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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 Eggheads, the show where a team of five quiz challengers
attempt to beat possibly the greatest quiz team in Britain.
Their quiz pedigree is well-known, as they've won some of
the country's toughest quiz shows.
They are the Eggheads.
And taking on our awesome quiz champions today
are Band on the Wall.
Now, this team of colleagues all work at the same music venue
in Manchester, a legendary location,
which, in its time, has played host to early gigs by the likes of
Joy Division, Buzzcocks and Simply Red. Let's meet them.
Hi, I'm Lisa, I'm 42 and I'm the day manager.
Hi, I'm Sally, I'm 29 and I'm a programme coordinator.
Hi, I'm Malcolm, I'm 44 and I'm a marketing manager.
Hi, I'm David, I'm 44 and I'm a financial manager.
Hi, I'm Mike, I'm 48 and I'm a programme manager.
Lisa and team, welcome. Great to see you.
And Band on the Wall, the name of your team,
-is also the name of the venue.
-That's correct, yes.
And we always think that music is much better when we were 17, right?
So, is music good now?
-Always more good music coming.
-What is it about Manchester?
I sometimes wonder if it's the rain that makes people dream, you know.
-You've got to dream. The Smiths and all of that.
-It's the misery.
What's the line from The Smiths? "So much to answer for."
-"So much to answer for."
-Well, good luck.
This lot have got a lot to answer for too, so we wish you the best.
Every day, there is £1,000 worth of cash
up for grabs for our challengers.
If they fail to defeat the Eggheads,
the prize money rolls over to the next show.
So, Band on the Wall, the Eggheads have won the last ten games,
which means £11,000 says you can't beat them today.
First subject is Food & Drink. Who would like that?
-I can, do you want me to go first?
-You should go first.
-Go on, then.
-The tricky bit now is choosing one of them.
-What do you think?
-Kevin. Food & Drink.
This is the boss, so I'll go with Lisa and I'll take Kevin on.
You have watched the programme, haven't you? I can tell.
-Lisa has, she's got strategy, this girl.
-I just can tell that.
OK, so it's Sally from Band on the Wall versus
Kevin from the legendary Eggheads.
And to ensure there's no conferring,
would you please take your positions in the Question Room?
Kevin, are you cooking for yourself yet?
Or have we not got to that final frontier?
-No, that is well off in the 23rd century, I'll tell you.
This is why you may have chosen well, Sally, good luck.
So, three questions on Food & Drink and you get to choose
whether you have the first or second set.
I'll go first, please.
Lemongrass, much used in Thai cuisine,
has an appearance that is similar to which common vegetable?
Well, it's, I would say it's kind of like a leek, circular with
lots of circles inside each other, which kind of rules out carrot
and broccoli, so I would say it's most like spring onion.
Very good, it is like spring onion.
Kevin, your question. What type of food is an aduki?
If I'm not mixing it up with something else,
I think aduki is a bean.
Aduki is a bean, well done. Back to you, Sally.
In terms of volume, what is the size of a standard bottle of wine?
-The answer's 750mls.
-750 is the correct answer, well done.
Kevin, your second question to keep up with Sally.
Which type of fish was nicknamed the Silver Darling
because of its traditional importance to fishing communities?
Particularly up and down the east coast, I think. Herring.
Herring is the Silver Darling, you're quite right.
So it's two each. Sally, obviously, he's been cooking
those aduki beans in his kitchen without telling anybody.
Here's your third question.
According to legend, what was discovered by Kaldi,
an Ethiopian goatherd?
I don't know the answer. So, I'm going to take a guess and say coffee.
You're good, coffee's right. Well done, Sally. Three out of three.
Some nice demure applause from your team.
OK, Kevin, this to stay in.
In American cooking, what is a Brown Betty?
I'll go for baked pudding.
Yeah, baked pudding is the right answer.
Kevin, well done, you've also got three out of three,
on Food & Drink, not your strongest.
So, we know what happens now, Sally,
we go on with the questions, but they're not multiple-choice.
I don't give you alternatives.
Here's your first Sudden Death question.
The UK organisation known by the abbreviation NACM
promotes which alcoholic drink?
Don't know the answer,
I'm assuming the NA is National Association of...
..coffee. I don't know, thinking of something beginning with C.
-Is that your answer?
-OK. It was an alcoholic drink.
-Although, coffee can be alcoholic. It was cider.
Kevin. Which sauce takes its name from a former province of France,
where the French King Henry IV was born?
Right, well, there's more than one sauce named after a French region.
But probably the best-known sauce named after a French region,
I think, it is also pretty much
the area that Henry IV came from, I think,
is bearnaise. So Bearn, bearnais, bearnaise.
-Bearnaise, from the region of?
Kevin, you're right.
You've got all your questions right.
Sorry, Sally, you've been knocked out by an Egghead.
It does happen.
-I knew his.
-Please come back and rejoin your teams.
OK, as it stands, the challengers have lost one brain,
the Eggheads have lost no brains, but it's early days.
The next subject is Music. Who would like this?
This is golden for you, isn't it?
-Right, decision time.
-It's up to you, boss.
-I can think of David. I think you're the man here.
15 Glastonburys under your belt. I think, absolutely.
-On Music. I know it's high stakes, isn't it?
The shame of losing.
Three wrong answers on this one would be painful.
-Eggheads, which one?
OK, so, David from Band on the Wall versus Judith from the Eggheads.
And to ensure there's no conferring,
would you please now take your positions in the Question Room?
-David, you've been to how many Glastonburys?
-Judith, how many Glastonburys have you been to?
-I haven't. None.
-It's the mud, isn't it?
-It's the mud, yes.
-Put you off.
All right, three questions on Music and, David,
you can choose the first or second set.
I'd like to go first, please, Jeremy.
Here we go. Which Elvis Presley hit starts with the lines,
"Maybe I didn't treat you quite as good as I should have?"
That's horrible, because I can think of exactly how it goes.
It's not Return To Sender
and I'm almost certain it's not The Wonder Of You.
So, I won't sing, because that would be dreadful. It's Always On My Mind.
Correct, well done.
Here we go, Judith. Don't be nervous.
Which band released the 1967 single Knights In White Satin?
Oh, this is, I really should know this, shouldn't I?
Oh, dear, I don't know. The Moody Blues.
Bang on, well done. The Moody Blues is correct.
OK, over to you, David.
Which tempo marking in music is derived
from the Italian for "at ease"?
At ease, um...
At ease. I'll go for Andante.
That's the wrong answer. It's Adagio.
David, Italian for "at ease."
Judith, here's your next question.
The violinist Nigel Kennedy was born in which year?
Well, I think he's probably, by now, about 50-something.
So, I'm going to say 1956.
'56 is the right answer, Judith, well done.
So, David, you really need this one.
OK. So Sick, Closer, and Beautiful Monster
were UK number-one singles for which American artist?
OK, I think it's probably Ne-Yo.
But that's a slight guess.
That's a very tough question, but you got the answer absolutely right.
Well done, David, good stuff.
So, two points to David and, Judith, you can take him on the curve now,
if you get this right.
Which artist had the number one album in the UK
on the first day of the year 2000?
I don't know. Celine Dion.
Is the wrong answer. It was Shania Twain.
So, you're level after three questions
and that means we go to Sudden Death.
David. Richie Sambora and Tico Torres are best known as members of
which internationally successful American rock band?
Richie Sambora is the guitarist in Bon Jovi, I think.
Bon Jovi is the right answer, well done.
Now you're on the defensive, Judith.
Let's see how you do.
With which female songwriter did Gerry Goffin co-write songs entitled
Will You Love Me Tomorrow and You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman?
I can hear both those songs in my head, but God knows who wrote them.
I'm just trying to think of a singer at the moment.
I've got in a sort of panic. Blank.
Can't go for the sympathy vote, I'm afraid.
I can't, I just don't know.
I'm going to have to... I can't think of a singer.
-You're going to pass on it?
-Yes, I'm afraid.
-David, do you know?
-Er, I think it's Carole King.
-Yes, Carole King is right.
-Goffin and King, it was.
Well done, David.
Bad luck, Judith. You will not be in the final round.
David, you will be, supporting your team in the final.
That's very good news for Band on the Wall.
Both of you, please come back and rejoin us.
Well done, David. You must be relieved.
I'd have had to resign first thing tomorrow.
So, the challengers have lost one brain,
the Eggheads have also lost one brain from the final round.
Our next subject is History.
-Where's the historian?
-Malcolm, it's you.
-Malcolm, on History, OK.
-Which Egghead would you like? CJ, Daphne or Pat?
-I'd say CJ.
-He's good with dates.
-OK, well, you're the boss.
-CJ, I thought I could hear your name.
Good with dates, they're saying.
As long as it's not Sport, I don't care.
All right, Malcolm from Band on the Wall
versus CJ from the Eggheads.
And to make sure there's no conferring,
please take your positions.
OK, I'll ask each of you three questions on History in turn.
Malcolm, would you like the first or the second set of questions?
I'll go first.
First question, Malcolm.
Who ascended to the English, Scottish
and Irish thrones in 1702?
1702. I known George III is late 18th century.
James II was earlier than that, so I am going to say Anne.
Very good, Anne is the right answer, excellent. You impressed, CJ?
I'm annoyed I didn't get it.
Here we go.
Historically, the system of assistance given to the poor
in places like almshouses and workhouses
has been known by what name?
Oh. I don't know.
Not Care in the Community, because that's,
I'm assuming, a fairly recent invention for...
generally associated with people with mental health difficulties.
Hold on, isn't Home Help generally associated with people who go,
more usually, to old age pensioners' homes to help them?
I've not heard of the term, but as I can associate something else
with the other two, I'll try Indoor Relief.
Quite right, Indoor Relief it is. Well done.
Malcolm, your question. This might be familiar.
What is the oldest existing part of the Tower of London,
started by William the Conqueror?
I'm fairly sure that the tower at the Tower of London isn't round,
so, I would say, as a hunch, cos I'm not 100% sure,
that it's the White Tower.
And White Tower, it is. Playing really well, Malcolm
CJ, over to you.
The conflict known as the Third Anglo-Afghan War
took place in which year?
Don't know this one either, I'm afraid.
I'd have thought that 1717 was a little too early for that region.
1919 would have been just after the First World War.
And it's right. Well done. All right, Malcolm.
Here's your third question.
The British General Sir Ian Hamilton
is best known for his role in which operation during World War One?
Well, operation doesn't... Um...
This is absolute pot luck, I think.
But, for some reason, I'm going to go for the Siege of Kut.
I'm afraid you're wrong.
The answer is the Gallipoli Campaign.
So, you've allowed CJ a chance to come back in here.
CJ, your third question, to get a place in the final.
The imposing abbey at Rievaulx, in Yorkshire, was the first
monastery built in the North of England by which religious order?
I don't think... I know something about it, but not too much.
I don't think it's Augustinian.
I don't know, but I'm going to go for Cistercian.
-If you've got this right, you're in the final. Daphne?
You are right, Cistercian it was. Well done, CJ. Bad luck, Malcolm.
You ran him close, but you won't be in the final round.
CJ is the winner of this round. You will be.
Please, both of you, come back, rejoin us.
So, as it stands, the challengers have lost two brains
from the final round, whilst the Eggheads have lost one brain.
Our last subject now is Film & TV.
-Who would like this?
-I'm going to do this.
Which Egghead would you like to play? Pat or Daphne?
-What do you think?
-I'd say Pat.
-Go with Pat, then.
OK, so Mike from Band on the Wall against Pat from the Eggheads.
And to ensure there's no conferring, please go to the Question Rooms now.
All right, so we are on Film & TV, three questions on that subject
in turn. And, Mike, you can choose the first or the second set.
I'll go first, please, Jeremy.
Good luck, here we go.
In the 1990s, which former editor of The Sun managed a channel
called Live TV that became known for the News Bunny and topless darts?
The only name that's jumping out at me,
and this would have to be a guess, is Kelvin MacKenzie.
Kelvin MacKenzie is the right answer.
Over to you, Pat.
In the 2006 series of Celebrity Big Brother, who entered
the house as a non-celebrity and had to convince her fellow
housemates that she was a member of the fictional band Candyfloss?
I don't know anything about Cleo. Caprice is a model/celebrity.
I think, of those three, I'll have to go for Chantelle.
Correct, it is Chantelle, well done.
Your second question, Mike.
In the 2010 film The American,
who plays the title character, variously known as Jack or Edward?
I have no idea, so it will have to be a guess.
I'm just going to go with the right-hand side.
I'm going to go with George Clooney.
-Are you pleased with that, team?
You're right, George Clooney is correct.
Pat, your second question.
The 1963 film Charade, starring Cary Grant
and Audrey Hepburn, was mainly set in which European city?
I don't know, I think I'll have to take a guess.
And I'll guess Paris.
Paris is correct. You're very good at guessing, Pat.
OK, third question, Mike. See if you can hold him back.
For which 1997 film was Minnie Driver nominated
for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar?
I don't think it's Good Will Hunting.
I have a feeling that Grosse Pointe Blank might be the '80s.
Do you know what, I'm going to completely go with
what I said it wasn't,
and I'm going to guess Good Will Hunting.
Well done, Good Will Hunting is correct. Fantastic.
Not many people can
overrule their original instinct,
it was quite interesting watching you debate that one out.
Pat. Your question now.
If you get this one wrong, you're not in the final round.
Who directed the 2005 film Revolver?
It sounds like a British gangster film
in the Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels tradition.
I'm going to have to assume it was one of Guy Ritchie's
less successful British gangster crime films.
Guy Ritchie is right. Well done.
So, three each, we move to Sudden Death.
Mike, it gets a bit harder.
-Are you ready?
-You're doing well.
Who won a BAFTA TV award for her performance as Mother
in the TV drama Oranges Are Not The Only Fruits?
Off the top of my head, complete guess, I'll say Thora Hird.
Nice guess, but not the right answer. Anybody?
Is it Geraldine McEwan?
It is Geraldine McEwan.
you've got to hope that Pat slips up here.
Pat, here's your question.
Who was the regular host of the crime-fighting TV show Police Five,
who usually ended the show by saying, "Keep 'em peeled"?
I have a name in my head who was linked with that sort of thing,
I don't think I've got many rival candidates for the post,
so I'll go with Shaw Taylor.
Shaw Taylor is the right answer, Pat, well done.
So you've triumphed in Sudden Death.
Bad luck, Mike.
He's won through in the end.
That means we'll have this Egghead in the final and you won't be.
Please, both of you, come back and rejoin us here.
So, this is what we've been playing towards.
It is time for the final round which, as always,
is General Knowledge.
I'm afraid those of you who lost your head-to-heads
won't be allowed to take part in this round.
So, Sally, Malcolm and Mike from Band on the Wall.
And also, Judith from the Eggheads,
would you please now leave the studio?
Lisa and David, you are playing to win £11,000.
Pat, Kevin, CJ and Daphne,
you're playing for something that money can't buy,
the Eggheads' reputation.
As usual, I will ask each team three questions in turn.
This time, the questions are all General Knowledge
and you are allowed to confer.
So, Lisa and David,
the question is, are your two brains better than the Eggheads' four?
-Band on the Wall, would you like to go first or second?
Here we go. Good luck to you both.
In which year did Erno Rubik invent his Magic Cube,
which was later sold as the Rubik Cube?
It came out in the, sort of, early '80s, didn't it?
I'd guess a bit before then.
I remember when I was on the cusp of
primary and junior school, doing
a Rubik's Cube was a big thing.
Oh, was it earlier? Right, OK.
Later suggests maybe it's '64, but it came out...
Then it would have hung around.
It came out in the late '70s,
I would say, so '74...
-would be my guess.
-OK, yeah. I'll go with that.
We'll go with 1974.
'74 is the right answer, well done.
OK, Eggheads, your question.
In Raymond Briggs's 2001 children's book, what is the name of the title
character, described as The Boy Genius Of The Stone Age?
-Well, it's not Stig.
-Stig was done by somebody else.
-I've heard of somebody called Ug.
There was a TV series, an animated series, called Pogs
and they were cavemen and they killed mammoths,
but I don't know whether there's a singular Pog.
I think I've heard of a character called Ug,
but if you think Pogs is set in the Stone Age, then...
I know that Pogs is set in the Stone Age with people with clubs,
but the question is, has it got anything to do with Raymond Briggs?
I mean, Stone Age is the only link, and the Pog name.
-I think I've heard of a singular character called Ug.
-I think, yeah.
-I mean, you may be...
-OK, right, we're going to go for Ug.
-Ug is your answer, is it?
Life's not fair!
I thought they were going to trip on
the first question. OK, try again.
Here's your second.
The island called Vulcano is just off the northern coast
of which larger island?
-They're all volcanic areas.
-But is it kind of a Latin, Roman...?
-Because Vulcan was probably Roman.
I don't think it's Iceland, cos the Romans wouldn't, you know?
I could probably rule Sumatra out for the same reason.
-I'd say it's Sicily.
-I think Sicily.
But is that too simplistic?
It could be named after and be Sumatra.
It sounds Italian to me.
It sounds like it's named after,
-So, Sicily, then?
-We're going to go with Sicily.
Sicily is your answer. Well done, you got it right.
Eggheads, which part of a horse's tack is a long strap
that is fastened round a horse's body to keep a blanket,
pack or saddle in place?
I think it's a surcingle.
Because a numnah isn't like a saddle, it's a saddle cloth.
Cantle is a part of the saddle. It's the bit at the front.
So it's a surcingle
It's a surcingle.
Surcingle is your answer and it's right. So two points each.
Lisa, David, Band on the Wall, in which role
is Patrick Demarchelier famous in the field of fashion?
Do I look like I'd know?
I haven't heard of him as a designer.
A model, male models don't tend to be as famous as female models,
I don't know.
I wouldn't know,
Sounds like a designer's name, but I've never heard of him.
I don't pay attention to male models. Photographer. Let's guess.
We're going to guess at photographer.
OK, you're right, well done.
Eggheads, over to you.
Which British racing driver won the British Formula 1 Grand Prix
a total of five times?
My instinct was Clark.
That's what I immediately thought of.
I think I've read something somewhere recently
where it mentions Jim Clark, and number five rings a bell.
-Daphne, over to you.
We think it's Jim Clark.
Damon Hill won it once. Mansell won it four times.
Jim Clark is the right answer. Well done.
So, after three questions,
the scores are level and we go to Sudden Death,
with £11,000 to play for.
Lisa, David, here's your question.
Who did John Smith defeat in the election to become
Labour Party Leader after the resignation of Neil Kinnock in 1992?
Right, so Kinnock resigned. John Smith took over, died
and Blair took over.
So, who was John Smith up against?
I think Hattersley was having a punt back then.
OK, we're going to guess at Roy Hattersley then.
Roy Hattersley is your answer?
And it's wrong. It was... You know?
-Bryan Gould is correct, yes. Tough question, that.
He went, then, back to New Zealand,
so he kind of vanished from British politics after that.
OK. Here's your question, Eggheads.
You get this right, the contest is over.
The character of Carlo Marx in Jack Kerouac's On The Road
is based on which real-life poet?
Probably has to be Ginsberg.
Ginsberg was Jewish, this sounds like a Jewish name.
-Anybody any other...?
-Timothy Leary is a bit off-field.
Yeah, I think so. Well, not necessarily.
-Highly likely. If I had to guess, I'd guess Ginsberg.
We don't know it, so why not just go
for the obvious one and say Ginsberg?
-Yes, I can't really think of any others.
I mean, there would be other candidates, but let's go for it.
The character of Carlo Marx was based on
the real-life Allen Ginsberg.
Well done, Eggheads. You have won.
-Bryan Gould, just don't think about Bryan Gould again.
-No, who does?
Well, commiserations to you, challengers.
The Eggheads have done what comes naturally to them
and their winning streak continues.
I'm afraid that means you're not going home with the £11,000,
which means that the money now rolls over to our next show.
Eggheads, congratulations. Who will ever beat you?
Join us next time to see if a new team of challengers have the brains
to defeat the Eggheads.
£12,000 says they don't. Till then, goodbye.
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Jeremy Vine 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?