Dermot Murnaghan hosts the quiz show. Can a team from Doctor Who featuring Colin Baker, Katy Manning, Frazer Hines, Louise Jameson and John Leeson triumph over the Eggheads?
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'These people are amongst the greatest quiz players in Britain.
'They make up the Eggheads,
'arguably the most formidable quiz team in the country.
'The question is, can they be beaten?'
Welcome to a celebrity edition of Eggheads,
where a team of quiz challengers
pit their wits against possibly the greatest quiz team in Britain.
They've won some of the toughest quiz shows. They are the Eggheads.
Materialising on planet Egghead are:
The sixth doctor, Colin Baker, ably guiding four of his assistants
through what could be their most dangerous adventure to date.
How will foes they faced in the past compare to the masters of quizzing?
At least we know where the Dr Who team get their monster ideas!
-You can take that costume off, Pat.
Sonic screwdrivers ready. Let's meet the team.
Hello, I'm Colin Baker.
I played the Doctor in Dr Who from 1983 to 1986.
I'm Frazer Hines.
I played Jamie McCrimmon to Patrick Troughton and Colin Baker's Doctors.
My name's Louise Jameson.
I played Leela alongside Tom Baker's Doctor in the late '70s,
and also alongside the lovely John Leeson.
In case anybody doesn't recognise me, I'm John Leeson...
-..voice of K-9, in Dr Who.
My name's Katy Manning, and I played Jo Grant with Jon Pertwee's Dr Who
and I've worked with a plethora of Doctors since.
Welcome, Behind The Sofa. Loving the team name.
How many millions watched it from that position?
Colin, you must have had so much fun. Was it actually a job?
It's the best job on telly - apart from yours, of course, and theirs!
Driving people behind the sofa, where they belong,
is a good worthwhile activity, I think.
Because it was so much fun, you played it tongue-in-cheek,
something that's continued with other Doctors.
Was it difficult to get that sense of menace, gentle menace? There were so many scary moments.
You say it was tongue-in-cheek. It wasn't when you're doing it.
If you're playing with a tongue in your cheek, it doesn't work.
Those monsters have to be really scary.
That was tough acting in the '80s. Now, they ARE scary.
Back then, you could see the five people holding them up!
I had to end one scene standing still.
If I'd moved, the set would have fallen down.
They'd have turned it into an alien invasion! Let's play it!
Every day, there's £1,000 up for grabs for our challengers' charity.
If they fail to defeat the Eggheads, the money rolls over.
The Eggheads have won the last five games.
That means £6,000 says you can't beat the Eggheads.
Let's see. Our first head-to-head battle is on the subject of history.
-You've all travelled through time.
-I'll take it on!
Katy, I wonder if they'll let you choose who you play. You can choose anyone you like.
If I'm going for a challenge, it's going to be with the lovely Daphne.
You and me, sweetheart! >
"You and me, sweetheart!" Katy and Daphne, into the question room, so you can't confer.
It's history. Do you want to go first or second, Katy?
I think I'll start first. Thank you.
Good luck. What was the main cause of the so-called Boston Tea Party?
SQUEALS Sorry. I got very excited!
-Thought I might get some more there.
-No. That's it. I've peaked.
The middle and western coastal region of north Africa,
now occupied by Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya, was known by what name until the 19th century?
That's where all the pirates hung out, so it was Barbary Coast.
That is correct. One each. Back to you, Katy. Great start.
In Ancient Roman military parlance, what was the praetorium?
KATY: Praetorium. I KNOW it.
OK, I'm going to go with the Governor's residence.
Making Colin very happy.
-It's the right answer. Well done.
What was the first name of Robespierre,
instigator of many atrocities during the Reign of Terror?
I'm having...a think.
Um...I THINK it was Maximilien.
Is the right answer. Yes. Well done.
if you can get this you might win the round. In which century did the Anglo-Saxon King Offa rule?
I don't know. I'm going to have to guess. I'm going with 8th.
-Colin cheering again. It's the right answer.
If it stays like that after this question, you're in the final round.
Daphne, who was the mother of Alexander the Great?
She was Olympias.
-She was, yeah.
-Well done, Daphne. It's all square.
Katy, it's sudden death. We take away the choices now.
Make it a lot harder.
Robert Scott and how many other men reached the South Pole
on the ill-fated expedition of 1912?
I've got this vision of them in a tent and there was only two.
I'm going to go with...two.
Robert Scott and how many other men? So, two others. It's not right.
How many, Daphne, do you think?
-No. That's incorrect.
-The Eggheads pushing it up.
A chance for Daphne to win it.
In 1805, Austria surrendered all its possessions in Italy to Napoleon
at the Treaty of Pressburg after a defeat in which battle?
Austerlitz...is the right answer, Daphne.
Katy, what can I say?
Daphne will be in the final round and you won't be. Please come back.
The Eggheads crept into the lead, but only just.
Behind The Sofa will have one brain missing from the final round.
Another attempt to knock an Egghead out.
This one's film and television, film and TV.
-Do you want to?
-Frazer's going to do that.
And which Egghead? Can't be Daphne.
-I'll go behind the screens with Judith.
-Maybe behind the sofa, after.
Frazer and Judith, into the question room, please.
You get to choose, Frazer. Do you want to go first or second?
I'll do what Katy did. I'll go first.
Kicking off the film and television round.
What type of headwear was frequently worn by 1970s TV detective Kojak?
I remember he had the lollipop.
He had the shaven head, so it wasn't a cowboy hat.
A trilby. "Who loves ya, baby?"
That's it. Trilby. And the lollipop added.
Which long-running TV series
started in 1962, was last recorded in 1978 and ran for nearly 800 episodes?
I thought Z Cars went on longer.
I think it might be Dixon Of Dock Green. I hope.
Dixon Of Dock Green? No. It was Z Cars. The one you thought of.
-I thought it went on much longer.
-Z Cars. Not Dixon Of Dock Green.
Frazer, two more correct answers guarantees you in the final round.
In which 1980s film do Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis play Adam and Barbara Maitland?
I'm going to go for...Beetlejuice.
-Do you think you saw it at the time?
It's the right answer. One question away, whatever Judith does,
from getting into the final round.
If Judith gets this wrong, you're in it.
Colin Firth was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his role in which 2009 film?
I saw that and he was wonderful in it, I thought. It's A Single Man.
Yes, it was. A Single Man. So, you do face another question, Frazer.
Who played the part of Sir Thomas More in the BBC TV drama The Tudors?
I saw it and I thought they all seemed to look the same.
They all had short black hair.
Er... I th... I'm going to... Oh!
Tossing up between... I'll go for Jason Isaacs.
Jason Isaacs for the role of Sir Thomas More?
It's not, Frazer. Who was the other one?
-No. It's Jeremy Northam.
-It was Jeremy Northam.
-Yeah. That's it.
You're still going to face another question, whatever Judith does.
The 1955 science-fiction film Revenge Of The Creature
is notable for the film debut of which Hollywood actor?
So, that'll be 55 years ago.
I think Tony Curtis was going strong by then, anyhow.
I think Sidney Poitier was as well.
It might be Clint Eastwood, very, very young.
Yes, it is. Well done, Judith. Well worked out on the dates.
That puts us into sudden death.
In which 1963 film are characters played by Gordon Jackson and Richard Attenborough
caught out by the simple words "good luck"?
-The Great Escape.
-Is the right answer, yes.
Describe the famous scene.
They're about to get on the coach and the Gestapo guy suspects them.
So he said, "Good luck."
He said, "Thank you very much." "Ah! Run!" And off they went.
That's better than the scene itself, reenacted from the question room.
Judith, which British actress played Gemma Palmer in the 1980s sitcom Solo?
I have not the first clue.
-Good guess, but it's incorrect.
-It is Felicity Kendal.
-So it was a good guess.
Frazer, you are,
deservedly, in the final round - some great quizzing there.
Katy just didn't make it through. Frazer's playing for the money.
Would you both please join your teams?
That's evened it up. Both teams have lost one brain.
Let's play our third subject and see who gets ejected from the game.
Science. Who'd like to play this?
So, it's Colin, Louise or John?
I've got a good feeling about you doing this. OK, but I...
They've set such a standard. OK. I'll try.
Barry, Pat or Chris? Three gentlemen in the middle.
Barry or Pat. Barry.
There's two other men very disappointed not to be playing you.
Barry and Louise, could you please go to the question room?
-Louise, do you want to go first or second?
-First, get it over with.
-Good luck, Louise.
An analgesic drug is commonly used to combat what?
Um, I don't THINK it's fever.
Pain? I'm going to go for high blood pressure.
-An analgesic drug is used to combat pain, most commonly.
Your common painkillers.
Barry, what is the diameter of a circle if its radius is 10cm?
Diameter is equivalent to two radii, so the answer must be 20cm.
That's correct, 20.
Louise, let's get you on the board.
The "plum pudding model", ascribed to British Nobel Prize winning scientist JJ Thomson,
was an attempt to explain what?
I'm not going to say atomic theory. I'm going to...
Global warming or black holes?
It's not global warming. It IS atomic theory. Sorry, Louise.
The APGAR score assesses the health of people at what stage of life?
It's named after a doctor, Dr Apgar, but it's an acronym,
the initials stand for various things.
It's used against babies, so it's for people in infancy.
Infancy is the correct answer. I'm sure you knew that, Louise.
It means we bring the curtain down on this round.
I'd like to have continued for some time!
Down, boy! Would you both please come back and join your teams?
As it stands, Behind The Sofa have lost two brains. The Eggheads have lost one.
We face our last head-to-head and this subject is music.
Two players eligible from Behind The Sofa - Colin or John?
I might volunteer to do this(!)
If it's worth your while!
OK, John. Choose an Eggheads from the two remaining, Chris and Pat.
-What about Chris?
-What ABOUT Chris?
-Sounds like the name of a song.
Let's have John and Chris into the question room, please.
Do you want to go first or second, John?
Um... I'll keep up the tradition. I'll go first.
First question, John, music.
What word is used to mean a short repeated phrase in jazz, pop and rock music?
I have a funny feeling...
Leonard Bernstein wrote something about riffs.
And I think
I'm going to go with riff.
-Riff sounds good to me.
-Sounds good to me, too. It's the right answer.
Which comedy troupe's recordings included The Ying Tong song from 1956?
AS BLUEBOTTLE: You rotten swine, you.
-That was the Goons.
-The Goons? That's correct.
Let's answer some more questions, John.
What is the nationality of "the girl"
in the Michael Jackson single that reached number 13 in the UK in 1989?
Peruvian sounds quite exotic.
Shall I go with that? What do you think, K-9?
-Be careful. I'll go with Peruvian.
K-9 will be upset. It's Liberian.
The girl in the Michael Jackson song
In the lyrics to Madonna's Vogue, the phrase "gave good face" follows the name of which actress?
Bette Davis Eyes is another song altogether,
so I don't think it's Bette Davis.
-Ingrid Bergman, you think, for "gave good face"?
-Katy, did I hear you...?
-I think Rita Hayworth.
Rita Hayworth, as Behind The Sofa got there.
No damage done, John.
Thank you very much. That's what I like to hear.
Who sang Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head in the film Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid?
Again, I'm going to have to guess.
And I think I'm going to go straight down the middle
and say Willie Nelson.
Sacha Distel had a hit with it.
-KATY: With a French accent.
-# Keep falling on my 'ead #
-BJ Thomas is right?
-BJ Thomas, John...
-..as Frazer got.
Sang it in Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid.
They were riding round on a bike.
I'd like to hear Willie Nelson's version. Very interesting.
Maybe he's done one. It would be a good version.
Chris, you can win the round here.
Pirelli's Miracle Elixir is a song from which musical?
Sounds like something pushed out by a snake oil salesman
in the early days of the West, so it's got to be Oklahoma.
-What do you think, Daphne?
-I think he's right.
-It's Sweeney Todd.
No miracle there.
And sudden death again.
-Here's your question, John.
What three-word German phrase is the common name for Mozart's Serenade No.13 for strings in G Major?
K-9 is telling me in my ear that it was Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.
Very nicely pronounced. Absolutely correct. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.
Serenade No.13 for strings in G Major.
Chris has to get this.
PM Dawn's 1991 UK hit single Set Adrift On Memory Bliss contains substantial use of a sample
from which Spandau Ballet song?
The only Spandau Ballet song I can call to mind is Gold.
It's a horrible cacophony, in my book.
-I have to go with Gold.
-It's not Gold. It's another single-word title.
Which is what your answer was not.
John, you're in the final round!
You and K-9.
-Both of you, that'll bolster the team.
John, would you come back and join your team? And you as well, Chris?
This is what we've been playing towards, the final round, which is general knowledge.
Those who lost your head-to-heads
won't be allowed to take part.
So, Louise and Katy from Behind The Sofa,
and Chris and Judith from the Eggheads would you leave the studio?
Colin, Frazer and John, you're playing to win £6,000 for charity.
Daphne, Barry and Pat are playing for something money can't buy,
the Eggheads' reputation.
I'll ask each team three questions in turn. All general knowledge. You ARE allowed to confer.
Colin, Frazer and John, are your three brains better than the Eggheads' three?
-Would you like to go first or second?
-We decided to continue the trend and go first.
General knowledge, anything can come up. Here's your first question.
Who helped to put the electronic music device the Stylophone on the map
in the 1960s and '70s through marketing and advertising?
That was the wonderful bearded Rolf Harris.
-Not Keith Harris?
GRUFFLY: Not whispering Bob, either.
Yes, Rolf Harris. Good start for Behind The Sofa.
Which creature is commonly said to be "in the room"
to denote a problem considered to be too awkward to discuss?
That's the elephant, Dermot.
-The elephant in the room.
-It's correct, Eggheads.
Both eased in. Let's ratchet it up a bit.
Which football club did Rafael Benitez manage
immediately before joining Liverpool in 2004?
I've got a feeling it was Valencia, but I honestly don't know.
-I'll go with you, then.
Valencia's a nice place. Let's go there.
-You go, Colin.
-We trust you, Colin.
We're going for Valencia.
Trusting the Doctor.
Right to do so. It's correct.
Certainties kind of disappear,
when faced with those choices.
You've got two out of two.
So, Eggheads behind here. Which member of the Beatles
set up his own label called Dark Horse Records in 1974?
I know George Harrison set up a film company.
Did he set up a record label as well?
< Don't know the answer to this.
I can't think...
I'm sure John and Paul never set anything up.
I immediately thought George Harrison.
George Harrison, but we're very unsure.
It is the right answer. George Harrison.
Back to Behind The Sofa,
who've been going really well.
In 2003, Sir Ranulph Fiennes published a biography of which explorer?
I have a feeling that it might be Scott.
I think it might be Scott. That's the kind of exploration...
-It's an instinctive feel.
-He's mainly interested in...
-It seems too obvious, but sometimes the obvious...
We all have a similar feeling, without the actual knowledge.
-We think it's Captain Scott.
-You've got a feeling.
It's the right feeling. Well done.
Yes. He's lost several digits, hasn't he, through frostbite?
-He's chopped some of them off himself.
Captain Scott appearing again in the quiz, and identified by Behind The Sofa.
Eggheads, if you get this wrong, they have beaten you.
What French term was used for the 1940s and '50s European equivalent of America's abstract expressionism?
BARRY: I'm certain it was Tachisme.
I'm assured it's Tachisme.
"Tachisme". It's the right answer.
Well done, Eggheads.
This has been so close! We're always going to sudden death.
And in the final round - you could put money on it.
Behind The Sofa, no choices.
Between 1969 and 1973, the singer Lulu was married to which pop music performer?
-Remember I need a correct first name and...
-Your answer is...?
-You're absolutely certain.
It's the right answer. Got to get your Gibbs right, of the Bee Gees.
Maurice Gibb married to Lulu
for those years in the late '60s, early '70s.
Eggheads, which figures from Scandinavian mythology take their name
from the old Norse meaning "chooser of the slain"?
-What, they gather them up and take them off?
-We're going for Valkyries.
It's correct, Eggheads. You're not slain!
What have you got to do?
You are doing fantastically. You're just...
-You're doing it to them.
You're cruising along. Wonderful stuff.
Best of luck with this one.
Which 1937 Astaire and Rogers musical film features the couple
performing Let's Call The Whole Thing Off on rollerskates?
-What titles can you...?
-Yeah. There's Top Hat, F...
-Flying Down To Rio?
-Flying Down To Rio.
-What was the year again?
Astaire and Rogers singing Let's Call The Whole Thing Off on rollerskates in which film?
-Yes, all right.
With no real confidence, alas, we're coming up with Top Hat.
Top Hat, Astaire and Rogers.
But it's not Top Hat. Eggheads? You might know, Daphne.
-Shall We Dance?
-It is Shall We Dance?
But it wasn't your question, so you don't win with that!
Here is your question.
Which city is home to the headquarters of the European Space Agency?
I think they control some of their gadgets from Darmstadt but it's not the centre.
-My first thought was Paris.
-I can't think of any strong rival.
-I just think it's Paris.
-Slight doubt, but we're going for Paris.
-You just think it's Paris?
It's the right answer, Eggheads. You've won.
Hot diggity dog! Very generous of you. Cracking stuff there.
Just, after so many questions, one in it.
So, the Eggheads have done what comes naturally.
Their winning streak continues. You won't be going home with £6,000.
The money rolls over. Eggheads, congratulations.
Who will beat you?
Join us to see if a team of former Radio 1 DJs have the brains to defeat the Eggheads.
£7,000 says they don't. Until then, goodbye.
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Dermot Murnaghan hosts a celebrity special of the show where every day a new team of challengers take on probably the greatest quiz team in Britain. The Eggheads are made up of some of the country's top quiz champions, including Mastermind Champion of Champions Pat Gibson, Are You An Egghead? winner Barry Simmons, Millionaire winner Judith Keppel, International Mastermind winner Chris Hughes and four times world quiz champion Kevin Ashman.
Can a team from Doctor Who featuring Colin Baker, Katy Manning, Frazer Hines, Louise Jameson and John Leeson triumph over the general knowledge Goliaths and win the cash prize for their charity or will it go to the Children in Need appeal?