Trivia

Raw “Tenable” data, February-March 2018

At various times in the last six months I have posted weekly updates about the ITV quiz show “Tenable”. For the most recent of these pieces (shows broadcast in the week ending 8 March 2019), please click here.

That piece contains links to previous weeks, going back to week ending 1 February 2019. There are 6 pieces in all, covering Series 3, Episodes 31-60.

Currently ITV is broadcasting repeat episodes from Series 2 which originally aired in February and March last year. Below are lists of all the questions and answers from four weeks’ worth of shows, broadcast between 12 February and 9 March 2018.

As in this piece from last autumn I offer the information below as “Raw Tenable Data”. It has not been edited and tidied up in the way that the weekly updates were. In some cases I do not even have a note of the team name, but all 6 challenges and all 60 answers, for each of the 20 days’ worth of shows, are listed below.

TENABLE: 12-Feb-2018 sandwiches / Allo Allo / 10 singles 10 or more weeks at #1 / Tudor & Stuart monarchs* / Last 10 winners of Best Musical (stage) / First 10 EU countries alphabetically* [s2ep21, repeated Tue 16-Oct-2018 and in the early hours of Tue 30-Jul-2019]

Team Name: the Radio Heads, who all work together at the same radio station in Sussex.

Round 1: sandwich fillings, from some YouGov survey of 2000 adults, single ingredients only, so Tuna and Mayo (the first answer given) is not right.

Cheese / Mayonnaise / Ham / Tomato / Egg / Tuna / Chicken / Bacon / Lettuce / Onion

Round 2: characters from Allo Allo [impossible for me, I might conceivably have got 2 or 3]

Rene Artois / Edith Artois / Yvette / Colonel von Strohm / Helga / Lieutenant Gruber / Herr Flick / Michelle / Madame Fanny / Crabtree

Round 3: 10 singles with 10 or more weeks at #1 – not necessarily consecutive, but all at least 10 weeks for the same recordin

I believe / Everything I do / Love is all around / One Dance / Shape of you / Bohemian Rhapsody / Cara Mia / Rose Marie / I will always love you / Umbrella

Round 4: Tudor and Stuart Monarchs who reigned alone, from Henry VII to Anne, they got about 3, so no money added

Henry VII / Henry VIII / Edward VI / Mary / Elizabeth I / James I / Charles I / Charles II / James II / Anne

Round 5: Last 10 winners of Best Musical, the captain got 0 right, I’d have struggled to get more than 2

(Going backwards from 10) Hairspray / Jersey Boys / SPRING AWAKENING / Legally Blonde the Musical / Matilda / Top Hat / Book of Mormon / Sunny Afternoon / Kinky Boots / Groundhog Day

Final Round: 3 playing for 3.5k, either European Countries or Royal Navy, they’ve gone for the former: The 10 EU countries that come first alphabetically

Austria / Belgium / Bulgaria / Croatia / Cyprus / Czech Republic / Denmark / Estonia / Finland / France

They get 4/10: Austria / Belgium / Denmark / France, so no jackpot for the Radio Heads.

TENABLE: 13-Feb-2018, I’m too sexy*, WSC 80s finalists, cars on UK stamps, Lake District lakes, first episode of “Coronation Street”, James Bond 3- or 4-word titles* [s2ep22, repeated Wed 17-Oct-2018 and in the early hours of Wed 31-Jul-2019]

Welsh team, the Dragons

Round 1: The 10 things that the singer is “too sexy for” in Right Said Fred’s single “I’m too sexy” [good question] [From the 7” mix of the single, not including disco and dancing.]

In order from 10 to 1: This song / My cat / My hat / my car / Your party / Japan / New York / Milan / My shirt / my love

Round 2: 10 World Snooker Championship finalists of the 1980s

Cliff Thorburn / Alex Higgins / Steve Davis / Doug Mountjoy / Ray Reardon / Jimmy White / Dennis Taylor / Joe Johnson / Terry Griffiths / John Parrott

Round 3: 10 makes of car on UK stamps, issued by Royal Mail in 2013, Legends of British Motoring, or something like that [2 wrong answers and he’s out]

Land Rover / Ford / Austin / Morris / Lotus / Morgan / MG / Aston Martin / Rolls Royce / Jaguar

Round 4: 10 largest lakes in the Lake District National Park

Windermere / Ullswater / Derwentwater / Bassenthwaite Lake / Coniston Water / Haweswater / Thirlmere / Ennerdale Water / Wastwater / Crummock Water

[Buttermere is the 12th largest]

Round 5: The 10 surnames featured in the first episode of “Coronation Street” from 1960

Tanner / Cheveski  / Barlow / Lappin / Lindley / Walker / Sharples / Tatlock / Hewitt / Hardman

[Linda Lappin I think he said, said the first words in the show) / The Cheveski’s were Linda and Ivan]

Final Round: James Bond rather than Astrology

10 James Bond films with 3- or 4-word titles

From Russia with love / You only live twice / Diamonds are forever / Live and let die / For your eyes only / The living daylights / Licence to Kill / Tomorrow never dies / Die another day / Quantum of Solace

[They didn’t get the money, two of them going for 1k, and only got 4 or 5 answers; they went wrong with: A view to a kill (5 words) and Live another day, a cross between The Living Daylights and Die Another Day]

TENABLE: 14-Feb-2018, 1-point Scrabble letters**, county cricket champs, “Lord of the Rings” top 10, British Museum ships, Canadian provinces, first 10 colours in Joseph’s dreamcoat [s2ep23, repeated 18-Oct-2018 and Mon 22-Jul-2019]

Team name: The Geeko-system, a bunch of guys whose shared hobbies are “geeky things like board games, strategy games …” and  all have “a pretty passionate love for Star Wars“.

Round 1: Scrabble Letters that score 1 point

N / O / S / E / R / I / T / U / A / L

This is one of the rounds that I suggested back in September 2017, and they get 15k – they wrongly guess D and don’t get T. I’m not sure why the answers appeared in the following order: NOSERITUAL. Maybe it was just to spell out the words “Nose Ritual”.

Round 2: Top 10 County cricket teams, most wins in county championships 1890-2016, 4 teams in equal 10th place, so as a tie-breaker they’ve used the team with the most 2nd Division wins since the leagues were split

Yorkshire / Surrey / Middlesex / Lancashire / Warwickshire / Kent / Essex / Nottinghamshire / Worcestershire / Sussex

He’s got 5 and is taking 1k into the final

Round 3: The 10 key characters in “The Fellowship of the Ring” [The common names of the 9 members of what was called the company or fellowship of the ring that was formed at Rivendell, and the dark lord who created the one ring, from JRR Tolkien’s work “The Fellowship of the Ring”, the first volume of “The Lord of the Rings”]

Frodo Baggins / Samwise Gamgee / Gandalf the Grey / Legolas / Gimli / Aragon / Boromir / Peregrin Took / Meriadoc Brandybuck / Sauron

A perfect 10 and 25k in the prize fund

Round 4: The Top 10 historic British ‘museum ships’ [The Top 10 historic ships in Britain now open to the public, according to BritEvents.com, a British events guide; the list includes one submarine]

HMS Warrior / HMS Victory / Mary Rose / HMS Belfast / SS Great Britain / Cutty Sark / Royal Yacht Britannia / HMS Alliance / HMS Cavalier / HMS Trincomalee

[Alliance is the only submarine there, 5 right, 1k added, running total of 42k]

Round 5 (Captain’s Round): 10 Provinces of Canada [not the 3 Territories, Nunavut, Yukon & North West Territories]

British Columbia / Alberta / Saskatchewan / Manitoba / Ontario / Quebec / New Brunswick / Newfoundland and Labrador / Nova Scotia / Prince Edward Island

All 5 make it to the final, playing for 43k.

Final Round: The first ten colours of Joseph’s Dreamcoat from the Musical (they chose Songs from Musicals ahead of Foreign Secretaries)

Red / Yellow / Green / Brown / Blue / Scarlet / Black / Ochre / Peach / Ruby

[That’s a really tough question.] They get 5/10, the first 5 answers, and don’t win the money. Missing answers: Scarlet / Black / Ochre / Peach / Ruby

TENABLE: 15-Feb-2018, Hugh Grant movies, NASA projects, Bieber top 10, wildflowers (to complete), First 10 EU countries*, NATO and UNICEF acronyms [s2ep24 repeated Fri 19-Oct-2018 and Tue 23-Jul-2019]

Team Name: Pop’s Quizzers

Round 1: Top 10 Hugh Grant films, top-grossing worldwide, data provided by Box Office Mojo up to June 2017, they get 1k for naming 5

Notting Hill / Bridget Jones’s Diary / Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason / Love actually / Four weddings and a funeral / Two Weeks Notice / Music And Lyrics / Nine months / Sense and Sensibility / About a boy

Round 2 (I think): NASA manned space flight projects and space shuttles: 4 projects that put man in space and 6 orbiters

Nope no chance for me, and they got just 2, even after an over-rule

Mercury / Gemini / Apollo / Skylab / Enterprise / Columbia / Challenger / Discovery / Endeavour / Atlantis

Round 3: First 10 UK top 10 hits by Justin Bieber, Nope no chance for me and young Willow gets 3, so no money and out of the final round

Baby / Eenie Meenie / Boyfriend / Live my life / Thatpower / Where are U now / What do you mean? / Sorry / Love yourself / Cold water

Round 4: The UK’s Top 10 favourite wildflowers, from some survey: the charity Plantlife, 2015, asked their members to name their favourites.

Bluebell / Primrose / Poppy / Snowdrop / Cowslip / Cornflower / Foxglove / Fritillary / Harebell / Daffodil

Round 5: First 10 countries to enter EU

He got 1k, went to bring back a team-mate, and then went wrong on Austria – not one of the first 10 – and then went wrong on Spain, so nobody brought back for the final round.

Belgium / Netherlands / Luxembourg / Germany / France / Italy / UK / Ireland / Denmark / Greece

Final Round: YMCA and UNICEF initials

Young / Men’s / Christian / Association / United Nations / International / Children’s / Emergency / Fund

2 in the final, they didn’t win their 1k

TENABLE: 16-Feb-2018, chocolate bars, Bond and Moneypenny actors, British World Darts Champs, first 10 Butlin’s campsites, Queen’s children and their spouses, Last 10 Football World Cup host countries* [s2ep25, was due to be repeated Wed 24-Jul-2019 but was bumped in favour of an ITV News Special about the new prime minister. No comment]

Fox and Hounds, a woman called Sue and her hounds

Round 1: 10 most popular chocolate bars, according to a survey of 18-24 year olds in 2016 by a kitchen manufacturer

Mars / Galaxy / Cadbury’s Dairy Milk / Snickers / Twix / Wispa / Kit-Kat / Double Decker / Twirl / Crunchie

Round 2: 10 actors who have played James Bond or Miss Moneypenny (6 and 4), in any of the official 24 Eon movies

Sean Connery / Roger Moore / George Lazenby / Timothy Dalton / Pierce Brosnan / Daniel Craig / Lois Maxwell / Caroline Bliss / Samantha Bond / Naomie Harris

Again, they’ve got 1k for 5 answers

Round 3: British World Darts Champions, BDO 1978-93 or PDC 1994-2017

Gary Anderson / Adrian Lewis / Dennis Priestley / Phil Taylor / Bob Anderson / Keith Deller / Jocky Wilson / Eric Bristow / John Lowe / Leighton Rees

Round 4: 10 Butlin’s Campsites, the 10 established by Billy Butlin 1936-66, in UK and abroad, some have now closed / Not looking for the Fresh Fields centres or hotels

Skegness / Clacton / Filey / Ayr / Pwlheli / Mosney / Bahamas / Bognor / Minehead / Barry Island

Round 5: the Captain, Sue on Queen Elizabeth’s children and their spouses, first names are acceptable as answers

Charles / Diana / Camilla / Anne / Mark / Timothy / Andrew / Edward / Sarah / Sophie

Final Round: the last 10 host countries of the Football World Cup

They play for 4k, all 5 of them, and get it on their last man, with Spain in 1992:

Brazil / South Africa / Germany / S Korea & Japan / France / USA / Italy / Mexico / Spain / Argentina

TENABLE: 19-Feb-2018, City football teams, McDonalds drinks, last 10 papal names, favourite Agatha Christie novels, -oat words, African countries M or N* [s2ep26, repeated Fri 22-Mar-2019 and Thu 25-Jul-2019]

Wilkie’s Warriors, a family from the North East lost one player along the way to getting 12.5k and in the captain’s round she won a further 1k and brought back the remaining player.

Round 1: Top 10 City teams

Manchester City / Leicester City / Stoke / Swansea / Hull / Norwich / Cardiff / Bristol / Birmingham / Bradford

2.5k added to prize fund

Round 2: McDonalds drinks and shakes, 6 varieties of dispensed soft drinks, 4 flavours of milk-shake and NOT including hot drinks or bottled drinks or frappes or iced drinks

Coca-Cola / Coca-Cola Zero Sugar / Diet Coke / Fanta Orange / Oasis / Sprite Zero / Strawberry / Chocolate / Banana / Vanilla

5k added

Round 3: Last 10 papal names

Francis / Benedict / John Paul / John / Paul / Pius / Leo / Gregory / Clement / Innocent

5k for her

Round 4: 10 favourite Agatha Christie novels, 2015 poll organized by AgathaChristie.com, over 15,000 responses

And Then There Were None / Murder On The Orient Express / Murder Of Roger Ackroyd / Death On The Nile / The ABC Murders / A Murder Is Announced / 4:50 From Paddington / Evil Under The Sun / Five Little Pigs / Curtain: Poirot’s Final Case

Round 5: Captain’s Round: 5 and 6-letter words ending oat

Bloat / Float / Gloat / Groat / Ploat / Shoat / Stoat / Afloat / Recoat / Throat

1k and brings her player back

Final Round: African countries beginning with M or N, all 5 team members playing for 13.5k, they win thanks to Nicola, who added 5k to the jackpot in the round involving papal names.

Madagascar / Mali / Malawi / Mauritania / Mauritius / Morocco / Mozambique / Namibia / Niger / Nigeria

TENABLE: 20-Feb-2018 luxury brands, last 10 on dartboard, Jilly Cooper “Rutshire” Chronicles, G- Tube stations, Prince hits, 10 youngest descendants of the Queen [s2ep27, repeated Fri 26-Jul-2019]

Team name: The Drag Queens (a team of drag queens from London)

Round 1: Top 10 Luxury Brands Kantar Millward Brown published the BrandZ list of top 100 Global Brands for 2016

Louis Vuitton / Hermes / Gucci / Chanel / Rolex / Cartier / Burberry / Prada / Tiffany & Co / Christian Dior

Round 2: The last 10 numbers on a standard dartboard

Five / Twelve / Nine / Fourteen / Eleven / Eight / Sixteen / Seven / Nineteen / Three

OR: 5 / 12 / 9 / 14 / 11 / 8 / 16 / 7 / 19 / 3

They get 5, 1k and in the final round, after getting 1st answer wrong (1 instead of 5)

Round 3: 10 Jilly Cooper “Rutshire Chronicles” novels

Riders / Rivals / Polo / The man who made husbands jealous / Appassionata / Score! / Pandora / Wicked! / Jump! / Mount!

They used all 3 Nominates and didn’t get any money

Round 4: All 10 tube stations beginning with G

Gants Hill / Gloucester Road / Golders Green / Goldhawk Road / Goodge Street / Grange Hill / Great Portland Street / Green Park / Greenford / Gunnersbury

5 answers and 1k for Manilla

5th Round (Captain Chamonix): first 10 top 10 Prince hits:

When Doves Cry / Purple Rain / 1999-Little Red Corvette / Let’s Go Crazy-Take Me Wit U / Kiss / Sign O The Times / Alphabet Street / Batdance / Thieves In The Temple / Gett Off

Final Round: 10 youngest royals in direct descent from the queen:

Charlotte / Mia Tindall / George / Isla Phillips / Savannah Phillips / James Viscount Severn / Lady Louise / Eugenie / Beatrice / Harry

Prince William is 11th, no win for this team of Drag Queens

TENABLE: 21-Feb-2018, McCoys crisps, Russell Crowe top grossing movies, last 10 Brits best band, 2016 F1 teams, peaceful countries, youngest England players Euro 2016 [s2ep28, repeated Mon 29-Jul-2019]

Team Name: Squad Goals, a team of friends from Kent whose football team name is Goal Squad

Round 1: McCoys Ridge Cut crisp flavours

Flame-grilled steak / Salt and malt vinegar / Cheddar and onion / SIZZLING KING PRAWN / MEXICAN CHILLI / THAI SWEET CHICKEN / PAPRIKA / salted / BACON SIZZLER / CHARGRILLED CHICKEN

No money added

Round 2: Top 10 grossing Russell Crowe movies

Man Of Steel / Gladiator / Les Miserables / Noah / The Mummy / Robin Hood / A Beautiful Mind / American Gangster / Master And Commander Far Side Of The World / La Confidential

5 answers, 1k and all the nominates

Round 3: Last 10 BRIT Best Group winners up to 2017, the last 10 DIFFERENT groups

The 1975 / Coldplay / Royal Blood / The Arctic Monkeys / Mumford & Sons / Take That / Kasabian / Elbow / Kaiser Chiefs / Franz Ferdinand

2/10 right, nothing added to the jackpot

Round 4: F1 teams of 2016

Ferrari / Mercedes / Red Bull / Williams / Force India / Toro Rosso / Renault / Sauber / McLaren / Haas

5 right, 1k in the jackpot

Round 5 (Captain’s Round): Top 10 most peaceful countries, 3 different criteria (like armed conflict, can’t remember the others) and all have an area greater than 20,000 square kilometres

Iceland / Denmark / Austria / New Zealand / Portugal / Czech Republic / Switzerland / Canada / Japan / Slovenia

Sweden 14th, UK 47th

2 correct answers, no money added to the jackpot

Final Round: 10 youngest players in England’s Euro 2016 squad

Marcus Rashford / Dele Alli / Raheem Sterling / John Stones / Eric Dier / Ross Barkley / Harry Kane / Jack Wilshere / Nathaniel Clyne / Danny Rose

Kyle Walker was 12th, and Jack Butland was injured

3 playing for 2k, they get 5/10 so they leave with nothing, unsurprisingly: very tough question

TENABLE: 22-Feb-2018, Christmas movies, last 10 POTUS children, women’s weeklies, Take That top 10, most populous Italian cities, NATO phonetic alphabet last 10 words* [s2ep29, repeated late at night on Wed 31-Jul-2019]

Team Name: The Wisdom Teeth, who work at a dental practice in Birmingham

Round 1: UK’s favourite Christmas movies, from some Radio Times survey

Love Actually / It’s a wonderful life / Elf / The Muppet Christmas Carol / Die Hard / National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation / Polar Express / Die Hard / The Santa Clause / The Snowman

Round 2: Last 10 names of children of the President of the United States

Donald Junior / Ivanka / Eric / Tiffany / Barron / Malia / Sasha / Barbara / Jenna / Chelsea

Round 3: Best-selling women’s weeklies

Hello / OK / Bella / Woman’s own / New! / Woman / CLOSER / THAT’S LIFE / Chat / Take a break

Round 4: Top 10 Take That singles by sales

In order (from 10 to 1): Pray / Babe / Shine / Never Forget / Greatest Day / The Flood / How Deep Is Your Love / Patience / Rule The World / Back For Good

Round 5 (Captain’s Round): Most populous cities in Italy – no island towns, only mainland, the captain made 1k and brought back 1 fellow player

Rome / Milan / Turin / Naples / Genoa / Bologna / Florence / Bari / Venice / Verona

Final Round: the last 10 words in the NATO Phonetic alphabet

Quebec / Romeo / Sierra / Tango / Uniform / Victor / Whisky / X-Ray / Yankee / Zulu

They got 9 out of 10 and then the colleague said “Warrior” for W / The captain got the last answer, Whisky, and they won their 1k.

TENABLE: 23-Feb-2018, Christmas dinner foods, one-word Prem teams 2017*, US States containing C*, Taylor Swift top 5 (3 albums 7 singles), Hitchcock movies with Grant-Stewart-Hedren*, road endings [s2ep30, repeated Mon 29-Oct-2018 and late at night on Thu 1-Aug-2019]

The Canny Banters, 5 workmates from the North East, who are canny, and like banter

Round 1: Top 10 most popular Christmas dinner foods, from a 2016 survey YouGov, not including meat, not even pigs in blankets

Roast Potatoes / Gravy / Stuffing / Carrots / Brussels Sprouts / Parsnips / Yorkshire Pudding / Peas / Broccoli / Cranberry Sauce

2.5k added to the jackpot

Round 2: One-word Premiership teams 2016-17 season

Chelsea / Liverpool / Arsenal / Everton / Southampton / Bournemouth / Watford / Burnley / Middlesbrough / Sunderland

7 answers, 5k in the bin, didn’t get Bournemouth, Watford, Sunderland

Round 3: 10 US states containing letter C

Connecticut / Colorado / California / North Carolina / South Carolina / Massachusetts / New Mexico / Wisconsin / Kentucky / Michigan

5 answers and 1k for them

Round 4: 10 top 5 singles and albums by Taylor Swift: 7 singles, 3 albums

Love Story / We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together / I Knew You Were Trouble / Shake It Off / Blank Space / Bad Blood / I Don’t Wanna Live Forever / Fearless / Red / 1989

Round 5 (Captain’s Round): 10 Hitchcock movies that star James Stewart, Cary Grant or Tippi Hedren

Notorious / Suspicion / To Catch a Thief / North by North West / Rope / Rear Window / The Man who knew too much / Vertigo / The Birds / Marnie

Final Round: UK addresses or Shakespeare plays / UK addresses: the 10 most common road name endings in UK, apart from road, according to a Zoopla survey from 2010

Close / Street / Avenue / Lane / Drive / Way / Court / Place / Gardens / Crescent

Grove, Walk and Terrace are wrong

8.5k in the prize fund, 4 contestants, they get 6 and don’t get the cash

TENABLE: 26-Feb-2018, Warhol’s Campbell soups, Dad’s Army characters, First 5 people in Old and New Testaments, British Olympic cyclists, Madness Top 5s, Last 10 Greek letters [s2ep31, repeated Tue 30-Oct-2018 and late at night on Mon 5-Aug-2019]

Quizzy Mc Quizface, from Scotland

Round 1: Campbell soup flavours painted by Andy Warhol, one-word only (not “Cream of” and so on)

Onion / Vegetable / Beef / Asparagus / Celery / Chicken / Mushroom / Consommé / Tomato / Minestrone [4/10, Player Lost]

Round 2: Top 10 characters in “Dad’s Army”

Mainwaring / Wilson / Jones / Fraser / Godfrey / Pike / Walker / Hodges / Yeatman / Sponge

6 names, 2.5k

Round 3: Ten names of people, first 5 people named in Genesis and in the Gospel according to St Matthew

Adam / Eve / Cain / Abel / Enoch / David / Abraham / Isaac / Jacob / Judas

Round 4: Top 10 British Olympic cyclists since 2000

Chris Hoy / Jason Kenny / Bradley Wiggins / Laura Trott / Ed Clancy / Geraint Thomas / Joanna Rowsell Shand / Philip Hindes / Steven Burke / Victoria Pendleton

[Another player who didn’t make it to the final round]

Round 5: First 10 Top 5 singles by Madness [captain’s round] [Madness have only had 10 top 5 singles]

My Girl / Baggy Trousers / Embarrassment / Grey Day / It Must Be Love / House Of Fun / Driving In My Car / Our House / Wings Of A Dove / The Sun And The Rain

The Captain gets 6, opts to bring back someone and 1k, then goes for Michael Caine, which only got to #11, no money added, and only 2 in the final

Final Round: Greek alphabet, The last 10 letters in the classical, 24-letter Greek alphabet (not Linear B or any other variations)

Two of them play for 2.5k, and only get 1/10, Omega / the captain guessed Gamma and was out, and the other guy said Zeta

Omicron / Pi / Rho / Sigma/ Tau / Upsilon / Phi / Chi / Psi / Omega

[For the record, here is the Greek alphabet, in order, in 5s:

Alpha / beta / gamma / delta / epsilon
Zeta / eta / theta / iota / kappa
Lambda / mu / nu / xi / omicron
Pi / rho / sigma / tau / upsilon
Phi / chi / psi / omega]

TENABLE: 27-Feb-2018, NASA & UNESCO acronyms, first 10 I’m a Celebrity guests 2016, 1st countries in F1 calendar, 1st 10 solo Ed Sheeran hits, 2017 election parties*, W-I-N Premiership teams* [s2ep32, repeated Wed 31-Oct-2018 and Mon 1-Apr-2019 and in the early hours of Wed 6-Aug-2019]

The Toon Army, school friends from Newcastle

Round 1: NASA and UNESCO acronyms

National / Aeronautics / Space / Administration / United / Nations / Educational / Scientific / Cultural / Organization

0 for them – the captain over-ruled on United and thought it might be Unique instead

Round 2: First 10 celebrities in “I’m a celebrity get me out of here” 2016

Jordan Banjo / Wayne Bridge / Joel Dommett / Ola Jordan / Larry Lamb / Scarlett Moffatt / Sam Quek / Lisa Snowdon / Adam Thomas / Carol Vorderman

They get 5, use a nominate and an over-rule and get 1k

Round 3: The first 10 countries in the F1 Calendar

Australia / Bahrain / China / Russia / Spain / Monaco / Canada / Azerbaijan / Austria / UK

Only 3 answers right, so no cash and not in the final round

Round 4: First 10 solo Ed Sheeran top 10s hits

The A Team / You need me, I don’t need you / Lego House / Drunk / Sing / Thinking out loud / Bloodstream / Don’t / Shape of you / Castle on the hill

3 answers, again no money and not in the final round

Round 5 (Captain’s Round): the 10 parties that got most votes at 2017 election, he gets all but one, brings back his 3 team-mates and 2.5K

Conservative / Labour / Lib Dem / SNP / UKIP / Green / DUP / Sinn Fein / Plaid Cymru / SDLP

(He goes for Ulster Unionists, who were 11th, SDLP were the party he didn’t get)

All 5 play for 3.5k

Final Round: Any Premiership team beginning with W I or N, any team that has ever played in Premier League

Watford / WBA / West Ham / Wigan / Wimbledon / Wolves / Ipswich / Newcastle / Norwich / Nottingham Forest

And they do it, 3.5k for the team

TENABLE: 28-Feb-2018, highway code animals, UK stag & hen destinations, ATP male top 10 June 2017, top-grossing Tom Hardy movies, Welsh UK #1 acts, RWC 10 teams with most wins [s2ep33, repeated Thu 1-Nov-2018, Tue 2-Apr-2019 and late at night on Wed 7-Aug-2019]

The Boyos, gym-loving rugby boys from Wales.

Round 1: 10 animals in the Highway Code: 6 animals on official red triangular warning signs, and the 4 used for road crossings for pedestrians and cyclists (humans not included, and no mythical creatures either)

Horse / Deer / Duck / Toad / Sheep / Cattle / Zebra / Pelican / Toucan / Puffin

He got 5 right, then carried on and got 2 wrong, wild boar and then Badger

Round 2: Top 10 Stag and Hen destinations in UK

Newcastle / Bournemouth / Bristol / Edinburgh / Cardiff / Liverpool / Brighton / Nottingham / Manchester / Leeds

7 right, 5k in the final round

Round 3: Top 10 Male Tennis Players straight after the French Open 2017 (ranking published 12 June 2017)

Andy Murray / Rafa Nadal / Stan Wawrinka / Novak Djokovic / Roger Federer / Milos Raonic / Marin Cilic / Dominic Thiem / Kei Nishikori / Alexander Zverev

8 answers and 10k in the prize fund

Round 4: Top 10 grossing movies starring Tom Hardy

Dark Knight Rises / Inception / The Revenant / Mad Max Fury Road / Black Hawk Down / This Means War / Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy / Star Trek: Nemesis / Marie Antoinette / Lawless

Round 5 (Captain’s Round): 10 Welsh acts to reach #1 – good question

Shirley Bassey / Ricky Valance / Tom Jones / Mary Hopkin / Amen Corner / Dave Edmunds / Shaking Stevens / Bonnie Tyler / Manic Street Preachers / Stereophonics

No money and no team-mates brought back

Final Round: 10 teams that have won most games in the Rugby World Cup

New Zealand / Australia / South Africa / England / France / Scotland / Ireland / Wales / Argentina / Samoa

The Boyos win the jackpot of 15k

This is where having several people in the final makes a big difference: 9 of the 10 are easy, and the 10th could have been any of 3 (Samoa, Western Samoa or Fiji – it was Samoa)

TENABLE: 1-Mar-2018, UK postcodes beginning C, 10 most performed operas in UK, consonants in that “Mary Poppins” song, US Presidents ending on or en, 10 Young Ones actors, First 10 Beach Boys top 40s [s2ep34, repeated Fri 2-Nov-2018, Wed 3-Apr-2019 and late at night on Thu 8-Aug-2019]

The 5 Tenors, members of a Sheffield-based Operatic society

Round 1: 10 UK postcodes outside London that start with C

Carlisle / Cambridge / Cardiff / Chester / Chelmsford / Colchester / Croydon / Canterbury / Coventry / Crewe

She got 3, so no money and not in the final round

Round 2: 10 most performed operas in UK 2016

From 10 to 1: Tosca / Cosi Fan Tutti / Barber Of Seville / Madam Butterfly / Don Giovanni / La Traviata / Carmen / La Boheme / Marriage Of Figaro / Magic Flute

0 out of 10 for them, no money and out of the final round

Round 3: All the consonants in the song featured in “Mary Poppins”, the one where if you say it loud enough you’ll always sound precocious

S / P / R / C / L / F / G / T / X / D

All 10 right for 25k in the prize fund

Round 4: US Presidents, surnames ending in ON or EN

Washington / Jefferson / Jackson / Madison / Van Buren / Harrison / Johnson / Wilson / Nixon / Clinton

6 right, 2.5k added to the prize fund

Round 5: Young Ones Actors

Any of the 5 who were in every episode and the 5 in the “University Challenge” episode – the Oxbridge college and the quiz master

Ade Edmondson / Rik Mayall / Nigel Planer / Christopher Ryan / Alexei Sayle / Griff Rhys Jones / Hugh Laurie / Stephen Fry / Emma Thompson / Ben Elton

5 for the captain so he brought back the woman who went out in Round 1, and no cash

Final Round: Beach Boys first 10 Top singles

Surfing’ USA / I get around / When I grow up to be a man / Dance, Dance, Dance / Help me Rhonda / California Girls / Barbra-Ann / Sloop John B / “God Only Knows” / Good vibrations

Impossible question: even the Beach Boys themselves couldn’t have got that, The 5 Tenors leave with nothing

TENABLE: 2-Mar-2018, countries with best restaurants, Googled sporting events 2016, Downton Abbey servants, last 5 Lib Dem & SNP leaders, 1st 10 Katy Perry top 10s, Beatrix Potter wingless titled characters [s2ep35, repeated Mon 8-Apr-2019 and in the early hours of Mon 12-Aug-2019]

Team Name: Job’s a Good ‘Un, 5 friends from the North East and Scotland

Round 1: 10 countries that are home to the “Best Restaurants in 2017”, from the 50 Best Restaurants list

USA / Italy / Spain / France / Peru / Thailand / Austria / Singapore / Brazil / Japan

He got 1-4 and 10, then played on and went wrong with Denmark (I would have put that, but Noma has now closed) and then UK, so no money and out of the final round

Round 2: Top 10 servants in “Downton Abbey”, from series 1 to 6 including Christmas specials, and not including Dr Clarkson

Mr Carson / Mrs Hughes / Mr Bates / Mrs Patmore / Anna Bates / Thomas Barrow / Daisy Mason / Joseph Molesley / Tom Branson / Miss O’Brien

No money added to the prize fund, and not in the final round

Round 3: 10 most Googled sporting events of 2016, googled in the UK, taken from Google Trends

Euro 2016 / Olympics / Wimbledon / Six Nations / Tour de France / Australian Open / Ultimate Fighting Championship / Paralympics / Grand National / Ryder Cup

4 right, no money, not in the final round

Round 4: Last 10 leaders of Lib Dems and SNP

He’s got 4 and is now guessing names, like John Smith

Tim Farron / Nick Clegg / Menzies Campbell / Charles Kennedy / Paddy Ashdown / Nicola Sturgeon / Alex Salmond / John Swinney / Gordon Wilson / William Wolfe

No money added and not in the final round

Round 5: Captain’s Round, first 10 top 10 hits by Katy Perry

From 10 to 1: Part Of Me / Last Friday Night (TGIF) / ET / Firework / Teenage Dream / California Gurls / If We Ever Meet Again / Starstrukk / Hot N Cold / I Kissed A Girl

Final Round: The 10 wingless title characters in Beatrix Potter books

No money added to the jackpot, no team-mates brought back in Round 5; the Captain gets the chance to play for 500 pounds on her own.

Rabbit / Squirrel / Hedgehog / Frog / Cat / Rat / Mouse / Dog / Fox / Pig

2/10 correct (Rabbit and Mouse), they leave with nothing.

A few notes: Pig (Pigling Bland) / Fox (Mr Todd) / Dog [Ginger and Pickles] / Mouse / Rat [Samuel Whiskers] / Cat [Tom Kitten] / Frog [Jeremy Fisher] / Hedgehog (Mrs Tiggywinkle) / Squirrel (Nutkins) / Peter Rabbit

TENABLE: 5-Mar-2018, last 10 UK election years, highest grossing Robin Williams movies, L- Tube stations, best-selling Rihanna singles, top 10 French football teams 2016/17, first 10 star signs and their symbols [s2ep36, repeated Tue 9-Apr-2019]

Wham Bam Famalam from Harrow, a male captain, his mum, 2 sisters and Auntie Sue

Round 1: Last 10 UK Election years

2017 / 2015 / 2010 / 2005 / 2001 / 1997 / 1992 / 1987 / 1983 / 1979

Auntie Sue is out, no money added and not in the final round.

Round 2: 10 highest-grossing Robin Williams movies

Night At The Museum / Aladdin / Mrs Doubtfire / Happy Feet / Hook / Jumanji / Robots / Dead Poets Society / Good Will Hunting / Patch Adams

Flubber is 12th on the list, another one out and no money in the prize fund

Round 3: 10 London Underground stations beginning with L

Ladbroke Grove / Lambeth North / Lancaster Gate / Latimer Road / Leicester Square / Leyton / Leytonstone / Liverpool Street / London Bridge / Loughton

Another team member doesn’t make it to the final round, 4 answers, no money added to the prize fund

Round 4: 10 best-selling Rihanna singles

From 1 to 10: We Found Love / Love The Way You Lie / Only Girl (In The World) / Diamonds / Umbrella / What’s my name / S&M / Rude Boy / Stay / The Monster

None of the 4 team-mates in the final round, and no money in the jackpot yet

Round 5 (Captain’s Round): Top 10 teams in La Ligue, French top division

Monaco / PSG / Nice / Lyon / Marseille / Bordeaux / Nantes / Saint-Etienne / Rennes / Guingamp

1k and 2 players brought back for the final

Final Round:  The Zodiac, the first 10 signs and how they are represented

Ram / Bull / Twins / Crab / Lion / Virgin / Balance / Scorpion / Archer / Goat

Auntie Sue comes through and gets most of the answers – they win 1k

TENABLE: 6-Mar-2018, toys and games, UK F1 Champs, Comic strip actors, elements in human body, Elton John Top 5s, English cities beginning W or P [s2ep37, repeated Wed 10-Apr-2019]

5 dads from Watford,

Round 1: The top 10 greatest toys and games of all time [From a publication called Toy News, taken from a top 50 based on a survey conducted with 94 toy executives.]

Lego / Monopoly / Action Man / Scalextric / Subbuteo / Rubik’s Cube / Star Wars figures / Barbie / Matchbox cars / Playing cards

4 right, no money added to the prize fund and not in the final round

Round 2: 10 GB F1 Championship winners

Mike Hawthorn / Graham Hill / John Surtees / Jim Clark / Jackie Stewart / James Hunt / Nigel Mansell / Damon Hill / Lewis Hamilton / Jensen Button

5k in the prize fund, 7 answers, went wrong with Stirling Moss, didn’t get Hawthorn, Surtees or Hunt

Round 3: Top 10 actors in The Comic Strip Presents series, 1982-2012, according to IMDB

Peter Richardson / Adrian Edmondson / Jennifer Saunders / Nigel Planer / Dawn French / Robbie Coltrane / Rik Mayall / Keith Allen / Stephen O’donnell / Kevin Allen

[Alexei Sayle was a wrong answer] 1k and into the final round

Round 4: 10 most common elements in the human body

Oxygen / Carbon / Hydrogen / Nitrogen / Calcium / Phosphorus / Potassium / Sulfur / Sodium / Chlorine

Another 1k in the prize fund

Round 5: First 10 Top 5 songs by Elton John, always tricky, these lists

Rocket Man / Crocodile Rock / Daniel / Don’t Go Breaking My Heart / Song For Guy / I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues / I’m Still Standing / Passengers / Nikita / Candle In The Wind

No money in prize fund, and couldn’t bring back the team-mate from Round 1

Final Round: The 10 English cities beginning with P or W

Peterborough / Plymouth / Portsmouth /Preston / Wakefield / Wells / Westminster / Winchester / Worcester / Wolverhampton

Playing for 7k, 4 in the final, didn’t win the jackpot

TENABLE: 7-Mar-2018, Last 10 countries alphabetically, watch brands, English RWC host cities 2015, TARDIS and UNIT acronyms, Spanish regnal names, New US President years [s2ep38, repeated Thu 11-Apr-2019]

The hashtag lads, who grew up together in Hoddesdon Herts

Round 1: Last 10 countries alphabetically

Zimbabwe / Zambia / Yemen / Vietnam / Venezuela / Vanuatu / Uzbekistan / Uruguay / USA / UK

Uganda is 13th, Uruguay was over-ruled in favour of Vanuatu, 5 answers and 1k in the prize fund

Round 2: Top 10 favourite watch brands, from Esquires magazine’s Big Watch Survey from 2016

Rolex / Patek Philippe / Omega / Breitling / IWC / Tag Heuer / Audemars Piguet / Jaeger-Lecoultre / Hublot / Cartier

Seiko was 48th and Swatch wasn’t there

Round 3: 10 English Cities that hosted Rugby World Cup games in 2015: not Cardiff; there were 13 different stadiums, in 10 cities

Brighton / Leeds / Gloucester / Leicester / Manchester / Milton Keynes / Exeter / Newcastle / Birmingham / London

2.5k added to the prize fund

Round 4: “Dr Who” acronyms for TARDIS and UNIT

Time / And / Relative / Dimension / In / Space / United / Nations / Intelligence / Taskforce

10k and he nearly got it, missing Nations and Intelligence

Round 5: Last 10 regnal names of Spanish monarchs, going back to early 16th Century, includes Aragon and Castile

Felipe / Juan Carlos / Alfonso / Amadeo / Isabella / Ferdinand / Joseph / Carlos / Luis / Joan

He gets 5 but then goes wrong, no money and doesn’t get his missing player back

Final Round the last 10 years that a new President of the USA was sworn in, before 2017

2009 / 2001 / 1993 / 1989 / 1981 / 1977 / 1974 / 1969 / 1963 / 1961

They get all 10 to win 13.5k.

TENABLE: 8-Mar-2018, Mr Men on stamps, “Coronation Street” most appearances, billionaire countries, first 10 Blur top 10s, first 10 Crucible WSC champs, Top 10 teams ending in United [s2ep39, repeated Fri 12-Apr-2019]

The Regulars, quizzers from Cornwall

Round 1: 10 Mr Men characters featured on UK stamps special collection 2016

Mr Happy / Little Miss Naughty / Mr Bump / Little Miss Sunshine / Mr Tickle / Mr Grumpy / Little Miss Princess / Mr Strong / Little Miss Christmas / Mr Messy

They go wrong with Mr Tidy and lose their player

Round 2: Top 10 characters from “Coronation Street” by number of appearances, up to 30-Jun-2017, episode 9,197

Ken Barlow / Gail Rodwell / Rita Tanner / Deirdre Barlow / Emily Bishop / Sally Metcalfe / Audrey Roberts / Steve McDonald / Kevin Webster / Betty Williams

She’s got to 10k, loses her life by guessing Mike Baldwin (11th on the list), and stops there / she didn’t get Gail or Emily

Round 3: Top 10 billionaire countries, as at May 2017

USA / China / UK / India / Germany / Russia / Switzerland / France / Canada / Brazil

He gets 6 right, goes wrong with Japan and wins 2.5k

Round 4: First 10 Blur top 10s

There’s No Other Way / Girls And Boys / Parklife / Country House / The Universal / Stereotypes / Charmless Man / Beetlebum / Song 2 / On Your Own

7 answers, 5k, running total 17.5k

Round 5: First 10 World Snooker Champions at Crucible Theatre, from 1977

John Spencer / Ray Reardon/ Terry Griffiths / Cliff Thorburn / Steve Davis / Alex Higgins / Dennis Taylor / Joe Johnson / Stephen Hendry / John Parrott /

8 correct answers (not Spencer or Johnson),5k and a player back in the final for them

Final Round: Top 10 teams that end in United in Premier League, Championship, League 1

Man U / West Ham / Newcastle / Leeds / Rotherham / Sheffield / Scunthorpe / Southend / Oxford / Peterborough

8 out of 10 (not Carlisle or Colchester) so they don’t get their 22.5k

TENABLE: 9-Mar-2018, James Martin’s quiche Lorraine, best-selling Steps singles, France regnal names, bottom 10 Prem teams 2016-17, 10 greatest storytellers of all time, last 10 Best Actress Oscars

[I didn’t make a note of the team]

Round 1: ingredients from James Martin’s quiche Lorraine

Plain Flour / Butter / Cheddar Cheese / Bacon / Eggs / Milk / Double Cream / Salt / Black Pepper / Thyme

5 answers, 1k for the final round

Round 2: 10 best-selling Steps singles, for double A sides you can say either side but not both (and I’ve indicated double A sides with dashes rather than obliques)

Tragedy-Heartbeat / One For Sorrow / 5678 / Better Best Forgotten / Last Thing On My Mind / Love’s Got A Hold Of My Heart / Say You’ll Be Mine – Better The Devil You Know / Chain Reaction / It’s The Way You Make Me Feel / Deeper Shade Of Blue

Nope, no money and out of the final round

Round 3: 10 Regnal names of kings or emperors of France

From 10 to 1: Hugh / Robert / Philippe / Jean / Francois / Henri / Louis / Charles / Louis-Philippe / Napoleon

Again, no money, not in the final

Round 4: The bottom 10 Premier League teams, those numbered 11-20 in 2016-17

Sunderland / Middlesbrough / Hull / Watford / Burnley / Swansea / Crystal Palace / Stoke City / Leicester City / West Ham United

1k and in the final round

Round 5: Captain’s round, 10 greatest storytellers of all time (Novelists, playwrights, film-makers, children’s authors), from some poll of 2000 adults

Roald Dahl / Charles Dickens / William Shakespeare / JK Rowling / Steven Spielberg / Hans Christian Anderson / Lewis Carroll / Walt Disney / Enid Blyton / JRR Tolkien

[Went wrong with Hitchcock] 5 right, brings back one player, no more money in the jackpot, playing for 2k

Final Round: Oscars, last 10 Best Actress winners up to and including the Award ceremony in 2017

Emma Stone / Brie Larson / Julianne Moore / Cate Blanchett / Jennifer Lawrence / Meryl Streep / Natalie Portman / Sandra Bullock / Kate Winslet / Marion Cotillard

They fell short and didn’t get the jackpot

 

 

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