Episode 26 Eggheads


Episode 26

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


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These people are amongst the greatest quiz players in Britain.

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Together, they make up the Eggheads,

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arguably the most formidable quiz team in the country.

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The question is, can they be beaten?

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Welcome to Eggheads,

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the show where a team of five quiz Challengers

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

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They are the Eggheads. How are you feeling today?

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-Ready for a battle.

-Ready for it? OK.

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Hoping to get one over on our quiz champions today

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are Turweston and Beyond from Buckinghamshire.

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Now, this friends and family team quiz together and against each other

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at the annual village quiz in Turweston

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where team captain Chris has been on the winning team four times.

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Let's meet them.

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Hi. I'm Chris. I'm a gallery owner and artist.

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Hello. I'm Ned. I'm a professional gambler.

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Hi. I'm Nick. I'm a medical writer.

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Hi. I'm Edward, and I'm a solicitor.

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Hello. I'm Simon, and I'm a marketing consultant.

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-So, Chris and team, hello. ALL:

-Hello.

-Lovely to see you.

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And you're a quizzing team, Chris, I can tell.

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-Well, a bit, yes.

-A bit?

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So, tell us about where you all quiz together.

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Well, we all quiz together

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at the annual village quiz in the village hall,

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which is a charity event to raise money for the village hall.

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-Great. And Turweston is at the centre of this team.

-It is, yes.

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-Tell us about that village.

-Well, it's a tiny English village.

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It's got all you'd expect in a village -

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a village green, church, pub, all the trimmings. It's very nice.

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You walk out the front door, you all see each other on the way to work?

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-Pretty well, yeah.

-How nice. How wonderful.

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OK, I wish you well, team.

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Every day, there is £1,000 worth of cash

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up for grabs for our Challengers.

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However, if they fail to defeat the famous Eggheads,

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the prize money rolls over to the next show.

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So, Turweston and Beyond,

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the Eggheads have actually won the last 11.

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They're doing really, really well, which is good, in a way,

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cos it means there's a big jackpot

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of £12,000 today. Would you like to try and win it?

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-Yes.

-I thought so.

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

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So, one of you against either Beth,

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Chris, Pat, Steve or Dave.

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-I think it's going to be me.

-Yeah.

-So, did we decide Beth or Dave?

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-One of those? Which do we think?

-Maybe Beth?

-Yeah, all right.

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-I think Beth, Politics.

-OK. And, Ned, your profession is...?

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-Professional gambler.

-Professional gambler? Perfect.

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That's going to really put the frighteners on them.

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Ned from Turweston and Beyond versus Beth from the Eggheads.

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Is Beth going to play it safe or gamble herself?

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To ensure there's no conferring,

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

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OK, so, Politics, Ned.

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Your choice - would you like to go first or second?

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I'll go second, actually.

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Which means Beth has the first question. Here we go, Egghead.

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How did Iain Duncan Smith famously describe himself

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at the 2002 Conservative Party Conference?

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I think he's the quiet man. A quiet man.

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A quiet man is quite right.

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"The quiet man is back and he's turning up the volume," he said.

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All right, Ned,

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which country saw its prime minister resign

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after the result of a constitutional referendum

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in December 2016?

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Right, so, prime minister. Yeah, it was...

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Yeah, it's Italy.

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It was Renzi lost a referendum on the reforms, yeah. Italy.

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Italy is correct.

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Beth, we go back to you.

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What is the middle name of Jeremy Corbyn?

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Hmm, I'm thinking about when he was born

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and the names that were around at the time.

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I'm torn between Bernard and Brian.

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I think it might be Jeremy Brian Corbyn.

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-You've gone the wrong way.

-Oh.

-It's Bernard.

-Oh!

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To take the lead here, Ned,

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who was appointed Work and Pensions Secretary

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in July 2016?

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Yeah, it's Damian Green.

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Liam Fox is now the trade one and Jeremy Hunt's still health.

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Damian Green's work and pensions.

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Damian Green was appointed Work and Pensions Secretary

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in July 2016, you're quite right, so you've taken the lead.

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And, Beth, you need to get this one right to stay in.

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What name is given to a person who chairs a committee

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in the Scottish Parliament?

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The other... I'm not...

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This isn't something I know immediately either, so...

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The only one that pulls me there to be one that would chair,

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and therefore do the same sort of thing as a chair

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-would be a convener.

-Eggheads, do you know this one?

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I would have said convener.

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They reckon convener. Convener is right.

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So, you can take the round

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with this question, Ned.

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Of which body was the Brazilian Robert Azevedo

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appointed Director General in 2013?

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It's weird - when you first said the name, I thought World Bank.

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I don't think it's the IMF. I think that's, like...

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Is it Christine Lagarde and then it was someone else?

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I may have just made this up,

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but it rang a bell with World Bank, that.

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I think I'll go World Bank.

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World Bank is wrong.

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It's World Trade Organisation.

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So, after three questions, you're level. We go to Sudden Death.

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Beth, you go first.

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The 1946 National Health Service Act became law

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during the term of which British Prime Minister?

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I know Bevan had a lot to do with it,

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but I think he was the health minister at the time.

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-Anthony Eden.

-THEY GROAN

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-No, no.

-No.

-No, no, no.

-No. I knew it was wrong. Knew it was wrong!

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-Eggheads? ALL:

-Clement Attlee.

-Clement Attlee.

-Oh, yeah.

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He was Prime Minister in 1946.

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OK, Ned, you have a chance to take the round.

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To whom was Tony Blair referring

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when he said of his wife, Cherie, in 2006,

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"At least I don't have to worry

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"about her running off with the bloke next door"?

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Oh, yeah, it's Gordon Brown.

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So, he was worried that his wife was going to run off with Gordon Brown.

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It must be, cos 11 Downing Street. Gordon Brown.

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Gordon Brown is the right answer.

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You've taken the round on Sudden Death. Well done, Ned.

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Beth, you've been knocked out and

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that's good for our Challengers. First scalp to them.

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Please return to us. We'll play on.

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Good start for Turweston and Beyond.

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They have not lost any brains from the final round.

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The Eggheads have lost Beth. And the next subject is Film & TV.

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So, who would like this?

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-Do you want this? Do you want this, Ed?

-Yeah, I'll take it.

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-Out of who's left, it's Ed, isn't it?

-OK, Edward, our solicitor.

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-It's got to be Chris, I think.

-Yeah, I think we need to try...

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-Yeah, that just makes sense, doesn't it?

-Yeah.

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All right. So, Edward from Turweston and Beyond

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-is going to play Chris from the Eggheads.

-Oh, fair enough.

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-Film & TV?

-Yeah.

-Good stuff.

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

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Film & TV, Edward - would you like to go first or second?

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I'll go first, if I may, Jeremy.

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Here we go. What was the name of the time-travelling TV repairman

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played by Nicholas Lyndhurst in Goodnight Sweetheart?

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Oh, I'm not at all sure,

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but I think I'm going to go for Gary Sparrow.

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Gary Sparrow is correct.

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Chris, which Hollywood actress

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starred in the 1930s films Camille and Ninotchka?

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-That was Greta Garbo.

-Greta Garbo, and that was back in the day

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-when you were watching the movies, wasn't it?

-Indeed it was.

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OK, Edward, which one of these

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fictional US TV detectives is an ex-Navy SEAL?

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Kojak, I don't think it was.

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Jim Rockford, I'm confident it wasn't.

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So, I'm going to go for Thomas Magnum.

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Thomas Magnum is correct.

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OK, Chris,

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Tcheky Karyo played Julien Baptiste in which TV crime drama?

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Well, The Bridge is Scandi-noir,

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It doesn't sound like a Scandinavian name,

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so I'll rule out The Bridge.

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Don't think it's The Missing, but Spiral or Engrenages,

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to give it its original title, is French, so I'll go with Spiral.

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Spiral. Eggheads, do you know?

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-It's The Missing.

-The Missing is the answer.

-Mm.

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You've fallen behind, Chris.

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So, let's see. Edward, you can take

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the round with this, and complete a double for the Challengers.

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Who did Forbes magazine name the top grossing actor of 2016

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in terms of ticket sales?

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So, Scarlett Johansson did the Marvel franchise.

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Cameron Diaz didn't make that many films.

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I know Jennifer Lawrence was the top grossing in dollar terms,

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so I'm going to go with her in terms of ticket sales.

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Jennifer Lawrence.

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It's wrong, actually.

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Scarlett Johansson is the right answer.

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That gives Chris a way back in.

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You've got to get this right though, Chris.

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Which former member of the cast of the TV series Friends

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turned 50 years of age in 2016?

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Well, the oldest-looking of the three is David Schwimmer,

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so that's who I have to go with.

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That's a good way of working it out. David Schwimmer is the right answer.

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Two each.

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So, we go to Sudden Death here. Edward, it gets a bit harder.

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I don't give you alternative options.

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Which English actor played the role of Finnick Odair

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in The Hunger Games' Mockingjay films?

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It's one of those ones where you know the name,

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but I just can't think of it.

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-Matthew Thompson?

-No, it's Sam Claflin.

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Chris, yours for the round.

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Which Irish-born actor made an appearance early in his career

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as the seaman Charles Churchill in the 1984 film The Bounty?

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-Liam Neeson.

-You're right, it is Liam Neeson, Chris.

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Well done. You've taken the round

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on Sudden Death. Sorry, Edward.

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Been knocked out there.

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Very nearly made it two for the Challengers,

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but, actually, it's been levelled up here by Chris.

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Return to us, please, gentlemen, and rejoin your teams.

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Right, it's been levelled up.

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Turweston and Beyond have lost a brain from the final round.

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The Eggheads have lost one, too.

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And the next subject in the third round now is Geography.

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Geography.

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-That'll be me.

-I think you should do it.

-I'll take Geography.

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OK, team captain. Artist, gallery owner.

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Against which Egghead? It can't be Beth or Chris.

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-I think it should be Dave.

-I'd like to play Dave, please.

-Very good.

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So, Chris from Turweston and Beyond

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to play Dave from the Eggheads on Geography.

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Please go to our Question Room now.

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So, Geography, Chris - would you like to go first or second?

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I'll go first, please, Jeremy.

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Geography, and your first question, Chris. Good luck.

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Which range of hills is east of the River Usk

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and lies across the border between England and Wales?

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Well, the Cheviot Hills are in Northumberland,

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the Mourne Mountains are in Northern Ireland,

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and the Black Mountains are in Wales so it's the Black Mountains.

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Black Mountains is quite right. Brilliant.

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Very beautiful they are, too. Dave, what is the capital

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and the largest city of the US state of Arizona?

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It's Phoenix, Arizona.

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Yeah, that could have caught you out. Phoenix is right.

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Chris,

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which of these African countries measures approximately

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just 80 miles from east to west?

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Well, they're all fairly small countries.

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I think Swaziland, I think, is too big, so I'll dismiss that.

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I think I'll dismiss it, anyway.

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Eritrea's up on the Horn of Africa and I can't quite picture

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the shape of it in my mind at the moment.

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Well, in the absence of anything better,

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I'm going to go with Liberia.

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No, it's not Liberia.

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-Actually, the smallest is Swaziland.

-Mistake.

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OK,

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Dave, which city's former name translates into English as sand pile

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because of the beaches that line its shores?

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It could be Lillehammer. It could be Malmo.

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Really haven't got a clue here.

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I'm going to regret this. I'm going to go for Lillehammer.

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OK. I think some Eggheads know. Steve, I can tell you know.

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Probably on the basis that it's maybe had a former name,

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we'd go for Vilnius.

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Yeah, that's wrong, too.

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It was originally called Malmhaug.

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-OK, fine.

-It's one of those ones -

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we stop you rootling around in the name by saying former name, Dave.

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-Yeah.

-Bit of a wicked question, that, wasn't it?

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-It's fine.

-Hope you enjoyed that.

-Yeah, thank you.

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OK, level after two.

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Chris, back to you.

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Skaw is the most northerly settlement

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on which group of Scottish islands?

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Skaw, which is S-K-A-W.

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Hmm, I'm struggling here, as well.

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It's going to have to be a guess, I think.

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I think I'll go down the right. I'll go for Shetland.

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-Challengers, is he right?

-Yeah.

-Yeah? You like it?

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Shetland is right. It's a wicked old round.

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Dave, to stay in,

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in which English county

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is the National Trust property Calke Abbey located?

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Calke is C-A-L-K-E.

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-Can you spell it again for me, please?

-Yeah, C-A-L-K-E.

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Calke Abbey.

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No, I'm not going to change my mind on this.

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I'm going to go down the middle, but it's a total guess. Somerset.

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Somerset is your answer.

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Anyone been there? Anyone know this, Eggheads?

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No. They're drawing a blank, Dave.

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-Derbyshire is the answer.

-Never heard of it.

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-Sorry, you've been knocked out.

-It's all right.

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These Challengers are playing well. Well done, Chris.

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You're in the final round.

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Nip and tuck there.

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Come back to us. One more round to play.

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As it stands, Turweston and Beyond

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have lost a brain from the final round.

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The Eggheads have lost two brains now.

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There's £12,000 to play for here. Let's see what happens next.

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Sport is the subject.

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Who's going in? THEY CHUCKLE

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-Nick or Simon?

-It has to be Simon, I think.

-Obviously.

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Simon, our marketing consultant, against which Egghead?

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-And it's either Steve or Pat.

-Do you want to take Pat?

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You know, it's going to be hard for you to win this either way,

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-isn't it?

-Yes.

-Just have a shot.

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-If you take out Pat, it makes us a lot more likely to win.

-Yeah.

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-I'll give it a go.

-So, Simon from Turweston and Beyond

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takes on Pat from the Eggheads in the last round before the final.

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Please, gentlemen, take your positions.

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All right, Sport, Simon - would you like to go first or second?

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I think I'll go first, please.

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Good luck. Which of these people was knighted

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in the 2017 New Year's Honours list?

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I think I'd remember if it was Usain Bolt.

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I think it was Mo Farah.

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It was indeed. Sir Mo.

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Well done. Mo Farah.

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First one to you. How does that feel?

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-Surprising, really!

-THEY LAUGH

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Pat, in American football, what term is given to the action

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by which the ball is passed from the ground to the quarterback?

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I think that's the snap.

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Snap is the right answer.

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Back to you, Simon. In which UK sport

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does the club called Salford City Red Devils compete?

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Again, I'm going to work on the basis

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that I think I would've heard of it if it was rugby league.

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I think I'm going to go for ice hockey, please.

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-Pat, do you know?

-I think I would have stayed with rugby league.

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I think it could be rugby league. I've heard of Salford Reds.

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Yeah, rugby league is the right answer here, Simon.

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Not ice hockey. OK, Pat, your question.

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Which South African golfer

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won the US Open in 2001 and 2004?

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By those days, Gary Player was very much a veteran.

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He wasn't winning US Opens in the 2000s.

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Charl Schwartzel has had success, but he hasn't won two US Opens.

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I think it's the Goose. I think it's Retief Goosen.

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It is Retief Goosen. Well done.

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Simon, which of these fast bowlers ended

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his career with a record 43 ducks at test level?

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Ducks. They were all probably pretty good at getting ducks, weren't they?

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I seem to remember Dennis Lillee was pretty terrible with the bat

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so can I go for Dennis Lillee, please?

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Dennis Lillee. Let's just see - Challengers, do you know?

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Me and Nick think it's Walsh.

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I thought it might be Malcolm Marshall, but I wasn't sure.

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So, we've got a Marshall and a Walsh coming up on this side.

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Ned and Nick are very good quizzers.

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Courtney Walsh is the answer.

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Sorry, Simon. Knocked out by Pat there,

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who's levelled it up.

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Come back to us, gentlemen.

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We're going to play the final round for £12,000.

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So, 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, it's Edward and Simon from Turweston and Beyond

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and also Dave and Beth from the Eggheads.

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Would you please now leave our studio?

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Chris, Ned and Nick, you're playing to win

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Turweston and Beyond £12,000.

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Steve, Pat and Chris, you're playing for something

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that money can't really buy, which is the Eggheads' reputation.

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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 can confer.

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So, Turweston and Beyond, the question is,

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can your three brains defeat these three mega brains over here?

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And, Chris, Ned and Nick, would you like to go first or second?

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I think we'll go first, please.

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All right, I know we've got a quiz on our hands now.

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Here we go. General Knowledge. Playing for £12,000. Good luck.

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According to the proverb, Challengers,

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what is it better to do than curse the darkness?

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-Yeah, light a candle.

-Light a candle?

-Yeah.

-Definitely?

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Yeah, we're going to go for light a candle.

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Yeah, better to light a candle than curse the darkness.

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You're quite right. Eggheads, your question.

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In which English county is the historic town

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of Bradford on Avon located?

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-Wiltshire.

-Oh, is it?

-Yeah, Wiltshire.

-Oh, right.

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I just thought "on Avon" - it had to be Warwick.

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If you're happy with that, Chris... You seem very confident.

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-Well...

-Think of the junction.

-Oh, right.

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Well, Chris is extremely confident with that one.

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It sort of caught me out, but it's Wiltshire.

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-Wiltshire. You didn't know this, Steve?

-No, I didn't.

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Pat, you're very quiet in the middle.

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-I didn't know it.

-Gosh.

-Might have...

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Well, if I had an instinct, it was Warwickshire,

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but I'd no backing for it.

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Interesting, cos we know how this works.

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Sometimes, Chris gets knocked out

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and then it turns out he has the key piece of information.

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In this case, he did. Wiltshire is right.

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Well done, Chris. Brilliant.

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The wheels are wobbling on the Eggheads' side.

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Here we go. For what does the L stand for in LISA,

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the government saving scheme announced in 2016?

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That's L-I-S-A.

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So, you know, what's...?

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-ISA is just independent?

-Instant savings account, isn't it?

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-Instant?

-I think it's instant, yeah.

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I mean, ISA is a government saving scheme, isn't it?

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-What does it stand for, ISA?

-I think that's independent.

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Quite often, don't the interest rates go down after a while

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so you'd think maybe it'd be, like, lifetime

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or long-term, maintain your...

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I've got a feeling for lifetime, but I don't know why.

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You said something about instant, but then, if it was that,

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it'd be a bit of a weird contradiction.

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-Lifetime? Instant?

-Well, no, it's instant access, I think.

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I think I've heard the term lifetime to do with a savings accounts.

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Really? Shall we say lifetime,

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-if you think you've heard that, as well?

-Well, it's an inkle,

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but isn't big. It's not.

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It could be long-term, but I just...

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I think... I just think I've heard it somewhere.

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I think that inkling is probably

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enough to go for it, isn't it?

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-It makes sense.

-Shall we do it?

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-Go on, then, yeah.

-Go on.

-Right.

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After much deliberation, we're going to go for lifetime.

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So, let's just start with ISA,

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which isn't instant, by the way. What is it?

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-Individual.

-Individual...

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-Individual.

-..Savings Account.

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That actually unlocks the answer for you a bit more easily

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-cos it is lifetime.

-Yes!

-Well done.

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It was the use of the word instant.

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I could see it was just throwing you completely there.

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Anyway, you got it right. Well done.

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Eggheads, to catch up, which of these

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astronauts resigned from NASA in 1981

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to become a full-time painter?

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-Alan Bean?

-Maybe.

-I think it's Alan Bean.

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I think he does canvases with moon dust embedded into them.

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-Oh, yeah.

-Well, that's better than anything I've got.

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Well, Buzz Aldrin, he's just...

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He travels the world, evangelising for space travel.

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-OK?

-Mm-hm.

-Yeah?

-Yeah.

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Well, Pat's pretty confident it's Alan Bean,

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so that's our answer.

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Alan Bean is correct.

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-Well done, Pat.

-Well done, Pat.

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This is interesting quizzing from the Eggheads.

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They're drawing on each other's strengths here.

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They know they're up against good quizzers.

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Get this right, that may be it.

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They may get theirs wrong. That's it. Here's your question.

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Including qualifying rounds,

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how many teams participated in the FA Cup

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in the 2015/'16 season?

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I'm pretty sure it's going to be one of the later two.

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I know that, yeah.

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Right, do you know how many rounds there are

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before they get to the first round?

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Ooh!

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I've got a memory of fourth qualifying round being a thing,

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-but I think I can work this out.

-Good.

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-Maybe.

-Take your time.

-Take your time, yeah.

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-Right, OK. So, going to have to go through this slowly.

-Yeah.

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Two, four, eight,

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16, 32, 64. That's 64.

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-So, that means there's 64 in the fourth qualifying...

-Yeah.

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..which would mean 128 in the third,

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256 in the second,

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500 in the first,

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and then I think they have a preliminary one.

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-Yeah, so, that means 500-odd in the first round...

-Yeah.

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..first qualifying,

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but then I reckon there's another, like...

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There must be another 400-ish play each other

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-in a preliminary one.

-Do they?

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Well, it must be, to narrow that down to 200.

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-Well, that takes us over 700, doesn't it?

-Yeah.

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I think it's going to be 736.

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I think the preliminary round is smaller than the first qualifying.

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Maybe I've got this wrong somehow,

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but it seems like about the right number.

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Logic seems fine to me. Shall we go for it?

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-I think that's OK. It's sound arithmetic.

-736.

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After much deliberation again, and maths,

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we're going to go for 736, with crossed fingers.

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736 is your answer. You went through an enormous mathematical calculation

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and ended up by saying, "The middle one sounds about right."

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And you've got it right! 736 is right.

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You've got three out of three.

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You can relax for a minute here.

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Just watch the Eggheads. They may get this wrong.

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If they get this wrong, you've won £12,000.

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You've taken them down.

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Eggheads, the title of the World's Best Restaurant in 2016

0:23:540:23:58

was awarded to an establishment in which country?

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I haven't heard of any super-duper restaurants in Andorra.

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Spain has got a couple.

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It had El Bulli, which is sort of low-profile now.

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It has the Cabo del Celler in Gerona, which is a big one

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and then there's a big one in San Sebastian.

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There are two very prominent restaurants.

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Italy has got...

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Recently, there's a restaurant in Bologna or Modena,

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which has been making waves, doing very well.

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Yeah, the percentage is Spain simply because, in the past,

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Bulli, which is now sort of quiet,

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but there is the Gerona and the San Sebastian,

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so it's got quite a network of top restaurants.

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But this Modena one was in the press recently.

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I think that's the reason why..

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It's a delicate one, this, though. It's a delicate one.

0:24:470:24:49

-Chris?

-Well, last I heard,

0:24:490:24:51

it was still El Bulli in Spain, but if you've read about Modena...

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I think El Bulli is quiet at the moment.

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I think your man Ferran Adria sort of took a big sabbatical.

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It's not... It's lower-profile at the moment, I think.

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And you think Italy?

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-Slight preference for Italy. Very nervous.

-Yeah.

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Right, as you can probably tell, Jeremy, we're not sure at all.

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We've got to pick something, so, with no degree of certainty,

0:25:130:25:17

-we're going to say Italy.

-Your answer is Italy.

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If you have got it wrong,

0:25:200:25:23

the Challengers win £12,000.

0:25:230:25:26

Osteria Francescana in Modena is the restaurant

0:25:260:25:30

that was the world's best in 2016,

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You've got it absolutely right,

0:25:320:25:33

and that is brilliant quizzing by Pat.

0:25:330:25:35

Very subtle, very clever.

0:25:350:25:37

OK, Sudden Death, we're on.

0:25:370:25:38

£12,000, we're playing for. Here's your question.

0:25:380:25:41

Which music producer born in Clovis, New Mexico, in 1927,

0:25:410:25:46

is best known for his association with Buddy Holly?

0:25:460:25:49

-Any music producers from the '60s, '50s?

-No, I'm sorry.

0:25:490:25:53

-No.

-Oh, dear.

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Would he have been on the plane?

0:25:550:25:59

-HE EXHALES

-There was a pilot called Peterson.

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To be honest, we just don't know, do we?

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Could it be someone that did something else, like, you know...?

0:26:060:26:08

Can you think of anyone associated with Elvis or, like,

0:26:080:26:11

Carl Perkins or The Big Bopper or any of these people?

0:26:110:26:14

And associated...? Just any name associated with them, like...?

0:26:140:26:17

-Who was Elvis's manager?

-Erm...

-Colonel Tom Parker.

0:26:170:26:21

-Who's that?

-It's Elvis's manager.

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It was his manager. He wasn't a record producer or anything.

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-Can't think of anybody.

-We've got to have a guess, surely.

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Well, do you want to say the Peterson thing?

0:26:280:26:30

-Yeah, I'd prefer that, even though...

-We don't know the...

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Do we have to give a...? Can we just give a surname?

0:26:330:26:35

-You need first name, as well, yeah.

-OK.

0:26:350:26:37

It's not him, but I'm just trying to remember

0:26:370:26:39

what the first name of it might have been.

0:26:390:26:42

Marcus maybe? Is that someone else?

0:26:420:26:44

I have no idea.

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-Marcus Peterson - do that name.

-Right.

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We have absolutely no idea, so with no confidence at all,

0:26:490:26:52

we're going to say Marcus Peterson.

0:26:520:26:54

A hard question. The answer is Norman Petty.

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OK.

0:26:560:26:57

He was to Buddy Holly what George Martin was to The Beatles,

0:26:570:27:00

so he was fundamental to the sound.

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OK, the Eggheads have a chance now with this question.

0:27:020:27:05

You can take the contest.

0:27:050:27:06

The journal Blast, first produced in 1914,

0:27:060:27:10

was a mouthpiece for which artistic movement?

0:27:100:27:13

-Vorticism.

-Yeah.

-It reminded me of vorticism.

0:27:130:27:16

-Vorticism.

-Yes, definitely.

0:27:160:27:18

-When was it, early...?

-Yeah, cos it didn't last very long.

-No.

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-Wyndham Lewis, people like that.

-Yeah.

0:27:210:27:24

Are we all happy with that?

0:27:250:27:26

I'm not confident, but it's what occurred to me.

0:27:260:27:28

1914 is the height of the Vorticism period.

0:27:280:27:30

We think we're all agreed it's vorticism, Jeremy.

0:27:300:27:34

If you've got this right, the contest is over.

0:27:340:27:38

Been an amazing contest, but vorticism is the right answer.

0:27:380:27:41

We say congratulations, Eggheads. You have won!

0:27:410:27:43

Oh!

0:27:460:27:47

You ran them close there. My goodness!

0:27:470:27:50

The pilot, I'm told, was Roger Peterson,

0:27:500:27:54

-so you got the surname of the pilot there.

-Good effort.

0:27:540:27:57

Ooh, you are amazing quizzers, there's no question about that.

0:27:570:28:00

People come here with much less and win,

0:28:000:28:02

so you've been unlucky to catch them on a...

0:28:020:28:04

This particular trio, actually, works...

0:28:040:28:06

You seem to work quite well together, you three.

0:28:060:28:08

-We do, don't we?

-Yeah, you do.

-I'll take no credit for that.

-You do.

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Commiserations to Turweston and Beyond.

0:28:110:28:13

It does mean you're not going home with the £12,000,

0:28:130:28:16

so the money rolls over to our next show.

0:28:160:28:17

Eggheads, really well done. Great quizzing.

0:28:170:28:20

All of you working in sync with each other,

0:28:200:28:22

and I wonder if you can be beaten.

0:28:220:28:24

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

0:28:240:28:27

have the brains to defeat them.

0:28:270:28:29

£13,000 will be here to play for. Till then, goodbye.

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