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22 hours ago, Optimist on the run said:

In the song often referred to as Daisy, Daisy, or Bicyle Built for Two, what is Daisy's rather apt surname?

After watching the Downton Abbey film two weeks ago and hearing the song being sung in it my brother and I remembered our mum singing it as well and so I remember that her name was Daisy Bell.

"Peddling our way down the road of life, I and my daisy bell"

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2 hours ago, speakers-corner said:

The case is clear here. Im out of it, I googled the answer :D. Im sure I watched the series a LONG time ago.

Holy cow!  At least I am not now laughing alone at the memories!  I guess you probably have to be over 65 to have seen this.  Another time, another plaice (as they say).

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not far off 65, a few yrs to go. Anyway the answer is here, somewhere. I wonder where ;)


On ‎11‎/‎27‎/‎2019 at 11:58 AM, grimpil said:

Is anybody there?  Do you want a clue?  Maybe I will mislead you with a red herring . . . . or not?


On ‎11‎/‎27‎/‎2019 at 2:47 PM, speakers-corner said:

The case is clear here. Im out of it, I googled the answer :D. Im sure I watched the series a LONG time ago.


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1 hour ago, IceColdUK said:

Afraid for this one, you could have given me the complete cast of characters and actors, and even the name of the show, but unless it was in quotes I’d still have missed it.  Sorry.

me too and I was watching TV around that time.



On 11/30/2019 at 5:27 PM, grimpil said:

Not being a regular participant in this quiz thread I don't know the "etiquette" of when an unanswered question is abandoned & who sets the next challenge. 

You could try a followup really easy question, such as A... S... was in it, what C.. D.. character did he play  in film.

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Hmm!  As soon as I saw the Penge question I immediately knew the answer & my own question came straight into my head.  Sorry if I foxed you all!


So . . . It was characters in a TV series, which was dramatised from books in a similar vain to Rumpole.  On TV the judge was played by Alistair Sim, who presided over a series of court cases brought against the adversary of Sir Joshua Hoot.  The most renowned case involved an unusual cheque - it's validity being in question as it was not written on paper.  So for an optional answer maybe someone can recall the "bearer" of the cheque?

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A ding-a-ling to dodgydaved!


The TV series was an adaptation of A P Herbert's "Misleading Cases".  The man who wrote a cheque on a cow was Albert Haddock (played on TV by Roy Dotrice - father of Michelle aka Betty Spencer).  Each week Albert was up in court on some similar misdeameanour or interpretation of the law & always facing Sir Joshua Hoot as the exasperated counsel for the prosecution.  And AFAIK he was always victorious.  Sir Joshua was played by Thorley Walters.


Here is a link to the first episode "The Negotiable Cow" (sadly sound only survives recorded from the TV) - dates from 1967.  Do please at least listen to the first few minutes



Have ordered a secondhand copy of the book now to give myself some comical reading at Christmas!

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