Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Nik Nak’s Weekly Teaser — 29-6-2016: The Television Centre of the World

Yes, it’s Wednesday.

And yes … 

I’m practically skint!

There we go.   That’s what happens when you treat yourself to a blu-ray copy of Event Horizon.

You end up short of sleep, and short of cash.

Still, at least I’ve enough to go and get myself some milk.

I hate tea without milk!


At ANY rate … ?

At any rate, it’s Wednesday.

Which means it’s — courtesy of the Brentwood Gazette — time for Nik Nak’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s set, covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) The BBC officially opened its HQ and recording studios: Television Centre.   In which year of the 1960s?
Q2) BBC, in this context, stands for British Broadcasting … what?
Q3) The Centre’s in which part of the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham: Brook Green, Fulham or Shepard’s Bush?
Q4) Name either of the two nearest tube stations.
Q5) At its height, how many studios did Television Centre have: six, seven or eight?
Q6) Which studio was ‘Match of the Day’ filmed in: Four, Five or Six?
Q7) A famous children’s TV show — including a notorious episode with Lulu the elephant — was broadcast from Television Centre.   Which Children’s TV show?
Q8) Back in 1988, one program broadcast from the Centre was interrupted by gay rights protestors.   Which program?
Q9) ‘The Horns of Nimon,’ ‘The Claws of Axos,’ and ‘The War Games’ were recorded at Television Centre.   They were all episodes of which series?
Q10) Finally … 1964, 2000 and 2003, all saw what happen at Television Centre: power cuts, strikes or bomb threats?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 22nd June saw the opening of the ‘Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway’.   In which year: 1906, 1907 or 1908?
Q2) The line was known as the what tube: Hampstead, Highgate or Haringey?
Q3) The line’s most northerly station — at the time of opening — was where: Edgware, Golders Green or Archway?
Q4) That station was the terminus on the north-west branch.   The north-east branch terminated where: Edgware, Golders Green or Archway?
Q5) What — when the line opened — was the line’s most southerly station: Leicester Square, Charing Cross or Embankment?
Q6) Building the route proved controversial, as it went under where: Kensington Gardens, Hampstead Heath or Clapham Common?
Q7) An extension to the line was opened in 1926.   This meant it’s most southerly station was where: Embankment, Waterloo or Kennington?
Q8) The line had a station called Tottenham Court Road.   That station is now called what?
Q9) ‘I’m Sorry, I Haven’t a Clue,’ features a game named after one of the line’s stations.   Which station: Camden Town, Mornington Crescent or Warren Street?
Q10) Finally … the line is now part of which London Underground line: the Piccadilly Line, the Northern Line or the Hammersmith and City Line?
A1) 1907.
A2) The Hampstead Tube.
A3) Golders Green.
A4) Archway.
A5) Charing Cross.   Which shouldn’t be that hard, when you look at the name of the line!
A6) Hampstead Heath.
A7) Kennington.
A8) Goodge Street.
A9) Mornington Crescent.
A10) The Northern Line.
Oh, and a tune … 

Have a good week!

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