Wednesday, 9 October 2013

The Daily Teaser — 9-10-2013: The Life Of Brian

Looks like its officially official.  They’ve found some.

I’m burbling, aren’t I … ?

If you’re a fan of shows like Dr Who — ones that have been in production foe some time — you’ll be aware that, back in the 1960s and early 1970s, the BBC would wipe old episode from shows it then considered unimportant, from valuable, expensive, but very re-usable, video tape.

Which, obviously, means there’s a lot of episodes missing.

It’s also been rumoured — for some time — that some have been found.

Something that the BBC have confirmed: saying, in a press conference, yesterday, that “A number of early episodes of Doctor Who … have been returned to the BBC.”

Seemingly, the BBC is to confirm the find, later this week.

Keep your fingers crossed, folks: this could be good.


Moving on, yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi*, and a much welcomed back Trevor†, putting in their answers: with both telling us they’re train fans, the day ALSO say both scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how they — and you — do with today’s teaser, shall we … ?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To,’ License and video … 

Q1) 9th October, 1936, saw the birth of actor, Brian Blessed.   He played the Duke of Exeter in the Kenneth Branagh version of which of Shakespeare’s plays … ?
Q2) Brian is also the oldest man to reach the magnetic … what … ?
Q3) Additionally, he’s climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.   In which African country is Mount Kilimanjaro … ?
Q4) In which TV series did Brian first come to attention, playing PC Fancy Smith … ?
Q5) Name either of the character’s Brian played, in the original West End run of Cats.
Q6) Finally … In which science fiction film did Brian use the phrase, ‘Gordon’s ALIVE’ … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 8th October saw The Rocket win the Rainhill Trials, held by the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.   What was The Rocket … ?
A1) A steam powered locomotive.
Q2) More to the point, name its designer.
A2) George Stephenson, along with his son Robert.
Q3) The company owned by that designer’s son built The Rocket: who was the son … ?
Q4) Name any of The Rocket’s rivals, at the Trials.
Q5) Finally … the railway gauge used by The Rocket is named for the Rocket’s — and the gauge’s — designer.   How wide IS that gauge, in feet and inches … ?
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with this fact from Brian Blessed …
“I’m a fully trained cosmonaut… №1 reserve for the International Space Station”
Brian Blessed.
And his appearance on Stars In Their Eyes … 

I’ll wish every who isn’t Brian Blessed a good day.

And everyone who is, a Happy Birthday.

*        You’re right, Debbi‡, it’s a fantastic way to travel … !

†        One of these days, Trevor‡, we’ll have to persuade you to post up some photos.

‡        Actually, folks, did you see the news about the missing Dr Who episodes … ?   Could be interesting to see, especially if ANY of the found ones are from Evil Of The Daleks.


trev-v said...

old pictures of early days of beer wagon collection.

Debbi said...

Lost Doctor Who episodes? Do tell! :)

1. Henry V
2. pole
3. Tanzania
4. Z-Cars
5. Old Deuteronomy and Bustopher Jones
6. Flash Gordon