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Episode 3

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 14 July 2008

Tom Sutcliffe chairs the latest heat of the cryptic general knowledge quiz. The South of England take on the North of England.

Questions from Programme 4

Question 1
South of England

Can you modernise the following, and explain their names: Woolsorters’ Disease, jail fever, and The King’s Evil?

Question 2
North of England

What is terminal about Eleanor’s twelfth; a cameraman’s best-known creation, and ‘one that holds or rules everything’, but was beheaded anyway?

Question 3
South of England

How might these three transport you…and which is the odd one out?

Question 4
North of England

Subject-wise, what makes this music suitable for Minerva, the inhabitants of Athens, and a baker’s daughter?

Question 5 - Listener question from Peter Cole in Cardiff
South of England

Where will you find all of these next month: Phaseolus coccinus; a Northumbrian wall; an addition to a contract; a gallery in Liverpool; and a fondly remembered gardener?

Question 6 - Listener question from Nicholas Wall in London

What connects a pedunculate cirriped, Joyce’s wife and muse, a Saracen instrument of torture, and a means for controlling a horse? And why is this all a wild goose chase?

Question 7
South of England

Why might an unusually large 13th century occupant of the Tower of London, an unusually small artist, and the City of Coventry, be considered for admission to Denmark’s highest order of chivalry?

Question 8
North of England

Which Goodie would flourish in the company of an Australian cricketing legend, a Colossal Tunny-hunter, and a giant of German post-war literature?



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