Subjects are: The Life and Work of George Orwell, The Life of Sir Francis Walsingham, The West Wing and The Valley of the Kings.
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First in the spotlight tonight is Hannah Coates, a student from Greenhithe in Kent,
her subject - Elizabeth I's spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham.
Graeme Jones, a health promotion officer from Liverpool, his subject - the Valley of the Kings.
Isabel Morgan, a part-time lecturer from Wembley, her subject - the Life and Work of George Orwell.
And Simon Alvey, a market researcher from London, his subject - the television series The West Wing.
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 2 minutes of questions on a specialist subject,
then 2½ 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.
Let's ask our first contender to join us, please.
Two minutes, starting now. In 1563, Francis Walsingham became the MP for which Dorset constituency?
-Where did he study Civil Law after leaving England on Mary Tudor's accession to the throne?
-What event in Paris in 1572 during Walsingham's time as Ambassador there
caused a crisis in Anglo-French relations?
Massacre of St Bartholomew's Day.
What containers were used by his spy Gifford to smuggle Mary's letters to the French Ambassador?
-When Walsingham made a mission to Scotland to see James VI,
the Scots hired whom to sit outside the palace and pour scorn on him?
-Kate the Witch.
-In 1568, which Italian Protestant, who had been a French spy for 40 years,
gave Walsingham information about a plot to harm Queen Elizabeth?
-In 1576, he helped to finance Martin Frobisher's first attempt to discover which sea route?
-Which widow did Walsingham marry after the death of his first wife Anne Carleill?
-In 1578, the Queen appointed him to which post that came with a pension of £100?
-Chancellor of the Order of the Garter.
Who had his right hand cut off after opposing the Queen's marriage to the Duke of Anjou?
Walsingham's supposed involvement led to his banishment from court.
-Which nobleman did his daughter Frances marry in 1583
despite the Queen's displeasure at not being consulted?
-Who became Leicester's secretary in the Low Countries?
Walsingham used him to report back on Leicester's activities.
Thomas Norton, Walsingham's chief interrogator in the Tower in the 1580s, had what nickname?
-Which Florentine diplomat, based in Madrid, gave him information on the Spanish Armada?
-Which ally of Walsingham became Mary Queen of Scots' gaoler in 1585
and cut back many of her privileges?
-Name his brother-in-law who acted as his Secretary while he was Ambassador in Paris.
-Which Florentine banker gives his name to the 1571 plot
that aimed to put Mary Queen of Scots on the throne...
-..and marry her to the Duke of Norfolk after Elizabeth's murder?
-It was indeed. You had just one pass. That Florentine diplomat
who gave him information about the Armada was Count Giovanni Figliazzi.
You have, Hannah Coates, 14 points.
And our next contender, please.
Two minutes. Name the British aristocrat
who sponsored Howard Carter as he uncovered the tomb of Tutankhamun.
-What jars contained the internal organs of the deceased, placed there during mummification?
-KV5 is believed to be the largest tomb in the Valley of the Kings, built for whose sons?
-According to inscriptions on tomb KV13,
what position at court was held by Bay during the reign of Siptah?
-Which German Egyptologist and leader of the Prussian expedition to Egypt in the 1840s
brought more than 15,000 artefacts and casts to Europe?
Which Welsh artist took over from Ayrton working for Theodore Davis, excavating tombs in November 1908?
-Which French aristocrat, dispatched to Egypt by Bonaparte,
described his travels to the Valley of the Kings in the 19th century?
-Denon. The tomb of which royal fan bearer was found to contain an unused coffin?
-Which excavator in the Valley of the Kings made tomb KV17 safe from flooding in 1825?
-James Burton. What name was given to the small mummiform statuettes
it was believed would perform work for the deceased in the afterlife?
-Shabti. Which Sicilian-born Classical historian visited Egypt in the 1st century BC,
writing works in which he suggested there were 47 Theban royal tombs?
-What is the name of the King believed to have been the first buried in the Valley of the Kings,
originally in KV20, during the 15th century BC?
-Who discovered the apparently unfinished tomb KV32 in 1898,
perhaps built for one of Tuthmosis III's family?
-What's the modern name of the village south-east of the Valley of the Kings
where the tomb workforce lived?
-By what name is tomb KV56 also known
because of one of the most remarkable finds of jewellery?
-The Gold Tomb.
-What was the relationship between the noblewoman Lady Thuyu and Queen Tiye?
-No, mother and daughter.
You had one pass. That Sicilian-born Classical historian was Diodorus Siculus.
-One pass, Graeme Jones, 10 points.
And our next contender, please.
Two minutes, starting now. In which Indian city
where his father worked for the Opium Department was Orwell born Eric Arthur Blair in June 1903?
-For which publication did Orwell write his As I Please column in the 1940s?
-Faber and Faber turned down Animal Farm for publication
because it did not represent "the right point of view from which to criticise the political situation".
Which director made this decision?
-In which country did Orwell spend the winter of 1938 to '39 because of his tuberculosis?
-What brand name is given to the gin, coffee and cigarettes in Nineteen Eighty-Four?
-When Orwell moved to Paris in 1928, he lived in a cheap hotel in which street?
-Rue du Coq d'Or.
-Rue du Pot de Fer, but I can accept Rue du Coq d'Or.
Which novel, published in 1934, features Mr and Mrs Lackersteen and their niece Elizabeth?
-Who was described by Orwell as "a free intelligence, a type hated with equal hatred
"by all the smelly little orthodoxies which are now contending for our souls"?
-Dickens. What is the full name of the title character in A Clergyman's Daughter?
-As well as Barnsley, Orwell based The Road To Wigan Pier on visits to which Yorkshire city?
-In Animal Farm, name the man, apparently modelled on Hitler,
who owns Pinchfield Farm and leads the attack on the windmill.
-Which American author did Orwell seek out in the Hotel Scribe in Paris in March 1945?
-At the end of Keep The Aspidistra Flying,
to which publicity company does Gordon Comstock return to work as a copywriter?
-Orwell reviewed a French writer's book on anti-Semitism rather unfavourably,
describing its author as "a bag of wind". Who was the author?
-Which Orwell essay begins, "In Moulmein, in Lower Burma, I was hated by large numbers of people -
"the only time I have been important enough for this to happen to me"?
-Shooting An Elephant.
-Orwell's tombstone is in a graveyard in which Oxfordshire village?
-Sir Richard Rees edited which magazine...
-..where Orwell published many articles?
-Is correct. You had two passes.
It was Jean-Paul Sartre whom Orwell was so unkind to, "a bag of wind".
And at the end of Keep The Aspidistra Flying,
the publicity company Gordon Comstock returns to is the New Albion.
-You have, Isabel Morgan, 14 points.
And our final contender, please.
Two minutes, starting now. Who won the 2004 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series,
playing the Press Secretary CJ Cregg in The West Wing?
-Which writer of the series left after Series Four?
-Leo McGarry is dismissed as White House Chief of Staff
during a summit at which retreat?
-In the episode Mr Willis Of Ohio, what topic does CJ plead with Sam to explain to her?
-Donna Moss believes there is a nuclear missile silo beneath what feature at the White House?
-A report that the President does not like what food
causes concern about Oregon's vote in the election?
-Who plays Joe Quincy who applies for a job at the White House and has to sit through a lockdown?
-In Manchester Part One, what is the name of the operation to evacuate Americans
and President Dessaline from Haiti?
-After she humiliated Sam on the TV show Capital Beat,
which Republican lawyer is asked to join the White House staff?
-When acting as Press Secretary, what does Toby say CJ could use to swat suicide bombers?
-In which building does the President apologise to his closest staff for hiding his illness
before announcing the start of his campaign for re-election?
-An elementary school.
-In the episode Han, a musician from North Korea asks for political asylum.
He's a celebrated player of which instrument?
-Toby's pregnant partner Andy Wyatt wins her Congress seat for which state with 85% of the vote?
-When offering the Chief of Staff job to CJ at the hospital,
what does the President ask her to do metaphorically?
-Jump off a cliff.
-In Constituency Of One, what does Josh cause the Democratic Senator Carrick to do
that damages Josh's standing in the White House?
-Defect to the Republicans.
-The US Ambassador Ken Cochran is recalled from which country
because he is having an affair with the daughter of the Prime Minister?
-Federated States of Micronesia.
Whose funeral does President Bartlet attend on the day he announces he will seek re-election?
-BEEP Mrs Landingham's.
You had just one pass. The name of the operation to evac Americans and President Dessaline from Haiti
is Operation Swift Fury, but you have 15 points.
After a very close first round, let's look at the scores.
In fourth place, Graeme Jones.
Joint second place, Hannah Coates and Isabel Morgan.
In the lead, just, Simon Alvey.
General knowledge round now. If there is a tie after it, 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, there's a tie-break.
The six highest scoring runners-up also win a place in the semi-finals.
Let's get on with it and ask Graeme Jones to join us again, please.
You start out this round with 10 points, earned with your knowledge of the Valley of the Kings.
Let's see how you do with your general knowledge. 2½ minutes.
Which pickled vegetable, along with beetroot, traditionally accompanies a Lancashire Hotpot?
-Red cabbage. In which city are most of the surviving works
of the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh?
-Clay, meerschaum and briar wood are used to make what items?
-What is Africa's most populous country with a population of over 150 million?
-Nigeria. Which king who ruled Scotland from 1165-1214 was known as The Lion?
-William. Which American city has a gridiron team, the Cowboys,
and a basketball team called the Mavericks?
-What name for the mark resembling an inverted circumflex,
placed over certain letters, such as C, in Slavic languages, means "little hook" in Czech?
-No, hacek. On which Pink Floyd album is Speak To Me the first track and Eclipse the last?
-Dark Side of the Moon.
-Which Biblical patriarch is revered in Islam as the prophet Musa?
-What is the last sign of the Zodiac, covering the 19th February to the 20th March?
-Which poet wrote Lycidas, a pastoral elegy dedicated to Edward King,
a fellow student at Cambridge who drowned when his ship sank in the Irish Sea in 1637?
-Which soldier and statesman, who became the first president of the Turkish Republic in 1923,
is credited as founder of the modern Turkish state?
-The commonly cultivated Black Hellebore has large white flowers that bloom in midwinter.
By what name is it better known?
-Christmas rose. In which Verdi opera is the heroine daughter of the King of Ethiopia?
-Which son of a farm worker became the first leader of the Parliamentary Labour Party in 1906?
-What word for many adult female equines is derived from the Old English word for horse?
-Yes. Which drama series of the 1970s was filmed again in 2010 with Trevor Eve in the role
first played by Frank Finlay?
-Bouquet of Barbed Wire.
-Which Staffordshire town at the confluence of the rivers Tame and Anker
is claimed to have been the capital of the Mercian kingdom?
-Which political embarrassment of the 1960s provided the background to the 1989 film Scandal?
-In heraldry, what name is given to the figure of a star with five straight points?
-No, it's called a mullet.
Your passes - that Staffordshire town at the confluence of the Tame and the Anker is Tamworth.
And the poet who wrote Lycidas, the pastoral elegy, was John Milton.
-You have a total, Graeme Jones, of 22 points.
And now Hannah Coates again, please.
And you start out with 14 points on Sir Francis Walsingham.
Let's see how you do. Seasonal allergic rhinitis, caused by pollen, is commonly known by what name?
-What is the name of the cartoon family of Homer and Marge?
-In Greek myth, which Titan carried the sky on his shoulders as a punishment from the gods?
-Which company's shipyard built many ships for the White Star Company, including the Titanic?
-Harland and Wolff. What abbreviation of the Latin for "and others" is used
especially for academic texts with more than the single named author?
-Which country's football team is known as the Reggae Boyz?
-Which bloody battle, the end of the Jacobite Rebellion, lasted only about 40 minutes?
-French designer Rene Lalique was noted for Art Nouveau and Deco objects of what material?
Which Irish poet's first full volume of poetry in 1966 was called Death of a Naturalist?
-Seamus Heaney. Which speech was delivered by Abraham Lincoln on 19th November, 1863?
-Sarah Joyce released Seasons of My Soul in 2010. Under what name does she perform?
-Which drug, for 300 years the only known treatment for malaria,
is obtained from the bark of the cinchona tree?
-Yes. Which Oscar-nominated film tells of the desperate survival measures of a climber
whose arm was trapped by a boulder?
-127 Hours. In the computer world, the acronym RAM stands for...?
-Read Access Memory.
-Random. Which cocktail is made with vodka, lime, triple sec and cranberry juice?
-Which Italian term meaning "beautiful singing" is used
for the lyrical style of singing popularised in Italian opera from the 17th to 19th century?
-Bel canto. What nickname was given to Jamie Oliver who said he'd strip food to its bare essentials?
-The Naked Chef.
-The mountain K2 gets its name because it was the second peak to be surveyed
-in which mountain range between the Pamirs and Himalayas?
In which Alexandre Dumas novel is Edmond Dantes seeking revenge for his wrongful imprisonment?
-Man In The Iron Mask?
-The Count of Monte Cristo. Britain's first two-colour coin has what value?
-Three, six and nine-banded are species of which mammal found mainly in Central and South America?
-The armadillo. In which UK city is the central campus of Queen's University?
-It is in Belfast.
You have four passes - the mountain range in which K2 is is the Karakoram.
Cosmopolitan is what that cocktail is called.
Rene Lalique used glass as a material.
And that bloody battle was the Battle of Culloden.
You have a total, Hannah Coates, of 24 points.
And now Isabel Morgan again, please.
And you also begin with 14 points with your knowledge of George Orwell.
Let's try you on general knowledge.
Which green vegetable, associated with Popeye, contains iron and vitamins A and C?
-Kanji, katakana and hiragana are systems of symbols used in writing which language?
-Japanese. Who won the Whitbread Award for Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit?
Which former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party was MP for Birmingham Sparkbrook from 1964 until 1997?
-Which playwright's works are frequently premiered in Scarborough
where he began his acting career?
-When Churchill said a situation was "not even the beginning of the end",
what did he suggest it was?
-Beginning of the beginning.
-End of the beginning! In which US state is the Petrified Forest National Park?
-Yes. Which biographical work by Lytton Strachey includes
chapters on Cardinal Manning and Florence Nightingale?
-What palace did Frederick the Great of Prussia build at Potsdam between 1745 and 1747?
-Sanssouci. Which fashion designer produced anti-war T-shirts
and wore one to meet Mrs Thatcher at Downing Street in 1984?
-Which American comedy series featured Cosmo Kramer,
who lived in the same apartment block as the title character?
-What name is given to a piece of fermenting dough kept back to be used as a leavening agent
in another batch of bread-making?
-Which Rodgers and Hammerstein musical is set in Chinatown and features I Enjoy Being A Girl?
-Flower Drum Song.
-What's the medical name for the bone or bones that form the upper jaw?
-Maxilla. According to the Book of Daniel, who died after he saw "the writing on the wall"?
-Yes, or Belshazzar.
In 1788, Birmingham businessman William Hutton wrote a book
-extolling the swimming at which Lancashire resort?
Blackpool. What name from Greek for weapon was given to heavily-armed footsoldiers of Ancient Greece?
-Hoplite. Which fish hatch in the Sargasso Sea,
the larvae turning into immature adults as they are carried across the Atlantic?
-In which opera by Bizet does the heroine throw a flower to Don Jose before returning to work?
-What name for the periods in a game of polo...
..comes from Sanskrit for circle or wheel?
-Chukka is correct.
Three passes. Sourdough is that lump of dough that you keep back,
Seinfeld is the... Yes, I know. ..is the TV series. You don't need me to tell you.
And Katharine Hamnett was the fashion designer with the t-shirt.
Funny what sitting in the chair does! Even so, you managed to score a total of 24 points.
And, finally, Simon Alvey again, please.
And you start out with 15 points and the score to beat
to get to the semi-finals is 24. Let's see if you can do it.
In cricket, what three upright posts form part of the wicket?
-Stumps! Which film did the Coen brothers remake in 2010 with Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn?
-What name is given to food brought back from the first stomach of a ruminant animal to chew again?
-Which former Portuguese colony in Africa joined the Commonwealth in 1995, along with Cameroon?
-Which Dickens novel features the interminable legal case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce?
-Who entered Parliament as MP for Doncaster North in May, 2005?
-In Egyptian religion, what name was commonly given to the moon god, the inventor of writing?
-Which London fish market moved to West India Dock on the Isle of Dogs in 1982?
-Yes. Which TV comedy starring David Walliams and Matt Lucas features the FlyLo Airline?
-Oh...Come Fly With Me.
-In January, 2011, who beat his two Barcelona team-mates into 2nd and 3rd
to win the FIFA Ballon d'Or?
-No, Messi. Which city is the second-largest in California, across the border from Tijuana?
-Who became King of Scotland in 1040 after killing his cousin Duncan in battle near Elgin?
-What name is give to a software program that allows users to navigate web pages?
-The browser. In medicine, a spirometer measures the capacity of which body part?
-What word of Dutch origin meaning something used as a lure,
originally meant a place where wild ducks were enticed and trapped?
-Which American band had hit albums with Hot Fuss and Sam's Town?
-What is the salted belly of pork used in Italian cooking, similar to streaky bacon?
-Correct. Whose novel One Day spans 20 years with each chapter taking place on St Swithin's Day?
-Which Durham and England all-rounder retired from Test cricket after the 2011 Ashes?
-Em, Paul Collingwood.
-Which organisation's logo is a blue hand with crossed fingers and a smile?
-Yes. Which operatic tenor grew up in Fleetwood
and began work spray-painting cars in a local factory?
-Em, Bryn Terfel.
-No, Alfie Boe. Botticelli painted the birth of which goddess in the mid-1480s,
showing her in a shell?
And your time is up. You had four passes. That word meaning a lure is a decoy.
The name commonly given to the moon god is Thoth.
The question that rather disgusted you - the food brought back up is called the cud.
-And the Coen brothers remake was True Grit.
-Oh. I saw that.
-Well, it doesn't matter
because you have 29 points.
Well, a close contest.
In fourth place, Graeme Jones.
Joint second place, Hannah Coates and Isabel Morgan.
First place, 29 points, Simon Alvey.
Which means Simon Alvey is tonight's winner and he goes through to the semi-finals. Congratulations.
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John Humphrys puts questions to four more contenders. Subjects are: The Life and Work of George Orwell, The Life of Sir Francis Walsingham, The West Wing and The Valley of the Kings.