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Episode 81

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 ready for the curtains to open now?

-Yes.

-Absolutely.

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All right. Good stuff.

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If you would like to work on a question from the Eggheads

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while you watch at home, Chris, I gather you've got one for us.

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I have indeed, Jeremy, yes.

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What name connects underglaze blue porcelain and black shorts?

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Underglaze blue porcelain and black shorts.

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OK. We're going to puzzle over that.

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We'll find out the answer at the end of the show. Thanks, Chris.

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Challenging our resident quiz champions today are

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Frank's Friends from West Yorkshire.

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Now this team all work together at the Theatre Royal Wakefield,

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the smallest Frank Matcham-designed theatre in the UK.

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Let's meet them.

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Hello, I'm Dean and I'm a box office assistant.

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Hi, I'm Janine and I'm a learning and participation manager.

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Hello, I'm Ann and I'm a part-time box office assistant.

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Hi, I'm Helen, and I'm programme and tours manager.

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Hi, I'm Kay, I'm a box office assistant.

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So, Dean and team, hello.

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-ALL:

-Hello.

-Great to see you.

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-So Frank Matcham was a designer, then, Dean?

-Yes.

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So he built our theatre, 1894, it was.

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As well as ours he built quite a few theatres in and around the UK,

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London Palladium being the biggest one.

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And, yes, ours, our little gem in Wakefield is the smallest

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Frank Matcham one, which we're all quite proud of.

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-It's lovely.

-He definitely sounds like he must have been

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-a quiz answer at some point. ALL:

-Yes.

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-Has he come up, Frank Matcham?

-Yeah, yeah.

-Right.

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And what sort of dates was he?

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-When did he live?

-So he built ours in 1894.

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I'm not sure. You might know a bit more about that than me, Ann.

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He died in the 1900s.

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Was it about 1920 or something like that?

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I think so. 1920, maybe.

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Good stuff. Do you quiz together, you brilliant theatre people?

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Every year at our theatre, when it gets to Christmas time

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we have an annual panto Christmas quiz with the cast and crew,

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just to get to know each other.

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But, yeah, we take that quite seriously, don't we?

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-Yeah!

-We are a competitive team.

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Does that mean you're in a costume of some kind when you hold the quiz?

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Yeah. We're not. Sometimes the cast might be.

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-OK.

-No, we're definitely not.

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Good stuff. Good luck to you, Challengers.

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

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Challengers fail to defeat the Eggheads, the prize money rolls over to the next show.

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So, Frank's Friends, the Eggheads have won the last seven.

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There's pros and cons here, basically.

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They're in good shape, which is bad.

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However, they've defeated a lot of other teams,

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so there's a good old jackpot now.

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£8,000. Would you like to try and win it?

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-Yes.

-Excellent!

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So we're on our way and the first head-to-head battle

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is on the subject not of Theatre, I'm afraid, but Sport.

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So one of you, please, against either

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Lisa, Steve, Barry, Kevin or Chris.

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Shall we do what we said we were going to do?

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-Yeah.

-Will you do Sport?

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OK. And I'll go against Chris, please.

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Oh, OK, you know the programme well, I can tell!

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You've got a plan, so, Kay,

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who's the box office assistant from Frank's Friends, versus our own box

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office assistant here, Chris from the Eggheads.

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To ensure there's no conferring, would you please take your positions in our legendary Question Room?

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So, it must be fun, Kay, the box office?

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Yeah, we have a lot of really great customers that come in and, yeah,

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it's really good fun. Good team.

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And it's a well-supported theatre in the area?

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Yes, very, very good local support.

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Oh, fantastic. So, how does it work?

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Do people normally come on the day to buy tickets or do they book them a long time in advance?

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Oh, book a long time in advance. 12 months in advance for some shows.

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And the panto, I guess, is the sell-out, is it?

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-Yeah, the sell-out show, yeah.

-All right, well, good luck here.

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Kay, you're up against Chris, would you like to go first or second?

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

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All right, the Theatre Royal Wakefield takes on the Eggheads

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and here is your first question.

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The rugby union player Brian O'Driscoll played 133 matches for

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which international team?

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Rugby's not my best sports knowledge, Jeremy,

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but just from the name, I'm going to go Ireland.

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Ireland is the right answer, well done.

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Good stuff. Chris, on to you.

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Which of these tennis players is the oldest?

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The one that seems to have been around longest is Roger Federer,

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so presumably he's the oldest.

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Roger Federer is right. That's one way of doing it.

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Kay, your question.

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Which of these drivers won his first Formula 1 race

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at the 2017 Russian Grand Prix?

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Formula 1, again, is not one of my favourite sports.

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I think I'm going to just have to plump for one and I will say...

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..Daniel Ricciardo.

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Let's see if Chris knows this. Chris?

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Vague idea it's Valtteri Bottas.

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It is Valtteri Bottas,

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so Chris has the chance to take the lead.

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Which role does Alex Hales usually perform

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for the England one-day cricket team?

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I've not heard of him as a batsman or a bowler,

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-so it must be a wicketkeeper.

-Eggheads?

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-Batsman.

-Opening batsman.

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-Opening batsman?

-Yeah.

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OK, Kay, onto you.

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One each. Your third question.

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What was the distance of the men's javelin world record

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set by Jan Zelezny in 1996?

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He was a brilliant javelin thrower and I know it was a really long

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distance, so I'm going to discount 78.48

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and then it's a toss-up between the other two.

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And I'm going to say...98.48m.

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And you're absolutely right, well done.

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Good quizzing. 98.48.

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So, Chris, to stay in, here's your question.

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Which of these snooker world champions usually plays left-handed?

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I think that's Graeme Dott.

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Graeme Dott.

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-Steve knows.

-It's Mark Williams, unfortunately.

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Any way of getting to that through guesswork, Steve?

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-You can't really guess it.

-No, you've got to have seen him.

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Mark Williams is the answer, Chris.

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You've been knocked out. Well done, Kay!

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The curtains open dramatically for our Challengers here.

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You've taken on an Egghead

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and you've won through, so first round to you.

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Come back to us, please. We'll play on.

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So as it stands, Frank's Friends have not lost any brains

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from the final round. The Eggheads have lost one.

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Chris has gone. And the next subject for you is Science.

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Who wants Science?

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-I'll take it.

-You sure?

-Yes.

-Do you want to do Science?

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-Yep. Brilliant.

-Helen?

-Yep.

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Against which Egghead? It can't be Chris.

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-What do you reckon, Kay?

-They're all really good.

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You're our expert, Kay. What do you think?

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I think you can choose any of them and it will all be

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-as difficult as each other.

-Oh, thanks!

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LAUGHTER

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Can I go up against Barry, please?

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Of course you can. And Barry loves the laboratory, don't you?

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-I do.

-It's like the scene from Monster Mash.

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LAUGHTER

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So Helen from Frank's Friends versus Barry from the Eggheads on Science.

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

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So is your background in science, Helen?

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Erm, no, not at all!

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It's an arty team, isn't it, because you're theatre-based, so...?

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-Yeah.

-This is always going to be a tricky one.

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It is, but it's something that I've been quite interested in in a while,

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so hopefully the right questions come up.

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Very good. And it describes you, doesn't it, Barry?

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Just an amateur interest that you have.

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Yes, I've maintained it all my life.

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I mean, science is the essential building block

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for the world we live in, so it's important to know about it.

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All right, so let's see how matched we are.

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Helen, would you like to go first or second?

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First, please.

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Good luck to you.

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What sort of diet does a rhinoceros have?

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Well, I know it doesn't eat meat.

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I would assume a rhino wouldn't be catching any flies,

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so I'm going to go with herbivorous.

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Yes, unless it's sort of spearing flies on its horn.

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It is herbivorous.

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Well done. OK, Barry, your question.

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How many fibula bones are there in the typical human body?

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Well, there's one in each leg, so that makes two.

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Two is right. It's the thigh bone, is it, or what?

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The lower leg bone, tibia and fibula.

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Right. Helen, your question.

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The chemical compound hydrogen sulphate

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has what distinctive smell?

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Is it...?

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Erm... I'm not familiar with the compound,

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but I've never heard of anything smelling like burning rubber

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or wet dog, but I know, I think when some volcanoes erupt

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there can be a smell of rotten eggs, so I'm going to go with that.

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Yes, unforgettable smell.

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Rotten eggs is the right answer.

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Well done. Barry, back to you.

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What kind of creature is a taipan?

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I think a taipan is an extremely venomous Australian snake.

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Right, and here you disobey the rule of Judith, whose rule is,

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if there is an antelope among the options, always go for it.

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You see, I have a different rule - if I know it,

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I go for the right answer!

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Well, snake has served you well.

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It is a snake.

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You are level after two questions.

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Helen, it's going well so far.

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The semitendinosus muscle is found in which part of the human body?

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Well, it sounds like...

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..it would be some type of tendon

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and I don't think you have any in your chest,

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so I think it's going to either be arm or leg,

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so I'm going to take a punt and say arm.

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Eggheads, do we know?

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-Not too sure.

-Tempted with leg.

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They're not sure. Leg is the answer.

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-Oh.

-The back of the thigh.

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We've done... Every answer seems to be either leg or snake

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in this round. OK, Barry has a chance to take the round.

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Barry, the snapdragon is a member of which plant genus?

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Narcissus are daffodils, myosotis are forget-me-nots,

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but I think snapdragons are antirrhinums.

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Oh, I thought you were going to be confused by that,

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but you're too good. Antirrhinum is correct.

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And well done, Barry, you're in the final. Sorry, Helen.

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But you played well, there, and if you come back to us,

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we'll see what happens in Round Three.

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So, Eggheads, the semitendinosus muscle, back of the thigh,

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it's one of the three hamstring muscles.

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-Oh.

-OK, there we are.

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As it stands, Frank's Friends have lost a brain from the final round,

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but they've knocked out Chris on the Eggheads' side as well,

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so it's level as we go into Round Three, and this is Film & TV.

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Now, I'm thinking this is up your street.

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Yeah, well, we've said, haven't we, I'll do Film & TV?

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OK, Dean, the skipper goes in.

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And you can have Kevin, Steve or Lisa.

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-Not easy.

-What do you think?

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-It's so hard to say.

-Lisa?

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Lisa on TV.

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Right, yeah. Lisa, please.

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Dean from Frank's Friends versus Lisa from the Eggheads,

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please go to the Question Room now.

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Good luck, Dean. Team captain going in. First or second?

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Erm, I'll stick with what we've done so far and go first.

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And here we go, your first question.

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"They call it a Royale with cheese" is a line from which 1994 film?

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OK, I've not actually seen the film,

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but I think it's such a famous line and I know it anyway,

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and I'll go for Pulp Fiction.

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Absolutely right.

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The Travolta character, I think.

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Lisa, your question. Of these three characters,

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which one has appeared in the most episodes of the TV soap EastEnders?

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Oh... Now, let's see.

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Phil and Grant were actually around a few years before Peggy.

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And then Grant disappeared.

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On that basis, I'm going to go for Phil.

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Phil Mitchell.

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Yes, that's very good, you're right.

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Phil Mitchell. Judith would have known that, wouldn't she?

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-Oh, yes.

-All right.

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One each. Back to you, Dean.

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Who presents the Saturday-night TV quiz show Who Dares Wins?

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OK, yeah, I've seen the show quite a lot.

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We were actually talking about it just earlier on.

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So again, I know that one and I'll go for Nick Knowles.

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Yes, Nick Knowles is right.

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Well done, you're ahead. Lisa, your question.

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Who directed the 2017 film King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword?

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I think...

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..that is Guy Ritchie's take on the legend.

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Let me just have a little think before I commit to that.

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Yeah, I don't think it's the other two.

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I'll go with Guy Ritchie.

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Guy Ritchie is right.

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Nothing to choose between these two players at the moment.

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So, Dean, your third question could be crucial.

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What is the profession of Jessica Chastain's character

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in the 2017 film Miss Sloan?

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Erm... Never even heard of the film, to be honest.

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I will go for...

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..an archaeologist.

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-Challengers?

-I was thinking possibly a lobbyist,

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but I haven't seen it either.

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I would have said lobbyist.

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Yeah. Lobbyist is the answer, Dean.

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Two out of three, might be enough to get you to Sudden Death.

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Let's see, Lisa can take the round with this question.

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Adeel Akhtar won the leading actor prize at the 2017 Bafta TV awards

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for his performance in which TV drama?

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Oh, I can't remember!

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Something is telling me that Adeel Akhtar is quite a young fellow.

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I can't remember,

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but I will go for, because it's the one leaping out at me,

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Murdered By My Father.

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Let's see. Eggheads, is she right?

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-I think so.

-Murdered By My Father is the right answer,

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three out of three. Dean, sorry.

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That precious, expensive wrong answer has done for you,

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I'm afraid, so come back to us.

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We've got one more round to play before the final.

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As it stands, Frank's Friends have now lost two brains

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from the final round. The Eggheads have lost one.

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This is the chance to level up just before the final, and it's Geography,

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so which of Frank's Friends wants this?

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It's going to be me, I think.

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OK, Ann, would you like to take on, let's see, Kevin or Steve?

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Kevin is so good, shall we try and knock another one out,

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-get rid of Steve?

-Yeah.

-LAUGHTER

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-Try and get rid of Steve.

-Right, OK. Steve, please.

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OK, Ann from Frank's Friends taking on Steve,

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last round before the final.

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

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So, Ann, you got chosen for Geography.

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-Yes, that's true.

-Is that because of your cruises?

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Could be, I've been to quite a few places.

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Whether I can actually remember them all is debatable!

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So you've been on ships to the Baltic and the Canaries and so on?

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Yes, and I've done the Suez Canal and the Panama Canal.

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Wonderful. And what makes you choose those particular places?

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Just a matter of interest, really,

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I like to do all these adventurous things when I'm fit enough.

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Who knows when I may not be?

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Good stuff. Where next?

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Still thinking about it at the moment, I'm afraid.

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OK, well, winning against Steve is hopefully the answer there.

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-That's true, yeah.

-Good luck, Ann.

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-Would you like to go first or second?

-First, please.

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And here we go with your first question.

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Which of these cities lies on the Adriatic Sea?

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I think that's Dubrovnik.

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Dubrovnik is correct.

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That's one you've parked in with your cruise ship or not?

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Yes, we have been. I also stayed there on land.

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OK, great. Steve.

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Kowloon is a famous area in which of these cities?

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Sorry, you said Kowloon?

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Yeah, K-O-W-L-O-O-N.

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Yeah, it's Hong Kong, Jeremy.

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It's Hong Kong. One each.

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Back to you, Ann.

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Munich is part of which German state?

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Right, I don't think I know.

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Erm... I have been to Munich.

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I'm going to go for Bavaria.

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I don't think it's right, but I'll go for Bavaria.

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No, you have got it right, well done.

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Oh!

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Bavaria is the right answer.

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Well done, Ann. OK, Steve, to you.

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Which of these countries has the largest population?

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See, the thing is here...

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Cuba's obviously a large island.

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Singapore's tiny, but is Singapore packed to the rafters?

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This is the thing.

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I'm really torn. I don't think it's Ireland.

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I mean, I might be completely off beam here,

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but I think Singapore's got a really high population density for the size

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of the country.

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So it sounds like I'm going to...

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..say Singapore, Jeremy.

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Yeah, that's interesting.

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Let's see the Eggheads, if they disagree.

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-Do you?

-Yes, it's Cuba.

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You do disagree. Can you give us any numbers on this?

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Well, I think Cuba is somewhere, 11, 12 million.

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-OK.

-Singapore would probably be somewhere around about five.

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Oh, so not much more than Ireland.

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Well, I may be wrong, but Ireland would be probably about 4.5.

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Yeah, so Cuba is the right answer.

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All right, we've got a bit of daylight here, Ann.

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Get this right, you're in the final round. It's all you have to do.

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Which creature features on the national flag of Ecuador?

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Well, I would discount the tortoise,

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but both the jaguar and the condor are South American.

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Erm, Ecuador...

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I'm going to go for the condor.

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I really don't know, but I'm going to go for the condor.

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You know it's goodbye, Steve, don't you?

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-I know it's goodbye.

-Well done, Ann. You are in the final round.

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Condor has won Ann her place in the final

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and Steve is knocked out by Cuba. Ann, well done,

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you've got it and maybe turned it around for your team.

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Come back to us, both of you. We'll play the final for £8,000.

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OK, this is what we've been playing towards,

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it is time for our 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

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are not allowed to take part in this round so,

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Dean and Helen from Frank's Friends and also Steve and Chris

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from the Eggheads, would you please now leave the studio?

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Janine, Ann and Kay, you're playing to win Frank's Friends £8,000.

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Lisa, Barry and Kevin, you are 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 are all General Knowledge and you may confer with each other.

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So, Frank's Friends, the question is,

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can your three brains defeat these three over here?

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All right, Janine, Ann and Kay, first or second?

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We'll go first, please.

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And here we go. Which of these politicians was born first?

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Erm, I... What do you think?

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Not Tim Farron, that's for sure.

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-Tim's relatively young.

-Yeah.

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I think it would be Jeremy.

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I'm not sure about Theresa,

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but I feel like Jeremy has been in politics for longer.

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For a lot longer, yeah.

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I think they will be quite close, but, yeah.

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OK, we're going to go with Jeremy Corbyn.

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You're absolutely right, Jeremy Corbyn, born first.

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OK, Eggheads, what is the Spanish word for Wednesday?

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-Miercoles.

-Miercoles.

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It's mercredi in French, isn't it?

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Miercoles, Jueves, Viernes - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

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Yeah, similar-sounding words or similarly based words in a number of

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Romance languages.

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This one would be Miercoles.

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Miercoles is correct.

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Challengers, which of these Shakespeare plays

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is set in and around Athens?

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Well, we have to get this one right.

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Erm... I think that it is A Midsummer Night's Dream,

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cos they're all Greek names,

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the characters have got Greek names within that.

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-Yeah.

-Any preference?

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I don't know at all.

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-So I'm quite happy to go with that.

-I'm sure it's not

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Measure For Measure, that's for sure. So, yeah, I'll go

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-with that, yeah.

-OK, we think it is A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream is your answer,

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let's see if the Eggheads know.

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-Eggheads?

-Yes.

-Yes, you're right, well done.

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As you say, there is a lot riding on that.

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Eggheads, Wilhelm I served

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as the first Emperor of Germany during which century?

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-19th.

-19th, yeah.

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I'll take your word for it.

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Yeah.

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That was... Well, Germany was unified in 1871

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and that's when he became the first emperor, 19th.

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19th is correct.

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Your third question can be crucial.

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We've got £8,000 you're playing for here.

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Three of you against three of them.

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Very well matched here.

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Get this right, that may be your work done for the day.

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Here we go. Who is the subject of Picasso's portrait

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Femme Assise, Robe Bleue, which sold at auction for 45 million in 2017?

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Is this...?

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-OK.

-Somebody sitting in blue clothes.

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So, they're all ladies.

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One of them has got to have been his mistress, that's the answer,

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-I suppose.

-Unfortunately, I don't know...

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-And neither do I.

-..very much about Picasso.

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I wonder if it was Olga Khokhlova.

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I don't know why I think that.

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Well, that's as good a one as any, Ann.

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We're going to go with Olga Khokhlova.

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Olga Khokhlova...

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OK, Eggheads, do we know who Olga Khokhlova is?

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-His first wife.

-His first wife, so it could have been her.

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What about Francoise Gilot?

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Well, these were all partners or mistresses.

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Yeah, so it's harder.

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How do we choose?

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Well, I think it's one... Cos he painted them all,

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so I think it's one you've either come across or you haven't.

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I'm not certain, but I think it's Gilot. I think it's Francoise Gilot.

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What do you think, Lisa?

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I think Kevin's usually right about these things.

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-Actually, on this occasion, not. Dora Maar.

-Oh.

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-So none of us knew.

-So that's a tricky old question.

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-Yeah, yeah.

-Dora Maar is the answer.

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Eggheads, this for the contest.

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What is the stage name of the rapper Colson Baker?

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It's not Macklemore, that's Ben Haggerty.

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Daddy Yankee rings a bell for me.

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I've never heard of Machine Gun Kelly.

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Well, he is a rapper, unfortunately I've not come across that real name.

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-Daddy Yankee does ring a bell for me.

-Does it?

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It's only a very small one, but...

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-Any thoughts?

-I might be wrong.

-No, I'm all at sea, my dear,

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-I'm afraid.

-Colson Baker...

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I don't recognise Colson Baker at all, I'm afraid.

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No, just now, getting nothing.

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-Nothing at all.

-As I say, it's a very small one.

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OK, OK. We...

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Well, we're down to one inkling over here, Jeremy, I'm afraid.

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We know it's not Macklemore,

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but between the other two, not entirely sure,

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but we've got an inkling for Daddy Yankee, so we'll say that.

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You've said Daddy Yankee.

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Because Barry had a glimmer or an inkling or there was one brain cell

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firing. It wasn't enough.

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Machine Gun Kelly is the answer.

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-Oh, sorry.

-That's all right, that's all right.

-That's all right.

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Game on, as they say.

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We go to Sudden Death, you're playing for £8,000.

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

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Here's your question. What sobriquet for Margaret Thatcher was first coined by

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Yuri Gavrilov in the Red Star newspaper in January 1976?

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-The Iron Lady.

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

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I think it's the Iron Lady.

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I don't know what else they call her.

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We're going with the Iron Lady.

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The Iron Lady is quite right.

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Very good. We're back with the Eggheads now.

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If you get this wrong,

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the contenders have won their £8,000.

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Michelle LaVaughan Robinson, born in Chicago in 1964,

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is now known by what name?

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-Mrs Obama, isn't she?

-Michelle Obama.

-Yeah.

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She was Michelle Robinson.

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-Born in Chicago in 1964?

-Yes.

-They just fit, don't they?

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-Yes, that's her. Michelle Obama.

-That's... Yeah, I'm sure

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-that's right.

-That's Michelle Obama.

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Michelle Obama is quite right.

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Sudden Death. Back to the Challengers.

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Are you feeling tense? I am slightly.

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Here we go. In cooking, TVP stands for textured vegetable what?

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-Protein.

-Protein.

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-It's protein.

-Protein is right.

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It comes from soya beans.

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Eggheads, again, if you get this wrong, they've won the jackpot.

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"Is it getting better or do you feel the same?"...

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..are the opening lyrics to which U2 song?

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-Do you know that one, gentlemen?

-No.

-It's all right, I'm on it.

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It's One.

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-OK.

-Fantastic.

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-One of us knew it.

-Reliably informed it's One.

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Suddenly Lisa plays the card from the top of the deck.

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-One is right.

-Well done.

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OK, so, level.

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Sudden Death. Here we go.

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The character Harry Angstrom first featured in which

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-1960 John Updike book?

-Right, come on.

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I don't know.

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-Harry Angstrom.

-I don't know any John Updike books.

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-I don't know either.

-It would be a complete guess.

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-I can't think.

-I've not seen any that...

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Do you know any type...? What's his type of work?

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Again, I'm not sure. I don't know.

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I think we could be coming unstuck here.

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Shall we go with...

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..something like...?

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

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OK, that's, I believe, John LeCarre.

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-Do you know this?

-Is it Rabbit Run?

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Rabbit Run is the answer.

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Eggheads, for the contest,

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the actress Jean Boht married which composer,

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famous for his film and television scores, in 1970?

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-Carl Davis.

-Yeah, definitely.

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Yeah, Carl Davis?

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-Yeah, ringing bells as a couple. Go on.

-I believe that's Carl Davis.

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In 1970, Jean did marry Carl Davis.

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We say congratulations, Eggheads, you have won.

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Oh, the Picasso!

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That was the one!

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But what a great final.

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-Thank you.

-Thank you.

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-Hope you enjoyed it.

-Yeah, we did.

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Been great to see you and to hear about

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the Theatre Royal Wakefield as well.

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So, commiserations, Frank's Friends.

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You've played a great contest. Thank you.

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The Eggheads have done what comes naturally to them.

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This winning streak continues, it's impressive now.

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It means the Challengers don't go home with the £8,000,

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so we roll it over to our next show. Eggheads, well done.

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Who will beat you?

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Before we go, Chris, you had a question.

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I did indeed, Jeremy, yes.

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At the top of the show, I asked you what name connects underglaze blue

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porcelain and black shorts.

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-Go on.

-Well, that name is Spode.

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Josiah Spode, who perfected the technique of making underglaze blue

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in Stoke in the late 18th century,

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and the odious Roderick Spode, leader of the Black Shorts,

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which is PG Wodehouse's satire on Oswald Mosley and his Blackshirts.

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Oh, what a great question.

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We got two whole different rivers of information flowing there.

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Thank you all - thanks, Challengers.

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

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to defeat that lot.

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£9,000 says they don't.

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Till then, goodbye.

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