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First in the spotlight tonight is Hughie Jones, a retired archdeacon from Leicestershire,
his subject, the secret intellectual society, the Cambridge Apostles.
Next, Sarah Waller, a teacher from London,
her subject, the Life and Work of children's author Antonia Forest.
Guy Tozer, a management consultant from Torquay, he'll answer questions on the French Revolution.
And Jeremy Platt, a GP from Bracknell in Berkshire, his subject, the composer Gustav Mahler.
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 answer two minutes of questions on their specialist subject,
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.
What was the official name of the group of Cambridge students
that formed in 1820 and became known as The Apostles?
-Cambridge Conversazione Society.
-In a paper presented by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson,
the Apostles were asked to debate the question, "Shall we elect" whom?
-Who was "ritualistically cursed" by the Society after resigning in 1855?
He was condemned to having his name spelled without capitals.
-Henry John Roby.
-George Tomlinson, one of the founders of the Apostles,
became the Bishop of which European diocese in 1842?
-Which Apostle said, "We discussed all manner of things, no doubt with a certain immaturity,
"but with a detachment and interest scarcely possible in later life"?
-John Mitchell Kemble.
What term was used for an honorary Apostle who longer had to attend meetings, but was a lifelong member?
-Of which Apostle did Richard Monckton Milnes say,
"I bow before him in conscious inferiority in everything"?
-Frederick Denison Maurice.
Which 1880s Apostle was a tutor to the Duke of Clarence and a suspect in the Jack the Ripper murders?
-What was the title of John McTaggart's famous Apostolic paper on love and friendship?
-The violent climax of the 1848 Irish insurrection headed by the Apostle William Smith O'Brien
was derisively known as the Battle of where?
Widow McCormack's Cabbage Patch.
Alfred Tennyson composed an essay for a meeting, but threw it on the fire. What was its subject?
-Which Apostle, a member since 1823,
returned to Cambridge in 1866 as Professor of Moral Philosophy?
-No, Frederick Denison Maurice.
Which member of the Society's mystical clique was ordained in 1832 and became the Archbishop of Dublin?
-Richard Chenevix Trench.
-In 1828, John Silk Buckingham sold his recently launched literary magazine
to John Sterling and FD Maurice. What was its title?
-Which Spanish general's attempt...
-..to overthrow King Ferdinand VII of Spain in 1830
was actively supported by several Apostles?
-The Spanish rebellion under General Torrijos.
You had two passes.
The title of John McTaggart's paper on love and friendship - Violets Or Orange Blossom.
And the Apostle who was a suspect in the Jack the Ripper murders was James Kenneth Stephen.
You have, Hughie Jones, 10 points.
And our next contender, please.
Antonia Forest was a pseudonym taken by the author in 1948
when her first novel about the Marlow family was published. What was her birth name?
-What is the name of the farm where the Marlows spent the summer holidays until 1940?
-Which ancestor of Patrick Merrick does Nicholas see executed at Tyburn in The Player's Boy?
-Forest wrote which book for a competition for a family book "after the style of E Nesbit"?
It failed to win, but Faber published it.
-The Thursday Kidnapping.
-Humfrey Danvers composes music for which play rehearsed at the Globe Theatre?
-How does Cousin Jon die in Falconer's Lure?
In a...an aeroplane accident.
Which of the teachers at Kingscote School is called Ironsides by the children?
-In Autumn Term, who pulls the communication cord on the train for Kingscote
because of their father's motto, "In an emergency, act at once"?
-Forest converted to Catholicism in December 1946
just before which other writer with whom she had a strong friendship?
-Gladys Bertha Stern.
-Which library book does Nicola smuggle into school in The Cricket Term?
She is found out when she gets a postcard saying it's overdue.
-The Mask Of Apollo.
-What is the full name of the widower Karen marries in The Ready-Made Family?
-In The Marlows And The Traitor, at which hotel do the four younger members of the family stay
-while their London home is repaired?
Forest gained a diploma in what subject before taking a job in the Times Library?
-In End Of Term, Lawrie is given what position in the netball team?
She is replaced in one game by her twin sister Nicola.
What gift does Shakespeare give to Nicholas on his 16th birthday in The Player's Boy?
-Peter thinks the bag he dislodges from a beam in the Shippen has gold sovereigns,
but Nicola reveals the coins are of what denomination?
-What items of clothing do Nicola and Lawrie get for Christmas in Run Away Home?
-BEEP Party dresses.
-Party dress and cape, yes.
Two passes. The gift Shakespeare gave to Nicholas was a sword.
And in The Marlows And The Traitor, they stayed at the Majestic Hotel.
-Sarah Waller, two passes, 14 points.
And our next contender, please.
Whose last words to his executioner in 1794 were, "Show my head to the people, it is worth the trouble"?
-Where was the Tennis Court in which the Third Estate took an oath in 1789 never to disband
until a written constitution was established for France?
-Name the Girondin sympathiser who murdered Jean-Paul Marat on the 13th of July, 1793,
while he was taking a bath.
-Which group got its name as it sat on the highest benches in the Assembly?
In June 1791, the Royal Family escaped from Paris.
In which town were they arrested and turned back to the capital?
-What name was given to the smaller of the two Chambers of the Directory?
The, er... Committee of the Ancients.
Which date in 1792 was adopted as the beginning of Year One of the French Revolutionary Calendar
and renamed Primidi Vendemiaire?
-September the 22nd.
-Which politician and lawyer was President of the National Convention
and a member of the Committee of Public Safety? He was later executed with Danton.
-On the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, where was the Fete de la Federation held?
-Champ de Mars.
-Which civic religion did Robespierre create to replace Christianity and the Cult of Reason?
The Cult of the Supreme Being.
To what position was Bonaparte appointed in December 1799?
It was later confirmed by a public referendum.
-Which English radical was elected to represent Calais in 1793
as a Deputy to the National Assembly?
-By what nickname was Francois-Noel Babeuf known
because his agrarian reforms resembled those of a 2nd century BC Roman statesman?
-Which painter, later banished to Brussels by the Bourbons,
created pictures of the Tennis Court Oath and the Death of Marat?
-Which item of clothing, a symbol of freedom in Ancient Rome,
was adopted by the revolutionaries as a symbol of their cause?
-A red cap.
-The Phrygian cap or, yes, red cap of liberty.
You had two passes.
The nickname for Francois-Noel Babeuf was Gracchus.
And the politician who was later executed alongside Danton was Sechelles.
Two passes and you have, Guy Tozer, 13 points.
And our final contender, please.
What was the name of the town in Moravia where Mahler and his family moved a few months after his birth?
-Which early composition was entered for the Beethoven Prize in Vienna in 1881? It failed to win.
-Das Klagende Lied.
-Name the piano professor
for whom Mahler, aged 15, auditioned at the Vienna Conservatory.
-In which resort did Mahler spend his summer vacations between 1893 and '96,
composing several songs and parts of the 2nd and 3rd Symphonies there?
-What is the name of the movement of the 1st Symphony that was omitted when it was revised?
-Which soprano had an affair with Mahler in Hamburg and sang under his direction in Vienna?
-Anna von Mildenburg.
-Which movement of the 2nd Symphony expresses
"this ever-moving, never-resting, never comprehensible bustle of existence"?
-In 1907, with whom did he negotiate the initial contract
for his period at the Metropolitan Opera?
-With which composer was his future wife Alma Schindler
romantically involved when she met Mahler?
-Which song from Des Knaben Wunderhorn features in early drafts
for the 3rd Symphony before finally appearing in the 4th?
-The Heavenly Life.
-What practice is applied to the solo violin in the scherzo of the 4th Symphony
to conjure up the idea of Freund Hein or Death?
-It's tuned a tone higher.
-Retuning of the strings, yes.
Which of Mendelssohn's works did Mahler conduct at a large music festival in Kassel in 1885?
-St Paul. What event of 1908 in New York inspired the stroke of a muffled drum
at the end of the 4th Movement of the 10th Symphony?
-A funeral of a fireman.
-Which key concept in Goethe's Faust, that Mahler applied to his 8th Symphony,
did he explain as "possession of that which on Earth we could only desire or strive for",
-though he conceded there was "a risk of talking rubbish"?
Which company made piano rolls of Mahler playing movements from his 4th and 5th Symphonies?
-I don't know.
-I can tell you as we're out of time. It's Welte-Mignon.
The other two passes - that key concept in Goethe's Faust was the Eternal Feminine.
And in 1907, he negotiated the initial contract for his period at the Met with Heinrich Conried.
You have a total, Jeremy Platt, of 11 points.
A good, close first round. Let's look at the scores.
In fourth place, Hughie Jones.
Third place, Jeremy Platt.
Second place, Guy Tozer.
In the lead, just, Sarah Waller.
It's the general knowledge round now. If there is a tie at the end,
the number of passes is taken into account and the person with the fewer passes wins.
If they are tied on passes as well, there's a tie-break.
The six highest scoring runners-up also get a place in the semi-finals.
So let's get on with it and ask Hughie Jones to join us, please.
And you begin this half with 10 points with your knowledge of the Cambridge Apostles.
Let's see how you do with your general knowledge.
Who became known as the Forces' Sweetheart during World War Two with We'll Meet Again?
-Which British bird has species including shore, wood and sky?
-A statue of which Hans Christian Andersen character, sculpted by Edvard Eriksen,
stands in the Copenhagen harbour?
-The Little Mermaid.
-What two-word French expression means
that rank or high birth carries particular responsibilities?
-Which part of the body is inflamed or ulcerated in the condition known as stomatitis?
-In cricket, which method of calculating revised targets
in limited-overs matches interrupted by rain is named after its originators?
-I don't know.
-What word for an uncouth person was invented by Jonathan Swift in Gulliver's Travels
for a race of brutes who had the form of men?
-In Mozart's opera, Don Giovanni's aria "Fin ch'han dal vino" is often known by what name
because the Don traditionally sings it with a glass in his hand?
Lilongwe is the capital of which African country?
-In classical mythology, who is the Greek counterpart of the Roman god Mars?
-Which of Henry VIII's wives was executed after it emerged she'd had premarital affairs
with her cousin Thomas Culpeper and her secretary Francis Dereham?
Cath... No, I don't know.
Calabrese and Romanesco are varieties of which green or purple vegetable?
-Broccoli. Who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his consort Sophie in June 1914
and triggered the First World War?
-Which writer's poem Funeral Blues begins,
"Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone"?
-No, it was Auden.
Britain's second highest mountain, Ben Macdui, is the highest peak in which mountain range?
-Name Alexander Graham Bell's assistant
whom he requested to "come here" in his historic telephone message of the 10th of March, 1876?
-Which senior Conservative politician, who served under Margaret Thatcher and John Major,
has written several political thrillers, the first was Send Him Victorious, published in 1968?
-For which 1945 Hitchcock thriller did Salvador Dali design the celebrated dream sequence?
-What name is given to the group of gentlemen poets...
-..including Thomas Carew, Robert Herrick and Sir John Suckling,
which was based around the court of Charles I?
-I can tell you because your time is up. That was the Cavalier Poets.
Your other passes - the Hitchcock thriller was Spellbound.
Douglas Hurd turned his hand to a bit of political thriller writing.
Thomas Watson was Alexander Graham Bell's assistant.
Gavrilo Princip assassinated Franz Ferdinand.
Catherine Howard was one of the wives of Henry VIII who was executed.
The Greek counterpart of the Roman god Mars was Ares. Lilongwe is the capital of Malawi.
That curious calculating method in cricket is the Duckworth-Lewis Method.
"Noblesse oblige" is the French expression.
And the shore, wood and sky are all larks.
You have now a total, Hughie Jones, of 15 points.
And now Jeremy Platt again, please.
You begin with 11 points with your knowledge of Mahler. Let's see how you do with your general knowledge.
Spider, squirrel, proboscis and rhesus are species of which animal?
-Which children's story was entitled Le Petit Chaperon Rouge
in Charles Perrault's Tales Of Mother Goose?
-Little Red Riding Hood.
Who held the post of Mayor of London from its creation in 2000 until 2008?
-The linden is an alternative name for which tree?
-Which Bruce Springsteen song begins with the line,
"In the day we sweat it out on the streets of a runaway American dream"?
-In 1933, the astronomer Fritz Zwicky proposed the existence of what material,
thought to be perhaps five times as common as all the observable material in the universe?
-The artist Jan Van Eyck was credited by the art historian Vasari
with inventing what painting medium which is now known to be far older?
Which former royal residence was destroyed by fire in 1698
with only Inigo Jones' Banqueting House surviving?
What is the surname of Jane Austen's eponymous heroine Emma?
-The name of which type of ceramic comes from the Italian for "cowrie shell"
and was used by Marco Polo to describe the pottery that he saw in China?
-Porcelain. Which state was represented in the US Senate by John F Kennedy and Edward Kennedy?
-What is the nationality of golfer Martin Kaymer
who in February 2011 was top of the game's world rankings?
-Which British trade union was formed in 1922 from the amalgamation of a number of unions
and was at one time one of the largest in the world?
-Which Shakespearean character has been played on film by Sir Laurence Olivier in 1948
and Mel Gibson in 1990?
Which food writer's memoir of his childhood, Toast, was made into a television drama in 2010?
-Which city's inhabitants and the supporters of its football club are known as Mackems?
What particular type of explosive device was the Mills bomb, adopted by the British army in 1915?
-Which Japanese-born author won the 1989 Booker Prize for his novel The Remains Of The Day?
-In the New Testament...
-..John the Baptist ate which insects in the wilderness of Judea?
-Correct. You had five passes.
It was Ishiguro who wrote The Remains Of The Day.
The Mills bomb is a form of hand grenade.
Nigel Slater wrote his memoir Toast.
Jane Austen's heroine Emma was Emma Woodhouse.
And that Bruce Springsteen song, Born To Run.
You have a total, Jeremy Platt, of 19 points.
And now Guy Tozer again, please.
And you start out this round with 13 points with your knowledge of the French Revolution.
Let's see how you do with your general knowledge.
In English folklore, who was Robin Hood's chaplain and steward?
-Which country co-hosted the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup with India and Sri Lanka?
-Bangladesh. Which British double agent, who defected to the Soviet Union in 1963,
was believed to be the "Third Man" in the Burgess and Maclean case?
-Philby. Who was the first of the three kings from the House of Lancaster?
-Which town in Cornwall is the centre of the china clay industry?
-In 1617, which Scottish mathematician invented a set of numbered rods or "bones"
that provided an aid for multiplication and division sums?
-Who headed the inquiry into the Iraq War that was launched in July 2009?
-Chilcot. Which mild cheese, one of England's oldest,
comes in three colours - red, white and blue?
-Cheshire. Which film, based on a novel about a Vermeer painting, stars Scarlett Johansson?
-Girl With A Pearl Earring.
-In rugby, what is the last instruction given by a referee in forming a scrum?
-Which Hebrew patriarch married his cousin Rachel
after being forced by his father-in-law to marry her older sister Leah?
-Jacob. Whose first novel Fatherland is set in a world
in which Nazi Germany won the Second World War?
-Oh, um... Pass.
-Which wind instrument is said to have been invented by Johann Denner in about 1700?
Its modern Boehm version was patented in 1844.
-In the original Star Trek TV series, the character of Mr Spock was played by which actor?
-What is the Latin name of the sign of the Zodiac represented by a water carrier?
-In which hit song for The Kinks does Terry meet Julie every Friday night?
-Which American architect's works include Fallingwater,
a house built in 1936 over a small waterfall in the Allegheny Mountains near Pittsburgh?
-Frank Lloyd Wright.
-What were known as Tom, Dick and Harry in the escape from Stalag Luft III prison camp?
-Which toiletry is made from a powdered form of a soft mineral
composed of hydrated magnesium silicate?
-Which Swiss city is on the River Rhine where the French, German and Swiss borders meet?
-Basel. Name the marauders who raided the border between Scotland and England up to the 17th century.
-The title of Agatha Christie's novel The Moving Finger came
from Edward Fitzgerald's 19th century translation of which work?
I haven't started, so I can't continue.
The last one was the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.
And your other passes - those marauders were the Reivers.
The hit song for The Kinks was Waterloo Sunset. Robert Harris wrote Fatherland, which you knew.
And you'll kick yourself for this one - Robin Hood's chaplain was Friar Tuck.
Five passes, but, Guy Tozer, you have 24 points.
And finally, Sarah Waller, please.
You start out with 14 points and the score to beat if you're to go through to the semi-finals is 24.
Let's see if you can do it with your general knowledge.
What is the name of a sweet pancake served in a flaming orange sauce?
-In which group of animals are the young born prematurely,
completing their development attached to teats covered by a pouch on their mother's belly?
-Which TV presenter and Professor of Particle Physics was a member of pop group D:Ream?
-What term is used for the police tactic of confining demonstrators for a long time,
as used in the 2010 tuition fees protests?
-Which Celtic chieftain, famously taken to Rome in 51 AD,
was known to the Romans as Caractacus?
-At which stadium do the England rugby union team play their home internationals?
-Who composed the operetta Die Fledermaus or The Bat, although he is better known for his waltzes?
-Which landlocked West African country has a name
that approximately translates as Land Of Incorruptible People or Land Of Worthy Men?
-Which English dish, consisting of leftover cabbage and potatoes,
is believed to have acquired its name from the noise it makes in the pan when fried?
-Bubble and squeak.
-Who was made Shadow Home Secretary last January,
the first woman in that role to shadow another woman?
-Poets' Corner is in the South Transept of which London church?
-Which micro-organisms, responsible for the spread of many diseases,
occur in three shapes - spherical, rod-like and spiral?
-Bacteria. With whom did Sir Isaac Newton have a bitter dispute
as to which of them took credit for the invention of calculus?
-Which Mediterranean island gives its name to close-fitting trousers finishing above the ankle?
-In 2011, which singer topped the UK album charts with Loud
and the singles charts with What's My Name?
-Rihanna. Who, when asked about his proposed act of treason,
-supposedly replied, "A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy"?
Which play by Oscar Wilde was written in French and illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley?
-Which animation studio, taken over by Disney in 2006, made Toy Story and its sequels?
-What term for an equestrian event comes from the Hindi or Urdu for "ball-house" or "racket court"?
-Which television hospital drama series was created by the novelist Michael Crichton?
-The actress Ellen Andree and the engraver Marcellin Desboutin
were the models for which painting by Degas in which they are featured sitting in a bar?
-Ian McMillan, the stand-up poet...
-..and Yorkshire football supporter, is known by what nickname?
I can tell you - the Bard of Barnsley.
And your other passes - L'Absinthe or The Absinthe Drinker is that Degas painting.
Guy Fawkes said, "A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy."
And Leibniz was Sir Isaac Newton's enemy.
Yvette Cooper was made Shadow Home Secretary in January 2011.
Burkina Faso is that landlocked West African country.
Johann Strauss the Younger composed Die Fledermaus.
And Caractacus otherwise known as Caradoc.
You have, Sarah Waller, 26 points.
She did it. Let's have a look at all the scores.
In fourth place, Hughie Jones.
Third place, Jeremy Platt.
Second place, Guy Tozer.
In first place, Sarah Waller.
So Sarah Waller is tonight's winner and goes through to the semi-finals. Congratulations to her.
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