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Brains of Britain.

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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 isMount 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 Israellast?
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.

6 REPLIES
Community Veteran
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Re: Brains of Britain.

They move amongst us Roll eyes Roll eyes
tinto
Grafter
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Registered: 21-11-2010

Re: Brains of Britain.

They vote.
What's even worse, they get elected
dick:quote
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Re: Brains of Britain.

I'm admitting nothing but I had trouble with a couple of the questions
Nationality of the present Pope - I knew the previous one was Polish but couldn't remember the current one  Embarrassed
Largest Spanish speaking country - there are two possible answers Mexico has the largest population and Argentina has the largest area - so which did they want
Community Veteran
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Brains of Britain.

Sorry big Jim. Maybe you're thinking too much about it.  The actual answer is less funny than the daft answers supplied.  Crazy
Community Veteran
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Re: Brains of Britain.

Quote from: Oldjim
- there are two possible answers Mexico has the largest population and Argentina has the largest area - so which did they want

Near enough Jim, your prize is in the post. Cool
However, I think if I asked my American friends they might disagree Grin
Community Veteran
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Re: Brains of Britain.

Despite what you might think if you ring hotel reception in Laredo Texas the official language of the US is a form of English