John Humphrys invites four contestants to answer questions in the black chair. Subjects include the Sandman graphic novels of Neil Gaiman and the life and work of Gerard Hoffnung.
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First in the spotlight tonight is Philip Price, a chartered surveyor from Codicote,
his specialist subject - the Wines of the Loire Valley.
Next, Frances Chant, a customer service adviser from Manchester.
She'll answer questions on the Sandman Graphic Novels.
Maya Davis, a retired teacher from Brighton,
her subject - artist, musician and funny man Gerard Hoffnung.
And Adrian Scott, a consultant from Alhampton, and his subject - the Scottish Enlightenment.
Hello and welcome to Mastermind with me, John Humphrys.
Four more contenders are about to take television's ultimate test of nerve and knowledge.
They answer two minutes of questions on their specialist subject,
then two and a half minutes on general knowledge.
The winner will take a step closer to the final and the chance to own the great glass bowl,
so let's get on with it and ask our first contender to join us, please.
Two minutes. Which wine-producing area is on the opposite bank of the river from Pouilly-sur-Loire?
-Sevre et Maine and Coteaux de la Loire are two appellations of which wine,
also known as Melon de Bourgogne?
-What sub-appellation is given to the best Anjou red wines,
made from Cabernet Franc grapes, sometimes with Cabernet Sauvignon?
Which grape variety is best known locally as Pineau de la Loire?
-Which red wine appellation, within the larger appellation of Saumur,
is said to get its name from the Latin for "field of fire"?
-Which chateau, home to the de Ladoucette family for generations,
is the largest and best known producer in the Pouilly area?
-Chateau du Nozet.
-What name is used by the Nantais for the grape also known as the Folle Blanche?
-Which two-word term on the labels of many Muscadets indicates that the finished wine has been left
on its sediment after fermentation and then bottled without racking?
-What appellation was created in 1975
for the sparkling wine produced around Saumur, Anjou and Touraine?
-Cremant de Loire.
Chinon's wine district lies on which river, a tributary of the Loire?
-What is the name of the grape used to produce the wine sold as Pouilly-sur-Loire?
-Domaine Huet is a leading producer of which wine of the Touraine district,
made from the Chenin Blanc grape?
-Can you repeat the question?
-Domaine Huet is a leading producer of which wine of the Touraine district,
made from the Chenin Blanc grape?
-Which grape, best known for producing Beaujolais,
is grown in the Cote Roannaise region to produce red wines?
-The name of which French writer from Chinon has been adopted by the group of so-called Entonneurs
who promote his work and Chinon wine?
-Savennieres on the north of the Loire has two of its own sub-appellations -
Roche-aux-Moines and which other associated with the Joly family?
-BEEP Coulee de Serrant.
You had three passes. Domaine Huet is a leading producer of Vouvray.
The name used by the Nantais for the grape also known as the Folle Blanche is Gros Plant.
And the red wine appellation within the larger one of Saumur is Saumur-Champigny.
Three passes, Philip Price, you have ten points.
And our next contender, please.
Two minutes. In Tales In The Sand, what colour was the weaverbird
before it collected the flaming berry of the sun-tree for Nada and was burned a deep brown?
-Which one of the Endless has a realm filled with mirrors that are windows onto the world?
-In Imperfect Hosts, who is "purveyor of penny dreadfuls,
"shilling shockers, blood and thunders and fust-rate nightmares"?
-After Wanda's funeral, Barbie returns to her grave and places which comic on the coffin?
-Which US President says in Prez Rickard's bedroom, "Nothing you do in the White House matters"?
-According to Destruction in Brief Lives, Despair defines hope.
Which of the Endless does he say "defines freedom"?
-Destiny. In Dream A Little Dream Of Me,
what does John Constantine call the 247-year-old woman who warns him that the Sandman is back?
-What charm "set in gold with unicorn's horn" did John Dee give to Elizabeth I,
according to Erasmus Fry in Calliope?
-In Thermidor, Robespierre discovers that Lady Johanna Constantine is living
in revolutionary France under what name?
-What imaginary creatures does Jed release from the globe in his dream, The Land Of Marvellous Dreams?
Who rules Hell along with Lucifer and Beelzebub in A Hope In Hell?
-In The Wake, who turns down Dream's offer to bring him back to life,
saying, "I had a fine existence, I was a good place"?
-Dream meets up with Robert Gadling every 100 years in Men Of Good Fortune.
What business does he advise Gadling to give up in 1789?
-In The Exiles, what does Master Li obtain from the claw crane arcade game
that enables him to continue his journey?
-A teddy bear.
-A bridge. In Dream Country, with what phrase does Will Shakespeare send his troupe out
before A Midsummer Night's Dream?
-"Break a leg."
-In Facade, Rainie Blackwell transforms her hand into what element
to open the door to her room?
-Magnesium is correct.
You had two passes.
Those imaginary creatures were Verbal Gerbils.
And the charm "set in gold with unicorn's horn" was a bezoar.
Frances Chant, you have 11 points.
And our next contender, please.
Two minutes, starting now. Hoffnung was born in March 1925 in which city?
-In which magazine did he have his first published drawing, aged 15?
-One of his cartoons depicts a hippopotamus with its mouth open to reveal which musical instrument?
-A grand piano.
-What job was Hoffnung hired to do in World War Two?
His German birth made him ineligible for the military.
-Published in 1953, what is the title of the first
in his series of six small books of cartoons on musical themes?
-Which US-born actor and director helped produce the first Hoffnung Music Festival Concert
at the Royal Festival Hall in 1956?
-On which weekly radio show was he interviewed by Charles Richardson with surreal results?
Saturday Night On The Light.
What's the '52 book by James Broughton for which Hoffnung provided illustrations?
-In a letter read by Hoffnung about a holiday in the Dolomites,
a hotel landlord claims to have what "in every bedroom, affording delightful prospects"?
-A French widow.
-In his Bricklayer's Story, what had caused the damage to the top of the building?
-On the title page of The Hoffnung Companion To Music,
he says he is President of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to what?
-Contra Bassoons. At whose home did he first meet Annetta Bennett whom he married in 1952?
-On what equipment did the horn player Dennis Brain perform the presto
from the Concerto for Alphorn at the '56 Music Festival Concert?
-Hoffnung was concerned with prison reform and often visited which prison?
-Who was the librettist of L'Enfant Et Les Sortileges
who wrote special captions for Hoffnung's paintings of the work?
-On one edition of Saturday Night On The Light,
after describing how he had too many pen knives, what did Hoffnung say he liked to collect?
-Sauerkraut. Hoffnung claimed he was expelled from art college
after giving the principal an unflattering cartoon. Which college?
-He played tuba...
..in the Stars In Our Eyes concert in September 1959, a week before his sudden death aged 34.
What organisation was the concert in aid of?
You had one pass. The title of that 1952 book by James Broughton was The Right Playmate.
-But you have, Maya Davis, 14 points.
And our final contender, please.
And your name is...?
The Scottish Enlightenment.
Which century saw the first flowering of the Scottish Enlightenment?
-The 18th century.
-Which philosopher, notorious for his supposed atheism,
fell into a bog and was helped out by a woman only after she forced him to recite the Lord's Prayer?
-Which reference work, published in Edinburgh in 1768,
sought to provide a complete summary of human knowledge?
-John Robison met which instrument maker and later recalled,
"I saw a workman, but was surprised to find a philosopher"?
-James Watt. In which work of 1759 did Adam Smith describe the rich
as "led by an invisible hand"?
-The Wealth of Nations.
-The Theory of Moral Sentiments. What honorary title did Henry Home assume
in the Court of Session in 1752?
-In 1761, which Irish actor gave lectures on English elocution in Edinburgh?
-Thomas Reid, of the Common Sense school of Scottish philosophy,
began teaching at which university in 1751?
-Which Jamaican won his freedom in 1778
-after a court in Edinburgh ruled that slavery was contrary to Scottish law?
Which magazine was founded in 1802 by Sydney Smith and others?
-The Edinburgh Review.
-Adam Smith accompanied a duke on a Grand Tour
and was rewarded with a pension. Who was the duke?
-Duke of Buccleuch.
-James MacPherson attributed the epic poems Fingal and Temora to which mythical Gaelic bard
who he claimed to have translated?
-Who served six terms as Lord Provost of Edinburgh
and organised a company of volunteers to defend the city during the Jacobite rising of 1745?
-In the mid 1720s, who established the first lending library in Britain in Edinburgh?
-The first two books of David Hume's Treatise of Human Nature were...
-I'll finish the question. ..on Understanding and the Passions.
What was the subject of the third?
-The history of England?
You had three passes. It was Alan Ramsay Senior who established the first lending library.
George Drummond served six terms as Lord Provost of Edinburgh.
And Joseph Knight was the Jamaican who won his freedom in 1778.
You have, Adrian Scott, 9 points.
So a very close first round there. Let's have a look at the scores.
In fourth place, Adrian Scott.
Third place, Philip Price.
Second place, Frances Chant.
In the lead, 14 points, Maya Davis.
The general knowledge round now. If there is a tie at the end of it, passes get taken into account.
The contender with the fewer passes wins. The six highest-scoring runners-up also claim a place
in the semi-finals. So let's get on with it and ask Adrian Scott to join us again, please.
And you have nine points with your specialist subject.
Let's see how you do with general knowledge. Two and a half minutes.
Which country was known as Siam until 1939?
-The Narnia window in Holy Trinity Church, Oxford, is a memorial to which writer?
-What name is given to the six north-eastern states of America?
-Which aromatic herb with narrow, elongated green leaves is an element of fines herbes,
often used to flavour vinegar?
-Tarragon. Which river rises on Cross Fell in the Pennines and continues to the North Sea?
-The Tees. What nickname did Richard Neville acquire during the Wars of the Roses?
-In Dad's Army, whose wife Elizabeth was never seen, although she was often on the phone to him?
-Tommy Hutchison and Des Walker both scored own goals in the FA Cup final.
-Which team were the opponents on both occasions?
Tottenham. What Latin phrase did the Venetians use for land they controlled on the Italian mainland?
-Which band reached Number One in the UK album charts in January 1977 with Arrival?
-ABBA. Which Chinese revolutionary leader served as the first Provisional President
after the overthrow of the Manchu dynasty in 1911?
-Whose novel, Shirley, published in 1849, is set during the Luddite riots?
Which Roman historian is best known by his nickname, meaning "silent", but was a renowned public speaker?
-Tacitus. A jade is an archaic word for a bad-tempered woman
or a worn-out specimen of what animal?
-Yes, or horse. In which opera by Verdi do the gypsies sing the Anvil Chorus?
-Which organisation has the flagship THV Patricia, which maintains offshore lighthouses?
-In architecture, what name is used for a semi-circular window with radiating glazing bars,
-usually over a door?
A fanlight. Which 1947 film starring Richard Attenborough as Pinkie was remade in 2010?
-Which Merseyside constituency did Harold Wilson represent from 1950 to 1983?
-What is the common name for the species of shark characterised by flattened extensions of the head?
-The bust of which composer is featured on the Austrian one euro coin?
-Yes. David Lodge...
..set some of his novels in the fictional city of Rummidge,
based on which Midlands university where he taught English literature?
Three passes. That '47 film starring Richard Attenborough was Brighton Rock.
Charlotte Bronte wrote Shirley. And the Latin phrase used by the Venetians was Terra Firma.
Three passes, Adrian Scott, you now have a total of 21 points.
And now Philip Price again, please.
You begin with 10 points from your knowledge of Loire Valley wines.
Two and a half minutes on general knowledge, starting now. What colour flag is a symbol of socialism?
-Which Hampshire town has hosted a biennial international air show since 1948?
-Which portly knight appears in Henry IV Parts I and II and the Merry Wives of Windsor?
-What alternative name for a black leopard is applied in North America to a puma or cougar?
-Which Sicilian composer, who died aged 33 in 1835, composed operas including Il Pirata?
-Bellini. Which cocktail made from white rum, coconut milk and pineapple juice
is the official cocktail of Puerto Rico?
What word for an unwholesome smell or atmosphere comes from the Greek for defilement?
-In 1990, which Conservative politician proposed his controversial cricket test
-when he questioned the loyalty of immigrants who supported teams from their country of origin?
Which motor racing circuit is on a former airfield south of Towcester?
-At the battle of Bunker Hill, American troops were not to fire on the enemy until they saw...?
-The whites of their eyes.
-Which Mexican artist was twice married to her fellow artist Diego Rivera?
-In linguistics, an acute accent is represented by an upward-sloping line.
What accent is represented by a downward-sloping line?
-Who was buried in March, 2001, after his boat was raised from Coniston Water after 34 years?
-Which 1988 film starring Glenn Close and John Malkovich is based on a 1782 novel
by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos?
-Which celestial body is the particular concern of the branch of astronomy known as selenology?
-The Moon. On radio, which special agent's sidekicks were Snowey White and Jock Anderson?
-Dick Barton. In Ancient Greece, which city state was known for rigorous military discipline?
-Which simple musical instrument consists of a small tapered pipe with a hole in it
-and a thin membrane that vibrates when you sing into the pipe?
Princess Margaret called off her engagement in 1955 as "Christian marriage is indissoluble".
-Who was she marrying?
-No, I can't remember.
-Well, I'll tell you as we're out of time. Group Captain Peter Townsend.
That musical instrument is the kazoo. Dangerous Liaisons was the 1988 Glenn Close film.
You have an acute accent and you have a grave.
The Mexican artist - Frida Kahlo.
-Norman Tebbit was the man behind the cricket test.
That word for the unwholesome smell - miasma.
-And a black leopard is also a panther.
-A panther, yeah.
You have, Philip Price, a total of 17 points.
And now Frances Chant, please.
And you begin with 11 points with your knowledge of the Sandman graphic novels.
Two and a half minutes starting now.
Which internet auction site was founded in 1995 as AuctionWeb?
-Which family of musical instruments includes the oboe and bassoon?
-Wind. Wind instruments.
-You need more.
-What is a female swan called, the male being known as a cob?
-Pen. Which Premier League football club was taken over by the Boston Red Sox owners
in October, 2010?
-Which Native American people were forcibly marched out from Georgia from 1838 and 1839
-in the Trail of Tears?
Cherokee. Whose song Forget You was one of the biggest-selling singles of 2010?
-Cee Lo Green.
-In the 16th century, whose painting The Cardsharps attracted Cardinal del Monte,
-who took him into his household?
-Which former Deputy PM accepted a peerage in July, 2010?
-What Latin term is used for a university degree awarded to a student too ill for exams?
-Which anthem by Hubert Parry to words by William Blake did the WI adopt as their song in 1924?
-Which river was first explored by Spain's Francisco de Orellana,
who gave it its name after reporting battles with female warriors?
-Panettone, a rich, sweet bread eaten at Christmas, originated in which northern Italian city?
-Whose best-known novel, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,
was inspired by one of her teachers at a high school in Edinburgh?
-Which historic region of the north-western Indian subcontinent
shares its name with a Pakistani province and an Indian state?
-Punjab. What term for a dealer in illicit alcohol during Prohibition in America
is said to come from the place where illegal flasks of alcohol were concealed?
-Which director's works include The Terminator, Titanic and Avatar?
-What is embedded in formaldehyde in Damien Hirst's Physical Impossibility of Death...?
-By what are tabloid papers sometimes known because of the colour of their masthead?
-The title character of which Shakespeare early play returns to Rome after victory over the Goths
bringing with him their queen, Tamora?
-Titus Andronicus. The name of which mountain comes...
..from Scots Gaelic for "terrible mountain"?
You had four passes. Dame Muriel Spark wrote The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.
That Latin term for a degree awarded to a student too ill to attend is called an aegrotat.
Hmm. Me, neither!
And Caravaggio's work attracted him to Cardinal del Monte.
And the musical instruments belonged to the woodwind family. Four passes.
You have now a total of 23 points.
And, finally, Maya Davis, please.
And you begin with 14 points with your knowledge of Gerard Hoffnung.
The score to beat is 23. Let's see if you can do it. Two and a half minutes starting now.
What day follows Shrove Tuesday and marks the first day of Lent?
-Who recorded several albums with Paul Simon including Bridge Over Troubled Water?
-The last words of which film actress were reputedly, "Say goodbye to the President"?
-What heavenly beings are said to have come to the aid of British forces retreating at Mons
in August, 1914?
-The French composer Emile Waldteufel's waltz Les Patineurs is better known by what English name?
-In architecture, what is the decorative end of a gable often in the form of a spike
-or a bunch of leaves?
-In Tennyson's poem, which bird of prey, "Clasps the crag with crooked hands,
"Close to the sun in lonely lands"?
-Who was accused of showing disrespect by wearing what looked like a donkey jacket
at the Cenotaph in 1981?
-What was the name of Shelagh Delaney's first play, set in Salford?
-A Taste of Honey.
-The market town of Hawes, a centre for cheesemaking, is in which of the Yorkshire dales?
-What name, derived from the French for acute, was given to violent fever, especially malarial,
marked by paroxysms of chills and sweating?
-Flatford Mill famously features in paintings by which Suffolk-born artist?
It was once owned by his father.
-In December, 2010, who became the first jockey to be voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year?
-What is the name of both a North African earthenware pot with a tall, conical lid
-and the stew cooked in it?
-OK. The plot of which Gilbert and Sullivan opera
has Angelina suing for breach of promise?
-Trial By Jury.
-In Greek mythology, people who ate fruit of a certain tree forget friends and home.
What was the tree?
-Which country left the Commonwealth in 1949 when it officially became a republic?
-Ireland. In the New Testament, about half the 27 books are attributed to whose authorship?
-The name of which flower comes directly from the Middle English name for the asphodel?
-Who was created the Marquess of Blandford by Queen Anne in 1702?
-John... The chap from Blenheim. Can't remember.
-What name is given to a word...
-..formed by the initial letters of other words?
It's an acronym. Five passes. The name of the flower that comes from the asphodel is daffodil.
Tajine is the stew and the pot.
Tony McCoy is the first jockey to be BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
Wensleydale is where Hawes is.
The decorative end of a gable is the finial.
Five passes, but Maya Davis you have 27 points.
There we are. A clear winner. Let's look at all the scores.
In fourth place, Philip Price.
Third place, Adrian Scott.
Second place, 23 points, Frances Chant.
In first place, 27 points, Maya Davis!
Which means Maya Davis is tonight's winner and goes through to the semi-finals. Congratulations to her.
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Host John Humphrys invites four more contenders to answer questions in the black chair. The topics are: the Sandman graphic novels of Neil Gaiman, the life and work of Gerard Hoffnung, the Scottish Enlightenment and wines of the Loire Valley.