What lies between Toulon and La Spezia? The Saturday quiz

The questions

1 Which film’s working title was 1924 Runners?
2 Whose statue holds the message “Courage calls to courage everywhere”?
3 What lies between Toulon and La Spezia?
4 Which game is run by a boxman, stickman and two dealers?
5 Which novel begins in a Martello tower?
6 What is the geographical significance of 24,901 miles?
7 Who is the longest-serving actor in a TV soap?
8 Which toy company was founded by the Hassenfeld siblings?
What links:
48 castles; 45 vineyards; 112 boroughs; c. 6,000 mills?
10 Jack Walsh; Django Freeman; Colt Seavers; Boba Fett?
11 Temminck’s stint; knot; dunlin; whimbrel; ruff?
12 1823 policy statement; 1930s shanty towns; 2010 health reforms?
13 Reuben; Simeon; Dan; Levi (and eight others)?
14 Rebecca Black; Whigfield; Blondie; the Bangles; the Rolling Stones?
15 Africa (7); Middle East (5); South America (1)?

Boba Fett still from Return of the Jedi
Have you figured out the Boba Fett connection? Photograph: Lucasfilm/Rex

The answers

1 Chariots of Fire.
2 Millicent Fawcett (by Gillian Wearing).
3 The (French and Italian) Riviera.
4 Craps.
5 James Joyce’s Ulysses.
6 The distance around the Earth at the Equator.
7 Bill Roache (60 years as Ken Barlow in Coronation Street).
8 Hasbro.

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9 Recorded in the Domesday Book.
10 Fictional bounty hunters: Midnight Run; Django Unchained; The Fall Guy; Star Wars films.
11 Wading birds.
12 Named after US presidents: Monroe Doctrine; Hoovervilles; Obamacare.
13 Twelve tribes of Israel.
14 Consecutive days of the week in song: Friday; Saturday Night; Sunday Girl; Manic Monday; Ruby Tuesday.
15 Opec members.


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