Tuesday, 14 January 2014

The Daily Teaser — 14-1-2014

You know, Radio 4’s always worth a listen, at this time of the morning.

Especially when the Today programme’s in the mood to do something slightly geeky.

They’ve just given Sherlock Holmes a mention: that’s relevant, as the last  episode of Season 3 the BBC’s recent version — complete with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman — has recently been aired.

Along with all that … ?   It seems that Undershaw, the house Sir Arthur Conan Doyle built for his wife, is needing extensively repair and renewal.

Here’s hoping that happens: as it turns out, it’s ALSO the place where Conan Doyle wrote The Hound Of The Baskervilles.

Which gives it a bit of historical importance, wouldn’t you say … ?


Moving on … ?   Moving on, Yesterday’s teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us know she loves Madness, she also bagged five out of five.

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 14th January, 1964, saw the birth of actor. Mark Addy: in which series did he play Robert Baratheon … ?
Q2) 14th January, 1933, saw the Bodyline scandal reach its peak, during England’s Ashes Tour of Australia.   In which sport are The Ashes contested … ?
Q3) 14th January, 2002, saw the UK declared free of Foot and Mouth Disease.   By which government department … ?
Q4) 14th January, 1973, saw an live concert by Elvis become the most watched live event of the time.   The concert was broadcast from which US state … ?
Q5) Finally … 14th January, 1950, saw the first test flight of which Soviet jet fighters … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 13th January, 1822, saw Greece formally adopting its flag.   Name either of the colours on that flag.
A1) Blue and white.
Q2) 13th January, 1972, saw the Prime Minister of which African country ousted in a coup: Gambia, Ghana or Guinea-Bissau?
A2) Ghana.
Q3) 13th January, 1942, saw Henry Ford — that Henry Ford — patent a plastic what … ?
A3) A plastic car: apparently, the thing was made from a plastic derived from soybeans, and a type of alcohol made from hemp.
Q4) 13th January, 1974, saw Seraphim named as Archbishop of Athens And All Greece.   Was he the tenth, eleventh or twelfth holder of the title … ?
A4) Tenth.
Q5) Finally … 13th January, 1893, saw the birth of horror writer, Clarke Ashton Smith: once described as one of the three biggest writers for classic pulp, Weird Tales.   Name one of the other two.
A5) Robert E. Howard or H. P. Lovecraft.
As it’s LL Cool J’s birthday, today, I’ll let him do his thing at you … 

And leave you with this thought …
“If you can’t fully believe in your ideas, it very quickly communicates to a group of actors who need something to hold onto. They need to believe that whatever criticism, whatever comment is received, is meant.”
Sir Trevor Nunn, born 14th January, 1940.
Have a good day.

*        I don’t know how true it is, Debbi, but: apparently when Madness played the first Madstock gig, in 1992, there were enough people at the show jumping up and down, for the show to register on the Richter Scale … !   Disaster Area, eat your heart out … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Ha! The Hitchhiker's Guide. Of course! :)

1. Game of Thrones
2. cricket
3. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
4. Hawaii
5. MiG-17