Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Trivia Bits 06 May


Johnny Farnham

Sadie (The Cleaning Lady) was Australian pop singer Johnny Farnham's (pictured) first solo single released in November 1967 and was featured on Farnham's debut album, Sadie released in April 1968.

British television comedy series airing from 1975 to 1977 Doctor on the Go was based on a set of books by Richard Gordon about the misadventures of a group of doctors and starred Robin Nedwell as Dr Duncan Waring, Geoffrey Davies as Dr Dick Stuart-Clark and Ernest Clark as Professor Geoffrey Loftus.

1944 American dark comedy film directed by Frank Capra Arsenic and Old Lace starring Cary Grant, was based on Joseph Kesselring's play Arsenic and Old Lace with Capra actually filmed the movie in 1941 because of star Cary Grant's availability, but it was not released until 1944, after the original stage version had finished its run on Broadway.

American police procedural television program that premiered September 22, 2005, Criminal Minds follows a team of profilers from the FBI's Behavioural Analysis Unit (BAU) based in Quantico, Virginia which is part of the FBI National Centre for the Analysis of Violent Crime and differs from many procedural dramas by focusing on profiling the criminal, called the unsub or "unknown subject", rather than the crime itself.

Sea Patrol is an Australian television drama that ran from 2007 to 2011, set on board HMAS Hammersley, a fictional patrol boat of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) focussing on the ship and the lives of its crew members and starred Ian Stenlake and Lisa McCune.

P.S. I Love You is a 2007 American drama film directed by Richard LaGravenese based on the 2004 novel of the same name by Cecelia Ahern and stars Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Lisa Kudrow, Kathy Bates and Harry Connick, Jr.

PT 109 is a 1963 biographical war film depicting the actions of John F. Kennedy (JFK) as an officer of the United States Navy in command of Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 during the Pacific War of World War II starring Cliff Robertson stars as Kennedy, with featured performances by Ty Hardin, James Gregory, Robert Culp, and Grant Williams and was the first commercial theatrical film about a sitting United States President released while he was still in office.

The Girl is Mine, song recorded by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney, was the first single released from Michael Jackson’s 1982 album Thriller and was released on October 18, 1982.

Bill the Lizard and The Mock Turtle appear in the fantasy novel Alice in Wonderland an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll telling of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures.

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