Trivia

“Tenable” Series 2, repeated July 2019

In recent weeks, repeats of the quiz show “Tenable” have been shown on ITV on weekday afternoons. Episodes from Series 3 were being shown until earlier this week: S3Ep50 (Series 3 Episode 50) was shown on Monday 8 July 2019. Since then episodes from the start of Series 2 have been broadcast, beginning with S2Ep1 on Tuesday 9 July 2019.

There are many pieces on this Blog which list questions and answers from “Tenable”, beginning with this one from September 2017. The most recent piece, here, offered information from 20 days’ worth of shows later in Series 2, originally screened in February and March 2018. I described it as “Raw ‘Tenable’ data” because it was not edited and tidied up in the same way as some of my weekly updates (like this one from October 2018).

Here is some more “Raw ‘Tenable’ data” for the shows being repeated this week, starting with S2Ep1 (originally broadcast on 30 October 2017).

TENABLE: 30-Oct-2017 [S2Ep1, repeated Tue 9-Jul-2019 3pm] UK wild animals, favourite smells, 1966 World Cup Final outfield players, Oscars 80-89, Grisham novels, Former USSR countries

Team name: Never mind the Pollocks, from York

Round 1: Top 10 wild animals in green spaces in UK

Grey squirrels / mice / hedgehogs / foxes / bats / voles / brown rats / rabbits / moles / badgers

[Deer was #11 in the list]

Round 2: Top 10 favourite smells [From a poll of 2000 people by a decorating brand, Harris; general everyday smells, no brand names here]

Freshly baked bread / Bacon / Cut grass / Coffee / Cakes baking in the oven / The seaside / Freshly washed clothes / Sunday roast / Fish & chips / Fresh flowers

Round 3: The 10 England outfield players in the 1966 Football World Cup final

Jack Charlton / Bobby Charlton / Alan Ball / Martin Peters / Geoff Hurst / Nobby Stiles / George Cohen / Roger Hunt / Bobby Moore / Ray Wilson

Round 4: The 10 Best Picture Oscar winners of the 1980s [The ceremonies held from 1980 to 1989, inclusive]

Kramer versus Kramer / Ordinary People / Chariots of Fire / Gandhi / Terms of Endearment / Amadeus / Out of Africa / Platoon / The Last Emperor / Rain Man /

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The first 10 John Grisham novels

A time to kill / The Firm / The Pelican Brief / The Client / The Chamber / The Rainmaker / The Runaway Jury / The Partner / The Street Lawyer / The Testament

Final round: The Soviet Union: The 10 formerly Soviet countries that do not end in -stan

All 5 playing for 8k

Russia / Estonia / Latvia / Lithuania / Belarus / Ukraine / Moldova / Georgia / Azerbaijan / Armenia

They get 5/10

The answers they didn’t get: Belarus / Ukraine / Moldova / Azerbaijan / Armenia

Wrong answers: Serbia / Slovenia / Czechoslovakia / Romania / Siberia

TENABLE: 31-Oct-2017 [S2Ep2, repeated Wed 10-Jul-2019 3pm], Salad Nicoise, promoted to Premiership 2014-17, Happiest countries, top row of a computer keyboard letters, “Carry On” actors, longest names in Monopoly

Team name: No Complaints, a team of family and friends from Cheshire

Round 1: The 10 ingredients from Antony Worrall-Thompson’s Salad Nicoise [As published on the BBC Food website, June 2017; salad ingredients only, not the ingredients in the dressing or marinade]

Tuna / New potatoes / Plum tomatoes / French beans / Little gem lettuce / Red onion / Eggs / Anchovy fillets / Black olives / Basil

Round 2: The last 10 teams promoted to the Premier League [The last 10 teams promoted up to and including the 2016/17 season; these are the seasons that ended in 2015, 2016 and 2017, plus the winner of the Championship Play-Off Final in 2014]

Huddersfield Town / Newcastle United / Brighton and Hove Albion / Hull City / Middlesbrough / Burnley / Norwich City / AFC Bournemouth / Watford / Queens Park Rangers

Round 3: The 10 “happiest” countries to live in [According to the United Nations World Happiness Report 2017]

Norway / Denmark / Iceland / Switzerland / Finland / Netherlands / Canada / New Zealand / Australia / Sweden

Round 4: The first 10 letters on a standard UK computer keyboard [The 10 letters on the top row]

Q / W / E / R / T / Y / U / I / O / P

Round 5: The Top 10 “Carry On” actors [The 10 actors and actresses who appeared in most “Carry On” films and Christmas specials according to the Carry On Companion by Robert Ross; these are actors or actresses listed as key personnel, and only includes their appearances in the 31 official “Carry On” films released between 1958 and 1992 inclusive]

Joan Sims / Kenneth Williams / Charles Hawtrey / Sid James / Kenneth Connor / Peter Butterworth / Bernard Bresslaw / Hattie Jacques / Barbara Windsor / Michael Nightingale

Final Round: Monopoly (not UK Monarchs): the 10 longest names on Monopoly Board [excluding stations and utilities; names with the most letters, on the original London board]

All 5 playing for 35k

Northumberland Avenue / The Angel Islington / Marlborough Street / Trafalgar Square / Leicester Square / Pentonville Road / Whitechapel Road / Coventry Street / Oxford Street / Regent Street

9/10 for No Complaints; they didn’t get Regent Street (but said Regent’s Park instead); so close.

TENABLE: 1-Nov-2017, fish & chips accompaniments, “Eastenders” episode 1, Spanish cities, Stephen King adaptations, peerage, 1st 10 star signs Alphabetically [Not repeated on 11-July-2019, might be S2Ep3]

Team name: 5 of Herts (from Hertfordshire)

Round 1: favourite fish & chips accompaniments

Mayonnaise / Tea / Battered sausage / tartare sauce / curry sauce / bread and butter / ketchup / mushy peas / salt / vinegar

Round 2: “Eastenders” character surnames from first episode

Beale / Fowler / Watts / Skinner / Legg / Cotton / Osman / Jeffrey / Chumley / Marsh

Round 3: Top 10 most populated cities in Spain

Madrid / Barcelona / Valencia / Seville / Zaragoza / Malaga / Murcia / Bilbao / Alicante / Cordoba

Round 4: The 10 favourite screen adaptations of Stephen King’s work [This is according to a readers’ poll on the Rolling Stone website from 2015]

The Shawshank Redemption / The Green Mile / The Shining / Stand by me / The Stand / Misery / Carrie / The Mist / Christine / Dolores Claiborne

Round 5: ranks of peerage in UK

Duke / Duchess / Marquess / Marchioness / Earl / Countess / Viscount / Viscountess / Baron / Baroness

Final Round: first 10 star signs Alphabetically

Aries / Aquarius / Cancer / Capricorn / Gemini / Leo / Libra / Pisces / Sagittarius / Scorpio

They win 11k

TENABLE: 2-Nov-2017 [S2Ep4, repeated 26-Dec-2018 and Thu 11-Jul-2019 3pm], Bee Gees Top 5 singles, RHS “Grown your own” root vegetables, Last 10 Best Animated Picture Oscars, Biggest countries bordering China, 10 dismissals in cricket, BGT hosts and judges

The Dancing Queens, Abba fans, most of them met Line Dancing

Round 1: The first 10 Top 5 singles by the Bee Gees

Massachusetts / I’ve gotta get a message to you / Don’t forget to remember / Jive Talking / You should be dancing / How deep is your love / Stayin’ Alive / Night Fever / Too much heaven / Tragedy

Round 2: The 10 “grow your own” root vegetables [As listed in the “grow your own” section of the Royal Horticultural Society website; root vegetables are defined as the fleshy, enlarged root of a plant used as a vegetable; this list includes foodstuffs sometimes thought of as bulbs or tubers; some of the answers on this list are members of the same family]

Beetroot / Carrots / Garlic / Jerusalem Artichoke / Onions / Parsnips / Potatoes / Radishes / Salsify / Shallots

Round 3: The last 10 Oscar-winning animated feature films [up to and including the 2017 ceremony]

Zootropolis / Inside out / Big Hero 6 / Frozen / Brave / Rango / Toy Story 3 / Up / Wall-E / Ratatouille

[Zootropolis (in the UK) was called Zootopia in the US]

Round 4: The 10 largest countries bordering China [the 10 largest by land area, according to the CIA World Factbook; has to be a UN member state, so Tibet is not an acceptable answer]

Russia / India / Kazakhstan / Mongolia / Pakistan / Myanmar / Afghanistan / Vietnam / Laos / Kyrgyzstan

Round 5: The 10 ways a batsman can be out in cricket [According to the laws of the game that were in force at the start of 2017]

Bowled / Timed out / Caught / Handled the ball / Hit the ball twice / Hit wicket / Leg before wicket / Obstructing the field / Run out / Stumped

Final Round: Britain’s Got Talent: The 10 “Britain’s Got Talent” judges and presenters [The 7 people who have been permanent judges on the TV show, excluding guest judges; the 2 presenters of the show and the presenter of Britain’s Got More Talent; according to IMDB up to and including April 2017]

All 5 playing for 1k

Amanda Holden / Simon Cowell / Piers Morgan / David Hasselhoff / Michael McIntyre / Alesha Dixon / David Walliams / Anthony McPartlin / Declan Donnelly / Stephen Mulhern

The Dancing Queens get 8/10. Missing answers: David Hasselhoff / Michael McIntyre

Wrong: Dermot O’Leary / Stephen Maynard / Vernon Kay / Simon Fuller / Geri Halliwell

TENABLE: 3-Nov-2017 [S2Ep5, repeated Fri 12-Jul-2019 3pm] Instagram coffee, G10, Shakespeare for of and, castles, Vogue actors, first 10 Bond movies alphabetically

Team name: The Jolly Hockey Sticks, part of the London Royals, an LGBT hockey team in London

Round 1: The Top 10 most popular types of coffee on Instagram [as reported by expressvending.co.uk as of May 2017; calculated from the number of posts using the hashtag for the type of coffee; “type” means the way the coffee is prepared, not the type of bean or flavour variations]

Latte / Cappuccino / Espresso / Mocha / Ice coffee / Frappuccino / Americano / Macchiato / Flat white / Café au lait

Round 2: The first 10 countries of the G10 financial group [The 10 countries who founded the so-called Group of Ten in 1962 to provide additional funding for the IMF]

Belgium / Canada / France / Germany / Italy / Japan / Netherlands / Sweden / United Kingdom / United States

Round 3: The 10 Shakespeare plays that have “of”, “and” or “for” in the title

The Taming of the Shrew / The Two Gentlemen of Verona / The Comedy of Errors / Romeo and Juliet / The Merchant of Venice / The Merry Wives of Windsor / Troilus and Cressida / Measure for Measure / Timon of Athens / Antony and Cleopatra

Round 4: the 10 best-loved castles in the UK [according to a nationwide poll conducted for UKTV Play, published in July 2016]

From 10 to 1: Stirling Castle / Bamburgh Castle / Caernarfon Castle / Leeds Castle / /

Windsor Castle / Bodiam Castle / Edinburgh Castle / Warwick Castle / Dover Castle / Alnwick Castle / Leeds Castle / Caernarfon Castle / Bamburgh Castle / Stirling Castle

Round 5: 10 film stars in Madonna’s song Vogue [10 film stars referred to by first name and last name, featured in the hit song from 1990]

Greta Garbo / Marlon Brando / James Dean / Grace Kelly / Jean Harlow / Gene Kelly / Fred Astaire / Ginger Rogers / Rita Hayworth / Bette Davis

Final Round: James Bond (Not Prime Numbers): The first 10 Bond films alphabetically [From the 24 official Eon Productions, up to March 2017]

All 5 playing for 11k

A View to a Kill / Casino Royale / Diamonds are Forever / Die Another Day / Dr No / For Your Eyes Only / From Russia with Love / Goldeneye / Goldfinger / Licence to Kill

The Jolly Hockey Sticks name all 10 and win 11k

TENABLE: 6-Nov-2017 [s2Ep6, repeated Mon 15-Jul-2019 3pm], Kardashians, L and O Postcode cities, X-Men in first movie, Serie A top 10 2016-17, Girls Aloud singles, largest S American countries

Team name: Dover the Top, 5 good friends who went to school together

Round 1: Top 10 characters from Keeping up with the Kardashians [According to IMDB 2017]

Khloe Kardashian/ Kourtney Kardashian/ Kim Kardashian/ Kris Jenner / Kylie Jenner / Kendall Jenner / Caitlyn Jenner / Scot Disick / Rob Kardashian / Mason Dash Disick

Round 2: 10 UK Postcodes outside London beginning with L or O [All named after cities, towns or regions, according to the National Statistics Postcode Directory User Guide issued in May 2017]

Liverpool / Lancaster / Llandrindod Wells / Leicester / Llandudno / Lincoln / Leeds / Luton / Oldham / Oxford

Round 3: The top 10 X-Men characters [The first 10 named characters in the 2000 feature film “X-Men” as listed by IMDB; character names, not actor names are required here]

Wolverine / Professor Charles Xavier / Magneto / Jean Grey / Cyclops / Storm / Rogue / Sabretooth / Toad / Mystique

Round 4: Top 10 Serie A Teams, the teams that finished in the Top 10 in 2016/17 season

Juventus / Roma / Napoli / Atalanta / Lazio / AC Milan / Inter Milan / Fiorentina / Torino / Sampdoria

Round 5: The first 10 Top 5 Girls Aloud singles

Sound of the underground / No good advice / Life got cold / Jump / The Show / Love machine / I’ll stand by you / Wake me up / Biology / Something kinda ooh

Final Round: The 10 largest countries in South America

All 5 playing for 19.5k

Brazil / Argentina / Peru / Bolivia / Colombia / Venezuela / Chile / Paraguay / Ecuador / Guyana

Dover the Top get 7/10. The missing answers: Bolivia / Paraguay / Guyana

TENABLE: 7-Nov-2017 [s2ep7 repeated Tue 16-Jul-2019 3pm], Stag & hen destinations in EU countries, 5-letter words ending in -own, Cameron Diaz Top 10 grossing, English National Parks, first 10 Lloyd Webber musicals, 10 US states containing a D

Team name: The Bridal Party

Round 1: Top 10 European stag and hen destinations [These are destinations in the EU, not including the UK, based on over 78,000 people booking in the first 4 months of 2017 with the stag and hen events agency Chilli Sauce; the answers are all cities, not countries]

Budapest / Prague / Benidorm / Krakow / Barcelona / Amsterdam / Dublin / Riga / Marbella / Hamburg

Round 2: The 10 5-letter words that end in own

Blown / Brown / Clown / Crown / Drown / Flown / Frown / Grown / Known / Shown

Round 3: Top 10 Cameron Diaz Films [10 highest-grossing films worldwide that feature Cameron Diaz, including voice performances, according to data provide by Box Office Mojo as of 26 April 2017; where films are in a franchise they are only looking for the first one in the franchise]

Shrek / There’s something about Mary / The Mask / My best friend’s wedding / Charlie’s Angels / Knight and day / The green hornet / What happens in Vegas / Bad Teacher / The Holiday

Round 4: The 10 National Parks entirely in England

Northumberland / Lake District / North York Moors / Yorkshire Dales / Peak District / Broads / Dartmoor / Exmoor / New Forest / South Downs

Round 5: The first 10 hit musicals by Andrew Lloyd-Webber [The first 10 full-length musicals that had a theatrical run both in the West End and on Broadway, musicals for which Andrew Lloyd-Webber wrote the music along with different lyricists]

By Jeeves / Sunset Boulevard / Aspects of love / Phantom of the Opera / Starlight Express / Song and Dance / Cats / Evita / Jesus Christ Superstar / Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Final Round: the 10 US states containing the letter D

2 playing for 2.5k

Colorado / Delaware / Florida / Idaho / Indiana / Maryland / Nevada / North Dakota / Rhode Island / South Dakota

They get 6/10. Missing answers: Delaware / Idaho / Maryland / Nevada

TENABLE: 8-Nov-2017 [S2Ep8, repeated Wed 17-Jul-2019 3pm], Police singles, poker hands, Tim Burton grossers, drivers annoying habits, Spice Girl children, 10 least reactive metals

Team name: Bag o’ Nuts, friends from Cumbria

1st Round: First 10 top 20 hits by the Police

Roxanne / Can’t stand losing you / Message in a bottle / Walking on the moon / So lonely / Don’t stand so close to me / De do do do De da da da / Invisible Sun / Every little thing she does is magic / Spirits in the material world

2nd Round: The 10 types of poker hand [As listed on the World Series of Poker website]

Royal Flush / Straight Flush / Four of a Kind / Full House / Flush / Straight / Three of a Kind / Two Pairs / One Pair / High Card

3rd Round: Top 10 grossing Tim Burton films [Top 10 highest-grossing cinema releases based on lifetime data provided by Box Office Mojo on 20 June 2017]

Alice in Wonderland / Charlie and the Chocolate Factory / Batman / Planet of the Apes / Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children / Batman Returns / Dark Shadows / Sleepy Hollow / Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street / Big Fish

4th Round: The Top 10 driving annoyances [Things that other drivers do that annoy motorists according to a survey of 2,000 drivers in the UK on behalf of Admiral Car Insurance in 2017; drivers were given a list of options to pick from, and drink-driving was not on the list]

Checking a phone / Throwing rubbish out of window / Tailgating / Cutting people up / Not indicating / Hogging the middle lane / Jumping red lights / Changing lanes at the last minute / Not saying thank you when giving way / Blasting out loud music at night /

5th Round: The 10 oldest children of the Spice Girls [All born before September 2011]

Phoenix Chi Gulzar / Brooklyn Beckham / Romeo Beckham / Cruz Beckham / Bluebell Madonna Halliwell / Angel Iris Murphy Brown / Beau Lee Jones / Scarlet Chisholm Starr / Tate Lee Jones / Harper Beckham

Final Round: Top 10 least reactive metals [The 10 least reactive metals on the periodic table in the reactivity series, according to text books written by the Assessment and Qualification Alliance]

4 team-mates playing for 10k

Platinum / Gold / Silver / Copper / Lead / Tin / Iron Zinc / Aluminium / Magnesium

Bag o’ Nuts get 9/10. The missing answer: Magnesium

TENABLE: 9-Nov-2017 [S2Ep9, repeated Thu 18 July 2019 3pm, Village People, Premier League top 10 2017, EU countries 2 vowels or 2 consonants, last 10 Chinese New Year, pies, London museums and galleries

Team Name: Mind the doors, 5 London Underground workers

Round 1: The 10 Village People costumes and hits [The 6 costumes worn by the band as listed on their official website and their first 4 UK hits]

Native American / Soldier / Cop / Biker / Construction worker / Cowboy / YMCA / In the navy / Go West / Can’t stop the music

Round 2: Top 10 2016/17 Premier League Teams

Chelsea / Tottenham Hotspur / Manchester City / Liverpool / Arsenal / Manchester United / Everton / Southampton / Bournemouth / West Brom

Round 3: The 10 EU countries whose names start with two vowels or two consonants

Austria / Sweden / Czech Republic / Greece / Slovenia / Cyprus / Spain / Croatia / France / Slovakia

Round 4: The 10 most recent animals in Chinese Lunar Calendar [Including the year that started on 28 January 2017]

Rooster / Monkey / Goat (Sheep) / Horse / Snake / Dragon / Rabbit (Cat) / Tiger / Ox / Rat

Round 5: The top 10 pies in the UK [According to a 2016 survey by OnePoll to find the nation’s favourite pie; the list includes sweet and savoury fillings, and the pies do not necessarily include pastry]

Apple Pie / Shepherd’s Pie / Steak and Ale Pie / Cottage Pie / Steak and Kidney Pie / Lemon Meringue Pie / Chicken and Mushroom Pie / Pork Pie / Mince Pie / Meat and Potato

Final Round: The Top 10 museums and galleries in London by visitor numbers [In the financial year 2015/16, according to a report by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport; the report only covers museums and galleries that the department sponsors]

All 5 playing for 19.5k

British Museum / National Gallery / Natural History Museum / Tate Modern / Victoria and Albert Museum / Science Museum / National Portrait Gallery / White Tower at the Tower of London / National Maritime Museum / Tate Britain

Mind the Doors get 7/10. Missing answers: National Gallery / White Tower at the Tower of London / National Maritime Museum /

TENABLE: 10-Nov-2017 [Might be S2ep10, not due to be repeated July-2019], Tinder occupations, Brit 2017 singles artists, 10 most common letters, EU flags with yellow or green stripe, SCD dances, Ron Weasley’s family

Mind your language, foreign language students

Round 1: Tinder, 10 occupations most likely to make people swipe right

Pilot / Entrepreneur / Firefighter / Doctor / TV or radio personality / Teacher / engineer / model / paramedic / lawyer

Round 2: BRIT 10 nominated singles artists 2017

Alan Walker / Calum Scott / Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna / Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Anne Marie / Coldplay / James Arthur / Jonas Blue featuring Dakota / Little Mix / Tinie Tempah ft Zara Larsson / Zayn

Round 3: most common letters in English words

E A R I O T N S L C

Round 4: EU countries with green or yellow stripe

Belgium / Bulgaria / Germany / Hungary / Ireland / Italy / Lithuania / Portugal / Romania / Spain

Round 5: Top 10 dances from “Strictly Come Dancing”

Cha Cha Cha / Tango / Waltz / Quickstep / Foxtrot / Jive / Paso Doble / Rumba / Samba / Salsa

Final Round: the 10 members of Ron Weasley’s family in Harry Potter

Arthur / Molly / Bill / Charlie / Percy / Fred / George / Ginny / ROSE / Hugo

And they win 20k by getting Rose last

TENABLE: 13 November 2017 [S2Ep11, repeated Fri 19-Jul-2019], Cluedo rooms, Bowie downloads, Central London bridges, Decathlon events, most visited websites in UK, first 10 to compete in Eurovision

Team Name: Getting away with IT

Round 1: The rooms in the board game Cluedo

Kitchen / Ballroom / Conservatory / Billiard Room / Library / Study / Hall / Lounge / Dining Room / Cellar

Round 2: the 10 most downloaded David Bowie songs [The biggest-selling Bowie downloads after his death in January 2016]

Life on Mars / Under Pressure / Heroes / Let’s Dance / Space Oddity / Starman / Changes / Ashes to Ashes / Where are we now? / Rebel Rebel

Round 3: the 10 central London bridges east of Chelsea Bridge

Vauxhall Bridge / Lambeth Bridge / Westminster Bridge / Golden Jubilee Bridges / Waterloo Bridge / Blackfriars Bridge / Millennium Bridge / Southwark Bridge / London Bridge / Tower Bridge

Round 4: The 10 events in the Decathlon

100 Metres / Long Jump / Shot Put / High Jump / 400 Metres / 110 Metre Hurdles / Discus / Pole Vault / Javelin / 1500 Metres

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): the 10 most visited websites in the UK

Google / YouTube / Facebook / BBC / Reddit / Amazon / Wikipedia / eBay / Twitter / Lad bible

Final round: The first 10 countries to compete in Eurovision [The countries that took part in the second competition; only 7 teams had competed in the first contest]

Just captain on her own in the final, playing for 500 pounds. None of her team-mates made it to the final, and nobody added any money to the prize fund. Warwick Davies says, “You know, I’m a nice guy, and I don’t want to see Getting Away with IT going home with nothing. So I’m going to add 500 pounds to your prize fund. So you will go into the final round with something to play for.”

Belgium / Luxembourg / United Kingdom / Italy / Austria / Netherlands / Germany / France / Denmark / Switzerland

The captain gets 2/10 (United Kingdom and Germany), so Getting Away with IT leave with nothing.

 

 

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