Episode 31 Pointless


Episode 31

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


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

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

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

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-And couple number one.

-Hello, my name's Dale.

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This is my wife, Linsey, and we're from Dunfermline.

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-Couple number two.

-Hello, my name's Rosie.

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This is my mum, Liz, and we're from Milton Keynes.

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Couple number three.

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Hi, I'm Sean. This is my friend, Greg, and we're from Leeds.

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And finally, couple number four.

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My name's Kate. I'm originally from Cardiff and now live in Leeds,

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and this is my friend, Laura, from Gloucestershire.

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And these are today's contestants.

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

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Great to have you here. We'll get to chat to each of you throughout the

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show as it goes along, so that just leaves one more person for me

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to introduce. Pecking at our minds like a pigeon at a Monster Munch -

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other corn-based snacks are available -

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

-Hiya.

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Hello, everybody. Afternoon.

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Good afternoon. Good afternoon to you.

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-And to you.

-How are you?

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-I'm very well.

-Now, how lovely to have three returning pairs.

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-I know.

-And three lovely returning pairs, as well.

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We had such a nice show last time, didn't we?

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Yeah, I feel sorry for Dale and Linsey, though.

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I think that was tough, that first...

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They were unlucky. It was a tough first round, and they were

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on the first podium. They're back on the first podium today.

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Hopefully, we'll see a little bit more of Dale and Linsey.

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And Laura and Kate I felt a bit sorry for, as well, because they

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got knocked out in that unbelievably good second round about Africa.

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Lesotho, nothing wrong with that.

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-I think they got 17 points, and you got knocked out on 17 points.

-15.

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15 points! Even worse.

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-Lesotho used to be a very low scorer.

-Now, through the roof.

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Greg and Sean, who got knocked out in the head-to-head, as well,

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welcome back to you. Three jackpot wins in a row we've had now.

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Three jackpot wins in a row. Jo and Denise took the money away

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last time, on Scarlett Johansson films.

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There we are. Very exciting.

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Thanks very much indeed. So, yes, as you've gathered,

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Joe and Denise won the jackpot last time, which means

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we start off with a lovely little jackpot of £1,000 at the beginning

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of this show. If everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.

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Now, remember, the pair with the highest score

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at the end of each round, they're the ones we send away, so

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you just have to do whatever you can to keep your scores nice and low.

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Best of luck to all four pairs.

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Our first category today is...

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Ooh, look, it's Sport.

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Can you all decide in your pairs - Linsey's thrilled with that -

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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.

-On each board, we're going to show you seven famous nicknames

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of sporting stars. You just have to tell us who the sporting stars are,

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please. Seven on the first board and seven on the second,

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so 14 sporting stars to guess at home.

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-Good luck.

-Thanks very much indeed.

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So, who are the stars behind these nicknames?

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And we have, on our first board...

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I'll read those all again.

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-Dale.

-Hello.

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Welcome back to Pointless.

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-Good to be back.

-We hardly saw you last time.

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It was barely even a visit, it was just...

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-Fleeting.

-Remind us what you do, Dale.

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Fundraising manager for an assistance-dog charity.

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What a fabulous charity. Lovely, lovely thing to be involved in.

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And Dale, your interests aside from your canine partners?

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I try to keep fit, maybe not LIKE to keep fit.

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-Do you have a dog of your own?

-I don't.

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Well, that's a great way of keeping fit.

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Yeah, it is, it is.

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But I get to see the dogs, play with the dogs,

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and then just hand them back.

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-I see.

-It's the best of both worlds.

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Now, Dale, what about our sporting names?

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Linsey didn't look at all happy, I have to say,

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when this came up as a category,

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so just bearing in mind that there might be trouble ahead,

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what are you going to go for?

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OK, I know quite a few of those.

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Don't be tempted to go for something too easy, Dale.

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That's all I'm saying.

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I'm going to go with, well,

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the one I'm very confident about and I think will be the lowest, I think.

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I'll go with the Golden Bear, and I'll go with Jack Nicklaus.

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Jack Nicklaus, says Dale.

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Let's see if that's right for the Golden Bear,

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and let's see how many of our 100 people agree with Dale.

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It is Jack Nicklaus.

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36.

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This is not bad. Good start to the game, Dale.

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He was given the nickname by a sports writer because he was large

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and blond, but also went to a school where the alumni were called

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-Golden Bears.

-Thank you very much indeed.

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-Now, then, Rosie.

-Hello.

-Welcome to Pointless.

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Great to have you here from Milton Keynes. What do you do, Rosie?

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-I'm a software license manager for a railway company.

-Right you are.

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Not based in any sort of station, no?

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-No, I'm based in the head office.

-Right in the head office.

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Well, that's nice. What do you like doing when you put work behind you?

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I do a lot of running and a lot of exercise.

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I've also got two boys that keep me busy, as well.

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Very good indeed. Now, Rosie,

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how are you feeling about these sporting nicknames?

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Not bad. There's a few there that I know,

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but I think I'm going to go for El Tel, which is Terry Venables.

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Terry Venables, says Rosie, for El Tel.

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

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said Terry Venables.

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It's right.

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43. Not bad at all. APPLAUSE

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Nicknamed that, of course, when he managed Barcelona from 1984 to '87.

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I always thought El Tel was just because he...

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I could see him sort of living on the Costa Del Sol.

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He does now. There was a documentary about Euro 96,

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and he's got a restaurant and hotel in Spain.

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-So he has.

-They had a nice shot of it,

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where you could buy his autobiography in the lobby,

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-which I thought was a nice touch.

-That is nice. Yeah.

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

-Pleasure.

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Now, then, Greg, back we come.

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Head-to-head last time.

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Got to be hoping to go for the final this time, Greg.

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-That would be nice.

-Welcome back.

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-Remind us what it is you do, Greg.

-I work for the civil service in IT.

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That's right. And your interests?

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Tenpin bowling is the main one - competitions, tournaments.

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How are you doing in the local league?

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We won the local league, actually.

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-Did you?

-It finished a couple of months ago.

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-Congratulations.

-Three years in a row now.

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Very... Oh, you're unstoppable.

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-I know.

-Un-knock-down-able!

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

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It's a pretty good board - I'll go with Whispering Death,

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which is Michael Holding.

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Michael Holding, Whispering Death.

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Nice name! Let's see how many of our 100 people went for Michael Holding.

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It's right. 36 is our low score, which you pass.

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Oh, look at that - 10. Very well done indeed, Greg.

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That's a great score. 10 for Michael Holding.

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Great work, Greg. Yeah, Michael Holding.

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He had a very silent run-up, they used to say,

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so they called him Whispering Death.

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-It's a bit much.

-It's a bit much.

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He's the one who's got the greatest commentary voice, as well,

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Michael Holding. It sounds amazing.

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Very good. Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

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Kate, welcome back.

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Remind us what you do, Kate.

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I'm a respiratory doctor.

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-A respiratory doctor.

-Yes.

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-And a new mother.

-Yes.

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Which is very exciting indeed. Many congratulations on that.

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-Thank you.

-When motherhood is

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requiring less of your time, and respiratory doctoring, obviously,

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not requiring - you know, not taking the tiny little bit that is left,

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what do you look forward to doing again?

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I'm looking forward to going back playing netball,

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because I play for a local team, and I was supposed to play

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last week, but it was absolutely tipping down with rain,

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so it was cancelled on my first match back.

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Oh, no. Are you back to fitness, back to netball match fitness?

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No, not at all, but I'm quite tall, so I just stand in people's way.

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Fine. Absolutely fine. Now, Kate, this board is all yours.

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If you want to talk us through all those blanks and fill them in,

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-you would be very welcome.

-I think Pistol Pete is Pete Sampras.

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The Albatross, which I think will be the best answer left, I don't know.

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Golden Balls is David Beckham,

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and I'll go for Ronnie O'Sullivan is The Rocket.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan, says Kate.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people went with Ronnie O'Sullivan.

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It's right.

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-57. 57 for Ronnie O'Sullivan.

-Very well played, yeah.

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And Robert Stevenson was such a huge snooker fan,

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he named the first-ever steam engine after Ronnie O'Sullivan, as well.

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He's a huge, huge fan.

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Let's fill in the rest of these.

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You're right about David Beckham.

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70 points for him.

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You're right also about Pete Sampras.

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63 points for that, and The Albatross is so named

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because he's got an enormous arm span - over two metres -

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and that was Michael Gross. Very well done if you said that at home.

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-Best answer there - four points.

-Thanks very much indeed.

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Well, we're halfway through the round, let's take a quick look

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at the scores. 10, the best score of that pass, Greg,

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very well done indeed. Then we travel up to 36, where we find

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Dale and Linsey. Looking good so far, Linsey.

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Keep it up and that'll be marvellous.

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43 is where we find Rosie and Liz.

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57, Kate and Laura, so a little bit ahead there, Laura.

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You'll get the new board, so find a nice low-scoring answer on that

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and it should keep you in the game, best of luck.

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

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Can the second players please step up to the podium?

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OK, let's put seven more sporting nicknames up on the board,

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and here they come.

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I'll read those all again.

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-Laura.

-Hi.

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Welcome back to Pointless, here from Gloucestershire,

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-where you are also a doctor.

-I am.

-You are indeed.

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And when not doctoring, what do you love to do?

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Well, I have some small children at home that I look after on occasion.

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-How many small children?

-Just the two.

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-OK.

-So they take a lot of time.

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I like doing photography, particularly taking photos of them.

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Very nice. Now, then, Laura, you're on 57, you are the high-scorers.

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-Yeah.

-How do you like this as a round in general?

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As a round, I thought we were going definitely out the door but I know

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-an answer and possibly two, so that is a relief.

-This is good.

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Is it clear to you which one might score the least of those two?

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No. Oh, I know three, golly.

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Right I'm going for...

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I'm 95% sure it's right.

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-This is good.

-Is that a good start?

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-I think so.

-OK. I'm going to go for Phil "The Power" Taylor.

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Phil "The Power" Taylor, says Laura. OK, there's no red line for you,

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I'm afraid, as you're the high-scorers but

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let's see how far down the column we get with Phil Taylor.

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Look at that, 44. Not bad.

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APPLAUSE Takes your total up to 101.

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His original nickname was The Crafty Potter,

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-which I'm going to say is less good than The Power.

-Yeah, I think so.

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Of course he used to make ceramic...

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Toilet roll handles, he did indeed.

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He's from the Potteries and Eric Bristow used to coach him,

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-so The Crafty Potter.

-Thank you very much.

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Sean, welcome back. Another great shirt from the Sean wardrobe,

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-may I just commend that?

-Thank you very much.

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Although, I would have hoped that the dragon that appears on one flank

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would be continued on the other.

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It appears to be sort of cut-off in its prime there.

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Not sure why. My wife's choice - she likes this shirt.

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No, I like the shirt, too -

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it suggests lots of things but it asks more questions than it answers,

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if I'm honest, Sean. Anyway, there you are.

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You are on 10, our high-scorers behind you are Laura and Kate

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on 101. If you can score 90 or less,

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you're through to the next round.

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90 or less. Greg has set you up extremely well.

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What would you like to go for?

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There's a couple I think which are probably going to be low which I

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might know, but I'm not sure, so I'm going to go with The Special One -

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-Jose Mourinho.

-Jose Mourinho.

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OK, here comes your red line.

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If you get below that with Jose Mourinho, you are through to the

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next round. How many people said Jose Mourinho?

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It's absolutely right.

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43, taking your total up to 53. Not bad at all.

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Yeah, it won't surprise to know that he came up with that nickname

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-himself, Jose Mourinho.

-That's clever. You know,

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I've got a Merino wool T-shirt that is my special one,

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because it wicks away all moisture.

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-It wicks away moisture?

-It wicks away moisture.

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"Wicks away" is a new one on me.

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"Wicks away." Is that the word?

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Have you heard the expression, "wicks away"?

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-You wick...

-It's just me, then.

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Oh, no, I very much know what I'm talking about.

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So wicking away moisture would be to repel moisture?

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It repels moisture, and it's made out of Merino wool,

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and that's as much as I have to say.

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Oh, God, I wish that were true.

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LAUGHTER

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Now, then, Liz, welcome to Pointless.

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Lovely to have you here from Milton Keynes. What do you do, Liz?

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Well, I'm retired, but I still do the odd project if people ask me to.

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That's fun. What DID you do, first of all?

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I'm a human resource consultant.

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I see, and that's the sort of odd project you still go in...?

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-Yes.

-That's quite nice, then.

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Yes, it is.

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Would you prefer they didn't ask you back,

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you quite want to make a clean break and get on with retirement?

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Oh, no, other people - not the people I used to work with -

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it's other people that give me projects now.

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Oh, I see, I see.

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And what other things do you like getting up to, Liz?

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I love horses and riding, and I look after Rosie's boys

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-in the school holidays.

-Very nice indeed.

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Now, there you are on 43.

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If you can score 57 or less, Liz, you are through to Round Two.

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OK.

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I'll go for Hurricane - Alex Higgins.

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Alex Higgins. A keen interest in your result here from podium four.

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Laura and Kate will be watching every inch of that column fall.

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There is your red line. if you get below that red line, you are through

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to the next round. Let's see how many of our 100 people

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went for Alex Higgins.

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-Oh!

-63 for Alex Higgins, what about that?

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APPLAUSE

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Still after all these years, a very recognisable brand.

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106 is your total there. Good news on podium four -

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they are now through.

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Absolutely a big scorer, there's a wonderful film on iPlayer called

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The Rack Pack, which is about the rivalry between Higgins and Davis.

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They've dramatised it, and it's really, really good, very funny.

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And Luke Treadaway playing Alex Higgins sensationally well, as well.

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Thanks very much, Richard. Now, then, Linsey.

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-Linsey, welcome back, from Dunfermline.

-Yes.

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And what do you do, Linsey? Remind us.

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-I'm a chartered accountant.

-That's right,

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and when not accounting, what do you like to get up to?

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Well, I'm currently on maternity leave,

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-I've got a nine-month-old little girl.

-Lovely.

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-Eva?

-Eva.

-We discovered last time.

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We had a round after you went last time, we had famous Evas, didn't we?

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I know.

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We did mention you, we said you would have enjoyed it.

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Now, then, Linsey, you're on 36.

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If you can score 69 or less, you are through to the next round.

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I'm not going to ask you to talk through the board, just in case

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-we have a tie.

-Oh, right OK.

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I think I know one.

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The Baby-Faced Assassin -

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer?

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Y...

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-Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

-Solskjaer?

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-Yeah.

-Ooh, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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Yes, do you think that'll get you down that far? I wonder.

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Very well-known, obviously. LAUGHTER

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There's your red line. If you can get below it, you are through to

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

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said Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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It's right.

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Oh, and you're through.

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-Gosh!

-Look at that, look at this, Linsey.

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That's a fantastic answer. 22.

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58 is your total. APPLAUSE

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Very well done.

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Very well played, Linsey. Dale's got that look on his face that says,

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"I married well". That's a terrific answer. Well done.

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We'd have had a tie if you'd said Beefy, who was of course Ian Botham.

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Would have scored you 70 points.

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-The eagle, this is a very low score surprisingly.

-Eddie...

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Yeah, Eddie the Eagle Edwards.

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Maybe if you see it that way around it's harder to get. 38 points.

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And the Rawalpindi Express is the best answer on the board,

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and it's Shoaib Akhtar. Very well done if you said that - 5 points.

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Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

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

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their high score of 106, Liz and Rosie, I'm afraid it is you.

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But we will see you again next time -

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look forward to that very much indeed - but, meantime, thank you

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so much for playing. Liz and Rosie.

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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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And so we are down to three pairs.

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Very well done, you made it through that round.

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Dale and Linsey, lovely to have you with us for Round Two, and

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congratulations, you booted off our newcomers - how do you like that?

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Well, there's a welcome. Best of luck to all three pairs for our

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next round. Our category for Round Two is...

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..The Beatles. 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, 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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Beatles singles containing the letters J, P, G, or R as they could.

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Beatles singles containing the letters J, P, G, or R as they could.

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Yeah, looking for the title of any UK top 40 single by The Beatles

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according to the officialcharts.com that has one of those four letters

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somewhere in its title, please. You see why we've chosen J, P, G and R.

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I'm getting it.

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-The first names of The Beatles.

-I'm getting it very much.

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John, Paul, George and Ringo.

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I'm still getting it.

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J for John, P for Paul, G for George...

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-For Ginger. No, hang on, he wasn't...

-That's the Spice Girls.

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-Oh!

-R for Ringo.

-Got it.

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Arthur Ringo, that was his name, wasn't it?

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He used his surname.

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OK, Linsey, what would you like to go for?

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Erm...

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OK, there were two ones that I was thinking of, one of them...

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Well, they're all quite popular, the ones I know, and I think

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other people will know more obscure answers, so maybe I'll have to go

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the one I'm not so sure with.

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No, I'm going to go with the one that...

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-Yellow Submarine.

-Yellow Submarine says Linsey, Yellow Submarine.

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

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Yellow Submarine.

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It is right, very well done.

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20, not bad at all. APPLAUSE

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-20 for yellow submarine.

-Good start, Linsey.

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Yeah, the biggest-selling single of 1966, Yellow Submarine.

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And sung by Arthur Ringo.

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It is sung by Arthur Ringo, yeah.

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And it's got an R in it. Is that all it's got in it?

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-Pretty much, yeah.

-Out of those.

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-That's all you need, though.

-All you need.

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-Greg.

-Mm.

-Greg, now, then. It's tough.

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I've gone a bit blank. I know some, but...

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I know, what was a single?

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I'm going to have to play very safe - Please Please Me.

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Please Please Me, says Greg.

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

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It's right.

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Well, 20 is our only score thus far.

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27 for Please Please Me. APPLAUSE

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Not bad at all, roughly the same kind of era.

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Yeah, their second UK single, Please Please Me,

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and the original US pressing misspelt Beatles, with two "T"s.

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Thank you very much indeed. Laura.

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Well, I can only think of one answer,

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so I've decided to go with that one.

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It stands to reason!

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And it might not be a single, but it's an answer,

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so I'm going to go for Eleanor Rigby.

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Eleanor Rigby, says Laura.

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That IS an answer. Let's see if it's a correct answer.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people said it, if it is correct.

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It's right, very well done indeed.

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20 is our low score,

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and you pass it. Look at that - 18. Very well done indeed.

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APPLAUSE

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Yeah, and a woman named Eleanor Rigby is buried at St Peter's Church

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in Liverpool, which is where Paul and John first ever met,

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but they denied ever seeing it, but Paul has said,

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I suspect maybe subconsciously we must have done,

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because it's too much of a coincidence otherwise.

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-Mm. Isn't that extraordinary?

-Strange, isn't it?

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

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so let's have a quick look at those scores.

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18, the best score of the pass. Very well done, Laura and Kate,

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looking good on the back of that. 20 is where we find Linsey and Dale.

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Then Greg and Sean on 27, not too far ahead,

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but Sean, I hope you've got a really good low-scoring answer

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to keep you in the running for the next pass.

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

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Can the second players please step up to the podium?

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OK, Kate, remember, we're looking for UK top 40 singles by The Beatles

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that feature one of these four letters - J, P, G or R -

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in their title.

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I can only think of really obvious ones, and I'm sure everyone else is

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going to get lower scores, so I'm going to play something a bit

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more risky. I'm going to go for Blackbird.

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Blackbird, says Kate. Lovely song. Let's see if it's right,

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let's see how many of our 100 people said it. Here's your red line.

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You get anywhere near that red line with Blackbird, you're doing well.

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How many of our 100 people said it?

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-Sorry.

-Oh, no.

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I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry,

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I would have sworn that was a single, but there we are,

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I'm afraid it's not. It scores you 100 points,

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it takes your total up to 118. However, the round isn't over yet.

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Yeah, sorry, Kate, just an album track on The White Album,

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I'm afraid, a beautiful song, though, Blackbird.

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Sarah McLachlan does a beautiful version of it as well.

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Now, then, Sean. Sean, that's helped you out a little bit there.

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-It has.

-That's given you a bit of a margin - 90 or less is your target.

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-What would you like to go for?

-I'll say I Wanna Hold Your Hand.

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I Wanna Hold Your Hand, says Sean. Here is your red line, lovely

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and high. If you can get below that with I Wanna Hold Your Hand,

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you're in the next round. Let's see how many people said it.

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

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8.

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Taking your total up to 35.

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Number one single from 1963,

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written in the basement of Jane Asher's mum's house.

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-That's nice.

-That's nice, isn't it?

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That IS nice. Thank you very much indeed. Now, Dale.

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You have to score 97, which sounds easier than it actually possibly

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might be because, as we discovered, there are pitfalls here.

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-The pressure's building.

-Yes, pressure is building.

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What would you like to go with?

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I had one in mind which was probably a bit more risky, but given we

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really just need a right answer - I hope this was a single -

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I'm going with Penny Lane.

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Penny Lane, says Dale, Penny Lane. Let's find out -

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was it a single or was it an album track? There is your red line.

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It just has to be right. Let's find out, how many people said

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Penny Lane, but crucially, is it right?

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It is right. Very well done.

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20. APPLAUSE

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Exactly the same as Linsey scored in the first pass,

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taking your total up to 40.

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Well played, Dale. Whenever Lennon and McCartney had to visit

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each other's homes in Liverpool, the bus always changed at Penny Lane.

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That's where they had to get out and change.

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-What was your riskier one, Dale?

-Strawberry Fields?

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Strawberry Fields Forever would've scored you 12 points, so still

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a fairly big scorer. There's a few pointless answers, actually.

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Two tracks that were released in the '90s when they rediscovered

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some of those old tracks, both pointless answers.

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You could have had Free As A Bird and Real Love,

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both of those pointless answers, but also We Can Work It Out was a

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pointless answer. I'll give you some of the low scorers as well.

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1 point for Something, 1 for The Ballad Of John And Yoko,

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3 for Back In The USSR.

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4 for From Me To You, 4 also for Come Together.

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You'd have got 5 for Hello Goodbye and Day Tripper, 6 for Get Back.

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8 for I Wanna Hold Your Hand and Ticket To Ride.

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11 for Yesterday, 12 for Strawberry Fields Forever,

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15 Hard Days Night, 18 Paperback Writer and Help.

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And the top three - we've had Yellow Submarine and

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Please Please Me, and the top of all, 45 points -

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Hey Jude.

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Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

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So, we are at the end of our second round.

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The pair we have to say goodbye to, with their high score of 118,

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Kate and Laura, I'm afraid it is you.

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It was Round Two last time, it's Round Two this time. I'm so sorry.

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Blackbird - lovely song. Why was that not released?

0:26:020:26:05

Can't believe it. Well, who knows? But there we are,

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thank you for reminding us of it, and I'm sorry we have to send you

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on your way, but thanks so much for playing, Kate and Laura.

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APPLAUSE

0:26:140:26:17

But, for Greg and Sean, Dale and Linsey,

0:26:170:26:19

it's now time for our head-to-head.

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Congratulations, Greg and Sean, Dale and Linsey,

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you are now one step closer to the final, and a chance to play for

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our jackpot which currently stands at £1,000.

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Well, we have arrived at the head-to-head, which means you are

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now allowed to confer before you give your answers,

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and quite simply the first pair to win two questions in this round

0:26:400:26:43

will go through to the final to play for that jackpot.

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Greg and Sean, you were here last time, you were standing where you

0:26:460:26:49

are standing now, as the golden couple, our low-scoring pair,

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the heroes of the game thus far, and it was snatched away from under

0:26:530:26:58

your noses, I'm sorry to say.

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So this time, of course, you'll be hoping to do better,

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but this time you've got Dale and Linsey,

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who I know have come back feeling that Pointless owes them something,

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because they were booted out in the first round the time before,

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and here they are now in the head-to-head.

0:27:100:27:12

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

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

0:27:200:27:25

residents of the Isle of Man.

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-Richard.

-Yeah, we're going to show you five pictures now of

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famous people who were either born on the Isle of Man or lived there

0:27:300:27:33

for a very long time. Can you identify one of these, please?

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OK, let's reveal our five Isle of Man people, and here they are.

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There you are - five residents of the Isle of Man.

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Now, then, Greg and Sean, you're our low scorers, so you will go first.

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Feel free to confer.

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So, Greg and Sean, what are you going to go for?

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We're going to go with E, which is Mark Cavendish.

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Mark Cavendish, say Greg and Sean.

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Now, then, Dale and Linsey, do you fancy talking us through

0:28:380:28:41

the board and supplying the missing names?

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Well, A - is it Barry Gibb?

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I thought it was Maurice Gibb.

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OK, well, we'll leave that one. B I know is Rhys-Davies, but I can't for

0:28:480:28:53

the life of me think his first name. He plays Gimli in Lord Of The Rings.

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C, I don't think we know C. D is Jeremy Clarkson.

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Take a flyer with B.

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Really? You don't know his name.

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Yeah, but D's not going to be lower than E.

0:29:090:29:12

But A, people might not know his first name.

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-Let's go with B, I think...

-OK.

0:29:140:29:16

Let's go with John Rhys-Davies.

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John Rhys-Davies.

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JOHN Rhys-Davies.

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OK, so we have Mark Cavendish and John Rhys-Davies.

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In the order they were given, Greg and Sean said Mark Cavendish for E.

0:29:280:29:31

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, 8 for Mark Cavendish.

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Very well done indeed, Greg and Sean.

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Good answer. Meanwhile,

0:29:490:29:50

Dale and Linsey have taken a pretty colossal punt on John Rhys-Davies,

0:29:500:29:55

You're sure of Rhys-Davies. You said John - let's see if it's right.

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

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It is John Rhys-Davies. Very well done indeed.

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It's got a long way down to go, but will your gamble pay off?

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Yes, it will! Look at that, 3 for John Rhys-Davies!

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Very well done, gutsy play on the blue podium there, and well done.

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It means after one question, Dale and Linsey, you're up 1-0.

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Yeah, very nice.

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Now Linsey's got that "I married well" look on her face.

0:30:240:30:28

Best two answers on the board, teams, so very well played.

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Going to be a terrific head-to-head, I think.

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A is Barry Gibb, so it was Barry. Would've scored you 28.

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-C is Norman Wisdom.

-I thought it looked like Norman Wisdom.

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Why is he wearing a dog collar?

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I don't know, is that a dog collar? You know what Norman Wisdom's like.

0:30:460:30:49

-I don't remember him being a man of the cloth...

-I don't think he was,

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he probably played one, or is it actually a dog collar

0:30:510:30:54

-or is it just a collar?

-Looks a bit like one.

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48 points for Norman Wisdom, anyway.

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I didn't know Clarkson owned property on the Isle of Man.

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He bought a lighthouse on the Isle of Man, Jeremy Clarkson.

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And he would've scored you 69 points.

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

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Now, Greg and Sean, I'm getting deja vu.

0:31:100:31:13

You need to win this one, although Dale and Linsey

0:31:130:31:16

will get to answer it first, so best of luck.

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Our second question today is all about...

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men and women of the cloth. What about that Norman Wisdom?

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-How weird is that?

-Men and women of the cloth. Richard.

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Yeah, simply five clues to facts about men or women of the cloth.

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Can you give us the most obscure answer?

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

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I'll read those all one last time.

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Dale and Linsey, we come to you first.

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Do you know any of them?

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-I think I know one.

-What was his name? Benedict.

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We're going to go with the top one, and we think it's Benedict.

0:32:370:32:42

OK, Benedict, say Dale and Linsey.

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Now, Greg and Sean, over to you.

0:32:450:32:47

We only know one, so we're going to have to go with the second one,

0:32:490:32:52

the German Reformation leader, which we think is Martin Luther.

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Martin Luther. So we have Benedict, and we have Martin Luther.

0:32:550:32:58

Dale and Linsey said Benedict for Joseph Ratzinger.

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

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said Benedict.

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It's right.

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Down we go to 12.

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Not bad at all. Now, then, Greg and Sean

0:33:190:33:22

have gone for Martin Luther for the German Reformation leader.

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Let's see if that's right. Let's see how many people said Martin Luther.

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It's right.

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Has to beat 12.

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Oh, no, 23 for Martin Luther.

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Which means, very well done indeed, Dale and Linsey,

0:33:410:33:43

after only two questions, you are through to the final 2-0.

0:33:430:33:47

Very nicely played indeed. Let's fill the rest of these in,

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the vicar and former Communards member?

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-Richard Coles.

-Richard Coles.

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Been on Pointless Celebrities. 10 points for that.

0:33:530:33:56

-The Archbishop of Canterbury...

-Is Justin Welby.

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Justin Welby, absolutely, that would've scored you 22 points.

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The best answer on the board -

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she's got a brilliant name which means I'll always remember it.

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She's called Libby Lane. 8 points for Libby Lane.

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Well done if you said that.

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Thank you very much indeed.

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So the pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head, I can't bear this,

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Greg and Sean, twice now you've been our star performers up to the

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head-to-head point. Twice you've had it whipped away from under

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your noses. It's so unfair. But you've been so good in both shows,

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there should be some sort of award,

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maybe just the glory you take home with you.

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I'm afraid that's probably all it is, but thank you so much,

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Greg and Sean, wonderful contestants.

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APPLAUSE

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But for Dale and Linsey, it's now time for our Pointless final.

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Congratulations, Dale and Linsey.

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You have seen off all the competition, and you have won

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our coveted Pointless trophy.

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You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot.

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At the end of today's show, the jackpot is standing at £1,000.

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There it is.

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Well, what a turnaround.

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Last time, we had to send you off at the end of Round One.

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This time, not only in the final, which in itself is fabulous,

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but in the final having come through a head-to-head where you weren't our

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golden couple. You know, the service was against you, you might say.

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And there you are, 2-0. It all bodes very well.

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We've been giving out the jackpot like it's going out of fashion

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over the last few shows. So, let's hope we can keep that up.

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What would you like to see coming up on the board behind me?

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In the weeks leading up to this, I know really obscure characters in

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Lord Of The Rings, and that's why John Rhys-Davies was a good one

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for me, even though I didn't know his first name to begin with.

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Yeah, so, anything like that.

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But, I don't know, something to do with sport, maybe?

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See, for me, maybe '90s music?

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'90s music? And obviously sitcoms, as we know.

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-Sitcoms.

-And sport.

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Yeah. OK, listen, very best of luck.

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As you know, four categories will appear on the board behind me.

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Let's hope there's something that doesn't want to make you run a mile.

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Today's selection reads like this.

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Or science, as we used to call it.

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-Not the bottom two.

-Yeah.

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But the second one could be anything, doesn't have to be films,

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it could be songs.

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-Go with that one, then.

-Guess so, yeah.

-Go for it.

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We'll go with Things With Dancing In The Title, please.

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OK, Richard, that's what it's going to be.

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OK, good luck. Three different categories here within that.

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We are looking for any act who've had a UK top 40 single with

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a song that has dancing in the title, or dancin' in the title,

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according to officialcharts.com, up to April 2016.

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Any songs featured on the original motion picture soundtrack of

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Dirty Dancing from 1987.

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Or the name of any professional dancer

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who's appeared on any series of Strictly,

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right through from the first one up to the series in 2015, please.

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So, artists with dancing songs, UK top 40 singles,

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songs featured on the Dirty Dancing soundtrack

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and any professional dancer from Strictly Come Dancing.

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-Very best of luck.

-Thanks very much indeed. Now,

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

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

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to be pointless. Are you ready?

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-Yes.

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

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There they are. Your time starts now.

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OK, anything off the top of your head?

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Professional dancers on Strictly Come Dancing,

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obviously there's Ola Jordan.

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I was thinking Erin, I don't know her surname.

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-Yeah, yeah, yeah.

-Natalie Bowe, maybe?

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-OK, I'll take that.

-I thought Erin Bogan, but...

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Yeah. Do you know any songs on Dirty Dancing?

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-Apart from...

-She's Like The Wind,

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Hungry Eyes, but they're quite...

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-Well, go...

-She's Like The Wind?

-She's Like The Wind.

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What was your Strictly answer?

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-Erin Bowe?

-No, Natalie...

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-Natalie Lowe or Natalie...

-Natalie Lowe, that sounds right.

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-Does it?

-I don't know.

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-Natalie Lowe.

-Any of the guys?

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-Brendan Cole, but he's really popular.

-Yeah.

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Artists with dancing songs.

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Ten seconds left.

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John Mayer. I don't know if he released it in the UK.

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-Take a risk if you want.

-Take a risk if you want.

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Scissor Sisters? What was the Scissor Sisters?

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Don't Feel Like Dancing. But that won't be pointless.

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OK, that is your time up. I now need your three answers.

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If you can see which category you're answering in each case,

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-that would be great, thank you.

-OK, artists with dancing songs...

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-The Scissor Sisters one?

-No, we'll take a punt.

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We'll go for John Mayer.

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-John Mayer?

-M-A-Y-E-R, yes.

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Professional dancers on Strictly Come Dancing -

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-Natalie Lowe.

-Natalie Lowe.

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And go with the Scissor Sisters one.

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Songs featured in Dirty Dancing - She's Like The Wind.

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She's Like The Wind.

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OK, three good answers there, spread across your categories beautifully.

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Which of those do you think is your best shot at a pointless answer?

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-The Dirty Dancing one?

-She's Like The Wind, put that last?

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-Yeah.

-OK, least likely to be pointless?

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-John Mayer.

-John Mayer because I don't think he released it

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-in the UK.

-OK, we'll put that first.

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OK, let's pop those answers up on the board in that order,

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and here they are. We've got John Mayer, Natalie Lowe,

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She's Like The Wind.

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Three good answers.

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Let's hope one of those is pointless and will win that £1,000 jackpot

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for you. What will you do with that if you win? Dale, you first.

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I think we are looking to buy a house, so every little bit

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we can put towards a deposit would be a big help.

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Very good indeed. Linsey, anything you want to add to that?

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Maybe I could go shopping!

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LAUGHTER

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Excellent. Maybe the ten quid left over you could

0:39:470:39:50

-pop in the house fund.

-Yeah, absolutely.

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Well, very, very best of luck.

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Your first answer was John Mayer.

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In this case, we were looking for any artist who has had a UK top 40

0:39:570:40:01

hit with a single with the word dancing in its title.

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You've gone for John Mayer. This is the one you thought was probably

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least likely to be pointless. Only one of them has to be pointless

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for you to win that jackpot. So, for £1,000,

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let's see how many people named John Mayer as one of those artists.

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Oh, bad luck.

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You had a hunch that probably wasn't a UK top 40 single and your hunch

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was right. Which means we turn to your next answer,

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which is Natalie Lowe.

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In this case, we were looking for professional dancers from across the

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history of Strictly Come Dancing.

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You've gone for Natalie Lowe. If this is right and it's pointless,

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it will win you £1,000. How many people said Natalie Lowe?

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It's right.

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Well, your first answer, John Mayer, was not right

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but Natalie Lowe absolutely is.

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She takes you down through the teens,

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into single figures, still going down! Very good answer.

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Look at that, it's a pointless answer!

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APPLAUSE Very well done indeed!

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Congratulations. Very well done. Very good.

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Oh, fantastic! Natalie Lowe, a pointless answer.

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It wins you that £1,000 jackpot.

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So, yes, that can go in your house kitty.

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Very, very well done indeed, Dale and Linsey.

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-What about that?

-That's terrific stuff, very well done,

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that's four jackpot wins in a row, and a great category to choose.

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You had trouble thinking of Natalie's surname,

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you came up with Erin Boag who would have scored you 2 points

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as well, so delighted you settled on Natalie Lowe.

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Loads of pointless answers in that category, exactly because we all

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know the first names, the surnames are very difficult to remember.

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We'll take a look at the pointless answers in all the categories.

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We'll start with the top 40 singles.

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You could have had The Bay City Rollers, who had Keep On Dancing.

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My Feet Keep Dancing by Chic, Pet Shop Boys, Domino Dancing,

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Come Dancing by The Kinks. Loads of other pointless answers.

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Chubby Checker, Echo And The Bunnymen, Galaxy, Kool And The Gang,

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Nik Kershaw, Pat And Mick, Rose Royce, Shawaddywaddy

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Simple Minds, Steve Arrington, Third World.

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Loads of pointless answers there.

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Now, songs featured in Dirty Dancing.

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You'd have got 6 points for She's Like The Wind.

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In The Still Of The Night was a pointless answer.

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And Yes. Those were the only pointless answers on that soundtrack.

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Well done if you got one of them. Our professional dancers.

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All of those are pointless answers.

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Aliona Vilani, Artem...

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the, er, gentleman's surname.

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In fact, the only ones who scored points were... Anton Du Beke was

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the biggest scorer,

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Ola Jordan, Brendan Cole, James Jordan, Ian Waite, Erin Boag,

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Robin Windsor, 1 point for Pasha Kovalev,

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Kristina Rihanoff, Lilia Kopylova,

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Matthew Cutler, Kevin Clifton and Vincent Simone.

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Every other professional dancer was a pointless answer.

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Very well done if you got one at home,

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-and congratulations in the studio. What a lovely show.

-Lovely show!

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Thanks very much indeed, and thanks again to our winning players,

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Dale and Linsey, who go away with today's jackpot of £1,000.

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-Very well done indeed.

-Thank you.

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APPLAUSE

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

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the test on Pointless. Meanwhile, it's goodbye from Richard.

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-Goodbye.

-And it's goodbye from me - goodbye.

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


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