Episode 2 Mastermind


Episode 2

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,

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his specialist subject - the Wines of the Loire Valley.

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Next, Frances Chant, a customer service adviser from Manchester.

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She'll answer questions on the Sandman Graphic Novels.

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Maya Davis, a retired teacher from Brighton,

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her subject - artist, musician and funny man Gerard Hoffnung.

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And Adrian Scott, a consultant from Alhampton, and his subject - the Scottish Enlightenment.

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APPLAUSE

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Hello and welcome to Mastermind with me, John Humphrys.

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Four more contenders are about to take television's ultimate test of nerve and knowledge.

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They answer two minutes of questions on their specialist subject,

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then two and a half minutes on general knowledge.

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The winner will take a step closer to the final and the chance to own the great glass bowl,

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so let's get on with it and ask our first contender to join us, please.

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Two minutes. Which wine-producing area is on the opposite bank of the river from Pouilly-sur-Loire?

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-Sancerre.

-Sevre et Maine and Coteaux de la Loire are two appellations of which wine,

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also known as Melon de Bourgogne?

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-Muscadet.

-What sub-appellation is given to the best Anjou red wines,

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made from Cabernet Franc grapes, sometimes with Cabernet Sauvignon?

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-Cabernet d'Anjou.

-Anjou-Villages.

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Which grape variety is best known locally as Pineau de la Loire?

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-Chenin Blanc.

-Which red wine appellation, within the larger appellation of Saumur,

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is said to get its name from the Latin for "field of fire"?

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-Pass.

-Which chateau, home to the de Ladoucette family for generations,

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is the largest and best known producer in the Pouilly area?

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-Chateau du Nozet.

-What name is used by the Nantais for the grape also known as the Folle Blanche?

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-Pass.

-Which two-word term on the labels of many Muscadets indicates that the finished wine has been left

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on its sediment after fermentation and then bottled without racking?

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-Sur lie.

-What appellation was created in 1975

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for the sparkling wine produced around Saumur, Anjou and Touraine?

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-Saumur Petillant.

-Cremant de Loire.

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Chinon's wine district lies on which river, a tributary of the Loire?

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-Vienne.

-What is the name of the grape used to produce the wine sold as Pouilly-sur-Loire?

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-Chasselas.

-Domaine Huet is a leading producer of which wine of the Touraine district,

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made from the Chenin Blanc grape?

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-Can you repeat the question?

-Domaine Huet is a leading producer of which wine of the Touraine district,

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made from the Chenin Blanc grape?

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-Pass.

-Which grape, best known for producing Beaujolais,

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is grown in the Cote Roannaise region to produce red wines?

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-Gamay.

-The name of which French writer from Chinon has been adopted by the group of so-called Entonneurs

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who promote his work and Chinon wine?

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-Rabelais.

-Savennieres on the north of the Loire has two of its own sub-appellations -

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Roche-aux-Moines and which other associated with the Joly family?

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-BEEP Coulee de Serrant.

-Correct.

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You had three passes. Domaine Huet is a leading producer of Vouvray.

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The name used by the Nantais for the grape also known as the Folle Blanche is Gros Plant.

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And the red wine appellation within the larger one of Saumur is Saumur-Champigny.

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Three passes, Philip Price, you have ten points.

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APPLAUSE

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And our next contender, please.

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Two minutes. In Tales In The Sand, what colour was the weaverbird

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before it collected the flaming berry of the sun-tree for Nada and was burned a deep brown?

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-White.

-Which one of the Endless has a realm filled with mirrors that are windows onto the world?

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-Despair.

-In Imperfect Hosts, who is "purveyor of penny dreadfuls,

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"shilling shockers, blood and thunders and fust-rate nightmares"?

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-Cain.

-After Wanda's funeral, Barbie returns to her grave and places which comic on the coffin?

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-Hyperman.

-Which US President says in Prez Rickard's bedroom, "Nothing you do in the White House matters"?

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-Richard Nixon.

-According to Destruction in Brief Lives, Despair defines hope.

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Which of the Endless does he say "defines freedom"?

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-Death.

-Destiny. In Dream A Little Dream Of Me,

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what does John Constantine call the 247-year-old woman who warns him that the Sandman is back?

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-Mad Hettie.

-What charm "set in gold with unicorn's horn" did John Dee give to Elizabeth I,

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according to Erasmus Fry in Calliope?

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-Pass.

-In Thermidor, Robespierre discovers that Lady Johanna Constantine is living

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in revolutionary France under what name?

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-Jeanne Dulac.

-Jeanne Bonchance.

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-What imaginary creatures does Jed release from the globe in his dream, The Land Of Marvellous Dreams?

-Pass.

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Who rules Hell along with Lucifer and Beelzebub in A Hope In Hell?

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-Azazel.

-In The Wake, who turns down Dream's offer to bring him back to life,

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saying, "I had a fine existence, I was a good place"?

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-Fiddler's Green.

-Dream meets up with Robert Gadling every 100 years in Men Of Good Fortune.

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What business does he advise Gadling to give up in 1789?

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-Slave trading.

-In The Exiles, what does Master Li obtain from the claw crane arcade game

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that enables him to continue his journey?

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-A teddy bear.

-A bridge. In Dream Country, with what phrase does Will Shakespeare send his troupe out

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before A Midsummer Night's Dream?

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-"Break a leg."

-In Facade, Rainie Blackwell transforms her hand into what element

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to open the door to her room?

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-BEEP Magnesium.

-Magnesium is correct.

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You had two passes.

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Those imaginary creatures were Verbal Gerbils.

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And the charm "set in gold with unicorn's horn" was a bezoar.

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Frances Chant, you have 11 points.

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APPLAUSE

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And our next contender, please.

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Two minutes, starting now. Hoffnung was born in March 1925 in which city?

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-Berlin.

-In which magazine did he have his first published drawing, aged 15?

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-Lilliput.

-One of his cartoons depicts a hippopotamus with its mouth open to reveal which musical instrument?

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-A grand piano.

-What job was Hoffnung hired to do in World War Two?

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His German birth made him ineligible for the military.

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-Washing bottles.

-Published in 1953, what is the title of the first

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in his series of six small books of cartoons on musical themes?

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-The Maestro.

-Which US-born actor and director helped produce the first Hoffnung Music Festival Concert

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at the Royal Festival Hall in 1956?

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-Sam Wanamaker.

-On which weekly radio show was he interviewed by Charles Richardson with surreal results?

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Saturday Night On The Light.

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What's the '52 book by James Broughton for which Hoffnung provided illustrations?

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-Pass.

-In a letter read by Hoffnung about a holiday in the Dolomites,

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a hotel landlord claims to have what "in every bedroom, affording delightful prospects"?

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-A French widow.

-In his Bricklayer's Story, what had caused the damage to the top of the building?

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-A hurricane.

-On the title page of The Hoffnung Companion To Music,

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he says he is President of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to what?

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-Tubas.

-Contra Bassoons. At whose home did he first meet Annetta Bennett whom he married in 1952?

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-Rowland Emett.

-On what equipment did the horn player Dennis Brain perform the presto

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from the Concerto for Alphorn at the '56 Music Festival Concert?

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-A hosepipe.

-Hoffnung was concerned with prison reform and often visited which prison?

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-Pentonville.

-Who was the librettist of L'Enfant Et Les Sortileges

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who wrote special captions for Hoffnung's paintings of the work?

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-Colette.

-On one edition of Saturday Night On The Light,

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after describing how he had too many pen knives, what did Hoffnung say he liked to collect?

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-Pipes.

-Sauerkraut. Hoffnung claimed he was expelled from art college

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after giving the principal an unflattering cartoon. Which college?

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-Hornsey.

-He played tuba...

-BEEP

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..in the Stars In Our Eyes concert in September 1959, a week before his sudden death aged 34.

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What organisation was the concert in aid of?

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-Amnesty.

-No, CND.

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You had one pass. The title of that 1952 book by James Broughton was The Right Playmate.

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-But you have, Maya Davis, 14 points.

-Thank you.

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APPLAUSE

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And our final contender, please.

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And your name is...?

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The Scottish Enlightenment.

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Which century saw the first flowering of the Scottish Enlightenment?

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-The 18th century.

-Which philosopher, notorious for his supposed atheism,

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fell into a bog and was helped out by a woman only after she forced him to recite the Lord's Prayer?

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-David Hume.

-Which reference work, published in Edinburgh in 1768,

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sought to provide a complete summary of human knowledge?

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-Encyclopaedia Britannica.

-John Robison met which instrument maker and later recalled,

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"I saw a workman, but was surprised to find a philosopher"?

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-Er...Joseph Black?

-James Watt. In which work of 1759 did Adam Smith describe the rich

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as "led by an invisible hand"?

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-The Wealth of Nations.

-The Theory of Moral Sentiments. What honorary title did Henry Home assume

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in the Court of Session in 1752?

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-Lord Kames.

-In 1761, which Irish actor gave lectures on English elocution in Edinburgh?

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-Sheridan.

-Thomas Reid, of the Common Sense school of Scottish philosophy,

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began teaching at which university in 1751?

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-Aberdeen.

-Which Jamaican won his freedom in 1778

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-after a court in Edinburgh ruled that slavery was contrary to Scottish law?

-Pass.

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Which magazine was founded in 1802 by Sydney Smith and others?

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-The Edinburgh Review.

-Adam Smith accompanied a duke on a Grand Tour

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and was rewarded with a pension. Who was the duke?

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-Duke of Buccleuch.

-James MacPherson attributed the epic poems Fingal and Temora to which mythical Gaelic bard

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who he claimed to have translated?

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-Ossian.

-Who served six terms as Lord Provost of Edinburgh

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and organised a company of volunteers to defend the city during the Jacobite rising of 1745?

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-Pass.

-In the mid 1720s, who established the first lending library in Britain in Edinburgh?

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-Um...pass. Sorry.

-The first two books of David Hume's Treatise of Human Nature were...

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-BEEP

-I'll finish the question. ..on Understanding and the Passions.

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What was the subject of the third?

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-The history of England?

-No, Morals.

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You had three passes. It was Alan Ramsay Senior who established the first lending library.

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George Drummond served six terms as Lord Provost of Edinburgh.

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And Joseph Knight was the Jamaican who won his freedom in 1778.

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You have, Adrian Scott, 9 points.

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So a very close first round there. Let's have a look at the scores.

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In fourth place, Adrian Scott.

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Third place, Philip Price.

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Second place, Frances Chant.

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In the lead, 14 points, Maya Davis.

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The general knowledge round now. If there is a tie at the end of it, passes get taken into account.

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The contender with the fewer passes wins. The six highest-scoring runners-up also claim a place

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in the semi-finals. So let's get on with it and ask Adrian Scott to join us again, please.

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And you have nine points with your specialist subject.

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Let's see how you do with general knowledge. Two and a half minutes.

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Which country was known as Siam until 1939?

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-Thailand.

-The Narnia window in Holy Trinity Church, Oxford, is a memorial to which writer?

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-CS Lewis.

-What name is given to the six north-eastern states of America?

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-New England.

-Which aromatic herb with narrow, elongated green leaves is an element of fines herbes,

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often used to flavour vinegar?

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-Rosemary.

-Tarragon. Which river rises on Cross Fell in the Pennines and continues to the North Sea?

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-The Aire.

-The Tees. What nickname did Richard Neville acquire during the Wars of the Roses?

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-Kingmaker.

-In Dad's Army, whose wife Elizabeth was never seen, although she was often on the phone to him?

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-Captain Mainwaring.

-Tommy Hutchison and Des Walker both scored own goals in the FA Cup final.

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-Which team were the opponents on both occasions?

-Arsenal.

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Tottenham. What Latin phrase did the Venetians use for land they controlled on the Italian mainland?

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-Pass.

-Which band reached Number One in the UK album charts in January 1977 with Arrival?

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-Led Zeppelin.

-ABBA. Which Chinese revolutionary leader served as the first Provisional President

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after the overthrow of the Manchu dynasty in 1911?

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-Sun Yat-Sen.

-Whose novel, Shirley, published in 1849, is set during the Luddite riots?

-Pass.

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Which Roman historian is best known by his nickname, meaning "silent", but was a renowned public speaker?

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-Cicero.

-Tacitus. A jade is an archaic word for a bad-tempered woman

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or a worn-out specimen of what animal?

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-A donkey.

-Yes, or horse. In which opera by Verdi do the gypsies sing the Anvil Chorus?

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-Trovatore.

-Which organisation has the flagship THV Patricia, which maintains offshore lighthouses?

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-Trinity House.

-In architecture, what name is used for a semi-circular window with radiating glazing bars,

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-usually over a door?

-Oriel.

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A fanlight. Which 1947 film starring Richard Attenborough as Pinkie was remade in 2010?

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-Pass.

-Which Merseyside constituency did Harold Wilson represent from 1950 to 1983?

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-Huyton.

-What is the common name for the species of shark characterised by flattened extensions of the head?

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-Hammerhead.

-The bust of which composer is featured on the Austrian one euro coin?

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-Mozart.

-Yes. David Lodge...

-BEEP

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..set some of his novels in the fictional city of Rummidge,

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based on which Midlands university where he taught English literature?

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-Nottingham.

-Birmingham.

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Three passes. That '47 film starring Richard Attenborough was Brighton Rock.

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Charlotte Bronte wrote Shirley. And the Latin phrase used by the Venetians was Terra Firma.

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Three passes, Adrian Scott, you now have a total of 21 points.

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And now Philip Price again, please.

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You begin with 10 points from your knowledge of Loire Valley wines.

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Two and a half minutes on general knowledge, starting now. What colour flag is a symbol of socialism?

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-Red.

-Which Hampshire town has hosted a biennial international air show since 1948?

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-Farnborough.

-Which portly knight appears in Henry IV Parts I and II and the Merry Wives of Windsor?

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-John Falstaff.

-What alternative name for a black leopard is applied in North America to a puma or cougar?

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-Pass.

-Which Sicilian composer, who died aged 33 in 1835, composed operas including Il Pirata?

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-Donizetti?

-Bellini. Which cocktail made from white rum, coconut milk and pineapple juice

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is the official cocktail of Puerto Rico?

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-Cuba Libre?

-Pina Colada.

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What word for an unwholesome smell or atmosphere comes from the Greek for defilement?

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-Pass.

-In 1990, which Conservative politician proposed his controversial cricket test

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-when he questioned the loyalty of immigrants who supported teams from their country of origin?

-Pass.

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Which motor racing circuit is on a former airfield south of Towcester?

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-Silverstone.

-At the battle of Bunker Hill, American troops were not to fire on the enemy until they saw...?

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-The whites of their eyes.

-Which Mexican artist was twice married to her fellow artist Diego Rivera?

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-Pass.

-In linguistics, an acute accent is represented by an upward-sloping line.

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What accent is represented by a downward-sloping line?

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-Pass.

-Who was buried in March, 2001, after his boat was raised from Coniston Water after 34 years?

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-Donald Campbell.

-Which 1988 film starring Glenn Close and John Malkovich is based on a 1782 novel

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by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos?

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-Pass.

-Which celestial body is the particular concern of the branch of astronomy known as selenology?

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-Milky Way?

-The Moon. On radio, which special agent's sidekicks were Snowey White and Jock Anderson?

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Em...

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-Dan Dare.

-Dick Barton. In Ancient Greece, which city state was known for rigorous military discipline?

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-Sparta.

-Which simple musical instrument consists of a small tapered pipe with a hole in it

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-and a thin membrane that vibrates when you sing into the pipe?

-Pass.

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Princess Margaret called off her engagement in 1955 as "Christian marriage is indissoluble".

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-BEEP

-Who was she marrying?

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-No, I can't remember.

-Well, I'll tell you as we're out of time. Group Captain Peter Townsend.

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That musical instrument is the kazoo. Dangerous Liaisons was the 1988 Glenn Close film.

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You have an acute accent and you have a grave.

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The Mexican artist - Frida Kahlo.

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-Norman Tebbit was the man behind the cricket test.

-Mm-hm.

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That word for the unwholesome smell - miasma.

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-And a black leopard is also a panther.

-A panther, yeah.

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You have, Philip Price, a total of 17 points.

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And now Frances Chant, please.

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And you begin with 11 points with your knowledge of the Sandman graphic novels.

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Two and a half minutes starting now.

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Which internet auction site was founded in 1995 as AuctionWeb?

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-ebay.

-Which family of musical instruments includes the oboe and bassoon?

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-Wind. Wind instruments.

-You need more.

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-Pass.

-What is a female swan called, the male being known as a cob?

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-Cygnet.

-Pen. Which Premier League football club was taken over by the Boston Red Sox owners

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in October, 2010?

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-Liverpool.

-Which Native American people were forcibly marched out from Georgia from 1838 and 1839

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-in the Trail of Tears?

-Navajo?

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Cherokee. Whose song Forget You was one of the biggest-selling singles of 2010?

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-Cee Lo Green.

-In the 16th century, whose painting The Cardsharps attracted Cardinal del Monte,

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-who took him into his household?

-Pass.

-Which former Deputy PM accepted a peerage in July, 2010?

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-John Prescott.

-What Latin term is used for a university degree awarded to a student too ill for exams?

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-Pass.

-Which anthem by Hubert Parry to words by William Blake did the WI adopt as their song in 1924?

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-Jerusalem.

-Which river was first explored by Spain's Francisco de Orellana,

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who gave it its name after reporting battles with female warriors?

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-The Amazon.

-Panettone, a rich, sweet bread eaten at Christmas, originated in which northern Italian city?

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-Milan.

-Whose best-known novel, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,

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was inspired by one of her teachers at a high school in Edinburgh?

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-Pass.

-Which historic region of the north-western Indian subcontinent

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shares its name with a Pakistani province and an Indian state?

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-Uzbekistan?

-Punjab. What term for a dealer in illicit alcohol during Prohibition in America

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is said to come from the place where illegal flasks of alcohol were concealed?

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-Bootlegger.

-Which director's works include The Terminator, Titanic and Avatar?

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-James Cameron.

-What is embedded in formaldehyde in Damien Hirst's Physical Impossibility of Death...?

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-A shark.

-By what are tabloid papers sometimes known because of the colour of their masthead?

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-Red tops.

-The title character of which Shakespeare early play returns to Rome after victory over the Goths

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bringing with him their queen, Tamora?

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-Coriolanus?

-Titus Andronicus. The name of which mountain comes...

-BEEP

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..from Scots Gaelic for "terrible mountain"?

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-Ben Nevis?

-Correct.

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You had four passes. Dame Muriel Spark wrote The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

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That Latin term for a degree awarded to a student too ill to attend is called an aegrotat.

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Hmm. Me, neither!

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And Caravaggio's work attracted him to Cardinal del Monte.

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And the musical instruments belonged to the woodwind family. Four passes.

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You have now a total of 23 points.

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And, finally, Maya Davis, please.

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And you begin with 14 points with your knowledge of Gerard Hoffnung.

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The score to beat is 23. Let's see if you can do it. Two and a half minutes starting now.

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What day follows Shrove Tuesday and marks the first day of Lent?

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-Ash Wednesday.

-Who recorded several albums with Paul Simon including Bridge Over Troubled Water?

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-Art Garfunkel.

-The last words of which film actress were reputedly, "Say goodbye to the President"?

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-Marilyn Monroe.

-What heavenly beings are said to have come to the aid of British forces retreating at Mons

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in August, 1914?

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-Angels.

-The French composer Emile Waldteufel's waltz Les Patineurs is better known by what English name?

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-Skaters' Waltz.

-In architecture, what is the decorative end of a gable often in the form of a spike

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-or a bunch of leaves?

-Pass.

-In Tennyson's poem, which bird of prey, "Clasps the crag with crooked hands,

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"Close to the sun in lonely lands"?

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-The eagle.

-Who was accused of showing disrespect by wearing what looked like a donkey jacket

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at the Cenotaph in 1981?

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-Michael Foot.

-What was the name of Shelagh Delaney's first play, set in Salford?

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-A Taste of Honey.

-The market town of Hawes, a centre for cheesemaking, is in which of the Yorkshire dales?

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-Pass.

-What name, derived from the French for acute, was given to violent fever, especially malarial,

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marked by paroxysms of chills and sweating?

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-Ague.

-Flatford Mill famously features in paintings by which Suffolk-born artist?

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It was once owned by his father.

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-Constable.

-In December, 2010, who became the first jockey to be voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year?

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-Pass.

-What is the name of both a North African earthenware pot with a tall, conical lid

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-and the stew cooked in it?

-Oh...

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-Can't remember.

-OK. The plot of which Gilbert and Sullivan opera

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has Angelina suing for breach of promise?

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-Trial By Jury.

-In Greek mythology, people who ate fruit of a certain tree forget friends and home.

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What was the tree?

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-Lotus.

-Which country left the Commonwealth in 1949 when it officially became a republic?

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-Australia?

-Ireland. In the New Testament, about half the 27 books are attributed to whose authorship?

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-St Paul.

-The name of which flower comes directly from the Middle English name for the asphodel?

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-Pass.

-Who was created the Marquess of Blandford by Queen Anne in 1702?

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-John... The chap from Blenheim. Can't remember.

-John Churchill!

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-What name is given to a word...

-BEEP

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-..formed by the initial letters of other words?

-Acrostic?

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It's an acronym. Five passes. The name of the flower that comes from the asphodel is daffodil.

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Tajine is the stew and the pot.

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Tony McCoy is the first jockey to be BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

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Wensleydale is where Hawes is.

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The decorative end of a gable is the finial.

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Five passes, but Maya Davis you have 27 points.

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There we are. A clear winner. Let's look at all the scores.

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In fourth place, Philip Price.

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Third place, Adrian Scott.

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Second place, 23 points, Frances Chant.

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In first place, 27 points, Maya Davis!

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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.


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