22nd November 2002 at 00:00
See a show

Ebenezer Scrooge is the meanest man in London, his cashbox as firmly locked as his heart. Until Christmas Eve, when the clocks stop, things begin to go bump in the night and his life is changed forever. Tim Pigott-Smith plays the classic character at the Lyric Hammersmith from 29 November until 4 January. To win one of two pairs of tickets for any performance (subject to availability), just answer the question: Who wrote the novel A Christmas Carol?

Give your class a break

Sue Hollister's Year 10 German class at Cwmtawe comprehensive in Swansea are a dream to teach. "They're a wide mix of ability and characters but their warmth, enthusiasm and humour make me relish every lesson." She wins this week's bumper box of KitKats. If your class deserves a treat, tell us why in no more than 50 words (Do they work hard? Do they cheer you up?). We have a box of 48, four-finger KitKats to give away every week this term. The most convincing answer wins. For the KitKat offer email:*

Take the biscuit

Fancy some biscuits for your staffroom, department or school office? Answer our quiz (think biscuit for one of the answers) and you could win two tins of organic Duchy Originals.

1. A Lithuanian peasant who married a Swedish dragoon became the most powerful woman in Russia. Who was she?

2. Which part of the body is made of the eight carpal bones?

3. Which Sinn Fein leader told his firing squad: "Come closer boys, it will be easier for you"?

4. In France, would "cat's tongues" be served as a main course or with dessert?

5. What do the letters in Dr Who's Tardis stand for?

November 15 answers: 1. Ravioli; 2. Hillary Clinton; 3. John Nailor; 4. Little owl; 5. Petit Beurre For Take the Biscuit email: by November 28. First out of the hat will take the biscuits - supplied by Duchy Originals. Teaching materials about organic food and farming - and the answer to one quiz question - are at you don't have email, send us a postcard, with the name of the offer and your address to: Tracey Thomas, Friday magazine, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1BX *The TES may wish to process or disclose your data to approved third-party companies to monitor our progress and send you future promotions. If you wish us not to do this, please write 'No promotions' on your entry

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