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Brain Of Britain

The best-selling Brain Of Britain quiz book, by 'Gillies'NO-NONSENSE just the facts straight ahead so-you-think-you’re-clever-do-you? quizzery with Robert Robinson striving to establish the identity of the nation’s most skilled answerer of highbrow general knowledge quiz questions, all the while addressed by surname only. Lofty reputation ensures that finalists are regularly meeted and greeted by BBC ‘suits’, whether they like it or not, while the show was also an amusing source of irritation to classical music fans, and indeed ‘Robinson’ himself, on account of its dogged theme tune usage of a ‘pop’ version of Eine Kliene Nachtmusic.

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