Examples of British Intelligence:

Here is a collection of trivia
 questions asked by Media personalities together with answers given by their quiz show contestants!



UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE (BBC2)


Jeremy Paxman
: What is another name for 'cherrypickers' and 'cheesemongers'?

Contestant
: Homosexuals.

Paxman
: No. They're regiments in the British Army who will be very upset with you.



BEG, BORROW OR STEAL (BBC2)


Jamie Theakston
: Where do you think Cambridge University is?

Contestant
: Geography isn't my strong point.

Theakston
: There's a clue in the title.

Contestant
: Leicester.



BBC NORFOLK


Stewart White
: Who had a worldwide hit with What A Wonderful World?

Contestant
: I don't know.

White
: I'll give you some clues: what do you call the part between your hand and your elbow?

Contestant
: Arm.

White
: Correct. And if you're not weak, you're...?

Contestant
: Strong.

White
: Correct - and what was Lord Mountbatten's first name?

Contestant
: Louis.

White
: Well, there we are then. So who had a worldwide hit with the song What a Wonderful World?

Contestant
: Frank Sinatra?



LATE SHOW (BBC MIDLANDS)


Alex Trelinski
: What is the capital of Italy?

Contestant
: France.

Trelinski
: France is another country. Try again.

Contestant
: Oh, um, Benidorm.

Trelinski
: Wrong, sorry, let's try another question. In which country is the Parthenon?

Contestant
: Sorry, I don't know.

Trelinski:
 Just guess a country then.

Contestant
: Paris.



THE WEAKEST LINK (BBC2)


Anne Robinson
:- Oscar Wilde, Adolf Hitler and Jeffrey Archer have all written books about their experiences in what:- Prison, or the Conservative Party?

Contestant
: The Conservative Party.



BEACON RADIO (WOLVERHAMPTON)


DJ Mark
: For Pounds 10, what is the nationality of the Pope?

Ruth from Rowley Regis
: I think I know that one. Is it Jewish?

 


UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE


Bamber Gascoigne
: What was Gandhi's first name?

Contestant
: Goosey?



GWR FM (Bristol)


Presenter
: What happened in Dallas on November 22, 1963?

Contestant
: I don't know. I wasn't watching it then.



RTE RADIO 2FM (IRELAND)


Presenter:
 What is the name of the long-running TV comedy show about pensioners: Last Of The ...?

Caller
: Mohicans.



PHIL WOOD SHOW (BBC RADIO MANCHESTER)


Phil
: What's 11 squared?

Contestant
: I don't know.

Phil
: I'll give you a clue. It's two ones with a two in the middle.

Contestant
: Is it five?



RICHARD AND JUDY


Q: Which American actor is married to Nicole Kidman?


A: Forrest Gump.



RICHARD AND JUDY


Leslie
: On which street did Sherlock Holmes live?

Contestant
: Er . . ..

Leslie
: He makes bread . . ..

Contestant
: Er . . ...

Leslie
: He makes cakes . . ...

Contestant
: Kipling Street?



LINCS FM PHONE-IN


Presenter
: Which is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world?

Contestant
: Barcelona.

Presenter
: I was really after the name of a country.

Contestant
: I'm sorry, I don't know the names of any countries in Spain.



NATIONAL LOTTERY (BBC1)


Question
: What is the world's largest continent?

Contestant
: The Pacific.

 


ROCK FM (PRESTON)


Presenter
: Name a film starring Bob Hoskins that is also the name of a famous painting by Leonardo Da Vinci.

Contestant
: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?



THE BIGGEST GAME IN TOWN (ITV)


Steve Le Fevre
: What was signed to bring World War I to an end in 1918?

Contestant
: Magna Carta ?.



JAMES O'BRIEN SHOW (LBC)


O'Brien
: How many kings of England have been called Henry?

Contestant
: Er, well, I know there was a Henry the Eighth ... er ... er ... three?

CHRIS SEARLE SHOW (BBC RADIO
 BRISTOL)


Searle
: In which European country is Mount Etna?

Caller
: Japan.

Searle
: I did say which European country, so in case you didn't hear that, I can let you try again.

Caller
: Er ..... Mexico?



PAUL WAPPAT (BBC RADIO
 NEWCASTLE)


Paul Wappat
: How long did the Six-Day War between Egypt and Israel last?

Contestant
 (after long pause): Fourteen days.


DARYL DENHAM'S DRIVETIME (VIRGIN RADIO)


Daryl Denham
: In which country would you spend shekels?

Contestant
: Holland?

Denham
: Try the next letter of the alphabet.

Contestant
: Iceland? Ireland?

Denham (helpfully
): It's a bad line. Did you say Israel?

Contestant
: No.



PHIL WOOD SHOW (BBC GMR)


Wood
: What 'K' could be described as the Islamic Bible?

Contestant
: Er . .. ..

Wood
: It's got two syllables .. . . Kor . . .

Contestant
: Blimey?

Wood
: Ha ha ha ha, no. The past participle of run . . .

Contestant
: (Silence)

Wood
: OK, try it another way. Today I run, yesterday I . . .

Contestant
: Walked?



THE VAULT


Melanie Sykes
: What is the name given to the condition where the sufferer can fall asleep at any time?

Contestant
: Nostalgia.



LUNCHTIME SHOW (BRMB)


Presenter
: What religion was Guy Fawkes?

Contestant
: Jewish.

Presenter
: That's close enough.



STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON (BBC RADIO 2)


Wright
: Johnny Weissmuller died on this day. Which jungle-swinging character clad only in a loincloth did he play?

Contestant
: Jesus.