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2014/2015 Episode 16

2014/2015 Episode 16

World Premiere: Fri 5 Dec 2014 - 7:00pm GMT [BBC2] (United Kingdom)
Running Time: 29 minutes


John Humphrys invites four more contenders to answer questions in the black chair. The subjects are Doctor Who, lost rivers of London, Brian Epstein and the Anglo-Zulu Wars of 1979.

The Doctor Who round was undertaken by housewife Katy Bateman, who was up first in the quiz and scored 14 with one pass.

  1. In the episode Cold War, which aliens return after an absence of almost 40 years? They were last seen in The Monster of Peladon in 1974.
  2. Who played the War Doctor in the 50th Anniversary episode The Day of the Doctor in November 2013? He first appeared in the episode The Name of The Doctor.
  3. In which episode did the winged statues, the Weeping Angels, first appear? They feed on their victims' potential time energy?
  4. Who does the Doctor describe as a "ghastly old goat" while he and Amy are watching Van Gogh painting in Vincent and the Doctor?
  5. In The Big Bang, the Dalek tells River Song that her records indicate that she will show a particular quality because she is an associate of the Doctor. What quality?
  6. The writer Mark Gatiss appears as a chess-playing space viking in The Wedding of River Song credited under the alias Rondo Axton. What is the character's name?
  7. In The Parting of the Ways, how does the Doctor draw out the time vortex energy from Rose into himself?
  8. Who is Donna about to marry in the beginning of The Runaway Bride when she is transported up to the TARDIS?
  9. In the episode Blink, the Doctor says "people assume time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint it's more like a big ball of Wibbly Wobbly" - what?
  10. In The End of Time part 2 Bernard Cribbins makes his last appearance as the grandfather of Donna Noble. What is his character's name?
  11. The Empty Child begins with the TARDIS responding to a distress call - what colour is this universally recognised signal for danger?
  12. In the episode New Earth, Cassandra tells the Doctor she will leave the body of Rose when she finds one that is younger, and? <passed>
  13. Sarah Jane and which other former companion are reunited with the Doctor after many years in the episode School Reunion?
  14. In The End of Time part 1 what does the Master bang to attract the Doctor to the derelict site near the docks?
  15. What rank is Father Octavian, who leads a party of 20 clerics in pursuit of the Weeping Angels on Alflva Metraxis in the episode The Time of Angels?

PresenterJohn Humphrys
ParticipantKaty Bateman
ParticipantJohn Wheeler
ParticipantBill Carey
ParticipantMichael Wright
Production Team
Lighting DirectorAndy Stagles
Camera SupervisorAlex Helfferich
Sound SupervisorTony Williams
Studio Resource ManagerPaul McGee
Graphic DesignerGareth Price
Vision MixerKaren Hall-Carter
Floor ManagerDonna Tait
Assistant Floor ManagerJohn O'Brien
DesignRichard Hornsby
CostumeAshley Banwell
CostumeKaren Bevins
Make UpDebra Hargreaves
Make UpSheila Davies
EditorSteve Warmington
Title Music Performed byThe BBC Philharmonic
Question Setter & VerifierFolio Quiz
Question Setter & VerifierSaira Dunnakey
Question Setter & VerifierTom Fanshawe
Question Setter & VerifierSara Low
Question Setter & VerifierRichard Morgale
Question Setter & VerifierSian Roberts
Question Setter & VerifierElizabeth Salmon
Question Setter & VerifierSue Wardrop
Production RunnerLauren Burnett
Production RunnerTom Maginn
ResearcherPamela Lingham
ResearcherAnthony McNally
Assistant ProducerStuart Brumpton
Assistant ProducerBeth Turner
Production CoordinatorJenna Colbert
Production ManagerKaela Langan
Executive ProducerKieron Collins
DirectorDerek Hallworth
ProducerMark Helsby