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Scientists v Athenians

Quiz show about making connections. Three scientists and a team of Athenians compete to draw together the connections between things which seem random.


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Things containing four can often go badly wrong.

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I'm thinking predominantly of the trial of the Guildford Four

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and Superman IV, The Quest For Peace.

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But here at Only Connect,

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the satisfying concept of four linked elements has never

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ended in disaster apart from

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that one time our question editor

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started daydreaming about what

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four things he'd say to

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Joanna Lumley if they ever met

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and passed out

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on the central computer.

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But the concussion's now abated and he is raring to go

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so let's see if the same applies to tonight's teams who are,

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on my right, Innis Carson,

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a PhD chemistry student who is the president of his university

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brass band and once played a board game for 25 consecutive hours.

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Lorraine Murtagh, an amateur fire dancer who hails from Dublin

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and is engaged to their team captain who is Ian Volante,

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an astrophysics graduate who keeps 75 spreadsheets detailing rugby

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league statistics and has watched Flash Gordon over 100 times.

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United by a love of laboratories, they are the Scientists.

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You won your first game against the Builders. How did that go?

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Well, we thought we might do OK, but then we did very well

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so can't complain about that.

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You are facing tonight, on my left,

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Jon Sticher,

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a philosophy graduate who has had 12 body parts X-rayed

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and used to work for the Australian Yellow Pages.

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Ben Holmes, a customer services adviser who was the proud

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winner of a local Easter bonnet competition

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and is studying for a history degree with the Open University.

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And their captain, Amber Marshall, a law graduate

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and mother of two who caught a fish with a Coke can

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while holidaying in the Australian outback.

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United by a passion for Athens, they are the Athenians.

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You won your first game against the Road Trippers.

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How are you feeling about tonight's opposition?

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We are hoping to be solely humanities questions.

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It's always possible. You've done well to begin with.

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You've won the toss so you'll be going first.

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Please choose a hieroglyph.

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-Water, please.

-Water, OK.

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What is the connection between

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these clues? Here is the first.

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-WHISPERS:

-Derek New. University Challenge.

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Maybe the announcer.

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No, it's not. Roger Tilling is the announcer so it's not that.

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-I'd go for the next.

-Next, please.

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Is that the announcer for Mastermind?

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Could be the, I don't know.

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-Oh, I think it might be.

-The originator?

-Could be.

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Do we need another one or shall we guess?

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-Shall we go for it?

-I don't know.

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It's early days. I think we need another one.

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OK, next, please.

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-I think it's got to be, hasn't it?

-The originator? OK.

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We think they are the originators

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of the format of the quiz

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show that is mentioned.

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They are not those things

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so I'm going to show the fourth

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clue to the Scientists

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for a possible bonus point.

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We believe they wrote the

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theme tune to these shows.

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They wrote the theme tunes

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to those shows.

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Where did you recognise that?

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I had actually played an arrangement

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of the Blockbusters theme tune

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in my brass band last year

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and I remembered who'd wrote it so,

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stroke of luck there.

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That is a brilliant reason

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for knowing the answer.

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Sometimes people say, "I was just

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"reading about that on Wikipedia,"

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but you're out there in the world

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playing the Blockbusters theme

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tune with a brass band. Brilliant.

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Yes, Derek New wrote the

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University Challenge theme tune.

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Do you know what that's called?

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University Challenge?

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It's not, it's called College Boy.

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And the Mastermind theme is called

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-Approaching Menace.

-Ah, yes.

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I rather like that. And of course,

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brilliant Evan Dawson and

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Nico Sabatini wrote the Only Connect

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theme tune. Very well done.

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You get a bonus point and the chance

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to choose a question.

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Horned Viper, please.

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OK, what is the connection

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between these clues?

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Here is the first.

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Don't know. No.

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Doesn't mean anything to me.

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Next, please.

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-Mm.

-Mm.

-Mm.

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-No.

-I'm not sure.

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I'm thinking maybe mayors or something.

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Mayors. Do they have a mayor?

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-Could be but shall we do another one?

-MPs?

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Next, please.

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That rings a bell, but I don't know why.

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It's not a word play thing, is it?

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I don't think it is.

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Do we think...

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Next one, please.

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Three seconds.

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BELL

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Gordon Brown. Maybe they all...

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Are they all people that confronted

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politicians in those locations.

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-On television.

-On television.

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I think I'll take that.

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You could answer it a bit more generally.

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Jennifer Bennett herself didn't confront politicians.

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The existence of these people

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confronted politicians.

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Jennifer Bennett was the little

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girl with a glue ear

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and we were treated to the

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unedifying spectacle of Labour

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and the Tories arguing

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about her treatment.

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Sharron Storer, do you remember her?

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No, I really don't. They've passed out of my memory.

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She confronted Tony Blair

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about beds in the NHS.

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Dan Ware from Rochester,

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you know that fella?

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Is he the one who threw

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the egg at John Prescott?

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No, he's the one who had

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-a George flag outside his home...

-Oh, yes.

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..and a Labour lady tweeted

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something a bit snide about it

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and people thought, is this the

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first time she has left Islington?

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And that was a bit of a problem.

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And Gillian Duffy from Rochdale,

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I think you knew, Innis.

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She confronted, well, she spoke

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to Gordon Brown and he called

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her a bigot and, well, not her face, but something like that.

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No, he was very friendly to her face.

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She said, "Is there

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"an immigration problem?"

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And he was very friendly and then got in the car

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and said, "What a bigot."

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Unfortunately his microphone

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was still on. Very awkward.

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My word, if they broadcast the things

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that I said when I don't know

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my microphone is still on.

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They are all people who caused

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trouble for politicians during

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general elections. Well done.

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Athenians, what would you like next?

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-Two Reeds, please.

-Two Reeds, OK.

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What is the connection between

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these clues? Here's the first.

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THEY WHISPER

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Next, please.

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-OK, half plus seven.

-Is it stars on the flag?

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Cos it's got half at the top, half at the bottom

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-and seven in the middle.

-Let's go with that.

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We believe it is stars on their flags.

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Very well done. Coming in after two

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clues, you get three points.

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This is stars on the flag.

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You didn't even need to see

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the next couple of clues.

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We're talking about numbers of stars.

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Six on the flag of Australia,

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a couple of halves and seven

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on the Bosnia Herzegovina.

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Stars on the flag. Well done.

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Scientists, your turn again.

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What would you like?

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-Eye of Horus, please.

-The Eye of Horus.

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What connects these tricky

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little clues? Here's the first.

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-Chemical element.

-Yes.

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Next, please.

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Einsteinium is the 99th one or something along those lines.

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Are there 99 names of Allah, or something?

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-I don't know.

-I don't if that is exactly right.

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I'd take another one just to be safe.

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Next, please.

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Is that a rugby thing? I don't know.

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There's not much interesting about Einsteinium other than the name.

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Yeah, I don't know.

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Next one, please.

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BELL

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It's all 99 things.

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99 is the right answer.

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Tell me about the clues

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you're looking at.

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-Einsteinium is...

-Atomic number 99.

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-Yep.

-Is right.

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I assume 99 names of Allah.

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99 names of God according to Islam, that's right.

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-What about the third clue?

-Don't know.

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It was in 1974, the British Lions

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had a sort of policy where

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if one of their team was attacked

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by somebody on the other team,

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the whole team would jump in

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to retaliate.

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We had a similar in my team. One in all in, sort of thing.

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Yeah, exactly. It's an all in...

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The idea being that the referee

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can't send them all off,

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although if I were the referee,

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I absolutely would send them

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all off just the fun of it.

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But that was the policy and the 99

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was the call that was that code.

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And last clue, Neunundneunzig Luftballons,

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of course, is the famous Nena song, 99 Red Balloons.

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Well done.

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Back to you Athenians for a choice.

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Twisted Flax, please.

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The Twisted Flax, OK. MUSICAL FLOURISH

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Ah, there is the music question.

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What do these musical clues have

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in common? here's the first.

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# I want some steam on my clothes... #

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It's Nina Simone.

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Next, please.

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LIVELY JAZZ MUSIC PLAYS

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That sounds Glenn Miller-y.

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It's got to be the names

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of the songs, hasn't it?

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-It's Little Brown Jug.

-Little Brown Jug?

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-Do we want to move on?

-Yeah.

-Next, please.

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# I took all of his money... #

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-Whiskey In The Jar.

-Right, so these...

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Drinking vessels.

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-BELL

-We believe they are all

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drinking vessels.

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Again, I'll take it.

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Like they all confronted politicians,

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you could be a bit more general.

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All vessels.

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I mean, the first one, Nina Simone's

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I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl.

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I mean, I personally love to

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imbibe pure gin from a bowl.

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Most people don't,

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but you could, so, yes.

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I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl. What else do we hear?

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-Little Brown Jug.

-That's right.

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And Metallica's version

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of Whiskey In The Jar.

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Absolutely so and you didn't need

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to hear Genie In A Bottle,

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Christina Aguilera.

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-Such a shame(!).

-All vessels.

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One question remaining then,

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Scientists. Lion, that will be for you.

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What is the connection between these picture clues?

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Here is the first.

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Don't know. Maybe an old mistress.

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Next, please.

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A weeping willow.

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OK.

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Another one, please.

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-That is a stork.

-Stork.

-It's a stork.

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Stork, willow.

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Stork...

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-Shall we take another one?

-Yeah, next one, please.

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Shamrock.

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Oh, these are emblems of countries.

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I think that's Japan, India, Ireland.

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-Try that.

-Three seconds.

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No, no, no. Butter.

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BELL

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I think they're all different types of buttery products.

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What do you mean by that?

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-Butter, margarine, spreads.

-Brands.

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-Edible spread things.

-Brands thereof.

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I'll take that.

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Buttery type products could apply to so many things.

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Fair point, yeah.

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The state of my make-up collection, for example,

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but, yes, spreads and margarines.

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What are we looking at?

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First one, I still can't...

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-Would that be Flora then?

-Could be

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-Flora.

-Flora MacDonald, is it?

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Flora MacDonald, well calculated.

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And the others, of course, are...

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-Weeping willow.

-Just Willow.

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-Willow, Stork and...

-Clover.

-Clover.

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I mean, I weep when someone gives me

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something that isn't butter,

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but, yes, Willow, Stork,

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Clover and Flora,

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they are brands of margarine

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or spreads in the UK. Well done.

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At the end of Round One

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the Scientists have four points,

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the Athenians have five.

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Onto Round Two, the sequences round.

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This time, the teams will remember from their first heat,

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I want to know what is fourth in the sequence.

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Athenians, you will be going first again.

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Please choose a squiggle.

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-Water, please.

-Water.

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What would come forth in this picture sequence?

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I'd like to know what sort of thing you'd expect to see depicted.

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Here is the first.

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Yes Prime Minister. That's Jim Hacker.

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-OK, shall we move on?

-Yes.

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Next, please.

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OK, that is Boris Becker.

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Becker.

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Ha-Be.

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Oh!

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It's letters. Ha-Be.

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-Go for the next one.

-Next, please.

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OK, that is Alan Wicker.

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Wicker. Becker.

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B-E, something with I.

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Got to be H, hasn't it?

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Wicker, Becker. Wicker, Becker.

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H, H. Aren't they...

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Three seconds.

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-BELL

-So they...

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-Just say...

-HE MUMBLES

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Something-O. Ocker?

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Someone Docker. Mr Docker.

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Mr Docker?

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Wouldn't it be Ocker, not Docker?

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Ocker or Docker, they're both fine.

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I'd like to hear a better example.

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We went with Jarvis Cocker.

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-Oh, yeah.

-There we go!

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I mean, you could have had Joe Cocker, but, yes,

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what is it that I want to hear? What is the sequence?

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So, the first one is Hacker.

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That is Jim Hacker from Yes Minister.

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-The second is Becker.

-Mm-hm.

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-The third is Wicker.

-Exactly.

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I want to hear someone

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with ocker in their name.

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For example, Jarvis Cocker, Joe Cocker

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or old Mr Docker.

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-LAUGHTER

-It'll be a TV show one day.

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Yeah, exactly. No, I look forward to that.

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Mr Docker And His Magical Hat.

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I'll be pitching that later.

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Scientists, what would you like?

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Can I have Lion, please?

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Lion, you absolutely may. What is the fourth in this sequence?

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Here is the first.

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What's that? 4,5. 4,5.

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Next, please.

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That's...

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-Leadership changes in the Conservative party?

-Yeah.

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Still not too sure.

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It was changes in Prime Minister as well.

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Mm, yeah.

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-Take another one.

-Next, please.

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2010.

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Something something. I'm can't...

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Three seconds.

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BELL

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2010...

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3,5.

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Not the answer, I'm afraid.

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So, Athenians, a bonus chance.

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I'm going to pass it to Ben.

0:13:330:13:34

2010: 5, 7.

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Is the right answer and why is that?

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Because it is the years that prime ministers took office

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and it's how many letters are in each of their names.

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That's right.

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John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown

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and I want to hear the letters

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of the name of David Cameron, five, seven.

0:13:490:13:51

You a crossword fan, Ben?

0:13:510:13:53

No, I'm a...I want to say politics fan, but that sounds...

0:13:530:13:55

LAUGHTER

0:13:550:13:57

There is nothing that shows up a

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true politics fan more than knowing

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the number of letters in the names

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of successive prime ministers.

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It shows a real love of the genre.

0:14:030:14:05

Very well done so you get a bonus

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point and your chance

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to choose a question.

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-Twisted Flax, please.

-The Twisted Flax.

0:14:080:14:11

OK, what will come fourth in this sequence?

0:14:110:14:13

Here's the first.

0:14:130:14:14

-THEY WHISPER

-Next, please.

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Deal with a capital as well.

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New Deal?

0:14:220:14:23

-Yeah, go for it.

-Next, please.

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Oh, God.

0:14:290:14:30

Oh, yes! It's something old, something new,

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-something borrowed, something blue.

-Blue.

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Old hat, New Deal. So, something that's blue.

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Blue suede shoes.

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-So, just suede shoes would be fine?

-I think so, yeah.

0:14:440:14:47

-It's blue time?

-What? No, it's borrowed time.

0:14:470:14:49

-So, blue suede shoes.

-OK.

-Yeah.

-BELL

0:14:490:14:51

Dot, dot, dot suede shoes.

0:14:510:14:54

That's so much cooler

0:14:540:14:55

than what we've got, which is cheese,

0:14:550:14:57

but I will accept suede shoes.

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-And why?

-It's old hat, New Deal,

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borrowed time and blue cheese.

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It's something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

0:15:050:15:08

Exactly so. Something blue.

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Well done.

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Scientists, your turn. What would you like?

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-Eye of Horus, please.

-Eye of Horus.

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-MUSICAL FLOURISH Ah!

-Oh, God.

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It's a music sequence.

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That's very good news,

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not least cos it might mean a singing opportunity for you later.

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What would come fourth in this musical sequence?

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Shout next when you want to hear another one. Here's the first.

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# If you should return

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# To that black barren land that bears the name of Xanadu... #

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-Next, please.

-# Our house... #

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Xanadu. That is Traffic, I think.

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# Is a very, very, very fine house... #

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Or was it Canned Heat? No, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

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-# With two cats in the yard... #

-The first...

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-# Life used to be so hard... #

-The first one was...

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-# Now everything... #

-Next, please.

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# Puff, the magic dragon... #

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That's three people, so we need a pair of people.

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# Lived by the sea... #

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# And frolicked in the autumn mist...

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-Definitely sure.

-OK.

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# In a land called Honah Lee... #

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-BELL

-Um...

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Renee and Renato.

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I will accept that answer.

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For what reason?

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We've got, in the first one, five performers -

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Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich.

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Took me a while to think. Four... The second one has four performers.

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Third one has three and...

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The second one was Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young,

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then Peter, Paul & Mary, so I wanted to hear a duo,

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for example, Renee and Renato.

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What did they sing?

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I can't even remember their hits.

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-Can you remember any of their songs?

-Save Your Love.

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Save Your Love. Let's hear it.

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Feel free to join in.

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One, two, three, four.

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# Save your love, my darling Save your love... #

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-Oh!

-I should have thought of somebody else, really, shouldn't I?

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I can see why you're engaged to him.

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-I know. Such a catch.

-I mean...

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I nearly said Lennon and McCartney. I really should have done.

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What would you have given us

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if it had been them?

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-THEY LAUGH

-I don't know.

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-Can't think of anything.

-Yes, brilliant.

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Something sung by a duo, like...

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I mean, we thought of Chas & Dave, but Renee and Renato -

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even more beautiful.

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So, well done, Scientists.

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I'd give you 20 points for that if I could, but I can't.

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Athenians, what would you like?

0:17:110:17:12

-Two Reeds, please.

-Two Reeds.

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What would come fourth in this sequence? Here's the first.

0:17:140:17:17

THEY WHISPER

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Shall we...? Next, please.

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Oh!

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-WHISPERS:

-Shall we go next?

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Next, please.

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-The Fountainhead.

-Well, that's a book.

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-Um, Ayn Rand.

-SHE WHISPERS

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It could be the statute of Lincoln. That's what it sounds like.

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I don't think that's the anthem.

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I'd go for the Declaration of Independence.

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-Shall we?

-Three seconds. BELL

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The Declaration of Independence.

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So very far from the answer,

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you can't imagine, but worth a try.

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-Scientists, do you know?

-Is it Atlas Shrugged?

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It is Atlas Shrugged.

0:18:040:18:06

-What is this sequence?

-I only knew the third one,

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but I guessed they must be the successive novels of Ayn Rand.

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They are the novels

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by the libertarian writer Ayn Rand.

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Very much not the author

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of the Declaration of Independence

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and Atlas Shrugged would be the next in the sequence. Well done.

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OK, so, you get the bonus

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and the last question, the Horned Viper.

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What would be the fourth in this final sequence?

0:18:250:18:28

Here's the first.

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Could be footballers. Next one, please.

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That is a footballer as well.

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Mm-hm. Could be Brazilian captains.

0:18:360:18:40

-Hey?

-SHE WHISPERS

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Probably need the next one. Um, next one, please.

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-Andres. Oh!

-Could be the first names of...

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They're not, like...

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Are they people, like, who are known by one name?

0:18:530:18:57

THEY WHISPER

0:18:570:19:01

Are they successive heads of state or something?

0:19:010:19:04

Three seconds. BELL

0:19:060:19:08

I'm going to go for...

0:19:090:19:13

Costa.

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Are you just trying to think

0:19:140:19:15

of a foreign name?

0:19:150:19:16

-Foreign footballer who possibly played for Barcelona.

-I see.

0:19:160:19:20

Not the answer, I'm afraid.

0:19:200:19:21

You have a bonus chance now,

0:19:210:19:23

-Athenians. Do you know?

-I'm going to ask Jon.

0:19:230:19:25

We're going to try Lionel.

0:19:250:19:27

That's not it either. Why?

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We were thinking first names of the Golden Boot...

0:19:280:19:30

Best player of the tournament at the World Cup.

0:19:300:19:33

Oh, it's the scorer of the winning goal.

0:19:330:19:34

-It is the scorer of the winning goal.

-It's Mario.

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It's Mario. Mario Gotze.

0:19:370:19:39

Yes, we're looking at successive World Cups

0:19:390:19:42

and Ronaldo scored

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for Brazil in 2002.

0:19:430:19:44

We're going forwards through time.

0:19:440:19:46

2014 World Cup - Mario Gotze.

0:19:460:19:49

Horrifically, seconds too late. Unlucky.

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So, at the end of Round Two,

0:19:530:19:55

the Scientists have seven points,

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the Athenians have ten.

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Time to put the Scientists up against the Wall

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as they do in the very worst of revolutions,

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but it's just the Connecting Wall - that's all it is -

0:20:050:20:08

and you've got the choice - Lion or Water.

0:20:080:20:10

-I think I'll go for Lion today.

-OK.

0:20:100:20:13

See if you can find the four connected groups in this Wall.

0:20:130:20:16

Your time starts now.

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-OK, Edinburgh has the dog.

-Dog. Dog. Nipper.

0:20:200:20:24

-Next one could be...

-Could be down to Colleen.

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Um, Colleen's a good one.

0:20:290:20:31

-Plus Maude, possibly? I don't know.

-Most of them are dogs.

-Lassie.

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-Lassie would fit in dogs as well.

-Lassie.

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-Fruit fly, damselfly, horsefly.

-Crane fly.

-Mayfly.

0:20:370:20:41

Yeah, that's another set of five.

0:20:410:20:43

Fox, Hachiko.

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Some Japanese character, I suspect.

0:20:460:20:52

-HE LAUGHS

-Let's keep that one.

0:20:520:20:55

-Oh, yeah.

-Dragonfly.

-Yeah. So, that's... Oh!

0:20:550:20:59

Keep thinking about other stuff.

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Hachiko, Fox, dragon.

0:21:010:21:04

They seem to me - well, certainly those two -

0:21:040:21:06

-relatively oriental.

-Shall we try one

0:21:060:21:09

with the names of the girls - the damsel...?

0:21:090:21:10

Yeah, I'm happy to go with that.

0:21:100:21:12

Damsel, maiden, lassie...

0:21:120:21:14

-Colleen?

-..and colleen.

-Oh, OK.

0:21:140:21:16

That might narrow it down a bit.

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Um...

0:21:200:21:22

But, yeah, definitely, there has to be... Lovely.

0:21:220:21:24

Three strikes now. You're halfway through the time.

0:21:240:21:26

Laika and Greyfriars Bobby.

0:21:260:21:28

So, what about Maude, May?

0:21:280:21:30

Fox, Hachiko, um...

0:21:300:21:33

-Powerpuff Girls?

-HE LAUGHS

0:21:330:21:35

-I don't think so.

-I don't know.

-I genuinely don't know,

0:21:350:21:37

but it sounds something like that, just from the Japanese.

0:21:370:21:40

-Any idea what Hachiko is?

-No.

0:21:400:21:42

-It's a Japanese word or name, obviously.

-Yeah.

-Well, reasonably.

0:21:420:21:45

-It seems obvious to me.

-Fox.

0:21:450:21:47

-Um...

-Hmm. Shall we go for that anyway?

0:21:470:21:51

-Try and make sure we get the dogs.

-Yeah, actually, we better try it.

0:21:510:21:54

-30 seconds.

-Nipper, yeah?

0:21:540:21:56

-No? Wow. OK.

-Right, so, Maude, I think.

0:21:560:22:01

Possibly Maude sounds reasonable. But quick. Time's...

0:22:010:22:03

-Would any of these other ones fit?

-They're definitely all...

0:22:030:22:06

-15 seconds.

-Maude.

0:22:080:22:11

-We've tried that already.

-OK.

-One more go.

0:22:110:22:15

-It has to be Greyfriars Bobby...

-I think...

0:22:160:22:18

-..and...

-I'm trying to think.

0:22:180:22:20

No, that's your third go

0:22:210:22:23

and the Wall is frozen,

0:22:230:22:24

but you found two groups so that's two points.

0:22:240:22:26

I'll give you more for the connections.

0:22:260:22:28

Damsel, maiden, lassie, colleen?

0:22:280:22:31

They're all colloquialisms for ladies.

0:22:310:22:34

That's it. They just mean girl. And the green group starting horse?

0:22:340:22:38

-Flies.

-Horsefly, crane fly, fruit fly, dragonfly.

0:22:380:22:41

That's right. You can still get points

0:22:410:22:43

for the connections of the groups you didn't find.

0:22:430:22:45

So, let's resolve the Wall.

0:22:450:22:47

There you go. That's how it should have been.

0:22:470:22:49

Nipper, Laika, Greyfriars Bobby, Hachiko.

0:22:490:22:52

-They'll be famous dogs.

-Dogs, yeah.

-Famous dogs.

0:22:520:22:54

Yes. Hachiko, you didn't know. It was a Japanese dog.

0:22:540:22:57

-Waited for 11 years at a railway station.

-Ah.

0:22:570:23:00

Like Greyfriars Bobby, but Japanese. A loyal dog.

0:23:000:23:04

And the last light blue group - Maude, May, Pickles, Fox?

0:23:040:23:08

Conservative cabinet ministers?

0:23:080:23:10

I think I have to take that. It's not exactly what I wanted to hear,

0:23:110:23:15

which is chairs of the Conservative Party.

0:23:150:23:17

But, yes, those names can all be attached

0:23:170:23:20

to cabinet ministers for the Conservative Party.

0:23:200:23:22

So, that is two groups that you found and four connections.

0:23:220:23:26

It's a total of six points. Time to bring in the Athenians now,

0:23:260:23:29

give them the other Connecting Wall - the Water Wall -

0:23:290:23:31

and see what they can do about solving it.

0:23:310:23:33

Two and a half minutes, of course, to solve the Water Wall starting now.

0:23:330:23:38

-OK, it's plum pudding.

-Plum pudding.

0:23:400:23:42

-Christmas pudding. Sponge pudding.

-Black pudding.

0:23:420:23:45

OK, you sunk all those.

0:23:460:23:47

Yorkshire pudding as well. There's six. Let's not worry.

0:23:470:23:50

-Um...

-Angel Falls. Angel... Any other angel?

0:23:500:23:53

Sea urchin. Sea coral.

0:23:530:23:55

-Hydra has so many heads.

-Yeah, seven heads.

0:23:580:24:01

Beckham. What's Beckham?

0:24:010:24:02

Is there anything other than David and Victoria?

0:24:020:24:04

The kids. Romeo.

0:24:040:24:06

-The jab is boxing.

-Boxing.

-Boxing.

-Jab.

-Line. Hook.

0:24:070:24:11

-Must be another...

-Hook?

-What's bolo?

-Yeah, there we go.

0:24:120:24:16

-What about the puddings?

-Right, I'll do the puddings.

0:24:170:24:19

You keep thinking.

0:24:190:24:21

Hydra's got nine heads, but anything else got nine of?

0:24:210:24:24

-You get a sea urchin. Sea sponge as well.

-OK. Go on, then.

0:24:250:24:28

Are there any other...? Sea coral?

0:24:280:24:29

Sea hydra? There we go. Slow. Slow down.

0:24:290:24:32

Three strikes now.

0:24:320:24:33

-Sponge pudding's gone.

-We've got five puddings.

0:24:330:24:36

-We've still got five puddings.

-What are line, Beckham and Falls?

0:24:360:24:39

-David Beckham.

-Right, let's put them in a...

0:24:390:24:41

-David Beckham. Victoria Beckham. Victoria Falls.

-Falls.

0:24:410:24:43

-BOTH:

-Victoria line. Victoria...

0:24:430:24:46

Christmas? Victoria Black?

0:24:460:24:48

-Victoria Plum?

-Victoria Plum! It was a kids toy!

0:24:480:24:51

There you go.

0:24:510:24:52

You solved the Wall. Very well done.

0:24:520:24:54

That is four points for the groups. What about the connections?

0:24:540:24:57

The first blue group starting hook?

0:24:570:24:59

They're all punches in boxing.

0:25:000:25:02

They're all punches in boxing.

0:25:020:25:04

And the second green group starting urchin?

0:25:040:25:07

They can all be preceded by the word sea.

0:25:070:25:09

You're close, but no good, I'm afraid.

0:25:090:25:11

The hydra is actually a freshwater predator. That's not it.

0:25:110:25:15

Invertebrates - that's what I wanted to hear.

0:25:150:25:17

Invertebrates that live in water.

0:25:170:25:19

And the next group - line, Plum, Beckham, Falls?

0:25:190:25:23

-They can all be preceded by the word Victoria.

-Yes, they can.

0:25:230:25:26

The light blue group - black, Yorkshire, Christmas, summer.

0:25:260:25:30

-They're all puddings.

-They are all puddings.

0:25:300:25:32

-And which is the most delicious?

-Christmas.

-A Yorkshire.

0:25:320:25:35

Actually, it's all of them mixed together in a bowl with custard.

0:25:350:25:39

So, that is four points for the groups you found

0:25:390:25:42

and three connections. That's a total of seven.

0:25:420:25:44

Let's have a look at the overall scores.

0:25:440:25:47

The Scientists have 13 points. The Athenians have 17.

0:25:470:25:51

Time for the missing vowels round. We've taken the vowels out

0:25:520:25:55

of names, faces and sayings and squished up the consonants.

0:25:550:25:58

Teams, I want to know, just like I did last time,

0:25:580:26:00

what are the disguised clues?

0:26:000:26:02

The first group are all words or phrases in English and Spanish,

0:26:020:26:07

for example, welcome and bienvenido.

0:26:070:26:09

-Athenians?

-Yes and

-si. Correct.

0:26:120:26:15

-Athenians?

-Don't speak English and no hablo espanol.

0:26:190:26:21

Not it, I'm afraid. Scientists, do you know?

0:26:210:26:23

-Don't speak Spanish and no hablo espanol.

-Is correct.

0:26:230:26:26

-Athenians?

-White and black

0:26:300:26:33

-and black y negro.

-Blanco y negro.

0:26:330:26:35

Not it, I'm afraid.

0:26:350:26:36

Scientists, do you know?

0:26:360:26:37

White and black and blanco y negro.

0:26:370:26:39

That's right.

0:26:390:26:40

-Athenians?

-Hat and sombrero.

0:26:440:26:46

That's it.

0:26:460:26:47

Next category - members of the Only Connect crew.

0:26:470:26:51

-Scientists?

-Briony the runner.

-Well done.

0:26:550:26:57

-Athenians?

-Jill the make-up artist.

0:27:010:27:03

No, it isn't.

0:27:030:27:04

Scientists, do you know?

0:27:040:27:06

-Juliet the make-up artist.

-Beautiful.

0:27:060:27:08

Juliet the make-up artist. Next clue.

0:27:080:27:10

Athenians?

0:27:120:27:13

Huw the graphics p...

0:27:130:27:15

Too long, I'm afraid. Scientists, do you know?

0:27:150:27:17

Huw the graphics operator.

0:27:170:27:19

WELSH ACCENT: We'd say Huw,

0:27:190:27:21

but, yes, that's it. Next clue.

0:27:210:27:22

-Athenians?

-Hannah the assistant producer.

-Thank you.

0:27:220:27:25

Next category - films featuring Hugh Grant.

0:27:250:27:28

-Scientists?

-Sense And Sensibility.

-Correct.

0:27:300:27:33

-Scientists?

-America?

0:27:360:27:37

Not it, I'm afraid. No.

0:27:370:27:39

END OF QUIZ MUSIC PLAYS

0:27:390:27:42

No such film with Hugh Grant in it

0:27:420:27:44

and no time to throw it over.

0:27:440:27:45

Would have been Maurice.

0:27:450:27:47

Maurice, the old EM Forster.

0:27:470:27:49

Hugh Grant was in that film.

0:27:490:27:50

But after a dramatic Round Four,

0:27:500:27:53

in which we found out exactly who remembers whom,

0:27:530:27:55

having met them all this morning when you came in,

0:27:550:27:58

I can tell you that the winners

0:27:580:28:01

and straight through to the quarterfinals with 18 points

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are the Scientists.

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Very well done.

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Athenians, bit unlucky there.

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You are still in the competition, of course.

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You'll get another chance to make it to the quarterfinals later on.

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Well played, everybody.

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Please join us next time for another episode of the quiz so hard

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that we all end up scratching our heads,

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though that might be the nits.

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What? They live in clean hair. It's clean. Don't tease me.

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Please still come to my party. It's clean.

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Three scientists and a team of Athenians compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random.

So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Einsteinium, names of Allah, 1974 Lions call and Luftballons.