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“Tenable” questions, 23 April 2021 [Series 5 Episode 35]

A new series of ITV quiz show “Tenable” began on Monday 15 February. Here are the questions and answers for Friday 23 April, Series 5 Episode 35 (S5Ep35). Sally Lindsay continues to stand in for the show’s usual presenter Warwick Davis. [Repeated on Friday 10 September 2021.]

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 34 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)
Thursday 25 March 2021 (S5Ep24)
Friday 26 March 2021 (S5Ep25)

Monday 12 April 2021 (S5Ep26)
Tuesday 13 April 2021 (S5Ep27)
Wednesday 14 April 2021 (S5Ep28)
Thursday 15 April 2021 (S5Ep29)
Friday 16 April 2021 (S5Ep30)

Monday 19 April 2021 (S5Ep31)
Tuesday 20 April 2021 (S5Ep32)
Wednesday 21 April 2021 (S5Ep33)
Thursday 22 April 2021 (S5Ep34)

The Questions

Friday 23 April 2021 [Repeated on Friday 10 September 2021]

[S5Ep35] Team name: The Merry Burys

Round 1: The last 10 surnames of US Presidents with six or more letters [The last 10 different surnames, up to October 2020.]

Round 2: 10 films nominated for a Best Picture Oscar with ‘of’ in the title [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show 10 pairs of actors who co-starred in a film that has the word ‘of’ in the title and which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture; alongside the names is the year the film was released; we are looking for the 10 titles of the corresponding films.”]

The clues: Ian Charleson, Ben Cross (1981) / Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan (1989) / Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz (2002) / Alec Guinness, Omar Sharif (1962) / Cate Blanchett, Brad Pitt (2008) / Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer (2017) / Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins (1991) / Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer (1965) / Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones (2014) / Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie (2013)

Round 3: The last 10 ‘Mr Men’ characters alphabetically that end with the letter ‘Y’ [Based on the characters created by Roger and Adam Hargreaves as listed on the Characters page of the official website MrMen.com; as of 28 October 2020.]

Round 4: The 10 England players captained by Eoin Morgan for the 2019 Cricket World Cup Final match [The match took place at Lord’s on 14 July 2019.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): 10 TV chefs by their autobiographies [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show the titles of 10 autobiographies or memoirs by TV chefs and cooks, along with the year the book was first published; we are for the names of the 10 corresponding chefs or cooks.”]

The autobiographies: Something’s Burning (1960) / Stirred But Not Shaken (2009) / My Stir-Fried Life (2016) / Finding My Voice (2019) / Climbing the Mango Trees (2005) / Relish: My Life on a Plate (2012) / Driven: Cooking in the Fast Lane (2008) / Humble Pie (2006) / Toast: The Story of a Boy’s Hunger (2003) / Under a Mackerel Sky (2013)

Final Round: Countries: The first 10 countries alphabetically that begin with two consonants [As of October 2020]

How the team fared

Friday 23 April 2021, S5Ep35, The Merry Burys

All 5 members of The Merry Burys made it to the final round playing for 31k and named 9 of the first 10 countries alphabetically that begin with two consonants. The remaining answer: Brunei.

Questions and Answers

Friday 23 April 2021 [Repeated on Friday 10 September 2021]

[S5Ep35] Team name: The Merry Burys

Round 1: The last 10 surnames of US Presidents with six or more letters [The last 10 different surnames, up to October 2020.]

Clinton / Reagan / Carter / Johnson / Kennedy / Eisenhower / Truman / Roosevelt / Hoover / Coolidge

Round 2: 10 films nominated for a Best Picture Oscar with ‘of’ in the title [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show 10 pairs of actors who co-starred in a film that has the word ‘of’ in the title and which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture; alongside the names is the year the film was released; we are looking for the 10 titles of the corresponding films.”]

The clues: Ian Charleson, Ben Cross (1981) / Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan (1989) / Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz (2002) / Alec Guinness, Omar Sharif (1962) / Cate Blanchett, Brad Pitt (2008) / Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer (2017) / Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins (1991) / Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer (1965) / Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones (2014) / Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie (2013)

The films: Chariots of Fire / Field of Dreams) / Gangs of New York / Lawrence of Arabia / The Curious Case of Benjamin Button / The Shape of Water / The Silence of the Lambs / The Sound of Music / The Theory of Everything / The Wolf of Wall Street

Round 3: The last 10 ‘Mr Men’ characters alphabetically that end with the letter ‘Y’ [Based on the characters created by Roger and Adam Hargreaves as listed on the Characters page of the official website MrMen.com; as of 28 October 2020.]

Mr Lazy / Mr Messy / Mr Nobody / Mr Noisy / Nr Nosey / Mr Silly / Mr Skinny / Mr Topsy-Turvy / Mr Uppity / Mr Worry

Round 4: The 10 England players captained by Eoin Morgan for the 2019 Cricket World Cup Final match [The match took place at Lord’s on 14 July 2019.]

Jofra Archer / Jonny Bairstow / Jos Buttler / Liam Plunkett / Adil Rashid / Joe Root / Jason Roy / Ben Stokes / Chris Woakes / Mark Wood

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): 10 TV chefs by their autobiographies [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show the titles of 10 autobiographies or memoirs by TV chefs and cooks, along with the year the book was first published; we are for the names of the 10 corresponding chefs or cooks.”]

The autobiographies: Something’s Burning (1960) / Stirred But Not Shaken (2009) / My Stir-Fried Life (2016) / Finding My Voice (2019) / Climbing the Mango Trees (2005) / Relish: My Life on a Plate (2012) / Driven: Cooking in the Fast Lane (2008) / Humble Pie (2006) / Toast: The Story of a Boy’s Hunger (2003) / Under a Mackerel Sky (2013)

The answers: Fanny Craddock / Keith Floyd / Ken Hom / Nadiya Hussain / Madhur Jaffrey / Prue Leith / James Martin / Gordon Ramsay / Nigel Slater / Rick Stein

Final Round: Countries: The first 10 countries alphabetically that begin with two consonants [As of October 2020]

Bhutan / Brazil / Brunei / Chad / Chile / China / Croatia / Cyprus / Czechia / Djibouti

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