Wednesday, 20 November 2013

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 20-11-2013: Dr WHO … ?


And unemployed people are supposed to have it easy … ?

Oy … !

Trust me, there’s time’s when the answer’s “No” … !

You see, a neighbour and I have been on the phone to our mutual landlords, about the damaged aerial junction box — amplifier, aerial box, splitter/amplifier, what-have-you — that feeds TV signals into our block of flats.

It’s … non-functioning, as a result of a clumsy inspection.

I’m not happy: neither are my neighbours.

Although, to play fair, we’ve been told the purchase of a replacement box and cables have been authorized.

And are awaiting the final installation: within a ‘couple of days’, although quite what that translates to, I REALLY couldn’t tell you: I just hope it’s before Saturday!


But Saturday’s sort of why you’re here.

At least, the weekly Gazette questions are why you’re here: here they are, covered by the usual Creative Commons License*, and all about a certain anniversary …
Q1) 1963 saw the first airing of ‘Doctor Who’, the  world’s longest running sci-fi show, to date: who was the first actor to play the Doctor?
Q2) That first story was called ‘An Unearthly …’ what?
Q3) What exactly does ‘TARDIS’ stand for?
Q4) More to the point, the Doctor’s TARDIS is permanently stuck in the shape of what … ?
Q5) Which former ‘Coronation Street’ actress played the TARDIS in a 2011 episode?
Q6) Name any of the eleven actors who’ve played the character to date: on TV.
Q7) More to the point, name the one actor to have played the part on film … 
Q8) Who, at least until Christmas, is playing the current, eleventh Doctor?
Q9) What was the name of the first story to feature the Daleks: The Dead Planet, The Daleks or The Mutants … ?
Q10) Finally, and according to the new version of the series, the Daleks fought the Last Great Time War with whom … ?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 13th November saw Great Britain win the World Cup, at Rugby.      At which Rugby code … ?
Q2) More to the point, in which year of the 1950s was this … ?
Q3) Who did we beat … ?
Q4) What was the score: 16-10, 16-11 or 16-12 … ?
Q5) In the particular Rugby code we’re talking about, how many members does each team have: 11, 13 or 15 … ?
Q6) How many players per team are there, in the other Rugby code: 11,13 or 15 … ?
Q7) When is the next Rugby World Cup: at least, of the code played, back in 1954 … ?
Q8) Name any of the teams that are playing in the competition.
Q9) Which nation won the 2008 World Cup, the most recent to be contested … ?
Q10) Finally … Rugby was supposedly invented when a schoolboy ran with the ball in his hands.   What was that schoolboys name … ?
A1) Rugby League.
A2) 1954.
A3) France.
A4) 16-12.
A5) 13.
A6) 15.
A7) 2013: seemingly, it’s due to finish on 30th November: I’m no sports fan, as my friends will tell you: but I can wish the Home Nations well, this year.
A8) Australia, the Cook Islands, England, Fiji, France, Ireland, Italy,  Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Scotland, Tonga, United States, Wales and New Zealand: the Kiwis, whilst they wear black and do a Haka, are not to be confused with the All-Blacks, also from New Zealand, wear black, do a Haka, but play the Other Game …
A9) New Zealand.
A10) William Webb Ellis: although the investigating sub-committee of Rugby School’s Old Boy’s association has never been able to verify the story.
Enjoy those.   And keep your fingers crossed for me!!!!!

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