Wednesday, 5 August 2015

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 5-8-2015

That … 

Is unusual … !!

Have I told you I tend to like a TV box set … ?  I didn’t?

I like a TV box set, now and again.

Just recently?

I’ve been happily spending some time with both Penny Dreadful, and with retro classic, Blake’s 7.

The latter of which — at least the penultimate episode of the last season — I’m watching, as I write.

Fascinating little thing called Warlord, I should add.

Although one actress — Bobbie Brown, playing Zeeona — is one I’m blowed I can find a Wikipedia entry for.

Although she does get a mention on IMDb.

Which is odd.

You’d think a hairdo like that would get a mention … !

Bobbie Brown, as Zeeona


At any rate … ?

At any rate, it’s Wednesday.   Which means, of course, that it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s, covered by the usual Creative Commons License* … 
Q1) 5th August, 1937, saw the birth of TV writer, Carla Lane.   Her birth name was Romana what: Barrack, Camp or Dustov?
Q2) Her first hit series was The Liver Birds.   The series was set in which English city?
Q3) Who played Sandra, in The Liver Birds?
Q4) Carla co-wrote the series with Myra who: Smith, Taylor or Jones?
Q5) From 1971 to 1976, Carla, and others, wrote episodes for Bless This House.   Which Carry On star was the main, male character, in Bless This House?
Q6) What channel was Bless This House on: BBC1, BBC 2 or ITV?
Q7) Which of Carla Lane’s sit-coms sees Wendy Craig as Ria?
Q8) Name either of the Carla Lane penned series to star Felicity Kendal.
Q9) Carla is an animal rights activist: and handed back her OBE, to protest one given to the head of Huntingdon Life Sciences, a company that did medical research on animals.   In which year was this?
Q10) Finally … one of Carla’s best known works was about the Boswell family of Liverpool.   What was it called?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th July saw the founder of the Scouting movement set up the original Scout Camp.   The Camp was on Brownsea Island: in WHICH Harbour?
Q2) Town, harbour and Island are in which English county?
Q3) The founder of the Scouts — and organizer of the camp — was Lieutenant General Sir Robert whom?
Q4) The Camp formally STARTED on which date in August?
Q5) Sir Robert wrote the book that’s considered the basic text of Scouting.   It’s calling Scouting for whom … ?
Q6) That book was first published in which year?
Q7) Sir Robert formed his ideas on Scouting, whilst in the British Army.   Specifically, during the Siege of Mafeking.   Mafeking is in which African country?
Q8) In the UK, the Girl Guides are the female branch of the Scout movement.   What’s the junior branch of the Guides called?
Q9) Upcoming comedy horror film,Scouts vs Zombies, sees a small group of scouts facing a horde of … what?
Q10) In the Peanuts comic strip, Woodstock the bird, and some of his friends, are members of a Scout troop led by which beagle?
A1) Poole Harbour.
A2) Dorset.
A3) Sir Robert Baden-Powell.   (The Powell part of the name rhymes with Noel: rather than with the phrase ‘HOW well’.)
A4) 1st August.
A5) Scouting for Boys.   (It’s not actually ON Project Gutenberg: although the site DOES have Sir Robert’s My Adventures as a Spy.   Sounds fun … )
A6) 1908.
A7) South Africa.
A8) The Brownies.   (Billy Connelly in a Brownie outfit?   Not a pretty sight.)
A9) Zombies.   (It’s due to be released towards the end of the year: and also goes under the title, Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.   It’s possibly going to be the only thing sillier than Billy Connelly’s outfit in In The Brownies.)
A10) Snoopy.
Enjoy those: I’ll catch you later … 

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