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Tom Sutcliffe chairs the latest heat of the cryptic general knowledge quiz. Wales take on the South of England.

Questions from Programme 6

Question 1

Why would a Club sandwich be appropriate for a collaborative 17th century playwright, a reggae star who was the first to scale a British summit, and a controversially-tripped athlete?

Question 2
South of England

In which art museum might you find a man-eating beast, a prolific crime writer, Billy the Kid’s would-be pardoner, and the householder of 62 West Wallaby Street in Wigan?

Question 3

The link between these three pieces is fundamental. What is it?

Question 4
South of England

In what way does each of the following have two titles?

Question 5 – listener question from Jude Rymer in York

One was the site of a fictional entrance in an unsuitable receptacle; another saw a departure, following a flight from home late in life. A third was the scene of a weekly romantic assignation; and a group braved the supernatural to stay the night at a fourth. What, and where, are they?

Question 6 – listener question from Sandy Duff in Spain
South of England

Where could you find together: a Commonwealth country consisting of 990 islands; a national park in Southern California; a character in the TV soap Emmerdale who retired to Spain; a James Bond actor; and a champion of consumers and children?

Question 7

A Christmas number which featured a mystery in a red room; an expert to whom 19th century English goodwives turned on a monthly basis; and the photographer of fashionable society. All successful, yet all losers – why?

Question 8
South of England

A 15th century French murder trial, Rose's wedding in the Sudan which received international attention, and the mass excommunication that provoked a theological dilemma. What's the legal connection?

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 2 Aug 2008 23:00

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