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Episode 24

The last place in the semi-finals is up for grabs as John Humphrys puts four more contenders in the spotlight. Subjects include naval battles of World War I and Charles Laughton.


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Our first contender in the black chair tonight is Adam Barr,

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a PhD student from Manchester.

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He's answering questions on the

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naval battles of the First World War.

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Trevor Rhodes is from the Wirral.

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His specialist subject, the actor Charles Laughton.

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James Shore is an art consultant from Rotherham.

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His subject, the Second World War plane, the Mosquito.

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And Dave Mason is a pyrotechnician from Glasgow.

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His subject, the MAX Marvel Punisher comic books.

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APPLAUSE

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Hello, and welcome to Mastermind, with me, John Humphrys.

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Tonight, four contenders, as ever, of course, and the same rules.

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Two minutes of questions on their specialist subject,

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and then two and a half minutes on general knowledge.

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And there is just one place left in the semifinals.

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So whoever wins tonight will take it,

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and be on course to go through to the grand final,

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with its glittering prize, the glass bowl, and the title of Mastermind.

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So, let's get on with it,

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and ask our first contender to join us, please.

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-And your name is?

-Adam Barr.

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-Your occupation?

-PhD student.

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-And your chosen subject?

-Naval battles of the First World War.

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Naval battles in two minutes, starting now.

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Which battle, on the 28th of August 1914,

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was Britain's first naval victory of the war?

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-Heligoland Bight.

-Yes.

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What was the name of Admiral Sir John Jellicoe's flagship

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at the Battle of Jutland, the largest naval battle of the war?

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-Iron Duke.

-Yes.

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In May 1917, which Hungarian Admiral and statesmen

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led the Austro-Hungarian Navy's successful attack

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on the Allied barrage across the Straits of Otranto?

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-Horthy.

-Yes.

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During a battle in the Gulf of Riga in late 1917,

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the German Navy badly damaged the Russian battleship Slava

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and the Russians scuttled and torpedoed it.

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What is the name of the battle?

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-Moon Sound Islands?

-Moon Sound, yes.

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Two hours into the Battle of Jutland,

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when two Royal Navy battle cruisers had already been sunk,

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who said to Captain Chatfield,

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"There seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today?"

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-Beatty.

-Yep.

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On the 1st of November 1914,

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the Germans defeated a British force

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at the Battle of Coronel off the coast of which country?

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-Chile.

-Yes.

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The light cruiser HMS Glasgow escaped from Coronel

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and took part in the battle of the Falkland Islands.

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In which island group did it then hunt down

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the German light cruiser, Dresden?

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-Tierra del Fuego.

-No, the Juan Fernandez Islands.

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A naval aviation pioneer flew the first British

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naval reconnaissance mission to report on enemy ships

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on the 31st of May 1916.

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By what nickname did he become known?

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Erm...

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-Rutland of Jutland.

-Rutland of Jutland!

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In February 1916, the German steamboat

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Hedwig von Wissmann was attacked and sunk by British gunboats.

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On which African lake did this encounter take place?

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-Lake Tanganyika.

-Yes.

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Who was appointed to command the British squadron

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send to hunt for the German East Asia Squadron

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after the defeat at Coronel?

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-Sturdee.

-Yes.

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At which battle of October 1918

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did the United States join with the Royal Navy,

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Italy and Australia to attack a naval base

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in Albania that was under the control of Austro-Hungarian forces?

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Pass.

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The German High Seas Fleet's operation to draw out

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the British Grand Fleet for a final battle was cancelled

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because of an event on the 30th of October 1918.

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What event?

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-Sailors' mutiny?

-Yes.

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Near which Swedish island did a Russian naval squadron,

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under Rear Admiral Bakhirev,

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clash with the Germans in July 1915?

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-Gothaven?

-Gotland.

-Ah.

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One pass, Adam.

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The second Battle of Durazzo, that was the battle in October 1918.

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With that one pass, Adam, you have 10 points.

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APPLAUSE

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And our next contender, please.

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-And your name is?

-Trevor Rhodes.

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-Your occupation?

-I'm retired.

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-And your chosen subject?

-The life and career of Charles Laughton.

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Charles Laughton, in two minutes, starting now.

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The actor Charles Laughton it gave one of his finest performances

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in a 1935 film adaptation of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables,

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playing which role?

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-Inspector Javert.

-Yes.

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Laughton was born on the 1st of July 1899,

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in the Victorian hotel in which English seaside resort?

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-Scarborough.

-Yes.

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Laughton's parents were hoteliers,

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and when he was young man, his mother sent him to London

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to learn the business, working in which hotel?

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-Claridge's.

-Yep.

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Laughton is credited as the director

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on only one full-length film, a 1955 crime drama,

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mostly written by James Agee. What is it called?

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-Night Of The Hunter.

-Yes.

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Which historical figure did Laughton portray

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in a play directed by Joseph Losey

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at the Coronet Theatre, Los Angeles, in 1947?

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-Galileo.

-Yes.

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Laughton plays the title role in a 1933 film

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directed by Alexander Korda,

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which earned him his only Best Actor Oscar.

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Which film?

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-The Private Life Of Henry VIII.

-Yes.

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Laughton received favourable reviews

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for his first professional role in the theatre, a cameo role

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as the old servant Osip in which Gogol play?

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-Government Inspector.

-Yep.

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Which historical figure does Laughton play

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in Cecil B DeMille's 1932 film The Sign Of The Cross?

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-Nero.

-Yes.

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Which Shakespearian role did Laughton perform for his audition

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for RADA in front of a panel including

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the future Hollywood actor, Claude Rains?

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-Shylock.

-Yes.

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What was the name of the French actress whose teaching

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at RADA was a great influence on Laughton?

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-Alice Gachet.

-Yes.

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Laughton greatly admired the effortless style of an actor

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who played Lieutenant Sempter when they were filming

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the 1932 film Devil And The Deep together.

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What was his name?

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Pass.

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Laughton filmed a few days for George Cukor's film

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of David Copperfield before he persuaded the director

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that he was completely unsuited for the role,

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which required a very extrovert personality.

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What was the name of his character?

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-Mr Micawber.

-Yes.

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At the end of filming Mutiny On The Bounty,

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Laughton assembled the cast and crew

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and recited a speech to great applause

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that he had made in the film Ruggles Of Red Gap. Which speech?

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-Gettysburg Address.

-Yes.

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What was the name of the director of The Barretts Of Wimpole Street,

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who was persuaded by the producer, Irving Thalberg,

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to cast Laughton as the tyrannical father of the film?

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Pass.

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What is the name of the Roman senator played by Laughton

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in the 1960 film Spartacus?

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-Gracchus.

-Is correct.

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You had two passes, Trevor.

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Sidney Franklin was the director of The Barretts Of Wimpole Street,

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and Gary Cooper was the actor who played Lieutenant Sempter

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when they were filming the '32 film Devil And The Deep together.

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You have scored, though, 13 points.

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APPLAUSE

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And our next contender, please.

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-And your name is?

-James Shore.

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-Your occupation?

-Art consultant.

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-And your specialist subject?

-The de Havilland Mosquito.

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The Mosquito World War II plane.

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In two minutes, starting now, the Mosquito was originally conceived

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as a two-crew, unarmed bomber. What was its model number?

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-DH.98.

-Yes.

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Who piloted the prototype Mosquito that was given the official

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identity W4050 on its maiden flight on the 25th of November 1940?

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-Geoffrey de Havilland Jr.

-Yes.

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Which organisation's headquarters in Oslo

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was the target of a famous daylight raid by four Mosquitoes

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from 105 Squadron on the 25th of September 1942?

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-The Gestapo.

-Yes.

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In which district, north of Toronto,

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was de Havilland Canada located?

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It went on to produce over 1,000 Mosquitoes.

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Pass.

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The first air-to-air kill by a Mosquito was credited

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to Squadron Leader Ashfield, who shot down a Dornier 217,

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south of Dover in May 1942.

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Which squadron did Ashfield belong to?

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-103 Squadron.

-No, 157.

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What was the name of the scaled-down anti-shipping version

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of the bouncing bomb that the B Mk IVs supplied

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to 618 Squadron were modified to carry?

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-The Highball.

-Yep.

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Which Rolls-Royce engine powered the prototype Mosquito

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and many other later aircraft?

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-The Merlin X.

-Yes, the Merlin engine.

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In March 1944, Lieutenant Commander Eric "Winkle" Brown

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piloted a modified FB.VI, the first twin-engine aircraft

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to take off and land on the deck of an aircraft carrier.

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What was the name of the carrier?

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Pass.

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What is the name of the moated manor house in London Colney

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where the Mosquito design team moved to in October 1939?

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-Salisbury House.

-Salisbury Hall, Yep.

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In which Asian country did the RAF's last Mosquito sortie

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take place in December 1955 on a photo reconnaissance mission?

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-Malaya. Malaysia.

-Yes.

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Which Coventry-based car company built a total of 1,066 FB.IVs?

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-Perkins.

-Standard Motors.

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By what derogatory nickname was the Mosquito known

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after Air Chief Marshal Sir Wilfrid Freeman supported

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its development in the face of Air Ministry opposition?

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-Freeman's Folly.

-Yep.

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What was the name of de Havilland's chief designer,

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who headed the team which built the first Mosquito?

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-Geoffrey de Havilland.

-No, Bishop, Ronald Bishop.

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The first types of Mosquito were indicated by capital letters,

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such as FB, for fighter bomber.

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What did the letters TR stand for

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in the Mk 33 and 37 variants?

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BEEP

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Take a guess.

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Total Reconnaissance.

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Well, it was "Reconnaissance",

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but it was Torpedo Reconnaissance.

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So, you were nearly right, but not right enough.

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You had two passes.

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HMS Indefatigable was the aircraft carrier in question,

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and Downsview was that district in Toronto

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where de Havilland Canada was located.

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With those two passes, James, you have eight points.

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APPLAUSE

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And our final contender, please.

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-And your name is?

-Dave Mason.

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-Your occupation?

-Pyrotechnist.

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-And your chosen subject?

-Is the Punisher MAX, by Garth Ennis.

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In two minutes, starting now.

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In the Marvel comic book series, the antihero Frank Castle

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began his one-man war on crime and took the name the Punisher

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after his wife and children were killed during a family picnic

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in which New York park?

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-Central Park.

-Yep.

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In Up Is Down And Black Is White,

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which member of the Mafia

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defiles the skeleton of the Punisher's wife,

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an event which leads to the Punisher going on a killing spree?

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-Nicky Cavella.

-Yep.

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In the same story, Nicky Cavella introduces

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Pittsy's little sister to the Mafia. What's her name?

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-Teresa.

-Yep.

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How many widows meet at Annabella's house to discuss

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getting revenge on the Punisher in the story Widowmaker?

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-Five.

-Yep.

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Barbi, one of the five widows, seduces the brother of her

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former boyfriend to get information to help find the Punisher.

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What's the name of the man she seduces?

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-Is it Nicky Pizzo?

-It's Tony Pizzo.

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In Valley Forge, Valley Forge, Colonel Howe volunteers

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to help the generals capture Frank Castle and retrieve

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a videotape of a confession by whom?

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-Rawlins.

-Yep.

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In The Slavers, the Punisher saves Viorica

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from a group of thugs and she later tells him that

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she'd been kidnapped from a village

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in which Eastern European country?

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-Lithuania.

-Moldova.

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What is the name of the head of the crime family

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at whose 100th birthday party the Punisher goes on

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a murderous rampage in In The Beginning?

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-Don Massimo Cesare.

-Yes.

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In Kitchen Irish, a shootout takes place between the Punisher

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and rival New York gangs at Pier 86

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on which floating sea, air and space museum?

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-HMS Intrepid.

-Yes.

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In The Long Cold Dark,

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the Punisher discovers he has a child with Kathryn O'Brien.

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What is the baby's name?

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-Sarah.

-Yep.

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In Mother Russia, the Punisher is contacted

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by Colonel Nick Fury,

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whom he describes as an old-school cold warrior,

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and the original black ops hard case.

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What specific black accessory does Colonel Fury wear on his face?

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-An eye patch.

-Yep.

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The Punisher is sent to a remote Russian missile silo

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to retrieve a flesh-eating supervirus

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that's been injected into a six-year-old girl.

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What is the codename of the virus?

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Pass.

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In Barracuda, Harry Ebbing plans to cut off Florida's

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energy supply to stimulate demand and thereby artificially raise

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the stock prices of which company?

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-Dynaco.

-Yep. At the beginning of Man Of Stone,

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the Punisher gets himself captured to attract the attention

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of a notoriously elusive gangster, whom he then kills.

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What's his name?

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-John James Toomey.

-Is correct.

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That one pass, that flesh-eating supervirus, was the Barbarossa.

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Dave, you have scored 11 points.

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APPLAUSE

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Well, nice and close so far. Let's have a look at all of those scores.

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In fourth place, eight points, James Shore.

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Third place, 10 points, Adam Barr.

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Second place, 11 points, Dave Mason.

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First place, 13 points, Trevor Rhodes.

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APPLAUSE

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And so it is the general knowledge round now.

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And if there's a tie at the end of this round,

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then the number of passes is taken into account,

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and the person with the fewer passes is the winner -

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and if they're tied on passes as well,

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then there will be a tie-break.

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So let's get on with it, and ask James to join us again, please.

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And you start out, James,

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with eight points with your knowledge of the Mosquito.

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Plenty of time to catch up and overtake the others.

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Two and a half minutes of general knowledge, starting now.

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What sandwiches are the favourite

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of Paddington Bear in the original books?

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-Marmalade.

-Yep.

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Who stars opposite Faye Dunaway in the 1974 film Chinatown,

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a role that earned him a Best Actor Oscar nomination?

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-Robert Duvall.

-Jack Nicholson.

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Which American state's name comes from

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a translation of the French for Green Mountain?

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It's a range that covers much of the state?

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-Virginia.

-Vermont.

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What type of animal was Bucephalus?

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Alexander the Great named a city in India in its honour?

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-Elephant.

-Horse.

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Which future dictator painted a view of Neuschwanstein Castle

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in the 1920s that fetched 100,000 euros

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in a highly controversial auction in Nuremberg in June 2015?

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-Adolf Hitler.

-Yep.

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The stern, Scottish butler, Mr Angus Hudson,

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was played by Gordon Jackson in the original series

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of a television drama. What drama?

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-Upstairs, Downstairs.

-Yes.

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Which romance for violin and orchestra by Vaughan Williams

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was inspired by the poem of the same name by George Meredith,

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for him, a praise to a songbird?

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-The Lark Ascending.

-Yes.

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In which Shakespeare play does Lysander speak the line,

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"The course of true love never did run smooth"?

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-Twelfth Night.

-Midsummer Night's Dream.

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Which singer songwriter had her second UK number one single

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in February 2016 with Love Me Like You Do

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from the soundtrack of 50 Shades Of Grey?

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-Adele.

-Ellie Goulding.

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What name for the class of mollusc

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whose shells are divided into two halves

0:15:050:15:07

and hinged on one side

0:15:070:15:09

comes from the Latin for two and a folding door?

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-Bifocal.

-Bivalve!

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What is the "It" stand for in the name of the drink gin and It?

0:15:130:15:17

-Indian tonic.

-Italian vermouth.

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Which political activist and leading Beat Generation author

0:15:200:15:23

wrote the poem Howl? He was played by James Franco

0:15:230:15:26

in the 2010 film of that name?

0:15:260:15:27

Pass.

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The Cape York Peninsula, that forms

0:15:280:15:30

the northernmost part of the Australian mainland

0:15:300:15:32

is in which state?

0:15:320:15:34

-The Northern Territories.

-Queensland.

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Which acid has the chemical formula H2SO4?

0:15:360:15:38

-Hydrochloric acid.

-Sulphuric acid.

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Whose tomb in St Paul's Cathedral

0:15:420:15:44

has an inscription that translates as,

0:15:440:15:47

"Reader, if you seek his memorial, look about you"?

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-Christopher Wren.

-Yes.

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Which former Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer

0:15:510:15:53

took the name Blaby when he was elevated to the peerage?

0:15:530:15:56

It was the constituency he represented from 1974-92.

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-Nigel Lawson.

-Yes.

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What name is given to a triangle that has two equal sides?

0:16:030:16:08

-A right-angle triangle.

-Isosceles.

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Which basketball team did Michael Jordan lead

0:16:090:16:12

to six NBA titles in the 1990s?

0:16:120:16:15

-The Miami Heat.

-Chicago Bulls.

0:16:160:16:18

With which English county is the myth

0:16:180:16:19

of the Mermaid of Zennor connected?

0:16:190:16:21

She's said to have enticed away a handsome young man

0:16:210:16:24

from the church congregation?

0:16:240:16:25

-Shropshire.

-It was Cornwall.

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You had one pass, that political activist,

0:16:310:16:34

leading Beat Generation author, etc, etc - Allen Ginsberg.

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-James, a total of 14 points.

-Thank you.

0:16:380:16:40

APPLAUSE

0:16:400:16:42

And now, Adam, again, please.

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And, Adam, you start out with 10 points with your knowledge of

0:16:520:16:57

the First World War. 14 the score to beat so far.

0:16:570:17:01

Here we go, two and a half minutes.

0:17:010:17:02

The terms strike, turkey and spare are used and which indoor sport?

0:17:020:17:06

-Bowling.

-Yep.

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Who provides the voice of Woody the cowboy in the Toy Story films?

0:17:080:17:10

-Tom Hanks.

-Yep.

0:17:100:17:12

Whose novel, The Last Tycoon,

0:17:120:17:13

was left unfinished at the time of his death in 1940?

0:17:130:17:16

Pass.

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The New Forest National Park is partly in Wiltshire,

0:17:170:17:19

but mainly in which other county?

0:17:190:17:21

-Shropshire?

-Hampshire.

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What type of hat is named after the drunken farmer

0:17:230:17:25

in a poem by Robert Burns, who discovers a coven

0:17:250:17:27

of dancing witches and has to flee for his life

0:17:270:17:29

when they realise he's there?

0:17:290:17:31

-Tam-o'-shanter.

-Yes.

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Of which Commonwealth country are John Diefenbaker, Brian Mulroney

0:17:320:17:35

and John Chretien all former post-war prime ministers?

0:17:350:17:39

-Canada.

-Yep.

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Mendelssohn's overture in B minor is known as The Hebrides,

0:17:400:17:43

and also by what name?

0:17:430:17:44

Pass.

0:17:440:17:45

Which author, who briefly served in a field hospital

0:17:450:17:48

during the Boer War,

0:17:480:17:49

was knighted in 1902 for his pamphlet

0:17:490:17:51

The War In South Africa,

0:17:510:17:52

Its Causes And Conduct That Justified Britain's Policy?

0:17:520:17:56

-Kipling?

-Conan Doyle.

0:17:560:17:57

Which Spanish-Moorish term

0:17:570:17:58

is used for the building material

0:17:580:18:00

of sun-dried earth and straw

0:18:000:18:02

used to make bricks, and also the bricks themselves?

0:18:020:18:04

-Adobe.

-Yes.

0:18:040:18:05

What is the name of the fictional village

0:18:050:18:07

where The League Of Gentlemen is set?

0:18:070:18:09

it's also the real name of the comedian Roy Chubby Brown,

0:18:090:18:11

who appeared in the programme as the foul-mouthed Mayor Vaughan?

0:18:110:18:14

-Royston Vasey.

-Yes.

0:18:140:18:16

Which Northampton Saints captain and hooker

0:18:160:18:18

was chosen to succeed Chris Robshaw

0:18:180:18:21

as England's rugby union captain in January 2016?

0:18:210:18:24

-Wilkinson?

-Dylan Hartley.

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Graham Greene's 1955 novel, The Quiet American,

0:18:260:18:28

is set during the uprising against French colonial rule

0:18:280:18:31

in which Far East Asian country?

0:18:310:18:32

-Vietnam.

-Yep.

0:18:320:18:34

Which actress and political activist is the mother

0:18:340:18:36

of the actresses Joely and the late Natasha Richardson,

0:18:360:18:38

both from her marriage to the film director Tony Richardson?

0:18:380:18:42

Pass.

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The word ombudsman comes from a European language where it

0:18:430:18:45

means representative or commissioner. What language?

0:18:450:18:48

-Swedish?

-Yes.

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In classical mythology, which Roman god

0:18:500:18:52

is the equivalent of the Greek God Zeus?

0:18:520:18:54

-Jupiter.

-Yes.

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Which New England state is the smallest in area

0:18:560:18:58

of the United States of America?

0:18:580:18:59

It's only about 48 miles long and 37 miles wide.

0:18:590:19:02

-Rhode Island.

-Yes.

0:19:020:19:03

What sort of tyre did John Boyd Dunlop develop for his son's

0:19:030:19:06

tricycle that went on to make motoring much more comfortable?

0:19:060:19:09

-Pneumatic.

-Yes.

0:19:090:19:10

In the 17th century,

0:19:100:19:11

the antiquarian John Aubrey discovered the 56 shallow holes

0:19:110:19:14

that were later named after him at which prehistoric monument?

0:19:140:19:19

-Stonehenge.

-Yes.

0:19:190:19:20

In which city was the lexicographer

0:19:200:19:22

Dr Samuel Johnson born in 1709?

0:19:220:19:24

-London?

-Lichfield.

0:19:240:19:25

Which sport provided three different winners of the

0:19:250:19:27

BBC Sports Personality of the Year contest from 2008-2012?

0:19:270:19:32

-Cycling.

-Cycling is correct, yep. You just got there.

0:19:330:19:36

Three passes, Vanessa Redgrave was the mother of Joely and Natasha,

0:19:360:19:42

Fingal's Cave is also The Hebrides,

0:19:420:19:46

and it was F Scott Fitzgerald who wrote The Last Tycoon -

0:19:460:19:50

or nearly, he didn't quite finish it.

0:19:500:19:52

You have a total now, Adam, of 23 points.

0:19:520:19:55

APPLAUSE

0:19:550:19:57

And now, Dave Mason, again, please.

0:20:040:20:08

And you start out with 11 points, Dave,

0:20:080:20:12

and the target has risen rather sharply.

0:20:120:20:15

It is now 23. That's the score you have to beat. Here we go.

0:20:150:20:19

Which soap opera is set in the fictional London Borough of Walford?

0:20:190:20:23

-EastEnders.

-Yep.

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What a name is shared by a sandal consisting of a flat sole

0:20:240:20:26

with straps, and an informal term for a complete change of policy?

0:20:260:20:30

Pass.

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Which American pianist and vocalist topped the UK album charts

0:20:330:20:36

with her first three albums, Come Away With Me, Feels Like Home,

0:20:360:20:39

and Not Too Late, between 2002-2007?

0:20:390:20:42

Pass.

0:20:420:20:43

What is the sole diet of the vampire bat?

0:20:430:20:46

-Blood.

-Yes.

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Which 20th century political movement, typically characterised

0:20:470:20:50

by militaristic nationalism,

0:20:500:20:52

takes its name from the bundles of rods

0:20:520:20:54

that symbolised the authority of ancient Roman magistrates?

0:20:540:20:57

-Fascism.

-Yep.

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The 1940 debut novel of the American writer Carson McCullers

0:20:580:21:01

is titled The Heart Is A Lonely...?

0:21:010:21:04

-Place.

-Hunter.

0:21:040:21:06

What relation was William IV to Queen Victoria,

0:21:060:21:08

who succeeded him to the throne in 1837?

0:21:080:21:11

-Uncle.

-Yep.

0:21:110:21:12

Which 1950s Western television series featured the card-playing

0:21:120:21:15

brothers Bret and Bart, and their English cousin Beauregard,

0:21:150:21:18

played by Roger Moore?

0:21:180:21:20

-Rawhide.

-Maverick.

0:21:200:21:21

What name is given to a line joining the centre of

0:21:210:21:23

a circle to any point on its circumference?

0:21:230:21:26

-Radius.

-Yep.

0:21:260:21:27

Which place in New York state became the first outside Europe

0:21:270:21:30

to stage the Winter Olympics in 1932, and also hosted it in 1980?

0:21:300:21:34

-Lake Placid.

-Yes.

0:21:340:21:35

In which Verdi opera does Leonora,

0:21:350:21:37

Lady-in-waiting to the Princess of Aragon,

0:21:370:21:39

fall in love with a mysterious knight called Manrico?

0:21:390:21:42

-Rigoletto.

-Il Trovatore.

0:21:420:21:43

Who eloped with his fellow poet Elizabeth Barrett in 1846?

0:21:430:21:47

He lived with her in Italy until she died in 1861?

0:21:470:21:49

-Robert Browning.

-Yes.

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What name comes from the French for a small enclosure,

0:21:500:21:53

is given to the type of flooring where strips or blocks of wood

0:21:530:21:56

are laid in geometric patterns?

0:21:560:21:58

-Parquet.

-Yep.

0:21:580:21:59

Which South American country was given a name meaning Little Venice

0:21:590:22:02

because of the local Indian houses, built on stilts over water?

0:22:020:22:06

Pass.

0:22:060:22:07

How many Nobel Prize categories have there been since 1969,

0:22:070:22:10

when Economics was added?

0:22:100:22:12

-Seven.

-Six.

0:22:120:22:13

Which girls' school that was created by the cartoonist

0:22:130:22:16

Ronald Searle was the setting for five comedy films,

0:22:160:22:18

released between 1954, 1980, and more recently,

0:22:180:22:21

a 2007 film and its sequel?

0:22:210:22:24

No, pass.

0:22:240:22:25

Which heavy radioactive metallic element was discovered

0:22:250:22:28

by Martin Klaproth in 1789,

0:22:280:22:29

and named after a planet

0:22:290:22:31

that had itself only been discovered eight years earlier?

0:22:310:22:33

-Uranium.

-Yep.

0:22:330:22:35

In Herge's Tintin adventures,

0:22:350:22:36

the two hapless detectives, who look like twins,

0:22:360:22:38

share the same English surname,

0:22:380:22:40

although it's spelt differently. What is it?

0:22:400:22:42

-Thompson.

-Yep.

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Which girl group had their first UK number one single,

0:22:430:22:45

Whole Again, in 2001, and their last, The Tide Is High,

0:22:450:22:49

the following year?

0:22:490:22:50

-Girls Aloud.

-Atomic Kitten, is the answer to that one.

0:22:500:22:54

You had four passes. St Trinian's!

0:22:540:22:56

-Oh! Right.

-Annoying, isn't it?

0:22:560:22:59

-Fair enough.

-Anyway, that was the school.

0:22:590:23:01

Venezuela was the South American country given the name

0:23:010:23:04

meaning Little Venice. Norah Jones was the American pianist and singer.

0:23:040:23:08

And, you'll be cross about this one,

0:23:080:23:11

the sandal with the strap...

0:23:110:23:13

-Flip-flops.

-..flip-flops, yeah.

0:23:130:23:15

I know, and it came to you immediately afterwards, didn't it?

0:23:150:23:17

Yes, it did.

0:23:170:23:18

Yep, that's the way it goes on this programme. I'm afraid to say.

0:23:180:23:22

-Dave, you didn't quite make it, 21 points.

-Thank you.

0:23:220:23:24

APPLAUSE

0:23:240:23:26

And finally, Trevor Rhodes again, please.

0:23:330:23:38

And you start out with 13 points.

0:23:380:23:42

And the score to beat is still 23.

0:23:420:23:45

Two and a half minutes of general knowledge

0:23:450:23:47

to see whether you can do it, here we go.

0:23:470:23:48

What was the name of the actor

0:23:480:23:50

who was the father of Jane and Peter Fonda?

0:23:500:23:53

-Henry Fonda.

-Yep.

0:23:530:23:54

According to an ancient belief,

0:23:540:23:56

which bird remains silent during its lifetime,

0:23:560:23:58

until it sings a song of particular beauty

0:23:580:24:00

just before it dies?

0:24:000:24:02

-The nightingale.

-The swan.

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What decisive sea battle took place off the Spanish coast

0:24:030:24:07

on the 21st of October 1805?

0:24:070:24:09

-Trafalgar.

-Yep.

0:24:090:24:10

Which Belgian city is sometimes referred to

0:24:100:24:12

as the Venice of the North

0:24:120:24:13

because of its large number of canals?

0:24:130:24:15

-Ghent?

-Bruges.

0:24:150:24:16

On which racecourse is the Welsh Grand National normally run?

0:24:160:24:20

-Chepstow.

-Yep.

0:24:200:24:21

Whose diary entry of the 15th of July 1944

0:24:210:24:23

includes the words, "In spite of everything,

0:24:230:24:26

"I still believe that people are truly good at heart"?

0:24:260:24:28

-Churchill?

-Anne Frank.

0:24:280:24:30

Which male singer-songwriter was a cast member on the American

0:24:300:24:33

television show the Mickey Mouse Club,

0:24:330:24:35

and has film credits that include The Social Network,

0:24:350:24:37

In Time, and Friends With Benefits?

0:24:370:24:39

Pass.

0:24:390:24:40

What name is given to the array of hot and cold appetisers

0:24:400:24:43

served at the beginning of a dinner

0:24:430:24:44

in Greek and Middle Eastern cuisine?

0:24:440:24:46

-Mezzo?

-Meze, yes.

0:24:460:24:48

Many of the garden varieties of a particular plant

0:24:480:24:50

are known as bearded, because the flowers have thick,

0:24:500:24:53

bushy hairs on the upper part of their three lower petals.

0:24:530:24:56

Which plant?

0:24:560:24:57

Pass.

0:24:570:24:58

Which Spanish artist painted La Maja Desnuda and La Maja Vestida,

0:24:580:25:03

around the start of the 19th century?

0:25:030:25:05

Pass.

0:25:050:25:06

What is the common name for the white, caustic,

0:25:060:25:08

alkaline and crystalline substance called calcium oxide?

0:25:080:25:12

-Salt?

-Quicklime.

0:25:140:25:15

What was the colonial name of Ghana, the first country in

0:25:150:25:18

sub-Saharan Africa to gain independence from Britain in 1957?

0:25:180:25:22

-Gold Coast.

-Yep.

0:25:220:25:23

The alliterative expression for the response to danger

0:25:230:25:25

that prepares a human or animal to defend itself for run away

0:25:250:25:28

is fight or...what?

0:25:280:25:30

-Flee.

-Flight.

0:25:310:25:33

The former French finance minister, Christine Lagarde,

0:25:330:25:35

was appointed the managing director of the United Nations

0:25:350:25:38

specialised agency the IMF in 2011.

0:25:380:25:42

What do the letters IMF stand for?

0:25:420:25:43

-International Monetary Fund.

-Yep.

0:25:430:25:45

What ethnic group, who have served

0:25:450:25:47

in the British Army with distinction since 1815,

0:25:470:25:50

use a sharp, curved knife called a kukri?

0:25:500:25:52

-Gurkhas.

-Yes.

0:25:520:25:53

For what literary form are the Forward Prizes awarded?

0:25:530:25:57

The awards were instituted in 1991, and are considered the most

0:25:570:26:00

prestigious of their kind in Britain and Ireland?

0:26:000:26:03

-Poetry?

-Yes.

0:26:030:26:04

Which snooker star's book entitled

0:26:040:26:05

Interesting, My Autobiography, was published in 2015?

0:26:050:26:10

-Steve Davis.

-Yes.

0:26:100:26:11

Damon Gough, who won a Mercury Prize in 2004 for his album

0:26:110:26:14

The Hour Of Bewilderbeast, uses what stage name?

0:26:140:26:17

Pass.

0:26:170:26:18

The BBC's first royal correspondent,

0:26:180:26:20

who later covered many state occasions,

0:26:200:26:22

had two sons who followed him into current affairs broadcasting.

0:26:220:26:25

What's his name?

0:26:250:26:26

-Richard Dimbleby.

-Is correct.

0:26:260:26:28

You had four passes, Trevor -

0:26:280:26:31

Damon Gough uses Badly Drawn Boy as his stage name,

0:26:310:26:34

Goya was that Spanish artist who painted

0:26:340:26:37

La Maja Desnuda, and so on,

0:26:370:26:39

the iris is the garden variety with those bearded...

0:26:390:26:42

Yep, you knew that one.

0:26:420:26:44

..and Justin Timberlake was on that American television show,

0:26:440:26:49

the Mickey Mouse Club.

0:26:490:26:51

Done all right for himself since then, hasn't he?

0:26:510:26:53

You have scored, Trevor...

0:26:530:26:54

23 points.

0:26:540:26:56

APPLAUSE

0:26:560:26:58

Well, I said it was going to be a close contest,

0:27:070:27:09

it certainly was, let's have a look at all the scores.

0:27:090:27:11

In fourth place, 14 points, James Shore.

0:27:110:27:14

Third place, 21 points, Dave Mason.

0:27:140:27:16

Second place, 23 points, and six passes, Trevor Rhodes.

0:27:160:27:22

First place, 23 points and four passes, Adam Barr.

0:27:220:27:26

APPLAUSE

0:27:260:27:28

Goes to show how passing really matters.

0:27:380:27:40

Anyway, it means that Adam Barr is tonight's winner,

0:27:400:27:42

and he takes the last place in the semifinals.

0:27:420:27:45

So, congratulations to him.

0:27:450:27:48

And if you would like to be a contender in the next series,

0:27:480:27:50

do go to our website...

0:27:500:27:52

And you can follow us on Twitter...

0:27:540:27:57

And do join us again next time

0:27:570:27:58

for the semifinals of Mastermind.

0:27:580:28:00

Thanks for watching, goodbye.

0:28:000:28:02

APPLAUSE

0:28:020:28:04

The last place in the semi-finals is up for grabs as John Humphrys puts four more contenders in the spotlight. Subjects tonight are naval battles of the First World War, Charles Laughton, the de Havilland Mosquito and Garth Ennis's Punisher Max series.