Episode 27 Mastermind


Episode 27

John Humphrys presents another semi-final. The subjects are the films of Paul Thomas Anderson, the novels of Virginia Woolf, the wines of Burgundy, Motley Crue and Kazuo Ishiguro.


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Our first contender tonight is Michael Taylor.

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He's an historian from Manchester and his specialist subject -

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the films of Paul Thomas Anderson.

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Ian Jack is a university lecturer from the Wirral.

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His subject - the novels of Virginia Woolf.

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Neil Wright, a retired biomedical scientist from the Wirral

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and he's answering questions on the wines of Burgundy.

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Maggz Bennett's a milliner from Leeds.

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Her subject - the band Motley Crue.

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And Tim Footman, a freelance editor from London.

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His specialist subject - the novelist Kazuo Ishiguro.

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APPLAUSE

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Hello and welcome to Mastermind with me, John Humphrys.

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Five contenders with but one thought on their minds -

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can they make it through to the grand final?

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If they do, one of them will win this - the famous glass bowl

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and, of course, the title Mastermind Champion.

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They'll each have a minute and a half of questions

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on their specialist subject, two minutes on their general knowledge.

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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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In 90 seconds, starting now,

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Anderson received Oscar nominations for writing

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and directing a 2007 film based on Upton Sinclair's novel, Oil.

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What's the film called?

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There Will Be Blood.

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In Boogie Nights, Mark Wahlberg's character becomes an adult movie

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actor using the stage name Dirk Diggler, but what's his real name?

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Eddie Adams.

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In Punch-Drunk Love, where does Lena go on a business trip?

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Barry Egan follows her and pretends he's also there on business.

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Hawaii.

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Whose roles in Anderson's films include Sydney in Hard Eight

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and Jimmy Gator in Magnolia?

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Philip Baker Hall.

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During John and Clementine's drive to Niagara Falls for their

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honeymoon in Hard Eight, John calls Sydney from which town in Illinois?

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Rock Island.

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What is the name of the mental health facility where

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Doc Sportello finds the missing real estate developer

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Mickey Wolfman in Inherent Vice.

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Chryskylodon.

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Which song do the followers of Lancaster Dodd sing with him

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during a gathering at Helen Sullivan's house in Philadelphia?

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I'll Go No More A Roving.

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In Punch-Drunk Love, which company offers 500 frequent flyer

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miles with any ten of its products?

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Healthy Choice.

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What type of creatures fall from the sky like rain near the end

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of Magnolia? It causes many mishaps for the characters.

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Frogs.

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What is the name of the turn of the century oil prospector

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played by Daniel Day Lewis in There Will Be Blood?

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The role won him his second Best Actor Oscar.

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Daniel Plainview.

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In The Master, Lancaster Dodd unveils book two of his teachings

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subtitled As A Gift To Homo Sapiens at a Congress in Phoenix, Arizona.

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What is the book's title?

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The Split Saber.

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In Inherent Vice,

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what's the name of the music magazine that Doc Sportello

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pretends to work for when he visits a house in Topanga Canyon to

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speak to Coy Harlingen?

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Rolling Stone.

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It's actually called Stone Turntable.

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But close. However, no passes and Michael, you have 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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In 90 seconds, starting now...

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Woolf's first full length novel was originally called Melymbrosia

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before it was rewritten and published with what title?

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The Voyage Out.

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What is the name of the guest of the Ramsays in the first part

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of To The Lighthouse who believes women can neither paint nor write?

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Tansley.

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In The Years, it is reported that Rose Pargiter has been had

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up in police court in 1911 for throwing what?

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A brick.

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Whose feelings of hatred towards Mrs Dalloway were eased by a visit

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to a church two years and three months ago?

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Peter Walsh.

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Miss Kilman.

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In The Voyage Out, Mrs Dalloway writes her name and address

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on the flyleaf of a book that she gives to Rachel Vinrace. What book?

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Middlemarch.

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Persuasion.

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Orlando has been described as the longest

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and most charming love letter in literature.

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To which of Virginia Woolf's closest friends is it dedicated?

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Vita Sackville-West.

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What is the title of the story Mrs Ramsay is reading to her son

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James in the first part of To The Lighthouse that she

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describes as "like the bass gently accompanying a tune"?

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A Fisherman And His Wife.

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What's the title of the epic poem that Orlando starts to

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write in Elizabethan times that eventually publishes in 1928?

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The Oak Tree.

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Katharine Hilbery's Aunt Millicent gets Ralph Denham's name wrong the

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first time she meets him in Night And Day. What does she call him?

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Popham.

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Which venue that has red chimneys and square battlements is

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the meeting place of the friends in The Waves?

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Hampton Court.

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In Night And Day, Mary Datchet's an unpaid volunteer

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at an office in Russell Square, London. For what cause?

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Suffrage.

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What item nailed to the wall in the nursery stops

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the children from going to sleep in the first part of To The Lighthouse?

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A boar's skull.

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In Between The Acts, which of Mrs Giles Oliver's belongings

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had its uses in impressing chambermaids in hotels?

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Um...pass.

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I can tell you because you're out of time. A silver brush.

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A heavily embossed,

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obviously, silver brush. Rather posh one.

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-Ian, you have ten points.

-Thank you.

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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 specialist subject?

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The wines of Burgundy in 90 seconds. Here we go.

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What's the name of the principal grape used to make the red wine

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from Burgundy, excluding the region of Beaujolais?

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Pinot Noir.

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Which wine of Morey-Saint-Denis

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was elevated to Grand Cru status in 1981?

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Bonnes-Mares?

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No, des Lambrays. Clos des Lambrays.

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What two-word name is generally given to the process

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used in Beaujolais in which the whole grapes are fermented

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with carbon dioxide before being crushed?

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Carbonic maceration.

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What name is given to the technique in which sugar is added to the

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freshly pressed grapes or must to boost alcohol levels in red

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Burgundy wines. It's named after a French scientist, a Minister.

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Chaptalisation.

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Which town has its name officially included in the names of wines

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of certain vineyards including La Jeunelotte

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and La Piece sous le Bois.

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It is said to mean "mouse's jump".

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Pass.

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Who's the 8th century Frankish king whose name is given

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to Corton wine produced in Aloxe, Ladoix and Pernand?

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-Charlemagne.

-Yes.

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In which commune of the Cote de Nuits is the Domaine George Roumier?

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Che... Erm, Gevrey-Chambertin?

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No. Chambolle-Musigny.

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Which monastic order founded and developed the walled vineyard of

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Clos de Vougeot in the Cote de Nuits?

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-Cistercian.

-Yes.

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What is the name of the commune in the Cote de Nuits where

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the highly regarded Premier Cru Aux Malconsorts is produced?

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Nuits St George.

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No. Vosne-Romanee.

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Which infamous French statesman and soldier whose favourite wine

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was reputedly Chambertin has a Premier Cru in his name

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produced by the commune of Fixin?

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-Napoleon.

-Napoleon is correct.

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You had one pass, the town that has its name officially

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included in the names of wines of vineyards is Meursault.

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You have scored, Neil, six points.

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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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Motley Crue in 90 seconds.

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Here we go. Motley Crue's first performance in the UK was at

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which festival in 1984?

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-Donington Monsters of Rock.

-Yep.

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The band opened for a British heavy metal singer

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during his 1984 tour, what's his name?

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-Ozzy Osbourne.

-Yep.

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What was the name of the female drummer who toured with the band

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while Randy Castillo was ill?

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Samantha Maloney.

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Yeah. What was the title of the band's 1989 album which

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topped the Billboard chart and reached the top 10 in the UK?

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-Dr Feelgood.

-Yep.

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In April 1990, Tommy Lee ended up in hospital with mild concussion

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after an accident during a concert in which city?

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Is it Arizona?

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No, Newhaven.

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The band's singer Vince Neil was

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convicted of vehicular manslaughter and briefly imprisoned after

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he crashed his car in December '84

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and killed the drummer of the band, Hanoi Rocks.

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What was the drummer's name?

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Nicholas Dingley - Razzle.

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Yeah. Who filed a lawsuit against the band's management in 1988,

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he claimed he had been asked to

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masquerade as bassist Nikki Sixx for several years?

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-Matthew Trippe.

-Yep.

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Who temporarily replaced Vince Neil as lead singer in the early '90s

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and appeared on the band's eponymous 1994 album?

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-John Corabi.

-Yeah.

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Which song, which reached number 36 in '94, was their only UK hit single

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with John Corabi on lead vocals?

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-Hooligan's Holiday.

-Yes.

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On 31st September 2015 the band played their final

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concert at the Staples Center, in which city?

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-LA.

-Yes.

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A track on Motley Crue's album Dr Feelgood

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featured Rick Nielsen and Robin Zander of which band?

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-Cheap Trick.

-Yep.

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What was the title of the first album released

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after Vince Neil returned as lead singer?

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It reached the top 10 in '97.

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-Generation Swine.

-Yes.

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Smoking In The Boys Room was an American top 20 hit for Motley Crue

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in 1985, which band from Michigan

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had reached the top 10 with the song in 1973?

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-Brownsville Station.

-Is correct.

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-No passes, Maggz. You scored 12 points.

-Thank you.

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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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Chosen subject?

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In 90 seconds, starting now.

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In what Japanese city did Ishiguro live with his extended family

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before he moved to Guildford with his parents?

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-Nagasaki.

-Yes.

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Which Ishiguro novel takes its title from the LP Songs After Dark

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by Judy Bridgewater?

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Never Let Me Go.

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Yes. In the story Come Rain, Come Shine,

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what cruel nickname for himself does Raymond find in

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his friend Emily's diary that sets off a humiliating chain of events?

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Boring?

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Prince of Whiners.

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At which university did Ishiguro complete an MA in Creative Writing

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under tutors that included Angela Carter and Malcolm Bradbury?

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East Anglia.

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Who was the editorial director of Faber & Faber

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who included three of Ishiguro's stories

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in the '81 collection Introduction Seven, Stories By New Writers?

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Bill Bruford.

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Robert McCrum.

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In Remains Of The Day what personal quality does Stevens tell

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Dr Carlyle comes down to not removing one's clothing in public.

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-Dignity.

-Yes.

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Which story centres on a Japanese brother and sister,

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their widowed father and the consumption of a dish

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that may or may not contain poisonous pufferfish fugu?

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Erm, Strange And Sometimes Sad.

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A Family Supper.

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What award did Ishiguro receive from the Royal Society of Literature

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for his first novel, A Pale View Of Hills?

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Winifred Holtby.

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Yes. What piece of music does Stefan Hoffman propose

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to play at the Thursday concert when he meets Ryder in The Unconsoled?

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Erm...Mallory's...

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No, Jean-Louis La Roche's Dahlia.

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In When We Were Orphans, Christopher's father's involved

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in the trade of a product from India to China, what's the product?

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-Opium.

-Yes.

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BEEPING What's the name of the elderly horse

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ridden by the Knight Sir Gawain in The Buried Giant?

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Baroumis?

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No, Horace.

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Horace the Horse.

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No passes, Tim. You've scored six points.

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So that is the specialist subject round done and dusted.

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Let's look at all the scores.

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Joint fourth place, six points apiece, Neil and Tim.

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Third place, 10 points, Ian.

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Second place, 11 points, Michael.

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First place, 12 points, Maggz.

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It is the General Knowledge round now and if there is a tie at the end of it, the number of passes is

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

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If they're tied on passes as well, there has to be a tie-break

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

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And you start out with six,

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but you've got two minutes of General Knowledge

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now so plenty of time, here we go.

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How many pounds are there in a stone in imperial measure?

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-14.

-Yes.

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What shellfish are used in the dish angels on horseback,

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wrapped in bacon, grilled and served

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on small pieces of toast or fried bread?

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-Oysters.

-Yes.

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What animal is William Blake talking about in his poem

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Songs Of Experience when he asked the question,

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"What immortal hand or eye could frame thy fearful symmetry?"

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-Tiger.

-Yes.

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What is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta?

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-Edmonton.

-Yes.

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King Paul I, first son of King Constantine was head of state

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of which European country from 1947 to '64?

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Greece.

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Yes. In astronomy, the stars Acubens and Al Tarf, whose names come from

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the Arabic for claw and the end, are in which zodiacal constellation?

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Scorpio.

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Cancer.

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What type of roses get their name

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because of the popular drink the scent resembles?

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Pass.

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What traditional Irish song gave Thin Lizzy

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their first British hit, it reached number six in 1973?

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-Whisky In The Jar.

-Yes.

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Who played George Cowley in the TV series The Professionals?

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-Gordon Jackson.

-Yes.

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What name, meaning self boil in Russian, is given to an often

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elaborately decorated metal urn used to boil water to make tea?

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-Samovar.

-Yes.

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Who created Dr Dolittle and tried to strand him on the moon

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when he tired of writing about him?

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Pass.

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Which Spanish artist painted Science And Charity in 1897

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when he was about 15 years old?

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His father, a professor of drawing modelled as the Doctor.

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-Picasso.

-Yes.

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Which Paralympian's real forename is Carys Davina

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although she is best known for the nickname derived from

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Tiny that was given by her sister?

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Pass.

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Who directed the first Alien film released in 1979?

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He also directed Prometheus in 2012 and Alien Covenant in 2017.

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-Ridley Scott.

-Yes.

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In which present North African country is the town of Silene

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where St George in one version of the story slew the Dragon?

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-Libya.

-Yes.

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In the 1840s, Hector Berlioz wrote admiringly

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about a newly-invented instrument that has since become

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particularly associated with jazz, what instrument?

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BEEPING

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-Saxophone.

-Is correct.

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You had three passes,

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that Paralympian who was nicknamed Tiny, Tanni Grey-Thompson.

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Yes, that's how she's now known.

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Hugh Lofting created Dr Dolittle

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and wanted to get rid of him on the moon.

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And roses get their name because of a popular drink, tea roses. Hybrid teas.

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There we are, Neil, you have 18 points.

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Now, Tim again, please.

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You also start out with six points, Tim, and 18,

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as we speak, is the score to beat.

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So let's see how you do with your two minutes of General Knowledge, here we go.

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In which English castle is Queen Mary's Dolls' House kept?

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Sandringham.

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Windsor.

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What stringed musical instrument does Kermit the Frog usually play?

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-Banjo.

-Yes.

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Which fictional detective said, "It's quite a three-pipe problem

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"and I beg that you won't speak to me for 50 minutes."

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-Sherlock Holmes.

-Yes.

0:16:290:16:30

The Iron Gates Gorge that forms part of the border between Serbia

0:16:300:16:33

and Romania lies on which major European river?

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-Danube.

-Yes.

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In what 1976 film did Jessica Lange say, "Please put me down,

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"you goddamn chauvinist pig ape"?

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Postman Always Rings Twice.

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-King Kong!

-Oh!

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Which song by Phil Collins gave him his first singles chart

0:16:450:16:47

entry as a solo artist, it reached number two in February 1981?

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-In The Air Tonight.

-Yes.

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The name of what confection consisting of thin layers of

0:16:520:16:55

puff pastry filled with jam and cream is French for 1,000 leaf?

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-Millefeuille.

-Yes.

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What term for the examination of a dead body to establish

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the cause of death literally means "after death" in Latin?

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-Postmortem.

-Yes.

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In maths, what is the general term for a plain figure with

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straight sides, especially one with more than four?

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Er...parallelogram.

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Polygon.

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In which European country were the secret police known as OVRA

0:17:140:17:17

formed in 1927?

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The initials stand for the vigilant repression of anti-Fascism.

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Russia?

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Italy.

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Which British female tennis player born in Australia to Hungarian

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parents entered the world's top 10 in October 2016?

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-Johanna Konta.

-Yes.

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Which day of the week is known in German as Dienstag

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and Italian as Martedi?

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Er, Thursday?

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Tuesday.

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Who's 1987 Booker prize-winning novel Moon Tiger was based

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partly on her experiences of living in Egypt where she was born

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and spent her childhood?

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-Penelope Lively.

-Yes.

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According to Geoffrey of Monmouth, a descendant of Aeneas

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and an exile of Troy called Brutus is the legendary first

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king of a country and the founder of its people, which country?

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-Britain.

-Yes.

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Which former Olympic medal winning swimmer joined the television

0:17:570:18:00

series Gladiators in 1995, using the name Amazon?

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-Sharron Davies.

-Yes.

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What term of American origin is applied to

0:18:050:18:07

people in non-manual work, especially clerical or

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managerial jobs where a certain formality of dress is required?

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-White collar.

-Yes.

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BEEPING Who stars as the English aristocrat

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John Morgan who is captured by Native Americans

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and adopts their way of life in the 1970 film A Man Called Horse?

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-Richard Harris.

-Is correct.

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No passes, Tim, you have 18 points.

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And now, Ian again, please.

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You, Ian, start out with 10 points.

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The score to beat his 18 so here we go with your General Knowledge.

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What name is given to the second

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and smaller of the two major parts of the Bible?

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-The New Testament.

-Yes.

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In what event did Tessa Sanderson

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win the Olympic Gold Medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Games

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while her rival Fatima Whitbread won the bronze?

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Discus.

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Javelin.

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Who had her first UK top 10 hit in 1973

0:19:020:19:05

with Killing Me Softly With His Song?

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-Roberta Flack.

-Yes.

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What name of French origin is often used generically for clear

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orange flavoured liqueurs such as Cointreau and Curacao?

0:19:120:19:15

Erm...liqueurs?

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Triple sec.

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What name that means "the path that leads to the watering place"

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in Arabic is given to the body of law that governs Islam?

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Erm...the Koran.

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Sharia.

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What term that means beautiful singing describes the Italian

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vocal style of the 17th to 19th centuries?

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-Bel Canto.

-Yes.

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Angela Merkel and Theresa May's

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fathers both had what occupation?

0:19:380:19:39

Erm, doctor?

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Clergyman.

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The Second Punic War with Rome was provoked by a Carthaginian

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general's capture of Saguntum

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on the east coast of the Iberian peninsula in 219BC.

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Which general?

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-Hannibal.

-Yes.

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What name of old French origin is given to the small bouquet

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worn by women in the bodice or lapel of a dress?

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Erm...

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Pass.

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Who received a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her

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performance in the title role of the 1980 film Private Benjamin?

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-Goldie Hawn.

-Yes.

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Chittagong is the major seaport

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and second-largest city of which country?

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Burma.

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Bangladesh.

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In computing, what type of file that contains several files

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in compressed form shares its name with a type of fastener?

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-Zip.

-Yeah.

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At the start of a novel by George Orwell that satirises

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the Russian Revolution, Mr Jones is chased off his property

0:20:260:20:28

by its inhabitants, what novel?

0:20:280:20:30

-Animal Farm.

-Yes.

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What specifically did the businessman James Goldsmith say

0:20:310:20:33

is created when you marry your mistress?

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Chaos.

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A job vacancy.

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Who Do You Think You're Kidding Mr Hitler, sung by Bud Flanagan

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and played by the band of the Coldstream Guards

0:20:420:20:44

is the theme song to which television comedy series?

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-Dad's Army.

-Yes.

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Which critic and biographer published a twice weekly..

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BEEPING

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...periodical called the Rambler between 1750 and 1752?

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He described it as pure wine compared with his other works

0:20:540:20:57

that were wine and water.

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-Johnson.

-Yeah, Dr Samuel Johnson.

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One pass, that name given to the small bouquet worn by women -

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corsage.

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-Oh!

-I know.

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I know, however, you are ahead of the field at the moment, Ian,

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you have 19 points.

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And now Michael again, please.

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You start out with 11 points.

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19, as we say, is now the score to beat so here we go.

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Which singer named a private jet Lisa Marie after his daughter?

0:21:340:21:37

-Elvis.

-Yes.

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The Dreaming or Dreamtime is the English name given to the

0:21:380:21:41

beliefs of which indigenous people?

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-Aborigines.

-Yes.

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Which 1922 poem by TS Eliot consists of five parts,

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the Burial Of The Dead, A Game Of Chess, The Fire Sermon,

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Death By Water and What The Thunder Said?

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-The Waste Land.

-Yes.

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The fish whose tails used to be eaten as scampi substitute is

0:21:540:21:57

usually sold under what name?

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-Catfish.

-Monkfish.

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Which actor best known for the title role in the film

0:22:000:22:03

Ferris Bueller's Day Off married the Sex And The City

0:22:030:22:06

star Sarah Jessica Parker in 1997?

0:22:060:22:08

-Matthew Broderick.

-Yes.

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In which indoor sport which became an Olympic

0:22:090:22:11

event in 2000 Sydney did Bryony Page become Britain's first

0:22:110:22:14

Olympic medallist when she won silver in Rio?

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-Judo.

-Trampolining.

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Who was the only member of the so-called Three Tenors who

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was not born in Spain?

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-Bocelli.

-Pavarotti.

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What is usually housed in a tower known as a campanile?

0:22:240:22:27

-Bells.

-Yes.

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The aphelion is the name given to the point in the orbit

0:22:290:22:32

of a planet or comet at which it is furthest from what?

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-The sun.

-Yes.

0:22:350:22:36

What town, a former iron and steel-making centre that

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stands on the south side of the Tees estuary has the famous

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transporter bridge that carries road vehicles across the river?

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-Gateshead.

-Middlesbrough.

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Which birds make a sound generally known as honking

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as a means of communication as they fly often in a V-shaped formation?

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-Geese.

-Yes.

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What was the name of the liberal reformist Democrat candidate

0:22:540:22:57

who was beaten by Richard Nixon in the 1972 presidential election?

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-George McGovern.

-Yes.

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True was the title of both the only album and single to top the UK

0:23:020:23:05

charts for which '80s group?

0:23:050:23:07

-Erm...Spandau Ballet.

-Yes.

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What term is commonly used for a person who gained illegal access to

0:23:100:23:13

a computer system or network usually with malicious or criminal intent?

0:23:130:23:17

-Hacker.

-Yes.

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The solicitor's daughter Lucy Honeychurch is

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the heroine of the 1908 novel by EM Forster later

0:23:200:23:23

made into an Oscar-nominated film, what's it called?

0:23:230:23:26

-Room With A View.

-Yes.

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Which German city's Gothic cathedral that was badly

0:23:270:23:29

damaged during the Second World War was the world's tallest building

0:23:290:23:33

at the time of its completion in 1880?

0:23:330:23:35

-Cologne.

-Yes.

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BEEPING

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Out of time, but only just. Michael, no passes. 23 points.

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And finally, Maggz again, please.

0:23:530:23:54

And you start out with 12 points, but now the score to beat

0:23:540:23:59

if you're to get to the grand final is 23.

0:23:590:24:03

Let's see if you can do it with two minutes of General Knowledge,

0:24:030:24:06

here we go.

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Gateleg, console and drop-leaf are all types of what item of furniture?

0:24:070:24:10

-Table.

-Yeah.

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Who was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar for her role

0:24:110:24:14

as the young Rose Dewitt Bukater in Titanic?

0:24:140:24:16

-Kate Winslet.

-Yes.

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In meteorology, what was once expressed in inches of mercury

0:24:170:24:21

but is new more usually in millibars?

0:24:210:24:23

-Pressure.

-Yes.

0:24:230:24:24

What famous piece of travel advice did the American newspaper

0:24:240:24:26

editor Horace Greeley reportedly give to a young man in 1850?

0:24:260:24:29

He added that he should grow up with the country.

0:24:290:24:33

-Go west, young man.

-Yes.

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The original members of an institution founded in 1760

0:24:360:24:39

included two women, the painters Angelika Kaufmann

0:24:390:24:41

and Mary Moser, which institution?

0:24:410:24:43

-Royal Institution.

-Royal Academy.

0:24:430:24:45

Which Hungarian-born composer wrote the music for the ballet

0:24:450:24:47

The Wooden Prince and

0:24:470:24:48

the pantomime called the Miraculous Mandarin?

0:24:480:24:51

-Tchaikovsky.

-Bartok.

0:24:510:24:53

In Britain, sprue is the early pickings

0:24:530:24:55

of a much-prized seasonal vegetable, what vegetable?

0:24:550:24:57

-Rhubarb.

-Asparagus.

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Which Labour politician headed

0:25:010:25:03

the National Government of Britain from 1931 until '35?

0:25:030:25:06

-Churchill.

-James Ramsay MacDonald.

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Whose 2016 novel, Different Classes, the third of a psychological

0:25:070:25:11

thriller set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Malbry?

0:25:110:25:14

-Joanna Trollope.

-Joanna Harris.

0:25:150:25:17

In 2003, the lawyer Shirin Ebadi became the first female Muslim and

0:25:170:25:21

the first Iranian to be awarded a Nobel prize - in which category?

0:25:210:25:25

-Peace?

-Yes.

0:25:260:25:27

In the 1933 film, I'm No Angel, who plays a circus performer who

0:25:270:25:30

says, "When I'm good, I'm very good but when I'm bad, I'm better."

0:25:300:25:34

-Mae West.

-Yes.

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The mountainous plateau region of south-central France

0:25:350:25:38

whose highest peaks are the Puy de Sancy and the Plomb du Cantal

0:25:380:25:41

is known by what name?

0:25:410:25:42

-Chamonix.

-Massif Central.

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Ana Matronic is the only female member of a pop bands who performed

0:25:470:25:51

in New York in 2001, which band?

0:25:510:25:52

Scissor Sisters.

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Of what beings are Oberon and Titania the king and queen

0:25:530:25:56

in Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream?

0:25:560:25:58

-Fairies.

-Yes.

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What indoor racket sport is generally considered to have

0:25:590:26:01

originated at Harrow School in the mid-19th century?

0:26:010:26:04

-Badminton.

-Squash.

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What term, that comes from the Sanskrit for "actions", is...

0:26:050:26:07

BEEPING

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..used in Indian religions and philosophies for the principle that

0:26:080:26:11

good or bad deeds determine a person's future existence?

0:26:110:26:15

-Zen?

-Karma.

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-Karma.

-Yeah.

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It could have been Zen, couldn't it?

0:26:180:26:19

Anyway, Maggz, 20 points.

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Well, there it is.

0:26:320:26:33

We have a clear winner. Let's have a look at all the scorers.

0:26:330:26:36

In joint fourth place, 18 points apiece, Neil and Tim.

0:26:360:26:40

Third place, 19 points, Ian.

0:26:400:26:42

Second place, 20 points, Maggz.

0:26:420:26:45

First place, 23 points, Michael.

0:26:450:26:48

Which means of course that Michael goes through to the grand final.

0:27:040:27:07

Congratulations to him.

0:27:070:27:09

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0:27:090:27:12

do go to our website...

0:27:120:27:14

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0:27:150:27:17

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0:27:190:27:21

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0:27:210:27:23

John Humphrys presents another semi-final of the classic quiz. The subjects are the films of Paul Thomas Anderson, the novels of Virginia Woolf, the wines of Burgundy, Motley Crue and Kazuo Ishiguro.


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