Episode 3 Eggheads


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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 pit their wits against

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possibly the greatest quiz team in Britain.

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Here they are, the Eggheads.

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-Ready to roll? EGGS:

-Yes.

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Very much so. Hoping to beat the might of the Eggheads today are

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the Old Dorks from Surrey.

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Now, the majority of this team

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of friends met through setting up their own book club in Dorking.

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-Let's meet them.

-Hi, I'm Kevin, and I am a communications director.

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Hello, I'm John. I'm a business journalist.

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Hi, I'm Hugh, and I'm a physics PhD student.

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Hi, I'm Mas, and I'm an IT consultant.

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Hello, I'm Mark, and I'm a lawyer.

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-Kevin and team, hello. ALL:

-Hello.

-Good to see you.

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And Dorking is the centre of the world, Kevin, is it, for all of you?

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Absolutely. Most of us got to know each other through our sons playing

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football, initially, and the book club is kind of an offshoot.

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And because the football team was called Old Dorkinions,

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we kind of abbreviated that to Old Dorks.

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To Old Dorks. And combination of football and books

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can be very powerful in the quizzing world.

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You've got sport covered, you've got literature.

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Yes. Quite a good range amongst the team.

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-Hopefully.

-Do you like to quiz?

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We do enjoy the odd pub quiz.

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Sometimes we win, sometimes we don't.

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-But it's good fun.

-And do you watch these five doing their thing?

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We do, and they look even more scary now.

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Well, actually facing them is more terrifying...

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Yes, I can believe that. Yeah.

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Well, they are on quite good form, at the moment.

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Good luck. 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 Eggheads,

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that prize money rolls over to the next show.

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So, Old Dorks, the Eggheads have won the last 25 games.

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That means there is a jackpot of £26,000 for you to win today.

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Oh, I just sensed the temperature rise.

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The first head-to-head battle is on the subject of Food & Drink.

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Now one of you needs to play either Beth, Chris, Pat, Dave, or Lisa.

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-OK, so...

-Gosh, I think that's...

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Food & Drink. An interesting choice.

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-Mark, do you feel up for it?

-I'm prepared to do it.

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-It's not my primary subject, but I'm prepared to do it.

-Good.

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Thanks, Mark. So, it'll be Mark.

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Mark, OK. A lawyer.

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Against which Egghead?

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Any one of the five.

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I would take on Dave, I would suggest.

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I'm happy to go with your decision.

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OK. We'll take on Dave, please, Jeremy.

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All right. So, Mark from the Old Dorks takes on Dave,

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Tremendous Knowledge as we call him, from the Eggheads,

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on Food & Drink. To ensure there is no conferring,

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would you please both take your positions

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in our famous Question Room?

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OK, good luck in this round, Mark.

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It sounds like it wasn't particularly your choice to do this?

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I'm fairly comfortable with it, so I'm very happy to go with it.

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And I gather your mum saved your childhood teeth

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when they came out and gave them to the Natural History Museum?

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Yes, that's right. My mother had a rather off-the-wall sense of humour.

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She heard someone on the radio saying that

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the Natural History Museum

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didn't have a complete set of children's teeth.

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So, as mine came out,

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she saved them up carefully, and the great day came when we went

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to South Kensington and presented them to the museum.

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And they were put on display, or they laughed?

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No, I think they are in a drawer somewhere

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-in the dusty bowels of the museum.

-Brilliant.

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Good old mum. OK, well, Food & Drink against Dave,

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and would you like to go first or second?

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I'd like to go first, please, Jeremy.

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Here we go. Beer served from a barrel,

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rather than a bottle or a can,

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is commonly known by what name?

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Well, I'm not a great beer drinker,

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but I've got some friends who are fairly serious beer enthusiasts.

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I suppose hopped beer, hops are in pretty much all beer.

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Widget, I think that's one of those things that puts the fizz into beer.

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I think it's draught beer.

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It is draught beer. Mark, well done.

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Yes, a point to you. OK, Dave, over to you.

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Your first question, Dave.

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Which of these delicacies is sometimes referred to

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as black diamonds?

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-It's black diamonds, yeah?

-Black diamonds.

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I've got to go truffles there, please.

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Truffles is correct.

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Back to you, Mark, our lawyer.

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What name is given to the ball-shaped sweet

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made principally of flour and sugar that is popular in Indian cuisine?

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I should know this,

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cos my father grew up in India and is very fond of sweets.

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I don't think it's aloo.

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I was confusing it with jalebis, which are these spiral ones.

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I'm not sure, but I think it's pakora.

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-Eggheads, is he right?

-It's ladoo.

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Yeah, ladoo. Pakora is a savoury snack.

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Yeah, pakora, says Beth, is a savoury snack,

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so it's ladoo, Mark.

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And Dave has the chance to take the lead.

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Which of these is a German dish consisting of potato pancakes?

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Dave, is it...?

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The only jager I associate is...

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Landjager is with more alcohol.

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Blutwurst sounds like a blood sausage.

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I'm going to go Kartoffelpuffer, please.

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Lisa, you'll know this with your German background.

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Kartoffel is potato?

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-Correct. Yes.

-Kartoffelpuffer is the right word.

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OK, back to you, Mark, and you need

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to get this one right.

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Alpine Valleys is one of the most visited wine regions

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in which country?

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I'm thinking of which of those countries might reproduce...

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..the quality of climate you'd find in the Alpine valleys.

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I'd be inclined to rule out America.

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I haven't heard of it.

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Australia I associate more with...

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..New World wines and I'm wondering if the name

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has a new world colour to it.

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Well, my processes are leading me to South Africa.

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I'm not going to get beyond that, so I'm going to say South Africa.

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The answer is Australia.

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So, there's no way back for you.

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I'm sorry, Mark, you're knocked out.

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Dave is in the final and it means the Eggheads are still going to be

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sitting there all five of them.

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You've got to knock one out. Please come back,

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rejoin your teams, we'll play on.

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So, as it stands, the Old Dorks have lost one brain from the final round.

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The Eggheads are still all there.

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Just checking. A lot of money that we are playing for, as well.

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The next subject is Music.

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Who wants this?

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-OK.

-Team captain?

-Well, as always happens,

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our music expert has just gone out.

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Well, I know, Mark. You love your music, Mark.

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-What happened there?

-I know, but I thought I knew my food and drink.

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-That's painful.

-But I think we have someone else who is going to have a

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-stab at it. Hugh.

-Yeah, I'll give music a go.

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OK. Hugh, you are a student.

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-Are you studying music?

-I'm studying physics.

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You're studying physics. OK.

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Who would you like to take on? It can't be Dave.

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-What do you think?

-Take on Beth.

-OK.

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-We'll take on Beth.

-We'll take on Beth, please.

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Good stuff. So it's going to be Hugh from the Old Dorks versus Beth,

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the newer of the Eggheads.

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To ensure there is no conferring, please take your positions.

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So your subject, Hugh, is climate physics, is that right?

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Yes, that's right. So I'm looking at the jet stream for my PhD,

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which is this current of air that brings the weather

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over the North Atlantic.

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I'm looking, basically, at how global warming is affecting

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the jet stream and how that will affect the weather

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over the UK and Europe.

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All right. And is it good news or bad?

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Well, so I'm just starting my second year,

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-so I don't have a whole load of...

-Oh, they haven't told you yet?

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No, I haven't got any results as such.

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And although the jet stream hasn't got much to do with music, Hugh,

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I know you do play the trumpet and you love music yourself.

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Yes. So I've played trumpet for,

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well, since the beginning of high school, really.

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I play in a band - blues and soul and things like that.

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Yeah. Brilliant stuff. Well, good luck in this round against Beth.

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Would you like to go first or second?

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I'd like to go first, please, Jeremy.

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So, Hugh, here is your first question.

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What is a small extract of music from one recording

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that is taken and used in another song called?

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I'm fairly confident here that a specimen is a more scientific thing.

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Again, cross-section, as well.

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So I think I'm going to go for sample.

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-A sample of music.

-Sample. I'm going to check with your dad here.

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-John?

-Yeah, I think that's right.

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Yeah, he says it's right, and it is right.

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Sample. Well done. A point to you.

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Beth, over to you for your question.

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In which city was the pop group Duran Duran formed?

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Oh, from those three, it's got to be Birmingham.

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It is indeed Birmingham.

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Well done. Simon Le Bon and co.

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All right. Hugh.

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Which musical instrument has the nickname liquorice stick?

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I haven't heard the nickname liquorice stick.

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I'm going to rule out French horn,

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because a French horn is more circular shaped.

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I think based on...

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Liquorice is a black sweet, I think.

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I think, based on that, I'm going to go for clarinet,

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which is a straight, black instrument.

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Yeah, it is what I was forced to play in school, as well.

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Clarinet is the right answer.

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Beth, over to you for your question.

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"We ain't no delinquents, we're misunderstood.

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"Deep down inside us there is good"

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are lyrics from which song in West Side Story?

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It's certainly not America,

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cos I sang that when I was at school and I don't remember those lyrics.

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Thinking about how the lines would fit, that possibly goes into

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Gee, Officer Krupke!

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Gee, Officer Krupke! is the right answer.

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-Phew!

-Well done, you. All right.

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Back to you, Hugh.

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The 2016 single Rock-a-bye was the second UK number one

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for which group?

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Oh. These are all bands I know.

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I'm fairly confident Mumford and Sons

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probably have had more than one number one.

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And likewise Florence And The Machine.

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So, by process of elimination, I think I'm going to go Clean Bandit.

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Yeah, you've done well. Clean Bandit it is.

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You've got three out of three. Well done. That trumpet is working.

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Beth, your question, to stay in the contest.

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Opus 74, entitled Four Psalms,

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was the final work of which composer born in 1843?

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Opus 74.

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Opus 74.

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Four Psalms.

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Certainly in the time of Elgar.

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This is a guess, really.

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I'm going to go with Edward Elgar.

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-The answer is Edvard Grieg.

-Oh.

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Sorry, Beth, you're knocked out.

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Well done, Hugh, you are in the final round,

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so you've levelled it up there.

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OK, good performance with the climate physics coming in handy.

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Yeah, I'm very pleased, very happy.

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That worked wonders in the Music round.

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Do rejoin your teams and we'll play on.

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So, the Old Dorks have levelled it up.

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They've lost a brain from the final round.

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The Eggheads have also lost a brain.

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We play on, and it's History.

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I'm reckoning the Old Dorks are going to be good on this.

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-Oh.

-Who's the history person?

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I think that's John. I think John would like to play History, please.

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John, OK. Our business journalist.

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Against which Egghead? And it's Pat, Chris, or Lisa.

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I think we'd like to play Chris, please, Jeremy.

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-How do you fancy that, Chris?

-Yeah, well,

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I've been around a lot longer than most people here, so, yeah,

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I've seen more history, so, yeah, it's my thing.

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So, John, from the Old Dorks, is going to play Chris.

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And, yeah, it is his thing.

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Please take your positions in the Question Room.

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John, are you a history fan?

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Yes, no, I enjoy reading about history

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-and watching television programmes about it.

-Any sorts of periods?

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Oh, I think everyone's interested in sort of Tudor era,

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but also I think I like Russia and China in the 20th century.

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And if I had to pin you down on that, Chris, what would you say?

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Oh, favourite period of history?

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Probably the later Industrial Revolution.

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The time of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and people of that sort.

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-All the engineers.

-All the real engineers, yes.

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Brilliant. OK. So, this could be a clash of titans.

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It is History. John, would you like to go first or second?

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I'll go first, please.

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Here is your first question, John. Good luck.

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What was the Soviet military force created after the 1917 Revolution

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by the Communist government called?

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That's a good question.

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I think the communist colour is always,

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of course, referred to as red.

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The White Army, I think, was the Cossacks, the anti-revolutionaries.

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I think... I'm fairly certain that's the Red Army.

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Red Army is the right answer.

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Well done. OK, Chris, your question.

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Burnham Thorpe in Norfolk was the birthplace

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of which British historical figure?

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Yeah, his father was the vicar at Burnham Thorpe,

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and it was Horatio Nelson.

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It was indeed. Back to you, John.

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Between 1954 and 1962,

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which African country fought a war of independence against France?

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I think I'll rule out South Africa straightaway

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because that was Dutch-colonised, the Boers.

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Ethiopia was, I think, more colonised by the Italians...

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..in the area of the Mediterranean, so I think Algeria.

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Algeria is correct.

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Chris, the event known

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as the Boston Tea Party took place in which year?

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That was in the lead up to the American Revolution, it was 1773.

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1773 is the right answer.

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OK, you're steaming along rather nicely, both of you.

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They may get harder.

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Your question now, John.

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Which British soldier and administrator was described

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as a heaven-born general by Pitt the Elder?

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Well, Wolfe was a general - fought in Canada, but he was killed.

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I'm thinking that's probably Clive of India.

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Although I'm not fully certain, but I'd go Robert Clive.

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Let's see if Chris knows. Chris?

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Yeah, Clive of India, Plassey.

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Robert Clive is right. Three out of three. Well done, Challenger.

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Now let's see if you've dislodged

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Mr Hughes, which takes some doing.

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What type of weapon was the medieval petrary?

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Can you spell that, Jeremy?

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Petrary. P-E-T-R-A-R-Y.

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Ah, petra.

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Latin for rock.

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A machine for throwing rocks, so it's a catapult.

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Yes, very assured. Catapult is the right answer, well done.

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So three out of three, scores are level.

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Both know your history, I can tell.

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It gets a bit harder now, John, though,

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because we don't give you different options. Are you ready?

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-I am.

-Sudden Death, here we go.

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Amy Robsart, who supposedly died from falling down the stairs

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at her home, was the first wife of

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which of Elizabeth I's favourites?

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Well, I was going to say...

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..Essex, Lord Essex, but that's not a first name for you.

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I'm trying to dredge back some Tudor names.

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Robert Dudley.

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Robert Dudley is your answer.

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It's correct.

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JOHN SIGHS, JEREMY LAUGHS

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Well, I didn't think you were at the races there at all.

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I wasn't, that literally popped into my head at the last moment.

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That was remarkable. Well done. Your recall, that's extraordinary.

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Let's see if you're knocking out Chris now.

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Chris, you've got to get this right to stay in.

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Which US military leader was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953

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for his contribution to the economic rehabilitation of Europe?

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Well, that was the Marshall Plan, so it'll be General Marshall.

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I need a first name and a last name.

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Herbert Marshall.

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-Herbert Marshall?

-Hm.

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George C Marshall or George Marshall is the answer.

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Chris, you've been knocked out by John.

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Well played, John.

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Thank you.

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So Robert Dudley is now your patron saint?

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-Yes.

-That was brilliant, congratulations to you.

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Bad luck, Chris, you're out of the game.

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Come back, rejoin your teams. One more round to play before the final.

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So the Old Dorks are doing well,

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they've lost one brain from the final round,

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but the Eggheads have now lost two brains.

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And the next subject for you is Arts & Books.

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So last subject before the final, who wants this?

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OK, Mas, you fancy taking that?

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Mas will take that, please, Jeremy.

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OK, Mas, our semi-retired IT consultant.

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You've got Lisa or... I think

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I would call you an IT consultant, Pat.

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-I've been called worse.

-I think that's his kind of thing.

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So you could decide whether you have a soul mate or...

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-Lisa?

-Lisa, please, Jeremy.

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That's the way my husband played it,

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"Shall I go for a soul mate or Lisa?"

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THEY LAUGH

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Mas from the Old Dorks versus Lisa from the Eggheads.

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To ensure there's no conferring,

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

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All right, Mas, Arts & Books against Lisa,

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and would you like to go first or second?

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I would like to go first.

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So here is your first question, Mas.

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Who is the captain of the submarine Nautilus in the book

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20,000 Leagues Under The Sea?

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It's not Nemo.

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I'd like to go with Captain Flint.

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Captain Flint is the wrong answer.

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Lisa help me with Captain Flint, where is he from?

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He's not actually human - he's Treasure Island, he's a parrot.

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He's a parrot.

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So the submarine would have been in a lot of trouble.

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Nemo it was, Mas.

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And, Lisa, your question.

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Which John Betjeman poem

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features the lines,

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"Come, bombs, and blow to smithereens,

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"those air-conditioned bright canteens,

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"tinned fruits, tinned meat,

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"tinned milk, tinned beans?"

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It seems to fit in with

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"Come, friendly bombs, and fall on Slough."

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Unless he wrote a lot of poems like that, I better go with Slough.

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Anyone else know here?

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Eggheads? Slough is the answer.

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Yeah.

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OK, Mas.

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Bruce Bogtrotter is a character in which Roald Dahl book?

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I'd like to go with The Witches.

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Anyone here on the Challengers' side know their Roald Dahl?

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-No.

-It sounds like a Roald Dahl character, that's for sure.

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I would say not to Matilda, but I'm not sure between the other two.

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Now, interestingly, it is Matilda.

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-Oh, right.

-It is Matilda.

-Matilda is the answer, Mas.

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We've got to hope now Lisa gets this one wrong,

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or she's through to the final.

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The historical region of Kafiristan

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is the setting for which 1888 work by Rudyard Kipling?

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Don't know enough about The Man Who Would Be King

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or Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. That's hard.

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I suppose it could be either.

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Let's hedge my bets and go for The Man Who Would Be King.

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The Man Who Would Be King is the correct answer, Lisa.

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Well done, a bit of handy elimination there, worked for you.

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I'm sorry, Mas.

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It didn't quite break for you there, did it?

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-But...

-My weakest subject, that was.

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Still hope for your team.

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Please return to us. We will play the final round.

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So this is what we have been playing towards.

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It is time for the final round,

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which, as always, is General Knowledge.

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But I'm afraid those of you who lost your head-to-heads won't be allowed

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to take part in this round.

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So that's Mas and Mark from the Old Dorks,

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and also Chris and Beth from the Eggheads.

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Would you please now leave the studio?

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All right, Kevin, John, Hugh,

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you're playing to win the Old Dorks £26,000.

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We don't often get the jackpot this high.

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Lisa, Dave and Pat, you're playing to stop them.

0:20:410:20:44

You're playing to add to the jackpot and your incredible reputation.

0:20:440:20:48

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

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Gentlemen, they are all general knowledge and you can confer.

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So, Old Dorks, the question is,

0:20:550:20:57

are your three brains able to defeat these three in a famous victory?

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Kevin, John, Hugh, do you want to go first or second?

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We'll go first, please, Jeremy.

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Good luck. Playing for £26,000, here.

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Which British slang word for a prison

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comes from the Hindi for a shed or a lock-up?

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So, what's the thoughts, boys?

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On the three alternatives.

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It's coming from an Indian slang word.

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I think nick is a UK version for...

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-Just being pinched.

-Yes, stolen.

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Slammer sounds like an American word to do with the door,

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-the prison door slamming.

-Yes.

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So I'm leaning towards chokey, which sounds kind of Indian, but...

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-Any thoughts?

-Yeah, I think that would be my option.

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-Yes.

-We're not 100% sure, Jeremy,

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but we'll go with chokey.

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Chokey is quite right, well done.

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A Hindi word.

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Eggheads, which actor plays the role

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of Steve Wozniak in the Danny Boyle film Steve Jobs?

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Of the three, Seth Rogen

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looks most like Steve Wozniak.

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-OK.

-I'm fairly certain he was in it.

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-Oh, right, so.

-Just trying to narrow it down for the other two,

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just in case it is Jonah Hill, but I don't think it is.

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-No.

-I don't think Franco was anywhere near it.

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Steve Wozniak is kind of a bear of a man.

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-Yeah.

-I mean, obviously,

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with make-up, they can turn anybody into anybody, but without make-up,

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Seth Rogen is the most...

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the most similar in appearance.

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You, you'd be unlikely to cast Franco and you might think twice

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about casting Jonah Hill, if you couldn't get Seth Rogen.

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So maybe... I'm for that if you can see a physical resemblance.

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-OK.

-And you're happy?

-And I've got an inkling on the casting.

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Yeah. So you're happy that Rogen's in the film?

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-I think so, yeah.

-OK.

-OK, we'll go with that?

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-Yeah, do that.

-Try that.

-That's all.

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-Yeah.

-We're going to go with Seth Rogen.

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Seth Rogen is correct.

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-Well done.

-Well done, Pat, especially, there.

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Good quizzing by these Eggheads, then.

0:22:520:22:54

They are in great form at the moment, but the upside is,

0:22:540:22:57

the jackpot is high.

0:22:570:22:58

26,000.

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Your second question.

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Which of these Caribbean states

0:23:010:23:03

celebrated the 50th anniversary of its independence

0:23:030:23:08

from the UK in 2016?

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-OK, thoughts, chaps?

-Well...

-Haiti.

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-Rule out Haiti.

-Haiti wasn't a British colony, I don't think.

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So it would be like, 1966?

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1966, independence?

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I'm leaning towards Jamaica, but I don't know.

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-You think Barbados?

-I think...

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Barbados. Cos they are smaller, maybe.

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Your instinct is Barbados?

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-I don't have a strong view either way.

-Yeah, I'd go Barbados.

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I think,

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in the absence of any clarity, we'll go for Barbados.

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So Barbados was 1966, absolutely right, well done.

0:23:410:23:44

The 50th anniversary in 2016.

0:23:440:23:47

Two out of two for our Challengers.

0:23:470:23:49

They are ahead. Playing for 26,000.

0:23:490:23:52

Here is your question, Eggheads.

0:23:520:23:53

What English name is given to the character

0:23:530:23:56

written beneath the letter C in French

0:23:560:23:58

to signify that it should be pronounced softly, as an S,

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rather than as a hard K?

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Cedilla. Isn't it?

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-We're happy with cedilla?

-Yeah, like where you have garcon.

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And I think both circumflex and grave are above...

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-Circumflex is like that.

-One of those.

-And then grave is that way.

0:24:170:24:20

And we were told... He said beneath, didn't he?

0:24:200:24:22

-Yeah, he did say beneath.

-Quite right.

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But it is definitely a cedilla.

0:24:240:24:25

-Cedilla?

-Cedilla, yeah.

0:24:250:24:27

We're going with cedilla.

0:24:270:24:29

Cedilla is right.

0:24:290:24:30

Ooh, it's hotting up in here!

0:24:300:24:32

-Are you feeling it?

-We are.

0:24:320:24:34

£26,000, we're playing for.

0:24:340:24:36

You may just be one question away.

0:24:360:24:38

Here is your third.

0:24:380:24:40

What name is given to the microscopic openings in the

0:24:400:24:44

epidermis of leaves or young stems?

0:24:440:24:47

-Any thoughts, gentlemen?

-Gut instinct is stomata.

0:24:530:24:56

-Yeah.

-But I couldn't tell you why.

0:24:560:24:58

I think xylem is the stem.

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Yeah, the tube.

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I don't know why, when the answers first came up,

0:25:020:25:04

I was thinking stomata as well, but I could be totally just...

0:25:040:25:07

-Yeah, that would be my...

-We'll go with that.

0:25:070:25:09

Yeah, I think on the basis of a gut instinct more than science,

0:25:090:25:13

we'll go for stomata, Jeremy.

0:25:130:25:16

Stomata is the right answer.

0:25:160:25:18

Three out of three, playing really well.

0:25:180:25:20

You may not need to do any more work today.

0:25:200:25:22

-That'd be nice.

-Let us see.

0:25:220:25:24

And if you get this wrong, Eggheads,

0:25:240:25:27

the jackpot is theirs and we go all the way back down to £1,000.

0:25:270:25:32

Eggs, what nickname was given to the World War II bomber

0:25:320:25:36

the Handley Page Hampton?

0:25:360:25:38

Here's where Chris would come in useful.

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I've heard of the Flying Bedstead,

0:25:460:25:47

but I'm slightly concerned it was one of

0:25:470:25:49

those experimental...

0:25:490:25:50

-Yeah.

-..hovering gizmos.

0:25:500:25:53

I mean, obviously,

0:25:530:25:55

the name could have been used twice.

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-Yes.

-You know, the early, sort of, jet pack.

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Yeah. I'm not rushing in,

0:26:000:26:02

but I'm going to really look at the other two.

0:26:020:26:07

I would have gone the Bedstead.

0:26:070:26:08

It's just, I mean, the contraption

0:26:080:26:10

was an extraordinary-looking thing.

0:26:100:26:12

It didn't look like an aeroplane. That's why they called it...

0:26:120:26:14

It looked like an old, brass bed with rockets.

0:26:140:26:17

-Yeah.

-So it's, it's not the most obvious name for a bomber.

0:26:170:26:20

Bombers are big, heavy, lumbering things.

0:26:200:26:22

Suitcase? Because it's full of bombs?

0:26:220:26:24

No? They just pack it full of bombs, it takes off and drops them?

0:26:240:26:28

Bath Tub would be just its general fuselage shape.

0:26:280:26:30

If it was a seaplane, then Bath Tub might make a bit more sense.

0:26:300:26:35

I don't know. Well, we are at sea, here.

0:26:350:26:37

Cos, I mean, if we're going the other two...

0:26:370:26:39

-We are on...

-..we're on a wing and a prayer, aren't we?

0:26:390:26:41

Wing and a prayer, sorry!

0:26:410:26:43

We are struggling to find any sort of aircraft at all that was named

0:26:430:26:46

after those things, but both of you could think of an aircraft

0:26:460:26:48

with a bedstead attached to it.

0:26:480:26:50

-Bedstead.

-Yeah.

-So I'm...

0:26:500:26:51

And a suitcase full of bombs, no?

0:26:510:26:52

-No. It could be, but... I've never heard of it.

-Logistically, if you

0:26:520:26:56

haven't got a plane idea to attach to it,

0:26:560:26:58

I think you're going to have to go with Bedstead,

0:26:580:27:00

-because you have got an idea.

-Yeah, we have, that's the best one.

0:27:000:27:03

Well, it does exist as a phrase.

0:27:030:27:04

Whether it existed twice,

0:27:040:27:06

for the experimental gizmo and for a proper bomber...

0:27:060:27:08

It's entirely possible...

0:27:080:27:09

-It could have done.

-..that it is a different plane,

0:27:090:27:12

-but I don't think we've got anything better to gone.

-No.

-OK.

0:27:120:27:14

All right. Sorry about that, Pat.

0:27:140:27:15

-So we're going for Bedstead?

-Yeah, Bedstead, yes.

0:27:150:27:17

-Go on.

-Sorry, mate.

-OK, we're in serious trouble, here.

0:27:170:27:20

There was an experimental contraption, definitely,

0:27:200:27:22

called the Flying Bedstead,

0:27:220:27:23

which looked nothing like an aeroplane at all,

0:27:230:27:25

but nonetheless, Flying Bedstead is a phrase that we have heard.

0:27:250:27:29

-Erm, so, we are in trouble. We're going for Bedstead?

-Yeah.

0:27:300:27:33

We're going for Flying Bedstead, and with great trepidation.

0:27:330:27:36

I'm wondering if we should take this to Chris.

0:27:360:27:38

-We're going to have to.

-OK, Chris, you've got it,

0:27:380:27:40

just don't say it too quickly, there's a lot at stake.

0:27:400:27:42

This is over to you.

0:27:420:27:44

In one word, is it the Flying Bedstead?

0:27:440:27:46

-No.

-What is it?

0:27:460:27:48

It's the Flying Suitcase!

0:27:480:27:50

We say congratulations, Challengers.

0:27:500:27:52

You have won!

0:27:520:27:53

Thank you. Thanks very much. Thank you.

0:27:530:27:56

JEREMY LAUGHS

0:27:560:27:59

And I know, dear Chris,

0:27:590:28:00

that in your sleep, you would have got that right.

0:28:000:28:03

-Yeah.

-It was called the Suitcase, by the way,

0:28:030:28:05

cos it had very cramped crew conditions,

0:28:050:28:07

so it was quite a bog-standard reason for a nickname, you know?

0:28:070:28:10

There we are. You knock out Chris,

0:28:100:28:12

it doesn't seem significant at the time.

0:28:120:28:13

Chris knows the answer.

0:28:130:28:15

Therefore, the Eggheads are stopped in their tracks.

0:28:150:28:17

And we say congratulations, Challengers.

0:28:170:28:19

You've done really well. You've won £26,000.

0:28:190:28:21

We haven't had a jackpot that big for a long time!

0:28:210:28:23

And you can say you are officially cleverer

0:28:230:28:25

than the Eggheads over here.

0:28:250:28:27

You've proved, certainly, that they can be beaten.

0:28:270:28:29

Eggheads, you played well at the end, there.

0:28:290:28:31

I mean, you were really truffling,

0:28:310:28:32

you just got to the wrong answer and it's ended your run

0:28:320:28:35

in the most dramatic way.

0:28:350:28:37

Well, join us next time on Eggheads

0:28:370:28:39

to see if a new team of Challengers will be just as successful.

0:28:390:28:42

Till then, goodbye.

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