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Episode 84

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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-Are you ready for action?

-Definitely.

-Yes.

-Brilliant.

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Hoping to beat the might of the Eggheads today are the Bar Staff.

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Now, this team all work together

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in the education department of a prison in the South West of England.

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-Let's meet them.

-Hi, I'm Viv, and I'm a hospitality lecturer.

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Hi, I'm Nigel, and I'm a maths lecturer.

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Hi, I'm Ian, and I'm a soap tutor.

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Hi, I'm Nigel, and I'm an art tutor.

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Hi, I'm Katie, and I'm a careers adviser.

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-So, Viv and team, hello. ALL:

-Hello.

-Great to see you.

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-So, you're all together in a prison, Viv?

-That's right, yes.

-OK.

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And you're doing education and that kind of thing?

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We all work in the education department now.

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I'm a hospitality lecturer, so I do some cooking lessons

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-and food hygiene qualifications and things like that.

-OK.

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We've got a variety of subjects available.

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On the basis that getting prisoners skilled up

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-so they can get jobs in the outside world?

-On release, yes.

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-OK. So, do you quiz together?

-No, we don't.

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I'm probably the most regular quizzer.

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-I go to a pub quiz.

-Oh, do you? Well, that counts.

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But we've never quizzed together before.

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But you had a little quiz-off in the prison

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-to see who we had with us today?

-Some of my colleagues -

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the other teachers - decided we wanted to do it

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so we got some quiz books and read out some questions at lunchtime

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and kept scores, and this is the result.

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-Brilliant.

-The best of the best!

-Is there a chance

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the quiz will be on in the prison and people will be cheering?

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-I should imagine they will be watching it, yes.

-OK.

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-Well, good luck, Challengers.

-Thank you.

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Every day, there is £1,000 worth of cash

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up for grabs for our Challengers. However, if they don't win,

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the prize money rolls over to the next show.

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Now, Bar Staff, the Eggheads are on a roll, no question.

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-They've won the last ten games.

-Ooh!

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So, the prize is a good one -

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£11,000. And they love it when it gets

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into five figures, so they will defend it to the utmost.

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-Won't you, Eggs?

-Mm-hm.

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-Would you like to try and win?

-Absolutely.

-Yes.

-Very good.

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The first head-to-head battle is on the subject of Music,

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so it's one of you, please, against either Dave,

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Steve, Beth, Kevin or Judith.

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Right, Music, then... Katie, I think that's you.

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-That's me.

-Who would you like to take on?

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-Dave, yeah?

-Katie to take on Dave.

-OK, brilliant stuff.

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So, Katie from the Bar Staff taking on Dave -

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Tremendous Knowledge Dave from the Eggheads - on Music.

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He's very good on the early '80s. To ensure there's no conferring,

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would you please take your positions in the Question Room?

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So, tell us what you do in the prison first, Katie.

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I am a careers adviser.

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So, helping people take a step outside?

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Yeah, I do an assessment and find out their learning needs

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and try and get them onto the appropriate courses for those needs

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-to help them find work when they leave.

-And away from work,

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you're a massive fan of the Manic Street Preachers.

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Oh, humongous fan of the Manic Street Preachers!

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-Really? Have you seen them live?

-Yeah, 20-plus times.

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Oh, wow. OK, well, good luck. Music is your choice.

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-Katie, would you like to go first or second?

-First, please.

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Here we go, against Dave.

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Which famous song ends with the following lines -

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"That stood against him Proud Edward's army

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"And sent him homeward tae think again"?

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And "tae" is spelled T-A-E.

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I don't think it's The Skye Boat Song,

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and I don't think it's Scotland The Brave.

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I think it's Flower Of Scotland

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because that's sung at international matches.

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Very good. It is Flower Of Scotland. Well done.

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Cos it would have been easy to go wrong there.

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OK, Dave, your question. Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie

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have both been members of which of these rock groups?

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A rock group with a colourful history,

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to say the least.

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Fleetwood Mac.

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Fleetwood Mac is quite right.

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OK, one each.

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Here's your question, Katie.

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When was the singer Ellie Goulding born?

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It's not 1976. She's not older than me.

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I don't think it's 1986 either cos that would make her 30.

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I think it's 1996.

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-She's 1986.

-Oh!

-Sorry.

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OK, Dave, your question to take the lead.

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The singer Iggy Pop is most commonly associated with which band?

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Three of my favourites.

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I love The Cramps - Got Good Taste and all that business.

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Don't think it's that.

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The Miracles with Smokey Robinson - brilliant.

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But I think he, still way into his 60s,

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jumped into the crowd with The Stooges.

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The Stooges is correct. Iggy Pop and The Stooges.

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So, that means you need to get this one right to stay in, Katie.

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Under what name did the singer Bernard Jewry

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have top-ten singles in the UK during the 1970s and '80s?

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So, Jewry is J-E-W-R-Y.

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Erm...

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I am taking a guess

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at Captain Sensible.

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Now, he was in The Damned.

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What was his real name, Dave?

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-Ray Burns.

-Ray Burns.

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-Meat Loaf, Dave?

-Marvin Lee Aday.

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Yeah, it was Alvin Stardust, Katie, who was Bernard Jewry.

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So, Katie is knocked out by our Egghead. First round only.

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Dave will be in the final. Please return to us

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and we'll see what the next round holds.

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Mention of Iggy Pop being in his 60s -

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he actually turned 70 in 2017.

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-Unbelievable.

-Born in 1947.

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-Same year as Bowie.

-Is that right?

-Yeah.

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-Of course, they worked together all the time.

-That's right, yeah.

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As it stands, the Bar Staff have lost a brain from the final round.

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No cause for panic yet, but we need to break out soon.

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The Eggheads have not lost any. The next subject is Film & TV.

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So, which of our prison staff want this?

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OK, who fancies that?

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Nigel? How do you feel about Film & TV?

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-I don't mind doing it.

-Nigel B, our art tutor,

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against which Egghead? And it can't be Dave.

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-Who would you recommend?

-Kevin.

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OK, I'll go for Kevin, if that's OK.

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Brilliant stuff. So, Nigel B from the Bar Staff

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

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please take your positions in our legendary Question Room.

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-So, Nigel, good luck. Film & TV.

-Mm-hm.

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I thought you might have gone Arts & Books

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cos I know you love painting.

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Well, it's a bit of a gamble, really. It'll probably come up next!

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Well, yes, of course, it may not come up - that's the thing.

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-Do you paint yourself?

-Not as much as I'd like to now,

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cos I've got small children and that,

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and when you've got children,

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you don't get time to do anything, really!

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Yes, I noticed that myself!

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And you have painted seascapes of Cornwall, particularly?

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Seascapes, yeah, and I usually paint with my fingers and sticks, as well,

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which sounds quite bizarre,

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but it's quite a direct way of putting paint on.

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And also just spending a morning doing that must be really relaxing,

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-as well.

-Yeah, it goes on to the afternoon, evening.

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You lose track of time.

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You've also won a prize for throwing a Wellington boot at a school fete.

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-Yeah, I did.

-Just to show we've done our research here.

-Well done!

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-Yeah, it's all about technique, it is.

-Yeah.

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Well, if you've got one with you, you can hit Kevin with it

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-if he gets too far ahead.

-I've got my shoe or something.

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Yeah, exactly. That's perfect! So, Film & TV, Nigel -

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-would you like to go first or second?

-I'll go first, please.

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Nigel, good luck getting in the final. Here we go.

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The classic film Casablanca is set during which war?

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OK. I've got it at home on DVD.

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Have I watched it? No.

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It's got a few classic lines.

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I'm going to go World War II.

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Very good. World War II is right.

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Brilliant film. Your question, Kevin. Natalie Portman

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received an Oscar nomination in 2017

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for her portrayal of which real-life figure?

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Yes, I saw this. She played Jackie.

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She played Jackie Kennedy, and it didn't go down well

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with a lot of people, I think, who were expecting it to be about

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the assassination or her life afterwards -

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a proper biopic - whereas it's focused very closely,

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very narrowly, on just the few days

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succeeding the assassination and how she coped with that.

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But a fantastic performance.

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Jackie Kennedy is the right answer.

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Back to you, Nigel. What is the name of

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the seedy landlord played by Leonard Rossiter

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in the TV sitcom Rising Damp?

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OK, I think I know this one.

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He wasn't Fletcher. Wasn't Boswell.

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-He was definitely Rigsby.

-Yeah, Rigsby's right.

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You and I are the same age. We know that.

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-Miss Jones!

-That's right! LAUGHTER

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Kevin, to catch up, in which city

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is the 1949 film The Third Man set?

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I actually made a point of seeing it when I went there.

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It's in Vienna,

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and there's a cinema on the Ringstrasse there

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which shows it regularly.

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But to see it in the place where it was filmed,

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and very recognisable locations, is great. It's Vienna.

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Vienna's right. Very good.

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OK, so, over to you, Nigel, for your third question.

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Who provides the voice for the title character

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in the 2017 animated film The Boss Baby?

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Tricky. I haven't seen the film.

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I'm tempted to go Tom Hanks.

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He's done a lot of animations, as well.

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Got a very recognisable voice.

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Erm, Tom...? Would it be Tom Hanks?

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Yeah, I have to go with Tom Hanks.

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-It's actually Alec Baldwin.

-Oh, OK.

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It's the kind of thing he would have done, you're right,

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but it's Alec Baldwin.

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OK, Kevin, for the round, who was the host

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of the 2017 TV BAFTA Awards?

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No, I mean, I saw who some of the main winners were,

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but I didn't see who the host was.

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I'll rule out Olivia Colman on the basis that

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she's always up for every award going anyway

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because she does so much.

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Why would Jennifer Saunders do it?

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I mean, the one who performs hosting duties more often

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of those three, I would say, is...

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Maybe it's a trap, but I would say

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it's probably Sue Perkins, so I'll try Sue Perkins.

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-Let's see. Eggheads?

-We like that.

-Yes, they like that!

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Sue Perkins is the right answer. Three out of three.

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Kevin is in the final. Nigel, sorry.

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I'm just hoping Arts & Books doesn't come up now...

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-Me too!

-..cos you'd be so cross. So, Nigel's beaten by our Egghead.

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Please return to us and we'll play the third round.

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So, as it stands, the Bar Staff have lost

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two brains from the final round.

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The Eggheads have not lost any, and the next subject is History.

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Viv and team, who wants History?

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-OK.

-This is the one we were talking about, wasn't it?

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-It was, yeah.

-I don't fancy it.

-You don't fancy it?

-Not at all.

-OK.

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-I don't either.

-LAUGHTER

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We do sometimes have this situation. I don't know.

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-Go on, Nige.

-Have a go. We trust you.

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OK, Nigel, it's you. The captain has decided.

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Nigel, who do you want to take on?

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Or, Viv, who do you want Nigel to take on?

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Let's see - Steve, Beth, Judith.

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I think maybe Steve?

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-Yeah.

-Is that OK with you?

-Yeah.

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OK, Nigel from the Bar Staff taking on Steve from the Eggheads,

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known as the Man With 10,000 Books.

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

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Well, Nigel, no easy options at this stage of the contest.

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-No, you're right there.

-I'm sorry,

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you're a maths lecturer and you've got History.

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HE CHUCKLES It can happen.

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It's not my best subject, but I'll give it a shot.

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History it is. Nigel, good luck.

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Would you like to go first or second against Steve?

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I'll go first, thank you.

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And here's your first question.

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In 1790, which US president was nominated to choose the exact site

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of the new capital city of the United States?

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Well, we've been doing a whole lot of American president swotting up,

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and this wasn't one of the questions.

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I'm going to rule out George Washington.

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I'm going to go on the basis that it happened after Lincoln's time,

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so I'll go for Ulysses S Grant.

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George Washington is the answer cos the city is called Washington.

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-Right.

-Eggheads, help us here with our dates.

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I always have 1865 in my mind for Lincoln.

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-Is that when he died?

-That's when he was assassinated.

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-Ulysses S Grant?

-He was afterwards.

-Yeah.

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-He was next but one after Lincoln.

-I see.

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End of the 1860s to the late 1870s.

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The sequence on the screen is actually...

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-The chronological sequence, yes.

-The chronology. All right.

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And you can go from the city's name, Washington,

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-straight to George?

-Yes. Yes.

-OK.

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I think it was easier than it looked, that, Nigel.

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Steve, your question.

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Which of these battles took place the most recently?

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Well, I think you've done the chronological thing again, Jeremy.

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One succeeds the other. So, it's the Battle of the Bulge.

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-Yeah, Battle of the Bulge is quite right. Second World War?

-Yeah.

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OK, Nigel,

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the ruler Vlad III,

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who became known as Vlad the Impaler,

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ruled Wallachia in which century?

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And Wallachia is W-A-L-L-A-C-H-I-A.

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I'm just going to go on the basis that

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I don't think it would be the 19th,

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so I'm going to go for the 17th rather than the 15th.

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Viv, do you know this one?

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I think I'd have gone slightly earlier.

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It was a very cruel way of disposing of people.

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I think I'd have gone early, to the 15th century.

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15th is the right answer.

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Vlad the Impaler was the 15th century.

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

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The Eighty Years' War eventually saw the Netherlands

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secure its independence from which country?

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I think that's Spain, Jeremy.

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You're straight there. Spain is the right answer.

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You're in the final, Steve. Sorry, Nigel. I know, not your subject.

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Knocked out by our Egghead. Please return to us.

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

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OK, the Bar Staff have lost three brains from the final round.

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The Eggheads are still all there. They haven't lost any.

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And the last subject before the final is Science.

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-Oh!

-Now... So, it's going to be Viv or Ian.

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I think that's definitely going to be Ian.

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-He likes science.

-Oh, that's good.

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All right. So, it's going your way now.

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So, Ian against either Beth or Judith, one of the ladies.

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-Who do you think?

-Maybe Judith?

-Judith?

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-Judith.

-We like science, don't we, Judith?

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Yes, as long as it's flowers and animals and things.

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LAUGHTER Not the periodic table.

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And not the beastly periodic table!

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Ian's very good at the periodic table.

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Well, that'll be interesting.

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OK, so, Ian from the Bar Staff to take on our Judith.

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Please go to the Question Room now.

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Ian, you're the only person in the UK

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who's been trained to swim using small bowls of water.

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-That's correct. Yes, I am.

-How does that actually work?

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Well, I work with people with...

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Well, mainly adults with fear and phobia of water,

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and the last place those people want to be is in the water.

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So, the method goes back to the 1950s.

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And if you fill a bowl of water

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and then have the person sat at that table...

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When you learn to swim, it's not your elbow or your leg or your back.

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It's your mouth and nose

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that are the two main key elements to learn to swim.

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So, by using a bowl of water in a relaxed environment,

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you can actually get that person prepared for the water

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-without being in the water.

-Brilliant.

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I want to mention your soap-making, as well,

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because this is really interesting.

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With prisoners in the jail where you work,

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they will come and they will learn to make soap with you.

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That's right, yes. They learn different techniques

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and I take them through a four-week course,

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and out of the end of that four-week course,

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they'll know how to make soap.

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And some of them go on and start their own soap businesses

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on the outside, which is really great.

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-That sounds great, Judith, doesn't it?

-Yes.

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-What's the best flavour?

-Oh, crikey!

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You're asking the wrong person about fragrance

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and essential oils and things like that.

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My nose isn't very good. I've spent a lot of my life in water!

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So, what's your favourite flavour, Judith, of soap?

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I don't know. I like rose geranium very much.

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I like chocolaty, cocoa, coconut ones.

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-Oh, edible ones?

-Well, the ones that seem like

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they should be edible, but aren't.

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Yes. So, you want to be eaten.

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Yeah! Science, Ian - would you like to go first or second?

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I would like to go first.

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And here we go.

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In the UK, the RSPB categorises the European robin

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or robin redbreast as belonging to which family of birds?

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I don't like the woodpeckers.

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I sort of... My gut, although I don't know the answer,

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went straight to pipits and wagtails,

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so I'm going to go with my gut feeling

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and go with pipits and wagtails.

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OK. Viv has a slightly worried look here.

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-Viv?

-I'm not sure.

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I think I'd have gone chats and thrushes,

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but no particular reason for knowing that.

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Well, Judith knows all about small birds. Judith?

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Well, they sing absolutely beautifully,

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so I think they're probably chats and thrushes.

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Yeah, it's chats and thrushes, Ian.

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Judith, your question.

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Which of these is a less common name

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for the black and white North American skunk?

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Well, I think polecats stink, don't they?

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And you said it was a skunk, so I think it's a polecat.

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Polecat is the correct answer.

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OK, Ian, back to you. In which year

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did the Apollo 12 space mission land on the moon?

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I think it's going to be the same year as Apollo 11.

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That was July.

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They go again in the same year.

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I don't think they would have waited until '72.

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I'm going to go for 1969.

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-Let's check with the Eggheads here. Eggheads, is he right? ALL:

-Yes.

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Yes, and, Eggheads, is the Apollo 12...?

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Is that the one with Armstrong and Co?

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-No, that was 11.

-That was 11, but it was the same year?

-Yeah.

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1969 is correct, Ian. Well done.

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Judith, your question.

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Which scientist did the physicist Mileva Maric marry in 1903?

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Well, not Pierre Curie cos that was Marie Curie.

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Albert Einstein or Thomas Edison.

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I don't know whether Albert Einstein was married or not.

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I really don't know. I'm going to say Thomas Edison.

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I suspect that the issue here is that Mileva Maric

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is a Russian-sounding name and Einstein was...

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Was that where Einstein was before he went to America?

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No, he was German in origin,

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and then he lived in Switzerland for quite some time

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before he went to the States.

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But she was from, as you guessed from the name, Eastern Europe.

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But it is him - it is Einstein.

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And there are some people who claim that

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she did a lot of work that fed into

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what he did, but that's very controversial.

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-Albert Einstein is the answer here, Judith.

-Oh.

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I thought he looked as if he was the sort of person

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-who might not be married.

-LAUGHTER

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And what do they look like, Judith?

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Well, I mean, he looks like a mad scientist, doesn't he?

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He's everybody's idea of a mad scientist.

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I see what you mean. All right, one each.

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This is good, Ian. You're back in it.

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Here's your question. The chemist Joseph Black

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isolated and identified which gas as fixed air?

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Can you repeat the question, please?

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The chemist Joseph Black isolated and identified

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which gas as fixed air?

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I'm going to go for...

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..carbon monoxide.

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The correct answer is carbon dioxide.

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Judith, you have a chance

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to take the Science round with your third question.

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What is the literal meaning of the name of the Psittacosaurus dinosaur

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when translated from the Greek?

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-And could you spell it?

-Of course.

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P-S-I-T-T-A-C-O-S-A-U-R-U-S.

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I think that is a parrot lizard

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because a parrot disease is called psittacosis, so...

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And that's to do with parrots, so I think it's a parrot lizard.

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With your knowledge of parrot diseases, you've won through.

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You are in the final. Parrot lizard is the right answer.

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Sorry, Ian. They are playing well.

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Not just today, but all the time at the moment.

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You've been beaten by our Egghead.

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If you return to us, we'll play the final round for £11,000.

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Well, we had the first mention, I think,

0:21:390:21:40

in the history of Eggheads of, Judith,

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-what you called a parrot illness.

-Yeah.

-BOTH:

-Psittacosis.

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And, Beth, it's not just parrots?

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No, it's pigeons, as well, and birds like that.

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It causes like a pneumonial-type disease.

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There we go. So, this is what we have been playing towards.

0:21:520:21:55

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

0:21:580:22:01

won't be allowed to take part in this round.

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So, it's the two Nigels and it's Ian and Katie

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from the great Bar Staff.

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Would you please now leave the studio?

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Viv, you are playing to win the Bar Staff £11,000.

0:22:110:22:14

They're all rooting for you back there, aren't you?

0:22:140:22:17

-ALL:

-Yes!

-Dave, Steve, Beth, Kevin, Judith,

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you're playing for something money can't buy,

0:22:200:22:22

which is to keep this amazing run of yours going.

0:22:220:22:24

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

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They're all General Knowledge.

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Viv, normally, I say you can confer, but, sadly, you're on your own!

0:22:290:22:32

No question that you can do it. Take down these five.

0:22:320:22:35

Would you like to go first or second?

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I think I'll go second.

0:22:360:22:38

Here we go. The first question, then, to the Eggheads.

0:22:410:22:44

In which year was the actor Will Ferrell born?

0:22:440:22:47

I would have thought '67.

0:22:510:22:53

-Yeah, he's not as old as 60, is he?

-Not as old as '57.

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A bit older than me.

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He's not as old as 60, and he's not as young as 40.

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-No.

-I would have said '67.

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I would have thought he was around about...

0:23:020:23:05

I would have thought '67 is probably the best.

0:23:050:23:08

He's only really been on the scene...

0:23:080:23:10

-What does he look?

-Around about 50.

-50. So, that's '67.

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-DAVE:

-Go with '67.

-OK.

-JUDITH:

-He's 50.

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So, process of elimination,

0:23:150:23:16

we don't think he's as old as being in his 60s,

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and we don't think he's as young as him being in his 40s,

0:23:200:23:23

so that would bring him to 1967.

0:23:230:23:25

-1967 is correct.

-Well done.

0:23:250:23:28

Challenger, Gordon Brown

0:23:280:23:30

and which other politician held an infamous dinner meeting

0:23:300:23:33

at a London restaurant called Granita in 1994?

0:23:330:23:37

Right. So, Gordon Brown was Labour.

0:23:400:23:45

I do vaguely remember reading something about that in the paper.

0:23:450:23:50

So, I think I'm going to go...

0:23:520:23:54

..Tony Blair.

0:23:550:23:56

Tony Blair is absolutely right.

0:23:560:23:58

The next question is for the Eggheads.

0:23:580:24:00

In 1535, who became the first person to translate

0:24:000:24:04

and print the entire Bible in English?

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-Was it Coverdale?

-It's Coverdale.

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-Coverdale is the famous name there.

-Yeah. Is it Coverdale?

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-I've not heard the other names. Have you, Kevin?

-Not really, no.

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I mean, I think John Overall rings a bell from somewhere,

0:24:180:24:21

-but they're not...

-No.

-Nothing like as well-known as Miles Coverdale.

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-I thought it was Coverdale.

-And Coverdale certainly did...

0:24:240:24:27

-He did the translation.

-He did this translation, yes.

0:24:270:24:30

-I mean, I'd be quite happy with that.

-Yeah.

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We believe the translator is Miles Coverdale.

0:24:320:24:35

Miles Coverdale is correct. Good answer, and they're ahead.

0:24:350:24:39

Viv, here's your question.

0:24:390:24:41

The journalist Lester Bangs

0:24:410:24:43

was best known for his writings on which subject?

0:24:430:24:46

Could you just repeat the name for me, please?

0:24:490:24:51

The journalist Lester Bangs -

0:24:510:24:54

B-A-N-G-S -

0:24:540:24:55

was best known for his writings on which subject?

0:24:550:24:58

I'm not familiar with that name.

0:24:580:25:00

So, it sounds like quite an arty-type name.

0:25:000:25:05

It's probably not a real name. I'm not sure.

0:25:050:25:08

Think I will go with rock music.

0:25:100:25:13

I haven't heard this name before and I love rock music.

0:25:130:25:16

-Is it rock music?

-Yes, it is.

-Is it? Where was he writing for?

0:25:160:25:19

-Rolling Stone, that sort of thing.

-Oh, I see.

0:25:190:25:21

Lester Bangs, rock music is the right answer.

0:25:210:25:24

Well done, Viv. Very steady.

0:25:240:25:26

Eggheads,

0:25:260:25:28

there are approximately how many licensed black cabs in London?

0:25:280:25:33

-Right, it's not 210,000, is it?

-No, it can't be that many.

-Right. Now...

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2,100... Because, I think, in Manchester, it's about 1,500.

0:25:430:25:48

-Is it?

-Yeah, around that.

0:25:480:25:50

Black cabs for covering a city that's a lot less.

0:25:510:25:55

-It's less than you think.

-Are we going with the middle?

0:25:550:25:58

-I'm inclined...

-I'm inclined for the middle.

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I'm inclined to go middle because, as I said, 2,100 is

0:26:000:26:03

-low to cover...

-Doesn't seem many at all, does it?

0:26:030:26:05

-Black cab there...

-2,100 isn't enough.

0:26:050:26:09

-2,100 all over London?

-Not enough.

0:26:090:26:12

-You see them all over the place.

-Yeah.

-It's a turkey shoot,

0:26:120:26:14

-but I'd go 21,000.

-Right, 21,000?

-Same.

-Same?

0:26:140:26:18

Yeah, I think, really, if you go higher than that...

0:26:180:26:22

I think it's... I think, you know, 21 sounds good.

0:26:220:26:26

-21. Judith?

-Yes, I think 21, too.

-OK.

0:26:260:26:28

Right. We don't think that 2,100 is enough for the whole of London.

0:26:280:26:34

But, equally, we think

0:26:340:26:37

210,000 is far too many, so we think 21,000.

0:26:370:26:41

I remember, about 20 years ago, seeing an article saying

0:26:410:26:43

that there were 16,000, so there's more now.

0:26:430:26:45

21,000 is right. Well done.

0:26:450:26:47

21,000. They've got three out of three.

0:26:470:26:50

Would have been nice if they'd got one wrong,

0:26:500:26:52

but they're not in that kind of form at the moment.

0:26:520:26:54

So, Viv, your third question.

0:26:540:26:56

Chapman Pincher, who died in 2014 at the age of 100,

0:26:560:27:00

was a renowned figure in which field?

0:27:000:27:02

Well, I'm not familiar with the name.

0:27:060:27:08

Chapman Pincher.

0:27:090:27:12

I really don't know.

0:27:120:27:13

So, I think I'm going to do a Judith and go down the right

0:27:150:27:18

and say Egyptology.

0:27:180:27:20

Egyptology is your answer. So, we're playing for £11,000.

0:27:200:27:23

If you've got this right, we will go to Sudden Death.

0:27:230:27:25

If you've got it wrong, the contest is over.

0:27:250:27:28

He is familiar to me and I've got some sort of security services

0:27:280:27:31

-connection with him. Is that right?

-Yes.

0:27:310:27:33

-Why is that?

-He exposed some spy things.

0:27:330:27:36

-I think he wrote about...

-Espionage.

-Espionage. So, what was his field?

0:27:360:27:40

-Journalism.

-Journalism is the answer, Viv.

0:27:400:27:42

I'm sorry, we have to say congratulations, Eggheads.

0:27:420:27:45

You have won.

0:27:450:27:47

Good defence, Viv. One against five - very difficult.

0:27:510:27:55

-I did my best.

-Yeah, I hope you enjoyed coming.

0:27:550:27:57

-I did. We've enjoyed it. Thank you.

-Brilliant.

0:27:570:28:00

Well, commiserations to the Bar Staff.

0:28:000:28:02

The Eggheads have done what comes naturally to them at the moment.

0:28:020:28:05

And they've got this winning streak going, and it is impressive,

0:28:050:28:08

so it means the Challengers don't go home with the £11,000.

0:28:080:28:10

We'll roll that money over to our next show.

0:28:100:28:13

Eggheads, five of you,

0:28:130:28:14

I'm just wondering if you will ever lose a round again.

0:28:140:28:17

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

0:28:170:28:19

have the brains to take them down. There'll be 12,000 to play for.

0:28:190:28:24

Until we quiz again, goodbye.

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