Friday, 18 October 2013

The Daily Teaser — 18-10-2013: The Beeb Beeb Ceeb … !

You know, the TV — appropriately enough, given the theme of today’s Teaser — is proving handy.

This last episode of Pain, Pus and Poison, for example … ?

Is VERY informative.   It’s just been covering Thalidomide, for example: and how it’s disastrous effects on babies in the womb led to greater drug regulation.

As it turns out … ?   The stuff’s also a very good treatment for certain forms of cancer: and, as it turns out, for Leprosy.

The mind boggles.

So while it’s doing that … ?

Let’s move on.


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi*† putting in her answers: and, along with letting us know she love’s the Teaser educational side, ALSO bagged 4 out of five.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Beeb themed questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the ‘How To,’ License and video … 

Q1) 18th October, 1922, saw the original founding of the BBC.   Who’s the BBC’s current Director General … ?
Q2) Who was the original DG … ?
Q3) The BBC operates under a Royal … what … ?
Q4) The BBC’s HQ is in London: is it Radio House, Broadcasting House or Television Centre … ?
Q5) What name is given to the BBC’s online catch-up service and software?
Q6) Which Goon originally referred to the BBC as ‘the Beeb’ … ?
Q7) The BBC is ALSO referred as what: Aunty, Uncle or Dad … ?
Q8) A well known musical event is usually broadcast by the BBC: with its climax transmitted from the Royal Albert Hall.   WHAT musical event … ?
Q9) Which other musical event does the BBC broadcast, once a year: from various parts of Europe … ?
Q10) Finally … what’s the BBC’s longest running soap opera … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 17th October, 1980, saw the Queen make the first state visit by a British monarch, to Vatican City.   Who’s the head of state of Vatican City … ?
A1) The Pope.
Q2) Who was head of State, at the time of the Queen’s visit?
Q3) Who’s the current — and 266th — holder of the office … ?
A3) Pope Francis.
Q4) Vatican City’s head of state is also the Bishop of … where … ?
A4) Rome.
Q5) Finally … the Vatican City’s head of state is ALSO head of the Holy …  what … ?
A5) The Holy See.   (The See is the body that organizes and oversees the Roman Catholic Church: Vatican City is the country the See is headquartered at.   Both are run by the Pope.)
I’ll leave you with the BBC’s motto …
“Nation shall speak peace unto Nation”
The heraldic motto of the BBC.
And with the BBC News channel’s signature music.

And with comedian, Bill Bailey’s version, from his Part Troll dvd … 

Have a good day.

*        Outside of keeping myself occupied, Debbi … ?   Why do you think I write ’em … ? :D

†        Actually, the documentary I’ve been watching gives Botox a mention, Debbi: and explains what makes it poisonous … but also what it’s doing to your hand, in (theoretically) helping out.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Yes, I know. It's just not doing the job properly. And hasn't been for eight years. Ouch! :)

1. Lord Hall of Birkenhead
2. John Reith
3. Charter
4. Broadcasting House
5. BBC Online
6. Peter Sellers
7. Aunty
8. Proms 'Resurrection Symphony'
9. Eurovision
10. East Enders