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Thank you. Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong, and welcome to Pointless,
the show where the aim of the game is to avoid the obvious answers
and find the obscure ones. Let's meet today's players.
And couple number one.
Hi, my name is Monica. This is my husband, Tim.
We are from Ditchling, a little village outside Brighton.
Couple number two.
Hi, my name is Matt. This is my fiancee, Leanne. We are from London.
Couple number three.
Hi, my name is Teresa. This is my wonderful son-in-law, John.
We live in north-east Derbyshire.
And finally, couple number four.
Hello, my name is Nicola. This is my mum, Mary.
I'm from Thame and my mum is from Midsomer Norton.
And these are today's contestants.
Thank you very much, all of you.
We'll find out more about each of you as the show goes along.
That just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
Fresh from rehearsing our elaborate end-of-series salsa routine,
-it's my Pointless friend, it's Richard.
-I am so looking forward to that, are you?
-Oh, so much.
It's good. I've got my suit. Have you got your dress?
I've got it. I've got it.
A little bit worried about the dogs though.
-They'll be fine.
-I'm worried about the camels.
It's going to be spectacular though, isn't it?
-And to do it all on ice.
-What are we thinking?!
-No, I think it will be great.
Now listen, what a show last time.
-And what a finish to the show last time. Adam and Mark...
..we had on. The jackpot was £8,250. They had European football leagues.
Adam knew nothing.
Mark, fortunately, one of his specialist subjects.
Walked away with £8,250. Thanks to Mainz in the German Bundesliga.
So very well done to those two.
We start back at £1,000 again this time.
We've got returners from that show.
Tim and Monica, who were knocked out in Round Two.
And we have Teresa and John, who got knocked out in the head-to-head.
Mother-in-law, son-in-law combination.
-They actually were fairly solid last time, I was impressed.
I was very impressed about how well-behaved they were.
Interesting to note, and we've talked about this recently,
we are getting more and more, you know...
Pointless often reflects social trends.
And we are getting more and more beards...
-..on the show, aren't we?
And look at that, Tim...
See, it used to be only the over-50s would have a beard.
And now it's almost exclusively the under-30s.
But Tim and Matt both bearded there.
-Very rare to see a clean-shaven man on the show these days.
-I know, John.
-Didn't know where to look.
Thanks very much indeed, Richard.
As you've gathered, Adam and Mark won the jackpot on the last show.
So today's jackpot starts off at £1,000. We'll build it up though.
We'll build it up.
Right, if everyone is ready, let's play Pointless.
So, the only thing you have to remember is this.
The pair with the highest score at the end of each round
will be eliminated. That is it.
You just have to make sure you are not that pair.
Best of luck, all four pairs.
Our first category this afternoon is...
Arts & Culture. Can you all decide in your pairs who'll go first
and who'll go second?
Whoever is going first, please step up to the podium.
OK, and the question concerns...
-On each board we are going to show you seven clues to things
that contain the word good, bad or ugly.
You just need to give us of the most obscure, please.
There will be 14 in all to have a go at at home. Very best of luck.
Thanks very much. Let's reveal our seven clues.
Here is the first board. And it looks like this.
I'll read those all one last time.
-Monica, welcome back.
Lovely to have you here from Ditchling.
Remind us what you do, Monica.
I stay at home at the moment. Looking after two boys.
Two boys? How old are your boys?
Ethan is 13 and Emilio is three years old.
-Very good. In Ditchling, right on the South Downs.
Beautiful place to be. Near that...what is it?
-The Jack and Jill, the two...?
-Yes. The Jack and Jill, the windmills.
-Beautiful place. So what else do you like getting up to?
-We like going out on walks, as we live near the South Downs.
Yes, and we like travelling as well. So we do that as often as we can.
Very good. Now, Monica, what would you like to go for on this board?
I think I'm going to go with the drama series, the bottom one,
which is The Good Wife.
The Good Wife, says Monica.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said The Good Wife.
Not bad at all.
Look at that. 28, Monica.
It's a good start to the show.
Well played, Monica. That's a great answer, yeah.
You always know what season of The Good Wife you're watching
because all the titles of the season one episodes have one word,
season two have two words, three words for three,
four words for season four.
-It's clever, isn't it?
-It's a very good series.
What if they go up to series 17?
-The DVD pull-out is going to be extraordinary.
-This is the one in which...
-Thank you very much indeed. Leanne, welcome to Pointless.
What do you do, Leanne?
I'm a PA office manager for a marketing company in central London.
Very good indeed. Now, you and Matt are fiancee and fiance.
-Have you got a date lined up for the wedding?
We don't. Because we live in London, we have zero savings.
-So that's why we're here.
-And for the...the trophy, hopefully.
And indeed for the trophy.
So how did Matt propose to you?
Um... My birthday is on Valentine's Day,
so we always do something big for Valentine's Day and my birthday.
He proposed on ice, to a live band
-playing Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses.
-It was pretty cool.
-That is pretty cool.
Did he have any dogs or camels?
-That's an oversight, Matt.
-There we are. Well, congratulations. Very exciting.
Now, Leanne, what would you like to go for?
I remember this song from my youth.
I'm going to go for the American rock band, which is Ugly Kid Joe.
Ugly Kid Joe, says Leanne. Let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people said Ugly Kid Joe.
28 is our only score at this point.
You've passed it! Look at that.
Ugly Kid Joe - 17. Well done, Leanne.
Well played, Leanne, yeah. Ugly Kid Joe.
They burned briefly but brightly.
Cats In The Cradle, that's a lovely song.
That's a song that'll make you cry.
-There we are. Teresa.
Teresa, welcome back. Lovely to have you here. Remind us what you do.
I'm a part-time accounts person at our local church.
-And I also do some youth work part-time.
Last time, head-to-head you were.
Within touching distance of that quite historic high jackpot there.
-Now what happened?
-We had some mathematical terms...
And you went for quite a high-scoring one there.
Did you know any of the lower scoring ones?
-We knew mode.
-Mode was a low scorer.
-Yes, it was.
-Ah! Trigonometry was your choice.
Anyway, listen, you are back again.
And, you know, £1,000 is still a worthwhile prize, of course.
Teresa, what would you like to go for on this board?
Well, I only know a couple of them.
I'm a bit worried about the third one. So I'll go for the 1997 film.
Good Will Hunting.
Good Will Hunting, says Teresa. Let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people said Good Will Hunting.
28 and 17 are our only scores so far.
32 is where we end up.
32 for Good Will Hunting.
Yeah, and of course Matt Damon
-and Ben Affleck won an Oscar for the screenplay for that.
There we go. Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
Now, Nicola, welcome. Lovely to have you here from Oxfordshire.
-What do you do, Nicola?
I'm a stay-at-home mum as well. I've got two boys who are three and five.
So yeah, spend most of the time playing superheroes
and things like that.
-The best thing to play.
-What are they called, your boys?
-James and Charlie.
James and Charlie. They'll be watching right now. Good.
And what else, if you have time, what do you like getting up to?
Or if you had time, what would you like to get up to?
Lots of things involving wine. I go to a book club.
-The wine book club, yeah.
-Yeah, yeah, that's...
Wine and crisps there.
-And I'm on the committee of the local preschool as well.
Yeah, we have wine there. Meetings are at the pub.
-So yeah... Yeah, that's it really.
Nicola, this is your board now. If you want to talk us through it
and fill in all the blanks, that would be great.
OK, I know three of the ones that are left.
Breaking Bad is the drama series. We've just recently watched that.
The religious holiday I think is Good Friday.
I'm going to go for the top one which I think is Ugly Heart.
-Ugly Heart, says Nicola. By GRL.
Let's see if that's right. Ugly Heart, how many people said it?
Good GRL knowledge, Nicola, there.
APPLAUSE That paid off.
7 for Ugly Heart.
Very well played, Nicola. Good scoring all round, actually.
We avoided the top two answers, which is some going.
The top answer, of course, is the religious holiday. Good Friday.
That would have scored you 74.
The next biggest answer is Breaking Bad.
That would have scored you 45.
The best answer, in fact, would have added some money to that jackpot.
The 16th century painting. Do you know it?
-I don't know.
-We can guess it's got ugly in it.
-Yeah, it is the Ugly Duchess.
-There once was an ugly duchess.
Thanks very much indeed. We are halfway through the round.
Let's take a look at the scores.
7 the best score of that pass.
Nicola, very well done.
Nicola and Mary I think can relax a little bit on the back of that.
17 is where we find Leanne and Matt. Not bad at all.
28, Monica and Tim.
32, Teresa and John.
So, John, let's have a low score from you please.
We'll come back down the line.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
OK, let's put seven more clues up on the board. And here they are.
I'll read those one more time.
There we go. Mary, welcome to Pointless. Lovely to have you here.
-What do you do, Mary?
-What did you do?
I was a school administrator, or school secretary as it was known.
What sort of school? Whereabouts?
-A primary school?
How long did you do that for?
16 years at the school I was at when I retired.
-Happy memories of your time there?
-Very happy, yes.
-It was a lovely school to work in. Yeah.
-Very good indeed.
-So, as administrator, you were in the headmaster's office?
Accounts, all the administration of the school. Yes. So...
Right. I see. OK, now... What would you like to go for?
You're on 7,
the high score at the moment is 32, where we find John and Teresa.
So, 24 or less.
I'm going for one that is probably my era, which is
the 1966 UK number one by the Beach Boys.
And I think that's Good Vibrations.
Good Vibrations. Good Vibrations. OK, here is your red line.
If you can get below that with Good Vibrations
you are through to the next round.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Good Vibrations.
Not bad. 45, with Nicola's 7,
-takes you up to 52.
-Not bad at all, Mary.
We see that as a very sunny, catchy pop song, Good Vibrations,
but it was very troubled, the recording of it.
Took about six months.
Took six months in four different studios.
Yeah, all sorts of weird things went on with it. Amazing song though.
Amazing song. Mm.
Now, John. John, welcome back. Remind us what you do.
I work at secondary school as the cover supervisor,
so effectively, it's a supply teacher but it's at one school.
-And I cover everything.
So you have to pick up where, if somebody doesn't turn up,
-you're straight in there. Geography, biology.
If a teacher is absent for whatever reason, they could be in a meeting
or ill or anything, I'm there to step in and teach the lesson.
And that's in Derby... Well, it's in Sheffield, just outside Derbyshire.
John, are you a nice teacher?
Do you think they all go, "Wahey"?
I genuinely... Yeah, yeah.
I always try and smile and be happy in everything I do in life.
Particularly there. Yeah.
Quite fun for you. You get to learn all sorts of things.
-It's really varied. And it's very interesting.
Well, John, you are on 32.
The highest scorers are behind you, 52 is where Nicola and Mary are.
So 19 or less is your target.
I don't think it'll get 19,
but the one on there, and I think it's right,
-I remember the wife having it on at some point...
..is second from the bottom. The comedy drama series.
I think it was Ugly Betty.
Ugly Betty, says John. Ugly Betty. Here is your red line.
If you can get below that with Ugly Betty,
you're through to the next round.
Let's see how many people said Ugly Betty.
Popular choice there, taking your total up to 84.
And by "the wife", John, you mean of course Teresa's wonderful daughter?
Yeah, my wife, Claire. My lovely wife, Claire.
-There we go.
-Lovely pregnant wife, Claire.
Yes, my lovely pregnant wife, Claire.
Thanks very much indeed, Richard. Now, Matt, welcome to Pointless.
-Lovely to have you here. From London.
Really haven't had to come that far at all.
What do you do, Matt?
-I'm a pub sign writer by trade.
-Now that's fun.
-That is fun.
-It's a quite rare, niche job.
A little bit. So you write sort of, "Wines, spirits, cask ales."
A lot of people think they do it in-house, but obviously they don't.
I've always wondered why pubs needed to have all those things
written on the side of them like that. Cos most people kind of know
what they get in a pub - wines, brandies...
-I mainly do blackboard art.
-Oh, I see.
So it's not twiddly stuff on the...
The boards outside, if they've got an event on -
fish and chips £9.95 - that sort of thing.
Do you have a knobbly stick with a little thing on
that you lean against?
-What's it called?
-I didn't know that.
-I'm not that much of a sign writing ninja.
-I use pens, like a child.
That might be one of the coolest jobs we've had on the show.
I've always wondered who did those signs.
You always think, "That can't be done by a computer."
It always looks like it is, but it can't be, cos it's on a chalkboard.
-The other benefit is I have to get to work for about midday,
when pubs open. So, a lie-in everyday.
Nice. And presumably once you've finished they'll say,
"Will you have something?"
-Yeah, I have a pint and a burger.
-And a burger.
Well, by then you know the menu pretty much inside out.
LAUGHTER Matt, there you are. You're on 17.
Great answer from Leanne in the first pass.
High-scorers are Teresa and John on 84.
So 66 or less. I mean, that, I would hope, is a fairly easy target.
We watched this film not that long ago. It's dreadful.
The top one, I believe, with Seth Rogen
and Zac Efron is Bad Neighbours.
Bad Neighbours. Is it a terrible film?
-It's not great.
-I liked it.
There is your red line. If you can get below that with
Bad Neighbours you're through to Round Two.
Let's see how many people said Bad Neighbours.
Bad Neighbours, good answer.
31 takes your total up to 48, our lowest total so far.
Well played, Matt. It's not actually called Bad Neighbours in the States.
In the States, it's just called Neighbours,
but over here and in Australia, they decided they would change it.
It's funny, you couldn't release a film called Neighbours over here.
-Without Bouncer in it.
There we are. Thanks very much indeed. Tim...
Now, we discovered last time that you are the manager of a hotel.
-That's right, yes.
-Down in Brighton. Near Brighton.
How big is the hotel?
-It's 55 bedrooms.
-That's quite big, isn't it?
-That's a lot of people to be responsible for.
How often do you have a capacity crowd in there?
Tim, when you have time off, if you do or if you did,
what would you like to do with it?
Well, we do a lot of walking along the Downs.
So yeah, bit of photography. Just mainly playing with the boys.
Very nice. Very nice indeed.
Now, 28 is your score,
thanks to Monica's good answer in the first pass.
55 or less keeps you in the game.
Do you want to talk us through that board and fill in all the blanks?
-Anything left up there you like the look of?
I know the third one down but I think that's going to be quite high.
So I'm going to take a stab in the dark at the bottom
and say Bad Girls.
Bad Girls, says Tim. Bad Girls.
Here is your red line.
Get below that and you are through to the next round.
Let's see how many people said Bad Girls.
Very well done indeed.
Down it goes. 22.
Through you go into the next round.
50 is your total.
Great stuff, Tim. Very well played.
In fact, three of the actresses in Bad Girls all went on to EastEnders
and all went on to play members of the Carter family as well.
Kellie Bright and a couple of others.
Yeah, let's take a look at the rest of these.
You were right to avoid Hans Christian Andersen.
It would have seen you knocked out. It is the Ugly Duckling, of course.
That would have scored 70 points.
The 1990 comedy fantasy novel. Do you know this?
-Two absolute greats, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.
-I don't know.
It's Good Omens. Good Omens. Well done if you got that. 8 points.
And Divine Comedy, do you know that?
Bad Ambassador. Absolutely. It's a pointless answer. Well done.
Thank you very much indeed.
So, at the end of our first round, the pair we are saying goodbye to,
with their high score of 84, I'm so sorry, John and Teresa.
Head-to-headers you were last time.
Yes, John, that's a high score. This is something you are just
going to have to make up with your mother-in-law, I'm afraid.
It's been wonderful having you on the programme.
Thank you so much for coming and playing. John and Teresa.
But for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
Well done, everyone. Welcome to Round Two.
Now you'll notice we are down to three pairs.
I'm afraid that happens on Pointless.
Next round we'll be down to two pairs.
The story of that first round was, it's all about the newcomers.
Nicola, lowest individual score there with Ugly Heart.
-I'd never even heard of GRL. Isn't that terrible?
I hadn't either.
It was some friends of ours played it when we went on holiday recently.
-So it was pretty good going.
-Good, niche knowledge.
Leanne and Matt, lowest combined score as well. So well done to you.
Best of luck to all three pairs.
Our category for Round Two this afternoon is...
Golf. LEANNE SIGHS
Can you... ALEXANDER SIGHS
That was a sigh!
Can you all decide in your pairs who is going to go first and second?
Whoever is 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...
Top 100 golfers at the beginning of 2015. Richard.
Looking for any male golfer who was in the top 100 of the official
world golf rankings in the first week of 2015, please.
OK, thank you very much indeed. Now, Tim, do you follow golf?
I'm going to go with Ernie Els.
Ernie Els, says Tim. Ernie Els. Let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people said Ernie Els.
That's not a bad score, whatever that's going to be.
3. Look at that.
Very well done indeed. Ernie Els doing you proud there.
Yeah, he's been in that top 100 for a good 20-odd years now.
Maybe even longer, Ernie Els. The Big Easy, they call him.
Number 63 at the start of 2015.
There we are. Thank you very much, Richard.
It's not really a good topic for me.
My brother and nephew are really into their golf
-so they will be shouting. But I do know one golfer name.
So I'm going to say it. Bubba Watson.
Bubba Watson, says Leanne. Bubba Watson.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said that.
Another good answer.
Very well done. 15.
If you only know one, not a bad one to know, Bubba Watson.
He was actually number four in the world at the start of 2015.
You've got to be a nice person to be called Bubba, haven't you?
No-one's going to have the nickname Bubba...
Do you know what, you've slightly picked on the wrong guy there.
-Yeah. No, he's all right. He's all right.
You just imagine anyone called Bubba is going to be, "Hey!"
"Oh, look, it's Bubba! Hey, Bubba!"
It's, "Oh, no, it's Bubba."
My husband plays golf, so we watch a lot of golf.
Mind goes blank. I'm going to go for Rickie Fowler.
Rickie Fowler. Rickie Fowler, says Mary.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said that.
15 is our high score. 3 is our low.
3. There we are.
Joining Tim and Monica on the low scores there.
That's a very good answer. Well played.
As we record, one of the very best players in the world never to
win a major, but by the time this goes out...
-Thanks very much. We are halfway
through the round. Let's take a look at those scores.
Only two scores between the three pairs.
3 is the low score there.
Mary, Nicola, Tim and Monica all level pegging on 3.
Then up to 15, where we find Leanne and Matt.
Matt, how do we feel about golf generally?
I used to play it but I haven't watched it for, like, 20 years.
-I see. So...
-It's not me next, is it?
It's not you next. I was just giving you what we might call fair warning.
I've still got ten seconds to think of something.
We just want a low score from you.
We'll come back down the line now.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
Now, Nicola. Remember, we are looking for the name of any
top 100 golfers at the beginning of 2015.
OK, well, I go down and visit Mum and Dad a lot
and they are always watching golf.
So I hopefully will know. I'm going to say Justin Rose.
Justin Rose, says Nicola. Here is your red line.
If you can get below that with Justin Rose,
you are in the head-to-head.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Justin Rose.
28 for Justin Rose takes your total up to 31.
Yeah, sixth in the world at the start of 2015, Justin Rose.
Thank you, Richard. Matt. Matt.
Right, I'm going to go for David Duval.
-Pretty sure I made that up.
..says Matt. LAUGHTER
David Duval. Let's see if it's right.
Here is your red line.
If you can get below that red line with David Duval...
you're in the head-to-head.
Let's see how many people said David Duval.
I'm sorry, Matt. I'm afraid that's an incorrect answer.
Very convincing sounding incorrect answer. But incorrect nonetheless.
Scores you 100 points. Takes your total up to 115.
You almost couldn't have picked anyone worse from that era.
He was world number one, David Duval,
and famously absolutely crashed and burned
and went down into the thousands at one point.
-He's climbed up a bit since then.
-He was a golfer?
David Duval, yeah. World number one.
-I'm happy with that.
Write that on a sign.
Thanks very much. Monica, I've got great news for you.
It doesn't matter what you score,
we will still be seeing you in the head-to-head, which is great news.
-How are we feeling about golf generally?
I watch it when it's like a major event.
But to be honest, I never pay attention to any of the names.
-But I have got Miguel Angel Jimenez.
Miguel Angel Jimenez, says Monica. No red line for you.
You're already through.
But let's see how many people went for Miguel Angel Jimen...
Look at that, Monica!
Just the lowest score of the round there.
Very casually brought out, last answer.
-4 is your total. Well done.
-Well played, Monica.
Much-loved by golf fans, Jimenez, cos he's in his 50s,
properly got a paunch, unlike most of those golfers now.
Goes around with a ponytail, smokes a cigar all the way round.
He's great. He's a terrific player.
If someone is called Miguel Angel, you know they
are going to be nice, don't you? LAUGHTER
Yeah, exactly. Before we go through some of the pointless
answers, I'll just give you some of the one-pointers.
I know golf fans will be shouting out their answers now.
1 point, other than Miguel Angel Jimenez.
Keegan Bradley, Billy Horschel,
Chris Kirk, Patrick Reid, Jason Dufner, Stephen Gallacher,
Dustin Johnson, Jamie Donaldson, JB Holmes, Hunter Mahan.
All of those would've scored you 1 point.
Let's take a look at some pointless answers.
I won't go through all of them cos there's about 70-odd.
Brooks Koepka. Hideki Matsuyama was in the top 20.
Our friends from the Netherlands will know Joost Luiten.
You could've had Kevin Na, Ryan Moor,
Shane Lowry, the Irishman, also a pointless answer.
Thomas Bjorn from Denmark. Another player in the top 20.
Victor Dubuisson of France. And Zach Johnson.
Well done if you said any of those, or any more obscure than that.
All sorts of pointless answers on the list.
Let's take a look at the top three answers.
The ones that most of our 100 people said.
Justin Rose was actually the third biggest scorer of all. 28.
We avoided the top two. Rory McIlroy, of course, on 58.
And still hanging into the top 100 at the start of 2015 was
Tiger Woods. 66 points.
Thank you very much indeed.
So, at the end of our second round, I'm sorry to say,
Matt and Leanne, it is you we say goodbye to.
But I think we'll see lots more of you next time you're on.
We'll look forward to that.
Meantime, thanks very much, Matt and Leanne.
But for Nicola and Mary, Tim and Monica,
it's now time for our head-to-head.
Very well done, Tim and Monica, Nicola and Mary.
You are now one step closer to the final
and a chance to play for our jackpot which currently stands at £1,000.
There we are.
Well, this is the point where you start playing as teams.
First pair to win two questions will be playing for that jackpot.
Nicola and Mary, well done. First appearance on Pointless.
Straight through to the head-to-head.
No mean feat. Tim and Monica, fantastic.
That Round Two was so impressive.
And Monica suddenly pulling the unpronounceable
Miguel Angel Jimenez out of the bag there. Very impressive.
But we've had a very impressive low scores
from each of you in each round.
So I think now you can put your heads together,
who knows, you should be very, very well matched.
Let's play the head-to-head.
Here comes your first question. And it concerns...
People who appeared in the music video for the BBC God Only Knows.
Going to show you five pictures now of people who
performed on that song and appeared in the video.
Just need to name the most obscure if you can.
Now, let's reveal our five people who appeared on that video.
And they are here.
There we go.
Five people who appeared on the BBC Music video God Only Knows.
Now, Tim and Monica, you are our low scorers so you will go first.
-D is Lorde.
And the last one is Paloma Faith.
Go for D?
-We're going to go for D.
-And her name is Lorde.
Lorde. Lorde, say Tim and Monica.
Now, Nicola and Mary, do you want to talk us through everyone else?
B, I think, is Chrissie Hynde.
C is Brian May.
And E is Paloma Faith.
I think we'll go for E, Paloma Faith.
Paloma Faith, say Nicola and Mary.
So we have Lorde and we have Paloma Faith.
Tim and Monica said Lorde for D.
Let's see if it's right. Let's see how many people said Lorde.
It is right.
Very well done.
20 for Lorde.
Meanwhile, Nicola and Mary have said Paloma Faith for E.
Let's see if that's right. Let's see how many people agree with them.
56 for Paloma Faith.
So Lorde wins it. Tim and Monica, after one question, you're up 1-0.
Yeah, very well played. The best answer on the board is A.
She is a member of one of Britain's most famous folk dynasties.
Very well done if you said that. 1 point.
B is Chrissie Hynde.
Would've done better than Paloma Faith
but still wouldn't have won you the point.
37 points for her.
How about this for name recognition.
Brian May - 86 points.
-I'd say that's more mane recognition.
Yeah. He looks good in green, doesn't he?
There we go. Thank you very much indeed.
OK, here comes your second question.
Nicola and Mary, you get to answer it first
but you have to win it to stay in the game.
So best of luck. It concerns...
Five clues now to facts about lions.
Can you give us the most obscure answer?
OK, let's reveal our five lion facts. And here they are.
I'll read those one last time.
Nicola and Mary, you will go first this time.
OK. We're going to go for the Swahili name for lion.
We think it's simba.
Simba, say Nicola and Mary. Simba.
Now then, Tim and Monica, do you want to talk us through that board?
See how you do.
The top one I think is Leo.
I think the bottom one is MGM.
We are going to take a risk and go with Baddiel and Skinner,
I think that's 96.
'96. So we have simba and we have 1996.
Nicola and Mary said simba, the Swahili word for lion.
Let's see if that's right
and let's see how many people said it, if it is.
40 for simba.
Now, Tim and Monica taking a bit of a risk there,
saying 1996 was the year Three Lions was first released.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many people said it.
It is right.
And it wins you the point. Look at that.
23 for 1996.
All of which means, Tim and Monica, after only two questions,
you are through to the final 2-0.
Yeah, '96, of course, cos it had the line "30 years of hurt"
which was back to 1966.
-Terrifying to think it's now 50 years of hurt.
-That's quite something, isn't it?
-That's a lot of hurt, isn't it?
-It really is, isn't it?
-It really, really is.
Or as the Scots call it, 50 years of partying.
The sign of the zodiac is Leo.
That's a big scorer, as you'd imagine. 77 points.
Do you know the friendly lion?
-Friendly lion, no. I can't remember it.
-Parsley the lion.
Parsley. 26 points for that.
And MGM at the bottom there.
Which would have scored you 49.
So 1996 was actually the best answer on that board,
impossible to beat.
There we are. Thank you very much indeed.
So, the pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head round,
I'm sorry to say, Nicola and Mary, it is you.
Nothing wrong with either of your answers there.
Would you have known Lorde had you gone first?
-Well, there we are. I suppose that's some consolation.
-We will see you again next time, which is lovely news for us.
We'll look forward to that very much indeed.
Meantime, thanks very much, Nicola and Mary.
But for Tim and Monica, it's now time for our Pointless final.
Many congratulations, Tim and Monica.
You've seen off all your competition
and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.
You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot
and at the end of today's show, the jackpot is still standing at £1,000.
Well, very well done. Round Two last time was your exit.
This time it's where it all came alive. Round Two.
Fantastic low-scoring from you there.
Then 2-0 in the head-to-head.
You get to choose your subject, obviously, in this round.
Anything you'd like to see up there on the board?
Movies. We haven't had many movies really, have we?
-Monica, anything else you'd like to see?
Um... No, I think movies I'd be happy with as well. Yes.
OK, well, best of luck. Let's hope there's something
you like the look of up here. Today's selection reads like this.
-Meh. That's movies.
-What do you think?
Yeah, we'll have to go with that one.
You kind of have to do now, don't you?
"No, we're going for Venus."
OK. Nick Hornby films.
Very best of luck. We are looking for any actor
credited for any of the following three films?
Any actor given the credit according to IMDB for...
the 2000 film High Fidelity,
the 2002 film About A Boy,
or the 2014 film A Long Way Down.
Any actor, according to IMDB,
credited with a role in one of those three films.
-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 for just one of your answers
-to be pointless. Are you ready? BOTH:
OK, let's put 60 seconds up on the clock. There they are.
Your time starts now.
-OK, High Fidelity...
-We've got to John Cusack, Jack Black...
-I think Lisa Bonet would be a good answer.
I can't think who else was in it. It's really annoying.
-About A Boy...
-Hugh Grant will be a huge answer.
-What's the mum? Was it Collette?
-The little kid who's now the Beast.
I know who he is but I can't remember his name.
A Long Way Down...
I've seen that and I can't even remember who's in it.
I think Ed Helms is in it, but I'm not sure.
We need that kid from About A Boy.
-What's his name?
-Is it Nic... No.
I don't know!
Who else is in About A Boy?
-What's the Australian actress?
-Ten seconds left.
-Toni Collette, yeah.
-So we'll go Toni Collette, Lisa Bonet...
Who else is in High Fidelity?
OK, that is your time up, I'm afraid.
Let's have your three answers. And say which category you're answering.
OK, from High Fidelity, we're going to say Jack Black and Lisa Bonet.
-Jack Black. Lisa Bonet.
-And from About A Boy, Toni Collette.
Of those three, which is your best shot at a pointless answer?
-I think Lisa is the best.
-Lisa Bonet we'll put last.
Least likely to be pointless?
-Jack Black we put first.
OK, let's pop those up on the board in that order. And here they are.
Well, very, very good luck. Three good answers there.
Let's hope one of those, at least, is pointless
and will win that jackpot for you. £1,000.
Not a terrible jackpot to be taking home.
What would you do with that, Tim?
-We have a road trip planned across America in a few months.
-It'll be good spending money.
-Very nice indeed.
Monica, anything else you want to add to that?
No, that sounds good. Then we can stay in nice places.
-Yeah, cos otherwise you'll have to stay in terrible places.
There we are. In the first instance, you said Jack Black.
We were looking for the cast of High Fidelity.
Let's hope nobody said this.
If it's pointless, it'll win you £1,000.
How many people said Jack Black?
Now, Jack Black, if he takes us
all the way down to 0, you leave with £1,000.
Down he goes through the 20s,
into the teens. Into single figures.
Still going down.
This is looking very good, isn't it?
I think your road trip possibilities are looking much improved
on the back of that. Surely. Sadly, not a pointless answer.
But a very low score for Jack Black there.
Your next answer was Toni Collette.
In this case, we were looking for actors from About A Boy.
Let's hope nobody said it. If it's pointless, it will win you £1,000.
How many people said Toni Collette?
Well, Jack Black took us all the way down to 5.
Toni Collette now taking us down through the 20s
and into the teens.
Into single figures.
-APPLAUSE Not bad.
Still a great answer.
Only one more shot at today's jackpot.
Everything is now riding on your third and final answer, Lisa Bonet.
In this case,
we were once again looking for cast members from High Fidelity.
-Jack Black only scored 5.
-Surely, surely Lisa Bonet.
-No-one will know this.
If it is pointless, it'll win you £1,000.
How many people said Lisa Bonet?
Jack Black took us down to 5.
Toni Collette took us down to 7.
Lisa Bonet now taking us down
into single figures, passing 7,
passing 5, down it goes.
You've done it. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Lisa Bonet was a pointless answer,
which means you go home with that jackpot of £1,000.
Very well done, Tim and Monica. APPLAUSE
Terrific. Very well played.
Taking that money home to the beautiful village of Ditchling,
down in Sussex there. Very well done.
The child you were thinking of in About A Boy is Nicholas Hoult.
-But he would have scored you 12 points.
Let's take a look at the pointless answers
from the different categories.
We'll start with High Fidelity.
Lili Taylor there. Lisa Bonet, most famous for the Cosby Show.
Sara Gilbert, she was in Roseanne.
She was Darlene in Roseanne, Sara Gilbert.
And Tim Robbins also a pointless answer.
Well done if you said any of those.
Move onto the cast of About A Boy.
Cathy Murphy, Mark Heap,
must have worked with him lots of times, I suspect.
Sharon Small and Victoria Smurfit, all of them pointless answers.
Well done if you said any of those.
The only people who scored points for About A Boy were
Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette and Rachel Weiss.
No-one else scored any points at all.
Now we'll go on to A Long Way Down.
Toni Collette scored points on this as well.
2 points for Toni Collette. But some pointless answers.
Rosamund Pike, Sam Neill, Tuppence Middleton and Zara White.
The only people scoring points on that were
Pierce Brosnan, Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots and Toni Collette.
Very well done if you got a pointless answer at home.
-And congratulations in the studio. Very well played.
Thanks very much, Richard.
And thanks once again to our winning players, Tim and Monica,
who go away with today's jackpot of £1,000. Very well done indeed.
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.
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.