Episode 28 Mastermind


Episode 28

Five more semi-finalists try to claim a place in the grand final. The subjects are Alan Bennett, Cream, the novels of Dan Brown, Herbert von Karajan and Queen Mary.


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Our first contender tonight is Colin Daffern,

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a performance information manager from Salford

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and his specialist subject,

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Alan Bennett.

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Next, Tony Richardson, a teacher from Newcastle on the band Cream.

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Gerald Chong is a block manager from London,

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he's answering questions on the novels of Dan Brown.

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Ian Fennell, a software developer from Kidderminster

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on the great conductor Herbert von Karajan.

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And Lynn Edwards, a psychiatric nurse from Bangor.

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Her subject - Queen Mary, the wife of George V.

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APPLAUSE

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Hello and welcome to Mastermind.

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It's a semifinal tonight, of course,

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which means five contenders instead of the usual four

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and slightly less time for them to answer questions.

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They get 90 seconds on their specialist subject

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and two minutes on general knowledge,

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and a place in the grand final awaits the winner

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with the promise of the Mastermind title held out before them.

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So who will claim that place?

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Let's find out 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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In 90 seconds, starting now.

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Which show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1960

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launched Bennett's career as a writer and performer,

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along with Jonathan Miller, Dudley Moore and Peter Cook?

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Beyond The Fringe.

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Yep. In The Lady In The Van, what is the name of the woman

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who lives on Alan Bennett's drive for 15 years?

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Miss Shepherd.

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Yes. Before he won a scholarship to Oxford University,

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Bennett attended a Russian course as an officer cadet on national service

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at a joint services school for linguists.

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In which city?

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Cambridge.

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Yep. Which of his works has a play within a play in which Edward VII is

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described as, "Cosseted and indeed corseted from a very early age"?

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40 Years On.

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Yeah. What is the name of the character in Bennett's play

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Kafka's Dick who also appears in the role of God?

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Kafka's father.

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Herman K.

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In which Talking Heads monologue does Mother say,

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"Graham's quite refined. He often has a dry sherry"?

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A Chip In The Sugar.

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Yes. Bennett refused an honorary doctorate from

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Oxford University because the Chair of Language and Communications

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was funded by and named after which media mogul?

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Rupert Murdoch.

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Yes. The news of a death cheers up Guy Burgess in the opening scene

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of An Englishman Abroad - whose death?

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Uh... Jack Buchanan?

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Nope, Stalin.

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In Getting On, which character says,

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"Sometimes I think St Francis of Assisi was barking up the wrong tree.

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"Of course it's the dog's fault"?

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Pass.

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Which 1960s television sketch show written by and starring Bennett

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introduced a gentrifying couple in Camden Town, the Stringalongs?

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On The Margin.

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Yeah. In Soldiering On, what is the name of the character who says,

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"My big passion now is the telly box..." BEEP

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"..and I'm not a discerning viewer"?

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Muriel.

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Muriel. It was, indeed, Muriel. A great character.

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Uh, your single pass, the character who said,

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"Sometimes I think St Francis of Assisi..." etc, etc,

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was George Oliver.

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One pass, Colin, you have eight 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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Chosen subject?

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Cream, the band Cream in 90 seconds. Here we go.

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The 1960s supergroup Cream consisted of Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker

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and Jack Bruce, what was the title of their first UK single?

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It was released on the Reaction label in October 1966.

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Wrapping Paper.

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Yes. What was the name of the club in Manchester

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where Cream played their first gig on 29 July '66?

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-Twisted Wheel.

-Yep.

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Who became the band's manager and signed them up to his

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Reaction Records label shortly after the band had formed

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with the initial aim of THE Cream?

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Robert Stigwood.

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Yes. Which Cream song was specially commissioned as the theme

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for the 1968 film The Savage Seven?

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Anyone For Tennis.

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Yes. In which street in Mayfair where the so-called Spot Studios

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founded as Ryemuse Studios

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where Cream recorded their second single I Feel Free?

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Pass.

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Who was the poet and lyricist with whom Jack Bruce wrote several Cream songs,

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including I Feel Free and White Room?

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Pete Brown.

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Yeah. What was the name of the Australian-born artist

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who designed the album covers for both Disraeli Gears and Wheels Of Fire?

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Martin Sharp.

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Yes. Which track on Cream's '69 album Goodbye

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did Eric Clapton co-write with George Harrison?

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Badge.

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Yeah. In '93, Cream briefly reunited

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to perform three songs at their inauguration

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into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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At which Los Angeles hotel was that event held?

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Century Plaza.

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Yes. What is the two-word title of the song which begins,

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"A mother was washing her baby one night

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"The youngest of ten and a delicate mite"?

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Mother's Lament.

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Yes. Cream's legendary farewell concert before their original break-up

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was filmed for the BBC at the Royal Albert Hall on 26 November 1968,

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who was the director?

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Tony Palmer.

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Yes. On which label,

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a division of Atlantic Records... BEEP

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..were Cream's recordings released in the United States

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during the band's years together in the '60s?

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Atco.

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Is correct.

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And you had just one pass...

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The street in Mayfair where Cream recorded their second single

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was South Molton Street.

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You have scored, Tony, 11 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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The novels of Dan Brown. Here we go.

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Which of Dan Brown's novels is the first to feature

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Professor Robert Langdon of Harvard University?

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Angels And Demons.

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Yep. In The Da Vinci Code, Jacques Sauniere leaves a clue that reads,

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"O, Draconian devil! Oh, lame saint!"

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It's an anagram that refers to which work of art?

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Um, Mona Lisa.

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Yes. In The Lost Symbol, what is the name of the field of research that

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Katherine Solomon specialises in?

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Noetic sciences.

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Yes. What is the title of the television programme that's presented by

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the oceanographer Michael Tolland in Deception Point?

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Amazing Oceans?

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Amazing Seas.

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Dr Elizabeth Sinskey tests Langdon when they first meet

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by incorrectly saying that the amulet she wears is a caduceus,

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what does she later say it actually depicts?

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Two snakes.

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The rod of Asclepius.

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In Digital Fortress, what is the name of the former

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National Security Agency employee who claims to have created

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an unbreakable algorithm that threatens the Agency's security?

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-UNCERTAIN:

-Ensei Tankado.

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Yes, Ensei Tankado.

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In Deception Point a fake meteorite is discovered buried deep

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under which ice shelf in northern Canada?

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Milne Shelf.

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Yep. In Inferno, Langdon refers to a poem that an artist wrote

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about Dante in which he says,

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"Ne'er walked the earth a greater man than he."

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Who was the artist?

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Botticelli?

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Michelangelo. When Silas kills Jacques Sauniere and the three senechaux,

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they all tell him the same lie about the location of the keystone.

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In which church do they say it is hidden?

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St Sulpice.

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Yes. In The Lost Symbol, Peter Solomon's son is sent to prison

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in which country for smuggling cocaine?

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Turkey.

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Yes. In Angels And Demons,

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who calls Langdon to the European Organisation for Nuclear Research...

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BEEP ..to help locate a missing canister?

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Maximilian Kohler.

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Is correct.

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You have no passes, Gerald,

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you have scored eight 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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Herbert von Karajan in 90 seconds...

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Which city made the conductor Herbert von Karajan

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an honorary citizen in 1968, 60 years after he was born there?

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Salzburg.

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Yes. What name meaning "season" is given to the Italian organisational

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system for presenting opera that Karajan preferred to the usual repertory system?

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Stagione.

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Yes. Which of Karajan's music teachers at the Mozarteum conservatory in Salzburg,

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whom Karajan said directed him towards conducting,

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described him as a born commando with a strong sense of his own importance?

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Paumgartner.

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Yes. Which British orchestra, founded by Walter Legge in the '40s,

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did Karajan lead for a time?

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The Philadelphia.

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Philharmonia.

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Karajan made his first recording in 1938 of the Magic Flute Overture

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conducting which orchestra?

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The Berlin State Opera Orchestra.

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Yes. Which annual festival of opera and classical music

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did he found in '67?

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The Berlin East...

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No, the Salzburg Easter Festival.

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In 1929 he was appointed to his first conducting post

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as capellmeister with the Stadttheater in which German city?

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Ulm.

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Yes. What was the name of Karajan's production film company

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set up in 1982?

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Telemondial.

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Yes. Karajan said that pressure was put on him to join the Nazi party

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while he was working as the music director for the state theatre

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in which city in 1935?

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Aachen.

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Yes. Karajan fell out with the Berlin Philharmonic when they rejected

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his appointment of a female clarinettist in 1982.

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Who was she?

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Sabine Meyer.

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Yes. In 1988, to mark Karajan's 80th birthday,

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Deutsche Grammophon issued a boxed set of 25 CDs

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of his recordings made between 1938 and '43...

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BEEP ..on which label?

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Columbia.

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-No, it was Polydor.

-Oh!

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Ah! Uh, however, Ian, no passes and you have also eight points.

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Thanks.

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APPLAUSE

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And our final contender please...

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And your name is?

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Your occupation?

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And your chosen subject?

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Queen Mary in 90 seconds. Here we go.

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Mary of Teck married the future King George V in 1893 and later became Queen.

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She had previously been betrothed his older brother, who died in 1892.

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What was his name?

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Victor Albert.

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Albert Victor, yes.

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Mary was born in England to a German nobleman and his wife,

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a granddaughter of George III, but when she was a teenager,

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the family went abroad to reduce their cost of living.

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Which city did they move to?

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Florence.

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Yes. What event was Queen Mary referring to when she remarked,

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"Well, Ms Baldwin, this is a pretty kettle of fish!"?

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Abdication.

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Yes. What name was given to the Queen's fund that Mary set up in 1914

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to help provide employment for women left without a job

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because of the First World War?

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Needlework Guild?

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Work For Women.

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What name was given to the lavish ceremony in Delhi, in 1911,

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in which George and Mary were given a 101-gun salute

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and proclaimed Emperor and Empress of India?

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Delhi Durbar.

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Yes. Who drew the plans for Queen Mary's Dolls' House?

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It was designed to show how a British king and queen lived

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in the early 20th century.

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Lutyens.

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Yes. In November 1934, Mary's son, Prince George, Duke of Kent,

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married which Greek princess?

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Marina.

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Yes. In 1931 when a government crisis forced the king to return to London

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on the same day that he arrived at Balmoral, Mary said,

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"I will not be left..." what?

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"Here."

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"Sitting on a mountain."

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What was the name of Mary's younger son who had epilepsy

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and lived with a nanny on the Sandringham Estate?

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John.

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Yes. Which house did she live in from 1903 till 1910?

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She moved back there after George's death.

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Marlborough.

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Yes. What was the name of Queen Mary's Woman of the Bedchamber who

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was appointed in 1923 and remained... BEEP

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..until the Queen's death in 1953?

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Tattrie?

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It was Lady Helen Cynthia Colville to be exact.

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No passes, Lynn, you also have eight points.

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APPLAUSE

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

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In joint second place, eight points apiece,

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Colin Daffern, Gerald Chong,

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Ian Fennell and Lynn Edwards.

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And, in first place, he broke the mould, he got 11 points,

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Tony Richardson.

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APPLAUSE

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So, it's the general knowledge round now, and if there's a tie at the

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end of it, which there very well might be, then the number of passes

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is taken into account and the person with the fewer passes is the winner.

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And if they are tied on passes as well,

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then there has to be a tie-break.

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

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And, uh...

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You were the one who sort of set the pattern, really, with eight points.

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-LAUGHING:

-Yeah.

-The pattern that many others followed, but all but one.

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Anyway, you start this round with eight points, you have two minutes

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in order to race ahead of the field with your general knowledge,

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or not, as the case may be.

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Here we go. Two minutes, starting now.

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The coins and banknotes of a currency entered general circulation

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in 12 countries on 1 January 2002, which currency?

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Euro.

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Yeah. The plantain, which is usually eaten boiled or fried, is closely

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related to one of the world's most widely eaten fruits, which one?

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Banana.

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Yes. Which 2007 film is a sequel to Danny Boyle's 2002 film,

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28 Days Later?

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28 Hours Later.

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28 Weeks Later!

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What word from the Italian for "little boy" is given to

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a chubby, naked child, often with wings,

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found in paintings from the Renaissance onwards?

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Cherub.

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No, putti.

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Which so-called anti-fascist protective barrier was erected in 1961?

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Berlin Wall.

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Yeah. Cadbury Castle in Somerset is one of the reputed sites

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of which place in Arthurian legend?

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Camelot.

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Yep. Who failed to score in his 15 appearances for Swansea City

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during the 2015-2016 season, but scored Portugal's winner

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in their 1-0 victory in the 2016 European Championships final?

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Ronaldo.

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No, it was Eder.

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Under what name did the American blues guitarist and singer

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McKinley Morganfield perform?

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Muddy Waters.

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Yes. Which small island that's a Chilean dependency in the eastern Pacific Ocean

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is famous for its mysterious giant stone statues?

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Easter Island.

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Yes. What word that comes from the French for a "dancing girl"

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is used for a younger man paid by an older woman to be her escort?

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Gigolo.

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Yep. The Goliath bird-eater,

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which has a leg span of up to 28cm and is found in

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the coastal rainforests of South America,

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is the largest species of which creature?

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Spider.

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Yes. What do the initials "OC" stand for in the title of the American soap,

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The OC, that ended in 2007?

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Orange County.

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Yes. Which planet made a transit across the sun on 9 May 2016

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that was visible from most of the Earth?

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The next ones will be in 2019 and 2032.

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Venus.

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Mercury. Who wrote about James James Morrison Morrison Weatherby George Dupree,

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who took great care of his mother, though he was only three?

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Hilaire Belloc.

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AA Milne.

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In bricklaying, bricks that have been made to expose their ends are

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known as headers, what name's given to bricks laid to expose their size?

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BEEP

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Footers.

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-No... It's stretchers.

-Ah!

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Uh, no passes, Colin, you've now gone up to 17 points.

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APPLAUSE

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And, now, Gerald again, please.

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And another one with eight points.

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And the score to beat at the moment is 17. Let's see if you can do it.

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Here we go, two minutes of general knowledge.

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What soft, mild, white Italian cheese, originally made from

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buffalo milk, is much used as a topping for pizzas?

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Mozzarella.

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Yep. Jeff Koons' Puppy, a stainless-steel statue of a West Highland terrier

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covered in bedding plants, stands outside which museum in Bilbao?

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Guggenheim.

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Yes. Which influential American singer-songwriter's album Doo-Wops & Hooligans

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topped the UK charts in both January 2011 and 2012?

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Madonna?

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Bruno Mars. Which British naval commander was buried in the crypt

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at St Paul's Cathedral on 9 January 1806 in a coffin made from

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the main mast of the French ship L'Orient?

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Nelson?

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Yes. In Western musical notation, what sign lowers the pitch of a certain note

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or notes by a semitone when placed in a key signature?

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B?

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Yes, it's known as a flat. Which word, now generally used to mean paralysed by fear,

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actually means "turned to stone"?

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Petrified.

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Yes. The correctional facility near the village of Ossining in New York state

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became known to American criminals by what name?

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Sing Sing?

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Yep. In a 2016 film, Taron Egerton portrays a British ski jumper

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who competed at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada.

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Which ski jumper?

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Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards.

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Yes. Which method of scoring is worth one point in rugby league

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and three points in rugby union?

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Touch back?

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Drop goal. Which living organism is used in the manufacture of beer and wine

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to produce alcohol and in bread-making to produce carbon dioxide?

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Yeast.

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Yes. Thanatosis is a defence mechanism adopted by a number of animals,

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such as the possum.

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What does this involve?

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Playing dead?

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Play dead, yes, feigning death.

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Which 2016 television series whose creators include

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Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger stars Bobby Cannavale

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as Richie Finestra, a record executive in 1970s New York?

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Singles.

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Vinyl.

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Which American playwright was born in Mississippi in 1911 and grew up in Missouri,

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but took another state as the name by which he is best known?

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-Tennessee Williams.

-BEEP

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Yes, Tennessee Williams is correct.

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You got there just in time. No passes, Gerald.

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You have scored 18 points.

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APPLAUSE

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And now Ian again please.

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And another eight-pointer and the score to beat now is 18

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instead of 17.

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So, let's see if you can do it. Here we go.

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In which Judy Garland film do the Munchkins sing the song,

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"Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead"?

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The Wizard Of Oz.

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Yes. What word can mean a device for removing dust or smoke from the air

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that is breathed in, and in photography, a screen put in front of a lens

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to alter colour effects?

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Diffuser.

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Filter. Which comic strip hero of the 1950s was called the

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"Pilot of the Future"?

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Dan Dare.

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Yes. Who wrote the lyrics to Leonard Bernstein's music for the stage musical

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West Side Story that was later turned into a film?

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Uh... Pass.

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The historic region of Mesopotamia constitutes much of Syria and

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the greater part of which other modern-day country?

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Iraq.

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Yes. Which former British Royal Marine instructor travelled to the world's

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remotest places to experience the cultures of the people that lived there

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in the television series Tribe?

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Bear Grylls?

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Bruce Parry.

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Which Cornish-born chemist discovered the elements

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sodium and potassium in 1807 when he isolated them from their compounds?

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Humphry Davy?

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Yes. In the Gospel of John,

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what name is shared by a woman of Magdala who is the first person

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to see the risen Christ and a woman of Bethany who anointed his feet?

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Mary.

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Yes. Which moderate to dark yellowish brown pigment takes its name

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from the Italian for "shadow"?

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Umber.

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Umber, yes.

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The philosopher Aristotle was appointed as the tutor to one of the sons of Philip II

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of Macedon in about 342 BC, what was the son's name?

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Alexander.

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Yes. Which Sheffield golfer became only the second Englishman

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to win the US Masters when he won at Augusta in April 2016?

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Justin Rose?

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No, Danny Willett.

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What French name was originally applied to a soup or broth

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made by slowly cooking meat for a long time,

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but is now used more loosely to refer to any meat or fish-based clear soup?

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Consomme.

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Yes. The 2014 film Love & Mercy

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is a biopic of which leading member of the Beach Boys?

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In the film, he's played in the 1960s by Paul Dano and in the 1980s by John Cusack.

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Brian Wilson.

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Yes. The unusual features of a flightless bird that is found in New Zealand

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include nostrils at the tip of its bill rather than the base.

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Which bird?

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Emu.

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A kiwi. What reality television show did Dr Leah Totton win...

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BEEP ..in 2013?

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It enabled her to open her first business in January 2014.

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Celebrity Big Brother?

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-The Apprentice.

-OK.

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Well, I know! Um...

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-One pass, Ian. Stephen Sondheim wrote the lyrics.

-Yeah, yeah...

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-Exactly. That one pass, Ian... 17 points.

-Right, thank you.

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APPLAUSE

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And now Lynn again, please...

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And you are the last of our eight-pointers, Lynn.

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And 18 is still the score to beat.

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So, here we go, two minutes of general knowledge.

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Blue, coal, marsh and willow are all species of which British bird?

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Tit.

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Yep. Spartacus led a revolt against Rome that ended with his death in 71 BC.

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Before the revolt, he was enslaved and trained to compete as what?

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Gladiator.

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Yes. In Chinese cuisine, what name's usually given to the small dumplings

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with the savoury fillings served alone or in soup?

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Dim sum?

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Won ton or hun tun.

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With which song did Sandie Shaw win the Eurovision Song Contest in 1967?

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Puppet On A String.

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Yes. In which religion is the spring festival of Holi celebrated

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during the month of Falgun?

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Hindu.

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Yes. Which classic 1973 British horror film was remade in 2006 with

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Nicolas Cage in a role based on the one originally played by Edward Woodward?

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The Wicker Man.

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Yes. In Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale,

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what is the name of one of the heroines,

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the daughter of Hermione and Leontes?

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Perdita?

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Yes. Which German interjection meaning "your health"

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is commonly said to a person who's just sneezed?

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Gesundheit.

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Yes. There are two poles at each of the extremities of the Earth's surface,

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one is the fixed geographic pole, what is the other, whose position varies?

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Magnetic pole?

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Yes. The two species of a particular rodent that are native to the

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high Andes and have long been hunted for their dense, soft,

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silvery fur are named the long-tailed and short-tailed.

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What rodent?

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Capybara.

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Chinchilla. Elgar's 1899 Opus 36 Variations On An Original Theme

0:22:280:22:32

is more usually known by what title?

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Enigma Variations?

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Yes. Jacob's Ladder is a steep flight of 274 steps up the side of

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which geographical feature in Somerset?

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Cheddar Gorge.

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Yes. Which duo were voted the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year in 1984,

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the year of one of their greatest sporting triumphs?

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Torvill and Dean.

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Yes. What is the capital of the Baltic Republic of Lithuania?

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Vaduz.

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Vilnius. Which reporter who gained recognition during the Falklands War

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has written the books Catastrophe: Europe Goes To War 1914

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and The Secret War: Spies, Codes And Guerrillas '39-'45?

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John Humphrys.

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Max Hastings.

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What is the name of the so-called man-cub,

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a boy who is raised by wolves and taught the law of the jungle

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by a bear in Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book?

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Mowgli.

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Yep. Which member of Captain Scott's polar expedition walked out

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of the tent... BEEP

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..in March 1912, saying, "I'm just going outside. I may be some time"?

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Laurence Titus Oates.

0:23:230:23:24

Yes, Captain Oates.

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-Uh, Lynn, no passes, 21 points.

-Thank you.

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APPLAUSE

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And finally, Tony, again, please.

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And, uh... You start out with 11 points, so you have an advantage,

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but the score has crept up and you've now got to beat 21.

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So, let's see if you can do it, and if you do, you will be in the final.

0:23:510:23:56

Here we go.

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Which Scots Gaelic word is used for a lake or

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a narrow inlet of the sea in the Scottish Highlands?

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Firth?

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Loch. Which American soul singer's name formed the title of

0:24:040:24:07

a Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor UK number one hit single in 2015?

0:24:070:24:11

Pass.

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Which religious reformer who had been a monk

0:24:120:24:14

married Katharina von Bora, a former nun, in 1525?

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Martin Luther.

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Yes. The tail meat of the Dublin Bay prawn or Norway lobster is

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usually known by what Italian name when it appears on a British menu?

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Langoustine.

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Scampi. Which decorative craftwork creates patterns by looping yarn or thread

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with a hook rather than a needle?

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It takes its name from the French for "little hook".

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Macrame?

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Crochet. Which imperial unit of length is equal to 0.3048m?

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-A foot.

-Yes.

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The male of which relatively common small bird of prey is often seen

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hovering with its tail fanned and

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a speckled chestnut-brown upper part and a blueish-grey head and tail?

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Kestrel?

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Yes. The father of which Beatrix Potter character

0:24:550:24:57

had been baked in Mrs McGregor's pie?

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Peter Rabbit.

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Yes. What completes the Bertrand Russell quote,

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"War does not determine who is right, only who is..."?

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"Wrong"?

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"Left".

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Which British actor's film roles include the villain Bane in

0:25:080:25:11

the 2012 Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises and

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the spy Ricki Tarr in the 2011 film version of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy?

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Sean Bean.

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Tom Hardy.

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A Gilbert and Sullivan operetta that premiered at the Savoy Theatre in 1889

0:25:210:25:25

is about the search for the rightful heir to the kingdom of Barataria.

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What is its title?

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Pass.

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Which George Orwell novel was rejected by TS Eliot

0:25:320:25:35

on behalf of Faber & Faber on the grounds that what was needed

0:25:350:25:38

was not more communism, but more public-spirited pigs?

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Animal Farm.

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Yes. Which of the apostles is credited with taking the gospel as far as

0:25:420:25:46

southern India, where he died in 53 AD?

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Paul.

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Thomas. Who plays the amateur detective Jessica Fletcher in the

0:25:490:25:52

television series Murder She Wrote?

0:25:520:25:54

Pass.

0:25:570:25:58

The twin brothers Adam... BEEP

0:25:580:25:59

..and Simon Yates from Bury are prominent

0:25:590:26:01

competitors in which sport?

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Swimming.

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No, cycling.

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-You've got, um, three passes. Angela Lansbury...

-Of course.

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..plays the amateur detective Jessica Fletcher in

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Murder She Wrote.

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The Gondoliers was the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta.

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And Marvin Gaye was that American soul singer.

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Yep, I know! Anyway, Tony, you have a total of 16 points.

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APPLAUSE

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Well, there we are, we have a clear winner after all of that.

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Let's have a look at all those scores.

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In fifth place, 16 points, Tony Richardson.

0:26:420:26:44

Joint third place, 17 points apiece, Colin Daffern and Ian Fennell.

0:26:440:26:49

Second place, 18 points, Gerald Chong.

0:26:490:26:52

First place, 21 points, Lynn Edwards.

0:26:520:26:55

APPLAUSE

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Thank you.

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Thank you.

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Thank you. Thank you.

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Which means, of course,

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that Lynn is tonight's winner and she goes through to the final.

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Congratulations to her.

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And if you would like to be a contender in the next series,

0:27:150:27:17

do go to our website...

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0:27:250:27:28

Thanks for watching, goodbye.

0:27:280:27:30

APPLAUSE

0:27:300:27:32

Five more semi-finalists try to claim a place in the grand final. The subjects are Alan Bennett, Cream, the novels of Dan Brown, Herbert von Karajan and Queen Mary.