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A celebrity business edition, featuring Jacqueline Gold, Richard Farleigh, Tim Campbell, Saira Khan, Michelle Mone, Declan Curry, Peter Ratcliffe and Jeff Salmon.


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APPLAUSE

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

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A warm welcome to this special business edition

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of Pointless Celebrities,

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the show where the aim is to find the most obscure answer possible.

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Let's meet today's Pointless celebrities.

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APPLAUSE

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Couple number one.

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My name is Jacqueline Gold

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and I am the CEO of Ann Summers and Knickerbox.

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My name is Richard Farleigh.

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I'm a businessman, I'm a former Dragon

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and I'm an ambassador for Action for Children charity.

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APPLAUSE

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-Couple number two.

-My name's Tim Campbell.

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I'm the first winner of the BBC show The Apprentice

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and founder of the Bright Ideas Trust.

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My name's Saira Khan.

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I run a natural skincare company called Miamoo

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and I was the runner-up on the first series of The Apprentice.

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APPLAUSE

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-Couple number three.

-Hi, my name's Michelle Mone.

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I'm the founder of Ultimo and an entrepreneur.

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I'm Declan Curry.

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I write about business, rather than DO business.

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I'm a business journalist.

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APPLAUSE

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-And, finally, couple number four.

-I'm Peter Ratcliffe.

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I'm a businessman, entrepreneur

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and I run a company called Legends in Time

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and I'm also on a show called Four Rooms.

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And I'm Jeff Salmon. I'm also a businessman.

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I'm also THE dealer on Four Rooms and the eye candy.

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LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE

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Thanks very much, all of you.

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We'll find out more about you on the show as it goes along.

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That just leaves one more person to introduce.

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Here to play fast and loose

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and rigorously fact-checked with the truth,

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it's my Pointless friend, Richard.

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-Hiya. Evening, everybody. Evening.

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-Good evening to you.

-Good evening.

-Wow.

-I know, wow.

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-I know, wow.

-You see.

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You know, the net worth of everybody here, put together,

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-is over £17 billion.

-Is that true?

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Well, if we take YOU out of the equation,

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it's somewhere under £700,000, but it's still a lot.

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It's still a lot of money, isn't it?

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It's going to be absolutely fantastic.

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-All successes in their own fields. Quite scary for us.

-Yeah.

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We're used to having at least some kind of layabouts,

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-but everyone here is so good.

-Yeah.

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-We're going to have to be absolutely on it.

-Terrifying.

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A whole series of people here who could invest in our many schemes.

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-We'd better remember them all.

-Let's come up with some during the show.

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OK, we will. As usual, all of today's questions

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have been put to 100 people before the show.

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Our contestants are looking to find

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those all-important pointless answers,

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answers that none of our 100 people gave.

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

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As today's show is a celebrity special,

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each of our celebrities is playing for a nominated charity,

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so we start off with a jackpot of £2,500.

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APPLAUSE

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If everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.

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APPLAUSE

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There's only one rule you have to remember.

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

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will be eliminated. That is it.

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Our first category this evening is...

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Motoring. Peter looks thrilled with that.

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Can you decide in your pairs who's going first and who's going second.

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

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Let's find out what the question is and here it comes.

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We gave 100 people 100 seconds to name...

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Countries that drive on the right, Richard.

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We're looking for any country where they drive on the right.

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That is the opposite side of the road to where we drive in the UK,

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so any country where they drive on the opposite side to the UK.

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By country, we mean a sovereign state

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

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Thank you very much, Richard. OK, now, Richard.

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Richard, welcome to Pointless. Good to have you here.

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-You were on Dragons' Den for a couple of series?

-Two series.

-Two series.

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And you were renowned for the nicest reasons...

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You were the person who gave the most money...

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Sorry, "gave" the most money away... INVESTED the most money.

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That's a good reputation to have. Is that true?

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I'm not sure it's true, but I was also called Mr Nice,

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which is a nice thing to have, isn't it?

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I'm not going to be nice to THESE guys!

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In years and years of watching,

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I don't think I've seen Duncan Bannatyne

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get his chequebook out once.

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You should have a drink with him. It's an expensive night!

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Yeah, I can easily believe that.

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Now, Richard, countries that drive on the right.

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-Andorra.

-Andorra.

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

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It is right, thank goodness.

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This could be a very, very good answer, Richard.

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It has that feel about it. Look at that.

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Down it goes to 4. Very well done. APPLAUSE

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That's a terrific answer. Great way to start the show as well.

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-That's surprisingly high, I would have thought, for Andorra.

-Mmm.

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-Saira, welcome.

-Thank you.

-Welcome.

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Little bit of pressure on you as representatives of The Apprentice.

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When you did that, did you learn

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all sorts of wonderful things from that series?

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Well, we were the very first people to do it, Tim and I,

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so we had no idea what to expect.

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We were in the house for three months, which was a long time,

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and I can honestly tell you...

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Before that point, I was working for corporate companies,

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so I'd never done anything off my own back, really,

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and did I learn skills? Absolutely.

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It gave me the confidence to believe in myself and think,

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"I actually think I can make a decision

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"and it could turn into money."

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And subsequently, you have and it has!

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Well, I run my own business and I'm in the media industry as well,

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so it's been a fantastic experience.

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For me, it changed my life and it opened doors

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-and I'll always be grateful for that.

-Wonderful.

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-Now, Saira.

-Yes.

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A country where they drive on the right.

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-Pakistan.

-Pakistan, says Saira.

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

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Oh!

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-Ooh, Saira.

-I know. Not a good start.

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That scores you 100 points. I'm sorry. 100 points for Pakistan.

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That explains why you got all those points on your licence in Islamabad.

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LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE

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SAIRA LAUGHS

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Thanks very much, Richard. Michelle, welcome to Pointless.

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Great to have you here. The Ultimo bra - tell us about that.

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How did that start? You'll see why I'm asking that question.

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It's not quite as ridiculous as it sounds.

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I got made redundant from my job

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and I went to a dinner dance one night

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and came up with the world-famous gel-filled bra

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and since then, 15 inventions later, and several other brands as well.

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But I recently sold 80% and now, I've just launched my book,

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My Fight To The Top, and I tour round the world mentoring people,

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so I've now got 105 people that I'm mentoring.

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Well, congratulations. It's been a fantastic success story.

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Well, you've got a bit of a cushion now...

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-Thanks for that, thanks for that. Cheers.

-Thanks to Saira.

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It's just the first question!

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So, yes, that takes a little bit of pressure off.

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What are you thinking of?

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I'm sure many people have answered this but I was going for...

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Because I'm sure they won't come up with Ireland straightaway,

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I don't think, but Southern Ireland.

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-OK, you're going to go for Ireland, the Republic of Ireland.

-Yeah.

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Let's see if that's right and how many of our 100 people said that.

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What? Why's that?

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Ooh, Saira is very ungraciously...

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LAUGHTER

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-That's...

-I'm afraid that's incorrect. Scores you 100 points.

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Why is that wrong, Richard?

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Because they drive on the left, I'm so sorry.

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LAUGHTER

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-Thanks very much. Peter.

-Hello.

-A warm welcome to you, Peter.

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As a person who deals in art...

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Well, you deal in collections of things, don't you?

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Well, primarily, we deal in collectibles,

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primarily from Formula 1, but over the years,

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we've handled Banksys, we've handled Damien Hirsts, all kinds of things.

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Do you find, as a dealer, you're thinking financially the whole time?

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If you go into someone's room, do you think,

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"Ooh, I wonder how much they spent on that"?

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Or are you able to switch it off? Are you able to appreciate things?

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I think the key, for me, when I'm making a decision,

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is if I don't like something, I rarely buy it.

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Having said that, if a Banksy comes along for £50, I'll probably buy it.

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Now, Peter, driving on the right-hand side.

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There are obviously a lot of countries that drive on the right,

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-but I'm going to say Finland.

-OK, Finland.

-Finland.

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

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It's right. 4 is our lowest, 100 our high. You passed that immediately.

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4...

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9 you get for Finland. Not bad at all.

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APPLAUSE

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Well played, Peter. A terrific answer, Finland.

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Got some of the greatest rally drivers in the world

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and Grand Prix drivers, Finland.

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-Mmm.

-So, they're doing something right.

-Mmm.

-Or left.

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LAUGHTER We're halfway through the round.

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Let's look at those scores.

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4, Richard. Very well done. The lowest score of the round so far.

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Then up to 9 where we find Peter and Jeff.

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Then up to 100 where we find Michelle and Declan and Saira and Tim.

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So, Declan and Tim, it is between the pair of you.

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Can the second players please step up to the podium?

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Jeff, warm welcome to Pointless.

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Now, on Four Rooms, have you ever

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really, really regretted either buying something

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or not going high enough

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-to get something?

-Both.

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So often, there's something that I really, really wanted

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but I've had to think to myself,

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"I've got to sell it."

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Although, it also has to be said that every time I've overpaid

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for anything of great quality, I've never, ever lost.

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If you buy something just for investment, you're a loser.

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If you buy something because...

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..you love it, then you know that somebody else is going to love it

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and there's no limit.

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There's a great unanimity of message

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-from podium four over there.

-Hey!

-I like that very much indeed.

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Now then, what are you going to go for,

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in terms of driving on the right-hand side of the road?

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-Brazil.

-Brazil, says Jeff.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people said Brazil. There's your red line.

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If you get below that, you're through to the next round.

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It's right and you're through.

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We've had 4 and we've had 9 as our low-scorers.

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Brazil finishes at 8. Very well done. Second lowest score so far.

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APPLAUSE Your total is 17.

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Very well played, Jeff. Safely through on that last podium.

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-Two low scores.

-Mmm, two low scores.

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Declan, now then.

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Right, Declan, as a business journalist, as someone who follows business,

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you must just... You kind of know everything.

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Short of insider dealing, obviously, you know

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-everything that's publicly known.

-No, I'm just very good at faking it.

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But you must know what the timings of announcements are,

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when figures are going to be published,

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all those sorts of important quarterly things

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-that a shrewd investor would know.

-A lot of it comes by surprise

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and that was always the fun part of the job,

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was the unexpected announcement first thing in the morning,

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that had a huge impact on people

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who were watching the programme, if it was breakfast television.

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And to be able to bring that news to people

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and help them understand it, that was a great thrill.

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Sure. Now, Declan, this is mere preamble.

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-We need a low score from you.

-I have a confession.

-Yes.

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Which is that, at this moment, I am just learning to drive,

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so I am actually spending a little bit of time

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driving on the right myself, even though I know I shouldn't be.

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I see. Hang on, let's just find out if that counts. Does that count?

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No, it's not countries where Declan drives on the right, I'm afraid.

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So, you want it where it is the law of the land. Fine.

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-I am going to take a guess at Iceland.

-OK. Iceland.

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You're going to take a guess. Let's see.

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No red line for you as you are joint high-scorers.

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How many people said Iceland?

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-It's right.

-Oh! Ooh.

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-This could be good.

-That's not bad at all. 8.

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There we go. 108 is your total.

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Tim knows what he has to do now. APPLAUSE

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Well played. That means you've passed your theory test as well.

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-Excellent.

-Thank, Rich.

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-Tim, welcome.

-Hello.

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The winner of the very first series

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-of The Apprentice.

-For my sins, yes.

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-So, tell me, Lord Sugar.

-Yes.

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When the cameras stop turning,

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is he a jolly old soul? Is he lovely?

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-You must know him pretty well.

-I do know him relatively well.

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Do you know what, he is a genuinely nice guy.

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-Don't get on the wrong side of him.

-Right.

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Don't ever give him something that's not true

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because you'll soon find out,

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but if you're in that trusted circle, the inner sanctum...

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That trusted circle is quite small, isn't it?

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-It depends how big you are.

-OK.

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Now, Tim, you are on 100.

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-You have to score 7 or less.

-I know.

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I'm going to have a stab.

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I'm going to say Qatar.

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Qatar, says Tim. Qatar.

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There is your red line. You have to get below that to remain with us.

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Tim, best of luck. That's a punchy answer. Is it right though?

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-It's right.

-Oh!

-Where's it going to end up?

-Come on, Tim.

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Is it going to go below that red line?

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Yes, it is! 1! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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-1 for Qatar.

-Whoo!

-Very well done indeed.

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-101 is your total. Through you go.

-Whoo! We're up and off!

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Very, very well played, Tim, to keep your cool there.

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A very good answer and safely through.

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Now, Jacqueline, tell us how you got started in business.

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Well, my first job was working for Royal Doulton

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and I got bored there

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and decided to just go and work at Ann Summers for work experience,

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so I actually had no intention of staying.

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-That was where it started?

-That's where it started.

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And since you've been at the helm,

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it's just turned round completely.

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It wasn't doing badly, but it's now a massive brand.

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But if you think that the percentage

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of our female customers at that time was 10%

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and today, we're virtually a female institution,

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with 80% of our customers in our store being women.

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Very good. Now, Jacqueline, you are through to the next round, which is great news.

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-What are you going to go for?

-Um...

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-I'm going to go for Dubai.

-Dubai.

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-Yes.

-Jacqueline says Dubai. No red line as you're already through.

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Let's see how many people said Dubai.

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An incorrect answer, scores you 100 points. Takes your total up to 104,

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but you are through, so it couldn't matter less.

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Almost an inspired risk though,

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cos Dubai is in the United Arab Emirates

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and United Arab Emirates was a pointless answer,

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so would have been a terrific one. There are 71 pointless answers.

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Let's go through a few of them.

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I can't believe no-one said Dominican Republic! Goodness me.

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You could have had Belize, Bahrain, Cambodia, Congo, Equatorial Guinea,

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Ethiopia, Laos, Madagascar. Let's look at the top three answers,

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the ones that most of our 100 people said.

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These are the ones where people have actually driven,

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so they know for a fact. A lot of the other countries are lotteries.

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Here are the top three.

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That's why Andorra was such a brilliant answer by Richard.

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You know France and you know Spain -

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by process of elimination, Andorra's got to be a correct answer.

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Thanks, Richard. So, at the end of our first round,

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the pair heading home, with our high score of 108,

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-Declan and Michelle, it is you.

-I'm so sorry.

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Listen, we've all learnt something about Ireland.

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And, Michelle, you've learnt something about Pointless.

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I'm sorry you had to learn the hard way.

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But I hope you'll come back and play again.

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I'm not sure about that. I was just thinking about...

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I totally got the question wrong.

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That's why I thought I was being clever with Ireland.

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-I'm sorry, Declan.

-Doesn't matter.

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It's been lovely having you on. Thank you, Declan and Michelle.

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APPLAUSE

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

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APPLAUSE

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We're down to three pairs. At the end of this round,

0:17:300:17:32

we'll have to say goodbye to another of our pairs.

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I wonder who that's going to be. Tim, congratulations.

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Lowest individual score of the round - very well done - with Qatar.

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Jeff and Peter, congratulations to you, as our lowest combined score.

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And Jacqueline and Richard, just well done, you made it through.

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Oh, we had some big scores in that round...Saira and Jacqueline.

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Best of luck to all three pairs. Our category for Round Two is...

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Television.

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Can you decide in your pairs who's going first, who's going second.

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

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The question concerns...

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Fictional bosses, Richard.

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On each board, we'll show you the names

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of six fictional bosses from TV programmes.

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We need you to tell us the name of the TV programme they're from.

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We'll give you the initials of that programme in brackets.

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There'll be six on each board, 12 in all to have a go at home. Good luck.

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Let's reveal our first board of fictional bosses and here they come.

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I'll read those one last time.

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Jacqueline, we come to you first. We're looking for the one you think

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the fewest of our 100 people could get.

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I know two but it's working out which is the least popular.

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-I'm going to go David Brent, The Office.

-The Office, says Jacqueline.

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Let's see if it's right and how many people said it.

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It's right.

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73. APPLAUSE

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-73. Not bad.

-Yeah, a lot better than 100.

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It's been remade in hundreds of countries, The Office.

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Well, not hundreds of countries, but it's been made all over the place.

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It's been made in lots of places where they drive on the right too.

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-Thanks, Rich. Saira.

-Hmmm... Oh!

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TP...

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OK, I'm going to go for the one I know and I know it's high, OK,

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-so it's Don Draper, Mad Men.

-Mad Men, says Saira.

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-It's really high, I'm sorry.

-We don't know.

-It is.

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There will be other high scores in the round, I'm sure.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people said Mad Men for Don Draper.

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Really lots.

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It's right.

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No, not that many!

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-24!

-Oh! Whoa!

-There you go.

-Well done.

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-That's not bad!

-24, Saira.

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Not a bad score at all. Played by Jon Hamm.

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That's one of those programmes that's talked about

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in certain circles a lot but not watched a great deal,

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so 24 would be about right, I think.

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Thanks, Richard. Now, Peter. The board's all yours.

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Talk us through it and fill in the blanks for us,

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then say which one you want to submit as your answer.

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No, I don't want to talk you through it and fill in the blanks,

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cos I can't. I'm going to go for George Cowley, The Professionals.

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-The Professionals. SAIRA:

-Oh!

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-There you are.

-You see.

-You see, The Professionals.

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

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It's right. You passed 73.

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You passed 24. Look at that.

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16. Well done, Peter. APPLAUSE

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That was all you needed to know.

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That's the lowest score of the pass. 16.

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Very solid on that last podium. Played by Gordon Jackson, of course.

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Well worked out.

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Let's fill in the rest of this board. The top one, Ron Swanson,

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is an absolutely brilliant American sitcom - Parks And Recreation.

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Well done if you said that. 6 points - best answer on the board.

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-Bernard Black is...

-Black Books.

-Black Books, played by Dylan Moran.

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And Daniel Meade, you can work it out from the initials, probably.

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-Ugly Betty.

-Oh!

-Ugly Betty!

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Thanks, Richard. We're halfway through the round.

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Let's take a look at those scores. 16, the best score of the pass.

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Well done, Peter.

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Then up to 24 where we find Saira and Tim

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and then 73, Jacqueline and Richard.

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Who knows what the next board's going to be like.

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Richard, we will definitely need a low score from you, so best of luck.

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Can the second players please step up to the podium?

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Let's put six more fictional bosses up on the board and here they are.

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I'll read those one last time.

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OK, so, Jeff, over to you.

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I've got to get this...right.

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I don't want to sound too full of it,

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but I've never lost a quiz in my whole life.

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You've always been the top team, you mean, or...?

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No, never, ever lost anything in my life. It's irritating.

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This is the first quiz he's been in, to be fair.

0:22:580:23:00

LAUGHTER

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OK. I am going for "Are You Being Served?", Young Mr Grace.

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It isn't going to score me particularly low, but...

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"Are You Being Served?", says Jeff. Here's your red line.

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If you get below this, it's good enough.

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Let's see how many of our 100 said "Are You Being Served?".

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It's right.

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66. 66 takes your total up to 82.

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APPLAUSE

0:23:290:23:31

They made an Australian version of "Are You Being Served?"

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and John Inman played the same character.

0:23:350:23:37

-That's quite fun, isn't it?

-Nice.

-Very nice. Thank you. OK, Tim.

-Yes.

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You need to score 57 or less.

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-I do.

-57 or less.

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Do you think you can do it?

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Well, Saira's put a bit of pressure on, so I'm going to have to try.

0:23:490:23:52

-Come on, Tim.

-I'm going to pick Colonel K

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and Danger Mouse.

0:23:560:23:57

Danger Mouse, says Tim.

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Danger Mouse - a subject close to my heart.

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There is your red line. Get below that with Danger Mouse,

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you are through to the next round. How many people said it?

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You're right.

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You've done it, well done. Very well done indeed.

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Through you go to the head-to-head.

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16 for Danger Mouse.

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Good answer. 40 is your total.

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-APPLAUSE

-Whoo!

-Very well played, Tim.

0:24:210:24:25

-Now, of course, who's the new voice of Danger Mouse?

-Well...

0:24:250:24:28

-It's your good self.

-It's me!

-Yes, it is.

0:24:280:24:30

-Yeah, and you're in it as well.

-I am, yeah, very briefly.

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I'm Professor Jellyfishowitz.

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-But the voice of Colonel K in the new one is Stephen Fry.

-Yeah.

0:24:340:24:39

Now, then, we come to you, Richard.

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Talk us through the board

0:24:410:24:43

and find a really low-scoring answer.

0:24:430:24:45

Do you really think businesspeople stay at home and watch these shows?

0:24:450:24:48

-Yeah.

-You've got to unwind somehow, haven't you?

0:24:480:24:51

Well, I only know one of them.

0:24:510:24:53

I'm going for Charles Montgomery Burns because he's the boss

0:24:530:24:58

-on The Simpsons.

-The Simpsons, says Richard.

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Here comes your red line.

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That's what you'd have to get below to remain with us.

0:25:020:25:05

I don't want to give anything away,

0:25:050:25:07

but let's see how far down the column you get with The Simpsons.

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Oh!

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59, Richard. I'm sorry. 59 takes your total up to 132.

0:25:170:25:21

APPLAUSE

0:25:210:25:23

Unlucky, Richard, it's a valiant effort.

0:25:230:25:25

We'll take you through the rest of the board now.

0:25:250:25:27

CJ is the character who used to say,

0:25:270:25:30

"I didn't get where I am today by..."

0:25:300:25:33

From The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin.

0:25:330:25:37

-17 points.

-Yeah.

0:25:370:25:40

Denholm Reynholm is from The IT Crowd.

0:25:400:25:44

Chris Morris played him

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and replaced by Douglas Reynholm, played by Matt Berry.

0:25:460:25:48

And the answer that would have seen you through

0:25:480:25:51

is Captain Harold Dobey from...

0:25:510:25:53

-Starsky And Hutch.

-Starsky And Hutch.

-ALL:

-Oh!

0:25:530:25:56

Would have scored 7 points. Well done if you said that at home.

0:25:560:25:59

-Is that Boss Hogg?

-No.

-No.

-It's captain Harold Dobey.

-OK.

0:25:590:26:04

We're supposed to do BETTER than Solomon, not worse than Solomon.

0:26:040:26:08

-I thought his nickname was Boss Hogg. Sorry.

-Thanks, Richard.

0:26:080:26:11

So, at the end of our second round, the pair heading home

0:26:110:26:14

with our high score of 132, Richard and Jacqueline,

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I'm sorry, it is you. It wasn't the best match of rounds for you, sorry.

0:26:160:26:20

We could have served you better.

0:26:200:26:23

No complaints. That's competition.

0:26:230:26:25

-It's healthy competition. We enjoyed it.

-We've enjoyed it.

0:26:250:26:28

Lovely having you on. Come back and play again. Richard and Jacqueline.

0:26:280:26:32

APPLAUSE

0:26:320:26:35

For Saira and Tim and Jeff and Peter, it's now time for our head-to-head.

0:26:350:26:39

APPLAUSE

0:26:390:26:41

Congratulations, Jeff and Peter, Saira and Tim.

0:26:420:26:45

You're now one step closer to the final

0:26:450:26:47

and a chance to play for our jackpot which currently stands at £2,500.

0:26:470:26:52

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:26:520:26:54

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

0:26:540:26:58

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

0:26:580:27:01

You start playing as teams and the first player to win two questions

0:27:010:27:05

will be playing for that jackpot. Well done indeed.

0:27:050:27:08

It's Four Rooms versus The Apprentice.

0:27:080:27:10

We've had good answers and not so good answers from both of you,

0:27:100:27:13

but now you can put your heads together.

0:27:130:27:15

You should be pretty evenly matched, so it should be exciting.

0:27:150:27:18

Best of luck. Let's play the head-to-head.

0:27:180:27:20

APPLAUSE

0:27:200:27:22

Here's your first question and it concerns...

0:27:250:27:28

Purple Plants, Richard.

0:27:310:27:33

We're going to show you five pictures of purple flora

0:27:330:27:35

and you've got to give their common name.

0:27:350:27:37

We're going to give you the initials as well.

0:27:370:27:39

Let's reveal our five purple plants and here they come.

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There we are. Five purple plants.

0:28:050:28:07

Jeff and Peter, you've been our lowest scorers in total,

0:28:070:28:10

so you will go first. Feel free to confer.

0:28:100:28:13

OK, we're stuck between C and D and when we're stuck,

0:28:130:28:20

I have to consult my friend, the dice.

0:28:200:28:24

-One to three...

-(Juniper, it's juniper.)

0:28:240:28:27

..we're going to go for C,

0:28:270:28:30

four to six, D.

0:28:300:28:33

We're going to go for D.

0:28:330:28:35

-Oh, D it is.

-TOGETHER:

-Juniper.

0:28:360:28:41

OK, we shall see. You've gone for D, juniper.

0:28:410:28:44

Now then, Saira and Tim, talk us through the board,

0:28:440:28:47

tell us the ones you think you know.

0:28:470:28:49

We know all of them and we knew juniper as well.

0:28:490:28:52

-That was the one we were going to go for.

-Tell us them all.

0:28:520:28:55

Foxglove, violet, hyacinth, I think, and wisteria.

0:28:550:28:59

-Which do you think people will know?

-I would go with wisteria.

0:28:590:29:02

-OK, I'm going to give it to you.

-Yeah?

-Yeah, you're my boy.

0:29:020:29:05

OK, you're going to go wisteria.

0:29:050:29:07

So, from Jeff and Peter, we have juniper for D.

0:29:070:29:10

Let's see if it's right and how many people said juniper.

0:29:100:29:13

It's right.

0:29:150:29:17

It's right. 41.

0:29:200:29:21

APPLAUSE

0:29:210:29:25

Saira and Tim have said that E is wisteria.

0:29:250:29:28

Let's see if that's right and how many of our 100 said wisteria.

0:29:280:29:31

It's right.

0:29:330:29:35

50 for wisteria.

0:29:370:29:39

APPLAUSE

0:29:390:29:41

The big question is what would hyacinth have scored, I wonder.

0:29:410:29:46

-It means, Jeff and Peter, after one question, you're up 1-0.

-Well done.

0:29:460:29:50

If you'd said hyacinth, you'd have scored 100 points.

0:29:500:29:53

-It's not hyacinth.

-Oh!

-See, I told you.

-What did you guys think it was?

0:29:530:29:56

PETER AND Jeff: Hydrangea.

0:29:560:29:58

So the big question is, was the dice right?

0:29:580:30:00

What scores more - juniper or hydrangea?

0:30:000:30:04

Juniper scored 41,

0:30:040:30:06

hydrangea scored 22.

0:30:060:30:08

-Really?

-Yeah.

0:30:080:30:10

Best answer on the board, hydrangea.

0:30:100:30:13

A is foxglove.

0:30:130:30:14

-Violet would have scored 62.

-Yeah.

0:30:180:30:21

Biggest scorer of the lot.

0:30:210:30:23

So, hydrangea the best answer.

0:30:230:30:25

And also, a lucky escape for the dice cos the dice sort of got you through,

0:30:250:30:29

although it didn't particularly answer the question you asked it,

0:30:290:30:32

but there we are. Here comes your second question.

0:30:320:30:35

Saira and Tim, you have to win this to stay in the game.

0:30:350:30:37

Best of luck. You do get to answer it first. It concerns...

0:30:370:30:41

-Opera And Ballet Music.

-That's their bag.

0:30:430:30:46

We're going to play you five clips now of famous operas or ballets.

0:30:460:30:49

-We need you to tell us the composer in each of these cases.

-What?!

0:30:490:30:54

-The composer?!

-Sorry, I didn't mean the composer.

0:30:540:30:57

I meant the trombonist.

0:30:570:30:59

LAUGHTER

0:30:590:31:01

Stop talking! No more, no more!

0:31:010:31:03

LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE

0:31:030:31:06

OK, so let's listen to these five excerpts. Here we go.

0:31:060:31:11

# Ma il mio mistero chiuso in me

0:31:110:31:17

# Il nome mio nessun sapra, no, no

0:31:170:31:24

# Sulla tua bocca... #

0:31:240:31:29

Here's B.

0:31:290:31:31

MUSIC: Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker

0:31:310:31:35

Here's C.

0:31:460:31:48

MUSIC: Dance Of The Knights from Romeo And Juliet

0:31:480:31:51

Never heard of it! Never heard of it!

0:31:510:31:53

MUSIC COVERS SPEECH

0:32:000:32:04

Here is D.

0:32:040:32:06

# Largo al factotum della citta Largo

0:32:060:32:09

# La la la la la la la la

0:32:100:32:12

# Presto a bottega che l'alba e gia Presto

0:32:120:32:17

# La la la la la la la la... #

0:32:170:32:19

And here is E.

0:32:210:32:23

# Summertime... #

0:32:230:32:29

No idea.

0:32:290:32:31

# And the living is easy... #

0:32:310:32:38

OK, there we are. Now, Saira and Tim, you will go first.

0:32:380:32:41

This is our Achilles heel, I think. We'll just take a guess at C.

0:32:410:32:46

-No, le's just confer cos we might get it.

-Just take a guess at C.

0:32:460:32:49

-Hold on. C?

-Yeah.

-It's not even called The Apprentice.

-I know that!

0:32:490:32:54

I know that!

0:32:540:32:56

-It's the composer he wants.

-OK, all right. Oh, yeah. Go on.

0:32:560:32:59

It's the composer, remember, that we're after.

0:32:590:33:01

Yeah, we're going to say C, Beethoven.

0:33:010:33:03

OK, C, Beethoven, say Tim and Saira. Now, Jeff and Peter.

0:33:030:33:08

I think we'll deal with D which was Summertime. Was that by Gershwin?

0:33:080:33:13

Well, we think... Yeah, I think it was E, actually.

0:33:130:33:17

-But are we safest with B, do you think?

-Probably safest with B.

0:33:170:33:20

We think B and we think it's The Nutcracker and Tchaikovsky.

0:33:200:33:24

Tchaikovsky, say Jeff and Peter. Tchaikovsky.

0:33:240:33:27

So, we have Beethoven and Tchaikovsky.

0:33:270:33:30

Saira and Tim said Beethoven for C.

0:33:300:33:32

Let's see if that's right and how many said it.

0:33:320:33:35

-Uh-er.

-No, I'm afraid not Beethoven.

0:33:360:33:39

Now, Jeff and Peter have said Tchaikovsky for B.

0:33:390:33:42

Let's see if that's right and how many people said it.

0:33:420:33:45

It just has to be right at this point.

0:33:450:33:47

-It's right!

-Yes!

-And you win the point. Well done.

0:33:490:33:52

58. APPLAUSE

0:33:520:33:55

Good enough, Jeff and Peter.

0:33:550:33:57

That means, after two questions, you're through to the final, 2-0.

0:33:570:34:00

Well played. We've gone very high-end, all of a sudden,

0:34:000:34:03

with plants and then classical music.

0:34:030:34:05

-It's almost like the producer's trying to win a BAFTA.

-Yeah!

0:34:050:34:09

-Good luck with that.

-Good luck with that, yeah.

0:34:090:34:11

Now, we'll take a tiny listen to each of them and say who they are.

0:34:110:34:16

# Ma il mio mistero... #

0:34:160:34:18

That's Nessun Dorma from Turandot by Puccini.

0:34:180:34:22

-Oh, Puccini!

-Puccini.

0:34:220:34:24

That would have scored you 22.

0:34:240:34:26

Let's have a listen to C.

0:34:260:34:28

MUSIC: Dance Of The Knights from Romeo And Juliet

0:34:280:34:31

-What is it called?

-That's so annoying.

0:34:310:34:33

-It's called The Apprentice.

-Oh, it IS called The Apprentice!

0:34:330:34:36

-And it's by Lord Sugar.

-It's from Romeo And Juliet by Prokofiev.

0:34:360:34:41

-Prokofiev, the answer.

-Oh, that's it!

-Would have scored you 15 points.

0:34:410:34:45

-Oh, that was good.

-Mmm.

-Let's listen to D.

0:34:450:34:49

# Largo al factotum della citta... #

0:34:490:34:52

That's from The Barber Of Seville by Rossini. Would have scored you 7.

0:34:520:34:57

# Presto a bottega che l'alba e gia... #

0:34:570:34:59

-And Jeff, you were right on the last one.

-Oh!

0:34:590:35:01

It is, of course, Summertime from Porgy And Bess by George Gershwin.

0:35:010:35:06

Would have scored 31.

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There we are.

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

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I'm sorry, Saira and Tim.

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-Had you got hydrangea, it could all have been very different.

-Indeed.

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But I'm afraid we have to say goodbye to you.

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It's been brilliant having you on the show.

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-Saira and Tim.

-Thank you.

0:35:230:35:24

APPLAUSE

0:35:240:35:27

For Jeff and Peter, it's now time for our Pointless final.

0:35:270:35:30

APPLAUSE

0:35:300:35:32

Congratulations, Jeff and Peter. You have seen off all the competition

0:35:330:35:37

and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.

0:35:370:35:40

-Whoo!

-Miracles, miracles.

-Miracles.

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You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot for your charities

0:35:480:35:51

and at the end of today's show, the jackpot stands at £2,500.

0:35:510:35:55

APPLAUSE

0:35:550:35:57

Jeff, you said you've never lost anything in your life

0:35:570:36:00

and so it has proven. It's incredible.

0:36:000:36:03

You've come through, you've been shaking your dice,

0:36:030:36:05

you've been answering, by and large, quite well.

0:36:050:36:08

The first round, extremely low scores from you, so it's good.

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And here you are. You have ended up here.

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What would you like to see come up in this last round, Jeff?

0:36:130:36:16

Er, I'd like to see...music

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between 1967 and April '68.

0:36:200:36:25

LAUGHTER

0:36:250:36:27

-Peter?

-Um...

0:36:270:36:29

-Motor racing. Formula 1.

-OK.

0:36:310:36:33

You get to choose your category from the board we put up behind me.

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Let's hope there's something you like the look of today.

0:36:360:36:39

Today's selection is...

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What do you think?

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I think that both I and you will know something about the year 2004.

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Ballet Films, I have to say, is not a strong point.

0:36:570:37:00

Royal Families - it could be any royal family.

0:37:000:37:03

American Crime Writers...

0:37:030:37:05

-Not a strong point for me at all.

-2004.

0:37:060:37:09

2004. Did the dice say 2004? The dice said 2004.

0:37:090:37:14

-OK, Richard.

-Very best of luck. Three very different questions here.

0:37:140:37:17

Hopefully, one of these will suit you.

0:37:170:37:19

We are looking for any artist or band

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who had a number one single in 2004,

0:37:210:37:23

according to The Official Charts Company.

0:37:230:37:26

We are looking for any participant

0:37:260:37:29

in the first ever series of Strictly Come Dancing.

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That's any of the celebrities or any of their dance partners.

0:37:310:37:35

Or anybody who won a medal of any colour for Team GB

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in the Athens Olympics of 2004.

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So, acts who had UK number one singles,

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any participant on Strictly Come Dancing

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or any athletes at all who won a medal of any type

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for Team GB in the Athens Olympics.

0:37:480:37:51

As always, you've got up to a minute to come up with three answers.

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All you need to win that jackpot

0:37:550:37:56

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

0:37:560:38:00

-Yes.

-OK, let's put 60 seconds up on the clock. Your time starts now.

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OK, let's not...

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I don't think that Steve Redgrave would be a pointless answer.

0:38:090:38:16

Who did he row with?

0:38:160:38:18

Don't ask me that, Jeff.

0:38:190:38:22

Um, I think I'm doing well getting Steve Redgrave. Number one in 2004.

0:38:220:38:27

-In 2004...

-We've got to give the name of the song AND the artist?

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-Just the artist.

-Just the artist.

-Just the artist, OK.

0:38:320:38:36

-Well, I would say, 2004, Kylie Minogue?

-No.

0:38:360:38:40

Strictly Come Dancing, I haven't got a clue.

0:38:420:38:45

-Number one singles.

-UK number one singles in 2004.

0:38:470:38:50

INAUDIBLE DISCUSSION

0:38:500:38:53

-You can try.

-Ten seconds left.

-I'm happy to try that.

0:38:550:38:58

-We're ready.

-Yeah.

-We're struggling but we're ready.

0:39:010:39:04

OK, that is your time up.

0:39:040:39:07

Now, I need your three answers. What are you going to go for?

0:39:070:39:10

Team GB medallists at the Athens Olympics, Steve Redgrave.

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Steve Redgrave - lovely.

0:39:130:39:15

Number one singles, we are really unsure of,

0:39:150:39:18

-but I think punt for Kylie Minogue.

-Kylie Minogue.

0:39:180:39:21

-Strictly Come Dancing, um...

-Oh, 2004...

0:39:210:39:25

2004... Could be...

0:39:250:39:27

Rod Hull and Emu.

0:39:290:39:31

Rod Hull and Emu - that's a partnership, isn't it?

0:39:310:39:34

-The dice didn't say that.

-There we are.

0:39:340:39:36

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

0:39:360:39:40

-I think the top one.

-I agree.

-UK number one singles.

0:39:400:39:42

OK, we'll put Kylie last.

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Least likely to be pointless, I'm guessing,

0:39:440:39:46

-is probably Rod Hull and Emu.

-Yeah.

-We'll put them first.

0:39:460:39:50

Let's pop those answers on the board in that order. We've got...

0:39:500:39:54

Best of luck. Three answers on the board there.

0:39:580:40:01

Who knows, one of them might end up being pointless.

0:40:010:40:04

If that were to happen, you would win that jackpot.

0:40:040:40:06

What charities are you playing for?

0:40:060:40:08

-Jeff?

-I'm playing for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

-And Peter?

0:40:080:40:12

-I'm playing for Cancer Research UK.

-Very good.

0:40:120:40:16

APPLAUSE

0:40:160:40:19

Two excellent charities there.

0:40:190:40:21

Let's hope one of these answers might win that jackpot for them.

0:40:210:40:25

Your first answer, we were looking for participants

0:40:250:40:28

in the original series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2004.

0:40:280:40:31

-You went for Rod Hull and Emu.

-Good answer, Jeff.

0:40:310:40:34

It has to be right, then pointless, for you to win the jackpot,

0:40:340:40:37

so for £2,500, let's see how many people said Rod Hull and Emu.

0:40:370:40:41

-Nope.

-Oh, that's a surprise.

0:40:440:40:45

An incorrect answer, which means only two more shots at today's jackpot.

0:40:450:40:49

Your second answer was Steve Redgrave.

0:40:490:40:51

We were looking for medal winners from Team GB at the Athens Olympics.

0:40:510:40:55

Let's see how many people said Steve Redgrave.

0:40:550:40:58

For £2,500, is it right? Is it pointless?

0:40:580:41:00

-No!

-Oh.

-Bad luck.

0:41:030:41:06

Incorrect, which means

0:41:060:41:07

everything is now riding on your third and final answer.

0:41:070:41:10

We were looking for UK number ones from 2004

0:41:100:41:12

and you answered Kylie Minogue.

0:41:120:41:15

Let's see, for £2,500, is it right? Is it pointless?

0:41:150:41:19

-No, bad luck!

-Oh!

-Oh, I'm sorry.

0:41:210:41:24

Three big red crosses there.

0:41:240:41:27

APPLAUSE

0:41:270:41:29

You didn't manage to find that vital pointless answer.

0:41:290:41:31

You didn't manage to find that vital CORRECT answer,

0:41:310:41:34

so I'm afraid you don't go away with today's jackpot for your charities.

0:41:340:41:38

However, as it is a celebrity special

0:41:380:41:39

and each celebrity is playing for a charity,

0:41:390:41:41

we are going to donate £500 to each celebrity pair

0:41:410:41:44

so you can split that between your charities.

0:41:440:41:47

-APPLAUSE

-All right, mate, well done.

0:41:470:41:49

It's been great having you on the show.

0:41:490:41:52

You played very well throughout and don't forget, you get to take home

0:41:520:41:55

a Pointless trophy for your troubles, so there we are.

0:41:550:41:57

-Great stuff.

-Valiant effort.

0:41:570:41:59

Steve Redgrave's last medal was in 2000, I'm afraid.

0:41:590:42:02

Kylie Minogue had three top ten singles in 2004, but no number ones.

0:42:020:42:05

Let's take a look at the pointless answers in the different categories.

0:42:050:42:08

UK number ones.

0:42:080:42:10

Busted had two number ones in that year. McFly had two number ones.

0:42:100:42:15

Streets - Dry Your Eyes was a number one.

0:42:150:42:18

In fact, every number one artist was pointless,

0:42:180:42:20

apart from Girls Aloud, Robbie Williams, Eminem,

0:42:200:42:22

Natasha Bedingfield, Peter Andre, U2 and Britney Spears.

0:42:220:42:25

Everybody else was pointless.

0:42:250:42:27

Let's take a look at the Strictly participants.

0:42:270:42:29

Erin Boag was one of the professional dancers.

0:42:290:42:33

Again, everything pointless, apart from Natasha Kaplinsky,

0:42:330:42:37

Brendan Cole, Anton du Beke, Camilla Dallerup and Christopher Parker.

0:42:370:42:40

Everyone else was pointless there.

0:42:400:42:43

And the athletes.

0:42:430:42:45

Amir Khan.

0:42:450:42:46

Ed Coode was one of the rowers.

0:42:460:42:48

Steve Williams, another of the rowers, also a pointless answer.

0:42:480:42:51

Kelly Sotherton, the heptathlete, got a bronze and Rebecca Romero.

0:42:510:42:55

Everyone was pointless, apart from Kelly Holmes, Chris Hoy,

0:42:550:42:57

Matthew Pinsent, Bradley Wiggins, Darren Campbell, Ben Ainslie,

0:42:570:43:00

Mark Lewis-Francis, James Cracknell and Marlon Devonish.

0:43:000:43:03

-Well done if you got a pointless answer at home.

-Thanks, Rich.

0:43:030:43:06

Unfortunately, we have to say goodbye to you,

0:43:060:43:08

but it's been great having you on the show. Jeff and Peter.

0:43:080:43:11

-APPLAUSE

-Thank you.

-Thank you very much.

0:43:110:43:13

-Well done.

-Well done.

-Join us next time,

0:43:130:43:15

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

0:43:150:43:18

-It's goodbye from Richard.

-Goodbye.

-And it's goodbye from me. Goodbye.

0:43:180:43:22

APPLAUSE

0:43:220:43:24

Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman present a special business edition of the general knowledge quiz in which four teams of celebrities try to come up with the answers that no-one else could think of. Presented by Alexander Armstrong and co-host Richard Osman, and featuring Jacqueline Gold and Richard Farleigh, Tim Campbell and Saira Khan, Michelle Mone and Declan Curry, and Peter Ratcliffe and Jeff Salmon.