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Episode 33

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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APPLAUSE

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Thank you very much indeed.

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Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong and welcome to Pointless.

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This is the show where all the questions have been asked

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to 100 people before the show.

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All our contestants have to do is come up with the answers

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that no-one else could think of. Let's meet today's players.

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APPLAUSE

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And couple number one.

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Hi, I'm Jon, this is my brother, Larry,

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and we're from Tottenham in London.

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-Couple number two.

-Good afternoon.

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I'm Mark, this is my son, Ben, and we're from Hartford in Cheshire.

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Couple number three.

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Hi, I'm Jo, this is my sister, Tasha, and we're from Woking.

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-And, finally, couple number four.

-Hi, I'm Hannah. I'm from Wimborne.

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And this is my friend, Taz, who's from Newport.

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And these are today's contestants.

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APPLAUSE

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Thanks very much, all of you. A very warm welcome to the show.

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We'll get to chat to each of you throughout the show

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as it goes along. That just leaves one more person for me to introduce.

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He is so smart, his blood type is A*.

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

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-Hiya. Hi, everybody.

-APPLAUSE

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-Good afternoon to you.

-And to you.

-Are you well?

-I'm very well.

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I was very pleased that Larry and Jon are brothers cos quite often

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-I think people look alike and they turn out not to be brothers.

-Mm.

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Anyway, I was relieved, gents.

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Two returning pairs from that last show.

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Mark and Ben were knocked out in Round One.

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They've got a glint about them though, a hint of steel.

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I think they'll be all right.

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And Tasha and Jo already proved themselves,

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got through to the head-to-head. Going to be difficult to beat too.

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First two rounds, high culture, low culture.

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-Pointless spectrum.

-Exactly right.

-There we are.

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Thank you very much indeed.

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Jason and Vicky didn't win the jackpot last time,

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which means we add another £1,000 to that,

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so today's jackpot starts off at £2,250.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.

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APPLAUSE

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

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will be eliminated, so keep those scores low.

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Best of luck to all four pairs. Our first category this afternoon is...

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Can you decide in your pairs who's going first, who's going second?

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

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OK, the question concerns...

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Artists and their countries of birth.

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-This is the high culture bit, just so you know.

-Good, good.

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On each board, we're going to give you seven pairs of artists.

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They were all born in the same modern-day country as each other.

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We need you to tell us the name of those countries, please.

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There's going to be 14 pairs in all to have a go at home. Best of luck.

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Thank you very much indeed.

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So, we are looking for the countries of origin

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shared by these pairs of artists. Our first board reads like this.

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I'll read those all one last time.

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-Larry, a warm welcome to Pointless.

-Thank you.

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Straight in at the deep end of Pointless culture here.

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Larry, from London. What do you do, Larry?

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-I'm a journalism student at Kingston University.

-Good stuff. Enjoying it?

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-Very much so, yeah.

-Very good.

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Have you worked out which avenue of journalism?

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-Yeah, sports journalism.

-Sports journalism.

-100%.

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Are you specialising already in sports journalism?

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No, third year, I get to actually take a sports journalism module.

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That's fun. So, what are you doing at the moment?

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-Is it still quite general?

-Yeah, it's pretty much practical stuff.

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I've just finished creating a magazine

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which I really enjoyed doing. It's a magazine for dogs called Dogue.

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-I get it. So, Vogue with a...

-Exactly.

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Oh, that's good. Dogue. We like Dogue.

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-I'd have called it Vanity Fur.

-LAUGHTER

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-That's good.

-There we are.

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OK, now, Larry, which pair of artists and country of origin

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would you like to tackle?

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Really weak on art but I think I'm going to go Vincent van Gogh

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and Johannes Vermeer and say The Netherlands.

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The Netherlands, says Larry. Let's see if that's right

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and how many of our 100 people went for The Netherlands.

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It's right.

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APPLAUSE 64.

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Yeah, nice start.

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Van Gogh was originally, very briefly, a teacher in Ramsgate.

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-I never knew that!

-There you go. How about that?

-What about that?

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Thanks very much, Richard. Now then, Mark, welcome back to Pointless.

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-Thank you.

-Remind us what you do.

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I work for a top-flight Premiership football team on hospitality.

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-That is fun.

-But I like to try and do all sorts of things, push myself,

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so just recently, I've flown a biplane

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and a couple of years back, I went skydiving.

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-I've walked on fire, so...

-You've walked on fire?

-Yeah.

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Do you mean you were on fire and you walked?

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No, what they do is they make a big pyre out of wood

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and they've got glowing embers and you walk across the top of it.

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Is it all about the speed with which you transfer from foot to foot?

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It's about walking evenly

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and rolling your feet rather than walking flat-footed.

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-A little bit hot.

-David Frost once did a programme

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called Beyond Belief and they tried to explain different phenomena

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and he said no-one can explain this thing of walking across hot coals

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and a scientist said exactly that.

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He said feet are a very poor conductor of heat

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so, as long as you do it quickly, you never get burnt.

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And David Frost said, "Well, we may never know."

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-LAUGHTER

-Well...

-Yeah.

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OK, Mark, who would you like to go for on this board?

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I'm going to go for the top one and say Spain.

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OK, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Spain.

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

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64 is our only score so far.

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63. Look at that for grouping.

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And the right side of 64 as well, Mark.

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APPLAUSE

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Yeah, Picasso's dad was an artist

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and he gave it up when Picasso was 13

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cos he felt his son had surpassed him.

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-Oh, that's got to hurt, hasn't it?

-That's annoying.

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-Yeah, went on to become a teacher in Ramsgate.

-That's right, yeah.

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The previous teacher had lost an ear somehow.

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-No-one knows how, and he was called in.

-Thanks very much.

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-Tasha.

-Hi.

-Tasha, welcome back to Pointless.

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-You were our head-to-headers last time.

-Mm-hmm.

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And then defeated in that last round. Remind us what you do.

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I'm a teaching assistant in a primary school

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but I have a couple of other jobs as well

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because I am saving up to go travelling.

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-What other jobs do you do?

-I do some tutoring,

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I do some after-school care, so, like, nannying,

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and I also work on summer camps and children's camps

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-during the school holidays.

-That's quite a full curriculum there.

-Yeah.

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How are your travel funds coming together?

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Um, well, winning the show would be very helpful.

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All right, well, Tasha, what would you like to go for?

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We've got scores in the mid 60s at this point.

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I mean, either answer is going to be a guess

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and I'm going on the names and what sort of nationality they sound.

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I'm going to go for Katsushika Hokusai and Sesshu

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-and I'm going to guess Japan.

-Japan, says Tasha.

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Well, let's see if that's right

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and how many of our 100 people said Japan.

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It's right.

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Well, there we are. That paid off. Look at that.

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-33. Well done, Tasha.

-Thank you.

-APPLAUSE

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How were 67 people looking at those names and not kind of going,

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-"Yeah, I'd say Japan"?

-Yeah.

-What are they thinking?

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-"I don't know. Is it Finland?"

-LAUGHTER

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Hokusai is famous for that Great Wave painting,

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which is very symbolic over here, of Japanese art.

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-Thanks very much, Richard. Now, Taz, welcome to Pointless.

-Hello.

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

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I edit content for an eco-friendly travel website.

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Is that a sort of rolling thing, so you update it daily?

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Yeah, it's quite a new business, so we're still in the early stages

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but yeah, every day, I sit down and edit different tours and projects.

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And can you do that from home

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or is there an office where you all go along and...?

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At the moment, I'm doing it from home but, hopefully,

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if we get investment in the near future,

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-we'll be moving to London with some offices, hopefully.

-Very good.

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-How long have you done it for?

-Nearly six months now.

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-OK, that's exciting though.

-Yeah.

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Exciting to see how the project grows.

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And what are your interests aside from that, Taz?

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Aside from that, I play ladies rugby for my local club at home

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-and also, in my spare time, I play the church organ.

-Now, there you go.

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-Pedals and all?

-I don't always put the pedals in. Nobody notices.

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Nobody notices the pedals.

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Now, Taz, this board's all yours,

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if you wanted to go through it and hazard a guess

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at all the ones that haven't yet been guessed.

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I was probably going say Japan, actually.

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It would have been a guess as well,

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but I think what I'm going to go for

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is Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt and say Austria.

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Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt, Austria, says Taz.

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Let's see if that's right

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and how many of our 100 people agree with Taz.

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It is right.

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Look at that! 13. Very well done indeed, Taz.

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Best score of the round so far.

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-APPLAUSE

-Great answer, Taz. Very well played.

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Klimt is the one who's famous for the gold paintings.

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The Kiss is one of his.

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Now, Paul Klee and Alberto Giacometti.

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It's not Italy, so you did well to avoid it. It's actually Switzerland.

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Both Swiss. Would have scored you 4 points.

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Edward Hopper and Georgia O'Keeffe?

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-USA.

-USA. Would have been a good answer.

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Would have only scored 20.

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And Durer and Friedrich?

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-Germany.

-They are both German and that would have scored 42.

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So, the best answer on the board is Switzerland.

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-Well done if you said that.

-Thanks very much, Richard.

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We're halfway through the round. Let's look at the scores.

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13, Taz, well done.

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The best score of that pass,

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putting Taz and Hannah at the top of the table.

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Then we travel up to 33, where we find Tasha and Jo.

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63, where we find Mark and Ben.

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And just a salami slice ahead of them there, Larry and Jon.

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So, Jon, it is all in your hands.

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We need a low score to keep you in the game. Best of luck with that.

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Can the second players please step up to the podium?

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OK, let's put seven more pairs of artists up on the board

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and here they come.

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I'll read those all one last time.

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There we are. Now then, Hannah, welcome to Pointless.

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-Hello.

-Good to have you here.

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-What do you do, Hannah?

-I'm a support worker

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-for a disabled children's team.

-Right you are.

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And how do you and Taz know each other?

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We actually went to university together.

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-And whose idea was it to come on the show?

-Taz.

-Taz.

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-Taz has the idea, I'm the yes person.

-There you are.

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Yes people are good. Now, you're on 13.

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Lovely low-scoring from Taz has helped you out there.

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How are we feeling about this board, Hannah?

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Um, I've heard of a lot of them

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but I have no idea where they come from.

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-Yeah.

-Um, yeah...

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I think Frida Kahlo is from Mexico.

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-OK, so your answer is going to be Mexico for that.

-Yeah.

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There you are on 13. If you can score 50 or less,

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you are into Round Two.

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That's what 50 looks like with your red line there.

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Get below that, you're into Round Two.

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

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-It's right.

-Oh, dear.

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Very well done. Look at that.

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Lovely low score there,

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equalling Taz's low score of 13 in the first pass.

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-26 is your total.

-Good work on that last podium.

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They were married to each other, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

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-But she had a brief affair with Leon Trotsky.

-Indeed.

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Imagine having that gossip, if you knew Frida Kahlo.

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-"You'll never guess who she got off with. Trotsky."

-Trotsky, no!

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-Yeah, at that party.

-Yeah, amazing.

-Yeah.

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-And then next month, "I heard he got killed with an ice pick."

-I know.

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-"Yeah, you know who got off with him? Frida Kahlo."

-I know.

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-There's an episode of Jeremy Kyle!

-LAUGHTER

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-Now, Jo.

-Hi.

-Welcome back to Pointless.

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Remind us what you do, Jo.

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-I'm a student nurse.

-That's right,

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and tell us about your interests, your hobbies.

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So, I play netball for my uni netball team.

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How often do you have matches?

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Once or twice a week, training once a week,

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-so three times a week sometimes.

-That's not too bad.

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-But a great social life on the back of it.

-Socials once a week, yeah.

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Absolutely vital. Now, Jo, how are you feeling

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-about our pairs of artists?

-Not very good.

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I think I'm going to do similar to Tasha and just guess on the names,

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so I'm going to go with Henri Matisse and Gustave Courbet

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-and go France.

-OK, Henri Matisse, Gustave Courbet,

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France, says Jo. There is your red line.

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Get below that, you are into the next round. Is it right?

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It is right.

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50.

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I think you might have done enough there.

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83 is your total. APPLAUSE

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-Courbet was notorious for his often banned erotic works.

-Mm.

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And ironically, "corbeille" in French means "waste paper basket".

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-So his name is essentially...

-Basically, Gustave Bin.

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LAUGHTER

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There you go. So, now, Ben.

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Bin, Ben, this is just... Whoa!

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HE MAKES EXPLOSION NOISE Ben, welcome back.

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-Thank you.

-Remind us what you do, Ben.

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I'm a second-year archaeology student

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-but I'm currently taking a gap year.

-As an archaeologist,

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do you have all your tools with you or are they provided on site?

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-You are meant to have your own trowel.

-OK.

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But most of the rest of the equipment is provided for you.

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OK, so when you're applying to go on a dig, "Has own trowel" is...

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-You find a little tick box.

-You have to bring your own trowel

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at my gym. A towel! I'm thinking of towel.

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LAUGHTER And, Ben, what are your hobbies

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aside from archaeology? I imagine archaeology

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is a bit of a hobby as well.

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Archaeology, history, but for a long time,

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since I was about 14 years old, I went to the Air Cadets.

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Oh, right, so have you flown?

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I've definitely flown, yeah.

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-You weren't flying the biplane with your dad?

-Interesting story.

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-I actually flew before him in the exact same plane.

-Oh, that's fun.

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Now, Ben, 63 is your score. 83 is the high score, Tasha and Jo.

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So, if you can score 19 or less, we will see you in Round Two,

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which will be virgin territory for you.

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-It will.

-What would you like to go for?

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There's one I definitely know, but I'm looking at one of the others,

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and I sort of want to take a punt for it.

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I will go Wassily Kandinsky and Ivan Shishkin

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and say Russia.

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Russia, says Ben. Here is your red line.

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If you get below that red line,

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you are definitely through to the next round.

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How many of our 100 people said Russia?

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It's right.

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Not bad, not bad.

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29, taking your total up to 92. APPLAUSE

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Have you done enough, I wonder, to keep yourselves in the game?

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-And again, 71 people going Wassily and Ivan, Wassily and Ivan.

-Hmm.

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-Um-mm-mm.

-I'm going to go for Irish. LAUGHTER

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-Thank you. Now, Jon, a warm welcome to Pointless.

-Thank you.

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

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I work front of house at a theatre.

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-Now, that's fun. Which theatre?

-The Lyceum Theatre,

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the one that's currently showing the Lion King.

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Do you watch it every performance?

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I've probably seen it maybe over 100 times

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-but I work on the bar mostly now, so I don't get to watch it.

-I see.

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So, you spend up till the first interval

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going through things and getting all the orders ready

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with their little slips of paper.

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Exactly, or more, just sitting down and reading.

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And when that's done, put your feet up,

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read through the programme - again.

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Jon, what are your interests, aside from that?

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I'm a big football fan, follow Tottenham Hotspur,

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-and also a big movie fan as well.

-Very good. Art and artists?

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-No.

-OK, so what do you make

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of what's left on the board?

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I think I know one but I don't think it will be low enough to go through,

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so I'm going to take a guess, just from their names,

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at Anders Zorn and Carl Larsson

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and say Sweden.

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OK, Anders Zorn and Carl Larsson, Sweden, says Jon.

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There is your red line. Get below that with Sweden, you stay with us.

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

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It's right.

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Ooh, no, 33.

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Bad luck there, Jon. That takes your total up to 97.

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-A reprieve for Ben and Mark there on podium two.

-Yeah, valiant effort.

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Funnily enough, we'd have had lockdown

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if you'd gone for the bottom one, Ai Weiwei and Qi Baishi,

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-which is...?

-China.

-China. Would have scored you 28.

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Raphael and Caravaggio?

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-Italy.

-Italy. That would have scored you 64.

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The best answer on the board, Arthur Streeton, Emily Kame Kingwarreye?

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I'm going to say, on the strength of the second name, Australia.

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It is Australia, and that would have scored you 4 points.

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-Very well done if you said that at home.

-Thank you very much.

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So, at the end of our first round, the pair we have to send home,

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with their high score of 97, Jon and Larry. As Richard said,

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that was a valiant attempt there, Jon.

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Slightly deserved better recognition possibly, but still,

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we will see you next time and I'm sure you'll go much further then.

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-Meantime, thanks very much. Jon and Larry.

-Thank you.

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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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APPLAUSE

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And so, we're down to three pairs.

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At the end of this round, we'll have to say goodbye to another pair.

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Taz and Hannah, very well done. Our low-scorers in that round.

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Mark and Ben, very well done for just scraping through there.

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Best of luck to all three pairs.

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Our category for Round Two this afternoon is...

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It's Darts. Can you decide in your pairs

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who's going first and who's going second?

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And will whoever's going first please step up to the oche now?

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Let's find out what the question is.

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We gave 100 people 100 seconds

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to name as many darts world finalists as they could.

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Darts world finalists, Richard.

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Simply looking for the name of any man or woman who's appeared

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in a darts world final from 1978 all the way to the 2016 finals, please.

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That's PDC and BDO,

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so anyone who's appeared in a World Darts final, 1978 to 2016.

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-Good luck.

-Thanks very much indeed.

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So then, Ben, we come to you first.

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-Oh, dear.

-HE LAUGHS

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Um, I genuinely have no idea,

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so I'm going to pull one out of the air and say Hank Jones.

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Hank Jones.

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-I can't think of anything else.

-Hank Jones.

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We might want to just get the Monks of Lockdown on...

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LAUGHTER

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..on the line. OK, Hank Jones.

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Ah, yes.

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Hank, "the something beginning with J" Jones, as his nickname was.

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-They called him The Javelin.

-Of course they did.

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Cos he had really big darts.

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LAUGHTER

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Hank "The Javelin" Jones. Let's see if that's right

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and how many of our 100 people said Hank Jones.

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Let's see what happens.

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Ah, yes. Yes, never made the final, I'm afraid.

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Hank Jones, an incorrect answer,

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scores you 100 points.

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Sorry, Ben, there will be darts players you've heard of

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but Hank Jones not an answer, I'm afraid.

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-OK, now, Jo.

-I'm in the same boat as Ben.

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We might need a bigger boat, is all I'm thinking right now. Yes, Jo.

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Er...Dave Smith.

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LAUGHTER

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OK, Dave Smith. Let's see what happens with that.

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Unfortunately, a wrong answer. That scores you 100 points.

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-Richard.

-Does sound like a darts player though.

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By the time this is repeated,

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-I bet a Dave Smith will have got into a final.

-Got to hope.

-Yeah.

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-Thank you, Richard. Now then, Hannah.

-Um...

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I'm going to go down a similar route and say John Smith.

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LAUGHTER

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-I think.

-OK, John Smith.

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Let's see if that's right and how many of our 100 said John Smith.

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Yeah, there we are. John Smith. I see a pattern evolving here.

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OK, that scores you 100 points too.

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-There we are. Richard.

-It's going well, isn't it?

-Isn't it?

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-I have to say, great darts scores, all three of you!

-Yeah.

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Very impressive. For some people,

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genuinely, this is the perfect round.

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There's loads of pointless answers

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and people at home will be able to reel them all off.

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But there are some obvious answers out there, that's all I'll say.

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There are some obvious answers out there,

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so let's just take a moment to ourselves

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and think of darts players.

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We all know the names of some players -

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not just likely names of darts players,

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actual names of darts players.

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Let's just have a quick look at those scores.

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LAUGHTER

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100, 100 and 100.

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So, yes, Taz, Tasha and Mark,

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very close between the three of you, I'd say.

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

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Will the second players please step up to the podium?

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OK, Taz, we are looking for any darts player

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-who has reached a world final.

-I don't think I've got a good answer,

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but I do think I know a name of a darts player.

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-Thank all that is holy.

-I hope.

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So, I think I'm going to say Phil "The Power" Taylor.

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Look at that! OK, well, you're joint high-scorers

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so, at this point, there's no red line for you.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people went for Phil "The Power" Taylor.

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There we go. 36.

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36 for Phil Taylor takes your total up to 136.

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-APPLAUSE

-Thank you so much, Taz!

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16 world titles at time of recording.

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That is good. Thanks very much indeed.

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-Now, Tasha, we have a target here.

-Yeah.

-You want to score 35 or less.

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Well, I thought Phil Taylor

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was the only one I knew then, just this second, one has come to me,

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cos my boyfriend would be so annoyed with me if I didn't get one,

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because he likes to watch the darts, so...

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-Phew!

-And there's a chant that he does

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and that's the name that's just come to me.

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And the name is?

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Michael van Gerwen.

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Michael van Gerwen. There is your red line.

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Get below that with Michael van Gerwen,

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you're through to the next round. Is it right? How many people said it?

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-Look at that, Tasha.

-Phew.

-Very well done indeed.

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Through you go to the head-to-head for the second time.

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-Yes!

-11 is your score,

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111 your total. APPLAUSE

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Very well played, Tasha. Yeah, Dutchman Michael van Gerwen,

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one of the best players in the world.

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The chant is to Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes.

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The darts is brilliant on television

0:24:250:24:28

-and they all have walk-on music. It's really good.

-That's good.

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-Thank you very much and very well remembered, Tasha.

-Thank you.

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Now, Mark, we come to you. You have the same target

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-of 35 or less.

-Yeah, Taylor was the only one I knew,

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so the person I'd LIKE to see play darts would be Roy Orbison.

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LAUGHTER

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OK. LAUGHTER

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This has gone on an entirely new and refreshing tangent.

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OK, the dear departed we would like to see with the arrows

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is basically what this has turned into.

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There is your red line. Roy Orbison. What's going to happen?

0:25:080:25:12

-No.

-Ah!

-But that's fun though.

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That's a nice image, thank you. That scores you 100 points.

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Takes your total up to 200.

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-Yeah, what a way to go!

-LAUGHTER

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I thought you might have gone for Eric Bristow or Jocky Wilson

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or one of those guys.

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Eric Bristow would have scored 33. Jocky Wilson would have scored 22.

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But loads of pointless answers here. Take a look.

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Anastasia Dobromyslova - From Russia With Love is her nickname.

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She's a world finalist. Christian Kist - The Lipstick.

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Deta Hedman, who I played with

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when I did Let's Play Darts for Comic Relief.

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Women's world number one.

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Fallon Sherrock, also a women's finalist.

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Les Wallace, who's a world champion. Lisa Ashton also a world champion.

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Scotty Mitchell, who comes onto Who Let The Dogs Out.

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He was a world champion, a lovely fellow as well.

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Steve "The Bronzed Adonis" Beaton.

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Tony O'Shea, the Silverback. Lots of other pointless answers.

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Alan Norris, Alan Warriner, Andy Hamilton, Dave Whitcombe,

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-JEFF Smith. Jeff Smith.

-LAUGHTER

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Can you imagine?

0:26:140:26:16

Mike Gregory, Phill Nixon, Rhian Edwards, Rod Harrington,

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Ronnie Baxter, Tony David, Tricia Wright.

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Lots of pointless answers and Phil Taylor,

0:26:210:26:23

Eric Bristow and Jocky Wilson were the big scorers.

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Just cos there are darts completists out there,

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I'll tell you the 1-pointers.

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Marshall James, Scotty Waites, Dennis Priestley,

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Trina Gulliver, Richie Burnett, Mark Webster, Richard Davies,

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Bob Anderson, Ted Hankey and Stephen Bunting.

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They were all 1 point scorers.

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-Ted Hankey.

-It's a good name, isn't it?

-That's a good name.

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-They call him The Count.

-Thank you very much, Richard.

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So, at the end of our second round, the pair heading home,

0:26:430:26:46

with their high score of 200,

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Mark and Ben. I'm so sorry.

0:26:480:26:50

Mark, I thought you were going to ace that.

0:26:500:26:52

-No.

-For some reason, I thought,

0:26:520:26:54

I don't know, maybe, on those big match days,

0:26:540:26:56

you'd take a couple of minutes off to watch the darts,

0:26:560:26:59

-but no, you're too busy.

-I chat. Far too busy.

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Serving top-flight hospitality.

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Mark and Ben, it's been lovely having you on.

0:27:050:27:07

-Thank you so much for playing.

-Thank you.

0:27:070:27:10

APPLAUSE

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For Tasha and Jo, Taz and Hannah, it's now time for our head-to-head.

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APPLAUSE

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Congratulations, Taz and Hannah, Tasha and Jo.

0:27:220:27:25

You are now one step closer to the final

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and a chance to play for our jackpot,

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which currently stands at £2,250.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:27:310:27:34

So, we've reached the head-to-head,

0:27:340:27:36

where we can confer before we give our answers.

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

0:27:380:27:41

It started out with a very even gender balance at the start

0:27:410:27:44

of the show and now, look at that, an all-girl head-to-head.

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Best of luck to both pairs. Let's play the head-to-head.

0:27:470:27:50

APPLAUSE

0:27:500:27:53

Here is your first question and it concerns...

0:27:560:28:00

Actors playing astronauts, Richard.

0:28:020:28:03

Going to show you five pictures of actors playing astronauts.

0:28:030:28:06

Can you name the most obscure actor, please?

0:28:060:28:09

Thanks very much.

0:28:090:28:10

Let's reveal our five actors in space and here they are.

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There you go. Five actors playing astronauts.

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Taz and Hannah, you've been our low-scorers up to this point,

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so you will go first.

0:28:420:28:43

INAUDIBLE DISCUSSION

0:28:430:28:47

OK, we think we know a couple

0:28:530:28:54

but they're probably the higher scorers,

0:28:540:28:57

so we're going to go for D, Sigourney Weaver.

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D, Sigourney Weaver, say Taz and Hannah.

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Now then, Tasha and Jo, that board's all yours.

0:29:010:29:05

Do you want to talk us through it?

0:29:050:29:06

So, B, Sandra Bullock.

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C, George Clooney.

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I think A is Matt Damon, but that could be a bit of a stupid answer.

0:29:110:29:17

-I don't think so.

-But I think we'll go for B, Sandra Bullock.

-Yeah.

0:29:170:29:20

OK, B, Sandra Bullock, say Tasha and Jo.

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So, we have Sigourney Weaver and Sandra Bullock.

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Taz and Hannah went for Sigourney Weaver for D.

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

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It's right.

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52. APPLAUSE

0:29:360:29:40

52. Meanwhile, Tasha and Jo have gone for Sandra Bullock for B.

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

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It's right.

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And it wins the point. Well done.

0:29:530:29:55

There we go. 23. APPLAUSE

0:29:550:29:57

Well done, Tasha and Jo.

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-After one question, you are up 1-0.

-Well played.

0:29:590:30:02

You don't get many people called Sigourney any more, do you?

0:30:020:30:04

-Not so many.

-Sort of fallen out of favour. Perfectly nice name.

0:30:040:30:07

-Perfectly nice.

-Siggy for short.

-Yeah, it's good.

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Now, A. It is Matt Damon

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and Matt Damon would have scored you 48 points.

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That's from The Martian, of course.

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C. He was in Gravity with Sandra Bullock

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but this is from Solaris and it is George Clooney.

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Big scorer though. 76 points for George Clooney.

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And the last one is the best answer on the board.

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It's from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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And it's Keir Dullea.

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Very well done if you said that. 3 points.

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Well done to our 100 as well. Good answer, right?

0:30:320:30:34

Good answer, absolutely. Thank you, Richard.

0:30:340:30:36

OK, here comes your second question.

0:30:360:30:37

Tasha and Jo get to answer it first, but Taz and Hannah,

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you have to win this one to stay in the game, so best of luck.

0:30:400:30:43

Our second question is all about...

0:30:430:30:46

Chemical elements spelt with chemical symbols.

0:30:490:30:51

We're going to show you a list of chemical elements now.

0:30:510:30:54

If you put together all of their symbols,

0:30:540:30:56

they spell the name of another chemical element.

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Which element is it, please? Five of them. Let's have a go, shall we?

0:30:580:31:03

Let's reveal our five chemical elements

0:31:030:31:05

spelt with chemical symbols and here they are.

0:31:050:31:07

I'm going to read those all again.

0:31:220:31:24

-Now then, Tasha and Jo, your go first.

-Um...

0:31:380:31:41

INAUDIBLE DISCUSSION

0:31:410:31:44

-Shall we just do that one?

-Yeah. I think we only know one.

0:31:440:31:48

Well, we hope we know one. And it's the second one.

0:31:480:31:51

-Iron.

-Iron.

-Yeah.

-OK, Tasha and Jo say iron.

0:31:510:31:55

Now then, Taz and Hannah, do you fancy talking us through that board?

0:31:550:31:59

Er, not sure about the top one.

0:31:590:32:02

I think the third one down is copper

0:32:020:32:04

and I think the bottom one is arsenic.

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I don't know about the other one, do you?

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No, I don't know any of them.

0:32:080:32:10

-So, we'll say arsenic for the bottom one, please.

-OK, arsenic.

0:32:100:32:13

So, we have iron versus arsenic. Tasha and Jo said iron.

0:32:130:32:18

Let's see if that's right

0:32:180:32:19

and how many of our 100 people went for iron.

0:32:190:32:22

It's right.

0:32:240:32:26

Not bad at all. 27.

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APPLAUSE

0:32:320:32:35

Taz and Hannah, meanwhile, went for arsenic for the bottom one.

0:32:350:32:39

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

0:32:390:32:42

It's right.

0:32:450:32:47

And it...

0:32:470:32:49

Ooh, 40 for arsenic. What about that?

0:32:490:32:51

Very well done indeed, Tasha and Jo. APPLAUSE

0:32:510:32:53

After only two questions, you are through to the final, 2-0.

0:32:530:32:56

Very well played. That's surprising, I would have thought.

0:32:560:32:59

But iron may have been slightly hard to work out

0:32:590:33:02

cos it's so short and it might have put people off.

0:33:020:33:04

-Now, any good on the top one?

-Yes, bismuth.

0:33:040:33:07

Yeah, B-I-SM-U-TH, bismuth.

0:33:070:33:11

9 points for that. You were right about copper.

0:33:110:33:13

Wouldn't have done you any good to say it.

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It would have scored you 31.

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The best answer on the board, though, is this next one,

0:33:170:33:19

which is AS-TA-TI-NE, Astatine.

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It would have scored you 2 points,

0:33:230:33:25

so very well done if you said that at home.

0:33:250:33:27

Thanks very much, Richard.

0:33:270:33:28

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

0:33:280:33:31

our low-scoring pair up to this point, Taz and Hannah.

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The good news is we get to see you again and you get to do

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another Pointless game. We look forward to that very much indeed.

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-Meantime, thanks very much for playing. Taz and Hannah.

-Thank you.

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APPLAUSE

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But for Tasha and Jo, it's now time for our Pointless final.

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APPLAUSE

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Congratulations, Tasha and Jo.

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You have fought off all the competition

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and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.

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You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot

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and at the end of today's show, the jackpot is standing

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at £2,250. There we are.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Well, look at that.

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You were our head-to-headers last time

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and you've taken it one step further. Here you are in the final.

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And we've tested you pretty hard on this.

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We've had artists and their countries of origin,

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we've had darts players, actors playing astronauts

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and we've had chemical elements.

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What would you like to see come up in this last round?

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Anything TV, I think. Anything low culture I think we'll manage.

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-Anything low culture.

-Yeah, she's a bit of a Downton Abbey freak.

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Yeah, Downton Abbey would be ideal.

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I don't think that's ever come up in this final round.

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-Well, fingers crossed.

-What about that?

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They'd be furious at being called low culture, wouldn't they,

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-Downton Abbey?

-I know!

-Can you imagine?

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Lord Fellowes, do not listen to her. LAUGHTER

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Um, Jo, anything you want to add to that?

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Er, modern music, Beyonce, anything like that.

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There we are. You know what happens in this round.

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We put four things up on the board and it's just pot luck.

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We just have to hope there's something up there

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you like the look of. Best of luck. Today's choices are...

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I would probably go for the year 2000.

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I mean, we were alive in the year 2000, so that's always helpful.

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-US soul singers could be '50s, '60s.

-Yeah.

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-So, shall we go for that?

-Yeah.

-The year 2000.

-The year 2000 it is.

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-Yes, please.

-Richard.

-Very best of luck.

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Having said that Beyonce is your favourite person,

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you're turning down US soul singers, you're quite right.

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Let's have a look at the year 2000. Three very different questions here,

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so don't panic when you see the first one.

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We're looking for any goalscorers at Euro 2000.

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Anyone who scored a goal in those finals at all,

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apart from penalty shootouts and own goals.

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We're looking for any actors

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credited with appearing in the 2000 film Snatch,

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the Guy Ritchie movie, according to IMDb.

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Or we're looking the winners of any award at the BRIT Awards in 2000.

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So, any act who won an award at the BRIT Awards in 2000.

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So, goalscorers at Euro 2000,

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actors in Snatch and BRIT Award winners in the year 2000.

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-Very best of luck.

-Thanks very much indeed, Richard.

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As always, you've got up to one minute to come up with three answers

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and all you need to win that jackpot is for just one

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-of those answers to be pointless.

-Yes.

-Yes.

-Are you ready?

-Yes.

-Yes.

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OK, let's put 60 seconds up on the clock. Your time starts now.

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-So, BRIT Awards.

-OK, but I have one goalscorer.

-OK.

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-I think Henrik Larsson.

-OK.

-We'll go for that.

-I have no idea about that.

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-That's fine. Alex told me that...

-OK, go for that.

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-So, um...

-So, we need two winners at the BRIT Awards.

-How old were we?

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-I was...

-You were five and I was six. Helpful.

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-Um...Natalie Imbruglia.

-Natalie Imbruglia is probably a good one.

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-Think about one-hit wonders of when we were...

-That's, yeah...

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Noughties one-hit wonders.

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Um... Or people that have had a comeback.

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Natalie Imbruglia's a good one.

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-Robbie Williams, but that will be obvious.

-No.

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-What about somebody like TLC?

-Yes.

-Um...

-Er...

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-Yeah...

-Oh...

-Ten seconds left.

-So, we're going for...

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Henrik Larsson.

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Natalie Imbruglia and...

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-TLC?

-TLC.

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-Because they'll have won the worldwide category.

-Yeah.

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OK, that is your time up. I now need those three answers,

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and if you say which category you're answering, that would be great.

0:37:370:37:40

OK, so for goalscorers at Euro 2000,

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-we're going to go for Henrik Larsson.

-Henrik Larsson.

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And then winners at the BRIT Awards,

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we were going to go for Natalie Imbruglia.

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-Natalie Imbruglia.

-And TLC?

-Yeah.

-TLC.

-TLC.

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OK, three good answers there.

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

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-I would think Natalie Imbruglia?

-Yeah.

-Natalie Imbruglia.

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We'll put her last. Least likely to be pointless?

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-Probably Henrik Larsson.

-Henrik Larsson, we put first

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-and TLC in the middle.

-Yeah.

-OK, here they are.

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Very, very best of luck.

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You seem to have some quite good ideas quite early one,

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some quite firm ideas. Natalie Imbruglia came up,

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Henrik Larsson came up very early. How confident are you of those?

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I'll be surprised if it gets points,

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I'll be surprised if it doesn't, so...

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Well, I mean, you've had some good advice so far

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-that's paid off in the darts round.

-Yes.

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So, what if one of those were to be pointless and were to win you

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that jackpot? £2,250 not a bad thing to be taking home.

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What would you do with that, Tasha?

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Um, well, I hope, obviously, to go travelling this summer

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and also, any extra cash will help me with my PGCE year.

0:38:540:38:59

Especially, I get a chance to do a placement abroad,

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so I'd love to go to Australia, so that would be very helpful.

0:39:020:39:06

-Very good. Great use to put it to. Jo, how about you?

-Similar.

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When I qualify, I'd quite like to go abroad, maybe Australia,

0:39:090:39:13

-train there for a few years.

-Excellent.

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Well, let's hope one of these answers wins you that jackpot.

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Three confident answers and all of them, I think,

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in with a good chance of being right.

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Your first answer was Henrik Larsson. In this case,

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we were looking for any goalscorer from Euro 2000.

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This has to be right, then it has to be pointless for you to win

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that jackpot of £2,250. Let's see. Henrik Larsson.

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Is that a good answer? Is it pointless?

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Look at that! It's right!

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Henrik Larsson is a correct answer. So far, so good.

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Now, if this goes all the way down to pointless,

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you leave here with £2,250. It's looking very good.

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Down it goes through the single figures.

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You've done it! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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-Well done, that's brilliant!

-No way!

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What about that? Straight out of the tracks. Congratulations!

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Henrik Larsson was a pointless answer

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which means you go home with that jackpot of £2,250.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Tasha and Jo, how about that?

0:40:200:40:23

Is there a story behind why you chose Henrik Larsson?

0:40:230:40:26

We're going to have to take Alex out for a drink, I think.

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Yeah, basically, my boyfriend, Alex, is a massive Celtic supporter

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and he knows I'm rubbish with names and things like that,

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so he said, "Anything football related..."

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He's played for Man U, he's played for Celtic and Barcelona, I think,

0:40:380:40:41

and he just said, "Go for Henrik Larsson."

0:40:410:40:44

-No way! No way! Alex is his name?

-Alex, yes. Thank you, Alex.

0:40:440:40:48

Goodness me, Alex, very well done. How happy is Alex going to be there?

0:40:480:40:52

He's not going to get the money, but how happy is he going to be?

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-We'll treat him.

-I think he'll go for his claim.

0:40:550:40:57

-I don't know. He's not here, is he?

-No.

-Let's keep it quiet.

-Yes.

0:40:570:41:01

That's brilliant. Henrik Larsson. Very well done.

0:41:010:41:05

Yeah, he scored against Italy for Sweden. Terrific answer.

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I'll make a couple of observations.

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One, you seem to get along very well for sisters.

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And secondly, you did really well in that jackpot round,

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cos the other answers, you wouldn't have got pointlesses with them.

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-Natalie Imbruglia won in 1999 not 2000.

-Oh!

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-TLC, though, would have scored you 2 points.

-Oh!

0:41:220:41:25

-So, once again, well done, Alex.

-LAUGHTER

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Goodness me. Now, let's take a look

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at the pointless answers in the different categories

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for everyone at home who's playing along.

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The only people who scored points at all on that one,

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if you're playing along at home, were Alan Shearer, Michael Owen,

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Zinedine Zidane, Thierry Henry, Paul Scholes and Patrick Kluivert.

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Every other goalscorer was a pointless answer.

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I literally can't get over Henrik Larsson.

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That is absolutely brilliant.

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People often say, "I'm going to go for a punt."

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The look of genuine shock on your face

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when that column started going down was fantastic.

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Now, actors in the film Snatch. Let's take a little look.

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Some big names here as well.

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Everyone in that film was pointless, apart from Brad Pitt, Jason Statham,

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Vinnie Jones, Dennis Farina, Alan Ford, Stephen Graham,

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Andy Till, Lennie James and Mike Reid. Everyone else pointless.

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Well done if you got one of those.

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No Henrik Larsson in that film, weirdly.

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And winners at the BRIT Awards.

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There's only three pointless answers here, so TLC was a very good answer.

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Beck, who won Best International Male.

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Best British Female was Beth Orton.

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And Tom Jones, who won Best British Male.

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The scoring answers there - Robbie Williams,

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who I think you were going to go for, but it was the biggest scorer.

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The Spice Girls, Travis, TLC, Five, S Club 7,

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Macy Gray, Steps and the Chemical Brothers.

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One of the great endings to an episode of Pointless we've ever had.

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A pleasure, what a lovely thing to watch,

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and very best of luck in your future careers to both of you.

0:42:540:42:57

-Thank you.

-Thanks very much, Richard,

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and thanks, once again, to our winning players, Tasha and Jo,

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who go away with today's jackpot of £2,250. Very well done.

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APPLAUSE

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

0:43:080:43:11

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

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-Goodbye.

-And it's goodbye from me. Goodbye.

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APPLAUSE

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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.