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THE WEEKLY QUIZ THAT TESTS YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE ARTS
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1 Where would you find a record of goings-on at Brickfield Terrace, Holloway?

2 Where is there a record in music of the emotions of a young man who runs away with the gypsies?

3 Who, between 1948 and 1969, was generally 'rather worried about Jim'?

4 Where would you find a record of a conspiracy to steal two chelonians from London Zoo?

5 Where would you find recorded, in the words of E M Forster, the last months of the Second World War, for the benefit of a baby born exactly five years after the war started?

6 What did Octave Mirbeau produce in 1900, Jean Renoir in 1946 and Luis Bunuel in 1964?

ANSWERS:

1 In George and Weedon Grossmith's The Diary of a Nobody (1892). 2 In Janacek's song-cycle The Diary of One Who Disappeared. 3 Mrs Dale, of the long-running soap opera Mrs Dale's Diary (at the end of its life, The Dales) - reportedly regarded by the Queen Mother as the only way to know what goes on in middle-class families. 4 In Russell Hoban's novel Turtle Diary, and the 1985 film with Glenda Jackson and Ben Kingsley. 5 In Humphrey Jennings's classic wartime documentary Diary for Timothy. 6 The Diary of a Chambermaid - Mirbeau wrote the novel, Renoir and Bunuel directed film versions.

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