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“Tenable” questions, Mon 8 March 2021 [Series 5 Episode 16]

A new series of ITV quiz show “Tenable” began last month. Here are the questions and answers for Monday 8 MarchSeries 5 Episode 6 (S5Ep16).  

For previous series I have included at least a week’s worth of questions and answers in each post, as in this piece from last year. For this series I plan to post one piece for each episode containing the following: the questions, how the team fared and the answers.

Here are links to the 15 previous episodes in the current series 

Monday 15 February 2021 (S5Ep1)
Tuesday 16 February 2021 (S5Ep2)
Wednesday 17 February 2021 (S5Ep3)
Thursday 18 February 2021 (S5Ep4)
Friday 19 February 2021 (S5Ep5)

Monday 22 February 2021 (S5Ep6)
Tuesday 23 February 2021 (S5Ep7)
Wednesday 24 February 2021 (S5Ep8)
Thursday 25 February 2021 (S5Ep9)
Friday 26 February 2021 (S5Ep10)

Monday 1 March 2021 (S5Ep11)
Tuesday 2 March 2021 (S5Ep12)
Wednesday 3 March 2021 (S5Ep13)
Thursday 4 March 2021 (S5Ep14)
Friday 5 March 2021 (S5Ep15)

The Questions

Monday 8 March 2021 [Series 5 Episode 16]

[S5Ep16] Team name: Born Ruislippy

Round 1: 10 acts by songs with relatives in the title [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show 10 singles that reached number 20 or higher in the UK chart that include a relative in the title, along with the year that the song was released; we are looking for the 10 corresponding acts or artists who released each of these hit singles.”]

The singles: Does Your Mother Know (1979) / Hey Brother (2013) / Grandad (1970) / Son of a Preacher Man (1968) / Father Figure (1988) / Annie, I’m Not Your Daddy (1982) / Papa Don’t Preach (1986) / Mama Do (2009) / He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother (1969) / My Perfect Cousin (1980)

Round 2: The 10 largest Scottish islands [The largest by area; two of the islands are known as mainland of the island group to which they belong, so the island group is also needed for these answers.]

Round 3: Top 10 hotel staff and actors in ‘Fawlty Towers’ [The names of the Top 5 characters who work at the hotel in the TV sitcom ‘Fawlty Towers’, and the actors who played them, according to the billing order on IMDb. ]

Round 4: Top 10 post-World War II England wicketkeepers by cricket Test match dismissals [Only includes dismissals when playing as wicketkeeper; according to espncricinfo.com as of 5 November 2020.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): 10 monarchs by their spouses [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show the names of 10 people who have married a king or queen of England or Britain; we’re looking for the regnal names and regnal numbers of the king or queen to whom they were married.”]

The clues: Matilda of Flanders / Eleanor of Aquitaine / Catherine of Aragon / Philip II of Spain / Catherine of Braganza / Caroline of Brunswick / Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha / Alexandra of Denmark / Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon / Philip, Prince of Greece and Denmark

Final Round: Prime Ministers: The last 10 prime ministers in power at the beginning of a decade [the last 10 different people who were UK prime minister at the start of a year ending in zero; if someone became prime minister during a year ending in zero this will not count.]

How the team fared

Monday 8 March 2021, S5Ep16, Born Ruislippy

4 members of Born Ruislippy made it to the final round playing for 6k and named 9 of the last 10 prime ministers in power at the beginning of a decade. Shame, really close to a jackpot win; the 10th answer came down to a tough choice between two but he went for the wrong PM for 1930 (Stanley Baldwin). The remaining answer: Ramsay MacDonald.

Questions and Answers

Monday 8 March 2021 [Series 5 Episode 16]

[S5Ep16] Team name: Born Ruislippy

Round 1: 10 acts by songs with relatives in the title [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show 10 singles that reached number 20 or higher in the UK chart that include a relative in the title, along with the year that the song was released; we are looking for the 10 corresponding acts or artists who released each of these hit singles.”]

The singles: Does Your Mother Know (1979) / Hey Brother (2013) / Grandad (1970) / Son of a Preacher Man (1968) / Father Figure (1988) / Annie, I’m Not Your Daddy (1982) / Papa Don’t Preach (1986) / Mama Do (2009) / He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother (1969) / My Perfect Cousin (1980)

The acts: Abba / Avicii / Clive Dunn / Dusty Springfield / George Michael / Kid Creole & the Coconuts / Madonna / Pixie Lott / The Hollies / The Undertones

Round 2: The 10 largest Scottish islands [The largest by area; two of the islands are known as mainland of the island group to which they belong, so the island group is also needed for these answers.]

Lewis and Harris / Skye / Mainland, Shetland / Mull / Islay / Mainland, Orkney / Arran / Jura / South Uist / North Uist

Round 3: Top 10 hotel staff and actors in ‘Fawlty Towers’ [The names of the Top 5 characters who work at the hotel in the TV sitcom ‘Fawlty Towers’, and the actors who played them, according to the billing order on IMDb. ]

Basil Fawlty / John Cleese / Sybil Fawlty / Prunella Scales / Manuel / Andrew Sachs / Polly Sherman / Connie Booth / Terry / Brian Hall

Round 4: Top 10 post-World War II England wicketkeepers by cricket Test match dismissals [Only includes dismissals when playing as wicketkeeper; according to espncricinfo.com as of 5 November 2020.]

Alan Knott / Matt Prior / Alec Stewart / Godfrey Evans / Jonny Bairstow / Bob Taylor / Jack Russell / Geraint Jones / Jim Parks / Jos Buttler

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): 10 monarchs by their spouses [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show the names of 10 people who have married a king or queen of England or Britain; we’re looking for the regnal names and regnal numbers of the king or queen to whom they were married.”]

The clues: Matilda of Flanders / Eleanor of Aquitaine / Catherine of Aragon / Philip II of Spain / Catherine of Braganza / Caroline of Brunswick / Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha / Alexandra of Denmark / Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon / Philip, Prince of Greece and Denmark

The monarchs: William I / Herny II / Henry VIII / Mary I / Charles II / George IV / Victoria / Edward VII / George VI / Elizabeth II

Final Round: Prime Ministers: The last 10 prime ministers in power at the beginning of a decade [the last 10 different people who were UK prime minister at the start of a year ending in zero; if someone became prime minister during a year ending in zero this will not count.]

Boris Johnson / Gordon Brown / Tony Blair / Margaret Thatcher / Harold Wilson / Harold Macmillan / Clement Attlee / Neville Chamberlain / Ramsay MacDonald / David Lloyd George

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