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1. Which BBC sitcom starring Charlotte Ritchie was voted Comedy of the Year in the 2023 Comedy.co.uk Awards?

Dead Pixels

Fresh Meat

Ghosts

Siblings

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2. Which prime minister was nicknamed the Great Commoner, as he refused to accept a peerage until 1766, when he became Earl of Chatham?

George Grenville

Frederick North

William Pitt the Elder

Spencer Perceval

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3. After Great Britain and Ireland, what is the third largest island of the British Isles?

Isle of Skye

Isle of Man

Lewis and Harris

Isle of Wight

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4. Late DJ Steve Wright is credited with introducing which whacky radio show format to the UK in 1981 with his BBC Radio 1 show Steve Wright In The Afternoon?

Morning Zoo

Morning Menagerie

Morning Safari

Morning Jungle

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5. Released in 2008, Mercy is the only UK No 1 single to date by which Welsh singer?

Shirly Bassey

Duffy

Charlotte Church

Tom Jones

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6. Sir Francis Drake's famous snare drum, which he took around the world with him, is currently held in which English house?

Hampton Court Palace

Chatsworth House

Buckland Abbey

Blenheim Palace

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7. As depicted in an oil painting by JMW Turner, what was the Fighting Temeraire?

A ship

A dog

A castle

A horse

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8. Homeland actor David Harewood has been named the new president of which prestigious acting institution?

Bristol Old Vic

RADA

LAMDA

The Royal Shakespeare Company

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9. What is the literal English translation of "uisge beatha", the Scottish Gaelic name for whisky?

Amber nectar

Spirit of joy

Water of life

Liquid gold

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10. In which century was Alfred the Great king of England?

7th century AD

11th century AD

9th century AD

13th century AD

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11. Which English monarch, a grandson of King John, was nicknamed Longshanks?

Edward IV

Edward I

Richard III

Henry VIII

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12. Irish actor Aiden McArdle is playing which famous physicist in a new Netflix series?

Stephen Hawking

Erwin Schrodinger

Albert Einstein

J. Robert Oppenheimer

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13. Created by Agatha Christie, what is the first name of the fictional detective Miss Marple?

Tuppence

Charlotte

Jane

Ariadne

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14. A charm is the collective noun for what type of small colourful bird, with the Latin name Carduelis carduelis?

Goldfinch

Hummingbird

Kingfisher

Jay

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15. The Flax plant is one of the emblems of which country in the United Kingdom?

England

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Wales

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16. Sean Connery is being honoured with a new award in his name at which annual film event?

Cannes Film Festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival

BAFTA

Golden Globes

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17. Which actor starred in the films Sunshine and 28 Days Later..., both directed by Danny Boyle?

Michael Fassbender

Ewan McGregor

Cillian Murphy

Eddie Redmayne

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18. Which city's rugby team nickname is the "Tigers"?

Bath

Newcastle

Leicester

Exeter

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19. In which city is the Isle of Dogs?

London

Edinburgh

Birmingham

Manchester

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20. Which upcoming psychological thriller drama series starring Andrew Scott is based on a Patricia Highsmith novel?

Strangers

Ripley

Deep Water

Salt

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