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The Saturday Quiz: Try our weekly brain teaser

1. Widely regarded as the world’s first pop festival, it took place in California in June 1967. Which festival?

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1 Monterey.

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1. Croatia.

The Saturday Quiz: Try our weekly brain teaser

1. Dalmatia is an ancient region of which European country?

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1. Chet Baker.

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1. Which trumpeter was known as the Prince of Cool?

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1. Simon and Garfunkel's The Concert in Central Park

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1. On which 1981 live album do the performers thank, among others, the Fire Department, and Ed Koch?

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1. Pope Francis.

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1. How is Jorge Mario Bergoglio (born 1936) better known?

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1. Pebble Mill

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1. Until 2004, which Birmingham studios comprised the BBC's Midlands base?

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1. WH Auden, Frankie Howerd and Judi Dench were all born in which historic north of England city?

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1. York.

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1. Panda

Film of the week: The Confessional

Robert Lepage's convoluted thriller is rich, dark and wry, its brooding tone neatly tempered by a ticklish sense of humour. It's set in Quebec City in 1952, where Hitchcock is shooting I Confess, and on the sidelines, a pregnant 16-year-old is opening her heart to a priest; and in 1989, too, when the girl's son tries to trace his father and discovers a trail of red herrings that would have foxed Hitchcock. It doesn't add up to much, but it's fun doing the sums.

James Rampton on comedy

Liverpool is traditionally seen as a hotbed of humour - an impression reinforced by the Euro Comedy 96 Festival currently taking place in the city. But local comedian Terry Titter (below), who is hosting shows during the Festival, and who recently won an award from the Liverpool Echo as Comedian of the Year, dismisses the popular image of his home town as a "tired myth". "It seems that because of the Liver Birds, Bread, Jimmy Tarbuck and Cilla Black, people think everyone in Liverpool is a comedian. But I don't think people here are any funnier than in Newcastle, Edinburgh or Leeds. I find it a hindrance. I get a groan from people when they hear I'm from Liverpool. They think, 'Oh no, not another cheeky, chirpy Scouser'. You've got a lot of baggage to get past."

numeracy

It's the 7th of June, so here are some sevens to ponder:

Chess

Before getting embroiled in the games of the Karpov-Kamsky match (their past games have averaged around 70 moves each, incidentally), here's a nice short problem. Composed by Hans Rehm, it's White to play and mate in 11.

week in week out

Today Dorothy Parker of the New Yorker, who at the death of slow- moving President Coolidge had asked, "How could they tell?" herself definitely died in 1967.

Keep taking the tablets

Since Emergency Ward 10 threw open its doors 40 years ago, hospital dramas have continued to set the nation's pulse racing. James Rampton examines the extent of our addiction

on the box

Barely has the nation had time to catch its breath after Andrew Graham-Dixon's excellent and exhaustive A History of British Art before the BBC launches another blockbusting art history series. Rather than a cool-dude broadsheet critic in a suit, however, Sister Wendy's Story of Painting offers us a bespectacled nun in a habit. The making of the 10-part series, a comprehensive "de-mystification" of art due to be broadcast on BBC1 from Sunday 30 June, must have taken it out of the 66-year-old. It took more than 100 days, travelling 30,000 miles, and visiting more than 40 art galleries, churches and studios in 12 countries. Sister Wendy Beckett has obviously not taken a vow of inactivity.

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Which is the odd one out:

Bridge

Declarer fell for an old trap on this deal. It was one of those hands where there was a direct route to success, irrespective of whether West was having a little game or not.

Site unseen / The Royal Albert Bridge, Cornwall

Life is full of firsts. The first step, the first drink, the first cigarette, the first boy/girlfriend, the first driving test, the first ...

Pick of the week

CLAES OLDENBURG

Ring leader

At Thaxted's Morris Ring Meeting, more than 180 dancers from 20 clubs perform some of the male ceremonial dances of England. The only Ring meeting to be held in the same place every year, the men are bussed out to sites in various East Anglian villages and end up with a "mass dance" in Thaxted.

Men behaving madly

Why do Morris dancers in Essex wear condoms on their heads? And are Morris women anatomically incorrect? Pull the other one, says Anthony Clavane

Film of the week: Fargo

The setting is Minnesota's snowy plains where you can't see the division between land and sky. But the Coen brothers' icy style looks like thawing; there may be as much cruelty, barbed humour and as many sneering asides as usual in their tale of a kidnapping gone wrong. But in the figure of Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand), the pregnant police chief investigating three murders linked to the kidnapping, they've located an odd model of humanity and morality previously absent from their work. Low-key, but likeable.
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