Trivia

“Tenable” questions, 12 May 2021 [Series 5 Episode 48]

A new series of ITV quiz show “Tenable” began on Monday 15 February. Here are the questions and answers for Wednesday 12 May, Series 5 Episode 48 (S5Ep48). Sally Lindsay continues to stand in for the show’s usual presenter Warwick Davis.

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 47 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)
Thursday 29 April 2021 (S5Ep39)
Friday 30 April 2021 (S5Ep40)

Monday 3 May 2021 (S5Ep41)
Tuesday 4 May 2021 (S5Ep42)
Wednesday 5 May 2021 (S5Ep43)
Thursday 6 May 2021 (S5Ep44)
Friday 7 May 2021 (S5Ep45)

Monday 10 May 2021 (S5Ep46)
Tuesday 11 May 2021 (S5Ep47)   

The Questions

Wednesday 12 May 2021

[S5Ep48] Team name: Am Dram Thank You Mam

Round 1: The 10 seven-letter words ending in the letters ‘DLE’ [The words are in 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; as of 25 September 2020.]

Round 2: The 10 athletes to win Olympic gold for Britain between 1972 and 2000 [The 10 athletes from Great Britain and Northern Ireland who won at least one gold medal at the games between 1972 and 2000 inclusive.]

Round 3:10 sitcoms by Christmas episodes [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show the episode titles of 10 Christmas episodes from 10 different sitcoms as well as the year the episode was first broadcast; we are looking for the 10 corresponding series.”]

The clues: Cold Turkey (2003) / The Gateau from the Chateau (1985) / The Chigwell Connection (1992) / Christmas with the Boswells (1985) / Mammy Christmas (2012) / Jessica’s First Christmas (1974) / The New Sofa (2008) / The Christmas Lunch Incident (1996) / When Janet Met Jonny (2003) / Party Games (1984)

Round 4: The 10 UK cities closest to London [Distances calculated in February 2020; “by London we mean the area officially known as Greater London, so City of Westminster and City of London are not ‘Tenable’ answers”.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): 10 villains from James Bond films [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show the names of 10 villains from the official James Bond film series; we are looking for the titles of the corresponding Bond films in which the 10 villains appear.”]

The clues: Le Chiffre / Rosa Klebb / Alec Trevelyan / Franz Sanchez / Dr Kananga / Hugo Drax / Raoul Silva / Francisco Scaramanga / Emilio Largo / Elliott Carver

Final Round: Song Lyrics: The first 10 words of five or more letters in ‘What a wonderful world’ [The 1968 #1 version by Louis Armstrong; ‘Wonderful’ and ‘World’ do not count, as they’re in the question.]

How the team fared

Wednesday 12 May 2021, S5Ep43, Am Dram Thank You Mam

4 members of Am Dram Thank You Mam made it to the final round, playing for 3.5k, and named 9 of the first 10 words of five or more letters in ‘What a wonderful world’. The remaining answer: Bright.

Questions and Answers

Wednesday 12 May 2021

[S5Ep48] Team name: Am Dram Thank You Mam

Round 1: The 10 seven-letter words ending in the letters ‘DLE’ [The words are in 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; as of 25 September 2020.]

Dwindle / Griddle / Spindle / Swaddle / Swindle / Treadle / Trundle / Twaddle / Twiddle / Wheedle

Round 2: The 10 athletes to win Olympic gold for Britain between 1972 and 2000 [The 10 athletes from Great Britain and Northern Ireland who won at least one gold medal at the games between 1972 and 2000 inclusive.]

Jonathan Edwards / Denise Lewis / Linford Christie / Sally Gunnell / Sebastian Coe / Tessa Sanderson / Daley Thompson / Steve Ovett / Allan Wells / Mary Peters

Round 3:10 sitcoms by Christmas episodes [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show the episode titles of 10 Christmas episodes from 10 different sitcoms as well as the year the episode was first broadcast; we are looking for the 10 corresponding series.”]

The clues: Cold Turkey (2003) / The Gateau from the Chateau (1985) / The Chigwell Connection (1992) / Christmas with the Boswells (1985) / Mammy Christmas (2012) / Jessica’s First Christmas (1974) / The New Sofa (2008) / The Christmas Lunch Incident (1996) / When Janet Met Jonny (2003) / Party Games (1984)

The answers: Absolutely Fabulous / ‘Allo ‘Allo! / Birds of a Feather / Bread / Mrs Brown’s Boys / Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em / The Royle Family / The Vicar of Dibley / Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps / Yes Minister

Round 4: The 10 UK cities closest to London [Distances calculated in February 2020; “by London we mean the area officially known as Greater London, so City of Westminster and City of London are not ‘Tenable’ answers”.]

St Albans / Chelmsford / Brighton and Hove / Cambridge / Oxford / Chichester / Canterbury / Winchester / Portsmouth / Ely

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): 10 villains from James Bond films [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show the names of 10 villains from the official James Bond film series; we are looking for the titles of the corresponding Bond films in which the 10 villains appear.”]

The clues: Le Chiffre / Rosa Klebb / Alec Trevelyan / Franz Sanchez / Dr Kananga / Hugo Drax / Raoul Silva / Francisco Scaramanga / Emilio Largo / Elliott Carver

The answers: Casino Royale / From Russia with Love / GoldenEye / Licence to Kill / Live and Let Die / Moonraker / Skyfall / The Man with the Golden Gun / Thunderball / Tomorrow Never Dies

Final Round: Song Lyrics: The first 10 words of five or more letters in ‘What a wonderful world’ [The 1968 #1 version by Louis Armstrong; ‘Wonderful’ and ‘World’ do not count, as they’re in the question.]

Trees / Green / Roses / Bloom / Think / Myself / Skies / Clouds / White / Bright

 

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