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Tom Sutcliffe chairs the latest heat of the cryptic general knowledge quiz. Northern Ireland take on Scotland.
Questions from Programme 3
J M Barrie, two; Shirley Bassey, three; Ian Paisley, four; King Lear, five. What am I talking about?
What’s particularly even-handed about the architect of the National Monument, a house built for two Hollywood superstars, and the most expensive property on the board?
What problem would John Dalton, the natives of Pingelap atoll, crocodiles, owls, and new-born babies, have with this song?
Identify the three titles, and you’ll be on the right lines. But which is the odd one out?
Question 5 - Listener question from James Brown in Norfolk
Three fantastic girls have the same name. One was surprised by the furniture; one achieved immortality before dying; while a third, celestial and bejewelled, gave her name to a real but much older girl. Who are they?
Question 6 - Listener question from Richard Humm
Can you string together: an assassin’s assassin, a life preserver’s play, Perilous Pauline, and a much-derided Orwellian contestant?
Why might Ben Jonson have correctly identified Louis Sachar’s hero, the main language of Kerala and a precocious Nabokovian hero?
On a journey west, what musical number links the king whose reign saw an end to the Albigensian Crusade, something yellow from Spain, the jockey who has broken the most bones in the Grand National, and an upholder of standards?