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Thetford quiz team tried their best but were unable to crack the Eggheads

PUBLISHED: 09:41 25 April 2017 | UPDATED: 09:46 25 April 2017

Simon, Chris and Brian Cooper, David Hobbs and Peter Harvey, from Thetford, took on the Eggheads on the quiz show which was broadcast on BBC2 on Monday night. Picture: BBC

Simon, Chris and Brian Cooper, David Hobbs and Peter Harvey, from Thetford, took on the Eggheads on the quiz show which was broadcast on BBC2 on Monday night. Picture: BBC

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A team of family members from Thetford were unable to crack the Eggheads on the popular BBC Two quiz show which was broadcast last night.

Simon Cooper, Chris Cooper, Brian Cooper, Peter Harvey and David Hobbs (on the screen) from Thetford, take on the Eggheads. Picture: BBC Simon Cooper, Chris Cooper, Brian Cooper, Peter Harvey and David Hobbs (on the screen) from Thetford, take on the Eggheads. Picture: BBC

Although they walked away without the prize money, the team, which featured a father and his two sons, said it was a “fantastic experience”.

Peter Harvey, 56, Brian Cooper, 59, Simon Cooper, 31, Chris Cooper, 29 and David Hobbs, 60, took on the five-strong Eggheads who are deemed to be “possibly the greatest quiz team in Britain”.

The Dad's Army Museum in Thetford. 
Pictured is Captain Mainwaring (Mick Whitman). Picture: NICK BUTCHER The Dad's Army Museum in Thetford. Pictured is Captain Mainwaring (Mick Whitman). Picture: NICK BUTCHER

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And the Thetford men showed-off their pride for their home town by calling their team “We’re Doomed!” - the famous phrase uttered by Private Frazer in the BBC Sitcom Dad’s Army, which was filmed in and around the town.

The Dad’s Army museum also got a mention with host Jeremy Vine also using the opportunity to quote a few more of the much-loved show’s quotes.

Mr Harvey said: “It was interesting and I felt that all the team did very well and we made them [the Eggheads] answer the three questions in all of the rounds.

“We did not give them an easy ride. I thought everyone did really well and Dave done well to win his round.”

Brian Cooper, his son Chris, and Mr Harvey got knocked out and were unable to play in the final.

Mr Hobbs made it through to the last round along with Simon, but they were unable to beat the quiz team and lost 3-2.

Mr Harvey said it was good to go to Glasgow to film the show and meet the Eggheads and Jeremy Vine.

“It was a fantastic experience,” he said. “They were very friendly and made us feel really welcome.

“We were really pleased we could mention the museum. My next door neighbour works as a volunteer at the museum.”

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