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1. Who reportedly asked her husband, "Why don't you write books that people can read?"?

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1. In football, what is the action of kicking a ball through an opponent's legs called?

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1. Which is Africa's only country with Spanish as an official language?

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1. Joey Bishop was a member of which group of entertainers often associated with Las Vegas?

9. Which now-rare disease of humans and animals, characterised by black skin lesions, takes its name from the Greek word for coal?

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1. 'Keep Fighting' was a sign on the wall of which football team's dressing room in the 1960s?

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1. What card game is said to have gained its name from the Galata Bridge which spans the Golden Horn and links the old and new parts of European Istanbul?

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Which scientific phrase was first uttered by the astronomer Fred Hoyle on BBC radio in 1949?

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1. The Rev CL Jackson was also known as 'The Million Dollar Voice'. Who was his soul singer daughter?

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David Benedict on theatre

Theatre

Iain Gale on exhibitions

Exhibitions

Siobhan Dolan on events

Events

James Rampton on comedy

Comedy

Decca Aitkenhead on Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras, Europe's biggest gay celebration, takes over Manchester's gay village this weekend for three days and nights of the finest camped- up carnival. Among the many eclectic entertainments lined up (this is, after all, an event whose own theme tune features a line-up ranging from Cindy Beale to Margarita Pracatan), are two nights offering something old and something new from the best of the city's gay clubbing tradition.

Ryan Gilbey on film

Is Anjelica Huston the best actress working today? Yes, she is. She has two new films out: Sean Penn's grim and disappointingly sentimental drama The Crossing Guard, and Mira Nair's messy but endearing The Perez Family. She is outstanding in both - fragile but somehow indomitable, and fierce, and sad - but I think her power is most evident in The Perez Family, where she has more screen time and actually holds together an entire film which might otherwise fall to pieces. (The Crossing Guard is a lost cause which even Huston can't fully redeem.) She plays Carmela (right), a woman waiting in Miami for her husband (Alfred Molina), a political prisoner of 20 years. But he doesn't arrive, or rather he does, but a series of comic misadventures result in him being elbowed into a bogus marriage with another woman.

Film of the week: The Perez Family

Juan (Alfred Molina) has been in a Cuban prison for two decades, and on his release, he meets the vivacious Dottie (Marisa Tomei) on the boat to Miami. There's a mistake at immigration. Dottie is listed as Juan's wife. Juan's brother-in-law, there to bring him home to his real wife, Carmela (Anjelica Huston), doesn't recognise him. It's a mess. But out of this tale of separation, betrayal and longing, director Mira Nair weaves a likeable blend of dizzy comedy and aching romance. The photography is fizzy and fruity, like the performances, and Huston in particular is excellent.

Wheels of fortune

With John Gummer putting his foot down over pollution, there's never been a better time to swap four wheels for two. Jonathan Sale urges us to get on our bikes

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Joining the chain gang

Action 100 Bike Ride 25 Aug

Radio review

The death of Rabbi Hugo Grynn might well give The Moral Maze pause - and it did for a moment at the start of yesterday's edition, when Michael Buerk delivered a short tribute, before releasing the ferrets on to the question of the hour. But the Rabbi's going creates a loss which the programme will find difficult to make up. It was a matter of tone, perhaps, more than content. He was, for one thing, the only person on the Maze who ever sounded puzzled. He provided a steadying ground around which those other strident voices could play.

Day planner 23 - 29 August

pick of the week

Site unseen: Conrad Noel's house, Thaxted, Essex

Recent events in Northern Ireland have confirmed the potency of symbols. For the Orange Order, their alleged right to march where they please, accompanied by flags and bands and clad in sashes and bowler hats, is an essential part of their identity.

Alister Morgan on clubs

The A2070, to Brenzett in Kent, doesn't lead to the coast, but it will be jammed over this Bank Holiday weekend. Lydd Airport is preparing to welcome thousands of revellers for 19 hours of music, six arenas and more than 60 DJs, courtesy of World of Dance.

Iain Gale on exhibitions

It may be undergoing a revitalisation in the hands of artists and artisans, but little has changed in the physical character of the East End over the last 100 years. Walk the streets of Whitechapel and Spitalfields and you will still feel the presence of Jack the Ripper. And this is the mood evoked by Stephen Harwood in his disturbing paintings currently on view in Hackney.
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