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“Up the Junction” and “Virginia Plain” revisited

Back in 2018, in this piece, I posed the following question: What do the songs “Virginia Plain” and “Up the Junction” have in common with each other, and with no other singles that have reached the UK Top 10? It’s one of my favourite pop trivia challenges. The answer was revealed in that earlier piece,… Continue reading “Up the Junction” and “Virginia Plain” revisited

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More Pop Trivia: a few updates prompted by “Head & Heart”, the current UK #1

The current UK #1 is “Head & Heart” by Joel Corry featuring MNEK, enjoying its fourth week at the top of the charts. I hadn’t heard it until a week ago, when I used this YouTube clip to check it out. Since then I have also heard it on BBC Radio 2 and have realized… Continue reading More Pop Trivia: a few updates prompted by “Head & Heart”, the current UK #1

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“Tenable” Series 2, repeated July 2020, episode 12 onwards

ITV are currently screening repeats of Series 2 of quiz show “Tenable” on weekday afternoons. This piece from July 2019 lists the questions and answers from the first 11 episodes of that series. I described it as “Raw ‘Tenable’ data” because it was not edited and tidied up in the same way as some of… Continue reading “Tenable” Series 2, repeated July 2020, episode 12 onwards

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“Tenable” repeats 1 June 2020 onwards (Series 1 Episodes 11-15)

ITV continue to broadcast repeats from the first series of their quiz show “Tenable”, first shown in the last two months of 2016. Episodes 11-15 are being repeated this week, starting on Monday 1 June 2020. Here are the questions and answers in the same format as in other pieces on this Blog, such as… Continue reading “Tenable” repeats 1 June 2020 onwards (Series 1 Episodes 11-15)

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“Tenable” repeats 25 May 2020 onwards (Series 1 Episodes 6-10)

Bank Holiday Monday here in the UK, and this week ITV are showing repeats of their quiz show “Tenable” that were first broadcast late in 2016, Series 1 Episodes 6-10. Here are the questions and answers in the same format as in other pieces on this Blog, such as this one from March 2019: a… Continue reading “Tenable” repeats 25 May 2020 onwards (Series 1 Episodes 6-10)

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Pop Master questions, week ending 10 April 2020

This piece from last weekend listed the questions from BBC Radio 2 mid-morning quiz Pop Master for the week ending Friday 3 April. Here are the questions and answers, 10 rounds of 10 questions, for the week just ended (Friday 10 April 2020). On the radio, each Bonus Question features a brief clip from a… Continue reading Pop Master questions, week ending 10 April 2020

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Pop Master questions, week ending 3 April 2020

Last month, in this piece, I wrote again about the BBC Radio 2 mid-morning quiz Pop Master. That piece included links to previous Blog posts about the quiz and a couple of recent questions. Here, for the first time, I offer a full week’s worth of questions and answers, 10 rounds of 10 questions, for… Continue reading Pop Master questions, week ending 3 April 2020