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1 MOVIES: Who won an Oscar for playing boxer Maggie Fitzgerald in the 2005 film Million Dollar Baby? 2 MUSIC: Which Russian pop duo had a UK No 1 hit in 2003 with All The Things She Said? 3 TV & RADIO: Starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsay, which 2023 post-apocalyptic drama series is based on a video game of the same name? 4 SPORT: Jake Wightman and Josh Kerr won gold at the World Athletics Championships in 2022 and 2023 respectively in which event? 5 POLITICS: Which three men have served as mayor of London since the role was created in 2000? 6 NATURE: A charm is the collective noun for what type of small colourful bird of the British Isles, with the Latin name Carduelis carduelis? 7 LITERATURE: Created by Agatha Christie, what is the first name of the fictional detective Miss Marple? 8 LEISURE: What term is used for a person who studies or keeps bees? 9 WORDS: What is the meaning of the word suspire? a) Doubt, b) Perish, c) Sigh. 10 BRITAIN: Which UK city is nicknamed the Granite City and the Silver City? 11 THIS YEAR: Which American game show host, who presented The Price Is Right from 1972 until 2007, died on August 26, aged 99? 12 POT LUCK: In Greek mythology, which nymph is transformed into a laurel tree to escape the infatuated pursuit of Apollo?