I think I’ve possibly been had: by a tabloid.
It seems the Daily Mirror managed to put out a story that the BBC had cancelled Dr Who spin-off, Class.
One that convinced one or two people on Twitter … and got me going for a bit … !
I here to start sounding like Donald Trump …
But that’s sounding a little bit like Fake News …
The other side of the story?
Is that the series’ future? Is still in the air.
No announcement has been made about the show’s future.
I’m aware the BBC have a certain amount of concern about the viewing figures.
Not helped, I think, but the fact it delayed airing the show on BBC 2 until some time after the show’s online premiere. Internationally, the show’s been delayed: and also not helped by the fact the BBC couldn’t get iPlayer International off the ground.
I know the show’s had a rocky start.
But I also think the BBC should learn from this initial rough patch.
And, if they commission a second series — something I know I and others would like to see — they promote it fair more heavily.
~≈ﬁ≈~But let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Trevor*, Angel† and Debbi‡ putting in their answers: with all three scoring five out of five.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) 25th February, 1901, saw the incorporation of US Steel. By Elbert Gary: and which magnate?
Q2) Corazon Aquino was named as the President of the Philippines: on 25th February, 1986. Which dictator did she replace?
Q3) 25th February, 2016, saw three people killed — and fourteen injured — in a mass shooting in Hesston, and Newton. The two cities are in which US state?
Q4) A ruling by the European Court of Human Rights — on 25th February, 1982 — brought an end to what, in UK schools: the death sentence, corporal punishment or school dinners?
Q5) Finally … Hiram Rhodes Revels was sworn into office: as the USA’s first African American congressman. Which Party was he a member of?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 24th February, 1582, saw Pope Gregory 13th publish the bull, Inter gravissimas. What did this reform: the Curia, the Calendar or the Papal states?A1) The Calendar.
Q2) Louis Philippe 1st abdicated: on 24th February, 1848. As king of where: Spain, France or Germany?A2) France.
Q3) The first US president to be impeached, was impeached by the House of Representatives: on 24th February, 1868. Who was that President?
Q4) The UK’s first perforated stamp was released: on 24th February, 1854. Which stamp was it: the Penny Black, Penny Red or Two penny Blue?A4) The Penny Red.
Q5) Finally … Fidel Castro retired as Cuba’s President: on 24th February, 2008. He remained head of Cuba’s what, until 2011?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“What are we supposed to do about these stupid literary people who will never understand that painting is a craft! You make it with materials, not ideas! The ideas come afterwards, when the painting is finished.”Pierre August Renoir, 25 February 1841 – 3 December 1919.
And this tune …
Have a good day … !
* Cheers for the quote link, Trevor.
† It’s a lot easier in MacOS, Angel. ⌘, Shift and 3 snaps the screen, ⌘, Shift and 4 lets you grab an area of the screen^, ⌘, Shift and 4, and then the space bar, lets you grab whatever window the mouse is hovering over. Then — here’s the good bit — it puts the shot on the desktop. (You’re right: I’ve got the pom-poms out … :D )
‡ I couldn’t tell you, Debbi^! It’s been years since I’ve seen it: it was fun, I seem to recall, but fairly forgettable …
^ That movie shows you what happens when you do the ⌘, Shift and 4 snip, Angel. (Debbi, is that of any use to you … ? You should be able to do it one handed!)