Episode 23 Pointless


Episode 23

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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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Thank you very much indeed.

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Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong,

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and a very warm welcome to Pointless,

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the show where obvious answers mean nothing

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and obscure answers mean everything.

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Let's meet today's players.

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APPLAUSE

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And couple number one.

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Hi, I'm Jonny, this is my friend Matt,

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and although I live in Liverpool,

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-we're originally from Washington, Tyne and Wear.

-Couple number two.

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I'm Sandy, this is my wife, Lauren, and we're from London.

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Couple number three.

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My name is Giovanna, this is my sister, Francesca,

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-and we're from North Wales.

-And finally couple number four.

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Hi, my name is Alethea, this is my brother, Ansel,

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and we're from London.

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And these are today's contestants.

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APPLAUSE

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Thanks very much, all of you.

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A warm welcome to Pointless. Great to have you here.

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We'll chat to each of you throughout the show as it goes along.

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

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Same shirt, different date, it's my Pointless friend,

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it's Richard.

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-APPLAUSE

-Hiya.

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Hi, everybody.

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-Good afternoon to you. How are you?

-I'm very well.

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It's going to be a lovely show, I think, today.

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We've got two returning pairs.

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We've got Alethea and Ansel on that final podium,

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who got knocked out in Round One, but rather harshly, I thought.

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And then in Round Two,

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Matt and Jonny joined the 200 Club.

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-Yeah.

-But in quite a cool way...

-Oh, they did.

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..with the Arctic Monkeys and the Beastie Boys.

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-So it's quite a nice way of joining the 200 Club.

-Yeah.

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Welcome to our two new pairs.

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-I think they all look quite fun, don't they?

-I think so.

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And Round One is a cracker, I think.

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Round One is one of those ones that you'll look at it

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and you'll think, "Oh, man,"

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but lots of stuff you can work out on Round One,

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especially if you're at home.

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And we get to hear you doing one of your foreign accents,

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-which I always enjoy.

-Oh!

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-Always my favourite thing.

-Yeah.

-Thank you very much, Richard.

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So Maria and Jeannette didn't win the jackpot last time,

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so we add another £1,000 to that.

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So, today's jackpot starts off 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, this is all you have to remember -

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the pair with the highest score

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at the end of each round will be eliminated.

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So do everything you can to make sure you're not that pair,

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is the point.

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Best of luck to all four pairs.

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Our first category this afternoon is...

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It's Books.

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

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

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

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OK, and the question concerns The French Titles Of British Novels.

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French Titles Of British Novels. Richard.

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On each board, we're going to show you

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seven French titles of British novels

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alongside their authors, as well.

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You just need to tell us the British name of the novel, please.

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So 14 in all to have a go at at home.

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14 in all for Xander to pronounce.

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Excellent. Thank you very much indeed.

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So, we're looking for the British names of these novels.

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The names of these novels in English.

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I'll read those all again.

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-APPLAUSE There you are.

-Oh, lovely.

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-Ah, thank you very much.

-Beautiful.

-Oh.

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-We've got seven more of those to come, as well.

-Oh.

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LAUGHTER How exciting is that?

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I'll just say I could watch a whole show of this, if I'm honest.

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There you go. But what does it mean, Matt? What does it all mean?

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Welcome back to the show. Yeah, unlucky exit last time.

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Yeah, I thought Beastie Boys was a sure-fire.

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-I was quietly confident.

-HE LAUGHS

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That was really tough.

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So, Matt, tell us about yourself. Remind us what you do.

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I'm a Masters student of mechanical engineering

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at Northumbria University.

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-Do you know what you're going to do when you finish?

-Um...

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I'm hoping to get into some sort of consultancy work,

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but I've applied for a few different things

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and we'll see what happens.

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Will you remain up in the north-east, do you think?

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I'd try and stay reasonably north,

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but ultimately I wouldn't mind moving to a different city.

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OK. Now, Matt, these French titles for...

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British books.

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I was hoping to recognise the authors,

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rather than the actual titles.

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I think I know a few of them, though.

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I'm not going to try and rival your French accent,

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and I'll go for the Emily Bronte one,

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which I think might be Wuthering Heights.

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Wuthering Heights, says Matt.

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Let's see if that's right for Les Hauts De Hurle-Vent.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people went for Wuthering Heights.

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Oh, well done, Matt. Look at that, down it goes.

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14. APPLAUSE

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A great start to the show, Matt.

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14 for Wuthering Heights.

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Well played, Matt. Nice start, yes.

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It's her only novel, so they could have called it anything....

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-ALEXANDER LAUGHS

-..and we could have got it.

-True.

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-Oui?

-Oui.

-On y va.

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Ah, on y va. Allez.

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Sandy, welcome to the show.

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Great to have you here from London.

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-Yeah, from London.

-And what do you do, Sandy?

-I'm an actor.

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What sort of acting do you do?

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Mostly musical theatre.

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So I've been in musical theatre for the last 12 years.

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-That's fun, isn't it?

-Yeah, it can be fun. Hard work, but fun.

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Yeah, incredibly hard - eight shows a week.

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Eight shows a week, a lot of singing, a lot of dancing, acting.

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You've got to be...

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-I suppose you're kept fit just by the work you do.

-Yeah.

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So, what was the last musical you were in?

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I've just finished playing Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys.

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-Oh, fantastic.

-Wow.

-Very recently.

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Oh, enormous fun.

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Presumably you must...

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-I guess you work with all the same people again and again.

-Yes.

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Some of the West End cast, sort of, go around

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-and come round, don't they?

-Yes.

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But something like Jersey Boys must have been enormous fun,

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to do all that close harmonies.

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A huge worldwide success, so it was really good to be part of it.

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Yeah. Fabulous. So, Sandy...

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our French versions of British novels.

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So, my French is pretty much non-existent,

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but I've got a rough idea of one.

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I'm going to say Muriel Spark, 1961, is The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie.

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The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie, says Sandy.

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Let's see if that's right.

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

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It's right.

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Well, 14 is our only score so far.

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You're getting 24 for that, Sandy.

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APPLAUSE Seems pretty good.

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Another good answer, Sandy. Very well played.

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I kind of prefer the French title - that's rather lovely, isn't it?

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-Mm.

-Les Belles Annees De Mademoiselle Brodie.

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-I like the "Les Belles Annees".

-Oui.

-Better than "prime".

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-Sort of the golden years, isn't it, in French?

-Yeah.

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-It's a wonderful novel, a beautiful novel.

-Yeah.

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-Thank you. Thank you.

-Mais non.

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-Non, non, non.

-Pas du tout.

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-De rien.

-Eh.

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Je vous en prie.

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-Now then, Francesca, welcome.

-Hello.

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-Hi.

-Great to have you here. From Wrexham?

-Yes.

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And what do you do, Francesca?

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I graduated from university in July,

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so currently I'm not really doing anything.

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-Where were you at university?

-Bangor.

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-And what did you study?

-Modern languages.

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-Which?

-Yeah.

-LAUGHTER

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-Which languages?

-French, Italian and Spanish.

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There we go. I'm going to take a wild punt here.

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I'm thinking you're part-Italian.

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-Yes.

-There we are.

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So, your Italian is extremely good, presumably.

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Yeah, it's OK.

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How is that French, then?

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-My French is good.

-OK.

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My knowledge of books...

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Ah. Oh, that's a shame.

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What did you make of Xander's pronunciations?

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It was...tres bien.

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Oh, merci.

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-What does that mean?

-I have no idea.

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LAUGHTER

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Um, very good. Now, so, Francesca...

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Yeah.

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..which of these...?

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Which of these would you like to go for?

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Um...

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I'm going to have a go at Jeanette Winterson

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and Oranges Are Not The Only Fruits.

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Oranges Are Not The Only Fruits.

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

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

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SHE EXHALES

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37. APPLAUSE

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37 for Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit.

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Yes, Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit rather than "fruits,"

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but it's so on the edge, and the French translation is "fruits,"

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so the voices in my head told me to allow it.

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There we are. Now, Ansel, welcome back.

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Remind us what you do, Ansel.

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So, I'm a clinical physiologist

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at Great Ormond Street Hospital for children.

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That is right. And what are your interests?

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So, I'm really a big sport fan.

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I love playing sport - football, cricket,

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cycling, I've really got into recently.

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And I did the London... London Sportive,

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which was a 100-mile road race.

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And also quite like just going out to see comedians, as well.

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Do you have a favourite comedian?

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My favourite comedian is Michael McIntyre.

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I was quite lucky last year to go to see him live,

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and, yeah, I've gone to see a couple of his TV shows, as well.

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Were you within a mile of the stage?

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He tends to do big gigs.

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I was actually less than a mile, so that's a pretty good seat.

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-Yeah, where were you?

-I was in the second row.

-No...

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Oh, really? That is good, but where was the venue, I mean.

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-Oh, sorry, I was at the O2.

-Right.

-Yeah.

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-I mean, that is colossal, isn't it?

-Yeah.

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There we are, second row, not bad.

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Now, Ansel, this board is all yours.

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Do you feel like going through it and answering as many as possible?

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English is probably my worst subject,

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so I've, kind of, tried to work out every title,

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and the three titles I worked out have all been given.

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-Right.

-So, I'm going to, kind of, have a guess at the second one

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and go Animal Farm.

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-La Ferme Des Animaux.

-Yes.

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Hmm, let's find out. Animal Farm.

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It is Animal Farm.

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62, though. APPLAUSE

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-Mind you, not bad.

-Not that good.

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A lot better than 100.

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62 for Animal Farm.

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Let's clear up this board, shall we?

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Adieu A Berlin?

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Farewell to Berlin, isn't it?

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-Goodbye To Berlin.

-Oh, it's Goodbye To Berlin.

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-Yes, that's what Cabaret was based on...

-Of course.

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..the novel Goodbye To Berlin.

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And that would have scored 24.

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Uh, Sourires De Loup.

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-White Teeth.

-White Teeth, the Zadie Smith book.

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And Expiation.

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I'm going to guess Atonement.

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-And you would guess correctly.

-Oh, good.

-Well done.

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8 points for that. So White Teeth is the best answer there.

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Thank you very much, Richard.

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

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14, Matt. Look at that, best score of the pass.

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Very well done indeed.

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24, where we find Sandy and Lauren.

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37, Francesca and Giovanna.

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And up to 62 where we find Ansel and Alethea.

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So, Alethea,

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you are actually quite far ahead.

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It's quite a big score you got there for Animal Farm,

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so we need a nice low score from you. How's your French?

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-Not very good.

-SHE LAUGHS

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Good luck with that, then.

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

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Can the second players please step up to the podium?

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OK, let's put seven more book titles in French up on the board.

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And here they are. We have...

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I'm going to read all of those again.

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There we go. Now, Alethea, welcome back.

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Remind us what you do, Alethea.

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I work as a project controls engineer for a consultancy firm.

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That's right. And what do you get up to when you're not working?

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Um, I like to play sport, I like to play golf,

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do pilates, dance,

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I like to do charity events, as well, once a year.

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Very good.

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Well, you're on 62, Alethea,

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you have to score as little as you possibly can

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to keep in the game here.

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And that board doesn't help me.

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It was Round One last time we said goodbye to you,

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it can't be Round One again.

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Yeah. Erm...

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The only book I can see that I know is a correct answer,

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and I hope it's the correct answer, is the first one.

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Jane Austen, Pride And Prejudice.

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-Pride And Prejudice for Jane Austen.

-Yeah.

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

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Let's see how many people said Pride And Prejudice.

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It's right.

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44. APPLAUSE

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Taking your total up to 106.

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Yeah, it's originally titled First Impressions.

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That was the first title for it.

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And she never put her name on her novels.

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The title page of that book simply said,

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"By the author of Sense And Sensibility." Hmm.

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On the front of Sense And Sensibility,

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-it said nothing. Not a word.

-Yeah.

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It said, "By the author of a book you won't have heard of yet,

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"called Pride And Prejudice."

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HE LAUGHS Thanks, Richard.

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-Now, Giovanna.

-Hello.

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Now, what do you do, Giovanna?

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I'm a final-year student at John Moores University in Liverpool.

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-How's that going?

-It's going OK.

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And are you a linguist, as well?

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-Unfortunately not, no.

-Ah.

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-So this board is a bit rubbish for me.

-What do you do?

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I study a course on information systems.

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So, IT, computing, things like that.

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Right, I see.

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So, you're limbering up, getting ready to leave.

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-To leave, yeah.

-And what awaits you in the big, wide world?

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Not too sure yet.

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I'm looking for a job now,

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so hopefully we'll find out in the next few weeks.

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Well, very, very best of luck with that. You're on 37 at the moment.

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-If you can score 68 or less...

-Mm-hm.

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..you are through to the next round.

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So, that shouldn't, I hope, be too difficult to do.

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I'm not a book person, unfortunately.

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So, I'm going to be the worst Pointless contestant

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and just completely guess.

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The Graham Greene one...

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SHE LAUGHS

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The...

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The Happy American.

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-You're going to go for The Happy American?

-Yeah.

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-Uh, best kind of American, in my experience.

-Always happy.

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Here is your red line.

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If you can get below that red line, you are through to the next round,

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but it has to be right. The Happy American?

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-No.

-That's a surprise.

-Bad luck, Giovanna.

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I'm afraid that's an incorrect answer

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and scores you 100 points,

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which takes your total up to 137.

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Sorry, Giovanna.

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It would be a very different book, it would be a rather lovely book.

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-Yes.

-Wouldn't it?

-Yeah.

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Thank you, Richard.

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Now then, Lauren.

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-Hello.

-Welcome to the show.

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What do you do, Lauren?

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I work for a West End theatre company.

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Just a wild stab in the dark - is that how you and Sandy met?

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-Yes, it is. Yes, yes.

-Aw, how nice.

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So, what do you do in the company?

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Mainly I'm in the box office, so it's ticket sales.

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-I see. So, you, kind of, work for the theatres then?

-Mm-hm.

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Are you always in the same theatre or do you...?

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No, no, my company owns a few, so I travel round.

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So one week you might be in one place,

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one week you go elsewhere?

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-Day-to-day.

-Oh, really.

-Yes.

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So, presumably, you must get to see everything.

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I do get to see a lot, yes. I'm very lucky.

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-Very nice. Is it just exciting to be in the West End?

-It is, yes.

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Always fun.

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Now, there you are, 24.

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Good news, Lauren, you are through to the next round.

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-It doesn't matter what you score.

-Phew.

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-Good.

-Takes the pressure off.

-Mm-hm.

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I bet you've got a good answer, though.

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This is a really tough board,

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but there is one author that I recognise.

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I'm pretty sure I read this a couple of months ago,

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so my answer is going to be for Kazuo Ishiguro,

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The Remains Of The Day.

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OK, The Remains Of The Day, Les Vestiges Du Jour.

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Let's see if that's right.

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

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Let's see how many people said The Remains Of The Day.

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It's absolutely right.

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14 is our lowest score of the round so far.

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And you then... Oh, 15. APPLAUSE

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Second lowest score of the round.

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So very well done.

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39 is your total.

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Well played, Lauren.

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It won the Booker Prize in 1989,

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made into a film with Emma Thompson and Sir Anthony Hopkins,

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nominated for eight Oscars, I think,

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Remains Of The Day.

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Thank you very much, Richard. Now then, Jonny.

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Great news for you, as well. You are also through to the next round.

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Remind us what you do, Jonny.

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I'm a civil servant.

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-A civil servant based in Liverpool.

-Yes.

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-But obviously, originally, as we gathered, from the north-east.

-Yeah.

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-How long have you been in Liverpool?

-It's been about six months.

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Now, how have you found it, Liverpool?

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-Really enjoying it, as a city.

-Yeah.

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Yeah, it's a really nice place to live.

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Liverpool and Newcastle have quite a lot in common, I'd say.

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-They do, yeah.

-Very warm.

-Yeah, very nice places.

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-I mean, not the climate, but just the people.

-People, yeah.

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-Very nice people, yeah.

-And what do you like getting up to?

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Have you found interesting things to do in Liverpool?

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In Liverpool, yeah -

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play sports with people I work with as often as I can.

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I'm a big Sunderland fan,

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I try and get to as many games as I can there,

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and apart from that,

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I like to go see movies whenever I can, as well, yeah.

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Very good. Now, Jonny, this board of French translations

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of British novels.

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Yeah, incredibly grateful to Matt

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for getting a nice low score in the first round

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because in terms of literature, I know nothing.

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I don't even think I could try and translate any of them,

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but I will go for the Charles Dickens novel

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and say Hard Times.

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Hard Times, says Jonny. No red line, you're already through.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people went for Hard Times.

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Absolutely right.

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29. Not bad. Taking your total up to 43.

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APPLAUSE

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Well done, Jonny. Dickens' shortest novel by some way.

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The only one to have no scenes at all set in London.

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Now, I bet you could probably fill in this board.

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-I think I can do all of those.

-Martin Amis?

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-The Rachel Papers.

-The Rachel papers.

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4 points for that. L'Ile Au Tresor?

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-Treasure Island.

-Treasure Island, yes.

-Yeah.

-Of course it is.

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35 for that.

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-Now, it's not The Happy American.

-The Quiet.

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The Quiet American, by Graham Greene, 16 points.

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And Sa Majeste Des Mouches?

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-Lord Of The Flies.

-Lord Of The Flies.

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And that would have scored 17.

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So the best answer on the board is The Rachel Papers.

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-Well done if you said that.

-Thanks very much, Richard.

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We are at the end of our first round,

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and I'm afraid the pair we have to send home

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with our high score of 137 is Giovanna and Francesca.

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Very good low score on Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit

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in the first pass there,

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but Giovanna, that was tough, wasn't it?

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-It was very tough.

-Yeah. The Happy American.

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But, listen, we'll see you again next time.

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We'll look forward to that very much, but in the meantime,

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thanks very much for playing, Giovanna and Francesca.

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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, there we are, three pairs remain.

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Obviously, at the end of this round,

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we'll have to say goodbye to another pair.

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Sandy and Lauren, well done to you.

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Our new pair, our only new pair, from here on in,

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and with the lowest combined score from that first round.

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Best of luck to all three pairs.

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Our category for Round Two this afternoon is...

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Sports Awards.

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

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

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as they could.

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People On The Shortlist For The 2015 BBC Sports Personality Of The Year.

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Richard?

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Yes, simply looking for any of the 12 people

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who were on that shortlist, please,

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shortlisted for the 2015 BBC Sports Personality Of The Year.

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Thank you very much indeed. So, there we are.

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Matt, I'm guessing this falls quite well for you, doesn't it?

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I didn't actually watch the ceremony,

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but I think I can maybe do reasonably well.

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I'm going to play it reasonably safe,

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cos I think Jonny might be pretty strong at this,

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and say Jessica Ennis.

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Jessica Ennis, says Matt.

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Jessica Ennis, let's see if that's right.

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

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It's right.

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APPLAUSE 30.

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30 for Jessica Ennis.

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Yeah, Jessica Ennis-Hill, she came third

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in the Sports Personality Of The Year.

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Thanks, Richard.

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Now, Lauren.

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Oh, Lauren. Yes, you didn't look happy, I have to say.

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-No.

-You didn't look...

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-You're not looking any happier now either.

-No.

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Um, this is going to be a complete stab in the dark, is it?

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Totally just not even a clue.

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Sport not on in the box office?

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-Never.

-No.

-No.

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Neither of us watch sport either, so it is doubly bad for me.

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SHE LAUGHS Right.

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Um, but I'm just going to take a guess

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and say Lewis Hamilton.

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Lewis Hamilton, says Lauren.

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

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It's absolutely right.

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30 is our only score so far, and you...

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score 32. APPLAUSE

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Very nicely done.

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A little bit of pressure on Sandy

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for the next pass, obviously, but very well done there, Lauren.

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Yes, very impressive.

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Damage limitation, we call that in a round you know nothing about.

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That's very good work.

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Very good. Now then, Ansel.

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What would you like to go for?

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So, I'm not sure whether I should go for a safe option,

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or should I try and go for a bit more risky one?

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-I'd go bit more risky.

-I'm thinking the risky, yeah.

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-I think so.

-Think so.

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You're only up here once, so...

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-Well, twice, literally.

-Well, yeah.

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-We've been here twice...

-LAUGHTER DROWNS SPEECH

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..so, you know...

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I'm going to go with Chris Froome.

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Chris Froome, says Ansel.

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Chris Froome, let's see if it's right.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people went for Chris Froome.

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Oh, well done, Ansel. Good answer.

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32 is our highest score, 30 our lowest score,

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you passed both of those comfortably.

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Down to 8 for Chris Froome.

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APPLAUSE

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There we are. Well, that paid off very well.

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Well played, Ansel. That's great work.

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Yeah, the first Briton to win the Tour de France twice, Chris Froome.

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-Had such a miserable time doing it, poor thing.

-Chris Froome?

-Yeah.

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Well, it's difficult. It's difficult to win the Tour de France,

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-which is why so few people win it.

-Well, this is true.

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-Anyway...

-Poor Chris Froome, he's all right.

-He's all right.

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-Won the Tour de France twice.

-Yeah.

-Only Briton to ever do it.

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-What are they going to do? Exactly.

-Yeah.

-Yeah. Thank you, Richard.

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Now, we're halfway through the round,

0:22:290:22:30

so let's take a look at those scores so far.

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Ansel, very well done indeed.

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Yes, Alethea, if you can keep that up,

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you will be assured of a place in the head-to-head.

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Then we travel up to 30, where we find a Matt and Jonny.

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And up to 32, very close indeed, Lauren and Sandy.

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But Sandy, you're ahead, so we need a nice low-scoring answer from you.

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Very good luck with that.

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

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Can the second players please step up to the podium?

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OK. Alethea, remember we're looking for any of the 12 people

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shortlisted for the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year 2015.

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OK. Um...

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The only one I hope is the correct answer,

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Andy Murray.

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Andy Murray, says Alethea.

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Andy Murray. Here is your red line - it's quite low.

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You have to get below that to be sure of a place in the head-to-head.

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Let's see if Andy Murray will do it for you.

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It's right.

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63. APPLAUSE

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63, taking your total up to 71.

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You might have done it.

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Yeah, he won it, of course, Andy Murray,

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Sports Personality Of The Year.

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Thanks very much, Richard.

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Now, Sandy, you're on 32.

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We have a target for you.

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-38, 38 or less.

-Yeah.

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Um, this isn't that good for me either.

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Andy Murray was my only other answer,

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so I'm going to have to go risky anyway, I think.

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I'm going to stick with tennis and I'm going to say Laura Robson.

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Laura Robson, says Sandy. Laura Robson. Well, let's find out.

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Here is your red line.

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If you get below that with Laura Robson,

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you are into the head-to-head.

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How many of our 100 people said Laura Robson? Is it right?

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No.

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Bad luck, Sandy.

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I'm afraid that scores you 100 points,

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takes your total up to 132.

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Yeah, sorry, Sandy.

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A good obscure answer to know

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for someone who doesn't know about sport,

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but too obscure in this instance.

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-Thanks, Richard. Now, Jonny.

-Yes.

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Good news, you're through.

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-Again, yes. Yeah, good news.

-You are through again.

-Yeah.

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You'll be in the head-to-head.

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What would you like to go for?

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Yes, I was going to say Tyson Fury,

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but I think I've changed my mind,

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and I'm going to say Victoria Pendleton.

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Victoria Pendleton.

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No red line - you're already through.

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

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No.

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An incorrect answer scores you 100 points,

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takes your score up to 130,

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but you're through.

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Yeah, not Victoria Pendleton.

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Tyson Fury would have scored you 37 points,

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would've been a perfectly good answer.

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I'll take you through all of the answers here.

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Some very good low scorers. There's no pointless answers at all.

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The first British man to win gold at a world gymnastics championships,

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Max Whitlock, was 1 point. A very good answer if you got that.

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Lucy Bronze, the footballer, she would have scored you 2 points.

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2 points, also, for Adam Peaty, the swimmer.

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3 points for Kevin Sinfield from rugby league, who came second.

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4 points for Lizzie Armitstead.

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8 for Greg Rutherford.

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You'd have got 15 for Mo Farah.

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And every other answer we've had.

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Thanks very much, Richard.

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So, we are at the end of our second round.

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And this time it is Sandy and Lauren we say goodbye to

0:25:290:25:32

with our highest score of 132.

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Well, you did pretty well

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considering it's not your specialist suit, you might say.

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But we'll see you again next time,

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and I'm sure you'll do much better then.

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We'll look forward to that very much,

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but in the meantime, thanks so much, Sandy and Lauren.

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APPLAUSE

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But for Alethea and Ansel, Matt and Jonny,

0:25:480:25:50

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

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Congratulations, Matt and Jonny, Alethea and Ansel.

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You're now one step closer to the final and

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a chance to play for our jackpot, which currently stands at £2,000.

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There we are.

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So now you go head-to-head. You play as teams.

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You can confer before you give your answers.

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

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We have had some very good answers and some slightly dodgy

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answers from each pair.

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But now you get to play together. You pool your resources.

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I think you should be very evenly matched.

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So best of luck to both pairs, and let's play the head-to-head.

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

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Robert Redford Films, Richard.

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We'll show you five pictures now from Robert Redford films.

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-Just need you to identify the films, please.

-OK, thanks very much.

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Let's reveal our five stills from Robert Redford films.

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And here they come. We've got...

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There we are.

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Five Robert Redford films.

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Now, Matt and Jonny, you've been our low scorers,

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so you will go first.

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-This hasn't worked out very well for us, to be honest.

-Not at all!

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We don't know any of them.

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We think the guy in D looks pretty cool,

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so we're going to have a guess at that

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-and say Great Gatsby.

-Great Gatsby, say Matt and Jonny.

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Now, Alethea and Ansel,

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talk us through those films and supply as many names as you can.

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We'd like to, but we have no clue either!

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But we do know what A is, well, we think we do.

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And so we're going to go with that one, which is Horse Whisperer.

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OK, The Horse Whisperer.

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So we have The Great Gatsby and we have The Horse Whisperer.

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-Now, Matt and Jonny, was that a complete punt?

-Yeah.

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Let's find out. D, The Great Gatsby.

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It's absolutely right. It is The Great Gatsby.

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19.

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19 for The Great Gatsby.

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Now, Alethea and Ansel, also taking a bit of a punt, but going by

0:28:230:28:28

the clues in the picture, you're saying A, The Horse Whisperer.

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Let's see if that's right.

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Let's see how many of our hundred people said it.

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It is right.

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38.

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Very well done.

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Matt and Jonny, after one question, you are up 1-0.

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Often when people say something is a punt, it's not,

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-but I think that genuinely was a punt.

-Absolutely!

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Very, very impressive.

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I had to say, if you haven't seen any of these films, you've got a real treat ahead of you.

0:28:570:29:00

It's the way he's holding the glass. I was thinking of DiCaprio.

0:29:000:29:04

There are some cracking films here, although The Horse Whisperer I would take issue with.

0:29:040:29:07

I went to see that. I thought, "This is going to be amazing -

0:29:070:29:10

-"it's about a horse who whispers."

-LAUGHTER

0:29:100:29:13

And... You know who does the whispering?

0:29:130:29:15

The guy, the Robert Redford character, is doing the whispering.

0:29:150:29:18

So it's The Person Whisperer, which is not impressive at all.

0:29:180:29:21

You're not going to make a film out of someone who whispers.

0:29:210:29:24

You might as well make a film about Ted Lowe, the snooker commentator.

0:29:240:29:28

-You know? Now...B is...

-I think that's Indecent Proposal.

0:29:280:29:33

That is Indecent Proposal, yeah.

0:29:330:29:36

That would have scored you 8 points.

0:29:360:29:39

-Let's have a look at C.

-Oh, one of my favourite films ever.

-Which is?

0:29:390:29:43

-The Sting.

-The Sting, exactly right. 11 points.

0:29:430:29:46

It's about the early days when he was in The Police,

0:29:460:29:49

essentially, before he went solo.

0:29:490:29:52

That's him with the rest of the band before he married Trudie Styler

0:29:520:29:56

and all that stuff. Terrific.

0:29:560:29:58

-That was his styler before Trudy, the guy there.

-Yeah!

0:29:580:30:03

He does look a bit like Sting in that one. A little bit. The haircut.

0:30:030:30:06

-Yeah.

-And the final one on the board - this is a wonderful film.

0:30:060:30:11

Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid.

0:30:110:30:13

Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid, yeah. 25 points for that.

0:30:130:30:16

If you haven't seen those films you've got a treat in store. The Sting is a wonderful film,

0:30:160:30:20

Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid is a wonderful film.

0:30:200:30:22

-Fantastic.

-Indecent Proposal?

-Yeah...it's OK.

0:30:220:30:25

-Yeah. Of its time.

-Of its time.

-I would say.

0:30:250:30:28

There we are.

0:30:280:30:29

So here comes your second question. Alethea and Ansel, you

0:30:290:30:32

get to answer this first, but you have to win it to stay in the game.

0:30:320:30:35

Best of luck. Our second question this afternoon is all about...

0:30:350:30:38

US States In Song Titles. Richard.

0:30:380:30:40

We're going to show you the names now of five top-40 hits, all of

0:30:400:30:43

which have an American state in the title, but we've removed the state.

0:30:430:30:46

-Can you fill it back in again, please?

-OK.

0:30:460:30:49

So let's reveal our five song titles without states, and here they are.

0:30:490:30:53

I'll read those all again.

0:31:130:31:14

Alethea and Ansel, you will go first.

0:31:220:31:25

THEY CONFER

0:31:300:31:32

We would like to go for the fourth one, Midnight Train To Georgia.

0:31:320:31:36

Midnight Train To Georgia, says Alethea and Ansel.

0:31:360:31:40

So, Matt and Jonny, the rest of that board is all yours.

0:31:400:31:43

Do you want to go through it and fill in the blanks?

0:31:430:31:46

I'm... We know the second one. I think we know the second one!

0:31:460:31:49

California Gurls. However, that's not what we're going for.

0:31:490:31:52

-We think it might be pretty high scoring, so...

-Yeah.

0:31:520:31:54

We're going to take a bit of a guess at the top one

0:31:540:31:58

and say Deep In The Heart Of Texas.

0:31:580:32:00

Deep In The Heart Of Texas, say Matt and Jonny.

0:32:000:32:02

They're very good at their guesses, Matt and Jonny.

0:32:020:32:04

Another way of saying they've been very bad at coming up with answers they know.

0:32:040:32:07

LAUGHTER

0:32:070:32:09

In the order they were given, Alethea and Ansel,

0:32:090:32:11

you went for Georgia. Let's see if that's right, Midnight Train To Georgia.

0:32:110:32:15

It is Georgia.

0:32:180:32:19

Oh, it's a high score, though - 75.

0:32:190:32:21

75.

0:32:250:32:26

Meanwhile, Matt and Jonny have gone Deep In The Heart Of Texas,

0:32:260:32:29

for Duayne Eddy. Let's see if that's right.

0:32:290:32:31

Let see how many people said it.

0:32:310:32:33

It is right.

0:32:350:32:37

And it wins you a point! Look at that! Down it goes to 51.

0:32:370:32:40

And it means, Matt and Jonny, after only two questions, you are

0:32:420:32:45

straight through to the final 2-0.

0:32:450:32:47

That is pretty good work getting through to the final on

0:32:470:32:49

The Great Gatsby and Texas, neither of which you knew.

0:32:490:32:53

They're so going to walk off with the jackpot -

0:32:530:32:55

you can see it now, can't you?

0:32:550:32:57

-Yeah.

-Now, shall we fill in the rest of these?

0:32:570:33:00

California Gurls - Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg.

0:33:000:33:04

49 points for that.

0:33:040:33:06

Virginia Plain, Roxy music's first UK hit.

0:33:060:33:10

Would have scored 28. Do you know this bottom one?

0:33:100:33:12

-It's the best answer on the board.

-No, I don't.

0:33:120:33:14

-You would guess Alabama, I would think?

-Surely, ZZ Top.

0:33:140:33:18

But it's not. My Head's In Mississippi. Apparently.

0:33:180:33:21

And would have scored you 9 points. That's... Yeah.

0:33:210:33:25

You'd be wet, wouldn't you?

0:33:250:33:27

-Well, you would!

-If your head was in the Mississippi.

-Yeah.

-I mean, come on!

0:33:270:33:31

What I want to know is, which way is he lying?

0:33:310:33:34

I mean, where is his body? I mean...

0:33:340:33:36

LAUGHTER Do you know what I mean?

0:33:360:33:38

Oh, my head's in Mississippi, the rest of my body is in Missouri.

0:33:380:33:41

See, that's not going to end well. Well, it hasn't STARTED well.

0:33:410:33:44

-No, he's just doing it for a photo for his Facebook.

-Oh, I see!

0:33:440:33:47

He's doing a hilarious thing when he's on the state line and his head is in Mississippi.

0:33:470:33:51

Or he is a member of staff at a school and is...

0:33:510:33:55

RICHARD LAUGHS

0:33:550:33:57

You know, and he's just basically saying, "My head's in

0:33:570:33:59

"Mississippi, I, meanwhile have got to take sports day."

0:33:590:34:02

"Ofsted turned up and I don't know what to do.

0:34:020:34:05

"My head is in Mississippi," and Ofsted say, "Not our problem, mate.

0:34:050:34:10

"This is a random inspection."

0:34:100:34:12

And then he's going, "But why are you in America?

0:34:120:34:15

"Ofsted doesn't operate here."

0:34:150:34:17

And they go, "Don't you worry about that,"

0:34:170:34:19

and you're like... That's a bad Ofsted, isn't it?

0:34:190:34:22

-Anyway, that's what My Head's In Mississippi is about.

-There we are.

0:34:220:34:27

Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

0:34:270:34:28

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

0:34:280:34:31

I'm afraid, Alethea and Ansel, it is you.

0:34:310:34:33

Well, you did much, much better this time than you did last time,

0:34:330:34:36

through to the head-to-head, but I'm afraid, yes, you had it

0:34:360:34:39

whipped from under your noses by Matt and Jonny in each case.

0:34:390:34:42

Been great having you on the show. Thanks very much for playing.

0:34:420:34:45

Sorry you didn't get any further. Alethea and Ansel!

0:34:450:34:48

APPLAUSE

0:34:480:34:49

But, for Matt and Jonny, it's now time for our Pointless final.

0:34:490:34:54

Well, congratulations, Matt and Jonny.

0:34:570:35:00

You fought off all the competition

0:35:000:35:02

and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.

0:35:020:35:04

You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot.

0:35:100:35:12

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

0:35:120:35:16

CHEERING

0:35:160:35:18

Well, it's just been a series of fantastically lucky guesses -

0:35:200:35:24

it's been extraordinary. Hard Times in the first round was a guess.

0:35:240:35:29

-Well, educated.

-Well, you know, it was a pretty good guess.

0:35:290:35:34

Then we had... Texas was a guess in the head-to-head.

0:35:340:35:36

We had another one in the head-to-head -

0:35:360:35:38

-The Great Gatsby was a guess.

-Oh, that was a pure guess.

0:35:380:35:40

I mean, also Victoria Pendleton was also a guess,

0:35:400:35:42

but that one didn't pay off quite so well, but it has been...

0:35:420:35:46

You know, it's been brilliant.

0:35:460:35:47

You really don't know a lot of really good stuff.

0:35:470:35:50

LAUGHTER

0:35:500:35:52

What would you like to guess at in this last round?

0:35:520:35:55

What's the ideal subject for you?

0:35:550:35:57

I think we might be better to have a go on the stuff that we don't know.

0:35:570:35:59

Yeah. I was going to say, "Usually we'd say sport",

0:35:590:36:01

but the way today's gone, probably not any more.

0:36:010:36:04

Shall we find out what the board says?

0:36:040:36:06

There'll be four things up there.

0:36:060:36:08

I hope something up there appeals to you.

0:36:080:36:10

Today's selection looks like this...

0:36:100:36:12

Shall we just have a go at Year 2007 and see what happens?

0:36:200:36:23

Should be our era, really, shouldn't it?

0:36:230:36:25

-Why not?

-2007?

-Yeah.

-That's what we're going to go for.

0:36:250:36:29

OK, very best of luck, gents.

0:36:290:36:30

Three very different questions here, very different areas.

0:36:300:36:32

Hopefully one of them suits you.

0:36:320:36:34

We are looking for any of the cast of Cranford,

0:36:340:36:38

which was first shown in 2007.

0:36:380:36:39

Anyone from the first two series of that,

0:36:390:36:41

according to IMDb.

0:36:410:36:43

We are looking for anyone who served in Gordon Brown's first cabinet

0:36:430:36:47

that he convened in June 2007.

0:36:470:36:49

Or we're looking for anyone who featured

0:36:490:36:52

in the Rugby World Cup Final between England and South Africa.

0:36:520:36:54

Anyone who was on the bench or played in that final, please.

0:36:540:36:58

The cast of Cranford, Gordon Brown's first cabinet,

0:36:580:37:00

or Rugby World Cup Final players.

0:37:000:37:02

Best of luck, gents.

0:37:020:37:03

Thanks very much, Richard. As always, you've got up to one minute

0:37:030:37:06

to come up with three answers.

0:37:060:37:08

All you need to win that jackpot

0:37:080:37:09

is for just one of your answers to be pointless.

0:37:090:37:12

-Are you ready?

-Yes.

-Yes.

0:37:120:37:14

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

0:37:140:37:16

Your time starts now.

0:37:160:37:17

Rugby World Cup Final players.

0:37:170:37:19

Straightaway, we're not going to get anybody else.

0:37:190:37:21

Jason Robinson scored the try that wasn't allowed.

0:37:210:37:24

You can have Bryan Habana. What was he called?

0:37:240:37:27

-What was the captain of 2003?

-Martin Corry. Corry?

0:37:270:37:32

Corry?

0:37:320:37:34

-What was the guy... Mike Tindall could be in there.

-Tindall. Er...

0:37:340:37:37

Who else have we got?

0:37:370:37:39

Toby Flood. Toby Flood might have been in there. Mike Catt.

0:37:390:37:42

Mike Catt could be a good one to go for.

0:37:420:37:45

-Shall we say Mike Catt and Toby Flood?

-Er...

-Who else have we got?

0:37:450:37:49

Definitely Flood?

0:37:490:37:50

Yeah, Toby Flood. Bryan Habana.

0:37:500:37:55

I'm struggling to think of South African ones.

0:37:550:37:59

-I could name a random Labour MP...

-Francois Pienaar was long gone.

0:37:590:38:02

-..that could potentially be...

-Yeah, you think so?

0:38:020:38:04

-Well, who is it?

-Emily Thornberry.

0:38:040:38:06

-We may as well have a punt.

-OK, ten seconds left.

0:38:060:38:09

I'd say them two World Cup Final players...

0:38:090:38:12

Yeah, so Mike Catt, Toby Flood and then the MP, yeah?

0:38:120:38:15

Yeah. Yeah, why not?

0:38:150:38:16

OK, sounds like you've arrived at your answers.

0:38:160:38:18

That is your time now up. Let's hear them.

0:38:180:38:20

If you say which category you're answering, that'd be great.

0:38:200:38:23

Right, so we're going to go for two

0:38:230:38:24

from the Rugby World Cup Final players.

0:38:240:38:26

-OK.

-They are going to be Mike Catt and Bryan Habana.

0:38:260:38:31

And Bryan Habana.

0:38:310:38:32

Yeah. The other one is going to be from Gordon Brown's first cabinet.

0:38:320:38:35

-That is...

-Might not be right, but I know the name of

0:38:350:38:38

a random Labour MP is Emily Thornberry, I think.

0:38:380:38:40

-Emily Thornberry.

-I'm going to go for that.

0:38:400:38:42

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

0:38:420:38:45

I'd have to say Emily Thornberry.

0:38:450:38:47

No, that's not going to be right, is it? I'd say Mike Catt.

0:38:470:38:49

Stay down the bottom, stay down the bottom.

0:38:490:38:51

-Mike Catt.

-You want to put Mike Catt last?

0:38:510:38:53

-Mike Catt last.

-Go for Mike Catt.

-OK, Mike Catt goes last.

0:38:530:38:55

-What's least likely to be pointless?

-Emily Thornberry.

0:38:550:38:58

OK, Emily Thornberry first.

0:38:580:38:59

OK, well, let's put them up on the board in that order, then.

0:38:590:39:02

Here they are.

0:39:020:39:04

We've got Emily Thornberry,

0:39:040:39:06

we've got Bryan Habana and we have Mike Catt.

0:39:060:39:09

Well, very, very best of luck. Three good answers on the board, there.

0:39:090:39:12

Let's hope one of those is pointless.

0:39:120:39:14

I mean, wouldn't it be great?

0:39:140:39:15

One of those pointless sends you home with two grand.

0:39:150:39:17

What would you do with two grand? Matt, you first.

0:39:170:39:20

I don't know. Maybe something... A little bit of a treat.

0:39:200:39:23

I'd like to say I'd keep it sensible

0:39:230:39:24

and put it towards a deposit for a flat or something,

0:39:240:39:26

but I might just buy a new guitar or something like that.

0:39:260:39:29

Jonny, how about you?

0:39:290:39:30

Yeah, I'd like to go somewhere in Europe on holiday. Nice.

0:39:300:39:33

Well, very best of luck.

0:39:330:39:34

Three answers, as I say, all of them could win that jackpot for you.

0:39:340:39:38

Let's see if they're all right.

0:39:380:39:39

Let's see if any of them are pointless.

0:39:390:39:41

Emily Thornberry was your first answer.

0:39:410:39:43

In this case, we were looking for members

0:39:430:39:44

of Gordon Brown's first cabinet in 2007.

0:39:440:39:46

If it is pointless, it will win you £2,000.

0:39:460:39:49

How many people said Emily Thornberry? Is it right?

0:39:490:39:53

-Oh, bad luck. Well, it was a punt.

-Yeah.

-It was a punt.

0:39:560:40:00

I'm afraid an incorrect answer, not a pointless answer,

0:40:000:40:02

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

0:40:020:40:06

Your next answer was Bryan Habana.

0:40:060:40:07

Now, if this is correct and it is pointless, it will win you £2,000.

0:40:070:40:12

Let's find out how many of our 100 people said Bryan Habana.

0:40:120:40:15

Is it pointless?

0:40:150:40:17

It's right.

0:40:200:40:22

Well, your first answer was Emily Thornberry,

0:40:220:40:24

which was incorrect,

0:40:240:40:25

but Bryan Habana is absolutely on the money.

0:40:250:40:27

Now we go down through the 20s, through the teens,

0:40:270:40:29

into single figures.

0:40:290:40:30

Bryan Habana now taking us way down. Look at that!

0:40:300:40:33

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Very well done indeed!

0:40:330:40:36

Fantastic. Brilliant. Superb.

0:40:360:40:39

Very well done indeed.

0:40:390:40:42

Oh, congratulations.

0:40:450:40:47

Bryan Habana was a pointless answer,

0:40:470:40:49

which means you go home with that jackpot of £2,000.

0:40:490:40:52

Very well done, Matt and Jonny.

0:40:520:40:54

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:40:540:40:57

I told you, I told you you'd win, gents, didn't I?

0:40:570:41:00

I told you you would.

0:41:000:41:01

The jammiest pair we've ever had in the jackpot round.

0:41:010:41:03

LAUGHTER

0:41:030:41:05

But then you smashed it in the jackpot round. Very well played.

0:41:050:41:07

Mike Catt would have scored you 1 point.

0:41:070:41:10

1 point. Any rugby fan would have won that jackpot.

0:41:100:41:12

So many pointless answers there.

0:41:120:41:14

Toby Flood, Jason Robinson - you mentioned both of them.

0:41:140:41:16

Both of them were pointless answers as well,

0:41:160:41:18

so there's loads and loads of rugby pointless answers out there.

0:41:180:41:21

Actually, if you know Cranford,

0:41:210:41:22

there's some good pointless answers as well, and if you know politics.

0:41:220:41:25

You know, if any of those things interest you at all,

0:41:250:41:27

there are pointless answers to be gained here.

0:41:270:41:29

Let's start with Cranford, some very famous names here.

0:41:290:41:32

Celia Imrie, Lesley Sharp.

0:41:320:41:34

Philip Glenister is a pointless answer.

0:41:340:41:35

Tom Hiddleston was in a couple of episodes of Cranford.

0:41:350:41:39

Everybody apart from Judi Dench, Imelda Staunton, John Bowe,

0:41:390:41:43

Francesca Annis, Finty Williams and Eileen Atkins -

0:41:430:41:45

everybody else who was in that series was a pointless answer.

0:41:450:41:48

Well done if us said any of those.

0:41:480:41:50

Gordon Brown's first cabinet. Some big names here as well...

0:41:500:41:53

The only people who scored anything at all...

0:41:580:42:00

Ed Balls scored points, Ed Miliband, remember him?

0:42:000:42:04

He scored points.

0:42:040:42:05

David Miliband. That's weird - two guys with the same surname.

0:42:050:42:08

Alistair Darling, Jack Straw, Andy Burnham, Harriet Harman,

0:42:080:42:11

Hilary Benn, Jacqui Smith, Hazel Blears.

0:42:110:42:12

They're the only ones who scored points. Everyone else was pointless.

0:42:120:42:15

Rugby World Cup Final players.

0:42:150:42:17

I mean, virtually everybody who played in that game

0:42:170:42:20

was a pointless answer...

0:42:200:42:21

Andrew Sheridan, Andy Gomarsall, Ben Kay.

0:42:240:42:27

Dan Hipkiss, George Chuter, Jason Robinson.

0:42:270:42:30

We know Lewis Moody, Mark Regan, Martin Corry.

0:42:300:42:32

The only ones who scored any points at all were

0:42:320:42:34

Jonny Wilkinson, Lawrence Dallaglio, Nick Easter and Mike Catt.

0:42:340:42:37

Every single other player on both teams was a pointless answer.

0:42:370:42:41

Gents, you rode your luck, but then you came through at the end.

0:42:410:42:43

-Congratulations. Lovely having you on the show.

-Cheers.

0:42:430:42:47

Thanks, Richard.

0:42:470:42:48

Thanks, once again, to our winning players, Matt and Jonny,

0:42:500:42:53

who go away with today's jackpot of £2,000.

0:42:530:42:55

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

0:42:570:43:00

to the test on Pointless.

0:43:000:43:01

-Meanwhile, it's goodbye from Richard.

-Goodbye.

0:43:010:43:03

And it's goodbye from me. Goodbye.

0:43:030:43:05

APPLAUSE

0:43:050:43:09

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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