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Episode 32

Jeremy Vine hosts the show where every day a new team of challengers take on what is probably the greatest quiz team in Britain, made up of some of the country's top quizzers.


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These people are amongst 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,

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the show where a team of five quiz challengers pit their wits

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against possibly the greatest quiz team in Britain.

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Here they are, the Eggheads.

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Feeling feisty?

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-ALL:

-Yes. Ready to go.

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I sense that.

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Well, challenging our resident quiz champions today

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are the Smithdown Five. Now, this team all met

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while studying at the University of Liverpool

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and reunite, when they can,

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to attend the quiz at The Burnt Post pub in Coventry. Let's meet them.

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Hi, I'm Sri. I'm a phlebotomist.

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Hi, I'm Al, I'm a maths teacher.

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Hi, my name's Joe, and I'm an internal auditor.

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Hi, I'm Tom and I work in investment management.

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Hi, I'm Graham and I'm a maths teacher.

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So, Sri and team, welcome.

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Great to see you. You feeling good about this, Sri?

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Yeah, I'm quietly confident.

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So, you met in Liverpool, but you reunite for the quiz in Coventry.

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-How's that?

-Basically,

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three of the people that we know and went to university with,

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they live in Coventry.

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Well, Al and Joe do, that's our main hub and we always try and meet up.

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Oh, so you've done that thing where you all go to the same university

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and then you just spread out around the country?

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-Yeah.

-Right - but you keep in touch.

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-It's easier these days.

-Yeah, WhatsApp, weddings...

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-Stuff like that.

-WhatsApp - Judith, are you on WhatsApp?

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-Yes, funnily enough.

-Are you?!

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LAUGHTER

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-So it's finally arrived.

-Yeah!

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-Good luck against the Eggheads.

-Thank you.

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

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for our Challengers - 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, Smithdown Five, the Eggheads have won the last 16 games.

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So there's good and bad there, they are on a roll,

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but you get money if you stop it.

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£17,000, in fact, which is on the table today.

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-Do you want to get cracking?

-Yeah.

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-Ready to go.

-I'm sensing hunger here.

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LAUGHTER

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The first head-to-head battle is on the subject of Music -

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and just to say, you've got Judith, Dave, Kevin,

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Barry and Lisa to choose from.

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-Judith?

-OK, yeah.

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It's me and I'd like to go against Judith, please.

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Joe from the Smithdown Five versus Judith from the Eggheads.

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To ensure there is no conferring,

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please take your positions in our famous Question Room.

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Joe, good luck on Music.

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-Thank you.

-And just tell me why you're called the Smithdown Five?

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So, we all went to university in Liverpool,

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and Smithdown Road is the road which we all lived off.

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We lived all together but not at the same time, if you know what I mean.

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No!

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LAUGHTER

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-What am I trying to say? We've all lived...

-There's a road...

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What, there's a road called Smithdown?

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-Yeah.

-And you've all had something to do with it?

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Well, we all lived on a road off Smithdown Road.

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-Off it?

-Yes.

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I see. So you didn't live on it at all?

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No, there isn't any houses on it.

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-Oh, I see.

-But there's lots of roads that go off it.

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Have you ever lived on Smithdown Road, Judith?

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No, I'm completely baffled by Smithdown...

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It's a very mysterious way to begin, actually.

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Anyway, it doesn't have houses on it.

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No, but this could be quite deliberate.

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He's taking you into the world of confusion here.

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-It's definitely not...

-I don't know what you're doing, Joe,

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but I can tell it's working already.

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Can you see the look on Judith's face?

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All right, Music -

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-and, Joe, would you like to go first or second?

-First, please.

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OK, here is your first question. Good luck.

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"Well, since my baby left me,

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"I've found a new place to dwell" are the opening lines

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to which Elvis Presley song?

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Well, I've definitely heard of the song, but I can't...

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..put my finger on it.

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I think I'll go for Heartbreak Hotel, please.

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Let's see what your team think. Is he right?

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-Yeah.

-Yes, yes, you've got it right, well done.

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Were you tempted by Jailhouse Rock?

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I was just trying to lull Judith into a false sense of security.

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LAUGHTER

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You've got to sing it now, Judith.

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-Somebody has to.

-Oh, well, Lisa can.

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-Go on, Lisa.

-I was going to defer to you,

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-because you're the one with the best Elvis voice.

-Well, it's...

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IMITATES ELVIS: # Well, since my baby left me

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# I've found a new place to dwell

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# It's down at the end of Lonely Street...

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# Heartbreak Hotel... #

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Thank you!

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OK. Judith, your question.

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Whose acceptance speech for an MTV Best Female Video award in 2009

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was famously interrupted by Kanye West?

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Erm...

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I can't remember this event.

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I'm going to say Katy Perry.

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Oh, I bet you know this, Joe.

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-Yeah.

-Go on, tell me.

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It's my namesake, Taylor Swift.

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Yes, it is, yeah.

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Because you're Joe Taylor. I was going to say, he's not Joe Swift,

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he is Joe Taylor.

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So, it was Taylor Swift, and it was all very embarrassing.

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I think he came up on stage and what did he say?

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Dave, you'll know. He was saying this should have been Beyonce.

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Yes, yes, that's basically what he did, yes.

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Joe.

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In which of these venues would you find a 9,999-pipe organ

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described as the voice of Jupiter?

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Um... Not sure.

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Trying to discount some of the others, but...

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..I think I'm going to go for the Royal Albert Hall, please.

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-Do you know this, Judith?

-Well, I don't think it's the Opera House,

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because I don't think that has an organ -

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and the Royal Albert Hall is the biggest.

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Yeah, it is the Royal Albert Hall, well done.

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It's there on display.

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Amazing. If you ever go there, yeah.

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OK, Judith. In a traditional drum kit,

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which of these is another name for a bass drum?

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-For a bass drum?

-Bass drum.

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Oh, Lordy. I should think...

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..the one that sounds most likely and the deepest is punch.

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OK, have you ever played the drums?

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No. I know you have, though.

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I do, well, I used to, yeah -

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but the bass drum, do you know where it is in the drum kit?

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-On the bottom, I suppose.

-And what do you do when you...

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I mean, which part of your body do you...

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You kick it, probably. Oh, damn it,

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yes, of course you do, with your foot.

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You do, with your foot. I'm so sorry.

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Kick drum, Judith - and I think you're going home.

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-Yes.

-You're going to be in the sin bin.

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Well done to our Challengers - what about that?

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And that thing about the Smithdown Road was brilliant.

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-No-one's ever done that before.

-Very eloquently put!

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Totally threw her.

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Maybe it'll stop them getting any questions right at all...

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..in the contest. So Joe, you're in the final, Judith, you are not.

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Please return to the studio.

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Well done, Challengers.

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The Smithdown Five have not lost any brains from the final round.

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This is looking good now. We are playing for £17,000.

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The Eggheads have lost Judith, which can be crucial in the final.

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The next subject for you guys is Science.

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Who would like Science?

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Do you want to take it, or should I?

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-You take it, you take it.

-You're good at science.

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-Yeah?

-You take it, Tom.

-OK.

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OK. I'll take science, please, Jeremy.

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OK. Tom, our investment manager -

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and who would you like to disinvest in?

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Any one of those four on the left.

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I think I'll go for Dave, please.

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Tom, from the Smithdown Five, versus Tremendous Knowledge Dave,

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from the Eggheads, on Science.

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Please go to the Question Room.

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So how come you are doing science, here, Tom?

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Actually, science is not my forte.

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It would have been Joe's subject, but he's already won Music,

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-so now it's on to me.

-So were waiting for Sport or something else?

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Food & Drink would have been my specialty, actually.

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I do chef quite a bit, actually, so I do enjoy cooking.

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Oh, that's nice. Any particular kind of world cooking?

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Well, my wife's Mexican, so I do enjoy Mexican cuisine particularly -

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but, yes, all sorts, all sorts.

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We should get him to stay, shouldn't we, Dave?

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Absolutely. No, Mexican food's good for me.

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Same for you on Science. It wouldn't be your choice, Dave, would it?

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It's just how the questions fall, really.

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So we'll just see how it goes.

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OK. So, Tom, you can choose whether you go first or second.

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I think I'll go first, please, Jeremy.

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Good luck, Tom. Which of these is a chemical element with the symbol Li?

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That is a big L and a small I.

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Is it...

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I'm pretty sure it's lithium, Jeremy.

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It is lithium.

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That's right.

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OK. Dave, your question.

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Which inert gas is the third most abundant element

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in Earth's atmosphere after nitrogen and oxygen?

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Right.

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I don't think it's chlorine, I don't think it's argon.

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I think it's helium.

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Barry's... It looks like Barry's physically been attacked.

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His expression. What happened, Barry?

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Well, it's 1% of the atmosphere, so it's argon.

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-Argon.

-Oh, I didn't think so.

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Sorry. A blurt.

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Because if it was helium, we'd all be laughing all the time.

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-Yeah, we would be!

-We're not laughing now.

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Yeah, you're not laughing now, Barry says.

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OK. Tom, if you get this right, you're in a good position.

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Which characteristic best describes the dinosaurs known as hadrosaurs?

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Hadrosaurs are not a dinosaur I am familiar with.

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I think I'll go for two-horned, please, Jeremy.

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Yeah, what do you think, Barry, or Kevin?

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They didn't quack, but they were duck-billed.

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Yeah, it was duck-billed.

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First sign of trouble on the Challengers' side.

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Get this to draw level.

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Dave, what name have US researchers given

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to the theoretical Neptune-sized object

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that may lie deep in the solar system?

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Well. I've not heard of this.

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Not having a good day today.

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Have to go Planet X, but with no real certainty at all.

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Planet X is the right answer.

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Tom, get this right to keep control.

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The Frenchman Evariste Galois, who died in a duel in 1832 aged 20,

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became famous for his contribution in which field?

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Galois. Could you spell the surname, please?

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Yes. G-A-L-O-I-S.

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I'm leaning towards astronomy.

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I think I'll go astronomy, please, Jeremy.

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Astronomy. Any Eggheads know this?

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-Mathematics.

-Mathematics, apparently, Tom.

-Oh.

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Dave, your question. Which of these Australian marsupials

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is sometimes called the native cat?

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And I can do them all in an Australian accent, if you want.

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-Right. The native cat?

-Native cat.

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I'm not going to go bandicoot.

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I'm going to go dunnart, please.

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AUSTRALIAN ACCENT: It's not a dunnart, fella.

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-It's a quoll.

-OK.

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OK. All right.

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You just stayed in there, Tom.

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That's quite good, actually.

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It's been a rough old round.

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OK, Tom, it gets a bit harder now.

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We go to Sudden Death. I don't give you alternatives.

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Here we go. Formed in 1788 and based in London,

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what is the name of the world's oldest active biological society?

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It's tricky without the options, Jeremy.

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But I think it might be the Francis Crick Institute.

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No. I wonder whether he's after 1788.

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-The Linnean Society.

-OK.

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Named after the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus.

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-Right.

-OK, Dave, Sudden Death.

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You can take it with this answer.

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Which Oxford college is named after one of the first female members

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of the Royal Astronomical Society?

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-This for the round.

-Yeah, I know, I know.

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Just trying to think who it is.

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Not going to get there at all.

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I should know this. Margaret Hall.

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But I'm not going to get there.

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-Margaret Hall.

-Do you know this, Tom,

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because I know you're based in Oxford.

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I do live in Oxford,

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but, unfortunately, I do not know the answer.

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OK. Somerville.

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After Mary Somerville.

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Tom, your question.

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What spider of the genus Latrodectus,

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famous for its distinctive abdominal markings,

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is often said to be North America's most venomous arachnid?

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I think I'll go for black widow.

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Black widow's right.

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Dave, your question to stay in.

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-Yes.

-Which type of algebra,

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basic to the design of digital computer circuits,

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takes its name from an English mathematician born in 1815?

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Right, this is going to be a difficult one.

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All I can think of is...

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How do I pronounce this?

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I can't think it's Babbage algebra.

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I've just got to go Babbage algebra.

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Because that's all I can think of.

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-Babbage algebra.

-Who knows on the Eggheads' side?

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-George Boole. Boolean.

-Yeah. Boolean is the answer, Dave.

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You've been knocked out. Well done, Challengers.

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You're in the final, Tom.

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Please return to us and we'll play on.

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So our Challengers have not lost any brains from the final round,

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the Eggheads have lost two,

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and the next subject is Politics.

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-Who would like this?

-I'm going to take it

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-and I'm going to play Lisa, please.

-So, Sri against...?

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-Lisa.

-Lisa. Who knows her prime ministers, I think.

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And precious little else.

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To ensure there's no conferring,

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please take your positions in the Question Room.

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OK, so Politics for the team captain.

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Sri, would you like to go first or second?

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

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Good luck against our Lisa -

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and here we go. What term to describe supporters of Jeremy Corbyn

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has become popular in the UK national press?

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I think it's Corbynistas.

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It is the Corbynistas. Well done, yeah.

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I suppose... I guess this is some sort of idea

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-that they are a bit like the Che Guevara...

-Sandinistas.

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-Sandinistas.

-Yes.

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Lisa Thiel.

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In 2015, to what did David Cameron compare terms in office,

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saying two are wonderful, three might just be too many?

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SHE CHUCKLES

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This passed me by...

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..and to the best of my knowledge he's only been married the once,

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so we'll go with pints of beer.

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-Sri?

-It's a type of cereal, I think.

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-Weetabix.

-It is a type of cereal, Sri.

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It's not Weetabix. Shredded Wheat.

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Oh, right, yeah.

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Lisa. That idea that...

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If I'd had the brand name, I might have got there.

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OK, so something... I don't know what's happening to the Eggheads,

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but it's as if the circuitry is scorched or blown.

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Something has happened here.

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So, Sri, take advantage,

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because you're playing really well, your team.

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Here's your question. Which former Mayor of New York City

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declined the annual salary, choosing instead to be paid 1 annually?

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It's Michael Bloomberg.

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It is Michael Bloomberg, you're quite right.

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OK, your question. Lisa, under the original Scotland Act of 1998,

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Holyrood was given the power to vary the income tax rate

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by how many pence in the pound?

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I don't know. 13 seems like an awful lot,

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because that's going to be a fairly hefty swing either way.

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I don't know. Maybe Scotland have this power to swing it hugely

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and just haven't done it, but I'll go with three.

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-Three is right.

-Oh, good.

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Well done. So you have got a point, there, suddenly.

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Oh, the Eggheads roaring through now -

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but, Sri, get this right, you're in the final round.

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Which British Prime Minister was nicknamed the Mongoose?

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I think it's between Disraeli and Palmerston.

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I'm going to go Disraeli.

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-Lisa?

-I thought it was Disraeli.

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No, it's Palmerston.

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So you have got it wrong.

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So, Lisa, if you get this right, you're still in it.

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If not, we know what happens.

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Robert Rubin served as the

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Secretary of the Treasury

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in the administration of which US President?

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No, I'm not connecting anything up with that.

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That's bad.

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Robert Rubin. Now, do I go slightly further back

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on the basis I might have been more likely to hear of him

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if he was Clinton administration,

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or do I not?

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Yeah, I'm really struggling to just grasp at anything

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that will give me any sort of punt on this.

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Let's go for George HW Bush.

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It's not George HW Bush, it's actually Bill Clinton.

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-OK.

-And that means, Sri, you've done it.

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Another of our Smithdown Five in the final.

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It's getting exciting, this, Lisa.

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Well, it depends who's side of the table you're sitting on, Jeremy.

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Let's see, are the Eggheads going to have one in the final?

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We shall see. Come back and we will play the last round

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before the final.

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Well, this is looking really good for our Challengers now.

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The Smithdown Five have not lost any brains from the final round.

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I'm sorry, Eggheads, you've lost three!

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And you've still got one more round to go before the final,

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and it's on Sport. Now, is that good?

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-Yes.

-It is good, isn't it?

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-That's the right answer.

-That's what we needed.

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-Is that you, Al?

-I'll take Sport.

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Fantastic. You can go against either Barry or Kevin.

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-Try, try...

-Go for it.

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Can I take Kevin on, please, Jeremy?

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You may indeed, yes. Great sort of sounding confident voice, there,

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from Al, from the Smithdown Five.

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He will take on the legendary Kevin from the Eggheads.

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Please go to the Question Room for the last time.

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Al, you like your sport, I know.

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-I do enjoy sport.

-And you're a maths teacher?

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-I am, yeah.

-What sort of sports do you do

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when you're not teaching maths?

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I play a bit of football, I like to do triathlons,

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quite a lot of running.

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I do the well-known Parkrun, stuff like that.

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Kevin, on Sport - I think you're good on Sport, Kevin,

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but you don't do Sport very often.

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No, that's probably fair to say.

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I mean, I do it sometimes,

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but it doesn't tend to come round for me that often.

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I'm OK. I'm currently a little bit rusty, though, I have to say.

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Again, it's sounding good, Al,

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but you have to press the advantage here.

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Would you like to go first or second?

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Can I go first, please, Jeremy?

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OK, you're playing for £17,000.

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If you all get into the final, you've got a lot of firepower.

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Here is your first question.

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What is the maximum number of golf clubs

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that a player is permitted to carry in his or her bag

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during a round of professional golf?

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Well, I'm pretty sure it's not eight.

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25 seems like quite a lot to carry.

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I'm going to go 14, please.

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14 is the right answer.

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Well done. It's an easy one to trip up on, that.

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Kevin, which phrase is normally used

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to advise darts players and the crowd

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that a match has started?

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Well, bully off is a term that's used,

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or used to be used, anyway, in field hockey.

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Is that used for...darts, as well?

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I don't think it's throw away.

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I don't recall ever hearing that.

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I think the logical one to me,

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because I associate bully off with hockey...

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..is game on - but I'm just having a...

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Yeah, I will say game on.

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Game on is quite right.

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So, one each.

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OK, Al, what cricketing term is used to describe a delivery bowled

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that has no runs scored from it?

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I'm pretty sure it's dot ball, Jeremy.

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Yeah, no hesitation, you're right.

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You've got two right. Dot ball.

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Kevin, for which of these, during a match at Wimbledon in 2016,

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was tennis player Pablo Cuevas fined?

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No, that's an incident that passed me by, I'm afraid.

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I'll try the sit down protest, but I have no confidence whatsoever.

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I just don't know.

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Yeah, you're right, Kevin.

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Sit down protest. 2-2.

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Third question, Al.

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The opening stage of the 2016 Tour de France

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began at which famous landmark?

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OK, I'm edging towards...

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I don't know this one. I should do, because I watched the whole thing,

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but I'm edging towards...

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Out of the Mont Saint Michel and Pont du Gard,

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I'm edging towards the Pont du Gard.

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I'll take the Pont du Gard.

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I'm afraid it's wrong.

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It's Mont Saint Michel.

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Mont Saint Michel is the right answer, so Kevin has a chance now.

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What is the name of the German football team

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wholly owned by the car company Volkswagen,

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that won its first Bundesliga championship in 2009?

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It's one of those teams, there are two or three of them, now,

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in the German First Division that have been quite controversial

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with a lot of the fan-owned clubs

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because they don't like the idea of corporate control.

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This one is Wolfsburg.

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Are you sure about that? You are sure, I can tell you're sure.

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Wolfsburg is the right answer.

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Well done. Three out of three, Kevin.

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Suddenly Kevin comes through.

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Is the tide turning?

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Sorry, Al, you've been knocked out.

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Kevin will be in the final.

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Come back. We'll play the final round and we'll find out.

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So, this is what we have been playing towards.

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Brilliant game, this, isn't it? It's time now for the final round,

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which, as always, is General Knowledge -

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but I'm afraid those of you who lost your head-to-heads won't be allowed

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to take part in this round.

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So it's Al from the Smithdown Five

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and also Lisa, Dave and Judith from the Eggheads.

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Would you please now leave the studio?

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So, Sri, Joe, Tom and Graham,

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you are playing to win the Smithdown Five £17,000.

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Barry and Kevin, you're playing for something which money cannot buy -

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the Eggheads' reputation -

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and look at the damage they've done to the Eggheads already.

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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 can confer.

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So, Smithdown Five, the question is,

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are your four brains able to defeat these two?

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And beware, they're very good.

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Would you like to go first or second?

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-First.

-First, yeah.

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-First, please.

-First, please, Jeremy.

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So, General Knowledge, final round, good luck.

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What is the common name

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for a moccasin-like leather shoe for casual wear?

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-Yeah, loafer, isn't it?

-Yeah, it's a loafer.

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It is loafer.

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Might have been tempted by sneaker, there.

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Well done. Eggs -

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who plays the title role in the 2016 film The Legend Of Tarzan?

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Well, I saw this on the plane coming back from holiday recently

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-and I think it was Alexander Skarsgard.

-It was, yeah.

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-You happy with that?

-Yeah, it is him, yeah.

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Funnily enough, it was on the plane I came back on, as well.

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-It was the same.

-Oh, so we've both seen...

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-I'd already seen it, anyway.

-We've both seen this film recently -

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and it was a very, very good film, most enjoyable,

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and Tarzan was played by Alexander Skarsgard.

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Alexander Skarsgard is the right answer.

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I love the fact that Kevin's seen it twice.

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-No, I didn't watch it the second time.

-OK.

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-It was on on the plane but I didn't watch it.

-Right.

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I have to say my opinion of it differs from Barry's.

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Well, you're just upset they didn't ask you to play Tarzan in it.

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Yeah, I know, I'd done all the work...

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-You didn't get a call back?

-No, no, no.

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No. OK.

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You're equal. Challengers, your question.

0:25:050:25:07

Which New York street is the official address

0:25:070:25:10

of the Chrysler building?

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It's not Wall Street, because that's down south.

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Avenue of the Americas...

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Straight away write off Wall Street.

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-Yeah.

-So between the other two.

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For me, I thought Lexington, but you said...

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I reckon Avenue of the Americas.

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I know it's not Wall Street,

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but I don't know between the other two, so...

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I'll take Avenue of the Americas.

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-OK.

-Are we sure?

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Yeah. No. Well, we're not sure, but...

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-It's better than nothing.

-OK.

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We're not sure, but we're going to go for...

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..Avenue of the Americas.

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It's Lexington Avenue.

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-Ah!

-Sorry.

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OK, Eggs, your chance to take advantage.

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What is the carving of vertical ornamental grooves

0:26:030:26:06

on columns in Classical architecture called?

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-Fluting?

-Fluting.

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-Yeah?

-Yeah.

-OK. Well, we're both agreed on that.

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The carving of the vertical grooves is called fluting -

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and the interesting thing about fluting is -

0:26:220:26:24

in probably the most famous building with flutes, which is the Parthenon,

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you would think that the columns would be the same width

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all the way up the height,

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and they're actually a little wider in the middle,

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so that people who are viewing it from a distance see a perfectly

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straight column and not a bent column,

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as an optical illusion.

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-Really?

-So the ancient Greeks even understood

0:26:410:26:43

that they had to do things like that,

0:26:430:26:45

to make buildings appear beautifully symmetrical

0:26:450:26:48

-from a distance.

-That's amazing.

0:26:480:26:50

Fluting is the right answer.

0:26:500:26:52

They've just put you on the back foot here.

0:26:520:26:55

You must get this right.

0:26:550:26:57

By what nickname were Victorian-era postmen known?

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-No idea.

-No, I don't have a clue, either.

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I thought puffins first, but I have no basis for that.

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I don't think it's robins.

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I'm not sure.

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It would be just a pure guess.

0:27:210:27:23

Go for it.

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We don't know, so we're just going to take a guess at puffins.

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Puffins.

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The answer is robins.

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I'm sorry, Challengers. No way back.

0:27:360:27:39

We have to say - congratulations, Eggheads, you have won.

0:27:390:27:43

You know, and it was the simplest reason,

0:27:490:27:51

they basically wore red tunics.

0:27:510:27:53

Goodness me, you played a very good game, Challengers.

0:27:530:27:56

Commiserations to the Smithdown Five.

0:27:560:27:57

You took them right to the edge.

0:27:570:27:59

Maybe it was that definitive moment where the Tour de France question

0:27:590:28:03

went wrong and Kevin stayed in, I don't know,

0:28:030:28:05

but the Eggheads have done what comes naturally to them.

0:28:050:28:08

They reign supreme over quizland.

0:28:080:28:10

If Pat was here, he would do that famous shoulder roll.

0:28:100:28:13

It does mean you're not going home with the £17,000,

0:28:130:28:16

so the money rolls over to our next show.

0:28:160:28:17

Eggheads, well done. Well done, you two,

0:28:170:28:20

you somehow shored up the defence there,

0:28:200:28:22

and I wonder who will ever beat you.

0:28:220:28:25

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

0:28:250:28:27

to defeat the Eggheads. It's going to be £18,000 to win.

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Until then, goodbye.

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