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Episode 32

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!

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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. All our contestants have to do

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is come up with the answers no-one else could think of.

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Let's meet today's players.

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APPLAUSE

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And couple number one.

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Hi, my name's Emily, and I'm from Bristol.

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And this is my friend Jenny, and she's from Bournemouth.

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-Couple number two.

-Hi, I'm Samarth, this is Karan, my brother.

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He's from Manchester and I'm from London.

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-Couple number three.

-Hi, I'm Scott.

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This is Paul. We work together in Birmingham.

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-And we both live in Birmingham.

-And finally, couple number four.

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Hi, Xander. My name's Alison, this is my fiance Andrew,

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and we're from near Stockport.

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And these are today's contestants.

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APPLAUSE

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

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Lovely to have you here. We'll get the chance to chat to each of you

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throughout the show as it goes along.

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

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He's like a tamed lion...

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..if lions sat behind desks reciting countries and chemical elements.

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LAUGHTER It's my Pointless friend.

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-It's Richard.

-Hiya.

-CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Hey, everybody! Hiya!

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-Hello there.

-Hello.

-How are you?

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-I'm very well, thank you.

-Excellent. Now, there's only two familiar faces

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-for us here...

-Yeah.

-That's Emily and Jenny, there, on podium one.

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They were on podium one last time as well.

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They got knocked out in the second round,

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but with seven points,

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seven points, and they still got knocked out,

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so a terrific round from everybody, wasn't it?

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Very unfortunate to be knocked out.

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They're going to be tough to beat, I think. They were very impressive.

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Welcome to all of our newcomers,

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including someone who's gone to the bother of wearing a tie.

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I know. When did that last happen?

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I know. Like a long time ago.

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In the mid-'50s, the last time we had a contestant in a tie,

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-LAUGHTER

-but it's much appreciated.

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Thank you. Now, the last one.

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What an amazing final we had.

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Laura and Cameron, who you'll remember very well.

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Cameron is a politics student at Edinburgh,

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from Glasgow, lives in Edinburgh, and is a politics student,

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and Scottish politics came up on the board.

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Which of course he didn't take,

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because he's a student.

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But took sport instead, and still won the £4,500.

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So it was a roller-coaster final round, was it not?

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-It was.

-But lovely, lovely, the two of them.

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-A good win.

-Yeah, a very good win.

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-Very good win.

-Very excited. Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

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So yes, Laura and Cameron won the jackpot

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which means we start off with a jackpot today back at £1,000.

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There it is. Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.

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APPLAUSE

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So just remember this,

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

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will be eliminated. Best of luck to all four pairs.

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Our first category today is...

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Can you decide in your pairs,

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who's going to go first and who's going to go second?

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

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OK, and the question concerns...

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-Richard.

-On each board we're going to show you the names of

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seven tracks which were the title tracks of various albums.

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We'll also give you the year that those albums were released,

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but who were the albums by, please?

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Seven on the first board, seven on the second,

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so 14 in all to have a go at.

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-Good luck, everyone.

-OK, so who were the artists who had these albums?

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And the title tracks are...

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I'll read them again.

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Now then, Emily. Welcome back.

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Remind us what you do.

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I'm doing a PhD at the University of Bristol,

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and I also work there as an administrator.

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Now you told us last time

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that you briefly went up to do a PhD in Wales.

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-Yeah.

-It was at Cardiff, was that?

-Swansea.

-Was it Swansea?

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That was quite brave.

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-Yes, it was.

-How was that? You were going to commute, were you?

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I did commute. It was three hours each way.

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-Yeah.

-Yeah.

-How many times a week were you making that journey?

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Twice a week.

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I can see why you transferred to Bristol.

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Much, much nicer.

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How long are you doing your PhD?

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-Is it across a year or...

-I'm doing it part-time,

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so I've been doing it for six years and I'm going to finish next year,

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-so it will take me seven overall.

-Very good. Oh, that's exciting.

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Very good, indeed. Now, how are we feeling about this albums round?

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I mean, mixed, I would say.

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-Mixed. It's a mixed bag.

-I know a couple of them,

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but I think they're probably going to be quite obvious ones.

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I'm going to go with...

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..Hotel California, The Eagles.

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The Eagles, says Emily.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people went for The Eagles

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for Hotel California.

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It's right.

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66. APPLAUSE

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Not bad. Not bad.

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-Solid start.

-Yeah, very well done.

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Of course the album, also called Hotel California,

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one of the biggest selling albums of all time, anywhere.

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Thank you. Karan, welcome.

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-Hello.

-Good to have you here from Manchester.

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-Yes, I'm from Manchester.

-And what do you do, Karan?

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-I'm a doctor.

-Oh, what kind of doctor?

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So, at the moment, I'm working in intensive care.

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I see. So how long have you been qualified as a doctor?

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I've been qualified now about three years.

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OK, so when you say at the moment,

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do you think that is where you'll stay,

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will you remain an intensive care doctor,

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or might you, I don't know, find another little branch?

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I may well go back to it.

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I haven't yet got into a long-term specialty training pathway.

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-I see.

-So I might go back to it.

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You might. You might.

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And will you be based in Manchester?

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Will that be where you will stay?

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Or will you just go wherever the work...

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For the foreseeable future I'd like to stay there. Yes.

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OK. Very good. Now, Karan, albums, and their title tracks.

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How are we liking this?

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Yeah, there's a few I recognise.

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Just hard to decide which one will be the low scorer.

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But I'll go with...

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..London Calling, The Clash.

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The Clash, says Karan.

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

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It's right. 66 is our only score at this point.

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You pass it.

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Down we go to 40 for The Clash. Not bad at all, Karan.

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APPLAUSE All moving in the right direction.

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Yeah, very well played. Great song.

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They play that at the start of the second half at all Fulham games,

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London Calling, for all the good it does us.

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It's good. And when I did the votes for the Eurovision jury,

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I know you're supposed to say this is United Kingdom,

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but I deliberately said this is London Calling.

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-That's nice.

-As a little Fulham reference.

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Did you say it in an old-fashioned voice?

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QUAINT RP: "This Is London calling."

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I just said it in my voice, which given I'm 45 is quite old-fashioned.

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LAUGHTER

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Very good. Thank you very much indeed, Richard. Thank you.

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-Paul, welcome.

-Hello. Thank you.

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Good to have you here from Birmingham.

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Yes, I am. That's a very good, dense beard Paul's got there.

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Yeah, yeah, no. It's almost like it's been felt-tipped on.

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-There's no...

-I tell you what it looks like,

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it looks like someone's put it on with iron filings and a magnet.

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I've grown it specially for the show.

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Thank you. Started yesterday.

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-Yeah!

-LAUGHTER

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Paul, what do you do in Birmingham? What keeps you busy there?

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I'm a police officer.

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Oh, I was about to say what keeps you out of trouble.

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There you are, police officer. Great to have you here.

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How long have you been on the beat in Birmingham?

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-About eight years now.

-Eight years.

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Very good indeed. Did you and Scott...

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Are you on the beat together?

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-I am, yep, yep.

-I just knew they were.

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-Yeah. I could tell.

-Oh, yeah. They're a cop duo. You can see that.

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They're a duo! Oh, that's fabulous.

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And you've been alongside each other,

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working alongside for all those eight years, have you?

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No. Probably about the last five years.

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Last five. Very good indeed.

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Now, Paul, we haven't had any stunningly low scores yet.

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There's nothing wrong with the scores so far,

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but I bet there are some lower scores on that board.

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I think, looking at it,

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the lowest I think I can go for is Red,

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and Daniel Merriweather.

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Daniel Merriweather, says Paul.

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

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GROANING

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Oh... Oh, I'm afraid that's an incorrect answer.

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100 points. Richard?

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Yeah, no, I'm afraid, he did do a song, Red,

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did a version of the song Red, but, yeah,

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it wasn't on an album called that in that year, I'm afraid.

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So unlucky. It was my first instinct as well, actually.

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I suspect other people's will have been as well.

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Thank you very much indeed.

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Now then, Andrew.

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-Hello.

-Hello.

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Oh! Polite, tie, jacket, nice to have you here.

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-What do you do?

-I'm a software developer,

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working for a company that makes scientific equipment.

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Oh, now that's fun. How long have you been developing software there?

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Oh, for that company, about three years.

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About nearly 20 years as a software developer.

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OK, and what sort of scientific equipment?

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Where does it go, to a laboratory?

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Does it go to the bottom of the sea?

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-Does it go to space?

-It can go to laboratories.

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-It can go to space actually, yes.

-No way.

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It's a company that makes mass spectrometers

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-and equipment for liquid chromatography.

-Wow.

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Now, Andrew, this board's all yours.

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Do you want to talk us through it and fill in all our blanks?

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OK. I have no idea what Red is.

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Thriller's Michael Jackson, but I think that'll be high.

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Surfin' USA, The Beach Boys.

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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Elton John.

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Highway To Hell is calling to me.

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I think it might be AC/DC, but I'm not 100% sure about that.

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I'll try it. I'll say AC/DC, Highway To Hell.

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AC/DC, Highway To Hell says Andrew.

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

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That paid off, Andrew.

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Very well done indeed. It's correct.

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Let's see. 40 is our low score, and you pass.

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26! APPLAUSE

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There you are.

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26 for AC/DC.

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See, that's the way to introduce yourself to Pointless, isn't it?

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Wear a tie, have a cool job,

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know all the answers,

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and still go for the slightly risky one you're not certain of,

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and get the lowest score of the round. The perfect way to do it.

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-Yeah, yeah, yeah.

-So let's fill in the rest of these, shall we?

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You were right about the others you knew. Also right to avoid them.

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Thriller, Michael Jackson, of course.

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88 for that. It's a very big score.

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The Beach Boys, Surfin' USA,

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would have scored you 75.

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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road would have scored you 50 for Elton John.

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And Red is the title track of the album Red by Taylor Swift...

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..I'm afraid, Taylor Swift. And it's the best answer on the board.

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Seven points. Very well done, if you said that at home.

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Thanks very much, Richard. So, halfway through the round,

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let's look at the scores. 26, best of the pass, Andrew.

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Well done, looking strong on the back of that.

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Then Karan and Samarth are there on 40.

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Then up to 66, where we find Emily and Jenny.

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And then 100, Paul and Scott.

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So, yes, Scott, a bit of work to do here, but good luck.

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You may be able to do it. Maybe you can pull something back

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on this next pass. Good luck with that, Scott.

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Coming 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 title tracks from albums up on the board.

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And here they are.

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I'll read those all one last time.

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There we are. Alison, welcome to Pointless.

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Great to have you here from Stockport.

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What do you do, Alison?

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I'm a project manager. I work with the health care sector.

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Very good. And what are your interests?

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I'm a barbershop singer, so I sing with a ladies' barbershop chorus

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-in Stockport.

-Now that's fun!

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I haven't come across any ladies' barbershop quartets.

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-Oh!

-That, you see, is brilliant.

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There's over 60 of us in Stockport. The Crystal Chords.

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And I'm involved with our national group as well,

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the Ladies Association Of British Barbershop Singers,

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-I sit on the board.

-Very good indeed.

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How long have you done that for? Ages?

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I've been singing for about ten years,

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and I've been involved with the national group

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for maybe five, six of those.

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How extraordinary. And what do you do?

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Do you all get together once every so often and have a big...

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Oh, we have a huge competition every October

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where all the barbershop choruses around the country

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get together and compete.

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We're getting ready for that,

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and making sure that we're all tiptop all year round.

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So there's always lots of rehearsal going on.

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Good stuff! Well, good for you.

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Good luck. Now, there you are on 26.

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If you could happen to score 73 or less,

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you are through to the next round.

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So...

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..I'm going to go for Parklife...

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-..and say Blur.

-Blur says Alison.

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Here is your red line. If you can get below this red line with Blur,

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you're straight through to the next round.

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How many of our 100 people said it?

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Well done. Good enough.

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52. APPLAUSE

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78 is your total.

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Well played, Alison. Nice answer. Yeah, a number one album for Blur.

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It was one of the albums...

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The Royal Mail had a series of stamps of classic albums,

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and that was one of the ones they chose.

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Very good. Thank you, Richard.

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Now then, Scott.

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-Welcome.

-Hello.

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Welcome.

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So, you are a police officer with Paul.

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Do you actually work alongside each other, or are you...

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We're on the same team. We work slightly different shifts.

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-I see.

-I've done a few more years than him.

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I see. I see.

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And what are your interests outside of police work, Scott?

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Sport. I like playing football.

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I'm training my little boy, he likes of being a goalkeeper.

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Reading books. And I love cooking.

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Very good. What do you cook?

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I try anything.

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I particularly follow Nigella Lawson's recipes.

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I see. OK.

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Very good. Now, Scott, you're on 100.

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We need a low score from you just to keep you in the game.

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This is a nightmare board for me.

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And it is a guess,

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cos Parklife was my other one.

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Like A Prayer.

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And I'm thinking it's Madonna.

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You're going to go for that, Madonna.

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

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

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It's right.

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71. APPLAUSE

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That's a high score,

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171 is your total.

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Yeah, another number one album, but, yeah, big scorer.

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Thanks very much, Richard.

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Now then, Samarth, welcome to Pointless.

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Good to have you here. What do you do, Samarth in London?

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So I write for a motorsports magazine right now.

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That's fun. How long have you done that?

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Not long, about six months.

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So it's kind of a trainee scheme that I'm in.

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And is motorsports a particular love of yours?

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Yeah. Yeah, definitely.

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I mean, I cover smaller races, so not F1 or anything like that.

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But you know, who knows, in the future?

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That's fun, though.

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So you're writing up race days,

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you go up and file your copy, what, from the track-side?

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-Yeah, from the front lines, yeah.

-See, that's very exciting.

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-Full-on.

-That's proper, the smell of fumes in your nose.

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Oh, yeah. All the poisonous gases.

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LAUGHTER Excellent, perfect.

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That's what we love about it. Now, 40 is your score.

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You are through to the next round I'm afraid,

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because Scott and Paul have taken one for the team there.

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So that takes a bit of pressure off you, Samarth,

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but let's see what you... Let's see what's the best answer you've got.

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I know a couple.

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But I'm going to go for the first one, Teenage Dream.

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I'm going to go for Katy Perry.

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Katy Perry. So, Samarth,

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no red line for you as you're already through,

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but let's see how far down the column we get with Katy Perry.

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It's right.

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17. Not bad at all. APPLAUSE

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Look at that, 57 is your total, the lowest total of the round.

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Good work, Samarth.

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Yeah, good answer. It's a good album, this one, actually.

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-She's good, Katy Perry.

-She is good.

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She works with very good songwriters.

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So many of these pop stars,

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they've got unbelievable songwriters.

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I don't think pop music has ever been in a better state

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than it currently is.

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-There, I said it.

-LAUGHTER

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There you are. Thank you, Richard. Jenny, welcome back.

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Jenny, remind us what you do.

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-I'm a truck driver.

-See, that's just wonderful.

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That is wonderful. But how long have you been a truck driver for?

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-Ten years.

-And you love it?

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Yeah, yeah, I do enjoy it.

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Did you go into it thinking,

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this is exactly what I'm going to do,

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or did you think oh, I'll just give it a whirl and try it?

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No.

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I was actually doing a PhD, which is how I know Emily.

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And I was already a qualified driving instructor,

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but the PhD wasn't working, so I needed to get a job,

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so I just started driving vans for an agency.

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And it kind of went from there.

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Yeah, I'll say!

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But you're not tempted to do sort of continental haulage?

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No, no.

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I quite like...

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Cos I like to be able to go home every day

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so that I can stay on top of my own food and my own exercise

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and stuff like that, whereas, if you do continental,

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then you're completely at the mercy of service stations

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and I don't like that.

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Yeah, completely. It's the food basically that's determining it.

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You've never driven a truck which has a bed behind...?

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Oh, yeah. They've nearly all got a bed behind.

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-Oh, that's nice.

-Yeah, even if it's just for a day

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-then you've still got a bed.

-That's nice.

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That's quite cosy.

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-Yeah.

-Yeah.

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Anyway, here we are. Enough about that.

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Jenny, you're through to the next round.

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This board's all yours. That takes all the pressure off.

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Why not have some fun by filling in a blank for us?

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Well, I only know two.

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I only knew four in the beginning,

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so I'm quite relieved.

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But I'm going to go for Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd.

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Pink Floyd. So, it's Jenny for Wish You Were Here.

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No red line, you're already through.

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Let's see what happens when we say Pink Floyd.

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Wow, down it goes to 21. APPLAUSE

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Surprising.

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87 is your total.

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Yeah, very well played. Nice answer.

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

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-A Hard Day's Night?

-The Beatles.

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It's the Beatles. Course it is.

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That would have scored you 77.

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Born This Way...

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..is Lady Gaga.

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It IS Lady Gaga.

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That would have scored 27.

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And the best answer on the board, very well done if you said that.

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Her most famous song was All About That Bass.

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It's Meghan Trainor.

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And she would have scored you three points.

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So terrific work if you got that.

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Thanks very much indeed.

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I've got a selfie of me and Meghan Trainor on my phone.

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-Have you?

-Yeah.

-I bet it's not still on her phone.

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LAUGHTER

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To be fair, it never was.

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It never was on her phone.

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-But she's good, isn't she?

-She's good.

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-Yeah.

-She's very nice.

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Yeah, thank you. Well, we are at the end of our first round.

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We have to say goodbye to one of our pairs, and I'm sorry to say,

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it's our policemen from Birmingham, Scott and Paul. 171.

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Next time, though, I have every confidence

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you will go much, much further, but in the meantime, thanks very much,

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Scott and Paul. 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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Well, three pairs remain. At the end of this round, obviously,

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we'll have to say goodbye to another pair.

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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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Let's find out what the question is.

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

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Yeah, it's been an extraordinary success story,

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Team GB cycling.

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We're looking for anyone who's won a medal of any colour

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from the 1976 Olympics all the way through to the 2016 Olympics please.

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So any colour medal,

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could be track cycling or road cycling. Very best of luck.

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Thanks very much indeed.

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Now, then. Emily.

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Mmm!

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I'm going to go for Laura Trott.

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Laura Trott. Laura Trott says Emily.

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

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It's right.

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Not bad, 34. APPLAUSE

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Not bad at all.

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Yeah, Britain's most successful female Olympian ever.

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Four gold medals for Laura Trott.

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She was born with a collapsed lung,

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and was advised to take up sports just to improve her breathing.

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-Yeah.

-And that, I would say, was a good idea.

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Seemed to pay off.

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But that's a big score, isn't it?

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That shows quite how big cycling has got.

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-Yeah.

-That someone like Laura Trott in a sport that

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wasn't famous ten years ago would get a big score like that.

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Absolutely. Now, Samarth, what would you like to go for?

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OK. I'm going to go for Victoria Pendleton.

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Victoria Pendleton, says Samarth.

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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 Victoria Pendleton.

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That is right. 34 is the only score we have at the moment.

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And you passed it.

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Victoria Pendleton, 27. APPLAUSE

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Not bad at all.

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Two golds and a silver for Victoria Pendleton.

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Since she retired, she's become a jockey.

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-I know.

-Which is a genuinely terrifying thing to do.

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It's a more comfortable saddle. LAUGHTER

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I suppose so.

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-Is it? I don't know.

-I don't know, I don't know.

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-Yeah, maybe it is.

-Maybe.

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Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

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There we are. Alison.

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-Yes.

-Now do you follow cycling?

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I don't. I have several friends

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that will be shouting at the television right now,

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but my two preferred answers have gone.

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But I'm going to go for Chris Hoy.

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Chris Hoy, says Alison.

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

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It's right. 34, still our high score at this point, 27 our low.

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49 for Sir Chris Hoy. APPLAUSE

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Six golds and one silver for Chris Hoy.

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Again, I think he's got the joint most golds of any male Olympian.

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

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Let's have a quick look at those scores

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before we come back up the board.

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Samarth, well done, 27. The lowest score of the pass.

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34 is where we find Emily and Jenny.

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And 49 is where we find Alison and Andrew.

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I hope you've got a nice low score, Andrew, to keep you in the game.

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Have we all got enough cyclists to come back down the line

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without having to wrack our brains too much?

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

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Can the second players please step up to the podium?

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OK. So, Andrew, yes, it's cyclists, Olympic cyclists.

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Yes, not terrific for me either, I'm afraid.

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As you say, some of the easy ones have gone.

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I'm going to say Jason Kenny.

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Jason Kenny, says Andrew.

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

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

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23. Not bad at all. APPLAUSE

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Takes your total up to 72.

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Yeah, six golds and one silver also for Jason Kenny,

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exactly the same as Chris Hoy.

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And obviously he's famously in a relationship with Laura Trott,

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who has just scored 11 more points than him.

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But given neither of them are competitive,

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-I'm sure that'll be fine.

-LAUGHTER

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Thanks very much, Richard.

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Now, Karan.

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It starts to get quite interesting at this point, I think.

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You're on 27. The high scorers are behind you.

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Andrew and Alison on 72, so 44 or less is your target.

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So I'm at the stage

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where I'm starting to draw a bit of a blank mentally,

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and I'm worried I'm going to pick someone from the wrong discipline.

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But...

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..Bradley Wiggins.

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Bradley Wiggins, says Karan.

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Here is your red line.

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If you can get below that with Bradley Wiggins,

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you are through to the next round.

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Interesting to see what happens.

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Bradley Wiggins. How many of our 100 people said it?

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It's right.

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APPLAUSE

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58 for Bradley Wiggins.

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Takes your total up to 85.

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Five golds, one silver and two bronzes,

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the only cyclist ever to win medals in five consecutive games,

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and the only British Olympian ever to win eight medals.

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-Amazing.

-Sir Bradley.

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-Sir Bradley.

-Yep.

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There we are. Sir Bradley. Now, Jenny.

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Jenny, I saw the look on your face when cycling came up.

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And I'm going to say now, it didn't look...

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Really, you were laughing. But you were laughing in a way

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that suggested you weren't particularly happy,

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that kind of laugh.

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What would you like to go for?

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Look, 50 or less gets you through.

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OK.

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I'm going to go for Joanna Rowsell.

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Joanna Rowsell. OK. If you get below that red line with Joanna Rowsell,

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you are through to the head-to-head.

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

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It's right.

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You are through.

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I think that's going to be a good score, down it goes.

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Look at that, down to three, Jenny.

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Very well done indeed. APPLAUSE

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37 is your total.

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That's a very good answer, yeah, very well played.

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A few obvious-ish ones that were still left out.

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Mark Cavendish would have scored you 13.

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Chris Boardman, 26.

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Chris Froome would have been a good answer, 30 points for that.

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You would have got two for Lizzie Armitstead and Jason Queally,

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both good answers.

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One point for Wendy Houvenaghel, Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas,

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Nicole Cooke, Paul Manning, Dani King, Rebecca Romero,

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Becky James and Katy Marchant.

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And let's take a look at some of the Pointless answers.

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Callum Skinner, Elinor Barker, both gold medallists.

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Emma Pooley is a Pointless answer, well done if you said her.

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Katie Archibald, Max Sciandri. Rode many Tour de Frances, Max Sciandri.

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Philip Hindes, won two golds, Philip Hindes.

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Robin Croker, Steve Cummings, still cycling now.

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Yvonne McGregor, who was 39 when she won her bronze medal in 2000.

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So loads of Pointless answers there,

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and we've already heard the top three.

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Bradley Wiggins, Chris Hoy, and Laura Trott.

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Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

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So at the end of our second round,

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the pair we have to send home with their high score of 85

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is Karan and Samarth, I'm afraid, yes, that was...

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Nothing wrong with either of your answers there, but they were just,

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it was just a high-scoring round for you.

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Anyhow, I'm sure you'll go much further

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when you come back next time. We'll look forward to that very much.

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Meantime, thank you very much, Karan and Samarth.

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APPLAUSE

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

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Congratulations, Emily and Jenny, Alison and Andrew,

0:26:270:26:30

you are now one step closer to the final,

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and a chance to play for our jackpot which currently stands at £1,000.

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But the big news is we've arrived at the head-to-head,

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which means you can now confer before giving answers.

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And the first pair to win two questions

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will be playing for that jackpot.

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

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APPLAUSE

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Here is your first question.

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And it concerns...

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-Richard.

-We're simply going to show you five stills now

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from science-fiction films. Can you identify the films, please?

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Thank you very much indeed, Richard. Let's reveal our five stills.

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There we are. Five stills from science-fiction films.

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Emily and Jenny, you're our low scorers so you will go first.

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I think it's going to be quite high scoring...

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What's the other one you know?

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I think D might be Alien.

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Right.

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I don't think...

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No, I think we should go for E.

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I'm certain it's right.

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We're going to go for E, Blade Runner.

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Blade Runner, E, say Emily and Jenny.

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Now then, Alison And Andrew, Over to you.

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Do you feel like talking us through all those stills?

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I shall try.

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I think A is The Martian.

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We think B is The Fifth Element.

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D is Alien.

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I think we'll try C, which...

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we think is Moon.

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You're going to go for Moon. So we have Blade Runner and Moon.

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Emily and Jenny said Blade Runner for E.

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Let's see if that's right.

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

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It is right.

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That's a nice low score,

0:28:370:28:39

down it goes to 19. APPLAUSE

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Very well done.

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19 for Blade Runner.

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Meanwhile, Alison and Andrew have gone for Moon for C.

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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 Moon.

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It's right.

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And it wins you the point.

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Look at that, down it goes to seven!

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APPLAUSE Very well done indeed.

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Seven for Moon.

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Which means, Alison and Andrew, after one question, you're up 1-0.

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Oh, this is going to be a very good head-to-head I think.

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We've got two very, very strong pairs here, haven't we?

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Very well played. We will fill in the rest of these.

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A. Have you seen A?

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That is... It is The Martian, isn't it?

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-It is The Martian, yeah.

-Looks a little bit like Tim Robbins there.

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It would have scored 30. Do you think? Well, that's Matt Damon,

0:29:250:29:28

but I always get Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg mixed up.

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-Yes.

-I can sit through whole Matt Damon films thinking it's Mark Wahlberg

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-and vice versa.

-Absolutely.

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-It's a good film actually, The Martian.

-It is a good film.

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B is The Fifth Element.

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You're quite right. Gary Oldman there.

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That would have scored you 12 points.

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And D, as you say, with a face hugger there,

0:29:450:29:49

that is Alien.

0:29:490:29:50

Yeah.

0:29:500:29:52

That would have scored you 43.

0:29:520:29:53

That's the biggest score up there.

0:29:530:29:55

Mm-hm.

0:29:550:29:56

Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

0:29:560:29:58

So here comes your second question.

0:29:580:30:00

Alison and Andrew, you get to answer it first,

0:30:000:30:02

but actually it's Emily and Jenny

0:30:020:30:03

who need to win this one to stay in the game, so good luck.

0:30:030:30:05

Our second question today is all about...

0:30:050:30:09

-Richard.

-Yep, simply going to give you five clues now,

0:30:100:30:13

some facts about famous London landmarks.

0:30:130:30:14

BROAD COCKNEY ACCENT: London landmarks!

0:30:140:30:16

LAUGHTER

0:30:160:30:17

OK, let's reveal our London landmarks. And here they are.

0:30:170:30:20

I shall read those all again.

0:30:420:30:43

Alison and Andrew will go first.

0:31:040:31:06

Downing Street...

0:31:060:31:08

Yeah... We think we'll go for the bottom one,

0:31:110:31:12

the official residence of the First Lord of the Treasury,

0:31:120:31:15

as Downing Street.

0:31:150:31:17

Downing Street, say Alison and Andrew.

0:31:170:31:19

Downing Street. Now then, Emily and Jenny, that board is all yours.

0:31:190:31:22

Talk us through it.

0:31:220:31:24

I don't know which skyscraper was in 2010, no.

0:31:240:31:27

I think I know the second one.

0:31:270:31:29

It was built to commemorate the Great Fire of London, isn't it?

0:31:300:31:33

I can picture it, but I don't know what it's called.

0:31:330:31:36

-But it's just the disaster that we need to...

-Oh, OK.

0:31:360:31:39

That was the Fire of London.

0:31:390:31:41

Take a punt on number one, London, or should we go for Pudding Lane?

0:31:430:31:46

-Let's go for Pudding Lane.

-OK.

0:31:460:31:48

So the third one, Pudding Lane, it was the Great Fire of London.

0:31:480:31:51

The Great Fire of London.

0:31:510:31:53

So we have Downing Street and the Great Fire of London.

0:31:530:31:55

In the order they were given, Alison and Andrew said Downing Street.

0:31:550:31:58

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

0:31:580:32:01

It is Downing Street.

0:32:040:32:05

32. Not bad. APPLAUSE

0:32:090:32:10

Emily and Jenny meanwhile have gone for the Great Fire of London.

0:32:150:32:18

Let's see if that's right.

0:32:180:32:19

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

0:32:190:32:21

It's right.

0:32:240:32:25

47. APPLAUSE

0:32:280:32:29

Very well done indeed.

0:32:310:32:33

Alison and Andrew, after only two questions,

0:32:330:32:35

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

0:32:350:32:37

Yeah, very well played. Downing Street's a good answer.

0:32:370:32:40

Do you know which number at Downing Street

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-the First Lord of the Treasury lives in?

-Number ten.

0:32:410:32:44

Number ten. Yeah. Cos it's...

0:32:440:32:45

It's the Prime Minister.

0:32:450:32:46

Simply another name for that.

0:32:460:32:48

Now, Jenny, you were going to have a go at...

0:32:480:32:50

Number one, London. Yeah, I think it's Lambeth Palace.

0:32:500:32:53

-Ooh.

-Ooh. It's Apsley House.

0:32:530:32:55

-Oh, good.

-Apsley House. That's a relief, isn't it?

0:32:550:32:57

-Yeah.

-Cos actually it would have scored you four points.

0:32:570:33:00

It's the best answer on that board.

0:33:000:33:02

The Renzo Piano-designed skyscraper is...

0:33:020:33:05

-The Shard.

-..is The Shard. Yep, absolutely right.

0:33:050:33:08

It's a big scorer as well. 45 points.

0:33:080:33:10

His grandfather invented the piano.

0:33:100:33:12

Which is why he builds big buildings, cos he feels under...

0:33:120:33:15

-There's a lot of pressure on him.

-Yeah.

-What does piano mean again?

0:33:150:33:18

-Quiet.

-So, piano is soft, right?

0:33:180:33:19

-Soft.

-Quiet. So he's called Renzo Quiet?

0:33:190:33:22

-Renzo, quiet, shh.

-Quite nice, isn't it?

0:33:220:33:24

-And then he builds a massive skyscraper.

-I know.

0:33:240:33:26

That's cos he's so quiet.

0:33:260:33:27

He was planning it all along.

0:33:270:33:29

One thing, the thing about the Shard,

0:33:290:33:31

which makes me think, if that's just the Shard,

0:33:310:33:34

how big must be building be that it comes from?

0:33:340:33:36

LAUGHTER

0:33:360:33:37

-That's true.

-It's a big thing.

0:33:370:33:38

-Like a space building.

-Yeah, exactly.

0:33:380:33:40

-Whoa.

-Renzo Piano's up to something.

0:33:400:33:42

-Isn't he?

-If only he was noisier.

0:33:420:33:44

Renzo Forte, his brother.

0:33:440:33:46

Yes. Oh, my, that guy never shuts up.

0:33:460:33:48

-Yeah, never.

-Yeah.

0:33:480:33:49

-Renzo Piano.

-He makes little buildings out of grains of rice.

0:33:490:33:53

-Does he, Renzo Forte?

-LAUGHTER

0:33:530:33:55

Very cool. Renzo Piano of course works in a library, doesn't he?

0:33:550:33:58

LAUGHTER

0:33:580:33:59

And the design... Do you know the designer of the four bronze lions?

0:33:590:34:02

No, I'm just trying to think of...

0:34:020:34:05

Put an age on it, it's got to be...

0:34:050:34:06

I can't... Oh, no.

0:34:060:34:08

-Edwin Landseer.

-Landseer.

0:34:080:34:10

-There we are.

-Would have scored you six points.

0:34:100:34:13

So well done if you said Apsley House.

0:34:130:34:15

Thank you very much.

0:34:150:34:16

Would you have got Apsley House?

0:34:160:34:18

I knew Apsley House.

0:34:180:34:19

Your childhood home.

0:34:190:34:20

LAUGHTER

0:34:200:34:21

But that's the address, it's number one, London.

0:34:230:34:25

-It is number one London.

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

0:34:250:34:27

That is cool. Thank you very much indeed, Richard.

0:34:270:34:29

We are at the end of our head-to-head round.

0:34:290:34:31

It was a 2-0 head-to-head round.

0:34:310:34:33

And I'm so sorry, Emily and Jenny,

0:34:330:34:35

we've had such a great performance from you across the show today.

0:34:350:34:38

But you came up against Alison and Andrew,

0:34:380:34:40

and these particular questions, I'm afraid.

0:34:400:34:43

And I'm afraid we have to say goodbye to you.

0:34:430:34:45

It's been great having you on both shows.

0:34:450:34:46

Thank you so much for playing. Emily and Jenny, great contestants.

0:34:460:34:49

-APPLAUSE

-Good luck.

-Thank you!

0:34:490:34:51

But for Alison and Andrew, it is now time for our Pointless final.

0:34:510:34:54

Well, congratulations, Alison and Andrew.

0:34:590:35:01

You have seen off all the competition

0:35:010:35:03

and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.

0:35:030:35:06

You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot.

0:35:120:35:14

At the end of today's show,

0:35:140:35:16

the jackpot is standing at a majestic £1,000.

0:35:160:35:19

There it is. Well, very impressive indeed.

0:35:190:35:21

A stealth raid on our trophy cabinet.

0:35:210:35:24

In you come, just one show, 2-0 in the head-to-head,

0:35:240:35:27

snatch the trophy, and back you go to Stockport.

0:35:270:35:30

Wouldn't it be nice though,

0:35:300:35:31

just a little cherry on the cake,

0:35:310:35:33

to win that jackpot as well, to take back with you?

0:35:330:35:35

Anything in particular

0:35:350:35:36

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

0:35:360:35:39

Unfortunately, probably science-fiction films,

0:35:390:35:41

but hopefully it may come up again.

0:35:410:35:44

-That would be good.

-You never know.

0:35:440:35:46

-No.

-You never know.

0:35:460:35:47

Alison, what would you like to add to that?

0:35:470:35:49

Ladies barbershop. I don't think that's an option, but...

0:35:490:35:52

Ladies barbershop. What you mean, don't think it's an option?

0:35:520:35:54

-Of course it could be!

-Could still happen.

0:35:540:35:56

It could be. Close harmony singing of one kind or another.

0:35:560:35:59

-Yeah.

-Oh, that would be great.

0:35:590:36:02

Let's see. Let's see what's going to be on the board behind me.

0:36:020:36:04

Best of luck. Let's hope there's something up there

0:36:040:36:06

you like the look of. Today's selection reads like this.

0:36:060:36:09

We have got...

0:36:090:36:10

-What do you think?

-I don't know.

0:36:160:36:18

Big films?

0:36:180:36:19

Big films or US crime writers.

0:36:190:36:21

Yeah. I feel big films is probably going to be more...

0:36:210:36:25

-Yeah.

-..in line with your knowledge base.

0:36:250:36:28

Shall we go for that?

0:36:280:36:29

-Let's try it.

-We'll go for big films.

0:36:290:36:31

Big films.

0:36:310:36:33

Very best of luck. Richard.

0:36:330:36:34

Yeah, you've been terrific all the way through.

0:36:340:36:36

Fingers crossed this works for you.

0:36:360:36:37

Looking for any of the following three things, please.

0:36:370:36:40

Anyone who was cast in one of the following three films

0:36:400:36:42

according to IMDB.

0:36:420:36:44

So according to IMDB,

0:36:530:36:54

any actor who appeared in Big, The Big Lebowski, or The Big Short.

0:36:540:36:57

-Very best of luck.

-Thank you very much indeed. Now, as always,

0:36:570:37:00

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

0:37:000:37:02

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

0:37:020:37:05

to be Pointless.

0:37:050:37:06

-Are you ready?

-Yes.

-Yes.

-Very good.

0:37:060:37:08

Let's put 60 seconds up on the clock.

0:37:080:37:09

There they are, your time starts now.

0:37:090:37:11

OK, so Big Lebowski, Steve Buscemi.

0:37:110:37:15

We saw The Big Short, didn't we?

0:37:170:37:19

The Big Short's Amy Adams and...

0:37:190:37:20

-No, that's the other one.

-No, it's the money one.

0:37:200:37:22

The Big Short's the money one.

0:37:220:37:24

Karen Gillan's in The Big Short.

0:37:240:37:26

Karen Gillan's a good answer.

0:37:260:37:27

-Big...

-I think that's...

0:37:290:37:31

-I think that's for the best.

-Steve Carell's in The Big Short.

0:37:310:37:33

Christian Bale.

0:37:340:37:35

I think Karen Gillan's the best one we're going to get

0:37:390:37:41

from The Big Short, from our list.

0:37:410:37:43

-Yeah.

-I think Big is...

0:37:430:37:45

Well, besides Tom Hanks, I'm struggling for anybody else on that.

0:37:450:37:47

Yeah, I'm not going to get anywhere other than Tom Hanks.

0:37:470:37:50

But go back to The Big Lebowski then.

0:37:500:37:52

-Well, Steve Carell, Karen Gillan...

-Yeah.

0:37:530:37:56

-I don't think we've even seen The Big Lebowski.

-That's true.

0:37:560:37:59

I think we'll have to watch that one now.

0:37:590:38:01

-Ten seconds left.

-Not now!

-THEY LAUGH

0:38:010:38:03

-No.

-OK, so shall we go for three from The Big Short then?

0:38:030:38:07

So Karen Gillan, Steve Carell...

0:38:070:38:09

-We'll say Steve Buscemi from The Big Lebowski.

-Steve Buscemi, OK, yeah.

0:38:090:38:12

OK, that is your time up.

0:38:120:38:13

Let's have your three answers.

0:38:130:38:14

OK. From The Big Lebowski, we'll say Steve Buscemi.

0:38:140:38:18

Steve Buscemi, yeah.

0:38:180:38:20

Yeah. From The Big Short, Steven Carell.

0:38:200:38:23

Steven Carell...

0:38:230:38:24

-And Karen Gillan.

-And Karen Gillan.

0:38:240:38:26

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

0:38:260:38:29

-Karen Gillan.

-Yeah.

-OK, Karen Gillan. We'll put her last.

0:38:290:38:32

Least likely to be Pointless?

0:38:320:38:34

-Steve Buscemi.

-Probably Steve Buscemi.

0:38:340:38:36

Steve Buscemi, we'll put first.

0:38:360:38:37

OK. Steve Carell in the middle.

0:38:370:38:39

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

0:38:390:38:42

And here they are. We have got...

0:38:420:38:43

Well, three good answers on the board, there.

0:38:480:38:50

Now, if one of these turns out to be Pointless and wins you that jackpot,

0:38:500:38:53

what would you like to do with your winnings?

0:38:530:38:55

Alison, you first.

0:38:550:38:57

We're getting married,

0:38:570:38:59

so I think it would probably go towards...

0:38:590:39:01

a pretty exceptional honeymoon.

0:39:010:39:04

Very nice. Very nice indeed.

0:39:040:39:05

-Andrew?

-Well, yes, it's the same for me.

0:39:050:39:07

LAUGHTER

0:39:070:39:09

Well, very, very best of luck. Three good answers I would say.

0:39:090:39:11

Steve Buscemi was your first answer.

0:39:110:39:13

In this case, we were looking for cast members from The Big Lebowski.

0:39:130:39:16

If this turns out to be Pointless, it will win you £1,000.

0:39:160:39:18

How many people said Steve Buscemi?

0:39:180:39:20

It's right.

0:39:240:39:25

If Steve Buscemi takes us all the way down to zero,

0:39:260:39:28

you will leave here immediately with £1,000.

0:39:280:39:30

Down we go, through the 20s,

0:39:300:39:32

into the teens, into single figures,

0:39:320:39:34

we're still going down with Steve Buscemi.

0:39:340:39:35

Still going down... to three. CROWD GROANS

0:39:350:39:37

Look at that. Not bad at all. APPLAUSE

0:39:370:39:39

As a first answer,

0:39:410:39:43

that's really not bad.

0:39:430:39:44

Three is a great score. Sadly, not Pointless.

0:39:440:39:47

We move onto Steve Carell, your next answer.

0:39:470:39:49

In this case we were looking for cast members from The Big Short.

0:39:490:39:52

If Steve Carell is Pointless, you leave with £1,000.

0:39:520:39:55

How many people said Steve Carell?

0:39:550:39:57

It's right.

0:40:010:40:02

Steve Buscemi took us all the way down to three.

0:40:020:40:05

Steve Carell now takes us down through the 20s,

0:40:050:40:08

we're into the teens.

0:40:080:40:09

Are we going to make single figures?

0:40:090:40:11

Yes, we are. Still going down,

0:40:110:40:12

still going down... Five!

0:40:120:40:13

For Steve Carell. APPLAUSE

0:40:130:40:15

Not bad at all. Still a lovely low score there.

0:40:160:40:19

Quite a big part in The Big Short, Steve Carell. Anyway, there we are.

0:40:190:40:22

Only five of our 100 people remembered Steve Carell.

0:40:230:40:26

Now we move on to your third and final answer, Karen Gillan.

0:40:260:40:29

You had absolutely no hesitation putting this as your last answer,

0:40:290:40:32

the one you thought was your best shot at a Pointless answer.

0:40:320:40:35

Let us find out,

0:40:350:40:36

cos we were looking in this case for members

0:40:360:40:39

of the cast of The Big Short.

0:40:390:40:40

Karen Gillan. If it's Pointless, it will win you £1,000.

0:40:400:40:44

How many of our 100 people said it?

0:40:440:40:45

It's right.

0:40:480:40:50

So Steve Buscemi took us all the way down to three,

0:40:500:40:53

Steve Carell then took us down to five.

0:40:530:40:55

Karan Gillan now takes us down,

0:40:550:40:56

through the teens, and into single figures,

0:40:560:40:58

down we go. Passing five, passing three.

0:40:580:41:00

Beautiful. Very well done indeed. CHEERING

0:41:000:41:03

APPLAUSE Brilliant!

0:41:030:41:06

-Very well done.

-Thank you.

-Thank you.

0:41:070:41:09

THEY LAUGH APPLAUSE

0:41:110:41:12

Oh, congratulations!

0:41:140:41:16

Karen Gillan is a Pointless answer,

0:41:160:41:17

which means you go home with our jackpot of £1,000.

0:41:170:41:20

Very well done indeed, Alison and Andrew.

0:41:200:41:22

APPLAUSE

0:41:220:41:23

Well, I said in the first round

0:41:240:41:26

you were playing Pointless faultlessly,

0:41:260:41:27

and you continued to do it all the way through,

0:41:270:41:29

right through to putting your Pointless answer

0:41:290:41:31

as the last one as well, which is what we always like.

0:41:310:41:33

It increases the tension, so very, very well played.

0:41:330:41:36

Karen Gillan perhaps best known over here still for Doctor Who,

0:41:360:41:38

and I think your tie is a Doctor Who reference,

0:41:380:41:40

-is it not?

-Yes, it is,

0:41:400:41:41

this tie is the pattern of the Fourth Doctor's scarf, so...

0:41:410:41:44

How about that? They will love that.

0:41:440:41:45

There are a number of people who will love that at home.

0:41:450:41:48

Let's take a look at the Pointless answers

0:41:480:41:49

in all the different categories. We'll start with the film Big.

0:41:490:41:52

Tom Hanks plays Josh in that film.

0:41:520:41:54

David Moscow plays the young Josh.

0:41:540:41:55

Jared Rushton plays his best friend Billy.

0:41:550:41:57

Josh Clark and Mercedes Ruehl, his mum and dad.

0:41:570:42:00

The only scorers in that were Tom Hanks, John Heard,

0:42:000:42:03

Robert Loggia and Elizabeth Perkins.

0:42:030:42:05

Everyone else was a Pointless answer.

0:42:050:42:07

The Big Lebowski.

0:42:070:42:08

David Thewlis, Flea from Red Hot Chilli Peppers,

0:42:090:42:11

John Turturro is a Pointless answer.

0:42:110:42:13

Tara Reid. Everyone Pointless there apart from Jeff Bridges,

0:42:130:42:16

John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, Philip Seymour Hoffman

0:42:160:42:19

and David Huddleston. Everyone else was Pointless.

0:42:190:42:21

And The Big Short.

0:42:210:42:23

You could have had Casey Groves,

0:42:240:42:25

Karen Gillan, very well done...

0:42:250:42:27

Marisa Tomei. Rafe Spall, another terrific British actor.

0:42:270:42:30

Everyone Pointless there apart from Christian Bale, Steve Carell,

0:42:300:42:33

Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt.

0:42:330:42:34

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

0:42:340:42:36

Congratulations. You make a lovely couple.

0:42:360:42:38

And very best of luck for the wedding and the honeymoon

0:42:380:42:40

and all of that. Please take our £1,000 with our very best wishes.

0:42:400:42:43

-Thank you.

-Thank you.

-Thanks very much, Richard,

0:42:430:42:46

and thanks once again to our winning players, Alison and Andrew,

0:42:460:42:48

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

0:42:480:42:50

Very well done.

0:42:500:42:51

APPLAUSE

0:42:510:42:53

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

0:42:550:42:58

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

0:42:580:43:00

Goodbye.

0:43:000:43:01

And it's goodbye from me.

0:43:010:43:02

Goodbye.

0:43:020:43:03

APPLAUSE

0:43:030:43:04

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.