Episode 25 Eggheads


Episode 25

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


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These people are amongst the greatest quiz players in Britain.

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Together, they make up the Eggheads,

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arguably the most formidable quiz team in the country.

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The question is, can they be beaten?

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

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

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Here they are, the Eggheads.

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You ready to quiz with some bells on?

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-Absolutely.

-Very good.

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Cos taking on the might of our quiz Goliaths today

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are The Vandals Of Bathampton, from North Somerset.

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Now, this team are all members of the Bathampton Morris Men.

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-Let's meet them.

-Hello, my name's Richard,

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and I'm a retired chartered surveyor.

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Hi, I'm Steve and I'm a university technician.

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Hello, my name's Thom and I'm a university lecturer.

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Hello, my name's Paul and I'm a retired accountant.

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Good day, my name is Stephen

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and I'm an international education consultant.

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Richard and team, hello.

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-Hello.

-Great to see you, Richard, and fantastic outfits today.

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Yeah, well, we're all members of Bathampton Morris Men.

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We were founded in 1934 in Bathampton by Mrs Oakey.

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She was a teacher at the primary school.

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She kept the young boys, taught them to dance, and they kept doing it,

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-so we've been dancing for over 80 years now, as a side.

-Wonderful.

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And any of you been in it all the time?

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No, obviously not. LAUGHTER

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You've got the word "vandals" in your team title, though.

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That's... One of the dances we do is called The Vandals Of Hammerwich.

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And we thought we'd do this as a tribute.

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-Homage?

-Homage to that particular dance, yes.

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-The Homage to the Vandals.

-Yes.

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So, you're hoping to set about this lot with,

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-well, you've bought your sticks along?

-We have.

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OK. That might be handy in the science and geography rounds.

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OK. I'm feeling like we need to see some dancing, but the desk prevents.

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So maybe you can dance through the medium of quiz.

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-Let's hope so.

-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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that prize money rolls over to our next show.

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Vandals Of Bathampton, here is the thing,

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the Eggheads are on a proper roll.

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They've won the last ten games.

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Well, it's good, isn't it?

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-Cos it means there's £11,000 for you to win.

-Wow.

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-Would you like to try?

-Yes, please.

-We would.

-Excellent.

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

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And it's one of you against either Judith, Kevin, Pat, Beth, or Dave.

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Film & TV, chaps. I think that rules me out.

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That was me, wasn't it? Unfortunately.

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Captains, don't you think I should challenge?

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I'd pick Judith, I think.

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-You think?

-Or Kevin.

-Oh...

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Up to you, eventually, you're in charge.

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THEY LAUGH

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-What do you think, Richard?

-I will challenge Judith.

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OK. Fine.

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So, Richard from The Vandals Of Bathampton

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-is taking on Judith right away.

-That is good.

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-Good with you, Judith?

-Yes.

-Excellent.

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To ensure there's no conferring, would you both please now

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take your positions in our legendary Question Room.

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Film & TV, Richard.

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Would you like to go first or second against Judith?

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I will go first, please, Jeremy.

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And here is your first question.

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Which of these channels was first to be broadcast on British televisions?

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Well, I think Channel 4 and Channel 5

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are fairly late incomers, commercial stations.

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So I will go with BBC Two.

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BBC Two is quite right, well done.

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Judith...

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On receiving an Oscar for best director in 1998,

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which film director shouted, "I'm the king of the world"?

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-1998?

-Yes.

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I don't know. Erm...

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I'm missing something, obviously. I'm missing an allusion, obviously.

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Erm...

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Steven Spielberg.

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Oh, Judith.

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The allusion, I think, is it may have been a line in Titanic.

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-Oh, Titanic, so James Cameron?

-James Cameron.

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-Oh, dear. Yeah.

-Oh, dear, oh, dear, oh, dear.

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We've got water in the engine room again, Judith.

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Yes, I have, and I've seen... I saw Titanic.

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Of course you have. Well, this is going well for your team, Richard.

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So far, so good, yes!

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Here's your second question.

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Who plays the title character in the 2011 action film The Mechanic

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and its sequel, The Mechanic: Resurrection?

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I don't think it's Sylvester Stallone, he's, erm...

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No, he would be too old by then.

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I'm not sure about Jeremy Renner,

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but Jason Statham is a big star so I'm going to go for him.

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Jason Statham.

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Jason Statham is quite right, well done, two out of two.

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OK. You need to get this right, Judith...

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-I know.

-..otherwise it's going to be a very rapid dispatch.

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-It is.

-Here we go.

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In 2015, Louis Theroux made a feature length documentary film

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about which religious group?

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Oh, yes. I think that was the Scientologists.

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It was the Scientologists, well done. You're off the mark.

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But, Richard, you can take the round with this question.

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In The Simpsons, Marge's sisters, Patty and Selma,

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are revealed to be huge fans of which 1980s action-adventure series?

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I don't really know this one, but knowing The Simpsons a little bit...

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..I can't imagine that they'd be great fans of MacGyver and Automan,

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so I'm going to go for Knight Rider.

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MacGyver is the answer.

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This gives Judith a way back in.

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You need to get this right, Judith.

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The US TV series Boardwalk Empire

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is loosely based on a book by which author?

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I've heard of... I've never seen it, but I've heard of it. Erm...

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Oh, dear me. I don't know the author.

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-John Grisham.

-No, not John Grisham. Eggheads?

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-Nelson Johnson.

-Nelson Johnson, says Kevin.

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Nelson Johnson is the answer. Judith, you've been knocked out.

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Well done, Richard! Hey!

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The bells are working here.

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You've taken on an Egghead and you've emerged triumphant,

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so that's a first scalp to The Vandals.

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Please return to us. We'll play on.

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Good start for our Morris dancers.

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The Vandals of Bathampton have not lost a brain.

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They've knocked out Judith. The Eggheads are quaking now.

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£11,000 we're playing for.

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-Stakes are high, guys.

-Yeah!

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Well done, team captain.

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So the next subject is Music.

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Who wants this?

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Ooh, Music...

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Who did we discuss for this?

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-Was that me?

-I think it was Steve first...

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INDISTINCT CONFERRING

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Steve? OK.

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-Play us a tune, Steve.

-What do you think?

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Well, you're the great tactician.

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LAUGHTER

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Pat or Dave, I think.

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-Pat.

-Pat?

-Yeah.

-Definitely.

-Going for Pat.

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Going for Pat, said with a great sense of purpose here.

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Steve from the Vandals of Bathampton

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to take on the great Pat from the Eggheads.

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Please take your positions now.

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Steve, you've quizzed before.

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Yes, yes, working for a local pub.

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Any notable moments?

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Well, quite a few years ago now, I won a beach towel.

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I can't say that it was for first prize,

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-but I'm still using that towel today.

-You've never done that, Pat!

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-You've never won a beach towel.

-No. No, I haven't.

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It rankles, but...that's the way it's gone!

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LAUGHTER

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We won't mention his £1 million.

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OK, Steve, would you like to go first or second on music?

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I'll go first, please.

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Here we go with your first question.

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Lance Bass and Joey Fatone were original members of which boyband

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formed in the 1990s?

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Well, I can rule out Take That straightaway,

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but then I think it's going to have to be 50-50

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between *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys.

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I've got a leaning towards Backstreet Boys.

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Let's see if Pat knows. Pat?

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-I think it's *NSYNC.

-*NSYNC is the answer. Sorry, Steve.

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Pat, over to you.

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What is the occupation of Lovely Rita

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in The Beatles song of the same name

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that appears on Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band?

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Is Rita a...

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I think it's Lovely Rita meter maid.

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-Meter maid.

-Yeah. Nothing can come between us.

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Meter maid is right.

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Steve, at the 2015 Glastonbury Festival,

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which artist memorably told the crowd,

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"You are now watching the greatest living rock star on the planet"?

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I don't think any of them are noted for being particularly shy,

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but I think of those it was Kanye West.

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Kanye West is right. Well done.

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Pat, which of these composers was still alive

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at the beginning of the 21st century?

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-So the beginning of the 21st century.

-21st century. Erm...

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That's Philip Glass.

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Yes, Philip Glass.

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What sort of age was he, going into the millennium?

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-Going into the millennium?

-Yeah.

-Er...

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He'd have been about 60-65 then.

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Philip Glass is right. That means, Steve,

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cos he's played a perfect round so far,

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you need to get this right to stay in.

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Which of these musical notes lasts the longest?

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Of course, if I saw them written down on music paper

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that would be easy. Erm...

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Depends how many little bars they have

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attached to their up or down stroke. Erm...

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Minim, crotchet, semibreve... Semibreve, I think, is quite small.

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Crotchet, minim...

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I'm going to go for minim.

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No! Or is it?

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Let's check with the Morris men here. Do you know?

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Bit of a difference of an opinion here.

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-Yeah?

-We're talking about semibreves here, Jeremy.

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Yeah, you're thinking semibreve.

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The answer is semibreve...

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actually, Steve, sorry. I know, if you'd seen it on the page,

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you would have got it, I'm sure.

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So we say well done, Pat.

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Pat's in the final round,

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although he has never won a beach towel in a quiz.

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You'll always have that, Steve.

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Come back to us.

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We're going to play round three.

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So, as it stands, The Vandals of Bathampton have lost a brain

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from the final round now. The Eggheads have lost one, too.

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It's perfectly level as we go into our third round

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and the subject is History.

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Richard, who's doing this? History.

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-Who are we going to?

-It's Stephen, isn't it?

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It was Steve.

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I'll take it if you like.

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-Yeah.

-I'll take it.

-Yeah, go for it.

-I'll take it, Jeremy.

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Stephen, our international education consultant, against...

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It could be either Dave or Beth or Kevin.

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-Beth, I think.

-OK.

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Yeah, I'm going to go with Beth, if I may.

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OK. The newest of the Eggheads, there.

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Stephen from The Vandals of Bathampton to play Beth, on History,

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from the Eggheads. Please take your positions.

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History, Stephen. Would you like to go first or second against Beth?

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I'm going to go first, please, Jeremy.

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OK. Good luck. Here we go.

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Which of these was built in the 1st century AD?

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I can't say with any certainty on those three.

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The Colosseum at Rome I've been to, the others I haven't.

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Babylon sort of sounds to me as though it's been around

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a bit longer than most things.

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I'm going to go for the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

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I think maybe Giza and Babylon were back in prehistory,

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what do you think, Beth?

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Yeah, the Pyramids of Giza are about 4,000 years old,

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-something like that.

-Right. And anyone, Eggheads, here,

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know the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, history of those?

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Well, there's a lot of mythology to do with those,

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but we're going back to about the 6th, 7th century BC.

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It is the Colosseum at Rome, Stephen.

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OK, thank you.

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Beth, your question.

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In which modern-day country is the city

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where the October Revolution of 1917 took place?

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In 1917 there was a revolution in Russia.

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Russia is quite right.

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Stephen, in British history,

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what was the name of the monarch who ruled jointly with her husband

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from 1689 until her death in 1694?

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I'm reckoning it wasn't Elizabeth so I'm going to...

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toss a coin between Mary and Anne and I'm going to go for Mary.

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Let's check with the Challengers.

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-Challengers?

-Yes.

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The king in question was...?

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-William and Mary.

-William, so it was William and Mary.

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Mary's right. Still in there.

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Beth, your question. Which palace in Istanbul served as the residence of

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the Ottoman sultans from the 15th until the 19th centuries?

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The Palace of Knossos is in Crete

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and the Winter Palace is in Saint Petersburg, I think,

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but the Topkapi Palace is in Istanbul.

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Topkapi Palace is quite right, Beth, well done.

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Good quizzing. OK, so two to Beth and one to you.

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Stephen, you must get this one right to stay in.

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Which Dutch explorer is remembered for his discovery

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of large parts of Australasia?

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Well, I probably should know the answer to this,

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having lived in Australasia for just the 16 years...

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and I'm going to go for Abel Tasman.

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Yeah, you're right. Abel Tasman it is.

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You were in Australia, were you, or...?

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New Zealand, largely, but Australia, Melbourne,

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for a couple of years, within 15 of New Zealand, yeah.

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Wonderful. Abel Tasman, from whom we get Tasmania, I'm guessing.

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-Indeed.

-OK, so level, but, Beth, have a chance here

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to take the round on your third question.

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In which year is Queen Victoria reputed to have said,

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"We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat. They do not exist."?

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I'm trying to think of what this possibly might be related to.

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I wonder whether it's something to do with the Boer Wars.

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Erm, it's not a quote I'm familiar with...

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but I'm...I'm drawn to one.

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Going to go with 1879.

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-1879 is your answer.

-Mm-hm.

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But you were thinking Boer War in '99 and you drifted off?

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Hmm, uh, yeah.

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-You should've stayed with 1899.

-I should've stayed with it!

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-For all the reasons you said!

-Yeah, yeah!

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-1899, it was to do with the Boer War.

-Got me wars muddled up.

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Yeah, so it's not 1879, and it means we go to Sudden Death,

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cos we're level after three questions.

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-How about that, Stephen?

-Yes, I'm happy with that at the moment,

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probably above all expectation.

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All right, let's see how you do here.

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We're on History, we're on Sudden Death, and it's a bit harder,

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cos it's not multiple choice.

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Stephen, your question. In which century did John Blenkinsop

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design what has been described as

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the first practical steam railway locomotive?

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I'm going to go with the 19th century, Jeremy.

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19th is quite right.

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Beth, to stay in -

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which flower was the emblem of the royal houses of Lancaster and York?

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Oh, them together was a Tudor rose.

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Rose is right.

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Stephen, Sudden Death. Your question.

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Which country, a potential bridgehead for military expansion

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into the Balkans, did Italy invade and occupy in 1939?

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Er, I'm not...

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..convinced this answer's correct necessarily,

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but I'm going to go for Greece.

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-No, Albania.

-Argh!

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Beth, between 1867 and the end of World War I,

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the so-called Jewel Monarchy was a constitutional arrangement whereby

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which two countries, one an empire and one a kingdom, shared a ruler?

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Hmm...

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One that would fit... Let's go, um, with Austria and Hungary.

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Austria and Hungary is the right answer, Beth, well done,

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you're through to the final.

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Stephen, you've been knocked out by our Egghead,

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and if you return to us, we'll play one more round before the final.

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So, the Vandals of Bathampton have lost two brains now

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from the final round. The Eggheads have lost just the one.

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And the next subject, the last before the final, is Arts & Books.

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-Who would like this?

-Arts & Books...

-Shall I take that one?

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-I think you're...

-I think if you could...

-..a very good choice.

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-Well done, Thom.

-I'll take that one.

-OK, Thom, university lecturer.

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Against which Egghead? And you can have either Kevin or Dave.

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-Dave?

-Dave?

-Yeah, Dave, we're going to go with you.

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Very good. Thom from the Vandals versus Dave from the Eggheads.

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

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Thom, I gather Prince Charles pours milk on your cereal.

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Well, he did once when we were at naval college.

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He'd come and sat right opposite me when we were having breakfast.

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It was amazing, the breakfast cereal selection trebled

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-when he was in the college, and...

-LAUGHTER

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He's not been doing this regularly, it was just a one-off occasion.

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No, no, we're not the best of chums, but, uh, we...

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I'm sure he remembers it with the same fondness that I do.

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Yeah, it's a very good story.

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

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I think I'm going to differ from my colleagues

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and I'm going to go second, please, Jeremy.

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So the first question to Dave.

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In the 1001 Nights,

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the cave hiding the loot of the 40 thieves

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can only be accessed with which verbal command?

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I think that's "Open Sesame".

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"Open Sesame" is correct.

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Over to you, Thom.

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Which of these major art movements came first?

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Well, pop art, of course, was the 1960s and thereabouts.

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Cubism was espoused amongst others by Picasso

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at the beginning of the 20th century

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and Impressionism became part of the scene

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from the late 19th century onwards, so it's Impressionism, Jeremy.

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I love your answer. Impressionism's quite right.

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-I think we might have a quizzer here, Dave.

-Yes, we do.

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A 1983 novel by Dick King-Smith telling the story of a girl

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who can make wishes using a magic coin is titled the Queen's what?

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A magic coin? I've not heard of this novel at all.

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The one that sounds best is The Queen's Eyes,

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but it could be any of them. Queen's Eyes, please.

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No, it's The Queen's Nose.

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-Never heard of it.

-So, back to you, Thom.

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Did you know that, Thom?

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Perhaps I'm not going to confess!

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All right, then - I didn't.

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LAUGHTER

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Keep him guessing. Here's your question to take the lead.

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Which of these Shakespeare plays

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is based on accounts of real historical figures?

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Well, Romeo and Juliet,

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we know they had full names, we know where they were based.

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Macbeth - "Where the place? Upon the heath. There to meet with Macbeth."

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I think there's a lot of fiction there,

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so I'm going to go for Measure For Measure.

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Oh, how interesting - you veered away from the right answer.

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Macbeth is the answer.

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-Oh, on the heath?

-Yeah, real kings, real people

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it was based on. Macbeth.

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Dave, you can take the lead with this.

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Laurent Binet's 2010 debut novel, HHhH,

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tells the story of the assassination of which Nazi leader?

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And the aitches, let me just tell you,

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it's capital H, capital H, small h, capital H. Is it...

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Erm, my Nazi history is gone. Erm...

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No, this is bad for me.

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I'm going to eliminate Hess.

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I'm trying to remember which one was assassinated.

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It could be Heydrich. I'm going to go Himmler, Heinrich Himmler,

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but, again, I just couldn't get a handle on who was assassinated

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-at the time.

-Heinrich Himmler.

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Well, the aitches suggest him because there's four aitches

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in the title and he is Heinrich Himmler,

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but it's not the right answer.

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-It's Reinhard Heydrich.

-Yes, I thought it would be, yes.

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-You thought it would be?

-Yeah, well, just tried to see who was assass...

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-It's my bad.

-OK.

-No problem.

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So, Thom, get this right, you're in the final round,

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otherwise we go to Sudden Death.

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Which fictional road is featured in the title of a 1751 painting

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by William Hogarth?

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Well, Hogarth did a number of paintings and engravings

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which had a moralistic message,

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and I think one of the main messages he wanted to give was

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to fight against the use, the excessive use, of gin,

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so I think it was Gin Lane.

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Brilliant answer. Gin Lane is quite right.

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-You've taken the round from Dave. Sorry, Dave.

-No problem!

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There we go. Dave is knocked out, Thom is in the final.

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

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for £11,000.

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This is what we have been playing towards.

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It is time for the final round. As always, it's 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 Steve and Stephen from the Vandals of Bathampton,

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and also Dave and Judith from the Eggheads,

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would you please now leave the studio?

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Richard, Thom and Paul, you're playing to win

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the Vandals of Bathampton £11,000. Big jackpot today.

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Beth, Pat and Kevin, you're playing for something that money can't buy -

0:22:350:22:39

the Eggheads' reputation, and to keep this run going.

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

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This time, they're all General Knowledge.

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You are allowed to confer.

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So, Vandals of Bathampton, the question is,

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can your three brains defeat these three?

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Simple as that. You've done really well to get it to 3-3.

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Would you like to go first or second now?

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-I think first.

-Yes.

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

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OK, here we go. General Knowledge, your first question, Challengers.

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Which major visitor attraction was opened in 2001 in Leicester?

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Oh, I think it's the National Space Centre, isn't it?

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-Yes, I think so.

-The Eden Project is in Cornwall.

-Yep.

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The Museum of Science and Industry, I don't think so, not Leicester.

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-I think it's the National Space Centre.

-Yes.

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It's the National Space Centre, Jeremy.

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National Space Centre is the right answer. Well done.

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Eggheads, your question.

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Which of these materials is produced using a man-made fibre?

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-Polyester.

-Polyester.

-Polyester?

-OK.

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We think that's polyester.

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Polyester is correct.

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Back to the Challengers.

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What word is used to describe a word or phrase that reads the same

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backwards as forwards?

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Is that "onomatopoeic"?

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Same backwards as forwards is a palindrome, isn't it?

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-Palindrome.

-Yeah, yeah.

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I'm not sure we even know what a lipogram is...

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but we're pretty sure we know what a palindrome is,

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and I think palindrome is the right answer.

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Palindrome is right.

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Yeah, like, "Rats live on no evil star,"

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my dad always used to tell me.

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Let's just check with the Eggheads. Lipogram?

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It's a sentence or a sequence of words

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-in which a particular letter is omitted, I think.

-Omitted.

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-I think so. I think that's what it is.

-OK, there we go.

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Palindrome is right, that's all that matters.

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Two out of two so far, well done.

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£11,000 we're playing for.

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This can go wrong very quickly, as the Eggheads know.

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Here is your question - who was King of England from 1272 to 1307?

0:24:510:24:56

Edward I.

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-Yeah.

-OK?

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-1272-1307?

-Correct.

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-That was Edward I.

-Edward I.

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I'm afraid Kevin can do those ones in his sleep, slightly.

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All right, 2-2.

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Get this right and your work today may be done.

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Get this right, they get theirs wrong, you've won £11,000.

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You're playing well.

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Which hormone is produced by the pineal gland,

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mainly in the hours of darkness?

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Pineal is P-I-N-E-A-L.

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-Oh, God. I really don't know.

-It's not insulin, is it?

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We know it's not insulin.

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OK. Melatonin is something you get from sunshine, isn't it?

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-Yes.

-So it may not be melatonin.

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-You don't...

-But it might be that it's sensitive to light,

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or lack of light, and, sort of, that points us towards...

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Gastrin, with pointings?

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So you think it might be...?

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Gastrin, gastrin is in your gastric juices.

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Our thinking is that melatonin is something that happens

0:26:040:26:07

when you're out in the sunshine, you get more of that.

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Insulin, we're pretty sure it can't be,

0:26:090:26:11

so we're going to go for gastrin.

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-Ah...

-It's melatonin.

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Your logic was working really well there,

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because melatonin and sunlight,

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it's that relationship with light is the key thing here,

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and it is... Well, Beth will know this. Is melatonin sleep-related?

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It is sleep-related, and I think you may be confused with melanin,

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which is the one that's produced,

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which is what you've got in your skin.

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Ah, that's what makes you brown.

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Makes you brown, yeah. Melatonin's to do with sleep regulation.

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If you want the other two, insulin is to do with sugar,

0:26:380:26:42

produced by the pancreas, and gastrin is a gut hormone,

0:26:420:26:45

so it's to do with gut regulation.

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Melatonin is the answer.

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Sleep regulation is what it does.

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So you've left the Eggheads with a way of winning the contest

0:26:530:26:56

on this one question - what is the first name of the Mr Davis

0:26:560:27:01

after whom tennis's Davis Cup is named?

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Dwight.

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-Oh, is that it, Dwight?

-Dwight rings a bell.

-Dwight Davis.

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Cos it's Samuel Ryder and Godfrey something else,

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-but I'm pretty sure it's Dwight.

-OK, yeah.

-OK?

0:27:140:27:17

He was Dwight Davis.

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He was Dwight Davis, you say.

0:27:200:27:22

If you are right, the contest is over.

0:27:220:27:25

Challengers today are playing for £11,000.

0:27:250:27:27

They've done well to get three in the final.

0:27:270:27:29

Mr Davis's first name was Dwight.

0:27:290:27:32

We say congratulations, Eggheads. You have won.

0:27:320:27:35

I'm sorry, Vandals of Bathampton, you give them a little way in...

0:27:410:27:44

-Yeah.

-..they take it.

0:27:440:27:46

I thought you were heading for melatonin, there, I must say.

0:27:460:27:49

Yes, should have stuck with that.

0:27:490:27:51

You sort of stopped on melatonin and then went to gastrin suddenly.

0:27:510:27:55

-Gastrin, and there we are.

-There we go.

-But it's been great fun.

0:27:550:27:58

Thank you, well, thanks for, also, the outfits.

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There aren't enough colourful outfits from our Challengers

0:28:000:28:03

and you did it today, that's for sure.

0:28:030:28:05

Commiserations, Vandals of Bathampton,

0:28:050:28:08

but the Eggheads have done what comes naturally to them

0:28:080:28:11

and your winning streak continues.

0:28:110:28:13

It does mean you're not going home with the £11,000,

0:28:130:28:16

so we'll take that money and we'll roll it over to our next show.

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Eggheads, very well done. Can you be beaten?

0:28:190:28:22

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

0:28:220:28:25

have the brains to do it. There'll be £12,000 waiting for them here.

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Until then, goodbye.

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