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Episode 28

Quiz in which contestants try to score as few points as possible by plumbing the depths of their general knowledge to come up with the answers no-one else can think of.


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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Thank you very much indeed. Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong

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and welcome to Pointless, the show where the aim of the game

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is to find the most obscure answer possible.

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Let's meet today's players.

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Couple number one.

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Hi, my name's Emma and this is my housemate, Georgia,

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-and we've come from Sunderland.

-Couple number two.

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Hi, my name's Leila, this is my son, Hasan.

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I'm from Washington and he's from Liverpool.

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-Couple number three.

-Hi, I'm Sam, this is my cousin, Dan,

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and we're from Northants.

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And finally, couple number four.

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Hi, I'm Jennifer, this is my brother, Danny,

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and we're from London.

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And these are today's contestants.

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Thanks very much, all of you. We will get to chat to each of you

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throughout the show as it goes along,

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so that just leaves one more person for me to introduce -

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offering more clarity than a Hatton Garden diamond,

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and nearly as moody,

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it's my Pointless friend, it's Richard.

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Hiya. Hey, everybody.

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Welcome along.

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It's interesting, they caught all of the Hatton Garden jewellery raiders,

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apart from the mastermind.

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Yeah, isn't it?

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Funny, that. Also, I love your new car.

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Amazing!

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LAUGHTER

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-Thank you, Rich.

-Really, really nice.

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-Yeah, it was a present.

-I mean, good for you.

-Yeah.

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And talking of an awful lot of money, Sandy and Becky, last time,

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we had the lovely jackpot round on,

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it was EastEnders, Coronation Street and Neighbours,

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a lot of people's perfect jackpot round,

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four grand, they walked away with, very well deserved as well.

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Two pairs back from that show, Emma and Georgia,

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who got knocked out in Round Two, on podium one,

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Hasan and Leila got knocked out in Round One,

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so we're not going to have that again,

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need to see much more of you,

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and we're not a million miles away from our 1,000th show now.

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-Ah!

-We're about 20-odd away, something like that.

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-Exciting, isn't it?

-And yet, Dan and Sam,

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equal shortest-named contestants ever -

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we've never had less than six letters

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in a pair of contestants before.

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-Brilliant.

-Still waiting for a five, one day,

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like a Jo and Dan or something, but we haven't had it yet.

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Yeah.

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Hang on. Well done!

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-Thanks.

-Well done on your names, there.

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Well, thanks very much indeed.

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So, as you will have gathered, Sandy and Becky won the jackpot last time,

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which means today's jackpot starts off back at £1,000.

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There we are. Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.

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All you have to remember is this,

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the pair with the highest score at the end of each round

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will be eliminated, and there is no conferring in the first two rounds.

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So, best of luck with all of that. Our first category this afternoon...

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..is Fashion In Fiction.

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Fashion In Fiction. Can you all decide in your pairs

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who's going to go first, who's going to go second?

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And whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.

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OK, so, our question concerns...

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Fictional bow tie wearers. Richard?

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I'm going to show you 16 pictures now

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of fictional bow tie wearers, and for all of them,

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it's the character name we're looking for.

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-Can you name the most obscure, please?

-Thanks very much indeed.

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So, as Richard has mentioned, we're going to put an image up now,

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that's going to stay up for the whole round.

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Let's have a look at that image, here it is.

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There we are.

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16 fictional bow tie wearers.

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Emma, welcome back to Pointless.

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Now, you're looking flummoxed.

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Well, it's not really fashion, I do fashion journalism, so...

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You do fashion journalism? Well, you've just answered the question,

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the next thing I was going to ask you.

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But the bow tie has kind of...

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It has sort of become fashionable.

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Sadly, at the same time as the beard, so quite often,

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you don't see the bow-tie underneath it,

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which is, in my view, a shame.

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Now then, Emma, aside from fashion, what do you like getting up to?

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Well, me and Georgia actually go to bingo quite a lot.

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Very good.

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How often do you do the bingo?

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Once a week, ish.

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Because bingo, like the bow tie and the beard...

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I love a bit of bingo.

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..all the Bs, sort of came back into fashion, didn't it?

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There was a bit of a new thing, there was an upsurge in bingo.

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I love bingo, too.

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The trouble is, with bingo, though, they are so quick,

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-aren't they, the people who do it?

-Yeah.

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Keeping up with it is unbelievable.

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It's, like, more complicated than chess...

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to win at bingo. That's my opinion.

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I think it would be easier to be chess world champion

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than bingo world champion.

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You might be on to something there, Richard,

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you might be on to something.

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Now, Emma, what would you like to go for?

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Who would you like to go for, on this board?

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Well, I know quite a few of them,

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but I don't know which ones will be low.

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But I'm going to go for the Mad Hatter.

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You are going to go for the Mad Hatter.

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OK, let's see how many of our 100 people said the Mad Hatter.

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It's right.

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31.

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31 for the Mad Hatter.

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Played by Johnny Depp there,

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supposedly based on a real character,

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although there's two possible suspects as to who it may be.

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Both from Oxford, both from your neck of the woods.

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They used to have that TV show, didn't they?

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Because it used to be a very popular profession.

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So they used to have, like, a Pop Idol

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for people who wanted to make hats.

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It was called 'Who Wants To Be A Milliner?'

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LAUGHTER AND GROANING

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Thanks very much, Richard. Leila, welcome back.

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Now, Leila, it was Round One last time, we said goodbye in Round One,

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we shall have no repeat of that, please.

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I'm not as clever as I thought I was.

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I think you are. What was the topic you went out on?

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-Bears.

-Actually, you know, you're right, you're not as clever...

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I remember, yeah.

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And Leila, what do you like getting up to in Washington?

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Well, I'm retired now, but I do have a fair few hobbies.

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I free-form knit...

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Right, let's just go into that.

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Free-form knit?

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So, no discipline at all, if you want to drop stitches,

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you go right ahead.

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-Yeah.

-What kind of things do you make as a free-form knitter?

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Jumpers, layering items...

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With perhaps one sleeve longer than the other?

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No, no, nothing like that. But irregular hems...

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-OK.

-..and maybe irregular necklines as well.

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-But you just don't follow a pattern?

-I don't follow any pattern.

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I don't know what it's going to turn out like until it's finished.

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Oh, that's nice. So, sort of organic, isn't it?

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It takes the form it takes.

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-It does, yes.

-Now, Leila, let's have a nice low score from you,

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from our bow-tie-wearing fictional characters.

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I'm no good with cartoons at all,

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so I'm going to have to go for one of the obvious ones, I'm afraid,

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and I'm going to go with Inspector Poirot.

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Inspector Poirot, says Leila. Let's see if that's right

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and let's see how many of our 100 people said it.

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It is right.

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Oh, 58 for Inspector Poirot.

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58.

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There he is, Hercule Poirot, on the third row.

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Do you know, David Suchet played him for 25 years?

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-Yes.

-Yeah, from 1989 all the way through to 2013.

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Do you know something really fun?

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When he put the moustache on...

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IMPERSONATING POIROT: ..he became Hercule Poirot, even if his telephone rang...

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NORMAL VOICE: I...

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He would answer it and say, "'Allo?"

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And if it was his wife, he would say...

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IMPERSONATING POIROT: "Yes, I will be 'ome,

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"but I don't think we finish until half past eight.

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"Make that maybe nine o'clock, because the M25 will be murder!"

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LAUGHTER

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-Isn't that hilarious?

-Yeah.

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-IMPERSONATING POIROT:

-"Oh, I forgot to say, could you pick up the milk?

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"I forgot to get it on my way."

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Anyway...

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Dan, welcome to Pointless.

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Good to have you here, from Northamptonshire?

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-Yes.

-What do you get up to, Dan?

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Um, I work in a hospital, in Northampton General.

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In between that, I've got some friends who do a rock covers band.

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Well, two fun things there, so where are you in the hospital,

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-which bit of the hospital?

-The operating theatre. Surgeon's assistant.

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Right, so, do you spend your life in scrubs?

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And... Oh, it must be quite nice to be out of the mask, I should think.

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-Very itchy.

-Yeah, very.

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And tell me about the covers band.

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Um, yeah, just a few of us doing some pub gigs.

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-What do you play?

-Um, vocalist.

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And a bit of the harmonica.

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Excellent, that's fun.

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Now, Dan.

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DAN SIGHS

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Yeah...

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I might take a risk, because it could be wrong.

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But I'm going to go bottom right and I'm going to say Huckleberry Hound.

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Huckleberry Hound. Huckleberry Hound, says Dan.

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Let's see if that's right and let's see how many of our 100 people said Huckleberry Hound.

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It is right.

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You've passed 58, our highest score, you've passed 31, our low score.

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Oh, look at that, 9, single figures, Dan.

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-That'll do.

-I doff my hat!

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Great answer, Dan, very well played, yeah.

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Used to sing My Darling Clementine, in that Southern drawl.

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-So he did.

-Yeah.

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Thank you very much.

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-So, Jennifer, a warm welcome to Pointless.

-Hello.

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Good to have you here. What do you do, Jennifer?

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-Relationship manager.

-In a company, or in a...?

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-Yes.

-Oh, I see.

-In the financial markets.

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-Not sort of marriage guidance?

-No, not that kind of relationship.

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-Not that kind. So, a relationship with clients.

-Yeah.

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And what do you like doing when you put the relationship management behind you?

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I love to travel, a lot.

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Where do you particularly like going?

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Or do you just follow your nose, go wherever?

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Yeah, kind of wherever.

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The fewer people, the better.

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That's good. So, kind of backpacking level of travel, or...

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Overlanding. So, in a truck and...

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-just driving around.

-Excellent. Good for you.

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OK. Now, Jennifer,

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what about all these bow-tie-wearing fictional characters?

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I know a few, and I think I'm going to play it safe and go Porky Pig.

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Porky Pig, says Jennifer. Let's see if Porky Pig is right

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and how many of our 100 people said Porky Pig.

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It is right.

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58 remains the highest score, which you've passed.

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9 is our low score.

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30 is where you end up with Porky Pig.

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Yeah, a Looney Tunes character, of course. He was the one

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who would traditionally do the "That's all, folks!"

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at the end of Looney Tunes cartoons.

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Thanks very much. Well, we're halfway through the round,

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let's take a look at those scores.

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9, the best score of the pass - Dan, very well done to you,

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by some distance, I would say, Dan and Sam.

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Then over to 30 is where we find Jennifer and Danny,

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31, Emma and Georgia.

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Now, Hasan and Leila, 58!

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-Oh!

-Ooh!

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Now, yes, Hasan, I hope you have identified

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a wonderfully low-scoring, bow-tie-wearing fictional character.

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-Yeah.

-Low enough to keep you and your mum in the game.

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Best of luck with that. We're going to come back down the line now,

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can the second players please step up to the podium?

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OK, Danny, so, remember, we're looking for names

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of these fictional bow-tie-wearing characters.

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Danny, welcome here, from London.

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-What do you do, Danny?

-I work for the Northern line, service control,

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in the London Underground.

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So, service control means you sort of follow everything in the...?

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Yes, we've got diagrams of all the trains,

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and we deal with any incidents that happen on our duty.

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And you see all the trains going along, following them around?

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Yes, on the diagram, we've got all the signals and...

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-Oh, now you're talking.

-Do you know what I would do,

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if I had that diagram, I had that signal?

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I would put fields all around it, and little sheep,

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-made out of cotton wool.

-That would be lovely.

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I would do that on the actual underground.

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You could do it on the actual underground!

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You could sort of build canals, you could have...

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-It would be beautiful.

-Yeah.

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Lovely. OK, right, Danny, we come back to our bow ties.

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Right, um... There is a risky one, which I really want to go for,

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but I think I'm going to play it safe and go for Krusty the Clown.

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Krusty the Clown, says Danny.

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Now, here is your red line.

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If you get below that red line, you're definitely into Round Two.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people said Krusty the Clown.

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It's right.

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44.

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44, taking your total up to 74.

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Not a bad answer at all, his real name is Herschel Krustofsky.

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There you are. Thanks very much indeed, Richard.

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Now, Sam, welcome to Pointless.

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Good to have you here from Kettering.

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What keeps you busy in Kettering, Sam?

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Well, I'm actually studying in Sheffield, so I'm a student.

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-I see.

-So, out of town.

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And what do you study?

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Physiotherapy, so I'm in my second year,

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so we're just going through our placements.

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I presume you're very popular with all your friends?

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You're always being asked for...

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Everyone's got an elbow problem all of a sudden, knee pain...

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Actually, Sam, it's a little bit...

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So, what would you like to go for, Sam?

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You're on 9, 74 is the highest score, 64 is your target.

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Tempting to say a couple here, um...

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I think I'm going to go for Count Duckula...

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-as a childhood cartoon.

-Count Duckula, says Sam.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people said Count Duckula.

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There's your red line, nice and high,

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on the back of Dan's answer earlier.

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It's right.

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Through you go.

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There we are, Round Two awaits, 28.

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37 is your total.

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Great work, Sam. Yeah, it was a spin-off from Danger Mouse.

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-He was, yeah.

-I did not know that.

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There we are. Now, Hasan.

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Hasan, welcome back.

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Remind us what you do.

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I'm a manager for an events space restaurant, bar, kind of...

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See, I love the sound of your events space in Liverpool.

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-Is it huge?

-Oh, it's massive, yeah, it's, like, three giant warehouses.

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Oh, wow.

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It's also kind of joined up by a lobby bar in the middle as well.

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But it's cool, it's a cool place to work.

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And what are your interests, Hasan?

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Well, apart from the work side of things, I do love my music,

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so I do a bit of bedroom DJ-ing and...

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-Bedroom DJ-ing?

-Yeah, mix tapes as well.

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I haven't ventured out into public yet.

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Is bedroom DJ-ing just for the benefit of those

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who are in your bedroom at the time?

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Well, yeah, I think my missus,

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I've bombarded her with quite a few obscure songs before.

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Do you find you have to keep getting up to change the...?

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Oh, no, no, it's all hi-tech now.

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"I'm just coming, I'm just coming, yeah." OK, very good.

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Now, there you are on 58.

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This is exciting. We have to keep you in the game,

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we can't say goodbye to you at the end of this round for a second time.

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The high scorers are Danny and Jennifer on 74,

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15 or less is what we require from you, Hasan.

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Right, OK, so, there's a few.

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And I think...

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Because he's out of costume on this one,

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I'm going to go with Indiana Jones.

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Indiana Jones. There is your red line, let's see if that's right,

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let's see if Indiana Jones can get you below that red line.

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Good luck.

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Oh, look at that, 31.

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Oh, Hasan.

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89 is your total.

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Mind you, you're still in the game. The round is not yet over.

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And you're absolutely right,

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it's a much lower score than you would expect Indiana Jones to get.

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Thank you very much, Richard. So, now, Georgia.

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Georgia, welcome back.

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-Thank you.

-Remind us what you do, Georgia.

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I've just graduated in magazine journalism.

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And you're also looking for work?

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-Yeah.

-Do you go and do lots of freelance things in the meantime,

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-to get your name out there?

-I try to, yeah.

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What sort of areas do you like writing about?

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Um, celebrity gossip.

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I like feature writing more than, like, hard news.

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Now, where do you get your celebrity gossip from?

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Are you allowed to reveal your sources?

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Or is this, um...?

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Just, like, social network sites.

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Good stuff. Now, Georgia, you're on 31,

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the highest scorers are behind you now, Hasan and Leila on 89.

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So, 57 or less is your target.

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I'm struggling. I knew a few,

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but obviously, the lower answers have gone.

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I don't know if the top left is Mary Poppins.

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Obviously, Donald Duck and Pinocchio....

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I think I'm going to go with Pinocchio.

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OK, Pinocchio, says Georgia.

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There is your red line, get below that, you're through to Round Two.

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A lot hanging on here.

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How many of our 100 people said Pinocchio?

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It's right.

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67 for Pinocchio.

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That's great news for Hasan and Leila,

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but I'm afraid terrible news for you.

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That takes your total up to 98.

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Yeah, unlucky there.

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Now, there's no pointless answers at all up here.

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In fact, Dan, the best option on the board is Huckleberry Hound.

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So, very, very well played.

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Let's fill in all of them.

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You've got Mary Poppins there, as you say, 73.

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Next to Mary Poppins is Brains, 46.

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Do you know the bear?

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Boo-Boo, a CGI Boo-Boo.

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Terrible, isn't it? Ten points for that.

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James Bond, 85.

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-Really?

-Yeah. James Bond beaten by Donald Duck, who scored 90.

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That's a film I'd like to see!

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James Bond beating Donald Duck.

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Another good scorer...

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-Billy Bunter?

-Billy Bunter, would have scored you 13.

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Then next to Count Duckula, you've got the Penguin, 26 points for that.

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And on the bottom line, Lurch for 15, and that's all your answers.

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So, yeah, best answer on the board, Huckleberry Hound.

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Thanks very much indeed, Richard.

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So, at the end of our first round, the pair we have to say goodbye to,

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with their high score of 98, Georgia and Emma, I'm so sorry.

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It was Round Two last time. This time, I'm afraid, Round One.

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Did you know any of those when we went through them?

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-Did any of them suddenly...?

-No.

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I was going to say Indiana Jones and if I had,

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I'm pretty sure you would have got Mad Hatter, wouldn't you?

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-Yeah.

-Oh, well, I'm afraid we have to say goodbye to you.

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It's been great having you on, thank you so much for playing. Georgia and Emma.

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APPLAUSE

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But for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.

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And so, we are down to three pairs. At the end of this round, obviously,

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we will have to say goodbye to another pair.

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Sam and Dan, if that round was anything to go by,

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I don't think it's going to be you.

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We had our lowest individual score

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and our lowest combined score from you, so very well done.

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Best of luck to all three pairs,

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our category for Round Two this afternoon is Geography.

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Geography. Can you all decide in your pairs who's going to go first,

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who's going to go second?

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And whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.

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OK, and the question concerns...

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Ports. Richard?

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We've got a list of the world's 50 busiest container ports.

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On each board, we are going to show you six of those ports,

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you just have to tell us what country they're in, please.

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So, six ports on each pass, 12 in all to have a go at at home.

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Best of luck. As always, by country we mean a sovereign state

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that's a member of the UN in its own right.

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There we are, thank you very much indeed.

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So, we're looking for the country in which you would find these ports.

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Here's our first board of six.

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I'll read those again.

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There we are.

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Hasan?

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Yeah...

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Mm!

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There are some nice easy ones and some fiendish ones there.

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Um...

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I'm going to go for Shanghai, China.

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Shanghai, China.

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Well, you might be removing

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the only one everyone knows from the board there,

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so tactically, not a bad thing to do.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people said China.

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It's right.

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68. That could have been a lot worse, I think.

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Very surprised at how low that scored.

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It's the biggest container port in the world, Shanghai.

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OK, thank you very much indeed. Now, Dan.

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Um...

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I could take a gamble on one of them, but I'm not 100% on it,

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so I'm going to go for...

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..Durban, South Africa.

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Durban, South Africa, says Dan.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people said that.

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It's right. Well, you've passed 68.

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56.

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Very well played. It's 50th on the list, so only just sneaks in.

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Thanks very much.

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Now then, Danny, this board's all yours.

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If you wanted to talk through it and fill in all the blanks,

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you'd be most welcome.

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Erm, I'll just go for the one I know, I guess.

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Maybe Hamburg is Germany but I'm not sure,

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but I'm going to go for Colombo, which is Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka, says Danny, for Colombo.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people went for Sri Lanka.

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It's right. 68 is our high score, we have passed that at speed,

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56 likewise...

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21, very well done for Sri Lanka!

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Good work on that far podium.

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Yeah, well played. Now, there's a couple of tough ones up here,

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which we'll get to.

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So, Hamburg - Hamburg's the biggest scorer, even bigger than China,

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would have scored you 77 points.

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Now, Laem Chabang is in Thailand.

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Absolutely delicious(!)

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Would have scored you 11 points.

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XANDER CHUCKLES

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Oh, I couldn't have a whole Chabang!

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No, you couldn't, no. Chicken Chabang is slightly nicer.

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Now, Port Klang... We must go and visit Port Klang.

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Shall we have a little trip to Port Klang?

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To do that, we would have to go to Malaysia.

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That would have scored you three points.

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Thanks very much. OK, we're halfway through the round,

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let's take a look at those scores. 21, well done, Danny.

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The best score of that pass was yours,

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putting you and Jennifer at the front of the field,

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then 56 is where we find Dan and Sam

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and then 68, Hasan and Leila.

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Once again, you're teasing with us here, I can see.

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We're going to have to have a low score from you to keep you in the game.

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I'm sure you can do it, but best of luck.

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We're going to come back down the line now,

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would the second players please stand up to the podium?

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OK, here come six more ports and they are...

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I'll read them again.

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Jennifer? We're coming over to you,

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we are looking for the countries in which you would find these ports.

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And you're going to find the most obscure one you can on that board.

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Unfortunately, the obscure ones I don't know.

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-So...

-That's the trouble, isn't it?

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I'm going to go Manila and the Philippines.

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Manila, Philippines, says Jennifer.

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You want to score 46 or less if you can. There is your red line.

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Let's see how many people said the Philippines.

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It's right.

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Not bad. 51.

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I think that's good enough.

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That will take you to up to 72.

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Well played, Jennifer.

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It's a bit less terrifying, this board, isn't it?

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A little bit, yeah.

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Thanks very much. Now, Sam.

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How pleased are you with this board?

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Erm, average to not very.

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XANDER CHUCKLES

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I think I'll go for Belgium...

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..for Antwerp.

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OK, now, ideally, you'll be scoring 15 or less.

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15 or less, that's quite a low red line.

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Let's see how far down the column you get with Belgium.

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It's right.

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50.

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Takes your total up to 106.

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-The round's still going.

-Isn't it just?

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Not a bad answer at all.

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It's huge, Antwerp port,

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16th biggest in the world.

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Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

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Now, Leila, you're on 68. You have to score 37 or less.

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37, I think, is kind of doable.

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What are you going to go for on this board?

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Do you want to talk us through it?

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Erm, Rotterdam, it sounds like Norway or Sweden

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or Denmark, somewhere like that? Valencia...

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Italy or Spain?

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I think I'll go for Valencia and...

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..Italy.

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Italy, Italy, says Leila, for Valencia.

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There's your red line. You have to get below that red line.

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Ooh, Sam and Dan!

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Hasan and Leila!

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Italy, is it right for Valencia? How many people said it?

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Ooh, I'm sorry!

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I'm so sorry, I'm afraid you picked the wrong one there.

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That scores you 100 points,

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takes you up to 168.

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Yeah, the two biggest scorers up the top there, Valencia is Spain,

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and that would have scored you 67 points

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and Rotterdam is the Netherlands

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and that's an even bigger score, would have scored 69.

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Now, Nagoya would have seen you through.

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If you'd had to guess, Leila?

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Erm, Africa somewhere?

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-Japan.

-Japan!

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-Oh...

-And that would have scored you 24.

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And the best answer on the board by a mile is Ambarli

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and that is in Turkey.

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And that would have scored you two points, so,

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very well done if you said that.

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Thank you very much, Richard.

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So, at the end of our second round, I'm sorry to say, Hasan and Leila,

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we have to say goodbye to you. It's been great having you on both shows.

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Thank you so much for coming to play. Hasan and Leila!

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For our remaining two pairs, it's now time for our head-to-head.

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Congratulations, Sam and Dan, Danny and Jennifer,

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you're now one step closer to the final

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and the chance to play for that jackpot,

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which still stands at £1,000.

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Well, this is the point where we work out

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who goes through to the final,

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you start playing in pairs, you can confer before you give your answers.

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The first pair to win two questions will be playing for that jackpot.

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Well, I mean, two new pairs.

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You've seen off our returning pairs, so, yes,

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one of the pairs in front of me now

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will only get to play on Pointless once,

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which is a shame in many ways but very well done,

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really good answering from both of you, actually,

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at points during the game

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so, I think, now you get to pool your resources,

0:25:510:25:53

this ought to be very close. Best of luck to both pairs.

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Let's play the head-to-head.

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Here is your first question and our first question this time round

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concerns Modern Artists.

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-Richard?

-We're going to show you five pictures now of modern artists,

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we're going to ask you to identify the most obscure.

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Thanks very much. Let's reveal our five modern artists

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and here they come...

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There we go. Five modern artists.

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Now, Sam and Dan, you've been our low scorers today,

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so you will go first.

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Bit stuck because I know C...

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Erm, the only one I can say with any certainty is C, Tracey Emin.

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C, Tracey Emin, say Sam and Dan.

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Tracey Emin. Now then, Danny and Jennifer,

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do you fancy talking us through that board?

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-Do you know any?

-No.

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Tracey Emin was the one that I knew.

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I think E is Damien Hirst.

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I think A is Grayson Perry, so I think we should go for that.

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Because I think that's right. I'm 90% sure.

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-Yeah, we'll go with that.

-We're going to go with A, Grayson Perry.

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A, Grayson Perry, say Danny and Jennifer.

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So, we have Tracey Emin and Grayson Perry.

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Sam and Dan went for Tracey Emin.

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Let's see if that's right for C. Let's see how many people said it.

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It is right.

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44.

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44 for Tracey Emin.

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Now, Danny and Jennifer, meanwhile,

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have gone for Grayson Perry for A.

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Let's see if that's right. Let's see how many people said it.

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It's right. Now, it has to beat 44...

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and it does, look at that!

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Grayson Perry, down to 23!

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You nabbed it there, Danny and Jennifer, very well done indeed.

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After one question, you are up 1-0.

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Yeah, very well played, one of our 100 people thought Grayson Perry

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was Laura Ashley.

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LAUGHTER

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-A similar style.

-Very similar.

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I suspect Grayson might quite enjoy that.

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We'll leave B for a second because it's a pointless answer.

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D is a very young David Hockney.

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He would have scored you 11.

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You're right about E, it is Damien Hirst.

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Scores slightly fewer than Grayson Perry, scores 20 points.

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-And B is the American artist...

-Jeff Koons.

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Jeff Koons. Correct.

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Very well done if you said that - pointless answer.

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Thank you very much indeed. Here comes your second question.

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Sam and Dan, although you don't answer it first,

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you have to win this one to stay in the game, so, good luck with that.

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Our second question this time concerns...

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I'm going to show you five clues now to facts about bells.

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Just give us the most obscure answer you can, please.

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OK, let's reveal our five facts about bells, and here they are.

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I'll read those all one last time.

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Danny and Jennifer, you will go first.

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-I'm not 100% sure.

-Cockney, it's got to be something in the East End.

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-Yeah.

-I can't think of anything in the East End.

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Erm, we're not sure about any of them, so, we're guessing that...

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the true Cockney born will hear these bells

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and the only thing we can think of kind of east is St Paul's.

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OK, the bells of St Paul's, say Danny and Jennifer.

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Now then, Sam and Dan, do you want to talk us through that board

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-and fill in all the bells that are missing?

-Erm...

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The second one down, word for the art of bell-ringing is wassailing,

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I think, or I could be wrong.

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The large bell could be, I think, is the Liberty Bell.

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-Yeah.

-Because it cracked.

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And bottom one, I couldn't, I can't remember her name.

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We'll go for the Liberty Bell.

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Liberty Bell, say Sam and Dan.

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So, we have the bells of St Paul's and the Liberty Bell.

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Danny and Jennifer, you've gone for the bells of St Paul's,

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let's see if that's right. Let's see how many of our 100 people said it.

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I'm afraid not St Paul's.

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Sam and Dan have gone for the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia.

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Let's see if that's right.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people said that.

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40.

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But crucially, it was right, so, very well done, Sam and Dan,

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back in the game. After two questions, it's 1-1.

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Yeah, and no-one getting that top one,

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which is the biggest answer on the board by some way.

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-Bow Bells.

-Bow Bells, yeah.

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And actually, the church was also designed by Sir Christopher Wren,

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the church where the Bow Bells were.

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63 points for that.

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The art of bell-ringing is not wassailing.

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-Campanology.

-Campanology, yeah, that would have scored you 38.

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The poet, John Betjeman, would

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have scored you 12.

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-And do you remember the singer?

-I can't.

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It actually scored 15 points. Anita Ward.

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So, John Betjeman, the best answer there.

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Thanks very much indeed. So, here comes your third question,

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whoever wins this one goes through to the final place for that jackpot.

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Best of luck to both pairs. Our third question is all about...

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Sharks, Richard?

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-Cool, right?

-Ya-hah!

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Yeah! We're going to show you the names now of five species of shark

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but we've removed alternate letters from the names.

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Can you fill in those gaps, please?

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OK, so let's reveal our five filleted sharks and here they are...

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I'll read those all again.

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There we are. Sam and Dan will go first again this time.

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We...

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We're quite confident on the second one down but I'll let Dan say it

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because I won't be able to pronounce it.

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It could be wrong. Erm, I'm going to go with tasselled wobbegong.

0:32:450:32:49

-Exactly.

-Tasselled wobbegong.

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Tasselled wobbegong.

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-Be funny if it's not!

-There we are.

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Now then, Danny and Jennifer.

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Do you want to talk us through the rest of the board?

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Erm, the first one should be whale shark.

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Erm, great white shark for the next one.

0:33:070:33:10

Not too sure about the next two.

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I think the last one is something tip.

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Something tip.

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Sss... Yeah, don't know.

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OK, we're going to have to go for whale shark.

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OK, whale shark, say Danny and Jennifer.

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Whale shark. So, we have the wonderful tasselled wobbegong

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and we have the whale shark.

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Sam and Dan went for tasselled wobbegong, let's see if it's...

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Let's see if it's right.

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It is the tasselled wobbegong!

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Very well done indeed, Sam and Dan.

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Down it goes...

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all the way to nought! Correct, very well done indeed!

0:33:440:33:46

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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A pointless answer. It adds another £250 to today's jackpot,

0:33:480:33:51

taking the total up to £1,250.

0:33:510:33:54

It scores you nothing, which makes you look pretty unbeatable

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at this stage, I would say.

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But who knows? Everything is riding on whale shark.

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Maybe it will be a joint pointless answer.

0:34:030:34:05

We shall see. Erm, whale shark, said Danny and Jennifer.

0:34:050:34:08

Whale shark is right.

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I didn't think it was going to go all that far down

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but there we are, 43, not a bad answer at all.

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But very well done, Sam and Dan.

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And to go through in such style,

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you go through to the final after three questions, 2-1.

0:34:250:34:29

Not a lot you could have done, was there?

0:34:290:34:31

Very well played. Of course, erm,

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Dan knows that because tasselled wobbegong

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is the name of his rock covers band.

0:34:350:34:37

That's where he knew the name from.

0:34:370:34:39

Erm, great white shark, big scorer, would have scored 63.

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Basking shark underneath that, 32,

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and you weren't a million miles off that bottom one,

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it is a something tip shark.

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-Silvertip shark.

-Oh, it's a silver... of course!

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That would have scored one point.

0:34:530:34:54

-That would have been exciting.

-Ah, there we go.

0:34:540:34:56

Thank you very much indeed. OK,

0:34:560:34:58

so the pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head round,

0:34:580:35:00

I'm afraid, it's Danny and Jennifer.

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Well, the great consolation for us

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is it means we get to see you next time

0:35:030:35:04

and I'm sure you'll be back in the head-to-head,

0:35:040:35:07

if not going one step beyond.

0:35:070:35:08

But meantime, we say goodbye to you.

0:35:080:35:10

Danny and Jennifer, well done!

0:35:100:35:12

APPLAUSE

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But for Sam and Dan, it's now time for our Pointless final.

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Congratulations, Sam and Dan, you have seen off the competition

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and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.

0:35:260:35:29

You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot.

0:35:340:35:36

At the end of today's show, the jackpot is standing at £1,250.

0:35:360:35:41

Very, very well done.

0:35:410:35:42

Well, you started with the lowest answer on the board,

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with Huckleberry Hound, and you finished with tasselled wobbegong.

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I mean, what about that?

0:35:490:35:50

Very good sign of things to come, I think.

0:35:500:35:53

Keep up, keep up that low pointless scoring

0:35:530:35:55

and you should be absolutely fine getting this jackpot.

0:35:550:35:58

Anyway, very, very best of luck.

0:35:580:35:59

As always, you get to choose your category

0:35:590:36:01

from the four slightly dodgy ones we put up on the board.

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Let's see what's up today.

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I'm tempted to say the Army.

0:36:130:36:15

I know you're thinking football, isn't it, but I'm useless.

0:36:150:36:18

Yeah, I'm big on Champions League football but...

0:36:180:36:21

How confident would you be about Army?

0:36:220:36:25

Pretty confident. I think Army.

0:36:250:36:26

OK, you got the pointless answer, so let's go with the Army.

0:36:280:36:31

Tasselled wobbegong speaks.

0:36:310:36:33

LAUGHTER

0:36:330:36:35

OK, very best of luck, gents, three very different questions here.

0:36:350:36:38

We are looking for anyone credited

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in the cast of the 1979 release of Apocalypse Now.

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Any actor in that film.

0:36:440:36:45

Looking for any infantry regiment in the British Army,

0:36:450:36:48

in the British Army Order of Battle as of 1st of January 2016.

0:36:480:36:52

Or we are looking for any artist who has had a Top 40 single in the UK

0:36:520:36:57

with the word Army in the title, according to officialcharts.com.

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That's up to December 2015.

0:37:000:37:03

So, cast of Apocalypse Now from '79,

0:37:030:37:05

infantry regiments in the British Army

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or artists who have had Top 40 singles with Army in their title.

0:37:070:37:10

-Very best of luck.

-Thanks very much indeed.

0:37:100:37:12

Now, as always, you've got one minute

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to come up with three answers

0:37:140:37:15

and all you need to win the jackpot

0:37:150:37:17

is for just one of those answers to be pointless.

0:37:170:37:20

-You ready?

-Yeah.

0:37:200:37:21

OK, let's put 60 seconds up on the clock.

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Your time starts now...

0:37:230:37:26

So, artists, top 40...

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White Stripes, Seven Nation Army.

0:37:290:37:31

-Yeah, that would be... Could be quite high, though.

-Yeah.

0:37:310:37:34

Infantry regiments, we've got Royal Anglian.

0:37:340:37:37

Erm, Royal Highland Fusiliers.

0:37:370:37:39

-Welsh Guard, is that one?

-Erm, Welsh Guard...

0:37:390:37:43

Apocalypse Now, erm...

0:37:430:37:45

Who was the doctor from Scrubs? He was in that.

0:37:450:37:47

-Plays a bit of a...

-Oh, I've forgotten his name.

0:37:470:37:49

Yeah, we can't say the doctor from Scrubs.

0:37:490:37:51

It's got a young Laurence Fishburne in it.

0:37:510:37:54

Wow, that could be good.

0:37:540:37:55

-Shall we go with one of those?

-Yeah.

0:37:550:37:57

Laurence Fishburne.

0:37:570:37:58

-It's been a while since I've seen that film.

-Yeah.

0:38:010:38:04

Regiments, regiments...

0:38:050:38:07

Royal Anglian,

0:38:070:38:09

you've got the Rifles.

0:38:090:38:10

Do you want to say one from Apocalypse Now...?

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-Ten seconds left.

-Regiments...

-Because that will be too high.

0:38:150:38:18

-So, go with Laurence Fishburne?

-Yeah.

-OK.

0:38:200:38:22

OK, your time is now up.

0:38:260:38:28

What would you like to go for?

0:38:280:38:30

So, we'll put one from the top category, erm, as Dan mentioned,

0:38:300:38:36

a very young Laurence Fishburne.

0:38:360:38:38

Laurence Fishburne.

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And then two from the second category, which are...

0:38:390:38:43

Erm, Royal Highland Fusiliers.

0:38:430:38:44

Royal Highland Fusiliers.

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-Royal Anglian Regiment.

-And Royal Anglian Regiment.

0:38:460:38:50

OK, of those three, which is your best shot at a pointless answer?

0:38:500:38:53

Erm, hopefully Highland Fusiliers.

0:38:530:38:55

Highland Fusiliers goes last. Least likely to be pointless?

0:38:550:38:58

-Erm, Laurence Fishburne, I would have thought?

-Yeah.

0:38:580:39:00

OK, we'll put Laurence Fishburne first

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and Royal Anglian Regiment in the middle.

0:39:030:39:05

OK, well, let's put those answers on the board in that order,

0:39:050:39:08

and here they are. We have got Laurence Fishburne,

0:39:080:39:11

the Royal Anglian Regiment and we have the Royal Highland Fusiliers.

0:39:110:39:16

Well, three good answers on the board there.

0:39:160:39:18

Now, what if one of these comes in

0:39:180:39:20

and brings that jackpot home for you,

0:39:200:39:22

a nice pointless answer, what would you do with 1,250 quid?

0:39:220:39:25

Sam, you first.

0:39:250:39:27

Erm, I guess, I can already subconsciously feel my arm

0:39:270:39:30

being twisted behind my back. My friend is getting married, so,

0:39:300:39:32

he's got a stag do in Las Vegas next year.

0:39:320:39:35

So, all on red.

0:39:350:39:37

LAUGHTER

0:39:370:39:39

-Dan, how about you?

-We've got a nice family holiday coming up quite soon

0:39:390:39:44

and it would be quite nice to be able to splash out

0:39:440:39:46

and not worry about buying things and just drinks,

0:39:460:39:49

boat trips, that sort of thing.

0:39:490:39:50

Very nice. OK, well, very, very best of luck.

0:39:500:39:52

Three good answers, as I say.

0:39:520:39:54

Laurence Fishburne is your first answer.

0:39:540:39:55

In this case, we were looking for cast members of the film Apocalypse Now.

0:39:550:39:59

Remember, only one of these has to be pointless

0:39:590:40:01

for you to win that jackpot.

0:40:010:40:02

But let's try out Laurence Fishburne.

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If it is pointless, it will win you £1,250.

0:40:030:40:06

How many people said Laurence Fishburne?

0:40:060:40:08

It's right.

0:40:100:40:12

Now, all it has to be is pointless and you leave here with £1,250.

0:40:120:40:17

Laurence Fishburne takes us down into the teens,

0:40:170:40:20

into single figures...

0:40:200:40:21

Still going down, down it goes, still going down to...

0:40:210:40:23

two for Laurence Fishburne!

0:40:230:40:25

What about that?

0:40:270:40:28

A fantastic low score.

0:40:300:40:31

Sadly, not a pointless answer.

0:40:310:40:34

It's only pointless answers we're interested in in this final round,

0:40:340:40:37

which means we have two more shots at the jackpot.

0:40:370:40:39

Your next answer was the Royal Anglian Regiment.

0:40:390:40:42

In this case, we were looking for infantry regiments

0:40:420:40:45

in the British Army.

0:40:450:40:46

It has to be pointless for you to win the jackpot.

0:40:460:40:48

So, for £1,250, how many people said the Royal Anglian Regiment?

0:40:480:40:53

Well, it's right.

0:40:560:40:57

Your first answer was Laurence Fishburne.

0:40:570:40:59

It took us all the way down to two.

0:40:590:41:01

The Royal Anglian Regiment now takes us down through the 20s,

0:41:010:41:04

into the teens, into single figures...

0:41:040:41:06

Down it goes, still going down...

0:41:060:41:08

There we are, very well done!

0:41:080:41:11

-Superb! Very well done!

-Thanks very much.

0:41:110:41:14

Strong performance there. Fabulous!

0:41:140:41:16

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:41:160:41:19

Congratulations! The Royal Anglian Regiment was a pointless answer,

0:41:210:41:25

which means you go home with that jackpot of £1,250.

0:41:250:41:29

Just brilliant!

0:41:290:41:31

That's the way to play Pointless. That's terrific stuff.

0:41:340:41:36

You didn't put a foot wrong the whole show.

0:41:360:41:38

I'm surprised you didn't get Port Klang!

0:41:380:41:40

It was amazing, the stuff you did.

0:41:400:41:42

Now, the Royal Highland Fusiliers would have been an incorrect answer.

0:41:420:41:44

It's been amalgamated with The Royal Regiment of Scotland,

0:41:440:41:47

which would have been a pointless answer,

0:41:470:41:48

so the Royal Anglian doing you a great deal of good there.

0:41:480:41:51

Let's take a look at those pointless answers.

0:41:510:41:53

We'll start with the cast of Apocalypse Now.

0:41:540:41:56

Everyone in the film was a pointless answer apart from Brando,

0:41:590:42:02

Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall,

0:42:020:42:03

Laurence Fishburne and Harrison Ford.

0:42:030:42:05

We're back to him again. So, well done if you said another answer.

0:42:050:42:08

Now, the infantry regiments...

0:42:080:42:11

You also could have had the London Regiment, The Mercian Regiment

0:42:150:42:18

and the Royal Anglian Regiment.

0:42:180:42:19

Those were the pointless answers there.

0:42:190:42:21

And artists with those Top 40 singles...

0:42:210:42:23

The Corps of the Army Choir

0:42:230:42:25

had a hit with In The Army Now with Status Quo.

0:42:250:42:26

Status Quo were high scorers. Lee Ryan, Army of Lovers.

0:42:260:42:29

Marcus Collins was an X-Factor contestant.

0:42:290:42:31

He had a hit with Seven Nation Army,

0:42:310:42:32

a cover version of the White Stripes song.

0:42:320:42:34

They would have scored ten points. Mungo Jerry as well.

0:42:340:42:36

A few other answers. Andy Cameron, who did Ally's Tartan Army,

0:42:360:42:39

the Scotland World Cup song, was a pointless answer as well.

0:42:390:42:42

So, very well done if you said that. And congratulations in the studio.

0:42:420:42:44

-What a performance!

-What a performance indeed.

0:42:440:42:46

And thanks once again to our winning players, Sam and Dan,

0:42:460:42:49

who go away with today's jackpot of £1,250.

0:42:490:42:52

APPLAUSE

0:42:520:42:54

Very well done indeed.

0:42:540:42:55

Join us next time when we'll be putting more obscure knowledge

0:42:550:42:58

to the test on Pointless. Meanwhile, it's goodbye from Richard.

0:42:580:43:01

-Goodbye.

-And it's goodbye from me, goodbye.

0:43:010:43:04

APPLAUSE

0:43:040:43:06

Quiz in which contestants try to score as few points as possible by plumbing the depths of their general knowledge to come up with the answers no-one else can think of. Presented by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman.