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Episode 42

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


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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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

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to Pointless, the show where we are always striving to find the most

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obscure answers. Let meet today's players.

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And couple number one.

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Hello, Xander, I'm Ed. This is my son Andrew.

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I'm from Thornbury on Merseyside and Andrew is from Beckenham.

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-Couple number two.

-Hi, there, I'm Richard.

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This is my son Allistair and we're from Edinburgh.

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Couple number three.

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Hi, I'm Ghausia, this is my sister Sidra and we are from London.

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And finally, couple number four.

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Hi, I'm Norma, this is my daughter Anna and we're from Abingdon.

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And these are today's contestants.

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A very warm welcome to Pointless to each and everyone you. We'll get a

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chance to chat to you throughout the show as it goes along,

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

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Has brains, will travel - it's my Pointless friend, it's Richard.

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Hiya.

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Hey, everybody. Good afternoon.

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Good afternoon to you, sir.

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-Good afternoon.

-It's like a family special today.

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Which is really, really nice. We have Ghausia and Sidra joining

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us again, went through to Round Two last time - sisters.

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And everybody else is parent and child.

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Which is rather nice, isn't it? Including, on podium two,

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the couple in Pointless history whose names are most like ours.

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It's the closest we've ever had to a Richard and Alexander.

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A lot of people think I am called Allistair.

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They do, don't they? I did, for the first 700 episodes.

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-Yeah, it's true.

-But I've got it now.

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Absolutely got it. And, actually, on the last show,

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we had a father and daughter in the jackpot round, and they were 5,

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4 and 2 with their answers in the jackpot round.

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That's unlucky, isn't it?

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Everyone trying to hide their absolute delight.

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-"Oh, no, that's a shame."

-WHISPERING:

-"Come on!"

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Yes, thank you very much. Yes, Lucy and Steve didn't win the jackpot

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last time, so we add another £1,000 to that, so today's jackpot

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starts off at £3,000. There we are.

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

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So, remember, the pair with the highest score at the end of each

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round will be eliminated, so keep your scores nice and low.

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Very, very best of luck to all four pairs.

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Our first category this afternoon is...

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World Geography.

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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 our question concerns...

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Flags with white stripes.

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-Richard.

-We're about to show you a board now with different flags of

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countries of the world, they all have white stripes on them,

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we need you to tell us the name of the country, please.

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To give you a slight extra clue, the flags will be in alphabetical

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-order, the countries will be.

-That is kind.

-It is kind. As always,

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by "country", we mean a sovereign state

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that is a member of the UN in its own right. As always, by "flag", we

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mean a flappy thing at the top of a pole.

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Thank you very much indeed. OK, so we are going to put an image up

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which will have all these flags on it. That will not be changing

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halfway through the round. So let's reveal our image and here it is,

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we have got these.

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There you go.

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Very much white stripes flags there.

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-Now, Ed, welcome to Pointless. Great to have you here.

-Hello.

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-And what do you do, Ed?

-I'm retired now, I was a police officer.

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For how many years?

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30. I did my 30 years before the mast.

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I'm going to say Ed was good cop.

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Well, I think Ed probably, in his heart,

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I imagine he could act bad cop if he needed to.

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-I suppose so.

-To get results.

-Yeah, to get results. Absolutely.

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Ed, what do you spend your retirement doing?

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What do you like getting up to?

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Singing with my Gilbert and Sullivan society is my big hobby now.

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Oh, now that's fun. Do you just sing or do you actually put on full,

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-full shows.

-The full shows, yeah.

-Do you have a favourite opera?

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The Mikado. Got to be The Mikado.

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And you've been in that several times, possibly.

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-Well, no, only the once.

-Just the once.

-So far.

-Very good indeed.

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Now, Ed, what about these flags?

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-Is this a good round for you?

-Not too bad.

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The top row second, I believe is Botswana.

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Botswana, says Ed.

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

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It's right.

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Down to 2, Ed, what a start to the show.

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Very well done indeed. 2 for Botswana.

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That's a terrific start, very well played.

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Blue represents water and rain,

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and the black and white is for racial harmony and peace.

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-It's a lovely colour, isn't it?

-Yeah.

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It would look nice in the kitchen.

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Wouldn't that be nice in the kitchen?

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-Yeah, don't you think?

-Very nice indeed.

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I might launch a series of flag kitchens.

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-That...

-I tell you,

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you'd be interested in the Botswana.

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"Yes, come and have a look at the Botswana."

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Yeah. Very nice. Now then, let's move on.

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Let's move on. Before we get carried away.

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Thank you very much indeed. Allistair, welcome.

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-Thank you.

-Very good to have you here from Edinburgh.

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What do you do, Allistair?

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-I'm assistant venue manager for a live music venue.

-Oh, that is fun.

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Whereabouts is your venue?

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It's in the city centre of Edinburgh.

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Very good indeed. So how many nights a week do you have live music on?

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We usually only have live music on a Friday and a Saturday,

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but we do open seven days a week.

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-Right, and how long have you worked there?

-Five years, now.

-Very good.

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Now, Allistair, what are your interests?

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-I imagine music must be important.

-Music is one of them,

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but predominantly football is my main sort of... Close to my heart.

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Very good. International football?

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Cos that could be helpful, I'm just thinking, just thinking,

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just segueing very professionally into the rubric of the show.

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Allistair, what would you like to go for on our lovely flags?

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I would like to say Estonia.

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Estonia, says Allistair. Let's see if that's right.

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

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It's right.

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2 is our only score so far.

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Estonia is beautifully low.

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Look at that - 13. Very well done indeed, Allistair.

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Yes, there is Estonia on the top right.

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-Um...possible kitchen.

-Yes. Bathroom, I would say.

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-Nice lino.

-Kind of nautical theme to that.

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Yes, a nice Marmoleum floor.

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-Marmoleum.

-That would be quite nice.

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You're very good on kitchens.

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-Thank you.

-And bathrooms.

-Thank you very much.

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Thank you very much indeed. Now, Sidra, welcome back to Pointless.

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Last time we had to say goodbye to you in Round Two.

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I think this time, we will see much, much more of you.

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Sidra, remind us what you do.

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I've just qualified as a junior doctor.

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-And you're about to start in Essex.

-Yeah.

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So you start in a hospital as a hospital doctor.

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-Yeah.

-How long will you be in that hospital in Essex?

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So, about a year there, and then a year in a different hospital.

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And how far into that year before they tell you where you go next?

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I know where I'll be for the one after, and it's also in Essex.

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That's nice. Good. You don't have to move, or anything.

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Well, very, very best of luck.

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-Now, how do you like our flag round?

-They look very nice.

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My world geography

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is not that strong,

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but there is one flag

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I kind of have to say,

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so I'm going to go for Pakistan.

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Pakistan, says Sidra. Let's see if she's right, let's see how many

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of our 100 people said Pakistan.

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It's correct. Our high score is 13 and our low score is 2.

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There we go. 35 for Pakistan.

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Well played, Sidra, there it is on the third row on the far right.

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It's a lovely green, isn't it?

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It is a nice green. It's more of an outdoor colour,

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maybe on a summer house.

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-That's a nice idea.

-Or something like that.

-On a veranda.

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A painted wood, a veranda would be lovely, yeah.

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Very nice. Thank you very much, Richard.

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Well, we come to you, Norma. A warm welcome to Pointless.

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-Here from Abingdon in Yorkshire.

-That's right.

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What keeps you busy in Abingdon?

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I work as a children's speech and language therapist.

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-That must be such a rewarding thing to do.

-It's great fun, actually.

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I spend my days sort of playing with little children on the floor,

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getting language samples and analysing them and it is a lovely

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-way to earn a living.

-Your treatment and therapy

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is very much bespoke,

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very much on a child by child basis?

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Yes, we do some group work, but, yes, you sort of have to assess

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-and differentially diagnose and get targets for therapy and...

-Yeah.

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And when you see the results of the therapy,

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-it must be fantastic.

-It's good.

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Norma, what do you like doing when you're not working?

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I'm a very keen gardener when I get the time, and I also love cooking,

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and I love growing things in the garden that I can bring into the

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kitchen and cook, particularly chillies.

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-I'm very fond of spicy food.

-My mouth is now watering.

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What would you like to go for

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on our range of kitchen

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and bathroom colours?

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I think that the Irish flag

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is there, so I will go for

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the Republic of Ireland.

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The Republic of Ireland, says Norma.

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

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It's right.

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Well, 35 is our high score.

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Until now. 55 is our high score. Norma.

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-55.

-Yeah, there is Ireland on the second row.

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On the far right. Now, they have the National Ploughing Championships,

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that's 300,000 people turning up, amazingly. Held every year.

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It is a huge agricultural show, as well.

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-Right.

-But it's... That is the centrepiece of it.

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Trying to work out the colour scheme

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that would be nice on maybe curtains

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in a child's bedroom.

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But I would have transfers of jungle

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animals on it as well.

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-Don't you think?

-Very good, yeah. I think that's good.

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-Yeah.

-Something to think about.

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It is. I am now thinking about it.

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-Yeah. These are going to get harder, if anything.

-They are. They are.

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I'm now going to go back to the round, though. We'll come back to...

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..back to the bedroom.

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LAUGHTER

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Hey, listen,

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it was going to happen sooner or later. So...

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We are halfway through the round.

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Let's just get that done first, at least,

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and take a look at the scores while we're at it.

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2 is the best score of the round so far.

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Very well done indeed, Ed and Andrew.

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Looking very strong at this point. Then we travel up to 13,

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which is where we find Allistair and Richard.

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35, Sidra and Ghausia.

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Then up to 55.

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So, yes, Norma and Anna, we need a low score from you.

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Very best of luck with that. We're going to come back down the line

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right now. Can the second players please step up to the podium?

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-So, Anna, welcome to Pointless.

-Thank you.

-Good to have you here.

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-Also from Abingdon.

-Yeah.

-What do you do, Anna?

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I'm a maths student at St Andrews University.

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-Right, what year are you in?

-I've just finished second year.

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St Andrews, that will be two more years, presumably.

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-Yeah, it will be.

-That's nice.

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-Yes.

-If you were going into your last year, that would be sad.

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-Yeah, very.

-What are you doing up there, apart from your maths?

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What other things keep you amused?

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I do quite a lot of cooking up there, like my mum.

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So cooking quite a big thing in your family, then?

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Yeah, it is with ours, at least.

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Yeah, we are the main family chefs, I would say.

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Very good indeed. Anna, how are you feeling about these flags?

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I don't know.

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I was really excited

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when I saw Botswana,

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because it was a bit of revision

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beforehand, and then the others,

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I was like, obviously there is

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really obvious ones.

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Yeah.

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I'm going to say the Netherlands.

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The Netherlands, says Anna.

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No red line for you as you are the high-scorers.

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-Yeah.

-But let's see how many of our 100 people said the Netherlands.

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-Oh, no!

-Never mind.

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Oh, no, I'm sorry.

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That scores you 100 points,

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and takes your total up to 155.

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-I'm sorry.

-Yes, same colours as some of the flags up there,

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but not the same flag, I'm afraid.

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Thank you very much indeed.

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-Now then, Ghausia. Welcome back.

-Thank you.

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Remind us what you do.

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I am a third year natural sciences student, about to go on...

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About to go on into organic chemistry, we discovered last time.

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And what are your interests?

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So, I enjoy video editing and graphic design, that sort of thing.

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Wow, that is quite fun. It's rather niche. As a hobby.

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But what a great thing to do. So how did you get into that?

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It was just kind of, I started off just making posters for fun,

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and then I started doing stuff for university, really...

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-Yeah.

-Just for events and stuff like that.

-And now people come to you

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-specifically, and say, "We want YOU to do this."

-Yeah.

-Really good.

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Nice to see your work up about as well,

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being appreciated by a wide audience.

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The good news is you are through to the next round, whatever you score.

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Takes a little bit of pressure off.

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But why not see what flags

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you know up there?

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I will go for...

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-France.

-France.

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No red line, you are already through.

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

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It's right.

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It's very right. Look at that.

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83. That takes your total up to 118.

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They have a pig festival in France

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where people dress up as pigs

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and they have pig races and imitate

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pigs, but they eat sausages.

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That seems a bit much.

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-A celebration of the pig, and they are all...

-Eating pig?

-Yeah.

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If I was a pig and I saw there was a pig festival, I would think,

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-"Oh, that's nice."

-"I'll get in for free."

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Yeah. "I'm going to head down there, it sounds brilliant. Take the kids.

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"How lovely." Suddenly you turn up

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-and realise you've made a pretty bad mistake.

-Back out, back out.

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-Just keep driving.

-That is not for us.

-Keep driving.

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Thank you very much indeed.

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Now, Richard. We come to you, Richard. What do you do?

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I am a financial adviser based in Cheltenham.

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Right you are. So you moved down from Edinburgh, did you?

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-I have indeed, yeah.

-Work brought you down.

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-No, my wife did.

-Your...

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I see. And what are your interests, Richard?

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My main interest is probably music.

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I am rediscovering vinyl all over again.

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That sounds... Did you have a vinyl collection earlier, before?

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I did, but I don't want to talk about it.

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Oh, no! Your story might be the same as mine.

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-I got rid of mine.

-Is it in a loft somewhere?

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No! No, I gave it to our builders.

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I had a Lou Reed Transformer

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that my brother had once used as a plate at a barbecue.

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And I had lovingly taken all the fat and tomato ketchup out of every

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groove of that. I had to give it away.

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-That is really sad.

-Yeah, it is.

-Anyway, we'll rediscover it.

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-I am.

-You and me together.

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Wonderful. Richard, what would you like to go for, bearing in mind that

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you are through to Round Two anyway, it doesn't matter what you score.

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It does take the pressure off a bit.

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I was thinking about taking a punt

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and I might just do that.

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Just going around the alphabet,

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I'm going to go for Venezuela.

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

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No red line, you are already through.

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Not there, sadly.

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Scores you 100 points.

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Couldn't matter less. 113 is your total.

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-You are through.

-No white stripe on the Venezuelan flag.

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-It has got white stars.

-Oh, yes.

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White stars, of course, very nice, again, on a child's ceiling.

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-Yeah, very nice. Very nice.

-Against maybe a dark blue.

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I'm loving the French dark blue.

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That is a beautiful blue.

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It is nice, that blue, isn't it?

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I would have that maybe in a...

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Oh, I give up.

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LAUGHTER

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Nice. Andrew, welcome to Pointless.

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Great to have you here. What do you do?

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I am a business journalist, specialising in home interiors,

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and in particular kitchens and bathrooms.

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LAUGHTER

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Do you know what? His magazine, for the last, I mean,

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for the last Lord knows how many editions, has been a bit...

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-Just been a bit tired.

-He is going to be ringing back straight after

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-this, going, "I got an idea!"

-Yeah.

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Seriously, is that really your area of expertise?

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-Yeah, it really is, I'm afraid, yeah.

-Very good indeed.

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Now, Andrew, so we're not doing your editing.

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-Is that what you do? You edit?

-Yeah.

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Is it just one magazine do you have a whole raft of...?

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I am in charge of two or three magazines.

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-A small publisher up in Harrow.

-That is fun.

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Did you set it up yourself, or...?

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No, no, but I am employed there, I've been there about 15 years.

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But it does mean that I have to tell people I write about toilets

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-for a living.

-OK, that's... There are worse things to do.

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Andrew, what would you like to go for? Brilliant low score from Ed

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in the first pass. Do you want to throw some names out there and...?

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Well, thank goodness for that,

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cos that's just a screen full of

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stripes to me, absolutely useless.

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Seeing as we are already through,

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I am going to go for Zimbabwe.

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Zimbabwe, says Andrew. No red line, you are already through.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people said Zimbabwe. Is it right?

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It is not right, I'm afraid. No Zimbabwe on that board.

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102 is your total.

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Let's take a look at what is on the board, though.

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We will start ahead of Botswana

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there, we have Austria. 23.

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Next to Botswana we've got Bulgaria,

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would have scored you 11.

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On to the second row now,

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next to France we have Gambia.

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That is a pointless answer,

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very well done if you said that.

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They call themselves The Gambia.

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I always wondered why, and it's cos when Zambia became a new nation,

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-they thought people would get confused.

-Oh, I see.

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Next to Gambia you've got Hungary.

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Would have scored you 12.

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Now, on the next row down, Italy.

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Big scorer - 72 points.

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Another pointless answer

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next to that is...

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I do know that one. Madagascar.

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The flag of Madagascar.

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Well done if you said that.

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Next to Madagascar is Nigeria.

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Would have scored you 16 points.

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Bottom row, we have Russia.

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23. Then Sierra Leone, on 1.

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Thailand, 13.

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And I think the one everyone was trying for, this one

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on the bottom right-hand corner, a pointless answer for Yemen.

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Another country that sometimes likes to say "the".

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Yeah, they do like that.

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Yemen. The Ukraine as well.

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-Yeah, lots of them do.

-That's so they don't get confused with cranes.

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-Lots of roads do it as well. The Goldhawk Road.

-That's true.

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-All sorts of things.

-The King's Road.

-Yeah, what's that about?

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-What is that about?

-What is that all about?

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I don't know, what is that all about, Andrew?

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-I wish I knew.

-He doesn't know, either.

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Thank you very much. We are at the end of our first round.

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The pair we have to say goodbye to with their high score of 155,

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-I'm so sorry, Anna and Norma, it is you, but we will see you again next time.

-You will.

-We look forward

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to that very much indeed. In the meantime, thanks very much for playing. Norma and Anna.

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

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And so we're down to three pairs.

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At the end of this round, we will have to say goodbye to another pair.

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I have to say, everybody did so well in that round...on the first pass.

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Everyone did so badly on that round in the second pass,

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but there we are.

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It got harder, didn't it, as the easier flags were picked up.

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Anyway, best of luck to all three pairs for our next category, which is...

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Can you 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 words ending in...

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..as they could. Words ending in K-E-T.

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A fun one, that, isn't it? We are looking for any word in the

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English language, so any word which has its own entry in the British

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& world English section of Oxforddictionarys.com that ends K-E-T.

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As always, no proper nouns, no hyphenated words.

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-Thank you very much indeed.

-I'm giving up predicting yours.

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Haven't got one right for so long.

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Mm. I'll keep thinking.

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Andrew, always tough going first on a words round.

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Well, there is lots of very obvious ones, I think, but got to try and

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pick one that's going to get me a good low score. I think gasket.

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-Gasket...

-Gasket.

-..says Andrew. Let's see if...

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It has earned you a buzz from the audience, which is nice.

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

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12.

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12 for gasket.

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Yeah, a sheet or ring of rubber or other material between two surfaces.

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Usually in an engine, but lots of other machines.

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Thank you very much, Richard. Now, Allistair.

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-Yes.

-Yeah.

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I've got a couple. It's just which one to go for.

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I think I am going to go with locket.

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Locket, says Allistair.

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

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35 for locket.

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Yeah, small ornamental case.

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Thank you very much, Richard. Now then, Ghausia.

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-Yeah.

-What would you like to go for?

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I will go for supermarket.

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Oh, you see, that is...

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That is good. Let's see how many of our 100 people said supermarket.

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It's right.

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4 for supermarket. There we go.

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Very well done indeed.

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Yeah, simply where you buy soup.

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

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4 - the best score of the pass, very well done indeed, Ghausia.

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That puts you well ahead of everyone.

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Then we travel up to 12 where we find Andrew and Ed.

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Then up to 35 where we find Allistair and Richard.

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So, Richard, yes, we need a nice low supermarket-like score from you on

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the next pass, and see if that is enough to keep you in the game.

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We are going to come back down the line, now. Can the second players please step up to the podium?

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OK, Sidra, we are looking for words that end in K-E-T.

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OK. I am going to go for casket.

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Casket. Here is your red line.

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If you can get below this red line with casket

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

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It's right.

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-Yes!

-Very well done indeed. 23. Gets you through.

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27 is your total.

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-Good answer there. Safely through.

-Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

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-Richard.

-Yes.

-Now, you are the high-scorers, as you know,

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but there might be a low-scoring answer in there.

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There may well be.

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-I'm not sure it's coming from me.

-Ah, right.

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I'm going to go... I'm not sure if this is hyphenated,

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but I'm going to go with the same theme as earlier

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-and go for hypermarket.

-Hypermarket.

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There's another buzz there. I think that's the buzz of risk as well.

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We're all weighing up the hyphen possibilities there, aren't we?

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Hypermarket. Let's find out. No red line for you.

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Let's see how many of 100 people said it. Is it right?

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It is right.

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It is right. Supermarket scored 4.

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Hypermarket...

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Scores 2! Look at that! Very well done indeed.

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37 is your total.

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Have you done enough, I wonder, to save yourselves?

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Yeah, it's a very good answer.

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Yeah, that's a supermarket that everybody is talking about.

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-Hypermarket.

-Thank you very much indeed.

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Now then, Ed.

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You have a target, which is 24.

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Right. I also had hypermarket but I've got a couple of backups.

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I will go for junket.

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Junket.

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Junket, OK. There is your red line.

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

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Very well done. That gets you through, down to 5 for junket.

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17.

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Yeah, it is a pudding but also a free trip.

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Often given as a gift.

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Journalists often go on junkets.

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Do they not? In the interiors world?

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-They used to, yeah.

-Yeah.

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My grandma used to make junkets,

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-a sort of milky pudding with a layer of...

-A kind of, yeah,

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-with curds and all sorts.

-Mm.

-You don't look happy about it.

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No, I didn't used to be, I'm now thinking it might be rather nice.

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-Now I've grown up.

-How long ago was it?

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-Well, no, we would have to make it again.

-Oh, I see what you mean.

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-But, yeah.

-You've got to be very careful.

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-Yeah.

-Have you got an answer?

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Brisket. It is not very...

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At last! At last!

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-There we go!

-At last! Thank you very much.

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I knew it.

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8 points. 8 points for brisket.

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I knew... See, because around about this time of day,

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like everyone at home, he is hungry.

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-I know he is. So anything that is food-related.

-There you go.

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There is lots of pointless answers here.

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Let's take a look at a few of them.

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I'll go through the low scores before we do that.

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Below supermarket you would have got 2 for snicket

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and for crocket and for pickpocket.

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And you would have got 1 point four becket and skyrocket.

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Skyrocket would have been a lovely answer.

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Let's take a look at some of the pointless ones.

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Breadbasket - a pointless answer.

0:26:070:26:09

Downmarket. That is a great answer.

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-Yeah.

-Gutbucket.

-Lovely.

-Too much brisket and junket.

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Multipacket, which actually is a ship, it's not... To my mind,

0:26:150:26:19

that would be six packs of crisps in one go, but it is not.

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A multipack. Outcricket.

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Which means the bit where you're not batting.

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Straitjacket. Pointless answer.

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Unpocket. Upmarket. And wastebasket. There's some great answers.

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It's interesting with that hypermarket one,

0:26:350:26:37

everyone is very worried about the hyphens,

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which is why lots of these things are pointless answers.

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Let's take a look at the top three. The ones that most of our 100 people said.

0:26:420:26:45

Thanks very much indeed. So, at the end of our second round,

0:26:550:26:57

the pair we are saying goodbye to, with the high score of 37,

0:26:570:27:00

not a high score at all, but Richard and Allistair, I'm afraid, it is the highest score.

0:27:000:27:04

So it is you we bid a fond farewell to.

0:27:040:27:06

-We will see you again next time. We look forward to it very much.

-Yeah.

0:27:060:27:08

Thanks very much for playing, Richard and Allistair.

0:27:080:27:12

But for the remaining two players, it is now time for our head-to-head.

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Congratulations, Ed and Andrew, Ghausia and Sidra, you are now

0:27:200:27:23

one step closer to the final and a chance to play for our jackpot,

0:27:230:27:26

which currently stands at £3,000. There it is.

0:27:260:27:30

So we are in the head-to-head. You are now allowed to confirm.

0:27:320:27:35

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

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This is nice. It's a father-son versus sisters head-to-head.

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Boys versus girls.

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Yes, Ed and Andrew on their first appearance here on Pointless,

0:27:440:27:47

Ghausia and Sidra have a bit more Pointless experience behind them.

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Yes, this could go either way. I wouldn't really want to call it.

0:27:510:27:54

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

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Here is your first question. And it concerns...

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LAUGHTER

0:28:080:28:10

-Richard.

-I'm so sorry, that is actually just the dress code

0:28:100:28:13

for the Pointless Christmas party. We are going to give you five clues

0:28:130:28:16

to facts about monks and nuns.

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Can you give us the most pointless answer?

0:28:180:28:21

Thank you very much indeed.

0:28:210:28:22

Let's reveal our five clues. And here they come.

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I'll read those again.

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Ed and Andrew, you will go first.

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I could have a stab

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at the bottom one.

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A couple of the others are pretty

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obvious. I'll go for the top one,

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which is Buckfast Abbey.

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Buckfast Abbey, say Ed and Andrew. Now then, Ghausia and Sidra,

0:29:220:29:25

do you feel like talking us through the rest of that board?

0:29:250:29:30

So the US actress...

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Go on. You go for it.

0:29:320:29:34

-Whoopi Goldberg.

-Yeah.

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The art historian, no idea.

0:29:370:29:40

-Also The Canterbury Tales...

-Don't know that.

0:29:400:29:43

Last one, potentially Buddhism.

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Do you want to risk it?

0:29:460:29:49

Whoopi Goldberg will be high, but...

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But rather an obvious answer.

0:29:510:29:54

Yeah.

0:29:540:29:56

I don't know, maybe we should just go for Buddhism.

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-That is going to be pretty low, isn't it?

-Yeah. OK. We're going to

0:29:590:30:02

-say the last one, Buddhism.

-Buddhism. So we have Buckfast Abbey

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and we have Buddhism.

0:30:050:30:06

Ed and Andrew said Buckfast Abbey.

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Let's see if that is right, for the Devon monastery.

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Let's see how many people said it.

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It's right.

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Oh, that's a good answer! 18 for Buckfast Abbey.

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Ghausia and Sidra, meanwhile,

0:30:250:30:27

have gone for Buddhism for the last one, the bhikkhu monk.

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

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It's right.

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That's a good answer!

0:30:400:30:42

Oh! 21. 21 for Buddhism.

0:30:420:30:44

Very good. I knew this was going to be close.

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But very well done. And, Ed and Andrew, after one question,

0:30:470:30:50

-you are up 1-0.

-Two terrific answers there, very well done.

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I went to a Buddhist temple when I was in China,

0:30:530:30:56

and it is an amazing place. The chief monk, the chief Buddhist

0:30:560:31:00

was walking through, and I said to the person I was with,

0:31:000:31:03

"Is there any way I can get a photograph?" He looked amazing.

0:31:030:31:05

She said, "No, they would never... It's just not what they do.

0:31:050:31:08

"This is work for them," and blah, blah, blah.

0:31:080:31:10

And then he turned round, he saw me, he saw how tall I was,

0:31:100:31:12

and this is China, he walked over to the person I was with and just

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whispered, and she said, "He just asked if he can have a photo taken with you?"

0:31:150:31:18

I went, "No, no, I won't..."

0:31:210:31:24

"For me, this is what I do. I am tall."

0:31:240:31:27

Now, you were right about Whoopi Goldberg.

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You were right to avoid it as well.

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She would have scored you 68 points.

0:31:310:31:34

Canterbury Tales is...

0:31:340:31:36

Geoffrey Chaucer.

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He would have scored you 34.

0:31:380:31:39

And the best answer on the board,

0:31:390:31:41

7 points for Sister Wendy,

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Sister Wendy Beckett. Very well done if you said that.

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-7 points.

-Thank you very much, Richard.

0:31:460:31:48

Here comes your second question.

0:31:480:31:50

Ghausia and Sidra, you have to win this one to stay in the game.

0:31:500:31:53

But you get to answer it first, so you have a slight advantage here.

0:31:530:31:55

Good luck. Our second question is all about...

0:31:550:31:59

-Richard.

-I will show you five pictures now of famous Trevors.

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But who is the least famous of our famous Trevors?

0:32:050:32:08

There we are. OK, let's reveal our Trevors.

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It's Trevors away. And we have...

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There we are. Five famous Trevors.

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OK, now, Ghausia and Sidra, you feel free to confer

0:32:450:32:51

-over the Trevors.

-I don't think we need to.

0:32:510:32:54

We both know which one we know.

0:32:540:32:56

-So...

-Go on.

0:32:560:32:59

C, Trevor McDonald.

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C, Trevor McDonald.

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OK, now, Ed and Andrew,

0:33:040:33:06

talk us through the other Trevors, if you like.

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Don't know E. I think A is Trevor Nunn, we think.

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B is Trevor Eve. C, Trevor McDonald.

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D, Trevor Brooking.

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Go for Trevor Nunn.

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OK. A, Trevor Nunn, say Ed and Andrew.

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So, we have Trevor McDonald and we have Trevor Nunn.

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Now, Ghausia and Sidra went for Trevor McDonald, for C.

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Let see how many of our 100 people got McDonald.

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100.

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It's right.

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Oh, that is a big score there. 84.

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Ed and Andrew, meanwhile, have gone for Trevor Nunn, for A.

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

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It's right, and it wins you the point, is the crucial one.

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There we are. 10.

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10 for the lovely Trevor Nunn, and that means, very well done,

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Ed and Andrew. After only two questions,

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you are straight through to the final, 2-0.

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It has been very NUNN-heavy, this head-to-head, hasn't it?

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Let's fill these in, shall we?

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-B is...

-Trevor Eve.

-Trevor Eve.

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He would have scored you 36.

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-D is...

-Trevor Brooking.

-Yeah.

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He would have scored you 21. The best answer on the board is E,

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the first hairstylist to get an MBE from the Queen.

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Trevor Sorbie.

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-I love a sorbet.

-2 points.

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I like a lemon sorbet.

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Oh, do you?

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Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

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

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I'm afraid it is Ghausia and Sidra.

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It's been lovely having you on both shows,

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and you came so close to the final,

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but I'm afraid this is where we say goodbye.

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Thanks so much for playing. Ghausia and Sidra.

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But for Ed and Andrew, it's now time for our Pointless final.

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Congratulations, Ed and Andrew.

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You have fought off all the competition,

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and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.

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You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot,

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and at the end of today's show, the jackpot is standing at £3,000.

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I have to say, this is a textbook Pointless smash-and-grab, I mean,

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you come in, first show, low score, low score, low score.

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The only blot on your copybook was Zimbabwe.

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I mean, I don't want to jinx it,

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but usually that kind of Pointless career,

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I think, tends to finish with a nice jackpot.

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Let's hope so.

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

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Something history.

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-Possibly, yeah.

-We haven't had any good movie questions yet.

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OK, yeah. You would be happy with that? Well, very best of luck.

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Let's hope there is something on the board that you like the look of.

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Today's selection reads like this. We have got...

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Would you like that in tens or fives or what?

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I think...

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I would be tempted by Decades of Formula 1.

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But I think you're going to know more about Quentin Tarantino.

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Look at it this way, I know zero about Formula 1.

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-Right, OK, then.

-So you would be on your own with that one.

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-Quentin Tarantino it is, then.

-Quentin Tarantino films, yeah.

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OK. Quentin Tarantino it is.

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OK, we are looking for any cast member of any of the following three

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films, according to IMDb, all Quentin Tarantino movies.

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We are looking for anyone who appeared in...

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So anyone according to IMDb who acted in any of those three films,

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apart from Quentin Tarantino himself. Very, very best of luck.

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Thank you very much. Now, as always, you have got up to one minute

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to come up with the answers, and all you need to win the jackpot is for

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just one of those answers 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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Jackie Brown herself was Pam Grier.

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So I don't think she would be that well-known. Probably?

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Bridget Fonda was in it as well.

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Robert De Niro shoots her.

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She would be quite good, I think. Reservoir Dogs...

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A bit more tricky. Steve Buscemi.

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Tim Roth.

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Django Unchained, I'm a bit...

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I've only seen that once. A bit trickier, that one.

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-That's once more than I have.

-Yeah.

-So, Samuel L Jackson...

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Uh...

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Yeah, let's go for Bridget Fonda.

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Pam Grier.

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-And Tim Roth.

-OK.

-Yeah?

-OK.

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And you don't know who any of them are, do you?

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Well, I've heard of two of them.

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Well done. Hopefully the one you haven't heard of is a good shout.

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Do you want to just use the rest of the minute to mull over any others?

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I can't think of anyone else in Django Unchained.

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Samuel L Jackson...

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I can't think of anyone else who would be...

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OK. The ball is in your court, yeah.

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OK. There we are. Your time is now up.

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Let's have your three answers.

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OK, we are going to go for, from Jackie Brown,

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-we are going to go Bridget Fonda.

-Bridget Fonda.

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-Pam Grier.

-Pam Grier.

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-From Reservoir Dogs, we are going to go Tim Roth.

-Tim Roth. OK. Of those

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

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-Bridget Fonda?

-Bridget Fonda goes last.

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The least likely to be Pointless?

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-Tim Roth.

-Tim Roth, we'll put him first.

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Very good. Pam Grier in the middle.

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

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And here they are. We have got Tim Roth, we have got Pam Grier,

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and we've got Bridget Fonda. Well, three good answers there.

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Are they good enough, I wonder, for you to win the jackpot of £3,000?

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What would you like to do with that

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if one of these turns out to be a pointless answer, Ed?

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I will probably end up spending most of it on my grandson, anyway,

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so I will give my half straight over to his dad.

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So I'm laughing either way.

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Oh, Andrew, how about you?

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Well, think we could take my son and my missus

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on a very nice holiday,

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or I might just not tell them and buy myself a big telly.

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LAUGHTER

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OK, it will be our little secret, Andrew. Yeah.

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OK, well, very best of luck. Your first answer was Tim Roth.

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In this case, we were looking for cast members from Reservoir Dogs.

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If this is pointless, it will win you £3,000.

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

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It's right.

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Now, if this goes all the way down to zero, as I say,

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you will leave with £3,000.

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Tim Roth now takes us down through the 20s...into the teens...

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Oh! Not quite into single figures there. 11 for Tim Roth.

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That is why you put him first, though.

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We now move into slightly more obscure territory.

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Your next answer was Pam Grier.

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Now, in this case, we are looking for Jackie Brown cast members.

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This has to be pointless for you to win the jackpot of £3,000,

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so let's see how many people said Pam Grier.

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It's right.

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Your first answer, Tim Roth, took us down to 11.

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Pam Grier now takes us down

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through the 30s, into the 20s.

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Down into the teens. We have passed 11, into single figures.

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8, there we are. Pam Grier. 8.

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These are all very good scores, by the way. Very good scores indeed.

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Just annoyingly, we only accept pointless answers this last round.

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We move on to your third and final answer, which is Bridget Fonda.

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Again, we are in Jackie Brown territory.

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We are looking for any cast member of that film.

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If this is pointless, it will win you £3,000.

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How many people said Bridget Fonda for Jackie Brown? Is it pointless?

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Well, it's right. Your first answer, Tim Roth, took us down to 11.

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Pam Grier they took us down to 8.

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Bridget Fonda now takes us down, past 11, past 8, down we are going,

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still going down. Oh! 2!

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You ordered those answers immaculately,

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can I just say? Very good answers, all three of them.

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And Bridget Fonda, particularly, getting us down to 2.

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So close, we were within touching distance of that pointless answer

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and the jackpot, but I'm afraid you did not manage to get it,

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so the jackpot will roll over on to the next show,

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but it's been fabulous having you here. What a brilliant performance,

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-right the way across.

-Thank you.

-You can be very proud of that.

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And you get a Pointless trophy each to take home in recognition.

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-That's what we came for.

-Ed and Andrew, very good indeed.

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Yeah, a valiant effort there.

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Well played. Let's take a look at these pointless answers.

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Jackie Brown, you could have had Aimee Graham,

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the US comic Chris Tucker,

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who is in the Rush Hour films with Jackie Chan.

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Michael Bowen from Breaking Bad, a pointless answer. Robert Forster

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was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in Jackie Brown,

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Best Supporting Actor.

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He is a pointless answer. Everyone in the film is a pointless answer,

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apart from Samuel L Jackson, Pam Grier, Robert De Niro,

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Bridget Fonda and Michael Keaton. Everybody else, a pointless answer.

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Reservoir Dogs, now...

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Mr Blue, Edward Bunker,

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also a crime novelist, was a pointless answer.

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Kirk Baltz. He plays the kidnapped cop.

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And Lawrence Tierney, who is Joe Cabot, and Stephen Wright,

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the US comedian, who is the voice-over on the radio

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in Reservoir Dogs.

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Everyone in that film, apart from Harvey Keitel and Michael Madsen, Tim Roth and Steve Buscemi

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are pointless answers. Chris Penn would have scored you 1 point.

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He plays Nice Guy Eddie. And Django Unchained now.

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Some very famous actors.

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Here, Bruce Dern, a pointless answer.

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Jonah Hill, Don Johnson, Russ Tamblyn.

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Everyone apart from Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx,

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Samuel L Jackson, Kerry Washington, Christophe Waltz and Franco Nero.

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Everyone else a pointless answer.

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-Very well done if you got one at home.

-Thank you very much, Richard.

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And thank you, Ed and Andrew, who, very sadly,

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didn't win our jackpot today,

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which means it rolls over onto the next show, when we be playing

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for £4,000.

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Join us then to see if someone can win it. Meanwhile, it's goodbye

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-from Richard...

-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.