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17 hours ago, Boggin's Dad said:

It is the most ridiculous quiz ever, I am not sure you would ever be able to pitch successfully nowadays. 


Before Jack Dee took over the chairmanship, who was the long term host?

Humphrey Littleton (or should there only be one 't' in there ? )

What astonishes me about the show (apart from the straight faced Mornington Crescent running joke ) is how the utterly scurrilous chairman's remarks about the delightful Samantha ever got by the powers that be ...

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Ding to MartyBartfast,

special mention to searcherdog for not knowing, but in exactly the right way .


Oh, and I just got a letter from a  Mrs. Trellis of North Wales ... she wonders if it is true that German shoppers are stocking up on sausage and cheese to be prepared for the Würst Käse scenario ?

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As an antipodean the question was out of my knowledge range except that I had seen the air crash one on a tv docco. I could remember it involved an English team and occurred in Germany late 50s or early 60s.

One thing that stuck in my mind about that disaster is that after investigation, it was found that the passengers who survived were in rear facing seats. I think I also heard somewhere that US navy aircraft now have seats facing rearwards in case of such an event happening. As I have done a lot of flying I often wonder if it would be a good thing to have passenger seats facing the rear, it seems to make sense, after all, baby capsules in cars (here) are required to be rear facing.

Sorry about my mind rambling if its OT.

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Thank you for the ding, took us long enough to think of an answer and didn't even think of Hillsborough?


Hope this next question doesn't exclude the non British participants - which long running British TV programme's theme tune is "At the castle gate" by Jean Sibelius?


The piece of music in question 


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I have no idea so I Googled it and still have no idea except its a popular spot to visit and has a festival of some sort. Before doing that I thought it could be something along the line of SC's answer where in my state there is a spot somewhere on the east coast where you can see the sun across water.

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6 hours ago, colleda said:

Thanks MB. Hunstanton is another now another go-to place on my next UK visit list - whenever that will be.


Q. Where in UK did Jimi Hendrix play an underground gig?

Easy for any fans - December '66 Chiselhurst  Caves.


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19 hours ago, MartyBartfast said:

I think that was the explosion of a munitions ship, though no idea of the name of the ship. IIRC it was supposedly the loudest man made noise ever.

That's a big loud ding to MartyBartfast. It was between an empty cargo ship and a french ship carrying a load of high explosive. It was a very slow collision estimated at 1kt. Apparently some fuel drums on the deck  ship of the french ship ruptured. The spilt fuel ignited and made its way into the holds. Yes biggest and loudest bang (man made?) ever. Estimated force of a couple of kilotons. About 9000 people injured. Many thousands were made homeless.


Over to you MB.

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Decimal currency. That was my guess too as I remember it being about two years after here in Oz - 14/2/1966. I worked in a bank at the time.I still have a couple of thousand pennies and ha'pennies that I often drop in caches, including on my trips along UK canals.

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