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Just in case you weren’t able to catch it on Radio 2 last night, we’ve transcribed Anna’s midnight mastermind quiz with Helen Skelton so you can see what happened!

Helen
Let’s find out what I’m up against tonight. Question one, what is your name?

Anna
Anna Aston.

Helen
Hi, Anna Aston. Where are you from?

Anna
I’m from Cumbria, Helen!

Helen
Yay, and what is your specialist subject?

Anna
Sleep.

Helen
Right, we’re gonna talk more in a minute. I’m going to cram over the next song, so we’re going to catch up in a second, Anna.

Anna
Take care.

*Shakira - Whenever, wherever plays*

Helen
Shakira. Whenever, wherever. The pan pipes, the flute - I don’t know what it was on the end. What do you think it was, Anna?

Anna
I’m not so sure [laughter]

Helen
We are in the middle of midnight mastermind. Anna is asking the questions.Why have you gone for sleep, Anna?

Anna
Well, this October I’ve launched a business called Look & Cover, and I’m doing personalised amazing pyjamas.

Helen
Amazing pyjamas. Why are they amazing?

Anna
They are just cotton and gorgeous and let you have blissful sleep.

Helen
Well, I have two small children so staying in is the new going out. So, I think that’s the kind of outfit that I need to invest in.

Anna
Absolutely.

Helen
Why did you set this up?

Anna
I just wanted a product that was affordable to people that would make an awesome gift. I thought there was a gap in the market so, yeah.

Helen
You’re going for it, Anna. I see what you’re doing!

Anna
Yeah [laughter]

Helen
And what about you, then. Do you get a lot of sleep?

Anna
Yeah, I love my sleep. I’m a Taurus, I go to bed at nine o’clock every night if I can.

Helen
Do you really?

Anna
Yep

Helen
I thought you had small children?

Anna
I do. They are good sleepers, too

Helen
Can you come round and hang out with mine, please? And tell them the ways of what they should be doing? What are your children called?

Anna
I’ve got Nathan, Connie and Archie

Helen
Nathan, Connie and Archie. Well, hopefully they are tucked up in bed right now. And you live in the glorious county of Cumbria

Anna
Yes, amazing

Helen
I can say that. What do you love about Cumbria?

Anna
Fresh air, scenery, outdoors

Helen
[laughter] Even in this weather?

Anna
Yeah, wrap up!

Helen
Right, let us get into midnight mastermind. I am ready for your questions. Let’s do this

Voiceover
Midnight mastermind [music]

Helen
Let’s have question one, Anna.

Anna
What did Marilyn Monroe famously wear to bed?

Helen
Nothing but perfume.

Anna
Do you know the brand?

Helen
Oh, she’s tough! Have I got - Chanel?

Anna
Yay!

Helen
Oh my days. The rule is you’re meant to help me through this!

Anna
Okay, I did a little bit.

Helen
Question two.

Anna
Okay, in the film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, what did Holly Go Lightly wear to get a good night’s sleep?

Helen
The saucy eye mask.

Anna
Yeah, I guess so. Anything else?

Helen
Erm, lovely lingerie?

Anna
Tassel earplugs.

Helen
That was what I was about to say. Tassel earplugs

Anna
[laughter] Okay, are you ready for number three?

Helen
Are you giving me that one, then? Two out of two?

Anna
Yeah, I reckon.

Helen
[claps] The Cumbrian massive, yeah. Question three.

Anna
Okay, this is quite interesting. On average, how much time does a human spend asleep over their lifetime?

Helen
Personally, because I have two sleep thieves, not enough. I’m gonna say less than a third?

Anna
Perfect, well done

Helen
Yes! Excellent. Anna, thank you so much. I’m so glad that we’ve managed to bookend this midnight mastermind session with a full house.

Anna
It was good fun, Helen. Thank you

Helen
How are you staying awake? You’re normally in bed by nine

Anna
Yeah, it has been a struggle [laughter]

Helen
Right, well lovely to chat to you, Anna. Give my love to Cumbria

Anna
I will, thank you so much

Helen
Nice to talk, bye

Anna
Bye

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