Episode 4 Have I Got a Bit More News for You


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Episode 4

Extended version of the classic news quiz with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Chris Addison and guest panellists James Blunt and Nick Robinson.


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Well done for getting here. Who has come the furthest during this Tube strike?

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Not that you'd know, I suppose James, where have you come from?

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-I've come from Ibiza.

-He's come from Ibiza.

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What, on the Northern Line? Exactly.

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This programme contains some strong language

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Good evening. Welcome to Have I Got News For You. I'm Chris Addison.

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In the news, after accidentally spilling soup over the Director General,

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political editor Nick Robinson fears he may have slipped down the pecking order for big investigations.

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Who designed the Angel Of The North?

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APPLAUSE

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At an IT conference, one expert can't help noticing the guest speaker is using a limited edition,

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high-def app on the new multi-core smart tablet

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with micro-channel architecture and cross-network management protocol.

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And at a house in Wisconsin there's evidence that the higher

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quality of food available to rats is improving their brain power.

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APPLAUSE

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With Paul Merton is the BBC's Political Editor

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who once responded to a jibe about his bald head

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from George W Bush by saying, "I didn't know you cared."

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To which Bush replied, "I don't."

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Please welcome the only person on the planet EVER to be outsmarted by George W Bush...

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Nick Robinson.

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APPLAUSE

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I'm sure that's not true.

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And with Ian Hislop tonight, a musician and former soldier

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who regularly entertains the troops in Afghanistan saying,

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"I'll sing the Taliban into surrendering."

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Well, after the defence cuts, he's pretty much all we've got.

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Please welcome James Blunt.

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APPLAUSE

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And we start with the biggest stories of the week.

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Ian and James, here's yours.

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That's l'entente cordiale.

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Here's who's signing it.

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Sarkozy doesn't believe a word of it.

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They're French, aren't they?

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They're French soldiers. There's another short French man. Two short French people.

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-This looks like our lads.

-This is the Falklands, obviously.

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That is a new missile deployment system.

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And that's what happens.

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You actually were a soldier, though. How would this impact?

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The French and the English are going to have a joint command. Would that have been good?

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I think it would be dangerous. I have experienced that kind of thing of working with people before.

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I had to say on a radio when I was working with these foreign soldiers,

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"Regardez a gauche, les Serbs."

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And then I realised that they were Italian.

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So did they understand French?

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No, no, he didn't, the only thing that came back on the radio was,

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"Quoi?". At that stage I told my driver in my tank, "Let's get the fuck out of here."

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I'm told the French soldiers are going to speak English.

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Is the standard of English among British...

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The standard of French amongst British troops?

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The standard of English amongst British soldiers is pretty low, you're right.

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We're going to have a hard time, the French understanding us.

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The trouble is, if we were sharing an aircraft carrier, they drive on the other side of the road.

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We get it Monday, Wednesday, Friday?

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What if we have a war with France?

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We'll have to bomb our own air aircraft carrier.

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It is meant to act as a deterrent so that we don't do it again.

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Oh, right, OK. So all armies in the world could be on the same side?

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# And there would be peace. #

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Sorry, song coming on.

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Yes, spirit of John Lennon hit you then, just for a second, touched lightly on your brow.

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So, anyway, after 1,000 years France and Britain are going to have a joint army.

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Oui, bien sur.

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-That's very good, is that Italian?

-Non, c'est Francais. It's the only French I know.

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Apart from l'ornithorynque which is duck-billed platypus.

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They kept saying in these conferences they can't envisage

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a situation where France and England wouldn't have identical interests

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and then you show pictures of the Falklands, where they provided the Exocets for the other side.

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I suppose this time they're just closer.

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they just fire them straight from the ship.

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On the subject of having the French as allies, Stormin' Norman Schwarzkopf had clear views.

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Remember what he said?

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He implied that if you went into battle with the French,

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you might as well go in on your own.

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Yes, he said...

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They're going to start trialling the new joint brigade soon, what's the plan?

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-Take on America.

-Take on America?

-Yeah.

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-Let's not run before we can walk.

-They won't be expecting it.

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-The joint forces are getting a go?

-Yeah, they're going to get a go.

-Where are they going?

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They are going to have a military exercise together in Belgium.

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Haven't we been there once before?

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A couple of times actually, and they are going to move on to Stalingrad.

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Which bit of kit has been causing Sarkozy trouble this week?

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Shoes. I thought his shoes weren't giving him enough height.

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Are you suggesting he should go round in kind of glam rock style...?

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He does. You may laugh, he does.

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James will have met him, can I just check?

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When you met him and Carla, he must have said, "I really like your work."

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And I said, "I really like your wife."

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"Let's swap."

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It was his £160 million jet, his new presidential jet,

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which was alleged in the press to have been kitted out sumptuously with items including...

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A bath!

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A pizza oven in a French plane is strange, isn't it?

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You'd think he would have gone for something more national than an Italian.

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Like a fois gras unit. Goose stuffing booth.

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Sarkozy asked for a bath and they pointed out that if there was a bit of turbulence,

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the water would spill on the plane and it might fall out of the sky cos the electrics would go.

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If he's the president, can't he have a bath with wings that come out so that he can glide to the ground?

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That's what I'd have.

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Let the bath water out slowly to lose height.

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I never did physics at school. Has it changed much?

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It's working a treat so far.

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I always thought in plane crashes,

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you should jump off at the last minute, but apparently it's not like that.

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As you're coming towards the ground, you think, "Six foot, I'll just..." You easily can jump six foot.

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-Just step off. Why doesn't everyone do it?

-There's a queue.

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APPLAUSE

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That's what I would do.

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Some people get really cross about this link-up with the French.

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But no matter how cross you get, however annoyed you are,

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it's important to keep your cool, isn't it, Nick?

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That he is seeking to deal with a deficit,

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that he's protecting health and education, overseas aid, for example,

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and he's doing it by cutting welfare and cutting waste,

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but he will not write the next chapters in this story.

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'All right, Nick, thank you.'

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Well done for trying to get away from that person behind you.

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You should be ashamed of yourself, mate. Shame on you, mate.

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APPLAUSE

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I was just trying to make a point.

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LAUGHTER

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-Meanwhile...

-Did you have to apologise?

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Not as such.

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-Would you like to now?

-Sorry, hold on.

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The BBC would like to make it plain that Nick Robinson deeply

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regrets any violence towards the protestor.

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And it will never be repeated.

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That's awesome cos we don't know if you're taking the piss or not.

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APPLAUSE

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What electoral measure has David Cameron been forced to bring in by the Europeans this week?

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It's to do with the prisons, isn't it?

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Could you elaborate on that?

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I only read the headline.

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It used to be in this country that the only people who couldn't vote

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were members of the House of Lords, lunatics and criminals,

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which is a group that has a certain amount of...

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overlap.

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But now Europe has dictated that prisoners do have

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the right to vote, so in some constituencies,

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I don't know Wandsworth or whatever, there's 80,000 votes going.

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Can they be trusted to get back from the election booth, though?

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-During the general election, do the MPs have to canvas them?

-"Vote for me, I'll let you out."

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Anyone in here for fraud?

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I need some help with my expenses claim.

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They showed a great picture, as well, of a lifer celebrating with a glass of champagne and a joint.

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Lib Dems!

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I'd love to do a live. Wouldn't it be great, 'From The Lifers Wing'?

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We'd love to see you do that, Nick.

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Start getting angry with one of them, perhaps.

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I bet you they think the Government's too soft on criminals.

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"I want a more open society, windows, doors, that sort of thing."

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I went to Wandsworth Prison and I had a lunch with a lot of prisoners and this prisoner said,

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"Nowadays, conditions, they're just too soft, it's no deterrent.

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"When I first went to prison,

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"now THAT was a deterrent."

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Charles Kennedy did a visit to a hospital during an election campaign with a TV camera

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he asked a man in a hospital bed, "Who will you vote for?" He said, "Liberal Democrat."

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He said, "What are you in for?" "Brain surgery."

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Silvio Berlusconi is in trouble, again. What's he done this time?

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He went for a skin graft but he didn't realise he'd have his hand stuck to his forehead.

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"She's charging how much?"

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He's been trying to give a helping hand to a teenage Moroccan belly dancer called Ruby.

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-He's incredibly generous like that.

-Very paternal.

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Very paternal. He bought her a diamond necklace and a car and gave her a lump of cash.

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And said, "Who's your daddy?"

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So I can avoid him if I see him.

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He's very upset that people have misinterpreted this and said,

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-"Why do people always go on about this?"

-He said...

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People's pert, young problems.

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How did he get to know Ruby?

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Was it a phone call, to the usual agency?

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Their eyes met across a suitcase of money?

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They'd been somewhere together.

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Was it a lecture?

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It was at a bunga-bunga party.

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What's a bunga-bunga party?

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-Where you throw money at young women.

-And go, "Bunga, bunga."

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It's a naked party game, which, according to the Observer...

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Put that in context, they are Italian!

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She went on to reveal...

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King of the party games.

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He's even said something more today.

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Did he say the Italian people like men who like women?

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It's the proposal to merge British and French military forces in a shake-up of the entente cordiale.

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The new era of military co-operation could see British and French forces fighting side by side,

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both flags proudly flying, our Union Jack

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their white hanky...

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Despite tensions within the EU, bizarrely, Angela Merkel

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has revealed herself to be a fan of Midsomer Murders.

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The German Chancellor visited Chequers only last weekend

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and according to the Daily Mail, David Cameron lined up...

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or as the rest of us call it, an episode of Midsomer Murders.

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In Italy, Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi has got himself

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embroiled in yet another scandal involving wild sex parties.

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According to the Sunday Times, one get together featured...

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Then, after the Cabinet meeting, he went to a sex party.

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Paul and Nick, take a look at this...

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-America.

-Yes, of course. They've just had these mid-term elections.

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There's the new Republican senators.

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The Tea Party, obviously. A clue there for us, in case we didn't get it.

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There's Sarah Palin, Ian's favourite.

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-Particularly when she lets her hair down.

-Yeah, oh blimey, then we all know about it.

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And then there's Obama, the President,

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who's not doing very well at the moment.

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The American people, one in four think he's Muslim, one in ten think he's a terrorist,

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1 in 50 think he's a holiday that they took in Mexico in 1968.

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We're confused, what's been happening, Nick.

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-It is not new gag in America, they say, "Knock, knock, who's there?"

-Yeah, OK, let's do it then.

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-Knock, knock.

-Who's there? OK, which bit am I doing?

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Barack Obama, yes. Knock, knock.

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-It's never going to catch on, this, is it?

-OK, I'll say, "Knock, knock."

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No, OK, you say, "Knock, knock," and I'll say, "Who's there?"

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-Knock, knock.

-Who's there.

-Barack Obama.

-Really?

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What's he doing round here, hasn't he got enough troubles of his own?

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Barack Obama who?

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That's politics.

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This is the American mid-term elections, which have gone pretty disastrously.

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Lots of people have voted for strange people who believe all sorts of odd things,

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but if you say odd things with enough conviction in America, people are willing to believe you.

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But not if you're a witch. That's the good news.

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If you were a witch, you don't get elected.

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Even if you deny that you once were a witch.

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-Christine O'Donnell, she's the witch, is she?

-That's a small crumb of comfort, isn't it?

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In one particular election, the witch didn't win.

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The witch who advocates that masturbation is a sin.

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Not if you do it right.

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It says on my card, "Campaigned vigorously against masturbation." Which seems...

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the wrong way to go about a campaign against masturbation.

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But the other people whose views are similarly bonkers did win.

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There's been a huge swing to the... I suppose it's to the right,

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but in America, everyone is more or less on the right.

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Some people were pulling some pretty incredible stunts during the election.

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-Some of the candidates. Did you read about any of these?

-Yes, but then I forgot about it, isn't it funny?

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-Sharron Angle, Republican.

-Yes.

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Said that under Obama two US towns were operating under sharia law.

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It is a new form of democratic debate in America. Someone says something which isn't true.

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Then someone points out it isn't true, then the other person says,

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"But I believe it anyway." That's it, that's the Tea Party.

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Fox News, fair and balanced.

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I find that Fox News is rarely about foxes.

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Unless you are including Sarah Palin, Ian, eh?!

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There was Jack Conway, who was a democrat, who to asked THIS about his opponent,

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the victorious Rand Paul...

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Why do any of us do that?

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This was a genuine TV broadcast from Linda McMahon, Republican.

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She started the World Wrestling Federation with her husband

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and thought THIS might help get her message across...

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30 years ago, my husband and I started our business.

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It wasn't always easy.

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But we grew it into a publicly traded company

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that's creating jobs here in Connecticut today.

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It took hard work and perseverance.

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'Washington could use some of that.'

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I'm Linda McMahon.

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I'm running for the US Senate and I approved this message

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because it's time for something different.

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Vote for me or I'll physically attack you.

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I'm trustworthy because I'm violent.

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You can see Harriet Harman doing that wrestling thing.

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Or can YOU see Harriet Harman doing it?

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Did you hear what political opponents said of Nikki Haley,

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the victorious Republican candidate for Governor of Florida,

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who's of Sikh origin?

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Some distrust of the foreign?

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Well, yeah, you've put your finger pretty near it! He said...

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It's towel head.

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Dickhead!

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In the last US election, it was hockey moms.

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Who are the rabid right-wing Republican Banshees these days?

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-What are they called now?

-Mama grizzlies.

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Mama grizzly and the tea party.

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That does sound like a late 60s... California band.

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It's not relevant, actually, but my first band was called Limp Willy and the Disappointments.

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You don't want that to be your last band.

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Sarah Palin said mama grizzlies are...

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Ha! That's good.

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When she was nominated for Vice President, the head of the Republican Party in Alaska was asked

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what her qualifications for high office were. He paused and said...

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"She's the right age, and she's an American citizen."

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Can you tell me what the Tea Party motto is?

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'I'm mad as well', isn't it? 'I'm mad and I don't care.' I'm making stuff up as it goes along.

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-I thought it was more aggressive than that.

-How aggressive?

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How about, 'Kill the black dude.' Something like that.

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I think that's more an unofficial slogan.

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It's...

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Some Liberals have formed a rival to the Tea Party.

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Can your vast intellect work out what they called it?

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Is it called The Coffee Morning?

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The Coffee Party.

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Can you imagine what their slogan might be?

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We're Very Bitter.

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Change In An Instant.

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Is this on?

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What Blair-style tactic did Obama try recently?

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Lying.

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It wasn't. He has been going on easy TV shows.

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This is him on the Daily Show. Slightly terrifying.

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It looks like he is re-enacting the end of Return of the Jedi.

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These are not the ratings you're looking for.

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-How's Bill Clinton been helping?

-Has he been campaigning for them? Is that why they've lost so badly?

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It's that awful moment when Neil Kinnock says, "I support you as a candidate".

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-I think he'd be good for them, wouldn't he?

-You like Bill Clinton?

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-I thought he seemed like a very nice man.

-Did you meet him?

-I met him once, yes.

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Was he at one of your concerts?

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No, he wasn't, he made me feel very special...

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Did you keep the dry-cleaning receipt?

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What was the event?

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-Um... It was just a random dinner, as you do, dinner with Bill.

-Right.

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Also, actually, at the dinner, Cher was there. She came up to me and said...

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She said to me, "I want to tell you how much I really like your work

0:21:000:21:03

"and I'm really excited to meet you." I said, "Thanks so much." I felt very special.

0:21:030:21:07

Five minutes later she walked up and said, "I'm sorry, I thought you were someone else".

0:21:070:21:11

It is hard to come back from that. What did you say to her?

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I told her to piss off.

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Have you seen what Bush has been up to recently?

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He's been tweeting a lot.

0:21:260:21:28

-I can't really get at anyone for that.

-Oh, do you tweet?

-Yeah.

-God, that's embarrassing.

0:21:280:21:33

There is someone pretending to be me out there,

0:21:330:21:36

which is even more tragic than being me.

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I found someone pretending to be me. They didn't bother doing anything, except one entry

0:21:400:21:45

it said, round about June, "Time to get the barbecue out".

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I was really disappointed.

0:21:510:21:54

This is what he's been up to, here he is. He's with his dad at a Texas Rangers baseball game.

0:21:540:21:58

There you go. Where's a Yemeni printer cartridge when you need one?

0:21:580:22:02

APPLAUSE

0:22:040:22:05

Round of applause for the suggestion of double murder!

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I expect you're proud of yourselves.

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Anybody got any views on the Yemeni bomb plot?

0:22:140:22:17

It was interesting that all these years that you've been searched and stopped in the airport

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and you thought, "Thank goodness they're taking security measures."

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Then someone says, "What about the cargo stuff?" "Oh, that!"

0:22:250:22:28

"Oh, cargo! Oh, God! How stupid!"

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It's all right, the cargo doesn't have shoes or trouser belts.

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You're standing behind them, they're rigorously searching an elderly woman in a wheelchair,

0:22:370:22:42

poking her and saying, "What have you got there?"

0:22:420:22:46

And then there's a package that says, "To the synagogue."

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"That's fine, chuck it on board. That's fine."

0:22:490:22:52

"For the Jews." "Yeah, that can get loaded."

0:22:520:22:55

Wasn't there was another story about a bomb maker's brother,

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he tried to blow someone up and he had a bomb up his bum

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-and he split himself and he didn't kill who he was supposed to kill.

-I read that story. But that's...

0:23:030:23:09

-where you go if you're trying to hide a bomb.

-The Chatham pocket.

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Rectum? It certainly did.

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Rabbi Larry Edwards of the Chadash Synagogue said...

0:23:190:23:23

This is the poor showing by the Democrats in the US mid-term elections.

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As evidence of his waning popularity,

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the Guardian reported that at the Wolstein Centre in Cleveland...

0:23:350:23:39

Even worse, the biggest cheer he got was when he said,

0:23:430:23:46

"But enough of me, here's Wagner".

0:23:460:23:50

Isn't it "Vagner"?

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Isn't it the X Factor, M'lord?

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Ah, I am obliged.

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On the eve of the election, Bill Clinton made his own contribution to the campaign.

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According to the Times...

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Including arousal, ecstasy, exhaustion and guilt.

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And so to round two. As a tribute to James, we'll be concentrating

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on some of the more beautiful aspects of this week's news.

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So, here are some beautiful people who've been in the headlines.

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Fingers on buzzers, teams.

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# You're beautiful... #

0:24:300:24:31

BUZZER

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-I recognised the song!

-Yeah!

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APPLAUSE

0:24:370:24:39

Name that song in two.

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I pressed the buzzer cos I wanted it to stop.

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APPLAUSE

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-What was the song?

-Sorry, I've forgotten, can we hear it again?

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You can hear it again. Ker-ching! Ker-ching! Ker-ching!

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Papa needs a new pair of shoes.

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APPLAUSE

0:25:090:25:10

Did you just buzz to answer the question for the song or do you know the answer to the...

0:25:100:25:15

-Have I misunderstood how this works?

-OK.

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What will happen is that a series of pictures will reveal themselves

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including the one you can see in front of you now.

0:25:220:25:24

-I prefer the other game where we have to guess what the music is.

-Welcome to Never Mind The Buzzcocks.

0:25:240:25:30

Harriet Harman, who used to be Equalities Minister

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and very keen on us not discriminating against anyone, came up with a ginger gag.

0:25:330:25:38

Against Danny Alexander, saying he was a ginger...

0:25:380:25:43

Rodent.

0:25:430:25:44

So, a double discrimination against rats...

0:25:440:25:49

-and people with ginger hair.

-Somebody in her family is a redhead

0:25:490:25:53

and she's got a sister that's a water vole.

0:25:530:25:55

And a cousin that's a pine martin. Have you ever seen a pine martin?

0:25:550:26:01

-They are ginger.

-Can we get a picture of a pine martin while the show's going on?

0:26:010:26:04

Bring up a picture and I'll go, "That's a pine martin."

0:26:040:26:07

Let's have a quick look at Harriet's first ever attempt at a joke.

0:26:070:26:11

Now, many of us in the Labour Party are conservationists

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and we all love the red squirrel.

0:26:140:26:17

But there is one ginger rodent that we never want to see again

0:26:170:26:21

in the Highlands...

0:26:210:26:23

Danny Alexander.

0:26:230:26:26

It's a pretty clever place to make a joke about people with red hair,

0:26:260:26:30

Scotland, isn't it?

0:26:300:26:31

A Labour source said...

0:26:310:26:34

She was having a go at Danny because of his involvement in the cuts,

0:26:430:26:46

But to be fair, Cameron created one job this week.

0:26:460:26:49

He's got his own personal photographer,

0:26:490:26:51

so we're paying for photos of him looking nice.

0:26:510:26:54

Andy Parsons. Cameron's given his photographer a civil service job,

0:26:540:26:58

allowing him to take flattering pictures of the Prime Minister at our expense. Here he is in action...

0:26:580:27:03

That photo taken, obviously,

0:27:030:27:05

by the Prime Minster's personal photographer's personal photographer.

0:27:050:27:09

Some people have been a bit more generous about the coalition.

0:27:090:27:12

What did Downing Street reveal about Cameron this week?

0:27:120:27:15

The presents he got from other world leaders saying, "Congratulations, it's all going beautifully."

0:27:150:27:20

There was a tinkling bell, then.

0:27:200:27:22

Have I said the secret word of the night?

0:27:220:27:25

He's got a lot of presents. Berlusconi sent him a belly dancer.

0:27:250:27:29

-He would have sent him a watch. He sends watches.

-Yes, he does.

0:27:290:27:33

-He sends watches.

-That then get put on eBay.

-The Independent revealed...

0:27:330:27:37

-Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, how did he do?

-Did he get the bowl?

0:27:430:27:48

-He didn't get any presents.

-He got no presents at all.

0:27:480:27:52

Fingers on buzzers, teams...

0:27:520:27:55

# You're beautiful... #

0:27:550:27:56

BUZZER

0:27:560:27:58

This is the couple in the Maldives, that went for a ceremony

0:27:580:28:00

and they thought they were having a local native ceremony,

0:28:000:28:03

in the local native language. It was only when they took the video back home

0:28:030:28:08

and they realised they were being insulted in the most extraordinary manner

0:28:080:28:12

and everybody's had a laugh at them and they are crying somewhere in an attic somewhere in Wolverhampton.

0:28:120:28:17

As the happy couple smile shyly to each other, the man conducting the ceremony chants...

0:28:170:28:22

He then said, "You may kiss the infidel."

0:28:490:28:52

To add insult to injury, what other material did he draw on for the blessing?

0:28:520:28:56

He said, "Your testicles will always be dry,"

0:28:560:28:59

and then he revealed that was actually soup of the day.

0:28:590:29:01

At one point, according to the Mail...

0:29:010:29:04

One moving moment of the ceremony was the planting of a coconut tree by the happy couple.

0:29:120:29:17

As the bride tried to plant the tree, one man shouted...

0:29:170:29:20

Another was more blase, saying...

0:29:230:29:25

The resort manager tried to play down the incident. What did he say?

0:29:300:29:34

It happens all the time.

0:29:340:29:35

I wouldn't worry about it. It doesn't matter, it's all mumbo-jumbo.

0:29:350:29:38

He said...

0:29:380:29:40

This is the now infamous Maldives wedding ceremony.

0:29:440:29:48

The couple were surprised as there'd been no problems

0:29:480:29:51

with the hotel staff at the christening of their children Infidel Bastard and Foreign Scum.

0:29:510:29:56

Time now for the odd one out round.

0:29:560:29:59

Ian and James, your four are...

0:29:590:30:01

Sir Michael Caine,

0:30:010:30:02

Cassandra,

0:30:020:30:04

Nick Robinson,

0:30:040:30:05

and Bhagat the Parrot.

0:30:050:30:08

The parrot is the only one that says anything of any sense.

0:30:080:30:11

Very unfair on Cassandra.

0:30:110:30:14

Is this about prophecy?

0:30:140:30:16

Is it about making predictions that are wrong?

0:30:160:30:21

I'm just guessing.

0:30:210:30:23

You're running there, are you? There's a theme.

0:30:230:30:26

-I'm being a champion tosser.

-No, he's explaining the Budget.

0:30:260:30:29

It's Pancake Day.

0:30:290:30:31

APPLAUSE

0:30:310:30:33

Cassandra, she predicted that Troy fell, is that what...?

0:30:350:30:38

That's absolutely right. So she got it right.

0:30:380:30:41

Have you got anything right recently, Nick?

0:30:410:30:44

I think they make right predictions other than me.

0:30:440:30:47

OK, they've all made correct predictions, apart from Nick.

0:30:470:30:50

-Is the correct answer.

-Well done.

0:30:500:30:52

APPLAUSE

0:30:520:30:53

See, there we are, swings and roundabouts. Publicly humiliated on television,

0:30:570:31:01

then two points on a meaningless panel game.

0:31:010:31:04

-It's a win-win situation.

-It was worth it.

-It was worth it, absolutely.

0:31:040:31:08

They have all accurately predicted the future apart from Nick Robinson

0:31:080:31:12

who wrongly predicted the result of the Labour leadership contest

0:31:120:31:15

one minute before it was announced.

0:31:150:31:17

Let's remind ourselves, Nick, how you thought...

0:31:170:31:20

-This is seconds, seconds before it was announced.

-Do we have to?

0:31:200:31:23

'Our political editor, Nick Robinson, has been doing the maths and you have a prediction.'

0:31:230:31:28

'I do, it's that David Miliband will win and it is only a prediction. We don't know, let's stress that.

0:31:280:31:33

'If you went on the facial expressions, David's happy, Ed looks sad. But maybe they're good actors.'

0:31:330:31:39

-I heard the words, "We don't know."

-Yeah, I heard those as well.

-Yeah.

0:31:390:31:44

And, "It's only a prediction" Which suggests it was a prediction.

0:31:440:31:47

I'm just being literal, but...

0:31:490:31:50

Bhagat is the fortune telling parrot

0:31:500:31:53

hired by Russell Brand and Katie Perry to entertain guests at their recent wedding.

0:31:530:31:57

That's why you've not heard of it, Ian.

0:31:570:31:59

Apparently...

0:31:590:32:01

Which were then...

0:32:040:32:06

Of course they were(!)

0:32:090:32:12

They have all predicted the future apart from Nick Robinson

0:32:120:32:16

who, one minute before the result was announced,

0:32:160:32:18

inaccurately predicted that David Miliband would be leader.

0:32:180:32:22

If it was embarrassing for Nick, imagine how David Miliband felt.

0:32:220:32:26

He spent the next ten minutes trying to work out how to erase

0:32:260:32:28

the answer phone message he left his brother.

0:32:280:32:31

Michael Caine claims he predicted the 9/11 attacks in a book he was writing but never finished.

0:32:310:32:37

Caine is still planning to publish a novel, which has caused panic

0:32:370:32:41

at Waterstone's - they simply don't have enough reduced stickers.

0:32:410:32:45

According to legend, Cassandra successfully predicted a number of events.

0:32:450:32:49

She warned the Trojans about the deadly contents of the wooden horse,

0:32:490:32:53

although there was something of a clue in the fact that it came air freight from Yemen.

0:32:530:32:58

Paul and Nick, here's yours...

0:32:580:33:01

Katy Perry,

0:33:010:33:03

Kofi Annan,

0:33:030:33:04

C3PO and R2D2,

0:33:040:33:06

and James Blunt.

0:33:060:33:07

BUZZER

0:33:070:33:08

Is it cos Kofi's a nice dude who goes and does good things

0:33:080:33:12

to try and unite the world.

0:33:120:33:14

I wouldn't put myself in the same bracket as him necessarily,

0:33:140:33:17

but I go out and sing to the troops and that.

0:33:170:33:21

-And you are a nice dude.

-Thanks, Dad.

0:33:210:33:24

APPLAUSE

0:33:260:33:28

C...and C3PO

0:33:310:33:33

This has turned into the Jeremy Kyle show.

0:33:330:33:37

We've had the DNA results, here we are.

0:33:370:33:40

-Is it a peacekeeping, troop entertaining...

-It is not that.

0:33:400:33:45

I am the only one in there I wouldn't want to sleep with.

0:33:450:33:48

Even that little dustbin thing?!

0:33:500:33:53

It must happen sometimes.

0:33:530:33:54

Some of those kind of toys are the best ones.

0:33:540:33:58

Are you safe around peddle bins?

0:34:000:34:01

-We don't know.

-OK, they have all appeared on Sesame Street

0:34:030:34:07

apart from Katy Perry, whose duet with Elmo

0:34:070:34:10

was pulled from the show because her dress was deemed inappropriate.

0:34:100:34:13

New York magazine described the decision to cut Katy Perry as...

0:34:130:34:18

The former UN Secretary General appeared on the show in 2001.

0:34:250:34:29

Why was Kofi called on to Sesame Street?

0:34:290:34:32

-They were doing the letter K.

-Couldn't think of anyone else,

0:34:320:34:35

-"What begins with K?"

-He defused a conflict between Elmo and the other monsters when they argued over...

0:34:350:34:40

He sent in the Blue Berets, they didn't do much, they withdrew, the monsters killed each other.

0:34:430:34:48

That is basically right.

0:34:480:34:50

James appeared on the show in 2007.

0:34:500:34:53

# This shape was brilliant This shape was pure

0:34:550:35:01

# I saw three angles Of that I'm sure

0:35:010:35:06

# And I saw three pointy corners And then I saw three straight sides

0:35:060:35:12

# The top was very narrow And the base was, oh, so wide

0:35:120:35:19

# My triangle, my triangle

0:35:190:35:25

# So beautiful, it's true

0:35:250:35:31

# It must be those angles Put a smile on your face

0:35:310:35:37

# Not to mention the hypotenuse... #

0:35:370:35:40

APPLAUSE

0:35:400:35:43

It looks like a hostage tape. Were you being held hostage?

0:35:480:35:50

What was the song about originally, before it was about triangles?

0:35:500:35:55

-Tell him what it was about, James.

-Nothing to do with you.

-Not about a square, then?

0:35:550:35:59

It was about stalking...

0:35:590:36:00

APPLAUSE

0:36:000:36:03

James Blunt sang a version of You're Beautiful on Sesame Street.

0:36:060:36:10

Say what you like about the song, but without it

0:36:100:36:12

millions of single women would be sitting at home with their cats in silence.

0:36:120:36:16

Time now for the Missing Words Round, which this week features as its guest publication

0:36:200:36:24

Clowning Around, the magazine of the World Clown Association.

0:36:240:36:28

It looks like a nice, jolly cover, inside it's a tragic mess.

0:36:280:36:32

And we start with...

0:36:320:36:35

Football practice.

0:36:370:36:38

What publication is this from?

0:36:410:36:43

This is a silly game.

0:36:430:36:44

This is from Clowning Around.

0:36:460:36:48

-Do you subscribe?

-Um...

-He's been on the cover!

0:36:480:36:51

This is according to an article in Clowning Around

0:36:560:36:59

which goes on to say...

0:36:590:37:00

So why not do a mind numbingly tedious mime?

0:37:040:37:07

Next...

0:37:120:37:14

I am so Tory blue that some people think I'm an Avatar.

0:37:170:37:22

Punchable that people can't help themselves.

0:37:250:37:27

So full of shit...that some people actually notice it.

0:37:270:37:32

Paul was pretty close, the answer is...

0:37:320:37:34

Actually it is not some people... it's Charles Kennedy.

0:37:370:37:41

And it's not spit.

0:37:410:37:44

Next...

0:37:440:37:46

I would say get laid, but that seems like a shorter word than that.

0:37:510:37:55

Well, if you can't get laid at the 9th Biannual International Circus Festival of Budapest

0:37:550:37:59

there's something wrong with you.

0:37:590:38:01

It's a swingers paradise.

0:38:010:38:03

He didn't make anyone laugh.

0:38:030:38:05

Next...

0:38:080:38:09

Usual.

0:38:120:38:13

As pillaging makes a comeback.

0:38:150:38:18

This is according to the Lonely Planet Best In Travel 2011.

0:38:230:38:26

One of the notable attractions is...

0:38:260:38:28

Where you can wait all day for a bus

0:38:290:38:31

then one comes at once. Next...

0:38:310:38:34

Hello. How are you? We're ants.

0:38:360:38:42

We will not merge our army with the French?

0:38:420:38:46

No, it's British ants say, "Long live the queen."

0:38:460:38:49

According to the Telegraph...

0:38:490:38:51

Though even they draw the line at a hastily cobbled together coalition. Next...

0:38:540:38:59

Served five years in Parkhurst?

0:39:070:39:09

Pulled out.

0:39:110:39:13

Made a big public splash.

0:39:140:39:16

GROANING

0:39:160:39:18

Ah, now, that's the joke you've put together, not me.

0:39:180:39:22

-You ought to be ashamed of yourself.

-The answer is...

0:39:220:39:25

The famous clown Emmett Kelly is now, sadly, deceased. He had an open coffin. Still has.

0:39:280:39:32

They can't close the lid because of his shoes. And finally...

0:39:320:39:36

Happiness.

0:39:390:39:40

-Is exactly correct!

-Is it?!

0:39:400:39:43

APPLAUSE

0:39:430:39:44

A wild guess.

0:39:440:39:46

So, if you're watching this show tonight in Norwich eating a medium Cheese Feast, then you, my friend,

0:39:480:39:53

are living the dream!

0:39:530:39:55

So, the final scores are Ian and James have five

0:39:550:39:59

-and Paul and Nick also have five.

-Oh, well done.

0:39:590:40:03

APPLAUSE

0:40:030:40:04

But before we go, there's just time for the Caption Competition.

0:40:080:40:11

Embarrassed London Mayor caught with "oar".

0:40:110:40:14

APPLAUSE

0:40:140:40:17

And here's a bonus one.

0:40:190:40:20

That's a pine marten!

0:40:200:40:23

APPLAUSE

0:40:230:40:25

That's related to Harriet Harman.

0:40:250:40:29

And I leave you with news that parachute training begins

0:40:330:40:35

as the RAF plans to hit Afghanistan with our deadliest weapon yet...

0:40:350:40:39

In Devon, there are tragic consequences

0:40:430:40:45

when one of the stars of the Anchor butter advert is laid off...

0:40:450:40:48

And under constant threat,

0:40:530:40:54

Vladimir Putin and his wife admit they even wear camouflage when sitting on the sofa...

0:40:540:40:59

Good night.

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0:41:210:41:24

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0:41:420:41:45

I had to go and take some cocaine.

0:41:450:41:47

So, let's do it again, let's do it again!

0:41:490:41:52

There's a man who's seen a documentary on cocaine.

0:41:560:41:58