Football Focus presenter Dan Walker, financial guru Martin Lewis, DJ Nihal Arthanayake and Olympic cyclist Sarah Storey answer questions posed by John Humphrys.
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Four celebrities who claim to know all there is to know about their specialist subject.
But can they cut it on television's toughest quiz?
They agreed to put themselves in the hot seat for their chosen charity.
Only one person can be the winner.
Who will be crowned tonight's Celebrity Mastermind?
Our first celebrity in the spotlight tonight,
the financial guru Martin Lewis.
He answers questions on the Superman films.
The Radio One and Asian network DJ Nihal Arthanayake
takes questions on Glenn Hoddle.
The athlete Sarah Storey on the television series Sex And The City.
And the Football Focus presenter Dan Walker
on the gunpowder plot.
Hello. I'm John Humphrys, and welcome to Celebrity Mastermind.
Tonight, four contenders have once again agreed
to answer 90 seconds of questions on their specialist subject
and two minutes on their general knowledge.
The winner will take home this modest trophy
but the great honour of the Mastermind title.
So let's get on with it, and ask our first contender to join us, please.
And your name is?
Your chosen charity?
And your chosen subject?
The Superman films. 90 seconds, starting now.
What's the planet Superman's sent away from by his parents as they know it's about to explode?
Which town gives its name to the Kansas high school Clark Kent goes to as a boy?
In Superman 2, what landmark do terrorists seize,
threatening to destroy the city with a bomb?
The Eiffel Tower.
Who was Superman's mother who was killed by the explosion of Krypton?
In Superman 3, where does Lois Lane go on vacation
when Clark goes to his school reunion?
What does the infant Clark Kent
lift as his first display of superhuman strength
soon after his spacecraft crashes to Earth?
-A pickup truck.
-Yeah, Jonathan Kent's truck.
For which newspaper does Clark Kent work as a reporter when he arrives in Metropolis?
The Daily Planet.
What is Superman's real name on the planet Krypton?
When Gus Gorman researches the components of kryptonite to destroy Superman
a tiny percentage of the compound comes up as unknown.
What substance does Gus substitute for it?
What is the title of the series
that the Daily Planet owner's daughter, Lacy Warfield,
suggests she and Clark Kent write together?
Metropolis At Night.
No, After Hours, it says here.
Which aircraft does Superman save by taking the place
of the engine destroyed by lightning?
Air Force One.
Which country does evil businessman Ross Webster
describe as the one country with the gall to think
it can dictate the economy of an open market
before asking Gus Gorman to help destroy its coffee crop?
In which large flat shard of crystal are three super villains imprisoned
before being released by a nuclear explosion
-from a bomb Superman hurled from Earth into space?
The Phantom Zone.
It can only be the Phantom Zone, yes.
Martin, no passes. 12 points.
And our next contender, please.
Go on, get up there!
Come on, you've no choice now.
I know. Taxi!
Your chosen charity?
And your chosen subject?
Glenn Hoddle in 90 seconds.
For which London club did Hoddle play
almost 500 first-team games between '75 and '87?
Who managed Spurs for eight of Hoddle's seasons at the club,
leaving after the 1984 UEFA Cup win?
Tottenham retained the FA Cup in '82 when they beat which club in a replay?
Hoddle scored the only goal with a penalty.
Which manager did Hoddle replace twice,
first when appointed caretaker at Southampton in 2000, then at Wolves in 2004?
Dave Lee Travis.
No! Jones. Hoddle's first full game for Spurs was in February 1976 at Stoke City
when he scored against which international goalkeeper?
When England won Le Tournoi,
a World Cup warm-up tournament with Hoddle as manager in France in '97,
they beat Italy and the host nation, but lost to which team?
Which Scot was Hoddle's assistant at Swindon,
replacing him as manager when Hoddle moved to Chelsea?
Um...Dave Lee Travis.
John Gorman. Hoddle's first full cap for England
was in a European Championship qualifying match at Wembley in November '79.
He scored against which country?
Which Dutch international, later to follow him as manager,
did Hoddle sign for Chelsea on a free transfer from Sampdoria in July '95?
Hoddle was sent off for fighting with Jerry Murphy
in a League Cup match in September 1980 against which other London club?
-Crystal Palace. Which player, then at Middlesbrough,
did Hoddle controversially omit from the '98 World Cup squad?
-Hoddle's highest tally as a goal scorer for Spurs...
..was in the '79-80 season when he scored a total of how many league and cup goals?
Nearly there, but not quite.
Nihal, you got seven points.
And our next contender, please.
And your name is?
Your chosen charity?
And your chosen subject?
Sex And The City in 90 seconds.
Whom does Carrie first meet when she drops her purse
as she leaves Kurt's apartment in the opening episode?
John James Big.
As well as her three girlfriends, whom does Charlotte consult
when she can't decide if her pastry chef friend Stephan is gay?
Which singer plays Seth, whom Carrie meets in her therapist's waiting room
in the episode Games People Play?
Which of the women feels stigmatised
by having to repeatedly tick the "single" box on forms
when she buys her first apartment in Four Women And A Funeral?
In The Turtle And The Hare
Bernie Turtletaub suffers from what personal hygiene problem?
-Bad breath, actually.
What's the surname of Samantha,
the PR executive who is one of the four main characters in the series?
At Jeremy and Madeline's wedding in The Chicken Dance,
Charlotte's a bridesmaid. What role is given to Miranda?
She's asked to do the guest book.
For which fictional New York newspaper does Carrie write her column Sex And The City?
-New York Times.
-New York Star.
In The Power Of Female Sex
Carrie refers to her love of buying what expensive fashion items
as her substance abuse problem?
What shocking statement by Samantha
prompts Charlotte to visit a psychic in O Come All Ye Faithful?
Whether or not she'll get married.
In Three's A Crowd, Carrie visits Big's ex-wife Barbara.
What type of business does Barbara work in?
In Models And Mortals, Stanford introduces Carrie to his client Derek.
What type of clothing does Derek model?
In The Monogamists, Carrie confronts Big in a restaurant
-and says she didn't realise he was dating other women.
What is his reply?
I didn't realise we were...
on our own...exclusive.
That's not a bad answer but what he actually said was,
"Not a lot of them."
No passes. Sarah, you got eight points.
And our final contender, please.
And your name is?
Your chosen charity?
And your chosen subject?
The gunpowder plot.
On what occasion taking place on 5th November 1605
did the conspirators plan to blow up the Palace of Westminster,
killing the King, Lords and bishops?
The opening of Parliament.
What was the name of the Warwickshire Catholic who instigated the gunpowder plot?
Which law fining Catholics who refused to attend Anglican Church
was initially relaxed by King James I but later reinforced?
What name was given to the plot of 1603
that aimed to remove James and place Arabella Stuart on the throne?
The Main Plot.
What alias did Guy Fawkes use after joining the plotters and lodging in London?
Father Oswald Tesimond escaped to Calais after the plot
on a boat with a cargo of what?
Yeah, dead pigs.
The fact that James's wife, the new Queen, was Catholic
gave English Catholics hope for greater toleration. What was the Queen's name?
Anne... Anne of Denmark.
Who, as Attorney General, was the chief prosecutor of the conspirators?
-No, Sir Edward Coke.
Which peer received an anonymous warning not to attend the opening of Parliament
which he passed to Lord Salisbury?
What name was used for the question put to Catholics
on whether they would support the monarch or the Pope
if the country were invaded by Papal forces or forces blessed by him?
-I'll take it as a pass.
Nicholas Owen was a Jesuit lay brother known for his construction of priest holes
who died under torture. By what name was he also known?
The priest-hole man.
-Little John. Who was the sixth conspirator...
I've started, so I'll finish. ..to be recruited?
He was put in charge of Catesby's house in Lambeth
where the gunpowder was to be stored.
I think his name was Robert Keyes.
You'd be absolutely right.
You had one pass, the name used for the question
put to Catholics about whether they support the monarch or the Pope was
-"the bloody question".
-There you go.
-You have, Dan, nine points.
That's the end of the first round. Let's have a look at the scores.
In fourth place, Nihal Arthanayake.
In third place, Sarah Storey,
second place, Dan Walker,
and in the lead, Martin Lewis.
So, it's the general knowledge round now.
If there's a tie, the number of passes gets taken into account -
the person with the fewest passes is the winner.
Let's get on with it, and ask Nihal to join us again, please.
The last time you and I worked together, Nihal,
-it was on a programme called Art School.
-It was, John.
-You were a sort of rapper in those days.
-No, I was still a DJ on Radio 1.
-Yes, but you know, you were younger.
-In a former life,
I used to pick up a mic and jump around and dive off stages,
-and that kind of stuff.
-Did you? So no more rapping?
No, lots of DJ-ing around the world, I'm off to India on Friday to DJ.
Then I'm off to Sri Lanka. So, yeah, a lot of DJ-ing.
To those of us who don't understand it, DJing seems a bit of a doddle.
-I say that, and I...
-Unlike sitting there and asking me questions!
I didn't say it was a bigger doddle than this!
-Come on, I've got the answers and the questions!
I actually did try it once on a show and made a complete...
even bigger fool of myself - what's the secret to really good DJ-ing?
Er, creating... At the risk of sounding really geeky,
creating a musical narrative for people, so that you have a selection of tracks
which not just match the timings of each track,
match a kind of story for people listening, so as they're dancing,
you're taking them to certain places, then you may let them rest for a bit,
and then bring them back up again. You have to choose that music.
Like when you're interviewing a politician, you have to select the right questions,
and you want to take them where YOU want to take them.
-As a DJ, it's you taking the crowd.
-It's a whole new world.
-You're more than welcome to come and do some DJ-ing!
You teach me and I'll take over. This can't go on for ever, can it?!
Right, OK, seven points. General knowledge coming up.
Two minutes, starting now.
Which film actor, born in 1946, is nicknamed Sly?
-Which owl takes its name from farm buildings where it nests?
-Which festive figure is known as Joulupukki
in the language of his Finnish Lapland home?
-In September 2011, which artist won the Mercury Prize
with Let England Shake, partly inspired by conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan?
-Which TV personality created by Steve Coogan
is the author of the autobiography subtitled We Need To Talk About Alan?
-Alan "Ah-ha!" Partridge.
Stinking Bishop, which has its rind washed with pear cider,
and is said to smell of old socks, is a variety of what?
Golfers from which part of the United Kingdom
won three of the five Major Championships between 2010 and 2011?
-No, Northern Ireland.
In EastEnders, which character was played by Ross Kemp?
-Byker, Jesmond and Scotswood are districts
of which city in northern England?
-Byker, Jesmond and Scotswood.
-Newcastle. At what time of day
did the Armistice that saw the end of WWI come into force
on the 11th November 1918?
What German word is a ghostly double of a human being?
-Which Bolton boxer unified the WBA and IBF
light welterweight titles, beating Zab Judah in Las Vegas in July 2011?
-Drinking water from the wrong side of the glass
is a folk remedy supposed to cure what?
Hiccups! Which Glaswegian rock group led by Fran Healy
took their name from a character in the 1984 film Paris, Texas?
-The bones of which king, along with those of his wife,
were supposedly discovered by monks at Glastonbury Abbey in 1191?
-Which 1997 film stars Will Smith as a fighter pilot
and Jeff Goldblum as a scientist...
..who helped to save the world from aliens?
No passes, Nihal, you have 19 points!
And now, Sarah again, please.
Now, I was looking at the various medals and awards,
that you've won, and I started to give up!
Here's a very quick read of some things you've done.
In the Paralympics, you got two golds at Barcelona as a swimmer.
You got 15 medals, five of them golds, in subsequent years,
and then cycling, this was as an able-bodied athlete,
you got two golds at Beijing, it just went on and on -
how many have you got altogether?
46 gold medals from international competitions.
46. Good grief! It must have been incredibly difficult
to shift from swimming at that level to cycling at that level?
I guess so. I was always a sportsgirl at school, though.
I went down to Manchester Velodrome just to have a look and have a go,
and I came off the track, and they went, "That was the world record,"
and I was, "OK!"
-And you had just started cycling?
-About seven or eight months later,
so I got the chance then to decide which sport I wanted to do.
This was 2005. and with the help of my swimming coach, Colin Hood,
we decided it was time to get on my bike! LAUGHTER
-And what do you prefer?
-It's a really tough question.
The discipline of swimming, getting up at five to go training,
that has given me so much to bring into my cycling,
and I very much enjoy riding my bike. I always say,
I go round in circles now to even out all of the up-and-down in the pool.
-Anyway, good luck in the Olympics.
-Thank you very much.
And in general knowledge - you've got eight points, 19 to beat.
Here we go. What food is eaten in Britain on Shrove Tuesday
giving the day it's alternative name?
Harry Pearce, played by Peter Firth, is the longest-running character
of which BBC drama about Mi5?
-What name is given to an ornamental lighting fixture
hung from the ceiling, that originally held candles?
What Italian term meaning first lady is the leading female singer
in an opera company, or a temperamental person?
-Prima donna. The ruins of the 12th-century Kirkstall Abbey
are three miles from the centre of which Yorkshire city?
-A species of which snake, that kills by squeezing its prey to death,
is reckoned to be the world's longest, at over 30ft in length?
How do performers move around the stage in Starlight Express?
-Which actress helped to rescue Richard Branson's mother
when his house on Necker Island caught fire after being struck by lightning?
-Yes! The hit albums of which English band include
Everything Changes, Beautiful World, The Circus and Progress?
In the Twilight novels by Stephenie Meyer,
Edward Cullen is what sort of mythical creature?
Erm... I don't know.
In which Italian city is the San Siro Stadium,
the home of football clubs AC and Internazionale?
What popular Chinese dish consists of the upper part of the pork belly
cut in narrow strips on the bone?
-Spare ribs. Which Richard Curtis film starring Hugh Grant,
Martine McCutcheon and Bill Nighy tells the story of eight couples
in the weeks leading up to Christmas?
-Yes. The world's second highest mountain,
Mount Godwin-Austen, is generally known by what letter and number?
In which work by Geoffrey Chaucer do a group of pilgrims...
..tell stories on their way to St Thomas a Becket's shrine?
-It's the Canterbury Tales.
Now, the other passes. In the Twilight novels, Edward Cullen is a vampire.
The ruins of the abbey are three miles from the centre of Leeds.
And Harry Pearce is in Spooks.
-You have now, Sarah, 16 points!
And now, Dan Walker again, please.
Now, it is said, Dan, that when you were 11,
you wrote to Des Lynam...
-True, so far. ..saying, "I want your job."
I did also compliment him on his incredible moustache as well.
It was along the lines of, "Dear Des, I like your moustache, how do I get your job?"
-And he said?
-Well, he was actually incredibly polite.
He said, "What you need to do is, do your GCSEs, do your A-levels,
"go to university." He said, "Don't do a media degree,
"do history or English or geography -
"then do a postgrad in broadcast journalism, and then get a job in local radio."
-And did you do all that?
-I did, bizarrely enough.
-The whole bit?
-I did history - which is why I did the Gunpowder Plot.
I did a postgraduate course in broadcast journalism in Sheffield,
got a job in local radio,
wrote back to Des Lynam and said, "Ey-up, punk, watch your back!"
-And he said?
-He didn't respond to that one.
-I wonder why!
And you got the job, the job you wanted?
Yes. I dreamt of being a professional footballer,
and I think the next best thing, if you can't play professionally,
is to be paid to talk about it - it's a real privilege,
something I'm very thankful to do.
-You got nine points, and 19 is still the score to beat.
-Let's do it!
Here we go. Cleopatra, who died in 30BC,
was the queen of which country?
Who won Best Director for Schindler's List at the 1994 Oscars?
-Species of which fish from the salmon family
include sea, brown and rainbow?
Which work by Vivaldi has four concertos - spring, summer, autumn and winter?
-The Four Seasons.
-What does Lord Sugar say to the successful candidate
on The Apprentice, as opposed to "You're fired"?
Oh - "You're hired."
Which German theologian and religious leader born in Eisleben in 1483
was an instigator of the Protestant Reformation?
Which song was recorded by Hayley Westenra
as the official song for the 2011 Rugby World Cup -
previously recorded by Kiri Te Kanawa?
-Er, The World In Union.
-What is the nationality
of Agatha Christie's detective Hercule Poirot?
-(FRENCH ACCENT) Belgian.
A statue of which naval hero was erected in Trafalgar Square
in Bridgetown, Barbados, 30 years before London?
-The alpaca, guanaco and vicuna
are close relatives of which other South American animal?
-Yes. A breast of chicken stuffed with garlic butter,
coated with breadcrumbs and baked or deep-fried
is named after which former Russian city?
By what name were German submarines usually referred to
during the First and Second World War?
-Which river that rises in Staffordshire flows about 170 miles
in a roughly northerly and easterly direction before emptying into the Humber estuary?
Ooh, don't know, Tyne?
-That's a terrible answer!
-Which Indian batsman who played in the 2011 series
against England scored his 35th Test century in December 2005,
breaking the record set by his fellow countryman Sunil Gavaskar?
What French term is used to describe a bathroom connecting with a bedroom?
Which topical comedy television panel show is regularly hosted
by the Irish comedian Dara O Briain and includes Hugh Dennis and Andy Parsons?
Mock The Week.
-Which cloak of South American origin...
..consists of a square of cloth with a hole for the head to go through?
Ah, the poncho!
The poncho is correct.
Ah, no passes. You've rocketed up, Dan, you've now got 25 points.
And finally, Martin again, please.
And you're the man we want to hear from
because you know all about saving money.
Although, do we want to save money any longer,
because you don't get anything for it if you do save it?
-They give you 0.5% or nothing...
..and charge about 100% to borrow. It's a good scam, isn't it?
It's a wonderful scam, you know, credit card interest 18%,
current account interest 1%. It's a very easy way to make money.
But you can get interest on your savings, this is the myth,
but you have to become an active, aggressive saver, and do your work.
It has become a job of work, getting decent interest.
3.1% is easily do-able.
In some places, if you know where to look, you can get 4, 5% if you're willing to lock in,
but it's about treating it like a job.
I'm sorry I asked now.
But if we follow your advice and we do all this stuff,
we've no time to go out and work and make any money,
-we'd just be busy trying to save it all.
-I would argue that there are two ways to do it.
You could constantly do it or you could do a financial blitz,
take a day off a year, sort through your finances.
If you save yourself £1,000,
you'd have to be earning half a million pounds a year
before it wasn't the best-paid day of your year,
and I think we need to get a bit more mechanistic about how we deal with our finances.
Lots of people just see it, "Oh, I'll go to work,"
but work doesn't pay as well as sorting out everything in one go,
so my argument is, I'm afraid, in this complex consumer economy we have,
you've got to put the time in.
Right, you've got 12 points, 25 is the highest score so far,
that's what you've got to beat, and you have two minutes in which to do it,
to become the Mastermind champion. Here we go.
Which major river flows through the centre of Paris?
-How are poets such as Rupert Brooke and Wilfred Owen known
because of the event that provided the background to their best-known works?
-No, First World War poets.
Which band had a hit in 1966 with Eleanor Rigby,
in which Father McKenzie darns his socks in the night?
-Ray Stevenson, Matthew Macfadyen, and Luke Evans
star in the 2011 film about which heroic trio, created by Alexandre Dumas?
-He was chairman of the People's Republic of China
remained chairman of its Communist Party until his death in '76.
-Which British golfer finished top of the US PGA money list
in 2011 after a victory at the Disney Classic in Florida?
-Luke Donald. Which motorway connects London with South Wales?
-Who has written six books about Alfred the Great
and his descendants, the latest, The Death Of Kings,
was published in September 2011?
Which chapel in the Vatican is named after the Pope in whose reign it was built?
It has ceiling frescoes and an altar wall by Michelangelo.
-Schipperkes and Schnauzers are breeds of which animal?
-The interior angles of a triangle add up to how many degrees?
-"What an artist dies in me!" are said to be the last words
of which notoriously cruel Roman Emperor?
-In computer games, which character who later became a plumber
was introduced in the 1981 game Donkey Kong,
where he was known as Jumpman?
-Which television series starred James Nesbitt and Helen Baxendale,
focused on the lives and loves of three couples in their 30s?
-The Jersey Royal, first grown on the island in about 1880,
is a variety of what vegetable?
-Which group topped the charts in 1967 with A Whiter Shade Of Pale?
-What is the full name of the country commonly called Bosnia,
the additional word having the meaning Duke's Land?
-Whose first collaboration with Andrew Lloyd Webber
was The Likes Of Us, a musical version of the Dr Barnardo story
written in the mid-'60s?
-What does the organisation known as RoSPA aim to prevent,
according to its acronym?
-The family of which 21st century Chancellor of the Exchequer...
-..made their fortune from wallpaper and fabrics?
You've got to get this one!
-He's the Chancellor of the Exchequer!
-I'd relaxed at the end!
All that time building up your reputation and you blew it!
In one go!
However, three passes, Whiter Shade Of Pale, Procol Harum,
Cold Feet, James Nesbitt, Helen Baxendale and all those,
and Bernard Cornwell wrote those six books about Alfred the Great.
You have, Martin, 26 points.
Well, that was a close-run thing. Let's have a look at the scores.
In fourth place, with 16 points, Sarah Storey.
Third place, 19 points, Nihal Arthanayake.
Second place, 25 points, Dan Walker.
In first place, he just got there at the end,
26 points, Martin Lewis.
Come and join us, Martin.
-Well done, congratulations.
-Thank you, cheers.
Come and stand there, that's it.
You're the money man, you know the value of things.
-What's that worth?
-It's priceless, John. Could I say anything else?
That was the only answer.
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Football Focus presenter Dan Walker, financial guru Martin Lewis, DJ Nihal Arthanayake and Olympic cyclist Sarah Storey answer questions on the Gunpowder Plot, the Superman films, Glenn Hoddle and Sex and the City.