Programme 4, 2016
Tom Sutcliffe is in the chair as the south of England pairing of Paul Sinha and Marcus Berkmann take on the Scots, Val McDermid and Alan McCredie.
'Why might 'Night-hawks' and 'Automat' appear to move in the same way as works by John Godber and Tom Stoppard?'
Tom Sutcliffe is in the chair for another bout of convoluted verbal problem-solving. This week the South of England pairing of Paul Sinha and Marcus Berkmann take on the Scots, Val McDermid and Alan McCredie - both teams playing their second fixture of the season. As they work their way through the questions they'll be looking for guidance from the chairman to steer them away from blind alleys and false trails - but the more help he has to give them, the more points he'll deduct from their scores.
The programme includes the usual scattering of suggestions from Round Britain Quiz listeners, and Tom will be setting another teaser puzzle at the end of the programme to keep you guessing until next time.
Producer: Paul Bajoria.
Last week's teaser question
The middle sister (not counting half-siblings) of the Kardashian family is Kim.
The youthful spy is also Kim, in Rudyard Kipling's novel of that name, set in British India. The game they would play is therefore Kim's game, the game of memorising objects which takes its name from a version of the game played in the novel.
Finally, the Cambridge spy is Kim Philby, whose real name was Harold but who was actually nicknamed Kim after the Kipling character.
Questions in this programme
Q2 Why might 'Nighthawks' and 'Automat' appear to move in the same way as plays by John Godber and Tom Stoppard?
Q3 from Gareth Derry (Music) How, with the first three pieces and the help of Mick Hucknall, could you reach the fourth?
Q4 Can you arrange in order of importance: the husband to whom Tess is finally reconciled, a U-2 pilot, a Russian White Sea port and medieval Wales?
Q5 Which lauded couple spotted the sun, are celebrated on Mars, and lend their name to a phenomenon on earth said to contribute to London's Frost Fairs of the 17th and 18th centuries?
Q6 (Music) How could adding the first piece to the second give you the third?
Q7 On what grounds could you expect a Rossini opera to be set in Newcastle, a US news network to be based in Leicester, a World War adventure story to be set in South London, Lewis Carroll's Alice to meet an eccentric character from Luton, and a Chekhov play to be staged in Brighton?
Q8 What kind of delivery might provide you with Rothko's restaurant, Mussolini's mistress, Botticelli's allegory, and Barack Obama?
Rankings so far in this series
1 South of England W1 L0 (Points 21)2 Wales W1 L0 (Points 19)3 Northern Ireland W1 L0 (Points 14)4 North of England W0 L1 (Points 17)5 Scotland W0 L1 (Points 14)6 Midlands W0 L1 (Points 12)
In the final rankings, the total points will come into play if teams are tied for the number of victories.
This week's teaser question
Don't write to us, there are no prizes - but Tom will reveal the answer next time.