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Scientists v String Section

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Hello and welcome to the quiz that likes to scramble your brains,

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fry your wits and make a deluxe omelette out of overconfidence.

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We're at the quarterfinals stage,

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where only the hard-boiled can survive, so let's crack on.

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Eggs. I'm saying everything is like eggs.

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The soldiers who are dipping in tonight

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and hoping not to get burned are...

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On my right, Innis Carson,

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a PhD chemistry student who once broke his leg on a roundabout.

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Lorraine Murtagh, a professional

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dog walker who first met the team captain

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when he was shirtless and eating cheese in her brother's kitchen.

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And that captain is Ian Volante,

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a physics graduate who

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was on the committee of the Jaffa Cake Appreciation Society.

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United by a passion for

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the periodic table,

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they are the Scientists.

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Ian, you won you first game against the Builders

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and your next against the Athenians.

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What's been the secret of your success?

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A large dollop of luck

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and my team-mates making up for

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my deficiencies, I think, mainly.

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Let's see if that will happen again tonight.

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You are facing, on my left...

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Tessa North, a sales assistant who used to live in a camper van

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in Texas and was once prevented from getting home by a police cordon

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and some escaped cows.

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Pete Sorel-Cameron, an actor

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and musician who once accidentally

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flashed the audience while appearing as Flute the bellows-mender.

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And their captain Richard Aubrey,

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a secondary school teacher

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and keen musician who once played Duncan in a production of Macbeth

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where they forgot to kill him.

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All intrigued by instruments,

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they are the String Section.

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Richard, you've beaten the Headliners and the Wayfarers.

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What do you chalk your success down to?

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Mine is lucky ties

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and being able to go for

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the Two Reeds question

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almost every time, cos it seems most musical.

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-You do look magnificent tonight, if I may say so.

-Thank you.

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Very nice outfit. Let's see how far

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that gets you in the quiz.

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Scientists, you won the toss,

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but you've decided to put the String Section in first.

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Tricksy. So, it'll be your team

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to choose an Egyptian hieroglyph.

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-The Two Reeds, please.

-The Two Reeds. OK.

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What connects these apparently random clues? Here is the first.

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Something Yiddish?

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It was invented there?

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-It is a borrowed word from German, not from...

-OK.

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The word itself, I would imagine. Next, please.

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Monkey tails?

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-Some kind of shape.

-PETE WHISPERS

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Like a symbol on...

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-On a coin or...

-Yeah.

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Next, please.

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Is it represented by something in something? Is it a game or...?

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Oh, yeah. That's a good one.

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Final one, please.

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Three seconds.

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BELL

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Symbols on national football shirt.

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Ooh. No. You've found

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your way to something,

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but that's not the answer, I'm afraid.

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Scientists, you have the chance

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-of a bonus point.

-I'm struggling.

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I'm going to guess...national foods.

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The snail, I mean, the Italians

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are well-known... When anyone thinks

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of eating snails, they think

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it's just a classic Italian dish.

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No. Now, this is what these nations

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would say where we would say an at-sign.

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Little A in a circle.

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Curly alpha, or kroellalfa,

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in Norway. Strudel in Israel.

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Monkey tail in Netherlands. Snail in Italy. No points there.

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Scientists, which question

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would you like for yourselves?

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-Let's start with Twisted Flax, please.

-OK.

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What is the connection between these clues? Here is the first.

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I don't know.

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No. Next, please.

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THEY CONFER QUIETLY

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-No, I don't think so.

-It's possible.

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Next, please.

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Designers of...

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HE WHISPERS

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Is there a monument there?

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THEY WHISPER

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Next one, please.

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Three seconds.

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BELL

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Are they are people that designed famous sculptures

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associated with those places or things?

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I'm afraid not.

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It is a very nice idea, but not the designers of those things.

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String Section, you have

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the chance of a bonus point.

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The models for these famous sculptures.

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They are the models for those things,

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that is exactly right.

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Eleanor Velasco Thornton is not the

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designer of The Spirit Of Ecstasy,

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but she features in it.

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The story there is that there was

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a fashion for people to have

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personalised designs on their

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Rolls-Royces, and Baron Montagu had one of his lover,

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who was this Eleanor Velasco Thornton.

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But Rolls-Royce didn't like it

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because people were picking inappropriate things, so they asked

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the sculptor to standardise them,

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and they were all then modelled on this person.

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What do you have on your Rolls-Royce?

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I was going to say a sausage for no apparent reason,

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but I don't have a sausage on my Rolls-Royce.

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I have Michael Portillo resplendent

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over the radiator. Wonderful. LAUGHTER

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Yes. Models for those statues.

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Well done, you get a bonus point.

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What would you like as a question?

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-The Eye of Horus, please.

-Eye of Horus.

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MUSICAL TONE Ah, the music question.

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What connects these musical clues? Here is the first.

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# What am I supposed to do?

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# Sit around and wait for you?

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-# Well, I can't do that. #

-Next, please.

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# I can see it in your eyes

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# You still despise the same old lines

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# You heard the night before

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# And though it is just a line to you

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# For me it's true And never seemed so right before. #

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Next, please.

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# I turn away from the wall

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# I stumble and fall

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-# But I give you it... #

-Next.

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-# I was born un... #

-Three seconds.

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BELL

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I'm sorry we interrupted that beautiful track. What is the answer?

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-Performed by Oscar winners.

-They are all

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sung by people who won an Oscar.

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An Oscar for what?

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Paint Your Wagon.

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No, I mean for doing what?

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-Right!

-Cher, Nicole Kidman...

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They didn't all win the Oscar for Paint Your Wagon.

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No, just acting, Best Actor winners.

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They all had those number-one songs.

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What did we hear?

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-Cher, believe.

-Mm-hm.

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Was that a Nicole Kidman version of Something Stupid?

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It was a duet with Robbie Williams,

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but that's right, yes.

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Wand'rin' Star by Lee Marvin.

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Woman In Love was sung by...

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-Barbra Streisand.

-Barbra Streisand. Absolutely.

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All sung by Oscar-winning performers

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in the acting category. Well done.

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Scientists, what would you like?

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-Lion, please.

-Lion. OK.

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What connects these clues? Here's the first.

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HE WHISPERS

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That doesn't help.

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Next, please.

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He was in... His first film was...

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The film was called...

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-Scum.

-Their first film.

-Could be. Could well be, yeah.

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-Um... Go for another one?

-Go for it.

-Next, please.

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No. I don't think that was... It might have been his first one.

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I don't know.

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Get the last one, please.

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HE MUMBLES Three seconds.

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BELL

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Going to have to guess that they were their first roles.

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They were not their first roles,

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I'm afraid. Do you know,

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String Section, for a bonus?

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-Any thought? I don't think I've got any.

-No, I don't.

-Uh...

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-No.

-I don't think you're going to

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get it. To be honest,

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I think you are all -

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perhaps I should say WE are all -

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too young for this question.

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Older quizzers would get this.

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These are all from the BBC's Play For Today.

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Alison Steadman played Beverly. Do you know what that was in?

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Um... Abigail's Party, I guess?

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Abigail's Party, Mike Leigh -

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absolutely right. Rumpole,

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as in Rumpole Of The Bailey.

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That started as a one-off

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for Play For Today

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written by John Mortimer. Ray Winstone

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as a borstal inmate, that was Scum.

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The first one, Blue Remembered Hills,

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was a Dennis Potter play.

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They all featured as

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the BBC Play For Today.

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No points then, String Section, for the bonus.

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What about your own question?

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-Horned Viper, please.

-Horned Viper.

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These are going to be picture clues.

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Something connects them. What is it? Here's the first.

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THEY CONFER QUIETLY

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Ne... Because you'll see it. Just go next and...

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Next.

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Were they stolen?

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Next, please.

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An exhibition at a major gallery or...?

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-But I don't know what that would make...

-OK. The last one, please.

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Oh. They were badly restored.

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Yes, OK.

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BELL

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Things that have been damaged and attempted restorations

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-have gone badly.

-VICTORIA CHUCKLES

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Well, yes. Let's say

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controversial restorations.

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It is in the eye of the beholder.

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That fourth clue is Ecce Homo,

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which was the victim of a voluntarily

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and, let's say, unauthorised

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restoration by an elderly parishioner.

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And the BBC Europe correspondent described it as now resembling,

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"A crayon sketch of a very hairy monkey in an ill-fitting tunic."

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The first one, Supper At Emmaus,

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the restorers said they appeared to

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have given it a nose job.

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Virgin And Child with St Anne, they said it was over-cleaned.

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The third one, it is a fresco from

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the Qing dynasty that they said

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it went a bit cartoonish.

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So, all works that have been accused of being badly restored

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in various controversies. Well done.

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Scientists, one question remains -

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Water. Maybe you'll get some points on this one. Good luck.

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Something connects these clues. What is it? Here is the first.

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It's somebody's autobiography.

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Next, please.

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I don't know.

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-No, it doesn't help me.

-OK. Next please.

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-Did the same person make all of these?

-Um...

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OK, I think it might be...

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Nile Rodgers from Chic.

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I'm not sure.

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Best get the last one, then. Next, please.

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-No.

-Two seconds.

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BELL

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All...written by...

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Dostoevsky.

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I'm afraid none of them

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was written by Dostoyevsky,

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so over to the String Section

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for a possible bonus point.

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So, if you prefix them with "one day in"

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you get the thing that is above it.

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That is what it is.

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One Day In My Life is the memoir

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of Bobby Sands, the hunger striker.

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One Day In Your Life,

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Michael Jackson's first

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UK number one. One Day In September

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is the film about the Olympics,

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the terrible Munich Olympics.

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And One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich

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is the great novella not written by Dostoevsky.

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

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Unlucky. But well done for the bonus.

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That means at the end of Round One,

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the String Section have four points, the scientists are yet to score.

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Onto the sequences round and the String Section,

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you will be going first again.

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Which hieroglyph would you like?

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-Two Reeds, please.

-As always, the Two Reeds.

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But which in this Two Reeds question would be the fourth clue?

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The first one is coming in now.

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THEY WHISPER

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Or some kind of pact or something.

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HE WHISPERS

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Next, please.

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MI5 codes. Escalations.

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THEY WHISPER

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-DA05.

-And...?

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THEY CONFER QUIELTY

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We'll take the next, please.

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SHE WHISPERS

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Three seconds. BELL

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It is DA05...

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-And you think it's...?

-I think the whole thing.

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-And...it's e-mail correspondence, isn't it?

-I need an answer.

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And e-mail correspondence.

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Not it, I'm afraid. There's a bonus

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possibility for the Scientists.

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Radio communications.

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That is not it either.

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It is DA05 UK security and intelligence services.

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I'd have taken spies, MI5,

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anything like that.

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It is the Defence Advisory Notices System,

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commonly known as D-Notices.

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It's warnings to the media not to

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publish sensitive information

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about certain things and number five

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would be the personnel,

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the spies and their operations.

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You don't get the bonus, but you do

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get a choice. What would you like?

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-Eye of Horus, please.

-The Eye of Horus.

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

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That's no help.

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Next, please.

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THEY CONFER QUIETLY

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-Is that binary?

-HE MUTTERS NUMBERS

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-Take another one.

-Next, please.

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THEY MUTTER

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-Try that.

-Three seconds.

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-BELL

-Right, OK.

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Is it 100 x 11 = 1,100?

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That is exactly what it is! Well done, Innis.

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There are ten types of people in the world -

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those who understand binary

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and those who don't.

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We just wanted to hear

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4 x 3 = 12 in binary. Well done.

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Back to you, String Section,

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for a choice.

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Lion. The Lion, please.

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The Lion question.

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What is the connection between these clues and, more importantly,

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

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THEY WHISPER

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So, the next, please.

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Oh, um...

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THEY CONFER QUIETLY

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But not in 1966. Big Wednesday, when did that come out?

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-Yeah, OK.

-Is that...?

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Next, please.

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Oh, that's War Of The Worlds.

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-Blue Sky. Blue Wednesday, isn't it?

-It could be.

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THEY CONFER QUIETLY

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-Blue...

-Blue Sky.

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What did you say the Jeff Wayne was? Blue Sky?

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Oh, no. I don't know.

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I don't know.

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Three seconds.

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BELL

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The Long Good Friday.

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Not it, I'm afraid.

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There's a bonus possibility

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for the Scientists now.

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I am going to guess something about winter,

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so a Shakespeare play, A Winter's Tale.

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You have to tell me something

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a little bit more than that

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for a bonus point.

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Well, the Jeff Wayne song, I'm assuming, is Forever Autumn,

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so always winter is...

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Always winter, that's all I want here.

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If you can give me an example,

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a nice one might be

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the White Witch's curse on Narnia.

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But something always or eternal,

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because we are looking at the Rodin sculpture

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Eternal Spring, that surfing

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documentary is Endless Summer,

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Forever Autumn, so something that is forever winter, for example,

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the White Witch's curse.

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Well done. You get a bonus point, and which question would you like?

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-Horned Viper, please.

-The Horned Viper. What...

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MUSICAL TONE Ah, a music sequence.

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What would you expect to hear in fourth place?

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The first one is coming in now.

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# Don't call me baby

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# You got some nerve, baby That'll never do

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# You know I don't belong to you. #

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Next please.

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# Don't you want somebody to love?

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# Don't you need somebody to love?

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# Wouldn't you love somebody to love?

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# You better find somebody to love. #

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Next, please.

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# Got my first real six-string

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# Bought it at the five and dime

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# Played it till my fingers bled

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-# Was the summer of '69. #

-Three seconds.

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BELL

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Um...

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And something... Woodstock by Matthews' Southern Comfort.

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A song from 1970.

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No good, I'm afraid.

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That is not a sequence.

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String Section, your chance for a bonus point.

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Just say any artist. Dinah Washington.

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Something by Dinah Washington.

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Any song by Dinah Washington,

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that's it. They share their names

0:17:060:17:08

with the fourth to first

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presidents of the United States.

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We're going backwards.

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We heard from Madison Avenue,

0:17:120:17:13

share their name with James Madison.

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Then Jefferson Airplane

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for Thomas Jefferson.

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Next was Bryan Adams.

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And I wanted to hear something from an act that shared their name

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with George Washington - for example,

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anything by Dinah Washington.

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Can you name anything

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by Dinah Washington?

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-Mad About The Boy.

-Mad About The Boy is lovely.

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The audience might not know what

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you mean. Let's give it a go.

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Not again.

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One, two, three, four.

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-DISCORDANTLY:

-# I'm mad about the boy. #

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-Something like that.

-I've run out of...

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You gave it a try,

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that's the main thing.

0:17:430:17:45

You showed up and gave it a try, absolutely lovely.

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Well done. You get that point and

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you can choose your own question.

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What would you like?

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-The Twisted Flax, please.

-Twisted Flax, OK.

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

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THEY WHISPER

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Next, please.

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-Oh.

-It's where the Pauline letters were written, so...

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But I can't... Um...

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HE WHISPERS

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Next, please.

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Um...

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SHE WHISPERS

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BELL

0:18:280:18:30

-The Hebrews.

-Richard.

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I'm afraid that is not the answer.

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There is a possible bonus point

0:18:360:18:38

for you, Scientists.

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The Ecclesiastes.

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No. The answer would be Rome.

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-Let me go back to our resident RE teacher.

-They're backwards!

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-Why would the answer be Rome?

-It's going backwards, isn't it?

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So, that's the first place to which Paul wrote a letter.

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That is it. We're going backwards.

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It is the letters written by Paul,

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but it is more what he would have

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popped on the envelope.

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He'd have had to write Rome on there,

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Corinth, Galatia, Ephesus.

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He is writing to people that live in those places

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in the books of the Bible,

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and we're going in reverse order.

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That'll be an awkward moment

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when you go back to school, won't it? OTHERS LAUGH

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So, Scientists,

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you don't get the bonus point,

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but you get the last question, Water.

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What would come fourth in this picture sequence?

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I'd like you to describe the sort of thing

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you'd expect to see in the fourth picture. Here is the first.

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That's between Germany and Poland.

0:19:280:19:31

THEY WHISPER

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That is behind the Iron Curtain.

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Next, please.

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Baltic Sea.

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Are they all places that were neutral?

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Or on the opposite side. Controlled by the opposite side.

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I think. Shall I guess?

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But we need the fourth one.

0:19:540:19:56

-Yep.

-I'd go for it.

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BELL

0:19:580:20:00

West Berlin, a picture thereof.

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Not a sequence, I'm afraid.

0:20:030:20:05

I like your gambling spirit.

0:20:050:20:07

Let's show the third one

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to the String Section,

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see if you want to have a go.

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Texas.

0:20:120:20:14

I mean, it spectacularly isn't Texas.

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Would it help if I told you

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that those areas of the map depicted

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represented Stettin, the Baltic

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and Trieste?

0:20:240:20:25

It's to do with Churchill's speech about the Iron Curtain

0:20:250:20:28

coming down over Europe.

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That is exactly what it is.

0:20:290:20:31

"From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the ADRIATIC,

0:20:310:20:34

"an Iron Curtain has descended

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"across the continent."

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We wanted to hear the Adriatic.

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At the end of Round Two...

0:20:400:20:42

What about a couple of horrible Only Connect

0:20:480:20:51

quarterfinal Connecting Walls?

0:20:510:20:53

I thought you'd like it.

0:20:530:20:55

You get the dubious pleasure of going first this time, Scientists.

0:20:550:20:58

-Would you like Lion or Water?

-I fancy the Water today.

-Water.

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OK, you have two and a half minutes to solve it, starting now.

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OK. Would it go through the old blues musicians?

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Hoover Dam - that's an Elvis song.

0:21:110:21:14

-Yeah.

-Plage is beach.

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Monrovia is the capital of Liberia.

0:21:150:21:19

-Juba is the capital of South Sudan.

-Oh, well, OK.

-African capitals?

0:21:190:21:22

Yeah, that's got to be what it is. Kahakai one?

0:21:220:21:23

Um, I don't know that one.

0:21:230:21:25

-BUZZ

-Oh, there's Praia.

0:21:250:21:27

-Victoria's one, isn't it?

-No, I don't think so.

0:21:270:21:29

It might be, but I don't think it is.

0:21:290:21:30

-BUZZ

-It might be Seychelles, actually.

0:21:300:21:32

-Just try something.

-Yeah. Um...

0:21:320:21:35

-Oh, lovely.

-Right, OK.

-Next one.

0:21:350:21:38

Monrovia is named after an American president.

0:21:380:21:40

-Well, yeah, so is Hoover Dam, so...

-Hoover, yeah.

-And teddy bear.

-Teddy.

0:21:400:21:44

-Yeah, and then...

-Polk.

-Polk.

0:21:440:21:46

-BUZZ

-Oh, OK.

-So, that's five things.

0:21:460:21:48

Woody Guthrie might have been named after...

0:21:480:21:50

-Woodrow or something like that.

-Woodrow, yeah.

0:21:500:21:52

Look, we've got a certain...

0:21:520:21:53

-BUZZ

-No. Monrovia.

-Oh, oops. OK.

0:21:530:21:55

-Not Cristiano Ronaldo.

-BUZZ

0:21:550:21:58

-Other stuff. Spiaggia - no idea.

-BUZZ

0:21:580:22:00

-Surrender is...

-BUZZ

0:22:000:22:02

-Strand is another word for a beach.

-BUZZ

0:22:020:22:07

-Did we not try all of these?

-No.

-BUZZ

0:22:070:22:10

-Kahakai might be a beach word.

-BUZZ

0:22:100:22:12

Spiaggia as well.

0:22:120:22:13

-Oh, all seafront words.

-Nice one. Nice one.

0:22:130:22:15

Right, OK, that's probably one of the groups.

0:22:150:22:17

-Three strikes now.

-Let's think this through.

0:22:170:22:19

Teddy Bear is an Elvis song.

0:22:190:22:21

Surrender is an Elvis song.

0:22:210:22:22

OK, so, it's definitely...

0:22:220:22:23

-Wait.

-Um...

0:22:230:22:25

-Cristiano Ronaldo...

-Polk.

-..might have been named after...

0:22:250:22:28

It's hard to...

0:22:280:22:29

Maybe he was right after Ronald Reagan or something.

0:22:290:22:31

-Hmm, yeah.

-Is one of these an Elvis song?

0:22:310:22:34

Must be Polk Salad Annie or Hoover Dam.

0:22:340:22:36

-Oh, it could be...

-Yes!

0:22:360:22:38

That's it. You've solved the wall.

0:22:380:22:40

Very well done.

0:22:400:22:41

You get all the points for the groups.

0:22:410:22:42

What about the connections?

0:22:420:22:44

Let's start with the top blue group that begins Victoria.

0:22:440:22:47

I think they're all African capital cities.

0:22:470:22:49

Yes, they are.

0:22:490:22:50

And the green group, starting spiaggia?

0:22:500:22:52

They all sound to me like words for beachfronts or seasides.

0:22:520:22:57

They all mean beach. That's right.

0:22:570:22:59

And the pink or purple group, stating Surrender?

0:22:590:23:02

-They're all Elvis songs. Elvis Presley songs.

-They are.

0:23:020:23:05

And the light blue group, starting Monrovia?

0:23:050:23:07

Things named after American presidents.

0:23:070:23:08

That is absolutely right.

0:23:080:23:10

Monrovia, of course, a red herring in the other groups,

0:23:100:23:12

is the capital city of Liberia,

0:23:120:23:14

-but who's it named after?

-Um, is it...

0:23:140:23:16

-James Monroe.

-..James Monroe?

-Absolutely right.

0:23:160:23:18

That is all the connecting points as well.

0:23:180:23:20

I'll give you a bonus for getting it all right. That's the maximum of ten.

0:23:200:23:23

Let's bring back the String Section and give them the other wall -

0:23:230:23:26

the Lion wall - and see what they can do with it.

0:23:260:23:28

Two and a half minutes, of course, is what you have

0:23:280:23:30

to try and solve this wall.

0:23:300:23:32

Time starts now.

0:23:320:23:34

-OK. OK.

-It's...

0:23:350:23:37

Culture vulture, but vulture, buzzard, osprey, kite -

0:23:370:23:40

-they're all birds of prey.

-We've got falcon as well.

0:23:400:23:42

Do you want to go in there and...?

0:23:420:23:44

-BUZZ

-Types of...?

0:23:440:23:46

-What about...?

-There's kite as well. There's four.

0:23:460:23:48

-There's economists. Keynes, Friedman.

-Keynes, Friedman.

0:23:480:23:51

Um...

0:23:520:23:53

Ooh, wait! They're the second half of towns.

0:23:530:23:56

-So, Saffron Walden, King's Lynn...

-Good.

0:23:560:23:58

..Milton Keynes and Leighton Buzzard.

0:23:580:24:00

Well done. Nicely spotted.

0:24:000:24:02

-Um...

-Dragon. Are they...? Are these...?

0:24:020:24:04

Dragons and Scarlets and Ospreys are rugby...

0:24:040:24:07

-Um, badges.

-Say Falcons as well.

0:24:070:24:09

-One, two, three, Falcons.

-BUZZ

0:24:090:24:11

-No.

-Um, Blues.

0:24:110:24:13

-So, let's go with Dragon.

-Oh, good.

-Three strikes now. Plenty of time.

0:24:130:24:16

All right, so, presumably, Vulcan, fal...

0:24:160:24:18

Vulture, falcon, kite and hobby.

0:24:180:24:21

But, then, are they some...?

0:24:210:24:22

How specific do we need to be?

0:24:220:24:23

-Are they just...?

-Wait, Modigliani is an artist.

0:24:230:24:26

-And an economist.

-But are they...?

0:24:260:24:28

-Is that also the name of a...?

-Hayek?

0:24:280:24:31

Salma Hayek? Yeah.

0:24:310:24:33

And Tobin.

0:24:330:24:34

I'd be tempted to say it's hobby, kite and vulture,

0:24:340:24:36

-and then one of these two or one of the bottom three...

-OK.

0:24:360:24:39

..with that being what they expect for a surname.

0:24:390:24:41

-But then what are the...?

-OK.

-What are the surnames?

-Um...

0:24:410:24:45

-What kind of art is it?

-What kind of economists?

0:24:450:24:49

Early 20th century?

0:24:490:24:50

I can tell you Friedman is the choreographer on The X Factor.

0:24:500:24:53

-Really?

-That's useful. Spelt that way - with an I-E?

0:24:530:24:55

-I believe so.

-Right. Shall we...? We need to start pressing.

0:24:550:24:58

-Let's go one, two, three, four.

-BUZZ

0:24:580:25:01

-One, two, three, four.

-BUZZ

0:25:010:25:04

One, two, three...

0:25:040:25:05

Cor!

0:25:070:25:09

You've solved the wall.

0:25:090:25:11

Very interesting strategy you had there,

0:25:110:25:13

but that's four points. What about the connections,

0:25:130:25:15

starting with Kaynes or Keynes in the top group?

0:25:150:25:19

Second half of English towns.

0:25:190:25:22

That's right.

0:25:220:25:23

They are the second halves

0:25:230:25:24

of two-worded English place names.

0:25:240:25:26

The second green group, starting scarlet?

0:25:260:25:28

They are...rugby union teams.

0:25:280:25:34

I need to hear something else.

0:25:340:25:36

-Are they all Welsh clubs?

-Are they all Welsh?

0:25:360:25:38

They are Welsh rugby union teams. Absolutely right.

0:25:380:25:41

The pink group - hobby, vulture, kite, falcon?

0:25:410:25:44

-Birds of prey.

-They are all birds of prey.

0:25:440:25:46

And the light blue group starting Modigliani?

0:25:460:25:49

Economists.

0:25:490:25:51

They are all economists.

0:25:510:25:53

I'd love to hear something else as well, if you can tell me.

0:25:530:25:56

Nobel-winning economists?

0:25:560:25:58

They are Nobel-winning economists.

0:25:580:26:00

That's absolutely it. Yes, they are economists,

0:26:000:26:02

so you get full Wall points for the connections

0:26:020:26:04

and a bonus for getting it all right.

0:26:040:26:05

That's the maximum of ten. Let's have a look at the scores.

0:26:050:26:08

We are now going to decide who goes through to the semifinal

0:26:150:26:17

and who goes home with the missing vowels round.

0:26:170:26:21

So, fingers on buzzers, teams.

0:26:210:26:23

The first group are all songs from Saturday Night Fever.

0:26:230:26:27

String Section?

0:26:300:26:31

-More Than A Woman.

-Correct.

0:26:310:26:33

Strings?

0:26:350:26:36

-Disco Inferno.

-Yes, it is.

0:26:360:26:38

Scientists?

0:26:430:26:44

-If I Can't Have You.

-Correct.

0:26:440:26:45

-Scientists?

-How Deep Is Your Love.

0:26:490:26:51

Yes, it is.

0:26:510:26:52

Next category - names with the word Taylor removed.

0:26:520:26:56

String Section?

0:26:580:26:59

-Samuel Coleridge.

-Correct.

0:26:590:27:00

-Scientists?

-Pass. Sorry.

0:27:030:27:04

Don't know it?

0:27:040:27:06

String Section, do you know?

0:27:060:27:07

-Tim Brooke.

-Yes, that's right.

0:27:070:27:09

-Scientists?

-Shelley Dawson.

0:27:120:27:15

Not it, I'm afraid. String Section?

0:27:150:27:16

-Ashley Dawson.

-It is Ashley Dawson,

0:27:160:27:18

or Taylor Dawson from Hollyoaks.

0:27:180:27:20

Next clue.

0:27:200:27:21

String Section?

0:27:230:27:24

-Courtney Taylor.

-Correct.

0:27:240:27:25

Next category - Greek muses.

0:27:250:27:28

-Scientists?

-Terpsichore.

-Correct.

0:27:290:27:32

-String Section?

-Erato.

-Correct.

0:27:350:27:36

-String Section?

-Urania.

-Correct.

0:27:410:27:43

-Scientists?

-Clio.

-Correct.

0:27:450:27:47

Next category.

0:27:470:27:48

END MUSIC SOUNDS

0:27:480:27:52

But we will not have another category

0:27:520:27:53

because the bell has gone for the end of the quiz.

0:27:530:27:55

And looking at the final scores,

0:27:550:27:57

ending with an excellent 23 points and through to the semifinal,

0:27:570:28:01

it's the String Section.

0:28:010:28:03

Very well done to you.

0:28:030:28:04

Finishing with 15 points after a very good series,

0:28:040:28:07

but sadly going home,

0:28:070:28:08

it's the Scientists.

0:28:080:28:10

Very sorry to lose you.

0:28:100:28:11

You've been a great team.

0:28:110:28:13

Some lovely quizzing, some beautiful singing.

0:28:130:28:15

I'm sorry to say goodbye.

0:28:150:28:17

Well done to you guys.

0:28:170:28:18

We will see you next time.

0:28:180:28:20

And I hope we'll see you next time for another episode of the show

0:28:200:28:23

that brings unbridled joy to quiz fans everywhere

0:28:230:28:26

and deep anguish to quiz fans everywhere.

0:28:260:28:30

That's BBC balance for you. Goodbye.

0:28:300:28:32

The Scientists and the String Section return in the first of the quarter-finals. They 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 Memoir: My Life, Song: Your Life, Film: September and Novella: The Life of Ivan Denisovich.