Episode 2 Mastermind


Episode 2

John Humphrys presents the classic quiz. Subjects are the four Gospels, Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam trilogy, flags of the world and the colour films of Danny Kaye.


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The first contender in the black chair tonight is Ian Dunn,

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an editor from Stockton-On-Tees.

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He's answering questions on the Four Gospels.

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Christine Quigley is a communications consultant from London.

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Her specialist subject - Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam novels.

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Next, Colin Atkin, a technical services specialist

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from Shropshire, who'll be answering questions on world flags.

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And last in the spotlight, Simon Cottee,

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an accountant from Berkshire, on the colour films of Danny Kaye.

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APPLAUSE

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

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Four contenders, as always,

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one of whom might become the nation's Mastermind.

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The only obstacle in the way - some very tough questions,

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in a pretty intimidating environment.

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First, two minutes of questions on their specialist subject,

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and then two and a half minutes on general knowledge.

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So, let us have our first contender, please.

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-And your name is?

-Ian Dunn.

-Your occupation?

-Editor and critic.

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-And your chosen subject?

-The Four Gospels.

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The Four Gospels, in two minutes, starting now.

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At which village in Galilee is the Wedding Feast where Jesus

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miraculously changes water into wine?

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-Cana.

-Yep.

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In Luke's Gospel, which other Apostle did Jesus send with

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Peter to prepare the Passover meal?

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-Andrew?

-John.

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What was significant about the tunic worn by Jesus before the crucifixion, that caused

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the Roman soldiers to draw lots for it, thereby fulfilling a prophecy?

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-It was untorn?

-It was seamless.

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Before he repents and returns to his father's house, the Prodigal Son

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squanders his wealth in wild living, and has to take a demeaning job to survive.

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What was it?

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-Herder of pigs.

-Yeah, feeding the pigs.

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Exactly how many fish were found in the net that Peter dragged ashore

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after the resurrection in John's Gospel?

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Erm...

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-500?

-153.

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What is the name of the elderly, widowed prophetess who sees the baby Jesus

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in the Temple in Jerusalem and recognises his importance?

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-Anna.

-Yep.

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In Mark's Gospel, Jesus heals the blind beggar, Bartimaeus,

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after leaving which city?

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-Bethany?

-Jericho.

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What nickname did Jesus give to his disciples, James and John, the sons of Zebedee,

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according to Mark's Gospel?

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-Sons of Thunder.

-Yes.

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In Matthew's Gospel, Jesus condemns Capernaum, Bethesda, and which other city

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for not accepting his teachings?

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-Chorazin?

-Yep.

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In a parable only found in Luke's Gospel, Jesus compares the rejoicing of God

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over one sinner who repents to a woman's recovery of which very small item?

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Erm...

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-A hairpin?

-A lost coin.

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In chapter 3 of John's Gospel, to whom is Jesus speaking when he says,

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"Those who believe shall not perish, but have everlasting life?"

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-Zechariah?

-Nicodemus.

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Jesus says in Matthew that the disciples would have been able to cure a sick boy

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who was possessed by a demon if their faith had been

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the size of a small object. What object?

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-Mustard seed.

-Yep.

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According to the opening chapter of St Luke's Gospel, there was, in the days of

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King Herod, a certain priest named Zechariah, and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron.

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What was her name?

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-Elizabeth.

-Yes.

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Immediately after the feeding of the 4,000, Jesus and his disciples get into a boat.

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Matthew's Gospel says they were travelling to Magadan,

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but according to Mark's Gospel, what was their destination?

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Capernaum?

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It was Dalmanutha, if I've pronounced that correctly.

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Ian, no passes, you have scored seven points.

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APPLAUSE

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And our next contender, please.

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-And your name is?

-Christine Quigley.

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-Your occupation?

-PR consultant.

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-And your chosen subject?

-Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam novels.

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In two minutes, starting now.

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Which of the title characters in the first book of the dystopian MaddAddam trilogy creates a virus

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that wipes out nearly all of the Earth's human population?

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-Crake.

-Yes.

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What is the name of the religion, led by Addam1, whose members teach a love of nature

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and all creatures, the danger of technology, and the avoidance of violence?

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-God's Gardeners.

-Yes.

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Which church is run for profit by a minister known as The Rev

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who is thought to be the father of Addam1 and Zeb?

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-The Church of PetrOleum.

-Indeed.

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What name is given to the contest in which condemned criminals are set against

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each other with lethal weapons for the entertainment of others?

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-Painball.

-Yes.

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In which corporation's compound does Crake conduct his genetic experiments,

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known as The Paradise Project?

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-Rejuvenescence.

-Yes.

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What genetically modified creatures are developed at OrganInc Farms

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to grow multiple human organs?

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-Pigoons.

-Yes.

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What derogatory name is given to the cities, and other areas outside the compounds

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of the industrial corporations? They are considered to be lawless.

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-Pleeblands.

-Yes.

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Which liberal arts college for pupils with limited scientific ability was attended

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by Jimmy and Ren, and also Toby, who studied holistic healing there?

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-Martha Graham Academy.

-Yep.

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Which chess piece is used by Pilar and Zeb to smuggle toxic pills

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out of the Healthwiser Corporation compound?

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-A white bishop.

-Yes.

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What is the brand name of the coffee produced from genetically modified plants

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on which all the beans ripen at the same time?

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Protests against it led to riots with cafes looted and staff beaten to death.

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-Happy Cuppa.

-Yeah.

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What colour are the eyes of the humanlike creatures, developed in the Paradise Project,

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who are known as Crakers and survive the plague?

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-Green.

-Yep.

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Jimmy's pet, Killer, was set free by his mother when she left the Healthwiser Compound.

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What kind of genetically modified creature was it?

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-A racunk.

-Yes.

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An image of a famous painting on a website is used by Zeb and Addam1 as the location

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of a drop-box where they can secretly communicate with each other. Which painting?

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-Botticelli's Birth of Venus.

-Yes.

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In MaddAddam, which Craker child becomes Toby's companion,

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and acts as an interpreter between the humans and the pigoons?

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-Blackbeard.

-Correct.

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What is the name of the corrupt organisation that began as a private security firm,

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but took control of law and order when the local police forces collapsed?

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-The CorpSeCorps.

-Absolutely right.

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Christine, no passes, maximum score.

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You scored 15 points.

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APPLAUSE

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Well, our next contender, please.

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-And your name is?

-Colin Atkin.

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-Your occupation?

-Technical services specialist.

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-And your chosen subject?

-World flags.

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World flags, in two minutes. Here we go.

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What is the name of the national flag of Denmark?

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It is widely considered to be the oldest flag in the world.

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-The Dannebrog.

-Yep.

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Which Pacific island republic has a flag with a coat of arms that features sugar cane,

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a coconut palm, a dove and a bunch of bananas, with a lion above them?

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-Fiji.

-Yeah.

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What ancient mythological name is given to the two promontories of the Strait of Gibraltar,

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which are represented supporting the country's shield on the flag of Spain?

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Pass.

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What UNESCO World Heritage site features on the flag of Cambodia?

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-The Temple of Angkor Wat.

-Yes.

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The flag of which Central American republic features the national motto,

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"Sub umbra floreo", meaning, "Under the shade I flourish"?

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-Belize?

-Yes.

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Tuvalu's national flag includes the Union Jack, and also features nine stars.

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What do the nine stars represent?

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-The nine individual islands.

-Yes.

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The Mexican flag includes the nation's coat of arms at the centre,

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on which an eagle is perched on a cactus plant.

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What animal is the eagle clasping?

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-A serpent.

-Yeah, or a snake.

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Which republic in the Caucasus adopted the so-called five cross flag

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on 14 January 2004?

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Pass.

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What Korean name is given to the South Korean flag

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after its yin-yang symbol in the centre?

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-Taegak?

-Yes, close enough. Taegeuk.

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Which Gulf state's white and maroon flag is more than twice as wide as it is high?

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-Bahrain?

-Qatar.

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From 1818 onwards, the addition of a stripe as well as a star for every new state

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was deemed impractical on the American flag.

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How many stripes are on it?

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-13.

-Yes.

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The shield and two crossed spears on the flag of Kenya are depicted

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in three colours - black, white, and...?

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-Maroon?

-Yes, red.

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The flag of Luxembourg is almost identical to that of a nearby country to the north.

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Which country?

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-Denmark?

-Netherlands.

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What was the name of the South American liberation leader, credited with the basic

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yellow, blue and red design on the flag of Venezuela?

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He died in 1816.

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HE SIGHS

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Pass.

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Which country declared independence from Serbia in 2008, and adopted

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the flag that shows six white stars in an arc, above a golden map on a blue field,

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to represent its six major ethnic groups?

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-Montenegro?

-Ah, close - Kosovo.

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You have three passes there, Colin.

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The name of the South American liberation leader

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was Francisco de Miranda.

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Georgia is the republic that adopted the so-called five crosses flag.

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And the Pillars of Hercules are those pillars representing,

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or rather supporting, the country's shield on the flag of Spain.

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Colin, you have nine points.

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APPLAUSE

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And our final contender, please.

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-And your name is?

-Simon Cottee.

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-Your occupation?

-I'm an accountant.

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-And your chosen subject?

-The colour films of Danny Kaye.

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The colour films of Danny Kaye, in two minutes, starting now.

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In which 1944 film does Danny Kaye play the character of Danny Weems?

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It was his first full-length feature.

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-Up In Arms.

-Yep.

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In The Court Jester, which prospective husband, suggested by the King, is rejected

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by Princess Gwendolyn, who describes him as "grim, grisly, and gruesome"?

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-Sir Griswold.

-Yep.

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In On The Riviera, how much is Kaye's character paid

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to attend a party and impersonate his lookalike, the aviator, Henri Duran?

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500.

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No, it was half a million francs.

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In White Christmas, Kaye and Bing Crosby lip-synch

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to a duet by Vera-Ellen and Rosemary Clooney in order to help the girls avoid arrest.

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Which duet?

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-Sisters.

-Yes.

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In The Court Jester, when the King makes unwelcome advances to Maid Jean,

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she discourages him by saying she has an unpleasant disease. What disease?

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-Leprosy?

-Breckenridge's Scourge.

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Which musician plays himself in both The Five Pennies and A Song Is Born?

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-Louis Armstrong.

-Yes.

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In The Inspector General, Georgi is illiterate, and asks Yakov to read him a letter.

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What does Yakov tell Georgi that PS stands for?

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Pass.

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Which band leader plays the role of Professor Magenbruch in A Song Is Born,

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alongside several famous musicians, who play themselves?

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-Billy Goodman.

-Yep.

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In Knock On Wood, Kaye plays a ventriloquist who's being followed by agents

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because the blueprints for a secret weapon are hidden inside his two dummies.

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What is the weapon called?

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-Lafayette XV27.

-Exactly.

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In The Court Jester, the King is a usurper, and the true King is a baby

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who has a birthmark that proves he is from the royal bloodline.

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What is the birthmark called?

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-The Purple Pimpernel.

-Yep.

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In The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, Tubby Wadsworth gives Walter a book as a present.

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What does the book unexpectedly contain?

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Pass.

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Which choreographer directed Merry Andrew, in which Kaye plays an English schoolmaster,

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who leaves to become a circus clown?

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-Michael Kidd?

-Yes.

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Kaye plays Hans Christian Andersen, who distracts the children of Odense from

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going to school by telling them stories.

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What is Andersen's trade in the film?

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-He's a cobbler.

-He is.

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Who was originally selected to direct The Madwoman Of Chaillot, but left

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the project shortly before filming started?

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He was replaced by Bryan Forbes.

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-Orson Welles?

-It was John Huston.

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Two passes.

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That book contained sneezing powder.

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And PS stands for "Please, sweetheart".

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There you go. Simon, you have nine points.

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APPLAUSE

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So, that's the first round. A nice, wide spread of scores.

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Let's have a look at them all.

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In fourth place, seven points, Ian Dunn.

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Joint second place, nine points apiece,

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Colin Atkin and Simon Cottee.

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First place, with 15 points, Christine Quigley.

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APPLAUSE

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Round 2 now, general knowledge, 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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The person with the fewer passes is the winner.

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And 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 Ian to join us again, please.

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You start out with seven points on your knowledge of the Gospels.

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Two and a half minutes for general knowledge, of course,

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so plenty of time to catch up. Here we go, starting now.

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What is the name of the stone below the southern ramparts of a castle in County Cork,

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which is said to give eloquence to those who kiss it?

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-The Blarney Stone?

-Yep.

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Svetlana Alliluyeva defected to America in the spring of 1967.

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She was the only daughter of whom?

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-Lenin?

-Stalin.

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What name do we give to the Sunday in the middle of Lent when domestic servants,

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especially daughters, were traditionally given the day off to visit their family?

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Erm...

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-Mothering Sunday?

-Yes.

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Which MP prompted a by-election when he resigned his seat in January 2017

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to become the director of the Victoria and Albert Museum?

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He had been a critic of Jeremy Corbyn.

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-Tristram Hunt.

-Yes.

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What two-word term, originally used by the American military,

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describes the gradual widening of the aims, roles and activities of a project?

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Pass.

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In which joint of the body are the collateral and cruciate ligaments?

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Erm...

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-The leg?

-The knee.

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The title character of a 1994 Oscar-winning film, played by Tom Hanks,

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turns up at many historic moments. What film?

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-Forrest Gump.

-Yep.

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Vic Reeves was backed by which group on his 1991 UK chart-topping single, Dizzy?

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-The Wonder Stuff.

-Yes.

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By what name is the Spanish football club, whose name translates as

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the Royal Society Football Club of San Sebastian, generally known?

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-Real Madrid?

-Real Sociedad.

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Which current Radio 2 DJ married the record producer Fatboy Slim,

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in Somerset in August 1999?

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Pass.

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Which member of the Finch family, noted for its singing,

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gets its name from its supposed liking for flax seeds?

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-Goldfinch?

-Linnet.

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The Statue of Liberty was a gift to the people of America from which country?

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-France.

-Yep.

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What is the name of the writer, born in Cleckheaton in West Yorkshire in 1935,

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who created the Mr Men and Little Miss series of characters?

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-Roger Hargreaves.

-Yep.

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In David Copperfield, what does Mr Micawber say results if annual income is £20

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and annual expenditure is £19, 19 shillings and sixpence?

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-Happiness?

-Yes.

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In an American television series, Don Johnson played a Miami-based police detective

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who lived on a boat called the St Vitus Dance, with his pet alligator, Elvis.

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What was the detective's name?

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-Magnum?

-Sonny Crockett.

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What part of the clove tree is dried and used as a spice and food preservative?

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-The seed?

-The flower bud.

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What is the largest city in the state of California?

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Erm...

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-San Francisco?

-Los Angeles.

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Which of the so-called Three Tenors made a triumphant comeback to the operatic stage

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in 1989 after he had been diagnosed with leukaemia two years earlier?

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-Pavarotti?

-Ah, could have been, it wasn't.

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It was Jose Carreras.

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You have two passes.

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That Radio 2 DJ who married Fatboy Slim was Zoe Ball.

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And the term used to describe the gradual widening of a project,

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the aims of the project - mission creep.

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-Ah.

-You have, Ian, 15 points.

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APPLAUSE

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And now, Colin again, please.

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And you, Colin, start out with nine points.

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Let's see how you do. 15 is so far the score to beat.

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Here we go.

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In Greek mythology, what precious object did Jason and the Argonauts go in search of?

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-Golden Fleece.

-Yes.

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Sagarmatha, generally said to mean "forehead in the sky",

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is the Nepalese name for which mountain?

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-Mount Everest.

-Yes.

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Which art gallery was initially established in 1897 as the National Gallery of British Art

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under the National Gallery trustees?

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Pass.

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Who stood down as Britain's Prime Minister in November 1990 after failing to achieve

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enough support in the second round of a Conservative Party leadership election?

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-Margaret Thatcher.

-Yep.

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Beta-carotene, a red-orange pigment that gives many plants and vegetables

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their colour, is converted into which vitamin when it's taken in by the body?

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-Vitamin C?

-Vitamin A.

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In which television series first shown in 2010 does

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Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes lead a group of survivors who struggle

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to stay alive in a world overrun by the undead?

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The Walking Dead.

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What is the name of the village on the slopes of the Mount of Olives

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where Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead?

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-Sinai.

-Bethany.

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What name is given to complete or partial

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abstinence from food as part of a religious observance?

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Fast.

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In which Verdi opera do the gypsies sing the Anvil Chorus

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as they celebrate their return to work?

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Il Trovator.

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Yes, Il Trovatore.

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Whiff-whaff, played by Victorian gentlemen with cigar boxes as bats

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and balls made from champagne corks, was an early form of which game?

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-Ping-pong.

-Yes, or table tennis.

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By what name is the building that has the address

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1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC, generally known?

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The White House.

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The Angel Choir, which gets its name from the carved figures that adorn its arches,

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is a feature of which cathedral in eastern England?

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-Salisbury?

-Lincoln.

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Gary Barlow is the lead singer and principal songwriter

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of which band, now reduced to three members?

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Take That.

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Who was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her role as Susie Diamond,

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the singer who causes tension between two piano-playing brothers

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in the 1989 film The Fabulous Baker Boys?

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Pass.

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Which of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

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was on an island at Alexandria in Egypt?

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Pass.

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What famous racecourse is bounded on one side by the Leeds-Liverpool Canal

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and split in two by Melling Road?

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Aintree.

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In America, the deep-fried sugared pastry known as beignet

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is particularly associated with which state?

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Louisiana?

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What is the name of the primate found in the wild in Indonesia and Malaysia

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which is a semi-solitary animal, in contrast to other apes and monkeys

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that live in large family groups?

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-Gibbon?

-Orangutan.

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The Younger Edda and the Older Edda

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are collections of the ancient literature of which country?

0:19:020:19:04

BEEP

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-Greece?

-No, Iceland.

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You had three passes there, Colin.

0:19:100:19:13

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World,

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Alexandria is a lighthouse on Pharos.

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Who was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar?

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It was Michelle Pfeiffer, who caused tension in The Fabulous Baker Boys.

0:19:200:19:25

And that art gallery established in 1897 - The Tate.

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Colin, you now have a total of 20 points.

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APPLAUSE

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And now, Simon again, please.

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And, Simon, you scored nine points in the first round.

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The score to beat now is 20.

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Let's see if you can do that in two and a half minutes, starting now.

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What is the surname of the television journalists David and Jonathan,

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whose father, Richard, was also a broadcaster?

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Dimbleby.

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Which British king was the only son

0:20:020:20:04

of Mary, Queen of Scots and Lord Darnley?

0:20:040:20:07

Pass.

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What Spanish exclamation expressing surprise or pain has been popularised

0:20:080:20:12

by the television character Bart Simpson?

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-Ay, caramba.

-Ay, caramba.

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The Forest of Bowland, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

0:20:180:20:22

in 1964, is in which English county?

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-Shropshire.

-Lancashire.

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In which constellation are there seven bright stars

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known by a variety of names,

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such as the Plough and the Big Dipper?

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Ursa Major.

0:20:350:20:37

What is the name of the former military policeman

0:20:370:20:39

played by Tom Cruise in the 2016 film Never Go Back?

0:20:390:20:43

Pass.

0:20:430:20:45

What canal, UNESCO World Heritage site,

0:20:450:20:47

links the Bay of Biscay with the Mediterranean Sea?

0:20:470:20:51

Pass.

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What animal is Miffy in children's books written and illustrated

0:20:520:20:56

by the Dutch writer Dick Bruna?

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A rabbit.

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Which band released consecutive albums in the 1970s called

0:20:590:21:02

A Night At The Opera and A Day At The Races?

0:21:020:21:04

Queen.

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What was the name of the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1533 to 1556,

0:21:050:21:09

who compiled the first Anglican Book Of Common Prayer?

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He was burned at the stake in March '56.

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-Cardinal Wolsey.

-Cranmer.

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What name that comes from the Persian for wool

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is given to find shawls made from cashmere and silk?

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Pashmina.

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Who did Theresa May appoint as her successor as Home Secretary

0:21:240:21:27

when she became Conservative Party leader in July 2016?

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Amber Rudd.

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Which species of semi-aquatic boa with the scientific name Eunectes murinus

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is found in tropical South America and is one of the world's heaviest snakes?

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-Boa constrictor.

-Anaconda.

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John Hinckley Jr shot Ronald Reagan in March 1981,

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claiming he was trying to impress an actress. Which actress?

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Jodie Foster.

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Whose television roles include Reverend Duchemin in Parade's End,

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Tom Builder in The Pillars of the Earth

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and Lord Melbourne in the 2016 series Victoria?

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-Colin Firth.

-Rufus Sewell.

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Which American city is the home of the Cubs baseball team?

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They won the World Series title in 2016 for the first time since 1908.

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Chicago.

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By what name was the Mariinsky Theatre

0:22:120:22:14

and Ballet in St Petersburg known between 1935 and '91?

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-Bolshoi Ballet.

-The Kirov.

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What plant with long stalks which are used in desserts

0:22:200:22:23

was probably first introduced to Britain in the 16th century?

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-Pass.

-BEEP

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Well, I can tell you,

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because your time is now up - rhubarb.

0:22:310:22:33

Yeah. I know, been around a long time.

0:22:340:22:37

You had three passes.

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That canal, the UNESCO World Heritage site, is the Canal du Midi.

0:22:390:22:43

Jack Reacher was the name of the former military policeman

0:22:430:22:46

played by Tom Cruise,

0:22:460:22:47

and that British king,

0:22:470:22:49

the only son of Mary, Queen of Scots and Lord Darnley,

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James I.

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

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APPLAUSE

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And finally, Christine again, please.

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And you start out with a whopping 15 points.

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20 is the score to beat.

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So, let us see how you do. Here we go.

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Which American singer and actress gave birth to her first child,

0:23:190:23:22

a girl called Lourdes Maria, on 14th October 1996?

0:23:220:23:25

Madonna.

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The ruins of an observatory established in 1883

0:23:270:23:29

by the Scottish Meteorological Society

0:23:290:23:31

are near the summit of which Scottish mountain?

0:23:310:23:34

Pass.

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Who was the last British athlete to win the Olympic Men's 100 metres title in '92?

0:23:350:23:40

Linford Christie.

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What spirit, along with cherry brandy,

0:23:410:23:43

is an essential alcohol ingredient of a Singapore Sling?

0:23:430:23:47

-Gin.

-Which country's parliament consists of an upper house called the Senate

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and a lower house called the Dail, which both meet in Leinster House?

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Republic of Ireland.

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Who won the 2003 Best Actress Oscar for playing

0:23:550:23:58

the murderer Aileen Wuornos in the film Monster?

0:23:580:24:01

Charlize Theron.

0:24:020:24:04

The Schonbrunn Palace gives its name to the shade of yellow in which

0:24:040:24:07

many of its rooms are painted. In which European capital city is the palace?

0:24:070:24:10

Vienna.

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In June 2011, which Nobel Peace Prize winner

0:24:120:24:15

and dissident revealed that listening to the BBC World Service

0:24:150:24:17

while under house arrest made her world much more complete?

0:24:170:24:21

Aung San Suu Kyi.

0:24:210:24:22

The oldest printed collection of some seasonal songs

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come from Wynkyn de Worde in 1521.

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Which seasonal songs?

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-Christmas.

-Yeah, Christmas carols.

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What caused the Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin to declare

0:24:320:24:35

a state of emergency in May 1926?

0:24:350:24:38

Pass.

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The elderly curator of the Louvre Museum in Paris is found

0:24:390:24:42

murdered at the start of which novel by Dan Brown?

0:24:420:24:44

The Da Vinci Code.

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What is the third major religion in China,

0:24:460:24:48

along with Buddhism and Confucianism?

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Its name comes from the Chinese for "way".

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-Daoism.

-Yeah. Or Taoism.

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Which artist is buried in the crypt in a museum dedicated to him in Figueres, Spain?

0:24:540:25:00

-Picasso.

-Dali.

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Pied, grey and yellow are species of a native insect-eating bird

0:25:020:25:05

whose name comes from the constant characteristic movement it makes.

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Which bird?

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-Wagtail.

-Which UK rock band entered the album charts at number one

0:25:090:25:13

for the third time in June 2001 with Amnesiac?

0:25:130:25:17

Radiohead.

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What word that now means a disorderly and chaotic scene

0:25:180:25:21

did John Milton coin for the capital of Hell in Paradise Lost?

0:25:210:25:24

-Discorda.

-Pandemonium.

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The name of which currency comes from the German word Joachimsthaler,

0:25:270:25:31

a coin from the silver mine Joachimsthal?

0:25:310:25:34

Pass.

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"It's the way I tell 'em," and, "It's a cracker,"

0:25:350:25:37

were the catchphrases of which Belfast-born comedian?

0:25:370:25:41

Pass.

0:25:410:25:42

What term is used for the zero-gravity condition experienced by space travellers?

0:25:420:25:46

Pass.

0:25:480:25:49

Don Basilio and Count Almaviva

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BEEP are characters in Mozart opera the Marriage Of Figaro

0:25:510:25:54

and in which opera by Rossini?

0:25:540:25:56

-Pass.

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

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It is The Barber of Seville.

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And I'll tell you your other passes.

0:26:010:26:02

You'll be really cross about this one.

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That term used from zero gravity experienced by space travellers -

0:26:040:26:06

-weightlessness.

-Yeah.

0:26:060:26:08

Frank Carson liked those particular catchphrases,

0:26:080:26:11

"It's the way I tell 'em," and, "It's a cracker."

0:26:110:26:13

The name of that currency that comes from the German word Joachimsthaler

0:26:130:26:17

is the dollar.

0:26:170:26:19

Prime Minister Baldwin declared a state of emergency

0:26:190:26:22

because of the general strike,

0:26:220:26:24

and the ruins of that observatory

0:26:240:26:26

established in 1883 are near the summit of Ben Nevis.

0:26:260:26:29

Anyway, no problem with the passes, Christine,

0:26:290:26:32

because you have a score of 27 points.

0:26:320:26:37

APPLAUSE

0:26:370:26:40

Well, there we are. A clear winner.

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Let us have a look at all the scores.

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In fourth place, 15 points, Ian Dunn,

0:26:520:26:54

third place, 18 points, Simon Cottee,

0:26:540:26:56

second place, 20 points, Colin Atkin,

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and in first place,

0:26:580:27:00

with those 27 points, Christine Quigley.

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

0:27:140:27:17

and she goes through to the semifinals. Congratulations to her.

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0:27:200:27:23

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0:27:330:27:35

John Humphrys presents another episode of the classic quiz. Subjects tonight are the four Gospels, Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam trilogy, flags of the world and the colour films of Danny Kaye.