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British Groups of Things

Name the members of these famous British groups.
† Guess their Spice Names, not their real names
Quiz by relessness
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First submittedOctober 19, 2012
Last updatedOctober 19, 2017
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Countries
England
Northern Ireland
Scotland
Wales
 
Capitals
London
Belfast
Edinburgh
Cardiff
 
Spice Girls †
Baby
Ginger
Posh
Scary
Sporty
Beatles Members
Paul McCartney
Ringo Starr
John Lennon
George Harrison
 
Top Gear Presenters
Jeremy Clarkson
Richard Hammond
James May
The Stig
 
Big 4 Banks
HSBC
Barclays
Lloyds
Royal Bank of Scotland
 
Tudor Monarchs
Henry VII
Henry VIII
Edward VI
Mary
Elizabeth
James Bond Actors
Sean Connery
George Lazenby
Roger Moore
Timothy Dalton
Pierce Brosnan
Daniel Craig
 
Original X-Factor Judges
Simon Cowell
Sharon Osbourne
Louis Walsh
 
Football Teams with Multiple
Premier League Championships
Arsenal
Chelsea
Manchester City
Manchester United
Largest Channel Islands
Guernsey
Alderney
Jersey
 
Main Political Parties
Conservative
Labour
 
Children of Queen Elizabeth II
Charles
Anne
Andrew
Edward
 
Monopoly Railway Stations
King's Cross
Marylebone
Fenchurch Street
Liverpool Street
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level 59
Dec 5, 2012
The fact that you included the Top Gear presenters makes this one of my favorite quizzes ever.
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level 72
Dec 5, 2012
Yes, but I hardly consider the Stig a "presenter." I thought we needed the guy who was only in the first series. Apparently his name is Jason Dawe
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level 57
Dec 9, 2014
Hey, I needed the Stig to make any decent showing at all.
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level 65
Jan 8, 2015
It has to be one of the worst programs on TV - Inflated egos.
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level 66
Dec 30, 2017
A couple of hundred people disagree strongly with you.
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level 76
Dec 30, 2017
Vege, lol. Yes, dozens, at least. But I agree strongly with Berney. Atrocious cast. Painful to watch. Soooo stuck up their own butts. So ignorant. So biased in their opinions, too. None of them knew how to drive my car when they made an attempt and tried to blame their ineptitude on the car.
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level 54
Dec 30, 2017
Actually about 350 million people disagree with you! It’s the most widely watched factual programme in the world (according to the Guinness book of world records) 😂 Think the questions a bit misleading though to have the stig listed as a presenter. Also, might be worth changing the question to top gear presenters (2003-2015) given the recent changes to the line up.
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level 52
Jan 16, 2018
Honestly, Kal. Maybe you don't like to watch Top Gear. Does that mean you have to shout down not only its presenters but also its aforementioned 350,000,000 fans?
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level 76
Apr 26, 2018
Factual? That's rich. It's as much bull as any other reality TV show. Scripted and inaccurate.
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level 52
Apr 27, 2018
It's supposed to be a comedy show for car lovers, and it's great!. The presenters may grate from time to time, but that show is fantastic...or it was, anyway. Now I watch The Grand Tour. I miss The Stig, though.
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level 47
Dec 18, 2018
@kalbahamut Are you telling us that the test they did with the Reliant Robin went bad because of their ineptitude with the car? Or are you trying to boast that you have a car so amazing and awesome that even the presenters on the worlds biggest motoring show aren't as good at driving it as you? Be honest now
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level 53
Dec 5, 2012
Did well in this quiz and am proud to say the only two I missed were the xfactor judges. Not all of us in the UK are x factor obsessed with football as our religion! Enjoyed this quiz
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level 69
Dec 5, 2012
Great Quiz! Just missed Sharon Osbourne, Alderney, RBS and Lazenby
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level 50
Dec 5, 2012
Why isn't Peter Sellers (yes that one from the Pink Panther series) included as a James Bond? (http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0000007/)
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level 76
Jan 3, 2015
There are dozens if not hundreds of actors who have played Bond over the years but the quiz is obviously only counting the actors who appeared in Eon films.
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level 52
Apr 27, 2018
hundreds?
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level 76
Sep 6, 2018
Sure, if you want to count up all the people who have portrayed him in comedy sketches, school plays, and so on.
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level 52
Feb 12, 2018
Peter Sellers just played Evelyn Tremble in 1967 Casino Royale, he didn't even play Bond.
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level 75
Sep 6, 2018
I tried David Niven even though I knew he wouldn't be on here. Just hoping.
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level 50
Dec 5, 2012
He was British -born. (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000634/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1)
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level 44
Dec 6, 2012
Got them all apart from one Monopoly station!
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level 69
Apr 5, 2019
That automatically threw me. I was trying various combinations for Baltimore & Ohio, B and O etc. until I came back to my senses.
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level 29
Dec 7, 2012
Only missed Alderney and Andrew. What is the 'big 4 banks' based on? I was surprised not to see Natwest, maybe it should be the big 5?
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level 48
Dec 7, 2012
NatWest has been apart of RBS since 2000.
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level 11
Mar 23, 2013
100% with 30 seconds remaining. Feeling rather proud that i know all this, especially when i'm only 13!!
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level 71
Sep 4, 2013
100% here too. And I'm only 30 years older than you.
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level 39
Jun 13, 2014
LOL!
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level 27
Jul 30, 2014
yeah, im 12: 100%. Age makes no difference
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level 54
Jun 18, 2019
It does, but kids think it is automatically more impressive when you are young, while it is usually the opposite. When you are young your learning capacity is much bigger, and the things you have learned are much fresher. Remembering something you learned a year ago vs something you learned 40 years ago and never heard of since...

I think up to about 8 it is impressive. From 8-18 you actually have the advantage (big time). from well lets stick with the 8's, from 18-38 it is normal and from 38 to 78(68?) it gets a bit harder and from 78 and up it is impressive again.

These are rough estimates and based on my opinion, but the general trend is true. (you could shift the break up points around a bit obviously, cause it is more fluent than abrupt)

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level 73
Jul 10, 2013
Got almost half...As an American, I thought that was decent, until I realized that they were almost entirely pop culture questions. Crap.
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level 78
Mar 3, 2014
5 pop culture and 8 not. A reasonable spread of categories. Liked it.
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level 23
Nov 11, 2013
I got 23 but I did good considering I live in california
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level 43
Jan 2, 2018
Never mind
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level 25
Nov 30, 2013
one of the best quizzes on here!
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level 23
Jan 7, 2014
thanks too the comments I got more than I thought gee this was hard for a new Zealander
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level 44
May 3, 2014
Only one I missed was RBS, but if Salmond gets his way that surely won't count anymore!
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level 48
May 3, 2014
Naah it will, because they will move out of Scotland.
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level 79
Jul 16, 2014
Ahh, why can I never remember Timothy Dalton?!
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level 75
Nov 15, 2017
You miss Dalton, but get George Lazenby?? No offense - but you must be old!
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level 69
Apr 5, 2019
Well, Lazenby's Bond got married.
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level 66
Oct 14, 2014
Too UK-centric! :P
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level 76
Jun 15, 2015
I was hoping someone would complain about it being too US-centric.
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level 44
Nov 10, 2014
clear england bias
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level 72
Jun 15, 2015
Except for RBS and Connery
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level 65
May 22, 2019
Also Lazenby, Dalton, Brosnan, Walsh and the countries and capitals that aren't English. About 84% of the UK population lives in England. Non-English answers make up about 20% of the quiz. Not English enough! :P
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level 73
May 8, 2015
HSBC = Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation...not very British!
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level 76
Jun 16, 2015
Might want to read up on the history of Hong Kong and Shanghai.
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level 56
Dec 30, 2017
HSBC bought the Midland Bank in 1999, which was one of the big 4 at the time. Hence, HSBC takes the slot.
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level 27
Jun 15, 2015
*sigh* Northern Ireland isn't part of GB, it part of UK... there's a difference
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level 32
Jun 15, 2015
Yes but the quiz says british not GB, Northern Ireland is British.
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level 48
Jun 15, 2015
British is a term to describe something from either Britain or the United Kingdom.
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level 48
Jun 15, 2015
*sigh*
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level 13
Jun 15, 2015
newcastle train station is on monopoly
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level 76
Oct 10, 2015
It might be on the Newcastle edition, if there is such a thing. All the places on the traditional board are in London.
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level 34
Jun 15, 2015
That awkward moment when your last name is Tudor and you forget Mary and Elizabeth 0.0
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level 21
Jun 15, 2015
What about Lady Jane Grey for a Tudor Monarch??
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level 48
Jun 15, 2015
Lady Jane Grey's reign is disputed. She is not an officially recognised monarch, and she was not a Tudor anyway!
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level 45
Dec 30, 2017
Wikipedia given her the title Queen of England and Ireland and reining dates
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level 72
Jun 15, 2015
How comes we have to put the numbers on the first 3 Tudor monarchs and not Mary or Liz? I guess at the time they weren't Mary I or Liz I
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level 66
Jun 16, 2015
Lol, shouldn't the Beatles members also have a †?

Also, *highfive* at ^NatashaMcCarthy. :)
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level 56
Jan 3, 2018
Lol? What's so funny about pointing out that two members of the Beatles are dead?
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level 76
Aug 15, 2015
Why do you have to put the numbers for the male Tudor monarchs but not for the female ones? They were Mary I and Elizabeth I, not just Mary and Elizabeth. We've had another one of each since then.
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level 45
Dec 30, 2017
1 there are 2 henrys on the list so to show you know which henrys were tudors 2 also typing just Edward gives you the answer in Queens Children so it needs to differenciate between the answers 3 they would not have been known as mary I or Elizabeth I when back then so the historical term is being applied
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level 28
Dec 19, 2015
why dont you accept the x factor judges first name ?
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level 77
Apr 2, 2016
34's not bad for an American is it?
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level 47
Dec 18, 2018
That's better than I do on the american quizes! Well done
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level 61
Nov 10, 2016
As an American, I can understand how others might see so many of these quizzes as US-centric, which is why I didn't mind taking this one even knowing I'd probably get very few correct answers. Surprisingly, knew all of the countries, capitals, Bonds, Beatles and (gulp) Spice Girls, plus 8 others. I couldn't name a bank or British Monopoly item if my life depended on it. But I will always give it a try.
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level 50
Dec 30, 2017
Good on you!
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level 47
Dec 31, 2016
...and George Lazenby is Australian.
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level 39
Dec 15, 2017
...and Pierce Brosnan is Irish.
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level 27
Jul 27, 2017
Northern Ireland is part of the UK, but not Britain. The long way of saying the UK is 'the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
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level 67
Oct 19, 2017
"Britain" usually refers to the UK as a whole, while "Great Britain" refers to just the island- i.e. England, Wales and Scotland. So Northern Ireland is part of Britain.
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level 84
Oct 19, 2017
The quiz won't accept “Richard Starkey”.
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level 39
Dec 15, 2017
Erm, excuse me, disgruntled Bond obsessive here, what about David Niven??
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level 45
Dec 30, 2017
wasnt an official bond he was in a spoof
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level 43
Dec 30, 2017
But Clarkson, Hammond and May left Top Gear a few years back. Maybe its worth changing it to 'Original Top Gear Presenters' or 'Past Top Gear Presenters'.
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level 45
Dec 30, 2017
i typed matt le blanc and it wasn't accepted so i tried different variations of le blanc and still nothing so i tried Clarkson and then found out they wanted the holy trinity of top gear. wased 2 minutes on that
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level 72
Dec 30, 2017
Definitely not the original presenters, maybe the most well-known and long-lived, but for the sake of removing ambiguity, maybe just get rid of them (not necessarily from the quiz)
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level 56
Jan 2, 2018
Top Gear has had loads of presenters over the years - the ones listed on this quiz are what one could call the "Classic" line up (i.e. when Top Gear became huge and an international success). Some sort of caveat is probably needed.
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level 28
Dec 30, 2017
Ive always remembered the original Xfactor judges to be Simon Cowell, Sharon Osborne, Louis Walsh and Cheryl Cole.
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level 58
Dec 30, 2017
Any chance you could accept Ulster as Northern Ireland?
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level 72
Dec 30, 2017
I'd say no - it's not a country, but a region of Ireland, which is also partly in the Republic too
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level 56
Jan 2, 2018
Ulster is made up of nine counties, whereas Northern Ireland is made up of six of those nine: they are not the same (although I know some people use ther name Ulster as a shorthand for NI).
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level 66
Jan 4, 2018
Such as the BBC, in the name of their regional station: "BBC Radio Ulster" - a classic on 1341 AM
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level 45
Dec 30, 2017
Got 59% but thats good considering I live in Albania
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level 50
Dec 30, 2017
I don't think you should accept Bank of Scotland - that's a different bank to the Royal Bank of Scotland yet when I put that in, it filled in the Royal for me. (But thanks for saving me some typing).
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level 50
Dec 30, 2017
And thanks for a fun quiz.
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level 35
Dec 31, 2017
Kalbahamut, maybe you do not understand irony. The top gear presenters are proudly biased and up themselves which is what makes it so funny to watch.
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level 76
Apr 26, 2018
I understand irony and humor just fine. Attempting to be funny doesn't mean you are funny.
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level 46
Jan 2, 2018
Lazenby is Australian
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level 67
Apr 27, 2018
The question was relating to the part played by the actors i.e. James Bond (quintessential MI6 man) the birthplace of the actor is not what was asked for and is totally irrelevant.
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level 60
Jan 4, 2018
Typing in Marylebone Station got me a freebie - Mary!
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level 60
Jan 4, 2018
How many other people type Marylebone with the correct spelling?
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level 29
Jan 10, 2018
Did good for being an American Idiot. But married to an Aussie and BFF with a Scottish gal so my odds were good....
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level 59
Apr 26, 2018
Memo to self... READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CORRECTLY! Trying to think of the Spice Girls real names.... :-(
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level 71
Jun 9, 2018
Top Gear was probably my favourite TV show...
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level 38
Aug 16, 2018
Simple solution: don't watch it. I don't.
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level 65
Sep 4, 2018
If anyone would like to test their knowledge of Britain further then I've created a series of "Britain by picture" quizzes which you might be interested in trying.
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level 24
Sep 6, 2018
Why isn't Isle of Wight in the biggest English Channel islands?
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level 48
Sep 6, 2018
The Channel Islands are an archipelago not just islands in the English Channel
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level 45
Sep 7, 2018
But George Lazenby is Australian
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level 63
Sep 7, 2018
36/56 (American). I should have gotten more...I have only seen a few episodes of Top Gear, but I should have at least gotten The Stig...And I can't believe I forgot Bloody Mary...
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level 41
Sep 7, 2018
Not much of a Monopoly fan so missed a couple of them, and misspelled Lazenby at first, but no trouble with the rest. Good quiz :)
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level 54
Jun 18, 2019
I would say to be a presentor you would have to talk ;) :)

I am fine with him being included though I am not so point hungry as some. And he is an integral part of the show. I thought it was funny to see him show up as an answer, but to say it is correct is another matter.