Episode 19 Pointless


Episode 19

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.


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APPLAUSE

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Thank you very much indeed.

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Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong, and welcome to Pointless,

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the show where the lowest scorers are our biggest winners.

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Let's meet today's players.

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And couple number one.

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Hi, I'm Dan, and this is my partner, Tabby, and we are from Liverpool.

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Couple number two.

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Hi, I'm Tony, this is my lovely wife, Liz,

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and we're from Colwyn Bay in North Wales.

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Couple number three.

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Hi, I'm Nichal, and this is my father, Gurvinder,

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and we're from London.

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And, finally, couple number four.

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Hello, I'm Julia, this is my best friend, Christine.

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I'm from Norfolk, and Christine's from Kent.

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And these are today's contestants.

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APPLAUSE

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Thank you very much, all of you. A very warm welcome to each of you.

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We'll find out more about you on 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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Rowdier than a budget flight full of rugby players,

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

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Hiya. Hey, everybody.

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Afternoon.

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Isn't it awful when you get on a flight and a big party comes on?

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-Either of rugby players or schoolchildren.

-Oh...

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-Or stags.

-In their different ways. Stags is the worst.

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Schoolchildren on a stag - that's the worst.

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-LAUGHTER Oh!

-Oh, awful.

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Now, for the first time in a long time,

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-we didn't give away the jackpot last time.

-I know.

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We've given it away six shows in a row,

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and David and Jacqueline, last time, they got a three-pointer,

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but didn't give it away.

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So it's finally got a two in front of it.

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We're going to have to polish that two up again.

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Only one pair coming back from that show -

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that's Julia and Christine on the last podium there,

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got through to Round 2 last time.

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So, we welcome the rest of you here.

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-Finally a jackpot that doesn't have a one in front of it.

-That's nice.

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-It's a nice day to turn up.

-Thank you very much.

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So, David and Jacqueline didn't win the jackpot,

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so we add another £1,000 to that.

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So today's jackpot starts off at £2,250. There we are.

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Applause ringing from the rafters.

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

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I say this at the beginning of every game.

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The pair with the highest score

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at the end of each round will be eliminated -

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that's the thing you have to remember.

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Best of luck to all four pairs.

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Our first category this afternoon...

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is the USA. The USA.

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Tabby and Dan pleased about that. We'll discover why in a moment.

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

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

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Richard, what happened to E?

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Well, we're looking for any of the 50 US states

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beginning with the letters, essentially, in the word America,

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-but there aren't any US states beginning E.

-Oh, I see.

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-Yes, good point.

-You see.

-Yes.

-So we left it out.

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Yeah, any US state, please, that starts with one of those letters.

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-Very best of luck.

-Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

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Tabby, a warm welcome to Pointless. So, did you revise America?

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I tried to, but it's, like, my very, very worst subject,

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-and I know nothing about America.

-Oh, no, Tabby.

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Well, listen, before we get onto that,

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Tabby, what do you do up in Liverpool?

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I work for the NHS in medicines management.

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And what do you like to do when you're not working on medicines?

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Well, I've got three very young kids,

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so that's a bit of a handful.

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-Sleeping?

-I don't do a lot of sleeping.

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-Getting up early, that's the thing.

-I do a lot of that.

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Well, it's great to have you here.

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If you want to have a little kip, there's some steps there.

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-I can't recommend them enough.

-I might take you up on that.

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Now, Tabby, US states.

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I'm going to go for - I think it's a US state -

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-Missouri.

-Missouri.

-Yeah.

-Missouri, says Tabby.

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Let's see if that's right,

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

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Absolutely right, Tabby.

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Look at that. There we are. 26.

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APPLAUSE Off to a flying start. Well done.

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26 for Missouri.

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Very well played, Tabby.

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Yeah, named after the Missouri River.

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-Or is it the other way round?

-Thank you very much, Richard.

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-Tony, welcome here.

-Thank you.

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From North Wales. Great to have you here.

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What do you do, Tony?

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-I work in local government. I'm a manager.

-Very good.

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And what you are your hobbies, Tony?

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I play darts,

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I'm captain of a local darts team in our league.

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-What's the name of the team?

-The Vic C.

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-The Vic Club in Old Colwyn.

-The Vic Club.

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And how are you doing, Tony? Be honest. Is it going well?

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We're OK. We're second, I think, at the moment.

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-Oh, that's good.

-That's OK.

-Who's ahead of you in the league?

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Yeah, The Semaphore are ahead of us at the moment.

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-Yeah.

-Oh, The Semaphore.

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-They would be, wouldn't they?

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-They've got a couple of ringers in their team, The Semaphore.

-Yes.

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-Not from North Wales at all.

-No, they're really not.

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Really not, no. Mid Wales.

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There was four Dutch guys, for example.

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-No, they're not from The Semaphore.

-Yeah.

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Tony, what would you like to go for?

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Erm, OK.

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I'm going to go for Illinois.

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Illinois, says Tony.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people went with Illinois.

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Well, it's 26 for Missouri.

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Where does Illinois end up?

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Past the 26.

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21.

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APPLAUSE 21.

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That's a good answer.

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Morton in Illinois is the pumpkin capital of the world.

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80% of the world's canned pumpkin...

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..comes from Morton, Illinois.

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-Did you know they do canned pumpkin?

-I didn't.

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I wonder if they're mushing them or maybe dicing them.

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Do you have diced pumpkin? I've never come across...

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-You can dice a pumpkin, you can, you can pickle a pumpkin.

-You can.

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That was hard to say but easy to do.

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-LAUGHTER

-You can mash it,

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-you can can it, stick 'em in pies.

-They're a very versatile fruit.

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-Is it a fruit or a vegetable?

-Pumpkin?

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-It's actually an animal.

-LAUGHTER

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-Good.

-Yeah, weirdly.

-There we go.

-Yeah.

-Thank you very much indeed.

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Now, Gurvinder, welcome to Pointless.

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Great to have you here.

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-What do you do, Gurvinder?

-I'm a property developer.

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And how long have you been doing it for?

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Ooh, quite some time. About 22 years.

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Do you find it easy to switch off, though?

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-I'd imagine that sort of thing you kind of do full-time.

-I manage.

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You manage? OK, and how do you switch off?

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-What are the things you like to...?

-Play a bit of sport.

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Play tennis, golf and a lot of badminton.

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Very good.

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OK, now, Gurvinder, we've had Missouri, we've had Illinois.

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We haven't got below 20 yet.

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Erm...Arkansas.

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Arkansas, says Gurvinder.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people went with Arkansas.

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Well, 26...

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Oh, look, there's a new high score.

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41. APPLAUSE

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Fairly arbitrary, but, yeah,

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I'm afraid Arkansas gets a high score there.

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I would've thought that would be a lower scorer, Gurvinder.

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I thought it was a good answer, but, yeah, Arkansas.

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More than half of Arkansas is forest.

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That's why they don't have the pumpkin capital, I imagine.

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Exactly right, because pumpkins, of course, need to roam.

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Yeah, they do.

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-They need long plains, cos they roam in herds.

-Yeah.

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And in forests, they get frightened.

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Well, there are pumpkin wolves that live in forests that will see off...

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-Which eat pumpkins. Exactly right.

-Exactly.

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Thanks very much. Julia, welcome back.

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-Thank you.

-Great to have you amongst us again.

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It was Round 2 we had to say goodbye to you last time.

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-Remind us what you do, Julia.

-I'm a proofreader.

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I correct texts for grammar, spelling, punctuation.

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I read novels all day.

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See, that's quite a nice thing to be doing.

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-These are published novels, as well.

-They will be published.

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-Oh, they're soon to be published.

-Yes.

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Now, in the past, you had some connection with the band A-ha.

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I did, yes. I worked for their manager.

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How long did you do that?

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-About...three or four years, I think.

-Very good indeed.

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-Morten Harket appeared in an Armstrong and Miller sketch.

-I know.

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-The farmers' market.

-Yeah. Oh, there you are. Good.

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-Were you working for them, then?

-No, I wasn't. It was just before.

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-And I thought, "Oh, there's Morten."

-Yeah.

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Was your job application, "Take on me, take me on"?

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LAUGHTER

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-Julia.

-Yes.

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US states beginning with these letters.

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I think...

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-..Connecticut.

-Connecticut, says Julia.

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Let's see if it's right,

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

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It's right.

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41 still our high, 21, our low.

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You've passed the high...

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Look at that. 19 for Connecticut.

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Very well done. APPLAUSE

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Well played, Julia.

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Now, you know, the average UK motorist drives 8,000 miles a year.

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The average Connecticut motorist drives 24,000.

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They need more shops, maybe.

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I think it's cos

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-a lot of them work in Reading.

-LAUGHTER

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And so, for the UK, it's quite easy to get to,

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-but from Connecticut, it takes substantially longer.

-Yeah.

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Thank you very much indeed. We're halfway through the round.

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Let's take a look at those scores.

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19 is the lowest score of that pass. Very well done indeed to you, Julia.

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Then up to 21, where we find Tony and Liz.

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Then up to 26, where we find Tabby and Dan.

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And then up to 41, Gurvinder and Nichal.

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So, Nichal, you're

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going to have to find something that somehow scores low,

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otherwise it'll be goodbye at the end of this round.

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We're going to come back down the line.

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Can the second players please step up to the podium?

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Now then, Christine. Welcome back.

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Remind us what you do, Christine.

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I'm a finance director for a small printing company

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that prints big things.

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LAUGHTER Little company, big things.

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So, how do you and Julia know each other?

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Way back in the day, we were both in London looking for a flat

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and we went along to a flat

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where about 50 girls were crammed into a room.

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And we weren't selected, and we walked away grumbling,

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got talking to each other, went to the pub, end of story.

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And there you are, friends years and years later. Fantastic.

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I mean, did you ever hear of anyone else who was in that room that day?

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-No.

-Oh, wouldn't it be amazing if we found out who they were?

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It could be anyone.

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OK. Now, there you are on 19. Nice low score.

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The high scorers are Nichal and Gurvinder on 41.

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So 21 or less gets you through to the next round.

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What would you like to go for?

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I think I'll go for Rhode Island.

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Rhode Island, says Christine.

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

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There is your red line. Get below that, you're through.

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Wow. Almost through.

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APPLAUSE 21, you needed, 22 you got.

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You equal Nichal and Gurvinder's score for now.

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Yeah, very nicely played.

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Rhode Island's the smallest of the US states.

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-So less driving.

-Yes.

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Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

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-Now, Nichal.

-Hello.

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Now, Nichal, for the moment,

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-you are joint high scorers with Julia and Christine.

-Yes.

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However, they've given two answers, you've yet to give one.

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-Nichal, I happen to know it's your birthday today.

-It is, yes.

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-So happy birthday.

-Thank you very much.

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What's the best thing you've been given so far?

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Being here right now.

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Oh! That's the right answer. He's in the final.

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LAUGHTER What do you do, Nichal?

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I work for one of the big music publishing companies.

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And how long have you been doing that?

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Three and a half years now. I've moved within the company.

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So what are your interests outside publishing?

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Mainly sort of the same as Dad.

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I play a lot of badminton, football, cricket.

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I run a football and cricket club.

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-But mainly, mainly sport.

-Very good.

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OK. Well, let's have a nice low score from you, Nichal.

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Yeah, I'm...struggling to think what's going to be the lowest.

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-I'm going to try Idaho.

-Idaho, says Nichal.

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No red line for you as you're currently joint high scorers.

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Let's see how many of our 100 said Idaho.

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39.

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APPLAUSE

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Another high scorer there for some reason.

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Takes your total up to 80.

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Yeah, they call it the Gem State

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cos there's huge amounts of precious and semiprecious stones.

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Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

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Now, OK, Liz, a very warm welcome to Pointless.

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Lovely to have you here.

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What do you do, Liz?

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I work in the public sector as well.

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And what are your interests, Liz?

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Me and my eldest daughter,

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we both sing for one of the Tenovus choirs.

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They were set up last year for people affected by cancer,

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and we even sang in St David's Hall in Cardiff

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a couple of months ago.

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Fantastic. So, how often do you go along and sing?

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-Is it a weekly...?

-Yeah, every week, yeah, we go.

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It's usually on darts night as well, actually...

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Oh, that's quite good. That's quite good.

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How many of you are there in your choir, in your Tenovus?

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Oh, there's quite a few now. It's got quite popular.

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Oh, you should have said, "Ten of us." Sorry, sorry.

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-Yeah.

-LAUGHTER

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There's about 80 of us now, actually regular members.

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That's a big sound, isn't it?

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-Yeah, it's lovely as well.

-Very nice.

-It's good.

-Good stuff.

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Now, there you are on 21.

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The high scorers are Nichal and Gurvinder on 80,

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so 58 or less gets you through to the next round.

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I've got a few,

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and it's just which would be the lowest.

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Erm...

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I'm going to go with...Montana.

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Montana, says Liz.

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Here is your red line.

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If you can get below that with Montana,

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through you go to Round 2.

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How many of our 100 said Montana?

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It's right.

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-Into Round 2.

-Yes!

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-Yay!

-23.

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Very well done indeed.

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APPLAUSE 44 is your total.

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Well played, Liz.

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Yeah, up in the top left, where the pumpkins do not roam.

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-No, they don't. Well, it's too high.

-Too cold.

-Too high, too left.

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-Too cold for them.

-Yeah.

-At altitude, they shrivel.

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MUTED LAUGHTER

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The only wild pumpkins that can survive at altitude

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are the ones with the candles inside them.

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LAUGHTER Yes.

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Thank you very much, Richard.

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-Dan, welcome to Pointless.

-Hello.

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Very good to have you here from Liverpool.

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What do you do, Dan?

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I work as an appraisal technologist,

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so I work in the hair-care industry

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testing and designing new products and making sure...

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Do you work for a laboratoire?

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I work in a laboratory.

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-In a laboratory.

-Yes.

-But you do the science bit.

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Like they say an adverts. "Here's the science bit."

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-That's the stuff that Dan does.

-That's it.

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What's that bird of prey on your shirt? Is that an eagle?

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-I think it's an eagle, yeah.

-Yeah. Very nice. Very smart.

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What are your interests outside science?

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I spend a lot of time with Tabby and the children.

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We had Connie, who was born last year.

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Outside of that, whenever I get free time,

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I like to go and do live action role-play.

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-A bit of LARP.

-Yeah.

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We had a LARP person on not very long ago.

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-You had a LARP-er on?

-Live action role-play.

-Yes.

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Which...I thought sounded interesting.

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Funnily enough, his wife had almost exactly the same expression

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-that Tabby's got on her face.

-Yeah. LAUGHTER

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You keep all the kit in your own...at home

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and you dress up in stuff.

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You've got to meet up with other people dressed up.

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Are you sure they're going to have dressed up

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in the same sort of sphere as you?

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There's a general dress code for it

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for whatever character you're playing, yeah.

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Which is...what? Sort of hessian robe and a...

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-Tunic.

-..a staff. Tunics. There we go.

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-Tunics are also good.

-Robe, tunic.

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Armour. Some people like to dress and wear full metal armour.

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-So, we're in the Dark Ages, essentially, aren't we?

-Yes.

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-Right. OK. And then you just go and make stuff up.

-Pretty much.

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Free-form amateur dramatics, as I like to call it.

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-So a bit like the games we played when we were little.

-Yeah.

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Yeah. Fun, then.

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Tabby's just reserving... Keeping her counsel on that one.

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OK. Now, you're an 26, Dan.

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The high scorers are still Nichal and Gurvinder on 80.

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So 53 or less gets you through.

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I had a few. Most of them have gone. One hasn't, though.

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I'm going to go with Maine.

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Maine, says Dan.

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

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It's right.

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It gets you through. There we are.

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Maine has done its job.

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APPLAUSE 32 for Maine. 58 is your total.

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Very well played, Dan.

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Now, in all of these answers, there's an interesting phenomenon

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which is the ones with the vowels are all at the top,

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the Is and the As.

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Seven of the top eight are all Is and As.

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There's only Illinois that doesn't appear in that top eight.

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I'll tell you who the top eight are.

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You'd have got 36, Iowa, 36, Indiana, 38, Alabama,

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39, Idaho, 41, Arkansas, 41, Alaska, 45, Arizona.

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The only non-vowel in that top eight is California,

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which is the biggest scorer of all on 60.

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And the low scorers, apart from Illinois, are all Ms and Cs.

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Maryland, 18, Colorado, 18.

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Those are the best two answers you could've got.

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So Connecticut is a terrific answer on 19.

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20 points for Minnesota, 27 for Michigan,

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31 for Mississippi and 32 for Massachusetts,

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and that's all the answers.

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But, yeah, all the ones with the vowels, right at the top there.

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There we are. Thank you. Thank you very much indeed.

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

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with their high score of 80, it's Nichal and Gurvinder.

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Well, we've all learnt a lesson there about vowels, haven't we,

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when it comes to US states?

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Sadly, too late in your case, but we'll see you again next time

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when I have high hopes we'll see much, much more of you.

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But, in the meantime, happy birthday, Nichal,

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and thanks very much for playing.

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Nichal and Gurvinder. APPLAUSE

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But for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round 2.

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And so, we're suddenly down to three pairs.

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At the end of this round, we'll be down to two.

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Well done, everyone, for making it to Round 2.

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Julia and Christine, particularly well done.

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Lowest individual and lowest combined score

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on that far podium over there.

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Best of luck to all three pairs.

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Our category for Round 2 this afternoon is...

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It is Novels. 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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Banned books, Richard.

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On each board, we're going to show you the name of six novels

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that were banned or censored after publication.

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We need you to tell us the authors, please.

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Going to be 12 in all to have a go at at home, so very best of luck.

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OK. So, who are the authors of these banned books?

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Here's our first board of six.

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And we've got...

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I'll read those all one last time.

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Dan. So, authors.

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I recognise the books.

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I've read one.

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And that's the one I'm going to have to go for.

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It's Ninety Eighty-Four, which is by George Orwell.

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George Orwell, says Dan.

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Well, you might well be taking

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the only one people know off that board,

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so, tactically, not a bad move.

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

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It's right.

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47.

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APPLAUSE 47.

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Yeah, banned in the Soviet Union, Ninety Eighty-Four, in 1950.

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And in the States, it keeps being challenged.

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The American Library Association's got it on their list,

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and it keeps being challenged for being pro-Communist.

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-Ironically.

-Strange.

-Yeah.

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Thank you very much indeed.

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-Now, Tony.

-Hello.

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How are you finding our board of banned books, Tony?

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Terrible, if I'm honest.

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-It's a tough board, that, isn't it?

-It's a terrible board for me.

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I'm absolutely clueless on all of them.

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So I'll have to have a guess...

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..and say maybe Naked Lunch...

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..Mark Twain.

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-An author.

-Mark Twain. An author.

-I believe.

-Yes.

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-Maybe he wrote it with the help of a medium.

-Yes.

-Let's see.

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Mark Twain. Is it right?

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Leave it at that.

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I'm afraid not Mark Twain

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-for the Naked Lunch. Richard.

-Yeah, not Mark Twain, I'm afraid.

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Famous author and pumpkin farmer.

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LAUGHTER

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Now, then, Christine.

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-This board's all yours.

-OK.

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Feel free to go through it and provide all the answers.

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Ulysses is James Joyce,

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Naked Lunch, I think, is William Burroughs.

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Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut Jr,

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Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert,

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and I think The World Is Full of Married Men is Jacqueline Susann.

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I think that deserves a small round of applause.

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She's quite wrong on all of them, obviously, but...

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What would you like to go for, Christine?

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I think I'll go for the one that I prefer,

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which is Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert.

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Gustave Flaubert, says Christine.

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

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It's right.

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Yep. That'll do it. 9.

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-APPLAUSE

-Jackie Collins.

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9 for Flaubert.

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Yeah, and Flaubert was prosecuted for offences against public morals.

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-Quite right too.

-Now seen as a masterpiece.

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Never read Madame Bovary, but 9 points, terrific answer.

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Not the best answer on the board, actually.

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We'll get to that in a moment.

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At the top there, of course, Ulysses is James Joyce.

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Would've scored you 34.

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Naked Lunch, William S Burroughs.

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Would've scored 12 points.

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The wonderful Slaughterhouse-Five.

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That would've scored you 15 points. Kurt Vonnegut there.

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And The World Is Full of Married Men,

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you let yourself down there.

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It's Jackie Collins. Jackie Collins.

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It's the best answer on the board. 4 points.

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Thank you very much. We're halfway through the round.

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Let's take a look at the scores. Very well done.

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Hats off to you, Christine.

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9 over there on the far podium.

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Then 47 is where we find Dan and Tabby.

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And then 100 is where we find Tony and Liz.

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Liz, let's hope that next board's a little bit easier.

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That was quite a forbidding board of books.

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We're going to come back down the line.

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Can the second players please step up to the podium?

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OK. Let's put six more banned books up on the board,

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and here they come.

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We've got...

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I'll read those all one last time.

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Julia.

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So, your aim is to score 90 or less.

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I am going to choose Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.

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OK. There you are.

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You're on 9. You want to be scoring 90 or less.

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You're going to go for Nabokov.

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Let's see if that's right for Lolita.

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There's your red line.

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Very well done. You're through.

0:23:150:23:17

APPLAUSE 14. Takes your total up to 23.

0:23:220:23:25

Well done.

0:23:250:23:27

Yeah, banned for obscenity

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in the UK, Argentina, New Zealand and South Africa.

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The UK banned... They seized every copy

0:23:300:23:32

that came into the country until 1959.

0:23:320:23:35

Thank you very much indeed.

0:23:350:23:36

OK, now, Liz, let's have a low score from you

0:23:360:23:39

and it might just keep you in the game.

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You never know.

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I only know one answer. At least there's one.

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And that's The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie.

0:23:460:23:50

Salman Rushdie, says Liz, for The Satanic Verses.

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No red line as you're the high scorers.

0:23:530:23:56

Let's see how many people said Salman Rushdie.

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It's right.

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45, it scores.

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APPLAUSE Takes your total up to 145.

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Could still be in with a shout.

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Yes, sparked all sorts of worldwide protests

0:24:110:24:13

and a fatwa from Ayatollah Khomeini and banned in many countries.

0:24:130:24:17

Thank you very much, Richard.

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Now then, Tabby, do you fancy talking us through that board?

0:24:190:24:23

-No.

-LAUGHTER

0:24:230:24:26

So, I'm just going to have a bit of a guess,

0:24:260:24:28

and I think Brave New World might've been Aldous Huxley.

0:24:280:24:30

Aldous Huxley, you are saying.

0:24:300:24:32

You want to score 97 or less,

0:24:320:24:33

which looks like this in red line terms.

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Get below that, you're into the head-to-head.

0:24:360:24:38

How many people said Aldous Huxley?

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Very well done.

0:24:420:24:43

Good answer. Ends up at 22.

0:24:480:24:49

APPLAUSE The key thing is you are through.

0:24:490:24:51

Your total is 69.

0:24:510:24:53

Well played, Tabby.

0:24:540:24:55

Yeah, ironically, it's set in a world

0:24:550:24:57

in which books are banned, Brave New World.

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Again, a book in America that's always challenged.

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It's on the Library Association list. Always challenged.

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Let's look at these three.

0:25:040:25:06

-Grapes Of Wrath.

-Steinbeck.

-John Steinbeck, yeah.

0:25:060:25:08

Would've scored you 23.

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-American Psycho?

-Oh...

0:25:100:25:11

-Bret Easton Ellis.

-Thank you very much.

0:25:110:25:13

Would've scored you 9 points.

0:25:130:25:15

And the best answer on the board. Do you know that one?

0:25:150:25:18

-It's got a funny name. I've seen it.

-It's a hilarious name.

0:25:180:25:20

-It's called John.

-Yeah. LAUGHTER

0:25:200:25:22

-It's John Cleland.

-Cleland. John Cleland.

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That would've scored 2 points. Best answer on the board.

0:25:250:25:27

-Well done if you got that.

-Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

0:25:270:25:30

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

0:25:300:25:32

with their high score of 145, Liz and Tony.

0:25:320:25:36

-I'm sorry. That was a tough round, wasn't it?

-It was.

-Tough for me.

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Really, really tough one.

0:25:390:25:40

Anyway, I'm sorry to send you home with that,

0:25:400:25:42

but we will see you again next time,

0:25:420:25:44

when let's hope the questions will fall a bit more kindly for you.

0:25:440:25:47

But in the meantime, thanks very much indeed. Liz and Tony.

0:25:470:25:49

-Thank you.

-APPLAUSE

0:25:490:25:53

But, for Julia and Christine and Dan and Tabby,

0:25:530:25:56

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

0:25:560:25:58

Congratulations, Julia and Christine, Dan and Tabby.

0:26:020:26:05

You're now one step closer to the final

0:26:050:26:07

and a chance to play for our jackpot which currently stands at £2,250.

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Well, you know the story. From here on, you can play as a team.

0:26:150:26:18

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

0:26:180:26:21

Well, best of luck to both pairs. Let's play the head-to-head.

0:26:210:26:23

OK, as the blood red lighting settles around us,

0:26:290:26:32

your first question is...

0:26:320:26:34

Classic theatre. Richard.

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Yep. We're going to show you five images now

0:26:390:26:40

which are visual clues to classic works of theatre.

0:26:400:26:43

Can you name those works, please?

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Thank you very much indeed.

0:26:450:26:47

So, let's reveal our five images, and here they come.

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We've got...

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There we are.

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Five visual clues to works of classic theatre.

0:27:130:27:15

Julia and Christine will go first.

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What do you want to go for?

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OK, I can do the first two and D.

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Shall we go for B, Henrik Ibsen, Doll's House?

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If you think that, yeah.

0:27:250:27:27

-Any idea on the Arthur Miller...?

-Yes, it is.

-Is it?

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We will choose C, Arthur Miller,

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The Crucible.

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OK, C, The Crucible, say Julia and Christine.

0:27:340:27:37

Now then, Dan and Tabby, do you want to talk us through that board?

0:27:370:27:41

We were wondering what that one was cos we didn't have a clue.

0:27:410:27:44

We think A is The Birthday Party,

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B, we think's The Doll's House,

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D, we think is The Mousetrap

0:27:490:27:50

-and I'm not sure on E.

-No.

0:27:500:27:53

We'll go for B,

0:27:530:27:55

The Doll's House.

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OK, B, The Doll's House.

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So, we have The Crucible and we have A Doll's House.

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Julia and Christine went for The Crucible for C.

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Let's see if that's right,

0:28:050:28:06

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

0:28:060:28:09

It's right.

0:28:110:28:12

26 for The Crucible.

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APPLAUSE

0:28:180:28:22

Dan and Tabby, meanwhile, have gone for A Doll's House for B.

0:28:220:28:24

Let's see if that's right,

0:28:240:28:26

let's see how many of our 100 people said A Doll's House.

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It's right.

0:28:300:28:31

-Oh, well done. MOUTHS:

-No way!

0:28:350:28:37

Very well done indeed, Dan and Tabby.

0:28:370:28:40

APPLAUSE

0:28:400:28:42

You've broken their serve there.

0:28:420:28:43

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

-Well played, Dan and Tabby.

0:28:430:28:46

There is an answer that would've beaten that.

0:28:460:28:48

It's not A, which is The Birthday Party.

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That would've scored you...

0:28:500:28:52

35.

0:28:520:28:54

The biggest scorer up there,

0:28:560:28:57

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap.

0:28:570:28:59

That would have scored you...

0:28:590:29:01

86.

0:29:010:29:03

It's the last one, this is the best answer on the board.

0:29:030:29:05

It's Tony Kushner's...

0:29:050:29:06

-Angels In America.

-..Angels In America.

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And that would've scored you 3 points.

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Very well done if you said that at home.

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There we are. Thank you very much indeed.

0:29:120:29:14

OK, here comes your second question.

0:29:140:29:15

Dan and Tabby, you get to answer it first,

0:29:150:29:18

but Julia and Christine, you have to win this one

0:29:180:29:20

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

0:29:200:29:22

-Wimbledon.

-We're going to show you five clues now

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to facts about the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.

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Can you give us the most obscure answer?

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

0:29:310:29:35

We have got...

0:29:350:29:36

I'll read those one last time.

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Dan and Tabby will go first.

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SHE WHISPERS INDISTINCTLY

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-Yeah.

-Yeah.

0:30:310:30:32

We're going to go for the German player

0:30:320:30:35

that became the youngest ever men's singles champion.

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-I think it's Boris Becker.

-Boris Becker, say Dan and Tabby.

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Boris Becker.

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Now then, Julia and Christine.

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How good is your Wimbledon knowledge?

0:30:430:30:44

You can talk us through the board if you like.

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Chance for you to break back here.

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I think the first one might be Martina Navratilova.

0:30:500:30:54

Don't know about the mixed doubles.

0:30:540:30:56

Bottom one's You Cannot Be Serious.

0:30:560:30:59

-Do you know the fourth one?

-No, I don't.

0:30:590:31:02

-So...

-What shall we do?

-You decide.

0:31:020:31:05

The...fifth answer is

0:31:050:31:07

You Cannot Be Serious.

0:31:070:31:09

You Cannot Be Serious say Julia and Christine.

0:31:090:31:12

So, we have Boris Becker and You Cannot Be Serious.

0:31:120:31:15

Dan and Tabby have gone for Boris Becker.

0:31:150:31:17

Let's see if that's right,

0:31:170:31:18

let's see how many people said Boris Becker.

0:31:180:31:20

It's right.

0:31:220:31:23

60 for Boris Becker. APPLAUSE

0:31:260:31:28

There's a high score.

0:31:300:31:31

Now, Julia and Christine have gone for You Cannot Be Serious,

0:31:310:31:34

the title of John McEnroe's autobiography.

0:31:340:31:36

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

0:31:360:31:39

It is right.

0:31:410:31:43

And it wins you the point. Well done.

0:31:430:31:45

Back in the game. 46. APPLAUSE

0:31:450:31:47

Which means, after two questions, it's 1-1.

0:31:470:31:50

They're the top two answers on the board, actually,

0:31:500:31:52

so let's take a look at the others.

0:31:520:31:54

It is Martina Navratilova, the top one there.

0:31:540:31:56

Would've scored you 30 points.

0:31:560:31:58

We'll leave the mixture doubles for a second.

0:31:580:32:00

The official name of the site known as Henman Hill,

0:32:000:32:02

it's the Aorangi Terrace.

0:32:020:32:04

Aorangi Park is just to the north of Centre Court.

0:32:040:32:07

Aorangi is the Maori name for Mount Cook.

0:32:070:32:10

5 points for that.

0:32:100:32:11

And, I mean, if you know this, well done,

0:32:110:32:13

and if you guessed it, even better, cos it's 1913.

0:32:130:32:17

Terrific answer. Pointless answer, unsurprisingly.

0:32:170:32:19

There we are. Thank you very much. So, here comes your decider.

0:32:190:32:22

Whoever wins this third question

0:32:220:32:24

goes through to the final and plays for the jackpot.

0:32:240:32:26

Best of luck to both pairs. It concerns...

0:32:260:32:28

BBC TV newsreaders. Richard.

0:32:320:32:33

We're going to show you the names now of five BBC TV newsreaders

0:32:330:32:36

but in the form of anagrams.

0:32:360:32:37

Can you unscramble them, please, and give us the most obscure answer.

0:32:370:32:40

-Best of luck.

-OK.

0:32:400:32:42

So, let's reveal our five scrambled newsreaders,

0:32:420:32:44

and here they are.

0:32:440:32:46

We have got...

0:32:460:32:47

I'll read those one last time.

0:32:530:32:55

Julia and Christine, you will go first.

0:33:010:33:04

BOTH CHUCKLE

0:33:050:33:08

Huw... Oh, I can't... Hang on.

0:33:080:33:11

-Huw Edwards.

-Yeah.

0:33:120:33:13

Mm-hm.

0:33:150:33:17

We're going to go for the third one down, which is Huw Edwards.

0:33:170:33:20

Huw Edwards, say Julia and Christine.

0:33:200:33:22

Now, Dan and Tabby.

0:33:220:33:25

Do you want to talk us through those?

0:33:250:33:28

We're not too sure on the ones that are left

0:33:280:33:30

apart from the bottom one.

0:33:300:33:32

We think the bottom one's Fiona Bruce.

0:33:350:33:36

Fiona Bruce.

0:33:360:33:38

So, we have Huw Edwards and we have Fiona Bruce.

0:33:380:33:41

Julia and Christine said Huw Edwards.

0:33:410:33:43

Let's see if that's right, let's see how many people said Huw Edwards.

0:33:430:33:46

It's right.

0:33:490:33:50

Not bad.

0:33:550:33:56

APPLAUSE 25 for Huw Edwards.

0:33:560:33:58

Not bad.

0:34:000:34:01

Meanwhile, Dan and Tabby have gone for Fiona Bruce, aerobic fun.

0:34:010:34:05

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

0:34:050:34:08

It's right.

0:34:100:34:11

Ooh! Look at that.

0:34:150:34:17

APPLAUSE Fiona Bruce pips it.

0:34:170:34:19

10, Fiona Bruce.

0:34:190:34:20

Which means, Dan and Tabby, after three questions,

0:34:200:34:23

-you are through to the final 2-1.

-Yeah, very well played.

0:34:230:34:26

-I didn't get Fiona Bruce at all. Did you?

-No.

-Did not get it.

0:34:260:34:29

-Now, the top one is...

-Didn't get that one either.

0:34:290:34:32

-..Moira Stuart.

-Oh!

-Moira Stuart. Would've scored you 4.

0:34:320:34:35

-The next one.

-Angela Rippon.

-Angela Rippon. Yep.

0:34:350:34:38

That would've scored you 20.

0:34:380:34:40

Now, the best answer on the board.

0:34:400:34:41

-Peter Sissons.

-Peter Sissons, yeah.

0:34:410:34:44

And that would've scored 1 point, so very well done

0:34:440:34:46

-if you got that at home.

-Wow. There you go.

0:34:460:34:48

Thank you very much indeed.

0:34:480:34:50

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

0:34:500:34:52

I'm so sorry, Julia and Christine.

0:34:520:34:54

I mean, you've had a stormer of a time on Pointless here.

0:34:540:34:56

Fantastic low scoring in our first two rounds.

0:34:560:34:59

Nothing wrong with any of your answers in this,

0:34:590:35:01

but Dan and Tabby just got you there with the anagrams, I fear.

0:35:010:35:05

It's been great having you on both shows.

0:35:050:35:07

Thank you so much for playing. I'm sorry we have to say goodbye.

0:35:070:35:09

Julia and Christine, thanks so much. APPLAUSE

0:35:090:35:13

But for Dan and Tabby, it's now time for our Pointless final.

0:35:140:35:17

Congratulations, Dan and Tabby.

0:35:200:35:22

You've fought off all the competition,

0:35:220:35:24

and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy,

0:35:240:35:26

so very well done.

0:35:260:35:28

You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot,

0:35:330:35:36

and at the end of today's show, the jackpot is standing at £2,250.

0:35:360:35:40

Well, I think it's been a very successful game.

0:35:430:35:46

-Your first appearance on the show.

-Yeah.

0:35:460:35:48

Well, you now how it works in this final round.

0:35:480:35:50

We put four categories up there on the board,

0:35:500:35:52

you pick the one you think you're going to have the most success with.

0:35:520:35:55

So, let's find out what today's selection looks like.

0:35:550:35:58

We've got...

0:35:590:36:00

Tabby, cats.

0:36:090:36:10

I do like cats. I've got my cat shoes on.

0:36:100:36:13

-You have as well.

-I have, yes.

0:36:130:36:16

There we go.

0:36:160:36:17

-What do you want to go for?

-What do you think?

-Erm...

0:36:170:36:20

-I don't know.

-Is cats going to be the musical

0:36:200:36:22

or is it going to be actual cats?

0:36:220:36:24

-I don't have a clue.

-Well, there's three things, isn't there?

0:36:240:36:26

Film musicals. I don't know '50s film musicals.

0:36:260:36:29

I don't anything about boxers.

0:36:290:36:31

And classic American singer-songwriters

0:36:310:36:32

could be horrendous.

0:36:320:36:34

It could, or it could be jolly good fun. Which one?

0:36:340:36:36

Do you want to go with cats, then?

0:36:360:36:38

Your choice.

0:36:380:36:39

Let's go with cats and see what we get.

0:36:390:36:42

Going to go with cats. Dan and Tabby say cats.

0:36:420:36:44

Yeah, it's been on the board for a long time,

0:36:440:36:46

and I'm delighted that someone called Tabby has chosen it.

0:36:460:36:48

We are looking for any of the following three.

0:36:480:36:50

We're looking for the name of any of the 63 different cat breeds

0:36:500:36:54

which are recognised by The International Cat Association.

0:36:540:36:56

Then we're looking for any of the cats in Top Cat

0:36:560:36:59

apart from Top Cat himself, or Boss Cat, he's sometimes called.

0:36:590:37:02

Or we're looking for any of the songs

0:37:020:37:04

on the original 1981 cast recording of the musical Cats,

0:37:040:37:07

apart from overtures, reprises

0:37:070:37:08

or anything that's in the middle of another song.

0:37:080:37:11

So, any of the 63 official cat breeds

0:37:110:37:12

according to The International Cat Association,

0:37:120:37:15

any of the cats in Top Cat,

0:37:150:37:16

or any of the songs from the musical Cats. Very best of luck.

0:37:160:37:19

Thanks very much indeed. OK, now, as always, you've got up to one minute

0:37:190:37:22

to come up with three answers, and all you need to win that jackpot

0:37:220:37:24

is for one of your answers to be pointless.

0:37:240:37:26

-Are you ready?

-Yes.

-Yeah.

0:37:260:37:28

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

0:37:280:37:30

There they are.

0:37:300:37:31

Your time starts now.

0:37:310:37:32

I haven't got a clue.

0:37:320:37:33

OK. I had two cats.

0:37:330:37:35

One was an Oriental Shorthair

0:37:350:37:36

and the other was a Tiffany.

0:37:360:37:37

So they might be quite good...

0:37:370:37:39

-Tiffany?

-..for the cat breeds.

0:37:390:37:40

Tiffany sounds good.

0:37:400:37:41

-I think there was the cat in Top Cat called Benny.

-Benny?

0:37:410:37:44

-That's the only one I can remember.

-Let's go with Benny.

0:37:440:37:46

I used to get called Top Cat

0:37:460:37:48

at school cos I was TC.

0:37:480:37:50

Yeah, your initials.

0:37:500:37:51

I don't remember any of them.

0:37:510:37:53

It's too...too long ago.

0:37:530:37:55

I don't remember any of them.

0:37:550:37:56

The only one I remember

0:37:560:37:57

from Cats was Memories.

0:37:570:37:58

That's the one I played on the violin, but that was years ago.

0:37:580:38:01

And everyone knows Memories.

0:38:010:38:02

-Mr...

-Mr Mistoffelees.

-..or something.

0:38:020:38:04

That's quite a famous one

0:38:040:38:05

-as well.

-Somewhere in the back

0:38:050:38:07

of my mind is Mr Bojangles.

0:38:070:38:09

Is that from Cats?

0:38:090:38:10

-Mr Bojangles, yeah.

-I don't know.

0:38:100:38:12

Does he have a song?

0:38:120:38:13

Mr Bo... Yeah, he does.

0:38:130:38:15

Yeah, I think so. I think I've seen...

0:38:150:38:17

Bojangles, your cat...

0:38:170:38:20

Do you want to go with

0:38:200:38:21

your two breeds of cat or...?

0:38:210:38:22

Ten seconds left.

0:38:220:38:23

We'll go with the two

0:38:230:38:24

-breeds of cat.

-And Benny?

-Yeah, OK.

-Yeah?

-Yeah.

0:38:240:38:26

-Are you sure?

-Yeah.

-Final answer.

-Go with it.

0:38:260:38:28

-Three seconds left. Yeah?

-Yeah.

0:38:280:38:30

OK, let's do it.

0:38:300:38:31

OK. Good timing there.

0:38:310:38:33

Just with a second to spare, you arrive at your three answers.

0:38:330:38:36

What are you going to go for?

0:38:360:38:37

For the cat breeds, we 're going to go for a Oriental Shorthair...

0:38:370:38:40

-Oriental Shorthair...

-..and a Tiffany.

-Tiffany.

0:38:400:38:43

-And then I think there's a cat in Top Cat called Benny.

-Benny.

0:38:430:38:47

I'm not sure.

0:38:470:38:48

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

0:38:480:38:50

-Tiffany?

-Tiffany.

-We'll go for Tiffany.

-Tiffany goes last.

0:38:500:38:53

-Least likely to be pointless?

-Benny.

-Benny.

-Benny goes first.

0:38:530:38:56

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

0:38:560:38:59

and here they are.

0:38:590:39:00

We've got Benny, we've got Oriental Shorthair

0:39:000:39:03

and we've got Tiffany.

0:39:030:39:04

Well, three good answers.

0:39:040:39:05

That felt pretty well for you, didn't it, Tabby?

0:39:050:39:07

-DAN CHUCKLES

-No.

0:39:070:39:09

-I've thought of loads more now.

-Well, that's OK.

0:39:090:39:11

You've thought of three good ones, I think, for the board.

0:39:110:39:13

Surely one of those will end up being pointless

0:39:130:39:16

and will win you the jackpot.

0:39:160:39:17

2,250 quid - quite a nice sum to be taking home.

0:39:170:39:20

What would you be doing with that, now, Dan?

0:39:200:39:23

-Taking the kids on holiday. Definitely.

-Fabulous.

0:39:230:39:26

Tabby, how about you?

0:39:260:39:27

Erm, well, apart from going on holiday with Dan's half,

0:39:270:39:30

I would like some very, very expensive shoes

0:39:300:39:33

and a few more tattoos would be nice.

0:39:330:39:36

OK. Well, very best of luck. You first answer was Benny.

0:39:360:39:39

In this case, we were looking for characters from Top Cat.

0:39:390:39:41

This was the one you thought least likely to be pointless.

0:39:410:39:44

Only one of these has to be pointless

0:39:440:39:46

for you to win that jackpot.

0:39:460:39:47

For £2,250, let's find out how many of our 100 people said Benny.

0:39:470:39:51

It's right.

0:39:540:39:56

All that has to happen now

0:39:560:39:57

is for Benny to go down to 0

0:39:570:39:59

and you will leave here with £2,250.

0:39:590:40:01

Down it goes. Through the 20s.

0:40:010:40:04

Ooh, 21 for Benny.

0:40:040:40:05

APPLAUSE That's a high score for Benny.

0:40:050:40:07

Yeah.

0:40:070:40:09

So, I'm afraid not a pointless answer there,

0:40:090:40:11

but two more shots at today's jackpot.

0:40:110:40:13

Your next answer was Oriental Shorthair.

0:40:130:40:16

In this case, we were looking for cat breeds recognised by TICA.

0:40:160:40:20

It has to be pointless for you to win that jackpot,

0:40:200:40:23

so for £2,250, let's see how many people said Oriental Shorthair.

0:40:230:40:27

It's right.

0:40:290:40:32

Now, your first answer was Benny,

0:40:320:40:33

which took us all the way down to 21.

0:40:330:40:36

Oriental Shorthair passes 21.

0:40:360:40:38

Down it goes still,

0:40:380:40:39

through the teens, into single figures.

0:40:390:40:41

Down it goes, still going down...

0:40:410:40:42

You've done it! Very well done indeed.

0:40:420:40:44

CHEERS AND APPLAUSE Very well done. That's superb.

0:40:440:40:46

-Very, very well done. Congratulations.

-Wow.

0:40:460:40:51

-I can't believe it.

-There we go. Very, very well done indeed.

0:40:540:40:59

Cats came good.

0:40:590:41:01

Oriental Shorthair was a pointless answer, Dan and Tabby,

0:41:010:41:04

and you will be leaving here with our jackpot of £2,250.

0:41:040:41:08

Very, very well done indeed.

0:41:080:41:09

Terrific stuff. Very, very well played.

0:41:130:41:15

Yeah, Oriental Shorthair.

0:41:150:41:16

-What was the name of your Oriental Shorthair?

-Randall.

-Aw.

0:41:160:41:20

And now just won you £2,250. That's nice, isn't it?

0:41:200:41:24

The Chantilly-Tiffany is a type of cat, but not recognised by TICA,

0:41:240:41:27

so that was your best shot and it did the job for you.

0:41:270:41:31

Let's take a look at the pointless answers.

0:41:310:41:33

We'll start with the cat breeds. All sorts of nice ones here.

0:41:330:41:35

The Pixiebob Longhair, also a pointless answer.

0:41:400:41:43

You could've had the Toyger, which is virtually...

0:41:430:41:46

It's a cat, a normal domestic cat, but with tiger markings.

0:41:460:41:49

They call it a Toyger.

0:41:490:41:50

You also could've had American Bobtail, Exotic Shorthair,

0:41:500:41:53

Japanese Bobtail.

0:41:530:41:55

-A Munchkin, you could've had, which would've been nice.

-Aw!

0:41:550:41:58

I know. You could've also had a Munchkin Longhair.

0:41:580:42:00

Scottish Straight, Scottish Fold, Snowshoe, Tonkinese,

0:42:000:42:04

and the Turkish Van,

0:42:040:42:06

which is also a good answer to where you should buy a kebab.

0:42:060:42:08

-LAUGHTER

-All of those, pointless answers.

0:42:080:42:10

Now, that's where most of the pointless answers were.

0:42:100:42:13

But cats in Top Cat, there's only one pointless answer

0:42:130:42:16

which is Fancy Fancy.

0:42:160:42:17

Well done if you said that.

0:42:170:42:18

Lots of pointless answers in songs from the musical as well, actually.

0:42:180:42:21

Lots of big answers here.

0:42:210:42:22

In fact, everything apart from Memory, Mr Mistoffolees,

0:42:300:42:33

The Rum Tum Tugger, Old Deuteronomy and The Naming of Cats.

0:42:330:42:36

And Skimbleshanks as well, The Railway Cat.

0:42:360:42:38

Everything else was a pointless answer.

0:42:380:42:39

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

0:42:390:42:41

Tabby and Dan, congratulations.

0:42:410:42:43

Thanks very much.

0:42:430:42:45

Well, thanks once again to our winning players, Dan and Tabby,

0:42:460:42:49

who go away with today's jackpot of £2,250.

0:42:490:42:52

Well done.

0:42:520:42:53

Join us next time when we'll be putting more obscure knowledge

0:42:560:42:59

to the test on Pointless.

0:42:590:43:00

-Meanwhile, it's goodbye from Richard.

-Goodbye.

0:43:000:43:02

And it's goodbye from me. Goodbye.

0:43:020:43:04

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.


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