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


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These people are amongst the greatest quiz players in Britain.

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Together, they make up the Eggheads -

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arguably the most formidable quiz team in the country.

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The question is, can they be beaten?

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Welcome to Eggheads, the show where a team of five quiz Challengers

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

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They are the Eggheads.

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Taking on our quiz champions today are The Blaggards, from London.

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This team originally met in New York whilst on a postgraduate course,

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and have remained friends ever since. Let's meet them.

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Hi, I'm Tom. I'm a sales and marketing officer.

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Hi, I'm Jordan, I'm a business analyst for a Japanese bank.

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Hi, I'm Ben, and I'm a business analyst.

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Hi, I'm Dan, and I'm a marketing executive.

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Hi, I'm Daniel, and I'm an oil analyst.

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-So, Tom and team, hello.

-Hello.

-Thanks for coming in.

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And interesting and a bit exotic, you met in New York?

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Yeah, we all did a postgraduate year out in New York.

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We worked and studied for a year.

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We all met there in a bar called Blaggards, funnily enough,

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hence the name. We've stayed friends ever since, yeah.

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And working and studying in New York involved going into this bar

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-an awful lot, did it?

-Yeah, it did, yeah.

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I don't know if the bosses knew about that,

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but we certainly enjoyed ourselves!

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At no point did any of you think,

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"OK, I'm staying in America, I'm not coming back?"

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It's more the visa side of things.

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After a year, it can get quite tough to get a longer stay.

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-So we all just headed back to London.

-Have you quizzed together?

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A couple of times, not really that often.

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But we've quizzed together a few times before.

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-Did you quiz in Blaggards?

-I don't think that has a quiz.

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That was mainly just drinking!

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In other places, we have quizzed before.

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-In the US or in this country?

-In both, in both.

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-And are American quizzes different from these ones?

-The sports section is a lot different.

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-Ooh, yeah, because you've got American football and all sorts.

-Yeah, we're not so good at that one.

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But British sport, hopefully, might be a bit better for us.

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Good luck, team. Really hope you do well.

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

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However, if they fail to defeat the Eggheads, the prize-money, as you know, rolls over.

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Now, Blaggards, the Eggheads are doing really, really well at the moment, and you've got to stop them.

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-They've won the last 24.

-Wow.

-So there is £25,000 to win.

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I think, rough calculation,

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that's 5,000 each saying you can't beat them.

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The first head-to-head battle is on the subject of Film And TV.

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You can choose Beth, Kevin, Chris, Dave or Lisa.

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-I think we're going to go with Daniel, aren't we?

-Daniel, you're film and TV?

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-Who do you want to size up?

-Who would be the best one?

-Shall we say Chris?

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-Who did we agree on for that?

-I think, was it Chris?

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-I think it was Chris, wasn't it?

-We can go with Chris, yeah.

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-Right, so it's Dan... Oh, no, Daniel.

-Daniel, yeah.

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This is going to be great(!)

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You've already foxed me.

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So, Daniel, on the end, our oil analyst, is taking on Chris,

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our train man, on Film And TV. To ensure there's no conferring,

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would you please now take your positions

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in our legendary Question Room.

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Good luck, Daniel. Film And TV is the subject, against our Chris.

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-And would you like to go first or second?

-I'll go first, please.

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Here we go with your first question.

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Which of these actresses was born in South Africa?

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I am almost certain that is Charlize Theron.

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Charlize Theron is the right answer.

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Chris, here's your question.

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The characters in which children's television programme had

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their base on Tracy Island?

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"Ooh, crumbs, Chief!" It's not Danger Mouse. It's Thunderbirds.

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Thunderbirds is the right answer. Well done.

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I think, as soon as I said it,

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I thought, "You're a fan, aren't you?"

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Not really.

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LAUGHTER

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-We're a bit less wooden here.

-Hmm.

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Daniel, the 2016 TV comedy series, The Agency,

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stars which impressionist?

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I have no idea with this one.

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I didn't know Rory Bremner was still going.

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I'll take a stab at Jon Culshaw.

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Jon Culshaw, you say? Well, he is an impressionist.

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Of course, they all are. It's actually Morgana Robinson.

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Chris, your question.

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In which Tim Burton film did the young actor Freddie Highmore

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have a starring role?

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Well, there's no role for a young actor in Sweeney Todd.

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Neither is there a role for a young actor,

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as opposed to a young actress, an Alice In Wonderland.

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So he's got to have played Charlie

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in Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.

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Yes, I see what you mean, I see how you did that.

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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory is correct.

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So, Daniel, you've got one, he's got two,

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you need to get this one right.

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Which of these films was based on a short story

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by the American writer Annie Proulx?

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Again, I don't... I wouldn't know this one.

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I'm going to take a stab, based on what I can picture in my head,

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at Brokeback Mountain.

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Brokeback Mountain's absolutely right.

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Ah, yes, Dan!

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Well done, good quizzing there, Daniel.

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So you're level with Chris. And Chris, here is your question.

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What was the name of the character Drew Barrymore played in the

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Steven Spielberg film ET The Extra-terrestrial?

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That was Elliott's little sister, wasn't it? And...

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I think her name was Gertie.

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Gertie is the right answer. Well done.

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Chris, you've done it, you've beaten Daniel. Sorry, Daniel.

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It was that wretched question earlier on that did it for you.

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You're out of the final, Chris is in, but it's very early.

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Plenty of time yet. Please rejoin your teams.

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As it stands, the Blaggards have lost a brain from the final round.

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The Eggheads have not lost any. And the next subject for you is Science.

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-So who would like Science?

-I think that's Dan.

-That's for Dan, yeah.

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-Dan's the man for Science.

-Dan, OK.

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So we've got two Dans in a row.

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And against which Egghead? You can have anyone except Chris.

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-What do we think?

-Do you want to go for Dave?

-Dave?

-Yeah?

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Try that, yeah.

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-Yeah, think we're going to go for Dave.

-Known as Tremendous Knowledge.

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Dan, from the Blaggards, takes on Dave on Science.

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Please go to our Question Room now.

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So, Dan, I'm sorry, I don't think there's going to be a question on a ukulele in this round.

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Yeah, disappointing.

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I know that's at the centre of your life?

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I was tempted to bring it with me as well!

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How long have you been playing?

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Since uni, so three, four years.

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Why the ukulele and not the guitar?

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Well, I play the guitar as well, but when I first got to uni,

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I was at one of the society days, and I started a load of them.

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And the ukulele was the only one that stuck. So, yeah.

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And you play with other people, or...?

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Yeah, there was about 30 of us total.

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And I was the treasurer of the society as one point as well.

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-Really?

-Yeah!

-All right, so, Science we're on.

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We're in, I think, a ukelele-free zone, Dan,

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but one can never be sure.

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-Would you like to go first or second?

-I'll go first.

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Here we go.

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Dextrose is an example of what substance?

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I don't think it's a sugar or a fat.

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Dextrose, actually...?

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Actually, I'm going to go back on that one, I think...

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(Dextrose...) I think sugar.

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Sugar is your answer.

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Let me see whether your team-mates... Team-mates?

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We originally thought sugar.

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-You did a sudden reverse there.

-Yeah.

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You were right to. Sugar's the correct answer.

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Well done.

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I was worried for you for a second.

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OK, Dave.

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The carpus is the scientific name for which part of the body?

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That's carpus, C-A-R-P-U-S?

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-Yes.

-Wrist.

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-Yeah, I guess that's where we get carpal tunnel syndrome from.

-Yes.

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Wrist is the right answer. Back to you, Dan.

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On the 18th of March 1965, the Russian cosmonaut Alexey Leonov

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became the first person to perform what feat?

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I think, in 1965...

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I don't think they played golf on the moon.

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I don't think it would have been him.

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I'm going to go for space walk.

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-Let's see if the Eggheads know this. Is he right?

-Yeah.

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Yes, you are correct. Space walk it is.

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Golf on the moon, it wouldn't have been, because I think

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-Apollo was '69, wasn't it?

-Yes.

-So, the first person on the moon.

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Dave, second question now. One second

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is made up of a million what?

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Oh, I should know this straightaway. Let me have a think.

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So, milliseconds is 1,000.

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Yeah, I'm going to have to go microseconds, please.

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Microseconds is right. HE CHUCKLES

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So, Dan, get this right, put Dave under some pressure.

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I don't know, but it looks like he's wobbling.

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Which of the following is a common type of duck?

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I think this one is going to be a difficult one.

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Erm, it's going to be a complete guess here, but in my mind,

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a gadwall and a caracara -

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I'm not sure if those would be ducks.

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A whimbrel sounds more likely, so I'm going to go for a whimbrel.

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OK, the noise of the quacking whimbrel -

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is it the right answer? Any Eggheads here know a whimbrel?

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Got any whimbrel among your personal friends?

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A whimbrel is a little seashore bird.

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-It's a seashore bird.

-Yeah. The duck is the gadwall.

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-Yeah, Kevin's right. Duck is the gadwall.

-Ah.

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OK. Dave, your question.

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Get this right, you will be the final.

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The Italian scientist Marcello Malpighi

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is credited with being a pioneer,

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Dave, in the use of what scientific instrument?

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Right. I don't know why I'm being drawn to microscope.

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For stethoscope, I've got somebody else in my head.

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Gyroscope, I've got somebody else. I'll go with microscope, please.

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OK, microscope is your answer. This for the round.

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Anyone know who stethoscope was, or was it Mr Malpighi, Eggheads?

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-Laennec for the stethoscope.

-Laennec.

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Laennec is the stethoscope. Gyroscope?

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Foucault was involved with that,

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but there was somebody else with a bigger name.

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-Anyway...

-OK, well, we might come back to the gyroscope.

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I can tell you microscope is right, though, Dave. Well done.

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You've taken the round. Three out of three. Sorry, Dan.

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Went the same way as the other Dan. Not in the final.

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Not a crisis yet, but getting close for our Challengers.

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Rejoin your teams and we will play the next round.

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Gyroscope, we were just conjuring with.

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Kevin, have you got a name for us?

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-Well, a bit late, but I came up with the name Elmer Sperry.

-Yeah.

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Elmer Sperry - that's very good.

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-Elmer Sperry is...

-He's not the only one.

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Yes, he's associated. It's quite a complicated development.

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-The other one is John Serson.

-Oh, right.

-The gyroscope.

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So, we're learning stuff all the time here.

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Blaggards, it's not a crisis yet. Any change of tactics?

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We're going to stick to what we think is good,

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-which, at the moment, hasn't proven too good, but...

-No.

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Well, sometimes this is the turning point.

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-Just keeping on with the same approach...

-Exactly, yeah.

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..does work wonders sometimes.

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You've lost two brains from the final round.

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The Eggheads have not lost any so far

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and they are on this colossal run, so we know they're playing well.

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So, there's no shame in any of this,

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but you can still take them down and win the money.

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There's no question. The next subject is Arts & Books.

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-Who would like this?

-I think that's me, isn't it?

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-Ben's going to take that one, I think.

-OK.

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Ben, our business analyst.

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-And who are you taking on?

-Maybe Beth?

-Yeah?

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-Yeah.

-We're going to go for Beth, I think, if that's OK.

-Fine.

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So, we've had Dan and Dan, and Ben and Beth. This is all...

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LAUGHTER ..very alliterative.

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Ben from The Blaggards versus Beth from the Eggheads.

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

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So, Beth, any reading you can recommend at the moment?

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I just read a wonderful book - it's not a novel,

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it's factual - called The Joy Of Quiz.

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And did you find, every page, you were finding out stuff,

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or did you know most of it already?

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No, I was finding out stuff during it.

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Yeah, every opportunity for some learning.

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I suppose it's a bit late to pick the book up now, Ben,

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-at this precise moment.

-Yeah.

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-No, I'll get it next week, I think.

-JEREMY CHUCKLES

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Are you prepped on Arts & Books?

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-I saw you go for that with a bit of alacrity.

-Yeah, I think I'm good.

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I think I'll be good, but it depends what questions, obviously.

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Hopefully, I'll know them, but only time will tell now.

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Would you like to go first or second, Ben?

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Could I go first, please, Jeremy?

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And here is your question.

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Which of these is a type of poem consisting of five lines?

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Yeah, before the options came up,

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I feel like limerick and couplet can be a bit longer.

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I feel fairly confident that it might be a haiku, please, Jeremy.

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I see why you've done that. I think a haiku is very, very short.

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-It might almost be a line and a half.

-Ah.

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Limerick is the one.

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They would have done some limericks in that Blaggards pub,

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-wouldn't they, Ben?

-They might have done.

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The Long Islands were quite strong, though, so...

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-Well, maybe they were doing haikus by the end of the night.

-Yeah!

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-Definitely felt like it.

-OK, Beth, your question.

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The publisher Mills & Boon

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is most associated with which literary genre?

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Well, it's not a literary genre I read very often,

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but they are publishers of romance novels.

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Some would say horror, but... THEY LAUGH

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..romance is right.

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OK, Ben, to catch up - who would be

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most likely to use gouache in their daily work?

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Gouache.

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I really don't know, Jeremy.

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Gouache feels like a material that would be maybe more connected

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to a painter. It's a stab in the dark.

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I'm going to go for painter, please, Jeremy.

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Painter is correct.

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Well done.

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Beth.

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What term is used in literature to mean an episodic novel

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that follows a rogue or lowborn adventurer

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drifting from place to place in an effort to survive?

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Ooh. This isn't something that I've come across at all.

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Erm, Grand Guignol sounds like it should be a sort of grand adventure.

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I hate to do it,

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but I'm going to have to go down the middle with Grand Guignol

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for no other reason that it could be sort of to do with grand adventures.

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Mm. Chris is shaking his head. Chris, why?

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Well, Grand Guignol is basically sort of blood and thunder.

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What we're talking about here is picaresque.

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Yes, picaresque is the right answer.

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That would have been the one I wouldn't have picked.

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-Grand Guignol is blood and thunder?

-Basically, yeah.

-Horror.

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-Lovely(!)

-Yeah.

-OK.

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Interesting question. So, level.

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How about that, Ben? Get this right, you could be in the final round.

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Which character in Shakespeare's The Merchant Of Venice

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has a daughter named Jessica?

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I actually haven't watched

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The Merchant Of Venice, unfortunately,

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but something's telling me it's Shylock,

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based on almost nothing.

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Just got to go with my gut by this point, I think,

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so I'm going to go with Shylock, please, if that's OK?

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He's certainly the most famous character in the play.

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The question is whether he is the one with the daughter named Jessica.

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Yes, he is. Shylock is right.

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You're in the lead. Let's see if you're in the final.

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Beth, your question to stay in.

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Published in 2016,

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Keeping On Keeping On is a volume of diaries by which writer?

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Now, I don't think it was Bill Bryson.

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That sounds more of an Alan Bennett sort of...

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How he would describe something than Pam Ayers.

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Yeah, let's just stick with my first thought, with Alan Bennett.

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Alan Bennett is correct. You're still in, Beth. Well done.

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So, we go to Sudden Death here, Ben.

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-OK? Gets a bit harder. I don't give you alternatives.

-Mm-hm.

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In the traditional fairy story Hansel and Gretel,

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where does the woodcutter abandon the two children?

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Sounds like fairly irresponsible parenting.

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I would imagine it's the woods is what I've got to guess. The woods?

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Yeah, perfect. I was sort of willing you to get that cos I think,

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-not getting it, you'd really kick yourself.

-Yeah.

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Beth, to stay in. In the title of the 19th-century story

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The Swiss Family Robinson, the Robinson part

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is a reference to which character from a Daniel Defoe novel?

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-That would be Robinson Crusoe.

-Robinson Crusoe is right.

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Back to you, Ben. In which futuristic novel

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by Aldous Huxley are years marked as AF,

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standing for "after Ford"?

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Erm, I believe that's Brave New World.

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It is Brave New World. Well done. Good quizzing.

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Back to you, Beth. Sudden Death, we're on.

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In Charles Dickens's novel Oliver Twist,

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Nancy is the girlfriend of,

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and is eventually killed by, which character?

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Bill Sykes.

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Bill Sykes is right. You're both playing well.

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Sudden Death. Ben, back to you.

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Michael Dean, Anthea Hamilton, Helen Marten and Josephine Pryde

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were the four contenders for which major arts prize in 2016?

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It's not the Booker, I don't think, cos Paul Beatty won that, I believe.

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I think Helen Marten might be the sculptor

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who won the Turner Prize,

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and they were all willing one of the architectural ideas to win.

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I think I've got to... Helen Marten rings a bell to some degree.

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I'm going to say the Turner Prize.

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Yes, Turner Prize is right. Brilliant play.

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Beth, to stay in.

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Enjambement is a technique used

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specifically in what form of literature?

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So, to spell it, it's E-N-J-A-M-B-E-M-E-N-T.

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It looks like en-jam-bement.

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I haven't a clue, Jeremy. I am REALLY struggling.

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Really, really struggling with this question. Erm...

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So, I'm going to have to hand it to Ben and say comedic literature.

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Erm, no. Lisa, I think you've got it, have you?

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I think it's a poetry thing

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where an enjambement is basically making two lines of your poem

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cover, like, one sentence. Is that sort of close?

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Two lines of your poem, what, almost they curl round the page?

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Well, so that the one idea is not contained in the line.

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So, I don't know...

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There once was a quiz host called Vine

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Who thought his broadcasting was fine.

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-Oh, I see.

-It's two lines of a limerick, but one sentence.

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-I think that's what it means.

-I see.

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-It's carrying on the sense of one line into the next line...

-OK.

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-..so they're not self-contained units.

-OK.

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-It's poetry, Beth.

-Oh, OK.

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And we've had a little explanation here of exactly why and what.

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That's great news, Ben!

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-You're in the final round.

-Yeah.

-You held steady.

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The skipper stayed with the secret plan,

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and it started to work.

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So, Beth has been knocked out. Please, both of you, return.

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Rejoin your teams and we'll play one more round before the final.

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All right, maybe The Blaggards have turned it around now.

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They have lost two brains from the final round,

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but they've taken an Egghead out now.

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And one more subject before the final. It's Politics.

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Who would like this?

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-I think you've got to do this, haven't you, Tom?

-Tom.

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-Yeah, I think that's me.

-Tom? OK. Our sales and marketing officer.

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And you can have either Kevin or Lisa.

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-I think it's going to have to be Lisa, isn't it?

-Yeah, I think so.

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Yeah, we'll go with Lisa, I think. Yeah.

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There's no way of avoiding Kevin.

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He will be there at some point. THEY LAUGH

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All right, Tom from The Blaggards, Lisa from the Eggheads,

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please go to the Question Room.

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So, Tom, Politics - would you like to go first or second?

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I'll go first, please, Jeremy.

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And here we go.

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Which of the following is customarily provided

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in UK polling booths for marking ballot papers?

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Well, I think, obviously, in the past, many years ago,

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they used to have problems with people

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erasing other people's votes and perhaps changing them,

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so I think it's standard to have a ballpoint pen now.

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No, the answer is pencil.

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HE LAUGHS It is just...

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Yeah, and it's a good point you make there.

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How have we stayed with the pencil, Lisa?

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Is it cos it's cheaper or what?

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I think it is actually something to do with

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the erasability of it, quite possibly -

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so that you make sure you put the right thing on it

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because, otherwise, if you scribble on it,

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it looks like a spoiled paper.

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OK, Lisa, to take the lead.

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How long did Diane James

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serve as leader of Ukip?

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It's always very dangerous when the first thing

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that pops into my head comes up,

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but my first thought WAS 18 days, so I better go with 18 days.

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Yeah, famously was.

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It was short of three weeks. 18 days is right.

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Tom, you need this to catch up.

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Which of these politicians served as US Secretary of State

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under Ronald Reagan?

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Erm, I'm not too sure about this.

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I can't remember there being too many female Secretary of States

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across the years, to be quite honest,

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so I'll rule out Madeleine Albright.

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Erm, I'll go down the middle with Lawrence Eagleburger,

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but that's a complete guess.

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He was definitely in an American administration,

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but it was George Shultz, this answer,

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which gives Lisa a chance now to take the round

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with her second question.

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Lisa, which of these politicians worked as a GP

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before being elected to Parliament?

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Now, I had an idea that Liam Fox was actually, like,

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a proper doctor, and he's referred to as Dr Fox.

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I'll try Liam Fox.

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On the basis that Dr Fox is a thing?

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I think he is known as Dr Fox on occasion.

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Liam Fox is the right answer.

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-He was indeed not just a doctor, but a GP doctor.

-Hmm.

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So, well done, Lisa. Two out of two.

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-Sorry there, Tom.

-Yeah.

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-That didn't go too well, did it?

-THEY LAUGH

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It was just maybe the momentum from the last round.

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-That must have been it.

-Something happened there.

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-I'll blame Ben for that one.

-THEY LAUGH

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So, the Challengers have lost their captain.

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Now what is going to happen? Rejoin us.

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We will play the final for £25,000.

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OK, this is what we have been playing towards.

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It is time for the final round,

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which, as always, is General Knowledge.

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

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won't be allowed to take part in this round.

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So, that's Tom, Dan and Daniel from The Blaggards,

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and also Beth from the Eggheads.

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Would you please leave the studio?

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All right, Jordan and Ben, this is the moment.

0:23:210:23:23

You're playing to win The Blaggards £25,000,

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and they know you can do it

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because we've seen people with only one player left do it.

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Lisa, Dave, Chris, Kevin,

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you're playing for something that money can't really buy.

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Firstly, the Eggheads' reputation,

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and secondly, the joy of keeping this wonderful run

0:23:350:23:38

that you're on going.

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As usual, I'm going to ask each team three questions in turn.

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They're all General Knowledge. You may confer.

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So, Blaggards, the question is can your two brains defeat these four?

0:23:460:23:50

Simple as that. Would you like to go first or second?

0:23:500:23:53

-First?

-Yeah, let's go first.

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Jordan and Ben, good luck. Here's your first question.

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In terms of accommodation,

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what term is used to mean a flat that has two floors?

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-Duplex.

-Yeah.

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That's duplex.

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Duplex is right.

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Eggheads.

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What are normally used to play the game bagatelle?

0:24:170:24:19

-Cues and balls?

-Cues and balls, yeah.

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THEY MUMBLE

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-Yeah? OK?

-Yeah, try that one.

-A table with a round end, isn't it?

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-Yeah.

-Bagatelle.

-Yeah.

-Yeah.

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It's a game that's played on...

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It's sort of not dissimilar, in some respects,

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in terms of the way the table looks,

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to a kind of a bar billiards set-up, I suppose, in a way.

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But it is played with cues and balls.

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Cues and balls is correct.

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One each. It may get harder.

0:24:520:24:55

Here's your question, Challengers.

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In classical architecture,

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a caryatid was a sculpted female form

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that acted as which of the following?

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-Column.

-Happy with that?

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Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's a column on the outside of the buildings.

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Yeah, we'll go with column, Jeremy.

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Column is right. You jumped at that,

0:25:130:25:14

Ben. You know your architecture?

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-I did ancient history at university.

-Oh, brilliant.

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That was a little bit fortuitous there, I think.

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-Was I pronouncing it right - caryatid?

-Sure.

-Yeah?

0:25:210:25:23

-Well, could have been.

-JEREMY LAUGHS

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OK. So, Eggheads are behind, then.

0:25:250:25:27

We've got £25,000 on the table here. Your question.

0:25:270:25:31

Gomme - G-O-M-M-E - is the French word

0:25:310:25:35

for what item that might be found in a pencil case?

0:25:350:25:38

-Eraser.

-Eraser.

-Eraser.

-Yeah, it's a rubber.

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-Yeah, I thought it was a rubber.

-Eraser.

-Yeah?

-Eraser.

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-OK? Happy with that?

-Yeah, I'm happy with that.

0:25:460:25:48

We think that's the eraser.

0:25:480:25:51

Eraser's right, or rubber.

0:25:510:25:54

Third question. We're cracking on here.

0:25:540:25:56

With all of this money here,

0:25:560:25:57

you haven't spent any time thinking yet.

0:25:570:25:59

Don't rush it. Here's your third question.

0:25:590:26:01

Get this right, you may have to do no more work today.

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St Stephen's Green

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is a park located in the centre of which major city?

0:26:070:26:12

-St Stephen? I think...

-I don't think it's Cardiff.

0:26:160:26:19

I'm feeling, then, if you don't think it's Cardiff...

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-Well, Cardiff was based on nothing.

-HE LAUGHS

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David's Cardiff, Patrick's Ireland. What's Scotland, again?

0:26:250:26:29

-Andrew.

-Andrew.

0:26:290:26:31

Well, that was poor logic. Erm...

0:26:310:26:34

St Stephen's Green.

0:26:350:26:36

I think we're going to go for Edinburgh, aren't we,

0:26:360:26:38

-even though we don't know?

-Yeah.

0:26:380:26:40

What would you have done on your own?

0:26:400:26:41

You're on your own, the lights aren't on.

0:26:410:26:43

-I'm not on my own, though, am I?

-No, you're not.

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You're not, unfortunately.

0:26:450:26:46

-We're going to go with that.

-Yeah, I think so. I think we are.

0:26:460:26:49

After a lot of wild deliberation where we don't have a clue,

0:26:490:26:53

-it would be Edinburgh.

-Edinburgh. OK.

0:26:530:26:56

And what was the answer to the question Ben put, Jordan?

0:26:560:26:58

What would you have done if you were on your own?

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It was a perfectly sensible question.

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It was, and I baulked giving an answer.

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Erm, I'd maybe have gone Ireland.

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-You would have gone for Dublin?

-Yeah, Dublin. Yeah.

0:27:080:27:10

Anyone know back there what the answer is?

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Yeah, we think it's Dublin.

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Dublin is the answer.

0:27:140:27:15

Eggheads can take the contest with this.

0:27:170:27:19

£25,000, we're playing for. Here's your question.

0:27:190:27:21

In book design, the right-hand page of an opened book

0:27:210:27:25

is known as the recto,

0:27:250:27:27

and the left-hand page is known as what?

0:27:270:27:31

-Verso.

-Verso.

-Verso.

-Verso.

-Verso, yeah.

-We'll try verso, yeah.

0:27:350:27:39

-That is verso.

-Verso is your answer.

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If you've got it right, it's the end of the contest.

0:27:430:27:45

The correct answer is verso.

0:27:450:27:48

We say congratulations, Eggheads. You have won.

0:27:480:27:51

Well, the team-mates had the Dublin dimension, but...

0:27:560:28:00

-BOTH:

-Yeah.

-..that's the trouble with losing them earlier.

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I'm sorry, guys. You played well.

0:28:030:28:04

-Yeah, not good enough, really.

-Thank you.

-Played well.

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Commiserations, Blaggards.

0:28:070:28:08

The Eggheads have done what comes, well, naturally.

0:28:080:28:11

Doesn't it, Eggheads? JEREMY CHUCKLES

0:28:110:28:13

The winning streak continues. Goodness! Will it ever end?

0:28:130:28:17

It does mean our Challengers don't go home with the £25,000.

0:28:170:28:20

We roll that money over to the next show.

0:28:200:28:23

We're building up quite a jackpot here,

0:28:230:28:25

thanks to your quizzing. Well done.

0:28:250:28:26

Congratulations, Eggs. Who, I wonder, will beat them?

0:28:260:28:30

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

0:28:300:28:32

have the brains to do it to win £26,000.

0:28:320:28:35

Till we quiz again, goodbye.

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