Who had a hit with a song first recorded by Gloria Jones? The Saturday quiz

<span>Gloria Jones clue got you singing the blues? </span><span>Photograph: Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns</span>
Gloria Jones clue got you singing the blues? Photograph: Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns

The questions

1 What are currently determined by a reporting panel of 5,100 homes?
2 Which Shakespeare title character only gets his name in Act 1, Scene 9?
3 Which two US companies have reached a $3tn market value?
4 Who is claimed to have found the true cross around AD326?
5 In climate history, what was the LIA?
6 The highest point on the equator is in which country?
7 Threatened by Panama disease, what fruit is the Cavendish?
8 Who had a worldwide hit with a song first recorded by Gloria Jones?
What links:
Jean Harlow; Marlene Dietrich; Reese Witherspoon; Ana de Armas?
10 British Library (two); Lincoln Castle; Salisbury Cathedral?
11 Elephant by Kendra Haste; mosaics by Eduardo Paolozzi; Labyrinth by Mark Wallinger?
12 Blackpool; Dundee United; Luton Town; Netherlands; Shakhtar Donetsk?
13 Hans Larive; Airey Neave; Pat Reid; Hank Wardle?
14 Apollo; Comet; Fire; Fury; Giant; Legend; Nitro?
15 Australia; Fiji; Hawaii; New Zealand; Tuvalu?

The answers

1 TV viewing figures (Barb).
2 Coriolanus.
3 Apple and Microsoft.
4 (Saint) Helena (mother of Emperor Constantine).
5 Little Ice Age.
6 Ecuador (Cayambe).
7 Banana.
8 Soft Cell (Tainted Love).
9 Stars of Blonde films: Platinum B; B Venus; Legally B; Blonde.
10 Locations of the four original copies of Magna Carta.
11 Artworks on the London Underground: Waterloo; Tottenham Court Road; every station.
12 Football teams that play in orange/tangerine.
13 Successfully escaped from Colditz.
14 Gladiators in 2024 TV series.
15 National (or state) flags that incorporate the union jack.