Episode 27 Mastermind


Episode 27

The semi-finals continue as John Humphrys tests five contenders. Subjects include Radiohead, Alison Uttley, Field Marshal Montgomery, Powell and Pressburger and Herbert Howells.


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The first contender to brave the black chair tonight is Michael Ward,

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a civil servant from Manchester.

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His specialist subject, the band Radiohead.

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Next, Pamela Culley, a charity worker from Preston.

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She's answering questions on the writer Alison Uttley.

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Andrew Craig is a copy editor from Wiltshire.

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His subject, Field Marshal Montgomery.

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Next, Ross May, a supervisor from Weston-super-Mare,

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on the films of Powell and Pressburger.

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And Steven Marc Rhodes, a barrister from London.

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His subject, the composer Herbert Howells.

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APPLAUSE

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Hello and welcome to the Mastermind semifinal,

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one of the six before the Grand Final.

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And whoever wins tonight will be there,

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with a very strong chance of becoming the nation's Mastermind.

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The rules change slightly because we have five instead of four contenders.

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Just 90 seconds for their specialist subject,

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and two minutes of general knowledge questions.

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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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Radiohead. In 90 seconds, here we go.

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What is the name of the band's eighth studio album, released

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in 2011? It has eight tracks, it's only 37 minutes long.

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The King Of Limbs.

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What's the title of the free newspaper Radiohead produced

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to promote The King Of Limbs?

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It was given away at more than 60 locations around the world.

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Universal Sigh.

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In which country was the band's debut single Creep a massive hit

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after it was played there repeatedly by the respected broadcaster Yoav Kutner?

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-Israel.

-Paranoid Android is the band's most successful UK single.

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What three words complete the lines,

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"Ambition makes you look pretty ugly. Kicking, screaming..."?

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Gucci little piggy.

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What was the original title of the song Planet Telex?

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The band were not allowed to use it because it contained a brand name.

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Oh... Planet Xerox.

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What novel approach did the band take to the pricing of their

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seventh album In Rainbows when it was first released as

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a digital download in 2007?

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Pay what you want.

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The band were originally called On A Friday and changed their name

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to Radiohead after a track on a 1986 Talking Heads album. Which album?

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-77.

-No, True Stories.

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The song Exit Music (For A Film) was commissioned for a 1996 film

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version of Romeo And Juliet. Who was the director?

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Baz Luhrmann.

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What's the name of the EP that was Radiohead's first release on

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the Parlophone EMI label?

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Drill.

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Life In A Glasshouse from the album Amnesiac features

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a jazz band led by which British musician?

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Humphrey Lyttelton.

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What is the name of the first single released from the album

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A Moon Shaped Pool?

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It was accompanied by a controversial stop motion

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animated music video.

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-Burn The Witch.

-And we are out of time. BEEP

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No passes, Michael. You have ten 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 chosen subject?

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Alison Uttley, the writer, in 90 seconds.

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In The Country Child by the writer and children's author

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Alison Uttley, what dialect name is given to the band of mummers who visit

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the Garland family on Christmas Eve singing and asking each other riddles?

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Geezers.

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Which book, published in 1941, is a sequel to The Country Child

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and continues the story of Susan Garland?

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-The Farm On The Hill.

-In A Traveller In Time,

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when Penelope tells Francis Babbington that Mary Queen of Scots was

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executed in 1587, he asks if she's a soothsayer who can see the future.

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What year does he say they're in?

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-1582.

-In a diary entry of 1943,

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Uttley writes about a woman she saw ogling a fishmonger.

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She describes her false teeth, her red lips,

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her head on one side as she gazed up close to him. Who was the woman?

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Enid Blyton.

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What breed of dog was Macduff the title character of

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a 1950 book by Uttley?

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-Scottie.

-Yeah, Scottish terrier.

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What was Uttley's last series of children's books,

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the first of which appeared in 1954?

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-The Little Brown Mouse.

-The Little Red Fox books.

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Who drew the first published illustrations for

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the Little Grey Rabbit books? Uttley had an uneasy relationship with her?

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Margaret Tempest.

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The television programme Jackanory featured readings of many of

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Uttley's stories during the '60s.

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Whose telling of the Sam Pig stories does she particularly praise in her diary?

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-Dandy Nicholls.

-In 1903, Uttley won a scholarship to Owens College,

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which later became part of Manchester University. In what subject did she graduate?

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Physics honours.

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In the Country Hoard, whose arrival at haymaking time is heralded

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by the trumpets of Fox Club and the horns of honeysuckle?

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-The Irishmen.

-Uttley's husband, James, committed suicide in 1930.

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According to her diaries, what was her pet name for him?

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BEEP

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-Take a guess, you're out of time.

-Bimbo.

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It was "Little Bimbo", yes, we'll accept "Bimbo".

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No passes, Pamela, you have ten 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 chosen subject?

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Montgomery, in 90 seconds.

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Which regiment did Bernard Montgomery join after leaving Sandhurst in 1908?

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Royal Warwickshire.

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In which French village was Montgomery so seriously wounded in

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October 1914 that a grave was dug for him?

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Meteren.

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Who was made commander of the Eighth Army in north Africa in

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August 1942 but was killed almost immediately,

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which led to Montgomery's appointment as his replacement?

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"Strafer" Gott.

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On which destroyer was Montgomery evacuated from Dunkirk

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on 1 June 1940?

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-Antelope.

-Codrington. As commander of the South-Eastern Army,

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Montgomery shared responsibility for the plans for the ultimately

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disastrous raid on 19 August 1942 against which French port?

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-Dieppe.

-What was the codename of the operation at El Alamein that involved the

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2nd New Zealand Division early on 2 November 1942?

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The operation resulted in a significant breakthrough of Rommel's defensive line.

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Supercharge.

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After the failure of Operation Market Garden, Montgomery

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made it his priority to clear the approaches to which Belgian port?

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-Antwerp.

-What's the name of the Tunisian city that was captured by

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Montgomery's troops on 10 April 1943?

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-Enfidaville.

-No, Sfax.

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Which army officer became Montgomery's chief of staff in

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North Africa in 1942, continued in that post until the end of the war?

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De Guingand.

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Which American field army, led by General William Simpson,

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operated under Montgomery's 21st Army Group in the Rhine area

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during operations Veritable and Grenade in 1945?

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-Ninth Army.

-Who was the admiral and commander-in-chief

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of the German Navy who signed the Instrument of Surrender to

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Montgomery on 4 May 1945.

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-Von Friedeburg.

-In which city, now in Pakistan,

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was Montgomery teaching at an Army staff college in... BEEP

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..May 1935, when it was hit by an earthquake that killed many thousands of people?

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Quetta.

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That is correct. No passes. Andrew,

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you have also scored ten 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 chosen subject?

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Powell and Pressburger, in 90 seconds.

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Which film, released in 1939 and set during the First World War,

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was the first film directed by Michael Powell with

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a script by Emeric Pressburger?

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-The Spy In Black.

-In 49th Parallel, which German religious

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community in Canada unwittingly supplies food

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and shelter to the Nazis' submariners?

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Hutterites.

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What specifically is the Black Narcissus in the film of that name

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which Dilip Rai uses and claims came from the Army and Navy stores in London?

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Perfume.

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The film A Matter Of Life And Death was released in America under

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what alternative name?

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Stairway To Heaven.

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In The Battle Of The River Plate, Bernard Lee plays the real-life

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Captain Patrick Dove.

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He was the captain of which British merchant ship sunk by the "Graf Spee"?

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Africa Shell.

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Which dancer and actor appeared as De Jong in One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing,

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and later choreographed the ballet for The Red Shoes?

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Robert Helpmann.

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In The Red Shoes, Boris Lermontov first sees Victoria Page dancing

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solo for the Ballet Rambert during a performance of which ballet?

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Swan Lake.

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Which future Academy Award-winning director was the film editor

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on 49th Parallel and One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing?

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David Lean.

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What was the prewar occupation of Sergeant Peter Gibbs in A Canterbury Tale?

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-Organist.

-Yes, cinema organist.

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Who played the three roles of Edith, Barbara and Angela in

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The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp,

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and later starred as Sister Clodagh in Black Narcissus?

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Deborah Kerr.

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Which 1957 war film stars Dirk Bogarde as Major Leigh Fermor?

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Ill Met By Moonlight.

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Powell and Pressburger's final film collaboration was

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the 1972 release, The Boy Who Turned Yellow.

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Which cinema organisation was it made for?

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Children's Film Foundation.

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Powell and Pressburger's 1955 film Oh... Rosalinda!!... BEEP

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..is an updated version of which Johann Strauss operetta?

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Die Fledermaus.

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Is correct. I'm afraid you didn't get ten points.

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Instead, you got them all right, no passes, and you got 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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Occupation?

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And your chosen subject?

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Herbert Howells in 90 seconds.

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In 1917, in which cathedral did Herbert Howells obtain

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the post of assistant organist,

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his first professional appointment?

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-Salisbury.

-What is the name of the tune

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that Howells wrote for Robert Bridges' hymn

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All My Hope On God Is Founded?

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-Michael.

-What's the title of the carol anthem

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that Howells said he wrote after he'd watched some trucks

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being shunted on the Midland Railway's

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Bristol to Gloucester line?

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-A Spotless Rose.

-Which Tudor author

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wrote the poem Merry Margaret that was set by Howells

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in the song cycle In Green Ways?

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-Skelton.

-What was the name of the clergyman friend of Howells

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who married him and Dorothy Dawe

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at Twigworth in August 1920?

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-Canon Cheeseman.

-What is the opening line

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of the motet that Howells wrote

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to commemorate the death of John F Kennedy?

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Take Him, Earth, For Cherishing.

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Which honour did Howells receive in 1953

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at the same time that his friend Walter de la Mare

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was awarded the Order of Merit?

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-CBE.

-What biblical text did Howells juxtapose

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with the Sanctus in Hymnus Paradisi?

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Psalm 121.

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Ten composers were asked to write a choral piece

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for a collection entitled A Garland For The Queen

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to celebrate the coronation of Elizabeth II.

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What was the title of Howells' contribution?

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-Inheritance.

-For which pianist

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did Howells compose a sonatina in 1971?

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-MacNamara.

-What was the occupation

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of the composer's daughter Ursula

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who founded the Herbert Howells Society in 1987?

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-Actress.

-Whom did Howells succeed as director of music

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at St Paul's Girls' School in Hammersmith

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after Vaughan Williams' brief period as caretaker?

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-Holst.

-Which of Howells' teachers

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at the Royal College of Music

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insisted that he submit his piano quartet...

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BEEP ..to the Carnegie Trust for an award?

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Stanford.

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No passes - 13 points.

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Well, what a round that was! Let's have a look at all the scores.

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In joint third place, ten points apiece,

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Michael Ward, Pamela Culley and Andrew Craig.

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Joint first place, 13 points apiece,

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Ross May and Steven Marc Rhodes.

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The General Knowledge round now and if there's 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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The person with the fewer passes is the winner

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and if they are tied on passes as well, there will be a tie-break.

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

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And you had what seemed a moment or two ago

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to be a very good score of ten points, but you've now

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got the General Knowledge round to recover and overtake. Here we go.

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Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin

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are the four houses of which fictional school?

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-Hogwarts.

-The name of which animal

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means "little armoured one" in Spanish?

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-Armadillo.

-What film role, previously played by Peter Cushing

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and Kenneth Branagh among others,

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does James McAvoy play in a 2015 film?

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-Hamlet?

-Frankenstein.

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What's the name of the subterranean cemeteries

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excavated beneath Rome that were composed

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of galleries or passages with side recesses for tombs?

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-Catacombs?

-Which song by the Canadian rapper Drake

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featuring Wizkid and Kyla

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first topped the UK singles charts in April 2016?

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-Hotline Bling.

-One Dance.

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Which decoration is awarded

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in the name of the American president

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to members of the armed forces wounded or killed

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in the service of their country?

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The... Pass.

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Which French painter and sculptor

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is buried on the island of Hiva Oa in the Marquesas Islands,

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where he lived from 1901 until his death in 1903?

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-Delacroix.

-No, Paul Gauguin.

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In most computer operating systems,

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which unit of information storage

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consists of eight bits?

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-Byte.

-By what name was Thailand known until 1939?

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-Siam.

-An annual regatta or boat race

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has been held on the Thames River

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at New London, Connecticut since 1878 between Harvard

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and which other Ivy League university?

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-Yale.

-What Italian term is used to describe pasta

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that's cooked so that it remains firm to the bite?

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-Al dente.

-Which poem by Kipling opens with the lines

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"By the old Moulmein Pagoda, Lookin' eastward to the sea,

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"There's a Burma girl a-settin',

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"And I know she thinks of me"?

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-If.

-Mandalay.

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Which ship that carried Captain Scott

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on his first Antarctic expedition

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is moored in Dundee, where it's a big tourist attraction?

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Pass.

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What name is given to the star-shaped symbol

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used in printing or writing to indicate a cross reference

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to a footnote or an omission?

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-Asterisk.

-In which 2016 television series

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does the ambitious American attorney Chuck Rhodes

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try to bring down the hedge fund king

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Bobby "Axe" Axelrod, played by Damian Lewis?

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-Homeland?

-Billions.

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Which American pop rock band...

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BEEP ..had one of the best-selling singles of 2015 with Sugar?

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It reached number seven in the UK charts.

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-Pass.

-Well, I can tell you cos we're out of time.

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It was Maroon 5.

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And your other passes - that ship that carried Scott

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on his first Antarctic expedition - the Discovery.

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And the decoration that you get if you're wounded in battle -

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Purple Heart.

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You have a total now, Michael, of 18 points.

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And now Pamela again, please.

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And you're another one of the ten pointers, as it were.

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Let's see how you do with your general knowledge. Here we go.

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What name is given to the annual series of concerts,

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now held at the Royal Albert Hall,

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that have been organised by the BBC since 1927?

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-Proms.

-In Arthurian legend,

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what was the name of the artefact that was sought

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by the Knights of the Round Table

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and kept by the wounded Fisher King?

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The Holy Grail.

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For which American state was Barack Obama a senator

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before his election as president

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in November 2008?

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-Pass.

-Which Saturday afternoon television sports programme

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that ran from 1958 to 2007

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was presented by Peter Dimmock, David Coleman,

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Frank Bough, Desmond Lynam and Steve Ryder?

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Grandstand.

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What Greek hors d'oeuvre consists of smoked fish roe

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made into a paste with olive oil, lemon and breadcrumbs?

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-Taramasalata.

-Whose 2006 top ten album The Captain & The Kid

0:16:350:16:39

is a sequel to his 1975 album

0:16:390:16:41

Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy?

0:16:410:16:44

Pass.

0:16:440:16:45

Who won Best Actor Oscars

0:16:450:16:47

for both Mystic River in 2004 and Milk in 2009?

0:16:470:16:50

Pass.

0:16:520:16:53

The banker and zoologist Lord Rothschild

0:16:530:16:56

first described a large African animal

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on a visit to East Africa in the early 1900s

0:16:570:16:59

and gave his name to a subspecies of it.

0:16:590:17:01

Which animal?

0:17:010:17:03

-Rhinoceros?

-A giraffe.

0:17:030:17:04

Which controversial administrator

0:17:040:17:05

succeeded Joao Havelange as the eighth president

0:17:050:17:08

of football's governing body Fifa in 1998?

0:17:080:17:11

-Pass.

-What term for a ploughman

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or the heavy boot he wears

0:17:130:17:15

has become a byword for a clumsy, awkward person?

0:17:150:17:17

-Oaf.

-No, clodhopper.

0:17:170:17:19

Which Venetian painter, who was born in about 1488,

0:17:190:17:22

gives his name to a shade of bright auburn hair?

0:17:220:17:25

-Tintoretto?

-Titian.

0:17:260:17:28

Which Chicago gangster retired to his Florida mansion

0:17:280:17:30

after he was released from prison in 1939

0:17:300:17:32

and died there in January '47?

0:17:320:17:34

Al Capone.

0:17:340:17:36

What colour dot on a squash ball

0:17:360:17:38

indicates the fastest ball with the highest bounce?

0:17:380:17:40

-Blue.

-The 2014 novel The Kill List

0:17:410:17:44

is about a former American Marine

0:17:440:17:46

who sets out to track down a radical Islamic cleric

0:17:460:17:49

whose sermons inspire his followers

0:17:490:17:51

to kill Western targets. Who's the author?

0:17:510:17:52

-Pass.

-The ancient Celtic festival of Beltane

0:17:520:17:55

that's celebrated at the beginning of summer

0:17:550:17:58

took place in Ireland and Scotland... BEEP

0:17:580:18:00

..on the first day of which month?

0:18:000:18:01

-November.

-It might have been, mightn't it? It's May.

0:18:040:18:07

You had five passes in all.

0:18:070:18:10

Freddie Forsyth wrote The Kill List.

0:18:100:18:12

Sepp Blatter succeeded Joao Havelange -

0:18:120:18:15

we know where that led.

0:18:150:18:16

Sean Penn won Best Actor for Mystic River and Milk.

0:18:160:18:19

Elton John was the Captain Fantastic man

0:18:190:18:22

and Illinois was where Barack Obama was a senator.

0:18:220:18:26

You have scored, Pamela, a total of 16 points.

0:18:260:18:29

And now Andrew again, please.

0:18:380:18:40

And you also start with ten points, Andrew.

0:18:410:18:44

Let's see how you do with your general knowledge.

0:18:440:18:46

Two minutes, starting now.

0:18:460:18:49

In tennis, what name is given to a winning serve

0:18:490:18:51

that an opponent fails to touch?

0:18:510:18:52

-Ace.

-Which appeal, originally broadcast on radio

0:18:520:18:55

on Christmas Day 1927,

0:18:550:18:57

has taken over BBC One's evening schedule on the second

0:18:570:18:59

or third Friday in November since 1980?

0:18:590:19:02

-Red Nose Day.

-Children In Need.

0:19:020:19:03

In medicine, what name is given to a solution

0:19:030:19:05

of a medicinal substance in an alcoholic solvent?

0:19:050:19:08

Tincture.

0:19:080:19:09

Which river rises about 18 miles north-west of Dijon

0:19:090:19:12

and flows in a north-westerly direction

0:19:120:19:14

for about 480 miles

0:19:140:19:15

before emptying into the English Channel at Le Havre?

0:19:150:19:18

-The Seine.

-Which New Jersey-born hip-hop artist

0:19:180:19:21

provides the voice of Ellie the mammoth

0:19:210:19:23

in the 2006 film Ice Age 2: The Meltdown?

0:19:230:19:27

-Snoop Dogg.

-No, Queen Latifah.

0:19:270:19:29

In 2016, Riyad Mahrez became the first African player

0:19:290:19:32

to be named the Professional Footballers' Association

0:19:320:19:35

Player of the Year. What's his nationality?

0:19:350:19:37

-French.

-Algerian.

0:19:370:19:39

Which bird, that takes its name

0:19:390:19:40

from its orange-red flanks,

0:19:400:19:41

is the smallest true thrush found in Britain,

0:19:410:19:44

where it is a winter visitor?

0:19:440:19:46

-Redstart.

-Redwing.

0:19:460:19:47

What abbreviation of "I will comply"

0:19:470:19:50

was commonly used in signalling

0:19:500:19:51

and radio communications?

0:19:510:19:53

-Wilco.

-Who resigned as Deputy Prime Minister in 2007

0:19:530:19:56

on the same day that Tony Blair

0:19:560:19:58

announced his resignation as Prime Minister?

0:19:580:20:00

-John Prescott.

-In which Dutch city

0:20:000:20:02

was the painter Jan Vermeer born in 1632?

0:20:020:20:05

He went on to spend his entire artistic career there.

0:20:050:20:07

-Delft.

-Which Irish poet's works

0:20:070:20:09

include The Lake Isle of Innisfree

0:20:090:20:11

and Easter, 1916?

0:20:110:20:13

-Yeats.

-Which two-piece rock group,

0:20:130:20:15

comprising the bassist and singer Mike Kerr

0:20:150:20:17

and the drummer Ben Thatcher, had a number one hit

0:20:170:20:20

with their self-titled debut album in 2014

0:20:200:20:22

and were named Best British Group

0:20:220:20:24

at the 2015 Brit Awards?

0:20:240:20:25

-The Kills.

-Royal Blood.

0:20:250:20:27

In Norse mythology, what's the name

0:20:270:20:28

of the hall of slain heroes,

0:20:280:20:29

often said to be ruled over by Odin, the king of the gods?

0:20:290:20:32

-Valhalla.

-What name is often given to the chorus

0:20:320:20:34

that ends the first part of Act II

0:20:340:20:36

of Puccini's Madam Butterfly

0:20:360:20:37

as Butterfly, Suzuki and the baby

0:20:370:20:39

await Pinkerton's arrival?

0:20:390:20:41

The... Pass.

0:20:410:20:43

Ming the Merciless was the enemy

0:20:430:20:44

of which boys' comic hero?

0:20:440:20:46

-Flash Gordon.

-By what name is the 18th century French writer

0:20:460:20:48

and satirist Francois-Marie Arouet better known?

0:20:480:20:51

-BEEP

-Voltaire.

-You have one pass.

0:20:510:20:54

That chorus that ends the first part of Act II of Madam Butterfly -

0:20:540:20:57

the Humming Chorus.

0:20:570:20:59

You have, however, Andrew, now a total of 20 points.

0:20:590:21:03

And now, Ross again, please.

0:21:110:21:14

And you start with 13 points, of course,

0:21:160:21:19

and the score to beat has risen to 20, as you have just heard.

0:21:190:21:23

So, let's see if you can pass that in two minutes, starting now.

0:21:230:21:27

In which ancient people's calendar were certain days of the month

0:21:270:21:30

called ides, nones and calends?

0:21:300:21:32

-Roman.

-The condor and the lammergeier

0:21:320:21:35

are species of which carrion-eating bird?

0:21:350:21:37

-Condor.

-Vulture.

0:21:380:21:39

What name is given to the charge sometimes made

0:21:390:21:42

for allowing customers

0:21:420:21:43

to bring their own wine into a restaurant?

0:21:430:21:45

-Bring a bottle?

-Corkage.

0:21:450:21:46

Lady Ottoline Morrell's affair with Lionel Gomme,

0:21:460:21:49

a young stonemason who worked at her Oxfordshire home,

0:21:490:21:52

is thought by some to be the inspiration

0:21:520:21:54

for which controversial novel, first published in 1928?

0:21:540:21:56

Lady Chatterley's Lover.

0:21:560:21:58

Which British film director won his second Palme D'Or award

0:21:580:22:01

when his film I, Daniel Blake

0:22:010:22:03

was named as the best feature film

0:22:030:22:05

at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival?

0:22:050:22:07

He previously won in 2006 for The Wind That Shakes The Barley.

0:22:070:22:10

-Ken Loach.

-What term for a sworn statement made in writing

0:22:100:22:13

as evidence in court comes from the medieval Latin

0:22:130:22:15

for "he has made an oath"?

0:22:150:22:17

Affidavit.

0:22:170:22:18

In Alice's Adventures In Wonderland,

0:22:180:22:20

what animals are used as the balls in the game of croquet?

0:22:200:22:23

Flamingos are used as mallets.

0:22:230:22:25

-Rabbits.

-Hedgehogs.

0:22:250:22:26

Which former member of the pop group Mis-Teeq

0:22:260:22:28

won Strictly Come Dancing in 2007

0:22:280:22:30

and became a judge on Britain's Got Talent in 2012?

0:22:300:22:33

Pass.

0:22:330:22:34

Which American founder member of the Pop Art movement,

0:22:340:22:36

who died in 1997,

0:22:360:22:38

is famous for presenting comic strip figures

0:22:380:22:40

in large scale in a fine art format?

0:22:400:22:42

Roy Lichtenstein.

0:22:430:22:44

In which EU country did the nationalist and conservative

0:22:440:22:47

Law and Justice Party come to power in October 2015

0:22:470:22:50

after winning a majority of seats

0:22:500:22:52

in a parliamentary election?

0:22:520:22:53

-Holland?

-No, Poland.

0:22:530:22:55

What is the only gaseous element

0:22:550:22:56

whose name ends in "ium",

0:22:560:22:58

a suffix normally applied to metallic elements?

0:22:580:23:00

-Helium.

-Which of Robin Hood's legendary companions

0:23:000:23:03

was a miller's son?

0:23:030:23:05

-Mutch.

-Johnny Borrell is the singer

0:23:050:23:07

with a chart-topping rock band

0:23:070:23:08

that formed in London in 2002. Which band?

0:23:080:23:11

-Pass.

-What do the letters IQ stand for

0:23:110:23:14

when used as a measure of human brainpower?

0:23:140:23:16

Intelligence quotient.

0:23:160:23:18

In which country was milk chocolate first manufactured

0:23:180:23:21

in 1875 by the firm of Daniel Peter?

0:23:210:23:23

Switzerland.

0:23:230:23:25

On which British island of the South Atlantic

0:23:250:23:27

is Wideawake Airfield that was built and used...

0:23:270:23:29

BEEP ..by the Americans in the Second World War

0:23:290:23:31

and gained strategic importance

0:23:310:23:32

for the RAF during the Falklands conflict?

0:23:320:23:34

Pass.

0:23:340:23:36

Well, I can tell you because you are out of time -

0:23:360:23:38

Ascension Island is the answer.

0:23:380:23:40

And your other two passes - Alesha Dixon won Strictly Come Dancing

0:23:400:23:46

and Johnny Borrell is the singer with Razorlight.

0:23:460:23:48

You now have a total, Ross, of 22 points.

0:23:480:23:51

And finally, Steven again, please.

0:24:010:24:04

And you're also starting with 13,

0:24:040:24:08

but the score to beat has been creeping up and it stands now at 22.

0:24:080:24:13

So, here we go with two minutes of General Knowledge.

0:24:130:24:16

According to the song from the film Mary Poppins,

0:24:160:24:18

how much sugar helps the medicine go down?

0:24:180:24:20

-A spoonful.

-What French term is used

0:24:200:24:22

to describe a dish that's been sprinkled with alcohol

0:24:220:24:24

and set alight before serving?

0:24:240:24:26

The flavour is enhanced

0:24:260:24:27

and the alcoholic content is burned off.

0:24:270:24:29

-Flambe.

-What's the name

0:24:290:24:30

of the jazz cornet player and trumpeter

0:24:300:24:32

whose first studio bands were the Hot Five and the Hot Seven?

0:24:320:24:35

-Chet Baker?

-No, Armstrong.

0:24:350:24:37

What disability is addressed in John Milton's sonnet

0:24:370:24:39

that begins "When I consider how my light is spent"?

0:24:390:24:42

-Blindness.

-Rockefeller Center, Chrysler Building

0:24:420:24:44

and the Empire State Building in New York City

0:24:440:24:46

are examples of an art movement

0:24:460:24:48

that originated in the 1920s

0:24:480:24:49

and developed into a major style during the '30s.

0:24:490:24:52

Which art movement?

0:24:520:24:53

-Art Deco.

-Who returned to his role

0:24:530:24:54

as the scientist David Levinson

0:24:540:24:56

in the 2016 film sequel Independence Day: Resurgence?

0:24:560:25:00

INDISTINCT RESPONSE Jeff Goldblum.

0:25:000:25:02

A scale for the hardness of rocks

0:25:020:25:04

based on what minerals in a standard set can scratch them?

0:25:040:25:08

It's named after the German scientist

0:25:080:25:09

who devised it in 1812. What's it called?

0:25:090:25:11

-Liebig?

-No, Mohs.

0:25:110:25:13

The circuit for which series of motorcycle races

0:25:130:25:15

is 37.73 miles in length?

0:25:150:25:18

Isle of Man TT.

0:25:180:25:20

What's the name of the grassroots political movement

0:25:200:25:22

formed by Jon Lansman and others

0:25:220:25:23

in the wake of Jeremy Corbyn's victory

0:25:230:25:25

in the 2015 Labour leadership contest?

0:25:250:25:27

-Progress?

-Momentum.

0:25:270:25:30

What four-letter combining form

0:25:300:25:31

at the beginning of a word comes from the Greek for "many"?

0:25:310:25:35

-Poly.

-Mount Elbert in Colorado is the highest peak

0:25:350:25:38

in a range of mountains that extends down

0:25:380:25:40

the western side of the North American continent. Which range?

0:25:400:25:42

-Rockies.

-The name of which dark wood used for furniture

0:25:420:25:46

comes from its sweet scent when it's freshly cut?

0:25:460:25:48

-Sandalwood.

-Rosewood.

0:25:480:25:49

Which Scottish city provided the setting for the long-running

0:25:490:25:52

television series Taggart, which ended in 2011 after 28 years?

0:25:520:25:55

-Glasgow.

-Sir Francis Drake's raid

0:25:550:25:58

on the harbour at Cadiz in 1587,

0:25:580:26:00

during which he destroyed numerous ships

0:26:000:26:02

destined for the Armada, has been popularly described

0:26:020:26:04

as "singeing the King of Spain's..."?

0:26:040:26:06

-Beard.

-In which city do the Elvet, Framwellgate

0:26:060:26:09

and Prebends bridges span the River Wear?

0:26:090:26:12

-Durham.

-Which singer, who's known as the People's Tenor,

0:26:120:26:15

sang at the Nou Camp Stadium in Barcelona...

0:26:150:26:17

BEEP ..before Manchester United's 1999 Champions League Final

0:26:170:26:21

against Bayern Munich?

0:26:210:26:22

-Alfie Boe?

-It was Russell Watson.

-Oh!

0:26:220:26:26

And you have a total of 23 points.

0:26:260:26:30

Well, what a close contest that turned out to be!

0:26:390:26:41

Let's have a look at all the scores.

0:26:410:26:43

Fifth place, 16 points - Pamela Culley.

0:26:430:26:46

Fourth place, 18 points - Michael Ward.

0:26:460:26:48

Third place, 20 points - Andrew Craig.

0:26:480:26:51

Second place, 22 points - Ross May.

0:26:510:26:54

First place, 23 points - Steven Marc Rhodes.

0:26:540:26:57

Which means, of course, that Steven is tonight's winner

0:27:090:27:13

and he goes through to the Grand Final.

0:27:130:27:15

Congratulations to him and if you would like to be a contender

0:27:150:27:18

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0:27:220:27:26

And do join us again next time for more Masterminds.

0:27:260:27:29

Thanks for watching. Goodbye.

0:27:290:27:31

The semi-finals continue as John Humphrys puts five more contenders in the spotlight. Subjects include Radiohead, Alison Uttley, Field Marshal Montgomery, the films of Powell & Pressburger and Herbert Howells.