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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Hello and welcome to Debatable, where today,
one player must answer a series of tricky questions,
to try to walk away with a jackpot of over £3,000.
But they're not on their own,
as they'll have a panel of celebrities
debating their way to the answers.
Will they help, or will they hinder? Well, that's Debatable.
So let's meet them. Chatting their way to the answers today,
we have broadcaster Matt Allwright.
We have actress and comedian Nina Wadia,
and presenter Angela Scanlon.
It's a good panel.
I'm very, very confident that we can get the job done here.
Matt, of course, Watchdog,
you are here just to oversee me and make sure things are done correctly.
You put a foot out of line, Kielty, I'm on you.
Is there a show called Rogue Hosts?
Yes. Yes, there is definitely one in the making.
Potentially that could be today.
And of course Angela, One Show.
-So what is your specialist subject today then?
I chose the Spice Girls, actually...
..as my specialist subject.
I did try to do it on Mastermind before,
but it had already been chosen.
Do you think this will help today?
I think it's going to be incredibly useful.
So in the middle we have Nina.
You are going to be holding this panel together.
I can sense you are the authority.
Yes, they will listen to everything I say, won't you?
OK, that's the panel.
Let's meet today's contestant.
It is Michael, from Kilkeel, in County Down!
-How are you, sir?
-I'm good, how are you?
-Welcome to the show.
Tell us a little bit about yourself,
apart from the fact you live ten miles from where I was born.
Yes, that's right. Well,
I work in a factory that makes aircraft seats
as a manufacturing engineer.
So you're from Kilkeel in County Down.
That's right. Your name is Sloan.
-What Sloans would you be?
-You're going to have to excuse us a little sec here,
as we have an Irish mother,
because if I go home and say I was talking to a Sloan from County Down
and I don't identify who your grandparents are,
my mother is going to be very upset.
So what Sloans would you be, Michael?
I'm a member of the Greencastle Sloans.
The Greencastle Sloans, they're just out by Cranfield.
-Yes, that's right.
-You play a bit of football against the village
-that I'm from.
-Yes, that's right.
We came across each other - not me and you -
but our teams came across each other in underage football.
Yes, because you're a much younger man than I am.
-Yes, that's right.
That was your opportunity, Michael, to say, "No, Paddy."
No, of course not.
OK, Michael, best of luck.
-Thank you very much.
-Let's play Debatable.
Here's round one.
OK, Michael, round one is multiple choice.
Each question has four possible answers.
Only one of those is correct.
Four questions in this round.
Each correct answer is worth £200.
-Ready to go?
-OK, here we go.
It's a flawless Italian accent I've done for you, Michael!
Yes. A bit of Irish in there.
A wee bit of Irish in there.
-First thoughts on this.
-Espresso, I would think it means quick,
rather than stained, would be just what I would guess.
I think I'm going to look forward
to what the panel has to say on this one.
Don't worry, it is a sophisticated panel
and they will sort this out very quickly.
Panel, your debate starts now.
-I've got to tell you I am not a coffee drinker.
Oh, you are. Fantastic.
-Do you drink coffee?
-I love coffee.
-If we go through those one by one, is that our best way to do it?
-Espresso, what do we think that means?
Doesn't it mean either quick, as Michael was saying, or expressed,
like it's been pressed really hard to make it?
Doesn't feel like stained.
So you're saying "expresso", an espresso.
I think that's just a mispronunciation
of the word espresso.
Yeah, but it's got to be something like the same thing.
But if you press something, if you presso it,
you might stain something.
To be honest I could say any of these with a good Italian accent and
it would sound like a stain.
So cappuccino comes from Capuchin monks.
-That I think I know.
And that's why, because it's got a sort of white top and a dark bottom.
That's like a Capuchin monkey.
Like a Guinness?
Like a Guinness, exactly the same as a Guinness.
I'm glad you're talking in terms that Michael will understand!
OK, so you're saying cappuccino is not it?
I think espresso and cappuccino are out.
Maybe it's macchiato, because
a macchiato is an espresso with a foamy milk.
So maybe the milk is stained with the espresso?
-So it kind of looks like...
The other thing I would say is ato, the end of macchiato,
is the past participle in Italian.
Which means that would work with stained.
I'm happy to go with that.
Right, so we have decided to go for macchiato because of the grammar,
meaning it would probably work well with the word stained.
-I always like learning new facts.
Capuchin monks invented cappuccino.
I like the ato part, meaning past tense, stained.
So, with that, yeah, I'm going to agree with the panel.
-Michael, just so you know, with our panel,
they may not have given you facts,
they may just have given you opinions.
-I trust them.
-You trust the panel!
-OK, you're saying...
For £200, to get us up and running,
the correct answer is...
-Macchiato, well done!
Very well done.
Very well done, panel.
Macchiato is two shots of espresso
with just a small amount of steamed milk and that stains the espresso.
Oh, well done.
-And the monks?
The monks. That was right as well.
-Cappuccino is so named because the colour resembles that of
the Capuchin monks' habit.
Well done, Michael, you're off to a great start -
£200, straight into the prize pot. CHEERING
Here comes your next question.
For some reason, Richard III is sticking out to me.
Was it Richard III the Shakespeare play was named after?
I'm not entirely sure.
I think it was, like, a tragedy, as well.
I'm kind of just drawing towards Richard III,
but with no solid evidence for it.
Let's see if our panel continues the tragedy,
or if they manage to sort this out.
-Your debate starts now.
-OK, Edward II was, I think,
the king that fought the Scots and was sent home again.
So, we're talking about 1300s, 1400s?
So I don't think he died.
Well, he died, obviously.
John was Magna Carta, so that was early.
-John was what?
-He was 1215.
-Henry VII, Richard III.
-Those are the two.
-Well, Henry VII came after a Richard III.
-But Henry VIII was his son.
-So, if he died in battle...
..then surely whoever beat him would have been the next king?
Richard III was beaten by Henry VII in battle,
and then they found him under a car park.
I remember that!
I'm happy to go with that.
He sounds like he knows what he's talking about.
I'm out here. I got the last one right, so I feel...
Don't hold me responsible, Michael, if it goes horribly wrong.
We'll just blame Michael, because it was his instinct as well.
So, going with the panel, with this history expert, here, Matt.
And generally, with our instinct,
we think it is Richard III who died in battle, the last English king.
So, Michael, we have Angela looking slightly puzzled over Magna Carta.
She thought it was an ice cream, like I did.
I have to say.
However, our history and royal expert Matt,
quite a lot of knowledge there?
Yes, a lot. I'm going to agree with the panel.
-Yeah, Richard III.
-For another £200, the correct answer is...
-It is Richard III.
-Well done, Matt.
Very well played, very well played, Matt.
What a history lesson that was.
Richard III died in the Battle of Bosworth Field.
-The year, Matt?
After his body was discovered in a Leicester car park,
detailed scans of the King's bones show that he sustained several
wounds at or around the time of his death,
which is normally the time that, that wounds are sustained.
In 2013, this reconstruction of his face was made.
Actually, that looks like Matt with a wig on.
That could be me. It could be me, after a good shave.
The cause of Edward II's death remains unclear, however,
one popular theory is that he died after having a red-hot poker
inserted up his backside.
What a stag weekend that was. LAUGHTER
But well played, Michael. Another 200 quid in the prize pot.
Yes, come on.
Ticking along very nicely.
-Yes, we are.
-Here's your next question.
I know the song.
I don't think it was the type of
genre that Mick Jagger would sing in.
Maybe the same goes for Robert Plant.
They were more rock. Whereas You're So Vain is a bit more of a pop song.
Which would lead me more towards Rod Stewart.
I'm not entirely sure who Warren Beatty is, actually.
OK, you're leaning towards Rod Stewart.
Let's see what our panel make of this. Your debate starts now.
Well, Warren Beatty, just so you know, is a very famous actor.
Very good-looking man, incredibly vain.
Had relationships with every single woman in Hollywood for a long period
of time. This song was written about him.
Which makes me think he might have actually done something as
ridiculous as the backing vocals on that song.
Almost like a cameo?
I agree with you, I think the song is about Warren Beatty.
But it's such a nasty song.
It's not really a nasty song.
It's quite jolly.
She says he's like a hot guy, who has his hat tipped.
-It's kind of not a horrible song, I think.
-It's a famously
vitriolic song. I just don't think he'd be part of it.
-Women look at the song differently, don't they?
We look at it very differently.
Maybe we need to sing the song through,
from the beginning to the end?
I think that would be a very good idea!
ALL: # You walked into the party
-# Like you were walking onto a yacht
-Are we actually doing this?
# Your hat strategically dipped below one eye
# And your scarf it was apricot
# You had one eye on the mirror
# As you watched yourself go by... #
This is the crucial bit cos we're coming up to the backing bit.
# And all the girls thought that they'd be your partner
# They'd be your partner
# And you're so vain
# You're so vain! #
Backing vocal! That's the backing vocal!
# This song is about you... #
-"You're so vain."
It's high. It can't be Stewart.
But we'd know if it was him.
He has such a distinctive voice,
-Rod Stewart, you'd know that voice if you heard it.
-But so have...
I think it's got to be Jagger or Robert Plant.
Because it's a higher vocal.
-My instinct is Robert Plant, I don't know why.
-I'm torn between Robert Plant and Warren Beatty.
-I'd say Jagger.
-Yeah, I'd say Jagger,
because it's a very high backing vocal.
-That's how he sings.
-We don't have an answer.
Oh, I know you don't have an answer.
-It was fun getting there.
I tell you what, I'll take myself out of the equation,
but I think I'll go with Matt on this one.
Sorry. So, we think Mick Jagger...
-You think, I don't.
-..did the backing vocals for Carly Simon's hit
You're So Vain.
OK. Well, I really enjoyed that rendition.
It was quite good. It actually reminded me,
I was initially leaning towards Rod Stewart.
But I was reminded of what that backing vocal was,
which leans me towards Mick Jagger,
especially with the high-pitched vocal as well.
OK, you're saying Mick Jagger, you're agreeing with the panel.
To keep us going on a 100% record for three out of three,
the correct answer is...
Well done. Well done.
He actually sings the backing vocals on the choruses from the second
chorus onwards. And it goes something like this...
MUSIC: You're So Vain by Carly Simon
# You're so vain
# You probably think this song is about you
-# You're so vain
# I bet you think this song is about you
# Don't you? Don't you? #
-You can really hear it.
-It is unmistakably...
Clearly Mick Jagger. Why didn't you play that before?
-Would have been easier.
-So much easier.
Well, there's been a lot of speculation
over 40 years about who the song was written about.
-Carly has confirmed that the second verse is about the actor.
But the rest of the song could be about somebody else.
That's another 200 quid into the prize pot.
Three out of three, you're up to 600 quid, Michael.
And well played, panel.
OK, here's the final question of round one.
I know that Admiral is pretty equal to a general, is what I
would believe. Which is why I would guess Major-General.
OK, you're thinking Major-General?
Let's hand this over to the panel.
I'm sure they can sort it out for you. The debate starts now.
Right. I'm actually going to go with Michael, here.
I think it's Major-General.
The reason being, the clue with rear in the title.
I don't know anything about the Army.
I'm guessing the words that are front of me.
Second Lieutenant would make sense, because the second-in-command,
as I assumed the Rear Admiral would be to the Admiral.
I know nothing!
Lieutenant is one of the first officer roles you get.
I think Second Lieutenant is one of the most junior roles you can get.
It's got to be one of the two on the left, there.
Either Field Marshal... Field Marshal is one up from a general.
I think Major-General is one down from a general.
Where does Admiral fall into all this?
-If you work on the basis that Admiral Lord Nelson was in
-charge of the entire navy...
Rear-Admiral, I would imagine that is one down from that.
So, Major-General feels right to me.
But honestly, I wouldn't put my house on it.
If Field Marshal is the top ranking on that board...
Yeah, Field Marshal Montgomery.
From my knowledge it goes Field Marshal, Major-General, Brigadier,
Second Lieutenant, from those four there.
Well, you sound like you know what you're talking about.
-I really don't.
-I think we know who you're going to pick for the final!
OK. What are you going for, Angela, what do you reckon?
I mean, I've got nothing. You've got nothing, either,
but you're talking about it.
I feel like sometimes a little bit of information is a dangerous thing.
The most dangerous thing is to talk convincingly about something about
which you know nothing at all.
But I'm an actor, that's what I do!
I'd go Major-General.
-Well, I think it's Field Marshal, if it's any consolation.
You could be right, you could be right.
Before we all fall apart, we are going for
Major-General as our answer to the equivalent in the Royal Navy
-I thought Major-General or Field Marshal.
So it will be a bit of a guess between that.
I'm going to guess that it's lower and go with my original thought,
To keep your 100% record, and get us up to £800,
the correct answer is...
Very well done.
I'd like to just say something at this point.
I feel like my role is to play
devil's advocate and suggest something else,
-to reinforce your positive answer.
-And that is working well.
I think it's going all right.
-There you go, well played.
Field Marshal is the highest rank in the Army.
It is the equivalent of the Royal Navy's Admiral of the Fleet.
A Brigadier's equivalent naval rank is a Commodore,
who had a hit with...?
-Three Times A Lady.
-There you go.
Well played. That's another £200 into the prize pot.
At the end of round one, it's 100%, four out of four, £800.
OK, Michael. How do you think the panel is doing so far?
Very helpful, so far.
It's a good mixture of knowledge in there.
Anyone standing out for you at the moment?
Matt's knowledge has been very helpful, yes.
I'm sure as the rounds go on we'll see the rest of the members
of the panel helping out as well.
-Right, I'm leaving!
-Just waiting for that Spice Girls question.
-OK, let's see how they cope with pictures.
It is time for round two.
OK, Michael. Round two is our picture round.
You must place three pictures in the correct order.
There are three questions in this round.
The money goes up to £300 for each correct answer.
Here's your first question of round two.
I think they're actually pretty tightly packed within the year.
Obviously Valentine's Day is the 14th of February.
St Patrick's Day is the 17th of March.
I have a feeling that Burns Night is at the beginning of the year,
but I'm not entirely sure.
Don't worry, that's what our panel is here for.
Your debate starts now.
So... We know these two, yeah?
Why is there bread rolls on your picture?
-That's not bread rolls, that's haggis!
-I thought it was bread and hummus.
You've changed. You are so middle-class right now.
OK, so I play in a ceilidh band.
-I play the guitar in a ceilidh band.
-What kind of ceilidh band?
-A Scottish ceilidh band.
-And every year we play Burns Night.
-And when is it?
-Last year, I played a Burns Night in Barcelona,
and it's always the end of January.
-So I think that feels right to me.
That is very right, in that case.
A bit of everything. I play Scottish, you are Irish,
-and you're lovely.
So that's all three covered.
I'm Irish, and I like to think, lovely too. But anyway...
So, we think this is the order to go in.
Burns Night, Valentine's Day and then St Patrick's Day.
-Yes, I'm going to go with the original answer.
-As it stands.
-As it stands?
For £300, is that the correct order?
It is! Well done. CHEERING
Very well played. Burns Night on the 25th of January.
Valentine's Day, 14th of February,
and St Patrick's Day is on the 17th of March.
Angela, of course, who celebrates Burns Night in her house
with a little bit of hummus, a few dips.
Elderflower and prosecco.
Bit of prosecco. You've changed!
Very well done, that's £300 into the prize pot.
You're going so well here.
100% record, you're up to £1,100.
Let's have a look at the second question in this round.
Here it comes.
Well, I know Jurassic Park was definitely before
Saving Private Ryan.
I can remember going to watch Jurassic Park when I was very young,
eight years old. The Color Purple, I have not seen.
To me, it seems like a recent one.
-I'm not familiar with it.
-Don't worry, Michael.
What you actually need is someone on the panel who is one of our most
loved and respected actors, who could possibly sort that out.
So, panel, your debate starts now.
Well, I'd love to start off with The Color Purple.
Kick-started Oprah Winfrey's career.
She won an Oscar for it.
She did, yes.
It was probably one of his first ever huge movies,
so I think that would be the very first one of that lot of films.
For me, the order is quite apparent.
It's The Color Purple, Jurassic Park and then Saving Private Ryan.
That's definitely last.
I think if you two swap over and I stick with Jurassic in the middle.
I listened to a podcast recently, The Making Of Oprah,
-and it happened very early on in her career.
It was, like, late...
-Yes, late '80s.
Right, so that's the early '90s.
Jurassic Park is early '90s.
I'd say that's early 2000s.
I interviewed Steven Spielberg last year at the Baftas.
I did the red carpet, and Michael Fassbender was next.
So, I was mildly distracted and ready.
And so...this lovely gentleman, in a coat,
it was freezing, was standing there.
And I thought, "Aww,
"I'll just have a chat with this man."
I was, "Like, how are you doing?
"Is this your first time to the Baftas?"
And then I get this note in my ear,
"Steven's up for an award".
I was, like, "Steven, what?!"
So, he was really amused,
because most people are so in awe of him that he was,
"Who is this bird who doesn't know who I am, clearly?"
But we had a lovely chat.
-Michael Fassbender had a lot to live up to.
-And did he?
I think we've got this right, with any luck.
So we're going to go with The Color Purple, then Jurassic Park,
and then Saving Private Ryan.
I'm sure about Jurassic Park and Saving Private Ryan.
So I'm going to trust the panel on The Color Purple and go with
The Color Purple, Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan.
For £300, is that the correct order?
Well played, panel. The Color Purple was released in 1985.
It was nominated for 11 Oscars but didn't win a single one.
What?! Did Oprah not win?
Oprah was nominated, but she didn't win.
Jurassic Park was released in 1993.
Saving Private Ryan was released in 1998.
In 2006, Tom Hanks was made an honorary member
of the US Army Rangers Hall of Fame,
largely for his portrayal of Captain John Miller in
Saving Private Ryan. He's also a man that you should never travel with.
Pretty much every film he's ever ended up in
has been a travel disaster. LAUGHTER
If you want to end up on a desert island,
landing on a plane in the Hudson,
being hijacked by Somalian pirates or ending up dead on a bridge in
World War II, don't travel with Tom Hanks.
It is, however, another £300 into the prize pot.
-You're doing so, so well.
£1,400 so far.
OK, Michael, here comes your final question of round two.
Put these animals in order of their average weight when fully grown,
starting with the lightest.
My initial guess for the lightest would be the reindeer.
I'm going to assume the walrus is the heaviest.
OK, that's your first thought.
Panel, let's see if we can sort this out for Michael.
Your debate starts now.
So, Michael thinks the walrus is the heaviest?
I think it's worth noting that a walrus...
There's a lot of fat on a walrus.
And pound for pound, muscle weighs more than fat.
He might have a lot of mass, but it might not weigh that much.
I think the antlers on a reindeer...
Have you ever seen those things mounted?
-On a wall?
-How many screws does it take?
What fixings have we got?
This is the most bizarre logic.
If this had been a moose up here, I would definitely have said no,
the moose would win outright.
But a reindeer, I would think that would be the lightest.
I think it's between the polar bear and the walrus.
Here's what I would say, the polar bear, to keep itself warm,
-has lots of fluff.
It's fur that's heavy, though.
But it's not as heavy as the fat of a walrus.
The walrus has got no fluff to keep itself warm.
Therefore, if it's spending all its time in the water, I'd go walrus.
I think, whatever happens, I think...
I think reindeer is lightest.
Think of the antlers, lads.
-I'm just saying.
-It's not an elk.
-It's up to you.
-It's not an elk, it's a reindeer.
OK. If it was a moose or something, maybe.
A reindeer is not that big.
If you had to choose, what would be your order?
I think this would be my order.
-What would you say?
-I would probably,
if you are really sure that's not in the running,
which I'm not convinced,
I would swap them.
I'm going with my gut and I'm sticking with this order,
-if that's OK. Yes?
So we are going for reindeer as the lightest,
the polar bear and then the walrus as the heaviest.
So, disagreement once again amongst the panel, Michael.
Matt, of course, bringing his science to it.
What does the fluff of a polar bear weigh?
That is the question.
I'm going to go with reindeer, polar bear, walrus.
So, you originally thought reindeer, polar bear, walrus.
Angela, not quite sure on this.
-For a change!
-For £300, is that the correct order?
-It is the correct order.
Again, my role...
Just throwing something in there, it's really working.
We have to really examine it, it's important.
A reindeer weighs about 50st.
So, Santa's nine reindeers would weigh a total of three tonnes,
plus the sleigh, plus Santa, who is not a small man himself.
People really need to reinforce their roofs.
A polar bear weighs about 1,600 pounds, which is 113st.
A walrus weighs around 220st.
-That's one and a half tonnes.
Well worked out, panel.
The 100% record still stands.
Michael, you're doing ever so well.
You're up to £1,700 at the end of round two.
OK, Michael. Still £1,500 up for grabs as we play round three.
OK, Michael. In this round, you'll face questions that contain
a statement about a person, a place or a thing.
But only one of those statements is true.
You have to decide which one that is.
Three questions in this round.
As it is our final round, the money goes up to £500 a question.
So, best of luck.
Here we go.
So, I'm really drawn towards B.
And I've seen people trying to prove it by
putting their foot against their arm.
If I remember correctly, it ended up being true.
You're edging towards B.
No doubt our panel will come to a united decision
quickly on this question. Your debate starts now.
OK, Matt, lie down on the table, quick.
-I can do that for you.
-I've never thought about the length of
-OK, your full height.
I might have a particularly big head.
All right, here we go.
One, two, three...
You might want to stop there.
..five, six, seven, no.
-I rule that one out.
-I didn't think that worked.
You know, we didn't have to do that.
Also, I think the length of your...
Twice the length of your hand.
I think it's the foot.
I think Michael's got it.
-That just feels right.
That just looks like an impression of Bruce Forsyth.
I think that's the one.
-That works every time.
I enjoyed that.
-I bet you did.
-I think we're quite agreeable on this one,
we think the answer is from your wrist to your elbow is roughly
the length of your foot.
Michael, it was a very scientific discussion there from our panel.
The practical demonstrations were really helpful, yes.
Yes, I'm pretty sure B. I'm going to go with B.
is that the correct statement?
It is the correct statement. Well done.
Well played. The total height of an average human
is between seven and seven and a half times,
which is exactly what you were measuring out.
Your hand, on average, is about
three quarters the length of your head.
Michael, I mean, it's a 100% record here, £500,
taking you up to a total of £2,200.
Here comes question two.
I would be drawn towards A, the books came out in the 1960s.
What we need is a panel with someone on it who is old enough to remember
the Mr Men books first-time round.
I'm not looking at anyone in particular, Matt.
Panel, your debate starts now.
Well, OK, yes, I was a child in the 1970s.
Mr Men books were there then.
-So, it could be true.
And as a kid in the '80s, I thought Mr Men was a bit retro.
In a good way, but they were not new.
So, by extension is that you think I'm a bit retro, but in a good way.
-Is that the way it works?
-Whatever makes you happy, Matt.
And I also read Mr Tickle, I think it would be Mr Grumpy,
or Mr Bump.
Tickle was the dude with the big...
Bump feels like a classic, doesn't it?
-So, we can definitely rule out the second one.
-I think so.
David's going to kill me if I don't know that.
-You know David Jason?
-Yes, I work with David Jason,
we're doing Still Open All Hours together.
And he was around in the '60s.
-But he also did other voiceovers, didn't he?
-He did Danger Mouse.
-Yes, he did.
-So, he was...
-He would have, he would have...
-Oh, my word.
-Now you're talking.
-Instinct again. What do you think?
Right, we think that David Jason
narrated the original Mr Men TV show.
OK, Michael, we have a difference of opinion between you and the panel
-for one of the first times, I think, today.
Now, does that make you change your mind?
It's trying to make me change my mind, yes.
David Jason, it's just something you think you would know,
but then again I didn't know that he narrated Danger Mouse.
So that kind of sways me.
I'm going to switch my answer from A to C.
It's the toss of a coin, really.
You're now going with David Jason
narrated the original Mr Men TV show.
£500. Is that the correct statement?
-I'm so sorry.
-It was the middle one!
It was Tickle.
Mr Tickle was created, supposedly, when Roger Hargreaves,
who wrote the book, his son asked his dad what a tickle looked like.
-Then he went on to become...
-The original Mr Men TV series was narrated by Arthur Lowe...
Captain Mainwaring from Dad's Army.
As soon as you say that I can hear the voice.
The Mr Men came out in 1971.
No money added on that question.
But you still have one question left. Here it comes.
I believe he is married with kids,
and he's been married for a long while.
So I don't believe he got engaged to a Footballers' Wives star in 2013.
And I just, no game sticks out for me of Ronnie O'Sullivan beating
So, I think statement C is true.
OK, we'll keep your powder dry, you're thinking it is C.
Panel, can you help Michael out on this one?
-Your debate starts now.
-No, I can't help you.
OK, my dad, we used to watch... I'm one of four girls,
we had a pool table, and we used to watch snooker all the time.
And I used to fancy Stephen Hendry.
And it was always Steve Hendry and Steve Davis.
Jimmy White was around in that era,
because Stephen Hendry won everything,
and then, kind of, Ronnie took that mantle from him,
-rather than being his rival.
-In my head.
-I think Michael's logic was really good.
I'm not a snooker fan.
I literally, the last time I watched snooker it was in black and white.
But the way Michael was talking about it makes perfect sense.
The way I spoke about it didn't, did it not?
No, the way you... The way you spoke about it also makes perfect...
-You know I love you, don't you?
And I was going to say, and also the way you were speaking about it,
Angela, makes perfect sense, also.
Thank God you both agree.
I'm so sorry, Michael, I can help you in no way possible.
I don't even know the difference between snooker and pool.
So, I'll just be quiet and listen to the two of them.
Listen to Scanlon, listen to... Don't listen to me, I know nothing.
The only thing I will say is
that the Footballers' Wives thing is almost so obscure
-that it could be true.
-Wouldn't we know that?
-They would be, like, the snooker power couple.
-I don't think
snooker's really that type of sport.
I don't think snooker's a sport, but that is...
A different matter entirely.
-Do you want to go with C?
We feel that the answer is that he has never beaten Stephen Hendry
at the World Championships.
-I've got a little thought that it might be B,
but I'm going to stick with C,
and say he's never beaten Stephen Hendry at the World Championships.
For £500, the correct statement is...
-It's A, he got engaged to Laila Rouass in 2013.
-You know her.
-I know her, too.
Sorry, you've worked with Laila Rouass...
-You've worked with David Jason.
Yes. And I know nothing about either of them.
I don't live with them, you know?
-Or talk to them.
-Or talk that much.
Now is not the time, now is not the time!
Michael's come all this way and the whole thing is falling apart.
He made his World Championship debut at the Crucible Theatre in 1993,
aged 17 years and five months.
He has beaten Stephen Hendry twice,
Angela, at the World Championships.
Both in the semifinals.
-In 2004 and 2008.
At the end of round three, the prize pot is £2,200.
If you manage to bag that today, what's the plan?
A holiday in the summer, I think, a nice Interrailing trip.
Well, there's just one question between you and that £2,200.
It is, of course, our final debate,
where you will face just one question.
That question will have six possible answers. Only three are correct.
To win, you must identify all three.
But, as before, you are not alone.
This is, of course, the final debate.
We are going to make life a little bit more tricky for you.
You must choose one of our panel to assist you.
Who would you like to join you on the final debate?
Will it be our very own Rogue Trader, Matt?
Will it be our team captain, Nina?
Or will you choose Angela in the hope
that no world-famous film directors come up?
-Who is it going to be, Michael?
-The panel have been very helpful.
But Matt's all-round knowledge has helped me a lot.
I'm going to have to go with Matt.
OK, Matt, would you please join us as we play our final debate?
OK, Matt, Michael has chosen you for the final debate.
Come on, you did so well earlier on.
In the questions where I knew it, I knew it.
And the ones where I didn't, I really didn't.
So basically, we just need the ones that you know.
We need, if you could just provide us with questions we both know,
-we'll be fine, yes.
-OK, Michael, you have two categories to choose from,
let's have a look.
Oh, tough choice.
I know a bit about board games.
I know a bit about alcoholic drinks.
-You've got to go with what you feel best about.
-I think I'm going to go with alcoholic drinks.
Everybody in Ireland will be proud of you, Michael.
LAUGHTER OK, Michael, £2,200 up for grabs,
we're going to put 45 seconds on the clock.
Best of luck. Here is today's final debate question.
For the final time, the debate starts now.
Is two bottles?
Magnum has got to be one of the smallest.
-After that, I honestly don't know.
I think Methuselah is...
Something in the back of my mind tells me it's a small bottle.
It feels like you need to have to have something before you get into
-the big Biblical names.
Does it not?
I haven't got much logic for you, mate, I haven't got a lot of
-Jeroboam is something you think is small?
I would say Jeroboam, Methuselah, and Magnum.
-Yes, that's, those were my first thoughts.
-That's all I've got.
That's all I've got.
It's good logic on the biblical names.
You know, then it starts to get massive.
Nebuchadnezzar is, like, a 20-bottle bottle.
Time up, guys. I need an answer, Michael.
Yes, I'm going to go with Jeroboam, Magnum, and Methuselah.
We need all three of these to be correct to go home with the money.
Best of luck. Here we go.
Let's find if there's three correct answers up there.
First, you chose Jeroboam.
Was that one of the three smallest?
Well done. We're up and running. A Jeroboam of champagne is the
equivalent of four standard bottles.
One down, two to go. Next you went for Magnum.
Is Magnum a correct answer?
-Two out of three.
A Magnum is the size of two standard bottles.
If Methuselah is the right answer, you will leave with £2,200.
If it's the wrong answer, I'm afraid, you will leave with nothing.
Is Methuselah one of the three smallest sizes of champagne bottles?
-Well done. Well done.
-Very well done.
-Unbelievable. I can't believe it.
£2,200. A Methuselah is the equivalent
of eight standard bottles,
which is the exact amount of champagne that Michael is going
to be buying all of us right now.
Congratulations. Let's hear it for Michael one more time.
That's it for Debatable. There's just enough time for me to thank our
fantastic panel, Matt Allwright, Nina Wadia, and Angela Scanlon.
I hope you've enjoyed watching. We will see you next time
for more heated debates. For now, it's goodbye.