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.
Together, they make up the Eggheads,
arguably the most formidable quiz team in the country.
The question is, can they be beaten?
Welcome to a special celebrity edition of Eggheads,
the show where a team of five quiz Challengers pit their wits against
possibly the greatest quiz team in Britain.
They are the Eggheads.
Are you ready for a bit of drama here?
Doing their best to create a dramatic storyline
against the Eggheads today are The Cliffhangers.
Now, everyone on this team has displayed their acting skills
on that staple of the TV schedules, the soap opera.
That 30-minute slice of daily high drama,
often centred around the highs and lows of a dysfunctional family,
led by a tyrannical matriarch.
Let's meet them.
Hi, my name's Lisa Maxwell
and you will have probably seen me in The Bill and as a loose woman.
I'm not really a loose woman, I was on Loose Women.
And I've been in EastEnders and Hollyoaks, too.
Hello, my name's Sean Wilson,
probably better known for playing the character Martin Platt
in Coronation Street for 21 years.
Now I'm the owner of an artisan cheese-making company,
making Lancashire cheeses in a handmade style,
and I am the host of The Great Northern Cookbook.
Hello, my name's Steven Arnold,
and I've been a professional actor for 28 years.
I'm probably best known for playing Ashley Peacock in Coronation Street.
Hi, I'm Scott Wright,
actor, and you'll know me as playing Sam Kingston in Coronation Street.
Hi, I'm Ayden Callaghan.
You've probably most recently seen me as Joe Roscoe in Hollyoaks
or maybe before as Miles De Souza in Emmerdale.
So, Lisa and team, hello.
Great to see you. Lisa, you are in the team captain position.
I know, it's quite intimidating, I have to be honest.
Because I think this is a very smart bunch of boys.
No question. Have you got together and thought, OK, strengths,
weaknesses and battle plan?
A sort of plan, although most of us were quite reluctant
to say we're good at anything, because we don't really want
to get nominated for it, but we've got a few good sports people here.
Yeah, I love me sport.
-Sport, TV & Film...
-TV & Film for me.
Ayden... What about you, Sean? A bit of Geography?
I've got to be looking at somewhere near Food & Drink.
Food & Drink, of course, of course.
I'm good with archaeology, anthropology...
-No, I'm not, I'm fibbing.
-Yeah, all that.
We had a nuclear scientist in once, didn't we?
-Yeah, a rocket scientist.
-We had a rocket scientist in, yeah.
He lost, actually!
Ayden, what about you, what are your strengths and weaknesses?
I don't know, none particularly.
I think I've got a fairly broad knowledge
but it's kind of specific within each category,
so I couldn't say I'm great at Science,
but there's, say, space questions come up,
I'd probably back myself, but if biology or chemistry come up,
I'd be knackered.
OK, that's often the way with General Knowledge.
A bit of general knowledge across everything,
as Ayden has, is actually very useful.
That's what the Eggheads, basically, dine out on.
Because you're all actors, I'm thinking, Lisa,
there could be some great bluffing going on here?
You could actually front it.
Actually, I think actors can surprise people
because we spend a lot of time waiting around on sets
and we read lots of newspapers and books and things
to pass the time, so hopefully that might show.
Yeah, I think this does sound promising.
Good luck, Challengers.
Every day there is £1,000 worth of cash
up for grabs for our celebrities' chosen charity.
If they fail to defeat the Eggheads,
the prize money rolls over to the next show.
the Eggheads have taken on nine celebrity teams and beaten them all.
But I think that's good, because it means
if it goes your way, you're going to be the first of ten.
-The bar's nice and low.
-In a way, that's right.
The great thing here is, every time someone loses,
the jackpot increases, so there's £10,000 to play for.
-For your charities.
So would you like to try and win it?
-We'd love to win it.
-We're going for it.
OK, here we go. The first head-to-head battle
is on the subject of Geography.
And one of you needs to decide to do it against one of the Eggheads.
So either Judith, Kevin, Beth, Dave or Lisa.
-I'll have a go.
-Yeah, why don't you?
I'm going to go Lisa-to-Lisa, I think.
What a great idea and, of course, a nightmare for the presenter as well.
So, Lisa from The Cliffhangers and Lisa from the Eggheads
are going to go first into the Question Room.
To ensure there's no conferring, please take your positions.
So, Lisa, Challenger, you've stepped into the breach here?
Well, I saw that none of the boys wanted to do it, really,
so I thought I'd maybe just get one out of the way and see how we go.
Looking at your acting credits,
I don't know whether we'd call The Bill a soap opera,
but you've had EastEnders, you've had Hollyoaks, so much going on.
Yeah, I've been acting since I was a child.
I went to stage school, so it's something I've always done.
Then I had a bit of a spate of being a Loose Woman for a while,
which was fun, but it's not a job.
Being a Loose Woman isn't a job,
so you have to eventually go back and do a bit of acting
or whatever it is you do.
Let's see how we go here on Geography, Lisa.
Your choice, would you like to go first or second?
OK, so over to Lisa, the Egghead, with the first question.
What are the Brecon Beacons in Wales?
Every time I've climbed up one of them, they've been mountains.
They are indeed mountains.
Lisa Maxwell, Lake Superior is the largest lake on which continent?
I don't think it's Africa.
For some reason, I was thinking of Canada, for some strange reason.
So as America is sort of nearer to Canada,
I'm thinking it might be an American lake.
I don't think it's in Australia.
I don't know why I don't think it's in Australia.
I think it's in North America.
Let's check with the boys here.
-They absolutely agree, North America is quite right.
Lisa Thiel, your second question.
At its northern end, the Bosporus connects with which inland sea?
I always get the Black and the Caspian mixed up, it always happens.
I think it is the Black Sea.
Let's have a little think.
I think Caspian might be a bit further up.
But, yeah, this literally will be on my tombstone.
"Lisa Thiel, she always got the Black and Caspian Seas mixed up."
No, I think it is the Black Sea.
The Black Sea is correct.
Ah, we needed that to go wrong, didn't we, Lisa?
We did. I didn't know that at all.
OK, here's your second question.
Necker Island, owned by Richard Branson,
is part of which island group?
I think I know this,
because I remember looking to see how much it would be to go there
and I couldn't believe the price of it.
I think it's something crazy, thousands and thousands a week.
I don't think it's in Florida,
I don't think it's the Florida Keys, any of the Florida Keys.
No, there's like Nassau and all of that and, no,
Necker isn't one of those.
I think it's the Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands.
British Virgin Islands is correct.
Well done. Lisa, your question.
Which is the northernmost of New York City's five boroughs?
So, you have to sail up from Staten Island to get to Manhattan.
And it is up, rather than down.
And the Bronx is north of Manhattan.
Yes, the Bronx is north of Manhattan.
Honestly, I doubt everything I say at the moment.
I think it must be the Bronx.
It is the Bronx.
You've got three out of three.
So, Lisa, our Challenger,
you must get this right to stay in.
Misr is the name used by locals for which country?
And Misr is M-I-S-R.
Well, it kind of sounds...
It feels like there's a vowel missing somewhere.
M-I-S-R, it could be a Greek word
but I've never heard of it
and I've been to Greece on holiday a few times.
Croatia, Croatian words. Croatian sounds very similar to Italian.
Misr doesn't sound like an Italian word.
I think I'm going to have to go with Egypt, because I know a little bit
more about Greece and I've never come across that word before,
so I think it might be an Egyptian word.
Egypt is correct.
-Oh, my goodness!
-You're playing so well.
So, no questions wrong so far from our Challengers, but not for the
Eggheads, either. Three questions each, the scores are level,
we go to Sudden Death.
Lisa - Egghead - it gets a bit harder,
I don't give you different options. Here we go.
Which Scottish island is widely known as the Queen of the Hebrides?
Hebridean Islands, come on.
Is it the Isle of Skye, Jeremy?
No, it's the island of Islay.
Well, I'd have been a long way from that.
OK, Lisa, for our Challengers.
Get one right, you're going to be in the final.
Shreveport is a city in which US state?
What's the name of it again?
Shreveport, which is S-H-R-E-V-E-P-O-R-T.
Right. The only place where I know there are lots of ports,
I'm thinking sort of on the east coast, like Boston,
Hyannis Port and other ports.
Is there a person called Shreve?
Is it named after Somebody Shreve?
Shreveport, in which US state?
I'm thinking if it's east coast and sort of Boston,
so I'm going to have to say that,
because I can't think of anything else.
It would be a real stab in the dark otherwise.
So, it's Massachusetts?
-Louisiana is the right answer.
-So you're some way off, it's down the south.
Lisa, the Cribbar,
also known as the Widow Maker, is a large wave,
popular with daredevil surfers,
that forms off the coast of which English county?
Go for where the majority of the surfers hang out and say Cornwall?
Cornwall is right, near Newquay.
So, you must get this right, Lisa, our Challenger, to stay in.
Gatun Lake is an artificial lake that forms a large section
of which man-made waterway?
-Can you spell that for me? Gatum?
Gatun is an artificial lake and it's part of a man-made waterway.
A man-made waterway.
I don't even know what one of those is.
Is that like a canal?
I don't know, I've no idea, sorry.
Take a stab at it?
A man-made waterway.
I don't know.
OK, so you're passing?
Let's see if your team-mates - you're so close - do you know?
We was thinking Panama.
Yeah, you're right. Panama Canal is the answer.
So you were very... Once you hit the word canal,
I thought you were going to get it.
Suez Canal, Panama Canal, there aren't that many.
I was thinking in England, actually.
-It just sounded like an English name to me.
I was thinking of Gatun and I think Gatcombe went into my mind,
and, you know....
Panama Canal is the answer. Lisa, well done,
you're in the final round. Lisa Thiel, that is, from the Eggheads.
Sorry, Lisa from the Challengers, you've been knocked out.
You fought a good fight, though.
-Come back to us, please, we'll play on.
So, as it stands, The Cliffhangers have lost a brain
from the final round after a brilliant fight by Lisa.
The Eggheads are still all there.
Lisa the Egghead is still in.
The next subject for you is Politics.
-Who would like this?
-Oh, my God!
-Is this the one where we had the gap?
I said straightaway that was my worst one.
OK. Does anyone want to have a go at it?
I'll take the bullet, but I don't expect anything but a whitewash.
It might not be... I mean, are all of the Eggheads really good
at Politics? If you maybe get yourself, if you bag yourself a...
I'm still picking an Egghead to go up against.
It's a bit like, poke me in the left eye or poke me in the right eye!
-Well, give it a go.
-They're sat there for a reason.
I'll take me man Dave.
All right, so Ayden from The Cliffhangers on Politics
versus Dave from the Eggheads, and to ensure there's no conferring,
please take your positions.
So, I have to not call you Joe Roscoe, Ayden, that's the key thing.
Yeah, if you can avoid it.
Which I always think is a part you look as if you love playing?
Yeah, I had a really fun few years there.
I went in with Gillian Taylforth as me mum and the boys that played me
brothers, we had our nice little family unit there.
Yeah, we're talking Hollyoaks, and the Roscoe family were a big hit,
weren't they, with the people who love it?
Yeah, yeah, as far as I'm aware, we were told that
they'd never had fans waiting at the gates before, and when we arrived,
a bit like a boyband, I think,
the fans used to come and wait for us there
and we won the Best Soap award after our first full year on screen.
So I think we left a nice legacy there.
Do you find you're spending so much time as the character,
whether it's in Emmerdale, you're Miles De Souza,
or whether it's Joe Roscoe, that you almost go home and you go to bed
and wake up and you're still Joe Roscoe?
Yeah, sometimes you dream it and stuff.
I think with the soaps,
there's not many places to hide, I would say.
And everyone then thinks you are the character
-when you're outside the set?
-Yeah, they do, yeah.
People come up and start these conversations and tell you
what's happened and who to watch out for and what have you,
but you just take that as people obviously enjoy the show,
-and that's great.
-So, Politics, Ayden,
and you're against the man we call Tremendous Knowledge Dave.
-Would you like to go first or second?
-I'll go first.
Here we go, Ayden. I know it's not your choice of subject,
so good luck here.
In US Politics, what name is given to a proposed law or policy?
Well, it's definitely not a grant.
I can't think it's a caucus.
I mean, as soon as I heard you say it, my guess is a bill.
I seem to recall a Simpsons episode
where they did something like that.
So, based on my knowledge of The Simpsons,
I'm going to go with bill.
Bill is right. And funnily enough,
The Simpsons seem to provide us with a lot of answers, Dave, don't they?
-If you've watched The Simpsons,
-you know a lot of answers to quiz questions.
-Everything comes up through The Simpsons.
-Yes, it does.
OK, Dave, your question.
Which of these politicians was born first?
Right. It's not Nigel Farage and it's not Ed Miliband.
I believe it's Silvio Berlusconi, please.
Silvio Berlusconi was definitely born first. Well done, Dave.
1-1, back to you, Ayden.
The Logting, which translates as "law thing",
is the name of the parliament of which island group?
Could you just spell Logting?
Yeah, it's L-O...
And the O has a diagonal line through it.
Top right to bottom left.
Well, the O with a diagonal line through it is
a Scandinavian thing, I think.
Certainly from playing
a lot of Football Manager, and you can pick up some
really good bargains from the Scandinavian leagues.
A lot of their names will have the O with the diagonal through it.
So I'm going to go with the Faroe Islands.
Faroe Islands is your answer.
Let's just check, Eggheads, where are the Frisian islands, first?
Off the... Well, some of them are off the Dutch coast,
some are off the German coast.
They're spread over a couple of countries.
OK, Falklands we know about.
-What is the answer here?
Faroe is right, Ayden, well done.
Two out of two.
Dave, when a guest on Desert Island Discs,
what did Theresa May choose as her luxury item?
What a question.
Depends on when she was on.
Because this has passed me by.
Now, if she was on when she was a cabinet minister,
I would have thought an Aston Martin is going to be a bit of a,
in austerity times, a bit...
..a bit too flash.
A crate of Scottish whisky's not doing it for me.
The obvious answer would be a lifetime subscription to Vogue,
but I've got very deep misgivings about this.
But, politically speaking, it has passed me by.
It's a guess, this, but I'm going to go
a lifetime subscription to Vogue, please.
A lifetime subscription to Vogue is the correct answer.
-Thought it was.
Well done, Dave.
Ayden, your question, third question, could be crucial here.
The most recent occasion that one party won more than 50%
of the popular vote in a UK general election was in which year?
Most recent that a party won more than 50%?
Well, I can't believe it would be as recent as 2010.
Because nobody's popularity
seems to be that high.
'31 was in between the First and Second World War, obviously.
I'm leaning towards...
I'm leaning towards '45, simply with it being
the year the Second World War came to an end,
and maybe the Government having steered us through that,
their popularity may have been high,
but I could be way off the mark there.
I'm going to have to go with '45, that's my gut instinct.
I go against me gut instinct and then often
I should have stuck with it, so I'm going to go with it.
Lisa's giving me a look.
Are you trying to work it out? What do you think?
Well, the boys think the same as Ayden, but I thought,
I remember seeing somewhere that Tony Blair got a ridiculously
high vote one time, but I don't know if that was in 2010,
so I was thinking it might be 2010.
Well, Blair left power in '07.
-'45 was an interesting election, Ayden,
because this is when Churchill lost, isn't it?
So it's funny old thing, he comes through the Second World War
-and he's voted out.
It's actually, with this, you've got to go back to 1931.
-'31 is the answer.
All right, Dave, you have the chance to take the round, therefore,
with this question. The former Danish Prime Minister,
Helle Thorning-Schmidt, married which British politician in 1996?
Don't believe it's Boris Johnson.
Don't believe it's Nick Clegg.
Seem to remember
her father and mother-in-law were Neil and Glenys Kinnock.
So logically, that leads me to Stephen Kinnock.
The answer is Stephen Kinnock.
Dave, we say well done.
Sorry, Ayden. But a very good performance
when it's not your subject.
I must say. And you were edging closer and closer to 1931 as well.
-Ayden, knocked out.
Dave, in the final. Return to us please, we'll play round three.
As it stands, it the Cliffhangers have lost two brains now
for the final round. The Eggheads have not lost any so far.
And your next subject is Sport.
-Ah, that's good?
Yeah, I'd love to do Sport.
OK, that's good to hear.
Who would you like to take on?
Any of these three nearest to me - Beth, Kevin or Judith.
I'm going to go with...
Either Beth or Judith, but I want to choose Judith, please.
I like that look, as well!
She's not happy, not happy at all.
Steven from the Cliffhangers versus Judith from the Eggheads on Sport.
Please take your positions.
Well, I'm sorry to take you back to Coronation Street, Steven,
but we're all fascinated with what the routine is like and how hard the
work is and all of that?
Yeah, you work long hours when you're there.
If you're main storyline, you do 12 hours a day most days.
But it's all part and parcel of it.
If you're main storyline, you're working regularly
and you're doing something that you can stick your teeth into.
-And when you joined, I think you were 18,
and you were only supposed to be in it for one episode,
and you were stuck in it for 15 years?
Yeah, I was about 20, actually, about 20, 21.
And went in for one episode, and John Savident, that played Fred,
suggested that he could use me for another episode.
So I did another one. And I got a phone call at week later,
and 15 years down the line...
And you mention Fred,
he was supposed to be your uncle and he turned out to be your father?
He wasn't even me uncle at first.
I was a YTS apprentice, and then,
as the story developed and the characters developed,
he then became his uncle.
And then, for a major storyline - which was a lovely storyline,
to be honest - he ended up being me dad.
So, yeah, that's soaps for you.
Brilliant. Steven, Sport against Judith,
would you like to go first or second?
I would like to go second, please.
OK, Judith, here we go.
We know all about Sport, don't we?
We know about playing it, anyhow.
Not your favourite.
The phrases "to throw in the towel" and "on the ropes"
are derived from which sport?
I think I do know that one, and that's boxing.
It is boxing, well done.
Steven, which of these sporting competitions was invented first?
I can't see it being Formula 1.
Do you know what, because football's 18...
I'm going to go with FA Cup.
Dave will know this, Dave?
Yeah, FA Cup's 1872, I think.
The Winter Olympics is '24.
I think the Formula 1 World Championship, 1950?
FA Cup was 1872, you're quite right.
The FA Cup is correct.
Judith, which American golfer
and former Open champion is nicknamed Wild Thing?
He's called Wild Thing?
Well, I know Bubba Watson is...
..an Open champion.
I'm not sure. I think it might be Bubba Watson.
-Steven, is she right?
-I think it's John Daly.
John Daly is the right answer.
OK, maybe it's turning now towards the Challengers?
Steven, get this right to go into the lead.
Ravichandran Ashwin plays cricket for which international team?
Do you know, this is probably me weakest subject in Sport.
I didn't really want a cricket question.
But something just come out to me there,
I can't see him being South African.
Me gut instinct was Pakistan, so I'm going to go with Pakistan, please.
-Dave, is he right?
Spin bowler and occasional good batsmen.
India is the right answer.
So, level. Third question, Judith.
England goalkeeper Peter Shilton made his senior debut
in 1966 playing for which team?
His senior debut?
Well, if it's his senior one, and it's his last job,
maybe it's Leicester City?
Yeah, you've got it right, actually, it is Leicester City,
but senior debut, I think meaning not as a child player,
not as a youth player, but in the main team.
Oh, no! I thought it meant when he's kind of retired from...
I know you did, but he's not that old.
1966, Peter Shilton, senior debut,
Leicester City is the right answer,
Judith, well done. So, I don't know how she did that, Steven.
Me neither, but well done to her.
-The logic was all over the place, there.
-All the wrong logic.
OK. You need to get this right to stay in, Steven.
Billy Beane is a celebrated team manager in which sport?
This to stay in.
I'm going to go with a total guess, but again,
me gut instinct is just saying baseball.
Baseball is correct, well done.
I think Brad Pitt played him in a film called Moneyball.
-That's it, yeah.
-Yeah, so it might have rang a bell.
Well done. Scores level,
after three questions, we go to Sudden Death.
-Now we've had it.
-Judith, not multiple choice now.
Which Florida-based American football team
won every game during the 1972 regular season
before going on to triumph in Super Bowl VII?
The Miami Dolphins.
Miami Dolphins is correct.
Well, she went Florida, Miami, Miami Dolphins,
that's how she did that. That's why she's a quizzer.
Carys Davina are the real first names of which
British Paralympian and Baroness?
I really haven't got a clue about that.
I'm just thinking there's got to be a clue in there,
but I just can't think of any.
No, I'm sorry, I've not got an answer for that.
You want to just take a stab?
No, I'm sorry, I haven't got a clue.
OK, let me just go to you - you've passed -
let me go to your team-mates here?
Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson?
Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson is the answer.
No, I wouldn't have got that.
Oh, Steven. Knocked out by Judith,
who's trying very hard not to look pleased with herself.
And not succeeding!
All right, come back to us, one more round to play.
OK, as it stands, the Cliffhangers - who we're loving having here -
are having a bit of a difficult time.
Although not playing at all badly,
the Eggheads are just playing very well.
You've lost three brains, the Eggheads have not lost one so far.
But we have another subject for you, and it's Film & TV.
Yes! That's better.
You've got to go Film & TV. That's what you said.
-I don't mind.
Well, listen, if Scott goes out here,
-you're going to be on your own in the final.
-Yeah, that's the thing.
You will be answering questions though, don't worry about that.
Which Egghead would you like to take on?
You've got left Kevin - known as the Grandmaster -
or Beth, next to Kevin?
-I'll go for Kevin.
-Scott from the Cliffhangers
versus Kevin from the Eggheads -
please go to the Question Room for the last time.
I feel I've got to describe you as multi-talented, Scott,
which must be a real bore for you?
Where do we start? The Rear Of The Year Award?
Rear Of The Year, 2002, yep.
Very proud of that, actually, unashamedly so.
Well, of course!
And the music as well, tell us about your band?
Yeah, I've spent quite a lot of the last decade
touring around with my band. We're not doing as much these days,
but I play guitar and I still sing a lot.
So I've been keeping quite busy with that
and doing other things on top of that as well, musically.
And your character in Coronation Street was Sam Kingston?
Sam Kingston, the garage mechanic.
He spent a great deal of his time with his T-shirt off,
viewers might remember that.
So, yeah, it's quite a long time ago now.
He stripped in the Rovers Return, I think?
Correct, he did that, an exotic dance in the Rovers Return.
So the Rear Of The Year followed that?
We're seeing a connection here.
It did, yeah, definitely, definitely.
OK, good stuff.
I know you love your screen.
Would you like to go first or second?
I'll go first.
Here we go.
Which of these is a famous quote from the film Toy Story?
Well, I've got a six-year-old daughter, Lexi,
who's watched all the Toy Stories,
so I have had to watch them over and over again.
So I'm going to go, "To infinity and beyond!"
Yes, of course, "To infinity and beyond!"
Kevin, which of these films starred Michael Caine?
Well, the answer is Zulu.
And seeing that at the cinema when I was about seven
was what inspired an interest in the Zulu War,
which subsequently was my final in the subject when I won Mastermind.
-Yeah. It's Zulu.
Zulu is the right answer, well done, Kevin.
OK, Scott, back to you.
The comedy double act Morecambe and Wise often closed their shows
with a rendition of which song?
Well, we talked about Rear Of The Year,
so it's not Moon River...
It's Bring Me Sunshine, I'm going to go with that.
Bring Me Sunshine it is, well done, Scott.
Two out of two.
Making light work of it so far.
Kevin, the Shipmans and the Wests are families
in which TV comedy series?
I don't think The Thick Of It really involves families.
Him And Her focuses on a couple, really.
But I seem to remember that
the name of one of the families in Gavin & Stacey was West.
I think, didn't Rob Brydon play Bryn West, or something like that?
Anyway, I think it's Gavin & Stacey.
Gavin & Stacey is correct.
So, 2-2 after two questions.
Scott, the third, as we know, can be crucial.
Who played the title role in the 1960s TV version of Batman?
It was Adam West.
Adam West is the right answer, Scott, well done.
OK, third question to Kevin, maybe Kevin will trip up here?
Which film star celebrated his 100th birthday in 2016?
Gene Hackman's a bit younger.
But Kirk Douglas and Robert Mitchum were born fairly close together.
But the one who turned 100 in 2016 was Kirk Douglas.
Kirk Douglas is correct.
So, three out of three for you both, we go to Sudden Death.
Last round before the final, and, Scott, your question.
I don't give you options.
Nichelle Nichols played the role of Uhura
in which science fiction TV series of the 1960s?
Star Trek's right.
The boys...and the team leader love that.
I was going to say the boys love that,
but Lisa was celebrating as well.
The TV drama Doc Martin, starring Martin Clunes,
is set in which English county?
I believe it's set in a seaside town in Cornwall.
Cornwall is correct.
Sudden Death. Scott, back to you.
In which country was the actress Margot Robbie born?
Margot Robbie was born in...
It would be easy to say America, but it's not, it's Australia.
It is Australia, good stuff.
"You don't get to 500 million friends
"without making a few enemies"
is the tag line of which 2010 film?
"You don't get a 500 million friends without making a few enemies"?
-Well, I'm assuming then that this is the one about
the founding of Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg.
So it's The Social Network.
The Social Network is right.
Scott, the TV property show Grand Designs is presented by Kevin...who?
-Kevin McCloud is right.
Kevin, who won the Leading Actor award at the 2016 TV Baftas
for his performance in the drama series Wolf Hall?
Well, the one...
Because I've... Yeah.
There was stage and TV versions of Wolf Hall, so I'm just...
But the one that played Thomas Cromwell on TV was Mark Rylance.
Mark Rylance is right.
Scott, who played the title role
of an ageing Sherlock Holmes in the 2015 film, Mr Holmes?
Who played the title role of an ageing Sherlock Holmes?
I know it, I can see...
I can see the cover of the film.
And I'm racking my brains at the moment.
I cannot dredge that from the back of my memory.
And I really know it, and I'm going to really regret
not remembering this.
As it stands...
I can't think of anybody, so I'm just going to say...
Tom Hanks is your answer.
Let's see, team, do we know?
-Who, actually, I think, has been in Coronation Street?
-Yes, he has.
-Don't rub it in.
I won't rub it in, sorry.
I won't mention that again.
Kevin, you have a chance now to take the round with this question.
In 2015, the actor Joe Manganiello married which actress
from the TV comedy series Modern Family?
This for the round.
Well, I don't watch Modern Family,
and I've only got one actress's name from it,
and she's probably considered the lead actress,
and is one of the highest-paid actresses around.
And that's Sofia Vergara, but whether it's her, I don't know.
-Sofia Vergara is the right answer, Kevin,
you've taken the round.
He is very, very good.
Sorry, Scott. And I know you knew that.
I knew that one, yeah.
No, but I know you knew Ian McKellen, really.
You've got the poster in your mind.
-All right, we've done four rounds, we can play the final.
Return to us and we'll do it.
So, this is what we've been playing towards,
it's time for the final round,
which, as always, is General Knowledge.
But I'm afraid those of you who lost your head-to-heads
won't been able to take part in this round.
So, Lisa, Steven, Scott and Ayden from the Cliffhangers,
would you please now leave the studio.
-Well, here we are, Sean.
I know this wasn't quite the plan.
No, it wasn't the plan, and as the day has progressed, we have kind of,
as a team, realised that Scott was probably our font of knowledge.
And we must admit, Scott's made a good impression of himself today.
So, really, we could have done with Scott being here.
But even so, we're against five Eggheads.
Don't worry, honestly, you can do it.
People have done it from that position.
So, you're playing to win £10,000 for your charities.
Lisa, Dave, Beth, Kevin, Judith,
you're playing for something money can't buy -
the Eggheads' reputation.
As usual, I will ask each team three questions in turn,
they're all General Knowledge. You may confer.
Sorry that doesn't help you, Sean.
-The question is, can your one brain defeat these five?
Would you like to go first or second?
I suppose I'd better go first.
And here we go, General Knowledge, Sean, good luck.
Hartlepool is a seaport in which county of the UK?
Kent and Cumbria are nowhere near Hartlepool,
because Hartlepool is in Durham.
Durham is quite right.
And you had a cookbook which was called...?
-The Great Northern Cookbook.
-So there we are.
I'm sure there's at least one Hartlepool dish in there.
Henry Hill and Jimmy Conway are characters in which film?
Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta.
Well, Ray Liotta's Henry Hill.
-Robert De Niro's Jimmy Conway.
All right, then.
I'm reliably informed that's Goodfellas.
Goodfellas is correct.
Good answer. Might have tripped me up, that one.
-Would you have got that?
Here's your question. Which of these actors claims to have had
an impromptu boxing match with the Dalai Lama?
OK, well, I think I know this.
Brian Blessed has had many a foray to the Everest region.
And, I would have thought, would have taken great curiosity
in Buddhism and would have had an opportunity to meet the Dalai Lama.
And I would have thought something must've happened,
and Brian Blessed was that very man.
-Brian Blessed is correct.
Hey, that's good!
The Ural Mountains mark the traditional boundary
between which two continents?
-Europe and Asia.
-Europe and Asia.
Yep. They are the border between Europe and Asia.
Yes, the boundary between Europe and Asia.
Correct answer. 2-2, back to you, Sean.
Which of these words refers specifically to eagles?
Here sits a bird-watcher.
A lot of the "-lines" I know, but this particular one,
Not looking at aquiline, don't think.
As these are probably...
..Greek names for those groups of birds...
There's no real clues in there, really.
It's one of those two, methinks.
And I can't think of any reason...
I've never even heard of bubaline.
So I'm going to go for pavonine.
Now, is there some way of getting this out the Roman...?
-What's going on?
The Latin for eagle is aquila.
-Which would take you to aquiline.
-Aquiline is the answer.
-Sometimes people are described
as having an aquiline nose, aren't they?
Which means like an eagle's beak.
-A beaky nose.
-A beaky nose, aquiline.
Pavonine is peacocks.
-Pavonine is peacocks?
2-2 after three questions to Sean.
But this is your third,
you can end the contest with this, Eggheads.
The fictional schoolboy Billy Bunter was created by which writer?
-Because it ain't the other two.
-Yeah, it's Frank Richards.
-Yep, that's Frank Richards.
You seem pretty certain, Eggheads.
The words came out quite promptly there.
-Well, Richmal Crompton was William.
-And who was Thomas Hughes?
-Tom Brown's Schooldays.
Tom Brown's Schooldays?
The correct answer is Frank Richards.
We say congratulations, Eggheads, you have won.
Did you say... You're a bird-watcher, right?
Yes, but I've never really studied the Greek names
for any of the birds. It's not really interested me.
-But I am quite a bird-watcher.
Passerines, I know all the passerines.
But I didn't know the name for the eagles.
-But great to see you, thank you so much.
Thanks ever so much, it's been lovely, it really has.
-We've all enjoyed ourselves.
-And great for us. Thank you, team.
Wonderful to see you.
Commiserations to our Cliffhangers.
The Eggheads have done what comes naturally to them.
Certainly seems to be against the celeb teams at the moment.
You've got this superhuman power at the moment.
Your winning streak continues.
It does mean that the Challengers haven't won the £10,000,
so we'll roll it over to our next show.
Will you ever be beaten by a celeb team?
Join us next time to see if a new team of Challengers have the brains
to take them down. There'll be £11,000 on the table.
Till we quiz again, goodbye.
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?