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RECESSION not only sorts the wheat from the chaff, it also sadly eliminates businesses which would - if allowed to survive - be thriving enterprises.
The hopefuls taking to that famous black chair will be keen to make a good impression on the presenter and get as many of their own questions correct as possible, as the general knowledge round follows, which really sorts the wheat from the chaff.
Ken Bennett sorts the wheat from the chaff when he stays at a former flour mill, now a luxury hotel boasting Venice's first rooftop pool and its largest spa