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Thank you very much indeed! I'm Alexander Armstrong and welcome to Pointless,
the show putting obscure knowledge to the test.
Let's meet today's players.
-Couple number one.
-Hiya, my name is Tom.
This is my housemate Alex and we study in Liverpool.
Couple number two.
My name is Joel, this is my wife Sian and we are from London.
-Couple number three.
-Hello, my name is Sally-Anne.
This is my colleague Sally. We're from Leamington Spa and Warwick.
And finally, couple number four.
Yeah, my name is Mark and this is my lovely mum
and we are both from Essex.
And these are today's contestants.
Thank you and a warm welcome.
We will discover more about you throughout the show as it goes along.
That just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
Here to press the pedal to the metal,
but only up to strict government-enforced speed limits,
it is my Pointless friend, it's Richard.
Hiya! Hi, everybody.
-Good afternoon to you.
-And to you.
Two returning pairs from last time, Tom and Alex,
who got through to Round Two last time. On podium three,
very unfortunate, Sally and Sally-Anne, who joined the 200 Club
-but were unfortunate.
They took quite good risky answers which just happened to be wrong.
However, we always relish a chance of people joining the 400 Club,
which is very rare, so we will be keeping an eye on it.
I'm sure you won't. But you never know.
-And lovely jackpot as well.
-It is growing and growing.
-There we are, thank you very much.
Matt and Claire didn't win the jackpot last time so we add
another £1,000 to that, so today's jackpot, wait for this, £6,000!
There we are.
Very exciting indeed. If everyone is ready, let's play Pointless.
All I have to say is this, the pair with the highest
score at the end of each round will be eliminated. That is it!
Best of luck to all four pairs.
Our first question this afternoon, our first category,
is Famous People.
Can you all decide in your pairs who's going first, who's second?
And whoever's first, step up to the podium.
OK. And the question concerns...
Famous Leos, Richard.
I know what you're thinking, I can't think of 14 famous people called Leo.
No, I haven't got beyond Sayer!
But it isn't people called Leo.
It is people born under the star sign Leo.
We are giving you seven clues on each pass to people who were
born under the star sign of Leo. Can you tell us who they are?
14 in all to have a go at at home. Best of luck.
Thank you very much indeed. We want to know who these people are.
They are all born under Leo. Here is our first board of seven...
I will read through those quickly again.
Tom, welcome back to Pointless. Round Two, last time
we had to say goodbye to you. Remind us what you do.
I'm a student in Liverpool.
I am in my fifth year at the moment studying medicine.
One more year to go before I qualify next year. I've had a good time.
Really looking forward to starting work now.
Very good indeed, and hobbies, we discovered sport is
-chief among those, any other things you like to get up to, Tom?
I have really got into running at the moment
and I'm training for a marathon in a few weeks' time.
Straight for the full marathon?
Yeah, I've been doing it for a little while,
my mum set a sub-four-hour benchmark so I don't want to be losing to her.
That is the target. We will see how we go.
-Is she helping you with your training? Advising you?
-To the contrary, if anything.
-She's quite keen you don't beat her record?
-Tom, how do you like this board?
-I quite like it.
I know them all bar one.
I think what I'm going to choose is the track and field athlete,
I think that's Sally Gunnell.
Sally Gunnell, says Tom. Let's see if Sally Gunnell is right for SG.
It sounds like it fits.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Sally Gunnell.
Look at that. Absolutely right.
Well done, Tom. Very good.
25, off to a good start. 25 for Sally Gunnell.
Lovely start, Tom. Very well played.
She once held the Olympic, world, European
and Commonwealth titles at the same time. The only woman ever to do so.
Thanks very much, Richard. Joel, a very warm welcome to Pointless.
-Great to have you here. From London.
In your brief introduction I was picking up most
un-London-like tones in your voice!
Yes, I am one of the many Aussies living in London.
There we are. Cracked it. What do you do, Joel?
I run my own business, recruitment business.
Do you recruit into a particular kind of industry?
Marketing, areas of marketing,
research strategies - things like that.
And what are your hobbies, Joel?
Typical Aussie, I like my sports, but also a big foodie
so I like eating out or finding cheap things as well.
OK. Are you one of those people who photographs their food?
No, I'm not much of a...Tweeter or Instagrammer. I like writing.
-I used to write a blog on cheap eats in London.
Joel, what do you want to go for on this board?
Well, I know most of them bar one
but I think I will go for the French fashion designer, Coco Chanel.
Coco Chanel, says Joel. Let's see if that's right
and how many of our 100 people agree with Joel.
It's right. 25 is our only score so far. Coco Chanel stops at 32.
Well done. Not bad.
Another good answer, well played. Yeah, she was originally called Gabrielle Chanel.
Coco was a stage name. She used to be a singer.
-She loves that famous breakfast cereal, doesn't she?
-Yeah, she does.
Thank you very much, Richard. Now, Sally. Welcome back.
Great to have you here from Leamington Spa.
Remind us what you do, Sally.
I am a secretary for a firm of patent attorneys.
Are there patent attorneys in every town?
Or is it something... is it a specialist thing?
It is a specialist subject and area.
I came up with the idea for a patent office
but someone three days beforehand had come up with it!
You showed me the design as well.
I had it written down, patent office, all that kind of stuff. Furious!
-You had attorneys on site, which would have saved so much time.
And mine was based in Leamington Spa, it would have made your job so much easier.
Sally, what are your interests when you are not in the patent office?
I love Cliff Richard.
This we heard. Yes, Cliff Richard.
-How many times have you been to see...
-Do you think he knows you?
-I would like to think so.
-He still tours, doesn't he?
-Yes, he has a tour later this year.
How many times will you be visiting that tour?
I'm going to Manchester, Liverpool, Nottingham
and five or six in London.
I'm just going to digest that. OK.
I go with a group of friends. We go to all of the venues.
And you compare notes on his previous performance?
-Yes, I suppose.
Sally, what are you going to go for on this board?
I think I should go for the top one
and Alexander Fleming.
Alexander Fleming, says Sally.
Let's see how many of our 100 people agree with Sally.
32 is our high score, 25 below. You passed 32 and 25. Well done.
A new low!
-21 for Sally.
-Another very good answer.
-Discovered penicillin in 1928.
Now then, Kate, welcome to Pointless. Good to have you here.
-What do you do, Kate?
-I have two jobs.
I am part-time at a local newspaper on the advertising department
-and I also freelance write at home.
-Where is your local newspaper?
-The Romford Recorder.
-The Romford Recorder.
Hello to everyone at the Romford Recorder.
-How often does it come out, once a week?
-Once a week.
What are your interests aside from the Romford Recorder
-and writing from home?
-I love socialising. I'm a very sociable person.
A bit of a bookworm. Always reading. And I have a thing for Take That.
Have you been to see Take That as many times as Sally has been to see Cliff Richard?
-They're a little bit younger than Cliff Richard.
Not if you add them together, they're not!
-There is less of them.
-Kate, you are the last person to have this board.
Do you fancy talking us through and filling in the blanks?
I will give it a go. The Casual Vacancy was JK Rowling,
the Jamaican Olympic medal would be Usain Bolt.
The Nobel Prize presumably George Bernard Shaw.
And then Arnold Schwarzenegger.
I think I'll go for George Bernard Shaw.
George Bernard Shaw, says Kate. Sally agrees with you for picking that.
Let's see if that's right and how many of our 100 people said George Bernard Shaw for GBS.
Wow. 17. Look at that.
The lowest score of the round so far, Kate. Well done.
-17 for George Bernard Shaw.
-Good answers from everybody.
You were wise to think fewer people in the British public might know
George Bernard Shaw than Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Schwarzenegger would have scored you...
would have scored you 61 and JK Rowling would have scored you
Between you, you got the four lowest answers on the board. Well played.
We are halfway through the round, let's take a look at those scores.
17 the best score of that pass, well done, Kate.
Kate and Mark looking strong at this point.
21 for Sally and Sally-Anne, 25's where we find Tom and Alex,
and then Joel and Sian on 32.
You're not that far ahead, but, Sian, you are ahead.
We just need a low score, a lower-than-average score from you to keep you in the game.
Best of luck. We will come back down the line.
Can the second players step up to the podium?
OK, let's put seven more clues up on the board.
Seven more Leos and here they are.
I will read those one last time...
Now then, Mark. Welcome to Pointless.
-Great to have you here. What do you do?
-I'm a pub manager.
In London. Used to be in the French Alps, so very different.
-You managed a pub in the French Alps?
-I mean a bar.
Presumably during skiing season.
-Did it open in the summer as well?
-Yes, very different,
no snow, so if you ski you won't get too far!
-Lovely walking though.
-Whereabouts in the French Alps?
-In a place called Alpe d'Huez.
-RICHARD AND ALEXANDER: Ooh!
-That's where they do the cycling as well, isn't it?
-Tour de France route.
-The bar is open again for the Tour de France.
-Bustling once again.
-Here you are back in London.
Do you still go out to the Alps and do that? You don't run that bar?
-I don't go out there to run it, I visit and drink in it.
Mark, you are on 17, a brilliant score from Kate.
If you happen to score 14 or less, which would be the lowest score
so far, you would definitely be in the next round.
Um... I think I know all but one. It is choosing the best one.
I think I'm going to go for the flamboyant singer, Pete Burns.
Pete Burns. Pete Burns, the flamboyant singer.
Here is your red line. Get below that with the flamboyant singer,
Pete Burns, you are through to the next round.
Look at that. 24 for Pete Burns, taking your total up to 41.
Well played, Mark. Another good answer.
-He had a UK number one with You Spin Me Round.
-There we are, thank you.
Sally-Anne, welcome back. Look, no longer 200 Club.
You have sidestepped the possibility of the 400 Club. This is all good.
I have a hunch we are going to see you easily into Round Two, easily! Remind us what you do.
I am a secretary for the patent attorneys.
In the same department as Sally. Do you work opposite one another?
-We do, actually.
-That's quite fun.
What are your interests, Sally, aside from the world of patenting?
Um... I am afraid I'm a couch potato.
I do like football and speedway and darts.
This is music to Pointless's ears. Fantastic. Good to know.
Sally-Anne, what are you going to go for?
I think the American actor who featured in Bad Santa.
-Billy Bob Thornton.
-Billy Bob Thornton.
You want to be scoring 19 or less and that is what it looks like.
There is your red line.
Let's see how far down the column you get with Billy Bob Thornton.
Almost. 20. You are tied with Mark and Kate behind you.
41 is your total. I think you will be all right.
Good scoring all round. Married to Angelina Jolie, Billy Bob Thornton.
They used to carry phials of each other's blood around their necks.
-Presumably in case of some accident.
-Does blood stay alive in a phial, alive?
-I shouldn't have thought so.
I wouldn't take that to the patent office any time soon!
Now, Sian. Welcome to Pointless. Lovely to have you here.
What do you do, Sian?
-I also run my own business in recruitment.
-A rival business?
-No, not in the same industry. I do creatives in advertising.
Sian, what are your hobbies outside of the world of recruitment?
I like going to the theatre, ballet, shopping and I love rugby.
Very good indeed. Now, you are currently on 32.
If you could score eight or less... It is quite a tall order,
but eight or less will keep you in the game for sure.
I am following the pattern in that I know all of them apart from one.
I think I'm going to go with Little Noddy and Big Ears and Enid Blyton.
Enid Blyton, says Sian. The red line is quite low
but let's see how far down the column you get with Enid Blyton.
That is a big one! 70.
-102 is your total.
-She wrote over 600 books.
That's probably why.
Hm. There we are.
OK. Thank you. Alex.
Alex, good to have you back.
We discovered last time you are also a medic with Tom
and you have been up in Liverpool for five years.
-Yeah, that's right now. Quite a lot.
Did you know Liverpool at all before studying there?
Yeah, Warrington isn't too far.
I spent a bit of time in Manchester and Liverpool beforehand.
-I'm glad I went.
-A fabulous place to be. So much going on.
What have been your highlights of five years?
Not meeting this guy, anyway!
Have you been housemates for years and years?
Housemates since the start of the fourth year,
because we lived with our friends from halls in the first three years.
OK. Very good. There you are.
You are on 25. If you can score 76 or less...
Enid Blyton and Sian between them have helped you out a bit.
-Do you fancy talking us through this board?
I think the tennis player is Roger Federer.
The artist is Andy Warhol.
But I'm going for the racing driver as Nigel Mansell.
Nigel Mansell, says Alex.
Here is your red line. It is quite high,
but let's see how far you get with Nigel Mansell.
It's right. You are through.
Very well done. Just. 63 is what Nigel Mansell scores you, taking your score up to 88.
Well played, Alex. Let's fill in those gaps.
You are right about Roger Federer, a very low scorer.
The film-maker was Andy Warhol. That would've scored 54.
The best answer on the board, which I'm guessing is the one
people didn't know, is Audrey Tautou. Audrey Tautou.
That would have scored 13. Very well done if you said that at home.
Thank you very much, Richard.
At the end of the first round, the pair we are having to say goodbye
to, with a high score of 102, we send you away, Sian and Joel.
I'm so sorry. You only just got here.
Listen, we will see you again next time.
I'm sure you'll do much, much better. Meantime, thanks, Sian and Joel.
But for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
Well done, everyone. Here we are in Round Two.
Great to have you all here. Sally and Sally-Anne, Round Two, you see.
There we are. You have done twice as well as last time!
Kate, very well done. George Bernard Shaw the lowest-scoring individual answer.
Those last two, furthest two podiums you ended up both of you on 41 as your total.
And Tom and Alex not very far behind.
Best of luck to all three pairs. Our category for Round Two
this afternoon is Words.
It is a words round.
Can you decide in your pairs who's going first and second?
And whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.
OK. Let's find out what the question is.
We gave 100 people 100 seconds
to name as many words ending in QUE as they could.
We are looking for any word in the English section of
Oxforddictionaries.com that ends QUE.
As always, no proper nouns, no hyphenated words.
-Very, very best of luck.
-Thank you very much indeed.
Alex, what are you going to go for, Alex?
I am going to go for barbeque.
Barbeque... Barbeque spelt like this.
Let's see how many of our 100 people spelt barbecue like this and got away with it!
That could be a very, very shrewd move, Alex.
Not quite as shrewd as it deserves.
-28 for barbeque.
-Well done, Alex.
Of course, that is where Tom and Alex met.
In the queue at the barber's. They clearly go to the same one!
Thanks very much, Richard. Sally.
I think I shall go with oblique.
Oblique, says... You got a little murmur!
That only happens when people say something completely wrong
or that the audiences rather like.
Oblique. I think I know which one it is!
Let's see how many of our 100 people said oblique.
It is right. Barbeque scored 28, oblique leaves it in the shade.
There we are. 16.
A very good answer. A good name for perfume. Oblique.
FRENCH ACCENT: Oblique.
Oblique - by Keith Chegwin!
I've got one I'm not sure whether or not it might be hyphenated...
I don't know whether to go for that or not. I am going for plaque.
Plaque. Let's see how many of our 100 people said plaque.
There we are. Look at that. 10.
-Good answer. Two very different meanings.
In some ways, you want a blue plaque, but other ways you don't!
I'm checking my teeth right now. Thank you very much.
We're halfway through the round. Let's take a look at those scores.
Well, 10. Once again, Kate, the lowest score of the pass.
Then up to 16, where we find Sally and Sally-Anne.
28, where we find Alex and Tom.
Tom, has to be a low score from you otherwise we are saying
goodbye at the end of the round.
We are coming back down the line. Can the second players step up to the podium?
So, Mark. It is words ending in QUE.
Um... I am going with burlesque.
Burlesque, says Mark. Burlesque.
Here is your red line.
Actually, you want to be scoring 17 or less, so it's not terrifyingly low.
If you can get below the red line with burlesque
you are through to the head-to-head.
Very well done indeed.
-11. 21 is your total.
-Very well played, Mark.
Any sort of entertainment, usually a dance.
Thank you very much. Now then, Sally-Anne.
I am going to try pique. P-I-Q-U-E.
Pique - a fit of. Pique. OK, here is your red line.
If you can get below that, you are through to the next round.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said pique.
Ooh, 12. You wanted 11.
That takes your total up to 28.
You are now tied with Tom and Alex. I think you've done enough.
I don't know. It makes it interesting on that last podium.
Always pointless answers in words rounds.
Pique can mean an irritation and it's also a fabric.
Thank you very much indeed. Tom, it has to be...
This is glorious, isn't it?! Come on!
It is Monte Carlo or bust, Tom.
It has to be a pointless answer.
I just wish I had something better.
I don't think I've got a pointless answer in me.
I am going to have to say torque. It is the best I've got, I'm afraid.
OK, torque. Torque, says Tom.
There is a sort of red line but we have to imagine
a figurative red line across the bottom of the column. Torque.
How many of our 100 people said it?
19. I am so sorry. It was Round Two last time, I think.
-It's Round Two again. I'm so sorry.
-Sorry, Tom. Valiant effort there.
-Do you have an answer for this one?
Arabesque is a nice answer.
Arabesque would have scored you 9 points.
That is very disappointing.
Never mind. Let's take a look at some of the Pointless answers.
I predicted you'd go for one of these, but you didn't.
Communique is a pointless answer, well done if you said that.
Er, humoresque, which is a piece of music.
Lasque, which is "a flat, ill-formed or veiny diamond".
-Er, look, petanque!
-Petanque! That's what you had me down for.
-That's got my name all over it.
-That's what I thought you'd say.
Er, odalisque, which is a concubine, an odalisque.
Sculpturesque, radiopaque and veronique,
which is a way of cooking something.
So lots of pointless answers there.
Let's take a look at the top three answers,
the ones that most of our 100 people said.
Unique would have scored you 26.
And barbeque actually the biggest scorer of all, 28.
You can of course spell that differently, but...
-you can spell it with a Q too.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard. Well, we're at the end of Round Two
and I'm sorry to say, Tom and Alex,
once again it's a second-round exit for you.
Nothing, once again, wrong with your scores, though.
Er...they just weren't as low as everyone else's.
But, er, yeah, you can hold your heads up high.
Tom and Alex, it's been great having you on the show.
But for the remaining two pairs, it's now time for our head-to-head.
Very, very well done, Kate and Mark, Sally and Sally-Anne,
you're now one step closer to the final
and a chance to play for that jackpot,
which, lest we have forgotten,
There we are.
So from here on in, you play as a team.
This is why you chose each other.
First pair to win two questions will be playing for that massive jackpot.
Actually, it's very exciting
having two such closely matched pairs in this head-to-head.
You identically scored in the first round,
there were just seven points between you in the second round,
so it should be very close. Let's play the head-to-head.
Here comes your first question, and it concerns...
Grade I Listed Landmarks.
Grade I Listed Landmarks, Richard.
I'll show you pictures of five landmarks now and their initials -
can you identify the most obscure?
OK, let's identify our five landmarks, and here they are.
There we are.
Five Grade I listed landmarks.
Kate and Mark, you're our low scorers so you will go first.
All right, we're going to go for A,
which we think is The British Museum.
The British Museum, say Kate and Mark. The British Museum.
Sally and Sally-Anne, that board's all yours.
Do you fancy talking us through it?
B, Blackpool Tower,
C, Windsor Castle,
E, Hampton Court...
unsure of D.
So we'll go for E, Hampton Court.
E, Hampton Court. OK. So we have The British Museum,
and we have Hampton Court from Sally and Sally-Anne.
So, Kate and Mark have said The British Museum for A,
let's see if that's right and let's see how many people said it.
There you are - surprisingly low, 40, for The British Museum.
Not bad. Now, Sally and Sally-Anne,
you've said that E is Hampton Court. Let's see if that's right
and let's see how many of our 100 people said Hampton Court.
-You're shaking your heads now.
-You're hearing the same music as I'm hearing, aren't you?
-Let's see what people thought of Hampton Court.
-I am afraid that is not Hampton Court.
-No, it's Highclere Castle.
Yes, absolutely. It means after one question, Kate and Mark,
you are up one-nil.
Yeah, that's the home of Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle, I'm afraid.
It would have scored you 3 points, would have been a terrific answer.
An awful lot of our 100 made the same mistake.
Um, you're probably wishing now that you'd gone for Windsor Castle.
But that would have scored you 100 points as well,
-because that is Warwick Castle.
Yeah, it's Warwick Castle, I'm afraid.
Again, lots of our 100 made the same mistake.
15 points for that.
-B is Blackpool Tower.
-Oh, we got one!
-Thank goodness for that, yeah.
That would have scored you 87.
And, er, do you know D? It's from your neck of the woods.
It's from Newcastle - it's Granger Market.
-And it was a pointless answer.
Very well done if you said that.
Wonderful. Thank you very much indeed.
Here is your second question. Sally and Sally-Anne,
you get to answer it first,
but you have to win it to stay in the game,
so best of luck. It concerns...
..Parts of Plants and Trees.
Parts of Plants and Trees, Richard.
Going to show you the names of five different parts
of plants and trees now in anagram form.
Can you unscramble them and give us the most obscure?
OK, let's reveal our five different parts
of plants and trees. And here they come.
The anagrams read like this...
Sally and Sally-Anne.
Er, we're going to go for the top one - branches.
Branches. Crab hens, branches.
Now then, Kate and Mark,
do you fancy talking us through the rest of them?
Er, don't know what "what rodeo" is.
Nuts, er, roots and flowers.
Which would you like to go for?
-Cos they're pretty.
So, we have branches and we have flowers.
Sally and Sally-Anne said branches for crab hens -
let's see if that's right and how many people spotted it.
25 for branches, that's what you have to beat with flowers, low serf.
Let's see if it's right, let's see how many people said flowers.
57 for flowers.
Very well done, Sally, Sally-Anne, you're back in the game.
After two questions, it's one-all.
Only one answer there that would have beaten branches,
and it's the second one.
Let's fill in the other two first, though.
Nuts would have scored you 70, and roots would have scored you 62.
And this other one, if you hadn't heard of it,
you might have to work it out. I was pleased with myself
cos I worked out it must be waterhood.
I thought that must be something in the root system.
But it's not - it's the dense inner part of the tree,
and it's heartwood.
Heartwood. Pointless answer - if you got it, very well played.
There we are. Thank you very much, Richard.
Here comes your third question.
I said this was going to be close - so it has proved.
Whoever wins this question goes through to the final
and plays for that jackpot, let's not forget, £6,000.
Er, best of luck to both pairs. It concerns...
The National Lottery, appropriately enough.
The National Lottery, Richard.
Yes, simply five clues to facts about the National Lottery.
Best of luck, both teams.
OK, here come our clues, and they read like this.
I'll read those all one last time.
Kate and Mark.
Not sure of many of them, to be completely honest.
I think we're going to go for
the draw that shares its name with a James Bond film
-and go with Thunderball.
-Thunderball, say Kate and Mark.
Now, Sally and Sally-Anne, talk us through the others.
I think the announcer is Alan Dedicoat.
Dale Winton is In It To Win It.
I don't know the other two.
Think I'll have to go for the announcer - Alan Dedicoat.
Alan Dedicoat, say Sally and Sally-Anne.
Now, Kate and Mark went with Thunderball -
let's see how many people said Thunderball.
42 for Thunderball.
Now, Sally and Sally-Anne have gone for Alan Dedicoat.
Let's see if that's right and how many people said Alan Dedicoat
for the Voice of the Balls.
Well done, that wins you the point. Down it goes.
15 for Alan Dedicoat, which means, Sally and Sally-Anne,
after three questions, you are through to the final 2-1.
Well done, Sally and Sally-Anne.
He's also the announcer on Strictly Come Dancing, of course.
Er, you're right about Dale Winton, that's In It To Win It.
28 points for that.
Er, the host of the very first draw was Noel Edmonds.
Would have scored you 6.
And the year the Wednesday draw was introduced,
1997. 3 points.
-Very well done if you said that.
-Thanks very much indeed, Richard.
So the pair leaving us
at the end of the head-to-head round, it's Kate and Mark.
Well, a brilliant performance across the show.
Very, very, very tight, you were neck and neck
with Sally and Sally-Anne all the way through.
But it's good news for us - we see you again next time.
We'll look forward to that,
-but meantime, thanks very much, Kate and Mark!
But for Sally and Sally-Anne, it's now time for our Pointless final.
Very well done, Sally and Sally-Anne.
You've seen off all the competition
and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.
-You now have the chance to win that Pointless jackpot,
and at the end of today's show, let's not forget,
the jackpot is standing at £6,000.
AUDIENCE APPLAUDS AND OOHS
You see, I think I've just realised what you were doing last time.
You were hustling us.
-That's what it was. Going with Kenya,
200 Club, Round One,
and then this time, back you come, slightly bigger jackpot,
and you've just each round, very casually,
just beaten it off into the long grass.
Well, it's paid off, it's fantastic!
What would you like to see come up in this last round?
Sport, I think.
Sport or Cliff Richard.
Sport or Cliff Richard.
-Or both! Tennis, maybe.
There we are. Now... Well, let's see. You know what happens.
Four impossible categories go up on the board
and you pick the least impossible.
Today's selection looks like this.
How are you on ice skating? You'd be on your own.
I could help a bit on the election.
-Should we give it a punt?
-Give it a punt.
-The 2015 UK general election, please.
-OK, general election.
OK, very, very best of luck.
We're looking for any of the following, please.
We're looking for any SNP MPs elected in the May 2015 election.
Any DUP MPs elected in May 2015.
Or any Lib Dem MPs elected in May 2015.
So SNP, DUP and Lib Dem MPs elected in the May 2015 election.
-Very best of luck.
-OK. Now, as always,
you've got up to a minute to come up with three answers.
All you need to win that jackpot
is just one of those answers to be pointless. Are you ready?
-As well as we can be.
OK. Let's put 60 seconds up on the clock.
There they are. Your time starts now.
-The obvious ones...Nicola Sturgeon, Alex Salmond.
Nicola Sturgeon didn't get in.
Alex Salmond is in. Er, Nick Clegg...
-Did Vince Cable?
-Did Vince Cable?
I don't know any DUP.
Don't know any. Um...
-It's going to have to be Alex Salmond.
Who's another one we could go for?
-We could always say Vince Cable as a standby.
-Yeah, we could.
I can't even think...
-My friends are going to kill me for this.
Have we got any women? Lib Dem?
-There was a whole wad of them, wasn't there?
-Ten seconds left.
Scottish... Can't think of any Scottish...
I can see their faces, just don't know what their names are.
-OK, that's your time up.
Let's have your three answers.
I'm sorry, that minute's never long enough.
Er, we'll have to go for Alex Salmond, please.
-And if you say which category...
-From the SNP.
-And the Lib Dem, we only know Nick Clegg.
-And Vince Cable.
OK. Of those three, which is your best shot at a pointless answer?
-Alex Salmond goes last.
-Least likely to be pointless?
We'll put him first, Nick Clegg in the middle.
Let's pop those answers up on the board in that order, then.
We've got Vince Cable, we've got Nick Clegg
and we've got Alex Salmond.
Well, very best of luck.
I mean, you managed to get three good answers on the board.
We'll discover which of them is right
and we'll discover if any of them... Who knows?
A kind of collective amnesia might have fallen on our 100,
as sometimes happens.
What would you do if you won £6,000? Sally?
I would put some towards, er, the baby unit
at Birmingham hospital,
which is supported by the Cliff Richard fan club
and the Cliff Richard Meeting House in Birmingham.
-And then the balance I'd put towards a cruise.
Very good indeed! Sally-Anne, how about you?
My daughter's just about to go to university,
-so I think I would help her with that. Yes.
Best of luck. Three answers up there,
let's hope one of those turns out to be pointless.
Your first was Vince Cable.
In this case we were looking for Lib Dem MPs elected in May 2015.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Vince Cable.
For £6,000, is it pointless?
No, I'm afraid. I'm afraid he lost his seat.
Famously lost his seat in May.
So unfortunately not a pointless answer.
Only two more shots at today's jackpot.
Your next answer was Nick Clegg.
Again, we were looking for Lib Dem MPs elected in May 2015.
Is Nick Clegg right? Is it pointless?
For £6,000, how many people said Nick Clegg?
Well, Nick Clegg is right.
He kept his seat.
Vince Cable, I'm afraid, was incorrect, but Nick Clegg
now taking us down...oh, 48.
48 for Nick Clegg.
Sadly not pointless.
Which means you only have one more shot at today's jackpot,
and that is Alex Salmond.
In this case we were looking for SNP MPs elected in May 2015.
Let's see. Is it right? How many people said it?
For £6,000, is it pointless? Alex Salmond.
Well, it is right.
Nick Clegg scored 48.
Alex Salmond now taking us down past 48.
Now into the 30s...
Ooh, 33 for Alex Salmond.
And we will never know what Japan would have had behind it,
-Probably knew skating!
Who knows? That was a tough board.
You know, and picking that, the election,
you know, sometimes that works out very well,
but, yes, SNP, DUP MPs, very tough,
so you really had to go for the Lib Dems.
I'm sorry you didn't manage to find that all-important pointless answer.
-We've got the trophy.
-You see, there we are.
I was going to come to that. You have got a trophy to take home,
each, so there we are.
But I'm afraid you didn't win today's jackpot of £6,000.
That'll roll over onto the next show. But you've been brilliant,
-it's been great having you on.
-It's been a pleasure.
Thank you so much, Sally and Sally-Anne.
Let's take a look at the pointless answers in the different categories.
We'll start with the SNP.
Er, Angus Robertson,
who's the leader of the parliamentary group for the SNP.
Eilidh Whiteford, you could have had Joanna Cherry,
their deputy leader, Stewart Hosie.
In fact everyone apart from Alex Salmond, Mhairi Black,
Richard Arkless, Carol Monaghan and Callum McCaig,
all their other MPs were pointless answers -
well done if you got one of them. Let's move on to the DUP.
Er, Jeffrey Donaldson, Jim Shannon, Nigel Dodds, Sammy Wilson -
everyone there apart from...
Ian Paisley is the only answer that scored any points.
Well done if you got any of those.
And we'll move on to the Lib Dems,
there are four pointless answers here.
Greg Mulholland, you could have had John Pugh, Mark Williams, Tom Brake.
The only ones that scored points were Nick Clegg, Tim Farron,
Alistair Carmichael and Norman Lamb.
So very well done if you got any of those at home.
One of those ones where it would be handy if it was one of your MPs.
Mm! There we are. Thanks very much indeed, Richard.
We have to say goodbye to you, Sally and Sally-Anne,
but it's been wonderful having you on.
Thank you so much for playing, Sally and Sally-Anne.
Sadly, they didn't win our jackpot today,
which means it rolls over to the next show,
when we will be playing for £7,000.
It's really worth tuning in to see if someone can win that next time.
-Meanwhile, it's goodbye from Richard...
..and it's goodbye from me. Goodbye.
Quiz in which contestants try to score as few points as possible by plumbing the depths of their general knowledge to come up with the answers no-one else can think of. Presented by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman.