Link round (3): 11 questions

As well as having a common theme, the numbers in brackets after the questions below also relates to the theme.

  1. In what country were the following people born; Al Jolson, Irving Berlin, Ayn Rand and George Sanders? (2)
  2. Which classic 1983 UK no.2 hit begins with the lyrics “Thank you for coming home/ I’m sorry that the chairs are all worn”? (3, 9, 17)
  3. Which 1995 film starring Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci was based on the nonfiction book Love and Honor in Las Vegas by Nicholas Pileggi? (21)
  4. What name (first name and surname) is shared by a 20th century British-Canadian poet best known for Songs of a Sourdough, and a professor of Russian history at Oxford University best known for a three volume biography of Lenin published between 1986 and 1995? (6)
  5. Which role did Marlon Brando play in the 1955 film version of the musical Guys and Dolls? (23)
  6. Which BBC TV show ran from 1965-2003 and had presenters including Raymond Baxter, Monty Don and Peter Snow? (18, 19)
  7. What fee, recently reclassified as a tax, was 2 pounds when introduced in 1946, but now costs 147 pounds per year? (16)
  8. Bobby Moore was the first person from the victorious 1966 England World Cup squad to die, in 1997. Who was the second, passing away in 2007? (4)
  9. What 1874 opera by Johann Strauss II has a name which translates into English as “The Bat”? (8,18,20)
  10. What 1908 novel set in Italy and England ends with the elopement of Lucy Honeychurch and George Emerson? (14)
  11. What is the link between the above answers (1 point), and what do the numbers after each question refer to (1 point)?

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  1. In what country were the following people born; Al Jolson, Irving Berlin, Ayn Rand and George Sanders? (2)
    A: Russia (From Russia With Love)
  2. Which classic 1983 UK no.2 hit begins with the lyrics “Thank you for coming home/ I’m sorry that the chairs are all worn”? (3, 9, 17)
    A: Gold, by Spandau Ballet (Goldfinger, The Man with the Golden Gun, Goldeneye)
  3. Which 1995 film starring Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci was based on the nonfiction book Love and Honor in Las Vegas by Nicholas Pileggi? (21)
    A: Casino (Casino Royale)
  4. What name (first name and surname) is shared by a 20th century British-Canadian poet best known for Songs of a Sourdough, and a professor of Russian history at Oxford University best known for a three volume biography of Lenin published between 1986 and 1995? (6)
    Robert Service (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service)
  5. Which role did Marlon Brando play in the 1955 film version of the musical Guys and Dolls? (23)
    A: Sky Masterson (Skyfall)
  6. Which BBC TV show ran from 1965-2003 and had presenters including Raymond Baxter, Monty Don and Peter Snow? (18, 19)
    A: Tomorrow’s World (Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough)
  7. What fee, recently reclassified as a tax, was 2 pounds when introduced in 1946, but now costs 147 pounds per year? (16)
    A: Television Licence fee (Licence to Kill)
  8. Bobby Moore was the first person from the victorious 1966 England World Cup squad to die, in 1997. Who was the second, passing away in 2007? (4)
    A: Alan Ball (Thunderball)
  9. What 1874 opera by Johann Strauss II has a name which translates into English as “The Bat”? (8,18,20)
    A: Die Fledermaus (Live and Let Die, Tomorrow Never Dies, Die Another Day)
  10. What 1908 novel set in Italy and England ends with the elopement of Lucy Honeychurch and George Emerson? (14)
    A: A Room with a View (A View to a Kill)
  11. What is the link between the above answers (1 point), and what do the numbers after each question refer to (1 point)?
    A: Words appearing in the titles of James Bond films – the numbers refer to the number(s) of the film in the canon

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