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“Tenable” questions, Thursday 25 March 2021 [Series 5 Episode 24]

A new series of ITV quiz show “Tenable” began last month. Here are the questions and answers for Thursday 25 March, Series 5 Episode 24 (S5Ep24).

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 23 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)

 Monday 8 March 2021 (S5Ep16)
Tuesday 9 March 2021 (S5Ep17)
Wednesday 10 March 2021 (S5Ep18)
Thursday 11 March 2021 (S5Ep19)
Friday 12 March 2021 (S5Ep20)

Monday 22 March 2021 (S5Ep21)
Tuesday 23 March 2021 (S5Ep22)
Wednesday 24 March 2021 (S5Ep23)

The Questions

Thursday 25 March 2021

[S5Ep24] Team name: The Bright Sparks

Round 1: The 10 UK cities with names containing ‘K’ or ‘V’

Round 2: 10 American TV series by their theme music [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show the titles of 10 pieces of music used as a theme tune for a US television series; we are looking for the title of the series which used the corresponding music; the tracks can have been used over either the opening titles or closing credits.”]

The clues: Way Down in the Hole / Woke Up This Morning / Thank You for Being a Friend / The Unknown Stuntman / Gold Ol’ Boys / The Ballad of Jed Clampett / I’ll Be There for You / Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs / Where Everybody Knows Your Name / I’m Always There

Round 3: The first 10 Dickens novels alphabetically [According to the list on the DickensFellowship.org website as of November 2020; this “Tenable” list does not include short stories or novellas, so “A Christmas Carol” is not an acceptable answer.]

Round 4: The last 10 Best Picture-nominated films with a place name in the title [“Place name” means a specific place in English according to PremiumOxfordDictionary.com; film titles are as listed on the Oscars database; general terms such as “star”, “water” or “room” don’t count, nor do nicknames, abbreviations or adjectives, so “Roma”, “Bridge of Spies”, “Hacksaw Ridge”, “Fury Road”, “La La Land”, “American Hustle” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” are not acceptable answers; nor is “Hell or High Water”; as of 15 November 2020.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): 10 people whose last name is Cook [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show 10 descriptions of famous people all of whom have Cook as their last name; we are looking for the commonly used first names of these 10 people.”]

The clues: Started self-named travel firm, 1841 / Co-host first ‘Crimewatch UK’ (1984) / Fronted TV’s ‘The Cook Report’ / Foreign Secretary from 1997 / Comedy partner of Dudley Moore / Sex Pistols drummer / Fatboy Slim / Commanded HMS Endeavour (1768-71) / British painter of humorous scenes, born 1926 / England Test cricketer, 161 caps from 2006

Final Round: 80s Pop Lyrics: The first 10 words of five or more letters in ‘Baggy Trousers’ by Madness [The band’s 1980 UK Top 10 single.]

How the team fared

Thursday 25 March 2021, S5Ep24, The Bright Sparks

All 5 members of The Bright Sparks made it to the final, playing for 16k, and named 1 of the first 10 words of five or more letters in ‘Baggy Trousers’ by Madness, a really tough Lyrics question. The remaining answers: Nasty, Schools, Headmaster’s, Breaking, Rules, Having, Playing, Fools, Smashing..,

Questions and Answers

Thursday 25 March 2021

[S5Ep24] Team name: The Bright Sparks

Round 1: The 10 UK cities with names containing ‘K’ or ‘V’

Brighton and Hove / Coventry / Inverness / Kingston upon Hull / Liverpool / St David’s / Stoke-on-Trent / Wakefield / Wolverhampton / York

Round 2: 10 American TV series by their theme music [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show the titles of 10 pieces of music used as a theme tune for a US television series; we are looking for the title of the series which used the corresponding music; the tracks can have been used over either the opening titles or closing credits.”]

The clues: Way Down in the Hole / Woke Up This Morning / Thank You for Being a Friend / The Unknown Stuntman / Gold Ol’ Boys / The Ballad of Jed Clampett / I’ll Be There for You / Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs / Where Everybody Knows Your Name / I’m Always There

The TV series: The Wire / The Sopranos / The Golden Girls / The Fall Guy / The Dukes of Hazzard / The Beverley Hillbillies / Friends / Frasier / Cheers / Baywatch

Round 3: The first 10 Dickens novels alphabetically [According to the list on the DickensFellowship.org website as of November 2020; this “Tenable” list does not include short stories or novellas, so “A Christmas Carol” is not an acceptable answer.]

A Tale of Two Cities / Barnaby Rudge / Bleak House / David Copperfield / Dombey and Son / Great Expectations / Hard Times / Little Dorritt / Martin Chuzzlewit / Nicholas Nickleby

Round 4: The last 10 Best Picture-nominated films with a place name in the title [“Place name” means a specific place in English according to PremiumOxfordDictionary.com; film titles are as listed on the Oscars database; general terms such as “star”, “water” or “room” don’t count, nor do nicknames, abbreviations or adjectives, so “Roma”, “Bridge of Spies”, “Hacksaw Ridge”, “Fury Road”, “La La Land”, “American Hustle” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” are not acceptable answers; nor is “Hell or High Water”; as of 15 November 2020.]

The Wolf of Wall Street / Nebraska / Dallas Buyers Club / The Grand Budapest Hotel / Selma / Brooklyn / Manchester by the Sea / Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri / Dunkirk / Once Upon a Time … In Hollywood

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): 10 people whose last name is Cook [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show 10 descriptions of famous people all of whom have Cook as their last name; we are looking for the commonly used first names of these 10 people.”]

The clues: Started self-named travel firm, 1841 / Co-host first ‘Crimewatch UK’ (1984) / Fronted TV’s ‘The Cook Report’ / Foreign Secretary from 1997 / Comedy partner of Dudley Moore / Sex Pistols drummer / Fatboy Slim / Commanded HMS Endeavour (1768-71) / British painter of humorous scenes, born 1926 / England Test cricketer, 161 caps from 2006

The first names: Thomas / Sue / Roger / Robin / Peter / Paul / Norman / James / Beryl / Alastair

Final Round: 80s Pop Lyrics: The first 10 words of five or more letters in ‘Baggy Trousers’ by Madness [The band’s 1980 UK Top 10 single.]

Naughty / Nasty / Schools / Headmaster’s / Breaking / Rules / Having / Playing / Fools / Smashing

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