Episode 4 Mastermind


Episode 4

Subjects are: The Richard Hannay novels of John Buchan; the Peak District; aircraft of World War II; Billboard no 1 singles, 1955-1994. John Humphrys asks the questions.


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First in the spotlight tonight is Susan Holmes,

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a computer consultant from Berkhamsted.

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Her subject - the Richard Hannay novels of John Buchan.

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Next, Peter Royle, a software developer from Stockport.

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He answers questions on the Peak District National Park.

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Paul Smith, a media technical consultant from Welwyn Garden City.

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His subject - the aircraft of World War II.

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And Steve Watson, a retail manager from Sittingbourne.

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His subject - American number one singles from 1955 to '94.

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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, about to take television's ultimate test

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of nerve and knowledge.

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In the famous black chair, they'll answer two minutes of questions on their subject,

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and then two and a half minutes on general knowledge.

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The winner will take a step closer to the final

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and the chance to own the great glass bowl,

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and even more importantly, the honour of becoming the nation's mastermind.

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

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And your name is?

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Your occupation?

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And your chosen subject.

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The Richard Hannay novels, starting now.

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In The Thirty-Nine Steps, Hannay has just moved to England from Southern Africa.

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What was his job there?

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He was a mining consultant.

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Yes, mining engineer.

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John Buchan took the title Mr Standfast from a character in which literary work?

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Pilgrim's Progress.

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At the beginning of Greenmantle, Hannay is convalescing from injuries

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from which First World War battle?

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Loos.

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Which Latin phrase, meaning "day of wrath" does Hannay see written in Medina's diary?

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"Dies irae".

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According to the skipper, Jacob Gregarsen, which mythical folk are responsible

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for sabotaging the motorboat on the Island Of Sheep?

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Hulda's Folk.

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Dick's son, Peter John, recognises the villain Martel

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by his horseshoe brows and which other feature?

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His long, pointed chin.

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No, his scar on his forehead. Buchan uses the word

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"kranz" and which other Afrikaans term to describe the rocky mountain top

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on which Hannay and his companion shelter at the end of Greenmantle?

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Castrol.

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In The Three Hostages, Lord Mercot is the first of the hostages to be located,

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who is the second?

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It's Adela Victor.

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After the fight with Colonel von Stumm, Hannay escapes from the house

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by telling the servant he has what errand to do in the village?

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He has to send an urgent telegram.

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The first time Dick meets Sir Walter Bullivant,

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he proves who he is by using the word "blackstone" and whistling which tune?

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Annie Laurie.

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For what offence is Hannay arrested on his return to London in Mr Standfast?

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He's a suspected deserter.

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In order to gain access to Madame Breda's house,

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Mary passes herself off as a district visitor from which church?

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-St Jude's.

-According to Sir Walter Bullivant, which spy,

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whom Hannay meets for the first time in the Savoy Grill,

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would go through hell with a box of bismuth tablets and a pack of Patience cards?

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John Scantlebury Blenkiron.

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In The Three Hostages, Sandy Arbuthnot assumes the identity of which deceased guru?

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It's Kharama.

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According to von Stumm's notes and map, what is the name of the fort

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on which the defence of Erzerum depends?

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Sorry, could you repeat that?

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According to von Stumm's notes and map, what is the name of the fort

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on which the defence of Erzerum depends?

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-Pass.

-Which of Dick's old pals...

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BEEP

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I've started, so I'll finish. ..compares himself to Mr Standfast,

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for, like him, he had not much trouble in keeping wakeful,

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was as poor as a howler and didn't bother about women?

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Peter Pienaar.

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You had just that one pass. The name of the fort on which the defence of Erzerum depended was Kara Gubek.

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-Thank you.

-You have, however, 14 points.

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APPLAUSE

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And our next Contender please.

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And your name is?

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Your occupation?

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And your specialist subject?

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The Peak District, starting now.

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The Peak District was confirmed as the first of Britain's National Parks

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on the 17th April in which year?

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1951.

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Which legendary character is reputed to be buried in the churchyard

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at St Michael's in Hathersage Village?

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-Little John.

-What is the name of the moor overlooking the Derwent Valley

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known for its barrows and megaliths,

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of which the best known is the Nine Ladies Stone Circle?

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Stanton Moor.

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Which stately home on the River Wye, near Bakewell,

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is a country seat of the Dukes of Rutland?

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-Haddon Hall.

-What nickname's been given to Mam Tor

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because of the extensive land-slipping of its shale and stone?

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The Shivering Mountain.

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Which public house in Edale is the official start of the Pennine Way?

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-Nag's Head.

-What was the name of the rector of Eyam,

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who, with Thomas Stanley, persuaded the villagers to isolate themselves

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during the Great Plague?

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-William Mompesson.

-Blue John stone, found exclusively in an area

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around Treak Cliff and Winnats Pass, near Castleton,

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is a highly prized ornamental variety of which mineral?

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Fluorspar.

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On the 24th April, 1932, the mass trespass on Kinder Scout

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to urge greater access to the countryside,

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started from which quarry near Hayfield?

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Goyt's Bridge.

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Bowden Bridge quarry.

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The parish church in Tideswell is known as the "Cathedral of the Peak".

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Who is it dedicated to?

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-Pass.

-Which moor, near Buxton, is the source of a number of rivers,

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including the Dove and the Manifold?

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-Axe Edge.

-Which village is known as the mother place of well dressing,

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its annual ceremony takes place there on Ascension Day?

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Tissington.

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Who described Black Hill in the northern part of the park as showing

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"a desolate and hopeless quagmire" to the sky?

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-Wainwright.

-Eldon Hole, the largest open pothole in the Peak District,

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was long thought to be bottomless.

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Who first descended and measured it in the late 18th century?

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-Pass.

-What name, after General Wolfe's assault on Quebec,

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is given to the steep ground above Matlock Bath that has cable cars and show caves?

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-The Heights of Abraham.

-Two villages were submerged to make way

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for the Ladybower Reservoir, completed in 1943.

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One was Derwent, and the other?

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-Ashopton.

-Which renowned architect designed the present St Peter's Church in Edensor

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after most of the village was re-sited...

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BEEP

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..by the Duke of Devonshire?

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George Gilbert Scott.

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You had two passes. John Lloyd was the brave man

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who went into what they thought was a bottomless cave

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and lived to tell the tale.

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And the parish church is dedicated to St John The Baptist.

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-You have, Peter Royle, 14 points.

-Thank you.

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APPLAUSE

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And our next Contender, please.

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And your name is?

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Your occupation?

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And your specialist subject?

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World War II aircraft, starting now. Under what name

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did the naval version of the Spitfire enter service

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with the Fleet Air Arm in June '42?

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Seafire.

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Over half the total production of which Bell fighter

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was allocated to the Soviet Union from 1942,

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for use mainly in ground-attack roles?

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Airacobra.

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Which UK flying boat carried its bombs inside the fuselage

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then deployed them along rails beneath the wings, prior to release?

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Short Sunderland.

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16 of which bombers were modified to take off

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from the USS Hornet on the 18th April '42, to bomb Tokyo?

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B-25 Mitchell.

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Which Soviet ground-attack aircraft did Stalin once describe as being

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so essential for the Red Army, it was like air, like bread?

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Ilyushin-II Shturmovik.

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What name was given to the Focke-Wulf Fw 200 transatlantic airliner

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when it was pressed into service as a long-range anti-ship bomber?

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Condor.

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Which dive-bomber, codenamed "Val" by the Allies,

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played a major role in the attack on Pearl Harbor?

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Aichi D3A.

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Which Vickers bomber was the first RAF aircraft

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to use a geodesic structure in its construction?

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-Wellington.

-No, Wellesley.

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Following the fall of France, Germany allocated

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20 Bloch 152 fighters to the air force of which of its allies?

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-Vichy France.

-Romania.

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Which British aircraft easily outflew the ME-109s

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it encountered on its first reconnaissance missions over France in September '41?

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DH Mosquito.

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What was the name of the six-engine aircraft built by Blohm and Voss

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for the Luftwaffe? It was the largest flying boat

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to achieve operational status during the war.

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Viking.

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What was the last biplane fighter to see active service with the RAF?

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The Gloster Gladiator.

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What was the Allied codename for the Mitsubishi G4M bomber

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that played a part in the sinking of HMS Prince Of Wales and HMS Repulse,

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three days after Pearl Harbor?

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-Betty.

-Which British bomber was known as the Bolingbroke

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when it was built by Fairchild for the Royal Canadian Air Force?

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Er, the Blenheim.

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What name did the Fleet Air Arm briefly give to the Grumman Avenger

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when it took delivery under Lend-Lease in 1943?

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-The Hellcat?

-The Tarpon.

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Which Hawker fighter that ended service in April '44...

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BEEP

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..was one of the main aircraft used to chase V1 flying bombs,

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accounting for around a third of those destroyed by aircraft?

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-Hawker Tempest.

-It was indeed.

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You had no passes, you have 13 points.

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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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Your occupation?

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And your specialist subject?

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American number one hits, in two minutes.

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Which song became the first of 12 number ones for The Supremes

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when it topped the charts on the 22nd August, 1964?

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Where Did Our Love Go?

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Which American band had number one hits in the 1980s

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with The Power Of Love, Stuck With You and Jacob's Ladder?

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Huey Lewis And The News.

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As a solo artist, Frankie Valli topped the charts

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with the theme song from Grease in '78 and which other song in '75?

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My Eyes Adored You.

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Who had number one singles in '78 and '79,

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performing duets with Neil Diamond and Donna Summer?

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Barbra Streisand.

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Which year did The Beatles have three consecutive number one singles

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with I Want To Hold Your Hand, She Loves You and Can't Buy Me Love?

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-1964.

-Little Eva reached number one with The Locomotion

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in August '62. Which band also took the song to the top of the charts in May '74?

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-Grand Funk.

-Which Otis Redding track had the distinction

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of being the first posthumous number one when it reached the top in March '68?

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Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay.

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Which Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle 1993 chart-topper

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with lyrics by Tim Rice, finishes with the line, "A wondrous place for you and me"?

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A Whole New World.

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The title of which song and number one for Sheb Wooley in '58

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was inspired by the punchline of a schoolboy joke?

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The Purple People Eater.

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In April '77, which song provided Abba with their only American number one single?

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Dancing Queen.

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Which duo topped the charts in November '91

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with Set Adrift On Memory Bliss,

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a song based on a sample from True, by Spandau Ballet?

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-PM Dawn.

-What is the title of the song written by Jimmy Dean on a flight to Nashville

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for a scheduled recording session? It topped the charts in November '61.

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Big Bad John.

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Which songwriting partnership wrote Kiss You All Over,

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which was a number one for Exile in '78,

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and Mickey, which reached the top for Toni Basil in '82?

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Chapman and Chinn.

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Debbie Reynolds' only number one came from a film

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in which she starred opposite Leslie Nielsen. What was the song's title?

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-Tammy.

-Which British band achieved their only American number one in January '76

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with Saturday Night?

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The Bay City Rollers.

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Although Bruce Springsteen has never achieved a number one as a performer,

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he wrote which song that topped the charts for Manfred Mann's Earth Band in '77?

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Blinded By The Light.

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The Carpenters had three American number one singles...

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BEEP

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..Close To You, Top Of The World, and?

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-Please Mr Postman.

-Please Mr Postman.

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No passes. A whopping 17 points.

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APPLAUSE

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Well, what a high-scoring round that was!

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Let's have a look at those scores.

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In fourth place, 13 points, Paul Smith.

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Joint second place, 14 points apiece,

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Susan Holmes and Peter Royle.

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In the lead with 17 points, Steve Watson.

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APPLAUSE

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So, the General Knowledge round now. And if there is a tie

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at the end of it, which there very well might be,

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then the number of passes is taken into account

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and the person with the fewer passes is the winner. If they're tied on passes,

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then there'll be a tiebreak.

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The six highest-scoring runners-up will also claim a place in the semifinals.

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So, let's get on with it and ask Paul Smith to join us again, please.

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And you scored 13 points with your knowledge of World War II aircraft.

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Let's see how you get on with your general knowledge.

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Two and a half minutes, starting now.

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Which cartoon strip was created by the American cartoonist Charles Schulz?

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Peanuts.

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On a roulette wheel, what colour is the compartment containing the number zero?

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Green.

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In Indian cuisine, which cooling side dish

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generally consists of yoghurt and diced cucumbers

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or other vegetables, flavoured with spices or herbs?

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-Raita.

-The popular name of which religious group

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is said to have been coined in 1650 by Justice Bennet of Derby

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in mockery of the exaltation "to tremble at the word of God"?

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-Quakers.

-Who was elected to Parliament in the by-election

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in February '89, when he retained Richmond in North Yorkshire for the Conservatives?

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-William Hague.

-Which painting by Velazquez uses mirrors

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to show the king and queen of Spain and himself,

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painting the Infanta Margarita and her attendants?

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Las Meninas.

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England test captain Andrew Strauss plays club cricket for which county?

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Middlesex.

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Who was working on the poem The Triumph Of Life

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when he drowned in a boating accident off the Italian coast near Livorno, in July 1822?

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-Byron.

-Shelley.

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The act passed by the American Congress in 1964

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which intended to end all discrimination on the basis of race, religion or nationality,

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is known by what name?

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Pass.

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The musician Lang Lang, who played at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics in 2008,

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is a virtuoso on which musical instrument?

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Piano.

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Which islands have the postcode "ZE" reflecting their older, alternative name?

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Er...

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-Pass.

-Released in 1982,

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what's the title of the first Michael Jackson album to top the UK charts?

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-Thriller.

-Which member of a comedy double act had youth trials

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at Middlesbrough Football Club, before becoming a solicitor?

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Er, Ant!

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Bob Mortimer.

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Which port on North Island is New Zealand's largest city?

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-Christchurch.

-Auckland.

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What work of art is thought to have been commissioned

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by William the Conqueror's half-brother, Bishop Odo, or his wife, Matilda?

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The Bayeux Tapestry.

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Which American poet and novelist, credited with coining

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the term "the Beat Generation",

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produced his best-known work, On The Road, in three weeks?

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Jack Kerouac.

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Which Prussian general, who fought alongside the Duke Of Wellington

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at Waterloo, was known as "Marshal Forward"?

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-Blucher.

-What name is given to the lowest temperature at which

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a combustible liquid gives off sufficient vapour to ignite on the application of a flame?

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-Flashpoint.

-Susan Philipsz, the 2010 winner of the Turner Prize

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with works including Lowlands Away, was the first person to win using which medium?

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-Er, digital.

-Sound.

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Skipjack and bluefin are species of which fish?

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-Tuna.

-What's the name for a direct vote by the electorate

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on a single issue, deriving from a Latin word meaning "something to be carried back"?

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-Referendum.

-Which Oscar-winning director had early successes

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with the films Shallow Grave and Trainspotting?

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BEEP

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Er...

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HE MOUTHS WORDS TO HIMSELF

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I'll have to speed you up, you're out of time.

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-Pass, sorry.

-Danny Boyle.

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I can tell you your other passes.

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"ZE", the Shetland Islands.

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And that act passed by the Americans in 1964

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-is the Civil Rights Act.

-Ah.

-You have now, Paul Smith,

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a total of 28 points.

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APPLAUSE

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And now, Susan Holmes again, please.

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And you scored 14 points in the first round

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with your knowledge of the John Buchan novels.

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Let's see how you can do with your general knowledge. 28, the score to beat so far.

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What is the name of the official country residence of the British Prime Minister?

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Chequers.

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Which large flightless bird, native to Australia,

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is the sole survivor of the family it belongs to?

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-Rhea.

-The emu.

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Which crime novelist, who was one of the first women to graduate from Oxford in 1915,

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also made a scholarly translation of most of Dante's Divine Comedy?

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Dorothy Sayers.

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What title, used for biblical figures such as Abraham and Isaac,

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is also applied to the head of an independent orthodox church?

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Pass.

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Which family's been given the codenames Renegade, Renaissance, Rosebud and Radiance

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by the American secret service?

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-Reagan.

-The Obamas.

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Halong Bay was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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in 1994, it's famed for its limestone islets that jut out of the sea.

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In which South-East Asian country is it?

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-Vietnam.

-What was the name of Henry VIII's older brother

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who married Catherine of Aragon in 1501, almost eight years before she married Henry?

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Prince Arthur.

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Which '67 number one single for Procol Harum

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was loosely based on a Bach suite?

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Whiter Shade Of Pale.

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Which Italian dessert, served chilled, often with fruit,

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has a name meaning "cooked cream"?

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Panna cotta.

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Which magazine programme, broadcast on Radio Four at nine o'clock

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on Sunday mornings, has been presented by Eddie Mair and Paddy O'Connell?

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-The Week This Week?

-Broadcasting House.

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Who painted a series of canvases for Charles I,

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representing the reign of James I for the ceiling of the Banqueting House in London?

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-Van Dyck.

-Rubens.

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What means of communication was used on the 24th May, 1844, to send the message

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"What God hath wrought" in Morse code between Washington and Baltimore?

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-Telegraph.

-Which actor played the photographer, Lawrence, in the film Calendar Girls

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and DCI Gene Hunt in the TV series Life On Mars and Ashes To Ashes?

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-David Morrissey.

-Philip Glenister.

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Which Scottish city's international airport is located at Dyce,

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a few miles north-west of the city?

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-Glasgow.

-Aberdeen.

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Who performed the first human heart transplant operation

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at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town in December, 1967?

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Christiaan Barnard.

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In which of Mozart's operas is Soave Sia Il Vento sung

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by the sisters Fjordiligi and Dorabella,

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with the roguish Alfonso?

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-Marriage Of Figaro.

-Cosi Fan Tutte.

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Which British tennis player, now a sports presenter,

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was beaten in the semifinal of the Wimbledon women's singles, 1977?

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Sue Barker.

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What widely used typeface was created for a national newspaper

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by Stanley Morison and first appeared in the 3rd October, 1932 edition?

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Times New Roman.

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The Geneva Bible of 1560 is sometimes known...

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BEEP

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..by the name of which garments, because in its version of Genesis,

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Adam and Eve made them to cover their nakedness?

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-Breeches.

-Yes, the Breeches Bible. You had only one pass.

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The title used for biblical figures such as Abraham and Isaac

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and is also used for the head of an independent orthodox church is a patriarch.

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-You have, Susan Holmes, a total of 25 points.

-Thank you.

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APPLAUSE

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And now, Peter Royle again, please.

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And you have 14 points with your knowledge of the Peak District.

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Let's see how you do with your general knowledge, 28 still the score to beat.

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Two and a half minutes, starting now.

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In Sickness And In Health was the sequel to which TV comedy series?

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Till Death Us Do Part.

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Which two words are often added to places such as Southend and Bexhill

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to denote their geographical location?

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"On Sea."

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Who resigned as Home Secretary in June 2009,

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in the wake of controversy over her expenses claims?

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-Theresa May.

-Jacqui Smith.

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In Greek mythology, which youth, who pined away after falling in love

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with his own reflection, was turned into the flower that bears his name?

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-Narcissus.

-Which river rises on Great Whernside in the Yorkshire Dales

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and passes north of Harrogate before joining the Ouse near York?

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Pass.

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Who became the youngest winner of the Formula One Drivers' World Championship

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when he won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in November 2010?

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-Hamilton.

-Vettel.

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Which of the Romantic poets had a dog called Boatswain

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and a poetic tribute to him is inscribed on a monument in his owner's garden?

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-Byron.

-Which Canadian city was originally named Bytown

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after Lieutenant-Colonel John By but was renamed in the mid-1850s

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after the local Amerindian tribe?

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-Ottawa.

-What name is given to the two-handled jar used in ancient times

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to hold liquids, especially wine?

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-Amphora.

-Which woodwind instrument's described in the film

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The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty as "the ill wind that no-one blows good"?

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-Bassoon.

-Oboe. Which small member of the crow family is black with a grey neck,

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likes to nest in old buildings, church towers and chimneys?

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-Jackdaw.

-What's the temperature difference

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between the normal boiling and freezing points of water on the Fahrenheit scale?

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-Two hundred and...

-No, 180 degrees.

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Which English navigator and explorer was buried at sea off Portobello in Panama

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in January 1596?

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-Pass.

-Which character was played by Marlon Brando in the film The Godfather?

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Don Corleone.

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Man Ray's 1924 photograph Violon D'Ingres features a violin

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superimposed onto what?

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-A woman's body.

-Yes, a woman's back.

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Mikhail Gorbachev became the leader of the Soviet Union

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in March 1985 after whose death?

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Pass.

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Whose version of A Boy Named Sue won him a 1969 Grammy Award

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for best country vocal performance?

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-Johnny Cash.

-What name for an animal that suckles its young

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comes from the Latin for "breast"?

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Mammal.

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BEEP

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And we're out of time. You had three passes.

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Mikhail Gorbachev became leader after the death of Chernenko.

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The English explorer who was buried at sea off Portobello, Panama, in 1596, was Sir Francis Drake.

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And that river that rises on Great Whernside

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and passes north of Harrogate

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before joining the Ouse near York, is the River Nidd.

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You have, Peter Royle, 25 points.

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APPLAUSE

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And finally, Steve Watson, please.

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And 17 points is what you already have with your knowledge of American number one singles.

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And still the score to beat is 28.

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Let's see if you can do it, with your general knowledge.

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What name is given to the snacks originally served with drinks in Spanish bars

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and now found in many other countries?

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-Tapas.

-Which symphonic fairytale for narrator and orchestra by Prokofiev

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was first performed in 1936?

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Peter And The Wolf.

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Which carnivorous plant has a botanical name

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that loosely translates as "Aphrodite's mousetrap"?

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-Venus flytrap.

-Who returned to manage Liverpool after the sacking

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of Roy Hodgson, in January 2011, almost 20 years after he resigned from the post?

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Kenny Dalglish.

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Which novelist lived in Paris with her French husband from 1802 to 1814

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and is best remembered for Evelina, published in 1788?

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-Pass.

-In which science-fiction film does Leonardo DiCaprio

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play the leader of a gang who break into sleepers' dreams to steal their secrets?

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-The Dream?

-Inception.

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Henry Stuart, Duke of Albany, father of King James VI of Scotland, the I of England,

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is generally known by what title?

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Lord Darnley.

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Juno is the Roman counterpart of which Greek goddess?

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-Hera.

-Which TV comedy series featured an accident-prone vet called Mr Chinnery

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and a bickering theatre group called Legz Akimbo?

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-Pass.

-Who served two terms as president of France,

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from '95 to 2007?

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-Pass.

-In which city does Robert Adam's Pulteney Bridge cross the River Avon?

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-Er, Bristol?

-Bath.

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Which Pre-Raphaelite painter's first wife, Elizabeth Siddal,

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was the model for many of his paintings?

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Gabriel Dante Rossetti.

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When Penguin paperbacks first appeared in 1935,

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they were colour-coded to indicate a subject.

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What did a green and white cover denote?

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-Er, children's?

-Crime.

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Which powerful analgesic drug was isolated from opium

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at the beginning of the 19th century by the German chemist, Friedrich Wilhelm Serturner?

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Morphine.

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Hollands is the Dutch variety of which spirit?

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It's distilled from malted barley and other grains

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and flavoured with juniper berries.

0:25:300:25:31

-Gin.

-What is the name of the central character

0:25:310:25:34

of JD Salinger's novel, The Catcher In The Rye?

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Holden Caulfield.

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Which metal is present in the ores malachite and azurite?

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-Iron.

-Copper.

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Fran Healy is the lead singer of which Scottish rock group?

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Travis.

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In church architecture, what term is used for a bracket projecting from the underside

0:25:470:25:51

of hinged, tip-up seats, enabling a person to rest whilst standing?

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-Pass.

-Which former junior health minister left Parliament

0:25:550:25:59

after losing a seat in South Derbyshire at the '97 general election?

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-Clare Short.

-Edwina Currie.

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In 1907, Florence Nightingale became the first woman

0:26:050:26:07

to be appointed to which order of chivalry?

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BEEP

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-The Order Of Merit.

-The Order Of Merit is correct.

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You had four passes. In the church, that bracket is the misericord.

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Jacques Chirac was president twice, from '95 to 2007.

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The League Of Gentlemen was the TV comedy series featuring Mr Chinnery and Legz Akimbo.

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And Fanny Burney was the novelist who lived in Paris

0:26:300:26:34

from 1802 to 1814.

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Four passes. Steve Watson, 29 points.

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APPLAUSE

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Well, that is as close as it gets! Let's have a look at the scores.

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In joint third place, with 25 points apiece,

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Susan Holmes and Peter Royle.

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Second place, 28 points, Paul Smith.

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And in first place, he did it with the final question,

0:27:050:27:08

29 points, Steve Watson!

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APPLAUSE

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Which means, of course, that Steve Watson is tonight's winner.

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He goes through to the semifinals, congratulations to him.

0:27:250:27:28

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or indeed, be a Contender on the next series,

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John Humphrys puts questions to four more contenders. Subjects are: The Richard Hannay novels of John Buchan; the Peak District; aircraft of World War II; Billboard no 1 singles, 1955-1994.


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