Programme 5, 2016
The teams from Northern Ireland and Wales join Tom Sutcliffe for the latest contest of the cryptic quiz.
Chairman Tom Sutcliffe is joined by Brian Feeney and Polly Devlin of Northern Ireland, and Myfanwy Alexander and David Edwards playing for Wales. Both sides have already won one contest this season and will be on their mettle for another victory today.
The winners will be the pairing who need the least help from the chairman in unravelling the programme's trademark cryptic questions. Points will be deducted depending on the number of clues Tom has to provide to propel them towards the answers. As always, the programme contains a scattering of question suggestions from Round Britain Quiz listeners hoping their ingenuity can trip up the panel.
Producer: Paul Bajoria.
Last week's teaser question
This was about homophones for foodstuffs - so Irbil is home to a large population of Kurds (curds), citizens of Stockholm are Swedes, and the soup the Finns might enjoy would therefore be (shark's) fin soup.
Tom will keep you guessing with another teaser at the end of the programme.
Questions in today's programme
Q2 Why might it be appropriate for Shirley, Charlotte, Mr Douglas and three cricketing brothers to meet on holy ground?
Q3 Music: Why might none of these want to stay and fight?
Q4 To judge from appearances, a royal winter retreat seems pleasant, the seat of the Plantagenet dynasty infuriates, and a mining town magnifies. To the locals, however, this may be baffling. Why, and where are they?
Q5 What would a nocturnal hotel employee, an emoticon, the little gentleman in the black velvet waistcoat, and someone seeking shelter in winter, all be doing together in the Square?
Q6 (from Ivan Whetton) Music: What might make these extracts particularly catchy?
Q7 (from Richard Saunders) How might the god of doorways, Joanne Woodward's Oscar, Gutzon Borglum's monument, and Manfred Mann's first studio album, lead you to something you'd put in your tea?
Q8 Which smashing venue going strong since the 1870s might be a fitting home for Malorie Blackman's literary series, a popular salon offering and a phillumenist's collection?
Rankings in this series so far
1 South of England P2 W1 L1 Total points 402 Scotland P2 W1 L1 Total points 353 Wales P1 W1 L0 Points 194 Northern Ireland P1 W1 L0 Points 145 North of England P1 W0 L1 Points 176 The Midlands P1 W0 L1 Points 12
This week's teaser question
Why could Andreyev's Seven, before a sporting fixture with a level score and a billet shared with Tommy, leave you in pieces?