Episode 29 Pointless


Episode 29

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


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APPLAUSE

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Thank you very much indeed. Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong

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and welcome to Pointless, the game where we aim for the obscure

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and we ignore the obvious.

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Let's meet today's players.

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And couple number one.

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Hi, I'm Felix. This is Dom. And we are from Camden.

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Couple number two.

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Hi, I'm Ruaridh and this is my girlfriend, Emma,

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and we've come from Edinburgh.

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Couple number three.

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Hi, I'm Danny and this is my sister, Jennifer, and we're from London.

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And finally, couple number four.

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Hi, I'm Mike. This is my dad, Jim.

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Jim's from Preston in Lancashire and I'm from Rossendale.

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And these are today's contestants.

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APPLAUSE

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Thanks very much to all of you. A very warm welcome to Pointless.

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We'll get to chat to each of you

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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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Hoping for some lovely low scores on his very tall doors -

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

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Hiya. Hey, everybody.

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Good afternoon to you all.

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Good afternoon to you.

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-And to you.

-What a finish we had in that last show, didn't we?

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Danny and Jennifer got through to that head-to-head.

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-Good head-to-head, 2-1 it was. So it was very, very close.

-Yeah.

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But they got knocked out by Sam and Dan,

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cos Dan came up with a pointless answer in the head-to-head,

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which is very rare. He came up with a tasselled wobbegong,

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which is a shark. We all know that now.

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And then got through to the jackpot round and smashed that as well,

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didn't they? On infantry regiments. Very, very impressive.

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But Danny and Jennifer, we welcome back.

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And three new pairs as well.

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-I've got a good vibe going up and down the line.

-I think so.

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-Don't you think?

-Yeah. I think so.

-I think they're a good bunch.

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I think we've got a good gang here. I think, if it goes well today,

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let's just keep these eight on for the rest of the...

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-Don't you think?

-We could do that.

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It'd be kind of nice, wouldn't it? Everyone would get to know them.

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-It'd be a bit like Take Me Out.

-Oh, that be nice. Yeah.

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You know, you just get to know the people.

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They stay on for week after week.

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-Very nice.

-We'll see. We may change our mind.

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We might. We might. But thank you very much.

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Sam and Dan, as you've gathered, won the jackpot last time,

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so today's jackpot starts off back at £1,000.

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There it is. Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.

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The one rule you have to remember is this, and only this.

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The pair with the highest score at the end of each round

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will be eliminated, so try and do everything you can

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to make sure that's not you.

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No conferring for the first two rounds, obviously.

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Our first category this afternoon...

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..is Science.

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Science. 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, let's find out what the question is.

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Here it comes. We gave 100 people 100 seconds to name as many...

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..as they could.

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Chemical elements that appear alphabetically

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between copper and tin.

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-Richard.

-Yeah, simply looking for any element on the periodic table

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as of February 2016, please,

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that's alphabetically between copper and tin.

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-Very best of luck.

-Thank you very much indeed.

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-Dom, a warm welcome to Pointless.

-Hello.

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

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Well, I am... I would like to call myself a writer, really,

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but unfortunately, having sold very little or nothing so far,

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-I work with this guy.

-No, but that would be a seller,

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if you're just selling things.

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You're a writer. Have you finished some things? Yes.

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-And published some things.

-Yes, well, yes,

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-I actually have finished one thing.

-What sort of things do you write?

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Well, I'd like to be a screenwriter, ideally,

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but I'm trying to write things in a sort of novelistic form first

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-and then...

-OK.

-..rework it.

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OK. Or you could always do it the other way around.

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Or do you think it's easier to get...?

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Rather more complicated that way, the structure and stuff.

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I suppose. Have you done screenwriting courses

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and things like that?

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I've done quite a bit of reading

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-and I'm hoping to be joining a course quite shortly.

-Very good.

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Good for you. Now, Dom, how are we feeling about chemical elements?

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There could be better subjects for me,

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but I'm going to go with lithium.

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Lithium, says Dom.

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

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It's right.

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It's a good answer, Dom.

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12. Very well done indeed. That gets us off to a very good start.

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12 for lithium.

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Yeah, lithium, atomic number 3.

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Which would be a very, very good name for a screenplay, by the way.

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Atomic Number 3!

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-Noted.

-I'm already interested.

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So am I.

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I wonder what's going to happen.

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Sorry, what, you say Bradley Cooper is in it?

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Hang on, Dom's got to write the book first.

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-Let's not hold our breath.

-Well, Bradley Cooper is impatient.

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-That's true.

-Yeah.

-Yeah.

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There we are. Thank you, Richard. Now, then, Ruaridh.

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A very warm welcome to Pointless.

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Good to have you here from Edinburgh. What do you do, Ruaridh?

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I'm training to be an accountant at the moment.

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How far are you into your training?

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Not particularly far. I'm six months

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and it takes three years, so, yeah,

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-just starting out.

-Oh, it's a marathon, isn't it?

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How are we feeling about the accountancy at this stage, though?

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I don't mind it, yeah. I'm surviving so far.

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Very good. OK, what do you like doing

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when you're not working on your accountancy?

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I'm very into my sports.

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I quite like cycling, playing tennis, playing football.

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-That sort of thing.

-Very good indeed.

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Now, Ruaridh, chemistry.

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I mean, I did chemistry at school,

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so hopefully I'll remember some things from that.

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At Higher level, or...?

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Not higher than school but, yeah, I did Higher chemistry at school.

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You did. No, I was showing off that I knew the Scottish...

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-I wasn't sure.

-Yeah. Higher. You did a Higher...

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-Yeah.

-..in chemistry.

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-I did my Higher chemistry.

-Very good.

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So, we're expecting great things from you here, Ruaridh.

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I'm going to go for neptunium.

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Oh, he DID do his Higher, didn't he?

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Look at that. Neptunium, says Ruaridh.

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Let's see if it's right.

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

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It's right.

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Our only score at this point is 12.

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I suspect neptunium might go...

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Yeah, and it does. Look at that.

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Down to pointless.

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There we go. Very, very well done indeed, Ruaridh.

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That's a pointless answer. It adds £250 to today's jackpot,

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takes our total up to £1,250.

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It scores you nothing

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and earns you our eternal respect, so there you are.

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-Well done.

-Brilliant work, Ruaridh.

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Yeah, it's very much the tasselled wobbegong of the elements.

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LAUGHTER

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Neptunium. A lot of people think it's named after the planet Neptune.

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-And it is.

-LAUGHTER

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There we are. Thank you very much.

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-A lot of people are clever, aren't they?

-Yes, they are.

-Yeah.

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Thanks, Richard. Jennifer, welcome back.

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Remind us what you do.

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I'm a relationship manager in financial markets.

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What are your interests, Jennifer?

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Travelling. And I do some running as well.

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Travelling. But you said last time that you're a very keen...

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-You like to go off and drive. You like driving off.

-Yes.

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Do you know where you're going when you're driving

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or do you just set off and see where you end up?

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We kind of aim for a continent.

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LAUGHTER

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That's a good destination, isn't it?

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-Yeah.

-Yeah. Er... Yeah.

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Type that into a sat nav.

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Yeah. "I think Central America."

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Jennifer, what would you like to go for?

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I think I'll say sulphur.

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Sulphur, says Jennifer.

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

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Look at that.

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7. Between our scores.

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Great answer, Jennifer. Of course, officially spelt S-U-L-F-U-R now.

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-Yes.

-We have to keep banging on about that.

-Yeah, we have to.

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-People don't like it.

-No, they don't like it.

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-But that's official. That's...

-That's how it is.

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..the official English language spelling of sulphur.

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-Nothing we can do about it.

-You can still use the "PH" in, erm...

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Scrabble and stuff like that, don't worry, that hasn't disappeared.

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But if you're a chemist, it's an F.

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-It's an F now.

-And if you use PH, you get an F.

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LAUGHTER

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Thanks very much, Richard.

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Jim, a warm welcome to Pointless.

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-What do you do, Jim?

-I've been retired for quite a long while.

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And what did you do, Jim?

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Er...

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After leaving in the air force, I became a bobby.

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Oh, he's got a great voice, Jim.

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Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

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One of the best voices we've had for a long time on Pointless.

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Jim can be one of our regulars.

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-He can.

-I think.

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Oh, but you can.

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How long were you a bobby for?

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26 and a half years.

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Oh, wouldn't you want Jim on your beat?

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-Wouldn't you?

-Well, me? Me, I wouldn't,

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-because I'm a criminal.

-You're a professional criminal, of course.

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It would be... The last thing I'd want is Jim around.

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I'll have you on our side, Richard, believe you me.

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Yeah, that's true, I'd probably get turned, yes.

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-I believe that.

-Yeah.

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Jim, how do you enjoy your retirement?

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What sort of things you like to fill it with?

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Well, I... I walk every week.

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Er... I'm a toastmaster, hence the voice.

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That's fun. Do you wear the full red regalia?

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I wear the full red tail coat.

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-That's exciting.

-And all the other bits and pieces.

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OK. Now, so, Jim...

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Jim, what are you going to go for?

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We've had quite a range of scores from 12, down to nothing.

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-Curium.

-Curium, says Jim.

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

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It's right.

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12 is still our high score.

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Zero is our low score.

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You pass the high score.

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Oh! Just above the lower one.

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Very well done indeed, Jim.

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Curium.

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It's a good answer.

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That's another very good answer.

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Very strong work from everybody there. Well played, Jim. Curium.

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

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so let's take a look at the scores as they stand. Well done, Ruaridh.

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Zero the best score of the pass,

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putting Ruaridh and Emma at the top of our table.

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And then along to one,

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where we find Jim and Mike.

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Up to seven, Jennifer and Danny.

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And then up to 12, Dom and Felix.

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12! I thought that was a lovely low score but it seems not

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in this context. So, Felix, a little bit of pressure on you.

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-Fine by me.

-I hope you got a good answer. Good luck.

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

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Can the second players please step up to the podium?

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Mike, a very warm welcome to you to Pointless.

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What do you do up in Lancashire?

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I'm a manager in a health care charity.

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Very good indeed. And what are your hobbies?

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I like to get out and about quite a lot. I like mountain biking.

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So, yes, up in the hills and valleys of Rossendale.

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Very... Oh, Rossendale sounds lovely.

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-It does sound nice.

-Doesn't that sound good?

-I've not been.

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-No, nor have I.

-You should try it.

-I will. I'm very tempted.

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-Yes.

-And what else, Mike?

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Well, I'm into my cars as well. I'm quite into classic cars.

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-I've had a few over the years.

-What do you have at the moment?

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I've got a Jeep at the moment, actually.

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It's not that classic. But I did have an old Alfa Romeo,

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which was a bit of a banger, to be honest.

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It didn't go for very long, but it looked nice.

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Oh, on the side of the road.

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Yes. In the garage.

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Yeah. So, Mike, there you are on one.

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The high scorers, Felix and Dom, on 12.

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If you can score ten or less, through you go to Round Two.

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I'm going to go fairly safe and say magnesium.

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OK. Magnesium.

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Magnesium. Here is your red line.

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If you can get below this red line,

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you are definitely into the next round.

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It's not the end of the world if you don't go below it,

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but good if you end up quite close to it.

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Let's see how far down the column we get with magnesium.

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It's right.

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Oh, that's not bad.

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24. 24, Mike.

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I think you've done yourself a favour there.

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I think you've kept yourself in the game, we shall see.

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Yeah, very interesting second pass now.

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Yes, it's born in the stars, magnesium, when two other elements,

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whose names I won't mention because they're both good answers

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-to this one, they fuse at extreme temperatures.

-OK, thank you.

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Now, Danny, welcome back.

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Remind us what you do, Danny.

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I work for the London underground Northern Line control centre team.

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In arguably one of the best jobs ever.

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-In the control centre of the Northern Line.

-Yes.

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Great fun. So, I mean, what did you do before that?

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Have you worked on the underground before that as well or...?

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No, I've been working on the Tube for about nine years now,

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coming up to my tenth year,

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and before that, I was working in a bank.

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Right. OK. Which do you prefer?

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Oh, much, much, much prefer what I'm doing now.

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-That's why I left the bank.

-Right.

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Excellent. What a fun job to be doing.

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OK, so, now, Danny, there you are.

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The high scorers are behind you, Mike and Jim, on 25.

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17 or less get you through.

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Yeah, I'm going to go for...

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-copernicium.

-Copernicium says Dan.

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Copernicium. There is your red line, Danny.

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Copernicium has to get you below that red line

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to keep you in the game.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people said copernicium. Is it right?

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Oh! You've had a pointless brain freeze there, Danny.

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I know that feeling very well.

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It happens to me all the time.

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I'm afraid that scores you 100 points,

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takes your total up to 107.

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Yeah, sorry, Danny. C-O-P-E.

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Copernicium. So, it's before copper in alphabetical order, I'm afraid.

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OK. Now, Emma, welcome to Pointless.

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Good to have you here from Edinburgh.

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-What do you do?

-I'm the same as Ruaridh.

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I'm also training to be an accountant.

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Did you meet on the accountancy course?

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-No, we met at uni.

-And then went on the same accountancy course?

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-Pretty much.

-That's nice. Very nice indeed.

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And are you enjoying it as much as Ruaridh is?

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I think I enjoy it more.

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Oh, right, OK.

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What are your interests outside of the world of accounting?

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I like to ski. I'm also trying to learn to cook at the moment.

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-Do you ever go and ski up in Scotland?

-Yeah.

-Go up to Glenshee.

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Yeah, Glenshee and up to the Cairngorms sometimes.

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Yes. Wonderful.

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OK, now, there you are.

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You are on a pointless answer.

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Doesn't matter what you score.

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What would you like to go for, bearing that in mind?

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Maybe there's another pointless answer in there.

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Be quite nice if you could...

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If you could join Ruaridh down there, wouldn't it?

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I'm going to take a bit of a guess at one.

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-Mendelevium?

-Mendelevium.

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Let's see if it's right. It's a great answer if it is.

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Let's see. No red line.

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You're already through. But how many of our 100 people said mendelevium?

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It's right.

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It's right. Might we be adding to the jackpot, I wonder, with this?

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Mendelevium.

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Oh, 2!

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2 for mendelevium,

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taking your total up to 2.

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Very well played, Emma.

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Yeah, atomic number 101, which is an even better name for a screenplay.

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Thank you, Richard.

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Now, Felix, welcome to Pointless.

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Great to have you here. What do you do, Felix?

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I run a small coffee and smoothie van.

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See, that's fun. A mobile cafe kind of thing.

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-Yeah, pretty much.

-How long have you been doing that?

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It's just coming up on a year now.

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-Brilliant.

-Just done last summer

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and we're getting ready for next summer now.

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Now, the trouble is with that, you're going to be as busy

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as you want to be because there will always be people wanting to buy...

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-Yeah.

-How good are you saying, "Do you know what?

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"I'm going to take the weekend off." Or can you just not...?

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The beauty of it is that it's only over the summer,

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so there's no real excuse.

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It's kind of just four months...

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And you get to go to quite nice places as well, I suppose.

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-It's not bad, yeah.

-And you'll be everyone's friend.

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"Oh, it's Felix, the coffee man!"

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-That's the idea.

-Brilliant.

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OK, now, listen. You're not quite through.

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94 or less is what we require from you.

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I always remember this answer cos it's my dad's name,

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and it's lawrencium.

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Lawrencium, says Felix. And what a nice way to remember it.

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-Here is your red line.

-I hope it's right.

-Nice and high.

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Let's see if your dad can get you through to Round Two.

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How many of our 100 people said lawrencium?

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It does. Well done.

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Oh, look at that. Very well done indeed.

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1, taking your total up to 13,

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seeing you very comfortably into Round Two.

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It's a lovely answer. Yeah, named after, erm,

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Felix's dad. Lawrencium. Very well played.

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There's loads of pointless answers.

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-Do you want to have a little...?

-I'll do the usual.

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-Rutherfordium, I suppose.

-I would have gone for rutherfordium

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cos that's our favourite, isn't it?

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-Yeah.

-Rutherfordium would have scored 3 points.

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-Oh!

-So, we'd have done all right.

-Those fortunes have changed.

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Hasn't it just? Well, let's take a look at the pointless answers,

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because there's quite a few of them.

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There's neptunium that we had from Ruaridh.

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You could have had...

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Let's take a look at the top three answers,

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the ones that most of our 100 people said.

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Thanks very much indeed, Richard.

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

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our only returning pair, Danny and Jennifer, I'm so sorry.

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You were head to headers last time.

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I would've thought it was finals for you this time,

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but I'm afraid it wasn't to be.

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We have to say goodbye, but it's been great having you on.

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Thank you so much for playing.

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Danny and Jennifer, everyone. APPLAUSE

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

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And so three pairs remain.

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At the end of this round, we'll have to say goodbye to another pair.

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Oh, but what good answers we had from you all there.

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Ruaridh and Emma, top of the class.

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But we had good answers elsewhere as well.

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So, very well done to everyone. Best of luck for our next round.

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The category for that...

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is American History.

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American History. Can you all decide in your pairs,

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

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

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OK, and our question concerns...

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-Presidential nicknames, Richard.

-Yeah, on each board,

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we're going to show you six nicknames of American presidents.

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You need to tell the name of the president.

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We're also going to give you their initials and their dates of office.

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-There's going to be 12 presidents to get at home. Good luck.

-OK, so,

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we're looking for the presidents whose nicknames were these.

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Here's our first board of six.

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And we have...

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I'm going to read through those nicknames one last time.

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There we are.

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Dom. Yes.

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How good's your American presidential history?

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Erm... Looking at the board, not as bad as I thought it would be.

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I'm thinking of going for Old Kinderhook, who would be...

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Martin Van Buren.

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Martin Van Buren.

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Martin Van Buren, says Dom. Let's see if that's right,

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let's see how many of our 100 people said Martin Van Buren.

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It's right.

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It's a great answer.

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Look at that, Dom, very well done indeed.

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4 for Martin Van Buren.

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Well played, Dom. Yes, it's a reference to his hometown,

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which was Kinderhook.

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It's one of the many theories as to were OK comes from.

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No-one knows where the phrase "OK" comes from.

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And that's one of the many possibilities.

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-Ah.

-Was from Martin Van Buren.

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There we are. Thank you, Richard.

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Ruaridh.

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I don't think I'm too good with this board.

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I think I'm going to have do go for the bottom one.

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Lyndon B Johnson.

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Lyndon B Johnson for Landslide, says Ruaridh.

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Let's see if it's right.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people went for Lyndon B Johnson.

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It's right. Well, 4 is our only score at this point.

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LBJ, 42.

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Yeah, Landslide Lyndon, they called him.

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It was originally an ironic nickname because he won a disputed election

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years before, with an absolutely tiny majority

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and then he won an election with a landslide as well,

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so it became un-ironic.

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Thanks very much, Richard.

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Now, Mike, this board's all yours.

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Do you want to talk us through it?

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I'd love to, yeah.

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There's a couple that I know there.

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The top one, Ronald Reagan.

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Not sure who General Mum or Old Hickory are.

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I'll go for Tricky Dick and that was, I think, Richard Nixon.

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Richard Nixon for Tricky Dick, says Mike.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people went Richard Nixon.

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It's right. Well, 42...

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Ooh, look at that. 66. A new high score there.

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Yeah, also commonly known as Tricky Dicky, Richard Nixon.

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Funnily enough, he scores more points than Reagan,

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because you're right about Reagan.

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But Reagan would have scored you 61 points.

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General Mum

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was William Henry Harrison.

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That's the best answer on the board and would have scored you 1.

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And Old Hickory is Andrew Jackson.

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That would've scored you 11.

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So, William Henry Harrison the best answer on the board.

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Thanks very much indeed. Well, we're halfway through our second round.

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Let's take a look at the scores. 4, Dom. Look at that. Dom and Felix

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looking very strong at this point of the round.

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Then up to 42, where we find Ruaridh and Emma.

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Then up to 66, Mike and Jim.

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Jim, I have complete faith in you in all things,

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particularly US presidents.

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So, please do me the great honour of finding a nice, low score

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and keeping yourself in the game.

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Good luck with that, Jim. We're going to come back down the line.

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Can the second players please step up to the podium?

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OK. Let's put six more presidential nicknames up on the board,

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and here they come. We have...

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I'll read those nicknames again.

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So, Jim...

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how are you finding that board, generally?

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Well, there are a couple that I know,

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but I think they might be quite high scorers.

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I'm not too sure about the first name of the Great Engineer.

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-Henry Hoover.

-Henry Hoover, says Jim.

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Henry Hoover, for the Great Engineer.

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

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but let's see how many of our 100 people went with Henry Hoover.

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Jim, bad luck, I'm afraid that's an incorrect answer

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and it scores you 100 points,

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and takes your total up to an unbeatable 166.

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Sorry, Jim. I'll give all the correct answers

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at the end of the pass.

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Thanks very much, Richard.

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Now, then, Emma.

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Phew, that's taking a bit of pressure off there.

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Yeah. Erm...

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I only know two of them,

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so I'm going to go with the top one and Bill Clinton.

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OK. And Bill Clinton for the Comeback Kid.

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Let's see if that's right. No red line for the lovely reason

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that you're already through.

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But let's see how many people said Bill Clinton.

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44.

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Takes your total up to 86.

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A nickname he gave himself,

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or at least his campaign gave to himself

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after he came back from all sorts of lurid allegations

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-about his personal life.

-Didn't he, though?

-Yeah.

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-Oh, he did it more than once.

-Didn't he, though?

-Yeah, he did.

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Thanks very much. Now, Felix, again you're already through.

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Lovely low score from Dom.

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Do you fancy going through that board?

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I was worried when Jim said the Great Engineer,

0:23:540:23:58

but I think I've got the answer for that one.

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I don't know Eisenhower's first name,

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so I'll have to go with Herbert Hoover.

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Herbert Hoover, says Felix. Let's see if that's right.

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No red line as you're already through,

0:24:080:24:10

but how many people went with Herbert Hoover?

0:24:100:24:12

It's right.

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And that's a good score.

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14. Very well done indeed.

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Taking your total up to a lovely low 18.

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Well played, Felix. Now, Jim,

0:24:270:24:29

you fell into a very familiar trap there.

0:24:290:24:30

That's one of those quiz questions,

0:24:300:24:32

and lots of our 100 people said it as well.

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Henry Hoover, that's the Hoover with the eyes on the front of it.

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-I have one.

-But British people are incapable of telling the difference

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between Henry Hoover and Herbert Hoover,

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so you are very much not the only person in the 100

0:24:430:24:45

who said Henry Hoover, I promise you that, but it is Herbert Hoover.

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Now, His Accidency,

0:24:490:24:50

he was called that because he took over from William Henry Harrison.

0:24:500:24:53

He was the first person ever to take over from a president who died.

0:24:530:24:56

And it was John Tyler.

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That's the best answer there. It's 2 points if you said that.

0:24:570:25:00

-Ike is...

-Dwight Eisenhower.

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Yep. Would've scored 62.

0:25:020:25:05

The Great Emancipator?

0:25:050:25:06

-Is...

-Oh, I know exactly who that is.

0:25:070:25:09

-Of course, it's Abraham Lincoln.

-Absolutely.

0:25:090:25:11

36. Daniel Day Lewis.

0:25:110:25:13

-And Dubya?

-Is George W Bush.

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George W Bush. Yep. And that would've scored 47.

0:25:150:25:18

Look at that. Look how our nicknames have changed over the years.

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I mean, His Accidency is just a fabulous nickname.

0:25:220:25:24

-It's a really good nickname, isn't it?

-I mean, Dubya has its...

0:25:240:25:28

It is quite charming, isn't it?

0:25:280:25:29

But, yeah, we don't get many people called

0:25:290:25:31

-the Great Emancipator any more.

-Not so much.

0:25:310:25:32

If you're the Great Emancipator,

0:25:320:25:34

I'm going to assume you're a stage magician these days.

0:25:340:25:36

Exactly, yeah. Thanks very much, Richard.

0:25:360:25:39

So, at the end of our second round,

0:25:390:25:41

I'm very sorry to say the pair we're sending home

0:25:410:25:43

with their high score of 166,

0:25:430:25:45

it's Jim and Mike.

0:25:450:25:47

Bad luck. As Richard said,

0:25:470:25:49

you weren't the first and you won't be the last

0:25:490:25:51

to confuse Henry and Herbert.

0:25:510:25:52

But anyway, we will see you again next time.

0:25:520:25:54

We look forward to that very much indeed.

0:25:540:25:56

In the meantime, thanks so much. Jim and Mike.

0:25:560:25:58

APPLAUSE

0:25:580:26:00

But for Ruaridh and Emma, Felix and Dom,

0:26:000:26:02

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

0:26:020:26:04

Congratulations, Felix and Dom, Ruaridh and Emma.

0:26:090:26:12

You are now one step closer to the final

0:26:120:26:13

and a chance to play for our jackpot,

0:26:130:26:15

which is currently standing at £1,250.

0:26:150:26:19

Well, you know the story, you're now in the head-to-head,

0:26:190:26:22

which means you can start playing as a team.

0:26:220:26:24

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

0:26:240:26:27

Simple as that. So, two brand-new teams

0:26:270:26:29

straight through to the head-to-head and, oh,

0:26:290:26:31

we've had some good answers from you.

0:26:310:26:33

We've had neptunium from Ruaridh in round one.

0:26:330:26:36

And then we had Van Buren from Dom in round two.

0:26:360:26:38

So, you've got the chops. I know that between you,

0:26:380:26:41

this is going to be a very, very close semifinal.

0:26:410:26:43

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

0:26:430:26:46

Here is your first question.

0:26:520:26:54

And it concerns...

0:26:540:26:56

We're going to show you five pictures now

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of scenes from films involving exercise.

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Can you name the films, please?

0:27:050:27:07

Excellent. Thank you very much indeed.

0:27:070:27:09

Let's reveal our five stills from films and here they come.

0:27:090:27:14

We've got...

0:27:140:27:15

There we go. Five films featuring exercise.

0:27:420:27:45

Felix and Dom, you've been our low scorers up to this point,

0:27:450:27:47

so you will go first.

0:27:470:27:49

THEY WHISPER

0:27:510:27:53

It's a toss-up between two.

0:27:590:28:01

I think we'll go with B, American Beauty.

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B, American Beauty.

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B, American Beauty, say Felix and Dom.

0:28:050:28:08

Now, Ruaridh and Emma, do you fancy talking us through all those others?

0:28:080:28:12

A is hopefully Bridget Jones' Diary.

0:28:120:28:15

D is the Karate Kid.

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And I think E might be Run Fatboy Run.

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Erm...

0:28:190:28:21

I'm going to go with E, or WE are going to go with E, Run Fatboy Run.

0:28:210:28:25

OK. Run Fatboy Run.

0:28:250:28:26

So, we have American Beauty and we have Run Fatboy Run.

0:28:260:28:29

The question is... Was that the other one?

0:28:290:28:31

-That was the other one.

-We're going to find out

0:28:310:28:34

who made the right decision here.

0:28:340:28:36

Felix and Dom went for B, American Beauty.

0:28:360:28:39

Let's see if that's right.

0:28:390:28:41

Let's see how many of our 100 people said, American Beauty.

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It's right.

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Where does it end up?

0:28:490:28:50

12.

0:28:520:28:54

12 for American Beauty.

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What are you thinking? Bit high?

0:28:590:29:02

Yeah, I don't know what to think yet.

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-We'll find out.

-I wanted to go with E, so...

0:29:040:29:06

-He wanted E, yeah.

-OK. Right.

0:29:060:29:08

Ruaridh and Emma did go for E and they said Run Fatboy Run.

0:29:090:29:13

Who went for the right one?

0:29:130:29:15

Still going down. Oh, well done.

0:29:230:29:25

Very well done.

0:29:250:29:27

20 for Run Fatboy Run.

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That means, Felix and Dom, after one question, you are up 1-0.

0:29:300:29:34

Two good answers there.

0:29:340:29:35

A, you're quite right, it's Bridget Jones' Diary.

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Would've scored you 61.

0:29:380:29:40

The best answer on the board is C...

0:29:400:29:42

Jamie Lee Curtis, John Travolta also in this.

0:29:420:29:44

Perfect would've scored 2 points.

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And the Karate Kid, of course.

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That would've scored you 64.

0:29:510:29:53

There we are. Thank you very much, Richard.

0:29:530:29:55

OK, here comes your second question.

0:29:550:29:57

Ruaridh and Emma, you get to answer this first,

0:29:570:29:59

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

0:29:590:30:01

Our second question is all about...

0:30:010:30:04

-Pigs. Richard.

-Yep, we're just going to give you five clues now to facts

0:30:060:30:09

about pigs. Can you give us the most obscure answer?

0:30:090:30:12

-Pig facts.

-Pig facts!

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Pig facts! OK, here they come.

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Let's reveal them.

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I'll read those all again.

0:30:370:30:38

Now then, Ruaridh and Emma, you will go first.

0:30:560:30:58

WHISPERING

0:30:580:31:00

I think we're going to go with the bottom one.

0:31:100:31:13

I think we're going to say, Cuba.

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Cuba, say Ruaridh and Emma.

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Cuba. Now then, Felix and Dom,

0:31:160:31:18

do you fancy talking us through the rest of the board?

0:31:180:31:21

Well, the top one is...

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I remember. 1984.

0:31:240:31:25

No, not 1984, the other one.

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-Animal Farm.

-Oh, yeah, the other one.

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And then the bottom one is a sow.

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-And then it's a warthog.

-I was thinking a warthog, yeah.

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Animal Farm?

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-Yeah, I guess it has to be.

-Yeah, we will go with Animal Farm at the top.

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Animal Farm. So, we have Cuba and we have Animal Farm.

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Well, Ruaridh and Emma went for Cuba for The Bay of Pigs.

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

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Absolutely right.

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31. 31 for Cuba.

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Felix and Dom, meanwhile, have gone for Animal Farm.

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Let's see if that's right.

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It is right.

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But 51 is what it scores.

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Popular book. Very well done indeed, Ruaridh and Emma,

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you're back in the game. After two questions, it's 1-1.

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Now, was one of you pushing to go for warthog?

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Erm, not especially.

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No, we were more going to guess for the pedigree.

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That would've scored you 32 points, warthog.

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Would've been very exciting.

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The adult female pig is a sow, as you said.

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73 for that.

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And the breed of pig...

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-Tamworth.

-Yeah, as in the Tamworth Two,

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and that would've scored you 10 points.

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-Best answer on the board.

-Thanks very much indeed.

0:32:420:32:45

OK, here comes the first question.

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This is the decider. Whoever wins this one goes through to the final

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and plays for the jackpot. Best of luck to both pairs.

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Our third question is all about...

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The colour yellow, Richard.

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Simply going to show you five clues now relating to the colour yellow.

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Can you give us the most obscure answer

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and get through to that jackpot round?

0:33:020:33:04

OK, here are our five clues.

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We have...

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I'll read those all again.

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OK, and it's the yellows, appropriately enough, who go first.

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-Felix and Dom.

-Dom thinks he knows the top one.

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I think I seem to remember...

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It would be JR Hartley.

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JR Hartley, say Felix and Dom.

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JR Hartley. Now then, Ruaridh and Emma,

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do you want to talk us through our other yellows?

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I know the cartoon series,

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but I don't think that will beat the top one.

0:34:090:34:12

-Do you think we should have a guess at the...?

-Yeah.

-The US state.

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I'm going to go Wyoming for the US state.

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Wyoming, say Ruaridh and Emma.

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So, we have JR Hartley and we have Wyoming.

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Now, Felix and Dom said JR Hartley for our Yellow Pages author.

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

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JR Hartley.

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It's right.

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It's right. That was a good answer to get.

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28.

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Slightly higher than I was expecting, JR Hartley.

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But that's a good score.

0:34:490:34:51

Now, Ruaridh and Emma have gone for Wyoming

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for the Yellowstone National Park. Complete shot in the dark?

0:34:550:34:59

Yeah, I thought they had a good answer,

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so the ones that we knew would have been too high.

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-So, a stab in the dark.

-OK, let's try it. Wyoming.

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Is it right?

0:35:070:35:08

Yes, it is right.

0:35:100:35:12

Wyoming is exactly the state.

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LAUGHING: And it wins you the point.

0:35:160:35:18

Well done. Eight for Wyoming.

0:35:180:35:20

That was a great educated guess. And it means, Ruaridh and Emma,

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that you go through to the final after three questions, 2-1.

0:35:240:35:27

Great tactics. It must've been somewhere

0:35:270:35:29

in the back of your head as well.

0:35:290:35:30

Yeah, 96% of Yellowstone National Park is in Wyoming.

0:35:300:35:33

And you were right. All the other answers would not have won it,

0:35:330:35:36

because those are the best two answers on the board.

0:35:360:35:39

The cartoon series is SpongeBob SquarePants.

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76 points for that.

0:35:420:35:43

31 points for Donovan, who had a hit with Mellow Yellow.

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And a yellowthroat is a bird, and that's another big scorer.

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-43 points.

-Thanks very much, Richard.

0:35:520:35:54

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

0:35:540:35:57

I'm afraid, Felix and Dom. But what an exciting head-to-head that was.

0:35:570:36:01

I mean, it pinged backwards and forwards and backwards and forwards,

0:36:010:36:04

but it means, great news for us, we get to see you again next show.

0:36:040:36:06

So, we'll look forward to that, but meantime, thanks so much,

0:36:060:36:09

Felix and Dom. Great performance.

0:36:090:36:10

APPLAUSE

0:36:100:36:12

But for Ruaridh and Emma, it's now time for our Pointless final.

0:36:130:36:17

Congratulations, Ruaridh and Emma.

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You fought off all the competition

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and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.

0:36:230:36:26

You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot and,

0:36:320:36:34

at the end of today's show, the jackpot is standing at £1,250.

0:36:340:36:39

Well, what a performance. From neptunium...

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From the very beginning, you started with a pointless answer.

0:36:410:36:44

Do you think you can finish your Pointless career

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with a pointless answer as well, and carry that jackpot home, I wonder?

0:36:470:36:50

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

0:36:500:36:53

-Sport.

-Geography is quite good as well.

0:36:530:36:56

-Yeah.

-Yeah.

-OK, well, you know what it's like.

0:36:560:36:59

We'll put four things up there.

0:36:590:37:00

Sometimes they can look quite bewildering when you first see them

0:37:000:37:03

but remember, there are three subsections

0:37:030:37:05

to each category up there. Best of luck.

0:37:050:37:07

Let's there's something up there you like the look of.

0:37:070:37:09

Today's selection looks like this.

0:37:090:37:11

-I think...

-I think... We will go with Rugby Legends.

0:37:190:37:22

Yeah. You're good at your rugby.

0:37:220:37:24

OK, Rugby Legends it is.

0:37:240:37:25

-Richard.

-Well, if you know your rugby,

0:37:250:37:28

this has turned out very nicely. Three questions for you here.

0:37:280:37:30

I suspect you'll do well if you know your stuff.

0:37:300:37:32

We are looking for any of the following, please.

0:37:320:37:34

We are looking for any of the top 20 all-time try scorers

0:37:340:37:38

at the Rugby Union World Cup.

0:37:380:37:40

That's the men's Rugby Union World Cup between 1987 and 2015, please.

0:37:400:37:45

So, any of the top 20 try scorers.

0:37:450:37:46

So, any of the top 20 points scorers

0:37:460:37:49

at those same Rugby World Cups, please.

0:37:490:37:51

Or any of the top 20 all-time appearance records

0:37:510:37:55

at the Rugby Union World Cup.

0:37:550:37:57

So, top 20 try scorers,

0:37:570:37:58

top 20 points scorers

0:37:580:38:00

and the top 20 appearances in Rugby World Cup games, please.

0:38:000:38:03

Very best of luck.

0:38:030:38:05

Thanks very much indeed, Richard.

0:38:050:38:06

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

0:38:060:38:09

and all you need to win the jackpot

0:38:090:38:10

is for just one of those answers to be pointless. Are you ready?

0:38:100:38:13

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

0:38:150:38:17

There they are. Your time starts now.

0:38:170:38:19

Right. I know, like, Jonny Wilkinson and Dan Carter.

0:38:190:38:22

-Yeah.

-Top the list. But they won't be pointless.

0:38:220:38:24

Maybe South Africa.

0:38:260:38:27

Maybe Percy Montgomery.

0:38:270:38:29

-You're much better at this than me.

-We can try him.

0:38:300:38:32

We can say names.

0:38:320:38:35

Who else have we got?

0:38:350:38:36

Italy, maybe Diego Dominguez.

0:38:360:38:40

Potentially...Ireland.

0:38:400:38:42

Ronan O'Gara.

0:38:420:38:43

What ones are these for, though?

0:38:430:38:45

-These are all points scorers.

-All right, OK.

0:38:450:38:47

So, Percy Montgomery.

0:38:470:38:49

New Zealand, might go Andrew Mehrtens.

0:38:500:38:54

Going to try him.

0:38:540:38:55

Just trying and dredge some rugby knowledge up.

0:38:550:38:57

Percy Montgomery, Andrew Mehrtens.

0:38:570:39:00

Erm...

0:39:000:39:01

Samoa... Oh, yeah, and then Fiji, we're going to go Nicky Little.

0:39:020:39:05

-OK.

-So, Percy Montgomery, Andrew Mehrtens and Nicky Little.

0:39:050:39:11

-Are you happy?

-Yeah, I think we've got three.

0:39:110:39:13

We're going to stop the clock. OK. Good, confident approach to this.

0:39:130:39:16

Now, I need your three answers and if you can say which category

0:39:160:39:18

you are answering for in each one.

0:39:180:39:20

These are all for all-time points scorers

0:39:200:39:22

at the Rugby Union World Cup.

0:39:220:39:23

-OK.

-We've got Percy Montgomery.

0:39:230:39:25

-Percy Montgomery.

-Andrew Mehrtens.

0:39:250:39:28

-Andrew Mehrtens.

-And Nicky Little.

0:39:280:39:30

And Nicky Little. Now, of those three,

0:39:300:39:32

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

0:39:320:39:35

I'd say Nicky Little.

0:39:350:39:36

Nicky Little goes last. Least likely to be pointless?

0:39:360:39:39

I'm going to say Percy Montgomery.

0:39:390:39:40

Percy Montgomery goes first.

0:39:400:39:42

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

0:39:420:39:44

and here they are. We have got...

0:39:440:39:47

Well, very best of luck.

0:39:520:39:53

That sounded like a confident set of answers there.

0:39:530:39:57

Let's hope that one of those wins you that jackpot.

0:39:570:39:59

If it does, £1,250,

0:39:590:40:01

what would you do with that?

0:40:010:40:03

Ruaridh, you first.

0:40:030:40:05

Erm...

0:40:050:40:06

I went to America about two years ago, I'd quite like to go back.

0:40:060:40:09

Maybe try something like a road trip.

0:40:090:40:11

-Maybe..

-Maybe to Wyoming, for example,

0:40:110:40:13

-might be a good place to go.

-Yeah!

0:40:130:40:15

-Emma, how about you?

-I would join him on the road trip.

0:40:150:40:18

-Would you? Would you?

-Perfect! There we go.

0:40:180:40:19

Pool your resources. Good.

0:40:190:40:21

Well, very best of luck.

0:40:210:40:22

As I say, three good answers on the board there.

0:40:220:40:24

In all three cases,

0:40:240:40:25

we were looking for all-round points scorers

0:40:250:40:28

in the Rugby Union World Cup.

0:40:280:40:30

Percy Montgomery was your first answer.

0:40:300:40:32

Probably the one you thought was least likely to be pointless,

0:40:320:40:34

but they all sound pretty good to me.

0:40:340:40:36

It has to be pointless for you to win the jackpot so, for £1,250,

0:40:360:40:39

how many people named Percy Montgomery

0:40:390:40:42

as an all-time high scorer in the Rugby Union World Cup?

0:40:420:40:45

It's right.

0:40:480:40:51

Now, all it has to be is pointless

0:40:510:40:52

and it will win that jackpot for you. £1,250.

0:40:520:40:56

Percy Montgomery now takes us down into single figures.

0:40:560:40:58

Down it goes, still going down. Still going down.

0:40:580:41:01

Look at that, pointless!

0:41:010:41:02

APPLAUSE AND CHEERING

0:41:020:41:05

Very well done indeed. Absolutely superb. Brilliant job.

0:41:050:41:08

And so your pointless career finishes as it starts

0:41:140:41:17

with a pointless answer.

0:41:170:41:19

Congratulations. Percy Montgomery was a pointless answer,

0:41:190:41:21

which means you go home with that jackpot of £1,250.

0:41:210:41:25

Brilliant work, Ruaridh and Emma.

0:41:250:41:27

Yeah, one of those categories where if you know one,

0:41:300:41:33

you know all of them. It's a perfect thing to have cropped up.

0:41:330:41:35

It will not surprise you at all

0:41:350:41:37

to learn the other two answers were also both pointless. So many...

0:41:370:41:39

APPLAUSE

0:41:390:41:41

Anyone who knows their rugby,

0:41:460:41:48

loads and loads of big name pointless answers out there,

0:41:480:41:50

so fantastic that this question came up for you.

0:41:500:41:52

I'm so pleased. Let's start with the try scorers as well.

0:41:520:41:56

See how people did at home here.

0:41:560:41:58

Brian Lima, the Samoan they call The Chiropractor.

0:41:580:42:01

Brian Lima. He was a pointless answer.

0:42:010:42:02

Chris Latham. You could have had Drew Mitchell of Australia,

0:42:020:42:05

scored 14 tries. Keith Earls of Ireland a pointless answer.

0:42:050:42:08

Loads of others. Adam Ashley-Cooper, Christophe Dominici, Doug Howlett,

0:42:080:42:11

Jeff Wilson, Vincent Clerc.

0:42:110:42:13

Lots of pointless answers there.

0:42:130:42:16

Let's take a look at the all-time points scorers.

0:42:160:42:18

Chris Paterson would've been a very good answer.

0:42:180:42:20

There's Andrew Mehrtens. Jonny Webb, Neil Jenkins,

0:42:200:42:23

Diego Dominguez who I think you mentioned in your minute.

0:42:230:42:25

Elton Flatley, you could have had Gareth Rees.

0:42:250:42:28

Jannie de Beer, Matt Burke.

0:42:280:42:30

Thierry Lacroix. Lots and lots of pointless answers there as well.

0:42:300:42:33

All-time matches played...

0:42:330:42:34

Gethin Jenkins was a pointless answer.

0:42:360:42:38

Well done if you said that.

0:42:380:42:40

Schalk Burger also a pointless answer.

0:42:420:42:44

Lots of others, actually.

0:42:440:42:45

Lots of other pointless answers you could have had.

0:42:450:42:47

Brian Lima again on that, Bryan Habana, George Gregan,

0:42:470:42:51

Victor Matfield. So, loads of pointless answers on all of these.

0:42:510:42:54

Congratulations. So delighted the right category came up

0:42:540:42:57

and so delighted you chose the right category as well.

0:42:570:42:59

Thanks very much, Richard.

0:42:590:43:01

And thanks, once again, to our winning players, Ruaridh and Emma,

0:43:010:43:04

who go away with today's jackpot of £1,250.

0:43:040:43:07

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:43:080:43:10

Well, join us next time

0:43:110:43:12

when we'll be putting more obscure knowledge to the test on Pointless.

0:43:120:43:15

-Meanwhile, it's goodbye from Richard.

-Goodbye.

0:43:150:43:18

And it's goodbye from me. Goodbye.

0:43:180:43:20

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.