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Hello and welcome to Only Connect, the quiz about making connections.
Like a dating website, but without the freaks and weirdoes.
Or is it? Let's meet the teams.
On my right, David Edwards, a committed Welsh rugby fan with a degree in metallurgy.
Charlotte Martyn, an English graduate who enjoys retro computer games and fair weather gardening.
And their captain, Richard Edwards, a keen guitarist and amateur footballer
and a journalist on a science fiction magazine. The captain is flanked by his father and his wife.
Richard, you overruled your dad in your heat. Has there been a family feud since then?
Aside from being written out of the will and told not to come home? No.
-You were right, of course.
-On that occasion.
Tonight you are facing Colin Whorlow, an Oxford maths graduate keen on cricket and European travel.
Nick Atty, a civil servant with a PhD in Genetics from Leeds University.
And their captain, James Hastie, an accomplished ballroom dancer, who plays poker and bridge online.
They are all members of an executive trade union council. They are the Trade Unionists.
James, you beat the Rock'n'Rollers. How different is being here to playing at home?
It's a lot harder here. I think that's because we don't have access to beer.
There may be beer for you if we finish the quiz, but that won't happen unless we start it.
Later, the connecting wall will be going live online.
In the meantime, simply shout at the screen.
I want the connection between four apparently random clues. Trade Unionists, you won the toss,
-but put the Edwards Family in first. Please, pick a question.
The first clue is coming up. They're going to be picture clues.
Your time starts now.
That's the sum of...
I don't know what it is. Next, please.
-That's Brian Lara.
-Could be 501.
It'll be jeans next.
-Coming in after two clues, you get three points.
You're absolutely right. What is that first picture?
I think that means the sum of a certain series adds up to 501.
Very good. A full-on mathematician could read it as the sum of the first 18 prime numbers.
That makes 501. Why is Brian Lara there?
He famously scored 501 for Warwickshire, I think in 1995.
He holds the world record total for a single innings - 501.
And you guessed the next one was going to be a pair of Levi 501s.
-And why a dartboard?
-Is that what all of the scores on a dartboard add up to?
-Would you normally in competition darts play...
-..from 501 down.
That's right. In professional darts, they start with a score of 501 and try to get down to zero.
Very well done. You're off the blocks. Over to the Trade Unionists.
-Twisted flax, please.
-OK. Your first clue of the quarter-final is coming up now.
Silver's a horse. And Long John Silver.
Yes, that's it!
They are things you can cross.
-How do you cross Christopher Columbus?
-I'll tell you.
Tease him about his hair! I'm afraid that's not the answer.
-A possible bonus.
-Is it that South American countries are named after them?
The etymologies of South American countries. Little Venice is Venezuela. So named by who?
-De Soto? No?
-No, it was Amerigo Vespucci.
It reminded him of Venice because of houses on stilts in the water.
Argentina named after silver, Colombia is Christopher Columbus
and Ecuador, named after the line of latitude that passes through the country.
-Well done for the bonus. It's your turn.
-Horned viper, please.
-Ah! That sounds means you get the music question. You look happy.
-It's good news. You'll hear lovely pieces of music, starting now.
FRANK SINATRA: # Through the good or lean years And for all the in-between years... #
STEVIE WONDER: # No summer's high No warm July
# No harvest moon to light one tender August night... #
EMINEM: # Snap back to reality Oh, there goes gravity
-# Oh, there goes Rabbit, he choked He's so mad... #
They were all written for films or were the theme tune from a movie.
Have another go.
Er...they all won an Oscar for Best Song.
That's it. I need that precision. They all won the Oscar for Best Song.
We heard All The Way from The Joker Is Wild. That won in 1957.
I Just Called To Say I Love You, Stevie Wonder, won the Oscar in 1984.
And you recognised Lose Yourself from 8 Mile.
Eminem got that in 2002. You came in, sadly, before we heard Over The Rainbow,
which won the Oscar in 1939.
-Trade Unionists, it's over to you.
-Water. First clue coming up now.
-That's a cubit.
-It's a guide to the average.
-So this is it...
We'll go for it. I think we should gamble on it.
These are ways of measuring units of length.
That is exactly what they are.
Well done. They are derivations of imperial lengths.
-Elbow to fingertips? What is that?
No, it's the ell. Pieces of cloth were folded there.
Left feet of 16 churchgoers is the perch - a land length.
Span of outstretched arms is fathom.
-And nose to fingertip of Henry I. Do you know what that is?
That is a yard. It was decreed by Henry I that it be measured thusly.
Three points for coming in there.
-Back to the Edwards Family.
-Eye of Horus, please.
OK, what is the connection here? Time starts now.
-A name for money.
-I think that's too easy.
-Do you think?
They were...a team? Nicknames of sports teams?
-Oh, Monty Python!
-Is it Monty Python or At Last The 1948 Show?
-I'd go Monty Python.
-Monty Python episodes?
-They're all possible names for Monty Python.
-They are not.
So I'm going to show the fourth clue to your opponents.
There's a bonus point available.
They're all possible names of TV programmes.
-That's Drop The Dead Donkey.
-Rejected names for TV programmes.
That is what it is.
Owl Stretching Time was an original name for Monty Python.
The others are working titles for TV comedies. Do you know any?
-Dead Belgians Don't Count was Drop The Dead Donkey?
-What about the others?
-Only Fools and Horses?
Readies was a working title for that. And The Fighting Tigers?
-Think laterally. What might it have been?
No, Dad's Army.
Fighting Tigers was a name for Dad's Army.
You get a bonus point and the final question, which is two reeds.
Your first clue is coming up now.
-Did Horace Walpole write that?
-It could have been.
-Take one more. Next, please.
They are all called Horace.
You are quite right. I heard you muttering Horace Walpole.
He wrote The Castle of Otranto. Horace the poet, Horace Rumpole
and you buzzed in before Head of the Slug Club at Hogwarts.
He's called Horace as well. Very well done.
At the end of Round One...
In Round Two, I'll be asking what is the fourth in a sequence.
You'll see up to three connected clues and must deduce what is fourth.
-Then tell me. No good keeping it to yourself. Edwards Family, you're first.
-Two reeds, please.
First in a sequence coming up. What is fourth? Time starts now.
-I think it's the Cluedo board.
-We'll have to see more.
-Yeah. Conservatory is a corner, isn't it?
-Billiard room, library...
-The next one is library,
-but I can't think...
-There's a secret passage to the kitchen.
-We're almost out of...
-That is not correct.
I'll show the third in the sequence to the Trade Unionists for a possible bonus point.
-That's not it, either.
There are rooms on a Cluedo board. The next would be the study.
That is next to the library.
-No points there, but Trade Unionists have another chance.
All right. You'll see pictures here. What do you expect to see in the fourth picture?
Here's the first one.
That's a heart.
-That's the brain.
I don't know.
That's the liver. So heart, brain, liver.
Are these... Are these in order of weight?
-Is it weight?
-I don't think so.
-Is it size?
I'm going to try this.
-That is the right answer.
-They increase in size.
Heart's the fourth biggest organ, then brain, then liver, then skin.
Reasoning's wrong, answer's right.
I'm very glad you're not due to perform open-heart surgery on me.
That first picture is a lung. It's the right lung.
It's heavier than the left. It's the heaviest organs in the body.
The heaviest would be the skin.
I don't want to think about how they measured that.
But you get the points.
-Back to the Edwards Family.
-Twisted flax, please.
What is fourth in this sequence? The first is coming up now.
Roman emperors? Go for the next one.
I really don't know these.
-Somebody like Trajan. Could be Trajan.
-Go for the next one?
-Who followed him...?
Nothing at all, sorry.
Back to the Trade Unionists.
-That's not right, either.
-What was your thinking about the connection?
-A sequence of Roman emperors.
We hoped Marcus Aurelius was next because we've heard of him!
I think it'll be another one you've heard of. It IS Roman emperors.
The next would be Hadrian. Of wall fame.
People will be impressed to hear you mutter, "I don't know. Probably Trajan next..."
Trajan is the more obscure on there.
Hadrian would be the following one. No points for anyone there.
-Unionists, pick your question.
-Eye of Horus, please.
What's the fourth in this sequence? The first one coming up now.
Are these permissions?
Permissions? I think I'll take another.
-It could still be...
-Is it delete?
Absolutely right. Well done.
-That IS the answer.
-Why is it delete?
-It's the... I'm letting Nick answer!
They're the four stages in something with databases.
They're database functions.
Known by the acronym CRUD. Something beginning with D.
Delete is generally what computers do, especially when I write on them.
Very well done. You get the points.
-Back to the Edwards Family.
What's fourth? Time starts now.
What are we talking here...?
Is it binary?
The next would be 1...
It would be three, seven, nine, which would be...
-1001. Try that.
-The last one?
-If they're going up in twos in binary.
-Go for the next one?
-No, go for it.
That is not the right answer, but it's an opportunity for me to say
there are 10 sorts of people - those who understand binary and those who don't.
Your reasoning would fall down with the third in the sequence,
which I show for a possible bonus.
-These are palindromic primes.
-Not the opportunity for a chat.
-No, that's far too long.
-No, that's not it,
although not a bad stab. Once it's a three,
it's nothing to do with binary. They are palindromic prime numbers.
The next would be 151. Prime numbers that read the same backwards and forwards.
No points on that one. Trade Unionists, only water remains.
What is fourth in this sequence? Here's the first.
Freedom of speech is the First. Religion isn't the Second Amendment.
That's the right to bear arms. The four freedoms...
-Freedom from fear sounds right.
-I haven't a clue.
-I think that's right.
-You think correctly. It is right. From fear is last.
-The Four Freedoms.
As expressed by Franklin D Roosevelt in his message to Congress
in January, 1941.
Freedom of speech, religion, freedom from want and from fear.
At the end of Round Two, then...
Round Three is the connecting wall. It's going live online if you fancy playing along.
If your attention span is even shorter, listen to an iPod as well.
Trade Unionists, you go first.
-Please choose lion or water.
-OK. You've got two and a half minutes
to sort 16 clues into four groups of four. Starting now.
OK, Jaffa cakes, Eccles cakes...
Are there any others?
-Doosra and Flipper are bowling.
-Oh, and a slider. Try that.
-Sigmoid and Hyperbolic are types of curve.
-Ceiling is a function.
-That doesn't help, though.
-Why? There's still Eccles...
Eccles cake, Jaffa cake.
Try something with those two.
I need two more.
Try Ceiling and Toulon. Go on.
Try Wellard, Eccles, Tootsie and Willy for dogs.
-Nice one, Colin. Well done.
-Three strikes and you're out now.
-Lots of time.
-Used a minute.
I don't recognise any other curves.
Boxcar's got a caboose.
Jaffa's in... Where's Jaffa?
-Jaffa and Alexandria are both cities in Africa.
-But Barcelona isn't.
-All cities with some function. Start with the African ones.
The Alexandria function? Never heard of it. OK, try it.
Hyperbolic and Sigmoid.
I like the functions.
-Sigmoid, Barcelona, Hyperbolic, Ceiling?
-If it's those four...
-Ceiling. And Boxcar?
-Which leaves us with...
That's it. You've solved the wall. Well done. Four points for finding the groups.
Let's look for the connections. Bouncer, Flipper, Doosra, Slider?
-These are ways of bowling the ball in cricket.
-That's it. Next one.
Wellard, Eccles, Tootsie, Willy?
-These are...famous dogs?
-Mm, give me a bit more.
-You're the dog person. Fictional dogs?
They're all in UK soaps.
Wellard and Willy from EastEnders, Tootsie from Emmerdale,
Eccles from Coronation Street. Fictional dogs from UK soaps.
Boxcar, Ceiling, Sigmoid, Hyperbolic?
You were looking for curves, but it's mathematical functions.
Jaffa, Alexandria, Toulon, Barcelona?
-I need an answer.
-I'll go with the oranges.
-They are not oranges.
They are Mediterranean ports.
Jaffa in Israel, Alexandria's Egypt,
Toulon in France, Barcelona in Spain.
But four points for the groups,
plus three bonus points.
Time to bring back the Edwards Family to see what they can do with a connecting wall. Water.
You've got two and a half minutes to solve it, starting now.
We've got Greek letters.
OK, what else have we got as options?
There's Neutron, Pulsar... Types of star! Neutron, Pulsar...
-Any other Arthurs?
Arthur Ingersoll? Willis?
-Watches! Citizen, Pulsar...
Life of Riley, Life of Pi, Life of Crime...
Oh, don't know.
-Life of the party!
So now we've got four Greek letters.
You've used a minute and you've got three strikes.
-No, we haven't.
Types of star...?
Are they players of something?
-Could they be snooker? Snooker-related?
John Virgo, Osman... No.
I'd go for Alpha, Neutron, Gamma, Beta.
There you go. You've solved the wall. Well done. Four points.
What about the connections?
Omega, Citizen, Pulsar, Ingersoll?
They're all watch manufacturers.
Next one - Pi, Riley, Crime, The Party?
-They can all be preceded by "Life of".
The Life of Pi is a novel, you can live a life of Riley or of crime -
or both - or be the life of the party.
Gamma, Alpha, Neutron, Beta?
All types of radioactive decay.
-Radioactive emissions. Types of radiation.
Types of ionising radiation, that's what they are.
Last one - Dent, Virgo, Osman, Willis.
-I think...snooker commentators?
That's absolutely not what they are.
Now this is one for quiz and game show specialists.
They are adjudicators on TV.
Susie Dent sits in Dictionary Corner, John Virgo in snooker,
the brilliant Richard Osman from Pointless -
he does like a game of pool - and Wincey Willis, the weather girl,
the adjudicator on Treasure Hunt. Adjudicators is what they are.
You get four points for the groups and three bonus points.
That's a total of seven. Let's see what that does to the scores.
Into Round Four - Missing Vowels. We take well-known names, phrases, sayings, titles,
remove the vowels and you have to tell me what those disguised words are.
Very polite of you to listen to me. I'll assume that having both won your heats
and surely watched at least one episode of our multiple series
you know the rules of Round Four. I hope so.
Fingers on buzzers. The first group
are all Bildungsroman novels!
-Sons And Lovers.
-Anne of Green Gables.
Don't know this one? Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit.
-Black Swan Rising.
-Not right. Lose a point. Possible bonus.
-Black Swan Green.
-That is correct.
Next category - Sir Christopher Wren buildings.
-Royal Hospital Chelsea.
Next category - added to the 2011 Basket of Goods.
This is a weird one. Medium density fibreboard.
No, too long. Oven-ready joint. Next clue...
It's a strange category.
No, too late, I'm afraid. The answer is smart phone handset. Next category...
Colloquial names for plants.
-Red Hot Poker.
END OF ROUND MUSIC
That last one was Bird-of-Paradise,
but the time is up.
After a nail-biting Round Four,
the Edwards Family have 20 points.
But the winners with 22 points are the Trade Unionists.
You seen relieved. You are through to the semi-final.
Very well done. Edwards Family,
unlucky. A great team. I'm afraid we have to lose you.
Please join me next time for more contestants, questions, connections and clues
and so many brainy contortions you'll think it's a pole-dancing class at MENSA. Goodbye.
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A father, son and daughter-in-law pit their wits against three members of an executive council trade union group in the third of the quarter-finals. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, from Little Venice to Silver to Christopher Columbus to The Equator.