Episode 48 Eggheads


Episode 48

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, the show where a team of five quiz challengers

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

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They are the Eggheads.

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Got a bit of vocal power today?

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-Yes, definitely.

-I hope so.

-Absolutely.

-Bravissimo.

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Well, you might have met your match, because hoping to beat the Eggheads

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today are The Upstagers. This team of singers are all members

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of the Royal Opera Chorus and perform regularly

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at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Let's meet them.

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Hello, I'm Simon and I'm a tenor.

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Hello, I'm John and I'm a bass.

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Hello, I'm Alison and I'm a soprano.

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Hi, I'm Andrew and I'm a tenor.

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Hi, I'm Ollie and I'm a baritone.

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Simon and team, welcome.

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-Thank you.

-Hello.

-So, you sing, that's the key thing, is it?

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-Yes, yes we do.

-You do operas and all sorts?

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Yes, operas. Not musicals, generally.

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-Operas come up in the music round, don't they?

-Occasionally.

-Yes.

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They do!

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So, will that be nerve-racking, if you're asked a question about opera?

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LAUGHTER

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We'll probably get it wrong!

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Would it be OK for me to ask you to sing something for us?

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Yes, of course. And how about the drinking song,

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the Brindisi, from Verdi's Traviata.

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Libiamo.

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# Libiamo, libiamo

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# Ne'lieti calici

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# Che la bellezza infiora

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# E la fuggevol ora

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# S'inebrii a volutta. #

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-Thank you.

-Bravo.

-Do you quiz together, crucially?

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We have quizzed together.

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For two years running, we won the inter-departmental Royal Opera House

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quiz challenge. That is, the chorus, beating the orchestra,

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which was the important thing... on both occasions.

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Wonderful. Well, good luck, team.

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

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for our Challengers. If they fail to defeat the Eggheads,

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the prize money rolls over to the next show. Upstagers, the Eggheads

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have won the last four games,

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so there's £5,000 for you to win today.

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

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guess what? - Music!

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I don't know if that makes it difficult.

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Let me tell you, you've got Judith or Steve or Kevin,

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-Pat or Dave to choose from.

-Right. Would you like to do that?

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-I'll go.

-Go on.

-John.

-John is down with the kids, so...

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Oh, no. Can we say that? Sorry!

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John, against which Egghead?

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-I'm going to choose Steve.

-OK, up to you.

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So, John from the Upstagers, versus Steve from the Eggheads.

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To ensure there's no conferring, please take your positions

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in our legendary Question Room.

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So, are you ready, John?

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-I am, yes.

-OK, it's Music. Would you like to go first or second?

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I'd like to go...second.

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OK. Interesting. Well, Steve, your question.

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In which section of the orchestra is a French horn found?

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I don't want to do anything absolutely stupid here,

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so pretty sure that's Brass.

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Brass is correct.

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OK, John.

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You'll like this. Which of these Puccini operas is set in China?

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Well, all three of them are operas that we've done a lot,

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cos Puccini is very popular.

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And I do know that that opera is Turandot.

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Turandot is the right answer.

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Thank goodness for that!

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Steve.

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In 2015, BBC Radio One's Chart Show

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moved from Sunday to which day of the week?

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Yeah, it's Friday, Jeremy.

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Friday's right. Well done.

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OK, John.

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Empty Sky,

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released in 1969 in the UK and, then, in 1975 in the USA,

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after he'd become famous, was the debut studio album

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by which musician? John, is this...

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Now, something in the back of my mind has clicked,

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so I'm going to listen to it.

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I'm going to say no to Rod Stewart and no to Sting

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and go for Elton John.

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You've done well there. Elton John is the right answer. Well done.

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Steve, your question.

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Drew Boley and Sherrie Christian

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are characters in which stage musical?

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Musicals ain't my bag. Right, erm...

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I've seen films of all three.

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Basically, cos I don't think it's the other two,

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I will say Rock of Ages, but I'm really not sure.

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Rock of Ages is the right answer.

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OK, John, you need to get this.

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I'm hoping for an opera question.

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How many songs reached the number one spot

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on the UK singles chart in 2015?

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Well, I think it does change quite a lot these days.

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I don't think you get these people staying 15 weeks at number one

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any more. But 34 sounds quite a lot.

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14 sounds too little. I'm going to guess

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and I'm going to say 24.

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Got that right. Well done. 24 is the right answer.

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-He's good, isn't he, Steve?

-Yeah, good answer.

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So, three questions each. It gets bit harder. We go to Sudden Death.

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-I don't give you alternative options. You know that, Steve.

-I do.

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Here's your question. When Zayn Malik left One Direction

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in 2015, how many members of the original group

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-remained?

-Four.

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Straight out?

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Yeah, my daughter's a massive fan.

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-Went from five to four?

-Yeah.

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You're right. That's the quickest

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answer we've EVER had in the history of Eggheads. "Four"!

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In the lead. The trouble with letting him go first, John.

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-Mmm.

-You keep plugging away and we've got to hope he trips up.

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The singer Shahnour Varinag Aznavourian,

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who found fame as Charles Aznavour, was born in which country?

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Well, until I heard his full name, I would have said he was French.

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But the name doesn't sound particularly French.

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I really don't know, so I'm going

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to make a guess and say Belgium.

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You know what, we weren't even trying to mess with your head there.

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-France, it is.

-Ah!

-It's just as simple as France.

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-He's French and it's France.

-Ah, well.

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Sudden Death. You've gone, John, I'm afraid.

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-Never mind.

-Charles Aznavour. Of all the artists to get knocked out by!

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Steve, you're in the final round. Please, both of you return to us

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and we'll see what happens next.

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As it stands, The Upstagers have lost one brain from the final round.

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The Eggheads have not lost any, but it's too early for you to burst

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into song, Eggheads. The next subject is Science.

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So, who would like this?

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ALL UPSTAGERS: Ah!

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-Andrew!

-Shall I build you up?!

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No discussion needed.

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Yeah, we do have a doctor of nuclear physics amongst us.

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Oh, brilliant! Can you guess which?

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Well, Andrew did look as if he was quite excited by the word "science",

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when I said it, so... OK, Andrew.

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Anyone but Steve. Who would you like?

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-Dave.

-OK.

-Yeah, go on.

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-I think it's going to be Dave.

-Great stuff.

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So, Andrew from The Upstagers is going to take on Dave

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from the Eggheads. To ensure no conferring, please go to our

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Question Room.

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Andrew, would you like to go first or second on Science?

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I'll stick with the tradition of going first, please.

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Your first Science question

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against Tremendous Knowledge Dave. Which of these creatures

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is native to Africa?

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Uh, well, the coyote is North American, the dingo is Australian.

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It's hyena.

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Hyena's quite right.

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-Dave, your first question.

-Yep.

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Pyrosis is a technical name for which of these?

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-Pyrosis?

-Pyrosis.

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Yeah. I've got to go off those. I don't think it's earache.

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I think that's otitis, maybe.

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I don't think it's athlete's foot. I've got to go heartburn.

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Heartburn is right.

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OK. Coming back to you now, Andrew.

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What is the average gestation period for a horse?

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Sorry we're not quite on nuclear physics yet.

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Um, well, three months is too short.

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I think I'd have to go with...11 months.

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You're right. 11 months. Well done.

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Two out of two. Dave.

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What is the predominant colour on the upper side of the wings

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of the Comma butterfly, found commonly across England and Wales?

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I'm not sure, at all.

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But the instinct was white, so I'll go with white, please.

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Instinct was white.

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Let's check.

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Judith, your famous victory against the rocket scientist

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was on a question about butterflies. Is it white, orange or green?

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I'm not sure. I think it's white.

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I think it's like an RAF sign on the top, with white...

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Like an RAF sign?

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-I think it's orange, I think.

-You say orange.

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I think it's orange and it's got a bit of fretwork down the bottom.

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Dave, it's orange.

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-OK.

-Oh.

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Little bit of a moment here.

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Anticipation. Andrew, get this right,

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you're in the final round. In the human body, the appendix

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is connected to which part of the large intestine?

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I'm not sure.

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The one that stands out, although I'm not quite sure why,

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is cecum, so I'll go with cecum.

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Cecum is right!

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-ALL:

-Yes!

-So, you're in the final round.

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You've been knocked out, Dave.

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We've got some good quizzers here, no question about that. Sorry, Dave.

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No, no, no. No apologies needed. Very good player.

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Knocked out by a classy player. Andrew, Dave, come back,

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rejoin your teams and we'll see what happens next.

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OK, level now. The Upstagers have drawn back.

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They have lost a brain from the final round.

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The Eggheads have also lost a brain.

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And the next subject for you is Arts & Books.

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Arts & Books. That might be good for you, as well,

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-arty people.

-Yes.

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-Will I do it?

-Yeah.

-Go on.

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-I'm going to do it!

-Alison is going to do it.

-I'm going to have a go!

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Alison, our soprano. Arts & Books, against which Egghead?

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-Can't, obviously, be Steve or Dave.

-Pat, I'd think?

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-With Pat are we?

-OK.

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Alison from The Upstagers, versus Pat from the Eggheads.

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To ensure there is no conferring,

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please take your positions in the Question Room.

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Arts & Books, Alison. First or second?

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Um...first, please.

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Alison, in a German fairytale collected by the Grimm Brothers,

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which of these is imprisoned in a tower?

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It's not Rumpelstiltskin.

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I think he kidnapped a baby.

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It's not Little Red Riding Hood.

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She was in the woods, trying to visit her grandmother.

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So, I think it is Rapunzel, who was locked up in a tower.

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You are so right. Well done. Rapunzel.

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Pat, who's 1825 painting, entitled The Leaping Horse,

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depicts a scene beside the River Stour in East Anglia?

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Francis Bacon. Doesn't sound like his sort of thing, at all.

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The dates are good, I think, for both Turner and Constable,

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but the River Stour leads me to say John Constable.

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John Constable is the right answer. They may get harder.

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Back to you, Alison.

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The Hilary Mantel novel, A Place Of Greater Safety,

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is set during which historical event?

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I don't know the answer to this. I associate Hilary Mantel

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with Wolf Hall, which is Tudor novel.

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It's a toss-up between French Revolution and Spanish Civil War

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and I'm going to go for French Revolution.

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Is the right answer!

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Oh, lovely!

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OK, Pat, your question.

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The vacuum cleaner salesman, James Wormold,

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is the main protagonist in which Graham Greene novel?

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I know all three books.

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Wormold, I think, is Our Man in Havana.

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Yeah, I love Graham Greene. You're quite right.

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Our Man in Havana is right. Well done.

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So, we're level here. Alison, feeling a bit tense?

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-Oh, yes!

-Get this one right and put a bit of pressure on the great man.

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The Good Morrow, which opens with the lines,

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"I wonder by my troth

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"What thou and I did, till we loved"

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is by which poet?

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I don't know the answer to this question.

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I am drawn towards John Donne,

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because I know that he wrote that kind of thing,

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so I'm going to have to say John Donne,

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with no certainty, whatsoever.

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John Donne. It's a beautiful line.

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-John Donne is right.

-Oh!

-Yes! Well done.

-Well done.

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I am pleased!

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Pat, your question, to stay in.

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Who is the author of the 2016 bestselling novel,

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The Essex Serpent?

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Pat, is this...?

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Ooh, I think I'm undone here.

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I haven't heard of the book. I'm, erm...

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I'm going to be reduced to a stab here.

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Sarah Perry.

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How do you do that?

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-Sarah Perry is the right answer.

-Oh!

-Was that just one in three?!

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I know nothing about the authors. I have not heard of the book.

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That's amazing. OK, Sarah Perry is right.

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So, 3-3. Scores level.

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Gets a bit harder. We go to Sudden Death.

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I don't give you alternative options.

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Playing well, Alison. Keep it up. Here's your question.

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The Weekend Baker is a 2016 cookery book by which male celebrity chef?

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Right, so, is it somebody like Paul Hollywood?

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Cos I think he's the, kind of, most famous baker, sort of,

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celebrity chef I can think of. Let's go for Paul Hollywood.

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Paul Hollywood is right.

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-Yes!

-We're on Sudden Death.

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I'm not giving you alternative answers.

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Pat, the fictional desert planet Arrakis first appears in which

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1965 sci-fi novel by Frank Herbert?

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Dune.

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Dune is correct.

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So, back to you, Alison.

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"Here begins the great game"

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is a quote from which Rudyard Kipling novel?

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I think that is...

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Is it Kim?

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It's Kim. Well done.

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Pat, to stay in.

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Aurelio Zen, the fictional detective created by Michael Dibdin,

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is a native of which Italian city?

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I think Aurelio Zen is based in Venice.

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-Ah!

-Venice is right.

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Sudden Death. Good round.

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Keep it up, Alison.

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The Big Tail Elephant Group was an art collective formed

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in the 1990s in which country, as a response to its rapid urbanisation?

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Elephants. I can only think of India.

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Maybe India. I don't know. This could be it for me.

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-It's not India. Anyone know?

-No.

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It's a big thought, like the one you had.

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-It's China.

-Mm.

-So it's just, yes,

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cities getting bigger and that was the response among artists.

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You're not out yet. Pat, get this right,

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you're in the final. What type of object

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is the American Buffalo, in the title of the play by David Mamet?

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I think I know this.

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I quite like David Mamet.

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I do like Glengarry Glen Ross. I think the American Buffalo

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is a coin.

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That's the answer I was looking for. Coin. You're quite right.

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That's it. Pat, well done.

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Sorry, Alison. You played so well

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there, though. Round of applause for Alison. Did great.

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Haven't had an Arts & Books round with that many right answers

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for quite a while, have we, Eggheads? So, please come back,

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both of you, and we'll see what the next round brings.

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Well, can The Upstagers pull back?

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They have now lost two brains from the final round.

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The Eggheads have lost just the one.

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The last subject before the final is Sport.

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Ah, well, well... Rule me out!

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That's a clear choice. Easy.

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-I think it's me and Judith, isn't it?

-Yes!

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LAUGHTER

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OK, a baritone, so you know what you're doing.

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Ollie from The Upstagers will play

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-Judith on Sport.

-Yes.

-You will forgive them for this.

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Well, I've no choice.

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To ensure there's no conferring,

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please, for the last time, go to our Question Room.

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So, Sport, against Judith.

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Ollie, first or second?

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Oh, I think first, please, yeah.

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Here we go. Good luck.

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What term is often used to describe a tennis player

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who plays predominantly from the back of the court?

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Well, I'm pretty sure that's a baseliner.

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Baseliner is right.

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Judith.

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Aside from the Water Jump,

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what is the minimum height of the fences

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horses have to jump at the Grand National?

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I'm, sort of, hesitating about that it could possibly be eight foot six.

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Erm, but I...

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I think it must be four foot six, actually - the minimum.

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-Four feet six inches is the right answer.

-Thank goodness for that.

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Could've been eight foot.

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OK. Back to you, Ollie.

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Duncan Goodhew won an Olympic gold medal in 1980

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in which swimming stroke?

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Ha-ha. It's not backstroke.

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I remember watching it,

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but obviously not that well, if I'm still struggling for an answer.

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I think I'm going to go for...butterfly.

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No! It's breaststroke.

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It is breaststroke.

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OK, Judith.

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Your question, to take the lead on Sport!

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Which football team was defeated by Real Madrid in the 2016

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Champions League final?

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I have a feeling it was... Isn't it known as a derby,

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when you play the next-door team?

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There's something in my mind saying it was Atletico Madrid.

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Let's go to Dave. You know this.

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-Yeah, she's right.

-Done well here, hasn't she, Judith? Well done.

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Atletico Madrid is right, well done.

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So, she's ahead.

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Ollie, if you get this wrong, you're out.

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In 1963, who became the first New Zealand golfer

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to win the British Open?

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Oh... Well, Frank Nobilo's far too recent for that.

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Erm...

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Peter Thomson, I thought was Australian,

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but maybe I'm wrong there. Bob Charles is round about

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the right era. Er...

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I'm going Bob Charles.

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And you're right! Well done.

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That could've caught you out. Bob Charles, it is.

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So, level now. Judith, with this,

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you can take the round.

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In 2016, Dutee Chand became the first woman from which country

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to qualify for an Olympic 100m race in over 30 years?

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That sounds very Indian to me.

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Purely on how her name sounds, I'm going to say India.

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Ollie, you know what...

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You know what's happened here, don't you, Ollie?

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I'm never going to hear the last of this.

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I do sometimes win!

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India is the right answer.

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Well done, Judith, you're in the final round.

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Sorry, Ollie. Knocked out by Judith on Sport.

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-Something to write home about!

-Thanks(!)

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Come back to us, both of you, and we will play the final round.

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So, this is what we have been playing towards,

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it's time for our 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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can't take part in this round.

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So, that's John, Alison and Ollie,

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from The Upstagers. And also Dave, from The Eggheads.

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Would you please now leave this studio?

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Simon, Andrew, you're playing to win The Upstagers £5,000.

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Pat, Kevin, Steve and Judith,

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you play for something money can't buy - the Eggheads' reputation.

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And to just turn this roll into a super roll.

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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. You may confer.

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So, Upstagers, the question is, are your two brains better

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than the Eggheads' four? We know your voices are better.

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Are your brains better?

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Would you like to go first or second?

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We will go first, please.

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Here's your first question. The RAAF, established in 1921,

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is the air force of which country?

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We're agreed it's Australia.

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Straight there. Australia's right. Well done.

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Eggheads, what is the capital city of Costa Rica?

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-San Jose?

-West Side Story, isn't it?

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That is San Jose.

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San Jose is correct.

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Feeling tense and we've only done one question.

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Upstagers, which Ghanaian-born British author

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wrote the 1990 novel, Brazzaville Beach?

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Do you know this?

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David Lodge was born in Brockley, I think.

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No, no. Is that right, Eggheads?

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Can I confer...?

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-Can we confer with the Eggheads?!

-Don't you dare.

-No, no.

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-Is it Zimbabwean?

-I think, I think it's William Boyd.

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-Is it Zimbabwean?

-No, Ghanaian.

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-Ghanaian.

-Ghanaian-born British author who wrote Brazzaville Beach.

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-I've read some of his books and...

-I'm happy to go with you on that.

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Yep? Andrew's happy to go with my William Boyd.

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William Boyd is correct.

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Eggheads, to catch up,

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who played Peter Venkman in the 1984 film, Ghostbusters?

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Weren't Venkman Bill Murray?

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-That's what I was thinking.

-I don't know which character that was.

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I don't remember. I haven't a good memory of it.

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I think Harold Ramis, was he Egon Spengler?

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-KEVIN:

-Dan Ackroyd...

-JUDITH:

-I'm abstaining.

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-KEVIN:

-Name beginning with ST or...

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Raymond something? The other character. Raymond.

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-Surname beginning with S.

-Really can't think.

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-OK, shall we go for it?

-Yeah.

-Not...

-Are we all...?

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Not 100% on this, actually. Mixing up names and characters

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a little bit, but we think it's Bill Murray.

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OK, Bill Murray is your answer.

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The name you were searching for was Ray Stantz...

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-Stantz, yes.

-..who is played by Dan Ackroyd, so you're very...

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Amazing, Kevin, just weaving

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the needle through the wool there.

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-Bill Murray's right.

-Phew.

-Well done.

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They're very good,

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but they can go wrong.

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Here's your third question. Get this right, let's see.

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Which Italian lake was the site of

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a heavy defeat for the Roman army by Hannibal?

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I'd immediately say Trasimene.

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-Trasimene.

-That just rings a historical bell, that's all.

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-Well...I'll go with you.

-And I don't...

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Lake Trasimene.

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You say Trasimene, I say Trasi-mean.

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-It's correct.

-Mm-hm.

-Lake Trasimene.

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Well done.

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And you've got a bit of certainty there, that's good.

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Not shown any signs of going wrong, these Challengers,

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over these. Eggheads.

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Sometimes given the title, The Peaceable,

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who was king of England from 959 to 975?

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-It's Edgar.

-Yeah.

-Edgar, OK?

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OK? That...that was Edgar.

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You're never going to go wrong on your kings, are you?

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Edgar The Peaceable is correct. Well done.

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So, 3-3, after three questions.

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-Are you ready for Sudden Death, Challengers?

-No!

-Gets a bit harder.

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I don't give you alternatives. So, here we are with your first.

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Who played the astrophysicist Jane Foster

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in the 2011 film, Thor?

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-I really haven't a clue.

-No, neither have I.

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-I don't know, pick an actress.

-Yes. I can't think of...

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-Is Helen Baxendale old enough? I mean...

-Yes...

-Well...

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I'm... Yeah, I'm clueless.

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We don't know. Helen Baxendale.

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Let's see if the Eggheads know.

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-Eggheads?

-Natalie Portman.

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Natalie Portman. Let's see if

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the Eggheads can take the contest.

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£5,000 we're playing for. Get this wrong, it carries on.

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Eggheads, your question. Thomas Marvell and Bobby Jaffers

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are characters in which 1897 novel by HG Wells?

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-If it's 1890s, well...

-Invisible Man?

-What else have we got?

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-War Of The Worlds or... Time Machine or...

-I just...

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Well, I don't think The Time Machine is 1897. I think that was earlier.

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That was a couple of years before.

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I mean, they do sound pretty down-to-earth names, don't they?

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Yeah, yeah.

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-I think...

-Is he The Island of Dr Moreau or is that Verne?

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I think that might have been the year before, actually.

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I think it's coming down to either The Invisible Man

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or The War Of The Worlds.

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Cos I think that was his science-fiction period.

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I think his social novels, like Kipps and Mr Polly, etc...

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-Tono-Bungay, that were later.

-Yeah. They were a bit later.

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If The Time Machine was 1895,

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-Doctor Moreau was 1896...

-Yeah.

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I'm thinking that The War Of The Worlds was possibly his first

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big...success. I may be going wrong there.

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So, I'm inclining to The Invisible Man, at the moment.

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Well, I just thought that year,

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around that time, but I can't place characters, anyway.

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OK. Shall I? Not sure on this, Jeremy.

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But we're going to go with The Invisible Man.

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The Invisible Man is your answer.

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If you've got this right, the contest is over.

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Amazing quizzing. You're quite right.

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The Invisible Man is the answer.

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We say congratulations, Eggheads, you have won.

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That was quite amazing.

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-Did you know that one?

-No. No.

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I was going to come up with something else.

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I thought you'd do it through the characters, but you did it

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on the dates. The hardest route.

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You've seen them at their very best here.

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Upstagers, you played a hard game and you played well.

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So, commiserations. I hope you enjoyed it.

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-Thank you.

-Very much.

-Thank you.

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We loved the quizzing, but also the singing very much, indeed.

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The Royal Opera House singing. The Eggheads have done what comes

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naturally to them. This winning streak continues.

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An impressive victory today, on HG Wells.

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It does mean that you don't go home with the £5,000,

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so we roll that over to the next show.

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Eggheads, congratulations. Who will beat you?

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We're close to a Pat shoulder roll here.

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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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£6,000 is here for them to play for. Till we quiz again, goodbye.

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