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    UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE (BBC2)

    Jeremy Paxman: What is another name for 'cherrypickers' and 'cheesemongers'?

    Contestant: Homosexuals.

    Jeremy Paxman: No. They're regiments in the British Army who will be very upset with you


    BEG, BORROW OR STEAL (BBC2)

    Jamie Theakston: Where do you think Cambridge University is?

    Contestant: Geography isn't my strong point.

    Jamie Theakston: There's a clue in the title.

    Contestant: Leicester


    BBC NORFOLK

    Stewart White: Who had a worldwide hit with What A Wonderful World?

    Contestant: I don't know.

    Stewart White: I'll give you some clues: what do you call the part between your hand and your elbow?

    Contestant: Arm

    Stewart White: Correct And if you're not weak, you're...?

    Contestant: Strong.

    Stewart White: Correct - and what was Lord Mountbatten's first name?

    Contestant: Louis

    Stewart White: Well, there we are then. So who had a worldwide hit with the song What A Wonderful World?

    Contestant: Frank Sinatra?


    LATE SHOW (BBC MIDLANDS)

    Alex Trelinski: What is the capital of Italy ?

    Contestant: France.

    Trelinski: France is another country. Try again.

    Contestant: Oh, um, Benidorm..

    Trelinski: Wrong, sorry, let's try another question. In which country is the Parthenon?

    Contestant: Sorry, I don't know.

    Trelinski: Just guess a country then.

    Contestant: Paris.



    THE WEAKEST LINK (BBC2)

    Anne Robinson: Oscar Wilde, Adolf Hitler and Jeffrey Archer have all written books about their experiences in what: - Prison, or the Conservative Party?

    Contestant: The Conservative Party.


    BEACON RADIO ( WOLVERHAMPTON )

    DJ Mark : For 10, what is the nationality of the Pope?

    Ruth from Rowley Regis: I think I know that one. Is it Jewish?


    UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE

    Bamber Gascoyne: What was Gandhi's first name?

    Contestant: Goosey?



    GWR FM ( Bristol )

    Presenter: What happened in Dallas on November 22, 1963 ?

    Contestant: I don't know, I wasn't watching it then.



    PHIL WOOD SHOW (BBC RADIO? MANCHESTER)

    Phil: What's 11 squared?

    Contestant: I don't know.

    Phil: I'll give you a clue. It's two ones with a two in the middle.

    Contestant: Is it five?



    RICHARD AND JUDY

    Richard: Which American actor is married to Nicole Kidman?

    Contestant: Forrest Gump.



    LINCS FM PHONE-IN

    Presenter: Which is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world?

    Contestant: Barcelona.

    Presenter: I was really after the name of a country.

    Contestant: I'm sorry, I don't know the names of any countries in Spain .



    NATIONAL LOTTERY (BBC1)

    Question: What is the world's largest continent?

    Contestant: The Pacific.




    ROCK FM ( PRESTON )

    Presenter: Name a film starring Bob Hoskins that is also the name of a famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci.

    Contestant: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?



    THE BIGGEST GAME IN TOWN (ITV)

    Steve Le Fevre: What was signed, to bring World War I to an end in 1918?

    Contestant: Magna Carta?



    JAMES O'BRIEN SHOW (LBC)

    James O'Brien: How many kings of England have been called Henry?

    Contestant: Er, well, I know there was a Henry the Eighth ... ER. ER ... Three?



    CHRIS SEARLE SHOW (BBC RADIO BRISTOL )

    Chris Searle: In which European country isMount Etna?

    Caller: Japan.

    Chris Searle: I did say which European country, so in case you didn't hear that, I can let you try again.

    Caller: Er ...... Mexico ?



    PAUL WAPPAT (BBC RADIO NEWCASTLE )

    Paul Wappat: How long did the Six-Day War between Egypt and Israellast?

    Contestant (long pause): Fourteen days.



    DARYL DENHAM'S DRIVETIME (VIRGIN RADIO)

    Daryl Denham: In which country would you spend shekels?

    Contestant: Holland?

    Daryl Denham: Try the next letter of the alphabet.

    Contestant: Iceland? Ireland ?

    Daryl Denham: (helpfully) It's a bad line. Did you say Israel ?

    Contestant: No.



    PHIL WOOD SHOW (BBC GMR)

    Phil Wood: What 'K' could be described as the Islamic Bible?

    Contestant: Er. ... ..

    Phil Wood: It's got two syllables . . . Kor . .

    Contestant: Blimey?

    Phil Wood: Ha ha ha ha, no. The past participle of run . . .

    Contestant: (Silence)

    Phil Wood: OK, try it another way. Today I run, yesterday I . .. .

    Contestant: Walked?



    THE VAULT

    Melanie Sykes: What is the name given to the condition where the sufferer can fall asleep at any time?

    Contestant: Nostalgia.



    LUNCHTIME SHOW (BRMB)

    Presenter: What religion was Guy Fawkes?

    Contestant: Jewish.

    Presenter: That's close enough.
     

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