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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 soap edition of Pointless Celebrities,

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the show where we are always striving for the most obscure answers.

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Let's meet today's Pointless celebrities.

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APPLAUSE

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-Couple number one.

-I'm Joe Swash

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and I used to play Mickey Miller in EastEnders.

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I'm John Altman, mainly known for Nick Cotton in EastEnders

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and I also played George Harrison in Birth Of The Beatles,

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a while back now.

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APPLAUSE

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Couple number two.

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Hello, my name's Nick Pickard and for the past 20 years,

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I've been playing Tony Hutchinson in TV's Hollyoaks.

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I'm Ali Bastian and I used to work alongside Nick on Hollyoaks.

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APPLAUSE

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Couple number three.

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Hi, I'm Victoria Bush and I'm probably best known

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for playing Sonya Donnegan in Waterloo Road.

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And my name is Zaraah Abrahams

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and I played Michaela White in Waterloo Road.

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APPLAUSE

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And finally, couple number four.

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Sharon Maughan and I did a coffee commercial,

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for those that might remember,

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and then I did Holby City with my lovely friend Tina.

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I'm Tina Hobley and I played Chrissie in Holby

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and Sharon played my mother.

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Oh! Thanks!

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APPLAUSE

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Thanks very much, all of you.

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We will find out more about you throughout the show.

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

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Like the governor of the Bank of England,

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at some point, he is certain to raise our interest rate,

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-it's my Pointless friend Richard.

-Hiya. Evening, everybody.

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APPLAUSE

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-Good evening to you.

-And to you.

-This will be fun, won't it?

-I know!

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I'm worried that podium one are... A real marriage of two halves there.

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We've got John, who has been on before and done very well before

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and next to him, we've got Joe,

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-who's been on before and did less well.

-All right.

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Tina's also been on before, but everyone else, we welcome you.

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-I think podium two might be dark horses.

-Really?

-The Hollyoaks team.

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Round One is a good one.

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As soon as you hear the question, everyone will panic,

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but actually it's one of those ones

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that I think we all know more answers to than we think at first.

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It's going to be interesting.

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Some people at home will do unbelievably well on question one.

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Thank you very much indeed.

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All of 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 answers,

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ones that none of our 100 people gave.

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Each time that happens, we will add £250 to the jackpot.

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As today's show is a celebrity special - each celebrity is playing

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for a nominated charity - 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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All you have to remember is that the pair with the highest score

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at the end of each round will be eliminated

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and your job is to make sure you are not that pair.

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Also, there is to be no conferring

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until we get to the head-to-head round.

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Our first category this evening is...

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That's all right. Sitcoms.

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

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

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Let's find out what the question is.

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We gave 100 people 100 seconds to name...

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Only Fools And Horses characters. Richard.

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We are looking for the name of any character

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who's appeared in more than one episode of Only Fools And Horses,

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all the way through from 1981 to 2003. Any named character

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who's been in more than one episode of Only Fools And Horses.

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We won't accept recurring extras, like "market trader two"

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and things like that, but any named character in that series.

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-Best of luck.

-There we are. Thank you. Now, Joe, welcome back.

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-Thank you vey much.

-Made it to Round Two last time.

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Yeah, Round Two, but I blame my mum for that. She dragged me down.

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Yeah, Joe's mum was his partner on this, just to clear that one up.

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-Yeah, she was rubbish!

-Yeah. And you were brilliant, Joe.

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Thank you very much! I don't think I was very much better than her

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but John's been to the head-to-head before, so I'm hoping,

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with his general knowledge, and I've got some obscure knowledge...

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How good's your Only Fools And Horses knowledge?

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It's all right. I know all the main characters,

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it's just trying to find an obscure one.

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-They only have to be in more than one episode.

-Yeah.

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Joe, what are you up to at the moment?

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This year, I'm going to be doing some more acting.

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-It's about time!

-Oh, thank you very much.

-It's about time.

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We've loved having you on here, but you've done various -

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what do you call them? - factual, entertainment shows.

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Yeah, I've done more presenting, documentary stuff

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and spin-off shows. I want to continue doing that but this year,

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-I want to do some more acting.

-So what are you going to do?

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There's a couple of things in the pipeline, nothing at the moment.

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No-one's phoned me yet.

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It's annoying they've cancelled Downton Abbey, isn't it?

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I'd be perfect for that, wouldn't I? Upstairs. Yeah, definitely.

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OK, Joe, any characters from Only Fools And Horses.

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The geezer behind the pub, I forgot his name -

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he would have been a good one. Oh!

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LAUGHTER

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I know all the other ones are going to score highly.

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Who's the geezer who works behind the caff?

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All right, it's just going to have to be a high one really.

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-I don't know. I'll go with Boycie.

-OK, Boycie, says Joe.

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

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-It's right.

-That's all right. Go on!

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-That's going down. 48.

-Not bad.

-It's under 50.

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That's better than I thought, yeah.

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-48 for Boycie.

-It is very tough on that first podium

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when you're the first one to go as well.

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I would say that's damage limitation.

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I imagine there'll be some other big scorers, as this round goes on.

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Played by John Challis, Boycie.

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-Wonderful. Thank you. Now, Ali.

-Yes.

-Ali, welcome.

-Thank you.

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Now, Hollyoaks you did with Nick. How long were you in Hollyoaks for?

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-About six years.

-Then you went to The Bill.

-Yeah.

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And you've been in the West End since then, haven't you?

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-You've been in Chicago.

-Yeah, I played Roxie in Chicago,

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on a UK tour. I was in town doing Burn The Floor,

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which is a Latin and ballroom dance show.

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-Very good. Were you an avid watcher of Only Fools And Horses, Ali?

-Yes.

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-Do you think, enough to remember characters' names?

-I hope so.

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I'm going to go with Cassandra.

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-She played my mum when I was little in a TV show.

-Lovely.

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OK, so, Cassandra, says Ali.

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

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It is right. 48 is our only score so far and you pass it.

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-42.

-Oh.

-There we are, Joe.

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APPLAUSE You're in good company

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in the 40s. 42.

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Well played, Ali. Played by Gwyneth Strong, of course.

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Thank you very much indeed. Victoria.

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-Hello.

-Victoria, welcome to the show. Lovely to have you.

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-You were in Waterloo Road up till the end.

-Oh, yeah.

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-Cos it finished in March, 2015, didn't it?

-Yeah, it did.

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-That must have been sad.

-It was quite sad.

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-How close to the last scene were you?

-Oh, I was there on the last day.

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-HE GULPS

-Yeah, I know. I had tears.

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I left before I could... before anyone could see me

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cos I knew I would break down.

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And I'd had quite a lot of crying scenes leading up to...

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So you were in the mood.

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No, cos I didn't want people to think I found it really easy to cry,

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so I needed to be seen to go away quickly before everyone was like,

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"Oh, she can do that really easy", so I slipped away.

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Only Fools And Horses - is this a gift of a round to you?

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-Well, I'm going to go for a bit of a curveball.

-Good.

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-I'm going to go for Damien Trotter.

-Damien Trotter.

-Very good.

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Look, there's general approbation

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and you get that "bee" noise from the audience, when they go, "Mmm."

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It's the sign of a good answer or a terrible answer.

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I'm just thinking that it's so close to the end

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that people might have forgotten about it.

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

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It's right. 48's our high score, 42's our low.

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You pass the high, you pass the low.

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-31. Very well done indeed.

-Whoo!

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APPLAUSE

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That's a very good answer, Victoria. Well played.

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He's played by five different actors, Damien.

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-It's not the sort of thing that would happen in a soap.

-No.

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LAUGHTER

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-There's an older Damien as well - Douglas Hodge plays him.

-Ah.

-Yeah.

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-Didn't know that. Thank you.

-Pleasure.

-Now, Tina. Tina, welcome.

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-Xander.

-How many years were you in Holby?

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I was in for 12 years. 12 glorious years.

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-Yeah, and then you left, 18 months ago or something like that?

-Yes.

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And you're now touring. You're doing Dead Simple.

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-I'm doing a Peter James play, which I'm absolutely loving.

-Yeah.

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I haven't been in a play for a very long time, so I'm loving that.

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-And I'm doing radio.

-Of course, you've got your Smooth show.

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On a Sunday, 10 till 2.

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Your family must have thought they were going to see you again

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and they're not. As soon as you finished Holby, you were back off.

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-No, I'm around.

-You're around.

-Yeah.

-What are you going to go for, Tina,

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-of our Only Fools And Horses characters?

-Well, I grew up...

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My whole family loved this show.

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It was a real Christmas, fall asleep around the TV watching this.

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I'm going to go for Boycie's wife, Marlene.

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Marlene, says Tina. Marlene.

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

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It's right. 48 our high score, 31 our low. You pass 48.

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-36.

-Oh! Very good!

-APPLAUSE

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Nice grouping.

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-36 for Marlene.

-Well played, Tina.

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Four very good answers in that round.

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It's going to be interesting on the way back.

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Picking off some of the mid-level characters here.

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Played by Sue Holderness. She's only in 20 episodes, Marlene.

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It seems like she's such a presence throughout, but only in 20 episodes.

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Thanks very much. We're halfway through the round.

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Let's look at those scores. Very close.

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31, Victoria, the best score of the pass. Well done.

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Then up to 36, where we find Tina and Sharon.

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Then up to 42, Ali and Nick

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and 48, Joe and John. Very close.

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Nice little family grouping there, so anything could happen.

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And, as Richard says, gets quite interesting,

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now that some of the easier shots have been taken.

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What's going to happen in the next pass? Best of luck.

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Can the second players please step up to the podium?

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Sharon, a very warm welcome to Pointless.

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-Lovely to have you here.

-Thank you.

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-When did you leave Holby?

-Quite soon after I started.

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No, it wasn't. I did about four and a half years.

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-I left in 2007, a long time ago.

-Four and a half years.

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How many episodes do you get done in four and a half years?

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-I have no idea.

-Lots, I expect.

-Lots.

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It's hard work, real graft. Loved every minute of it.

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When you've been in a medical drama like that...

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Yeah, I can't save anybody's life anywhere!

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No, but do you somehow, nonetheless, feel

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that you have a slightly heightened sense of medical procedure?

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-Absolutely not!

-Really? So, if somebody suddenly ran in and said,

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"Is there a doctor here?" and no-one put their hand up,

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would you be waiting for them to say,

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"Has anyone played some sort of medical role here?"

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I wouldn't be waiting, but if they said that, I'd say, "Yes",

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but it would make no difference

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to me helping them in any way at all.

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-You'd know how to put...

-Drip.

-A drip in, exactly. Do a suture.

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I'd call Tina and ask her cos she remembers.

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She was in it a lot longer than me.

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Sharon, we want any named character from Only Fools And Horses.

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My knowledge is limited,

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so I have to go for...um...Rodney.

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Ooh... Sorry, Tina.

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Rodney, OK. Good. Here is your red line. It's quite low.

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Let's see if you get below that with Rodney.

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How many of our 100 people said Rodney?

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It's right. Whoa, 85.

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APPLAUSE

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Do you know what though? The round is not yet over.

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That takes your total up to 121. You could very easily be through

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to the next round on that.

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-It's going to get harder as it gets down here, isn't it, Joe?

-Yeah.

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It's a correct answer - that's all we needed you to do.

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If anyone else gets 100, you are safely through,

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so much better than getting a wrong answer,

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-getting 85.

-Indeed. There we are. Now, Zaraah, welcome.

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-Thank you.

-Welcome to Pointless.

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How old were you when you started in Corrie?

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Er, very young, cos I remember plucking my eyebrows far too much.

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I think I was 19 when I started Coronation Street.

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-Corrie and then to Waterloo Road.

-Then to Waterloo Road, yeah.

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And now, you're in the States. You're in The Knick.

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-Yeah.

-Where do you film that?

-New York.

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-That's exciting!

-Yeah, it's amazing.

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The cast are amazing, the crew are amazing

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-and New York is just the icing on the cake, so...

-And doable.

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It's not that far, is it? LA is a good deal further away.

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-Yeah, it's only six and a half hours, so...

-OK, you're on 31.

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If you can get 89 or less,

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-you're through to the next round.

-OK.

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I'm going to go for...Mickey.

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-Mickey.

-Yeah.

-OK.

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Here is your red line.

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If you can get below this with Mickey,

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you're through to the next round. How many people said Mickey?

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It's right and you're through.

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-12.

-Whoo!

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Best score of the round so far. APPLAUSE

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Very well done indeed, Zaraah. Takes your total up to 43.

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Well played, Zaraah. That was going to be MY answer, as well.

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Mickey Pearce, played by Patrick Murray.

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Always had the little pork pie hat.

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Yeah, on his head, yeah.

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-Thanks very much indeed. Now, Nick, welcome.

-Hello.

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Not just IN Hollyoaks but the father of the show, in a manner of speaking.

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-Yeah.

-You're the longest-serving character.

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I've been there since the first episode.

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-The sparks all call me Ken Barlow.

-LAUGHTER

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What have been the big changes since then?

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-There's been loads...

-Colour telly.

-Yeah, basically.

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I've just been really happy there, though, for 20 years.

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I went up there when I was 19

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and fell in love with the place and the people,

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cos we shoot it up in Liverpool,

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and I'm still there, still plodding on.

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OK, you're on 42. If you can score 78 or less, you're into Round Two.

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Tina had mine. I don't know whether to play it safe

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or go for one I'm not sure of, but I think I'll play it safe.

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I'll try Raquel.

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-Yeah.

-Raquel, says Nick. Here's your red line.

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Get below that with Raquel, you're in Round Two.

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-Well done!

-Ooh!

-Come on!

-Very good indeed.

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37.

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APPLAUSE

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37 takes your total up to 79.

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Very well played, Nick. Played by Tessa Peake-Jones.

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I said at the start, it's one of those ones when you think,

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"I can't name that many", and they keep coming to mind.

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It's such a famous show, such brilliantly drawn characters.

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Thank you, Richard.

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Now, John, the many things you've achieved over the years.

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You have achieved many.

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You, I discover, were 2001 Rear of the Year.

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-I've no idea how I got it.

-What do you do to get Rear of the Year?

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I don't know. It must have been Nick Cotton's tight black jeans.

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You turn up and pick up the award?

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-Yeah, and I got some slimming aid as well.

-Really?

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I've still got the award. It was a tray, I believe.

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And a big do in a swanky hotel in Knightsbridge.

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-And you're writing your autobiography, John.

-Yes.

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It's a good therapy,

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but it turned out to be... That's why I did it in the first place,

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and then I just kept it going.

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-That's good. Have you come up with a good name yet?

-There are two, yeah.

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-Two working titles. One is In The Nick Of Time.

-Very nice.

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That's a good one!

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And one's a line which is in one of the stories -

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Wild Days And Wicked Nights.

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If you saw that at the airport, would you go for it?

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-Definitely.

-Wild Days And Wicked Nights?

-Yeah, would you have a look?

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I'm almost certain I've read that before, I'm sure.

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-Good thinking.

-So, anyway, you're on 48.

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The high-scorers on the far podium there, Tina and Sharon, on 121,

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so 72 or less gets you through.

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Yes, I've...

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I'm going to go for Denzil.

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-Denzil, says John. Denzil. Ooh, see, there the buzz.

-Go on, John!

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Like so many bees in some lavender. There we are. There is your red line.

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Let's see if you can get below that. How many people said Denzil?

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-It's right and you've done it.

-Oh.

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-Wow!

-Look at that! 16!

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APPLAUSE

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The second lowest score of the round. Very well done. 64 is your total.

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-Good work.

-Great answer, John. Very well played.

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Played by Paul Barber. I'll go through some of the low scorers

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before we look at the pointless answers

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cos I know lots of people will have picked different people.

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The guy who works behind the bar is Mike.

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-I knew it was Mike!

-Would have scored you 18 points.

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-What about the old man in the caff?

-Is Sid.

-Oh, I thought it was Alfie.

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-LAUGHTER

-Sid would have scored you 2 points.

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Roy Slater, lots of people might have said,

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played by Jim Broadbent, the cop. He would have scored you 4 points.

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-What about Grandad?

-Grandad would have scored you 49.

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Uncle Albert would have scored you 50, so 1 point different there.

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Let's look through the pointless answers. There's a few of them.

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You'd have done well to get any of these though.

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Joyce and Julie are both barmaids in the Nag's Head.

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Karen and Maureen, both barmaids as well.

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Nula Conwell played Maureen, later went on to star in The Bill.

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Nerys, another barmaid.

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Detective Sergeant Terence Hoskins and Boycie and Marlene's son Tyler.

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Well done if you said that.

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Thanks very much indeed.

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

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-I'm so sorry, Sharon and Tina.

-Don't be, that's fine.

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-Tough round. Tough round if you didn't know.

-So tough.

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Might you have got any of the other characters, though?

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Did some of those sound familiar?

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I never really watched the show but they sounded familiar.

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-Sharon and Tina, lovely to have you here.

-Thank you.

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Thanks for playing. See you again soon.

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Sharon and Tina. 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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Well, here we are in Round Two

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and you'll have noticed that one of our pairs has left

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which means we're down to three and at the end of this round,

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we'll have to say goodbye to another pair.

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Best of luck. Our category for Round Two is...

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-Oh...

-Hooray!

-UK Geography.

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Can you decide in your pairs who's going first, who's going 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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UK place names that begin with the same letters, Richard.

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On each board, we'll show you six trios of place names from the UK.

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All of the trios start with the same series of letters

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but we've missed those letters out.

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All you have to do is fill in the gaps, please. Best of luck.

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There will be six on each board, 12 in all to have a go at home.

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-Best of luck.

-Thanks, Richard.

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So, we are looking for the missing letters

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that are shared by these groups of places.

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Here's our first board. This is fun. I like this.

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-That's tough, isn't it?

-It's tough to read out!

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I'm going to read those one last time.

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John.

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Hmm.

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I quite like my geography and I've toured a lot,

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so I do know most of them.

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It's just a matter of thinking hard about which ones they won't know.

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I'm going to go for...the bottom one.

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Ashford, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

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OK, so "Ash" is what John is saying.

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

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It's right.

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53.

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APPLAUSE

0:20:450:20:47

-Not bad. 53.

-Yeah, good answer.

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Ashby-de-la-Zouch is one of the best-named towns in Britain,

0:20:520:20:55

-isn't it?

-Just fabulous.

-De-la-Zouch.

-De-la-Zouch.

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-Thank you, Richard. Ali.

-Yes.

-This is fun!

-It is.

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-I've got one or two.

-Yes.

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But I think they may be the ones that everybody else has got,

0:21:060:21:10

unfortunately. Shall I give it a whirl?

0:21:100:21:13

ALI SIGHS

0:21:130:21:15

I think I'm going to have to go for...

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Yes?

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-Harrogate, Hartlepool and Harpenden.

-Where hurricanes hardly ever happen.

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OK, let's see if you're right with "Har".

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

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It's right.

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-Well...69.

-Oh, well...

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-It was right.

-It was right.

-It was good.

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-Nothing wrong with that.

-A very good score.

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Yeah, Harrogate was actually voted the happiest place

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-to live in the UK in 2013 and 2014.

-Thanks very much indeed, Richard.

0:21:490:21:53

-Victoria, this board is all yours.

-Yeah...

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I think it's easier than it originally looks.

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It's the middle two that are getting me cos I know that I know them

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but I'm trying to get the information from the back there

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and it's not happening.

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So, I'm going to have to go for Colchester, Coleraine, Colwyn Bay.

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Oh, that's good. That's a good one.

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Let's see how many people said "Col" for that.

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Ooh, 74.

0:22:220:22:24

-Yeah.

-APPLAUSE

0:22:240:22:25

Ignore ME! I thought that was going a long way down.

0:22:250:22:28

I'm so sorry, Victoria.

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Good answer, though, 74.

0:22:300:22:31

Victoria's right. It's the two in the middle

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that are the best scorers on that board. The one at the top -

0:22:340:22:37

Canterbury, Canvey Island and Canary Wharf

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would have scored you 90 points.

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The next one - "gate" might be the clue in this one.

0:22:420:22:45

-It's a seaside town.

-That one I have got. "Rams."

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Ramsey, Ramsbottom and Ramsgate. Would have scored 34.

0:22:470:22:51

-And the next one down. There's two villages there.

-"Oak".

-It's not.

0:22:510:22:55

-Where do YOU live?

-Oh, it's Oxshott. Oh, I see! For heaven's sake!

0:22:550:22:59

-You've got Oxshott, Oxford and Oxenholme.

-Ah!

0:22:590:23:02

And that would have scored 16 points. Well done if you said that.

0:23:020:23:05

-Thank you vey much.

-Pleasure.

-We're halfway through the round.

0:23:050:23:08

Let's look at the scores. 53, where we find John and Joe -

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very much in pole position at this point.

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Then up to 69 where we find Ali and Nick.

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Then up to 74, where we find Victoria and Zaraah.

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But you're all close. Anything can happen in the next round.

0:23:180:23:21

Let's hope there's something on the next board you like, Zaraah.

0:23:210:23:24

-You'll be the first person to answer, so you can pick at will.

-Right.

0:23:240:23:28

Can the second players please step up to the podium?

0:23:280:23:31

OK, let's put six more places with bits missing on the board

0:23:350:23:38

and here they are.

0:23:380:23:40

I'll read those all again.

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-Phwoa, there we go! Zaraah.

-Yes.

-You want to score as low as possible

0:24:190:24:23

-because you're the high-scorers.

-Right.

0:24:230:24:26

So, the only one I really recognise,

0:24:260:24:29

which might be half the world...is "Pres".

0:24:290:24:35

-The bottom one.

-OK.

0:24:350:24:37

Prestwich, Prestonpans, Prestatyn.

0:24:370:24:40

No red line. Let's see how many people said Prestonpans etc.

0:24:400:24:44

It's right.

0:24:460:24:48

40.

0:24:500:24:52

APPLAUSE

0:24:520:24:54

That's our lowest score of the round so far,

0:24:540:24:56

so let's hope it's enough to keep you in. 114 is your total.

0:24:560:24:59

Well played, Zaraah. It's a good answer.

0:24:590:25:01

-Prestonpans is a great name for a town.

-Mmm.

0:25:010:25:03

-It's just to the east of Edinburgh.

-Thanks very much indeed.

0:25:030:25:06

Now, Nick, you have a target, which is 44 or less.

0:25:060:25:10

Right, I'm going to go with the second one

0:25:100:25:12

cos it's not too far from where I live, actually.

0:25:120:25:15

W-A-R.

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"War". Warwick, Warminster and Warrington.

0:25:160:25:19

That looks like a good answer.

0:25:190:25:21

There's your red line. Get below that and you are through.

0:25:210:25:24

It's right.

0:25:270:25:29

-Ooh. 55.

-Oh!

0:25:290:25:31

APPLAUSE

0:25:310:25:33

55 takes your total up to 124. Good news on podium three there.

0:25:330:25:37

They all look so complicated when you first see them,

0:25:370:25:40

then when you work them out, it's so satisfying. But 55 is a big score.

0:25:400:25:43

Warwick Castle was built

0:25:430:25:45

under the orders of YOUR ancestor.

0:25:450:25:48

-Indeed.

-William the Conqueror.

-Indeed.

0:25:480:25:50

-Thanks very much, Richard. Now then, Joe.

-Yes.

-70 or less.

0:25:500:25:55

-That's what we need from you.

-Well, I only know one of them.

0:25:550:25:58

I've been asking John to give me something for ages

0:25:580:26:01

and he's become like the teacher. He won't give me nothing now.

0:26:010:26:05

-He's scared of you, Alexandra.

-Yeah, well.

0:26:050:26:08

-Alexan-DER.

-I know the top one.

-LAUGHTER

0:26:080:26:11

-I don't know. It kind of suits you.

-Yeah...

0:26:110:26:15

I know the top one, so we'll go for "New".

0:26:150:26:17

-OK, Newmarket, Newquay, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

-Yeah.

0:26:170:26:20

There's your red line. You have to get below that with "New".

0:26:200:26:23

It's quite high but let's see

0:26:230:26:25

-how many of our 100 people said "New".

-Come on!

0:26:250:26:28

-Oh!

-What?

-94!

-What?!

0:26:300:26:32

-It didn't come down!

-I know. Well, 94.

0:26:320:26:36

APPLAUSE Oh, Joe.

0:26:360:26:39

147 is your total.

0:26:390:26:41

I think it's the "Castle Upon Tyne" bit that's just... It's... Yeah.

0:26:410:26:45

-Give that to 100 people and that's sort of a giveaway, isn't it?

-Yeah.

0:26:450:26:49

Yeah, 94 is a very big score, bigger than anything on the first board.

0:26:490:26:53

Do you know the third one down, Xander?

0:26:530:26:55

Um, Tenterden, so Tenbury Wells?

0:26:550:26:57

Yeah, so Tenby in Wales, Tenterden in Kent and Tenbury Wells.

0:26:570:27:00

Would have scored 28.

0:27:000:27:02

That's the best answer on this board, actually.

0:27:020:27:04

-The next one down?

-Portishead.

-Portmeirion, Porthmadog.

0:27:040:27:08

-Would have scored 65.

-And Barney. Barnard Castle.

-"Barn".

0:27:080:27:12

Barnard Castle, Barnsley, Barnstaple. 72 for that.

0:27:120:27:16

-Some big scorers there.

-There we are. Thanks very much, Richard.

0:27:160:27:19

So, at the end of our second round, I'm sorry...

0:27:190:27:22

Joe, you were THAT close to making it through to the head-to-head.

0:27:220:27:25

Yeah. I think this is the same spot I went out last time.

0:27:250:27:29

I thought you were over there.

0:27:290:27:31

-No, no, the same round as I went out last time.

-Oh, I see what you mean.

0:27:310:27:35

-Yeah.

-You're right, it was Round Two.

0:27:350:27:37

It was my mum's fault the first time. It's John's fault today.

0:27:370:27:41

-Listen, it's been lovely having you back.

-Thanks.

0:27:410:27:44

-Joe and John, please come back again. Great to see you.

-Thank you.

0:27:440:27:48

-APPLAUSE

-Sorry, John.

0:27:480:27:50

-That's all right.

-Sorry, mate.

0:27:500:27:51

For Zaraah and Victoria, Ali and Nick, it's time for our head-to-head.

0:27:510:27:54

APPLAUSE

0:27:540:27:57

Congratulations, Zaraah and Victoria, Ali and Nick.

0:27:570:28:00

You're now one step closer to the final

0:28:000:28:02

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

0:28:020:28:07

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:28:070:28:09

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

0:28:110:28:14

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

0:28:140:28:17

The difference is you can confer from here on in, you play as a team,

0:28:170:28:20

which takes some of the pressure off.

0:28:200:28:22

The first player to win two questions goes through the final and plays for that jackpot.

0:28:220:28:25

Best of luck to both pairs. Let's play it.

0:28:250:28:27

APPLAUSE

0:28:270:28:29

Here comes your first question and it concerns...

0:28:330:28:36

LAUGHTER Famous Feet - that old chestnut!

0:28:390:28:41

We're going to show you five clues to people or characters

0:28:410:28:44

who are famous for their feet.

0:28:440:28:45

You just need to name the most obscure, please.

0:28:450:28:48

Let's reveal our five pairs of feet, our ten feet, and here they are.

0:28:480:28:52

I'll read those one last time.

0:29:150:29:17

Zaraah and Victoria, you are our low-scorers, so you will go first.

0:29:330:29:37

We kind of knew...

0:29:370:29:39

We know three for sure,

0:29:390:29:41

-so we're going to go with the one that we think's the lowest.

-Yeah.

0:29:410:29:46

-Yeah?

-Yeah.

0:29:460:29:48

Hermes, the Greek messenger god often pictured with...

0:29:480:29:51

-TOGETHER:

-Wing-ed sandals.

0:29:510:29:53

-Wing-ed sandals.

-Wing-ed sandals, no less.

-Hermes, you're going to say.

0:29:530:29:57

Very good. Ali and Nick, the board's all yours.

0:29:570:30:00

-Talk us through it.

-We don't know three.

0:30:000:30:02

We only know one, so we'll have to go with that one.

0:30:030:30:06

-We're going to go with Zola Budd for number two.

-Zola Budd.

0:30:060:30:09

So we have Hermes and Zola Budd. Zaraah and Victoria said Hermes.

0:30:090:30:13

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

0:30:130:30:16

It is right.

0:30:180:30:20

Look at that! 21!

0:30:240:30:26

APPLAUSE

0:30:260:30:28

21, with the wing-ed sandals. Ali and Nick have gone for Zola Budd.

0:30:290:30:33

Let's see if that's right

0:30:330:30:35

for the athlete who set a world record in 1985.

0:30:350:30:37

How many people said Zola Budd?

0:30:370:30:39

-Is it going to...?

-Oh!

-Oh, 47.

0:30:440:30:46

APPLAUSE

0:30:460:30:48

Good answer, high score. Well done, Zaraah and Victoria.

0:30:480:30:52

-After one question, you're up 1-0.

-That's a very good answer.

0:30:520:30:55

-I'm wearing a pair of wing-ed sandals at the moment.

-So you are.

0:30:550:30:59

There's actually one answer up there that would have beaten that.

0:30:590:31:03

It's not the top answer. That's Shirley Bassey

0:31:030:31:05

and would have scored you 25.

0:31:050:31:08

It's not the middle one. That's the biggest answer on the board.

0:31:080:31:11

-Sandie Shaw.

-Sandie Shaw, 57.

0:31:110:31:14

-The bottom one is...?

-Theresa May.

0:31:140:31:16

Theresa May and that would have scored you 19 points.

0:31:160:31:20

Someone at a Tory fundraiser paid £17,500

0:31:200:31:23

-to go shoe shopping with Theresa May.

-Wow!

-Yeah, I know!

-Wow!

0:31:230:31:27

You'd want a pair of wing-ed sandals by the end of that, wouldn't you,

0:31:270:31:30

-if you paid that money?

-Yeah. LAUGHTER

0:31:300:31:33

Thanks very much. Here comes your second question.

0:31:330:31:35

Ali and Nick get to answer it first but you have to win it

0:31:350:31:38

to stay in the game, so best of luck. It concerns...

0:31:380:31:40

Popular pub names, Richard.

0:31:430:31:45

We're going to show you some pairs of pictures

0:31:450:31:47

and together they make up popular pub names from the UK.

0:31:470:31:50

Can you guess the most obscure of these?

0:31:500:31:52

Let's reveal our clues to popular pub names and here they come.

0:31:520:31:55

There we are. OK, take a moment and confer.

0:32:250:32:29

-Ali and Nick.

-Yeah.

0:32:290:32:31

-King's...

-Hands? That's not it.

-King's Head?

-That's not it.

0:32:310:32:36

-Are we going to go Fox and Hounds?

-I guess so.

-Yeah?

0:32:380:32:41

It might be goodnight for us.

0:32:410:32:44

-We'll go with D, Fox and Hounds.

-OK, Fox and Hounds, say Ali and Nick.

0:32:470:32:52

Fox and Hounds. OK, Zaraah and Victoria,

0:32:520:32:55

do you fancy talking us through the rest of that board?

0:32:550:32:58

Obviously A is King's Arms.

0:32:580:33:01

-C...

-Is that a football manager or a politician?

0:33:010:33:06

The one with the microphone and the dark glasses?

0:33:060:33:09

-No, not him!

-No!

-LAUGHTER

0:33:090:33:13

-No, up the top there. Yeah, the Beauty and the Beast?

-Yeah!

0:33:130:33:17

LAUGHTER

0:33:170:33:19

-I don't know! The Prince of Wales.

-Yeah.

-And the White Horse.

0:33:190:33:24

The White Horse. I think B could be, like, somebody Day. Holly Day pub?

0:33:240:33:30

-Holiday Pub?

-Holiday Inn?

-Yeah, Holiday Inn. No.

0:33:300:33:35

-No, we're going to go for the Prince of Wales.

-Yeah. Ooh, scared!

0:33:350:33:39

OK, the Prince of Wales.

0:33:390:33:41

So, we have the Fox and Hounds and the Prince of Wales.

0:33:410:33:43

Ali and Nick said the Fox and Hounds. Let's see if that's right for D.

0:33:430:33:47

Hope so!

0:33:490:33:51

-Oh!

-76.

0:33:520:33:53

APPLAUSE

0:33:530:33:56

76 for the Fox and Hounds.

0:33:560:33:58

-Zaraah and Victoria have gone for the Prince of Wales.

-No!

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The Prince of Wales for C. Let's see if that's right...

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I'm so scared. I can't bear this noise.

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..and how many of our 100 people said the Prince of Wales.

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It's right

0:34:130:34:14

-and you've done it!

-Oh!

-Very well done indeed.

0:34:140:34:17

You've done it by quite a margin. Look at that. 19.

0:34:170:34:20

APPLAUSE

0:34:200:34:22

19, which means, Zaraah and Victoria, after only two questions,

0:34:220:34:25

you are through to the final, 2-0.

0:34:250:34:28

Again, you picked the second best answer on the board,

0:34:280:34:30

so very impressive.

0:34:300:34:32

Good work from Waterloo Road over Hollyoaks, I'm afraid. 2-0.

0:34:320:34:35

A, you are right, is the King's Arms.

0:34:350:34:38

I didn't get that, isn't that terrible? 55 for that.

0:34:390:34:42

-I was thinking King's Hand?

-I was thinking King's Head.

0:34:420:34:45

Yeah, as soon as it wasn't the King's Head, I got so confused.

0:34:450:34:49

We'll leave B for a moment. E is the White Horse.

0:34:490:34:52

62. And B...

0:34:550:34:57

You know who the first one is - that's Holly Willoughby -

0:34:570:34:59

-but who's the second one?

-Jeb Bush.

-That is Jeb Bush.

0:34:590:35:02

You're going to hear a lot more about HIM.

0:35:020:35:04

The Holly Bush. 17 points, so the best answer on the board.

0:35:040:35:08

Now, the pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head,

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I'm sorry to say, it's Ali and Nick.

0:35:110:35:13

-It's been lovely having you on the show.

-Thank you.

-Thank you very much.

0:35:130:35:17

But they were just too good, is the honest truth. But thank you so much.

0:35:170:35:21

-Ali and Nick, wonderful contestants.

-Thank you.

-Thank you.

0:35:210:35:24

APPLAUSE

0:35:240:35:27

For Zaraah and Victoria, it's now time for our Pointless final.

0:35:270:35:30

Congratulations, Zaraah and Victoria.

0:35:330:35:36

You fought off all the competition valiantly

0:35:360:35:38

and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.

0:35:380:35:41

-Oh!

-Whoo-hoo!

-Oh, yay!

-Yay!

0:35:410:35:43

You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot.

0:35:490:35:51

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

0:35:510:35:54

There it is.

0:35:540:35:56

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:35:560:35:58

Well, it's been a... It's been a Waterloo Road rout.

0:35:590:36:03

You've just seen everyone off with consummate ease.

0:36:030:36:06

Each round, the lowest-scoring pair and then 2-0 in the head-to-head.

0:36:060:36:10

You get to choose your category...

0:36:100:36:12

I say "choose" - we put four impossible things up on the board

0:36:120:36:15

-and you have to pick one of them!

-Yes.

-That's how it works.

0:36:150:36:18

Let's see what today's selection looks like.

0:36:180:36:20

I hope there's some thing up there you like the look of.

0:36:200:36:22

"Flower" Films is going to be films with "Flower" in the titles of them.

0:36:290:36:33

-Reckon?

-Uh-huh. Sporting Dames?

0:36:330:36:36

I don't know anything about ladies in sport, sorry.

0:36:360:36:39

How old was I in 2008? Was I old enough to remember stuff? Yeah.

0:36:390:36:42

-Modern US Fiction - I'm not really a reader, terribly.

-OK, so no.

-No.

0:36:420:36:47

-So "Flower" Films?

-"Flower" Films.

-Yeah, "Flower" Films.

0:36:470:36:51

"Flower Films. OK, here we go.

0:36:510:36:53

I thought you were going to go for The Year 2008 there,

0:36:530:36:56

with the popular culture and all that.

0:36:560:36:58

We're going to give you three different questions.

0:36:580:37:00

We're looking for anybody, according to IMDb,

0:37:000:37:02

-who is credited as appearing in any of the following films.

-OK.

0:37:020:37:06

The 2001 film Iris,

0:37:060:37:08

the 1947 classic Black Narcissus...

0:37:080:37:11

..or the 1996 film The Name Of The Rose.

0:37:130:37:16

So, any of the cast of Iris, any of the cast of Black Narcissus

0:37:160:37:19

and any of the cast of The Name Of The Rose.

0:37:190:37:22

So, anyone, according to IMDb,

0:37:220:37:24

who's credited with appearing in any of those three films. Best of luck.

0:37:240:37:27

As always, you have up to one minute to come up with three answers

0:37:270:37:31

and all you need to win that jackpot for your charities

0:37:310:37:33

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

-Yeah.

0:37:330:37:38

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

0:37:380:37:41

So Iris was...

0:37:410:37:43

It's about Iris Murdoch, so it's Judi Dench played her.

0:37:430:37:48

Oh, OK, so that's going to be so popular.

0:37:480:37:51

Loads of people are going to know that.

0:37:510:37:53

I want to say Kate Winslet's in it as well, but I'm not terribly sure.

0:37:530:37:58

Black Narcissus...

0:37:580:38:00

I think it's got, um, Bette Davis in it.

0:38:000:38:04

-Um...

-I'm sorry, I can't help.

0:38:040:38:06

But I don't know if that's The Killing of Sister George,

0:38:060:38:08

so I'm a little bit... I've chosen the wrong category, put it that way.

0:38:080:38:12

-But The Name Of The Rose I don't even know.

-I don't know.

0:38:120:38:16

I was really hoping that it was going to be something else.

0:38:160:38:19

-Um...

-Shall we just go for cast of Iris?

-I guess we'll go for...

0:38:190:38:22

-Yeah, we'll go for Judi Dench, Kate Winslet and Bette Davis.

-OK.

0:38:220:38:28

-Yeah, I think that's going to be our...

-Ten seconds left.

0:38:280:38:32

Do you want to use those?

0:38:320:38:35

Yeah, there's no point trying to pull anything else out cos...

0:38:350:38:38

-We could just make up a name like Maria.

-Yeah.

0:38:380:38:40

Well, you've got three answers there. Your time is now up.

0:38:400:38:43

-Let's just go over them again.

-Uh-huh.

-We've got Judi Dench?

0:38:430:38:48

-Yes.

-Bette Davis.

-Yes.

-And...?

0:38:480:38:51

-Kate Winslet.

-Kate Winslet.

0:38:510:38:53

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

0:38:530:38:56

-Bette Davis?

-Bette Davis goes last.

0:38:560:38:58

-Least likely to be pointless? BOTH:

-Judi Dench.

-Judi Dench.

0:38:580:39:02

Kate Winslet goes in the middle.

0:39:020:39:03

Let's pop those answers up on the board in that order.

0:39:030:39:06

Very best of luck. Three good answers up on the board there.

0:39:100:39:13

One of those could be pointless and, if it is,

0:39:130:39:15

it will win that jackpot for your charities.

0:39:150:39:18

What charities are you playing for? Zaraah first.

0:39:180:39:20

-I'm playing for Cancer Research.

-Very good. Victoria?

0:39:200:39:24

-MacMillan Cancer Support.

-Excellent.

0:39:240:39:26

APPLAUSE

0:39:260:39:29

Two wonderful charities.

0:39:300:39:32

Let's hope we can make them a little bit richer with one of your answers.

0:39:320:39:36

Your first answer was Judi Dench.

0:39:360:39:38

In this case, we were looking for the cast of Iris.

0:39:380:39:40

It has to be right, then pointless. If it's both, it will win you £2,500.

0:39:400:39:45

How many people said Judi Dench?

0:39:450:39:47

It's right.

0:39:500:39:51

All it has to do is go down to zero now

0:39:510:39:54

and you can leave with a check for £2,500 for your charities.

0:39:540:39:57

Down it goes, through the teens.

0:39:570:40:00

17. APPLAUSE

0:40:000:40:02

Oh, wow!

0:40:020:40:04

-17. Not a bad score.

-No.

-Sadly, not a pointless answer.

-No.

-No.

0:40:040:40:10

You've only got two more shots at today's jackpot.

0:40:100:40:12

Your next answer was Kate Winslet, again from the cast of Iris.

0:40:120:40:16

Let's see how many people said Kate Winslet.

0:40:160:40:19

For £2,500, is it pointless?

0:40:190:40:21

Well, it's right. Judi Dench took us all the way down to 17.

0:40:250:40:29

Kate Winslet takes us down through the 30s and the 20s.

0:40:290:40:33

Passes 17. Down it goes, single figures.

0:40:330:40:35

Oh, 8. APPLAUSE

0:40:350:40:38

8 for Kate Winslet. This is going in the right direction.

0:40:410:40:44

We just have to hope your third and final answer is correct.

0:40:440:40:47

You had a hunch. Somewhere at the back of your mind,

0:40:470:40:50

you thought Bette Davis might have been in Black Narcissus.

0:40:500:40:53

Let's find out if it's right, let's find out if it's pointless.

0:40:530:40:56

For £2,500, how many people said Bette Davis?

0:40:560:40:58

-Ooh, no!

-No.

-I'm sorry.

0:41:010:41:03

I'm afraid that's an incorrect answer.

0:41:030:41:06

You didn't manage to find that all-important pointless answer,

0:41:060:41:09

so you don't win today's jackpot of £2,500.

0:41:090:41:12

However, as this is a celebrity special,

0:41:120:41:14

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

0:41:140:41:17

we're going to donate £500 to each celebrity pair

0:41:170:41:20

-for their respective charities.

-Thank you very much.

-Thank you.

0:41:200:41:23

It's a great pleasure. APPLAUSE

0:41:230:41:26

And, over and above that, you have been fantastic on this show.

0:41:270:41:31

-Right across the show, you've played so well.

-Thank you very much.

0:41:310:41:34

Really good answers and you get to take a Pointless trophy home.

0:41:340:41:37

-Yay!

-Yay!

-So it hasn't all been in vain.

0:41:370:41:39

You have played terrifically throughout.

0:41:390:41:41

It was a very tough last category, sorry about that.

0:41:410:41:44

Let's look at the pointless answers in the different ones.

0:41:440:41:47

Iris is the film about Iris Murdoch. Some great actors in it.

0:41:470:41:50

Timothy West plays the older Maurice

0:41:550:41:57

and his son, Samuel West, plays the younger Maurice.

0:41:570:41:59

They're both pointless answers. Penelope Wilton, Eleanor Bron.

0:41:590:42:02

Everyone apart from Judi Dench, Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent.

0:42:020:42:06

All the other people in that film were pointless answers.

0:42:060:42:08

Black Narcissus.

0:42:080:42:10

Everyone in that film, apart from Deborah Kerr, Jean Simmons

0:42:140:42:18

and Flora Robson - everyone else was a pointless answer.

0:42:180:42:20

-Not Gene Simmons from Kiss?

-It WAS Gene Simmons from Kiss, yes.

-Oh!

-Oh!

0:42:200:42:24

LAUGHTER

0:42:240:42:27

-A very, very young Gene Simmons.

-I know, I was thinking...

0:42:270:42:30

Now let's take a look at The Name Of The Rose.

0:42:300:42:33

Everyone in that film, apart from Sean Connery

0:42:390:42:41

and Christian Slater were pointless answers.

0:42:410:42:44

Well done if you got any of those at home and unlucky in the studio.

0:42:440:42:46

Thanks very much. We have to say goodbye to you, Zaraah and Victoria,

0:42:460:42:50

but it's been fabulous having you on the show.

0:42:500:42:53

-Thank you so much for coming on.

-Thank you.

-Thank you.

0:42:530:42:55

-Zaraah and Victoria.

-Thank you.

-Thank you.

0:42:550:42:57

APPLAUSE Join us next time,

0:42:570:43:00

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

0:43:000:43:03

-Meanwhile, it's goodbye from Richard.

-Goodbye.

0:43:030:43:05

And it's goodbye from me. Goodbye.

0:43:050:43:07

APPLAUSE

0:43:070:43:10

Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman present a special soap edition of the general knowledge quiz in which four teams try to come up with the answers that no-one else could think of. Featuring Joe Swash and John Altman, Nick Pickard and Ali Bastian, Victoria Bush and Zaraah Abrahams, and Sharon Maughan and Tina Hobley.