Episode 48 Eggheads


Episode 48

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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They are the Eggheads, fizzing with knowledge, I think?

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Hopefully!

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Before we start,

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if you're interested at home in answering a question yourself...

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-Dave, you've got one?

-I've got one, I've got a question for you.

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Which American TV soap star's leg features prominently

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in publicity posters for the 1967 film The Graduate?

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-You'll come to us later with the answer.

-Yes, I will.

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Hoping to beat the might of the Eggheads today

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are The Wembles, from Shropshire.

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This team are all members

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of the Wem And District University Of The Third Age.

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-So let's meet them.

-Hello. I'm Paul, I'm a retired project manager.

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Hello. I'm Allan, I'm a retired papermaker.

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Hello. I'm Liz and I'm a retired HR manager.

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Hello. I'm Roger, a retired civil servant.

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Hello. I'm Glyn, I'm a retired accountant.

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So, Paul and team, hello.

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ALL: Hello.

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And, Paul, it's crucially not the Open University,

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that's something else? Right, so the University Of The Third Age is what?

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University Of The Third Age is an organisation, about 20 years old now.

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There are over 1,000 of them in different parts of the UK.

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Wem And District is where we all met, the U3A in Wem.

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As people who are in the University Of The Third Age,

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your interest is learning, isn't it?

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It's not learning specifically,

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it's enjoying things that you do because you want to,

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-not because you have to.

-Broadening the mind?

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-Exactly.

-And Wem is a village in...?

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It's small market town in North Shropshire.

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And I know it's famous for one person in particular, is it?

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You know this, Eggheads? Have you discussed it already or not?

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OK, give this a go.

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If I say one of England's greatest essayists and critics?

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Hazlitt?

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-Yes.

-William Hazlitt?

-Kevin says William Hazlitt.

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He's right, again.

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You never get one past him, do you?

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So, have you quizzed together, then, Paul?

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Not as a team. This is our debut as a team.

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Allan and I, and Roger and I have quizzed in different teams,

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but as a group, this is our debut.

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Good luck, Challengers. Every day, there is £1,000 worth

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of cash up for grabs for our Challengers.

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However, if they fail to defeat the Eggheads, that prize money,

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as you know, rolls over. It all adds up.

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Now, Wembles, the Eggheads are on,

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I don't know if it's a streak or a roll,

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but they're looking a bit impressive - they've won the last five.

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So it means there's £6,000 for you to win today, if you beat them.

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-Do you want to try?

-Oh, yes!

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OK, let battle commence.

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First head-to-head is on the subject of Geography.

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So it's one of you against either Dave, Steve, Beth, Kevin or Judith.

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We'll go with Roger on this one.

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OK, so Roger, retired civil servant, which Egghead?

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Any one of the five? Who looks shaky?

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None of them, really! Which one would you like?

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-Steve?

-We'll go with Steve, please, Jeremy.

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Very good, let's get cracking,

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Roger from the Wembles versus Steve from the Eggheads.

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

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Roger, when you were in your early 20s, you did one of the most amazing trips?

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I did. Well, I did a trip, an overland trip, across Europe and Asia,

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ending up in Australia and New Zealand, yes.

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And what happened when you got to New Zealand?

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My wife was also travelling with me, she wasn't my wife then,

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she was a young lady I met up with on the trip, and we got married.

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Wonderful! So, together 49 years, I gather?

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-We've been together ever since, yes.

-How lovely. So I think Geography could be your subject,

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Roger, against Steve. Would you like to go first or second?

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I think I'll go first, Jeremy.

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Here we go. What colour is the bottom stripe

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of the national flag of the Netherlands?

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Well, I don't think yellow's in it.

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I can't remember green being in the flag, so it must be blue.

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Blue is the right answer. Steve,

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the famous Edinburgh statue

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of Greyfriars Bobby depicts which animal?

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I think it's some sort of terrier, so it must be a dog.

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Yeah, what's the story there?

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The owner died and the dog famously wouldn't leave his grave,

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and it stayed there for ever.

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-And became a statue.

-Ha!

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Dog is the answer. Back to you, Roger.

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Which of these countries is larger

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than the United Kingdom in terms of area?

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That's a difficult one.

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I don't think it's South Korea.

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Thailand's long and narrow.

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I think it would be Bangladesh.

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Bangladesh is your answer. Do your team mates know, anyone?

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Think he's right? Not sure?

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It's actually Thailand.

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-Oh, dear.

-Yeah.

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OK, Steve, to take the lead.

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How tall is Japan's highest mountain, Fuji?

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And you've given it in metres as well.

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Oh, dear. Erm...

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So basically I've got to treble it for Fuji.

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It's big, but I don't think it's that big.

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I could be completely off beam here.

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I don't think it's as tall as 7,776, so I'll go for the middle one,

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I'll try 5,776.

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Yeah, you've gone wrong as well.

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-It's 3,776.

-Really?! Right.

-You wanted to do that in feet,

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so you've got 11,000 feet or something.

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Hmm. I thought it was bigger than that.

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OK, one each after two questions.

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Back to you, Roger. That was handy, wasn't it?

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-It was indeed, yes.

-Good old Fuji.

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Santa Catalina Island

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lies approximately 22 miles off the coast of which US state?

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Well, I don't know.

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I don't think it's New York.

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So, Florida or California?

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There are a lot of islands south of Florida.

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I'll go for Florida.

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I think Paul knows this, Paul?

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-It's California.

-California.

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Is it near Alcatraz or something?

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No, Santa Catalina's further south.

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Just before you get to Mexico, going south.

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OK, so it's off LA or San Diego or somewhere?

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California is the answer, Roger.

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

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Gaborone is the capital of which Southern African country?

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I'm sure Roger would know this as well.

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It's Botswana, Jeremy.

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Botswana is quite right. Steve, you've taken the round.

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Well done, two out of three.

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Roger, I'm sorry. Knocked out by our Egghead.

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It's just the start for you guys, you can come roaring back.

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Return to us, please, and we'll play round two.

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So, tricky start for the Wembles,

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who've lost a brain from the final round, the Eggheads have not lost any.

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Now is the time to strike back, Challengers.

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The next subject is Film & TV.

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Who would like this?

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-That's me, isn't it? Yeah, yeah.

-OK, Liz.

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Retired HR manager against which Egghead?

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-Can't be Steve.

-Beth, please.

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-Good news for you?

-Yeah, I don't often get these.

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No, I think you're a boxset binger.

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-I am.

-Yeah, like me.

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So, Liz from the Wembles takes on Beth from the Eggheads.

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Film and TV the subject, please go to our legendary Question Room.

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So, Beth, what are we bingeing on at the moment?

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Oh, Orange Is The New Black.

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How about you, Liz, what do you enjoy watching?

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I enjoy watching crime series.

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I really enjoyed the Scandinavian crime series - The Bridge, The Killing.

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All right, well, good luck against Beth, Liz.

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Do you want to go first or second?

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I'll go first, please, Jeremy.

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Here we go. In 2009,

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Fern Britton stepped down

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as presenter of which TV programme after ten years?

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I don't recall Fern Britton presenting Loose Women.

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Or The One Show, so I would say it's This Morning.

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It is This Morning, you're quite right.

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And went on to do lots of interviews in a great series.

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OK, Beth - what genre is the 1973 film The Exorcist?

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Romantic comedy!

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Oh, how hilarious. I actually went to see this

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when it was rereleased in a cinema in the late '90s.

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-It's a horror film.

-It is a horror film.

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Is it scary, I've never seen it?

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It depends on your reference point.

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It would have been scary when it was first released.

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OK. Question two, Liz.

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The main story of the 2017 Film Kong: Skull Island

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is set in which decade?

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Oh, I don't know this one.

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I think it's a sequel, isn't it, to the original King Kong film?

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Trying to think if it was

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set in...

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..as far back as the 1890s.

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I'm not sure, but I'm going to go for the 1930s.

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No, it's the 1970s.

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Is it a sequel to King Kong?

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No, it's a reimagining.

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So the original King Kong was in the 1930s, was made in the 1930s,

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and was set contemporarily.

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But this one reimagines the story as happening towards the end

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of the Vietnam War.

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So you get a whole load of American soldiers going in there as well.

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-So, mid 1970s.

-OK.

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So, Beth, your question to take the lead.

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In the 1992 film Scent Of A Woman,

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who plays the prep school student tasked

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with baby-sitting Al Pacino's blind, ex-Army colonel?

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1992.

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I don't think

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Matt Damon was quite on the scene just then.

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Ethan Hawke, possibly.

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From those,

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probably Chris O'Donnell's the best percentage guess,

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so Chris O'Donnell.

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You're playing well, it is Chris O'Donnell.

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So, Liz, you've got to get this right.

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Alana Spencer found fame on which TV show in 2016?

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Oh, these are not programmes I watch.

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Alana Spencer, the name's not ringing a bell.

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I would...

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I'll go for MasterChef.

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Now, let's see, anyone here know on the Challenging side?

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What do we think?

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I would go for The Apprentice.

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-That's only guesswork.

-Yeah, it is The Apprentice.

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Liz, sorry about that.

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So, well done, Beth.

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Liz, you've been beaten by our Egghead

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and won't be in the final round.

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Return to us, please. We'll play round three.

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So, the Wembles have lost two brains from the final round.

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Our "Wombles" over here are all intact.

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Eggheading today rather well.

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And the next subject is Arts & Books.

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So which Wemble would like this?

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I can't take it, can I, so...?

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I don't think I can offer a lot on this.

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I'll take one for the team.

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OK, Allan. Choose an Egghead. You can have either Dave, Kevin or Judith.

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Who looks like they haven't read a book?

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-Yeah, go for Dave.

-We'll choose Dave, please.

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All right, so Allan from the Wembles takes on Tremendous Knowledge Dave

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from the Eggheads. Art & Books, could be a big moment here,

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seeing if the Challengers can win one back.

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Please go to the Question Room.

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So, you lived in Finland, Allan?

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-Yes.

-We've got a very well-travelled Challengers team here.

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And you crossed the border to Russia how many times?

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Around about 3,500 times, going to Russia,

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and another 3,500 times coming home from Russia.

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-And you enjoyed it?

-Yes, yes.

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Quite a nice bunch of people to work with.

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Lovely. Well, Arts & Books,

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we're hoping for some Russian literature here.

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Or would that not help?

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-Probably wouldn't help.

-First or second, Allan, against Dave?

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I'll go first, please.

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Here we go, Arts & Books, your first question.

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How is Shakespeare's play Hamlet usually classified?

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Well, I have seen a comedy version of Hamlet.

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But I don't think that's the answer you're after.

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History, no.

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Tragedy.

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I know the ending, so, tragedy.

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Yes, yes indeed.

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Tragedy is the right answer.

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Dave, where does the plot

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of Tennessee Williams' play Cat On A Hot Tin Roof take place?

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Out of those, I think it's Mississippi.

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Would have the hottest roofs there.

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Yes! Mississippi's right.

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What's it about, Eggheads?

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It's the Politt family,

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very dysfunctional family in the Deep South,

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but that describes quite a lot of Tennessee Williams.

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So, yeah.

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OK. Back to you, Allan, your question.

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Who wrote the Booker Prize nominated novels The Comfort Of Strangers

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and Black Dogs?

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Well, Comfort Of Strangers

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sounds like something a lady would write.

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I don't really know, but I think I'll have to go with Martin Amis.

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It's Ian McEwan.

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So, over to Dave.

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What is the name of the only novel to be written by Oscar Wilde?

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Erm...

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An Ideal Husband, I thought was a play.

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-Picture Of Dorian Grey.

-Yes, absolutely.

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De Profundis is, I think, a letter he wrote.

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Yes.

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All right, back to you, Allan.

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You need this to stay in. Which of these postimpressionist painters

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was only 31 when he died?

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I'm not familiar with the work of Rousseau or Bonnard.

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Seurat was a pointillist, which

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at least makes him postimpressionist.

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I don't know about the others.

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I'll go with Georges Seurat.

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Georges Seurat is the right answer.

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OK, Dave, your question - you can take the round with this.

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According to an announcement made in 2012,

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what was the approximate price paid by the Qatar royal family

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for a version of Cezanne's The Card Players?

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Hmm. I'm going to rule out 50.

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Right, 250 sounds a hell of a lot.

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But it could conceivably be that.

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No, I'm... I'm not sure,

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but I'm going to go down the middle with 150 million, please.

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What is the answer, Eggheads, do you know?

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-Not sure.

-I think 150.

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Yeah, no, 150's wrong.

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250 million.

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-Really?

-That's a lot.

-Yeah, it's a lot.

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OK, Allan.

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It's good this, two points each.

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After three questions, we go to Sudden Death.

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Get's a bit harder, though, Allan. I don't give you alternative options.

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Which of Roger Hargreaves' Mr Men characters,

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who often wears a blue hat,

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is orange with extremely long, bendy arms?

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Can't remember that long ago.

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Long, bendy arms?

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I suppose it could be Mr Bendy.

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Yes, make that the answer.

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-Mr...?

-Bendy.

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Bendy. Challengers?

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-Mr Tickle.

-Mr Tickle is the answer.

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Oh, well.

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All right, let's see, Dave, your question for the round.

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Kazuo Ishiguro and his family emigrated from Japan to which country in 1960?

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I thought it was Britain.

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Bear with me.

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He's an Anglo-Japanese author.

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Remains Of The Day. I thought it was the United Kingdom,

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so that's my answer. UK.

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UK is correct, he was aged five at the time.

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Yes, and he has written here ever since.

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Well done, Dave, you've taken the round. Sorry, Allan, on Mr Tickle.

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You've been knocked out, that can happen - beaten by our Eggheads.

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-Yep.

-Come back to us and we'll play one more round before the final.

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So, as it stands, the Wembles have lost three brains from the final round.

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The Eggheads have not lost any so far.

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And the next subject for you is Sport.

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Yes, I'm happy to take that.

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-Yeah, Glyn?

-Yeah?

-Glyn, OK.

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Against which Egghead?

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And it's either Kevin or Judith.

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-On Sport.

-Would you like to go with Judith?

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Whichever you wish, yeah.

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I think I'll take Judith, please, Jeremy.

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You're not brave enough for Kevin.

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That's gone down well. Glyn from the Wembles is taking on Judith on Sport.

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I think you did Sport in the last programme?

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-I did.

-So, a lot riding on this.

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Last round before the final, please take your positions.

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On Sport, Glyn, would you like to go first or second?

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Should be ladies first, Jeremy, but I would like to go first, please.

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So here we go, with your first question, Glyn, good luck.

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In which position did the Manchester United footballer

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Roy Keane usually play?

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I think Roy Keane was quite a feared midfielder in his time.

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-Let's check that with Dave, Dave?

-Oh, one of the greats, yeah.

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Midfielder, box-to-box.

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Magnificent footballer.

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Yeah.

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Judith, which men's rugby union team

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won its second successive Six Nations Championship in 2017?

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England.

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-England's right.

-Phew.

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So, back to you, Glyn.

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In which year where the World Athletics Championships first held?

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It's not a sport I follow particularly closely.

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I'm just trying to tie them in with the Olympics and so on.

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I don't think they're that old.

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I think World Championships is a more recent event, actually.

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Which rather excludes 1963.

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I think I'd like to go with 1983, please, Jeremy.

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1983 is quite right.

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-It's getting harder, Judith, isn't it?

-Yes.

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Tony Bellew inflicted a surprise defeat

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on which heavyweight boxer in March 2017?

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I know that Anthony Joshua fought lately.

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Tyson Fury, I don't think, has.

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In March...

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-March?

-March 2017.

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Oh, I think that's Anthony Joshua.

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OK. Beth, firstly, Anthony Joshua, what happened with him?

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He beat one of the Klitschko brothers.

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-So it was.

-Klitschko.

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-Bother!

-Yes, so the answer's David Haye.

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David Haye's the answer.

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Yeah, I know now.

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Eggheads 1, Challenger 2.

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This is looking good at the moment, Glyn, but she can strike back.

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Which English fast bowler was purchased for £1.4 million

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by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2017 IPL auction?

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Yes, the one that got all the publicity was the purchase

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of Ben Stokes, wasn't it? Which was for slightly more than that.

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I didn't think Anderson played in India.

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That leaves me with two.

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Is it Jake Ball?

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I'll go with Jake Ball, I think.

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Let me check with Paul here, Paul?

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-Tymal Mills.

-It's Tymal Mills.

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Every 50/50, you guys just go the wrong way.

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OK, so, Judith, this is quite exciting now.

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You've got a chance of levelling it up.

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Callum Skinner won a gold medal for Team GB

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in which sport at the 2016 Olympics?

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I don't know. I don't know.

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-Callum Skinner?

-Callum Skinner.

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I'm just trying to think.

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Just visualising.

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I think it's swimming.

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You've got a vision of him in the pool?

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-No, not at all.

-Breast stroke, is it?

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-Might be.

-What colour trunks?

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Black? No, sort of Union Jack ones.

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Yeah. He's a cyclist.

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Oh! Thanks very much.

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Sorry. Cycling.

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So, Glyn, you've just turned it around now

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and Glyn is in the final round and Judith has been knocked out.

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Well done. Please come back and we will play the all-important final round for £6,000.

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So, this is what we've been playing towards.

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It's time for our final round, 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 is Allan, Liz and Roger from the brilliant Wembles.

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And also Judith from the Eggheads.

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Would you please now leave the studio?

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OK, Paul and Glyn,

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you are playing to win the Wembles this handy jackpot of £6,000.

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Dave, Steve, Beth, Kevin -

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you're playing for something money can't buy, which is to shore up -

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no, to strengthen - the Eggheads' precious and much-vaunted reputation.

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

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They're all general knowledge and you may confer, gentlemen.

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So, Wembles, the question is, can your two brains defeat these four?

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Something that will be talked about in Wem for the next thousand years.

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Would you like to go first or second?

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

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All right. General Knowledge, the final round, for £6,000, your first question.

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A Moscow Mule cocktail traditionally contains which alcoholic ingredient?

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It's vodka. I think it's vodka.

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You seem pretty certain, so...

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We think that's vodka.

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-Have you had one?

-Not recently.

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Well, the Russian connection is the pointer.

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Vodka is right.

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Eggheads, your question.

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S is the chemical symbol of which element?

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-Sulphur.

-Happy with sulphur?

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That's sulphur, Jeremy.

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Yes. I suddenly went mad and thought it was sodium, but you're right,

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it is sulphur. SO2 is sulphur dioxide, right?

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Yeah.

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The other two don't begin with S.

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Silver is Ag and sodium is Na.

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OK.

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We love the periodic table here.

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Your question. In Greek mythology,

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which of these monsters had the head of a lion?

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Hydra had more heads.

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Minotaur was a bull.

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It was, yeah.

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So we think it's Chimera?

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-I think so.

-We'll go with Chimera, please, Jeremy.

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Yes, it is Chimera, well done.

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They're ahead, Eggheads.

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The £6,000 and your reputation on the line.

0:23:450:23:48

Which British group released the album Wonderland in March 2017?

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Is it Take That? Take That.

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One Direction are on a break.

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I think One Direction are still...

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It's not Boyzone.

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One Direction are on a break.

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They aren't recording anything at the moment.

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They're all doing solo things.

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I think it is Take That.

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Take That, yeah.

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We'll go for Take That, Jeremy.

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Take That is correct.

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You've levelled it, 2-2.

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£6,000 to play for.

0:24:170:24:19

Third question can be crucial.

0:24:190:24:21

Challengers, here it is.

0:24:210:24:22

Which publishing company was set up in 1972

0:24:220:24:25

by Carmen Callil primarily to publish books by women writers?

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I was thinking of Virago before it came up.

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Paladin is longer established than that.

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You happy if we go with Virago, then?

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If you've got it in mind already, then, yes, absolutely, yes.

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We think that one's Virago.

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Virago is correct.

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You're steaming through these answers.

0:24:490:24:51

Well done, no uncertainty whatsoever.

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OK. Eggheads, if you get this wrong, the contest is over.

0:24:540:24:58

Which former President of Finland was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

0:24:580:25:02

in 2008 for his important efforts on several continents

0:25:020:25:07

in over three decades to resolve international conflicts?

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-Is it Kekkonen?

-It's Ahtisaari.

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-Sorry, OK.

-Not arguing with that.

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-I'm not arguing with you.

-No.

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That is Martti Ahtisaari.

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Well, I heard an early Kekkonen, but, no, that was withdrawn.

0:25:250:25:30

Martti Ahtisaari is the right answer.

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Without Kevin, that could have gone wrong, who knows, who knows?

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All right, 3-3.

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Sudden Death now. We don't give you alternatives, here we go.

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Gentlemen, keep the focus.

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In medicine, the abbreviation DOA usually means "dead on..." what?

0:25:450:25:50

Arrival.

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Arrival. Definitely arrival.

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We think that's arrival.

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Dead on arrival is quite right.

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Eggheads,

0:25:560:25:59

the July Plot, part of a wider operation known as Valkyrie,

0:25:590:26:04

was a plot to assassinate which world leader?

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-Hitler.

-Hitler.

-Yeah.

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Well, it was 1944, a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

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Adolf Hitler is the right answer.

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Over to you, Challengers.

0:26:140:26:16

The hippocampus is located in which human organ?

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All one word, hippocampus.

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I was thinking the same thing.

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Hippo is horse, is there some connection with...

0:26:260:26:29

..the bone in the ears?

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I think it's the shape of the bone, yeah.

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-Yeah.

-We think it's in the ear.

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It's not, it's the brain.

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That's two different places there.

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It's not to do with hearing.

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Where is it, Eggheads, front or back or...?

0:26:430:26:45

-In the middle.

-The middle, yeah.

0:26:460:26:49

-Sort of underneath.

-Brain was the answer,

0:26:490:26:51

that gives the Eggheads a way in to take the contest.

0:26:510:26:54

Which Billy Joel song starts with the lyrics,

0:26:540:26:57

"Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray"?

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-We Didn't Start The Fire.

-We Didn't Start The Fire.

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-We Didn't Start The Fire.

-Yeah.

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OK. Just...

0:27:040:27:06

a long litany of people and things, it's We Didn't Start The Fire.

0:27:060:27:10

It is a long litany, and it is We Didn't Start The Fire.

0:27:100:27:13

So we say congratulations, Eggheads, you have won.

0:27:130:27:15

And you knew that one, didn't you?

0:27:190:27:21

Should have known hippocampus as well.

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A stray fact about the ear is what did it for the Wembles.

0:27:230:27:27

Commiserations. The Eggheads have done what comes naturally to them,

0:27:270:27:30

so now you're powering forwards a little bit, Eggheads.

0:27:300:27:32

You had a few bad games a while back, we've forgotten about them,

0:27:320:27:35

you're back on form, no question.

0:27:350:27:37

It means the Challengers are not going home with £6,000.

0:27:370:27:39

We roll that money over, this jackpot is getting bigger and bigger,

0:27:390:27:42

and I'm starting to wonder if you can ever be beaten.

0:27:420:27:45

Before we go, Dave, that question, what was it?

0:27:450:27:48

Which American TV soap star's leg featured prominently in posters

0:27:480:27:54

for the 1967 film, The Graduate?

0:27:540:27:57

OK, so we can visualise the poster, the leg is...

0:27:570:28:00

..single leg in the foreground.

0:28:000:28:01

Yeah, and everyone assumes it's Anne Bancroft's.

0:28:010:28:04

-Yeah?

-When in actual fact, it's Linda Gray's.

0:28:040:28:06

-From Dallas?

-From Dallas, the lady who played Sue Ellen.

0:28:060:28:10

Because Anne Bancroft wasn't available that day when they did the shot.

0:28:100:28:14

Brilliant. I hope you enjoyed that question at home.

0:28:140:28:16

-Hope you enjoyed playing the game.

-We certainly did.

-Always fun.

0:28:160:28:19

So join us next time to see if a new team of Challengers have the brains

0:28:190:28:22

to defeat them. Looking good at the moment, aren't they?

0:28:220:28:25

There's £7,000 to play for. Until then, goodbye.

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