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Episode 3

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APPLAUSE Thank you very much indeed.

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

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the show where the lowest scorers are the biggest winners.

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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 Nick. This is my friend Adam.

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Adam is from London and I'm from Surrey.

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-Couple number two.

-Hi, I'm Kas. This is my fiance, Mark.

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And we're from Ipswich.

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-Couple number three.

-Hi, I'm John.

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This is my lovely daughter, Katie, and we're from Staines-upon-Thames.

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And finally, couple number four.

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Hi, I'm Chrissie, and this is Sue.

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Sue's from London and I'm from Essex.

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And these are today's contestants. APPLAUSE

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Thanks very much to all of you. Four pairs of contestants -

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we'll find out more about each of you throughout the show as

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it goes along, so that just leaves one more person for me to introduce.

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He's got knowledge so wide,

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Richard Branson won't even attempt to fly a balloon across it.

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

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-APPLAUSE

-Hiya. Hi, everybody.

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-Good afternoon to you.

-And to you.

-Are you well?

-I am well.

-Excellent.

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What a jackpot round we had last time, didn't we? Chris and Hannah.

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-Yeah.

-Cos Hannah worked for cricket charities, that was her job,

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and English cricket came up as a category,

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which obviously they chose.

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Actually, it took them a while to choose it, but they did choose it.

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-Yeah.

-And ended up with a 1-pointer.

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-Uh.

-Tough, right?

-Really tough.

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Katie and John were on that show, got through to the head-to-head,

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so they are going to be very tough to beat for our new pairs.

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As John says, he's from Staines-on-Thames,

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-which of course is the new name of Staines.

-That's right.

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So they changed the name of Staines to try to make it sound

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slightly more...slightly nicer,

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and they called it Staines-on-Thames.

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-That's not good, is it?

-That's... If anything, that's worse.

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LAUGHTER

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-That's true, it's like it's a blot on Thames' copybook, isn't it?

-Yeah.

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-Is it Staines-on-Thames or upon?

-Upon. UPON.

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-Oh, that's much nicer.

-As in Kingston upon Thames

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-and Richmond upon Thames.

-See, they all sound lovely.

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LAUGHTER

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Richmond upon Thames, that's beautiful. Staines-upon-Thames...

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You think, "Well, take them off."

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LAUGHTER

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I like Staines-upon-Thames.

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We'll come to love it. ALEXANDER SIGHS NOISILY

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-Shall we play Pointless?

-Yeah, come on, let's do it.

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Let's play pointless. Thank you very much.

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Now, Chris and Hannah didn't win the jackpot, so we will add another

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£1,000 that, so today's jackpot will actually start off at £3,000.

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There we are. APPLAUSE AND OOHS

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

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Now, the pair with the highest score at the end of each round will

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be eliminated, so do your best to find those low-scoring answers.

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Our first category today is...

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It's a words round.

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Can you all decide in your pairs

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

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

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OK, and the question is all about...

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The NATO phonetic alphabet, Richard.

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On each board, we'll show you seven clues.

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The answers to those clues all contain

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a word that is in the NATO phonetic alphabet.

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Just need you to give us an obscure answer, please.

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

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Thanks very much indeed.

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OK, so let's reveal our first board of seven clues, and here they come.

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I shall say all of those one last time.

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-There we go. Nick, welcome to Pointless.

-Hello.

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

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I work for a financial advice company.

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-Ah. Have you got any advice for us?

-Um, you know, just save...

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-Money.

-Brilliant.

-Try to spend less.

-Spend less, save more.

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OK, that is good. How long have you worked for the financial advice...?

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-Just over three years.

-OK. Very good.

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How up to speed are you on your phonetic alphabet, do you think?

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I'm OK, I was just sort of going through it in my head.

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I think I'm going to go for the third one down.

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I think it is a delta.

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Delta, says Nick. Delta. Let's see if that's right.

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

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Not bad, 29.

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29 for delta.

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Nice start, Nick. They're called deltas because a lot of them form

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triangle shapes, which is the shape of the letter delta.

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-Thank you very much indeed, Richard. Now, Kas, welcome.

-Hiya.

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Welcome to Pointless. Great to have you here. What do you do, Kas?

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I work for a well-known supermarket as a non-food stock controller.

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Right, so you're basically filling the shelves,

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making sure there are no gaps?

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I don't really fill this shelves, I just make sure that all the

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stock levels are correct, make sure the stock comes in.

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OK, so if there is suddenly a run on toothpaste,

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you have to make sure...

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-I mean, is it every aisle or...?

-I generally cover health and beauty.

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So toothpaste was absolutely right there.

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-Yeah.

-Fabulous. Now, Kas.

-Mm-hm.

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What would you like to go for on this phonetic alphabet board?

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Right, I think I'll go for the ballroom dance and say foxtrot.

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You'll say foxtrot. Kas says foxtrot. Let's see if it's right.

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

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It's right.

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Well played, Kas. Named after the vaudeville actor Harry Fox.

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-There we go. John. Welcome back.

-Thank you.

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Now, remind us what you like getting up to in Staines.

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What I like getting up to. I play the drums in a couple of bands.

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What kind of bands are they?

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Well, they are the oldest rock bands you've ever met.

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We've got a guitarist in our band, he's 87.

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Wow!

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87. I'm one of the youngest. 73, I'm one of the youngest in the band.

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-Fantastic.

-The name of that band, the Rolling Stones.

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-LAUGHTER

-They're boys compared with us.

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We're called The Taverners, we're named after drinking.

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-That's quite an old name for drinkers as well, isn't it?

-Yeah.

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But I like that. Very nice indeed.

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Now, John, what would you like to go for?

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I'm going to go for the bottom one, I've remembered.

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I think that's Lima.

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Lima. Lima, says John.

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

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Well, it is right.

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32 is our high score, 29 our low, so pretty tight

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for your 37.

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37 for Lima, that is higher than I was expecting.

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I thought we were going to have a new low there.

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Pretty tight, isn't it, between those first three podiums?

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Yeah, Lima, absolutely. Lots of foodies go there now for holidays.

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-Some of the best restaurants in the world in Lima.

-Thank you very much.

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Now, Chrissie, welcome to the show. Great to have you here.

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-What do you do, Chrissie?

-I am an exams administrator.

-For?

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-For doctors.

-Oh, really? And, Chrissie,

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-what are your interests outside medical examining?

-I like baking.

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I like arts and crafts.

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I make my own birthday cards, gift boxes, things like that.

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Very nice. Very nice.

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Now, Chrissie, you're the last person,

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would you like to talk us through it?

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I think the top one might be javelin,

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but I'm not sure and I don't really want to take a guess.

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But the only one that I do know is the month in which men grow

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moustaches, which is, I think, November.

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OK, you're going to go for that one? November, says Chrissie.

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Let's see if that's right.

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

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It's right.

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Oi, oi. 73.

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73 for November.

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It started in 2003, 30 people.

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Now over 4 million a year take part in Movember.

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-Amazing, isn't it?

-Yeah.

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Shall we fill in the rest of this board?

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-We'll take a look at the top one.

-Oh, it's javelin.

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RICHARD LAUGHS

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-It's not, I'm afraid. It is G for golf.

-Golf, yeah.

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-Would've scored 37.

-Now, the introductory course?

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-Alpha.

-The Alpha course, yeah. It's the best answer, actually.

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It would have scored you 15 points.

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Only just the best answer cos this last one... Again,

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you can work it out if you go through your alphabet.

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If someone says something that repeats words that are said to her?

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-Echo.

-Echo.

-Echo.

-Echo.

-Echo.

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-18 points for that.

-Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

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Well, we're halfway through the round,

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let's look at those scores.

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The best score of that round was yours, Nick.

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Very well done indeed. 29.

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Who knew when it stopped at 29 that

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that was actually really a top score?

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Anyway, it is, so well done.

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We travel up from there to 32,

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where we find Kas and Mark.

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Then up to 37, where we find John and Katie. Then up to 73,

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Chrissie and Sue. Now, Sue,

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you get the new board, so it'll be all yours.

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Find a nice low score on there. Best of luck with that.

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

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Can the second players please step up to the podium?

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

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I will read all of those one last time.

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There we are. Sue, we come to you. Sue, what do you do?

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I work with Chrissie. I'm also an exams administrator.

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-Also an administrator.

-Yeah.

-Do you work alongside each other or...?

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We administer different exams, but, yes, we work in the same office.

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What are your hobbies, Sue?

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I like TV, film, music and I am an ardent follower of Take That,

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to my shame.

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-An ardent follower... You follow them to your shame?

-Well, yeah.

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To my family's shame, I should probably say.

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Oh, there's no shame at all about that.

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-Did you cry when Robbie Williams left?

-No.

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-Did you cry when he came back?

-Yes.

-LAUGHTER

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There we are.

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Now, Sue, there you are, you are the high-scorers - 73.

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Look at this pristine board.

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Have you decided which of those is going to be the lowest scorer?

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I think I know a couple,

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but I'm going to go with the second one, which I think is Zulu.

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Zulu, says Sue. Zulu. No red line for you as you are the high-scorers.

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

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It's right.

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Oh, look at that, 3 for Zulu!

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Look at that, Sue!

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That is exactly what you needed.

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That kind of low score, I think, might just keep you in the game.

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76 is your new total.

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Yeah, based on the Battle of Rorke's Drift

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-from 1879.

-There we are.

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Thanks very much. Now, Katie. Katie, welcome back. Remind us what you do.

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-Actress/shop assistant.

-Shop assistant.

-Yes.

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-But in a high-end shop.

-Yes.

-A shop that sells exclusively toiletries...

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-High-end.

-..of the high-end.

-Yeah.

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I'm trying to think...

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You don't really come across that many shops that sell those things.

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-You don't.

-It must be terribly exclusive.

-It's very.

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-That's nice. Sort of nice soaps of interesting hues and flavours.

-Yes.

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Do you sell those things that look like grissini?

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-Oh, yeah, the diffusers.

-Diffusers, that's... Do you sell those?

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-We do indeed.

-Ah, diffusers. There we are.

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Katie, you're on 37.

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The high-scorers at the moment are Chrissie and Sue, behind you,

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on 76. 38 gets you into Round Two.

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Oh, man.

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I thought I was going to be well clever and say Zulu, but alas...

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-That would have been well clever, we now know.

-Yeah.

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I'm going to go with Grand Budapest,

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-and it's hotel.

-Hotel.

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Hotel, says Katie.

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Here's your red line.

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Get below that with the hotel, you're through to the next round.

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How many people said hotel?

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Oh!

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59. Takes your total up to 96.

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Yeah, big score.

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Good film, nominated for nine Oscars, won four of them.

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There you are. Thank you. Now, Mark.

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Mark, welcome to the show.

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What do you do, Mark?

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I'm an onboard conductor for Greater Anglia Trains.

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Now, how did you and Kas meet?

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We met a couple of years ago.

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I do believe you may correct me here, but we met on the pop aisle.

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-You met on the pop aisle?

-The pop aisle of a well-known store.

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Of a well-known store? I'm literally thinking Olive Oyl and Pop-aisle.

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But, um... LAUGHTER

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-That's where they keep the olive oil, isn't it?

-Yeah.

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LAUGHTER Yes.

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-Now, Mark, 32.

-OK.

-..is your score.

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Katie and John are the high-scorers on 96.

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What would you like to go for?

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I'll go for the sixth one,

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Canada's largest providence.

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I'll say Quebec.

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OK, Quebec, says Mark.

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There is your red line.

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If you get below that with Quebec, you are through to the next round.

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How many of our 100 people said Quebec?

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It's right.

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You are through to the next round.

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Just. 52.

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-84 is your total.

-Well played, Mark.

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Yeah, did exactly what you needed to do there. Safely through.

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-Adam.

-Hi.

-Welcome to the show.

-Thank you.

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What do you do, Adam?

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I work in sports tourism,

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so bringing people to London under the banner of sports.

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-So what sort of sports do you look after?

-Mainly football.

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Mainly football.

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There's obviously a huge amount of interest in football in London.

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Yeah, yeah.

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Lots of Premiership clubs, so people love coming to watch it.

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Very good indeed. Now, how do you and Nick know each other?

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We worked together many years ago at a popular fast food restaurant where

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you have to wear red and white stripes and be a bit wacky.

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-Ah! How exhausting.

-It was.

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-It really was.

-But was that fun?

-Uh...

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-No.

-No! LAUGHTER

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The premise was that you had to have fun the entire time.

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-You had to wear hats to reflect your personality.

-Oh, that's fun!

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And when you've done seven shifts in a row

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and are forced to sing Happy Birthday for the tenth time

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that night, you kind of lose all dignity.

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-Yeah.

-I like the fact that you're forced to sing Happy Birthday.

-Yeah.

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-Must always remember that when you are in a restaurant.

-That's true.

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Now, Adam, you're on 29.

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You have to score 66 or less to stay with us.

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Do you want to talk us through that board?

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Well, a form of electromagnetic radiation is X-ray.

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And the green Sesame Street character is Oscar the Grouch.

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I don't know the proceeds Nevada,

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so I'm going to go for the top one,

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which is the first name of the central character in the

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long-running comic strip Peanuts, which is Charlie.

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Charlie is the one you're going to say. Here's your red line.

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Get below that with Charlie and you are into Round Two.

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How many of our 100 people said Charlie?

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It's right.

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And you're through.

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45 for Charlie.

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Very well done indeed, Adam.

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Takes your total up to 74.

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Very well played, Adam. Let's fill in the rest of this board.

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You're right about Oscar. Would have been a much scorer, actually.

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It would have scored you 20 points. Do you know the Nevada one?

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-Sierra.

-Sierra, absolutely.

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That would have scored 38.

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And you're right, Adam, about X-ray.

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And that would have scored 29.

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There we are, thank you very much indeed.

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

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I'm so sorry, John and Katie. I'm so sorry!

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-We were cocky.

-Head-to-headers last time.

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I thought you were finalists for sure.

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-Hey-ho.

-Hey-ho. Oh, well, I'm really sorry.

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It's been lovely having you, thank you so much for playing.

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-Thank you.

-Katie and John.

-Thank you.

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APPLAUSE

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

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Well, I mean, as you know, we shed a pair at the end of each round,

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and you seem to have got rid of our only returning pair,

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so, yeah, very good, well done, carry on is all I can say.

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Best of luck to all three pairs.

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Our category for Round Two today is...

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It's Europe.

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Can you all decide in your pairs who's going first,

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who's going second?

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

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

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We gave 100 people 100 seconds to name...

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European Capitals of Culture, Richard.

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Yeah, we're looking for any city that has been

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a European City of Culture or European Capital of Culture

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all the way through from 1985 up to and including 2016, please.

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So any European City of Culture or European Capital of Culture.

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Worth noting, we're not talking about UK Cities of Culture,

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like Derry, places like that, but European capitals.

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They can be from the UK,

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but it has to be a European Capital of Culture

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or a European City of Culture.

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Right. Nick.

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You are going to be going first.

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-Yeah.

-European City or Capital of Culture.

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-OK. I'm going to try Rotterdam.

-Rotterdam.

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-Yeah.

-Is that a shot in the dark or is it...?

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I think I've heard it somewhere, but, I mean, it could easily be 100.

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OK. Rotterdam, says Nick.

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Let's see if it is 100, or let's see if it is a brilliant answer.

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It's a brilliant answer.

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It's a pointless answer!

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What about that?! Very well done indeed. Rotterdam.

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It adds £250 to today's jackpot, takes it up to £3,250.

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It scores you absolutely nothing

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and earns you huge respect.

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Very, very well done indeed, Nick. Rotterdam.

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Very well played, Nick. Terrific answer.

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Worth it just for how happy Adam looked as well.

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LAUGHTER

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Nick can't look that happy cos then you look a bit cocky,

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-don't you?

-That's right.

-But inside, I know you are,

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but Adam was showing every emotion that you were feeling inside.

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-It's a lovely moment.

-Yeah, terrific answer. 2001, Rotterdam was...

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-2001.

-..a City of Culture.

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Now, Kas, what would you like to go for?

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European City or Capital of Culture.

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I'm just going to take a wild stab in the dark and say...

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Luxembourg?

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-No?

-Luxembourg.

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Luxembourg. City of Culture. Let's see, is it right?

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How many of our 100 people said Luxembourg?

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It's right!

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There you are, Luxembourg.

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It could be another pointless answer.

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Oh, 1!

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ALEXANDER LAUGHS

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There we are. Very well done.

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-Oh, you're the high-scorers, though, Kas, I'm afraid.

-Oh!

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1 for Luxembourg.

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-Now, I enjoyed that for the look on YOUR face.

-Yeah!

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Yeah, it has been twice, actually. 1995 and 2007.

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-The capital of Luxembourg.

-Yeah.

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There you are, brilliant.

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Good.

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There you are, you see?

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Just shows... See?

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Chrissie.

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Um, I honestly don't know either,

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so I'm just going to take a guess at...Prague?

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Prague. Surely. Surely Prague. Let's find out.

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How many of our 100 people said Prague?

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It's right.

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Well, 1 is our high score, 0 is our low.

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4 for Prague!

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Very well played, Chrissie.

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If you're going to guess, that is a very, very good guess.

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Yeah. Very good indeed.

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We're halfway through, let's look at those scores.

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Nothing for Nick. Well done.

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Nick and Adam looking very strong.

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Then up to 1, where we find Kas and Mark.

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Up to 4, Chrissie and Sue.

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I mean, there's nothing really in it, but, Sue,

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you are ahead. That's all you have to acknowledge.

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

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Can the second players please step up to the podium?

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OK, so, Sue, remember we're looking for any city that's been

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a European city, or Capital, of Culture.

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There you are. Way ahead on 4.

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No pressure! Um...Glasgow.

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Glasgow, says Sue. Glasgow.

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No red line for you as you're the high-scorers.

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

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It's right.

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45.

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Taking your total up to 49.

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Yeah, 1990, Glasgow.

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Thanks, Richard. Now, Mark?

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Er, I may go...for...

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Liverpool.

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OK. Liverpool, says Mark.

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

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There is your red line.

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It's right.

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55, Mark,

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taking your total up to 56.

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Yeah, the big guns coming out in this part, aren't they?

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2008 Liverpool was the European City of Culture.

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There we are, thank you. Now then, Adam, you're on nothing.

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You have to score 55 or less.

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What are you going to go for?

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I did have one, but it is a real guess,

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and I've been there and I was pretty sure of it.

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But considering where we are

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and considering capital cities in Europe

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and something that's got a bit of culture to it,

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I'm going to go for Vienna.

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-Vienna?

-Yeah.

-For fun, what was the one you were going to say?

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-Seville.

-OK.

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But you're going to go for Vienna. OK, here is your red line.

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If you can get below this with Vienna,

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you are through to the next round.

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How many of our 100 people said Vienna?

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Oh!

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It's goodnight, Vienna, I'm afraid! Adam, look at that.

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100 points. Now, I'm sorry.

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Linz and Graz in Austria have both been Capitals of Culture,

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both pointless answers as well, but not Vienna.

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If you'd said Seville...

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you also would have scored 100 points.

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-Oh.

-At least that's something.

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-But that's...

-Vienna?

-..harsh, isn't it?

-Yeah, a bit.

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How about...? Let's take a look at some of the pointless answers.

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There's quite a few out there.

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Antwerp in Belgium.

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Bologna, Italy.

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Cork was a pointless answer.

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Well done if you said that.

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Lots Irish viewers, I know, would have done that.

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Genoa - pointless answer. Istanbul.

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Maribor, which is in Slovenia. Football fans might know.

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There's Rotterdam, San Sebastian, Stavanger.

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There's a few others as well. You could have had Essen,

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Patras... Santiago de Compostela was a pointless answer.

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Thessaloniki. Vilnius - a pointless answer as well.

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Very well done if you got any of those.

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Let's take a look at the top three. We've already seen the top two.

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But in third place...

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was...

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Paris...with 38.

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Then we saw the top two, which were Glasgow - 45 -

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and Liverpool right at the top - 55.

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There we are. Thanks very much indeed, Richard.

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So at the end of our second round,

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the pair we're saying goodbye to with a high score of 100 -

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they're also our pointless scorers in the same round -

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but, Adam and Nick, I'm afraid it is you.

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We'll see you again next time,

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

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In the meantime, thanks very much for playing. Adam and Nick!

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-BOTH:

-Thank you.

-APPLAUSE

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

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Many congratulations, Chrissie and Sue, Mark and Kas.

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

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for that jackpot, which is currently standing at £3,250.

0:25:060:25:10

CHEERING

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So, the big news here is that you are now allowed to confer.

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You can chat before you give your answers.

0:25:160:25:18

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

0:25:180:25:20

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

0:25:200:25:23

CHEERING

0:25:230:25:25

Here is your first question. And it concerns...

0:25:280:25:32

Training Exercises, Richard.

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You're going to see five pictures now of particular types of exercise.

0:25:360:25:40

We're also going to give you the names of that exercise underneath,

0:25:400:25:43

the first and last letters of each word, anyway.

0:25:430:25:45

Can you tell us what they are, please? Very best of luck.

0:25:450:25:48

Very good. Let's reveal our five exercises, and here they come.

0:25:480:25:52

We have...

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Now then, Chrissie and Sue,

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you are our low-scorers, so you will go first.

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-D, D.

-Are you sure?

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I think so, yeah.

0:26:280:26:30

Go on.

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I think we're going to go D,

0:26:320:26:34

bicycle.

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D, bicycle, say Chrissie and Sue. D, bicycle.

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Now, Mark and Kas, the board is all yours.

0:26:390:26:41

Do you want to talk us through them?

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-Right, A is...

-Crunch.

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-Don't know what B is.

-No.

0:26:460:26:49

C I would say is lunge.

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And E is the plank.

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Do you want to do A, crunch?

0:26:540:26:56

-Yeah, we'll go A, crunch.

-A, crunch.

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We have bicycle and we have crunch. Chrissie and Sue went for bicycle.

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

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It's right.

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Not bad. 19 for bicycle.

0:27:160:27:17

Mark and Kas, meanwhile, have gone for crunch.

0:27:180:27:21

Let's see if that's right for A.

0:27:210:27:23

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

0:27:230:27:25

It is right.

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58.

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There we are. Very well done, Chrissie and Sue. You win that,

0:27:340:27:37

which means after one question you are up 1-0.

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-Let's take a look at these other ones. Do you know B?

-No.

0:27:400:27:44

See, I was thinking scorpion.

0:27:440:27:45

-But the scorpion is something slightly different. Superman.

-No!

0:27:450:27:49

Yeah, apparently. 7 points for that.

0:27:490:27:51

I've nev... Wow.

0:27:510:27:53

C is the lunge. You are right about that.

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Would have scored you 64 points.

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-And E is of course the notorious plank.

-Mm.

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46 for that.

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There you are. OK, here comes your second question.

0:28:050:28:08

Mark and Kas, you will go first.

0:28:080:28:09

But you have to win this one to stay in the game, so best of luck.

0:28:090:28:12

Our second question today is all about...

0:28:120:28:14

All about Rocks, Richard.

0:28:160:28:17

I'm going to show you the names of five types of rock now

0:28:170:28:20

but in anagram form.

0:28:200:28:21

Can you unscramble them, please, and tell us the most obscure?

0:28:210:28:24

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

0:28:240:28:27

We've got...

0:28:280:28:30

Mark and Kas, the board's all yours.

0:28:390:28:41

-Limestone?

-Yes, yes.

0:28:430:28:44

-We'll go with that one.

-OK.

0:28:440:28:46

OK, we'll go for the third one.

0:28:460:28:48

And we'll go for...

0:28:480:28:49

limestone.

0:28:490:28:51

Limestone.

0:28:510:28:52

Limestone, say Mark and Kas.

0:28:520:28:55

Now then, Chrissie and Sue.

0:28:550:28:57

-OK, so the second one?

-Yeah.

0:29:000:29:01

The second one.

0:29:010:29:03

-Slate.

-OK, slate.

0:29:030:29:04

So we have limestone and we have slate.

0:29:040:29:07

Mark and Kas went with limestone.

0:29:070:29:09

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

0:29:090:29:12

40.

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40 for limestone. Chrissie and Sue have gone for slate.

0:29:230:29:25

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

0:29:250:29:28

Slate - 62.

0:29:330:29:35

Well done, Mark and Kas, you're back in the game.

0:29:360:29:39

You won that, which means after two questions it's 1-1.

0:29:390:29:42

I got so stuck on limestone, cos I saw

0:29:420:29:44

"enite" at the end.

0:29:440:29:45

You know, like some minerals have that at the end of it.

0:29:450:29:47

So I couldn't get it out of my head. I did terribly!

0:29:470:29:50

And the top one, it's also got "stone" in it,

0:29:500:29:53

but what else has it got?

0:29:530:29:55

-Mudstone.

-Mudstone.

-Mudstone.

0:29:550:29:57

Well done if you said that at home. 14 points.

0:29:570:29:59

Tearing...

0:29:590:30:01

is granite.

0:30:010:30:02

Oh, God, I'm useless at this.

0:30:020:30:04

And that would have scored 56. And the bottom one...

0:30:040:30:07

is basalt.

0:30:070:30:09

Basalt would have scored 18.

0:30:090:30:10

-So the best answer on the board is mudstone.

-Marvellous.

0:30:100:30:13

Thank you very much indeed. So here comes your third question.

0:30:130:30:16

Whoever wins this goes through to the final

0:30:160:30:18

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

0:30:180:30:20

Our third question today is all about...

0:30:200:30:23

Opera, Richard.

0:30:230:30:24

-AUDIENCE GROANS

-Simply...

0:30:240:30:26

Good news, isn't it(?) Simply five clues now to facts about opera.

0:30:260:30:30

The team that gives us the most obscure answer

0:30:300:30:32

is going through to play for the jackpot. Very best of luck.

0:30:320:30:34

Thanks very much indeed.

0:30:340:30:36

OK, let's reveal our five clues, and here they are. We've got...

0:30:360:30:39

I'll read those one last time.

0:31:010:31:03

And Chrissie and Sue will go first.

0:31:220:31:24

I don't... I don't know.

0:31:240:31:26

Yeah.

0:31:270:31:29

Um... I'm going to take a guess

0:31:290:31:31

at the last one,

0:31:310:31:33

at libre?

0:31:330:31:35

Libre, say Chrissie and Sue. Libre.

0:31:350:31:37

Now, Mark and Kas, talk us through the board if you can.

0:31:370:31:42

OK, the Australian city would be Sydney.

0:31:420:31:45

-The operatic singer, let's say... Pavarotti.

-Pavarotti.

0:31:450:31:49

The country house and estate...

0:31:490:31:51

-I don't know that.

-I don't know that. And...we're going...

0:31:510:31:54

We'll go for the fourth one, the composer.

0:31:540:31:56

We're going to guess at...

0:31:560:31:59

Vivaldi.

0:31:590:32:01

OK, you're going to go for Vivaldi.

0:32:010:32:03

So, we have libre and Vivaldi.

0:32:030:32:05

Chrissie and Sue say libre.

0:32:050:32:07

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

0:32:070:32:10

No.

0:32:120:32:14

I'm afraid that's incorrect, which means, Mark and Kas,

0:32:140:32:16

you merely have to be correct with Vivaldi

0:32:160:32:18

and you will win the point. Is Vivaldi right, though?

0:32:180:32:21

No! Vivaldi is not right.

0:32:240:32:27

-Which means, after three questions, it's 1-1 still.

-Yeah.

0:32:270:32:30

Literally... You knew a couple of answers there.

0:32:300:32:32

You could have been straight into the jackpot round

0:32:320:32:34

if you'd gone with one of your obvious ones.

0:32:340:32:36

-Because it's not the libre...

-Libretto.

0:32:360:32:38

It comes from the same word. Libretto.

0:32:380:32:40

-Oh.

-And libretto would have scored you 12 points.

0:32:400:32:44

-And the composer - not Vivaldi.

-Mozart.

0:32:440:32:46

Mozart. And Mozart would have scored you...

0:32:460:32:49

21. You were right about Sydney.

0:32:490:32:51

Would have seen you into the jackpot round.

0:32:510:32:54

Would have scored you 60 points.

0:32:540:32:55

You were right about Pavarotti as well.

0:32:550:32:58

That also would have seen you into the jackpot round.

0:32:580:33:00

Would have scored 49.

0:33:000:33:01

-And the country house?

-Glyndebourne.

-It's Glyndebourne.

0:33:010:33:04

And Glyndebourne would have scored you 24.

0:33:040:33:06

-So libretto is the best answer on that board.

-Thanks very much indeed.

0:33:060:33:10

OK, so here comes your fourth question.

0:33:100:33:12

When I said the last one was the decider, I lied!

0:33:120:33:14

LAUGHTER

0:33:140:33:15

This one, of course, is the decider, which means,

0:33:150:33:17

Mark and Kas, you will go first this time.

0:33:170:33:19

Best of luck to both pairs. Our fourth question today concerns...

0:33:190:33:23

-Gerry Anderson TV Shows, Richard.

-I'm going to show you

0:33:250:33:27

the titles now of five Gerry Anderson TV shows.

0:33:270:33:29

We're going to give you the first and last letters or numbers

0:33:290:33:32

of the words of those shows. Can you tell us what they are, please?

0:33:320:33:35

Very best of luck.

0:33:350:33:37

OK, let's reveal our five clues to Gerry Anderson TV shows,

0:33:370:33:39

and here they are.

0:33:390:33:40

We have got...

0:33:400:33:42

I'll read those all one last time.

0:33:500:33:52

So, Mark and Kas will go first.

0:34:000:34:03

OK. I'm going to go for the last question.

0:34:030:34:07

-It'll be For Feather Fours.

-OK.

0:34:070:34:10

For Feather Fours.

0:34:100:34:12

Very good. Now, Chrissie and Sue?

0:34:120:34:15

I know the other four.

0:34:170:34:19

We're going to go for

0:34:190:34:20

the fourth one. Supercar.

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Supercar, say Chrissie and Sue. Supercar.

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So we have For Feather Fours.

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And we have Supercar.

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Mark and Kas said For Feather Fours. Let's see if that's right,

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and if it is, let's see how many of our 100 people said it.

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I'm afraid that is incorrect, Mark and Kas.

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Chrissie and Sue have gone for Supercar.

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Let's see if that's right.

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

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-Phew!

-It's right.

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11 for Supercar.

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Which means, Chrissie and Sue, after four questions,

0:35:030:35:06

you are through to the final. 2-1.

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Well played, both teams. They knew their Gerry Anderson.

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I have to say, it's not For Feather Fours.

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It's Four Feather FALLS, I'm afraid. It would have scored...

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It would have scored 12 points.

0:35:160:35:18

-Oh!

-It would have been very, very exciting.

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I have to say you still would have lost,

0:35:200:35:23

but it would have been very exciting.

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And I'm sure everyone knows the top three.

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Stingray at the top there.

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29.

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Thunderbirds...

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49.

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And Space: 1999.

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32.

0:35:380:35:39

Thank you very much indeed.

0:35:390:35:41

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

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I'm afraid, Mark and Kas, it's you.

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You came this far, within touching distance, as they say,

0:35:450:35:48

of the final round, but we will see you again next time.

0:35:480:35:50

We look forward to that very much.

0:35:500:35:52

Let's hope you do just as well, if not better, then.

0:35:520:35:54

In a meantime, thanks very much indeed, Mark and Kas.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Right, for Chrissie and Sue, it's now time for our Pointless final.

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Well, congratulations, Chrissie and Sue.

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You fought off all the competition

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-and you've won our coveted Pointless trophy.

-Yes.

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You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot,

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and at the end of today's show the jackpot is standing at £3,250.

0:36:210:36:25

CHEERING

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Well, you've done so well.

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Your first and only appearance on Pointless

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and here you are in the final. We've put you through the ringer.

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Let's just think of the journey we've been on.

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We started off with the Nato Phonetic Alphabet,

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then we had European Capitals and Cities of Culture,

0:36:380:36:40

then we had Training Exercises, Rocks,

0:36:400:36:43

Opera and Gerry Anderson TV Shows.

0:36:430:36:46

And Supercar brought you swiftly here, which is fantastic.

0:36:460:36:51

As always, you get to choose from the four options

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we put up on the board.

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Today's choices are these, and we've got...

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-Do you want to go for film?

-Yeah.

-The Number 12 In Film.

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The Number 12 In Film. OK. Very best of luck.

0:37:110:37:14

OK, very best of luck.

0:37:140:37:16

We're looking for anybody who was in the cast of any

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of the following three films, according to IMDb, please.

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So anyone credited in any of the following three films.

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We're looking for anyone in the...

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Very, very best of luck.

0:37:340:37:36

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

0:37:360:37:38

three answers, and all you need to win that jackpot of £3,250,

0:37:380:37:41

don't forget, is for just one of those answers to be pointless.

0:37:410:37:46

-Are you ready?

-Yes, thank you.

0:37:460:37:47

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

0:37:470:37:49

There they are. Your time starts now.

0:37:490:37:51

OK, I don't know anyone in 12 Angry Men.

0:37:510:37:53

-But 12 Years A Slave - Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt.

-OK.

0:37:530:37:57

-Um, I don't know...

-I don't know how to pronounce that guy's name.

0:37:570:37:59

-Chechen... The guy that won the Oscar.

-I don't know.

0:37:590:38:02

12 Monkeys was Bruce Willis.

0:38:020:38:04

Um, I think Gary Oldman might have been in it.

0:38:040:38:07

OK, I've not seen any of them, so I don't actually know.

0:38:070:38:09

So are you happy with...

0:38:090:38:12

-Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt and Gary Oldman?

-OK.

-Just as a...?

-Yeah.

0:38:120:38:16

-OK. OK. Because...

-I don't know...

-I can't think of anybody else.

0:38:160:38:20

I've not seen any of them, so I don't actually know who was in them.

0:38:200:38:23

12 Monkeys... It was definitely Bruce Willis.

0:38:230:38:25

I'm sure it's Gary Oldman.

0:38:250:38:27

Do you want me to do Bruce Willis instead?

0:38:270:38:29

No, cos I think he'll be not pointless, really.

0:38:290:38:31

Not pointless. OK.

0:38:310:38:33

But he might be right, as opposed to Gary Oldman, who is not right.

0:38:330:38:36

-Hm. I don't...

-OK, we'll stick with Gary Oldman, then.

0:38:360:38:38

Yeah, Gary Oldman, Benedict Cumberbatch and Brad Pitt.

0:38:380:38:41

-Ten seconds left.

-OK.

-OK, are you happy?

0:38:410:38:43

-I think so, yeah.

-All right, we'll stop the clock.

0:38:430:38:45

If you give me your three answers

0:38:450:38:46

and say which films you're talking about.

0:38:460:38:48

-12 Monkeys... We're going with Gary Oldman.

-Gary Oldman.

0:38:480:38:51

12 Years A Slave - Benedict Cumberbatch and Brad Pitt.

0:38:510:38:54

OK, Benedict Cumberbatch and Brad Pitt from 12 Years A Slave.

0:38:540:38:57

Of those three, which do you think

0:38:570:38:59

is your best shot at a pointless answer?

0:38:590:39:01

Um, probably Gary Oldman.

0:39:010:39:02

Least likely to be pointless?

0:39:020:39:04

-Benedict Cumberbatch.

-Benedict Cumberbatch for 12 Years A Slave.

0:39:040:39:07

-And Brad Pitt.

-Brad Pitt sandwich. Yes.

0:39:070:39:09

LAUGHTER There we are.

0:39:090:39:10

Let's put those answers up in the board in that order,

0:39:100:39:12

and here they are. We've got...

0:39:120:39:14

Very, very best of luck.

0:39:180:39:19

If one of these answers, let's say Gary Oldman,

0:39:190:39:21

turns out to be a pointless answer and you win the jackpot, £3,250,

0:39:210:39:26

that is turning into quite a nice sum of money there,

0:39:260:39:28

what would you do with that? Chrissie, you first.

0:39:280:39:31

I'd probably buy a new cat.

0:39:310:39:34

What's wrong with the old one?

0:39:340:39:36

LAUGHTER

0:39:360:39:38

-I just love cats.

-Oh, very good. Sue?

0:39:380:39:41

Take That are doing a residency in Las Vegas next year. So...

0:39:410:39:45

-It's a shoo-in.

-It's a given, really.

-Surely!

0:39:450:39:47

OK, well, let's find out.

0:39:470:39:49

Your first answer was Benedict Cumberbatch.

0:39:490:39:51

In this case we were looking for cast members from 12 Years A Slave.

0:39:510:39:54

If this is pointless, it will win you £3,250.

0:39:540:39:56

How many people said Benedict Cumberbatch?

0:39:560:39:59

It's right. Benedict Cumberbatch.

0:40:010:40:04

If this goes all the way down to zero, you leave here with £3,250.

0:40:040:40:08

Down it goes through the 20s, through the teens.

0:40:080:40:12

Into... Not quite into single figures. 10.

0:40:120:40:14

Not bad at all. Good score.

0:40:140:40:18

Sadly, not a pointless answer,

0:40:180:40:20

but you've got two more chances to find a pointless answer.

0:40:200:40:22

Your next answer, also from 12 Years A Slave was Brad Pitt.

0:40:220:40:26

Again, if this is pointless, it will win you £3,250.

0:40:260:40:29

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

0:40:290:40:32

Well, Benedict Cumberbatch took us all the way down to 10.

0:40:350:40:37

Brad Pitt now takes us through the 50s and the 40s.

0:40:370:40:41

Through the 30s...

0:40:410:40:42

Into the teens...

0:40:420:40:44

Passes 10. 9!

0:40:440:40:46

Next one will be 8!

0:40:460:40:48

It's going the right way.

0:40:480:40:51

We're down to 9. We're into single figures. This is good.

0:40:510:40:53

Sadly, not a pointless answer, though,

0:40:530:40:55

which means everything is now riding on your third and final answer -

0:40:550:40:58

Gary Oldman.

0:40:580:40:59

And this is either a brilliant answer or an incorrect answer.

0:40:590:41:02

You weren't entirely sure.

0:41:020:41:03

If Gary Oldman is pointless, it wins you £3,250.

0:41:030:41:06

How many of our 100 people said Gary Oldman? Is it pointless?

0:41:060:41:10

Oh, no!

0:41:130:41:15

Oh, bad luck!

0:41:150:41:17

Well, it was a good punt to take.

0:41:190:41:21

It was a good punt to take but I'm afraid you didn't manage

0:41:210:41:24

to find that all-important pointless answer,

0:41:240:41:26

so I'm afraid you don't win today's jackpot of £3,250.

0:41:260:41:28

That will roll over on to the next show, but what a performance!

0:41:280:41:32

You've done so well. And you get to take home a Pointless trophy.

0:41:320:41:35

-Yes!

-So very, very well done for that.

0:41:350:41:37

Ladies and gentlemen, Chrissie and Sue!

0:41:370:41:39

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:41:390:41:41

Well played, Chrissie and Sue.

0:41:450:41:46

Let's take a look at the pointless answers in the different categories.

0:41:460:41:49

We'll start with 12 Monkeys.

0:41:490:41:51

There's actually only four actors

0:41:510:41:53

who scored any points at all in this.

0:41:530:41:54

Simon Jones,

0:41:570:41:58

who played Arthur Dent in Hitchhiker's Guide.

0:41:580:42:00

The only actors who scored points there were Bruce Willis,

0:42:000:42:03

Brad Pitt, Christopher Plummer and Madeleine Stowe.

0:42:030:42:06

Cast of 12 Angry Men - six of those angry men were pointless.

0:42:060:42:09

And they were... Some great actors here...

0:42:090:42:12

Also could have had John Fiedler

0:42:150:42:17

and Joseph Sweeney.

0:42:170:42:18

And the cast of 12 Years A Slave...

0:42:180:42:21

Some big actors here as well.

0:42:210:42:23

Michael Kenneth Williams -

0:42:230:42:24

more famous from The Wire.

0:42:240:42:25

Paul Giamatti - wonderful actor.

0:42:250:42:27

Quvenzhane Wallis,

0:42:270:42:28

who was the youngest ever nominee for a Best Actress Oscar.

0:42:280:42:31

Sarah Paulson.

0:42:310:42:32

Everyone in that film was a pointless answer,

0:42:320:42:33

other than Cumberbatch, Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o,

0:42:330:42:37

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Paul Dano.

0:42:370:42:39

Everybody else was a pointless answer,

0:42:390:42:41

-so very well done if you said any other answers.

-Thanks, Richard.

0:42:410:42:44

Unfortunately, we have to say goodbye to you, Chrissie and Sue,

0:42:440:42:46

but it's been fabulous having you here. Thank you for playing.

0:42:460:42:49

Chrissie and Sue! Great contestants!

0:42:490:42:51

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:42:510:42:52

Well, sadly, Chrissie and Sue didn't win the jackpot today,

0:42:540:42:57

which means it rolls on to the next show

0:42:570:42:59

when we will be playing for £4,250.

0:42:590:43:01

CHEERING

0:43:010:43:04

Join us and then to see someone can win it.

0:43:040:43:06

-Meanwhile, it's goodbye from Richard...

-Goodbye.

0:43:060:43:08

And it's goodbye from me. Goodbye.

0:43:080:43:10

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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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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