporting pub company owner, an actor famous for a role with a big nose and a musician about to embark on a supposedly carbon net zero world tour?

4.

Which surname links a professor who had to resign at the height of the pandemic in 2020 for breaking the social distancing rules he himself had advocated and a tractor and combine harvester firm?

5.

Which 42 year old Scottish actor has had prominent roles in TV dramas State of Play and Shameless and films The Last King of Scotland and Atonement?  He married his Shameless co-star Anne-Marie Duff.

6.

Which surname links an American playwright whose works includes Mourning Becomes Electra, The Iceman Cometh and Long Day’s Journey Into Night and a European Cup winner as a footballer who later managed clubs including Wycombe Wanderers, Aston Villa, Leicester City and Sunderland?

7.

What name links one of the world’s largest advertising firms founded in the USA in 1930 and someone who the Daily Telegraph described as the most heavily reported missing person in modern history?

8.

Which name links a toll bridge over the Manchester Ship Canal and Bolton’s biggest food manufacturer, founded in 1870 and now the UK leader in its field?

Sp1

Which surname links the star of High Noon, a Cheltenham Gold Cup winning jockey and a Salford born poet?

Sp2

Which surname links a retirement specialist housing developer and the US Senator for Wisconsin from 1947 until his death in 1957, infamous for his witch hunting activities?

Go to Round 4 questions with answers

ROUND 5 - Hidden Theme

There are sound-alikes and links to the theme that are part of longer words - colloquial words also sometimes make the link

1.

What is the toiletries company with a headquarters in Manchester, factories in Salford, Africa, the Far East and Australia, a listing on both the London and Nigerian Stock Exchanges and a worldwide turnover of nearly £600m?  Its largest brand has been a staple of UK bathrooms since 1938.

2.

Which 1980's UK pop band took its name from adaptations of the names 'Dupont & Dupond' made when the original French stories were translated into English?

3.

Which 3 words, appearing consecutively in a dictionary, mean:

the 19th letter of the Greek alphabet,

to reproach or wound someone contemptuously,

a grey with a tinge of another colour, usually brown?

4.

Which 3 words, appearing consecutively in a dictionary, mean:

to adopt or support a cause or doctrine,

strong, black coffee made under steam pressure,

to catch sight of?

5.

Which surname or acronym links a British political journalist, a Mancunian musician & songwriter, and a project finance concept which defines an action-standard for a project's viability prior to its launch?

6.

What surname is shared by an English queen consort and stepmother, and the Pixar superheroes Mr and Mrs Incredible?

7.

Saab was the first, Etihad Airways the current.  Of those in between, which, at 12 years between 1987 and 1999 sponsored Manchester City's shirts for the longest period?

8.

Who is missing in this list of names of the four poets who constituted 'The Auden Group': W H Auden, Stephen Spender and Cecil Day-Lewis?

Sp.

Which 1993 British film was based on the Guildford Four's conviction for the 1974 IRA Guildford pub bombings and their subsequent exoneration?

Go to Round 5 questions with answers

ROUND 6 - Announced theme

Each answer contains a word or words that can precede the word 'day'

1.

What is the name of the writer and actress who created the character Kerry Mucklowe in the BBC sitcom This Country?

2.

What is the alternative name of the North American rodent the woodchuck?

3.

Which British indie rock band formed in2010 by vocalist Dan Smith had their biggest hit in 2013 with the song Pompeii?

4.

In the language of flowers, what is the symbolic meaning of the plant rosemary?

5.

Born in New Jersey in 1752, seamstress and upholsterer Betsy Ross is credited with creating which symbolic item in 1776?

6.

Which 1833 poem opens with the lines:

"On either side the river lie
Long fields of barley and of rye,
That clothe the world and meet the sky;
And through the field the road runs by
To many-towered Camelot"

7.

Which political activist’s published works include Stride Towards Freedom (1958), The Measure of a Man (1959), Why We Can’t Wait (1964) and Where Do We Go from Here? (1967)?

8.

Which pioneering but controversial 1915 epic film directed by D W Griffiths depicts a racially insensitive view of the US Civil War and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln?

Sp.

What is the capital of the Caribbean Island of Grenada?

Go to Round 6 questions with answers

ROUND 7 - Paired

1.

Who is the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions?

2.

Who is the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs?

3.

Ten Days That Shook the World by US journalist John Reed is an eyewitness account of which major event of the early twentieth century?

4.

The 1952 film Above and Beyond, starring Robert Taylor as USAF Lt Col Paul Tibbets Jr, concerns which major event of the twentieth century?

5.

Along with Arthur Kennelly, which English physicist lends his name to the layer of the ionosphere about 90-150 km above the ground that reflects medium length radio waves back to earth? (surname will suffice)

6.

Which German born physicist proposed the 'Uncertainty Principle' concerning the relationship between the position and velocity of quantum particles? (surname will suffice)

7.

Which English city lies at the eastern end of the A57 and is the point where the A15 and A46 cross?

8.

Which English city straddles the A4, and lies at the south western end of the A46 and the northern end of the A36?

Go to Round 7 questions with answers

ROUND 8 - Paired

1.

In which song by which band do these lyrics appear:

“With the lights out, it’s less dangerous. Here we are now, entertain us”?

2.

In which song by which band do these lyrics appear:

“So if you’re lonely, you know I’m here waiting for you. I’m just a crosshair, I’m just a shot away from you”?

3.

In thermodynamics, what 'e' is defined as 'a measure of the amount of energy of an object which is unavailable to do work'?

4.

What 'p' is sometimes known as the 'fourth state of matter'?  It is formed when a gas is heated and contains a significant proportion of charged particles (ions).

5.

Which actor and actress starred in the TV series Fat Friends between 2000 and 2005, before even greater success from 2007 in a BBC sitcom they also co-wrote?

6.

With whom did James Corden pair up, under an ensemble name Shout for England, for the release in 2010 of the single Shout?  It was the unofficial anthem of the England football team in that year's World Cup and reached No.1 in the UK charts.

7.

Which 2020 film tells of the itinerant camper-van travels of a woman exploring life outside conventional society after the economic collapse of a company town in Nevada?  It won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress awards at the 2021 Oscars.

8.

Frances McDormand's Best Actress Oscar for Nomadland made her only the second woman in the history of the Oscars to be awarded Best Actress three times.  Name the other (who went on to win a fourth).

Sp1

Which golfer (who added to his total this year) is the leading Ryder Cup points scorer of all time?

Sp2

Of whom was it said last week at their funeral: “To be born a gentleman is an accident, to die one is an achievement”

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ROUND 1 - Hidden theme - 'Local Hero'

The initial letters of the answers spell out, in anagram form, the forename of a local hero

1.

What is the name of the RSPB founder who lived in Victorian Didsbury? (both names required)

Emily Williamson

2.

What is the fifth pillar of Islam involving the Ka’aba

Hajj

3.

This lower League club play at Highbury stadium and sacked Joey Barton in January 2021 - who are they?

Fleetwood Town

4.

A silvery grey metal, atomic no.22, its name is linked to the offspring of Uranus and Gaea - what is it?

Titanium

5.

Where is the Western Approaches Museum, an underground labyrinth of WW2 underground bunkers?

Liverpool

6.

Where in the body is the synovial joint?

Elbow

7.

What is the nickname of the building located at 122 Leadenhall St, London?

Cheese Grater

8.

Who was the first foreign manager to win the FA Cup in England? (both names required)

Ruud Gullit

Theme: The local hero is Fletcher Moss

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ROUND 2 - 'Something in common'

Answers share a common feature

1.

This iconic 1960s figure from US TV has a father-in-law called Ricky Slaghoople and a maternal grandfather Davy Crockery.  Who is he?

Fred Flintstone

2.

Which 81-year old performer sold their back catalogue for a reported $50 million this month?

Tina Turner

3.

Name the designer of the UNESCO World Heritage aqueduct in the Vale of Llangollen who is buried in Westminster Abbey.

Thomas Telford

4.

He broke down the fourth wall and penned lyrics to Mack the Knife – who was he?

Bertolt Brecht

5.

A key figure in European history who inspired a Scottish band formed in 2002.  Who was he?

Franz Ferdinand

6.

Whom did Einstein call the “father of modern science”?

Galileo Galilei

7.

FIFA World Player of the Year 1998, 20000, 2003 - in 2004 named Best European Player of the last 50 years - who is he?

Zinedine Zidane

8.

He became (in 2012) the first African player to score 100 Premier League goals and scored in 4 separate FA Cup finals.  Who is he?

Didier Drogba

Sp.

What is the name of Spiderman’s alter ego?

Peter Parker

Common feature: Each answer is a name in which forename and surname start with the same initial letter

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ROUND 3 - Hidden theme

In some answers the theme depends on sound-alikes

1.

In 1992 this journalist was named Young Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards.  He has worked as a feature writer for The Guardian and The Mail on Sunday and since 1999 has been the restaurant critic of The Observer.  He has written a number of books on food and four novels.  Since 2012 he has chaired the Radio 4 programme The Kitchen Cabinet.  Who is he? (both names required)

Jay Rayner

2.

What is the surname of the two brothers who founded rock band The Darkness in Lowestoft in 2000?  They won three Brit Awards in 2004: Best British Group, Best British Rock Act and Best British Album for Permission to Land?

Hawkins

3.

This MP entered parliament as a Labour MP in 1963.  He remained the MP for Leeds South until he stepped down in 1992.  He was Secretary of State for Northern Ireland from 1974 to 1976 and Home Secretary from 1976 to 1979.  He died in 2006.  Who was he? (both names required)

Merlyn Rees

4.

This Canadian actor, born in 1980, began as a child actor in the 1990s before he graduated to Hollywood.  He was nominated for his first Academy Award for Best Actor for the film Half Nelson in 2006.  Since then he has starred in a number of mainstream films including Crazy, Stupid Love, The Ides of March, Blade Runner 2049 and, in 2016, La La Land for which he received the Golden Globe for Best Actor and his second Oscar nomination.  Who is he?

Ryan Gosling

5.

This maths teacher was captain of the Emmanuel College Cambridge University Challenge team in 2017.  During the series he met Eric Monkman, the captain of Wolfson College, the eventual series winners.  The pair went on to make TV programmes together and our subject continues to campaign to improve maths literacy in the UK.  Who is he?

Bobby Seagull

6.

What Is the name of the Canadian rapper born in 1986 who has had No.1 US albums with Thank Me Later in 2010 and Nothing Was the Same in 2013?  His fourth album Views spent 13 weeks at the top of the US charts in 2016, the first to do so by any artist for over a decade.

Drake

In questions 7 and 8 the theme is displayed in a 'run-on’ fashion between the answers to both parts

7.

The name of the residence of the Duke of Wellington situated right at the heart of London on Hyde Park Corner.

&
The name of the actor who played DI Steve Arnott in the Line of Duty BBC TV series.

Apsley House

&

Martin Compston

(Housemartin)

8.

The pen name of French novelist Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin.

&

Pink Floyd’s debut album.

George Sand

&

Piper at the Gates of Dawn

(Sandpiper)

Sp.

Who is the current Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland?

Micheal Martin

Theme: Each answer contains the name of a bird...

jay, hawk, merlin, gosling, seagull, drake, housemartin, sandpiper, martin

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ROUND 4 - Hidden theme

There is a common link between each surname

1.

Which surname links the female Irish novelist who last week refused to have her book translated into Hebrew and a many-times married American actor born in 1920 who died in 2014?

Rooney

(Sally and Mickey)

2.

Which surname links a 56 year old American actress who played the lead character in an American female focussed drama that ran for 94 episodes between 1998 and 2004 and a fictional cartoon television chauffeur?

Parker

(Sarah Jessica and Aloysius 'Nosey' from Thunderbirds)

3.

Which surname links a Brexit supporting pub company owner, an actor famous for a role with a big nose and a musician about to embark on a supposedly carbon net zero world tour?

Martin

(Tim, Steve and Chris)

4.

Which surname links a professor who had to resign at the height of the pandemic in 2020 for breaking the social distancing rules he himself had advocated and a tractor and combine harvester firm?

Ferguson

(Professor Neil and Massey Ferguson)

5.

Which 42 year old Scottish actor has had prominent roles in TV dramas State of Play and Shameless and films The Last King of Scotland and Atonement?  He married his Shameless co-star Anne-Marie Duff.

James McAvoy

6.

Which surname links an American playwright whose works includes Mourning Becomes Electra, The Iceman Cometh and Long Day’s Journey Into Night and a European Cup winner as a footballer who later managed clubs including Wycombe Wanderers, Aston Villa, Leicester City and Sunderland?

O’Neill

(Eugene and Martin)

7.

What name links one of the world’s largest advertising firms founded in the USA in 1930 and someone who the Daily Telegraph described as the most heavily reported missing person in modern history?

McCann

(McCann and Madeleine)

8.

Which name links a toll bridge over the Manchester Ship Canal and Bolton’s biggest food manufacturer, founded in 1870 and now the UK leader in its field?

Warburton

Sp1

Which surname links the star of High Noon, a Cheltenham Gold Cup winning jockey and a Salford born poet?

Cooper

(Gary, Bryan and John Cooper Clarke)

Sp2

Which surname links a retirement specialist housing developer and the US Senator for Wisconsin from 1947 until his death in 1957, infamous for his witch hunting activities?

McCarthy

(McCarthy & Stone and Joseph)

Theme: Each answer contains the surname of a current Championship Football Club Manager...

Wayne Rooney – Derby County, Scott Parker – Bournemouth, Russell Martin – Swansea City, Darren Ferguson – Peterborough United, Frankie McAvoy – Preston North End, Michael O’Neill – Stoke City, Grant McCann – Hull City, Mark Warburton – Queens Park Rangers, Steve Cooper – Nottingham Forest, Mick McCarthy – Cardiff City

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ROUND 5 - Hidden Theme

There are sound-alikes and links to the theme that are part of longer words - colloquial words also sometimes make the link

1.

What is the toiletries company with a headquarters in Manchester, factories in Salford, Africa, the Far East and Australia, a listing on both the London and Nigerian Stock Exchanges and a worldwide turnover of nearly £600m?  Its largest brand has been a staple of UK bathrooms since 1938.

P Z Cussons

(accept Cussons)

2.

Which 1980's UK pop band took its name from adaptations of the names 'Dupont & Dupond' made when the original French stories were translated into English?

The Thompson Twins

(the bumbling detectives in The Adventures Of Tin Tin whose names were changed to Thomson & Thompson in the English translation)

3.

Which 3 words, appearing consecutively in a dictionary, mean:

the 19th letter of the Greek alphabet,

to reproach or wound someone contemptuously,

a grey with a tinge of another colour, usually brown?

tau, taunt, taupe

4.

Which 3 words, appearing consecutively in a dictionary, mean:

to adopt or support a cause or doctrine,

strong, black coffee made under steam pressure,

to catch sight of?

espouse, espresso, espy

5.

Which surname or acronym links a British political journalist, a Mancunian musician & songwriter, and a project finance concept which defines an action-standard for a project's viability prior to its launch?

Marr

(Andrew Marr, Johnny Marr, M.A.R.R. - Minimum Acceptable Rate of Return)

6.

What surname is shared by an English queen consort and stepmother, and the Pixar superheroes Mr and Mrs Incredible?

Parr

7.

Saab was the first, Etihad Airways the current.  Of those in between, which, at 12 years between 1987 and 1999 sponsored Manchester City's shirts for the longest period?

Brother

 

8.

Who is missing in this list of names of the four poets who constituted 'The Auden Group': W H Auden, Stephen Spender and Cecil Day-Lewis?

Louis MacNeice

Sp.

Which 1993 British film was based on the Guildford Four's conviction for the 1974 IRA Guildford pub bombings and their subsequent exoneration?

In The Name Of The Father

Theme: Each answer contains the name of a family member...

cousin, son, aunt, spouse, mother (ma), father (pa), brother, niece

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ROUND 6 - Announced theme

Each answer contains a word or words that can precede the word 'day'

1.

What is the name of the writer and actress who created the character Kerry Mucklowe in the BBC sitcom This Country?

Daisy May Cooper

2.

What is the alternative name of the North American rodent the woodchuck?

Groundhog

3.

Which British indie rock band formed in2010 by vocalist Dan Smith had their biggest hit in 2013 with the song Pompeii?

Bastille

4.

In the language of flowers, what is the symbolic meaning of the plant rosemary?

Remembrance

5.

Born in New Jersey in 1752, seamstress and upholsterer Betsy Ross is credited with creating which symbolic item in 1776?

Stars and Stripes flag

6.

Which 1833 poem opens with the lines:

"On either side the river lie
Long fields of barley and of rye,
That clothe the world and meet the sky;
And through the field the road runs by
To many-towered Camelot"

The Lady of Shalott

7.

Which political activist’s published works include Stride Towards Freedom (1958), The Measure of a Man (1959), Why We Can’t Wait (1964) and Where Do We Go from Here? (1967)?

Martin Luther King

8.

Which pioneering but controversial 1915 epic film directed by D W Griffiths depicts a racially insensitive view of the US Civil War and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln?

Birth of a Nation

Sp.

What is the capital of the Caribbean Island of Grenada?

St Georges

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ROUND 7 - Paired

1.

Who is the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions?

Therese Coffey

2.

Who is the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs?

George Eustice

3.

Ten Days That Shook the World by US journalist John Reed is an eyewitness account of which major event of the early twentieth century?

The Russian Revolution

4.

The 1952 film Above and Beyond, starring Robert Taylor as USAF Lt Col Paul Tibbets Jr, concerns which major event of the twentieth century?

Dropping of atomic bomb on Hiroshima

(Tibbets was the pilot of the Boeing Superfortress Enola Gay)

5.

Along with Arthur Kennelly, which English physicist lends his name to the layer of the ionosphere about 90-150 km above the ground that reflects medium length radio waves back to earth? (surname will suffice)

Oliver Heaviside

6.

Which German born physicist proposed the 'Uncertainty Principle' concerning the relationship between the position and velocity of quantum particles? (surname will suffice)

Werner Heisenberg

7.

Which English city lies at the eastern end of the A57 and is the point where the A15 and A46 cross?

Lincoln

8.

Which English city straddles the A4, and lies at the south western end of the A46 and the northern end of the A36?

Bath

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ROUND 8 - Paired

1.

In which song by which band do these lyrics appear:

“With the lights out, it’s less dangerous. Here we are now, entertain us”?

Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana

2.

In which song by which band do these lyrics appear:

“So if you’re lonely, you know I’m here waiting for you. I’m just a crosshair, I’m just a shot away from you”?

Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand

3.

In thermodynamics, what 'e' is defined as 'a measure of the amount of energy of an object which is unavailable to do work'?

Entropy

4.

What 'p' is sometimes known as the 'fourth state of matter'?  It is formed when a gas is heated and contains a significant proportion of charged particles (ions).

Plasma

5.

Which actor and actress starred in the TV series Fat Friends between 2000 and 2005, before even greater success from 2007 in a BBC sitcom they also co-wrote?

James Corden and Ruth Jones

6.

With whom did James Corden pair up, under an ensemble name Shout for England, for the release in 2010 of the single Shout?  It was the unofficial anthem of the England football team in that year's World Cup and reached No.1 in the UK charts.

Dizzee Rascal

7.

Which 2020 film tells of the itinerant camper-van travels of a woman exploring life outside conventional society after the economic collapse of a company town in Nevada?  It won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress awards at the 2021 Oscars.

Nomadland

8.

Frances McDormand's Best Actress Oscar for Nomadland made her only the second woman in the history of the Oscars to be awarded Best Actress three times.  Name the other (who went on to win a fourth).

Katharine Hepburn

Sp1

Which golfer (who added to his total this year) is the leading Ryder Cup points scorer of all time?

Sergio Garcia

Sp2

Of whom was it said last week at their funeral: “To be born a gentleman is an accident, to die one is an achievement”

Roger Hunt

(said by Jimmy Tarbuck)

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