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Brains of Britain
28-Aug-2013, 07:24 AM (This post was last modified: 28-Aug-2013 07:32 AM by germinal.)
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Brains of Britain
Hard to pick a winner here... BRAINS OF BRITAIN




UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE (BBC2)

Jeremy Paxman:

What is another name for 'cherrypickers' and 'cheesemongers' ?

Contestant:

Homosexuals.

Jeremy Paxman:

No. They're regiments in the British Army who will be very upset with you




BEG, BORROW OR STEAL (BBC2)


Jamie Theakston:


Where do you think Cambridge University is ?


Contestant:


Geography isn't my strong point.


Jamie Theakston:


There's a clue in the title.


Contestant:


Leicester




BBC NORFOLK


Stewart White:

Who had a worldwide hit with What A Wonderful World ?

Contestant:

I don't know.


Stewart White:

I'll give you some clues: what do you call the part between your hand and your elbow ?


Contestant:


Arm


Stewart White:


Correct. And if you're not weak, you're...?


Contestant:


Strong.

Stewart White:

Correct - and what was Lord Mountbatten's first name ?

Contestant:

Louis


Stewart White:


Well, there we are then. So who had a worldwide hit with the song What A Wonderful World ?


Contestant:

Frank Sinatra ?



LATE SHOW (BBC MIDLANDS )


Alex Trelinski:


What is the capital of Italy ?

Contestant:

France.

Trelinski:

France is another country. Try again.


Contestant:


Oh, um, Benidorm.


Trelinski:

Wrong, sorry, let's try another question. In which country is the Parthenon ?


Contestant:


Sorry, I don't know.


Trelinski:

Just guess a country then.

Contestant:


Paris.




THE WEAKEST LINK (BBC2)


Anne Robinson:

Oscar Wilde, Adolf Hitler and Jeffrey Archer have all written books about their experiences in what: - Prison, or the Conservative Party ?

Contestant:

The Conservative Party.



BEACON RADIO ( WOLVERHAMPTON )


DJ Mark:


For 10, what is the nationality of the Pope ?


Ruth from Rowley Regis:

I think I know that one.. Is it Jewish ?



UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE


Bamber Gascoyne:

What was Gandhi's first name ?

Contestant:

Goosey ?



GWR FM ( Bristol )

Presenter:

What happened in Dallas on November 22, 1963 ?


Contestant:


I don't know, I wasn't watching it then.



PHIL WOOD SHOW (BBC RADIO ? MANCHESTER )


Phil:


What's 11 squared ?


Contestant:


I don't know.


Phil:


I'll give you a clue It's two ones with a two in the middle.


Contestant:


Is it five ?




RICHARD AND JUDY


Richard:


Which American actor is married to Nicole Kidman ?


Contestant:


Forrest Gump.




RICHARD AND JUDY


Richard:


On which street did Sherlock Holmes live ?


Contestant:


Er. ... ...



Richard:


He makes bread . .. ..



Contestant:


Er .. ......



Richard:


He makes cakes . .. ..



Contestant:


Kipling Street ?




LINCS FM PHONE-IN


Presenter:


Which is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world ?


Contestant:


Barcelona..


Presenter:


I was really after the name of a country.


Contestant:


I'm sorry, I don't know the names of any countries in Spain .




NATIONAL LOTTERY (BBC1)


Question:

What is the world's largest continent ?


Contestant:


The Pacific.




ROCK FM ( PRESTON )


Presenter:

Name a film starring Bob Hoskins that is also the name of a famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci


Contestant:


Who Framed Roger Rabbit ?




THE BIGGEST GAME IN TOWN (ITV)


Steve Le Fevre:


What was signed, to bring World War I to an end in 1918?


Contestant:


Magna Carta ?




JAMES O'BRIEN SHOW (LBC)


James O'Brien:


How many kings of England have been called Henry ?


Contestant:


Er, well, I know there was a Henry the Eighth ... ER. ER ... Three ?




CHRIS SEARLE SHOW (BBC RADIO BRISTOL )


Chris Searle:


In which European country is Mount Etna ?


Caller:


Japan.


Chris Searle:


I did say which European country, so in case you didn't hear that, I can let you try again..


Caller:


Er ........ Mexico ?




PAUL WAPPAT (BBC RADIO NEWCASTLE )


Paul Wappat:


How long did the Six-Day War between Egypt and Israel last ?


Contestant (long pause):


Fourteen days.





DARYL DENHAM'S DRIVETIME (VIRGIN RADIO)


Daryl Denham:


In which country would you spend shekels ?


Contestant:


Holland ?


Daryl Denham:


Try the next letter of the alphabet.


Contestant:


Iceland? Ireland ?


Daryl Denham: (helpfully)


It's a bad line. Did you say Israel ?


Contestant:

No.






PHIL WOOD SHOW (BBC GMR)


Phil Wood:


What 'K' could be described as the Islamic Bible ?


Contestant:


Er... .... ...


Phil Wood:


It's got two syllables .. .. . Kor . .


Contestant:


Blimey ?


Phil Wood:


Ha ha ha ha, no. The past participle of run . . .


Contestant:


(Silence)


Phil Wood:


OK, try it another way. Today I run, yesterday I . . .


Contestant:


Walked ?




THE VAULT


Melanie Sykes:


What is the name given to the condition where the sufferer can fall asleep at any time ?


Contestant:


Nostalgia.





LUNCHTIME SHOW (BRMB)


Presenter:


What religion was Guy Fawkes ?


Contestant:


Jewish.


Presenter:


That's close enough.




STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON (BBC RADIO 2)


Wright:


Johnny Weissmuller died on this day. Which jungle-swinging character clad only in a loin cloth did he play ?


Contestant:


Jesus.
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