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Each set of two questions has an answer with a common name or word. What is this connection?

  1. The comedian who played the boxing-loving grandfather of the Kray twins in the 1990 film The Krays, and a 1984 British TV serial set during and after World War II, based upon the novels by British author Paul Scott?

  2. English astronomer who was the second Astronomer Royal in Britain, and the title character of an Alexandre Dumas adventure novel?
  3. A pessimistic, complaining person, and a cartoon character created by Ub Iwerks in 1928?
  4. Guardian journalist who wrote the 2003 book Hard Work: Life in Low-pay Britain, and the waitress and general helper at the Fawlty Towers hotel?
  5. A swell gentleman first performed and sung about by Vesta Tilley in 1900, and a mascot first constructed out of sweets and pipe-cleaners?
  6. Table tennis champion who represented Great Britain at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, and Supreme Commander of the Southwest Pacific Area, during World War Two?
  7. A town 8 miles southeast of Wigan and 9.5 miles west of Manchester, and runner-up for BBC Sports Personality of the Year to Andy Murray in 2013?
  8. The winner of the 1969 Nobel Prize for Literature, and the brief Leader of the Labour Party after the death of John Smith?
  9. Actress best known for playing Betty Rizzo in the film Grease, and the fictional character played by Jane Wyman in Falcon Crest?
  10. The art and antiquities museum of the University of Cambridge, and the central male characters in Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice?
  11. The dog in Jamie and the Magic Torch, and the author of the autobiographical poem The Prelude?
  12. Meghan Markle played this part in Suits, and American dentist best known for writing popular Western novels?
  13. The time of year that Keats called the 'Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness', and the wife of the oldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II?
  14. The capital of the Mount Rushmore State, and author of the book Planet of the Apes?
  15. The been editor-in-chief of the magazine Vogue since 1988, and the professional name of Dame Florence Marjorie Wilcox, who was voted the most popular star in Britain in 1949?


  1. Jewel (Jimmy Jewel and The Jewel in the Crown)
  2. Edmond (Edmond Halley and Edmond Dantes (the novel is The Count of Monte Cristo)
  3. Minnie (Moaning Minnie and Minnie Mouse)
  4. Polly (Polly Toynbee and Polly Sherman)
  5. Bertie (Burlington Bertie and Bertie Bassett)
  6. Douglas (Desmond Douglas and Douglas MacArthur)
  7. Leigh (Leigh and Leigh Halfpenny)
  8. Beckett (Samuel Beckett and Margaret Beckett)
  9. Channing (Stockard Channing and Angela Channing)
  10. Fitzwilliam (Fitzwilliam museum and Fitzwilliam Darcy)
  11. Wordsworth (Wordsworth was the dog's name and poet William Wordsworth)
  12. Zane (Rachel Zane and Zane Grey)
  13. Autumn (Autumn (in the poem To Autumn) and Autumn Phillips)
  14. Pierre (Pierre (South Dakota) and Pierre Boulle)
  15. Anna (Anna Wintour and Anna Neagle)

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