Thursday, 11 April 2013

The Daily Teaser — 11-4-2013: I’m Sorry, I Haven’t A Clue† … !

You know, by now, you’ve probably worked I’m both British AND English,

And, as such … ?

Like a nice cup of tea on a frequent basis.

Along with that … ?   I’m ALSO going to admit, I’ve part one of a documentary on — one I recorded last night —  about the stuff.

It’s a fascinating watch, I should add.  I already knew about the Empire’s slightly murky history.   But, sometime’s it’s nice to be remember Britain — as a nation — were the world’s first organised drug gang* … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we?   Before I get sarcastic about that … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbiº — much pleased I’d managed to leave her a comment on her post, here — putting in her answers: and bagging ten out of tenª.

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

Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) April 11th, 1972, saw the first broadcast of I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue: who was its first chairman?
Q2) More to the point, who’s the show’s current chairman?
Q3) Name any of the three current, regular panelists … 
Q4) Which of the show’s then regular panelists died in 1996 … ?
Q5) What’s the name of the show’s ever lovely scorer … ?
Q6) Which guest panelist is famously beloved of the show’s satellite navigation system … ?
Q7) And finally … What’s the name of the I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue game takes place — usually — on the London Underground … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answer …
Q1) 10th April, 1912, saw the RMS Titanic leave port for its first and only voyage: which English port did it leave from … ?
A1) Southampton..
Q2) More to the point, which US port was the ship bound for … ?
A2) New York.
Q3) What is RMS short for … ?
A3) Royal Mail Ship.
Q4) The ship was owned and operated by which line … ?
A4) The Oceanic Steam Navigation Company or White Star Line of Boston Packets: commonly known as just the White Star Line.
Q5) The RMS Titanic was built by Harland and Wolff: in which city … ?
A5) Belfast.
Q6) Which ocean was the ship crossing, when struck by that iceberg … ?
A6) The North Atlantic Ocean.
Q7) What class of ship was the Titanic: Olympic, Titanic or Britannic … ?
A7) Olympic.
Q8) Name either of the other two in that class … ?
A8) The Olympic and the Britannic.
Q9) Exactly how many lifeboats did the Titanic have: twenty, thirty or forty … ?
A9) Twenty: about half as many as needed.
Q10) And finally … In which year was the wreck of the RMS Titanic finally found … ?
A10) 1985.
I’ll leave you with this quote from Humphrey Lyttelton …
“After tasting the meat pies, Samantha said she liked Mr Dewhurst’s beef in ale; although she preferred his tongue in cider.”
Hymphrey Lyttelton.
And the theme tune to I’m Sorry, I Haven’t A Clue … 

*        We managed to break the Chinese monopoly on tea, by introducing them to opium.   The wonders of imperialism … 

º        My pleasure, Debbi.   I still can’t believe that one potential client … !

ª        See, Debbi … ?   You might be feeling godawful, but we wouldn’t know it, this end. :D

†        As a note for my overseas readers, I’m Sorry, I Haven’t A Clue is one of my favourite radio shows: usually available, domestically, on BBC Radio Four, and internationally, on the BBC World Service.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thank you, Paul! :) I really would love to jump into a TARDIS, take a trip back to Brentwood, and see everyone. Maybe even meet this Stephen Leather fellow. :) That would be awesome.

1. Humphrey Lyttelton
2. Jack Dee
3. Timothy Brooke-Taylor
4. Willie Rushton
5. Samantha
6. John Cleese (no idea, really :))
7. Mornington Crescent