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Episode 1

Quirky quizzes and gory games. Rattus tries to get the contestants to play a truly revolting Georgian warm up game. Luckily, Dave steps in just in time.


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# If mummies, rats and fleas ain't your thing

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# And you don't like the sound of an exploding king

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# If you're easily scared and don't laugh at poo

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# You'd better turn off, this show ain't for you

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# Still watching?

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# Then let's test your brains

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# With Horrible Histories Gory Games

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# Horrible histories Gory Games. #

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Hello and welcome to Gory Games with me, Dave Lamb.

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And me, Rattus Rattus, the rat so great they named him twice.

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-Yeah. I don't think that's why you were named twice.

-You're jealous.

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Of your repetitive name? Don't be ridiculous.

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You are SOOOOO jealous.

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No, I'm not jealous at all.

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SOOOOOOO jealous!

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I'm not jealous all right and now you've ruined the start of the show

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so we're going to have to do it all over again, Rattus.

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Hello and welcome to Gory Games with Rattus Rattus and me,

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Dave Dave Lamb Lamb!

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-Oi!

-Shut up!

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A man so great they named me twice.

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This is the show where you test your knowledge of Horrible Histories

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by taking part in the goriest games known to man or, indeed, to rat.

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Right then. Let's meet today's Horrible Historians.

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-I'm Nehaal.

-I'm George.

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-It's Lydia.

-Excellent.

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-Dave.

-What?

-Dave.

-What?

-Dave.

-WHAT?

-Dave.

-Hm.

-Barbara.

-Barbara?!

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-Dave.

-What?

-Time to get this show on the road with a little warm up game

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all of my very own.

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-Yeah, sorry, we haven't discussed this, have we?

-No need to, Dave.

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I know exactly what I'm doing.

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It's time to play Greased Goose Grab.

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Bring on the goose!

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DRUM ROLL

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Greased Goose?

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Chillax!

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This is a traditional game from the Georgian era

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which was very popular at fairs.

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-Oh.

-A goose was hung by its feet from a tree

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and riders galloped underneath trying to pull its head off.

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-Pull it's head off?!

-Don't worry.

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The grease makes it really hard to do.

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No, no way. Time out all right, everyone.

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You might get away with that in Georgian Britain, Rattus,

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but we are not doing it today.

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Let's just get this goose down. I'll do it myself if I have to.

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Oh! For heaven's sake, I'm covered in grease now.

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-You see, it's hard isn't it?

-Oh, I'm going to need a towel here.

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And can someone please get rid of that goose and the rat?

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Ooooh!

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Right. Nehaal, George, Lydia you are playing to win Year Spheres.

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Each Year Sphere contains a historical date and at the end

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of the show your Year Sphere dates will be added together with AD dates

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being ADded to your total, and BC dates being suBtraCted from it.

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So, if these were your Year Spheres your total would be, Rattus?

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-Er, to how many decimal places?

-Whole numbers will be fine.

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Gotcha. Er, 7.492.

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-I give up with you. It's 735.

-Like I said.

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At the end of the show, the person with the highest year score

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will win a brilliant historical prize.

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One that I picked out myself.

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And, believe me, it really is amazing

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that anyone could think that it's a decent prize.

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So mean, so mean.

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Right, let's get cracking

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and to find out what this round's about it's over to the Gory Grid.

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It's the Frightful First World War.

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Four questions on the Frightful First World War coming up

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and your four First World War topics are...

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Nehaal, it's your turn to pick first in this round. What will it be?

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German inventions, please.

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German inventions. Let's hear that question.

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On January 15th, 1915, what German invention was used

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to attack Great Yarmouth in East Anglia?

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Show me your answers now.

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Everybody in total agreement.

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They all think it's B.

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Are they all right or are they all wrong?

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The answer is B, a Zeppelin.

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A massive great inflatable airship

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that was the first air raid in British history.

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Yes, Zeppelins were huge and filled with gas which unfortunately meant

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they were very, very easy targets.

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George, it's your turn to pick a topic.

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-I think I'll go potatoes.

-Potatoes.

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That is a prop question.

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Ah, look at that lovely potato.

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Which of these was given as a nickname to potatoes

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in World War One?

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Let's see your answers now, please.

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OK. George and Lydia going for A.

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Nehaal on her own with C.

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Well, I'm afraid none of you are right. The answer is B.

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Soldiers called potatoes Bombardier, which came from the French word

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for potatoes, pomme de terre, which sounds a little bit like Bombardier.

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Although, to be fair, not much like it.

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If you're not having that mouldy potato, can I have it?

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Yeah, knock yourself out, Rattus. Lydia, your turn to pick a topic.

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Can I please pick Slang?

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Slang. Let's hear that question.

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What was trenches slang for being tired?

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Let's see those answers now please.

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Nehaal and George agreeing on C.

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Lydia, this time, out on her own with B.

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Let's find out who's right.

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The answer is C. If you were tired you were chin strapped.

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Soldiers were usually so tired it was said they were only held upright

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by the strap on the helmets lifting their chins.

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So, one question left in this round. Everything still to play for.

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Let's hear the final question.

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How did the French Army get many of its soldiers to the trenches?

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So, is the answer A? Is it B? Or is it C?

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OK. The girls agreeing on C.

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George has gone for A, all on his own.

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Let's find out who, if anyone, is right.

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The answer is A! In lots of taxis.

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It's, er, right at the barbed wire

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and left at the unexploded bomb please, cabbie.

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Can you imagine? Ah!

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So, George, you have won the quiz.

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It's time to choose your Year Sphere from our trolley wolley.

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Hm. Push, push, push, push, push, push, push.

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Oh, there you go, George. Come and choose your Year Sphere.

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-That one?

-Yep.

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Push, push, push, push, push, push, push. Might be a good one.

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Yes, that could be a good one or bad one.

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We won't find out until the end of the show.

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So winning the quiz means that George is automatically through

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to play the World War One game

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but will he be alone or will everyone else get to play?

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Let's find out.

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It's a single player silly game.

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So, off you go, soldier. Get down that Time Sewer with you.

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Wooh!

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Ooh, head first.

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There were thousands of soldiers fighting in the trenches

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of World War One and for every soldier there were several rats.

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But whilst rats had greater numbers, the soldiers had spades.

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Yes, it's time to play...

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-This is wrong. Just so wrong!

-He, he, he!

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Whack 15 rats with your spade within the time limit

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to win the Year Sphere and your time starts now.

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HORN SOUNDS

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George attempts to Vanquish Vile Vermin. There's one with a hat on.

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Well, Rattus, you don't see that every day, do you?

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There was a degree of profiteering to be had on this game.

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I sold more hard hats for a pound a piece.

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Well, I hope you can live with yourself.

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Been selling white flags as well, have you, Rattus?

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Dear oh dear, disgraceful.

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I have a feeling that that surrender is not going to help him. Ooh!

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-He got a very serious smash on the head anyway.

-Poor Uncle Whipmeyer.

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Poor Uncle Whipmeyer, exactly. Well, look. He's a little bit...

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He's not doing brilliantly well, George. He's doing well enough

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but there are quite a lot of rats popping out and escaping.

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His hair's in his eyes. That's the problem, Dave.

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He could do with a good trim.

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That's a very military attitude you're showing, Rattus,

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but I suppose it's a appropriate seeing as this is World War One

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we're playing in here.

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Dave, I think the least we could do is give the rats spades.

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They're getting spades, Rattus. Square in the face!

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RATTUS SOBS

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Don't talk, Rattus. Don't talk. I'll do the commentary.

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Well, he's got nine, George. He's got nine so far. He needs 15.

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And he does miss a few, George,

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but when he does hit them, boy, do they stay hit like that one there.

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He won't be troubling us again.

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There's a lot of jiggery-pokery here. A lot of fast action.

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Rats emerging and disappearing again. He just needs two more.

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One more required.

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BUZZER SOUNDS

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He's run out of time.

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George has run out of time. That one's not going to count

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but it means Uncle Whipmeyer spends the night in field hospital.

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Welcome back, George. Bad luck. You are quite aggressive with a spade.

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-Have you ever hit a rat with a spade before?

-No.

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-Would you like to hit Rattus here with a spade?

-Definitely.

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It's all right. It's all right.

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I won't let him near you. I won't let him near you.

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On to Round 2 and to find out what's up next it's over to the Gory Grid.

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It's the Rotten Romans.

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Here are your four Roman topics.

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-George, it's you to pick first. What's it going to be?

-Gladiators.

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Let's hear the question.

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What was unusual about the Gladiators called the Andabatae?

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A - They fought with their arms tied behind their backs?

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B - They fought blindfolded?

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C - They were children?

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Let's see your answers now please.

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Oh, look at that.

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A complete spread of different answers.

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Let's find out who's right.

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The answer is B.

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They fought blindfolded which was really funny for the spectators.

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Not so funny for the gladiators.

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No, I could imagine!

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Lydia, it's your turn to pick a topic. What's it going to be?

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-Nero, please.

-Nero. Let's hear that question.

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Emperor Nero had a massive Egyptian slave called Polyfargus

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but what was unusual about him?

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A - He ate absolutely anything

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B - He had three arms, or

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C - He ate absolutely nothing.

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Let's see those answers.

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Again, total disagreement. Let's find out who's right.

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The answer is A - Polyfargus ate absolutely anything

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and everything including a live human. Urgh!

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-Crikey. Suddenly the rat's diet seems positively pleasant.

-Oi!

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OK, Nehaal, it's your turn to pick a topic.

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-Can I have roads, please?

-Roads. You certainly can.

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Here comes your question, ready or not.

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Let's see your answers now, please. The girls agreeing this time on B.

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George on his own with C. Who, if anyone, is right?

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The answer is

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C - on the left.

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Interesting. OK. So, one point apiece.

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Well played, everybody.

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One question left in this round and it's a question on Wings.

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-And it's a question from Mr Rattus Rattus.

-I thank you.

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Evil Emperor Domitian liked to pull the wings off which creature?

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Let's have a look at your answers right now.

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So George and Lydia agreeing with B. Nehaal with A. Who's right, Rattus?

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It's George and Lydia with B.

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Yes, flies.

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Well, at the end of that round,

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George and Lydia, you go into tie-break question.

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Fingers on buzzers.

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Beginning with the letter R,

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what was the capital city of the Ancient Roman Empire?

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George.

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-Rome.

-Rome is absolutely right, George.

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A big exhale from Lydia who knew that one as well

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but George collects another Year Sphere.

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Help yourself, George.

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OK, George, you are through to play the Roman game

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but will he be playing alone or will he be joined by the others?

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Let's find out.

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It's an All Play Gory Game

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so off down the Time Sewer with the lot of you!

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Lead the way, Lydia.

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Waah!

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Wooh!

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-Oh, it stinks!

-It certainly does, Nehaal.

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When it came to wars, Romans didn't like to lose

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so they employed some of the most brutal battle tactics ever.

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It's time to play...

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Yes, if Romans wanted to get into an enemy fortress they would use

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catapults to fire all sorts of awful things such as heavy rocks,

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hives of stinging bees and even the severed heads of dead enemies.

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Nice touch.

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You must fire as many missiles into your fortress target as possible.

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The person who gets the most in the time limit wins the Year Sphere.

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So catapults at the ready. In three, two, one!

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HORN SOUNDS

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So, here we go then with Savage Siege

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and you notice straight away that Lydia's gone for the beehive.

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The other two for decapitated heads.

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Who's going to land with that first blow? No one, quite honestly.

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So we learnt nothing, nothing at all.

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I did once stick my nose in a beehive once.

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Won't be doing that again, Dave!

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You shouldn't have done it in the first place, quite frankly, Rattus.

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Very, very dangerous practice, that. Nose in the old beehive there.

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Very lucky to escape a very, very badly swollen nose.

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Still, on with the game and Nehaal's back in it.

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-Lovely stuff.

-Oh! And that one bounced right off.

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Yeah. A very low trajectory on that one, wasn't it?

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She really gave it some welly. She's doing it again look. Wa ha ho!

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She really is firing them, firing them hard,

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and George grabs his first beehive.

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Lovely to see the beehive going in it. Underused, I feel.

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-First head there.

-Yeah, first head there for George. Lovely.

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Nehaal also on two at the end there. She's doing nicely.

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George is really into his stride now. He's just landed a rock.

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He's gone into the lead. That's tremendous shooting.

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A word about these rocks.

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-They're lighter than they look, aren't they, Rattus?

-Certainly are.

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They're a specially designed lightweight boulder

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for international use.

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Yeah, they have been passed by

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the International Savage Siege Federation or the ISSF.

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-They are regulation weight and size. There's another rock.

-Oh!

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Landing beautifully round the rim there of the basket.

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This is looking very, very good for Lydia all of a sudden.

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She's suddenly spurted ahead.

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She really would have made a very good Roman soldier, wouldn't she?

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She certainly would.

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George has fired one into Lydia's basket there.

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It won't count but could be crucial for George as time is running out.

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There's Lydia. Fires one over the top but I think time's run out.

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George though, the one away. It's not enough.

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BUZZER SOUNDS

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There it is, it's all over. Lydia, give us a nod if you've won it.

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Bang!

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-Excellent Savage Siege. Lydia, have you done that before?

-No.

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-You look very good at it.

-Thank you.

-Which ones did you like?

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The heads cos there was more of them so I got more used to them.

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So, Lydia, help yourself to a Year Sphere.

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Another Roman Siege tactic was to build giant wooden towers on wheels

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that had ladders inside them.

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They'd wheel these towers up to the fortress walls,

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Roman soldiers would climb up the inside

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and jump out onto the enemy's battlements.

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-Well, a bit like an early elevator.

-Well, kind of.

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But, rather than taking you up to menswear and the cafe,

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they'd take you up to violent bloodshed and possible death.

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-I think I'll give that shop a miss.

-So will I.

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Over to the Gory Grid to find out what's up next.

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It's the Awful Egyptians.

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And here are your all important Egyptian topics.

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So, Lydia, it's your turn to pick a topic first this time.

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Can I please have Pharaohs, please?

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Pharaohs. You can indeed.

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That is a question from my esteemed colleague, Mr Rattus Rattus.

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Esteemed colleague!

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He's after something.

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True or false? Ramasses II had a very spotty face.

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Well, that was a quick question.

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Let's see you answers now, please. Well, look at that.

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George and Nehaal going for false. Lydia going for true.

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Rattus, who's right?

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George, Nehaal, I'm afraid you're wrong cos it's true!

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Archaeologists found his tomb, unwrapped his mummy

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and could tell that he had a spotty face.

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I was a spotty teenager.

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Fortunately, you couldn't see it under all this fur.

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Ha ha ha ha ha!

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-I'll shut up.

-Nehaal, it's your turn to pick a topic.

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I'd like Egyptian Gods, please.

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Egyptian Gods. Let's hear that question.

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True or false?

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We believed Tar was the god of all things in the world.

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He made them exist just by speaking their names.

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So, is that true or false?

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George and Nehaal agreeing with each other again on false.

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Lydia on her own with true. Let's see who's right.

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-It's true.

-Ooh, what a neat trick, eh?

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I wonder if I can make things exist just by speaking their names.

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Pile of rotting animal guts! Pile of rotting animal guts!

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No, no joy.

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-George, it's your turn to pick a topic.

-Houses.

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Houses. Let's hear the question.

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True or false?

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Most ancient Egyptians lived in houses made of stone bricks.

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So, is that true or false? OK.

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The girls are going for false. George with true. What's the answer?

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It's false. Most Egyptians lived in houses made of mud bricks

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baked hard by the hot sun.

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Me? I lived in a palace. I mean, mud hut, as if? Get real!

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So, no need for the last question.

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Lydia, you've already won the round

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and that means you get to collect another Year Sphere.

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Lydia, as the quiz winner, you're also through to the Egyptian Game

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but will it be just you or will the others get to play too?

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Let's find out.

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It's a Single Player Scary Game

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which means you have to go down the sewer all on your own, Lydia.

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Good luck.

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-Bye.

-Bye.

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I hope she's all right in there.

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The goriest bit of the mummification process involved removing all

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the body's organs so guess which bit of the mummification process

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we're basing this next game on?

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Yep, it's time to play...

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Yes, whoever mummified this Pharaoh forgot to remove some organs

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and you've got to sort out the mess.

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Your challenge is to remove the stomach, liver, intestines and lungs

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and put them in the correct canopic jars.

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The brain needs to be yanked out of the nose and binned

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but the heart must be left inside the body.

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Got that? Good.

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Just don't let your time run out if you want to win a Year Sphere.

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In three, two, one...

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Mummify Me!

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So here we are, deep within a pyramid about to play Mummify Me.

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Lydia dons goggles which wouldn't have been around at the time.

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That's a modern thing. We've had to introduce the safety goggle here

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because there's a lot of spattering as we're about to find out.

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There she goes, undoing the bandages and going in for her first organ

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and oh dear, oh dear, it's gungy!

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Oh, it's a bit squelchy, it's a bit slimy

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and that looks to me like a top of the liver.

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-Oh, yeah, that it is.

-That's the liver.

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The liver is out. Now, which canopic jar?

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That's what she has to decide now.

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She matches it up to the hieroglyphic.

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Very good, very good, very methodical

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but, it all takes up time, doesn't it, Rattus?

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Certainly does take up time.

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Every single second that you're breathing takes up time.

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-That's the tragedy of life.

-Absolutely. There's the stomach.

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Now which canopic jar?

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She's once again circling round the coffin,

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although the plinth I suppose you'd call it.

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That's gone safely in. What else will she find?

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I think she's left the lungs behind.

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I don't want to worry you, Rattus, but she's left the lungs in there.

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Yes, Dave, she's moved down to the stomach there

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and she's found the intestines, she's pulling them out.

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Oh my goodness me. I mean, I've seen some horrible things in my time

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but that really does rank at least in the top five.

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Look at the amount of guts there.

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She seemed to put her hand in there for a sort of wash off!

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I think she lost her watch.

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I don't know what's happened there. She needs to retrieve that quickly.

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We don't want a mummy with a watch inside it.

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30 seconds left. She needs to get a shift on.

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Now this bit is particularly upsetting.

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If you're squeamish I'd look away now because that is going in there.

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It's gone right into the brain and here comes a bit of the brain.

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The stringy bit of the brain as it unravels inside the skull.

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Which part of the brain is that, Dave? I'm not sure.

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I think it's a bit of the frontal lobe that's come unravelled

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and she's dragging it round the floor

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and she's going to run out of time!

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HORN SOUNDS

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She needs to put that in the bin but she can't find a bin.

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It was at the front of the pyramid all along.

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She left the lungs inside so it's not really worked out for Lydia.

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Welcome back, Lydia. Welcome back. Emerging from the smoke.

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Did you know it was traditional for a trainee embalmer to be

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chased up and down the streets being whipped by all the local people?

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They were punishing him in advance

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for the horrible things he'd do to their bodies when they died.

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It's like when I washed my dirty feet in your coffee

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to get you back for stealing my socks.

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-What? I never stole your socks.

-Well, no, but you might do one day.

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Oh for heaven's sake.

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Time for the final round, thank goodness.

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Over to the Gory Grid one last time to find out what we've got.

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It's the Vicious Vikings.

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So, no quirky quiz in our final round.

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It's straight to our big All Play Viking End Game

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and it's a scary one.

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So, everyone, get back down that Time Sewer.

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-Lead 'em off Lydia.

-Bye!

-Bye.

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-Go on, George.

-Wooh!

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-Off you go now.

-Wee!

-Wahoo!

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The Vikings liked nothing more than a good fight against enemy warriors,

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except, perhaps, a thoroughly one-sided fight against monks.

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It's time to play...

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You are defenceless monks.

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Your only hope of survival is that the attacking Vikings won't find you

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in your Monastery so best not step on a squeaky floorboard.

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Your challenge is to find the one squeak-free path.

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Every time you step on a sinking squeaky wooden panel,

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you'll be sent back to the start.

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At the end of the path are two doors. Behind one is freedom.

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Behind the other is GRRAAAAAGGHH!!

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I'm portraying a Viking.

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Find him and you have to start all over again.

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The first person to escape wins the Year Sphere.

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Ready, steady, shh!

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So here we go.

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They're looking for the one squeak-free path

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and they didn't find it there, Rattus.

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There were squeaks all over place like someone trod on a bag of mice.

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Dave, I've got a lot in common with Vikings.

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We've both got whiskers and furry faces.

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And you both stink.

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And George heads back to the start then. Nehaal as well.

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Here is Lydia attempting to find... Oh! And she's just gone.

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She was doing very nicely. This is a very difficult game, Rattus.

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It's all down to memory, Dave, and also good listening

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because it's very tricky this game because of the creaking.

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Everyone else's boards are creaking. Who knows who's creaking?

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The giveaway is that your floorboard will sink slightly

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if it's a creaker and, look at that, he's right at the end here.

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Why's he going back? It wasn't sinking!

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I think George has just disciplined himself for no reason.

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He chose poorly, Dave.

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Well, it was very, very public spirited of him.

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He was being very, very decent and sportsmanlike but,

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unfortunately, he seems to have cheated himself out of a position.

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This could be George's moment. This could be it.

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Oh no!

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All he's got to do though now is remember that path

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and he's going to be home.

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Oh, he's not remembered it already. And now here he comes again.

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No, he's completely gone to pieces. Lydia, what's she going to do here?

0:23:530:23:57

-Is she going to find a solid board?

-She's done it!

0:23:570:23:59

Now, is she going to find freedom here or a nasty Viking?

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-A Viking will send her back, remember.

-GRRRAAGGH!

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All the way back to the start

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and that has maybe opened the door for Nehaal.

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Look how close she is! She's right up towards the other path.

0:24:100:24:12

Oh it's gone wrong for her. George can hear her but he's forgotten.

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Lydia, we've seen how much trouble George has had remembering his path.

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Can Lydia remember her path from earlier?

0:24:180:24:21

Can she remember under pressure? She's doing extremely well.

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She's got two panels left to go, just the one left! A formality now!

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She just needs to open the door! She's had it.

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-Lydia's the winner!

-Lydia's done it and what a celebration.

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It's a classic and it's tremendous to see.

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Very, very well played all of you.

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Lydia, go and get yourself another Year Sphere.

0:24:380:24:41

You did extremely well.

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Did you know monasteries were full of books

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and Vikings liked to steal them?

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Yeah. Not because of their love of literature. Oh, no.

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-Most Vikings couldn't read.

-No, but books were very rare in those days

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and the covers were often decorated with bronze, silver and gold.

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Gold! So Vikings really did judge a book by it's cover?

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Well said.

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Three for Lydia, two for George, none for Nehaal

0:25:050:25:08

but because of all the BC year totals

0:25:080:25:10

you could still win this with nought so don't worry.

0:25:100:25:12

It's time to count up those Year Spheres and, remember,

0:25:120:25:15

AD years are added to your total

0:25:150:25:18

and BC years are subtracted from it.

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Best of luck.

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Nehaal, now, at a glance, I am going to say that your score is nought.

0:25:220:25:27

George, let's open up your first Year Sphere.

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1588 AD.

0:25:320:25:34

The Spanish Armada was destroyed. You've done well to start off with.

0:25:340:25:38

Let's have a look at that crucial second one.

0:25:380:25:40

Oh dear! 1.5 million BC.

0:25:420:25:45

Stone Age Man first used fire around then.

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You have got a score of minus 1,498,412.

0:25:480:25:55

That puts you massively in the lead, Nehaal.

0:25:550:25:58

Lydia, what's going to happen here? Let's look at your first sphere.

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110,000 BC!

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Neanderthals first came to Britain around about then.

0:26:060:26:09

There's no coming back from this, Lydia, but let's have a look anyway.

0:26:090:26:13

Oh no!

0:26:140:26:16

It's 8,500 BC.

0:26:160:26:18

Britain's oldest house in Yorkshire dates back to then.

0:26:180:26:21

Rattus has passed out.

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It's all going wrong. Let's look at that third sphere.

0:26:230:26:26

776 BC!

0:26:280:26:30

The first ever Ancient Olympics took place that year.

0:26:300:26:34

Well, that's extraordinary.

0:26:340:26:36

I can tell you, Lydia, that today your Gory Games score is

0:26:360:26:39

minus 119,276.

0:26:390:26:44

That means that today's winner with a grand total of no points at all

0:26:440:26:49

is Nehaal who'll be taking home our star prize

0:26:490:26:52

which may sound impressive, Nehaal, but is actually some old rubbish

0:26:520:26:55

fished out of the Time Sewer by my pongy pal.

0:26:550:26:59

Actually, do you know what? I did not fish this out of the sewers.

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-Well, there's a first.

-A Victorian did.

0:27:010:27:04

-Oh, of course they did.

-Yes, poor Victorians would go toshing.

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Wading through the sewers looking for coins dropped down drains

0:27:070:27:12

like this lovely poo-covered shilling!

0:27:120:27:15

It didn't, by any chance, occur to you to wash it?

0:27:150:27:17

-I did wash it.

-In what?

0:27:170:27:20

The sewer.

0:27:200:27:21

I give up.

0:27:210:27:23

Anyway, congratulations, Nehaal.

0:27:230:27:25

Well done, Nehaal. There you go. Sorry it's a bit sewery.

0:27:250:27:30

Well, it just remains to say thanks to our winner, Nehaal.

0:27:300:27:33

Thanks to our splendid runners up, George and Lydia

0:27:330:27:36

and no thanks whatsoever to Rattus.

0:27:360:27:38

-He loves me really.

-I don't.

0:27:380:27:40

You've been watching Gory Games. Goodbye.

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# Was that show messy enough for you

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# Or would you have preferred a little more poo?

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# Have you had your fill of blood, guts and gore

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# Or have we left you still wanting more?

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# Well keep watching

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# We'll be back again

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# With Horrible Histories Gory Games

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# Horrible Histories Gory Games! #

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In the first episode of a second series, Rattus tries to get the contestants to play a truly revolting Georgian warm up game. Luckily, Dave steps in just in time.