Episode 31 Pointless


Episode 31

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 and welcome

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to Pointless, the show that makes big winners

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out of the lowest scorers. Let's meet today's players.

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APPLAUSE

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And couple number one.

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Hi, I'm Dom, and this is Mike, and we're housemates from Brixton.

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-Couple number two.

-Hi, I'm Carly and this is Rakesh,

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we're husband and wife from Bristol.

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Couple number three.

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Hello, my name is Shaun, this is my wife, Corrina,

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and we're from Bournemouth.

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And finally, couple number four.

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Hi, I'm Patricia, this is my daughter Ames,

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and we're from Beccles in Suffolk.

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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 warm welcome to Pointless.

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We'll get to chat to each of you throughout Round One.

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

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Yes, he HAS been working out, thanks for noticing!

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

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Hiya. Hi, everybody.

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Afternoon.

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-Good afternoon to you.

-Good afternoon.

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Well, this is Brixton v Bristol v Bournemouth v Beccles.

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-That's quite fun, isn't it?

-All the Bs, yeah.

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Now, really interesting end to the last show.

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Mike and Jim got through to the final.

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One of their questions was words ending and beginning in W.

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And you know in families sometimes, where you get a word wrong

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or you hear a word wrong? Now, you get those little kind of things

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on your nail, they're called whitlows.

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-Yeah.

-And that was a pointless answer.

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And the good news was, Jim knew what they were called,

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but in his family they'd always called them wicklows.

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So it was an incorrect answer.

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He'd spent his entire life quite rightly calling them a wicklow,

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cos that's what his mum had called them,

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and that's what he'd learned them as, and it cost him £1,250.

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-Oh.

-Ohhh.

-That's...

-GROANING

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Listen how gutted everyone here sounds!

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The audience actually ARE gutted, to be fair, but no-one on the podiums.

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Two pairs are coming back, on podiums three and four,

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and fingers crossed we'll seem them more.

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Neither pair got into the head-to-head on the last show.

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So it should be a cracker.

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Thanks very much. Well, as you've gathered, Mike and Jim

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didn't win the jackpot last time, which means we add another £1,000

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to that. So today's jackpot starts off at £2,250.

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There we are.

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

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So here is the only thing you have to remember -

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the pair with the highest score at the end of each round will be

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eliminated. That is it. Other than that, you're on your own.

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Best of luck. Our first category this afternoon...

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is Football.

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

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who's going to go second?

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And whoever is 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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as many teams above Scotland in the Fifa rankings as they could.

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Teams above Scotland in the Fifa rankings.

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-Richard.

-Yeah, as of January 2016 Scotland were ranked number 52

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in the world, in men's international football.

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Looking for any of the 51 countries that were ranked above them, please.

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OK, thanks very much indeed.

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Any of the 51 countries ranked above Scotland.

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Mike, welcome to Pointless, good to have you here.

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From Brixton in London. What do you do, Mike?

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I'm a credit controller for an insurance firm.

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OK. How long have you been doing that?

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-Nearly two years now.

-And when you stop controlling credit, Mike,

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what do you like doing?

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Erm, going to the gym, playing squash,

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going out with my friends at the weekend, that sort of thing.

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OK, very good. Now, you and Dom, you said were housemates?

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-That's right.

-How long have you known each other?

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-Since we were about 12, actually, we went to school together.

-Oh, that's nice.

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-Long-time friends.

-Yeah,

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so for quite a long time. We've been travelling together as well,

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lived together for about two years.

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Excellent. Good stuff. Now, football, I'm guessing,

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might be quite a good category for you?

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Yeah, I think so, hopefully.

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Fifa rankings, what are you going to go for?

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Erm, can I go for Romania, please?

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Romania, says Mike.

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

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It's right.

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Look at that, 2!

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Very well done indeed, Mike! Great answer,

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excellent start to the game.

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Yeah, qualified for the World Cup seven times, Romania.

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Very good start to the show, well played.

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Thanks, Richard.

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Now, Carly, welcome to Pointless. Lovely to have you here.

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-What you do in Bristol?

-I'm a clinical trials pharmacist.

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R-R-Right. Tell me what that means, tell me exactly what you do.

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Erm, so I'm a pharmacist by trade, er,

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but I kind of manage the drugs side of...

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drugs that are in the clinical-trials stage of development.

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-I see.

-And I work in a big hospital trust.

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I see, OK, Carly, and what do you like getting up to aside from that?

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Erm, we like travelling, I love just as many places as I can go to,

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really. Do a bit of cooking.

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Very good. Now, how are we feeling about our Fifa world rankings?

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Er, not great at football, I'll be honest.

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Um, so not really sure, so I might play a little bit safe.

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-Italy?

-Italy, says Carly.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people went with Italy.

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It's right.

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Well, 2 is our only score at this point.

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Italy stops at 48.

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Yeah, ranked one place above Romania, in 15th, Italy,

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in January 2016.

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Thanks very much, Richard. Shaun, welcome back.

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-Thank you.

-OK, so remind us what you do down in Bournemouth.

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I work at Bournemouth University, I work in the media school there.

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And you're a tutor?

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Yeah, technical tutor, yes.

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Do you tutor small groups of people or do you tutor one-on-one or

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-do you...?

-It is, it's classes that range roughly between 14 to 20,

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seminar groups, as they're called.

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I see, and what's your specialist area of knowledge?

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I enjoy video production, so I enjoy working with the cameras,

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editing as well, I'm a qualified editor.

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OK. Very good. The technology's always changing, isn't it?

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It is. As a university you try and stay, if not ahead of the game,

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at least on top of the game, as it changes,

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so you try and change equipment and techniques and things like that.

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So, Shaun, anyone higher than Scotland in the Fifa world rankings.

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Erm, I am going to go for an African nation,

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and I'm going to go for Ghana.

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Ghana, says Shaun.

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Sounds like an informed choice, that, Ghana.

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

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It is right. 48's our high score at this point,

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which you pass. 2 is our low.

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Which you've passed! Very well done indeed, Shaun.

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That makes up for last time, I think, does it not?

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That's a pointless answer, it adds £250 to today's jackpot -

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takes the total up to £2,500, scores you nothing.

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Very well done indeed, Shaun, fabulous work.

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Terrific work, Shaun, it's a great answer. 33rd in the world.

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There we go. Patricia, welcome back.

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-Hello.

-Lovely to have you back.

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Round Two, we had to say goodbye to you last time.

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Remind us what you get up to in Beccles.

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I'm a teaching assistant,

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I'm the mother of five children and grandmother of one, Eli,

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so I'd like to say hello to Eli if I could.

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Hi, Eli. So when you teach, when you assist with the teaching,

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are there any special disciplines that you have or do you just teach

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-across the board?

-Erm, I specialise in science.

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I'm also a science instructor, which means I teach very small groups

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of children who don't work so well in a big classroom of students.

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Good stuff. OK, now, Patricia, what would you like to go for?

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Er, well, I'd like to say goodbye to everyone,

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because I think I'm going again.

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Um, I will try Portugal.

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Portugal, says Patricia. Let's see if that's right,

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

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It's right. Well, 48 is our high score still.

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Portugal passes that, look at that.

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28 for Portugal.

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Not bad at all, 28 for Portugal.

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Yeah, ranked number seven in the world, Portugal -

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perennial underachievers, though, really,

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given the talent they've had over the years.

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Thank you, Richard. Well, we're halfway through the round.

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Let's take a look at those scores. Shaun, how about that?

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A pointless answer there, very well done indeed.

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Shaun and Corrina looking very strong at this point.

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Then up to 2, where we find Mike and Dom. Up to 28, Patricia and Ames.

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Not bad, you see there, Patricia, after all.

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And then 48, I'm afraid, Carly, that is our high score so, Rak,

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we need a nice low score from you. Very, very 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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Ames, welcome back to Pointless.

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-Hello.

-Remember, we're looking for any national team that is above

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Scotland in the Fifa rankings.

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Now, remind us what you do, Ames.

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Erm, I'm an admin assistant for a medical centre.

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That is right, and what are your hobbies outside that?

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Erm, writing, crochet, puzzle books!

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Now, let's go back to the writing.

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You say you're writing a screenplay at the moment?

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Yeah. I have a particular love for comedy ever since I saw the amazing

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series Spaced when I was 16,

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and since then I've been dead set on making people laugh for a living.

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So what stage are you at with the screenplay? How far have you got with it?

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Erm, so I have the basic outline of the story.

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I'm a bit Tarantino, when it comes to conversation,

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I need to bring it back a little bit, it's a little bit lengthy,

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but nothing that a bit of editing won't help.

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Excellent. Well, best of luck with all of that, Ames,

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and best of luck with your answer now.

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We have a high score which is 48, you're 28.

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19 or less gets you into the next round.

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I've got a couple of answers but I don't know whether

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I should risk it. But then I think, "You're only here once,"

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but then I think, "My mum will kill me." Erm...

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-Yeah.

-I'm going to go safe.

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I'm going to go for Holland.

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Holland, says Ames.

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OK, let's see if Holland is right. Here is your red line. If you can

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get below this red line with Holland,

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you are through to the next round.

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There it is.

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43.

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43, 71 your total. I mean, you might have kept yourself

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in the game there, Ames, we shall see.

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But best of luck anyway, 71.

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Yeah, the Netherlands, really, so apologies

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to our Netherlands viewers, but we always accept Holland, don't we?

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Thanks very much, Richard.

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Now, Corrina, that was a very helpful score from Shaun, fantastic,

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pointless scoring indeed there. Corrina, remind us what you do.

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Erm, I work in academic operations, also at Bournemouth University.

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And the operations that you're involved in are what, exactly?

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Not on the kind of surgical one,

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it's more kind of implementing strategy.

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-Right you are.

-So making sure it happens.

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OK, and your hobbies outside of university work?

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We've got two dogs, so I love going out to the beach and walking them

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in lovely Bournemouth and the New Forest and...

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-What kind of dogs are they?

-They're two pugs.

-Awww.

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-Yeah.

-OK, well, listen, there you are on nothing,

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the high scorers on 71 are behind you - Ames and Patricia.

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If you can score 70 or less, you are through to the next round.

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Yes, I'll apologise to Shaun in advance.

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He loves football, I hate football, I know nothing about it,

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so I'm just go to take a complete punt and go for...

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-Spain.

-Spain, says Corrina.

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Shaun gives that a firm nod.

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Here's your red line, all you have to do is get below that. Spain.

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How many people said Spain?

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It's right.

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And you're through. Very well done.

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54. 54 your total.

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Yeah, it's all you had to do. Well played.

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Yeah, ranked number three in the world, Spain.

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Thanks, Richard. Now, Rak, welcome to Pointless. Good to have you here.

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What do you do, Rak?

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I'm an IT project manager for a local procurement organisation.

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Now, Rak, what do you do when you're not procuring?

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Well, recently I've taken up running.

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I joined a local running club,

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so they've got us on a couch to 5K course, as it were,

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so they've taken us to 10K and they've got a load of us

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up to entering a half marathon later this year.

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You're starting to get into serious training for that?

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-Yeah, you wouldn't guess it, but, you know.

-I would. I would, Rak.

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Look at that. So, yes, your times are getting better,

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everyone else in the club... I suppose you're all doing it at the same time,

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-is it quite competitive?

-Well, it's quite a friendly club, so everyone goes at their own pace.

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Most of our ethos is, just get around, doesn't matter how long,

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just get around, and that's kind of mine.

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As long as I finish it, that's my goal.

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Good for you. There you are on 48.

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If you can get 22 or less with this answer,

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you are into the next round, Rak.

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Not one of my strongest subjects, I must admit,

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but I'm going to take a guess with Ukraine.

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Ukraine. There is your red line. Get below that with Ukraine,

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you are into Round Two.

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It's right.

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And you're into Round Two.

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And it scores you 6.

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Very well done indeed, that was a canny guess there, Rak.

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54 is your total - you join Corrina and Shaun.

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That's a strong answer for someone who's not confident on football.

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Well played. Yeah, 29th in the world at the start of 2016.

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Thanks very much, Richard.

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Now, Dom, welcome to Pointless, good to have you here from Brixton.

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-And what you do, Dom?

-I work in market research.

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In any particular area of market research or...?

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-All sorts. Lots of TV...

-You see, that's fun.

-Also banking, all sorts.

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At any stage have you ever given 100 people

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-100 seconds to come up with...?

-Not quite!

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But hopefully 1,000 people ten minutes maybe, so...

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I mean, is that based on sort of survey work, is that how you...?

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Yeah, so some of it's focus groups and some of it's actually kind of

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predicting... So you'd ask 1,000 people and you've got to guess what

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-they'd answer.

-OK, now, Dom, great scoring from Mike in the first pass.

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2 is the score on your podium. 71 remains our high score,

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Ames and Patricia at the far end there.

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What would you like to go for? 68 is your target.

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I don't know much about football but I'm going to take a punt,

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slightly, but I think it will be right.

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I'm going to go for Sweden.

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Sweden. Now, here is your red line.

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Quite forgiving, in terms of its height up the column.

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

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Well done, Dom.

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Good enough.

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Better than good enough.

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Look at that, down we go to 15. Giving you

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a total of 17, which is the lowest score by some margin, of the round,

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-very well done.

-Yeah, very well played.

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Now, there's all sorts of pointless answers out there.

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Before we get to them, just a few other ones.

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We can use the home nations in this, it's not the UK any more, so Wales,

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for example, would have scored you 34 points,

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Northern Ireland would have scored you 7 points - both would have been very good answers.

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Do you know who the number-one ranked team in the world were at the start of 2016? I'll give you a clue.

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So, third was Spain, second was Argentina.

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Highest ranked in the world, anybody?

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-Belgium.

-Belgium is the right answer,

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Belgium ranked number one in the world, absolutely.

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That would have scored you 30 points, Belgium.

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A couple of low scorers -

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2 points for Paraguay, Ecuador, Hungary, Algeria, Costa Rica,

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1 point Senegal and South Korea.

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Now let's take a look at those pointless answers.

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Albania, the Cape Verde Islands

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have had an extraordinary rise through the rankings.

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Congo.

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Finland, there's Ghana, Guinea.

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Iran, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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Very well done if you said any of those at home.

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Thanks very much indeed, Richard. So at the end of that round, the pair we've got to say goodbye to,

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I'm afraid, on that far podium, it's Ames and Patricia.

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-Oh, I'm so sorry. It's been lovely having you back but it's just been a bit brief.

-It has!

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Just not our category, the worst one that could possibly come up,

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so just the luck of the draw today.

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I'm afraid it always is, yes, but it's been lovely having you here,

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-thank you so much for playing. Ames and Patricia.

-Thank you.

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Good luck, everyone.

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

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Well, 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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Well done, Mike and Dom, nice low combination of scores there.

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But hats off to you, Shaun, for our pointless answer there,

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very well done indeed.

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Best of luck to all three pairs. Our category for Round Two is...

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Music.

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

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who's going to go second? And whoever is going first,

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please step up to the podium.

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OK, and the question concerns...

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Musical Instruments.

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-Richard.

-Going to show you six clues on each pass to musical instruments.

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We're also going to give you the first letter of those instruments,

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so it's going to be six on the first pass, six on the second,

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12 in all to guess at home. Good luck.

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Thanks very much, so let's reveal our six clues,

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and here they come. We have got...

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I'm going to read those all again.

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-Dom.

-OK. I think I've got a few of them, but out of all of them

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I think I'm going to go for the second one,

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and I think that's a theremin.

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A theremin, says Dom.

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A theremin. Good answer.

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

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It's absolutely right.

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10.

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There you are, 10 for theremin.

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Yeah, invented in 1920 by Leon Theremin.

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You hear them on all sorts of cool bands' tracks.

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Beach Boys used to use them, all sorts of people, yeah.

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That's right, yeah. Sounds more like something you'd be prescribed than something you'd play, doesn't it?

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-Theremin, yeah.

-There you are. OK, now, Rak.

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What would you like to go for?

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OK, there's a couple on there, possibly a bit risky.

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I'm going to go safe, I'm going to go, percussion instrument that takes

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its name from the Greek for "wood" and "sound" -

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-xylophone.

-Xylophone, says Rak.

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

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It's right.

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62 for xylophone.

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What were the other 38 thinking when they see a word beginning with X?

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-There aren't many of them.

-No.

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-And it's an instrument.

-Yep. It is...

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I wonder if anybody didn't get xylophone but did get theremin?

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GIGGLING

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That's a crossover I'd like to see.

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Mmm. Isn't it? Anyway, there we go.

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Shaun, this board's all yours.

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Talk us through it and fill in the blanks.

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I'd love to but I can't.

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Er, the top one is harp,

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I think the third one is oboe

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and the fourth one is bagpipes.

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I'm not sure on the REM instrument,

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so I'm going to go for the national symbol of Ireland, and say harp.

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Harp, says Shaun.

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OK, let's see how many of our 100 people said harp.

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Well, 62...

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hoo-hoo-hoo...

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WAS our high score. 82, I'm afraid, is now our high score.

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Yeah, the bad news is oboe would have been a much better scorer.

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Oboe would have scored you 58 points.

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The good news is bagpipe would have been a much bigger scorer

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cos bagpipe, the score there is very, very mighty -

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-94 points.

-Look at that.

-And do you know the REM one?

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-It's a mandolin.

-It is a mandolin, yep, and would have scored 34.

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So theremin best answer on the board.

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Thanks very much, Richard.

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

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scores. 10, well done, Dom.

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Dom and Mike are on 10, looking very strong contenders at this stage for

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the head-to-head. Then up to 62, where we find Rak and Carly.

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Then up to 82, Shaun and Corrina.

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Yes, now, about that 82, Corrina.

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We need a low-scoring answer.

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How's your musical instrument knowledge?

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-Awful.

-OK, well, this will be fun!

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We're going to come back down the line now. Can the second players please step up to the podium?

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

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Let's read all of those again.

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OK, so remember we're looking for the names of musical instruments

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described by these clues.

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Corrina, you're our high scorers, we need a low score.

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Well, good luck with that!

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Erm, I think I only know a couple on there,

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and as my best friend played this instrument when I was growing up,

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I am going to go for clarinet as the woodwind instrument

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-on Woody Allen's Manhattan.

-OK, clarinet, says Corrina.

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

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

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It's right.

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It takes you down to 47,

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-which takes you up to 129.

-Yeah, sometimes

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you have to hand it to our 100 people. One of those 100 people thought that was recorder.

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Wow. Beginning with C as well, that's impressive.

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Beginning with C, yeah. That's going it some.

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It's actually a basset horn.

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-Excuse me?

-It's a basset horn, which is a tenor clarinet.

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OK...

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OK, there we go.

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It's all the sort of fun stuff you learn, isn't it, Carly, on

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Pointless? There you are, 62.

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129 is the high score behind you.

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If you can score 66 or less, you are through to the head-to-head.

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I'm going to be honest - again, not a good subject.

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I'm going to go for the bottom one,

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woodwind instrument that shares its name with a narrow wine glass,

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-and flute.

-Flute, says Carly.

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

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Here's your red line. Get below that, head-to-head awaits.

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It's right.

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Ow-haw, he-he!

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Great news for the far podium there,

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but I'm afraid we suddenly have a new high score there of 149.

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-Wow, 87.

-Yeah, invented in the 1830s.

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You don't think of musical instruments being invented, really,

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-do you?

-No.

-You sort of feel like they were always there.

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I guess they were. But there was a sort of flauto traverso, which is a wooden...

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-Sort of like the recorder.

-Yes,

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the modern version of it was from the 1830s.

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-Yeah.

-The flauto...?

-Traverso.

-Flauto traverso.

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-Flauto traverso, yes.

-That's like, erm, Viennetta.

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-Oh, it's delicious.

-I like the mint one.

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-That's my favourite.

-There we go, thank you very much indeed.

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Now, Mike, the drama that's been going on on those two podiums

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means that you are actually through to the head-to-head,

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almost on a bye, you might call it. So if you wanted to, you could just,

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for fun, fill in the gaps for us.

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Erm, well, the second one is drums, I'm pretty sure,

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because I saw the film recently.

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I think that one is probably going to be a high scorer.

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And I wasn't sure if the top one was either viola or violin, maybe,

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and I don't have a clue on the remaining two, actually.

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So I can't even fill them in for fun.

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I'll go for drums to be safe.

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Drums, OK. Drums, that Andrew studies in Whiplash.

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Let's see if that's right. No red line, you're already through.

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Ooh, not bad. Not bad at all. 35, look at that.

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There we are. 45 your total, the lowest total of the round.

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-Well done.

-Yeah, now, you'll be able to go through this board

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like a hot knife through butter,

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will you not? Played by Paganini...

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Is the violin.

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Big, big scorer, though.

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Scores you 80 points.

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-Yo-Yo Ma?

-Is the cello.

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Cello. 32 points.

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And this is a lovely word as well, the German one?

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-Is the glockenspiel.

-Glockenspiel, yup.

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And that would have scored 38. So cello, the best answer on the board.

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Thanks very much indeed. Well, we are at the end of our second round,

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and what a dramatic second pass that has been.

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I'm afraid, Carly and Rak, you end up the high scorers there,

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so we have to say goodbye, but it's been great having you on,

0:24:550:24:57

-we'll see you next time. Thanks for playing. Carly and Rak.

-Thank you.

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APPLAUSE

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But for Shaun and Corrina,

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Mike and Dom, it's now time for our head-to-head.

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Congratulations Mike and Dom, Shaun and Corrina,

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you are now one step closer to the final,

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and a chance to play for our jackpot which currently stands at £2,500.

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There we are.

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Well, here we are at the head-to-head, which means

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you can confer before you give your answers,

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and the first pair to win two questions will be playing for that

0:25:300:25:33

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

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

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Famous Browns. Richard, Famous Browns.

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Yeah, we're going to show you five pictures of famous people who share

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the surname Brown. We just need you to tell us who they are, please.

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We need first name and surname, please.

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Thanks much indeed. Let's reveal our five Browns, and they are...

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There we go, five Browns, five Browns.

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Mike and Dom, you've been our low scorers so you will go first.

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Go for that.

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I think C might be Ian Brown.

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You're going to say Ian Brown. C, Ian Brown.

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Now then, Shaun and Corrina,

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do you want to talk us through those other Browns?

0:26:500:26:53

I think you've got Bobby Brown, A.

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Melanie Brown, B.

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James Brown, D.

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No-idea Brown, E.

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We'll go with A, Bobby Brown.

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Bobby Brown say Shaun and Corrina.

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So we have Ian Brown, we have Bobby Brown.

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Mike and Dom said Ian Brown for C.

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

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It's right.

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Not bad. 21.

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21 for Ian Brown. Meanwhile,

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Shaun and Corrina have gone for Bobby Brown for A.

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

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went for Bobby Brown.

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Ooh, very well done indeed, you've nicked it there.

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12 beats 21, which means Shaun and Corrina, after one question,

0:27:440:27:47

-you are up 1-0.

-Took us through the board very nicely, there,

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apart from that last one.

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That last one is actually the best answer on the board as well,

0:27:510:27:54

so we will get to him.

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B, you are right, is Melanie Brown.

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Or Mel B, as she is better known.

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58 points for that.

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Now, D, of course, is James Brown.

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He is a big scorer, as you can imagine.

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53 points. Now, I bet you know E.

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Everyone knows the name.

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-Oh, we do.

-So many of you will have read his books.

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-It is the author of The Da Vinci Code, and much else...

-GASPING

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I know!

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Dan Brown. 1 point for Dan Brown.

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-There we are.

-I wonder if that will be a disappointment for him.

0:28:210:28:24

Ian Brown - much more famous than Dan Brown.

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There we are. Thanks very much indeed, Richard.

0:28:270:28:29

OK, so here is your second question.

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Mike and Dom, you have to win this one, but you don't answer it first.

0:28:310:28:34

Shaun and Corrina will get first dibs on this one, so best of luck.

0:28:340:28:38

Our second question concerns...

0:28:380:28:40

Days of the week, in Italian.

0:28:430:28:45

-Richard.

-Yep, the good news is we're now going to get Xander to read out

0:28:450:28:48

five days of the week in Italian, in his VERY best Italian accent,

0:28:480:28:53

and you just have to tell us which English days they refer to, please.

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OK, and here are those days of the week in Italian.

0:28:570:29:00

We've got...

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I'll read them again.

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APPLAUSE Oh, thank you!

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That's nice.

0:29:210:29:22

OK, Shaun and Corrina will go first.

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I've got no idea.

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Well, despite the fact that we went to Italy,

0:29:270:29:29

we clearly took no attention at all.

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You were having such a lovely time, you literally didn't know what day

0:29:310:29:34

-of the week it was!

-Very true, yeah, definitely.

0:29:340:29:36

-Yes.

-We don't know, but we're going to guess that Domenica is Tuesday.

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-Yes.

-Domenica, Tuesday, say Shaun and Corrina.

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Now then, Mike and Dom. Talk us through those days of the week.

0:29:450:29:49

Well, I actually think Domenica is a different day.

0:29:500:29:53

-I think it's Sunday.

-I think it's Sunday as well.

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I think Lunedi is Monday.

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I think Martedi is Wednesday, and Sabato might be Saturday.

0:29:580:30:02

Shall we go for Lunedi?

0:30:020:30:04

Yeah, let's go for Lunedi. Monday.

0:30:040:30:06

-Monday.

-We have Domenica and Lunedi.

0:30:060:30:08

Domenica is what Shaun and Corrina thought was Tuesday.

0:30:080:30:11

Let's see if they're right, let's see how many people went for it.

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No, I'm afraid it's not Tuesday.

0:30:180:30:20

I suspect Mike and Dom know what it is.

0:30:200:30:23

Monday is what Mike and Don have said for Lunedi.

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

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It's right. Well, all it had to be was right.

0:30:340:30:36

And that it was, which means, Mike Dom, you're back in the game.

0:30:370:30:40

-After two questions it's 1-1.

-Yeah, Lunedi, day of the moon, or Monday.

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Very similar to the French, a lot of these, cos Martedi is Tuesday,

0:30:440:30:49

would have scored you 56.

0:30:490:30:51

Domenica is, you're absolutely right, Sunday -

0:30:510:30:54

like the French, Dimanche, 54.

0:30:540:30:56

Giovedi?

0:30:560:30:58

-Thursday.

-Yeah, that's right, like the French Jeudi, yeah.

0:30:580:31:01

Would have scored 43, and you're right about Sabato as well,

0:31:010:31:04

it is Saturday. And that would have scored you 63.

0:31:040:31:08

Thanks very much, indeed. Now, it all comes down to the third question.

0:31:080:31:12

This is the decider - whoever wins this will go through to the final,

0:31:120:31:15

so best of luck to both pairs.

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The third question today...

0:31:160:31:19

is all about Star Trek.

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Star Trek. Richard.

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Yeah, simply going to give you five clues now to facts about

0:31:220:31:25

the Star Trek franchise. Just need to give us the most obscure answer.

0:31:250:31:28

-Very best of luck, both teams.

-Thanks very much indeed.

0:31:280:31:31

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

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Clues, I should say. We have got...

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

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There we are. Mike and Dom will go first.

0:32:030:32:05

I think you've got one.

0:32:050:32:07

I think the second one might be Data.

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OK, Data.

0:32:110:32:13

-Yeah. Bit of a punt, though.

-Data, say Mike and Dom.

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Data. Shaun and Corrina, over to you.

0:32:150:32:18

I know Leonard McCoy is Bones.

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I don't know the year. I'm going to have a punt on the subtitle

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of Star Trek V.

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-The Voyage Home.

-The Voyage Home, say Shaun and Corrina.

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So we have Data and we have The Voyage Home.

0:32:320:32:35

So, Mike and Dom have gone for Data, the android character played by Brent Spiner.

0:32:350:32:39

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

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It's right.

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There we are. 20.

0:32:500:32:52

Meanwhile, Shaun and Corrina have gone for The Voyage Home

0:32:560:33:00

as the subtitle of the 1989 film Star Trek V.

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Let's see if that's right. The Voyage Home.

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Oh, bad luck.

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I'm afraid that's an incorrect answer which means, well done,

0:33:100:33:13

Mike and Dom, after three questions you are through to the final, 2-1.

0:33:130:33:16

Very well played, really unlucky with Voyage Home.

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That's Star Trek IV, I'm afraid.

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Star Trek V was The Final Frontier.

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And would have scored three points as well, a terrific answer.

0:33:240:33:27

Mr Spock's home planet.

0:33:270:33:29

Is Vulcan. 49 points for that.

0:33:290:33:32

The year in which the original TV series debuted...

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If you'd have to guess?

0:33:350:33:36

-What do you reckon?

-'60s, isn't it?

0:33:360:33:38

-Yeah.

-'68?

0:33:380:33:40

'66. I would have guessed '68 as well.

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Four points for that, and you're right, Leonard McCoy's nickname is Bones.

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Big scorer, though, would have scored you 53.

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Thanks very much, indeed, Richard.

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So, the pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head around, it's our

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pointless-scoring couple Shaun and Corrina, I'm so sorry.

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Well, you took a brave punt there with Voyage Home.

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Sadly, that was the precursor to your very own voyage home.

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But it's been wonderful having you on both shows, thank you so much

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for playing, wonderful contestants. Shaun and Corrina.

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APPLAUSE

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But for Mike and Dom, it is now time for our Pointless final.

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Congratulations, Mike and Dom.

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You have seen off the competition and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.

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You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot.

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At the end of today's show, the jackpot is standing at £2,500.

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Well, what about that - you came, you saw, you conquered,

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a stealth raid on the Pointless trophy cupboard there.

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Fantastic, your first and only appearance on the show,

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starting off with a lovely low score with Romania,

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and we've had consistent good scoring all the way through. 2-1 in the head-to-head.

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Really fantastic. Anything you particularly want to see come up in this last round?

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-I quite like food, I guess, would be good for me.

-Some food would be nice, that would be lovely.

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-I think we'd all like a bit of that. Anything else?

-We've already had football,

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which would have been good for me. Maybe something geography-based.

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Nature, maybe.

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-Like a bit of nature.

-It's all around us, Dom.

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Well, listen, as always, you get to choose the category from

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the four that we put up on the board. Let's hope there's something

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up there that might yield something you like the look of.

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Today's selection looks like this.

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We've got Nora Ephron Films, the Rugby World Cup,

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the Great Offices Of State, and Latin American Singers.

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So... I don't know any Latin American singers, really, apart from Shakira, so...

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If you have the Rugby World Cup you're going to have to essentially do it on your own.

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Shall we go for the Rugby World Cup?

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-We could at least guess some nations, maybe.

-Let's go

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-for the Rugby World Cup.

-Rugby World Cup.

-OK, Rugby World Cup it is.

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-Richard.

-We had a rugby question in the jackpot round

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recently and got three pointless answers from it,

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so fingers crossed this is as useful to you.

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You're looking for any of the following, please.

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We're looking for any of the 31 players named in the England squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

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On August 27th, as that's when the squads were revealed.

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Any of the 31 Scotland players who were named for the 2015 Rugby World Cup,

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or any of the 31 Wales players, please, for the 2015 World Cup.

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So, any of the 31 players in any of those squads plus any replacements who were called up later,

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so long as they played a match.

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If they didn't play a match, we'll not count them, so very, very best of luck.

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Thanks very much, Richard. Now, as always,

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you've got one minute to come up with three answers. All you

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need to win the jackpot is just one of those answers to be pointless.

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-Are you ready?

-Yes.

-Yes.

-OK. Let's put 60 seconds up on the clock. There they are.

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-Your time starts now.

-I don't know any, so you're free to do whatever

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-you please.

-I can think of loads but I can't think...

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I don't know some that will be pointless.

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I feel like there's going to be loads of Welsh players

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called Alun Jones or something, Alun Wyn Jones, Rhys Jones...

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I'm not sure. I met James Haskell once, I know him.

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-Maybe.

-As a sort of nostalgic choice.

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-Can't you think of anyone?

-No, I can't at all. Sorry.

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Let's go... James Haskell, Dan Cole maybe...

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And I'm pretty sure there's a Welsh one called Alun Wyn Jones.

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-They're all popular, aren't they?

-I think there's one called Rhys Webb, who's Welsh, maybe.

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-Yeah?

-Ten seconds left.

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Rhys Webb, James Haskell, and Dan Cole.

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-Dan Cole's big, isn't he?

-Yeah. You haven't really helped, here!

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No!

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OK, there we are, I'm afraid, that's your time up. I now need your three answers.

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-What would you like to go for?

-Yeah, so we'll go for Dan Cole and James Haskell for England.

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-Dan Cole, James Haskell...

-And Rhys Webb for Wales.

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-And Rhys Webb.

-If he's real.

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

0:37:560:37:59

-Well...

-I haven't heard of Rhys Webb, so...

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I've got a feeling I've made him up, so...

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-We'll go for Rhys Webb.

-We'll put him last.

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-Least likely to be pointless?

-Probably James Haskell.

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-James Haskell.

-Maybe Dan Cole.

-Dan Cole.

-OK, Dan Cole first,

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James Haskell in the middle. OK, well,

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let's put those up on the board in that order, then, and here they are.

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We have got Dan Cole, we've got James Haskell, and we have got Rhys Webb.

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

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What if one of those were to be pointless and you won that jackpot?

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What would you do with that money?

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£2,500.

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-Mike, you first.

-I was going to say it's Dom's birthday,

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so we should have a good celebration for that, I guess.

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That's quite a good celebration, isn't it?!

0:38:390:38:41

Yeah, Dom, anything you want to add to that?

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-Well, I actually thought we were going to Colombia together, so that's news to me, so...!

-Oh, yeah.

0:38:430:38:48

-Maybe I'll just be going on my own.

-Maybe!

-We can go together still.

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-Thank you.

-We could combine the two.

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You could have your birthday celebrations in Colombia.

0:38:530:38:55

-Absolutely.

-I'm sure the budget will stretch.

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There we are. Very best of luck. Your first answer was Dan Cole.

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In this case, we were looking for England players from the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

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Only one of these has to be pointless for you to win

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that jackpot of £2,500, so let's see how many people said Dan Cole.

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Is it pointless?

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Well, it's right.

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

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If this goes all the way down to zero, you leave here with £2,500.

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Dan Cole, in single figures, down it goes, still going down.

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Oh, what about that?!

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Dan Cole scoring 1!

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OK.

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That has changed the complexion of these things, slightly, I think,

0:39:350:39:37

hasn't it? Dan Cole you thought there was no chance of that going so far down.

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You thought that was your least likely to be pointless.

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Very impressive low score there, obviously not pointless.

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Which means you only have two more shots at today's jackpot.

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Your next answer was James Haskell.

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Once again, we were looking for England players in the 2015 World Cup.

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James Haskell. If this is pointless, it wins you £2,500.

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How many people said James Haskell?

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Well, James Haskell, unsurprisingly, is also right.

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But Dan Cole took us all the way down to one.

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Where is James Haskell going to take us?

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We go down through the teens, into single figures,

0:40:110:40:13

James Haskell going down, still going down...

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1! Followed by 1!

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APPLAUSE

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Wow.

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OK...

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Very exciting indeed, this has become.

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Now, you only have one more shot at today's jackpot.

0:40:290:40:31

-Everything is now riding on a name that you're not entirely sure if you made it up.

-Yeah!

0:40:310:40:35

OK. Rhys Webb was your third and final answer,

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the answer that obviously -

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depending on whether or not the man exists -

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you thought was probably your best shot at a pointless answer.

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-Yeah.

-Rhys Webb.

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In this case, we were looking for Wales players in the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

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Let's find out. Rhys Webb, does he exist?

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Rhys, if you're watching, I'm really sorry about this, by the way.

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For £2,500, is Rhys Webb pointless?

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It's right! Rhys Webb is a correct answer.

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Now, Dan Cole took us all the way down to 1.

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James Haskell took us all the way down to 1.

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Rhys Webb now takes us down through the teens, into single figures,

0:41:170:41:19

down it goes, still going down!

0:41:190:41:21

-You've done it!

-Yes!

-Very well done indeed!

0:41:210:41:24

CHEERING

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What about that?! Congratulations! Rhys Webb is a pointless answer,

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which means you go home with that jackpot of £2,500.

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Very, very well done indeed.

0:41:400:41:42

That's brilliant. Very well played.

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Even better news for Rhys Webb, who's just discovered he exists.

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That must be... He must've been on the edge of his seat,

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thinking, "Oh, goodness me."

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Loads and loads of pointless answers.

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If you know your rugby, there's so many of them.

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We'll start with the England squad.

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Loads of other answers.

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Ben Morgan, Danny Care, Geoff Parling, Joe Launchbury, Jonny May,

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all sorts of answers down there.

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In fact the only ones that scored points were Farrell, Robshaw, Brown,

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Ford, Burgess, Easter, Noel,

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Haskell, Marler, Ben Youngs and Tom Youngs.

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The Scotland players.

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Everyone there was pointless apart from Laidlaw, Ford, Denton,

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Fraser Brown, Duncan Weir and Sean Maitland.

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Very well done if you said any other answers. And Wales.

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Big names here.

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Everyone pointless there, apart from Sam Warburton, Alun Wyn Jones,

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who you were thinking of going for, Halfpenny, George North, Dan Biggar,

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Lydiate, Roberts, Hook and Gethin Jenkins.

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Every other name pointless.

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Gents, great category for you, and congratulations.

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Took full advantage, there.

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Thanks very much, Richard, and thanks once again to our winning players,

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Mike and Dom, who go away with today's jackpot of £2,500.

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APPLAUSE

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

0:42:560:42:59

to the test on Pointless.

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-Meanwhile, it's goodbye from Richard.

-Goodbye.

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And it's goodbye from me. Goodbye.

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