Episode 4 Pointless


Episode 4

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 a very warm welcome to Pointless,

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the game where you are always striving to find the lowest score.

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Let's meet today's players.

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And couple number one.

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Hello, I'm Steve, and this is Vickie.

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We're husband and wife, and we're from Cobham.

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-Couple number two.

-My name's Paddy,

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this is my oldest friend, Sean, and we are from Liverpool.

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-Couple number three.

-Hello.

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We're Bill and Jill, husband and wife,

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from Hunstanton in Norfolk.

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And finally couple number four.

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Hello. I'm Claire. This is my niece, Georgie.

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I'm from Gloucester, and she's from Stockport.

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And these are today's contestants.

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Thanks very much, all of you.

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We'll find out more about you throughout the show.

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

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A picture of him is being sent into space

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to show any intelligent life out there

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what intelligent life here looks like.

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

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Hiya.

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Hello. Afternoon.

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-Good afternoon to you.

-And to you.

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-Now, two returning pairs from that last show.

-Yes.

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We've got Sean and Paddy on podium two -

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got knocked out in Round Two -

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and Jill and Bill, our rhyming couple.

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We love a rhyming couple.

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First rhyming couple since Eve and Steve.

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So very, very welcome back.

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But a lovely jackpot round last time.

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-Paul and Mary got through to it...

-Yeah.

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..and it was various actors from different ballet films,

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so it was Black Swan, Billy Elliot, The Red Shoes,

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and Paul had a fantastically good encyclopaedic knowledge

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of Black Swan

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and came up with a fantastic answer.

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And then his mum, just one of her friends was in Billy Elliot,

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so she said her, and they both got a pointless answer.

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So that was a lovely combination

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of different types of intelligence there,

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and walked away with the money.

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Very good. Deservedly so. Thanks very much.

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Now, Paul and Mary, as you'll have gathered, won the jackpot last time,

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which means we start off with today's jackpot at £1,000.

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There it is.

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

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So, remember, the pair with the highest score

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at the end of each round will be eliminated,

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and no conferring till we get to the head-to-head.

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Our first category this afternoon is...

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Famous People. Can you all decide in your pairs

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who's to go first, who's 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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Middle initials. Richard.

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We're going to give you seven clues on each board.

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The answers to all of them are people known by

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a first name, a last name and a middle initial.

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You just need to give us the most obscure of those.

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There's going to be 14 names to guess at home. Very best of luck.

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Thanks very much indeed.

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Let's reveal our first board of seven, and here it comes.

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We've got...

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I'll read those all one last time.

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-Vickie, welcome to Pointless.

-Thank you.

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-Always tough going on that first podium, isn't it?

-Yes!

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It's lovely to have you here.

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What do you do, Vickie, down in Cobham?

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I'm the assistant cemetery superintendent at Epsom Cemetery.

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Right. How long have you done that for?

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I've been at Epsom Cemetery for about two years.

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I see. So, and, Vickie, what do you do when you're not at the cemetery?

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Erm...we like going to the cinema, watching films...

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-..things like that.

-OK. Very good indeed.

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-Now, Vickie, what would you like to go for on this board?

-Ergh...

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OK. Not brilliant. There's two I definitely know -

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one I'm pretty sure on, but it would be a gamble.

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Erm...I might play safe.

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The Tarantino actor, Samuel L Jackson.

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Samuel L Jackson, says Vickie. Let's see if that's right,

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let's see how many of our 100 people said Samuel L Jackson.

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It's right.

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-31. Not bad.

-No.

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APPLAUSE Not too safe.

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Well played, Vickie. Yeah, he was 46 when Pulp Fiction was released.

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He's gone on... By some measures, he's gone on

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-to be the highest grossing actor of all time.

-Wow.

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Of all time.

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Certain people disagree, but there are measures by which

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he is the highest grossing movie actor in history.

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-Good going.

-Yeah.

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-What does the L stand for?

-It stands for Leroy.

-Leroy.

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-Samuel Leroy Jackson.

-Samuel Leroy Jackson.

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-OK. Paddy, welcome back.

-Hello.

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Paddy, remind us what you do.

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I'm a writer based in Liverpool at the minute, yeah.

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-And what are you writing at the moment?

-Erm...

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Different bits and pieces,

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but maybe after this I'll write a...game show play...

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-A game show play.

-I'll get you to appear in it.

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You see, that would be good. That would be...

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I mean, cos this is kind of a three-act play, isn't it?

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-Me and Sean could star in it.

-Yes!

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Well, let's hope a bit more than you did last time.

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LAUGHTER Paddy, what are your interests

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aside from writing?

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-I suppose writing is an interest, isn't it?

-Yeah.

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I play in a band with Sean

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and we're...we're going...doing gigs around the country,

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and we're going to Barcelona, playing a gig next month

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-or the month after...

-That's going to be fun.

-..which'll be good.

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Very good indeed. OK, now, Paddy,

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what are you going to go for on our board of middle initials?

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There's a few I could guess on,

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but I'm going to go for the kind of safest option at the minute,

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and I'm going to go to for the president who was assassinated,

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which is JF Kennedy.

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OK. JF Kennedy. JF Kennedy. Let's see if that's right,

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

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63. APPLAUSE

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Well, that puts Vickie in the clear.

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63 for you, though. Quite high.

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That really is a safe option, yeah.

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Better than the last time we asked a question like that,

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when me asked who was assassinated in Dallas in 1963

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and someone said JR Ewing.

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LAUGHTER

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Thanks very much.

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-Now, Jill.

-Hello.

-Welcome back to Pointless.

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-Thank you.

-Here from Norfolk. What do you do, Jill?

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Well, I do Scottish dancing and bowling which...

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Not together?! That could be lethal. Absolutely...

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-How often do you do your Scottish dancing, Jill?

-Twice a week.

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See, that's good. Keeps you fit, I should think.

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-Yes, yes.

-Very good.

-And we just have...

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What evenings do you do it?

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Well, Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.

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So you've barely got time to get over

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your blisters from the night before.

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-We don't bother to take the shoes off.

-No, I shouldn't.

-No.

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-You just dance through.

-Yes.

-Dance on through, Jill.

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Very good. What would you like to go for on our board here?

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Well, I was going to go for JFK, but...

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I'm going to go for the quiz show host

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who, I hope, is William G Stewart.

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-William G Stewart, says Jill.

-Yes.

-Let's see if that's right,

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let's see how many of our 100 people said William G Stewart.

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That's a very good answer.

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Look at that. 7.

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Very well done indeed, Jill. APPLAUSE

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7.

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See, that's the thing -

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you would've gone for John F Kennedy until you were forced to...

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And obviously you know William G Stewart,

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you know it's the right answer, but as soon as those lights are on,

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it plays tricks with the mind.

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-William Gladstone Stewart.

-Hmm. Eminent names.

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-What's your middle name?

-Henry Fenwick - I've got two.

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Oh, yeah. Is Fenwick, I presume, like a family...

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-Yeah.

-..surname name?

-It is, yeah.

-That's nice.

-Yeah. Thank you.

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-Georgie.

-Hi.

-Welcome to Pointless.

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-Lovely to have you here. From Stockport.

-Yeah.

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What do you do, Georgie?

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I'm currently at university in Preston,

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and I'm doing policing and criminal investigation.

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-That's a fun course, isn't it?

-Yeah, it is.

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-I mean, so that's a three-year course, is it?

-Yeah.

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-So, just into my third year.

-And that's...

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I mean, that's fairly vocational, isn't it?

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I imagine not many people go on to that

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-and work in the City, for example, do they?

-No, no, it is quite...

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But, I mean, you could get any job with it, I suppose -

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it doesn't have to be a police officer.

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But I'm guessing you'd like to be a police officer, wouldn't you?

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Something related to the police, working in the police,

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-but not necessarily a police officer.

-OK.

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Are there any sort of new areas of crime

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that you're thinking you'd like to specialise in?

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Sorry, not as criminal, you understand. I mean on the...

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Well, I know all the, you know, tips and tricks.

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Erm...well, cybercrime's really sort of fashionable now,

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so that's probably...that's where all the jobs are mainly.

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Yes, of course. Absolutely.

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Georgie, what you do when you're not working at university?

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I play cricket.

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Yeah, I'm a captain of my local ladies' team.

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Do you bat or bowl or both?

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-Oh, I'm definitely a bowler.

-A bowler.

-Yeah.

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I'd like to bat, but it doesn't happen. Yeah.

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Very good. Now, Georgie, this board is all yours.

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Do you want to talk us through it? Maybe fill in some of the blanks.

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Definitely not. The only two I knew have gone.

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I'm just going to have to have a real guess

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and go with The Simpsons and Matt E...Grossning.

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-Matt E... It's one of those weird names.

-Yeah.

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-"Graining" is how you're meant to pronounce it.

-Yeah, I'm not sure...

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Matt E Groening, you're going to say. Matt E Groening.

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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 Matt E Groening.

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-Oops.

-I'm sorry.

-I knew it wouldn't be right.

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-A tough board, actually...

-Yeah.

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..once the low hanging fruit's been picked.

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That scores you 100 points, I'm afraid, Georgie.

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Unlucky there on podium four. Let's go through this board.

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Can you get the rest of this board?

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You could probably guess most of these.

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-The science-fiction writer?

-Arthur C Clarke.

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Yeah, Arthur Charles Clarke. 24 points.

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The singer. Any female singer with a middle initial?

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-Mary J Blige.

-Mary J Blige! Oh, I should've got that.

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-Mary J Blige.

-Yeah.

-Would've scored you 13.

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The writer and producer of The Simpsons, As Good As It Gets,

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Terms of Endearment...?

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-James L Brooks.

-Yep. James Lawrence Brooks. 2 points for that.

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-And the journalist?

-Hunter S Thompson.

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Hunter S Thompson. Hunter Stockton Thompson. 10 points for that.

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So, James Lawrence Brooks, best answer on that board with 2 points.

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Thank you very much, Richard.

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

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Jill, very well done. Look at that.

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7 points for Jill and Bill.

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Yes, we'll have no repetition of last time

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with this sort of early exit nonsense.

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Then up to 31, where we find Vickie and Steve.

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Good score there.

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63, Paddy and Sean, and Georgie and Claire

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-on 100.

-Sorry.

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-So, Claire, we need a nice low score from you.

-I'll try.

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But you'll have first dibs on the new board -

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let's hope there's something there.

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Don't be tempted to go for anything too easy - that's what we've learnt.

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We're going to come back down the line.

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Can the second players step up to the podium?

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OK, let's put seven more clues up on the board, and here they are.

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We've got...

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I'll read those all one last time.

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-Claire, welcome.

-Yes. Hello.

-Very good to have you here.

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-And you're here from Gloucester.

-I am.

-What do you do in Gloucester?

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I'm a communications manager

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for a charity that supports rural communities.

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Very good. What a fantastic job to do.

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Now, Claire, what you do for fun when you're not doing that?

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-For fun? Ooh, I like to read a lot, eat biscuits.

-Yes!

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-Sometimes at the same time.

-Sometimes biscuits have writing on.

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-Yeah, that's true.

-Those Nice ones do.

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I've recently taken up ceramics, which has been a bit of a disaster.

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I thought I might be good, but I'm not.

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Maybe it takes time, though.

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-Maybe it's not something you can be brilliant at overnight.

-No.

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Everybody else has made a lovely bird,

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and I've made a lump of clay with a beak.

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-Yeah.

-LAUGHTER

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But maybe that's what lovely birds actually... Oh, I don't know.

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-No, I'm not sure I can...

-It's not lovely.

-Yeah.

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Well, maybe put something on a wheel - what about that?

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We haven't gone near the wheel yet.

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I'm not good enough to get anywhere near a wheel.

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-Maybe that's where your strengths lie, you know?

-Possibly.

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You'll put them all to shame when you're onto the wheel.

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Anyway, Claire, you're the high scorers,

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-so we need a low score from you at this point.

-OK.

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Just to point out, though,

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Jill managed to find a 7 score on the last board,

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so if you could find something nice and low like that,

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you could be very much in the running for Round Two.

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Well...I think it's a hard board.

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I'm going to go for the author of Three Men In A Boat,

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-which is Jerome K Jerome.

-Jerome K Jerome, says Claire.

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No red line for you as you're the high scorers,

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but let's see how far down the column we get with Jerome K Jerome.

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It's a good answer.

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Very well done indeed. 15. APPLAUSE

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Just what we needed from you, Claire.

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-115 is your total.

-Well played, Claire,

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and you never know - there might be another 100 out there as well.

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-The K stands for Klapka.

-Klapka?

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-That's a nice name, isn't it?

-That's a good name, isn't it?

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-Jerome Klapka Jerome.

-Klapka.

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Excellent. Thank you, Richard.

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Bill, welcome back.

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Now, remind us what you do, Bill.

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I bowl and I do Scottish country dancing along with my wife.

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-I also make lace.

-You make lace?

-I make lace.

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-How long have you been making lace for?

-About three years.

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-It's something I picked up...

-And tell us how you do that.

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Well, little lines... You use bobbins.

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But what's your raw material?

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-Thread...

-OK.

-And...

-Oh, I see. So...

-..wound onto bobbins.

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But a particular kind of thread or any sort of normal thread?

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You can use cotton, silk, linen.

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But it's wound onto bobbins, and you make...

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And you move the bobbins around and, lo and behold, lace appears.

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-And do you do...just a sort of pattern?

-It's more weaving.

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How long does it take you to make a sort of, I don't know,

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sort of lace thing that sort of size?

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It depends how quickly you go,

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but at the size you're talking about, probably about two years.

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It takes a long time.

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That's quite a lot of episodes of Pointless, isn't it,

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to be sitting through.

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Now, Bill, you are through to the next round no matter what you score

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thanks to Jill's exceptionally astute answering in the first pass.

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What are you going to go for on this board?

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Well, I share the view this looks difficult,

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and I was going to go with Jerome K Jerome.

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I think the author of the 1968 novel

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is Philip K Dick.

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Philip K Dick, says Bill.

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No red line - you're already through.

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Let's see how many people said Philip K Dick.

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It is right.

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11. APPLAUSE

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Good answer. Taking your total up to 18 -

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the lowest total of the round.

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Great answer, Bill. Very well played.

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Of course, that novel forms the basis for Blade Runner,

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and his K stands for Kindred.

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-Philip Kindred Dick.

-Yes.

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-Every one of those names interesting.

-Yes.

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Every one of those we could talk about for sometime.

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Let's do that later. LAUGHTER

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Thank you, Richard.

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-Now, Sean.

-Yes.

-Welcome back.

-Thank you.

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-Remind us what you do, Sean.

-I'm a waiter in a restaurant.

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-What sort of restaurant is it?

-Indian street food.

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Indian street food restaurant.

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Now, tell us about your band with Paddy.

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What sort of music do you play?

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Sort of a kind of lo-fi sort of chamber pop sort of...

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-Chamber pop?

-Yeah.

-That sounds...

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-That's dangerously close to chamber pot, isn't it?

-Yeah, yeah.

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-LAUGHTER

-What's the name of the band?

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-A Lovely War.

-A Lovely War.

-Yeah.

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A Lovely War. OK.

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-Lo-fi chamber pop.

-Yeah.

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I've never heard chamber pop before. Have you?

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Yeah, it's a bit like Gregorian thrash.

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-LAUGHTER

-Yeah.

-Chamber pop.

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Sounds like something you'd hear live from the Wigmore Hall

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at lunchtime on Radio 3. Ah...

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-It's not that, is it, though?

-Not really, no.

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Give us some of your song titles to give Xander a better idea of...

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There's one called Maxine, We're Alive.

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-Maxi and We're Alive?

-Maxine, We're Alive.

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-One called Augusta Leigh.

-Augusta...

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-These are good names. I like that.

-Look it up.

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OK. Now, you're on 63,

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the high scorers at the moment are Claire and Georgie on 115,

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so 51 or less gets you into the next round.

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Well, I was going to say Philip K Dick,

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and the only two I know are probably going to be quite high,

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but I'm going to say Michael J Fox...

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-for Marty McFly.

-Michael J Fox. OK. Michael J Fox.

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Here's your red line - you have to get below that.

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Let's see if you can with Michael J Fox.

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You've done it. Very well done.

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Good answer. 29. APPLAUSE

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Takes your total up to 92.

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Well played, Sean, and his J doesn't stand for anything at all.

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It was to differentiate himself from another Michael Fox.

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His name is Michael Andrew Fox.

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Thank you, Richard.

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Steve, welcome to Pointless. What do you do, Steve?

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I'm a crematorium attendant.

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Right. In the same...

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Obviously, same industry as Vickie, but not the same...?

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Vickie's at Epsom.

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-You're at a cemetery, and you're at a crematorium.

-Yeah.

-I see.

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-Did you meet through your...through the overlap...

-No.

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..in the great Venn diagram of your two jobs?

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-LAUGHTER

-No.

-No?

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Interesting.

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And what do you do as a hobby, Steve?

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What interests you aside from the crematorium?

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Well, I hasten to say I play golf - I attend.

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-You attend golf?

-Yeah.

-Sometimes holding a club?

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Sometimes, yeah. Never very good.

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Just kind of... We're kind of like the Red Arrows -

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we all start and we all finish together,

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but in between we're nowhere near each other.

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See, that's fun, though.

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You've all got different tales to tell

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when you meet at the end of the day.

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There you are on 31.

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The high scorers are still Claire and Georgie on 115.

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Do you fancy talking through the board at all?

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It's not the easiest, is it, this board?

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The only one I'm really probably sure on is US president,

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which is George W Bush.

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-That is what you're going to go for?

-It is, yeah.

-George W Bush.

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Well, you have to score 83 or less.

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Nice high red line.

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It's a sort of politics question,

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so our 100 aren't always reliable on those questions,

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so who knows where it'll end up.

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George W Bush - will it get Steve below the red line?

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It will. There we are.

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33.

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APPLAUSE 64 is your total.

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Well played, Steve. Safely through. Let's go through the rest of these.

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You won't know the one at the top so I won't force you to do that.

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Do you know the producer and director?

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-Cecil B DeMille.

-Cecil B DeMille.

-Indeed.

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Would've scored you 9 points.

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Now, do you know the American comedian?

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You do know him. It's a brilliant comic.

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It's Reginald D Hunter.

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-Oh, God, of course.

-Something really worth catching

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if you haven't seen it. 10 points for that.

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And the top answer was a pointless answer.

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Very well done if you said Mary Meagher. Mary Meagher.

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Would've scored you nothing at all.

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And her middle name is Terstegge.

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-Terstegge?

-Yeah.

-There we go.

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-Lovely name.

-It's a great name.

-Mm.

-Terstegge.

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Excellent. Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

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Well, we're at the end of our first round,

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but I'm sorry to say our aunt-and-niece combination

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on the fourth podium are our high scorers.

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You're not way ahead, though.

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Not that far ahead at all, Claire and Georgie.

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But, yes, people were rather better with that...that second board.

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Some tough answers that people managed to truffle out there,

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which means we have to say goodbye. We'll see you again next time.

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We look forward to that very much.

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-In the meantime, thanks very much, Claire and Georgie.

-Thank you.

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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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Well, welcome to Round Two, everyone. Lovely to have you here.

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You will have noticed that, as happens on Pointless,

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it's all gone a little bit smaller. We've lost one of our pairs.

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But very well done, particularly to Jill and Bill

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for rhyming lowest individual score, lowest combined score - very good.

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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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Musicals. Can you all decide in your pairs who's going to go first,

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who's going to go second?

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

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OK. Let's find out what the question is. Here it comes.

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

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ABBA singles in Mamma Mia. Richard.

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Yeah, we're looking for any song which was in

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the original London cast recording of Mamma Mia, please,

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that was also a UK Top 40 hit for ABBA.

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So any song on the original cast recording

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that was also a UK Top 40 hit for ABBA.

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We won't accept Mamma Mia. In the interest of fairness,

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I should also point out that Waterloo,

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although it's very famously in the film,

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was not in that original cast recording.

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Very best of luck.

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OK. So, Steve, Steve. A fan of musicals?

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-Kind of.

-THEY LAUGH

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A fan of Mamma Mia? How many times have you been to see it?

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-Once... Twice, I think, on video.

-Oh, there you are.

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I'm going to say Winner Takes It All.

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The Winner Takes It All, says Steve.

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Hardly sure if that's even the words of an ABBA song, but we'll see.

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So...The Winner Takes It All.

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Is it right? How many people said it?

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-25.

-Wow.

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APPLAUSE

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25 for The Winner Takes It All.

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Yeah, a good answer from a man pretending not to be an ABBA fan.

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-Well played.

-Thank you very much.

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-Now, Paddy.

-This is a bit of a disaster for me.

-Yes, yeah...

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We'll take the preamble as said, shall we?

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I only really know chamber pop, and so...

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-LAUGHTER

-But...

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You know every single lyric to every single song in Mamma Mia.

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I'm going to go...the one I think is correct,

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and I'm going to go for Dancing Queen.

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Dancing Queen, says Paddy. Let's see if that's right,

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

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35. Not bad. APPLAUSE

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Not bad at all.

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Number one for six weeks in 1976, Dancing Queen.

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Interestingly about ABBA, genuinely, listening to the songs now,

0:22:560:22:58

-they have not aged at all, some of those songs.

-No.

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-It's extraordinary.

-Isn't that extraordinary? Yeah.

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-Excellent. Thank you. Now, Jill, Jill.

-Yes.

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Are you...? Now, I saw you...I saw you go down like this.

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I wasn't sure if that was with sheer euphoria

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that we'd finally come up with a subject so close to your heart

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or if it was despair.

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It was despair.

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I have seen the film, and for the life of me,

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-I can't think of any of the songs in it.

-OK.

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I'm going to have to make one up. Erm...

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-Love Me, Please.

-Love Me, Please, says Jill. OK.

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Well, let's see if that's right,

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-let's see how many of our 100 people said Love Me, Please.

-No. I'm sorry.

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-Sorry, Jill...

-What a surprise(!)

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..to put you on the spot like that,

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and I'm sure you will know lots of the right answers,

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but I'm afraid that is a wrong one.

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Nice amalgam of the first two Beatles number ones.

0:23:490:23:51

Yes, Love Me Do and Please Please Me.

0:23:510:23:53

-It's also a very polite song as well, isn't it?

-Yeah!

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-Love Me, PLEASE.

-Love me, please.

-Not Love Me Do - Love Me, Please.

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I'd like to think it's Love Me, comma, Please.

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Love Me, Please.

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-Thank you... Very best.

-LAUGHTER

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There we are. Well, we're halfway through the round.

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Let's take a quick look at those scores.

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25, the best score of the pass, Steve.

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Well done. Steve and Vickie looking good.

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Then 35, Paddy and Sean, then 100 for Jill and Bill.

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Now, Bill, who knows what happens?

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We've got a chamber pop-ist here

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who might well, just for the sake of credibility,

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pretend he doesn't know anything about ABBA.

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So there might be 100 there - you never know.

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Bill, we need a low score.

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We're going to come back down the line now.

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Can the second players please step up to the podium?

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OK. So, Bill, yes, any ABBA song from the musical Mamma Mia

0:24:370:24:42

that has been a Top 40 hit for ABBA.

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Let's try Fernando.

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Fernando, says Bill.

0:24:470:24:49

No red line for you as you're the high scorers.

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Let's see how many people said Fernando.

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Ooh!

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OK, well, there we are. That's decisive.

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That scores you 100 points,

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takes your total up to 200.

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I hope Benny and Bjorn aren't watching,

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and the makers of the film as well. You both watched it.

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Yeah, not in Mamma Mia, I'm afraid, although it is an ABBA song.

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-Now, Sean...

-Yes.

-Listen, great news.

-Yeah.

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-It doesn't matter what you score.

-Yeah!

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You're still through.

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But, who knows, you might have a good answer there, Sean.

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Erm...I think it's called...Honey Honey.

0:25:210:25:26

-"I think it's called..."

-I don't know if it was a Top 40 single...

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Listen, we'll find out. Honey Honey.

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No red line for you - you're already through.

0:25:300:25:32

Let's see how many people said Honey Honey.

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-Oh, no.

-Oh!

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I'm afraid not. Scores you 100 points.

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Takes your total up to 135.

0:25:390:25:42

Honey Honey.

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Yeah, Honey Honey not a Top 40 hit, I'm afraid, for ABBA.

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This is going very well, isn't it(?)

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Isn't it(?) Is it not(?) LAUGHTER

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-Now, Vickie...

-Yes.

-OK, there you are on 25.

0:25:500:25:53

Really doesn't matter what you score -

0:25:530:25:55

you're through, quite possibly as our low scorers,

0:25:550:25:57

into the head-to-head round.

0:25:570:25:59

I'm toying with several answers.

0:25:590:26:01

You've got Chiquitita, Voulez-Vous, Money, Money, Money...

0:26:010:26:05

..are the three that I'm thinking of. Erm...

0:26:060:26:08

-I'll say Voulez-Vous.

-Voulez-Vous, says Vickie.

0:26:110:26:13

No red line for you - you're already through.

0:26:130:26:16

Let's see how many people said Voulez-Vous.

0:26:160:26:18

Not bad at all.

0:26:250:26:26

Look at that. 13. Well done. APPLAUSE

0:26:260:26:29

The best score of the round by quite a way,

0:26:290:26:31

taking your total up to 38.

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Making it look easy on podium one there, Vickie. Very well played.

0:26:330:26:36

There's no pointless answers at all. I'll go through the lowest scorers.

0:26:360:26:39

1 point each for Under Attack and One Of Us,

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2 points for I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do.

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5 points for I Have A Dream, 6 for Lay All Your Love On Me,

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7 for Chiquitita - so it would've been a very good answer.

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9 for Knowing Me, Knowing You.

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You'd have got 10 for Does Your Mother Know,

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10 also for Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

0:26:540:26:56

11 for Take Your Chance On Me, SOS and The Name Of The Game -

0:26:560:26:59

all of those scored 11.

0:26:590:27:00

12 for Thank You For The Music, 13 for Super Trouper,

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and Money, Money, Money would've scored you 16,

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and we've heard all of the other answers.

0:27:060:27:08

Thanks very much, Richard.

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

0:27:090:27:12

it is Jill and Bill who we have to say goodbye to

0:27:120:27:14

with their high score of 200.

0:27:140:27:15

It's been wonderful having you on both shows. I'm sorry you

0:27:150:27:18

never went beyond Round Two, though.

0:27:180:27:19

ALEXANDER SIGHS Jill, that was painful, wasn't it?

0:27:190:27:22

-It was very painful, yes.

-I'm sorry, I'm sorry.

0:27:220:27:24

Well, thanks for playing, Jill and Bill.

0:27:240:27:26

-Lovely to have you on.

-Thank you.

0:27:260:27:27

APPLAUSE

0:27:270:27:31

But, for the remaining two pairs, is now time for our head-to-head.

0:27:310:27:34

Very well done, Vickie and Steve, Sean and Paddy,

0:27:380:27:41

you're now one step closer to the final

0:27:410:27:43

and a chance to play for our jackpot

0:27:430:27:45

which currently stands, still, at £1,000.

0:27:450:27:48

Well, you know the deal here -

0:27:480:27:49

you can start conferring before you give your answers,

0:27:490:27:51

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

0:27:510:27:54

Vickie and Steve, well done -

0:27:540:27:55

the only pair to get both answers right in the ABBA round,

0:27:550:27:58

so that was... You can hold your heads up high for that.

0:27:580:28:01

And, Sean and Paddy, well done, cos in the break between the rounds,

0:28:010:28:03

we listened to A Lovely War, to one of your tracks -

0:28:030:28:06

it was lovely. Fabulous.

0:28:060:28:07

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

0:28:070:28:10

Here comes your first question, and it concerns...

0:28:150:28:18

-TV Game Shows, hey?

-Yeah, absolutely.

0:28:220:28:24

We're going to show you a series of images now

0:28:240:28:26

which are visual clues to the names of five TV game shows.

0:28:260:28:29

Can you identify the most obscure?

0:28:290:28:32

These are always fun, these rounds.

0:28:320:28:34

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

0:28:340:28:36

We've got...

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There we are. Five visual clues to game shows.

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Vickie and Steve, you've been our low scorers, so you will go first.

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Feel free to confer.

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-Countdown is B.

-Yeah.

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-The Price Is Right is C.

-Yeah.

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QI is D.

0:29:120:29:14

Let's go...let's go Treasure Hunt.

0:29:140:29:17

I think we'll go for E, please,

0:29:170:29:19

and we think that's Treasure Hunt.

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Treasure Hunt, say Vickie and Steve. Treasure Hunt.

0:29:210:29:23

Now, Sean and Paddy, the board's all yours. Talk us through it.

0:29:230:29:26

So, we know D, which is QI.

0:29:260:29:28

Yeah. C is The Price Is Right.

0:29:280:29:31

A is Eggheads.

0:29:310:29:32

So we're thinking either

0:29:320:29:33

The Price Is Right or Eggheads.

0:29:330:29:35

Do you reckon? I reckon...

0:29:350:29:36

-We should go for C.

-..C.

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We're going to go for C, The Price Is Right.

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So, we have Treasure Hunt and we have The Price Is Right.

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Vickie and Steve said Treasure Hunt.

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

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30.

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APPLAUSE

0:29:550:29:58

30 for Treasure Hunt.

0:29:580:29:59

Now then, Sean and Paddy have gone for The Price Is Right.

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

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It's right.

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Look at that. HE CHUCKLES

0:30:130:30:15

The Price Is Right.

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Katie Price scoring less than Jeremy Hunt - what about that?

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And it means, Sean and Paddy, after one question, you're up one-nil.

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Two good answers there.

0:30:230:30:24

There's one answer on the board that would've beaten both of them

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which we'll get to - it's B, of course.

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Now, A is Eggheads - it's the biggest scorer.

0:30:280:30:31

Would've scored you 63.

0:30:310:30:32

And D, of course, is QI.

0:30:340:30:36

I'm glad we're getting full use out of that queue picture.

0:30:360:30:39

We've had that before, haven't we? 56 for that. Yep.

0:30:390:30:42

Now, B is the best answer on the board. Do you know B?

0:30:420:30:44

-Countdown.

-Countdown. Yeah.

0:30:440:30:46

Very well played if you got that.

0:30:460:30:48

19 points.

0:30:480:30:49

When it was coming up, I was thinking..."Dracula Arrow?"

0:30:490:30:52

LAUGHTER

0:30:520:30:55

Thank you very much indeed. Here comes your second question.

0:30:550:30:57

Now, Vickie and Steve, you have to win this one to stay in the game,

0:30:570:31:00

so best of luck. It concerns...

0:31:000:31:02

-It concerns cattle. Richard.

-Nothing wrong with that.

0:31:040:31:07

We're going to show you five clues to facts about cattle.

0:31:070:31:09

You just need to give us the most obscure answer.

0:31:090:31:11

Let's reveal our five clues, and here they come. We've got...

0:31:110:31:15

I'll read those one last time.

0:31:350:31:36

There we are. Sean and Paddy will go first.

0:31:540:31:56

-THEY WHISPER:

-Shall we go for the Spain...

-Yeah.

0:31:570:32:00

..running of the bulls?

0:32:000:32:01

We're going to say the country

0:32:010:32:03

that hosts San Fermin's running of the bulls is Spain.

0:32:030:32:06

Spain, say Sean and Paddy. Spain.

0:32:060:32:08

Now then, Vickie and Steve.

0:32:080:32:10

-Shall we do Ermintrude in The Magic Roundabout?

-Yeah.

0:32:100:32:13

We're going to say Ermintrude from The Magic Roundabout.

0:32:130:32:16

Ermintrude from The Magic Roundabout.

0:32:160:32:18

So, we have Spain and Ermintrude.

0:32:180:32:19

Sean and Paddy said Spain. Let's see how many people said that.

0:32:190:32:22

59.

0:32:270:32:28

APPLAUSE

0:32:280:32:31

59 for Spain.

0:32:310:32:32

Vickie and Steve said Ermintrude. Let's see how many people said that.

0:32:320:32:35

Very well done.

0:32:410:32:42

43 for Ermintrude.

0:32:420:32:44

APPLAUSE

0:32:440:32:46

Which means, Vickie and Steve, you're back in the game.

0:32:460:32:48

-After two questions, it's 1-1.

-Very well played.

0:32:480:32:51

Now, the former Conservative Agricultural Minister was...?

0:32:510:32:54

-John Selwyn Gummer.

-John Selwyn Gummer - or John Gummer.

0:32:540:32:57

Would've scored you 6. The star sign...is...?

0:32:570:33:00

-Is Taurus.

-Taurus, yeah.

0:33:000:33:02

Would've scored you 87.

0:33:020:33:04

-And the Buckinghamshire town?

-I don't know.

0:33:040:33:06

-Is Milton Keynes.

-Oh, it's Milton Keynes.

-Milton Keynes.

0:33:060:33:09

Would've scored you 26.

0:33:090:33:10

There we are. Thank you very much indeed.

0:33:100:33:12

OK, here comes your third question.

0:33:120:33:14

Whoever wins this, goes through to the final

0:33:140:33:16

and plays for that jackpot.

0:33:160:33:17

Best of luck to both pairs, and it concerns...

0:33:170:33:19

One-word anagrams of chemical elements. Richard.

0:33:220:33:24

Anagrams and chemical elements in the same question -

0:33:240:33:26

some people won't believe their luck.

0:33:260:33:28

-LAUGHTER

-We're going to show you five.

0:33:280:33:30

Just need to give us the most obscure answer you can.

0:33:300:33:32

Very, very best of luck to both teams.

0:33:320:33:34

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

0:33:340:33:37

Vickie and Steve, you'll go first.

0:33:470:33:49

-Radon.

-Silver.

0:33:520:33:55

Radon. Barium.

0:33:550:33:58

Rhodium is the top one.

0:33:580:34:00

-Is that the one you want to go for?

-I think so.

0:34:000:34:03

OK, we're going to say humidor is rhodium.

0:34:030:34:06

Rhodium, say Vickie and Steve.

0:34:060:34:08

Now, Sean and Paddy, over to you.

0:34:080:34:10

Ergh...

0:34:100:34:12

We know that silver's one, but I think that'll be really high.

0:34:120:34:15

So shall we make one up?

0:34:150:34:17

Well, that one you think that might be one.

0:34:170:34:19

-Radon.

-OK, you're going to make up radon...

0:34:190:34:22

-Radon.

-..for adorn.

0:34:220:34:24

-Well, we're going to go radon.

-OK, radon.

0:34:240:34:26

So, we have rhodium and we have radon.

0:34:260:34:28

Vickie and Steve said rhodium.

0:34:280:34:30

Let's see how may people said rhodium.

0:34:300:34:31

Oh, well done. That's good.

0:34:390:34:41

18 for rhodium. Good.

0:34:410:34:42

APPLAUSE

0:34:420:34:44

Sean and Paddy, meanwhile, have gone for radon for adorn.

0:34:440:34:47

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

0:34:470:34:50

45.

0:34:560:34:57

APPLAUSE

0:34:570:35:00

Which means very well done, Vickie and Steve.

0:35:000:35:03

After three questions, you are through to the final 2-1.

0:35:030:35:05

Brilliant work, Vicki and Steve. Very well played.

0:35:050:35:08

Chemistry textbooks will forever show that today was the day

0:35:080:35:10

that Sean and Paddy discovered radon.

0:35:100:35:12

LAUGHTER

0:35:120:35:14

Now, you were right about silver.

0:35:140:35:16

You were right to avoid it as well - it is a big scorer.

0:35:160:35:18

Would've scored you 74. Barium underneath that.

0:35:200:35:22

That would've scored you 31.

0:35:240:35:25

But the best answer on the board is the bottom one, ringtone.

0:35:250:35:28

-Do you know that?

-No!

0:35:280:35:30

It is... You'll kick yourself.

0:35:300:35:32

-..nitrogen.

-Oh, Lordy!

0:35:320:35:35

9 points. Very well done if you said that at home.

0:35:350:35:37

Thanks very much indeed.

0:35:370:35:38

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

0:35:380:35:41

I'm so sorry, Sean and Paddy.

0:35:410:35:42

Much, much stronger performance this time around from last time,

0:35:420:35:45

but just, yeah, I'm afraid...

0:35:450:35:48

Might you have gotten any of those lower scoring anagrams?

0:35:480:35:51

Nitrogen maybe.

0:35:510:35:52

-When you see them, you're like, "Oh..." But probably not.

-No.

0:35:520:35:55

Sean and Paddy might be the first people to be on Pointless

0:35:550:35:57

-and then come back on Celebrity Pointless.

-Exactly.

0:35:570:35:59

-Mightn't they?

-When A Lovely War suddenly takes off.

0:35:590:36:02

Well, listen, it's been great having you on.

0:36:020:36:04

We'll look forward to you on the Celebrity round.

0:36:040:36:07

In the meantime, thanks very much for playing.

0:36:070:36:09

Sean and Paddy.

0:36:090:36:10

APPLAUSE

0:36:100:36:12

But for Vickie and Steve, it's now time for our Pointless final.

0:36:120:36:15

Congratulations, Vickie and Steve.

0:36:190:36:21

You have fought off all the competition,

0:36:210:36:23

and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.

0:36:230:36:25

Now is your chance to win our Pointless jackpot,

0:36:310:36:33

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

0:36:330:36:37

Well, it started off Round Two,

0:36:370:36:38

where you were the only couple to get correct answers

0:36:380:36:41

in the ABBA round,

0:36:410:36:42

then you came from behind in the head-to-head to win it 2-1.

0:36:420:36:46

I mean, very strong performance - very strong.

0:36:460:36:48

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

0:36:480:36:50

-Something film related.

-Yeah. Possibly sport.

0:36:500:36:54

OK. Film or sport.

0:36:540:36:56

Well, you know what happens. We put four up on the board.

0:36:560:36:58

They don't always look nice first time you see them,

0:36:580:37:00

but usually hiding behind them

0:37:000:37:02

are the three slightly kinder subsections.

0:37:020:37:04

But anyway, we will see. Today's selection looks like this.

0:37:040:37:08

We've got...

0:37:090:37:10

I'd either go cats or Spielberg.

0:37:160:37:19

-That's our options.

-Yeah.

-Spielberg?

0:37:190:37:21

-Go on, then. Yeah?

-Yeah. Spielberg World War II films.

0:37:230:37:27

-Spielberg World War II films, it is.

-OK, very best of luck.

0:37:270:37:29

Here's your three questions.

0:37:290:37:31

We're looking for any actor who's received a credit

0:37:310:37:33

according to IMDB in any of the following three films, please.

0:37:330:37:36

Very, very best of luck.

0:37:440:37:46

OK. Now, as always, you've got up to a minute

0:37:460:37:48

to come up with three answers.

0:37:480:37:50

All you need to win that jackpot

0:37:500:37:51

is for just one of your answers to be pointless.

0:37:510:37:53

-Are you ready?

-Yes.

-Yes.

-OK.

0:37:530:37:56

Let's put 60 seconds up on the clock. There they are.

0:37:560:37:58

Your time starts now.

0:37:580:37:59

OK. Schindler's List, it's obvious,

0:37:590:38:01

cos you've got Liam Neeson,

0:38:010:38:03

and you've got...

0:38:030:38:04

..Ralph Fiennes, but they're too obvious.

0:38:060:38:09

-Saving Private Ryan.

-You've got Ted Danson.

0:38:090:38:12

Oh, yeah, Ted Danson would be a good one. Erm...

0:38:120:38:15

Who's that...? Who's the guy...?

0:38:160:38:18

He's played bit parts in Friends.

0:38:180:38:20

He's a bit of

0:38:200:38:22

a geeky character. Erm...

0:38:220:38:23

Oh, I can't think what his name is.

0:38:250:38:27

I can picture him.

0:38:270:38:28

-Erm, wasn't Casey Affleck in Saving Private Ryan?

-Yeah.

0:38:300:38:34

-Pretty sure he was in.

-He was, yeah.

-Casey Affleck. Ted Danson.

0:38:340:38:38

I can't think of anybody from Empire Of The Sun.

0:38:380:38:41

-No. I can...

-I can see the film.

0:38:410:38:43

It's too long ago that I saw that.

0:38:430:38:46

Schindler's List. I'm trying

0:38:460:38:47

to think of some of those other...

0:38:470:38:49

10 seconds left.

0:38:490:38:50

-Ben...what's-his-name. Ben...

-Kingsley?

-Yeah.

0:38:500:38:53

-It's going to be really high, but...

-But...that's what we've got.

0:38:530:38:57

-Yep.

-Yeah.

-OK.

0:38:570:38:59

OK, that's your time up.

0:38:590:39:00

Let's have your three answers,

0:39:000:39:02

and if you can say which categories you're answering in.

0:39:020:39:04

So, from Schindler's List, we've got Ben Kingsley.

0:39:040:39:07

Ben Kingsley.

0:39:070:39:08

And then, from Saving Private Ryan,

0:39:080:39:11

-we've got Ted Danson...

-Ted Danson.

-..and Casey Affleck.

-Casey Affleck.

0:39:110:39:14

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

0:39:140:39:17

-Probably Casey Affleck.

-Casey Affleck. Let's put that last.

0:39:170:39:19

-Least likely to be pointless?

-Ben...Kingsley.

0:39:190:39:22

Ben Kingsley goes first.

0:39:220:39:23

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

0:39:230:39:25

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

0:39:250:39:27

Well, three good answers there.

0:39:320:39:34

Let's hope one of those will win that jackpot for you.

0:39:340:39:36

What would you do with your £1,000 if you won it?

0:39:360:39:40

Vickie, to you first.

0:39:400:39:41

I'd take my daughter to EuroDisney.

0:39:410:39:44

Steve?

0:39:440:39:46

I think I'd go camel racing.

0:39:460:39:48

LAUGHTER

0:39:480:39:50

In whatever it is, 950 episodes of Pointless,

0:39:500:39:53

-no-one's yet said that - that's great.

-You know what?

0:39:530:39:56

There's no way you'll beat a camel - they're pretty quick.

0:39:560:39:58

-LAUGHTER

-Yeah.

-OK.

0:39:580:40:01

So, yes, in the first instance,

0:40:010:40:03

we were looking for actors from Schindler's List.

0:40:030:40:06

You've gone for Ben Kingsley.

0:40:060:40:08

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

0:40:080:40:10

So, for £1,000, let's see how many of our 100 people said Ben Kingsley.

0:40:100:40:14

It's right.

0:40:170:40:18

If this goes all the way down to zero,

0:40:200:40:22

you will leave here with £1,000.

0:40:220:40:24

Ben Kingsley now taking us

0:40:240:40:25

down through the teens...

0:40:250:40:26

Not quite into single figures.

0:40:260:40:28

12 for Ben Kingsley. APPLAUSE

0:40:280:40:31

-That was lower than I thought.

-It was lower than I thought.

0:40:310:40:33

So, unfortunately not a pointless answer.

0:40:330:40:36

You only have two more shots at today's jackpot.

0:40:360:40:38

Your next answer was Ted Danson.

0:40:380:40:41

In this case we were looking for actors from Saving Private Ryan.

0:40:410:40:44

It has to be pointless, again, for you to win the jackpot.

0:40:440:40:46

So, for £1,000, let's see how many people said Ted Danson.

0:40:460:40:49

It's also right.

0:40:520:40:53

Your first answer was Ben Kingsley

0:40:530:40:55

which took us down to 12.

0:40:550:40:57

Ted Danson now taking us down

0:40:570:40:58

through the 20s,

0:40:580:40:59

into the teens, into single figures.

0:40:590:41:02

Passing 12 there. Down it goes.

0:41:020:41:03

Still going down.

0:41:030:41:04

You got it! Very well done indeed.

0:41:040:41:06

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:41:060:41:09

-Fabulous. Very well done indeed.

-Thank you so much.

0:41:090:41:12

Brilliant. Brilliant, brilliant.

0:41:120:41:14

-SHE CHUCKLES

-Wow. That was amazing.

0:41:150:41:19

Well done, you. Ted Danson was a pointless answer,

0:41:190:41:21

which means you are going home with today's jackpot of £1,000.

0:41:210:41:24

-Superb.

-Ooh!

0:41:240:41:25

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:41:250:41:29

Terrific stuff, Vickie and Steve. Very well played.

0:41:290:41:31

Yeah, plays Captain Hamill in that film.

0:41:310:41:33

The Friends actor you were thinking of was Giovanni Ribisi...

0:41:330:41:37

-That's him.

-..who would've scored you 1 point.

-Oh!

0:41:370:41:39

Casey Affleck - not in the film,

0:41:390:41:41

so would've been an incorrect answer, I'm afraid.

0:41:410:41:43

So, well done, Ted Danson - is all I have to say.

0:41:430:41:45

Let's take a look at the pointless answers for the different films.

0:41:450:41:48

Schindler's List, you could've had...

0:41:480:41:50

Everybody in that film was pointless

0:41:550:41:56

other than Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Kingsley.

0:41:560:41:59

Every single other answer was pointless.

0:41:590:42:01

Let's take a look at Empire Of The Sun.

0:42:010:42:03

Burt Kwouk.

0:42:050:42:07

Pointless favourite at the moment, Burt - keeps popping up.

0:42:070:42:10

Everyone pointless there apart from Christian Bale, the biggest scorer,

0:42:140:42:17

John Malkovich, Nigel Havers, Miranda Richardson,

0:42:170:42:19

Ben Stiller and Leslie Phillips -

0:42:190:42:21

everyone else pointless.

0:42:210:42:23

And finally, Saving Private Ryan.

0:42:230:42:26

Andrew Scott, of course, is Moriarty in Sherlock,

0:42:260:42:29

Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad, Paul Giamatti is a pointless answer.

0:42:290:42:32

There's Ted Danson.

0:42:320:42:33

Everyone pointless in that other than Tom Hanks, Matt Damon,

0:42:330:42:36

Vin Diesel, Jeremy Davies, Ian Porter, Adam Goldberg,

0:42:360:42:39

Giovanni Ribisi, Tom Sizemore and Nathan Fillion.

0:42:390:42:42

Very well done if you got a pointless answer at home,

0:42:420:42:44

and congratulations, Vickie and Steve in the studio.

0:42:440:42:47

Thanks very much indeed.

0:42:470:42:48

Well, thanks once again to our winning players, Vickie and Steve,

0:42:480:42:50

who go away with today's jackpot of £1,000.

0:42:500:42:53

Very well done indeed.

0:42:530:42:54

APPLAUSE

0:42:540:42:57

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

0:42:570:43:00

to the test on Pointless.

0:43:000:43:01

-Meanwhile, it's goodbye from Richard.

-Goodbye.

0:43:010:43:03

And it's goodbye from me. Goodbye.

0:43:030:43:06

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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