Trivia

“Tenable” questions, week ending 1 November 2019 (Series 4, Episodes 11-15)

Here are the questions and answers for the current series of ITV quiz show “Tenable”, episodes broadcast between Monday 28 October and Friday 1 November 2019, Series 4 Episodes 11-15 (S4Ep11, S4Ep12 and so on).

The format here is the same as in earlier pieces such as this one from last month: a list of the “Tenable” challenges, a note on how the teams fared, and then the answers.

The Questions

Monday 28 October 2019 [s4ep11, repeated late at night on Friday 3 April 2020]

[s4ep11] The Northern Souls

Round 1: The 10 words in the NATO Phonetic Alphabet that contain two of the same letter [The letters do not have to be next to each other; Juliett, which can be spelt with one or two “T”s, is not in this list.]

Round 2: Top 10 countries for tourists [The 10 countries that scored the highest tourist satisfaction ratings according to the Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards 2018.]

Round 3: The bottom 10 clubs in the 2018/19 Premier League season

Round 4: The 10 words in the acronyms FTSE and NASDAQ

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The last 10 Tom Hanks films [The last 10 films in which Tom Hanks has an acting credit, based on the year of general release in cinemas as given on IMDb.com as of 27 June 2019; this only covers films that were on general release in the UK, so “The Circle” and “Ithaca” are not “Tenable” answers; does not include documentaries or TV movies, or series, or films where he only appears as himself; the list does include voice performances.]

Final Round: Film Musicals: The first 10 rhyming words in the song ‘Summer Nights’ from ‘Grease’ [The words at the end of each pair of lines rhyme with each other; this list contains the 10 words that are in the first five rhyming pairs at the end of each line.]

Tuesday 29 October 2019 [s4ep12, repeated on Sunday 5 April 2020]

[s4ep12] Hit Them for Essex

Round 1: The first 10 mainland coastal ceremonial counties clockwise from Lincolnshire [The 10 mainland ceremonial counties going clockwise from Lincolnshire; the first county in this list borders Lincolnshire, to the south east.]

Round 2: The first 10 Blondie UK Top 10 singles [According to the Official Charts Company as of May 2019.]

Round 3: The 10 ingredients in James Martin’s cottage pie [From the ITV website James Martin’s Saturday Morning, dated 16 December 2017.]

Round 4: The 10 ‘In the Night Garden’ characters [The 10 characters listed on the official website for the children’s TV series “In the Night Garden”, as of April 2019; some of the characters are individuals, while others have collective names.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The first 10 monarchs who succeeded Elizabeth I [Monarchs who ruled once England and Scotland began sharing a monarch in 1603, and the various political entities that followed, eventually becoming the United Kingdom; where monarchs ruled together, each monarch will be a separate answer.]

Final Round: Leonardo DiCaprio: the 10 Leonardo DiCaprio films between 2000 and 2010 [The 10 films in which he has a credited acting role, released in the UK between 2000 and 2010 inclusive, according to IMDb.]

Wednesday 30 October 2019 [s4ep13, repeated on Monday 6 April 2020]

[s4ep13] Hard as Wales

Round 1: The 10 ‘Grow Your Own’ herbs containing the letter ‘G’ or ‘Y’ [As listed on the Royal Horticultural Society website, RHS.org.uk, in the section titled Grown Your Own, in the subsection “Herbs A to Z”, as of 24 June 2019.]

Round 2: The 10 characters in the ‘Bob the Builder’ theme song [The 10 characters, other than Bob the Builder, who are mentioned by name in the theme tune to the original BBC TV series.]

Round 3: The 10 Wales rugby union players who have scored the most points [The 10 players who have scored the most points for the men’s senior Wales rugby union team, as of 25 April 2019, according to the official Welsh Rugby Union website.]

Round 4: The last 10 films nominated for Best Picture with an animal in the title [The last 10 films nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture that contain an animal’s name in their title, up to the Oscar ceremony held in February 2019; in each case the animal is a separate word, not part of a longer word, so “Birdman” and “Slumdog Millionaire” are not acceptable answers; nor are film titles including words used to describe animals in general, such as “Beauty and the Beast”, or names of animals, such as “Babe”.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The last 10 women alphabetically who present shows on Radio 2 [These are women who are the usual main presenters of regular shows on BBC Radio 2; the last 10 names, when listed alphabetically by first name; based on the Radio 2 schedule for the week 20-26 May 2019; this list only includes women who are the main solo host of a regular show on the station.]

Final Round: Abba: The first 10 five-letter words in Abba song titles [Taking Abba’s UK Top 40 singles in chronological order, name the first 10 five-letter words to appear in their titles; according to the Official Charts Company as of July 2019; words that appear in brackets do not count and the word “Angel” is not a valid answer because “Angeleyes” is spelt as a single word by the Official Charts Company.]

Thursday 31 October 2019 [s4ep14, repeated on Tuesday 7 April 2020]

[s4ep14] The Bowl Shebang

Round 1: The last 10 six-letter words that end with the letters ‘ATE’ [According to Chambers 21st Century Dictionary on Chambers.co.uk; the acceptable answers all have their own entry on the website; this list does not include hyphenated words, words with apostrophes or any word that the dictionary spells with an initial capital letter; the word “pupate” is not an acceptable answer; as of 19 June 2019.]

Round 2: The 10 Formula 1 teams of 2019 [The 10 teams that competed in the first race in the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship in Australia; team names as listed on the official Formula 1 teams web page on 18 March 2019.]

Round 3: The last 10 Liberal leaders [The last 10 leaders of the Liberal Democrats or the parties that preceded it; the Liberal Democrats or Lib Dems were also known for a while as the Social and Liberal Democrats after the merger in March 1988 of the SDP and Liberal Party; this list also includes leaders of the Liberal Party that preceded the merger; as of 22 May 2019.]

Round 4: The first 10 words of five or more letters in ‘I’m a Believer’ [The first 10 words of five or more letters in the 1967 UK #1 single by The Monkees; does not include contracted words or the word “believer”.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): Top 10 characters in ‘Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope’ [The first 10 characters in the cast list of the 1977 film, originally known simply as “Star Wars”; as listed on IMDb in March 2019.]

Final Round: English Cities: The last 10 cities in England alphabetically [As of March 2019; does not include Westminster; names that are usually contracted are spelt out in full, so Saint Albans is not on this list.]

Friday 1 November 2019 [S4Ep15, repeated on Wednesday 8 April 2020]

[S4Ep15] Burke Hard Play Hard

Round 1: The 10 vodka cocktails [The 10 cocktails to contain vodka as an ingredient, according to the International Bartenders Association list of offiicial cocktails in the IBA website as of 16 May 2019; this list only includes drinks from the IBA cocktail categories The Unforgettables and Contemporary Classics; these cocktails all have their own entries on the IBA website.]

Round 2: The first 10 Top 10 Ariana Grande singles [Includes collaborations; according to the Official Chart Company as of 29 May 2019.]

Round 3: The first 10 English football stadiums in the top two divisions with ‘Park’ or ‘Road’ in their name [From an alphabetical list of the stadium names, 2018/19 season.]

Round 4: The 10 British bird species which have ‘tit’ or ‘thrush’ in their common name [As given on the RSPB website, these are birds that are resident in at least part of the UK all year round.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The first 10 members of the Addams Family and household [This is by order of appearance in the 1991 film “The Addams Family” and means any living relative of the family, members of staff, sentient beings or household objects that are referred to by name; one of the characters is a sentient part of the property.]

Final Round: Countries: The first 10 one-word countries alphabetically after Georgia that end with the letter ‘A’

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 28 October 2019, The Northern Souls

4 members of The Northern Souls made it to the final playing for 11k and named 9 of the first 10 rhyming words in the song ‘Summer Nights’ from ‘Grease’. [The remaining answer: Drowned.]

Tuesday 29 October 2019, Hit Them for Essex

All 5 of Hit Them For Essex made it to the final playing for 11k and named 3 of the 10 Leonardo DiCaprio films between 2000 and 2010. [The remaining answers: Inception, Shutter Island, Revolutionary Road, Body of Lies, The Departed, Catch Me If You Can, Gangs of New York.]

Wednesday 30 October 2019, Hard as Wales

4 members of Hard as Wales made it to the final round playing for 7.5k and named 4 of the first 10 five-letter words in Abba song titles. [The remaining answers: Money, Night, Gimme, Dream, Heels, Under.]

Thursday 31 October 2019, The Bowl Shebang

All 5 of The Bowl Shebang made it to the final round and won 36k and by naming the last 10 cities in England alphabetically.

Friday 1 November 2019, Burke Hard Play Hard

All 5 of members of Burke Hard Play Hard made it to the final round playing for 3.5k and named 8 of the first 10 one-word countries alphabetically after Georgia that end with the letter ‘A’. [The remaining answers: Jamaica, Kenya.]

Questions and Answers

Monday 28 October 2019 [s4ep11, repeated late at night on Friday 3 April 2020]

[s4ep11] The Northern Souls

Round 1: The 10 words in the NATO Phonetic Alphabet that contain two of the same letter [The letters do not have to be next to each other; Juliett, which can be spelt with one or two “T”s, is not in this list.]

Alfa / Foxtrot / India / November / Papa / Quebec / Romeo / Sierra / Yankee / Zulu

Round 2: Top 10 countries for tourists [The 10 countries that scored the highest tourist satisfaction ratings according to the Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards 2018.]

Italy / Greece / /Thailand / Australia / South Africa /  France / United States / Spain / India / New Zealand

Round 3: The bottom 10 clubs in the 2018/19 Premier League season

Huddersfield / Fulham / Cardiff City / Brighton and Hove Albion / Southampton / Burnley / AFC Bournemouth / Newcastle United / Crystal Palace / Watford

Round 4: The 10 words in the acronyms FTSE and NASDAQ

Association / Automated / Dealers / Exchange / Financial / National / Quotation / Securities / Stock / Times

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The last 10 Tom Hanks films [The last 10 films in which Tom Hanks has an acting credit, based on the year of general release in cinemas as given on IMDb.com as of 27 June 2019; this only covers films that were on general release in the UK, so “The Circle” and “Ithaca” are not “Tenable” answers; does not include documentaries or TV movies, or series, or films where he only appears as himself; the list does include voice performances.]

Toy Story 4 / The Post / Inferno / Sully / A Hologram for the King / Bridge of Spies / Saving Mr Banks /  Captain Phillips / Cloud Atlas / Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Final Round: Film Musicals: The first 10 rhyming words in the song ‘Summer Nights’ from ‘Grease’ [The words at the end of each pair of lines rhyme with each other; this list contains the 10 words that are in the first five rhyming pairs at the end of each line.]

Blast / Fast / Me / Be / Far / Car / Cramp / Damp / Drowned / Around

Tuesday 29 October 2019 [s4ep12, repeated on Sunday 5 April 2020]

[s4ep12] Hit Them for Essex

Round 1: The first 10 mainland coastal ceremonial counties clockwise from Lincolnshire [The 10 mainland ceremonial counties going clockwise from Lincolnshire; the first county in this list borders Lincolnshire, to the south east.]

Norfolk / Suffolk / Essex / Kent / West Sussex / East Sussex / Hampshire / Dorset / Devon / Cornwall

Round 2: The first 10 Blondie UK Top 10 singles [According to the Official Charts Company as of May 2019.]

Denis / (I’m Always Touched by Your) Presence Dear / Hanging on the Telephone / Heart of Glass / Sunday Girl / Dreaming / Atomic / Call Me / The Tide is High / Rapture

Round 3: The 10 ingredients in James Martin’s cottage pie [From the ITV website James Martin’s Saturday Morning, dated 16 December 2017.]

Minced beef / Onion / Garlic / Potatoes / Butter / Double cream / Beef stock / Red wine / Salt / Pepper

Round 4: The 10 ‘In the Night Garden’ characters [The 10 characters listed on the official website for the children’s TV series “In the Night Garden”, as of April 2019; some of the characters are individuals, while others have collective names.]

Igglepiggle / Upsy Daisy / Makka Pakka / The Tombliboos / The Pontipines / The Wottingers / The Haahoos / The Ninky Nonk / The Pinky Ponk / The Tittifers

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The first 10 monarchs who succeeded Elizabeth I [Monarchs who ruled once England and Scotland began sharing a monarch in 1603, and the various political entities that followed, eventually becoming the United Kingdom; where monarchs ruled together, each monarch will be a separate answer.]

James I / Charles I / Charles II / James II / Mary II / William III / Anne / George I / George II / George III

Final Round: Leonardo DiCaprio: the 10 Leonardo DiCaprio films between 2000 and 2010 [The 10 films in which he has a credited acting role, released in the UK between 2000 and 2010 inclusive, according to IMDb.]

Inception / Shutter Island / Revolutionary Road / Body of Lies / Blood Diamond / The Departed / The Aviator / Catch Me If You Can / Gangs of New York / The Beach

Wednesday 30 October 2019 [s4ep13, repeated on Monday 6 April 2020]

[s4ep13] Hard as Wales

Round 1: The 10 ‘Grow Your Own’ herbs containing the letter ‘G’ or ‘Y’ [As listed on the Royal Horticultural Society website, RHS.org.uk, in the section titled Grown Your Own, in the subsection “Herbs A to Z”, as of 24 June 2019.]

Bay / Lemongrass / Lovage / Oregano / Parsley / Rosemary / Sage / Savory / Tarragon / Thyme /

Round 2: The 10 characters in the ‘Bob the Builder’ theme song [The 10 characters, other than Bob the Builder, who are mentioned by name in the theme tune to the original BBC TV series.]

Scoop / Muck / Dizzy / Roley / Lofty / Wendy / Pilchard / Bird / Travis / Spud

Round 3: The 10 Wales rugby union players who have scored the most points [The 10 players who have scored the most points for the men’s senior Wales rugby union team, as of 25 April 2019, according to the official Welsh Rugby Union website.]

Neil Jenkins / Stephen Jones / Leigh Halfpenny / James Hook / Dan Biggar / Paul Thorburn / Shane Williams / Arwel Thomas / Gareth Thomas / George North

Round 4: The last 10 films nominated for Best Picture with an animal in the title [The last 10 films nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture that contain an animal’s name in their title, up to the Oscar ceremony held in February 2019; in each case the animal is a separate word, not part of a longer word, so “Birdman” and “Slumdog Millionaire” are not acceptable answers; nor are film titles including words used to describe animals in general, such as “Beauty and the Beast”, or names of animals, such as “Babe”.]

Black Panther / Lady Bird / Lion / The Wolf of Wall Street / War Horse / Black Swan / Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon / The Silence of the Lambs / Dances with Wolves / Kiss of the Spider Woman

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The last 10 women alphabetically who present shows on Radio 2 [These are women who are the usual main presenters of regular shows on BBC Radio 2; the last 10 names, when listed alphabetically by first name; based on the Radio 2 schedule for the week 20-26 May 2019; this list only includes women who are the main solo host of a regular show on the station.]

Anneka Rice / Cerys Matthews / Clare Teal / Claudia Winkleman / Elaine Paige / Jo Wiley / Liza Tarbuck / Sara Cox / Vanessa Feltz / Zoe Ball

Final Round: Abba: The first 10 five-letter words in Abba song titles [Taking Abba’s UK Top 40 singles in chronological order, name the first 10 five-letter words to appear in their titles; according to the Official Charts Company as of July 2019; words that appear in brackets do not count and the word “Angel” is not a valid answer because “Angeleyes” is spelt as a single word by the Official Charts Company.]

Mamma / Queen / Money / Night / Gimme / Dream / Takes / Super / Heels / Under

Thursday 31 October 2019 [s4ep14, repeated on Tuesday 7 April 2020]

[s4ep14] The Bowl Shebang

Round 1: The last 10 six-letter words that end with the letters ‘ATE’ [According to Chambers 21st Century Dictionary on Chambers.co.uk; the acceptable answers all have their own entry on the website; this list does not include hyphenated words, words with apostrophes or any word that the dictionary spells with an initial capital letter; the word “pupate” is not an acceptable answer; as of 19 June 2019.]

Pirate / Rebate / Relate / Rotate / Savate / Sedate / Senate / Update / Uprate / Vacate

Round 2: The 10 Formula 1 teams of 2019 [The 10 teams that competed in the first race in the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship in Australia; team names as listed on the official Formula 1 teams web page on 18 March 2019.]

Alfa Romeo / Ferrari / Haas / McLaren / Mercedes / Racing Point / Red Bull Racing / Renault / Toro Rosso / Williams

Round 3: The last 10 Liberal leaders [The last 10 leaders of the Liberal Democrats or the parties that preceded it; the Liberal Democrats or Lib Dems were also known for a while as the Social and Liberal Democrats after the merger in March 1988 of the SDP and Liberal Party; this list also includes leaders of the Liberal Party that preceded the merger; as of 22 May 2019.]

Vince Cable / Tim Farron / Nick Clegg / Menzies Campbell / Charles Kennedy / Paddy Ashdown / Bob Maclennan / David Steel  / Jeremy Thorpe / Jo Grimond

Round 4: The first 10 words of five or more letters in ‘I’m a Believer’ [The first 10 words of five or more letters in the 1967 UK #1 single by The Monkees; does not include contracted words or the word “believer”.]

Thought / Fairy / Tales / Meant / Someone / Seemed / Disappointment / Haunted / Dreams / Trace

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): Top 10 characters in ‘Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope’ [The first 10 characters in the cast list of the 1977 film, originally known simply as “Star Wars”; as listed on IMDb in March 2019.]

Luke Skywalker / Han Solo / Princess Leia Organa / Grand Moff Tarkin / Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi / C-3PO / R2-D2 / Chewbacca / Darth Vader / Uncle Owen

Final Round: English Cities: The last 10 cities in England alphabetically [As of March 2019; does not include Westminster; names that are usually contracted are spelt out in full, so Saint Albans is not on this list.]

Southampton / Stoke-on-Trent / Sunderland / Truro / Wakefield / Wells / Winchester / Wolverhampton / Worcester / York

Friday 1 November 2019 [S4Ep15, repeated on Wednesday 8 April 2020]

[S4Ep15] Burke Hard Play Hard

Round 1: The 10 vodka cocktails [The 10 cocktails to contain vodka as an ingredient, according to the International Bartenders Association list of offiicial cocktails in the IBA website as of 16 May 2019; this list only includes drinks from the IBA cocktail categories The Unforgettables and Contemporary Classics; these cocktails all have their own entries on the IBA website.]

Black Russian / Bloody Mary / Cosmopolitan / God Mother / Harvey Wallbanger / Long Island Iced Tea / Moscow Mule / Screwdriver / Sea Breeze / Sex on the Beach

Round 2: The first 10 Top 10 Ariana Grande singles [Includes collaborations; according to the Official Chart Company as of 29 May 2019.]

Problem / Bang Bang / Focus / Side to Side / One Last Time / No Tears Left to Cry / God is a Woman / Breathin’ / Thank U Next / Imagine

Round 3: The first 10 English football stadiums in the top two divisions with ‘Park’ or ‘Road’ in their name [From an alphabetical list of the stadium names, 2018/19 season.]

Carrow Road / Elland Road / Ewood Park / Goodison Park / Griffin Park / Loftus Road / Portman Road / Pride Park / Selhurst Park / St James’ Park

Round 4: The 10 British bird species which have ‘tit’ or ‘thrush’ in their common name [As given on the RSPB website, these are birds that are resident in at least part of the UK all year round.]

Bearded tit / Blue tit / Coal tit / Crested tit / Great tit / Long-tailed tit / Marsh tit / Mistle thrush / Song thrush / Willow tit

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The first 10 members of the Addams Family and household [This is by order of appearance in the 1991 film “The Addams Family” and means any living relative of the family, members of staff, sentient beings or household objects that are referred to by name; one of the characters is a sentient part of the property.]

Cousin Itt / Fester Addams / Gate / Gomes Addams / Granny / Lurch / Morticia Addams / Pugsley Addams / Thing / Wednesday Addams

Final Round: Countries: The first 10 one-word countries alphabetically after Georgia that end with the letter ‘A’

Ghana / Grenada / Guatemala / Guinea / Guyana / India / Indonesia / Jamaica / Kenya / Latvia

 

 

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