Episode 79 Eggheads


Episode 79

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, 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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Are you feeling fantastic?

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-Absolutely.

-Yes.

-Yes.

-All right, good.

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If you'd like to work on a question from the Eggheads while you

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watch at home, Lisa, you've got one.

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-Yes, I have. Are you ready?

-Uh-huh.

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Another football trivia question for you here. Here we go.

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Holland didn't qualify for the 2002 World Cup but still scored

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a goal in the finals.

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-How did that happen?

-OK, we'll think about that.

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We'll find out the answer from Lisa at the end of the show.

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Taking on our awesome quiz champions today are Starbase 24 -

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talking of fantastic teams.

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This one share a passion for sci-fi and they met through an online

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community for Star Trek fans.

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-Let's meet them.

-Hello, my name's Susan and I am an administrator.

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Hi, I'm Colin and I'm an HR administrator.

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Hi, I'm Julie and I'm a senior accounts assistant.

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Hello, I'm Alex and I'm an administrative officer.

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Hi, I'm Dan and I'm a quality administrator.

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So, Susan and team, hello.

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-ALL:

-Hello!

-Welcome.

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This is exciting. So you didn't know each other in the real world but you

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met online, is that right, Susan?

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Yeah. Yeah, that's correct.

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-Online is great!

-And it was through your shared love of Star Trek or

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science fiction in general?

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Primarily Star Trek but science fiction in general.

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Right. And what is it that you love, Susan, about Star Trek?

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I love the space ships,

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the possibilities and the narratives that it explores.

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Yeah. Favourite actor in there, anyone?

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It's got to be Patrick Stewart.

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Who plays...?

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Jean-Luc Picard.

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OK. And, then, I suppose, Spock?

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-Leonard Nimoy.

-Leonard Nimoy.

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-Fantastic.

-Bless him.

-Fantastic.

-So when you get together, all of you,

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do you discuss Star Trek or do you range wider than that?

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We range wider than that.

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There's a lot of fandoms involved.

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Yeah. So you talk a lot about fantasy and different novels and movies and

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-all kinds of things?

-It's very all-encompassing.

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In actual fact, with science fiction and fantasy,

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there's such a broad range and it's far more interesting than reading,

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for example, the newspapers where everything's doom and gloom.

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Yes, well, you're right about that.

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So, I hope you're feeling like you're in the real world here.

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Sometimes with these Eggheads we do feel like we're on another planet,

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-I must say! Susan, are you ready to play?

-I am, indeed.

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Very good. Good luck, Challengers.

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

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But if the Challengers fail to defeat the Eggheads, that prize money,

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as you know, rolls over to our next show.

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Starbase 24,

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I can tell you that the Eggheads have won the last five so they are

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getting into their stride.

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And it means there's £6,000 to play for.

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-Are you ready?

-How exciting.

-Yep.

-Oh, yeah!

-It is exciting.

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

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So, one of you, please, against either Lisa, Beth, Barry, Pat or Chris.

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-Susan, what do you think?

-I'm thinking that...

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Yes, Julie,

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I think you'd be really good with this one because you know loads and

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loads about history and you've even got the kings and queens aspect down

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-as well.

-Yeah...

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OK, it is the opposite of science fiction, I suppose, history, but,

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Julie against which Egghead?

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You can have any one of them.

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-Who do you reckon?

-Chris because he's got the breadth of knowledge...

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-Yes.

-And maybe get him first.

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-OK.

-Yes, I think that's a very good idea.

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-OK, Chris, then.

-Good.

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A good strategy to aim to knock out the Eggheads who look like their

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brains are on fire. Julie from Starbase 24 to take on Chris,

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known as the Steamroller.

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To ensure there's no conferring,

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please take your positions in our legendary Question Room.

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Now, I always assume with science-fiction people, Julie,

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that you are always thinking about the future,

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but you've thought about the past, as well.

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Yeah, I used to do the English Civil War re-enactments,

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so I class myself as a historian that covers 800 years from

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the 17th century.

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OK! So 400 back and 400 forward?!

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-Yep.

-How brilliant. And when you did your...?

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What was it, your Civil War re-creation...?

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-Yeah.

-What were you dressed as?

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I was a musketeer.

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-OK, so you weren't a Klingon or anything like that?

-No!

-No?

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-That was before the Klingons.

-OK. History, Julie.

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Would you like to go first or second?

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-I'll go first.

-And good luck to you.

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Which of these famous historical sites was built in approximately 3000 BC?

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This goes back a bit further than the time you were describing!

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-Well, yeah, a little bit.

-All right...

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Hmm...

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I'm not thinking Taj Mahal...

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I know the Chinese did an awful lot.

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Stonehenge, that was very old as well.

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I think it's between Stonehenge and the Great Wall of China.

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Um, I think I'm going to go for the Great Wall of China.

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Let's see. Eggheads?

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Stonehenge is the earliest one by far.

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It's Stonehenge, Julie.

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-Is it?

-OK, Chris, your question.

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Which country's armed forces blockaded all road,

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rail and water links between Berlin and the West in 1948?

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That brought about the Berlin Airlift,

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the only time coal has ever been air freighted.

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It was the Soviet Union, Jeremy.

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It was, indeed, the Soviet Union.

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That's right. OK, back to you, Julie.

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In 1801, the British ambassador Lord Elgin

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purchased a series of Greek sculptures

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from the occupying forces of which country?

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Oh. Now, that would be the Elgin Marbles but...

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Egypt or Turkey, I'm thinking.

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Turkey.

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Turkey's the right answer. Well done, Julie. Chris, over to you.

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The Battle of Spion Kop,

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after which several football stands are informally named,

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was an engagement in which war?

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That was the Boer War, Jeremy.

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It was the Boer War.

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OK, Julie, you need to get this one right.

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At which battle in 1568 was Mary, Queen of Scots

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defeated and forced to seek exile in England?

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Oh... I'm not really sure on this one.

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It could be any of them.

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But I'm drawn to the Battle of Solway Moss.

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The answer is the Battle of Langside, Julie.

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So, Chris has taken the round and you've been beaten by our Egghead, sadly.

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So, you won't be in the final, Chris will.

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

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All right, Starbase 24 have lost a brain from the final round.

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So we've got Klingons on the starboard side here a little bit.

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But the Eggheads have not lost any so far.

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And the next subject is Music.

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Who would like this?

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I think I will cope with Music, I think.

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-OK, fantastic.

-I will take one for the team.

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-I'll go forward and do that.

-OK. That would be fantastic.

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-I'll go for Lisa.

-Lisa.

-OK.

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Good stuff. So, Alex from Starbase 24 versus Lisa from the Eggheads.

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Please take your positions in the Question Room.

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So, Alex, I made a reference to Klingons on the starboard bow just now.

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Was that a line from Star Trek, do you know?

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It may well have been.

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I think it's more popular from the song by The Firm, Star Trekkin'.

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Yeah, Lisa, I think it is from a song, isn't it?

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He's quite right, it's by The Firm, yeah.

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And so it's possible that something like, "Beam me up, Scotty,"

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was never said in Star Trek, Alex?

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I believe it may have been in one of the later films or maybe in the

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reboot series, just for the sake of having it in.

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How interesting. OK, well,

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I wish we could ask you a whole round on Star Trek but then, Lisa,

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you might be in trouble with that.

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It would depend. I mean,

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I wasn't really a fan of the whole universe,

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but I am an enormous TNG fan and particularly a Patrick Stewart fan, so...

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Good. So, Music, Alex, is the topic.

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Would you like to go first or second?

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I think I will go second.

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And here is your first question, Lisa.

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The modern version of which of these musical instruments typically has

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four strings?

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I've never really thought about how many strings a sitar has until now,

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but certainly a double bass has four strings, so we'll go for that.

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A double bass is correct.

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Well done. Alex, back to you with your question.

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With which type of music is BB King most closely associated?

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That's quite simplistic.

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-That's blues.

-Blues...

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Is the right answer. Well done.

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Lisa, Aftermath and

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It's Only Rock 'N' Roll are albums by which band?

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As in, "It's only rock and roll but I like it?"

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Um, I think...

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I think that is The Stones.

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Yeah, Rolling Stones.

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Rolling Stones is right.

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Well done. All right, your question, Alex.

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Billericay Dickie and Clevor Trevor are songs by which recording artist?

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Hmm, good one.

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It doesn't sound like Billy Bragg's naming conventions for his songs.

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I'm going to go with Ian Dury.

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Yes, you're absolutely right.

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So, well done.

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And let's see what Lisa can do here with her third question.

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With which instrument is the jazz musician Pee Wee Russell mainly

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associated? Lisa...

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SHE LAUGHS

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It's a bit like when you say "cricket" in a Sport round, Jeremy,

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as soon as you say "jazz", my brain just starts to flash all the lights

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and all the sirens are going, "Does not compute!"

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Um, right...

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Now, the rule with these, if there is a rule, is -

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if in doubt, say piano.

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No, I don't think I can narrow it down to anything particular

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just from the name.

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So, I shall say piano and get it over with.

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Let's see, Eggheads, do we know?

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-I don't know.

-I don't know. I don't think he's a piano player.

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-Maybe clarinettist.

-No, not a piano...

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Pat thinks maybe clarinet.

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Clarinet is the right answer, Lisa.

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So, Alex, big moment now for the Challengers.

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You can get yourself into the final if you get this question right.

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I'm The One was a UK number one hit single in 2017 for DJ Khaled, Quavo,

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Chance The Rapper and which pop star?

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Oh.

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That is a difficult one.

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I'm tempted to say Lorde.

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It's between Lorde and Justin Bieber.

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I'll go my first answer. I'll go with Lorde.

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Justin Bieber is the answer.

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-Oh!

-So we are level after three questions.

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Lisa, we go to Sudden Death.

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It gets a bit harder, as you know.

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I do not give you alternatives.

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Beneath Your Beautiful was a 2012 UK hit single for Labrinth and which

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-female singer?

-Oh,

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I'm so glad you did it that way round because I was going,

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"It's Emeli Sande and who?

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"It's Emeli Sande and who?"

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Anyway, it's Emeli Sande.

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It is Emeli Sande and Labrinth.

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Well done. OK, Alex, again, to stay in -

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Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Horace Panter are best known for their association

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with which band formed in Coventry in the 1970s?

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Well, that's a popular song, Ghost Town,

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and they were The Specials.

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They were The Specials.

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Playing well here. Lisa...

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The musician and singer born Barry Alan Pincus in June 1943

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is better known by which name?

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Oh, well, that will escape me.

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The dates would sort of fit for Manilow, wouldn't they?

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Let me have a think about that.

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Yeah, I never really thought about Manilow not being Barry Manilow's real name.

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And in the absence of a better thought, I will go for Barry Manilow.

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-Is she right, Eggs?

-She is.

-Yes.

-Yes, Barry Manilow.

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This is a good round, isn't it, Alex?

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-Indeed, it is.

-Keep your concentration here.

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You're playing really well.

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The songs Hells Bells and You Shook Me All Night Long

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feature on which 1980 AC/DC album?

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Oh, now, I knew the band but the name of the album...

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I'm tempted to say Back In Black.

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I will go for that one.

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I will go for Back In Black.

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Back In Black is correct.

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-Phew!

-OK, Lisa, your question.

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The soprano Anna Netrebko was born in 1971 in which country?

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Yeah, I can't narrow it down so I will just say Russia.

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Russia is correct.

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Yeah, correct.

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-You didn't even celebrate.

-Luck than judgment, Jeremy.

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HE LAUGHS

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You're very modest. OK, Alex, to stay in -

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what was the title of the Fugees first UK number one single

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which topped the charts in June 1966?

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I know they released a single Ready Or Not

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which was quite high up.

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But I don't know if that was the first song or the second one.

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I'm going to go for Ready Or Not.

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No, it's Killing Me Softly.

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-Oh!

-It's that cover version they did that was really good.

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Killing Me Softly is the answer.

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Well done, Lisa. In the final.

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Good round, that.

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Well done, Alex, as well. You played really well on Music.

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Sorry it wasn't quite enough and you've been knocked out.

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Return to us, please, and we will play round three.

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As it stands, Starbase 24 have lost two brains from the final round and

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the Eggheads, all sitting there still.

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The next subject for you is Arts & Books.

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So who from Starbase 24 would like this?

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-I'll give it a try.

-OK, Dan.

-Brilliant.

-Very good.

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A member of Starfleet International against which Egghead?

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Um, I'll go for Barry, please.

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All right, two science-focused people, it's fair to say.

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I think it's a battle of the shirts, myself!

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LAUGHTER

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So Dan from Starbase 24 versus Barry from the Eggheads,

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meeting on Planet Earth.

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Please take your positions in our Question Room.

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So, Dan, you are a member of Starfleet International?

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-Yes, that's right, Jeremy.

-And what does that do?

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We're a large organisation but there are a little chapters all over the world.

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And would they meet and discuss spaceships or...?

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Yeah, there's a little bit of that.

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There's also quite a lot of charity work.

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All of us from Starbase 24, for example, raise money for Macmillan.

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Starfleet International chapters have their own little charities.

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So, we sort of do a wide range of community work and support.

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But what brings you together is the same is what's brought this team

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together, which is just the love of science fiction?

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-Yep, that's right.

-Good stuff.

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All right, Arts & Books we're on, Dan.

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Hopefully a bit of science fiction here.

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-Would you like to go first or second?

-I'll go first, please.

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OK, here we go.

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In which year was the author Harper Lee born?

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I want to say...

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..1866 because I believe he wrote

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To Kill A Mockingbird quite early on, so I'll say 1866.

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1886 is your answer but it wasn't that early, I'm afraid.

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It was 1926.

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And Harper Lee is a woman.

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OK, Barry, your question.

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J R R Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings

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are set in which fictional world?

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Well, I like all those fictional worlds,

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some more than others,

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but I believe The Hobbit and Lord Of The Rings

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were definitely set in Middle Earth.

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-Dan, is he right?

-Yeah, he's right.

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And, so, Dan, Westeros, where was that?

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That was Game Of Thrones.

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-And Narnia?

-The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe.

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Yeah, that was your question, really, wasn't it, Dan?

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-Yeah!

-OK, So, Barry, you're right, it's Middle Earth.

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And, Dan, your second question...

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"He is the very pineapple of politeness" is a famous line by

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which of these stage play characters?

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I'm not particularly familiar with any of those

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so I will take a guess at...

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-Mrs Malaprop from The Rivals.

-Barry, is he right?

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-Absolutely!

-Well done, you're right, Dan.

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Mrs Malaprop from The Rivals.

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Yeah!

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Good, we've got a cheer starting up on the Challengers' side as well.

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OK. And a Mexican wave?

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No, maybe not.

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That's for the next one. Barry,

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"The best laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft a-gley" is a line by which writer?

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Well, if I got this wrong, I could never come back to Glasgow, could I?!

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That's Rabbie Burns.

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Robert Burns is quite right.

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Well done. Dan, we go back to you.

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You've got to get this right, Dan,

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otherwise we're going to have to turn the lasers on.

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Which artistic term describes a painting or sculpture of the Virgin Mary,

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an example being Michelangelo's work in Saint Peter's Basilica?

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I sort of think of the religious term pious,

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so I'm going to go for the middle and say pieta.

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Yes, pieta's right.

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Really good. Well done.

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Now, Barry, you can take the round with this.

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Self Portrait With Seven Fingers and The Dead Man are works by which

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artist born in 1887?

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Well, Jackson Pollock

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wasn't renowned for representational art, even with seven fingers,

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so I'll discount him.

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Wassily Kandinsky, again, was basically non-representational,

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especially in his later career.

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But Marc Chagall was quite renowned for doing all sorts of strange

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figures and floating people and whatever,

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so that sounds absolutely like Marc Chagall.

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-So I'll go for him.

-Your logic is brilliant, Barry, as ever.

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Marc Chagall is correct.

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You've taken it with three questions right.

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So, sorry there, Dan, knocked out and not in the final.

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If you return to us, gentlemen,

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we'll play one more round before the final.

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Right, Starbase 24 have now lost three from the final round and the

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Eggheads have not lost any.

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So, let's do it this time.

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This is the round before the final.

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It's Sport.

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So it's Colin or Susan on Sport.

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Is this good?

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Susan's less bad at Sport than I am.

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I wouldn't say I'm brilliant at sports but...

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Well, why not give it a go?

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-I think so.

-OK!

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And against with Egghead? You've got a choice here of Beth and Pat.

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-Oh. I'm thinking Beth. Yeah.

-Good stuff.

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Susan from Starbase 24 taking on Beth on Sport from the Eggheads.

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And, for the last time, please take your positions.

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OK, Susan, let's start on Sport.

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And you're against Beth. Would you like to go first or second?

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I'll go second.

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Beth, your question. Which of these football clubs was relegated from

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the Premiership in 2017?

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Everton finished...

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sort of high-ish, mid-table.

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Southampton I think escaped the drop.

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But I'm pretty sure Middlesbrough went down.

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Middlesbrough's right.

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Susan, which of these Formula 1 drivers was born in Brazil?

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Well, let me have a think about this one.

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Sport's not my strongest subject but I'm sure can get some brain cells to

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work on this. Going by the sounding of the names...

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I will go for Alberto Ascari.

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Alberto Ascari is your answer.

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-Let's see.

-Eggheads, do you know?

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-Italian, he was.

-He was Italian.

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-OK. Prost?

-French.

-French.

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-And Senna is Brazil.

-Oh, dear.

-Ayrton Senna.

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Not to worry. Beth,

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what was the first city outside Europe to host

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the summer Olympic Games?

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So Melbourne had it in '56

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but St Louis held it well before either of the two.

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So, St Louis.

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St Louis, Missouri, is the right answer.

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So, Beth has got two.

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You need to get this one right, Susan.

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In 2015, the British boxer James DeGale became a world champion

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in which weight division?

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This is outside my sphere of knowledge,

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but once again let's just see whether

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I can bring to bear some brainpower on this one.

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I'm going to go for welterweights.

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Let's see. Beth will know this. You love your boxing.

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I do. I thought he was a middleweight.

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Super middleweight is the answer, Susan.

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-Sorry.

-What a shame.

-So, Beth has taken the round and will be in the final. Well done, Beth.

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Come back to us, both of you, and we'll play the final for £6,000.

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And this is what we've been playing towards.

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It's time for our all-important final round.

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As always, 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, Susan, Julie, Alex and Dan, all from Starbase 24,

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would you please now leave the studio?

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Here we are, Colin. You are playing solo to win Starbase 24 £6,000.

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And you've got a Star Trek quote which will help you on your way.

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I do, indeed. This is definitely a case of the needs of the one outweigh the

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-needs of the many.

-Yeah.

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Was that when Leonard Nimoy died?

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Yeah, that's when Leonard Nimoy's character Spock died

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in the denouement scene of the second Star Trek movie.

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-Of course.

-Which is quite a big favourite for a lot of fans.

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-And for your wife as well?

-Very much so.

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In fact, she will probably sit there and be in tears of joy that I have

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actually managed to get the quote in.

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And you met her through a bulletin board?

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Yes, there was a Star Trek bulletin board at the start of the internet

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called Outpost 10 Forward,

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which was one that allowed me to be fortunate enough to meet her.

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How wonderful. OK, well, I hope we can add to your joy today.

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Lisa, Beth, Barry, Pat and Chris,

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

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which is to ensure that the Eggheads' reputation continues to grow both on this planet and others.

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

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This time they're all General Knowledge.

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And, Colin, usually I'd say you can confer but it's difficult with your

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team-mates back there.

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But, anyway, the question is can your one brain, the needs of the one,

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outweigh these five over here, the many?

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And would you like to go first or second?

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Well, considering how well Alex did, I will take second.

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OK, Eggheads, great challenging team today but reduced to one.

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Can you win? Here is your first question.

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The famous three-wheeled car known as the Reliant Robin was first

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produced in which decade?

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-It's got to be the '50s.

-'50s.

-It's earlier than the '30s, isn't

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-it?

-It's got to be the '50s, hasn't it?

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It must be the '50s.

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People happy with '50s? We're going to go for the 1950s.

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Game on. It's the 1970s.

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-Oh!

-I don't know what happened there.

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1973.

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So, you're a good two decades out.

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That is what we call the wisdom of crowds working in reverse.

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Colin, fire up the generator.

0:24:070:24:10

Here we go. Who played the role of the troubled journalist

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Christine Chubbuck in the 2017 film Christine?

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This is not a movie I've heard of so I'm going to go by actresses that I

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know who play, what I would assume, are characters with gravitas.

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I believe Keira Knightley and Rebecca Hall would not play this

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sort of character, so I'm hoping that it's Kate Winslet.

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No, it's not, it's Rebecca Hall.

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So, Eggheads, you've just got a little bit of daylight there.

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Which Bronze Age empire had its capital at Hattusa in modern Turkey?

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Hittite. Definitely.

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-100%.

-I don't go against Barry on this stuff.

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-No, no.

-The Hittite empire.

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Hittite is correct.

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Back on track.

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OK, Colin, which of these prestigious American races took

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place for the 100th time in 2016?

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Indy 500 has been going quite some time but that came to

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prominence after World War II.

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Plus, motorcar racing I don't think's been going well enough to be

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going since 1917.

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The New York Marathon is a road race.

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I know marathons took off in the '60s and '70s.

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But most likely the most prestigious event on there and the most likely

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to be the answer is the Kentucky Derby.

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Kentucky Derby, let's just check to see if you're right. Eggheads?

0:25:420:25:45

-Not sure about that.

-I would've gone for the Indy 500 myself.

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Would you really?

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I think the Kentucky Derby might even be older than that.

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But the Indy 500, as Colin was saying,

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if it's 100 years old you'd be racing around in 1917.

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I think it only just had its 50th anniversary, the Indy 500.

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I don't think it's been going as long as that.

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So we rule out the New York Marathon.

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-Yeah.

-We're between the Derby and the Indy 500.

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The correct answer is the Indy 500.

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Wow.

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Can't fault your logic, it just took you the wrong way.

0:26:090:26:11

So, the Eggheads can take it with this question.

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Which American Nobel Prize winner sold their Nobel medal in 2014 at

0:26:170:26:22

auction for 4 million?

0:26:220:26:25

Who was this?

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I think it was James Watson.

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-James Watson.

-I think he sold it and Alisher Usmanov purchased it and

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-gave it back to him.

-That was nice of him, wasn't it?

0:26:370:26:39

-Very nice.

-I think it was that. I think it was James Watson.

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-Pretty certain it's Watson.

-Yeah, I remember it being Watson.

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He established the helical structure of DNA.

0:26:450:26:47

It's James Watson.

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If you're right, your two out of three is enough to win the contest.

0:26:490:26:54

The correct answer is James Watson.

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We say congratulations, Eggheads, you have won.

0:26:560:26:59

It's a shame it was on a kind of a science question at the end there.

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I know you would have known that, Colin.

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But it's difficult playing on your own.

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I tried, that's all I can do.

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Yeah, when you said Kentucky Derby, I was right with you.

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I thought that must be the answer, but it wasn't, interestingly.

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I'd love to know when that started, actually.

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You think it might be older, Eggheads?

0:27:170:27:19

Yeah, 19th-century sometime, the Kentucky Derby.

0:27:190:27:22

1875.

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-I thought it was earlier.

-Commiserations, Starbase 24.

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The Eggheads are properly into their stride now and this winning streak

0:27:270:27:30

continues. It does mean you don't go home with the £6,000.

0:27:300:27:34

So, we roll the money over to our next show.

0:27:340:27:37

Eggheads, well done.

0:27:370:27:38

All five of you here playing strongly.

0:27:380:27:41

Who will beat them? Oh, before we go, Lisa, that question?

0:27:410:27:44

Oh, yeah! So,

0:27:440:27:45

Holland didn't qualify for the 2002 World Cup but still scored a goal in

0:27:450:27:50

the finals. And I said, "How did that happen?"

0:27:500:27:52

I will tell you how that happened.

0:27:520:27:54

It is not Holland the country to whom I am referring,

0:27:540:27:56

it is in fact an Irish player called Matt Holland who scored against

0:27:560:28:00

Cameroon in Ireland's opening game in 2002,

0:28:000:28:03

which is probably doubly galling to the Dutch on the basis that it was

0:28:030:28:06

Ireland's defeat of them that knocked them out of the

0:28:060:28:09

-2002 World Cup finals in the first place.

-OK,

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brilliant question and I'm realising footballers' surnames is the way to

0:28:110:28:14

-answer your questions.

-Oh, yes.

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

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the brains to defeat these Eggheads over here.

0:28:180:28:20

£7,000 will be on the table.

0:28:200:28:22

So, the jackpot is getting bigger!

0:28:220:28:24

Until then, goodbye.

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