1   What letter does sitcom character Arnold Judas Rimmer have on his forehead?                                        H (for hologram)             

2   Who featured on a Bank of England note and has the SI derived unit of capacitance named after him?

                                                                                                                                                                                      Michael FARADAY               

3   By what name are past European Cup winners Crvena Zvezda better known?                                   RED STAR BELGRADE     

4   What name links Charles Darwin’s brother; the winner of the David Shepherd Trophy in 2016; and the humanist

     whose statue in Rotterdam is his country’s oldest?                                                                                                       ERASMUS     



5   Who ‘came out’ as the UK’s first lesbian cabinet minister after a tweet in June 2016?                           Justine GREENING            

6   In which town in the north of England is the Stephen Joseph Theatre?                                                          SCARBOROUGH  

7   The white-coated Maremma sheepdog originated in which country?                                                                               ITALY

8   The surname of the crime fighter played by David Hasselhoff on NBC TV rhymes with which Shipping Forecast area?  

                                                                                                                                      WIGHT or GERMAN BIGHT (ie Michael Knight)    



9   Which German was the youngest player in the 1966 World Cup Final?                                        Franz BECKENBAUER (20)          

10   Poet Ian McMillan is frequently referred to as the Bard of which northern town?                                              BARNSLEY             

11   Who was the twin sister of Apollo?                                                                                                                                  ARTEMIS     

12   Letters representing which town begin the postcodes of Cleethorpes, Grimsby and Scunthorpe?     DONCASTER (DN)         



13   The UN declared 2004 the ‘International Year’ of which gluten-free cereal grain?                                                         RICE

14   Sydney-born, who had the Opera Theatre in her home city named after her, two years after her death in October

        2010?                                                                                                                                                         Dame Joan SUTHERLAND

15   Which Italian city is known as ‘the Birthplace of the Renaissance’?                                                                        FLORENCE             

16   Now 300 years old, what variety of tree was the meeting place in 1834 of the six Tolpuddle Martyrs?                        SYCAMORE



17   Introduced in 1963, what entitles visitors to free entry on tours of the BBC TV Centre at Broadcasting House in

       Bristol?                                                                                                                                                              A BLUE PETER BADGE

18   In which city is the Ferens Gallery, where Lubaina Himid was presented with the 2017 Turner Prize?                     HULL        

19   Whose biography features the words sodomised, bayonet and Sirte?                                              Muammar GADDAFI’s            

20   At its launch in 2012, the beer described by producer Black Sheep Brewery as ‘new bright and beautiful Yorkshire

        Pale Ale’ was dedicated to which Wearsider?                                  James HERRIOT (accept Alf Wight - ‘All Creatures…’)



21   At 11,350 km² it is considered by many to be the world’s smallest sea. It takes its name from which Turkish island?

                                                                                                                                                                                     (Sea of) MARMARA           

22   On 13 June 1865, a famous Irishman was born at 5 Sandymount Avenue in Dublin. His middle name is what job?

                                                                                                                                                                           (William) BUTLER (Yeats)  

23   In which country might you celebrate the national day on 26 January by tucking into a Lamington cake?   AUSTRALIA  

24   What does the H stand for in the acronym PATH, which is a rapid transit system linking New Jersey to lower 

       Manhattan?                                                                                                                                  (Port Authority Trans-)HUDSON












1   In July 2017, Black Sheep Brewery launched its first lager. Its name, 54 Degrees North, references the latitude of

     which Yorkshire town?                                                                                                       MASHAM (54° 13' 24"N; 1° 39' 20"W)

2   Whose biography features the words sodomised, poker and Berkeley?                                                              EDWARD II’s

3   In 2007, London failed to host the Turner Prize for the first time…which city did as part of it being the European

     Capital of Culture?                                                                                                                                                  (Tate) LIVERPOOL       

4   Broadcasting House in which UK city has been the home of BBC’s Natural History programme-making since 1957?




5   What fruit could have fallen on Buddha’s head as he sat beneath the sacred Bohdi tree?                                              FIGS

6   Which Shropshire village is known as ‘the Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution’?                                         IRONBRIDGE     

7   At which musical venue can you hire the Utzon Room for parties, corporate functions and small productions such as

     chamber music performances?                                                                    SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE (designed by Jørn Utzon)

8   Available in red and creamy-white types, the UN declared 2013 the ‘International Year’ of which Andean food?      

                                                                                                                                                                                    QUINOA (‘keen-wa’)



9   Letters representing which city begin the postcodes of Nuneaton, Stratford-upon-Avon and Rugby?    COVENTRY (CV)

10   Which chart-topping twins were born in London, Halifax, and Auckland?                                     The THOMPSON TWINS

11   Punk poet John Cooper Clarke is frequently referred to as the Bard of which northern city?                              SALFORD

12   Which Englishman was the oldest player in the 1966 World Cup Final?                                                     Ray WILSON (31)



13   The surname of the crime fighter played by William Conrad on CBS TV rhymes with which Shipping Forecast area?

                                                                                                                                                                         SHANNON (Frank Cannon)       

14   The white-coated Tatra sheepdog originated in which country?                                                                                POLAND  

15   The Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough is named after the son of which actress - she sang ‘I Remember it Well’

        in Gigi in 1958?                                                                                                                                                  Hermione GINGOLD

16   In 2004, which Briton became the first gay European Commissioner for Trade?                                  Peter MANDELSON



17   What name is shared by the aunt of Atlas; the wife of King Herod; and the next-door neighbour of Gwen in TV’s

        Gavin and Stacey?                                                                                                                                                                    DORIS

18   Which football team plays Crvena Zvezda in what is known as the ‘Eternal Derby’?                  (FK) PARTIZAN Belgrade

19   Who features on a Bank of England note and has the SI derived unit for radiant flux named after him?   James WATT      

20   What letter does Nathaniel Hawthorne’s character Hester Prynne have sewn into her clothes?

                                                                                                                                  A (in the Scarlet Letter - probably for adulteress)           



21   The BART transport system, which connects passengers via such stations as Fremont and Fruitvale, is centred in and

        around which US city?                                                                                               SAN FRANCISCO (Bay Area Rapid Transit)   

22   In which country might you celebrate the national day on 26 October by tucking into a Sacher Torte cake?   AUSTRIA 

23   On 13 June 1831, a famous Scotsman was born at 14 India Street in Edinburgh. His middle name is what job?

                                                                                                                                                                           (James) CLERK (Maxwell)             

24   In 240BC, what happened to Antigonos, at the Siege of Perinthus on the shores of the Sea of Marmara, that gave

       him his nickname?                                                                                  HE LOST AN EYE (thence known as Monophthalmos)               

STAND BY (GK):    1   What will have happened if the Prime Minister is sent a message reading ‘London Bridge is down’?  

                                                                                                                                                                            The QUEEN WILL HAVE DIED

                                 2   Bertha Craig of Woodland Place in Esh Winning held a Royal Appointment from the Queen to make

                                      what items, often 80-odd inches by 72 or so?                                                                  (Durham) QUILTS

              (SPORT):   1   Seats at the home end of the Liberty Stadium spell out swans; which bird do they spell out at the

                                      away end?                                                                                                                                    OSPREYS (RFC)

                                 2   When allegations of rape surfaced in 2003, in which town, appropriately perhaps, was Olympic

                                      medallist and former Ashbrooke resident Brian Phelps working as a coach?                  POOLE, Dorset