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These people are amongst the greatest quiz players in Britain.
Together they make up the Eggheads,
arguably the most formidable quiz team in the country.
The question is, can they be beaten?
Welcome to a special celebrity edition of Eggheads,
where five quiz challengers pit their wits
against possibly the greatest quiz team in Britain.
You might recognise them as they've won some of
the country's toughest quiz shows. They're of course the Eggheads.
Challenging our legendary quiz champions today
are the Winners And Grinners. The team consists of some of the UK's
most talented sports men and women, who between them have won
20 gold medals, a rugby World Cup winner's medal and possibly
most prestigious of all, been crowned King Of The Jungle!
Let's meet them.
Hi, I'm Matt Dawson, a former England rugby international
and now a captain on A Question Of Sport.
Hi, I'm Phil Tufnell, a former England spin bowler
and the other captain on A Question Of Sport.
Hi, I'm Sally Gunnell, the only woman to hold gold medals
at World, Commonwealth, European and Olympics.
Hi, I'm Tessa Sanderson, the 1984 Olympic gold medallist.
I've competed in six Olympic Games
and now I run the Newham Sports Academy.
Hi, I'm Tanni Grey-Thompson, Paralympic gold medallist.
I'm now retired.
Phil, out of all your awards and accolades
-it's that King Of The Jungle you treasure most.
-It's up there.
-Forget everything else.
-Forget all the caps and wickets and runs.
King Of The Jungle.
Eggheads we're honoured today to have such a prestigious team,
with all those gold medals and championships and the rest of it.
Why on earth have you decided to play the Eggheads,
why not stick with what you're good at...dancing!
Who are you looking at?
I had a go at Phil. I've got to have a go at you, Matt!
We like to challenge ourselves, don't we? We like winning.
You've thought it through. You know how good these lot are.
You've history, politics, science, geography, got them covered?
Tanni's got all of them covered.
-You just play five times.
Listen, let me explain to you what's going on. Every day there's
£1,000 worth of cash up for grabs for our challengers' chosen charity.
If they fail to defeat the Eggheads the prize money rolls over to the next show.
So Winners And Grinners, the Eggheads have won the last two games
which means £3,000 says you can't beat the Eggheads.
Here we go. Not Sport to start with.
Our first head to head battle will on the subject of Music.
Anyone can play this.
-We've got a favourite. Have we got a favourite?
-She doesn't want it now!
-Why are you all looking at me?
You seemed so confident earlier.
-Get this team off to that start.
-I have no choice, it seems like. OK.
OK. Which Egghead would you like to play?
-Shall I go for Barry?
New kid. New kid.
Please be gentle with me.
I'll do my best.
OK. Let's have Tessa and Barry into the question room.
Just to make sure you can't confer with your team mates.
Tessa, thanks for playing today. I can't believe 84 wasn't it,
-when you won your Olympic gold?
-Yes, it was indeed.
-A fair way back, isn't it?
-How time flies.
-Are you excited about 2012 then?
-Very much so.
There's lots going on, I'm running the Academy over in Newham.
I've got about 69 youngsters and some future prospects there
hopefully to compete in the games.
OK. Tessa, do you want to go first or second?
We always let the challengers choose.
Let me go...first.
Tessa, first question then, Music.
Who had a 1964 UK hit single with Ferry Across The Mersey?
Erm, I think if I remember...
Oh God, I know the song.
Is it Gerry and the Pacemakers?
Gerry and the Pacemakers said with no confidence it must be said
whatsoever. It's the right answer.
Come on guys, yes! Oh first round, come on!
It doesn't quite work like that!
Barry, Boy George was the lead singer of which 1980s band?
It's George O'Dowd and he was the lead singer for Culture Club.
Yeah, Boy George lead singer of Culture Club.
One there for Barry. OK, back to you, Tessa.
Who released the 2008 album E-MC2?
Well, I do know some of Mariah's songs, and Jennifer's...
..but I think I'm going to go for Sara.
It's Mariah Carey.
-But you were thinking of that, weren't you?
The reason it's called E=MC2 is because it's
Emotion Equals Mariah Carey.
Yeah, so it's in there, MC. Barry,
whose band was called the Blues Breakers?
I don't think it was Gary Moore,
but I seem to recall John Mayall and the Blues Breakers.
John Lee Hooker and the Blues Breakers just doesn't sound right,
so I shall go for John Mayall.
John Mayall. Yeah, that's right, Barry.
You've got it. It means you've got to get this then, Tessa.
Come on, Tess! Come on!
The Firebird is a ballet by which Russian composer?
I've absolutely no idea.
OK, let's go for...
I'm going to go for Tchaikovsky.
Tchaikovsky, the Firebird?
It's not Tchaikovsky.
-Stravinsky, just to rub it in.
The round is, I'm afraid, over. Bad luck, Tessa, you won't play in the final round.
First round. First serve!
Barry, you will be. Would you both come back and join your teams.
One of the Winners And Grinners gone from the final round.
The Eggheads are all still there. But early days, only one round gone.
Our next one, ho ho, it's Sport!
They all wanna play!
-Again, like Music, though, very broad categories.
-He's got be.
-It's got to be one of us.
And it's not me, I'm not very good at sport!
THEY ALL LAUGH
-Come on, Matt.
-There's the admission!
-Go on, you'll be all right.
-Go on, son.
-It's enormous pressure.
The pressure these guys are going to put on my shoulders, Sport.
Which Egghead would you like to play? Who isn't very good at sporting questions.
-I want a head-to-head with CJ.
-Go on son, take him if you want him.
-Let's get tough, Matt.
What to you reckon, Tanni?
-Judith on Sport.
-The voice of reason.
-Oh, don't blame me!
I'm going to put my one-on-one battle with CJ aside.
-Keep it for the final.
-Save that for the final round.
And I'm going to pick the glorious, beautiful Judith at the end.
It's no good oiling up to me.
Flattery gets you everywhere!
OK then, it's gonna be Matt and Judith, not CJ.
Could I ask you both please to take your positions in the question room.
OK, Matt, do you want to go first or second?
I'd like to go first please, Dermot.
OK. First question, Matt, then.
How many Olympic gold medals did the swimmer Mark Spitz win during his career?
It can't be three, because he did...
It can't be three or six. Surely it can't be three or six cos
he did seven in one...in one go. I think.
-I'm going to go with nine, Dermot, OK?
-Yeah, that's the correct answer.
-There we go!
Well done, good start.
Judith, your first question. Which striker joined Liverpool
in August 2008 for a reported £20.3 million?
I haven't the faintest idea!
I've heard of Dimitri, or whatever he's called.
I think it might be him.
OK. Dimitar Berbatov.
No. That's the wrong answer.
Robbie Keane joined Liverpool from Tottenham Hotspur,
and great news, Matt,
you're one-nil up.
You get this and you'll be in a commanding position.
Which tennis player won both the men's singles and the men's doubles
titles at the French Open in 1996?
Twelve years ago.
Kafelnikov was very, very good on clay.
Was that a bit too early for him, 96? Michael Stich.
Mark Rosset. I've never even heard of Mark Rosset.
Surely I would have heard of him if he'd won the men's title.
I am going to hazard a guess at Michael Stich.
OK. Michael Stich. You think...
No, it's not. You missed it.
Kafelnikov, who you were thinking of. Kafelnikov. OK, Judith.
Pakistani spinner Mushtaq Ahmed retired from cricket in 2008,
having taken 598 wickets in all competitions over
the previous six years for which county?
County? Oh, Lord!
County cricket, yeah.
Oh, the misery of sports questions. Um...
-I was brought up in Hampshire, so Hampshire.
Actually cricket was founded, was started in Hampshire
at a village about three miles from where I used to live,
And the first cricket pitch is there.
-Do the Keppel's own it?
-Oh Dermot, shut up!
Oh, dear me!
Sussex is the answer, not Hampshire.
Sussex. So Matt, you're still in the lead and you win the round
if you get this.
The Hurricanes are a super 4 team - rugby union team from which country?
Hurricanes are the super 4 team - rugby union team from which country?
Just before I give you answer,
I want to get something quite straight for the people at home
who love Eggheads.
-There are two things I would like to get across to people.
One, Judith has a blanket over her legs so she doesn't get...
And I haven't got a blanket and it's freezing in this little box.
Two, you have to sit on one of these weird coloured cushions.
-I've got one too!
-Dermot's got one as well.
I just want to get that across, first of all.
Secondly, the Hurricanes play in Wellington.
That will be in South Africa then?
Well, I think there's a Wellington in South Africa, but the one
-I was thinking of is the one in New Zealand.
-Is that your answer, Matt?
-That's my answer, yes.
-It had to be. You couldn't get that wrong.
It's the right answer! You're through to the final round.
Would you both please come back and join your teams.
That's better, all square now.
Both teams lost one brain from the final round.
Third category pops up.
This one is Geography
and Phil, Sally or Tanni to play it.
Looks like me, then, doesn't it?
-Looks like me!
-I'll do that. I'll have a little go.
-Come on, girl!
-I've travelled the world a bit.
-Exactly, good on you, Sally.
OK. You can play Barry and Judith have played down the end,
so it's Chris, Daphne or CJ.
They all know loads.
-The power, powerhouse.
-Na na na-na!
Chris, I think.
-Are you ready?
-Come on, Sal, let's go!
-Let battle commence.
Could I ask you both please to take your positions in the question room.
So Sally, good to have you here.
I'm often bandying around the titles this lot have won
in quizzing terms, but Sally,
you know, I mean, what?
You once held four golds at the same time and the world record?
You had the Olympic, the World, the European, the Commonwealth and the world record?
Yeah, that's it. I remember watching Daley Thompson do it and I thought,
right, I want to go out there and do what he's done. So yeah.
OK, let's play the round.
Your choice again, Sally, first or second. Do you want to start or not?
I'm gonna get this out the way quick. I'm going first, please.
Get it out of way quick by winning. Here you go, first question, then.
Geography. Which word, derived from the Greek, describes a strip of land
bordered on both sides by water connecting two larger areas of land?
Erm, I'll go back to my son's geography homework
that I try and help out on, on this.
I would say...
It's not the right answer, Sally.
-OK, I wouldn't have known that.
-A narrow bit of land.
Obviously got his homework wrong!
"It wasn't me miss, it was me mum!"
Chris, first question for you. The island of Bali is part of which country?
Well, Thailand's not got much in the way of offshore possessions.
Thank God it doesn't belong to the USA. It's part of Indonesia.
Indonesia, the island of Bali is the correct answer, Chris.
Why couldn't I have had that one?! I'd have been all right on that!
Cos you've decided to go first!
-You'll get this one Sally.
In which European capital would you catch a train
at Atocha railway station?
Atocha, what would that sound, does that sounds Italian, Spanish?
It's a pure guess, I think it sounds more Spanish than Italian.
-I'm gonna go for Madrid.
-What do you reckon?
-Don't know that.
It's the right answer, yes Sally.
There you go. OK, Chris.
Botany Bay is located on the coast of which Australian state?
It's just across the water from Sydney. It's in New South Wales.
Botany Bay, yeah, New South Wales is the right answer.
OK, Sally, you've got to get this to keep it alive.
What's the literal translation of Tokyo?
It's another guess, another guess, and I would say...
I don't know, I keep coming back to imperial capital.
-That's my guess.
Imperial capital, there's an Emperor, you'd think it would be.
But it's not imperial capital. Eggheads, it's...?
It's eastern capital.
Why isn't it imperial capital?
Kyoto? That's Tokyo mixed up!
-So that's it, sorry Sally, no place in the final round.
Would you both please come back and join your teams.
This really is nip and tuck, the Eggheads fight back.
So Winners And Grinners have lost two brains from the final round,
the Eggheads have lost one.
This is our last category before the final round.
Last chance to knock an Egghead out. It's Film and TV.
Film and TV,
and Phil or Tanni to play.
-It's the last one. We want Tanni for the end.
-Save our joker.
-Go on, Phil.
-Come on, Tuffers!
-I'll fall on my sword for the team.
-You know lots about telly.
Who do I take?
It's Daphne or CJ.
-Who looks like they don't watch a lot of telly?
-They both do, though.
-They know everything.
-I'll have CJ.
-Take him down!
-Go on, have CJ!
Do it for Matt. He's been wanting to play this for months.
-No one ever picks him.
-I told you, not CJ!
Take him down. He goes on about how good he'd be at it, we'll find out.
We'll find out! Let's have Phil and CJ into the question room, please.
So, Phil, it's Film and Television.
-Do you watch much film or TV or both or none?
-Well, not a lot.
I watch a little bit of EastEnders and stuff. But not a lot.
-Not too many films either.
-You're nicknamed The Cat, aren't you?
-That's your ability to nap anywhere.
Don't you just fall asleep in the cinema, warm and cosy and dark?
That's right and at the end the missus gives you a nudge and I've missed it all.
I don't know how I'm going to get on, but we'll have a go.
Do you want to go first or second?
I'll get it out of the way first please.
All right. First question then, Phil. Good luck.
Who became the host of the TV panel show Mock The Week, in 2005?
Erm, I think it know this one!
I think it's Dara O'Brian.
It's the right answer, yeah, well done!
Do you think they're pleased?
OK. CJ, which actress starred as Marjorie Winfield in the films
On Moonlight Bay and By The Light Of The Silvery Moon?
This is a little worrying, cos I haven't heard of those films!
I'm reasonably familiar with the films of Marilyn Monroe
and I'm reasonably familiar with the films of Judy Garland,
so because I think I know about the other two, I'll go for Doris Day.
OK. Doris Day for On Moonlight Bay and By The Light Of The Silvery Moon.
It's the right answer, CJ.
Teasing with me! Teasing me.
Phil, in which country was the actor Cary Grant born?
I thought he was American.
Was he English? Was he? No. I don't think he was English.
Aussie? I've been to Aussie quite a lot
and I haven't seen any statues of Cary Grant over there or anything.
The Aussies would have a statue if he was there.
-That's the Aussie way, is it?
-That's the Aussie way.
He might have been... was he South African?
I don't think he was a South African either.
I'm going to go South Africa.
-You just said I don't think he was South African!
-Oh, he's English!
You just said it, it popped in, I was enjoying your internal dialogue
as you were working your way to right answer and then veered off!
-It's England, yes.
Hence the old posh accent and all that.
-He was called Archie Leach.
OK. Well, it's a chance for CJ to take the lead.
In 2005 Adrian Edmondson
joined the cast of which TV drama series playing Percy Abra Durant?
Serials or soaps as we sometimes call them,
I have absolutely no idea about.
This is my complete blind spot.
There's only one of those I can actually see him in
or consider him going into.
But I mean I really have no idea about this.
The only one of those that makes sense to me is Holby City.
-That's the one I'll go for.
Because it kind of fits.
That's what the casting directors thought as well.
It's the right answer, Holby City.
Well Phil, far from over,
but you must get this.
In July 2008 it was revealed that
which actor would play the role of detective Gene Hunt
in the American version of the TV series Life of Mars?
Oh dear, oh dear.
Steve Buscemi, I don't actually know him.
Harvey Keitel. He could do it a bit, couldn't he?
"Oi, you all right lad?" You know, a bit like that ain't he?
A bit tough.
Go for a pure guess.
I've said it. It's Harvey Keitel, isn't it?
Yeah, it is Harvey Keitel!
What's wrong with you? He gets the right answer every time.
-Go with your instinct.
-You're like a paper airplane with a bent wing.
Straight down and then boom! It's unbelievable.
Well, the round's over.
OK, well, Phil, no place in the final round. CJ you're there.
Would you both please come back and join your teams?
So this is what we've been playing towards.
It's time for the final round, which as always is General Knowledge,
but those of you who lost your head-to-heads
won't be allowed to take part in this round.
So, Phil, Sally and Tessa from the Winners And Grinners,
and Judith from the Eggheads, would you leave the studio please?
So Matt and Tanni, you're playing to win the Winners And Grinners £3,000.
CJ, Daphne, Chris and Barry are playing for something
which money can't buy, the Eggheads' reputation.
I'll ask each team three questions in turn.
The questions are General Knowledge.
The big difference is you are allowed to confer in this round.
Matt and Tanni, the question is -
are your two brains better than the Eggheads' four brains?
So, Matt and Tanni, would you like to go first or second?
I'm really not that worried, you are in control, Tanni.
Best of luck, guys.
See if you can win the money.
Beat those Eggheads.
First question, the Eurostar train travels from the UK to France
and which other European country?
-Definitely, isn't it?
-My gut reaction's Belgium, because it's...
-Germany and Switzerland are too far that way.
-The other side.
I think you're right. Totally think you're right. 100% you're right.
It is Belgium, yes. I think the line splits, it goes straight to Paris.
It splits at Lille, doesn't it?
-Turn left just outside Lille.
-Turn left and go on up to...
OK. Enough trains.
The right answer, good start.
Eggheads, which French term is used in English
to mean informed or familiar with?
-Oh, it's me!
Au fait. Informed or familiar with, is au fait.
It's the right answer.
Back to Matt and Tanni, good start.
In which seaside town was the Grade II listed 104-year-old
Grand Pier destroyed by fire in July 2008?
It wasn't Blackpool.
It wasn't Blackpool.
My gut instinct says Weston-super-Mare.
I think because I'm sure I was down in Brighton in the summer...
or was that Eastbourne?
Brighton's got a pier, has Weston-super-Mare got a pier?
Yeah. Well, if it's the right answer, it hasn't any more.
-But it used to.
-But it used to.
I'd love to, I'd just love so much to give you reason
-why I think, but I can't. So...
-You say Weston.
That would, that would be my guess.
The more I think about it the more I get confused between the three,
so I'd be happy to go with Weston.
-Shall we go with that?
That's the correct answer.
You must have remembered it. It must have been in there.
When you've got ears like this, you can pick up a lot!
OK, well done, that's two-one to you.
on the back foot. The films Hoosiers, Coach Carter and Semi Pro
all feature which American sport?
According to CJ.
According to CJ, right! So if it's wrong...
No, no, no, it's right.
A collective decision. It's the right answer anyway. Basketball.
OK, well, it's all square. The third question.
You get this, they get theirs wrong, you've beaten them.
Clowder is the collective noun for which animal?
A clowder of cats.
A clowder of dogs.
Or a clowder of rabbits?
I've never heard of it.
I don't think it's rabbits.
-Do you not?
-No, I don't.
Right, could it be spelt any other way? C-L-O...
-If it's like really old.
Does it sound like anything else?
I'm not sure why I don't think it's rabbits,
there's nothing to back that up at all.
Do you think, but you see Tuffers went against his instinct.
That's the last thing we want to bring into this is Tuffers.
-For goodness' sake!
-Do you reckon it could be rabbits?
Erm, a clowder of cats.
-A clowder of rabbits sounds nicer.
-It does sounds nice.
I'll go with rabbits.
No, clowder of rabbits sounds nice,
-cos like little rabbits' tails and... rabbits. Do it.
-Yeah. Do it.
-I think we will go with rabbits.
OK, rabbits. Now, you invoked Phil and first instincts.
-Think of his nickname. It's cats.
Clowder of cats. Not necessarily over though.
Eggheads, you've still got to face another question if you want to win.
This is it. Who's the author
of the Twilight series of novels for young adults?
Who's the author of the Twilight series of novels for young adults?
-Yes, yes, yes, it is.
-I think that's right.
It is right, yes. I remember now.
It is Stephanie Meyer.
-Stephanie Meyer, you think?
-Yeah. No. It is.
It is the right answer, Eggheads. You've won.
Bad luck, guys.
We didn't know the last one anyway, so we've got no complaints.
Oh, if you'd gone second, yes.
We really appreciate you sparing the time to come along and play Eggheads today,
and teach them a thing or two about competition. Not about quizzing.
Thanks very much, been a real pleasure to have you,
it's been a laugh. But the Eggheads have done what comes naturally,
that winning streak continues.
I'm afraid you haven't won the £3,000, which means
the money rolls over to the next show.
Eggheads, congratulations. Who will beat you?
Join us next time to see if a team of celebrity chefs
have the brains to defeat the Eggheads.
£4,000 says they don't.
Until then, goodbye.
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