Wednesday, 16 December 2015

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 16-12-2015: Hanging Around

Hmmm … 

Now, I’m officially slightly rushed.

I want to quickly get out of the house, into town, and back again: BEFORE BT phone me about my broadband.

AND get get in time to set something up.


Oh … and all the time worry about The technical problems the Gazette’s having: seems SOMETHING’S gone wrong for them at their end.

At any rate: today’s Wednesday.

Which means it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser: their version of This post will go live, as soon as they have their IT problems sorted.

In the meantime, here’s this week’s questions: covered, as ever, by the Creative Commons License*
Q1) 16th November saw MPs in the House of Commons vote to abolish hanging.   In which year of the 1960s: 1965, 1967 or 1969?
Q2) The original, relevant, act had suspended the Death sentence for some five years, and had come into force, when: 1963, 1965 or 1967?
Q3) This particular vote covers Great Britain.   In other words, Hanging was abolished in all countries of the UK … except one.   Which one?
Q4) The act — and the vote — effectively abolished hanging as a punishment: for which capital offense: arson in naval dockyards, murder or treason?
Q5) The then leaders of each of Britain’s major political parties voted for abolition: including Britain’s then Prime Minister.   Who was he?
Q6) The then Home Secretary opened the debate on Abolition… Who was he?
Q7) After this vote, hanging remained as punishment in the UK.   For what: piracy without violence, manslaughter or espionage?
Q8) Hanging was traditionally carried out on what?
Q9) Early forms of hanging killed the hanged person by strangulation.   Later versions were supposed to break the victim’s … what?
Q10) Finally … Hanging, as a punishment for any capital crime, was finally abolished in which year of the 1990s?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 9th December saw the first broadcast of the world’s longest running soap.   In which year of the 1960s?
Q2) The show is broadcast on what was Britain’s third to air terrestrial channel.   Which channel is it: BBC1, BBC 2 or ITV?
Q3) The show was originally going to be called what: ‘Florizel Street,’ ‘Albion Market’ or ‘Eldorado’?
Q4) William Roche has been in the show, ever since that first episode.   What’s the name of his character? 
Q5) His character married Deidre.   Twice.   Deidre was played by whom?
Q6) The show’s one pub was originally run by a character called Annie Walker: played by Doris Speed.   What’s the name of the pub?
Q7) Name either of the characters who currently own the pub.
Q8) The series is set in a fictional part of Salford.   Called what?
Q9) Ronnie Hunt had a keynote role in the series.   He did what: wrote the original scripts, recorded the theme tune or was the show’s creator?
Q10) Finally … what TV show are we talking about?
A1) 1960.
A2) ITV.
A3) Florizel Street.
A4) Ken Barlow.
A5) The late Anne Kirkbride.
A6) The Rover’s Return Inn.
A7) Liz McDonald and Tony Stewart.
A8) Weatherfield.
A9) He recorded the theme tune: at least, he played the distinctive trumpet solo, still used today.
A10) Coronation Street.
Enjoy those.

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