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This week in 1968: a chart full of girls’ names

Last weekend, on his BBC Radio 2 show “Pick of the Pops”, Paul Gambaccini played the UK chart from 1968, 52 years ago. “The Legend of Xanadu” by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich was at #1, having just replaced “Cinderella Rockafella” by Esther and Abi Ofarim. “Lady Madonna” by The Beatles was the… Continue reading This week in 1968: a chart full of girls’ names

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“Tenable” questions, week ending 14 February 2020 (Series 4, Episodes 56-60)

Here are the questions and answers for the current series of ITV quiz show “Tenable”, episodes broadcast between Monday 10 and Friday 14 February 2020, Series 4 Episodes 56-60 (S4Ep56, S4Ep57 and so on). The format here is the same as in earlier pieces such as this one from last week: a list of the… Continue reading “Tenable” questions, week ending 14 February 2020 (Series 4, Episodes 56-60)

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Up to date with Oscar winners, for a few more hours at least

Later tonight in Los Angeles the latest set of Academy Award winners will be announced. It will be the early hours of Monday morning here in the UK, and I will be asleep. The films that win over the next few hours were all released in 2019. As I wrote in this piece two years… Continue reading Up to date with Oscar winners, for a few more hours at least

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“Tenable” questions, week ending 7 February 2020 (Series 4, Episodes 51-55)

Here are the questions and answers for the current series of ITV quiz show “Tenable”, episodes broadcast between Monday 3 and Friday 7 February 2020, Series 4 Episodes 51-55 (S4Ep51, S4Ep52 and so on). The format here is the same as in earlier pieces such as this one from last week: a list of the… Continue reading “Tenable” questions, week ending 7 February 2020 (Series 4, Episodes 51-55)

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“Tenable” questions, week ending 31 January 2020 (Series 4, Episodes 46-50)

Here are the questions and answers for the current series of ITV quiz show “Tenable”, episodes broadcast between Monday 27 and Friday 31 January 2020, Series 4 Episodes 46-50 (S4Ep46, S4Ep50 and so on). The format here is the same as in earlier pieces such as this one from last week: a list of the… Continue reading “Tenable” questions, week ending 31 January 2020 (Series 4, Episodes 46-50)