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Snake Charmers v Extras

Victoria Coren Mitchell presents the quiz show about making connections. A team of reptile lovers take on three background actors in this opening heat.


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What do ghosts eat?

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Well, the ancient Greeks believed that the ghosts of their dead roamed

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for an eternity, consuming fields of the grey-white flower asphodel.

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Conversely, in Taoist parts of Asia,

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relatives lay out gifts of rice and bread

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for the spirits of their loved ones.

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Meanwhile, in the modern Western tradition,

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ghosts eat mainly goul-ash, dreaded wheat and spook-ghetti.

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So it all depends on your culture.

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Quizzing tonight, on my right...

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Thomas Rychlik,

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a software engineer who sings in a choir and enjoys fire dancing.

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Kate Pfeffer, an English graduate

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with a passion for interesting zoological facts.

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And their captain, John Howe,

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a PhD student who owns a significant collection of empty port bottles.

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United by a soft spot for serpents,

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they are the Snake Charmers.

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Are you all snake owners? Do they make nice pets?

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No, Kate's the only one

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who's a snake...who has a pet snake,

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but Tom and Kate bonded

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over building a snake box

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that I have driven Kate to get from the shop,

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so it's an important part of the lives of the three of us.

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A heart-warming tale.

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Welcome to the show.

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You are playing against tonight, on my left...

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Vikram Vasu,

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a financial services professional with a passion for London Transport

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who enjoys watching time-lapse videos of London bus routes.

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Shrikant Narasimhan, an analytics

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consultant who once played the part

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of a cynical, middle-aged tea vendor on a train.

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And their captain, Vinod Ganesh,

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a financial analyst who used

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a series of ten quiz questions to propose to his wife.

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All experienced background actors,

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they are the Extras.

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Front of stage tonight - how are the nerves getting to you?

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We're just glad there is a lot of water on the table.

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Well, good luck.

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You won the toss, Snake Charmers,

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but in your first fiendish move,

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you decided to put your opponents

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in first. So, Extras,

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please choose an Egyptian hieroglyph.

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We'd like the Twisted Flax, please.

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The Twisted Flax will be the first question of tonight's show.

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What is the connection between four apparently random clues?

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Shout "next" when you want another one.

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Here's a first.

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Bubble. Types of wrap.

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Types of bath. Types of tea.

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Next.

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-Indemnity.

-Double, double!

-What does "double" mean?

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Double indemnity.

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-What is a double bubble, you know?

-It's something.

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OK. You want to go for another one?

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Next.

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Yes, that's it.

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All of these can be prefixed by the word "double".

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Absolutely right. You didn't need

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to see the last one, entendre.

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Can you think of a good double entendre, or shall I give you one?

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I'm just joking.

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They can all be preceded by double.

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Double Dutch. Double bubble -

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that's the sort of way being paid double time.

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Double indemnity.

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Double dating, we could've had,

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which my screen tells me

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is an awkward social convention.

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I think that's the question writer

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speaking from experience there.

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Well done. Coming in after

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three clues, you get two points.

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Snake Charmers, what would you like?

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Well, as we are the Snake Charmers, could we have Two Reeds, please?

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That makes perfect sense. Two Reeds for you.

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

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Ties from Nottinghamshire.

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THEY WHISPER

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Next, please.

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The second Mrs Lineker from Buckinghamshire.

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Is it going to be all the same thing?

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His wife, I don't know what she's called.

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-We have to go next, I think.

-Yep.

-Next, please.

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SHE WHISPERS

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Harts, harts!

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-Hearts?

-Deer are harts.

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-Oh, cos is it...?

-Oh, and knots.

-Knots from Nottinghamshire. Right.

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-Bucks. Yep.

-OK.

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So they are all something from something that sounds the same.

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So deer from Hertfordshire are harts from Herts.

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Ties from Nottinghamshire are knots from Notts.

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And things like that.

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You're obviously right and I'm going

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to give you two points as well.

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You didn't need to see the last clue.

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What it is, is they are

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county abbreviations

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and a clue to a synonym for that. So ties could be called knots,

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like Notts, the abbreviation for Nottinghamshire.

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Gary Lineker's second wife, Danielle Bux, from Bucks.

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And deer are harts.

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And a wild cat from Lincolnshire would be?

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-A lynx.

-Lynx, of course.

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So well spotted - a word question -

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and you get two points as well.

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Back to you, Extras. What would you like?

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-We'd like the Eye of Horus, please.

-The Eye of Horus.

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Everyone listening out for the

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jingle of the music question.

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Not yet. What is the connection between these clues?

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Here's the first.

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THEY WHISPER

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-Do you know anything for names of a place?

-No.

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Next, please.

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Bronze bread.

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Golden... Golden apple.

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Next, please.

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Maybe it's something like colours or something.

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It's too obvious.

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Large white apple, what could a large white apple be?

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Some kind of noble? Some kind of statue?

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Next, please.

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Hereford horseradish.

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HE WHISPERS

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Two seconds.

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All of these things are not actually what they are.

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So large white apple is not an apple.

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Bronze bread is not actually bread.

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-That's the connection.

-Not the answer, I'm afraid.

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So, Snake Charmers, you have the chance for a bonus point.

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Are they all carrots?

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They are not all carrots.

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Now, Extras, you're right,

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they don't really exist,

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but what they are is something else,

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and this is a very nice, cryptic Only Connect question.

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At the top is a breed of animal -

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the Large White pig, the Bronze turkey,

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Suffolk is the kind of sheep, Hereford - a cow.

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Underneath, a sauce with which you might eat it.

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It's not a question for vegans,

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I'll be honest with you.

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It's not for vegans. The question writer here,

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bloodthirsty, he's thinking

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that Large White might be delicious

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with apple sauce,

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Bronze turkey with bread sauce,

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Suffolk sheep or lamb with mint sauce

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and Hereford with horseradish.

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No bonus, then, Snake Charmers,

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but you may choose a hieroglyph.

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-Can we have Lion, please?

-You absolutely could.

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JINGLE There it is.

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The music question. You will be hearing the clues.

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What connects them? The first one is coming in now.

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# Back since the days of old Methuselah

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# Everyone loves the big bamboozler... #

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-Razzle Dazzle.

-Next, please.

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YODELING

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Is this...?

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Is this the Tralalala song?

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No, it's not.

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OK. Next, please.

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# Wop bop a-loo, bop a-lop ba ba!

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# I've got a girl named Sue... #

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-Oh, it's...

-Yeah, the...

-Yeah.

-# She knows just what to do. #

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They have two-word titles

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where they've just changed the first letter

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of the first word to get the second word.

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So, like Razzle Dazzle, Tutti Frutti, they rhyme.

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I'll accept it - they do change it in Tutti Frutti,

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but they change it for two letters, don't they? T to an FR.

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But rhyming titles. What did we hear?

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We heard Razzle Dazzle and Tutti Frutti,

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and something else is the second one.

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You don't know the great Dutch

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prog rock number Hocus Pocus?

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No, strangely!

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That's what that was.

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They all rhyme, and they do change the first letter

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in the third case to two letters,

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but well done.

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We don't often get an early buzz on the music question. Well quizzed.

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Back to you, Extras, for a choice.

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-We'd like to go with Water, please.

-Water, OK.

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

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THEY WHISPER

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Next, please.

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THEY WHISPER

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-Manuel. Or something else?

-Yeah, Manuel.

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THEY TALK OVER EACH OTHER

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-Fawlty Towers?

-Yes!

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-Is that a...?

-Yeah.

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Characters in Fawlty Towers.

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Good brave early buzz.

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They share their names with

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the staff of the great hotel

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Fawlty Towers. Very well done.

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-Talk me through the clues.

-The first one is Manuel Noriega.

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-Mm-hm.

-And the second one is Polly Toynbee.

-Who are these people?

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-Manuel Noriega, I think, was the dictator in Panama.

-That's right.

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-And Polly Toynbee...

-Guardian columnist.

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Guardian columnist, that's right.

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What about the clues you didn't need to see?

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-Last one is Basil Rathbone.

-That's right.

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-Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes in many films.

-Yeah.

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-And you know clue three?

-Sybil?

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It's Dame Sybil Thorndike,

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the actress, yes. Very well done.

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Three points for the early buzz.

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Back on you, Snake Charmers,

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for the last question of the round.

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It will be the Horned Viper, and it is the picture question.

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What connects these picture clues? Here's the first.

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Next, please.

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-That's Hugh Dennis.

-Hugh Dennis, Merkel...

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Angela, Hugh...

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Next, please.

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That's Theresa, Theresa May,

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so we've got Dennis May...

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No. Or Angela Hugh...

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Theresa... Are they characters from something?

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-Go next?

-Yeah.

-Next, please.

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-Austens.

-Austen...

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KATE WHISPERS

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-What?

-THEY WHISPER

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Two seconds.

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The Mitford sisters.

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I like it. I mean, often the

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connection is the Mitford sisters,

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but sadly for you, not in this case.

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Extras, you've the chance of a bonus point.

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We will go the Bronte sisters.

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Well, that's not it either, though

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the fourth clue is the Bronte sisters. No.

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Now, I think you probably do know

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the answer to this,

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it's just a case of finding it.

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It is just the lateral thinking.

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They are the children of clergy.

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All of them had parents in the clergy.

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Angela Merkel, a Protestant pastor was her father.

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Hugh Dennis' father was a bishop.

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They say that quite often

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about Hugh Dennis' father.

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Theresa May, of course, clergyman's daughter. And the Brontes...

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Patrick Bronte was the perpetual

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curate of Haworth for 41 years.

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So not that perpetual.

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Do you know how Charlotte Bronte

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spent her first earnings?

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-Was it on a pet snake?

-It was not.

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-It was on dentistry.

-Oh!

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I considered spending

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my first earnings on dentistry,

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but as you can see, I chose not to.

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That means, at the end of Round One,

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the Snake Charmers have four points,

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the Extras have five.

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Onto Round Two, the sequences round.

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This time, the teams may see a maximum of three clues,

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because I want to know what would come fourth in a sequence.

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Extras, you'll be going first again.

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Please choose a hieroglyph.

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We'll go with the Twisted Flax.

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The Twisted Flax. OK.

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These clues will come in a sequence,

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you need to work out the sequence

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and then tell me what would come fourth.

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And the first one is coming in now.

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Single Olympic winners, probably.

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-Let's see where they go with it.

-We'll wait for the next one.

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THEY WHISPER

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Next, please.

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Nicole Cooke.

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So it is something from 2012. No, 2016.

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Owain.

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-2016, obviously.

-2016.

-Individual goals.

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No, it could be the other cyclist.

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No, Laura something whose husband is...

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Next, please.

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-So 2016.

-Two seconds.

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Oh, I'm afraid the clock's run down. The time is up.

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So bonus chance for you again,

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Snake Charmers.

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2016, Jason Kenny.

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That's not it.

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-What do you think the sequence is?

-Most medals won by...

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A British, a Team GB athlete in a single Olympics.

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It's not most medals,

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it's the first medals.

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These are the people who won

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the first gold medals for Team GB

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at those Olympic Games.

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Chris Hoy and Nicole Cooke, cyclists.

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Helen Glover and Heather Stanning,

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that wasn't actually cycling.

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-Do you know the sport?

-Rowing.

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It was the rowing, the women's pair. That's absolutely right.

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Adam Peaty, the 100m breast stroke

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was our first medal in 2016.

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Which question would you like for yourselves?

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-Could we have Eye of Horus, please?

-You certainly could.

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

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-That's Madagascar, I think.

-Yeah, and four.

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Four.

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Next.

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-Three.

-Madagascar...

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It's number of syllables and the name of islands.

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New Zealand.

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So... What's an island nation that's one syllable?

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There's got to be something. Um...

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Or else they wouldn't make the question.

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-I can't think of one.

-Just say...

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Yeah, if you can't think of one.

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A one on a picture of an island nation

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with one syllable in its name.

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Now, because

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this is your opening heat...

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..I am going to give it to you.

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And I'll tell you why.

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You have made the question

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more specific than you needed to.

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It doesn't need to be an island.

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I know you know what the sequence is,

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but the sequence is just

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syllables in country names.

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You have correctly identified

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Madagascar for four syllables,

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New Zealand for three.

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At clue three, we had Poland

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for two syllables, so actually

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it could have been any country.

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If you can tell me a country whose name is one syllable...

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-France.

-France. Chad. Spain.

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Or, my screen tells me,

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Laos or Wales.

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But, yes, it's one syllable country name.

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But because you spotted the sequence

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and refined it too far,

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the extra cleverness

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gets you the points. Well done.

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Extras, back to you for a choice.

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We'd like to go for the Water, please.

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The Water question, OK. What would come fourth in this sequence?

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Here's the first.

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Largest red.

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THEY WHISPER

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OK. Next, please.

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Second largest, mauve-purple.

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-Something fourth largest, obviously.

-Yeah.

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Any guesses?

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Next, please.

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Second smallest, orange brown.

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Is this snooker... Snooker balls?

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-They aren't different sizes. What else is different sizes?

-Planets.

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Planets?

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These are the colours in which the planets...

0:14:280:14:31

I want to know what comes fourth

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in the sequence.

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Yellow. Fourth... Smallest, yellow.

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I can't accept it, I'm afraid,

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so another bonus chance for you,

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Snake Charmers.

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-Smallest, white.

-Not it.

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Smallest, turquoise-blue.

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I might have taken green.

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This is a question about banknotes.

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It's the colours of current banknotes in England and Wales,

0:14:510:14:54

the largest, the £50 note, red.

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The second largest, mauve-purple,

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£20 note. A tenner, orange brown.

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And I wanted to hear smallest,

0:14:590:15:01

turquoise-blue for the £5 note.

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So nobody spotted that one.

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Snake charmers, your own question.

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-Can we have Two Reeds, please?

-You certainly can.

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

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8: tune. Like octave?

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-An octave tune? I'll go next.

-Yeah.

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Next, please.

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Erm...

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Oh! No, it's planets.

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Because it's Neptune, Uranus

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and then Saturn, Jupiter.

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So they're missing the first...

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It's either the last four letters or...

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Oh, no, it's the last four letters,

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so it's going to be

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i-t-e-r.

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Are we happy?

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-Yeah, I'm happy.

-Mm-hm.

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BELL

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5: iter.

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Is the right answer. Very well done.

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What's happening here?

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We are going in words

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with the planets from Neptune,

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but only showing

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the last four letters.

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Last four letters of planets

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moving towards the sun.

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I mean, quite clearly the question writer has come up with this

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because he wanted to put the word "anus" on-screen.

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This is what you need to know about our question writers.

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They are the kind of people

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that in their 40s still type

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8-0-0-8-5 into a calculator

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because it says "boobs."

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I mean, they are so delighted

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that those clues have come up quite...

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You know, it's simply planets! Don't write in.

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It's simply the names of planets

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with the first letters taken off

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moving towards the sun.

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A rigorously intellectual question.

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Very well spotted over there.

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Back to you, Extras, for a choice.

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-Er... We'd like to go for the Lion, please.

-OK, the Lion is all yours.

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What would come fourth

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in this sequence? Here's the first.

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25%...

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-In its bag.

-Hmm?

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-You'd use a bag.

-What?

-You normally use a bag.

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Next, please.

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ABBA: 50%...

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The number of letters that are common? B-B-B?

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-The word A. 100%.

-Two As.

-Yes.

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-BELL

-The word... 100 and...

-No.

-Yes!

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-100% A.

-Hello?

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-Er...

-Letter.

-The letter A. 100%.

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Colon 100%.

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And why would that be?

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-The percentage...

-Percentage of As

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in the name of the band.

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I'm afraid that is not

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mathematically correct because there are seven letters in Garbage.

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It's not the answer. I was thinking

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whether I could give it to you,

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but 25% of the letters

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in Garbage aren't As,

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so I must show the third

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in the sequence

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to the Snake Charmers

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for a possible bonus.

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Er... The Beatles: 100%.

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Not the answer, I'm afraid.

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Why do you say that?

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It's the proportion of...

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It's four-piece bands

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and it's the proportion that's either men or women

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And I wasn't sure which way to go.

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What do you know about the make up of The Corrs?

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Er... Not very much...

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-I see.

-..as it turns out.

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Well, you're right, but it's women.

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You guessed the wrong way.

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The Corrs are Andrea, Caroline,

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Sharon and Jim. So 75% female.

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Garbage, one female member.

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ABBA - two, of course.

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So we need a four-piece band,

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100% female.

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We went with Little Mix

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who won The X factor. Unlucky.

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So, you don't get the bonus, but you do get the last question,

0:17:540:17:57

the Horned Viper waiting there at the end again

0:17:570:17:59

coiled up in the laundry basket waiting for you.

0:17:590:18:01

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

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-Science.

-It could be anything.

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Next.

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-STEM?

-Yeah.

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-What's M?

-Mathematics.

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You did it, Tom!

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BELL

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-Mathematics.

-Is the right answer.

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And what's happening in this sequence?

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It's the STEM subjects.

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That's absolutely right.

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Science, technology, engineering mathematics - the STEM subjects.

0:18:230:18:26

Very well done.

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And that means at the end of Round Two, the Extras have five points.

0:18:270:18:30

The Snake Charmers have 13.

0:18:300:18:32

Time for the Connecting Wall now.

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16 jumbled up clues that the teams need to sort

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into four connected groups of four.

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You'll be going first this time, Snake Charmers.

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Would you like Lion or Water?

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-Could we have Lion, please?

-Yes, you could.

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You've got two and a half minutes to solve the Lion wall starting now.

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OK, so there are crested penguins.

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-Oh, we've got characters from Buffy.

-Oh, yes, of course!

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-Xander, Willow...

-Spike, Giles, Angel.

-Yep.

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-Finally, Buffy comes up!

-There is also...

0:19:010:19:05

Bearded Dragon, crested dragon... Oh, setter, Searle...

0:19:050:19:08

So, what are the penguins?

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-Are they penguins?

-I don't know. They're somethings.

0:19:100:19:12

Er... There's also Gerald Scarfe. Is that his name?

0:19:120:19:15

The cartoonist who did The Wall.

0:19:150:19:18

You get a red setter...

0:19:180:19:19

A weeping willow.

0:19:200:19:21

Oh, bearded tit, willow tits,

0:19:210:19:23

-bluetit, crested tits.

-Yup.

0:19:230:19:25

Three lives now. Choose with care.

0:19:260:19:29

Searle... Searle is a name of someone.

0:19:290:19:31

There are names here.

0:19:310:19:34

Brookes, Scarfe, Searle...

0:19:340:19:36

Soft block?

0:19:360:19:38

Soft block, it sounds like a way of doing something.

0:19:380:19:41

Erm...

0:19:410:19:43

Kitchen tidy...

0:19:430:19:45

Dig in...

0:19:450:19:46

Red setter?

0:19:470:19:49

What's Libero? Do we know?

0:19:490:19:51

Is that...? Oh, is that an app?

0:19:510:19:53

-Is Libero an app?

-Could be.

-Could be.

0:19:530:19:54

Anagrams or anything?

0:19:540:19:56

-Erm...

-Soft block could be an anagram.

0:19:560:19:58

Hmm... No, it's not.

0:19:580:20:00

I'm fairly sure it's not.

0:20:000:20:02

Could be an anagram, make it interesting.

0:20:020:20:04

I think these two are...

0:20:040:20:07

-Oh, these three I think are all cartoonists.

-OK.

0:20:070:20:11

So Libero is probably the last one.

0:20:110:20:13

-Probably.

-Setter, Dig...

0:20:130:20:14

Although it could be Setter.

0:20:140:20:16

I mean, we've got three lives, don't we? So...

0:20:160:20:18

You've got a minute left.

0:20:180:20:20

Let's go for them.

0:20:200:20:21

-OK, I'm going to try them.

-Yeah.

0:20:210:20:24

One more life.

0:20:280:20:30

-Erm...

-Shall we try Scarfe with the others then?

0:20:300:20:33

So that's our last...

0:20:350:20:37

So...

0:20:370:20:39

Shall we try it without...? Did we try it without Libero?

0:20:390:20:42

-Yeah.

-OK.

0:20:420:20:44

Erm... I think... So...

0:20:440:20:47

Just go for what you think.

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Erm...

0:20:490:20:50

-Hey!

-Brilliant!

-You've solved the Wall.

0:20:530:20:55

Very well done.

0:20:550:20:56

So that's four points for the groups

0:20:560:20:58

and I'll give you more points for the connections.

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The first blue group - Xander or Ex-ander, Giles, Angel, Spike.

0:21:000:21:05

These are all characters from Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

0:21:050:21:08

Apparently so. You said, "At last, Buffy comes up!"

0:21:080:21:10

It's the only thing I know so much about.

0:21:100:21:13

It's, like, my provisional Mastermind category.

0:21:130:21:16

Well, I'm delighted to be of service there.

0:21:160:21:18

And the green group - crested, blue, willow, bearded.

0:21:180:21:22

These are all tits.

0:21:220:21:24

It's absolutely Christmas in the question setters' department.

0:21:240:21:27

They are delighted. They are all tits.

0:21:270:21:28

Crested, blue, willow and bearded. Well done.

0:21:280:21:31

And the next group - Soft block, Dig, Libero, Setter.

0:21:310:21:35

Crosswords?

0:21:350:21:36

-They are terms in volleyball.

-Oh.

0:21:360:21:40

They don't play volleyball in Buffy. That must be it.

0:21:400:21:42

And the turquoise group at the end there -

0:21:420:21:44

Brookes, Scarfe, Tidy, Searle.

0:21:440:21:48

I believe these are all cartoonists.

0:21:480:21:49

They are cartoonists.

0:21:490:21:51

Peter Brookes in The Times, Gerald Scarfe,

0:21:510:21:53

the great Bill Tidy you weren't sure about,

0:21:530:21:55

And Ronald Searle. He did the St Trinian's drawings.

0:21:550:21:58

All cartoonists. So, that is four points for the groups,

0:21:580:22:01

three more for the connections. That is a total of seven.

0:22:010:22:04

Let's bring the Extras in now, give them the other Connecting Wall

0:22:040:22:07

and see what they can do about solving it.

0:22:070:22:09

You'll be getting the Water wall.

0:22:090:22:10

You have two and a half minutes to solve it starting now.

0:22:100:22:14

-Pocket, lozenge...

-Type of cut?

0:22:160:22:19

Like brilliant diamond. All these are cuts of diamond.

0:22:190:22:22

-Lozenge is maybe one.

-Antwerp Rose.

0:22:220:22:25

OK, black spot, baize... Snooker terms.

0:22:260:22:30

-Snooker terms.

-Pocket.

-Pocket.

0:22:300:22:32

-And... Cushion?

-Cushion.

0:22:320:22:33

Try something else.

0:22:330:22:35

OK, these are all Dickens characters.

0:22:350:22:36

Magwitch, Miss Havisham...

0:22:360:22:39

-Canker.

-And?

-Pip.

-OK.

0:22:390:22:42

-Anyone else?

-D, maybe?

0:22:420:22:45

-D?

-D.

0:22:450:22:47

Leave Canker out.

0:22:470:22:49

-OK, let's try the snooker again, yeah?

-Magwitch, Canker...

-Let's...

0:22:490:22:52

Pocket, cushion, black spot and D.

0:22:520:22:55

And D?

0:22:550:22:57

OK, leave pocket out.

0:22:570:22:59

Leave cushion out.

0:23:010:23:03

Leave black spot out.

0:23:030:23:04

No. Baulk? Canker?

0:23:070:23:09

What else could canker be?

0:23:090:23:11

Some kind of nut or something like that?

0:23:110:23:13

A seed? A pip is a seed.

0:23:130:23:15

Yes, canker. No, unselect.

0:23:150:23:17

D seed, rust seed, baulk...

0:23:200:23:22

What could rust be?

0:23:220:23:24

OK, say something.

0:23:290:23:30

Rust is some kind of...

0:23:300:23:32

OK, this we have to get. Black spot, baize, cushion...

0:23:320:23:36

-Black spot, D...

-You've got a minute left.

0:23:360:23:39

Black spot, D...

0:23:390:23:40

Pocket and cushion.

0:23:400:23:42

-That's what we tried first.

-OK...

0:23:420:23:45

-Pip...

-Rust, baulk, pocket, baize.

0:23:520:23:56

Let's try it with canker.

0:23:580:23:59

-These can't be anything, these two can't be anything else.

-Pip...

0:23:590:24:02

Pip can be a seed or something else.

0:24:020:24:04

30 seconds.

0:24:040:24:05

Rust... Rust, baize...

0:24:120:24:14

-Hmm?

-Rust, baize...

0:24:140:24:15

You can put sea in front?

0:24:150:24:17

-Pocket.

-Rust?

0:24:170:24:19

Canker and pocket.

0:24:190:24:20

HE SIGHS

0:24:210:24:23

Black spot.

0:24:230:24:25

-10 seconds.

-Canker.

0:24:250:24:27

What else haven't I tried?

0:24:300:24:32

Oh, that's it. The time's up.

0:24:340:24:36

So close!

0:24:360:24:37

But you found a group, that's great,

0:24:370:24:39

and I'll give you another point if you tell me the connection.

0:24:390:24:42

Lozenge, Antwerp Rose, brilliant, princess.

0:24:420:24:44

-All these are cuts of diamond.

-They're cuts of diamond.

0:24:440:24:47

You got that very quickly. And you can still get points

0:24:470:24:49

for the connections in the groups you didn't find,

0:24:490:24:51

so let's resolve the wall.

0:24:510:24:53

There it is.

0:24:530:24:54

Pocket, Miss Haversham, Pip, Magwitch.

0:24:540:24:57

These are all characters from Charles Dickens novels.

0:24:570:25:00

They are. Can you be more specific?

0:25:000:25:01

-Great Expectations.

-They're all from Great Expectations.

0:25:010:25:04

The problem with Dickens is anything...

0:25:040:25:06

I mean, Canker, Black Spot, Baize, they could all be characters.

0:25:060:25:09

But it's Pocket, Herbert Pocket from Great Expectations.

0:25:090:25:12

And the next one - cushion, baulk, D, baize.

0:25:120:25:16

These are all terms from billiards or snooker.

0:25:160:25:18

Those are the snooker terms.

0:25:180:25:20

And the last group - rust, black spot, crown gall, canker.

0:25:200:25:25

-Erm...

-Rusty?

-Types of erosion?

0:25:250:25:27

Types of erosion of material.

0:25:270:25:29

They're... Yes, what sort of material?

0:25:290:25:32

-Plant material.

-Plants, exactly.

0:25:320:25:34

They're erosion or diseases that can befall plants.

0:25:340:25:37

That's the one you didn't spot, but you were so close with the Dickens.

0:25:370:25:40

Pocket was the problem. But well done, because you found a group

0:25:400:25:43

and the full four points for the connections.

0:25:430:25:45

That is a total of five.

0:25:450:25:46

Let's have a look at the scores going into the final round.

0:25:460:25:49

The Extras have 10 points.

0:25:500:25:52

The Snake Charmers have 20.

0:25:520:25:54

So, a bit of ground to make up that it can be done in Round Four

0:25:560:25:59

where points are taken away as well as given.

0:25:590:26:01

This is the Missing Vowels Round.

0:26:010:26:04

Fingers on buzzers, teams.

0:26:040:26:06

I can tell you that the first group are all...

0:26:060:26:09

things that are worth two points.

0:26:090:26:11

Answers worth one point.

0:26:110:26:13

Don't know this one.

0:26:180:26:20

It's a safety in American football.

0:26:200:26:22

Next clue.

0:26:220:26:24

BELL Snake Charmers?

0:26:240:26:26

Er...

0:26:260:26:27

No, I'm afraid not. You lose a point.

0:26:270:26:29

-Extras, do you know?

-Double letter score in Scrabble.

0:26:290:26:32

No, you're close.

0:26:320:26:33

It's D tile in Scrabble.

0:26:330:26:34

Next clue.

0:26:340:26:36

BELL Snake Charmers.

0:26:370:26:39

-Conversion in rugby union.

-Correct.

0:26:390:26:41

BELL Snake Charmers.

0:26:460:26:47

-15 in Cribbage.

-Correct.

0:26:470:26:49

Next category - they played the same character.

0:26:490:26:51

BELL Snake Charmers.

0:26:550:26:56

Richard Harris and Michael Gambon.

0:26:560:26:57

Played Albus Dumbledore, correct.

0:26:570:26:59

BELL Snake Charmers.

0:27:030:27:04

Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp.

0:27:040:27:05

Played Willy Wonka, correct.

0:27:050:27:07

BELL Extras.

0:27:100:27:11

Michelle Pfeiffer and Anne Hathaway.

0:27:110:27:12

Played Catwoman, correct.

0:27:120:27:14

BELL Extras.

0:27:160:27:18

Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro.

0:27:180:27:20

Correct, Vito Corleone.

0:27:200:27:21

Next category - long-running BBC Radio shows.

0:27:210:27:24

BELL Snake Charmers.

0:27:260:27:28

-The World At One.

-Correct.

0:27:280:27:30

BELL Snake Charmers.

0:27:310:27:33

-Any Answers?

-Correct.

0:27:330:27:34

BELL Snake Charmers.

0:27:360:27:38

-PM.

-Well done.

0:27:380:27:40

END OF ROUND JINGLE

0:27:400:27:42

And that's it.

0:27:430:27:44

It's the end of the quiz and I can tell you that the winners

0:27:440:27:47

and through to the next round

0:27:470:27:48

with 26 points

0:27:480:27:49

are the Snake Charmers.

0:27:490:27:51

In second place, Extras,

0:27:510:27:53

you have 12 points.

0:27:530:27:55

Now, I think that may not be enough to get you into our

0:27:550:27:58

highest-scoring losers, but if not,

0:27:580:27:59

thank you so much for playing.

0:27:590:28:00

It was absolutely lovely to meet you.

0:28:000:28:03

And well done to you,

0:28:030:28:04

through to the next round.

0:28:040:28:06

So, that's it, and I leave you with the thought that tonight's show

0:28:060:28:09

is not yet long enough for the slot.

0:28:090:28:11

It's still not long enough.

0:28:120:28:14

It's still not long enough.

0:28:150:28:16

It's STILL not long enough.

0:28:180:28:20

It's long enough, goodbye!

0:28:210:28:23

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