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Episode 67

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, arguably

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the most formidable quiz team in the country.

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The question is, can they be beaten?

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

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their wits against possibly the greatest quiz team in Britain.

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They are the Eggheads.

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If you'd like to work on a question from the Eggheads while you watch at home, Beth has one for you now.

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-Beth?

-Yes.

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According to estimates, how many bacteria are there on the Earth?

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The answer is coming later.

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Challenging our resident quiz champions today

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are the Mages from Manchester.

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Now, this team met through their local Greek Cypriot

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community and regularly get together to review restaurants.

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Let's meet them.

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Hi, I'm Andy, and I'm an engineer.

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Hi, I'm Sam, and I'm an economics and finance student.

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Hi, I'm Josh, and I'm a recruitment consultant.

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Hello, I'm Ken, I'm a maintenance engineer.

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Hi, I'm Jimmy, and I'm front-of-house staff.

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So, Andy and team, hello.

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-Hi.

-Hi.

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So, tell us about the Mages. What does the name mean, Andy?

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Mages stands for Manchester, where we live,

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Aphrodite Gastronomics Epicurean Society.

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Manchester Aphrodite Gastronomic Epicurean Society...

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-Meaning that you review restaurants?

-We do.

-Right.

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As a society, yes. So, it's not just the team name for Eggheads,

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-it's...

-No, no. This has...

-It's a real thing.

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..been going a while, quite a few years.

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OK. So, you get in there, you sit down, incognito.

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-That's right, yeah.

-Do he pens come out at any point?

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-Because I always think that's a giveaway.

-No, no, we don't...

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-Just knives and forks.

-Knives and forks!

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Do you quiz together, Andy, as well?

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-Not as a team, no.

-It's the first time as a team.

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We, er, individually, I think we just do quizzes as a family.

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But you used to set a quiz, is that right?

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Yes, when I was a...

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I was a landlord, I used to set questions for quiz teams, yeah.

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OK. Well, good luck here.

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

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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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So, Mages, these Eggs are on a bit of a roll.

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You may sense their confidence.

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They've won the last 14 on the trot.

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So, there's £15,000 to play for, which is good.

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-Shall we go for it?

-Let's go for it.

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

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Science. And so, it's one of you against either Dave, Pat, Beth,

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Kevin or Judith.

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It fell just right, didn't it?

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Who's going to take it?

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I'm not too sure!

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-Yeah?

-Yeah, I can go for it.

-Are you sure?

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-Yeah.

-Do you want to do it?

-Yeah. I'll do it.

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-Yeah, go on.

-OK, go on.

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-Good man.

-Jimmy.

-Jimmy, front-of-house staff,

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against which Egghead?

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Who do you fancy? Who do you fancy?

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-I fancy Beth.

-OK.

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-Yeah?

-Beth, please.

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Very good. Jimmy, from the Mages,

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taking on Beth from the Eggheads on Science.

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First round, here we go,

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please take your positions in the legendary Question Room.

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All right, Science, it's Beth versus Jimmy, and Jimmy,

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you can choose whether you go first or second.

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Er, I think I'll go first.

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Here's your question.

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What is the largest species of shark in the world?

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Er, I think probably...

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From the name "whale shark", er,

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whale is one of the largest mammals in the ocean -

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I'll go for whale shark.

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Whale shark is correct, brilliant.

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First point to you. Beth -

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the plumage of the common magpie is largely made up of which two colours?

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We have loads of these around our house.

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So... They come and invade our garden.

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Magpies are black and white.

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Back and white is correct.

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Jimmy, back to you.

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Bubonic plague is believed to be spread by which method?

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I don't think it's an insect bite.

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Erm... I think it's probably contaminated water.

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Beth will know this, as a microbiologist?

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It's an insect bite from a flea.

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Yeah, it's a flea that does it.

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Insect bite was the answer.

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So, to take the lead, your question, Beth.

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Which of these is the name of a species of turtle native to the Pacific,

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Indian and Atlantic oceans?

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Oh, erm...

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I'm probably in a good position here,

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my children are huge fans of a cartoon series called The Octonauts,

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and there is a loggerhead turtle in The Octonauts.

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So, I'm hoping the answer is loggerhead.

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Quite right, well done.

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So, Jimmy, you need to get this one right.

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The elasticity of a material is quantified by a calculation usually known as Young's what?

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Erm...

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Doctrine doesn't sound like the right answer.

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Probably... Er, the one that sounds

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correct to me would probably be statement.

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Young's statement.

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I'm sorry, you've got it wrong, it's Young's modulus, Jimmy.

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So, bad luck, you've been knocked out by Beth.

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Beth will be in the final round.

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Please return to us, both of you, and we'll play Round Two.

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All right. As it stands, the Mages have lost a brain from the final round.

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The Eggheads have not lost any.

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The next subject is Sport.

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Who would like Sport?

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I don't know.

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I'll do it if no-one wants this.

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-All right, you do it.

-No, I'm not doing it.

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Who have we got now?!

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-All right, then.

-Ken?

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-I'll do it.

-All right, Ken, our maintenance engineer.

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And against which Egghead, Ken? It can be anyone but Beth.

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-Take Kevin down.

-Take Kevin down!

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Really?!

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HE LAUGHS

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-I'll leave it to you.

-Hey?

-I'll leave it to you.

-Go on, then.

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Go on, Kevin.

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Ken from the Mages, taking on Kevin, known as the Grand Master,

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from the Eggheads. To ensure there's no conferring,

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please go to the special Question Room.

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OK, Ken, Sport - first or second?

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Er, I'll go first, please, Jeremy.

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Here we go. Which of these sporting events typically takes place latest in the year?

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I know the Grand National, that's the end of March, April...?

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I think...

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I'll go with the FA Cup final,

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I think, that's always the end of May, isn't it?

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Yeah, I'll go with the FA Cup.

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FA Cup final is right, well done.

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Halfway through the year, but the latest one of the three.

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Kevin, your question.

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Which fast bowler took 37 wickets at an average of 13.97

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in England's ill-fated 2013-14 tour of Australia?

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It's just remembering which tour is which year.

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Obviously, not Dennis Lillee, because he's much further back.

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But...

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What seems to be the obvious answer would be Mitchell Johnson.

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It's certainly his heyday.

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I'm just sli... I don't recall Pat Cummins, I have to say.

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That's the problem.

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Because he could be somebody who came out for one

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series, and had a very good time.

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But I think on balance, I...

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It would be daft not to go for Mitchell Johnson,

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since he's the one I recognised.

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So, Mitchell Johnson.

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Mitchell Johnson is quite right.

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OK, we go back to you, Ken.

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Which footballer was named PFA Young Player of the Year in 2017 for the second time in two years?

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That's a good one. Er...

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I'm sure Dele Alli won it.

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Erm...

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I bet it's Harry Kane, you know.

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But...

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I'll go with Dele Alli.

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All Spurs players, aren't they?

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-Yeah.

-Dele Alli is the right answer.

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-Oh!

-Well done!

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Kevin -

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which African city announced that it would not be able to host the

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2022 Commonwealth Games as scheduled,

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due to financial restraints?

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Yeah, they were supposed to be in Durban.

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Had to pull out.

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Durban is correct. 2-2.

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Nothing to choose between you at the moment.

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Ken, keep the pressure up.

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Which Federation Cup tennis captain was suspended in 2017 for his

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controversial behaviour before and during a tie against Great Britain?

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I...

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..don't think Jimmy Connors was a cap...

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..a Federation captain.

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Ilie Nastase rings a bell,

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because he's always been a bit controversial.

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Er...

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That's the only reason.

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I'm going to plump for Ilie Nastase.

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OK, yes, you're right. He behaved in a really bad way.

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Ilie Nastase is the right answer.

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All right, Kevin, you need to get this one right to stay in.

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Who was the captain of the 1989 British and Irish Lions tour to Australia?

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I'm really not sure there.

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All members of the Scotland team...

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..which was very good at the time.

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It could actually be any of those three.

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I'm going to say Finlay Calder.

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I don't... They're all plausible.

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Finlay Calder is the right answer, Kevin.

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3-3. This is getting competitive now.

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So, we go to Sudden Death, and I don't give you alternative options.

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You might just knock Kevin out here.

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Which world heavyweight boxing champion of the 1970s

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was nicknamed Smokin' Joe?

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Oh, that's...

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Yeah, I know this one. It's Joe Frazier.

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Joe Frazier is quite right.

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Kevin, to stay in.

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In which year was the England football team,

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under the management of Ron Greenwood,

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knocked out of the World Cup Finals despite not losing a game?

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Yeah, well, they had the group structure, whereby, erm,

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basically, if you just had...

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I think England had two draws and they lost out.

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I think it was 1982.

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1982 is correct.

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Back we go to Ken.

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At the 1930 British Empire Games,

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the forerunner to today's Commonwealth Games,

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what was the only sport in which women were allowed to compete?

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I'm trying to think now.

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I don't know if that was included,

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tennis...

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Er...

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No, there's nothing...

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Nothing coming up.

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Er...

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I'll go for 100 metres.

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No, it's swimming.

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Oh!

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OK, Kevin.

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Which businessman born in 1948 was the founder of the

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promotions company Matchroom Sport?

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If you get this, you're in the final round.

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Matchroom, I believe, is Barry Hearn.

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Barry Hearn is the right answer, Kevin, well done.

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Sorry, Ken, beaten by our Egghead.

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-Just the swimming answer we needed, didn't we?

-Yeah.

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Bad luck there, you took it to Sudden Death.

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Come back to us, both of you, we'll play Round Three.

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As it stands, the Mages have lost a couple of brains from the final round.

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-You want to get the skewers out soon.

-Yeah!

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-They're coming out, don't worry.

-OK, do something!

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Eggheads have not lost any, but you're playing well,

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and I feel that the dam's going to be breached in a moment.

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The next subject for you is Geography.

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Who would like this?

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-I'd rather not have it.

-I'll do it.

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-What do you reckon?

-Andy, Sam or Josh?

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I can do... I'll try it, and then...

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-I'll do it.

-Sam, all right, our economics student.

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Against which Egghead - Judith, Pat or Dave?

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-Pat or...?

-Geography...

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-Just say who you fancy.

-I'll take Dave, please.

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OK, Sam from the Mages takes on Tremendous Knowledge Dave from the

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

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All right, Geography, Sam - would you like to go first or second?

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I'll go first, please.

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Here we go. Stratford-upon-Avon is an historic town in which traditional English county?

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Sam, is it...?

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I've travelled past it quite a few times.

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Erm, I don't think it's Cornwall.

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Erm, I used to live in Kent, and it's not there,

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so I'll go for Warwickshire, please.

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Yes, very good, Warwickshire's right.

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OK. Dave,

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which of these US cities lies adjacent to the border with Mexico?

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Well, Seattle's up north...west.

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Dallas, Texas. I believe it's San Diego.

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San Diego's right, well done.

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Over to you, Sam.

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Mandalay is the second-largest city and the last royal

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capital of which country?

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I have heard of it.

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I was thinking in that sort of area of the world.

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I don't think it's Japan.

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I'm going to go with Burma, please.

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Burma's right, well done, Sam.

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Dave, your question. What is the capital

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of the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes

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region of France?

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Auvergne is A-U-V-E-R-G-N-E.

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Hyphen R-H-O-chapeau-N-E.

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Hyphen A-L-P-E-S.

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It's a choice of two.

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I don't think it's Paris.

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Auvergne...

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I've got to go Lyon, but I'm not certain about that at all.

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Eggheads, is he right?

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Judith, you'll know this, you live in France.

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I think he's right, yeah.

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Lyon is the right answer, David, well done. So, 2-2.

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We go back to you, Sam.

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The third question can be crucial,

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let's see if we can turn this around now.

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Ferries from the Welsh port of Fishguard

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typically sail to which Irish port?

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I can't say I've heard of any of them.

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None of them are drawing me out.

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I'm just going to have to take a stab at Kinsale, please.

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It's Rosslare.

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And that gives Dave a chance.

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Dave, Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America,

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is in which country?

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Argentina.

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No hesitation. Argentina is the right answer.

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Well done, Dave, you've taken that round.

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So, Sam, you've been beaten by our Egghead,

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and it's looking difficult, but not impossible for the Challengers.

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Return to us, gentlemen.

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One more round to play, before the all-important final, for £15,000.

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As it stands, the Mages have lost three brains from the final round.

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The Eggheads are still sitting pretty.

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So, you've got to dislodge one now.

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This is the moment. The next subject is Music, so,

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which of you would like this?

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-Are you confident?

-Yeah.

-Are you sure?

-No, you do it.

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-Let me do it.

-Nah.

-You do it.

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-You do it.

-No, no, you do it.

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I'll do it, please, Jeremy.

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OK. So, it's Josh from the Mages against which Egghead -

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either Judith or Pat?

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I'll play Judith, please.

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Very good. So, Josh from the Mages is going to hurl himself at Judith

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now...from the Eggheads!

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

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It seems you're the man to do Music, then, Josh.

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Apparently so.

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So, do you go on these restaurant review trips as well as the others?

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Erm, I've been on a few.

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I'm actually... My girlfriend is actually Andy's daughter,

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and so I've been there for more of the barbecues in all weathers,

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festive times and that sort of thing.

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So, not too many actual reviews, but I think that's my next stage.

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So, the Greek Cypriot connection is through Andy's daughter.

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-Yes.

-Oh, I see. OK, fine. Well, brilliant, good luck on this.

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Let's see if we can get you in the final. You're against Judith.

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Judith, any weak spots on Music?

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Jeremy, you know them as well as I do!

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And I'm not going to reveal them!

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-Well, usually, AC/DC's early albums....

-Is that what it is?

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..we've struggled with in the past.

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And what about Depeche Mode, didn't something happen there?

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Well, there was something with Depeche Mode.

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-And there was also...

-And there was Barcelona!

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Barcelona, yes.

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OK, so, here we go, Josh, good luck with this.

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Would you like to go first or second on Music?

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Er, first, please, Jeremy.

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Here we go with your first question, Josh.

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Which of these songs by Elton John was recorded first?

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I don't really know the answer to this one, to be honest with you.

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Erm...

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Circle Of Life was around The Lion King time.

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Erm...

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Your Song, I think, was...

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Was recorded once and then again later on,

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but I'm not sure when it was originally.

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Erm...

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I'm going to have to go for Sacrifice, because I don't know,

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-it's just a complete guess.

-I am just looking at them and thinking,

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you're absolutely right about Circle Of Life.

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I think Sacrifice might have been the '80s.

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Your Song, 1970s?

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-Yeah.

-Yeah, Your Song is the earliest.

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Right, Judith, your question.

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The singer-songwriter Willie Nelson is best known for what genre of music?

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Willie Nelson, I thought he was a country singer.

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Country is right, well done.

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-Phew!

-OK, Josh.

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Niccolo Paganini, born in 1782,

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was best known for his expertise on which instrument?

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This isn't one again that I can say I definitely know the answer on.

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Erm...

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I don't think it's piano.

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I've not really heard his name related to that,

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and I think I may have done...

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Erm, don't know about trumpet.

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I'm going to go with violin, please, Jeremy.

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Violin is correct, well done, Josh.

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OK, Judith, back to you.

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In which 2017 hit single do these lyrics appear?

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"Maybe I'm foolish, maybe I'm blind,

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"thinking I can see through this, and see what's behind."

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Well, Ed Sheeran has got...

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I mean, he's got more hits than anybody else in 2017, hasn't he?

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Erm...

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I think I'm going to say Rag'n'Bone man, though.

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Ah! Why did you veer?

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I thought the title and the words matched better than the others.

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OK, you got it right, Judith.

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Josh, that's annoying!

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You're not supposed to hear that!

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So, Josh, you've got to get this one right,

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otherwise the Challengers will be down to one.

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Here we go. Who had a UK number one single in 2017

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with the song Symphony?

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I think I do know this one.

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I know it's definitely not Coldplay.

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I'm a big fan of theirs.

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I don't think it's Selena Gomez, so I'm going to go with Clean Bandit.

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Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson is absolutely right,

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well done, Josh.

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So, two out of three, is it enough to go to Sudden Death?

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Judith, if you get this right, you're in the final round.

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Matt Helders is the drummer of which band, formed in Sheffield in 2002?

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I don't think it's the Kaiser Chiefs,

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so, maybe one of the other two.

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Oh, lordie. Erm...

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-Muse.

-Muse is your answer.

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Judith, you got that wrong.

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The answer was Arctic Monkeys.

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Josh, we go to Sudden Death.

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It gets a bit harder, I don't give you alternative answers,

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here's your question. The first performance of Wagner's opera Lohengrin

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took place under the direction of which composer -

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Wagner being in exile at the time?

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Erm, I haven't really got any idea for this,

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but I'm going to go with Mozart.

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I'm afraid you're wrong. Franz Liszt.

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Judith, for the round.

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The leading concert pianists Martha Argerich

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and Daniel Barenboim were both born in which South American city?

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Daniel Barenboim, erm, I don't know, Buenos Aires?

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Buenos Aries is the right answer.

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They were born in 1941 and 1942 and have been lifelong friends.

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Well done, Judith, you've taken the round.

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Josh, sorry, knocked out by our Egghead, and as a result,

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not in the final. So, it's looking difficult for our Challengers in

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

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So, this is what we have been playing towards.

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It is time for the final round,

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which, as always, is General Knowledge.

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

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to take part in this round.

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So, Sam, Josh, Ken and Jimmy from the Mages, all from this side,

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would you please leave the studio, gents?

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Well, here we are, Andy, good luck.

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-Thank you.

-Playing to win the Mages £15,000.

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On the other side, we've got Dave, Pat, Beth, Kevin and Judith,

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playing for something that money can't buy,

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which is the Eggheads' 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 normally, I say you can confer,

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but obviously today, that's awkward.

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So, the question, Andy, is, can your one brain defeat these five?

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Would you like to go first or second, Andy?

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Er, I'll go first, please, Jeremy.

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OK, I really wish you all the best, Andy.

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Which of these actors was born in New Zealand?

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New Zealand...

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Russell Crowe...

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..is Australian, isn't he?

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I think.

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Mel Gibson is Australian, I'm sure he is.

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Tom Hanks is American. I'm going to go for Russell Crowe.

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You've done well there, it is Russell Crowe, well done.

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Because Tom Hanks, yeah, Tom Hanks is American.

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Right, and Mel Gibson is Australian.

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-But he was born in America.

-Oh, born in America?

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Born in the States, yeah.

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OK. Your question, Eggheads.

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In terms of men's grooming, what is a Van Dyke?

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-Beard.

-It's a beard.

-It's a smart little beard, isn't it?

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Yes, a very smart, pointed beard, as in portraits of Charles I.

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Beard. Beard for you, Pat.

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OK. It's a smart little beard.

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Yes, it is. Beard is the answer.

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Your question, then, Andy,

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keep the pressure on them.

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Which spy novelist is the author of the cookbook French Cooking For Men?

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Of course, John le Carre is a famous spy writer.

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I can't think... I don't think it was him, though.

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Two big names there, Frederick Forsyth and John le Carre.

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I don't think it's any of them, so I'm going for Len Deighton.

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Len Deighton is your answer. Is he right?

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-Yes.

-I think so, yes.

-Yes, you are right.

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You've got two out of two so far.

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I'm loving the way you're playing this.

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I can't work the logic out, but you're doing it!

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Just don't change anything, Andy.

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OK, Eggheads, which footballer was banned from the sport

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for 18 months in 2017 after admitting to a misconduct charge

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relating to betting?

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-Joey Barton.

-Joey Barton.

-Joey Barton.

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-Joey Barton, isn't it?

-Yeah, I am pretty sure.

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That was Joey Barton.

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It was Joey Barton, well done, Eggheads.

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So, 2-2.

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Oh, I feel the tension here because it's £15,000 that we're playing for.

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Get this right and you may have won the money.

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Pteronophobia is the irrational fear of what?

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Now, that is spelt...

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P-T-E-R-O-N-O-P-H-O-B-I-A.

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So, it starts P-T.

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Right, I think, er, being Greek,

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I'm at a bit of an advantage here.

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Because "ftera"...

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..in Greek means feathers.

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So, that's the one I'm going for.

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Which word means feathers in Greek?

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-Ftera.

-Pftera, spelt with a P?

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It's spelt different in Greek, it starts with an F.

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Feathers is right!

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Brilliant quizzing! Absolutely storming it here!

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Three out of three in the final round, this is the time to hit the

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gas, and that's what you're doing.

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£15,000, if the Eggheads get this question wrong.

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Eggheads, your question.

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What is the first name of the Irish naval officer, born in 1774,

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after whom the Beaufort wind scale is named?

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-Francis.

-I thought it was Francis.

-I thought it was Francis.

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-Is it Francis?

-Yeah, it's not Albert Beaufort or Joseph Beaufort, no.

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-It's Francis.

-I think it's Francis.

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-Yeah? Everybody's happy with that?

-Yeah.

-Yeah.

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We think that's Francis.

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If you've got this wrong, £15,000 goes to our Challengers,

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after Andy's brilliant playing.

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If you got it right, we go to Sudden Death.

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The Beaufort wind scale is named after an Irish naval officer

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whose first name...

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..is Francis. Well done, Eggheads.

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You're playing in a very sure-footed way, as well.

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So, it goes to Sudden Death.

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Gets a bit harder, Andy,

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I don't give you alternatives.

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.cn is the internet top-level domain extension for which country?

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.Cn.

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What have we got now? Cn...

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China...?

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Canada...?

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Cn. Cn.

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.cn.

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I'm going for Canada.

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Could easily be Canada. Is it, Eggheads?

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Canada I think is .ca.

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It's China.

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Ca. It's China, Andy.

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China. This gives the Eggheads a bit of an advantage,

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the first bit of daylight they've had in this round.

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And you can take the contest on

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Sudden Death with this question, Eggheads.

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Apart from the X,

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which is the only letter in Scrabble that is worth eight points?

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-It's J?

-J? I always get muddled up with that and K.

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-Well, Q and Z are ten.

-Q and Z are ten.

-K is five.

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And X and J are on...

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-..eight points.

-Eight, yeah.

-So, it's J, right?

-It's J.

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We think that's J.

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If you've got it right, you've taken the contest on Sudden Death.

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Do you play Scrabble, Andy?

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Occasionally, Christmas and family get-togethers, yeah.

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-You think they've got this right?

-Yeah.

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The correct answer is J.

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We say congratulations, Eggheads, you have won.

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Well, what a performance in the final round there.

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And they were all sitting back just...

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-That was impressive, guys.

-That was brilliant, well done, Andy!

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People have got the jackpot with those three correct questions before.

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Commiserations, Mages, you really did it at the end there.

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But the Eggheads have done what comes naturally to them.

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This winning streak continues, and again, you haven't lost a player, Eggheads.

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It does mean you don't go home with the £15,000,

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so we're going to roll that money over to our next show.

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Eggheads, are you going to get to 20?

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I wonder. It's a very impressive run.

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Oh, before we go, Beth, you had that question?

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I did. I asked you, according to estimates,

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how many bacteria are there on Earth?

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And I was thinking thousands...?

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A few more than that. So, in 1998,

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the University of Georgia estimated there were

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five million trillion trillion bacteria.

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So, that's five, with 30 zeros after it.

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Gosh! Beth, thank you.

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

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to defeat the Eggheads. £16,000 will be the jackpot.

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Until then, goodbye.

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