Issue 1547
dumb britain Richard Osman's House of Games, BBC2
Osman: In which year did Marco Polo arrive back in Venice, having spent 17 years in China?
Contestant: 1992.


Tipping Point, ITV
Ben Shephard: Who was the father of Queen Elizabeth I?
Contestant: George V.

Shephard: The White Tower at the Tower of London was built in the 11th century during the reign of which Norman king?
Contestant: Henry VIII.


The Chase, ITV
Bradley Walsh: Which of Henry VIII's wives previously had the surname Boleyn?
Contestant: Catherine of Aragon.

Walsh: In the second century BC, troops from which city state destroyed Carthage?
Contestant: Dunstable.


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