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Episode 30

John Humphrys presents another semi-final of the classic quiz. The subjects are Peep Show, Albert Speer, X-Men films, Henry III and Christopher Brookmyre's Jack Parlabane novels.


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The first contender in the black chair tonight is Sarah Jane Bodell,

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a web developer from Coventry.

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She's answering questions on the sitcom Peep Show.

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Don Crerar is a retired computer programmer from Hampshire.

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His specialist subject - the Nazi architect Albert Speer.

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Next, Kyle Nagendra. He's a GP from West Sussex.

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His subject - the X-Men films.

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Shahab Mossavat is a company director from London,

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and he is answering questions on Henry III.

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And Ailsa Watson, an administrator from Renfrewshire,

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on the Jack Parlabane novels by Christopher Brookmyre.

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APPLAUSE

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Hello, and welcome to Mastermind with me, John Humphrys,

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and this really is television's toughest quiz.

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No conferring, no team members to chip in, they are on their own.

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Just one contender and the clock.

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90 seconds on a specialist subject, two minutes of general knowledge,

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and the prize tonight is the last place in the grand final.

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So let's have our first contender, please.

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-And your name is?

-Sarah Jane Bodell.

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-Your occupation?

-Web developer.

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-And your chosen subject?

-Peep Show.

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In 90 seconds, starting now.

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In the sitcom Peep Show, two friends,

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Mark Corrigan and Jeremy Usborne, live in a tower block in Croydon.

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What's its name?

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Apollo House.

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What important family occasion does Mark miss when he and Jeremy are

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accidentally locked in Zara's apartment building?

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His son's christening.

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To which town does Jeremy go to buy bread made with spelt flour

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in an attempt to prove he is worthy of Elena's love?

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Hastings.

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Super Hans' first name is revealed at his wedding to Molly. What is it?

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Simon.

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During his weekend away with Sophie, Mark finds Jeremy lying apparently

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unconscious in front of the television. Which programme is on?

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Tenko.

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Johnson orders Mark to fire Sophie, but just as he is about to do so,

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she tells him what piece of big news?

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She's pregnant.

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What Christmas present does Mark give to Jeremy and Dobby,

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having taken advantage of a two for one offer?

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Kitchen tongs.

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Mark returns to his old university looking for April who had served him in

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a shoe shop, and whom he describes as having the magical combo of beauty

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and low self-esteem. Which university is it?

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Dartmouth.

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When Super Hans' marriage to Molly finally breaks up after she discovers he

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and Jeremy had kidnapped April's husband Angus,

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Super Hans announces he is going to van it to where?

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Moldova.

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Macedonia.

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According to Jeremy and Super Hans' manager Cally, what objects were

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probably crafted by the ancient inhabitants of Atlantis and are powerful

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centres of healing? In order to advance his relationship with her,

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Mark has to pretend he believes this too.

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Crystal skulls.

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While Jeremy is on jury duty, he swaps texts with the defendant and eventually

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takes her back to the flat. What is her name?

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Carla.

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What does Jeremy write on Mark's eyelids to supposedly improve Mark's

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chances with April, who is coming round for dinner?

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They then discover that Jeremy had used a permanent marker.

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"I love you."

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"I love you," is exactly what he had written.

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You have, Sarah Jane, 11 points.

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APPLAUSE

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And our next contender, please.

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-And your name is?

-Don Crerar.

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-Your occupation?

-Retired computer programmer.

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-And your chosen subject?

-Albert Speer.

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Albert Speer in 90 seconds.

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Speer was a German architect and the Minister of Armaments and War Production

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for Nazi Germany. In which large outdoor area in Berlin did he design

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a theatrical display for the mass rally on 1st May 1933?

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Temple Hof.

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Speer was appointed as Hitler's chief architect after the sudden death

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in January 1934 of the previous holder of the post. Who was he?

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Troost.

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To what post did Hitler appoint Speer on 30th January 1937 with

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responsibility for reconstructing Berlin as the Fuhrer's dream capital, Germania?

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General building inspector.

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At which technical institute near Heidelberg did Speer begin his

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architectural studies before he moved on to Munich and then Berlin?

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Karlsruhe.

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What was the name of the chief technical advisor and Speer's deputy in the

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Armaments Ministry who reputedly tried to replace Speer while he was

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hospitalised in 1944?

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Saur.

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At which castle did a British unit finally arrest Speer

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on 23rd May 1945?

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Glucksberg.

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Which British officer and future Conservative MP served the indictment

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on Speer in October 1945?

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Airey Neave.

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What was the name of the US chief prosecutor who cross-examined Speer

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in June 1946 at his trial for war crimes?

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Jackson.

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What is the German title of Speer's memoirs published in 1969 and later published

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in English as Inside The Third Reich, in which he

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describes the Nazi leadership of Germany?

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Erinnerungen.

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Who was Speer's defence lawyer at his trial in Nuremberg

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who helped him avoid the death penalty?

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Flaechsner.

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What was the name of the military prison in Berlin where Speer

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served almost all of the 20 years sentence for war crimes?

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Spandau.

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Spandau is correct, as were all your other answers.

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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?

-Kyle Nagendra.

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-Your occupation?

-GP.

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-And your chosen subject?

-The X-Men films.

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In 90 seconds, here we go.

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Bryan Singer directed the first two X-Men films, and returned to direct

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another film in the franchise in 2014. Which one?

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-Pass.

-In X-Men 2, Bobby Drake's father asks Wolverine what subject he is

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a professor of at the school for the gifted that their son attends.

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What does Wolverine reply?

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Art.

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What is the special power of Nightcrawler?

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He uses it to get himself and Storm into Cerebro.

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He's a teleporter.

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At the beginning of The Wolverine, Wolverine is being held in a Second World War

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prisoner of war camp in which Japanese city?

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Nagasaki.

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In Logan, what is the name of the research company that has

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set up a programme to develop a group of mutant children to use as weapons?

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Transigen.

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Who directed The Wolverine in 2013 and Logan in 2017?

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James Mangold.

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In Deadpool, what is the full mutant name of Colossus's young trainee who

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has the power to detonate atomic bursts from a body?

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Negasonic teenage warhead.

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In X-Men Days Of Future Past, Wolverine is sent back to 1973 to stop Mystique

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killing Dr Bolivar Trask and so prevent the creation of deadly mutant machines.

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What are the machines called?

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Sentinels.

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In X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Logan has to spar with the hugely overweight Fred Dukes

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to find out if he knows where Victor is.

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What message is on the front of Duke's vest?

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Pass.

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The title character of the 2016 film Deadpool is the alter ego of

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Wade Wilson. Who is he played by?

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Ryan Reynolds.

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Laura shoots the Wolverine Logan lookalike clone X24 with a bullet made from

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the only substance she could kill him with. What is it?

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Adamantium.

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Adamantium is correct.

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You had two passes.

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The message on Duke's vest was "save the whales".

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And Bryan Singer directed the first two films, and returned to direct

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X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

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You have scored, Kyle, nine points.

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APPLAUSE

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And our next contender, please.

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-And your name is?

-Shahab Mossavat.

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-Your occupation?

-Company director.

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-And your chosen subject?

-The life and reign of Henry III.

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Henry III in 90 seconds, starting now.

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In which city's Abbey was nine-year-old Henry crowned for the first time

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in 1216? A second coronation took place at Westminster Abbey in 1220.

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Gloucester.

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Who was appointed official guardian of the young King Henry of the Kingdom in 1216

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till his death three years later?

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William Marshall.

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What position was held during Henry's reign by Hubert de Burgh,

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Stephen de Seagrave, and Hugh Bigod?

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They were essentially the King's chief adviser and deputy.

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Justiciar.

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Who was the Bishop of Winchester who acted as Henry's personal tutor?

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His feud with Hubert de Burgh led to divisions at Henry's court.

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Peter des Roches.

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Whom did Henry marry in 1236?

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Her relatives became powerful, which caused friction with the English barons.

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Eleanor of Provence.

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At what royal palace was Henry staying in September 1238 when someone

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tried to kill him?

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Pembroke.

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Woodstock.

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Of which region in France was Simon De Montfort appointed governor in 1247?

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Gascony.

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In the 1250s, Henry agreed a deal with the Pope

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that secured his son Prince Edmund the crown of a kingdom,

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although he later had to ask the barons for money to pay for the deal. Which kingdom?

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Sicily.

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Which document of June 1258 stated there should be three parliaments a year, and

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saw the formation of a council of 15 members to reform the running of the realm?

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The barons demanded the reforms in return for their support.

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Provisions of Oxford.

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Henry renounced the Provisions, which prompted De Montfort to challenge him

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at the Battle of Lewes in 1264.

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Henry supposedly gave his sword as a token of the surrender to one of

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De Montfort's commanders. Who was he?

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Despenser.

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Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester.

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De Montfort ruled until 1265, when he was defeated at the Battle of Evesham.

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Who is said to have saved Henry's life at the Battle when he recognised him

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on the battlefield, even though he was dressed in De Montfort's colours?

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His son.

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No, Roger of Leyburn.

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Shahab, you have eight points.

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APPLAUSE

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And our final contender, please.

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-And your name is?

-Ailsa Watson.

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-Your occupation?

-Administrator.

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And your chosen subject?

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The Jack Parlabane novels of Christopher Brookmyre.

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In 90 seconds, starting now.

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In Boiling A Frog, the journalist Jack Parlabane is sent to prison after he

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was caught breaking into the headquarters of what church?

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The Catholic Church.

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Yes. The Scottish Catholic Church.

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What is the name of the newspaper proprietor who is murdered with his wife

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and bodyguards in Country Of The Blind?

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Roland Voss.

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Which Scottish university where he is also a rector does the sidekick

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Gabriel Lafayette visit to give a performance in which he appears

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to interact with the dead?

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Kelvin University.

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What is the name of Rory Glen's brother who is allowed to view Rory's collection

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of photographs of celebrity women on his computer in Be My Enemy?

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Finlay.

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At what hotel does Parlabane's wife Sarah attend the surgical registrar's

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Christmas party? It's always held there so that guests can book a room if they want to.

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The Edinburgh airport hotel - The Excelsior?

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In Dead Girl Walking, Mairi Lafferty asks Parlabane to investigate the

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disappearance of Heike Gunn. What band is Gunn a member of?

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Savage Earth Heart.

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In Country Of The Blind, what name did the media give to the gang that includes

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Robert Hannah, and is responsible for a series of country house break-ins?

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The Robin Hoods.

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What is the full name of Spammy, the former drug addict who says he produced

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the first single for Heike Gunn's band?

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Cameron Scott.

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What disorder is named after Parlabane's cell-mate in E Hall and is

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described to him as a total and chronic failure to take jail seriously?

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Pass.

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In Black Widow, Diana Jaeger goes with Peter Elphinstone on their first date

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to see a tribute act to what band?

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Blink-182.

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In Quite Ugly One Morning, who receives three concurrent life sentences

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after he is found guilty of hiring killers to murder his enemies?

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Stephen Lime.

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In Want You Gone, who gives the hacker Buzzkill access to the

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RSGN bank computer systems after she is tricked into thinking she is speaking

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on the phone to someone called Morgan Bell at corporate security?

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Jane Dunwoodie.

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Sonia Donovan.

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One pass, Ailsa - that disorder named after Parlabane's cell-mate

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is Mikebrigitis. You have scored ten points.

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APPLAUSE

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Well, a nice close round there.

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Let's have a look at all the scores.

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In fifth place with eight points is Shahab.

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In fourth place with nine points, Kyle.

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Third place with ten points, Ailsa.

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Joint first place with 11 points apiece, Sarah Jane and Don.

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APPLAUSE

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And it is the general knowledge round now, and if there is a tie

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at the end of it, then the number of passes is taken into account,

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and the person with the fewer passes is the winner.

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

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so let us get on with it and ask Shahab to join us again, please.

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And you start off with eight points, Shahab. Plenty of time,

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because there is two minutes for general knowledge, so here we go.

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What is the name of the lion in the Narnia novels whose

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resurrection parallels that of Christ?

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Aslan.

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What is the title of the three-disc set that features covers

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of classic American songs released by Bob Dylan in March 2017?

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Lay Lady Lay.

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Triplicate.

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In which field of the arts is Britain's Rachel Whiteread particularly renowned?

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Sculpture.

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Differential and integral are two major forms of what branch of mathematics?

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Algebra.

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Calculus.

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In which African capital city is the Shepheard's Hotel,

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initially called the Hotel des Anglais when it opened in 1841?

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It was at one time one of the most fashionable in the world.

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Casablanca.

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Cairo.

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In which 2016 film, directed and co-written by Fede Alvarez,

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do three friends break into a blind man's house, expecting their burglary to be easy?

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Up.

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Don't Breathe.

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By what Germanic form of his forename is the composer born

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Ferenc Liszt generally known?

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Franz.

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Which British king did the conspirators in the Gunpowder Plot

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intend to blow up, along with his wife, elder son,

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and both Houses of Parliament, on the 5th of November 1605?

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James I.

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In Richmal Crompton's Just William stories,

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what is the name of William Brown's spoilt neighbour who threatens to

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"scream and scream" until she's sick?

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Dorothy?

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Violet Elizabeth.

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In finance, what word that now means to lend money at illegal or exorbitant

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rates of interest originally meant the practice of money lending itself?

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Usury.

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Which senior Welsh rugby union side shares the Liberty Stadium with Swansea City FC?

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Red Dragons?

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The Ospreys.

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What traditional story about the abduction of a town's children is related

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in a poem by Robert Browning?

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Hamelin.

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No, The Pied Piper of Hamelin.

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What popular Mexican dish consists of crisp pieces of tortilla typically

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covered with melted cheese and jalapeno peppers?

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It is thought to take its name from the man who invented it in the 1940s.

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Nachos.

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The Sweeney is rhyming slang for which branch of the Metropolitan Police?

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The CID.

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The Flying Squad.

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The extremely hardy Herdwick sheep is the native breed

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in which English National Park?

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The...

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Peak District.

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The Lake District.

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What low-lying island in the Thames Estuary is separated from the Essex mainland

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by a series of creeks that include Benfleet Creek and East Haven?

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The Isle of Sheppey.

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Aha - Canvey.

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-Oh!

-Canvey Island. You had no passes, Shahab.

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-You have a total now of 14 points.

-Thank you.

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APPLAUSE

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And now Kyle again, please.

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And you start out with nine points, Kyle.

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

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What is the name of the charge incurred by vehicles in London

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that enter the zone indicated by a sign with a white C on a red circular background?

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Congestion charge.

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What completes the first line of Keats' poem To Autumn -

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"season of mists and..."?

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"Mellow fruitfulness".

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Flores is the westernmost and Santa Maria the easternmost of a group of

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Atlantic islands that lie about 1000 miles off the Portuguese coast.

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Which islands?

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The Azores.

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What type of short padded jacket often made of leather with a rib

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trim got its name because it was originally worn by air crews during the

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Second World War?

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Bomber jacket.

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Which group had a top ten hit in 1974 with the song Wall Street Shuffle?

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10CC.

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What is the occupation of Robert Angier, played by Hugh Jackman,

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and Alfred Borden, played by Christian Bale,

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who are deadly rivals in the 2006 film The Prestige?

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French.

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They're illusionists.

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Kandahar, Herat and Mazar-i-Sharif are among the principal cities of

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which country?

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Pass.

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What name that comes from the Latin for brother is given to a member

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of certain Roman Catholic religious orders,

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especially one of the mendicant orders?

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Friars.

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What is the name of the piece of wood on a stringed instrument that supports the

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strings and transmits their vibrations to the belly of the instrument?

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Sounding board.

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The bridge.

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Which country's international rugby union side are known as the Cherry Blossoms,

0:17:090:17:12

or more recently, as the Brave Blossoms?

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Japan.

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From 1378 to 1417, there were two Popes.

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One was based in Rome. In which city was the other based?

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Avignon.

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What name that comes from the Latin for wool is given to the

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very fine downy hair that's found on the body of a foetus or a newborn baby?

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Lanugo.

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What former county in north-west England gives its name to a

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type of long unlinked seasoned sausage commonly served coiled?

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Cumberland.

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Who plays the title character Harry Clayton, a brilliant but flawed

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police officer given the power to control luck in the 2016 television series,

0:17:400:17:44

Stan Lee's Lucky Man?

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James...

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Pass.

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What was kept in a building or vault known as a charnel house?

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Bones.

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Yeah, bones or corpses, or human remains, whatever you like.

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As for your passes, you nearly got there when you said "James".

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The chap who played Harry Clayton is James Nesbitt.

0:18:070:18:10

Nesbitt!

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Annoying, isn't it? And Kandahar, Herat and Mazar-i-Sharif

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are in Afghanistan.

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However, Kyle, you have a total now of 20 points.

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APPLAUSE

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And now Ailsa again, please.

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And you start out with ten points, Ailsa.

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The score to beat now is 20.

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So here we go - two minutes of general knowledge.

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Which Thames bridge has a central portion that can be raised to allow

0:18:410:18:44

ships to enter the Pool of London?

0:18:440:18:45

Tower Bridge.

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Whose debut novel Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit

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is based on her early life being brought up by her Pentecostal adopted mother

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to be a missionary?

0:18:520:18:53

Jeanette Winterson.

0:18:530:18:54

Mendoza Province is the principal wine-producing region

0:18:540:18:57

of which South American country?

0:18:570:18:59

Argentina.

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What is the nationality of Valtteri Bottas,

0:19:000:19:02

who became Lewis Hamilton's team-mate for the 2017 Formula 1 season?

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Italian.

0:19:060:19:07

Finnish.

0:19:070:19:08

What area of the moon was first photographed in 1959 by the Russian

0:19:080:19:10

spacecraft Luna 3?

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The Sea of Tranquillity.

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The Dark Side.

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Which French-born artist's work The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even,

0:19:150:19:18

is sometimes referred to as The Large Glass?

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Degas.

0:19:220:19:23

Duchamp.

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The body of which leader, originally embalmed to keep it intact for burial,

0:19:240:19:27

is on view in a mausoleum in Red Square?

0:19:270:19:29

Lenin.

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What word, of old Norse origin,

0:19:300:19:32

is part of the name of England's highest mountain,

0:19:320:19:34

and means a hill or a stretch of barren moorland,

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especially in the north of England?

0:19:360:19:38

Fell.

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What name is given to the technique or practice of drawing maps or charts?

0:19:390:19:42

Cartography.

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Who wrote the poem The Famous Tay Whale, with the opening lines,

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"'Twas in the month of December, and in the year 1883,

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"that a monster whale came to Dundee,

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"resolved for a few days to sport and play"?

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William McGonagall.

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In physics, the Greek letter lambda is widely used to signify the

0:19:550:19:58

wavelength of an electromagnetic wave.

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What property is signified by the Greek letter nu?

0:20:010:20:03

Pass.

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The unit of currency of which Asian Commonwealth country is the ringgit?

0:20:060:20:09

Malaysia.

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What insects that play a vital role in the pollination of plants have types

0:20:110:20:15

called carpenter, digger and mason?

0:20:150:20:17

Bees.

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What is the name of the Sunderland-born singer who won the 2017 Brit Award

0:20:180:20:22

for Best British Female Solo Artist?

0:20:220:20:24

Ellie Goulding.

0:20:260:20:27

Emeli Sande.

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Who directed the 2017 film Silence, set in the 17th century, in which

0:20:280:20:32

two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to Japan to try to locate their mentor?

0:20:320:20:36

Pass.

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What aria does the clown Canio sing at the end of Act One of the opera Pagliacci,

0:20:380:20:42

when he discovers his wife's infidelity but still has to dress for his performance?

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Tears of a Clown.

0:20:460:20:47

It was Vesti la Giubba - On With The Motley!

0:20:470:20:50

Your two passes - Martin Scorsese directed Silence,

0:20:520:20:56

and in physics, the Greek letter nu means frequency.

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There you go. Ailsa, you've now a total of 19 points.

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APPLAUSE

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And now Sarah Jane again, please.

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And you start out with 11, and the score to beat is still 20.

0:21:160:21:22

So here we go. Two minutes of general knowledge questions.

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Strawberry Fields Forever, which takes its name from a Salvation Army children's home

0:21:250:21:29

in Liverpool, was a hit for which band?

0:21:290:21:31

Beatles.

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What name did the fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli give to the vivid shade of pink

0:21:320:21:35

that she introduced and which became one of her signature colours?

0:21:350:21:38

Coral.

0:21:380:21:39

Shocking pink.

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Which American-born operatic soprano had the birth name of Kalogeropoulos?

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She was one of the leading prima donnas of her day.

0:21:430:21:45

Callas.

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What name is given to the thick dark treacly substance

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that's drained from cane sugar during refining,

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and is used in a production of rum?

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Sorghum.

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Molasses.

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Certain species of an evergreen tree are the sources of drugs known as

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taxanes that have been used successfully in the treatment of some cancers.

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Which tree?

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-Fir.

-Yew tree.

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Which moon of Jupiter is the second largest of the planet's known

0:22:050:22:08

satellites, and the most heavily cratered object in the solar system?

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-Io.

-Callisto.

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What title, from a Latin word meaning sharer,

0:22:120:22:15

is traditionally given to the wife of a ruling monarch?

0:22:150:22:17

Erm...

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Their partner.

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Consort. Which star of the silent cinema,

0:22:230:22:25

who was born Gladys Smith in Toronto,

0:22:250:22:27

was awarded at Best Actress Oscar

0:22:270:22:29

for her role in the 1929 film Coquette?

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It was her first talking film.

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-Pickford.

-Yes, Mary Pickford.

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The name of which Sussex racecourse's summer festival

0:22:350:22:37

is often prefaced by the adjective glorious?

0:22:370:22:39

-Newmarket.

-Goodwood.

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Which northern English port city claims

0:22:430:22:45

to have the oldest Chinatown in Europe?

0:22:450:22:47

-Liverpool.

-Yeah.

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The nephew and adopted son of the Emperor Tiberius was a popular

0:22:480:22:51

and successful general. By what name is he known?

0:22:510:22:53

-Marcus Aurelius.

-Germanicus.

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Which media mogul did Mick Jagger's former wife Jerry Hall marry

0:22:550:22:59

in London in March 2016?

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-Murdoch.

-Yeah.

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The city of Baku, that lies on the western shore of Caspian Sea,

0:23:020:23:04

is the capital of which country?

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-Azerbaijan.

-Yes.

0:23:060:23:07

What is the name of the Scottish group who topped the UK album charts

0:23:070:23:11

with The Man Who in 1999, and with The Invisible Band in 2001?

0:23:110:23:14

-The Smiths.

-Travis.

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The mystery of the disappearance of a crime writer in December 1926 was

0:23:160:23:19

solved 11 days later when she was found in a Harrogate hotel,

0:23:190:23:22

living under the name of her husband's mistress. Which writer?

0:23:220:23:25

-Christie.

-Yeah.

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The lives of members of a North American Christian sect noted for

0:23:260:23:29

their plain living are governed by a largely unwritten set of rules known

0:23:290:23:32

as the Ordnung. Which sect?

0:23:320:23:34

Erm...

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-Amish.

-Yes, it is correct!

0:23:400:23:42

No passes, Sarah Jane. You have 19 points.

0:23:430:23:46

And, finally, Don again, please.

0:23:560:23:59

And you start out with 11 points.

0:24:010:24:04

The score remains - the score to beat, that is - 20.

0:24:040:24:08

So here we go.

0:24:080:24:10

What is the name of the controversial tennis champion

0:24:100:24:12

who was known for outbursts such as "You cannot be serious!"

0:24:120:24:15

-McEnroe.

-Yeah.

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Rimsky-Korsakov based an opera on the unfounded belief that the

0:24:170:24:20

Italian composer Antonio Salieri

0:24:200:24:22

tried to poison a fellow composer. Which composer?

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-Mozart.

-Yeah.

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In a 2008 animated film, what is the name of the small waste-collecting

0:24:250:24:29

robot in the distant future who inadvertently embarks

0:24:290:24:33

on a space journey that will decide the fate of mankind?

0:24:330:24:35

-WALL-E.

-Yes.

0:24:350:24:37

Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley

0:24:370:24:38

is one of the highest peaks in which continent?

0:24:380:24:40

-Australia.

-Africa.

0:24:400:24:41

What name did Edwin Land give to the inexpensive plastic material

0:24:410:24:45

he invented that is used in sunglasses?

0:24:450:24:47

It transmits light waves, vibrating only in one direction,

0:24:470:24:51

and so cuts down glare.

0:24:510:24:52

Pass.

0:24:520:24:54

Giles Winterbourne and Grace Melbury are among the principal

0:24:540:24:57

characters in which Thomas Hardy novel first published in 1887?

0:24:570:25:00

-Under the Greenwood Tree.

-The Woodlanders.

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Which popular mass-produced car was available from 1908 in a range of

0:25:020:25:06

colours, but was later famously available only in black?

0:25:060:25:08

-Model T Ford.

-Yes.

0:25:080:25:10

Whose first senior medal in a major championships was the bronze in the

0:25:100:25:13

heptathlon at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne?

0:25:130:25:17

-Jessica Ennis-Hill.

-Correct.

0:25:170:25:18

London, Crown Bob,

0:25:180:25:20

and Lancashire Lad are red skin varieties

0:25:200:25:22

of a soft fruit traditionally used in crumbles

0:25:220:25:24

and made into fools. What fruit?

0:25:240:25:26

-Apple.

-Gooseberry.

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Which duo got to number two in the UK singles chart in 1974

0:25:270:25:31

with I'm Leaving It All Up To You?

0:25:310:25:33

They're part of a famous family.

0:25:330:25:35

Pass.

0:25:350:25:36

What was the name of the noted Roman historian, born in 56 AD,

0:25:360:25:39

who married the daughter of the statesman and soldier Agricola?

0:25:390:25:42

-Tacitus.

-Correct.

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What items of nightwear take their name

0:25:430:25:45

from the Persian for leg garment?

0:25:450:25:47

-Kaftan.

-Pyjamas.

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What did the C stand for in the name of the poet

0:25:490:25:52

usually referred to as C Day-Lewis?

0:25:520:25:54

-Cecil.

-Yes.

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Which common small British bird is often referred to

0:25:550:25:58

as the hedge sparrow, even though it is not a true sparrow at all?

0:25:580:26:01

-Dunnit.

-Dunnock.

0:26:010:26:03

Which French king was portrayed

0:26:030:26:05

by the English actor George Blagden in the

0:26:050:26:07

2015 BBC period drama Versailles?

0:26:070:26:10

-Louis XIV.

-Is correct. And your time is up. Two passes.

0:26:100:26:14

The duo that got to number two with that song -

0:26:140:26:17

Donny and Marie Osmond.

0:26:170:26:19

And Edwin Land - the man of the Polaroid.

0:26:190:26:22

Yeah, there we are.

0:26:220:26:24

Don, 19 points.

0:26:240:26:26

Well, that was really close.

0:26:390:26:42

Let's have a look at all the scores.

0:26:420:26:43

In fifth place, 14 points, Shahab.

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Joint second place, 19 points apiece, Sarah Jane, Don and Ailsa.

0:26:460:26:52

In first place, with 20 points, Kyle.

0:26:520:26:56

And that means that Kyle takes the last place in the grand final.

0:27:070:27:12

Congratulations to him,

0:27:120:27:13

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

0:27:130:27:16

do go to our website, bbc.co.uk/mastermind.

0:27:160:27:19

And you can follow us on Twitter, @mastermindquiz.

0:27:190:27:22

And do join us again next time for more Mastermind.

0:27:220:27:25

Thanks for watching. Goodbye.

0:27:250:27:27

John Humphrys presents another semi-final of the classic quiz. The subjects are Peep Show, Albert Speer, the X-Men films, King Henry III and the Jack Parlabane novels of Christopher Brookmyre.