Dermot Murnaghan hosts the quiz show. Can a team of Antiques Roadshow experts featuring Hilary Kay, Paul Atterbury, Eric Knowles, Mark Allum and Lars Tharp triumph for charity?
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These people 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,
the show where a team of five quiz challengers
pit their wits against possibly the greatest quiz team in Britain.
You might recognise them, as they have won some of the country's toughest quiz shows.
They are the Eggheads.
And taking on the might of our quiz Goliaths today are Priceless.
Familiar to the millions who tune in each week who watch
the ever-popular Antiques Roadshow, this team, made up
of the show's experts, are rather used to handling well-loved antiques.
So, the Eggheads are in safe hands. Let's meet them.
Hello. I am Hilary Kay, and I'm an expert in collectibles.
Hello. My name is Mark Allen.
I am a miscellaneous expert on the Roadshow, and I like anything strange.
Hello, I'm Eric Knowles, and I'm a Roadshow expert on Art Nouveau and Art Deco.
Hello. I'm Paul Atterbury, another miscellaneous expert,
with a secret passion for trains, especially for Chris.
And I'm Lars Tharp. I specialise in Chinese works of art and also the works of William Hogarth.
Now, Priceless, welcome to you. Thank you so much for playing the Eggheads today.
I want to ask you about your knowledge.
Of course you have got loads of knowledge of antiques and the rest of it, but how would that apply
to Eggheads? I guess you have got History covered.
History is OK.
We have an expert who can only talk about things before 1900.
I won't tell you who that is. So that is a huge advantage for us.
We have a world expert on geography.
So, we have got basically everything covered, haven't we, chaps?
Yes, yes, yes.
-Whatever you say.
-Shall we play, then?
Go on, then.
Every day, there is £1,000 of cash up for grabs for our challengers' chosen charity.
If they fail to defeat the Eggheads, the prize money will roll over to the next show.
So, Priceless, the Eggheads have won the last two games,
which means £3,000 says you can't beat the Eggheads.
Rubbing of hands there. OK, the first Egghead battle, then, is on the subject of Film and Television.
Which one of you wants to play this?
I think we have a nominated expert here, which is you, Eric.
All right, we will give it a go.
Right, we have got you, Eric. Now you need an Egghead to play against. Who is it going to be?
Judith, OK. Let's have Eric and Judith into the question room,
then, please, to make sure you can't confer with your team mates.
As the challenger, Eric, you get to choose. Do you want to begin or let Judith start?
I think I will let Judith start.
The first set of questions for you, Judith. Here you go.
What was the title of BBC One's 1970s and 1980s
school sporting competition show, hosted by Ron Pickering?
Well, I think it is either Record Breakers or We Are The Champions.
I can hear a sort of song in my head about We Are The Champions.
The logic would say We Are The Champions
-rather than Record Breakers.
-Is that your answer?
We Are The Champions, hosted by the legendary Ron Pickering.
It is the right answer, well done, Judith.
Eric, your first question. Who won an Oscar for her performance
as Annie Wilkes in the 1990 film Misery?
Do you know, I have never seen the film. Um...
But, but, but... I am going to go...
I am going to go with Kathy Bates.
I am going to go with Kathy Bates.
Yes, Kathy Bates it is, in Misery,
and having not seen it, I can highly recommend it to you.
It is a truly terrifying film.
So, there you are, you have got one on the board as well.
And back to Judith. What is Al Pacino's full first name?
Well, it would make sense if it was Alphonso or Alexandro,
if he is called Pacino.
So I imagine it must be Alfredo.
It is the right answer. Well done, Judith.
Now, Eric's second question.
In which a US sitcom does winning 100,000 on a scratchcard
cause the main character to try to atone for his past misdeeds?
Don't take it personally, Chris!
OK, well, I'm sorry to say I have never watched them.
Scrubs I think is set in a hospital, isn't it?
Everybody Hates Chris, My Name Is Earl...
We can't do a 50/50 on this programme, can we?
But either way, it is one or the other.
I will go with...
I am going to go with My Name Is Earl.
I have to admit, sorry, team, it is a pure guess.
OK, a pure guess on My Name Is Earl.
Well, not a pure guess, you say 50/50, you eliminated Scrubs.
Went for the other two and got the right answer!
Well done, Eric. My Name Is Earl.
Judith, the screenplay for the 1963 film drama The Servant starring
Dirk Bogarde and James Fox was written by which British playwright?
I remember the film.
It was brilliant. Um... I don't think it was David Hare.
I don't think it is Joe Orton's type of thing.
I think it might be Harold Pinter, but I am not really sure.
-Yes, it is Pinter who wrote The Servant.
Correct, so you have got three,
and Eric has got to get this to stay in the game.
Eric, in the 1980 film Superman II,
which English actor played the man of steel's enemy General Zod?
I... I don't think it was Albert Finney.
I don't think it was Albert Finney. A great actor.
I am going to go down the middle on this one.
I am going to go with Malcolm McDowell, right or wrong.
And who played General Zod?
Terence Stamp, not Malcolm McDowell.
And no chance of a reprieve. That is the danger of going second.
If the Egghead doesn't slip up, I can't put another question to any of you.
No place for you in the final round, Eric. Judith, you are there.
Would you both please come back and join you teams.
Well, after that round, it means Priceless will be Knowles-less, which is
a long way of saying they are one brain down for the final round.
The Eggheads haven't lost any yet. We will play our next head-to-head.
This one is Music. Who'd like to play this?
It can't be Eric, I'm afraid. Any of the other four. Music.
Why are you looking this way? I don't know anything about music after 1900, that's the problem.
But you play the cello, for goodness sake.
You two used to be so indecisive.
-But now we're not so sure?
-I'll go, then.
-Who would you like to play from the Eggheads? It can't be Judith.
-It can't be Judith.
Do you want to take Kevin out?
-Come on, Kevin.
-They want to take you out!
Somewhere where they don't serve fatty fish, so we can starve your brain.
That would be the question room, then.
Let us have Hilary and Kevin in there, please.
Of course, Hilary, one of your major interests is rock'n'roll memorabilia, isn't it?
I hoped you wouldn't bring that up, I know what will happen -
There will be a question on rock'n'roll, and I'll fluff it! Yes, I do love rock'n'roll,
and post-1960 music generally. So, we will see.
-Hilary, do you want to go first or second?
-First, please, Dermot.
OK, try this for size, then, Hilary.
Fleetwood Mac achieved their first UK number one single in 1969 with an instrumental named after which bird?
Well, I can hear it in my head playing,
and what I can't hear is quacking.
And I can't hear whatever that raucous noise that a gannet makes,
what I can hear is that wonderful mewing and crying of the albatross,
so I will go for albatross.
Soaring above the ocean high.
Albatross is the right answer, well done.
And Kevin, your first question.
Which song from The Sound Of Music includes the words, "Small and white, clean and bright"?
I think we have long established that The Sound Of Music
is not one of my special interests.
It seems to fit with Edelweiss, so go with Edelweiss.
"Small and white, clean and bright", it is the right answer.
Well done, Kevin. OK, Hilary.
A second question.
Which actor is mentioned in the lyrics of the Irving Berlin song, Putting On The Ritz?
Um, I don't think that
Irving Berlin would have written about James Cagney.
I can hear the lyrics in my head, and "dressed up like Gary Cooper"
comes to mind. Gary Cooper.
Gary Cooper it is, well done, Hilary. Two to you.
Who sang with Lil' Kim, Maya and Christina Aguilera
on the 2001 cover of Lady Marmalade for the soundtrack of the film Moulin Rouge?
Again, 2001 seems a little bit early maybe for Beyonce on her own.
I may be wrong, though.
-I'm going to go for Pink.
-I am really not sure.
It is the right answer, yes, Kevin.
You have got it. OK, it is all square.
Now, Hilary, you get this right
and you have got a good chance of going through, I feel.
What was the name of the band formed by New Order's Bernard Sumner and Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr,
whose singles included Getting Away With It, featuring Pet Shop Boy Neil Tennant on vocals?
I really do not know this. The only band...
Well, the only name that seems at all familiar is Electronic.
I am going to go for Electronic.
OK, you went with your first instinct.
You got the right answer!
Well done, held your nerve.
First instinct standing you in very good stead.
Well, Kevin, you have got to get this.
Which operatic tenor's single releases include the duets
Perhaps Love with John Denver and Till I Loved You with Jennifer Rush?
Yes, a bit predictable that those three would come up, wasn't it?
On the basis that I think
the success of the Three Tenors tended to bring in terms
of other things like this,
I think Pavarotti did a bit more of that than the others.
So I shall go for Pavarotti.
Er, Perhaps Love with John Denver, Till I Loved You with Jennifer Rush.
The tenor singing alongside them was Placido Domingo.
Placido Domingo, which means that's great news for you, Hilary, you are
through to the final round, well played.
Would you both please come back and join your teams.
Well, that has made it all square. Both teams now have lost one brain from the final round.
Fantastic performance, then, in the question room by Hilary.
Let's hope it is followed up by one of the guys who is going to play this round. It is Arts and Books.
And Mark, Paul or Lars to play.
I think since Paul has written more books than any of us put together, he is our book man.
OK. Right, who would you like to play from the Eggheads?
Judith and Kevin have played, so you have Pat, Barry or Chris to join you in the question room.
-Well, you say, don't you?
-I think we will try Chris, please.
OK, going for them now.
Let's have Paul and Chris into the question room, then.
So, Paul, on the Antiques Roadshow, what brings you most pleasure?
A lot of people mention, they say it has got to be the thing that
somebody bought for 50p or found in the attic that then is valued
at five figures or more, but is it always that, or is it just something with a remarkable story behind it?
For me, it is entirely the stories.
We see so many things that are not particularly valuable in financial terms, but they take
us into people's histories, they reveal extraordinary things done by people in the past, or recent past.
And I think the anticipation for the day for me is always, what am I going to hear about next?
-Paul, do want to go first or second?
-I think I will go first.
In painting, what is a thin layer of transparent colour laid over another known as?
Well, I have never been a painter, although I always wanted to be one.
I love paintings. But glazing I think is what you do when you lay
one colour thinly over another, so I am going to go for glaze.
Glaze is the right answer.
Yes, Paul, an assured start there. Chris, your first question.
What is the subtitle of Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night?
Right. Othello, the Moor of Venice.
Pericles, Prince of Tyre. But it is Twelfth Night, or What You Will.
Twelfth Night, or What You Will.
It is the right answer.
And back to you, Paul.
In F Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby, what is the first name
of Mrs Buchanan, the woman whose affections Gatsby tries to win?
Well, they are all wonderful 1920s names, aren't they?
These flower names were so popular then.
I think, whether one thinks of it as the book or as the film
with Robert Redford, I think you would always know it was Daisy.
Daisy is the right answer. Well done. Two to you.
Chris, which poet wrote the lines,
"Let us go, then, you and I
"When the evening is spread out against the sky
"Like a patient etherised upon a table,"
in a famous poem first published in 1915?
I think, but I am not sure,
it is in the Love Song Of Alfred J Prufrock by T S Eliot.
-TS Eliot, and it is by Eliot, well done, Chris.
And Paul, a third question for you.
A Confederate General From Big Sur, Trout Fishing In America
and In Watermelon Sugar are 1960s novels by which American writer?
A tricky one, this. I'm not quite sure.
I think we can rule out Kerouac.
I don't think he wrote any of those after he had done On The Road.
Difficult. It is a toss up in this case.
I think I'm going to go for Richard Brautigan.
It is the right answer, well done, Paul.
So, it means you have got to get this, Chris.
Which British artist, winner of the 1989 Turner Prize, makes sculptures and photographs that are inspired by
the long walks he takes in Britain and around the world?
I have never heard of any of them!
The one who sounds like a long-distance walker to me
-is Mark Wallinger. So that is who I'll go with.
I am sure our antiques experts know as well, it is Richard Long.
Which means you are taking a short walk back your team,
but you are not playing in the final round.
Well done, Paul! You're through.
Would you both please come back and join your teams.
Well, as it stands, after that, Priceless are only one brain down,
but the Eggheads have taken two mighty blows there.
Chris and Kevin will be missing from the final round.
And our last subject today is History.
Mark or Lars to play it? History?
-I think Lars is up for this.
-Are you sure about this?
-I would have preferred sport, you realise!
And we believe you. It is going to be Lars.
-Who would you like to play from the Eggheads? It is Barry or Pat.
-It is Barry, isn't it? Barry.
We have decided that it is Barry.
-OK. Could I ask Lars and Barry to take their positions in the question room, please.
OK, Lars, let's play the round. Do you want to go first or second?
Oh... Pain over. First.
OK, here you go, Lars.
Which Egyptian ruler unexpectedly died while still a teenager?
Well, Rameses II accomplished a hell of a lot for a teenager,
so I am going to steer clear of him.
And also, I do seem to recall that the funeral arrangements
for King Tut, Tutankhamun, were rather hurried.
They didn't expect him to go quite so quickly.
-So he is our man.
-He certainly is.
That is the right answer, well done.
A lovely explanation, as well. Barry.
Which English King suffered a near fatal
jousting accident at the age of 44, permanently affecting his health?
Well, Henry VIII was the absolute Renaissance prince
before he suffered the jousting accident,
and he was very learned and very faithful to all his followers,
and immediately after the jousting accident, there was something of
a change in his character, and he became the bloody despot
he ended up as. So the answer is Henry VIII.
Henry VIII is the right answer. Well done, Barry, and back to Lars.
Your second question.
The early English colony of Jamestown was located in which modern US State?
It is either Virginia or Maryland.
I am going to have to go for Maryland.
Maryland, ooh, a howl there
from your compatriots here.
It is Virginia. It is Jamestown, Virginia.
So, tossing up between the two and came down on the wrong side.
A chance, you're not getting too many chances here, Eggheads,
a chance for Barry to take the lead.
How many ships of the British fleet were lost at the Battle of Trafalgar?
I seem to remember there was something like 37 British ships
at Trafalgar, and it would be very unlikely that 50 would be lost,
or even 25, so the answer must be zero.
Which is why it was such a resounding victory.
It's the right answer. So, you've got to get this, Lars.
The so-called Battle of the Catalonian Plains was a defeat for which warrior general?
Well, I think we can rule out Genghis
because he didn't get further than just a stone's throw of Venice.
I never heard Julius Caesar described as a warrior general,
although he most certainly was.
It's a curious choice of word for a Roman general.
I'm going to switch my original thoughts.
I'm going to switch over to Attila. It's a guess.
OK, a guess, but a correct one.
It's the right answer. Attila the Hun.
Barry, which 10th century Frankish king was the son of Louis the Stammerer?
Well, Pepin the Short was the father of Charlemagne,
which would put him earlier than the 10th century.
Never heard of Louis the Sluggard, though some Louis may have been.
But Charles the Simple was certainly a 10th century king,
so I shall go for Charles the Simple.
Right answer, Charles the Simple,
which means in spite of your heroics on that last question,
-the slip up on the middle one has cost you a place in the final round, Lars.
Would you both please come back and join your teams.
This is what we've been playing towards.
It's time for the final round, General Knowledge.
But those of you who lost your head-to-heads
won't be allowed to take part in this round.
So, Eric and Lars from Priceless and Chris and Kevin from the Eggheads,
would you leave the studio, please.
So, Hilary, Mark and Paul, you are playing to win Priceless £3,000 for your chosen charity.
Barry, Pat and Judith, you are playing for something which money can't buy.
The Eggheads' reputation.
I'll ask each team three questions in turn.
The questions are all General Knowledge
and you are allowed to confer in the final round.
Priceless, are your three brains better than the Eggheads' three?
Hilary, Mark and Paul, would you like to go first or second?
I think we've succeeded when we've gone first in the past, so we'll stick with that, please.
Kicking off then, General Knowledge just to remind you, so anything can come up.
Your first one, Priceless.
Before he became a comedian and TV personality, Harry Hill underwent training to become what?
-I can't imagine Harry Hill doing, "Morning all..."
I think Doctor sounds ...
I mean, he's got a very good bedside manner.
It's a stab in the dark, really, isn't it?
But I feel Doctor. What do you feel?
-I'll go with you.
-We're going to go with Doctor.
OK, Doctor. There's a bit of miming going on behind you.
You're not allowed to Look behind you, but Lars has been doing
the old pulse and the rest of it. It is the right answer, yes.
No need to get your heart rate up. So Eggheads, your first question.
In Roman mythology, who was the god of the sun?
-Saturn is farming and agriculture.
We think it's Sol.
Sol, yeah, it is the right answer. Well done.
OK, second question, Priceless.
What term is used in modern music for the process of taking a short sound or musical phrase
from an original recording and using it in a new recording, often in repeated sequences?
-Come on, Mark.
-I was going to say, being a bit of a musician,
and having bought the Prodigy's latest album...
-You used to be in a band yourself.
Did you do any phasing?
Did you phase, modulate or sample?
I used to phase a bit with my guitar.
Modulating, not so much.
-How was your singing?
-Not very good.
Not very good, but I have to say, when I started playing
musical instruments, sampling was in its infancy.
I had a three-second sampler. Three whole seconds.
Sampling, we're going to say.
Sampling is, of course, the right answer,
as you well knew there. Two to you.
OK, Eggheads, which political philosopher was born in Trier
in 1818 and died in London in 1883?
-The dates look pretty good as well.
He died in London. I don't think Nietzsche died in London.
We think of those three, Karl Marx was born in Trier,
one of Germany's oldest cities.
Born in Trier, died in London, buried in London, of course.
It's the right answer, yes.
So full marks for both teams.
This to you, Priceless.
What, according to the famous 1960s comment
by the Canadian communications theorist Marshall McLuhan, is the message?
We are into our period. Were you that sort of person in the '60s?
No, I was still watching Blue Peter in the 1960s, I'm afraid, Paul.
But were you on message?
I was probably on message because I was watching the medium.
We think we might have come up with the M-word. Which is the medium.
It certainly isn't M-word. I can tell you it's one of those M-words.
-You think it's the medium?
Yes, the medium is the message. It's the right answer. Well done.
OK, it is 3-2.
If it stays that way after this question to the Eggheads, you've won the money.
Eggheads, "The horror, the horror,"
are the famous last words of a main character in which of Joseph Conrad's works?
Heart of Darkness, on which Apocalypse Now was based.
Was it said by Colonel Kurtz?
I'm not sure if it's Kurtz or Martin Sheen's character.
It's definitely Heart of Darkness.
We think it's also said in Apocalypse Now,
which was based on Heart of Darkness.
It is originally from Heart of Darkness.
That is correct.
OK, well, it's all square.
I thought it might be after those questions.
So we're going to take away the multiple choices and make you answer on your own.
Priceless, this is your question.
In which month of the year did the ancient Romans celebrate
a fertility rite called the lupercalia? L-U-P-E-R-C-A-L-I-A.
Fertility rites, generally, are spring.
So are we just going to plump for a month in spring?
April or May.
I have a feeling...
I don't want to be the one who says, but I would possibly go for April.
Make a decision. You're the team captain.
I'm very sorry, boys, March.
March, OK. Well, going April, May. The boys behind you were going May.
But it's February.
Earlier. Bad luck there. So close.
One month out in the end. It might not be over.
The eggheads have got to get this. We play on if they don't.
Eggheads, which two-word phrase devised by Malcolm Gladwell describes the level at which
the momentum for change becomes unstoppable?
I'm more inclined to go for paradigm.
-I'll go with whatever you say.
-No, I don't know.
-It's just what came into my head.
-It could be either.
-OK, I'll go for tipping point.
-We are uncertain on this one.
But we're going to go for tipping point.
The answer is ...
Eggheads, you have won.
Thank you so much for playing, Priceless.
You've been absolutely magnificent.
And it's just tipped on that one question there.
That last round, we could have gone on for ages, I suspect, but we finally found a winner.
Thank you for taking part in Eggheads. We appreciate you sparing the time.
The Eggheads have done what comes naturally to them and they still reign supreme over quiz land.
I'm afraid you haven't won the £3,000, so the money rolls over to the next show.
Eggheads, congratulations. Who will beat you?
Join us next time to see if a team of Grumpy Old Women have the brains to defeat the Eggheads.
£4,000 says they don't. Until then, goodbye.
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Dermot Murnaghan hosts a celebrity special of the show where a new team of challengers take on probably the greatest quiz team in Britain. The Eggheads are made up of the country's top quiz champions, including Are You an Egghead? winner Pat Gibson.
Can a team of Antiques Roadshow experts featuring Hilary Kay, Paul Atterbury, Eric Knowles, Mark Allum and Lars Tharp triumph over the general knowledge Goliaths and win the cash prize for their charity, or will it roll over to the next show?