Episode 49 Eggheads


Episode 49

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 against

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possibly the greatest quiz team in Britain.

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Here they are - the Eggheads.

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Taking on the might of our quiz Goliaths today

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are the Chester Romans.

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Now, this team are all members of one of the UK's oldest

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American football teams. Let's meet them.

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Hi, I'm Lex, and I'm an engineer surveyor.

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Hi, I'm Pete. I'm a customer assistant.

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Hi, I'm Mark, and I'm a film student.

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Hi, I'm Billy, and I'm a care manager.

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Hi, I'm John, and I'm an oil tank cleaner.

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-So, Lex and team, welcome. Great to see you.

-Hello!

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Oh, I love the... That's good!

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Is that kind of an on-pitch wave thing?

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No, it's just something we've cooked up for professional events.

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Brilliant, I loved it!

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So, tell us, American football is THE thing, is it?

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It's one of the fastest-growing sports currently in the UK

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and it's something we really love getting stuck into.

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And you are the defensive line,

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so does that mean they play five at the back in these teams?

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No, we're actually at the front of the defensive team.

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It's our job to make up the gaps within the lines,

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to allow the linebackers in to make the tackles.

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And what is it about American football that is so exciting?

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Compared to the British thing where you don't wear a helmet

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-and you kick a ball.

-You get tackled, no-one cries.

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To be honest, a lot of us have played both rugby as well as soccer,

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as well as American football.

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We've sampled the best of all worlds, really.

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Don't be fooled by the helmets,

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it is incredibly painful when you get hit.

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Sure. Now, I know the team has existed for 30 years.

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You haven't quizzed before together. Is that right?

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Not together. We have quizzed individually but this is the

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first time we've all quizzed together.

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All right, well, I hope you form a good defensive line against

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this lot here - the Eggheads.

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Good luck. Every day, there is £1,000

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worth of cash up for grabs for our Challengers.

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If they fail to defeat the Eggheads,

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we roll that prize money over to the next show.

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So, Chester Romans, the Eggheads are playing well.

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They've now won five games on the trot,

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so there is £6,000 here for you to win if you beat them.

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-Would you like to try?

-Yes!

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Good. The first head-to-head battle is on the subject of Politics.

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So, you can have either Judith

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or Steve, Kevin, Dave,

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or Lisa to play against.

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Lex! You're up!

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So, Lex against...?

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I think I'll go with Dave.

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Very good. Straight to it.

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Lex, from Chester Romans. Dave, crash helmet on?

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-I'd better have it on there.

-I think you do,

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-and the shoulder pads as well.

-Yeah, absolutely.

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It's all right, he is defensive and you're highly offensive,

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it'll be fine.

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Dave and I are such '80s kids, we normally wear shoulder pads anyway,

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to be honest. To ensure there is no conferring,

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

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Dave, what do we make of politics at the moment, in the world?

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It's very interesting times, but quite uncertain ones.

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I suppose if you're looking at 2016, having Trump and then Brexit

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before it, that's an incredible sequence.

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They will be quizzing on that in 100 years' time.

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Yeah. I think we've spoken about it at quizzes there,

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that, if in doubt, we're going to say 2016, going forward.

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In a few years' time, if we've forgotten a few events,

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"When did that happen?" 2016 would be a good bet,

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because everything seems to have packed in.

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Anyway, Lex,

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good luck on Politics against so-called Tremendous Knowledge Dave.

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Would you like to go first or second?

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I'd like to go first, please.

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Here we go. With reference to government-held data,

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for what does the letter I stand in FOI?

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I think that's information.

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Yeah. Freedom of information. Well done. One to you.

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OK, Dave. Which party won the greatest number of seats in

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the 2016 election for the Welsh Assembly?

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-I think that's Labour.

-Interesting, isn't it?

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The situation where they get knocked for six in Scotland,

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but Wales is still very much Labour terrain.

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-Yes.

-Well done.

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Next, which Prime Minister was the MP for Huyton

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in the North-West of England between 1950 and 1983?

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I'm not entirely certain with this one.

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My instincts when it came up was James Callaghan,

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so I'd like to go with James Callaghan, please.

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OK, Prime Minister in the late '70s.

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Let's just check with the Eggheads.

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-Harold Wilson.

-Wilson.

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Wilson is the answer, I'm afraid, Lex,

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so Dave has the edge.

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Which of these countries has been a member of the European Union

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since 2004?

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Right, let me have a think.

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I'm trying to think of when...

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It's a toss-up between Serbia and Slovenia.

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It's not Switzerland - that's never been a member of the EU.

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I think Serbia is later.

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So, no, I'm going to go with Slovenia, please.

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Slovenia is quite right, Dave, well done.

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Back to you, Lex.

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What term is used for sittings of the House of Commons in the

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grand committee room at the Houses of Parliament?

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I think the only one I can think that I've heard of is

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the Central Lobby Meetings.

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It's wrong, actually, it's Westminster Hall Debates.

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It is, I suppose, a way of having additionally having some

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other things going on apart from what is happening in the chamber.

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So, sorry, no way back for you. Dave has won that first round.

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Early days, guys.

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Challengers, don't be alarmed,

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but your first competitor has been taken out by an Egghead,

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and won't be able to be in the final round.

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Lex and Dave, please return to your teams.

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OK, so our Chester Romans have lost a brain from the final round.

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American football equivalent of that is you've let through a try?

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Yeah, a touchdown.

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The offensive line have broken us apart there

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and gone straight through to the end.

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Right, but you know better than anyone that it's not over.

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-We bend, don't break.

-Exactly.

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Exactly! Eggheads have lost no-one so far.

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The next subject is Film & TV.

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Who would like this?

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-You're up.

-Mark.

-Yep.

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So, Mark, OK, film student - that's really handy.

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And which Egghead? Obviously, it can't be Dave.

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I'll go for Judith, please.

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Lovely. You haven't had a run out on this for a while?

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-Not for ages.

-No, it's usually Sport.

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So, Mark from the Chester Romans versus Judith from the Eggheads.

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To ensure there is no conferring, please go to the Question Room now.

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This seems like a perfect round for you, Mark,

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as you're a film student.

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You would hope so, yeah. We'll see.

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What kind of films do you love?

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Anything. I would watch any film.

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TV - I'm hoping that nothing comes up about any soaps.

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But we'll have to see.

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-And do you write scripts yourself?

-I do.

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So you... These are film scripts?

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Yeah, film scripts, short film scripts.

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Scripts for TV, sometimes.

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That sounds very creative, Judith, doesn't it?

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-It does, yes.

-We need to get started on that.

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Well, it sounds rather alarming

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if you have to quiz against someone like that.

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OK, well, let's see. Film & TV.

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Mark, would you like to go first or second?

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First, please.

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Here is your first question. The TV soap Emmerdale Farm

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was originally set in which fictional village?

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I was hoping this wouldn't come up!

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I'm inclined to go with Weatherfield, please.

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Let's see. Maybe Judith knows. Judith?

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Isn't Weatherfield Coronation Street?

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Ambridge is the Archers.

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-Yeah.

-I would say Beckindale.

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Yes, it is Beckindale.

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And Weatherfield is Coronation Street.

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OK, Judith, your question.

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In the episode Yuppie Love in the TV series Only Fools And Horses,

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which character famously falls through the open hatch of a bar?

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It's... It's David Jason.

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Now which one...?

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It's not Trigger, and Rodney is the young one.

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It's Del Boy.

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It is Del Boy, famous scene, like the chandelier scene.

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I love it. I can see it in my mind, yeah.

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-Indelible.

-It's terribly funny.

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OK. Mark, to catch up.

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The US legal drama The Good Wife is set in which city?

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I thought Chicago, as soon as you mentioned the question,

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so I'm going to go straight for Chicago there.

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Chicago is correct, well done. Very good.

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So, level, but Judith has the edge.

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Here we go. Which actor played Theseus in the 2011 film Immortals

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and Napoleon Solo in 2015's The Man From U.N.C.L.E?

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Well, I don't think it's Henry Cavill,

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because he played something else.

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I'm going to say... Go down my lucky right and say Christian Bale.

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OK, do you know this one at all, Mark?

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I do, it's Henry Cavill.

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-Henry Cavill.

-The one I ruled out!

-The one you ruled out.

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I thought he played something else.

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That is much more your territory, Mark, I know.

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So, you're level, how about that?

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Level after two. Your third question.

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Get this right, Mark, put a bit of pressure on Judith.

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Which of these 1993 films was directed by Nora Ephron?

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I was thinking that it could be The Piano.

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Not 100% sure, but, yeah, I'm going to go for The Piano.

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No, it is Sleepless In Seattle. That's interesting,

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I thought she wrote the script but didn't direct it.

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OK, Sleepless In Seattle is the right answer.

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So, Judith has the advantage again.

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

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Which actress played Lillie Langtry in the 1978 TV drama series Lillie?

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-What date did you say it was?

-1978.

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Well, it's rather a long time ago.

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'78, '78...

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I'm just trying to think of...

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I can see a portrait of Lily Langtry in my head. Who would I cast as her?

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I think I might cast Greta Scacchi.

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Her face is sort of Edwardian looking.

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OK. Good way of working it out - who has got the most Edwardian face?

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Is there any reason, Eggheads, we couldn't choose Greta Scacchi?

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Well, it's a little bit early for her.

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Little bit early. Was she four or five years old?

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Oh, not that early. No.

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I mean, she broke through, really, in the early to mid '80s.

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Yeah. It's Francesca Annis, Judith.

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-Oh.

-Were you not watching TV in the late '70s?

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Well, probably, but I can't remember that far.

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There wasn't that much on, I just remember it, so...

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Bad luck, in the sense that you got that wrong, but you're still in it.

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Again, a let-off there, Mark.

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She can suddenly turn, Judith, so be careful here.

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Don't assume she's going to get them all wrong.

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We go to Sudden Death.

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It gets a bit harder - I don't give you alternative options.

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Which sport featured in the most watched television moment

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of the 2016 Rio Olympics in the UK?

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I would imagine it would be men's 100 metres.

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No, it's cycling.

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I would have imagined that.

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11 million watched Laura Trott and Jason Kenny win gold.

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It was actually just a shade behind the final,

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or the first of the new series, of Bake Off.

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OK, Judith, your chance to take the round.

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Which royal character was played in television dramas by Keith Michell

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in 1970 and Damian Lewis in 2015?

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Oh, that's Henry VIII.

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-You sure?

-Yes, positive.

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So am I. Henry VIII is right.

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Well done. On Sudden Death, Judith, you've triumphed,

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you're in the final round. Nicely done.

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Mark, sorry, beaten by our Egghead there,

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and you won't be able to play in the final. Come back to us,

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both of you. We'll play the next round.

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So, as it stands,

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the Chester Romans have lost two brains from the final round.

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All right, let's think about this - do we change the formation?

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No, I don't think we're panicking too much just yet.

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We had a stuttering start last season and we came back through

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and managed to battle our way through to the play-offs.

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Is it one of those ones where someone just takes the ball

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-and throws it?

-Hail Mary, yeah.

-Oh, a Hail Mary!

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-A good Hail Mary play.

-JEREMY LAUGHS

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The Eggheads have not lost a brain so far.

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Music is your next subject.

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Who wants this, from Chester Romans?

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Music, John?

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-John, yeah.

-John, oil tank cleaner.

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-Against who?

-Kevin, please.

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All right. Cleaning out the big oil tank now!

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John from the Chester Romans going against Kevin.

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Is this the turning point of today's contest?

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To ensure there is no conferring, please take your positions.

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So, is Music your choice of subject, John?

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It's not ideal, but I'm hoping to fare fairly well.

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OK. Any particular areas you love?

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I have quite eclectic music tastes, really,

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so I'm hoping to do quite well.

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So, a bit of opera, bit of classical?

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A bit of everything, really, Jeremy.

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OK, brilliant, that's a really good situation for a quizzer,

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that's for sure. And I've never asked you, Kevin -

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what's your favourite music? Early Elvis? Verdi?

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Oh, well, I'm more classical than popular, in that sense.

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But classical, folk, some bits of world.

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Not really so much pop and rock.

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OK. Well, two eclectic musical people, I think.

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John, do you want to go first or second?

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I'd like to go second, please.

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And your first question now, Kevin.

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The style of male voice singing known as barbershop is traditionally

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performed by how many people?

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Yeah, normally, I mean, it can be done by larger groups -

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I've got a friend who actually takes part in a larger group -

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but he also does it as part of a quartet,

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that's the standard, so four.

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Yes, barbershop quartet. Four is right.

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John, back to you.

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The instrument called a shawm is played by using

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which method? It's spelt S-H-A-W-M.

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Purely off the spelling, I'm going to say plucking.

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Plucking. What is this? What is this, Eggs?

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It's like an oboe, so it's for blowing.

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Blowing is the answer. I'm sorry.

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So Kevin in the lead.

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And back to you. Which of these 19th-century musicians

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famously engendered screaming, cheering and swooning responses

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from his international female following?

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It's Franz Liszt.

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And I think that the term Lisztomania was even...

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It may even have been coined at the time.

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Or certainly when Ken Russell made a film about it,

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he called the film Lisztomania.

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He was like a 20th-century or 21st-century pop star,

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the sort of fan adulation that he got.

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Franz Liszt is the right answer. Lisztomania! Who knew?

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So, John, we've got to get you on the scoresheet now.

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Kevin's two to your zero.

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Which solo album by Annie Lennox featured the singles

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Walking On Broken Glass and Why?

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I don't really know a great deal about Annie Lennox. Erm...

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I'm going to hazard a guess at Bare.

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Challengers, do you know?

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-Diva.

-Yeah, Diva is the answer.

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I'm afraid, John, there's no way back in this round,

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Kevin has taken it.

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You were beaten by our Egghead and you won't be in the final.

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If you both come back, we will play the last round

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before the crucial final.

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It's hard going for the Chester Romans, but they love their

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American football - they know all about hard going.

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They've lost three brains from the final round.

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The Eggheads, who are on a roll anyway,

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are sitting there with all their shells still intact.

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The last subject before the final is Arts & Books.

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So who...? I know this is what you wanted, John, actually, isn't it?

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-Yeah.

-So who would like this, Arts & Books?

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-I'll take that.

-OK, so Pete against which Egghead?

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You can have either Steve or Lisa.

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I'll take Lisa.

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OK, so Pete from the Chester Romans versus Lisa from the Eggheads,

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on Arts & Books. For the last time, please go to our Question Room.

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So, what position do you play when you're on

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-the American football pitch, Pete?

-I play defensive tackle.

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-Straight in the middle.

-So you're going in and you're just basically

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-laying people out?

-Yeah, I like to hurt people!

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JEREMY LAUGHS

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Well, that's honest! And all the kit, as we were saying earlier,

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it doesn't matter how much kit you've got, it's still painful.

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Yeah, especially if you dislocate your kneecap like I did,

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-that really did hurt.

-I'm guessing you get quite a lot of injuries,

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because it is a real serious contact sport.

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Yeah. I've dislocated my kneecap, a few other injuries.

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Other players have done a lot worse, though.

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John especially - he hasn't got any knees left, I don't think.

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-It could always be worse, though!

-Lisa, do you fancy this?

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I think my best position would probably be something like mascot.

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Yeah, on the bleachers, I think they call it in the States, don't they?

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Yeah. Basically as far away from the actual action

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as it's possible to be.

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It makes me want to watch it, though, Pete.

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I think I could get into it, actually.

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I think you'd enjoy it. You should come down and train with us one day.

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Mm! Love to, yeah. I'd be in the same position as Lisa,

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which is kind of reverse halfback.

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-Horizontal.

-Horizontal, yeah, exactly!

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Arts & Books, would you like to go first or second?

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Ladies first, please.

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All righty. Lisa, your question.

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What is the name of the bronze sculpture by Rodin

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of a seated man resting his chin on his fist?

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I now have the Steve Miller Band playing in my head, inappropriately.

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It's The Thinker.

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The Thinker is right. Not the Joker.

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Over to you, Pete. The family of the artist

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JMW Turner called him by which of his names?

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I'm not sure. I am going to go with William.

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Beautifully done! William is right.

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Maybe this is the turning point for your team.

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Lisa.

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The group of anonymous feminist female artists that adopted the name

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Guerrilla Girls formed in which city in 1985?

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That is guerrilla as opposed to gorilla.

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Well, that's bad, I don't know.

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It sounds like an American movement,

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so I don't know if that's enough just to go straight for New York.

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Do I know anything else about the Guerrilla Girls?

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I don't think I've got anything really to go on here.

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That's bad. I'll say New York.

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You are right. New York it is.

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So, two points for Lisa now, and back to you, Pete.

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The artist Wolfgang Tillmans, born in 1968,

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has become famous in which field?

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Once again, I have no clue. Erm...

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I'm going to go photography.

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-Eggheads?

-Yeah.

-Yeah, we like it!

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Photography is right! Your guesses are unerring.

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That's amazing. Fantastic, so, you're equal. Third question, Lisa.

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Which Shakespeare play has the lines "Nay, if our wits run

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"the wild-goose chase, I am done, for thou hast more of the wild-goose

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"in one of thy wits than, I am sure, I have in my whole five"?

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You see, normally, I love Shakespeare questions. Erm...

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I don't think it's Romeo And Juliet,

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being the one I'm most familiar with.

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My first thought was it would be something like As You Like It

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or Twelfth Night.

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I can't think of it fitting in the other two.

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I know Hamlet and Romeo And Juliet slightly better than Twelfth Night,

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so I'll go with my first instinct and say Twelfth Night.

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Yeah, I would have taken every single step that you took there,

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and I actually recently read Romeo And Juliet,

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and couldn't remember this line in it.

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-But it's there!

-But it is there. It is Romeo And Juliet.

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So, two out of three for Lisa.

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Your chance now. Here we go, Pete.

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In 2016, Martin Roth announced his decision to quit as director

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of which London arts institution,

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citing his disillusionment over the British vote to leave the EU?

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Hmmm. Unbelievably, once again, I don't know.

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I'll go British Library.

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-Do you know this, Judith?

-I think it's the V&A, isn't it?

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Yes, it is, the V&A Museum.

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So you've both got two out of three.

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Just slightly failed to book your place there in the final, Pete.

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I hope it doesn't cost you. It goes to Sudden Death, gets a bit harder,

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I don't give you different choices.

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Lisa, your question.

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Pippi Longstocking was derived from a character that

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first appeared in books in which language?

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Pippi Longstocking...

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So, yes, that's not her real name, is it, in the Astrid Lindgren books?

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She's called something slightly different.

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But I think the language we are looking for is Swedish.

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-Swedish is right. She is Pippi Langstrump...

-That's the one.

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..in the Astrid Lindgren originals.

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Pete, you've got to get this to stay in.

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Which Italian city started an Art Biennale in 1895,

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that has developed into a major international exhibition?

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So Art Biennale is B-I-E-N-N-A-L-E.

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Purely from the spelling, and that alone, I'm going to go with Bologna.

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Now, I wondered whether Biennale means "biannual",

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meaning once every two years.

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Eggheads, is that right?

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-Yeah.

-Therefore it doesn't take us to Bologna.

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It's Venice.

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So, on Sudden Death, Lisa edged it, I'm afraid,

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and you will be in the final round, Lisa.

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Pete, you won't, and it is looking difficult for our Challengers,

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but it's definitely not impossible.

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Please come back and we will play that final round.

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So, this is what we have been playing towards.

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It is time for our final round.

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As always, it's 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 that's Lex, Pete, Mark and John from the Chester Romans.

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Would you please now leave the studio?

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-Well, here we are, Billy.

-I know this wasn't the game plan!

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But you've got a chance, there's no question.

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In fact, a very good chance. We've seen people win from that position.

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-Hopefully.

-In the last few weeks, even.

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You're playing to win the Chester Romans £6,000.

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Lisa, Dave, Kevin, Steve, Judith -

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you're playing for something that money can't buy -

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the Eggheads' name.

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

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This time, they are all General Knowledge.

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You can confer.

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I'm sorry that doesn't help you, Billy.

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The question is - can your one brain defeat these five?

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And they'll have a lot to thank you for if it happens.

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-Definitely.

-Good luck, Billy.

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All the best to you. Do you want to go first or second?

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I'll kick this off. I'll go first, please.

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OK. Your first question, Billy, is this.

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For what does the letter P stand in the corporate abbreviation PLC?

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I'm quite confident the answer is public.

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Public is quite right, well done. Public limited company.

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OK. Eggheads.

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Which of these UK measures is roughly equivalent to 1.14 litres?

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-A quart is two pints, isn't it?

-Yes.

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That's about right then, isn't it?

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Yes, it is, yeah, because a pint is 568ml.

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A litre bottle is that big.

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A pint is 568, and a gallon is eight pints, so...

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-Can we just have another read, please, Jeremy?

-Yeah, go on.

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Which of these UK measures is roughly equivalent to 1.14 litres?

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I'm happy with a quart, yeah.

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-Yeah, definitely.

-Consensus of opinion, Jeremy - it's a quart.

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The consensus is quite right, it is a quart.

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So, they've drawn level.

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That's a bit annoying, you just keep playing as you are, Billy,

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and hopefully you will see them off.

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The Celtic goddesses Rhiannon and Epona were both associated with

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which of these creatures?

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I don't think it's snakes.

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I can't imagine it being snakes.

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I'll go for horses, please.

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Let's see with the Eggheads. Is horses right?

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-Yeah.

-Horses is the right answer, Billy, nicely done.

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Two out of two. Sure-footed,

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shoulder-padded.

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Eggheads, your question.

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Which French expression refers to privileged, wealthy young people,

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and dates back to the time of the French Revolution?

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-Jeunesse doree.

-The gilded youth.

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I'm reliably informed it translates as gilded youth,

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and that is jeunesse doree, Jeremy.

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Jeunesse doree is the right answer.

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So, toe-to-toe. Tight round. Equal.

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Over to you, Billy. In the Coronation ceremony, the Coronation

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ring is traditionally placed on which finger of the sovereign?

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I can imagine it being on the right hand.

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I'm going to go for the middle finger, right hand.

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Go straight down the middle.

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Hope for the best.

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Crucial moment, this. Eggheads?

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-I think that's right.

-Middle finger, right hand.

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No, it's the fourth finger.

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Fourth finger, right hand, Billy.

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So, if the Eggheads get this right,

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they will have taken this round and the contest.

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All five of them sitting here.

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A lot of brainpower, but sometimes sparks fly, and they melt.

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Which range of mountains lies mainly in Tajikistan and has traditionally

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been known as the Roof of the World?

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-Pamirs.

-All agreed, yeah?

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-It's got to be.

-I'll just go with whatever you say, gents.

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It's got to be, because the others aren't round there.

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Nowhere near.

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Western Ghats are India, aren't they?

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No, Tatras is part of the Carpathians.

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After a bit of discussion, Jeremy,

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we're pretty confident that's Pamirs.

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The range of mountains that lies mainly in Tajikistan,

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the Roof of the World,

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is the Pamirs.

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We say congratulations, Eggheads, you have won.

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Oh, Billy, I'm sorry.

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It was so... You guys seemed like you might have got that wrong.

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-Yeah.

-I mean, I favoured what Billy said.

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I knew it wouldn't be the left hand, but...

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-just got the wrong finger.

-Yeah, it's visualising it, isn't it?

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-Yeah, yeah.

-Commiserations.

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I hope you've had a good game.

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Yeah, it's been fun. It's been a good day.

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Bad luck, the Eggheads are on very good form at the moment,

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and they are on this roll, which people are talking about.

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Their winning streak continues.

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It does mean that the Challengers don't go home with the £6,000,

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so we take the money and we roll it over to our next show.

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Eggheads, all five of you, my goodness.

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You're looking almost bulletproof now,

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and I'm wondering if you can ever be beaten.

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Just trying to make it happen!

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

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of taking them down. £7,000 will be here for them to play for.

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Until we quiz again, goodbye.

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