Entertainment 37

From the quiz on 19/7/16.

  1. What is the title of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s critically-panned 2010 sequel to The Phantom of the Opera? Love Never Dies

  2. Its name blending the titles of two Dickens novels, which Radio 4 comedy series created by Mark Evans stars Tom Allen as fictional bin inventor Philip “Pip” Bin in a surreal parodical pastiche of the works of Charles Dickens? Bleak Expectations

  3. In which European country was the avant-garde filmmaking movement known as Dogme 95 co-founded by directors Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg? Denmark

  4. In the Mario franchise, what is the name of the red fish with yellow mohican-like dorsal fins and thick pink lips that are first encountered in the underwater levels of the original Super Mario Bros.? Cheep Cheep

  5. In the Star Trek universe, what is the name of the infamous no-win training scenario for testing cadets at Starfleet Academy that was beaten for the first and only time by James T. Kirk? Kobayashi Maru

  6. Calcium, Maths, Water, Germs, Ghosts, Sulphur, Music, Iron and The Brain are the nine episodes in the first series of which satirical educational TV programme created by Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz? Look Around You

  7. The Evolution Championship Series, usually shortened to Evo, is an annual eSports tournament that exclusively features video games of which genre? Fighting

  8. As portrayed by Spitting Image, which British politician smoked cigars, used urinals, was always addressed as “Sir”, had a strong dislike of anything French, and frequently liaised with an elderly Adolf Hitler using the pseudonym Herr Jeremy von Wilcox? Margaret Thatcher

  9. In 2012, which Canadian became the oldest actor to win an Oscar when he received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Hal Fields in the 2011 film Beginners? Christopher Plummer

  10. The majority of David Lean’s 1945 film Brief Encounter was shot on location at Carnforth, a small railway station in which English county? Lancashire

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