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Fire-Eaters v Verbivores

Two losing teams return for a last chance to make it to the quarter-finals. Presented by Victoria Coren Mitchell.


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Hello and welcome to Only Connect.

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Coming to you, as always,

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from the Portmanmoor Road industrial estate in Splott.

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Sherlock is also filmed in Cardiff,

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which is an interesting coincidence, because we're also a TV show,

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we're also full of mysterious clues, and when I play the violin I, too,

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sound like a drug addict.

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Heroes and villains of tonight's show are, on my right,

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Andy Davis,

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a civil servant and keen choral singer,

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who has run the Man V Horse fell race.

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Tony Moore, a maths and computation graduate,

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who was injured by a firecracker ricocheting off a statue of Mao Tse-tung

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at the turn of the new millennium.

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And their captain, Jonathan Elliott.

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A PhD student who played a concert at a Belgian retirement home on

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Prince William's wedding day.

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United by a fever for flames, they are the Fire-Eaters.

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Now, in your last match, you lost to the Korfballers.

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Is your team prepared for a new challenge?

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I thought I'd try to inspire my team-mates by making a curry cake for us

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to eat in the green room. So hopefully that will work.

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Good luck. You are facing tonight, on my left,

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Phyl Styles,

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a secondary school teacher who was lashed to a stake,

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burned and thrown in the back of a van when playing the part of

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Joan of Arc in a local theatre production.

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Tom Cappleman, a maths graduate who, as a schoolboy, played a game of

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cards that lasted a year.

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And their captain, Graeme Cole,

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a software engineer who once mistook a large farmhouse

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for the planet Saturn.

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United by a weakness for words, they are the Verbivores.

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Now, in your last game you lost to the Surrealists.

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How competitive are you feeling tonight?

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Well, we're quite geed up by the fact that, on the Connecting Wall,

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we set a personal best of six.

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So we're confident that today's game will be won by

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a captain in a purple shirt.

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Good luck with that.

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Now, Fire-Eaters, you won the toss,

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but you've decided to put your opponents in first.

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So, Verbivores, please choose a hieroglyph.

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-Horned Viper, please.

-OK, the Horned Viper.

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These are going to be picture clues. Something connects them. What is it?

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The time starts now.

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Shire horse.

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Next.

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-What's that?

-Some kind of terrier.

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Next.

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-No idea.

-Chippendale?

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It might be... Oh, yeah, it might be Clydesdale, Airedale, Chippendale...

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-Are they all "dale"?

-Shall we go with that?

-Yeah.

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Do they all end with "dale"?

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You didn't need to see the BBC

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sports presenter John Inverdale.

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They all end with "dale". What are we looking at?

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Clydesdale shire horse.

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An Airedale terrier, and a Chippendale.

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That's absolutely right. And for a bonus point,

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guess which of the four I keep as a pet.

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Don't answer that, it can't be broadcast.

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Very well done. Fire-Eaters, what would you like?

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We'll have the

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-Lion, please.

-The Lion.

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What is the connection between these clues?

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Here's the first.

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-Wymendon, OK.

-Green.

-Sorry?

-Green, it's in green.

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I can see that.

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Next, please.

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Brixiestan.

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Blue.

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Next, please.

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Holeburne.

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OK, are they tube lines?

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But it's like, maybe it's old spellings of...

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Places on those tube lines.

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Yeah, District, Victoria, Central.

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OK. You know the answer, do you?

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-I think we'll go for it.

-Two seconds.

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Old names of places on the tube lines with that colour.

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That's absolutely right.

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You didn't need to see the last one, Knottynghull.

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They are tube stations,

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with the names of those stations as they would have appeared in the

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-Domesday Book.

-Ah, OK.

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What are the stations? I've told you the last one.

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-Wimbledon, presumably.

-Mm-hm.

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-Brixton.

-Brixton.

-Yeah.

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-Holborn.

-That's absolutely right.

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Holeburne. Or "hollow stream".

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It's medieval names for today's tube stations.

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Well done. Verbivores, back to you.

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-Eye of Horus, please.

-The Eye of Horus.

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It is the music question.

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You'll be hearing your clues.

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What connects them? The first one coming in now.

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# I was lost

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# The losing dice were tossed... #

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Next.

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# It's just a jump to the left

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# And then a step to the right... #

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THEY CONFER

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# With your hand on your hips... #

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-Time Warp.

-Yeah. Next.

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# There never seems to be enough time... #

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-Is it "time"?

-Possibly.

-Do you want to have another clue?

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It could be "time".

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Time Warp, and this one's talking about time.

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Go on.

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-Time?

-Is indeed the connection.

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You didn't need to hear Time After Time, Cyndi Lauper.

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What did we hear?

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Time Warp was the second one.

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The third one was talking about time, but I didn't recognise it.

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Time In A Bottle, Jim Croce.

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-And the first one?

-Don't know.

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It's Tony Bennett. Just in Time.

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Well guessed, you do get the points.

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Fire-Eaters, back to you.

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We'll have the Twisted Flax.

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Twisted Flax. OK.

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What connects these clues?

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Here's the first.

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-Can we get it from this one?

-I don't think we're going to get it.

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Next, please.

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Money back if he walks.

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Oh, I don't know.

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Do you know, any ideas? Next, please.

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-Slogans...

-Yes, slogans for a product.

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-Maybe it's just a general...

-I think we should have the last one.

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-Next, please.

-Two seconds.

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Are they slogans for products?

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I need to hear something specific.

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-Adverts that have been banned.

-Banned.

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They are adverts that have been banned.

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Yes, you fumbled your way there. They are slogans.

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And they have been banned.

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What are the advertisements for?

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I don't know.

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None of them? Have a guess.

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"The cleaner you are, the dirtier you get."

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What do you think that would have been?

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-Some sort of shampoo?

-It was a shower gel.

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Lynx shower gel. And they put posters up, people didn't like them.

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One of them was near a primary school.

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Children were saying, "Why?"

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Those sort of women in bikinis in the shower.

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"Why would you get dirty?

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"These women are just in the shower."

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Not nice. "Money back if he walks," do you know what that was?

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Paddy Power on somebody in jail, in court.

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Yeah, it was on Oscar Pistorius's sentence.

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"Money back if he walks."

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It's tasteful, isn't it? That's tasteful.

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"Hydrates and fuels you better than water."

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-What's that?

-Is it something like Lucozade or something?

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Lucozade Sport. And people went, "Hang on, sorry,

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"hydrates and fuels you better than water?

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"I think we might take that down, have another look at the facts."

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And what about, "Are you beach body ready?"

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-Do you remember that one?

-It's recent.

-I remember hearing about

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this one, but I can't remember who it was for.

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It was Protein World.

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And lots of people complained because there were pictures of

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people with what they say is a perfect body.

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Not my idea of a perfect body.

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But, you know, thin, sort of wiry, sinewy people.

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They were asking the question, people complained, they thought

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it was a bit un-PC, that's not why it was banned.

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It was banned because it made sort of health claims that

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weren't quite accepted by EU law.

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There was a Cardiff bus company

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that had a slogan with pictures of

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models on the side of the bus

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undressed. And the slogan was,

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"Ride me all day for £3."

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That one was withdrawn at 11:30am on

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its launch day.

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All advertisements that were banned.

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Well done. Verbivores, what would you like?

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-The Two Reeds, please.

-Two Reeds, OK.

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What is the connection between these clues?

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Here's the first.

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Joe Biden's 2008 presidential bid.

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-He didn't...

-He ended up vice president, but I don't know.

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Next.

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Players running on to pitch at Ibrox.

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They're supposed to do that, aren't they?

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Next.

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David Brent delivering motivational speech.

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That's got to be The Office.

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Something about dancing?

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It might be, actually.

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It might be dancing. Did players dance onto the pitch?

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I doubt it. Go for the other one.

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Next. I think it's going to be a dance, isn't it, or something,

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isn't it?

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Are they all done by dancing?

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Are they all associated with dancing?

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And how does that work in the first clue?

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Joe Biden must have done a dance to try to get people to vote for him

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-for president?

-Simply inexplicable that he didn't become president.

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Based on that. But no, that's not it.

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Fire-Eaters, you've got the chance of a bonus point.

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We were going to say something similar about dancing,

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but maybe they all featured the national anthem being played.

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They did not all feature the national anthem,

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but it is to do with a song.

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They all feature the playing of

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Tina Turner's The Best.

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You know, "simply the best"?

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That was part of Joe Biden's platform thing.

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David Brent, it plays in an episode

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of The Office. Players running onto the pitch at Ibrox...

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and Chris Eubank entering the ring

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do that to the strains of The Best.

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Do you know, when we started this series, I said,

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"I want to have The Best being played as I walk on."

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And they said, "It simply wouldn't be appropriate."

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So we don't do that.

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All Tina Turner's The Best.

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That was it. You don't get the bonus point, then, Fire-Eaters,

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-but you do get the last question. Water.

-We'll have water, then.

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In that case, I want to know, what is the connection between these

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clues? Here's the first.

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Norman Wisdon. What did he do in 2010 and 2015?

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I think we'll take the next one.

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Next, please. Are they...?

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Are these possibly people who have died twice?

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When they fake... They had an obituary, then they died again?

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-I don't know.

-I don't know.

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-Shall we go for one more, shall we?

-Yeah.

-Next, please.

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-Yes.

-Definitely, yeah.

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OK, so we think these are famous people,

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and the first year in brackets is when they were reported to have died

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for the first time.

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Sorry, when they actually died.

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And then the second date is when they were reported to have died,

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although it had actually happened some time back.

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That is right, you didn't need to see the last one,

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Leslie Nielsen, 2010 and 2016.

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These are people who died in the first year shown in the brackets,

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then what happened was people happened to be reading about them on

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the internet in the second year, enough times,

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that they appeared in the BBC most read stories.

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So other people saw it and thought they'd just died and mourned them

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all over again. Double deaths for those people.

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That means, at the end of Round One,

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the Verbivores have four points.

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The Fire-Eaters have five.

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Round Two. The Sequences round.

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You'll be going first again, Verbivores.

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-Which question would you like?

-Twisted Flax, please.

-OK.

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You'll be seeing the first in a sequence.

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I want to know what comes fourth.

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Time starts now.

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Belgium.

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Next.

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Three, Luxembourg.

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Order they entered the EU or something?

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-They all joined at the same time.

-Next.

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Two, Andorra.

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A number of things in these countries?

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Smallest neighbours of France.

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The first would be Monaco.

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Oh, OK. Yeah.

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-One, Monaco.

-And why would that be?

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Smallest neighbouring country to France.

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Either by population or by area.

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Interesting reasoning.

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Monaco is an acceptable answer, so you will get the points, well done.

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The sequence is number of land borders.

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That's what the numbers are at the beginning.

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Four, three, two, we are looking for somewhere with only one land border.

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We had the UK.

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But there's lots of examples. And Monaco is one.

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Whether they are the smallest neighbours of France...

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Now you get into the complicated

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world of, are you including

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French Guiana, is it just France, is it population, is it geography?

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I'm going to allow people to debate that on the internet, all I

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want to hear is what comes fourth. Monaco will do. Well done.

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Fire-Eaters, back to you.

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-What would you like?

-OK. We'll have the Eye of Horus, please.

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The Eye of Horus. OK.

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What comes fourth in this sequence?

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Here's the first.

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-N could be North.

-It's got a fraction...

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-I think we should have another clue.

-Next, please.

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OK, it's proportion of... No, it's not proportion of things in the air.

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No.

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Hydrogen's not...

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Next, please.

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-Is that a C?

-Carbon, so it could be...

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Is it...?

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-Is it C?

-C, it's a C.

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That's a C.

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-It might be...

-Yes.

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Two seconds.

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OK. So, we think there's going to be

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a circle, and inside the middle of the circle

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there's going to be a capital letter O,

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and then there is going to be some adornment with various sectors.

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Can you be a bit more specific when you say "various sectors"?

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The rest of the...

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The rest of the circle?

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We think it might fill up most of the rest of the circle,

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-the final sector.

-I will take most of the rest of the circle as being

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correct. What are we looking at?

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We think these might be the most abundant elements in the human body.

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It is the composition of the human body.

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And we're looking at nitrogen, hydrogen, carbon,

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and then oxygen is actually 65.5%.

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So most of the rest of the circle.

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It's all the rest of the circle,

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unless you include the little sliver

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that we've already got, which is "other stuff".

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Verbivores, what would you like?

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-Two Reeds, please.

-Two Reeds.

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OK. What will come fourth in this sequence?

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Here's the first.

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Sigma 30...

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That's an M on its side.

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-And it's the 13th letter of the alphabet.

-Yeah, we're going...

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M, N, O, P.

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Am I making up my own question?

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That sounds reasonable. Do you want to go for it for five?

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Let's do it.

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A P on its side, and the number 16.

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Well done. That is correct.

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Yes. You didn't fall into the trap that these look like Greek letters.

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They are actually just normal Roman

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letters on their sides,

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so it's just the letter M on its side,

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it's the 13th letter of the alphabet.

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And you correctly surmised we were going forwards towards P,

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which is number 16. Well done.

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Fire-Eaters, what would you like?

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-We'll have the Lion, please.

-The Lion.

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OK. These are going to be picture clues.

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What would you expect to see in the fourth picture?

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Here's the first.

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-York.

-Are you sure it's York?

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Durham, no, it's Durham.

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Next, please.

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That's St Pauls. So...

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-I don't know.

-Do we know for certain what the first one is?

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-I think we should have the next one.

-Yeah.

-Shall we think about it a

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-little bit?

-Do we know it?

-I don't think we know it. Next, please.

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-That's Notre.

-Is it Notre Dame?

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It's got that big window.

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-Any ideas?

-Cathedrals?

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Two seconds.

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Don't know.

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Erm, a picture of Cologne Cathedral.

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Not the answer, I'm afraid.

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Although if you can persuade me

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there's a valid sequence,

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I might give it to you. What would it be?

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We were thinking it might be the largest cathedrals in Europe, say,

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-in order of...

-I see.

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No, they are not the largest

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cathedrals in Europe.

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So, Verbivores,

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would you like a bonus point?

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-Let's go...

-They're all in London, aren't they?

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Let's go... Well, we'll have to pick something.

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Number one, Westminster Abbey.

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Not the answer, I'm afraid.

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Those are actually the cathedrals of

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Durham, London and York.

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So the answer would be Canterbury.

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It's clergy.

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Clergy in the Church of England, and we're going upwards in seniority.

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So the Bishop of Durham, Bishop of London, Archbishop of York, and we

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want to hear Archbishop of Canterbury.

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So, no bonus point, Verbivores, but you may choose a question.

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-Horned Viper, please.

-The Horned Viper.

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OK. What would come fourth in this sequence?

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Here's the first.

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Tours 1940.

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Next.

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Bordeaux 1940.

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Is this attempted landings in France?

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Is it going to be Normandy?

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Bombings?

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-1944.

-Could be.

-Is it '44?

-'44 was the Normandy landings.

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Do we want to see the next one, or...?

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-Yeah.

-Next, please.

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-Vichy.

-This is where the government was, presumably.

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-Yeah.

-So, Paris 1944 to present day.

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Might as well, yeah.

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Paris, 1944 to present.

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Is the right answer.

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And as I heard you say, this is

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locations of French government.

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And it moved in 1944 to Paris.

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Well done. Fire-Eaters,

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one question remains again.

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It is water. What would come fourth in this sequence?

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Here's the first.

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Tilted lady.

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This could be lots of things. It could be a dame,

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it could be a baroness.

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Could be anything. Shall we just go for another one?

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-Yeah.

-I think we probably ought to.

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Next, please.

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Ancient Greek township is called polis.

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So, no, I don't know.

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OK, I think we should go for another one. We have to, really.

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Next, please.

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Two nickels is a dime. So we've got a dame, something, dime.

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It's going to be dome.

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Just say the Eden Project.

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Erm, erm...

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Something which is round and sort of like hemispherical.

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-On top of a building.

-For example?

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-I'm told The Eden Project.

-Eden Project biomes.

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I'll take it. We went with head.

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But why would they both be correct?

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So, it's dame, deme or de-me, or something like that,

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dime and dome.

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Yes, deme is the ancient

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Greek township.

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So, we're going through the vowels.

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Dame, deme, dime, we want to hear something with an O.

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Dome. For example, a biosphere

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or a head.

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That means at the end of round two

0:18:510:18:53

the Fire-Eaters have 9 points.

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The Verbivores have 13.

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Connecting Wall time now.

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And Fire-Eaters, you'll be going first,

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so please choose Lion or Water.

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We'll have the Lion wall, please.

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OK, you have two and half minutes to solve the Lion wall,

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starting now.

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Jars. Cookie jar.

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So it could be jar.

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Leyden jar. They're all types of jar.

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-Broad, Anderson.

-Stokes. Root.

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These are all cricketers. Cook. Cook is as well.

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-BUZZ

-Yeah.

-So...

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Shall we start thinking about the other things as well?

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Shall I stop...? We've got that.

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So, broad beans, lima beans, and runner beans.

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Navy beans are a made-up bean.

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Fore, Tonka, Type and Over, what could they be?

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What is Tonka? I don't have a clue what this is.

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-Is there anything else? We haven't had a word thing yet.

-No.

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Over.

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We haven't, so we haven't. This isn't really a word thing.

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We could have bean. You said navy bean is fake.

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A string bean's a type of bean. Forebean, tonka bean...

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-Overarm, forearm.

-Navy arm.

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Runner arm. Broad arm.

0:20:050:20:07

-I don't know what this is. You think it's a toy manufacturer?

-Yeah.

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Can anything else be a toy manufacturer?

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Tonka trucks, you say you have. Any other type of truck?

0:20:130:20:16

Navy truck?

0:20:160:20:17

We might as well wait a little bit.

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I'm fairly sure of the beans.

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Is there such a thing as an over bean, a type bean,

0:20:220:20:24

-a Tonka bean or a fore bean?

-Face.

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Face, yeah.

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Forearm. Overarm.

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I think these must be beans.

0:20:310:20:32

There must be something else.

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But there's no point going for it yet if that's right,

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we should give ourselves a little bit of time at the end. Erm...

0:20:360:20:39

I just don't know what these are. Fore, Tonka, type, over.

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Is it a word thing?

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Tonka, fore, type...

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Could they all...?

0:20:470:20:49

-Tonka truck, Tonka arm...

-Could Tonka be a bean?

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It could well be a bean, couldn't it?

0:20:530:20:55

Yeah, could be. Navy arm, type arm, maybe.

0:20:550:20:57

-Shall I try the beans, then?

-Yeah.

-So, what shall we go for?

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-Fourth one?

-Tonka.

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-BUZZ

-I shall try type.

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We haven't got much time.

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OK. Overarm.

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Forearm. Runner arm. Broad arm.

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-OK. What shall I do? And navy?

-Yeah.

-30 seconds.

0:21:100:21:13

-BUZZ

-No.

-OK. Broad arm, possibly.

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-Maybe those four are.

-These four here?

-Yeah.

0:21:160:21:20

-Shall I go for it?

-Yeah.

0:21:200:21:23

You solved the wall, very well done.

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What about the connections?

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Canopic, Bell, Cookie, Leyden.

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-Types of jar.

-They are all jars.

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And the Green group, starting Root?

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These are cricketers who play for England.

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They are. Root, Cook, Stokes, Anderson, all cricketers.

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And the next one. Runner, lima, tonka, navy.

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We think these are types of bean.

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That's right. Tonka Bean - people use it instead of vanilla.

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-OK.

-Sort of a sweet kind of a bean.

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What about the last turquoise group?

0:21:490:21:51

Broad, over, fore, type.

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Can't think of anything else apart from arm.

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We think they might all be able to be followed with the word arm.

0:21:540:21:58

Type arm? Broad arm?

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I think they're not really things.

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The word you're looking for is cast.

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Broadcast, overcast, forecast, typecast.

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I can't make type arm mean anything, I'm afraid.

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-TypING arm, maybe.

-Not sure about broad arm either, to be honest.

0:22:120:22:15

Not quite. But you did find all four groups and three of the connections,

0:22:150:22:18

that is a total of seven. Let's bring in the Verbivores now,

0:22:180:22:20

and give them the other Connecting Wall,

0:22:200:22:23

the water wall, and see what they can do about solving it.

0:22:230:22:25

You have two and a half minutes,

0:22:250:22:27

starting now.

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Maigret.

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-Rowan Atkinson? Blackadder, Maigret.

-Bean.

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Bean. And Fowler.

0:22:350:22:37

Well done. So, English, lamp, treeboa.

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What's that?

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Horned... That's going to be a wordy one, isn't it?

0:22:430:22:47

-Hornedviper. Is it like...?

-Snakes?

0:22:470:22:49

Could be, yeah. Viper, Boa.

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-A Blackadder would have been a... Is River Jack one?

-Eggeater?

0:22:520:22:55

Yeah. So...

0:22:560:22:57

Three strikes now.

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Attrition and abrasion...

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Standard. Yeah.

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Standard deviation, standard English, standard lamp.

0:23:030:23:05

Now hang on a minute. The other one is...

0:23:050:23:07

Solution, attrition and abrasion are things that happen in a river,

0:23:070:23:10

-geologically, aren't they?

-And to rocks and stuff like that.

0:23:100:23:13

-Yeah.

-So it's...

0:23:130:23:14

Standard wing? Standard hydraulic action?

0:23:140:23:17

-One of the two.

-Hydraulic action's going to be a river, isn't it?

0:23:170:23:21

So those are things that happen in a river.

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-These are things that... These are beginning standard.

-Yeah.

0:23:220:23:26

There you go, you solved the wall.

0:23:260:23:28

You said it was your nightmare thing, the wall.

0:23:280:23:31

-But...

-That happens sometimes.

-This seems to be a better one.

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What about the connections?

0:23:330:23:34

The first blue group, starting Maigret.

0:23:340:23:38

Characters that have been played by Rowan Atkinson.

0:23:380:23:41

They are. Did you see the Maigret he did recently?

0:23:410:23:43

-Yes.

-What did you think?

0:23:430:23:44

-I thought it was quite good.

-I thought it was brilliant.

0:23:440:23:47

I was absolutely gripped.

0:23:470:23:48

He's not necessarily the shape you might imagine Maigret to be,

0:23:480:23:51

the detective. But it was terrific, I want there to be more.

0:23:510:23:55

What about the green group, starting riverjack?

0:23:550:23:58

They're snakes. Or contain names of snakes.

0:23:590:24:02

-Which is it?

-Just that they're snakes.

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They are just snakes. They contain the names of snakes completely.

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And nothing else at all.

0:24:080:24:10

They don't contain anything but the names of snakes.

0:24:100:24:12

They're snakes. And what about this one?

0:24:120:24:13

English, deviation, lamp, wing.

0:24:130:24:15

You can put "standard" before all of them.

0:24:150:24:17

You can put "standard" before all of them.

0:24:170:24:19

English, of course, a red herring for the Rowan Atkinson group.

0:24:190:24:22

-You didn't really...

-Johnny English!

-..notice that going by.

0:24:220:24:24

-Didn't hold you up for a moment.

-Didn't spot it, yeah.

0:24:240:24:26

What about this last one?

0:24:260:24:28

Solution, attrition, abrasion, hydraulic action.

0:24:280:24:30

These are processes that can happen in water, running water, in a river.

0:24:300:24:35

-To rocks, for example.

-That's right, it's river erosion.

0:24:370:24:39

So, you found all four groups and all four connections.

0:24:390:24:42

I'll give you a bonus of two for getting it all right,

0:24:420:24:44

and that is the maximum of ten points.

0:24:440:24:46

-Are you surprised?

-Amazed!

0:24:460:24:48

Well, congratulations.

0:24:500:24:51

Let's have a look at the scores.

0:24:510:24:54

The Fire-Eaters have 16 points.

0:24:540:24:56

The Verbivores have 23.

0:24:560:24:59

On now to the missing vowels round. We've taken the vowels out of

0:25:000:25:03

well-known names, phrases and sayings,

0:25:030:25:05

we've respaced the consonants, and I want the teams to tell me,

0:25:050:25:08

what are those disguised clues?

0:25:080:25:10

Now, in your last match you had a reprieve, teams.

0:25:100:25:12

People weren't going home in their first game of round three.

0:25:120:25:16

Tonight, I'm afraid, one lot of you will be going home.

0:25:160:25:19

I hope it's neither of you, but I know that it will be,

0:25:190:25:22

otherwise we would be here for the rest of our lives.

0:25:220:25:25

So, buzz with care this round.

0:25:250:25:27

Fingers on the buzzers.

0:25:270:25:29

I can tell you that the first group are all

0:25:290:25:32

battles of the English Civil War.

0:25:320:25:34

-Fire-Eaters?

-Marston Moor.

-Correct.

0:25:370:25:39

-Verbivores.

-Naseby.

-Correct.

0:25:430:25:45

-Fire-Eaters.

-Chalgrove Field.

-Correct.

0:25:540:25:56

-Fire-Eaters.

-Edgehill.

-Yes, it is.

0:25:590:26:01

Next category - plays by Eugene O'Neill.

0:26:010:26:04

-Fire-Eaters?

-The Iceman Cometh.

-Correct.

0:26:070:26:09

-Fire-Eaters?

-The Emperor Jones.

-Yes, it is.

0:26:140:26:17

-Fire-Eaters?

-Annie Christie.

0:26:230:26:25

I'm afraid that's not it. Verbivores, do you know?

0:26:250:26:28

-Anne Christie?

-No, the play is Anna Christie.

0:26:280:26:31

Next clue.

0:26:310:26:32

-Verbivores.

-Mourning Becomes Electra.

0:26:390:26:42

Well done. Next category - all life peers.

0:26:420:26:46

-Verbivores.

-Rab Butler.

-Correct.

0:26:510:26:52

-Fire-Eaters.

-CP Snow.

-Correct.

0:26:560:26:58

-Fire-Eaters.

-Oona King.

-Correct.

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And that's it.

0:27:070:27:09

We will not see the last peer because the bell has gone for the

0:27:090:27:11

end of the quiz. And I can tell you that the winners,

0:27:110:27:15

and going through to the next round, with 26 points, are the Verbivores.

0:27:150:27:19

Finishing a close second with an excellent 22 points,

0:27:190:27:23

it's the Fire-Eaters.

0:27:230:27:24

Well done. I'm sorry that we have to lose you.

0:27:240:27:27

Thanks very much for playing. You've done some very good quizzing.

0:27:270:27:30

Verbivores, at last you had a triumphant Connecting Wall.

0:27:300:27:33

You're through to the next round.

0:27:330:27:35

Very well done.

0:27:350:27:37

Before we go, many people say to me,

0:27:370:27:39

please don't ever dumb down this show.

0:27:390:27:42

Promise it will remain a bastion of esoteric intellectualism.

0:27:420:27:46

And I say, is the Pope a Catholic?

0:27:460:27:49

And they say, interesting question -

0:27:490:27:50

a recent paper claimed that of the 266 popes in Western history,

0:27:500:27:55

37 were anti-popes.

0:27:550:27:57

Take, for example, the 1378 Western schism,

0:27:570:28:00

where no fewer than three popes claimed to be

0:28:000:28:02

the true representative of the Catholic faith,

0:28:020:28:05

following the election of Pope Urban VI.

0:28:050:28:07

And I smile, partly because of their pedantry,

0:28:070:28:10

and partly because of the words "Pope Urban".

0:28:100:28:13

I bet he was one cool pontiff.

0:28:130:28:15

Good night.

0:28:150:28:17

Two losing teams return for a last chance to make it to the quarter-finals. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random.

So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Wymendon, Brixiestan, Holeburne and Knottynghull.