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Thank you very much indeed.
Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong and a very warm welcome
to Pointless Celebrities, the show where the aim of the game
is to avoid the obvious answers and find the obscure ones.
Let's meet today's Pointless celebrities.
And couple number one.
My name's Tim Vine. I'm a comedian.
I'm Tim Vine. I'm also...
I'm sorry, I'm Terry Alderton and I'm also a comedian.
Couple number two.
I'm Tracy-Ann and I'm an actress and writer from London.
I'm David Schneider. I am an actor, writer,
but I spend most of my time on Twitter,
where people think I'm David Schwimmer.
Couple number three.
I'm Richard Coles and I'm an astronaut.
I'm a vicar, but I also...
I'm the only vicar who's had a number one record
cos I was in The Communards.
Well, mine's going to be really dull.
I'm Julia Hartley-Brewer. I'm a columnist and broadcaster.
And finally, couple number four.
I'm Arthur Smith, internationally famous,
semiprofessional comedian and mayor of all Balham.
I'm Arlene Phillips, often known as The Dancing Queen
and sometimes known as She Who Must Be Obeyed.
Well, thank you very much, all of you.
We will find out more about you throughout the show
as it goes along. That just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
If he were a cocktail, he'd be strong, sweet...and in glasses.
It's my Pointless friend. It's Richard.
Hiya. Evening, everybody.
-Good evening to you.
-How are you?
-I'm extremely well.
-This is a fun line-up.
We've got someone on each team who's played the show before.
On two and four, we've got Arlene and David.
They've both played before. Both very solid.
But one and three is where the big story is, really.
Very, very different shows, our returners have had.
Julia got through to the jackpot round, won the jackpot.
-Won the jackpot, and now teaming up with
-the Reverend Richard...
..who we've tried to get on so many times.
Certainly a lot of pressure on you, Richard, I'm afraid.
So, Julia - very, very strong player.
On podium one, we've got Tim.
-Been on before, haven't you, Tim?
I have been on before, yes. Let's leave it there.
-It was so brief that people may have forgotten.
-It was very brief.
-On for one round, joined the 200 Club.
Well, I've grown a slight beard in order to be in disguise.
I was hoping you wouldn't bring this up.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
Now, as usual, all of today's questions have been put
to 100 people before the show. Our contestants here
are looking out for those pointless answers,
these being answers that none of our 100 people gave.
Find one of those and we will add £250 to the jackpot.
Now, as today's show is a celebrity special,
each of our celebrities is playing for a nominated charity.
We are going to start off with a jackpot of £2,500. There it is.
Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.
So, all you have to remember is this -
the pair with the highest score at the end of each round
will be eliminated. That is all. That is the only rule,
the cardinal rule of Pointless. Best of luck to all four pairs.
Our first category this evening is...
It's Pets. Can you all decide in your pairs
who's going to go first, who's going to go second?
And whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.
OK. And the question concerns...
Fictional Dogs. Richard.
On each board, we'll show you seven descriptions
of famous fictional dogs from literature, film or television.
You just need to give us the most obscure answer you can, please.
There's going to be 14 in all to have a go at at home,
-so best of luck.
-Thank you very much indeed.
So, we're looking for the names of the fictional dogs described
by these clues. Here's our first board of seven.
I'll read them one last time.
-Terry, a very, very warm welcome to Pointless.
Lovely to have you here. You started off as a goalkeeper,
-for heaven's sake, Terry.
-Yeah, I did.
I was a goalkeeper for Southend United.
-The great Southend United.
-Hm. What took you from goalkeeping?
I wasn't very good in goal and then I was probably quite funny in goal,
so I decided that I'd end up doing impressions and jokes and stuff,
so kind of that's where it ended up.
-Putting you back in the firing line here, Terry.
What would you like to go for on this board?
I'm going to go for the cartoon beagle
because I know it's probably a good one to go for
because I know not everyone knows that Charles did it.
It was obviously Charlie Brown and it's Snoopy.
-Snoopy, says Terry.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Snoopy.
Is that good?
41 for Snoopy.
Surprisingly low score for Snoopy.
He was originally going to be called Sniffy,
but there was another cartoon dog with the same name.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
Tracy-Ann, welcome to Pointless. Great to have you here.
-Lovely to be here.
-Now, you were in the RSC -
the Royal Shakespeare Company to you and me.
You were at the National, you toured with the National.
I mean, you've done all this classical theatre.
Everyone knows you as Chrissie Watts.
Well, some. Or some under ten-year-olds know me
as the woman that got turned into a cyber man
-and who took on the Daleks.
-That's true, yes. Exactly. Good.
You see, it's a massive demographic.
But, you know, and lots of people remember you
-for all your classical theatre, as well.
-You do, Xander.
-..what are you going to go for?
When you watch this at home,
it's not nearly as pressurised as when you're here, and I'm torn,
but...I don't know.
I'm going to go for the Great Dane puppy who is nephew to Scooby-Doo
in the cartoon series,
and I'm going to say Scrappy-Doo.
Scrappy-Doo, says Tracy-Ann. Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Scrappy-Doo.
41 is our only score at this point.
51 for Scrappy-Doo.
-Is that all right? OK.
Well played, Tracy-Ann. More famous
than Snoopy, mainly cos he's the worst cartoon character
-in the history of the world.
-Literally the worst, yeah.
Just terrible. Nobody sticks up for him. Nobody.
Thank you very much, Richard.
Richard, a very warm welcome to Pointless.
Now, The Communards - you mentioned them.
What...? I mean, they were just huge, but why did you stop?
Why did you leave us this way?
Because I found I WAS able to say goodbye
because, basically, I stood next to Jimmy Somerville -
who is a hugely talented person - as a very kind of mediocre pianist.
And when Jimmy Somerville, the super-talented person,
decided to do something else, nobody was really interested
in a mediocre pianist, so I had to find something new to do.
-That's the short answer.
-That's the short...?
It's a very modest answer. And now you have a parish up in Finedon.
-Finedon, that's right.
Is that yours for life or might you get posted elsewhere?
Well, we don't get posted. You can either move on
or you could indeed be fired under the terms
of the Clergy Discipline Measure, many of which I'm infringing
merely by being on this programme, I must say.
-So, who knows? I think it's unlikely
that I'm going to find myself in a bishop's palace.
Now, Richard, Pet Dogs. Are you happy with Pet Dogs, by the way?
-Our fictional pet dogs?
-Well, I adore pet dogs. I have four.
But my mind has gone immediately blank,
but I've got a hunch that I think I might know one of them.
I've just got this idea that The Call Of The Wild
-had a dog in it called White Fang.
-White Fang. Now,
there's a kind of noise, a murmur,
that we occasionally get when someone comes up with either
a brilliant answer or a wrong answer.
LAUGHTER Let's find out which White Fang is.
Is it right? How many people said White Fang?
Richard, I'm afraid that's an incorrect answer.
-It scores you 100 points.
-Is that wrong?
-I'm afraid it is wrong.
-Yeah, sorry, Richard, he did write
a book called White Fang, Jack London.
That's why it's in your mind.
I've also had the Bishop of Northampton on the phone.
He needs to see you on Monday morning, I'm afraid.
-Thanks very much, Richard. Arlene, welcome back.
Lovely to have you back on Pointless, as ever.
Now, Hot Gossip. Was that something...?
Did you start that for fun?
Well, it started because, in the '70s,
I was teaching jazz and it was, like, really hot
and then I would put on my television
and all any dancer seemed to do was...smile.
And I wondered why they kept smiling
cos when you dance, you're in another world.
So, I got together my best pupils, put them together and I said,
"Right, we're going to create a group that's about living.
"It's going to be sexy and hot."
And for three years, every director went, "Too sexy for TV,"
until somebody saw our photograph and went,
"I'm doing a Kenny Everett Video Show."
And everyone thought we were famous overnight
because we made the front page of every paper
cos we were too sexy for TV.
Thank you. We have you to thank for all our hot dancers to this day.
-Marvellous, Arlene. Thank you. Now, this board is all yours.
I would hope that Mickey Mouse's pet dog was
-Pluto, says Arlene.
Let's see if that's right for Mickey Mouse's pet dog.
How many people said Pluto?
It is right.
Ooh, look at that. Pluto - 46. APPLAUSE
-Not bad at all, Arlene. 46 for Pluto.
-Well played, Arlene.
It's very weird for a mouse to have a pet dog.
-What's that about?
-It is, but also the scale
-is entirely wrong.
-Yeah. I tell you, Walt Disney,
-I don't think it's going to get anywhere.
-I don't think it is.
Let's fill in the rest of these, shall we?
The dog who accompanies Dorothy is the biggest answer
-on the board.
-Toto. That would have scored you 73.
The dog whose dream was featured in an episode of Neighbours?
-Bouncer, absolutely. Good answer, as well. 26 points.
The boarhound who's Hagrid's pet,
that is Fang. 10 points for that.
And so the Jack London novel, the dog is called Buck.
It's the best answer on the board, as well.
-Would have scored you 2 points.
-Thank you, Richard. Well, we're
halfway through the round, so let's take a look at those scores.
41, Terry. There you are. Best score of the round.
-Well done, Terrance.
-Terry and Tim looking very strong.
Then we go up to 46 where we find Arlene and Arthur.
51 - Tracy-Ann and David. And then 100 - Richard and Julia.
Who knows what the next board is going to be like.
Might be many more hundreds, you never know.
Julia, if we have a low score from you, at least you're
in with a shout. We'll come back down the line.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
OK, let's put seven more descriptions
of fictional dogs up on the board, and here they come. We've got...
I'll read those all one final time.
-Arthur, welcome to Pointless.
-I am delighted to be here.
Not as delighted as we are to have you. A true...
-No, this is the greatest day of my life.
-Well now, come now.
-We've had Tony Hawks on the show.
And Tony, as you know, does these wonderful,
incredibly lucrative ventures which are sparked off by bets.
Obviously, he's taken a fridge round Ireland,
he's played all the Moldovan football team at tennis.
I don't know, I always thought this sort of mythical bet thing
was just a ruse, but no, you are. You're the better.
Well, I certainly was on the Moldovan tennis one,
and, genuinely, it did happen.
He went off to Moldova and lived there for a while.
And finally did beat them all.
So I lost the bet and therefore had to sing the Moldovan national anthem
-naked on Balham High Road.
Just a normal Saturday night, really.
Yeah, well, I mean, I would have been doing it anyway.
Arthur, you are on 46. If you can manage to score 53 or less,
you're straight into the next round.
Well, my knowledge of fictional dogs
is... I have a PhD in it.
So, I'd say I'm going to go with the bottom one there.
I think that Tintin, his dog
-Snowy, says Arthur.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Snowy.
There's your red line. Get below that, you're in Round Two.
Let's see how many people said Snowy.
Very well done indeed.
APPLAUSE Taking your total up to 83.
-You're into Round Two.
-Well played, Arthur.
Very well done. Straight through.
Yeah, sold over
230 million books worldwide.
-That's enough, isn't it?
-Yeah, that'll do you.
-That's enough to be getting on with.
Yeah, thank you.
Now, Julia, welcome back.
You've ended up as a sort of political journalist, haven't you?
That seems to be your bag. Did you intend to go in that direction?
I did. I always wanted to do it.
I quite like the idea of being a politician,
but I don't like people very much, so...
-That doesn't seem to preclude being a politician.
-No, that's true.
-You could get ordained.
Now, Julia, you are our high-scorer on 100,
which means we definitely need a low score.
I'm going to go for the dog created by Eric Hill,
which, I think, but now, of course, at this moment of pressure,
I now don't think I'm very sure, is Spot.
Spot. Eric Hill's creation Spot. Let's see if it's right.
Let's see how many people said it.
No red line, as you're our high-scorers.
That could be a very good score,
Julia, and exactly what you need.
APPLAUSE ..is your total.
That could be enough to keep you in the game.
Well played, Julia. Kept yourself in it there. Yeah, he's...
My kids used to read the Spot books. He used to draw
a lot of aircraft, Eric Hill,
and the markings on Spot, on his body and tail,
are the same as aircraft markings if you look closely.
-That's a nice one, isn't it?
-A nice little hidden thing there
for aircraft enthusiasts.
There we are. Thank you very much.
-David, welcome back to Pointless.
I think you were in the head-to-head last time.
-I got as far as the head-to-head.
-Yeah, not bad at all.
-Then humiliated by Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson.
-It still hurts.
-Two of my favourite on-screen Tonys.
-Of course, Hayers and le Mesmer are the two I'm thinking of.
Tony Hayers, the great commissioning editor of the BBC.
And I think it's Tony Hall now, which is quite close to Tony Hayers.
There you are. And you've been directing, as well, now.
-You've been doing Josh Widdicombe's new sitcom.
Yes, yes, I now help the youngsters,
help the youngsters to be funny from the other side of the camera.
Yeah, so, I've done with Josh Widdicombe and Jack Dee in it
-and I think it's funny.
Look forward to that very much. Now, David, you're currently on 51.
If you can score 72 or less, you're into the next round.
Right. The stuff that you think is definitely right,
when you're here, you just don't know,
but I think I will go for the dog by Robbie Jackson,
who was my favourite member of The Jackson 5,
-Wellard, says David.
Wellard. Here's your red line. If you get below this red line
with Wellard, you're through to the next round. How many people said it?
It's a good answer, and through you go.
Very well done.
Taking your total up to 84.
Yeah, he was on the show for 14 years, Wellard.
It was three different dogs, though.
-Thanks, Richard. Now, Tim.
-Let's make this a long chat. I think I'm going home.
LAUGHTER Now, Tim, every year,
at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival,
-they have this sort of best joke of the festival. The best joke.
And pretty much always, it's you who wins it.
-No, I've won it twice.
Maybe you've been runner-up millions of times.
Oh, well, that's the story of my life, yeah. Except tonight.
Do you ever find they pick the gag that you think,
"Hang on, that wasn't even my favourite gag"?
Yeah, that does happen. Yeah, yeah.
-Tim, you're on 41.
-It's been lovely being here.
Still, Julia and Richard - 124. 82 or less is what we need from you.
Do you fancy talking us through that board?
I can talk you through the heroic collie.
That's the one I know.
I knew Snowy and I knew the heroic collie and that was it.
So, I'm going to go for, and just hope it's...
And I apologise, Terry, cos Snoopy was a great...
If this isn't enough, it's only gone wrong again.
But I'm going Lassie.
Lassie, says Tim. Lassie.
Here is your red line. You have to get below this red line with Lassie.
Richard and Julia, will he do it?
-Lassie - how many people said it?
It's right. You've done it!
Very easily. 56. APPLAUSE
56 for Lassie takes your total up to 97.
Very well played, Tim.
And Lassie, or Pal, was trained by Rudd Weatherwax.
-Oh, I knew that.
-That, you knew.
-Rudd Weatherwax. That's a good name, isn't it?
Let's take a look at the rest of these.
The talking dog apparently killed in an episode of Family Guy
is Brian. Brian Griffin.
Would have scored you 27.
Jon Arbuckle's dog is...?
-Odie. Yeah, another very good answer. 12 points for that.
And this is the best answer.
It's a dog which literally has a watch for a body,
and it's called Tock and that would have scored you 1 point.
Very well done if you got that.
And well done to the person in our 100 who got it, as well.
Interesting. Thank you very much.
At the end of our first round, the pair heading home
with their high score of 124, it's our reigning champion Julia
and our newcomer Richard. You just have to come back.
Far, far too soon to be dismissing you,
but it's been lovely having you here.
-Julia and Richard.
But for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
Well done, all of you!
Julia, our reigning champion has been sent away, back to hospitality.
As the more astute of you will have realised,
there are now only three pairs.
At the end of this round, it'll go down to two.
Our category for Round Two this evening is...
Can you all decide in your pairs who's going to go first and second?
I know nothing.
Whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.
OK, let's find out what the question is. Here it comes.
We gave 100 people 100 seconds
to name as many chemical elements beginning with a letter
in the second half of the alphabet as they could.
Chemical elements beginning with a letter
in the second half of the alphabet.
I do like it when we reveal a category
and you hear all six people going, "Oh, no!"
We're looking for any element on the periodic table as of March 2015
that starts with any letter between N and Z, please.
-Very best of luck.
-Thank you very much indeed. OK.
Chemical elements from the second half of the alphabet.
-Potassium, says Tim.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said potassium.
-This is good. 32 for potassium.
-Yeah, tough on
that first podium. The symbol is K,
which isn't in the first half of the alphabet, so what's that all about?
-I didn't devise this.
-Don't ask a thespian anything about chemicals.
I'm going to take a stab on this because I think,
a story of a Russian poisoning spy thing,
and it had a thing in it that I think was a chemical
and I'm going to say polonium.
-Polonium, says Tracy-Ann.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said polonium.
-It's right! Well done.
32 is our only score at the moment
and you've passed that.
Very well done indeed.
Very well played, Tracy-Ann. Terrific answer.
That show, Saturday Night At The London Polonium
was very short-lived.
LAUGHTER Thank you very much indeed.
Yes, my father-in-law was a chemist.
I'm trying to channel him.
But I'm going to go further on up the alphabet and go for
something that's also rather dangerous, uranium.
Uranium, says Arthur.
Let's see if that's right and how many of our 100 people said uranium.
32 at the moment is our high score.
You've passed 32.
18 for uranium. APPLAUSE
-Not bad at all.
-Not as good as yours.
-Well played, Arthur.
-Yeah, named after Uranus.
-Thank you very much indeed.
We're halfway through the round. Let's take a look at those scores.
Well done, Tracy-Ann and David. Lovely, low score there. 2.
Then up to 18, where we find Arthur and Arlene.
Then up to 32, Tim and Terry.
Terry, you're not way out ahead, but a nice, low score from you
might just keep you in the game.
Best of luck with that. We'll come back down the line now.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
Arlene, any chemical element whose name begins with a letter
from the second half of the alphabet.
Well, it's not exactly a chemical element,
but you can make it with chemicals.
There's your red line etc.
Let's see how many people said a flame.
-No, bad luck. Sorry, Arlene.
-Scores you 100 points.
-Takes your total up to 118.
-Never mind, darling.
You may still be in,
you never know. It's all in Terry's hands.
Sorry, Arlene. We enjoyed the answer, though.
I don't technically know why it's not a correct answer.
Perhaps Arthur's father-in-law maybe would be able to fill us in.
-There must be a reason.
-Thank you very much, Richard. David.
-I think I'll play safe and say sodium.
Sodium, says David. No red line. You're already through.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said sodium.
Not bad at all.
There we are. 20 for sodium.
-22, your total.
The average human consumes 10g of salt a day, and we only need 3g.
-Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
..I really want a kebab.
Well, I tell you, give it a couple of minutes, you can have one.
Or not. Terry, who knows?
We need 85 or less from you.
Well, I could be wrong.
I think, possibly, I'm going to go for quinine.
-There goes your shawarma, I'm afraid, Arthur.
-Quinine's a good one.
-Well, there's your red line. Let's find out, is it right?
I'm so sorry, Terry.
-I'm afraid quinine...
-I was trying to be clever.
-..not an element.
-Because... I didn't know, did I?
-That scores you 100 points. 132.
-Yeah, not an element, I'm afraid.
You only sing when you're quinine, but not in this case.
There are quite a few pointless answers. Let's take a look at them.
-Samarium is quite a new one, isn't it?
Don't remember that one.
There we are. Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
At the end of our second round, the pair who are heading home...
There was drama there, though.
Arthur and Arlene back in the game, which is exciting.
But it means, Terry and Tim, with your high score of 132,
we have to say goodbye to you.
Come back and do it again.
-You've done twice as well as you did last time.
-A round further.
Take that away. Terry and Tim. APPLAUSE
Thanks very much. Sorry, Tim.
But for David and Tracy-Ann, Arthur and Arlene,
it's now time for our head-to-head.
Very well done. David and Tracy-Ann, Arlene and Arthur,
you're now one step closer to the final
and a chance to play for our jackpot,
which currently stands at £2,500.
Here's the point where we decide who goes through to the final
and plays for that jackpot. We make you go head-to-head,
but you can start to play as a team now.
You can confer before you give your answers.
First player to win two questions will be playing for that jackpot.
This should be close. Best of luck to both pairs.
Let's play the head-to-head.
Here is your first question, and it is all about...
Robert De Niro Films, Richard.
I'll show you five pictures of characters played by Robert De Niro.
We need you to name the film these characters are from, please.
Very best of luck.
OK, let's reveal our five stills, and here they come.
There we are. Five stills from Robert De Niro films.
David and Tracy-Ann, you've been our low scorers, so you will go first.
-E is Travis Bickle.
-Yeah, yeah, it's...
-Which is less known?
-Shall I say it?
We're going to go with D, which we think
is The Deer Hunter.
The Deer Hunter, say David and Tracy-Ann.
Now, Arlene and Arthur,
do you fancy talking us through all of those pictures?
Yeah, I would say B is Raging Bull.
A is The Godfather?
I can't find Taxi Driver.
-Do we have to do all of them?
-No, I only want one.
-Let's go with Raging Bull, B.
-Raging Bull, sorry!
You want to go for B, Raging Bull.
OK, so, we have The Deer Hunter and we have Raging Bull.
David and Tracy-Ann said The Deer Hunter.
Let's see if that is right for D.
Let's how many people said The Deer Hunter.
-Keep going, keep going!
-That's a good answer.
Look at that. 19. Well done.
Now then, Arlene and Arthur,
meanwhile, have said Raging Bull for B.
Let's see how many people said Raging Bull.
It's got to beat 19.
-No, 48 for Raging Bull.
Well done, David and Tracy-Ann.
After one question, you're up 1-0.
Well played, David and Tracy-Ann. Taxi Driver is there.
-The one where he's standing next to a taxi?
-Well, he's not driving it, to be fair.
-38 points for that.
-With some driving gloves?
I didn't see the taxi!
Let's take a look at the rest.
A, that's him as Al Capone in...?
-The Untouchables, yeah. 5 points for that.
C looks like you should know it, doesn't it?
It's the one with Liza Minnelli, isn't it?
It is. It's a Martin Scorsese film.
-It's called New York, New York.
Very well done if you got that. 1 point.
Here comes your second question.
Arlene and Arthur, you get to answer it first, but you have to win it
to stay in the game, so best of luck. It concerns...
-Classical Music, Richard.
-Going to play you five excerpts now
from five very famous pieces of classical music.
We need you to tell us the composers, please. Good luck.
OK, so, who are the composers of these pieces of music?
And here we have A.
I know this one.
And here's E.
There we are. You'll notice the letters in brackets there.
That's the initial of the composer's surname.
Arlene and Arthur.
I think we'll go with A, Wagner.
-Yeah, the Ride Of The Valkyries.
-Wagner, say Arlene and Arthur.
Now then, David and Tracy-Ann.
-We'll go for C as Elgar.
-OK, C, Elgar.
So, we have Wagner and we have Elgar.
Arlene and Arthur went for Wagner.
Let's see if that's right and how many people said Wagner.
65 for Wagner. APPLAUSE
Is it enough?
David and Tracy-Ann, you have gone for Elgar.
Let's see if that's right for C.
-No, that's 66!
I said it was going to be close. APPLAUSE
And that's the right result for you, Arlene and Arthur.
You're back in their game. After two questions, it's 1-1.
Very well played. It's those bottom two that'd have won you the points.
B is Beethoven, but would have scored far too many.
Would have scored you 82.
-It's Aaron Copland.
Yeah, Fanfare For The Common Man.
Later covered by The Cheeky Girls, of course. 10 points for that.
-It's Gustav Holst.
From The Planets Suite.
-20 points for that.
-Thank you very much.
Your third question. Whoever wins this goes through
to the final and plays for that jackpot.
Best of luck to both pairs. It is all about...
French Food, Richard.
We're going to show you the names now of five French breads,
cakes and pastries, but we've removed alternate letters.
Can you fill in the gaps, please?
French cakes, breads and pastries with missing bits.
OK, here they are. We've got...
I'll read those one last time.
Now, David and Tracy-Ann, you'll go first this time.
-I'll just come out with it, shall I?
-Just let it out.
-The third one down, we think is a millefeuille.
-OK, David and Tracy-Ann are saying millefeuille.
Arlene and Arthur.
Alors, Arlene et moi,
on s'est decide a numero cinq.
On est inspire par Proust.
Millefeuille and madeleine.
Now, David and TracyAnn said millefeuille.
Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said millefeuille.
-God, we went too quickly.
-No, we didn't.
That number is good.
19. It's been so close this, so far.
I bet this is going to be close. I couldn't call this.
Arlene and Arthur have gone for madeleine.
Millefeuille scored 19.
Madeleine has to beat that for you to go through to the final.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said madeleine.
Still going down.
26 for madeleine, which means
very well done indeed, David and Tracy-Ann.
After three questions, you're through to the final 2-1.
Very close. Very well played, both teams there.
Great round for Bake Off fans, this one.
Millefeuille - they always do it on Bake Off.
One answer up there that would have beaten millefeuille,
which we'll get onto. Up the top, it's croissant.
-Which would have scored you 67.
-And then we've got brioche.
-It is croque.
Now, Bake Off fans will know this one.
It's a huge triangle of profiteroles
that you join together with caramel or anything like that.
-They had it on the last series.
-Like Marge Simpson's hair.
Exactly that, and it's a croquembouche.
Very well done if you said that. Would have scored you 8 points.
So, the pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head round,
it's Arlene and Arthur. You've done so well. Fantastic performance.
-Adieu, au revoir.
-Very close in the last round.
-Thank you so much.
But for David and Tracy-Ann, it's now time for our Pointless final.
Congratulations, David, Tracy-Ann.
You've fought off all the competition
and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.
-HE GASPS BOTH:
You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot,
and at the end of today's show, the jackpot is standing at £2,500.
There we are.
Anything you'd like to see come up in this last round?
Nothing to do with chemicals or elements or maths.
-We've done that.
Let's see what today's selection looks like. We've got...
-Oh, this is a disaster.
-Awful. Rap superstars?
-What, like famous...? Any paintings?
Are you good at art? Do you know your art?
I'm better at art than sport in Leeds.
Do you ever go to a museum, art gallery?
I do know a bit about...
-Paintings. Let's try Paintings.
-Don't put it all on me!
-OK, you're going to go for Paintings.
If you do know about paintings,
at least one of these will be good for you.
Let's look at all three.
The first one, if you know about Picasso, it's easy, but otherwise...
Any words of four letters or more
that appear in any of the titles of Pablo Picasso's works
in the Tate collection, please, as of April 2015.
This will be an easy one if you know your art.
The name of any artist who has any painting
in the Metropolitan Museum Of Art highlight paintings of 1900-present.
There's about 50 or 60 artists on that list.
Or we are looking for anyone who appeared in the cast of
Girl With A Pearl Earring, according to IMDb.
Any actor in Girl With A Pearl Earring.
So, words of four letters or more
in the Tate collection of Pablo Picasso works -
the paintings, not the etchings.
Anyone in the Metropolitan Museum Of Art
highlight paintings, 1900-present.
And that is, of course, the New York Metropolitan Museum Of Art.
Or the cast of Girl With A Pearl Earring.
-Very best of luck.
-Thank you very much indeed.
As always, you've got up to a minute to come up with three answers.
All you need to win that jackpot for your charities is for
just one of those answers to be pointless.
-Are you ready?
Let's put 60 seconds up on the clock.
There they are. Your time starts now.
-Is it in the title?
-Definitely. I'm sure there's a horse.
I don't know. It sure it's a Cubist horse. MoMA art, 1900...
-There'll be a Whistler, but...
-There will be a Whistler.
That's not going to be pointless.
What about the cast of Girl In The Earring?
-Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth.
-But they're not pointless.
-I know they're not.
-Were you in it?
-I could have been in it, but no.
No, we know we've got an answer on that one. MoMA could be...
MoMA, MoMA, MoMA.
Going to have to go... Going to have to guess a modern artist.
-Just pick a...
-Is that an artist? American artist?
-No, he doesn't have to be American.
You didn't say he had to be American.
-Are we allowed to talk to you?
-No, but it's in New York.
-Just in the collection.
-I feel like I'm in a Woody Allen film.
-Ten seconds left.
-So, they don't need to be American?
-Why don't we go with Dufy?
-'Go with Dufy!
-You wanna go with Dufy?'
And pick someone from Pearl Earring.
Your time is up.
OK, you spent so much of that doing Woody Allen impressions,
I'm not sure you've got any answers. What are you going to go for?
-Are you going to do it or shall I?
-We're going to go for Dufy.
-Raoul Dufy. We're going to go for horse.
Horse. Will you say which category you're answering?
-The cast... No, for the word in a Pablo Picasso.
And we're going to go for...
We don't have to go from each one? We can do another Picasso?
Thank you, David, for listening.
-Why not? Yes.
-And blue in Picasso.
Blue. Fair enough. Seems right, doesn't it?
Of those three, which is your best shot at a pointless answer?
Probably, if it is a real answer, it's got to be the Dufy one.
OK, Dufy goes last. Least likely to be pointless?
-Horse from the Picasso titles.
OK, let's pop those answers up in that order, and here they are.
Very best of luck. Three very good answers. Three very good answers.
They might all be wrong, but they look great on the board.
Very good answers, but not necessarily to these questions.
If one of those were to be pointless and would win the jackpot for you,
-what's your charity, David?
-It's the Islington Centre For Refugees.
Very good indeed. Tracy-Ann?
My late father died of a heart attack,
so I'm giving my money to the British Heart Foundation.
Very good. Two excellent charities there.
We're not going to do it, though, are we?
Let's hope, fingers tightly crossed, that one of those answers
will win that jackpot for your charities.
In the first instance, we were looking for words
of four or more letters from any Picasso work in the Tate collection.
You went for horse.
This was the one you thought was probably least likely
to be pointless, but let's find out.
If it is pointless, it'll win your charities £2,500.
Let's find out how many people said horse.
-Ooh, it's right.
-Horse is good.
-We did horse.
-We like horse. You did horse.
-You did polonium and you've done horse.
-Come on, you horses.
The horse is riding us through the teens, into single figures.
Down it goes. Still going down. Passes 2.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Straight away!
Brilliant. Very well done indeed.
-I knew it!
-We won on horse!
-Congratulations. What about that?
-Horse was a pointless answer, which means...
..you go home with that jackpot of £2,500 for your charities.
Very well done indeed, David and Tracy-Ann.
-Unbelievable. Unbelievable! Unbelievable.
-Horse! I love horses.
He's got a painting called Horse With A Youth In Blue.
-It's in the Tate's collection.
-With A Youth In Blue?
-There you are, blue.
-Blue would have scored you 7 points.
And Raoul Dufy was an incorrect answer,
so horse was your biggest shot, so very well done.
Let's take a look at some of the pointless answers
in the different categories. We'll start with Picasso words.
All those pointless. Everything was pointless apart from girl, blue,
woman, weeping, fruit, dove, bowl, guitar, portrait.
Those are the only ones that scored any points at all.
We will look at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art now in New York.
Let's take a look at the actors.
All of those were pointless answers. Well done if you got
any of those at home, and very well done if you said horse.
Thank you very much indeed.
Thanks once again to our winning players, David and Tracy-Ann,
who go away with today's jackpot of £2,500 for their charities.
-No, well done.
Join us next time when we'll be putting more obscure knowledge
-to the test on Pointless. Meanwhile, it's goodbye from Richard.
And it's goodbye from me. Goodbye.
A special celebrity edition of the general knowledge quiz in which four teams try to come up with the answers that no-one else could think of. Presented by Alexander Armstrong and co-host Richard Osman. Featuring Tim Vine and Terry Alderton, Tracy-Ann Oberman and David Schneider, Reverend Richard Coles and Julia Hartley-Brewer, and Arthur Smith and Arlene Phillips.