What links Brookside and Hollyoaks? The Weekend quiz

The questions

1 Which musician left the UK on 31 August 1971 and never returned?
2 Leatherjackets are the larvae of which insect?
3 Which national park is divided into Dark and White areas?
4 Alison Hansel coined what term for a board game figure?
5 What are funded by Cranborne money?
6 Who are Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis?
7 The Lorem Ipsum text is used for what?
8 Who wears egg-and-bacon ties?
What links:
Lena; Ob; Yenisei?
10 Grange Hill; Brookside; Hollyoaks?
11 Mineral extractor; under-18; talking starling?
12 Thomson, 1897; Rutherford, 1917-20; Chadwick, 1932?
13 Nine scenes from Genesis; seven prophets; five sibyls; Christ’s ancestors?
14 Eurus and Enola?
15 WBA; Huddersfield; Burnley; Ipswich; Blackburn?

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The answers

1 John Lennon.
2 Crane flies (daddy long legs).
3 Peak District (Dark Peak and White Peak).
4 Meeple (in 2000).
5 Opposition parties in the House of Lords.
6 The Railway Children (E Nesbit book).
7 Placeholder text (in publishing and design).
8 MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) members.
9 Siberian rivers (flowing into the Arctic Ocean).
10 TV series created by Phil Redmond.
11 Homophones: miner; minor; myna.
12 Discovered basic parts of the atom: electron; proton; neutron.
13 Depicted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
14 Sisters of Sherlock Holmes (non-canonical).
15 English football champions (from places without current city status).


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