The Missing Link - 21

  • Which former Israeli Prime Minister died in 2014, having been in a coma for 8 years?

  • Which fictional character has been played by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine?

  • What do the Beatles and the books Game of Thrones is based on have in common?

  • Who was commanding general of the Union Army during the American Civil War?

  • Which publisher, owner of the Daily Express, sold Channel 5 for £450 million?

  • Which astronaut became the oldest person in space when he flew on the space shuttle Discovery in 1998?

  • Who played James Heriot in All Creatures Great and Small?

  • Who wrote the 50 Shades series of books?

  • Who founded a distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee in 1862?

  • What links the previous 9 answers?

Ariel Sharon
Jack Ryan
George (RR) Martin
Ulysses S Grant
Richard Desmond
John Glenn
Christopher Timothy
EL James
Jack Daniel
First Names for Surnames
George Martin managed the Beatles, George RR Martin wrote the books - Jack Daniel (not Daniels) makes bourbon

The Missing Link - 22

  • The Naval rank of Petty Officer (Chief, 1st or 2nd class) is equivalent to which Army rank?

  • Who holds the record for the most unsuccessful attempts to become an MP, with 40?

  • Whose paintings of Dedham Vale include Wivenhoe Park  and  The Hay Wain?

  • What’s the local name for the cooling afternoon sea-breeze in Perth, Australia that seems to come from it’s neighbouring city?

  • Who said, ‘You can have any colour you like, as long as it’s black’?

  • Which highwayman had a horse called Black Bess?

  • Which cheese was originally made by Franciscan monks in Monterey, California?

  • Which British jazz singer was married to Johnny Dankworth?

  • Which film director named his company 1492 Productions as he shares his name with a famous explorer?

  • What's the link between the previous 9 questions?

Sergeant
Screaming Lord Sutch
John Constable
Fremantle Doctor
Henry Ford
Dick Turpin
Monterey Jack
Cleo Laine
Chris Columbus
Carry On Films
Sergeant, Screaming, Constable, Doctor, Henry, Dick, Jack, Cleo and Columbus were all films in the Carry-On series

The Missing Link - 23

Curry
Cousins
Evan David
Whitbread
Sherlock Holmes
Old Man of Hoy
Sports Personality of the Year winners
Redgrave
Rand
Cooper
  • What is the currency of South Africa?

  • What do you call somebody who makes staved barrels?

  • Which common culinary word comes from the Tamil for sauce or gravy?

  • How are Kirstie Allsop and Cath Kidston related?

  • Which company, owner of the Premier Inn chain of hotels, sold all it’s breweries in 2001?

  • Who left the BBC’s Today programme to replace Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight?

  • Which acting dynasty were Natasha and Joely Richardson born into?

  • Which character is recognised by Guinness World Records as the most often portrayed fictional human?

  • Which 137m tall sandstone seastack is close to Rackwick Bay in the Orkneys?

  • What's the link between the previous 9 questions?

Mary Rand (64), Henry Cooper (67 & 70), John Curry (76), Robin Cousins (80),Fatima Whitbread (87), Steve Davis (88), Steve Redgrave (00), Kelly Holmes (04) & Chris Hoy (08)

The Missing Link - 24

  • Who ran the first sub 4 minute mile?

  • What was the name of the Beadle in the workhouse where Oliver Twist was born?

  • Which bird can be mute, trumpeter or whooper, among others?

  • Which novelists works include In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany’s?

  • Who was Richard Nixon’s original Vice-President, who had to resign before Nixon did?

  • Which word accompanies ‘motte’ to describe a medieval design of castle?

  • Which character, portrayed by Christopher Guest, played lead guitar in Spinal Tap and had an amplifier that went up to 11?

  • Which villain was the head of SPECTRE in 7 James Bond movies?

  • Which is the only English or Scottish professional football team with a ‘J’ in it’s name?

    What's the link between the previous 9 questions?

Roger Bannister
Mr Bumble
Swan
Truman Capote
Spiro Agnew
Bailey
Nigel Tufnel
Ernst Stavro Blofeld
St Johnstone
Test Match Special
Jack Bannister, David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd, Graeme Swann, Fred Trueman, Jonathan Agnew, Trevor Bailey, Phil Tufnell, Henry Blofeld, Brian Johnstone all appeared on Test Match Special

The Missing Link - 25

  • Who has presented Desert Island Discs since 2006?

  • Which broadcaster, best remembered for snooker and skiing, was the original host of Question of Sport?

  • Who succeeded William Wallace as Guardian of the Kingdom of Scotland in 1298?

  • In both the original and remade versions of Dynasty, what is the name of the central family?

  • Who played Lance Corporal Jones in Dad’s Army?

  • Apart from Leicester City, who are the only other team not from London or Manchester to win the Premier League?

  • Who plays Captain America in the Marvel superhero movies’?

  • Which whisky comes in various coloured labels, red, black, double black, green, gold and blue?

  • Which material must, by law, be handwoven by islanders in their homes in the Outer Hebrides, finished in the Outer Hebrides and made from pure virgin wool dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides?

    What's the link between the previous 9 questions?

Kirsty Young
David Vine
Robert the Bruce
Carrington
Clive Dunn
Blackburn Rovers
Chris Evans
Johnnie Walker
Harris Tweed
Radio 2 DJs
Jimmy Young, Jeremy Vine, Ken Bruce, Desmond Carrington, John Dunn, Tony Blackburn, Bob Harris, Chris Evans & Johnnie Walker are or were all Radio 2 DJs