Episode 24 Pointless


Episode 24

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

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the show that puts obscure knowledge to the test.

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Let's meet today's players.

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And couple number one.

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

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-Couple number two.

-Hi, I'm Iain, this is my friend Mark.

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I'm from Midlothian and he is from Motherwell.

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-Couple number three.

-Hello, I'm Nina and I'm from Cirencester. This is my

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-friend Tom and he's from Solihull.

-And finally, couple number four.

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Hello, I'm Francesca, this is my sister Giovanna

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-and we are from North Wales.

-And these are today's contestants.

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Thanks very much to all of you.

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We'll get to chat to each of you through 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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Throwing a spanner in the works like a marksman plumber,

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

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Hiya. Hi, everybody.

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Good afternoon to you.

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-And to you.

-Now, an unusual show last time.

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We had Johnny and Matt and no-one has ever fluked their way to a final

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like Johnny and Matt fluked their way to the final.

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The fluked their way through round two...

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-They guessed!

-..when Sandy and Lauren got knocked out.

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Then in the head-to-head, they guessed both of their answers,

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genuine guesses for both of their answers,

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and won both of those questions,

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got through to the final and then in the final,

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they didn't guess at all and they won the jackpot.

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Goes to show, you make your own luck in this world, doesn't it?

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Two returning pairs. Lauren and Sandy are back with us.

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Giovanna and Francesca on the final podium got knocked out in round one.

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Words round first up.

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-You'll like that, won't you?

-Mm.

-Mm.

-Mm-mm-mm.

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Thank you Richard. Now, Matt and Johnny, as you gathered,

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won the jackpot last time, so today's jackpot starts off

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back at £1,000. There it is.

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

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Remember, the pair with the highest score at the end of each round

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will be eliminated. That's the only rule you have to remember.

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Best of luck to all four pairs. Our first category this afternoon...

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is Words. As the man said.

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

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

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please step up to the podium.

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

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We gave 100 people 100 seconds to name as many words

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ending in "UST" as they could.

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Words ending "UST."

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We're looking for any word which has its own entry in the British and

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World English section of oxforddictionaries.com that ends "UST", please.

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No proper nouns, hyphenated words or anything like that.

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-Best of luck.

-Thanks very much.

-I'll write down what I think you're going

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-to say.

-OK.

-A little prediction. I got it right last time, didn't I?

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You did. Got it right.

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You usually do, actually.

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It's not bad, is it? Spooky.

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OK. You've written it down already?

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-I'm writing it down now, yeah.

-That's just eerie, because I have...

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OK, I'm thinking.

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I'm thinking. I've got one immediately.

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I'm discarding that.

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-Oh, no.

-Cos that's probably the one. Anyway, good luck.

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Sandy, welcome back. I think you're the first person we've had from

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your particular career on Pointless. Remind us what it is you do.

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I'm a musical theatre actor.

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-Absolutely. You've just been starring in Jersey Boys.

-Yep.

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What are you working on at the moment? Are you rehearsing?

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I'm available for birthdays, bar mitzvahs, weddings.

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-Nothing at the moment.

-"Can dance, has own tap shoes."

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What about that? Do you dance?

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A little bit. Less so as I get older.

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OK, now. Sandy, we are looking for words ending in "UST."

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OK, I'm going to go for unjust.

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

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20. Not bad. Not a bad start to the round there, Sandy.

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20 for unjust.

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Nicely played on that first podium.

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Anything that's not morally right or fair.

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Thank you, Richard. Iain.

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A warm welcome from Midlothian.

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-What do you do, Iain?

-I'm a cartographer.

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I think you're the first person we've ever had from your career

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on Pointless. Which aspect of cartography?

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I work for a digital mapping company,

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so I'm actually in charge of finding new ways of building maps,

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-new and interesting ways of building maps.

-That's interesting.

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Is it mostly done by satellite these days?

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It is done by satellite, but we get lots of data sources in and we are

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building with communities and using mobile phone data.

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You've got to be there on the ground to see where the marshlands are

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or the churches with spires are.

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My stuff's principally about automotives,

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so we're working on things toward autonomous driving.

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-Driverless cars, is that?

-That's right.

-That's exciting.

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That's a really exciting field to be in right now as well.

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All about to kick off there. Iain, right, words ending "UST."

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Yeah, I'm going to go for oust.

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See, I like that. I like that.

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

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20 is our only score at this point.

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And you've passed it. Look at that. Oust, there we are.

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-15.

-That's very nicely done.

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Well played. That's a cartographer's brain for you, isn't it?

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But "oust" and "UST" both sound like Scottish islands.

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-It's quite lovely.

-Ust almost is a Scottish island.

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It almost is, I know.

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Thank you very much. Now, Nina, welcome.

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A warm welcome from Gloucestershire.

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-What do you do, Nina?

-I'm a commissioning editor.

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A commissioning editor in which sphere?

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I commission mainly on legal works.

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-As a publisher, is this?

-Yes.

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That must keep you enthralled at all times, mustn't it?

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-At all times.

-My goodness.

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What do you specialise in, any particular area of the law?

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I look after corporate crime, family and employment.

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I would love to read that.

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I'm sure it can be arranged.

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What do you do when you run from the office every day?

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I really enjoy cooking, so I like to bake, I try to take some of that

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-into the office when I go in and I do a good curry.

-Excellent.

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Nina, what would you like to go for?

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OK, the word I'm going to go for is joust.

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Did you just make that up on the back of oust?

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No, I was thinking of Heath Ledger when I thought of it.

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OK, there we are, A Knight's Tale. Joust. Let's see if it's right,

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let's see how many of our 100 people went for joust.

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20 is our high score, 15 is our low.

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So, 15 for oust.

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Let's see where joust ended up, passes 15, down to 11.

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Look at this, there's a pattern emerging here.

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Very well played. Joust, it means to joust.

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LAUGHTER

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Thank you, Richard. Giovanna, welcome back.

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Round one we said goodbye to you last time.

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We have to see more of you this time. Surely, surely.

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I'm very much hoping you've got a great word,

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but we'll come to that in a moment. Remind us what you do, Giovanna.

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

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-And you're studying?

-IT.

-There we are.

-So, yeah.

-That's right.

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Your interests outside of IT?

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"Outside of IT," like you're fascinated by IT!

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I love to shop with the little student money I have,

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but I make sure it goes a long way.

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I also have many things I would like to buy in the future so I'm just

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-making a list.

-OK, very good.

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Now then, Giovanna, what do you want to go for? You'll notice the scores

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-have been going down with each subsequent answer.

-I know.

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A lot of pressure. I think I'm going to go for exhaust.

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Oh, I like that. Exhaust, says Giovanna.

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

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Look at that. 1 for exhaust.

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This is fantastic.

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Very strong.

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That's very pleasing, isn't it?

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That's lovely when you hear the word you think, "But...

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"Oh, yes, of course it does end 'ust.'"

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That means to exhaust

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-or an exhaust.

-Thank you very much.

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We're halfway through the round so let's look at the scores.

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Giovanna, the best score of that pass. Very well done indeed,

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Giovanna and Francesca. I think you're on something good there.

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We might be seeing you in the next round, let's hope.

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Then we come up to 11 where we find Nina and Tom.

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15, were we find Iain and Mark and then up to 20, Sandy and Lauren.

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Lauren, you have time to think of something absolutely stupendous.

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Good luck with that. We'll come back down the line now.

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Can the second players please step up to the podium?

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-Francesca, welcome back.

-Hello.

-Didn't Giovanna do well there?

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Exhaust. A brilliant answer.

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There will of course be some pointless answers.

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There'll be answers we'll all see on the board at the end of the round

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and we'll kick ourselves and think,

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"Why didn't we think of that?" Francesca, what do you do?

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-Remind us.

-I'm a modern languages graduate.

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What are the are you up to at the moment?

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I'm in the process of looking for a job.

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Do you have a dream job in mind?

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Translation is the obvious one, but that's ideally what I'd like to do.

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-I volunteered at the Rugby World Cup.

-In real-time translation?

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-Yeah.

-Was that the first time you'd done it?

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I did it as part of my degree,

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we had translation and conversation classes,

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but that was the first time I actually got to use my languages.

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We had fans from Uruguay, from Argentina, from France.

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-Wow.

-It was amazing.

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Keeping one stream coming in one ear while you're hearing yourself

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out of the other ear, that's a real skill. Talking of real skills,

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Giovanna has set the bar wonderfully low there,

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or high, depending which way you look at it, with 1.

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What would you like to go for?

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The two I was going to for are gone, so...

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I'm going to have to go for an obvious one and say disgust.

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Disgust, says Francesca, disgust. Here is your red line, if you can

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score 18 or less you're through to the next round.

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How many of our 100 people said disgust?

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Look at that. Well done, you're through. 10 for disgust.

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Isn't that funny? Disgust scored less than oust and joust.

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11 is your total. You are through to the next round.

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Surprising that, isn't it? I often worry, when you do get people from

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abroad trying to learn English and you tell them that disgust

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and discussed are spelled entirely differently and pronounced exactly

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the same, they must just go, "What's the point with this language?"

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There are so many instances of that, aren't there, where you think,

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"Oh, come on. I don't want to learn this."

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-It's crazy.

-If you're watching this abroad, we're sorry.

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Thank you very much, Richard.

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Tom, welcome.

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Here from Solihull. What do you do, Tom?

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I work for the Environment Agency.

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Very nice. Which department?

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I work in Legal, I'm in the Enforcement and Prosecutions team.

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If you ever need to buy any legal texts,

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I know someone who can supply some to you.

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You know what I'm saying?

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-Tom, what are your interests?

-I really enjoy long distance running,

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I'm currently training for the Edinburgh Marathon.

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How do you enjoy long distance running? What do you mean by enjoy?

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-You really mean enjoy?

-Yeah, it makes you feel great.

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When you get past the line and you think,

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"I never have to do that again! Oh, no, I do, because it's my hobby."

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I love it, get the headphones on, go out and pound the roads.

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-It's great.

-What do you listen to?

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Fast tempo music.

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-Keeps me going.

-Very good. Now, Tom, you're on 11.

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The high scorers at the moment are Lauren and Sandy,

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if you can score 8 or less...

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I'm going to go with entrust.

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Entrust, says Tom. Entrust. Well, good legal term there.

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Let's see if it's right. We know if it's right. Let's see how many

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of our 100 people said entrust. There's your red line, quite low.

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You've done it. Look at that, 3 for entrust.

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14 is your total.

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Very well done on podium three.

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Yeah, another good answer and a nice legal one, too.

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Give someone else responsibility for something.

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Very good. Thanks, Richard. Mark, welcome here from Motherwell.

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Great to have you with us. What do you do, Mark?

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I'm an accountant and finance manager.

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In a business that does something other than accounting?

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Yes, it's for a company that makes biodiesel from waste products.

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Right you are. Excellent. What are your hobbies?

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Like Tom, I'm also a runner,

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-so maybe we should have a race after the show...

-Yeah.

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..if it comes to a tie-break.

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I wonder which of you will get a head start,

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if you know what I'm saying. Now, Mark, there you are. You're on 15,

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the high score is still Lauren and Sandy.

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It's getting very exciting, isn't it?

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Now, you need to score 4 or less.

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OK, I'm going to go for combust.

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Combust. Combust, says Mark.

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Here's your red line, it's very low.

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Where are we going to get on that column with combust?

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You've done it. 4 you needed, 4 you got. Look at that, 19.

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-Very well done.

-Another very good answer and another one apposite

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to your job as well, I presume, in some ways, combust.

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Thanks, Richard.

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Now, Lauren, you don't need me to tell you the terrible news.

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-It's bad, isn't it?

-It is bad,

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we only had you for two rounds last time. I want to talk to you.

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Lauren works in the box office at several London theatres.

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Sandy, your husband, works on the other side of the theatre,

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comes in through an entirely different door.

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How did your paths cross?

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At the time when we met,

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I was working in more of the front of house capacity, so we would

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cross paths before the show and at certain points during the show.

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I stalked him for a little while and then found a good time to corner him

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-right before he went on stage.

-Aww. That's nice.

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-I ambushed him.

-Very good.

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-It worked. Superb.

-Worked out really well.

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Very good. Now, listen, you're on 20, I'm afraid.

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Short of a minus score, you're not going to be staying with us.

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However, time to go out in a blaze of glory.

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We've gone down to 1 with exhaust.

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There's got to be some pointless answers there.

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I'm torn between two at the moment.

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I had one in my head from the very beginning, mistrust,

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which I thought was a good one and that's similar to entrust,

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but then one's just sprung to mind.

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I'm not sure if it's a complete real word, but I may as well say it.

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These are the best kinds of words, in my opinion, Lauren.

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I was going to go with wanderlust.

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That, funnily enough, was the first one I thought of.

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I've got a better one now, but that was the one you've written down.

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It was the one.

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-Wanderlust.

-I'm going to write down another one, just in case.

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Because I have now got a different one.

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I had wanderlust for about the first two and then,

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I promise it doesn't rhyme with joust.

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I didn't steal.

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Wanderlust, said Lauren. I think that's a great answer.

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

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6 for wanderlust.

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-26 is your total.

-It's a lovely word, isn't it?

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Do you know what? Mistrust would have scored 3.

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Isn't that strange?

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Wanderlust is a much nicer word, so thank you for that.

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So, you've got another one? Wanderlust I'll get rid of.

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I then toyed for a little while with moon dust,

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but I have landed on downthrust.

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You've landed on downthrust, that's interesting.

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It can be very painful if you land on downthrust.

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It's an incorrect answer, I'm afraid.

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There you are, serves me right.

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I've got a pointless answer I thought you were going to go for.

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It's on our list of pointless answers.

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When you see the one you think I thought you would say...

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LAUGHTER

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-..you must raise your hand.

-I shall.

-OK.

-I shall.

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I think you'll know it. Let's take a look at some pointless answers.

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Bulldust, which is a very coarse dust. Degust.

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Dryasdust, which is a boring speaker, but it's all one word.

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It's a rather sweet word, isn't it? Misadjust,

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which is another name for a supply teacher.

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LAUGHTER

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No downthrust, but overthrust.

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That is to do with two rock layers going over each other.

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Overtrust.

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Retrust, shortcrust.

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-There we go.

-That's what I thought you would say.

-That's the one.

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And unrobust.

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Now, the top three answers,

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you know you were talking about releasing a perfume,

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-for the Alexander Armstrong scent.

-Releasing a fragrance.

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You often release a fragrance, we've talked about that before.

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We talked about your diet before now. I've got the perfect name

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for your Alexander Armstrong fragrance for men.

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It's our top three answers.

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It's Just...

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Must...

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Lust.

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LAUGHTER

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Don't you think?

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JML. Just Must Lust, by Alexander Armstrong.

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From the House of Armstrong.

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-Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

-Pleasure.

-Well, there we are.

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At the end of our first round the pair we have to say goodbye to,

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I'm so sorry, Sandy and Lauren, our returning pair.

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Round two last time, only round one this time.

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Nothing wrong with your score there, 26 perfectly respectable.

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I'm afraid it just happens to be the high score. We have to say goodbye.

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Thank you so much for playing. Lauren and Sandy.

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But for the remaining three pairs it's now time for round two.

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And so we are down to three pairs.

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We have to say goodbye to another pair at the end of this round.

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Well done, we made it through the words round with some aplomb,

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I have to say. Lovely low scores there.

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Particular hats off to you, Giovanna, for exhaust.

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Brilliant. Best of luck to all three pairs.

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Our category for round two today is...Famous People.

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Can you all decide 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 our Famous People question concerns..

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Famous Tims.

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Famous Tims, Richard.

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On each board I'm going to show you six descriptions of famous people

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called Tim, you just need to give us the most obscure Tim you can.

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12 in all to have a go at home. I've taken them all from

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Stephen Hawking's book A Brief History of Tim.

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Thank you very much, Richard.

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So, we are looking for these famous Tims, and here they are.

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We've got...

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I'm going to read those one last time.

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A board of Tims.

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So, then, Mark, I have a feeling you'll probably know all of these.

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It's a good feeling, I wish I shared your optimism.

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Unfortunately, not quite.

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I think I've got to go for the broadcaster,

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with the Goodies and go for Tim Brooke-Taylor.

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Tim Brooke-Taylor, says Mark. Let's see if that right.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people got it.

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It's right.

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40.

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Not bad.

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Yeah, very good answer, Tim Brooke-Taylor.

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-Nina.

-Yes.

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What would you like to go for?

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I'm going to go for the lyricist and I believe that's Tim Rice.

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Tim Rice, says Nina. Let's see if that's right,

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

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It's right.

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54.

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54, high scorer for Tim.

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Some big scorers here. Sir Tim Rice has been on the show, hasn't he?

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-He's an ardent fan of the show.

-And a very lovely man.

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-A very lovely man. Good afternoon, Sir Tim.

-Good afternoon, Sir Tim.

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Good afternoon.

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-He will actually get that.

-Or if you're watching on Challenge,

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-good evening, Sir Tim.

-Yes. He's such a fan,

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quite often and watch it on catch up. Good morning, Sir Tim.

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Thank you very much, Richard.

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Now then, Giovanna. This board's all yours.

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Fill your boots with Tims.

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I knew the Tim Rice one and I only know one other, which is the British

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astronaut, so I'm just going to go for that and that's Tim Peake.

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Tim Peake, says Giovanna.

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Very interesting to see where this ends up.

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Tim Peake. How many of our 100 people said Tim Peake?

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Not bad. 36. Well done, Giovanna,

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once again stealing the lowest score of the pass.

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Yeah, well played. But even 36 is quite famous.

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Considering we hadn't heard of him until fairly recently.

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If you go up to space that's going to happen to you.

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-It's going to happen.

-He used to be a test pilot,

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was in the Army Air Corps. All sorts of things. Tim Peake.

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Let's fill in this board. The Everton goalkeeper is Tim Howard.

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He would have scored you 19 points.

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The actor in Mystic River, famous acting Tim.

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I can only think of Tim Robbins.

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You're right. It is Tim Robbins.

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6 points. And I think one of my favourite comedians...

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-Yeah, mine too. Tim Key.

-The brilliant Tim Key.

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-He's a pointless answer.

-No.

-He is a pointless answer.

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He's so brilliant. If he's playing anywhere near you, he does poetry

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and comedy, go see Tim Key, he's absolutely wonderful.

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Always brilliant. Thank you. We're halfway through the round.

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Let's take a look at the scores before we come back down the line.

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36, the best score of that pass.

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Well done to you, Giovanna.

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I think we'll have you in the head-to-head, I think, this time.

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40 is where we find Mark and Iain and the 54, Nina and Tom.

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Tom, we need a low Tim from you.

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Low Tim, Tom. We'll come back down the line, can the second players

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please step up to the podium?

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

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I shall read those all again.

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Now then, Francesca.

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All those Tims.

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How hard is that, do you think?

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Is that quite a challenging board or are you finding that all right?

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-Well, I definitely know two.

-Good.

-And I'm torn because

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Edward Scissorhands is one of my favourite films, but then

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Toy Story's one of my favourite films.

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So...I think I'm going to go for the actor who provides the voice

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-for Buzz Lightyear...

-I think that's the right one...

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-And it's Tim Allen.

-Tim Allen. Tim Allen, says Francesca.

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Here is your red line. Quite low, but if you get below that

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with Tim Allen, you are through to the next round for sure.

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

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It's right.

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26. I think that's good enough.

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26 takes your total up to 62.

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Some very good scoring on that last podium today.

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Well done. Yeah, we first knew him over here from Home Improvement,

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-his sitcom.

-Thanks very much, Rich.

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Now, Tom.

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Tom, you have a target here.

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-Yes.

-It's a target of 7.

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I'm going to take a punt and go for the leader of the Liberal Democrats,

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-Tim Farron.

-Tim Farron, says Tom. Here is your red line.

0:25:260:25:29

That's the kind of answer that gets you below red lines like that,

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I think. Let's see. Tim Farron. Is it right?

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It is right.

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Almost. 11. That could be good enough.

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It could be good enough. Everything is in Iain's hands.

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65 is your total. It's very close on those far two podiums.

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Yeah, it's a very good answer as well. Very well played.

0:25:540:25:57

Thanks very much, Richard. Now, Iain, talk us through that board.

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You have to score 24 or less.

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So, I'm not sure about the computer scientist, actually. I'm not...

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Tim Henman's at the bottom.

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And it's Tim Burton for Edward Scissorhands.

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I'm going to go for the singer who became the frontman

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-of The Charlatans and it's Tim Burgess.

-Tim Burgess, says Iain.

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The frontman of The Charlatans. There is your red line.

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Oh, I think that might get you below it. We'll see, though. Will it?

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Tim Burgess. How many people said that?

0:26:260:26:29

It's right.

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You've done it. Oh, you have done it. Look at that. 4, Iain.

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44 is your total.

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Great work, Iain.

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Best answer of the round. Yeah, the wonderful Tim Burgess.

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Now, the computer scientist...

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-Tim Berners-Lee.

-Tim Berners-Lee.

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Would have scored you 18.

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Director of Edward Scissorhands, as you said, was Tim Burton.

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Big scorer, though. 43 for that.

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And Tim Henman at the bottom there...

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scores 47.

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-Biggest scorer on that board.

-I'll tell you something very exciting.

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-Yes.

-Tim Burton is also a fan of the show.

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-Is he?

-Yes.

-Oh, that's nice.

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-Good afternoon, Tim.

-Good afternoon, Tim.

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Or if you're watching on Challenge...

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-BOTH:

-Good evening, Tim.

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Or if you're watching on catch up...

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-BOTH:

-Good morning, Tim.

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Isn't that nice?

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-That is nice, isn't it?

-We are popular with Tims.

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So, Johnny Depp would play you in the film version.

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-Yes.

-And Matt Lucas as me.

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LAUGHTER

0:27:310:27:33

Thanks very much indeed, Richard.

0:27:330:27:35

So, at the end of our second round, I'm afraid it's Tom and Nina,

0:27:350:27:39

our legal beagles, we have to say goodbye to.

0:27:390:27:42

65. Very close scoring, very exciting second round there.

0:27:420:27:46

You just ended up a little bit in front.

0:27:460:27:48

We will see you again next time. I'm sure you'll go much further.

0:27:480:27:51

Meantime, thanks very much for playing. Tom and Nina.

0:27:510:27:53

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

0:27:560:27:59

Congratulations, Iain and Mark, Giovanna and Francesca, you're now

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one step closer to the final and a chance to play for our jackpot,

0:28:070:28:11

which currently stands at £1,000.

0:28:110:28:13

There it is. So, you know what happens from here on in.

0:28:130:28:15

You play as a team. You can chat before you give your answers.

0:28:150:28:18

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

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This is exciting. It's a Scotland-Wales semifinal.

0:28:210:28:24

Very good indeed.

0:28:240:28:26

Iain and Mark, your first appearance on the show. Giovanna and Francesca,

0:28:260:28:29

we said goodbye to you the end of the first round last time,

0:28:290:28:31

so it's virgin territory for both of you.

0:28:310:28:34

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

0:28:340:28:37

Here is your first question and it concerns...

0:28:430:28:47

England's Greatest Places.

0:28:470:28:50

What better way to start a Scotland versus Wales head-to-head?

0:28:500:28:54

We're going to show you five images of some of England's greatest

0:28:540:28:57

places, according to The Royal Town Planning Institute.

0:28:570:29:00

They released a list. Well, thank you very much, Richard.

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Let's reveal our five great places, and here they are.

0:29:030:29:07

We have got...

0:29:070:29:09

There we go. Five of England's greatest places.

0:29:330:29:36

Iain and Mark have been our low scorers so they will go first.

0:29:360:29:40

THEY WHISPER

0:29:400:29:42

I'd like to... I think we'd like go for E,

0:29:460:29:49

-Saltaire.

-Saltaire, say Iain and Mark.

0:29:490:29:54

Now, Giovanni and Francesca, all those other places are yours.

0:29:540:29:58

So, we know the three obvious ones, in our view.

0:29:580:30:02

So, it's Bath, Liverpool Waterfront and the Peak District.

0:30:020:30:07

I think we're going to go with...

0:30:070:30:08

I think we're going to go for B, Liverpool Waterfront.

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B, Liverpool Waterfront. we have Saltaire and Liverpool Waterfront.

0:30:110:30:14

Two good answers there. Iain and Mark went for Saltaire for E.

0:30:140:30:18

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

0:30:180:30:22

Not bad at all, look at that!

0:30:310:30:32

8 for Saltaire.

0:30:320:30:34

Very strong.

0:30:340:30:35

Giovanna and Francesca have gone for Liverpool Waterfront for B.

0:30:370:30:41

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

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It's right.

0:30:480:30:49

I think this is going to be very close.

0:30:510:30:53

Oh, 13, Liverpool Waterfront.

0:30:540:30:56

Very close indeed, but well done, Iain and Mark, after one question,

0:30:560:31:00

-you are up 1-0.

-Two good teams here.

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Saltaire is a Victorian industrial village founded by Sir Titus Salt,

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and named after him and the River Aire.

0:31:070:31:09

I always thought it was because it is quite near the coast, isn't it?

0:31:090:31:13

So you thought it had salt air?

0:31:130:31:14

-I thought it was, yes.

-No, it is Sir Titus Salt and the River Aire.

0:31:140:31:17

-There we are.

-A is Bath,

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as you rightly said. That would have scored you 68.

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C is the Peak District.

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That scores 50. The best answer is 1 point.

0:31:270:31:30

They call themselves the world's first garden city.

0:31:300:31:33

-Letchworth.

-Letchworth Garden City is the answer, 1 point,

0:31:330:31:36

so very well done if you said that.

0:31:360:31:37

Unless you live in Letchworth, in which case, come on!

0:31:370:31:40

Thank you very much, Richard. So, here comes your second question.

0:31:400:31:43

Giovanna and Francesca, you get to answer this one first,

0:31:430:31:46

but you have to win it to stay in the game, so good luck.

0:31:460:31:48

It concerns...

0:31:480:31:50

Grimm's Fairy Tales. Richard.

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I'm going to show you five titles now of some of Grimm's fairy tales,

0:31:540:31:57

but we have removed alternate letters. Can you fill in those gaps?

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OK, let's reveal our Grimm titles, and here they are.

0:32:000:32:03

I'll read those again.

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Giovanna and Francesca, you will go first.

0:32:270:32:29

THEY WHISPER

0:32:290:32:31

We know three, and out of the three,

0:32:370:32:39

we think the least obvious is Rumpelstiltskin.

0:32:390:32:43

Rumpelstiltskin, say Giovanna and Francesca. Now, then, Iain and Mark,

0:32:430:32:47

talk us through that board and see how many of those blanks you can

0:32:470:32:49

-fill in for us.

-Rumpelstiltskin, we knew.

0:32:490:32:52

The second one is Tom Thumb.

0:32:520:32:54

The bottom one is Hansel And Gretel.

0:32:540:32:56

We are going to go for the top one, The Frog Prince.

0:32:560:32:58

The Frog Prince.

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So, we have Rumpelstiltskin and The Frog Prince.

0:33:000:33:02

Nice little murmur of appreciation from the audience there.

0:33:020:33:05

I think it was appreciation!

0:33:050:33:07

Let's find out. Giovanna and Francesca went for Rumpelstiltskin.

0:33:070:33:10

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

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It's right.

0:33:160:33:17

Oh, 82!

0:33:180:33:21

That's punishing.

0:33:220:33:23

82. Now, Iain and Mark have gone for The Frog Prince, the top one.

0:33:250:33:28

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

0:33:280:33:32

It's right, and it wins you the point.

0:33:350:33:37

Oh, that is a good answer, The Frog Prince.

0:33:380:33:40

Down it goes, look at that, 10 for The Frog Prince.

0:33:400:33:42

That is pretty decisive.

0:33:440:33:46

And it means, Iain and Mark, that after only two questions,

0:33:460:33:48

-you are straight through to the final, 2-0.

-Very well played, yes.

0:33:480:33:51

There is only one answer up there that would have beaten The Frog Prince.

0:33:510:33:54

Tom Thumb would have scored a fairly hefty 53.

0:33:540:33:59

Hansel and Gretel at the bottom...

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another big scorer, 70.

0:34:010:34:04

Now, this next one, you can see it's The Twelve...

0:34:040:34:07

I'm getting Huntsmen.

0:34:070:34:08

The Twelve Huntsmen is exactly right.

0:34:080:34:11

That would have scored 3 points, so well done if you said that at home.

0:34:110:34:14

Thanks very much, Richard. So, the pair leaving us at the end of the

0:34:140:34:17

head-to-head round, I'm afraid, is Giovanna and Francesca.

0:34:170:34:19

Really strong performance across the show today, it has been fantastic,

0:34:190:34:22

but you came up against a cartographer and a very keen long-distance runner.

0:34:220:34:26

That is just the sort of thing that is going to happen.

0:34:260:34:28

So we have to say goodbye to you, but it has been wonderful having you

0:34:280:34:31

on both shows. Thank you so much for playing, Giovanna and Francesca.

0:34:310:34:34

But for Iain and Mark it is now time for our Pointless final.

0:34:380:34:41

Congratulations, Iain and Mark. You have seen off all the competition,

0:34:450:34:49

-and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.

-Yes!

0:34:490:34:52

You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot,

0:34:580:35:00

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

0:35:000:35:03

There it is. Well, very, very well done.

0:35:030:35:06

A stealth raid, I would say, on Pointless. Very efficiently done.

0:35:060:35:10

You can't argue with 2-0 in the head-to-head, always impressive.

0:35:100:35:13

And two lovely answers there.

0:35:130:35:14

Any particular areas of specialist knowledge you want to see tested

0:35:140:35:18

in this last round?

0:35:180:35:20

Music, that's how me and Mark met, through music.

0:35:200:35:23

And maybe obviously geography, things like that for me.

0:35:230:35:26

Well, let's see what today's selection looks like for you.

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A board of four choices. Today's are...

0:35:290:35:33

Musical Things With Blood In Their Titles,

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Royal Families,

0:35:360:35:38

The Year 2000,

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and The Great Offices Of State.

0:35:390:35:42

-Let's go for musical.

-I have never seen Blood Brothers, though.

0:35:420:35:45

It is going to be Blood Brothers, isn't it?

0:35:450:35:48

We'll take a chance. Musical Things With Blood In Their Titles.

0:35:480:35:52

OK, Musical Things With Blood In Their Titles. Richard?

0:35:520:35:55

Thank you, gents. That has been hanging around for a little while,

0:35:550:35:57

and every time I see it, it makes me slightly uneasy. Only a tiny bit.

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There is something about it. Three very different questions here.

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Hopefully one of these will suit you. We are looking for any tracks

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on the Coldplay 2002 album A Rush Of Blood To The Head.

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We are looking for any songs from the original London cast recording

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of Willy Russell's musical Blood Brothers.

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Or we're looking for anyone credited with appearing in Taylor Swift's

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Bad Blood video, that video that had loads of cameos in it.

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So, tracks on A Rush Of Blood To The Head,

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songs from Blood Brothers and cameos in Taylor Swift's Bad Blood video.

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-The very best of luck.

-Thanks very much, Richard. As always, you've got

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up to one minute to come up with three answers.

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All you need to win that jackpot is for just one of those answers to be

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pointless. Are you ready?

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-We're ready.

-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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Do you want to do Coldplay songs?

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-I can't stand them!

-I can't stand Coldplay, either.

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What are some of their songs?

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I'm trying to think A Rush Of Blood To The Head, you know?

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Was that their second album? Parachutes was their first album.

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-What you think?

-Something about clocks or something like that?

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That's one of them. Let's go for Clocks.

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It's going to be a popular one. I don't know the album.

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-Cameos in Taylor Swift's Bad Blood.

-Think of her friends, who's she got?

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That guy...

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Cara Dele... Delevingne.

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THEY WHISPER

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What's his name?

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Him that plays the guitar.

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You know who I'm talking about...

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-Ed Sheeran?

-That's the one.

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Cara Delevingne.

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And we'll go for Clocks for the other one.

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There's not really much we can do, is there?

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-Ten seconds left.

-I don't know...

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Fix You, wasn't it?

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-What's that?

-Fix You by Coldplay.

-Fix You?

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OK, that is your time up. I now need your three answers.

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-What are you going to give me?

-We're going to go for a couple of tracks

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from A Rush Of Blood To The Head. We are not Coldplay fans, we don't

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really know a lot of their stuff. But we think one of the songs that

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-they may have had on that album, Clocks.

-Clocks.

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And we think a second one that might have been on that album is Fix You.

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-Fix You.

-And now we are going to have a total guess at cameos

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from Taylor Swift's Bad Blood. Who would you want to go for?

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-Cara Delevingne.

-Cara Delevingne?

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So, we have Clocks, we have Fix You and we have Cara Delevingne.

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

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None of them, to be honest. We will go for Fix You.

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OK, Fix You, we'll put last. Least likely to be pointless?

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-Cara Delevingne.

-Cara Delevingne we will put first.

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Clocks in the middle. And here they are.

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We have got Cara Delevingne,

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we have got Clocks, and we've got Fix You.

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Three good answers there.

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Well, I say they're good answers, I mean, we don't yet know.

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We will discover, though. It's a sort of starter-pack level

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of jackpot we have, but still, a nice thing to be taking home,

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1,000 quid, what would you do with that, what would you put that

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-towards, Iain?

-My wife is actually buying stuff for our house

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at the moment. We've just bought a sofa.

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If she gets a mantelpiece, with a fireplace for our trophy to go on.

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There we are.

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Fantastic. Mark, how about you?

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I've always wanted to do one marathon before I stopped running.

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I was looking at the marathon at Mont Saint-Michel,

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in the north of France. I fancy going to that, take the family

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-with me for a bit of support.

-Run through Brittany? Very nice.

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There we go. Well, best of luck.

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Three good answers on the board here, let's hope they're all right,

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let's hope at least one of them is pointless.

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The first answer was Cara Delevingne. In this case,

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we were looking for cameos on Taylor Swift's Bad Blood video.

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Cara Delevingne, I think, is a bit of a shot in the dark.

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Yes. Totally.

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So, we will see if it is right first. And if it is right, let's see

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if it's pointless. But how many of our 100 people said Cara Delevingne?

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It's right.

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That is a right answer.

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What a fantastic guess that was.

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Cara Delevingne taking us down through the 30s.

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Into the 20s and into the teens.

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Into single figures. Down it goes, getting very exciting. Down it goes.

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Oh, 1.

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Cara Delevingne.

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That close.

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You should have stuck with Taylor Swift cameos, don't you think?

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Just guessed loads of names there, yeah.

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We're now moving on to Coldplay territory. Clocks. In this case

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we were looking for tracks from A Rush Of Blood To The Head.

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Clocks has to be pointless for you to win the jackpot. So, for £1,000,

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

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It's also correct.

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Cara Delevingne, your first answer, took us all the way down to 1.

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Clocks now takes us down through the 20s and into the teens.

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Down into single... Oh, not quite. 10.

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-At least it was the right answer.

-10 for Clocks,

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which means you only have one more shot at today's jackpot

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and that is Fix You. Again, we were looking for tracks from Coldplay's

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A Rush Of Blood To The Head for £1,000, how many people said

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Fix You? Is it pointless?

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Oh, no.

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Oh, well, I'm sorry. As often happens,

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I'm afraid it's always limited to just what's on the board and it just

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didn't quite put you through the hoops I know you could have

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leapt through cleanly.

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So I'm afraid you won't win today's jackpot of £1,000.

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That rolls over onto the next show. But what a performance on the show.

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Be so proud of that. And you can take those trophies back and know

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that you really won them properly. Very, very well done, indeed.

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Iain and Mark. Fantastic.

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Iain and Mark, I'm gutted. Honestly, I'd love nothing more than to send

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our gentlemen here back up to Scotland with £1,000

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in their pocket. And when someone says, "How did you get that?" You'd

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say, "It's cos I knew Cara Delevingne was in a Taylor Swift video."

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Fix You was on X&Y, another Coldplay album.

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Let's take a look at tracks on A Rush Of Blood To The Head.

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A Whisper, Amsterdam,

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God Put A Smile Upon Your Face was

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a pointless answer. Warning Sign.

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And the other pointless answer

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was Green Eyes.

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Clocks, actually, the biggest score. The Scientist also on that album -

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In My Place, Politik and Daylight. They all scored points.

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Let's move on now to Blood Brothers.

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July 18th. So, if you know this musical, you would have got loads of

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answers here I suspect. July 18th, Secrets,

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Shoes Upon The Table.

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Take A Letter Miss Jones.

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Everything on that original soundtrack was a pointless answer,

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apart from Tell Me It's Not True, Marilyn Monroe, and Bright New Day.

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So, as I say, if you've been to see that musical,

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you would have done very, very well there.

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And loads and loads of cameos in this Taylor Swift video.

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Ellen Pompeo from Gray's Anatomy.

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Hailee Steinfeld from True Grit.

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Jessica Alba would have been a pointless answer.

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The wonderful Lena Dunham

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was a pointless answer.

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In fact, everybody apart from

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Ellie Goulding, Selena Gomez,

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Kendrick Lamar, Cindy Crawford,

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and, unfortunately for our gentlemen here,

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Cara Delevingne. But very, very well done if you got any of those

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-pointless answers at home.

-Thanks so much, Richard.

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Well, Iain and Mark, very sadly, didn't win our jackpot today,

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which means it rolls over onto the next show

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when we will be playing for £2,000.

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Join us then to see if someone can win it. Meanwhile, it's goodbye

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-from Richard.

-Goodbye.

-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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