John Humphrys puts questions to four more contenders. Subjects are: Maximilian I, The Russian Revolution, Led Zeppelin and British speedway 1945-1970.
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First in the spotlight tonight, Robin McGhee, a student. His subject - rock legends Led Zeppelin.
Next, John Marshall, a retired bank manager. His subject - British speedway from 1945 to 1970.
Sue Collins, a lecturer, will answer questions on the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I.
And John Beynon, a gardener, and his subject - the 11th-century Christian sect the Cathars.
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 will answer two minutes of questions on a specialist subject
and then two and a half minutes on general knowledge. The winner takes a step closer to the final
and a chance to own the great glass bowl and the honour of becoming the nation's Mastermind.
So let's ask our first contender to join us, please.
And your name is...?
In two minutes. What was the band's own record label, set up in 1974?
-Which former manager of The Yardbirds managed them throughout their career?
-Which vocalist declined to be in the band, but recommended his friend Robert Plant instead?
-What name did the band give to the Boeing 720 plane they chartered for their 1973 American tour?
-They recorded their first BBC session at the Playhouse Theatre in March, 1969.
-On which DJ's show was it aired later that month?
On which track did Sandy Denny share lead vocals with Robert Plant?
-Battle of Evermore.
-For Live Aid, two drummers appeared with them at Philadelphia -
-Phil Collins and...?
-In The Song Remains The Same, the film of concerts at Madison Square Gardens,
Jimmy Page's fantasy sequence is shown while which song is performed?
-Dazed and Confused.
-In which city did they record their final studio album in 1978?
-Which song, with a melody mainly written by John Paul Jones,
-includes the lines, "Walking side by side with death, the Devil mocks their every step"?
What is the title of the 1982 album of outtakes and unreleased material?
-Robert Plant was involved in a serious car crash in 1975
which led to a break in the band's performing. On which island was it?
-Although never released as a single in the UK,
which track from Led Zeppelin Two reached number 4 in America in 1970?
-Whole Lotta Love?
-Yes. Which Rolling Stones piano player recorded a jam session with the band,
part of which later appeared on the Physical Graffiti album?
-Andrew Loog Oldham?
-Ian Stewart. In which Italian city was there a riot during a concert in July 1971?
-Which folk-inspired instrumental track on their first album includes tabla drums?
-In Through The Out Door was released with several covers of a bar room scene. How many?
-Six is correct.
You had seven passes. Black Mountain Side was that folk-inspired track with tabla drums,
Milan was where the riot broke out,
No Quarter was the song with the melody mainly by John Paul Jones,
Tony Thompson was the other drummer with Phil Collins,
the DJ was John Peel,
the Boeing 720 jet was the Starship and the vocalist who declined to join the band was Terry Reid.
I wonder whether he regrets it now. You have, Robin McGhee, nine points.
And our next contender, please.
And your name is...?
In 1965, the British League was formed by the National League and which other joining together?
-Which venue was home to Wimbledon Dons Speedway Club?
-By what name was twice World Championship runner up Squire Francis Waterman usually known?
-Split. For which National League Second Division team did Norman Hargreaves make
the most appearances, riding in each of their seasons from 1948-1951?
-Which Welshman won the World Championship in 1951 and '53, the first Briton to do it twice?
-Where did Britain beat Sweden, Poland and Czechoslovakia
to win their first World Team Cup in 1968?
-Which British World Champion was nicknamed "the Wizard of Balance"?
-Which rider was first to be transferred for £2,000
when he was signed by Wimbledon Dons in 1948?
-What nationality was Eric Chitty, who rode for West Ham?
-Who scored double figures in all five home tests for England against Australia in 1950?
-Tommy Price. What was the surname of brothers Jack and Norman who finished 2nd and 4th
-in the 1949 World Championship?
-Mike Broadbanks was famous for wearing leathers of what colour?
-After riding for both Liverpool and Fleetwood, which team did Peter Craven join in 1952?
-Belle Vue Manchester.
-What is the nickname of the Berwick team, founder members of the 2nd Division?
-Ronnie Moore, often credited as a New Zealander, was born in which Australian state?
-Which team won the National League title in 1948,
the only team apart from Wembley Lions to win in 8 post-war seasons?
-In 1969, which English rider had his highest World Championship finish of fourth?
-His brother Eric also rode.
-For which 2nd Division team was Jack Young riding...
-..when he won his first World Championship in 1951?
-Indeed it was,
which gives you a total of 16 points.
And our next contender, please.
And your name is...?
In two minutes. In which fortress town was he born in 1459?
-Which artist sketched his portrait during the Augsburg Diet of 1518?
-What formal title did he adopt at his coronation in Aachen in 1486?
-King of the Romans.
-Whose daughter did he marry in 1477,
providing the foundation to expand Habsburg power in the 16th century?
-Charles the Bold.
-Which city became the centre of his administration from the late 1490s?
-At which battle of 1479 did he successfully defend his wife's inheritance against Louis XI?
-With which Duke of Guelders were he and his son involved in a succession dispute?
-Which city resisted his army in 1509, forcing him to abandon his Italian campaign?
-Padua. What tax was proposed to him by reformers at the Imperial Diet at Worms in 1495?
-Yes, or the Common Penny.
Which agreement of 1493 with France ensured that the Free County of Burgundy remained in his possession?
-Treaty of Senlis.
-What architectural feature, now a tourist attraction,
was created for him in Innsbruck? It includes a relief of him and his two wives.
-It's the Hofkirche, his tomb.
-No, the Golden Roof.
From which banking house did he raise the capital to elect as Emperor his grandson?
-Fugger of Augsburg.
-At the Diet of Cologne in 1512, he proposed dividing the Empire into 6 units.
What were these known as?
-Yes. To whom did he marry his son Philip the Handsome, with far-reaching dynastic implications?
-BEEP Er, Juana of Spain.
-Yes, indeed, of Castile.
You had just one pass. Charles of Egmont was the Duke with whom he was involved
in a lengthy succession dispute. You have, Sue Collins, 11 points.
And our final contender, please.
And your name is...?
In two minutes. Which Pope launched the Albigensian Crusade against them in 1209 to destroy their heresy?
-What name was given to fully-initiated members, who lived a life of extreme asceticism?
-Which Eastern European sect preceded the Cathars, with whom they shared a belief in two deities?
-What Latin name was given to the baptism through which a Cathar became a Perfect?
-Which village, south of Toulouse, hosted a Cathar council in 1167,
where European dualists discussed their religion?
-Who led the defence of Carcassonne against the Crusaders in 1209?
-Raymond Roger Tranceval.
-The last known Perfect in the Languedoc was executed in 1321.
What was his name?
-Which Cathar stronghold in the Pyrenees was taken in March, 1244 after a long siege?
-At Beziers when Crusaders asked how to identify Cathars,
they were reputedly told, "Slay them all. God will know his own." Which Papal legate is credited with this?
-Following the siege of Carcassonne, who was chosen as leader of the Crusader army?
-Simon de Montfort.
-What privilege was given to the man at the head of the march of blinded defenders
of the town of Bram in 1210?
-He had one eye.
-He was allowed to keep it, yes. Who was the last known active female Perfect in Languedoc,
joining the Autier brothers there?
-Correct. What name was given to the giant catapult at the siege of Minerve in 1210?
-King Peter II was a Cathar supporter killed at Muret. Over which kingdom did he reign?
-In which city did Raymond VII of Toulouse do public penance in April, 1229?
-The Inquisition that followed the Albigensian Crusade spared many repentant lay believers,
but what symbol had they to wear?
-Who was the first Inquisitor in the Rhineland, killed on the road from Mainz in 1233?
-BEEP Conrad of Marburg.
And that is a perfect round. No passes and 17 points.
So some very high scores there. Let's have a look at all of them.
In fourth place, Robin McGhee.
Third place, Sue Collins.
Second place, John Marshall.
In the lead, 17 points, John Beynon.
So the general knowledge round now. If there is a tie at the end of it,
the number of passes is taken into account. The contender with the fewer passes is the winner.
If still tied, there's a tie break.
The six highest-scoring runners-up will also claim a semi-final place.
So let's get on with it and ask Robin McGhee to join us again, please.
And you have nine points with your knowledge of Led Zeppelin. Let's see how you do.
2½ minutes. Tiananmen Square is in the centre of which capital city?
-What surname links England footballers Ashley, Carlton and Joe?
-Paneer is a white, usually unsalted Indian variety of which dairy product?
-Who was the electric guitar soloist on While My Guitar Gently Weeps on The Beatles' White Album?
-In 1938, Adolf Hitler claimed that Germany's annexation of which area of Czechoslovakia
was "the last territorial claim I have to make in Europe"?
-In science fiction, what word for a robot in human form is derived from the Greek for "man"?
-Which family of animals includes the llama, the alpaca, the guanaco and the vicuna?
-The 19th century novelist Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson is better known by what married name?
-The England rugby coach and former captain Martin Johnson played club rugby for which team?
-Leicester Tigers. Which rock star, who is married to an American film actress,
got a first class degree from University College, London, in Ancient History?
-Chris Martin. What station in Paris is the terminus for Eurostar trains?
-Gare du Nord.
Which mathematician, who died in the mid-13th century, was also known as Leonardo of Pisa?
-Which MP, who returned to Cabinet politics in 2010,
stood unsuccessfully for the Conservative Party leadership in 1997, 2001 and 2005?
-What name is given to the gallery in the dome of St Paul's Cathedral
-because a sound made on one side of it can be heard on the other?
Which actor, who starred in Captain Corelli's Mandolin, is the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola?
-The theme song for the UEFA Champions League is based on which piece by Handel,
traditionally played at British coronations?
-What name was given to the speculative boom, centred on a company set up
to trade with South America whose collapse in 1720 ruined many British investors?
-South Sea Bubble.
-What is the title of the third novel in Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy?
-Who became Commander-in-Chief of the Carthaginian army in 221 BC
on the assassination of his brother-in-law Hasdrubal?
-In meteorology, air pressure is generally expressed in which unit, abbreviated as "mb"?
-In journalism, what term is used for an exclusive item published by a newspaper before its rivals?
-What was the first name of Augustus John's elder sister...
-..whom he said would be considered a greater artist than he was?
-I can tell you. It's Gwendolen And your other passes...
"Mb" stands for "millibars". The Stieg Larsson book was The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest.
Zadok The Priest, the theme song for the UEFA Champions League.
Nicolas Cage starred in Captain Corelli's Mandolin. That gallery in St Paul's is the Whispering Gallery.
Leonardo Fibonacci was the mathematician.
Elizabeth Gaskell, otherwise known as Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson.
The llama and all those others are members of the camel family.
And in science fiction, the word for a robot in human form is "android".
You have, Robin McGhee, a total now of 18 points.
And now Sue Collins again, please.
You begin this round with 11 points, your knowledge of Maximilian.
Let's see how you do with general knowledge. Here we go.
What French name is given to a fruit-flavoured water ice,
served as a dessert or refresher between courses?
-Which small town near Borehamwood gave its name
to a group of film and television studios in the area?
-According to the Book of Genesis, Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden
after eating the fruit of which tree?
-Tree of Knowledge.
-In a German town or city, what is the Hauptbahnhof?
-The main train station.
-Which novelist was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1972
for The Chant Of Jimmie Blacksmith and again in '75 and '79? He finally won in 1982.
-Which former Prime Minister was educated at Cheam Common Primary
and Rutlish Grammar School in Merton?
-John Major. What term is used for the quality of a musical note
as governed by the frequency of the sound vibrations producing it?
-Which 17th century Dutch artist's works include Woman Holding A Balance and The Art Of Painting
which possibly includes a back view of himself?
-At which golf course does the US Masters tournament take place during the first full week in April?
-What is the general medical term for white blood cells?
-Which singer and pianist entered the UK charts in the '70s
with songs including Somewhere In The Night and Can't Smile Without You?
Which meat is spiced to make the commonest version of pastrami?
-The religious and charitable organisation The Christian Mission was renamed in 1878
and reorganised along quasi-military lines. What is it now called?
-What word for a plan of action designed to achieve an overall aim
-comes from a Greek word meaning "generalship"?
Which actress appeared in 14 Carry On films, often playing a matron?
-What is the common name of the fast-growing, twining plant Ipomoea?
Which well-known work was composed by Handel in 1749
to celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle?
-Music for the Royal Fireworks.
Which ocean lies off the coast of Western Australia?
-The Indian Ocean.
-In the television series The West Wing, who played President Josiah Bartlet?
-Which sensuous Hawaiian dance was first performed in religious ceremonies honouring the gods?
as in hula-hoops and all that.
You had six passes. It was Martin Sheen who played President Bartlet.
Strategy is the word for a plan of action. Leukocytes is the medical term for white blood cells.
The term used for the quality of a musical note is pitch.
The novelist shortlisted for the Booker Prize so often until he finally won it was Thomas Keneally.
And Elstree gave its name to those film and television studios.
You have, Sue Collins, a total of 20 points.
And now John Marshall again, please.
You had a very impressive 16 points with your knowledge of speedway.
Let's see how you do with your general knowledge. Here we go, 2½ minutes.
What bird was the symbol of Pathe newsreels?
-Which London borough has been the home of the Royal Observatory?
-The name of which flute comes from the Italian for "little"?
-Who became the youngest footballer to play for England
in a friendly against Hungary in May 2006, aged 17 years and 75 days?
-In June 2007, Jack Straw becam the first member of the House of Commons in modern times
to be appointed to which high office of state while remaining an MP?
-Which 17th century work begins on January 1st with,
"Blessed be God, at the end of last year, I was in very good health"?
-What was the tactic of attacking with overwhelming force,
first employed on a large scale by Germany against Poland in 1939?
-Which bird gets its name from its call
that resembles the sound of two pebbles being knocked together?
-Which castle in Kent, on two adjacent islands of the River Len,
has been home to six medieval queens?
-In the Roman army, what name was given to any of the ten units
of between 300 and 600 men that made up a legion?
-In 1970, which Oscar winner topped the UK singles charts
with Wand'rin' Star from the musical Paint Your Wagon?
-What word means "the act of throwing someone out of a window" as happened in Prague in 1618?
-Which area of Portugal takes its name from the Arabic for "the west"
due to its time under Muslim rule?
-What nickname has been applied
to political leaders Simon Bolivar and Daniel O'Connell among others?
-Whose 1991 novel The Secret Pilgrim features the final appearance of George Smiley?
-John Le Carre.
-In medicine, the procedure known as CABG or "cabbage"
involves the bypassing of which blood vessel?
-The coronary artery. The chemist Alfred Bird invented an egg-free version of what sweet sauce
because of his wife's food allergy?
-Which actress was born in Scunthorpe in 1921 and came to fame
as Letitia Cropley in the TV comedy The Vicar Of Dibley?
-Which composer settled in Bayreuth and began the building
of the Festival Theatre which opened in 1876?
-Red and what colour appear on the Spanish flag?
-Eon Productions are particularly associated with which series of films,
the first of which appeared in 1962?
-What is the courtesy title of the heir of the Marquess of Salisbury?
-Well, I can tell you - Viscount Cranborne.
You had five passes. The nickname given to all those political leaders was Liberator.
The bird, the sound of two pebbles being knocked together - the stonechat.
Jack Straw became the Lord Chancellor in 2007.
And Theo Walcott became the youngest football player in May 2006.
You have, John Marshall, a total, a very high total of 31 points.
And finally, John Beynon, please.
And you start out with an even higher score -
17 points with your knowledge of the Cathars,
but 31 is the score to beat and that's a very high score, so let's see if you can do that.
General knowledge. On which musical instrument was Yehudi Menuhin a virtuoso performer?
-The name of which cake, made from thin layers of puff pastry, is French for "thousand-leaf"?
-According to Oscar Wilde, a gentleman galloping after what is "the unspeakable
"in full pursuit of the uneatable"?
-Which England cricketer was the first bowler to take 300 Test wickets?
-Which religious movement was founded by Charles Taze Russell in Pittsburgh
in the 1870s and took its current name in 1931?
-Who played Harr Lime, who dealt in watered-down penicillin, in The Third Man?
-"Chocolate" and "avocado" are words that came from which language spoken by the Aztecs?
-Which shipping forecast are has the Irish Sea to the north,
Fastnet to the west and Plymouth to the south?
-Lundy. In what respect was th 11th of December 1972 a significant final date in space travel?
-Last man to walk on the moon.
-Which Welsh poet wrote Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night,
a poem dedicated to his dying father?
-Which Brazilian music style became associated with jazz
after the saxophonist Stan Getz recorded albums using its rhythms?
-Who rose from a humble background to become Henry VIII's chief adviser
from 1531 until his fall in 1540?
Which TV series featured Nigel Le Vaillant as a country GP who helped out as a police surgeon?
-Dangerfield. The Labour politician Dr Edith Summerskill was famed for opposing which sport?
-In The Mikado, how do Yum-Yum, PeepBo and Pitti-Sing describe themselves in song?
"Three little maids from school."
The price of crude oil from which North Sea field is a benchmark in Europe and the OPEC countries?
-In 1974, which ex-government minister supposedly drowned in the sea off Miami,
only to turn up later in Australia?
-Antony Gormley's Transport consists of a human form suspended over the tomb
of Thomas a Becket in Canterbury Cathedral. What is it made of?
-Nails. Which small marine creatures make up the genus Hippocampus?
-Besiktas and Galata are districts in which Turkish city?
-Who took command of the mine-hunter HMS Bronington in February 1976
for his last nine months in the Royal Navy?
Which devotional text about the Virgin Mary's vigil beside the cross
has been set by many composers including Rossini, Dvorak and Verdi?
-BEEP Stabat Mater.
Some mighty scores there. Let's have a look at all of them now.
In fourth place, Robin McGhee.
Third place, Sue Collins.
Second place, with an apparently unbeatable 31 points, John Marshall.
But it was beaten. In first place with 34 points,
Which means, of course, that John Beynon is tonight's winner
and he goes through to the semi-finals. Congratulations to him.
Commiseration in a way to John Marshall, but with his score of 31,
we could be seeing him again in the semi-final.
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