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mickthemaverick wrote:
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Right now on Dave +1 James May's Cars of the People looking at electric cars :-D

Enjoyed that Mick thanks. Just finished watching it on daily motion. All the other episodes from Series 1 , and 2 are also currently available on dailymotion (six in total).

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At 12:05 today More 4 (Freeview 18) will be replaying a Car SOS episode featuring a Citroen Traction Avant.

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They are back :-D Woo Hoo :-D New Series 2021

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University Challenge; I knew where all three of the Universities were (although I admit I got the name of the last one wrong; I said Guildford University, whereas it was actually the University of Surrey), while the contestants didn't know where ANY of them were (and thought Guildford was Exeter!!!).

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University Challenge; I knew where all three of the Universities were (although I admit I got the name of the last one wrong; I said Guildford University, whereas it was actually the University of Surrey), while the contestants didn't know where ANY of them were (and thought Guildford was Exeter!!!).
Having already 101'ed "lack of knowledge about the geography and history of Great Britain" from previous series, that question and their answers made me smile! Just a shame it didn't produce the exasperated Paxman NO!, that would have been the icing on the cake. :-D

One of my 101 entries on the subject
viewtopic.php?p=676981&hilit=geography#p676981

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
12 Jul 2021, 21:01
University Challenge; I knew where all three of the Universities were (although I admit I got the name of the last one wrong; I said Guildford University, whereas it was actually the University of Surrey), while the contestants didn't know where ANY of them were (and thought Guildford was Exeter!!!).
Having already 101'ed "lack of knowledge about the geography of great Britain" from previous series, that question and their answers made me smile! Just a shame it didn't produce the exasperated Paxman NO!, that would have been the icing on the cake. :-D

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I suppose I had a bit of an unfair advantage. I went through Bath on Friday, and Guildford earlier this month. I also used to work for a DSP manufacturers in the past; LSI (Loughborough Sound Images, now known as Blue Wave Systems).

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Those university students have an amazing memory but most of them couldn't mend a fuse.

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I think you'll find Peter that when asked to buy a round most of them do know how to refuse!! :-D

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:-D

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They kept up their record, cream of St Hilda's Oxford hadn't a clue about British Geography, 0 out of 3 while the cream of Northumberland armchairs got 3/3.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
12 Jul 2021, 21:21
Hell Razor5543 wrote:
12 Jul 2021, 21:01
University Challenge; I knew where all three of the Universities were (although I admit I got the name of the last one wrong; I said Guildford University, whereas it was actually the University of Surrey), while the contestants didn't know where ANY of them were (and thought Guildford was Exeter!!!).
Having already 101'ed "lack of knowledge about the geography and history of Great Britain" from previous series, that question and their answers made me smile! Just a shame it didn't produce the exasperated Paxman NO!, that would have been the icing on the cake. :-D

One of my 101 entries on the subject
viewtopic.php?p=676981&hilit=geography#p676981

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No no no no! They have only gone and done it again. Tonight's British Geography howler was from Hertford College Oxford, and I am afraid to say the answerer came from Northumberland.

Her answer which Paxman cut her off with was "Tyne", Yes about as accurate as Roger Whittaker :-D

the question..I will Paraphrase.
Starter question..Two parts to the answer from the descriptions given, one is an anagram of the other
One is the name for the area covering the upper reaches of the River that flows through the City of Durham, the other is one of the States of the United States of America.
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Even I know that and I knows nothing!

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Am I right in thinking that thise answers may be to do with the river named after a controlled waterfall and a state that was mentioned in a song What did --------- boys, what did ----------? :-D

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mickthemaverick wrote:
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Am I right in thinking that the answers may be to do with the river named after a controlled waterfall and a state that was mentioned in a song What did --------- boys, what did ----------? :-D
Of course! Weardale and Delaware.

The River is spelt Wear, but not pronounced like the Hertfordshire Town. :-D

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