That Was the Year That Was - The Answers
Dennis Waterman as William Brown in the BBC adaptations of Richmal Crompton's stories - he was succeeded in the role by Denis Gilmore
For the benefit of anyone bamboozled by last Sunday's Genome quiz, here are the answers you're been waiting for:
FEBRUARY - Peter Cook and Dudley Moore rose to fame after the success of Beyond the Fringe, which also starred Alan Bennett and Jonathan Miller.
MARCH - The last composer to work at the Radiophonic Workshop was Elizabeth Parker. The Workshop was located at the BBC sound studios in Maida Vale.
MAY - Angela Rippon and Tom Coyne presented the original, Midlands-only version of Top Gear.
Annette Mills and brother John on the set of Muffin the Mule, plus cameraman's elbow (not a recognised medical condition)
SEPTEMBER - The emperors in I, Claudius were Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula and Claudius (of course). There was also a cameo appearance by Nero in the last episode, played by Christopher Biggins. The actors (but not Biggins!) have all appeared in Doctor Who at one time or another.
DECEMBER - Professor Quatermass was called Bernard, in tribute to astronomer Bernard Lovell. The link between Quatermass and Muffin the Mule, as seen above, is that the last television Quatermass, John Mills, was the brother of Muffin's friend Annette Mills.
More Genome blog larks in the Sunday Post on The Forsyte Saga - coming soon to a computer near you.