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25/06/2017
BBC Radio 4

    QQ Team

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    1. In the last programme of the series Stewart Henderson got more than a little peckish when listener Edward Giles asked why bacon is the only thing to come in rashers and not slices. Food Historian Ivan Day cooked up some answers. Having had his fill of meaty morsels, Stewart was feeling like s...

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    2. This week Stewart was basking in the reflective glory of cats' and dogs' eyes after listener Robin Atack asked us to find out why our furry friends' eyes appear to glow green in flash photography. Gordon Kirk asked us to put to bed the old wives' tale 'when swallows fly high, the weather will...

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    3. This week we almost lost Stewart in the twists and turns of the hedge maze at Glendurgan Gardens near Falmouth. But he managed to find his way out in the end and was joined by one of the world's most famous maze designers, Adrian Fisher, to explore the role of mazes throughout history. Liste...

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    4. This week's programme was a smorgasbord of tiny bespangled bugs, teapots, ancient granite furniture and...wing woms. Listener Keith Rogers posed a question about the reasons behind the differing shapes of tea and coffee pots. Stewart was joined by Antiques Roadshow star Henry Sandon, along ...

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    5. The mid point of the series is fast approaching and we've already been inundated with fabulous questions from you. This week a question from listener Barry Greenwood prompted Stewart to ponder, excuse the pun, the spawning rituals of frogs. Stewart was marching to the beat o...

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    6. From the BBC picture archive, 1959: "The Archers: Bob Arnold as Tom Forrest, Chris Gittins as Walter Gabriel and Harry Oakes as Dan Archer. Bell ringing is the favourite pastime of many Ambridge characters. " It was wonderful to be back on the air on Thursday. We featured Mrs Heilwen Goo...

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    7. One of our listeners observed a mass of frogs appearing on just one day this spring. Has anyone else observed the same occurrence this year and why do you think this happens? Do any other creatures do the same when breeding? (Ed's note: See below on how to provide your answer.) Questions Q...

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