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dumb britain Tipping Point, ITV
Ben Shephard: Which TV station, launched in 1997, became the fifth terrestrial channel in the UK?
Contestant: Channel 4.


The Time It Takes, BBC1
Joe Lycett: What is the first letter of the word “dictionary”?
Contestant: A.

Lycett: Real Madrid play their home football in which Spanish city?
Contestant: Barcelona.

Lycett: In Life on Mars, David Bowie wonders if there was life on which planet?
Contestant. Hmm, Life on Mars. Was it Jupiter?


Pointless, BBC1
Alexander Armstrong: Name a planet or constellation containing the letter “A”.
Contestant: Orion’s Belt.


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