Issue 1456
dumb britain The Chase, ITV
Bradley Walsh: Who wrote their 1653 book The Compleat Angler?
Contestant: J R Hartley.

Bradley Walsh: "Down With Big Brother” is a quote from which George Orwell novel?
Contestant: 1986.

Tipping Point, ITV
Ben Shephard: "He was an old man who fished alone” are the opening words of which Ernest Hemingway novel?
Contestant: Moby Dick.

The Chase Celebrity Special, ITV
Bradley Walsh: In 1960, Mrs Bandaranaike became the world’s first female what?
Sara Pascoe: Astronaut.

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