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Jeremy Vine hosts. Can a team of news presenters featuring Babita Sharma, Charlie Stayt, Sally Magnusson, Martine Croxall and Clive Myrie win the cash prize for their 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 against

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possibly the greatest quiz team in Britain.

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They are the Eggheads.

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-How are you feeling today?

-Very feisty.

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I reckon they are looking a little bit worried today.

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Helping to create headlines against our quiz Goliaths are

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the Ron Burgundys.

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This team of familiar faces from

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the world of news presenting can often be

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found asking difficult questions,

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but they have assured me they are also very good at answering them.

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In fact, one of the team is so fond of quizzing that he has returned for

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another bash at the Eggheads.

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So, let's meet them.

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Hello, I'm Charlie Stayt, Presenter of BBC Breakfast.

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Hello, I'm Babita Sharma,

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presenter for BBC World News and

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you'll have seen me on Supermarket Secrets.

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Hello, I'm Martine Croxall.

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I'm a presenter with the BBC News Channel and host of The Papers.

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I'm Sally Magnusson. I'm a presenter on BBC Reporting Scotland,

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I spent most of my childhood watching my father host Mastermind,

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and I wish to goodness I had paid more attention.

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Hello, I'm Clive Myrie.

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I am a BBC News presenter and I am a correspondent.

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-So, Charlie and team, hello. ALL:

-Hello.

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Great to see you. Lovely to have news people in,

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I can see you've already slightly intimidated them.

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So... The disc shook a little bit over here, honestly.

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And, Charlie, you are coming back for more.

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It's been a while. I had to recover for quite a long time,

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it's been a long time since I was last here, but...

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What happened last time? I honestly can't remember.

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Well, I think I've blurred it out.

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I've deliberately got rid of all memory of it.

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There was a point when I went head-to-head with Kevin.

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-Right.

-And at the time, I didn't know that was a very bad idea.

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-But it turned out to be.

-It is quite a nice screen grab.

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In the booth with Kevin, because he is probably, he's not here today,

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the most knowledgeable person in the English-speaking world.

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-I think.

-Yeah.

-It's quite extraordinary.

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-So am I to assume that that maybe didn't go quite as planned, that round?

-It didn't go well.

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-It didn't go well.

-Is there anything you are looking

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for today, Charlie, to answer, or any strong areas?

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No, I would echo the thing you said a moment ago.

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I would echo the thought that probably, I speak for all of us here,

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which is that we are so much more

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-happy asking questions than answering them.

-Absolutely.

-Yep.

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-That's so true.

-It's horrible.

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Yeah. Babita, do you feel the same about that?

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Absolutely. We are feeling pretty nervous, I'd say.

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We are well out of our comfort zone.

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We really are out of our comfort zone. Any tips, Jeremy, for us?

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Well, just don't snatch at it. That would be the main thing.

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Occasionally we've just had people go for the first thing and sometimes

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get it wrong, but I don't know.

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What is your famous tip, Judith?

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You've got a brilliant one. Always choose the Pacific...?

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Oh, yes, islands live in the Pacific.

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If it's food, it's bound to be cheese.

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If you don't know about the animal, it's an antelope.

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Right, OK. Well, there...

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-Very good.

-Yes.

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So we've learned a few workarounds here.

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-But that could make...

-She could be bluffing.

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Well, this lot are very dodgy, it has to be said.

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They are scary even in daylight.

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Good luck, challengers.

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-Thank you.

-Good luck, news people.

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Every day there is £1,000 worth of cash for grabs for our challengers'

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chosen charity. 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, Ron Burgundys, the Eggheads have won the last two celebrity games,

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so the first two celebrity teams came unstuck.

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It does mean that there's £3,000 if you beat them today.

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-Would you like to try?

-Yes!

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Brilliant. Said with a real determination.

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

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And you can choose either Judith or Beth, perhaps Steve or Lisa.

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-Who would like music?

-Who's taking music?

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Somebody said they wanted...

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Who do we dump that subject on?

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-I don't mind.

-I think it was you.

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-Yeah. Is it going to be me?

-I don't mind.

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You're being very magnanimous.

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-Let's try it.

-Babita, OK.

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I thought that maybe the planning had come unstuck at an early stage

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-there.

-Planning?

-Planning?

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You had a conversation... ALL TALK AT ONCE

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You had a conversation but you couldn't remember it.

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OK. All right, Babita, which Egghead?

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-OK.

-OK, Steve.

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Yeah. All right. So, Babita from the Ron Burgundys versus Steve

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from the Eggheads on Music, and to ensure there is no conferring,

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please go to our famous question room.

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OK. So, your choice, Babita.

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We go to music. Would you like to go first or second?

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Second.

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Steve, your first question is this.

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The band Black Sabbath is best known for playing what type of music?

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Black Sabbath...

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Ah. Yeah, I'm just try to picture them doing jazz.

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It's heavy metal, Jeremy.

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It is indeed. Name a song.

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Black Sabbath? Paranoid.

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Paranoid. Babita, your first question.

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What type of musical instrument is the mandolin?

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Is the mandolin...?

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-Stringed.

-Stringed is right.

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Well done.

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So far the news team have not got a question wrong.

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-Can we stop now?

-We can stop now, thank you.

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We'll see you tomorrow.

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OK, Steve, your question. Which of these singers was born first?

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Hmm. It's obviously not Michael Buble.

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Um...

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Well, Tony Bennett is still around.

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I know he's old.

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But because Frank Sinatra is not,

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I'm tempted to say Frank Sinatra,

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so that'll be my answer.

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You see how they work? He's just

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deciding which one of them is not alive any more. That...

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That is the brilliant logic.

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Frank Sinatra is the right answer.

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OK, Babita, your second question.

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"I walked across an empty land,

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"I knew the pathway like the back of my hand."

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Are the opening lyrics to which song?

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Is this...

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I think I know the answer.

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Please be right.

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Somewhere Only We Know, by Keane.

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Somewhere Only We Know by Keane is correct.

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-Yes!

-Yes!

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Goodness knows how Karma Police starts, but it's not that.

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Steve, you've got the third question now.

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Justin Bieber's 2015 UK hit single Love Yourself

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was co-written with Benny Blanco and which other singer?

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Well, I could conceivably go wrong on this, because I don't know,

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but I do know that Ed Sheeran has

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written some stuff with Justin Bieber,

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and he tends to write for a lot of people.

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So on the basis of that, we'll say it's Ed Sheeran.

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Ed Sheeran is correct.

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Well done. Great song.

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Great songwriter. OK, Babita.

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Bit of pressure now. Because you let him go first.

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Get this right, we go to Sudden Death.

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Get it wrong...

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And you will be in the sin bin.

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Here's your question. Which composer famously wrote a ballet to be

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performed by elephants and another about a game of poker?

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Which composer?

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I'm going to go for a complete guess.

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And go for...

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Igor Stravinsky.

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-Eggheads?

-Well, Stravinsky wrote ballets...

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-Yes.

-Not sure the other two did.

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No-one is completely certain.

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But you are right, Babita.

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-Yes!

-Well done. It is Igor Stravinsky.

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Playing well, newshounds.

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All right, we go to Sudden Death.

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It gets a bit harder, as you know.

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I don't give you alternative answers.

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Your question, Sudden Death.

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Which work by George Gershwin is set in Catfish Row in South Carolina?

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-Porgy and Bess.

-Porgy and Bess is right.

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Babita, Marilyn Monroe and Shoes Upon The Table are songs from which

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long-running musical

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first professionally performed in Liverpool in 1983?

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I can name a lot of musicals, but they don't seem to fit,

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and all the ones that are coming to mind are, like, Phantom of the Opera,

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Miss Saigon, and none of those...

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Mary Poppins, I'm thinking Marilyn Monroe, Shoes On The Table,

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and it's got to be...

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Oh...

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What's wrong with me? Why can I not think?

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-Some Like It Hot.

-OK.

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It's not that. Let me see whether the challengers know.

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-Challengers?

-We have an answer, yeah.

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-Do you want to tell me?

-I think Liverpool is the key.

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-Yeah.

-Willy Russell. Liverpool.

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-Go on.

-Blood Brothers.

-Blood Brothers...

-Aw!

-..is the answer.

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I just went to see that.

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-Did you?

-Yes!

-No!

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Retrospectively, Jeremy, come on now!

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-No, seriously...

-I did!

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-Oh, no.

-Aawww...

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Sorry, Babita.

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Steve has won through. Steve has knocked you out.

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Steve will be in the final.

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Please return to us, both of you, and we'll play the next round.

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So the Ron Burgundys have lost a brain from the final round.

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The Eggheads have not lost any yet.

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But I know they feel it coming.

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The next subject is Science.

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Who would like this?

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-Oh, no! No-one wants this.

-Come on.

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There must be a scientist there.

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-Charlie?

-Well, look, the agreement we had, which is I think a really

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bad agreement, but I sort of put

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forward the idea that any subject that no-one else wanted...

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It was going to come to me.

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-OK. All right.

-And science was one of them.

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-Yeah.

-And you are team captain.

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-It was one of the 10.

-Anyone who knows me will know this is very,

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very bad. But there you go.

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Charlie from the Ron Burgundys versus who?

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I'm going to go for Judith,

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purely on the basis that she's been kind of giving me a weird look.

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And I don't know what it's about,

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but I think we just need to get it sorted out.

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-It's just very...

-Well, let's go and sort it out.

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She's psyching you out, man. Psyching you out.

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That is what she does. She pretends to be a bit absent, and then bang!

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She's on it.

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So, Charlie from the Ron Burgundys plays the legendary Judith.

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-Can I call you that?

-Oh, do, Jeremy.

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From the Eggheads. Please go to the question room now.

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Charlie, I should ask about the team name, the Ron Burgundys.

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What do you think of the name, Jeremy?

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It made me laugh. And even as I said it at the start,

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I noticed all your team laughed as well,

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so you were enjoying your own joke.

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Well, you see, the thing is, I think the theory was that people,

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I think in the news business, as you probably know, Jeremy,

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they can take themselves quite seriously sometimes.

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So it was our nod to the fact that, you know, it's not that serious.

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For those who don't know,

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Ron Burgundy was this fictional character in a film,

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played by Will Ferrell, and the film was Anchorman, and it is very funny, Charlie.

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It's a very funny film,

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and the wonderful thing about Will Ferrell, of course,

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was in that performance as Anchorman,

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masses of confidence but he was absolutely hopeless,

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which was the joy of the whole thing, really.

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Science, Charlie. Do you want to go first or second?

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I'll go first.

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Here is your first question. Good luck, Charlie.

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A geologist would typically be an expert in which of these subject areas?

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I will go for rocks.

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A geologist is an expert in rocks. You're right.

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Judith, by what name are meteors commonly known?

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Meteors. That's shooting stars, aren't they?

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Yes, they are shooting stars.

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Well done.

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Back to you, Charlie. In which century was the astronomer Edwin Hubble born?

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OK, so I'm thinking... Immediately I'm thinking,

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probably like a lot of people, the Hubble telescope.

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I'm thinking early but not that early,

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so I'm going to plump for the 17th.

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Let's see. If Kevin was here, he'd

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give us the birth and the death year. Can anyone do that?

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-No.

-Can you do that?

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No, I can only... He's from the 19th-century,

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but I can't give the exact years.

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OK. 19th-century, Charlie.

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Bit later than we thought.

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Judith, your question.

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The scientist Louis Pasteur is best known for his work in which field?

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Pasteurising.

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Um... I suppose that is Microbiology.

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Germs. He's good at germs, wasn't he?

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Microbiology is quite right.

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Yes, germs... Yes, exactly.

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Microbiology is right.

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I know you knew that, Charlie.

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Well, do you know, you...

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I don't know if you are saying that seriously, Jeremy.

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But I think I did know that answer.

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No, but I knew you knew it. I just thought you are having that thought

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-of, "Oh, I wish I had that one."

-Yeah, I was actually.

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But it's very sporting of you not to say it.

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-Yeah.

-OK. What name is given to the Northern boreal forest regions of

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Eurasia and North America that are thought to occupy about 17%

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of the land area of the world?

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And boreal we're spelling B-O-R-E-A-L, just so you know.

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So, as I look at those three words, Jeremy,

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the truth is I can only recall ever seeing one of them ever before.

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Which is Tundra.

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And I can't think of any... I can't think of any language issues or...

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..or clues elsewhere.

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So I'm going to have to go with Tundra.

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Any Eggheads know this?

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It's Taiga.

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Taiga. Why is it taiga?

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It's just the enormous birch forest,

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-conifers that stretch halfway around the world.

-OK.

-The steppes are

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treeless and the tundra is sort of grass and ice, so...

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So Pat says steppes are treeless and the tundra is grass and ice,

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and it is Taiga, Charlie, is the correct answer.

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Oh, Judith, that means you are through.

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There's no way back for Charlie here.

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So you are in the final round, Judith.

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-Oh!

-Sorry, team captain, you've been knocked out.

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Please return and rejoin your team-mates.

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So, as it stands, the Ron Burgundys have lost a second brain from the

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final round, and it is the captain as well.

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The Eggheads are all still sitting there,

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looking a little bit too confident.

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Time to take them down a peg or two.

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The next subject is Politics.

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Oh, now, it's going to be a fight now, isn't it?

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-Clive? It's got your name on it.

-OK.

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OK, Clive. This is yours.

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Against whom?

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And you can have Pat, Beth or Lisa?

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I'm feeling Beth.

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-Yeah.

-Um, Beth?

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If that's at all possible?

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Yes, sure. Clive from the Ron Burgundys is taking on Beth from the

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Eggheads on Politics. Let's see if the tide turns now.

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Please go to the question room.

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Good luck. Up against Beth, again one of our new Eggheads,

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and Clive you can go first or second.

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I'm going to go first.

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Right, here we go with your first question, Clive.

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Good luck. What term is used in an election to describe ballot papers

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that have been filled in incorrectly?

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Well, if you are burning ballots, that is arson,

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that's pretty serious.

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I don't think it is ripped ballots.

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I'm going to go for spoiled ballots.

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Spoiled ballots is quite right.

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Well done. Beth, your question.

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Which of these countries has been ruled by a

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Communist government for over 50 years?

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Um... Communist... I'm hoping that's Cuba.

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It is indeed Cuba.

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OK, Clive, you've been to Cuba, Clive?

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I have. I have.

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-Lovely country.

-Since Castro or...

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-during?

-No, no, no, this was during Castro.

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This was 1998, 1999.

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Here is your question. Which of these countries, Clive,

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is not a member of the European Union?

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Well, France is certainly part of the European Union.

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It is one of the founding members.

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Italy certainly is a member,

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so I will pluck for Russia.

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Yes. I'm glad you got that right.

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Although...

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we put the UK in there, it might have been a difficult one.

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That would have been tough.

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Beth, your second. In which year did

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Screaming Lord Sutch first stand for

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Parliament as a candidate for the Monster Raving Loony Party?

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I'm not sure he would have been old enough...

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possibly for '53. 2003, no,

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he was around before then. I'll go for 1983.

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Yes, absolutely. 1983.

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Two each.

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And back to you, Clive. Get this one right, this is...

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This may be important.

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What was the occupation of Theresa May's father?

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Now, Theresa May...

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I'm not feeling Anglican minister.

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A financial consultant or chemist?

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I'm going to go for chemist.

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I'm going to check with your colleagues.

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-Martine?

-No, Anglican minister.

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The middle one.

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It's Anglican minister, Clive.

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Oh! The thing I wasn't feeling.

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Argh!

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Beth, your question, you can take the round with this.

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What medical condition prevented Donald Trump from serving in the US Army in the Vietnam War?

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I thought this was something to do with his feet.

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And therefore the only thing that could probably...

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heel spurs so...

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I think it's bone spurs.

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You are in the final, there. Well done. Bone spurs it is. Three out of

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three. Clive, sorry, they are playing well today.

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-No worries. Well done, Beth.

-I must apologise.

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Have you even got a question wrong yet, Eggheads?

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No, that's Kirsty for the next one, isn't it?

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-I don't know if you have.

-That's a jinx.

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Oh, sorry, I'm always blamed for jinxing them.

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But, Clive, you've been beaten by our Egghead, I'm afraid,

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and knocked out. It's looking tricky but not impossible for our

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brilliant Ron Burgundys. Rejoin your teams, one more round to play.

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As it stands, the Ron Burgundys have lost three brains from the final round.

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The Eggheads are still sitting there,

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they're just sort of having a routine day.

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As far as they are concerned, you've got to take them down.

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Surprise them. It's Sport now.

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Oh, no!

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This is a disaster.

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Don't worry.

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The two people who really shouldn't be answering sport.

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-We know nothing about sport.

-You'll have to toss a coin for this.

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How much less about sport do I know than you?

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That is the question.

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-I'm really bad on sport.

-Shall I have a go?

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-OK.

-Yeah. Go on.

-Take one for the team.

-Go one.

-Go on, Martine.

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Listen, so we're going for Lisa or Pat now.

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Who doesn't watch sport very much?

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I think I'm going to pick Lisa, Jeremy.

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Martine from the Ron Burgundys versus our own Lisa from the Eggheads.

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Are you ready for this, Lisa?

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That was Martine's first right answer, because the gulf between

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what Pat knows about sport and what I know about

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-sport is this big.

-OK.

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Good.

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So she says.

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You've still got to face Pat in the final.

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Please go to the question room.

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Martine, how did this happen?

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I don't know. This is the worst thing that could have happened.

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Sport, Martine, do you want to go first or second?

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First, please.

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Here we go. Good luck.

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Who officially succeeded Sam Allardyce

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as England football manager in November 2016?

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I know it's not David Platt.

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I don't think it's Stuart Pearce.

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It's a kind of a semi-guess.

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Gareth Southgate.

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Yes, you've got it right. Well done. Gareth Southgate.

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Lisa. In tennis,

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what is called when a serve clips the top of the net

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but still lands correctly in the court? Lisa, is it...?

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That's a let.

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That is a let.

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Back to you, Martine.

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In which year did Phil "The Power" Taylor

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become a world darts champion for the first time

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by taking the BDO title?

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He's a name that I'd been aware of only more recently,

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not that I'm a regular darts follower.

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I'm going to go for 2010.

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Lisa, do you know?

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I probably would have gone 1990.

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Yeah, 1990 is the answer.

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That far back.

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I-I beg his pardon.

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There we go. 1990. That's actually a really interesting question,

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I would never have gone back that far.

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OK, Lisa, to take the lead, your second question.

0:20:510:20:53

Which of these sportsmen announced

0:20:530:20:55

his shock retirement from competition in December 2016?

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I think Novak Djokovic has definitely got unfinished business

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on the tennis court,

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and Ronnie's still playing -

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it was Nico Rosberg, after he won the world title.

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Nico Rosberg is quite right.

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OK, so,

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third question to you, Martine.

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The world champion boxer Ricky Burns was born in which country?

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Ricky Burns.

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Oh, dear.

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I'm just going to go with his surname. Burns.

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I'm going to say Scotland.

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Scotland. Does your team know?

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I think it's Northern Ireland.

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You think it's Northern Ireland. Lisa?

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-I actually don't know.

-Ah!

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-Ooh!

-OK, well, we'll go to the Oracle.

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-Pat?

-Well, I, initially, was very bullish on Scotland,

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but I'm now wondering about Northern Ireland.

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I thought I saw Sally shake her head, there.

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-Is it...?

-It is Scotland.

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-Is it?

-Ooh!

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Well, just as well I wasn't chosen for that. Well done.

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I'm not out of the woods yet, though, am I?

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No, not out of the woods, but let's see.

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If Lisa gets this right, you will be knocked out, but she may not.

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Lisa, in 2016,

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the Australian Wayne Bennett became the coach of the England team

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in which sport?

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Oh, Lisa, you know this. Come on.

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It's the fact I think I know it

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that would make me think it was probably rugby league, but...

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I don't pay that much attention to the other two.

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I think I'll try rugby league.

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The answer is rugby league.

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Well done, Lisa. You've taken the round again.

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I'm sorry - they're playing so well, news people.

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What can I say? I'm actually... I'm very sorry about this.

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They are playing out of their socks here, these Eggheads.

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Lisa's in the final.

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Trouble for the Ron Burgundys.

0:22:540:22:56

Return to us, please, and we'll see what happens next.

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So, all very exciting in this celebrity edition,

0:23:010:23:03

and this is what we've been playing towards.

0:23:030:23:05

It is final round time.

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As always, General Knowledge -

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

0:23:090:23:11

are not allowed to take part in this round.

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So, all from the Challengers' side, Charlie, Babita,

0:23:130:23:16

Martine and Clive from the Ron Burgundys,

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would you please now leave the studio?

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Sally, what can I say?

0:23:220:23:24

What can I say?!

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You are playing to win £3,000, Sally.

0:23:260:23:29

Lisa, Steve, Pat, Beth and Judith,

0:23:290:23:31

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

0:23:310:23:33

which is the Eggheads' precious reputation.

0:23:330:23:35

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

0:23:350:23:38

this time they are all General Knowledge,

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and you are allowed to confer.

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So, Sally, the question is,

0:23:420:23:43

is your one brain able to take down these five in a famous victory?

0:23:430:23:47

Would you like to go first or second?

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Oh...second.

0:23:490:23:51

And here is your first question, Eggheads.

0:23:540:23:57

Here we go. Final round.

0:23:570:23:59

In 2009,

0:23:590:24:00

a pilot named Chesley Sullenberger made an emergency landing

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of a passenger plane into which American River?

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-Hudson.

-It's the Hudson.

-Hudson.

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-Yeah.

-You happy with that? Yeah.

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He had just taken off from a New York airport

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and he had to put the plane down in the Hudson.

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Hudson is quite right.

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Film about it, isn't there?

0:24:220:24:23

-Yes. Sully.

-I've flown it, too.

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-You've flown...

-I went on a simulator at Farnborough,

0:24:260:24:30

and one of the treats was,

0:24:300:24:33

he said, "Do you want to do Sully's flight?"

0:24:330:24:36

So I flew the plane, and crashed, like a...

0:24:360:24:40

In very dramatic fashion.

0:24:400:24:41

I hear they tried to fly it again with a simulator

0:24:410:24:43

-when they were doing the investigation...

-Yeah.

0:24:430:24:45

..and lots of people couldn't do it.

0:24:450:24:47

-Yeah, you can't... It's very difficult.

-Yeah.

-Yeah.

0:24:470:24:49

Hudson is correct, Eggheads.

0:24:490:24:51

Here we go, Sally.

0:24:520:24:54

What do entomophagous creatures eat?

0:24:540:24:57

Entomophagous is E-N-T-O-M-O-P-H-A-G-O-U-S.

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Entomophagous.

0:25:050:25:06

Well, I'm thinking that an entomologist would study insects.

0:25:060:25:12

Is that right? So...

0:25:120:25:14

I'll go for insects.

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Insects is the right answer.

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Superb.

0:25:180:25:20

-How about that?

-One!

0:25:200:25:22

Sally Magnusson playing the Eggheads.

0:25:240:25:26

Here we are. What about this?

0:25:260:25:27

Eggheads, your question. Which magazine, first published in 1841,

0:25:270:25:31

was originally subtitled The London Charivari?

0:25:310:25:34

-Punch?

-Punch.

-It was Punch.

0:25:380:25:40

-I think it's Punch.

-Yeah.

-Wisden's always been cricket.

0:25:400:25:43

-Yeah, that's Punch.

-Yes.

-The London Charivari.

0:25:440:25:46

We think that's Punch.

0:25:460:25:49

Punch is the right answer.

0:25:490:25:51

That's a shame, cos I thought there was just a chance

0:25:520:25:55

-that they wouldn't know that.

-Yeah, and there was a chance I did, too.

0:25:550:25:57

-Oh, you knew that?

-Yeah.

-Oh, Sally, OK.

0:25:570:26:00

Your question. Who plays the role of Aurora Lane

0:26:000:26:04

in the 2016 science fiction film Passengers?

0:26:040:26:07

Oh, I don't know. I don't know the film.

0:26:170:26:20

I'm going to try for Amy Adams.

0:26:220:26:24

I have no idea, though.

0:26:240:26:26

Shall I check with your colleagues?

0:26:260:26:28

-Colleagues?

-We think Jennifer Lawrence.

0:26:280:26:32

-Yeah.

-It is Jennifer Lawrence.

0:26:320:26:34

I'm really sorry. The only...

0:26:340:26:35

I was going to say, visualise the film poster,

0:26:350:26:37

because I think she's in... Isn't that right, Clive? She's...

0:26:370:26:40

-there's quite a big picture of Jennifer...

-Yeah.

-..in it -

0:26:400:26:43

but what can I say, Sally?

0:26:430:26:44

-It is a tough old question, that.

-Mm.

0:26:440:26:46

Eggheads, you have a chance to take the contest,

0:26:460:26:48

because Sally let you go first.

0:26:480:26:50

Let's hope, here, Sally.

0:26:500:26:52

Which man has scored more tries for the Wales rugby union team

0:26:520:26:56

than any other player?

0:26:560:26:57

-Shane Williams?

-Well, he certainly was the record-holder for some time.

0:27:020:27:05

-Who is it?

-He's just retired, hasn't he, not long back?

0:27:050:27:07

-Yeah.

-Who, Gareth Thomas?

-No, Shane Williams.

0:27:070:27:09

-Shane Williams...

-Was the record-holder.

0:27:090:27:11

-I'm sure it's him.

-So who could have overtaken him?

0:27:110:27:13

I don't think it's Gareth Thomas.

0:27:130:27:15

Last year, I think he packed up.

0:27:150:27:17

I'd have said Shane Williams.

0:27:170:27:19

He absolutely, definitely has held the record.

0:27:190:27:21

-Yeah. He were when he retired.

-Yeah.

0:27:210:27:23

So, unless he's been passed...

0:27:230:27:24

Unless Sam Warburton has put on a tremendous burst of speed.

0:27:240:27:27

-Gareth Thomas had finished before...

-Yeah.

-Yeah.

0:27:270:27:29

Are we happy with Shane Williams?

0:27:290:27:32

-Yeah.

-Yes.

-Happy with that?

0:27:320:27:33

-Yes.

-That's Shane Williams.

0:27:330:27:37

If it's right,

0:27:370:27:39

the Eggheads have beaten the Ron Burgundys.

0:27:390:27:41

Have you got a question wrong in this whole game, Eggheads?

0:27:430:27:46

In the whole contest?

0:27:460:27:47

You know the stats.

0:27:470:27:49

Shane Williams is the right answer. We say congratulations, Eggheads.

0:27:490:27:52

You have won.

0:27:520:27:53

Well, honestly, it's not often -

0:27:580:27:59

you correct me if I'm wrong here, Eggs -

0:27:590:28:02

that they get not a single answer wrong.

0:28:020:28:05

I know. I should have gone first. Why did I go second?

0:28:050:28:07

Did you know the rugby question there?

0:28:070:28:08

-I would have gone for Shane Williams.

-Would you?

-Yeah.

0:28:080:28:11

Eggheads, well done.

0:28:110:28:12

-He said, through gritted teeth.

-We can see that!

0:28:120:28:15

Commiserations, Ron Burgundys.

0:28:150:28:16

The Eggheads have done what comes naturally to them.

0:28:160:28:18

They reign supreme over quiz land.

0:28:180:28:20

It means that the £3,000 doesn't go to the news team here,

0:28:200:28:24

so we're going to roll the money over -

0:28:240:28:26

and, at some point, a celebrity team will win it for their charity.

0:28:260:28:29

Eggheads, congratulations. Playing well today -

0:28:290:28:32

rare to have you not slip up on a single question, I must say.

0:28:320:28:35

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

0:28:350:28:38

have the brains to defeat the Eggheads.

0:28:380:28:39

There'll be £4,000 to play for.

0:28:390:28:42

Until then, goodbye.

0:28:420:28:44

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 news presenters featuring Babita Sharma, Charlie Stayt, Sally Magnusson, Martine Croxall and Clive Myrie triumph over the general knowledge goliaths and win the cash prize for their charity?