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Episode 7

Celebrities test the depths of their knowledge in this special edition of the quiz, with Michelle Heaton, Neil Fox and Emma Forbes. Alexander Armstrong presents.


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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Thank you. Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong and welcome to a special celebrity edition of Pointless,

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the quiz show that puts obscure knowledge to the test.

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Every question on Pointless has been asked to 100 people before the show.

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To have a chance of winning our final round jackpot, our celebrities must come up with the answers

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that the fewest of our 100 people could think of. Let's meet our Pointless celebrities.

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APPLAUSE

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First up, we welcome Lorraine Chase and Anne Charleston.

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APPLAUSE

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Lorraine, we know you as Steph Forsythe from Emmerdale,

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-and Anne, we know you best as Madge Bishop from Neighbours.

-I know, yeah.

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-You worked together on Emmerdale?

-We worked together last year.

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Is there anything you're dreading, any subject?

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-Sport.

-Lorraine?

-No good with sport.

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Sport, geography, maths,

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French...

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-English?

-Shall I go on?

-I don't want your school timetable.

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That's about covered it, I think!

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We shall see. Very best of luck, Lorraine and Anne. It's lovely having you here.

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-Next we welcome Neil Fox and Emma Forbes.

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Neil, we know you from The Magic Music Breakfast Show and you've been on everything.

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-Emma, we know you from children's television, particularly Going Live, Live & Kicking.

-Yeah.

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-Fantastic. Between you, I think you cover pretty much everything...

-Quite a lot.

-Yeah, actually.

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-Quite a lot of pointless TV.

-Quite a lot of pointless TV has been done just by you and I.

-Absolutely.

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-We did work together on something years ago.

-What was that?

-A teenage problem programme.

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-We weren't teenagers at the time. We were offering advice scarily called Speakeasy.

-Speakeasy.

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-And we offered advice to teenagers.

-Right.

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Can I just comment on Neil... Look at Neil.

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That's a proper flat-top. What wouldn't you give for one of those?

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I know. It's very impressive.

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-Very impressive.

-All that and a doctor too!

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I know! Neil and Emma, very best of luck. Lovely to have you on the show.

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-Next we welcome Joel Defries and Andy Akinwolere.

-Hey, hello.

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APPLAUSE

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Now, you are both ex-Blue Peter presenters. That's what we know you from chiefly.

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Much though I might say that Neil and Emma have got it covered,

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Blue Peter is basically boot camp for Pointless.

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He loves this show and he knows a lot about a lot of things.

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I'm just his little sidekick. I just like being here.

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-I am worried you're dead weight.

-We've had this conversation.

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I said, "Revise up pointless stuff." He went, "I can't, man. I'm busy."

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-Dead weight. And that's exactly how he speaks.

-So he's carrying us.

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Joel and Andy, welcome to the show. Great to have you here.

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Finally, we've got Michelle Heaton and Kelli Young.

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APPLAUSE

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We know you both from the spectacular group Liberty X

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who had ten consecutive Top 20 hits.

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-That's no mean feat. What are you up to now, Michelle?

-I had a baby girl a few months ago.

-Congratulations.

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So right now I'm a mummy, first and foremost.

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Very good indeed. And Kelli, you're about to be a mother?

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Yes, I'm very close to being a mother of twins.

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Welcome to you both. It's lovely to have you here.

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We'll discover all your hidden knowledge throughout the show.

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There's only one person left for me to introduce. If knowledge is power, he's like a national grid.

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-He's my Pointless friend, he's Richard.

-Hiya. Hello. Hiya.

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APPLAUSE

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-It's going to be fun.

-I think so.

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-I sort of secretly want everyone to win.

-Yeah.

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Even more secretly, I want Lorraine and Anne to win.

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Don't you? That'd be nice. That's what the fans want to see, isn't it?

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-Definitely.

-I'm worried about question one with a couple of our pairs.

-Oh!

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-Don't say this!

-Is it one of those questions where it might be evenly spread, the despair?

-No.

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It's one of those questions where there will be little pockets of despair and pockets of elation.

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Thank you, Richard. All our questions have been put to 100 people before the show,

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but we want the obscure answers that they didn't get.

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To be in with a chance of winning our jackpot, our celebrities need to score as few points as possible.

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Everyone is trying to find a pointless answer that none of our 100 people knew

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and each time that happens, we will add 250 quid to the jackpot.

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As today's show is a celebrity special and each celebrity is playing for a nominated charity,

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we start off with a jackpot of £2,500.

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There we are. Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.

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In this first round each of you must give me one answer and you cannot confer.

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The pair with the highest score at the end of the round is eliminated.

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If you give me an incorrect answer, you will score the maximum of 100 points, so try and avoid those.

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Our first category today is...

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It's football. Can you all decide in your pairs who's going first, who's going second?

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Whoever's going first, step up to the podium.

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We gave 100 people 100 seconds

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to name as many teams that have lost an FA Cup Final as they could.

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Teams that have lost an FA Cup Final. Richard?

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We're looking for any team that has been a runner-up in an FA Cup Final from the first competition in 1872

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right up to and including the 2012 Final, so any team that's ever lost an FA Cup Final.

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They might have won in other years as well, but any team that's ever lost an FA Cup Final. Best of luck.

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Lorraine and Anne, you all drew lots before the show and today, you are going first.

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So these are football teams that have lost an FA Cup Final.

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-Arsenal.

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

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It's right.

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Very well done, Anne. Still going down...

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31.

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-APPLAUSE

-There we are.

-Well done.

-Brilliant.

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31.

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Very well done, Anne. They've lost seven finals in their history, but they've won ten.

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More importantly. Now then, Neil, the most obscure team to have lost an FA Cup Final...

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I went to an FA Cup Final and saw Manchester United beat Crystal Palace,

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so I'm going to go Crystal Palace.

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Let's see if that's right and if it is, how many of our 100 people said Crystal Palace.

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6!

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-APPLAUSE

-Wahey!

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Very well done, Neil.

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-6 for Crystal Palace.

-Well played, Neil. That's a great answer.

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Lost in 1990 to Man United, as you say, in a replay after a 3-3 draw in the first one.

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Andy, what is the most obscure team that has lost an FA Cup Final that you can think of?

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Aston Villa?

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Aston Villa, says Andy. Let's see if it's right and if it is, how many of our 100 people said it.

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Absolutely right.

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10.

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APPLAUSE

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Not a bad score whatsoever, Andy. 10 for Aston Villa.

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Well played, Andy. Lost three finals. They won seven though, but not so much lately.

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Thank you, Richard. Now then, Kelli...

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-Is this good for you?

-No, it's terrible. It's the worst possible question for me,

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so I'm going to say Tottenham.

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Let's see if that's right and if it is, let's see how many of our 100 people said Tottenham Hotspur.

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Absolutely right.

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27.

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APPLAUSE

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-27 for Spurs.

-They've only ever lost one final. They've won eight of them, Tottenham.

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Well, we're halfway through the round. Let's take a little look at our scores.

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Oh, Neil, 6, lovely, lovely low score, then we go up to 10 where we find Andy and Joel,

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up to 27 where we find Kelli and Michelle, and then just up a touch to 31.

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Now then, Lorraine, luckily I know that you have a fantastic knowledge of obscure FA Cup-losing teams.

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Very best of luck. Can the second players please take their places at the podium?

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OK, we are looking for names of football teams that have lost an FA Cup Final.

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Now then, Michelle, the high scorers are Lorraine and Anne on 31. You're on 27.

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If you can score 3 or less, you'll be through to the next round for sure.

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-I'll go with Everton.

-Let's see if Everton is right and if it is, how many people said it.

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It's right, Michelle.

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22.

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-APPLAUSE

-That's OK.

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There we are.

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22, not a bad score at all. It takes your total up to 49. Very well done.

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They've lost more FA Cup Finals than any other team. Sorry to bring that up, Evertonians - eight finals.

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Wow! OK.

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Wow, wow, wow. Now then, Joel...

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The high scorers are now Kelli and Michelle on 49. You're on 10.

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A score of 38 or less sees you through to the next round.

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-I've been stewing it over in my head.

-Mm-hm.

-And I am a big Fulham fan.

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And I think, this is clutching at straws, that we did lose to West Ham in like 1967.

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So I'm going to go Fulham, but I'm nervous. I want to be adventurous.

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-OK.

-Play the game.

-Go on, son.

-Fulham, says Joel.

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There's your red line. You've got to get below that with Fulham.

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Fulham, is it right, how many people said it?

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It's right. Very well played, Joel.

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And you are through.

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3!

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-APPLAUSE

-What about that?

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Only the lowest score of the round so far, Joel!

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3 for Fulham.

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-Who'd have thought Fulham would be the best answer we could have had?

-Gosh!

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You're quite right, they lost to West Ham, but in 1975 it was.

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-Very good. Fulham, Fulham, well done, well done.

-Come on, you whites!

-Come on, you whites!

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Now, Emma, you're on 6. The high scorers on 49 are Michelle and Kelli.

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-Joel's staring me out.

-If you can score 42 or less, you are through to the next round.

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No-one has scored 42 yet, to give you some idea.

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The only team, really, that I have any kind of loyalty to

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is my dad's team, West Ham.

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West Ham, says Emma. Let's see if that's right and if it is, how many of our 100 people said West Ham.

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It's right.

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You've done it.

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Still going down. 12, look at that!

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-APPLAUSE

-Very, very well done, Emma. 12 takes your total up to 18.

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-Thank you, Dad!

-Thank you to my dad. How brilliant that he supports a losing team!

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-A winning losing team.

-A winning losing team. Well played, Emma.

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They lost two finals, including the first ever Wembley final.

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-We come now to the moment of truth. Lorraine...

-Oh, dear me!

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You're not the high scorers. The high scorers are Michelle and Kelli on 49. You're on 31.

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If you can find a team that scores 17 or less, you are through to the next round.

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Once upon a time when my lovely boyfriend was alive, we did support a team,

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but I can't imagine them getting as far as the FA Cup.

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I'm trying to think of the last match that was played at The Den and think maybe that team might have...

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-Newcastle?

-Newcastle, says Lorraine.

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-Joel thinks that's hilarious.

-No, just because she said The Den and then Newcastle.

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-Well, that was the last one that Millwall did against...

-OK, Newcastle, is it right?

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Please be right and please go down below 17. Newcastle...

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It's right. It's right, Lorraine, look. Where is it going to stop?

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Down it goes.

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You've done it! 8!

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APPLAUSE

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-Absolutely brilliant. Very well done. 39!

-Oh, sorry.

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39. 8 for Newcastle, only the third lowest score of the whole round, Lorraine.

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-Absolutely exemplary play.

-If I had said Millwall, would that have been one an' all?

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Yeah, it would have scored 6 points. Lost in 2004 to Man United.

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-There you are, two choices!

-Newcastle United lost seven finals.

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Let's take a look at the pointless answers. There's ten of them.

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Well done if you said any of these.

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Clapham Rovers lost one final in 1879, also won a final.

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Old Etonians lost four FA Cup Finals. Now they're running the country!

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LAUGHTER

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Oxford University lost three finals.

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Queen's Park, the Scottish team, lost two finals and Sheffield United lost two finals.

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Bristol City was the other pointless answer.

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We got no incorrect answers there.

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-I'm not sure we've done a celebrity special without an incorrect answer in Round One.

-Never.

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Our losing pair with the highest score is Kelli and Michelle.

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I'm so sorry. Listen, Kelli, you get to sit down.

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I could do with a seat. I'm boiling under these lights!

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But 49 is a brilliant score. That shouldn't be a losing score at all.

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Yeah, we got right answers, so I'm really happy.

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-I'm happy that we got it right and we can go home with our head held high.

-Definitely.

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-Michelle and Kelli, thanks so much for joining us. It's been brilliant having you on the show.

-Thank you.

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

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There's only room for two celebrity pairs in our head-to-head round,

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so one team in front of me now will be leaving us at the end of this next round.

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The category for Round Two is...

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Can you decide in your pairs who's going first, who's going second?

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Whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.

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OK, so our question concerns...

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-Richard?

-On each pass, we'll show you the names of six characters from children's books.

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Tell us the name of the author who created them.

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A nice, obscure answer will score fewer points. An incorrect answer will be 100 points.

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There will be 12 characters in all, 12 authors to guess at home.

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Thanks, Richard. We are looking for the authors who created these characters and we have got...

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I'll read those one last time.

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There we are, six characters from children's literature.

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Just give me the author who created the most obscure one on the board you can name.

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What are you thinking, Lorraine?

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Right, so I know Shere Khan is from Jungle Book.

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I believe it's Disney, but I don't know who wrote it,

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so I'll say Disney.

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-OK, Disney for Shere Khan. Let's see if it's right and if it is, let's see how many people said it.

-No.

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-I knew it wasn't.

-Bad luck, Lorraine, I'm afraid an incorrect answer. It scores you 100 points.

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-But who knows what might happen yet in the round?

-All right.

-Neil...

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Yeah, um...

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I'm going to choose Caractacus Pott.

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Now, I think Caractacus Pott was in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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and I think Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, amazingly, was written by James Bond's creator Ian Fleming,

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so I'm going to go Caractacus Pott, Ian Fleming.

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Caractacus Pott, Ian Fleming, says Neil. Is that right? How many people knew that answer?

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Absolutely right, Neil. Very well done.

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7.

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-That is brilliant.

-There we go, 7.

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Fabulous score.

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Great answer, Neil. Great answer in Round One and in Round Two.

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Ian Fleming did James Bond and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

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The film was also produced by the James Bond producer, Cubby Broccoli.

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Joel, you're the last person to have this board, so you can fill in all the bits we don't have.

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-I know two.

-OK, tell us the two you know.

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I don't even know... Is Tom Sawyer Charles Dickens?

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I'm not going for that. I'm going for Shere Khan because that's the only one I properly know.

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Shere Khan, I think, is Rudyard Kipling as it is from The Jungle Book.

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Rudyard Kipling, Shere Khan. Let's see if that's right and if it is, how many people knew that answer.

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Absolutely right.

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22. Not bad at all.

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APPLAUSE

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-22.

-Well played, Joel. You knew it the second he said it, Lorraine, Rudyard Kipling?

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Don't you just want to spit?

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Not here!

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Caractacus Potts is his name in the film, but in the book created by Ian Fleming, he's Caractacus Pott.

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-Let's go through the rest of this board. Mr Bump?

-Roger Hargreaves.

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Absolutely, author of the Mr Men series. Would have scored 18 points.

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-Tom Sawyer, it's not Charles Dickens, it's Mark Twain.

-My girlfriend will kill me!

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19 points. Fungus The Bogeyman?

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-Raymond Briggs.

-The wonderful Raymond Briggs. Would have scored 3.

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And Dickon Sowerby is a pointless answer. Do you know Dickon Sowerby?

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-Is it from The Secret Garden?

-It is from The Secret Garden.

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-Thingy Hodgson Thingy Bennett.

-Frances Hodgson Burnett.

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A pointless answer. Well done if you got that at home and if you went through the board.

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Very good. We're halfway through the round. Let's take a look at those scores as they stand.

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Neil and Emma are on 7, up to 22 where we find Joel and Andy,

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-then quite a hike to 100, Lorraine, where we find you and Anne.

-Disaster struck!

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Disaster might strike someone else in the next pass and maybe Anne will find a pointless answer.

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We'll come back down the line. Can the second players take their places at the podium?

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We'll put six more characters from children's literature on the board and we have got...

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I'll read those all one last time.

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We are looking for the authors who created these characters

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and you're trying to find the one that the fewest of our 100 people knew.

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Andy, you're on 22. The high scorers are Anne and Lorraine on 100. 77 or less will see you through.

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I guess the one I feel most comfortable with

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might not be the pointless answer. It would be Tracy Beaker.

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-By Jacqueline Wilson?

-Jacqueline Wilson, you are saying, for Tracy Beaker.

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Let's see if that's right and if it is, how many people said it. There's your red line.

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Below that, comfortably through.

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You've done it.

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Still doing it... 12.

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-Look at that. 12 takes your total up to 34.

-APPLAUSE

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Very, very well done.

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Well done, Andy. Yeah, the wonderful Jacqueline Wilson, the Children's Laureate from 2005 to 2007.

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Thanks very much, Richard. Now then, Emma...

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We are looking for the authors who created these children's literature characters.

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-I'm fairly confident on one, I think.

-Good.

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Jemima Puddle-Duck. Beatrix Potter.

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Beatrix Potter, says Emma. You're on seven. The high scorers, Anne and Lorraine, remain on 100.

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You want to be scoring 92 or less. Is it right? How many said it?

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Absolutely right. And you are through.

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33.

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Takes your total up to a lovely, round 40.

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-Beatrix Potter.

-Very well played. It's sad that Jemima Puddle-Duck has knocked Lorraine and Anne out.

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Of all the things it could have been. That's a job for the Gruffalo.

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Not Jemima Puddle-Duck. Really, Jemima?

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What a shame!

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-Ah, well.

-We'll have to finish the round.

-I guess we will.

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-Anne, the sad news is the writing is already on the wall.

-Yes.

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Even before your answer.

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However, maybe there's a pointless answer that you might know and you can leave a little bequest

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for our remaining two pairs.

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-The only Matilda character from my childhood was written by Hilaire Belloc.

-OK.

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-Is that your answer?

-That's my answer.

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Hilaire Belloc, you are saying. Is it right? How many people said it?

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It's wrong.

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Bad luck, Anne. I'm sorry to say that is an incorrect answer and takes your total up to 200.

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-I'm sorry.

-That's all right.

-There's two wonderful Matildas.

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-One Hilaire Belloc and one by Roald Dahl.

-I should have known that!

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Now a musical in the West End. It would have scored 17 points.

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-Alexander, do you know the rest? Cruella de Vil?

-The Dalmatians.

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Absolutely right. So who wrote 101 Dalmatians?

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-It's a tricky one. A book everybody knows...

-I know it.

-Dodie Smith.

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-Dodie Smith! There we go.

-Would have scored four.

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-The Gruffalo?

-Julia Donaldson.

-Absolutely right. Every parent in the country is shouting it.

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Six points. And Ugenia Lavender is a pointless answer.

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-One of those celebrity children's authors.

-Oh, I know...!

-Any idea?

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-Geri Halliwell.

-Geri Halliwell. Absolutely right.

-Who got that?

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-Me.

-Andy. Oh, Andy and Emma.

-And Emma, my dear.

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-Very well done if you got all those at home.

-Splendid. Thanks, Richard.

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-So the losing celebrity pair, I'm sorry, it's Lorraine and Anne.

-Yes, sadly.

-Oh, dear.

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-That wasn't a good round for you.

-No!

-I thought you'd have it sewn up.

-I was amazed to get the football,

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-so I'm feeling all right.

-You've done incredibly well, but this is where we say goodbye.

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-Thank you both so much.

-Bye-bye!

-Thank you.

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But for the remaining two celebrity pairs, it gets even more exciting as we enter the Head to Head.

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Congratulations, Joel and Andy, Neil and Emma.

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You are only one round from the final and a chance to play for that jackpot, which stands at £2,500.

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You're now going to go head to head and the first pair to win two questions will be playing

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for the jackpot. The great news is you can now confer. From here on in, you are teams.

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Let's play Head to Head.

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OK, here comes your first question and it concerns... creepy crawlies.

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-Creepy crawlies. Richard?

-We'll show you five photos of insects.

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You have to identify them and pick the most obscure. Good luck.

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OK, very good. Let's reveal our five photos of insects. We have got...

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OK, there we are. Five photos of insects.

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-Joel and Andy, you go first.

-OK.

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I think we're going to go for E.

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-Prying mantis?

-Praying.

-The praying mantis.

-Yes.

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Praying mantis. A prying mantis would be quite good.

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-The prying mantis I can live without.

-Moving leaves aside.

-Yeah.

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Neil and Emma.

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-B we think is stick insect.

-Yes.

-D we think no one would know,

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-but, to be fair, we don't either.

-We don't know what it is!

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-I think C is a mosquito.

-I think C IS mosquito.

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-I think more people would probably go...

-Stick insect.

-Than mosquito.

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Let's say C, mosquito.

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-More kids have a stick insect.

-I think so.

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-Yeah, fewer kids keep mosquitos.

-LAUGHTER

0:26:440:26:47

-Not willingly. They're not a cute pet, let's be honest.

-Fair enough.

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-OK, there we are.

-C, mosquito.

-Talk about biting the hand that feeds you.

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Right, then, Joel and Andy, you have gone for praying mantis. You said E is a praying mantis.

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

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Well, it's right.

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53!

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53 for the praying mantis. Now then, Neil and Emma, what do you think? 53.

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-Mosquito is where on that?

-A little bit lower, maybe.

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Let's find out. Is it right, firstly? And if it is, how many people said it?

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It's right.

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Will it go lower than 53? 54!

0:27:370:27:40

-Would you believe it?!

-Are you kidding me?!

0:27:410:27:44

Very well done.

0:27:450:27:47

-After your first question, Joel and Andy are up one-nil.

-This is tough, man.

0:27:470:27:53

That was very close. Well played. Let's look at the rest of them.

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A would have won you the points. That is a cockroach.

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It would have scored you 31 points.

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You were right to avoid stick insect. That would have scored a fairly massive 87 points.

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And the best answer, it won't surprise you to learn, is D,

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which is, as everyone at home will tell you, a giraffe weevil.

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-A giraffe weevil!

-It would have scored 2 points.

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Look at the mechanics there. Amazing.

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It's hard to tell there, but it's actually the size of a giraffe.

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It's on an enormous leaf there.

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Here's your second question. Neil and Emma, you have to win this to stay in the game. Simple as that.

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-It concerns...

-Don't look at them!

-..soup.

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-Soup?

-OK!

0:28:440:28:47

You don't get questions on soup on other quiz shows. We'll give you five soups in anagram form.

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Can you solve the anagrams and pick the most obscure? Good luck.

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OK, here we are. Five anagrams of soups and we have got...

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HE READS THE LIST

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I'll read those one last time.

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There we are. Five soups. Neil and Emma, you go first.

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-Crikey!

-No, I think...

-The bottom one?

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-Guilty Lawman.

-Guilty Lawman.

0:29:300:29:33

-I think it's mulligatawny.

-Mulligatawny, Guilty Lawman.

0:29:330:29:38

-Now then, Joel and Andy, talk us through the board as you're thinking.

-Oh, well...

0:29:380:29:43

-Oxtail. I think that's the best one.

-That's all we've got, really.

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OK, oxtail, you are saying, for Oil Tax.

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So we have mulligatawny and oxtail.

0:29:520:29:55

Neil and Emma, you have to win this.

0:29:550:29:57

Mulligatawny you are saying for Guilty Lawman. Is it right?

0:29:570:30:02

It's right.

0:30:030:30:05

Keep going, keep going...

0:30:050:30:08

Down it goes. Still going down. Look at that - 14!

0:30:080:30:11

Oh!

0:30:130:30:14

Not bad at all. Mulligatawny. Really not bad.

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Oil Tax, oxtail, say Joel and Andy. Is that going to beat 14?

0:30:190:30:24

Is it right? How many said oxtail?

0:30:240:30:26

It's right.

0:30:270:30:29

-Oh, 78!

-We were resigned to that.

0:30:290:30:32

-Even Stevens. We like this.

-Very well done, Neil and Emma.

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You're back in the game. After two questions, you're one-all.

0:30:370:30:41

Very well done. The other three would all have won you the point.

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-Oh Sissy Vice - know that?

-Vichyssoise.

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-Of course!

-Eight points. Do you know Confined Horn?

0:30:490:30:53

Everybody will know it when I say it. It only scores one point.

0:30:530:30:57

-French Onion.

-Of course it is! There we are.

0:30:570:31:01

French Onion. Well done, everyone. And Bathe Pal is a pointless answer.

0:31:010:31:07

It's alphabet soup.

0:31:070:31:09

Oh, God! Which is, essentially, what the whole round has been.

0:31:090:31:14

Now then, OK. The decider. Whoever wins this question plays for that money for their charity.

0:31:140:31:20

OK, here comes the third question and it concerns...

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-Mexico.

-My favourite country.

-From insects to soup to Mexico. That's why it's difficult to revise.

0:31:240:31:31

We're going to show you five clues to facts about Mexico.

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Can you give us the most obscure answer?

0:31:350:31:39

OK, let's reveal our five clues to facts about Mexico. We have got...

0:31:390:31:44

HE READS THE LIST

0:31:450:31:47

I'll read those all one last time.

0:31:590:32:01

OK, there we are. Five facts about Mexico.

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Joel and Andy, you go first.

0:32:180:32:21

-I have a feeling I know when the Olympics was held.

-I have a feeling I know the dog.

-Go for the dog.

0:32:210:32:27

OK, this is a wild guess and I'm sure it's not right,

0:32:270:32:31

-but is...

-Should we not go for the safest option?

-OK.

0:32:310:32:36

The country it shares its border with is the most obvious, but it's one we know - USA.

0:32:360:32:42

-OK, the country it shares its shortest border with - the United States.

-It's not short.

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I don't know. Do you know how long the other borders are? Neil and Emma?

0:32:510:32:56

-Em...

-Which one do you want?

-We'll go for the state that shares its name with a dog breed.

0:32:560:33:02

-We both knew that. Chihuahua.

-Chihuahua.

0:33:020:33:05

-Chihuahua.

-Why didn't we go for that?!

-You don't listen to me!

0:33:050:33:09

OK, Joel and Andy, in the order they were given, Joel and Andy have said

0:33:090:33:15

-the border was the United States.

-Oh, Joel.

0:33:150:33:18

Joel, Joel.

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No. I'm afraid, as you know, an incorrect answer. Neil and Emma,

0:33:210:33:27

all you have to be is right and you are through. Chihuahua - is it right? That's all we need.

0:33:270:33:33

-Beagle.

-Absolutely right.

0:33:330:33:36

Well done.

0:33:360:33:38

Oh, and down it goes. 27.

0:33:390:33:41

For what it was worth, it was 27 points.

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But it only needed to be correct and it was, so Neil and Emma are through to the final, 2-1. Richard?

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Sorry, Joel and Andy. Not America. It's actually got a border of 156 miles with Belize.

0:33:550:34:02

-I knew that!

-That would have scored three points. Its border with America is JUST bigger(!)

0:34:020:34:09

-A little bit.

-Nearly 2,000 miles long.

0:34:090:34:12

-LAUGHTER

-But, you know...

0:34:120:34:15

What were you going to say for the year they held the Olympics?

0:34:150:34:20

You said '80. I think it was either Moscow or Montreal that was '80.

0:34:200:34:24

-Moscow was '80.

-'84?

0:34:240:34:27

-'86 was the World Cup in Mexico.

-Ah, right. '70?

-'70 was the World Cup in Brazil. '68.

0:34:270:34:34

-Mexico Olympics.

-EMMA: Close.

0:34:340:34:37

That would have scored 10 points. Main unit of currency is the biggest answer. Alexander?

0:34:370:34:43

-Pesos.

-Peso, yeah.

-Oh, the peso, of course.

0:34:430:34:47

That would have scored 33. And the conquistador? Cortes.

0:34:470:34:51

It would have scored 9 points. So Belize was the best answer. Very well done if you got that.

0:34:510:34:57

So the losing pair, I'm sorry, Joel and Andy.

0:34:570:35:01

No Blue Peter badge for you guys.

0:35:010:35:04

-I've got a gold one!

-Take it off!

0:35:040:35:07

It's been nothing but a pleasure.

0:35:070:35:10

You've been fantastic. Thank you so much for coming on.

0:35:100:35:15

Thanks for having us. Good luck.

0:35:150:35:18

But for Neil and Emma it's now time for our Pointless final.

0:35:190:35:24

Congratulations, Neil and Emma. You saw off all the competition and won our coveted Pointless trophy.

0:35:270:35:33

You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot for your charities and it stands at £2,500.

0:35:390:35:46

-Well, listen. Very closely fought, but you've triumphed, vanquished.

-We're here.

-You've conquistadored!

0:35:500:35:57

-Ready.

-We're ready.

-The rules are very simple.

-OK.

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To win that money, all you have to do is find a pointless answer. We haven't had any so far.

0:36:010:36:07

You only have to find one now to get that money for your charities.

0:36:070:36:12

First, choose a category and you have a choice of five options.

0:36:120:36:16

-I...I think it should be...

-We should go...

-British Musicians.

0:36:240:36:29

-Yes, because I think you will know that answer. No pressure!

-I SHOULD know that.

0:36:290:36:35

-And if you don't, I don't have to feel bad.

-British Musicians.

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The very best of luck. Let's find out what the question is.

0:36:400:36:44

We gave 100 people 100 seconds to name as many Phil Collins UK Top 40 singles as they could.

0:36:440:36:52

-Richard?

-We're looking for any single released by Phil Collins which has reached the UK Top 40

0:36:520:36:58

-prior to May 2012. With double A sides, we'll accept either answer.

-OK.

0:36:580:37:05

Nothing when he was part of a group. Just solo UK Top 40 singles. Very best of luck.

0:37:050:37:11

I can't help thinking this has fallen into your lap. You have one minute to get three answers.

0:37:110:37:17

All you need to win that £2,500 for your charities is for just one of those answers to be pointless.

0:37:170:37:23

-Ready?

-Yes.

-Yeah.

-Let's put 60 seconds on the clock. There they are. Your time starts now.

0:37:230:37:29

-He did a movie that I loved the song off.

-OK, Buster. And that was... OK.

0:37:290:37:36

He did that one. One that I think will be quite obscure is the one he did with Phil Bailey, Easy Lover.

0:37:360:37:43

Yes, Easy Lover. Definitely. That was one I was thinking.

0:37:430:37:48

-He did a beautiful duet with Marilyn Martin called Separate Lives.

-Yes.

-From a beautiful film.

0:37:480:37:54

And there's another film he did. The great love song that he did. I can't think.

0:37:540:38:00

Oh, gosh. OK, Groovy Kind of Love was another big one he did. That was a cover version.

0:38:000:38:07

He did that from Buster. In The Air Tonight, the one with the drums from the Cadbury advert.

0:38:070:38:12

-That's probably quite popular.

-I want to think of that film. I loved that film!

-OK...

0:38:120:38:18

-10 seconds.

-Another Day In Paradise. He's had so many hit songs.

-Is that too obvious?

0:38:180:38:24

-I think that's a big one for him. My goodness. It's pathetic.

-OK, that's time.

0:38:240:38:30

Phil Collins Top 40 singles. I now need your three answers.

0:38:300:38:34

-I would go for Easy Lover.

-Yes, and the one with Marilyn...

-Marilyn Martin. Separate Lives.

-Yes.

0:38:340:38:42

-And I think maybe Groovy Kind of Love.

-Groovy Kind of Love.

-OK, there are the three.

0:38:420:38:49

-Which do you reckon is your best shot at a pointless?

-Groovy Kind of Love is our least confident one.

0:38:490:38:55

-OK, we'll put it first, then.

-Yeah, OK.

-And Easy Lover last?

-In the middle.

0:38:550:39:00

-In the middle.

-And Separate Lives. If we lose, we'll be leading separate lives!

0:39:000:39:05

Going our separate ways with our trophies, never speaking again.

0:39:050:39:10

OK, let's put them up in that order. We have got...

0:39:100:39:14

OK. We were looking for Phil Collins Top 40 singles.

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Groovy Kind of Love. You only need one pointless answer to win that £2,500 jackpot.

0:39:220:39:29

How many people said A Groovy Kind of Love? It has to be right and pointless.

0:39:290:39:34

OK, well, it's right.

0:39:360:39:38

We now need to see how far down it's going to go. This will show us how much our 100 people know.

0:39:380:39:45

Still going down. Single figures! There we go - seven! Seven!

0:39:450:39:50

So, unfortunately, not a pointless answer, but quite a good indicator.

0:39:500:39:55

You only have two more chances to win today's jackpot. Neil, what's your charity?

0:39:550:40:00

-Prostate Cancer charity for me.

-Emma?

-Mine is a brand-new charity I'm patron of called Alice's Escapes.

0:40:000:40:08

Very, very well done. Good. Two excellent, excellent charities.

0:40:080:40:13

Let's see what your next answer does. Phil Collins Top 40 singles. Your next answer was Easy Lover.

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For £2,500, how many people said Easy Lover?

0:40:220:40:26

OK, it's right. A Groovy Kind of Love took us all the way to seven.

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Easy Lover, which so many people might have forgotten.

0:40:320:40:36

If this goes all the way to zero...

0:40:360:40:39

-Oh, no!

-No!

-Five!

0:40:390:40:42

-I can't bear it!

-You only have one more chance to win today's jackpot.

0:40:420:40:47

-Everything is riding on Separate Lives.

-Please, please.

0:40:470:40:52

Your third shot at that jackpot of £2,500. How many people said it?

0:40:520:40:57

-It's right.

-It's right.

0:40:590:41:02

It's right. So A Groovy Kind of Love took us down to seven. Easy Lover then down to five.

0:41:020:41:08

Here we have Separate Lives. It's still going down. Come on!

0:41:080:41:12

-Oh, no!

-No!

0:41:120:41:15

-Oh, no!

-I can't bear it!

-Who was that person?!

0:41:160:41:21

-That's Phil Collins.

-You didn't find that all-important pointless answer,

0:41:240:41:28

so you don't win today's jackpot of £2,500.

0:41:280:41:33

However, as it's a celebrity special, we will donate £500 to each pair for their charities.

0:41:330:41:39

-Oh, good.

-There's something.

-Thank you very much.

-Very kind.

0:41:390:41:44

-Come on.

-I'm really sorry. That was a terrific three answers.

0:41:490:41:53

You played so well throughout and don't deserve to have left without the pointless answer.

0:41:530:41:59

You'll have played a lot of these. Let's take a look.

0:41:590:42:03

Both Sides of the Story, that was a Top 10 hit.

0:42:050:42:08

Hang In Long Enough, If Leaving Me Is Easy,

0:42:080:42:12

I Missed Again was a pointless answer, It's In Your Eyes, I Wish It Would Rain Down.

0:42:120:42:18

-That's a good one.

-Something Happened On The Way To Heaven was pointless.

-You'll Be In My Heart!

0:42:180:42:24

-The song he won the Oscar for from Tarzan.

-That's the one.

0:42:240:42:29

Every Day and Home both pointless. Ones you could have got,

0:42:290:42:35

but you did terrifically well. Well done if you got any at home.

0:42:350:42:39

-Bad luck. Unfortunately, we have to say goodbye to you, but it's been fabulous.

-Thank you.

-Thank you.

0:42:390:42:45

Brilliant contestants.

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APPLAUSE

0:42:480:42:50

All that remains is for me to say thank you to all our celebrities - Michelle, Kelli, Lorraine, Anne,

0:42:500:42:57

Joel and Andy and, of course, our brilliant finalists Neil and Emma.

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Join us next time. Meanwhile, it's goodbye from Richard.

0:43:010:43:05

-Goodbye.

-And goodbye from me. Goodbye.

0:43:050:43:08

Subtitles by Red Bee Media Ltd

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Celebrities test the depths of their general knowledge in this special edition of the quiz. Michelle Heaton, Neil Fox and Emma Forbes are among the stars trying to come up with the answers no-one else could think of. Presented by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman.