Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by michael_churchill » 21 May 2018, 14:24

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What connects the following fictional characters?

Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill, Star Wars), Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory), Pheobe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow, Friends), Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne, Coronation Street)

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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by DavidC » 22 May 2018, 19:19

Auditioned for a different role?
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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by michael_churchill » 23 May 2018, 08:42

DavidC wrote:
22 May 2018, 19:19
Auditioned for a different role?
No, this is an attribute of the characters, nothing to do with the people who play them. I just added the actors for clarity.

Luke Skywalker is the one for whom this is most commonly known.

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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by DrainBrain » 23 May 2018, 21:01

They all have twin sisters.
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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by michael_churchill » 24 May 2018, 08:00

DrainBrain wrote:
23 May 2018, 21:01
They all have twin sisters.
Spot on - I would have accepted twins, but that is the precise answer.

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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by GuyBarry » 24 May 2018, 10:20

What last occurred on 25 June 1987 and will not occur again for over 300 years?
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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by michael_churchill » 24 May 2018, 14:55

GuyBarry wrote:
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What last occurred on 25 June 1987 and will not occur again for over 300 years?
Is it the last time that the State Opening of Parliament, Wimbledon and an episode of Blackadder were shown on BBC1 on the same day?

Although, how would you know that won't happen again until 17 June 2345? :)

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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by GuyBarry » 24 May 2018, 17:22

michael_churchill wrote:
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Although, how would you know that won't happen again until 17 June 2345? :)
Oh, very good. Now I know you've got the right answer but I'll let someone else give it.
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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by DavidC » 25 May 2018, 18:18

Eight different digits for DD/MM/YYYY
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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by GuyBarry » 26 May 2018, 09:12

Correct!
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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by GuyBarry » 28 May 2018, 10:12

What notorious April Fool took place in June?
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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by DavidC » 30 May 2018, 23:45

The Normandy Landings? Apologies if this is rather too serious and sombre a response to the question.
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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by GuyBarry » 31 May 2018, 06:16

I can see your thinking with that one, but this was one of the "spaghetti trees" variety.
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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by GuyBarry » 04 Jun 2018, 09:17

No other takers? It's a one-off TV programme from June 1977. There's quite a lot on the internet about it.
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Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Post by michael_churchill » 06 Jun 2018, 11:44

Found it! Alternative 3

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