Pulling Moves

Season 1 Episode 3

The Quiz

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Aired Unknown Mar 12, 2004 on BBC Three
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The lads are determined to win the £1000 quiz final at their local shebeen. Darragh is desperate for money as his ex wife won't let him see his son until he pays her sufficient child support. Wardrobe needs the money because his Ma can't afford steak for his dinner, Ta needs money because Siobhan is on his case and Shay's Mum is threatening to throw him out onto the street unless he pays her some rent. But, worst of all, the landlord of the local shebeen refuses to serve them anything but tea on the instructions of Brother Maurice, their former, and hated, teacher and the Quiz Master. It is time to settle old grudges as The Quiz Master is deliberately manipulating the questions to suit the Mensa team, the arch rivals of The Dirty Dawgs. Both teams make it into the grand final but to start with Wardrobe is reluctant to play dirty. While the hapless lads are cleaning out some disgusting loos they catch sight of Brother Maurice up to no good with mousy school librarian Sandra in the back of a car. The boys seize their opportunity and tell Brother Maurice that they will say nothing as long as he promises to play fair in the final. Shay discovers that his sister is a general knowledge wizard and persuades her to join the team. Niamh agrees, but only for a fee of £100! Meanwhile Wardrobe is hard at work swotting on his general knowledge questions. The team really need Darragh's help on the night but he is determined to make some cash by being night security on a local building site. Wardrobe persuades him to let Crazyhorse do his shift, just this once. The night of the final arrives but despite their deal with Brother Maurice it still seems that all the questions are directed at the Mensa team who are pulling ahead score wise. Wardrobe challenges Brother Maurice only to find out that Ivor, a lawyer on the Mensa team, is the sister of Sandra and has threatened to expose Brother Maurice unless their team win. This is the final straw and The Dirty Dawgs decide to play dirty. Ta has rigged up a telephone connection to Siobhan who sits at her computer and passes on the correct answers from the Internet. All is going well until Siobhan is plunged into darkness. The electric has been cut off because Ta forgot to pay the bill. The Dirty Dawgs begin to lose their commanding lead. The final round is the music round and it ends with the two rival teams being all square. Time for a tie break. Wardrobe and Ivor are head to head on the tie break question. Against all the odds, Wardrobe gets the answer right! Ivor isn't best pleased and a brawl breaks out. Niamh and Brother Maurice take refuge under a table where Niamh passes on some devastating news to Brother Maurice. Meanwhile, back at the building site, Crazyhorse has passed out and thieves break into the site and rob all the equipment. And the ring leader? Hoker of course.moreless

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