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Thank you very much indeed.
Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong and welcome to Pointless.
This is the show where all the questions have been asked
to 100 people before the show.
All our contestants have to do is come up with the answers
that no-one else could think of. Let's meet today's players.
And couple number one.
Hi, I'm Jon, this is my brother, Larry,
and we're from Tottenham in London.
-Couple number two.
I'm Mark, this is my son, Ben, and we're from Hartford in Cheshire.
Couple number three.
Hi, I'm Jo, this is my sister, Tasha, and we're from Woking.
-And, finally, couple number four.
-Hi, I'm Hannah. I'm from Wimborne.
And this is my friend, Taz, who's from Newport.
And these are today's contestants.
Thanks very much, all of you. A very warm welcome to the show.
We'll get to chat to each of you throughout the show
as it goes along. That just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
He is so smart, his blood type is A*.
It's my Pointless friend, it's Richard.
-Hiya. Hi, everybody.
-Good afternoon to you.
-And to you.
-Are you well?
-I'm very well.
I was very pleased that Larry and Jon are brothers cos quite often
-I think people look alike and they turn out not to be brothers.
Anyway, I was relieved, gents.
Two returning pairs from that last show.
Mark and Ben were knocked out in Round One.
They've got a glint about them though, a hint of steel.
I think they'll be all right.
And Tasha and Jo already proved themselves,
got through to the head-to-head. Going to be difficult to beat too.
First two rounds, high culture, low culture.
-There we are.
Thank you very much indeed.
Jason and Vicky didn't win the jackpot last time,
which means we add another £1,000 to that,
so today's jackpot starts off at £2,250.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.
Remember, the pair with the highest score at the end of each round
will be eliminated, so keep those scores low.
Best of luck to all four pairs. Our first category this afternoon is...
Can you decide in your pairs who's going first, who's going second?
And whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.
OK, the question concerns...
Artists and their countries of birth.
-This is the high culture bit, just so you know.
On each board, we're going to give you seven pairs of artists.
They were all born in the same modern-day country as each other.
We need you to tell us the name of those countries, please.
There's going to be 14 pairs in all to have a go at home. Best of luck.
Thank you very much indeed.
So, we are looking for the countries of origin
shared by these pairs of artists. Our first board reads like this.
I'll read those all one last time.
-Larry, a warm welcome to Pointless.
Straight in at the deep end of Pointless culture here.
Larry, from London. What do you do, Larry?
-I'm a journalism student at Kingston University.
-Good stuff. Enjoying it?
-Very much so, yeah.
Have you worked out which avenue of journalism?
-Yeah, sports journalism.
Are you specialising already in sports journalism?
No, third year, I get to actually take a sports journalism module.
That's fun. So, what are you doing at the moment?
-Is it still quite general?
-Yeah, it's pretty much practical stuff.
I've just finished creating a magazine
which I really enjoyed doing. It's a magazine for dogs called Dogue.
-I get it. So, Vogue with a...
Oh, that's good. Dogue. We like Dogue.
-I'd have called it Vanity Fur.
-There we are.
OK, now, Larry, which pair of artists and country of origin
would you like to tackle?
Really weak on art but I think I'm going to go Vincent van Gogh
and Johannes Vermeer and say The Netherlands.
The Netherlands, says Larry. Let's see if that's right
and how many of our 100 people went for The Netherlands.
Yeah, nice start.
Van Gogh was originally, very briefly, a teacher in Ramsgate.
-I never knew that!
-There you go. How about that?
-What about that?
Thanks very much, Richard. Now then, Mark, welcome back to Pointless.
-Remind us what you do.
I work for a top-flight Premiership football team on hospitality.
-That is fun.
-But I like to try and do all sorts of things, push myself,
so just recently, I've flown a biplane
and a couple of years back, I went skydiving.
-I've walked on fire, so...
-You've walked on fire?
Do you mean you were on fire and you walked?
No, what they do is they make a big pyre out of wood
and they've got glowing embers and you walk across the top of it.
Is it all about the speed with which you transfer from foot to foot?
It's about walking evenly
and rolling your feet rather than walking flat-footed.
-A little bit hot.
-David Frost once did a programme
called Beyond Belief and they tried to explain different phenomena
and he said no-one can explain this thing of walking across hot coals
and a scientist said exactly that.
He said feet are a very poor conductor of heat
so, as long as you do it quickly, you never get burnt.
And David Frost said, "Well, we may never know."
OK, Mark, who would you like to go for on this board?
I'm going to go for the top one and say Spain.
OK, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Spain.
Let's see if that's right and how many people said it.
64 is our only score so far.
63. Look at that for grouping.
And the right side of 64 as well, Mark.
Yeah, Picasso's dad was an artist
and he gave it up when Picasso was 13
cos he felt his son had surpassed him.
-Oh, that's got to hurt, hasn't it?
-Yeah, went on to become a teacher in Ramsgate.
-That's right, yeah.
The previous teacher had lost an ear somehow.
-No-one knows how, and he was called in.
-Thanks very much.
-Tasha, welcome back to Pointless.
-You were our head-to-headers last time.
And then defeated in that last round. Remind us what you do.
I'm a teaching assistant in a primary school
but I have a couple of other jobs as well
because I am saving up to go travelling.
-What other jobs do you do?
-I do some tutoring,
I do some after-school care, so, like, nannying,
and I also work on summer camps and children's camps
-during the school holidays.
-That's quite a full curriculum there.
How are your travel funds coming together?
Um, well, winning the show would be very helpful.
All right, well, Tasha, what would you like to go for?
We've got scores in the mid 60s at this point.
I mean, either answer is going to be a guess
and I'm going on the names and what sort of nationality they sound.
I'm going to go for Katsushika Hokusai and Sesshu
-and I'm going to guess Japan.
-Japan, says Tasha.
Well, let's see if that's right
and how many of our 100 people said Japan.
Well, there we are. That paid off. Look at that.
-33. Well done, Tasha.
How were 67 people looking at those names and not kind of going,
-"Yeah, I'd say Japan"?
-What are they thinking?
-"I don't know. Is it Finland?"
Hokusai is famous for that Great Wave painting,
which is very symbolic over here, of Japanese art.
-Thanks very much, Richard. Now, Taz, welcome to Pointless.
Good to have you here. What do you do, Taz?
I edit content for an eco-friendly travel website.
Is that a sort of rolling thing, so you update it daily?
Yeah, it's quite a new business, so we're still in the early stages
but yeah, every day, I sit down and edit different tours and projects.
And can you do that from home
or is there an office where you all go along and...?
At the moment, I'm doing it from home but, hopefully,
if we get investment in the near future,
-we'll be moving to London with some offices, hopefully.
-How long have you done it for?
-Nearly six months now.
-OK, that's exciting though.
Exciting to see how the project grows.
And what are your interests aside from that, Taz?
Aside from that, I play ladies rugby for my local club at home
-and also, in my spare time, I play the church organ.
-Now, there you go.
-Pedals and all?
-I don't always put the pedals in. Nobody notices.
Nobody notices the pedals.
Now, Taz, this board's all yours,
if you wanted to go through it and hazard a guess
at all the ones that haven't yet been guessed.
I was probably going say Japan, actually.
It would have been a guess as well,
but I think what I'm going to go for
is Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt and say Austria.
Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt, Austria, says Taz.
Let's see if that's right
and how many of our 100 people agree with Taz.
It is right.
Look at that! 13. Very well done indeed, Taz.
Best score of the round so far.
-Great answer, Taz. Very well played.
Klimt is the one who's famous for the gold paintings.
The Kiss is one of his.
Now, Paul Klee and Alberto Giacometti.
It's not Italy, so you did well to avoid it. It's actually Switzerland.
Both Swiss. Would have scored you 4 points.
Edward Hopper and Georgia O'Keeffe?
-USA. Would have been a good answer.
Would have only scored 20.
And Durer and Friedrich?
-They are both German and that would have scored 42.
So, the best answer on the board is Switzerland.
-Well done if you said that.
-Thanks very much, Richard.
We're halfway through the round. Let's look at the scores.
13, Taz, well done.
The best score of that pass,
putting Taz and Hannah at the top of the table.
Then we travel up to 33, where we find Tasha and Jo.
63, where we find Mark and Ben.
And just a salami slice ahead of them there, Larry and Jon.
So, Jon, it is all in your hands.
We need a low score to keep you in the game. Best of luck with that.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
OK, let's put seven more pairs of artists up on the board
and here they come.
I'll read those all one last time.
There we are. Now then, Hannah, welcome to Pointless.
-Good to have you here.
-What do you do, Hannah?
-I'm a support worker
-for a disabled children's team.
-Right you are.
And how do you and Taz know each other?
We actually went to university together.
-And whose idea was it to come on the show?
-Taz has the idea, I'm the yes person.
-There you are.
Yes people are good. Now, you're on 13.
Lovely low-scoring from Taz has helped you out there.
How are we feeling about this board, Hannah?
Um, I've heard of a lot of them
but I have no idea where they come from.
I think Frida Kahlo is from Mexico.
-OK, so your answer is going to be Mexico for that.
There you are on 13. If you can score 50 or less,
you are into Round Two.
That's what 50 looks like with your red line there.
Get below that, you're into Round Two.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Mexico.
Very well done. Look at that.
Lovely low score there,
equalling Taz's low score of 13 in the first pass.
-26 is your total.
-Good work on that last podium.
They were married to each other, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
-But she had a brief affair with Leon Trotsky.
Imagine having that gossip, if you knew Frida Kahlo.
-"You'll never guess who she got off with. Trotsky."
-Yeah, at that party.
-And then next month, "I heard he got killed with an ice pick."
-"Yeah, you know who got off with him? Frida Kahlo."
-There's an episode of Jeremy Kyle!
-Welcome back to Pointless.
Remind us what you do, Jo.
-I'm a student nurse.
and tell us about your interests, your hobbies.
So, I play netball for my uni netball team.
How often do you have matches?
Once or twice a week, training once a week,
-so three times a week sometimes.
-That's not too bad.
-But a great social life on the back of it.
-Socials once a week, yeah.
Absolutely vital. Now, Jo, how are you feeling
-about our pairs of artists?
-Not very good.
I think I'm going to do similar to Tasha and just guess on the names,
so I'm going to go with Henri Matisse and Gustave Courbet
-and go France.
-OK, Henri Matisse, Gustave Courbet,
France, says Jo. There is your red line.
Get below that, you are into the next round. Is it right?
It is right.
I think you might have done enough there.
83 is your total. APPLAUSE
-Courbet was notorious for his often banned erotic works.
And ironically, "corbeille" in French means "waste paper basket".
-So his name is essentially...
-Basically, Gustave Bin.
There you go. So, now, Ben.
Bin, Ben, this is just... Whoa!
HE MAKES EXPLOSION NOISE Ben, welcome back.
-Remind us what you do, Ben.
I'm a second-year archaeology student
-but I'm currently taking a gap year.
-As an archaeologist,
do you have all your tools with you or are they provided on site?
-You are meant to have your own trowel.
But most of the rest of the equipment is provided for you.
OK, so when you're applying to go on a dig, "Has own trowel" is...
-You find a little tick box.
-You have to bring your own trowel
at my gym. A towel! I'm thinking of towel.
LAUGHTER And, Ben, what are your hobbies
aside from archaeology? I imagine archaeology
is a bit of a hobby as well.
Archaeology, history, but for a long time,
since I was about 14 years old, I went to the Air Cadets.
Oh, right, so have you flown?
I've definitely flown, yeah.
-You weren't flying the biplane with your dad?
-I actually flew before him in the exact same plane.
-Oh, that's fun.
Now, Ben, 63 is your score. 83 is the high score, Tasha and Jo.
So, if you can score 19 or less, we will see you in Round Two,
which will be virgin territory for you.
-What would you like to go for?
There's one I definitely know, but I'm looking at one of the others,
and I sort of want to take a punt for it.
I will go Wassily Kandinsky and Ivan Shishkin
and say Russia.
Russia, says Ben. Here is your red line.
If you get below that red line,
you are definitely through to the next round.
How many of our 100 people said Russia?
Not bad, not bad.
29, taking your total up to 92. APPLAUSE
Have you done enough, I wonder, to keep yourselves in the game?
-And again, 71 people going Wassily and Ivan, Wassily and Ivan.
-I'm going to go for Irish. LAUGHTER
-Thank you. Now, Jon, a warm welcome to Pointless.
Good to have you here. What do you do, Jon?
I work front of house at a theatre.
-Now, that's fun. Which theatre?
-The Lyceum Theatre,
the one that's currently showing the Lion King.
Do you watch it every performance?
I've probably seen it maybe over 100 times
-but I work on the bar mostly now, so I don't get to watch it.
So, you spend up till the first interval
going through things and getting all the orders ready
with their little slips of paper.
Exactly, or more, just sitting down and reading.
And when that's done, put your feet up,
read through the programme - again.
Jon, what are your interests, aside from that?
I'm a big football fan, follow Tottenham Hotspur,
-and also a big movie fan as well.
-Very good. Art and artists?
-OK, so what do you make
of what's left on the board?
I think I know one but I don't think it will be low enough to go through,
so I'm going to take a guess, just from their names,
at Anders Zorn and Carl Larsson
and say Sweden.
OK, Anders Zorn and Carl Larsson, Sweden, says Jon.
There is your red line. Get below that with Sweden, you stay with us.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Sweden.
Ooh, no, 33.
Bad luck there, Jon. That takes your total up to 97.
-A reprieve for Ben and Mark there on podium two.
-Yeah, valiant effort.
Funnily enough, we'd have had lockdown
if you'd gone for the bottom one, Ai Weiwei and Qi Baishi,
-China. Would have scored you 28.
Raphael and Caravaggio?
-Italy. That would have scored you 64.
The best answer on the board, Arthur Streeton, Emily Kame Kingwarreye?
I'm going to say, on the strength of the second name, Australia.
It is Australia, and that would have scored you 4 points.
-Very well done if you said that at home.
-Thank you very much.
So, at the end of our first round, the pair we have to send home,
with their high score of 97, Jon and Larry. As Richard said,
that was a valiant attempt there, Jon.
Slightly deserved better recognition possibly, but still,
we will see you next time and I'm sure you'll go much further then.
-Meantime, thanks very much. Jon and Larry.
But, for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
And so, we're down to three pairs.
At the end of this round, we'll have to say goodbye to another pair.
Taz and Hannah, very well done. Our low-scorers in that round.
Mark and Ben, very well done for just scraping through there.
Best of luck to all three pairs.
Our category for Round Two this afternoon is...
It's Darts. Can you decide in your pairs
who's going first and who's going second?
And will whoever's going first please step up to the oche now?
Let's find out what the question is.
We gave 100 people 100 seconds
to name as many darts world finalists as they could.
Darts world finalists, Richard.
Simply looking for the name of any man or woman who's appeared
in a darts world final from 1978 all the way to the 2016 finals, please.
That's PDC and BDO,
so anyone who's appeared in a World Darts final, 1978 to 2016.
-Thanks very much indeed.
So then, Ben, we come to you first.
Um, I genuinely have no idea,
so I'm going to pull one out of the air and say Hank Jones.
-I can't think of anything else.
We might want to just get the Monks of Lockdown on...
..on the line. OK, Hank Jones.
Hank, "the something beginning with J" Jones, as his nickname was.
-They called him The Javelin.
-Of course they did.
Cos he had really big darts.
Hank "The Javelin" Jones. Let's see if that's right
and how many of our 100 people said Hank Jones.
Let's see what happens.
Ah, yes. Yes, never made the final, I'm afraid.
Hank Jones, an incorrect answer,
scores you 100 points.
Sorry, Ben, there will be darts players you've heard of
but Hank Jones not an answer, I'm afraid.
-OK, now, Jo.
-I'm in the same boat as Ben.
We might need a bigger boat, is all I'm thinking right now. Yes, Jo.
OK, Dave Smith. Let's see what happens with that.
Unfortunately, a wrong answer. That scores you 100 points.
-Does sound like a darts player though.
By the time this is repeated,
-I bet a Dave Smith will have got into a final.
-Got to hope.
-Thank you, Richard. Now then, Hannah.
I'm going to go down a similar route and say John Smith.
-OK, John Smith.
Let's see if that's right and how many of our 100 said John Smith.
Yeah, there we are. John Smith. I see a pattern evolving here.
OK, that scores you 100 points too.
-There we are. Richard.
-It's going well, isn't it?
-I have to say, great darts scores, all three of you!
Very impressive. For some people,
genuinely, this is the perfect round.
There's loads of pointless answers
and people at home will be able to reel them all off.
But there are some obvious answers out there, that's all I'll say.
There are some obvious answers out there,
so let's just take a moment to ourselves
and think of darts players.
We all know the names of some players -
not just likely names of darts players,
actual names of darts players.
Let's just have a quick look at those scores.
100, 100 and 100.
So, yes, Taz, Tasha and Mark,
very close between the three of you, I'd say.
We're going to come back down the line now.
Will the second players please step up to the podium?
OK, Taz, we are looking for any darts player
-who has reached a world final.
-I don't think I've got a good answer,
but I do think I know a name of a darts player.
-Thank all that is holy.
So, I think I'm going to say Phil "The Power" Taylor.
Look at that! OK, well, you're joint high-scorers
so, at this point, there's no red line for you.
Let's see how many of our 100 people went for Phil "The Power" Taylor.
There we go. 36.
36 for Phil Taylor takes your total up to 136.
-Thank you so much, Taz!
16 world titles at time of recording.
That is good. Thanks very much indeed.
-Now, Tasha, we have a target here.
-You want to score 35 or less.
Well, I thought Phil Taylor
was the only one I knew then, just this second, one has come to me,
cos my boyfriend would be so annoyed with me if I didn't get one,
because he likes to watch the darts, so...
-And there's a chant that he does
and that's the name that's just come to me.
And the name is?
Michael van Gerwen.
Michael van Gerwen. There is your red line.
Get below that with Michael van Gerwen,
you're through to the next round. Is it right? How many people said it?
-Look at that, Tasha.
-Very well done indeed.
Through you go to the head-to-head for the second time.
-11 is your score,
111 your total. APPLAUSE
Very well played, Tasha. Yeah, Dutchman Michael van Gerwen,
one of the best players in the world.
The chant is to Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes.
The darts is brilliant on television
-and they all have walk-on music. It's really good.
-Thank you very much and very well remembered, Tasha.
Now, Mark, we come to you. You have the same target
-of 35 or less.
-Yeah, Taylor was the only one I knew,
so the person I'd LIKE to see play darts would be Roy Orbison.
This has gone on an entirely new and refreshing tangent.
OK, the dear departed we would like to see with the arrows
is basically what this has turned into.
There is your red line. Roy Orbison. What's going to happen?
-But that's fun though.
That's a nice image, thank you. That scores you 100 points.
Takes your total up to 200.
-Yeah, what a way to go!
I thought you might have gone for Eric Bristow or Jocky Wilson
or one of those guys.
Eric Bristow would have scored 33. Jocky Wilson would have scored 22.
But loads of pointless answers here. Take a look.
Anastasia Dobromyslova - From Russia With Love is her nickname.
She's a world finalist. Christian Kist - The Lipstick.
Deta Hedman, who I played with
when I did Let's Play Darts for Comic Relief.
Women's world number one.
Fallon Sherrock, also a women's finalist.
Les Wallace, who's a world champion. Lisa Ashton also a world champion.
Scotty Mitchell, who comes onto Who Let The Dogs Out.
He was a world champion, a lovely fellow as well.
Steve "The Bronzed Adonis" Beaton.
Tony O'Shea, the Silverback. Lots of other pointless answers.
Alan Norris, Alan Warriner, Andy Hamilton, Dave Whitcombe,
-JEFF Smith. Jeff Smith.
Can you imagine?
Mike Gregory, Phill Nixon, Rhian Edwards, Rod Harrington,
Ronnie Baxter, Tony David, Tricia Wright.
Lots of pointless answers and Phil Taylor,
Eric Bristow and Jocky Wilson were the big scorers.
Just cos there are darts completists out there,
I'll tell you the 1-pointers.
Marshall James, Scotty Waites, Dennis Priestley,
Trina Gulliver, Richie Burnett, Mark Webster, Richard Davies,
Bob Anderson, Ted Hankey and Stephen Bunting.
They were all 1 point scorers.
-It's a good name, isn't it?
-That's a good name.
-They call him The Count.
-Thank you very much, Richard.
So, at the end of our second round, the pair heading home,
with their high score of 200,
Mark and Ben. I'm so sorry.
Mark, I thought you were going to ace that.
-For some reason, I thought,
I don't know, maybe, on those big match days,
you'd take a couple of minutes off to watch the darts,
-but no, you're too busy.
-I chat. Far too busy.
Serving top-flight hospitality.
Mark and Ben, it's been lovely having you on.
-Thank you so much for playing.
For Tasha and Jo, Taz and Hannah, it's now time for our head-to-head.
Congratulations, Taz and Hannah, Tasha and Jo.
You are now one step closer to the final
and a chance to play for our jackpot,
which currently stands at £2,250.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
So, we've reached the head-to-head,
where we can confer before we give our answers.
First pair to win two questions will be playing for that jackpot.
It started out with a very even gender balance at the start
of the show and now, look at that, an all-girl head-to-head.
Best of luck to both pairs. Let's play the head-to-head.
Here is your first question and it concerns...
Actors playing astronauts, Richard.
Going to show you five pictures of actors playing astronauts.
Can you name the most obscure actor, please?
Thanks very much.
Let's reveal our five actors in space and here they are.
There you go. Five actors playing astronauts.
Taz and Hannah, you've been our low-scorers up to this point,
so you will go first.
OK, we think we know a couple
but they're probably the higher scorers,
so we're going to go for D, Sigourney Weaver.
D, Sigourney Weaver, say Taz and Hannah.
Now then, Tasha and Jo, that board's all yours.
Do you want to talk us through it?
So, B, Sandra Bullock.
C, George Clooney.
I think A is Matt Damon, but that could be a bit of a stupid answer.
-I don't think so.
-But I think we'll go for B, Sandra Bullock.
OK, B, Sandra Bullock, say Tasha and Jo.
So, we have Sigourney Weaver and Sandra Bullock.
Taz and Hannah went for Sigourney Weaver for D.
Let's see how many of our 100 people spotted that.
52. Meanwhile, Tasha and Jo have gone for Sandra Bullock for B.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said that.
And it wins the point. Well done.
There we go. 23. APPLAUSE
Well done, Tasha and Jo.
-After one question, you are up 1-0.
You don't get many people called Sigourney any more, do you?
-Not so many.
-Sort of fallen out of favour. Perfectly nice name.
-Siggy for short.
-Yeah, it's good.
Now, A. It is Matt Damon
and Matt Damon would have scored you 48 points.
That's from The Martian, of course.
C. He was in Gravity with Sandra Bullock
but this is from Solaris and it is George Clooney.
Big scorer though. 76 points for George Clooney.
And the last one is the best answer on the board.
It's from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
And it's Keir Dullea.
Very well done if you said that. 3 points.
Well done to our 100 as well. Good answer, right?
Good answer, absolutely. Thank you, Richard.
OK, here comes your second question.
Tasha and Jo get to answer it first, but Taz and Hannah,
you have to win this one to stay in the game, so best of luck.
Our second question is all about...
Chemical elements spelt with chemical symbols.
We're going to show you a list of chemical elements now.
If you put together all of their symbols,
they spell the name of another chemical element.
Which element is it, please? Five of them. Let's have a go, shall we?
Let's reveal our five chemical elements
spelt with chemical symbols and here they are.
I'm going to read those all again.
-Now then, Tasha and Jo, your go first.
-Shall we just do that one?
-Yeah. I think we only know one.
Well, we hope we know one. And it's the second one.
-OK, Tasha and Jo say iron.
Now then, Taz and Hannah, do you fancy talking us through that board?
Er, not sure about the top one.
I think the third one down is copper
and I think the bottom one is arsenic.
I don't know about the other one, do you?
No, I don't know any of them.
-So, we'll say arsenic for the bottom one, please.
So, we have iron versus arsenic. Tasha and Jo said iron.
Let's see if that's right
and how many of our 100 people went for iron.
Not bad at all. 27.
Taz and Hannah, meanwhile, went for arsenic for the bottom one.
Let's see if that's right and how many people said arsenic.
Ooh, 40 for arsenic. What about that?
Very well done indeed, Tasha and Jo. APPLAUSE
After only two questions, you are through to the final, 2-0.
Very well played. That's surprising, I would have thought.
But iron may have been slightly hard to work out
cos it's so short and it might have put people off.
-Now, any good on the top one?
Yeah, B-I-SM-U-TH, bismuth.
9 points for that. You were right about copper.
Wouldn't have done you any good to say it.
It would have scored you 31.
The best answer on the board, though, is this next one,
which is AS-TA-TI-NE, Astatine.
It would have scored you 2 points,
so very well done if you said that at home.
Thanks very much, Richard.
The pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head round,
our low-scoring pair up to this point, Taz and Hannah.
The good news is we get to see you again and you get to do
another Pointless game. We look forward to that very much indeed.
-Meantime, thanks very much for playing. Taz and Hannah.
But for Tasha and Jo, it's now time for our Pointless final.
Congratulations, Tasha and Jo.
You have fought off all the competition
and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.
You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot
and at the end of today's show, the jackpot is standing
at £2,250. There we are.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Well, look at that.
You were our head-to-headers last time
and you've taken it one step further. Here you are in the final.
And we've tested you pretty hard on this.
We've had artists and their countries of origin,
we've had darts players, actors playing astronauts
and we've had chemical elements.
What would you like to see come up in this last round?
Anything TV, I think. Anything low culture I think we'll manage.
-Anything low culture.
-Yeah, she's a bit of a Downton Abbey freak.
Yeah, Downton Abbey would be ideal.
I don't think that's ever come up in this final round.
-Well, fingers crossed.
-What about that?
They'd be furious at being called low culture, wouldn't they,
-Can you imagine?
Lord Fellowes, do not listen to her. LAUGHTER
Um, Jo, anything you want to add to that?
Er, modern music, Beyonce, anything like that.
There we are. You know what happens in this round.
We put four things up on the board and it's just pot luck.
We just have to hope there's something up there
you like the look of. Best of luck. Today's choices are...
I would probably go for the year 2000.
I mean, we were alive in the year 2000, so that's always helpful.
-US soul singers could be '50s, '60s.
-So, shall we go for that?
-The year 2000.
-The year 2000 it is.
-Very best of luck.
Having said that Beyonce is your favourite person,
you're turning down US soul singers, you're quite right.
Let's have a look at the year 2000. Three very different questions here,
so don't panic when you see the first one.
We're looking for any goalscorers at Euro 2000.
Anyone who scored a goal in those finals at all,
apart from penalty shootouts and own goals.
We're looking for any actors
credited with appearing in the 2000 film Snatch,
the Guy Ritchie movie, according to IMDb.
Or we're looking the winners of any award at the BRIT Awards in 2000.
So, any act who won an award at the BRIT Awards in 2000.
So, goalscorers at Euro 2000,
actors in Snatch and BRIT Award winners in the year 2000.
-Very best of luck.
-Thanks very much indeed, Richard.
As always, you've got up to one minute to come up with three answers
and all you need to win that jackpot is for just one
-of those answers to be pointless.
-Are you ready?
OK, let's put 60 seconds up on the clock. Your time starts now.
-So, BRIT Awards.
-OK, but I have one goalscorer.
-I think Henrik Larsson.
-We'll go for that.
-I have no idea about that.
-That's fine. Alex told me that...
-OK, go for that.
-So, we need two winners at the BRIT Awards.
-How old were we?
-You were five and I was six. Helpful.
-Natalie Imbruglia is probably a good one.
-Think about one-hit wonders of when we were...
Noughties one-hit wonders.
Um... Or people that have had a comeback.
Natalie Imbruglia's a good one.
-Robbie Williams, but that will be obvious.
-What about somebody like TLC?
-Ten seconds left.
-So, we're going for...
Natalie Imbruglia and...
-Because they'll have won the worldwide category.
OK, that is your time up. I now need those three answers,
and if you say which category you're answering, that would be great.
OK, so for goalscorers at Euro 2000,
-we're going to go for Henrik Larsson.
And then winners at the BRIT Awards,
we were going to go for Natalie Imbruglia.
OK, three good answers there.
Of those three, which is your best shot at a pointless answer?
-I would think Natalie Imbruglia?
We'll put her last. Least likely to be pointless?
-Probably Henrik Larsson.
-Henrik Larsson, we put first
-and TLC in the middle.
-OK, here they are.
Very, very best of luck.
You seem to have some quite good ideas quite early one,
some quite firm ideas. Natalie Imbruglia came up,
Henrik Larsson came up very early. How confident are you of those?
I'll be surprised if it gets points,
I'll be surprised if it doesn't, so...
Well, I mean, you've had some good advice so far
-that's paid off in the darts round.
So, what if one of those were to be pointless and were to win you
that jackpot? £2,250 not a bad thing to be taking home.
What would you do with that, Tasha?
Um, well, I hope, obviously, to go travelling this summer
and also, any extra cash will help me with my PGCE year.
Especially, I get a chance to do a placement abroad,
so I'd love to go to Australia, so that would be very helpful.
-Very good. Great use to put it to. Jo, how about you?
When I qualify, I'd quite like to go abroad, maybe Australia,
-train there for a few years.
Well, let's hope one of these answers wins you that jackpot.
Three confident answers and all of them, I think,
in with a good chance of being right.
Your first answer was Henrik Larsson. In this case,
we were looking for any goalscorer from Euro 2000.
This has to be right, then it has to be pointless for you to win
that jackpot of £2,250. Let's see. Henrik Larsson.
Is that a good answer? Is it pointless?
Look at that! It's right!
Henrik Larsson is a correct answer. So far, so good.
Now, if this goes all the way down to pointless,
you leave here with £2,250. It's looking very good.
Down it goes through the single figures.
You've done it! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
-Well done, that's brilliant!
What about that? Straight out of the tracks. Congratulations!
Henrik Larsson was a pointless answer
which means you go home with that jackpot of £2,250.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Tasha and Jo, how about that?
Is there a story behind why you chose Henrik Larsson?
We're going to have to take Alex out for a drink, I think.
Yeah, basically, my boyfriend, Alex, is a massive Celtic supporter
and he knows I'm rubbish with names and things like that,
so he said, "Anything football related..."
He's played for Man U, he's played for Celtic and Barcelona, I think,
and he just said, "Go for Henrik Larsson."
-No way! No way! Alex is his name?
-Alex, yes. Thank you, Alex.
Goodness me, Alex, very well done. How happy is Alex going to be there?
He's not going to get the money, but how happy is he going to be?
-We'll treat him.
-I think he'll go for his claim.
-I don't know. He's not here, is he?
-Let's keep it quiet.
That's brilliant. Henrik Larsson. Very well done.
Yeah, he scored against Italy for Sweden. Terrific answer.
I'll make a couple of observations.
One, you seem to get along very well for sisters.
And secondly, you did really well in that jackpot round,
cos the other answers, you wouldn't have got pointlesses with them.
-Natalie Imbruglia won in 1999 not 2000.
-TLC, though, would have scored you 2 points.
-So, once again, well done, Alex.
Goodness me. Now, let's take a look
at the pointless answers in the different categories
for everyone at home who's playing along.
The only people who scored points at all on that one,
if you're playing along at home, were Alan Shearer, Michael Owen,
Zinedine Zidane, Thierry Henry, Paul Scholes and Patrick Kluivert.
Every other goalscorer was a pointless answer.
I literally can't get over Henrik Larsson.
That is absolutely brilliant.
People often say, "I'm going to go for a punt."
The look of genuine shock on your face
when that column started going down was fantastic.
Now, actors in the film Snatch. Let's take a little look.
Some big names here as well.
Everyone in that film was pointless, apart from Brad Pitt, Jason Statham,
Vinnie Jones, Dennis Farina, Alan Ford, Stephen Graham,
Andy Till, Lennie James and Mike Reid. Everyone else pointless.
Well done if you got one of those.
No Henrik Larsson in that film, weirdly.
And winners at the BRIT Awards.
There's only three pointless answers here, so TLC was a very good answer.
Beck, who won Best International Male.
Best British Female was Beth Orton.
And Tom Jones, who won Best British Male.
The scoring answers there - Robbie Williams,
who I think you were going to go for, but it was the biggest scorer.
The Spice Girls, Travis, TLC, Five, S Club 7,
Macy Gray, Steps and the Chemical Brothers.
One of the great endings to an episode of Pointless we've ever had.
A pleasure, what a lovely thing to watch,
and very best of luck in your future careers to both of you.
-Thanks very much, Richard,
and thanks, once again, to our winning players, Tasha and Jo,
who go away with today's jackpot of £2,250. Very well done.
Join us next time when we'll be putting more obscure knowledge
to the test on Pointless. 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.