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Episode 82

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

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pit their wits against possibly the greatest quiz team in Britain.

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They are the Eggheads.

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Taking on our quiz champions today

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are Bowler's Name from West Yorkshire.

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Now, this team all met at

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Cambridge Methodist Cricket Club in Leeds nearly 30 years ago,

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and have remained friends ever since. Let's meet them.

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Hi, my name's Jeff, and I'm a company director.

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Hi, my name's Paul. I'm a memory support worker.

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Hi, my name's Adrian. I'm a financial adviser.

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Hi, I'm John. I'm a retired bank manager.

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Hi, I'm Chris, and I'm an immigration adviser.

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-So, Jeff and team, hello. ALL:

-Hi.

-Great to see you.

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-And it's all about cricket, Jeff?

-It is, yeah.

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We met over 30 years ago and we've been friends ever since.

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And there's a key person who's not here - Roland - is that right,

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who used this phrase that is your team name?

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Dear old Roland passed away two years ago,

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but it was quite funny because one of us could be bowling,

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we'd go off and be replaced with another bowler,

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and he'd shout out, "Bowler's name?" He'd known us for 20, 30 years

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and still had to shout out, "Bowler's name?"

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And was the idea that he would shout it out

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-and you would answer who the bowler is?

-Correct.

-Yes, I see. OK.

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And you all bowl and you bat and you wicketkeep and all that,

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or do you have certain positions on the field?

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-All to various standards, but...

-THEY LAUGH

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-We all try everything.

-Right.

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And you know your Bruce Springsteen, I gather.

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-I do.

-All right. So, you might be the Music round or you might not.

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I don't want to reveal the strategy too early.

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-THEY CHUCKLE Do you watch Eggheads?

-Yes, we do.

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OK. You know this lot, then?

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-We do.

-Yes.

-OK. Well, no need to be afraid. They can be fearsome.

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-Other times, you can have a total batting collapse, can't you?

-Yeah.

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It happens. It really does.

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-Good luck, Challengers.

-Thank you.

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

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but if the Challengers fail to defeat the Eggheads,

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our prize money just rolls over to the next show.

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Bowler's Name, I can tell you the Eggheads are doing really well.

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They've won the last eight games, so there's £9,000 to win today,

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which is perfect.

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You can stop them getting to 10,000, really annoy them, if you win.

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

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So, it's one of you, please, against either Lisa, Steve,

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Chris, Kevin or Judith.

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-What do you reckon?

-What were your tactics on History?

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It was Adrian, really, I would say.

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-Yeah. Adrian, do you fancy it?

-I'll go for History, yeah.

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-Who do you think I should take up against?

-Or John. Do you fancy it?

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I'm happy either way. Let Adrian go.

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Yeah, let's put John in, actually. John against...

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Do you want to choose, John?

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-Do you want to choose, John?

-No. Jeff, he's been doing his research.

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LAUGHTER OK.

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-Let's try Chris, I think.

-All right. Chris has had a lot...

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-You've had a lot of runouts recently, haven't you?

-Yeah.

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THEY CHUCKLE Keep getting picked first.

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Better than being picked last.

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So, John from Bowler's Name versus Chris from the Eggheads.

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To ensure there's no conferring,

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would you please take your positions in the legendary Question Room?

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-John, you are a retired bank manager.

-I am.

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And it looks like retirement agrees with you.

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Very happily retired, thank you, Jeremy.

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You're smiling, and you seem to have a suntan, as well.

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-Yes, bit too much golf, I think.

-Oh, golf and travel, I guess.

-Yes.

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Well, good luck in this round against our Chris,

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and it's History and you can choose whether you go first or second.

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I'll go first.

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OK, John, good luck.

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The writer and politician Cicero wrote in which language?

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That's an interesting one. I was expecting Greek to come up, as well.

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I don't think it's Aramaic. I'll go for Latin, Jeremy.

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Latin is correct, yeah. It may be good that Greek didn't come up.

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Chris, the birthplace of George I of Great Britain

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is in which modern country?

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He was George I of Hanover, and he was born in Germany.

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Germany is correct.

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OK, back we go to you, John.

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Kochi, the city in which the Portuguese explorer

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Vasco da Gama died in 1524,

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is located in which modern-day country?

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-Could you spell Kochi, please, Jeremy?

-Kochi is K-O-C-H-I.

-OK.

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I don't think South Africa.

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I'm going to go Mexico, Jeremy.

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Let's just check this with the Eggheads.

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The exploration, did it take him to South America?

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-Is that right or...?

-No, no. Took him to India.

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-Kochi is in India, John.

-OK.

-Chris, your question. What was installed

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onto a World War II Churchill tank to convert it into a Crocodile tank?

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Well, these are all what we call Hobart's Funnies,

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but the one that was called a Crocodile carried a flame-thrower.

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Yes, flame-thrower is right.

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Called Hobart's Funnies? Why's that?

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Well, it was Hobart who sort of designed

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all these weird modifications to tanks for all sorts of things

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like mine-clearing and the folding bridge.

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Flame-thrower is correct. Well done.

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

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Which king personally commanded his forces

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at the Battle of Cropredy Bridge in Oxfordshire?

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OK, so, I'm guessing this is quite an old king

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because kings tended not to go to war in more recent times.

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Charles I obviously did in the Civil War,

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but I'm going to go for Edward III.

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-It is actually Charles I.

-Ah!

-Sorry, John.

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Knocked out by our Egghead Chris in the first round on History.

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Chris will be in the final. Please return to us, both of you,

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and we'll see what the next round holds.

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So, as it stands, Bowler's Name have lost a brain from the final round.

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They've lost John. The Eggheads have not lost any.

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The next subject for you is Music.

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-So, Jeff, who wants this?

-Music - who fancies this?

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-Go for it, Jeff.

-I think you've got to go for it.

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-Did we say Paul?

-No, I think it's Paul.

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-Oh, Paul. Do you want to go for it?

-Paul?

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-Paul will take it.

-OK.

-And, erm...

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-You've got to take Kevin or...

-Anyone but Chris.

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-I think we'll take Kevin.

-Good.

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-Good shout. Sometimes, catch him early...

-Yeah.

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..hasn't quite warmed up, dislodge him, the Grand Master.

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So, Paul from Bowler's Name takes on Kevin from the Eggheads on Music.

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And please take your positions.

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-Paul, good luck here in this round.

-Thank you.

-Music against Kevin.

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-Would you like to go first or second?

-First, please, Jeremy.

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And here we go with your first question, Paul.

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Which song starts with the question "where have all the good men gone?"

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Love Is A Battlefield was Pat Benatar.

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And I don't think it was Love Is A Battlefield.

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I would say Holding Out For A Hero.

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Yes, Holding Out For A Hero is right.

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I can't place Danger Zone.

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-Do you know that one, Paul, or not?

-I don't. No, sorry.

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-Who was Danger Zone?

-Kenny Loggins.

-Kenny Loggins.

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Lisa, you have to do Holding Out For A Hero for us.

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-Oh, OK. But, you know...

-Go on.

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..dangerous sound levels on this one.

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-OK.

-I'm warning you now, so... What did we say?

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-"Where have all the good men gone?"

-Yes.

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# Where have all the good men gone and where are all the gods?

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# Where's the streetwise Hercules to fight the rising odds?

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# Bum-bum-bum-bum

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# Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery steed?

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# Late at night, I toss and I turn and I dream of what I need

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# I need a hero

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# I'm holding out for a hero till the end of the night... #

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-There we go. We've got the...

-That's brilliant!

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APPLAUSE

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Judith, you've got to join in on the chorus there.

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-No, I can't sing.

-You were going to do the harmony with her.

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No, it would have made a terrible racket.

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LAUGHTER Lisa, that was amazing,

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and your lyrics - you just know them all. It's incredible.

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-I do feel sad that Judith didn't join in.

-Aw, Judith!

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-Next time, honestly, you've got to.

-No, I can't sing.

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I can't hit a note.

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If you sing Holding Out For A Hero,

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it's going to be one of the great Eggheads moments.

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LAUGHTER Sorry, Kevin.

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We're back with you now.

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The BBC's Last Night of the Proms is usually held in which month?

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Well, the Proms tends to run over the July to September period,

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so it's September.

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September is correct. OK, we go back to you, Paul.

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Which city is described as "that toddlin' town"

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in the words of a famous song published in 1922 by Fred Fisher?

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I'm really not sure.

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I'm erring towards Los Angeles or Chicago.

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I would go Chicago.

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Chicago's correct. Nicely done.

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Kevin, which term refers to the method of music teaching

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that applies words such as do, re, mi to notes?

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Well, I mean, polyphony is a style of singing.

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Clef is a piece of musical notation.

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But this do-re-mi is sometimes referred to as tonic sol-fa

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because of the early words that we used as the syllables,

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and so that has been brought into French, as well as solfege.

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So, solfege.

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Yes, solfege is right.

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So, two-two, and the third question could be crucial, Paul. Here we go.

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Which composer's motet entitled Worldes Blis caused booing

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and much of the audience to leave the hall

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when it was premiered at a 1969 concert at the Proms?

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Motet is M-O-T-E-T, and then when I said, "Entitled Worldes Blis",

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it's W-O-R-L-D-E-S, and then, new word, B-L-I-S.

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Looking at the options, I don't think it's Benjamin Britten.

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So, either Peter Maxwell Davies...

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But I think, I have a feeling, it's John Tavener.

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John Tavener is not the right answer.

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It's Peter Maxwell Davies.

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So, you have a chance, Kevin, to take the round.

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In 1956, whose song I'll Be Home

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was the bestselling single of the year in the UK?

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All very prominent at the time, and they're all American,

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of course, and they all had big hits in this country, as well.

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I think this one, though, was Pat Boone.

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If you've got this right, you've taken the round, Kevin.

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The correct answer is Pat Boone. Well done.

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Another Egghead in the final.

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

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So, as it stands, Bowler's Name

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have lost two brains from the final round.

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The Eggheads have not lost any so far,

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and the next subject is Geography.

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-Who wants this?

-Well...

-That's me, I think, isn't it?

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Yeah, Captain.

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Captain goes in. OK, Jeff, against... Let's see.

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..Lisa, Steve or Judith.

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Let's try Steve, I think. He's looking away from me, so...

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-There's a reason for that.

-LAUGHTER

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Jeff from Bowler's Name takes on Steve

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from the Eggheads on Geography. Please take your positions.

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Well, Jeff, I know we're on Geography,

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but I've got to ask you about Springsteen.

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In fact, you've see him in concert how many times?

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I've lost count, but I think it's round about 75.

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But to my shame, I've got friends who've seen him

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probably over 200 times.

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Wow! And I guess there is, therefore, a geographical element,

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cos it wouldn't just be in this country that you've watched him.

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Yeah, I saw him in the States in '84 seven times.

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Been to various places around Europe, as well.

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So, as I get older, we tend to combine

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the concerts with travel, as well.

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So, my wife was quite new to Springsteen in the last

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14 years or so, so we kind of do weekend trips, long weekends

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tied in with the concert. It's great. It's great fun.

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-Brilliant. OK. Well, listen, Jeff, good luck on Geography.

-Thank you.

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You're up against a Springsteen fan, Steve,

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so you're going to lose, I'm afraid. LAUGHTER

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-How do you know I'm not?

-Well, I don't know. I think...

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You've never mentioned him, but...

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Well, I've not told you a lot of things, Jeremy.

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It don't mean I don't do them.

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No, but listen, if you were, you'd have said it by now.

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-I love Bruce Springsteen.

-Do you?

-Well, he's all right.

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-Favourite track?

-I like I'm On Fire.

-I'm On Fire. OK.

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So, Geography, Jeff, and would you like to go first or second?

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Even though it's not worked for us, let's keep to first, please.

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Here we go. Which town, Jeff,

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is joined with Galloway in the name of a Scottish council area?

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OK, I think I know this one because I've been there.

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So, it's certainly not Peebles.

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And whilst Dumfries and Ayr are in a similar area,

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I do believe the answer is Dumfries.

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Dumfries. Dumfries and Galloway, yes.

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Steve, your question.

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The town of Mansfield is in which English county?

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Do you know what? I'm sure my opponent would love this question.

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But, fortunately, it's very close to my house, as well,

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and I know full well it's Nottinghamshire.

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Nottinghamshire is correct.

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Back we go to Jeff.

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What is the approximate population of Kyrgyzstan?

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I haven't a clue, really.

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Kyrgyzstan, obviously, is new on the radar

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to a lot of keen people interested in geography.

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116 million seems high to me.

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I'm going to go for 6 million, please, Jeremy.

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Yeah, 6 million is right. Well done, Jeff.

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Steve, here we go. Hong Kong and Macau

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are both bordered by which of China's provinces?

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This is where I look very uneducated indeed

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because I really do not know.

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Whatever I say is going to be wrong, so let's get it over with.

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I will say Guangdong.

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Guangdong is the right answer.

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Oh, how annoying is that?

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So, Jeff, get this right, put some pressure on Steve.

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The Juan Fernandez Islands in the Pacific Ocean

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belong to which country?

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This takes me back a little bit to

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when I used to watch a lot of the Michael Palin documentaries,

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and I'm trying to rack my brains

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whether these islands came on one of the documentaries he did.

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I don't think it's Peru,

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and I think it is Chile.

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Chile is right. You're playing really well.

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OK, to stay in, Steve, your question.

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According to the United Nations, in 2016,

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there were how many cities in the world

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with more than 1 million inhabitants?

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I can't work this out.

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It's probably, he says,

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with no insight or information whatsoever,

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not as many as you think. So...

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..I'll say 512, and congratulations to my opponent.

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OK, you've got it right. 512 it is. Sorry, Jeff.

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They're just raising their game every time you guys raise yours.

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You've done really well. You've got all your questions right so far.

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He's got all his right, as well. We go to Sudden Death.

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

-OK.

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Here we go. Chania is the second city of which Mediterranean island?

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It's spelled C-H-A-N-I-A.

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OK. I think I've been to this island.

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Might have been a few years ago, but I believe the answer is Crete.

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Crete is right. Well done.

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Sudden Death. Back to you, Steve.

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What colour are the horizontal stripes

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at the top and bottom of the flag of Costa Rica?

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That's blue.

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Blue is right.

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Here's your question, Jeff.

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The Otterburn ranges, owned by the Ministry of Defence,

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forms a large part of which national park?

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Well, it's in Northumberland.

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So, Northumberland National Park, and I'm going to kick myself

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because I think it is under another name.

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It's on the tip of my tongue and I can't get the words out.

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I'm going to have to say just Northumberland.

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-Northumberland National Park?

-Yes.

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I'm so glad you stuck with that. That's the right answer. I'm so...

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I was dreading you coming up with some other name and thinking,

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"Oh, my goodness." OK, well done.

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So, pressure on Steve.

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What name, taken from that of a German naturalist,

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is given to the major ocean current

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that flows north along the west coast of South America?

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-Humboldt.

-Humboldt is correct. Also called the Peru Current.

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Jeff, the holiday resorts of Ko Phi Phi

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and Ko Lanta are in which Asian country?

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-They're in Thailand.

-Thailand is right. Well done.

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Good round. So, back to you, Steve.

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Hebburn and Wallsend are on opposite banks of which English river?

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-Erm, the Tyne.

-The Tyne is right. There was once a ferry between them.

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Jeff, your question.

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Yukon and which other Canadian province or territory border Alaska?

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It's a little bit of a stab in the dark. I'm going to say Manitoba.

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No, it's British Columbia.

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So, Steve, you have a chance to take the round.

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Sudden Death. Your question.

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What is the modern-day name of the English city

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that occupies the site of the Roman settlement known as Glevum?

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G-L-E-V-U-M.

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That's Gloucester, Jeremy.

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You sound pretty certain.

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Glevum was Gloucester. You're right, Steve. Well done.

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You've taken the round. Jeff, you played really well there.

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Sorry you've been knocked out,

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beaten by our Egghead on Sudden Death.

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One more round to play before the final.

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Please return to your teams and we'll play it.

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Well, they really are putting on a stout defence here,

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but Bowler's Name have lost three brains from the final round,

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and the Eggheads are still all there, sitting pretty.

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And the next subject is Arts & Books,

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-so dislodge one before the final.

-I think it's got to be you.

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-Got to be me, hasn't it?

-It's got to be you.

-Go for it, yeah.

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-Who do you fancy?

-Adrian?

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-Yeah, it's Adrian.

-Financial adviser against...?

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And it can be either of the ladies on the end.

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-We'll have a go with Lisa, please.

-Brilliant.

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Adrian from Bowler's Name giving Lisa a runout from the Eggheads.

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For the last time, please go to the Question Room.

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Adrian, Arts & Books against Lisa.

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Would you like to go first or second?

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

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Here is your first question. Good luck getting in the final.

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Which famous painter had the first names Peter Paul?

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OK.

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I don't think it was Rubens, for some reason.

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I honestly don't know, but I'm veering towards Van Dyck,

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so that's my answer, Jeremy - Van Dyck.

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OK, let's just check with your team-mates here.

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-Anyone help us here? What do we think?

-Rubens, we think.

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You think it's Rubens.

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-I'm afraid Peter Paul Rubens.

-OK.

-OK. Lisa,

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what title is held by the arch villain

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James Moriarty in the Sherlock Holmes' stories?

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Don't overthink it. I think he's Professor Moriarty.

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Professor is quite right. Adrian, your question.

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Narinder Dhami, Sue Bentley, Linda Chapman

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and Sue Mongredien collectively write under which pseudonym

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in a range of hugely popular children's books?

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I honestly can't remember ever reading these to my children.

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Any of them.

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-Sadly, Tracy Beaker isn't up there.

-LAUGHTER

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And I genuinely...

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I've absolutely got no idea whatsoever,

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so it's going to be a punt on...

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..Daisy Meadows.

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Daisy Meadows is the right answer. Well done.

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JEREMY CHUCKLES OK, Lisa, you're level.

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What term was coined in 1886 by the critic Felix Feneon

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to describe the art movement

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led by the pointillist painter Georges Seurat?

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I'm not actually sure.

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I suppose Seurat and the like...

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..neo-impressionism wouldn't be a long way out.

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Can I make a case for either of the other two?

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Not off my limited knowledge.

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I'll go for neo-impressionism.

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Yeah, that's right. Neo-impressionism. OK, Adrian,

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as what were Lucas Cranach the Elder

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and his son, Lucas Cranach the Younger,

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known in the 15th and 16th centuries?

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-Could you spell the surname, please?

-Of course. It's C-R-A-N-A-C-H.

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I think I'm going to dismiss writers

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cos I can't think of anything that's been...

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..written that far back that still survives today,

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so it's probably going to be writers, isn't it?

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I think it's sculptors, Jeremy. My answer's going to be sculptors.

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-They were painters.

-Ah, OK.

-They were painters.

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So, Lisa, well done. You're in the final round.

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The Eggheads have all got through to the final.

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Adrian beaten by our Egghead.

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Come back to us, please, both of you,

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and we will see what happens in the crucial final round for £9,000.

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So, this is what we have been playing towards.

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It is time for the final round,

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which, as always, is General Knowledge.

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But I'm afraid those of you who lost your head-to-heads

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won't be taking part in this round,

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and they're all from the Challengers side.

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Jeff, Paul, Adrian and John from Bowler's Name,

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would you please now leave the studio?

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Chris, you are playing to win Bowler's Name £9,000.

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Lisa, Steve, Chris, Kevin, Judith, you're playing for something

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that money can't buy - the Eggheads' reputation.

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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 I was going to say you can confer,

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but they're all stuck backstage.

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Chris, the really big question is,

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can your one brain overturn these five here?

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And would you like to go first or second?

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Well, it was team policy from day one to go first,

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so I'll go first, please, Jeremy.

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Chris, good luck, playing for Bowler's Name.

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In the 1970s, which television presenter

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climbed to the top of Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square

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without a safety harness?

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I remember watching this on Blue Peter,

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and given that Michael Aspel

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and Judith Hann didn't present Blue Peter,

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it must be John Noakes, Jeremy.

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John Noakes is the right answer. Well done.

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And it was played a lot around the time of his passing, wasn't it?

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People were just saying,

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"That is absolutely incredible that that was allowed to happen."

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OK, Eggheads, in which country is the word klomp

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used for a traditional type of shoe?

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-Given the choices...

-Sounds Dutch.

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It's a Dutch word, isn't it?

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-Let's hope so.

-Netherlands? OK?

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-A klomp? As well as a clog?

-Yeah.

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Yeah, well, I don't know.

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I've never heard of it,

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but it's the Netherlands.

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Netherlands is right.

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One each. Back to our Challenger.

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In 1974, which aircraft flew from New York to London

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in a record time of one hour, 54 minutes, 56.4 seconds?

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I was hoping you were going to say Concorde,

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but as it's not there,

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I know for a fact that

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the Blackbird is a very fast plane,

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but it tends to go at very, very high altitudes.

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The Eagle, I've never heard of,

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and the Harrier, I would imagine,

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is a fairly short-range jet.

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So, I'm going to go for Blackbird, please, Jeremy.

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Blackbird is absolutely right. Well done, Chris.

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You're a good quizzer, I can tell. This could be a contest.

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Five Eggheads' brains. We've seen them lose before.

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£9,000, we're playing for.

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Which of these actresses has played the character Moira MacTaggert

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in two of the X-Men series of films?

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X-Men?

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-STEVE:

-Is Rose Byrne in the X-Men films?

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I couldn't remember her being in them.

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I can't remember Rose Byrne being in X-Men films.

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-Well, I don't... Well, I think it might be, actually.

-Do you?

-Mm, OK.

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-I'm pretty sure she's a CIA operative or something.

-Ah.

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-Ah, now it's ringing some bells.

-She's not somebody with superpowers.

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-No.

-Right. I'm happy to go along with that.

-I think it's Rose Byrne.

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OK. Well, we'll take that as an inkling.

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Well, the consensus seems to be that it's Rose Byrne.

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Quite a lot riding on this

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cos you'll give the initiative to the Challengers if you're wrong.

0:25:240:25:28

A little bit of dissent in there.

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-Rose Byrne is the right answer.

-Well done, Kevin.

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Well done, Kevin. Just enough information there to do it.

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Your third question, Chris.

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The volcano called Novarupta,

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formed in 1912 by the largest eruption of the 20th century,

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is in which part of the world?

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I'm not sure that the Caribbean is particularly volcanic,

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and I do remember, a long time ago,

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an island was formed through volcanic eruption near Iceland.

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But that doesn't mean that it's not Alaska.

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My first instinct, when you asked the question,

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before I saw the answers, was Iceland,

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-so I'm going to go for Iceland.

-Iceland is your answer.

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Let's just check with the Eggheads. Do you know?

0:26:170:26:19

-I think it's probably Alaska.

-Alaska is the answer.

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We go to the Eggheads, who can take the contest on their third question.

0:26:230:26:26

The empress Wu Zetian was a ruthless ruler of China

0:26:260:26:30

whose reign interrupted the supremacy of which imperial dynasty?

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I think it's... I think it's Tang.

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So, let's try and think of the dates now.

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I mean, Tang Dynasty was from the early 7th century

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through and up until the 8th.

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But she was relatively early on, I think.

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I think she was somewhere either later in the 7th century,

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or else in the early 8th century.

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-Yeah.

-Song is later.

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Qing is the later one on into the 19...

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Well, 17th to 19th.

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-OK. Shall I say Tang?

-I think it's Tang.

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Tang was the interrupted dynasty.

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We think it's Tang.

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If you've got this right, the contest is over.

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-Do you know this?

-No, I'm afraid not.

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A lot of detail coming out of these Eggs on this question.

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It does sound quite convincing. The answer is Tang.

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We say congratulations, Eggheads. You have won.

0:27:220:27:25

Aw, the Alaska Iceland thing!

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-Mm-hm. I won't forget that.

-No.

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Well, it's very hard against the five of them, I must say.

0:27:330:27:36

And Kevin's on form here, as well. Oh, and Eggheads, the klomp...

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Just cos, I think, Judith, you were worried about

0:27:400:27:42

it's not a clog so how can it be Dutch?

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-The klomp is a whole-foot clog.

-A whole-foot clog?

-Yeah.

0:27:440:27:49

-Yeah, as opposed to...

-What's a clog, then?

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-Well, a clog is a half-foot clog.

-Half-foot clog.

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A clog's a boot upper with a wooden sole.

0:27:530:27:55

-Yeah, it's got a lot of wood round it.

-It's a mule.

-There we are.

0:27:550:27:58

Commiserations, Bowler's Name.

0:27:580:28:00

The Eggheads have done what comes naturally to them.

0:28:000:28:02

It is now officially a winning streak.

0:28:020:28:05

I'm afraid you won't be going home with the £9,000,

0:28:050:28:07

so the money rolls over to our next show.

0:28:070:28:09

Eggheads, congrats.

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Who will beat you? Look at you all sitting there.

0:28:110:28:13

I don't think it can be done. I think, from here to eternity...

0:28:130:28:16

-Oh, thanks for that.

-..you're going to be winning.

0:28:160:28:19

JEREMY LAUGHS Yeah, lose the next game.

0:28:190:28:21

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

0:28:210:28:23

have the brains to defeat them, and if they do, they'll win £10,000.

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Until then, goodbye.

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