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Episode 2

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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Thank you very much indeed.

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

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

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

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Let's meet today's players.

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APPLAUSE

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And couple number one.

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Hello, my name is Natalie and I'm from Hitchin in Hertfordshire

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and this is my sister Deborah from Ashford in Surrey.

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Couple number two.

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Hi, I'm Nicky. This is my mate, Rob, and we're from Chesterfield.

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Couple number three.

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Hi, I'm Samir and this is my friend, Paddy, and we're from London.

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And finally, couple number four.

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I'm Maria. This is my daughter, Christine, and we are, no surprises,

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from Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

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And these are today's contestants.

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APPLAUSE

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

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It's lovely to have you here.

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We'll get to chat to each of you, of course, as the show goes along.

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That just leaves one more person from me to introduce.

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Here to fight for the facts like a Mike Tyson that it's still OK to like,

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

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Hiya. Hi, everybody.

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Good afternoon.

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APPLAUSE

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Good afternoon to you.

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-And to you.

-Now, only Natalie and Deb back from our last show,

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and what a head-to-head we had against Lup and Ray.

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It went 1-0, 1-1, and then the final one, 35-36.

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One point in it and you got knocked out, which,

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if Lup and Ray went on to win the jackpot, would be very bad news.

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If they went on to lose the jackpot,

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quite good news because the money would've gone up.

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We'll find out in a second.

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Welcome to our three new pairs as well.

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You'd do pretty well to beat that head-to-head in the last show, wouldn't they?

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-I think so.

-Terrific stuff.

-The closest we've had for a long time.

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But, Ray and Lup didn't win the jackpot last time,

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so you add another £1,000 to that, so today's jackpot starts off at...

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There we are.

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APPLAUSE

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

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OK, now, remember this -

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

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will be eliminated, so it is your job not to be that pair.

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No conferring till we get to the head-to-head round, of course.

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

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..is religion. Religion.

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

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who's going to go second?

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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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On each board we're going to give you seven clues to various facts

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about world religions. Every single answer up there begins with an S.

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There'll be seven on the first board, seven on the second,

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14 in all to have a go at at home.

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-Very best of luck.

-Thanks very much indeed.

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So, let's put up our first board of seven clues and here they come.

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-Natalie, welcome back to Pointless.

-Thank you.

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Ooh, that was exciting!

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-A cliff-hanger of a head-to-head there.

-It was.

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-Um... Well, great to have you back.

-Thank you.

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I still kind of feel Pointless owes you one.

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But, you know, we'll see how the game proceeds.

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-It'd be nice if you got another chance to go through.

-Yes.

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-Remind us what you do, Natalie.

-I work for letting agency.

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That is right, in Hertfordshire.

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-Yes.

-And what do you like doing when not showing people around houses?

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Um, my main hobby would be amateur dramatics.

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I'm a member of a couple of...

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Oh, not content with just one. Two?

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Two amateur dramatics.

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-So, you've always got one play on the boil.

-Sometimes.

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It all depends which company's doing what and if I fancy

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having a go.

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So, when do you put on plays?

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Obviously there's a Christmas one, I imagine.

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Yeah. One of the groups I belong to put on ten plays a year

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and the other one puts on about five,

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plus there's fringe smaller ones in the studio.

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-OK, that's brilliant.

-Yes.

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And lots of people come to support you, which is wonderful.

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

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Uh! I only know three,

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and I'm going to go for...

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synagogue for the Judaism.

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OK, synagogue, says Natalie.

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

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It's right.

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45.

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45, not bad. I'll bet there are higher scores than that this round.

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Gets us off to a good start.

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A steady start. Also known as shul in Yiddish.

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Thank you very much, Richard.

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-Rob, welcome to Pointless.

-Hi.

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

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I work in the waste management industry.

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I work for a company that makes lids for skips.

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-Ah!

-Thrilling.

-Lids for skips.

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Rob, what are you hobbies?

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I like walking, bird-watching, do am-dram with Nicky.

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Perhaps we could put on a play.

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What? Here?

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Have we got time to devise one between now and the end of the show?

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I'm going to leave that in Nicky's...

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I think Nicky seems very capable, I think.

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-Yes.

-She can be in charge of that.

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Rob, what would you like to go for on our board of esses?

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I'm going to go for the surname of the US religious leader who

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published the Book of Mormon, and I'm really hoping that it's Smith.

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Smith, says Rob.

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Let's see if Smith is right,

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let's see how many of our 100 people knew that.

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It is indeed Smith.

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45 is our only score at this point, and Smith takes you past 45.

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Down it goes. That's a good answer, Rob.

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19.

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APPLAUSE

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Good work, Rob. Yes, Joseph Smith.

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Very familiar over here from the musical The Book of Mormon.

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Thank you very much, Richard.

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Paddy, welcome to Pointless.

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

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I'm a graduate manager at an airline.

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And what do you manage in an airline? So much to manage there.

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So much to manage.

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At the moment, I'm in selling distribution, how we sell our tickets.

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I see. Is there an area that you're thinking, "Ooh! That's where I'd like to be?"

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Food, clearly, that would be fun.

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-Anything that gets you travelling really is always good fun.

-I see.

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OK, at the moment, you're fairly desk-bound, are you?

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-Fairly grounded at the moment.

-Grounded.

-Always options to travel.

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Very good. OK, now, Paddy.

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Our board. We've had two correct answers so far.

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So, yes, no pressure.

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Um... I'm going to go for the biblical figure

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-betrayed by Delilah and I think that's Samson.

-Samson, says Paddy.

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

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It's right. 40... Ah-hah!

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Popular fellow, Samson.

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85 is your score.

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That is a big score, isn't it?

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Big score. Yes.

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Most famous haircut in history.

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-Yes.

-Apart from Jennifer Aniston's in Friends.

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LAUGHTER

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It goes, Rachel in Friends, then Samson.

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Then Wayne Rooney.

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TITTERING

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There we are. Thank you very much, Richard.

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Now, Maria. Warm welcome to Pointless.

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From Newcastle!

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-Indeed.

-Lovely to have you here.

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What do you do, Maria?

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I run a care company providing care for people with all kinds of

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medical and mental health conditions and things like that.

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Right you are. And what are your interests, Maria?

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Very bizarre. I think my main interest is true crime.

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OK. Do you mean reading about it or committing it?

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Because that's a...

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That's for me to... You know, you've got to keep people guessing,

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so it could be either.

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It's reading about it, and I love documentaries about them.

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It's very popular as a genre, isn't it?

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Yes. It started off... I read a lot of Agatha Christies

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when I was a kid and it just went from there, really, I think.

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There you are.

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How fascinating. Maria, this board is all yours.

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If you wanted to go through it and fill in all the blanks,

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you'd be very welcome.

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I thought I was going to be clever and get Mr Smith.

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The only other one I really know is at Midsummer pagans worship at this.

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Stonehenge.

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Stonehenge, says Maria.

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Stonehenge.

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Well, it will be interesting to see where that takes you on the column.

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It's right. Look at that.

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Past... Oh, look, down to 66 for Stonehenge.

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There we are, Maria.

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Not bad. 66 for Stonehenge.

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Yes, very famous monument but perhaps the wording of the question

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means it goes down to 66. You would think it would score more.

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Some of the first scientific excavations there were carried out

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by Charles Darwin. He had a lot to say about earthworms in the area.

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That was his main contribution.

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He said that's why they were sinking, because of all the earthworms.

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He later went on to do better work, Darwin, I think.

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-You've got to start somewhere, though, don't you?

-Well, this is it.

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Now, the articles of faith known as the Five Ks are part of Sikhism.

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That would have scored you 34.

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That sect were the Shakers. Shakers.

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Very well done if you said that. Would have scored you seven points.

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At the Arabic word for the second pillar of Islam is Salat,

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and that would have scored you two, so very, very well played

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-if you got that at home.

-Thanks very much, Richard.

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We're halfway through the round so let's take a look at those scores.

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19. Well done, Rob.

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Mr Smith earnings you the lowest score in that pass.

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Then we travel up to 45, Natalie and Deb.

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66, Maria and Christine, and then up to 85, Paddy and Samir.

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So, Samir, let's have a low score from you in the next pass.

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Best of luck. We'll come back down the line now.

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The second players, please step up to the podium?

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OK, let's put seven more clues up on the board.

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Here they are.

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There we go.

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Christine, welcome to Pointless. Lovely to have you here.

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And what do you do, Christine?

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I'm a senior care assistant working for Maria's company.

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Now, tell me, is Maria good boss?

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Hmm... Sometimes.

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Sometimes.

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No, she's the best.

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She standing next to us, I have to say that.

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And what are your interests, Christine?

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Well, I like shopping, obviously.

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-Um...

-Where do you go to do your shopping?

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-Metrocentre, mostly.

-There we are. Still good, the Metrocentre?

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-I only live about a mile from the Metrocentre.

-Oh, fantastic.

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Just going out and doing stuff with friends,

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going to the pictures and going to the pubs...

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Excellent! You're the first person to have this board.

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Have you found something on there that you like the look of?

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Just, there's only one because religion just really is not my thing,

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so I'm going to have to go for the deadly sin and say sloth.

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Sloth, or "slow-th", says Christine.

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Here is your red line. You want to score 18 or less.

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If you can get below that, you're definitely in the next round.

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How many people said sloth?

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81 for sloth.

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That takes your total up to 147.

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Still in the game, though.

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Yes, sloths, the animals, only come down from the trees once a week

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to go to the toilet.

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Er... Samir. Welcome to Pointless.

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What do you do, Samir?

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I work as a parliamentary assistant to a member of Parliament.

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-How long have you done it?

-I've been doing it for about 15 months now.

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Getting the hang of it?

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Just about. Just about.

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-Liking it?

-I do enjoy it for the most part, yes.

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Are you largely based actually within the Palace of Westminster itself?

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Yes. Within Westminster, yes.

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That's exciting. It sounds like you're going to be staying working

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in the Palace of Westminster while all the renovations are going on.

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I think so. We just don't know what's going to happen, though.

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There we are. OK, now, Samir, there you are on 85.

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The high scorers are behind you on 147.

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61 or less gets you through to the next round.

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Yes. Difficult one.

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I'm going to go for the top one, the Japanese religion.

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It's Shintoism.

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Shintoism, says Samir.

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Here is your red line. Get below that with Shintoism and you are

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into the next round. Let's see how many of our 100 people said it.

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Very well done.

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That's a great answer, 25.

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APPLAUSE

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110 is your total, well done.

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Very well played. Very interesting religion, Shintoism.

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It has no founder, it has no sacred scriptures, it has no dogma.

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It's... So, you know, it's kind of a nice...

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-Free swim.

-Yes, exactly.

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They don't do many shrines in Japan's Shintoism.

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There you go. OK, now, Nicky.

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-Hi.

-Welcome to Pointless.

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-What do you do, Nicky?

-I work in a senior school.

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I'm a work experience and careers coordinator.

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-It's good.

-That's quite fun.

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So you have to have quite a lot of liaison outside the school in all

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-various different areas.

-Yeah, local businesses a lot, yes.

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So you spend quite a lot of time going out and visiting places,

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-checking they're appropriate, I suppose, for people to go off and...

-Yeah.

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Well, the council sort of do that for us but I set them all up, yes.

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And your interests outside that, I'm guessing, theatrical.

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Yes. Yeah.

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Acting and directing, mainly.

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Very good. Have you directed Rob?

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I've directed his Bottom, yes.

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LAUGHTER

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In A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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That is the only appropriate follow-on from that, isn't it?

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Very good. Now, Nicky, you're on 19.

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Great news - you're through to the next round.

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-Doesn't matter what you score.

-OK.

-What would you like to go for?

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I think there's a couple I know, but I'll go with one

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that I'm certain of,

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and that's the L Ron Hubbard religion, which is Scientology.

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Scientology, says Nicky.

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No red line. You're already through.

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

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It's right.

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55.

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74 is your total.

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Yes, of course, previously, he was an author.

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Sci-fi and horror author.

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One of his pseudonyms was Winchester Remington Colt.

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-Not bad at all.

-Then he founded a religion.

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There you go. In his spare time.

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-Nice thing to do, isn't it?

-There you go.

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OK, now, Deb, welcome back.

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Reminded us what you do, Deb.

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We've got a family business.

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-In dental.

-Dental equipment.

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Equipment. But that's not...

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You do sort of things that go into the mouth, as well.

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Little proddy... mirrors and things.

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-Drills.

-Ow! Drills.

-Fixing...

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Oh, but do you do those fun water things that put water into a...

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Yes. Mmm. Mm.

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-And the swilly...

-And unblock them and stuff like that.

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-Oh, I see, that's not fun.

-No.

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I'm going to put that back now.

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I don't want anything more to do with that.

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It's when things go wrong.

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Right, OK, that's when you come in.

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Of all the things you have to fix, you don't want to fix dental stuff.

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I don't personally.

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OK. Phew-ee. Deb, it doesn't matter what you score.

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You're through to the next round.

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-Oh, doesn't it? OK.

-Would you like to have a stab at any of these?

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-Take us through the board?

-I think that that's King Solomon,

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but that will be quite high.

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I don't know the fasting.

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Shiva the Destroyer,

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but I'm going to have a guess that something in the back of my head

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is saying Seth...

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to Cain and Abel.

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Cain and Abel's brother.

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No red line for you.

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

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It is Seth.

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And it's a brilliant answer - look at that.

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14 is the lowest score of the entire round, and 59 is the lowest total.

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-So very well done.

-Great answer, Deb.

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Very well played. Of those three names, it's the one that's endured the most,

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Seth, I think. You get more Seths, don't you, than Cains and Abels?

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-Cain's not going to...

-Don't get a lot of Abels in primary schools these days.

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-No.

-You were quite right about the king - it is Solomon,

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and you were right to avoid it, as well.

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Would have scored you 49 points.

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And you were right about Shiva, as well.

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Shiva the Destroyer, and Shiva would have scored 15.

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And the Arabic word for fasting is sawm.

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And if you said that, very well done, a pointless answer, terrific work.

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Thanks very much indeed, Richard.

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So, at the end of our first round, the pair who are heading home with

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their high score of 147, Christine and Maria, I'm afraid it is you.

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Great news, though, we'll see you again next time.

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Looking forward to that already, but thanks very much meantime.

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Christine and Maria.

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But for our remaining three pairs, it's now time for round two.

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So, there we are. Down to three pairs.

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Obviously, we'll have to say goodbye

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to another pair at the end of this round.

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Deb, very well done, best answer of that pass,

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Seth, lovely low score.

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Best of luck to all three pairs.

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Our category for round two today is...

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

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

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please step up to the podium.

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OK, and the question concerns...

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UK hits with one-word titles, Richard.

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Yes, we're going to show you a board now of 12 words and those words

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have all been one-word titles of UK top 40 hits more than once.

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We're looking for any act who's had a UK top 40 hit with any of the words -

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just those single words - that you're about to see, please.

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So, any act who's had a UK top 40 with a song

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-called one of these words, please.

-OK.

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So, as Richard just said, 12 words are going to appear on the board.

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They aren't going to change halfway through the round.

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They will be there for the entire round, OK?

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You're just going to throw out the name of any act

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who's had a UK Top 40 hit with one of these.

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OK, here are the words.

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I'll read them all one last time.

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There we are.

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Deb, it will be you we come to first.

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I can only think Crazy, Patsy Cline.

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Patsy Cline, says Deb. Good start to the round.

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Let's see how many of our 100 said Patsy Cline.

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It's a right answer.

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Look at that, 13.

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Very well done. 13 for Patsy Cline.

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Yes, wasn't a hit first time round, actually.

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It was 1990 when that got in the top 40.

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Thanks very much, Richard.

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Now, Rob.

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There's a couple on there.

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My sort of genre is rock,

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and there's a couple on there that certainly are.

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I'm going to go, and I hope it was top 40, or they were top 40,

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-Aerosmith.

-Aerosmith, says Rob.

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Let's see. Oh, you do like your rock.

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Let's see how much our 100 people liked Aerosmith.

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They did like it. 13 is what Patsy Cline scored.

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Aerosmith takes us down

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past 13, down to 4.

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Very well done, Rob.

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Yes, Crazy.

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They had a number 23 hit with Crazy,

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which is the double A-side with Blind Man, as well.

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Thanks very much, Richard.

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-Samir.

-Hi.

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Samir, what would you like to go for?

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This is a tough one.

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I think I'm going to go with the Spice Girls.

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The Spice Girls, says Samir.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people agree with Samir.

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It's right. 13 is our high score, 4 our low.

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15 is our new high score.

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There we are, 15 for the Spice Girls.

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Yes, number two hit with Stop, the Spice Girls.

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Thank very much. We're halfway through the round.

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Let's take a quick look at those scores. 4, Rob. Very well done.

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Aerosmith putting you and Nicky at the head of the table there.

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Then up to 13, where we find Deb and Natalie,

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then just a smidge ahead of them on 15, we find Samir and Paddy.

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So, Paddy, you just happen to be out in front,

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so let's have a nice low score from you.

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

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please step up to the podium?

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OK. Now, Paddy. High scorers.

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So we need a low score.

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Again, hoping this made the top 40,

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I'm going to say Damien Rice for "Cannonball".

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Damien Rice, says Paddy.

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

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

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It's right. Well, 15, our high score.

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Ten for Damien Rice, very well done.

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25 is your total.

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Yes, and a top ten hit as well for Damien Rice.

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-Beautiful song.

-Thanks, Richard.

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Now then, Nicky.

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Ideally, you would score 20 or less with this answer.

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OK.

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Ooh. I think it might be risky,

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but I'm going to say Sam Brown.

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Sam Brown, says Nicky.

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Here is the red line.

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If you can get below that with Sam Brown, you're into the head-to-head.

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

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It is right.

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And it gets you through, very well done indeed.

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Down to 4.

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Equalling the mighty low score of Rob in the first pass.

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-8 is your total.

-Yes, another terrific answer.

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You both scored 4 and that was a number 4 hit.

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There you go. OK.

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Now, Natalie.

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Natalie, you are the last person to have this question.

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Now, remember how close you came to the final last time?

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You must go through to the head-to-head.

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I've got a feeling that Jackson Browne sang Stay.

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Jackson Browne, says Natalie.

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That sounds like just the sort of thing that scores 11 or less,

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but it has to be right, obviously.

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

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There is your red line.

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It's right.

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It's right, Natalie.

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It gets you through

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and it's a pointless answer.

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Very, very well done indeed.

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ALEXANDER LAUGHS What an end to the round.

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That adds £250 to today's jackpot, takes the total up to 2,500.

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It scores you nothing. It sees you through to the head-to-head,

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leaves your total at 13.

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It's just marvellous.

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That is a terrific answer, yes.

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From 1978, that was.

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It was a UK top 40 hit.

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It's funny, you assume there haven't been many songs like this.

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There's loads. There's loads and loads.

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And there's some pointless answers out there, as well.

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You'd have got a pointless answer for Stay with Barry Manilow,

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Bernard Butler, once of Suede, Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs.

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For Stop, you'd have had pointless answers for Jamilia,

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Mega City Four.

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Pray, you'd have got pointless answers for Tina Cousins, MC Hammer,

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Syntax and Lasgo.

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Yep, me either.

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Busta Rhymes would have been a pointless answer for One.

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Mary J Blige and U2. Ed Sheeran also a pointless answer for One.

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Very well done if you said that.

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Jump - Flo Rida, Bus Stop,

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and The Faders, all of those were pointless answers for Jump.

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Hello - Martin Solveig & Dragonette, that was a big hit a couple of years ago,

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The Beloved and The Cast Of Glee.

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Fire, a couple of pointless answers -

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Kasabian and Lethal Bizzle, both of those were pointless answers for Fire.

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Dreams - The Game had a pointless answer with Dreams.

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The Corrs. Wild Colour, as well.

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Crazy - Leann Rimes, Lucid, Mark Morrison, Mud, Icehouse, Andy Bell.

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All of those were pointless.

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Cannonball - Duane Eddy & The Rebels was a pointless answer.

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Believe - Elton John, Mumford and Sons, Goldie, Lenny Kravitz,

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Ian Van Dahl and The Chemical Brothers all pointless answers there.

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And Amazing - Inna had a pointless answer with Amazing.

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-That a lot, isn't it?

-That's a lot.

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We should end this round. Let's stop.

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LAUGHTER

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So, at the end of this round, we have say goodbye to a pair,

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and that pair is Paddy and Samir.

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Nothing wrong with your score, though.

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25's a wonderful low score. It just happens to be the high score.

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We'll see you again next time and I'm sure you'll go much further,

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but in the meantime, thanks very much, Paddy and Samir.

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

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Congratulations, Natalie and Deb, Nicky and Rob.

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

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jackpot, which currently stands at £2,500.

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Well, it's very exciting, we have arrived at the head-to-head,

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which means you're now allowed to confer, and in this round,

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

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

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

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-Underground transport, Richard.

-We're going to show you five

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pictures now of the underground transport system of various cities.

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I need you to name the city, please.

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We're going to give you the first letter of each one, as well.

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OK, thank you. Let's reveal our five underground systems,

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and here they come.

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There we are.

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Five underground stations.

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OK, now, Natalie and Deb, you're our low scorers so you will go first.

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THEY WHISPER

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Well, we're going to go D, that we hope is Glasgow.

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D, Glasgow, say Natalie and Deb.

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Now then. Nicky and Rob,

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do you want to talk us through all those other pictures?

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A is Lon...don.

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B is...

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I think that's Brussels.

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C is New York,

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and E, we think, is Berlin.

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-Shall we go for B?

-Go on.

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B, Brussels.

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B, Brussels. So we have Glasgow versus Brussels.

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Natalie and Deb said, "Glasgow," let's see if that's right for D.

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

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It is Glasgow.

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26 for Glasgow.

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Now then. Nicky and Rob have gone for Brussels For B.

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Let's see if that's right, and if it is,

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let's see how many of our 100 people said, "Brussels".

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THEY GROAN

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No.

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Not Brussels.

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It's a tricky one, that one.

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That means, well done, Natalie and Deb,

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after one question, you are up 1-0.

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Yes, well played. You won't be the only people to say Brussels.

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I'm sure of that. It's actually only the second electrically-operated

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underground system in the world after London, and it's Budapest.

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Budapest. I know, it annoyingly fits the letters, doesn't it?

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4 points for that.

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Now, the first one, of course, is London.

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-What do you think London scored?

-You would have to hope in the 90s.

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98.

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95.

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That's all right, isn't it? That's not too bad.

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Now, if that scored 95, what do you think NY scored there?

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I think that scores more.

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-There are so many clues.

-More than 95.

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I think so, I'm going to say... I'm going to say 98 this time.

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You're saying 98. Well, it's a very rare occasion, but it scored 100.

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Doesn't happen very often, does it?

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-No.

-Well done, our 100.

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That's good.

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And E is Berlin.

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That would have scored you 40.

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Thank you very much indeed, Richard. So, here comes your second question.

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Nicky and Rob, you get to answer this one first,

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

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Our second question is all about...

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-Richard.

-We're going to show you the names now of five films

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which have been nominated for Best Picture Oscar,

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but we've missed out a colour from each of their titles.

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Can you tell us what it is, please?

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OK, thank you very much.

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So, let's reveal our five films without colour, and here they are.

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Nicky and Rob, you will go first.

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We'll go for the top one, please, and say Silver Linings Playbook.

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"Silver," say Nicky and Rob.

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Silver. Now then, Natalie and Deb, you can do your talking out loud.

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Talk us through that board if you like.

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Well, we knew that. We know it's The Green Mile, The Colour Purple.

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I guess The Thin Blue Line, but do you know the "Parade", Deb?

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I think it would be...

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-Because it's an old one we'd know it.

-What shall we go for?

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-The Green Mile or The Colour Purple?

-Colour Purple?

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We'll go for The Colour Purple.

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The Colour Purple.

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So we have silver and purple.

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Nicky and Rob went for silver, let's see if that's right for Silver Linings Playbook.

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It is right.

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54.

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54, and now Natalie and Deb have gone for purple,

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The Colour Purple.

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

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It is right.

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79.

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Well done, Nicky and Rob, it's exactly what we needed from you.

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You're back in the game, and after two questions, it's 1-1.

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Another good head-to-head here. There's an even bigger scorer here.

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The Green Mile would have scored you 85 points.

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Now, these last two are the best two.

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The one at the bottom there, not The Thin Blue Line.

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-It's a war film.

-Red!

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The Thin Red Line. Yes, The Thin Blue Line was the Ben Elton sitcom.

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29 points for that.

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This is the best answer, The White Parade.

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Very well done if you said that, for 4 points.

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Thank you very much, Richard.

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So, it all comes down to our third question.

0:31:490:31:52

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

0:31:520:31:55

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

0:31:550:31:57

Our third question is all about...

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-Richard.

-Yes, we're simply going to give you five clues

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to facts about crows and ravens.

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-We're going to learn something here, aren't we?

-We are.

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And whichever team gives us the most obscure answer is going through to

0:32:110:32:14

play for that jackpot. Very best of luck, everyone.

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Thanks very much. So, let's reveal our five clues to facts about crows and ravens, and here they come.

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There we go. Now then. Natalie and Deb, you'll go first.

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We're going to say Animal Farm for the George Orwell book.

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OK, Animal Farm, say Natalie and Deb.

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Now then, Nicky and Rob. It's over to you.

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Do you want to have a wander through that board and see if you can fill

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-in all those blanks?

-The US singer is Sheryl Crow.

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The novel is Game Of Thrones.

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The landmark is the Tower of London.

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The Poet Laureate...

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Maybe Ted Hughes, John Betjeman.

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Yes. Not sure.

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Let's go with Game Of Thrones.

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Game Of Thrones, say Nicky and Rob for the second one down.

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OK. So, we have Animal Farm and we have Game Of Thrones.

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Natalie and Deb said, Animal Farm for the raven called Moses.

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

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It's right.

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Look at that, very well done indeed.

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12 for Animal Farm.

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Nicky and Rob have gone for Game Of Thrones for the Night's Watch.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people said, Game Of Thrones.

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It's right.

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Oh, it's going to be close.

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Oh, look at that, 15!

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Another knife edge head-to-head, but very well done indeed,

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Natalie and Deb. This time, you've come out the better of it.

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After three questions, you are into the final 2-1.

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Yes, you put us through it again.

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Last time, of course, you lost by one point,

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this time you won by three points.

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Very well played. A terrific head-to-head again.

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The US singer is Sheryl Crow.

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She would have scored 43.

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London landmark is, of course, the Tower of London.

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65. I think all of you were tempted to go for Ted Hughes on this one,

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-maybe.

-Or Betjeman.

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Betjeman. It was Ted Hughes, and it was the best answer on the board.

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Would have scored eight points.

0:35:030:35:05

Thanks very much indeed, Richard.

0:35:050:35:07

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

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I'm afraid it's Nicky and Rob.

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But it's good news really because it means we get to see you again

0:35:110:35:14

next time. We'll look forward to that very much.

0:35:140:35:16

Meantime, thanks very much, Nicky and Rob.

0:35:160:35:18

But for Natalie and Deb it's now time for our Pointless final.

0:35:200:35:24

Congratulations, Natalie and Deb,

0:35:280:35:30

you've seen off all the competition

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and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.

0:35:320:35:35

-BOTH:

-Yay!

0:35:350:35:37

You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot,

0:35:410:35:44

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

0:35:440:35:47

Tactically, it turns out that you played a blinder here,

0:35:510:35:54

because you were beaten by one point last time,

0:35:540:35:57

and we had to say goodbye at the end of the head-to-head.

0:35:570:35:59

But the jackpot rolled over, and here you are.

0:35:590:36:02

I think we're set fair for a nice win here.

0:36:020:36:04

-That's what I'm sensing.

-I hope so.

0:36:040:36:06

What would help that happen?

0:36:060:36:08

What subjects would you love to see come up?

0:36:080:36:10

You for history.

0:36:100:36:11

-The Waltons TV show.

-Excellent.

0:36:110:36:14

-That would be brilliant.

-Or It's A Wonderful Life.

0:36:140:36:17

It's A Wonderful Life film.

0:36:170:36:19

Nice and specific, this is good.

0:36:200:36:22

That's about all.

0:36:220:36:24

Very good. Well, let's hope they all come up on the board.

0:36:240:36:26

As you know, you get to choose one of the scary options that appears up

0:36:260:36:29

there, but there's always three slightly less scary options behind

0:36:290:36:32

each one, so there we are. Best of luck today.

0:36:320:36:35

Our selection looks like this.

0:36:350:36:37

Go for the Stuarts and hope that one of them is something you can...

0:36:470:36:50

-You sure you don't want to do musicals?

-No, go on.

0:36:500:36:53

You do the Stuarts.

0:36:530:36:55

You're only doing it because I'll be the one in trouble.

0:36:550:36:58

-Yes, you'll get the blame.

-We'll try the Stuarts.

0:36:580:37:01

-OK, you said history. It's what you wanted.

-Yes.

0:37:010:37:04

OK, the Stuarts it is.

0:37:040:37:06

OK, very best of luck. I suspect one of these particularly will really

0:37:060:37:09

suit you. We are looking for any of the following, please.

0:37:090:37:12

Named speaking characters in The Tempest,

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gunpowder plot conspirators,

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and Stuart monarchs or their spouses 1603 to 1714.

0:37:340:37:38

-Very best of luck.

-Thank you very much indeed.

0:37:380:37:41

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

0:37:410:37:44

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

0:37:440:37:47

pointless. Are you ready?

0:37:470:37:49

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

0:37:510:37:53

There they are, your time starts now.

0:37:530:37:55

Well, the Tempest. Caliban, Miranda and Ariel..

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Anne of Denmark for James and George of Denmark for Anne.

0:37:590:38:05

OK, right, OK.

0:38:050:38:07

Gunpowder plot, Robert Catesby, but I can't remember the brother.

0:38:070:38:11

I can't remember him.

0:38:110:38:14

-What shall we go for?

-We'll go for George of Denmark.

0:38:140:38:17

Give me another Stuart king.

0:38:170:38:21

Catherine of Braganza.

0:38:220:38:25

Anne Hyde...

0:38:250:38:27

Were they Stuarts? Catherine of Braganza?

0:38:270:38:30

-Who was she married to?

-Charles II.

0:38:300:38:31

Oh, was she? Oh, right, OK.

0:38:310:38:33

-Sorry!

-Shall we say

0:38:330:38:35

Anne of Denmark, George of Denmark.

0:38:350:38:37

And one from The Tempest.

0:38:370:38:39

Say...

0:38:390:38:41

I think the daughter was called Miranda.

0:38:410:38:45

Shall we go for Ariel.

0:38:470:38:49

-Let's go for Ariel.

-OK.

0:38:490:38:51

That is your time up.

0:38:530:38:55

You could have stopped the clock if you like, but it was nice.

0:38:550:38:57

A nice little pause at the end of our day.

0:38:570:38:59

Now, what would you like to go for? It sounds like you've got some great answers there.

0:38:590:39:03

Well, we're going to go for Ariel for The Tempest.

0:39:030:39:05

OK, Ariel..

0:39:050:39:07

I think Anne of Denmark.

0:39:070:39:09

-Anne of Denmark.

-And George of Denmark for Queen Anne.

0:39:090:39:13

And George of Denmark.

0:39:130:39:15

-Anne of Denmark and George of Denmark.

-Yes.

-OK.

0:39:150:39:18

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

0:39:180:39:21

-George of Denmark.

-George of Denmark we put last.

0:39:210:39:24

Least likely to be pointless?

0:39:240:39:26

-Ariel.

-Ariel we'll put first and then Anne in the middle.

0:39:260:39:29

OK, let's put those answers up on the board in that order, then.

0:39:290:39:32

And here they are.

0:39:320:39:33

We have got Ariel, Anne of Denmark, George of Denmark.

0:39:330:39:38

Well, very, very best of luck. That was great fun to listen to,

0:39:380:39:42

somebody who knew what they were talking about, historically speaking.

0:39:420:39:45

If you were to win this jackpot, £2,500,

0:39:450:39:48

what would you like to do with it? Natalie, you first.

0:39:480:39:51

Well, I'd probably give a little bit to my son as a treat and then,

0:39:510:39:54

our sister, who lives in Australia,

0:39:540:39:56

is coming up in June and we're going to Italy for a few days,

0:39:560:39:59

-so that will buy lots of Chianti and pizzas.

-Fabulous.

0:39:590:40:03

Perfect. Deb, anything you want to add to that?

0:40:030:40:06

I need to stock up the fridge -

0:40:060:40:08

with everybody, we'll be having lots of family get-togethers,

0:40:080:40:11

-so that'll go a long way.

-Fantastic. How wonderful.

0:40:110:40:13

That's going to be lovely. Fingers crossed.

0:40:130:40:15

Let's hope one of these answers, at least,

0:40:150:40:17

is pointless and will win that jackpot for you.

0:40:170:40:19

Your first answer is Ariel.

0:40:190:40:20

In this case, we were looking for speaking characters from the Tempest.

0:40:200:40:24

If this is pointless, it will win you £2,500.

0:40:240:40:26

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

0:40:260:40:28

It's right.

0:40:320:40:33

Now, if Ariel takes us all the way down to 0,

0:40:330:40:36

you will leave here with £2,500.

0:40:360:40:38

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

0:40:380:40:41

Ariel takes us not quite into single figures.

0:40:410:40:44

11.

0:40:440:40:46

11 for Ariel.

0:40:470:40:48

Not a bad score, but not a pointless answer.

0:40:480:40:51

So we move on to your next answer, which was Anne of Denmark.

0:40:510:40:55

In this case, we were looking for a spouse of a Stuart monarch.

0:40:550:40:58

This has to be right, then it has to be pointless.

0:40:580:41:00

If it's both of those things, you leave here with £2,500.

0:41:000:41:03

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

0:41:030:41:05

Is it pointless?

0:41:050:41:07

It's right.

0:41:090:41:10

It's right.

0:41:100:41:12

Now then, Ariel took us all the way down to 11.

0:41:120:41:15

Anne of Denmark take us down through the 20s and into the teens,

0:41:150:41:18

passes 11. Down it goes into single figures.

0:41:180:41:20

Down we go, still going down.

0:41:200:41:22

THEY CHEER

0:41:220:41:24

Fantastic!

0:41:240:41:25

Very well done.

0:41:250:41:27

Just brilliant.

0:41:270:41:30

Absolutely brilliant.

0:41:300:41:32

Well done. Anne of Denmark was a pointless answer,

0:41:350:41:38

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

0:41:380:41:42

Excellent.

0:41:420:41:43

Terrific. What a lovely category to win it on, as well.

0:41:470:41:50

Terrific stuff. You're right, Anne of Denmark,

0:41:500:41:53

she was the wife of James I.

0:41:530:41:55

Very well done. And your other answer, George of Denmark,

0:41:550:41:57

also a pointless answer.

0:41:570:41:59

APPLAUSE

0:41:590:42:00

Let's take a look at the different answers, shall we,

0:42:020:42:05

for the different categories? We'll start with the Tempest.

0:42:050:42:08

Also could have had Adrian, Francisco, Iris and Juno.

0:42:120:42:15

Very well done if you said any of those.

0:42:150:42:18

Let's move on now to the conspirators in the gunpowder plot.

0:42:180:42:22

Ambrose Rookwood and Sir Everard Digby both very, very strong names.

0:42:220:42:25

Both brought into the plot for their money. Robert Keyes looked after the gunpowder.

0:42:250:42:28

Thomas Percy. You also could have had Francis Tresham, John Grant,

0:42:280:42:32

Robert and Thomas Winter and Thomas Bates.

0:42:320:42:34

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

0:42:340:42:37

Thomas Bates was Robert Catesby's servant.

0:42:370:42:39

Catesby would have scored five points.

0:42:390:42:41

Now, the final one.

0:42:410:42:43

Let's take a look at these Stuart monarchs.

0:42:430:42:45

Anne Hyde, who you mentioned.

0:42:450:42:47

Catherine of Braganza, who you mentioned, as well.

0:42:470:42:49

Anne of Denmark was the only other pointless answer.

0:42:510:42:53

Almost a clean sweep of every single pointless answer we had up there.

0:42:530:42:56

-Terrific work.

-Thanks very much indeed, Richard,

0:42:560:42:59

and thanks once again to our winning players, Natalie and Deb,

0:42:590:43:02

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

0:43:020:43:04

APPLAUSE

0:43:040:43:06

Join us next time when we'll be putting more obscure knowledge to the test on Pointless.

0:43:080:43:12

Meanwhile, it's goodbye from Richard.

0:43:120:43:14

-Goodbye.

-And it's goodbye from me. Goodbye.

0:43:140:43:17

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.