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“Tenable” questions, week ending 14 February 2020 (Series 4, Episodes 56-60)

Here are the questions and answers for the current series of ITV quiz show “Tenable”, episodes broadcast between Monday 10 and Friday 14 February 2020, Series 4 Episodes 56-60 (S4Ep56, S4Ep57 and so on).

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

The Questions

Monday 10 February 2020 [S4ep56, repeated on Saturday 16 May 2020]

[s4ep56] Struck by Whitening

Round 1: Top 10 ‘Friends’ actors [The 10 actors with the most appearances in the US sitcom, according to IMDb as of April 2019.]

Round 2: The 10 London Underground stations with ‘City’, ‘Town’ or ‘Square’ in their name [This relates to stations on the Underground network, so no DLR, Overground or Mainline stations unless they are also served by the Underground; as of March 2019.]

Round 3: The 10 foods the Very Hungry Caterpillar ate on Saturday [As listed in the Eric Carle book.]

Round 4: The last 10 Top 10 Calvin Harris collaborators [The 10 named perfomers to be credited alongside Calvin Harris on Top 10 singles most recently; these are singles where Calvin Harris is listed as a main performer with at least one other artist; where more than one artist is named on a release each of them is an acceptable answer; to be clear, this does not relate to remixes or other versions, just the original singles as released by Calvin Harris; according to the Official Chart Company as of 27 May 2019.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): Top 10 German Bundesliga football teams at the end of the 2018/19 season [The teams that finished in the Top 10 of the league; the usual English names for the teams, or their German names, are both acceptable as answers.]

Final Round: Periodic Table: The last 10 chemical elements alphabetically that do not end with the letter ‘M’ [As of June 2019.]

Tuesday 11 February 2020 [S4ep57, repeated on Saturday 23 May 2020]

[s4ep57] Disco Dave & his Disco Balls

Round 1: The 10 largest countries beginning with ‘S’ [The 10 largest countries by area beginning with ‘S’; according to the CIA World Factbook Online as of March 2019.]

Round 2: Top 10 flowers in UK addresses [Top 10 flowers mentioned in UK addresses according to information in a press release from May 2018 from the Royal Mail’s Address Management Unit database.]

Round 3: Top 10 women on ‘8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’ [The 10 women to appear on most episodes of the Channel 4 panel show; according to IMDb as of April 2019.]

Round 4: Round 2: The first 10 six-letter words ending in the letters ‘GLE’ [According to Chambers 21st Century Dictionary on Chambers.co.uk; the acceptable answers all have their own entry and are in blue on the website; does not include hyphenated words, words with apostrophes or any word that the dictionary spells with an initial capital letter.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 solo acts with more than one track on ‘Now That’s What I Call Country’ [From the box set released on 24 November 2017; does not include any performances by duets or groups, or any solo artists if they are part of a duet or listed with a backing group.]

Final Round: Classic Animation: The first 10 animated Disney feature films released from 1950 [All these films were released between 1950 and 1973; as listed on the DisneyAnimation.com website as of March 2019.]

Wednesday 12 February 2020 [S4ep58, repeated late at night on Wednesday 27 May 2020]

[s4ep58] The Oldest Swingers In Town

Round 1: The 10 ‘Carry On …’ films with jobs in the title [These film titles include the name of a job title, job description or military rank; one of the job roles is in the form of a verb, and one is an informal term for a particular job; does not include “Carry On Jack” as the full term referring to sailor is Jack Tar.]

Round 2: The 10 EFL Championship and League One teams in 2018/29 whose names begin with the letter ‘B’ [This is about the second and third highest tiers in the men’s professional leagues in the English football league system.]

Round 3: The 10 birds featured on the Royal Mail ‘Birds of Prey’ 2019 stamps [A special set of stamps issued by the Royal Mail in April 2019.]

Round 4: Top 10 ‘Game of Thrones’ characters [The 10 characters that have appeared in the most episodes of the drama series; covers all 8 series and only covers the characters as played by the main actors, not by stand-ins; according to IMDb as of May 2019.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 youngest UK prime ministers of the 20th and 21st centuries [This is about their age when they first took office as prime minister; as of 24 June 2019.]

Final Round: US Geography: The 10 most westerly US states [As measured from the most westerly point of each state.]

Thursday 13 February 2020 [s4ep59, repeated on Sunday 24 May 2020]

[s4ep59] Showaddywaddilove

Round 1: The last 10 properties alphabetically on a Monopoly board [This relates to the classic London Monopoly board, and only concerns the different coloured sets of properties; this means that stations and utilities are not included on this list.]

Round 2: The first 10 Eggheads and Chasers [The first five people to appear as an Egghead on the TV quiz show “Eggheads” and the five people who, as of April 2019, have appeared as a regular Chaser on the TV quiz show “The Chase”; for the latter, the acceptable answers are their real names, not the nicknames by which they are known on the show; where someone is known by their initials rather than their first name, the initials will be an acceptable answer.]

Round 3: The last 10 presidential surnames with six or fewer letters [Up to and including the president as of March 2019; this list contains 10 different surnames: any surname shared by two presidents appears only once.]

Round 4: The 10 most populous capital cities in the EU [Based on 2018 estimates from the CIA World Factbook, as of April 2019.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 Arnold Schwarzenegger films of the 1990s [The 10 full-length feature films first released in the 1990s for which Arnold Schwarzenegger has an acting credit; does not include films where he plays a version of himself, so “Dave” and “Beretta’s Island” are not in this list.]

Final Round: International Football: The first 10 teams alphabetically in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League 2018/19 [From an alphabetical list of the teams that made it to the Round of 16.]

Friday 14 February 2020 [s4ep60, repeated late at night on Thursday 28 May 2020]

[s4ep60] The Portland Pirates

Round 1: The last 10 cities to host the Eurovision Song Contest [Up to and including the event held in 2019.]

Round 2: The 10 Charles Dickens novels that contain the letter ‘O’ in their title [This is about the 14 major published novels by Charles Dickens that were completed in his lifetime; the titles are as they appear on the “Dickens as a Fiction Writer” page of the Dickens Fellowship website as of May 2019; the Christmas books, including “A Christmas Carol” are not included in this list.]

Round 3: The 10 2018/19 EFL teams to have a unique last word in their name [These teams all played in the three divisions of the English Football League in the 2018/19 season; the initials FC or AFC are not counted as part of the team name, nor are words like “Association”, “Football” and “Club”.]

Round 4: The 10 US and USSR Cold War leaders that come last in an alphabetical list [The last 10 surnames alphabetically of the leaders of the USA and USSR during the Cold War, defined here as from the end of 1945 to 1990 inclusive; the names are as given in the Encyclopaedia Britannica in lists of Soviet leaders and presidents of the United States.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 elements with the letter ‘P’ in their chemical symbol [As of May 2019.]

Final Round: Royal Names: Top 10 royals whose names start with the letters ‘A-E’ [This list is about the monarch and those who are in direct line to the throne; includes the current monarch; as of 15 May 2019]

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 10 February 2020, Struck by Whitening

4 members of Struck by Whitening made it to the final round playing for 7.5k and named 9 of the last 10 chemical elements alphabetically that do not end with the letter ‘M’. [The missing answer: Tennessine.]

Tuesday 11 February 2020, Disco Dave & his Disco Balls

3 members of Disco Dave & his Disco Balls made it to the final round playing for 2k and named 6 of the first 10 animated Disney feature films released from 1950. [The missing answers: Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, The Sword in the Stone.]

Wednesday 12 February 2020, The Oldest Swingers In Town

All 5 of The Oldest Swingers In Town made it to the final and won 12.5k by naming the 10 most westerly US states.

Thursday 13 February 2020, Showaddywaddilove

All 5 of Showaddywaddilove made it to the final round playing for 13k and named 8 of the first 10 teams alphabetically in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League 2018/19. [The remaining answers: Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund.]

Friday 14 February 2020, The Portland Pirates

All 5 members of The Portland Pirates made it to the final round and won 17k by naming the top 10 royals whose names start with the letters ‘A-E’.

Questions and Answers

Monday 10 February 2020 [S4ep56, repeated on Saturday 16 May 2020]

[s4ep56] Struck by Whitening

Round 1: Top 10 ‘Friends’ actors [The 10 actors with the most appearances in the US sitcom, according to IMDb as of April 2019.]

Jennifer Aniston / Courteney Cox / Lisa Kudrow / Matt LeBlanc / Matthew Perry / David Schwimmer / James Michael Tyler / Elliott Gould / Christina Pickles / Maggie Wheeler /

Round 2: The 10 London Underground stations with ‘City’, ‘Town’ or ‘Square’ in their name [This relates to stations on the Underground network, so no DLR, Overground or Mainline stations unless they are also served by the Underground; as of March 2019.]

Acton Town / Camden Town / Canning Town / Euston Square / Kentish Town / Leicester Square / Russell Square / Sloane Square / Sudbury Town / White City

Round 3: The 10 foods the Very Hungry Caterpillar ate on Saturday [As listed in the Eric Carle book.]

Chocolate Cake / Ice-cream cone / Pickle / Swiss cheese / Salami / Lollipop / Cherry pie / Sausage / Cupcake / Watermelon

Round 4: The last 10 Top 10 Calvin Harris collaborators [The 10 named perfomers to be credited alongside Calvin Harris on Top 10 singles most recently; these are singles where Calvin Harris is listed as a main performer with at least one other artist; where more than one artist is named on a release each of them is an acceptable answer; to be clear, this does not relate to remixes or other versions, just the original singles as released by Calvin Harris; according to the Official Chart Company as of 27 May 2019.]

Rag ‘n’ Bone Man / Sam Smith / Dua Lipa / Pharrell Williams / Katy Perry / Big Sean / Frank Ocean / Migos / Rihanna / Disciples

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): Top 10 German Bundesliga football teams at the end of the 2018/19 season [The teams that finished in the Top 10 of the league; the usual English names for the teams, or their German names, are both acceptable as answers.]

Bayern Munich / Borussia Dortmund / RB Leipzig / Bayer Leverkusen / Borussia Monchengladbach / Wolfsburg / Eintracht Frankfurt / Werder Bremen / Hoffenheim / Fortuna Dusseldorf

Final Round: Periodic Table: The last 10 chemical elements alphabetically that do not end with the letter ‘M’ [As of June 2019.]

Zinc / Xenon / Tungsten / Tennessine / Tin / Sulfur / Silver / Silicon / Radon / Phosphorus

Tuesday 11 February 2020 [S4ep57, repeated on Saturday 23 May 2020]

[s4ep57] Disco Dave & his Disco Balls

Round 1: The 10 largest countries beginning with ‘S’ [The 10 largest countries by area beginning with ‘S’; according to the CIA World Factbook Online as of March 2019.]

Saudi Arabia / Sudan / South Africa / South Sudan / Somalia / Spain / Sweden / Senegal / Syria / Suriname

Round 2: Top 10 flowers in UK addresses [Top 10 flowers mentioned in UK addresses according to information in a press release from May 2018 from the Royal Mail’s Address Management Unit database.]

Rose / Primrose / Heather / Jasmine / Lilac / Lavender / Magnolia / Honeysuckle / Daisy / Mayflower

Round 3: Top 10 women on ‘8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’ [The 10 women to appear on most episodes of the Channel 4 panel show; according to IMDb as of April 2019.]

Susie Dent / Rachel Riley / Roisin Conaty / Sara Pascoe / Katherine Ryan / Sarah Millican / Claudia Winkleman / Kathy Burke / Victoria Coren Mitchell / Holly Walsh

Round 4: Round 2: The first 10 six-letter words ending in the letters ‘GLE’ [According to Chambers 21st Century Dictionary on Chambers.co.uk; the acceptable answers all have their own entry and are in blue on the website; does not include hyphenated words, words with apostrophes or any word that the dictionary spells with an initial capital letter.]

Bangle / Beagle / Boggle / Bungle / Burgle / Dangle / Dingle / Gaggle / Gargle / Giggle

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 solo acts with more than one track on ‘Now That’s What I Call Country’ [From the box set released on 24 November 2017; does not include any performances by duets or groups, or any solo artists if they are part of a duet or listed with a backing group.]

Dolly Parton / Shania Twain / Carrie Underwood / Glan Campbell / Kenny Rogers / Johnny Cash / John Denver / Willie Nelson / Elvis Presley / Jim Reeves

Final Round: Classic Animation: The first 10 animated Disney feature films released from 1950 [All these films were released between 1950 and 1973; as listed on the DisneyAnimation.com website as of March 2019.]

Cinderella / Alice in Wonderland / Peter Pan / Lady and the Tramp / Sleeping Beauty / One Hundred and One Dalmations / The Sword in the Stone / The Jungle Book / The Aristocats / Robin Hood

Wednesday 12 February 2020 [S4ep58, repeated late at night on Wednesday 27 May 2020]

[s4ep58] The Oldest Swingers In Town

Round 1: The 10 ‘Carry On …’ films with jobs in the title [These film titles include the name of a job title, job description or military rank; one of the job roles is in the form of a verb, and one is an informal term for a particular job; does not include “Carry On Jack” as the full term referring to sailor is Jack Tar.]

Carry On Sergeant / Carry On Nurse / Carry On Teacher / Carry On Constable / Carry On Cabby / Carry On Spying / Carry On Cowboy / Carry On Doctor / Carry On Again Doctor / Carry On Matron

Round 2: The 10 EFL Championship and League One teams in 2018/29 whose names begin with the letter ‘B’ [This is about the second and third highest tiers in the men’s professional leagues in the English football league system.]

Barnsley / Birmingham City / Blackburn Rovers / Blackpool / Bolton Wanderers / Bradford City / Brentford / Bristol City / Bristol Rovers / Burton Albion

Round 3: The 10 birds featured on the Royal Mail ‘Birds of Prey’ 2019 stamps [A special set of stamps issued by the Royal Mail in April 2019.]

Buzzard / Golden eagle / Goshawk / Hobby / Kestrel / Merlin / Peregrine falcon / Red kite / Sparrowhawk / White-tailed eagle

Round 4: Top 10 ‘Game of Thrones’ characters [The 10 characters that have appeared in the most episodes of the drama series; covers all 8 series and only covers the characters as played by the main actors, not by stand-ins; according to IMDb as of May 2019.]

Tyrion Lannister / Cersei Lannister / Daenerys Targaryan / Jon Snow / Sansa Stark / Arya Stark / Jaime Lannister / Jorah Mormont / Samwell Tarly / Theon Greyjoy

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 youngest UK prime ministers of the 20th and 21st centuries [This is about their age when they first took office as prime minister; as of 24 June 2019.]

David Cameron / Tony Blair / John Major / Harold Wilson / Margaret Thatcher / David Lloyd George / Edward Heath / Arthur Balfour / Herbert Henry Asquith / Stanley Baldwin

Final Round: US Geography: The 10 most westerly US states [As measured from the most westerly point of each state.]

Alaska / Arizona / California / Hawaii / Idaho / Montana / Nevada / Oregon / Utah / Washington

Thursday 13 February 2020 [s4ep59, repeated on Sunday 24 May 2020]

[s4ep59] Showaddywaddilove

Round 1: The last 10 properties alphabetically on a Monopoly board [This relates to the classic London Monopoly board, and only concerns the different coloured sets of properties; this means that stations and utilities are not included in this list.]

Park Lane / Pentonville Road / Piccadilly / Regent Street / Strand / The Angel Islington / Trafalgar Square / Vine Street / Whitechapel Road / Whitehall

Round 2: The first 10 Eggheads and Chasers [The first five people to appear as an Egghead on the TV quiz show “Eggheads” and the five people who, as of April 2019, have appeared as a regular Chaser on the TV quiz show “The Chase”; for the latter, the acceptable answers are their real names, not the nicknames by which they are known on the show; where someone is known by their initials rather than their first name, the initials will be an acceptable answer.]

Kevin Ashman / Daphne Fowler / Chris Hughes / Judith Keppel / CJ de Mooi / Mark Labbett / Shaun Wallace / Anne Hegerty / Paul Sinha / Jenny Ryan

Round 3: The last 10 presidential surnames with six or fewer letters [Up to and including the president as of March 2019; this list contains 10 different surnames: any surname shared by two presidents appears only once.]

Trump / Obama / Bush / Reagan / Carter / Ford / Nixon / Truman / Hoover / Wilson

Round 4: The 10 most populous capital cities in the EU [Based on 2018 estimates from the CIA World Factbook, as of April 2019.]

Paris / London / Madrid /Rome / Berlin / Athens / Lisbon / Brussels / Vienna / Bucharest

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 Arnold Schwarzenegger films of the 1990s [The 10 full-length feature films first released in the 1990s for which Arnold Schwarzenegger has an acting credit; does not include films where he plays a version of himself, so “Dave” and “Beretta’s Island” are not in this list.]

Total Recall / Kindergarten Cop / Terminator 2: Judgment Day / Last Action Hero / True Lies / Junior / Eraser / Jingle All The Way / Batman & Robin / End of Days

Final Round: International Football: The first 10 teams alphabetically in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League 2018/19 [From an alphabetical list of the teams that made it to the Round of 16.]

Ajax / Atletico Madrid / Barcelona / Bayern Munich / Borussia Dortmund / Juventus / Liverpool / Manchester City / Manchester United / Olympique Lyonnais

Friday 14 February 2020 [s4ep60, repeated late at night on Thursday 28 May 2020]

[s4ep60] The Portland Pirates

Round 1: The last 10 cities to host the Eurovision Song Contest [Up to and including the event held in 2019.]

Tel Aviv / Lisbon / Kiev / Stockholm / Vienna / Copenhagen / Malmo / Baku / Dusseldorf / Oslo

Round 2: The 10 Charles Dickens novels that contain the letter ‘O’ in their title [This is about the 14 major published novels by Charles Dickens that were completed in his lifetime; the titles are as they appear on the “Dickens as a Fiction Writer” page of the Dickens Fellowship website as of May 2019; the Christmas books, including “A Christmas Carol” are not included in this list.]

A Tale of Two Cities / Bleak House / David Copperfield / Dombey and Son / Great Expectations / Little Dorritt / Nicholas Nickleby / Oliver Twist / Our Mutual Friend / The Old Curiosity Shop

Round 3: The 10 2018/19 EFL teams to have a unique last word in their name [These teams all played in the three divisions of the English Football League in the 2018/19 season; the initials FC or AFC are not counted as part of the team name, nor are words like “Association”, “Football” and “Club”.]

Accrington Stanley / Aston Villa / Crewe Alexandra / Milton Keynes Dons / Nottingham Forest / Plymouth Argyle / Port Vale / Preston North End / Queens Park Rangers / Sheffield Wednesday

Round 4: The 10 US and USSR Cold War leaders that come last in an alphabetical list [The last 10 surnames alphabetically of the leaders of the USA and USSR during the Cold War, defined here as from the end of 1945 to 1990 inclusive; the names are as given in the Encyclopaedia Britannica in lists of Soviet leaders and presidents of the United States.]

Gerald Ford / Mikhail Gorbachev / Lyndon B Johnson / John F Kennedy / Nikita Khrushchev / Georgy Malenkov / Richard Nixon / Ronald Reagan / Joseph Stalin / Harry S Truman

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 elements with the letter ‘P’ in their chemical symbol [As of May 2019.]

Lead / Neptunium / Palladium / Platinum / Phosphorus / Plutonium / Polonium / Praseodymium / Promethium / Protactinium

Final Round: Royal Names: Top 10 royals whose names start with the letters ‘A-E’ [This list is about the monarch and those who are in direct line to the throne; includes the current monarch; as of 15 May 2019]

Elizabeth / Charles / Charlotte / Archie / Andrew / Beatrice / Eugenie / Edward / Anne / David

 

 

 

12 thoughts on ““Tenable” questions, week ending 14 February 2020 (Series 4, Episodes 56-60)

  1. Was there a stewards enquiry about potassium having a “P” in its chemical symbol. As evry skool boy no…the symbol for Potassium is K

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  2. most populous cities in eu? both prague and warsaw have bigger populations than brussels . this list is nonsense.

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      1. Cities and populations (in millions) according to CIA World Factbook (link at end of comment)
        Paris 11.017 / London 9.304 / Madrid 6.618 / Rome 4.257 / Berlin 3.562 / Athens 3.153 / Lisbon 2.957 / Brussels 2.081 / Vienna 1.903 / Bucharest 1.803
        Bucharest 1.83m according to Wikipedia

        Warsaw 1.708m according to Wikipedia, 1.783 according to CIA World Factbook
        Prague: 1.3m according to Wikipedia, 1.306m according to CIA
        https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/350.html

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  3. The naming of, the first ten color’s of joseph dreamcoat the contestant answered Blue which is wrong as it is the last color sung.

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    1. According to the following page (on Genius Lyrics) the narrator sings “It was red and yellow and green and brown and blue” first.
      https://genius.com/Andrew-lloyd-webber-josephs-coat-lyrics
      Then, in the finale, the narrator and the rest of the cast sing “t was red and yellow and green and brown / And scarlet and black and ochre and peach / And ruby and olive and violet and fawn / And lilac and gold and chocolate and mauve / And cream and crimson and silver and rose / And azure and lemon and russet and grey / And purple and white and pink and orange and blue”.

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