Episode 23 Eggheads


Episode 23

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 pit

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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...

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Plumming the Depths from Cardiff.

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Team captain Nicki has assembled some of the best quizzers

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she knows in an attempt to defeat the Eggheads.

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Let's meet them.

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Hello, I'm Nicki and I'm a freelance journalist and radio presenter.

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Hello, I'm Trisha and I'm a retired adult education tutor.

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Hi, I'm Will and I'm a PhD student.

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Hi, I'm Hannah and I'm a genetics student.

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Hi, I'm Richard and I'm a landscape conservation manager.

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-So, Nicki and team, hello. ALL:

-Hello!

-Great to see you.

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And, Nicki, of course, we've met before, haven't we?

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-We have, Jeremy, yes.

-For Make Me An Egghead...

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-Yes.

-..in which you did very, very well indeed,

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because you are definitely a quizzer.

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-Thank you.

-Have you quizzed since we last saw each other?

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I have, yes, on several occasions, yeah, in our local pub.

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Great. And the pub is crucial here, because the pub is called

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-the Plum Tree.

-It is, yeah. A lovely little pub

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in Canton in Cardiff and they do a lovely Thursday night...

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Wednesday night quiz, as well.

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The name Plum Tree has given you plumming with two Ms.

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It has, yeah!

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You know, because of the Plum Tree where we quiz and also,

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we are going to plumb the depths of our brains

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for the right answers, hopefully.

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Which is always, always a good policy.

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Well, listen, it's brilliant to see you again, Nicki.

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-Thank you.

-Fantastic for us.

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And I wish you all the best.

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Good luck, Challengers.

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

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However, if the Challengers fail to defeat the Eggheads,

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the prize money rolls over to our next show.

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So, Nicki and Plumming The Depths,

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the Eggheads have actually won the last eight,

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so they are playing well,

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but that's quite good, because it

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means there's a jackpot of £9,000.

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-Shall we go for it?

-Let's go for it.

-Excellent.

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The first head-to-head battle is on the subject of Arts and Books.

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And you can choose between Judith, Chris, Pat, Barry and Steve.

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-Right.

-What do we think?

-OK, well, Trish is our arts and books lady.

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-Yeah.

-Yeah, I think...

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-Who shall I...?

-Trisha, right.

-Who shall I challenge?

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-Um...

-Who do you want to take on?

-Chris.

-Chris?

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-Oh, right.

-Yeah.

-OK, Nicki is a brilliant strategist, I know that.

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Trisha from Plumming The Depths is going to take on Chris from the

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Eggheads on Arts and Books.

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-Good for you, Chris?

-Pretty good, yeah.

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OK. To ensure there's no conferring,

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would you please go to our famous Question Room?

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Trisha, Arts and Books.

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-Would you like to go first or second?

-First, please, Jeremy.

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And here is your first question, Trisha. Good luck.

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Launched in 1926, Amazing Stories was an American magazine

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specialising in which genre?

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Well, I don't actually know the answer.

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I think it's unlikely to have been war.

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I'm tending towards science fiction,

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so I think I'm going to say science fiction.

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Science fiction is correct.

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Well done.

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Chris, surrealism was an art movement that first came

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to prominence in the years following which conflict?

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Well, surrealism surfaced in, well, actually during World War I,

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but it came to prominence after World War I.

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World War I is correct.

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Trisha, back to you. Which of these materials did the Austrian painter

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Gustav Klimt attach to the canvas in several of his most famous works?

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I don't remember seeing anything with sheet music on it.

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And I think brass rings would have made the picture

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stick out more prominent.

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So I think I'm going to go for gold leaf.

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Yes, gold leaf is quite right, Trisha. Well done.

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Chris, what is the name of the UK arts organisation that was formed in

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1909 to promote a more general recognition

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and appreciation of poetry?

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Well, the only one of those I've heard of is The Poetry Society.

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Which would make sense, so that's the answer.

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Yeah. I suppose it's almost too obvious,

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but it is the correct answer - The Poetry Society.

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Two each. Trisha, over to you.

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The British designer Abram Games is most celebrated

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for his work in which area?

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It's a really...

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I really don't know the name at all.

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Erm...

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I think I'm going to go for ceramics.

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Let's just see. Nicki, do you know this one?

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I might be inclined to say posters, because it's at least...

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It's the one I've heard of the least, but only...

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-I don't know.

-Yeah. Well, you're absolutely right.

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-Oh!

-Posters is the answer.

-Oh, no.

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And, Chris, you can take the round with this.

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Which Irish writer's mother was an authority on Celtic myth and wrote

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poetry under the pseudonym Speranza?

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Erm, well, it wasn't Oscar Wilde.

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And I don't think it was James Joyce,

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but the one who was into the whole sort of Celtic myth bit

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was WB Yeats, so WB Yeats.

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Well, yeah, he was, but this is about the person's mother.

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In this case, it was Oscar Wilde.

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-Was it?

-Yeah.

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How about that, Trisha? Got let off there.

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That's good. A little celebration for your team.

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So, it goes to Sudden Death because you're equal after three.

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It gets a bit harder, Trisha, as well.

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I don't give you multiple-choice options.

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Here we go. In 1936, Dale Carnegie released his best selling

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self-help book, How To Win Friends And...What?

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Influence People.

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Influence People is quite right.

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Chris, to stay in, which novel by HG Wells begins with a mysterious man,

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his face hidden by bandages, walking into an inn in west Sussex?

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That's The Invisible Man, Jeremy.

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Invisible Man is right.

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Trisha, the Kentucky Derby Is Decadent And Depraved

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and Freak Power In The Rockies

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are the titles of two pieces in The Great Shark Hunt,

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a 1979 collection of articles,

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by which American journalist and counterculture icon?

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Oh, dear. Erm...

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Sorry, guys. This is going to be a bit of a guess now.

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Er...

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James Thurber?

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No, it's Hunter S Thompson.

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Chris, for the round -

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What type of factory did Iain Banks write about

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for his first novel?

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That was called The Wasp Factory.

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Published in 1984. It was The Wasp Factory.

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Well done, Chris. You've done it on Sudden Death.

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Trisha, beaten by our Eggheads, sorry.

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You won't be in the final round, but it's early days.

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Please return to us and we'll play Round Two.

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So, as it stands, Plumming The Depths

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have lost a brain from the final round.

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The Eggheads are all still there.

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And the next subject is Geography.

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So, Nicki and team... THEY GROAN

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Geography, is that good?

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-Difficult.

-It was, but we've used up our first reserve in Geography...

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-How annoying.

-..because it was going to be Trish.

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-Richard is keen.

-Yeah.

-Rich, do you want to do Geography?

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-I'll do Geography, yeah.

-OK, Richard.

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-Brilliant.

-Against which Egghead? Anyone but Chris.

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Well, who would you like, Rich? You're playing.

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-Let's go for Steve.

-Yeah?

-OK.

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Richard from Plumming The Depths taking on Steve from the Eggheads

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on Geography.

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

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Well, I'm thinking, you're a landscape conservation manager,

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Richard, so geography probably is the kind of thing.

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Yes. I mean, I've spent a lot of time travelling around the world,

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looking at different places, like Borneo and China

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and South America, so, yeah. It's my favourite subject.

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Brilliant. So, you're up against Steve.

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Geography is the topic. Would you like to go first, or second?

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I'll go second.

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Steve, you therefore have the first question and here it is...

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For what does the letter D stand in the name of the African country

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abbreviated to DRC?

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It's Democratic, Jeremy.

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Democratic is correct.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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-Have you been there, Richard?

-I haven't.

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I've been quite close in Uganda, but not actually into the country.

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Here's your question...

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In which English county is the town of Leighton Buzzard located?

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Er, well, it's not from Kent,

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because that's where I'm from and I'm pretty certain it's not Cumbria,

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so I will go for Bedfordshire.

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Bedfordshire is correct. Well done.

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Steve, which of these ski resorts is in Austria?

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I think the Zermatt and Davos are Swiss,

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so on the basis of that, I will say Kitzbuhel.

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Kitzbuhel is the right answer. Well done.

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Richard, San Juan is the capital of which island?

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Er, well, I was watching West Side Story recently,

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where the name came up, and I think that was Puerto Rico.

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Good quizzing. You're right.

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Clutch at anything to get the answer.

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That's the way to do it, that's the way they do it.

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Puerto Rico is correct.

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Steve, the Padma on which the city of Rajshahi is situated

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is a major river in which country?

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P-A-D-M-A.

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Yeah, I don't know. I don't know.

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Erm... Really struggling here, I'm afraid.

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Erm... I will guess at Sri Lanka.

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Oh, interesting. Bangladesh is the answer.

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-Right.

-Get this right, you're in the final, Richard,

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and you will have levelled it up.

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Here we go. The south base camp used by climbers on ascents of

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Mount Everest, located in Nepal, is at approximately what altitude?

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Er, well, it's not going to be 2,000 feet,

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because that's a bit too low.

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My thinking is it's sort of somewhere up towards 5,000 metres,

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which I think roughly works out about 17,000 feet,

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so I'm going to go for 17,000 feet.

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And you've just knocked out Steve.

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Well done, 17,000 feet it is.

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Very confident play from Richard.

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Should've been your first choice for geography there, Nicki.

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-Yeah.

-My goodness, he's the perfect person.

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-Yeah.

-Well done, you've taken on an Egghead and you've booked your

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place in the final and knocked him out at the same time.

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Please return to us and we'll see what happens next.

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-Well, this is rather good, Nicki, isn't it?

-Happy now, yeah!

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Happy now. Plumming The Depths have lost one brain from the final round

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but the Eggheads have also lost one,

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so we're absolutely level going into Round Three,

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which is Film and TV.

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-Oh! Oh, my word.

-Shall I do it?

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-OK, um, Will?

-Yeah. I'll give it a go, yeah.

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-I'll take it on.

-OK, good.

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Will, our PhD student, against which Egghead?

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-Barry, Pat or Judith?

-Pat?

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If you think so. I'm willing to defer to your judgment here, Nicki.

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-Yeah, Pat.

-Pat? Pat.

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OK, lovely. Will from Plumming The Depths is going to try and catch Pat

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off-guard from the Eggheads.

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

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Good luck here on Film and TV.

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Do you want to go first or second, Will?

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Richard did well going second, but I'll go first.

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Here we go. What do Michael Caine and his gang attempt to steal

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a shipment of in the 1969 film The Italian Job?

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Right, I'm pretty sure I think I know this.

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I hope it's right.

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I'm going to go for gold... Gold bullion.

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Gold bullion is quite right. Well done. Well done.

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Great film. Pat, which writer does Johnny Depp play in the 2004 film

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Finding Neverland?

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I think the Neverland is a reference to Peter Pan and I think the author

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is JM Barrie.

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JM Barrie is quite right.

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OK, over to you, Will.

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Which actor's earlier career included starring

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roles in the films Edtv, U-571 and Reign Of Fire?

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Um...

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I have seen at least two of those films.

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The first and third.

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And Reign Of Fire, as I remember,

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I think it's alongside Christian Bale.

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Matthew McConaughey stars in that,

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so I'm going to go for Matthew McConaughey.

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Yeah, brilliant actor and you're right.

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Matthew McConaughey is the right answer.

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Two out of two. Over to Pat.

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Which of these comedians has been a long-running team regular

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on the panel show Mock The Week?

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Well, all these three chaps pop up on

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humorous panel shows.

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But Mock The Week, I think Hugh Dennis is one of the regular men,

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and he's very good on it. I think it's Hugh Dennis.

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Hugh Dennis is correct.

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OK, over to you, Will.

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Who voiced Barney Rubble in the 1960s cartoon

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series the Flintstones?

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Hmm, that, unfortunately, I'm not very close to an answer on...

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I mean... Do I have any memory of watching those cartoons and seeing

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any credits afterwards that I can recall?

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It's going to be a guess, unfortunately.

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Erm... Arnold Stang.

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Pat, do you know this?

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-Is it Arnold?

-I don't know, but that would've been my guess as well.

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-Mel Blanc is the answer.

-Oh.

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So, Pat, you can take it with this.

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The Australian-born Dudley Simpson is best known for providing what for

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series such as Doctor Who, The Tomorrow People and Blake's 7?

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Blake's 7 I think is sort of 1970s,

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Tomorrow People perhaps a bit earlier

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and Doctor Who stretches from 1963 onwards.

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Tricky one, this. Very tricky.

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I think I'll discount music,

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simply because I know that for certainly a good chunk of

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Doctor Who's time I can identify the musicians, the composers.

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For a very long time they had the Ron Grainer introductory music.

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It's pretty much a stab in the dark.

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I will say costumes.

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-Eggheads, do you know? ALL:

-Music.

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-Music, they all say.

-Music? Oh, well.

-Yeah.

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Music is the answer.

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OK, three questions each you've had.

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Scores are level. How about that, Will?

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It's Sudden Death now, OK?

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It gets a bit harder. No alternative options from me.

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Which Russian-born actor starred as gunslinger Chris Adams in the

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classic 1960 Western The Magnificent Seven?

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I can... The only actor I think I could name who might have been in

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The Magnificent Seven is, I think, Yul Brynner.

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I've got a feeling he was in it, so I'm going to say that.

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Yul Brynner?

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Yul Brynner is the right answer. Well done.

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Pat, which Woody Allen film opens with a long monologue

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that concludes with the line,

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"New York was his town and it always would be"?

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Well, the most New York Woody Allen films are Manhattan and Annie Hall.

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Well, Manhattan opens with

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the jazzy music and the skyline and it's very, very New York set,

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so I think of the two I'll pick Manhattan.

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Manhattan is right.

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This is interesting, isn't it?

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OK, we go back to you, Will.

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In the 2004 Michael Mann film Collateral,

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hit man Tom Cruise takes cab driver Jamie Foxx hostage as he drives him

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round the streets of which city?

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It's a film I don't think I've ever seen the whole way through,

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I've seen bits of.

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Erm...

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And from kind of what I remember it's all quite, sort of, open.

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Kind of big highways, lots of, not, kind of, tall buildings

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that you might expect in somewhere like New York.

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So I'm going to say...Los Angeles.

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You're right, you're quizzing really well, Los Angeles is correct.

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Well done.

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OK, Pat.

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Which American medical comedy drama series first broadcast in 2009

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is set in All Saints' Hospital in New York City?

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What could this be? Nurse Jackie.

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It's New York, it's about the right time.

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I watched a bit of it, and I wasn't laughing very much,

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but these things are subjective.

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Can I think of any other better options?

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I don't think I can, so I think I'll have to take my chances

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with Nurse Jackie.

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Nurse Jackie is the right answer.

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JEREMY LAUGHS

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Will, which radio DJ and television presenter

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hosted the viewers' letters programme Points Of View

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from 1999 to 2007?

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I think it was Terry Wogan.

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It was Terry, you're right.

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Oh!

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Do you know who followed him?

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Um...I don't.

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I just remember the theme tune from Points Of View.

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-The person who followed him was me.

-Oh!

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JEREMY LAUGHS

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I'm sure it improved.

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OK. Pat, this is to stay in.

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Will is quizzing so well.

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What was the surname of the title characters in the 1970s sitcom

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George And Mildred?

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I think they were Ropers.

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Roper is right, well done.

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So, Will, your question.

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It's so good when we're Sudden Death and people are getting them right.

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Here's your question... Which Disney cartoon character made his first

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appearance in the 1934 animated short The Wise Little Hen?

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Donald Duck, I'm going to guess.

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Donald Duck is correct.

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Oh, my word, well done!

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So, you're on the verge of the final against Pat.

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Pat needs to get this right to stay in.

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Pat, in which US TV drama series

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does Simon Baker star as Patrick Jane,

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an independent consultant for the fictitious

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California Bureau of Investigation, or CBI?

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The Mentalist.

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The Mentalist is right.

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Back to you, Will.

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Which British sci-fi TV drama, first shown in 2015,

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features robotic servants called Synths?

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I have been watching it.

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I believe it's called Humans.

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Humans is right.

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Sudden Death. Pat, your question.

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Which member of the Rat Pack and star of the original Oceans 11 film

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was the brother-in-law of US President John F Kennedy?

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I have, I think, got this sort of thing wrong many times.

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So I'm going to have to pick carefully between Peter Lawson

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and Joey Bishop.

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I think I've done this before, now who is the brother-in-law?

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Peter Lawson.

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It's Peter Lawford.

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-You're out, Pat.

-Oh!

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We have to be tough on it.

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You got the name wrong. Well done, Will.

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Well done.

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-Thank you!

-That's a good round.

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That's a good victory for you.

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You hung on in there, didn't you?

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Yeah, I don't quite know how, but, yeah!

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Knocked out a great quizzer as well.

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Please return to us. One more round to go.

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Well, this is quite a contest.

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Plumming The Depths have lost one brain from the final round but the

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Eggheads have now lost two.

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-The last subject before the final is Politics.

-Oh, my word!

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Nicki, who is this for?

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The boys we had down for doing Politics.

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And I'm sorry, but I couldn't...

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We want Nicki in the final, so... I'm going to do terribly, but...

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-OK, Hannah.

-Be brave.

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President of the Cardiff University Quiz Society.

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That's promising. Against which Egghead?

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It can be Barry or Judith.

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-What do you think?

-Judith.

-Judith.

-Yeah?

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-Judith.

-Very good.

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So, Hannah from Plumming The Depths, versus Judith,

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who's going to hit the heights.

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-Well, maybe. We'll see.

-Maybe so.

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On Politics. Let's see.

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Please, for the last time, go to our famous Question Room.

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Hannah, I know politics isn't your first choice necessarily.

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-Do you want to go first or second?

-I'll go second, please, Jeremy.

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So, Judith, here's your question.

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Fighting Bull is the title of memoirs by which politician

0:20:490:20:53

who became a member of the European Parliament in 1999?

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Fighting Bull? I think it must be Nigel Farage.

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Nigel Farage is quite right.

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He's the only one who's the MEP.

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-Exactly.

-OK.

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Over to you, Hannah.

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Which of these is the parent organisation

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of the International Monetary Fund?

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So, I'm not sure about this one, which isn't really a surprise.

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But I would have to go with the WTO.

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Yeah, logical but wrong, I'm afraid.

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UN is the answer.

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Judith, Charlie Falconer, the former Lord Chancellor,

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was once a flatmate of which British Prime Minister?

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I think that was Tony Blair.

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-Tony Blair's quite right.

-Why you laughing?

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Well, it wouldn't have been with David Cameron or John Major,

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would he, thinking about it?

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-The question didn't say he was Labour.

-Well, no, that's true.

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OK. Hannah, that means you need to get this one right.

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Which former Secretary of State for Education first became

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Conservative MP for Surrey Heath in 2005?

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Just thinking this through.

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I've never actually heard of Nicky Morgan,

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so I'm not sure whether that means I should discount it or...

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I'm going to go for Michael Gove.

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Michael Gove is correct.

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Nicky Morgan's the one who criticised

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-the Prime Minister's trousers...

-Right, OK!

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..for being too expensive.

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OK, Judith, you can take the round with this.

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How old was David Owen when he became Foreign Secretary

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under James Callaghan?

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I know he was very young,

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he was one of the youngest for a long time,

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but I don't think he was 28.

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And 48, there's nothing special in that.

0:22:460:22:48

So I think he was probably 38.

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The correct answer is 38.

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Well done, Judith.

0:22:530:22:54

You've taken the round with three correct answers.

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Sorry, Hannah, beaten by our Egghead and no way back.

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You won't be in the final. Come back to us, Hannah and Judith.

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We will play the final round for £9,000.

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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 who lost your head-to-heads

0:23:130:23:15

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

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So, that's Trisha and Hannah from Plumming The Depths,

0:23:180:23:21

and also Steve and Pat from the Eggheads.

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Would you please now leave the studio?

0:23:230:23:26

Nicki, Will and Richard,

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you are playing to win Plumming The Depths £9,000.

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Barry, Chris and Judith, you're playing for something else -

0:23:330:23:36

the Eggheads' reputation, and money can't buy that.

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

0:23:390:23:42

This time, they're all general knowledge.

0:23:420:23:44

Nicki and team, you can confer.

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So, Plumming The Depths, the question is,

0:23:460:23:48

can your three brains defeat these three over here?

0:23:480:23:52

Nicki, Will, Richard, would you like to go first or second?

0:23:520:23:55

-We'd like to go first, would we, guys?

-I think so, yeah.

0:23:550:23:57

-Yeah, sounds good to me.

-We'd like to go first, please, Jeremy.

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Nicki, Will and Richard, it's General Knowledge. Good luck.

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The American resort of Atlantic City is situated in which US state?

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-WHISPERS:

-New Jersey.

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-I think...

-New Jersey.

-Yeah, I don't think it's California

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and I'm pretty sure it's not Rhode Island.

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I wouldn't have thought Rhode Island.

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-Pretty sure...

-New Jersey sounds good to me.

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-Yeah.

-Jeremy, we are going to say New Jersey.

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New Jersey is the right answer.

0:24:240:24:26

-Well done, boys.

-Well done.

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OK, Eggheads,

0:24:280:24:30

popular in the early 2000s,

0:24:300:24:31

what was the Dido flip an example of?

0:24:310:24:35

-JUDITH:

-It was a hairstyle.

0:24:380:24:40

-Yeah?

-In the imitation of Dido, the singer?

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I have no idea. I just have a feeling...

0:24:430:24:46

There was a sort of fashion for having hair and flipping it

0:24:460:24:50

around that sort of time.

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OK, well, that's good enough for me, Judith.

0:24:510:24:53

I mean, please don't blame me.

0:24:530:24:55

No, there's no blame, there's no blame. We all do our best.

0:24:550:24:58

OK? Settled.

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We're not entirely sure on this one,

0:25:000:25:02

but we're going to go for hairstyle.

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Hairstyle is your answer.

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If it's wrong, you're going to blame Judith.

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No, we're not going to blame Judith!

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-They are, quite rightly.

-Definitely not.

-It was my idea.

0:25:100:25:13

-But it's right!

-It's right!

0:25:130:25:14

-Hooray!

-Well done, Judith.

-Well done. Hairstyle it is.

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OK.

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Challengers, which name from classical mythology is the common

0:25:210:25:24

name for the Lockheed C-130 military transport aircraft?

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Hercules, I think.

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Yeah, I've got no idea what it is but I have heard of Hercules.

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-It's like a helicopter, is it?

-No, it's a huge, big plane...

0:25:350:25:38

-Massive.

-Massive, yeah.

0:25:380:25:41

Jeremy, we think that is Hercules.

0:25:410:25:44

-Hercules is correct.

-Yay!

0:25:440:25:47

Two out of two. Well done, Nicki and team.

0:25:470:25:49

OK. Eggheads, which of these comedians was knighted

0:25:490:25:51

in the 2017 New Year's Honours?

0:25:510:25:54

-ALL:

-Ken Dodd.

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-Yeah, we're all happy with that one.

-Yeah.

-Yeah.

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It's the king of the Diddy Men himself, Ken Dodd.

0:26:010:26:03

Ken Dodd is correct.

0:26:030:26:04

So, nothing to choose between you at the moment.

0:26:040:26:08

And we move on.

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A Monster Calls is a book for young adults

0:26:090:26:13

written by which author?

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-Have you read this book?

-I think...

0:26:200:26:22

I don't know if this is one they've released the film of, is it?

0:26:220:26:25

If the book is by a woman...

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I'm just trying to think if that's somewhere in my head,

0:26:270:26:29

and if that name's there.

0:26:290:26:31

-Veronica Roth.

-Yeah, I'm kind of torn between Patrick Ness

0:26:310:26:35

-or Veronica Roth.

-Yeah.

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If I have heard of one of them, it would have been Patrick Ness.

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Do you think you might have heard somewhere that it might have been

0:26:390:26:42

-written by a woman?

-I don't know.

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-I don't know why I've got that...

-Shall we go for Patrick Ness?

0:26:430:26:47

-Oh, no!

-We're going to have to leave it to you, Nicki.

0:26:470:26:50

Oh, gosh, we're just going to have to say one

0:26:500:26:52

and then just hope that the Eggheads get the next one wrong.

0:26:520:26:54

-Nicki...

-But then we're through to Sudden Death.

0:26:540:26:57

Oh, gosh. Jeremy, we've been round the houses.

0:26:570:27:01

We think, just because Will's got a teeny, tiny inkling,

0:27:010:27:04

that it might be Veronica Roth.

0:27:040:27:06

It is a film, came out at the start of 2017.

0:27:060:27:10

A Monster Calls.

0:27:100:27:12

Eggheads, are they right?

0:27:120:27:13

I think it's Patrick Ness.

0:27:130:27:14

-Patrick Ness is the answer.

-Oh, no!

0:27:140:27:17

I thought you almost had decided Patrick Ness

0:27:170:27:19

and then you just swerved.

0:27:190:27:21

-Yeah.

-Never mind.

0:27:210:27:22

£9,000 we're playing for.

0:27:220:27:24

A chance for the Eggheads to take the contest now.

0:27:240:27:27

Eggheads, this is your question.

0:27:270:27:29

The singer Katy Melua was born in which country?

0:27:290:27:32

She was born in Georgia.

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-Georgia.

-I'm 100% certain she was born in Georgia.

0:27:360:27:39

-OK.

-Yeah.

0:27:390:27:40

Katy Melua was born in Georgia.

0:27:400:27:42

If you're right, the contest is over.

0:27:420:27:45

The correct answer is Georgia.

0:27:450:27:47

We say congratulations, Eggheads, you have won.

0:27:470:27:50

Oh, don't clap them too loudly, it just encourages them!

0:27:560:27:59

Oh, Nicki and team,

0:27:590:28:02

that was... I know how close you were to saying Patrick Ness

0:28:020:28:04

-on that last question. Anyway...

-We had lots of fun anyway.

0:28:040:28:07

-It was fun to come back.

-I'm glad you enjoyed it.

0:28:070:28:09

Thank you. You ran them very close today.

0:28:090:28:11

Commiserations to Plumming The Depths.

0:28:110:28:13

The Eggheads have done what comes naturally to them.

0:28:130:28:15

This impressive winning streak continues.

0:28:150:28:18

I'm afraid it means you won't be going home with the £9,000,

0:28:180:28:21

so the money rolls over to our next show.

0:28:210:28:23

Eggheads, congratulations.

0:28:230:28:25

Who will beat you?

0:28:250:28:27

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

0:28:270:28:29

have the brains to do it.

0:28:290:28:32

£10,000 will be here for them if they win.

0:28:320:28:36

Until we quiz again, goodbye.

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