Browse content similar to Episode 77. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!
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 Eggheads, the show where a team of five quiz challengers
pit their wits against possibly the greatest quiz team in Britain.
You might recognise them as they've won some of the country's toughest quiz shows.
They are the Eggheads.
And taking on
our quiz Goliaths today are DA Team.
This team all know one another
through Doncaster Advocacy -
that's a charitable organisation set up by Joyce 20 years ago
that encourages adults with learning disabilities
to speak out for themselves. Let's meet them.
Hello, I'm Kim. I'm 55, and I'm a manager in the voluntary sector.
Hello, I'm Joyce. I'm 68, and I'm a market researcher.
Hi, I'm Derek. I'm 70, and I'm a retired accountant.
Hi, I'm Pete. I'm 58, I'm a debt adviser.
Hey, I'm Ryan. I'm 37, and I'm an administrator for a rail company.
Welcome to you, DA Team. I'm impressed by that team name,
whoever thought it up.
But it's a serious business, this Doncaster Advocacy. Tell me a bit about it, Kim, and your role.
I'm the manager of Doncaster Advocacy, Joyce is our chair,
Derek's our treasurer, and Pete and Ryan are both members.
And we exist to support adults with learning disabilities
to have a voice and speak up for themselves.
I mean, practically, how do you do that?
We deliver advocacy support in a variety of ways -
we do one-to-one support, we promote self-advocacy, peer advocacy,
we do drop-ins at day centres, we deliver training on good communication skills,
-so a very wide range of different types of advocacy support.
And fans of the Eggheads as well in your spare time?
-Now decided to see them up close and personal. Wish you hadn't come?
-Even better in real life.
Well, let's play the game, then, and see how you do against our Eggheads.
Every day there's £1,000 in cash up for grabs for our challengers.
However, if they fail to defeat the Eggheads the prize money rolls over to the next show.
So, DA Team, the Eggheads have won the last four games -
that means £5,000 says you can't beat the Eggheads.
Let's see what our first head-to-head today is, chance to knock an Egghead out.
This one is Geography,
to start us off. Who wants to play that?
Shall I do that one?
-You or Pete? Derek or Pete.
-You keep yourself back for History?
-I'll try that.
-Derek's going to play Geography.
All right, Derek, and choose any Egghead?
Erm...Daphne, I think.
Daphne, OK. Derek and Daphne, then, to play Geography,
and to make sure you can't confer,
could you go to the Question Room and take that Daphne with you.
So Derek, I believe you're a bit of a linguist.
Speak what, French and German?
-Well, a little bit, yes.
-And learning another language?
I'm currently trying to learn Italian,
but I'm not particularly good at it. But I enjoy it.
How do you learn - do you go to classes, or...
Yeah, I go to classes once a week, and then I meet up with a group of friends on other occasion,
and we try and have conversations in whatever language we're learning.
We don't do very well, but we enjoy it.
Yeah, absolutely. And do you want to go first or second?
I'll go first, please.
OK, best of luck, it's Geography and here's your first question.
Chamonix, host of the Winter Olympic Games in 1924,
is located in which country?
Right. Well, I don't know the answer to this,
but by the sound of the word it doesn't sound particularly Swedish.
It doesn't sound particularly Austrian either.
Erm... So purely on the sound of the word
I'll go for France.
Chamonix is in France, it's the right answer.
And Daphne, the process of exfoliation
or the destruction of rock through the peeling off of surface layers
is also referred to by which name?
Well, out of the three of them
I would associate that description more with Onion Weathering.
-Peeling an onion...?
-It's the right answer, yes, well done.
a symbol called the Sun of May
features on the national flags of Argentina and which other country?
The Sun of May.
Once again, it's a question that I've got no idea what the answer is,
I think I'm right in saying that Uruguay has got a border with
Argentina, and I don't think the other two have,
so purely based on that, Dermot, I'll go for Uruguay.
Good reasoning - it's the right answer, yes, Uruguay.
The Sun of May on its flag as well as Argentina's.
So, Daphne, what is the largest city in terms of population
on the South Island of New Zealand?
Well, I don't think it's Hamilton.
Out of the other two, erm...
-Did you take in New Zealand when you went down under?
-No. I'd love to go.
Wonderful scenery, and a lot of people in Christchurch.
It's the right answer, yes.
OK, all square at 2-2, and Derek's third question.
The hills Arkle and Foinaven,
after which two famous racehorses were named,
are in which part of the UK?
Well, Dermot, again I don't know
but going purely on your excellent pronunciation of the words,
I'd go for Northern Ireland.
OK! Arkle and Foinaven in Northern Ireland...
and I'm afraid flattery didn't get you anywhere there, it's Scotland.
Ah, right, OK.
And are they Munros? CJ, you like to bag a Munro or two, don't you?
I certainly do, and I've got absolutely no idea, Dermot.
OK! Foinaven and Arkle, though,
in Scotland, not Northern Ireland.
Daphne, which term refers to a hillside or mountain slope
that receives little sunshine?
Oh! This one passed me by.
-Sorry, what was the third one?
Well...just because there's "sol" in it, I'll go for Ultisol.
But I've not heard them.
OK, gone for Ultisol with "sun" in there, as we can see.
Well-designed question, then, it's deceived you. It's Ubac.
Oh, is it? Never heard.
-I'm with Daphne - you heard of it, Eggheads?
-Never heard of it.
OK, well, caught Daphne out to Derek's benefit there -
you live to fight on, Derek, but you fight on in Sudden Death where we remove those choices,
I'm sure you're familiar with the format,
when it's all square after three questions, so here's your Sudden Death question.
Four different rivers in the north of England
flowing into the Irish Sea, the Trent, the Tyne and the Ouse -
share what name?
Er, the Humber.
Four different rivers called the Humber
flowing into the Irish Sea, the Trent, the Tyne and the Ouse -
no, it's not the Humber. Daphne, do you know?
Could have been your question.
-No - other Eggheads?
The river is Derwent, flowing into the Irish Sea,
the Trent, the Tyne and the Ouse.
Daphne, the Tropic of Capricorn runs through
Mozambique, South Africa, Botswana and which other country
on the African mainland?
Yup, it's the right answer, Daphne! Namibia.
Tropic of Capricorn, Mozambique, South Africa, Botswana and Namibia,
which means, Daphne,
you have progressed, just, into the final round,
no place for you, Derek. Come back and join your teams.
Well, as it stands DA Team have lost one brain from the final round,
the Eggheads are all there, but only one round gone.
Our second head-to-head today is Arts & Books.
Who'd like to play this? Can't be Derek.
-I'll play that, Dermot.
-OK. And who would you like to play, Kim?
-Any one of those Eggheads apart from Daphne.
-I'll play Chris, please.
OK, Chris and Kim taking on Arts & Books. Into the Question Room, then.
-Right, Kim. Do you want to go first or second?
-I'll go second, please.
Chris's first question, then.
Chris, the novel Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
is set in which part of the United States?
Well, it's set during the Civil War in New England.
Yes, it is. New England for Little Women.
And Kim, your first question.
How many people are represented in Edouard Manet's painting
Le dejeuner sur l'herbe?
Right, I've got no idea...
I'm trying to visualise the painting, but I can't at the moment.
So it's going to be a pure guess,
and I'm going to go for 4.
4? It's the right answer, yes, 4.
And Chris -
what was the pen name of the popular 20th-century author
who was known in real life as Alf Wight?
Yes, he was a vet - and he wrote as James Herriot.
He did, yes. James Herriot, Alf Wight there.
Kim, your second question. Captain Wentworth
is one of the main characters in which Jane Austen novel?
Right... This is one of the things that I feel that I SHOULD know,
and it's completely fled from my mind at the moment.
Captain Wentworth, yes.
Erm, I'm going to go for Pride And Prejudice.
Pride And Prejudice for Captain Wentworth.
No - not Pride And Prejudice.
-Persuasion, isn't it?
-Yes, Captain Wentworth's in Persuasion.
No comeback if Chris gets this, I'm afraid,
he will put you out if he gets a correct answer here.
Chris, in 1975, which group was founded by British artists
including Graham Arnold, Peter Blake, and Graham and Annie Ovenden?
Ah... Analysis time.
Well, the Brotherhood of Ruralists sounds a bit Victorian.
And the Clique sounds like just that - cliquey and pretentious,
but Factotum means "do it all", so I'll say Factotum.
OK, Factotum, "do it all", for that group of British artists...
Is he right, Eggheads, other Eggheads?
It's the Ruralists.
It's the Brotherhood of Ruralists, from Judith there.
OK, well, that's great news, Kim.
A chance to even it up and go into Sudden Death.
Whose poem, entitled Adlestrop,
is about an express train that pulls up at a deserted country station,
on a hot summer's day?
Well, I sort of think that Chris ought to have this question
with the train connection -
I think that's Edward Thomas.
That's right, Edward Thomas is correct.
So it's all square, you're well back in it
and into Sudden Death again like Derek,
and Chris gets the first one this time, though.
Scarlett written by Alexandra Ripley is a sequel to which 1936 novel?
Well, that's got to be Scarlett O'Hara,
and it's a sequel to Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell.
Got to be, really. It is the right answer, yes, Gone With The Wind.
Let's hope you're not gone, Kim -
the ruthless Valmont and his accomplice Madame de Merteuil
are characters in which book by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos?
Right. Again I've got no idea. Erm...
I have no idea, I'll say...
I'll say Zorro.
Zorro? OK. Right, I see where you're coming from.
But it's not, no. Do you know, Chris?
-Not a clue, Dermot.
Valmont - a film of this as well, very successful film as well, it was, and it was...
-Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
Yeah, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Kim, or Dangerous Liaisons, to anglicize it.
So bad luck, Kim -
you're not in the final round. Chris, you are. Please come back.
Well, it's been really tight so far. Two Sudden Death exits
for members of DA Team, but it means they've lost two brains,
the Eggheads are all still there.
So we've got another head-to-head coming up, and this one is Sport.
Who'd like to play this?
-Who have we got - Joyce, Pete or Ryan?
Definitely Ryan on Sport?
And which Egghead? Daphne and Chris have played, so you've got CJ, Kevin or Judith.
I'm going to choose CJ.
-You were smiling, CJ, a moment or two ago.
-I was, until he chose me!
Wiped the smile off your face.
Let's see if you can do that in the Question Room as well. Ryan and CJ, into the Question Room, please.
Well, Ryan, we had a question earlier about those hills,
Arkle and Foinaven in Scotland.
You've been up some bigger hills - mountains in fact -
in Scotland, Wales and England, that Three Peaks Challenge.
Yeah, I did that fairly recently in support of Doncaster Advocacy
to raise a few hundred pounds for the cause.
So what is it, Ben Nevis, Snowdon, and Scafell?
That's correct, yeah. The aim is to do it in 24 hours.
It took us 29 hours but the logistics of it were really difficult,
just the driving takes longer than the walking.
But I have to confess I didn't quite reach the summit of the Ben.
OK. This one is Sport, then.
Would you like to go first or second, Ryan?
I'll go first, I'll put the pressure on.
OK. Good luck, Ryan, and here's your question.
What name is given to the device that rugby players wear
to protect the mouth?
I'm a massive armchair rugby fan, though I've never played myself.
I'm not going to play a game where 50 men are allowed to hit you
to get the ball back.
But it's gumshield.
Yes, it is gumshield in rugby and many other sports too.
CJ, which golf course has hosted the Open championship
on more occasions than any other?
I don't know this,
but I suppose logically you've got to go for the oldest,
so I'll try At Andrews.
St Andrews is the right answer, yes. Going in the right direction there.
Ryan, back to you. The Mulsanne Straight
is a famous part of which motor racing venue?
I'm struggling with this. I don't consider Formula 1 a sport.
Erm...however, I know many people do.
-I know many people do.
I'm going to have to try and extract the answer from the spelling.
M-U-L-S-A-N-N-E, the Mulsanne Straight.
Focus on the suffix, the last few letters, A-N-N-E.
I've not much to choose between Monaco and Le Mans.
I haven't heard of it
and I think I would be more likely to have heard of it
if it was at the very famous Monaco, so I'm guessing at Le Mans.
OK, Le Mans. I'm liking the way you're doing this.
You would have of it if it was Monaco,
you haven't, so it's Le Mans.
It's the right answer, yes, well done. Mulsanne.
CJ, your second question then.
Which country did the athlete Caster Semenya represent
when she won the women's 800 metres at the 2009 World Championships?
She represented South Africa.
Yes, that's right, CJ.
It's 2-2 and back to Ryan.
Ryan, who won the ladies singles competition
at the 2010 French Open tennis tournament?
I don't know a great deal about tennis, but I'm pretty sure
that I know that the winner of that was Francesca Schiavone.
It was, yes. That's the right answer.
Very well done. OK, CJ needs this then.
CJ, which jockey won the Epsom Derby in 1975
on a horse called Grundy, in 1982 on Golden Fleece
and in 1990 on Quest For Fame?
I'd like the tennis question, please.
I thought you'd might.
Too early for Pat Eddery maybe?
I remember him racing reasonably recently,
That would be a very long career if that was him.
I haven't heard of the name Ray Cochrane, I'm afraid.
I've heard the name Richard Quinn, so let's try him.
OK, for Grundy, Golden Fleece and Quest For Fame
in those derbies, quite a long way apart.
They were ridden by Pat Eddery.
Pat Eddery. They do have long careers, don't they, jockeys?
Well into their fifties.
Which means, yes, we've got one through
and it is Ryan. You'll be playing in the final round
for £5,000 today. Would you both,
please, come back and join your teams.
Looking much better now for DA Team.
They've knocked one Egghead out,
but the Eggheads have knocked two members from your team out.
We reach out last head-to-head before the final round.
This one is Film & Television. Who'd like to play this?
It's either Joyce or Pete. Film & TV.
Yeah, Joyce can play.
-I'm not good at this.
-You're not good?
-I'm not very good at this.
-I'll have to go. Right.
-You're going to go?
Yep, Joyce is going to go.
All right, and choose an Egghead first, Joyce.
Kevin or Judith are the remaining ones. Kevin or Judith?
-I'll choose Judith, I think.
Joyce and Judith, into the Question Room, please,
to play Film & Television.
Joyce, do you get to the cinema much?
No, this is not my subject at all. I don't even watch a lot of television.
Ah! What subject would you have preferred to have played?
Well, I'm better on science.
Give this one a go. Would you like to go first or second?
I'll go first, please, Dermot.
OK, good luck, Joyce. Here you go.
Who created The X Factor and took on the role of a judge
from the first series?
I know it wasn't Nigel Lythgoe, at least I think I know,
and I'm quite sure it's not Piers Morgan,
so I think it's Simon Cowell.
Simon Cowell. Mr X Factor, yes, that's the right answer. Well done.
Judith, Rachel de Thame, Chris Beardshaw and Dairmuid Gavin
have all presented television programmes on which subject?
That would be gardening.
Would be, yes. Gardening is correct.
And back to you, Joyce.
Which EastEnders character killed Den Watts in 2005
by hitting him over the head with a doorstop?
Gosh! Now, I remember this,
but I wish I could remember who the killer was.
I don't think it was Janine.
I don't think it was Kat.
I'm going to go down the middle anyway and say Chrissie.
Like a detective solving the crime there.
If it wasn't Janine or Kat, it has to be Chrissie.
It's the right answer, yes. Well done.
You know that, Judith.
-Was 2005 about when you hooked into EastEnders?
I did know it, but I didn't start watching until about...
-three, four years ago.
-OK. You've got a lot of catching up to do then.
Well, there we are. Chrissie giving you a 2-1 lead
and a second question for Judith.
Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx took the leading roles
in the 2006 film remake of which television crime drama?
Well, the most famous one is Starsky & Hutch, isn't it?
So I'm just going to pray and say it was Starsky & Hutch.
OK, Starsky & Hutch for Farrell and Foxx.
No, not Starsky & Hutch. Other Eggheads?
Miami Vice. OK. Well, Joyce,
see how you do with this one.
Which actor played the role of Clive Candy in the Powell and Pressburger
film The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp?
Right. Now this is an old film.
I don't think it's Roger Livesey
because I can see him and I don't think it was that.
I don't think it was the sort of role that Leslie Howard played either.
I'm going to go for Peter Ustinov.
OK. Peter Ustinov as Clive Candy in The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp.
-Eggheads, is it?
It's Roger Livesey.
Back luck. A chance to get you through there.
Let's see what Judith does with this.
If she gets it wrong, you're still through nevertheless.
Judith, in the US TV drama Mad Men, which actress plays the role
of Betty Draper?
That is one of my favourite programmes. I absolutely love it.
I think it's January Jones.
It is January Jones, yes.
One of your favourites there, so got it
and taken us to Sudden Death. Joyce, do you know this?
Hope Steadman and Elliot Weston
were characters in which US TV drama series that ran from 1987 to '91
and followed the lives of a group of baby boomers?
I have absolutely no idea about this one.
No, the names don't ring a bell.
No, absolutely no idea at all.
None. No, Dermot, I just don't know, can't even guess.
-Is that a pass, Joyce?
-Yes, it's a pass.
-Passing. Judith, do you know?
No. No, I've no idea either.
Thirtysomething it was called, Joyce. Thirtysomething -
Hope Steadman and Elliot Weston were in that, '87 to '91.
OK, see what Judith does with her Sudden Death question here.
Which veteran comedy writer and raconteur,
famous for his pink bow ties,
appeared regularly on the TV show Call My Bluff?
Oh, I know, that's Frank Muir.
It is Frank Muir. That's the correct answer, Judith.
Yes! You came back there and knocked Joyce out.
For a moment or two, Joyce, I thought you were going through.
Unfortunately not to be. You won't be in the final round.
Would you both, please, come back and join your teams.
So, this is what we've been playing towards.
Time for the final round, which as always is General Knowledge,
but those of you who lost those head-to-heads
won't take part in this round,
so, Kim, Joyce and Derek from DA Team,
and CJ from "D" Eggheads, would you leave the studio, please?
So, Pete and Ryan, you're playing to win DA Team £5,000
Judith, Kevin, Daphne and Chris, you're playing for something
which money can't buy - the Eggheads' reputation.
I'll ask each team three questions, all general knowledge.
You are allowed to confer. So, Pete and Ryan,
the question is are your two brains better than the Eggheads' four?
Pete and Ryan, would you like to go first or second?
-We agreed first, didn't we?
-We'd like to go first.
OK. Pete and Ryan, kicking off in the final round for DA Team
and best of luck with your first question. Here it is.
For what does the middle D stand in the name of the US president
Dwight D Eisenhower?
It's not Douglas.
It's not Dixon, he had a son called David.
So I think it's David.
I don't know.
OK. David or Dermot? Oh, I see what you mean.
It's not on the list, Dermot.
David is the right answer, yes. Well done.
Dwight David Eisenhower.
Eggheads, in Greek mythology
Melpomene, Clio, Calliope and Terpsichore
are four of the nine goddesses known as what?
-They're four of the nine muses.
Muses? It's the right answer, Eggheads.
OK, DA Team,
in which 20th century war did UK troops
take part in the battle of the Imjin River?
It's not the Spanish Civil War. It weren't World War II.
-Go for it.
-Dermot, it's the Korean War.
It is the Korean War, yes. Imjin River in Korea.
Eggheads, what's the name of the youngest brother
in the musical Seven Brides For Seven Brothers,
played by Russ Tamblyn in the 1954 film version?
The youngest brother played by Russ Tamblyn in the 1954 film version.
Gideon is the youngest.
-OK. So there's no Reuben or Melchior?
It's Gideon, Dermot.
Gideon, the youngest of the seven brothers
in Seven Brides For Seven Brothers. Yep, it's right.
Gideon. OK. DA Team,
what type of Italian fruit is a sfusato amalfitano?
Amalfitano is A-M-A-L-F-I-T-A-N-O.
We don't know, do we? But often words in one language
lend themselves to words in another language.
I'm trying to find a connection.
-They produce lemons?
-The fact that it's Mediterranean...
I'm drawn to olive but I don't know.
-We'll go for olive, Dermot.
-OK. Olives and Italy
clearly go together.
But it's not olive. It is... Eggheads, do you know?
Grape? They're grapes.
-It's a lemon.
-It's a lemon.
A chance for the Eggheads then.
Born in the 1740s, Francois Tourte
became famous for making which pieces of musical equipment
of the highest quality?
is the correct answer, Eggheads.
Bad luck, DA Team. Some very good quizzing there
and, well, the head-to-heads may have done it for you
because Derek and his language skills not being there to help
you out with that lemon question from Italy.
But thank you very much for taking on the Eggheads today
and for telling us about the work you're doing back in Doncaster.
More power to your elbows with it. Thank you.
We'll take comfort from the fact they didn't know the answer
-to the question we got wrong as well.
-It's the way they fall, isn't it, Kevin?
-Amazingly enough, yes.
Our congratulations to DA Team
for being such gallant and worthy opponents.
The Eggheads have done what comes naturally to them
and they still reign supreme over quiz land.
I'm afraid you won't be going home with the £5,000,
which means the money rolls over to the next show.
Eggheads, congratulations. Who will beat you? Do join us
next time to see if a new team of challengers
have the brains to defeat the Eggheads. £6,000 says they don't.
Until then, goodbye.
Subtitles by Red Bee Media Ltd
E-mail [email protected]
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?