Episode 51 Pointless


Episode 51

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


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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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

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to Pointless, the show where the more obscure your knowledge,

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the better your chances of winning. Let's meet today's players.

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And couple number one.

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Hello, I'm Katie and this is my dad and we're from Nantwich in Cheshire.

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Couple number two.

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Hi, I'm Alan.

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This is my partner Alison and we're from sunny South Yorkshire.

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And couple number three.

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Hi, I'm James and this is my friend Nash

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and we're from Leicester, where we're PhD students.

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And finally, couple number four.

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I'm Millsy from London

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and this is my friend Catherine from Stockton-on-Tees.

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And these are today's contestants.

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Thank you very much, all of you. A very warm welcome to Pointless.

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Great to have you here. We'll chat to each of you, of course,

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throughout the show as it goes along.

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

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If he were a Hitchcock film, he'd be The Man Who Knew Too Much.

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I'd be The 39 Steps, cos that's what I've got to stand on to look him in the eye.

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

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-CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

-Hiya. Hi, everybody.

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Good afternoon.

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-Good afternoon to you, sir.

-And good afternoon.

-How are you?

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-Very well, thank you.

-Excellent.

-How are you?

-All right, thank you.

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-OK, good.

-Thank you.

-I never get to ask you...

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-Well, you do sometimes.

-I know. I have to be really quick, though, cos you just won't...

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You won't hear of it.

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Well, maybe I'm hiding something.

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Maybe I'm not all right. Only one returning pair from the last show -

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it's Catherine and Millsy on podium four, who got all the way through

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to the head-to-head - which is pretty impressive,

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but then a couple of these guys are doing PhDs, apparently.

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-I know.

-How about that?

-What about that?

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-Might as well all go home, right?

-I know.

-Now, Round One...

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-Yeah?

-..I'm going to enjoy very much.

-Mm.

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And the audience, I think, will enjoy as well.

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Actually, you might even enjoy it.

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-OK.

-But Round One, I've got some stuff for you to do.

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-Excellent.

-Yeah.

-Good stuff. Thanks very much.

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Now, Kitty and Al didn't win the jackpot last time, which means we add another £1,000 to that.

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So today's jackpot starts off at...

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There we are.

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

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So, remember this - the pair with the highest score

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will be eliminated at the end of each round.

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The pair with the highest score. So make sure your scores are low.

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No conferring till we get to the head-to-head round.

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Best of luck to all four pairs. Our first category today is...

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There we go. It's a Languages round.

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

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who's going to go second?

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

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OK, and the question concerns...

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Oh, fun! Around Town In Other Languages.

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Oh, I wondered what you were going to say then!

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As you know, I often like making you read out things in the...

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French words, German words or Italian words, things like that.

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In this round, you're going to be describing lots of places you might

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find in a typical town,

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but in French, German AND Italian for all of them.

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-Seven on each board.

-It'll take forever!

-Yeah, it'll be fun, though.

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Seven on each board, 14 in all to have a go at at home.

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-Very best of luck and very best of luck.

-OK, so we are looking for

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the English translations of these places around town in these various languages. And here they are.

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We have got...

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APPLAUSE Thank you very much indeed. Really.

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Yeah, I've now got to read them again, though.

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So, yeah, good luck with that.

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Oof! Er...

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There we are. Now, Katie, welcome to the show. Great to have you here. What do you do, Katie?

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-I'm a maths teacher at a secondary school.

-How long have you been doing that?

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-Well, I'm actually in my training year at the moment but I'm due to start soon.

-I see, so PGCE.

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-This is part of the thing.

-Yeah, doing a PGCE. Haven't got long left.

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And you do... Two different schools, do you do,

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-or just one?

-I've been at one school already so I'm at my second now.

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-Are you enjoying it? That's the question.

-Yeah, it's really good.

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-It's quite challenging, but...

-OK.

-..I like working with them.

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-And you'll be teaching right up to 18, will you?

-Yeah, ages 11 to 18.

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-Further maths?

-Yeah.

-All the maths!

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-All the maths.

-OK.

-Lots of maths.

-Now, Katie,

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how are we feeling about Languages, then?

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I was a bit nervous when I saw it come up,

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but I think my GCSE French is coming back to me.

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Good.

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Your father grimaced there.

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I don't know if that was involuntary or just...

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-He's the best one out of the two of us.

-OK.

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I wasn't sure if it was a risk, but I will go for la boulangerie

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and say that's a bakery.

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A bakery. OK, let's see if that's right and let's see how many

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of our 100 people said "bakery" for "la boulangerie".

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It's right.

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APPLAUSE What about that? 49.

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Very well done, Katie.

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-Good start to the round.

-Good start, Katie.

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I thought that might be a little bit higher, boulangerie.

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-That's one of those first words we learn in French, isn't it, for some reason?

-It is.

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Alison, welcome here, from South Yorkshire.

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Whereabouts in South Yorkshire?

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Just outside Doncaster.

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Very nice. And what keeps you busy there, Alison?

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I'm a sort of semiretired accountant.

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And semiretirement - is that you just sort of gently...

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Mm, that's the theory, yes.

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Gently winding down, but you're not really. You're still working as hard as you were.

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More or less, but I have plans to change that.

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That's good. Have you made nice plans for other things to do

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-to replace that work?

-Yes.

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We enjoy playing sport.

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-Very good.

-And enjoy travel, particularly to Europe,

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which ought to be good for this question but I'm not so sure now.

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OK. Alison, what would you like to go for?

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I think I will go for the final one on the list and say library.

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Library, says Alison.

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

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APPLAUSE 53.

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53 for library.

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Very well played. I'll say two things - firstly,

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you can now get human libraries, where you book people out and they tell you their stories.

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They tell you stories they have, which is rather lovely.

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The other thing I will say is, I had my pen in my mouth while you were talking -

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I was concentrating - and it fell out and I've got pen down my top.

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So if you're watching on HD, I apologise for the rest of the show.

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-I've got pen down my top. I'm going to get in such trouble for that.

-You are!

-Yeah.

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-From me!

-No, you'll be all right.

-Yeah, cos it's my job to clean your shirts.

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There we are. HE WHISTLES

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Thank you very much.

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Nash, welcome to Pointless.

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Great to have you here. Doing your PhD at Leicester?

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Yes, at De Montfort University.

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-In what? What's your...?

-In film history.

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Looking at the transition from silent to sound film.

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-Oh, now, that's exciting.

-That's us.

-And are you looking in America,

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in the UK or is it all over Europe?

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It's part of a project that's happening all over, in a bunch of different universities.

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I'm particularly looking at what's happening in the Midlands, which is

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to do with cinemas, distributors, things like that.

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Fascinating! So it's not just the films themselves

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-but also the commerce behind them?

-Yes, well,

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I'm quite lucky that I don't have to watch too many of the films because they're not great.

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OK. They have the great virtue of being quite short, don't they?

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-That's true. That's true.

-Now, Nash,

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what would you like to go for on this board?

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I am going to take a bit of a punt with number four...

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-OK.

-..and say that's a youth hostel.

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There we are. L'auberge de jeunesse.

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Youth hostel, says Nash.

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Let's see if that's right. Let's see how many of our 100 people agree with Nash.

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Very well done.

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Look, you've passed our score.

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Look at that. Leaving all the others in your wake, Nash.

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13. Very well done.

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Great answer, Nash. Very well played.

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Famously, Alan Partridge pitched...

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18 years ago, pitched Youth Hostelling With Chris Eubank.

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That was one of the shows he pitched when he pitched Monkey Tennis,

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all that kind of stuff, in that scene.

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And it was literally last year, on Twitter, that someone finally

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broke it to Chris Eubank that that's what happened

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and Chris Eubank said, "You know, every day for the last 18 years,

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"someone has mentioned youth hostelling to me

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-"and I had no idea why." Isn't that amazing?

-Hilarious.

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He'd gone 18 years thinking, "It's weird why everyone mentions youth hostelling to me."

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Thank you very much. Now then, Millsy.

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-Welcome back to Pointless.

-Hello.

-A head-to-header last time.

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Remind us what you do, Millsy.

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I'm an HR director.

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-In London?

-In London, yes.

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And what are your interests outside HR?

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Er...with house renovations.

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-Oh, really?

-Yeah.

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Did you buy a house, do it up and then sell it on years later?

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Yes. Yes, I'm on my fourth now.

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-Really?

-Yeah.

-Do you not get more and more attached to these houses?

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Do you upgrade each time?

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That's the idea - to upgrade each time.

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Yes, this one is...

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We've knocked down a house and building from scratch.

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It's quite a project.

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Yeah. Right, and when will that be finished?

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-Hopefully, July.

-Quite hard to live, I find,

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in a house that's been completely knocked down.

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-Yeah, we're not living in this one at the moment.

-I see. Oh, good.

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Unless it's got a basement, of course, which is not for the faint-hearted.

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Now, Millsy, this board is all yours.

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

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Well, I think the top one is public garden

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and then the next one, a shopping centre?

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Then flats or apartments

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and then train station.

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So I think I'm going to go for the top one, which is public garden.

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A public garden, says Millsy.

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

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It's right.

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70 for public garden.

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There we are.

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Yeah, a park, really, but "public garden" just as acceptable.

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But that's why it's such a high scorer, cos if our 100 said "park",

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that scored points. Le grand magasin?

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Supermarket.

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-It's not a supermarket.

-Oh! Ah.

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-Department store.

-Ooh.

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Yeah, would have scored you ten points.

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L'appartement - you're quite right - is a flat.

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That would've scored 83. That's the biggest scorer up there.

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-And la gare?

-Station.

-Station.

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That would have scored 67. So department store the best there.

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-Well done if you said that.

-There we are.

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Thank you, Richard. We're halfway through the round. Let's take a look at our scores.

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13, Nash, look at that. Nash and James looking very strong contenders

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at this stage for Round Two.

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Then we travel quite a long way up to 49,

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where we find Katie and Nigel.

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53 is where we find Alison and Alan.

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And then up to 70, Millsy and Catherine.

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Now, Catherine, you're not way ahead but you know what we need.

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We need a nice low score. We can't be sending you home at the end of this round. Best of luck with that.

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

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OK, let's put seven more descriptions in different languages

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up on the board, and here they are. We have...

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I shall read those one last time.

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APPLAUSE There we are. Thank you very much.

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I'd just apologise to everyone else in Europe for that.

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Now then, Catherine, remember,

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we're looking for these places you'd find around town.

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You need to find a nice low scorer.

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Now, Catherine, remind us what you do first of all.

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I'm a lawyer for a high-street retailer.

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That's right, but this is extraordinary.

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Catherine, you were in the audience for the very first Pointless.

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Yes, that's absolutely true, yes.

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How was it? It must have been interminable!

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Yes, it was fairly long.

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-Yeah.

-But I knew instantly it was going to be a huge hit.

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-Aw!

-I did, I did.

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And thought, "After a thousand shows or so, I'll come and visit again."

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How extraordinary. We used to have five pairs, of course, didn't we?

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-There were five different pairs.

-And it was at the BBC.

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Oh, it was at TV Centre!

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It was only seven minutes from my house.

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Oh...

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Now then, Catherine, yes, here is your board.

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Remember, find a nice low-scoring answer.

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I think I might be about to do something completely bonkers.

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-Good!

-I think the top one is a factory.

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L'usine. Factory. 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 factory. Fingers crossed.

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It is a factory. Very well done, Catherine.

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Exactly what you needed to do.

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Look at that. 16.

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Very well done indeed. Taking your total up to 86.

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Well played. That's exactly how to play the game.

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Especially when you got 70 points in the first round,

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you've got to go for the one that people might not know.

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Thanks very much, Richard.

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Now, James, welcome to Pointless.

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Also doing a PhD.

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What's your PhD in?

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Mine is about the film director Stanley Kubrick.

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Wow! And how far into your PhD are you?

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This is the second year now.

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I've not got much written, which is...

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I'll admit to the supervisor on TV.

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So... Well, that's OK. But are you teaching as well?

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I am teaching as well. I'm also teaching a Stanley Kubrick module.

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See, that's fun. Now, James, Languages.

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Places Around Town.

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You have the luxury of getting away with 72 or less.

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I'm terrible at languages.

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I'm hoping - and my pronunciation of this will be terrible -

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la boucherie is butcher's.

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La boucherie. Let's see if it's right.

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Let's see where your red line is.

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There it is. Get below that, you're through.

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How many people said butcher?

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It's right.

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Very well done indeed, James.

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That's what you needed. 51,

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taking your total up to 64.

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Yeah, ancient Egyptian butchers would wear high heels

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to keep their feet away from the mess on the floor.

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Thank you very much indeed, Richard. Now, Alan...

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Alan, welcome to Pointless.

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-What do you do, Alan?

-Well, the last couple of years, I've been retired

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but in a previous life I started and ran a manufacturing business.

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And what did you make?

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We made parts for big ships' engines.

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And presumably you made parts for ships' engines all over the world.

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-We did.

-What was the most exotic location you went to on your work?

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South America, maybe - Chile, Argentina.

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Very exciting. Very exciting, and this was your business?

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I was one of the owners, yes.

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That is extraordinary. And you've retired.

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The business still runs, or did you...?

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-No, the business is still thriving.

-Excellent.

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Very good. And what do you fill your retirement with?

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-Playing bad golf.

-Oh, the best kind of golf!

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There we are, excellent. Now, Alan.

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What about this?

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I think la piscine is the swimming pool.

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Swimming pool, says Alan.

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Now, you are on 53.

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The high scorers at the moment are on 86,

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which means 32 or less is your target.

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That's what it looks like in red-line terms.

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

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It's right.

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Ooh, 71.

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71 takes your total up to 124.

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You are now our high scorers.

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Yeah, a big score. I think that's cos everyone who learnt French,

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even at primary school, that was the first word they really laughed at.

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Yeah. It's funny.

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And true!

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-At that age...

-Yeah.

-..I hasten to add.

-Yeah.

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Thank you very much indeed. Now, Nigel, welcome to Pointless.

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

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I'm a financial advisor.

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Right you are, up in Nantwich?

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-Yeah, in Cheshire.

-Nantwich in Cheshire

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-is where the great Ben Miller hails from.

-Really?

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-Yeah.

-Really?

-He's from Nantwich.

-I bet they've got a statue of him up there.

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Is there a statue of him there?

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No, no, no. We live on the same road

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as his mother used to until recently.

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Oh, right, there you are. See?

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Ben Miller Way.

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Yes.

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Miller's Crossing, in fact.

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Now, Nigel, you're the last person to go here.

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-Yeah.

-You have this board.

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Help yourself to it.

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Four unanswered ones.

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OK. L'eglise is a church.

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L'ecole is a school.

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Commissariat de police is police headquarters.

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And the other one looks like it could be a zoo,

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but it could also be a pet shop.

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Erm... We'll go for l'eglise as a church.

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OK, you're going to go for l'eglise, church. Here is your red line -

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nice and high. Probably a very sensible thing to do.

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

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It's right. Very well done, you're through.

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Wow, look at that. 45.

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Surprisingly low score, I'd have thought, for that.

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94 is your total. Well done.

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Yeah, safely played, safely through, Nigel.

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L'ecole, you're right, is school.

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Would've scored you a few more points,

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though still would've seen you through.

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Would've scored 68.

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This next one is police station.

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That would have scored you 64.

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And, see, this one, it could be a zoo or it could be a pet shop.

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I thought maybe it was a vet.

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It's actually a pet shop, is the correct answer.

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And 14 points for that. Very well done if you said that. Best answer up there.

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Very good. Thank you very much, Richard.

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So, at the end of our first round, the pair we are sending home with their high score of 124...

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I'm sorry, Alan and Alison, it is you.

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However, we'll see you next time, when I'm certain you'll go much, much further.

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Meantime, thank you very much for playing. Alan and Alison.

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

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Well, look at that. Suddenly we're down to three pairs

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and at the end of this round, we'll have to say goodbye to another pair

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in time for our head-to-head round. Nash, very well done -

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our lowest score of the round there. And hats off to you, Catherine.

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Some heroic salvage work there.

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Best of luck to all three pairs.

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Our category for this round today is...

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It's a Words round.

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

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

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

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

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..as they could. S, BLANK, BLANK, BLANK, T.

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Yeah, that extra BLANK doing an awful lot of work in this round!

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We're looking for any word with its own entry

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in the British and World English section of oxforddictionaries.com that fits that pattern.

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S, BLANK, BLANK, BLANK, T.

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As ever, no proper nouns.

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Obviously, no hyphenated words.

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-Very best of luck.

-Thank you very much indeed.

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OK, now, Katie...

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Always tough going first on a Words round.

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What would you like to go for?

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Again, this is a better round for my dad.

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I think I'm going to go for stout.

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Stout, says Katie.

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

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Ten.

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APPLAUSE Very well done indeed. Ten.

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-You think that's good? Wait till you see what's Nigel's got up his sleeve.

-Can you imagine?

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-It's going to be quite something, isn't it?

-Stout.

-Stout, yeah.

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Heavy, thick-set.

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Thank you very much. James.

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Well, I can think of lots of common words.

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Unfortunately, no obscure ones, so I'm going to have to say -

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and hopefully no-one has said this, but they will have - sport.

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Sport. OK. James is saying sport.

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

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15. Not bad.

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Not bad, actually. 15 for sport.

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Yeah, again, lots of common words. There are loads of common words -

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loads of words fit that pattern now you look at it.

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Yeah, sport. It means "sport" or "to sport".

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-Yeah.

-Sport. You know, sport.

-I've got it. Yeah.

-As in "sport".

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-Millsy.

-This is not a good round for me.

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-Spurt.

-Spurt, says Millsy.

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Let's see if that's... I think we know it's right.

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

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Not bad. Ten.

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Well played, Millsy. Yes, spurt. That's essentially sport in the north-east.

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Thank you very much indeed.

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

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Only two scores between the three pairs. Ten seems to be the low score of choice here.

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Millsy and Catherine and Katie and Nigel on ten.

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Then 15's where we find James and Nash. So, Nash,

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we are going to need an extra-obscure word from you on the next pass. Good luck with that.

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

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OK, so, Catherine, remember, we're looking for any word

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that fits the pattern S, BLANK, BLANK, BLANK, T.

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I'll just go for it. Er...

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-Scart.

-Scart?

-As in "Scart lead".

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

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There is your red line - nice and low.

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But if you can get below that, you are definitely through to the next round. Scart.

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Oh! Sorry.

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-Sorry.

-Wow! Interesting. Apparently,

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that is a wrong answer. Scores you 100 points.

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Yeah, I'm afraid that's a proper noun

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and it's an acronym as well, Scart.

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It's an acronym of the people who designed the lead itself.

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So we think of it... In the same way we think of Hoover as being

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a vacuum cleaner, I'm afraid it's not.

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-You won't be the only person who said Scart...

-Sorry!

-..I assure you.

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Oh, bad luck.

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Nash. Well, I mean, your target is 94 or less.

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OK, I'm going to go for scant.

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S-C-A-N-T.

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Scant, says Nash.

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Here is your red line - nice and high.

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If you can get below this red line with scant,

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you are through to the next round. Let's see how many people said scant.

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It's right and you're through.

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Look at that - down to eight.

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We're breaking into new low-score territory here, Nash.

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Well done. 23 is your total.

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Barely sufficient or adequate - scant.

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Thank you very much. Nigel.

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Don't know whether to play safe or go for a pointless.

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Well, 99 or less sees you through.

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OK. Skirt.

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Skirt, says Nigel.

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OK, here is your red line.

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If you can get below that red line up there with skirt,

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you're into the next round. How many people said skirt?

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It's right and you're through.

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17, taking your total up to 27.

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Quite often in these word rounds, there's some very good

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pointless answers that people would have got at home. Have you got anything for us here?

0:24:540:24:58

-Stent.

-Stent?

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Oh, used, of course, in medical procedures?

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-Seven points...

-Oh!

-..for stent.

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I'll take you through some of the low scorers and then we'll go through the pointless ones.

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Three points for stoat, slept.

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You'd have got three for squat and for snoot and for salut.

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Also snout. Two points for skeet, as in, you know,

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the things that you shoot. Two points for swept, shout and splat.

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One point for swart and sprit.

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And here are your pointless answers.

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Sabot, which is a shoe.

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That's where we get the word "saboteur" from.

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Shoat. You could have had skort, which is a type of skirt.

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It's not exactly a skirt. Sloot, which is a gulley made by rainfall.

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"Sm-alt" or smalt, which is blue glass with cobalt oxide inside it.

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And smolt, which is a young salmon.

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So very, very well done if you got one of those at home.

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Let's take a look at the top three.

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Short would have scored 32.

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Shirt, 39.

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And start, 45.

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There we are. Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

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So, we're at the end of our second round and I'm sorry to say the pair we are sending home

0:26:000:26:04

with their high score of 110... it's Catherine and Millsy.

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I'm sorry, you were head-to-headers last time.

0:26:070:26:09

Our only returning pair.

0:26:090:26:10

Far too soon to be sending you back, but thank you so much for playing.

0:26:100:26:13

Catherine and Millsy. APPLAUSE

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

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Well, congratulations, James and Nash, Nigel and Katie.

0:26:260:26:29

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

0:26:290:26:32

jackpot, which currently stands at £4,000.

0:26:320:26:36

Well, here we are. We've reached the head-to-head, which means you're now allowed to confer.

0:26:390:26:43

First pair to win two questions will be playing for that jackpot. Let's play the head-to-head.

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

0:26:530:26:57

We're going to show you five pictures now of structures from

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around the world and we've put the name of the architect

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underneath them but with alternate letters missing. Can you tell us the name of the architect, please?

0:27:050:27:10

Thank you very much indeed.

0:27:100:27:11

So, let's reveal our five structures, and here they come.

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We have got...

0:27:140:27:15

There we are.

0:27:390:27:40

James and Nash, you're our low scorers so you will go first.

0:27:400:27:44

Gaudi or Le Corbusier? I don't know whether it's right.

0:27:470:27:50

OK, I think we know about four of them, so we're going to go for C.

0:27:510:27:57

-Yeah.

-And I hope I'm pronouncing this right.

0:27:570:27:59

Le Corbusier?

0:27:590:28:01

Le Corbusier, say James and Nash.

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So, Nigel and Katie, over to you.

0:28:030:28:05

Do you want to talk us through the whole board if you can?

0:28:050:28:08

Yeah, well, the obvious one's Eiffel, which is E.

0:28:080:28:10

B is Gaudi.

0:28:120:28:14

A I'm not sure of, but would guess at Barry.

0:28:140:28:18

But D, I think, is Wright.

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And I think that's what we'll go for.

0:28:200:28:22

You're going to go for Wright.

0:28:220:28:24

So, let's see.

0:28:240:28:25

Corbusier. Le Corbusier, say James and Nash for C.

0:28:250:28:29

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

0:28:290:28:32

Nine.

0:28:410:28:43

Very good indeed.

0:28:470:28:49

Nigel and Katie are going for Frank Lloyd Wright for D.

0:28:490:28:52

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

0:28:520:28:55

It is right and it...

0:29:010:29:04

beats Le Corbusier. Look at that - four.

0:29:040:29:07

Very, very well done indeed.

0:29:070:29:09

Two fantastic answers there, but well done, Nigel and Katie.

0:29:090:29:13

He DOES know a lot, doesn't he?

0:29:130:29:15

-After one question, you're up 1-0.

-Yeah, those are the best two answers

0:29:150:29:18

on the board, so well played, both teams. Frank Lloyd Wright - that is Falling Water.

0:29:180:29:23

Beautiful, the houses he builds.

0:29:230:29:24

Just incredible. Now, A was Barry.

0:29:240:29:28

It's not his surname - he was a builder from Plumstead.

0:29:280:29:30

13 points for that. It's Charles Barry.

0:29:300:29:33

B is Gaudi. Quite right.

0:29:330:29:35

29 points for that. Now, what do you think Eiffel scored

0:29:360:29:39

for this last one?

0:29:390:29:41

You've got to hope 97.

0:29:410:29:43

So close. 78.

0:29:430:29:45

Hmm... Who built the Eiffel Tower?

0:29:480:29:50

E, something, F, something, E, something.

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There we are. Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

0:29:550:29:57

So, here comes your second question. Nigel and Katie get to answer it first but, James and Nash,

0:29:570:30:01

you have to win this one to stay in the game. So best of luck.

0:30:010:30:04

Our second question is all about...

0:30:040:30:07

Prince Harry, Richard.

0:30:080:30:10

There will be five clues now to facts about Prince Harry.

0:30:100:30:13

The most obscure answer wins you the points.

0:30:130:30:15

Thank you very much. Let's reveal our five clues, and here they come.

0:30:150:30:18

I shall read those one last time.

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Nigel and Katie will go first.

0:30:490:30:52

-Shall we go for it? Yeah?

-Yeah.

-OK.

0:30:520:30:55

The reason why I'm going for this is because

0:30:550:30:58

if he started school in 1998,

0:30:580:31:00

he must have... Well, you start when you're 11.

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So I'm guessing the year he was born was 1987.

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-I'm guessing 1987 for the top one.

-OK, 1987, say Nigel and Katie.

0:31:070:31:11

Now then, James and Nash.

0:31:110:31:13

-We're not sure about this.

-Do you want to talk us through that board and fill in all our blanks?

-Well...

0:31:130:31:17

I don't think he was born in 1987, cos that's the same year

0:31:180:31:21

that I was born and I'm sure he's not as old as me.

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So the only one, really, that we know of -

0:31:240:31:26

and I've no idea if it's right -

0:31:260:31:28

is Sandhurst for the royal military academy.

0:31:280:31:31

Yeah, we'll go for that.

0:31:310:31:32

-Sandhurst.

-You're going to go for Sandhurst.

0:31:320:31:35

So, we have 1987 and we have Sandhurst.

0:31:350:31:38

Let's see, in the order they were given. 1987. Is that right?

0:31:380:31:41

Let's see how many people said it if it is.

0:31:410:31:43

Not right,

0:31:460:31:47

which means you only have to be correct with Sandhurst, James and Nash, and you're back in the game.

0:31:470:31:51

Let's see if you are right.

0:31:510:31:53

Yep, you are.

0:31:550:31:57

Look at that. Sandhurst down to 36,

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

0:32:030:32:07

Yeah, he was born in 1984, Prince Harry.

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Would have scored you 21 points.

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And he was 13 when he went to the public school,

0:32:130:32:16

which was Eton College.

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That would have scored you 53 points.

0:32:170:32:19

The one at the bottom there, it's 50-50.

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-And it's the South Pole.

-South Pole, yeah.

0:32:210:32:24

And would have scored you 27.

0:32:240:32:26

And Sentebale is the charity he set up.

0:32:260:32:29

-Two points for that. He always does interesting things, Harry, doesn't he?

-Yeah.

0:32:290:32:32

Seems like a properly nice guy.

0:32:320:32:34

-I think he is.

-Yeah.

-Genuinely, yeah.

0:32:340:32:36

-I think he is.

-Thank you very much, Richard.

0:32:360:32:38

So here comes your third question.

0:32:380:32:40

This is the one that decides who stays with us and who leaves at the end of this round.

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Best of luck to both pairs. Our third question is all about...

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Films with Hans Zimmer scores.

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If only we had two people doing film PhDs...

0:32:510:32:54

..in the head-to-head. And if only their supervisors were watching.

0:32:560:32:59

Five films now with Hans Zimmer scores, but we've put them in an anagram form, I'm afraid.

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Can you unscramble them?

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Best of luck to both teams.

0:33:060:33:07

Thanks very much indeed. Let's reveal our five anagrams and here they come.

0:33:070:33:10

We have got...

0:33:100:33:12

There we are. James and Nash will go first.

0:33:330:33:36

-Career mount?

-Hmm?

-What's career mount?

0:33:370:33:40

I've no idea.

0:33:400:33:42

Just go Rain Man? Yeah?

0:33:450:33:47

We're going to try Rain Man, Dustin Hoffman, 1988.

0:33:470:33:51

OK, Rain Man, say James and Nash.

0:33:510:33:54

Nigel and Katie, over to you.

0:33:540:33:56

Er, so...

0:33:570:33:58

Got a couple of them.

0:33:580:34:00

Think possibly the best of the ones we've got is the next to bottom one.

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We'll go for Inception.

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Inception. So, we have Rain Man and we have Inception.

0:34:070:34:11

In the order they were given, James and Nash said Rain Man for A RAM INN.

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

0:34:140:34:16

It's right.

0:34:190:34:20

44. 44 for Rain Man.

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Now then, Nigel and Katie, meanwhile, have gone for Inception

0:34:270:34:30

for NOTICE PIN. Let's see if that's right.

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Let's see how many people said Inception.

0:34:330:34:35

It's right.

0:34:370:34:38

44 is what it has to beat

0:34:390:34:41

and it does. Look at that, down it goes. Very well done.

0:34:410:34:43

26 for Inception,

0:34:430:34:45

which means, Nigel and Katie, after three questions,

0:34:450:34:48

you are through to the final 2-1.

0:34:480:34:50

Very well played. Yeah, Oscar nominated for both of those films,

0:34:500:34:53

Hans Zimmer. He was also Oscar nominated for the bottom one there,

0:34:530:34:55

-the Russell Crowe movie.

-Gladiator.

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Gladiator.

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Which would have scored you 41 points.

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Been nominated ten times, only won once, for his work on The Lion King.

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Now, these other two are hard.

0:35:030:35:05

CAREER MOUNT is True Romance.

0:35:050:35:08

-Of course it is.

-Would have scored you two points.

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And this last one - now, I just got this one.

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This is a film that if you put it on telly late at night,

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you can never turn it off.

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-Cool Runnings.

-Oh! I wasn't going to get that for a million years.

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One point. Very well done if you said that at home.

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Thank you very much indeed, Richard. So the pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head round,

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James and Nash, I'm afraid it's you.

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Going out on a film-related question as well, I might add.

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But it's great news for us. Means we get to see you again next time,

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to which we will look forward very much indeed.

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Thanks very much. James and Nash.

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But for Nigel and Katie, it's now time for our Pointless final.

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Congratulations, Nigel and Katie.

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

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-Wahey!

-You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot and at the end

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of today's show, let's not forget, the jackpot stands at £4,000.

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There we are.

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Well, very, very swift work, I have to say.

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You came, you saw, you conquered.

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Anything you'd like to see come up in this last round?

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Well, I'd like anything to do with recent music or sport.

0:36:190:36:23

-I think we're both good on sport.

-Yeah.

0:36:230:36:25

-Nigel, are you...?

-I'd like recent music -

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then Katie can answer them all.

0:36:260:36:28

OK. Very good indeed.

0:36:280:36:29

That's nice. Let's see what today's selection looks like.

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We've got...

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Erm...I think there's only one we can go for.

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It'll have to be England Versus Germany.

0:36:460:36:48

-Yeah. England Versus Germany, Richard.

-OK, very best of luck. If you like sport,

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it's a very nice question for you. We're looking for any of the following, please.

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We're looking for any of the players in the 2001 Fifa World Cup qualifier

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that England won, famously, 5-1.

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So, anyone who started the game or came on as a substitute.

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We're looking for anyone who played in the 2010 Fifa World Cup

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last-16 match that England lost 4-1.

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Again, if you started or came on as a sub.

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And we're looking for any of the players in the women's

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2015 World Cup third-place play-off between England and Germany.

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Again, starting XI and people who came on as subs.

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So the 2001 qualifier, the 2010 last-16 match

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and the women's World Cup third-place play-off.

0:37:220:37:24

-Very best of luck.

-Thank you very much indeed. As always, you've got

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up to one minute to come up with three answers.

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

0:37:290:37:32

pointless. Are you ready?

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-Yep.

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

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There they are. Your time starts now.

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OK, I think... Women's football, Kelly Smith,

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but I'm not sure whether she's playing any more.

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What was the little... little winger?

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-There's Rachel... Yeah, Rachel Yankey, but she's not playing any more.

-No, she doesn't play.

0:37:450:37:48

Erm... Oh! Who's the one that plays for Manchester City?

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There's... OK, do you know any of the others? Cos I'll struggle.

0:37:520:37:55

-Yeah, it's just getting the years right.

-2010 - just go for someone.

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Played in the Fifa World Cup match...

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-Last 16.

-So that includes the Germans, don't forget.

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-OK. Do you know any?

-Oh, my God. Just gone blank.

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Er...

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2010... World Cup last 16.

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-I've just totally gone...

-Lescott? No...

0:38:100:38:12

-Keeper - who was the keeper? Did...?

-It would have been...

0:38:120:38:15

Did Robert Green...? No, that wasn't the one where he...

0:38:150:38:17

Totally gone blank. 2001.

0:38:190:38:23

-Would that have been Seaman?

-Sterling?

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Raheem Sterling. No, he wasn't playing then.

0:38:250:38:27

-Ten seconds left.

-He wasn't playing then.

0:38:270:38:29

Who'd have been playing up front?

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Erm...

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Rooney will have played, but he won't be pointless.

0:38:340:38:36

-No, OK.

-OK, I'm sorry to say, that is your minute up. I'm really sorry.

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What answers can you give me? If you say which category you're answering, that'd be great.

0:38:410:38:44

-Right, Wayne Rooney.

-Wayne Rooney.

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-I've heard of him.

-Just to make sure we've got one right.

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-Then...

-Sorry, which category?

-In the middle one.

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-In the 2010.

-The 2010, OK, yeah.

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For the women's third-place play-off...

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-Kelly Smith.

-Kelly Smith.

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-Kelly Smith.

-And then we'll have...

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Gareth Southgate, the top one?

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Would he have played, Gareth Southgate?

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Yeah, it's possible. In the 2001 qualifier, Gareth Southgate.

0:39:090:39:13

Gareth Southgate. OK, of those three, which is your best shot at a pointless answer, do you think?

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-Gareth Southgate.

-Gareth Southgate goes last. Least likely to be pointless?

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-Wayne Rooney.

-Wayne Rooney. And Kelly Smith in the middle.

0:39:210:39:23

OK, well, let's put those answers up on the board in that order, and here they are. We have got...

0:39:230:39:28

Well, very, very best of luck.

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If one of these answers turns out to be pointless and wins you

0:39:330:39:36

that jackpot, what would you do with it?

0:39:360:39:38

4,000 quid. Nice prize to take home.

0:39:380:39:40

Probably do some sort of challenge with it.

0:39:400:39:43

Some sort of life challenge.

0:39:430:39:45

I'm sort of working down a bit of a bucket list at the moment, so...

0:39:450:39:48

-OK.

-Something like Everest base camp or go Killy, something like that,

0:39:480:39:53

-through a charity.

-Killy?

-Yeah.

-I've never heard it called that.

0:39:530:39:56

Well, you're on first-syllable terms!

0:39:560:39:59

Dude, Kilmarnock High Street's not that...

0:39:590:40:01

It's not that steep. You'll be fine.

0:40:010:40:03

Katie?

0:40:030:40:05

-I think I would probably go on a holiday this year and maybe put the rest towards a new car.

-Very good.

0:40:050:40:11

Best of luck. Three good answers there. Your first answer was Wayne Rooney.

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In this case, we were looking for players in the 2010 last-16 match

0:40:140:40:17

of the World Cup. Let's see how many of our 100 people said Wayne Rooney.

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If it is pointless, it wins you £4,000.

0:40:200:40:23

It's right.

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It just has to be pointless - that's the thing.

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

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Down we go through the 40s, into the 30s.

0:40:310:40:33

Into the 20...

0:40:330:40:34

There we are, 29.

0:40:340:40:36

There we are. Not a pointless answer, which means we now move on to your next answer,

0:40:390:40:43

which was Kelly Smith. In this case, we were looking for any players in

0:40:430:40:46

the Fifa women's 2015 World Cup, the third-place play-off.

0:40:460:40:50

If that is a pointless answer, it wins you £4,000.

0:40:500:40:53

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

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Oh, bad luck.

0:40:590:41:01

As you suspected, not playing in that game.

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Which means everything is now riding on your third and final answer.

0:41:050:41:07

Gareth Southgate, you've gone for.

0:41:070:41:09

We've now gone back to 2001.

0:41:090:41:11

Let us find out how many people said Gareth Southgate.

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If it is right and pointless, it wins you £4,000.

0:41:140:41:17

How many people said it?

0:41:170:41:18

Bad luck.

0:41:230:41:24

Bad luck.

0:41:270:41:28

Well, sadly, you didn't manage to find that pointless answer you needed,

0:41:300:41:33

so I'm afraid you don't win today's jackpot of £4,000.

0:41:330:41:35

That now rolls over onto the next show.

0:41:350:41:37

But it's been great. I mean, a really strong performance right through the show,

0:41:370:41:40

and you both get a Pointless trophy to take home, so very well done for that.

0:41:400:41:44

Yes, it's a tough one, that, you know, naming teams from certain years and, you know...

0:41:480:41:52

You know, you'll recognise so many of these names.

0:41:520:41:54

But bringing them to mind in 60 seconds is very, very difficult.

0:41:540:41:57

So, players in the 2001 qualifier.

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You could have had Jamie Carragher or Sol Campbell

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or the entirety of the Germany team, other than Oliver Kahn.

0:42:050:42:08

Every German player was pointless there.

0:42:080:42:09

Gareth Southgate was an unused sub in that game.

0:42:090:42:12

The 2010 last-16 match...

0:42:130:42:15

David James. You were talking about who was the goalie?

0:42:150:42:18

It was David James.

0:42:180:42:19

Mario Gomez of Germany.

0:42:190:42:21

You also could have had Arne Friedrich, Glen Johnson,

0:42:230:42:25

Jerome Boateng. Manuel Neuer was a pointless answer.

0:42:250:42:27

Matthew Upson, Per Mertesacker, a pointless answer.

0:42:270:42:30

And Stefan Kiessling, also pointless.

0:42:300:42:32

Very well done if you said any of those.

0:42:320:42:34

Now, that third-place play-off.

0:42:340:42:35

Some big names here as well.

0:42:350:42:37

Casey Stoney was a pointless answer. She's been on the show.

0:42:370:42:40

Point scorers there - Steph Houghton scored points.

0:42:430:42:45

Karen Carney, Karen Bardsley, Jill Scott, Lucy Bronze, Eniola Aluko.

0:42:450:42:48

Every other answer was a pointless answer.

0:42:480:42:50

Very well done if you got one of those at home. And unlucky.

0:42:500:42:53

You know, every name is familiar, isn't it?

0:42:530:42:55

But what can you do in that 60 seconds?

0:42:550:42:57

Thanks very much. Well, Nigel and Katie - very sadly, they didn't win our jackpot today,

0:42:570:43:01

which means it rolls over onto the next show, when we will be playing for £5,000.

0:43:010:43:06

That's quite a jackpot. Join us next time to see if someone can win it.

0:43:080:43:11

-Meanwhile, it's goodbye from Richard.

-Goodbye.

0:43:110:43:13

And it's goodbye from me. Goodbye.

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


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