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Old 26th October 2012, 11:17   #1066
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How have I not seen that until now? That's brilliant!
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Old 26th October 2012, 15:15   #1067
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In Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy-in-five-parts, a character disappears during a hyperspace jump after the end of So Long And Thanks For All The Fish, but before Mostly Harmless starts. Name the character, and also state the origin of this characters name.
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Old 26th October 2012, 15:21   #1068
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Arthur's girlfriend Fenchurch, who was named as such as she was conceived in the ticket queue at Fenchurch Street station.
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Old 26th October 2012, 15:22   #1069
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That lasted long...
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Old 26th October 2012, 15:26   #1070
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Which TV series starred James Bolam, Dudley Sutton & Barbara Flynn and name all 3 runs of this show.
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Old 26th October 2012, 15:40   #1071
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The titles were based on the jazz music played by the cornetist Bix Beiderbecke....

The Beiderbecke Affair
The Beiderbecke Tapes
The Beiderbecke Connection

Great favourite TV viewing for both my wide and myself in the mid-1980's and we have digitally re-recorded DVD of all three.
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Old 26th October 2012, 17:28   #1072
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Correct Paul. I'm watching them again on DVD at the moment.

'Sounded like silver bullets being shot from a bell'
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Which are said to be the five most powerful of the city-states of ancient Greece ?
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Old 26th October 2012, 18:36   #1074
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Argos, Athens, Corinth, Sparta and Thebes?
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Old 26th October 2012, 18:42   #1075
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Well done..I would have also accepted Megara, which was similar to Corinth.

Please set the next one.
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Old 26th October 2012, 18:47   #1076
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Keeping on a slightly classic theme:-
What do Xenophon's "Constitution of the Athenians", Euripides play "Rhesus", and Albinoni's "Adagio for Strings" have in common (other than that they are all on my shelves!)?
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Old 26th October 2012, 19:24   #1077
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Their attribution to the named authors/composer is doubtful?
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Old 26th October 2012, 19:31   #1078
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Their attribution to the named authors/composer is doubtful?
Correct. Over to you
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A brief aside....

If you see from my avatar, Xenophon has always featured there, as he was multi-faceted in his talents, though it his philosophy that I admire. There are grave doubts as to his writing of this work you describe as he would have been somewhat of a child prodigy to have written this from the supposed date. ("The Persian Expedition" is my favourite writing by him, describing the march of the army, amongst other matters, on that military expedition).

I await Golghar to set a good new one....
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Paul,
For interest I prefer the Hellenica as it covers one of the most fascinating periods of Greek history. The alternative author of the Constitution was traditionally given as the "Old Oligarch", which made him sound a jolly old cove, belied by his writing.
Sadly, fewer and fewer people will have any idea what we are writing about.
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