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A special celebrity edition featuring Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes, Ellie Taylor and Milton Jones, Jay Rayner and Thomasina Miers, and Paul Martin and Sara Pascoe.


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APPLAUSE Thank you very much indeed.

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Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong,

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and a very warm welcome to Pointless Celebrities,

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the quiz show where the aim of the game is to score as few

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points as you can, and you do

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that by coming up with the answers no-one else could think of.

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Let meet today's Pointless Celebrities.

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And couple number one.

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My name is Ellie Taylor, and I'm a stand-up comedian.

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My name is Milton Jones, and I'm still a fashion icon.

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LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE

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Couple number two.

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Hello, my name is Tommi Miers, and I'm co-founder of Oaxaca.

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And I'm Jay Rayner.

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Despite my slender frame, I'm a restaurant critic and a broadcaster.

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APPLAUSE

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Couple number three.

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Hello, I'm Sarah, I'm a writer and comedian.

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Hi, I'm Paul Martin, I'm a TV presenter and I love antiques.

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APPLAUSE

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-And finally, couple number four.

-Hi there, I'm Sam Nixon.

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I'm the Sam half of the CBBC presenting duo Sam and Mark.

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Hello, I'm Mark Rhodes.

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I'm the other half of the presenting duo Sam and Mark.

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I also work on CBBC.

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LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE

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

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It's lovely to have you here. We'll get to chat throughout the show

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as it goes along, of course.

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

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He's like a human encyclopaedia,

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and, yes, some of his parts are better thumbed than others.

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

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Hiya. Hey, everybody. Hiya. Evening.

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-Good evening to you.

-Good evening.

-Oh, this is lovely.

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-What a nice bunch of guests.

-I know!

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-It's like a perfect dinner party for us, isn't it?

-Ah.

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Tommi can do the cooking, Jay can tut about the cooking.

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Sam and Mark can have a little table by themselves right at the end.

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So they don't disturb the adults, I think, is the key.

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We have Pointless royalty with us today, Sara Pascoe,

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who has won Pointless before with Josh Widdecombe

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and won the jackpot as well, so very, very impressive.

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Yeah, thank you. Thank you.

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APPLAUSE

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Absolutely no pressure there, Paul.

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Lovely to have Paul here as well. Because, Paul,

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you often hand over to us from Flog It! to Pointless

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during the day as well, so lovely to have you here in person as well.

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-It should be fun, shouldn't it?

-Well, it should be.

-It should be.

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Listen, it might not be.

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-Sometimes it's not.

-I'd be surprised.

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Sometimes it's not. Sometimes Jedward come on

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and it becomes difficult. Sometimes it's not.

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You know, but this, I think, should be easy.

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I can't see who's going to cause trouble.

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No, I think it will be absolutely fine.

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Richard, thank you very much. Now, as usual,

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today's questions have been put to 100 people before the show.

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Our contestants are looking for those all-important pointless

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answers, these are answers that none of our 100 people gave.

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

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

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all of our celebrities here are playing for a nominated charity,

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we start off with a rather larger jackpot than usual.

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There's a jackpot of £2,500. There we are.

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

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So, just to remind you, the pair with the highest

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score at the end of each round will be eliminated.

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So just score as low as you possibly can and everything will be fine.

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Best of luck to all four pairs. Our first category this evening is...

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Can you all 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, let's find out what the question is. Here it comes.

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We gave 100 people 100 seconds to name as many...

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..as they could.

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Mm. Richard?

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Yep, we're looking for any of the 69 officially designated

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cities of the UK that are south of York, please.

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Any of them south of York.

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Good question for someone, say, who is a comedian, who does

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a lot of touring, or for somebody presenting an antiques show

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that goes from city to city literally all year round.

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-Mm.

-I would've thought.

-Mm.

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Thanks very much indeed.

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Now, Ellie, welcome to Pointless,

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-lovely to have you here.

-Thank you very much.

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Now then, Ellie, I read... I read somewhere that...

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Ellie is a comedian. Ellie decided to become a comedian

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after watching a friend do a five-minute set.

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I did, yeah. I saw one of my friends do it and I thought,

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"I'm quite similar to you, I reckon I can have a crack at that."

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-"So I did.

-"I reckon I could do better than that."

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-Presumably somewhere is what you were thinking.

-Yeah.

-Still a friend?

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Yes, yes. I don't think she knows she was the one who inspired me,

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actually. So I should probably...

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-She knows you're a comedian now, though?

-She knows. I hope she knows.

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-Maybe she put two... Maybe she doesn't.

-She better know.

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"Why is Ellie always on stage? It's just really odd."

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-Ellie, you're doing a show at the moment called Infidelliety.

-Yes.

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Infidelliety, so it's all about being married

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and wishing I had slept with more people.

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-LAUGHTER

-Husband's delighted, guys!

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I was going to say... How many times has he seen it?

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Many. I change it every time.

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It's just all about love and romance when he comes to see it.

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-Oh, that's nice. Does he ever sneak in unannounced?

-No, he hasn't...

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-Well, not that I know!

-Oh.

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And he hasn't divorced me, so it must be going all right so far.

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There you go. Ellie, we are looking for cities south of York.

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I went to university in York, so I'm desperately trying to

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think of the train journey up there.

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I'm going to have to go for a reasonably obvious one because

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I just cannot think of a clever one,

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so I'm just going to say Manchester.

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Manchester, says Ellie.

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

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It's right. It's still going down.

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-Look at that, until going down. 33.

-Not bad.

-Not bad.

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Good start to the show, Ellie. 33 for Manchester.

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-Yeah, Manchester, it's a city in the UK south of York.

-Mm.

-Yeah.

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LAUGHTER

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Home of Manchester City.

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-XANDER LAUGHS There we are. Thank you.

-Pleasure.

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Thank you very much indeed, Richard. Now... Oh, Thomasina,

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-welcome to Pointless. Lovely to have you here.

-Thank you.

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Now, you won MasterChef back in the mists of time.

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When was that, 200...?

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-2005.

-2005.

-Yes.

-You won MasterChef.

-Yes.

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And then Oaxaca.

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-Yes.

-It's been so enormously successful.

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Yeah, well, Mexican, you know. A bit of Mexican, kind of fun,

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-flavourful, tasty.

-Yeah.

-Yeah, sexy.

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You're selling it, you're selling it!

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Would Oaxaca have happened without MasterChef?

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-Yes, presumably?

-I don't know what would've happened.

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I mean, I've been to Mexico, loved it, but I was writing as well.

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I still write. I kind of write recipes and books.

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So I still do all that.

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I think about MasterChef, they might not have given me

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-the confidence to go forth into restaurants.

-The oomph.

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Quite right. So, presumably,

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you're always having to go back to Mexico, to find fresh ideas.

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Yeah, I go to Mexico a lot, which is obviously tough.

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That is tough, yeah. And it's work as well.

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Yeah, and we take quite a lot of our staff with us,

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so that's really tough.

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And you have to eat out a lot, actually.

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Yeah, the tequila, the mescal, you know.

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-Well, it's important, you've got to sample all of this.

-Yeah, exactly.

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-Yeah.

-Now, Thomasina, 33 is our only score at this point.

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What would you like to go for? City south of York.

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-Is Brighton a city?

-Shall we find out?

-Yes.

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Thomasina says Brighton.

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

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It's right, it is a city.

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33 is what we have on the board at the moment.

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Brighton takes whizzing past 33, all the way down to 18.

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Very well done indeed, Tommi.

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18 for Brighton.

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Yeah, officially Brighton and Hope, but we'll take Brighton.

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-That's really, really a long way south of York.

-It is.

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Paul, welcome to Pointless. Lovely to have you here.

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As Richard said, we watch you all the time

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-because you're on the telly as we come in.

-I'm...

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For us you are, every day of the week.

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How did it all begin with you with antiques?

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Oh, about 16 years ago, sitting in my antiques shop, yeah.

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Did a television person come in and say...?

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A researcher walked in, took a few photographs, recorded me,

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you know, on a little tiny camcorder, dumped the tape down

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on the controller's desk, and within two weeks, I had a phone call.

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-And you've never looked at.

-I've ever looked back.

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We've made 1,000 shows now.

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-1,000 Flog Its!

-Yes.

-What about that?! Oh, it's great, fun show.

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You can tell just by looking at the schedules how much people

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love watching antiques shows. Fantastic.

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And what are you up to at the moment?

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Still filming Flog It! I've been doing Countryfile Diaries this year.

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And a brand-new show called Street Auction.

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Now, what happens in Street Auction?

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It's all about helping people that have fallen on hard times,

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people that have a disability, they have no money,

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we're there to help them.

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We're raising money by selling everything we can,

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-that everybody donates from the street.

-Brilliant.

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-It's a brilliant show.

-Good luck with that.

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Now, Paul, cities south of York. This, as Richard says, should be...

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OK, I'm going to go as far south and southwest as possible and say Truro.

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Truro, says Paul. What about that?

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

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It's right. 33, still the high score.

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18 is the low. We pass 33.

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We past 18 down to 7.

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Look at that! Very well done indeed, Paul.

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Yeah, well played, Paul. I bet you've filmed in Truro, haven't you?

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-I have.

-Course you have.

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I was brought up down there.

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-Oh, were you?

-In Falmouth.

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It's the only city in Cornwall, Truro. Been a city since 1877.

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-Oh, good for them.

-I know.

-That is good.

-Yeah.

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I think it's going to stay a city.

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I don't know what they'd have to do to get that taken away from them,

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-but I imagine they'll be fine.

-Wow.

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What...? Has a city ever had its status taken away? No.

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Oh, yeah, all sorts of places. Yeah. Just if you cause trouble.

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LAUGHTER If you cause trouble...

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-Thanks very much, Richard. Mark. Mark.

-Hello.

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Welcome back to Pointless.

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-Now, Mark, you and Sam, famously, you met on Pop Idol.

-Yes.

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How far into the show did you realise that you had met

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a great friend?

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-Uh...

-Too early.

-Too early.

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Well, we actually met in the final 100 stage,

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and I made a really, really

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bad joke, and he laughed, and I thought, "Oh, will you be my mate?"

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And he's stayed with me ever sent.

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And it was just by coincidence that we came second and third.

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-Have you ever let Sam forget you came second, he came third?

-No!

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-No, no.

-Seriously, he hasn't.

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-I haven't.

-I mean, I can't...

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I'm struggling to think of any other reality show friendship.

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I mean, the rivalry has got to quite sort of... Hasn't it?

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He's very competitive, especially today,

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and I'm worried. I'm not very good at quizzes, so...

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I'm worried that he's going to, like, disown me after this.

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-It could happen.

-LAUGHTER

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Mark, how are you feeling about cities?

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-UK cities.

-I think there is only one city that I could possibly go for,

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and if I didn't go for it, then I'd...

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Well, my dad'd have a word with me.

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So it's Wolverhampton.

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Wolverhampton, says Mark. Wolverhampton.

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Let's see how many over 100 people...

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Gasp from the audience!

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I hope it is!

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Is it right? How many people said it?

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It is right.

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Well, 33 still the high score, 7 now our low.

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We pass 33.

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Oh, we'll be passing 7 as well.

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Look at that!

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Wolverhampton does you proud, 3.

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Lowest score so far, Mark, very well done.

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Yeah, well played, Mark. It's been a city since 2000, Wolverhampton.

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And the pride at getting such a low score, I hope, is counterbalanced by

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the lack of pride at Wolverhampton getting such a low score.

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Absolutely. Absolutely.

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What are you, half as famous as Truro? What's that about?

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I'm kind of sad about it.

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Well, we're halfway through the round. Let's look at the scores.

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3 the best score of the pass, Mark. Very well done indeed.

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Then 7. Equally well done to you, Paul.

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Paul and Sara are looking very strong.

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Then up to 18, where we find Tommi and Jay.

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And then 33, Ellie and Milton.

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Locally, Milton, I know you've got a brilliant city up your sleeve.

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Let's hope no-one else gets it before we come to you

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and maybe it'll keep you in the game. Good luck.

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We come back down the line now,

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can the second players please step up to the podium?

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Sam, welcome to Pointless again.

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Remember, we're looking for any city in the UK south of York.

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-Now, Sam.

-Yup?

-You're always Sam and Mark, aren't you?

-Yes.

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-So, that was awkward when I was stood over there...

-Yeah.

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You always have that, that's your Sam mark and your Mark mark!

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Does that mean it's always S&M, not...

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LAUGHTER

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-Not M&S!

-Not M&S!

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Although it's possible to be both, I dare say.

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APPLAUSE

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Oh, fabulous.

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Well... LAUGHTER

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What are you up to at the moment, Sam?

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So, Mark and I present a show on CBBC

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called Sam and Mark's Big Friday Wind Up,

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which is in its sixth series, which is amazing.

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So, yeah, we're filming that, which is a nice, big,

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family sort of entertainment show for CBBC, which we love.

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Very good, and that's done with a big live audience, is it?

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Yes, it is, yeah.

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It's the sort of maximum amount of time you can keep

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that sort of age group in a contained space before...

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Thankfully, we have a family audience, so the mums

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-and dads are there as well, so they get to keep the kids, like...

-Phew!

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To be fair, I think it's the adults that are ready to leave by the end.

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I was just thinking, the anarchy that must...

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There must be a point, after about an hour and a half,

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where you think it's going to kick off!

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And also, on that show, we wind up members of the audience quite

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a lot, so I think they're constantly on the edge of their seats,

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-worrying that we're going to come to them at any point.

-Oh, fabulous.

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Sam, you're on three, brilliant low score from Mark.

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If you can score 29 or less with this answer,

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you won't even be the high-scorers.

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I'm doing that thing where I'm worrying

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-whether they're cities or towns.

-Yeah.

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Um, so, I'm going to go for one I think is a city,

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I hope it's a low score, I'm going to go Hull.

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-Hull, says Sam.

-Yeah.

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That was great, every head turned to me as one! Hull, shall we find out?

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Here is your red line, if you get below that with Hull,

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you are through to Round Two.

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

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It's right.

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Look at that, Sam, fantastic.

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Down to 4.

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Taking your total up to 7.

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-That's all right.

-All right, I'll take that, I'll take that.

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Yeah, terrific answer.

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I mean, listen, it's no Wolverhampton,

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but it's a good answer.

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That's a risky one, Hull, I think, in terms of being north or...

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I wouldn't have liked to have called if it was north or south of York.

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-But it's south.

-It's south.

-That's the good news here.

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Thank you very much indeed, Richard. Now, Sara.

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-Hello!

-Now, listen, you're touring a book at the moment?

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-I'm touring a show.

-Yeah?

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I wrote a book, which I sell at the end of the shows.

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Touring a book sounds like, "Look what I did!"

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I just read you are touring a book.

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But the book is called The Autobiography of the Female Body?

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-Yes.

-And the show is also called that, is it?

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-The show's called Animal, so the book's called Animal.

-I see, right.

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-It's different material, but...

-I see.

-..complimentary.

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Complimentary, but it sort of satisfies

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the publishers at the same time as being a tour?

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-Yeah.

-That's nice.

-Got to keep those guys happy...

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-Got to keep them happy!

-..if you want to do another one.

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What would you like to go for? 7 is your score at the moment.

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Everyone's doing really well, and at stand-up, actually,

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I often make the mistake at gigs of saying,

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"I've never been here before, what a lovely town,"

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and some passive-aggressive 50-year-old goes, "City!"

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So, actually, I've got a choice of a few, I think, that people

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don't know they're cities, but I'm going to go for Peterborough.

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-Peterborough.

-Yes.

-Yeah, I think you know the answer to this.

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Or do you not? Or maybe?

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The trouble is, if you have too long to think,

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-you start to doubt yourself.

-Let's doubt no more.

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There is your red line, get below that with Peterborough,

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-you're into Round Two.

-Come on!

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How many of our 100 people said Peterborough?

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It's right.

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I have a very good feeling about Peterborough.

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Absolutely, there it goes,

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down to 6, very well done indeed.

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13 is your total.

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Yeah, two facts about Peterborough that I know.

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Firstly, Catherine of Aragon is buried in Peterborough Cathedral.

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And secondly, it is twice as popular as Wolverhampton.

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LAUGHTER Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

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-Jay, welcome to Pointless.

-Lovely to be here.

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Lovely to have you here again.

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First thing I want to ask you - I read somewhere that you watch

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-Pointless when you work out. Is this true?

-Yes, I do.

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You know, I have a stupid job which involves eating for a living,

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so I go to the gym four or five times a week

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and I get on the cross trainer at 5:15,

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-and then I see if I can make it all the way to the...

-No!

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You know, it's a good day when I've seen somebody lose.

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That's very impressive. We were talking about MasterChef earlier -

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occasionally they summon you in as a judge,

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where you come in and you have to sit while some of the most

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nervous people you've ever seen come and serve food up for you.

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I'm going to say you are the bad cop on that one.

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I'm harsh, but fair.

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You are - I think people always like it

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when they get a compliment from you, however slight.

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We get a bit tunnel vision. We're there for five or six hours.

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Quite a lot of food you have to eat as well, presumably.

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-Do you get time to walk it off?

-No breakfast, no dinner,

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-probably a gym trip before to kind of work it up.

-OK.

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And then, one of the things is, we do taste it,

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but there's always that television thing of, you have to have a knife

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and fork going down on an empty plate, and we slightly stunt that.

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I see. Anyway, now then, Jay, 18 is your score at the moment,

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this is tense,

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you have to score 14 or less.

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Um, now, similar to Sara, I have been abused for calling cities towns

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in my restaurant reviews.

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So, I went to review a restaurant in Hereford

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and said, "What a fine town," and then e-mails started...

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Apparently, it's a city - who knew? Not me.

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But I do now, so, Hereford.

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Hereford, says Jay.

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Well, it looks like we don't have any jeopardy on this one -

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we know Hereford is a city. There is your red line,

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the question is, will it get below that red line?

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How many of our 100 people said Hereford?

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It is a city.

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You've done it.

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Oh, yeah!

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APPLAUSE

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Very good. Turns out nobody knows Hereford is a city,

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that's a pointless answer, that's £250 to today's jackpot,

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takes the total up to £2,750,

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scores you nothing.

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-That weekend of abuse...

-LAUGHTER

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..from the good people of Hereford was worth it!

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-They are lovely people.

-They're lovely.

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-Just, nobody knows their town is a city.

-My favourite people!

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Very well played, Jay.

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The world's biggest cider producing factory is in Hereford.

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Yes, huge cider production in Herefordshire.

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-Yes, the world's biggest.

-Yeah. LAUGHTER

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They have a huge apple -

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everyone thinks that Kent is where all of our apples come from...

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Oh, the size of the apples in that place...

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-No, the apples are small, but...

-The apples are, like, this size.

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-But the volume...

-The size of beach balls!

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LAUGHTER

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Extraordinary. That's why the factory has to be so big.

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You know, get three or four apples in there and it's a crush.

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-Yeah, yeah.

-Whoo!

-There we go. Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

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Well, it comes to this point...

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Oh, Milton, I can't bear this. Don't like this.

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-I'm so sorry.

-You are our high-scorers.

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You haven't given an answer yet, I...

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-Unless you got a minus score.

-Yeah, I have.

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If anybody could, if anyone could, Milton...

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-Johannesburg?

-..it would be you.

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Don't, he'll take it, don't!

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-See, Milton, you have... Cos you are Milton Jones...

-I think... Oh, yeah.

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You also have the persona of Milton Jones,

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who lives in the very world of Milton Jones.

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-Yes.

-I've been in the very world of Milton Jones.

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Yes, well, we all have, occasionally.

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Sometimes you wear a boiler suit

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when you are the persona Milton Jones.

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-Yeah.

-Sometimes your hair is sticking up

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-when you are the persona Milton Jones.

-Yes.

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I THINK you are just Milton Jones now.

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Normally, I say the thicker the crowd,

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the higher the hair has to go.

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LAUGHTER

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I'd take that as a compliment, if I were you.

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Now, Milton, I'm sorry to... HE SIGHS

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It's going to be a pyrrhic victory,

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whatever it is, your answer here.

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What are you going to go for?

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Exeter.

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Exeter.

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No red line for you, I'm afraid, as you are already our high-scorers.

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Let's see how far down the column we get with Exeter.

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It's a good answer.

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Oh, look...

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Oh, 25, for Exeter.

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58 is your total.

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I always think that Exeter

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is a very appropriate answer if you're leaving.

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LAUGHTER

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There's a few other pointless answers out there

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as well as Hereford. Let's take a look at them.

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Well done if you said any of these.

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Bangor in North Wales is a pointless answer.

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There's Hereford. Salford is a pointless answer.

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You also could have said St Albans and St Asaph, which is in Wales.

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I'll give you some other low scorers because I know some people

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are not sure what's a city and what's not. One point for Newport,

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Worcester, Preston, Wells and Wakefield.

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Two points for St Davids, city of Westminster, Chichester, Lichfield.

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Three points for... Am I saying this right,

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Waal-ver-hompton, Waal-ver-humpton?

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I haven't heard of it. I've not heard of it.

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It's pronounced...

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-IRISH ACCENT:

-..Wall-ver-hampton.

-Wall-ver-hampton.

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And four points for Stoke-on-Trent, Chester.

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Five points for Ely, Chelmsford, Bradford, Gloucester.

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Six points for Salisbury. Those are your lowest scorers.

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We'll take a look at the three highest scorers now,

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the ones that most of our 100 people said.

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36 people said Bristol.

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45 people said Birmingham.

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And London is at the top there with 69.

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69 of our 100 people! There we go.

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Well, if you've got to name lots of them, you don't

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-always name all of them.

-You maybe don't.

-That's the thing.

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Yes, exactly. Thank you very much, Richard.

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We are at the end of our first round so the pair we have to say goodbye

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to, with our highest score of 58, Milton and Ellie, I'm so sorry.

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-I'm so ashamed.

-No, it's the curse of the first podium. Always happens.

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-I'm taking that, fine.

-You didn't have any time to think.

-I didn't!

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You didn't! These people have a framework.

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You gave them Manchester

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and they could then branch out from Manchester.

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It was all thanks to you that we had such a low-scoring round, in fact.

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You're welcome.

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It's been lovely having you here. I'm sorry it's been so brief

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but please come and play again, Milton and Ellie. Wonderful.

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

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And, so, we are down to three pairs.

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At the end of this round, I'm sorry to say,

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we'll have to say goodbye to another pair.

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Well done, Sam and Mark,

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our lowest combined score there in the first round, seven.

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Really very, very good indeed.

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I knew, coming from Wolverhampton, it would stand me in good stead.

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And, Jay, our lowest individual scorer there.

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Not only that, not only did you...

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You wove your answer into an anecdote. And then it was pointless.

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-True story!

-What a pro.

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Best of luck to all three pairs.

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Our category for Round Two this evening is...

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..Shared Words.

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Shared Words. Can you all 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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And the question concerns...

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..Boys And Girls.

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Hm. Richard.

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On each board we're going to show you six descriptions of TV shows,

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songs, plays or films that have the words "boys" or "girls"

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in their title. Just need to give us their names, please.

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Six on the first board, six on the second board,

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12 in all to have a go at at home. Good luck.

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OK, can you give us the titles of these songs, films,

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plays or TV series.

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Here is our first board of clues. We have got...

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I will read those all one last time.

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Thomasina.

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Well...

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So, Cyndi Lauper song...

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-..Boys, Boys, Boys?

-Boys, Boys, Boys?

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I'm looking at Jay's face, I wonder what that means?

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-Does he think that's a good answer? Or a bad...

-I love her very much.

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XANDER LAUGHS

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-My mind is blank.

-I wonder if it's right or wrong.

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Boys, Boys, Boys, says Tommi.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people

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said Boys, Boys, Boys for Cyndi Lauper.

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Not Boys, Boys, Boys, as it turns out, I'm afraid, Thomasina.

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Sorry, Tommi, I think that was Sabrina, Boys, Boys, Boys.

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-Remember her?

-I can remember it, I can remember the song. Oh, yes.

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-Sara.

-Hello.

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So, what are the titles of these songs, films, plays and TV series?

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I'm going to go for the single by Avril Lavigne,

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and that is Skater Boy.

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Skater Boy, says Sara.

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

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What?

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What?

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-What?

-They're all saying "what."

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None of this is landing right for me. None of this.

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-I know I'm being stupid, but...

-No, I thought exactly the same.

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Lots of people at home will think exactly the same.

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Actually, the year is wrong. It was 2002, Skater Boy,

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so a long time further back.

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-We are a great deal older than we imagine.

-There we are.

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Thank you very much indeed, Richard. Now, then, Mark.

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It's all going so well! Do you want to talk us through the board?

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There's a whole board full of unanswered songs there.

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I know a couple of them but I will go for the Avril Lavigne song,

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and I think it's Girlfriend.

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Girlfriend, says Mark. Let's see if that's right,

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let's see how many of our 100 people said Girlfriend.

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It is Girlfriend!

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Well, our high score is 100, you passed that a while back.

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There you are. That's a pointless answer.

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From one extremity to another. That adds £250 to today's jackpot,

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taking the total up to £3,000.

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Scores you absolutely nothing, very well done indeed.

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You see, anyone who would have voted for it was

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-siphoned off into Skater Boy.

-Yes, I think that's exactly right.

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-Mark, would you have said Skater Boy if Sara hadn't said it?

-Yes.

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-So, thanks for that.

-SARA:

-It's all for charity, guys.

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Now, let's fill in the rest of this board, shall we?

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The top one, Yosser Hughes...

0:26:330:26:34

..Boys From The Black Stuff

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would have scored you 44 points. A big scorer.

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-Do you remember the Ordinary Boys song?

-Yes, I do,

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-Preston from the Ordinary Boys?

-Yes.

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-Um...Boys Will Be Boys.

-Exactly.

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Would have scored you two points.

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So, Preston would have been a very good answer in both rounds so far.

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-Well done if you've done that.

-LAUGHTER

0:26:500:26:52

Now, the Cyndi Lauper song that's not Boys, Boys, Boys...

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Girls Just Want To Have Fun.

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Girls Just Want To Have Fun and that would have scored 47.

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-The Tom Hooper film?

-Um... It's the D...

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..Danish Girl.

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The Danish Girl, yes, and that would have scored you 19.

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-And the Alan Bennett play?

-History Boys.

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Very low scorer, would have scored you four points.

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Thank you very much indeed, Richard. So, we are halfway through

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the round, let's take a look at the scores.

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Two scores between our three pairs and they are...

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..nothing, well done, Mark and Sam,

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and 100, bad luck, Sara, Paul, Tommi and Jay.

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So, Paul and Jay, I suggest it is between the pair of you.

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OK, we're going to come back down the line now.

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Can the second players please step up to the podium?

0:27:300:27:32

That was just beautifully done. It was like watching

0:27:340:27:37

Changing The Guards or something. It was fabulous.

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OK, we're going to put six more close up on the board

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and here they are. We have got...

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I'm going to read those again.

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Sam.

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-Sam.

-Uh-huh.

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Well, Mark has set you up in a way that,

0:28:330:28:36

I mean, this is just marvellous. Just marvellous.

0:28:360:28:39

You couldn't be in a better position to shine.

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I'm starting to feel the pressure, though, now.

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Don't feel any pressure, Sam. If you can score 99 or less, it's fine.

0:28:450:28:50

I think I know the top one. So I think I'm going to go for that.

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-I believe that that is The Jersey Boys.

-The Jersey Boys, says Sam.

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Here is your red line, lovely and high, couldn't be higher.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people said The Jersey Boys.

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It's right, you're through.

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Good enough, Sam. Look at that,

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down it goes to 28.

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-28 is your total.

-Well played, Sam.

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It's won 57 major theatre awards worldwide, Jersey Boys.

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-That's a lot.

-That's a lot.

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That's a lot. Thank you very much, Richard.

0:29:240:29:27

-Paul, you're looking flummoxed.

-Yeah.

0:29:270:29:30

I kind of know two but I'm trying to work out

0:29:300:29:33

which would be the least obvious.

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Second to bottom, David Fletcher...

0:29:370:29:39

-..Gone Girl?

-Gone Girl, says Paul.

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No red line, you're joint high-scorers,

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let's see how far down the column we get with Gone Girl.

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It is Gone Girl.

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Not bad at all, look at that,

0:29:540:29:55

down to 11. Very well done.

0:29:550:29:57

111 is your total, that's given Jay something to think about.

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Yeah, that certainly puts the pressure on. Gone Girl,

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the film with Ben Affleck and Rosamunde Pike,

0:30:050:30:07

nominated for an Oscar for her role.

0:30:070:30:09

Thank you very much indeed. Now, Jay.

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-OK, you know what we need from you.

-I do.

-You have to score 10 or less.

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Talk us through this board.

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So, the Thin Lizzy song in the soundtrack to the

0:30:170:30:19

2001 from A Knight's Tale I think is The Boys Are Back In Town.

0:30:190:30:23

The sitcom about an Irish family starring Brendan O'Carroll is

0:30:230:30:26

Mrs Brown's Boys.

0:30:260:30:27

And the Richard Linklater film is Boyhood.

0:30:270:30:30

I'm going to go for the Richard Linklater film,

0:30:300:30:33

-made over 12 years with the same cast, Boyhood.

-Boyhood.

0:30:330:30:36

Boyhood, says Jay.

0:30:360:30:38

-Here is your red line. It's quite low.

-It is.

0:30:380:30:41

Let's see if it's right,

0:30:410:30:42

let's see how far down the column we get with Boyhood.

0:30:420:30:45

It is Boyhood.

0:30:470:30:48

You've done it!

0:30:530:30:55

Look at that, down to two with Boyhood,

0:30:550:30:56

very, very well done indeed, Jay!

0:30:560:30:58

Boys, Boys, Boys but a memory now.

0:31:000:31:02

Taking your total up to 102, seeing you through to the head-to-head.

0:31:020:31:05

-Very well done.

-And well chosen as well. It's the only one up there

0:31:050:31:08

that would have seen you through, Boyhood.

0:31:080:31:10

The Thin Lizzy song, you're right, is The Boys Are Back In Town.

0:31:100:31:12

That would have scored you 16 points.

0:31:120:31:15

The sitcom you knew was Mrs Brown's Boys,

0:31:150:31:18

that's the biggest scorer up there, 59. And the TV series.

0:31:180:31:21

Well, it's Superman-based which gives you two choices, really.

0:31:210:31:24

-It's either Superboy or Supergirl. What would you go for?

-Superboy.

0:31:240:31:28

You'd get 100 points. It's Supergirl.

0:31:280:31:31

-That would have scored you 16.

-Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

0:31:310:31:34

Well, we are at the end of our second round and there's one pair

0:31:340:31:36

we have to say goodbye to. Paul and Sara, I'm so sorry.

0:31:360:31:39

It just didn't happen. Oh, Paul and Sara, please come back

0:31:390:31:41

and play again. It's been lovely having you here.

0:31:410:31:43

Brilliant contestants, Paul and Sara.

0:31:430:31:45

But for Sam and Mark, Thomasina and Jay

0:31:480:31:50

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

0:31:500:31:52

Congratulations, Sam and Mark, Thomasina and Jay.

0:31:550:31:58

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

0:31:580:32:00

play for our jackpot, which currently stands at £3,000.

0:32:000:32:04

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

0:32:070:32:10

to play for that jackpot. We do it by making you go head-to-head

0:32:100:32:12

but the big difference is you're now allowed to confer.

0:32:120:32:14

And the first pair to win two questions will be

0:32:140:32:16

playing for that jackpot.

0:32:160:32:18

Well, Jay, Sam and Mark, you have been on Pointless before.

0:32:180:32:21

You have got as far as the head-to-head.

0:32:210:32:23

One of you will be going further than you have ever

0:32:230:32:25

gone before on Pointless at the end of this round.

0:32:250:32:29

It's very exciting indeed. Very best of luck.

0:32:290:32:31

Let's see what happens, let's play the head-to-head.

0:32:310:32:33

Here is your first question and it concerns...

0:32:390:32:42

..Western Films.

0:32:430:32:45

-Richard.

-We're going to show you five stills now from Western films.

0:32:450:32:48

-Can you name the films, please?

-Thank you very much indeed.

0:32:480:32:52

Let's reveal our five stills from Westerns and here they are.

0:32:520:32:55

There we go. Five stills from Westerns, what are the Westerns?

0:33:230:33:27

Sam and Mark, you'll go first.

0:33:270:33:30

-I think we only know the top one, don't we, really?

-We know A.

0:33:300:33:34

That's the only one we can go for, really. We're going to go for...

0:33:340:33:38

-..Django Unchained.

-Django Unchained say Sam and Mark. Django Unchained.

0:33:400:33:44

Now, Thomasina and Jay, that board is all yours, talk us through it.

0:33:440:33:48

I actually thought A was Hateful Eight.

0:33:480:33:50

B is Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid.

0:33:500:33:54

D, the clue is in the picture, that's The Magnificent Seven.

0:33:540:33:57

And E, I think, is Support Your Local Gunslinger.

0:33:570:34:01

I think we do D. Let's go for D,

0:34:010:34:02

-Magnificent Seven.

-Magnificent seven.

0:34:020:34:05

So, we have Django Unchained and The Magnificent Seven.

0:34:050:34:08

Sam and Mark said Django Unchained for A.

0:34:080:34:10

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

0:34:100:34:13

It is right.

0:34:160:34:17

Oh, it's very right. Look at that,

0:34:210:34:23

down to seven, very well done indeed.

0:34:230:34:24

Sam and Mark on seven there.

0:34:260:34:29

Well done. Django Unchained.

0:34:290:34:30

If you only knew one, that was clearly the one to know.

0:34:300:34:34

Now, Jay and Thomasina have gone for D and The Magnificent Seven.

0:34:340:34:38

-Can we concede now, or...?

-Well, let's see what happens.

-Shall we?

0:34:380:34:42

-Shall we?

-How many people said The Magnificent Seven.

0:34:420:34:45

Yeah, there we are, 43.

0:34:520:34:53

43 for that, but a magnificent seven for Sam and Mark, which means,

0:34:560:34:59

after one question, you are up 1-0.

0:34:590:35:01

Yeah, you only knew one, it was the best answer on the board,

0:35:010:35:04

so that's quite handy. B is Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid.

0:35:040:35:09

It actually scores fewer points than Magnificent Seven,

0:35:090:35:12

32 points for that.

0:35:120:35:13

C, it's a brilliant film, it's a remake as well, it's True Grit.

0:35:140:35:18

Would have scored you 15.

0:35:180:35:20

And the last one, it's not Support Your Local Gunslinger.

0:35:200:35:23

-Thank God for that!

-It's even more famous than that,

0:35:230:35:25

that's Gary Cooper, High Noon.

0:35:250:35:26

Absolutely. Would have scored you 28.

0:35:260:35:29

Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

0:35:290:35:31

Now, here comes your second question.

0:35:310:35:33

Tommi and Jay, you get to answer this one first but you have to

0:35:330:35:35

win it to stay in the game, so very, very best of luck.

0:35:350:35:37

A bit of pressure on you there.

0:35:370:35:38

Our second question today is all about...

0:35:380:35:42

..Royal Songs. Richard.

0:35:420:35:44

We're about to play you excerpts from five UK top 40 singles.

0:35:440:35:47

They've all got a royal title in their title.

0:35:470:35:49

-Can you give us the titles of one of these songs, please?

-OK.

0:35:490:35:53

Here are the five songs. We have A...

0:35:530:35:55

# Now we're sharing the same dream

0:35:550:36:00

# And our hearts, they beat as one

0:36:000:36:04

# No more love on the run... #

0:36:060:36:08

Here's B.

0:36:130:36:14

# Ridicule is nothing to be scared of

0:36:140:36:17

# Don't you ever

0:36:170:36:19

# Don't you ever

0:36:190:36:20

# Stop being dandy, showing me you're handsome

0:36:200:36:24

# Don't you ever, don't you ever... #

0:36:270:36:30

Here's C.

0:36:300:36:31

# And her clothes are all hand-me-downs

0:36:330:36:36

# From the folks in town who treat her so good

0:36:360:36:41

# Though she hasn't got a dime

0:36:420:36:46

# I'm so proud that she's all mine... #

0:36:460:36:50

Here's D.

0:36:510:36:53

# He's got a daytime job, he's doing all right

0:36:530:36:56

# He can play the honky tonk like anything

0:36:590:37:03

# Saving it up for Friday night... #

0:37:060:37:09

And here's E.

0:37:120:37:14

# Ain't got no cigarettes

0:37:140:37:18

# Ah, but two hours of pushin' broom

0:37:180:37:22

# Buys an eight by 12 four-bit room

0:37:220:37:25

# I'm a man of means by no means... #

0:37:250:37:31

There we go. So, what are the titles of those songs?

0:37:310:37:35

Tommi and Jay will go first.

0:37:350:37:36

You just want to sing the end of E, which is

0:37:360:37:39

the title of the song, which is King Of The Hill.

0:37:390:37:42

AUDIENCE MURMUR

0:37:420:37:44

-King Of The HILL...

-Or not as the case may be.

0:37:440:37:46

LAUGHTER

0:37:460:37:48

-King Of The Road! Agh!

-THOMASINA:

-King Of The Road!

0:37:480:37:52

Sam and Mark, what would you like to go for?

0:37:520:37:54

We're going to go for B because that's wrong.

0:37:540:37:57

-Prince Charming, please.

-JAY:

-Congratulations.

0:37:570:38:00

LAUGHTER

0:38:000:38:02

Prince Charming for B, say Sam and Mark.

0:38:020:38:05

So, we have King Of The Hill, and we have Prince Charming.

0:38:050:38:08

King Of The Hill, let's see what happens.

0:38:080:38:10

-REALLY?

-Oh, no, I'm so sorry. That's unfair.

0:38:130:38:16

Sam and Mark have gone for Prince Charming. Let's see

0:38:160:38:18

how many of our 100 people said that.

0:38:180:38:20

If it's right...

0:38:200:38:22

..it does the job. There we are. Yes, it is right.

0:38:220:38:25

44.

0:38:270:38:28

44...

0:38:310:38:32

Bad luck, Jay. It's not the first time

0:38:330:38:36

and it won't be the last time somebody has

0:38:360:38:38

tripped on their tongue. I'm sorry. Very well done, Sam and Mark.

0:38:380:38:41

After only two questions, you are straight through to the final 2-0.

0:38:410:38:44

Yeah, that's the way to win a head-to-head.

0:38:440:38:45

The first question, you get the best answer possible,

0:38:450:38:48

second question your opponents give the worst answer possible.

0:38:480:38:50

That's the way to do it. It is of course King Of The Road.

0:38:500:38:53

I know you know that. It absolutely happen sometimes.

0:38:530:38:57

It would have scored you 45 points.

0:38:570:38:59

That would have been exciting.

0:38:590:39:01

Wouldn't it? Ooh!

0:39:010:39:04

Let's take a look... Let's have a listen to A.

0:39:040:39:06

# Now we're sharing the same dream... #

0:39:060:39:08

-Caribbean Queen.

-Caribbean Queen. Yeah, by Billy Ocean.

0:39:080:39:12

B we've heard. Now C.

0:39:120:39:14

# And her clothes... #

0:39:160:39:17

It's Gene Pitney you can probably just about hear.

0:39:170:39:20

Princess In Rags is the answer.

0:39:200:39:23

It pointless answer. And D.

0:39:230:39:26

-Sultans Of Swing.

-Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits.

0:39:270:39:31

That would have scored you 10 points, a very good answer.

0:39:320:39:34

Thank you, Richard.

0:39:340:39:36

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

0:39:360:39:38

I'm so sorry, Tommi and Jay, I'm sorry.

0:39:380:39:41

The nice news is you just have to come back, which is great.

0:39:410:39:43

It's been lovely having you on the show,

0:39:430:39:45

thank you so much. Tommi and Jay!

0:39:450:39:46

But, for Sam and Mark, it's now time for our Pointless final.

0:39:500:39:53

Congratulations, Sam and Mark, you have fought off all the

0:39:570:40:00

competition and, valiantly, you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.

0:40:000:40:04

You now have the chance to win our Pointless jackpot

0:40:170:40:19

for your charities. And, at the end of today's show,

0:40:190:40:22

the jackpot is standing at £3,000, there it is.

0:40:220:40:25

Now, this is a new Pointless high water mark for you.

0:40:280:40:32

Every single round, you've smashed it, you've been our low scorers.

0:40:320:40:34

Low scorers, low scorers, we had a pointless answer from you,

0:40:340:40:37

-for goodness' sake with Avril Lavigne.

-We're very lucky.

0:40:370:40:40

And then 2-0 in the head-to-head! Anyway, listen,

0:40:400:40:42

you get to choose your category in this last round, as you know.

0:40:420:40:44

There'll be four things that seem impossible on the board behind me.

0:40:440:40:47

They may be impossible or there might be three rather nicer

0:40:470:40:50

categories behind each one. We'll just have to see what's up there.

0:40:500:40:52

Anyway, best of luck. Let's see what we can find.

0:40:520:40:55

-Um... Sugar...is food. And you were on MasterChef.

-Yeah, but...

0:41:060:41:11

And Child Actors...

0:41:110:41:13

I think we should go the Noughties Debut Albums.

0:41:140:41:18

Do you think?

0:41:180:41:20

That face suggests no.

0:41:200:41:22

No, no, I think they're all, like, so cryptic.

0:41:220:41:25

OK, for me, it would either be Child Actors or Noughties Debut Albums.

0:41:250:41:27

Let's go with...

0:41:270:41:30

-..Child Actors because...

-You've changed last-minute!

0:41:300:41:32

-Yeah, I did.

-Why?

-Because...

0:41:320:41:34

-I want you to pick it.

-What?!

0:41:340:41:36

Now I'm saying that, I only know Macauley Culkin. That's it.

0:41:370:41:41

That ain't going to be pointless, mate.

0:41:410:41:43

-Shall we go for Noughties Albums?

-Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah.

-Sorry.

0:41:430:41:48

It's almost like you've worked together for years, isn't it?

0:41:480:41:51

-Extraordinary. Brilliant.

-We are terrible.

0:41:510:41:53

-So, Noughties albums it is.

-OK, good luck, gents.

0:41:530:41:55

You've been terrific all the way through.

0:41:550:41:57

Fingers crossed one of these works for you.

0:41:570:41:59

We are looking for any tracks from any of the following three albums,

0:41:590:42:02

please. So, any of the tracks from the original releases of...

0:42:020:42:05

So, any tracks on the original releases of any of those three

0:42:160:42:19

-albums, very, very best of luck.

-Thanks very much indeed.

0:42:190:42:21

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

0:42:210:42:24

answers and all you need to win that jackpot for your charities

0:42:240:42:26

is for just one of those answers to be pointless.

0:42:260:42:28

-Are you ready?

-Yes.

0:42:280:42:30

Let's put 60 seconds up on the clock.

0:42:300:42:32

There they are, your time starts now.

0:42:320:42:34

I think the only way...

0:42:340:42:36

-It's all about Coldplay for you, isn't it?

-Yeah.

0:42:360:42:38

-You love Coldplay. Have you got that album?

-I've got the album.

0:42:380:42:41

Which is the filler, the song that you'd skip in the car?

0:42:410:42:45

-Don't Panic is one.

-Definitely, from that album?

-Yes. Don't Panic.

0:42:450:42:48

There's Shiver. There's Yellow. There's Trouble.

0:42:480:42:52

Shiver was a single, wasn't it? So, maybe not that.

0:42:520:42:55

-Well, it's tracks on the album.

-We're looking for pointless answers.

0:42:550:42:59

Yeah, I know, but Shiver's one that...

0:42:590:43:01

-I don't think anybody bought it.

-OK.

0:43:010:43:04

I mean, they've done all right for themselves.

0:43:060:43:09

I'd put Don't Panic...

0:43:090:43:11

Oh, where's the other one?

0:43:120:43:14

-Shiver I'd put in.

-Yeah.

-Shiver, Don't Panic, and...

0:43:150:43:19

Oh, do you know Arctic Monkeys? They're from down your end.

0:43:210:43:23

Yeah, I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor,

0:43:230:43:26

but that's their most famous one.

0:43:260:43:27

101 points, that would be.

0:43:270:43:29

Um... I reckon... I reckon Trouble...

0:43:290:43:33

..or Yellow.

0:43:330:43:34

That's your time up. So, let's have those three answers. And if you say

0:43:340:43:37

which category you're answering as well, that would be great.

0:43:370:43:40

We are saying Don't Panic for Coldplay.

0:43:400:43:43

We are going to say Shiver, the same album.

0:43:430:43:48

And we're also...

0:43:480:43:50

Uh...

0:43:500:43:51

We're going to say...

0:43:510:43:53

-..Trouble.

-And Trouble from the same album?

-Yes.

-All three of them

0:43:530:43:56

Coldplay answers. Of those three, which do you think is your

0:43:560:43:58

best shot at a pointless answer?

0:43:580:43:59

-Don't Panic.

-Don't Panic goes last. Least likely to be pointless?

0:43:590:44:02

-Trouble.

-OK, so, Trouble, Shiver, Don't Panic, in that order.

0:44:020:44:05

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

0:44:050:44:07

then, and here they are. We have got Trouble,

0:44:070:44:10

we've got Shiver, and we've got Don't Panic.

0:44:100:44:12

Well, three good answers there.

0:44:120:44:14

All from Coldplay's Parachutes album from 2000. Very, very best of luck.

0:44:140:44:19

Now, if one of these turns out to be pointless,

0:44:190:44:21

-surely a good chance of one of these being pointless...

-Fingers crossed!

0:44:210:44:24

..what charities are you playing for?

0:44:240:44:26

We're both playing for the same charity.

0:44:260:44:29

We're patrons of a charity called Whizz-Kidz.

0:44:290:44:31

It provides electronic wheelchairs for disabled children.

0:44:310:44:36

Fabulous. Fabulous charity.

0:44:360:44:38

APPLAUSE

0:44:380:44:40

Well, fingers tightly crossed one of these answers, at least one of these

0:44:410:44:45

answers, will be pointless and will win that jackpot for your charity.

0:44:450:44:48

Trouble is your first answer.

0:44:480:44:50

All of these are Coldplay Parachutes tracks.

0:44:500:44:53

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

0:44:530:44:55

Is it pointless, for £3,000?

0:44:550:44:58

It's right.

0:45:000:45:02

All it has to be now is pointless so if Trouble takes us down to zero,

0:45:020:45:05

you leave with £3,000 for your charity.

0:45:050:45:08

We now whizz down through the teens. We're into single figures,

0:45:080:45:11

down we go with Trouble still going down to four.

0:45:110:45:13

-It's not bad. Trouble. And it was a single.

-Wow.

0:45:160:45:20

Not a pointless answer. But quite reassuring, I would say.

0:45:200:45:23

Two more chances to win today's jackpot for your charity.

0:45:230:45:26

Shiver is your next answer.

0:45:260:45:28

Again, we're looking for Coldplay songs from Parachutes.

0:45:280:45:31

If it's pointless, it wins you £3,000.

0:45:310:45:33

How many of our 100 people said Shiver?

0:45:330:45:36

Shiver's right.

0:45:380:45:40

Trouble, your first answer, took us down to four.

0:45:420:45:45

Shiver now takes us down through the 20s, into the teens...

0:45:450:45:48

Down we go into single figures.

0:45:480:45:50

Oh, seven!

0:45:500:45:51

I'm surprised!

0:45:510:45:53

Seven. It's gone in the wrong direction but it's fine.

0:45:550:45:58

-It's fine.

-I'm surprised at that.

-It's fine.

0:45:580:46:01

Aptly enough, Don't Panic is...

0:46:010:46:03

LAUGHTER

0:46:030:46:05

..is your next answer.

0:46:050:46:06

This is the one you thought was going to be your best shot

0:46:060:46:09

at a pointless answer. Please can this be pointless?

0:46:090:46:11

It will win you £3,000 for your charity, if it is.

0:46:110:46:13

Let's find out how many people named Don't Panic as

0:46:130:46:15

a track on Parachutes.

0:46:150:46:17

It's right. Trouble, your first answer, took us down to four.

0:46:200:46:24

Shiver, your next answer, took us down to seven.

0:46:240:46:27

Don't Panic takes us down through the 20s, into the teens...

0:46:270:46:30

..back into single figures,

0:46:300:46:31

down we go... Oh, no! Oh, no! Six.

0:46:310:46:35

Oh, shame.

0:46:350:46:37

-I can't believe that!

-Well, what about that?

0:46:400:46:43

-Trouble was the lowest scorer of all of those.

-Wow, I'm very surprised.

0:46:430:46:46

-Very surprised.

-Oh, no. Well, listen, three great answers there.

0:46:460:46:50

I'm afraid that's really unlucky that you didn't get lower than that.

0:46:500:46:53

I thought at least one of those would be pointless.

0:46:530:46:55

So, I'm afraid you didn't manage

0:46:550:46:56

to find the pointless answer you needed to win that jackpot

0:46:560:46:59

but, because it is a celebrity special, we're going to

0:46:590:47:01

donate £500 to each celebrity pair to give to their charities.

0:47:010:47:04

Thank you. Nice one.

0:47:040:47:05

And you get a Pointless trophies, so very, very well done.

0:47:050:47:08

A superb performance across the show. Brilliant work.

0:47:080:47:10

Oh, that's unlucky, gents. Very well played.

0:47:110:47:14

Yellow would have scored you 30 points and, actually,

0:47:140:47:16

Yellow and those three were the four high-scorers on that album.

0:47:160:47:19

There are three pointless answers on Parachutes.

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And we're about to take a look at them. Here we go.

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You could have had Everything's Not Lost.

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High Speed and We Never Change.

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Very well done if you said any of those at home. Now, Norah Jones...

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Also, I've Got To See You Again, One Flight Down and Painter Song.

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Those were the pointless answers there. And the Arctic Monkeys...

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It's a slightly longer read.

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Also, Perhaps Vampires Is A Bit Strong But...,

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Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secured, and You Probably

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Couldn't See For The Lights But You Were Staring Straight At Me.

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

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Terrific performance, you are lovely fellows and brilliant

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presenters and it's been a pleasure, as always to have you with us.

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-Right back at you. Thank you very much.

-Thanks very much indeed.

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We've loved having you on the show, Sam and Mark. Absolutely superb,

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thank you so much for playing. Brilliant. 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...

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-Goodbye.

-And it's goodbye from me, goodbye.

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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 Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes, Ellie Taylor and Milton Jones, Jay Rayner and Thomasina Miers, and Paul Martin and Sara Pascoe.