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These people are among 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 the show where a team of five quiz challengers

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pit their wits against possibly the greatest quiz team in Britain.

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They've won some of the country's toughest quiz shows - the Eggheads.

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Challenging the awesome might of our quiz champions are...

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This team of siblings admit

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that things can get a little competitive.

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For today, they've put aside their sibling rivalries to take on the Eggheads together. Let's meet them.

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Hello. My name is Marc. I'm 37 and a sales executive.

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Hi. I'm Anna. I'm 27 and I'm a PE teacher.

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My name's Russ. I'm 27 and I'm a physiotherapist.

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My name is Steve. I'm 27 and I'm a PE teacher.

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My name's Ollie. I'm 29 and I'm a PE teacher.

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Welcome to you, Walby Wonders. All I can say is, your poor parents!

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Thank you, Dermot(!)

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-Are there any more of you?

-Yes.

-What?

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-One more, in Florida.

-Six altogether.

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Of course, we've got the triplets in the middle.

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You're the eldest Marc. You were ten years old. Life was just fine.

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-Then this happens.

-Yes. It was very interesting when it happened.

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It was pleasant, a pleasant surprise.

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Tell me about the quizzing, the sibling rivalry.

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Does it get a bit heated over the Trivial Pursuit?

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It's more Monopoly! Definitely Monopoly.

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Not really quizzing...

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Monopoly, a bit of Trivial Pursuit at Christmas.

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It tends to be at around Christmas that this happens, yes.

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-With Monopoly, is there a bit of shifting the hotels around and money sneaking out of the bank?

-Yes.

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-Something like that. Loans.

-Have you made up your own rules?

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There's always variations within families, like where you put the money from the fines.

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-The only thing we agree on is £200 when you pass go.

-Right.

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Which you always get cos you're big brother!

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Right, every day, there is £1,000 up for grabs for our challengers.

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If they fail to defeat the Eggheads the prize money rolls over.

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So, Walby Wonder, the Eggheads have won the last eight games.

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£9,000 says you can't beat the Eggheads.

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Our first head-to-head battle is on the subject of History.

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Who's your historian?

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-Our historian!

-I'm thinking Ollie!

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He got an A-level in history.

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He did get an A-level in history.

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-I think it's gonna be me!

-You've been told by big brother!

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-Yeah. We think Oliver.

-Who would you like to play?

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You can choose anyone you like.

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I'll take on CJ.

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You've decided that yourself. You're playing, so why not?

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Let's have Ollie and CJ into the question room to play History.

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Ollie, do you want to go first or second?

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I don't think it'll make that much difference. I think I'll go first.

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Good luck, Ollie.

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In British history, George II

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who ruled for over 30 years in the 18th century, was a member of which royal house?

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Well, my A-level didn't cover this era!

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It was the mid-17th century that I studied.

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Don't like the look of Plantagenet.

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-I think I'm going to go with Hanover.

-Hanover?

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You're right. Hanover is correct.

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OK, CJ.

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Gallipoli, the site of a major World War I campaign,

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is located in which modern-day country?

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-It's in Turkey.

-It is, and you have a tick to match Ollie's.

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Ollie, your second question.

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In the 18th century, who became the first explorer to cross the Antarctic circle?

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I don't think it was John Hanning Speke,

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which gives me a 50-50 choice.

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I think I'm going to go with...

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James Cook, please.

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It's the right answer. Well done, Ollie.

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You have two. CJ's second question.

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Which bomb developed by Barnes Wallis during World War II, designed to damage by an earthquake effect,

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was an even larger version of the "tallboy" bomb?

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I'm not sure, but the only one I've heard of as a bomb is Grand Slam.

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I've not heard of Totaller or Thunderwall. I'll go for Grand Slam.

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Grand Slam is correct. Well done, CJ.

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It's all square, then.

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If you get this, Ollie, it might put you into the final round.

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What collective name was given to four statutes

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passed after the Restoration in 1660, designed to cripple the power of the non-Conformists?

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Well, this is the only one in the era that I studied!

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I should know it, but it's the one I have the least knowledge on now!

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I think it's either Clarendon or Shaftesbury. Um...

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Shaftesbury's sort of jumping out at me.

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So I'm going to go with Shaftesbury Code, please.

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Bad luck, Ollie. It's Clarendon Code.

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It's in the era you studied, but you forgot it!

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A chance for CJ to win the round. Which ancient ruler had his general,

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Parmenion, put to death following a plot supposedly instigated by Parmenion's son?

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I haven't heard this. Could you spell Parmenion, please?

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P-A-R-M-E-N-I-O-N.

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Well, the spelling doesn't fit anything to do with Genghis Khan.

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So is it Greek or is it Roman? It sounds more Roman to me.

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Literally, I've not heard of this so I'm trying to do this on language.

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Parmenion sounds Roman rather than Greek, so I'll try Julius Caesar.

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-It was Alexander the Great.

-LAUGHS

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Bad luck, CJ.

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You were both picking between two

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and getting it wrong.

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It's two points apiece so, Ollie, we go for sudden death.

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We take out those choices. I've just got to hear the answer from you.

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Who was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty at the outbreak of World War II in September 1939?

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I haven't got a clue, to be perfectly honest.

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-Winston Churchill.

-It's the right answer!

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Good guess!

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CJ, who was King of England at the time of the Battle of Solway Moss?

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I don't know the battle. If I knew the year, that'd be easy.

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I'm going to have to pick someone who was around when there were a lot of battles.

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Let's hope it was something I don't know at the start of the Civil War.

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-I'll try Charles I.

-Charles I, back in Ollie's period.

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But it's not Charles I. It's Henry VIII.

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Ollie, you've won the round!

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-How does that feel?

-Er...absolutely brilliant!

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You'll be in the final round. Would you both please join your teams?

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Four guesses, and he's in the final round! Well done, Ollie!

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You knocked CJ out on History.

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Let's play our next subject. This one's Geography.

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Who'd like to play this?

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-Right, who's feeling confident?

-Again, I've got an A-level in it!

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-Well, it's doing us...

-Shall I do it?

-Yeah, go on.

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I just want to say for the record, I'm not confident.

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-We think, yeah, Steve.

-These A-levels again.

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-Who are you going to choose? Can't be CJ.

-Shall we take out a big gun?

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Pat.

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-I was going to say Pat.

-Pat? He's a big brain.

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He is a big brain. Go on, then. Let's go Pat.

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-He looks nervous.

-He's quivering!

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LAUGHTER

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Once he heard about that A-level! We had to restrain him.

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-He was running out of the studio.

-I've done a bit of travelling.

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Steve and big brain Pat playing Geography.

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Both into the question room, please.

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-Steve, do you want to go first or second?

-I'd like to go first as well, please.

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Off we go, Steve, and good luck.

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What is the official monetary unit of India?

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Right, well I haven't actually been to India,

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so I'm not 100% sure on this.

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But I'm going to use an educated guess.

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I'm going to go for rupee.

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Be a good idea. Yes, it's the right answer.

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Pat, first question for you.

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Guildford is a town in which English county?

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It lies to the southwest of London.

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It's one of the principal towns of Surrey.

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Yes, it is. Right answer there, and straight back to Steve.

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Which European capital city lies at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers?

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Right, not massively confident on this one.

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Danube, I believe, is in...

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-Vienna.

-OK. Vienna.

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Capital of Austria.

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No, it's not. Eggheads?

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ALL: Belgrade.

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-But Vienna IS on the Danube.

-Flows through Vienna to Belgrade.

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OK, well, Pat.

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Honolulu is located on which Hawaiian island?

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The big island's Hawaii itself.

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It doesn't have many people because of volcanoes.

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Kauai and Maui are small islands to the north of the archipelago.

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Honolulu is on Oahu.

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-That is the correct answer.

-Yes!

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Hawaiian islands inside out.

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You need to get this, Steve. The Straits of Mackinaw

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connect Lake Huron with which other Great Lake?

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Right, I don't believe I'm going to do my geography teacher proud.

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This answer is going to have to be, again, an educated guess.

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If in doubt, go straight down the middle.

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-Lake Erie.

-Booting it down the middle!

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And getting booted out of the show. It's not correct.

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-It is Lake Michigan.

-Oh, well.

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Pat has those two already,

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so you can't get through to the final round.

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Please come back and join your teams.

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Pat exacting swift vengeance there for the ejection of his teammate CJ,

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knocking Steve out of the final round.

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Both teams have lost one brain so we move on to our third head-to-head and this one is Music.

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Who'd like to play this?

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Marc, Anna or Russ.

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-You're quite good at music.

-You're into your music.

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Yeah. I'll have a go.

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-Why not, Anna?

-Are you happy?

-Yeah.

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-I'm thinking, take on Kevin.

-I was thinking that.

-Anna.

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To go for the music round, please. And we think, yes, Kevin, please.

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-I heard Anna say you were thinking that.

-That's what I'd like to do.

-See how competitive you all are!

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Let's have Anna and Kevin into the question room, please.

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-Anna, do you want to go first or second?

-I'd like to go first, please.

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First question to you, Anna. Which rock band ended the X Factor's

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four-year domination of the Christmas singles chart

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by taking the UK Number One festive spot in 2009?

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I remember this quite well.

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I'm quite into the X Factor and I didn't particularly like the song.

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I THINK it was Rage Against The Machine.

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-Yes, it was.

-Come on!

-Well done, Anna.

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Kevin, first question.

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What surname is shared by Marty, a rock n roll singer of the 1950s,

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and his daughter Kim, a female vocalist of the 1980s and '90s?

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Marty and Kim Wilde.

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Yes, indeed. OK, all square after the opening exchanges.

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The Hallelujah Chorus is a famous piece of music from which oratorio?

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Mm. This isn't my style of music,

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but I'm going to have an educated guess.

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Um... I'm in two minds

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between the Messiah and the Christmas Oratorio.

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I think it's the Christmas Oratorio.

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Oh, it's the Messiah! Chose between two of them.

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Got the wrong one!

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Let's see what Kevin does.

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Who had a UK Number One album in 2005 with Demon Days?

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I'm pretty sure it's not the Arctic Monkeys.

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I'm pretty sure it's Gorillaz, but I'm just making...

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I don't think it's the White Stripes. Gorillaz.

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Gorillaz...

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is correct, bet Anna knew that as well.

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You've got to get this.

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What's the first name of the father of Andrew and Julian Lloyd Webber,

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an organist and composer

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who served as director of the London College of Music from 1964

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until his death in 1982?

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Hm, I'm quite into Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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I've just come back from Phantom Of The Opera.

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I'm not sure on his background so much.

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I'm going to have to have a guess.

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I think I'm going to go with William.

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William?

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It's the right answer! Yes! William Lloyd Webber.

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Still in it.

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You need Kevin to make a mistake.

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In which year were the Ivor Novello Awards introduced?

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Now, THAT I don't know. I should do, but I don't.

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Ivor Novello was still very active in 1915.

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They wouldn't have started then.

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I'm going to go for 1955.

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1955 for the Ivor Novellos.

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It is the right answer, Kevin. Bad luck, Anna.

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You were coming back into it. Got caught out with your Handel.

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It means that you won't be in the final round. Kevin, you will be.

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Please come back and join your teams.

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The Walbys have lost two brains from the final round.

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The Eggheads have lost one. Our last head-to-head is Film & Television.

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Marc or Russ can play this.

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-I don't mind my films.

-You like films.

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I'm happy to play this.

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-Shall we try and take Judith out?

-Yeah. She's quite a good brain.

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Let's do it.

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Between us, we think Russell should do the Film & Television.

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-And Russ seems to think Judith.

-Russ and Judith playing this one.

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It's Film & Television. Please take your positions in the question room.

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-Russ, do you want to go first or second?

-I think I'm going to go first as well.

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Here's your first question.

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Nicole Kidman played Lady Sarah Ashley

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opposite Hugh Jackman in which 2008 film?

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Well, I actually haven't seen this,

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but I'm quite into my films.

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I know she played a recent role in Australia.

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I'm sure Hugh Jackman was in that as well.

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I've not seen Cold Mountain or The Hours.

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Yeah, I'm going to plump with Australia.

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Australia, and that's the right answer.

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Which member of Monty Python

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played Mr Creosote in the film A Meaning Of Life?

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I never saw the film, I'm afraid.

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Terry Jones?

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LAUGHING: I've got it wrong again!

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-No, you've got it right.

-Oh, have I? Phew.

-Blind guess.

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You got it. Terry Jones. OK, Russ.

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Which American television network is responsible for Six Feet Under,

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The Sopranos, Sex And The City and Curb Your Enthusiasm?

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Well, I do watch... I have seen Six Feet Under.

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Not overly hot on American networks.

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For me, it's out of HBO and NBC.

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I'm leaning towards HBO.

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Um... Yes. I'll go HBO.

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Your brothers and sister are happy. It's the right answer.

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Which Dad's Army actor provided narration for the children's TV programme Bod?

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I've never watched Bod either.

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-JUDITH LAUGHS

-Not much you DID watch!

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I know! It's awful, isn't it?

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Bod. Children's programme.

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I can see Ian Lavender fitting into that, somehow.

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So, Ian Lavender.

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Probably because of the boyish role as Pike he played in Dad's Army.

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No, it's not. Eggheads?

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ALL: John Le Mesurier.

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-John Le Mesurier.

-Oh.

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A chance opened up here, Russ.

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Correct answer gets you into the final round.

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In which film did Ewan McGregor play a character called Alex Law?

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Again, I do like Ewan McGregor films.

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I've not seen Velvet Goldmine. I believe he was in Shallow Grave.

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I have seen Shallow Grave. I can't recall A Life Less Ordinary.

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In tribute to my brother, go straight down the middle.

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-Shallow Grave.

-The boot down the middle.

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This time, it scores. It's the right answer.

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You're in the final round.

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Would you both please come and join your teams?

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This is what we've been playing towards, the final round which, as always, is general knowledge.

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

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won't be allowed to take part.

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Anna and Steve from the Walby Wonder and Judith and CJ from the Eggheads,

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leave the studio now, please.

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Marc, Russ and Ollie, you're playing to win the Walby Wonder £9,000.

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Barry, Pat and Kevin, you're playing for something which money can't buy,

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the Eggheads' reputation.

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I'll ask each team three questions in turn,

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all general knowledge and you are allowed to confer.

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Marc, Russ and Ollie, the question is, are your three brains better than the Eggheads' three?

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-Do you want to go first or second?

-Shall we go second?

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-I think we should go first.

-Stick with first.

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-It's quite a system!

-Come on, let's go first.

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By consensus, can we go first, please?

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See if you can win the money.

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How many red stripes are on the flag of the United States of America?

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-It's not five.

-No, it's not five.

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-We can rule that out.

-Definitely not five?

-No.

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-You've got to think how many stripes in total.

-What do they represent?

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Used to be the Confederate states, I think.

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For me, it's between five and seven.

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I think seven.

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If we go straight down the middle?

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-I don't think it's any more than...

-I don't think there's 18.

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It's either 14 or ten.

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Ten might seem too few.

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-All right.

-Seven?

-Agreed.

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-We think seven, Dermot.

-Seven red stripes.

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On the US flag. It's correct.

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Yes. Good start.

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What do they represent?

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There's 13 stripes, the original colonies.

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-Yeah, that's what we thought(!)

-OK, Eggheads.

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Soul Limbo by Booker T and the MGs

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became famous as the theme tune for the BBC's coverage of which sport?

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It's the cricket. Yeah?

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-Soul Limbo, cricket.

-It's the right answer. Cricket.

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The Walby Wonder.

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In architecture, what name is given to a vertical structure or bar

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which divides adjacent window units?

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-Gold mullion's a bar, isn't it?

-That's bullion!

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-Oh, yeah!

-Mullion sticks out to me.

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-That's what...

-There's a pub in Street called The Mullions.

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-That's got a lot of windows in it!

-It's definitely not ogee.

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I don't think. Corbel doesn't sound like a building term, does it?

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Mullion, if it was the one across I'd know.

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-"Have you got the mullions to get the windows sorted?"

-That sounds...

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We don't really have an idea. We're going to say mullion as a guess.

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OK, a guess...

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Haha! Eggheads are laughing.

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They know you've got it right.

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Nervous laughs. Well, Eggheads.

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How many degrees are there in each internal angle of a regular hexagon?

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Six triangles, 180 degrees each.

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Six 180s is... plus four...

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1080. The centre is 360. Subtract that.

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720. Six angles.

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120. Does that sound right?

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BARRY: Yes, that's right. I'm sure.

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-We've done the calculations.

-We heard that.

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We've all come up with the same answer of 120.

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You shared that working out with us.

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And came up with the right answer.

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120, as the Eggheads demonstrated.

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It's all square. Walbys, might win it if you get a correct answer here.

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Tim Brabants won a gold medal for Britain

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at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in which sport?

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I don't think it's badminton or judo. I think it's canoeing.

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I know we're quite good at canoeing.

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We're good at rowing.

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-For me, it's out of canoeing or judo.

-I don't know the answer.

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-I agree, Russ, it's out those two.

-I don't think it's judo.

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-I think it's canoeing.

-We got a bronze in judo.

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My instinct would be a judo gold.

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I don't think we did. 2008.

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I think it's canoeing, myself.

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-Go with it. Majority rule.

-Sure?

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-Canoeing.

-Two for canoeing.

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It is canoeing. The majority saw you through there. You have three.

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If the Eggheads get this wrong, you have the money as well.

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Samuel Courtauld, after whom the Courtauld Gallery is named,

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came from a family that made their money in which industry?

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It's textiles.

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Samuel Courtauld was famous in the textile industry.

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It's the right answer, Eggheads. We go to sudden death - again.

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Which town in the Scottish borders

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is located where the River Tweed meets the River Teviot?

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-I don't know that one.

-I haven't a clue.

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I haven't got any local knowledge.

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The Scottish borders is high up.

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I was going to say Inverness.

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But that's a guess because it's a town that I know.

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Yeah, go with that. I've got nothing to add.

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-Could be anything!

-Without embarrassing my Scottish friends,

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-we've come to the conclusion of Inverness.

-Inverness.

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On the Tweed and the Teviot?

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-No. It's Kelso.

-I'd never have known that.

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So, Eggheads.

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What was the surname of the Italian American artist

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whose television show Paint Along With Nancy

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brought her fame in Britain in the 1970s?

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I think she was called Kominsky.

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Never heard of this one. Nancy Kominsky.

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It's ringing a faint tiny bell but I don't think it's coming.

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If that's...

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Neil Diamond has, supposedly, got a similar surname.

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She was Nancy Kominsky. Italian American?

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It's not very Italian.

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But that could be a married... A married name.

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If that's ringing a bell with you. It's not going to come for me.

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It's not going to come for me. It's better than nothing.

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Rings a bell. That's fair enough.

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I wouldn't put my house on it. At least you've got something.

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She could well have married a...

0:27:150:27:17

Pat has an idea it might be Kominsky.

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It doesn't sound Italian American, but we'll try that.

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It is the right answer, Eggheads. You've won.

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Nancy Kominsky! Well, Walby Wonder,

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a wonderful performance, thank you for taking on the Eggheads.

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Did you get closer than you imagined? Level in the head-to-heads.

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-Sudden death in the final round.

-I thought we'd win it!

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Never lacking in confidence!

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Clearly your parents had a handful bringing you lot up.

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Thank you very much for coming in to play the Eggheads.

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Maybe you can play them at Monopoly. I'm sure you'd even it up there.

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But the Eggheads have done what comes naturally. Their winning streak continues.

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I'm afraid you won't be going home with the £9,000, which means the money rolls over.

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Eggheads, congratulations. Who will beat you?

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Join us to see if a new team of challengers has the brains to defeat the Eggheads.

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£10,000 says they don't. Until then, goodbye.

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Dermot Murnaghan hosts the show where every time a new team of challengers take on probably the greatest quiz team in Britain - The Eggheads - made up of some of the country's top quiz champions, including the winner of Are You An Egghead?, Mastermind and Millionaire Pat Gibson; the previous winner of Are You An Egghead? Barry Simmons; Millionaire winner Judith Keppel; Mastermind winner Chris Hughes; four times World Quiz champion Kevin Ashman; Weakest Link winner CJ de Mooi; and 15-1 winner Daphne Fowler.

Can the challengers triumph over the general knowledge Goliaths and walk off with the cash prize, or will it roll over to the next show?


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