Friday, 2 January 2015

The Daily Teaser — 2-1-2015: Killer On The Road*

Oh, well, that’s something … 

The Musketeers is back on, tonight.

I have to admit, I’ve never read the original books: something I might have to remedy, after I’ve got through the pile I got over Christmas.

At ANY rate … ?   At any rate, the series is back on, tonight: although with a new character — Rochefort, played by Marc Warren — replacing Cardinal Richelieu.

Apparently, Peter Capaldi’s now doing something else … 

Personally … ?   Personally, I’d like to see how that goes.

If it’s anything like the first season, it could be fun … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 2nd January, 1981, saw the arrest of serial killer, Peter Sutcliffe.   Sutcliffe was better — or notoriously — known as what?
Q2) How many woman was he convicted of killing?
Q3) His first murder was committed in which year of the 1970s?
Q4) At his trial, Sutcliffe plead guilty to how many counts of attempted murder: five, six or seven?
Q5) He also claimed to have which mental illness?
Q6) Which police force were criticized for their handling of the case?
Q7) One mistake Sutcliffe made was never properly followed up by investigators.   He left a new, easily traceable, what, with the body of one of his victims?
Q8) The Byford Report into Sutcliffe’s killings was finally released in which year: 2005, 2006 or 2007?
Q9) What nickname was given to the hoaxer who famously sent in a tape, claiming to have committed Sutcliffe’s murders?
Q10) Finally … Peter Sutcliffe is held in which hospital?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 1st January is New Year’s Day: which the ancient Romans dedicated to which god?
A1) Janus, the Roman god of gates, door and new beginnings: the month of January is named after him.
Q2) Oshōgatsu is the Japanese New Year’s Day: on which day is it celebrated?
Q3) 1st January, 1700, saw Russia start using Anno Domini.   Up until then, it had used Anno Mundi: formerly used by which empire?
A3) The Byzantine Empire.
Q4) 1st January, 1806, saw France stop using its Revolutionary Calendar: in which year had France adopted it?
A4) 1793.
Q5) Many in Canada will be celebrating New Year’s Day by having what: a grizzly bear barbecue, a polar bear plunge or a koala bear cuddle?
Q6) New Year’s Day sees Nassau hold the Junkanoo parade.   Nassau is the capital of which island nation?
A6) The Bahamas.
Q7) The people of the Gwaun Valley celebrate New Year’s Day on the 13th January.   The Valley is in which country of the UK?
A7) Wales.
Q8) Nowruz is New Year’s Day.   In which Calendar: Persian, Parsee or Pakistani?
A8) Persian.
Q9) Enkutatash is New Year’s Day: in which African country?
A9) Ethiopia.
Q10) Finally … Which band released the song, Happy New Year, in 1980?
A10) Abba.
I’ll leave you with this observation from the Byford Report in into Sutcliffe’s activities …
“We feel it is highly improbable that the crimes in respect of which Sutcliffe has been charged and convicted are the only ones attributable to him. This feeling is reinforced by examining the details of a number of assaults on women since 1969 which, in some ways, clearly fall into the established pattern of Sutcliffe’s overall modus operandi.”

From The Byford Report into the crimes of Peter Sutcliffe.
And this song: made notorious by the Hoax Tape … 

Have a good day!

*        The subtitle for today’s Teaser is entirely appropriate: Sutcliffe was a lorry driver, literally, a killer on the road …

†        Happy New Year to you, as well, Debbi!   (Pointless trivia for you, Debbi: Dan Starkey’s in the The Sontaran Stratagem/The Poisoned Sky two parter?  He plays Skorr.   The Sontaran General, Staal, was played by Christopher Ryan: who ALSO played Mike The Cool Person in The Young Ones.   Oh, and Lord Kiv, in The Trial Of A Time Lord Mindwarp episodes.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I wish I had my old Doctor Who episode guide. I could look up all those references! :)

1. the Yorkshire Ripper
2. 13
3. 1975
4. 7
5. paranoid schizophrenia
6. the West Yorkshire Police
7. a 5 pound note
8. 2006
9. Wearside Jack
10. Broadmoor Hospital