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The name of which chemical element derives from the Greek word for 'lazy'? And to which province of Canada does Cape Breton Island belong?

Russell Davies puts these and a plethora of other general knowledge questions to today's competitors, who come from Cardiff, Ayrshire, Northumberland and North Yorkshire. They're hoping to win a place in the 2014 semi-finals which begin in a few weeks' time.

Russell's questions cover history, music, science, literature, mythology, popular culture and more besides. There's also a chance for an ingenious listener to 'Beat the Brains' with questions of his or her own devising - with a prize on offer if the contestants' combined brainpower can't work them out.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

Release date:

28 minutes

Last on

Sat 8 Feb 2014 23:00


GARETH AUBREY, a legal assistant and county councillor from Cardiff;

EWEN McPHERSON, an IT manager in the NHS, from Dunlop in East Ayrshire;

CHRISTINE MOORCROFT, a writer from Hexham;

PETER WATSON, a retired teacher from Skipton.


Role Contributor
PresenterRussell Davies
ProducerPaul Bajoria

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