Subjects are: Field Marshal Montgomery, the life and career of chess champion Tigran Petrosian, the Cathars and the Chicago Bears 1920-1970. John Humphrys asks the questions.
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First, in the spotlight tonight, is Andrew Hunter,
a computer consultant from Grimsby.
His subject, Field Marshal Montgomery of El Alamein.
Next, Jeff Grimshaw, Consumer Insights Manager from Staines.
His subject, the American football team, the Chicago Bears.
Keith Bate, a supply teacher from Wolverhampton, answers
questions on the former world chess champion Tigran Petrosian.
And Ian Allan, an IT Manager from Cambridge,
on the greatest rock guitarist of them all, Jimi Hendrix.
Hello, and welcome to Mastermind with me, John Humphrys.
Four more contenders are about to take television's ultimate test
of nerve and knowledge.
In the famous black chair, they will answer two minutes
of questions on their specialty subject
and then two and a half minutes on general knowledge.
The winner will take a step closer to the final
and the chance to own the great glass bowl and, even more important,
the honour of becoming the nation's mastermind.
So let's get on with it and ask our first contender to join us, please.
-And your name is?
-And your specialist subject?
-Field Marshal Montgomery.
Monty. Two minutes, starting now.
Montgomery spent part of his childhood on which island,
where his father served as the Bishop between 1889 and 1901?
-Yes. When he left Sandhurst
in 1908, which regiment did he join
after failing to get into the Indian Army?
The Royal Warwickshire.
In the First Battle of Ypres, in October 1914, Montgomery was
injured by a sniper's bullet during an attack on which Belgian village?
What was the name of Montgomery's headquarters near Portsmouth
where he met Eisenhower on June 5th, 1944,
and agreed to begin the D-Day landings on the following morning?
Who allegedly described him as unbeatable in defeat,
but unbearable in victory?
Which left-handed general was appointed by Montgomery to command
the 10th Corps at El Alamein,
but performed poorly and was replaced soon afterwards?
On May 4th, 1945, where in Lower Saxony did he accept the surrender
of all German forces in north-western Europe?
Montgomery's wife died in 1937, after being bitten by an insect.
What medical condition was the cause of her death?
-It was. After the evacuation from Dunkirk,
Montgomery was given
the command of which corps in July, 1941?
At which battle did his Eighth Army succeed in halting
Rommel's attempt to reach Cairo and the Suez Canal in September, 1942?
Montgomery's plans for Operation Market Garden were severely undermined
by the presence near Annum of the IX and X Divisions
of which German armoured force?
-Yes. On 6 April, 1943,
the Eighth Army took which position in a surprise attack?
During the War, Montgomery met George Bernard Shaw
while sitting for a portrait
by which artist, although he assured both disliked it?
-Yes. In mid-1946,
Montgomery returned from Germany to take up which position
in the British Army?
-Chief of the Imperial General Staff.
-What was the name of the mill
in Hampshire that became his home after World War II?
-Which of Montgomery's liaison officers and colleagues
since 1942 was killed in an ambush in April, '45?
-Yes. Montgomery served as the Deputy Supreme Commander
of which organisation from 1951 until his retirement in 1958?
I'll finish. Who was Montgomery's former Chief of Staff,
whom he declined to invite the 25th anniversary of El Alamein's celebrations in 1967?
-Francis de Guingand.
-Indeed it was.
You had just one pass, otherwise you would've had a full house.
On 6 April, '43, the Eighth Army took Wadi Akarit.
You have, though, Andrew Hunter, 17 points.
And our next contender, please.
-And your name is?
-Consumer Insights Manager.
-And your specialist subject?
-The Chicago Bears 1920 to 1970.
The Chicago Bears, in two minutes, starting now.
In 1921, who became joint owner of the Decatur Staleys football team
with Dutch Sternaman and renamed it the Chicago Bears the next year?
Which player who appeared for the Bears on their 1925 exhibition tour
was known as the Wheaton Ice Man or the Galloping Ghost?
In which college was Bronko Nagurski playing before joining the Bears?
From 1921 on, the club shared Wrigley Field with which baseball
team before moving to Soldier Field in '71?
-The Chicago Cubs.
In addition to Sid Luckman and Bobby Layne, who was the third best
quarterback of the late '40s whose surname also began
with the letter L?
In '52, George Blanda through a last-minute touchdown pass to
Ed Sprinkle and then kicked the extra point to defeat
which team by 24 to 23?
Who became the Bears head coach when Halas retired
for the last time in '68?
-What was the title of the Bears' first TV highlight show
hosted by Red Grange and broadcast from the late '40s?
-Bears Quarterback Club.
Which team did the Bears beat by 73 to nothing to win
the 1940 championship game?
On 17 September 1920, Halas attended a meeting in which city in Ohio
where the Staleys became one of the original members
of the American Professional Football Association?
After the legendary player Bill Hewitt retired from the game,
the Bears no longer used which number jersey?
-Yes. What is the title of the team song written by Al Hoffman
in '41 which includes the line, "We'll never forget the way you
"thrilled the nation with your T-formation?"
-Bear down, Chicago Bears.
Which member of Halas' coaching staff began conducting eye-in-the-sky
analysis of the plays from a vantage point high up in the stands?
What nickname was given to the Bears pre-War kicker Jack Manders
because of his reliability?
-To which side owned by Ted Collins did the Bears trade
Bobby Layne in '49?
-New York Yanks.
Which second round pick drafted from the College of the Pacific
in 1952 was the first African-American player
to be signed by the Chicago Bears?
-Yes. How many touchdowns did the rookie Gale Sayers
score against the San Francisco 49ers in December '65?
-Yes. Which safety was forced out...?
-I'll finish the question.
..by the Bears due to rumours he was involved with a fledgling players' union,
a decision described by Halas' biographer as a disgrace
to the National Football League?
-No, it was Ken Gorgal.
You had one pass. As well as Sid Luckman and Bobby Layne,
the third Bears quarterback was Johnny Lujack.
You have, Jeff Grimshaw, 15 points.
And our next contender, please.
-And your name is?
-Your specialist subject?
-The life and career of Tigran Petrosian.
Tigran Petrosian, in two minutes, starting now.
In which city, the capital of Georgia,
was the former world chess champion born in 1929?
Which player accused Petrosian of shaking the table
during a candidates' match in Odessa for the '74 world championship?
-Yes. Which opening with black featured most
prominently in the Petrosian's repertory against Botvinnik?
-Queen's gambit declined.
-Queen's gambit accepted.
In which number game of the '66 world championship match
with Spassky did a windmill combination seem likely lead
to a win by Petrosian, although it ultimately proved unsuccessful?
Which chess master's writings, including his book My System,
was cited by Petrosian as having the most influence on his style?
In the USSR Chess Championship in '51,
he won his game against Smyslov using which defence to D4?
-The Slav Defence.
-What was the first name of Petrosian's wife who was
an important part of his support team?
-Yes. Having defeated Kasparov in Moscow with the Queen's Indian
Defence, in which tournament of '81 did Petrosian defeat him
with an unusual defence involving a King advance?
In which year did he win the All Union Junior Championship
outright, having been a joint winner the previous year?
Which future world champion publicly accused Petrosian,
Geller and Keres of agreeing to draw their games in order
to conserve energy to defeat their main rival in Curacao?
What was Petrosian score out of 13 on
the top board at the end of the Tel Aviv Olympiad in '64?
-Nine and a half points.
Which defence to the Queen's gambit was central to the second game
in the '69 world championship match between Petrosian and Spassky?
-The Tarrasch Defence.
In a playoff match in early '70, who did Petrosian defeat
for the title of Soviet champion of '69?
What was the sealed move in the fifth game against Botvinnik
that led to Petrosian's first victory
in the '63 World Championship match?
-King to F7.
How many successive games ended in a draw at the start of...?
..semifinal in '71?
-One out, it was eight.
No passes, you have eight points.
And our final contender, please.
-And your name is?
-And your chosen subject?
-Life and music of Jimi Hendrix.
Jimi Hendrix, in two minutes.
What was Hendrix's guitar of choice and the model he's most closely
associated with? As a left-hander,
he would restring it and play it upside down.
The newly formed Jimi Hendrix Experience included which drummer,
formerly of Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames?
The band's first album Are You Experienced was released
in the same month as their third UK Top 10 single.
What was the single's title?
-The Wind Cries Mary.
What name is given to the recording studio that was set up by Hendrix
and his manager Mike Jeffrey on West 8th Street, New York?
Hendrix's only American Top 20 single with his own band
was a Bob Dylan track.
The song became so strongly identified with Hendrix's
interpretation that Dylan adopted it for his own live performances.
What was the song?
-All Along The Watchtower.
-Yes. What was the name of the band that he
formed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, with fellow soldier Billy Cox?
-Casuals then... The Kings Casuals.
The Experience launched into an impromptu version
of which song on a live television show hosted by Lulu in 1969?
-Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
-Sunshine of your love.
When the band pulled out of The Monkees' tour,
the story was invented that a conservative women's group
had objected to Hendrix's overtly sexual onstage antics.
What was the group?
-Could you repeat the question, please?
-When the band pulled out of The Monkees' tour,
a story was invented that a conservative women's group
had objected to Hendrix's overtly sexual onstage antics.
What was the name of the group?
-Daughters of the American Revolution.
In which city's airport was he arrested on 3 May, 1969,
on suspicion of possession of heroin?
Chas Chandler, formally of The Animals, discovered Jimmy
when he was playing in which Greenwich Village club in 1966?
Hendrix brought his set to an outrageous climax
at the Monterey Pop Festival in '67 by doing what to his guitar?
-Setting light to it.
-Yes. On which '64 Isley Brothers' single,
their first on their own label, did Hendrix play lead guitar?
-What was the name of the producer...
..in '65 that gave him the sum of one dollar and a royalties deal
that would severely reduce his future earnings?
-Yes, that's correct. You had one pass.
That Isley Brothers' single was Testify.
You have, Ian Alan, 10 points.
A couple of very high scores in the first round.
Let's have a look at all of them.
In fourth place, with eight points, Keith Bate.
In third place, 10 points, Ian Allan.
In second place, 15 points, Jeff Grimshaw.
In the lead, very big, 17 points, Andrew Hunter.
Round two now, the general knowledge round.
If there's a tie the end of it, then the number of passes is
taken into account and the person with the fewer passes is the winner.
If they're tied on passes as well, then there'll be a tiebreak.
The six highest scoring runners-up, incidentally,
will also be able to claim a place in the semifinals.
So, let's get on with it and ask Keith Bate to join us again, please.
And you had eight points with your knowledge of Tigran Petrosian, the great chess player.
Let's see how you do with your general knowledge. Two and a half minutes, here we go.
DE is the Internet code abbreviation for which country?
The United Nations agency founded in 1946 to provide
relief for children in countries devastated by World War II
is known by what acronym?
-What is the lightest chemical element?
Which antipollution component of a car usually consists
of a ceramic structure coated with a blend of platinum,
rhodium and palladium?
-The catalytic converter.
Habib Bourguiba was president of which North African country
from its independence, in 1957, to 1987?
According to the poem written in 1915 by the Canadian military
position John McCrae, where did the poppies blow
between the crosses row on row?
Which musician who had hits with Jennifer Juniper
and Catch The Wind was awarded a lifetime achievement award
at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2011?
-Yes. The name of which Mexican volcano means
smoking mountain in the local Indian language?
What romantic nickname is said to have been given to
Beethoven's Piano Sonata Number 14 In C Sharp Minor in a review
by the poet Ludwig Rellstab?
-The Moonlight Sonata.
Which senior football executive played for France
in three World Cups and was made a Chevalier
of the Legion of Honour in 1985?
Which planet has a giant white spot that appears approximately
every 30 years?
Where were the British ships Dartmouth, Eleanor
and Beaver moored when they were boarded on 16 December,
1773, by a band of men, some of whom were dressed as Mohawk Indians?
Who wrote the novels The Hunt For Red October, Patriot Games
and Clear And Present Danger?
-Yes. Which turtle gets its name from a hooked beak
that resembles that of a bird of prey?
In December, 2010, which American talk show presenter, famous
for his colourful braces, hosted the final episode of his CNN show?
What name is given to the sleeveless outer vestment worn by priests
and bishops of the Roman Catholic and some other churches
while presiding at mass or Holy Communion?
Which barren upland area in North East Cornwall has
Brown Willy as its highest point?
Which single by the Undertones was the broadcaster John Peel's
favourite record and was played at his funeral?
Who became Britain's first black Cabinet Minister
when he was appointed as Chief Secretary to the Treasury
in May, 2002?
Well, I can tell you because your time is up. It was Paul Boateng.
Your other pass is Larry King.
He was the man with the braces on CNN.
That turtle is called the Hawksbill.
The name of that Mexican volcano is Popocatepetl.
And the United Nations agency to provide relief for children,
You have a total, Keith Bate, of 15 points.
And now, Ian Allan, again, please.
And you scored ten points with your knowledge of Jimi Hendrix.
So, let's test your now on your general knowledge.
Here we go, to a half minutes.
What word for box used for burial comes from the Greek for a basket?
Petrarchan and English are the two main types of which 14 line verse?
In 1981, which university dramatic club was the first winner
of the Edinburgh Festival comedy award with a revue
that featured Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie?
Two species of deer are indigenous to Britain.
The red deer is one, what is the other?
In September, 1945, on board which American battleship
did the Japanese sign their formal surrender?
Which West country food won Protected Geographical
Indications status in February, 2011,
so that only those prepared with in the county can claim the name?
-Yes. Which David Bowie song features the line,
"my mother said to get things done, you better not mess with Major Tom?"
-Ashes To Ashes.
What term for the study of election results
and trends comes from the Greek turn for the pebble that Athenians
dropped into an urn in order to vote?
Which claimant to the English throne was
the granddaughter of Mary Brandon, the younger sister of Henry VIII?
-Lady Jane Grey.
The British astrophysicist Fred Hoyle supported the theory
that the universe has always existed in more or less the same form,
with new matter being created as it expands.
What is the theory called?
-The Steady State theory.
Which former footballer made his film debut as the underworld thug
Big Chris and Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels?
What did the philosopher Thomas Hobbes in his work Leviathan
describe as solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short?
-The life of man, yes.
Which 19th century New England sect designed simple,
functional furniture that anticipated modern design?
What geographical distinction is claimed by the village
of Dunsop Bridge in the Forest of Bowland
and the town of Haltwhistle in Northumberland?
Which worked based on 13th century Latin secular poems was set
to music in 1937 by Carl Orff?
In which sported Adrian Lewis
and Martin Adams both become world champions in January, 2011?
Who resigned as Education Secretary in October, 2002,
saying she felt she had not been as effective as she should have been?
Kaapstad is the Afrikaans name for which city?
-No, it's Cape Town. You had four passes.
Adrian Lewis and Martin Adams were rather good at darts.
Both Dunsop Bridge and Haltwhistle claimed the geographic distinction
of being the centre of Britain.
It was Shakers who designed simple, functional furniture.
And the term for the study of election results and all that,
You have a total, Ian Allan, of 17 points.
And now, Jeff Grimshaw, again, please.
And, the Chicago Bears earned you 15 points.
Let's see how you do with general knowledge. Here we go. Two and a half minutes.
Flaky, suet crust and short crust are types of what food stuff?
Who took Bonnie Prince Charlie from the Isle of Skye disguised
as an Irish maid, Betty Burke?
-Yes, Flora MacDonald.
The name of which popular caged bird is widely thought to come
from the words for good cockatoo in and Australian aboriginal language?
Which novel by Nick Hornby features Rob Fleming,
who runs a record shop in North London?
-What name is given to the American policy statement
of December, 1823, warning Europeans against interfering
in the newly independent state of Latin America?
Which footballer began his career when he joined the amateur team
Andorinha in his native Madeira where his father was the kick man?
-No, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Which biblical prophet initially disobeyed God's orders to go
to Nineveh and warn its inhabitants of their imminent destruction?
What name is given to a vein that becomes twisted and distended
because of an increase in the volume of blood within it?
Which resort on the northwest coast of Devon was named after
a Charles Kingsley novel?
Which front man with the band Nine Inch Nails won
an Oscar in 2011 for the best original score for the film
The Social Network?
In physics, the Higgs boson, which the Large Hadron Collider
at Geneva is searching for, is known by what nickname?
-The God particle.
Which art critic and writer who originally championed
the Pre-Raphaelites lived at Brantwood,
on the shores of Coniston Water from 1872 until he died in 1900?
-It which Baltic state is the unit of currency called the litas?
Who resigned as leader of the Conservative Party in July, 1965?
-Douglas-Home. Which British band was formed
in Birmingham in 1978 by John Taylor and Nick Rhodes?
Which joint winner of the Nobel Peace Prize,
former head of state, was born on Christmas Day, 1918,
in the Nile delta?
Whose artwork Everyone I've Ever Slept With 1963 To 1995, also known
as The Tent, was destroyed in a fire at the Momart Art Warehouse in 2004?
-Yes. Which cocktail consisting of vodka
and lime juice topped off with ginger beer is said to have been
invented in America in the 1940s and is often served in a copper mug?
The Arch of Titus in Rome commemorates the capture
and distraction of which city and its temple and 17 AD?
Whom did the biographer James Boswell accompany
on a tour through Scotland in 1773?
-Johnson it was.
You had three passes.
John Ruskin was the man who lived on the shores of Coniston Water.
The Monroe Doctrine was the policy warning the Europeans to keep
out of Latin America.
Nick Hornby wrote High Fidelity, about a record shop in North London.
You have, Jeff Grimshaw, a total of 25 points.
Finally, Andrew Hunter, please.
So, you start out with a whopping 17 points.
The score you have to beat is 25.
Let's see if you can do it with your general knowledge.
Two and a half minutes, starting now. In pantomime,
who was leaving London when he heard the bells telling him to turn again?
In which capital city is Tahrir Square the scene of much fighting
during the 2011 uprising against President Mubarak's rule?
Which Yorkshire and England opening batsman was the first player to face
a ball in a One Day International against Australia on 5 January, 1971?
December 11th to August 11th is the closed season for the shooting
of which birds in England, Wales, and Scotland?
What word for fortune-telling by reading the lines on the palm
comes from Greek words for hand and divination?
Which party, formed to break the mould of British politics,
finished behind the Monster Raving Loony Party
in the Bootle by-election in May, 1990?
In 1781, which planet became the first to be discovered
with a telescope?
What nickname was given by American troops to the female broadcasters
of propaganda from Japan during World War II?
The name became particularly associated with Iva Toguri D'Aquino.
Which shipping forecast area off the east coast of Scotland
gets its name from the approximate depth in fathoms of its seabed?
Which architect began constructing the royal palace from the old
Buckingham House, but was dismissed in 1830, on the death of George IV?
-Correct. What is the common English name for the family of plants
of the aromatic herb that pennyroyal belongs to?
-In 2010, which Indian-born novelist published his second book
for children, Luka And The Fire Of Life?
-Which is the first county the river Severn flows through
on entering England?
Ian Hislop is one of the regular captains
on the television programme Have I Got News For You, who is the other?
Which relative of the giraffe, found only in the deep forests
of central Africa, was unknown to Europeans until about 1900?
Which novel by James Jones about the experiences of a serviceman
in Hawaii just before the attack on Pearl Harbour was made
into an award-winning winning film starring Burt Lancaster,
Deborah Kerr and Frank Sinatra?
-From Here To Eternity.
Whose album subtitled Back Into Hell, released in 1993,
was a follow-up to his hit album in 1978?
In which European country was the escudo the unit of currency
immediately prior to the adoption of the euro?
In 1846, who was the Prime Minister responsible for the repeal
of the Corn Laws which had restricted imports of grain?
-Yes. In which opera by Benjamin Britten
is the hero hanged for murder on the HMS Indomitable?
-Yes. Which decimal coin was only in circulation
from 1971 till the 31st of December, 1984...
-..when it ceased to be legal tender?
-Yes, the new half penny.
Four passes. Meatloaf did Back Into Hell.
Salman Rushdie was the novelist who wrote Luka And The Fire Of Life.
And pennyroyal is of the mint family.
And it was the SDP that got beaten by the Monster Raving Loony Party.
Perhaps I should say the late SDP.
Four passes. Andrew Hunter, a total of 33 points.
A very clear winner there. Let's have a look at all the final scores.
In fourth place, with 15 points, Keith Bate.
In third place, 17 points, Ian Allan. In second place,
a very respectable 25 points, Jeff Grimshaw.
In first place, with 33 points, Andrew Hunter.
Which means, of course, that Andrew Hunter is tonight's winner
and goes through to the semifinals.
Congratulations to him. If you would like to play
an online version of Mastermind or be a contender in the next series,
do go to our website bbc.co.uk/mastermind.
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John Humphrys puts questions to four more contenders. Subjects are: Field Marshal Montgomery, the life and career of former world chess champion Tigran Petrosian, the Cathars and the Chicago Bears 1920-1970.