Trivia

“Tenable” questions, week ending 22 February 2019

Here’s my weekly summary of questions and answers from the latest series of ITV quiz show “Tenable”. These are for the shows broadcast week beginning Monday 18 February 2019 (Series 3, Episodes 46 onwards). The format is the same as in earlier pieces: a list of the 30 “Tenable” challenges, a note on how the teams fared, and then the answers (all 300 of them).

In previous weeks I have waited until Friday to post my summary. This time I posted the first draft on Wednesday (20 February) to cover the first three days of the week. Details from Thursday’s and Friday’s shows were posted on Friday night (22 February).

For questions and answers from the previous three weeks, click below:

The Questions

Monday 18 February 2019 [repeated Tuesday 2 July 2019 at 3pm]

[s3ep46]

Round 1: The 10 Football League teams called Athletic, Rovers or Wanderers [The 10 teams that contain the word Athletic, Rovers or Wanderers, in the 2017/18 season.]

Round 2: The 10 most watched TV Dramas in 2017 [The 10 most watched TV drama series or serials of 2017 in the UK; the list is compiled by the Broadcasters Audience Research Board based on the number of people who saw the most-watched episode of each series or serial; all of these shows were on the main terrestrial channels; this does not include soap operas such as “Coronation Street” or “Emmerdale”.]

Round 3: The 10 most popular members of the Royal Family [According to an IPSOS Mori poll in January 2018 of British adults over the age of 18, men and women across a range of ages; they were asked, “Which two or three members of the royal family do you like the most?”; this covers living members of the royal family at the time of the survey, which was carried out before Meghan Markle’s marriage into the royal family, so she is not on the list.]

Round 4: The first 10 Top 10 albums by David Bowie [The first 10 studio albums that made the UK top 10, according to the Official Charts Company; does not include live albums, compilations or EPs.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 most valuable global brands in 2017 [According to Interbrand’s best Global Brands 2017 Report, published autumn 2017 using data available up to June 2017; the list is based on the value of the brands, which are all global and have financial data publicly available; the list features a range of brands from different sectors including technology, entertainment, beverages and motoring]

Final Round: The 10 cities in England that contain the letter ‘X’ or ‘Y’ [Does not include words where the letter ‘Y’ is only in the word ‘City’, so City of London and City of Westminster are not acceptable answers.]

Tuesday 19 February 2019 [repeated Wednesday 3 July 2019 at 3pm]

[s3ep47]

Round 1: Top 10 best-selling board games in the UK in 2017 [Best-selling games by value, includes Junior and other versions in addition to the classic or traditional versions; according to data from the market research firm the NPD Group; this only relates to board games, so Jenga is not on the list.]

Round 2: The largest cities or towns in Normandy and the code names of the D-Day landing beaches [The 5 cities or towns in Normandy France with the highest population, according to 2014 estimates for each place in Encyclopaedia Britannica; and the code names of the 5 landing beaches for the Normandy landings in 1944.]

Round 3: The last 10 films directed by Peter Jackson [According to IMDb as of February 2018; if a film is part of a franchise please give the full name including the subtitle; in some cases the subtitle alone will be sufficient; for clarification, this is the film director Peter Jackson born in New Zealand in 1961.]

Round 4: The children of Katie Price and of Jamie Oliver [The names of the 5 children Katie Price has had with Dwight Yorke, Peter Andre or Kieran Hayler and the 5 children of Jamie Oliver and his wife Jools.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 US states of six or more letters that contain the letter ‘W’

Final Round: Olympic Sports: The 10 Olympic ball sports [The 10 Summer Olympic sports that are played with a round ball; this only includes events from the 2016 Rio Olympics; it does not include those in which only some events or disciplines feature a round object, such as the shot put in athletics or the ball in rhythmic gymnastics; this is according to the International Olympic Committee official website as of April 2017.]

Wednesday 20 February 2019

[s3ep48]

Round 1: The 10 four- and five-letter words that rhyme with ‘theme’ and end in ‘EAM’ [According to the New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary Second Edition, first published online in 2013; the words all fully rhyme, there are no half-rhymes, and no hyphenated words.]

Round 2: The last 10 contestants to remain in ‘Love Island’ in 2017 [First names or full names accepted; these are the last 5 couples that remained in UK reality show ‘Love Island’ in 2017.]

Round 3: The 10 ceremonial counties that the M1 passes through [All in England, the entire route of the motorway, from Junction 1 to 48.]

Round 4: Top 10 highest-grossing Keira Knightley films [Based on lifetime data from Box Office Mojo as at 16 February 18; if it’s part of a franchise please give the subtitle as well; because of the way that Box Office Mojo calculates bit parts and cameos, ‘Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace’ is not a Tenable answer.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The last 10 Europeans to win a golf major [The last 10 different men to win one of golf’s majors tournaments (Masters, US Open, British Open or PGA Championship); nationalities as given on pgatour.com; this is as of 20 March 2018; the wins occurred between 1999 and 2017, and there were two different European winners that in 1999, so only the second of them is in this list.]

Final Round: Song Lyrics: The first 10 words of five letters or longer in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ [This is based on the version in the official video; “for fairness we will not accept ‘anyway’ as an answer”.]

Thursday 21 February 2019

[s3ep49]

Round 1: The 10 drivers with the most Formula 1 race wins [The 10 drivers that have won the most Formula 1 Grand Prix races throughout their careers, according to Formula1.com; covers the period from 1950 to the end of the 2017 season inclusive.]

Round 2: Top 10 hotel chains in the UK [Between July and August 2017 consumer organization ‘Which?’ carried out a poll of over 4,000 people about the best large hotel chains in the UK; name the top 10 different main brands based on their overall customer score; answers are arranged alphabetically on the board.]

Round 3: Top 10 ‘Thunderbirds’ characters [The 10 puppet characters that appear in the most episodes of the original Gerry and Sylvia Anderson TV series ‘Thunderbirds’ that was originally broadcast from 1965, according to IMDb.]

Round 4: The single-letter Roman numerals with the highest value and the values they represent [The ancient Romans used 7 letters to represent numbers, either singly or in combination; give the 5 letters with the highest value when written on their own, and the 5 numbers they represent.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The last 10 Best Actor winners [The last 10 different men to win the Academy Award for actor in a leading role, up to and including the 2018 ceremony.]

Final Round: Winter Olympics: The last 10 countries where the Winter Olympic Games have taken place [Up to and including the 2018 games.]

Friday 22 February 2019

[s3ep50]

Round 1: The 10 Premier League clubs with the most expensive pies [The 10 clubs charging the most money at their home games for pies, according to the annual BBC Price of Football study, released November 2017 for the 2017-18 season; Tottenham are not included in the list because they are playing their home games at Wembley, and Wembley sets the prices.]

Round 2: The first 10 UK prime ministers since the 1945 general election [The first 10 different prime ministers, including the man who held the office immediately after the general election in July 1945; if someone served more than one term as prime minister they will only be accepted as an answer once; surnames will be accepted as answers.]

Round 3: The Hogwarts houses and people who taught Harry Potter ‘Defence Against the Dark Arts’ [The four school houses and the six teachers who teach the subject ‘Defence Against the Dark Arts’; this is according to the Pottermore website; one of the teachers also exists in another form, either will be accepted (but not both); finally, Amycus Carrow is not an acceptable answer as he taught at the school while Harry was away.]

Round 4: The 10 solo female acts to have a UK Number 1 in the 1960s [From the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969; does not include people who are only included as part of a duet: only solo acts who got to Number 1 are acceptable answers; this is according to the page “All the Number Ones” on the Official Charts Company website.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 busiest London terminal railway stations [Mainline stations where services terminate; entry and exit figures according to estimates for 2016-17 released by the Office of Rail and Road and according to the latest figures for March 2018.]

Final Round: Numbers: The first 10 prime numbers after 100

How the teams fared

Here’s a list of how each team performed in their jackpot rounds: how many team members made it to the final round, how much they were playing for and whether they won the prize fund.

Note: where a team did not get all 10 answers in the final round, the answers that caught them out are listed here as well.

Monday 18 February 2019, Safe as Houses

4 members of Safe as Houses made it to the final, playing for 20k, and named 9 of the 10 cities in England that contain the letter ‘X’ or ‘Y’. [The remaining answer: Newcastle-upon-Tyne.]

Tuesday 19 February 2019, The Cider Apples

3 of The Cider Apples made it to the final and won 1k by listing the 10 Olympic ball sports.

Wednesday 20 February 2019, The Liver Birds. And Terry

3 members of “The Liver Birds. And Terry” made it to the final, playing for 3.5k, and named 6 of the first 10 words of five letters or longer in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. [The remaining answers: Skies, Sympathy, Because, Blows.]

Thursday 21 February 2019, The Playground Pals

All 5 of the Playground Pals made it to the final and won 40k by listing the last 10 countries where the Winter Olympic Games have taken place.

Friday 22 February 2019, Something Fishy

3 members of Something Fishy made it to the final, playing for 7.5k and named 5 of the first 10 prime numbers after 101. [The remaining answers: 127, 131, 137, 139, 149.]

Questions and Answers

Monday 18 February 2019

[s3ep46]

Round 1: The 10 Football League teams called Athletic, Rovers or Wanderers [The 10 teams that contain the word Athletic, Rovers or Wanderers, in the 2017/18 season.]

Blackburn Rovers / Bolton Wanderers / Bristol Rovers / Charlton Athletic / Doncaster Rovers / Forest Green Rovers / Oldham Athletic / Wigan Athletic / Wolverhampton Wanderers / Wycombe Wanderers

Round 2: The 10 most watched TV Dramas in 2017 [The 10 most watched TV drama series or serials of 2017 in the UK; the list is compiled by the Broadcasters Audience Research Board based on the number of people who saw the most-watched episode of each series or serial; all of these shows were on the main terrestrial channels; this does not include soap operas such as “Coronation Street” or “Emmerdale”.]

Broadchurch / Sherlock / Call The Midwife / The Moorside / Line of Duty / Doctor Foster / Death in Paradise / Liar / Silent Witness / Three Girls

Round 3: The 10 most popular members of the Royal Family [According to an IPSOS Mori poll in January 2018 of British adults over the age of 18, men and women across a range of ages; they were asked, “Which two or three members of the royal family do you like the most?”; this covers living members of the royal family at the time of the survey, which was carried out before Meghan Markle’s marriage into the royal family, so she is not on the list.]

Prince William / Prince Harry / Elizabeth II / Duchess of Cambridge / Prince Philip / Prince Charles / Princess Anne / Prince Andrew / Prince George / Princess Charlotte

Round 4: The first 10 Top 10 albums by David Bowie [The first 10 studio albums that made the UK top 10, according to the Official Charts Company; does not include live albums, compilations or Eps.]

Lodger / Heroes / Low / Station to Station / Young Americans / Diamond Dogs / Pin Ups / Hunky Dory / Aladdin Sane / The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 most valuable global brands in 2017 [According to Interbrand’s best Global Brands 2017 Report, published autumn 2017 using data available up to June 2017; the list is based on the value of the brands, which are all global and have financial data publicly available; the list features a range of brands from different sectors including technology, entertainment, beverages and motoring]

Apple / Google / Microsoft / Coca-Cola / Amazon / Samsung / Toyota / Facebook / Mercedes-Benz / IBM

Final Round: The 10 cities in England that contain the letter ‘X’ or ‘Y’ [Does not include words where the letter ‘Y’ is only in the word ‘City’, so City of London and City of Westminster are not acceptable answers.]

Canterbury / Coventry / Derby / Ely / Exeter / Newcastle-upon-Tyne / Oxford / Plymouth / Salisbury / York

 

Tuesday 19 February 2019

[s3ep47]

Round 1: Top 10 best-selling board games in the UK in 2017 [Best-selling games by value, includes Junior and other versions in addition to the classic or traditional versions; according to data from the market research firm the NPD Group; this only relates to board games, so Jenga is not on the list.]

Monopoly / Trivial Pursuit / Cluedo / The Logo Board Game / Scrabble / Articulate / The Game of Life / 5 Second Rule / Labyrinth / Risk

Round 2: The largest cities or towns in Normandy and the code names of the D-Day landing beaches [The 5 cities or towns in Normandy France with the highest population, according to 2014 estimates for each place in Encyclopaedia Britannica; and the code names of the 5 landing beaches for the Normandy landings in 1944.]

Caen / Cherbourg / Evreux / Le Havre / Rouen / Gold / Juno / Omaha / Sword / Utah

Round 3: The last 10 films directed by Peter Jackson [According to IMDb as of February 2018; if a film is part of a franchise please give the full name including the subtitle; in some cases the subtitle alone will be sufficient; for clarification, this is the film director Peter Jackson born in New Zealand in 1961.]

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies / The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug / The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey / The Lovely Bones / King Kong / The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King / The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers / The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring / The Frighteners / Heavenly Creatures

Round 4: The children of Katie Price and of Jamie Oliver [The names of the 5 children Katie Price has had with Dwight Yorke, Peter Andre or Kieran Hayler and the 5 children of Jamie Oliver and his wife Jools.]

Harvey Price / Princess Tiaamii Crystal Esther Andre / Junior Savva Andreas Andre / Jett Riviera Hayler / Bunny Hayler / Poppy Honey Rosie Oliver / Daisy Boo Pamela Oliver / Petal Blossom Rainbow Oliver / Buddy Bear Maurice Oliver / River Rocket Blue Dallas Oliver

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 US states of six or more letters that contain the letter ‘W’

Delaware / Hawaii / New Hampshire / New Jersey / New Mexico / New York / Washington / West Virginia / Wisconsin / Wyoming

Final Round: Olympic Sports: The 10 Olympic ball sports [The 10 Summer Olympic sports that are played with a round ball; this only includes events from the 2016 Rio Olympics; it does not include those in which only some events or disciplines feature a round object, such as the shot put in athletics or the ball in rhythmic gymnastics; this is according to the International Olympic Committee official website as of April 2017.]

Basketball / Beach Volleyball / Football / Golf / Handball / Hockey / Table Tennis / Tennis / Volleyball / Water Polo

Wednesday 20 February 2019

[s3ep48]

Round 1: The 10 four- and five-letter words that rhyme with ‘theme’ and end in ‘EAM’ [According to the New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary Second Edition, first published online in 2013; the words all fully rhyme, there are no half-rhymes, and no hyphenated words.]

Abeam / Beam / Bream / Cream / Dream / Gleam / Ream / Seam / Steam / Team

Round 2: The last 10 contestants to remain in ‘Love Island’ in 2017 [First names or full names accepted; these are the last 5 couples that remained in UK reality show ‘Love Island’ in 2017.]

Kem Cetinay / Amber Davies / Jamie Jewitt / Camilla Thurlow / Chris Hughes / Olivia Attwood / Marcel Somerville / Gabby Allen / Alex Beattie / Montana Brown

Round 3: The 10 ceremonial counties that the M1 passes through [All in England, the entire route of the motorway, from Junction 1 to 48.]

West Yorkshire / South Yorkshire / Nottinghamshire / Derbyshire / Leicestershire / Northamptonshire / Buckinghamshire / Bedfordshire / Hertfordshire / Greater London

Round 4: Top 10 highest-grossing Keira Knightley films [Based on lifetime data from Box Office Mojo as at 16 February 18; if it’s part of a franchise please give the subtitle as well; because of the way that Box Office Mojo calculates bit parts and cameos, ‘Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace’ is not a Tenable answer.]

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest / Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End / Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl / Love Actually / The Imitation Game / King Arthur / Everest / Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit / Atonement / Pride & Prejudice

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The last 10 Europeans to win a golf major [The last 10 different men to win one of golf’s majors tournaments (Masters, US Open, British Open or PGA Championship); nationalities as given on pgatour.com; this is as of 20 March 2018; the wins occurred between 1999 and 2017, and there were two different European winners that in 1999, so only the second of them is in this list.]

Sergio Garcia / Henrik Stenson / Danny Willett / Rory McIlroy / Martin Kaymer / Justin Rose / Darren Clarke / Graeme McDowell / Padraig Harrington / Paul Lawrie

Final Round: Song Lyrics: The first 10 words of five letters or longer in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ [This is based on the version in the official video; “for fairness we will not accept ‘anyway’ as an answer”.]

Fantasy / Caught / Landslide / Escape / Reality / Skies / Sympathy / Because / Little / Blows

Thursday 21 February 2019

[s3ep49]

Round 1: The 10 drivers with the most Formula 1 race wins [The 10 drivers that have won the most Formula 1 Grand Prix races throughout their careers, according to Formula1.com; covers the period from 1950 to the end of the 2017 season inclusive.]

Michael Schumacher / Lewis Hamilton / Alain Prost / Sebastian Vettel / Ayrton Senna / Fernando Alonso / Nigel Mansell / Jackie Stewart / Jim Clark / Niki Lauda

Round 2: Top 10 hotel chains in the UK [Between July and August 2017 consumer organization ‘Which?’ carried out a poll of over 4,000 people about the best large hotel chains in the UK; name the top 10 different main brands based on their overall customer score; answers are arranged alphabetically on the board.]

Best Western / Crowne Plaza / Hilton / Holiday Inn / Ibis / MacDonald / Marriot / Novotel / Premier Inn / Radisson

Round 3: Top 10 ‘Thunderbirds’ characters [The 10 puppet characters that appear in the most episodes of the original Gerry and Sylvia Anderson TV series ‘Thunderbirds’ that was originally broadcast from 1965, according to IMDb.]

Jeff Tracy / Scott Tracy / Virgil Tracy / Alan Tracy / Brains / Tin-Tin Kyrano / Gordon Tracy / John Tracy / Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward / Aloysius Parker

Round 4: The single-letter Roman numerals with the highest value and the values they represent [The ancient Romans used 7 letters to represent numbers, either singly or in combination; give the 5 letters with the highest value when written on their own, and the 5 numbers they represent.]

M / D / C / L / X / 1,000 / 500 / 100 / 50 / 10

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The last 10 Best Actor winners [The last 10 different men to win the Academy Award for actor in a leading role, up to and including the 2018 ceremony.]

Gary Oldman / Casey Affleck / Leonardo DiCaprio / Eddie Redmayne / Matthew McConaghey / Daniel Day-Lewis / Jean Dujardin / Colin Firth / Jeff Bridges / Sean Penn

Final Round: Winter Olympics: The last 10 countries where the Winter Olympic Games have taken place [Up to and including the 2018 games.]

South Korea / Russia / Canada / Italy / United States / Japan / Norway / France / Yugoslavia / Austria

Friday 22 February 2019

[s3ep50]

Round 1: The 10 Premier League clubs with the most expensive pies [The 10 clubs charging the most money at their home games for pies, according to the annual BBC Price of Football study, released November 2017 for the 2017-18 season; Tottenham are not included in the list because they are playing their home games at Wembley, and Wembley sets the prices.]

Watford / Brighton & Hove Albion / Crystal Palace / Leicester City / Manchester City / Arsenal / Manchester United / Swansea City / West Ham United / Newcastle United

Round 2: The first 10 UK prime ministers since the 1945 general election [The first 10 different prime ministers, including the man who held the office immediately after the general election in July 1945; if someone served more than one term as prime minister they will only be accepted as an answer once; surnames will be accepted as answers.]

Clement Attlee / Winston Churchill / Anthony Eden / Harold Macmillan / Alec Douglas-Home / Harold Wilson / Edward Heath / James Callaghan / Margaret Thatcher / John Major

Round 3: The Hogwarts houses and people who taught Harry Potter ‘Defence Against the Dark Arts’ [The four school houses and the six teachers who teach the subject ‘Defence Against the Dark Arts’; this is according to the Pottermore website; one of the teachers also exists in another form, either will be accepted (but not both); finally, Amycus Carrow is not an acceptable answer as he taught at the school while Harry was away.]

Gryffindor / Ravenclaw / Hufflepuff / Slytherin / Professor Quirrell / Professor Lockhart / Professor Lupin / Mad-Eye Moody / Professor Umbridge / Professor Snape

Round 4: The 10 solo female acts to have a UK Number 1 in the 1960s [From the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969; does not include people who are only included as part of a duet: only solo acts who got to Number 1 are acceptable answers; this is according to the page “All the Number Ones” on the Official Charts Company website.]

Petula Clark / Helen Shapiro / Shirley Bassey / Cilla Black / Sandie Shaw / Jackie Trent / Nancy Sinatra / Dusty Springfield / Mary Hopkin / Bobbie Gentry

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 busiest London terminal railway stations [Mainline stations where services terminate; entry and exit figures according to estimates for 2016-17 released by the Office of Rail and Road and according to the latest figures for March 2018.]

Waterloo / Victoria / Liverpool Street / London Bridge / Euston / Paddington / King’s Cross / St Pancras International / Charing Cross / Cannon Street

Final Round: Numbers: The first 10 prime numbers after 100

 

101 / 103 / 107 / 109 / 113 / 127 / 131 / 137 / 139 / 149

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