Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by greatkingrat » 28 Jul 2018, 12:03

Specifically stations, rather than the road itself.

There are currently stations called London Road (Brighton) and London Road (Guildford).

Manchester Piccadilly was formerly called Manchester London Road, Leicester was Leicester London Road and Bicester Village was Bicester London Road.

Carlisle London Road closed in 1863.
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Post by GuyBarry » 28 Jul 2018, 14:35

Oh I see! Very good - I wasn't thinking along those lines at all.
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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by michael_churchill » 24 Aug 2018, 16:50

What is the only UK number one single in which every line of the lyrics is a question?

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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by GuyBarry » 26 Aug 2018, 14:17

As I heard the programme in question I won't give the answer, but I would point out that the programme and track listing are still available on iPlayer.
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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by michael_churchill » 13 Dec 2018, 09:18

michael_churchill wrote:
24 Aug 2018, 16:50
What is the only UK number one single in which every line of the lyrics is a question?

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If anyone's interested, the answer is "When Will I See You Again" by the Three Degrees.

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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by michael_churchill » 05 Apr 2019, 12:16

In which two of her movies has Olivia Colman's character had the surname Thatcher?

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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by DavidC » 13 Apr 2019, 11:07

Hot Fuzz (Doris) and The Iron Lady (Carol)
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Post by michael_churchill » 18 Apr 2019, 09:39

DavidC wrote:
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Hot Fuzz (Doris) and The Iron Lady (Carol)
Correct!

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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by michael_churchill » 18 Apr 2019, 09:40

Which major sporting venue, and the most important event that is held there, is named after the first aviator to fly across the Mediterranean Sea?

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Post by RJSRdg » 19 Apr 2019, 00:31

Roland Garros (French Open Tennis)

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Post by michael_churchill » 23 May 2019, 16:53

RJSRdg wrote:
19 Apr 2019, 00:31
Roland Garros (French Open Tennis)

Also one of the first WW1 pilots to use a synchroniser to prevent the machine gun in his cockpit shooting his propeller to bits!
Correct. Next, a transport related one...

What is unusual about the way the trams in Nice, France cross two of the city's squares, Place Massena and Place Garibaldi?

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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by DavidC » 25 May 2019, 10:15

Battery power rather than unsightly overhead lines and pantographs
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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by michael_churchill » 28 May 2019, 09:51

DavidC wrote:
25 May 2019, 10:15
Battery power rather than unsightly overhead lines and pantographs
Correct, the pantographs come down entering those squares and the tram runs from on-board batteries, which presumably re-charge when the pantograph is raised again. Wikipedia says a third rail was considered, that sounds dangerous to me.

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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by RJSRdg » 02 Jun 2019, 13:41

michael_churchill wrote:
28 May 2019, 09:51
DavidC wrote:
25 May 2019, 10:15
Battery power rather than unsightly overhead lines and pantographs
Correct, the pantographs come down entering those squares and the tram runs from on-board batteries, which presumably re-charge when the pantograph is raised again. Wikipedia says a third rail was considered, that sounds dangerous to me.
Sections of London's original tram network ran with a central conduit - still visible in the approach to the Kingsway Subway.
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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by michael_churchill » 29 Aug 2019, 10:53

Which 1986 hit single has a title inspired by the occasion when the singer met French composer Pierre Boulez at a party?

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