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APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
Thank you very much. Hello. I'm Alexander Armstrong.
Welcome to a special celebrity edition of Pointless, the show that puts obscure knowledge to the test.
Every question on Pointless has been asked to 100 people before the show.
To have a chance of winning our final round jackpot,
our celebrities need to come up with the answers that the fewest of those 100 people could think of.
Let's meet our Pointless Celebrities.
First we welcome Dave Vitty and Dion Dublin!
Dion, you are an ex-Manchester United and England striker,
-and Dave, better known as Radio 1's comedy Dave.
-How long have you known each other?
-About five years.
That's long enough!
We met in a hotel bar in Norwich, which sounds like the beginning of a ridiculous story!
-It's a song, isn't it?
-We were doing the show from Norwich and Dion was a fan
-and asked to come along.
-Still playing for Norwich then?
So between you, sport you've got completely covered.
-Dave, you do a lot of sport on 5 live.
And Dion, you've been involved in football for ages.
-Some might say, yes.
-Still a pundit.
What other areas of knowledge have you? Any surprising interests?
The surprise to me, which I only found out before the show is that Dion has science as his subject.
-Which I never realised.
-Which field of science, Dion?
Either, really. Any of the topics is my speciality.
-Anything that comes up today I'll be fine.
-Comedy Dave and Dion, welcome to Pointless.
Next, please welcome Nicholas Owen and Katie Derham.
A very, very warm Pointless welcome to you!
Don't think I'm not going to get full mileage out of this.
Where did you first meet, Nicholas?
It was in a bar in Norwich, wasn't it?
Yes, that's where we all met!
When did we... I've been trying to remember this.
-Sort of mid-'90s, was it?
I joined in '98, ITN.
He was my kindly helper
and welcomer to the newsroom at ITN.
Very good. Nicholas, do you have any niche interests, any hidden interests we don't know about?
-Hidden interests? What do you mean?
-Nothing too revealing, obviously.
-I'm interested in railways.
-Or is more the railway system itself?
-The whole thing.
But I set you a challenge. I set everybody this challenge.
Ready? You can't see a steam engine and not smile, can you?
Would you agree? You see one coming along. Oh, yes, you do! Course you do!
-It makes you smile...
-To be fair, it depends where you're standing!
There we are. Nicholas and Katie, fabulous to have you on the show.
Best of luck. Next, we welcome Stephen K. Amos and Zoe Lyons!
You've both been on the comedy circuit for a number of years. How did you meet?
We met about eight years ago.
I was doing a comedy competition
and Stephen was compering.
-You are one of our best comperes.
-I am THE best!
-Do you know what, I...
-And nearly didn't happen. It was in Brighton.
And I didn't have a gig in London that day, so I had to get the coach to Brighton.
And there were ten or 15 comics on and Zoe was one of them, and we hit it off.
-Why we're not married, I don't know!
-Who knows? Who knows?
Tell you what, Stephen, Nicholas looked so disappointed when you said you got the coach to Brighton.
-His face just fell.
-You're right. I'll give him a rail timetable before we finish!
I've got one in me pocket!
What's going to be the strong area for you, Zoe?
-I've no idea.
I've got quite a broad knowledge, but it's extremely thin.
You could spit through it in most areas.
-So we shall see how this pans out.
Stephen, anything you'd like to nominate as a particularly strong K. Amos category?
If there is anything tonight that involves Judge Judy,
She reminds me of my mum!
Apart from her being white and Jewish!
We'll have to see. It's all in the hands of Richard over there.
It's lovely to have you on the show, Stephen and Zoe.
And finally, we've got Toyah Willcox and Cheryl Baker!
Now, you've both had massive music backgrounds.
Toyah, 13 Top 40 singles and 22 albums.
Can I say, Anthem was the second album I ever bought.
MIMICS INTRO TO IT'S A MYSTERY
-Do you want to be in my Toyah band?
I'll tell you what, given Toyah's here, why don't you ask Toyah?
-It might be more...
-Do you want to be in my Toyah band, Toyah?
I want you both in my band!
And Cheryl, obviously, part of the Eurovision-winning Buck's Fizz.
Remember when we used to win things, back in the giddy early '80s.
-Cheryl was part of that wave.
-You were part of that wave.
And I was the same age as I am now. It's a miracle, really.
Music is going to be a very strong area for the pair of you.
I'd say 1970s music would be stronger for me.
Anything with men in make-up, I can remember!
Now I'm the opposite. I'm the frothy one.
For instance, I can tell you now that you'd never have bought a Buck's Fizz record
-if you bought a Toyah record.
-You're right, I'm afraid.
-Can I say genuinely I bought both.
Yeah, but Richard, you are strange!
Strange, of course.
It's lovely to have you here, Toyah and Cheryl.
We look forward to discovering more about all of you throughout the show.
There's only one person left to introduce.
He would have been a winner at this year's Obscurity Awards
but sadly, no-one knows where they're held.
He is my Pointless friend, he's Richard.
I went down the line earlier, and every pair have said, "We're gonna get knocked out first"!
-Every single pair. And that can't happen.
-By the rules of the show.
-And for us.
I have to say, Dave, Round One is one you shouldn't do badly in
if either, A, you're an ex-professional sportsman, anybody?
Anyone? Or B, you've ever presented sports shows on Radio 5 live. Anyone?
Anyone? I would also say, just out of interest,
anyone who is a keen railway fan...
..there are no railway questions in today's show!
Thank you very much, Richard.
All our questions have been put to 100 people before the show.
But we are looking for the obscure answers that those 100 couldn't get.
To stay in the game and have a chance of winning our jackpot,
all our celebrities need to do is score as few points as they possibly can.
What everyone's trying to do is find a pointless answer,
one that none of our 100 people knew.
Each time that happens, we'll add 250 quid to the jackpot.
As today's show is a special celebrity show
and each of our celebrities is playing for a nominated charity,
we start off with a jackpot of...
If everyone's ready, let's play Pointless!
In this first round, each of you must give me one answer and you cannot confer with your partner.
Whichever pair has the highest score at the end of the round will be eliminated.
If you give me an incorrect answer, you'll score the maximum 100 points.
So try and avoid those. OK. Our first category is...
Tennis. Can you decide in your pairs who's playing first and who second.
Whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.
Let's find out what the question is. Here it comes.
We gave 100 people 100 seconds to name as many...
..as they could. Richard?
The name of any player who's ever lost a men's Wimbledon singles title
from 1968 all the way through to 2011, please.
They might have won in other years, but so long as they've lost at least one,
they'll count on this list. Very best of luck.
Thank you very much. Dave and Dion,
-you all drew lots before the show and you get to go first.
I'll go John McEnroe.
John McEnroe, says Dion. Let's see if that's right and if so, how many of our 100 said John McEnroe.
It is right.
John McEnroe. A lot of people forget that he did also lose.
That's exactly right. Exactly. Well played, Dion.
He lost twice, in 1980 and '82. Though he did win three times.
Now, then. Nicholas.
-Arthur Ashe, says Nicholas.
Is it right? If it is, how many of our 100 people said Arthur Ashe?
Oh, bad luck, Nicholas!
-I'm afraid Arthur Ashe is an incorrect answer, so you score 100 points.
Sorry, Nicholas. He only reached one final, in 1975,
and he disappointed you by winning it! Sorry!
Remember, we want male tennis players who've lost in the singles final at Wimbledon.
Bjorn Borg. Bjorn Borg says Stephen.
Is it right, and if it is, how many of our 100 people said Bjorn Borg.
-Yep, it's absolutely right.
-Oh, my God!
A great answer.
And it scores you 16 for Bjorn Borg.
Well done, Stephen. Lost in 1981 to John McEnroe,
having won the five previous finals.
-Now, then. Cheryl.
-I used to sit and watch Wimbledon with my mum.
And so I have so many names in my head.
But if ever they lost the men's final, I don't know.
I know this one won. I'm gonna go for him and probably get a big cross.
Let's see if that's a correct answer. If it is, how many of our 100 people said Rod Laver?
Ooh, bad luck, Cheryl. I'm afraid it's another incorrect answer.
So you score the maximum 100 points. Sorry. Richard?
Sorry, Cheryl. He did lose a couple of finals, before the open era in 1959 and 1960.
And he won in the open era, but didn't lose.
-From '68 onwards.
-OK. We're half-way through the round. Let's look at the scores.
Stephen K. Amos, a fabulous answer from you.
16, that scored you, so you and Zoe looking very strong indeed.
Then we come to Dion and Dave on 24.
And then right up to 100 where we find Nicholas and Katie and Cheryl and Toyah.
So, Toyah and Katie, the battle is between you in the next pass.
Can the second players please take their places at the podium?
OK. We are looking for losers of a men's Wimbledon final.
Toyah, you are joint high scorers on 100.
We want a lovely low-scoring answer from you. Do you watch tennis at all?
I know nothing about it, except there's one name in my head from when I was a teenager.
-Yeah, I was thinking... He was one of mine.
-He was one of mine.
Listen to this! All the people who scored so high and profess to know nothing about tennis,
all going, "Yes, that's very good."
OK. Ilie Nastase. Is it right and if so, how many of our 100 people said it?
It's right, Toyah! It's right!
It's a cracking answer.
Look at that!
Toyah Wilcox saves the day, let's hope!
A score of two takes your total up to 102. Very well done. Richard?
Well played, Toyah. It's easy, this game. '72 and '76, he lost finals.
-We're looking for male tennis players who've lost in the singles final at Wimbledon.
Now, then, Zoe. The high scorers are now Toyah and Cheryl on 102.
You're on 16, so a score of 85 or less sees you into the next round.
I'm going to play it safe
because we're in a strong position as it is.
And I'm going to say Roger Federer.
-OK. There's your red line.
-If you get below that red line with Roger Federer, you are through to the next round.
Roger Federer. Is it right? How many people said it?
It is right. You are through.
Oh, my God!
21 for Roger Federer.
Takes your total up to 37.
Very well played, Zoe. Safely through to the next round.
He won it six times, but lost very famously in 2008.
One of the classic finals.
Now, then, Katie. This is the moment of truth in this round.
The high scorers at the moment are Toyah and Cheryl on 102.
You are on 100. A score of one or less
will ensure you a place in the next round.
I'm now just going to stick with that '70s theme, which has pervaded this round so far.
-I'm going to say Jimmy Connors.
-Look at Stephen,
"Ah, very good. Very good."
Jimmy Connors says Katie.
You have got a red line there. It's just above the grey line,
the grey line that is terra firma!
Jimmy Connors. Is it right, and if so, how many people said Jimmy Connors. Best of luck.
It is right.
Still going down, Katie. Ooh, 14!
Well done. Very well done.
14. It's a great answer.
It takes your total up to 114.
It's a good answer, Katie, and does put the pressure on Dave.
He lost four finals, making him the equal "losingest" finalist ever.
Now, Dave, Dave, Dave.
The high scorers at the moment are Katie and Nicholas on 114.
A score of 89 or less sees you into the next round.
I'm gonna go for what I think is quite obscure.
I know that he was prolific. Whether he lost or not, I'm going to say Michael Stich.
There you are. There's your red line.
Get below that red line, through you go to the next round.
Is it right? How many people said it?
-Is that definitely right?
That's wrong. It scores you 100 points.
It takes your total up to an unbeatable high of 124... This isn't meant to happen!
-Are we out?
-Are we out?
Do you want to swap? We'll swap!
Your total is 124. Richard, Richard, Richard. Tell us everything.
I'm so sorry, David. He was only in one final, '91, and he won it.
And the man he beat is the equal "losingest" finalist, another German.
Boris Becker. He would have seen you safely through.
-Let's look at the pointless answers.
-Can't we keep them on?
These are the ones that none of our 100 said.
The first one is the hardest of all. Alex Metreveli.
He lost in the '73 final where none of the big players turned up.
Lost to Jan Kodes. Cedric Pioline lost to Sampras.
Chris Lewis, the New Zealander in the headband
lost to McEnroe in '83.
David Nalbandian, the Argentinian, lost to Hewitt.
Kevin Curren lost to Becker.
And Mal Washington lost to Richard Krajicek.
Roscoe Tanner, there's one from the '70s.
Berdych lost in 2010 to Nadal.
And Tony Roche, Cheryl, he lost to Rod Laver in 1968.
All of those pointless. Let's look at the top scorers, the ones most of our 100 people said.
These were the worst answers you could have given - other than Michael Stich!
Take a look. Rafael Nadal would have scored 19.
He'd have seen you through.
Roger Federer on 21.
And McEnroe, the biggest answer of all, 24.
Thank you, Richard. At the end of Round One,
the losing pair with the highest score is Dave and Dion. This wasn't meant to happen!
Shall we just not tell Chris Moyles about this?
-Can you keep this quiet? Can this be between us?
Listen, at least you didn't lose on a sports... Oh, no. Hold on.
He's going to give you quite a lot of "Stich", really!
-Come on! Come on!
There we go!
Dave And Dion, it's been lovely having you on the show.
I'm sorry we're saying goodbye so soon. But brilliant of you to be on.
But for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
There's only room for two celebrity pairs in our head-to-head round.
So one of the teams in front of me now will leave at the end of this round.
Our category for Round Two is...
Books. Decide in your pairs who's going to go first, and who's going second.
And whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.
OK. So our question concerns...
-We'll show you six novels on each pass.
Each of these novels is the second in a series of books.
Can you tell us what the first in that series is, please.
If you give an incorrect answer, you score 100 points.
A nice obscure answer will be fewer points.
There are 12 in all to get at home. Very best of luck.
We are looking for the first books in these series. We'll show you the second books. We have got...
I'll read them all one more time.
OK. There are the six books. Remember, these are the second books published
in that series.
Katie, we come to you.
I'll go for Prince Caspian.
And you will give us the first book in that series.
-The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
-The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Let's see if that's right. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,
and if it is, how many people knew that answer.
It's all right.
That'll do, I think, Katie. 26. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Good answer, Katie. A nice solid start. By C.S.Lewis.
Prince Caspian published a year after the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
I'm going to go for The Vampire Lestat.
The first book there was, I hope, Interview With The Vampire.
-Interview With The Vampire...
..you are giving as the first book
in the series of which The Vampire Lestat is the second.
Is it right, and if it is, how many people knew that answer.
-Very well done, Zoe.
Very well done! 12.
-Very well played, Zoe. By Anne Rice, of course.
Made into a film with Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt.
Now, Toyah. You're the last person to have this board.
Well, New Moon is obviously a vampire story.
I haven't a clue about That Uncertain Feeling.
The one that I'm really drawn to is Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.
That sounds like a Roald Dahl.
And I want to go with Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
-OK. Your answer is...
-Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
Let's see if it's right, and if it is, how many people knew that answer.
Oh, no! Bad luck, Toyah, I'm afraid.
-That's an incorrect answer so you score 100 points. I'm sorry.
-Sorry, Toyah. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is the original novel.
The film is Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
Let's fill in the rest of the board.
New Moon is the follow-up to Twilight.
The Stephenie Meyer book. 29 points that would have got you.
-Live and Let Die, obviously the second Bond book published.
Casino Royale, exactly. That would have scored three.
That Uncertain Feeling is a pointless answer.
Follow-up to a classic piece of 20th-century British literature.
-It's Kingsley Amis, isn't it?
-I can't remember what...
-The follow-up to Lucky Jim.
-Lucky Jim, a pointless answer.
Very well done if you got that at home.
Thank you very much, Richard.
Let's take a look at the scores half-way through the round.
Once again, Zoe and Stephen right at the bottom of the table - in a good way.
-12. A fantastic low score there.
Then up to 26 where we find Katie and Nicholas.
And then, I'm sorry, Toyah. You were so nearly right there.
100 points. Cheryl, hope you find a low-scoring answer and somebody else makes a mistake in the next pass.
And that might get you into the head-to-head.
OK. Can the second players please take their places at the podium?
OK. We'll put six more books up on the board. Here we are. We have got...
I'll read those one last time.
-Now, then, Cheryl. You are the high scorers on 100.
Remember, these are the second books in a series.
You are wanting to name the first book in these series, in each case.
I'm going for Hannibal, The Silence of the Lambs.
OK. The Silence of the Lambs. You are saying Hannibal is the first in that series. Good luck.
There's no red line for you as you're the high scorers.
Is it right, and if so, how many of our 100 people said Hannibal.
Bad luck, Cheryl. I'm afraid that's an incorrect answer,
which means you score 100 points.
That takes your total up to 200.
-It's fairly high, isn't it?
-It's quite high!
Yeah, it is pretty high.
OK. Now, Stephen, I've got good news for you.
-Oh, yeah? What?
-You are through to the head-to-head.
-Even if you score 100 points, you won't overtake Cheryl and Toyah's high score of 200.
A bit of pressure off. Now, though, I would like an answer from you.
I don't know any of these. I'll just say that now.
-The sequel to I Will Repay...
-No, the prequel is what we want.
The prequel to I Will Repay is, Give Me My Money!
Stephen K. Amos says, Give Me My Money for I Will Repay.
There's no red line for you because you are through to the next round whatever happens.
Let us see if Give Me My Money is right...
It might be!
And if it is, let's see how many people said Give Me My Money.
-No, I know. I know. I know.
-I've got that book!
-I don't believe it, either.
But apparently that is an incorrect answer,
which scores you 100, taking your total up to 112.
We're looking for the names of the first books of the series
in which these were the second books to be published.
Nicholas, you are the last person to have this board.
So you can talk us through all the answers, if you like.
-And then submit one.
-Or rather, no, no, no, I have to say.
Let's go for The Lost World.
And let's say...
-In The Jungle.
-In The Jungle!
-Don't look at me like that!
No, I'm just not looking at you like that.
Let's see. In The Jungle. Is it right? How many people said In The Jungle?
There's no red line because you're through to the next round. Phew!
Yes, I'm afraid, Nicholas, in incorrect answer.
So you score 100 points and it takes your total up to 126.
I'm disappointed in you, Nicholas.
-I thought you were going to give the right answer.
-Tell me about The Lost World.
-This is normally the part of the show
where I fill in the three missing answers that people haven't got.
But I appear to have a blank board in front of me.
Let's go through all of them.
The Lost World is the sequel to Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park.
The biggest scorer is The Bourne Supremacy.
It's the follow up to The Bourne Identity.
That scored 50 points.
The Silence of the Lambs is the follow-up to Red Dragon.
-It's the first one.
-Yeah, Bruce Lee film!
14 points, that would have been.
The Subtle Knife is the follow-up to Philip Pullman's...
-His Dark Materials.
-That's the series.
Northern Lights is the first in that series.
A Clash of Kings?
-A Game of Thrones is the first one.
One point. I Will Repay, 1906. The follow-up to...
It's a pointless answer, so you'd be impressed if you got it.
-It's the follow-up to The Scarlet Pimpernel.
-It's Baroness Orczy!
-It is Baroness Orczy.
-Very well done if you got all 12 of those at home. Very impressive.
Blimey. Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
At the end of Round Two, the losing pair with the highest score
is Cheryl and Toyah.
But don't feel bad. It was a very high-scoring round.
You said that like it's a good thing!
-No, it's good...
-I feel better.
-You don't feel quite so isolated.
-It was a high-scoring round
and you happened to be the highest scorers.
I'm afraid we have to say goodbye. Toyah, Cheryl, it's been lovely having you on the show.
-Thank you for playing.
But for the remaining two celebrity pairs, things get more exciting
as we enter the head-to-head.
Congratulations, Stephen and Zoe, Nicholas and Katie.
You are now only one round away from the final
and a chance to play for the jackpot which currently stands at...
Obviously only one pair can play for that money.
To decide which pair it's going to be, you'll now go head-to-head.
For each question, you'll be shown five options on the board.
Each pair needs to answer just one of them, and you may now confer.
All you have to do is score less than the other pair and you'll win that question.
The first pair to win two questions will play for the jackpot.
Let's play the head-to-head.
OK, here comes your first question.
And it concerns...
-For this question, we'll show you five stills from Leonardo DiCaprio films.
Can you name the most obscure film that you see up there, please.
Let's reveal our five stills from Leonardo DiCaprio films. We have got...
OK. There we are.
There are the five Leonardo DiCaprio films.
All we need you to do is name the one you think the fewest of our 100 people knew.
Stephen and Zoe, you've played best in the show so far, so you get to go first.
-OK. We're going to go for A.
The film is What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
A - What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
-Nicholas and Katie, you can now talk out loud, if you like.
I think B is obvious, C is obvious.
I think E is out now so it's quite obvious.
-So I think we should go for D.
-I think we should.
I really hope I'm right in that D is Revolutionary Road.
D - Revolutionary Road. OK.
Stephen and Zoe have said A is What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
A good answer, I think. Let's see if it's right
and if it is, how many of our 100 people said What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
Yep, absolutely right.
Very well done indeed! 12.
That's a great score.
Nicholas and Katie have said that D
is Revolutionary Road.
Revolutionary Road. Is it right? How many people said it?
Will it go down below 12?
Yes, you've done it! Eight!
Well done, you!
Very well done. Eight for Revolutionary Road pips 12.
Which means after one question, Nicholas and Katie are up one-nil. Richard?
Very well played both teams. They're the best two answers on the board.
Let's take a look through the rest of them.
B is Romeo and Juliet. Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet.
That would have scored you 52.
C is Catch Me If You Can.
That would have scored 42.
And E, I got E wrong. I thought E was Shutter Island.
15. Not J.Edgar, either.
Inception. 15 points that would have scored.
Thank you very much, Richard.
Here is your second question.
Stephen and Zoe, you have to win this question to stay in the game.
Here it comes. It concerns...
-We're going to show you five works by Andrew Lloyd Webber
but we've accidentally missed off either the first or last word.
Can you fill in those words, please?
The most obscure wins the point.
OK. We'll reveal our five Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals with first or last word missing. We have got...
-We do. We do!
-I'll read them one more time.
Nicholas and Katie, you go first this time.
-OK, we've made a choice, sir.
You've made your choice. What's it going to be?
It's going to be number five, Tell Me On A Sunday.
Tell Me On A Sunday,
say Katie and Nicholas.
Stephen and Zoe.
Well, I know all of them apart from number four.
I'd wage money that number four is the most obscure.
And Zoe? Beautiful... What came to mind?
-The Beautiful Game?
Is there a football musical?
Andrew Lloyd Webber doesn't do football!
I don't really do musicals, Stephen.
-If we go Aspects of Love,
we know that's right. We know it's a right answer.
-It's going to be a lot, though.
-Do you reckon?
-Go Aspects of Love, then. Yeah.
-Aspects of Love.
Nicholas and Katie have said Tell Me On A Sunday.
Stephen and Zoe have said Aspects of Love. Aspects of Love.
In the order they were given. Tell Me On A Sunday. Is it right, how many people said it.
-I expect loads of people said that.
-Who knows? Who knows?
Is it good enough? Stephen and Zoe have gone for Aspects of Love.
Is it right, and if it is, how many people said it?
If it goes down lower than 15, it will keep you in the game.
It is right.
Will it go down low enough? Still going!
Oh, that's awful! That's really awful!
Which means, after only two questions,
Nicholas and Katie are through to the final, two-nil.
You were quite right, Stephen and Zoe.
The one that would have won you the point is The Beautiful...
-Zoe, you actually said the answer at one point.
-The Beautiful Game.
The Beautiful Game. Let's take a look at the rest.
Love Never Dies, at the top.
That would have scored 36.
And the highest score on the board, Sunset Boulevard.
That would have scored 68.
There we are.
Thank you, Richard. So the losing pair at the end of the head-to-head, Stephen and Zoe.
It was fun. That was a nice little tie-breaker.
-How close was that, though?
You came up against Nicholas and Katie who, on the night,
who just knew a bit more pointless nonsense than you did!
We are more pointless than you! More pointless than you!
We have to say goodbye, Stephen and Zoe.
Thank you so much for playing. It's been lovely having you on the show.
But for Nicholas and Katie, it's time for our Pointless final.
Congratulations, Nicholas and Katie.
You've fought off all the competition and won our coveted Pointless trophy.
You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot.
At the end of today's show, the jackpot stands at £2,500.
The rules are very simple.
To win that jackpot of £2,500 for your nominated charities,
all you have to do is find a pointless answer.
We haven't had any pointless answers on the show today.
You only need to find one now and you'll go home with that money for your charities.
First, you have to choose a category from these five options. They are...
I'm better at Oscars than dramatists.
Oscars not dramatists.
-How about you?
The Oscars. Let's go... Yes?
-Yep, sure. Yep. Let's go Oscars.
-The Oscars it is.
Let's find out what the question is. We gave 100 people 100 seconds
to name as many...
.as they could. Richard?
We want the name of any actor or actress who've had five or more acting nominations in the Oscars,
be it in a leading or supporting role, up to the 2011 ceremony, please.
Very best of luck.
You now have up to one minute to come up with three answers.
All you need to win that £2,500 for your nominated charities
is for just one of those answers to be pointless.
-As we'll ever be.
Let's put 60 seconds on the clock.
There they are. Your time starts now.
What if we go back, someone like Spencer Tracy? Way back in the '30s.
I don't know how many he got. He probably got plenty.
Jack Nicholson definitely got lots.
-Everybody will say that.
-Meryl Streep. Everybody will say that.
Yeah. Quickly, quickly. 43 seconds.
-Yes, that's a good one.
Laurence Olivier. Vivien Leigh.
-Did he get one?
-I don't know. I'm just...
-Look at the time going.
Got to go Spencer Tracy. I'll keep him anyway.
Katharine Hepburn as well.
-How about... From the '60s.
-Somebody modern but somebody a bit unlikely.
Come on. Come on. Oh.
Somebody who's... Quick.
Look at the time. One more actor or actress.
-Kate Winslet's had lots.
-OK. Let's have a go.
-I don't think she's had five, though.
-Yes. Yes, good. Good answer.
-Has she had five?
-So Cate Blanchett. OK.
-We'll go for her. Surely she's had five.
So Cate Blanchett...
-Your time is up.
We're looking for actors who've had five or more Oscar nominations.
I now need your three answers.
-Right. I plump for Spencer Tracy.
-Right back in time.
-And we'll go for the last one.
Now, of those three, which is your best punt at a pointless answer?
I wouldn't have thought of Cate Blanchett at all.
Cate Blanchett last, OK.
Who would you like to put first? Who's your least likely punt
-at a pointless answer.
-Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Cate Blanchett.
Let's put them on the board in that order. Here they are.
We have got...
We were looking for actors with five or more Oscar nominations.
Your first answer was Spencer Tracy. This was your least confident punt
at a pointless answer. You only have to find one pointless answer
to win that £2,500 jackpot for your charities.
Let's see how many people said Spencer Tracy.
-OK. It's right.
This has to go all the way down to zero
and if it does, you'll leave here with £2,500
for your charities. It's still going down.
Down it goes! Oh! Look at that!
-Well done, though.
-That's a great answer.
A great answer and a great score. Unfortunately it's not pointless.
-You only have two more chances to win today's jackpot.
Everything is riding on your next two answers.
Katharine Hepburn, you said.
Let's hope Katharine Hepburn is right, and if it is, let's hope nobody said it.
This for £2,500. Katharine Hepburn.
Spencer Tracy took you down to two.
And you thought he was your most obvious one.
Let's see where Katharine Hepburn takes us.
If she takes us to zero, you leave with £2,500.
Well done! Well done, you.
Katharine Hepburn, four.
OK. Not pointless.
Only one more chance to win today's jackpot.
Everything is now riding on Cate Blanchett.
Now, what are your allotted charities?
-Mine's a very small charity in Surrey called the Brigitte Trust,
of which I'm very honoured to be the patron.
It helps people in households where there's somebody with a terminal illness.
It's terribly small. Terribly in need of help. I'm very proud to be involved.
-The Brigitte Trust. Well done.
And Katie, what's your charity?
Mine's not dissimilar. It's a small hospice in Sussex.
They're called St Peter and St James Hospice.
They are extraordinary and always looking for funds.
-So fingers crossed.
-St Peter and St James Hospice.
Very, very best of luck.
We're looking for actors with five or more Oscar nominations.
Your third and final answer. Your most confident answer, in fact, is Cate Blanchett.
This for £2,500. This has to be pointless.
Let's see if it's right. Cate Blanchett.
Please be right!
It is right!
It is right. Spencer Tracy took us down to two.
Katharine Hepburn down to four.
If this goes down to zero,
you leave here with £2,500.
Still going... Yes! You've done it!
Brilliant! Very well done! That's fantastic!
Very well done, indeed.
Very well done! Congratulations! Cate Blanchett was a pointless answer,
which means you win the jackpot of £2,500 for your charities. Brilliant.
-Brilliant. Congratulations, Nicholas and Katie. Very well played.
She's had five nominations in all. She's won once - Best Supporting Actress for The Aviator.
Do you know who she played in that film?
Katharine Hepburn had 12 nominations. Only Meryl Streep has ever had more.
Let's look at some of the other pointless answers.
See if people at home got some of these.
Cate Blanchett. Glenn Close has had five nominations up to 2011.
Nominated obviously in 2012 as well.
Gregory Peck, five nominations, won once for To Kill A Mockingbird.
Ingrid Bergman, James Stewart had five nominations. Won for The Philadelphia Story.
Jane Fonda had seven nominations. Won two Oscars.
Morgan Freeman, five nominations. Won it once.
Sean Penn won it twice out of five times
and Vanessa Redgrave, who's had six nominations and won once.
A few other names, Jeff Bridges is up there. Albert Finney, Gene Hackman, Susan Sarandon.
Well done if you said any of those at home.
Congratulations, guys. Brilliantly played all the way through.
-Thank you very much.
-Very well done.
Thanks again to our winning celebrities, Nicholas and Katie, who leave with the jackpot
A huge thank you to our other celebrity pairs,
Dave and Dion, Toyah and Cheryl, Stephen and Zoe.
Join us next time when we'll put more obscure knowledge to the test on Pointless.
-Meanwhile, it's goodbye from Richard.
And it's goodbye from me. Goodbye!
Subtitles by Red Bee Media Ltd
Celebrities test the depths of their general knowledge in this special edition of the quiz. Stephen K Amos, Toyah Wilcox and Katie Derham are among the stars trying to come up with the answers no-one else could think of. Presented by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman.