Episode 8 !mpossible


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Hello. I'm Rick Edwards. This is !mpossible, Day Eight.

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APPLAUSE

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Welcome to !mpossible, the quiz with the third dimension.

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Most quiz shows have just right answers and wrong answers.

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But here, we also have impossible answers.

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For example, if I were to ask...

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The right answer is Mickey Mouse.

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The wrong answer is Donald Duck.

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But Bugs Bunny couldn't possibly be right

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as he's a Looney Tunes character, not Disney.

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So that is an impossible answer.

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Hoping to get lots of right answers,

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whilst dodging those pesky impossible answers, are 30 players.

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Hello, players.

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-ALL:

-Hello, Rick!

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They are with us throughout the series, competing not only

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for a daily prize pot of up to £1,500...

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-ALL:

-Ooooh.

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..but also for a shot at the £10,000 question.

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-ALL:

-Whoo!

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Whoo away because this exclamation mark

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is filled with 10,000 shimmering pound coins,

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and at the end of every show, our winner faces one final question.

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Here it is. Today's £10,000 question.

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Get this right,

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and all of that cash will come flooding out.

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That happened yesterday to Andrew.

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It was a great moment.

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In Andrew's seat now, Anthony.

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APPLAUSE

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What do you do when you're not on quiz shows, Anthony?

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I work in advertising for a famous...entertainment company.

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Who's going to be watching you at home?

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My wife Keira, and my three-year-old daughter Nora.

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And what would the wife spend the money on if you did win it?

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There you go!

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Like to go back to Lombok where we had our honeymoon

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and take our daughter with us, cos it was such an amazing place.

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Oh, lovely!

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OK. Let's crack on.

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You'll face five multiple-choice questions,

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each with three answers.

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The right answer scores you a point,

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the wrong answer scores you nothing,

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but if you choose the impossible answer...

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-ROBOTIC VOICE:

-Impossible!

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Bit of a disaster.

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That immediately knocks you out of today's show,

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and you'll have to try again tomorrow.

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After five questions, the highest scorer gets the first chance

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to bag a place in today's final.

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And do answer as quickly as you can

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because if there's a tie, whoever locked in their answers the fastest

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will qualify.

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-Are you ready? ALL:

-Yes!

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OK, here's your first question.

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So, we have a split between Seattle and Chicago.

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But no Pennsylvanias.

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Let's reveal the right answer.

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It's B, Chicago.

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So a point for all of you who went for Chicago.

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Let's have a look at what the impossible answer is.

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It's Pennsylvania.

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It's a US state, not a city.

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So, you all survive.

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Question two.

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So, we have the majority of you going for Slough.

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Let's reveal the right answer.

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It's Slough.

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A point to all of you who went for that.

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It does mean...

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..that a fair number of you have given the impossible answer.

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Bim, you went for A, Woking.

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How's your geography?

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-Very, very poor.

-Ah.

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I've been to Woking.

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Can you remember where it was?

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I don't know which county it is, actually.

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I've been to all three areas, I just didn't take note of their county.

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Fingers crossed.

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Let's reveal the impossible answer.

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It's A, Woking.

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Woking is in Surrey.

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I'm afraid, Bim, that means you,

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Ray, Helen, and Richard, and Parin...

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..we have to say goodbye. We'll see you tomorrow.

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Moving on to question three.

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We have all answers represented.

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Let's first reveal the right answer.

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It's A, Eder.

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Not many of you getting that right, but you do all get a point.

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-Alan.

-Rick.

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Nice hat, today, by the way.

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Yeah, the last few days my brains have been falling out

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-so I thought I'd try and keep them in.

-Ah...

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LAUGHTER

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So that's serving a specific purpose.

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Obviously hasn't quite worked.

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So you've gone for Nani.

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I believe he is a Portuguese footballer.

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So, it was one of the two.

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-Jo?

-I was waiting for Cristiano Ronaldo to come up.

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LAUGHTER

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I think a lot of people were.

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LAUGHTER

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OK. Let's reveal the impossible answer.

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It's B, Neymar.

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He's Brazilian.

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Means we have to say goodbye to you, and Dan, and Deb, and Anne.

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We'll see you all tomorrow.

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Only just reached question four,

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and we've already lost nine of you.

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So, we have 18 Catwomen.

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And three Poison Ivys.

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Let's reveal the right answer.

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It is B, Catwoman...

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..which means all of you get a point.

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Let's reveal the impossible answer.

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It is Mystique.

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She's not a Batman character.

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She's in the X-Men films.

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Ahead of the final question, four of you are tied on four points.

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Ash, Guy, Gary...

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and our new player Anthony.

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-ALL:

-Ooooh!

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Question number five.

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We have all answers represented.

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Lots of Shostakovichs and Stravinskys,

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just the one Bartok.

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Let's reveal the right answer.

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B, Igor Stravinsky.

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Well done if you went for Stravinsky.

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Points to all of you.

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Sarah, you're our solitary Bartok.

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I've heard of Bartok,

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but I didn't know what nationality he was and I was hoping that

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Dmitri Shostakovich was a red herring, and too obvious.

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-LAUGHING:

-But that's not how it works in this game, is it?

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Not always, no.

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OK.

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Let's reveal the impossible answer.

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It's C, Bela Bartok.

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Bartok's Hungarian.

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Sorry, Sarah, that means we'll have to say goodbye.

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We'll see you again tomorrow.

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So, after that round,

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three of you are on a maximum five points.

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Ash, Guy...

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..and Anthony.

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The quickest to lock in their answers across the round...

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in the lucky seat, Anthony!

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APPLAUSE

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Congratulations, Anthony.

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You have the first chance to grab a place in today's final.

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APPLAUSE

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Anthony. What a start that is.

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Well, what can I say?

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Just go hard or go home, really.

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You said that you'd love to take your wife and daughter to Lombok.

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This is your first chance to put some money into the prize pot.

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-OK.

-So, you can put up to £500 into today's daily prize pot,

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and crucially take a massive step towards playing

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the £10,000 question.

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I'm going to give you a choice of four topics.

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They are... Famous People, Books & Literature,

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Mythology and Popular Music.

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Any strengths there?

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-Popular Music.

-Popular Music. OK.

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Here's how it works.

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I'm going to reveal nine answers.

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And the first half of the question,

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"Which Elton John hit...?"

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Five of those answers are impossible

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because they're not Elton John tracks.

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Your first job is to find those impossible answers

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and banish them into oblivion.

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Each impossible answer you manage to eliminate

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will add £100 to today's prize pot.

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Where shall we start?

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Erm...

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You Wear It Well, I think that's a Rod Stewart,

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or Faces song, I think.

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Is You Wear It Well an impossible answer?

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APPLAUSE Yes, it is. £100 in the prize pot.

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It is by Rod Stewart.

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Next answer, please.

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I think Chiquita isn't...

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-How'd you pronounce it?

-Chiquitita.

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Chiqui... Yeah.

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I don't think that's a Rod... Sorry, an Elton John song.

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So, I'm going to eliminate that one, as well.

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Is Chiquitita an impossible answer, for another £100 to the prize pot?

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Yes, it is. APPLAUSE

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And that is by Abba.

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Three more impossible answers to try to get rid of.

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Which do you want to go for?

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Alone Again (Naturally)?

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I've never heard that before so...

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Is Alone Again (Naturally) an impossible answer?

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It is. APPLAUSE

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£300, three from three.

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Two more impossible answers remain.

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See, there's some I've heard of,

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but I can't really say if it's him or not, but...

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Again, Picture This.

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Not familiar with that song at all, so...

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It's worked for me well, I'm going to go with that tact.

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OK. Does that mean it's an impossible answer?

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It is. APPLAUSE

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It's by Blondie.

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£400 added to the prize pot.

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Let's see if we can make it a maximum £500

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by eliminating the remaining impossible answer.

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I'm going to go with...

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..What's Another Year? Again, I've never heard of it.

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Is it an impossible answer?

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APPLAUSE It is. £500 in the prize pot.

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-Thank you.

-All of the impossible answers eliminated.

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Alone Again (Naturally) was by Gilbert O'Sullivan.

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Johnny Logan won Eurovision with What's Another Year?

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But are you going to be playing for that money

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and a shot at the £10,000 question in today's final?

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In a moment I'm going to reveal the second half of the question,

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and I'm now looking for the right answer.

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Find it, and a place in the final is yours.

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Give me a wrong answer,

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and the next best player will have the chance

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to steal your place in the final.

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And I can reveal, you won't know this,

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but this happens quite a lot,

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it's Ash.

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LAUGHTER

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You are in a strong position here,

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because there are no impossible answers

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left to trip you up. Let's reveal the full question.

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Which Elton John hit...

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..has the opening line, "You could never know what it's like?"

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Wow.

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It's kind of the only one that I'm really a fan of.

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I'm pretty sure...

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-..it's I'm Still Standing.

-Were you just singing it to yourself

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-in your head?

-I was singing it to myself, yes.

-Good technique.

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So you want to lock in I'm Still Standing?

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Yeah.

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If I'm Still Standing is the right answer...

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..you've earned your place in the final.

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Is I'm Still Standing correct?

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It is. APPLAUSE

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Well done, Anthony.

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£500 in the prize pot.

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Congratulations. Take your place.

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APPLAUSE

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Still two places left in today's final

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alongside first-timer Anthony.

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Let's find out who's going to be claiming the next one.

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Here's your first question.

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Let's reveal the right answer.

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It's Violet Beauregarde.

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A point to all of you who put that.

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Jane, you went for Veruca Salt.

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Yeah, I thought Poly Styrene was polystyrene,

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and I hope it is what it says.

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But I don't know Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.

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OK. Let's reveal the impossible answer.

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-Oh.

-It is Poly Styrene, so everyone escapes.

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You avoided the impossible.

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Poly Styrene was the lead singer of a punk band.

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-LAUGHTER

-Oh! X-ray Specs.

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Which I'm surprised you didn't know, actually, Jane.

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Yeah, so am I. Sorry.

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SHE LAUGHS

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Moving on to question number two.

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The overwhelming majority think canasta.

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Let's reveal the right answer.

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It's A, bezique.

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Only three of you get a point.

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Ash, Penny and Gerard.

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Let's hope...

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that the rest of you aren't about to be wiped out.

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Let's have a look at what the impossible answer is.

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It's C, petanque, which you all avoided.

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Petanque is a kind of variant of boules.

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Question number three.

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Everybody, nearly...

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LAUGHTER

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..has gone with sitar.

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Let's reveal the right answer.

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It is B, sitar.

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So a point to nearly all of you.

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Kurtis.

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-LAUGHTER

-Oh, yeah, that'd be me.

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-You went for tabla.

-Yeah.

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Not particularly aware of the musician nor the instruments.

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-Stab in the dark.

-OK, let's hope it was a lucky stab in the dark.

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Let's reveal the impossible answer.

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It's C, doosra.

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A lucky escape for you, Kurtis.

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Doosra is a type of spin bowl in cricket.

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Question number four.

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Let's reveal the right answer.

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It is C, Hull.

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A point to all of you.

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That means that two or more of you

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have given an impossible answer.

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Annie, you went for Bradford.

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Well, I panicked and I knew Bradford was in Yorkshire

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and I thought I'm going A cos I'm...

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just surviving by the skin of my teeth again.

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And I'm 100% that Durham is not in Yorkshire so I'm quite confident.

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Let's have a look at what the impossible answer is.

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It is B, Durham.

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Durham is not in Yorkshire, it's in County Durham.

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Sorry, Linda.

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And sorry, Vinessa.

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We'll have to see you tomorrow.

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This is question five.

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Everybody bar one has gone for Rik Mayall.

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We have one Eddie Izzard.

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Let's reveal the impossible answer.

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Oh, it's B, Eddie Izzard.

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I'm sorry, Craig, he wasn't in The Young Ones.

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Never mind, eh?

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And I'm afraid we'll have to see you tomorrow.

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Let's now reveal the right answer.

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C, Rik Mayall.

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So a point to all of you.

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And that means that Gerard, with five points,

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is through to the final.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Congratulations, Gerard.

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Gerard, nice to have you down here again.

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-Nice to be here.

-You've brought your mascot down.

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I've brought him with me this time.

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-I thought you'd like to meet him.

-I would like to, actually.

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Very rude of me, I don't know his name.

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I've sort of christened him Rocky.

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-Rocky?

-Yeah.

-OK.

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You did incredibly well in yesterday's final,

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and just narrowly missed out on a chance at the £10,000 question.

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Beaten to it by Andrew who then of course went on to win the £10,000.

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OK. So you know what's happening here, Gerard.

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You have the chance to add another £500 to today's prize pot

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which already stands at £500, thanks to Anthony.

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You can also take a huge step

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towards playing that £10,000 question.

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Of the three remaining topics,

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Famous people, Books & Literature and Mythology,

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which grabs you?

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So...I used to be a schoolteacher.

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Huh.

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And in my former life,

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for many, many years, I ran the school library.

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So I'm going to try Books & Literature.

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It's got to be Books & Literature, hasn't it?

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-It has to be, yeah.

-So here are your nine answers.

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And the first half of the question...

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"Which character in Shakespeare's The Merchant Of Venice...?"

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-Right.

-Now, five of those answers are impossible

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because they're not characters in The Merchant Of Venice.

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You need to find those impossible answers and get rid of them.

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Each impossible answer you eliminate

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will add £100 to today's prize pot.

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Where are we going to start, then?

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Er...

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Let's start with Desdemona because she was Mrs Othello.

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Is Desdemona an impossible answer?

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APPLAUSE

0:20:200:20:21

It is. £100 added to the prize pot.

0:20:210:20:23

-And absolutely right. A character in Othello.

-Yeah.

0:20:230:20:26

Where next?

0:20:260:20:27

I did once act in Twelfth Night.

0:20:300:20:33

Oh.

0:20:330:20:34

And I didn't play him, somebody else played him,

0:20:340:20:36

but I know that Malvolio is in Twelfth Night.

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OK.

0:20:390:20:40

Is Malvolio an impossible answer?

0:20:410:20:43

APPLAUSE It is.

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Malvolio is a character in Twelfth Night.

0:20:450:20:47

-Well remembered.

-Yeah.

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-Where next?

-Now,

0:20:500:20:51

this is where we start to go in for more intelligent guesswork.

0:20:510:20:56

I think, if I remember rightly, Portia is in Julius Caesar.

0:20:560:21:00

Is Portia an impossible answer?

0:21:000:21:02

-Ah.

-Afraid not.

0:21:050:21:08

There is a Portia in Julius Caesar,

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but there is also a Portia in The Merchant Of Venice.

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Still two more answers.

0:21:130:21:16

Let's see if we can eliminate two further impossibles.

0:21:160:21:19

Let's try Tybalt.

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Tybalt. On what grounds?

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On the grounds that I think he crops up in Romeo And Juliet.

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OK.

0:21:280:21:29

Is Tybalt...

0:21:310:21:32

..an impossible answer?

0:21:330:21:34

APPLAUSE It is.

0:21:370:21:39

£300 added to the prize pot.

0:21:390:21:41

Tybalt IS in Romeo and Juliet.

0:21:410:21:44

-Right.

-One last answer.

0:21:440:21:47

I think...

0:21:470:21:48

..I'm going to gamble on Hermia.

0:21:490:21:52

Is Hermia an impossible answer?

0:21:520:21:55

APPLAUSE

0:21:580:21:59

A character in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

0:21:590:22:02

£400 added to the prize pot,

0:22:020:22:04

which now stands at £900.

0:22:040:22:06

-Very well done, Gerard.

-Thank you.

0:22:060:22:08

Let's see if you're going to be playing for that money

0:22:080:22:10

and for a shot at the £10,000 question in today's final.

0:22:100:22:14

When I to reveal the second half of the question,

0:22:140:22:17

you need to tell me the right answer.

0:22:170:22:19

If you find it, you're in the final alongside Anthony.

0:22:190:22:22

Give me a wrong answer and the next best player,

0:22:220:22:26

-who was Richie. ALL:

-Oooh!

0:22:260:22:27

Normally you'd be happy in this position but...

0:22:270:22:29

HE CHUCKLES

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..Merchant Of Venice isn't my forte.

0:22:300:22:32

OK. Well, that might be good news for you.

0:22:320:22:34

-Yeah.

-Because Richie will get a chance to steal your place

0:22:340:22:37

in the final if you give me a wrong answer.

0:22:370:22:41

Now, there is still one impossible answer remaining on the grid

0:22:410:22:46

so you need to try and avoid that,

0:22:460:22:48

or unfortunately you will eliminate yourself from today's show.

0:22:480:22:51

The full question is...

0:22:530:22:55

Which character in Shakespeare's The Merchant Of Venice...

0:22:550:22:59

..speaks of the quality of mercy?

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I'm going to guess, and it is a guess, Antonio.

0:23:040:23:08

If Antonio is the right answer,

0:23:080:23:11

you'll take your place in the final alongside Anthony.

0:23:110:23:14

Did Antonio speak of the quality of mercy?

0:23:160:23:20

-Ah.

-I'm afraid not.

0:23:240:23:26

That is a wrong answer.

0:23:280:23:30

I'm now going to throw it over to Richie.

0:23:310:23:33

The only two characters I know who were definitely in it were Portia,

0:23:330:23:36

who I think was a daughter,

0:23:360:23:38

and Shylock, who I think was a lawyer,

0:23:380:23:40

so I'll have to go for Shylock.

0:23:400:23:42

OK.

0:23:430:23:45

Is Shylock the right answer?

0:23:450:23:47

-ALL:

-Ooooh!

0:23:500:23:51

It isn't.

0:23:510:23:53

-That's wrong. You've dodged a bullet, Gerard.

-Oh-ho!

0:23:530:23:56

The right answer was Portia.

0:23:560:23:58

The impossible answer that you successfully avoided

0:23:590:24:02

was Jacques from As You Like It.

0:24:020:24:05

Gerard, we'll see you in today's final.

0:24:050:24:06

-Thank you.

-APPLAUSE

0:24:060:24:08

So just one place left in today's final alongside Anthony and Gerard.

0:24:120:24:18

Let's see who it's going to be.

0:24:180:24:19

Only 15 of you surviving now. You ready?

0:24:190:24:22

-ALL:

-Yes.

0:24:220:24:23

Let's reveal the right answer.

0:24:370:24:39

It's Ladybird, A.

0:24:410:24:43

A point to all of you who put that.

0:24:430:24:45

And let reveal the impossible answer.

0:24:460:24:48

Mills & Boon.

0:24:520:24:53

Romantic fiction.

0:24:530:24:55

Question two.

0:24:550:24:56

Quite an even spread across the three answers here.

0:25:140:25:18

Let reveal the right answer.

0:25:180:25:20

C, King George V.

0:25:220:25:25

Just five of you getting a point there.

0:25:250:25:28

Alan.

0:25:280:25:29

Yes, Rick.

0:25:290:25:31

You went for Lord Mountbatten.

0:25:310:25:33

Yes. I'm 100% certain that I didn't know the answer.

0:25:330:25:36

LAUGHTER

0:25:360:25:37

Let reveal the impossible answer.

0:25:390:25:41

I'm afraid he wasn't, which means you're 100% correct,

0:25:450:25:49

you didn't know the answer, Alan.

0:25:490:25:51

We have to say goodbye to you, Gary, Kurtis and Kerry.

0:25:510:25:55

We'll see you all tomorrow.

0:25:550:25:56

Moving on to question three.

0:25:580:26:00

Let reveal the right answer.

0:26:140:26:16

It is A, Dennis Wilson.

0:26:180:26:20

A point to all of you.

0:26:200:26:21

That does mean that one or more of you...

0:26:210:26:23

..have given an impossible answer.

0:26:250:26:27

Penny, you feel happy with Carl Wilson?

0:26:270:26:30

You feel like you've avoided the impossible answer.

0:26:300:26:32

I have no idea who he is,

0:26:320:26:34

whether he was in the Beach boys or not...

0:26:340:26:36

..but Bob Wilson sounded like he ought to be a golfer, so why not?

0:26:370:26:42

LAUGHTER

0:26:420:26:44

OK, let reveal the impossible answer.

0:26:450:26:48

Sorry, Jane.

0:26:510:26:53

-It's Bob Wilson.

-Never mind.

0:26:530:26:54

He was the Arsenal goalkeeper.

0:26:540:26:57

-Sorry, Jane, we'll have to see you tomorrow.

-Thanks.

0:26:570:27:00

Question number four.

0:27:010:27:03

Let reveal the right answer.

0:27:180:27:20

It's A Handful Of Dust, C.

0:27:220:27:25

So just three of you getting a point.

0:27:250:27:27

Ash, Carol-Marie and Guy.

0:27:270:27:30

Unfortunately, that means some of you have given an impossible answer.

0:27:310:27:36

Let reveal the impossible answer.

0:27:360:27:38

I'm afraid it's Heart Of Darkness.

0:27:410:27:44

That's by Joseph Conrad.

0:27:440:27:45

It means Carol and Megan, you're both eliminated.

0:27:450:27:49

We'll see you tomorrow.

0:27:490:27:50

So three of you are on four points going into the final question.

0:27:510:27:56

They are Ash, Carol-Marie and Guy.

0:27:560:28:00

Question number five, the final question.

0:28:000:28:03

Seven of you have gone for Corbiere.

0:28:180:28:20

Just Guy has gone for Party Politics.

0:28:220:28:25

Let reveal the impossible answer.

0:28:280:28:31

It's Toytown.

0:28:350:28:36

So you all successfully avoided that.

0:28:360:28:39

It's not a Grand National winner, it's the horse on which

0:28:390:28:42

Zara Phillips won the World Eventing Championships.

0:28:420:28:45

Let reveal the right answer.

0:28:470:28:49

It's Corbiere.

0:28:510:28:52

I'm sorry, Guy.

0:28:520:28:54

You won't be the winner of this round.

0:28:540:28:56

Everyone else gets a point,

0:28:580:28:59

taking Ash and Carol-Marie onto five points.

0:28:590:29:04

I can reveal that the quickest to lock their answers in

0:29:040:29:07

across the round,

0:29:070:29:08

finally,

0:29:080:29:09

was Ash.

0:29:090:29:10

-Yes!

-CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:29:100:29:13

Congratulations, Ash.

0:29:140:29:16

You have the chance to grab a place in today's final

0:29:160:29:18

alongside Anthony and Gerard.

0:29:180:29:20

APPLAUSE

0:29:200:29:21

Finally, Ash, you get to play a grid.

0:29:250:29:28

I know, I'm so excited!

0:29:280:29:30

You've been the bridesmaid on a number of occasions.

0:29:300:29:33

-I know.

-Now you're the bride.

-And now I'm the bride!

0:29:330:29:35

LAUGHTER

0:29:350:29:36

Are you feeling good?

0:29:360:29:37

Probably a bit overexcited, actually, to be fair.

0:29:380:29:41

That's fine to be overexcited.

0:29:410:29:43

OK. You can add another £500 to today's prize pot,

0:29:430:29:48

which already stands at £900, thanks to Anthony and Gerard.

0:29:480:29:51

You will also be a step closer to playing that £10,000 question.

0:29:510:29:56

Of the remaining topics,

0:29:570:29:59

which do you want to go for?

0:29:590:30:01

Famous People, or Mythology?

0:30:010:30:04

I'll go for Mythology.

0:30:040:30:06

OK. Mythology it is.

0:30:060:30:09

I'm going to reveal nine answers.

0:30:100:30:12

They are...

0:30:120:30:13

And the first half of the question.

0:30:240:30:26

"Which Egyptian deity...?"

0:30:260:30:30

Five of those are impossible,

0:30:300:30:32

because they aren't Egyptian deities.

0:30:320:30:34

You need to find those impossible answers.

0:30:340:30:36

Each one that you do find,

0:30:360:30:38

we'll put £100 into today's prize pot.

0:30:380:30:42

Now we can start.

0:30:420:30:43

Ganesha is an Indian deity, I think,

0:30:430:30:47

so I will go with that.

0:30:470:30:49

OK, is Ganesha an impossible answer?

0:30:490:30:51

APPLAUSE It is.

0:30:540:30:55

£100 into today's prize pot.

0:30:570:31:00

Ganesha is a Hindu deity with the head of an elephant.

0:31:000:31:04

Next answer, please.

0:31:050:31:07

Janus is a Roman god.

0:31:080:31:10

Something to do with doorways.

0:31:100:31:12

I think January is named after Janus.

0:31:120:31:14

-So not Egyptian.

-OK.

0:31:140:31:16

Is Janus an impossible answer?

0:31:160:31:18

APPLAUSE It is. £200 added to the prize pot.

0:31:220:31:26

Roman god of beginnings,

0:31:260:31:28

endings...

0:31:280:31:29

and doorways.

0:31:290:31:31

SHE CHUCKLES

0:31:310:31:32

Spot on.

0:31:320:31:33

Third answer, please.

0:31:330:31:34

Gaia.

0:31:360:31:37

Why are you going for Gaia?

0:31:380:31:40

I think Gaia's a sort of earth goddess.

0:31:400:31:42

-I think possibly Greek, not sure.

-OK.

0:31:440:31:49

Is Gaia an impossible answer?

0:31:500:31:53

APPLAUSE It is.

0:31:560:31:57

£300 added to the prize pot.

0:31:570:32:00

Doing extremely well.

0:32:000:32:02

You thought an earth goddess.

0:32:020:32:04

You thought maybe Greek.

0:32:040:32:06

Absolutely bang on.

0:32:060:32:07

Fourth answer, please.

0:32:070:32:10

I'm pretty sure Luxor is a city in Egypt,

0:32:100:32:15

and possibly has a dam.

0:32:150:32:17

I'm not sure.

0:32:170:32:18

But I'm going to go for that.

0:32:180:32:20

Is Luxor an impossible answer, for another £100 in the prize pot?

0:32:200:32:23

APPLAUSE It is. It's a city in Egypt.

0:32:280:32:31

-OK.

-There's one more impossible remaining on the grid.

0:32:310:32:35

Let's see if we can eliminate it.

0:32:350:32:36

This is just a pure guess.

0:32:380:32:39

I'm going to go with Jibneh.

0:32:390:32:41

Jibneh. Is Jibneh an impossible answer?

0:32:420:32:47

APPLAUSE It is.

0:32:500:32:51

£500 added to today's prize fund

0:32:510:32:54

which now stands at a whopping £1,400.

0:32:540:32:57

Jibneh is a type of cheese popular in Egypt.

0:32:570:33:01

But are you going to be playing for that £1,400,

0:33:010:33:05

and a shot at the £10,000 question in today's final?

0:33:050:33:09

You need to give me the right answer when I reveal the whole question.

0:33:090:33:13

Remember, the next best player from that round,

0:33:130:33:15

who was Carol Marie...

0:33:150:33:17

..is ready and waiting to steal your place in the final

0:33:180:33:21

if you give a wrong answer.

0:33:210:33:23

I need the right answer to the full question, which is...

0:33:230:33:27

Which Egyptian deity...

0:33:280:33:29

..was a god of the sky?

0:33:310:33:33

I don't know.

0:33:350:33:36

I'm going to guess Osiris.

0:33:380:33:41

This for a place in the final.

0:33:430:33:44

-GROANING

-I'm afraid not.

0:33:480:33:51

Osiris was a god of transition and regeneration.

0:33:510:33:55

-Carol Marie.

-Hi, Rick.

0:33:570:34:00

This means we throw it to you.

0:34:000:34:01

I think Horus is the underworld,

0:34:030:34:06

I haven't heard of Tefnut.

0:34:060:34:07

I'm going to go for Anubis.

0:34:090:34:10

Is Anubis a god of the sky?

0:34:120:34:15

GROANING I'm afraid not, Carol Marie.

0:34:170:34:20

That's good news for you, Ash. LAUGHTER

0:34:200:34:22

APPLAUSE Made it through to the final.

0:34:220:34:25

Anubis, Carol Marie, a god of the afterlife.

0:34:270:34:30

Oh, I got it the wrong way. What's Horus, is that?

0:34:300:34:32

And Horus is...

0:34:320:34:34

-A god of the sky.

-..a god of the sky.

0:34:340:34:36

That was the right answer that you were looking for.

0:34:360:34:39

Tefnut, a goddess of rain.

0:34:390:34:41

-You're through to today's final.

-Thank you.

-Well done.

0:34:410:34:43

APPLAUSE

0:34:430:34:46

For the rest of you, I'm afraid victory today proved impossible.

0:34:490:34:53

We'll see you all tomorrow.

0:34:530:34:55

But for Anthony, Gerard and Ash,

0:34:550:34:57

it's time for the final.

0:34:570:34:58

APPLAUSE

0:34:580:34:59

So Anthony, Gerard and Ash,

0:35:040:35:06

there's £1,400 in today's prize pot.

0:35:060:35:09

But only one of you can win that money

0:35:090:35:11

and get the chance to face the £10,000 question.

0:35:110:35:15

Gerard and Ash, not exactly old hands,

0:35:150:35:17

but you have both been here before.

0:35:170:35:19

You each start with ten lives.

0:35:190:35:22

Questions are on the buzzer.

0:35:220:35:24

Buzz and get one right

0:35:240:35:25

and you knock a life off both of your opponents.

0:35:250:35:27

Buzz and get one wrong and you lose one of your own lives.

0:35:270:35:30

However...

0:35:300:35:32

some of the questions are impossible,

0:35:320:35:34

which is to say there is no answer,

0:35:340:35:36

the question makes no sense.

0:35:360:35:39

For example,

0:35:390:35:40

on a standard UK Monopoly board

0:35:400:35:42

which property comes immediately after Shaftesbury Avenue?

0:35:420:35:45

There is no property called Shaftesbury Avenue,

0:35:450:35:48

so there can be no answer.

0:35:480:35:49

It's an impossible question.

0:35:490:35:51

If you think you've spotted one of these,

0:35:510:35:53

all you have to do is buzz in, and say, "Impossible."

0:35:530:35:57

And that will mean double trouble for your opponents

0:35:570:35:59

because they will both lose two lives.

0:35:590:36:03

But be warned,

0:36:030:36:04

if you say a question is impossible when it isn't,

0:36:040:36:06

or give any other answer to an impossible question,

0:36:060:36:09

it is you that will lose the two lives.

0:36:090:36:12

Ready?

0:36:120:36:13

OK. In 2006, which Hear'Say singer married Ashley Cole?

0:36:140:36:19

-Ash.

-Cheryl Tweedy.

0:36:200:36:22

It's impossible. She wasn't in Hear'Say.

0:36:230:36:26

SHE GASPS You lose two lives.

0:36:260:36:28

She was in Girls Aloud.

0:36:300:36:31

Which former Prime Minister announced in September 2016

0:36:320:36:37

that he was resigning... Anthony.

0:36:370:36:39

David Cameron.

0:36:390:36:40

..resigning as an MP? It IS David Cameron.

0:36:400:36:43

Gerard and Ash, you both lose a life.

0:36:430:36:45

Which Dr Who actor immediately succeeded John Pertwee

0:36:470:36:51

in the role... Gerard.

0:36:510:36:53

Tom Baker.

0:36:530:36:54

It is Tom Baker. ..in the role of the Doctor.

0:36:540:36:57

What animal is the Beatrix Potter character Mr Todd?

0:36:590:37:03

-Anthony.

-He's a fox.

0:37:050:37:06

He is a fox.

0:37:060:37:07

Which item of agricultural machinery

0:37:100:37:13

appears in the title of a 1976 hit single by the Wur...?

0:37:130:37:18

-Anthony.

-Combine harvester.

0:37:180:37:19

..by the Wurzels. It is combine harvester.

0:37:190:37:21

In which year did Nadiya Hussain win the Great British Bake Off?

0:37:240:37:29

-Gerard.

-2015.

0:37:290:37:31

It was 2015.

0:37:310:37:33

Reese Witherspoon won an Oscar in 2006 for her portrayal of which...?

0:37:340:37:39

Anthony.

0:37:390:37:41

June Carter Cash.

0:37:410:37:42

It is June Carter Cash. ..for her portrayal of which singer.

0:37:420:37:46

Ash, you're down now on two lives.

0:37:460:37:49

Who was the losing Republican candidate

0:37:490:37:51

in the 2014 US presidential...?

0:37:510:37:54

-Gerard.

-Impossible.

0:37:540:37:56

It is impossible,

0:37:560:37:57

there was no presidential election that year.

0:37:570:37:59

Anthony, you lose two lives,

0:38:000:38:02

Ash, you lose your last remaining two lives.

0:38:020:38:05

I'm sorry.

0:38:050:38:06

That means you are out.

0:38:060:38:07

-(Sorry.)

-SHE CHUCKLES

0:38:070:38:09

Anthony and Gerard, you are neck and neck on six lives.

0:38:090:38:13

Which World War II German military commander

0:38:140:38:17

was nicknamed the Desert Fox?

0:38:170:38:20

-Anthony.

-Rommel.

0:38:200:38:22

It was Rommel. Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.

0:38:220:38:24

In which Brazilian city is Table Mountain a famous...?

0:38:260:38:30

-Gerard.

-Impossible.

0:38:300:38:31

It is impossible.

0:38:310:38:33

Table Mountain is a famous landmark in Cape Town, South Africa.

0:38:330:38:37

Sugar Loaf Mountain overlooks Rio.

0:38:370:38:39

What is the name of the family that Paddington Bear lives with...

0:38:410:38:45

-Anthony.

-Browns.

0:38:450:38:47

..on arriving in London? It was the Browns.

0:38:470:38:50

Which Picasso painting was stolen from a Norwegian museum

0:38:510:38:54

in February...?

0:38:540:38:56

Gerard.

0:38:560:38:57

Impossible.

0:38:570:38:59

..in February 1994.

0:38:590:39:01

It is impossible.

0:39:010:39:02

It was Munch's The Scream that was stolen.

0:39:020:39:04

-LAUGHTER That's the face.

-Yeah.

0:39:040:39:06

Anthony, you should be making it, you've just lost two lives.

0:39:060:39:09

Which European country would you be telephoning from the UK

0:39:120:39:15

if the number started 0033?

0:39:150:39:19

-Gerard.

-France.

0:39:190:39:21

It is France.

0:39:210:39:22

In the acronym OPEC, for what does the O stand?

0:39:240:39:27

-Gerard.

-Organisation.

0:39:280:39:30

It is organisation.

0:39:300:39:31

The Organisation Of Petroleum Exporting Countries.

0:39:310:39:35

Anthony, you lose a life,

0:39:350:39:36

you have no lives remaining.

0:39:360:39:38

Congratulations, Gerard.

0:39:380:39:39

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Commiserations to Anthony.

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A valiant first effort.

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Unlucky, Ash. We'll see you both next time.

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Very well done, Gerard.

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It's time to face the £10,000 question.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Gerard, you are a very popular winner.

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-They're a nice bunch.

-They ARE a nice bunch.

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They are a brilliant bunch. Yes.

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You've got £1,400.

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That's fantastic.

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But you could be leaving with a whole lot more

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if you can answer the £10,000 question.

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Now, if we get the money flooding out of here,

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remind me what you're going to put it towards.

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A contribution to the refurbishment of one of the studios

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at Hospital Radio Reading,

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which is where I spend an awful lot of my time!

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OK. Here's how it's going to work.

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I'm going to show you nine answers,

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and then ask you a question.

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Three of the nine answers are correct.

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If you can find them all within ten seconds,

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you win that £10,000.

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-That's the good news.

-Mm.

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The less good news

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is that three of those answers are wrong.

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Pick any of those, and you won't win the £10,000.

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The bad news is three of the nine answers are impossible.

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If you give me any of those answers,

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you'll lose the £1,400 as well.

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Here it is.

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Today's £10,000 question.

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It's on geography.

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Good luck.

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Here are your nine answers.

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You're looking for...

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European capital cities that lie on the river Danube.

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And your time starts now.

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Vienna.

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Prague.

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Belgrade.

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Let's start with Vienna.

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Is Vienna a European capital city lying on the River Danube?

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It is. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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One down.

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Edging closer to that £10,000, Gerard.

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We need Belgrade to be a right answer.

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Is Belgrade a right answer?

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It is. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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You're just one right answer away from £10,000.

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Is Prague...

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..the right answer?

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-GROANING

-Ah!

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It isn't, I'm afraid, Gerard.

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Very well done, nevertheless.

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You didn't give an impossible answer.

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That means you've hung on to the £1,400,

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and hopefully you'll get another shot

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at the £10,000 question later in the series.

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The right answer you were looking for...

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-Bratislava.

-..was Bratislava.

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The impossibles that you missed

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were Munich, Krakow, and Dubrovnik.

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So, Gerard just missed out on the £10,000,

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but won £1,400,

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and we'll see him next time. APPLAUSE

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This has been Impossible,

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the quiz where anything is possible.

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Goodbye.

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APPLAUSE

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Game show in which 30 players compete across the series, scoring points by answering questions correctly. However, they must avoid the impossible answers, otherwise they will be eliminated from the show until the next day. In each episode there are three rounds, and the three highest scorers from each round play against each other in the final. The winner of this battle faces a £10,000 question.