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A celebrity writers edition of the quiz, with John O'Farrell, Emma Kennedy, Kathy Lette, Kate Mosse, Benjamin Zephaniah, Roger McGough, Terry Deary and Bryony Gordon.


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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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

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and welcome to this special writers edition of Pointless Celebrities,

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the show that makes big winners out of the lowest scorers.

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Let's meet today's Pointless celebrities.

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And couple number one.

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Hello, my name's Benjamin Zephaniah

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and I'm a poet and writer and I'm a troublemaker.

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LAUGHTER

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I'm Roger McGough, and I'm a poet and less of a troublemaker, I think.

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-And we're twins.

-We're twins!

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Couple number two.

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My name's Kate Mosse.

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Obviously I'm a supermodel, and in my spare time,

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I write novels and plays and nonfiction.

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And I'm Kathy Lette. I'm an author, finishing my 14th novel,

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and also, I left school at 16.

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I'm an autodidact - that's a word I taught myself, obviously -

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-so I think I should have a handicap.

-And YOU'RE a troublemaker.

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And I am a troublemaker. Yeah.

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APPLAUSE

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Couple number three.

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My name's John O'Farrell. I'm an author and a comedy scriptwriter.

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And I'm Emma Kennedy, and I'm also an author and a comedy scriptwriter.

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And finally, couple number four.

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I'm Terry Deary, I'm a children's author,

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probably best known for the books Horrible Histories

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because I'm a horrible man.

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And I'm Bryony Gordon. I am a columnist at the Telegraph

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and the author of a book called The Wrong Knickers.

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And I know nothing about history.

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-Nothing?

-Nothing.

-I don't.

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Thanks very much, all of you.

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We'll find out more about each of you throughout the show.

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

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Like your favourite pair of slippers,

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he might not be fashionable but my goodness, he's comfy.

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He's my Pointless friend. It's Richard.

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Hiya. Hi, everybody.

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Evening.

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-Good evening to you.

-Good evening.

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This is what I like to call one of our "clever people" specials.

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-Yes.

-It's all writers.

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WRITERS EXCLAIM

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All right, clever for US.

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We've had a few people on before, Benjamin's been on before...

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I'm very glad he's brought the wonderful Roger McGough with him.

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Welcome, Roger.

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Kathy's been on before as well, got through to Round Two...

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-Brought my lovely friend Kate.

-Brought Kate this time.

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-Emma has been on before, and got to the final.

-I did.

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Didn't win the jackpot,

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-but has been through to the final.

-Got the trophy.

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Got the trophy, exactly.

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Lovely to have you all along, it's going to be a cracker.

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Some great questions.

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-Let's get going.

-Oh, let's do it.

-Do you think?

-Yes.

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Thanks, Richard. Now, as usual, all of today's questions

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have been put to 100 people before the show.

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Our contestants are looking for those all-important pointless answers,

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these are the answers that none of our 100 people gave.

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Each time you find one of those, we'll add £250 to the jackpot.

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Now, as today's show is a celebrity special

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and each of our celebrities is playing for a nominated charity,

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we start off with a special jackpot

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of £2,500. There it is.

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

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All you have to remember is this -

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the pair with the highest score

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at the end of each round will be eliminated.

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Your job is to make sure you are not that pair.

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Best of luck, our first category this evening is...

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THEY ALL GROAN

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XANDER LAUGHS

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-It's Geography.

-That's gone down well, hasn't it?

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Yeah. Can you all decide in your pairs who's going to go first,

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who's going to go second? And whoever's going first,

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please step up to the podium.

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OK. Let's find out what the question is. Here it comes.

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We gave 100 people 100 seconds to name as many...

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-Richard.

-Yes, we're looking for any country in the world

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that begins with one of those letters, please.

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As always, by country we mean a sovereign state

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that is a member of the UN in its own right.

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Thank you very much indeed.

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Roger, warm welcome to Pointless.

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-Lovely to have you here.

-Lovely to be here.

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Now, Roger, do you remember,

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do you remember when you first became a poet?

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Do you remember when you first ever read out a poem

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that you had written?

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Didn't read it out for a long time,

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but I remember writing my first poems when I was about 17 or 18

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-at Hull, Hull University.

-Mm-hm?

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But you were part of the Merseyside, the Beat poet movement.

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Yes. I wouldn't say it was a movement.

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In a sense, it was just what we were doing best.

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And I remember I was reading a lot of poetry at the time

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and became a teacher back in Liverpool

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and the poetry I could see around me

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didn't really interest the kids.

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So, I gave them poems that I was writing, the poems about football,

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-about Grandma, about countries beginning with C, F, R.

-I see!

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And they enjoyed those and I realised that maybe I was a poet.

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There we are. Never looked back. Right, now, Roger,

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we are looking for countries that begin with these letters.

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All right. Rwanda.

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Rwanda, says Roger.

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Rwanda. Let's see if that's right.

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

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It is right.

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20.

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-That's all right.

-20 for Rwanda. Good start to the round.

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Well played, Roger.

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Very nice start. That's in Africa as well, which is nice.

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And it rhymes with a lot.

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-It does.

-Quite handy.

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Quite a nice country for a poet.

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-It is a good one.

-Yeah.

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Have a gander at Rwanda.

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And Xander.

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-I went to Rwanda, I saw a panda.

-No, you weren't.

-Eating Xander!

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LAUGHTER

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-Now, Kathy.

-Hi.

-Welcome back to the show.

-Thank you.

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Now, Kathy, at what stage did you start writing

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"occupation author"?

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When did you think, "This is what I now do, this is my living"?

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Well, I wrote my first book when I was 17, actually,

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about growing up as a surfy girl in Australia,

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because the boys I grew up with disproved the theory of evolution.

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They were evolving into apes.

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For example, they used to get us to cut their names out in paper

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and sticky-tape them to our stomachs and then sun-bake,

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so we'd get a tan tattoo in the shape of their names.

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So, yes, I did start very young.

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Now, Kathy, what would you like to go for?

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Which country would you like to name?

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Well, I think I'll go for Chad,

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because not many people, I don't think,

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-know that it is actually a place in Africa.

-OK, Chad, says Kathy.

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

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It's right. 20 is our only score at this point.

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You're past 20. 11. Down to 11 for Chad.

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Not bad at all, Kathy.

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So glad I went out with that guy.

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Well played, Kathy. That rhymes with even more.

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What a lovely answer. I went to Chad with my dad.

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-Yeah. He's bad.

-Yeah.

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That was a bit... Yeah. Good!

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Thank you very much indeed, Richard. Now, Emma, welcome to Pointless.

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Welcome back, I should say.

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-Lovely to be here.

-It'd be nice to have another bookend,

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-wouldn't it?

-Oh, it would be audacious.

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It would be audacious of me to win twice.

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Well... So, Emma, you're one of the writers on Danger Mouse.

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-Yes!

-So, do you know what's coming up for Danger Mouse?

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-I do, but I'm not going to tell you.

-OK. Good, good.

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Will...will, erm...the fabulous... I can't remember...

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-Jellyfishovitz. That's your name, isn't it?

-Jellyfishovitz.

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-Will Professor Jellyfishovitz be returning?

-It's unlikely.

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We were very disappointed with the actor.

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-All right.

-That's true. That is true.

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Now, Emma, countries. Countries beginning with these letters.

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Yes, I'm going to go for American Samoa.

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Said with such confidence.

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Yeah, well, I tell you for why.

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It's because I watched a film called Next Goal Wins,

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and it's one of the most wonderful documentaries ever

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and it's about the American Samoan football team.

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OK, American Samoa, says Emma. Let's see if it's right.

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Oh, no... Oh, no!

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-Oh, no.

-Oh, no.

-Listen, you broke out of Africa

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and that's what happens.

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Yeah, it's an American territory, I'm afraid.

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But I will say, Next Goal Wins, genuinely

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one of the greatest documentaries I've ever seen. Oh, it's unbelei...

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Even if you don't like sport, you can hate sport,

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it's an unbelievable documentary, isn't it?

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-Yeah.

-Next Goal Wins.

-Yep.

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-Brilliant. Thank you.

-So good.

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-Thank you. Bryony.

-Hi.

-Welcome to Pointless.

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Lovely to have you here.

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Now, Bryony, you've done some audacious things in your career

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as a journalist. I'm thinking, for example,

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you have set off in a dinghy from Scotland

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and set sail for the Arctic Circle.

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-Yes.

-That was pretty punchy. Just to write an article for it.

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I mean, I didn't have anything else to do.

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So, I thought, why not?

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-And it was kind of a glorified dinghy. It was a rib.

-Still.

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It was the first time anyone had done it, would you believe it?

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-Amazing.

-No-one had thought to do it before!

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-How long did it take you?

-Two weeks.

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Wow. To Norway?

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Well, yeah, we went to the Lofoten Islands.

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Oh, beautiful. The Lofoten Islands!

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Bryony, what would you like to go for?

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OK, I'm going to go with Fiji.

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Fiji, says Bryony.

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Fiji, let's see if that's right.

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

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There it is.

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Now, 11 is our lowest score.

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100 our highest. You passed the high score.

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And you've passed the lowest score.

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Very well done indeed, Bryony.

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9. Our first single-digit score.

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The best answer of the round so far, Bryony.

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Very well played. It begins with F.

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-Yes. Fiji.

-If you think about it.

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Otherwise it would be Iji.

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It's got two I's in it as well.

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-It has got two I's.

-Like most of us have!

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-Yes, like a lot of us have.

-OK, thanks very much indeed, Richard.

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We're halfway through the round. Let's take a look at those scores.

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9 was our low score in that pass. Well done, Bryony and Terry.

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Looking very strong at this point.

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Kathy and Kate looking pretty good on 11 as well.

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Then up to 20, Roger and Benjamin.

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And then up to 100, Emma and John, I'm afraid.

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John, a low score from you would be nice.

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But let's see if it's going to be enough.

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We'll come back down the line now.

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Can the second players please step up to the podium?

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So, there we are. Terry, now, remember,

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we are looking for any country whose name begins with

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the letters A, F, R, I or C.

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Terry, first, a huge welcome to Pointless.

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Did you ever, ever, ever in your wildest dreams

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imagine that Horrible Histories

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would be the huge, huge behemoth it has become?

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Yes.

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No, authors are supposed to say, humbly, "Oh, no."

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But when you're an author and you write a book,

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you always imagine it's the best book ever written.

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So, of course you do. Sorry, I've got to be honest.

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No, no. That's perfect.

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Do you have a favourite period of history?

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Is there one period that you think is just rich comic territory?

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I like the age I grew up with - the 1950s.

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And I once explained this to a little girl and she said,

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"The 19... Is that the Middle Ages?"

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LAUGHTER

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Now, Terry, listen, there you are on 9.

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If you can score 90 or less, you are into the next round.

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What would you like to go for?

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I'll play fairly safe and go for Cuba.

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Cuba, says Terry. Cuba. Here is your red line.

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If you get below that, you're through.

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How many of our 100 people said Cuba?

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It's right and you are through.

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10. Very well done indeed, Terry.

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Takes your total up to 19.

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Very nicely played, Terry. Safely through there. 19 points.

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-A good score on podium four.

-Very good.

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-Thank you. Now, John.

-Yes.

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Welcome to Pointless.

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Bryony got in a boat and went to the Lofoten Islands

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as part of her research. You've actually stood for Parliament twice.

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Yes. I think I did as well there as we're going to do here today,

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-so...

-LAUGHTER

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You last stood in a by-election in 2013.

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In Eastleigh. Yes, yes.

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Could you maintain another election, as it were?

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I might do again at some point.

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But let's see.

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Let's see if I can get through Pointless first.

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OK. One step at a time, John.

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OK, there you are. You're the high scorers, I'm afraid, on 100.

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We need a low score from you, obviously.

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I bet there are some pointless answers.

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There might be some close-to-pointless answers.

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Yeah, I'm nervous about this one,

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but I've got to go for something low.

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I'm going to go for Cape Verde,

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-or Cabo Verdi as I think they like to be called.

-Cabo Verdi.

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Always call them what they like to be called.

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

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No red line, as I say, because you're the high scorers.

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It's right.

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I think it's going to be a low one, John.

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It's pointless!

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Look at that - from one extreme to the other!

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That adds £250 to today's jackpot, takes the total up to £2,750.

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It scores you absolutely nothing and it leaves your total at 100 points.

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You see, you get a Fulham fan on the show, this is what happens.

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Suddenly, no-one scores anything.

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Yes, used to be the Cape Verdi Islands, now Cabo Verdi.

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That's what they call it. And it's a pointless answer.

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-Terrific stuff.

-There we are. Kate, welcome to the show.

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-Hello, hello!

-Now, you were a publisher before you were a writer.

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I was. Yes, poacher turned gamekeeper.

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What would your advice be to aspiring writers watching now?

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-Pithy advice.

-Pithy advice?

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It's sounds ridiculous, but the only thing is, you've got to write.

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If you had a quid for everybody who came up to you

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and told you about the book they WERE going to write.

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-Yeah.

-So, everybody watching, all you can do,

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it doesn't matter how long you've got, just put a pad by the kettle,

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pen by the kettle. Just describe what the smoke looks like when it's

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coming out the kettle and then you can say every day you're a writer.

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Very good indeed. You're on 11.

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The high scorers remain John and Emma on 100,

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which means 88 or less is your target.

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What would you like to go for?

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I'm going to go for Cameroon.

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Cameroon, says Kate.

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Cameroon. Here is your red line.

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If you get below that with Cameroon - (I think you will) -

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you're through to the next round.

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How many of our 100 people said Cameroon?

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Look at that.

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20.

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-Taking your total up to 31.

-Very well played, Kate.

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Very nice answer.

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The only country in the world that's an anagram of "macaroon".

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-It's why I went for it, obviously.

-Exactly that.

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Benjamin, welcome back.

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-Hello.

-Welcome back.

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Now, as a self-confessed troublemaker,

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You're now listed by the Times

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as one of the 50 most important post-war writers.

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You're now a professor at Brunel.

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You're very much at the heart of the Establishment now, Benjamin.

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Did you ever imagine this was going to happen?

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It's interesting.

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To a certain extent, I think, what I do, I want to inspire other people.

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So, if that inspires other people, then so be it.

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I think creative people

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can get their creativity from so many places.

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But the most important place is yourself,

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so it's about inspiring people.

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It not about the qualifications you have.

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No. No, indeed.

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But I suppose it's good.

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The Establishment is a better place now because it has you amongst it.

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Ah!

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Anyway, there we are! Now, what are you going to go for?

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Going red now.

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What would you like to go for, Benjamin?

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It's interesting. All the ones that I fancied have been taken.

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So, I'm going to go for Ivory Coast.

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Ivory Coast, says Benjamin. Here is your red line.

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If you can get below that red line, nice and high,

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you are through to Round Two.

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

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There you go.

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6!

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6, our second-best score of the round.

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26 is your total.

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Very well played, Benjamin. That's another one like Cape Verdi,

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Cabo Verdi, in that they call themselves Cote d'Ivoire,

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we call them Ivory Coast.

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Begins with C or I, whichever way you look at it anyway.

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So, great answer. Now, a great pointless answer from John.

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There is only one pointless answer on the whole board

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-and that's Cabo Verdi, so very, very well played, John.

-Wow.

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APPLAUSE

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Not bad, is it?

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Other low scorers you could have had.

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Two for the Comoros Islands.

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You would have had four for Costa Rica.

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Five for Andorra, seven for Congo and Cyprus.

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You'd have got eight for Croatia, Antigua and Barbuda.

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Let's take a look at the top three scores,

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the ones that most of our 100 people said when we asked them online.

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-How about that?

-Look at that.

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Thanks very much, Richard. So, at the end of our first round,

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the pair we have to say goodbye to with their high score of 100,

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I'm so sorry! Please come back and play again.

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It's been wonderful having you on the show. Thank you, John and Emma.

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APPLAUSE

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

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And so, we're suddenly down to three pairs.

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

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You've seen off our only finalists.

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-Phew!

-Yeah. And we've seen off the geography round, as well,

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-which is quite exciting.

-Another phew!

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Of our remaining contestants,

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Bryony and Benjamin sticking out for their excellent low score there,

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Fiji and the Ivory Coast.

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Anyway, best of luck to all three pairs.

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Our category for Round Two this evening 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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OK, and the question concerns...

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Colourful Films.

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-Richard.

-We're going to show you the name of six films,

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all of which have a colour in their title.

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We're also going to show you the director of those films.

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The one thing we've missed out is the colour in the title.

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You need to tell us those colours, please.

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12 in all to have a go at at home.

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-Very best of luck.

-Thanks very much indeed, Richard.

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So, we're looking for the missing colour from these film titles.

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And here's our first board of six. We've got...

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I'm going to read those one last time.

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Roger?

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I like the film,

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so I'll go for burgundy, the bottom one - Anchorman.

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The Legend Of Ron Burgundy.

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

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Good answer, Roger. Down it goes.

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28.

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Very nicely played, Roger.

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It's a great film, isn't it?

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Very good. Thanks, Richard.

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-Kathy.

-Well, I adore Woody Allen.

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So, I'm going to go for The Purple Rose Of Cairo, obviously,

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because Woody Allen likes to shoot from the lip, as do I.

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Wonderful. OK, Purple Rose Of Cairo, says Kathy.

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Let's see if that's right.

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

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Well, 28 is our only score so far, and you pass it.

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Down it goes... 14.

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-Marvellous.

-Well done.

-I suddenly thought, "I hope that's right!"

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Another good film, another good answer, as well.

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You've been in a Woody Allen movie, haven't you?

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-I've been in two.

-Two Woody Allen movies.

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The two least watched.

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Yeah. Anyway, there we are.

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Thank you very much indeed. Now, Terry.

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Terry, what would you like to go for?

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This board, if you like, is all yours.

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You could go through it and fill in all the blanks for us.

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The violin is...

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Most violins are brown.

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LAUGHTER

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Pretty In Pink is obvious.

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And My Blue Heaven is fairly obvious as well.

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I'll play safe.

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How Green Was My Valley.

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How Green Was My Valley, says Terry.

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Let's see how many of our 100 people said How Green Was My Valley.

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72.

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72 for How Green Was My Valley.

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Yeah, of the three you knew there, Terry, you picked the middle one.

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you did well to avoid Pretty In Pink, that's the big scorer.

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Pretty In Pink would have scored you 91 points.

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My Blue Heaven would have been a better answer.

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Only would have scored you 43.

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I think if it was a brown violin,

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they'd just call the film The Violin(!) I think.

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It is called... You don't know that one?

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My Red Violin.

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-It's called The Red Violin.

-Sorry. The Red...

-Oh, wow.

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Two points for that. Very well done if you said that.

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It's a story of a red violin.

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Thank you very much, Richard.

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We're halfway through the round. Let's take a look at those scores.

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14 is where we find Kathy and Kate.

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Lovely low-scoring there.

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Then up to 28, where we find

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Roger and Benjamin.

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72 is where we find

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Terry and Bryony.

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So, yes, Bryony, we need a low score from you in the next pass.

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Don't be tempted to go for an easy thing.

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-No, obviously.

-You need a low score.

-I know the rules.

-OK.

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I know, I know!

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-You tell him!

-OK. We'll 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. We'll put six more films up on the board.

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Here they are. We have got...

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I'm going to read those all one last time.

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-Bryony.

-OK, I'm going to go for this film, because it's quite obscure

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and I don't think that many people will have seen it.

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-And it's Mood Indigo.

-Mood Indigo, says Bryony.

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There's no red line for you, because you're the high scorers,

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but let's see how far down that column you can get with indigo.

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Well done, Bryony.

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Nice low score there. Down it goes.

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11. Very well done indeed.

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83 is your total.

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Yeah, kept yourself in the game there, Bryony.

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Michel Gondry. He started as a videos director.

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A very good one, as well.

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Thanks very much, Richard.

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Now, Kate, what would you like to go for?

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You want to be scoring 68 or less.

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I am so rubbish at this...

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I'm going to have to go for Silver Linings Playbook.

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Silver Linings Playbook, says Kate.

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Here is your red line.

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If you can get below that with silver,

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you are through to the next round.

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

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It's right.

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You've done it. Very well done indeed.

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Look at that, 33. Nothing to worry about.

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Fantastic. 47 is your total.

0:23:230:23:25

-Well!

-Well played, Kate.

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Yeah, Jennifer Lawrence won the Best Actress Oscar for that film.

0:23:270:23:30

Thanks very much, Richard.

0:23:300:23:32

-Now, then, Benjamin.

-Hmm.

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Benjamin, this board is all yours.

0:23:350:23:36

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

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I'm really terrible at films.

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I think I probably know one.

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But I'm going to go for Jackie Brown.

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Jackie Brown, Quentin Tarantino.

0:23:450:23:47

Here is your red line.

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If you can get below that with Jackie Brown,

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you're through to the next round. How many people said brown?

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Very well done.

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35.

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35. 63 is your total.

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One of Tarantino's early movies.

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Benjamin, well played. Let's fill in the rest of this board.

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-She Wore A...

-Yellow.

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..Yellow Ribbon. Yep.

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John Ford movie.

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That would have scored 79.

0:24:150:24:17

-County?

-Orange County.

-Orange County, yep.

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That would've scored 24.

0:24:210:24:23

-And...?

-Lavender.

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The Lavender Hill Mob,

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wonderful film,

0:24:250:24:27

would've scored 54.

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So, the best answer on the board, Bryony, if it's any consolation,

0:24:280:24:31

was Indigo. So, well played.

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

0:24:330:24:35

the pair we have to say goodbye to with a high score of 83, I'm afraid,

0:24:350:24:38

Bryony and Terry, it is your turn. Your turn to leave us.

0:24:380:24:41

-Thank you for having us.

-It's been such a pleasure.

0:24:410:24:43

Thank you so much for playing.

0:24:430:24:45

It's been lovely having you on.

0:24:450:24:46

Bryony and Terry, everyone!

0:24:460:24:47

APPLAUSE

0:24:470:24:49

But for Kathy and Kate, Roger and Benjamin,

0:24:510:24:53

it's now time for our head-to-head.

0:24:530:24:55

Congratulations, Kate and Kathy, Roger and Benjamin.

0:24:590:25:02

You are now one step closer to the final

0:25:020:25:04

and the chance to play for our jackpot,

0:25:040:25:06

which is currently standing at...

0:25:060:25:09

APPLAUSE

0:25:090:25:11

So, now we have to decide who goes through to the final to play for

0:25:140:25:17

that jackpot for their charities.

0:25:170:25:18

We do that by making you go head-to-head.

0:25:180:25:21

You are now allowed to confer before you give the answers.

0:25:210:25:23

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

0:25:230:25:27

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

0:25:270:25:29

Here comes your first question.

0:25:340:25:36

And our first question today is all about...

0:25:360:25:39

Beatles singles. Richard.

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We are going to show you five pairs of pictures now and each pair

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represents a title of a single released by the Beatles.

0:25:450:25:47

Can you tell us the most obscure one, please?

0:25:470:25:50

OK. Let's reveal our five picture clues.

0:25:500:25:53

And we have got...

0:25:530:25:55

CONTESTANT LAUGHS

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There we are. Kathy and Kate, you are our low scorers,

0:26:190:26:23

so you'll go first.

0:26:230:26:25

-You think?

-Hmm.

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Well, the number C we like a lot.

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But we also think number A

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is probably more obscure.

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So, we're going with that.

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Yeah, we're going with Paperback Writer.

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Paperback Writer, say Kate and Kathy.

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Roger and Benjamin, that board's all yours.

0:26:420:26:44

Do you want to talk us through all of the others?

0:26:440:26:46

Obviously, B is Yellow Submarine.

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We Know E is Helter Skelter.

0:26:490:26:51

-Lady Madonna.

-Lady Madonna.

0:26:510:26:54

-Let's go for Lady Madonna.

-Yeah.

0:26:540:26:56

Lady Madonna.

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Lady Madonna. So, there's Paperback Writer and Lady Madonna.

0:26:580:27:02

Kathy and Kate went for Paperback Writer.

0:27:020:27:04

Let's see if that's right for A. Let's see how many people said it.

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Very well done indeed.

0:27:160:27:17

10!

0:27:170:27:18

APPLAUSE

0:27:180:27:21

10 for Paperback Writer.

0:27:210:27:22

Roger and Benjamin have gone for Lady Madonna for C.

0:27:220:27:25

Let's see if that's right.

0:27:250:27:26

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

0:27:260:27:28

It's right.

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-Ah...

-51.

0:27:340:27:36

APPLAUSE

0:27:360:27:38

51. Well done, Kate and Kathy. After one question, you are up 1-0.

0:27:380:27:42

So, gents, nothing you could have done there.

0:27:420:27:44

It's the best answer on the board, Paperback Writer.

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Nothing you could have done at all.

0:27:460:27:47

I was confused for a while because I thought that was Colonel Sanders.

0:27:470:27:50

-LAUGHTER

-I genuinely had trouble.

0:27:500:27:52

It's not Colonel Sanders, it's the writer, Ernest Hemingway.

0:27:520:27:56

B is of course Yellow Submarine.

0:27:560:27:58

What do you think Yellow Submarine scored?

0:27:580:28:00

I'd like to think in the 90s.

0:28:000:28:01

-96, maybe?

-Let's take a little look.

0:28:010:28:03

-90.

-90.

-That's in the 90s!

0:28:030:28:06

-That's good.

-Yep.

0:28:060:28:08

D, you have to know who they are.

0:28:080:28:10

-If I tell you the second one is Diane Lane...

-Oh...

0:28:100:28:13

-The first one was Penny Lancaster.

-Very good.

-Penny Lane.

0:28:130:28:15

It would have scored more than

0:28:150:28:17

Paperback Writer,

0:28:170:28:18

it would have scored 11 points.

0:28:180:28:19

And E is not Helter Skelter,

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not Helter Skelter from '65.

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It's Ticket To Ride, yeah.

0:28:230:28:25

That would have scored 61 points.

0:28:250:28:27

Thanks very much indeed.

0:28:270:28:29

So here comes your second question.

0:28:290:28:30

Roger and Benjamin, you get to answer this one first

0:28:300:28:33

but you have to win this one to stay in the game, so best of luck.

0:28:330:28:35

Our second question today concerns...

0:28:350:28:40

LAUGHTER

0:28:400:28:42

Cow jokes.

0:28:420:28:43

-Richard.

-Over to you, darling.

0:28:430:28:45

We are giving you the five set-ups now to cow jokes

0:28:450:28:48

and we're giving you alternate letters of the punchlines.

0:28:480:28:51

Can you tell us what the punchlines are, please?

0:28:510:28:53

Thank you very much indeed.

0:28:530:28:55

This is fun. Let's reveal our five cow joke set-ups and here they are.

0:28:550:29:00

We've got...

0:29:000:29:02

CONTESTANT LAUGHS

0:29:050:29:07

I'll read those all again.

0:29:260:29:28

Roger and Benjamin will go first.

0:29:390:29:41

We'll go for the last one, I think.

0:29:500:29:52

An UDDER failure.

0:29:520:29:53

An UDDER failure.

0:29:540:29:56

An UDDER failure.

0:29:560:29:57

OK, Kate and Kathy, what would you like to try?

0:29:570:29:59

They are horribly fun, in a weird way, aren't they?

0:29:590:30:02

They're pun-tastic.

0:30:020:30:04

We're going to go for the second to last one, aren't we?

0:30:040:30:07

Yeah. I think so.

0:30:070:30:09

It must be BEEF flat.

0:30:090:30:11

-It must be. BEEF flat.

-It's obvious.

0:30:110:30:14

OK, we have another failure.

0:30:140:30:16

I've been through a process of elimination.

0:30:160:30:18

It just has to be BEEF flat.

0:30:180:30:20

Whoever wrote these jokes has got mad cow disease, I think.

0:30:200:30:24

I think so. Roger and Benjamin have gone for an UDDER failure.

0:30:240:30:27

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

0:30:270:30:29

It's a good answer, look at that, 17.

0:30:380:30:40

Very well done, for an UDDER failure.

0:30:400:30:42

Kate and Kathy have gone for BEEF flat, let's see if that's right.

0:30:420:30:46

Let's see how many people said it.

0:30:460:30:47

It's right.

0:30:510:30:52

-Oh!

-32.

0:30:550:30:57

APPLAUSE

0:30:570:30:58

32, which means well done, Roger and Benjamin, you are back in the game.

0:30:580:31:02

After two questions, it's 1-1.

0:31:020:31:04

Yeah, let's fill in these other three jokes.

0:31:040:31:07

What is it called when one cow spies on another?

0:31:070:31:09

-STEAK out.

-A STEAK out.

0:31:090:31:12

That would have scored 19.

0:31:120:31:13

What do you call a cow with no legs?

0:31:130:31:15

-GROUND beef.

-GROUND beef.

0:31:150:31:17

I just...

0:31:170:31:18

Oh, that's so tasteless.

0:31:180:31:20

I like that one.

0:31:200:31:22

And what happened to the lost cattle?

0:31:220:31:24

-Nobody's HERD.

-Nobody's HERD.

0:31:240:31:26

That scored 43.

0:31:260:31:27

So the best answer on the board is ground BEEF.

0:31:270:31:30

Hmm... There we are, thank you very much indeed, Richard.

0:31:300:31:34

So here's your third question.

0:31:340:31:35

Whoever wins this goes through to the final

0:31:350:31:37

and plays for that jackpot. Best of luck to both pairs.

0:31:370:31:39

Our third question today is all about...

0:31:390:31:42

Sir Ian McKellen. Richard.

0:31:420:31:45

Five clues now to facts about Sir Ian McKellen.

0:31:450:31:47

Whichever team gives us the most obscure answer

0:31:470:31:49

will play for that jackpot, so very best of luck to everybody.

0:31:490:31:53

OK, let's reveal our five clues and here they are.

0:31:530:31:55

We've got...

0:31:550:31:56

I'll read those one last time.

0:32:170:32:19

Kathy and Kate, you'll go first this time.

0:32:360:32:39

Which is the most obscure?

0:32:390:32:41

-Yeah.

-Shall we go for that one?

0:32:410:32:44

We know that one.

0:32:440:32:45

We'll go for that one.

0:32:450:32:47

We're going to go for Widow Twankey

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in Aladdin.

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Widow Twankey, say Kate and Kathy,

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Widow Twankey. Now, Roger and Benjamin,

0:32:520:32:55

do you want to take us through the rest of these Ian McKellen facts?

0:32:550:32:58

Erm...

0:32:580:33:00

The Master for number one.

0:33:020:33:03

Character of the X-Men, he played the Master.

0:33:030:33:06

-That's the one you're going to go for?

-Yeah.

-The Master.

0:33:060:33:08

So we have Widow Twankey and the Master.

0:33:080:33:10

Kathy and Kate said Widow Twankey.

0:33:100:33:11

Let's see if that is right.

0:33:110:33:13

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

0:33:130:33:15

It's right.

0:33:170:33:18

I saw it.

0:33:210:33:22

22.

0:33:220:33:24

APPLAUSE

0:33:240:33:26

Roger and Benjamin have said

0:33:280:33:29

he played the Master in the X-Men series of films.

0:33:290:33:32

Let's see if that's right, let's see how many people said it.

0:33:320:33:35

Oh. Not the Master.

0:33:380:33:40

I thought that was the Master's pose!

0:33:400:33:42

I'm afraid an incorrect answer,

0:33:420:33:44

which means, Kate and Kathy, very well done.

0:33:440:33:46

After three questions, you are through to the final, 2-1.

0:33:460:33:50

Great head-to-head. Well played, both pairs.

0:33:540:33:57

We'll fill in the board.

0:33:570:33:58

-The character in the X-Men series of films is Magneto.

-Yes.

0:33:580:34:01

30 points for that. Let's go down the bottom now.

0:34:010:34:04

The character he played in The Hobbit was...?

0:34:040:34:06

-BOTH: Gandalf.

-Gandalf. Yeah.

0:34:060:34:08

It would have scored 47.

0:34:080:34:10

The soap opera - anyone?

0:34:100:34:12

-BOTH: Coronation Street.

-Corrie. Yep.

0:34:120:34:15

-It's like hearing a choir.

-It's the only one we could do.

0:34:150:34:19

39. They're not joining in on this one.

0:34:190:34:21

This is the hardest one on the board. This would've won the point.

0:34:210:34:24

-The British singer was George Ezra.

-Ah.

-George Ezra.

-That's nice.

0:34:240:34:29

It would have scored you eight points.

0:34:290:34:30

Very well done if you said that at home.

0:34:300:34:32

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

0:34:320:34:35

I'm afraid it's Roger and Benjamin.

0:34:350:34:37

I'm so sorry.

0:34:370:34:38

Please come back and play again

0:34:380:34:40

and let's hope next time you will be

0:34:400:34:41

through to the final and lifting the trophy but, meantime,

0:34:410:34:44

thanks very much for playing, Roger and Benjamin.

0:34:440:34:46

APPLAUSE

0:34:460:34:49

But for Kate and Kathy, it's now time for our Pointless final.

0:34:490:34:52

Well, congratulations, Kate and Kathy,

0:34:550:34:57

you have fought off, rustled off,

0:34:570:35:00

all the competition and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.

0:35:000:35:04

You now have a chance

0:35:090:35:10

to win our Pointless jackpot for your nominated charities

0:35:100:35:13

and at the end of today's show, the jackpot is standing at £2,750.

0:35:130:35:17

Amazing.

0:35:200:35:21

OK, now, as always, you get to choose your category.

0:35:230:35:25

This is what happens in the final round.

0:35:250:35:26

We put four categories up on the board.

0:35:260:35:28

Today's selection of options look like this, and we have got...

0:35:280:35:32

You choose, you choose.

0:35:380:35:39

Oh, God!

0:35:390:35:41

-1983.

-1983? Surely a good choice.

0:35:420:35:45

-Richard.

-Very best of luck, three very different questions here.

0:35:450:35:48

Hopefully one of these suits you.

0:35:480:35:50

We're looking for the name of anyone who was appointed

0:35:500:35:52

-in Margaret Thatcher's Cabinet, post election, in 1983,

-Oh, oh.

0:35:520:35:57

We're looking for any of the cast of the first series

0:35:570:36:00

of The Black Adder,

0:36:000:36:01

or we're looking for any of the acts on the very first

0:36:010:36:03

-Now That's What I Call Music album.

-Aw...

-Which was released in '83.

0:36:030:36:07

Very, very best of luck.

0:36:110:36:14

Now, you can't say that's not fun.

0:36:140:36:16

-That's fun.

-It is fun.

0:36:160:36:18

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

0:36:180:36:20

All you need to win that jackpot for your charities

0:36:200:36:23

is for just one of those answers to be pointless.

0:36:230:36:25

-Are you ready?

-OK.

0:36:250:36:26

-Yes.

-OK, let's put 60 seconds on the clock.

0:36:260:36:29

There they are, your time starts now.

0:36:290:36:30

So with the cast of Black Adder, we can't do him,

0:36:300:36:35

-because he's famous.

-Miranda Richardson.

0:36:350:36:38

-Was she in the first one, though?

-I don't know.

0:36:380:36:40

Was it the cast of all the Blackadders?

0:36:400:36:42

No, it's that first series.

0:36:420:36:43

So she's Queenie.

0:36:430:36:45

-Was that the first one?

-I don't know. That's true.

0:36:450:36:48

-Tony Robinson was in it.

-Let's do Tony Robinson.

0:36:480:36:51

The man with the long neck who had the big ruff.

0:36:510:36:54

-Oh, yes.

-Tim McInnerny.

0:36:540:36:56

Was the Elizabethan one the first one?

0:36:560:36:59

I'm not sure. Stephen Fry was in that.

0:36:590:37:01

-Stephen Fry.

-What if it's not the Elizabethan one?

0:37:010:37:04

What about post-election Cabinet?

0:37:040:37:06

-Heseltine.

-Her first one.

0:37:060:37:09

Norman Tebbit.

0:37:090:37:11

No, I don't think...

0:37:110:37:13

But that man she... You know?

0:37:130:37:15

What?!

0:37:150:37:16

Parkinson. She must have met him somewhere.

0:37:160:37:20

Ten seconds left.

0:37:200:37:21

Which one shall we do?

0:37:210:37:23

-And...

-Let's do that Tony Robinson from Black Adder.

0:37:230:37:26

Let's do Heseltine or Parkinson or the first one...

0:37:260:37:30

That is your time up, I'm afraid.

0:37:300:37:32

I now need your three answers.

0:37:320:37:35

If you could say which category you're answering,

0:37:350:37:37

just so I don't confuse Cabinet members with Black Adder.

0:37:370:37:40

-Although...

-Hard to see!

0:37:400:37:42

So, cast of the first Black Adder, Tim McInnerny and Tony Robinson.

0:37:420:37:47

And post-election Cabinet, Heseltine.

0:37:470:37:49

-OK.

-For the Cabinet...

-First name?

-Michael.

0:37:490:37:53

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

0:37:530:37:57

-Tim McInnerny.

-Black Adder.

-Tim McInnerny we'll put last.

0:37:570:37:59

Least likely to be pointless?

0:37:590:38:01

-Heseltine.

-Heseltine. Tony Robinson in the middle.

0:38:010:38:04

OK, let's pop those up on the board in that order. Here they are.

0:38:040:38:07

We've got Michael Heseltine, Tony Robinson and Tim McInnerny.

0:38:070:38:12

So three good answers on the board.

0:38:120:38:14

Now, if one of these works out to be pointless and you win that jackpot

0:38:140:38:18

for your charities, that would be a wonderful thing.

0:38:180:38:21

What charities are you playing for?

0:38:210:38:22

-Kate, you first.

-I'm playing for the Parkinson's Society

0:38:220:38:26

because my very wonderful, lovely dad,

0:38:260:38:28

who, with my mum, made it possible for me to do anything I wanted,

0:38:280:38:32

suffered from Parkinson's for ten years,

0:38:320:38:34

and when he died, instead of having flowers and things,

0:38:340:38:37

it all went to the Parkinson's Society,

0:38:370:38:39

and my mum did the same, so I'd love them to have a boost

0:38:390:38:41

-and a bit more support.

-Wonderful.

0:38:410:38:43

Kathy, how about you?

0:38:470:38:48

I'm today playing for Ambitious About Autism,

0:38:480:38:52

because my son is autistic and what he's taught me, of course,

0:38:520:38:55

is that there's no such thing as normal and abnormal,

0:38:550:38:58

there's ordinary and extraordinary,

0:38:580:39:00

so Ambitious About Autism is my choice today.

0:39:000:39:02

Fantastic. Well... two wonderful charities there.

0:39:020:39:06

Let's hope you can win that jackpot for those charities.

0:39:060:39:10

Now, your first answer was Michael Heseltine.

0:39:100:39:12

In this case, we were looking for post-1983

0:39:120:39:15

Mrs Thatcher Cabinet members.

0:39:150:39:17

This, you thought, was your least likely to be pointless.

0:39:170:39:20

If it is pointless, it will win you £2,750 for your charities.

0:39:200:39:23

Let's see how many people said Michael Heseltine.

0:39:230:39:26

-It's right.

-Phew!

0:39:280:39:31

All it has to be now is pointless and you will win that jackpot.

0:39:310:39:34

Down it goes, Michael Heseltine going down into the teens,

0:39:340:39:37

down into single figures, still going down, still going down.

0:39:370:39:41

3! That's a wonderful answer.

0:39:410:39:43

Fabulous score.

0:39:440:39:46

-Sadly, not a pointless answer.

-No.

0:39:460:39:48

Which means you only have two more shots at today's jackpot.

0:39:480:39:51

Let's hope nobody said your next answer, which was Tony Robinson.

0:39:510:39:54

In this case, we were looking for the cast members of the original

0:39:540:39:56

Blackadder series, The Black Adder.

0:39:560:39:59

It has to be pointless for you to win that jackpot of £2,750.

0:39:590:40:02

Let's see how many people said Tony Robinson.

0:40:020:40:05

It's right.

0:40:080:40:10

Michael Heseltine took us all the way down to 3.

0:40:100:40:12

Tony Robinson, will he take us down that far?

0:40:120:40:16

No, I'm afraid he won't, 34.

0:40:160:40:17

-And this might be wrong.

-Oh, it might be wrong.

0:40:190:40:22

So not a pointless answer,

0:40:220:40:24

which means everything is now riding on your third and final answer,

0:40:240:40:27

-your most confident answer, you felt.

-Not really.

-No.

0:40:270:40:30

Tim McInnerny.

0:40:300:40:32

This is the one you decided to put last anyway, shall we say?

0:40:320:40:35

If this is right, and if it goes down to the bottom of the column,

0:40:350:40:39

you will leave with £2,750 for your charities.

0:40:390:40:42

Tim McInnerny. How many people said it? Is it right?

0:40:420:40:46

It is right.

0:40:490:40:50

So your first answer, Michael Heseltine, took us down to 3.

0:40:510:40:55

Tony Robinson took us down to 34.

0:40:550:40:57

Tim McInnerny now taking us down into single figures, down it goes.

0:40:570:41:00

Passes 3! Down to 1!

0:41:000:41:02

-Oh.

-Oh...

-That's so mean.

0:41:090:41:11

That is mean.

0:41:110:41:13

I'm afraid you didn't manage to find that all-important pointless answer,

0:41:130:41:17

so I'm afraid you don't win today's jackpot of £2,750.

0:41:170:41:19

-However...

-We didn't humiliate ourselves!

0:41:190:41:21

..as it's a celebrity special

0:41:210:41:23

and each of you were playing for a charity,

0:41:230:41:25

we're going to donate £500 to each celebrity pair

0:41:250:41:27

-for their respective charities.

-Thank you.

0:41:270:41:29

It has been wonderful having you on. Thank you so much.

0:41:290:41:32

And remember, you get to take home a Pointless trophy.

0:41:320:41:35

THEY CHEER

0:41:350:41:38

He's in that first series, he plays Percy, Tim McInnerny.

0:41:390:41:42

Let's look at the post-election Cabinet.

0:41:420:41:44

A couple of names you suggested.

0:41:440:41:46

Cecil Parkinson would have scored you 9, Norman Tebbit 6.

0:41:460:41:49

But there will be some names you remember,

0:41:490:41:51

even if it's just from Spitting Image.

0:41:510:41:53

Up here, let's take a look at some pointless ones,

0:41:530:41:56

Jim Prior was a pointless answer, Keith Joseph, Lord Hailsham,

0:41:560:41:59

Norman Fowler. You could have had George Younger, John Biffen,

0:41:590:42:02

John Wakeham, Michael Jopling, you could have had Patrick Jenkin,

0:42:020:42:05

Peter Rees, Peter Walker or Tom King -

0:42:050:42:07

all of those were pointless answers.

0:42:070:42:09

-Very well done if you said any of those at home.

-All men!

0:42:090:42:12

We will take a look at Black Adder now.

0:42:120:42:14

-Angus Deayton was in that series.

-Angus Deayton!

0:42:140:42:17

Frank Finlay, Patrick Malahide, Stephen Frost and Mark Arden,

0:42:170:42:21

his comedy partner, both pointless answers.

0:42:210:42:23

The only people that scored points in that -

0:42:230:42:25

Rowan Atkinson, of course, he would have scored you 83.

0:42:250:42:28

We've had Tony Robinson. Brian Blessed, Rik Mayall, Peter Cook,

0:42:280:42:30

Miriam Margolyes would have scored. Elspet Gray,

0:42:300:42:33

Robert East and Jim Broadbent. Every other character,

0:42:330:42:35

every other actor in that series was a pointless answer.

0:42:350:42:38

Well done if you got one.

0:42:380:42:39

Now the acts on Now That's What I Call Music,

0:42:390:42:41

which I have to admit I bought at the time.

0:42:410:42:44

-Bonnie Tyler.

-My favourite!

-Total Eclipse Of The Heart.

0:42:440:42:47

Limahl was on there, Tina Turner, Tracey Ullman, Heaven 17,

0:42:470:42:51

KC and the Sunshine Band, Rock Steady Crew, Simple Minds,

0:42:510:42:54

The Cure and Will Powers, all of those are pointless answers.

0:42:540:42:57

Very well done if you got those at home.

0:42:570:42:59

Congratulations on winning our writers special,

0:42:590:43:01

-our clever people special.

-Yes, very, very impressive.

0:43:010:43:03

And one point away from that jackpot win as well, terrific performance.

0:43:030:43:06

Thank you very much, Richard.

0:43:060:43:08

Kathy, have you come up with a pun to cover this episode of Pointless?

0:43:080:43:12

I think, watch at your own risque.

0:43:120:43:15

LAUGHTER

0:43:150:43:17

Join us next time,

0:43:170:43:18

when we'll be putting more obscure knowledge to the test on Pointless.

0:43:180:43:21

-Meanwhile it's goodbye from Richard.

-Goodbye.

0:43:210:43:23

And it's goodbye from me. Goodbye.

0:43:230:43:25

APPLAUSE

0:43:250:43:27

A special celebrity writers edition of the general knowledge quiz in which four teams try to come up with the answers that no-one else could think of. Presented by Alexander Armstrong and co-host Richard Osman. Featuring John O'Farrell and Emma Kennedy, Kathy Lette and Kate Mosse, Benjamin Zephaniah and Roger McGough, and Terry Deary and Bryony Gordon.