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Episode 2

Jeremy Vine hosts. Can a team of antiques experts featuring David Harper, Gary Pe, Raj Bisram, Danny Sebastian and Caroline Hawley win a cash prize for charity?


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These people are amongst the greatest quiz players in Britain.

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Together they make up the Eggheads,

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arguably the most formidable quiz team in the country.

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The question is, can they be beaten?

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Welcome to a special celebrity edition of Eggheads,

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the show where a team of five quiz challengers pit their wits

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against possibly the greatest quiz team in Britain.

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Here they are, the Eggheads.

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-How are you feeling, Eggs?

-Brilliant.

-Brilliant, they say.

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And hoping to topple the Eggheads today are Provenonsense.

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Now, everyone on this team will be familiar to you

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for the expert antiques knowledge they regularly display on TV -

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and at this point my producer wants me to say something

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about dusty old relics,

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while the director gets a shot of Chris and Kevin,

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but I have refused to say something as rude as that

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about two of our more senior Eggheads.

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Did you get the shot? OK.

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Move on. Let's meet the team.

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Hi there. I'm David Harper.

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I'm an antiques dealer and a presenter on BBC shows like Flog It,

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Bargain Hunt, the Antiques Road Trip

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and Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.

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I'm also an artist.

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I paint very big, bright and bold pictures.

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Hello, my name is Raj Bisram.

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I'm an antiques expert on television.

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I'm passionate about antiques,

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and I think, looking at this team,

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I'm probably the nearest thing to an antique there is.

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Hello. I'm Caroline Hawley.

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I've had a shop since the age of 20.

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I'm now an auctioneer and BBC TV expert working on Bargain Hunt,

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Flog It and Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.

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And I love it all.

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Hello. Gary Pe is my name and antiques my game.

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I'm one of the newest experts on Bargain Hunt,

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although by no means the youngest.

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In fact, I'm almost an antique myself.

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Or, as my friends like to call me, a little bit of old tat.

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Hiya, I'm Danny Sebastian.

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I'm an antique dealer and I'm also an antique expert.

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You may well have seen me on programmes like BBC Bargain Hunt

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or Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.

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-So David and team, hello.

-Hello.

-How wonderful to see you all.

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And we will get onto antiques - but, David, I'm just thinking,

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have you got some sort of quiz strategy here?

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No. Were we supposed to put together some sort of plan?!

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Nobody mentioned that to me at all!

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We've decided we are rubbish.

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What we do is blag it on our shows.

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Whatever we think, we say,

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and I think that's possibly a really bad idea.

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You've got knowledge, David.

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I always think antiques are, in a way,

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they're material history, object history, aren't they?

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Yes. Well, history is probably the big one for all of us,

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but that's about it.

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Antiques and history, they are our two trick ponies.

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OK, I hope it ends well.

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Good luck, team. Every day there is £1,000 worth of cash up for grabs

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for our Challengers' chosen charity.

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However, if they fail to defeat the Eggheads,

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the prize money rolls over to the next show.

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So, Provenonsense,

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I can tell you the Eggheads won the last celebrity game.

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So there is £2,000 for you to play for now.

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Would you like to try?

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-Absolutely.

-I can't wait for this.

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The first head-to-head battle is on the subject of Sport.

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So, we're going to see what you're made of.

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You can take either Beth, Kevin, Chris, Dave or Lisa on.

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-I'm out on the Sport thing.

-I know nothing!

-I'm good at Sport.

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You're good at Sport.

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-Happy?

-Yeah.

-OK.

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-We're going to go with Danny.

-Danny, which Egghead would you like?

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Danny, who looks non-sporting?

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Well, it's not by the fact that he looks non-sporting,

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but I think I'll go with Chris.

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Oh, that's going to make him so cross.

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Some things can't be mentioned.

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Sport and Chris can't be mentioned in the same breath.

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Well done, Danny. You are going on Sport for Provenonsense.

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Chris is being dragged into the Question Room.

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Please, both of you go there now.

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You are up against Chris on Sport.

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Danny, you can go first or second.

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I'll go first, please.

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And here we go. Good luck, Danny.

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Which of these sportswomen was born first?

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Denise Lewis has...

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Has she retired?

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That puts her at a fair age.

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Jessica Ennis-Hill?

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For some reason I'm getting steered towards Katarina Johnson-Thompson.

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Right, I am going to go with...

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..Katarina Johnson-Thompson.

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OK. Katarina is still competing.

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Jessica Ennis-Hill retired. Denise Lewis is in the commentary box.

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Denise Lewis is the answer.

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She was born first.

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Don't you worry. Chris's question.

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Who won the Formula One Drivers' World Championship in 2016?

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I think it was a major upset

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that Lewis Hamilton didn't win it.

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I don't think it was Jenson Button either. So I'll say Nico Rosberg.

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Nico Rosberg is correct.

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Well done. So he has got one.

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See if you can pull back now, Danny.

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At the Sydney Olympics,

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Audley Harrison won a gold medal in which weight division?

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Audley Harrison would have been super-heavyweight.

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Super-heavyweight is the right answer.

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Well done.

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OK. Chris, it's your question.

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You're level. Which of these is a popular scoring system

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used in amateur golf?

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Texas hold 'em is a form of poker.

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I think it is the Stableford system, Jeremy.

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-Stableford.

-Let's see.

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-Eggheads? ALL:

-Yes.

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Stableford is right.

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I'm afraid he is getting them right at the moment, Danny.

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It's a bit annoying with these Eggheads.

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It does mean you need to get this one to stay in.

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The wicket keeper batsman Jos Buttler

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joined which county cricket team in 2014?

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I think I'm going to have to take a wild guess at this one.

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I'm just not sure, to be honest.

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I think they are all quite good cricket teams.

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I think it's either Yorkshire...

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For some reason I'm being steered towards Yorkshire or Lancashire.

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I actually live in Lancashire,

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so if I say Yorkshire I don't think I'm ever going to live it down.

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So I'm going to go with Lancashire.

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I'm glad you did. It's right.

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Two out of three for you.

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Chris can take the round with this.

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The rugby union player Gavin Hastings

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typically played in which position for Scotland and the British

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and Irish Lions?

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I never know these rugby positions.

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Gavin Hastings, he was a bit of a big lad, wasn't he?

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He would have been a full-back, surely.

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-Let's see. Beth, do you know?

-Yeah, he is a full-back.

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Full-back is right, Chris. Oh, Danny, that is so annoying!

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I thought he was going to struggle with that.

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So you have been knocked out, I'm afraid.

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It can be quite swift, can't it?

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Chris, Sport, you are through to the final.

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-Look at that! Fighting talk.

-He can't hear us.

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The stakes have just gone up a little bit here.

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Please come back, gentlemen. Rejoin your teams, we'll play on.

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OK, so, a difficult start for Provenonsense.

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What is the antiques equivalent of what has happened?

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-The door has fallen off?

-Rubbish!

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-Just a loose hinge?

-Yeah, yeah. Something like that.

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Needing a little restoration work, shall we say?

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Little bit of French polishing and it will be fine.

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It always works wonders.

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So you have lost a brain on this side.

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The Eggheads all still there.

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They're looking a bit too smug, so let's take one of them down.

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The next subject is Film & TV.

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Who would like this?

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Caroline, how are you on Film & TV?

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Not brilliant, I don't think. Is anybody...?

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Danny?!

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-Danny can't play every round.

-Yeah, but Danny is doing so well.

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He has done better than any of us so far.

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I think any of us really will be...

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-I'm not good or bad.

-I'm not good on film, really.

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Raj? I think it's down to you, mate!

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-What do you think, Film & TV? Any good?

-Not really.

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-What are you good at?

-Geography.

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I'll do it! To save you boys arguing, I'll do it!

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-No, I'll do it! I'll do it!

-Sure?

-Yes.

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-Caroline.

-Choose an Egghead.

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That's the key thing, that's the first big decision.

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It can't be Chris.

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Oh, Film & TV.

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I would like to choose Dave, please.

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All right. Known as Tremendous Knowledge.

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Tremendous Knowledge!

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So, Caroline from Provenonsense versus Dave from the Eggheads,

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Film & TV.

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Please take your positions.

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Caroline, you run your own auction business.

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We have one down our road and I always say to my wife,

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I beg her to let me buy the suit of armour, every time,

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whenever one comes in. And she'll never let me do it.

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I want you to call my wife and tell her why she should let me buy it.

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She just thinks it would look ridiculous

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standing in the middle of our bedroom.

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It's great! Why not? Why not?!

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I can tell your team-mates think the same.

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No, no. Sounds good to me.

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Film & TV, Caroline.

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Would you like to go first or second?

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I would like to go first, please.

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So here we go. I know it's not quite the subject you might have chosen,

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but let's see how you do. Your first question.

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Davina McCall was the presenter of which TV series from 2000 to 2010?

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Right. I don't watch lots of TV, I have to say.

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But I know it's not Top Gear.

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And it's not Pop Idol.

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-It's Big Brother.

-It is indeed Big Brother.

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Yes. How Davina made her name, really.

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Dave, on to you. Who plays the title role in the zombie comedy film

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Shaun of the Dead?

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I think that's Simon Pegg.

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It is indeed Simon Pegg, yeah.

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OK, back to you Caroline.

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Mrs Pumphrey and her spoiled dog Tricki Woo

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were recurring characters in which TV drama series?

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I don't think it is Auf Wiedersehen, Pet.

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I'm going to go with All Creatures Great And Small.

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-Let me check with your team-mates. Team?

-No doubt about it.

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No doubt about it, they like that.

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All Creatures Great And Small is right.

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Two out of two, well done.

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Dave, which TV game show of the 1970s, '80s and '90s

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featured two teams of celebrities playing a game of charades?

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It is not a Game For a Laugh or Call My Bluff.

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The charades one was Give Us a Clue.

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Give Us a Clue is right. Imagine someone pitching that now!

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Would that...?

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No. I don't think so.

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It's not going to threaten Bargain Hunt!

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OK. Caroline, might be a crucial moment.

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Get this right and then you get some pressure on Dave,

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and maybe his door falls off.

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That is the only antique analogy I've got, guys.

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-It's a good one.

-Thank you. The cupboard falls over.

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Caroline, who plays the role of the wizard Grindelwald

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in the 2016 film Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them?

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I think...

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..maybe not Johnny Depp.

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I'm going to go with...

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-..George Clooney.

-Do your team know?

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-Let's see.

-I would have guessed Johnny Depp.

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-Yeah.

-Oh!

-It is Johnny Depp.

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So, two out of three, just like Danny.

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Let's see if it's enough to get you into Sudden Death.

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Dave, you can take the round with this third question.

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In which TV drama series did David Morrissey play the role

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of a soldier named Sam Webster?

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It's not Line Of Duty.

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It could be The Missing and it could be The Fall.

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I might have to take this one, take the fall myself.

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I'll go for The Fall, please.

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Oh. OK.

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It's about a serial killer.

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-Right, so it's The Missing.

-Yeah, I think that's all I need to say,

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-really.

-Yes, it is. Yeah.

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The answer is The Missing, Dave.

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You go to Sudden Death with him, Caroline.

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A little bit of progress for your team here.

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So here it gets a bit harder - I don't give you options.

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Old Ned was the theme tune to which long-running TV sitcom

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of the 1960s and '70s?

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Do you know, I really don't know. Nothing's leaping out at me.

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Rising Damp.

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No, it's Steptoe And Son.

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-Oh, no!

-It's kind of right up your street.

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-No, that is so bad. No.

-Because, in a funny way,...

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-Of course it is.

-And Steptoe and Son were not antiques dealers,

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-but they were...

-Rag and bone men.

-Rag and bone men. Right.

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So they were a few steps down.

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-Yeah, thanks.

-Oh, I thought you'd go straight there.

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Steptoe And Son. Never mind.

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OK, Dave, for the round, the celebrity agent Ari Gold,

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played by Jeremy Piven, is a character in which TV comedy series?

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I'm just having a think about what it's called.

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I know the programme.

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Entourage.

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Yes, it is Entourage, Dave, well done.

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Sorry, Caroline, beaten by our Egghead, there.

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He's pretty good, old Dave.

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And he's won the round and you've been knocked out.

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So, Caroline, Dave, please return and we will play on.

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OK, Provenonsense have now lost a second brain from the final round.

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The Eggheads are all there, intact, shells on.

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The next subject for you is History.

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Now this should be good, right?

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-So...

-Oh, now, you see, there's the pressure.

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-The pressure's there.

-You wanted History.

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Yeah, thanks, Raj. You wanted History, as well.

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-I don't mind.

-There are three historians left.

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-I don't mind doing it.

-OK.

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-David.

-Yeah.

-So, David, who would you like to take on?

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Kevin, Beth and Lisa - who looks unhistorical?

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-Very good question.

-Lacking in history knowledge.

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One of them's going to be deeply offended

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by this choice, aren't they?

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I think... I know Lisa's done Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

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and, I think, Beth, you need to do a Celebrity Antiques Road Trip,

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so I'm going to choose you.

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-Oh.

-OK. That sounds like an invitation.

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-Yeah.

-David from Provenonsense

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versus Beth from the Eggheads on History.

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Please go to our Question Room now.

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So, History.

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I think History's good for an antiques expert, I really do.

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It should be.

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It should be. That's part of the problem, I know.

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David, do you want to go first or second against Beth?

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I want to get it out of the way.

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Jeremy, I want to go first, please.

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Here we go, then.

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In his 1775 speech to the Virginia Convention,

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Patrick Henry famously said "give me liberty or give me" what?

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OK, 1775, so this is George III

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and we're talking about the American colonial civil war...

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Not civil war, the War of Independence here,

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aren't we, obviously?

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Death, imprisonment, or war.

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Give me liberty or give me...

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..war...

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-is my answer.

-War is your answer.

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Let's see. Do you know, Challengers?

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-Death, I think it's death.

-It is death.

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-Oh!

-Give me liberty or give me death.

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And, Beth, your question.

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Which of these historical figures was born first?

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I hope that was Napoleon.

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Napoleon is the right answer.

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David, in 44 BC, which man adopted Octavian,

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the future Roman emperor Augustus?

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I think I'm better in the Georgian period, to be honest.

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I think we're going back too far here.

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Surely one of the emperors, so Nero or Julius Caesar.

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I think Julius Caesar is later, isn't he?

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I'm going to go Nero.

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Let's see from our Eggheads. Is he right?

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-It's Julius Caesar.

-Julius Caesar.

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Julius Caesar is the answer.

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-Sorry, guys.

-The 50-50 is...

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-Yeah.

-..getting to you.

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All right, Beth, your question.

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You can take the round with this.

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The American criminal Charles Floyd, born in 1904,

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was best known by what nickname?

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They all sound like very Chicago-esque, mobster-type names.

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I bet Chris is sitting there on his hands, rocking, going,

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"It's such and such."

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Charles Floyd.

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My first thought from those is Pretty Boy,

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so I'll go with that.

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-Pretty Boy.

-Let's see if Chris does know.

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Is it right?

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Yeah, see, you mugs, it is Pretty Boy Floyd, yeah.

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-Pretty Boy Floyd is the right answer.

-Yay!

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Well done, Beth.

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You've won the round.

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David, sorry, beaten by our Eggheads on History

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and therefore not in the final. Please return to us.

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One more round to play before the final.

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-OK, bad luck there, David.

-Oh, well.

-It happens.

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I know that Roman emperors are not covered in the world of antiques.

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Provenonsense have lost three brains from the final round.

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The Eggheads have not lost any.

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The next subject is Geography.

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-Not me.

-Raj, it's got to be you.

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He's been talking about geography all day.

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Shires and counties.

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You're going to have to do it, aren't you?

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Yeah. I'm going to have to do it.

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And it's Kevin or Lisa.

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-Lisa, please.

-Okey dokey.

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So, Raj from Provenonsense is going to play Lisa from the Eggheads.

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OK, please go to the Question Room for the last round.

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So, Raj, would you like to go first or second against Lisa?

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Jeremy, I'd like to go first, please.

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All right, good luck, Raj, against Lisa on Geography, and here we go.

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Which of these oceans is the smallest by surface area?

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Well, I'm pretty certain it's not the Pacific.

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I'm going to go down the middle. I'm going to say Indian, Jeremy.

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-Do we like that, team?

-We do, we do.

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We like it. Indian's right.

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Lisa, your question.

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The Tay is the longest river in which country of the UK?

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The Tay? T-A-Y?

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-T-A-Y.

-Just checking.

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I think you'll find that in Scotland.

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Scotland is right.

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Raj, in which part of the UK is the town of Harrogate?

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Harrogate. Well, it's definitely not Scottish Borders

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and I've been to the West Country quite a lot

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just recently on Road Trips, so it's not the West Country.

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It's in North Yorkshire, Jeremy.

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North Yorkshire's correct.

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All right, so far a perfect round. Let's see, Lisa.

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Adelaide is the capital of which Australian state?

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It's the smirk on your face when you say the word Australia

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when you look at me, Jeremy.

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I notice you did not even bat an eyelid when I raised

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your most problematic country.

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Not even giving you the satisfaction any more.

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It's South Australia.

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Oh, right, you've been brushing up, have you?

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Little bit.

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South Australia is quite right.

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A year ago that might have floored Lisa, that question,

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but she's been, obviously, spending time with maps.

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All right, Raj, this is where a couple of your colleagues

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have come unstuck, on this beastly third question.

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Get this right, put Lisa under some pressure.

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Which of these countries has the largest population?

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Well, Australia's certainly the largest of them...

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..but probably not for population.

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I'm not sure about this one at all.

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I'm going to say...

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Spain, Jeremy.

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Don't say that. Japan!

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But I'm not sure about that.

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-We've got a slight paroxysm of agony going on in the team-mates.

-Yeah.

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Tell us why, team-mates.

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It's Japan.

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Yeah, Gary confirms Japan is the answer.

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OK, Lisa, here's your question, for the round.

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Which country is often referred to as the Giant of Africa?

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OK, well, if we are assuming it's on size, it ain't Rwanda.

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If it is on size, I'd guess it would be Nigeria.

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No, I don't know. I think that's the only reasoning I can go on.

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-We'll try Nigeria.

-Nigeria.

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Well the reason is to do with population, but also economy.

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The Giant of Africa is Nigeria,

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so, well done, Lisa, you've won that round.

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Raj, sorry. Ah, what can I say?

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-Close.

-Close!

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Close, indeed. Beaten by our Eggheads and, if you come back,

0:20:540:20:58

we're ready to play the final round.

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Excellent. I think we're all in, aren't we(?)

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LAUGHTER

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So, all very exciting, this is what we have been playing towards.

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It is time for our final round

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which, as always, is General Knowledge.

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But I'm afraid those of you who lost your head-to-heads

0:21:120:21:15

won't be allowed to take part in this round.

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So, David, Raj, Caroline and Danny from Provenonsense,

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would you please now leave the studio?

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Don't leave me!

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Well, Gary, you are playing to win Provenonsense £2,000.

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I know this was not quite the plan,

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for them all to end up in the sin bin.

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No, this is not what I wanted.

0:21:340:21:36

You can do it, you can do it.

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Beth, Kevin, Chris, Dave, Lisa,

0:21:370:21:39

you're playing for something that money can't buy,

0:21:390:21:41

the Eggheads' reputation

0:21:410:21:42

to withstand this celebrity onslaught you've been under today.

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As usual, I will ask each team three questions in turn -

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and this time they're all General Knowledge.

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Usually I say, Gary, you can confer,

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but I know this doesn't really help here.

0:21:520:21:55

The question is, can your one brain take down these five?

0:21:550:21:59

And then we can run the clip again and again on Bargain Hunt

0:21:590:22:02

when it happens. Would you like to go first or second?

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I'll be a rebel and go second, please.

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OK, so, the first question goes to the Eggheads.

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Cryptozoology is the study of what?

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-Legendary creatures.

-Legendary creatures?

-Yeah.

0:22:220:22:25

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

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It's legendary creatures.

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Yes, indeed, an example of that being the Eggheads.

0:22:290:22:31

Legendary creatures is correct.

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-GARY:

-Should have gone first!

-Oh, yeah.

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It's OK. Look, don't worry. Here we are.

0:22:350:22:37

We're still early days here in the final round.

0:22:370:22:39

Playing for £2,000.

0:22:390:22:40

Gary, in Greek mythology, who slayed the dragon Ladon?

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L-A-D-O-N.

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Achilles. Achilles heel.

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No, there's nothing to do with that. I don't think so.

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Paris I don't think has anything to do with that.

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I think it's Heracles.

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I think it's Heracles, too.

0:23:070:23:09

Well done.

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OK, Eggheads.

0:23:100:23:12

Which member of the Royal Family had a famous romantic association

0:23:120:23:15

with Group Captain Peter Townsend?

0:23:150:23:17

-Margaret. Margaret.

-Princess Margaret.

0:23:200:23:22

It was Princess Margaret.

0:23:230:23:25

It was Princess Margaret, well done.

0:23:250:23:28

OK, Gary, your question.

0:23:280:23:30

Which comedian, who passed away in 1995,

0:23:300:23:34

is often referred to as the father of modern satire?

0:23:340:23:38

I would say it's Peter Cook.

0:23:430:23:44

You're playing confidently. You're quite right again.

0:23:460:23:48

Peter Cook is right.

0:23:480:23:49

I think you've rattled them here with your decisiveness.

0:23:530:23:57

Eggheads, third question.

0:23:570:23:58

Which of these famous archaeological finds is located in Suffolk?

0:23:580:24:03

Sutton Hoo.

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Yeah. Actually been there. Very interesting site.

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It's Sutton Hoo.

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Sutton Hoo is right.

0:24:140:24:16

Not a hair out of place, so far.

0:24:160:24:18

Just get this right, Gary, and then they could fall into total shambles.

0:24:180:24:24

Here's your question.

0:24:240:24:25

Operation Eagle Claw was a failed mission by the US military

0:24:250:24:30

in April 1980 to rescue hostages being held in which country?

0:24:300:24:34

It's not Russia...

0:24:380:24:40

and I don't think it's North Korea, either.

0:24:400:24:42

Who was President then, was that...?

0:24:420:24:45

I think it was Jimmy Carter.

0:24:450:24:46

In which case, I do believe that that would be Iran.

0:24:470:24:50

The answer's Iran.

0:24:520:24:54

It was just before Reagan took over, and it was a real humiliation,

0:24:540:24:57

and it was Jimmy Carter, and it was Iran.

0:24:570:24:59

Well done, Gary, three out of three.

0:24:590:25:01

Oh, I'm feeling the tension now.

0:25:020:25:04

You've pulled it back here.

0:25:040:25:05

Scores are level, we go to Sudden Death.

0:25:050:25:08

It gets a bit harder, as you know, Eggheads,

0:25:080:25:10

you've been here so many times. I do not give you different choices.

0:25:100:25:12

Here is your question.

0:25:120:25:14

The arctic explorer, diplomat and scientist

0:25:140:25:17

Fridtjof Nansen was born in which country?

0:25:170:25:20

-Norwegian.

-Norwegian, yeah.

0:25:210:25:23

He was born in Norway. Norwegian.

0:25:230:25:25

Norway's right.

0:25:250:25:27

Gary...

0:25:280:25:29

Sussudio was a 1985 hit single for which UK singer?

0:25:290:25:35

Oh, no.

0:25:350:25:36

Phil Collins?

0:25:390:25:40

You're right!

0:25:420:25:43

JEREMY LAUGHS

0:25:430:25:45

How brilliant.

0:25:470:25:48

-No!

-Yes!

0:25:480:25:50

Well done, you.

0:25:520:25:53

All right, maybe this is going to happen. I'm feeling it now.

0:25:530:25:56

Something in the air tonight!

0:25:560:25:58

Here we go. Watch the Eggheads crumble now.

0:25:590:26:02

In the early 20th century, Daisy Greville, the Countess of Warwick,

0:26:020:26:07

threatened to publish intimate letters revealing an affair

0:26:070:26:10

between herself and which king when he was Prince of Wales?

0:26:100:26:13

It's got to be Edward VII.

0:26:140:26:16

THEY TALK OVER ONE ANOTHER

0:26:160:26:18

Yes, basically, yes.

0:26:180:26:20

-So, yeah.

-OK?

-I can't think of any others.

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The then-king in the early 20th century was Edward VII,

0:26:230:26:26

who'd been Prince of Wales for a very long time indeed,

0:26:260:26:29

so it would have been tricky for it to have been anybody else.

0:26:290:26:32

So, Edward VII.

0:26:320:26:34

Edward VII is quite right.

0:26:340:26:35

Apparently their affair took place when he was Prince of Wales.

0:26:350:26:38

OK, I'm afraid... I was hoping they'd stumble there,

0:26:380:26:41

-but they didn't.

-Obviously I got that question.

0:26:410:26:43

When there's all five of them, it's very hard.

0:26:430:26:45

The brains are all working in sync.

0:26:450:26:47

Here's your question. Sudden Death - you've got to get this right.

0:26:470:26:50

The 2012 novel A Week In Winter was the last to be written

0:26:500:26:55

by which Irish author?

0:26:550:26:56

I don't even know any contemporary Irish authors, unfortunately, so...

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No. I'll need to pass. Nothing.

0:27:050:27:08

-Sorry.

-OK.

0:27:080:27:09

A Week In Winter.

0:27:090:27:11

You've passed. Do you know, Eggheads?

0:27:110:27:13

-Maeve Binchy.

-I'd have gone Binchy, yeah.

0:27:130:27:15

-Maeve Binchy.

-Yes.

-Oh.

0:27:150:27:17

-Not even close.

-Not even... OK.

0:27:180:27:20

Well, there's some consolation in that.

0:27:200:27:22

The answer is Maeve Binchy

0:27:220:27:23

and we say congratulations, Eggheads, you have won.

0:27:230:27:26

Well, there we are.

0:27:310:27:32

You're a quizzer, Gary, there's no question.

0:27:320:27:34

Definitely a quizzer.

0:27:340:27:35

That Phil Collins answer was miraculous.

0:27:350:27:37

Oh, dear. It was the only one from the 1980s that I could think of.

0:27:370:27:41

Yeah, but really well done. I'm sorry.

0:27:410:27:42

Maeve Binchy, if it's not there, it's not there.

0:27:420:27:44

It's a bit obscure for me.

0:27:440:27:45

But thank you so much for playing. Thanks, team, at the back.

0:27:450:27:49

Great to see you.

0:27:490:27:50

-What fun. I hope you enjoyed it.

-Oh, absolutely. It was great.

0:27:510:27:54

You've definitely done them proud, you really, really have.

0:27:540:27:57

Commiserations to our Challengers, our celebrities.

0:27:570:28:00

The Eggheads have done what comes naturally to them.

0:28:000:28:02

You still reign supreme over even celebrity quiz land.

0:28:020:28:06

I'm afraid it means you haven't won the £2,000

0:28:060:28:08

so the money rolls over to our next show.

0:28:080:28:09

Someone's going to win it, surely, at some point -

0:28:090:28:12

but I wonder, Eggheads, you are in very good form.

0:28:120:28:15

Join us next time to see if a new team of celebrity Challengers

0:28:150:28:17

have the brains to defeat the Eggheads.

0:28:170:28:20

£3,000 says they don't.

0:28:200:28:22

Until then, goodbye.

0:28:220:28:23

Jeremy Vine hosts a special celebrity edition of the show where every day a new team of challengers take on arguably the greatest quiz team in Britain - the Eggheads.

Can a team of antiques experts featuring David Harper, Gary Pe, Raj Bisram, Danny Sebastian and Caroline Hawley triumph over the general knowledge goliaths and win the cash prize for their charity?