Episode 10 Celebrity Eggheads


Episode 10

Jeremy Vine hosts a celebrity edition of the quiz. Can a team of soap actors triumph over the general knowledge goliaths and 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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Are you ready for a bit of drama here?

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-Absolutely.

-Ah, good.

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Doing their best to create a dramatic storyline

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against the Eggheads today are The Cliffhangers.

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Now, everyone on this team has displayed their acting skills

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on that staple of the TV schedules, the soap opera.

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That 30-minute slice of daily high drama,

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often centred around the highs and lows of a dysfunctional family,

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led by a tyrannical matriarch.

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LAUGHTER

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Let's meet them.

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Hi, my name's Lisa Maxwell

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and you will have probably seen me in The Bill and as a loose woman.

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I'm not really a loose woman, I was on Loose Women.

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And I've been in EastEnders and Hollyoaks, too.

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Hello, my name's Sean Wilson,

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probably better known for playing the character Martin Platt

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in Coronation Street for 21 years.

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Now I'm the owner of an artisan cheese-making company,

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making Lancashire cheeses in a handmade style,

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and I am the host of The Great Northern Cookbook.

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Hello, my name's Steven Arnold,

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and I've been a professional actor for 28 years.

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I'm probably best known for playing Ashley Peacock in Coronation Street.

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Hi, I'm Scott Wright,

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actor, and you'll know me as playing Sam Kingston in Coronation Street.

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Hi, I'm Ayden Callaghan.

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You've probably most recently seen me as Joe Roscoe in Hollyoaks

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or maybe before as Miles De Souza in Emmerdale.

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So, Lisa and team, hello.

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-Hello.

-Hello.

-Hello.

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Great to see you. Lisa, you are in the team captain position.

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I know, it's quite intimidating, I have to be honest.

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Because I think this is a very smart bunch of boys.

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No question. Have you got together and thought, OK, strengths,

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weaknesses and battle plan?

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A sort of plan, although most of us were quite reluctant

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to say we're good at anything, because we don't really want

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to get nominated for it, but we've got a few good sports people here.

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Yeah, I love me sport.

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-Sport, TV & Film...

-TV & Film for me.

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-Lovely.

-Ayden?

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Ayden... What about you, Sean? A bit of Geography?

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I've got to be looking at somewhere near Food & Drink.

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Food & Drink, of course, of course.

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I'm good with archaeology, anthropology...

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-Right!

-No, I'm not, I'm fibbing.

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-Nuclear science...

-Yeah, all that.

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We had a nuclear scientist in once, didn't we?

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-Yeah, a rocket scientist.

-We had a rocket scientist in, yeah.

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He lost, actually!

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LAUGHTER

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Ayden, what about you, what are your strengths and weaknesses?

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I don't know, none particularly.

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I think I've got a fairly broad knowledge

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but it's kind of specific within each category,

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so I couldn't say I'm great at Science,

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but there's, say, space questions come up,

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I'd probably back myself, but if biology or chemistry come up,

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I'd be knackered.

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OK, that's often the way with General Knowledge.

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A bit of general knowledge across everything,

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as Ayden has, is actually very useful.

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That's what the Eggheads, basically, dine out on.

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Because you're all actors, I'm thinking, Lisa,

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there could be some great bluffing going on here?

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You could actually front it.

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Actually, I think actors can surprise people

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because we spend a lot of time waiting around on sets

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and we read lots of newspapers and books and things

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to pass the time, so hopefully that might show.

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Yeah, I think this does sound promising.

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Good luck, Challengers.

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Every day there is £1,000 worth of cash

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up for grabs for our celebrities' chosen charity.

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If they fail to defeat the Eggheads,

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the prize money rolls over to the next show.

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Now, Cliffhangers,

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the Eggheads have taken on nine celebrity teams and beaten them all.

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Ugh!

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But I think that's good, because it means

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if it goes your way, you're going to be the first of ten.

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-The bar's nice and low.

-In a way, that's right.

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The great thing here is, every time someone loses,

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the jackpot increases, so there's £10,000 to play for.

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-Oh, really?

-For your charities.

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So would you like to try and win it?

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-We'd love to win it.

-We're going for it.

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OK, here we go. The first head-to-head battle

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is on the subject of Geography.

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And one of you needs to decide to do it against one of the Eggheads.

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So either Judith, Kevin, Beth, Dave or Lisa.

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-I'll have a go.

-Yeah, why don't you?

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I'm going to go Lisa-to-Lisa, I think.

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What a great idea and, of course, a nightmare for the presenter as well.

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LAUGHTER

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So, Lisa from The Cliffhangers and Lisa from the Eggheads

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are going to go first into the Question Room.

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To ensure there's no conferring, please take your positions.

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So, Lisa, Challenger, you've stepped into the breach here?

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Well, I saw that none of the boys wanted to do it, really,

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so I thought I'd maybe just get one out of the way and see how we go.

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Looking at your acting credits,

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I don't know whether we'd call The Bill a soap opera,

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but you've had EastEnders, you've had Hollyoaks, so much going on.

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Yeah, I've been acting since I was a child.

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I went to stage school, so it's something I've always done.

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Then I had a bit of a spate of being a Loose Woman for a while,

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which was fun, but it's not a job.

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Being a Loose Woman isn't a job,

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so you have to eventually go back and do a bit of acting

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or whatever it is you do.

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Let's see how we go here on Geography, Lisa.

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Your choice, would you like to go first or second?

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Second, please.

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OK, so over to Lisa, the Egghead, with the first question.

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What are the Brecon Beacons in Wales?

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Every time I've climbed up one of them, they've been mountains.

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They are indeed mountains.

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Lisa Maxwell, Lake Superior is the largest lake on which continent?

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I don't think it's Africa.

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For some reason, I was thinking of Canada, for some strange reason.

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So as America is sort of nearer to Canada,

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I'm thinking it might be an American lake.

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Lake Superior...

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I don't think it's in Australia.

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I don't know why I don't think it's in Australia.

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Lake Superior...

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I think it's in North America.

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Let's check with the boys here.

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-Guys?

-North America.

-They absolutely agree, North America is quite right.

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OK.

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Lisa Thiel, your second question.

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At its northern end, the Bosporus connects with which inland sea?

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Oh, joy(!)

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I always get the Black and the Caspian mixed up, it always happens.

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I think it is the Black Sea.

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Let's have a little think.

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I think Caspian might be a bit further up.

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But, yeah, this literally will be on my tombstone.

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"Lisa Thiel, she always got the Black and Caspian Seas mixed up."

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No, I think it is the Black Sea.

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The Black Sea is correct.

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Ah, we needed that to go wrong, didn't we, Lisa?

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We did. I didn't know that at all.

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OK, here's your second question.

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Our Challenger.

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Necker Island, owned by Richard Branson,

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is part of which island group?

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I think I know this,

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because I remember looking to see how much it would be to go there

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and I couldn't believe the price of it.

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I think it's something crazy, thousands and thousands a week.

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Necker...

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I don't think it's in Florida,

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I don't think it's the Florida Keys, any of the Florida Keys.

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Bahamas...

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No, there's like Nassau and all of that and, no,

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Necker isn't one of those.

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I think it's the Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands.

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British Virgin Islands is correct.

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Well done. Lisa, your question.

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Which is the northernmost of New York City's five boroughs?

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So, you have to sail up from Staten Island to get to Manhattan.

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And it is up, rather than down.

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And the Bronx is north of Manhattan.

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Yes, the Bronx is north of Manhattan.

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Honestly, I doubt everything I say at the moment.

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I think it must be the Bronx.

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It is the Bronx.

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You've got three out of three.

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So, Lisa, our Challenger,

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you must get this right to stay in.

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Misr is the name used by locals for which country?

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And Misr is M-I-S-R.

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Misr?

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M-I-S-R.

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Well, it kind of sounds...

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It feels like there's a vowel missing somewhere.

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M-I-S-R, it could be a Greek word

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but I've never heard of it

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and I've been to Greece on holiday a few times.

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Croatia, Croatian words. Croatian sounds very similar to Italian.

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Misr doesn't sound like an Italian word.

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M-I-S-R.

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I think I'm going to have to go with Egypt, because I know a little bit

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more about Greece and I've never come across that word before,

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so I think it might be an Egyptian word.

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Egypt is correct.

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-Oh, my goodness!

-You're playing so well.

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So, no questions wrong so far from our Challengers, but not for the

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Eggheads, either. Three questions each, the scores are level,

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we go to Sudden Death.

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Lisa - Egghead - it gets a bit harder,

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I don't give you different options. Here we go.

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Which Scottish island is widely known as the Queen of the Hebrides?

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Hebridean Islands, come on.

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Is it the Isle of Skye, Jeremy?

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No, it's the island of Islay.

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Well, I'd have been a long way from that.

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OK, Lisa, for our Challengers.

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Get one right, you're going to be in the final.

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Shreveport is a city in which US state?

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What's the name of it again?

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Shreveport, which is S-H-R-E-V-E-P-O-R-T.

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Right. The only place where I know there are lots of ports,

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I'm thinking sort of on the east coast, like Boston,

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Hyannis Port and other ports.

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Shreve.

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Is there a person called Shreve?

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Is it named after Somebody Shreve?

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Shreveport, in which US state?

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I'm thinking if it's east coast and sort of Boston,

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Massachusetts...

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so I'm going to have to say that,

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because I can't think of anything else.

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It would be a real stab in the dark otherwise.

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So, it's Massachusetts?

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-I think.

-Louisiana is the right answer.

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-Oh!

-So you're some way off, it's down the south.

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Lisa, the Cribbar,

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also known as the Widow Maker, is a large wave,

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popular with daredevil surfers,

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that forms off the coast of which English county?

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Go for where the majority of the surfers hang out and say Cornwall?

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Cornwall is right, near Newquay.

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So, you must get this right, Lisa, our Challenger, to stay in.

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Gatun Lake is an artificial lake that forms a large section

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of which man-made waterway?

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-Can you spell that for me? Gatum?

-G-A-T-U-N.

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Gatun is an artificial lake and it's part of a man-made waterway.

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A man-made waterway.

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I don't even know what one of those is.

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Is that like a canal?

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I don't know, I've no idea, sorry.

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Take a stab at it?

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A man-made waterway.

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I don't know.

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OK, so you're passing?

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Let's see if your team-mates - you're so close - do you know?

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We was thinking Panama.

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Yeah, you're right. Panama Canal is the answer.

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So you were very... Once you hit the word canal,

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I thought you were going to get it.

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Suez Canal, Panama Canal, there aren't that many.

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I was thinking in England, actually.

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-It just sounded like an English name to me.

-Ah, Gatun.

-Yeah.

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I was thinking of Gatun and I think Gatcombe went into my mind,

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and, you know....

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Panama Canal is the answer. Lisa, well done,

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you're in the final round. Lisa Thiel, that is, from the Eggheads.

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Sorry, Lisa from the Challengers, you've been knocked out.

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You fought a good fight, though.

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-Thank you.

-Come back to us, please, we'll play on.

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So, as it stands, The Cliffhangers have lost a brain

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from the final round after a brilliant fight by Lisa.

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The Eggheads are still all there.

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Lisa the Egghead is still in.

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The next subject for you is Politics.

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-Who would like this?

-Oh, my God!

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-Is this the one where we had the gap?

-Oh, man!

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I said straightaway that was my worst one.

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OK. Does anyone want to have a go at it?

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I'll take the bullet, but I don't expect anything but a whitewash.

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It might not be... I mean, are all of the Eggheads really good

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at Politics? If you maybe get yourself, if you bag yourself a...

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I'm still picking an Egghead to go up against.

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It's a bit like, poke me in the left eye or poke me in the right eye!

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LAUGHTER

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-Well, give it a go.

-They're sat there for a reason.

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I'll take me man Dave.

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All right, so Ayden from The Cliffhangers on Politics

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versus Dave from the Eggheads, and to ensure there's no conferring,

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please take your positions.

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So, I have to not call you Joe Roscoe, Ayden, that's the key thing.

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Yeah, if you can avoid it.

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Which I always think is a part you look as if you love playing?

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Yeah, I had a really fun few years there.

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I went in with Gillian Taylforth as me mum and the boys that played me

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brothers, we had our nice little family unit there.

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Yeah, we're talking Hollyoaks, and the Roscoe family were a big hit,

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weren't they, with the people who love it?

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Yeah, yeah, as far as I'm aware, we were told that

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they'd never had fans waiting at the gates before, and when we arrived,

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a bit like a boyband, I think,

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the fans used to come and wait for us there

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and we won the Best Soap award after our first full year on screen.

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So I think we left a nice legacy there.

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Do you find you're spending so much time as the character,

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whether it's in Emmerdale, you're Miles De Souza,

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or whether it's Joe Roscoe, that you almost go home and you go to bed

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and wake up and you're still Joe Roscoe?

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Yeah, sometimes you dream it and stuff.

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I think with the soaps,

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there's not many places to hide, I would say.

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And everyone then thinks you are the character

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-when you're outside the set?

-Yeah, they do, yeah.

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People come up and start these conversations and tell you

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what's happened and who to watch out for and what have you,

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but you just take that as people obviously enjoy the show,

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-and that's great.

-So, Politics, Ayden,

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and you're against the man we call Tremendous Knowledge Dave.

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-Would you like to go first or second?

-I'll go first.

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Here we go, Ayden. I know it's not your choice of subject,

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so good luck here.

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In US Politics, what name is given to a proposed law or policy?

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Well, it's definitely not a grant.

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I can't think it's a caucus.

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I mean, as soon as I heard you say it, my guess is a bill.

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I seem to recall a Simpsons episode

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where they did something like that.

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So, based on my knowledge of The Simpsons,

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I'm going to go with bill.

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Bill is right. And funnily enough,

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The Simpsons seem to provide us with a lot of answers, Dave, don't they?

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-They do.

-If you've watched The Simpsons,

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-you know a lot of answers to quiz questions.

-Absolutely, yeah.

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-Everything comes up through The Simpsons.

-Yes, it does.

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OK, Dave, your question.

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Which of these politicians was born first?

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Right. It's not Nigel Farage and it's not Ed Miliband.

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I believe it's Silvio Berlusconi, please.

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Silvio Berlusconi was definitely born first. Well done, Dave.

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1-1, back to you, Ayden.

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The Logting, which translates as "law thing",

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is the name of the parliament of which island group?

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Could you just spell Logting?

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Yeah, it's L-O...

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And the O has a diagonal line through it.

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Top right to bottom left.

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-Yeah.

-So, L-O-G-T-I-N-G.

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Logting.

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Well, the O with a diagonal line through it is

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a Scandinavian thing, I think.

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Certainly from playing

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a lot of Football Manager, and you can pick up some

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really good bargains from the Scandinavian leagues.

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A lot of their names will have the O with the diagonal through it.

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So I'm going to go with the Faroe Islands.

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Faroe Islands is your answer.

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Let's just check, Eggheads, where are the Frisian islands, first?

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Off the... Well, some of them are off the Dutch coast,

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some are off the German coast.

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They're spread over a couple of countries.

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OK, Falklands we know about.

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-What is the answer here?

-Faroes.

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Faroe is right, Ayden, well done.

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Two out of two.

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Hey!

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Dave, when a guest on Desert Island Discs,

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what did Theresa May choose as her luxury item?

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What a question.

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Depends on when she was on.

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Because this has passed me by.

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Now, if she was on when she was a cabinet minister,

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I would have thought an Aston Martin is going to be a bit of a,

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in austerity times, a bit...

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..a bit too flash.

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A crate of Scottish whisky's not doing it for me.

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The obvious answer would be a lifetime subscription to Vogue,

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but I've got very deep misgivings about this.

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But, politically speaking, it has passed me by.

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It's a guess, this, but I'm going to go

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a lifetime subscription to Vogue, please.

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A lifetime subscription to Vogue is the correct answer.

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-HE GROANS

-Thought it was.

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Well done, Dave.

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Ayden, your question, third question, could be crucial here.

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The most recent occasion that one party won more than 50%

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of the popular vote in a UK general election was in which year?

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Most recent that a party won more than 50%?

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Yeah.

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Well, I can't believe it would be as recent as 2010.

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Because nobody's popularity

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seems to be that high.

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'31 was in between the First and Second World War, obviously.

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I'm leaning towards...

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I'm leaning towards '45, simply with it being

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the year the Second World War came to an end,

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and maybe the Government having steered us through that,

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their popularity may have been high,

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but I could be way off the mark there.

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I'm going to have to go with '45, that's my gut instinct.

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I go against me gut instinct and then often

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I should have stuck with it, so I'm going to go with it.

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Lisa's giving me a look.

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Are you trying to work it out? What do you think?

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Well, the boys think the same as Ayden, but I thought,

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I remember seeing somewhere that Tony Blair got a ridiculously

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high vote one time, but I don't know if that was in 2010,

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so I was thinking it might be 2010.

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Well, Blair left power in '07.

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-Yeah.

-Oh, OK.

-'45 was an interesting election, Ayden,

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because this is when Churchill lost, isn't it?

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So it's funny old thing, he comes through the Second World War

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-and he's voted out.

-Yeah.

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It's actually, with this, you've got to go back to 1931.

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-Ah...!

-'31 is the answer.

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All right, Dave, you have the chance to take the round, therefore,

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with this question. The former Danish Prime Minister,

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Helle Thorning-Schmidt, married which British politician in 1996?

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Don't believe it's Boris Johnson.

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Don't believe it's Nick Clegg.

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Seem to remember

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her father and mother-in-law were Neil and Glenys Kinnock.

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So logically, that leads me to Stephen Kinnock.

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Please.

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The answer is Stephen Kinnock.

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Dave, we say well done.

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Sorry, Ayden. But a very good performance

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when it's not your subject.

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I must say. And you were edging closer and closer to 1931 as well.

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-Mmm.

-Ayden, knocked out.

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Dave, in the final. Return to us please, we'll play round three.

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As it stands, it the Cliffhangers have lost two brains now

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for the final round. The Eggheads have not lost any so far.

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And your next subject is Sport.

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-Yes!

-Ah, that's good?

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Come on.

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Yeah, I'd love to do Sport.

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OK, that's good to hear.

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Who would you like to take on?

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Any of these three nearest to me - Beth, Kevin or Judith.

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I'm going to go with...

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Either Beth or Judith, but I want to choose Judith, please.

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Very good.

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I like that look, as well!

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She's not happy, not happy at all.

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Steven from the Cliffhangers versus Judith from the Eggheads on Sport.

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Please take your positions.

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Well, I'm sorry to take you back to Coronation Street, Steven,

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but we're all fascinated with what the routine is like and how hard the

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work is and all of that?

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Yeah, you work long hours when you're there.

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If you're main storyline, you do 12 hours a day most days.

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But it's all part and parcel of it.

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If you're main storyline, you're working regularly

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and you're doing something that you can stick your teeth into.

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-It's great.

-And when you joined, I think you were 18,

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and you were only supposed to be in it for one episode,

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and you were stuck in it for 15 years?

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Yeah, I was about 20, actually, about 20, 21.

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And went in for one episode, and John Savident, that played Fred,

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suggested that he could use me for another episode.

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So I did another one. And I got a phone call at week later,

0:22:350:22:38

and 15 years down the line...

0:22:380:22:40

JEREMY LAUGHS

0:22:400:22:42

And you mention Fred,

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he was supposed to be your uncle and he turned out to be your father?

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He wasn't even me uncle at first.

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I was a YTS apprentice, and then,

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as the story developed and the characters developed,

0:22:510:22:54

he then became his uncle.

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And then, for a major storyline - which was a lovely storyline,

0:22:560:22:59

to be honest - he ended up being me dad.

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So, yeah, that's soaps for you.

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Brilliant. Steven, Sport against Judith,

0:23:030:23:05

would you like to go first or second?

0:23:050:23:07

I would like to go second, please.

0:23:070:23:09

OK, Judith, here we go.

0:23:120:23:14

We know all about Sport, don't we?

0:23:140:23:17

We know about playing it, anyhow.

0:23:170:23:18

Not your favourite.

0:23:180:23:19

The phrases "to throw in the towel" and "on the ropes"

0:23:210:23:24

are derived from which sport?

0:23:240:23:26

I think I do know that one, and that's boxing.

0:23:280:23:31

It is boxing, well done.

0:23:310:23:32

Steven, which of these sporting competitions was invented first?

0:23:350:23:38

I can't see it being Formula 1.

0:23:430:23:45

Do you know what, because football's 18...

0:23:460:23:48

I'm going to go with FA Cup.

0:23:510:23:53

Dave will know this, Dave?

0:23:530:23:55

Yeah, FA Cup's 1872, I think.

0:23:550:23:56

The Winter Olympics is '24.

0:23:560:23:59

I think the Formula 1 World Championship, 1950?

0:23:590:24:01

FA Cup was 1872, you're quite right.

0:24:010:24:04

The FA Cup is correct.

0:24:040:24:06

Judith, which American golfer

0:24:060:24:08

and former Open champion is nicknamed Wild Thing?

0:24:080:24:12

He's called Wild Thing?

0:24:150:24:16

Wild Thing.

0:24:160:24:18

Well, I know Bubba Watson is...

0:24:180:24:20

..an Open champion.

0:24:220:24:23

I'm not sure. I think it might be Bubba Watson.

0:24:240:24:28

-Steven, is she right?

-I think it's John Daly.

0:24:280:24:31

John Daly is the right answer.

0:24:310:24:33

OK, maybe it's turning now towards the Challengers?

0:24:330:24:36

Steven, get this right to go into the lead.

0:24:360:24:38

Ravichandran Ashwin plays cricket for which international team?

0:24:380:24:43

Do you know, this is probably me weakest subject in Sport.

0:24:460:24:49

I didn't really want a cricket question.

0:24:490:24:51

But something just come out to me there,

0:24:510:24:54

I can't see him being South African.

0:24:540:24:56

Me gut instinct was Pakistan, so I'm going to go with Pakistan, please.

0:24:590:25:03

OK.

0:25:030:25:04

-Dave, is he right?

-No.

0:25:040:25:06

Indian.

0:25:060:25:07

Spin bowler and occasional good batsmen.

0:25:070:25:11

But India.

0:25:110:25:12

India is the right answer.

0:25:120:25:14

So, level. Third question, Judith.

0:25:140:25:17

England goalkeeper Peter Shilton made his senior debut

0:25:170:25:22

in 1966 playing for which team?

0:25:220:25:24

His senior debut?

0:25:290:25:30

-Senior debut.

-1966.

0:25:300:25:33

Well, if it's his senior one, and it's his last job,

0:25:340:25:38

maybe it's Leicester City?

0:25:380:25:39

Yeah, you've got it right, actually, it is Leicester City,

0:25:400:25:43

but senior debut, I think meaning not as a child player,

0:25:430:25:47

not as a youth player, but in the main team.

0:25:470:25:50

Oh, no! I thought it meant when he's kind of retired from...

0:25:500:25:53

I know you did, but he's not that old.

0:25:530:25:55

1966, Peter Shilton, senior debut,

0:25:560:25:58

Leicester City is the right answer,

0:25:580:26:00

Judith, well done. So, I don't know how she did that, Steven.

0:26:000:26:03

Me neither, but well done to her.

0:26:030:26:05

-The logic was all over the place, there.

-All the wrong logic.

0:26:050:26:08

OK. You need to get this right to stay in, Steven.

0:26:080:26:10

Billy Beane is a celebrated team manager in which sport?

0:26:100:26:15

This to stay in.

0:26:180:26:19

I'm going to go with a total guess, but again,

0:26:190:26:23

me gut instinct is just saying baseball.

0:26:230:26:25

Baseball is correct, well done.

0:26:270:26:29

I think Brad Pitt played him in a film called Moneyball.

0:26:290:26:31

-That's it, yeah.

-Yeah, so it might have rang a bell.

0:26:310:26:34

Well done. Scores level,

0:26:350:26:37

after three questions, we go to Sudden Death.

0:26:370:26:40

-Now we've had it.

-Judith, not multiple choice now.

0:26:400:26:43

Which Florida-based American football team

0:26:440:26:47

won every game during the 1972 regular season

0:26:470:26:50

before going on to triumph in Super Bowl VII?

0:26:500:26:54

Erm...

0:26:560:26:57

The Miami Dolphins.

0:26:570:26:59

Miami Dolphins is correct.

0:26:590:27:00

-No, really?

-Yes, really.

0:27:000:27:03

Well, she went Florida, Miami, Miami Dolphins,

0:27:040:27:07

that's how she did that. That's why she's a quizzer.

0:27:070:27:10

OK, Steven,

0:27:100:27:12

Carys Davina are the real first names of which

0:27:120:27:16

British Paralympian and Baroness?

0:27:160:27:19

I really haven't got a clue about that.

0:27:210:27:23

I'm just thinking there's got to be a clue in there,

0:27:250:27:27

but I just can't think of any.

0:27:270:27:28

No, I'm sorry, I've not got an answer for that.

0:27:340:27:37

You want to just take a stab?

0:27:370:27:38

British Paralympian?

0:27:380:27:40

No, I'm sorry, I haven't got a clue.

0:27:410:27:43

OK, let me just go to you - you've passed -

0:27:430:27:45

let me go to your team-mates here?

0:27:450:27:46

Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson?

0:27:460:27:48

Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson is the answer.

0:27:480:27:50

No, I wouldn't have got that.

0:27:500:27:52

Oh, Steven. Knocked out by Judith,

0:27:520:27:54

who's trying very hard not to look pleased with herself.

0:27:540:27:57

And not succeeding!

0:27:570:27:58

All right, come back to us, one more round to play.

0:28:010:28:04

OK, as it stands, the Cliffhangers - who we're loving having here -

0:28:050:28:09

are having a bit of a difficult time.

0:28:090:28:11

Although not playing at all badly,

0:28:110:28:12

the Eggheads are just playing very well.

0:28:120:28:14

You've lost three brains, the Eggheads have not lost one so far.

0:28:140:28:18

But we have another subject for you, and it's Film & TV.

0:28:180:28:20

Yes! That's better.

0:28:200:28:22

You've got to go Film & TV. That's what you said.

0:28:220:28:25

-I don't mind.

-Go on.

0:28:250:28:27

Well, listen, if Scott goes out here,

0:28:270:28:29

-you're going to be on your own in the final.

-Yeah, that's the thing.

0:28:290:28:32

You will be answering questions though, don't worry about that.

0:28:320:28:35

Which Egghead would you like to take on?

0:28:350:28:36

You've got left Kevin - known as the Grandmaster -

0:28:360:28:39

or Beth, next to Kevin?

0:28:390:28:40

-I'll go for Kevin.

-Scott from the Cliffhangers

0:28:400:28:42

versus Kevin from the Eggheads -

0:28:420:28:44

please go to the Question Room for the last time.

0:28:440:28:46

I feel I've got to describe you as multi-talented, Scott,

0:28:480:28:50

which must be a real bore for you?

0:28:500:28:52

Where do we start? The Rear Of The Year Award?

0:28:530:28:55

Rear Of The Year, 2002, yep.

0:28:550:28:58

Very proud of that, actually, unashamedly so.

0:28:580:29:00

Well, of course!

0:29:000:29:01

And the music as well, tell us about your band?

0:29:010:29:04

Yeah, I've spent quite a lot of the last decade

0:29:040:29:08

touring around with my band. We're not doing as much these days,

0:29:080:29:11

but I play guitar and I still sing a lot.

0:29:110:29:15

So I've been keeping quite busy with that

0:29:150:29:17

and doing other things on top of that as well, musically.

0:29:170:29:20

And your character in Coronation Street was Sam Kingston?

0:29:200:29:23

Sam Kingston, the garage mechanic.

0:29:230:29:26

He spent a great deal of his time with his T-shirt off,

0:29:260:29:29

viewers might remember that.

0:29:290:29:31

So, yeah, it's quite a long time ago now.

0:29:310:29:33

He stripped in the Rovers Return, I think?

0:29:330:29:35

Correct, he did that, an exotic dance in the Rovers Return.

0:29:350:29:38

So the Rear Of The Year followed that?

0:29:380:29:40

We're seeing a connection here.

0:29:400:29:42

It did, yeah, definitely, definitely.

0:29:420:29:43

OK, good stuff.

0:29:430:29:45

I know you love your screen.

0:29:450:29:47

Would you like to go first or second?

0:29:470:29:49

I'll go first.

0:29:490:29:50

Here we go.

0:29:540:29:55

Which of these is a famous quote from the film Toy Story?

0:29:550:29:58

Well, I've got a six-year-old daughter, Lexi,

0:30:050:30:10

who's watched all the Toy Stories,

0:30:100:30:12

so I have had to watch them over and over again.

0:30:120:30:14

So I'm going to go, "To infinity and beyond!"

0:30:140:30:20

Yes, of course, "To infinity and beyond!"

0:30:200:30:22

Well done.

0:30:220:30:25

Kevin, which of these films starred Michael Caine?

0:30:250:30:27

Well, the answer is Zulu.

0:30:330:30:36

And seeing that at the cinema when I was about seven

0:30:360:30:40

was what inspired an interest in the Zulu War,

0:30:400:30:43

which subsequently was my final in the subject when I won Mastermind.

0:30:430:30:47

-Oh, right?

-Yeah. It's Zulu.

0:30:470:30:50

Zulu is the right answer, well done, Kevin.

0:30:500:30:52

OK, Scott, back to you.

0:30:530:30:55

The comedy double act Morecambe and Wise often closed their shows

0:30:550:30:59

with a rendition of which song?

0:30:590:31:01

Well, we talked about Rear Of The Year,

0:31:060:31:09

so it's not Moon River...

0:31:090:31:10

It's Bring Me Sunshine, I'm going to go with that.

0:31:140:31:16

Bring Me Sunshine it is, well done, Scott.

0:31:160:31:18

Two out of two.

0:31:180:31:19

Making light work of it so far.

0:31:190:31:21

Kevin, the Shipmans and the Wests are families

0:31:210:31:25

in which TV comedy series?

0:31:250:31:26

I don't think The Thick Of It really involves families.

0:31:310:31:35

Him And Her focuses on a couple, really.

0:31:370:31:42

But I seem to remember that

0:31:420:31:44

the name of one of the families in Gavin & Stacey was West.

0:31:440:31:50

I think, didn't Rob Brydon play Bryn West, or something like that?

0:31:500:31:53

Anyway, I think it's Gavin & Stacey.

0:31:530:31:56

Gavin & Stacey is correct.

0:31:560:31:58

So, 2-2 after two questions.

0:31:580:32:01

Scott, the third, as we know, can be crucial.

0:32:010:32:03

Who played the title role in the 1960s TV version of Batman?

0:32:030:32:08

It was Adam West.

0:32:140:32:16

Adam West is the right answer, Scott, well done.

0:32:160:32:19

OK, third question to Kevin, maybe Kevin will trip up here?

0:32:190:32:21

Which film star celebrated his 100th birthday in 2016?

0:32:210:32:26

Gene Hackman's a bit younger.

0:32:340:32:35

But Kirk Douglas and Robert Mitchum were born fairly close together.

0:32:370:32:41

But the one who turned 100 in 2016 was Kirk Douglas.

0:32:410:32:45

Kirk Douglas is correct.

0:32:470:32:48

So, three out of three for you both, we go to Sudden Death.

0:32:480:32:51

Last round before the final, and, Scott, your question.

0:32:510:32:55

I don't give you options.

0:32:550:32:57

Nichelle Nichols played the role of Uhura

0:32:570:33:00

in which science fiction TV series of the 1960s?

0:33:000:33:04

Star Trek.

0:33:060:33:07

Star Trek's right.

0:33:070:33:09

The boys...and the team leader love that.

0:33:090:33:13

I was going to say the boys love that,

0:33:130:33:15

but Lisa was celebrating as well.

0:33:150:33:17

OK, Kevin.

0:33:170:33:19

The TV drama Doc Martin, starring Martin Clunes,

0:33:190:33:22

is set in which English county?

0:33:220:33:24

I believe it's set in a seaside town in Cornwall.

0:33:250:33:28

Cornwall is correct.

0:33:280:33:30

Sudden Death. Scott, back to you.

0:33:300:33:32

In which country was the actress Margot Robbie born?

0:33:320:33:36

Margot Robbie was born in...

0:33:360:33:40

It would be easy to say America, but it's not, it's Australia.

0:33:400:33:43

It is Australia, good stuff.

0:33:430:33:45

-Good man!

-Kevin,

0:33:450:33:47

"You don't get to 500 million friends

0:33:470:33:50

"without making a few enemies"

0:33:500:33:52

is the tag line of which 2010 film?

0:33:520:33:54

"You don't get a 500 million friends without making a few enemies"?

0:33:560:33:59

-Yes.

-Well, I'm assuming then that this is the one about

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the founding of Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg.

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So it's The Social Network.

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The Social Network is right.

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Scott, the TV property show Grand Designs is presented by Kevin...who?

0:34:130:34:17

-Kevin McCloud.

-Kevin McCloud is right.

0:34:190:34:21

Kevin, who won the Leading Actor award at the 2016 TV Baftas

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for his performance in the drama series Wolf Hall?

0:34:280:34:32

Well, the one...

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Because I've... Yeah.

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There was stage and TV versions of Wolf Hall, so I'm just...

0:34:380:34:41

But the one that played Thomas Cromwell on TV was Mark Rylance.

0:34:410:34:45

Mark Rylance is right.

0:34:450:34:46

Scott, who played the title role

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of an ageing Sherlock Holmes in the 2015 film, Mr Holmes?

0:34:490:34:54

Who played the title role of an ageing Sherlock Holmes?

0:34:560:34:59

2015.

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I know it, I can see...

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I can see the cover of the film.

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And I'm racking my brains at the moment.

0:35:060:35:08

Oh...

0:35:110:35:12

I cannot dredge that from the back of my memory.

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And I really know it, and I'm going to really regret

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not remembering this.

0:35:210:35:22

As it stands...

0:35:250:35:27

I can't think of anybody, so I'm just going to say...

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..Tom Hanks.

0:35:330:35:35

Tom Hanks is your answer.

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Let's see, team, do we know?

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-McKellen.

-Ian McKellen.

0:35:390:35:41

-Oh!

-Who, actually, I think, has been in Coronation Street?

0:35:410:35:44

-Yeah.

-Yes, he has.

-Don't rub it in.

0:35:440:35:47

I won't rub it in, sorry.

0:35:470:35:48

I won't mention that again.

0:35:480:35:50

Kevin, you have a chance now to take the round with this question.

0:35:500:35:55

In 2015, the actor Joe Manganiello married which actress

0:35:550:35:59

from the TV comedy series Modern Family?

0:35:590:36:02

This for the round.

0:36:020:36:04

Well, I don't watch Modern Family,

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and I've only got one actress's name from it,

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and she's probably considered the lead actress,

0:36:090:36:12

and is one of the highest-paid actresses around.

0:36:120:36:15

And that's Sofia Vergara, but whether it's her, I don't know.

0:36:150:36:18

-Sofia Vergara?

-Sofia Vergara is the right answer, Kevin,

0:36:180:36:21

you've taken the round.

0:36:210:36:22

He is very, very good.

0:36:220:36:23

Sorry, Scott. And I know you knew that.

0:36:230:36:26

I knew that one, yeah.

0:36:260:36:27

No, but I know you knew Ian McKellen, really.

0:36:270:36:29

You've got the poster in your mind.

0:36:290:36:31

-I know.

-All right, we've done four rounds, we can play the final.

0:36:310:36:34

Return to us and we'll do it.

0:36:340:36:35

So, this is what we've been playing towards,

0:36:370:36:39

it's time for the final round,

0:36:390:36:40

which, as always, is General Knowledge.

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

0:36:420:36:45

won't been able to take part in this round.

0:36:450:36:47

So, Lisa, Steven, Scott and Ayden from the Cliffhangers,

0:36:470:36:50

would you please now leave the studio.

0:36:500:36:52

-Well, here we are, Sean.

-Well!

0:36:540:36:56

I know this wasn't quite the plan.

0:36:590:37:01

No, it wasn't the plan, and as the day has progressed, we have kind of,

0:37:010:37:05

as a team, realised that Scott was probably our font of knowledge.

0:37:050:37:09

And we must admit, Scott's made a good impression of himself today.

0:37:090:37:12

So, really, we could have done with Scott being here.

0:37:120:37:15

But even so, we're against five Eggheads.

0:37:150:37:17

Don't worry, honestly, you can do it.

0:37:170:37:19

People have done it from that position.

0:37:190:37:21

So, you're playing to win £10,000 for your charities.

0:37:210:37:25

Lisa, Dave, Beth, Kevin, Judith,

0:37:250:37:28

you're playing for something money can't buy -

0:37:280:37:30

the Eggheads' reputation.

0:37:300:37:31

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

0:37:310:37:34

they're all General Knowledge. You may confer.

0:37:340:37:37

Sorry that doesn't help you, Sean.

0:37:370:37:39

-Yeah, OK.

-The question is, can your one brain defeat these five?

0:37:390:37:43

Would you like to go first or second?

0:37:430:37:45

I suppose I'd better go first.

0:37:450:37:47

And here we go, General Knowledge, Sean, good luck.

0:37:510:37:53

Hartlepool is a seaport in which county of the UK?

0:37:530:37:56

It's, well...

0:37:590:38:01

Kent and Cumbria are nowhere near Hartlepool,

0:38:010:38:06

because Hartlepool is in Durham.

0:38:060:38:08

Durham is quite right.

0:38:080:38:09

And you had a cookbook which was called...?

0:38:090:38:11

-The Great Northern Cookbook.

-So there we are.

0:38:110:38:13

I'm sure there's at least one Hartlepool dish in there.

0:38:130:38:16

OK, Eggheads,

0:38:180:38:19

Henry Hill and Jimmy Conway are characters in which film?

0:38:190:38:22

-Goodfellas.

-Goodfellas.

-Mmm-hmm.

0:38:260:38:29

Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta.

0:38:290:38:31

Well, Ray Liotta's Henry Hill.

0:38:310:38:32

-Yeah.

-Robert De Niro's Jimmy Conway.

0:38:320:38:34

All right, then.

0:38:340:38:35

I'm reliably informed that's Goodfellas.

0:38:350:38:38

Goodfellas is correct.

0:38:380:38:39

Good answer. Might have tripped me up, that one.

0:38:410:38:43

-Would you have got that?

-No.

0:38:430:38:45

Here's your question. Which of these actors claims to have had

0:38:450:38:48

an impromptu boxing match with the Dalai Lama?

0:38:480:38:51

OK, well, I think I know this.

0:38:560:38:59

Brian Blessed has had many a foray to the Everest region.

0:38:590:39:03

And, I would have thought, would have taken great curiosity

0:39:060:39:10

in Buddhism and would have had an opportunity to meet the Dalai Lama.

0:39:100:39:14

And I would have thought something must've happened,

0:39:140:39:17

and Brian Blessed was that very man.

0:39:170:39:19

-Brian Blessed is correct.

-Hey!

0:39:190:39:22

Hey, that's good!

0:39:220:39:24

OK, Eggheads.

0:39:250:39:27

The Ural Mountains mark the traditional boundary

0:39:270:39:30

between which two continents?

0:39:300:39:32

-Europe and Asia.

-Europe and Asia.

0:39:370:39:40

Yep. They are the border between Europe and Asia.

0:39:400:39:44

Yes, the boundary between Europe and Asia.

0:39:460:39:49

Correct answer. 2-2, back to you, Sean.

0:39:490:39:51

Which of these words refers specifically to eagles?

0:39:510:39:55

Eagles.

0:39:560:39:57

Oh, no!

0:40:010:40:03

Here sits a bird-watcher.

0:40:050:40:07

But...

0:40:100:40:12

A lot of the "-lines" I know, but this particular one,

0:40:120:40:15

of eagles...

0:40:150:40:17

Bubaline, pavonine...

0:40:170:40:19

Aquiline?

0:40:210:40:23

Not looking at aquiline, don't think.

0:40:230:40:25

As these are probably...

0:40:270:40:28

..Greek names for those groups of birds...

0:40:310:40:34

Pavoline, pavonine.

0:40:360:40:38

Bubaline...

0:40:400:40:41

There's no real clues in there, really.

0:40:410:40:44

Bubaline, pavonine...

0:40:440:40:47

OK, well...

0:40:500:40:51

It's one of those two, methinks.

0:40:520:40:54

And I can't think of any reason...

0:40:560:41:00

I've never even heard of bubaline.

0:41:000:41:04

So I'm going to go for pavonine.

0:41:040:41:06

Pavonine.

0:41:060:41:08

Now, is there some way of getting this out the Roman...?

0:41:080:41:10

-Yes.

-What's going on?

0:41:100:41:12

The Latin for eagle is aquila.

0:41:120:41:15

-Is aquila?

-Which would take you to aquiline.

0:41:150:41:17

-Oh, OK.

-Aquiline is the answer.

-OK.

-Sometimes people are described

0:41:170:41:20

as having an aquiline nose, aren't they?

0:41:200:41:22

Which means like an eagle's beak.

0:41:220:41:24

-A beaky nose.

-A beaky nose, aquiline.

0:41:240:41:27

Pavonine is peacocks.

0:41:270:41:29

-Pavonine is peacocks?

-Mmm.

0:41:290:41:31

2-2 after three questions to Sean.

0:41:310:41:34

But this is your third,

0:41:340:41:35

you can end the contest with this, Eggheads.

0:41:350:41:38

The fictional schoolboy Billy Bunter was created by which writer?

0:41:380:41:42

-Frank Richards.

-Because it ain't the other two.

0:41:460:41:48

-Yeah, it's Frank Richards.

-Yep, that's Frank Richards.

0:41:480:41:51

You seem pretty certain, Eggheads.

0:41:520:41:54

The words came out quite promptly there.

0:41:540:41:58

-Yep.

-Well, Richmal Crompton was William.

0:41:580:42:01

-And who was Thomas Hughes?

-Tom Brown's Schooldays.

0:42:010:42:03

Tom Brown's Schooldays?

0:42:030:42:05

The correct answer is Frank Richards.

0:42:050:42:08

We say congratulations, Eggheads, you have won.

0:42:080:42:11

Well played.

0:42:110:42:12

Did you say... You're a bird-watcher, right?

0:42:170:42:19

Yes, but I've never really studied the Greek names

0:42:190:42:23

for any of the birds. It's not really interested me.

0:42:230:42:26

-But I am quite a bird-watcher.

-Yeah, yeah.

-D'oh!

0:42:260:42:30

Passerines, I know all the passerines.

0:42:300:42:33

But I didn't know the name for the eagles.

0:42:330:42:36

-Never mind.

-But great to see you, thank you so much.

0:42:360:42:39

Thanks ever so much, it's been lovely, it really has.

0:42:390:42:42

-We've all enjoyed ourselves.

-And great for us. Thank you, team.

0:42:420:42:45

Wonderful to see you.

0:42:450:42:47

Commiserations to our Cliffhangers.

0:42:470:42:49

The Eggheads have done what comes naturally to them.

0:42:490:42:51

Certainly seems to be against the celeb teams at the moment.

0:42:510:42:54

You've got this superhuman power at the moment.

0:42:540:42:57

Your winning streak continues.

0:42:570:42:59

It does mean that the Challengers haven't won the £10,000,

0:42:590:43:01

so we'll roll it over to our next show.

0:43:010:43:04

Eggheads, congrats.

0:43:040:43:06

Will you ever be beaten by a celeb team?

0:43:060:43:09

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

0:43:090:43:13

to take them down. There'll be £11,000 on the table.

0:43:130:43:17

Till we quiz again, goodbye.

0:43:170:43:19

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 soap actors featuring Lisa Maxwell, Ayden Callaghan, Sean Wilson, Scott Wright and Steven Arnold triumph over the general knowledge goliaths and win the cash prize for their charity?