Quiz show hosted by Matt Allwright, with help from expert Lesley-Anne Brewis. Work colleagues Steve, Damien and Paul from the West Midlands try to crack the code and win the cash.
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Hello and welcome to The Code.
Locked in this safe is £4,000.
To open the safe and win the money,
contestants just need to crack a three-digit code.
Every time someone fails, though,
more money goes into the safe and the jackpot gets higher and higher.
So, let's meet our next team hoping to crack the code.
Here they come. Lovely to see you.
-Steve, how are you?
-How are you doing? Are you all right?
-Yeah, good, thank you. Damien?
-How are you? And Paul.
How are you? Now, all from the West Midlands.
-Tell me how you guys know each other.
-We all work together.
-Right, what kind of work is it that you all do?
We're all civil servants in the Home Office.
-Work in the immigration side of that.
OK. So, can you give me details about what it is you do?
-If I give you that, I'll have to kill you.
It's that serious, what you do?
-I can't, no.
-Well, I mean, do you have the nuclear codes?
Oh, yeah. We are working our way there.
Are you bodyguards for Her Majesty the Queen?
Starting at the bottom at the moment. We'll get there eventually.
I love the fact you can't tell me,
it's almost more exciting than if you could,
I'll be honest. Well, Team Secret Squirrel -
as I have decided you will be called,
because you can't tell me about your jobs, I love that -
last time out, the lovely Jay and Hazel,
our pier aficionados, sadly failed to win the jackpot.
That's good news for you because it adds another £500 to the pot,
making a total of £4,000 to split between you.
To open the safe and win that,
all you need to do is enter a code of three unique numbers up there.
It's a very easy game to play. It's very hard to win.
-If you are ready, Steve, Damien, Paul, let's reset the code.
Fantastic. There we go, three blanks,
you want to turn those into three numbers.
Before we start, of course,
let's introduce our fount of all knowledge, Lesley Brewis.
It's FONT, Matt.
There we go. There we go, as if to prove the point.
Welcome to The Code.
Now, we haven't had a successful trio this series.
We did have an all-female threesome win last series,
and I hope you can be the first this time around.
Team Secret Squirrel, let's have a look at your first three answers.
We'll start at the very top. The question behind UKIP, please.
-No, I don't think so.
-I think he's Labour.
I think he was Labour, yeah.
-Not 100% sure.
-No, but I'm sure it's not UKIP.
-It would be more in the paper than that.
-Yeah, I agree.
OK. Let's have a look at the next question, the one behind buffers.
Buffers are usually at the end, aren't they?
I thought they were at the end.
Yeah, I thought they were at the end as well.
-It's what the train goes into, isn't it?
-I thought it was sleepers.
-Isn't it sleepers?
Well, you should know about railways.
Hopefully the '80s is what it is, then.
-We think not. We think not.
-OK, the question now behind 1980s.
-That's definitely the '80s.
1986, wasn't it, definitely?
Yeah, yeah. I'm not 100% sure of that but it's definitely the '80s.
I think, yeah, I'm definitely of the Chernobyl generation.
-1985, I think.
-We want to lock in one of those as the correct answer.
-Which will it be?
-Chernobyl, 1980s, please.
There it is. It's locked in.
If it goes red, then that's it,
we are back to the West Midlands with not much to show for it.
So, is 1980s the correct answer?
-Of course it is.
Good start, chaps. Well done.
-Well done there. Yes, this was a good set of questions for you.
You were very comfortable with all of these.
1980s, the correct answer.
It was indeed 1986, 26th April, 1986,
when that level-seven nuclear incident took place.
UKIP not the right answer. You were really happy with this one.
You not only dismissed UKIP as wrong,
you said the correct answer, which is Labour.
He cancelled his membership,
citing anti-enterprise tendencies within the Labour Party.
Buffers not the right answer either.
Again, you came in with the correct answer,
as well as dismissing that as wrong, the correct answer being sleepers.
Yes, team, excellent start to the game,
and it means you get a chance to pick a number from the keypad.
-Which one's it going to be?
-Not really got a system, have we?
Well, we said upstairs, we said before what we wanted to do.
Shall we start with number 5?
-There is a plan, is there?
-Based on the nuclear codes?
-Just lucky numbers this time, unfortunately.
OK. Number 5.
-Number 5, please.
-You are going to start with the number 5
there in the middle of the pad. Is it there in the code?
Let's have a look at the first box.
No number 5. Is it there in the second box?
No number 5.
Is it there in the third and final box?
-No number 5.
-That's all right.
-I'll take that.
Yeah. I'll take that. I think it's a good philosophy.
They get it out of the way early,
while we can still play at the easiest level of the game.
Are we ready, Steve, Damien, Paul, for our next three answers?
-Let's get them up there.
Let's start at the top.
-Yeah. It was Argentina.
-It had Lionel Messi on it.
-Yeah, I saw it in the paper myself.
-Yeah, and then Messi gave him his shirt.
-A signed one.
-I'm not a football man.
-But carry on.
Terrific early confidence on this one.
Let's hope it's not shaken by the next answers.
The question behind tiger, please.
-The troll, wasn't it? Yeah.
I'm sure it was the bridge troll.
"Who is trip-trapping over my bridge?" Wasn't it, yeah?
OK, we think it's an internet troll.
Let's have a look at the question behind acts of war.
-No, that's the Apostles...
-Yeah, it is, Acts of the Apostles, yeah.
-Yeah. Go for it.
You have to know this kind of stuff.
-Which one do you want to lock in?
We'd like to lock in Argentina as the correct answer.
If it is correct, it'll turn green,
give you the chance to put a second digit into the code,
see if it sticks. So, is Argentina our correct answer?
Good stuff. Nodding in agreement.
We are all happy here, Lesley.
Yes, all in agreement.
Steve and Damien leading the way with that top question there.
Argentina, the correct answer,
blue and white vertical stripes being the colours.
Tiger, not correct, but you knew that the correct answer was troll.
Gave us a little bit of the story,
"Who's that trip-trapping over my bridge?"
And the last one on the board, Acts of War, not the right answer.
Paul, you came in with the correct answer on this one.
Acts of the Apostles.
Excellent progress in the game so far. Well done.
You are off to a flyer.
In fact, I might rename you Team Flying Squirrel
rather than Secret Squirrel.
We'll never find out what those jobs entail,
but you get your second chance to choose a number to see if it's there
in the code. 5's already gone.
Nothing in the code. Where do you want to go next and what's the plan?
-Yeah, follow the other ones, the lucky numbers. I've got
-number 9, please.
-Number 9 is a lucky number.
Is it up there in the code?
Do we want it to be?
No number 9. Is it there in the second box?
We've hit upon one.
There in the middle box, the number 9 sits,
and that's great,
inasmuch as you have to complete the code to win the jackpot.
But it does mean that the quiz becomes a bit trickier now.
Yeah. Because although we get three answers now, as before,
only two questions at a time will we see before you have to
make a decision and commit to it.
Let's have a look at our next three answers.
The big difference here is that it's very important
which order you open these up in.
-I don't know about you, boys, but I know nothing about fishing.
-So, I would probably say we leave carp and do the other two.
-Yeah, let's go for that.
-Yeah, I was going to say that.
-Top to bottom, yeah?
I can't think what else carp could be other than fishing.
Other than a fish, I don't know. OK. OK, fine.
-Blue and yellow, then?
-I'm not a fisher.
OK, we'd like to open the question behind blue and yellow.
-No, doesn't the song go...
-# Red and yellow... #
# Red and yellow and green and blue. #
-Blue and purple...
-Might be wrong, but...
Red, yellow, pink, green, purple, orange, blue.
-Purple, yellow, blue.
-I think it's...
Yeah, I think yellow is after green.
Yeah. So I think at the moment we think that probably is not correct.
Which one do you want to look at next?
-Speeding up, please.
-Do you know any Italian?
-No, me neither.
No, I don't. I don't. I mean, speeding up...
Faster, isn't that allegro?
Yeah, I think so. It's...
-But I'm not...
-I learnt a little bit of music about 20 years ago
and I've never seen rallentando.
-I've never heard of rallentando.
-No. I haven't. That doesn't...
My music knowledge isn't that great.
No. Definitely not the top one.
-We are happy with that.
-Red, yellow comes before green.
Red, yellow, green, yeah.
-Let's go for it.
-We'll have to go for carp.
-Have to go for carp, yeah.
-OK, we are going...
-We are going to have to do.
We're going to lock in carp as our correct answer.
We're flying blind. We don't know what that is.
Now it's locked in, nothing we can do about it,
but we can have a look at the question behind it.
-Koi carp family. Yeah.
-Happy with that?
We've managed to find the one thing we all know about fish.
Thank goodness for that.
OK. The air of relief.
Is carp our correct answer?
Well done. Well done.
In future, can you pick the correct answer first?
-Really helps my heart rate.
It really does.
-Yes, it does always help to open the correct answer
but that didn't trip you up today.
They were bred by the Chinese from the Prussian carp.
There was a goldfish found in the Netherlands in 2008
that was 48cm long. They can get quite large.
Blue and yellow, not the right answer here.
You dismissed that as the wrong answer but for the wrong reason.
You were singing the song, which is unconnected to the order
of the rainbow. One of the best ways of remembering the order of the
colours in the rainbow is "Richard of York gave battle in vain",
giving you red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.
And the correct answer here is blue and indigo.
Let's look at the other wrong answer on the board, then. Speeding up.
Again, you had a little bit of information about musical terms.
You thought that allegro might be something to do with it.
Allegro does mean fast but it's not speeding up.
The correct answer is slowing down.
Accelerando would be speeding up.
A little knowledge goes a long way.
-Yeah, we knew that(!)
Yeah, no, you're applying the little bits of knowledge you had there
very, very effectively. Great stuff.
We can see one number up in the code.
Two slots left to fill.
Two numbers down, 5 and 9.
What's it going to be? Paul, are you choosing?
Yes. I'll go for number 7, please, Matt.
Number 7, let's see.
Is the number 7 there in the code?
Let's have a look. Is it in the first box?
No number 7. Is it there in the third box?
-Here we go.
Oh! We are really flying now.
This is really exciting.
Two numbers in your code.
Only three gone from the keypad, though.
Amazing. Hasn't been done this series in four digits.
That's the good news.
The slightly worse news is that we have arrived very early
at the trickiest part of the quiz.
Now we see three answers, but we only get to see the questions
one at a time before we have to commit and decide,
are they wrong or are they right?
Every little bit of knowledge you've got here could be really crucial.
If you are ready, Steve, Damien, Paul,
let's have a look at your next three answers.
Only one of those answers is correct.
That's the one we are trying to find, as always.
The order in which you choose these now is critical.
-What do you reckon?
-Only one copy could be...
-It could be anything.
-It could be anything.
-Again, is it a phrase?
-Is it a phrase?
-I don't know.
-Indian could be anything.
Indian could be... Yeah.
And haggis is maybe what are the ingredients of a haggis?
I don't know if you guys know that.
It's got lung in it.
It's got everything in it.
Um... I'm really not sure, fellas.
I think we've just got to pump one out and have a go.
-Go for haggis.
-No, I'd go for another one, apart from that.
-Shall we go for Indian?
-Go for Indian?
Indian, go on. Let's go for Indian.
-We'll go for Indian.
-The question behind Indian, please.
I'm pretty sure this is Pacific.
-I'm 100% sure.
-It is Pacific, isn't it?
-They do the crossing the line ceremony,
don't they? And I've seen it on...
Michael Palin, Around The World.
I'm sure it was in the Pacific.
It's something like a 20-hour time difference between Hawaii and
I think it's Auckland or something.
-That's where the line is between.
Yeah. Happy with that.
-So that's Pacific.
-OK, so at this stage,
what we have to decide is, is that the correct answer
or do we want to discard that and get rid of it?
We're going to discard that as an incorrect answer.
Out of the game.
Thank you, Michael Palin.
-One of the other two, then, we're saying must be correct?
Which one do you want to open next?
-You love that haggis.
-We've got to think...
-I want to go only one copy.
-Go on, then.
-Only one copy.
-Only one copy.
We're going to look at the question behind only one copy.
-I've heard this.
-I've got a very funny...
-I think this is the right answer, isn't it?
-I've heard this.
It was just gut instinct.
-I think it's right.
I think that is right.
-That's too modern for me.
It was in my gut as soon as it came up.
I've read it somewhere. I have read it.
-It's one of those things that just sticks for no reason.
There's only one copy of that album.
-We're going to go with that.
-I'm happy with that.
-Yes, you go with it?
-OK. We're going to lock in only one copy
-as our correct answer.
A lot of confidence about that.
-I wouldn't say that much.
Well, as much as there can be.
Let's now open the question behind haggis
and see how that makes you feel.
-I'm still no wiser...
-..to be honest with you.
-I wouldn't have a clue.
-Could be anything.
It is academic at this stage.
-Could be whisky.
-You've locked in your correct answer.
-Are you glad you didn't open that one earlier?
OK. Right, now, this is exciting.
This is our chance to enter our fourth digit on the keypad
for what could be the final number in your code.
The fastest anyone's done it this series.
Is only one copy the correct answer?
-Well done, lads.
Good work. Lesley.
Yes, you were very brave here with the combination of instinct
and information. Some remembered facts about the question
that you could see. Only one copy.
The question says unique and it is indeed unique.
Bought for 2 million by Martin Skrelli, a pharma executive.
He's not allowed to profit from it until 2103,
though he can play it at parties.
Everyone has to go round to his house to listen to that music.
Indian not the right answer.
Yes, you said the right answer almost straightaway, Damien.
The correct answer is Pacific.
It runs roughly along the 180 degree line,
which is a mirror of the 0 degree line, the prime meridian.
Haggis not the right answer.
You couldn't think of a plausible answer to this one.
If you can, it's worth a Lesley point.
-I thought whisky.
-Whisky not correct.
-It is awarded at the World Porridge Making Championships.
A spurtle is something that you stir porridge with.
And the Golden Spurtle is given to someone who wins that award.
Well done and best of luck with the number in the code.
-Thank you, Lesley.
Who knew? Porridge, eh?
What a fantastic event that must be.
I'll put it in my diary for next year.
Now, here we go.
That's what's on the table here.
The odds are one in seven.
So think very, very carefully,
to try and establish which number it is that's still remaining.
What feels right up there?
-You go for it, dude. You choose.
-Go on, then.
We trust you.
I think I'm going to go for number 2.
We want a code of 2-9-7.
Who is going to join me at the safe?
-Go on, Steve.
Steve, Damien, Paul, you've chosen the number 2.
If 2 is the final number in your code today,
you will be going home with £4,000.
How does that sound?
-Sounds good to me.
-Pretty good, yeah.
Steve, if you're ready, punch in the number.
Round and round it goes, we're looking for 2-9-7.
If 2's the last number,
the door will swing open on £4,000 and we are out of here!
No messing around.
If not, we have to have another go.
So is it there? Is the final number in the code a number 2?
It's not. It was a long shot.
It was a long shot, we can have another go.
Bad luck, mate.
You're playing really well, guys.
You've arrived at a very tough part of the quiz very early on.
It's unlikely to be that easy, isn't it?
But, listen, you are making mincemeat of the questions so far.
Let's just keep doing it that way.
Are you ready for your next three answers?
-OK, here they come.
Well, Penelope Pitstop...
-Wow. Well, Penelope Pitstop...
-Yeah, Wacky Races.
-Wacky Races, yeah.
-Try that one?
-Start with what we know best, then.
We're going to open the question behind Penelope Pitstop.
No. No, it's too early.
Too early. Far too early.
I reckon it's Betty Boop.
-Either that or...
-Or Minnie Mouse or something.
-It's not Penelope Pitstop.
-It's way too early for Penelope Pitstop.
-What do we want to do with that?
-Discard that one.
-We're going to discard that
as an incorrect answer.
OK, that's out of play now.
So, which one next?
What do you think, fellas?
-We'll Meet Again?
-We'll Meet Again.
-We'll Meet Again.
The question behind We'll Meet Again, please.
-Do you know it?
-It's definitely a World War II song, isn't it?
-It's definitely a World War II song.
-Yeah, it is Vera Lynn.
Do you know if it was composed by Noel Coward or not?
-There's no trick questions, is there?
The song name meets the kind of era that it was around in.
Yeah. Vera Lynn.
During the Blitz, when we were getting absolutely hammered.
Yeah. And everyone was everywhere, weren't they?
It makes sense to me.
I think discarding it would be a bit crazy, just in case.
Me too. I think that's the most better-sounding one so far.
We need to lock in one of those as our correct answer.
Which one's it going to be?
We're going to go for We'll Meet Again.
-You are going to lock in We'll Meet Again as our correct answer.
OK. Now it's locked in,
we can't change that but we can have a look at the question
behind One Day.
-Haven't got a Scooby-Doo.
-No. No. Not a clue.
-Not a Scooby.
-Absolutely not a clue.
OK. Looking at those three there,
would you still have picked the one that you went for?
-I think so.
-Yeah. I think so, Matt, yeah.
Well, that's as much as we can ask for at the moment.
But we need to know if We'll Meet Again is the correct answer.
To get the chance to enter another digit into the keypad to see if it's
there in the code, to complete their code, and take away £4,000,
is We'll Meet Again the correct answer?
I can't believe it.
-I can't believe it. I thought you were there.
Let's find out which one is correct.
-It was that one.
-It was One Day.
It was One Day.
The one we had no idea about.
-Couldn't have... We wouldn't have guessed that.
Wouldn't have guessed it. OK.
-That's right. One Day, 15th July, 1988,
the two characters meet up on that day in subsequent years.
We'll Meet Again not the correct answer.
Paul, you were wondering whether We'll Meet Again
was written by Noel Coward. It wasn't.
Best associated with Vera Lynn,
We'll Meet Again was composed in 1939.
The correct answer, composed, as you said, in the Blitz.
While Noel Coward was on a railway platform feeling quite nostalgic
he had the idea for the song London Pride.
The tune partly based on Deutschland Uber Alles.
Penelope Pitstop not the right answer.
Damien, you came in with the correct answer here, which is Betty Boop,
the jazz flapper.
Very bad luck. You played extremely well.
Lots of good information. Excellent instinct.
But you just came up against something that caught you out.
Yeah, and I've got to say, guys,
I think you were unlucky with the numbers. Made such early progress
and then end up at the trickiest part of the quiz.
We'll never know what it really is you do for a living.
It's just too exciting for us.
What was the number you were going to choose next?
Let's just find out if we had a lot more work to do.
-We'd have gone for 3.
The number 3. Let's see if 3 was the last number in your code.
-0. So you had a little way to go there still.
A lot of work to do. Steve, Damien and Paul,
I'm afraid you have failed to crack the code,
and so, unfortunately, you have to leave the game.
-Lovely to meet you, guys.
-Steve, take care.
-Cheers, thanks, Matt.
-Cheers, Paul. Bye-bye.
Yes, Team Flying Squirrel on their way to their secret destination.
Where is it?
But their loss is our next contestants' gain
because the jackpot goes higher.
So let's meet the next person hoping to crack the code.
Cornelius, how are you?
-I'm very well, Matt.
-Lovely to meet you.
-Lovely to be here.
Lovely to meet you. Now, I know you're from North Yorkshire.
-Is that where you're from originally?
-I was born in London
and I stayed in the Home Counties until I was 25, 26.
And what do you do in Yorkshire?
I teach mathematics at a boarding school.
Right. I have to say, your name is magnificent.
Is there a story behind that?
Why are you a Cornelius rather than anything else?
I was named after my dad and he was named after his dad.
So I'm aware of three Corneliuses in my family.
Are they Cornelii? Is that the plural?
-How would you describe them?
-It would be Cornelii.
-Cornelius would be second declension masculine.
Well, not just maths, Latin as well!
And what do you like to do when you're not teaching?
I like to listen to 1970s pop and I very much like cinema.
I work as a volunteer at our local cinema.
Right. And tell me, a love of film, is there
a classic that I should have seen that maybe has slipped me by
-at some point?
-Well, my favourite films are horror,
so if I were to recommend a horror film to you,
it would be John Carpenter's 1982 version of The Thing.
A fantastic choice.
Yes. I shall put it on my list.
Cornelius, it's wonderful to have you with us here.
-And we wish you all the very best.
Unfortunately for the team that came before you,
they didn't win the jackpot after a really good early start.
Not great news for them but terrific news for you because it means £500
is added to the safe, making a total of £4,500.
That would come in handy, would it?
-Just a bit, yes.
-What would your plans be for that money?
As a teacher, I've only ever had sensible cars all my lifetime,
so I'd like to grow old disgracefully
and buy something a bit faster.
OK, right. Right, what we want to get, Cornelius, is a Ferrari.
Is that what we're looking at?
That would be nice although I think 4,500 may be a little short.
Yes, only two wheels on it, I think, something like that.
Let's reset the code.
Are you ready, Cornelius?
-Ready and willing.
Let's have a look at your first three answers.
Here they come.
We'll start at the top, with the question behind 12.
I believe there are 16, so I would have thought that's wrong.
You've got an instinct on that, a feeling on that,
but let's see the question behind Shane MacGowan, please.
That's a reference to Fairytale Of New York,
but as to when Shane MacGowan's birthday is, I'm not sure.
It could well be right.
OK. We'll open the question behind lungs.
The eyes are affected by conjunctivitis,
so the bottom one is false.
OK. So the three there that we have,
which one would you like to lock in as a correct answer?
I'm convinced there are 16 digits on the long number on a debit card,
so I'd like to lock in Shane MacGowan, please, the middle one.
We'd like to lock in Shane MacGowan as our correct answer.
There we go. It's locked in.
If it is correct, if Shane MacGowan was born on Christmas Day,
it will give Cornelius his first chance to enter a digit
into the code to see if it sticks.
Is Shane MacGowan the correct answer?
It is. Well done. Lesley.
Yes, well done, Cornelius, you remembered Fairytale Of New York,
which is the song referred to in the question.
Shane MacGowan born 25th December, 1957.
Excellent work with the wrong answers there.
You knew 12 wasn't correct.
You said 16, and 16 is indeed the correct answer.
They're usually formatted on the credit card in four groups of four.
Lungs not the right answer to the bottom question.
You gave the correct answer, which is eyes.
Well done, Cornelius, we're in a stage where we can choose
the numbers from the keypad to fit into the code.
Is there a mathematical way to approach this?
At this stage, no.
OK. Which one would you like to go for?
-Lucky number 7.
Is it there in our code?
Let's have a look. Is it there in the first box?
No. Is it there in the second box?
No number 7. Is it there in the third and final box?
No number 7.
Are you happy, Cornelius, to move on and look at the next three answers?
-OK. Here we go.
We'll start at the very top. The question behind nylon.
I've no real inkling on this.
I'm sure they have a name for Spandex,
but I don't think it is nylon, but I'll carry on thinking, if I may.
OK. Of course.
Let's have a look at the question meanwhile behind George Patton.
I believe George Patton was
nicknamed Blood and Guts, I believe.
I thought that Rommel was the Desert Fox.
So I would have thought, before I see the third question,
I would have thought the second one is false.
OK. We'll have a look at the question behind sherry.
My understanding is sherry is named after the Spanish word Jerez,
so I believe the last one is correct,
which would mean that nylon is wrong.
Would you like to lock that in?
I'd like to lock in sherry as the correct answer.
If it goes green,
he gets the chance to choose another digit from the keypad.
Is sherry our correct answer?
Good stuff. Well done, Cornelius.
-Another clean sweep through the questions here.
Yes, sherry, Jerez, sherry is an Anglicised version of that name,
as you remembered. Nylon not the right answer.
Spandex is an anagram of...
-Expands, exactly right.
And the correct answer, not nylon,
you remembered that nylon was the wrong answer but you couldn't think
of the correct answer, which is Lycra.
Both nylon and Lycra associated with Dupont.
George Patton the wrong answer.
You remembered George Patton's nickname, Old Blood and Guts.
He had other nicknames.
-The correct answer, exactly as you said, Erwin Rommel.
Well done. Nothing in the code so far.
-Which one next?
-May I try 5, please?
The number five. Is it there in our code?
Let's have a look. In the first box...
No number 5. Is it there in the second box?
No. Is it there in the third and final box?
Still no numbers there in the code.
7 and 5 gone.
You happy about that?
I'm happy about the level I'm playing at, thank you.
Yes, yes. I'm sure you are.
Let's have a look at your next three answers.
We'll start at the top as before, with the question behind Casablanca.
Casablanca did win best film Oscar.
Bogart didn't win an Oscar, and... Yeah, I think
that's probably right but I'd be very grateful to see the other two.
OK, well, we can do that at this stage.
The question behind beaver.
I thought... I thought that was stoat,
so I believe the second one is incorrect.
It's ringing false for you, is it?
-OK. Now, the question behind 75%.
You need, I think, an IQ of 140 or thereabouts to be a member of Mensa.
And I thought only... I thought only...
somewhere between five and 1%, I thought,
so you have to be higher than at least 95%,
so I believe the last one is false.
OK. We're going to lock in one of those as the correct answer.
Where's your gut, your intellect, steering you?
I believe it's Casablanca, the top one.
There it is. Locked in.
This is so that Cornelius can go back in front of class
with his head held high.
Is Casablanca our correct answer?
-Well worked through. Well worked through, Cornelius.
-Yes, Casablanca the correct answer.
You said that Bogart didn't win an Oscar for that film
and you were right to say so. Casablanca, 1942, Chicago, 2002.
Beaver not the correct answer.
Ermine rang a bell for you with a stoat.
That is the correct answer.
Ermine also a fur worn by royalty and others.
75% not the correct answer.
You were very close with your idea of roughly 95%.
The correct answer is 98%,
ie the top 2%, one in 50 people.
Yes, thank you, Lesley. Being very mathematically precise.
Yes, very... I'm very precise.
Cornelius is very precise. You're dealing with these questions...
-There's only one way to be.
I'll leave you two to get on with it.
No, that is definitely the way to be, and
it gives you the chance to choose another digit from the keypad.
5 and 7 have gone.
Which one would you like to try next?
I'm going along that backward diagonal so now I'll try number 3.
We are forming patterns as we go. The number 3.
Is it going to be there in our code?
Let's have a look in the first box.
Ooh. We've got one.
-You sound so disappointed.
-I should be happy but
-I was enjoying this level, sorry.
As you have spotted, we now move to a trickier stage of the quiz,
where you see all three answers but this time only two questions
before you have to commit. Are you ready?
-I think so too.
Let's have a look at your next three answers.
Now it becomes important the order in which you open these questions.
May I try change?
Change. We'll open the question behind change.
I'm glad I chose this.
It was released... I think it was the very first ever Sport Relief
and they changed the word rule to run,
so it became Everybody Wants To Run The World.
That feels to you like an incorrect answer.
That to me feels very wrong.
Well, we don't have to make a decision just yet.
We can open one of the other two answers to have a look.
Scotland is such a big category, isn't it? It could be anything.
So I think I'll have to go for houses.
The question behind houses, please.
I'm glad I chose that one too.
I believe biremes and triremes are boats or ships,
not houses. I believe biremes, was it two rowers or two oars,
and triremes had three?
So I believe those two are both wrong
and if I've got to lock in a correct answer,
I believe it will be Scotland.
You'd like to lock in Scotland.
Please, may I?
Now it's locked in and we can't change it,
we can open it and have a look at the question,
see how it makes us feel.
Certainly, Andrew was one of the Apostles,
-so I think this is looking good.
-So, looking at all three there,
that's the one you would have chosen if you could have seen them
-all at the same time.
-If I'd seen all three in round one,
-I would still have gone for Scotland.
-OK. Three down already.
One up there in the code.
Is Scotland our correct answer?
And again, very good.
Very confident, Cornelius.
-Yes, very confident play.
Not only giving us the correct answer, Scotland,
but also knowing the correct answers to the other questions as well.
St Andrew the patron saint of Scotland.
Crucified on a diagonal cross, hence the flag of Scotland.
Houses not the right answer here.
You knew this one. You were all over this question.
You knew that it was ships.
The bi and tri parts of the name referring to the number of oars.
Change not correct here.
Once again, coming in with the correct answer,
as well as dismissing that as wrong.
The right answer there, associated with Sport Aid, is run.
You are playing very well. Keeping my eye on you.
Let's see if you can get some more numbers in the code.
Keeping an eye on you. So far, all ticks.
An A star, I think.
-And best behaviour from me.
It is not A star yet.
Not A star yet. Oh, dear. There's still a little way to go.
-Room for improvement.
-OK. So, Cornelius, there we go.
Three numbers been taken now from the keypad.
3, 5, 7.
What would you like to try next?
Lesley just mentioned St Andrew's flag having a diagonal cross,
so may I take a 1?
Right. We are going to try and form the saltire, are we?
The number 1. Is it there in your code?
Is it there in the second box?
No number 1 there. How about in the third and final box?
No number 1 there either.
So, four numbers down.
I'm sure you've worked that out.
That would be very basic.
But great progress.
Let's have a look at your next three answers.
The order you choose them crucial.
I'm an Arsenal fan, so I'm sorry, I can't possibly go for Liverpool.
-How dare you!
So, Cherie Blair.
I would have thought that was Samantha Cameron.
I would have thought. I'm sure she launched a fashion label
with some name. I wouldn't have been able to name Cefinn for you, though,
so I have a feeling that's false.
OK, we can open one other before we have to commit.
Above ground, please.
Your rabbit knowledge...
I know that...
I know that rabbits live in burrows.
But because it says unusually, above ground is certainly a possibility.
-The more I think about it,
the more I think Cherie Blair is false anyway.
I don't know what the Liverpool answer is,
and I don't know much about cottontail rabbits.
So because it says unusually, it's not going to be
in a canal or anything like that, so...
I suppose it could be trees, I suppose, couldn't it?
But there are no trick questions,
so, may I lock in above ground as true?
OK. Your first uncharacteristic wobble, I'd say there.
Not completely confident about that one.
I'm not, no. It's not underground, anyway.
But that's the only clue from the question.
OK. Will this be punishment for failing to open
the Liverpool question, Cornelius? And supporting Arsenal.
First time you brought a prejudice to the table here.
-OK, let's have a look at the question behind Liverpool.
There's a number of important art galleries in the north of England.
Whether it's in Leeds or Liverpool or Manchester, I don't know.
Even after seeing the third question,
I'm still not clear on what the right answer is.
If you'd seen all of those three questions together,
which one would you have gone for?
I would partially have considered the second one.
OK. Well, Cornelius, we don't want to lose you just yet.
You're playing brilliantly.
We want above ground to be the correct answer.
We want it to go green.
Is above ground our correct answer?
Don't do this to me!
I'm not doing... I'm not doing anything, Cornelius,
-you're doing it to yourself.
Don't worry. And relax.
-And relax. And calm.
-Yes, deep breaths.
-Above ground the correct answer.
This was your first shaky set of questions.
You weren't entirely confident.
But reading the question, noticing the word unusually,
being aware that rabbits normally live in burrows,
but unusually for rabbits, where would they live,
couldn't think of a plausible alternative,
so above ground had to be the correct answer.
Cherie Blair not the right answer for this one.
Again, you gave us the correct answer, Samantha Cameron.
You weren't sure that that was right but it was indeed Samantha Cameron
who founded that fashion label.
She'd previously been the creative director of Smythson.
The Liverpool question may have tripped you up
if you'd opened this one first because
you weren't too sure where the Whitworth Art Gallery is.
It's in Manchester.
In 2003, paintings by Van Gogh, Picasso and Gauguin were stolen,
later found rolled up in a public loo.
-Was it a gents or a ladies?
-I don't know.
I don't know if it was a gents or a ladies.
I suspect the gents. But...
Van Gogh, rolled up in a public toilet.
Who'd have thought it? Well, Cornelius, here we go.
We are rounding the halfway mark here.
Four numbers already gone.
You get to choose another one now.
Which one do you want to try next?
To complete the saltire, may I have number 9?
Number 9...must be up there in our code.
Is it there in the second box?
It's not. Is the number nine up there in the third and final box?
No number 9,
but five numbers down...
So far and no further.
Unfortunately, for today at least, Cornelius,
because that sound means we have come to the end of the show.
A little wobble there at the end.
But can you carry on, do you think?
I've got the opportunity to regroup and come back refreshed,
-ready for tomorrow.
-Hydrate, relax, rest, and come back, Cornelius,
and I'm sure you're going to do brilliantly.
Can't wait to see how you do.
Lesley, thank you so much for all of your fantastic knowledge.
You're very welcome. Yes, impressive play.
Top of the class, Cornelius.
I'm looking forward to you doing well tomorrow.
-Please join us tomorrow to find out if Cornelius can
work his way to unlocking the safe and taking home £4,500.
Thank you so much for watching and goodbye.
Work colleagues Steve, Damien and Paul from the West Midlands find out if they have what it takes to crack the code and win the cash. Will their breadth of knowledge help them taking home the prize or will another Â£500 be added to the pot for the next lucky team?