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The Name's the Same

Arsenal and England footballer, England captain 1994–6;
Actor who played Adam Chance in Crossroads (1978–88)
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West Bromwich Albion and England footballer (5 caps, 1953–4);
Actor who played David Hunter in Crossroads (1969–85)
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16th Century English philosopher; 20th Century Irish painter Click to show or hide the answer
Chairman of the GLC, from 1985 until its abolition in 1986; Labour MP 1983–2005, and Minister for Sport 1997–9; created Baron Stratford on retirement from the Commons in 2005; suffered a fatal stroke while on holiday in Florida, in January 2006, aged 63
Keyboardist and founder member of Genesis
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Anchor man of BBC TV's Nationwide, 1969–77
Real name of Shakin' Stevens
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Inventor of the clockwork radio (1991);
Australian cricket coach (England 2015–)
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President of Gabon, 2009– (succeeded his father Omar, who was president 1967–2009); British comedy magician (1929–2009), President of the Magic Circle 2008–9 Click to show or hide the answer
Two English physicists, father and son, who shared the Nobel Prize 1915;

Essex–based singer/songwriter ('The Barking Bard')
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1960s British pop star; British climber, one of the first pair to reach the summit of Kangchenjunga Click to show or hide the answer
Queen Victoria's most famous gillie; US abolitionist, hanged 1859 Click to show or hide the answer
Translator of the Arabian Nights into English, and the first European to visit Mecca; stage name of Welsh actor (real surname Jenkins), died 1984 Click to show or hide the answer
The inventor of snooker; 20th century British Prime Minister Click to show or hide the answer
British Tory politician, died 1999; lead singer of The Hollies; English international footballer (19 caps, 1970–6) Click to show or hide the answer
Art historian and presenter of BBC TV's Civilisation
Senior member of John Major's cabinet
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Comedy actor, died 1982
Long–suffering puppeteer, died 1989
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Scottish actor, born 1946: played William Wallace's uncle Argyle Wallace in Braveheart (1995), and CIA Deputy Director Ward Abbott in the first two Jason Bourne films (2002 and 2004)
English physicist, and popular science television presenter and author; also played keyboards in the pop band D:Ream
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Rhythm guitarist of The Kinks
Former BBC TV journalist, Executive Director of the FA, 1998–2000
Conservative politician, stood for party leader against David Cameron 2005
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Former snooker and billiards champion
Speech–impaired comedian, nicknamed 'Parrot–face'
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English poet, 1573–1631
Radio 2 presenter, 1967–98 – died 2004
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Australian Test bowler, 1970s
US convicted murderer executed (at his own request) by firing squad
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Ventriloquist who operated Lenny the Lion
Lead singer with The Specials (and previously Fun Boy Three)
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Captain of HMS Victory at Trafalgar; famous English writer (1840–1928) Click to show or hide the answer
Prolific TV scriptwriter, best known for Outside Edge (adapted from his 1979 stage play); Irish–born actor and hellraiser, died 2002 aged 72 Click to show or hide the answer
US film actress, born 1982, starred in The Princess Diaries (2001) and Brokeback Mountain (2005); wife of William Shakespeare Click to show or hide the answer
Former British Prime Minister; British bandleader Click to show or hide the answer
Lib Dem MP for Bermondsey & Southwark, 1983–2015 (various constituency names), and deputy leader 2010–14; Middlesex cricketer (1980–91); on retirement, entered journalism, becoming The Analyst on Channel 4 (1999–2005), then on Channel 5 Click to show or hide the answer
German composer, 1854–1921; British crooner, 1960s–70s (stage name) Click to show or hide the answer
English mountaineer, lost on Everest 1924; former Scottish rugby captain Click to show or hide the answer
17th Century English poet and playwright
American actor: Best Supporting Actor Oscar 1971 for The Last Picture Show
Disgraced Canadian athlete
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General Secretary of the TGWU, 1968–76 (d. 2009 aged 96); US crooner Click to show or hide the answer
Scottish–born US naval commander; bass guitarist of Led Zeppelin Click to show or hide the answer
British Olympic gold medal–winning athlete; the Bishop of Durham Click to show or hide the answer
Former Lancashire and England cricketer; British Davis Cup captain, founder of a successful chain of fitness centres Click to show or hide the answer
British diplomat and Soviet spy
US singer–songwriter; British comedian and children's television presenter
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Prime Minister of Canada, 2003–6; presenter of BBC TV's Flog It! Click to show or hide the answer
Lead singer of the Pretty Things; husband of the UK's second female Prime Minister Click to show or hide the answer
US film actor; British artist, winner of the 1999 Turner Prize Click to show or hide the answer
American songwriter (1909–76); Tory MP for Plymouth Moor View, elected in 2015 – subsequently appeared in a TV advert, showering with Dove shower gel (filmed during the election campaign) Click to show or hide the answer
English comedian, born Salisbury 1974 – married Victoria Coren 2012; English author, born Southport 1969 – number9dream (2001), Cloud Atlas (2004) Click to show or hide the answer
Northern Irish novelist, d. 1999; TV football commentator, d. 2001; Harlequins and England hooker Click to show or hide the answer
15th century English nobleman, known as Warwick the Kingmaker; Australian editor of the 1960s counter–culture magazine Oz Click to show or hide the answer
Author of the acclaimed 1987 autobiography Under the Eye of the Clock; film director (The Dark Knight trilogy 2005–12, Interstellar 2014) Click to show or hide the answer
English playwright who rose to fame in the 1950s; goalkeeper on winning side in the 1968 FA Cup Final Click to show or hide the answer
Prime minister of New Zealand, 1989–90; British comedy actor Click to show or hide the answer
English snooker player – highest ranking 9 (2015); lead guitarist of Aerosmith Click to show or hide the answer
Jersey–born golfer (Open champion 1912, US Open 1920; first captain of Britain's Ryder Cup team); comedian born Wigan 1905, died 1977 (real name Charles Olden) Click to show or hide the answer
Teesside–based singer/songwriter; TV rugby union commentator Click to show or hide the answer
Bishop of London burnt at the stake by Mary I; member of Margaret Thatcher's cabinet Click to show or hide the answer
US popular composer
British architect, whose work includes Paris's Pompidou Centre
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16th–Century Queen Consort of England, mother of Edward VI; stage name of a British–born Hollywood actress Click to show or hide the answer
English county cricketer and Test match umpire
England Test cricketer who went on to be Bishop of Liverpool
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Yorkshire brewer, 1824–79; leader of the Labour Party who died in 1994 of a heart attack, aged 55 Click to show or hide the answer
Maiden name of a former Wimbledon Ladies' singles champion (married name Court); actress whose most famous role is Miss Jean Brodie Click to show or hide the answer
Liverpool–born 'hard–man' footballer – 467 games for Liverpool, 1962–78, but only 1 England cap;
US sprinter, noted for his Black Power salute after winning the 200m gold medal at the 1968 Olympics
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Former leader of the Liberal Party
England cricketer (1970s)
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Famous English engineer, son of an even more famous engineer
Scottish novelist
Grandfather of the novelist, also a famous engineer (lighthouse designer)
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Two members of England's 1986 World Cup football squad: Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
A right–back, born Barrow–in–Furness 1963: played 208 games for Everton, 1982–8, and won 46 caps
A defender or midfielder, born Hillingdon, Middlesex 1962: played 133 games for Brighton & HA, 1979–83, and 147 for Tottenham, 1983–90, winning 7 caps – his career was effectively ended in 1988 by a Vinnie Jones tackle
English–born Wales rugby wing forward (flanker) – 26 caps, 1967–73, and 4 for the Lions; Duran Duran's bass guitarist Click to show or hide the answer
British tennis star (1970s); drummers of Queen and Duran Duran Click to show or hide the answer
Divorced RAF officer who Princess Margaret was unable to marry
Lead guitarist and songwriter of The Who
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Celebrity chef, married to Fern Britton; England's captain at the 2007 Rugby Union World Cup, winner of Celebrity Masterchef 2011 Click to show or hide the answer
British classical / jazz guitarist; US film music composer Click to show or hide the answer
World snooker champion, 2000 and 2003; one of the Fast Show team ("Suits you, sir" – the one that isn't Paul Whitehouse!) – also played Arthur Weasley in the Harry Potter films, and Father Brown in the 2013 BBC2 series Click to show or hide the answer
England cricketer: 325 wickets in 90 Tests, 1971–84, and captain 1982–4;
Cilla Black's husband and manager (died from lung cancer, 1999, aged 57)
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One of The Supremes; poet and wife of a former British Prime Minister Click to show or hide the answer
18th century British landscape painter; Scottish comedy actor; Cabinet Secretary, 1998–2002 Click to show or hide the answer
US comedian, b. 1955; BBC Radio 1 & 2 presenter, b. 1954 Click to show or hide the answer
Canadian singer–songwriter; scorer of the only goal in the 1969 FA Cup Final Click to show or hide the answer

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