Series 1, Episode 3
Jeremy Hardy - Chickens
- In France, unfaithful wives were made to chase a chicken through town naked. Found by Jo.
- Live chickens were used to sweep chimneys. Found by Alan.
- When a chicken and a turkey mate they produce a turken. Successfully smuggled.
- Chickens are usually covered in feathers unless they go bald through stress. Successfully smuggled.
- By 1979, Colonel Sanders was the second most recognised public figure on the planet. Successfully smuggled.
Alan Davies - The London Underground
- The average time to commit suicide on the London Underground is 11.00am. Found by Jo.
- Harry Beck was paid 5 guineas for his design of the London Underground Tube Map. Found by Clive.
- The first tube carriages were heavily padded. Successfully smuggled.
- Cadbury's Whole Nut is the most popular chocolate bar brought from London Underground vending machines. Successfully smuggled.
- Julian Lloyd Webber, brother of Andrew, was given the first buskers licence on the tube. Successfully smuggled.
Jo Brand - Queen Elizabeth I
- During his funeral, Henry VIII's guts exploded because his corpse was so rotten. Found by Clive. Accidentally included by Jo.
- Elizabeth I had 2,000 dresses. Successfully smuggled.
- Elizabeth I hated the smell of leather. Successfully smuggled.
- Elizabeth I drank beer for breakfast. Successfully smuggled.
- Elizabeth I made all girls over the age of seven wear hats. Successfully smuggled.
- Elizabeth I spat and swore a lot. Successfully smuggled.
Clive Anderson - The Ancient Egyptians
- During mummification, the brain was removed through the nose with a hook. Found by Jeremy.
- Only High Priests could wear cotton. Found by Alan.
- Altars were built in honour of cabbages. Successfully smuggled.
- Cobra skins were used as condoms. Successfully smuggled.
- European painters used a brown pigment called "Mummy", made from mummies, to paint in brown. Successfully smuggled.
- Jeremy Hardy: 3 points
- Alan Davies: 2 points
- Jo Brand: 1 point
- Clive Anderson: 0 points
- Monday 7th May 2007
- BBC Radio 4
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|David Mitchell||Host / Presenter|