Actual contestants answers
UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE (BBC2)
Jeremy Paxman: What is another name for ‘cherrypickers’ and
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.
Theakston: There’s a clue in the title.
Contestant : Leicester ?
Stewart White : Who had a worldwide hit with What A Wonderful
Contestant: I don’t know.
White: I’ll give you some clues: what do you call the part
between your hand and your elbow?
White: Correct. And if you’re not weak, you’re…?
White: Correct – and what was Lord Mountbatten’s first name?
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 ?
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 Pounds , what is the nationality of the Pope?
Ruth from Rowley Regis : I think I know that one… Is it
Bamber Gascoigne: What was Gandhi’s first name?
GWR FM ( Bristol )
Presenter: What happened in Dallas on November 22, 1963?
Contestant: I don’t know, I wasn’t watching it then.
RTE RADIO 2FM ( IRELAND )
Presenter: What is the name of the long- running TV comedy
show about pensioners: Last Of The .?
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
Contestant: Is it five?
RICHARD AND JUDY Show
Q: Which American actor wa s married to Nicole Kidman?
A: Forrest Gump.
RICHARD AND JUDY
Leslie: On which street did Sherlock Holmes live?
Contestant: Er .
Leslie: He makes bread .
Contestant: Er . .
Leslie: He makes cakes .
Contestant: Kipling Street ?
LINCS FM PHONE-IN
Presenter: Which is the largest Spanish-speaking country in
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)
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 )
Searle: In which European country is Mount Etna ?
Caller: Japan ?
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
Contestant (after long pause): Fourteen days?
DARYL DENHAM’S DRIVETIME (VIRGIN RADIO)
Daryl Denham: In which country would you spend shekels?
Contestant: Holland ?
Denham: Try the next letter of the alphabet.
Contestant: Iceland ? Ireland ?
Denham (helpfully): It’s a bad line. Did you say Israel ?
PHIL WOOD SHOW (BBC GMR)
Wood: What ‘K’ could be described as the Islamic Bible?
Contestant: Er . ..
Wood: It’s got two syllables .. . . Kor . . ..
Wood: Ha ha ha ha, no. The past participle of run . .
Wood: OK, try it another way. Today I run, yesterday I . ..
Melanie Sykes: What is the name given to the condition where
the sufferer can fall asleep at any time?
LUNCHTIME SHOW (BRMB)
Presenter: What religion was Guy Fawkes?
Presenter: That’s close enough.
STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON (BBC RADIO 2)
Wright: Johnny Weissmuller died on this day. Which
jungle-swinging character clad only in a loincloth did he play?