Pointless

Can you identify a station from just a paving slab? Sadly, some people can
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Pointless

Post by RJSRdg » 30 Jan 2021, 00:43

Final round on Pointless this (Friday) afternoon. Name:

* Any Underground stations which were on the 1936 Tube map but which are not on the latest edition.
* Any Underground stations with North, South, East or West in their name [unlike the Points of the Compass Challenge, these do not need to be separate words]
* Any Underground station served by three or more lines.
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Re: Pointless

Post by roblo97 » 30 Jan 2021, 01:24

1: Aldwych
2: Eastcote
3: Mile End
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Re: Pointless

Post by RJSRdg » 30 Jan 2021, 10:31

Mile End was a Pointless answer, the other two weren't.
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Re: Pointless

Post by trains 500 » 30 Jan 2021, 11:12

i would have won with northwick park for the compass points one. (i must add i dont watch pointless, i just happened to see the last 5 mins of that episode yesterday)

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Re: Pointless

Post by Steeevooo » 01 Feb 2021, 08:57

My first thought were:
a) I wonder if they would accept stations that still exist now but had different names back then (e.g. Post Office) - is it specifically the station or the name that they are looking for?

b) Would they allow stations that appeared on the 1936 map in name on an arrow (e.g. Southend)?

c) Are they only considering London Underground stations, or more widely on the "Current Tube Map"?

Assuming no to all the above, I'll go for:
1. Northwood Hills
2. Strand
3. Euston Square

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Re: Pointless

Post by A Challenge » 02 Feb 2021, 12:27

Steeevooo wrote:
01 Feb 2021, 08:57
b) Would they allow stations that appeared on the 1936 map in name on an arrow (e.g. Southend)?

c) Are they only considering London Underground stations, or more widely on the "Current Tube Map"?
I'm assuming the pointless answers for the 1936 one will be on the lines to Southend or Aylesbury, assuming they were on that map and count, and maybe to Watford Junction, so is there a way of getting the Pointless answers list? Was Windsor on the map as well?

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Re: Pointless

Post by DavidC » 05 Feb 2021, 16:58

The relevant section starts at roughly 37m 30s into https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... episode-39 with the pointless answers given from around 42m 10s
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