It's All In The Mind: The Life And Legacy Of Larry Stephens

By Julie Warren

The remarkable story of a WWII Commando who transformed British comedy.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Only those who have an IQ of 135 or more will read this update

I've made a quiz!

I see lots of quizzes on social media with titles like, "1 million people tried but so far only 1 person was able to score a perfect 10" and "Only those who have an IQ of 135 or up will score a perfect 10" and they get shared around. A lot. I started thinking about how a quiz could be used to tell more people about Glarnies, Green Berets & Goons and here's what I came up with. All the questions are connected to the book and on the results page, there's a button that takes you to some recommended reading (guess what that is!) Give it a try. And please do share your results on social media... especially if you score a perfect 10!

How much do you know about classic British comedy?

https://quiz.tryinteract.com/#/5977721d5e22b70011a4d19a

 

And the winner is...

Thanks to all of you who entered the competition to win the programme from the 1952 Royal Variety Performance.

Q: What was the name of Tony Hancock's first wife?

A: Cicely Janet Elizabeth Romanis

I asked my postman to pick a winner and the name he drew from the hat was:

MIKE SIMMONDS

Congratulations Mike! I'll be in touch

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Comments

Hunt Emerson
 Hunt Emerson says:

I got all the questions right in the quiz - I am a classic comedy genius. Am I entered for the prize draw?
Good luck!

posted 28th July 2017

Julie Warren
 Julie Warren says:

No prize this time I'm afraid, Hunt. Just the satisfaction of proving that you're a genius!

posted 28th July 2017

Mike Simmonds
 Mike Simmonds says:

Oh my word, I've won? Truly unbelievable!
Thank goodness, my plan worked. You didn't recognise me when I called at your house in that postman's uniform, did you? Ha ha! (sfx footsteps running away) :-)

posted 28th July 2017

Julie Warren
 Julie Warren says:

Well done, Mike! So my postman is 'The Stolen Postman' eh?! http://www.thegoonshow.net/scripts_show.asp?title=s08e11_the_stolen_postman

posted 28th July 2017

Mike Simmonds
 Mike Simmonds says:

What, what, what? The Stolen Postman? You rumbled me, Julie.

'Seagoon: I'll have to hand myself in. How do I get to the nearest police station?

Crun: By walking.

Seagoon: Isn't there a quicker way?

Crun: Running?

Seagoon: Thank you. Goodbye.

Grams: Boots running off at speed.'

Genius writing :-)

posted 28th July 2017

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