Episode 13 Impossible


Episode 13

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Hello, I'm Rick Edwards, and this is !mpossible, day 13.

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APPLAUSE

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Welcome to !mpossible,

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the quiz where the questions aren't impossible,

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but some of the answers always are.

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They're not just wrong. They couldn't possibly be right.

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For example, if I were to ask...

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..the right answer is Wimbledon,

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the wrong answer is the US Open,

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but the German Open is not one of the Grand Slam tournaments,

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so that is the impossible answer.

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Hoping to get lots of right answers

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whilst dodging those pesky impossible answers, our 30 players.

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-Hello, players. ALL:

-Hi, Rick.

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You all look ravishing, if I may say, which I may.

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They are with us throughout the series,

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competing not only for a daily prize pot of up to £1,500...

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CONTESTANTS WHOOP

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

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WHOOPING

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Loud whooping, because they know this exclamation mark

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is filled with 10,000 shimmering pound coins.

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

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And here it is.

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Today's £10,000 question.

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Get this right and all of that cash will come flooding out.

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So, yesterday, Anthony left us with £10,000,

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and we now welcome to his seat Elliott.

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APPLAUSE

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-How are you, Elliott?

-I'm swell, thank you. What about you?

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Very good indeed, thank you.

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Looking forward to a good game today.

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What kind of areas would you like to come up, question-wise?

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I'm not quite sure if I want to say,

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cos I might look like a bit of a fool if I get it wrong.

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-Probably sport...

-That's why I want you to say, Elliott!

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Sport, maths.

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Love maths.

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Do you...? You love maths? I love maths, Elliott.

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Finally, someone else.

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I study at uni, so hopefully, if maths comes up, I'll be all right.

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That's probably all I'm looking at so far.

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OK. That might be enough, it might not be enough.

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Good luck to everyone.

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For now, let's crack on.

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You'll face five multiple-choice questions, each with three answers.

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The right answer scores you a point, the wrong answer scores you nothing.

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But if you choose the impossible answer...

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disaster!

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That immediately knocks you out of today's show.

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You'll have to try again tomorrow.

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After five questions, the highest scorer gets the first chance

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to bag a place in today's final.

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And do answer quickly as you can, because, in the event of a tie,

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whoever locked in their answers the fastest will qualify.

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-Are you ready? ALL:

-Yes.

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OK, good luck, everyone. Here's your first question.

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Let's reveal the right answer.

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It's A - garibaldi.

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Points for everyone. I'm laughing, because I can see Bim giggling.

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And I love a Bim giggle.

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Bim... Have you ever just dunked a Mussolini in your tea, Bim?

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LAUGHTER

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None of those names mean anything to me!

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I suppose the question is, have you avoided the impossible answer?

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Now, the only other person who put Mussolini was Elliott.

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-Yeah.

-It's not a great start, Elliott.

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I'm going to call it stage fright, that's what I'll call it.

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-We'll build up. We'll do better. We'll improve.

-OK.

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Let's hope so.

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And let's also hope that you've avoided the impossible answer.

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Let's reveal it.

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You have.

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The impossible answer was Monteverdi.

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He was a composer, not a statesman.

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Question number two.

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Let's reveal the right answer.

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It is Nobody Does It Better. 29 of you get a point.

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CONTESTANT EXCLAIMS

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Yes, Bim.

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Craig...

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-You've gone for All Time High.

-Yes.

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I know it's not I've Had The Time Of My Life - it's from Dirty Dancing.

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-I think.

-OK, let's reveal the impossible answer.

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It is The Time Of My Life, and that is from Dirty Dancing.

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Question number three.

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Let's reveal the right answer.

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It is the first Book of Kings.

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A point to all of you.

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Let's reveal the impossible answer.

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It's First Book of Queens.

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There's no such book of the Bible.

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Parin, you haven't got past the first round again.

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-We'll have to say goodbye and see you tomorrow.

-Cheers.

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Moving on to question four.

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Let's reveal the right answer.

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It's A - Athos. A point to everyone who went for Athos.

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Well done.

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Let's reveal the impossible answer.

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It's C - Melchior.

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That means that Craig, Simon and Chris, you are the three unwise men.

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LAUGHTER

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You're laughing, but you don't know why!

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-Do you want to have a guess why, Craig?

-Er...

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No, cos I'm going to show myself up even more.

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-Melchior was one of the Three Wise Men.

-There we go.

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We'll see you all tomorrow.

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Question number five.

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Let's reveal the impossible answer first.

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It's A - Philip Larkin.

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Philip Larkin was never a poet laureate.

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Linda, Richard, Anne, Kurtis and Elliott,

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I'm afraid we'll have to say goodbye.

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We'll see you all tomorrow.

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Let's reveal the right answer.

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It's C - Ted Hughes.

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A point if you went for Ted Hughes.

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We now have six people

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on five points.

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They are Megan, Penny,

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Ash, Carole,

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Jane, and Helen.

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And the fastest lady was...

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..Helen. APPLAUSE

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Congratulations, Helen.

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

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-Helen.

-Hello.

-Been here a few times before.

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A couple, yeah.

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-In your dream scenario...

-Mm-hm.

-..what subject areas come up?

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Well, I like history, obviously, but I like film as well.

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OK, so you're feeling confident?

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-Today could be the day.

-Maybe.

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All right. Well, Helen, this is your chance

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to put £500 into today's prize pot and, crucially,

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take a massive step towards playing the £10,000 question.

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

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Shall I choose for you?

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Ohh...

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-I'd better go for history.

-Yeah?

-Yeah.

-OK.

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Here's how it works.

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I'm going to reveal nine answers and they are...

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I'm also going to reveal the first half of a question.

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Five of those answers are impossible

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because they're not Archbishops of Canterbury.

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Your first job is to find those impossible answers

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and then banish them.

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Each impossible answer you manage to eliminate

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will add £100 to today's prize pot.

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Where would you like to start?

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Er...

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Let's go George Carey.

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Let's lock George Carey in.

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Don't like the sound of George Carey?

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Don't know. Just picking.

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OK, we're hoping there isn't an Archbishop Carey.

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Is George Carey an impossible answer?

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There was an Archbishop Carey.

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-Darn!

-Darn.

-Darn.

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Second answer, please.

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Derek Randall.

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Let's lock in Derek Randall.

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Is Derek Randall an impossible answer?

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-It is.

-It works!

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£100 into the prize pot.

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We're off the mark. Derek Randall was an English cricketer.

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Oh!

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David Emanuel.

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David Emanuel.

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Any thoughts on...?

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Is he the dressmaker, maybe?

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I don't know. Like, the Emanuels...

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I have no idea, but I thought maybe, since it's a kind of religious word,

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-it was a red herring, like.

-Mm.

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OK. Is David Emanuel an impossible answer?

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It is. £200 in the prize pot, and he is the dress designer.

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Oh, yes!

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-See if we can eliminate two more impossibles.

-Um..

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Aldridge Prior.

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Aldridge Prior.

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What's your thinking?

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A priory is another religious-y word,

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so again, maybe it's an elaborate red herring.

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-To try and throw you off, OK.

-Yes, I'm really suspicious.

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Is Aldridge Prior an impossible answer?

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-So good at this!

-£300 into the prize pot.

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Aldridge Prior, he's a hopeless liar, from Viz.

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OK, let's see if we can eliminate one more impossible answer.

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£300 in the prize pot already.

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Let's go...

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John Ritchie.

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What's your thinking behind going for John Ritchie?

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When he was the first name that came up,

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that was when I thought, "Oh, no, this was a really big mistake,"

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so I'm just not liking his name.

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Right, let's get rid of him, then, if we can.

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John Ritchie. Is John Ritchie an impossible answer?

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-It is. £400 in the prize pot.

-Yeah!

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Sticky start, but found your feet.

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-John Ritchie is the original name of Sid Vicious.

-Oh.

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

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and I'm going to be looking for the right answer.

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If you find it, you've got a place in the final.

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But if you give a wrong answer, the next best player

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will have a chance to steal your place in the final.

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I can reveal that the next best player...

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..was Megan.

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Lurking up on the top row, just waiting for you to slip up.

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-Nice.

-If you give me an impossible answer,

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and we know there is one remaining,

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then, unfortunately, you will be eliminated from today's show.

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Let's reveal the full question.

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Um...

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I really don't want to go impossible,

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so I'm going to go with George Carey.

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OK. Let's lock in George Carey.

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Is George Carey the right answer?

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-Didn't think so.

-It's not. It's a wrong answer.

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So, Megan, we throw it to you. There is...

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Just to bear in mind, there is still an impossible up there,

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and if you give that impossible,

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you will be eliminated from today's show.

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Um...

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I'm going to go for Robert Runcie.

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If Robert Runcie is the right answer,

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you will steal Helen's place in the final.

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If it's a wrong answer, Helen will progress to the final herself.

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Is Robert Runcie the right answer?

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It is. APPLAUSE

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Well done, Megan, you've nabbed Helen's place in the final.

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I'm sorry, Helen.

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Robert Runcie was Archbishop of Canterbury between 1980 and 1991.

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The impossible answer that you missed was Christopher Trace,

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who was a Blue Peter presenter.

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Bad luck, Helen.

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You're back in the pack for the next round.

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Megan, you're going to the final.

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APPLAUSE

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Still two places left in today's final alongside Megan.

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Same deal as before. Five multiple-choice questions.

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Whatever you do, avoid the impossible answers.

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Here is your first question.

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Let's reveal the right answer.

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It's C - Gloucestershire. A point to all of you who went for C.

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Let's reveal the impossible answer.

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It's B - Pembrokeshire. Pembrokeshire is in Wales.

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-See you tomorrow.

-Deb, Kerry...

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we'll see you tomorrow!

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Question number two.

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Let's first reveal the right answer.

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It's C - aluminium. A point to everyone who went for that.

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Vinessa, you went for B - steel.

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I wanted to go as metal as possible, and I thought,

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"Oh, no! Could have been aluminium.

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"But tin's, like...

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"tin."

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What have you got against tin?

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Nothing. It was just...

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Oh, my days! I don't know!

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I'm hoping I haven't got the impossible answer.

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All right, let's reveal the impossible answer.

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It's B - steel.

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I'm afraid steel is not an element.

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It's an alloy of iron and carbon.

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Carole, Jo and Vinessa, that's it for today, I'm afraid.

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-We'll see you tomorrow.

-OK.

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Question number three.

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The right answer is...

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..Flavor Flav. A point to everyone who put Flavor Flav.

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-Elaine...

-Unfortunately, I've never heard of Public Enemy.

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And, you know, I have four young sons

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who listen to all sorts of types of music, and I've never heard of them.

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So I'm terribly sorry, I had to just guess.

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No need to apologise, Elaine.

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Let's just hope you've avoided the impossible answer.

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The impossible answer is...

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..Ad-Rock.

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Ad-Rock, of course, is in...

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Jane? ..Beastie Boys.

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-Oh!

-LAUGHTER

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Elaine and Ash, I'm sorry,

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it means you'll have to leave today, but we'll see you tomorrow.

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Question number four.

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Let's reveal the right answer.

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C - Dallas.

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A point to everyone who went for Dallas.

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Have the As

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managed to avoid the impossible answer, though?

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Let's see.

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Yes, they have.

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The impossible answer was Cincinnati, which is not in Texas,

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it's in Ohio.

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OK, question number five.

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Let's reveal the right answer.

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It is B - Cancer. You all get a point.

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The impossible that you avoided was...

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..Sagittarius, which is not a water sign, it's a fire sign.

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That means that both Sarah and Helen have five points

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and it will come down to who locked in their answers the quickest.

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I can reveal...

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Helen was the quickest.

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Congratulations, Helen.

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Slightly deja vu.

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You have the chance to grab a place in today's final, alongside Megan.

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-Helen...

-Hi.

-..this is unprecedented.

-Yep.

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No-one has played two grids in a single game before.

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

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which already stands at £400, thanks to you.

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-Oh!

-Of the three remaining topics...

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Now, annoyingly, Helen earlier took your favourite subject of history.

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She's only left you with geography, games and popular music.

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Which would you like to go for?

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OK.

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I'm going to go geography.

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-Geography.

-Yeah.

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So I'm going to reveal nine answers, and they are...

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And the first half of the question...

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Five of those are impossible because they aren't African capital cities.

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Find those impossible answers.

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For each one you find, you add another £100 to the prize pot.

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Where do you want to start?

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Let's go Caracas.

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Let's lock in Caracas.

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-Because?

-It's the capital of Venezuela.

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OK. Is Caracas an impossible answer?

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Yes, it is. £100 added to the prize pot.

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-As you say, it's the capital of Venezuela in South America.

-Yeah.

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I'm going to go... I can't say well. .."Wind-hook"?

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-"Wind-hook".

-"Wind-hook", sure.

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OK. What are you thinking about Windhoek?

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I almost feel like it's in North America,

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but I almost didn't want to say that just in case.

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OK.

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We're hoping that Windhoek is in North America.

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Let's see if Windhoek is an impossible answer.

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-I'm afraid it isn't.

-Oops.

-It is an African capital city.

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-£100 in the prize pot. Let's see if we can get some more.

-OK.

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Let's go Kampala.

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Kampala. Let's lock in Kampala.

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Is Kampala an impossible answer?

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No, it's another African capital city.

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I'm having the worst time now.

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OK, Jakarta came up the other day in a question,

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and it was not...

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It was either not a capital city or it was not a European capital city.

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Um...

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Let's go for it.

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-Jakarta?

-Jakarta.

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-OK, let's lock Jakarta in.

-No confidence.

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Is Jakarta an impossible answer?

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-It is.

-Hey!

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It's the capital of Indonesia.

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£200 added to what I like to call YOUR prize pot.

0:22:050:22:09

OK.

0:22:090:22:10

Let's go Johannesburg.

0:22:110:22:14

Johannesburg. Let's lock Johannesburg in.

0:22:140:22:17

Is Johannesburg an impossible answer?

0:22:180:22:20

It is.

0:22:230:22:24

It's in South Africa. It isn't the capital.

0:22:260:22:28

There are three capital cities in South Africa.

0:22:280:22:30

-Really?

-None of them are Johannesburg.

-Wow!

0:22:300:22:33

That means you've put an additional £300 into your prize fund.

0:22:330:22:38

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

0:22:380:22:41

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

0:22:410:22:44

When I reveal the second half of the question,

0:22:440:22:46

you need to tell me the right answer.

0:22:460:22:48

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

0:22:480:22:50

But if you give me a wrong answer,

0:22:500:22:52

as you well know, the next best player,

0:22:520:22:54

who in this case is Sarah,

0:22:540:22:57

gets the chance to steal your place in the final.

0:22:570:23:01

There are still two impossible answers on the grid.

0:23:010:23:05

The full question is...

0:23:050:23:07

This does not help me. Um...

0:23:180:23:21

Let's go Kampala.

0:23:220:23:24

-OK.

-I hear it's a capital city.

0:23:250:23:27

Is Kampala the right answer?

0:23:300:23:33

Of course it isn't.

0:23:360:23:38

It isn't. I'm sorry, Helen, that's a wrong answer.

0:23:380:23:42

-Hating...

-Sarah, we throw it to you.

0:23:420:23:46

You now have the chance to steal Helen's place in the final.

0:23:460:23:51

You're safe, Helen. People at home will be laughing.

0:23:510:23:54

My geography is so bad.

0:23:540:23:55

I didn't even know where Leicester was until earlier this year.

0:23:550:23:58

Somewhere in the UK.

0:23:580:24:00

-Um...

-Remember, there are still two impossibles up there as well, Sarah.

0:24:000:24:03

I'm going to have to go Windhoek

0:24:030:24:05

and play safe and hopefully get through to the next round.

0:24:050:24:08

-So you'd like to lock in Windhoek.

-Yes, please.

0:24:080:24:11

If Windhoek is the right answer,

0:24:110:24:14

-a genuinely crushing blow for Helen.

-Yeah, I'm sure it's not.

0:24:140:24:17

She'll have her place in the final stolen

0:24:170:24:20

-for the second time in one show.

-I'm sure it's not right.

0:24:200:24:22

Is Windhoek the right answer?

0:24:220:24:25

No, it isn't.

0:24:290:24:30

-Didn't think it was.

-Unlucky, Sarah.

0:24:300:24:32

Helen, this time, you've made it through.

0:24:320:24:36

-Finally!

-The right answer that no-one could find was Harare,

0:24:360:24:41

the capital of Zimbabwe, formerly Rhodesia.

0:24:410:24:45

The impossibles you missed were Casablanca,

0:24:450:24:48

which is in Morocco, but not the capital,

0:24:480:24:50

and Alexandria, which is in Egypt, but again, not the capital.

0:24:500:24:55

Doesn't matter. You've had a lucky escape this time.

0:24:550:24:58

-Helen, we will see you in today's final.

-Thank you.

0:24:580:25:01

APPLAUSE

0:25:010:25:02

So, just one place left in today's final alongside Megan and Helen.

0:25:080:25:13

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

0:25:130:25:15

Here are your five multiple-choice questions, starting with...

0:25:150:25:19

Let's reveal the right answer.

0:25:360:25:38

It's C - Tate Modern. A point to everyone who went for Tate Modern.

0:25:400:25:45

Ray, are you confident you've avoided the impossible there?

0:25:450:25:48

Art, I know the Saatchi brothers were involved with a lot of art,

0:25:480:25:52

and I'm assuming...

0:25:520:25:53

I hope that Guggenheim is somewhere totally different.

0:25:530:25:56

OK.

0:25:560:25:57

Well, let's reveal the impossible answer.

0:25:570:26:00

It was the Guggenheim,

0:26:030:26:04

so you did all successfully evade the impossible answer.

0:26:040:26:08

There are lots of Guggenheim museums, but none in London.

0:26:080:26:12

Question number two.

0:26:120:26:14

Let's reveal the right answer.

0:26:300:26:31

It's B - epsilon.

0:26:340:26:35

A point to everyone who put that.

0:26:350:26:37

Carol Marie...

0:26:370:26:39

I just didn't know.

0:26:390:26:40

The only one I was sure it wasn't was B,

0:26:400:26:42

so you can see that my reasoning was flawed to begin with!

0:26:420:26:45

Let's see if you've managed to avoid the impossible answer, which is...

0:26:460:26:50

..Espra - there is no such Greek letter.

0:26:540:26:57

Carol Marie...

0:26:570:26:59

your thinking was flawed and we'll have to see you tomorrow.

0:26:590:27:02

OK.

0:27:020:27:04

Question number three.

0:27:040:27:06

Let's reveal the right answer.

0:27:240:27:26

It's Partick Thistle, so nine of you get a point.

0:27:270:27:30

Bim and Tracy,

0:27:300:27:32

you went for Stalybridge Celtic.

0:27:320:27:34

Let's see if you have managed to avoid the impossible answer.

0:27:340:27:38

Unfortunately not.

0:27:410:27:43

Stalybridge Celtic are not a Scottish team.

0:27:430:27:47

They are in Greater Manchester.

0:27:470:27:49

So, unfortunately, Bim and Tracy,

0:27:490:27:51

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

0:27:510:27:53

Thank you.

0:27:530:27:56

Question number four.

0:27:560:27:57

Let's reveal the right answer.

0:28:120:28:14

It is Paul, so all of you get a point.

0:28:150:28:19

Annie,

0:28:190:28:20

you went for Joe.

0:28:200:28:22

Do you know where the McGann brothers are from?

0:28:220:28:24

Oh, yeah, Liverpool,

0:28:240:28:25

and I know Paul is definitely one, but I didn't think he was in it.

0:28:250:28:28

-OK, so fingers crossed Joe is one of the McGann brothers.

-Yeah.

0:28:280:28:32

Let's reveal the impossible answer.

0:28:320:28:34

It's James - you have survived by the skin of your teeth, Annie.

0:28:370:28:40

Well done.

0:28:400:28:42

The four McGann brothers are Joe, Paul, Stephen and Mark.

0:28:420:28:46

Question number five - the final question.

0:28:460:28:49

Let's reveal the right answer.

0:29:060:29:09

It's AJ Ayer. No-one gets a point.

0:29:100:29:14

No-one got that correct.

0:29:140:29:17

So which is the impossible answer?

0:29:170:29:20

Alan, you're on four points.

0:29:200:29:22

I keep feeling like I've been sent to the headmaster's office.

0:29:220:29:25

It's like, "What have you done this time?

0:29:250:29:27

"Was it geography?" "No, sir, philosophers today."

0:29:270:29:30

LAUGHTER

0:29:300:29:32

So, do you think you've avoided the impossible answer?

0:29:330:29:37

I think Bertrand Russell was a philosopher.

0:29:370:29:39

Obviously, I've never heard of the book, that was the problem.

0:29:390:29:42

And I've never heard of Stafford Cripps.

0:29:420:29:44

OK, let's reveal the impossible answer.

0:29:440:29:47

It is Sir Stafford Cripps.

0:29:510:29:53

He was not a philosopher, he was a Chancellor of the Exchequer,

0:29:530:29:57

1947-1950.

0:29:570:29:59

That means, unfortunately,

0:29:590:30:01

Sarah and Ray, we have to say goodbye to you at this point.

0:30:010:30:05

We'll see you tomorrow.

0:30:050:30:07

So our three leaders - Penny, Jane and Alan -

0:30:080:30:12

remain static on four points.

0:30:120:30:14

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

0:30:140:30:18

It's time to see the headmaster. It was Alan!

0:30:200:30:23

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:30:230:30:24

Congratulations, Alan.

0:30:260:30:27

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

0:30:270:30:30

alongside Megan and Helen.

0:30:300:30:32

INDISTINCT SPEECH

0:30:320:30:34

Alan, nice to see you down here again.

0:30:410:30:44

-It's been a while.

-Second time, second grid.

0:30:440:30:47

The first grid, Helen stole from you.

0:30:470:30:50

That, we know, can't happen again, cos she's already in the final.

0:30:500:30:52

-Superior Take That knowledge over there.

-Yeah.

0:30:520:30:55

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

0:30:550:31:00

which already stands at £700, thanks to Helen.

0:31:000:31:04

Of the remaining topics, we've just got games and popular music.

0:31:040:31:09

I've played lots and lots of games in my time, so I will go with games.

0:31:090:31:14

-OK.

-Yes.

-Games it is.

0:31:140:31:16

I'm going to reveal nine answers. They are...

0:31:180:31:22

-I like it.

-You like it?

0:31:370:31:39

I like it. I have a feeling about what it might be.

0:31:390:31:42

Let's see what the first half of the question is.

0:31:420:31:46

-Was that what you thought?

-It's exactly what I thought, yeah.

0:31:500:31:53

I can see four card games up there, I think.

0:31:530:31:55

That's very good news, because five of them aren't card games.

0:31:550:31:59

Five of them are impossible.

0:31:590:32:01

You need to find those impossible answers.

0:32:010:32:04

Each one that you eliminate will add £100 to today's prize pot.

0:32:040:32:08

Where would you like to start?

0:32:080:32:09

OK, I'll start in the middle with Othello.

0:32:090:32:13

What do you think about Othello?

0:32:130:32:15

Well, it's a play, so it can't be anything else.

0:32:150:32:17

-Absolutely right.

-Also known as Reversi.

0:32:170:32:20

Black on one side, white on the other,

0:32:200:32:23

and enclose your opponent's tiles to reverse them.

0:32:230:32:26

OK. Is Othello an impossible answer?

0:32:260:32:29

It is. £100 into the prize pot.

0:32:340:32:37

Not a card game. As you say, a board game with black-and-white discs.

0:32:370:32:42

Next up is craps.

0:32:420:32:45

Let's lock in craps.

0:32:450:32:46

-Craps is...?

-A dice game.

0:32:480:32:50

OK. Is craps an impossible answer?

0:32:500:32:53

It is...a dice game.

0:32:560:32:58

£200 added to the prize pot. Breezing through this, Alan.

0:32:580:33:02

Er...

0:33:020:33:03

We'll go with Rummikub.

0:33:030:33:05

Rummikub.

0:33:050:33:07

Is Rummikub an impossible answer?

0:33:070:33:10

It is.

0:33:130:33:15

Rummikub is played with tiles.

0:33:150:33:18

Fourth answer, please.

0:33:180:33:20

Mah-jong.

0:33:200:33:21

Mah-jong. Let's lock mah-jong in.

0:33:210:33:25

Thoughts on mah-jong?

0:33:250:33:26

That's a matching tile game. Chinese, I think.

0:33:260:33:31

Is mah-jong an impossible answer?

0:33:310:33:32

It is. £400 added to the price pot, now stands at £1,100.

0:33:370:33:42

Mah-jong is a tile game.

0:33:420:33:44

Now...

0:33:440:33:46

-I'm not totally... It's between two, the last one.

-Mm-hm.

0:33:460:33:49

And I don't think keno...

0:33:490:33:52

I think keno is a sort of pinball game, maybe.

0:33:520:33:55

-So I'll go for keno.

-OK.

0:33:550:33:57

Let's lock in keno.

0:33:570:33:59

Is keno an impossible answer?

0:34:000:34:02

It is. Well done, Alan.

0:34:070:34:09

A clean sweep. £500 added to the prize fund.

0:34:090:34:13

£1,200 it now totals.

0:34:130:34:16

-Keno is a kind of lottery-style game.

-Ah, right.

0:34:160:34:19

Will you be playing for that £1,200

0:34:190:34:22

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

0:34:220:34:24

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

0:34:240:34:28

As you well know, the next best player from that round

0:34:300:34:33

is waiting to steal your place in the final

0:34:330:34:36

if you give a wrong answer.

0:34:360:34:37

That player is Penny.

0:34:370:34:40

There she is. Looking like butter wouldn't melt.

0:34:410:34:45

-But she's gunning for your place, Alan.

-Oh, I know.

0:34:450:34:48

There are no impossibles left, so nothing left to trip you up.

0:34:480:34:52

The full question is...

0:34:520:34:54

I do not know.

0:35:040:35:06

I've never played baccarat.

0:35:060:35:08

It's what they played in the original Casino Royale.

0:35:080:35:12

And I know there are variations, so I will go with baccarat.

0:35:120:35:16

Let's lock in baccarat.

0:35:170:35:19

If baccarat has a variation called chemin de fer,

0:35:200:35:24

you take your place in the final.

0:35:240:35:27

Is baccarat the right answer?

0:35:270:35:29

-Yes!

-It is! CHEERING

0:35:340:35:36

Well done, Alan.

0:35:360:35:39

That is the correct answer.

0:35:390:35:41

The board is clear.

0:35:430:35:45

You've grabbed the last place in today's final - go and take it.

0:35:450:35:48

APPLAUSE

0:35:480:35:50

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

0:35:540:35:59

but we will see you tomorrow.

0:35:590:36:01

For Megan, Helen and Alan, it's time for the final.

0:36:010:36:05

Megan, Helen, Alan, there's £1,200 in today's prize pot,

0:36:120:36:18

but only one of you can win that money

0:36:180:36:20

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

0:36:200:36:23

You each start with ten lives.

0:36:230:36:27

Questions are on the buzzer.

0:36:270:36:28

Buzz and get one right, you knock a life off both of your opponents.

0:36:280:36:32

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

0:36:320:36:36

However, some of the questions are impossible,

0:36:360:36:40

which is to say, there is no answer.

0:36:400:36:42

If you think you've spotted one of those,

0:36:420:36:45

you just have to buzz in and say, "Impossible,"

0:36:450:36:47

and that means double trouble for your opponents,

0:36:470:36:49

because they'll both lose two lives.

0:36:490:36:51

But do be warned -

0:36:510:36:53

if you say a question is impossible when it's not,

0:36:530:36:55

it is you who will be losing the two lives.

0:36:550:36:58

The last surviving player takes the £1,200.

0:36:580:37:02

Good luck.

0:37:020:37:04

Who had number one hits in the 1980s with This Ole House and Green...?

0:37:040:37:08

-Alan?

-Shakin' Stevens.

0:37:080:37:10

It was Shakin' Stevens. ..and Green Door?

0:37:100:37:13

In the very first episode of the sitcom Friends,

0:37:140:37:17

which character has just ditched their fiance...?

0:37:170:37:20

-Helen?

-Rachel.

0:37:200:37:22

..ditched their fiance at the altar? It is Rachel.

0:37:220:37:24

From which Roman deity does the month November derive its...?

0:37:270:37:31

-Alan?

-Impossible.

0:37:310:37:33

It is impossible. Its name comes from the Latin for "nine".

0:37:330:37:36

Which Labour politician

0:37:380:37:40

was appointed Shadow Chancellor in September 2015?

0:37:400:37:44

-Megan?

-Impossible.

0:37:450:37:47

It's not impossible, I'm afraid. It was John McDonnell.

0:37:470:37:50

He's a member of the Shadow Cabinet. You lose two lives, Megan.

0:37:500:37:53

Bev's Bar and the Millennium Club

0:37:560:37:58

featured in which British soap opera?

0:37:580:38:02

-Alan?

-Eldorado?

0:38:020:38:04

No, I'm afraid not. It was Brookside. You lose a life, Alan.

0:38:040:38:07

In which year did an expedition led by Robert Falcon Scott

0:38:090:38:13

reach the North Pole?

0:38:130:38:15

-Alan?

-Impossible.

0:38:150:38:16

It is impossible. He never went to the North Pole.

0:38:160:38:19

He reached the South Pole in 1912.

0:38:190:38:22

In which Carry On film does Brian Blessed play Henry VIII?

0:38:250:38:29

-Alan?

-Impossible.

0:38:290:38:30

It is impossible. Blessed has never been in a Carry On film.

0:38:300:38:35

Which means, Megan,

0:38:350:38:36

you lose your remaining two lives and you're eliminated.

0:38:360:38:40

In a 1986 Fifa World Cup quarterfinal,

0:38:400:38:43

who scored the so-called Hand Of God goal...?

0:38:430:38:46

-Alan?

-Maradona.

0:38:460:38:48

..goal for Argentina against England?

0:38:480:38:50

It was Diego Maradona.

0:38:500:38:52

Helen, you lose one life.

0:38:520:38:54

In which century did the Charge of the Light Brigade take place?

0:38:550:39:00

Alan?

0:39:000:39:01

18th.

0:39:010:39:03

I'm afraid it wasn't. It was the 19th century - it was 1854.

0:39:030:39:06

Alan, you lose a life.

0:39:060:39:08

Who succeeded Magnus Magnusson as host of University Challenge?

0:39:080:39:12

-Alan?

-Impossible.

0:39:120:39:14

It is impossible.

0:39:140:39:15

He hosted Mastermind, not University Challenge.

0:39:150:39:18

Helen, you lose your remaining two lives.

0:39:180:39:20

Commiserations, Megan and Helen. We'll see you both next time.

0:39:200:39:24

Very well done, Alan. Great round.

0:39:240:39:26

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

0:39:260:39:29

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:39:290:39:31

Alan, you are today's winner, with £1,200,

0:39:340:39:37

but you could be leaving with a whole lot more

0:39:370:39:40

if you can answer the £10,000 question.

0:39:400:39:43

Here's how this is going to work.

0:39:430:39:45

I'll show you nine answers and then ask you a question.

0:39:450:39:48

Three of the nine answers are correct.

0:39:480:39:51

If you can find them all within ten seconds, you'll win that £10,000.

0:39:510:39:56

That's the good news.

0:39:560:39:57

The less good news is that three of those answers are wrong.

0:39:570:40:00

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

0:40:000:40:05

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

0:40:050:40:09

If you give me any of those answers, you lose the £1,200 as well.

0:40:090:40:14

OK, here it is.

0:40:140:40:15

Today's £10,000 question.

0:40:170:40:19

I hope it's fallen kindly for you.

0:40:190:40:22

It's on politics.

0:40:220:40:24

Oh, dear!

0:40:240:40:26

"Oh, dear, I know loads about politics," is how I'm taking that.

0:40:260:40:30

Here are your nine answers.

0:40:300:40:34

And you're looking for...

0:40:490:40:50

And your time starts now.

0:40:550:40:58

Theresa May.

0:40:580:41:00

John Major.

0:41:000:41:01

Michael Gove.

0:41:010:41:02

You locked in your answers very quickly.

0:41:090:41:13

Your first answer was Theresa May.

0:41:130:41:16

Is Theresa May a Conservative politician

0:41:180:41:21

who has been Home Secretary?

0:41:210:41:22

Yes.

0:41:270:41:28

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:41:280:41:31

One down, two to go.

0:41:310:41:34

Your next answer was John Major.

0:41:340:41:37

This to take another step towards that £10,000.

0:41:370:41:42

Is John Major is a right answer?

0:41:420:41:46

Afraid not,

0:41:520:41:54

but he was a Conservative politician,

0:41:540:41:58

so it's not an impossible answer.

0:41:580:42:01

We now know you can't win the £10,000.

0:42:010:42:05

What we want is for you to hang on to the £1,200.

0:42:050:42:08

We really do, don't we?

0:42:080:42:10

So what we need to establish

0:42:100:42:13

is whether Michael Gove is an impossible answer.

0:42:130:42:16

We're hoping he isn't.

0:42:170:42:20

Is Michael Gove an impossible answer?

0:42:200:42:23

-No, he isn't.

-Yes!

0:42:270:42:29

-Well done, Alan.

-Thank you, Rick.

-CHEERING

0:42:290:42:31

You've won £1,200.

0:42:310:42:33

Fine by me!

0:42:330:42:34

Hopefully you'll get another shot at the £10,000 question.

0:42:340:42:37

I went the three I knew were Conservatives.

0:42:370:42:40

That was a good option, I think.

0:42:400:42:42

Douglas Hurd, 1985-1989, Home Secretary.

0:42:420:42:47

And William Whitelaw, 1979-1983.

0:42:470:42:52

The impossible answers that you neatly sidestepped...

0:42:520:42:56

-I did know them.

-..were David Owen, who was Labour and then SDP,

0:42:560:43:00

John Prescott, who was Labour,

0:43:000:43:02

and Paddy Ashdown, who was a Liberal Democrat.

0:43:020:43:07

So, Alan missed out on the £10,000, but he did win £1,200,

0:43:070:43:11

and we'll see him next time.

0:43:110:43:13

This has been !mpossible, the quiz where anything is possible.

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See you next time. Goodbye.

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


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