Trivia

“Tenable” questions, week ending 1 March 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 25 February 2019 (Series 3, Episodes 51 onwards). The format is the same as in earlier pieces: a list of the “Tenable” challenges (6 per show), a note on how the teams fared, and then the answers (all 300 of them).

Before last week these summaries were posted on a Friday or later. Last week I produced the first draft on Wednesday (20 February) to cover the first three days of the week. This week’s first draft was posted on Thursday evening (28 February), covering the first four days of the week. Friday’s questions were added at 5pm on Friday (1 March).

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

The Questions

Monday 25 February 2019 [s3ep51, repeated Saturday 17 August 2019]

Round 1: The 10 most-read Roald Dahl children’s books [Includes novels for older children and shorter books for younger children, according to a YouGov survey of British adults carried out 25/26 February 2018.]

Round 2: Top 10 England goalkeepers by appearances [The 10 most capped goalkeepers to play for the England men’s team, up to 24 April 2018; all appearances for which a full cap was awarded, either as a substitute or for starting a game.]

Round 3: The last 10 winners of Actor in a Leading Role Oscar for portraying a real person [Real person means either a person who has lived or is living today, and where the name of the real person has not been changed for the film; actor names rather than character names required; this is up to and including the ceremony held in March 2018.]

Round 4: The first 10 Top 40 singles from Bon Jovi [This is for the band Bon Jovi in the UK charts; does not include hits credited to Jon Bon Jovi as a solo artist.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 words which occur most often in the names of National Trust properties [This is from the 599 properties in England, Wales and Northern Ireland listed on the National Trust website in June 2018; all are widely used words for buildings, natural features and plots of land.]

Final Round: Countries: The 10 countries whose names begin with ‘U’ or ‘V’

Tuesday 26 February 2019 [s3ep52, repeated Sunday 18 August 2019]

Round 1: The 10 shops and food businesses on ‘Coronation Street’ [The 10 shops, pubs, restaurants and takeaways with addresses on Coronation Street, Rosamund Street, Viaduct Street and Victoria Street; according to the archivist at Coronation Street Studios in Salford, April 2018]

Round 2: Top 10 teams in the first Premier League season [The 10 teams that finished highest in the 1992-93 season, the first for the Premier League.]

Round 3: The last 10 Labour and Liberal prime ministers [The last 10 individuals to hold the position of prime minister who were representatives of either the Labour Party or the Liberal Party; as of 1 June 2018.]

Round 4: The 10 words of the NATO phonetic alphabet that contain the letters ‘N’ or ‘T’ [The 10 words that contain ‘N’ or ‘T’ or both.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 Top 10 hits by Bananarama [This includes collaborations with other groups, but not their work on Band Aid; as of 1 June 2018.]

Final Round: Carry On Films: The first 10 three-word ‘Carry On…’ film titles alphabetically [As they appear in the Carry On Companion by Robert Ross; does not include the compilation film ‘That’s Carry On’ or any ‘Carry On’ productions that were made for television.]

Wednesday 27 February 2019 [s3ep53, repeated Sunday 25 August 2019]

Round 1: Top 10 countries visiting the UK [Based on the number of visits by overseas residents in 2016 according to the Office of National Statistics; “overseas residents” includes UK nationals living abroad.]

Round 2: The 10 words of four letters or more in the titles of the ‘Millennium’ book series [The words that follow the words “The Girl” in the titles of the five novels in the ‘Millennium’ book series as they were published in English; three novels by Stieg Larsson and two written by David Lagercrantz; as of March 2018.]

Round 3: Top 10 players in the Arsenal ‘Invincibles’ squad [The 10 players who started the most games for Arsenal in the Premier League 2003-04 season, the season when Arsenal did not lose a single league game; this only relates to starting appearances, not games in which players were brought on as substitutes.]

Round 4: The 10 London Underground stations with ‘Green’ in their name [10 stations have two-word names containing the word ‘Green’; 9 of them have ‘Green’ as the second word, the other one has ‘Green’ as the first word; stations that include ‘Green’ as part of another word, specifically Greenford and North Greenwich, are not acceptable answers.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The first 10 Top 10 hits by Rihanna [Includes collaborations with other artists as long as Rihanna as named as a featured artist.]

Final Round: Disney Lyrics: The first 10 words in the song ‘Let It Go’ from ‘Frozen’ which consist of five or more letters [As performed by Edina Menzel in the 2013 film.]

Thursday 21 February 2019 [s3ep54, repeated Thursday 5 September 2019]

Round 1: The first 10 five-letter words that end in ‘ICK’ [Words in the premium version of oxforddictionaries.com; these are single words that have their own heading in the British English section as of 22 May 2018; this does not include hyphenated words, words with apostrophes or any words that begin with capital letters such as a place-name, family names or trademarks; does not include words that Oxford Dictionaries list only as derogatory.]

Round 2: The first 10 characters to run the Queen Victoria pub in ‘Eastenders’ [The first 10 male or female characters who feature in the “landlords of the Queen Vic” list on the BBC ‘Eastenders’ website; the characters first appeared in the series from 1985 to 1999, but they didn’t necessarily take over the pub immediately; some of the characters ran the pub together.]

Round 3: The last 10 Top 10 singles by Taylor Swift [According to the Official Charts Company up to 1 June 2018.]

Round 4: The last 10 Home Secretaries [The last 10 people to hold the post of Secretary of State for the Home Department in the UK Government; up to and including the appointment made on 30 April 2018.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The last 10 Best Picture Oscar winning films that have a one-word name [As listed on the Academy Awards online database; no hyphenated words, subtitles, or other words in brackets; up to and including the ceremony held in March 2018.]

Final Round: Shakespeare: The 10 titles of Shakespeare plays that contain the letter ‘U’ [As listed on the “Shakespeare plays” page on the RSC website; the regnal numbers of kings are displayed as Roman numerals, so Henry IV Part I and Henry IV Part II are not acceptable answers.]

Friday 1 March 2019 [s3ep55, repeated Friday 6 September 2019]

Round 1: The top 10 seafoods sold in the UK other than fish [By volume in kilograms for the year ending 7 October 2017, according to a report by the industry body, Seafish; “We’re not looking for processes such as smoked, or any general listing, liked mixed seafood”.]

Round 2: The 10 Top 10 singles by Tina Turner [Duets are included as long as Tina Turner is named as an artist; as of 3 June 2018.]

Round 3: The first 10 British World Champion athletes [The first 10 track and field athletes representing Great Britain and Northern Ireland to become a world champion at the IAAF World Championships in athletics; individuals only, relay events are not included; there are five men and five women who won events from the first Championships in Helsinki, in 1983, up to and including the 2007 Championships in Osaka; indoor Championships are not included in this list.]

Round 4: The 10 currencies replaced by the euro [10 different names of the European currencies that were replaced when the euro became legal tender on 1 January 2002; 12 countries adopted the euro, 3 of them used currencies with the same name, so that name will only be accepted once.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 post-war Oxford University UK prime ministers [The 10 men and women who have served as prime minister of the UK since the end of World War Two who studied at Oxford University; up to March 2018.]

Final Round: African Countries: The last 10 African countries alphabetically [Mainland countries only, no island nations, and Swaziland is not included because of announcements in April 2018 of a name change.]

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 25 February 2019, The Dial Tones

4 of the Dial Tones made it to the final and won 4.5k by naming all 10 countries whose names begin with ‘U’ or ‘V’.

Tuesday 26 February 2019, We’re So Nervous We Could Uke

2 members of We’re So Nervous We Could Uke made it to the final, playing for 5k, and got 7 of the first 10 three-word ‘Carry On…’ film titles alphabetically. [The remaining answers: Carry On Abroad, Carry On Cowboy, Carry On Dick.]

Wednesday 27 February 2019, We Have Clift Off

2 members of We Have Clift Off made it to the final, playing for 1k, and named 9 of the first 10 words in the song ‘Let It Go’ from ‘Frozen’ which consist of five or more letters. [The remaining answer: Howling.]

Thursday 28 February 2019, Finch Perfect

All 5 members of Finch Perfect made it to the final, playing for 12k, and named 6 of the 10 titles of Shakespeare plays that contain the letter ‘U’ [The Remaining Answers: As You Like It, Coriolanus, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Troilus and Cressida.]

Friday 1 March 2019, The A Cappella Fellas

4 of the A Cappella Fellas made it to the final and won 3.5k by naming the last 10 African countries alphabetically.

Questions and Answers

Monday 25 February 2019 [s3ep51, repeated Saturday 17 August 2019]

Round 1: The 10 most-read Roald Dahl children’s books [Includes novels for older children and shorter books for younger children, according to a YouGov survey of British adults carried out 25/26 February 2018.]

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory / James and the Giant Peach / The BFG / Matilda / The Twits / Fantastic Mr Fox / The Witches / Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator / George’s Marvellous Medicine / Danny, the Champion of the World

Round 2: Top 10 England goalkeepers by appearances [The 10 most capped goalkeepers to play for the England men’s team, up to 24 April 2018; all appearances for which a full cap was awarded, either as a substitute or for starting a game.]

Peter Shilton / David Seaman / Joe Hart / Gordon Banks / Ray Clemence / David James / Chris Woods / Paul Robinson / Ron Springett / Harry Hibbs

Round 3: The last 10 winners of Actor in a Leading Role Oscar for portraying a real person [Real person means either a person who has lived or is living today, and where the name of the real person has not been changed for the film; actor names rather than character names required; this is up to and including the ceremony held in March 2018.]

Gary Oldman / Leonardo DiCaprio / Eddie Redmayne / Matthew McConaughey / Daniel Day-Lewis / Colin Firth / Sean Penn / Forest Whitaker / Philip Seymour Hoffman / Jamie Foxx

Round 4: The first 10 Top 40 singles from Bon Jovi [This is for the band Bon Jovi in the UK charts; does not include hits credited to Jon Bon Jovi as a solo artist.]

You Give Love a Bad Name / Livin’ on a Prayer / Wanted Dead or Alive / Never Say Goodbye / Bad Medicine / Born to Be My Baby / I’ll Be There for You / Lay Your Hands on Me / Living in Sin / Keep the Faith

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 words which occur most often in the names of National Trust properties [This is from the 599 properties in England, Wales and Northern Ireland listed on the National Trust website in June 2018; all are widely used words for buildings, natural features and plots of land.]

House / Garden / Hall / Park / Hill / Castle / Estate / Mill / Common / Down

Final Round: Countries: The 10 countries whose names begin with ‘U’ or ‘V’

Uganda / Ukraine / United Arab Emirates / United Kingdom / United States / Uruguay / Uzbekistan / Vanuatu / Venezuela / Vietnam

Tuesday 26 February 2019 [s3ep52, repeated Sunday 18 August 2019]

Round 1: The 10 shops and food businesses on ‘Coronation Street’ [The 10 shops, pubs, restaurants and takeaways with addresses on Coronation Street, Rosamund Street, Viaduct Street and Victoria Street; according to the archivist at Coronation Street Studios in Salford, April 2018]

Rovers Return Inn / D & S Alahan’s Corner Shop / The Kabin / Viaduct Bistro / For Your Fries Only / Prima Doner / Roy’s Rolls / Speed Daal / Costa / Co-op

Round 2: Top 10 teams in the first Premier League season [The 10 teams that finished highest in the 1992-93 season, the first for the Premier League.]

Manchester United / Aston Villa / Norwich City / Blacburn Rovers / Queens Park Rangers / Liverpool / Sheffield Wednesday / Tottenham Hotspur / Manchester City / Arsenal

Round 3: The last 10 Labour and Liberal prime ministers [The last 10 individuals to hold the position of prime minister who were representatives of either the Labour Party or the Liberal Party; as of 1 June 2018.]

Gordon Brown / Tony Blair / James Callaghan / Harold Wilson / Clement Attlee / Ramsay MacDonald / David Lloyd George / Herbert Henry Asquith / Henry Campbell-Bannerman / Archibald Primrose

Round 4: The 10 words of the NATO phonetic alphabet that contain the letters ‘N’ or ‘T’ [The 10 words that contain ‘N’ or ‘T’ or both.]

India / November / Uniform / Yankee / Tango / Delta / Foxtrot / Hotel / Juliett / Victor

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 Top 10 hits by Bananarama [This includes collaborations with other groups, but not their work on Band Aid; as of 1 June 2018.]

It Ain’t What You Do It’s The Way That You Do It / Really Saying Something / Shy Boy / Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye / Cruel Summer / Robert De Niro’s Waiting / Venus / Love In The First Degree / I Want You Back / Help!

Final Round: Carry On Films: The first 10 three-word ‘Carry On…’ film titles alphabetically [As they appear in the Carry On Companion by Robert Ross; does not include the compilation film ‘That’s Carry On’ or any ‘Carry On’ productions that were made for television.]

Carry On Abroad / Carry On Behind / Carry On Cabby / Carry On Camping / Carry On Cleo / Carry On Columbus / Carry On Constable / Carry On Cowboy / Carry On Cruising / Carry On Dick

Wednesday 27 February 2019 [s3ep53, repeated Sunday 25 August 2019]

Round 1: Top 10 countries visiting the UK [Based on the number of visits by overseas residents in 2016 according to the Office of National Statistics; “overseas residents” includes UK nationals living abroad.]

France / United States / Germany / Ireland / Spain / Netherlands / Italy / Poland / Belgium / Australia

Round 2: The 10 words of four letters or more in the titles of the ‘Millennium’ book series [The words that follow the words “The Girl” in the titles of the five novels in the ‘Millennium’ book series as they were published in English; three novels by Stieg Larsson and two written by David Lagercrantz; as of March 2018.]

With / Dragon / Tattoo / Played / Fire / Kicked / Hornets’ / Nest / Spider’s / Takes

Round 3: Top 10 players in the Arsenal ‘Invincibles’ squad [The 10 players who started the most games for Arsenal in the Premier League 2003-04 season, the season when Arsenal did not lose a single league game; this only relates to starting appearances, not games in which players were brought on as substitutes.]

Jens Lehmann / Thierry Henry / Kolo Touré / Sol Campbell / Robert Pirès / Ashley Cole / Lauren / Gilberto Silva / Patrick Vieira / Freddie Ljungberg

Round 4: The 10 London Underground stations with ‘Green’ in their name [10 stations have two-word names containing the word ‘Green’; 9 of them have ‘Green’ as the second word, the other one has ‘Green’ as the first word; stations that include ‘Green’ as part of another word, specifically Greenford and North Greenwich, are not acceptable answers.]

Bethnal Green / Bounds Green / Green Park / Golders Green / Kensal Green / Parsons Green / Stepney Green / Turnham Green / Willesden Green / Wood Green

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The first 10 Top 10 hits by Rihanna [Includes collaborations with other artists as long as Rihanna as named as a featured artist.]

Pon De Replay / SOS / Unfaithful / Umbrella / Shut Up And Drive / Don’t Stop The Music / Take A Bow / Disturbia / Live Your Life / Run This Town

Final Round: Disney Lyrics: The first 10 words in the song ‘Let It Go’ from ‘Frozen’ which consist of five or more letters [As performed by Edina Menzel in the 2013 film.]

Glows / White / Mountain / Tonight / Footprint / Kingdom / Isolation / Looks / Queen / Howling

Thursday 21 February 2019 [s3ep54, repeated Thursday 5 September 2019]

Round 1: The first 10 five-letter words that end in ‘ICK’ [Words in the premium version of oxforddictionaries.com; these are single words that have their own heading in the British English section as of 22 May 2018; this does not include hyphenated words, words with apostrophes or any words that begin with capital letters such as a place-name, family names or trademarks; does not include words that Oxford Dictionaries list only as derogatory.]

Brick / Chick / Click / Crick / Flick / Hoick / Prick / Quick / Slick / Snick

Round 2: The first 10 characters to run the Queen Victoria pub in ‘Eastenders’ [The first 10 male or female characters who feature in the “landlords of the Queen Vic” list on the BBC ‘Eastenders’ website; the characters first appeared in the series from 1985 to 1999, but they didn’t necessarily take over the pub immediately; some of the characters ran the pub together.]

Den Watts / Angie Watts / Frank Butcher / Pat Butcher / Eddie Royle / Sharon Watts / Grant Mitchell / Phil Mitchell / Peggy Mitchell / Dan Sullivan

Round 3: The last 10 Top 10 singles by Taylor Swift [According to the Official Charts Company up to 1 June 2018.]

…Ready for It? / Look What You Made Me Do / I Don’t Wanna Live Forever / Bad Blood / Blank Space / Shake It Off / 22 / Everything Has Changed / I Knew You Were Trouble / We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Round 4: The last 10 Home Secretaries [The last 10 people to hold the post of Secretary of State for the Home Department in the UK Government; up to and including the appointment made on 30 April 2018.]

Sajid Javid / Amber Rudd / Theresa May / Alan Johnson / Jacqui Smith / John Reid / Charles Clarke / / David Blunkett / Jack Straw / Michael Howard

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The last 10 Best Picture Oscar winning films that have a one-word name [As listed on the Academy Awards online database; no hyphenated words, subtitles, or other words in brackets; up to and including the ceremony held in March 2018.]

Moonlight / Spotlight / Argo / Crash / Chicago / Gladiator / Titanic / Braveheart / Unforgiven / Platoon

Final Round: Shakespeare: The 10 titles of Shakespeare plays that contain the letter ‘U’ [As listed on the “Shakespeare plays” page on the RSC website; the regnal numbers of kings are displayed as Roman numerals, so Henry IV Part I and Henry IV Part II are not acceptable answers.]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream / As You Like It / Coriolanus / Julius Caesar / Love’s Labour’s Lost / Measure for Measure / Much Ado About Nothing / Romeo and Juliet / Titus Andronicus / Troilus and Cressida

Friday 1 March 2019 [s3ep55, repeated Friday 6 September 2019]

Round 1: The top 10 seafoods sold in the UK other than fish [By volume in kilograms for the year ending 7 October 2017, according to a report by the industry body, Seafish; “We’re not looking for processes such as smoked, or any general listing, liked mixed seafood”.]

Prawns / Scampi / Crab / Mussels / Scallops / Squid / Lobster / Cockles / Shrimps / Crayfish

Round 2: The 10 Top 10 singles by Tina Turner [Duets are included as long as Tina Turner is named as an artist; as of 3 June 2018.]

River Deep, Mountain High / Nutbush City Limits / Let’s Stay Together / What’s Love Got To Do with It / We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) / The Best / I Don’t Wanna Lose You / It Takes Two / I Don’t Wanna Fight / GoldenEye

Round 3: The first 10 British World Champion athletes [The first 10 track and field athletes representing Great Britain and Northern Ireland to become a world champion at the IAAF World Championships in athletics; individuals only, relay events are not included; there are five men and five women who won events from the first Championships in Helsinki, in 1983, up to and including the 2007 Championships in Osaka; indoor Championships are not included in this list.]

Daley Thompson / Steve Cram / Fatima Whitbread / Liz McColgan / Linford Christie / Sally Gunnell / Colin Jackson / Jonathan Edwards / Paula Radcliffe / Christine Ohuruogu

Round 4: The 10 currencies replaced by the euro [10 different names of the European currencies that were replaced when the euro became legal tender on 1 January 2002; 12 countries adopted the euro, 3 of them used currencies with the same name, so that name will only be accepted once.]

Drachma / Escudo / Franc / Guilder / Lira / Mark / Markka / Peseta / Punt / Schilling

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 post-war Oxford University UK prime ministers [The 10 men and women who have served as prime minister of the UK since the end of World War Two who studied at Oxford University; up to March 2018.]

Theresa May / David Cameron / Tony Blair / Margaret Thatcher / Harold Wilson / Edward Heath / Alec Douglas-Home / Harold Macmillan / Anthony Eden / Clement Attlee

Final Round: African Countries: The last 10 African countries alphabetically [Mainland countries only, no island nations, and Swaziland is not included because of announcements in April 2018 of a name change.]

Zimbabwe / Zambia / Uganda / Tunisia / Togo / Tanzania / Sudan / South Sudan / South Africa / Somalia

 

 

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