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Word of the week: mischievous

Last Friday, Channel 4 devoted the hours after 9pm to the sitcom “Friday Night Dinner”, to mark the show’s 10th anniversary. We have been big fans of the show for the last couple of years and were looking forward to it. There was a documentary featuring interviews with the cast, crew members (including the writer, Robert Popper) and celebrity fans. One of the show’s stars,… Continue reading Word of the week: mischievous

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All the things that didn’t matter, last season

The English football season is almost over. There are play-off finals in the coming week to determine the final promotion places in the second, third and fourth tiers of the professional game. In the top division, the Premier League, last Sunday’s final round of fixtures settled the few remaining issues, mainly related to European qualification. The relegation places had been confirmed with three matches to spare, and Manchester City were crowned… Continue reading All the things that didn’t matter, last season

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Oscars Trivia: films that won Best Picture but not Best Director

Reflections and facts about winners of the Academy Award for Best Director. [1100 words here, followed by a table containing 26 rows of data.]  The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony took place last month. As in the majority of previous ceremonies the same film won for Best Picture and Best Director. For only the second time, the Best Director award went to a woman, Chloe Zhao for “Nomadland”. The… Continue reading Oscars Trivia: films that won Best Picture but not Best Director

Trivia

“Tenable” questions, 13 May 2021 [Series 5 Episode 49]

A new series of ITV quiz show “Tenable” began on Monday 15 February. Here are the questions and answers for Thursday 13 May, Series 5 Episode 49 (S5Ep49). Sally Lindsay continues to stand in for the show’s usual presenter Warwick Davis. For previous series I have included at least a week’s worth of questions and… Continue reading “Tenable” questions, 13 May 2021 [Series 5 Episode 49]

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“Tenable” questions, 12 May 2021 [Series 5 Episode 48]

A new series of ITV quiz show “Tenable” began on Monday 15 February. Here are the questions and answers for Wednesday 12 May, Series 5 Episode 48 (S5Ep48). Sally Lindsay continues to stand in for the show’s usual presenter Warwick Davis. For previous series I have included at least a week’s worth of questions and… Continue reading “Tenable” questions, 12 May 2021 [Series 5 Episode 48]

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“Tenable” questions, 11 May 2021 [Series 5 Episode 47]

A new series of ITV quiz show “Tenable” began on Monday 15 February. Here are the questions and answers for Tuesday 11 May, Series 5 Episode 47 (S5Ep47). Sally Lindsay continues to stand in for the show’s usual presenter Warwick Davis. For previous series I have included at least a week’s worth of questions and… Continue reading “Tenable” questions, 11 May 2021 [Series 5 Episode 47]

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“Tenable” questions, 10 May 2021 [Series 5 Episode 46]

A new series of ITV quiz show “Tenable” began on Monday 15 February. Here are the questions and answers for Monday 10 May, Series 5 Episode 46 (S5Ep46). Sally Lindsay continues to stand in for the show’s usual presenter Warwick Davis. For previous series I have included at least a week’s worth of questions and… Continue reading “Tenable” questions, 10 May 2021 [Series 5 Episode 46]

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“Tenable” questions, 7 May 2021 [Series 5 Episode 45]

A new series of ITV quiz show “Tenable” began on Monday 15 February. Here are the questions and answers for Friday 7 May, Series 5 Episode 45 (S5Ep45). Sally Lindsay continues to stand in for the show’s usual presenter Warwick Davis. For previous series I have included at least a week’s worth of questions and… Continue reading “Tenable” questions, 7 May 2021 [Series 5 Episode 45]

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“Tenable” questions, 6 May 2021 [Series 5 Episode 44]

A new series of ITV quiz show “Tenable” began on Monday 15 February. Here are the questions and answers for Thursday 6 May, Series 5 Episode 44 (S5Ep44). Sally Lindsay continues to stand in for the show’s usual presenter Warwick Davis. For previous series I have included at least a week’s worth of questions and… Continue reading “Tenable” questions, 6 May 2021 [Series 5 Episode 44]