Episode 26 Mastermind


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Episode 26

John Humphrys presents another semi-final of the classic quiz. The subjects are Frasier, Warrington RLFC, Absolutely Fabulous, Jane Austen and Erik Satie.


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First in the spotlight tonight, Adam Gilchrist,

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a broadcaster from London.

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His specialist subject, the sitcom Frasier.

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Cliff Houghton is a retired brewer from Warrington.

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His subject, Warrington Rugby League.

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Next in the black chair, Chris Cummins,

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a university lecturer from Edinburgh.

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His subject, another sitcom, Absolutely Fabulous.

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Madeline Grant is a website manager from London,

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and she's answering questions on Jane Austen.

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And Alfred Williams, curator from East Yorkshire,

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on the French composer Erik Satie.

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APPLAUSE

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

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Tonight, five semifinalists have been here before, of course,

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but an even bigger challenge now awaits.

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Tonight's winner goes through to the grand final.

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They will get only a minute and a half of questions

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on their specialist subject and then two minutes

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on their general knowledge,

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so let's get on with it and ask our first contender to join us, please.

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And your name is?

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Adam Gilchrist.

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Your occupation?

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Broadcaster.

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And your chosen subject?

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-Frasier.

-Frasier.

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90 seconds, starting now.

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What the name of Niles' wife, who is described by Frasier

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in the pilot episode as "like the sun except without the warmth"?

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Maris.

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Yes. In Room Full Of Heroes, Frasier throws a fancy dress party

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and asks everyone to come dressed as their hero.

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Whom does Niles come dressed us?

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-His father.

-Yeah.

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The mayor of Seattle stages a Fraser Crane Day Rally

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to celebrate the 1,000th episode of Frasier's radio show

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at the foot of which landmark?

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The Space Needle.

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Frasier delivers the speech at his son's Bar Mitzvah,

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not in Hebrew as he'd been told, but in what other language?

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-Klingon.

-In which Seattle condominium block does Frasier

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live in apartment 1901?

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Elliott Bay Towers.

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Who makes a guest appearance as Jackson Hedley,

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the former classical actor

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who introduced a young Frasier to the works of Shakespeare?

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Pass.

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In The Two Mrs Cranes,

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Daphne's old fiancee, Clive, comes to Seattle to win her back.

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What does Martin tell him was his occupation before his retirement?

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-Astronaut.

-What is the name of Frasier's agent

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who tries to give up smoking in order to marry the radio

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station's new owner, the Texan millionaire nicknamed Big Willy?

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Bebe Glazer.

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Frasier and Niles take over Orcini's restaurant to stop it

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going out of business. What new name do they give it?

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Les Freres Heureux.

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Which real life singer-songwriter

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plays Ben, whose performances at Cafe Nervosa

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force the Crane brothers to try a different coffee shop?

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Elvis Costello.

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In the episode Author, Author

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Fraser agrees to co-write a book

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with Niles on what theme?

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Psychiatry.

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No, sibling relationships.

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What item of furniture is brought into Frasier's

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apartment in the pilot episode and removed just before Frasier

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accepts the San Francisco job...

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BEEP ..at the end of the final series?

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His father's horrible chair.

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Yes, Martin's armchair, exactly right.

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Just one pass.

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That former classical actor was Sir Derek Jacobi.

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You have scored though, Adam, ten points.

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APPLAUSE

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And our next contender, please.

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And your name is?

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-Cliff Houghton.

-Your occupation?

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-Retired brewer.

-And your chosen subject?

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Warrington Rugby League Club.

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In 90 seconds, here we go.

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When Warrington won the League and Cup double in 1954

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their Challenge Cup Final at Wembley was a draw.

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An estimated 120,000 people watched Warrington win the replay

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at what stadium?

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Odsal.

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Which Warrington player won the Lance Todd Trophy

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for his Man of the Match performance

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in both the 1950 and '54 Challenge Cup Finals?

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Gerry Helme.

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Warrington won their first match by five points to four in the

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Northern Union in 1895. Which team did they beat?

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-Hunslet.

-Who bought a controlling interest

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and became Chairman of Warrington Rugby League club in May '71?

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Simon Moran.

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Ossie Davies.

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In December 1929 Warrington beat the Australian touring team

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by 17 points to eight.

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Who scored all of Warrington's points?

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Tommy Thompson.

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Yeah. How many successive Super League games did Warrington

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lose at the start of the 2017 season, before they gained

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their first point with a 22-all draw with Hull FC?

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Six.

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In August 1983, which car radio manufacturer became the first

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company to sponsor Warrington Rugby League team's shirts?

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Sparkomatic.

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Who scored for Warrington in every one of their 2008 Super League

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matches and in both of their Challenge Cup matches?

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Chris Hicks.

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Who is the only Warrington player to have scored more than 200 tries

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and more than 200 goals for the club?

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Jack Fish.

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In the Rugby League Challenge Cup match played on the

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20th May 2011, Warrington scored 112 points.

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How many did Swinton score?

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Nil.

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Yes! Who scored three tries and kicked ten goals for Warrington

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in their final game at the Wilderspool Stadium

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in September 2003?

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Graham Appo.

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Which British Lions Rugby Union player signed professional

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terms with Warrington in 1973?

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BEEP He scored a try in his first match against Castleford.

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Martin Regan?

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No, it was John Bevan.

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However, you've scored, Cliff, ten points.

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APPLAUSE

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And our next contender, please.

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And your name is?

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-Chris Cummins.

-Your occupation?

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University lecturer.

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And your chosen subject?

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-Absolutely Fabulous.

-Absolutely Fabulous.

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90 seconds, here we go.

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In the episode Fat, what does Eddie's mother reply

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when Eddie declares, "Inside of me,

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"there's a thin person just screaming to get out"?

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"Just the one, dear?"

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What implement does Eddie use to put out the 40 candles on her

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birthday cake in series one?

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Fire extinguisher.

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When Saffy returns from two years in prison she's surprised to learn

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that Eddie is watching a

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foreign television programme with subtitles. Which programme?

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The Killing.

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In Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, whose name is attached

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to the brick thrown through Eddie's window?

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Stella McCartney.

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Eddie goes on a detox diet in the episode Donkey

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and says her ambition is that in three weeks' time

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she will be on the cusp of what?

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Pass.

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Which celebrity client of Eddie's was at school with Saffy

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and remembers her as "a brilliant head girl?"

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-Emma Bunton.

-In the episode Fear, Eddie interrupts Saffy during a

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university lecture because she needs Saffy's help to use what implement?

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Coffee maker?

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No - a can opener. When the television presenter Katy Grin

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appears on Comic Relief covered in green gunk,

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she says that she will have whose guts for garters?

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-Dawn French.

-At the book club meeting,

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Mariella Frostrup tries to encourage a five minute literary

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discussion on the pocket-sized, abridged version of what book?

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The Picture Of Dorian Gray.

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When Saffy and Gran are preparing food for the New Year's Eve party,

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Eddie arrives on rollerblades

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and announces that her resolution for 1995 will be to have more...?

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Fun.

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In the episode Iso Tank, what does Eddie threaten to get

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from abroad if she's not allowed to go to Saffy's sixth form open day?

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A Romanian baby.

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What publication does Patsy describe as the

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"Who's who and the what's left of the British aristocracy",

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while she and Eddie are on a hunting weekend that cost £30,000?

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Debretts.

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BEEP Gran makes a sign saying,

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"It's me, dears" to hold up at the airport for her friends Mac

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and Millie who are arriving on a flight from which American city?

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Miami.

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No, you're very close, actually - Orlando.

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So in the right state, at any rate.

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You had one pass.

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When Eddie went on that detox diet she said

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in three weeks' time she'll be on the cusp of organ failure.

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You remember it now.

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Chris, you also have ten points.

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APPLAUSE

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And our next contender, please.

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And your name is?

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Madeline Grant.

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Your occupation?

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Website manager.

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And your chosen subject?

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The life and novels of Jane Austen.

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Jane Austen, in 90 seconds. Here we go.

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In 1811, what was the first of Jane Austen's novels to be published?

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Her brother Henry had made the initial contact with the publishers,

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Egerton's of Whitehall.

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Sense And Sensibility.

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In Emma, when the party was unable to go to Box Hill after

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a horse became lame, Mr Knightley proposes

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they pick fruit in his garden at Donwell instead. Which fruit?

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-Strawberry.

-Which breed of dog does Lady Bertram own in Mansfield Park?

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She appears to love it more than her children.

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-Pug.

-What was the name of the Irish law student with whom Austen danced

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while he was staying near her home in Steventon?

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He was sent away by his family

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when it became clear they were falling in love.

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Tom Lefroy.

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In an attempt to win Mr Darcy's favour, who says,

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"There is no enjoyment like reading"?

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Caroline Bingley.

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To which member of the royal family did Austen reluctantly dedicate

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Emma after she had visited his library at Carlton House?

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-Prince Regent.

-In Persuasion, what is the title of the only book that

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Sir Walter Elliot of Kellynch Hall ever took up?

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The Baronetcy.

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No, The Baronetage.

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Whom does the odious clergyman Mr Collins marry after

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Elizabeth Bennet has rejected him in Pride and Prejudice?

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Charlotte Lucas.

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What is the name of the street in Winchester where Austen

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and her sister, Cassandra, took rooms so that Austen could be

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nearer to her surgeon Mr Lyford shortly before her death?

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-Pass.

-What is the name of the clergyman whom Emma Woodhouse tries

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to persuade to marry her friend, Harriet Smith?

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She fails to realise that he intends to propose to Emma herself.

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Mr Elton.

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In Sense And Sensibility, which of Shakespeare's plays was read

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by the Dashwoods with Mr Willoughby before he was called away?

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-Hamlet.

-To which Hampshire village did Austen's mother

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and her daughters move in 1808 to a former bailiff's cottage?

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-Chawton.

-In Mansfield Park,

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when Sir Thomas Bertram orders a ball to be...

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BEEP ..held for Fanny Price and her brother William, the only piece of

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jewellery that Fanny has to wear is an item that William had given her.

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What is it?

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-An amber cross.

-It is indeed.

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And you had one pass.

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The name of that street in Winchester was College Street.

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Madeline, you have 11 points.

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APPLAUSE

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And our final contender, please.

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And your name is?

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-Alfred Williams.

-Your occupation?

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Assistant curator.

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And your specialist subject?

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The life and music of Erik Satie.

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Erik Satie, in 90 seconds. Here we go.

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The French composer Erik Satie was known by a nickname after

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he bought seven identical suits from a department store in 1895.

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What was it?

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The Velvet Gentleman.

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What instrument does Satie play in an 1891 sketch by the Catalan

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painter Santiago Rusinol?

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Harmonium.

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From which of Plato's Dialogues did Satie take the text for

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Les bords de L'lissus, the second part of his symphonic drama Socrate?

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Phaedrus?

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What is the name of the unfashionable suburb of Paris

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that became Satie's home after 1898?

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Arcueil.

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Satie joined the French Socialist Party in August 1914

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after the assassination of a socialist leader. What was his name?

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Jean Jaures-Freis?

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No - Jean Jaures.

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What was the name of the cult associated with the French

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novelist and mystic Sar Josephin Peladan that Satie was linked with?

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-Rosicrucianism.

-Which composer's music was quoted

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and parodied by Satie in his piano work Sonatine Bureaucratique?

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-Clementi.

-What is the title of the short manifesto by Jean Cocteau

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that claimed that Satie was an ideal model for young French composers?

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Le Coq Et L'arlequin.

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Which of his works did Satie describe in the score

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as "utterly incomprehensible, even to me"?

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Vexations?

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Embryons Desseches.

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What is the title of the deliberately

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provocative 1917 ballet that Satie created with Cocteau, Picasso

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and Massine for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes?

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-Parade.

-Which celebrated composer orchestrated the first

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and third of Satie's piano compositions Trois Gymnopedies?

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-Debussy.

-Which music critic was Satie convicted of libelling?

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He was sentenced to a week in prison

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but that was later suspended on a promise of good behaviour.

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-Poueigh.

-What unusual percussion instrument is

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required in the music for acrobats in Part Three of Parade?

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-BEEP

-Siren?

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The bouteillophone.

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Ah!

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No passes, Alfred. You have scored ten points.

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APPLAUSE

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Well, that is a very close contest.

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Let's have a look at all of the scores.

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In joint second place, ten points apiece, Adam, Cliff,

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Chris and Alfred.

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In first place with 11 points, Madeline.

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APPLAUSE

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So, it is the general knowledge round now,

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and if there's a tie at the end of it,

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

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

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

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Right.

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You have ten points, but then, so does almost everybody else,

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to start this round with.

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So here we go.

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Which is the only county that shares a border with Cornwall?

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Devon.

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The name of which maidens of Norse mythology means

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"chooser of the slain" because they determined which fighters

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were worthy of a place in Valhalla?

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-Pass.

-A hippophagist is someone who eats the meat of what animal?

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Er, carnivores.

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Horse.

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Which island republic, along with the Bahamas,

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is separated from the Florida Keys by the Straits of Florida?

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-Cuba.

-What is the popular name for Chlorophytum,

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a house-plant of African origin that has long, thin,

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green leaves with a light stripe down the middle?

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An egg plant.

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Spider plant. Frederick Clegg is the title character of John Fowles'

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debut novel, which was made into a film that stars Terence Stamp.

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What's the book's title?

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-The Collector.

-What historic site

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on the Thames near Egham has a name

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that comes from the Old English for "meadow where councils are held"?

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Magna Carta was sealed there in 1215.

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-Runnymede.

-Ivan Petrovich Voinitski is known by the familiar

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form of his forename in the title of which Chekhov play?

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Ivan The Terrible?

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Uncle Vanya. Who gave the name Etruria to the pottery factory

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in the Stoke-on-Trent area that he opened

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with his partner Thomas Bentley in 1769?

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-Wedgwood.

-In which 1963 film does Paul Newman play the title role

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of the arrogant and egotistical son of a proud Texas rancher?

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-Hud.

-Who wrote the 1957 Pulitzer Prize winning book,

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Profiles In Courage, an account of eight American senators

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who defied popular opinion on matters of conscience?

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Truman Capote.

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John F Kennedy. In 1990,

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the former Czechoslovakia National Football Coach Doctor Jozef Venglos

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became the first foreign manager in English football's top flight.

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Which club did he take over for one unsuccessful season?

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Tottenham.

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Aston Villa.

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The metacarpals are bones found in what part of the human body?

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-The hands...

-Yes.

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In The Simpsons, which actress provided the voice of Maggie

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when she spoke her first word, "Daddy"?

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-Pass.

-Who became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic

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in May 1932?

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Amelia Earheart.

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A diarist and fervent admirer of Margaret Thatcher

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was accused of being drunk on his first appearance at the dispatch

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box in the House of Commons soon after he was made a Parliamentary

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-Under-Secretary in 1983. What was his name?

-Pass.

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BEEP What word for a shallow wooden basket for carrying flowers,

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fruit or other produce, is thought to be a dialect version of trough?

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A...

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Go on, I'll put you out of your misery, shall I?

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Yeah. A dish. No idea!

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No, it was a trug.

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The other passes - Alan Clark was that diarist.

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Elizabeth Taylor was that actor in The Simpsons.

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And those maidens of Norse mythology were the Valkyries.

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You've scored a total now, Adam, of 18 points.

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APPLAUSE

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And now Cliff again, please.

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And another ten-pointer, as it were,

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and 18 is the score to beat as it stands,

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and you have two minutes in which to try to do it. Here we go.

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The Tynwald Court is the Parliament of which of the British Isles?

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Isle Of Man.

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What name of Greek origin is given to subnormal body temperature

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caused by prolonged natural exposure to cold or artificially

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induced before surgery?

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Hypothermia.

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What suffix that means "of the king" has been

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added over the years to a number of English towns and villages?

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Royal.

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Regis. In the television series Till Death Us Do Part, which irritable

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television character referred to his wife Elsie as "a silly old moo"?

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Alf Garnett.

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What's the name of the Trojan prince whose story is

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told in the epic poem by Virgil?

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Paris?

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Aeneas. What proposed policy did Aneurin Bevan tell

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the 1957 Labour Party Conference would send a future

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foreign secretary "naked into the conference chamber"?

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Pass.

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Who received an Oscar nomination for the title role

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of John Merrick in the 1980 film The Elephant Man?

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John Hurt.

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What adjective was invented by Edward Lear and used by him

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to describe a hat, a cat, a goose and most famously

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the eating implement used by the Owl And The Pussycat?

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Runcible.

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Hotchi-witchi is the Romany name for what small, spiny animal?

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Hedgehog.

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Which British racing driver who retired at the end

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of the 2016 season made a one-off return for the

0:17:240:17:27

Monaco Grand Prix in May 2017 as a replacement for Fernando Alonso?

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Jenson Button.

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Of what republic on the Arabian peninsula is the former

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British colony of Aden a part?

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-Yemen.

-What English name is given to thin slices of beef rolled

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around a stuffing and braised, often in a combination of wine and stock?

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Pastrami.

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Beef olives.

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In about 1527, to whom did Henry the Eighth write a letter that said that

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"for above a whole year" he had been "stricken with the dart of love"?

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MUTTERS

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Anne Boleyn.

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Which former Conservative MP and media personality announced

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she was leaving her first husband Ray in 1997 about the same time

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as her novel She's Leaving Home was published?

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Um...

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Currie, Edwina Currie.

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For how many years must the spirit mature in oak casks before it

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-can officially be designated as Scotch whisky?

-Three.

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BEEP Outside what royal palace in St Petersburg were

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hundreds of unarmed demonstrators killed by troops as they

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marched to it in January 1905 in what became known as Bloody Sunday?

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Hermitage?

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The Winter Palace.

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You have one pass, Cliff.

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The policy Bevan was referring to was unilateral nuclear disarmament.

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You have a total now, though, of 20 points.

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APPLAUSE

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And now Chris again, please.

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And another ten-pointer. 20 is now the score to beat, so here we go.

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What word for a song used especially in religious worship

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comes from the Greek for "a song or ode in praise of gods or heroes"?

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-Hymn?

-What is the slowest of the four strokes used in

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competitive swimming?

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-Breaststroke.

-What is the name of the centrist political party

0:19:100:19:13

founded in April 2016 by Emmanuel Macron,

0:19:130:19:16

the winner of the 2017 French Presidential Election?

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En Marche.

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The Waverley series of historical novels were published anonymously

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from 1814 until 1827, when the author's identity became known.

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Who wrote them?

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-Scott.

-Which Greek-born Spanish artist's best-known painting,

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The Burial Of Count Orgaz, is now in the Church of Santo Tome in Toledo?

0:19:320:19:36

-El Greco.

-What French term is used for food cooked

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in sealed greaseproof paper or foil?

0:19:390:19:41

Pass.

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What was the name of Debbie Reynolds's daughter, whose novel

0:19:420:19:45

Postcards From The Edge was made

0:19:450:19:46

into a film starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine?

0:19:460:19:49

Carrie Fisher.

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In women's football, which team completed a domestic treble in

0:19:500:19:53

May 2017 when they beat Birmingham City in the FA Cup Final at Wembley?

0:19:530:19:56

-Manchester City?

-Which English city's Minster dedicated to St Peter

0:19:560:20:00

is the British Isles' largest Gothic cathedral?

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-York.

-The Egyptian Mau is a breed of what domestic animal?

0:20:020:20:06

-Cat?

-Which novelist, poet

0:20:060:20:08

and critic who died in 1995 was the author of The Old Devils?

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One of his sons is also a well-known writer.

0:20:110:20:13

-Pass.

-What musical instrument was Patrick Troughton well known

0:20:130:20:16

for playing when he appeared as the second Doctor

0:20:160:20:18

in the television series Dr Who?

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Harmonica?

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A recorder. Who died on the 1st of May 1873 in Chitambo, what is now

0:20:210:20:25

Zambia, during his obsessive search for the source of the River Nile?

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Livingstone?

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Which metallic element with the atomic number 24

0:20:310:20:33

is used in alloys to increase strength and corrosion resistance?

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Titanium?

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Chromium. What word for an entertainer who specialises

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in tossing and catching items such as balls

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and plates comes from the medieval French for such a person?

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Juggler.

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The thylacine, a large doglike carnivorous marsupial,

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now thought to be extinct, takes its common name from the island

0:20:490:20:51

where it survived the longest. Which island?

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-Pass.

-Stinking Bishop, which gets its name and its pungent smell from

0:20:530:20:57

the perry used to wash its rind, is a variety of what foodstuff?

0:20:570:21:00

Cheese.

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BEEP Who was the last Plantagenet and Yorkist King of England?

0:21:010:21:04

Richard The Third?

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It was Richard The Third indeed.

0:21:090:21:12

You had three passes. That thylacine...

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-Tasmania.

-..was Tasmania. Absolutely right.

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Kingsley Amis was the author of The Old Devils.

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And that French term is en papillote.

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Chris, you have a total now of 23 points.

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APPLAUSE

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And now Alfred again, please.

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And another ten-pointer, and now the score to beat is 23.

0:21:400:21:44

So, here we go.

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What is the name of the 450-feet high ferris wheel on the south

0:21:460:21:49

bank of the Thames opposite Big Ben?

0:21:490:21:50

-London Eye.

-What term in Hinduism for the incarnation of a deity

0:21:500:21:54

in human or animal form has come to mean

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the representation of a person in an online environment?

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-Avatar.

-The title character of an American television series

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played by Frankie Muniz

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is a child genius who has brothers called Francis, Reese and Dewey.

0:22:020:22:05

Which series?

0:22:050:22:06

-Malcolm In The Middle.

-Which Scottish author left the novel

0:22:060:22:08

Weir Of Hermiston unfinished at his death in 1894?

0:22:080:22:11

-Robert Louis Stevenson?

-Headingley, Harehills

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and Hunslet are all districts of which English city?

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-Leeds.

-What is the name of the British athlete who completed

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the feat of winning medals at all major athletics events

0:22:180:22:21

when he won Silver medals in the 400 metres

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and the 4x400 metres relay at the '96 Olympics in Atlanta?

0:22:230:22:27

Roger Black?

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Which tiger, found primarily in the forests of eastern Russia,

0:22:280:22:31

is the largest member of the cat family?

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Siberian.

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The ruins of the ancient city of Tikal in Guatemala are one of the

0:22:340:22:37

most important archaeological sites

0:22:370:22:38

of which pre-Columbian civilisation?

0:22:380:22:40

Toltec?

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Mayan. What name that means covers or lids is given to the snacks

0:22:410:22:45

originally served with drinks in Spanish bars,

0:22:450:22:46

and now found in many other countries?

0:22:460:22:48

-Tapas.

-Who first achieved commercial success with his 1932 novel

0:22:480:22:52

Stamboul Train? It was the first of a number

0:22:520:22:54

of his works adapted for the cinema.

0:22:540:22:56

-Graham Greene.

-What do the initials LED stand for in the field

0:22:560:22:59

of electronics?

0:22:590:23:00

Light-emitting diode.

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In 1977 Madsen Pirie and the brothers Eamonn

0:23:010:23:04

and Stuart Butler founded a free-market think tank,

0:23:040:23:06

named after which 18th century Scottish economist?

0:23:060:23:08

Adam Smith.

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Who first worked as Richard Rodgers' lyricist in 1943 on the

0:23:100:23:13

Pulitzer Prize-winning stage musical Oklahoma!?

0:23:130:23:16

-Hammerstein.

-Which dukedom has held the hereditary title

0:23:160:23:19

Earl Marshal of England since 1672?

0:23:190:23:22

-Norfolk.

-Tom Hiddleston portrays which Country

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and Western singer in the 2016 film biopic I Saw The Light?

0:23:240:23:28

-Pass.

-In 1836, Sir Charles Barry, assisted by Augustus Pugin,

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won the competition to design a replacement for a building

0:23:330:23:35

that had burnt down in 1834. Which building?

0:23:350:23:38

Parliament.

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Which Greek hero tamed the flying horse Pegasus, and,

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with his help, killed the fire-breathing monster,

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the Chimaera?

0:23:440:23:45

-BEEP

-Bellerophon.

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-Ooh.

-Ooh!

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Didn't quite get to the next question,

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but there you go, that's how it works. One pass.

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Tom Hiddleston played Hank Williams.

0:23:530:23:55

You've now taken the score to beat up to 25 points.

0:23:550:23:59

APPLAUSE

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And, finally, Madeline again, please.

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So, you start out with that one extra point, you have 11,

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but the score to beat, 25.

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Two minutes in which to try to do it. Here we go.

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What name is given to trees such as conifers that are in leaf

0:24:220:24:24

throughout the year?

0:24:240:24:26

-Evergreen.

-What is the name of Donald Trump's club in

0:24:260:24:29

Palm Beach, Florida that has been called the Winter White House?

0:24:290:24:31

-Ooh, I don't know.

-Which dark comedy television programme,

0:24:310:24:34

an anthology of twisted tales first shown on BBC Two in February 2014,

0:24:340:24:39

is written by Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton?

0:24:390:24:41

-Pass.

-What is the name of the propaganda broadcaster who was

0:24:410:24:44

hanged at Wandsworth Prison in January 1946 for treason?

0:24:440:24:47

Goebbels.

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William Joyce, Lord Haw-Haw.

0:24:490:24:50

The shape of Italy is often described as a boot.

0:24:500:24:52

Which region lies in its so-called heel?

0:24:520:24:55

Calabria?

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Puglia. Who wrote the novel Black Mischief,

0:24:560:24:58

a satire on an African ruler's attempt to

0:24:580:25:00

modernize his country, after he was sent to Abyssinia by The Times

0:25:000:25:03

to cover the Coronation of the Emperor Haile Selassie in 1930?

0:25:030:25:06

Evelyn Waugh.

0:25:060:25:07

What is the name of the village in Bedfordshire where

0:25:070:25:10

the Zoological Society of London set up a Wild Animal Park in 1931?

0:25:100:25:14

Twycross?

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Whipsnade.

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Who was the ruler of the gods in the religion of ancient Rome?

0:25:160:25:20

Ooh, er... Jupiter.

0:25:200:25:22

In the 2017 film Viceroy's House,

0:25:220:25:25

who plays Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India, who has to

0:25:250:25:27

oversee India's transition from British rule to independence?

0:25:270:25:30

Nigel Havers?

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Hugh Bonneville. The 11th century Scottish Queen Gruoch

0:25:310:25:34

is portrayed by Shakespeare as which scheming character?

0:25:340:25:37

-Lady Macbeth.

-What name that comes from the Greek for fig

0:25:370:25:40

and mulberry is shared by a fig tree native to the Middle East

0:25:400:25:43

and a common British tree related to the maples of North America?

0:25:430:25:46

Mulberry?

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Sycamore. The dish that consists of a chicken breast stuffed with garlic

0:25:480:25:51

butter, coated with breadcrumbs and baked or fried,

0:25:510:25:53

is named after an Eastern European capital city. Which city?

0:25:530:25:56

-Kiev.

-Blepharitis is an inflammation

0:25:560:25:59

of what part of the face?

0:25:590:26:00

Um... Ears?

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Eyelids.

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By what name did Karol Wojtyla become known in October 1978

0:26:040:26:08

when he became Pope?

0:26:080:26:09

Sorry, I didn't hear that.

0:26:090:26:10

By what name did Karol Wojtyla become known in October 1978

0:26:100:26:14

when he became Pope?

0:26:140:26:15

John Paul the Second.

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What is the surname of Alistair and Jonathan who, in 2012,

0:26:160:26:20

became the first brothers to stand together on the winners' podium...

0:26:200:26:23

BEEP ..in an individual sport at the Olympic Games since 1908?

0:26:230:26:26

Brownlee.

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Brownlee is correct.

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You had two passes - that television programme was Inside Number 9.

0:26:290:26:33

And the name of Donald Trump's club in Palm Beach is Mar-a-Lago.

0:26:330:26:39

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

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APPLAUSE

0:26:420:26:44

So, a clear winner at the end of a very tight contest.

0:26:480:26:52

Let's have a look at all the scores.

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In joint fourth place, 18 points,

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Adam and Madeline,

0:26:550:26:57

third place, 20 points, Cliff,

0:26:570:26:59

second place, 23 points, Chris,

0:26:590:27:01

first place with 25 points, Alfred.

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APPLAUSE

0:27:040:27:06

Which means, of course, that Alfred goes through to the final.

0:27:160:27:19

Congratulations to him.

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

0:27:210:27:23

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0:27:340:27:36

John Humphrys presents another semi-final of the classic quiz. The subjects are Frasier, Warrington RLFC, Absolutely Fabulous, Jane Austen and Erik Satie.