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dumb britain Pointless, BBC1
Alexander Armstrong: What’s the name of a famous person called Hamilton who was a founding father of America?
Contestant: George Washington.


Brain of Britain, Radio 4
Russell Davies: Played by Cesar Romero on television and by Heath Ledger on film, which villain shares his name with a playing card?
Contestant: The Jack of Clubs?


Mastermind, BBC1
John Humphrys: How many pips make up the BBC hourly time signal?
Contestant: Pass.
Humphrys: Go on, take a guess.
Contestant: I don’t even know what the question means.


The Chase, ITV
Bradley Walsh: Which former EastEnders actor presents the Sky One series Extreme World?
Contestant: Barbara Windsor.


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