Showbiz Sam; Sam
Q No-one I've asked can remember this TV comedy series. It was American and the main character was a Private Will Stockdale. He had a bloodhound and they sat on the veranda together. He was always being put in jail but could squeeze out through the bars and get back before anyone knew he was missing. Can you help? Linda Cruse, Falkirk
A The original No Time For Sergeants was a one-hour black and white TV live-broadcast drama starring Andy Griffiths. It was based on the hilarious novel by Mac Hyman about a Hillbilly recruited into the US Air Force. This play went on to spawn a Broadway play (script by Ira Levin), feature film (1958) and TV series (34 x 25-minute episodes in 1964) of the same name all starring Griffith.
Q My husband and I always closed our letters with "PS I love you". Who sang that song so long ago, I think that it might have been Patti Page? Joan Bruce, Port Seton
A It was written in 1934 by Gordon Jenkins and Johnny Mercer. You're probably thinking of the version by Cyril Stapleton and his Orchestra, vocal Pearl Carr. You could also try Lew Stone and his band, vocal Alan Kane, or Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra, vocal Don Burke
Q Mary Steenburgen starred in a Christmas film a while back - can you tell me the title? Rena, Livingston
A One Magic Christmas (1985) was the story of an angel who interfered in the lives of a family with problems. Gary Basaraba and Harry Dean Stanton co-starred. In was a poor man's version of It's A Wonderful Life (1946) which will (fingers crossed) reappear on our TV screens over Christmas.
Q My daughter will be 50 on December 14. What was number one when she was born in 1956? Margaret Lockhart, Larkhall
A It was week number five of an amazing seven-week run for Johnnie Ray with Just Walkin' In The Rain.
Q One of the highlights of my childhood was being taken by my late dad to see Laurel and Hardy at the Glasgow Empire when I was little in the mid-50s. When might that have been? Frank Little, Motherwell
A The duo included Glasgow in both of their last two visits to the UK. They packed out the Empire from March 10-15, 1952 and on March 1, 1954.
Q The other night I was singing The Black Hills Of Dakota. Was it from a film? Margaret Smith, Irvine
A It was written by Sammy Fain and Paul Frances Webster for the 1953 classic movie Calamity Jane and sung by Dors Day. …