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Episode 14

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 to Pointless,

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the show where the aim of the game is to score as few points as you can.

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And you do that by coming up with the answers no-one else can think of.

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Let's meet today's players.

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Couple number one.

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Hello, my name is Hugh, this is my wife, Pauline,

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-and we live in Kennington in London.

-Couple number two.

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Hello, I'm Hannah, this is my husband, Jason,

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-and we're from Carmarthen in West Wales.

-Couple number three.

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Hello, my name is Lyn, and this is a good friend, Kenny,

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-and we're both from County Durham.

-And finally, couple number four.

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Hi, my name is Jessica, and this is my friend Shailyn, and we're both from London.

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And these are today's contestants.

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APPLAUSE Thanks very much, all of you, a very warm welcome to Pointless.

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We'll get to 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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You've heard of the Beast of Bodmin, meet the Beast of Admin.

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

-Hiya. Hiya, everybody.

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Good afternoon.

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-Afternoon, sir.

-And to you.

-Are you well?

-I'm very well. How are you?

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-Yeah, I'm terrific.

-Oh, good.

-Out of ten, how are you?

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I'm up there, up there in the nines, I think, yeah.

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-Physically?

-Physically, yeah, fine.

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-Out of ten?

-Physically, probably, again, in the eights.

-Mentally?

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About the low threes. LAUGHTER

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Well, that's all good news. We've only got one returning pair from the last show,

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Jessica and Shailyn, on podium four. They got through to Round Two,

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but then joined the 200 Club in Round Two.

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-Some class acts on today's show, I think. Don't you think?

-I think so.

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I think we're going to have quite a sophisticated evening.

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I think of that we can be absolutely sure.

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Anyway, well, thank you very much. We'll see how it goes.

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But I think you're right, it is going to be a cracking show.

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Stephen and Andy didn't win the jackpot last time.

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See, already, that's made it exciting, hasn't it? So we add another £1,000 to that,

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so today's jackpot starts off at a pleasing £2,000.

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APPLAUSE

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

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APPLAUSE

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OK, as ever, I start the show off by reminding everyone what the

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rule is, and the rule is this.

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

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eliminated, so just make sure you're not that pair. Best of luck.

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Our first category today is...

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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. Here it comes.

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We gave 100 people 100 seconds to name as many...

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Elements containing the letter L, Richard.

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Yeah, any element on the periodic table as of February 2016, please,

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that contains the letter L. Very best of luck.

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Thank you very much indeed. Now, Hugh, a warm welcome to Pointless.

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-Thank you.

-I know you're desperately trying to think of chemical elements

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that contain the letter L.

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But first, please tell me, what do you do, Hugh? What do you do?

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-I'm a nonexecutive director.

-Oh, that's fun. Do you enjoy that?

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It is quite fun, yes. I stopped being a full-time financial services person

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-a couple of years ago.

-I see.

-And this is a more part-time version of that.

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Very good. Well, that's rather nice. What are you doing with all that time you now have on your hands?

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Well, Pauline also works part-time,

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and so we spend quite a lot of time travelling.

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We do quite a lot of sport together. And we live in London, so we do a lot of culture.

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There are a lot of shows, a lot of theatres, a lot of music.

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-That just sounds lovely.

-It is nice, yes.

-Nothing wrong with that.

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-No, very nice.

-Now think about chemistry.

-OK, thank you.

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-I had one but I've forgotten it now.

-I'm so sorry. LAUGHTER

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Oh, I seem to have it now.

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-See, that's quite sophisticated already.

-It is quite sophisticated.

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-Now, Hugh.

-I'm going to say mendelevium.

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Mendelevium, says Hugh.

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Let's see, mendelevium, is it right, how many of our 100 people said it?

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It is right.

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Yes, very well done. 3 for mendelevium. APPLAUSE

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Great start to the round, great start to the show.

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Well played, Hugh, very nice.

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Named after Dmitri Mendeleev, who was the inventor of the periodic table.

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He was the guy who first fashioned it from wood.

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When he made it, it only had three legs, didn't it? It was tiny.

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It was originally a periodic stool.

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And then it became a periodic table when somebody else put

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-another leg on it.

-Thank you very much indeed. Jason, welcome.

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-Here from Carmarthen.

-Yes.

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ALEXANDER LAUGHS

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-It took you a while to compute that.

-Not Carmarthen.

-Not Carmarthen?

-No.

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Llanfihangel-ar-Arth.

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Carmarthen, Jason. What keeps you busy there? LAUGHTER

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-I'm a postman.

-Oh, I d..

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We love postmen on this show. APPLAUSE

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We're rapidly becoming the show of postmen.

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Our finalists in the last show were postmen.

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-They failed to deliver, but they were postmen.

-LAUGHTER

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They did fail to deliver. But that's fantastic.

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-So, how long have you been a postie?

-About three and a half years.

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-You're in the actual delivering bit?

-Yes.

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It's mostly in the van because it's quite a rural area that we live in.

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So it's a lot of driving around, occasionally sort of walking,

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-not so much with the bags.

-Now then, Jason.

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What would you like to go for? Any chemical element containing an L.

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I've got a couple. One of them is a bit, I'm not 100% sure of.

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So I'm going to go safe and I'm going to go for silver.

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Silver. Silver, says Jason.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people thought of silver.

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Oh, still going down. Look at that, 31.

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Not as bad as it might have been. Some safety in silver.

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Yes, small supernovas produce silver. That's nice, isn't it?

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-That's nice of them.

-Yeah.

-Where does it go?

-Second place.

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LAUGHTER

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Lyn. Welcome to Pointless. Here from County Durham, how lovely.

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-What do you do, Lyn?

-I'm retired.

-What do you do now you're retired?

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-How do you fill your time?

-A little bit of gardening.

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-A lot of interfering.

-What do you grow in your garden?

-Just flowers.

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-Flowers and the odd gnome.

-OK. The odd gnome.

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ALEXANDER LAUGHS

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-Fantastic. Oh, Lyn's great.

-Oh, I told you.

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-I told you it's a good bunch.

-It's a cracking bunch.

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-Lyn, how is your chemistry?

-Not good.

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I'm going to say lithium.

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Lithium, says Lyn. Lithium. OK, let's see where lithium ends up.

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31's our high score, 3 is our low.

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It's right.

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Oh, 56.

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APPLAUSE

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Well, there we are. 56 for lithium.

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-A big score because it begins with L, I think.

-Begins with L.

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-There's your problem.

-Shailyn, welcome back to Pointless.

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Good to have you here. Again. And remind us what you do.

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-I work in advertising.

-You are part of the media buying in advertising.

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Working out where you're going to shunt your product.

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What kind of products do you have? All kinds, or do you specialise?

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All kinds of products.

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-What is the most fun campaign you have been part of?

-Female beauty.

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Oh, yes. That's fun.

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So, do you get to travel around a lot doing your job?

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Occasionally I get to go to Amsterdam with work.

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And then privately as well, I travel a lot.

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But you never go off on shoots and things, do you?

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-That's never, that's never your department?

-Unfortunately not.

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That's a shame. Now, Shailyn, what would you like to go for?

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-I'm going to go with nickel.

-Nickel, says Shailyn. Let's see if it's right,

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

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56 is our high score, 3 is our low. Well, you've passed 56.

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Oh, look at that, down we go. Oh, almost down to 3.

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5 for nickel. Very well done, Shailyn.

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APPLAUSE

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That's a nice answer, Shailyn. Well played. Again, one of those ones that doesn't really sound like it

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-should be an element. Nickel. But it is.

-Thank you very much.

-Pleasure.

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We're halfway through the round, let's take a look at those scores. 3, the lowest score of the pass.

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Well done, Hugh. Then up to 5, where we find Shailyn and Jessica.

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Then up to 31, where we find Jason and Hannah.

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And then up to 56, where we find Lyn and Kenny.

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Now, you're not way out in front but, Kenny, we need a nice low score

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from you to make sure you remain with us at the end of the round. Best of luck with that.

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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. Now, Jessica, welcome back.

-Thank you.

-Remind us what you do.

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-So, I work in advertising as well.

-I see. Also media buying.

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-Yes.

-What do you think about this idea of getting out to join the

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account directors, you know, the account managers on location?

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Unfortunately, Shailyn doesn't get to do that,

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but I actually do get to do that.

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LAUGHTER

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-So, I've been to New York and Mexico recently for work.

-That's great.

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What are your hobbies outside work?

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So, I like to try lots of different things.

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I think most recently I tried taxidermy,

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which was quite interesting.

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I can't believe we didn't talk about this last time.

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How does one just get into taxidermy?

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You know how you get into it.

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LAUGHTER

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There's plenty of professionals who do day courses.

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And so I did one, and I was given a mouse that we stuffed in the end.

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So, yeah, but it was great. Because now I understand all the anatomy.

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And if there was an apocalypse, I can feed myself, so it's all good.

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With dried out bits of... I don't know. Feed yourself with...

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-But I know how to take an animal apart now.

-Oh, that's good.

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-I understand all the biology of it.

-OK.

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I tell you what, "I know how to take an animal apart" might be the

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most Australian thing anyone has ever said.

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LAUGHTER

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OK. Now, Jessica, you are on 5.

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The high-scorers on 56 are Kenny and Lyn.

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So, if you could score 50 or less,

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you're definitely into Round Two again.

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My goal is not to get 100.

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-This is a good goal.

-Yes.

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-So I'm going to go with lead.

-Lead.

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-Again, it begins with L. We saw what happened there.

-Yeah.

-Lead.

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OK, you don't want 100, you're going with lead. There is your red line. If you get below that,

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you're definitely through to the next round.

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Let's see how many people said lead.

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It's right.

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Oh, you've done it. Look at that.

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34. APPLAUSE

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Takes your total up to 39. Very well done indeed.

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Yeah, begins with L, but again,

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I think people are less certain that that's an element.

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Those ones that don't have "ium" on the end, like lithium, people may be

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-thinking, "Is that a thing? Or is that something you just buy in a shop?"

-Hm.

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Thank you, Richard. Now, Kenny. Kenny, welcome to the show.

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-Great to have you here. What do you do, Kenny?

-I'm a civil servant.

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-Thank you.

-LAUGHTER

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Step away from the question.

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What do you do when you're not serving the civic interest?

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Similar to Lyn.

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I like gardening, I've got a little garden and I'm growing broad beans,

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peas and beans at the moment.

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Oh, now tell me, when you cook broad beans,

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-do you like to take the little jacket off each one?

-Yeah.

-Same here.

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-Serve it with tomato sauce and a bit of salsa.

-And...?

-Salsa.

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Oh, I thought you said sulphur. I'm so sorry.

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I was thinking, "Oh, no, no, not the yellow."

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-But it's quite labour-intensive, but worth it.

-Totally.

-Yeah.

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It's a very companionable thing to do to sit and shell.

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Shell broad beans. Don't you agree, Lyn?

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Does he ever get you round to do some shelling?

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-No, I just go and eat them.

-LAUGHTER

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Now, Kenny, you're on 56.

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You happen to be the high-scorers, courtesy of lithium.

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Who knew that was going to be such a high score?

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But, yes, a nice low score from you.

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I've got two.

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I'll go for palladium.

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Palladium, very nice. OK.

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No red line because you're the high-scorers,

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but let's see how far down the column you go with palladium.

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Look at that, Kenny, down it goes to 2. Very well done indeed.

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Lowest score of the round so far, 58 is your total.

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Exactly what was required of you there.

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Very well played, Kenny, lovely stuff.

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Yeah, discovered by Bruce Forsyth.

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LAUGHTER

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Thank you very much indeed.

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-Hannah, welcome.

-Thank you.

-Welcome here from...Carmarthen.

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LAUGHTER

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-Oh, just teach me how to say it.

-Llanfihangel.

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-Llanfihangel.

-Ar.

-Ar.

-Arth.

-Arth.

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-Llanfihangel-ar-Arth.

-Yes. Very good.

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APPLAUSE

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Very happy with that. Good. Thank you. I've already forgotten it.

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-Now, Hannah, what do you do?

-I'm a project support officer.

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-What sort of projects?

-Renewable energy.

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-So I work on hydro schemes at the moment.

-Now, that's exciting.

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I visited the most exciting hydro scheme ever in North Wales.

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-That Electric Mountain.

-Yeah, I've been there. It's really good.

-Oh, that's brilliant.

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-Have you heard of Electric Mountain?

-Really, an electric mountain? That sounds fun.

-It's amazing.

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There's a lake on top, a reservoir on top,

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and when there's a high demand for electricity, there's a surge,

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usually at half-time in a big England international match,

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and everyone puts the kettle on, they let all the water out and

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it just floods down, turns the massive turbines at the bottom.

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-I know.

-That's cool.

-It out-Bonds James Bond, I think. Very exciting.

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Anyhow, Hannah, I'm sorry. I digress.

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We need to concentrate on chemical elements containing the letter L.

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Right, I'm sorry about this, Jason, but a bit of punt.

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I think Californium.

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Californium. We love Californium.

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Is it right, is what I mean? Oh, Californium, is it right? There's your red line.

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Let's see if you can get below that with Californium.

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It's right.

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You are in Round Two.

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Look at that, 3. APPLAUSE

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Taking your total up to 34, very well done indeed.

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Yeah, an answer in a jackpot round recently as well, wasn't it?

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It got a very similar score as well.

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They use it to detect silver, as well, underground, Californium.

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-How?

-Hmm?

-LAUGHTER

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-How?

-It has an unbelievable sense of smell.

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LAUGHTER

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-Thank you.

-Pauline, welcome to Pointless. Lovely to have you here.

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-What do you do, Pauline?

-I'm a solicitor.

-A solicitor.

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-And a part-time solicitor.

-I am now, yes.

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I used to be very much full-time,

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but it's much better to work part-time.

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And how much of that time can you spend at home?

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-Or do you have to travel in?

-No, I mostly work from home now.

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-Occasionally have to go and meet a client, but...

-Oh, that's very nice.

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How disciplined are you? Do you have a sort of separate office?

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-Yes, we have a separate office.

-Is it at the other end of the garden?

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-No, it's on the top floor of the house.

-I see, OK. So that's good.

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So there is a time by which you generally try to be in the office?

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Well, it depends. It depends on what needs to be done.

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When we were working full-time, he used to say,

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"We should have a separation between sort of home and the office."

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And now that we work from home,

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-he tries to encourage a separation between bed and office.

-Yes.

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You see, I could very easily... If I had stuff I had to read, I'd think, "Oh, I'll sit down and

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"read it and have this cup of coffee," then finish... "Oh, I might just lie down and read."

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-And then wake up and it would be strangely unread.

-That is the problem.

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OK, there you are. You're on 3.

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The high-scorers are Kenny and Lyn at the moment on 58.

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54 or less gets you through.

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-Everyone has pinched my answers, unfortunately.

-Yes.

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-I'm going to have to go with platinum.

-Platinum.

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Platinum, says Pauline. Now, here is your red line. If you can get below that with platinum,

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you're through to the next round. How many of our 100 people said it?

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Well done, you're through.

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Not bad at all. 9. Taking your total up to 12. APPLAUSE

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Which is the lowest total by a distance.

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Very well played, everybody there. There's only five pointless answers.

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Let's take a look at what they are.

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Well done if you said any of these...

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Livermorium. Another old friend.

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Thank you very much indeed.

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So, at the end of our first round, the pair we have to send home,

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I'm so sorry, Kenny and Lyn. Lithiumgate. You fell.

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You tripped at lithium. I thought it was a great answer.

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Why on Earth it should suddenly have such a spike in its score,

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I have no idea. Anyhow, we'll see you again next time. I'm sure you'll go much, much further.

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-But in the meantime, thanks very much indeed, Kenny and Lyn.

-Thank you.

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APPLAUSE

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

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APPLAUSE

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And so we are down to three pairs. And at the end of this round, obviously, we will have to

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say goodbye to another pair, I don't know which pair that's going to be.

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But who knows what will happen in this round? It's going to be a new category.

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Best of luck to all three pairs. That category is...

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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, and the question concerns...

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-Richard.

-Yeah, on both boards,

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we're going to show you descriptions of six famous women.

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They all happen to have surnames which are men's names.

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Can you name the most obscure of them, please?

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12 in all to have a go at at home. So, very best of luck.

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OK, thanks very much.

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So we are looking for the famous women described by these clues.

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And here they are.

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I'll read those all one last time.

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Pauline.

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Hmm. I'm hoping that's because you can't decide which one to go for of

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-all the ones you know, rather than you're baffled...

-There are a few that I know.

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-Good.

-I'm just trying to decide what would be the lowest scoring.

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I think I'll have to go with the fourth one, Debbie Harry,

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-for the rock band Blondie.

-OK, Debbie Harry, says Pauline.

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

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54 for Debbie Harry. Not bad.

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APPLAUSE

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Yeah, nice start. Rapture by Blondie,

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the first-ever US number one to feature rapping in any form.

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-Not the best, but the first.

-Thank you, Richard. Jason.

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Right, there's not very many that I know up there, so I'm going to go

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for "tennis coach who was appointed", and I think that's Judy Murray.

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Judy Murray, says Jason.

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

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That's a good answer. APPLAUSE

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Look at that. 7 for Judy Murray.

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Great work, Jason. Well played.

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She says that Andy Murray's wedding day made her prouder than when

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he won Wimbledon.

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-That's sweet, isn't it?

-Aw!

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-How nice.

-That's very nice. Thank you very much indeed. Now, Shailyn.

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This board's all yours. Would you like to talk us through it?

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I am going to... I only have one answer in mind.

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I'm going to go with Fiona Bruce as the newsreader.

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OK, Fiona Bruce, says Shailyn. Let's see if that's right.

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

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APPLAUSE 25 for Fiona Bruce.

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Not bad.

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In the American version of Antiques Roadshow, in 2015,

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a woman brought in a jug and it was valued at 50,000.

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And then another woman came along six months later and proved

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it was the jug that she had made at school in the 1970s.

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So it wasn't worth 50,000 any more.

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Now, let's fill in the rest of these.

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-Do you know the British cookery writer?

-I do.

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-She's called Elizabeth David.

-She is indeed.

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Would have scored you 6 points. The writer whose Diary Of A Young

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-Girl was published in 1947?

-Anne Frank.

-Anne Frank. 22 points.

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And very well done at home if you got the US swimmer who is

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Missy Franklin.

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She would have scored you 1 point, It's the best answer on the board.

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Thank you very much indeed, Richard. We're halfway through the round.

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Let's take a look at those scores. 7, ah! Look at that!

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They will be celebrating on the streets of Llanfihangel-argh-ach... tonight.

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Very well done indeed. Keep that up and you'll be through to the head-to-head.

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Up to 25 is where we find Shailyn and Jessica. 54, Pauline and Hugh.

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So, Hugh, you know what you have to do. Good luck with that.

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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 come.

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We've got:

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

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There we are. Now, Jessica.

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There's quite a few that I can knock out straightaway.

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I'm going to go for one that hopefully will just get us on

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the board.

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So I'm going to say Meg Ryan for Sleepless In Seattle.

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Meg Ryan, says Jessica. Here is your red line.

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If you can get below that with Meg Ryan,

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you are definitely through to the head-to-head.

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Let's see how many of our 100 said Meg Ryan.

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It's right.

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Ooh, look at that! Down it goes to 22. APPLAUSE

0:23:280:23:31

Not bad at all!

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-47 is your total.

-Yeah, her birth name was actually Margaret Hyra.

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But Ryan was her grandmother's maiden name.

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Thank you, Richard. Now then, Hannah. You're on 7.

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The high scorers are Hugh and Pauline at this stage.

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46 or less would be good.

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-I don't think that's going to happen.

-Oh, no!

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-Really?

-I could skip first names. I can't get...

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There's only one that I know definitely and that's

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-Diana Ross for the Supremes.

-Diana Ross, says Hannah.

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Question is, how far down the column will that get you?

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There's your red line. How many people said Diana Ross?

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Yeah. It's right.

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Look at that! 46 you needed,

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46 you got. Look at that. 53 is your total. APPLAUSE

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-Very well done indeed. Supremely lucky.

-That's cutting it fine.

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She was supposed to be called Diane Ross,

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but they typed it up wrong at the hospital, so she became Diana.

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-Diana Ross flows better, I think.

-I think so.

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And weirdly, and this is weird for two reasons,

0:24:340:24:36

she wanted to call her daughter Chutney...

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but the daughter is actually called Chudney for exactly the same reason.

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They want to go to a more literate hospital there.

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Or actually not. Chudney is not the prettiest name, is it?

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It's better than Chutney.

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You don't have to call your child what the person

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has written down in the hospital. It's very much up to the...

0:24:550:24:58

I understand that, but I think sometimes it just catches on.

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-It sticks.

-It sticks.

-Yeah.

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Chutney certainly does.

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Thank you.

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Now, Hugh, you are our high-scorers, I'm afraid,

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even before you've given your excellent answer.

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Would you like, as a parting shot,

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-just to fill in all the blanks for us?

-I'd like to, but I can't.

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There's only one I know and I'm pleased the others didn't take it.

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Denise Lewis was the gold medal in the heptathlon at the Sydney

0:25:210:25:24

-Olympics in 2000.

-Wonderful Denise Lewis. OK.

0:25:240:25:27

I'm afraid there's no red line for you, as you are the high-scorers,

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but let's see how far down the column we get with Denise Lewis.

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It's right.

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Long way down. That's a good answer, Hugh.

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7. APPLAUSE

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Takes your total up to 61.

0:25:450:25:47

Yeah, nice end. Bodes well for the next show, Hugh. Well done.

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-Yeah, she came on the show with her father-in-law.

-She did.

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It was Tom O'Connor. The comedian.

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Now, let's look at the rest of these. We will start at the bottom.

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-The actress who played Dorien Green...?

-Lesley Joseph.

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Lesley Joseph.

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Would have scored you 24 and the actress who played Hilda Ogden...?

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-It's Jean Alexander.

-Jean Alexander. Thank you.

-That's your name.

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-It is.

-11 points for that.

0:26:100:26:12

-And do you know the mother of King Edward VI of England?

-Jane Seymour.

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-It is Jane Seymour.

-Ooh, that's good!

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Oh, that's annoying, isn't it? Jane Seymour is the right answer. Would have scored 1 point.

0:26:180:26:22

-Would have been a terrific answer.

-Excellent. Thank you very much, Richard.

0:26:220:26:25

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

0:26:250:26:28

goodbye to with their high score of 61, it's Hugh and Pauline.

0:26:280:26:31

Nothing wrong with that score. Oh, well. Never mind.

0:26:310:26:33

It all bodes very well for when you next appear on Pointless and we look forward to that very much.

0:26:330:26:37

Meantime, thanks very much, Hugh and Pauline. APPLAUSE

0:26:370:26:40

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

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Congratulations, Jessica and Shailyn, Hannah and Jason.

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

0:26:520:26:55

for our jackpot, which currently stands at...

0:26:550:26:59

APPLAUSE

0:26:590:27:01

Well, here we are. We've arrived at the head-to-head, which means you can start

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playing as a pair, you can confer before you give your answers.

0:27:050:27:07

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

0:27:070:27:10

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

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Here is your first question. And it concerns:

0:27:180:27:22

Paintings from the Musee D'Orsay collection. Richard.

0:27:220:27:26

We're going to show you five paintings now from that collection.

0:27:260:27:29

We need you to name the artist, please.

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We're going to give you some letters as well to help you out. Very best of luck.

0:27:310:27:34

Thank you very much indeed. So, here are our five paintings and here they come.

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There we are. Five paintings from the Musee D'Orsay collection.

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Jessica and Shailyn, you're our low scorers, so you will go first.

0:28:080:28:11

THEY WHISPER

0:28:110:28:14

-We'd like to go for E, for Whistler.

-Whistler, say Jessica and Shailyn.

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Now then, Hannah and Jason, that board's all yours.

0:28:360:28:38

Would you like to talk us through them?

0:28:380:28:40

This is Hannah's area of expertise, so she's told me what they all are.

0:28:400:28:45

-So I'll bow to her judgment.

-I'm no expert.

0:28:450:28:48

We went there for my 40th birthday. I think A is Degas.

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And B is Monet.

0:28:520:28:55

D is Van Gogh.

0:28:550:28:57

-And I think C is Rousseau, so we're going to say C, Rousseau.

-Rousseau.

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So, we have Whistler and we have Rousseau.

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Jessica and Shailyn said Whistler for E. Let's see if that's right.

0:29:030:29:07

Let's see how many people said it.

0:29:070:29:09

It is Whistler.

0:29:100:29:12

32. APPLAUSE

0:29:150:29:18

Well done. Now then, Hannah and Jason have gone for Rousseau for C.

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Let's see if that's right. How many of our 100 people got Rousseau?

0:29:250:29:28

It is Rousseau.

0:29:310:29:33

And it wins you the point. Very well done indeed.

0:29:360:29:38

Look at that! Down to 6 for Rousseau. APPLAUSE

0:29:380:29:41

Well played, Hannah and Jason.

0:29:410:29:43

It means after one question, you are up 1-0.

0:29:430:29:45

Very nicely done, Hannah. Yeah, best answer on the board.

0:29:450:29:48

And what a nice thing to do for a 40th birthday as well. A lovely place to go.

0:29:480:29:51

You took us through the board very, very nicely and you chose the best one. A is Degas.

0:29:510:29:56

It would have beaten Whistler as well, actually, Degas.

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Would have scored 24.

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B is Monet.

0:30:010:30:02

You are right and that would have scored 58.

0:30:020:30:06

And unsurprisingly, the biggest scorer on the board,

0:30:070:30:09

given those letters, Van Gogh, however you want to pronounce that.

0:30:090:30:13

And he would have scored 86 points.

0:30:130:30:16

Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

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OK, here comes your second question. Now, Jessica and Shailyn,

0:30:180:30:20

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

0:30:200:30:23

Your second question is all about:

0:30:230:30:27

Simply five clues to facts about Japan,

0:30:270:30:30

but which is the most obscure?

0:30:300:30:32

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

0:30:320:30:35

I'll read those again.

0:30:570:30:59

Hannah and Jason, you will go first.

0:31:170:31:21

OK.

0:31:210:31:22

We know a couple.

0:31:240:31:25

But we're going to go for the name of Japan's highest mountain,

0:31:250:31:29

-which is...

-Fuji.

-Fuji.

0:31:290:31:31

Fuji. Fuji. OK. Now then, Jessica and Shailyn, that board's all yours.

0:31:310:31:35

Do you want to talk us through it?

0:31:350:31:39

So, the trains are the Bullet trains.

0:31:390:31:44

And the last one is Kyoto.

0:31:440:31:46

-Not sure of the other two.

-No.

0:31:490:31:50

-Which one do you want to go for?

-Kyoto?

-Yeah?

0:31:500:31:54

-Yeah.

-We'll go for Kyoto.

-You're going to go for Kyoto.

0:31:540:31:57

So, we have Mount Fuji and we have Kyoto.

0:31:570:32:00

Hannah and Jason said Fuji.

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Let's see if that's right for the highest mountain.

0:32:010:32:04

It is right.

0:32:060:32:07

52. APPLAUSE

0:32:100:32:13

52 for Mount Fuji.

0:32:150:32:16

Now, Jessica and Shailyn have gone for Kyoto, Japan's capital

0:32:160:32:20

for over 1,000 years. Let's see if that's right, let's see how many people said Kyoto.

0:32:200:32:24

Kyoto's right.

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And...ooh! Ooh! 57 for Kyoto. Look at that!

0:32:300:32:33

APPLAUSE

0:32:330:32:35

Wow! Very well done indeed, Hannah and Jason.

0:32:350:32:38

-That means after only two questions, you're straight through to the final, 2-0.

-Very nicely done.

0:32:380:32:43

Yeah, the name Kyoto literally means capital city.

0:32:430:32:47

-Slightly unoriginal.

-Pretty name.

-It is pretty.

0:32:470:32:49

It's like Beijing, which is northern capital.

0:32:490:32:52

-Same thing.

-Yeah.

-Now, the Shinkansen trains, you're right, is a Bullet train.

0:32:520:32:56

Wouldn't have saved you cos it would have scored 60.

0:32:560:32:59

These other two are the best two answers up there, unsurprisingly.

0:32:590:33:03

The Japanese mainland island is Honshu.

0:33:030:33:06

13 points for that.

0:33:060:33:08

-And this is the sort of one you feel like you should know this.

-Mm.

0:33:080:33:11

When it came up, you think, this must be obvious.

0:33:110:33:13

But it's actually the best answer on the board. And it's Bushido.

0:33:130:33:16

-Bushido. Would have scored you 6 points.

-There we are.

0:33:160:33:19

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

0:33:190:33:22

I'm afraid, Jessica and Shailyn, you came in as our low-scorers there

0:33:220:33:26

and I'm sorry to say we send you home with not a point on your board.

0:33:260:33:29

It was very, very close. Nothing wrong with either of your answers.

0:33:290:33:32

Second-lowest answer on the first board.

0:33:320:33:34

And a pretty good answer on the second,

0:33:340:33:36

but I'm afraid you don't take home a Pointless trophy with you, but it's been great having you on.

0:33:360:33:40

Jessica and Shailyn. APPLAUSE

0:33:400:33:42

But for Hannah and Jason, it's now time for our Pointless Final.

0:33:450:33:48

APPLAUSE

0:33:480:33:50

Well, congratulations, Hannah and Jason.

0:33:520:33:54

You have seen off all the competition and you have won

0:33:540:33:57

-our coveted Pointless trophy.

-Yes!

0:33:570:33:59

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

0:34:050:34:08

end of today's show, the jackpot is standing at £2,000.

0:34:080:34:11

APPLAUSE

0:34:110:34:13

Just fantastic.

0:34:160:34:17

Now, what would you like to see come up in this last round, Hannah?

0:34:170:34:20

-Anything in particular?

-Grand National?

0:34:200:34:23

-Ooh.

-Truck racing from the 1980s?

0:34:230:34:26

-LAUGHTER

-Like that's going to come up!

0:34:260:34:30

OK, Jason, what about you?

0:34:300:34:33

I'm easy.

0:34:330:34:35

-I don't mind.

-Anything?

-Yeah.

0:34:350:34:37

-Master of all.

-No.

0:34:370:34:39

There we go. Very best of luck.

0:34:390:34:41

You know what it's like, four things appear on the board,

0:34:410:34:43

and you never know, sometimes one of them leaps out and is obvious.

0:34:430:34:48

Quite rare, though. Let's see. Today's selection looks like this:

0:34:480:34:52

AUDIENCE MUMBLES

0:34:520:34:55

Men's grand slam... Did you hear that from the audience there?

0:34:550:35:00

I wonder what they meant!

0:35:000:35:01

-THEY CONFER

-I can't do Welsh actors.

0:35:090:35:12

There's only, like, three and they're in everything.

0:35:120:35:16

-Grand slam tennis. You know lots about tennis.

-No.

0:35:160:35:19

Yes, you do. Opera's no. There's no way opera.

0:35:190:35:21

Just no chance. Dreams? Tennis is all right.

0:35:210:35:24

We both know tennis.

0:35:240:35:26

We'll have to try that, won't we?

0:35:260:35:28

There's only, like, three Welsh actors I can think of.

0:35:290:35:33

It could be films that Welsh actors are in.

0:35:330:35:36

Go on. Let's try it.

0:35:360:35:38

-All right, go on, then. We're going to go for Welsh actors.

-Yeah.

0:35:380:35:42

LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE

0:35:420:35:47

-Welsh actors.

-Welsh actors. You've got the whole of Wales cheering you on and the rest

0:35:470:35:50

of the United Kingdom as well. Very best of luck. We're looking for any film,

0:35:500:35:54

any feature film made for cinema release for which any of the

0:35:540:35:57

following three actors has received a credit for please, according to IMDb.

0:35:570:36:01

That is up to February 2016.

0:36:070:36:10

-Very best of luck.

-Thanks very much indeed.

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

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answers and all you need to win that jackpot is for just one of

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those answers to be Pointless.

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Are you ready?

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-Yes.

-Yes.

-Good.

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

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Your time starts now.

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-Right, Rhys Ifans, Twin Town.

-Yeah.

-Definitely in that.

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-Was he in Notting Hill?

-He was in Notting Hill.

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Jonathan Pryce, I recognise him, but I can't think..

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I think he's in a lot of early '70s horror films,

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but I can't think of any films...

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-No, Michael Sheen was in The Damned United.

-Yes.

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The Nixon one?

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-Wasn't he in Nixon? Was it...?

-What was the...

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..Kenneth Williams one?

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-He was in that.

-I don't know what it's called.

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-I don't know what it's called.

-No, I don't know.

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What are we going to go for?

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Well, do Rhys Ifans and then The Damned United?

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-Was that...?

-Yeah, that's definitely him.

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-He played Brian Clough.

-Frost?

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-Frost?

-That Frost and Nixon thing. Which one did he play? Frost.

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-It was called Nixon.

-10 seconds.

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-Frost, yeah.

-So do those two and the Rhys Ifans one.

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-Twin Town.

-Yeah. OK.

-OK.

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OK, sounds like you've arrived at your three answers. That's your minute up now.

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Let's hear them and if you say which category you're answering in, that'd be great.

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-OK, films starring Rhys Ifans, we're going to go for Twin Town.

-Twin Town.

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And then we're going to go for two films starring Michael Sheen.

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-That Damned United.

-It's The Damned United, isn't it?

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-THE Damned United.

-The Damned United.

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-OK.

-And Frost.

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And Frost. OK. Frost.

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Now, of those three, which is your best shot at a Pointless answer?

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-Twin Town.

-Twin Town, I think.

-Twin Town goes last.

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-Least likely to be Pointless?

-Frost.

-OK, Frost, we'll put first.

-I'm not sure that's what it was called.

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

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We've got:

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

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Let's hope one of those is Pointless and wins that jackpot for you.

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£2,000, not a bad jackpot to be taking home. What would you like to do with that, Hannah?

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-Heavy metal concerts.

-Any particular ones you've got your eye on?

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Yeah, Evil Scarecrow.

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Evil Scarecrow. We haven't even talked about Evil Scarecrow.

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-I've no idea anything about Evil Scarecrow, I'm afraid.

-Is there any other sort of scarecrow?

0:38:280:38:32

-Well, exactly.

-No.

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-Rarely kindly, are they?

-No.

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No, so Evil Scarecrow. Where will they be playing?

0:38:360:38:38

Well, we've seen them at Download, Cardiff, Nottingham, Bristol.

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-Wow!

-So, really, wherever they are, we could go and watch them now if we got that.

-Wow!

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Jason, is there anything else you would like to add to that?

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-I'm going to use my half to buy lottery tickets.

-Oh, no!

0:38:500:38:53

-To buy a lottery ticket?

-No, spend it all on lottery tickets.

0:38:530:38:57

-Really?

-Well, why not?

-No!

0:38:570:38:59

500 lottery tickets?

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-Oh, do you think you'd spread it out over a long time?

-Yeah, I would.

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-To make it last.

-Well, that's OK.

0:39:040:39:06

OK. I think Evil Scarecrow, of the two, is just ahead there.

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Now then, your first answer was Frost.

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In this case, we were looking for Michael Sheen films.

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Obviously, this has to be correct, then it has to be Pointless,

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for you to win, so for £2,000, let's see how many people said Frost.

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Is it right? Is it Pointless?

0:39:230:39:25

No, I'm afraid an incorrect answer there, which means we have to

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move on swiftly to your next answer, which is The Damned United.

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Again, Michael Sheen. We're looking for any of his films.

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It has to be right, then it has to be Pointless.

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If it's both of those things, you leave here with £2,000.

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How many people said The Damned United?

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It's right.

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Frost was an incorrect answer, but The Damned United absolutely right.

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Down we go, through the 30s, into the 20s, into the teens.

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Still going down. Into single figures.

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Still going down. 4! Look at that! Very exciting!

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APPLAUSE

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4 for The Damned United.

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Great answer, fabulous low score.

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Sadly, it's only Pointless answers we're interested in in this final round.

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So your next answer is the one that either makes or breaks this round for you.

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Twin Town. In this case, we were looking for Rhys Ifans films.

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It has to be right, it has to be Pointless.

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If it's both of those things, it will win you £2,000.

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How many people said Rhys Ifans' Twin Town?

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Is it Pointless?

0:40:310:40:33

It is right.

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Now, your first answer was Frost, which was wrong,

0:40:380:40:41

your second answer was The Damned United, which took us down to 4.

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Twin Town takes us down through the teens and into single figures.

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Still going down. Down, it passes 4.

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Down it goes, you've done it! CHEERS AND APPLAUSE

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Superb!

0:40:520:40:54

Very well done!

0:40:560:40:58

Fantastic!

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Oh, I tell you what, thank goodness you didn't go for Dreams!

0:41:050:41:08

I bet you wouldn't have won like this!

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Congratulations, Twin Town was a Pointless answer,

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which means you go home with that jackpot of £2,000. Very well done indeed.

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CHEERS AND APPLAUSE

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You can just distantly hear the members of Evil Scarecrow

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with their iron gauntlets just applauding like that.

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Terrific. And you know what? Wonderful you went for Welsh actors

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and a wonderful Welsh film as well, Twin Town.

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So a lovely way to end the show. Congratulations. Terrific stuff.

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I like the fact you were arguing about whether the film was

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called Frost or Nixon, and it's called Frost/Nixon.

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And that would have scored you 3 points.

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Let's start with the Rhys Ifans films.

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Take a look at some more Pointless answers.

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Enduring Love, he's in.

0:41:510:41:52

Little Nicky, the 51st State was a pointless answer.

0:41:520:41:55

Lots of people would have said that. The Amazing Spider-Man as well.

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All his films are Pointless, other than Notting Hill, Kevin And Perry Go Large, The Boat That Rocked,

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Mr Nice, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part One and Nanny McPhee And The Big Bang.

0:42:020:42:06

Everything else Pointless. We'll go on to Michael Sheen now.

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Again, some big films here. The League Of Gentlemen's Apocalypse.

0:42:100:42:13

The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Underworld, Wilde.

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Everything pointless there apart from

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The Queen, The Damned United, Frost/Nixon and Midnight In Paris.

0:42:180:42:21

Jonathan Pryce now.

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I think you were mixing him up with Vincent Price at one point.

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Glengarry Glen Ross, one of my favourite films of all time.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen.

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Age Of Innocence. Everything pointless there apart from Brazil, Evita, Tomorrow

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Never Dies, Jumping Jack Flash, and Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl.

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Well done if you got any at home. And congratulations in the studio.

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-Lovely show.

-Thanks very much indeed.

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Well, thanks once again to our winning players,

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Hannah and Jason, who go away with today's jackpot of £2,000. Very well done.

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APPLAUSE

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

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