Episode 60 Eggheads


Episode 60

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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Here they are, the Eggheads.

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Feeling intrepid, or stay at home?

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Intrepid.

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OK. Challenging our resident quiz champions today are Flying Five.

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Now, this team from Glasgow work together selling holiday packages to

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travel companies. Let's meet them.

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Hi, I'm Mark, and I'm a travel consultant.

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Hi, I'm Heather and I'm a reservations consultant.

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Hi, I'm Jon, and I'm an AirPlus consultant.

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Hi, I'm Angela and I'm a worldwide travel consultant.

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Hi, I'm Michael and I'm a tours consultant.

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So, Mark and team, welcome.

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-Hello.

-Good to see you. I'm guessing you are very intrepid,

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because you do travel all day long.

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Agents come on and ask us for holidays.

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We sell exotic holidays - Dubai, Mauritius, Bangkok -

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and we put together the appropriate package for them.

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Oh, brilliant. And you must be absolute wizards when it comes to

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booking your own, I'm assuming?

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Well, yes, we can see where the cheaper deals are, yeah!

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Now, interestingly, Mark,

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you have got every British Rail timetable since 1974.

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Yes, it was a passion of mine.

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It used to be a joke when I started in travel

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that I went to bed not with a woman but with a British Rail timetable.

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-Well, that's your kind of thing, Chris.

-Absolutely.

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-Well, yeah.

-Can you see the way Chris has just suddenly bloomed?

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-Exactly.

-A full set would be, sort of,

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a catalogue of slow and sad decline, though, wouldn't it?

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-Yeah, it would be.

-Oh, really, what, pre-Beeching,

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so you've got them before they shut lines down?

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No, I've just got... I really became interested when I was about

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seven or eight, just collecting them.

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I've always been fascinated by timetables and memorising them,

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that type of thing.

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OK, well, good luck. I hope you can derail this team here,

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get them stuck at the airport, or whatever it is travel people do.

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-Take them off track.

-Yeah, exactly.

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Every day, there is £1,000 worth

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of cash up for grabs for our Challengers.

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If you fail to defeat the Eggheads, we roll the prize money over.

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Now, the last few teams have failed, Flying Five.

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I can tell you that the Eggheads have triumphed

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in 16 games on the trot,

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and it means there's £17,000 to win.

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-Would you like to try?

-Yes. Absolutely.

-Yes.

-OK.

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The first head-to-head battle is on Politics.

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You can choose between Chris, Dave, Kevin, Barry and Lisa.

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-Politics.

-What do you think?

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-What do you think, guys?

-Do you want to pick Michael?

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I'm happy to do it, aye.

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-You want to do that?

-Yeah.

-You want to do it, Michael?

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-Yeah, I'll go for it.

-Michael?

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OK, our tours consultant.

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Which Egghead? Any one of the five, Michael.

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I will go for Kevin.

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You're taking out the top man?

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-I think so, yeah.

-All right, very good.

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Michael from Flying Five is going to aim directly at

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Kevin from the Eggheads on Politics.

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

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Well, good luck, Michael, against the great Kevin.

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Would you like to go first or second?

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I'll go first, please.

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And, Michael, here is your first question.

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After the death of her husband in 1974,

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Isabel Peron took over as president of which South American country?

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It is the home of Diego Maradona, Argentina.

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Argentina is the right answer.

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OK, Kevin,

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which of these actresses was made a special envoy

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by the UN High Commissioner for refugees in 2012?

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Erm, I...

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I mean, Angelina Jolie has done a lot in that line,

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but I'm not aware of either of the others

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having that sort of role, so I'll have to go with Angelina Jolie.

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Angelina Jolie is correct.

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Michael, which a American politician made the so-called Checkers speech

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in 1952 when he defended himself against accusations of corruption?

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Definitely not Ronald Reagan.

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The obvious answer would be Nixon.

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I think I'll go with...

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I'll go with JFK, John F Kennedy.

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-Ah, you just swerved the wrong way.

-Ach... Yeah.

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Yeah, it's not Ronald Reagan.

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Amazingly, Richard Nixon goes right back.

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Richard Nixon is the right answer.

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Kevin, your question.

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What is the name of the lower house of the Russian parliament?

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I believe it's called the State Duma.

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Do you know the other two?

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The Althing is Iceland, and the Diet is used in...

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I mean, it's probably best known for Japan, but there are others.

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Duma is right in Russia's case.

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Back to you, Michael, so you need this one.

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The Haldane Reforms of the early 20th century,

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named after the British Secretary of State who oversaw them,

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led to major changes to what?

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I don't think it's health service.

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Erm, I think...

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I'll go with education.

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The Haldane Reforms were actually the Army.

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Oh.

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Michael, we say bad luck, you've been beaten by Kevin,

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beaten by our Egghead,

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and, as a result, you won't be in the final round.

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But don't worry, it's very early days for the Challengers.

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Both of you come back and rejoin your teams, and we will play on.

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As it stands, Flying Five have become the Flying Four!

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You have lost a brain.

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The Eggheads are all still there on this roaring form that they're on.

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Take a lump out of them, it all may change.

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The next subject is Film & TV.

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So, who would like this one?

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-Will I go with that one?

-Yeah.

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-Angela or Jon?

-Angela.

-Angela?

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OK, Angela, our worldwide travel consultant, against which Egghead?

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-Lisa, please.

-Very good, very decisive.

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So, if I booked a holiday with you, it would be, like, immediate!

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-Yes.

-"This is where you're going."

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Angela from Flying Five versus Lisa from the Eggheads.

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

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Angela, I gather you've taken part in a calendar to

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-raise money for breast cancer?

-Yeah, that's right.

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And anything unusual about it?

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It was naked!

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And what sort of response did you get to that?

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-Erm, really good, really positive.

-I bet.

-yep.

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I bet. And I hope it raised a lot of money.

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-It did.

-We were going to do a naked Eggheads calendar, Lisa, weren't we?

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And then we realised quite what a money-spinner that wouldn't be.

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-Yeah.

-For Halloween, yeah.

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Dave says, "For Halloween."

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Yeah, you won't catch me doing a Demi Moore any time soon.

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OK. Well, anyway, look, Film & TV - would you like go first or second?

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Can I go second, please?

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Of course you may, and here we go with Lisa's first question.

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What do panellists usually say on the TV programme Dragons' Den

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when they decide not to invest in a proposal?

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On air, at least, they say, "I'm out."

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"I'm out" is right.

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Angela, your question.

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"Leisure rules" is a tagline from which film of the 1980s?

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OK, so I actually don't know this one,

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but my instinct is to go with Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

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It doesn't sound like Predator, does it?

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No.

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off is right.

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Yay.

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Lisa, which comedy writer co-created the sitcoms Father Ted

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and Toast Of London?

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So, the one that works with Graham Linehan, then.

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Erm...

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Sam Bain, usually in partnership with Jesse Armstrong...

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John Sullivan, I think, did most of his work on his own.

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But I'm fairly sure I've heard

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Graham Linehan and Arthur Matthews together.

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Arthur Matthews.

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Arthur Matthews is right.

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Well done.

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OK, back to you, Angela.

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In the TV series Game Of Thrones,

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which member of the Lannister family is played by Peter Dinklage?

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I've never watched Game Of Thrones.

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Erm...

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God, everybody's always talking about it.

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This is just going to have to be a complete guess.

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Erm...

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Tywin?

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Tywin is incorrect, Angela.

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It's Tyrion.

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OK, Lisa, who played Ryan's daughter in the 1970 film of that name?

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Oh, I was really hoping that would come back to me

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when the names came up.

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1970...

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Ah, who's it ringing the bell for?

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Glenda Jackson.

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Oh, let's see. Eggheads, do you know?

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Sarah Miles.

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Sarah Miles is the answer.

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-Oh, too bad.

-They all said it as one.

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-OK, Angela, you need to get this one right to stay in.

-Yep.

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If you get it right, we go to Sudden Death.

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All Is Lost, Truth, and A Walk In The Woods,

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are films starting which actor?

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Robert Redford.

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Robert Redford is the right answer!

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Well done, you. So, two each, scores level.

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We go to Sudden Death, and, just to make it that bit harder,

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these questions are not multiple-choice,

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and we start with you, Lisa.

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Who played a 1950s Hollywood actor called Baird Whitlock,

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the star of a Roman epic in the Coen Brothers' 2016 film "Hail, Caesar!"?

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All sorts of people were in it.

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Is it Clooney?

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Ooh.

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No, for want of being able to think about this...

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Come on. See the poster.

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I can still only see George Clooney!

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Well, George, you're going to have a lot to answer for

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if you're not the answer. George Clooney.

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George Clooney is correct.

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LISA EXHALES

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OK. A bit of pressure now, Angela.

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Get this right to stay in.

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Which Oscar-winning actress played the title role in the 2016 film

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Florence Foster Jenkins?

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I have no idea.

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Erm...

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I'm...I'm just going to hazard a guess here and say Gwyneth Paltrow.

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No. Any of your colleagues know?

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Meryl Streep.

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Meryl Streep is the answer, Mark says,

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and, yes, that is the answer.

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So, sorry, Angela, you've been knocked out there by Lisa.

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Lisa, you're in the final round.

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Angela, you're not.

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And we're looking for a turnaround moment now from the Challengers.

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Please rejoin your teams and we'll see what the next round brings.

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So, as it stands, Flying Five have lost two brains

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from the final round.

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The Eggheads have not lost any.

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And let's see what you can do now on Food & Drink.

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Now, Mark, who wants this?

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-Mmm...

-I'll do Food & Drink. I'll give it a go, yeah.

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-We'll give it to Heather.

-OK, Heather, good stuff.

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The reservations consultant, against which Egghead?

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Against Dave, please.

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Very good. So, Heather from Flying Five against Dave from the Eggheads,

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with a bit of flying food!

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Could be.

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-Some bread rolls thrown through the air.

-Absolutely.

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

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Heather, Food & Drink, would you like to go first or second?

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I'll go first, please.

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Good luck, Heather, here we go.

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What symbol was launched by the UK food industry

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in the year 2000 to reassure shoppers about the quality of

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the food they were purchasing?

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Squirrel sounds tempting,

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but I think because of the farming it's got to be red tractor.

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Yes, it is red tractor. Well done.

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Dave, your question.

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Basmati is a variety of which foodstuff?

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Rice.

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Rice is right.

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You're making quick work of this, you two.

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Heather, in Japanese cuisine,

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what name is usually given to a single portion meal served in a box?

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Sashimi is like sushi.

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Kimchi I've never heard of before.

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But bento sounds like something quite quick and easy,

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so I'm going to go bento.

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Let's check with our Japanese man, Barry, who's been to every answer.

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It is a Bento box, absolutely right.

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Have you ever eaten a bento in Japan?

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I have indeed. I've eaten them all.

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But I didn't like kimchi - it's Korean cabbage.

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Oh, is it?

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It's quite strongly flavoured with vinegar.

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Heather, bento is the right answer. Well done.

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Dave, your question.

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Which of these is a main ingredient in the Greek pastry Spanakopita?

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Can you spell it for me, please?

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All one word - capital S, P-A-N-A-K-O-P-I-T-A,

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Spanakopita.

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I'm not entirely sure on this.

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Erm...

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My mate at the Red Lion, Fish Man, who runs a chip shop in Stockport,

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he would know if it was sardines, and I don't think it's that.

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Erm...

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Minced lamb, no.

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I'm going to go for spinach.

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Your mate in the chip shop in... What was that?

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My mate in the chip shop, we call him Fish Man.

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-Yeah.

-So, erm, he...

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He'd know about sardines and fish,

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and he's never mentioned anything about a pastry made of fish, so...

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I love that, the way of eliminating it -

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because your friend hasn't mentioned spanakopita,

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it can't be that answer!

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Well, you are right anyway, it is spinach,

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-so you can rest easy there.

-Yeah. Thank you.

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Sounds like they're clutching at straws here, Heather.

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Get this right, and let's see if this could be the turning point.

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The town of Bundaberg in Queensland, Australia,

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became well-known for producing which type of spirit?

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This is a hard one. Erm...

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Bundaberg is B-U-N-D-A-B-E-R-G.

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OK.

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I can't imagine it being tequila, cos that's really South America.

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Australia?

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I'm going to go for rum.

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Is she right, Dave?

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-Yes.

-Is it... They call it Bundaberg Rum, Dave?

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-Yeah. They do, yep.

-They do, yeah, so you're right.

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-Well done, Heather, three out of three, nicely done.

-Thank you.

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And rapid-fire as well.

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-OK, Dave, back to you.

-Yep.

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You need this to stay in.

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Fartons are a type of baked product associated with the cuisine

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of which country?

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It sounds lovely. F-A-R-T-O-N-S.

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Fish Man can't help me here.

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Erm...

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It doesn't sound particularly Spanish or Finnish.

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I'm going to have to go...

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with the instinct of Vietnam.

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Oh...

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Let's see. Well, you travel industry people,

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you've presumably had fartons before, have you?

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-No.

-No.

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You've never suffered from that?

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Never suffered from it, no.

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Spain is the right answer, Dave.

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-Never heard of it.

-Well done.

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Hey, you're on your way, Heather.

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You're in the final round, that's great.

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That's a really good moment to win as well.

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You've taken on an Egghead. You've just rattled them a bit here.

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What will this lead to? Please come back to us,

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and we'll play the last round before the final.

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OK, so, Dave, there, knocked out by a large farton.

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Any Eggheads who want to have a guess at what they actually are,

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-the Spanish food?

-I've...

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I've heard of them in relation to Spain,

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but I can't remember what they are.

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Is it something to do with bread or pastry?

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Yeah, they're a sort of confectionery, sweet, rather spongy,

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and they're glazed with sugar,

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and you dip them in a drink called orxata.

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-Oh, yeah, yeah, orxata.

-Yes.

-Yeah, yeah.

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And in the '90s, there was a spin-off called the Flaky Farto.

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-OK.

-Right.

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If this is the moment you get on the route to £17,000,

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this will be memorable to say the least.

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-Yeah.

-LAUGHTER

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You can all have a huge banquet of fartons later.

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As it stands, Flying Five have lost two brains from the final round.

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The Eggheads have just lost the one, but is this a turning point?

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Let's see. The next subject for you is Sport.

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Who would like Sport?

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-If could be you, Mark.

-Yeah. I think it'll have to be me.

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OK, Mark, our travel consultant and team captain,

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against either Barry or Chris.

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I think I'm going to have to go for Chris.

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So, Mark from Flying Five plays Chris from the Eggheads on Sport,

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and just for the last time,

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gentlemen, please go to the Question Room.

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Mark, would you like to go first or second?

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I'm going to choose to go first, if you don't mind, please.

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Not at all, Mark, and here we go.

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In which year did Princess Anne compete at the Olympic Games?

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OK. Princess Anne was into three-day eventing equestrianism.

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I don't think it was 1964 cos that was Tokyo.

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I don't think it was '68 because it was Mexico.

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I'm relatively confident it was 1976.

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Yeah, do you remember where that was?

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The 1976 Games were in Montreal, Canada.

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Absolutely right. '76 it was.

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Chris... I'm sensing you're up against a good player here, Chris.

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According to ITF rules,

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exactly how many feet high should the centre of the net be

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on a tennis court?

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That... Four...

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Three feet, Jeremy.

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Three feet is right, well done.

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That looks quite high, cos it's going up to your shoulders.

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Well, I'm sitting down!

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Oh, I see. I hadn't realised.

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I thought you were standing up in there.

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-OK.

-Have you ever been round here?

-JEREMY LAUGHS

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I try not to.

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OK, Mark,

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in Australia, the Brisbane Heat is a team in which Sport?

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OK, Brisbane Heat, right.

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I have a... I definitely don't think it's ice hockey.

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There's something telling me, at the back of my mind,

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that they're a cricket side.

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Yeah, I'm going to plump with my original thought and go for cricket.

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You're right, it is cricket.

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Good stuff. Back to you, Chris.

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Belmont Park, host of the Belmont Stakes Horse Race,

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is located in which country?

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Belmont Park?

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Well, it's not Ireland.

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Erm....

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I don't think it's Australia either,

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I think it's one of the tracks in the USA.

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Yes, it is USA.

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-He's playing well, isn't he, Mark?

-Yeah, he is, very well.

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Keep the focus. Here's your question.

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In the 1960s and '70s, the British sportsman Rodney Pattisson was

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a multiple Olympic medallist in which sport?

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Again, let's do it by the power of elimination here.

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I don't know he was a sailor.

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I...

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My mind, sort of, ebbed towards archery.

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So, I'm not 100% sure, but I will go with archery.

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It's actually sailing.

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Oh.

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So, you've got a chance, Chris, to take the round here.

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In golf's Open Championship,

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what does the highest-finishing amateur receive

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at the end of the tournament?

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Highest amateur.

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Well, if he was highest,

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I think he'd be insulted by a bronze medallion.

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I think the winner would get a gold plate, so I'll say a silver medal.

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Is he right, Eggheads?

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-Yeah.

-Yes, it is.

-You're right with silver medal.

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Sorry, Mark, he's just nicked it there at the end on Sport,

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and will be in the final,

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and the team captain of our Challengers has been knocked out.

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What does that mean in the final round, playing for £17,000?

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Come back to us, and we'll find out.

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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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which, as always, is General Knowledge,

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but, I'm afraid, those of you 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 Mark, Angela and Michael from the Flying Five,

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but also Dave from the Eggheads -

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would you please now leave the studio?

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Well, the Flying Five are now the Flying Two,

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but you are playing, Heather and Jon, for £17,000.

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Lisa, Barry, Kevin, Chris,

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

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the Eggheads' reputation,

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and, at the moment, it is pretty golden, I have to say,

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but is this the end of the run?

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

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They're all General Knowledge, and you two can confer.

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So, Flying Five, the question is,

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can your brains defeat these ones over here?

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And, Heather and Jon, do you want to go first or second?

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First, please.

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OK. Good luck to you both.

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Here we go, playing for £17,000.

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In the United States,

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what fictitious name is often given to an unknown person,

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particularly an unidentified body?

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-I know John Doe is used for that kind of phrasing, as well.

-Uh-huh?

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John Bull, I've definitely never heard of.

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-What about the first one?

-No, it's John Doe.

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-Definitely?

-Uh-huh. Yeah.

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OK. OK.

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John Doe.

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John Doe is absolutely right, well done.

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OK, Eggheads, your question.

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In North America,

0:21:510:21:52

what name is given to the tradition of welcoming alumni

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back to their former schools?

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Prom's the high-school dance, isn't it, at the end of the school year?

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Confirmation is reciting the creed in front of your bishop.

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Confirmation is a religious ceremony,

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so it's got to be homecoming.

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It's the only logical one.

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Are we happy with homecoming?

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I think it really fits.

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OK, Jeremy, well, prom is a dance at the end of the school year,

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and confirmation is a religious ceremony,

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so the only one that fits, as Lisa pointed out, is homecoming.

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Homecoming is the right answer, well done.

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OK, back to you, Jon and Heather.

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In the TV sitcom Frasier,

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what is the name of Frasier and Lilith's son?

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-You watch this.

-Yeah, I watch it all the time...

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-So...

-..so I know that Niles is the brother...

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-Yes.

-..Martin's the dad, and Frederick's the son.

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Is Martin definitely the...?

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Uh-huh. He's the old man...

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And a dog called Eddie.

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OK, here, you definitely know. Yeah.

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Frederick. Eh, Frederick.

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You're right, well done.

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Frederick is right.

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You're playing in a very sure-footed way, which is excellent.

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Eggheads...

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on a standard dartboard, what number is directly opposite 11?

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Oh, gosh. I've been meaning for years to learn this one.

0:23:140:23:17

You used to play darts, didn't you?

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Yeah, I...

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Not for a long time, but, yeah, it's not 18.

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-If you're looking at it like a clock face...

-Mm-hmm.

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..11 is the equivalent of nine o'clock, halfway up the left side.

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Oh, yes, it is, yes.

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Um, now 18...

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-It's further round than that.

-..is only two across from 20.

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-It's up near the top.

-North-east.

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And 12 is also one of those top angles, I'm sure.

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I'm pretty sure it's six.

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Well, after having had a lengthy explanation of the dartboard from

0:23:430:23:47

our esteemed darts correspondent, we're going to go for six.

0:23:470:23:50

Dave would know this. Dave?

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I'd go six.

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Six is the right answer.

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You're running them close.

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Get this one right and you may not have to do any more work today.

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Plantar fasciitis is a medical condition that affects

0:24:040:24:08

which part of the body?

0:24:080:24:09

Plantar is P-L-A-N-T-A-R,

0:24:090:24:12

and then fasciitis is F-A-S-C-I-I-T-I-S.

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Plantar makes me think it's definitely, like, joints and things,

0:24:200:24:23

-but I'm more swayed towards heel.

-Mm-hmm.

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That's what I was thinking, yeah.

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Like, plantar fasciitis, it's difficulty walking, isn't it?

0:24:270:24:30

That's what I was thinking when I saw that as well.

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-Shall we say heel?

-OK.

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Definitely?

0:24:340:24:37

-Let's go for it.

-OK.

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Is it the heel?

0:24:380:24:40

Heel is your answer.

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I've got a friend who has had this, and it made it very difficult

0:24:410:24:45

for her to walk.

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-Heel is right.

-Yes.

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Three out of three in the final round.

0:24:490:24:51

Well done. Playing for £17,000.

0:24:510:24:53

Eggheads, you need to get this question right.

0:24:530:24:55

In which year was the Queen's Christmas speech first televised

0:24:550:25:01

and broadcast to the nation?

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I'm sure it's not as late as '67 or '77.

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-Let's go for 1957.

-She came to the throne in 1952.

-'52, yeah.

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So, five years after, would that seem a reasonable time?

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It would seem reasonable to me.

0:25:220:25:24

-Well...

-It surely can't be as late as '67.

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Yeah. I mean, I don't know, I have no idea, actually,

0:25:260:25:28

but, on balance, I would say '57.

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Yeah, black and white,

0:25:300:25:31

-405 lines, yeah.

-Are we all agreed?

0:25:310:25:33

I'll have to defer to the old men on this one.

0:25:330:25:35

Yeah.

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Yeah, we don't know,

0:25:370:25:38

so it's guessing.

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OK, well, we're not 100% certain

0:25:390:25:41

but the other two years just seem too late for us,

0:25:410:25:44

so we're going 1957.

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1957 is your answer.

0:25:450:25:48

If you've got this wrong, they've won £17,000.

0:25:480:25:51

If you've got it right, we go to Sudden Death.

0:25:510:25:53

-But we say well done, Eggheads, you are right.

-Brilliant.

0:25:530:25:55

1957 is correct,

0:25:550:25:56

so, soon after she came to the throne.

0:25:560:25:59

Whoo! I'm feeling the tension here.

0:25:590:26:02

But you've played so well. We've done our multiple choice questions.

0:26:020:26:05

We go to Sudden Death now because it's level.

0:26:050:26:07

It gets a little bit harder. I don't give you alternatives.

0:26:070:26:10

So, Jon and Heather, here's your first.

0:26:100:26:13

In which US state is the city of Flint which made national and

0:26:130:26:18

international news due to a water crisis that began in 2014?

0:26:180:26:24

It sounds like something, sort of...

0:26:240:26:27

So, like, Yellowstone.

0:26:270:26:28

Uh-huh, in the...

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Somewhere in that central, like...

0:26:300:26:32

-Nevada.

-I know California didn't have any issues with water.

0:26:320:26:35

It's definitely not Colorado,

0:26:350:26:38

-so something out from that.

-No.

0:26:380:26:40

It would be on the West Coast,

0:26:400:26:41

-cos that's the hottest.

-Do you think it's West Coast?

0:26:410:26:43

Uh-huh, cos that's the hottest area.

0:26:430:26:45

I think it's California.

0:26:450:26:47

If I was picking another one,

0:26:470:26:49

it'd just be picking it for the sake of changing it,

0:26:490:26:51

so if you think California...

0:26:510:26:53

-Let's go with California.

-We'll try California.

0:26:530:26:56

We'll say California.

0:26:560:26:58

California is your answer.

0:26:580:26:59

It is Flint, Michigan.

0:27:000:27:03

The water crisis that began in 2014.

0:27:030:27:06

It's not over. If the Eggheads get this right, though, it will be.

0:27:060:27:10

Sudden Death we're on.

0:27:100:27:11

Eggheads, your question, to take the contest.

0:27:110:27:14

The notorious Calton Jail, which was demolished in the 1930s,

0:27:140:27:19

was in which Scottish city?

0:27:190:27:20

-Calton Hill?

-Well, Calton Hill's in Edinburgh.

0:27:220:27:25

-Yeah.

-OK.

-It was actually on Calton Hill, yeah, yeah.

0:27:250:27:29

Well, being born in Edinburgh,

0:27:290:27:31

I know that Calton Hill is on...in Edinburgh,

0:27:310:27:34

so Calton Jail is in Edinburgh.

0:27:340:27:37

If you're right, the contest is over.

0:27:370:27:39

Very closely-fought final round,

0:27:390:27:41

but Edinburgh is the right answer.

0:27:410:27:43

We say congratulations, Eggheads, you have won.

0:27:430:27:46

-Oh, you were so persistent there.

-I know.

0:27:510:27:55

So, listen, commiserations, Flying Five.

0:27:550:27:57

You played great. I need to ask, Mark, did you know Flint, Michigan?

0:27:570:28:01

-I bet you did.

-No, I didn't, unfortunately.

0:28:010:28:03

OK, so, we don't have to say if Mark hadn't been knocked out,

0:28:030:28:05

-he would have known.

-Yeah.

-That's a relief.

0:28:050:28:07

The Eggheads have done what comes naturally to them.

0:28:070:28:09

If it's any consolation,

0:28:090:28:10

they're having one hell of a winning streak at the moment.

0:28:100:28:13

So, it does mean you're not going home with the £17,000.

0:28:130:28:16

We will keep the money, and we'll roll it over to our next show.

0:28:160:28:18

Eggheads, again, I say, well done,

0:28:180:28:20

not just in winning but in only losing one along the way.

0:28:200:28:23

Really impressive, isn't it?

0:28:230:28:25

And it's got to be stopped.

0:28:250:28:26

Let's see if a new team of Challengers can do it next time.

0:28:260:28:30

They'll win £18,000 if they do.

0:28:300:28:32

Until then, goodbye.

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