Round Britain Quiz

The challenging quiz in which teams representing the regions grapple with problems of lateral thinking and cultural knowledge.

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19970806
19970813

In the second round of radio's most cryptic contest, Nick Clarke presides over teams from Wales and Northern IRELAND.

19970818

Teams from Scotland and the South of ENGLAND tackle cryptic questions in the third round of the challenging quiz.

Chaired by Nick Clarke.

19970820
19970825

Teams from the North of ENGLAND and Northern IRELAND tackle cryptic questions in the fourth round of the challenging quiz.

Chaired by Nick Clarke.

19970827
19970903

Teams from Wales and the South of ENGLAND tackle cryptic questions in the fifth round of the challenging quiz.

Chaired by Nick Clarke.

19970908

Teams from Scotland and the Midlands battle it out in another good-humoured contest of general knowledge.

Nick Clarke is in the chair.

19970910
19970915

Teams from the North of ENGLAND and the Midlands battle it out in another round of the general knowledge contest.

Nick Clarke is in the chair.

19970917
19970922

Teams from Northern IRELAND and Wales battle it out in another round of the general knowledge contest.

Nick Clarke is in the chair.

19970924
19971001

Nick Clarke hosts another round of the wide-ranging quiz - a rematch between the South of ENGLAND and Scotland.

19971006

Northern IRELAND take on the North of ENGLAND for another round of the wide-ranging quiz.

Nick Clarke is in the chair.

19971008
19971013

Nick Clarke hosts another round of the wide-ranging quiz.

The South of ENGLAND take on Scotland in a rematch.

19971015

The South of ENGLAND take on Wales in another battle of wits and lateral thinking.

Nick Clarke is in the chair.

19971020

Nick Clarke hosts the last in the present series of the wide-ranging quiz.

Midlands v Scotland.

19971022

Nick Clarke hosts the last in the present series of the wide-ranging quiz, in which the Midlands take on Scotland.

South Of England V Scotland19970929

Nick Clarke hosts another round of the wide-ranging quiz.

The South of ENGLAND take on Scotland in a rematch.

Wales V South Of England19970901

Wales and the South of ENGLAND battle it out in another contest of wit and wisdom.

Nick Clarke is in the chair.

0219970811

In the second round of radio's most cryptic contest, Nick Clarke presides over teams from Wales and Northern IRELAND.

1990011990012919900131

First broadcast on 1990-01-29

Producer: P.

JACKSON

Next in series: 2

Previous in series: LONDON VS WALES AND WEST

Description

Gordon CLOUGH & Louis ALLEN preside over another in the series of the urbane

Subject Categories

quiz shows (programme format)

Broadcast history

29 Jan 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

31 Jan 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Gordon Clough

Louis Allen

Paul Jackson (Producer)

Jack Jones (Speaker)

Irene Thomas (Speaker)

Eric Korn (Speaker)

Bill Russell (Speaker)

Recorded on 1989-11-28.

1990021990020519900207

First broadcast on 1990-02-05

Producer: P.

JACKSON

Next in series: 3

Previous in series: 1

Description

Gordon CLOUGH & Louis ALLEN preside over another in the series of the urbane

Subject Categories

quiz shows (programme format)

Broadcast history

05 Feb 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

07 Feb 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Gordon Clough

Louis Allen

Paul Jackson (Producer)

Irene Thomas (Speaker)

John Norwich (Speaker)

Peter Oppenheimer (Speaker)

Eric Korn (Speaker)

Recorded on 1989-11-29.

1990031990021219900214

First broadcast on 1990-02-12

Producer: P.JACKSON

Next in series: 4

Previous in series: 2

Description

Gordon CLOUGH & Louis ALLEN preside over another in the series of the urbane

Subject Categories

quiz shows (programme format)

Broadcast history

12 Feb 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

14 Feb 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Gordon Clough

Louis Allen

Paul Jackson (Producer)

Irene Thomas (Speaker)

Eric Korn (Speaker)

Colin Bell (Speaker)

Joyce Mcmillan (Speaker)

Recorded on 1989-11-30.

1990041990021919900221

First broadcast on 1990-02-19

Producer: PAUL Z.

JACKSON

Next in series: 5

Previous in series: 3

Description

Gordon CLOUGH & Louis ALLEN preside over another in the series of the urbane

Subject Categories

quiz shows (programme format)

Broadcast history

19 Feb 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

21 Feb 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Gordon Clough

Louis Allen

Paul Jackson (Producer)

Irene Thomas (Speaker)

Eric Korn (Speaker)

Paul Barker (Speaker)

Margaret Lesser (Speaker)

Recorded on 1989-12-06.

1990051990022619900228

First broadcast on 1990-02-26

Producer: P.

JACKSON

Next in series: 6

Previous in series: 4

Description

Gordon CLOUGH & Louis ALLEN preside over another in the series of the urbane

Subject Categories

quiz shows (programme format)

Broadcast history

26 Feb 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

28 Feb 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Gordon Clough

Louis Allen

Paul Jackson (Producer)

Irene Thomas (Speaker)

Eric Korn (Speaker)

Patrick Fitzpatrick (Speaker)

Maurice Hayes (Speaker)

Recorded on 1989-12-07.

1990061990030519900307

First broadcast on 1990-03-05

Producer: P.Z.

JACKSON

Next in series: 7

Previous in series: 5

Description

Gordon CLOUGH & Louis ALLEN preside over another in the series of the urbane

Subject Categories

quiz shows (programme format)

Broadcast history

05 Mar 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

07 Mar 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Gordon Clough

Louis Allen

Paul Jackson (Producer)

Jack Jones (Speaker)

Irene Thomas (Speaker)

Eric Korn (Speaker)

Bill Russell (Speaker)

Recorded on 1989-11-28.

1990071990031219900314

First broadcast on 1990-03-12

Producer: P.

JACKSON

Next in series: 19 March 1990

Previous in series: 6

Description

Gordon CLOUGH & Louis ALLEN preside over another in the series of the urbane

Subject Categories

quiz shows (programme format)

Broadcast history

12 Mar 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

14 Mar 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Gordon Clough

Louis Allen

Paul Jackson (Producer)

Irene Thomas (Speaker)

John Norwich (Speaker)

Peter Oppenheimer (Speaker)

Eric Korn (Speaker)

Recorded on 1989-11-29.

1990081990031919900321

First broadcast on 1990-03-19

Producer: P JACKSON

Next in series: 9

Previous in series: 7

Description

Gordon CLOUGH & Louis ALLEN preside over another in the series of the urbane

Subject Categories

quiz shows (programme format)

Broadcast history

19 Mar 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

21 Mar 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Gordon Clough

Louis Allen

Paul Jackson (Producer)

Irene Thomas (Speaker)

Eric Korn (Speaker)

Colin Bell (Speaker)

Joyce Mcmillan (Speaker)

Recorded on 1989-11-30.

1990091990032619900328

First broadcast on 1990-03-26

Producer: P.

JACKSON

Next in series: 02 April 1990

Previous in series: 19 March 1990

Description

Gordon CLOUGH & Louis ALLEN preside over another in the series of the urbane

Subject Categories

quiz shows (programme format)

Broadcast history

26 Mar 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

28 Mar 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Gordon Clough

Louis Allen

Paul Jackson (Producer)

Irene Thomas (Speaker)

Eric Korn (Speaker)

Paul Barker (Speaker)

Margaret Lesser (Speaker)

Recorded on 1989-12-06.

1990101990040219900404

First broadcast on 1990-04-02

Next in series: 1

Previous in series: 9

Description

Gordon CLOUGH & Louis ALLEN preside over another in the series of the urbane

Subject Categories

quiz shows (programme format)

Broadcast history

02 Apr 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

04 Apr 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Gordon Clough

Louis Allen

Paul Jackson (Producer)

Irene Thomas (Speaker)

Eric Korn (Speaker)

Patrick Fitzpatrick (Speaker)

Maurice Hayes (Speaker)

Recorded on 1989-12-07.

1995011995091819950920

First broadcast on 1995-09-18

Producer: A.

MARES

Next in series: 2/10

Previous in series: 10/10

Description

Gordon CLOUGH & Anthony QUINTON preside over another in the series of the

Subject Categories

quiz shows (programme format)

Broadcast history

18 Sep 1995 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

20 Sep 1995 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Gordon Clough

Anthony Quinton

Amanda Mares (Producer)

Irene Thomas (Speaker)

John Norwich (Speaker)

Peter Oppenheimer (Speaker)

Eric Korn (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-05-23.

1995021995092519950927

First broadcast on 1995-09-25

Producer: A.

MARES

Next in series: 3/10

Previous in series: 1/10

Description

Gordon CLOUGH & Anthony QUINTON preside over another in the series of the

Subject Categories

quiz shows (programme format)

Broadcast history

25 Sep 1995 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

27 Sep 1995 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Gordon Clough

Anthony Quinton

Amanda Mares (Producer)

Irene Thomas (Speaker)

Eric Korn (Speaker)

Owen Edwards (Speaker)

Peter Stead (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-06-04.

199719970804

Nick Clarke presides as teams from around the UK compete to solve cryptic questions in a bid to become overall champions of the series.

1998011998092119980927

South Of England V Midlands

1998021998092819981004

Nick Clarke presides over radio's most fiendish quiz.

This week, Michael Schmidt and Diana Collecott of the North of ENGLAND team meet Michael Alexander and Alan Taylor from Scotland.

1998031998100519981011

Nick Clarke presides over radio's most fiendish quiz.

This week, Antonia Fraser and Brian J Ford of the Midlands take on Polly Devlin and Brian Feeney of Northern IRELAND.

1998041998101219981018

Nick Clarke chairs round four of this year's competition, in which the Welsh team of Patrick Hannan and Peter Stead meet Michael Schmidt and Diana Collecott of the north of ENGLAND.

1998051998101919981025

Nick Clarke presides over the cultural quiz.

This week, Northern IRELAND takes on the South of ENGLAND.

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This week, Patrick Hannan and Peter Stead from Wales meet Michael Alexander and Alan Taylor from Scotland to tackle Nick Clarke's convoluted puzzles.

/ Nick Clarke presides over the cultural quiz.

Patrick Hannan and Peter Stead of Wales meet Michael Alexander and Alan Taylor of Scotland.

199807South Of England V Midlands1998110219981108

A chance for the South of ENGLAND to get their own back on the Midlands, who beat them narrowly the last time they met.

Nick Clarke is on hand to see fair play.

1998081998110919981115

Scotland returns to battle against the North of ENGLAND in the weekly contest of sharpened wits.

Nick Clarke asks the questions.

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Polly Devlin and Brian Feeney for Northern IRELAND take on Antonia Fraser and Brian J Ford for the Midlands in this edition of radio's longest-running quiz.

Nick Clarke adjudicates.

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Will the North of ENGLAND team - Michael Schmidt and Diana Collecott - get their own back on Wales's Peter Stead and Patrick Hannan, having been beaten earlier in the series? Nick Clarke is in the chair.

/ Will the North of ENGLAND team - Michael Schmidt and Diana Collecott - get their own back against Wales's Peter Stead and Patrick Hannan, having been beaten earlier in the series? Nick Clarke is in the chair.

1998111998113019981206

Answering Nick Clarke's fiendish questions today are Fred Housego and Marcel BERLINs for the South of ENGLAND and Polly Devlin and Brian Feeney for Northern IRELAND.

199812 LAST1998120719981213

This year's competition reaches its climax as Wales makes a determined bid to win all four of its matches.

Patrick Hannan and Peter Stead take on Scots Michael Alexander and Alan Taylor in the final programme of the series.

199901South Of England V Midlands1999082019990822

The cryptic quiz returns with Nick Clarke in the chair.

Fred Housego and Marcel BERLINs for the South of ENGLAND take on Antonia Fraser and Brian J Ford representing the Midlands.

1999021999082719990829

Nick Clarke hosts round two of the cryptic quiz.

Michael Schmidt and Diana Collecott from the north of ENGLAND play Polly Devlin and Brian Feeney from Northern IRELAND.

1999031999090319990905

Nick Clarke hosts round three of the cryptic quiz.

Fred Housego and Marcel BERLINs from the south of ENGLAND play Patrick Hannan and Peter Stead from Wales.

1999041999091019990912

Nick Clarke hosts round four of the cryptic quiz.

The north of ENGLAND take on Scotland, with Michael Schmidt and Diana Collecott against Alan Taylor and Michael Alexander

1999051999091719990919

Nick Clarke hosts round five of the cryptic quiz.

This week Wales take on the Midlands.

With panellists Brian Ford, Antonia Fraser, Patrick Hannan and Peter Stead.

1999061999092419990926

Nick Clarke hosts round six of the cryptic quiz.

This week, Northern IRELAND v Scotland.

With panellists Polly Devin, Brian Feeney, Alan Taylor and Michael Alexander

1999071999100119991003

Nick Clarke hosts round seven of the cryptic quiz.

This week sees the rematch between the Midlands and the south of ENGLAND.

1999081999100819991010

Nick Clarke hosts round eight of the cryptic quiz.

This week Brian Feeney and Polly Devlin representing Northern IRELAND take on Diana Collecott and Michael Schmide of the north of ENGLAND.

199909Wales V South Of England1999101519991017

Nick Clarke hosts round nine of the cryptic quiz.

This week Patrick Hannan and Peter Stead representing Wales take on Marcel BERLINs and Fred Housego of the south of ENGLAND.

1999101999102219991024

Nick Clarke hosts round ten of the cryptic quiz.

This week sees the rematch between the north of ENGLAND and Scotland.

1999111999102919991031

Nick Clarke hosts the penultimate round of the cryptic quiz.

This week, Antonia Fraser and Brian J Ford of the Midlands take on the might of last year's champions, Patrick Hannan and Peter Stead of Wales.

199912 LAST1999110519991107

Nick Clarke hosts the final round of the cryptic quiz.

This week's contestants represent Scotland and Northern IRELAND.

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Chaired by Nick Clarke.

Brian J Ford and Philippa Gregory for the Midlands take on reigning champions Patrick Hannan and Peter Stead for Wales.

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Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz, with Fred Housego and Marcel BERLINs for the South of ENGLAND taking on Michael Schmidt and Diana Collecott for the North.

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Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz.

Brian J Ford and Philippa Gregory for the Midlands take on Polly Devlin and Brian Feeney for Northern IRELAND.

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Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz.

Patrick Hannan and Peter Stead for Wales take on Scots Michael Alexander and Alan Taylor

200005North Of England V Northern Ireland20000719

Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz.

Diana Collecott and Michael Schmidt for the north of ENGLAND take on Polly Devlin and Brian Feeney for Northern IRELAND.

200006South Of England V Scotland20000726

Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz.

Fred Housego and Marcel BERLINs for the south of ENGLAND take on Michael Alexander and Alan Taylor for Scotland.

200007Midlands V Wales20000802

Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz.

Brian J Ford and Philippa Gregory for the Midlands take on Patrick Hannan and Peter Stead for Wales.

200008North Of England V South Of England20000809

Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz.

This week Michael Schmidt and Diana Collecott for the North of ENGLAND take on Fred Housego and Marcel BERLINs for the South.

200009Northern Ireland V Midlands20000816

Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz.

This week Polly Devlin and Brian Feeney for Northern IRELAND take on Philippa Gregory and Brian J Ford for the Midlands.

200010Scotland V Wales20000823

Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz.

Scotland v Wales.

Alan Taylor, Michael Alexander, Patrick Hannan and Peter Stead answer the questions.

200011Northern Ireland V North Of England20000830

Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz with Brian Feeney and Polly Devlin for Northern IRELAND v Diana Collecott and Michael Schmidt for the north of ENGLAND.

200012 LASTScotland V South Of England20000906

Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz with Alan Taylor and Michael Alexander for Scotland v Marcel BERLINs and Fred Housego for the south of ENGLAND.

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Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz.

The Midlands take on the South of ENGLAND / Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz.

Wales take on the Midlands.

200102North Of England V Northern Ireland2001112620011215

Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz.

The North of ENGLAND take on defending champions Northern IRELAND.

200103North Of England V Scotland2001122420020105

Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz.

North of ENGLAND take on Scotland.

200104Northern Ireland V Wales2001123120020112

Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz.

Northern IRELAND take on Wales.

200105South Of England V Scotland2002010720020119

Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz.

The South of ENGLAND play Scotland.

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Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz.

Northern IRELAND take on the North of ENGLAND / Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz.

Northern IRELAND take on Wales.

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Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz.

The North of ENGLAND takes on Scotland / Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz.

The South of ENGLAND play Scotland.

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Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz.

Northern IRELAND take on the North of ENGLAND / Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz.

The Midlands take on Wales.

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Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz.

The North of ENGLAND takes on Scotland.

The Midlands take on Wales / Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz.

Scotland take on the North of ENGLAND.

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Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz.

The North of ENGLAND takes on Scotland.

The Midlands take on Wales / Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz.

Scotland take on the North of ENGLAND.

200111Northern Ireland V Wales2002021120020223

Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz.

Northern IRELAND take on Wales.

200112 LASTFinal - Scotland V South Of England2002021820020302

Nick Clarke chairs final programme in this year's series of the cryptic quiz.

Scotland take on the South of ENGLAND for the championship.

Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz.

Northern IRELAND take on Wales.

200113 LASTNorthern Ireland V Wales2002021820020309

Nick Clarke chairs final programme in this year's series of the cryptic quiz.

Scotland take on the South of ENGLAND for the championship.

Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz.

Northern IRELAND take on Wales.

200114 LASTFinal - Scotland V South Of England2002022520020316

Nick Clarke chairs final programme in this year's series of the cryptic quiz.

Scotland take on the South of ENGLAND for the championship.

200301Northern Ireland V South Of England2002123020030104

Nick Clarke chairs radio's most cryptic quiz.

Northern IRELAND take on the South of ENGLAND.

200302Midlands V Wales2003010620030111

The Midlands take on defending champions Wales.

200303North Of England V Scotland2003011320030118

Nick Clarke chairs radio's most cryptic quiz.

The North of ENGLAND take on Scotland.

200304Wales V Northern Ireland2003012020030125

Nick Clarke chairs radio's most cryptic quiz.

Wales play Northern IRELAND.

200305North Of England V South Of England2003012720030201

Nick Clarke chairs radio's most cryptic quiz.

The North of ENGLAND team of Michael Schmidt and Diana Collecott take on Fred Housego and Marcel BERLINs for the South of ENGLAND.

200306Midlands V Scotland2003020320030208

Nick Clarke chairs radio's most cryptic quiz.

The Midlands take on Scotland.

200307South Of England V Northern Ireland2003021020030215

Nick Clarke chairs radio's most cryptic quiz.

The South of ENGLAND team of Fred Housego and Marcel BERLINs take on the Northern IRELAND duo of Brian Feeney and Polly Devlin.

200308Midlands V Wales2003021720030222
200309North Of England V Scotland2003022420030301

Nick Clarke chairs radio's most cryptic quiz.

This week's round pits the North of ENGLAND against Scotland.

200310Northern Ireland V Wales2003030320030308

Nick Clarke chairs radio's most cryptic quiz.

This week's round pits Polly Devlin and Brian Feeney, representing Northern IRELAND, against Peter Stead and Patrick Hannan of Wales.

200311South Of England V North Of England2003031020030315

Nick Clarke chairs radio's most cryptic quiz.

This week's round pits the South of ENGLAND against the North of ENGLAND.

200312 LASTMidlands V Scotland2003031720030322
200401South Of England V North Of England2004011920040124

Nick Clarke returns with the cryptic quiz.

Fred Housego and Marcel BERLINs of the South of ENGLAND take on Michael Schmidt and Diana Collecott of the North of ENGLAND.

200402Scotland V Northern Ireland2004012620040131

The teams from Scotland and Northern IRELAND tackle Nick Clarke's cryptic and entertaining questions.

200403Wales V Midlands2004020220040207

The title holders Wales take on the Midlands in the third match of the new series of radio's most fiendish quiz.

Nick Clarke is in the chair.

200404South Of England V Scotland2004020920040214

Nick Clarke presents the cryptic cultural quiz.

Fred Housego and Marcel BERLINs represent the South of ENGLAND against Alan Taylor and Michael Alexander of Scotland.

200405North Of England V Midlands2004021620040221

Nick Clarke chairs the fiendish cryptic quiz, with the North of ENGLAND lining up against the Midlands.

Producer Paul Bajoria.

200406Wales V Northern Ireland2004022320040228

Nick Clarke asks the questions as Wales take on Northern IRELAND.

200407South Of England V North Of England2004030120040306

The latest edition of the cryptic quiz pits the South of ENGLAND against the North of ENGLAND.

Nick Clarke is in the chair.

200408Northern Ireland V Scotland2004030820040313
200409Midlands V Wales2004031520040320

Nick Clarke presents the cryptic cultural quiz.

The ninth match of the series features teams from the Midlands and Wales.

200410Scotland V South Of England2004032220040327

Nick Clarke presents the cryptic cultural quiz.

The tenth match of the series features teams from Scotland and the South of ENGLAND.

200411Midlands V North Of England2004032920040403

Nick Clarke presents the cryptic cultural quiz.

The eleventh match of the series features teams from the Midlands and the North of ENGLAND.

200412 LASTNorthern Ireland V Wales2004040520040410

Nick Clarke presents the cryptic cultural quiz.

The final match of the series features teams from Northern IRELAND and Wales.

200501South Of England V North Of England2005021420050219

Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic cultural quiz.

Fred Housego and Marcel BERLINs for the South of ENGLAND face Philippa Gregory and Diana Collecott of the North of ENGLAND.

200502Northern Ireland V Wales2005022120050226

Nick Clarke chairs another round of the challenging cryptic quiz, with Patrick Hannan, Peter Stead, Polly Devlin and Brian Feeney.

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Nick Clarke chairs another round of the challenging cryptic quiz, with Rosalind Miles, Stephen Maddock, Fred Housego and Marcel BERLINs.

200504Scotland V North Of England2005030720050312
200505Midlands V Northern Ireland2005031420050319

Nick Clarke chairs another round of the cryptic quiz.

The Midlands team of Rosalind Miles and Stephen Maddock play Brian Feeney and Polly Devlin of Northern IRELAND.

200506Wales V Scotland2005032120050326

Nick Clarke chairs another round of the challenging cryptic quiz featuring teams from Wales and Scotland.

200507South Of England V North Of England2005032820050402

Marcel BERLINs and Fred Housego of the South of ENGLAND team play Diana Collecott and Philippa Gregory of the North of ENGLAND.

200508Northern Ireland V Wales2005040420050409

Nick Clarke chairs another round of the challenging cryptic quiz.

This edition features teams from Northern IRELAND and Wales.

200509South Of England V Midlands2005041120050416

Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz.

Fred Housego and Marcel BERLINs, representing the South of ENGLAND, play the Midlands team of Stephen Maddock and Rosalind Miles.

20051020050423

Nick Clarke is joined by Diana Collecott, Philippa Gregory, Alan Taylor and Michael Alexander for the latest round of the fiendish quiz.

200511Northern Ireland V Midlands20050430
200512 LASTScotland V Wales20050507

Nick Clarke chairs the last contest in this year's series, with the overall champions still undecided.

Can Scotland or Wales take the crown this year?

2007012007061820070623

Tom Sutcliffe chairs radio's most fiendish quiz, with cryptic questions drawing on unpredictable fields of knowledge.

Defending champions Scotland play the Midlands in the first contest.

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Tom Sutcliffe chairs radio's most fiendish quiz, with cryptic questions drawing on unpredictable fields of knowledge.

Wales take on the South of England.

Featuring Patrick Hannan, Peter Stead, Marcel Berlins and Fred Housego.

200703Northern Ireland V North Of England2007070220070707

Tom Sutcliffe chairs radio's most fiendish quiz, with cryptic questions drawing on unpredictable fields of knowledge.

Northern Ireland take on the North of England.

The panellists are Polly Devlin, Brian Feeney, Michael Schmidt and Diana Collecott

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Tom Sutcliffe chairs radio's most fiendish quiz, with cryptic questions drawing on unpredictable fields of knowledge.

The South of England and The Midlands are both attempting to secure their first victory of the current series.

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Tom Sutcliffe asks the questions in the contest of general knowledge and lateral thinking.

The teams are from the North of England and Scotland.

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Tom Sutcliffe asks the questions in the cryptic general knowledge quiz.

Northern Ireland take on Wales, with panellists Polly Devlin, Brian Feeney, Peter Stead and Patrick Hannan

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Tom Sutcliffe chairs the cryptic general knowledge quiz.

The Midlands take on Scotland, with panellists Rosalind Miles, Stephen Maddock, Alan Taylor and Michael Alexander

200708The South Of England Team Meets Wales2007080620070811
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Tom Sutcliffe chairs the cryptic general knowledge quiz.

The North of England team meets Northern Ireland.

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The South of England team meets the Midlands.

With Rosalind Miles, Stephen Maddock, Fred Housego and Marcel Berlins.

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Tom Sutcliffe chairs the cryptic general knowledge quiz.

The North of England team meets Scotland.

With Michael Alexander, Alan Taylor, Diana Collecott and Michael Schmidt.

200712 LAST*2007090320070908

Tom Sutcliffe chairs the cryptic general knowledge quiz.

Wales meet Northern Ireland.

With Patrick Hannan, Peter Stead, Polly Devlin and Brian Feeney.

200801*2008062320080628

Tom Sutcliffe chairs the cryptic general knowledge quiz.

The North of England team meets Scotland.

With Michael Alexander, Alan Taylor, Diana Collecott and Michael Schmidt.

200802The Midlands Team Meets Wales *2008063020080705
200803Northern Ireland Take On Scotland *2008070720080712
200804The South Of England Take On The North Of England *2008071420080719
200805The Midlands Take On Northern Ireland * *2008072120080726
200806Wales Take On The South Of England * *2008072820080802
200807The North Of England Take On Scotland * *2008080420080809
200808Wales Take On The Midlands *2008081120080816
200809Scotland Take On Northern Ireland * *2008081820080823
200810The North Of England Take On The South Of England *2008082520080830
200811Northern Ireland Take On The Midlands * *2008090120080906
200812 LASTWales Take On The South Of England *2008090820080913
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Tom Sutcliffe chairs the cryptic general knowledge quiz, featuring the defending champions, the Midlands, taking on the south of England.

Tom Sutcliffe chairs.

The Midlands take on the south of England.

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Tom Sutcliffe chairs the cryptic general knowledge quiz, featuring teams from Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Tom Sutcliffe chairs.

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(1/12) Tom Sutcliffe returns with a new series of the perennial cryptic panel quiz, which has been running on BBC radio since 1947.

Six teams from around the UK compete to unravel the programme's trademark convoluted questions.

Literature, history, nostalgia, music, entertainment, etymology and the natural world are among the topics routinely encompassed by Round Britain Quiz questions - often all at once.

The teams need to be able to draw on the widest possible range of knowledge and employ all their powers of lateral thinking.

As ever, the series title will be awarded to the team who score the most victories from the four contests in which they appear.

Last year's series win for the Welsh was a fitting swan-song for the late Patrick Hannan and his team-mate Peter Stead.

This year Wales is represented by former Mastermind champion and 'Who Wants To Be A Millionare' winner, David Edwards, partnering the satirist and playwright Myfanwy Alexander.

In the first programme the South of England team, regulars Fred Housego and Marcel Berlins, play the Midlands team of writer Rosalind Miles and Stephen Maddock, Chief Executive of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Northern Ireland field the writer Polly Devlin and the respected journalist and historian Brian Feeney.

The North of England team pairs writer and publisher Michael Schmidt with the novelist Adele Geras, and the regular team members for Scotland are writer and critic Michael Alexander and journalist Alan Taylor.

As ever, many of the questions in the series have been suggested by listeners.

Each programme closes with a 'cliffhanger' question, also available on the show's webpages, to which Tom will reveal the answer the following week.

Producer Paul Bajoria.

Tom Sutcliffe chairs.

With teams from the Midlands and the south of England.

Tom Sutcliffe returns with a new series of the perennial cryptic panel quiz, which has been running on BBC radio since 1947.

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(2/12) Tom Sutcliffe chairs the second programme in the 2010 series of Radio 4's evergreen quiz of cryptic clues and unlikely connections.

Critic Michael Alexander and journalist Alan Taylor, of Scotland, return to face publisher Michael Schmidt and novelist Adele Geras, representing the North of England.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

Tom Sutcliffe chairs.

With teams from Scotland and the North of England.

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(3/12) Tom Sutcliffe is in the chair for the third contest in the 2010 series.

The new Welsh partnership of David Edwards and Myfanwy Alexander takes to the air for the first time, facing Northern Ireland regulars Polly Devlin and Brian Feeney.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

Tom Sutcliffe chairs.

With teams from Wales and Northern Ireland.

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(4/12) The fourth contest in the 2010 series of the cryptic panel quiz pits the South of England (Fred Housego and Marcel Berlins) against the North of England (Michael Schmidt and Adele Geras).

Tom Sutcliffe is in the chair, and Tom will also have the answer to last week's cliffhanger puzzle.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

Tom Sutcliffe chairs.

With teams from the south of England and the north of England.

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(5/12) Tom Sutcliffe asks the trademark cryptic questions in the latest heat of the long-running quiz.

The Welsh team of David Edwards and Myfanwy Alexander compete with the Scots, Alan Taylor and Michael Alexander.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

Tom Sutcliffe chairs.

With teams from Wales and Scotland.

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Their previous appearances left both the Midlands (Stephen Maddock and Rosalind Miles) and Northern Ireland (Polly Devlin and Brian Feeney) needing a win.

Which of them will triumph today?

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(7/12) The teams from the South of England and The Midlands clash for the second time in the current series.

Rosalind Miles and Stephen Maddock of the Midlands will be hoping for sweet revenge against Fred Housego and Marcel Berlins of the South of England, who defeated them last time they met.

Tom Sutcliffe is in the chair.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

Tom Sutcliffe chairs.

With teams from the Midlands and the South of England.

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(8/12) Tom Sutcliffe chairs a return match between Michael Schmidt and Adele Geras of the North of England, playing Alan Taylor and Michael Alexander of Scotland.

Tom also has the answer to the cliffhanger question from last week.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

Tom Sutcliffe chairs as the North of England take on Scotland.

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The Welsh team of David Edwards and Myfanwy Alexander are looking for their third victory of the series, this time taking on Polly Devlin and Brian Feeney of Northern Ireland.

Tom Sutcliffe puts the notoriously fiendish cryptic questions to the teams.

Producer Paul Bajoria.

Tom Sutcliffe chairs as Wales take on Northern Ireland.

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(10/12) The teams from the North of England and the South of England return for a revenge fixture, in the game of fiendish connections and lateral thinking.

The questionmaster is Tom Sutcliffe.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

Tom Sutcliffe chairs as The North of England take on the South of England.

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(11/12) The 2010 series reaches the penultimate contest, with Scotland badly needing a win and Wales going all-out for their fourth victory out of four.

Tom Sutcliffe asks the questions, with Alan Taylor and Michael Alexander appearing for Scotland, and Myfanwy Alexander and David Edwards representing Wales.

Producer Paul Bajoria.

Tom Sutcliffe chairs as Wales take on Scotland.

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(12/12) The last contest of the 2010 series pits Northern Ireland against The Midlands.

By Round Britain Quiz tradition, all of the questions in the last edition are provided by listeners.

Tom Sutcliffe is the questionmaster, with Polly Devlin and Brian Feeney playing for Northern Ireland, opposite Stephen Maddock and Rosalind Miles for The Midlands.

Can anyone catch the Welsh in the race for the series title?

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

Tom Sutcliffe chairs as Northen Ireland take on the Midlands.

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Tom Sutcliffe is in the chair for the first contest in the 2011 series of radio's longest-lived quiz.

Tackling the cryptic clues and devious lateral thinking puzzles today are Marcel Berlins and Fred Housego of the South of England, opposite Diana Collecott and Jim Coulson representing the North.

Other regulars appearing in the new series include Polly Devlin and Brian Feeney of Northern Ireland, Stephen Maddock and Rosalind Miles of the Midlands, and the defending champions David Edwards and Myfanwy Alexander of Wales.

Each week Tom will also present a teaser question for listeners to tackle, with the answer revealed at the beginning of the following edition.

As always, the series also includes a wide selection of questions written by RBQ listeners in an attempt to outwit the panel.

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Another two of the regular teams join Tom Sutcliffe for the notoriously devious quiz of lateral thinking and fiendish connections.

This week Michael Alexander and Alan Taylor of Scotland take on Stephen Maddock and Rosalind Miles of The Midlands.

Tom will be revealing the answer to last week's teaser: he asked what stature is shared by a French international who played for Arsenal and Chelsea, an anonymous author, and the straight man in a 1970s double-act.

There will be plenty more puzzles along similar lines for the panellists to tackle, including, as usual, some devised by Round Britain Quiz listeners.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

Tom Sutcliffe chairs the game of lateral thinking and cryptic connections.

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Can you explain how Superman's father, plus 'The Body', plus Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, could equal 150?

The answer to this and other cryptic questions will be revealed in this week's Round Britain Quiz, with Tom Sutcliffe.

The North of England team, wood scientist Jim Coulson and literary critic Diana Collecott, take on the Welsh pairing of David Edwards and Myfanwy Alexander, who are beginning the defence of their Round Britain Quiz champions' title.

As always, the questions range across high and low culture, science, sport and history - and include a number of devious suggestions from Round Britain Quiz listeners.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

Tom Sutcliffe chairs the game of lateral thinking and cryptic connections.

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Tom Sutcliffe welcomes the teams from the South of England and Northern Ireland to the fiendish contest of lateral thinking.

In the latest heat Marcel Berlins and Fred Housego play for the South of England, while the Northern Ireland regulars are the novelist Polly Devlin and historian Brian Feeney.

As always, the questions draw on the deepest recesses of the contestants' memory stores in science, history, sport, and high and popular culture.

Tom will also have the answer to last week's teaser question which was:

Why might a hawk have its eye on a play by Goldsmith, the home of Harlequins, and the entrance to a New York tenement?

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

Tom Sutcliffe is joined by teams from the South of England and Northern Ireland.

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Tom Sutcliffe welcomes Wales and the Midlands for their second contest in the current series of the cryptic quiz.

David Edwards and Myfanwy Alexander play for Wales, while Stephen Maddock and Rosalind Miles are the Midlands team.

Among the puzzles they face today is: why could Michael Caine on Tyneside, Peter Falk in Los Angeles, and half of Starsky and Hutch, also be heard in Asia?

Tom will also have the answer to last week's cliffhanger puzzle, and there'll be the usual devious contributions from Round Britain Quiz listeners.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

Tom Sutcliffe is joined by teams from Wales and the Midlands.

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What did Anne Boleyn almost certainly not have which blues musician Hound Dog Taylor, music hall star Little Tich, and Dr Hannibal Lecter, definitely did?

That's the question Tom Sutcliffe asked listeners to think about at the end of last week's Round Britain Quiz - and he's back with the answer, along with a host of other cryptic questions in the latest contest between Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Michael Alexander and Alan Taylor play for Scotland, against Polly Devlin and Brian Feeney of Northern Ireland.

You can play along too, by taking a look at the questions on the Round Britain Quiz pages of the Radio 4 website.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

Tom Sutcliffe chairs the game of lateral thinking and cryptic connections.

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The South of England are preparing to avenge their recent defeat by the North of England as they clash again in Round Britain Quiz.

Marcel Berlins and Fred Housego, the regular South of England team, are hoping to get their own back on Jim Coulson and Diana Collecott of the North.

Tom Sutcliffe chairs the good-natured contest of intellectual convolutions and cryptic connections.

There'll be the usual fiendish questions devised by Round Britain Quiz listeners, as well as musical connections to unravel.

Tom will also have the answer to last week's cliff-hanger question, which was: what is common to Tchaikovsky, Lenin, and the protagonist of a Tolstoy short story?

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

The South of England do battle against the North of England.

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What should you change in order to make an Italian broadcaster tell you about the state of the economy - and why could a further change be painful?

Tom Sutcliffe posed this teaser at the end of the previous edition of Round Britain Quiz, and he returns today with the answer - along with many more convoluted puzzles to test the ingenuity of the panel.

This week the Scots, Alan Taylor and Michael Alexander, take on the Midlands team of Rosalind Miles and Stephen Maddock.

As always, the questions require the teams to dredge their memory banks for everything from Classical mythology to popular music, and from literature to sport.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

Tom Sutcliffe chairs the game of cryptic connections and mental contortion.

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Wales take on the North of England in the latest contest of cryptic connections, in Round Britain Quiz.

Joining chairman Tom Sutcliffe are the regular Welsh team of David Edwards and Myfanwy Alexander, and playing for the North of England are Jim Coulson and Diana Collecott.

They'll need all their powers of lateral thinking, and will have to marshal their knowledge of science, literature, sport, history, music and popular culture in order to tackle the programme's notoriously contorted questions.

As usual, there are question ideas from Round Britain Quiz listeners among them - and you can find out how to send in your own suggestions for questions to outwit the regulars.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

Tom Sutcliffe chairs the long-running lateral thinking quiz.

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Northern Ireland take on the South of England in the game of lateral thinking and cryptic connections, with Tom Sutcliffe in the chair to ensure all is fair.

The last time these teams faced one another, the South of England won - will the tables be turned today?

The writer Polly Devlin and historian Brian Feeney play for Northern Ireland, while the South of England regulars are Fred Housego and Marcel Berlins.

As usual they'll need to dredge their memory banks for chunks of history, literature, music, science, etymology and popular culture, in order to answer Tom's fiendish questions.

The programme also includes a selection of questions suggested by Round Britain Quiz listeners, and Tom will be providing the answer to last week's teaser question: 'If you enjoyed our hospitality with the navigator and the general, you might welcome a night out with Bruce Wayne and Annie - why would this be?'

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What would a philanthropist with an aversion to Mondays, the Goons' harmonica player, and all of the inhabitants of Arnhem, do to a horse?

In answering this week's batch of convoluted questions, Tom Sutcliffe is joined by the teams from The Midlands and Wales, both currently looking like strong contenders for the Round Britain Quiz champions' title this year.

Rosalind Miles and Stephen Maddock of the Midlands take on Myfanwy Alexander and David Edwards of Wales, in what will be the last match this season for both teams.

They'll need all their powers of lateral thinking as usual, along with a healthy store of random information from history, music, sport, literature, popular culture and science.

There are questions supplied by Round Britain Quiz listeners and a chance, as ever, to submit your own ideas.

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If five contains four, and six contains nine, but eight and nine each contain only one, how many will you find in seven?

This and all of the other devious questions in the last edition of the current series have been suggested by listeners, and to tackle them Tom Sutcliffe is joined by the teams from Scotland and Northern Ireland.

As ever, the cryptic questions draw on everything from history to literature, classical music to cinema, physics to football.

At the end of the contest it will become clear which of the six regular teams has taken the Round Britain Quiz champions' title for 2011.

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Tom Sutcliffe is joined by competing teams from the Midlands and the South of England.

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Where would you be most likely to find a durable Welsh-language soap opera, a plant with bell-shaped flowers, and a highwayman hanged in 1670?

This question heralds the start of a new series of radio's longest-running quiz. Tom Sutcliffe is in the chair to welcome the regular panellists from six regions and nations of the UK, who'll be trying over the next three months to solve the programme's trademark cryptic cultural conundrums.

In the first programme of the series, last year's Round Britain Quiz champions - the Midlands pairing of the writer Rosalind Miles and the Chief Executive of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Stephen Maddock - begin the defence of their title. Their opponents are the South of England team, this year consisting of the journalist Marcel Berlins and the author and columnist Marcus Berkmann.

In the coming weeks the regular teams from Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and the North of England will join the fray. Northern Ireland are on home turf this year, as the series is being recorded at a rural hideaway in County Antrim. As always, the programme features a generous helping of questions suggested by listeners. The eclectic references and convoluted connections encompass literature, science, music, etymology, the natural world, history and popular culture of all kinds.

The questions are on the programme's website each week, as is a special 'teaser' question to exercise listeners' brain-cells between broadcasts - with Tom revealing the solution at the beginning of the next edition.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

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Tom Sutcliffe puts more cryptic brain-teasers to the regular panellists in the second contest of the 2012 series, this week featuring the teams from Northern Ireland and Scotland. The Northern Ireland team consists of the writer Polly Devlin and the historian Brian Feeney, while the journalist Alan Taylor and the writer and critic Michael Alexander compete for Scotland.

Among the puzzles they'll have to unravel this week is: Why might the following be said to be on the increase in America - an abattoir, a logical paradox, an auction item and a point of combustion?

Tom will also be providing the answer to the question left unanswered at the end of last week's programme, and, as always, there's a chance for you to suggest your own question ideas with which to baffle the panel.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

Tom Sutcliffe is joined by competing two-person teams from Northern Ireland and Scotland.

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Tom Sutcliffe is joined by competing two-person teams from the Midlands and Wales.

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Wales take on the Midlands in the latest contest of the 2012 series, with Tom Sutcliffe in the chair. Rosalind Miles and Stephen Maddock of the Midlands are defending their champions' title. The Welsh team of Myfanwy Alexander and David Edwards will be hoping to wrest back the trophy this year.

They face the trademark cryptic and complex questions of Round Britain Quiz, which could require knowledge of everything from classical mythology to cinema, and from zoology to pop music.

Tom will also be providing the answer to the question left dangling at the end of the previous programme, which was: 'A castaway composer, a Tom Stoppard play and a football manager with a strong connection to Watford - in which order might you put them on?'

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

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The North of England make their first appearance of the 2012 series in today's edition of the cryptic quiz, with Tom Sutcliffe in the chair. The North of England team consists of the scientist and crossword-setter Jim Coulson and the award winning writer Adele Geras. Opposing them this week are the South of England team of Marcel Berlins and Marcus Berkmann.

As always they'll need to grope for snippets of half-remembered knowledge in all kinds of fields, from classic cinema to children's literature and from the Bible to football. Typical of this week's questions is:

How would you expect Lord Attenborough to address General Melchett's adjutant, the heroine of the Forfarshire, and the 'mother' of Nibs, Slightly, Tootles, Curly and the Twins?

All of this week's questions are laid out on the Round Britain Quiz pages of the Radio 4 website so you can play along with the teams.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

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If an Inn of Court, an anatomy textbook and the Master of Ceremonies in 'Cabaret' are three, how many more are needed to create a publishing sensation?

Tom Sutcliffe puts this and other cryptic questions to the teams in the fifth programme of the current Round Britain Quiz series, who this week represent Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulars for Wales are David Edwards and Myfanwy Alexander, while Polly Devlin and Brian Feeney compete for Northern Ireland.

They'll be groping for half-remembered snippets of knowledge drawing on literature, languages, sport, popular culture, and history both ancient and recent, in order to answer the programme's trademark puzzles.

As usual the programme includes a smattering of question ideas from listeners, and suggestions are always welcome.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

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Teams from the north of England and Scotland do battle in the game of lateral thinking.

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Tom Sutcliffe is in the chair for another cerebral work-out, this week featuring the regulars from the North of England and Scotland. Scientist Jim Coulson and children's author Adele Geras play for the North of England, while the Scots are the critic and translator Michael Alexander and journalist Alan Taylor.

They'll need all their powers of recall and lateral thinking when tackling questions such as:

'Why would Arthur Stanley Jefferson, the first Quebecois Prime Minister of Canada, and a canyon in California, have been out of place at the Olympics?'

As always, the programme features two questions devised by listeners - and all of the questions are laid out on the Round Britain Quiz pages of the BBC Radio 4 website, if you'd like to play along with the teams.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

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Believe it or not, you might confuse an alien's most determined adversary with a talented murderer. Why, and who are they?

Another trademark puzzle opens the latest Round Britain Quiz contest, this week between the South of England and the Midlands. It's the second time these teams have played one another in the current series, and the South of England team of Marcus Berkmann and Marcel Berlins will be hoping to get their own back against the Midlands, Rosalind Miles and Stephen Maddock, who beat them very narrowly in the previous encounter.

They'll need all of their powers of recall and lateral thinking, to weave together the programme's apparently unrelated factual fragments into some logical patterns. Tom Sutcliffe is in the chair to ensure fair play, and to provide gentle good-humoured hints when they seem to be needed.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

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Tom Sutcliffe presides over a contest between teams from Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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Why might you find Julia Roberts and King Lear's daughters on a pedestrian crossing in Louisiana?

This is just the first of the mind-bending puzzles the teams in today's contest have to tackle. Alan Taylor and Michael Alexander of Scotland take on Polly Devlin and Brian Feeney of Northern Ireland, in a return fixture following Northern Ireland's victory a few weeks ago.

Tom Sutcliffe is in the chair, to award points and to give the teams the gentlest of verbal nudges when they seem to be struggling. As usual the programme features two questions devised by Round Britain Quiz listeners. The programme was recorded in County Antrim: but does this give the Northern Ireland team any home advantage?

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

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Tom Sutcliffe puts his mind-bending questions to teams from Wales and the Midlands.

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In Spain, why would Mr Kipling have preferred not only a sponge cake to a woman, but also a crown and a bull?

Tom Sutcliffe puts this and other mind-bending questions to the regulars from Wales and the Midlands, in the latest heat of the cryptic quiz. David Edwards and Myfanwy Alexander play for Wales, while the defending champions from the Midlands are Rosalind Miles and Stephen Maddock. There's a lot at stake, as whichever team wins today's contest may stand a strong chance of taking the Round Britain Quiz title for 2012.

Tom will also have the answer to the question he left unanswered at the end of last week's edition - and will be setting a new teaser for this week.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

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Teams from the south and the north of England compete in the fiendish quiz.

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Why could you be forgiven for thinking a Labour Prime Minister, a Daphne du Maurier novel and a Fred Astaire film had caused a surprising amount of fuss?

Tom Sutcliffe puts this and many other cryptic teasers to the regular panellists from the South of England and the North of England, in the latest contest of the mind-bending quiz. As always, he'll be available to provide just the right amount of help when the teams seem to be struggling - but the more help he has to give them, the fewer points they'll win.

Marcus Berkmann and Marcel Berlins play for the South of England, and Jim Coulson and Adele Geras for the North.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

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Northern Ireland take on the Welsh, in the penultimate clash of the current series.

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What tasteful connection might there be between Carmen Miranda above the neck, Josephine Baker around the waist, and Lady Gaga from head to toe?

Northern Ireland take on the Welsh in the penultimate clash of the current series, and this is just one of the puzzles they'll be asked to unravel this week. Tom Sutcliffe asks the questions and provides the teams with the hints they may need to nudge them towards the solutions - but the more clues they need, the smaller their scores will be.

Polly Devlin and Brian Feeney play for Northern Ireland, and David Edwards and Myfanwy Alexander for Wales. Both will be hoping to add to their tally of victories across the series, to propel them as far as possible up the final table.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

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Tom Sutcliffe chairs the last contest in the current series of the cryptic quiz.

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What's the aesthetic connection between Sewell's horse, Perrault's princess, the object of Spacey's affection, and a South London insect?

Tom Sutcliffe invites the regular teams from Scotland and the North of England to tackle this and other cryptic puzzles, in the last clash of the current series. By tradition, the questions in this final programme have all been suggested by Round Britain Quiz listeners, and the teams will need to be on their mettle to deal with the listeners' ingenuity.

Michael Alexander and Alan Taylor play for Scotland, and Adele Geras and Jim Coulson represent the North of England. Both teams will be making a last-ditch effort to increase their standing in the RBQ league table for 2012. The questions, as always, are available to read on the Round Britain Quiz pages of the BBC Radio 4 website.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.