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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?

The Saturday Quiz: Try our weekly brain teaser

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

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1. What links the last king of Albania with the home of puppets Zig & Zag?

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1. Which is the only ship to have been sunk by a nuclear submarine?

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Who plays the intelligent chimp Caesar in the most recent Planet of the Apes films?

The Saturday Quiz: Try our weekly brain teaser

1. Which girl's name was popularised by the playwright JM Barrie?

The Pope banned Machiavelli's <em><b>The Prince</b></em> in 1559 for promoting anti-Christian beliefs. It is a political manifesto, examining power structures and promoting military rule, which Machiavelli wrote in 1513 but which was only published after his death.

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1. The father of which singer and songwriter, who released an album last month, fought in the First World War?

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1. What is the cost of a 1st class UK stamp?

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Exuberant personality: Malorie Blackman

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1. Which actress had a lion called Winston Churchill and a monkey called King Kong?

Siobhan Dolan on events

Events

James Rampton on comedy

Comedy

Angela Lewis on pop

Tortoise, Chicago's much adored avant-garde, dub-jazz tunesmiths, never stand still. Persistence is their style, whether undertaking another tour of Europe or America, or releasing new remixes of tracks from their venerated album, Millions Now Living Will Never Die. They like being on the move, and constantly changing. "With a band like Tortoise, the interaction between members of the group from show to show can be completely different," enthuses one of Tortoise's many multi-instrumentalists John Herndon, talking about their current European tour. "After three months on the road, the songs can be completely different."

Film of the week: Stealing Beauty

Alarm bells were sounded at the reports of Adrian Lyne filming a new version of Lolita and Bernardo Bertolucci settling upon teenage Liv Tyler as his new muse. We can't speak for Lyne yet, but Bertolucci is on best behaviour with Stealing Beauty (right), treating Tyler with reverence and relish. There's a plot of sorts - Tyler arrives at the Tuscan home of some ex-pat friends - but the most satisfying thing about the film is its spontaneity, crisp humour, and the graceful but impetuous photography.

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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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.

David Benedict on theatre

Towering lust, high tension and higher finance. Reader, I was glued to every minor vacillation in the vertiginous dramatic fortunes of the Oil Barons' Ball. Of course, you had to have been a Dallas aficionado to understand, but take my word for it, the ritual humilation of the appalling Cliff Barnes was an annual high-point in Eighties drama. Not to mention the door-slamming tantrums of his girlfriend Afton, a woman clearly out shopping when brain cells were allocated. The actress in question, one Audrey Landers, escaped the series to star in Richard Attenborough's daftest enterprise yet, the film of A Chorus Line.

On the box

Dark rumours still abound of tiresomely Kafkaesque goings-on in the tight-collared bureaucracy that is John Birt's BBC. What a dungeon of cowed clerks it must be, with the old chatter about culture and the pursuit of the beautiful peremptorily replaced by finger-wagging budget Cerberuses and eldritch new hierarchical structures. To test this theory, an idle phone call to the Beeb's News and Current Affairs Press Office was made. On the box urgently wanted to grill the esteemed officers about US elections, brown as the new black, life on Mars and so forth. Instead, the entire crew were absent for two days on a "Departmental Management" course, leaving only a charming junior to staff the phone lines. Well, it's summer, one charitably supposes, and no news is good news.

The sex machine

This weekend's two-part Bookmark on HG Wells reveals that his passion for writing was matched, and often fuelled by, a passion for women. James Rampton reports
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