Trivia · Word of the week

Word of the week: alphabetical

“Alphabetical” is a weekday afternoon quiz show, another one we have added to the “series record” list on our multi-channel box. It sits alongside “The Chase”, “Pointless”, “Countdown”, “University Challenge”, “Mastermind” and “Only Connect”. Combined with episodes of “Have I Got News for You”, “Strictly Come Dancing” and “Upstart Crow”, and over 100 “Top of… Continue reading Word of the week: alphabetical

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“Tenable” and a challenge: lists containing 10 items (the answers)

Here are the questions set as a challenge in this earlier post. The answers appear at the end of this page. Name the last 10 different teams to win the English FA Cup. Name the last 10 different teams to win the English League Cup. Name the last 10 cities to host the Summer Olympics.… Continue reading “Tenable” and a challenge: lists containing 10 items (the answers)

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“Tenable” and a challenge: lists containing 10 items

During the summer holidays my son and I caught a few episodes of an ITV daytime quiz called “Tenable”. It was presented by Warwick Davis and the format involved teams of five people naming up to ten items in a series of lists. Its IMDB page, here, has very little information about it, other than… Continue reading “Tenable” and a challenge: lists containing 10 items

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UK #1 hit singles: the title is not in the song (the answers)

Yesterday I set the following challenge. Can you name five songs that reached #1 in the UK that do not contain the title anywhere in the lyrics of the song? (Instrumentals don’t count.) I linked to this page on the Trivia Menu in case you got stuck. It mentions two of the songs in a… Continue reading UK #1 hit singles: the title is not in the song (the answers)

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UK #1 hit singles: the title is not in the song

It’s nearly 20 years since someone set me the following challenge. Can you name five songs that reached #1 in the UK that do not contain the title anywhere in the lyrics of the song? (Instrumentals don’t count.) It has been one of my favourite trivia questions ever since. I managed to get to five… Continue reading UK #1 hit singles: the title is not in the song