We're really having fun now aren't we? You can use these questions and answers anyway you please as long as you don't put them on the internet. Did you know that a Donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule won't?
- 1. Who wrote 'The Jungle Book'? Rudyard Kipling
- 2. In medicine what does SARS stand for? Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
- 3. Who wrote the song 'Money for Nothing'? Mark Knopfler, Dire Straits
- 4. At what time did Wee Willy Winky run through the town? Past 8 o'clock
- 5. What is the name of Snoopy's brother? Spike
- 6. What is the slowest fish? Seahorse .01mph
- 7. In which UK county is Salisbury Plain? Wiltshire
- 8. Which star is also known as Sirius? Dog
- 9. Which side of the bed does superstition say is the wrong side? Left
- 10. In fairy tales, what was the name of the little man who could turn straw into gold? Rumpelstiltskin
- 11. In chess a player can sometimes move two pieces in the same move, which two pieces? Castle (Rook) and King
- 12. Which credit company was the first to introduce travellers' cheques? American Express
- 13. Who discovered Penicillin in 1928? Alexander Fleming
- 14. Who is the patron saint of Wales? David
- 15. What are 'clogs' traditionally made from? Wood
- 16. How many months are Elephants pregnant for? To the nearest 3 months. 21 months
- 17. How many episodes of Fawlty Towers were made? 12
- 18. How is the number 14 written in Roman numerals? XIV
- 19. Where would you wear an epaulet? Shoulder
- 20. Sardines and pilchards belong to which family of fish? Herring
Voted number one in the top one hundred Greatest British Television Programmes ever made by the British Film Institute, Fawlty Towers only ever made twelve episodes. Made in the seventies and written by John Cleese and Connie Booth, who were married at the time, it's a comedy that's set in a hotel in Torquay run by a very rude Basil Fawlty (John Cleese) and his long suffering but bossy wife Sybil (Prunella Scales).
You might be interested to know that none of the filming ever took part in Torquay or anywhere near to it, the hotel when seen from the outside is actually the Wooburn Grange Country Club in Buckinghamshire and other location filming was done mostly in and around Harrow, London. When John Cleese and Connie Booth first showed the script to Jimmy Gilbert of the BBC he said, "This is full of clichéd situations and stereotypical characters and I cannot see it as being anything other than a disaster." But Bill Cotton, the BBC's Head of Light Entertainment, decided to give it a chance because he trusted Cleese's judgement even though he thought it wasn't funny after he'd read the script.
A Fawlty Towers game was released on PC in 2000 and featured a number of interactive games, desktop customizing content and clips from the show. Here's a short video of some of the best moments from the show.