Episode 42 Pointless


Episode 42

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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I'm Alexander Armstrong and welcome to Pointless.

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This is the show where all the questions have been put

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to 100 people before the show.

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All our contestants have to do is come up with the answers

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no-one else could think of. Let's meet today's players.

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And couple number one?

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My name is Krishnan from Nottingham and this is my best bud,

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Joe, from Birmingham. Couple number two?

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My name's Matt and this is my dad, Derek, and we're from Southampton.

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Couple number three?

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My name's Hollie and I'm from London

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and this is my best friend, Kate, from Hong Kong.

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And finally, couple number four?

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My name's Corinna, this is my boyfriend, Ben.

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I'm Australian and we live in Bath.

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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 will find out more about each of you throughout the show,

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

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I wouldn't walk a mile in his shoes,

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mainly cos they are six sizes too big.

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

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Hiya!

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Hi, everybody.

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Afternoon.

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Good afternoon to you. Good afternoon.

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A familiar line-up, three returning pairs from the last show.

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Just one new pair, Joe and Krish.

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We keep having single new pairs who are on the first podium,

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which always seems harsh to me. It does.

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But there it is, Corinna and Ben on the last podium,

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Round One last time.

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Derek and Matt, Round Two, and our head-to-headers there,

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Hollie and Kate.

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And it was a good jackpot round, wasn't it?

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Dan and Andy,

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it was 20th century US Presidents and they were deciding...

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They had a few good answers, think they had to decide

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between Taft and Coolidge and they went for Taft.

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Taft scored them one point and Coolidge would have been

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a pointless answer.

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Hmm. Don't pretend to be gutted, any of you. I'm not buying it.

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Nice little jackpot, three returning pairs, should be a fun show.

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Should indeed. Thanks, Richard.

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Dan and Andy didn't win the jackpot last time,

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as you have gathered, so we add ?1,000 to that.

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So today's jackpot starts off

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at ?4,250, there we are.

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

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Just remember this,

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to keep your scores as low as you possibly can,

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because the highest-scoring pair

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will be eliminated at the end of each round.

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Just remember that.

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Best of luck to all four pairs,

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our first category this afternoon is People.

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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 is going first, please step up to the podium.

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OK, and the question concerns...

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Famous Andrews, Richard.

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Seven clues on each board to famous people called Andrew or Andy.

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The most obscure answer is going to get you the fewest points

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and it's going to be 14 in all to have a go at home, so best of luck.

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So, who are these famous Andrews or Andys?

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And here is our first board of seven.

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I'll read all of those again.

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Joe, welcome to Pointless. Tell us all about Joe.

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I'm a trainee solicitor from Birmingham.

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I'm into sports, play football, cricket in particular.

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Big into fashion as well.

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I like to dress to impress.

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Very good, just to impress.

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Warmth, functionality, not an issue. Exactly. I see, OK.

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Joe has impressed. Well, he's certainly made an impression.

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Exactly, there we are. The trainee solicitor thing.

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How much longer are you a trainee? Only a couple more months.

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That's good. I qualify in September.

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Qualify, fingers crossed, in September or you will qualify?

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It's a time qualification, so provided there isn't some form

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of catastrophe in the next few months, I will be qualified.

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OK, congratulations on that.

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Now, Joe, what about this board

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of Andys and Andrews?

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Yeah, I know quite a few of them,

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it's just deciding which one is going to be the most obscure.

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I'm going to go with the England striker signed by West Ham in 2013.

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Andy Carroll.

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Andy Carroll, says Joe, let's see if that's right

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and how many of our 100 people said Andy Carroll.

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Good answer, 28.

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Good start to the show, Joe, well done.

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At one point, he was the most expensive English player in history

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when he was sold from Newcastle to Liverpool for 35 million.

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Absolute bargain. HE LAUGHS

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Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

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Now, Derek, remind us what you do.

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I'm a chef of the army barracks in Tidworth.

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So, what time does your day start, Derek?

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I'm the head chef there, so I don't really start

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until about 9, 10 o'clock.

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Oh, by which time, breakfast has been washed up.

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I let them get on with it and I just breeze in. You breeze in?

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And what do you wear?

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Do you wear chef's whites or do you wear a uniform?

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No, I wear chef's whites.

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Do you have one of those fetching white trilbies?

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No, it's just basically a skull cap that we wear.

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That's a shame.

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The white trilbies would be why I would go into cheffing.

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Hmm, they would suit you. Very pleasing.

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

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I had two answers and he's just taken one of them.

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But I'm going to have to go with the top one, the American tennis player.

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I think it's Andy Roddick.

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Andy Roddick, says Derek.

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Let's see if that's right

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and how many of our 100 people knew that answer.

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It's right.

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28 is our only score at this point.

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Look at that, you've passed Andy Carroll.

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Halving the score of Andy Carroll.

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Well done, Derek.

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He was only 21 at the time but it was his only Grand Slam win.

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Very famously, he lost the final set to Federer at Wimbledon,

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he lost it 16-14.

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Held his serve 37 times in a row, which is not bad going.

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Very, very good pundit now, Andy Roddick. Thanks, Richard.

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Hollie? Hi.

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Welcome back to Pointless, good to have you.

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Now, head-to-head last time. Yeah! Oh, you did well.

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I don't know any of these, so I'm so sorry.

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Before you dazzle us with this, remind us what you do.

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I'm an actor. You are an actor. Do you work with friends?

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Not at the moment but I'd love to re-collaborate with all the people

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that I went to drama school with and that would be really good.

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Have a little project.

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There we are. Now, Hollie, you know some of these. I don't!

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All I know...

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I know the songs, I've got them in my head, don't know the name.

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We all know the songs. Yeah!

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There's two actors up there.

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I know, on the actor theme, I can't think.

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I know he went out with Emma Stone.

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I'm going to go with the actor who played Spider-Man.

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Adam Lambert, I'm so sorry.

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You've changed his name to Adam.

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Oh, no, it's Andy!

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Andy Lambert. Oh, no!

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Oh, Hollie, I'm sorry.

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Sorry! Well, Adam Lambert. Let's find out.

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Adam Lambert, is that right?

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What a surprise! What?

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Not one of our famous Andys, I'm afraid, Hollie.

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I'm sorry, it scores you 100 points.

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I've got all these boxes I tick for reasons why

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a particular answer is wrong, and I've run out of boxes for that one.

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I'm so sorry! Oh, dear, oh, dear. Corinna, welcome back.

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We hardly saw you last time. I know. You were off...

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What was the first round? Countries. We had Bermuda, is that right?

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Hmm, which isn't a country.

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Yes, costly way to find out.

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Now, Corinna, remind us what you do?

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I'm an administrator at the University of Bath

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in the Psychology Department.

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That is right, and you've been doing that for how long? About a year.

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And how long have you been over here from Australia? Year and a half.

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I see, OK. Well, this is a slightly international-ish board, I hope.

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It's not too UK-centric. I knew Andy Roddick.

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And Prince Andrew, I'm pretty sure is that one,

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but I'm going to go with the bottom one,

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which I sincerely hope is Andrew Marr.

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Andrew Marr, good going

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for a year and a half year here.

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Let's see if that's right

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and how many of our 100 people said Andrew Marr.

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Entirely right.

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Well, 14 is our low score,

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you've passed our high score of 100.

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29, there we are.

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Good going, Corinna.

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Well played, very nice answer.

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Let's go through the rest of these.

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Of course, the second one down is Prince Andrew.

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That did throw me for a little bit. He would have scored you 58.

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The actor who plays Spider-Man.

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Andrew Garfield. Yes. Would have scored you 13.

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The American crooner? Andy Williams.

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That would have scored you 40.

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And the best answer on the board... Andrew Scott.

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Brilliant performance as Moriarty. 5 points.

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Very well done if you said that at home.

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Thank you very much, halfway through the round,

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let's take a look at those scores.

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Well done, Derek, the best score of the pass was yours.

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Then 28 is where we find Joe and Krish, well done.

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29, Corinna and Ben, well done.

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Hollie and Kate, I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.

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Adam Lambert, for some reason incorrect.

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Anyway, Kate, we'll need a low score from you

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and maybe it'll be low enough and we'll have another disaster

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and you will be with us for Round Two.

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I hope so. I'm not hoping for a disaster, obviously, everyone.

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But it'd be nice. 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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We're going to put seven more famous Andrews on the board

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and here they are.

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I'm going to read those all one final time.

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Ben, welcome back.

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Remind us what you do, Ben.

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I'm a software engineer in the pensions industry.

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That is right, so you're designing programmes, are you?

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Yeah, we design them and then help people use the software as well.

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And where are you based to do that? In a Bath as well.

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Is Bath quite a hub for those sorts of things? It's a hub for pensions.

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That's very tactfully put. Yes, a hub for pensions.

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That's fun, what do you do aside from that? Do a bit of maths.

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For fun? Yes. There you are, you see, it can be fun.

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What kind of maths particularly pleases you?

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Same way someone would take books on holiday, I take Calculus One.

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You see, that's fun.

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So actually, doing your software for the pensions industry

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is kind of just play for you, really. Yes.

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Just thrilling. Well, Ben, there you are.

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I'm sorry we haven't got a board of figures here for you.

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Let's see how you do, full board there for you to choose from.

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If you happen to score 70 or less, you're through to the next round.

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Think I know a couple of them.

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I think I'll go for the cricketer as Andrew Flintoff.

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Andrew Flintoff, let's see if that's right.

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Here's your red lie. Get below this red line with Andrew Flintoff

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and you're through to the next round.

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It's right.

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You are through. Oh, just!

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Look at that, 64!

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93 is your total.

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Big score for Andrew Flintoff.

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Man of the series, of course, when England won the Ashes in 2005.

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Now, Kate.

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Hi. Kate, now, listen. Well, that's exciting.

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You were nearly overtaken by the podium behind. But not quite.

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Not quite. Remind us what you do. I'm an actor as well.

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And how did you and Hollie meet each other? We met at university.

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Were you studying acting? Yeah, we met in second year.

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We didn't actually know who each other were,

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even though there were only 30 people in our class.

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But in the second year, you found each other? Yes.

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To be fair, Hollie doesn't know any actors, so... No!

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There we are, OK, you're on 100,

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you're the high scorers at the moment.

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At the very least,

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you would need to score less than 13 to be in with a good shout. Yeah.

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I know two of them but I don't think they're going to be less than 13.

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I think the lesser-scoring one may be the top one.

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So, Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber, says Kate.

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No red line for you,

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let's see how many of our 100 people agree with Kate.

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It's right.

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Oh. 52. It's OK!

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152 is your total.

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Much more commonly known as Adam Lloyd Webber,

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but we will accept Andrew.

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Thanks very much.

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Now, Matt. Welcome back.

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Remind us what you do?

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I'm an architectural assistant in Southampton.

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And what are your hobbies?

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Outside of architecture, I enjoy playing football quite a bit,

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11-aside football team.

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Bit of Formula One, been to Silverstone,

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like going to movies with my girlfriend.

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When you go on holiday, what do you take with you to read?

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Generally, as sad as it sounds... Design books? Yeah. Seriously?

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Yeah, I quite like Carlo Scarpa, people like that.

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This is very telling. When I go on holiday, I don't take hosting books.

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And I know that's apparent. You surprise me.

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Oh, anyway.

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Matt, you're through, this is good news, doesn't matter what you score.

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What would you like to go for on this one?

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The only two that I knew have been taken.

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But the former newspaper editor rings in the back of my mind.

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I'm going to say Andrew Wright.

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Andrew Wright, says Matt.

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No red line for you and it doesn't matter what you score.

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Let's find out if Andrew Wright is right.

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No, I'm afraid not Andrew Wright,

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takes your total up to 114 but you're through anyway.

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Sorry, you might be thinking of Matthew Wright,

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but that's not the answer here.

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Thanks, Richard. Krish, welcome to Pointless.

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Good to have you here. What do you do? I'm an accountant.

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Whereabouts do you do your accounting? In Nottingham.

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How do you and Joe know each other?

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From university, we met having a shandy on our first day.

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Really a shandy?

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My parents are watching. OK, fair enough!

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Erm, and where were you at university? Durham.

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And how long ago did you leave there? Graduated 2010. I see, OK.

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What do you get up to, aside from your accounting?

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Similarly to everyone else, a lot of sports, I like my football.

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Like to watch it more than play, because we're dreadful.

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Me and Joe took a trip to Brazil a couple of years ago

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to see England crash out of the World Cup.

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Had you planned to go for the entire length of the time?

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No, we knew to set our limitations.

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If something miraculous had happened,

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you'd have just extended your stay? I think so. Very exciting.

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You're on 28. Again, doesn't matter what you score,

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you're through to the next round.

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Do you feel like talking us through those blank ones,

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see if you can fill any of them in?

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Erm, I feared this talking through the board moment

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when I might not know too many.

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I'm going to go for the American artist,

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I'm going to go for Andy Warhol, I think is the answer for that.

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OK, Andy Warhol, let's see if that's right.

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

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No red line for you, obviously, you're already through.

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49, not bad.

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Taking your total up to 77.

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Well played, Krish. Safe and sound.

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Let's fill in this board. I know you'll know the bottom three.

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I wonder if you'll know the President.

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Let's do the bottom three first to make you look good. OK.

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So, the newspaper editor? Andrew Neill.

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He would have scored you 19.

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The screenwriter? Is Andrew...

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He has the same name as someone at school with me.

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Andrew Davies. Yeah, well done. 8 points for that.

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And Erasure? Is Andy Bell.

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Andy Bell. That would have scored 28.

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Now, the President. What do you think?

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I'm not... It's going to take a long time to think of this.

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Andrew Jackson. That would have scored you 13 points.

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So, Andrew Davies is the best answer on that board.

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Thank you very much indeed.

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We are at the end of our first round

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and the pair we are saying goodbye to, I'm sorry to say,

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it's Kate and Hollie.

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Head-to-head last time! I know. Really. How the mighty fall.

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We're going to go have a big word. Yes.

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But Hollie, you knew things on that board. I did, I just blanked.

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It's the studio lights, gets to you.

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They are very hot today, aren't they?

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Particularly bright and hot. Aren't they?

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It's been a great pleasure having you on both shows.

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Thanks for playing, Kate and Hollie. Thank you for having us. Thank you!

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

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Well done, everyone. We've made it to Round Two, very exciting.

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Corinna, very well done.

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You and Ben, good to have you in Round Two, and good low scoring,

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particularly for an Australian to have Andrew Marr,

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which I think is good going.

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Derek, lovely low score from you there with Andy Roddick.

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Best of luck to all three pairs.

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Our category for Round Two this afternoon...

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It's science, can you all decide in your pairs

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who's going to go first and 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...

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Chemical elements whose first vowel is an I.

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Yeah, looking for the name of any chemical element

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on the periodic table as of July 2015

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whose first vowel is an I, please.

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I'm asked to point out that by vowel, we mean A, E, I, O and U.

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OK. Krish, when did you stop studying chemistry? 2005.

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I see, OK. It's been a while.

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I'm going to go for hopefully what is an element.

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I'm going to go for nitrogen. Nitrogen.

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OK, I thought you were going to go really left-field there. No!

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Nitrogen, says Krish.

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

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It is indeed an element.

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There we are, 17.

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Not bad.

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Well done, Krish. Nitrogen is all around us.

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Isn't it? Isn't it? There's some. Look at it.

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Thanks very much, Richard. Now, Matt. Yes?

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Matt? I don't mind this.

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Oh, good, good. I'm glad.

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Again, doing revision, I kind of had a footballer's name in mind

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which would help me remember this element.

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I'm going to go with livermorium.

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Livermorium.

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Now, that is good revision.

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I think, I don't know, let's see if it's right.

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But if it is right, is good.

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

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That is a very good answer, Matt.

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That's got head-to-head written all over it, I think.

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Down it goes.

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It's a pointless answer, Matt!

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That adds ?250 to today's jackpot,

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takes the total up to ?4,500.

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It scores you nothing

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and earns you massive respect. Very well done.

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Very well played, Matt.

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Named after the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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But I'm the same as you, Jake Livermore is how I remember it,

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the footballer.

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Now, Corinna? This is not that bad a subject, really.

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Given I live with a scientist and thoughtfully, they named

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some elements after people from classical mythology,

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which is what I did my degree in. There we are.

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So, I'm going to go with niobium.

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Niobium.

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Oh, look at that! I love that buzz.

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It's like bees in a bed of lavender.

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Niobium.

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

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It's right.

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Do we think we might be adding some more money to our jackpot here?

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Oh, 2!

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Corinna, very well done.

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Lovely answer there.

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Very good answer.

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That was named after Javier Niobi, the QPR left back.

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But I think that's the first time niobium's ever been given

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as an answer on Pointless. Yes, new one to me.

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But, yeah, it comes from, as you say, mythology. Thank you.

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

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Nothing, the best score of that pass, Matt. Very well done.

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Matt and Derek looking very strong.

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Then up to 2 where we find Corinna and Ben.

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Then up to 17, Krish and Joe.

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Joe, suddenly that 17, which looked rather small to start with,

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is now looking like rather a large score.

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Joe, you know what you need to do.

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Mentally, get back into that laboratory and see if you can

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find a nice low-scoring answer.

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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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So, Ben. Remember, we're looking for the names of chemical elements

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whose first vowel is an I.

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Now, Ben, of course, a scientist, as Corinna helpfully pointed out,

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reminded us all, before you give your answer.

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And I have a periodic table mug as well.

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What about that?

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I think there was a Tottenham left back called Yttri,

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so I'll go for yttrium.

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Yttrium, says Ben.

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

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If you get below this red line, you're into the head-to-head.

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Well done.

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And that's a pointless answer!

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That adds another ?250 to today's jackpot,

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takes the total up to ?4,750.

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Scores you nothing, leaves your total at 2,

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sees you into the head-to-head. Well done.

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Yeah, very well played. That's terrific stuff, Ben.

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Except it was West Ham, not Tottenham. Ah.

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Derek, now, how brilliant was Matt, first pass? Yeah. I knew that one.

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But the rest, I don't know. HE LAUGHS

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I'm not very good with the elements.

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I'm going to have to play safe.

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Silver. Silver, says Derek. Silver.

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Here is your red line.

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If you can get below that red line with silver,

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you are through to the next round.

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

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Still going down.

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Oh, 22!

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That is really not bad.

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It's made the end of this round

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very exciting, though, Derek.

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22 for silver. Yeah, a lot of pressure on Joe now.

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Well played, Derek, and that's, of course, David Silva of Man City.

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Thanks very much indeed. Now, Joe, what about that?

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You have to score 4 or less. I know.

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He's left me with a lot of work to do.

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I've got a couple.

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I'm not sure they're going to be enough but on the off-chance,

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lithium.

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Lithium, says Joe.

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

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

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Below that, you're home and dry.

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Well, it's certainly right.

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Down it goes.

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20, I'm afraid, Joe,

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our highest score,

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taking your total up to 37.

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Really good round, very exciting, that one.

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Even better than it sounds,

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because there's only three pointless answers, you've had two of them.

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The only other pointless answer that nobody got was zirconium.

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Zirconium was a pointless answer.

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The next best score for 3 points was bismuth.

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Bismuth was a very good answer.

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You would have got 9 for titanium, 11 points for indium and nickel.

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13 for silicon, 15 for tin.

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You'd have got 18 for zinc

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and the top three, let's take a look at them.

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They all, unsurprisingly, begin with an I.

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

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At the end of our second round,

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I'm sorry to say the pair we're saying goodbye to is Joe and Krish.

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37,

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nothing shameful about that score.

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Pretty good low scores there in both passes, but I'm afraid

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it is the highest score, so we will see you again next time.

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Look forward to that. Meantime, thanks very much, Joe and Krish.

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But for our remaining two pairs, it's now time for our head-to-head.

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Many congratulations, Corinna and Ben, Derek and Matt,

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

0:26:500:26:52

for that jackpot, the hugely augmented jackpot

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now standing at ?4,750.

0:26:550:26:58

APPLAUSE

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So, from here on in, it doesn't matter if you grew up in Australia

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cos you can confer with your partner and anything you don't know,

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which I shouldn't think is much, you can be supplemented by them.

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I think it should be incredibly tight

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

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

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World speed records.

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We're going to show you five pictures now of people

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who've set various different kinds of speed record.

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Can you name the most obscure of these, please?

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OK, thanks very much indeed.

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Let's reveal our five record breakers and here they are.

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There we are.

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Five people who have set world speed records.

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Corinna and Ben, you're our low scorers, so you will go first.

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Do you know C? It's Griffith Joyner.

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Go for that.

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Think we'll go for C, Florence Griffith Joyner.

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Florence Griffith Joyner, say Corinna and Ben.

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Now, Derek and Matt, talk us through the rest of that board, if you can.

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A is Richard Branson, D is Usain Bolt.

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Just trying to think of Campbell, his first name, which I think is E.

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We're just going to have to go for Richard Branson

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because we know that's right.

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You're going to go for A, Richard Branson.

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Florence Griffith Joyner is what Corinna and Ben have gone for for C.

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

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Florence Griffith Joyner.

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It's right.

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21, well done, Corinna and Ben.

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Now, Derek and Matt meanwhile have said that A is Richard Branson.

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

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Oh-ee! Look at that, 86.

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Well done, Corinna and Ben. After one question, you are up 1-0.

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Very well played. Funnily enough, E would have won you the point.

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If you'd had to have a guess at a Campbell? Richard. Donald.

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There was Malcolm Campbell as well but that's Donald Campbell.

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Would have scored you 17 points.

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Well done if you said that one at home.

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The best answer on the board is B,

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it's the first man to achieve supersonic flight

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and it was Chuck Yeager.

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4 points for that. Well done if you said it.

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And D, as you rightly said, was Usain Bolt. 72 points for him.

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It's so funny, when we wash our dog,

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he looks a bit like Richard Branson does there.

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There we are. Thanks very much indeed.

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Here comes your second question.

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Best of luck to Derek and Matt

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cos you have to win this to stay in the game.

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It concerns...

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Christmas dishes, Richard.

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Five foods commonly eaten at Christmas now

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but with alternate letters missing.

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Can you fill in those gaps, please?

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OK, let's reveal our five Christmas dishes 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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Derek and Matt, it's over to you.

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I should know everything because I'm a chef. You should.

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Should but it's picking the right one.

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Go brandy butter. Yeah?

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So, we're going to go for brandy butter.

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Brandy butter, say Derek and Matt.

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Now, Corinna and Ben, talk us through that board.

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I think we know all of the others except the fourth one. Yeah.

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So...cranberry sauce?

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Or stuffing. I think cranberry sauce probably better. Cranberry sauce.

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So, we have brandy butter and you're saying cranberry sauce.

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In the order they were given, we have brandy butter,

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

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Brandy butter scoring you...

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..41!

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Corinna and Ben, meanwhile, have gone for cranberry sauce.

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

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It's right.

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63 for cranberry sauce.

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Well done, Derek and Matt, brandy butter brings you level again.

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So, after two questions, it 1-1.

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Brandy butter, the best answer on the board as well, so well done.

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It's interesting you don't

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know the fourth one.

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Lots of our 100 had a problem

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with that as well. Is it turkey? It's turkey!

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Oh, for heaven's sake! Did you not get that? I couldn't see it either.

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It's funny, isn't it? I was thinking it was TH-something. There it is.

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Above that is stuffing.

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That would have scored 86.

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At the bottom, of course, mince pie.

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And that would have scored 73. There we are.

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Thank you very much indeed.

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So, it comes down to a third question,

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as I thought it probably would.

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Whoever wins this one goes through to the final

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and plays for that jackpot.

0:32:310:32:32

It concerns...

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Names or titles with king in them.

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We're going to give you five clues now,

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the answers to all of them have the word king somewhere in their names.

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Whichever team gives us the most obscure answer

0:32:440:32:46

is going through to play for that jackpot, so very best of luck.

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

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I'll read those all again.

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Corinna and Ben will go first. I know three and five.

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I don't know five. Kings Of Leon.

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Which is going to be better? King Of The Hill. OK.

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Can we go for the middle one?

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King Of The Hill. King Of The Hill, the animated sitcom.

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Now, then, Derek and Matt, over to you. Don't know the top one.

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We know the venomous snake, king cobra,

0:33:550:33:59

but we're going to go for the UK number-one albums

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include Mechanical Bull and Only By The Night.

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That's Kings Of Leon.

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So, we have King Of The Hill and we have Kings Of Leon.

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Corinna and Ben have gone for King Of The Hill,

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

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It's right.

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24 for King Of The Hill.

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Very hard to call, this one.

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Derek and Matt, meanwhile, have gone for Kings Of Leon.

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Let's see if it's right, let's see how far down the column we get.

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It's right.

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Now, will it beat King Of The Hill?

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Oh, no, not quite! 32.

0:34:430:34:45

Two good answers there but Corinna and Ben, yours pipped it.

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It means after three questions, you are through to the final 2-1.

0:34:510:34:54

Very well played.

0:34:540:34:55

There's two answers there that would have won you the point, though.

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Not king cobra, that's the biggest scorer,

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the world's largest venomous snake. Would have scored you 61.

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But the top one would have won you the point,

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the name of H Rider Haggard's adventure novel.

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It's King Solomon's Mines.

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Would have scored 17.

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And the best answer on the board by quite some way

0:35:110:35:14

is the NBA basketball team.

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Very well done at home if you said this, Sacramento Kings. 2 points.

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Thanks very much, Richard.

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

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very strong right the way through the show, Derek and Matt,

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including our pointless answer in Round Two.

0:35:270:35:29

Nothing wrong with any of your answers in this round either,

0:35:290:35:32

really close there.

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Best answer on the board with the Christmas foods.

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But I'm afraid this is where we say goodbye and it's been great

0:35:370:35:39

having you on the show, thank you so much for playing.

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Derek and Matt. Thank you.

0:35:420:35:43

But for Corinna and Ben, it's now time for our Pointless final.

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Very well done, Corinna and Ben, you have fought off all the competition

0:35:540:35:58

and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.

0:35:580:36:00

You now have a chance to play for our Pointless jackpot.

0:36:060:36:09

At the end of today's show, the jackpot is standing at ?4,750.

0:36:090:36:14

Well, this is very exciting.

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We said goodbye to you in the first round last time.

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This time, though, you've just barely put a foot wrong.

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I mean, fantastic low scores, a pointless answer,

0:36:240:36:27

2-1 in the head-to-head there.

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What would you particularly like to see come up?

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Classics would be good. Mm-hm. Or maths.

0:36:320:36:35

Maths, yeah. Maybe some sports.

0:36:350:36:38

Let's hope there's something on the board today

0:36:380:36:40

that will help you win that jackpot.

0:36:400:36:42

Today's line-up looks like this.

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Not horse racing. Not classic American singer-songwriters.

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Yes. that's fine. So, Girl Films or Roaring Twenties.

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Roaring Twenties could be all sorts of things.

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I think we should go for that. OK, all right. Roaring Twenties.

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It's been on the board for a while. Yeah, thank you for picking it.

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Three very different categories here,

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hopefully one of them will suit you.

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We are looking for the name of any musical numbers

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from the official cast recording of Chicago from 1997.

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Any of the songs that appear on that album, please.

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We are looking for any baseball World Series winners from 1920-29,

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or we are looking for the name of any Prime Minister of the UK

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or any President of the USA who was in office

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at any point during the 1920s.

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So, musical numbers from the Chicago original cast recording from 1997,

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baseball World Series winners and Presidents and Prime Ministers.

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Very best of luck.

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

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to come up with three answers.

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All you need to win that jackpot

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is for just one of your answers to be pointless.

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Are you ready? Yes.

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

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There they are, your time starts now.

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Presidents and Prime Ministers.

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Yes, Andrew Bonar Law. Yes.

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Erm, Lloyd George?

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Obviously, David Lloyd George, Andrew Bonar Law.

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So, no baseball series winners, then? No. American Presidents?

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Is Ford...? No, that's later.

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Hoover, I think, was '29. Yeah, shall we go with that?

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What's his first name?

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Herbert Hoover? Herbert Hoover, yes.

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Cleveland, is he then?

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And we've also got British Prime Ministers as well. Same one.

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Bonar Law, Lloyd George...

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Hoover? Herbert Hoover, shall we try that, those three?

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Is there anything else that we know? Still got some time.

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Don't know any Chicago, don't know any... Any other Prime Ministers?

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Who else was...?

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There was a Labour one. 10 seconds left.

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Labour one? Was it...?

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Mac something. Macmillan? No, that's later.

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MacDonald, Ramsay MacDonald.

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OK, that is your time up.

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Let's have your three answers.

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You'll have to decide which of those answers you're going to submit.

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So, Ramsay MacDonald? Yes. Ramsay MacDonald.

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Andrew Bonar Law. Andrew Bonar Law, yes.

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Either the President or the Prime Minister.

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Which do you think - Hoover or Lloyd George?

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Hoover. Herbert Hoover.

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Herbert Hoover, OK, three good answers there.

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Which do you think is your best shot at a pointless answer?

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I think Bonar Law, maybe. OK, Andrew Bonar Law we'll put last.

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Least likely to be pointless.

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Hoover? Herbert Hoover will be put first. And here they are.

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Well, three good answers on the board there.

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As we said, Roaring Twenties has been around for a long time.

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So, yes, nice to know what was behind it.

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If one of these answers is pointless and wins you that jackpot,

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what would you do with it?

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?4,750, a decent jackpot.

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Well, we're getting married next year,

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so I guess we'd put it on the wedding. Maybe a honeymoon.

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Ben thinks we should go to Bermuda now.

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Well, maybe you should. We won't need a passport! There you are.

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Well, congratulations. Ben, anything you'd like to add to that?

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I think Bermuda would be nice, Saint Lucia!

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Very good, best of luck.

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Your first answer was Herbert Hoover.

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In this case, we were looking for Presidents

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and Prime Ministers from the 1920s.

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In fact, in all your answers,

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we're looking for Presidents and Prime Ministers from the '20s.

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If any one of these is pointless, it will win you ?4,750 but let's see.

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Herbert Hoover, how many people said that? Is it pointless?

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It's right.

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Now, if Herbert Hoover takes us all the way down to 0,

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you'll be leaving here with ?4,750 immediately.

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Down it goes through to single figures, still goes,

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6 for Herbert Hoover.

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That's a great answer.

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Lovely low score. Sadly, though, not a pointless answer.

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We're only interested in pointless answers in this final round,

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which means you only have two more chances to win today's jackpot.

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Your next answer was Ramsay MacDonald -

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again, Presidents and Prime Ministers from the '20s

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was the category.

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If this is pointless, it'll win you ?4,750.

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How many people said Ramsay MacDonald?

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It's right.

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Well, Herbert Hoover was right

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and he took us all the way down to 6.

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Ramsay Macdonald takes us down through the 20s and into the teens,

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into single figures, passes 6,

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down it goes, still going...

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You got it!

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Very, very well done indeed. Superb.

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Ah!

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Congratulations, Ramsay MacDonald

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has just improved your honeymoon a whole lot. What about that?

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That's brilliant, a pointless answer means you are leaving here

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with that jackpot of ?4,750.

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Brilliant!

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APPLAUSE

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What a fantastic performance today. Well done, both of you.

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Round One last time, but I knew you had more in you, terrific stuff.

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Andrew Bonar Law would have scored you 2 points. So, well done.

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It's such a perfect example of using that 60 seconds well.

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I was looking at the clock, I think it was at 58 seconds,

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someone said, "Isn't there a Mac something?"

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59 seconds, you went "Macdonald" and 59.5 seconds,

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you went "Ramsay Macdonald" and it won you the money,

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so terrific stuff, very well done.

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We'll look at the pointless answers in the different categories.

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Start with the musical numbers from Chicago,

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there's lots of pointless answers here.

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You could add A Little Bit Of Good, All I Care About, Entr'acte,

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Honey Rag, I Can't Do It Alone and My Own Best Friend.

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Well done if you said any of those.

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Baseball World Series winners, there's five pointless answers here.

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And for Presidents and Prime Ministers,

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there are only two pointless answers.

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So you did terrifically well getting that.

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Warren G Harding, US President, and Ramsay MacDonald.

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There he is, very well played. That was a terrific show.

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Thanks, Richard.

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Thanks once again to our winning players, Corinna and Ben,

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who go away with today's jackpot of ?4,750.

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Brilliant!

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

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to the test on Pointless.

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Meanwhile, it's goodbye from Richard. Goodbye.

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And it's goodbye from me. Goodbye.

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Need a medic.

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# We are weightless... #

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Humanitarian mission.

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# We are invincible... #

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On the Somali border.

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# Nothing like this... #

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I hope you told them where to stick it.

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# Flying like cannonballs... #

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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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