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These people are amongst

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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 Eggheads, 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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And here they are, the Eggheads.

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You've got an appetite for the fight today?

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Definitely. I have now, yes. Absolutely. Raring to go.

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Taking on our awesome quiz champions today

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are Yes, Sarah.

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Now, this team are all members

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of the Norwich Phoenix Male Voice Choir.

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Let's meet them.

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Hello, I'm Philip, and I write crime novels.

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Hello, I'm Jerry, and I'm a retired finance manager.

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Hello, I'm Keith, and I'm a retired engineer.

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Hi, I'm Eddie. I'm a retired hotel manager.

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Hello, I'm Chris, and I'm a retired teacher.

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So, Philip and team, welcome.

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Thank you very much. Got to ask about the team name first.

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Why are you called Yes, Sarah?

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Well, Sarah is our lovely musical director,

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and with 30 reprobates like us,

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she needs to have a rod of iron in a velvet glove,

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so she's taught us that when she asks a question, we reply...

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ALL: "Yes, Sarah." I see.

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All right, with gusto.

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How long have you all been singing together?

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Well, the choir has been in existence for about six years,

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and we've joined at various intervals in that time.

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And I guess the key question is whether you quiz together as well,

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or do any of you quiz?

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We have a couple of quizzers. Maybe don't point them out.

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You want to keep the Eggheads guessing here.

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OK.

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But we enjoy quizzing,

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and we watch the programme religiously.

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Oh, fantastic. OK.

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Well, you'll recognise then our two new Eggheads

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right in the middle there - Beth and Steve.

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Every day there is ?1,000 worth of cash up for grabs

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for our Challengers.

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However, if they fail to defeat the Eggheads,

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the prize money rolls over to the next show.

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So, Yes, Sarah, the Challengers won the last game,

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proving it can be done.

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That means ?1,000 says you can't beat the Eggheads today.

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Would you like to try and win now? Certainly would. Good stuff.

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The first head-to-head battle is on the subject of Food Drink.

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Now, who would like this? LAUGHTER

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Volunteer for Food Drink?

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Sounds hopeful. I think that's Keith. Yes.

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Keith? I'll take Food Drink, yes.

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OK, retired engineer against which Egghead?

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I'm thinking of Tremendous Knowledge Dave.

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So, it's going to be Keith from Yes, Sarah

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versus Tremendous Knowledge Dave from the Eggheads.

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And just to ensure there's no conferring,

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would you please take your positions in our famous Question Room?

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So, Dave, Food Drink. Are we confident on this?

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Well, we'll just have to see what questions come up.

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I've got a mixed record on this subject, I believe.

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Keith, on Food Drink,

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you can choose whether you go first or second.

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Thank you. I will go first, Jeremy, please.

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And here we go with your first question.

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What phrase has come to mean a specialised ale

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brewed in small quantities by an independent brewery?

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Well, I am a member of CAMRA, Campaign for Real Ale,

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and I recognise craft beer as the answer.

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And you're right too. Craft beer it is. Well done.

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There we go. First question to your team. Well done.

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Dave, what is the literal translation of the name

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of the Italian dumplings called gnocchi?

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I don't know.

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Let's have a think.

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They're not tubular.

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Not hoops.

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I've got to go lumps,

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but I'm not really happy with that answer at all.

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But lumps.

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Yeah, lumps. You've got it. That's what they are.

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Lumps is the answer, cos that's what they are.

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Keith, in Indian cuisine,

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which nut is a common ingredient in korma-style curries?

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I would say that's the almond.

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Yes, you're quite right. Almond it is.

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Dave, back to you.

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Popular in Austria at Christmas, Vanillekipferl is a type of what?

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It's one word. V-A-N-I-L-L-E-K-I-P-F-E-R-L.

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Vanillekipferl.

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Just on the basis that biscuits and puddings are quite commonplace -

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it could be a Christmas biscuit or Christmas pudding -

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I'm going to go liqueur, because possibly at Christmas time

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somebody would have a liqueur like that.

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The answer is biscuit. Right. Never heard of it.

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All right, this is good, Keith.

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Get this question right, you're in the final,

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you've knocked out an Egghead.

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Hawke's Bay is a well-known wine region in which country?

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Well, it's a New World wine,

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and I believe it comes from New Zealand.

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Is he right, Dave? Yes, of course he's right.

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You're right. New Zealand it is. Well done.

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Three out of three, Keith.

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Continues the slightly torrid time for the Eggheads.

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Dave has been knocked out and won't be in the final.

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Keith, you will be. Please rejoin your teams.

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Well, the Eggheads taking a bit of a bashing at the moment.

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Yes, Sarah have not lost any brains from the final round.

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The Eggheads have lost a brain already.

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And the next subject for you is Music, gentlemen.

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Who would like Music? This is good, isn't it?

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Yes, it's very good. Yes, I'll take Music.

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OK, it's going to be Eddie, our retired hotel manager.

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Against which Egghead? Anyone but Dave.

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Let me try Beth.

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Very good idea of trying Beth.

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We don't know... I'm just thinking, are you...?

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Where are you on your music, Beth?

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I think you like music. I do like music.

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I've not had the Music round... No. ..in this so far. OK.

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You didn't choose Music on Make Me An Egghead, did you?

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No. Julia in the final chose Music.

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Oh, but you won on that round. But I beat her on that. That's right.

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OK, so, Eddie from Yes, Sarah versus one of our newest Eggheads,

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and please go to the special Question Room now.

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So, Beth, your musical tastes, remind us.

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Oh, they're very wide-ranging.

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Popular music, '90s '80s.

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Goes down into the classical range as well.

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All right, well, good luck in this round.

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Good luck to you, Eddie, as well.

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What's your particular kind of music

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if you could choose what sort of music came up?

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Just general.

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I mean, I like all genres of music, really. Great stuff.

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Listen, good luck, Eddie. Would you like to go first or second?

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I'll go first, please, Jeremy.

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Here is your first question.

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Which of these, Eddie,

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is a traditional long-necked stringed instrument from Greece?

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Ooh.

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I can't say I'm absolutely sure about that one.

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They're fairly obscure, as far as I'm concerned.

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I'd say possibly bouzouki.

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Bouzouki is quite right.

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The bouzouki has become

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something of a fixture

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in traditional Irish music.

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It jumped the barrier... Did it?

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Bands like De Dannan and people like Alec Finn and Donal Lunny,

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suddenly bouzoukis were everywhere, and they fit in really nicely.

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OK, good answer from Eddie. Beth, your first question.

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What is the title of Paul Simon's 2016 solo album?

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Ooh.

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I don't know for certain,

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but the one that pulls out to me strongest is Stranger To Stranger.

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Doesn't sound... Odder To Odder... No.

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So, Stranger To Stranger.

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Yes, Stranger To Stranger is right.

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OK, back to you, Eddie.

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Which female singer and songwriter was born Claire Boucher in 1988?

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Golly, that's some fairly obscure ones.

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1988?

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1988.

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Oh, dear.

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I've got nothing really to go on here, I don't think.

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Would it be Lorde?

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It's not Lorde, but who is this, Pat?

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Grimes. Grimes is the answer.

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OK, Beth, your question.

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"And if I were a watch, I'd start popping my spring,

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"or if I were a bell I'd go ding-dong, ding-dong, ding"

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are song lyrics from which musical?

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It doesn't particularly sound West Side Story.

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I can't see the Sharks and the Jets

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singing "Ding-dong, ding-dong, ding."

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I'm going to go with Singin' In The Rain.

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Singin' In The Rain. Now, I wonder if Eddie knows this. Eddie?

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I thought it was Guys And Dolls, but...

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No, you're absolutely right. It is Guys And Dolls. Oh. Yeah.

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OK.

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So, one each after two questions.

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Your third question, Eddie, is this.

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Which composer fled the Russian Revolution in 1917,

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making the final part of his journey on an open sled?

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Ah.

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Yeah, I'm not absolutely certain about this one.

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Is that Rachmaninov?

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It is Rachmaninov. Well done. Thank you.

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Anyone know where he ended up or anything?

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He spent a lot of time in America,

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and then he retired,

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I think, to Switzerland.

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But he had been from a very rich family in Russia,

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and pretty much lost everything when he fled the revolution.

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And at the age of 40,

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he embarked on a career as a concert pianist

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because he was primarily a composer, but he was a magnificent pianist.

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And despite stage fright,

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he built himself back up

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into a very wealthy man.

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At the age of 40, it takes some bottle.

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Wow. That's a great story. OK, Beth, pressure on here.

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Mm-hm.

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You need to get this one right to stay in. Yep.

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Pelican West was the sole album released

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by which short-lived '80s pop band.

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Well, I'm pretty sure that Curiosity Killed The Cat

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was a bit longer-lived than just one album.

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And similarly with Haircut 100.

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So, Modern Romance isn't a band I'd heard of,

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so they're probably the least well-known

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and therefore shorter in duration, so, Modern Romance.

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OK, Dave will know this,

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cos this is not so much your kind of music

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but your era, our era, Dave.

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Haircut 100.

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Oh! Haircut 100, Beth.

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Not to worry, but you've been knocked out

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and this is another good moment for our Challengers.

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What is happening to the Eggheads here? Wobbling around.

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So, well done, Eddie. You're in the final round.

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Please return to us, return to your team-mates,

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and we'll play on.

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As it stands, Yes, Sarah are Yes, Yes, Sarah.

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You're doing really well.

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Sarah will be watching this, won't she? She will.

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She'll be thinking, "This is fantastic."

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Her name is up in lights. You've not lost a brain.

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The Eggheads have lost two, and we play on with History.

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So, who would like this?

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We have our historian.

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On the plan, that's me, isn't it? Yep.

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OK, Chris. And against which Egghead?

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You can choose anyone but Dave and Beth.

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I'll try my luck with Barry.

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So, Chris from Yes, Sarah versus Barry from the Eggheads.

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You love doing History, Barry.

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I do, and it's very rare I get picked on it,

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so I'm going to enjoy this.

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To ensure there's no conferring, please go to our Question Room.

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History, Chris. Any particular time, period, area?

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Well, I suppose the 16th and 17th century

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are the favourites with me.

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And I'm just thinking which kings they would be.

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We're talking Henry VIII onwards, are we?

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Henry VIII and Elizabeth and James and Charles I and...

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Well, that's a very rich seam for quizzing, isn't it, Barry?

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It is indeed.

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Henry VIII especially seems to come up in all sorts of places.

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I always think with kings and queens,

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if you know Henry VIII, you've got half the potential questions.

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If only!

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All right, so, Chris, would you like to go first or second in this round?

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I'd like to go first, please, Jeremy.

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And good luck.

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Let's see if you can take down another Egghead here.

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Which of these words describes a band of Zulu warriors?

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I think sepoy I associate with the Indian soldiers.

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Impi, I've got a feeling I've heard a song

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about, "Hold you down, you impi warrior,"

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but I may be getting it muddled up with something else.

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In any case, I'm going to go for impi.

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Yes, impi is right. Well done.

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Barry, a satrap was originally

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the name given to the governor

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of a province in which ancient empire?

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Satraps were governors in the ancient empire of Persia.

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They were indeed. Persia's right.

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Chris, back to you.

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In which US state was the First Battle of Bull Run

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fought in 1861?

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I would rule out Alaska.

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I don't think much of the Civil War was fought in that area.

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And, likewise, California was

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a bit out of the main run of things at that stage.

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So, I'll go for Virginia, Jeremy.

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Really good logic, Chris. Yes, you're right. It is Virginia.

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Trying to hold back the tide here, Barry, aren't you?

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I'll do my best.

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Who was the youngest son of William the Conqueror?

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Richard I was a son of Henry II.

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William the Conqueror was followed by,

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if I'm not mistaken, William Rufus and then Henry I,

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so I'll go for Henry I.

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Henry I is correct.

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So, two each. Chris, back to you.

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So, this is an interesting moment in the contest here.

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Your team are in control at the moment.

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What was the name of the last Muslim dynasty in Spain,

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expelled in 1492 after the defeat at Granada?

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Oh, about all I know about Spain and Muslims

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is that it was El Cid who did a lot towards chasing them out,

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so I'm in the area of complete guesswork here, I think,

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and I can't see a lot to go on in the clues in the names.

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I think I'll just go straight down the middle and go for Nasrid.

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HE LAUGHS Is he right, Barry?

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Yes, he's totally right.

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Nasrid it is.

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OK, Barry, back to you to stay in.

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Who was the British governor general of India

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at the time of the rebellion in 1857?

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Oh, my goodness me.

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This is something I really should know.

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1857 seems a little late for Canning,

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so I'm going to discount Canning.

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I've never heard of Sir Henry Hardinge,

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but Lord Dalhousie rings a very vague bell,

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so I shall go for him, but I'm really not sure on this one.

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OK, Lord Dalhousie is your answer.

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If you've got it wrong, you've been knocked out.

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You'll be the third Egghead in a row to be knocked out

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by our brilliant singers.

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The answer is Viscount Canning. You've been knocked out, Barry.

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Wow. Well done, Chris.

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Well done indeed.

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You've actually knocked Barry out

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on pretty much his strongest subject as well,

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and you will be in the final.

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Please return to your teams now.

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Well, team, what can I say? This is going so well.

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So, all you've got to do is knock one more out,

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and it'll be all five of you against one.

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But it doesn't really matter at this stage,

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cos you're doing so well.

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The key thing is you've got to win the final round.

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Yes, Sarah still haven't lost a brain.

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This is a really interesting game.

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The Eggheads have lost three,

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despite having the new blood and everything else.

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The next subject is Arts Books,

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so who from the Challengers wants that?

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Will you take that?

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I'll give it a go if you like, yeah. OK.

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I think so, probably. I'll try. Jerry, OK.

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Against which Egghead, Jerry?

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And you can have Steve or Pat?

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I'd like to go with Steve, please.

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OK. Another new Egghead.

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All right, let's see if Steve can turn the tide somehow.

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So, Jerry from Yes, Sarah versus Steve,

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one of our newest Eggheads.

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Please both of you go to our special Question Room now.

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Does it feel like a crisis, Steve?

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It certainly does, Jeremy.

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Just as a measure of how serious this is,

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Barry has done 41 History rounds in his Eggheads life

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and that was only the fourth he's lost.

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Think it might be a case of name on the trophy. It's...

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At least Pat will have plenty of room to spread out.

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Let's put it like that. All right, so, Arts Books, Jerry.

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I know there's almost more pressure on you here

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cos you've got to keep this going.

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Do you want to go first or second?

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I will go first, please, Jeremy.

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And here is your first question.

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The 2003 novel entitled The Kite Runner

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is a work by which author?

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Not something that I know.

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I think I'm going to have to hazard a guess.

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The Kite Runner, you said? The Kite Runner.

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I'm going to go for Salman Rushdie.

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Steve, you know this?

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Yeah, I've read it. It's a fantastic book.

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It's Khaled Hosseini.

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It is Khaled Hosseini, who I think lives in the States now,

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actually, doesn't he?

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But he also did, was it A Thousand Splendid Suns?

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Yeah, that's an even better book. I agree.

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I thought they were both incredible books.

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Khaled Hosseini is the right answer.

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OK, Steve, your question.

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In which US city was the art museum

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simply known as The Met founded in 1870?

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At risk of sounding overconfident,

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I would hope that's got to be New York.

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New York it is.

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Back to you, Jerry.

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Robert Indiana was a prominent figure

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in which 20th-century art movement?

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I've got a feeling that cubism is a bit too early.

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I will go for pop art, please, Jeremy.

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Lovely job. You've done it. Well done. Pop art it is.

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I wonder if the Eggheads are starting to get

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a bit of their mojo back here.

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We'll see. Steve, your question.

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"You better not never tell nobody but God"

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is the opening line of which novel?

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Well, I did have an actual answer in my head before you mentioned it,

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and it has come up.

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So, I mean, I know it's not To Kill A Mockingbird,

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cos that's something about Jem's brother

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getting his arm broken, something along those lines.

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Gone With The Wind, I've read it

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but I cannot remember the first line.

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I've also read The Color Purple,

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and that is the answer that I think it is.

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The Color Purple is right.

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So, it's slightly tilting back against you here, Challengers.

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You need to get this one right, Jerry, to stay in.

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Which author managed one of the first Saab car dealerships

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in the United States -

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an experience he later drew on in a novel?

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Ray Bradbury is science fiction.

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Joseph Heller, I think, was Catch 22.

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So, I'm going to go for Joseph Heller.

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Kurt Vonnegut is the answer, Jerry, so that gives the round to Steve.

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Well done, Steve.

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Have you stemmed the tide here? We shall see.

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If you both come back to us, we'll play the final round.

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We had our favourite thing of first lines of books there.

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Steve, you mentioned To Kill A Mockingbird.

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You got it very slightly wrong.

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"When he was nearly 13, my brother Jem got his arm..."

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"Badly broken at the elbow." Yeah. Yeah. I was just paraphrasing.

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No, no, no. I think... Yeah. I know.

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I thought his version was better. Well, I think you did, actually.

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I knew... Yeah, yeah. I think your version was better.

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Right.

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Any other great first lines that quizzers should know?

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1984, I'd imagine, would be an obvious candidate. Which is?

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"Bright cold day in April, and the clocks were all striking 13."

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That's right. And Moby Dick.

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"Call me Ishmael," yeah.

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That's an almost inexhaustible trove.

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So, this is what we have been playing towards.

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It is time for the final round, which, as always,

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is General Knowledge.

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

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won't be allowed to take part here, so that's Jerry from Yes, Sarah,

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but also Dave, Beth and Barry from the Eggheads.

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Would you all please now leave the studio?

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Philip, Keith, Eddie and Chris,

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you're playing to win your team, Yes, Sarah, ?1,000.

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Pat and Steve, you're playing for something that money can't buy,

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which is to just somehow build back the Eggheads' reputation.

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As usual, I will ask each team three questions in turn.

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This time the questions are all General Knowledge.

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You are allowed to confer.

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So, Yes, Sarah, the question is,

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are your four brains able to defeat these two?

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And as we know, there's no obvious answer to that,

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but we wish you all the best. Good luck.

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Do you want to go first or second? We'll go first, please.

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OK, Philip and team, all the best.

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Playing for ?1,000.

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Which of these words taken from French

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means a feeling of listlessness or dissatisfaction?

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All right, gentlemen. Down the middle, I think.

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Parapluie is an umbrella, isn't it? Parapluie is umbrella, yeah.

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Drolerie sounds like humour. Yes.

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Ennui is boredom, isn't it?

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Ennui is definitely boredom, yeah.

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We'll go for ennui.

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Ennui is correct.

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Eggheads, Pat and Steve,

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what name is given to a non-elected delegate

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in a US presidential campaign who has not pledged

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to support a particular candidate?

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Super?

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It sounds the most familiar of those three.

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It's the only one I've heard of, to be fair.

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Yeah, the other two sound unlikely, don't they?

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I mean, they're all superlative terms, aren't they?

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You're going from super to hyper to mega.

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Got to be a superdelegate. Yeah. Yeah? OK.

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We think that's superdelegate.

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Superdelegate is correct.

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Challengers, for what does the first A stand

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in the name of the provider

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of school and college examinations, AQA?

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Associated. OK.

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The middle one stands for Quality, doesn't it? Yes, yes.

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So it's got to be something that makes sense with Quality...

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which...

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Academic Quality makes sense.

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I mean, I've been out of that...

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I think it's probably got to be Academic, has it not, the first A?

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Academic Qualifications Assessment.

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Unless it's Associated Quality...

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Yeah, it's more likely Academic.

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Academic, yes.

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Things have changed

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so much since I was last...

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Things have changed since we all left school.

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Very radically.

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Shall we go for Academic?

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Yep. Yep. Go for it.

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Without any confidence, we'll go for Academic.

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OK. Academic is your answer.

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We've got at least one teacher, haven't we?

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Yes.

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Although, I think maybe

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the AQA is quite a recent...

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That's right, yes. Since my time.

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Do you know this, guys? Is it Academic?

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I didn't think it was.

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I thought it was Assessment, based on being at school

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probably more recently than anybody else here,

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but I could entirely be wrong.

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Well, it's Assessment and Qualifications Alliance.

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Ah. OK.

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So, that's the AQA, and it means you've got a wrong answer

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at what might be a crucial moment, but let's see.

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Have the Eggheads

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corrected their skid?

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In which country did work on the FAST radio telescope,

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500 metres in diameter, begin in 2011?

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FAST is F-A-S-T, capital letters, OK?

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Yeah, I know about this.

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Yeah, that's good, then.

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It's in Guizhou Province

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in southern China. HE CHUCKLES

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Are you laughing, Steve, cos...? I'm not going to argue with that.

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He's got the actual GPS coordinates there!

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China is right. So, the Eggheads pull ahead,

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and that means you need to get this one right, Challengers.

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Which of the UK's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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is the largest in area?

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Right, do we know where these various areas are?

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The Weald of Kent, presumably? Kent.

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Weald of Kent. That's Kent, yes.

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The Cotswolds cover

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quite a large area. They do.

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From Bath north to beyond

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Cheltenham and Gloucester.

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Yes. Wessex Downs... North Wessex Downs.

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Wessex is one of those...

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Yeah. Covers a lot of areas.

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..odd sort of old areas.

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Does that include Exmoor and so on? Well, I don't know. It might do.

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North... It could do, in which case it could be quite large. Yeah.

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I suspect it's not the High Weald. Would you agree with that?

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Yeah. I don't...

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I haven't heard that's a particularly large area.

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So, what are we going to go for?

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Let's decide, have a vote. I'm inclined to go for North Wessex.

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You go for North Wessex.

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Yeah, Devon is a big county,

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isn't it?

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And Dorset.

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I do suppose it could also include Somerset. Yes, yeah.

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It could include the Quantocks. Is it the Quantocks?

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Yes, the Quantocks.

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I'm thinking of moving towards the North Wessex Downs,

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to be honest. OK.

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Well, this is something

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of a shot in the dark

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because we haven't got a real picture of what we're talking about.

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We know what the Cotswolds look like.

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We think we know what the High Weald looks like,

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but on the basis that the North Wessex Downs

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could include quite a chunk

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of Exmoor and the Quantocks

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and hills into Somerset, we will,

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with some reluctance,

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go for the North Wessex Downs.

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North Wessex Downs.

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OK.

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If you've got this right, we play on.

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If you've got it wrong, the contest is the Eggheads'.

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The largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is the Cotswolds,

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so we say congratulations, Eggheads.

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You have won.

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I'm sorry, Challengers,

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but, my goodness, you had them on the ropes there.

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You really did. Commiserations, Yes, Sarah.

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Thank you. And Sarah and others will be thinking this is

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a great performance, no question.

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No question at all. We may be in the naughty box when we go back.

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HE LAUGHS Well, there we are.

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You've been bashed around today, Eggheads, haven't you?

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But they have done what normally comes naturally to them,

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and they do reign supreme once again over quiz land.

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It does mean you're not going home with the ?1,000.

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Thank you for being here. Pleasure.

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The money rolls over to the next show. Eggheads, congratulations.

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Who will ever beat you, I wonder?

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Can't see it happening, can you?

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Join us next time to see if a new team of Challengers

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have the brains to defeat the Eggheads.

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?2,000 says they don't. Till then, goodbye.

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