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APPLAUSE

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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 edition of Pointless Celebrities,

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the show where the aim of the game is to avoid the obvious answers

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and find the obscure ones.

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Let's meet today's Pointless Celebrities.

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And couple number one.

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My name is Bob Harris and I broadcast for BBC Radio 2

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and I'm a massive fan of Squeeze.

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I'm Chris Difford and I just happen to be in Squeeze.

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APPLAUSE

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Couple number two.

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I'm Kerry Godliman and I'm an actor and a comedian.

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I'm Miles Jupp and I'm also an actor and comedian.

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APPLAUSE

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Couple number three.

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Hello, my name's Jenny Eclair.

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And I am a writer and a performer

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and I'm a massive fan of Squeeze.

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LAUGHTER

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I'm Linda Robson. I'm a Loose Woman and an actress.

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APPLAUSE

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And finally, couple number four.

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I'm the lovely Debbie McGee,

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and I love being squeezed.

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And I'm Angelos Epithemiou and I am the CEO of BP.

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LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE

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Thank you all very much indeed. A very warm welcome to Pointless.

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It's 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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He's friends with all the A-listers.

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Campbell, Stewart, McGowan...

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Sorry, Alistairs. He's friends with all the Alistairs.

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

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Hiya. Hey, everybody. Good evening.

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-Good evening to you.

-Good evening.

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-Blimey, what a line-up.

-I know!

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I mean, no offence to podium two, but how classy is podium one?

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Goodness me!

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-Bob and Chris, what an absolute treat, eh?

-Yeah.

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That's amazing. Lovely to have you both.

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And Bob's been on before, of course. Did rather well as well.

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Now, talking of people who've been on before,

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Linda and Jenny have both been on before.

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-Now, they came on together...

-Yep.

-It wasn't our finest hour.

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..did very badly. They've both since come on separately with other people

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-and done much better.

-Yeah, she brings me down.

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And then... And then, for some reason,

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-they've decided to come back on together again.

-I know.

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-A bit tactically weird.

-We like each other!

-Well, that's good.

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I'm worried about Angelos on podium four because, you know,

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-he's a loose cannon, so we put him in safe...

-Don't worry about me.

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Don't worry about me, please. Just relax.

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Everything's going to be fine, Richard.

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-If I'm honest with you, I'm a little bit worried about you.

-OK.

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What's top of your list of concerns?

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-Your height.

-Oh, yeah, yeah, no, look, that's fair enough.

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You're quite an imposing character. And I'm also worried a little bit

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about what you're wearing behind that desk.

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Hey, this sarong is no-one's business but mine.

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It's like having two alpha males,

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like, rutting horns together, isn't it?

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But we've put Angelos in very, very capable hands

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-with Debbie McGee there.

-Absolutely.

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Debbie, we need you to take control a little bit on podium four, please.

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But genuinely, I'm looking forward to this so much.

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-It's going to be an absolute cracker.

-Thanks very much.

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Now, as usual, all today's questions

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have been put to 100 people before the show. Our contestants

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are looking for those all-important pointless answers.

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These are the answers that none of our 100 people gave.

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

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Now, as today's show is a celebrity special and each of our celebrities

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is playing for a nominated charity,

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we are going to start off with a jackpot of £2,500. There it is.

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

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So, there's only one rule you have to remember and it is this -

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

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will be eliminated, so make sure your scores are nice and low.

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Very, very best of luck to all four pairs.

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Our first category this evening is...

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

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who's going to go second?

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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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-Question Songs, Richard.

-Yeah, on each board,

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we're going to show you the titles of seven songs,

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each of which have a title which is in the form of a question,

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but we've missed out a word from each of those titles.

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Can you tell us what that word is, please?

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There's going to be seven on the first board,

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seven on the second board. 14 in all to have a go at at home.

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-Very best of luck.

-Thanks very much indeed, Richard.

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OK, so what are the missing words from these question song titles?

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Our first board reads like this. We have got...

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I'll read those all again.

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Bob, welcome to Pointless.

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Is it true, Bob, that you co-founded Time Out?

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-It is true.

-It is?

-Yes, yes, in 1968.

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It was an incredible thing because, you know,

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London was so vibrant in those days

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-and there was the emerging what was known as the counterculture.

-Yeah.

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You know, the underground scene in London at that time.

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And there were lots of new magazines and newspapers appearing,

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and Tony Elliott, whose idea it was to found the magazine,

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had in his mind the idea of doing a one-off guide for students

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-and tourists to the underground scene in London.

-Yeah.

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And we sold the first edition to the crowd

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at the Sunbury Jazz Festival

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and the first edition then funded the second one and it began to roll.

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-And now, of course, it's all over the world.

-Absolutely wonderful.

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Now, Bob, what about this...?

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What about our board of missing words?

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I can't imagine there's any you don't know there.

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No, it's just the one, isn't it, that the least number

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of people would have been likely to guess?

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On that basis, I'm going to go for The Mock Turtles' title,

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which is Can You Dig It?

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Can You Dig It? The Mock Turtles. Let's see if that's right

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and see how many of our 100 people went for dig.

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It is Can You Dig It?

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Down it goes to 25.

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Great start to the round and the show.

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25 for Can You Dig It?

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Well played, Bob. Solid as a rock.

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Yeah, Can You Dig It? The Mock Turtles.

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Off a very good album, actually, Turtle Soup.

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They were big for a while, weren't they, The Mock Turtles?

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Steve Coogan's elder brother was the lead singer, Martin Coogan.

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Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

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-Kerry.

-Hello.

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Listen, "The best comic timing on the Fringe."

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That's the Sunday Times, that's what they have to say about you.

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-Oh. That's nice.

-"The best comic timing on the Fringe."

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What show was that?

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That was a couple of years ago. That was a show called Wonder Woman.

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-Was that the year I wasn't there?

-Yes!

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That's why I got that title, because Jenny wasn't there.

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What about that? Are you going up this year?

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-I'm not going up this year, no.

-Do you generally do every year or..?

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No, I'm every three years. That's what I like to do.

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-That's nice. And then you can tour the show.

-Then you can tour.

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-I'm doing a tour instead.

-That's very nice.

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-And then meanwhile start writing your material for the...

-Exactly.

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-It's an ongoing, fluid process.

-Good, lovely.

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-Sort of rotational farming of comedy.

-Exactly, exactly.

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Very good.

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Now, Kerry, are you liking this round with the missing words?

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Well, I was liking it until Bob chose The Mock Turtles.

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Because everything else is something

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either everyone will know or I don't know.

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My second choice then might be...

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..Who Let The Dogs Out?

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That's the one you are going to go for, The Baha Men.

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Who Let The Dogs Out? Let's see how many of our 100 people said dogs.

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Well, it's right.

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-Ooh, look at that.

-Oh...

-86.

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It's very right, Kerry.

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-86 for Who Let The Dogs Out?

-That is a...

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That's a big scorer, Who Let The Dogs Out?

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You know what the irony is?

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-They never found out.

-LAUGHTER

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Played all over the world. No-one, nobody grassed.

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It was me, actually.

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Oh, there we are. I knew it!

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Thank you, Richard.

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-Linda, welcome back.

-Yep. Thank you.

-Welcome back to Pointless.

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-Now, Birds Of A Feather...

-Yep.

-It's been back.

-It has.

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It's been back and it ran earlier this year.

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Yeah, it's been back for three years now after a 15-year break.

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And then when you're not doing that,

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-you're doing your Loose Women.

-I am, yeah.

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When you turn up, do you talk about what you're going to say?

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-Yeah, we...

-Or is the idea...?

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We get picked up at eight o'clock in the morning. Then we have a meeting.

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Then two of us go off for make-up and the other two wait

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and look through the notes. Then the other two go.

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-Then we have another meeting before we go live on air.

-Yeah.

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And then we finish at half past one.

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We have a meeting to discuss what we've said

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-that we shouldn't have said and...

-ALEXANDER LAUGHS

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The lawyers come in and...

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-So, yeah, it's a nice show to work on.

-A lot of meetings!

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It's a great show, though, isn't it? You must love it.

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-Yeah, I do love it.

-Now, Linda, what would you like to go for?

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We've had a nice low score and quite a surprisingly high score.

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Well, I wanted "dig" as well, The Mock Turtles,

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but, I mean, the rest of them are all really, really well known.

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I'm not sure if "What's My" is...

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I don't know whether to go for that or...

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See, all the others are so well known, aren't they?

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I might go for Does Your Mother Know?

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-Does Your Mother Know?

-Yeah.

-You're going to say Does Your Mother Know?

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Says Linda. Let's see if that's right. Does Your Mother Know?

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It's right.

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-Oh, look at that, down it goes.

-Oh! Oh!

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-46.

-Oh, there you go.

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-There you go!

-That's good, well done.

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46 for Does Your Mother Know?

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They say that ABBA's flamboyant stage clothes and stage style

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came because of the Swedish tax code which essentially said

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that they could only claim for what they wore onstage

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if it was so outrageous you wouldn't wear it in the street.

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So that's the only way they could get free costumes.

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-They couldn't wear any normal stuff.

-That's superb.

-Yeah, there you go.

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Wow. Thank you, Richard.

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-Debbie.

-Hello.

-Welcome to Pointless, Debbie.

-Thank you.

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Now, an extraordinary career you have, Debbie. You started out,

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-you were at the Royal Ballet School. Studied there.

-Yes.

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-Then you joined the Iranian National Ballet.

-Yes.

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Why did you go for the Iranian National Ballet?

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Because they were paying five times more than the Royal Ballet!

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-Wow.

-So I went for the money, yeah.

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-So you were based in Tehran, how long for?

-Yeah.

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Well, I planned to stay for three years,

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-but if you've seen the movie Argo with Ben Affleck...

-Yep?

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..that's what I went through, exactly. I was hidden in a house.

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-Oh, really?

-I got stopped at the airport.

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I chatted up one of the customs guys who stamped my passport

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and I ran across the tarmac and escaped.

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So this was pre-revolution or sort of just during...

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-It was as the revolution was happening, yeah.

-Blimey.

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But looking back over your career,

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what would you say would be your highlight?

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What's the thing that you look back with the most fondness?

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-There's been loads.

-Yeah.

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But probably meeting Paul,

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because when I came back from Iran is when I needed a job,

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so I auditioned as a dancer for a company that were putting on

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lots of shows and they put me with the Paul Daniels Show.

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I didn't know who he was or what he did and I hated magic!

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Wow. And there he was.

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I think a lot of us hated magic before Paul Daniels,

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you know? He was... I mean, he was a great superstar.

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But you have an awful lot to thank the Ayatollah Khomeini for.

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Yeah, yeah, exactly.

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So, no, I think the highlight was probably when the TV show,

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The Paul Daniels Magic Show, won the Golden Rose of Montreux.

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-I think that was probably the highlight.

-Fantastic.

-Yeah.

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Now then, Debbie, from that highlight to this highlight.

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What are you going to go for on this board?

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I'll just go for something that's safe

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and hope it keeps us in for the next bit.

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It's which one to go for, really.

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I think I might hope that you've asked 100 younger people

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so they might not know so much about Tom Jones,

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so I'll go What's New Pussycat?

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Pussycat, says Debbie.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people said What's New Pussycat?

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It's...

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-Oh...

-I didn't have time to say it was right.

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It's right, though, it is. 96

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is what it scores you. Wow. A few people did know that.

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-Better than 100.

-Yes, much better.

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-It is four better than 100, Debbie.

-Four better.

-Very well done.

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Yeah, there's some very, very big scores on that board.

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Got the Rod Stewart one...

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Not quite as bad, but almost as much damage.

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Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? would have scored you 93.

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The Elton one, Are You Ready For Love? 69 points.

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And Blink 182 is the best answer on the board.

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-What's My...

-Age.

-What's My Age Again?

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Would've scored you two points.

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-It's a good song as well, What's My Age Again?

-It is good.

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Thanks very much indeed.

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

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25, the best score of the pass,

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Bob, very well done. Bob and Chris, I think,

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looking like dead certs for Round Two at this point.

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Then up to 46, where we find Linda and Jenny.

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Then we travel up to 86, where we find Kerry and Miles.

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96, Debbie and Angelos.

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So, yes, Angelos,

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-you get the new board, so...

-Oh, good.

-Yeah.

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-Make sure you find a nice low score on there.

-OK, mate, yeah.

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-No pressure.

-Good luck with that.

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We're going to 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 song titles with missing words up

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on the board, and here they come. We have got...

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Let me read those all again.

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-OK, Angelos.

-Yes.

-Welcome to Pointless.

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-Thanks, mate, thank you.

-It's good to have you.

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-How is everything, Angelos?

-Yeah, not bad, actually.

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-How's business, all right?

-Business is very good at the moment, yes.

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I don't actually run BP like I said.

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I run a burger van.

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Erm... And I park it outside all the football grounds

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and all that sort of carry-on. I went over to Europe.

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Erm... And I made a bit of money.

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-Did you?

-Really?

-Yes, I did.

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And I spent it on new clothes, thank you.

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That's very good. Is there a sort of seasonal thing to the burger van?

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Do you find that? Does that...?

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Yeah, yeah, it is a seasonal thing, yeah.

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It's autumn, winter,

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summer and spring.

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I work all them seasons.

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-Very good.

-Thank you.

-Very good. Now, Angelos...

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I'm pleased to be here, by the way.

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This is my second-favourite game show on the telly.

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It's great to have you here, Angelos.

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-LAUGHTER

-What's your favourite, Angelos?

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Oh, don't ask...

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The football.

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-Yeah.

-Angelos, you're on 96. You're the high-scorers at the moment.

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-I know, mate.

-Not by much, though.

-No.

-There's not a lot in it.

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A nice low score from you at this point will keep you in the game.

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What would you like to go for?

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I think I'll go...

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..Where's Your Head At? Basement Jaxx.

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Where's Your Head At? says Angelos.

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

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Let's see how many of our 100 people said Where's Your Head At?

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It's right.

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-27.

-Not bad.

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Very well done indeed, Angelos.

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Taking your total up to 123.

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Very much back in the game there.

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Very well played. Top 10 hit from 2001.

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Thanks very much, Richard.

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Now, Jenny, welcome back to Pointless.

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-Well, it's a pleasure to be here.

-Talk to me about Just A Minute.

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Tactically, do you just talk, or do you think very carefully as you are talking?

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-Both at the same time...

-Both.

-..if I possibly can, without falling off my chair.

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It's quite hard. It's one of those jobs that I sort of hate and love with equal measure.

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-Yes.

-But I'm a big fan of Nicholas Parsons.

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-He is 123, you know, but he still sounds great on the radio.

-He does.

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He absolutely does. Brilliant man.

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Is it terrifying? It must be terrifying.

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-Everything is terrifying.

-Is it a God-given thing, or can you work at it?

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-Can you improve your Just A Minute?

-You can improve.

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You've got to sort of go into a slight zone, and just keep going even if it's rubbish.

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I've started doing it now, I don't like doing it.

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Some people take a run at it and go... HE SPEAKS FAST GIBBERISH

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I try all the tricks.

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-I try going very fast sometimes, and then slow right down.

-Yeah.

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Now, Jenny, you're on 46.

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If you can score 76 or less, you are into the next round.

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It's really tricky. May I just say that I danced on

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the video to Do You Really Want To Hurt Me by Culture Club?

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You've got to use that one now cos you've given it away.

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Have I got to use that? Does it work like that?

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-You just told them the word now!

-LAUGHTER

-Do you see what I've done?

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You danced on the video? How come?

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I used to make a living as a younger woman as a dancer on pop videos.

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Well, I wouldn't have paid to see you.

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LAUGHTER

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-So, that's what you're now going for, I'm afraid.

-You've got to now!

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-I've spoiled the game.

-It might be fine.

-It might not be.

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Here's your red line, nice and high.

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If you can get below that with hurt, Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?,

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you are through to the next round. Let's see how many people said it.

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It is hurt.

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83 is what it scores. APPLAUSE

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83 takes your total up to 129.

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Great news for Angelos and Debbie behind you.

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You could still be in the game.

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Could be a lot worse than 83. And a number one in '82.

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-There we are, thank you very much.

-That's nice, isn't it?

-That's very nice.

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-Miles, welcome to Pointless.

-Thank you for having me.

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Trying to work out if there's any section of the population

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that doesn't know and love you, because Balamory, obviously.

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And then of course I was in the Iranian Balamory as well.

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Very well paid but ultimately quite terrifying.

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Running across the tarmac in my pink kilt, being shot at by...

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I think it was Ben Affleck, but...

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The more discerning sitcom fan, Rev...

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Featuring Alexander Armstrong.

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In episode one, yes.

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Mock The Week, obviously for a slightly cooler demographic.

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Then you've got The News Quiz, which just picks up any loose balls.

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I mean, there is no section of the demographic that you haven't

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got in your pocket.

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I don't know if that's the case but it's a very nice thing for you to say, certainly.

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-And how is The News Quiz?

-It's absolutely fine.

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We record on a Thursday.

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At the moment the news happens so fast

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obviously it would be irrelevant by Friday, but I'm quite good...

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If this was a different sort of quiz, that would be my specialist subject -

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-news that happens on a Thursday.

-LAUGHTER

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Miles, what are the missing words from these song titles?

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You have to aim for 42 or less.

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I'm going to have to go for,

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on the basis that people... They may not be at the forefront of people's

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consciousness, the Bros song, When Will I Be Famous?

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Famous, says Miles. Here is your red line.

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If you can get below that red line with When Will I Be Famous?,

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you are into Round Two.

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How many of our 100 people said it, famous?

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It's right.

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-68.

-What a bitter disappointment.

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68, Miles, takes your total up to 154.

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Yeah, a number two hit, nearly 30 years ago now.

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-No!

-Yeah.

0:19:450:19:47

Thank you, Richard. Chris, welcome to pointless.

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Lovely to have you here.

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Now, the story goes that when Squeeze started it was really

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just you, you were advertising for people to come and join your band.

0:19:540:19:57

Yeah, I put an advert in a sweet shop window for a guitarist

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to join a band. I didn't have a band, but...

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And I didn't have any friends, and that's why I put the ad there.

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And Glenn Tilbrook was the only person to answer the ad. So...

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And then you found some others along the way.

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And when did you come up with Squeeze?

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Well, we were a very democratic band,

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so we put lots of names in a hat,

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and Squeeze was one of the names in the hat.

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Jools Holland put a very rude word in a hat, which we never used.

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LAUGHTER

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Probably sensibly, really...

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You run a songwriting workshop, or you are part of a songwriting workshop.

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Yeah, I've been running songwriting workshops for 26 years now.

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Bob has been to a couple of them.

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-Not to write songs, but to be a gifted friend.

-Excellent.

0:20:420:20:47

Chris, you are through to the next round,

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doesn't matter what you score at this point.

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So, you can talk us through this board and fill in the blanks for us, if you felt like it.

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-Or just give us an answer.

-I'm going to go for...

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All the ones I wanted to go for have just gone, so...

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-Is This The Way To Amarillo?

-Is This The Way To Amarillo?

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No red line for you, you are already through.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people said Way To Amarillo.

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It's right. 91 is the score for that. Very high score.

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116 is your total, but you're through.

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Yes, only big answers up there on the board

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apart from the two tougher ones.

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That was a number 18 hit in 1972,

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and then in 2005 it was number one for seven weeks.

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Let's fill in this board.

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There is another very obvious one, How Much Is That Doggie In The...

0:21:340:21:37

-Window.

-Window, yes. That would have scored you 96 points.

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And now these two are the best two answers.

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Do I Wanna Know? by Arctic Monkeys

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would have scored you 4 points, and the best

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answer on the board, our old friends from Busted with Who's...

0:21:490:21:53

-Who's David?

-Who's David? Would have scored you 1 point,

0:21:530:21:56

so, very well done if you said that.

0:21:560:21:57

Thanks very much indeed, Richard.

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So, at the end of our first round,

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the pair heading home with our high score of 154...

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There is nothing about this I would change, it's been lovely.

0:22:030:22:06

LAUGHTER

0:22:060:22:08

Listen, come and play again, it's been lovely having you here.

0:22:080:22:11

-Thanks so much for playing.

-Thank you.

-Miles and Kerry.

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APPLAUSE

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

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We are down to three pairs,

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and at the end of this round we will be down to two pairs.

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But well done, that was a tough round.

0:22:280:22:30

-But Angelos...

-Yes?

-..very well done.

-Yeah.

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Bob, lovely low scores, there. Best of luck to all three pairs for our next round.

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Our category for Round Two this evening is Famous People.

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

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

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OK, and our question concerns...

0:22:520:22:55

Jims and Jimmys, Richard.

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We're going to show you a picture of 16 famous people

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known by the name Jim or Jimmy.

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Can you identify the most obscure of these, please?

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OK, thanks very much.

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We're going to put an image up that has all 16 people there.

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We won't be changing it halfway through the round,

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it will stay up for the entire round.

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Let's see who is up on the board, shall we? We have got these people.

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There we are.

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16 Jims or Jimmys.

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Bob, we will come to you first.

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-Well, it is quite a mix, isn't it?

-It is.

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-That's a drinks party, isn't it?

-Yes.

0:23:350:23:38

There's a few music people up there.

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And I am going to choose one of them.

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It's on the right-hand column, and it's the third face down.

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-And that is the face of Jim Morrison.

-Jim Morrison, says Bob.

0:23:530:23:58

Let's see if that's right.

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

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It's right.

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25 for Jim Morrison. Good start to the round. 25.

0:24:110:24:15

Well done, Bob.

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Can I also commend you on the coolest given answer, I think, ever.

0:24:180:24:22

That was from start to finish beautiful, wasn't it?

0:24:220:24:25

-So polished.

-So polished.

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Now, if everyone else can do the same. Jenny...

0:24:270:24:31

Probably not. OK...

0:24:310:24:33

Now, the trick here is not to give anybody's name away

0:24:350:24:38

-before I choose my person.

-Yes.

0:24:380:24:41

-I'm just going to say Jimmy Kimmel.

-Jimmy Kimmel, says Jenny.

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

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-Oh!

-Oh, I'm sorry.

0:24:530:24:56

-Who's the guy top right?

-We'll discover in...

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-At the end.

-As soon as she did it she knew she had gone wrong.

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I'm afraid it's not Jimmy Kimmel, though, that I can tell you.

0:25:020:25:05

It scores you 100 points, I'm sorry.

0:25:050:25:07

-I've done well! Oh, no, I haven't.

-You've done rubbish!

0:25:070:25:11

I'm so sorry.

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

0:25:130:25:15

-Thank you very much indeed. Angelos.

-Yes.

-Angelos.

0:25:150:25:18

OK. I'm just going to come straight out with it.

0:25:180:25:21

Um...

0:25:210:25:23

I'm going to go for...

0:25:230:25:25

Yes.

0:25:270:25:30

Yes, it's very tricky, there is so many.

0:25:300:25:33

-Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

-Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

0:25:330:25:37

Let's see if that is right,

0:25:370:25:39

let's see how many of our 100 people said Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

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It is right.

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Well, 100 was our high score, you passed that,

0:25:460:25:49

25 was our low score, and you passed that.

0:25:490:25:51

18 for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

0:25:510:25:52

APPLAUSE

0:25:520:25:54

-18, well done.

-Yes, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, second row down.

0:25:560:26:00

Born in Suriname and became manager of QPR.

0:26:000:26:04

Thanks very much indeed. Now, let's have a quick look at the scores.

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We're halfway through the round. 18, the best score of the pass.

0:26:060:26:09

Very well done indeed, Angelos. Angelos and Debbie, I think there is

0:26:090:26:12

a place in the head-to-head for you, but we shall see.

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Bob and Chris we find on 25, and then, yes,

0:26:160:26:19

we travel up to 100, where we find Jenny and Linda.

0:26:190:26:23

-So, Linda...

-Yes.

-Who knows what might happen,

0:26:230:26:25

-but a low score from you certainly isn't going to hurt.

-Yep.

0:26:250:26:28

-What are you laughing at? I can't do worse than you.

-LAUGHTER

0:26:290:26:33

Can the second players please step up to the podium?

0:26:330:26:36

-OK. Now, Debbie.

-Yes, Alexander.

0:26:390:26:42

What would you like to go for?

0:26:420:26:45

If you can score 81 or less you are through to the next round.

0:26:450:26:48

I know quite a few,

0:26:480:26:49

so it's deciding on who you think

0:26:490:26:51

-they don't know.

-Exactly.

0:26:510:26:53

So, I think I'm going to go for

0:26:530:26:56

Jimmy Carter.

0:26:560:26:57

Jimmy Carter, says Debbie.

0:26:570:26:59

OK, here's your red line,

0:26:590:27:00

if you can get below this red line you are through to the next round.

0:27:000:27:03

How many of our 100 people said Jimmy Carter?

0:27:030:27:05

It's right.

0:27:090:27:10

And you are through. Very well done indeed.

0:27:100:27:12

Down to 54, taking your total up to 72.

0:27:120:27:16

That's a strong pairing on that third podium there,

0:27:170:27:20

very well played.

0:27:200:27:21

Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States.

0:27:210:27:24

-In simpler times.

-Mm.

0:27:240:27:26

-Thank you, Richard. Now, Linda.

-Yes, love.

0:27:260:27:30

What we absolutely need from you is a low score.

0:27:300:27:34

I mean, if you can score less than 24,

0:27:340:27:36

then there is a world in which you could go through

0:27:360:27:39

-to the next round.

-It would be a very strange world. OK.

0:27:390:27:44

I'm going to go for...

0:27:440:27:46

-Go for Jimmy Kimmel.

-Shut up, you!

0:27:460:27:50

I'm going to go for Jimmy Nail.

0:27:500:27:52

Jimmy Nail, says Linda. Jimmy Nail.

0:27:520:27:54

No red line for you as you are the high-scorers,

0:27:540:27:56

but let's see how far down the column we get with Jimmy Nail.

0:27:560:27:59

It's right.

0:28:020:28:03

39. Takes your total up to 139.

0:28:060:28:09

He had seven UK top 40 singles, Jimmy Nail. And a number one.

0:28:120:28:16

And a number one. Thank you very much indeed.

0:28:160:28:19

Now, Chris, good news again.

0:28:190:28:20

It's always good news on your podium.

0:28:200:28:22

You are through to the next round, doesn't matter what you score.

0:28:220:28:26

Do you want to talk us through some Jims and Jimmys?

0:28:260:28:29

I'm a huge fan of Jim Reeves.

0:28:290:28:31

So he would be one of my first to pick.

0:28:310:28:34

And Jim Henson.

0:28:340:28:37

I'll go for Jim Reeves.

0:28:370:28:39

Jim Reeves, says Chris.

0:28:390:28:40

No red line for you, cos you are already through.

0:28:400:28:42

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

0:28:420:28:45

Look at that! 5.

0:28:560:28:57

Taking your total up to 30, very well done.

0:29:000:29:02

It's a terrific answer, Chris. Jim Reeves, 5 points.

0:29:040:29:06

But the other one you knew, Jim Henson,

0:29:060:29:08

there he is on the second row down, was a pointless answer.

0:29:080:29:12

So, it's a shame you didn't go for that.

0:29:120:29:15

-JENNY:

-I knew who he was, but...

0:29:150:29:17

Let's take a look at the rest.

0:29:170:29:18

Next to Jim Reeves there on the top left is Jimmy White.

0:29:180:29:21

Would've scored you 55.

0:29:210:29:22

Then next Jimmy Carter. It is not Jimmy Kimmel,

0:29:220:29:25

-it's the other one, Jimmy Fallon.

-LINDA AND JENNY: Oh!

0:29:250:29:27

Would've scored you 17 points.

0:29:270:29:29

Next row, Jimi Hendrix, 73.

0:29:290:29:32

The next row down, it's the physicist Jim Al-Khalili.

0:29:320:29:35

Would've scored you 2 points.

0:29:350:29:37

Then Jim Broadbent, 27.

0:29:370:29:38

From Big Bang Theory, Jim Parsons, would have scored you 13.

0:29:380:29:41

And the bottom row, from many things,

0:29:410:29:44

including LA Law, Jimmy Smits. Would've scored you 5.

0:29:440:29:47

Jimmy Carr, 64. Jim Carrey, 44.

0:29:470:29:50

And do you know the one on the bottom right?

0:29:500:29:52

It is the founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales.

0:29:520:29:56

That would have scored you 1 point.

0:29:560:29:58

Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

0:29:580:29:59

So, at the end of our second round, the pair we have to say goodbye to with our high score of 39,

0:29:590:30:03

-Linda and Jenny, I'm so sorry.

-It's all my fault.

0:30:030:30:05

-It's not all your fault.

-It is a bit my fault.

-It is. It is.

-It is all your fault.

0:30:050:30:09

-It's been lovely having you here, come and play again soon, please.

-But just not together!

0:30:090:30:13

-Thank you very much. Linda and Jenny, everyone.

-Thank you very much!

0:30:130:30:17

APPLAUSE

0:30:170:30:20

But for Debbie and Angelos, Chris and Bob, it's now time for our head-to-head.

0:30:200:30:23

Congratulations, Chris and Bob, Debbie and Angelos,

0:30:260:30:29

you are now one step closer to the final and the chance to

0:30:290:30:31

play for our jackpot, which currently stands at £2,500.

0:30:310:30:36

So, this is the point where we decide who goes through to the

0:30:390:30:41

final to play for that jackpot for their charities,

0:30:410:30:44

and we do that by making you go head-to-head.

0:30:440:30:46

The good news is you are now allowed to confer before you

0:30:460:30:48

give your answers, and the first pair to win

0:30:480:30:50

two questions will be playing for that jackpot.

0:30:500:30:53

Chris and Bob, I don't think you've put a foot wrong.

0:30:530:30:55

We've had lovely low scores from you, all the way through.

0:30:550:30:58

As we have on that far podium, as well.

0:30:580:31:01

Angelos, you see a hell of a lot through that hatch in the van, don't you?

0:31:010:31:05

Yes, I do, I've got a computer in it,

0:31:050:31:07

-so, I'm just always looking stuff up, you know?

-Very good.

0:31:070:31:10

-It's my hobby.

-That's nice. Good.

0:31:100:31:12

Very best of luck to both pairs, let's play the head-to-head.

0:31:120:31:15

OK, here is your first question, and it concerns...

0:31:220:31:25

-Richard.

-We're going to show you five pictures now of comic book heroes

0:31:290:31:33

from TV or film. We just need you to tell us who the hero is, please.

0:31:330:31:37

OK, let's reveal our five heroes, and here they come.

0:31:370:31:41

We have got...

0:31:410:31:43

There we go, five comic book heroes. Now, Chris and Bob,

0:32:030:32:07

you've been low scorers, so you will go first.

0:32:070:32:09

Feel free to confer.

0:32:090:32:11

Well...

0:32:110:32:12

-WHISPERING:

-It's what?

-Wonder Woman.

-Yes.

0:32:160:32:19

We're going to go for A, which is Wonder Woman.

0:32:270:32:31

Wonder Woman for A, say Chris and Bob.

0:32:310:32:35

Now, Debbie and Angelos, would you like to talk us through that board?

0:32:350:32:38

Put a name to

0:32:380:32:39

all those other heroes.

0:32:390:32:40

-ANGELOS:

-Yes. We'd like to do that.

0:32:400:32:43

A is Wonder Woman.

0:32:430:32:45

-DEBBIE:

-Yeah.

0:32:450:32:46

B is Captain America.

0:32:460:32:47

We don't know C.

0:32:470:32:49

We don't know that. No.

0:32:490:32:50

D is Ironman.

0:32:500:32:52

And E is Deadpool.

0:32:520:32:53

And we think

0:32:530:32:54

we're going to go with E?

0:32:540:32:56

If we think that

0:32:560:32:58

-would be the least?

-We do think that.

-Yes.

0:32:580:33:00

LAUGHTER

0:33:000:33:01

-Yes, we think that.

-E.

-You're going to say E.

0:33:010:33:03

-Deadpool.

-Deadpool.

-Yes.

-Deadpool.

0:33:030:33:05

OK. So we have Wonder Woman and Deadpool.

0:33:050:33:08

Chris and Bob said Wonder Woman. Let's see if that's right.

0:33:080:33:10

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

0:33:100:33:12

It's right.

0:33:140:33:15

Wonder Woman is 88.

0:33:150:33:17

Wow. OK.

0:33:170:33:19

Now, Debbie and Angelos,

0:33:190:33:20

that is what you have to beat with

0:33:200:33:22

Deadpool, which you are saying is E.

0:33:220:33:24

Let's see if that's right.

0:33:240:33:25

Let's see how any of our 100 people said Deadpool.

0:33:250:33:28

It's right

0:33:310:33:32

and it wins you the point. Well done.

0:33:320:33:34

-Oh, yes.

-Well done, you.

0:33:340:33:36

APPLAUSE Very good indeed.

0:33:360:33:38

26 for Deadpool, which means, Debbie and Angelos,

0:33:380:33:42

after one question you are up 1-0.

0:33:420:33:44

Well played, Debbie and Angelos. Yes, played by Ryan Reynolds in the film.

0:33:440:33:47

A really good film, Deadpool.

0:33:470:33:48

Not for younger children but a very, very good film.

0:33:480:33:51

Surprisingly funny.

0:33:510:33:52

B, you're right with Captain America.

0:33:520:33:55

Captain America would have

0:33:550:33:56

scored you 69 points.

0:33:560:33:57

We'll leave C for a moment

0:33:570:33:59

cos it's the best answer.

0:33:590:34:00

D is Ironman.

0:34:000:34:01

Not a huge score, actually, Ironman,

0:34:030:34:05

39. And the best answer on the board,

0:34:050:34:07

that's Halle Berry

0:34:070:34:08

and a character from the X-Men

0:34:080:34:11

universe, and it's Storm.

0:34:110:34:12

Well done if you said that.

0:34:120:34:14

It would have scored 19 points.

0:34:140:34:15

Thanks very much indeed. OK, here comes your second question.

0:34:150:34:18

Chris and Bob, you have to win this one to stay in the game

0:34:180:34:20

but Debbie and Angelos will get to answer it first.

0:34:200:34:23

Best of luck with that.

0:34:230:34:24

Our second question this evening is all about...

0:34:240:34:27

LAUGHTER

0:34:310:34:35

Yes, at the start of that fateful season Leicester City

0:34:350:34:37

were 5,000/1 to win the Premier League.

0:34:370:34:40

We're now going to give you five things bookies considered more likely than that.

0:34:400:34:43

We've missed out alternate letters from some of these bets.

0:34:430:34:46

Can you work out what they are, please?

0:34:460:34:48

OK. Bets more likely,

0:34:480:34:50

bets shorter than Leicester City winning the league. Here they are.

0:34:500:34:54

Five of them.

0:34:540:34:55

I'll read those all again.

0:35:160:35:18

There we are. Debbie and Angelos, you will go first.

0:35:340:35:37

-DEBBIE:

-We do know some.

0:35:380:35:40

We've worked out some.

0:35:400:35:42

But it's what we'll get for the

0:35:420:35:44

least points.

0:35:440:35:45

-ANGELOS:

-That's the game.

0:35:450:35:47

LAUGHTER

0:35:480:35:49

That's the game.

0:35:490:35:51

We're in the business end now.

0:35:510:35:52

Yeah.

0:35:520:35:54

-What do you think?

-I don't know.

0:35:540:35:58

I don't know what to do, actually,

0:36:000:36:02

which is very unusual for me.

0:36:020:36:03

We'll just have to go for

0:36:050:36:06

-one of them.

-OK.

0:36:060:36:08

Well, och aye the noo,

0:36:080:36:09

we're going to go for the Loch Ness Monster to be discovered.

0:36:090:36:12

OK, the Loch Ness Monster to be discovered, say Debbie and Angelos.

0:36:120:36:16

Now, Chris and Bob, can you talk us through all of those?

0:36:160:36:19

-CHRIS:

-After you.

0:36:190:36:21

-BOB:

-Simon Cowell to become

0:36:210:36:22

UK Prime Minister.

0:36:220:36:24

The UK Christmas number 1 is

0:36:240:36:27

The something. We're not sure what.

0:36:270:36:29

And Kim Kardashian to

0:36:290:36:32

become US president.

0:36:320:36:34

What shall we go for?

0:36:350:36:37

Shall we go for Kim Kardashian?

0:36:370:36:39

Yeah.

0:36:390:36:40

-We're going to go for Kim Kardashian.

-Kim Kardashian, say Chris and Bob.

0:36:400:36:44

So we have Loch Ness Monster and Kim Kardashian.

0:36:440:36:47

Debbie and Angelos went for the Loch Ness Monster.

0:36:470:36:49

Let's see if that's right.

0:36:490:36:50

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

0:36:500:36:52

It's right.

0:36:560:36:57

48 for the Loch Ness Monster.

0:37:000:37:01

APPLAUSE

0:37:010:37:03

48, the Loch Ness Monster.

0:37:030:37:05

-Now, Chris and Bob, meanwhile, have gone for Kim Kardashian.

-This is crucial.

0:37:050:37:08

Yeah.

0:37:080:37:09

HE EXHALES

0:37:090:37:11

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

0:37:110:37:14

said Kim Kardashian.

0:37:140:37:15

It's right. Now you have to win this.

0:37:170:37:20

Oh, no. 51 for Kim Kardashian.

0:37:210:37:23

APPLAUSE

0:37:230:37:25

Which means after only two questions, Debbie

0:37:260:37:28

and Angelos, you are straight through to the final, 2-0.

0:37:280:37:32

Yeah, and we've finally found out who would

0:37:320:37:33

win in a fight between the Loch Ness Monster and Kim Kardashian.

0:37:330:37:36

That's good news. Let's fill in the rest of these, shall we?

0:37:360:37:39

We'll leave the Christmas number 1.

0:37:390:37:42

It is Simon Cowell to become

0:37:420:37:43

Prime Minister.

0:37:430:37:44

That would have scored you 67.

0:37:440:37:46

And to win Strictly Come Dancing...

0:37:460:37:48

-Alex Ferguson.

-..Alex Ferguson...

0:37:480:37:51

..would have scored you 12.

0:37:510:37:53

Now, this one is tricky

0:37:530:37:54

because it's obviously

0:37:540:37:55

The something, which makes you think,

0:37:550:37:57

well, you're thinking of bands

0:37:570:37:59

that begin The something.

0:37:590:38:00

In fact, 10 of 100 people said The Cure

0:38:000:38:01

even though it doesn't fit. But they said The Cure.

0:38:010:38:04

But it's not a band at all.

0:38:040:38:05

The Queen...

0:38:050:38:06

It was a Q-U.

0:38:060:38:07

..to have a Christmas number 1 would

0:38:070:38:09

-have scored you 15.

-Very clever. Very clever.

0:38:090:38:11

-There we go.

-All of the things considered more likely than Leicester City winning

0:38:110:38:16

the Premiership...or Debbie McGee and Angelos Epithemiou winning Pointless Celebrities.

0:38:160:38:21

Yeah, winning Pointless Celebrities. Well, thank you very much.

0:38:210:38:24

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

0:38:240:38:26

I'm so sorry, Chris and Bob. Very much

0:38:260:38:28

against the grain of play, I have to say.

0:38:280:38:30

You've been low scorers every time.

0:38:300:38:31

Nothing wrong with either of your answers but they were

0:38:310:38:33

under-scored by Debbie and Angelos, I'm afraid.

0:38:330:38:35

It's been lovely having you here.

0:38:350:38:37

-Thank you so much for playing, Chris and Bob.

-Thank you.

0:38:370:38:38

Brilliant.

0:38:380:38:40

APPLAUSE

0:38:400:38:41

But for Debbie and Angelos it's now time for our Pointless final.

0:38:410:38:45

Congratulations, Debbie and Angelos. You have fought off all

0:38:510:38:54

the competition and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.

0:38:540:38:57

That's all we came for.

0:39:040:39:05

Better still,

0:39:050:39:06

you now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot for your charity.

0:39:060:39:09

And at the end of today's show the jackpot is standing at £2,500.

0:39:090:39:12

There we are.

0:39:120:39:14

APPLAUSE

0:39:140:39:15

Your first answer in Round One was pussycat, What's New Pussycat?

0:39:180:39:21

It scored 96.

0:39:210:39:23

Did you imagine for a moment that you would then go sailing

0:39:230:39:26

through the head-to-head round 2-0 up against Chris and Bob...

0:39:260:39:29

I know, I thought we would be out.

0:39:290:39:31

..who... They know a thing or two.

0:39:310:39:33

But you found something. There was something in your locker,

0:39:330:39:36

-in your bag.

-In my bag, yeah.

-What is in your bag?

0:39:360:39:38

There was some real chemistry going on here as well.

0:39:380:39:40

-That is undoubtedly the case.

-That has helped.

0:39:400:39:42

-What is in the bag?

-Don't ask. Don't ask, Alexander.

-Well...

-Don't.

0:39:420:39:46

-I've got...

-It's not been washed, I don't think.

0:39:460:39:49

-No, you can't wash that.

-OK.

0:39:490:39:51

I've got one of them referee lines things, you know?

0:39:510:39:54

That's nice.

0:39:540:39:55

Isn't it?

0:39:550:39:57

It's going to come in very handy for this final round!

0:39:570:40:00

Christmas, Debbie?

0:40:000:40:02

-Yeah, yeah.

-You can never not be prepared for Christmas.

0:40:020:40:05

And then of course I've got my ball in a hanky. Just in case,

0:40:050:40:09

just in case.

0:40:090:40:12

-You did ask.

-I did ask.

-Yes.

0:40:120:40:15

Listen, very good luck for this part of the round, where we

0:40:150:40:17

put four different categories up on the board behind me.

0:40:170:40:20

Today's selection looks like this.

0:40:200:40:22

We've got...

0:40:250:40:26

What do you reckon?

0:40:330:40:35

I think we should either go for letter K or the grand...

0:40:350:40:38

-What are you like on tennis?

-I'm pretty

0:40:380:40:40

-good on the K.

-Yeah? Shall we risk the letter K?

0:40:400:40:44

-Letter K, then.

-Are you sure?

0:40:440:40:47

-Oh, yes.

-We might regret it. I don't know.

-It's nice and broad.

0:40:470:40:51

-It covers all the Ks.

-We said we wanted geography and bridges.

0:40:510:40:57

K could come under that.

0:40:570:40:59

-Kettering.

-Yeah. Exactly.

-Kidderminster.

0:40:590:41:02

-You wanted sport and films, didn't you?

-Well, we've got sport

0:41:020:41:05

there, really. Men's Grand Slam titles. But that's quite specific.

0:41:050:41:09

-So let's go for the letter...

-If you want to go for the tennis

0:41:090:41:12

I'll go for the tennis with you.

0:41:120:41:14

I don't know any obscure ones. Let's go for the letter K.

0:41:140:41:16

-OK.

-Yeah, that's it.

-Letter K. Letter K it is.

-Thank you.

0:41:160:41:21

Richard.

0:41:210:41:22

That didn't take too long, did it?

0:41:220:41:24

LAUGHTER

0:41:240:41:25

And I think if you wanted geography you made the right choice, Debbie,

0:41:250:41:28

so, well done, because this is what we're looking for.

0:41:280:41:31

We're looking for any country in the world which contains a K

0:41:310:41:33

in its usual short-form English name.

0:41:330:41:35

We are looking for any capital city in the world which contains

0:41:350:41:39

a K in its usual English short-form name.

0:41:390:41:42

Or we're looking for any London Underground station

0:41:420:41:44

containing a K in its name.

0:41:440:41:45

So any country containing a K,

0:41:450:41:47

as always, by country we mean

0:41:470:41:48

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

0:41:480:41:51

The capital city of any country in the world containing a K.

0:41:510:41:54

Or any London Underground station, so that's just the regular lines,

0:41:540:41:56

not DLR and overground or anything like that.

0:41:560:41:59

Very best of luck.

0:41:590:42:00

Thank you very much indeed.

0:42:000:42:02

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

0:42:020:42:05

and all you need to win that jackpot for your charities

0:42:050:42:07

is for just one of those answers to be pointless.

0:42:070:42:09

-Are you ready?

-Yes.

-Yes.

-Yeah?

-OK, let's put 60 seconds up on the clock.

0:42:090:42:14

There they are.

0:42:140:42:16

Your time starts now.

0:42:160:42:17

OK. Capital cities, Tokyo.

0:42:170:42:19

-Yeah, very good.

-OK. Countries.

0:42:190:42:22

They've only got to contain the

0:42:220:42:24

-letter.

-Kazakhstan.

-Kazakhstan.

-Yes.

0:42:240:42:26

-Uzbekistan. It's got a K in the middle.

-That's brilliant.

0:42:260:42:29

-Uzbekistan.

-What about London Underground stations?

0:42:290:42:32

-Bank.

-Yeah. Very good.

-Thank you. Thank you. Camden.

0:42:320:42:36

I'm joking.

0:42:360:42:37

LAUGHTER

0:42:370:42:38

Yeah. Bank.

0:42:380:42:41

OK.

0:42:410:42:42

-Kentish Town.

-Kentish Town. Very good.

0:42:420:42:46

You travel on the Underground, don't you? See, I don't.

0:42:460:42:48

No, no, I just look at the map all day.

0:42:480:42:50

LAUGHTER

0:42:500:42:52

We had 60 seconds,

0:42:520:42:53

we've got 21 left.

0:42:530:42:55

OK, what are we going for?

0:42:550:42:56

Uzbekistan. That's good.

0:42:580:43:01

And Kazakhstan.

0:43:010:43:03

-Well, K is the start.

-Uzbekistan.

0:43:030:43:05

-Ten seconds left.

-Tokyo.

0:43:050:43:07

And what, Bank?

0:43:070:43:08

-Or Kentish Town?

-We'll go for Bank cos it's right at the end,

0:43:080:43:10

-it may have fooled some people.

-OK.

-OK.

0:43:100:43:12

-All right, then.

-OK, you've decided?

0:43:120:43:15

OK, your minute is now up.

0:43:150:43:17

What would you like to go for?

0:43:170:43:19

-We're going to go for one of each.

-Yes.

-Uzbekistan.

-Uzbekistan.

0:43:190:43:25

-Tokyo.

-Tokyo.

-And Bank.

-And Bank.

-Yeah.

0:43:250:43:29

OK. Of those three, which is

0:43:290:43:31

-your best shot at a pointless answer?

-I think Uzbekistan.

0:43:310:43:34

-OK, Uzbekistan goes last. Least likely?

-Tokyo.

-Yeah.

0:43:340:43:37

Tokyo, Bank, Uzbekistan.

0:43:370:43:39

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

0:43:390:43:42

and here they are.

0:43:420:43:43

We have got...

0:43:430:43:45

Three good answers on the board.

0:43:480:43:50

What if one of these turns out to be pointless and wins that jackpot for you?

0:43:500:43:53

What charities are you playing for?

0:43:530:43:54

Debbie, you first.

0:43:540:43:55

I'm playing for The Royal Theatrical Fund and they help actors

0:43:550:43:58

and performers.

0:43:580:44:00

Very good. Angelos, how about you?

0:44:000:44:02

I'm playing for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

0:44:020:44:05

Very good indeed.

0:44:050:44:06

APPLAUSE

0:44:060:44:08

Two excellent charities there.

0:44:090:44:11

Now, let's hope one of these answers is pointless and will win that

0:44:110:44:14

jackpot for you to share between them.

0:44:140:44:16

Your first answer was Tokyo.

0:44:160:44:17

In this case we were looking for capital cities containing

0:44:170:44:20

the letter K. If this is pointless it will win you £2,500.

0:44:200:44:22

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

0:44:220:44:25

It's right.

0:44:290:44:31

Down it goes.

0:44:320:44:33

Now, if Tokyo goes all the way down to zero you leave

0:44:330:44:35

here with £2,500 for your charities.

0:44:350:44:37

Tokyo now takes us down through the 20s into the teens

0:44:370:44:39

to 16. There we are.

0:44:390:44:41

APPLAUSE

0:44:410:44:42

16 for Tokyo.

0:44:450:44:46

So not a pointless answer, which means

0:44:460:44:47

we move on to your next answer, which was Bank.

0:44:470:44:50

In this case we were looking for London Underground stations.

0:44:500:44:54

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

0:44:540:44:57

Let's see how many people said Bank.

0:44:570:44:59

It's right.

0:45:020:45:03

Tokyo took us all the way down to 16.

0:45:040:45:06

Bank now takes us down through the 40s and in the 30s,

0:45:060:45:09

down through the 20s, into the teens, passing 16,

0:45:090:45:12

into single figures,

0:45:120:45:13

still going down to 5.

0:45:130:45:14

APPLAUSE

0:45:140:45:16

-It's tough, innit?

-That's a great score.

-It's tough, though, this game.

-Yeah.

0:45:200:45:23

It is tough, I'm afraid,

0:45:230:45:25

and it's only pointless answers in this round that we're interested in.

0:45:250:45:27

So we move on to your third and final answer.

0:45:270:45:29

This is the one you thought was broadly your best shot at a pointless answer.

0:45:290:45:32

We're looking for countries with a K in their name.

0:45:320:45:36

-You've gone for Uzbekistan.

-Good answer.

-It's a great answer. It has to be pointless.

0:45:360:45:40

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

0:45:400:45:42

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

0:45:420:45:46

It's right.

0:45:490:45:50

Now then, your first answer, Tokyo, took us down to 16.

0:45:510:45:54

Your second answer, Bank, took us down to 5.

0:45:540:45:57

Uzbekistan passes 16, down in single figures,

0:45:570:45:59

it passes 5, still going...

0:45:590:46:01

-Oh!

-Oh!

0:46:010:46:02

3. APPLAUSE

0:46:020:46:04

-What a shame.

-3.

0:46:040:46:07

-Well, that is a shame.

-Three excellent scores there.

0:46:080:46:12

Nothing wrong with any of those scores.

0:46:120:46:14

-Nice low scores, but sadly they weren't pointless.

-Pointless.

-Just not enough.

0:46:140:46:17

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

-So close.

0:46:170:46:20

However, as it is a celebrity special, and each of our celebrity

0:46:200:46:23

pairs is playing for a charity, we are going to donate £500 to

0:46:230:46:27

each celebrity pair for their respective charities, so there you are.

0:46:270:46:29

APPLAUSE

0:46:290:46:30

It was a fabulous game, though. Very, very well played right across the show.

0:46:320:46:37

2-0 in the head-to-head, which is fantastic,

0:46:370:46:39

and it's been just such a treat having you on.

0:46:390:46:42

-And you get to take home a Pointless trophy.

-I know.

-Thank you very much.

0:46:420:46:45

-Debbie and Angelos.

-Thank you.

-Thank you.

0:46:450:46:48

APPLAUSE

0:46:480:46:51

-That was a good answer.

-Yes.

0:46:510:46:53

Yeah, there's going to be lots of answers you know as well,

0:46:530:46:55

especially on the Tube station question, I think.

0:46:550:46:57

The toughest one of all was the countries.

0:46:570:46:59

There was only two pointless answers. We'll take a look at them.

0:46:590:47:02

Very well done at home if you said either...

0:47:020:47:06

Terrific stuff. Both pointless answers.

0:47:060:47:08

Now, the capitals. Lots of these are pointless answers.

0:47:080:47:11

Jakarta, Indonesia.

0:47:110:47:13

Kigali, which is Rwanda.

0:47:130:47:14

Minsk, Belarus.

0:47:140:47:15

Tashkent, which is the capital of Uzbekistan, would've been a pointless answer.

0:47:150:47:18

Also Bishkek, Conakry, Dakar, Kuwait City, Lusaka,

0:47:180:47:22

Palikir, Skopje, Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte in Sri Lanka,

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Windhoek, Yamoussoukro in Cote d'Ivoire. All of those are pointless answers.

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Well done if you said one of them.

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There's lots and lots

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and lots of London Underground stations that are pointless answers.

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Anything with a Park. There's loads of those.

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Belsize Park is a pointless answer.

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Canons Park, Chiswick Park. Then Goldhawk Road,

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Holland Park, Kew Gardens, Ladbroke Grove.

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St James's Park, a pointless answer.

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Stamford Brook, Ravenscourt Park, Regent's Park, Royal Oak, West Kensington, Westbourne Park.

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Lots and lots of pointless answers. Turnpike Lane as well.

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Well done if you said one of those. And unlucky, in the studio.

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That 60 seconds, it just goes so quickly, but three great answers.

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-Thank you.

-Thanks very much indeed.

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Thank you so much, Debbie and Angelos.

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-It's been fantastic to have you on the show.

-Thank you.

-Superb play. Debbie and Angelos.

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-Thank you.

-Well done.

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APPLAUSE

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Join us next time,

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when we'll be putting more obscure knowledge to the test on Pointless.

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-Meanwhile, it's goodbye from Richard.

-Goodbye.

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And it's goodbye from me. Goodbye.

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APPLAUSE

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A special celebrity 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 Bob Harris and Chris Difford, Kerry Godliman and Miles Jupp, Jenny Eclair and Linda Robson, Debbie McGee and Angelos Epithemiou.


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