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Monday, 6 June 2011

Brains of Britain, I can't believe these were actual answers but the presentation looks genuine!

There is a question for you to answer at the end of this blog, think very hard before you answer it. No prizes and nothing to send in, it is just for your own knowledge :-)


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 question.
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-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:        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.
Question:
Were these contestants educated in a Comprehensive school or did they go to fee paying private schools?

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