Episode 6 Mastermind


Episode 6

John Humphrys presents another heat of the classic quiz. Subjects tonight are Australian Test cricket, James Ellroy's LA quartet, Kirsty Maccoll and King Henry VI.


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Our first contender tonight is Denis Irvine from West Sussex.

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He's answering questions on the Australian cricket team.

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David Bishop is a teacher from Hertfordshire.

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His specialist subject, James Ellroy's LA Quartet.

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Nicola Nuttall is a children's play centre owner from Lancashire,

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on the singer Kirsty MacColl.

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And Chris Ward, a retired operations manager from Sheffield

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on the reign of King Henry VI.

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APPLAUSE

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

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The rules are simple.

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Two minutes of questions on their specialist subject,

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two-and-a-half minutes on general knowledge.

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But the reality is pretty brutal.

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It's the clock and the spotlight,

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and maybe even the black chair itself, all adding to the pressure.

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So let us see who deals with it most effectively

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and ask our first contender to join us, please.

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-And your name is?

-Denis Irvine.

-Your occupation?

-Retired.

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-And your chosen subject?

-Australian Test cricket since 1945.

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In two minutes, starting now.

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Which country did Australia play in their first Test match

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after the Second World War? Australia won by an innings and the

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two countries didn't play another official Test match until the 1970s.

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New Zealand.

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Who made his Test Debut against India in Sydney in January '92

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and took one wicket for 150?

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Shane Warne.

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In the first post-war Ashes Test, it appeared that Don Bradman had

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been caught on 28, but he was given not out. Who had taken the catch?

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-Walter Hammond.

-Jack Ikin.

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By what unusual form of dismissal was Andrew Hilditch given

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out against Pakistan in 1979?

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Steve Waugh was dismissed the same way against India in 2001.

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Handled the ball.

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Who dismissed Maninder Singh LBW in Chennai in 1986 to

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ensure that the match was tied?

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It was only the second tie in Test cricket history.

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-Tim May.

-Greg Matthews.

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Dennis Lillee scored three runs with a metal bat at Perth in 1979,

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before he was ordered to replace it with a wooden one. What metal was it?

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Aluminium.

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Who was no balled four times for throwing in his only

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over of the 1963 Brisbane Test against South Africa?

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He never played first class cricket again.

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Ian Meckiff.

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What is the name of the trophy that has been awarded to the

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winners of Test series between Australia and India since 1996?

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The Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

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In the 2017 Sydney Test against Pakistan, David Warner made

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the fastest Test 50 by any Australian by reaching

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his half century off how many balls?

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-34.

-23.

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At Peshawar in 1998, who scored 334 to equal Don Bradman's record

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for the most runs by an Australian batsman in a Test innings?

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Mark Taylor.

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In 2003, Darwin and which other city hosted the first Test

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series between Australia and Bangladesh?

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-Brisbane.

-Cairns.

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Who played his last game for Australia in 1985,

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but later played Test matches for his native South Africa?

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Kepler Wessels.

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What was the name of Australia's coach,

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who was sacked a few weeks before the 2013 Ashes Series?

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BEEP He was succeeded by Darren Lehmann.

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-John Buchanan.

-It was Mickey Arthur.

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No passes, Denis. You have scored eight points.

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APPLAUSE

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And our next contender, please.

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-And your name is?

-David Bishop.

-Your occupation?

-Teacher.

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-And your chosen subject?

-James Ellroy's LA Quartet.

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In two minutes, starting now.

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Which character first appears as a security boss for Howard Hughes

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in The Black Dahlia, is the betrayer of Mickey Cohen in The Big Nowhere,

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and is murdered by Dudley Smith at the start of LA Confidential?

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Buzz Meeks.

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Two real-life gangsters were supposedly murdered

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in a motorcar by Dave Klein, the fictional antihero of White Jazz.

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One of them was Tony Trombino - who was the other?

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-Sam Giancana.

-Tony Brancato.

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On what avenue between 39th and Coliseum is the mutilated

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body of Elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia, found?

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Norton.

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What two-word phrase is used in LA Confidential as a slang term for kidnapping?

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It comes from a famous case of the '30s.

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Little Lindbergh.

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Which notorious Chicago mobster asks Dave Klein,

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through Mickey Cohen, for a favour that results in Klein

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throwing a federal witness out of a 9th floor window?

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That's Sam Giancana.

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What is the title of the television show that features Timmy Valburn

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as Raymond Dieterling's creation Moochie Mouse in LA Confidential?

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-Dream A Dream Time.

-Dream A Dream Hour.

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What distinctive clothing is worn by the Mexicans in the riots

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in which Bucky Bleichert helps Lee Blanchard arrest Tomas Dos Santos?

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Zoot suits.

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In which department store's car park does Dudley Smith have

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a near-fatal encounter with Dave Klein and Wylie Bullock?

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-Macy's.

-Sears & Roebuck.

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Terry Lux, known as the plastic surgeon to the stars,

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appears in both The Big Nowhere and LA Confidential.

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What is the name of the rehab clinic that he owns in Malibu canyon?

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Malibu Rendezvous.

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Pacific Sanitarium.

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To which state hospital is Madeleine Sprague committed indefinitely,

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following her conviction for the manslaughter of Lee Blanchard?

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-The Angels.

-Atascadero State Hospital.

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Whom does Ed Exley call the forgotten Nite Owl victim?

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He was a member of the gang that hunted down Buzz Meeks.

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Er...

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Pass.

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What was the name of the Nazi Lieutenant Colonel

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from Buchenwald who was shot by Mal Considine in Krakow?

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BEEP

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Er... Pass.

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Well, I can tell you, cos you're out of time, it was Franz Kempflerr.

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And you had one other pass.

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Ed Exley called Mal Lunceford the forgotten Nite Owl victim.

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David, you have scored five points. APPLAUSE

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And our next contender, please.

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-And your name is?

-Nicola Nuttall.

-Your occupation?

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-I run a children's play centre.

-And your chosen subject?

-Kirsty MacColl.

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Kirsty MacColl in two minutes, here we go.

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Kirsty MacColl had the greatest UK hit of her

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career in December 1987, reaching number two in the charts,

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when she featured on which song with The Pogues?

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Fairytale Of New York.

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With which record label did MacColl release her debut

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single as a solo artist in June 1979?

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She later returned to the label after she left Polydor.

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Stiff.

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With whom did MacColl record a version of the Lou Reed song Perfect Day

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for inclusion on the Galore compilation album released in 1995?

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-Evan Dando.

-MacColl suffered from stage fright.

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It became apparent during a 1981 tour of Ireland to promote which album?

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Desperate Character.

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In November 1981, MacColl released a cover version of a song

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by The Beach Boys that originally featured on the band's

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Pet Sounds album. Which song?

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You Still Believe In Me.

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What is the name of the record producer who worked with many acts,

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including Simple Minds and U2? MacColl married him in August 1984.

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Steve Lillywhite.

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On which television comedy series did MacColl make various

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guest appearances that included a performance of the song

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Trains And Boats And Planes, broadcast in March 1988?

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French and Saunders.

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Which song, written by MacColl and her brother Hamish,

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contains the lines "Be kind to each other, oh, that's what I know

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"Be kind to the mothers, daughters and sons"?

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The Hardest Way.

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With which Canadian-born musician did MacColl write the song

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There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis?

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Rambow.

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At which London venue did MacColl perform on the 28th of October

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2000, as part of her Tropical Brainstorm Tour?

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She reportedly said it was the best gig she'd ever done.

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Shepherd's Bush Empire.

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Who rewrote his own song, A New England, for MacColl?

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She had a top ten hit with it in 1985.

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-Billy Bragg.

-What is the title of the 1994 album that MacColl reportedly

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called her Sad Divorce Album? It was recorded around the time her marriage broke down.

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Titanic Days.

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About which Caribbean country did MacColl make a series of eight

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music programmes for Radio 2 in 2000?

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Cuba.

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On which small independent label was MacColl's single Berlin released in 1983?

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-North Of Watford.

-MacColl died aged 41 in a boating accident in Mexico.

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At which church in Central London... BEEP

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..was a public memorial service held for her on the 20th of January 2001?

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-St Martin-in-the-Fields.

-Is correct.

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-You had 15 questions, you have 15 points.

-Thank you.

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APPLAUSE

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And our final contender, please.

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-And your name is?

-Chris Ward.

-Your occupation?

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-Retired operations manager.

-And your chosen subject?

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-The Life of King Henry VI.

-Henry VI, here we go.

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Henry VI succeeded to the English throne in September 1422,

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when he was nine months old. By what treaty did he inherit the French crown a month later?

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The Treaty Of Troy.

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Which of Henry's uncles was named as the infant king's principal

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guardian and protector in a supplement to Henry V's will?

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-Bedford.

-Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester. Early in Henry's reign,

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English forces besieged a French city for nearly seven months.

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The siege was abandoned in May 1429,

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shortly after Joan of Arc entered the city. Which city?

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-Orleans.

-In May 1455, Henry was captured by Yorkists in the first full

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battle of the Wars Of The Roses. What was the battle called?

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The First Battle of St Albans.

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Henry was forced to agree to an Act of Parliament in 1460 that

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excluded his son Edward from the succession in favour

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of the Duke of York and his heirs. What name is given to this Act?

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-The Treaty Of Accord.

-The Act of Accord, yeah.

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Who adopted the title Captain of Kent and the alias John Mortimer

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when he led a popular 1450 revolt in Kent against Henry's regime?

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Jack Cade.

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Henry had a mental breakdown shortly after the English Army was defeated

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in July 1453 in the final battle of the Hundred Years' War. Which battle?

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Castile.

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What educational institution did Henry found in 1441,

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a year after he had founded Eton College?

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King's College, Cambridge.

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A feud between two West Country families is often used

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as an example of Henry's inability to maintain local law and order.

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The Courtenays were one family, what was the name of the other?

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The Bonvilles.

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What new Latin-derived term was used for the restoration

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of Henry to the English throne in October 1470?

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The Readeption.

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What name was given to the public display of unity between the Yorkist

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and Lancastrian nobility, led by Henry on the 24th of March 1458?

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The Loveday.

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In whose palace did Henry spend most of the brief

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period of his restoration?

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The Bishop of London.

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The Yorkists won their final victory at a battle in May 1471,

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where Henry's son Edward was killed. At which battle?

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Tewkesbury.

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What French office, granted to Richard, Duke of York,

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during Henry's illness... BEEP

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..was taken from him when the King recovered and returned to the Duke of Somerset?

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Lieutenant Governor of Normandy.

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No, it was Captaincy of Calais.

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You have, however, Chris, no passes, 12 points.

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APPLAUSE

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So, that's the end of the first round.

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Let's have a look at the scores.

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In fourth place, 5 points, David Bishop.

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Third place, 8 points, Denis Irvine.

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Second place, 12 points, Chris Ward.

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First place, 15 points, Nicola Nuttall!

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APPLAUSE

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It is the general knowledge round now, of course,

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

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then the number of passes is taken into account

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and the person with the fewer passes is the winner.

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And if they're tied on passes as well,

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then we have a tie break.

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

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And you chose one of those subjects with a huge amount of detail in it.

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Anyway, you got five points. You've got two and a half minutes

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of general knowledge - plenty of time to catch up. Here we go.

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Which type of dog, a favourite of the Queen,

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has two recognised breeds named after former Welsh counties?

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-Corgi.

-Elizabeth David, who died in 1992,

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was an influential writer on what subject?

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-Cookery.

-The name of which spring flower

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comes directly from the Middle English name

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-for the asphodel plant?

-Snowdrop?

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Daffodil. In politics, what pejorative term of American origin

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is used for a spokesperson employed to give

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a favourable interpretation of events to the media?

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It's particularly associated with the Blair era.

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Er, spin doctor.

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Heuston and Connolly are the main railway termini

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in which European capital city?

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-Madrid?

-Dublin.

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In which television series first shown in 2005

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did Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles

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play the demon-hunting brother Sam and Dean Winchester?

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-Supernatural.

-Yes. The adventures of which fictional character

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were originally published in 1726 as Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World?

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-Er, Gulliver.

-Yes. The model Yasmin Parveneh

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married the lead singer of Duran Duran in 1985. What's his name?

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Simon Le Bon.

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The works of which English landscape artist

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include Salisbury Cathedral From The Bishop's Grounds

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and Flatford Mill From The Lock On The Stour?

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-Landseer.

-Constable.

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What nickname was given to the Chicago gangster Al Capone

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as a result of a bar-room fight?

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Scarface.

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What term for a pirate comes from the French

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for a wooden frame for smoking the dried meat eaten at sea?

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Peg?

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Buccaneer. Jainism is one of which country's

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most ancient religious traditions?

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It began there in about the 6th century BCE.

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Er...

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Japan?

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India. What is the title of the 2007 sequel

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to the 2003 film Bruce Almighty?

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Evan Almighty.

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In which folk opera does the drug peddler Sportin' Life

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persuade the heroine to go to New York?

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Beggar's Opera?

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Porgy and Bess. The stage name of which actress and singer,

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born in Tennessee in 1992,

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is derived from her childhood nickname that she was given because she smiled a lot?

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Er...

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Pass.

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Tarr Steps on Exmoor and Postbridge on Dartmoor

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are examples of an ancient bridge found in the West Country

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that consists of stone slabs laid across a series of rocks or piles of stone.

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What name is given to this type of bridge?

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Stone bridge.

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Clapper bridge.

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What word of Old English origin is used as a synonym for beer

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but often refers to the lighter, paler brews?

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Ale?

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John le Carre's 1963 novel that's set mainly in Berlin

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and is about the ageing British intelligence officer Alec Leamas

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is entitled The Spy Who Came In From The...?

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BEEP

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-Cold.

-Yes, From The Cold, exactly right.

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You had one pass - the stage name of that actress and singer

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who smiled a lot was Miley - not Smiley, but Miley - Cyrus.

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There we are.

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David, you have a total now of 15 points.

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APPLAUSE

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And now Denis again, please.

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And you start out this round, Denis, with 8 points.

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

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In snooker, what colour ball is worth six points?

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-Pink.

-Which German-born composer who became totally deaf

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during the last years of his life died in Vienna in 1827?

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Beethoven?

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Calvados is a brandy distilled in Normandy

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from the fermented juice of what fruit?

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Pear.

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Apples. What is the stage name of Ian and Janette Tough,

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the Scottish husband-and-wife comedy team

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whose act features a father and his mischievous schoolboy son?

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The Krankies.

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The Samurai leader Minamoto Yoritomo

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became the first holder of a Japanese title in 1192

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and Tokugawa Yoshinobu the last in 1867.

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Which title?

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Emperor?

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Shogun. Who was nominated for Oscars for her roles

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-as Rita in Educating Rita and as Mrs Wilkinson in Billy Elliot?

-Julie Walters.

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Which republic, made up of over 7,000 islands and islets,

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lies about 700 miles off the coast of Vietnam?

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Philippines.

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On which instrument did Louis Armstrong

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become a celebrated performer?

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He originally learned to play the bugle and the cornet.

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Trumpet.

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Which actress and former Labour MP

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returned to the stage after 25 years in 2016

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to play King Lear? The radio presenter Jack de Manio

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once reportedly said, "She has a face to launch a thousand dredgers."

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Glenda Jackson.

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What is the title of Sir Edwin Landseer's

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1851 oil painting of a Highland stag?

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Pass.

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Who became the Primate of South Africa's Anglican community

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when he was appointed Cape Town's first black archbishop

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in 1986, a post he held until 1996?

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-Desmond Tutu?

-Yes. In Auf Wiedersehen, Pet,

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how was Brian Busbridge, played by the former wrestler Pat Roach,

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known to his fellow builders?

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-Pass.

-In which London venue have the Promenade concerts traditionally been held

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since the bombing of the Queen's Hall in 1941?

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The Albert Hall.

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The international airport built at Abbotsinch

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is about eight miles west of which Scottish city?

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Glasgow.

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What large, heavy hammer wielded in both hands

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takes its name from the Anglo-Saxon for "to strike"?

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-Er, pass.

-Which media mogul and former Italian prime minister

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gained notoriety for his "bunga bunga" parties?

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Silvio Berlusconi.

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What is the real first name of Pep Guardiola,

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who was confirmed as Manuel Pellegrini's replacement

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as manager of Manchester City in February 2016?

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Pedro?

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Josep. Whose novel The Moonstone was described by TS Eliot

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as "the first, the longest and the best of modern English detective novels"?

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Wilkie Collins.

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What name is given to the holes

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that drain a ship's deck?

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BEEP

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-I don't know.

-Well, you'll be cross when you hear it, cos it's obvious,

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-but only if you know. Scuppers.

-Yeah.

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Anyway, that was one of your passes.

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The other passes, sledgehammer, that big hammer that you use two hands with.

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"Bomber" was how Brian Busbridge was known to his fellow builders.

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And the title of Landseer's celebrated painting, the Monarch...

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-..of the Glen.

-Of the Glen.

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I know, it's easy when the clock stops, isn't it?

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Anyway, Denis, you have a total of 20 points.

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APPLAUSE

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And now Chris again, please.

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And, Chris, you start out with 12 points.

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The score to beat as it stands is 20.

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

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What birds are known as a gaggle when they're on the ground

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and a skein when they're in the air?

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Geese.

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By The Sleepy Lagoon written by Eric Coates

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is the theme music for which Radio 4 programme

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that celebrated its 75th anniversary in January 2017?

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Desert Island Discs?

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The airline Qantas is based in which Commonwealth country?

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Australia.

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What is the name of the jockey who famously rode Shergar to victory

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in the 1982 Epsom Derby? He was nicknamed The Choirboy because of his angelic looks.

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Oh...Steven Cauthen.

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Walter Swinburn.

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In 1851, the highest mountain in New Zealand

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was given an English name by which it is generally known. What name?

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Cook.

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What word that is thought to come from the Latin for "to boil"

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is used for gold, silver or other precious metals

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in the form of ingots or bars rather than coins?

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Bullion.

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In which town was England's second-oldest bishopric founded in 604

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when Bishop Justice was given land by King Aethelberht of Kent?

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Canterbury?

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Rochester.

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Waiting For Godot, initially performed in Paris in 1953,

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was the first successful play by which Irish-born writer?

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Oh...

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-Pass.

-What is the name of the art gallery founded in 1856

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principally through the efforts of the 5th Earl Stanhope

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which moved to its current location in London's St Martin's Place in 1896?

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National Gallery?

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National Portrait Gallery.

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Who was the famous Muslim leader born in about 1137 in Tikrit in Iraq?

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He's particularly associated with the Crusades.

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Saladin.

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What name is given to animals such as kangaroos and opossums

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whose young complete their development attached to teats,

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usually covered by a pouch, on their mother's belly?

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Marsupial.

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The official who summons the Commons into the House of Lords

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to hear the monarch's speech at the State Opening of Parliament

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is known by what title?

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Black Rod.

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In which American city is the stainless steel Gateway Arch

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that symbolises the city's role as the gateway to the west?

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Chicago?

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St Louis. What work by Hector Berlioz

0:21:480:21:50

is subtitled Episode In The Life Of An Artist?

0:21:500:21:52

Er, Carnival of the Animals?

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Symphonie Fantastique.

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Which body of water whose lower limit lies between Hartland Point in Devon

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and St Govan's Head in Pembrokeshire

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merges with the Severn estuary at its upper end?

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Bristol Channel?

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Malibu is a Caribbean white rum-based liqueur with what flavouring?

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Coconut.

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In the lyrics of which BBC sitcom theme

0:22:110:22:13

are we told, "Mr Brown goes off to town on the 8:21

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"but he comes home each evening and he's ready with his gun"?

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Dad's Army.

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Which St Kitts-born singer...

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BEEP ..had top-ten albums called Me, Myself, I,

0:22:220:22:25

Walking Under Ladders and The Key in the early 1980s?

0:22:250:22:29

-Bob Marley.

-Joan Armatrading.

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Chris, you had one pass.

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Waiting For Godot was written by Samuel Beckett.

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Yes. Er, you have scored a total of 23 points.

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APPLAUSE

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And finally, Nicola again, please.

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And, er, you start out with 15 points.

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However, the score to beat has now increased to 23 points,

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so let's see how you do

0:23:100:23:11

if you are to get into the semifinals. Here we go.

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The theme park originally known as Euro Disney Resort is near which major city?

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Paris.

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Babushka is a title given to which member of a Russian family?

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-Mother.

-Grandmother. Which Biblical figure does the Book of Genesis say

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was in the 600th year of his life when the fountains

0:23:270:23:30

of the great deep were broken up

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and the windows of heaven were opened?

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Methuselah?

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Noah. What term is used for an animal which eats both plants and meat?

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Omnivore.

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What is the name of the American film director and screenwriter

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who created the television series Twin Peaks with the writer and producer Mark Frost?

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David Lynch.

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By what name are the first group of the 12 violin concertos

0:23:460:23:49

of Vivaldi's Opus 8, The Contest Between Harmony And Invention, generally known?

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Four Seasons?

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Jeremy Corbyn appointed which long-serving MP

0:23:560:23:58

as Shadow Home Secretary in his October 2016 front-bench reshuffle?

0:23:580:24:02

Diane Abbott?

0:24:020:24:03

What is the name of the American swimmer,

0:24:030:24:05

the most decorated Olympian in history,

0:24:050:24:07

who won five gold and one silver medal at the Rio Olympics,

0:24:070:24:10

taking his overall tally to 28 medals, 23 of them gold?

0:24:100:24:13

Michael Phelps.

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What territory was established as an independent state

0:24:140:24:17

by the Lateran Treaty of 1929?

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Vatican City.

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What thick, chunky North American seafood soup

0:24:220:24:25

is commonly made with clams?

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Gumbo?

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Chowder. Which British playwright was nominated for Best Screenplay Oscars

0:24:270:24:31

for the 2002 film The Hours and the 2009 film The Reader?

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-Pass.

-What term, thought to be based on an Irish name,

0:24:360:24:39

describes an alcoholic drink that has been spiked with a sedative?

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Hooch?

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Mickey Finn. What name did Thomas Hardy use for the southwestern counties,

0:24:440:24:47

especially Dorset, that provide the setting for much of his work?

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Wessex?

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Diamond and graphite are composed of which chemical element

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in different crystalline forms?

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Carbon.

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What model village on the Wirral

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was built from 1888 by William Lever

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as a residential estate for the workers at his soap factory?

0:25:000:25:03

Port Sunlight.

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The summit of Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America,

0:25:040:25:08

is in which country, near its border with Chile?

0:25:080:25:11

Er...Brazil?

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Argentina. Which secret service agent who featured in 12 novels

0:25:120:25:15

was named by his creator after the author of Birds Of The West Indies,

0:25:150:25:19

a book he owned in his Jamaican home?

0:25:190:25:22

James Bond?

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Which American city gives its name to a wooden rocking chair

0:25:230:25:26

with a high spindled back, a decorated top panel

0:25:260:25:29

and a seat and arms that curve down at the front?

0:25:290:25:31

Carver.

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Boston rocker. What song title was shared by

0:25:320:25:34

three UK top ten singles in the 1980s?

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All three were different songs, and were performed by Jennifer Rush,

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Huey Lewis And The News, and Frankie Goes to Hollywood.

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The Power of Love.

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What term that comes from the Old English for "worker"

0:25:430:25:46

is given to a maker or repairer? BEEP

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It's most often used in combination with other words

0:25:480:25:51

such as "ship" or "wheel."

0:25:510:25:52

Wright.

0:25:520:25:53

Yes. Wright. Wright is right. Yes.

0:25:530:25:55

One pass - Sir David Hare was that playwright who got all those Oscars.

0:25:550:25:59

Er, you've scored, Nicola, a total of 28 points.

0:25:590:26:02

APPLAUSE

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So, at the end of the round, let's look at the scores.

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In fourth place, with 15 points, David Bishop.

0:26:220:26:24

Third place, with 20 points, Denis Irvine.

0:26:240:26:26

Second place, 23 points, Chris Ward.

0:26:260:26:29

First place, a clear winner with 28 points,

0:26:290:26:32

Nicola Nuttall.

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APPLAUSE

0:26:340:26:36

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

0:26:450:26:49

and she goes through to the semifinals.

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Congratulations to her.

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

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0:27:050:27:08

John Humphrys presents another heat of the classic quiz. Subjects tonight are Australian Test cricket, James Ellroy's LA quartet, Kirsty Maccoll and King Henry VI.