1990s Pointless Celebrities


1990s

A 1990s special, with Colin Jackson and Roger Black, Rowetta and Tony Mortimer, Tim Vincent and Anna Ryder Richardson, and Kirsten O'Brien and Chesney Hawkes.


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APPLAUSE

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CHEERING

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

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and a very warm welcome to this special '90s edition

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of Pointless Celebrities,

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the show where the lowest scorers are the biggest winners.

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Let's meet today's Pointless celebrities.

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APPLAUSE

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And couple number one.

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I'm Colin Jackson, I broke the world record in 1993

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for the 110 metre hurdles, when winning my first world title.

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And I'm Roger Black and I ran in the '90s,

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two-time world champion and Olympic silver medallist.

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Wahey! APPLAUSE

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Couple number two.

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I'm Rowetta, from Happy Mondays, Hacienda Classical,

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lots of house tunes in the '90s...

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..and that's it.

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Fantastic. I'm Tony Mortimer and I was in a boyband in the '90s,

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formerly from East 17.

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WHOOPING AND APPLAUSE

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Couple number three.

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Hello, I'm Tim Vincent, I presented Blue Peter in the early '90s.

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Hello, I'm Anna Ryder Richardson

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and I was one of the designers on Changing Rooms.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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And finally, couple number four.

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Hello, I'm Kirsten O'Brien, I'm a presenter,

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and I started on children's BBC in the '90s.

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I'm Chesney Hawkes,

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you might remember a song I put out 25 years ago

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called The One And Only, which I may or may not perform for you later on.

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LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE

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Thank you, all of you, a very warm welcome to Pointless.

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Great to have you all here. We'll get to chat to each of you

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throughout the show as it goes along,

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

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Keeping Blur and Oasis off the top spot is our very own Spice Boy,

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

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Hiya.

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-APPLAUSE AND CHEERING

-Hi, everybody.

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Good evening.

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-Good evening to you.

-Good evening.

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This is nice and this is so our era.

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-Isn't it?

-We're very comfortably at home.

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A few people have played before, Tim and Kirsten, most notably.

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They both got through to a final,

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so they're going to be tough to beat -

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but look at that podium one.

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-Look at it.

-Two of Britain's greatest ever athletes -

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but quite often, when we have sporting shows,

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they're very competitive,

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but when we have two sports people in a show against non-sportspeople,

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the sports people tend to do rather well, don't they?

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-By hook or by crook.

-Yeah. Very impressive indeed.

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Thank you very much, Richard.

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As usual, all of today's questions have been put to 100 people

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before the show. Our contestants here are looking

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for those all-important pointless answers.

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These are answers that none of our 100 people gave.

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Find one of those and we will add 250 quid to the jackpot.

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Now, as today's show is a celebrity special,

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and each of our contestants is playing for a nominated charity,

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we're going to start off with a jackpot of £2,500.

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There we are. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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

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APPLAUSE

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So remember this,

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

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will be eliminated,

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so do everything you can to keep your scores nice and low.

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Very, very best of luck to all four pairs.

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No conferring until we get to the head-to-head round.

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Our first category this evening is...

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Famous People.

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

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who's going to go second... THEY CONFER

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

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OK. And the question concerns...

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Famous Phils. Richard.

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Yeah, so on each board we're going to give you seven clues

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to famous people called Phil, or Philip, or Philippe.

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You just have to tell us who they are, please.

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Seven on the first board, seven on the second,

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14 in all to have a go at at home.

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-Very best of luck.

-Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

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OK, so we are looking for these Famous Phils.

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First board of seven reads like this...

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Let me read all those again...

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-Colin.

-Yeah.

-Welcome back.

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-Thank you.

-Welcome back. Now, hurdles, Colin...

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I can't describe to you how scared I was when I first saw hurdles.

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-And I don't blame you.

-They're just terrifying.

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They came up to about here on me.

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They are pretty high. He would've been all right.

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-He would've been fine.

-Oh, yeah.

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You know, if I'd given it a go,

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I probably would've beaten you, Colin, I suspect.

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THEY LAUGH

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Oh, but was it the same for you when you first saw a hurdle,

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or was it love at first sight?

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No, no, I was absolutely terrified -

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but it was the only thing I was reasonably good at,

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so I was encouraged to do it and I could run and I could jump,

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so I thought, "You know what? Let's try and make this combination work."

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It seems to work.

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I occasionally could get to the end of a hurdles race,

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and I could never quite believe it, it was a bit of a miracle.

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GENTLE LAUGHTER Now, Colin, these Phils,

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how do we like 'em?

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Yeah, there's a few on there that I know,

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so we're going to go all the way down

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to US golfer -

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and I think it's, his surname is Nicholson...

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Phil Nichols, says Colin. Phil Nichols, let's see if that's right.

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-Nicholson, Nicholson.

-ROWETTA:

-No, he said first answer.

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-First answer!

-What was your first?

-Nichols.

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-Nicholson.

-Nicholson, you said.

-Nichols...

-You said Nicholson.

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-He said Nichols.

-Nicholson.

-No, he said Nichols.

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-Phil... Listen, Rowetta.

-No.

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No. Lucky she's not an athlete.

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-I didn't hear that, I heard...

-Phil Nicholson, says Colin.

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

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Ooh. ROWETTA LAUGHS

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-Unfortunately.

-Serves you right.

-It's Mickelson, yeah.

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And to our sportsman, as well.

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I'm afraid 100 points is what you score there, Colin.

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But that's exactly the sort of answer someone would give

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if someone was whispering the answer to him and slightly misheard it.

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-LAUGHTER ROWETTA:

-Karma.

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There we are. Thank you very much indeed. Richard.

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-Rowetta!

-Yes!

-Welcome.

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-Thank you.

-Wow. I mean, my goodness,

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talk about being at the eye of the storm,

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there you are, the Happy Mondays.

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-Yes.

-You were right there.

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Do you remember anything about the Happy Mondays?

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We're still doing it. We reformed four years ago.

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-So you did.

-Yes, we're still playing now,

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and we're doing all the festivals and it's great.

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So are you recording new stuff, as well?

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Yeah, hopefully at the end of the year,

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and with The Hacienda Classical, which was also the '90s.

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Tell me about The Hacienda Classical.

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-We just played the Royal Albert Hall.

-I know.

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It was amazing, with a 70-piece orchestra and a gospel choir,

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and I finished the whole show with You've Got The Love.

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It's the most beautiful experience I've ever had in singing.

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-It was great.

-Real hair on the back of the neck stuff, there.

-Yeah.

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Fantastic. Now, Rowetta, what would you like to go for on our board?

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Well, being a United fan, I should go for that one, cos I know it.

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I do know a couple of the others.

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-Just...

-Yeah. Get that out!

-Going to go for Phil Neville,

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the footballer who played alongside his brother Gary

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-for Manchester United.

-There we are.

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-There you go.

-OK, very good. Phil Neville.

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Is it right? How many of our 100 people said it?

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Loads.

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It's right.

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Well, you passed our high score the minute that drop began.

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-Come on!

-45 is where you end up Rowetta, well done.

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-APPLAUSE

-Get in!

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United!

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-RICHARD:

-Well done, Rowetta.

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It won't all be Manchester United players, just so you know.

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Thanks very much, Richard.

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-Now, Anna.

-Yeah.

-Welcome to Pointless.

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Great to have you... I could talk to you about interiors,

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-we could do that.

-You could.

-But I want to ask about zoos.

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-Yes.

-You took over, you bought a zoo.

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I had a midlife crisis, yes.

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-Eight years ago - and bought a wildlife park.

-Yeah!

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You bought a wildlife...

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Is there a sort of house there? Do you live on site?

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There's a beautiful manor in there,

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but we lived in a tiny little wooden house,

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like Little House On The Prairie, but it was Little House In The Zoo,

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-in the middle of the zoo, with a fence.

-Wow.

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-Probably the most enclosed animals there.

-So how did it start?

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Were you flicking through a magazine and you saw,

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"Oh, there's a zoo for sale"?

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I overheard someone talking to my husband

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about perhaps investing in a zoo and I just went...

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-SHE GASPS

-That's it!

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-That's what I need to do.

-Wow.

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My children will have to rear little baby cubs

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and we'll all be running around with bare feet,

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and it will be like...

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Not just "bear" feet, the whole bear costume, I should think.

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The whole bear thing!

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We're outside all the time now, and yes, it's been really hard,

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but I wouldn't change it.

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That's great. Now... LAUGHTER

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-Anna, the Phils.

-Yes.

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-The Phils.

-The Phils.

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Well, luckily, I know one -

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and, actually, I kind of know him.

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So, the drummer and singer who reached number two

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with the single In The Air Tonight, Phil Collins.

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Phil Collins, says Anna. Who you kind of know.

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-That's nice, you get to drop a name as well as score a point.

-Yeah.

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

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ANNA GASPS It's right.

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Ooh...

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45 is our low score. 61's where you end up with Phil Collins.

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-Actually...

-Not bad. Not bad at all. APPLAUSE

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Phil Collins is one of only three recording artists in history

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who sold over 100 million records as a soloist AND in a band.

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Isn't that amazing?

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The other two being Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney.

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-That's a pretty illustrious list.

-That is amazing.

-Yeah.

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-Very impressive.

-Yeah.

-Thank you very much, Richard.

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-Now, Chesney.

-Hello.

-Welcome. How nice to have you here.

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-It's so good to be here.

-What's this?

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You're going to play for us, are you, later?

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Yeah, depending on if I get kicked out on the first round.

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Oh, we'd better look after you. Right.

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For Heaven's sake, The One And Only...!

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-Yeah.

-Had you any idea that it was going to be that kind of a hit?

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-It was a monster.

-No, none - but I was very young.

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-I was, like, 19 when I put that out.

-Yeah.

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So, you know, when you're that young, you put a record out,

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you think "This is what happens".

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-So...

-Did you therefore think, "I have a lifetime of number ones"?

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Yes, of course. At that particular moment, yeah.

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-Go in and order a smart Italian car.

-Yeah. Oh, I ordered a few.

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-One for each member of the family.

-Ah!

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But what a ride. It was from a film, wasn't it?

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Yes, I starred in a film with Roger Daltrey called Buddy's Song.

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-Yeah.

-Back then, yeah. So that was a good... Good fun.

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-You're now based in LA?

-Yes, I moved there, like, four years ago now.

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And you're songwriting, you're producing...

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Yes, that's what I do. I develop young artists.

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They come in the studio

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and, you know, I kind of write and produce for different people.

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-I do my own stuff, as well.

-Yeah.

-I'm still touring, so yeah.

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That's really exciting. Very good.

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Chesney, you're the last person to have this board.

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If you wanted to you, could go through it

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and fill in all those unanswered ones.

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Well, actually I'm going to go for the Buzzcocks,

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cos I've actually been on that show,

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and go for Phill Jupitus.

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Phill Jupitus, says Chesney.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people went for Phill Jupitus.

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It's right.

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Well, 45 still our low score... till now.

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Look at that. Looking very good for The One And Only later.

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APPLAUSE 38 is where you end up.

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Very well played. Used to be a press officer for The Housemartins,

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Phill Jupitus. Now, let's fill in the rest of this board.

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The golfer, Roger, I wonder if you know who the golfer is.

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I thought he said Phil Mickelson.

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-I thought it was...

-Phil Mickelson is the right answer.

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Weird that, that you would, in your head... It's the M and the N.

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-ROWETTA:

-Close.

-It's almost like it's been whispered to you.

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-LAUGHTER

-13 points for that.

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The chef?

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-Er, Phil Vickery.

-Phil Vickery.

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Would've scored you 19 points.

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-The poet?

-Philip Larkin.

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Philip Larkin, he's the best answer on the board, 12 points for that.

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-And the actor?

-Is Philip Glenister.

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Philip Glenister, yeah.

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And he would've scored you 25.

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Thank you very much indeed.

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We're halfway through the round, let's take a look at those scores.

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38. Well done, Chesney.

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38, the lowest score of the pass.

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-Very happy.

-I think we will see you in Round Two at this rate.

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Then 45 is where we find Rowetta and Tony.

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61 is where we find Anna and Tim, and then 100, Colin.

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I know, I know.

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Roger, anything could happen in the next pass.

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We just need a low score from you to begin the game.

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I may not even get to answer!

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We'll see. Anyway, very best of luck

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with finding that low-scoring Phil.

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We'll come back down the line now.

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Can the second players please step up to the podium?

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OK, let's put seven more Phil clues up on the board, and here they are.

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We have got...

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I'm going to read all of those one last time...

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-There we are. Kirsten, welcome back.

-Thanks.

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Good to have you here. Now, you started,

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-as you said, on children's television...

-Yes.

-..in the '90s.

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-You were up at Tyne Tees.

-Very originally, yeah.

-Yeah.

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I left university and I started work experience up at Tyne Tees

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-on the news.

-What was your department in the news?

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I was just the person that rang the coastguard every hour, going -

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-"Anything happened?"

-Really? LAUGHTER

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-"We're looking for a story."

-I was very lowly at that point, yes.

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-But anyway, then on you went, SMart was your big thing.

-Yeah.

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-The art show.

-Yeah.

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So I've now got a four-year-old and a house crammed full of art stuff

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that I'm just waiting to inflict on him.

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-Just brilliant.

-Yeah.

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He's a bit rubbish at the minute. He'll get good.

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KIRSTEN LAUGHS He'll get it, he'll get it.

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-He'd better.

-Yes!

-That glitter's not going anywhere.

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And also, you're doing comedy now.

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Well, yeah. I started doing stand-up,

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and then I had my son and didn't feel funny any more,

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-so I've stopped for a bit of a rest at the minute...

-Yeah.

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-..but, yeah.

-But you'll go back to that, presumably.

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Hopefully, yeah. It just sort of challenges the brain a bit, yeah.

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Absolutely. Anyway, listen, you're on 38.

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That means 61 or less at this stage

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-sees you cleanly through to the next round.

-OK.

-Go, Kirsten.

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I'm going to go for the author one, His Dark Materials.

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I hope I've got this right and I've not blundered,

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but I think it's Philip Pullman.

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Philip Pullman, says Kirsten. And here's your red line.

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If you get below that with Philip Pullman,

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you're into Round Two. Let's see how many of our 100 people said Pullman.

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It's absolutely right...

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..and you're through, very well done.

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-AUDIENCE:

-Oh...

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25 is your total.

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APPLAUSE

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Taking your total up to 63.

0:15:180:15:19

THEY LAUGH

0:15:190:15:21

That's a strong team there on podium four, isn't it?

0:15:210:15:23

Yeah, Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spy Glass.

0:15:230:15:27

Thank you very much indeed.

0:15:270:15:29

Now, Tim.

0:15:290:15:31

Welcome... Tim looks younger than when I last saw him.

0:15:310:15:34

-LAUGHTER

-Yes, I know.

-I mean...

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Is there a picture of Tim Vincent somewhere in an attic

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-that's getting much, much older?

-Just call me Dorian.

0:15:380:15:40

-Tim, back in the days of Blue Peter, when you were there...

-Yes.

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..you got to do all sorts of things.

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-Yes.

-You went up to in a Tornado...

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-Yes.

-Amazing things. What was your stand-out favourite?

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Everybody always thinks the action adventure things

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-are the most scary things to do on that show...

-Yeah.

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..but actually, the scariest things are doing the make items,

0:15:550:15:58

where you've got eight cameras and you have to make something

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-for three and a half minutes. It's like QVC now.

-Yeah.

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You have to talk consistently in an animated way.

0:16:030:16:06

You're now a huge star in the States,

0:16:060:16:08

very recognisable face over there, thanks to Access Hollywood.

0:16:080:16:11

-Yeah.

-How long have you been doing that?

0:16:110:16:13

I've been doing it for 11 years, I used to live in the States,

0:16:130:16:15

I'm back in London now, so they send me off to Cannes,

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or wherever it is, and interview the stars.

0:16:170:16:19

-You see, that's fun.

-It is - but the way it works now,

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-you usually get four minutes with Tom Cruise...

-I see...

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..three and a half minutes are taken up with him talking,

0:16:250:16:27

and then you get another question in.

0:16:270:16:29

But it is fun, very glamorous.

0:16:290:16:30

Very nice. Tim, what would you like to go for?

0:16:300:16:32

You're on 61, the highest scorers are still Roger and Colin.

0:16:320:16:35

So yes, 38 or less is your target.

0:16:350:16:37

I was going to go for Pullman,

0:16:370:16:39

er, but I think I'm going to do a side-line,

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and go for something that I don't think anybody will know,

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or very few people will know -

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but I'm not sure how to pronounce it.

0:16:450:16:47

It's the founding member and lead singer of Thin Lizzy.

0:16:470:16:50

-Yes.

-It's Lynot, or L-Y-N-O-T.

0:16:500:16:54

Lynot? Something like that. But that's what I'm going for.

0:16:540:16:57

-Phil Lynot.

-Lynot.

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-Phil Lynot. Let's see.

-Not phonetically, but...

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There we are. That's good enough.

0:17:010:17:02

There is your red line, let's see if Phil Lynot is right.

0:17:020:17:04

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

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It's right.

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You're through.

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Look at that! Very good. APPLAUSE

0:17:150:17:17

You saved it.

0:17:170:17:18

32 is your score, 93 is your total.

0:17:180:17:21

Very well played, Tim. Yeah, Phil LIE-not, Phil LYN-not.

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-Which would you say?

-I think...

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Definitely LYN-not. He's an old friend of my dad's.

0:17:260:17:28

-Lynott.

-Yes.

-He's a friend of your dad's?

-Yes.

0:17:280:17:30

-And what's the official word?

-LYN-not.

-Lynott?

-Lynott, yeah.

0:17:300:17:34

I've always said LIE-nott. Bit that... I know nothing.

0:17:340:17:37

Phil Lynott.

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Listen, if Chesney Hawkes says it's Lynott, then it's Lynott.

0:17:380:17:41

LAUGHTER

0:17:410:17:42

OK, there we are. Thank you very much.

0:17:420:17:44

Now then, Tony.

0:17:450:17:47

-Welcome back.

-Thank you...

0:17:470:17:49

Very good to have you here again.

0:17:490:17:50

-Now, East 17...

-Yeah.

0:17:500:17:52

How did that come about? Were you put together?

0:17:520:17:55

No, not at all. We all went to school together.

0:17:550:17:57

Aw, that's nice. It was an organic band.

0:17:570:17:59

Yeah, and I got the idea from a band

0:17:590:18:01

-that was called New Kids On The Block...

-Yeah.

0:18:010:18:04

..and I thought, I thought we could do a better version,

0:18:040:18:07

because you're young, you've got confidence,

0:18:070:18:09

you think crazy things at that age.

0:18:090:18:11

So how long before it sort of took off, then? You were mates at school.

0:18:110:18:14

We was mates at school, and then you'd sort of put an idea together

0:18:140:18:17

and finding the name of the band and stuff -

0:18:170:18:20

but once it got rolling, it went quick,

0:18:200:18:22

because I always thought there was a hole in the market at that point

0:18:220:18:26

for such a thing, cos New Kids had disappeared,

0:18:260:18:28

and then there was this big rave thing happening

0:18:280:18:30

with all these lovely people,

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and I thought there was a hole in the market for a boyband.

0:18:320:18:35

Whoever was going to fit into that was just going to go...

0:18:350:18:37

-MAKES CRACKLING SOUND And it did.

-Yeah.

0:18:370:18:40

Christmas number ones... Extraordinary. Extraordinary group.

0:18:400:18:43

Yeah, crazy times...

0:18:430:18:44

And you're sort of still performing, aren't you? Without Brian.

0:18:440:18:47

Yeah, I still perform.

0:18:470:18:48

I just do solo stuff now and write the odd album and stuff -

0:18:480:18:51

but I've calmed down, I don't do much now.

0:18:510:18:54

-It's not the '90s. I can't do it like that any more.

-No.

0:18:540:18:56

THEY LAUGH

0:18:560:18:59

Now, Tony, you're on 45,

0:18:590:19:00

which means 54 or less gets you into the next round.

0:19:000:19:04

OK. I'm going to go... My dad was a keen darts player,

0:19:040:19:08

so I'm going to go with Phil "The Power" Taylor.

0:19:080:19:13

Taylor. OK, here is your red line.

0:19:130:19:15

If you can get below this with Taylor,

0:19:150:19:17

you are through to Round Two.

0:19:170:19:19

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

0:19:190:19:22

-It's right.

-Ooh...

0:19:230:19:24

-Yes.

-Yes!

-You stay with us.

0:19:270:19:28

I'm afraid Roger and Colin, less good news. 40 is your score.

0:19:280:19:31

APPLAUSE

0:19:310:19:32

-We've taken all your answers!

-85 is your total.

-Come on!

0:19:320:19:35

Well played, Tony. 16 world titles for Phil "The Power" Taylor.

0:19:360:19:40

He came on this show, didn't he? I beat him at darts, didn't I?

0:19:400:19:42

-Yeah.

-We had a game of lowest score wins,

0:19:420:19:44

-cos it was Pointless, and I undercut him.

-Yeah.

0:19:440:19:47

-Furious.

-He was...

0:19:470:19:50

Ooh, his dressing room was just in pieces, wasn't it?

0:19:500:19:53

-Yeah, yeah.

-Ah...

-Awful.

0:19:530:19:55

LAUGHTER Thank you very much indeed. Roger...

0:19:550:19:58

-I've been here before.

-Yeah.

0:19:580:20:00

LAUGHTER Terrible deja vu.

0:20:000:20:02

-Kriss Akabusi last time.

-Yeah.

0:20:020:20:03

THEY LAUGH

0:20:030:20:05

It's Roger with hurdlers, is obviously...

0:20:050:20:08

-Don't bother with hurdlers.

-Oh... Dear, oh, dear.

0:20:080:20:10

-Now, Roger, you have 400 metres and 4X400 metres relay.

-Yes.

0:20:100:20:14

-Of the two...

-Yes.

-which did you prefer?

0:20:140:20:17

Oh, um, well,

0:20:170:20:18

ultimately the 400 metres was the most important,

0:20:180:20:22

cos that was your event, but I loved the relay.

0:20:220:20:24

-Yeah.

-I was always happy in a relay.

0:20:240:20:26

If you said, "Go out and run now, individually, or in a team",

0:20:260:20:28

I'd run the relay every day.

0:20:280:20:29

A bit more pressure, I guess, with the relay...

0:20:290:20:31

There's pressure, cos you didn't want to let down the others,

0:20:310:20:34

but also you had others around you, so it was fun -

0:20:340:20:36

and we're still great mates,

0:20:360:20:37

and celebrating the 25th anniversary of being world champions together,

0:20:370:20:41

so you can share it forever.

0:20:410:20:43

-That team, or series of teams...

-Yeah.

-..unbelievable.

0:20:430:20:46

Championship after championship,

0:20:460:20:48

they would, you'd come up trumps against all the odds and it was...

0:20:480:20:51

You had people like Phil Brown running extraordinary last legs.

0:20:510:20:55

It's just amazing.

0:20:550:20:57

-What memories.

-Yeah.

-Imagine actually being in that race.

0:20:570:21:00

I know. You didn't get to see it, cos you were just...

0:21:000:21:03

It was really good. You should watch it.

0:21:030:21:05

It would be lovely to be in a Pointless race, actually, one day.

0:21:050:21:08

LAUGHTER

0:21:080:21:09

Now, Roger, I'm afraid,

0:21:100:21:12

I'm afraid the writing's on the wall even before...

0:21:120:21:15

The writing is on the wall, isn't it?

0:21:150:21:16

..but that board is all yours. If you felt like going through.

0:21:160:21:19

I can't actually help out that much, actually,

0:21:190:21:21

because they were the ones I knew.

0:21:210:21:23

Phillip Schofield is the television presenter.

0:21:230:21:26

I don't know the French high wire artist

0:21:260:21:28

and I don't know the writer of science fiction.

0:21:280:21:30

The lead singer of Human League,

0:21:300:21:32

but I don't know if I've got his name absolutely right.

0:21:320:21:34

-Have a crack at it.

-It's like a Mickelson-Nicholson one, really.

0:21:340:21:37

It's Phil Oakley.

0:21:370:21:39

-Phil Oakley? Oakley.

-Well, it's like that, isn't it?

-Yeah.

0:21:390:21:42

-I mean...

-Shall we say that for fun? I mean...

0:21:420:21:45

-To even things up.

-Is that your final answer?

-Why not?

0:21:450:21:48

-No L.

-No L.

-Yeah.

0:21:480:21:50

Happy Christmas to you, too.

0:21:500:21:52

LAUGHTER

0:21:520:21:54

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

0:21:540:21:56

-No red line for you, as you're the highest scorers.

-Yeah.

0:21:560:21:59

Bad luck.

0:22:010:22:02

Do you know, the thing about athletes is we were good at running.

0:22:020:22:05

We were terrible at English and spelling.

0:22:050:22:07

-Terrible at spelling.

-I'm afraid that scores you 100 points,

0:22:070:22:10

takes your total up to a nice even 200, though.

0:22:100:22:12

I told you, whenever you have sportspeople on the show,

0:22:120:22:15

they just... No, hold on a minute.

0:22:150:22:17

-LAUGHTER

-No, Oakey.

-Oakey.

0:22:170:22:19

Oakey, I'm afraid.

0:22:190:22:21

It would've been a good score, though. 17...

0:22:210:22:23

It was the right one to go for,

0:22:230:22:25

cos you knew Phillip Schofield, but it's a bigger scorer.

0:22:250:22:27

That would've scored you 58.

0:22:270:22:29

The other two are good answers.

0:22:290:22:31

The writer of science fiction novels...

0:22:310:22:32

-Philip K Dick.

-And that would've scored you 12.

0:22:320:22:35

This is a pointless answer, this last one.

0:22:350:22:37

-I'm going to guess it's Philippe.

-It is Philippe.

0:22:370:22:39

If you've ever watched, there's a documentary called Man On Wire,

0:22:390:22:42

which is about this thing, it's unbelievable.

0:22:420:22:43

It's so brilliant, this documentary.

0:22:430:22:45

You must watch it. Man On Wire, it's called.

0:22:450:22:47

And he's called Philippe Petit.

0:22:470:22:49

-FRENCH ACCENT

-Zero point. Nil point for Philippe.

0:22:490:22:52

Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

0:22:520:22:54

So we are at the end of our first round

0:22:540:22:56

and the pair we have to say goodbye to, I'm so sorry, Roger and Colin.

0:22:560:22:59

Now I've got to go and rub your names off the trophy.

0:22:590:23:02

-It's just ridiculous.

-Rub away.

0:23:020:23:04

Yeah. It's been great having you here, albeit brief,

0:23:040:23:07

but please come and play again.

0:23:070:23:08

-Roger and Colin, brilliant. Thanks so much.

-Thank you.

0:23:080:23:10

APPLAUSE

0:23:100:23:12

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

0:23:130:23:16

And so we have dispatched one of our pairs.

0:23:210:23:23

-Aw.

-That's just the cruel world of Pointless I'm afraid.

0:23:230:23:26

We have to say goodbye to another pair after this round.

0:23:260:23:28

Chesney and Kirsten, teachers pets over there.

0:23:280:23:31

Well done. Lovely low score.

0:23:310:23:32

Kirsten, lowest score of the round with Philip Pullman.

0:23:320:23:35

-Was it?

-Yeah, very good indeed.

0:23:350:23:37

Well done, everyone. We made it through our Philips round.

0:23:370:23:39

Best of luck to all three pairs.

0:23:390:23:41

Our category for Round Two this evening...

0:23:410:23:43

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

0:23:450:23:48

who's going to go second?

0:23:480:23:49

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

0:23:490:23:52

OK. Let's find out what the question is.

0:23:550:23:57

Here it comes. We gave 100 people 100 seconds to name as many...

0:23:570:24:01

Capital cities that begin with any of these letters,

0:24:080:24:10

B, I, G, T, O, W or N. Richard.

0:24:100:24:13

Yes, simply looking for the capital of any country of the world

0:24:130:24:16

beginning with one of those seven letters, please. As always,

0:24:160:24:19

by country we mean a sovereign state

0:24:190:24:20

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

0:24:200:24:22

Thank you very much indeed. So, Rowetta.

0:24:220:24:25

Yes.

0:24:250:24:27

Yes...

0:24:270:24:28

How are you on your capital cities?

0:24:280:24:30

I'm OK, as long as they don't begin with B, I, G, T, O, W or N.

0:24:300:24:35

LAUGHTER

0:24:350:24:36

Yeah.

0:24:360:24:37

Oh, I want to say one risky, but, oh...

0:24:370:24:40

-ALEXANDER LAUGHS

-What should I do?

0:24:400:24:42

-I'm going to go safe. Safe.

-Do whatever you want...

0:24:420:24:45

-Berlin.

-Ooh.

-Berlin.

0:24:450:24:47

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

0:24:470:24:51

-It's right.

-Brilliant.

-It's not too bad.

0:24:530:24:56

-Oh.

-Yeah!

-Not too bad.

0:24:560:24:57

APPLAUSE 52. This is not bad, Rowetta.

0:24:570:25:00

I was going to... Oh, I'm not saying what I was going to say.

0:25:000:25:02

It's got the most zoo animals in the world of any city, Berlin.

0:25:020:25:07

There you go. OK.

0:25:070:25:09

-Anna.

-Now...

-Yes.

-..the way I got to mine

0:25:090:25:13

was for a second I thought they ALL had to be in the word.

0:25:130:25:17

-Agh!

-I know!

-That would be something, wouldn't it?

0:25:170:25:19

So now I'm thinking, should I maybe not use that?

0:25:190:25:22

They just have to begin with one of those.

0:25:220:25:24

I know that now.

0:25:240:25:26

GENTLE LAUGHTER

0:25:260:25:27

-Erm, I'm going to say it anyway.

-Yeah?

0:25:270:25:30

-I'm sorry, Tim.

-Go on.

0:25:300:25:32

It's Bridgetown.

0:25:320:25:34

-Bridgetown, says Anna.

-Do you see how I got that?

-I know.

0:25:340:25:37

-I see what you did there.

-They are all in there.

-They are.

0:25:370:25:41

But then lots of people might have done that.

0:25:410:25:43

That's just impressive.

0:25:430:25:44

Is it right, though?

0:25:440:25:45

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

0:25:450:25:47

It's right.

0:25:490:25:50

52 is our only score at this point.

0:25:500:25:52

-AUDIENCE:

-Ooh...

0:25:520:25:54

-Yeah!

-Look at that!

0:25:540:25:57

APPLAUSE AND CHEERING

0:25:570:25:58

-That's mad!

-One.

0:26:010:26:03

-That's bonkers.

-Anna Ryder Richardson, that is superb.

0:26:050:26:08

One for Bridgetown.

0:26:080:26:10

Capital of Barbados, Bridgetown.

0:26:100:26:12

That's where I'd open a zoo if I was going to open a zoo.

0:26:120:26:14

-Oh, yes.

-Yeah.

-Barbados.

-Yeah.

0:26:140:26:16

-That would be nice, wouldn't it?

-Yeah.

0:26:160:26:18

-My kind of zoo. Now, Kirsten.

-Yes.

0:26:180:26:20

Kirsten.

0:26:200:26:21

THEY LAUGH

0:26:210:26:23

Our champion low scorers.

0:26:230:26:24

-Oh... Not this time.

-Oh, no.

0:26:240:26:27

I have potential for egg on my face here, cos I'm half Norwegian.

0:26:270:26:31

ALEXANDER GASPS

0:26:310:26:33

So I'm going to go Oslo.

0:26:330:26:35

-Oslo.

-Yeah.

0:26:350:26:37

Oslo.

0:26:370:26:38

Let us see how many of our 100 people went for Oslo.

0:26:380:26:41

It's right.

0:26:440:26:45

-AUDIENCE:

-Ooh...

0:26:470:26:49

Not bad. 35 for Oslo.

0:26:490:26:51

There we are! Superb. APPLAUSE

0:26:510:26:52

Oh, gosh.

0:26:540:26:56

Yeah, absolutely well done. Capital city of Norway.

0:26:560:26:58

Lovely. Well, we're halfway through the round.

0:26:580:27:00

Let's take a quick look at those scores.

0:27:000:27:02

-One, look at that, one for Bridgetown.

-Wow.

-Superb.

0:27:020:27:05

APPLAUSE

0:27:050:27:06

Anna and Tim,

0:27:060:27:08

I think you might make it through to the head-to-head.

0:27:080:27:10

I don't know, but at this stage

0:27:100:27:11

it looks like Kirsten and Chesney might also.

0:27:110:27:14

It's looking very good for that performance of The One And Only.

0:27:140:27:16

-Oh, yeah, yeah, absolutely.

-Very...

-I'd better start practising.

0:27:160:27:19

-Yeah. Rowetta...

-I know.

0:27:190:27:22

Listen, you're not far ahead, but you are ahead.

0:27:220:27:24

Tony, get thinking of a nice low-scoring answer

0:27:240:27:27

-and that might keep you in the game.

-OK.

-Good luck with that.

0:27:270:27:29

We'll come back down the line now.

0:27:290:27:31

Can the second players please step up to the podium?

0:27:310:27:33

OK, now, Chesney, remember, it's capital cities.

0:27:350:27:38

Any capital cities that begin with one of these letters...

0:27:380:27:41

I'm pretty stumped on this one.

0:27:430:27:44

Erm, I'm going to go for Niger.

0:27:440:27:48

Niger. Or "Ni-gere".

0:27:480:27:50

OK, well, let's see if that's right.

0:27:500:27:52

There is a red line for you. It's quite low.

0:27:520:27:54

Should you get below that, you are straight through to Round Three.

0:27:560:27:59

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

0:27:590:28:02

-Oh!

-Sorry.

0:28:060:28:07

Bad luck. It may not be the last of those.

0:28:070:28:10

It may not. That scores you 100 points, takes your total up to 135.

0:28:100:28:14

-Yeah, it's a country, I'm afraid, not a capital city...

-Yeah.

0:28:140:28:17

-..but it begins with N.

-Yeah, true.

0:28:170:28:19

The alphabet stuff is much better than Roger and Colin.

0:28:190:28:22

-Thanks for that.

-Thank you very much indeed.

0:28:220:28:25

-Tim.

-Well...

0:28:250:28:27

Here's the good news, you're in the head-to-head.

0:28:270:28:30

It does not matter what you score.

0:28:300:28:31

Even if you scored 100 points,

0:28:310:28:32

-you wouldn't overtake the high-scorers.

-OK, well...

0:28:320:28:35

OK, are you ready?

0:28:350:28:36

-Yeah.

-I'm going to go for Washington State.

0:28:360:28:39

Washington State.

0:28:390:28:41

Tim, Washington State. Well, let's see what happens when we say...

0:28:410:28:44

There's no red line, it doesn't matter, you're through anyway.

0:28:440:28:47

-OK.

-This is a formality.

0:28:470:28:48

Let's see how many people said Washington State. Is it right?

0:28:480:28:51

-Oh!

-No, I'm sorry, Tim.

0:28:540:28:56

That scores you 100 points, takes your total up to 101,

0:28:560:28:59

but you're through anyway. It's fine.

0:28:590:29:00

Again, great work with the initial.

0:29:000:29:02

-Thank you.

-I'll give all the correct answers at the end of the pass.

0:29:020:29:06

Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

0:29:060:29:08

Now then, Tony.

0:29:080:29:10

There you are on 52.

0:29:100:29:11

The high-scorers on 135 are Chesney and Kirsten.

0:29:110:29:14

82 or less keeps you in the game.

0:29:140:29:16

-OK.

-No pressure.

-There's no pressure at all.

-Come on.

0:29:160:29:19

I've got two, but I don't know if they're the capitals.

0:29:190:29:23

-So...

-Oh.

0:29:230:29:24

I'm going to go the one that I think is more likely to be a capital.

0:29:240:29:29

Geneva.

0:29:290:29:30

-Geneva.

-Yeah.

-Says Tony.

0:29:310:29:33

Geneva.

0:29:330:29:35

Here is your red line. It's nice and high.

0:29:350:29:37

ALEXANDER GASPS

0:29:370:29:38

Could be a performance of The One And Only

0:29:380:29:40

hanging in the balance here.

0:29:400:29:41

Geneva. Is it right?

0:29:410:29:43

Is it a capital city? How many people said it, if it is?

0:29:430:29:46

-Oh!

-Oh, no, Tony.

0:29:490:29:52

-Oh, yes, Chesney and Kirsten.

-Nice place, though.

0:29:520:29:54

Oh, no, Tony and Rowetta. I'm afraid...

0:29:540:29:57

I would've said Washington without the State.

0:29:570:29:59

..takes your total to 152.

0:29:590:30:00

-Let's send a message to the Swiss, shall we?

-Yes.

0:30:000:30:03

Unlucky, capital of Switzerland...

0:30:030:30:04

-That's what I was going to go for!

-..it would've been a great answer.

0:30:040:30:07

-Bern would've been the correct answer.

-That was the risky one.

0:30:070:30:10

-Three points, that would've scored...

-That's my risky one.

0:30:100:30:13

Washington, of course Washington DC, rather than Washington State.

0:30:130:30:16

Washington would've scored you 58 points.

0:30:160:30:18

It would've been a big scorer - and Niger,

0:30:180:30:21

the capital of Niger is Niamey, which was a pointless answer,

0:30:210:30:23

-actually, because it begins with N, as well.

-It was...

0:30:230:30:25

A terrific second pass, everybody.

0:30:250:30:28

Very, very well done. Let's take a look at the pointless answers.

0:30:280:30:32

Well done if you said any of these...

0:30:320:30:33

Regular Pointless viewers would've got a few of these...

0:30:330:30:36

Guatemala City, that's Guatemala.

0:30:360:30:39

Nassau, which is the Bahamas.

0:30:390:30:41

There's Niamey, which is Niger.

0:30:410:30:43

Tegucigalpa, which is Honduras.

0:30:440:30:46

Tehran, which is Iran.

0:30:460:30:48

Thimphu, which is Bhutan.

0:30:480:30:49

And Windhoek, which is Namibia.

0:30:490:30:52

You also could've had Baku,

0:30:520:30:54

Azerbaijan, you could've had Bishkek,

0:30:540:30:56

you could've had Bissau, Brazzaville, Bujumbura,

0:30:560:30:58

all sorts of pointless answers there.

0:30:580:31:00

Let's take a look at the top three scorers,

0:31:000:31:02

the ones that most of our 100 people said.

0:31:020:31:04

We've heard all of the top answers. 58 for Washington DC.

0:31:090:31:12

Thanks very much, Richard. So at the end of our second round,

0:31:120:31:14

I'm so sorry, Tony and Rowetta, we have to say goodbye to you.

0:31:140:31:17

-Thank you.

-Such a treat having you here.

0:31:170:31:19

Thank you so much for playing, Tony and Rowetta.

0:31:190:31:21

CHEERING

0:31:210:31:24

But for Anna and Tim, Chesney and Kirsten,

0:31:260:31:28

it's now time for our head-to-head.

0:31:280:31:30

APPLAUSE

0:31:300:31:31

Congratulations, Anna and Tim, Chesney and Kirsten.

0:31:330:31:36

You're now one step closer to the final

0:31:360:31:38

and a chance to play for our jackpot,

0:31:380:31:40

which currently stands at £2,500.

0:31:400:31:42

APPLAUSE

0:31:420:31:43

This is the bit where we decide who goes through to the final

0:31:460:31:49

to play for that jackpot, and we do it by making you go head-to-head.

0:31:490:31:52

Basically you can start playing as a team now.

0:31:520:31:53

You can chat before you give your answers,

0:31:530:31:55

and the first pair to win two questions

0:31:550:31:57

will be playing for that jackpot.

0:31:570:31:58

Who knows what's going to happen?

0:31:580:32:00

It's going to be very close, I suspect.

0:32:000:32:01

Anyway, best of luck to both pairs. Let's play head-to-head.

0:32:010:32:04

APPLAUSE

0:32:040:32:06

Here is your first question - and it concerns...

0:32:080:32:11

-Ooh, no.

-Christ's sake...

0:32:120:32:14

-Richard.

-We're going to show you five pictures now

0:32:140:32:17

of fictional TV doctors.

0:32:170:32:18

Can you tell us the name of these characters, please?

0:32:180:32:21

Thank you very much - and here they come.

0:32:210:32:23

We have got...

0:32:230:32:25

And...

0:32:400:32:42

There we are. Five doctors from television.

0:32:450:32:49

What are their names?

0:32:490:32:50

Anna and Tim, you're our low scorers, so you will go first.

0:32:500:32:53

-Too risky.

-We know three.

-I only know one.

0:32:530:32:56

It's Tim, he knows.

0:32:580:32:59

-I think we should go for E, cos it's safe, for now.

-No!

0:32:590:33:02

-Well, I'm not...

-OK! Do, then.

0:33:020:33:04

-Ooh!

-And...

0:33:040:33:06

Watson.

0:33:070:33:08

-You're going to say Dr Watson.

-Yes.

-Dr Watson, say Anna and Tim.

0:33:080:33:13

So, for E.

0:33:130:33:14

Now then, Chesney and Kirsten, that board is all yours.

0:33:140:33:17

Do you want to talk us through these doctors? Pretend doctors?

0:33:170:33:20

We're in a real pickle, cos we think that's Scully at the top,

0:33:200:33:23

but we don't remember her being a doctor.

0:33:230:33:26

-Yeah.

-So it could be her in something else.

0:33:260:33:29

Not a clue who that dude is.

0:33:290:33:30

-Can't remember what George's character's name was.

-No.

0:33:300:33:33

-So we're going for C.

-Yeah.

0:33:330:33:36

-Geller.

-Dr Geller.

-Dr Ross Geller.

-Dr Ross Geller.

0:33:360:33:38

So we have John Watson and we have Ross Geller.

0:33:380:33:41

Anna and Tim said Dr Watson.

0:33:410:33:43

Let's see if that's right for E. Let's see how many

0:33:430:33:45

-of our 100 people said it.

-Everybody.

0:33:450:33:47

ANNA LAUGHS

0:33:470:33:49

-It's right.

-Oh.

0:33:490:33:50

-49.

-Ooh...

-APPLAUSE

0:33:520:33:55

49. Now, Chesney and Kirsten have gone for Ross Geller,

0:33:580:34:03

for C. Let's see how many of our 100 people went for Dr Geller.

0:34:030:34:06

It's right.

0:34:090:34:10

Wow!

0:34:130:34:14

What about... Wow! 25, there's a surprise result.

0:34:140:34:18

APPLAUSE

0:34:180:34:19

Dr Ross Geller wins the point for you,

0:34:210:34:23

which means it's looking very good for The One And Only later -

0:34:230:34:26

and after one question, Chesney and Kirsten are up 1-0.

0:34:260:34:29

Very well played. A is Agent Scully, Dana Scully, she's a doctor.

0:34:290:34:33

Erm, 53 points for that, though. Biggest scorer.

0:34:330:34:36

B is Sheldon Cooper from Big Bang Theory.

0:34:380:34:41

Would've scored you 30, played by Jim Parsons.

0:34:410:34:44

And the best answer is George Clooney's character in ER.

0:34:440:34:47

-It feels like the sort of answer you should know...

-Yeah.

0:34:470:34:49

..but I couldn't bring it to mind. It's Doug Ross.

0:34:490:34:52

-Wow!

-Would've scored you six points.

0:34:520:34:55

Well done if you said that.

0:34:550:34:56

There we are.

0:34:560:34:57

Well, here comes your second question.

0:34:570:35:00

Anna and Tim, you have to win this one.

0:35:000:35:02

But Chesney and Kirsten get to answer it first, so good luck.

0:35:020:35:04

Our second question today is all about...

0:35:040:35:07

LAUGHTER

0:35:090:35:10

-Do animals talk?

-Animal Sayings.

0:35:100:35:12

We're going to show you some clues now to sayings

0:35:120:35:15

that involve the words of animals.

0:35:150:35:16

We're also going to give you alternate letters of those sayings.

0:35:160:35:19

Can you give us the most obscure of these, please?

0:35:190:35:21

OK, let's reveal our five animal sayings,

0:35:210:35:24

and here they are...

0:35:240:35:25

Let me read those again...

0:35:490:35:51

Chesney and Kirsten, you'll go first.

0:36:080:36:10

We know quite a few of them, actually.

0:36:100:36:13

-Yeah.

-Can't quite work out that top one, but...

-No.

0:36:130:36:16

-Shall we go for the bottom one?

-Do you want to go...? OK.

0:36:160:36:19

OK, so we're going to go for final performance

0:36:190:36:22

or activity of a person's career.

0:36:220:36:24

-Er, swan song.

-Swan song, say Chesney and Kirsten.

0:36:240:36:27

Now then, Anna and Tim, it's over to you.

0:36:270:36:29

-Talk us through the board.

-Well, we know them all.

-We do, actually.

0:36:290:36:32

We're trying to work out which one other people would know the least.

0:36:320:36:35

-Yeah. So, let's do it. Crocodile tears.

-Ah!

-Red herring.

0:36:350:36:38

Guinea pig.

0:36:380:36:40

And as the crow flies.

0:36:400:36:42

-So...

-So which one's the least used phrase now?

0:36:420:36:44

Red herring or as the crow flies.

0:36:440:36:46

-Let's go for red herring.

-Let's do it.

0:36:460:36:48

-Red herring, please.

-OK. Red herring, say Anna and Tim.

0:36:480:36:51

We have swan song and we have red herring.

0:36:510:36:53

Now, Chesney and Kirsten went for swan song at the bottom there.

0:36:530:36:56

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

0:36:560:36:59

It's right.

0:37:020:37:03

What chance has it got?

0:37:030:37:05

-Ooh...

-Ooh!

0:37:050:37:06

APPLAUSE 62 for swan song.

0:37:060:37:08

ALEXANDER MUTTERS

0:37:080:37:10

-Anna and Tim, meanwhile, have gone for red herring.

-Yes.

0:37:100:37:13

Let's see if that amounts to anything, or if it's just a thing.

0:37:130:37:17

A thing.

0:37:190:37:20

It... Ooh!

0:37:220:37:23

APPLAUSE 80 for red herring, which means...

0:37:230:37:26

-Ah!

-Aw...

0:37:260:37:28

You ARE The One And Only! What about that? After only two questions.

0:37:280:37:31

I've never heard that before!

0:37:310:37:32

Chesney and Kirsten, you're going through to the final.

0:37:320:37:35

-2-0. Very well done.

-Yeah, very well done.

0:37:350:37:37

As the crow flies would've seen you win the points.

0:37:370:37:40

As the crow flies would've scored you 51.

0:37:400:37:42

Um, guinea pig is the biggest answer.

0:37:420:37:46

Guinea pig would've scored you 85...

0:37:460:37:49

..and crocodile tears also would've won you the point,

0:37:490:37:51

-it's the best answer on the board.

-No.

-Yeah, 43 points.

0:37:510:37:54

-Ridiculous.

-There we are. Well, thank you very much.

0:37:540:37:57

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

0:37:570:38:00

it's our low scorers, Anna and Tim.

0:38:000:38:01

-I'm so sorry.

-We enjoyed ourselves.

0:38:010:38:03

Well, so did we. It's been lovely having you on.

0:38:030:38:05

Please come and play again - but meantime, thank you so much.

0:38:050:38:08

-Anna and Tim.

-Aw...

-APPLAUSE

0:38:080:38:11

Do you want us to sing now?

0:38:110:38:12

But for Chesney and Kirsten, it's now time for our Pointless final.

0:38:120:38:15

APPLAUSE

0:38:150:38:17

Look at that! Congratulations, Chesney and Kirsten.

0:38:190:38:21

You have wrestled your opponents to the floor

0:38:210:38:24

and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.

0:38:240:38:27

You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot

0:38:330:38:35

for your charities.

0:38:350:38:36

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

0:38:360:38:39

APPLAUSE

0:38:390:38:40

Well, that was seemingly effortless.

0:38:420:38:45

In you came, every round,

0:38:450:38:46

I don't think you were challenged at all at any point, were you?

0:38:460:38:49

My heart rate is increasing.

0:38:490:38:50

I thought I would relax into it, but I'm more tense now.

0:38:500:38:53

That's because you're late for your train.

0:38:530:38:55

Listen, we'll get you home, don't you worry, love.

0:38:570:38:59

So you get to choose your category in this final round

0:38:590:39:01

from the four we put up on the board,

0:39:010:39:03

so let's hope there's something up there

0:39:030:39:04

that you both like the look of. Today's selection reads like this.

0:39:040:39:07

I'm going to...

0:39:160:39:17

-Do you know what? Any of these.

-No, don't say that!

0:39:170:39:20

Shall we go for Dreams, because we don't know what it is?

0:39:210:39:24

Just because we have no idea.

0:39:240:39:26

-Yeah, that's a good plan.

-You're going to go for Dreams?

0:39:260:39:29

Brilliant! Follow them.

0:39:290:39:30

OK, very best of luck. Three very different questions here.

0:39:300:39:33

Hopefully one of these will suit you.

0:39:330:39:35

We are looking for the name of any studio album by REM.

0:39:350:39:38

Rapid eye movement, when you dream.

0:39:390:39:41

We are looking for the name of any cast member

0:39:410:39:44

of the film Field Of Dreams, according to IMDb.

0:39:440:39:48

Or we are looking for the name of any mortal

0:39:480:39:50

in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare's play.

0:39:500:39:53

So any studio album by REM,

0:39:530:39:55

anyone who acted in Field Of Dreams,

0:39:550:39:57

or any mortal in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

0:39:570:40:00

-Very best of luck.

-Thanks very much indeed.

0:40:000:40:02

As always, you've got up to one minute

0:40:020:40:03

to come up with three answers,

0:40:030:40:05

and all you need to win that jackpot

0:40:050:40:07

is for just one of your answers to be pointless. Are you ready?

0:40:070:40:10

-I think so...

-No! What are you going to do?

0:40:100:40:12

I don't know. I'm going to put 60 seconds up on the clock.

0:40:120:40:14

60 seconds are going up on the clock, whether you like it or not.

0:40:140:40:17

Your time starts now.

0:40:170:40:19

-We're conferring now?

-Yes.

0:40:190:40:20

In 60 seconds, though.

0:40:200:40:22

Did you say Automatic For The People?

0:40:230:40:24

Automatic For The People, I know one REM.

0:40:240:40:26

Field Of Dreams. Kevin Costner film.

0:40:260:40:28

Is it?

0:40:280:40:29

I can't remember the other cast members.

0:40:290:40:31

Maybe Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, I think.

0:40:310:40:35

Or was that Bull Durham?

0:40:350:40:36

That could be Bull Durham.

0:40:360:40:37

Midsummer Night's Dream.

0:40:390:40:40

I can only think of Puck.

0:40:400:40:42

I don't think he's mortal.

0:40:420:40:43

I don't think he was mortal.

0:40:430:40:46

You know what? The studio albums by REM,

0:40:460:40:49

everyone's going to know Automatic For The People,

0:40:490:40:52

-but I can't think of any other albums.

-I can't.

0:40:520:40:55

REM.

0:40:560:40:57

-Oh, gosh.

-It's a tough one.

0:40:580:41:01

This is where you blank when the timer's in.

0:41:010:41:03

We've got three answers, anyway.

0:41:040:41:06

We'll have to go with Puck.

0:41:060:41:08

Yeah, but Puck, I don't think is mortal.

0:41:080:41:10

All right, do you want to go for another of your cast

0:41:100:41:12

in Field Of Dreams?

0:41:120:41:14

No, I don't, because I'm not sure

0:41:140:41:16

if it really was Field Of Dreams.

0:41:160:41:19

OK, I'm afraid that's your minute up.

0:41:190:41:21

I'm so sorry. What are your three answers?

0:41:210:41:24

REM, the album is Automatic For The People.

0:41:240:41:26

Automatic For The People.

0:41:260:41:28

Cast of Field Of Dreams, we have to go for Kevin Costner,

0:41:280:41:30

-because I can't remember the others.

-OK.

0:41:300:41:32

-Kevin Costner.

-Yes, Kevin Costner.

0:41:320:41:34

And we're going to go for Puck,

0:41:350:41:36

-because we can't think of any others.

-And Puck.

0:41:360:41:38

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

0:41:380:41:40

I'd say REM, would you?

0:41:400:41:42

-Yeah.

-Automatic For The People goes last.

0:41:420:41:44

Least likely to be pointless?

0:41:440:41:47

-Kevin Costner.

-OK, well,

0:41:470:41:48

let's put those answers up on the board in that order, then,

0:41:480:41:51

and here they are.

0:41:510:41:52

We have got Kevin Costner,

0:41:520:41:54

we've got Puck, and we've got Automatic For The People.

0:41:540:41:56

Very best of luck. Now, three good answers on the board.

0:41:560:41:58

One of those might be pointless,

0:41:580:42:00

might win the jackpot for your charities.

0:42:000:42:02

What charities are you playing for? Chesney, you first.

0:42:020:42:04

-I'm going for Missing People.

-OK. Kirsten, how about you?

0:42:040:42:07

-Teesside Hospice.

-Very good.

0:42:070:42:10

Two excellent charities there.

0:42:140:42:15

Let's hope one of these answers wins that jackpot for those charities.

0:42:150:42:19

Your first answer was Kevin Costner.

0:42:190:42:21

In this case, we were looking for the cast members of Field Of Dreams.

0:42:210:42:24

It has to be pointless for you to win that jackpot,

0:42:240:42:27

so let's find out for £2,500, how many people said Kevin Costner.

0:42:270:42:30

-Well, it's right.

-Good!

0:42:330:42:35

All it has to do is go down to 0, and you will leave with that jackpot

0:42:350:42:38

for your charities. Kevin Costner now takes us down...

0:42:380:42:42

to 33.

0:42:420:42:43

Not a bad score, but I'm afraid not a pointless answer,

0:42:460:42:49

which means we have to move on to your next answer, which was Puck.

0:42:490:42:52

In this case, we were looking for mortals

0:42:520:42:54

from A Midsummer Night's Dream.

0:42:540:42:55

If it is pointless, it will win you £2,500.

0:42:550:42:58

Let's see how many people said Puck. Is it right?

0:42:580:43:00

No! As you guessed, not a mortal, I'm afraid,

0:43:040:43:08

which means it's all riding on the third and final answer,

0:43:080:43:10

which is Automatic For The People.

0:43:100:43:12

Now, in this case, we were looking for REM studio albums.

0:43:120:43:14

It has to be right, which we're pretty sure it is.

0:43:140:43:17

It then has to be pointless.

0:43:170:43:18

If it is that, it will win you £2,500 for your charities.

0:43:190:43:22

How many people said Automatic For The People?

0:43:220:43:24

Well, it's right. Your first answer,

0:43:280:43:30

Kevin Costner, took us all the way down to 33.

0:43:300:43:32

Puck, your second answer, was incorrect.

0:43:320:43:34

Automatic For The People passes 33.

0:43:350:43:36

Down we go into single figures. Still going down.

0:43:360:43:39

-Oh, 5!

-Oh!

-Good score, though.

0:43:390:43:41

That's a great score.

0:43:420:43:44

Fabulous score there.

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Sadly, though, you didn't manage to find

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that all-important pointless answer,

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-so I'm afraid you don't win today's jackpot of £2,500.

-OK.

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However, as today's show is a celebrity special,

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we are going to donate £500 to each celebrity pair for their charities,

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-so there we are.

-Wonderful.

-It's been fabulous having you on.

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Well done winning a second trophy, Kirsten -

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and you get a Pointless trophy as well, Chesney.

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Great to have you here. Thanks very much, Chesney and Kirsten.

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Yes, unlucky. Very, very well played.

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Lots and lots of those REM albums are pointless.

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I know you will have some of these at home.

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Some brilliant albums here. Let's start with REM.

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All brilliant albums. I recommend all of those.

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Also Around The Sun, Collapse Into Now, Green, a terrific album by REM.

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New Adventures In Hi-Fi, Reckoning, Reveal, and Up.

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All of those were pointless answers.

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Out Of Time was the biggest scorer there.

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Cast of Field Of Dreams.

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I cannot watch this film without crying.

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Even reading these names is going to set me off.

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Everybody apart from Kevin Costner, Ray Liotta, and James Earl Jones.

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Everybody else was a pointless answer.

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Mortals in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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You also could have had Francis Flute.

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Very well done if you got any of those at home,

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and unlucky in the studio.

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-That was fun, wasn't it?

-That WAS fun.

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Sorry not to see the jackpot taken.

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Yeah. Thanks, Richard. Thank you so much, Chesney and Kirsten.

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It's been wonderful having you here, and very, very well done indeed.

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Chesney and Kirsten!

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Join us next time when we will be putting more obscure knowledge

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

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-Goodbye.

-..and it's goodbye from me -

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but before we go, singing us out with The One And Only,

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it's Chesney Hawkes.

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# I am the one and only. #

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OK, let me see your hands in the air, come on.

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# Call me, call me by my name

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# Or call me by my number

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# Put me through

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# I'll still be doing it the way I do it

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# And yet you try to make me forget

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# Who I really am

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# Don't tell me, I know best

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# I'm not the same as all the rest

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# I am the one and only

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# Nobody I'd rather be

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# I am the one and only

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# You can't take that away from me

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# I can't wear this uniform

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# Without some compromises

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# Because you'll find out that we come

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# In different shapes and sizes

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# No-one can be myself like I can

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# For this job, I'm the best man

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# And while this may be true,

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# You are the one and only you

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# I am the one and only

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# Nobody I'd rather be

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# I am the one and only

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# You can't take that away from me

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# I am the one and only (The one and only)

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# Nobody I'd rather be

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# I am the one and only (The one and only)

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# You can't take that away from me. #

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APPLAUSE

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Thank you!

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A special celebrity 1990s edition of the general knowledge quiz in which four teams try to come up with the answers that no-one else could think of. Presented by Alexander Armstrong and co-host Richard Osman. Featuring Colin Jackson and Roger Black, Rowetta and Tony Mortimer, Tim Vincent and Anna Ryder Richardson, and Kirsten O'Brien and Chesney Hawkes.


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