With contestants Joe Swash and John Altman, Nick Pickard and Ali Bastian, Victoria Bush and Zaraah Abrahams, and Sharon Maughan and Tina Hobley.
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Thank you very much. Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong.
A warm welcome to this special soap edition of Pointless Celebrities,
the show where we are always striving for the most obscure answers.
Let's meet today's Pointless celebrities.
-Couple number one.
-I'm Joe Swash
and I used to play Mickey Miller in EastEnders.
I'm John Altman, mainly known for Nick Cotton in EastEnders
and I also played George Harrison in Birth Of The Beatles,
a while back now.
Couple number two.
Hello, my name's Nick Pickard and for the past 20 years,
I've been playing Tony Hutchinson in TV's Hollyoaks.
I'm Ali Bastian and I used to work alongside Nick on Hollyoaks.
Couple number three.
Hi, I'm Victoria Bush and I'm probably best known
for playing Sonya Donnegan in Waterloo Road.
And my name is Zaraah Abrahams
and I played Michaela White in Waterloo Road.
And finally, couple number four.
Sharon Maughan and I did a coffee commercial,
for those that might remember,
and then I did Holby City with my lovely friend Tina.
I'm Tina Hobley and I played Chrissie in Holby
and Sharon played my mother.
Thanks very much, all of you.
We will find out more about you throughout the show.
So, that just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
Like the governor of the Bank of England,
at some point, he is certain to raise our interest rate,
-it's my Pointless friend Richard.
-Hiya. Evening, everybody.
-Good evening to you.
-And to you.
-This will be fun, won't it?
I'm worried that podium one are... A real marriage of two halves there.
We've got John, who has been on before and done very well before
and next to him, we've got Joe,
-who's been on before and did less well.
Tina's also been on before, but everyone else, we welcome you.
-I think podium two might be dark horses.
-The Hollyoaks team.
Round One is a good one.
As soon as you hear the question, everyone will panic,
but actually it's one of those ones
that I think we all know more answers to than we think at first.
It's going to be interesting.
Some people at home will do unbelievably well on question one.
Thank you very much indeed.
All of today's questions have been put to 100 people before the show.
Our contestants are looking for those all-important pointless answers,
ones that none of our 100 people gave.
Each time that happens, we will add £250 to the jackpot.
As today's show is a celebrity special - each celebrity is playing
for a nominated charity - we start off with a jackpot of £2,500.
If everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.
All you have to remember is that the pair with the highest score
at the end of each round will be eliminated
and your job is to make sure you are not that pair.
Also, there is to be no conferring
until we get to the head-to-head round.
Our first category this evening is...
That's all right. Sitcoms.
Can you decide in your pairs who's going first and who's going second
and whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.
Let's find out what the question is.
We gave 100 people 100 seconds to name...
Only Fools And Horses characters. Richard.
We are looking for the name of any character
who's appeared in more than one episode of Only Fools And Horses,
all the way through from 1981 to 2003. Any named character
who's been in more than one episode of Only Fools And Horses.
We won't accept recurring extras, like "market trader two"
and things like that, but any named character in that series.
-Best of luck.
-There we are. Thank you. Now, Joe, welcome back.
-Thank you vey much.
-Made it to Round Two last time.
Yeah, Round Two, but I blame my mum for that. She dragged me down.
Yeah, Joe's mum was his partner on this, just to clear that one up.
-Yeah, she was rubbish!
-Yeah. And you were brilliant, Joe.
Thank you very much! I don't think I was very much better than her
but John's been to the head-to-head before, so I'm hoping,
with his general knowledge, and I've got some obscure knowledge...
How good's your Only Fools And Horses knowledge?
It's all right. I know all the main characters,
it's just trying to find an obscure one.
-They only have to be in more than one episode.
Joe, what are you up to at the moment?
This year, I'm going to be doing some more acting.
-It's about time!
-Oh, thank you very much.
-It's about time.
We've loved having you on here, but you've done various -
what do you call them? - factual, entertainment shows.
Yeah, I've done more presenting, documentary stuff
and spin-off shows. I want to continue doing that but this year,
-I want to do some more acting.
-So what are you going to do?
There's a couple of things in the pipeline, nothing at the moment.
No-one's phoned me yet.
It's annoying they've cancelled Downton Abbey, isn't it?
I'd be perfect for that, wouldn't I? Upstairs. Yeah, definitely.
OK, Joe, any characters from Only Fools And Horses.
The geezer behind the pub, I forgot his name -
he would have been a good one. Oh!
I know all the other ones are going to score highly.
Who's the geezer who works behind the caff?
All right, it's just going to have to be a high one really.
-I don't know. I'll go with Boycie.
-OK, Boycie, says Joe.
Let's see if that's right and how many of our 100 people said that.
-That's all right. Go on!
-That's going down. 48.
-It's under 50.
That's better than I thought, yeah.
-48 for Boycie.
-It is very tough on that first podium
when you're the first one to go as well.
I would say that's damage limitation.
I imagine there'll be some other big scorers, as this round goes on.
Played by John Challis, Boycie.
-Wonderful. Thank you. Now, Ali.
Now, Hollyoaks you did with Nick. How long were you in Hollyoaks for?
-About six years.
-Then you went to The Bill.
And you've been in the West End since then, haven't you?
-You've been in Chicago.
-Yeah, I played Roxie in Chicago,
on a UK tour. I was in town doing Burn The Floor,
which is a Latin and ballroom dance show.
-Very good. Were you an avid watcher of Only Fools And Horses, Ali?
-Do you think, enough to remember characters' names?
-I hope so.
I'm going to go with Cassandra.
-She played my mum when I was little in a TV show.
OK, so, Cassandra, says Ali.
Let's see if it's right and how many people said Cassandra.
It is right. 48 is our only score so far and you pass it.
-There we are, Joe.
APPLAUSE You're in good company
in the 40s. 42.
Well played, Ali. Played by Gwyneth Strong, of course.
Thank you very much indeed. Victoria.
-Victoria, welcome to the show. Lovely to have you.
-You were in Waterloo Road up till the end.
-Cos it finished in March, 2015, didn't it?
-Yeah, it did.
-That must have been sad.
-It was quite sad.
-How close to the last scene were you?
-Oh, I was there on the last day.
-Yeah, I know. I had tears.
I left before I could... before anyone could see me
cos I knew I would break down.
And I'd had quite a lot of crying scenes leading up to...
So you were in the mood.
No, cos I didn't want people to think I found it really easy to cry,
so I needed to be seen to go away quickly before everyone was like,
"Oh, she can do that really easy", so I slipped away.
Only Fools And Horses - is this a gift of a round to you?
-Well, I'm going to go for a bit of a curveball.
-I'm going to go for Damien Trotter.
Look, there's general approbation
and you get that "bee" noise from the audience, when they go, "Mmm."
It's the sign of a good answer or a terrible answer.
I'm just thinking that it's so close to the end
that people might have forgotten about it.
Damien Trotter. Let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
It's right. 48's our high score, 42's our low.
You pass the high, you pass the low.
-31. Very well done indeed.
That's a very good answer, Victoria. Well played.
He's played by five different actors, Damien.
-It's not the sort of thing that would happen in a soap.
-There's an older Damien as well - Douglas Hodge plays him.
-Didn't know that. Thank you.
-Now, Tina. Tina, welcome.
-How many years were you in Holby?
I was in for 12 years. 12 glorious years.
-Yeah, and then you left, 18 months ago or something like that?
And you're now touring. You're doing Dead Simple.
-I'm doing a Peter James play, which I'm absolutely loving.
I haven't been in a play for a very long time, so I'm loving that.
-And I'm doing radio.
-Of course, you've got your Smooth show.
On a Sunday, 10 till 2.
Your family must have thought they were going to see you again
and they're not. As soon as you finished Holby, you were back off.
-No, I'm around.
-What are you going to go for, Tina,
-of our Only Fools And Horses characters?
-Well, I grew up...
My whole family loved this show.
It was a real Christmas, fall asleep around the TV watching this.
I'm going to go for Boycie's wife, Marlene.
Marlene, says Tina. Marlene.
Let's see if that's right and how many of our 100 people said Marlene.
It's right. 48 our high score, 31 our low. You pass 48.
-Oh! Very good!
-36 for Marlene.
-Well played, Tina.
Four very good answers in that round.
It's going to be interesting on the way back.
Picking off some of the mid-level characters here.
Played by Sue Holderness. She's only in 20 episodes, Marlene.
It seems like she's such a presence throughout, but only in 20 episodes.
Thanks very much. We're halfway through the round.
Let's look at those scores. Very close.
31, Victoria, the best score of the pass. Well done.
Then up to 36, where we find Tina and Sharon.
Then up to 42, Ali and Nick
and 48, Joe and John. Very close.
Nice little family grouping there, so anything could happen.
And, as Richard says, gets quite interesting,
now that some of the easier shots have been taken.
What's going to happen in the next pass? Best of luck.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
Sharon, a very warm welcome to Pointless.
-Lovely to have you here.
-When did you leave Holby?
-Quite soon after I started.
No, it wasn't. I did about four and a half years.
-I left in 2007, a long time ago.
-Four and a half years.
How many episodes do you get done in four and a half years?
-I have no idea.
-Lots, I expect.
It's hard work, real graft. Loved every minute of it.
When you've been in a medical drama like that...
Yeah, I can't save anybody's life anywhere!
No, but do you somehow, nonetheless, feel
that you have a slightly heightened sense of medical procedure?
-Really? So, if somebody suddenly ran in and said,
"Is there a doctor here?" and no-one put their hand up,
would you be waiting for them to say,
"Has anyone played some sort of medical role here?"
I wouldn't be waiting, but if they said that, I'd say, "Yes",
but it would make no difference
to me helping them in any way at all.
-You'd know how to put...
-A drip in, exactly. Do a suture.
I'd call Tina and ask her cos she remembers.
She was in it a lot longer than me.
Sharon, we want any named character from Only Fools And Horses.
My knowledge is limited,
so I have to go for...um...Rodney.
Ooh... Sorry, Tina.
Rodney, OK. Good. Here is your red line. It's quite low.
Let's see if you get below that with Rodney.
How many of our 100 people said Rodney?
It's right. Whoa, 85.
Do you know what though? The round is not yet over.
That takes your total up to 121. You could very easily be through
to the next round on that.
-It's going to get harder as it gets down here, isn't it, Joe?
It's a correct answer - that's all we needed you to do.
If anyone else gets 100, you are safely through,
so much better than getting a wrong answer,
-Indeed. There we are. Now, Zaraah, welcome.
-Welcome to Pointless.
How old were you when you started in Corrie?
Er, very young, cos I remember plucking my eyebrows far too much.
I think I was 19 when I started Coronation Street.
-Corrie and then to Waterloo Road.
-Then to Waterloo Road, yeah.
And now, you're in the States. You're in The Knick.
-Where do you film that?
-Yeah, it's amazing.
The cast are amazing, the crew are amazing
-and New York is just the icing on the cake, so...
It's not that far, is it? LA is a good deal further away.
-Yeah, it's only six and a half hours, so...
-OK, you're on 31.
If you can get 89 or less,
-you're through to the next round.
I'm going to go for...Mickey.
Here is your red line.
If you can get below this with Mickey,
you're through to the next round. How many people said Mickey?
It's right and you're through.
Best score of the round so far. APPLAUSE
Very well done indeed, Zaraah. Takes your total up to 43.
Well played, Zaraah. That was going to be MY answer, as well.
Mickey Pearce, played by Patrick Murray.
Always had the little pork pie hat.
Yeah, on his head, yeah.
-Thanks very much indeed. Now, Nick, welcome.
Not just IN Hollyoaks but the father of the show, in a manner of speaking.
-You're the longest-serving character.
I've been there since the first episode.
-The sparks all call me Ken Barlow.
What have been the big changes since then?
-There's been loads...
I've just been really happy there, though, for 20 years.
I went up there when I was 19
and fell in love with the place and the people,
cos we shoot it up in Liverpool,
and I'm still there, still plodding on.
OK, you're on 42. If you can score 78 or less, you're into Round Two.
Tina had mine. I don't know whether to play it safe
or go for one I'm not sure of, but I think I'll play it safe.
I'll try Raquel.
-Raquel, says Nick. Here's your red line.
Get below that with Raquel, you're in Round Two.
-Very good indeed.
37 takes your total up to 79.
Very well played, Nick. Played by Tessa Peake-Jones.
I said at the start, it's one of those ones when you think,
"I can't name that many", and they keep coming to mind.
It's such a famous show, such brilliantly drawn characters.
Thank you, Richard.
Now, John, the many things you've achieved over the years.
You have achieved many.
You, I discover, were 2001 Rear of the Year.
-I've no idea how I got it.
-What do you do to get Rear of the Year?
I don't know. It must have been Nick Cotton's tight black jeans.
You turn up and pick up the award?
-Yeah, and I got some slimming aid as well.
I've still got the award. It was a tray, I believe.
And a big do in a swanky hotel in Knightsbridge.
-And you're writing your autobiography, John.
It's a good therapy,
but it turned out to be... That's why I did it in the first place,
and then I just kept it going.
-That's good. Have you come up with a good name yet?
-There are two, yeah.
-Two working titles. One is In The Nick Of Time.
That's a good one!
And one's a line which is in one of the stories -
Wild Days And Wicked Nights.
If you saw that at the airport, would you go for it?
-Wild Days And Wicked Nights?
-Yeah, would you have a look?
I'm almost certain I've read that before, I'm sure.
-So, anyway, you're on 48.
The high-scorers on the far podium there, Tina and Sharon, on 121,
so 72 or less gets you through.
I'm going to go for Denzil.
-Denzil, says John. Denzil. Ooh, see, there the buzz.
-Go on, John!
Like so many bees in some lavender. There we are. There is your red line.
Let's see if you can get below that. How many people said Denzil?
-It's right and you've done it.
-Look at that! 16!
The second lowest score of the round. Very well done. 64 is your total.
-Great answer, John. Very well played.
Played by Paul Barber. I'll go through some of the low scorers
before we look at the pointless answers
cos I know lots of people will have picked different people.
The guy who works behind the bar is Mike.
-I knew it was Mike!
-Would have scored you 18 points.
-What about the old man in the caff?
-Oh, I thought it was Alfie.
-Sid would have scored you 2 points.
Roy Slater, lots of people might have said,
played by Jim Broadbent, the cop. He would have scored you 4 points.
-What about Grandad?
-Grandad would have scored you 49.
Uncle Albert would have scored you 50, so 1 point different there.
Let's look through the pointless answers. There's a few of them.
You'd have done well to get any of these though.
Joyce and Julie are both barmaids in the Nag's Head.
Karen and Maureen, both barmaids as well.
Nula Conwell played Maureen, later went on to star in The Bill.
Nerys, another barmaid.
Detective Sergeant Terence Hoskins and Boycie and Marlene's son Tyler.
Well done if you said that.
Thanks very much indeed.
So, at the end of our first round, the pair heading home,
-I'm so sorry, Sharon and Tina.
-Don't be, that's fine.
-Tough round. Tough round if you didn't know.
Might you have got any of the other characters, though?
Did some of those sound familiar?
I never really watched the show but they sounded familiar.
-Sharon and Tina, lovely to have you here.
Thanks for playing. See you again soon.
Sharon and Tina. APPLAUSE
For the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
Well, here we are in Round Two
and you'll have noticed that one of our pairs has left
which means we're down to three and at the end of this round,
we'll have to say goodbye to another pair.
Best of luck. Our category for Round Two 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.
And the question concerns...
UK place names that begin with the same letters, Richard.
On each board, we'll show you six trios of place names from the UK.
All of the trios start with the same series of letters
but we've missed those letters out.
All you have to do is fill in the gaps, please. Best of luck.
There will be six on each board, 12 in all to have a go at home.
-Best of luck.
So, we are looking for the missing letters
that are shared by these groups of places.
Here's our first board. This is fun. I like this.
-That's tough, isn't it?
-It's tough to read out!
I'm going to read those one last time.
I quite like my geography and I've toured a lot,
so I do know most of them.
It's just a matter of thinking hard about which ones they won't know.
I'm going to go for...the bottom one.
Ashford, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Ashby-de-la-Zouch.
OK, so "Ash" is what John is saying.
Let's see if that's right and how many of our 100 people said "Ash".
-Not bad. 53.
-Yeah, good answer.
Ashby-de-la-Zouch is one of the best-named towns in Britain,
-Thank you, Richard. Ali.
-This is fun!
-I've got one or two.
But I think they may be the ones that everybody else has got,
unfortunately. Shall I give it a whirl?
I think I'm going to have to go for...
-Harrogate, Hartlepool and Harpenden.
-Where hurricanes hardly ever happen.
OK, let's see if you're right with "Har".
Let's see if that's right and how many people said those things.
-It was right.
-It was right.
-It was good.
-Nothing wrong with that.
-A very good score.
Yeah, Harrogate was actually voted the happiest place
-to live in the UK in 2013 and 2014.
-Thanks very much indeed, Richard.
-Victoria, this board is all yours.
I think it's easier than it originally looks.
It's the middle two that are getting me cos I know that I know them
but I'm trying to get the information from the back there
and it's not happening.
So, I'm going to have to go for Colchester, Coleraine, Colwyn Bay.
Oh, that's good. That's a good one.
Let's see how many people said "Col" for that.
Ignore ME! I thought that was going a long way down.
I'm so sorry, Victoria.
Good answer, though, 74.
Victoria's right. It's the two in the middle
that are the best scorers on that board. The one at the top -
Canterbury, Canvey Island and Canary Wharf
would have scored you 90 points.
The next one - "gate" might be the clue in this one.
-It's a seaside town.
-That one I have got. "Rams."
Ramsey, Ramsbottom and Ramsgate. Would have scored 34.
-And the next one down. There's two villages there.
-Where do YOU live?
-Oh, it's Oxshott. Oh, I see! For heaven's sake!
-You've got Oxshott, Oxford and Oxenholme.
And that would have scored 16 points. Well done if you said that.
-Thank you vey much.
-We're halfway through the round.
Let's look at the scores. 53, where we find John and Joe -
very much in pole position at this point.
Then up to 69 where we find Ali and Nick.
Then up to 74, where we find Victoria and Zaraah.
But you're all close. Anything can happen in the next round.
Let's hope there's something on the next board you like, Zaraah.
-You'll be the first person to answer, so you can pick at will.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
OK, let's put six more places with bits missing on the board
and here they are.
I'll read those all again.
-Phwoa, there we go! Zaraah.
-You want to score as low as possible
-because you're the high-scorers.
So, the only one I really recognise,
which might be half the world...is "Pres".
-The bottom one.
Prestwich, Prestonpans, Prestatyn.
No red line. Let's see how many people said Prestonpans etc.
That's our lowest score of the round so far,
so let's hope it's enough to keep you in. 114 is your total.
Well played, Zaraah. It's a good answer.
-Prestonpans is a great name for a town.
-It's just to the east of Edinburgh.
-Thanks very much indeed.
Now, Nick, you have a target, which is 44 or less.
Right, I'm going to go with the second one
cos it's not too far from where I live, actually.
"War". Warwick, Warminster and Warrington.
That looks like a good answer.
There's your red line. Get below that and you are through.
55 takes your total up to 124. Good news on podium three there.
They all look so complicated when you first see them,
then when you work them out, it's so satisfying. But 55 is a big score.
Warwick Castle was built
under the orders of YOUR ancestor.
-William the Conqueror.
-Thanks very much, Richard. Now then, Joe.
-70 or less.
-That's what we need from you.
-Well, I only know one of them.
I've been asking John to give me something for ages
and he's become like the teacher. He won't give me nothing now.
-He's scared of you, Alexandra.
-I know the top one.
-I don't know. It kind of suits you.
I know the top one, so we'll go for "New".
-OK, Newmarket, Newquay, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
There's your red line. You have to get below that with "New".
It's quite high but let's see
-how many of our 100 people said "New".
-It didn't come down!
-I know. Well, 94.
APPLAUSE Oh, Joe.
147 is your total.
I think it's the "Castle Upon Tyne" bit that's just... It's... Yeah.
-Give that to 100 people and that's sort of a giveaway, isn't it?
Yeah, 94 is a very big score, bigger than anything on the first board.
Do you know the third one down, Xander?
Um, Tenterden, so Tenbury Wells?
Yeah, so Tenby in Wales, Tenterden in Kent and Tenbury Wells.
Would have scored 28.
That's the best answer on this board, actually.
-The next one down?
-Would have scored 65.
-And Barney. Barnard Castle.
Barnard Castle, Barnsley, Barnstaple. 72 for that.
-Some big scorers there.
-There we are. Thanks very much, Richard.
So, at the end of our second round, I'm sorry...
Joe, you were THAT close to making it through to the head-to-head.
Yeah. I think this is the same spot I went out last time.
I thought you were over there.
-No, no, the same round as I went out last time.
-Oh, I see what you mean.
-You're right, it was Round Two.
It was my mum's fault the first time. It's John's fault today.
-Listen, it's been lovely having you back.
-Joe and John, please come back again. Great to see you.
-That's all right.
For Zaraah and Victoria, Ali and Nick, it's time for our head-to-head.
Congratulations, Zaraah and Victoria, Ali and Nick.
You're now one step closer to the final
and a chance to play for our jackpot, which currently stands at £2,500.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
This is the point where we decide who goes through to the final
and plays for that jackpot and we do that by making you go head-to-head.
The difference is you can confer from here on in, you play as a team,
which takes some of the pressure off.
The first player to win two questions goes through the final and plays for that jackpot.
Best of luck to both pairs. Let's play it.
Here comes your first question and it concerns...
LAUGHTER Famous Feet - that old chestnut!
We're going to show you five clues to people or characters
who are famous for their feet.
You just need to name the most obscure, please.
Let's reveal our five pairs of feet, our ten feet, and here they are.
I'll read those one last time.
Zaraah and Victoria, you are our low-scorers, so you will go first.
We kind of knew...
We know three for sure,
-so we're going to go with the one that we think's the lowest.
Hermes, the Greek messenger god often pictured with...
-Wing-ed sandals, no less.
-Hermes, you're going to say.
Very good. Ali and Nick, the board's all yours.
-Talk us through it.
-We don't know three.
We only know one, so we'll have to go with that one.
-We're going to go with Zola Budd for number two.
So we have Hermes and Zola Budd. Zaraah and Victoria said Hermes.
Let's see if that's right and how many of our 100 said it.
It is right.
Look at that! 21!
21, with the wing-ed sandals. Ali and Nick have gone for Zola Budd.
Let's see if that's right
for the athlete who set a world record in 1985.
How many people said Zola Budd?
-Is it going to...?
Good answer, high score. Well done, Zaraah and Victoria.
-After one question, you're up 1-0.
-That's a very good answer.
-I'm wearing a pair of wing-ed sandals at the moment.
-So you are.
There's actually one answer up there that would have beaten that.
It's not the top answer. That's Shirley Bassey
and would have scored you 25.
It's not the middle one. That's the biggest answer on the board.
-Sandie Shaw, 57.
-The bottom one is...?
Theresa May and that would have scored you 19 points.
Someone at a Tory fundraiser paid £17,500
-to go shoe shopping with Theresa May.
-Yeah, I know!
You'd want a pair of wing-ed sandals by the end of that, wouldn't you,
-if you paid that money?
Thanks very much. Here comes your second question.
Ali and Nick get to answer it first but you have to win it
to stay in the game, so best of luck. It concerns...
Popular pub names, Richard.
We're going to show you some pairs of pictures
and together they make up popular pub names from the UK.
Can you guess the most obscure of these?
Let's reveal our clues to popular pub names and here they come.
There we are. OK, take a moment and confer.
-Ali and Nick.
-Hands? That's not it.
-That's not it.
-Are we going to go Fox and Hounds?
-I guess so.
It might be goodnight for us.
-We'll go with D, Fox and Hounds.
-OK, Fox and Hounds, say Ali and Nick.
Fox and Hounds. OK, Zaraah and Victoria,
do you fancy talking us through the rest of that board?
Obviously A is King's Arms.
-Is that a football manager or a politician?
The one with the microphone and the dark glasses?
-No, not him!
-No, up the top there. Yeah, the Beauty and the Beast?
-I don't know! The Prince of Wales.
-And the White Horse.
The White Horse. I think B could be, like, somebody Day. Holly Day pub?
-Yeah, Holiday Inn. No.
-No, we're going to go for the Prince of Wales.
-Yeah. Ooh, scared!
OK, the Prince of Wales.
So, we have the Fox and Hounds and the Prince of Wales.
Ali and Nick said the Fox and Hounds. Let's see if that's right for D.
76 for the Fox and Hounds.
-Zaraah and Victoria have gone for the Prince of Wales.
The Prince of Wales for C. Let's see if that's right...
I'm so scared. I can't bear this noise.
..and how many of our 100 people said the Prince of Wales.
-and you've done it!
-Very well done indeed.
You've done it by quite a margin. Look at that. 19.
19, which means, Zaraah and Victoria, after only two questions,
you are through to the final, 2-0.
Again, you picked the second best answer on the board,
so very impressive.
Good work from Waterloo Road over Hollyoaks, I'm afraid. 2-0.
A, you are right, is the King's Arms.
I didn't get that, isn't that terrible? 55 for that.
-I was thinking King's Hand?
-I was thinking King's Head.
Yeah, as soon as it wasn't the King's Head, I got so confused.
We'll leave B for a moment. E is the White Horse.
62. And B...
You know who the first one is - that's Holly Willoughby -
-but who's the second one?
-That is Jeb Bush.
You're going to hear a lot more about HIM.
The Holly Bush. 17 points, so the best answer on the board.
Now, the pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head,
I'm sorry to say, it's Ali and Nick.
-It's been lovely having you on the show.
-Thank you very much.
But they were just too good, is the honest truth. But thank you so much.
-Ali and Nick, wonderful contestants.
For Zaraah and Victoria, it's now time for our Pointless final.
Congratulations, Zaraah and Victoria.
You fought off all the competition valiantly
and you have 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.
There it is.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Well, it's been a... It's been a Waterloo Road rout.
You've just seen everyone off with consummate ease.
Each round, the lowest-scoring pair and then 2-0 in the head-to-head.
You get to choose your category...
I say "choose" - we put four impossible things up on the board
-and you have to pick one of them!
-That's how it works.
Let's see what today's selection looks like.
I hope there's some thing up there you like the look of.
"Flower" Films is going to be films with "Flower" in the titles of them.
-Uh-huh. Sporting Dames?
I don't know anything about ladies in sport, sorry.
How old was I in 2008? Was I old enough to remember stuff? Yeah.
-Modern US Fiction - I'm not really a reader, terribly.
-OK, so no.
-So "Flower" Films?
-Yeah, "Flower" Films.
"Flower Films. OK, here we go.
I thought you were going to go for The Year 2008 there,
with the popular culture and all that.
We're going to give you three different questions.
We're looking for anybody, according to IMDb,
-who is credited as appearing in any of the following films.
The 2001 film Iris,
the 1947 classic Black Narcissus...
..or the 1996 film The Name Of The Rose.
So, any of the cast of Iris, any of the cast of Black Narcissus
and any of the cast of The Name Of The Rose.
So, anyone, according to IMDb,
who's credited with appearing in any of those three films. Best of luck.
As always, you have up to one minute to come up with three answers
and all you need to win that jackpot for your charities
-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 Iris was...
It's about Iris Murdoch, so it's Judi Dench played her.
Oh, OK, so that's going to be so popular.
Loads of people are going to know that.
I want to say Kate Winslet's in it as well, but I'm not terribly sure.
I think it's got, um, Bette Davis in it.
-I'm sorry, I can't help.
But I don't know if that's The Killing of Sister George,
so I'm a little bit... I've chosen the wrong category, put it that way.
-But The Name Of The Rose I don't even know.
-I don't know.
I was really hoping that it was going to be something else.
-Shall we just go for cast of Iris?
-I guess we'll go for...
-Yeah, we'll go for Judi Dench, Kate Winslet and Bette Davis.
-Yeah, I think that's going to be our...
-Ten seconds left.
Do you want to use those?
Yeah, there's no point trying to pull anything else out cos...
-We could just make up a name like Maria.
Well, you've got three answers there. Your time is now up.
-Let's just go over them again.
-We've got Judi Dench?
Of those three, which is your best shot at a pointless answer?
-Bette Davis goes last.
-Least likely to be pointless? BOTH:
Kate Winslet goes in the middle.
Let's pop those answers up on the board in that order.
Very best of luck. Three good answers up on the board there.
One of those could be pointless and, if it is,
it will win that jackpot for your charities.
What charities are you playing for? Zaraah first.
-I'm playing for Cancer Research.
-Very good. Victoria?
-MacMillan Cancer Support.
Two wonderful charities.
Let's hope we can make them a little bit richer with one of your answers.
Your first answer was Judi Dench.
In this case, we were looking for the cast of Iris.
It has to be right, then pointless. If it's both, it will win you £2,500.
How many people said Judi Dench?
All it has to do is go down to zero now
and you can leave with a check for £2,500 for your charities.
Down it goes, through the teens.
-17. Not a bad score.
-Sadly, not a pointless answer.
You've only got two more shots at today's jackpot.
Your next answer was Kate Winslet, again from the cast of Iris.
Let's see how many people said Kate Winslet.
For £2,500, is it pointless?
Well, it's right. Judi Dench took us all the way down to 17.
Kate Winslet takes us down through the 30s and the 20s.
Passes 17. Down it goes, single figures.
Oh, 8. APPLAUSE
8 for Kate Winslet. This is going in the right direction.
We just have to hope your third and final answer is correct.
You had a hunch. Somewhere at the back of your mind,
you thought Bette Davis might have been in Black Narcissus.
Let's find out if it's right, let's find out if it's pointless.
For £2,500, how many people said Bette Davis?
I'm afraid that's an incorrect answer.
You didn't manage to find that all-important pointless answer,
so you don't win today's jackpot of £2,500.
However, as this is a celebrity special,
and each of our celebrities is playing for a nominated charity,
we're going to donate £500 to each celebrity pair
-for their respective charities.
-Thank you very much.
It's a great pleasure. APPLAUSE
And, over and above that, you have been fantastic on this show.
-Right across the show, you've played so well.
-Thank you very much.
Really good answers and you get to take a Pointless trophy home.
-So it hasn't all been in vain.
You have played terrifically throughout.
It was a very tough last category, sorry about that.
Let's look at the pointless answers in the different ones.
Iris is the film about Iris Murdoch. Some great actors in it.
Timothy West plays the older Maurice
and his son, Samuel West, plays the younger Maurice.
They're both pointless answers. Penelope Wilton, Eleanor Bron.
Everyone apart from Judi Dench, Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent.
All the other people in that film were pointless answers.
Everyone in that film, apart from Deborah Kerr, Jean Simmons
and Flora Robson - everyone else was a pointless answer.
-Not Gene Simmons from Kiss?
-It WAS Gene Simmons from Kiss, yes.
-A very, very young Gene Simmons.
-I know, I was thinking...
Now let's take a look at The Name Of The Rose.
Everyone in that film, apart from Sean Connery
and Christian Slater were pointless answers.
Well done if you got any of those at home and unlucky in the studio.
Thanks very much. We have to say goodbye to you, Zaraah and Victoria,
but it's been fabulous having you on the show.
-Thank you so much for coming on.
-Zaraah and Victoria.
APPLAUSE 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.
Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman present a special soap edition of the general knowledge quiz in which four teams try to come up with the answers that no-one else could think of. Featuring Joe Swash and John Altman, Nick Pickard and Ali Bastian, Victoria Bush and Zaraah Abrahams, and Sharon Maughan and Tina Hobley.