Viewers can be forgiven for shouting at their televisions last night – after Stoke-on-Trent popped up on a prime-time quiz show.
Only Connect on BBC2 has proved a hit with quiz fans keen to see how host Victoria Coren Mitchell challenges contestants to make connections between apparently unconnected things.
And during Monday night’s episode – where the Godyn family took on the ‘woolgatherers’, Stoke-on-Trent popped up.
It appeared in the sequences round where the Godyns – Charles, Alice and George – had to work out just what made up this sequence.
First thing to digest was ‘Jerusalem’s quarters’, then ‘Pensacola’s flags’, and thirdly ‘Stoke-on-Trent’s towns’.
Can you get it?
Well the Godyns thought fast and Alice offered ‘Snow White’s dwarves’ as the next in the sequence, as they plumped for seven.
Host Victoria accepted it but was happier with George adding in ‘Rome’s hills’ to stick with the geographical theme, with the sequence going 4,5,6 and then seven.
Victoria told the contestants: “Stoke-on-Trent, uniquely for a British city, is actually a confederation of six towns.”
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