Episode 48 Pointless


Episode 48

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


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APPLAUSE

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Thank you very much indeed.

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Hello. I'm Alexander Armstrong and welcome to Pointless -

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the show where the aim of the game is to avoid the obvious answers and find the obscure ones.

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Let's meet today's players.

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And couple number one...

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I'm Sandeep, I'm from West London,

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and this is my friend Mitch, and he's from Slough.

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-Couple number two...

-Hi, my name's Beth and I'm from Salisbury,

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and this is my sister Lianne, who is from Surrey.

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-Couple number three...

-Hi, I'm Jane, from Leicester,

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and this is my brother Steven, from Derby.

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And finally, couple number four...

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Hi, I'm Tim. This is Drew. We're from Swindon. We're friends and colleagues.

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And these are today's contestants.

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APPLAUSE

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Thanks very much, all of you. A warm welcome to the show.

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We'll find out more about each of you throughout the show as it goes along.

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That just leaves one more person for me to introduce.

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No more Mr Nice Guy - not that our contestants ever met HIM!

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

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-Hiya. Hi, everybody.

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-Welcome.

-Welcome.

-How are you?

-I'm very well, thank you.

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Excellent. Two returning pairs from the last show. They had very different shows.

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On podium four, Tim and Drew, who got through to the head-to-head.

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Had a very strong show.

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And on podium three, Steve and Jane,

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who got knocked out in the first round

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AND joined the 200 Club.

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-Yes.

-Which is some going. I have to say... I know, Steve.

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I have to say, I would say slightly unfortunate members of the 200 Club.

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-I think so.

-They both gave perfectly acceptable answers.

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-They just both happened to be wrong. Cos...

-LAUGHTER

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We've had some shocking members of the 200 Club in our time

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and I wouldn't have put them...

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-I would put them amongst the first rank of the 200 Club.

-Oh.

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Quite often, at 200 Club get-togethers, we need people -

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we need some organisers -

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and I would be very happy putting both of you in charge.

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-Fine.

-So, it's going to be a cracking show.

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Everybody's going to be a bit distracted.

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Sometimes, people at home, they don't understand the whole

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360-degree panorama of a television show

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and what it takes to make a TV show, and everything that goes on behind the scenes.

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If people are distracted at any point during the show,

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it's cos there is a man on the front row with one of

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the most spectacular beards you have ever seen.

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So, forgive our contestants, please, if they start wandering like that.

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They're just looking at him, OK?

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There we are. Well, thank you very much indeed, Richard.

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Now, Dave and Henry didn't win the jackpot last time,

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so we add another £1,000 to that. So, today's jackpot starts off...

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at £2,000. There we are.

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APPLAUSE

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

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So, remember this - the pair with the highest score

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at the end of each round will be eliminated.

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That is all you have to bear in mind. Keep your scores low.

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Our first category today is...

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-Can you all decide who's going to go first, who's going to go second?

-Do you want me to go first?

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

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OK. And the question concerns...

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Celebrities Born In 1986.

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On each board, we're going to show you seven descriptions

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and initials of celebrities born in 1986.

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Just give us a nice, obscure answer, please.

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

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-I personally don't think you should be allowed to be a celebrity if you were born in 1986.

-No. No.

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-Well, what can they possibly have done?

-Let's find out.

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That's what I'm afraid of. Yeah.

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OK, so, we are looking for these celebrities.

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We want to know who they are. There'll be clues describing them.

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They were all born in 1986, though. There we are. When we were 16.

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Oh, I know.

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

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Sandeep. A warm welcome to Pointless. Good to have you here.

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-What do you do, Sandeep?

-I work as a planner at a content agency.

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So, we work with loads of companies. Different types -

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car brands, banks, even paint makers. And I sort of do research.

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Anything tickling your fancy at this moment?

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Is paint creeping ahead there?

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Actually, genuinely, it is, because the client is based in Amsterdam,

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so that means I might get to go over there, which is always fun.

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Sandeep, that is just transparent! So it's nothing to do with the paint?

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Well, the paint itself is, I'm sure, incredibly interesting.

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-I haven't had a chance to work on the account.

-Have you watched it dry?

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-I've heard that's the top... That's what you need to aim for.

-Wow! OK.

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Sandeep, what would you like to go for?

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I'm torn between the bottom two but I'm going to go for...

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-the silver medallist as Amir Khan.

-Amir Khan?

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-Yeah.

-Amir Khan. Let's see if it's right.

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

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It is right.

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31. Not bad at all, Sandeep. Gets us off to a good start.

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Yeah, also became World Light Welterweight Champion in 2009.

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Thanks very much, Richard. Beth...welcome.

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What do you do in Salisbury, Beth?

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I work from home as a digital marketing manager

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for a winter sports company.

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That's quite fun. Do you have an interest in winter sports?

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Yeah, I love skiing.

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What do you like getting up to apart from, obviously, skiing?

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I like to cook and do some baking

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and read, and walking - things like that.

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-Very good indeed. Now, Beth, this board...

-Yes.

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..of people born in 1986.

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I should know the professional snowboarder,

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being in that industry...

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-You should.

-..but I don't.

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So I'm going to go for the actress who plays Clara Oswald

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as Jenna Coleman.

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Jenna Coleman, says Beth. Let's see if Jenna Coleman's right.

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

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Well, you pass our only score so far.

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Well done. 15.

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APPLAUSE

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15 for Jenna Coleman.

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Yeah, very good. She was in Emmerdale for four years,

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before being Doctor Who's assistant.

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There we are. Thanks, Richard. Jane, welcome back.

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Remind us what you do, Jane.

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A health-care assistant and receptionist in a GP's surgery.

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So, how do you...? Do you do that, sort of, at the same time or are they two separate jobs?

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-No, no, I do four clinics as a health care assistant...

-I see.

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-..and then I do three sessions on reception.

-And do other...

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Do other people on reception also do health care, or are you...?

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One of our other ladies has just trained as a phlebotomist,

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so she can now take blood as well.

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-Right.

-That's what I originally started to do.

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-Taking blood?

-Then, sort of, added in a few extra things.

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How many times did you have to take blood before you stopped going, "Eurgh"?

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-I loved it right from the word "go", actually.

-You're not...

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Professionally, you're not...

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-If you take blood, you're not supposed to go, "Eurgh!"

-Aren't you?

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-That's the first thing they teach you.

-Oh, I see.

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-Even if you're feeling it, don't do it.

-I see.

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So, yes, Jane, when you leave the surgery,

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when you put all that behind you, what do you like to get up to?

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Well, I like playing golf.

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I've just started playing that and really enjoy it.

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-I was a golf widow for several years...

-I was going to ask.

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So you've taken it up, having fought against it. You thought, "Well, actually, I might as well."

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I thought, "If I can't beat 'em, join 'em."

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-And you now know what it's all about.

-I actually love it. Yeah.

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-I wish I'd started 20 years ago now.

-There we are.

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-Now, Jane, what about these people on this board?

-OK.

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Well, I know the first four.

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I'm going to go with the tennis player -

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the Spanish tennis player who won the record ninth French Open

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in 2014 - and say Rafael Nadal.

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Rafael Nadal, says Jane.

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

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Is right.

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31 is our high score,

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till now! You double it.

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62.

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-62 for Nadal.

-Yeah, big score.

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The undisputed king of clay, Rafa Nadal.

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Won nine French Open titles in ten years.

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Won all the other Grand Slam titles as well, at one point or another.

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Thanks very much, Richard. Tim. Tim, remind us what you do.

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I work at St Luke's, which is a school for kids

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with behavioural difficulties in Swindon.

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-I work with Drew.

-OK, how long have you been there?

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-Three years.

-Three years?

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And you say it's quite challenging but you find it very rewarding.

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-It is rewarding.

-I bet. Yeah, it must be.

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Now, Tim, what are your hobbies? What do you like doing?

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I play in a veterans' football league with Drew.

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Play for the Wootton Bassett Veterans.

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Drew's our leading scorer, so that's good.

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I do a lot of cycling, er...

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-watch a lot of telly.

-Very good.

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Now, Tim, this board's all yours. Talk us through it.

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So, I think Abbey Clancy

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is the dancing lady,

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the pop singer was Lady Gaga

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and I think Alex Turner

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is the lead singer of the Arctic Monkeys,

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so I'm going to go with that.

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Alex Turner. OK.

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

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It's right.

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24.

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24. Our second-lowest score

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of the round so far.

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Well played, Tim. Took us through the board nicely, as well.

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He's the oldest on the board, Alex Turner. 6th of January.

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Now, Abbey Clancy was the correct answer -

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actually would have been an even better score.

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It just would have scored 12 points.

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The pop singer is Lady Gaga - that's a big scorer, as you'd imagine.

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50 points. The best answer on the board is the snowboarder,

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and his name is Shaun White.

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He scored six points. Very well done if you said that.

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

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15 is our lowest score on the board. Well done, Beth.

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Beth and Lianne looking good on the back of that. Then 24's

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where we find Tim and Drew.

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31, Sandeep and Mitch.

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And then Jane and Steve, ahead there

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on 62. So, Steve,

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we need a low score from you.

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We can't send you home at the end of this round. That can't happen again.

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So, yes, good luck finding a nice low score.

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We're going to come back down the line. Second players, please step up to the podium.

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OK. Let's put seven more descriptions up on the board...

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and here they are.

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I'll read those all one last time.

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There we are. Now, Drew, welcome back.

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-Thank you.

-So, we discovered last time

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that you work with and for Tim...

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-No, not really FOR him, but he is your boss.

-He is my boss, yeah.

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OK. When you're not at work, Drew, what do you get up to?

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I perform as will.i.am in a tribute band -

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-Black Eyed Peaz, with a Z.

-Now, how often do you perform as will.i.am?

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We perform quite a lot. We go abroad.

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We tour around the UK as well.

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So, is this quite a major tribute band?

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-Yeah, it's a big tribute band, yeah.

-What do you wear?

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-Because he has quite distinctive clothes.

-Much to what he wears.

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Aim is, we kind of go off what he wears and what the group wears.

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-So, big glasses?

-Big glasses. Big hat.

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So, it's a lot of work, I would say,

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for will.i.am and Fergie in a Black Eyed Peas tribute band.

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It seems to be less work for the other two - would that be right?

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To be fair, we kind of complement the other two.

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If we weren't there, they wouldn't have any work, so... Yeah.

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Now, Drew, you're on 24.

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-The high-scorers are Jane and Steve on 62, so 37 is your target.

-Yeah.

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I know at least three of them.

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I'm going to go for Welsh singer who released her debut album

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-Voice Of An Angel - Charlotte Church.

-Charlotte Church, says Drew.

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Here's your red line. If you get below this with Charlotte Church,

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you're in the next round. How many people said it?

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56.

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APPLAUSE

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-56 takes your total up to 80.

-Yeah, big score for Charlotte Church.

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She was 12 years old, as you can work out,

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when that album was released.

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-Sold a lot of copies, too.

-Mm-mm.

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Thank you. Now, Steve, welcome back.

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Remind us what you get up to, Steve.

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I'm a volunteer for, and I support people with,

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functional neurological disorders.

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It's a similar thing to what I've got

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but, given my years of experience of it,

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I'm able to help patients who are newly diagnosed,

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give them experience,

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help them out with any issues they've got, et cetera.

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Invaluable. And what do you do when you're not doing that, Steve?

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What do you like to get up to?

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Well, I've got my family, which always keeps me busy.

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I love photography.

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Sort of getting out and about into the countryside, where possible.

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-So, wildlife photographs, close-ups, action shots.

-OK.

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Now, Steve, what would you like to go for? Your target is 17 or less.

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Mm. Yes, unfortunately...

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I'm struggling, I must admit, with this board

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and the only other one I can think of is the second one down

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being Usain Bolt.

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Usain Bolt, says Steve.

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Now, here's your red line.

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Not as high as it could be, but let's see how far down the column

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-you get with Usain Bolt.

-Not very.

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It's right.

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Oh, it's not bad. Not bad at all.

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40...

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taking your total up to 102.

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And that's the quickest that's ever come down to 40, as well.

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-Spotted that.

-Very impressive. Six gold medals.

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First man ever to defend both sprint titles at an Olympics, as well.

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There we are. Thanks, Richard.

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-Lianne.

-Hello.

-Welcome to Pointless.

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Good to have you here. What do you do, Lianne?

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I am a features writer for women's magazines -

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Chat and Pick Me Up!

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-Are there any people who read both magazines?

-Yeah, I imagine so.

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-That's annoying, otherwise you could write the same thing in slightly different words.

-Write them twice!

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-I'm not allowed to do that, unfortunately.

-Oh, no. That's terrible.

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What do you do when you're not writing?

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-I like to watch films, TV. I like to run, read.

-Brilliant.

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-All of these are good things.

-All of these good things. Yes.

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All of them good. Listen, you're on 15 -

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lovely low score from Beth in the first pass -

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-which means 86 or less gets you through.

-I know, pressure's on.

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OK, I know a few, but I think

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I'm going to go for the X Factor runner-up in 2010

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is Rebecca Ferguson.

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Rebecca Ferguson.

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There is your red line, coming onto the column right now.

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Get below that with Rebecca Ferguson, you're into Round Two.

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It's right, and you are through.

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Good answer. 18.

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33 is your total.

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Well played, Lianne. That's a good answer.

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-Yeah, both of those two beat One Direction, of course.

-Yeah.

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-Whatever happened to them?

-Pfft!

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-Yeah.

-She's got an amazing voice.

-She has.

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Absolutely brilliant, Rebecca, yeah. Now, Mitch...

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Mitch, welcome to the show. Good to have you here.

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-What do you do, Mitch?

-I'm a medical student in Sheffield.

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And how far through your medical studenting are you?

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-Four years down, two to go.

-Two to go.

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-Do you know what sort of doctor you want to be when...?

-Not really.

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-Apart from a very good one, obviously.

-Obviously, yeah.

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I've ruled some things out but there's quite a long list to...

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What are we seeing off? What are we writing off at this stage?

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-Surgery's gone.

-Yeah, surgery.

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-Is it because every time you take blood, you go, "Eurgh"?

-Yeah.

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Yeah, that's it.

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-So surgery's gone.

-It's a lot of standing around.

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It's a lot of standing around. Maybe they...

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I'm surprised they don't get little stools in surgery. Quite cool.

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Little swivel stools. Be fun, that.

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-Like a little shooting stick.

-Whee! But on wheels.

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-That's very good.

-Scalpel. Zip. Zip. Zhoop!

-That's really good.

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-You should work as a mime in Covent Garden.

-Oh, I do.

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-What do you mean, "should"?

-Do you know what you should do?

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Genuinely, you should be one of those statues.

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You know those pretend statues

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that just stand there and don't move and don't say anything?

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Do that every show.

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LAUGHTER

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I'd love that.

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Now, Mitch, there you are - you're on 31.

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70 is your goal. 70.

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Talk us through the board, fill in all the blanks.

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OK, I think the top one's

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Ellie Goulding.

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I think the Transformers actress

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was Megan Fox.

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The actress from Quantum Of Solace

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was Gemma Arterton.

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And then the only England cricketer I can think of with those initials

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is Stuart Broad.

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-I'll go with Gemma Arterton for Quantum Of Solace.

-Gemma Arterton.

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OK. Here is your red line.

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Get below that red line, you are into Round Two.

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Let's see how many of our 100 said Gemma Arterton.

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It's right.

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You're through to Round Two. Very well done.

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13.

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13, which is our lowest score of the round,

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so very well done. Takes your total up to 44.

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You took us through the board beautifully and actually got the lowest score...

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Of the ones you were certain of, you got the lowest score.

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Because Ellie Goulding, up the top there,

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it was right but would have scored you 29.

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Megan Fox was right as well. Would have scored you 21.

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And if you'd risked Stuart Broad, you would have got the best answer

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on the board, cos it is him, and would have scored you 10.

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Strawberry Fields.

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HE SCOFFS

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-As a name?

-As a name for a Bond character.

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I would've thought Penny Lane would be better.

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I've never sat down and written a Bond script so I can't...

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I can't criticise, but...

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-Yeah.

-..it's rubbish.

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I have only written one.

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-Oh, Dr No. One of the best.

-No, no.

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I did Quantum Of Solace. That was mine.

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LAUGHTER

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-Ah, well. Onwards and upwards, eh?

-There it is. There it is.

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Thanks very much.

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Well, at the end of our first round, I'm so sorry, Jane and Steve.

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I said this mustn't happen

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and I'm afraid it has come to pass.

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Jane and Steve, you are

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our high-scorers at the end of this round.

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102 is not that high, but...

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-Halved our score from last time.

-Yeah.

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-Well, there you are. Exactly.

-We like to be the support act, so...

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Well, you have been, and wonderfully, but I'm afraid this is where we have to say goodbye.

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Thank you so much for playing, Jane and Steve.

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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 done, everyone. Welcome to Round Two.

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Only one more round to go until you can start conferring,

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which I think is good.

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Well, Mitch, lovely low score there.

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Lowest score of the round and, in fact,

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lowest combined score on our first podium there.

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Our category for Round Two today is US Television.

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US Television.

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

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OK, and the question concerns...

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US TV Crime Shows.

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US TV Crime Shows. Richard.

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Yes, in a moment, Xander's going to show you a list of six different

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US TV crime shows of different eras.

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We need you to tell us any actor who appeared in ten or more episodes

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of any of these, please, according to IMDb.

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So, ten or more episodes of any of the shows you are about to see.

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-Very best of luck.

-Thanks very much indeed.

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So, as Richard's mentioned,

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we're going to put six crime shows up on the board

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and we just need anyone who's been in ten or more episodes of these.

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And they are...

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Now, then, Sandeep, what would you like to go for?

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A different question, maybe.

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LAUGHTER

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I literally have no idea.

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I know the name of the character in Magnum PI

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but I can't remember his name for the life of me - so, obviously,

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it's useless information, that.

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I like that you know the name of the character.

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Yes, well, I'm know the actor but I don't know his name.

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Can I hazard a guess at Gillian Anderson?

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Gillian Anderson. Is it right?

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How many people said it?

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Oh, I'm sorry, Sandeep.

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Not a bad guess to be throwing out, though.

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I'm afraid a wrong one, though.

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It scores you 100 points. Sorry.

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Yeah, sorry, X-Files probably her most famous US TV series.

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Thanks, Richard. Now, Lianne.

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I was hoping they were going to be a bit more current,

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because I watch a lot of current crime shows, but...

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We just... We're old, so we watch lots of old ones. Yeah.

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I have one, which is a little bit of a guess,

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and I have one that I think I know.

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So I don't know what to do.

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I think I'll go Farrah Fawcett.

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Farrah Fawcett, says Lianne.

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Farrah Fawcett. Beth likes that very much.

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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 Farrah Fawcett.

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It's right.

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39.

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-39 for Farrah Fawcett.

-Well played, Lianne.

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Yeah, she plays Jill in Charlie's Angels.

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Farrah Fawcett, or Farrah Fawcett-Majors.

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There we are. Now, Tim.

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I'll go with Diana Rigg.

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Diana Rigg, says Tim. Diana Rigg.

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

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Oh, Tim.

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Not Diana Rigg.

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I'm afraid that scores you 100 points.

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I think you're thinking of The Avengers, there, Tim.

0:23:130:23:16

-Not Charlie's Angels.

-Thanks, Richard.

0:23:160:23:17

Well, we're halfway through the round, so let's take a look

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at those scores. Only two scores between the three pairs.

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39 is the best of those scores. Lianne, well done.

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Lianne and Beth I think are looking like pretty strong contenders

0:23:250:23:28

for the head-to-head.

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But Tim, Drew, Sandeep and Mitch, you are all tied on 100.

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So, Drew and Mitch, it's between you.

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One pair will be staying, one pair will be leaving. Best of luck.

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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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Now, Drew.

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You know what we need here. Your survival depends on a low score.

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I've only got two answers, to be fair.

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So, I'm going to go...

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..Dick Van Dyke.

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Dick Van Dyke, says Drew.

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There is no red line for you as you are tied high-scorers.

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Dick Van Dyke. Let's see if it's right,

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

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It's right.

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30.

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Lowest scorer so far, Drew. Well done.

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130 is your total.

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Nicely played, Drew.

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Of course, he stars in Diagnosis Murder - helps out the LAPD.

0:24:250:24:28

Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

0:24:280:24:31

Now, Beth, this is marvellous - you score 90 or less and you go through.

0:24:310:24:35

Yeah. Again, I was hoping it would be more current.

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I had two answers - one of them was taken by Drew.

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I'm going to go with Angela Lansbury.

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Angela Lansbury, says Beth. Here's your red line, lovely and high.

0:24:470:24:52

Get below that the red line and you're into the next round.

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How many people said Angela Lansbury?

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It's right and through you go. Very well done indeed. Good answer.

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39, it scores.

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Exactly the same as Leanne's score on the first pass,

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taking your total up to 78.

0:25:070:25:09

Well done, Beth. Of course, she plays Jessica Fletcher.

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264 episode of Murder She Wrote.

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264!

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I love them when they repeat them, though.

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Sometimes they have them on at the weekend or in the mornings.

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You turn it on and you can't turn it off. That or Colombo.

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Brilliant.

0:25:250:25:26

Now, Mitch, you have a target.

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It is 29. 29 or less, Mitch.

0:25:280:25:32

The only one I was certain of was Dick Van Dyke and that's gone.

0:25:320:25:37

So it's going to have to be well in the realms of guessing now.

0:25:370:25:40

I'm going to guess Tom Selleck.

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-Tom Selleck?

-Yep.

-With a shrug.

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A complete shot in the dark. OK, there we are. There's your red line.

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If you get below that with Tom Selleck, you're into the next round.

0:25:520:25:55

Let's see how many people said Tom Selleck.

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It's right!

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Is it going to go below the red line?

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It's not, I'm afraid. 43.

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143 is your total.

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Still, you deftly avoided scoring 100 there.

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Yeah, absolutely.

0:26:140:26:15

It's those shots in the dark...

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It's obviously in your head, you obviously knew it somewhere.

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Now, lots of pointless answers here. Let's take a look at a few of them.

0:26:200:26:23

I know some people would have got this first one

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cos Starsky & Hutch, who plays the Captain? Bernie Hamilton.

0:26:250:26:28

Very well done if you said that.

0:26:280:26:29

David Berman plays Super Dave on CSI.

0:26:290:26:32

Delores Hall plays Delores on Diagnosis Murder.

0:26:320:26:35

A couple of Magnum PIs now.

0:26:350:26:37

You could have had...

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Louise Lombard is CSI.

0:26:400:26:42

Murder She Wrote - Michael Horton. Shane Van Dyke...

0:26:420:26:44

One of the many Van Dykes who were in Diagnosis Murder.

0:26:440:26:47

Barry Van Dyke also was in it, would have scored you five points.

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Tanya Roberts from Charlie's Angels.

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I'll take you through some of the big scorers.

0:26:520:26:54

We had the biggest scorer for Charlie's Angels,

0:26:540:26:56

that was Farrah Fawcett. Kate Jackson would have scored you 12,

0:26:560:26:59

Cheryl Ladd 10 and Jaclyn Smith 7.

0:26:590:27:00

Crimes Scene Investigation's William Petersen

0:27:000:27:02

would have scored you eight.

0:27:020:27:03

Ted Danson would have scored you five.

0:27:030:27:06

Let's take a look at Diagnosis Murder.

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In fact, Dick Van Dyke and Barry Van Dyke were the highest scorers there.

0:27:080:27:11

In Magnum PI, there was only one scorer and that was Tom Selleck.

0:27:110:27:14

So everybody else was a pointless answer.

0:27:140:27:16

Murder She Wrote, apart from Angela Lansbury,

0:27:160:27:18

you could have had Tom Bosley, who would have scored you four.

0:27:180:27:21

Starsky & Hutch...

0:27:210:27:23

42 for David Soul.

0:27:230:27:25

13 for Paul Michael Glaser.

0:27:250:27:26

Huggy Bear, of course, Antonio Fargas,

0:27:260:27:28

would have scored you for four points.

0:27:280:27:30

Well done if you said that.

0:27:300:27:32

Thanks very much indeed, Richard.

0:27:320:27:33

At the end of our second round, I'm afraid the pair we're sending home

0:27:330:27:36

with a high score of 143 is Mitch and Sandeep.

0:27:360:27:39

It was quite tough. That was quite a tough round, that one.

0:27:390:27:42

You needed to have a pretty firm knowledge of your vintage shows,

0:27:420:27:45

I'd say. Anyway, we will see you again next time, Mitch and Sandeep.

0:27:450:27:48

I look forward to that very much indeed.

0:27:480:27:50

In the meantime, thanks very much playing. Mitch and Sandeep.

0:27:500:27:52

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

0:27:550:27:59

Congratulations, Beth and Lianne, Tim and Drew.

0:28:040:28:06

You're now one step closer to the final and the chance to play

0:28:060:28:09

for that jackpot, which currently stands at £2,000.

0:28:090:28:12

Now, you know what happens from here on in,

0:28:160:28:18

Tim and Drew certainly do, they've been here before.

0:28:180:28:20

You can start playing as teams,

0:28:200:28:21

you can chat before you give your answers.

0:28:210:28:23

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

0:28:230:28:26

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

0:28:260:28:28

Here is your first question, and it is all about...

0:28:330:28:37

People ask for this a lot, it doesn't always come up.

0:28:420:28:45

-They really do.

-But today it has. People Eating Sandwiches.

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We're going to show you five pictures now

0:28:480:28:49

of well-known people eating a sandwich.

0:28:490:28:51

All you need to do is tell us what is in the sandwich, please.

0:28:510:28:55

No, hold on. We need you to tell us who they are, please.

0:28:560:28:59

Who is eating the sandwich?

0:28:590:29:01

OK, let's reveal our sandwich eaters. We've got...

0:29:010:29:03

There we are, five sandwiches being eaten by five people.

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Beth and Lianne, you are our low scorers, so you will go first.

0:29:330:29:35

(D is Kim Cattrall.)

0:29:370:29:39

(C is...Rochelle Humes.)

0:29:390:29:42

(I thought that as soon as I saw it.)

0:29:420:29:45

(Let's just do it.)

0:29:450:29:46

We're going to take a risk for C, Michelle...

0:29:460:29:51

-Rochelle.

-Rochelle Humes.

0:29:510:29:53

Rochelle Humes.

0:29:530:29:56

Rochelle Humes, say Beth and Leanne.

0:29:560:29:59

Now, Tim and Drew, over to you.

0:29:590:30:01

-There's not a lot of talking through the board, really, is there?

-No.

0:30:010:30:04

We only know two.

0:30:040:30:06

-Do you want to go A or B?

-Just go B.

-Go A.

-Or go A.

0:30:060:30:10

-Go on, you say it.

-A, Jerry Springer.

-A, Jerry Springer.

0:30:100:30:13

So we have Rochelle Humes and we have Jerry Springer.

0:30:130:30:16

Beth and Lianne went for Rochelle Humes, C.

0:30:160:30:18

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

0:30:180:30:21

It's right.

0:30:240:30:26

15 for Rochelle.

0:30:300:30:32

There we are. Now, Tim and Drew, that's what you have to beat

0:30:370:30:39

with Jerry Springer, which you have identified as A. Let's see if

0:30:390:30:43

that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people said Jerry Springer.

0:30:430:30:45

It's right.

0:30:480:30:49

58.

0:30:510:30:52

Very well done indeed, Beth and Lianne.

0:30:550:30:57

-After one question, you are up 1-0.

-Yes, good answer. Rochelle Humes.

0:30:570:31:01

-Hard to eat a sandwich, right?

-It's very hard.

0:31:010:31:02

No-one wants to be photographed eating a sandwich.

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-No, never.

-As Rochelle Humes shows.

0:31:050:31:06

Been photographed holding a sandwich.

0:31:060:31:08

Do you know what, she, of all our sandwichees, looks good.

0:31:080:31:12

She looked untroubled by the sandwich.

0:31:120:31:15

She is absolutely on top of that sandwich.

0:31:150:31:16

Let's take a look through the rest of these.

0:31:160:31:19

Ed Miliband would have scored you 84 points.

0:31:190:31:22

D is Kim Cattrall.

0:31:220:31:24

Would have scored 25. That's difficult.

0:31:260:31:28

And that's Mother's Pride she's eating there.

0:31:280:31:30

And even that looks difficult. And then eating a Philly steak sandwich.

0:31:300:31:34

-This is the best answer on the board.

-This is Al Gore.

0:31:340:31:36

Al Gore, would have scored you 10 points.

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Amazingly low score for Al Gore.

0:31:380:31:40

I will say one thing for Rochelle Humes.

0:31:400:31:42

I think it wouldn't have killed her sandwich to have perhaps been

0:31:420:31:45

in the oven a bit longer.

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I think she's made that out of one of those uncooked baguettes.

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She's taken one mouthful there,

0:31:500:31:52

she's looking at the car window to see where she can just chuck it.

0:31:520:31:56

She's looking at the guy in charge of on-set catering.

0:31:580:32:01

Saying, "I think this was an uncooked baguette."

0:32:010:32:04

But she's not doing it in a horrible way because she's very polite.

0:32:040:32:06

She's very nice, Rochelle.

0:32:060:32:08

There we are. Here is your second question.

0:32:080:32:11

Tim and Drew, you get to answer this one first,

0:32:110:32:13

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

0:32:130:32:15

It is all about...

0:32:150:32:18

Jim CAR-rey films.

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Yes, we're going to show you the initials now of five titles

0:32:210:32:24

of Jim CARREY films.

0:32:240:32:25

-Can you tell us the most obscure of these?

-Jim CARREY, that's right.

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I knew that sounded weird. Jim Carrey, forgive me. Jim, forgive me.

0:32:280:32:33

The initials of Jim CARREY'S films and here they are, we've got...

0:32:330:32:36

Tim and Drew, over to you.

0:32:530:32:55

(The Cable Guy's number one.)

0:32:560:32:59

(OK, we'll go with that one.)

0:32:590:33:02

We will take the top one and The Cable Guy.

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The Cable Guy, say Tim Andrew, The Cable Guy.

0:33:050:33:08

Beth and Lianne, it's over to you.

0:33:080:33:10

Talk us through as much of that as you can.

0:33:100:33:12

Well, we think the second one is I Love You Paul something,

0:33:120:33:17

but we can't get the M.

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-Philip.

-Philip... Oh, I know it.

0:33:190:33:21

The second to bottom is Liar, Liar.

0:33:230:33:26

The bottom one is Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind.

0:33:260:33:29

-The third one is Dumb And Dumber.

-The second one, I know,

0:33:290:33:33

is I Love You, Philip Morris.

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So we'll go with that one.

0:33:360:33:37

You're going to go for I Love You, Philip Morris.

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OK, so we have The Cable Guy and I Love You, Philip Morris.

0:33:390:33:42

Tim and Drew said The Cable Guy for TCG,

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let's see how many of our 100 spotted that.

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It's right.

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22.

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22.

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Now, Beth and Lianne have gone for I Love You, Philip Morris.

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Let's see if that's right,

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

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It's right.

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And it wins you the point, look at that. Eight.

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Very well done, Beth and Lianne.

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That means, after only two questions,

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you're straight through to the final, 2-0.

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Very well played, Beth and Lianne, terrific answer.

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-It's quite a weird film, I Love You, Philip Morris.

-I haven't seen it.

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Based on a true story.

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You were right about the other three,

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and you chose the right one, actually,

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with I Love You, Philip Morris.

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Dumb And Dumber would have scored you 41.

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Liar, Liar would have scored 34,

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and Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, down at the bottom there,

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would have scored 11.

0:34:450:34:47

Thanks very much, Richard.

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So, at the end of our head-to-head round, I'm afraid the pair leaving

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us, I'm so sorry, Tim and Drew, twice through to the head-to-head.

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Two very good performances across the show.

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But I'm afraid this is where we have to say goodbye to you,

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finally, but it's been great having you on.

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Thank you so much for playing, Tim and Drew. Great contestants.

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APPLAUSE

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But for Beth and Lianne, it's now time for our Pointless final.

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Many congratulations, Beth, Lianne, you've seen off all the

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competition and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.

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Yay!

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Now is your chance to win our Pointless jackpot,

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and at the end of today's show, the jackpot is standing at £2,000.

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Well, lowest scorers in Round One, lowest scorers in Round Two,

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2-0 in the head-to-head.

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-I mean, that's a winning trajectory, I think.

-Lucky categories.

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Well, maybe.

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If your luck is going to hold, what would you like to see on this board?

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Anything to do with music, films, '90s music.

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OK, best of luck, let's see what's on the board today,

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and hope there's something you like up there.

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Today's selection reads like this.

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I would say that's exactly what you wanted, isn't it?

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I've never heard of the top one. Diamonds could be anything.

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I think we are going to have to go TV.

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It might be actors, let's go for TV.

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Contemporary British TV drama.

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-OK, Rich.

-OK, three brilliant TV dramas now.

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We need you to tell us anybody who's appeared in at least

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two episodes of the first two series of The Fall,

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we're looking for anyone who's appeared at all in the first series

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of Happy Valley, or anyone who's appeared at all in the first

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three series of Last Tango In Halifax, please.

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So, two episodes or more of The Fall,

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or anyone who's appeared in any episodes of Happy Valley

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or the first three series of Last Tango In Halifax.

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That's all according to IMDb.

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-Very best of luck.

-Thanks very much.

0:36:580:37:00

Now, as always, you've got up to one minute to come up with

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three answers, and all you need to win the jackpot is for just one

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of your answers to be pointless.

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-Are you ready?

-I think so.

0:37:060:37:08

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

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There they are, your time starts now.

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-I have no idea.

-I haven't watched any of them.

-Never seen any of them.

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Who plays Neville Longbottom,

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-because I think he's in Last Tango In Paris?

-Oh!

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Last Tango In Halifax.

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We'll keep thinking of that one.

0:37:200:37:22

Cast of The Fall, Gillian Anderson.

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From the X-Files? Gillian Anderson.

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I've never seen Happy Valley. We're going to have to guess.

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Any ex-soap star that would have, like, gone across to it.

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What about James Nesbitt, something like that, somebody who was in...?

0:37:370:37:40

-Happy Valley.

-Yeah.

0:37:400:37:43

-Yeah, maybe.

-And Neville... His name's evading me.

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He was on the radio the other week cos he's also in that one about war.

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Maybe that's what I've seen.

0:37:520:37:54

Oh, perhaps...

0:37:540:37:56

-So we've got James Nesbitt, Gillian Anderson, what's she in?

-The Fall.

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-The Fall.

-10 seconds left.

-Any other British crime...?

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OK, that is your time up, I'm afraid.

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Let's have your three answers, what're you going to go for?

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If you could say which category you're answering for,

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-that'd be great.

-OK, we will go for The Fall, James Nesbitt.

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-James Nesbitt.

-The Fall, Gillian Anderson.

-Gillian Anderson.

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James Nesbitt for Happy Valley cos we can't think of anything else.

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James Nesbitt. Now, of those three,

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which is your best shot at a pointless answer?

0:38:300:38:32

Probably the only one that's right, which is Gillian Anderson,

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which is The Fall.

0:38:350:38:36

I thought we were going to have a James Nesbitt sandwich there.

0:38:360:38:39

We're going to have to put Gillian Anderson last and then James Nesbitt

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and James Nesbitt.

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Which of the James Nesbitts did you want to be least likely?

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Happy Valley.

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So, James Nesbitt in Happy Valley at the top, James Nesbitt in The Fall

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second, and then Gillian Anderson in The Fall third.

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

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then, and here they are.

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We've got James Nesbitt, we've got James Nesbitt,

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and we've got Gillian Anderson.

0:39:010:39:03

Well, very, very best of luck.

0:39:030:39:05

Three answers on the board there, one of them might turn out to

0:39:050:39:09

be pointless, you never know, it just might.

0:39:090:39:11

-Maybe.

-It just might.

0:39:110:39:12

What would you do with your £2,000 if that were to happen?

0:39:120:39:15

It probably won't happen, but I need to redecorate our living room,

0:39:150:39:20

it would pay for a good chunk of that.

0:39:200:39:22

-Lianne.

-I'm getting married in the summer,

0:39:220:39:24

so perhaps put it towards a honeymoon.

0:39:240:39:26

Very good. Well, congratulations.

0:39:260:39:28

Three answers on the board, as I say.

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In the first instance, we were looking for cast members of

0:39:300:39:32

The Fall and you've gone for James Nesbitt.

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Let's see if it's right, let's see if it's pointless.

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If it's both of those things, it will win you £2,000.

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First, though, let's see if it's right. James Nesbitt.

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No. I'm afraid James Nesbitt, an incorrect answer in that case.

0:39:450:39:50

Your next answer was James Nesbitt.

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

0:39:530:39:57

Again, it has to be right,

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then it has to be pointless for you to win that jackpot of £2,000.

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Let's see how many people said James Nesbitt.

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Oh, no, I'm sorry.

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Not James Nesbitt. However, we now move on to more solid ground here.

0:40:080:40:12

Your third and final answer was Gillian Anderson.

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In this case we were looking, again, for cast members of The Fall.

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Let's find out how many people said Gillian Anderson.

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If it's pointless, it will win the £2,000.

0:40:200:40:22

It's right.

0:40:250:40:26

James Nesbitt, your first answer, was incorrect.

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James Nesbitt in Happy Valley, the second answer, was incorrect.

0:40:300:40:34

25.

0:40:370:40:38

25. Well...

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It was right.

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Very hard to pluck names out of thin air.

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But, you know, those were good guesses.

0:40:460:40:48

James Nesbitt would be brilliant casting in either of those.

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I'm afraid you didn't manage to find that all-important pointless

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answer, so I'm afraid you don't win today's jackpot of £2,000,

0:40:540:40:57

that will roll over onto the next show.

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But you have been brilliant across the show, as I said earlier.

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And you get a Pointless trophy to take home, so very, very well done.

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Yes, very well played, Beth and Lianne.

0:41:100:41:12

Now, there was one bit of good news and that is you've genuinely

0:41:120:41:15

got some amazing box sets to be catching up on,

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cos all three of those series are huge hits, and all fantastic.

0:41:170:41:20

People who haven't watched them at home, I would really recommend them.

0:41:200:41:24

Let's start with The Fall.

0:41:240:41:26

Bronagh Waugh and Emmett J Scanlan, both from Hollyoaks as well,

0:41:310:41:33

they were both pointless answers.

0:41:330:41:35

Everybody in that apart from Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan

0:41:350:41:38

and Frank McCusker, everybody else was a pointless answer.

0:41:380:41:41

Well done if you said anybody else.

0:41:410:41:43

Happy Valley, which is an unbelievably good show,

0:41:430:41:46

with Sarah Lancashire in the main role.

0:41:460:41:48

Ramon Tikaram, also from This Life.

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And Steve Pemberton, our old friend, has been on the show,

0:41:520:41:55

from League Of Gentlemen and all sorts of things, Benidorm,

0:41:550:41:58

he was also a pointless answer.

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Everyone pointless in that apart from Sarah Lancashire and

0:41:590:42:03

James Norton, so any other answers would have won you the money.

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Well done if you said something at home.

0:42:050:42:07

Now, Last Tango in Halifax. Four pointless answers.

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Everyone pointless there apart from... There's a few more

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scorers here. Sarah Lancashire again, scored 26.

0:42:160:42:18

Derek Jacobi, 19, Anne Reid, 14.

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Then there's Nicola Walker with nine,

0:42:190:42:22

then one point for Timothy West. Louis Greatorex, Tony Gardner,

0:42:220:42:25

Dean Andrews, Nina Sosanya and Ronni Ancona

0:42:250:42:27

would have all scored you one point.

0:42:270:42:29

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

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And sorry you haven't seen any of those shows, but I envy you

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being able to go away and watch them...if it's not too painful.

0:42:330:42:39

Thanks very much, Richard. Well, unfortunately we have to

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say goodbye to you, Beth and Lianne,

0:42:420:42:43

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

0:42:430:42:45

Thank you so much for playing. Beth and Lianne. Wonderful.

0:42:450:42:48

Well, very sadly, Beth and Lianne didn't win our jackpot today, which

0:42:510:42:54

means it rolls over to the next show when we'll be playing for £3,000.

0:42:540:42:57

Join us then to see if someone can win it.

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-Meanwhile, it's goodbye from Richard.

-Goodbye.

0:42:590:43:02

And it's goodbye from me. Goodbye.

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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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