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QCAN you tell me about CAN you tell me about the death of actor Bob the death of actor Bob Crane, who played Colonel Hogan in 60's TV series Hogan's Heroes.

Anne Bailey, Loan Head ARobert Edward Crane wasRobert Edward Crane wasborn July 13, 1928 and died born July 13, 1928 and died June 29,1978. Crane began his career as a DJ in New York then moved to LA to host a morning show. However, he was best known for playing Colonel Robert E.Hogan.

In June 1978, Crane lived in Arizona and appeared in Beginner's Luck at the Windmill Dinner Theatre. Co-star Victoria Ann Berry found his body on June 29 in his apartment after he failed to show up at a lunch meeting. Crane had been bludgeoned to death with a weapon that was never found and an electrical cord had been tied around his neck. Crane's funeral was held on July 5 and around 200 people attended including Hogan's Heros co-stars Larry Hovis and Robert Clary. Crane was interred in Oakwood memorial Park, Chatsworth, California.

QI'm looking for a 50'sI'm looking for a 50'sfilm 'scalled The Five Yello'scalled The Five YelloNecks in any format.

John Martin, Edinburgh AThe 1955 film Yellowneck The 1955 film Yellowneck was directed by R. John was directed by R. John Hugh and is available on DVD.

The title refers to a Confederate word for a deserter. The story is about four deserters - Todd, Plunkett, Cockney and Kid - who make their way to the Florida Coast then Cuba, past the Everglades and angry Seminole Indians. Each deserter has a weakness and as they trek through the swamp, each must battle his own demons. In the end Kid is the only man left of the group, who finally reaches the ocean.

QI used to love Noggin the I used to love Noggin the Nog. Any info? Nog. Any info? John Moodie, Edinburgh AOliver Postgate and Peter Firmin - creators of Firmin - creators of Bagpuss, Clangers and Ivor the Engine - came up with the Viking kids' TV show. Narrated by Oliver it featured Noggin, King of the Nog, his uncle Nogbad the Bad and big green and big green bird Graculus. It aired from 1959 to 1965 in black and white. A colour series was made in 1979 and ran until 1982.

QCould you please tell me what was the No1 on February 27, 1975? W Hunter, Stenhousemuir AIt was Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel's Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me). It hit the top spot on February 22 and spent two weeks at No1.

Slam Sam Liz Steele from Perthshire was last week's winner. She asked: "What was the name of the bar in Casablanca?" The answer is Rick's Cafe Americain. The owner was Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart). The 1942 film also starred Ingrid Bergman. The quote "Play it again, Sam" is a misquote. It's "Play it. Sam. Play As Time Goes By".

We've teamed up with Odeon cinemas to give Sam Slam winners a pair of tickets to any Odeon in Scotland (you must provide a when your answer, printed proof of answer and only the challenger is eligible for prize). Write to Showbiz Sam, Daily Record, One Central Quay, Glasgow G3 8DA.

You're a winner when I print your verified answer, Allister Hill, from Shotts, is this week's challenger. He asks: "Which TV star had to pick up stones for a week as punishment from his parents for holding up a bus with a pea gun?"

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