Specialist: Harrison Ford films

From the quiz on 15/8/17.

  1. Harrison Ford’s only Academy Award nomination was for Best Actor for which 1985 film directed by Peter Weir? Witness

  2. What type of transport is the subject of Kathryn Bigelow’s 2002 film K-19: The Widowmaker, in which Harrison Ford plays commanding officer Alexei Vostrikov? Submarine

  3. Which American actor won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for playing US Marshal Samuel Gerard, who pursues Harrison Ford’s character Richard Kimble in The Fugitive? Tommy Lee Jones

  4. In which 2013 film does Harrison Ford play Branch Rickey, the baseball executive who broke Major League Baseball’s colour barrier when he signed African-American player Jackie Robinson in 1945? 42

  5. The opening scene of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom takes place in which fictional nightclub, whose name references another film starring Harrison Ford? Obi Wan

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From the quiz on 8/8/17.

  1. Poppy Honey Rosie, Daisy Boo Pamela, Petal Blossom Rainbow, Buddy Bear Maurice and River Rocket are children of which celebrity chef? Jamie Oliver

  2. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) was the directorial début of which American actor? George Clooney

  3. For what does the name of the US TV network HBO stand? Home Box Office

  4. Which American actor’s many film roles include Tony Carlson in Foul Play, Dusty Bottoms in ¡Three Amigos!, Nick Halloway in Memoirs of an Invisible Man and Ty Webb in Caddyshack? Chevy Chase

  5. In Rick and Morty, what is the name of Rick’s daughter, who works as an equine cardiac surgeon? Beth (Smith)

  6. Which video game title characters are alien rappers from the planet Funkotron? ToeJam & Earl

  7. One morning I shot an elephant in my pyjamas. How he got in my pyjamas, I don’t know” is a famous line delivered by Groucho Marx in which 1930 Marx Brothers film? Animal Crackers

  8. Which Pirates of the Caribbean film followed Dead Man’s Chest but preceded On Stranger Tides? At World’s End

  9. What family relation is Janet Leigh to Jamie Lee Curtis? Mother

  10. One eternity later”, “16 paranoia filled days later” and “So much later that the old narrator got tired of waiting and they had to hire a new one” are some of the many time cards used in which Nickolodeon animated TV series? SpongeBob SquarePants

Specialist: first-person shooters

From the quiz on 1/8/17. Download the audio for Q2 and Q4 here.

  1. Genji, Tracer, Zenyatta, Symmetra, Junkrat and D. Va are playable heroes in which team-based FPS released by Blizzard in 2016? Overwatch

  2. **This is a medley of music from which FPS first released for PC in 1999? Unreal Tournament

  3. Which American company created and develops the Call of Duty series of FPS games? Infinity Ward

  4. **This is a medley of sound effects from which FPS first released for PC in 1999? Quake III Arena

  5. Lo Wang, a katana-wielding assassin who works for Orochi Zilla, is the protagonist of which series of FPSes originally created by 3D Realms in 1997 but rebooted by Flying Wild Hog in 2013? Shadow Warrior

Specialist: Love Island

From the quiz on 25/7/17.

  1. On which Mediterranean island does the revived Love Island take place? Majorca

  2. Fran Cosgrave, who won the very first series of (Celebrity) Love Island in 2005, was formerly a bodyguard for which boy band? Westlife

  3. In 2016, on series 2 of the revival, who was stripped of her Miss Great Britain title after having sex with fellow contestant Alex Bowen? Zara Holland

  4. Which contestant on series 3 of the revived Love Island works in explosive ordnance disposal and was formerly involved with Prince Harry? Camilla (Thurlow)

  5. Which member of Jackass joined series 2 of the original Love Island but left after just two days because he was denied beer and chocolate? Steve-O

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From the quiz on 25/7/17. Download the audio for Q3 and Q8 here.

  1. The 1984 BBC TV film Threads depicts the aftermath of nuclear war in which English city? Sheffield

  2. Which German-born actor’s many film roles include Mr Rochester in Jane Eyre (2011), David in Prometheus, Carl Jung in A Dangerous Method, Magneto in X-Men: First Class and the title character in Steve Jobs? Michael Fassbender

  3. **This composition by Vince Guaraldi is the theme for animated adaptations of which comic strip? Peanuts

  4. Black Orchid, Cinder, Fulgore, Spinal, Glacius and Jago are characters from which series of fighting games created by Rare? Killer Instinct

  5. What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.” is a famous line from which 1967 film starring Paul Newman? Cool Hand Luke

  6. The CBeebies TV series Timmy Time is a spin-off of which CBBC TV series? Shaun the Sheep

  7. Which American directed the films 10, Days of Wine and Roses, The Pink Panther and Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Blake Edwards

  8. **This is the main theme from which NES game developed by Nintendo? Balloon Fight

  9. Eliza, Darwin, Donnie, Debbie, Nigel and Marianne are the central adventuring family in which Nickolodeon animated TV series? The Wild Thornberrys

  10. In 1962, which American composer became the world’s very first EGOT, that is, a person who has won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony? Richard Rodgers

Specialist: Netflix originals

From the quiz on 18/7/17. Download the audio for Q3 here.

  1. Which American actress plays the title character in the TV series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt? Ellie Kemper

  2. In BoJack Horseman, what is the name of the pink Persian cat who serves as BoJack’s agent? Princess Carolyn

  3. **This is the theme song to which Netflix original series, and who performs it? Orange Is the New Black; Regina Spektor

  4. Which Colombian drug lord’s life story is dramatized in the TV series Narcos? Pablo Escobar

  5. Which Netflix original series stars comedy actor Aziz Ansari as Dev Shah, a struggling 30-something actor living in New York City? Master of None

Specialist: children’s TV (1995–2005)

From the quiz on 11/7/17. Download the audio for Q3 here.

  1. Which BBC Saturday morning children’s TV programme featured two puppet leprechauns named Sage and Onion? Live & Kicking

  2. What animal is the title character of the American children’s TV series Blue’s Clues? Dog

  3. **This is the original theme music from which long-running children’s game show presented by Dave Benson Phillips (and currently on tour in the UK)? Get Your Own Back

  4. In Bodger and Badger, what is Badger’s favourite food? Mashed potato

  5. In which Canadian children’s TV series is the title character assisted by her pet cat Fang and two best friends Charley “Zapman” Bones and Lily “Princess Giant” Duncan? Mona the Vampire