Issue 1545
dumb britain Counterpoint, Radio 4
Paul Gambaccini: According to the song title by America, what didn’t the horse have?
Contestant: Legs.


The Chase, ITV
Bradley Walsh: In 1797 which of the armed forces took part in the Nore Mutiny?
Contestant: The air force.


Tipping Point, ITV
Ben Shephard: On which ship did the seaman Fletcher Christian famously lead a mutiny in 1789?
Contestant: The Titanic.

Shephard: Which biblical character did the Dance of the Seven Veils before Herod II?
Contestant: Jesus.


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