Below are listed mistakes/omissions etc spotted in the 2007/2008 season.

Robin Ray not Robert Robinson was the first chairman of BBC TV's 'Call My Bluff'. Joe Melia and Peter Wheeler also preceded Robinson (3rd September)

Mr Krook (not Knook) was a rag and bone dealer not a lawyer in 'Bleak House'
The title of the journal of the British Medical Association is the British Medical Journal not the Lancet. (18th September)

Spamalot, the musical is based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail not 'The Life of Brian'. (1st October)

Elaine, Gerry, George and Kramer are characters in Seinfeld not the Larry Sanders Show
Tycho Brahe, the astronomer was Danish not Dutch
(8th October)

The Splash is a car model from Suzuki not Toyota.
Aston Villa not West Ham lost 1-0 to Chelsea in the last FA Cup Final to be played at the old Wembley Stadium. (9th October)

The computer term 'GIF' stands for Graphics Interchange (not Interface) Format (16th October)

'Liverpool's Roman Catholic Cathedral replaced which building?'
Answer required 'The Workhouse'
NB Although the cathedral was built on the site of the Liverpool Workhouse, it replaced the Pro-Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Copperas Hill.
'What type of instrument is a cor anglais'
Answer required 'Oboe or Organ Reed Stop'
NB Firstly an organ reed stop is part of an instrument and secondly, the way the question is phrased, woodwind is a perfectly acceptable answer.
The question 'Who is the only English cricketer to score 100 against all other Test sides?' is unanswerable as no Englishman has achieved the feat. The following have scored centuries against all nine other Test nations: Gary Kirsten (South Africa), Steve Waugh (Australia), Sachin Tndulkar (India), Rahul Dravid (India), Marvin Atapattu (Sri Lanka) and Brian Lara (West Indies). Of these only Dravid has scored a Test 100 in every one of the 10 Test playing countries. Colin Cowdrey, the answer required, achieved the feat before Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh gained Test status but so did Ken Barrington.
The title 'khedive' was not awarded to the Viceroy or Governor of India pre 1914 - A khedive was one of a line of governors and monarchs who ruled Egypt and Sudan from 1805 to 1914.
The monument (rather than statue) of Victor Emmanuel II in Rome is known as the 'wedding cake' but it also has other nicknames including 'zuppa inglese', 'false teeth' and 'typewriter'
Mungo Jerry, named after a T S Eliot 'Cat' is a pop group not a singer.
Linked to Piazza di Spagna is as good an answer as 'Spanish Embassy' to the question 'Why are the Spanish Steps in Rome, Italy so named?'
It is nonsense to say that E C Bentley's 'Trent's Last Case' (1913) is acknowledged as the prototype of the modern detective novel. It is a send-up which means the genre must already have been in existence. In fact it has been said that it was written as a counter-attack to the outstanding deductive powers of Sherlock Holmes. Wilkie Collins's 'The Moonstone' (1868) is generally considered the first English detective novel. Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' pre-dates it but the work was a short story.
The Warwickshire cricketer Jim Troughton is the grandson not son of actor Patrick Troughton
Charleston as well as Catfish Row is an acceptable answer to the question 'The opera Porgy and Bess takes place where?'
There was no Buddy Holly song in the UK charts at the time of his death. He died on the 3rd February 1959. 'It Doesn't Matter Any More' first charted in the UK on the 27th February 1959.
(20th November)

Clough Williams-Wllis always denied that Portmeirion was based on the Italian village of Portmeirion.
In 'The Addams Family' the middle name of Wednesday Addams is Friday not Thursday. (26th November)
Haile Selassie I's name 'Ras Tafari' means Prince Tafari not 'Lion of Judah'. He was born Tafari Makonnen and took the title of 'Lion of Judah' as Emperor from the Ge'ez motto Mo`a 'Anbessa Ze'imnegede Yihuda ("The Lion of the Tribe of Judah has conquered").
Gabriel Faure's Requiem was written between 1877 and 1890 not in 1997!
Citroen not Mercedes was the first motor manufacturer to introduce a passenger car commercially available with a diesel engine (Rosalie model 1933). The Mercedes-Benz 260D did not appear until 1936.
Sea of Galilee is also known as Lake Kinneret as well as Lake Tiberias. (27th November)

Bernard Hogan-Howe is now the Chief Constable of Merseyside - he succeeded Norman Bettison in 2004.
Napoleon Bonaparte acquired the nicknamed the little corporal (le petit caporal) not the little general.
The human body cell has 23 pairs of chromosomes not genes. (18th December)

The traditional golf club the 'niblick' is equivalent to the modern 9 (or 8) iron, not 7 iron.
(8th January)

In 'Alice in Wonderland', it was the Queen of Heats not the White Queen who wanted to decapitate anyone who offended her. The White Queen appears in 'Alice Through The Looking Glass'.
Together with James Madison Thomas Jefferson founded the Democratic-Republican Party (not the Republican Party) in America in 1792. Today's Republican Party was established in 1854 by a coalition of former Whigs, Northern Democrats, former Liberty Party activists, and Free-Soilers who opposed the spread of slavery and held a vision for modernizing the United States - its first President was Abraham Lincoln.
(4th February)
Threnody as well as eulogy is an acceptable answer for a poem or song of lament. (5th February)

Jim Moir is the real name of comedian Vic Reeves not Frank Skinner (11th February)

The questions on the remake of King Kong (directed by Peter Jacason and starribng Naomi Watts) should have included the year 2005 as there was also a 1976 remake directed by John Guillermin, starring Jessica Lange. (10th March)

Nan Winton was the first female news reader on BBC television in 1960 not 1961.
Marie Stopes was the sister-in-law not wife of A.V.Roe, having married his brother Humphrey.
(18th March)

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