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SOME OF THE 'BRIGHTER' MOMENTS FROM BBC QUIZZES...

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  1. WhitbyJet

    WhitbyJet · Well-Known Member

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    SOME OF THE 'BRIGHTER' MOMENTS FROM BBC QUIZZES...


    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.



    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.

    And they walk among us!
     
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  2. janewatt

    janewatt Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Amazing!
    Thanks for this.

    I'm left admiring the creativity of the questioners in quickly finding so many approaches to try to elicit the right answers.

    Jane
     
  3. Andy12345

    Andy12345 Type 2 · Expert

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    hehe brilliant, although the magna carta answer sounded reasonable... i guess not though in the context hehe
     
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