Episode 1 Pointless


Episode 1

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APPLAUSE

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Thank you very much indeed. Hello.

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I'm Alexander Armstrong and welcome to Pointless, the show where

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the aim is to avoid the obvious answers and find the obscure ones.

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Let's meet today's players.

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And couple number one.

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Hello, my name is Caroline. This is my husband Conrad

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and we live in Barry, South Wales.

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-Couple number two.

-Hi, my name is Jordan.

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I'm from Dunfermline and this is my friend Elena. She's from Essex.

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-Couple number three.

-Hi, my name is Adele.

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This is my husband Dave and we live in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

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And finally, couple number four.

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Hello. My name is Steve. This is my friend David

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and although he now lives in Walthamstow, we're both from Essex.

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And these are today's contestants.

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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 through the show as it goes along,

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

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RO is the chemical symbol for quizzing excellence

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

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Hiya. Afternoon.

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APPLAUSE

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-Good afternoon to you.

-And to you.

-Are you well?

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-I am well, actually.

-That is good to hear.

-Isn't that good?

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Because I know your back has been playing up a little bit.

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-It's been... Yes, it's fine.

-How is it now?

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-But look at the way you're standing.

-I know. No wonder it's playing up.

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It's because you talk to me. If you never spoke to me

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you'd be straight on and that back would be no problem at all.

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I'm the same as well because I'm doing that.

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-Let's just do the whole show like that.

-Yeah.

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I might put a mirror in the middle of the set so I can see you

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and talk to you through that. That would be quite nice.

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-That would be amazing.

-Or how about I don't talk to you at all?

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-Aw!

-Aw!

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No, I would like one of those little convex mirrors like that,

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like people have where they have hidden turnings

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so I don't have to turn and look at the tower,

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-because that's what does it, I think.

-I think it does.

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It's my RSI from doing this.

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You see, there it goes. Oh!

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-There we are.

-We've given away two jackpots in a row.

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-I know.

-One returning pair from that last show.

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Adele and David got through to the head-to-head.

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Very, very good pair, so I suspect they might do rather well today.

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-Hmm.

-We'll find out, won't we?

-I think we will.

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-And if you get any twinges at all, you just let us know.

-I will.

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Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

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So, John and Anne won the jackpot last time,

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so today's jackpot starts off back at £1,000. There it is.

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

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APPLAUSE

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So 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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That is it, that is the only rule. Best of luck to all four pairs.

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Our first category this afternoon is...

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It's films. Can you all decide in your pairs

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who's to go first, who's to go second? And whoever is going first,

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please step up to the podium.

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OK, and the question concerns...

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Films with countries in their titles. Richard.

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Yes, on each pass we'll show you the names of seven films

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but we've missed out one word from each of them

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and that word is a country.

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Can you tell us what the country is, please?

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There'll be 14 in all to have a go at at home. Very best of luck.

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Thanks very much indeed. OK, so we're looking for the countries

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that complete these film titles, and here's our first board of seven.

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I'll read those all one last time.

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A warm welcome to Pointless. Good to have you here from Barry.

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-Yes.

-And what do you do in Barry, Conrad?

-I'm a bus driver in Cardiff,

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-which is close to Barry.

-Not too far away.

-No.

-Not too far.

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Are you always on the same route?

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No, we do various different routes. Gives it a bit of variety.

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Yeah, now listen to that unmistakable little Barry brogue.

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-Yes, isn't it?

-Do you remember Barry Brogue?

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Oh, he was a lovely fellow. Terrific guy. What happened to him?

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Well, what is your accent, Conrad? That's not Welsh.

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-South African.

-South African, I knew it! I knew it!

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How long have you been over here?

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-About ten years.

-Ten years? That's pretty... Do you think

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that's long enough for you to have picked up the kind of Pointless...

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just the sort of peripheral Pointless knowledge you need?

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There's some British knowledge that I will struggle with,

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but at least I've got my wife to help me out with that.

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Well, exactly, you've just got to get to the head-to-head round,

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-then you can relax.

-Conrad, can I ask a question?

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-Do you wave at other bus drivers when you go by?

-I try not to.

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-Oh, I like that.

-It's sort of this unwritten rule that you have to.

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Yeah. But you won't have it, not having it?

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-If they wave first, then I'll wave back.

-But otherwise...

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Otherwise it's just straight ahead and let's go.

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-I like it when bus drivers wave to each other.

-I like that.

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What I also like is people saying thank you when they get off a bus.

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-That's very nice.

-That's nice, isn't it?

-Yeah.

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Anyway, now, Conrad, Conrad, countries missing from film titles.

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This is a fairly nice

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-international question for you there.

-Yeah.

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There's a few on there

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that look familiar, but I think...

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I'll stick with the African theme

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and go for Hotel Rwanda.

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Hotel Rwanda, says Conrad.

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

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It's right.

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That's a good answer. Look at that, 7.

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Very well done indeed, Conrad.

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Off to a rollicking start there.

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Brilliant score. 7 for Hotel Rwanda.

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Great start, Conrad, terrific stuff, yes,

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stars Don Cheadle as a hotel manager. True story.

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Thanks very much. A great film.

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-Elena, welcome to Pointless.

-Hello.

-Lovely to have you here.

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-What do you do, Elena?

-I'm an actor.

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-You're an actor?

-Yeah.

-What kind of actor are you?

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Mainly fringe productions and things like that

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and I met Jordan at drama school.

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-And you've been doing lots of fringe things?

-Yeah.

-Where are you based?

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-In Essex.

-In Essex?

-Yeah.

-So do you come into London

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-to do those fringe things?

-Yeah, it's a really easy route.

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Lots of nice fringe theatres. But it's great,

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the distance from fringe theatre to West End is really not that far.

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It's not that far. I mean, the number of things that cross over

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-and do well...

-Yeah.

-The number of actors who then get picked up

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-and found in fringe theatres.

-That's the dream.

-Absolutely.

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-Have you sorted an agent out yet?

-No. Jordan has one. He's lucky.

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-Richard's starting an agency.

-Are you?

-Yeah.

-Yes.

-I'm tall, so...

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It's a bus drivers' agency, I'm afraid.

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LAUGHTER

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But, you know, we are still looking for people.

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-And estate agency as well.

-Can you show me how you wave?

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-You're in. You are in.

-Thanks.

-That's perfect.

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-Elena...

-Hello.

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-What would you like to go for on this board?

-Erm...

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There's one that I'm not sure of

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and I don't know whether to risk it.

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I'm going to go for it.

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Number two, Jamaica Inn.

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Jamaica Inn, says Elena. Jamaica Inn. Sounds brilliant to me.

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

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Absolutely right. Good risk, Elena.

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Good-ish risk, Elena.

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APPLAUSE

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50 for Jamaica Inn.

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Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, of course,

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-from the Daphne Du Maurier novel.

-Thanks very much indeed, Richard.

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Now then, Adele, welcome back. Now, remind us what you do, Adele.

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I work in retail. I'm an operations manager at a department store.

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-Right you are. In Harrogate?

-In Harrogate, yes.

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That's right. So how far is that from Knaresborough?

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-Oh, about 15 minutes' drive.

-Is it really?

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Yeah, it's about ten minutes.

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Oh, for heaven's sake! There we are. I need to...

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I have these little corners of Britain where I just forget

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that actually of course that's quite close.

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Your knowledge of how close Knaresborough is to Harrogate

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-is absolutely shocking!

-I know!

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You, my friend,

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are not going to get a place in my bus drivers' agency, I'm afraid.

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-Look at this! Hang on.

-Go on.

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I don't think so, Conrad. Do you?

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HE MAKES TOOTING NOISES

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-You are...

-That's me passing Conrad.

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You are one-handed on the wheel for too long there, my friend.

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Don't you think? I mean, all sorts of things could have happened

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in that time. You're a liability!

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LAUGHTER

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Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

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OK, Adele, what are you going to go for?

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Well, this is not a good category

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for me, really, films. I know a few.

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Um...

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But I think I'll go for...

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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.

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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, says Adele. Let's see if it's right,

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

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It's right. Our high score is 50.

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Our low score is 7.

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Well, you passed 50.

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19. Not bad at all.

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APPLAUSE

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Yeah, it's a low scorer, that.

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I think it's a weird thing that Madagascar the film

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is more famous than Madagascar the country now, in a funny kind of way,

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so people sort of forget that it's... I think

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-they don't associate that name with a country.

-Interesting.

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-The country is Madagascar.

-There we are.

-There we go.

-There we are.

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Now then, David, a warm welcome to you, David,

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here originally from Essex, now from Walthamstow.

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-Yes.

-And what do you do, David?

-I'm an author.

-You're an author?

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What books do you write? What sorts of books do you write?

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I mainly write books on true crime and conspiracy theories.

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Oh, but those are great books, the best kind of books.

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Very exciting. What are you working on at the moment?

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I'm actually working on something completely different.

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I'm working on a novel and working on a book about Epping Forest.

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I see. Is the novel your first work of fiction?

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It's not my first work of fiction

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but it's the one I'm really looking forward to actually finishing

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-and I'm really loving it.

-And it's on track?

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When do you reckon it will be out?

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-Next year?

-Good, good stuff. Well, good luck with that.

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Now, David, you're the last person

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to have this board. If you fancied it, you could talk us through it

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-and fill in all the blanks for us.

-Uh...

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Well, the most obvious one is From Russia With Love.

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I'm torn between which one I want to go for

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because I think the final one is The Tailor Of Panama

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but I think the first one is Big Trouble In Little China.

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I think I'm going to go for

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Big Trouble In Little China because I like it.

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Big Trouble In Little China, says David.

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

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36 for China.

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APPLAUSE

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36.

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Not a bad score but you would have done better if you had gone for

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The Tailor Of Panama because that would have scored you 11 points,

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would have been a terrific answer,

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based on the John Le Carre novel, of course.

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It is From Russia With Love, that's the biggest scorer up there,

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From Russia With Love would have scored you 87.

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Now, this last one, it's got Emma Thompson in it.

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It's also got Antonio Banderas in it

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and it is Imagining Argentina,

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and it's a pointless answer, so very well done if you said that at home.

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Very good indeed. Thank you very much, Richard.

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

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7 the best score of the pass. Very well done indeed, Conrad.

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Then we travel up to 19, Adele and Dave, we find there,

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36, David and Steve, and then

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up to 50 for Elena and Jordan. Now, Jordan, we need

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a low score from you. You're not way ahead but a nice low score from you

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should keep you in the game, so best of luck with that.

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We'll come back down the line now. Can the second players please step up to the podium?

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OK, we're going to put seven more film titles up on the board,

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and here they come. We have got...

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I'll read those one last time.

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-Steve.

-Hello.

-A warm welcome to you, sir.

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What do you do?

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I'm afraid I'm an accountant, which is every bit as boring as you think.

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Oh, don't be afraid!

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I am. Well, it is.

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-But you don't find it boring, though, do you?

-Uh...

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-Sometimes.

-Sometimes! But sometimes it's got to be exciting!

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Sometimes it's just a little bit routine.

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Getting things to add up, I mean, that's quite satisfying, isn't it?

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It's like sort of numerical Tetris.

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-Something like that.

-Just making things fit the right way.

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-Yet, but usually someone's hidden some of the pieces.

-Anyway,

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when you're not accounting, Steve, what do you do?

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I play the bagpipes.

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See, that's marvellous.

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How long have you played them for?

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Since I was about yea high, I'm afraid.

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Stop being afraid! It's lovely.

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You'd be surprised what this place does to you.

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LAUGHTER

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Very nice. One day, I want to learn the Northumbrian pipes.

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It's like a little small pipe. It's beautiful.

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Yeah, they're...

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With Highland bagpipes you blow, with the Northumbrian bagpipes

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-you have a...

-You have a bellow.

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I tried them once and I felt like a demented chicken.

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I don't know, I like the demented chicken element.

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I think that's good.

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-Well, OK.

-Anyway, now, Steve, there you are, on 36.

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If you can score 13 or less, you are through to the next round.

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Okey dokey.

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If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium.

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Belgium, says Steve.

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Belgium. Here's your red line. It's going to be low.

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Let's see if you can get below that with Belgium. Maybe.

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Oh, that's good, Steve.

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Oh, that's very good.

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Look at that. 7.

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Equalling our lowest score of the round from Conrad there.

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Very well done. 43 is your total.

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That's a great answer, Steve, very well played. An Ian McShane film,

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he's sort of a tour guide, shows lots of Americans around Europe.

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Thanks very much indeed, Richard.

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Now, Dave, welcome back.

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Welcome back, Dave. Remind us what you do.

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I'm an information security expert for a retailer.

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So when you say that, does that mean you're stopping hackers? Is that basically

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-what you're trying to do?

-Yes. Risk management against hackers.

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-On a grocery website.

-Yeah.

-This is a huge online

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-ordering website.

-Yeah.

-So I guess

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a hacker could run riot on that, couldn't they?

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-They can, yes. But not on my watch.

-No! Not when you're there, Dave.

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And your interests, Dave, when you're not keeping us all safe...

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Yeah, nowadays it's golf and table tennis.

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But you were a rugby player in your time.

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I was a rugby player and football player.

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Where did you play in rugby? What was your position?

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-I was second row.

-Second row.

-Second row, rugby union.

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Very good. OK, now, Dave, there you are, you're on 19.

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The high-scorers are still Jordan and Elena on 50,

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so 30 or less gets you through.

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So when it came up films, I thought I'd be good at this, but...

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Not quite as good as I thought, so again,

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I'm going to stay reasonably safe.

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I will go for A Passage To India.

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A Passage To India, says Dave. Here's your red line.

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If you can get below that with A Passage To India,

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you are through to the next round.

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Let's see how many people said India.

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Whee-ay-oo-ee!

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88 of them!

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SCATTERED APPLAUSE

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Wow! Popular.

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Popular answer, that one. That takes your total up to 107.

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A big relief for Jordan and Elena there.

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Yeah, A Passage To India, very high name recognition, isn't it?

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Peggy Ashcroft won an Oscar for her role in that. EM Forster novel.

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Mmm. Good film.

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Now, Jordan, what about that?

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-Should we all just say, "Phew" for a moment? That was...

-For now.

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-For now!

-Yeah, that was all looking a bit touch-and-go till that point.

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Jordan, what do you do?

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-I'm an actor as well.

-Also an actor.

-Yeah.

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And you met Elena studying acting.

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At drama school in Manchester, yeah.

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-In Manchester. And you also graduated last year.

-Last year.

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And how's it been this year for you?

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It's... It takes some adjusting to.

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But you've got your agent.

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-Yeah, yeah, I do.

-Which is exciting.

-Yeah, that's something.

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Have you and Elena appeared in things together since you left?

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Not since we left. Plays in drama school but nothing since.

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It's quite nice, though,

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when you've got groups of friends and maybe...

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Have you got friends who may be aspiring directors,

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-friends who are aspiring writers?

-Yeah.

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-And you can kind of put things on informally.

-Yeah, absolutely.

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-Yet, it's great fun, that.

-Creating our own material

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-really is kind of the way forward, I think.

-I think it is.

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-Unless you get lucky.

-Creating your own company,

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putting things on yourself, is a great way of getting things done,

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-keeping you busy as well.

-Yeah.

-Now, there you are on 50.

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107 is the high score, so if you can score 56 or less,

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you're into the next round.

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Well, films is probably my ideal category.

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I know three confidently,

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so it's which one to go for.

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I think I'm going to go for Grace of Monaco.

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Grace of Monaco, says Jordan.

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Grace of Monaco. There is your red line.

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

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How many people said Monaco?

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It's right.

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Through you go.

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22!

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APPLAUSE

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72 is your total and you are into Round Two.

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Well played, Jordan. Starring Nicole Kidman, a very famous flop film.

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-Didn't even release it in the States, eventually.

-Really?

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-It did so badly.

-They didn't even dare?

-Yeah.

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Jordan, of course, is the only competitor whose name is a country.

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Indeed, yeah. Thanks very much indeed. Now, Caroline, welcome.

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-Hello.

-Here from Barry.

-Yes.

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And what do you do in Barry, Caroline?

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Well, I do a couple of things.

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I'm a carer with the terminally ill and the elderly

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and the mentally ill, and in my spare time

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I also teach music at my children's primary school.

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That's nice. What sort of music?

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Just teaching music to a class or do you teach particular instruments?

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I do instruments as well. I do violin and piano,

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but I do kind of music workshops,

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so we've just done a project on the instruments of the orchestra

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and next we're looking at different genres, so it's a bit of a leap,

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next week we're doing rap.

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Wow, into rap? What age are your pupils?

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-Nine.

-OK, fun. Excellent.

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-Rap without swearing.

-Yeah.

-Good luck with that.

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-Got to find some family-friendly ones.

-Yeah, that's great!

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Good stuff. Now, Caroline, you're on 7.

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-You're 100 behind our high-scorers.

-Thank goodness.

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So 99 or less keeps you safe.

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That's good because I only know one.

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Phew.

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The only one that I know that's left

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is Good Morning, Vietnam.

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Vietnam, says Caroline. Here's your red line, nice and high,

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get below that with Vietnam, you're into Round Two.

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Well done. Through you go.

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78. It's high, but who cares?

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APPLAUSE

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85 is your total.

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Yeah, well done, Caroline,

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Conrad doing a lot of the work for you there, so lovely,

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straight through. It is a tough board, this one, isn't it?

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Much tougher than the previous board, I think.

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Let's go through the rest of these now. It's The Boys From...

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-Brazil.

-Brazil, that's a big scorer. Would have scored you 56.

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Do you know Cold?

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It's interesting, just a common expression, which is cold

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-and then the name of the country.

-No, it's going to annoy me, this.

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I can't think what that is. Cold...

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-Turkey.

-Oh, of course!

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Obvious when you hear it. 16 points for that. Now, this other one.

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There's all sorts of countries where the country is named after a river.

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This is one of these, an awful lot of them in Africa.

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I thought this was River Congo. It's not. It's a James Earl Jones film.

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It is The River Niger

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and it's a pointless answer, so very well done if you said that.

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Very good. Thank you, Richard, so at the end of our first round,

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the pair who are heading home, they were our head-to-headers last time.

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I can't bear this. Dave and Adele, we had high hopes.

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Our only returning pair, in fact.

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And I'm afraid we have to say goodbye to you at this point. Yes.

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Anyway, it's been lovely having you on both shows.

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Thanks so much for playing, Dave and Adele.

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APPLAUSE

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

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And so suddenly we're down to three pairs.

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

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Conrad and Steve, very well done,

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our joint lowest individual scorers.

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Steve and David, our lowest-scoring pair, and well done to all of you,

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you've seen off our only returning pair, so, yeah, good going.

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Best of luck to all three pairs.

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Our category for Round Two this afternoon is...

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Powerful People. Can you all decide in your pairs

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who's going to go first, who's going to go second?

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

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OK, and the question concerns...

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Forbes' Most Powerful Women 2015. Richard.

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We're going to show you a picture now of 15 women who appeared

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on this list of the world's most powerful women.

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We just need you to identify the most obscure of these 15, please.

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OK, so we're going to put an image up on the board

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with 15 people on it.

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That will stay up for the whole round.

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

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You just have to name any of the people on this board,

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and here is our image.

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There we go.

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OK, so, Conrad, we come to you.

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Now, again, Conrad, and this is just the way it's fallen,

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-another nice international round for you.

-That's nice, isn't it?

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It is nice.

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There's a couple of faces that look familiar,

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but this is a bit of a stab in the dark

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and I'm going to go with Angela Merkel.

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-Angela Merkel.

-Angela Merkel.

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OK, yes, let's see if that's right,

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

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It's right.

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Wow. 46.

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APPLAUSE

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46 for Angela Merkel.

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Yeah, there she is in the bottom row, second in.

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Thanks very much, Richard. Now, Jordan...

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Jordan, who would you like to go for from this?

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I don't really recognise a lot of the more obscure ones.

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I'm going to go for the top left.

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Sofia Vergara.

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Sofia Vergara, says Jordan. Let's see if it's right.

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

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It's right.

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Now, 46 our only score so far, you passed that comfortably.

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Taking it down to 6, look at that, very well done indeed!

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APPLAUSE

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-Sofia Vergara.

-Yeah, absolutely, star of Modern Family, of course.

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Thanks very much indeed, Richard. Now, David.

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Oh...

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Deep sigh time.

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I think...bottom row, third in,

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-is Ellen DeGeneres.

-Ellen DeGeneres.

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We've had Angela Merkel and now Ellen DeGeneres.

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Let's see if that's right,

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Ellen "DeJeneres" or "De-Generes" if you like. How many people said it?

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It's right.

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Well, you pass 46.

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Just. 43 for Ellen DeGeneres.

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APPLAUSE

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Yeah, US talk show host,

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also of course the most retweeted photograph ever, her Oscar selfie.

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Of course, yes. There we are, thank you very much.

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We're halfway through the round. Let's take a look at those cores.

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Jordan, well done indeed.

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Look at that, 6.

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Jordan and Elena looking very strong at that point.

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Then 43 is where we find David and Steve,

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then 46, just a tiny bit ahead, we find Conrad

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and Caroline, so, yes, Caroline, we need a low score from you.

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I'm afraid that board isn't going to change,

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-so I hope you've got a really good answer from the board.

-It's OK.

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Good. Best of luck with that. We'll come back down the line now.

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Can the second pairs please step up to the podium?

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OK, now, Steve...

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-Hello and goodbye.

-Hmm...

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-We're sunk.

-Oh, really?

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We have a strict division of labour in this team.

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He can't do anagrams and I can't recognise famous people.

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-Ah.

-I do know one. It's going to score a lot.

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It's Hillary Clinton.

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Hillary Clinton. OK, Hillary Clinton, says Steve.

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You do get a red line. Should you score 2 or less

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-with this, you'll definitely be in the head-to-head.

-Thank you!

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but actually, you might be doing something tactically very clever

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by taking Hillary Clinton off the board,

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so let's see how many of our 100 people said Hillary Clinton.

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47.

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APPLAUSE

0:23:570:23:58

47 for Hillary Clinton,

0:23:580:24:00

takes you up to 90. Nice round score.

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Yes, scored one point more than Angela Merkel, Hillary Clinton,

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although actually, in the poll,

0:24:050:24:07

Hillary Clinton was the second most powerful woman in the world

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-and Angela Merkel the most powerful woman in the world.

-Wow.

0:24:100:24:13

-Right, Elena.

-Hello.

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Elena, what would you like to go for?

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By the way, you're on 6. If you can score 83 or less...

0:24:170:24:19

-83?

-83 or less.

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SHE WHIMPERS

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-83 or less is meant to be good!

-I know three.

-OK. Good.

0:24:220:24:26

Thanks! Erm...

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

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Taylor Swift.

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Taylor Swift. Here's your red line.

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Get below that red line with Taylor Swift

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and you're into the head-to-head.

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Let's see how many of our 100 said Taylor Swift.

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It's right and you're through, well done. Perfect.

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Down it goes. 39!

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45 is your total.

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The lowest total of the round,

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I can reveal.

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The 64th most powerful woman in the world - Elena.

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-No, Taylor Swift!

-Oh.

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-64th.

-Thank you very much. Now, Caroline.

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-Hello.

-Caroline.

-Yes.

-Hello to you.

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-Now, you want to be scoring 43 or less.

-OK.

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I see who I think is Shakira but I'm not 100% that's her,

0:25:070:25:11

so I'm not going to attempt it,

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so I'm going to go for someone

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that I see quite often in the celebrity magazines I devour,

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and she's normally pictured with Victoria Beckham,

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so I'm going to say Anna Wintour.

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Anna Wintour, says Caroline. Anna Wintour.

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Here comes your red line - get below that

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with Anna Wintour, through you go to the head-to-head.

0:25:280:25:30

How many people said Anna Wintour?

0:25:300:25:32

Very well done.

0:25:370:25:39

That's a great answer, 13.

0:25:400:25:42

APPLAUSE

0:25:420:25:44

13, our second lowest score of the round. Very well done.

0:25:440:25:47

59 is your total.

0:25:470:25:48

Yeah, there she is, the first one of the middle row there,

0:25:480:25:51

editor of Vogue, of course, Anna Wintour.

0:25:510:25:53

Now, let's go through all of them from the top.

0:25:530:25:55

There's two pointless answers here but we'll go through them in order,

0:25:550:25:59

so next to Sofia Vergara there is Michelle Obama,

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which would have scored you 49.

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Next to her is the president of South Korea, Park Geun-hye.

0:26:040:26:07

Would have scored 1 point, so very well done if you said that.

0:26:070:26:10

And next to that is our first pointless answer.

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She's the deputy governor of the Bank of England. It's Nemat Shafik.

0:26:120:26:16

Very well done if you said that, Dame Nemat Shafik, I think.

0:26:160:26:18

A pointless answer if you said that.

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That is Shakira in the top right there,

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but she would have scored you 15.

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Now, on that second row, next to Anna Wintour is Angelina Jolie,

0:26:240:26:27

would have scored you 30.

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And next to Hillary Clinton is the Polish prime minister, Ewa Kopacz.

0:26:290:26:33

She would have scored you 2 points.

0:26:330:26:35

On the bottom row, Oprah Winfrey, she's our biggest scorer, actually,

0:26:350:26:38

she would have scored you 58.

0:26:380:26:40

And then the last two -

0:26:400:26:42

Melinda Gates, 2 points for Melinda Gates,

0:26:420:26:45

and another pointless answer, bottom right.

0:26:450:26:48

She's the editor of the Guardian and it's Kath Viner.

0:26:480:26:51

Again, very, very well done if you said that.

0:26:510:26:53

Thank you very much indeed, Richard. So at the end of our second round,

0:26:530:26:56

the pair we're sending home with their high score of 90,

0:26:560:27:00

Steve and David. Nothing wrong with

0:27:000:27:02

either of your answers there, Hillary Clinton and Ellen DeGeneres,

0:27:020:27:06

they just scored a lot, through no fault of yours.

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No fault of yours. But it means we'll see you again next time

0:27:090:27:12

and we look forward to that very much, but meantime,

0:27:120:27:14

thanks very much indeed, Steve and David.

0:27:140:27:16

APPLAUSE

0:27:160:27:18

But for Elena and Jordan, Caroline and Conrad,

0:27:190:27:22

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

0:27:220:27:24

Very well done, Elena, Jordan, Caroline and Conrad,

0:27:280:27:32

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

0:27:320:27:34

to play for our jackpot, which currently stands at £1,000.

0:27:340:27:37

Well, this is the point where you start playing as teams.

0:27:370:27:40

We put you head-to-head.

0:27:400:27:41

First pair to win two questions will be playing for that jackpot.

0:27:410:27:45

Well, we've had moments of brilliance.

0:27:450:27:46

We've had really good answers from each team, in fact.

0:27:460:27:49

So, yes, I think you are very, very well matched.

0:27:490:27:51

It should be very, very tight, this.

0:27:510:27:52

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

0:27:520:27:55

APPLAUSE

0:27:550:27:56

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

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-Cheers, Richard.

-Cheers.

-Cheers.

0:28:070:28:09

LAUGHTER

0:28:090:28:10

We're going to show you five clues now to facts about the American sitcom Cheers.

0:28:100:28:14

Can you give us the most obscure answer, please?

0:28:140:28:16

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

0:28:160:28:19

We've got...

0:28:190:28:20

I'll read those all one last time.

0:28:350:28:37

There we are. Now then,

0:28:520:28:53

Elena and Jordan, you are our low-scorers, so you go first.

0:28:530:28:56

THEY WHISPER

0:28:560:28:59

No? OK.

0:29:050:29:06

OK, we only know two,

0:29:060:29:07

so we'll go for the last one,

0:29:070:29:09

-which is Boston.

-Boston, say Elena and Jordan, Boston.

0:29:090:29:12

Now then, Caroline and Conrad, talk us through that board, if you can.

0:29:120:29:16

The only thing we think

0:29:160:29:18

might be correct, which probably isn't,

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we only know one show ever

0:29:210:29:23

that starred Kelsey Grammer,

0:29:230:29:25

and that's Frasier,

0:29:250:29:26

-so we're going to have to say that.

-You're going to go for Frasier.

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So we have Boston, we have Frasier.

0:29:290:29:30

Now, Elena and Jordan said Boston, the city in which it's set.

0:29:300:29:34

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

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It's right.

0:29:380:29:39

48.

0:29:420:29:44

APPLAUSE

0:29:440:29:45

48 for Boston.

0:29:450:29:47

Meanwhile, Caroline and Conrad have said Frasier for the spin-off show.

0:29:470:29:51

Let's see if that's right.

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It is absolutely right, Frasier.

0:29:540:29:56

Oh, it's going to be clo...

0:29:560:29:58

50 for Frasier!

0:29:580:29:59

It nearly won it for you.

0:29:590:30:01

But no, after one question, Elena and Jordan, you are up 1-0.

0:30:020:30:06

That was close, wasn't it?

0:30:060:30:08

It's got one of the best theme tunes ever, hasn't it, Cheers?

0:30:080:30:11

-I think it has.

-What a lovely song it is.

0:30:110:30:12

Now, let's take a look at the rest of these.

0:30:120:30:14

The George Wendt character is...

0:30:140:30:16

-Norm.

-Norm, absolutely, Norm Peterson, to give him his full name.

0:30:160:30:19

Would have scored you 18.

0:30:190:30:20

It was Sam...

0:30:200:30:22

-Malone.

-Sam Malone.

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That would have scored you 22.

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Now, this would be more of a guess,

0:30:250:30:27

the year the show was first broadcast.

0:30:270:30:30

1984?

0:30:300:30:32

-1982 in the States.

-'82.

-Yeah. Best answer on the board, 8 points.

0:30:320:30:36

Thank you very much indeed, Richard. OK, here comes your second question.

0:30:360:30:39

Caroline and Conrad, you get to answer it first

0:30:390:30:42

but you have to win it to stay in the game, so best of luck.

0:30:420:30:44

It concerns...

0:30:440:30:45

Bones in the human body. Richard.

0:30:470:30:49

We're going to show you the names of five bones, typically

0:30:490:30:52

found in the human body, but we've missed out alternate letters.

0:30:520:30:55

Can you fill in those gaps, please?

0:30:550:30:57

OK, so let's reveal our five broken bones, and here they are.

0:30:570:31:01

We've got...

0:31:010:31:02

I'll read those all one last time.

0:31:100:31:11

Now, Caroline and Conrad, you will go first.

0:31:180:31:20

THEY WHISPER

0:31:200:31:22

(The only one I know is the bottom one. That's it.)

0:31:250:31:29

OK. There's only one on there

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that we know, and that's the bottom one,

0:31:310:31:34

which we think is femur.

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Femur, say Caroline and Conrad, femur.

0:31:360:31:39

Now then, Elena and Jordan, do you fancy

0:31:390:31:41

talking us through those bones?

0:31:410:31:43

-Um... We don't know the...

-Do we know the first one?

0:31:430:31:45

-No.

-We don't know the first or third one.

0:31:450:31:47

The second one, I think, is ulna.

0:31:470:31:49

I think the fourth one is sacrum.

0:31:490:31:51

Think we should go for that?

0:31:510:31:52

-Yeah.

-Yeah, we'll go for the fourth one down.

0:31:520:31:54

Sacrum, so we have femur and we have sacrum.

0:31:540:31:57

Now, Caroline and Conrad said femur.

0:31:570:31:59

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

0:31:590:32:02

It's right.

0:32:030:32:05

Oh! Look at that, 91.

0:32:050:32:07

91 for femur.

0:32:070:32:08

Now, Elena and Jordan have gone for sacrum.

0:32:080:32:12

Let's see if that's right. One up from the bottom.

0:32:120:32:14

How many people said sacrum?

0:32:140:32:16

It's right, and it wins you the point.

0:32:180:32:20

Good answer.

0:32:240:32:25

Look at that, 15 for sacrum.

0:32:250:32:27

APPLAUSE

0:32:270:32:28

Well done, Elena and Jordan.

0:32:280:32:30

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

0:32:300:32:33

Very, very well played, yeah, the sacrum is a triangular bone

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at the base of the back. I think that might be where your problem is.

0:32:360:32:39

My sacrum? It could well be.

0:32:390:32:40

-Maybe your sacroiliac joint is where the issue is.

-Oh, right?

0:32:400:32:44

That would be my opinion. I'm not a real doctor, but...

0:32:440:32:48

-I mean, sure, I practise, but I'm not a real doctor.

-Yeah!

0:32:480:32:53

Let's take a look at the rest of these. You were right about ulna.

0:32:530:32:56

It's a big scorer, not as big as femur

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but it would have scored you 61.

0:32:580:33:01

The top one, do you know the top one?

0:33:010:33:03

-Mandible.

-Mandible, yeah, the jawbone.

0:33:030:33:05

That would have scored you 28.

0:33:050:33:06

Now, do you know this next one down?

0:33:060:33:08

It's your heel bone.

0:33:080:33:10

It's your calcaneus.

0:33:100:33:13

Calcaneus, and that would have scored 1 point,

0:33:130:33:15

so very well done if you said that.

0:33:150:33:17

-Thank you very much indeed.

-You've got two of them.

0:33:170:33:19

Calcaneus, I'd better learn about them, calcaneus.

0:33:190:33:22

-Haven't you just?

-My heel bone.

0:33:220:33:23

-Yep, connected to my foot bone, I seem to remember.

-Is it?

-Yeah.

0:33:230:33:27

-That's interesting.

-Obviously, I am qualified. Yeah.

0:33:270:33:29

Any other information? What is it, your foot bone...?

0:33:290:33:31

Foot bone, well, that's connected to your toe bone.

0:33:310:33:34

-Toe bone, and your toe bone?

-That's pretty much...

0:33:340:33:36

-Connected to the backside of next-door's cats.

-There you go!

0:33:360:33:39

Thank you very much indeed.

0:33:390:33:40

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

0:33:400:33:43

I'm so sorry, Caroline and Conrad,

0:33:430:33:45

it's been a wonderful progress

0:33:450:33:47

through the show so far for you, but then you came up, I'm afraid,

0:33:470:33:50

against the immovable object of Elena and Jordan.

0:33:500:33:53

So we say goodbye to you, but it's great news for us

0:33:530:33:55

cos it means we get to see you again next time.

0:33:550:33:57

Look forward to that very much,

0:33:570:33:59

but, Caroline and Conrad, meantime, thanks very much.

0:33:590:34:02

-ELENA:

-Well done.

0:34:020:34:03

APPLAUSE

0:34:030:34:06

But for Elena and Jordan, it is time for our Pointless final.

0:34:060:34:09

Well, what about that?

0:34:120:34:13

Elena and Jordan, you have seen off all the other competitors

0:34:130:34:16

and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.

0:34:160:34:19

There you are.

0:34:250:34:26

You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot.

0:34:260:34:28

At the end of today's show, the jackpot is standing at £1,000.

0:34:280:34:32

Well, I think you've been our low-scorers throughout the show.

0:34:320:34:36

Very, very impressive scoring anyhow,

0:34:360:34:38

and no arguing with 2-0 in the head-to-head,

0:34:380:34:41

that's always a very impressive last stand before the final.

0:34:410:34:45

What would you like to see come up?

0:34:450:34:47

-Again, anything movies, although we've had it already.

-Playwrights,

0:34:470:34:50

-we'd probably be quite good at.

-Yeah. I'm quite good on some sport.

0:34:500:34:53

-Some sport? Expand on this.

-Some selected sports.

0:34:530:34:56

-Mainly football, but I know a little bit about a few others.

-OK.

0:34:560:35:00

-OK, Elena, any strange...?

-Shakespeare.

-Very good.

0:35:000:35:04

-Nothing strange about that.

-Nerd knowledge.

-That would be very handy.

0:35:040:35:07

-Let's hope there's something on the board you like the look of.

-OK.

0:35:070:35:11

Today's selection looks like this. We've got...

0:35:110:35:13

Sport in 1996, Opera,

0:35:130:35:16

Numerical Pop Groups, my favourite kind,

0:35:160:35:20

and Venus.

0:35:200:35:21

Not the first one...

0:35:230:35:25

-Yeah. It might be the Euros, but...

-Not the second one.

0:35:250:35:28

-It's got to be Numerical Pop Groups.

-Yeah, it has to be.

-Numerical...

0:35:280:35:31

What's Venus?

0:35:310:35:32

It could be anything.

0:35:320:35:34

-Like the planet?

-I don't know!

0:35:340:35:36

-Numerical Pop Groups?

-Yeah, we'll go the third one down, please.

0:35:360:35:39

You're going to go Numerical Pop Groups. Richard.

0:35:390:35:41

OK, good luck. This will be a perfect one, some people at home,

0:35:410:35:44

this is the sort of question they absolutely love.

0:35:440:35:46

We're going to give you three different questions here.

0:35:460:35:48

We are looking for any UK Top 40 single prior to June 2015

0:35:480:35:53

released by 911,

0:35:530:35:55

by Five, or by S Club 7.

0:35:550:36:00

-OK.

-So any UK Top 40 single by 911, Five or S Club 7,

0:36:000:36:04

or when they became S Club as well, not S Club Juniors.

0:36:040:36:06

Very, very best of luck.

0:36:060:36:09

Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

0:36:090:36:10

OK, now, as always, you've got up to one minute

0:36:100:36:12

to come up with three answers to win that jackpot.

0:36:120:36:15

All you need is for one of those answers to be pointless.

0:36:150:36:17

-Are you ready?

-Yes.

0:36:170:36:19

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

0:36:190:36:21

There they are. Your time starts now.

0:36:210:36:24

-OK.

-I can't think of any 911.

0:36:240:36:25

There was one '90s album I had with one 911.

0:36:250:36:28

-No, I can't remember it, so don't get excited.

-OK. S Club 7?

0:36:280:36:32

-I only know the most popular ones.

-Wait, let's just calm down.

-OK!

0:36:320:36:36

Let's just think about it. It's a long time.

0:36:360:36:38

S Club 7, so not Reach For The Stars, not...

0:36:390:36:42

What's that, "Stop right now..."? Oh, that's the Spice Girls.

0:36:430:36:46

-Yeah, the Spice Girls.

-Not that.

0:36:460:36:48

Five... What's that, "Five will make you get down..." What's that?

0:36:480:36:51

That's too popular.

0:36:510:36:52

-I don't even know what it's called.

-"Five will make you get down"?

0:36:520:36:55

-That's part of the song, I think.

-Um...

-911?

0:36:550:36:59

What was the name of your CD?

0:36:590:37:00

I can't remember. I'm not going to think of it. S Club 7,

0:37:000:37:03

let's think about that.

0:37:030:37:05

Rise...

0:37:070:37:09

Or is that Spice Girls, Rise?

0:37:090:37:11

Possibly. Sounds plausible.

0:37:110:37:13

-Ten seconds left.

-What's Five?

0:37:130:37:14

So Reach For The Stars, Rise... Anything else?

0:37:140:37:17

-Any other S Club 7?

-Five, no, just think of Five.

0:37:170:37:19

Time's coming up.

0:37:190:37:21

Five, isn't there one called Five?

0:37:210:37:23

OK, that's your time up, I'm sorry to say.

0:37:230:37:26

-Good management there, Elena.

-You know when you just get...

0:37:260:37:30

You get a bit flustered and then you forget the ones you know

0:37:300:37:32

-and you have to take a minute.

-Calm under pressure is what you need.

0:37:320:37:35

Now, what are the three answers going to be?

0:37:350:37:37

-We've got Reach For The Stars...

-Yes.

-Reach For The Stars by...

0:37:370:37:40

-S Club 7.

-S Club 7.

0:37:400:37:41

-Rise, which we think...

-Rise, I think, is S Club 7,

0:37:410:37:43

and I think there's a Five single called Five.

0:37:430:37:46

-And Five?

-Yeah.

-Five, by Five?

0:37:460:37:49

-Yeah.

-OK, now,

0:37:490:37:50

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

0:37:500:37:53

-Rise, if it's right.

-Rise, if it's right.

-Rise goes last, then.

0:37:530:37:56

-And Reach For The Stars at the top.

-Reach For The Stars, least likely.

0:37:560:37:59

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

0:37:590:38:01

and here they are. We've got...

0:38:010:38:03

Reach For The Stars, Five and Rise.

0:38:030:38:06

Best of luck. Now, one of those answers might turn out to be pointless.

0:38:060:38:10

-It just might.

-I hope so.

0:38:100:38:11

If that were to happen and you were to win £1,000,

0:38:110:38:14

what would you do with it, Elena?

0:38:140:38:16

I would probably put it towards putting on another play.

0:38:160:38:19

-Very good.

-They're expensive.

-Yes, very good. OK, Jordan?

0:38:190:38:23

Well, I got married last year

0:38:230:38:25

and we're just about to move house next month,

0:38:250:38:27

so that would help with a lot of furniture and decorating and stuff.

0:38:270:38:31

Perfect. Congratulations and good luck, in quick succession.

0:38:310:38:35

Now, in the first instance, we were looking for songs by S Club 7.

0:38:350:38:39

You have gone for Reach For The Stars,

0:38:390:38:41

-your least confident shot at pointless.

-Yeah.

0:38:410:38:43

But if it is pointless, it will win you £1,000.

0:38:430:38:45

Let's see how many people said Reach For The Stars.

0:38:450:38:48

Oh.

0:38:510:38:52

Unfortunately an incorrect answer,

0:38:520:38:54

which means not a pointless answer, which means you only have

0:38:540:38:56

two more shots at today's jackpot.

0:38:560:38:58

We move on to your next answer, which was Five, which you think

0:38:580:39:02

-might be a hit single...

-I've got this horrible feeling...

0:39:020:39:05

..by the band Five.

0:39:050:39:06

-..that it might be Five by Five!

-OK, Five by Five.

0:39:060:39:09

It has to be pointless for you to win that jackpot, so for £1,000,

0:39:090:39:13

let's see how many people said Five.

0:39:130:39:15

-Oh, bad luck.

-The next one's wrong as well, I think.

-Really?

-Yeah.

0:39:170:39:20

Bad luck. An incorrect answer, which means your next one,

0:39:200:39:23

you already think the next one's wrong.

0:39:230:39:25

Yeah, because I think I'm thinking of Gabrielle, Rise,

0:39:250:39:27

-not S Club 7, Rise.

-Oh, dear.

0:39:270:39:29

OK. These sound like addresses.

0:39:290:39:32

LAUGHTER

0:39:320:39:34

"5 Gabrielle Rise."

0:39:340:39:36

You're going for Rise. OK, we're hoping it's a single by S Club 7.

0:39:360:39:40

Let's just find out, shall we?

0:39:400:39:42

If it's right and if it's pointless, it will win you £1,000. Rise.

0:39:420:39:45

Oh! Well...

0:39:480:39:49

There's the hat-trick...

0:39:490:39:51

APPLAUSE

0:39:510:39:53

-..I'm afraid.

-I got two wrong, so...

-You did, yeah.

0:39:530:39:56

I'm afraid, do you know what,

0:39:560:39:58

I was sort of imagining that this was really, this was going to

0:39:580:40:01

be brilliant for you, I'm not quite sure why, but it wasn't, I'm afraid.

0:40:010:40:04

-Just not the right bands.

-Not the right bands.

0:40:040:40:07

Out of all the numerical bands...

0:40:070:40:09

-Yeah.

-I know, Heaven 17, Level 42, where were they?

0:40:090:40:12

-911!

-Yeah, maybe not our best category.

0:40:120:40:15

OK, well, I'm afraid you didn't manage to find a correct answer,

0:40:150:40:18

in fact, let alone a pointless answer,

0:40:180:40:20

so I'm afraid you don't win today's jackpot of £1,000.

0:40:200:40:22

Mind you, we have been handing it out willy-nilly for the last few shows,

0:40:220:40:25

so frankly it's quite nice for us to hold on to it for a little longer.

0:40:250:40:28

It means Richard and I can go and have a drink on the interest. Um...

0:40:280:40:31

But we have loved having you on the show,

0:40:310:40:33

-an amazing performance right across, very, very good.

-Thank you.

0:40:330:40:36

Really astute answering. You've shown yourselves to be very clever,

0:40:360:40:39

which is marvellous, and you get to take home a Pointless trophy each,

0:40:390:40:42

so very, very well done indeed. Elena and Jordan, well done.

0:40:420:40:45

APPLAUSE

0:40:450:40:46

Unlucky. You know what, though?

0:40:490:40:51

If you're going to get three incorrect answers in a category,

0:40:510:40:53

-better this than Shakespeare or chemistry or something.

-Absolutely.

0:40:530:40:56

At least you can say, "I didn't know any 911 singles."

0:40:560:40:59

That's not the worst shame in the world.

0:40:590:41:01

Let's go through the pointless answers in the different categories.

0:41:010:41:04

Lots of people always say, "I want '80s pop, '90s pop, noughties pop,"

0:41:040:41:07

so some people will love this.

0:41:070:41:08

If you're a fan of any of these bands, there will be pointless answers here that you got.

0:41:080:41:12

We'll start with 911.

0:41:120:41:13

A Little Bit More. Now, years ago, many years ago,

0:41:150:41:18

I wrote a sitcom called Boyz Unlimited, that James Corden was in,

0:41:180:41:21

and we were thinking, "What's the cheesiest song we could ever record?

0:41:210:41:24

"What's the worst song a boy band could ever do?"

0:41:240:41:26

And we stumbled across A Little Bit More, which is the old Dr Hook song

0:41:260:41:29

and we thought, "We'll do that, cos that could never happen in real life." We recorded it.

0:41:290:41:33

A month later, 911 brought it out and had a number one single with it,

0:41:330:41:36

so there you go, that just goes to show.

0:41:360:41:38

More Than A Woman, which was a cover of the Bee Gees song.

0:41:380:41:40

Party People...Friday Night, all three of those were top ten singles,

0:41:400:41:44

and Wonderland, which was their last UK top 40 single,

0:41:440:41:47

also could have had Don't Make Me Wait,

0:41:470:41:49

How Do You Want Me To Love You

0:41:490:41:50

and The Journey, all of those were pointless answers.

0:41:500:41:52

Let's take a look at Five.

0:41:520:41:54

These are all top ten singles as well.

0:41:550:41:57

Don't Wanna Let You Go, Got The Feelin' was a pointless answer,

0:41:570:41:59

I know lots of people at home will have got that,

0:41:590:42:01

and Until The Time Is Through, also a pointless answer.

0:42:010:42:04

Now, our old friends S Club, S Club 7,

0:42:040:42:07

let's take a look at the pointless, only four pointless answers here.

0:42:070:42:10

-ELENA GASPS

-Love Ain't Gonna Wait For You

0:42:100:42:12

was a pointless answer, Two In A Million is a pointless answer.

0:42:120:42:15

-Look at the shock on Elena's face.

-Two In A Million!

-I know, right?

0:42:150:42:18

That song's on Now 38, I think.

0:42:180:42:19

LAUGHTER

0:42:190:42:21

That is very specific knowledge.

0:42:210:42:23

A lot of numericals flying around.

0:42:230:42:25

Yeah, there really are.

0:42:250:42:26

You, and You're My Number One. Some big scorers there.

0:42:260:42:29

We couldn't have Reach For The Stars as it's just called Reach.

0:42:290:42:31

-Oh, is it?

-Because it's famously called Reach...

-Was it about 100?

0:42:310:42:34

-No, 13.

-What?!

0:42:340:42:36

-I suspect a lot of other people said Reach For The Stars...

-Oh, OK.

0:42:360:42:39

..which we wouldn't have accepted. S Club Party would have scored 11.

0:42:390:42:42

They famously, of course, said

0:42:420:42:43

that there ain't no party like an S Club party,

0:42:430:42:45

so thank you to S Club for filling us in on that.

0:42:450:42:48

Thank you very much indeed. Thanks, Richard.

0:42:480:42:50

Unfortunately, we have to say goodbye to you, Elena and Jordan,

0:42:500:42:53

but it's been fabulous having you on the show. Thank you for playing. Elena and Jordan.

0:42:530:42:56

APPLAUSE

0:42:560:42:59

Well, sadly, Elena and Jordan didn't win our jackpot today,

0:42:590:43:02

which means it rolls over onto the next show,

0:43:020:43:04

when we will be playing for £2,000.

0:43:040:43:06

APPLAUSE

0:43:060:43:08

Join us then, to see if someone can win it. Meanwhile,

0:43:080:43:11

-it's goodbye from Richard.

-Goodbye.

-And it's goodbye from me. Goodbye.

0:43:110:43:14

APPLAUSE

0:43:140:43:16

Quiz in which contestants try to score as few points as possible by plumbing the depths of their general knowledge to come up with the answers no-one else can think of. Presented by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman.