APPLAUSE Hello, there. I’m Richard Osman. Welcome along to House Of Games.
You made it through the week. It is Friday. It’s the weekend. But before the weekend,
one final thing to do and that’s work out
who is going to walk away with this extraordinary trophy. Four contestants have been
battling it out all week. Let’s meet them once again. They are Lou Sanders, the Reverend Richard Coles, Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock and Lord Stuart Maconie
at the end there. Welcome, welcome, welcome. Now, shall we take a look
at the leaderboard immediately? Let’s do that. It is double points Friday, though, which means there’s eight points
for a win, six for second, four for third and two for last
place, so anybody could still win. Richard, one point behind Stuart. Yes. You could win the trophy. I’ve just been nestled in Stuart’s
slipstream for nearly 30 years now and I have to say
it’s a good place to be. Maggie, you won on Wednesday. Yes. Any tactics for this Friday?
Yes, I think relax. I think I overthink it.
I’m, like, “Ooh, ooh, ooh,” and it’s all going on in my head,
so I think just sort of chill. Can I just say, from the nation, that, as one of our leading
space scientists, I’m glad you overthink things. It feels, to me,
like what you should be doing. In the day job, yeah. I mean, a stand-up comic
or TV presenter, we can underthink
and no-one really minds. I’m just here for the biccies. Yeah, just here for the biccies,
exactly right. Stuart Maconie,
two wins so far this week and top of the leaderboard as well.
Yeah. You’ve taken home
a couple of nice prizes too – the House Of Games smoking jacket
and, yesterday, House Of Games fondue set. Shall we take a look
at today’s prizes? OK. Yes. Here they are. There’s a House Of Games deckchair,
House Of Games slippers, House Of Games eau de Cologne,
the action doll and, of course, the lovely
House Of Games sparkling wine. What of those would you go for,
Stuart, if you were to win today? The aftershave. I’d dab a bit of
that eau de Cologne behind each ear before I put the smoking jacket on before I invited someone
round for fondue. The evening is going to go
with a swing. What I would say is don’t let it
come in contact with the skin in any way whatsoever.
OK, all right. Or the fondue. Lou, if you were to win… You’re the only person
who hasn’t won this week. Yes. It would be such a Rocky style
end to the week, if you won one. What would you go for?
I would go for the doll and I would just hope
that it retains some value. You know, when people
have got those dolls and they sell them in 50 years’
time. So, keep it in the box. In the box. That’s the key. Make
sure you put air holes in there. But what’s going to happen is
I’m going to keep it in the box and one of these idiots
is going to win. One of these idiots might
well win it, you never know. Shall we find out who’s going to win
this week’s House Of Games? Let’s do it. Round one today is… We’re going to show you two clues and the answers are spoonerisms
of each other. You know spoonerisms –
like Lou Sanders, Sue Landers. Yes. That’s how this works, a spoonerism.
Fingers on buzzers, everybody. Or bingers on fuzzers.
I got it. Thank you. Here’s your first roonerspism.
What are the two answers here? Yes, Stuart? Hop tat and Top Hat? Is it hop tat and Top Hat? Well done. Very clever. APPLAUSE Next one. Yes, Stuart? Bo Peep and Po beep. Bo Peep, Po beep is
the right answer. Well done. Little Bo Peep and Po
from the Teletubbies making a beep. Beautiful. Next one. And what is this? Yes, Lou?
I know that’s a jump-start, OK. Jump-start… BEEP It is not. Stuart? Bat flattery and flat battery.
Oh, very good. That’s right. Well done. Next one. What are
these roonerspisms, please? Yes, Richard?
Party mellow, Marti Pellow. Marti Pellow, party mellow, well
done. A relaxed social gathering. Marti Pellow, party mellow.
Next one. And what is this song? # Hey, kids, shake it loose together # The spotlight’s hitting something # That’s been known to change
the weather… # Yes, Richard? Um, it’s Jenny Bet and Bennie Jet. Incorrect, I’m afraid.
I need the full answer. Stuart? Jenny and the bets
and Bennie And The Jets. Is the right answer. APPLAUSE Next question. That is Stuart. A pack of lies and a lack of pies. RICHARD LAUGHS That’s a good one. Both of those things you don’t want,
right? Neither, no. Next clue. Yes, Richard?
Sandie Shaw and shandy sore. Is the right answer. APPLAUSE Last one in this round.
Quinal festion. And who is this? Yes, Richard? It is… ..Mark Steel and Stark meal.
Mark Steel, Stark meal? Very good. Very impressive. Let’s take a look at the scores,
shall we, at the end of round one? Friday’s House Of Games. We’re going to find
our champion today. Lou and Maggie, slow off the mark. Stuart, early leader. APPLAUSE He knows his spoonerisms, that boy.
Yeah. Round two on Friday’s House Of Games
is going to be a pairs round, but what pairs round
is it going to be? It is… This is a pairs game. The player in last place
gets to choose their partner. Lou and Maggie,
you’re both in last place. Maggie, would you like to choose? Well, I’m happy to stay here,
if that’s… Why don’t I stay with the guy
with the most points? As it happens. You know what? Really, really good
of you, Maggie. Thank you so much. That will… Isn’t that classy
of her? You’re staying with Stuart. That means, Richard and Lou, you’re
staying together as well. Yes! Before the show, I asked all of you
to text me an answer, but only using emojis. Your partner has to guess
what that answer is. So, let’s see the category
we gave you. So, they’re all British sitcoms. Lou, we will start with you. Richard sent me a clue to a sitcom, but which sitcom was this
the clue to? Girls On Top? Was that a sitcom? Hang on, hang on, hang on. Er… Oh, like, Ab Fab, maybe.
Yeah, Ab Fab, I think. You’re going to say Absolutely
Fabulous? Richard, is she right? She’s right. She’s right, well done. Well done, Richard. Well done, Lou. Stuart, you are now going
to have to decipher these emojis which Maggie sent to me. OK. She’s describing a British sitcom,
but which British sitcom? Oh!
LOU: That’s easy. That’s so easy! Well, I prefer to say
that it’s brilliant. Yes. Yeah. That’s so good! Really well done.
You can tell you’re a scientist. That’s like the minimum
of information you needed. That is. I think that’s One Foot
In The Grave. I think it is as well. Is it One Foot In The Grave?
It’s One Foot In The Grave. Wow! Beautifully done.
That’s really good! Good to see that there’s a coffin emoji.
I send that a lot. A coffin emoji! Actually, you must. I have had a coffin emoji
from a funeral director. Coffin, coffin, coffin.
No, just saying, “Please arrange this funeral,”
with a coffin emoji. Really? Yeah. Wow! Richard, you now have to guess a British sitcom
from a British comedian. Let’s just say some of them are
easier to do than others, OK? Lou, what sitcom are you describing
to Richard here? Oh, I think I know. Is it The IT Crowd? Yes! The IT Crowd, well done. A crowd. Yes. Oh, that’s really good. Everyone’s been brilliant so far. It’s very impressive.
Now all that will change. LAUGHTER Maggie, Stuart has sent me
a British sitcom. Right. Which British sitcom
is he hinting at here? It’s obviously three old men,
one old woman and a glass of wine. LOU: Oh, that’s good!
It’s very good. Tough to do. Last Of The Summer Wine. Yeah!
Last Of The Summer Wine, Stuart? It is. Beautifully played, everybody. And I would have put a little sun
in before the wine. I realise that now. Or a coffin. LAUGHTER That is the end of that round, and a perfectly played round,
might I say. Beautifully described and
beautifully guessed by everybody. Now, let’s take a look at the score
at the end of that round on Friday’s House Of Games. Stuart, still with a two-point lead. Three rounds to go
in this week’s House Of Games. Three rounds before we give away
this trophy. Round three today is… In this show, we can make questions
out of anything, including the letters of your names. That’s what we’re going to do
in this round. We’re going to give you
a series of questions and the answers are all somewhere
in one of your names. If you give me a correct answer,
you get one point. If you get a correct answer
based on the letters of YOUR name, you’ll get two points. The first two questions will be
based on the letters in the name Lou Sanders.
So, one point for a correct answer, but two points
if Lou gets one of these two. Yes, Stuart? Era? Is it era? BEEP It’s not, I’m afraid. It’s in there but it’s not that.
Come on, Maggie. A thousand million years. That’s the kind of stuff
you can deal with though, isn’t it? Oh, yeah, on the astronomical scale,
that’s nothing. But a term for it out of… Hm… No-one? No. What is the answer? Well done if you said eon at home.
Next one based on “Lou Sanders”. Lou, you get two points for this
if you get it. One point for anyone else. Yes, that is Richard. Slander. Slander. Is it slander? It is slander. Well done. APPLAUSE The next two, it’s Richard Coles. So, all of these answers are based
on the letters in “Richard Coles”, but what are they? Yes, Richard, for two points? Archer. It is Archer. Well done. Very impressive. Next one, based on the letters
in “Richard Coles”. Colesy again. Calories. Have you got “calories”
in your name? He has indeed. Well done. That was high-scoring stuff. MAGGIE: It was fast. You got both
of them on your own name. Four points. I had an espresso. Oh, that’s what’ll do it.
Maggie, your name next. So, all of these answers
are in “Maggie Aderin-Pocock”. One point for anyone,
two points if it’s Maggie. Maggie? Dopamine. Dopamine? Oh, brilliant! Oh, how about that?! What a lovely thing
to have in your name, “dopamine”. Actually,
if you take “Margaret Aderin”, in there is “rare radiant gem”. LOU: Aw! That’s nice. I hope that’s not the next clue. No! That’s Maggie and it’s Pocock,
so I think you’re safe. So, you’ve got “dopamine”. What else
have you got? Here’s the next one. Maggie? Pacemaker. No way have you got “pacemaker”
in your name! Wow! No way! Yes. That’s great! “Dopamine” and “pacemaker”. And four points for you as well.
You got both of those. Stuart. Last two in this round are based
on the name Stuart Maconie. One point for anyone, two points
for Stuart if you can get these. That is Richard. Minotaur. Is it Minotaur? Wow! It is Minotaur. Well done. Last question of this round. One point for anyone, two points
for Stuart if you can get it. Yes, that is Stuart.
Tenacious. Tenacious. Great stuff! APPLAUSE Well done.
That’s the end of that round. Some very high scoring in that
round, very high scoring indeed. Let’s take a look
at the leaderboard. Two rounds to go, two rounds
before we give away our trophy. APPLAUSE Well played. Wow! Two rounds to go. It is
double points Friday as well. Round four today is… Now, our question writers
are very much the heroes of House Of Games.
They really do an incredible job and I think they work too hard. So, every now and again,
I like to give them a day off, and that’s what we’ve done here. So, they have got,
they genuinely have got their children to write
the questions in this round. Lou, we’ll start with you. Choose a child and you’ll get
the question that they wrote. They’ve all written a question. Choose one of them
and you’ll get their question. MAGGIE: And that’s their ages? LOU: Oh, OK. So, Nola, three. She’ll
be on the same level as me, I think. Aw, that’s a nice way to start the
round. So, you’re going with Nola? Yeah. This is Nola’s question
for you, Lou. LAUGHTER I want to know the answer to this.
Yes. I also want some extra information.
So, Lou, does Anthony like bananas? My theory is either Anthony
blooming loves bananas or hates them
and is allergic to them, otherwise why is she talking
about bananas? It certainly is a thing, I think.
Anthony could be a monkey. That’s interesting. Yes, I think
maybe yes. Kids are positive. So, does Anthony like bananas? BEEP He doesn’t. Richard? Anthony DOES like bananas.
No, that’s what Lou said. That, I have to say, given there
was only one possible answer and you still got it wrong,
is quite good going. Richard, that is incorrect. BEEP Stuart, let’s clear this up
once and for all. Yeah. Does Anthony like bananas? OK. It’s quite difficult to get
your head round at first glance, isn’t it? LAUGHTER There are a lot of variables here,
for sure. It’s possible it’s a third answer, but I’m going to say
Anthony doesn’t like bananas. So, Stuart, you said he doesn’t like
bananas. Yeah. Is that right? Does Anthony not like bananas? All the kids have written me
a little note after the question. Nola, that’s
a very, very good question. She says, “Anthony is my uncle.
He doesn’t like bananas but I do.” Richard,
who would you like to go for? Well, I’m going to go for
Kheppie, who’s nine. So, nine-year-old Kheppie
has written a question. Let’s take a look
at what that question is. That’s a good question, Kheppie. Well, I am quietly confident,
Kheppie, that you’ve handed me a point here,
because the famous singer who’s the author of Lightning Girl
is Brunnhilde the Valkyrie. STUART LAUGHS Is the answer
Brunnhilde the Valkyrie? BEEP Do you know it’s not? It is not. Anybody else? Stuart? Taylor Swift. Is it Taylor Swift? BEEP Kheppie, laughing at you at home.
Maggie? I can’t pronounce her name
very well. That’s OK. Aria… Ariari Grande. Are you going to say Ariana Grande?
Yes. BEEP It is not. Lou? Katy Perry. I don’t know. BEEP
It’s not. Did you get this at home? Well done, Kheppie.
You fooled every single one of them. Let’s take a look.
What was the answer? Alesha Dixon. Kheppie says, “I wrote this question
because I’m a big fan of the books.” Now, Maggie,
who would you like to go for? So, I think I’ll go for Sol,
aged seven. Sol, aged seven. Sol has a question for you, Maggie,
and it is this. Presenters…
Hm, that’s a good question. It’s a very good question. They get children
in or famous people. I’m going to go for
The Dog Ate My Homework. Is it The Dog Ate My Homework? It’s not. BEEP Richard? Blue Peter. Is it Blue Peter, Sol?
Let’s take a look. It is. Well done. Yes! Sol wrote this question.
Very good question, Sol. And he says to me, his notes are, “I don’t watch it much
but I know that this is true.” Yeah. That’s good,
that’s good research. Well done. That’s so cute. Stuart,
who would you like to go for? OK, I’m using a bit of logic
here that tells me that I will not be aware
of the world of ten-year-olds, so I’m going to go for Raphael, six. Raphael, six. Raphael, your question
is about to come up here. What is it? Right. Well… Would you accept the answer… I know what you’re going to say.
..King William? I would assume not. OK. If you won’t have that…
William the Conqueror. You think it’s William the
Conqueror. Is that the right answer? BEEP It is not. Richard? I think it’s William IV.
Let’s take a look. Absolutely right. Raphael, thank you for these.
Raphael, he says, “I learned about Silly Billy
in a book by Tony Robinson. “It’s an amazing book. It says
that King Alfred had four brothers. “Wikipedia says three,
but that’s wrong.” Brilliant. Great work from Raphael.
Thank you for that. Lou, who are you going for?
This is a great round. Myka, seven, please. I knew you’d go for the youngest one
you possibly could. Myka, here is your question. Myka asks… I’m not…
What is half of infinity? Infinity. You think half of infinity
is infinity? It’s a trick question, isn’t it?
Is Myka tricking you? Let’s take a look.
Is half of infinity infinity? It is. Very well done. And Myka’s note is much the same
as yours, which is, “Because infinity is infinity.”
That’s brilliant at seven. That’s great at seven, isn’t it? Even thinking about these things,
contemplating the universe. Richard, who are we going for? I’m going to go for Dulcie. Dulcie. Here is Dulcie’s question for you. That, I’m going to say, is a brilliant question.
Supports Labour? I love the picture as well.
I am in awe of Dulcie. I’ve no idea, but from the picture, I’m going to say Barry Gardiner.
Is that Barry Gardiner? BEEP It is not Barry Gardiner. Dulcie, you’ve got one of them. Anybody else? Stuart? Jeremy Corbyn. Is that Jeremy Corbyn? BEEP It is not. I think I know, but I can’t remember
his name. Uh-oh. You’ve got them here, Dulcie.
I think we might be stumped. I’ll tell you Dulcie’s notes.
She says, “He is the Labour MP of Tottenham
and sometimes comes to school.” And it is… Oh, of course it is!
I couldn’t remember his name. Maggie. Yes. Who are you going to go for? I’m going to go for Dom. Here is Dom’s question. Dom, that’s hard. Yeah! I’m going to go for a type of… I’m going to go for a type of snake. For some reason,
that stuck in my mind. So you think a roborovski
is a snake. Is that right? BEEP It is not. Richard? Hamster. Is a roborovski a hamster? It sounds a tough hamster if it is. Oh, wow! It is a hamster. Very well done. Did you know that? No, but I thought, “What animal is
a ten-year-old going to be around “to know the name of?”
And I thought, “It’s a hamster.” Shall I tell you Dom’s note to me?
Please. He says, “It’s the smallest species
of hamster, the roborovski, “and I’ve got a hamster
called Titan.” Brilliant! That’s cool, especially if
it’s a little hamster called Titan. I know, small but…
Dom, thank you so much for that. Last question in this round. Stuart,
I assume you’re going to choose Sam. Sam, yeah. Come on, Sam.
Sam, what is your question? It’s going to go to Stuart. The periodic table is
one of my massive blind spots, so it would just be
a complete guess. So, I’m going to say oganesson.
Is it oganesson? It is. Very well done, Stuart. Sam says, “It’s a new element.” But he also says, “I learnt
this at school.” Brilliant. Right, that is the end
of that round. Thank you so much to the kids.
Very well played everybody. Let’s take a look at the scores,
shall we? One round to go
before we hand out our trophy. We’ve been here all week
and we are about to finish. Richard has a three-point lead. APPLAUSE One more round to go. One round
till we find our champion. That final round is going to be,
as always… At the end of this round, we are
going to be giving away that trophy. Who is going to be our champion? Double points Friday,
so eight points for a win, six points for second, and so on. Your first category
on your final Answer Smash is… The pictures will be
herbs and spices. There’ll be a clue underneath.
Smash the answers together. A point for a correct answer,
a point off for an incorrect answer. Here’s your first one. Yes, Stuart? Turmericochet. Is it turmericochet? It is, well done.
Turmeric and ricochet. That is nicely done. Next herb
or spice and the next clue. Yes, Richard? Gingerman shepherd. Is it Gingerman shepherd? Good. Ginger and German shepherd.
Well done. Next one. Yes, Stuart? Saffronnie O’Sullivan? Saffronnie O’Sullivan? You’re good! He’s right, you know.
Saffron and Ronnie O’Sullivan. Ooh. Next category. Those will be the pictures.
There’ll be a clue underneath. Stuart? Katy Perry Mason?
Is it Katy Perry Mason? It is. Katy Perry and Perry Mason. Next pop star, next clue. No-one? No. He’s from One Direction. No, I’m not going to… No. It is… Niall Horan and orangutan.
It’s good stuff. Next category. Those will be the pictures.
There’ll be a clue underneath. That is Richard. That is…um… I can’t take it. I’m so sorry. Stuart? Daddy longlegs & Company. Oh!
Is it daddy longlegs & Company? It is daddy longlegs & Co. Daddy longlegs & Company.
Well played. Next picture, next clue. KLAXON Oh! Have you thrown it away
with that last one? I might well have done.
You had a three-point lead. That’s what I normally do.
I normally throw it away at the end. And listen, we know what
the situation was before as well, so whoever’s won the show
has won the week as well. Wow! So, who has won today’s show?
Let’s take a little look at that. Oh! Stuart Maconie, by one point. Well played, sir. Oh, wow! Stuart, you have a third prize
of the week to choose. What would you like to go for? You could always donate it
to someone who hasn’t won. OK. I’m going to let Lou choose
one of those prizes. Honestly, I don’t deserve it.
I mean, we all agree on that. OK, but can I just say…
Take the doll. ..I’m very good at dancing
and I’d like the doll, please. Lou Sanders takes home a doll,
courtesy of Stuart Maconie. Very well done. Thank you. The small matter now of handing out
a trophy for the champion of this week’s House Of Games. It’s been a super-competitive week,
a great week. Some really, really good quizzing
from everybody. The winner of this week’s
House Of Games is… ..Stuart Maconie. APPLAUSE I don’t know what to say. 22 points. If you pass this along, you can have a little feel of it
on the way, see what you could have won.
It’s cheap muck. Yeah, whatever. I feel I ought to present it to you. I feel like my whole life’s
been building up to this moment. Bravo! Stuart, congratulations, sir.
Thanks, guys. Thanks, guys. Three daily wins
and the champion’s win as well. What a week. Thank you all so much.
It’s been enormous fun. Lovely having you all here.
See you again soon, I’m sure. And we’ll see you again
on the House Of Games. APPLAUSE I know where this is going. In the, um, garage. LAUGHTER In the… Is it the blue bin
or the red bin? I always forget.