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“Tenable” questions, 29 April 2021 [Series 5 Episode 39]

A new series of ITV quiz show “Tenable” began on Monday 15 February. Here are the questions and answers for Thursday 29 April, Series 5 Episode 39 (S5Ep39). Sally Lindsay continues to stand in for the show’s usual presenter Warwick Davis. [Repeated on Thursday 16 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 have been posting one piece for each episode containing the following: the questions, how the team fared and the answers.

Here are links to the 38 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)
Friday 23 April 2021 (S5Ep35)

Monday 26 April 2021 (S5Ep36)
Tuesday 27 April 2021 (S5Ep37)
Wednesday 28 April 2021 (S5Ep38)

The Questions

Thursday 29 April 2021 [Repeated on Thursday 16 September 2021]

[S5Ep39] Team name: Nursey But Nice

Round 1: The first 10 words of five or more letters in the nursery rhyme ‘Mary’s Lamb’ [The first 10 different words of five or more letters in the traditional nursery rhyme; as reproduced in the Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book.]

Round 2: The 10 main characters and actors in ‘Cold Feet’ [The five main characters who appeared in the original series of the drama in 1997, and also in the 2016 revival, and the names of the five actors who played them.]

Round 3: 10 motorways by their service stations [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show the names of 10 motorway service stations; we’re looking for the number of the corresponding motorway.”]

The service stations: Birchanger Green / Taunton Deane / Oxford / Cardiff Gate / Newport Pagnell / Knutsford / Burtonwood / Folkestone / Clacket Lane / Pease Pottage

Round 4: The first 10 plays alphabetically by Shakespeare containing the letter ‘M’ [As the titles appear on the Shakespeare’s Plays page of the RSC website, as of March 2020.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): 10 one-hit wonders of the 1990s [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will display the names of 10 acts that had only one UK Top 10 hit in the 1990s, and the year their hit single peaked; we’re looking for the 10 titles of the songs.”]

The clues: Alannah Myles (1990) / Bran Van 3000 (1999) / Ini Kamoze (1995) / OMC (1996) / Los Del Rio (1996) / Lou Bega (1999) / Lisa Loeb (1994) / Len (1999) / 4 Non Blondes (1993) / New Radicals (1999)

Final Round: Classic Film Characters: The 10 main characters in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ [At the end of the classic 1939 film, 11 individual names appear under the title cast; this list is about the characters they played according to IMDb as of January 2020; where an actor is credited as playing more than one character, any one of their character names will be acceptable.]

How the team fared

Thursday 29 April 2021, S5Ep39, Nursey But Nice

All 5 members of Nursey But Nice made it to the final playing for 8k and named 8 of the 10 main characters in ‘The Wizard of Oz’. The remaining answers: Uncle Henry, Nikko.

Questions and Answers

Thursday 29 April 2021 [Repeated on Thursday 16 September 2021]

[S5Ep39] Team name: Nursey But Nice

Round 1: The first 10 words of five or more letters in the nursery rhyme ‘Mary’s Lamb’ [The first 10 different words of five or more letters in the traditional nursery rhyme; as reproduced in the Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book.]

Little / Fleece / White / Everywhere / Followed / School / Against / Children / Laugh / Teacher

Round 2: The 10 main characters and actors in ‘Cold Feet’ [The five main characters who appeared in the original series of the drama in 1997, and also in the 2016 revival, and the names of the five actors who played them.]

Adam / James Nesbitt / David / Robert Bathurst / Jenny / Fay Ripley / Karen / Hermione Norris / Pete / John Thomson

Round 3: 10 motorways by their service stations [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show the names of 10 motorway service stations; we’re looking for the number of the corresponding motorway.”]

The service stations: Birchanger Green / Taunton Deane / Oxford / Cardiff Gate / Newport Pagnell / Knutsford / Burtonwood / Folkestone / Clacket Lane / Pease Pottage

The motorways: M11 / M5 / M40 / M4 / M1 / M6 / M62 / M20 / M25 / M23

Round 4: The first 10 plays alphabetically by Shakespeare containing the letter ‘M’ [As the titles appear on the Shakespeare’s Plays page of the RSC website, as of March 2020.]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream / Cymbeline / Hamlet / Macbeth / Measure for Measure / Much Ado about Nothing / Romeo and Juliet / The Comedy of Errors / The Merchant of Venice / The Merry Wives of Windsor

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): 10 one-hit wonders of the 1990s [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will display the names of 10 acts that had only one UK Top 10 hit in the 1990s, and the year their hit single peaked; we’re looking for the 10 titles of the songs.”]

The clues: Alannah Myles (1990) / Bran Van 3000 (1999) / Ini Kamoze (1995) / OMC (1996) / Los Del Rio (1996) / Lou Bega (1999) / Lisa Loeb (1994) / Len (1999) / 4 Non Blondes (1993) / New Radicals (1999)

The songs: Black Velvet / Drinking in LA / Here Comes The Hotstepper / How Bizarre / Macarena / Mambo No 5 / Stay (I Missed You) / Steal My Sunshine / What’s Up / You Get What You Give

Final Round: Classic Film Characters: The 10 main characters in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ [At the end of the classic 1939 film, 11 individual names appear under the title cast; this list is about the characters they played according to IMDb as of January 2020; where an actor is credited as playing more than one character, any one of their character names will be acceptable.]

Dorothy / Hunk-The Scarecrow / Zeke-The Cowardly Lion / Hickory-The Tin Man / Glinda / Miss Gulch-The Wicked Witch of the West / Uncle Henry / Nikko / Auntie Em / Toto

[I have seen this film at last 30 times, and never heard of Nikko; really tough question.]

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