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I'M trying to remember the name of a TV series some years ago with Patrick Stewart as a psychiatrist. Can you help? - David McMallan, Glasgow.

STEWART starred as Dr Roebuck in Maybury, which went out as 13 episodes in 1981 with a further seven in 1983.

CAN you tell me when actress Dorothy McGuire was born and did she ever marry? - Fan, Hamilton.

SHE was born in Omaha on June 14, 1918. She is married to photographer John Swope and their daughter is actress Topo Swope.

I RECENTLY filled in a quiz sheet saying that Katchaturyan wrote the theme music to Peter And The Wolf. Friend says I'm wrong, so who's right? - K. B. Conway, Glasgow.

PETER And The Wolf was written by Prokofiev. You are thinking of the 1971-80 shipping saga The Onedin Line, which used the haunting Spartacus at its theme. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra took it to No 15 in December 1971.

I LOVED the Jack Lemmon/Walter Matthau film The Front Page, but dad now insists that it was a remake. Is it? - Shona Murray, Portree, Skye.

THERE have been four versions of the story, with the character of Hildy Johnson varying in gender. The 1931 original starred Adolphe Menjou and Pat O'Brien, Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell hammed it up in His Girl Friday (1940), your version was 1974 and, in 1988, Burt Reynolds and Kathleen Turner starred in Switching Channels.

MY brother will be 25 on July 29. What was his birthday hit? - Mhairi Ross, Stornoway.

IT was the first of three weeks for George McCrae with Rock Your Baby.

WHEN did the actor Albert Dekker die? - Frances McAllister, Ayr.

THE Dutch-American actor, who appeared in more than 70 movies, was found dead in May 1968, aged 84. He was handcuffed, had a rope around his neck, was covered in writing and had hypodermic marks. The coroner recorded it as accidental death.

WHAT was the film in which Betty Hutton sang The Sewing Machine? - D. Neill, Edinburgh.

SHE gave a spirited rendition of the Frank Loesser song in The Perils Of Pauline (1947), the biopic of the silent serial queen Pauline White.

WHAT do the James Bond movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service and the film Zulu have in common? - C. Aitchison, Cumbernauld.

JOHN BARRY composed the music for both.

WHEN the royals appeared in It's a Knockout, which charities did they support? - Mona Williams, Dundee.

IN The Grand Knockout Tournament (1987), Princess Anne turned out for Save The Children, Edward supported the Duke of Edinburgh's International Project, Andrew represented the World Wildlife Fund and Fergie competed for the International Year of Shelter.

IAN SUTHERLAND, of Fauldhouse, West Lothian, has me baffled, asking: "What is Donald Duck's middle name?" That's a quacker! You're a winner when I print your answer.

Mrs E. Fyfe, of Glasgow, is this week's winner. She tells me that after Ginger Rogers replaced her in The Barkleys Of Broadway, it was Judy Garland who sent her a shaving mug engraved with "Good Luck". The end of a beautiful friendship. Thanks, Mrs F.

If you'd like me to settle an argument or you want to try for the pounds 50 baffler prize (you must be able to prove your answer), write to Showbiz Sam, Daily Record, Anderston Quay, Glasgow G3 8DA. I can't reply personally.
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