Episode 38 Pointless


Episode 38

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


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APPLAUSE Thank you very much indeed.

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

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This is the show where all the questions have been asked

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to 100 people before the show.

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All our contestants have to do is come up with the answers

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no-one else could think of. Let's meet today's players.

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APPLAUSE

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And couple number one.

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Hi, I'm Dani.

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This is my boyfriend Alex, and we've both come from York today.

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-Couple number two.

-Hi, I'm Robbie and this is Mervyn.

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We're friends from school and we're both from London.

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Couple number three.

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Hi, I'm Michael. This is Julie.

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We're brother and sister, and we're from Belfast.

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And finally, couple number four.

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Hi, I'm Tracey. This is my friend Bev, and we're from Sheffield.

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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 warm welcome to Pointless.

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

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throughout the show as it goes along, of course.

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That just leaves one more person for me to introduce today.

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Today, we'll be hoggin' his considerable noggin.

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LAUGHTER It's my Pointless friend,

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-it's Richard.

-Hiya.

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Hey, everybody.

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Good afternoon.

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Good afternoon to you, sir.

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Good afternoon.

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Now, Robbie and Mervyn join us again from the last show.

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-Yes.

-Got through to the head-to-head and were very, very smart as well.

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Going to be difficult to beat, I suspect, on today's show.

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Dani and Alex got knocked out in round one last time,

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very unfortunately though, as well.

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So we've got two good, strong returning pairs.

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Welcome to our newcomers, as well.

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Should be a cracker, I think.

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Very good. I think so.

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I think so. Thank you very much, Richard.

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Now, Rosie and Paul didn't win the jackpot last time

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which means we add another £1,000 to that.

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So today's jackpot starts off...

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..at £3,000.

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APPLAUSE

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

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APPLAUSE

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APPLAUSE

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Just remember this, the pair with the highest score

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at the end of each round will be eliminated.

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So keep your scores nice and low.

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Best of luck to all three pairs.

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Our first category this afternoon 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?

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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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A quick round. Richard?

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We're going to give you seven clues now to famous people,

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all of whose first names and surnames are just one syllable each.

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Can you tell us who they are, please?

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

-I envy those people.

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Oh, you've got a lot! Alexander is four.

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That's four syllables. It must take so long to say.

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There was an Arsenal striker, his surname was nine letters long,

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but had five syllables.

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He was Aliadiere.

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He was Jeremie Aliadiere.

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That's a drum break. Ta-ca-ta-ca-tish!

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Yeah, that's quite cool.

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Imagine having five syllables in nine letters!

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-That's fabulous efficiency.

-That's amazing, isn't it?

-Yeah.

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Very good, indeed. OK, so we are looking for people with short names

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described by these clues. Here is our first board of seven.

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I'm going to read those again.

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Dani, welcome back to Pointless.

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Now, this time, back with purpose, I think.

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-Yes.

-You were on the fourth podium last time.

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It's nice to have you nearer, I have to say.

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This time I hope you'll be with us for much, much longer.

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Dani, remind us what you do.

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So I work as a senior administrator in the higher education sector.

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That's right. And what do you love getting up to

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when you have time on your hands, Dani?

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So, we have four cats between us.

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Obviously, they take up a lot of our time.

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Did you get them all as one?

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-We didn't, no.

-No.

-Two old ones, two very young ones.

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I see. And where have they come from? Who knows?

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Exactly, all adopted.

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Did they adopt you?

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Well, one of them did, yes.

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See, that's nice. I always like it when that happens.

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Now, Dani, what would you like to go for on this board?

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I think I know five or six up there.

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Just trying to work out which one would be the lowest one.

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I think I will go with the model, actress and singer

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who had several chart hits including Slave To The Rhythm,

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as Grace Jones.

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Grace Jones, says Dani.

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Let's see if that's right.

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

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It's right.

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Good answer, Dani. Very well done. 30.

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APPLAUSE Off to a rollicking start.

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Yeah, appeared at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert.

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Famously she performed Slave To The Rhythm and hula-hooped throughout...

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-which is quite impressive.

-That's amazing.

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Good core strength, there.

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Really good core strength. I noticed you didn't...

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When you sung for the Queen, I've never seen you hula-hoop.

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-No, no.

-You should do.

-LAUGHTER

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Thanks very much, Richard.

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Mervyn, welcome back to Pointless.

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-Great to have you here.

-Thanks.

-What a performance last time.

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Very, very strong indeed. Remind us what you do, Mervyn.

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I'm a clinical research associate.

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I see. Now, we discussed this last time...

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We did, indeed.

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You're basically making sure all the right safeguards are in place...

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-Is that right?

-Yeah, that's right.

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Yeah. And, Mervyn, what are your interests?

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I like cooking, and also into sports as well.

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So mainly football and basketball.

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Let's just think about this cooking.

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What area of cooking do you particularly like?

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Is there a thing that you consider to be your absolute...

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-..number one?

-Favourite cuisines are probably Japanese or French.

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In terms of having a signature dish, it's eggs Benedict.

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-Ah!

-If you say you like cooking, you have to have a signature dish.

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-There you are.

-That's mine.

-You make a good hollandaise?

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-Yes, that's it, that's what it comes down to.

-Not easy. Not easy to do.

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

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We've got one good score here already, 30. Think you can beat it?

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It's quite a tough board for me.

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There's quite a few I don't know.

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Out of those that I do...

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I'm going to go for NP as the Wallace and Gromit creator,

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-is Nick Park.

-Nick Park, says Mervyn.

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

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Ooh, you beat 30! Look at that, 28!

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APPLAUSE

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Very good. 28 for Nick Park.

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Yeah, the Wallace and Gromit films inadvertently led to a huge increase

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of sales in Wensleydale cheese.

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That's nice. It was struggling before that.

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There we go. Michael, welcome to Pointless.

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-Hello.

-Here from Belfast.

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-What do you do, Michael?

-I'm a doctor.

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You're a doctor.

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What sort of doctor are you, Michael?

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A hospital doctor, doing medicine at the minute.

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OK, which is what I'd imagine doctors do, isn't it?

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LAUGHTER

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But I see what you mean. I take your point.

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Do you get any time off AT ALL?

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Sometimes, yeah.

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I enjoy to get in hobbies when I can.

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OK, what are your hobbies?

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-What do you like to get up to?

-I like sport.

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I like playing, watching football when I can.

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I play a bit of golf as well.

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Very good, indeed.

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OK, how are you feeling about our short-named people?

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I know a few.

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I think I'll go for the singer who had three number ones,

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and I think that's Jess Glynne.

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Jess Glynne, says Michael.

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

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It's right.

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30 is our highest score.

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28 is our low score.

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You pass both of them.

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Look at that! 13 with Jess Glynne.

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APPLAUSE Very well done, indeed, Michael.

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Yeah, only the second ever British female solo singer

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to have five number one singles.

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The second ever, after Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.

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-She was the first.

-There you are.

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-Yeah.

-Thank you. Thank you very much, Richard.

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Now, Tracey, welcome to Pointless.

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-Here from Sheffield.

-Yes.

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What do you do in Sheffield, Tracey?

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I'm a claims assessor, in a legal firm.

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And what are your interests?

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I like to go to concerts quite a lot and...

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Plenty of good concerts in Sheffield!

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Yeah. And I also read for Sheffield Talking News.

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Oh, that's good. That's fun. How often do you go and do that?

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It's on a rota. It's just once a month, once every two months.

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And you have a sort of news digest that you go in and record?

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The week's news, that's right.

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And we go into a studio and record,

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you know, highlights of the news,

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and they get sent out to the partially sighted or blind.

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How long does it take you to get it done?

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-About two hours.

-OK, that's good.

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-A nice way of keeping up to speed with everything as well.

-It is.

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Very good, very well informed.

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Now, Tracey, you're the last person to have this board.

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-OK.

-If you wanted to go through it and fill in all our blanks...

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I'll do my best!

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-Do your best, yeah.

-OK.

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Top one is Glenn Close.

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I want to say the badminton player, if it is a woman,

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maybe something like Gill Elks, or something.

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I don't know. I think...

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-Gill Elks?!

-I know! That's not right, is it?

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No, no, I was just wondering. Did you make that up?

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-Yeah, I made it up.

-It's just a brilliant made up name!

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I think Leicester...

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I'm just trying to get a politician with those initials,

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and there's Keith Vaz.

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So I may take a punt on that one.

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And then Mark Twain.

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It's whether I take a punt or not, or I play safe...

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-You know what I'm going to say, Tracey.

-I'm going to take a punt.

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I'm going to say Keith Vaz.

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Keith Vaz, says Tracy.

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

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It is absolutely Keith Vaz.

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13 is our low score.

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30, our high.

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You pass the high score,

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and you stop off at 16.

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APPLAUSE Very well done, indeed.

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16 for Keith Vaz.

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Yeah, and his sister Valerie is also an MP.

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-Val Vaz.

-Val Vaz, yeah.

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-16 points.

-Now, you're right about Mark Twain.

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You did well to avoid him, though, he's a bigger scorer.

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Would have scored you 47.

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The actress is Glenn Close.

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50 points for that.

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Now, it's not Gill Elks,

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but I do work with her sometimes and I shall tell her you said that.

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It's not a million miles away, it's Gail Emms.

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Gail Emms.

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And would have scored you seven points.

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Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

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Halfway through the round.

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Let's look at those scores. 13, Michael. Well done.

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That is the best score of that pass.

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Michael and Julie looking very strong at this point.

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Then up to 16, where we find Tracey and Beverley.

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Then up to 28, where we find Mervyn and Robbie,

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and 30, Dani and Alex.

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Quite a nice grouping there. Nice and close.

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But, Alex, yes, you're out in front.

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We shall not send you away in this round.

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It cannot happen again.

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You MUST get a low score.

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-Fingers crossed.

-Exactly.

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Good luck with that. 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 short-name clues up on the board.

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And here they come.

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We have got...

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

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There we are. Beverley, welcome to Pointless.

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Good to have you here, Beverley.

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-What do you do?

-I'm a family support worker for a local council.

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-I work with families.

-Very good.

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-How long have you been doing that for?

-About four years now.

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-Do you enjoy it?

-I love it, yeah.

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It's quite hands-on, I imagine.

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-Yeah.

-You have to get in there and...

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help people! I suppose it has its rewards.

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-It does. It's very rewarding. I love it.

-Very good.

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What do you like doing to relax?

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When I get home from work, I like to take my dog a walk.

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I've got a little dog, but he's quite a strong little dog.

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He likes to go on long walks. So it's very nice.

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Oh, you're right in the Peaks, aren't you?

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-Yeah.

-Right on the edge of it. Beautiful.

-Good, challenging walks.

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Very nice. Oh, you go for a proper long walk, do you?

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-Yeah.

-Good stuff. Now, you're on 16.

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Lovely low score from Tracey in the first round,

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which means if you can score 13 or less,

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you're straight through to the next round.

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-What are the chances?

-Well...

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I did ask Tracey to go first because I was a bit scared,

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but I knew four answers,

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but unfortunately I don't know any of these.

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Chief athletics commentator,

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and former Olympic silver medallist...

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Seb Coe?

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Seb Coe says Beverley.

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Here is your red line.

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If you can get below that with Seb Coe,

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you are through to the next round.

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Is it right? How many people said it, if it is?

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Oh! That's so unfair, cos it fits, the letters fit!

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As you've probably worked out. LAUGHTER

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But I'm afraid it's an incorrect answer, scores you 100 points,

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takes your total up to 116.

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Yeah, sorry, Beverley, almost an entirely brilliant wrong answer,

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-I'm afraid.

-LAUGHTER

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Thank you very much, indeed.

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Julie, welcome to Pointless.

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-Hi.

-Great to have you here.

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What do you do, Julie?

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I study law with politics at Queens University, Belfast.

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-Wow. So how long have you been doing that for?

-Just one year.

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-Just one year. Enjoying it?

-Yeah!

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Very good indeed. Do you think you'll go on into law afterwards?

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I think so, yeah. At the start of last month,

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I had an internship in a law firm in London

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-and I really, really enjoyed it, so...

-Excellent.

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Hopefully I'll go into commercial law or something like that.

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Very good, indeed. Now, Julie,

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you are through to the next round, which is fantastic.

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A great achievement on Michael's part,

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and a helping hand from Beverley, there.

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But, yes, it doesn't matter what you score,

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but I have a feeling you'll have a good answer here.

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I know two on the board. I think the rest of them I don't have a clue.

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And I'm not sure how low this is going to be,

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but I think the actress who plays Carrie Mathison in Homeland

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-is Claire Danes.

-Claire Danes says Julie.

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No red line for you because you're already through.

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

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It's right.

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Oh, that's a great answer. Look at that, 15.

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Very well done indeed. 28 is your total.

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APPLAUSE

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Yeah, one of the all-time great Danes, Claire Danes.

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She hosted the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in 2013.

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-Oh, she got that gig, did she?

-Yeah, she did.

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Were you expecting to be booked?

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Well, you know. Anyway, there you are.

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Good for her.

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Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

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-Now, Robbie.

-Hi.

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Robbie, yes.

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Welcome back. I'm very pleased with your moustache, Robbie.

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-Thank you.

-Obviously, the moustache has have enjoyed

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-something of a comeback in recent years.

-Yes.

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But the sort of moustache that has enjoyed a comeback

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tends to be the rather more showy, sort of...

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-I can't do that.

-Well, no, I like that.

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That's a proper... That's a proper moustache.

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This is heartfelt moustache praise, Robbie.

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You are on 28, Robbie.

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You need to score 87 or less, to remain in the game.

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I think I know two of them.

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It's just about which one I roll the dice with.

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I'm going to go with the penultimate one on the board,

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which is the BBC chief athletics commentator.

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-That's Steve Cram.

-Steve Cram.

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Oh, Beverley, I'm sorry. Steve Cram.

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If it's right, who knows?

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Maybe it's not. LAUGHTER

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There is your red line, Robbie.

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If you can get below that with Steve Cram...

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

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There we are, Steve Cram.

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Another good answer. 16.

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APPLAUSE Very well done, indeed.

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Taking your total up to 44.

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Yeah, former world record-holder

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at the 1500m and the mile, Steve Cram. Funnily enough,

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we had exactly the same the other day on a show.

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Someone mistook Steve Cram for Seb Coe.

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Exactly the same.

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Thank you very much, Richard.

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-Alex.

-Hello.

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Welcome back to Pointless.

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Ooh, you were the high scorers halfway through the round.

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Beverley's helped you out there as well,

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which has given you a nice margin, 85 or less.

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That takes quite a lot of pressure off.

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Remind us what you do, Alex.

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I'm an IT systems administrator

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-for a well-known construction and shop-fitting company.

-Very good.

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So is it a national shop-fitting and construction company

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or is it very much based in Yorkshire?

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We have one head office, which is where I'm based,

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but we have sites from down south all the way up to north of Scotland.

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Do you get sent out to visit the sites at all?

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I've been to a couple.

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-Not very regularly but...

-Right.

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So the IT is generally based in York, there.

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OK. Now, Alex, this board is all yours.

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

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-you'd be most welcome.

-Absolutely not.

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LAUGHTER Oh, really?!

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I fortunately know one left on the board...

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-Phew.

-..which is the bottom one, Dave Grohl.

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Dave Grohl for Foo Fighters, says Alex.

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Let's see if that's right.

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Here's your red line. Nice and high.

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You should get below that with Dave Grohl.

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Let's see if you do.

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There we are. Very well done, indeed.

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Dave Grohl. 31. APPLAUSE

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61 is your total.

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A nice end to the round.

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Yeah, originally the drummer in Nirvana,

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then went on to form his own, extraordinarily successful band.

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Now, who starred as Dr John Watson?

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-Jude Law.

-Jude Law.

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12 points for that.

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The actress and mistress of King Charles II?

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-Nell Gwyn.

-Yeah.

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Would have scored 49.

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Do you know this one, the former wife of Andre Agassi?

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-Brooke Shields?

-Brooke Shields, yeah.

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Would have scored you 25.

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-And?

-Bob Hope.

-Bob Hope.

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Of course, with Bing Crosby.

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-That would have scored 45.

-Thanks very much indeed, Richard.

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We are at the end of our first round,

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which means we have to say goodbye to one of our pairs.

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And I'm very sorry to say it is

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our Sheffield pair on the far podium we have to say goodbye to.

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Tracey and Beverley, it's been lovely having you here.

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We'll see you again next time. I'm sure you'll do much, much better.

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Thank you very much for playing. Very well done. Beverley and Tracey.

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APPLAUSE

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

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APPLAUSE

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And so we are down to three pairs.

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Obviously, at the end of this round,

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we will have to say goodbye to another.

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I tell you what's nice, actually,

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is seeing our two returning pairs through to round two,

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because that hasn't been happening a lot lately.

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We've seen a lot of our returning pairs being knocked off early on.

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But very well done, Dani and Alex,

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good to have you in round two,

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and Robbie and Mervyn.

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Starting as they mean to continue.

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Nice to have you here as well, Michael and Julie.

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I haven't forgotten about you!

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Best of luck to all three pairs.

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Our category for round two this afternoon 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?

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

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

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

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..as they could. Countries whose first vowel is "U".

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Yes, we're looking for any country in the world

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whose usual short form name in English has "U" as its first vowel,

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please. As always, by country we mean a sovereign state

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that's a member of the UN in its own right.

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Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

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Now then, Alex.

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Always tough going first.

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Had a few that have immediately come to mind.

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I think I'm going to go for classic Pointless favourite of Suriname.

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Ah! Suriname, says Alex.

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

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Look at that! Four!

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Very well done, indeed, Alex.

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And going first, as well.

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Very impressive indeed. Four for Suriname.

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Suriname toads appear through holes in their mother's back

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rather than through spawning.

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What do you think about that?

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I hope they leap out. LAUGHTER

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I think Suriname would be more famous if that were the case.

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If you've got toads like that,

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people would know about your country.

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Imagine! Robin?

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So, I have a few,

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and I think this might be a Pointless classic as well,

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Bhutan.

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Bhutan, says Robin. AUDIENCE OOHS

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Oh, you got the "Ooh"!

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LAUGHTER

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I think you probably got one as well,

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but I was so impressed by Suriname I forgot to listen out for it,

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but that... My antennae were very much aware of that.

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The ooh.

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

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It's right.

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Four is the only score on the board at this point.

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Oh, we've gone to four again.

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APPLAUSE Like as you lie.

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Four for Bhutan.

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Some very good playing, here.

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Well played. The constitution of Bhutan says that

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Bhutan has to be at least 60% forest, at all times.

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-I like that constitution.

-It's nice, isn't it? Yeah.

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Yeah. Good for them.

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Mmm. Thank you very much, Richard. Now, Michael.

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OK.

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We've had a few old Pointless friends there.

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There are some more out there.

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There's a few coming to mind, a few classic Pointless answers.

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I think I'm going to go with Burundi.

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Ha! Burundi! LAUGHTER

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I haven't seen Burundi for ages!

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You got an "Ooh", you got a laugh. LAUGHTER

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OK, let's see how many of our 100 people went for Burundi.

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Four seems to be the score that they're all liking, these countries.

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Six!

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APPLAUSE

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Six for Burundi.

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Still a very good answer.

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It's good stuff all around.

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Well played. Yeah, landlocked country in East Central Africa,

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although a lot of its border is Lake Tanganyika.

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

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a quick look at those scores. Four the best score of the round.

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Alex and Dani, Robbie and Mervyn, that is where you are.

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Six is a pretty good score as well.

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But, Julie, for some reason that means you are ahead,

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so we're going to need a lower-scoring answer from you.

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So good luck with that. 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, so, Julie, remember we are looking for any country in the world

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whose first vowel is "U".

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They're all very low scoring answers.

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-Aren't they?!

-I think I'm going to have to try and keep it up

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and go for something very obscure, and hope it is a country.

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Burkina Faso.

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Burkina Faso says Julie.

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That would have been my answer. LAUGHTER

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Yep, very pleased to have that aired.

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Now, no red line for you,

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because you're the high scorers up there on six!

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

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It's right.

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One!

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Very well done indeed!

0:23:080:23:09

Look at that!

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Taking your total up to seven,

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which means you're now averaging 3.5 per answer,

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which is lower than the average. So very well done, indeed.

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You've done huge work there, Julie.

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It's terrific stuff, Julie. Very well played.

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A great round, everybody.

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Yeah, used to be known as Upper Volta till 1984,

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Burkina Faso.

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Burkina Faso meaning "land of honest men".

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Right, Mervyn, there we are.

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This is becoming a very, very exciting round.

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Thank you all for playing it so well.

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Mervyn, you are on four.

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Ideally, you'd score two or less.

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So, I mean, it's all great answers.

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I'm going to have to go for another Pointless favourite in Tuvalu.

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Yes, that's the one I was hoping you'd go for!

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LAUGHTER Here comes your red line.

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If you can get below that with Tuvalu, we are home and dry.

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

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WHISPERS: Hopefully....

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It's right.

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Five for Tuvalu!

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APPLAUSE

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Taking your total up to nine.

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Oh, I mean, I think our work here is done with Tuvalu, isn't it?

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Five points.

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Can you imagine that a few years ago?

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Never!

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They sent their first-ever athletes to the Olympic Games in 2008,

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Tuvalu. Two sprinters, and a weightlifter.

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Aww! There we are!

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Thank you, Richard. Dani. Now...

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Pressure.

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Pressure...

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but actually, you know, it's now exciting and doable.

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Your target is four.

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Alex got four, your target is four.

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LAUGHTER

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OK, I've been through quite a few in my head

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and they've slowly but surely been taken up,

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including Alex, who took my first answer.

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But I think I'm going to go with Brunei.

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Brunei.

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Brunei, says Dani!

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There we are. Another Pointless classic.

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Here is your red line. If you can get below that with Brunei,

0:24:540:24:57

you are through to the next round.

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

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It's right.

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Come on.

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Oh, you've done it. Two for Brunei.

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Two for Brunei, taking your total up to six.

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Very well done, indeed, Dani and Alex there.

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The lowest total of the round.

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Yeah. I mean, amazing.

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An average score of 3.75 in that round between the lot of you.

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Terrific stuff. Very, very unlucky to be going home on nine points.

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You know what? Who'd have thought the day when someone's saying Tuvalu

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meant they were getting knocked out because it was too heavy a scorer?

0:25:370:25:40

-LAUGHTER

-Too obvious.

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We've been through a lot of low answers. I'm going to take you

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through some other low answers. There was one Pointless answer.

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That is Guinea-Bissau.

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A pointless answer. So very well done if you said that.

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Guinea itself would have scored you one point, Kuwait two points.

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Guatemala and Guyana both scored two points.

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Three for Turkmenistan, four for Cyprus, five for Cuba,

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six for Luxembourg, Bulgaria.

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Eight for Sudan, Tunisia and Turkey.

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Nine for Hungary. You would have got 14 for United Arab Emirates,

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23 for Ukraine, 23 for the United Kingdom.

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You would have got 25 for Russia,

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26 for Uzbekistan and 38 for the United States.

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Thank you very much, Richard. We are at the end of our second round

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which means we have to say goodbye to a pair.

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And I can't believe it, Mervyn and Robbie,

0:26:250:26:27

the fancied favourites for today's final.

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-Sorry to disappoint.

-No, I mean, Tuvalu and Bhutan,

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two fantastic answers. It's just that everybody has played this round

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absolutely superbly and I'm afraid you played it just a tiny bit

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less superbly than everyone else, which means we have to say goodbye.

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Mervyn and Robbie, Thank you so for playing. Brilliant contestants.

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APPLAUSE

0:26:480:26:50

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

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Congratulations, Michael and Julie, Dani and Alex.

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You are now one step closer to the final and a chance

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to play for our jackpot, which currently stands at

0:27:040:27:06

£3,000.

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AUDIENCE: Whoo!

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Well, we've made it to the sunlit uplands of the head-to-head,

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which means you are allowed to confer before you give your answers.

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You can start playing as a team, which is lovely.

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The first pair to win two questions will play for that jackpot.

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Very 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

0:27:300:27:32

Poisonous Plants.

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-Richard?

-We'll will show you five pictures now of plants

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that are listed as poisonous on the Royal Horticultural Society website.

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Can you identify what they are, please? I hope you can

0:27:430:27:45

because we lost four photographers during the shooting of this round!

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Thanks very much indeed.

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

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We have got...

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There we go. Five poisonous plants.

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Now, Michael and Julie, you are our low scorers so you will go first.

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OK, well, this is a terrible round for us.

0:28:310:28:34

Not so good with plants.

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I think I know the answer to one of them

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so we're going to have to go with it.

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We think B is foxglove.

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B, foxglove.

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Dani and Alex?

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We're not much better, we're not really gardeners ourselves

0:28:470:28:50

but we think we know three, which was foxglove.

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We think D might be yew maybe

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and E, which is the one we're going to go for is deadly nightshade.

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OK, you're going to go for deadly nightshade.

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So, we have foxglove versus deadly nightshade.

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Michael and Julie said foxglove, let's see if that's right for B

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and see how many of our 100 people went for that.

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It's right.

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54 for foxglove.

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Dani and Alex, meanwhile, have gone for deadly nightshade for E.

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Let's see if that's right and how many of our 100 people got deadly nightshade.

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It's right.

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Oh, and it wins you the point.

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Look at that, 36 for deadly nightshade.

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Which means, Dani and Alex, after one question, you are up 1-0.

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Let's fill in the rest of these, shall we?

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-Do you know A?

-No, I'm trying to work it out.

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It's oleander.

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Eight points.

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It can be very poisonous.

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Livestock can die from drinking water

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that an oleander leaf has fallen into.

0:29:500:29:52

-How about that?

-Oh!

-Yeah.

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Do you know C?

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It's got holes in its leaves which is the clue.

0:29:570:30:00

-The last word is plant.

-Mmm.

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It's something that's full of holes.

0:30:020:30:04

Oh! Swiss cheese.

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-Yeah, Swiss cheese plant.

-That's hilarious.

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I thought that was just a bad case of caterpillars.

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It would have scored you ten points.

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And D is, of course, yew.

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That would have scored 45.

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Thank you very indeed, Richard.

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OK, here comes your second question.

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Dani and Alex, you get to answer it first, but Michael and Julie,

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

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Our second question today is all about world record holders.

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-Richard.

-We're looking for the names of whoever set the world records

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you're about to see, please. We're giving you a few clues as well.

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

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I'll read those again.

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Dani and Alex, you will go first.

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OK, I definitely know three.

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There is a fourth that I potentially know

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but I'm not going to take the punt so I'm going to go

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for the middle one which I think is Michael Johnson.

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Michael Johnson for the men's 400 metres.

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Michael Johnson say Dani and Alex.

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Now, Michael and Julie, that board is all yours.

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Would you like to talk us through it?

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So, I think the top is Usain Bolt

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and I think the bottom one is Paula Radcliffe.

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I think we're going to go with the second one which

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-is Sonia O'Sullivan.

-Sonia O'Sullivan, say Michael and Julie.

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This is the answer you need to win it for you.

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Dani and Alex said Michael Johnson.

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Let's see if that's right for the men's 400 metres

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and let's see how many of our 100 people got Michael Johnson.

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22.

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Very good, indeed.

0:32:200:32:21

Michael and Julie, you've got to hope to beat that

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with Sonia O'Sullivan, the women's 2,000 metres.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people went for Sonia O'Sullivan.

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It is Sonia O'Sullivan.

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And it wins the point for you. Very well done. Down to 12.

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You did exactly what you needed to do there, Michael and Julie,

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and after two questions, you're back in the game.

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-It's 1-1.

-Great work, she broke that record in Edinburgh

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and Yvonne Murray of Scotland also broke the same world record in the same race, but came second.

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The top one is Usain Bolt, as you say.

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Let's take a look at his score, 62.

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Paula Radcliffe, down at the bottom,

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would have scored you 37.

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Very well done if you got the men's 5,000 metres world record-holder,

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who is Kenenisa Bekele,

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and it's a pointless answer, so terrific work if you got it.

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Thank you very much, Richard.

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So, here comes the decider.

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Whoever wins this third question goes through to the final

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and plays for the jackpot, so very best of luck to both pairs.

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Our third question today is all about numerical singles.

0:33:200:33:25

-Richard?

-We're about to show you five hit singles now,

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all of which the titles consist just of numbers.

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We need you to tell us who had hits with these songs, please.

0:33:300:33:32

-Best of luck to both teams.

-Thanks very much, indeed.

0:33:320:33:35

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

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I'll read those all again.

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Michael and Julie will go first.

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We know a few of them.

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It's really a question of which one will score the lowest.

0:34:140:34:17

I think we'll go for the bottom one which I think is Steps.

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Steps, say Michael and Julie.

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Steps, for 5,6,7,8.

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Dani and Alex, talk us through the board if you can.

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I think the top one, 19,

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is Paul Hardcastle, I think it is.

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1999 is Prince and 22 is Taylor Swift.

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The one we're going to go for is '74-'75,

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which we think is The Connells.

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The Connells, '74-'75.

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So we have Steps and we have The Connells.

0:34:450:34:47

Michael and Julie said Steps for 5,6,7,8.

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Let's see if that's right, and how many of our 100 got it.

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34.

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Dani and Alex, meanwhile, have gone for The Connells for '74-'75.

0:35:050:35:09

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

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It is The Connells.

0:35:150:35:16

Good answer.

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And it wins you the point.

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Wow! Down to two.

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APPLAUSE

0:35:240:35:25

Which means very well done, Dani and Alex, after three questions,

0:35:270:35:30

you are through to the final, 2-1.

0:35:300:35:32

Very well played. Terrific head-to-head everybody and lovely to be reminded of '74-'75,

0:35:320:35:36

a beautiful song by The Connells. It was their only big UK hit.

0:35:360:35:40

Paul Hardcastle up there, he would have scored you 25.

0:35:400:35:44

Prince, of course, 1999,

0:35:440:35:46

would have scored you 49

0:35:460:35:48

and 22, Taylor Swift

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and it would have scored 11.

0:35:510:35:53

So the best answer on the board by a mile, The Connells, well played.

0:35:530:35:56

Thanks very much, indeed, so the pair leaving us at the end

0:35:560:35:59

of the head-to-head round, it's Michael and Julie.

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Very sad to say goodbye to you, but we'll see you again next time,

0:36:020:36:04

which is just as well or it would have been over in one appearance,

0:36:040:36:08

which would have been one too few. We look forward to seeing you then.

0:36:080:36:11

I'm sure you'll do just as well, if not better then,

0:36:110:36:13

Michael and Julie, thanks very much.

0:36:130:36:15

But, for Dani and Alex, it's now time for our Pointless final.

0:36:180:36:21

Congratulations, Dani and Alex, you have seen off all the competition

0:36:250:36:29

and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.

0:36:290:36:32

You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot

0:36:380:36:40

and at the end of today's show, the jackpot is standing at

0:36:400:36:43

£3,000. There we are.

0:36:430:36:45

Well, what a turnaround.

0:36:480:36:50

Last show, you left at the end of the first round.

0:36:500:36:53

This time, no repeat of that.

0:36:530:36:55

We've had lovely low scores from you.

0:36:550:36:57

I think you were just biding your time.

0:36:570:36:59

What would you like to see come up in this last round?

0:36:590:37:02

We've had both music and geography, that's our strong subjects,

0:37:020:37:05

-and you're really good at sport as well.

-Football, cricket, drummers.

0:37:050:37:09

Football, cricket, drummers, music, sport.

0:37:090:37:11

-All together!

-What about that?

0:37:110:37:13

Well, let's see what today's categories look like.

0:37:130:37:16

We've got...

0:37:160:37:17

Well, that's completely awful.

0:37:260:37:29

London train stations?

0:37:300:37:32

-I don't know.

-Or the Gordon Brown years.

0:37:320:37:34

I might be all right at sporting runners-up, maybe.

0:37:340:37:37

It's all down to you.

0:37:370:37:39

Shall we do runners-up?

0:37:390:37:40

Can I take a punt at sporting runners-up please?

0:37:420:37:46

-I'm sorry in advance.

-You're going for sporting runners-up.

0:37:460:37:49

You can't say one of the subjects I would like is sport

0:37:490:37:52

and when sporting runners-up comes up go, "Oh, no, this is awful."

0:37:520:37:56

That's exactly what you asked for.

0:37:560:37:58

There are three possibilities here, hopefully one of these suits you.

0:37:580:38:01

I suspect it will. We're looking for any runners-up

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in the Wimbledon men's singles tennis finals since 1976

0:38:030:38:06

all the way through the 2015.

0:38:060:38:08

Runners-up in the Formula 1 World Championship since 1976,

0:38:080:38:11

again up to 2015, that's in the final standings.

0:38:110:38:14

Or we're looking for any team who have been runners-up

0:38:140:38:17

in the English top-flight football since 1976,

0:38:170:38:19

all the way through to the 2015-2016 season.

0:38:190:38:22

So, men's Wimbledon singles final,

0:38:220:38:24

Formula 1 World Championship

0:38:240:38:26

and English top-flight runners up, please.

0:38:260:38:28

-Very best of luck.

-OK, now, as always, you've got up to one minute

0:38:280:38:31

to come up with three answers and all you need to win that jackpot

0:38:310:38:34

is for one of those three answers to be pointless. Are you ready?

0:38:340:38:37

-Yes.

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

0:38:370:38:40

There they are, your time starts now.

0:38:400:38:42

I'll probably stick away from football because I imagine

0:38:430:38:46

-most of them will be pretty obvious.

-OK.

0:38:460:38:48

-Formula 1 you're good at.

-Keke Rosberg, Riccardo Patrese.

0:38:480:38:53

-Um...

-Second place.

-Yeah.

0:38:530:38:56

-Jean Gounon?

-Jacques... No, he was, no. Jacques Villeneuve, perhaps.

0:38:560:39:01

Emerson Fittipaldi, perhaps.

0:39:010:39:03

Gerhard Berger.

0:39:030:39:05

Any Wimbledon?

0:39:050:39:07

Wimbledon. Marin Cilic, maybe.

0:39:070:39:09

Marat Safin.

0:39:090:39:10

Goran Ivanisevic.

0:39:100:39:12

Um...

0:39:120:39:13

I'm glad I've got you!

0:39:130:39:15

OK, probably Riccardo Patrese is probably a reasonable shout.

0:39:190:39:24

Keke Rosberg I think is also probably quite a good shout.

0:39:260:39:30

Ten seconds left.

0:39:320:39:33

-Wimbledon?

-Marat Safin?

-Yeah, that sounds good to me.

0:39:330:39:36

-Yeah?

-Yeah, if you're happy with them.

-OK.

0:39:360:39:39

OK, sounds like you've arrived at your three answers

0:39:390:39:42

and your minute is now up. Let's have those.

0:39:420:39:45

OK, so Riccardo Patrese for Formula 1.

0:39:450:39:47

-Riccardo Patrese.

-Yeah.

0:39:470:39:50

And Keke Rosberg also for Formula 1.

0:39:500:39:52

Keke Rosberg.

0:39:520:39:53

And Marat Safin, I think, for men's Wimbledon finals.

0:39:530:39:57

Marat Safin. Of those three,

0:39:570:39:58

which do you think is your best shot at a Pointless answer?

0:39:580:40:01

-Safin, probably.

-Marat Safin goes last.

0:40:010:40:03

Least likely to be pointless?

0:40:030:40:05

-Keke Rosberg.

-Keke Rosberg goes first.

0:40:050:40:08

Let's put those answers on the board in that order, and here they are.

0:40:080:40:12

We have got Keke Rosberg,

0:40:120:40:14

we have got Riccardo Patrese

0:40:140:40:16

and we have got Marat Safin.

0:40:160:40:18

Well, good luck, three good answers on the board there.

0:40:180:40:20

If one of those turns out to be pointless and wins you that jackpot,

0:40:200:40:24

what would you like to do with it? £3,000 you'd be taking home.

0:40:240:40:27

We're going to be moving house later this year

0:40:270:40:30

so maybe put it towards some expenditure.

0:40:300:40:33

Furniture or a hot tub.

0:40:330:40:35

Very good.

0:40:350:40:37

Apparently one of those!

0:40:370:40:39

Well, very, very best of luck.

0:40:390:40:41

Three good answers here, let us find out if any of these

0:40:410:40:44

will bring home the bacon for you. Keke Rosberg was your first answer.

0:40:440:40:47

In this case we were looking for any runner-up

0:40:470:40:50

in the Formula 1 World Championship since 1976.

0:40:500:40:52

Let's find out if Keke Rosberg is pointless and if it is,

0:40:520:40:55

it will win you £3,000.

0:40:550:40:57

How many people said it?

0:40:570:40:59

Bad luck. An incorrect answer, I'm afraid,

0:41:030:41:06

which means we turn to your next answer, Riccardo Patrese.

0:41:060:41:10

Again, we were looking for Formula 1 World Championship runners-up.

0:41:100:41:14

This has to be correct,

0:41:140:41:16

then it has to be pointless for you to win.

0:41:160:41:18

So, for £3,000, let's see how many people said Riccardo Patrese.

0:41:180:41:21

Riccardo Patrese is right.

0:41:240:41:26

Now, Keke Rosberg was an incorrect answer,

0:41:260:41:28

but Riccardo Patrese takes us down through the 20s,

0:41:280:41:32

into the teens, into single figures.

0:41:320:41:34

Still going down with Riccardo Patrese.

0:41:340:41:36

Well done, you have done it!

0:41:360:41:38

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:41:380:41:40

Very well done, indeed.

0:41:400:41:42

Superb.

0:41:420:41:44

Just think about that. Oh...

0:41:480:41:51

-A sofa, some chairs, a toaster, a nice kettle.

-Everything.

0:41:510:41:55

A hot tub, I know what it's going to be!

0:41:550:41:58

Congratulations, Riccardo Patrese was a pointless answer

0:41:580:42:00

which means you go home with that jackpot of £3,000. Superb.

0:42:000:42:04

Yeah, very well done, a dream category.

0:42:070:42:08

You will know every single name on every one of these lists

0:42:080:42:11

and lots of Pointless answers at home as well, I know that.

0:42:110:42:14

We'll start with Wimbledon.

0:42:140:42:15

Lots of famous names.

0:42:190:42:20

Cedric Pioline, Chris Lewis is a pointless answer,

0:42:200:42:22

David Nalbandian, Kevin Curran, Stefan Edberg, a pointless answer as well.

0:42:220:42:26

MaliVai Washington, Pat Rafter would have scored you one point.

0:42:260:42:29

I know people at home would have said both of those.

0:42:290:42:31

Runner-up in the Formula 1 World Championship.

0:42:310:42:33

Again, you'll know all of these. You could have had...

0:42:330:42:36

Carlos Reutemann, Didier Pironi, Michele Alboreto or Ronnie Peterson.

0:42:390:42:43

Well done if you said any of those.

0:42:430:42:45

Only two Pointless answers in the runners-up in the English top flight

0:42:450:42:49

and they were...

0:42:490:42:50

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

0:42:520:42:55

Thanks very much, Richard, and thanks once again

0:42:550:42:57

to our winning players, Dani and Alex,

0:42:570:42:59

who go away with today's jackpot of £3,000.

0:42:590:43:01

Very well done.

0:43:010:43:03

APPLAUSE

0:43:030:43:04

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

0:43:060:43:11

-Meanwhile, it's goodbye from Richard.

-Goodbye.

0:43:110:43:13

And it's goodbye from me. Goodbye.

0:43:130:43:15

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.