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Thank you very much indeed. Hello.
I'm Alexander Armstrong and welcome to Pointless, the show where
the aim is to avoid the obvious answers and find the obscure ones.
Let's meet today's players.
And couple number one.
Hello, my name is Caroline. This is my husband Conrad
and we live in Barry, South Wales.
-Couple number two.
-Hi, my name is Jordan.
I'm from Dunfermline and this is my friend Elena. She's from Essex.
-Couple number three.
-Hi, my name is Adele.
This is my husband Dave and we live in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.
And finally, couple number four.
Hello. My name is Steve. This is my friend David
and although he now lives in Walthamstow, we're both from Essex.
And these are today's contestants.
Thanks very much, all of you.
We will find out more about you through the show as it goes along,
so that just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
RO is the chemical symbol for quizzing excellence
and it's my Pointless friend, it's Richard.
-Good afternoon to you.
-And to you.
-Are you well?
-I am well, actually.
-That is good to hear.
-Isn't that good?
Because I know your back has been playing up a little bit.
-It's been... Yes, it's fine.
-How is it now?
-But look at the way you're standing.
-I know. No wonder it's playing up.
It's because you talk to me. If you never spoke to me
you'd be straight on and that back would be no problem at all.
I'm the same as well because I'm doing that.
-Let's just do the whole show like that.
I might put a mirror in the middle of the set so I can see you
and talk to you through that. That would be quite nice.
-That would be amazing.
-Or how about I don't talk to you at all?
No, I would like one of those little convex mirrors like that,
like people have where they have hidden turnings
so I don't have to turn and look at the tower,
-because that's what does it, I think.
-I think it does.
It's my RSI from doing this.
You see, there it goes. Oh!
-There we are.
-We've given away two jackpots in a row.
-One returning pair from that last show.
Adele and David got through to the head-to-head.
Very, very good pair, so I suspect they might do rather well today.
-We'll find out, won't we?
-I think we will.
-And if you get any twinges at all, you just let us know.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
So, John and Anne won the jackpot last time,
so today's jackpot starts off back at £1,000. There it is.
Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.
So all you have to remember is that the pair with the highest score
at the end of each round will be eliminated.
That is it, that is the only rule. Best of luck to all four pairs.
Our first category this afternoon is...
It's films. Can you all decide in your pairs
who's to go first, who's to go second? And whoever is going first,
please step up to the podium.
OK, and the question concerns...
Films with countries in their titles. Richard.
Yes, on each pass we'll show you the names of seven films
but we've missed out one word from each of them
and that word is a country.
Can you tell us what the country is, please?
There'll be 14 in all to have a go at at home. Very best of luck.
Thanks very much indeed. OK, so we're looking for the countries
that complete these film titles, and here's our first board of seven.
I'll read those all one last time.
A warm welcome to Pointless. Good to have you here from Barry.
-And what do you do in Barry, Conrad?
-I'm a bus driver in Cardiff,
-which is close to Barry.
-Not too far away.
-Not too far.
Are you always on the same route?
No, we do various different routes. Gives it a bit of variety.
Yeah, now listen to that unmistakable little Barry brogue.
-Yes, isn't it?
-Do you remember Barry Brogue?
Oh, he was a lovely fellow. Terrific guy. What happened to him?
Well, what is your accent, Conrad? That's not Welsh.
-South African, I knew it! I knew it!
How long have you been over here?
-About ten years.
-Ten years? That's pretty... Do you think
that's long enough for you to have picked up the kind of Pointless...
just the sort of peripheral Pointless knowledge you need?
There's some British knowledge that I will struggle with,
but at least I've got my wife to help me out with that.
Well, exactly, you've just got to get to the head-to-head round,
-then you can relax.
-Conrad, can I ask a question?
-Do you wave at other bus drivers when you go by?
-I try not to.
-Oh, I like that.
-It's sort of this unwritten rule that you have to.
Yeah. But you won't have it, not having it?
-If they wave first, then I'll wave back.
Otherwise it's just straight ahead and let's go.
-I like it when bus drivers wave to each other.
-I like that.
What I also like is people saying thank you when they get off a bus.
-That's very nice.
-That's nice, isn't it?
Anyway, now, Conrad, Conrad, countries missing from film titles.
This is a fairly nice
-international question for you there.
There's a few on there
that look familiar, but I think...
I'll stick with the African theme
and go for Hotel Rwanda.
Hotel Rwanda, says Conrad.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Hotel Rwanda.
That's a good answer. Look at that, 7.
Very well done indeed, Conrad.
Off to a rollicking start there.
Brilliant score. 7 for Hotel Rwanda.
Great start, Conrad, terrific stuff, yes,
stars Don Cheadle as a hotel manager. True story.
Thanks very much. A great film.
-Elena, welcome to Pointless.
-Lovely to have you here.
-What do you do, Elena?
-I'm an actor.
-You're an actor?
-What kind of actor are you?
Mainly fringe productions and things like that
and I met Jordan at drama school.
-And you've been doing lots of fringe things?
-Where are you based?
-So do you come into London
-to do those fringe things?
-Yeah, it's a really easy route.
Lots of nice fringe theatres. But it's great,
the distance from fringe theatre to West End is really not that far.
It's not that far. I mean, the number of things that cross over
-and do well...
-The number of actors who then get picked up
-and found in fringe theatres.
-That's the dream.
-Have you sorted an agent out yet?
-No. Jordan has one. He's lucky.
-Richard's starting an agency.
-I'm tall, so...
It's a bus drivers' agency, I'm afraid.
But, you know, we are still looking for people.
-And estate agency as well.
-Can you show me how you wave?
-You're in. You are in.
-What would you like to go for on this board?
There's one that I'm not sure of
and I don't know whether to risk it.
I'm going to go for it.
Number two, Jamaica Inn.
Jamaica Inn, says Elena. Jamaica Inn. Sounds brilliant to me.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Jamaica Inn.
Absolutely right. Good risk, Elena.
Good-ish risk, Elena.
50 for Jamaica Inn.
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, of course,
-from the Daphne Du Maurier novel.
-Thanks very much indeed, Richard.
Now then, Adele, welcome back. Now, remind us what you do, Adele.
I work in retail. I'm an operations manager at a department store.
-Right you are. In Harrogate?
-In Harrogate, yes.
That's right. So how far is that from Knaresborough?
-Oh, about 15 minutes' drive.
-Is it really?
Yeah, it's about ten minutes.
Oh, for heaven's sake! There we are. I need to...
I have these little corners of Britain where I just forget
that actually of course that's quite close.
Your knowledge of how close Knaresborough is to Harrogate
-is absolutely shocking!
You, my friend,
are not going to get a place in my bus drivers' agency, I'm afraid.
-Look at this! Hang on.
I don't think so, Conrad. Do you?
HE MAKES TOOTING NOISES
-That's me passing Conrad.
You are one-handed on the wheel for too long there, my friend.
Don't you think? I mean, all sorts of things could have happened
in that time. You're a liability!
Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
OK, Adele, what are you going to go for?
Well, this is not a good category
for me, really, films. I know a few.
But I think I'll go for...
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, says Adele. Let's see if it's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people said Madagascar.
It's right. Our high score is 50.
Our low score is 7.
Well, you passed 50.
19. Not bad at all.
Yeah, it's a low scorer, that.
I think it's a weird thing that Madagascar the film
is more famous than Madagascar the country now, in a funny kind of way,
so people sort of forget that it's... I think
-they don't associate that name with a country.
-The country is Madagascar.
-There we are.
-There we go.
-There we are.
Now then, David, a warm welcome to you, David,
here originally from Essex, now from Walthamstow.
-And what do you do, David?
-I'm an author.
-You're an author?
What books do you write? What sorts of books do you write?
I mainly write books on true crime and conspiracy theories.
Oh, but those are great books, the best kind of books.
Very exciting. What are you working on at the moment?
I'm actually working on something completely different.
I'm working on a novel and working on a book about Epping Forest.
I see. Is the novel your first work of fiction?
It's not my first work of fiction
but it's the one I'm really looking forward to actually finishing
-and I'm really loving it.
-And it's on track?
When do you reckon it will be out?
-Good, good stuff. Well, good luck with that.
Now, David, you're the last person
to have this board. If you fancied it, you could talk us through it
-and fill in all the blanks for us.
Well, the most obvious one is From Russia With Love.
I'm torn between which one I want to go for
because I think the final one is The Tailor Of Panama
but I think the first one is Big Trouble In Little China.
I think I'm going to go for
Big Trouble In Little China because I like it.
Big Trouble In Little China, says David.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said that.
36 for China.
Not a bad score but you would have done better if you had gone for
The Tailor Of Panama because that would have scored you 11 points,
would have been a terrific answer,
based on the John Le Carre novel, of course.
It is From Russia With Love, that's the biggest scorer up there,
From Russia With Love would have scored you 87.
Now, this last one, it's got Emma Thompson in it.
It's also got Antonio Banderas in it
and it is Imagining Argentina,
and it's a pointless answer, so very well done if you said that at home.
Very good indeed. Thank you very much, Richard.
OK, halfway through the round, let's take a look at those scores.
7 the best score of the pass. Very well done indeed, Conrad.
Then we travel up to 19, Adele and Dave, we find there,
36, David and Steve, and then
up to 50 for Elena and Jordan. Now, Jordan, we need
a low score from you. You're not way ahead but a nice low score from you
should keep you in the game, so best of luck with that.
We'll come back down the line now. Can the second players please step up to the podium?
OK, we're going to put seven more film titles up on the board,
and here they come. We have got...
I'll read those one last time.
-A warm welcome to you, sir.
What do you do?
I'm afraid I'm an accountant, which is every bit as boring as you think.
Oh, don't be afraid!
I am. Well, it is.
-But you don't find it boring, though, do you?
-Sometimes! But sometimes it's got to be exciting!
Sometimes it's just a little bit routine.
Getting things to add up, I mean, that's quite satisfying, isn't it?
It's like sort of numerical Tetris.
-Something like that.
-Just making things fit the right way.
-Yet, but usually someone's hidden some of the pieces.
when you're not accounting, Steve, what do you do?
I play the bagpipes.
See, that's marvellous.
How long have you played them for?
Since I was about yea high, I'm afraid.
Stop being afraid! It's lovely.
You'd be surprised what this place does to you.
Very nice. One day, I want to learn the Northumbrian pipes.
It's like a little small pipe. It's beautiful.
With Highland bagpipes you blow, with the Northumbrian bagpipes
-you have a...
-You have a bellow.
I tried them once and I felt like a demented chicken.
I don't know, I like the demented chicken element.
I think that's good.
-Anyway, now, Steve, there you are, on 36.
If you can score 13 or less, you are through to the next round.
If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium.
Belgium, says Steve.
Belgium. Here's your red line. It's going to be low.
Let's see if you can get below that with Belgium. Maybe.
Oh, that's good, Steve.
Oh, that's very good.
Look at that. 7.
Equalling our lowest score of the round from Conrad there.
Very well done. 43 is your total.
That's a great answer, Steve, very well played. An Ian McShane film,
he's sort of a tour guide, shows lots of Americans around Europe.
Thanks very much indeed, Richard.
Now, Dave, welcome back.
Welcome back, Dave. Remind us what you do.
I'm an information security expert for a retailer.
So when you say that, does that mean you're stopping hackers? Is that basically
-what you're trying to do?
-Yes. Risk management against hackers.
-On a grocery website.
-This is a huge online
-So I guess
a hacker could run riot on that, couldn't they?
-They can, yes. But not on my watch.
-No! Not when you're there, Dave.
And your interests, Dave, when you're not keeping us all safe...
Yeah, nowadays it's golf and table tennis.
But you were a rugby player in your time.
I was a rugby player and football player.
Where did you play in rugby? What was your position?
-I was second row.
-Second row, rugby union.
Very good. OK, now, Dave, there you are, you're on 19.
The high-scorers are still Jordan and Elena on 50,
so 30 or less gets you through.
So when it came up films, I thought I'd be good at this, but...
Not quite as good as I thought, so again,
I'm going to stay reasonably safe.
I will go for A Passage To India.
A Passage To India, says Dave. Here's your red line.
If you can get below that with A Passage To India,
you are through to the next round.
Let's see how many people said India.
88 of them!
Popular answer, that one. That takes your total up to 107.
A big relief for Jordan and Elena there.
Yeah, A Passage To India, very high name recognition, isn't it?
Peggy Ashcroft won an Oscar for her role in that. EM Forster novel.
Mmm. Good film.
Now, Jordan, what about that?
-Should we all just say, "Phew" for a moment? That was...
-Yeah, that was all looking a bit touch-and-go till that point.
Jordan, what do you do?
-I'm an actor as well.
-Also an actor.
And you met Elena studying acting.
At drama school in Manchester, yeah.
-In Manchester. And you also graduated last year.
And how's it been this year for you?
It's... It takes some adjusting to.
But you've got your agent.
-Yeah, yeah, I do.
-Which is exciting.
-Yeah, that's something.
Have you and Elena appeared in things together since you left?
Not since we left. Plays in drama school but nothing since.
It's quite nice, though,
when you've got groups of friends and maybe...
Have you got friends who may be aspiring directors,
-friends who are aspiring writers?
-And you can kind of put things on informally.
-Yet, it's great fun, that.
-Creating our own material
-really is kind of the way forward, I think.
-I think it is.
-Unless you get lucky.
-Creating your own company,
putting things on yourself, is a great way of getting things done,
-keeping you busy as well.
-Now, there you are on 50.
107 is the high score, so if you can score 56 or less,
you're into the next round.
Well, films is probably my ideal category.
I know three confidently,
so it's which one to go for.
I think I'm going to go for Grace of Monaco.
Grace of Monaco, says Jordan.
Grace of Monaco. There is your red line.
If you get below that, you're through to the next round.
How many people said Monaco?
Through you go.
72 is your total and you are into Round Two.
Well played, Jordan. Starring Nicole Kidman, a very famous flop film.
-Didn't even release it in the States, eventually.
-It did so badly.
-They didn't even dare?
Jordan, of course, is the only competitor whose name is a country.
Indeed, yeah. Thanks very much indeed. Now, Caroline, welcome.
-Here from Barry.
And what do you do in Barry, Caroline?
Well, I do a couple of things.
I'm a carer with the terminally ill and the elderly
and the mentally ill, and in my spare time
I also teach music at my children's primary school.
That's nice. What sort of music?
Just teaching music to a class or do you teach particular instruments?
I do instruments as well. I do violin and piano,
but I do kind of music workshops,
so we've just done a project on the instruments of the orchestra
and next we're looking at different genres, so it's a bit of a leap,
next week we're doing rap.
Wow, into rap? What age are your pupils?
-OK, fun. Excellent.
-Rap without swearing.
-Good luck with that.
-Got to find some family-friendly ones.
-Yeah, that's great!
Good stuff. Now, Caroline, you're on 7.
-You're 100 behind our high-scorers.
So 99 or less keeps you safe.
That's good because I only know one.
The only one that I know that's left
is Good Morning, Vietnam.
Vietnam, says Caroline. Here's your red line, nice and high,
get below that with Vietnam, you're into Round Two.
Well done. Through you go.
78. It's high, but who cares?
85 is your total.
Yeah, well done, Caroline,
Conrad doing a lot of the work for you there, so lovely,
straight through. It is a tough board, this one, isn't it?
Much tougher than the previous board, I think.
Let's go through the rest of these now. It's The Boys From...
-Brazil, that's a big scorer. Would have scored you 56.
Do you know Cold?
It's interesting, just a common expression, which is cold
-and then the name of the country.
-No, it's going to annoy me, this.
I can't think what that is. Cold...
-Oh, of course!
Obvious when you hear it. 16 points for that. Now, this other one.
There's all sorts of countries where the country is named after a river.
This is one of these, an awful lot of them in Africa.
I thought this was River Congo. It's not. It's a James Earl Jones film.
It is The River Niger
and it's a pointless answer, so very well done if you said that.
Very good. Thank you, Richard, so at the end of our first round,
the pair who are heading home, they were our head-to-headers last time.
I can't bear this. Dave and Adele, we had high hopes.
Our only returning pair, in fact.
And I'm afraid we have to say goodbye to you at this point. Yes.
Anyway, it's been lovely having you on both shows.
Thanks so much for playing, Dave and Adele.
But for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
And so suddenly we're down to three pairs.
At the end of this round we will be down to two pairs.
Conrad and Steve, very well done,
our joint lowest individual scorers.
Steve and David, our lowest-scoring pair, and well done to all of you,
you've seen off our only returning pair, so, yeah, good going.
Best of luck to all three pairs.
Our category for Round Two this afternoon is...
Powerful People. Can you all decide in your pairs
who's going to go first, who's going to go second?
And whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.
OK, and the question concerns...
Forbes' Most Powerful Women 2015. Richard.
We're going to show you a picture now of 15 women who appeared
on this list of the world's most powerful women.
We just need you to identify the most obscure of these 15, please.
OK, so we're going to put an image up on the board
with 15 people on it.
That will stay up for the whole round.
We won't be changing it halfway through the round.
You just have to name any of the people on this board,
and here is our image.
There we go.
OK, so, Conrad, we come to you.
Now, again, Conrad, and this is just the way it's fallen,
-another nice international round for you.
-That's nice, isn't it?
It is nice.
There's a couple of faces that look familiar,
but this is a bit of a stab in the dark
and I'm going to go with Angela Merkel.
OK, yes, let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people said Angela Merkel.
46 for Angela Merkel.
Yeah, there she is in the bottom row, second in.
Thanks very much, Richard. Now, Jordan...
Jordan, who would you like to go for from this?
I don't really recognise a lot of the more obscure ones.
I'm going to go for the top left.
Sofia Vergara, says Jordan. Let's see if it's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said that.
Now, 46 our only score so far, you passed that comfortably.
Taking it down to 6, look at that, very well done indeed!
-Yeah, absolutely, star of Modern Family, of course.
Thanks very much indeed, Richard. Now, David.
Deep sigh time.
I think...bottom row, third in,
-is Ellen DeGeneres.
We've had Angela Merkel and now Ellen DeGeneres.
Let's see if that's right,
Ellen "DeJeneres" or "De-Generes" if you like. How many people said it?
Well, you pass 46.
Just. 43 for Ellen DeGeneres.
Yeah, US talk show host,
also of course the most retweeted photograph ever, her Oscar selfie.
Of course, yes. There we are, thank you very much.
We're halfway through the round. Let's take a look at those cores.
Jordan, well done indeed.
Look at that, 6.
Jordan and Elena looking very strong at that point.
Then 43 is where we find David and Steve,
then 46, just a tiny bit ahead, we find Conrad
and Caroline, so, yes, Caroline, we need a low score from you.
I'm afraid that board isn't going to change,
-so I hope you've got a really good answer from the board.
Good. Best of luck with that. We'll come back down the line now.
Can the second pairs please step up to the podium?
OK, now, Steve...
-Hello and goodbye.
We have a strict division of labour in this team.
He can't do anagrams and I can't recognise famous people.
-I do know one. It's going to score a lot.
It's Hillary Clinton.
Hillary Clinton. OK, Hillary Clinton, says Steve.
You do get a red line. Should you score 2 or less
-with this, you'll definitely be in the head-to-head.
but actually, you might be doing something tactically very clever
by taking Hillary Clinton off the board,
so let's see how many of our 100 people said Hillary Clinton.
47 for Hillary Clinton,
takes you up to 90. Nice round score.
Yes, scored one point more than Angela Merkel, Hillary Clinton,
although actually, in the poll,
Hillary Clinton was the second most powerful woman in the world
-and Angela Merkel the most powerful woman in the world.
Elena, what would you like to go for?
By the way, you're on 6. If you can score 83 or less...
-83 or less.
-83 or less is meant to be good!
-I know three.
I'm going to have to go for...
Taylor Swift. Here's your red line.
Get below that red line with Taylor Swift
and you're into the head-to-head.
Let's see how many of our 100 said Taylor Swift.
It's right and you're through, well done. Perfect.
Down it goes. 39!
45 is your total.
The lowest total of the round,
I can reveal.
The 64th most powerful woman in the world - Elena.
-No, Taylor Swift!
-Thank you very much. Now, Caroline.
-Hello to you.
-Now, you want to be scoring 43 or less.
I see who I think is Shakira but I'm not 100% that's her,
so I'm not going to attempt it,
so I'm going to go for someone
that I see quite often in the celebrity magazines I devour,
and she's normally pictured with Victoria Beckham,
so I'm going to say Anna Wintour.
Anna Wintour, says Caroline. Anna Wintour.
Here comes your red line - get below that
with Anna Wintour, through you go to the head-to-head.
How many people said Anna Wintour?
Very well done.
That's a great answer, 13.
13, our second lowest score of the round. Very well done.
59 is your total.
Yeah, there she is, the first one of the middle row there,
editor of Vogue, of course, Anna Wintour.
Now, let's go through all of them from the top.
There's two pointless answers here but we'll go through them in order,
so next to Sofia Vergara there is Michelle Obama,
which would have scored you 49.
Next to her is the president of South Korea, Park Geun-hye.
Would have scored 1 point, so very well done if you said that.
And next to that is our first pointless answer.
She's the deputy governor of the Bank of England. It's Nemat Shafik.
Very well done if you said that, Dame Nemat Shafik, I think.
A pointless answer if you said that.
That is Shakira in the top right there,
but she would have scored you 15.
Now, on that second row, next to Anna Wintour is Angelina Jolie,
would have scored you 30.
And next to Hillary Clinton is the Polish prime minister, Ewa Kopacz.
She would have scored you 2 points.
On the bottom row, Oprah Winfrey, she's our biggest scorer, actually,
she would have scored you 58.
And then the last two -
Melinda Gates, 2 points for Melinda Gates,
and another pointless answer, bottom right.
She's the editor of the Guardian and it's Kath Viner.
Again, very, very well done if you said that.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard. So at the end of our second round,
the pair we're sending home with their high score of 90,
Steve and David. Nothing wrong with
either of your answers there, Hillary Clinton and Ellen DeGeneres,
they just scored a lot, through no fault of yours.
No fault of yours. But it means we'll see you again next time
and we look forward to that very much, but meantime,
thanks very much indeed, Steve and David.
But for Elena and Jordan, Caroline and Conrad,
it's now time for our head-to-head.
Very well done, Elena, Jordan, Caroline and Conrad,
you are now one step closer to the final and a chance
to play for our jackpot, which currently stands at £1,000.
Well, this is the point where you start playing as teams.
We put you head-to-head.
First pair to win two questions will be playing for that jackpot.
Well, we've had moments of brilliance.
We've had really good answers from each team, in fact.
So, yes, I think you are very, very well matched.
It should be very, very tight, this.
Best of luck to both pairs. Let's play the head-to-head.
OK, here comes your first question, and it concerns...
We're going to show you five clues now to facts about the American sitcom Cheers.
Can you give us the most obscure answer, please?
OK, let's reveal our five clues, and here they come.
I'll read those all one last time.
There we are. Now then,
Elena and Jordan, you are our low-scorers, so you go first.
OK, we only know two,
so we'll go for the last one,
-which is Boston.
-Boston, say Elena and Jordan, Boston.
Now then, Caroline and Conrad, talk us through that board, if you can.
The only thing we think
might be correct, which probably isn't,
we only know one show ever
that starred Kelsey Grammer,
and that's Frasier,
-so we're going to have to say that.
-You're going to go for Frasier.
So we have Boston, we have Frasier.
Now, Elena and Jordan said Boston, the city in which it's set.
Let's see if it's right, let's see how many people said it.
48 for Boston.
Meanwhile, Caroline and Conrad have said Frasier for the spin-off show.
Let's see if that's right.
It is absolutely right, Frasier.
Oh, it's going to be clo...
50 for Frasier!
It nearly won it for you.
But no, after one question, Elena and Jordan, you are up 1-0.
That was close, wasn't it?
It's got one of the best theme tunes ever, hasn't it, Cheers?
-I think it has.
-What a lovely song it is.
Now, let's take a look at the rest of these.
The George Wendt character is...
-Norm, absolutely, Norm Peterson, to give him his full name.
Would have scored you 18.
It was Sam...
That would have scored you 22.
Now, this would be more of a guess,
the year the show was first broadcast.
-1982 in the States.
-Yeah. Best answer on the board, 8 points.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard. OK, here comes your second question.
Caroline and Conrad, you get to answer it first
but you have to win it to stay in the game, so best of luck.
Bones in the human body. Richard.
We're going to show you the names of five bones, typically
found in the human body, but we've missed out alternate letters.
Can you fill in those gaps, please?
OK, so let's reveal our five broken bones, and here they are.
I'll read those all one last time.
Now, Caroline and Conrad, you will go first.
(The only one I know is the bottom one. That's it.)
OK. There's only one on there
that we know, and that's the bottom one,
which we think is femur.
Femur, say Caroline and Conrad, femur.
Now then, Elena and Jordan, do you fancy
talking us through those bones?
-Um... We don't know the...
-Do we know the first one?
-We don't know the first or third one.
The second one, I think, is ulna.
I think the fourth one is sacrum.
Think we should go for that?
-Yeah, we'll go for the fourth one down.
Sacrum, so we have femur and we have sacrum.
Now, Caroline and Conrad said femur.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said femur.
Oh! Look at that, 91.
91 for femur.
Now, Elena and Jordan have gone for sacrum.
Let's see if that's right. One up from the bottom.
How many people said sacrum?
It's right, and it wins you the point.
Look at that, 15 for sacrum.
Well done, Elena and Jordan.
After only two questions, you are straight through to the final 2-0.
Very, very well played, yeah, the sacrum is a triangular bone
at the base of the back. I think that might be where your problem is.
My sacrum? It could well be.
-Maybe your sacroiliac joint is where the issue is.
That would be my opinion. I'm not a real doctor, but...
-I mean, sure, I practise, but I'm not a real doctor.
Let's take a look at the rest of these. You were right about ulna.
It's a big scorer, not as big as femur
but it would have scored you 61.
The top one, do you know the top one?
-Mandible, yeah, the jawbone.
That would have scored you 28.
Now, do you know this next one down?
It's your heel bone.
It's your calcaneus.
Calcaneus, and that would have scored 1 point,
so very well done if you said that.
-Thank you very much indeed.
-You've got two of them.
Calcaneus, I'd better learn about them, calcaneus.
-Haven't you just?
-My heel bone.
-Yep, connected to my foot bone, I seem to remember.
-Obviously, I am qualified. Yeah.
Any other information? What is it, your foot bone...?
Foot bone, well, that's connected to your toe bone.
-Toe bone, and your toe bone?
-That's pretty much...
-Connected to the backside of next-door's cats.
-There you go!
Thank you very much indeed.
So, the pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head round,
I'm so sorry, Caroline and Conrad,
it's been a wonderful progress
through the show so far for you, but then you came up, I'm afraid,
against the immovable object of Elena and Jordan.
So we say goodbye to you, but it's great news for us
cos it means we get to see you again next time.
Look forward to that very much,
but, Caroline and Conrad, meantime, thanks very much.
But for Elena and Jordan, it is time for our Pointless final.
Well, what about that?
Elena and Jordan, you have seen off all the other competitors
and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.
There you are.
You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot.
At the end of today's show, the jackpot is standing at £1,000.
Well, I think you've been our low-scorers throughout the show.
Very, very impressive scoring anyhow,
and no arguing with 2-0 in the head-to-head,
that's always a very impressive last stand before the final.
What would you like to see come up?
-Again, anything movies, although we've had it already.
-we'd probably be quite good at.
-Yeah. I'm quite good on some sport.
-Some sport? Expand on this.
-Some selected sports.
-Mainly football, but I know a little bit about a few others.
-OK, Elena, any strange...?
-Nothing strange about that.
-That would be very handy.
-Let's hope there's something on the board you like the look of.
Today's selection looks like this. We've got...
Sport in 1996, Opera,
Numerical Pop Groups, my favourite kind,
Not the first one...
-Yeah. It might be the Euros, but...
-Not the second one.
-It's got to be Numerical Pop Groups.
-Yeah, it has to be.
It could be anything.
-Like the planet?
-I don't know!
-Numerical Pop Groups?
-Yeah, we'll go the third one down, please.
You're going to go Numerical Pop Groups. Richard.
OK, good luck. This will be a perfect one, some people at home,
this is the sort of question they absolutely love.
We're going to give you three different questions here.
We are looking for any UK Top 40 single prior to June 2015
released by 911,
by Five, or by S Club 7.
-So any UK Top 40 single by 911, Five or S Club 7,
or when they became S Club as well, not S Club Juniors.
Very, very best of luck.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
OK, now, as always, you've got up to one minute
to come up with three answers to win that jackpot.
All you need is for one of those answers to be pointless.
-Are you ready?
OK, let's put 60 seconds up on the clock.
There they are. Your time starts now.
-I can't think of any 911.
There was one '90s album I had with one 911.
-No, I can't remember it, so don't get excited.
-OK. S Club 7?
-I only know the most popular ones.
-Wait, let's just calm down.
Let's just think about it. It's a long time.
S Club 7, so not Reach For The Stars, not...
What's that, "Stop right now..."? Oh, that's the Spice Girls.
-Yeah, the Spice Girls.
Five... What's that, "Five will make you get down..." What's that?
That's too popular.
-I don't even know what it's called.
-"Five will make you get down"?
-That's part of the song, I think.
What was the name of your CD?
I can't remember. I'm not going to think of it. S Club 7,
let's think about that.
Or is that Spice Girls, Rise?
Possibly. Sounds plausible.
-Ten seconds left.
So Reach For The Stars, Rise... Anything else?
-Any other S Club 7?
-Five, no, just think of Five.
Time's coming up.
Five, isn't there one called Five?
OK, that's your time up, I'm sorry to say.
-Good management there, Elena.
-You know when you just get...
You get a bit flustered and then you forget the ones you know
-and you have to take a minute.
-Calm under pressure is what you need.
Now, what are the three answers going to be?
-We've got Reach For The Stars...
-Reach For The Stars by...
-S Club 7.
-S Club 7.
-Rise, which we think...
-Rise, I think, is S Club 7,
and I think there's a Five single called Five.
-Five, by Five?
of those three, which is your best shot at a pointless answer?
-Rise, if it's right.
-Rise, if it's right.
-Rise goes last, then.
-And Reach For The Stars at the top.
-Reach For The Stars, least likely.
OK, let's pop those answers up on the board in that order,
and here they are. We've got...
Reach For The Stars, Five and Rise.
Best of luck. Now, one of those answers might turn out to be pointless.
-It just might.
-I hope so.
If that were to happen and you were to win £1,000,
what would you do with it, Elena?
I would probably put it towards putting on another play.
-Yes, very good. OK, Jordan?
Well, I got married last year
and we're just about to move house next month,
so that would help with a lot of furniture and decorating and stuff.
Perfect. Congratulations and good luck, in quick succession.
Now, in the first instance, we were looking for songs by S Club 7.
You have gone for Reach For The Stars,
-your least confident shot at pointless.
But if it is pointless, it will win you £1,000.
Let's see how many people said Reach For The Stars.
Unfortunately an incorrect answer,
which means not a pointless answer, which means you only have
two more shots at today's jackpot.
We move on to your next answer, which was Five, which you think
-might be a hit single...
-I've got this horrible feeling...
..by the band Five.
-..that it might be Five by Five!
-OK, Five by Five.
It has to be pointless for you to win that jackpot, so for £1,000,
let's see how many people said Five.
-Oh, bad luck.
-The next one's wrong as well, I think.
Bad luck. An incorrect answer, which means your next one,
you already think the next one's wrong.
Yeah, because I think I'm thinking of Gabrielle, Rise,
-not S Club 7, Rise.
OK. These sound like addresses.
"5 Gabrielle Rise."
You're going for Rise. OK, we're hoping it's a single by S Club 7.
Let's just find out, shall we?
If it's right and if it's pointless, it will win you £1,000. Rise.
There's the hat-trick...
-I got two wrong, so...
-You did, yeah.
I'm afraid, do you know what,
I was sort of imagining that this was really, this was going to
be brilliant for you, I'm not quite sure why, but it wasn't, I'm afraid.
-Just not the right bands.
-Not the right bands.
Out of all the numerical bands...
-I know, Heaven 17, Level 42, where were they?
-Yeah, maybe not our best category.
OK, well, I'm afraid you didn't manage to find a correct answer,
in fact, let alone a pointless answer,
so I'm afraid you don't win today's jackpot of £1,000.
Mind you, we have been handing it out willy-nilly for the last few shows,
so frankly it's quite nice for us to hold on to it for a little longer.
It means Richard and I can go and have a drink on the interest. Um...
But we have loved having you on the show,
-an amazing performance right across, very, very good.
Really astute answering. You've shown yourselves to be very clever,
which is marvellous, and you get to take home a Pointless trophy each,
so very, very well done indeed. Elena and Jordan, well done.
Unlucky. You know what, though?
If you're going to get three incorrect answers in a category,
-better this than Shakespeare or chemistry or something.
At least you can say, "I didn't know any 911 singles."
That's not the worst shame in the world.
Let's go through the pointless answers in the different categories.
Lots of people always say, "I want '80s pop, '90s pop, noughties pop,"
so some people will love this.
If you're a fan of any of these bands, there will be pointless answers here that you got.
We'll start with 911.
A Little Bit More. Now, years ago, many years ago,
I wrote a sitcom called Boyz Unlimited, that James Corden was in,
and we were thinking, "What's the cheesiest song we could ever record?
"What's the worst song a boy band could ever do?"
And we stumbled across A Little Bit More, which is the old Dr Hook song
and we thought, "We'll do that, cos that could never happen in real life." We recorded it.
A month later, 911 brought it out and had a number one single with it,
so there you go, that just goes to show.
More Than A Woman, which was a cover of the Bee Gees song.
Party People...Friday Night, all three of those were top ten singles,
and Wonderland, which was their last UK top 40 single,
also could have had Don't Make Me Wait,
How Do You Want Me To Love You
and The Journey, all of those were pointless answers.
Let's take a look at Five.
These are all top ten singles as well.
Don't Wanna Let You Go, Got The Feelin' was a pointless answer,
I know lots of people at home will have got that,
and Until The Time Is Through, also a pointless answer.
Now, our old friends S Club, S Club 7,
let's take a look at the pointless, only four pointless answers here.
-Love Ain't Gonna Wait For You
was a pointless answer, Two In A Million is a pointless answer.
-Look at the shock on Elena's face.
-Two In A Million!
-I know, right?
That song's on Now 38, I think.
That is very specific knowledge.
A lot of numericals flying around.
Yeah, there really are.
You, and You're My Number One. Some big scorers there.
We couldn't have Reach For The Stars as it's just called Reach.
-Oh, is it?
-Because it's famously called Reach...
-Was it about 100?
-I suspect a lot of other people said Reach For The Stars...
..which we wouldn't have accepted. S Club Party would have scored 11.
They famously, of course, said
that there ain't no party like an S Club party,
so thank you to S Club for filling us in on that.
Thank you very much indeed. Thanks, Richard.
Unfortunately, we have to say goodbye to you, Elena and Jordan,
but it's been fabulous having you on the show. Thank you for playing. Elena and Jordan.
Well, sadly, Elena and Jordan didn't win our jackpot today,
which means it rolls over onto the next show,
when we will be playing for £2,000.
Join us then, to see if someone can win it. Meanwhile,
-it's goodbye from Richard.
-And it's goodbye from me. Goodbye.
Quiz in which contestants try to score as few points as possible by plumbing the depths of their general knowledge to come up with the answers no-one else can think of. Presented by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman.