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That was a stroke of luck for me spotting the question as I only logged onto to here today for the first time in ages.  Prompted by the renewal of my annual subs.  Even though caching has been a low priority in recent months I still wonder where else I could get so much fun for £24.99 a year!  I just paid a roofer £25 for 10 minutes work to replace a cracked tile.

 

I'll go think of a new question - back soon.

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Staying with "Fools . . . " theme, try this one for size:
 
If you saw are a keen fan, or if you saw the re-run recently of "We Love Only Fools & Horses" you might recall that David Jason was not first choice to play Delboy.  He was third but who was the second choice.  A clue is that whilst IMHO he was perfect elsewhere as Pamela's husband I just cannot imagine his interpretation of Delboy would have resulted in such a national treasure character.
 
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LOL!  Almost but not quite!  First choice was Enn Reitel . . . But I'll give you the DING for actually getting the right name in Jim Broadbent as it seems no-one else is even guessing.

 

I was not aware of Larry Lamb having a screen wife called Pamela - so maybe I confused you.  The Pamela I intended was mother of Bridget Jones.

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OK, so this is an answer I don't actually know, per se - but I'm going to have a logical stab based on some stuff I do know and the way the question was worded... (don't laugh at the result!)

 

Given that Perseverance only just landed on Mars, I'm going to guess Mars is the first planet piece. I know Mars is the Roman God of War - and given that I know Jupiter was the bringer of Joy, my full answer is going to be a mismatch of all those 3 snippets

 

How about "Mars the bringer of war"?

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On 2/2/2021 at 5:01 PM, Boggin's Dad said:

 

A ding to you MartyBartFast

 

It was John Harrison, The prize was £20000, quite a lot of money today, let alone in the mid 1700s

 

This is memorialised by the Show of Hands tune, here played at Abbotsbury in Dorset

 

Over to you

A while ago I read a book Longitude by Dava Sobel that was about Harrison. A good read.

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On 2/22/2021 at 7:31 AM, mellers said:

Which Berkshire town has the UK headquarters of Mars (them what makes the choccy bars)?


Time for a couple of hints, I think. Poet John Betjeman wrote a poem about this town which begins...
"Come, friendly bombs and fall..." and the TV series, 'The Office' was set in the sales office of a paper company there.

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On 3/2/2021 at 3:43 PM, searcherdog said:

Thank you.

It's possibly time for a harder question.

Mars Bars have been produced in many versions and sizes but when was the first Mars Bar made in Slough?  

 

This happened to be covered on a slightly old Food Programme I listened to yesterday - a recording of Roald Dahl gave it as 1932 I think.

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