The National Lottery: Who Dares Wins, BBC One, 23 March 2013

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Complaint

We've received complaints from some viewers who believe we accepted a wrong answer concerning flags which feature the colour red during The National Lottery: Who Dares Wins.

The BBC's response

The second list which featured on the show was entitled:

"Countries with the colour red on their national flag"

Before playing the list, Nick Knowles read out the following clarification to both teams:

"To clarify, we are looking for any present day country whose national flag features the colour red. This is according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica online".

As noted by our source, the Finnish flag takes two forms, one of which is typically flown from government buildings and features a red, white and yellow coat of arms. The flag of Finland, therefore, qualifies as an answer on our list.

In addition to internal checks by our question team, all our lists are scrutinised by two external verifiers both of whom agreed that "Finland" was a correct answer for this list.

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