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


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These people are amongst the greatest quiz players in Britain.

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Together, they make up the Eggheads,

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arguably the most formidable quiz team in the country.

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The question is, can they be beaten?

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Welcome to Eggheads,

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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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Feeling a little bit battered and bruised, are we?

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-Mm.

-A little.

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All right, ready to play again, as they always are.

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Taking on the might of our quiz Goliaths today are

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the Racquet Scientists from Manchester.

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The team are members of the Northern Lawn Tennis Club in Didsbury.

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-So let's meet them.

-Hi, I'm Rambali, I'm an engineering consultant.

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Hello, my name is Kai, I'm a surgeon.

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Hi, I'm Karen, and I'm a property manager.

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Hi, I'm Damian, and I'm a writer and critic.

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Hi, I'm Yussef, and I'm a doctor.

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-So, Rambali and team, hello. ALL:

-Hello!

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Nice to see you. Thank you for coming in.

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Do you have actual scientists, Rambali?

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Yes, we do. I'm a scientist and there are two doctors in the team.

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-So that is Kai and Yussef down the end?

-Yes.

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We've got quite a lot of international dimension, haven't we?

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-Because you're originally from India.

-Yes, I am.

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-And then Kai originally from Malaysia.

-That's right.

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Karen, Australia.

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Damian and Yussef, UK.

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So you've got all angles covered here, I'm thinking.

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Pretty much, I think, yeah!

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LAUGHTER

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You quiz, that's the key thing.

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We do, yeah. We quiz together at the Northern

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and a place called the Cornerhouse in Manchester

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which has closed down now, five years ago.

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The tennis connection is stronger than the quizzing connection,

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but I think we've got enough here.

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OK, very good. You could always quiz while you're playing tennis,

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-but that could be... That can be difficult, actually!

-Yeah.

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-What's it like to face these five?

-It's a bit daunting.

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Because we've seen them for years. They're really good.

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And we've seen worse odds in tennis, as well.

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-Have you got a secret plan?

-We've got it all worked out.

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-We'll see how it pans out.

-OK. Good luck to you.

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

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for our challengers. However, if they fail to defeat the Eggheads,

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the prize money rolls over to the next show.

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Now, Racquet Scientists, my reference to them

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being a little bit battered is that they lost the last game.

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The challengers won, so the jackpot today is £1,000.

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And would you like to try and win it?

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-Absolutely.

-Good stuff.

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The first head-to-head battle is on the subject of Science.

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And you can choose between Beth, Kevin, Chris, Steve and Lisa.

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-Who's going to take it?

-I think Yussef.

-Yussef, yeah?

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-Are you ready to go on science?

-I'll do it.

-Come on, you can do it!

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-OK.

-We'll go Yussef on Science, please.

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OK, against which Egghead? Any one of them.

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Who looks unscientific?

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Did we say Steve? Do you want to take Steve on, on Science?

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Hm.

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Steve's looking away, so I think...

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LAUGHTER

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-I'm nervous!

-We'll go for Steve.

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Yeah, he does that when he's nervous.

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He glances for the exit, yeah.

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That was a good bit of reading of body language there.

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Yussef from the Racquet Scientists is playing Steve from the Eggheads.

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Please, to ensure there's no conferring,

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take your positions in our legendary Question Room.

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So, Yussef, you are definitely one of the scientists, you are a doctor?

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Yes.

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But you've also danced on the ceiling?

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Yes. That was one of our apres-ski moments.

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We all go skiing every year

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and the group picked me up to the ceiling one time

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at a bar, apres-skiing,

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and so I danced on the ceiling to Dancing On The Ceiling.

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Oh, they were playing the Lionel Richie song Dancing On The Ceiling

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and, at that point, your friends all turned you upside down?

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I believe they were.

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Listen, if you win this round, we're doing it again.

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Right! As long as you join me.

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Yeah. It's actually quite a high ceiling in here.

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Science is the subject. You're playing Steve.

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Would you like to go first or second?

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I think I'll go first, Jeremy.

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OK, here we go. Your first question.

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Britain's only venomous snake, the adder, is a member of which family?

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

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-..python.

-Python is your answer.

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OK, let us see with your team-mates, do they know?

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Because I'm thinking, Karen, with your Australian background,

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you will know all about snakes.

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-We have more than one!

-Yeah.

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We only have one. I've never even seen one here.

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I didn't even know there was a poisonous snake in England.

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No. There is literally only one, you know.

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-One, literally.

-I think we were thinking viper.

-Yeah.

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Yeah, they're saying viper.

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Viper is the answer, Yussef.

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-Ah.

-Viper.

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OK, Steve, your question, to take the lead.

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What name is given to the complex of ganglia and radiating nerves

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of the sympathetic system located near the pit of the human stomach?

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The only one that seems to work is solar plexus, so I'll say that.

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Solar plexus is correct. You would have known that, Yussef, I know.

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That's your thing as a doctor.

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Let's hope you get some more medical questions here.

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In a piston engine, which of these parts is said to have a big end?

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Could you repeat the question, please?

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Yes. Yussef, in a piston engine,

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which of these parts is said to have a big end?

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Connecting rod.

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It's the right answer. Well done.

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-Well done.

-Good man!

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So, you've had snakes and motors.

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We've got to get you on to medicine soon.

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Steve, your question.

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Under normal circumstances, which of these measures

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most closely approximates the terminal velocity

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of a skydiver in a free-fall position?

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I have absolutely no idea.

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Um. 700 seems very fast.

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HE EXHALES

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I've got to say something. I'll say...120.

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Eggheads, do you know this?

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Well, 120mph is right if we're talking about in the atmosphere.

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Baumgartner came down from outside the atmosphere,

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and reached a higher speed because of no atmospheric resistance.

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But, ordinary jump-out-of-a-plane type skydiving, yeah,

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terminal velocity's 120mph-ish.

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Hence why that question started with "under normal circumstances".

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120mph is correct, Steve, well done.

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OK, Yussef, pressure's on here.

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You've got to get this right to stay in.

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In which year were canaries finally phased out of British coal mines

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as an early warning protection against poisonous gases?

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I'm going to go for 1986.

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Right, the later of the three?

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You're absolutely right! '86 is right.

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Brilliant play. What made you...

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Because I would have thought that sounds so retro.

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Things always happen, in my experience of occupational issues,

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is they happen late on,

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-so the other years seemed far too early to me.

-Yeah, fascinating.

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OK, you're right.

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So, level with Steve, but he has this question in hand.

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Steve, this for the round.

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What type of bird is the garganey, an occasional visitor to the UK?

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It's G-A-R-G-A-N-E-Y, Steve.

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I think it's a duck, Jeremy, so that's my answer.

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Duck is the right answer, Steve, well done.

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Sorry, Yussef. It's that wretched adder that knocked you out.

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And you won't be in the final, Steve will.

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Please return to your teams, we'll play the second round.

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So, we had a bit of free fall going on there.

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120mph if you're a normal free-faller.

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If you're Felix Baumgartner, who went into space,

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it's more like 833mph, his top speed as he fell.

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As Chris says, without the atmosphere.

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OK, so, as it stands,

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the Racquet Scientists have lost a brain from the final round.

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The Eggheads are all sitting there, just trying to recover their poise

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after the thing we can't mention, the last contest.

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The next subject for you is Sport.

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Who would like this?

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-Um. I'll take on Sport, yeah.

-OK, Rambali.

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And you can take anyone on, except Steve.

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I think we've discussed this beforehand,

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and I'd like to take on Chris, please.

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I'm sensing that the plan is in action here.

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It's rolling out. Rambali takes his racquet on to court against Chris.

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On Sport. Please go to the Question Room now.

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Rambali, I saw you jump at Sport there,

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so I'm thinking it's your thing?

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Sports and science, actually.

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I probably should have taken them on for the team in the last round,

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but I was hoping sports would come up.

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Oh, did you know about the adder?

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I think the adder was probably the easier one.

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I think Yussef got the difficult ones right, actually.

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That's true enough. What are your favourite sports?

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Er, tennis, obviously. I follow cricket, football,

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Olympics, mostly the athletics in the Olympics.

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All right, so, Rambali, Sport we're on,

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would you like to go first or second?

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

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OK, he's taking you by surprise there, Chris,

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you've got the first question. Here it is.

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Which of these South African golfers was born first?

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Well... Gary Player goes back a long way.

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Ernie Els is more recent, so is Retief Goosen.

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So it's Gary Player.

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It is Gary Player, you're quite right.

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Is golf your thing, Rambali?

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Absolutely not.

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Here's your question.

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In Rugby Union, which of these is a score worth three points?

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In Rugby Union.

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I've heard of a try and a drop goal, but I'm not sure.

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Is a try worth three points?

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I think the drop goal is a bit like the penalty, isn't it?

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I'm going to say try, but I'm not sure.

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Let's see. Team-mates? Damian, do you know this?

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I think it's conversion.

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It's a drop goal.

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Who says drop goal?

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Kai. Yeah, Kai is right. Drop goal is the answer.

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Chris has a chance to go two ahead here.

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In football, what name is given to the technique of kicking the ball

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with the kicking foot wrapped behind the standing foot?

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Yeah, nutmeg is kicking the ball through the legs of an opponent,

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so it's not nutmeg.

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Rabona means nothing to me.

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Is Catenaccio an Italian footballer who perfected the technique?

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Possible. I'll go Catenaccio.

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Catenaccio. Steve knows this. Steve?

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It's Rabona.

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I think I've seen a clip of a footballer called David Dunn

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who tried a Rabona and fell over. All very embarrassing.

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-Yeah.

-The famous... Do you remember that moment?

-Yeah.

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Rabona is the answer, Chris.

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Get this right to catch up, Rambali.

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The ball used in which sport is held together

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by 108 double stitches in waxed red thread?

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(Waxed thread?)

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Could you repeat the question, Jeremy, please?

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The ball used in which sport is held together by 108 double stitches

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in waxed red thread?

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Obviously cricket and baseball have threads on them.

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I'm just a little bit confused between cricket and baseball now

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because you put me off with the red thread.

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I'm going to say cricket.

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Cricket is your answer?

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Funnily enough, I've got one of these, given to me

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by an American friend. It's on my bedside table.

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It is baseball. Because the baseball is white and the thread is red.

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-Ah!

-I'm thinking in cricket, maybe the thread is...

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Probably black or white, and it's a red ball.

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The ball is red, yeah, that's right.

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So, baseball is the answer.

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So we go back to Chris.

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Chris, for the round.

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Which NBA basketball player set a record in November 2016

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with 13 three-point baskets in a single match?

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Never heard of Stephen Curry in connection with basketball.

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But there's a vague inkling for LeBron James.

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So that's my answer, LeBron James.

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-No, the answer is Stephen Curry.

-Is it? Mm-hm.

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OK, Rambali, you've got a chance to pull back.

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You need to get this one right, now, and take him to Sudden Death.

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Which boxer, born in 1883 and nicknamed the Boston Terror,

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earned a reputation as the greatest boxer never to win a world title?

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The Boston Terror? Er...

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Born in 1883.

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Boxing's not really my thing, to be honest,

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and I haven't heard of the Boston Terror.

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I'm going to say Joe Walcott, but it's a complete guess, I'm afraid.

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-Chris, do you know?

-Sam Langford.

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Sam Langford is the answer, Rambali.

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So, Chris has taken the round with his single correct answer

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and will be in the final.

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Please return to us. We'll see what Round Three brings.

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So the Racquet Scientists have lost another brain from the final round.

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They've lost two now. The Eggheads are still sitting there.

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The next subject is Geography. Who would like this?

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Which Racquet Scientist wants this?

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-Er, Geography.

-I'm afraid that's you, Kai.

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Yeah. I think it's going to be Kai that will take the Eggheads on.

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OK. Kai, our surgeon, against whom?

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And it can be either Kevin or Beth or Lisa?

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Do you want to take Lisa on? I think Beth's quite good at Geography.

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-They're all good.

-I'll fancy my chances.

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-It is?

-Lisa.

-All right, great stuff.

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-How do you feel about that, Lisa?

-I would fancy his chances, too!

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LAUGHTER

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Have we got through our Australian thing?

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I suppose at least it's not Karen.

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That makes it slightly less embarrassing.

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You've had a number of issues with Australia, Karen, but hopefully,

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they're behind us now.

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Kai from the Racquet Scientists

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playing Lisa from the Eggs on Geography.

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Please take your positions.

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Kai, you're a surgeon.

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-Yes.

-Any particular speciality?

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I do urology, so that covers things like kidney cancers,

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kidney stones, that's my subspecialty.

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I also do erection issues, prostates.

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OK, glad we brought that up!

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LAUGHTER

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You can have my card later, if you need it!

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LAUGHTER

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You're originally from Malaysia, Kai?

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Yes, yes. Originally. My parents are all in Malaysia.

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Yeah. I make my ritual visit every year.

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Lisa, that's dangerously close to the part of the world

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which has caused us a bit of trouble in Geography, shall we say?

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You'd think I'd be slightly better on Malaysia,

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given that it's actually where my grandmother's from.

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She's not lived out there for a very long time

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but that's where she was born.

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-She still very much regards Malaysia as her country.

-Right.

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I thought you had some Chinese heritage?

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She is of Chinese parentage,

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-but she was actually born and raised in Malaysia.

-Fascinating.

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Well, how about that for a tangential connection.

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Kai, we're on Geography, do you want to go first or second?

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I'll go first, Jeremy.

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All right. Which French city is the administrative centre

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of the department called Nord?

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Nord is N-O-R-D.

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Nord. Now...

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..I've been to Cannes. I don't think that's it.

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I'm trying to think. Nord.

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Sounds northern.

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I'm going to say Lille.

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Yes, well done, it is Lille.

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Good man.

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Lisa, your question.

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What is the English translation of Zhujiang

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in the local name of a major Chinese river?

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I think the one you hear the most is probably the Pearl River.

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Yeah, Pearl.

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OK. You're right. Pearl it is.

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You can see where this is going, can't you, these questions?

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We see the drift inexorably to that part of the world.

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OK, your question, Kai.

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What is the straight-line distance from Manchester to Berlin?

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In a straight line.

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To Berlin.

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I think 138 seems a bit short.

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908 seems too much.

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In fact, 654 seems too much.

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GENTLE LAUGHTER

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I'm going to say...138.

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Pretty close, you think?

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Anyone here know? Been? Done it? Flown?

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-I'd have thought 654.

-Yeah.

-Yeah.

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-Eggs?

-654.

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654 is the answer.

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138, where would that get you to? Manchester...

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That would get you into France, basically?

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Well, if you go in a straight line to Berlin,

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that'd dump you in the middle of the North Sea.

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Yeah, we think you'd be in the sea with that, Kai.

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OK. Lisa.

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Which South African city is the home

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of the country's Houses of Parliament?

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Now, South Africa has three different capitals

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because they have different administrative centres, I think,

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stashed away in all three.

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I think the three they split it between is actually

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Pretoria, Cape Town and Bloemfontein.

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And as only one of those is there, maybe that's the one to go for.

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On the basis of that logic, I think I might have to go for Cape Town.

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No, I'll do my best with the logical path I've got and say Cape Town.

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Cape Town is the right answer. Well done.

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I suppose the simple way is to think

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where would they rather spend their time?

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Well, you know South Africa much better than I do, Jeremy.

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I think if Pretoria was in there, that would have been a stinker

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because that's, I think, like Whitehall,

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-that's where their administration is.

-OK.

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So, that means, Kai, you need to get this one right to stay in.

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Maybe if you get this right,

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it's the sign of the tide turning for our Racquet Scientists.

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What is the name, Kai, of the official currency of Sudan?

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Well, it's not the pound.

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It's not the franc. I'm going to have to go rial.

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-It's the pound, Kai.

-Tsk, oh.

-It really is the pound.

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I'm sorry, that means you've been knocked out by Lisa.

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Well done, Lisa, through to the final again.

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Please return to us. We've got one more round to play.

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So it's looking awkward for the Racquet Scientists,

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-but by no means impossible, is it, Eggheads?

-Not at all.

-Not at all.

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You've lost three brains from the final round.

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The Eggheads are still all there, they haven't lost any.

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And the last subject before the final is Music.

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Who would like Music? It can be either Karen or Damian.

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-Yeah, that's me!

-Oh, it's you, Karen, is it?

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-Super-enthusiastic, yes.

-OK. Good.

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You've got two Eggheads left to choose between, Kevin and Beth.

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-Um.

-Shall we go Beth or Kevin?

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It's up to you.

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-I'd say take on Beth.

-All right. OK, Beth.

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-Beth, run-out for you?

-Yep.

-Very good.

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Karen from the Racquet Scientists, Beth from the Eggheads to do battle.

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Please go to our Question Room.

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OK, Karen, Music. And would you like to go first or second?

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First, please.

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Good luck, Karen, here we go.

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Elton John is famous for performing on which musical instrument?

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Right, um, I do know this one. It's piano.

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Unmistakably so, yeah. It's the piano.

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Beth, your question.

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"I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath,

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"scared to rock the boat and make a mess,"

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are the opening lines to which hit single?

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I'm going to need the line again, please?

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"I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath,

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"scared to rock the boat and make a mess." Opening line.

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I'm pretty sure that's not Poker Face.

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I've got the chorus running around my head, not the opening lines.

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Um...

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That sounds like it could be Roar by Katy Perry.

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The sentiment's correct and the answer's correct, too.

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Roar is right. Well done, Beth. OK, Karen.

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Adele's hit song Chasing Pavements was included

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on which of her albums?

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Could you repeat the name of the song?

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Adele's hit song Chasing Pavements, which of her albums was it on?

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I've got a 33% chance with this one!

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25, I think that's the latest one.

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And she's got the other two, 19 and 21.

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Chasing Pavements, I'm afraid I haven't heard of it.

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So I'm going to go for the earlier album.

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I'll go for 19, please.

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19 her age when she recorded it.

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Yes, it's one of her oldest songs, it is 19!

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-Whoo.

-Well done.

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OK, Beth, to catch up.

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Bruno Mars was born and raised in which US state?

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Bruno Mars.

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Ah. A Bruno Mars song was at number one when my son was born.

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I think he was raised in...Hawaii.

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You're absolutely right. Hawaii it is.

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-Was that a guess or did you know that?

-I vaguely knew.

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But it's...

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There's not many from Hawaii. There's Jack Johnson, I guess.

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-Yeah.

-My theory is you only get music where it rains.

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Liverpool, Manchester...

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I suppose that's a bit insulting for Australia, Karen, I am sorry.

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OK, here's your question.

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Nuages, Fetes and Sirenes are the three movements

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of an orchestral composition called Nocturnes

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by which French composer born in 1862?

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Erm, Nocturnes?

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The one who comes to mind is Frederic Chopin.

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It is actually Claude Debussy.

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Bother.

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So a chance for Beth to take the round with this third question.

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Which artist married Canadian-born jazz singer Diana Krall in 2003?

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This is the very marvellous Elvis Costello.

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He's very marvellous, and the right answer. Elvis Costello is correct.

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Well done, Beth. You're in the final round.

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Sorry, Karen. Beaten on Music there.

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If you both return to your teams, we're going to play that final.

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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 head-to-heads

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

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So Rambali, Kai, Karen and Yussef from the Racquet Scientists,

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would you please now leave the studio?

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Damian, you are playing to win the Racquet Scientists £1,000.

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Lisa, Steve, Chris, Kevin and Beth,

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you're playing for something that money can't buy,

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the Eggheads' reputation, and to get this show back on the road.

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

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This time they're all General Knowledge.

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I usually say you can confer

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but, obviously, that's difficult on your own.

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Damian, the question is,

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can your one brain defeat these five in a famous victory?

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Would you like to go first or second?

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I think I'll go second, Jeremy.

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OK, Damian going second, so this is your question, Eggs.

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What colour are the six stars on the national flag of Australia?

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-Go with white?

-White.

-Yeah.

-White.

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-They are white.

-They are indeed white.

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That was Karen's question, of course. I put that in for you.

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LAUGHTER

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Damian, which of these terms refers to a style of upwards-opening door

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used in the design of some motorcars?

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Oh, I don't know. Um.

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I don't think it will be goose-wing.

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So I'm thinking it will either be bat-wing or gull-wing.

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I'm going to go for gull-wing.

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I'm glad you did. It is gull-wing, well done.

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Well done. Bat-wing would be tempting.

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Eggheads, the 16th century poem called The Lusiads

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has become a national epic of which European country?

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-Portugal.

-Portugal?

-Yeah.

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Yeah, the Lusiads refers to the classic, or the Roman name

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for Portugal which was Lusitania, that area. It's Portugal.

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Is there nothing you don't know, Eggheads? Portugal's right.

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They're playing well but had a bad game last time

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and they might still be in a panic.

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Keep pressing here, Damian.

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Which British Prime Minister's term in office

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was the briefest of the 20th-century?

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Again, I don't really know, um...

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I...I don't think it was Andrew Bonar Law.

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I don't actually know about Henry Campbell-Bannerman.

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But I do know that Alec Douglas-Home was Prime Minister

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for a short period of time, so I'm going to go for him.

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-Alec Douglas-Home.

-OK, Alec Douglas-Home is your answer.

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Let's just go through the dates, this is quite an interesting one.

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Firstly, on Douglas-Home, he was Prime Minister after Macmillan.

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-Is that right?

-Yeah.

-And for how long?

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For a bit under a year. He came to power in '63,

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and then Labour won the '64 general election under Harold Wilson,

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and took power.

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So it's not a bad answer but is it the correct answer?

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-I think it's Bonar Law.

-What were his dates?

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Well, '22 through into '23, it was only a few...

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Over the end of the year, just a few months.

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Campbell-Bannerman, about three years

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in the first decade of the 20th century.

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-The answer is Andrew Bonar Law.

-Oh.

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OK.

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This gives the Eggheads, because they went first,

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the chance to take the contest on this question.

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Andre Courreges, who died in 2016,

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was best known as a designer of which items?

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Clothes? Clothes.

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-Fashion designer.

-I think he's a fashion designer.

-Yeah.

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Although he did also design toilets.

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Fair enough.

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-Yeah, OK?

-Yep.

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We think he was best-known as a fashion designer, so it's clothes.

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OK. Lisa threw in toilets at the and there,

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that wasn't going to put you off. Was that a serious...?

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It's genuine. It comes from Peter Mayle's book, A Year In Provence.

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So, trying to buy a Pierre Cardin loo and couldn't,

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because they found they'd been discontinued.

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But they found out that Courreges also made toilets.

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Pierre Cardin also obviously better known as a clothes designer.

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It's why you're an Egghead, you read the book and remember that fact.

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I read that book and I've forgotten it.

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The answer, Eggheads, is clothes. We say congratulations, you have won.

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When they're all five there, it is tricky.

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-They're formidable.

-They are formidable.

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I thought the toilet reference at the end

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might throw them into confusion, but no.

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They knew it was clothes. They knew it all, actually, today.

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-Very well done.

-They had a bad game in the last game,

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so they're back on track. But commiserations, Damian.

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I know the plan wasn't quite to end up alone.

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-A pleasure, anyway.

-Played well.

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Commiserations to all the Racquet Scientists,

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thanks so much for joining us.

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The Eggheads have done what comes naturally to them,

0:27:480:27:50

and they are back in control of quiz land.

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It does mean you're not going home with the £1,000,

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so we start to build up the jackpot once again.

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The money rolls over to our next show.

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Eggheads, well done.

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Are you now the formidable force, unbeatable even? Let's see.

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

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have the brains to take them down. £2,000 says they don't.

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Till then, goodbye.

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