First broadcast on Monday, the 13th of April 1998. (Repeated on the 19th of April.)
Chair: Humphrey Lyttelton Pianist: Colin Sell Scorer: Samantha Producer: Jon Naismith Programme Consultant: Iain Pattinson


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Note iconI don't have a recording of this edition, but the line-up shown is the result of extensive research from a number of sources. There are a lot of recordings around which are incorrectly attributed so if your recording doesn't match this line-up it's probably not really this show. If you think it is, and you're willing to share, I'd love to hear from you - email
Round 1: Shakespearean Headlines


Round 2: Musical Shakespeare
'To be, or not to be' speech from Hamlet to the tune of 'A' You're Adorable Blow winds, & crack your cheeks' speech from King Lear to the tune of As Time Goes By
If music be the food of love' speech from Twelfth Night to the tune of Hernando's Hideaway The quality of mercy is not strained' speech from The Merchant of Venice to the tune of Leaning On A Lamppost


Round 3: Quoting Shakespeare


Round 4: Mornington Crescent   Tudor Court Rules


Round 5: Limericks


Round 6: Blind Date


Round 7: Blues


Round 8: Film Club   Elizabethan Film Club