Thursday, 9 July 2015

The Daily Teaser — 9-7-2015: Anyone for Tennis?

Oh, now there’s a thing … !

You’ve probably realised, by now, that I’ve been binge watching early 80s classic, Sapphire and Steel.

Something I managed to finish, last night, with the concluding original series: known as Assignment 6, set in a small garage stuck in a bubble of time.

Absolutely fantastic stuff, I should add.

Assignment 2 — generally considered definitive — does drag a little: but I can also see why that story is so well spoken of.

Overall, the series spooked people: and has stayed in people’s memories ever since, for doing exactly that.

The weird bit … ?

Is that, in a syndicated interview, yesterday, Luther creator, Neil Cross, announced he’s looking at re-launching Sapphire and Steel.

Which is good: so long as Cross and company can keep that scary atmosphere.

What got me was the timing of the interview’s release, online.   Just as I finished watching the original series.

Personally … ?

I’m half expecting McCallum and Lumley to start banging on my door, any minute now.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring ten out of ten.

Let’s how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 9th July saw the first championships played at Wimbledon: in which year of the 1870s?
Q2) The championship is stilled played at Wimbledon: what’s the name of the club it’s played at?
Q3) What’s the post code for the club?
Q4) Wimbledon is one of four international Grand Slam tournaments in its sport: name one of the other three … 
Q5) Which of those Grand Slams is played on a clay court?
Q6) Who won that first Men’s Singles Championship?
Q7) In which year was the current Centre Court opened?
Q8) Exactly what sport are we talking about, here?
Q9) William Renshaw, Roger Federer and Pete Sampras have each won the same number of Wimbledon Mens’ Singles Finals.  How many times are we talking about?
Q10) Finally … Andy Murray won the Mens’ Singles Final in 2013: becoming the first British player to win, since whom?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 8th July saw the first reports appear: of a crashed UFO at a ranch near the small US town of Roswell.   In which year of the 1940s?
A1) 1947.
Q2) Roswell is in which US state?
Q3) UFO stands for Unidentified Flying … what?
A3) Object.
Q4) The press release about the incident came from an airbase then operated by whom: the US Army, Navy or Air force?
A4) The US Army: although the base — now called the Walker Air Force Base — is now operated by the US Air Force.
Q5) The US Army eventually claimed that the UFO was what: the planet Venus, a cloud or a weather balloon?
Q6) What the object WAS, was a balloon monitoring Soviet Russian activity.   Which activities: warplane flights, nuclear bomb tests or satellite launches?
Q7) The US operation doing that monitoring was called what: Operation Murghal, Operation Mogul or Operation Major?
Q8) The Unnatural is an episode of a well known TV series: an episode that centres on the Roswell Incident.   Which TV series?
Q9) Which 1996, Roland Emmerich, film has a scene showing us the aliens that supposedly survived the Roswell crash?
Q10) Finally … during the 1990s, footage emerged that claimed to show the autopsy of an alien who had died, in the crash at Roswell.   In which year of the 1990s was it first aired?
A10) 1995.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“New Yorkers love it when you spill your guts out there. Spill your guts at Wimbledon and they make you stop and clean it up.”

Jimmy Connors.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … 

*        I’ll have to see about giving it a listen, Debbi: I was in a bit of a rush when I wrote this … !   Oh, Radio 4’s just had a piece about the Mini Moog, one of the original synthesisers: the musician talking about it, just played the show out.   Lovely to hear, for an electronic music fan!

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