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.
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Thank you very much indeed. Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong
and welcome to Pointless, the game where we aim for the obscure
and ignore the obvious. Let's meet today's players.
-And couple number one.
-Hello, I'm Mary.
I'm from Midsomer Norton, near Bath
and this my daughter Nicola and she's from Postcombe, near Thame.
Couple number two.
Hello, I'm Dean. I'm from Wakefield.
And this is my friend Gerald. He's from Hull.
-Couple number three.
-Hello, I'm Emily.
This is my sister Lara and we're both from Mid Wales.
Couple number four.
Hi, my name is Matt and this is my fiancee Leanne
and we are from London.
And these are today's contestants. APPLAUSE
A very warm welcome to you all. Thank you for all that.
We'll find out more about each of you
throughout the show as it goes along.
So, that just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
Preparing for a gritty reboot in which he'll be played by Matt Damon,
it's my Pointless friend, it's Richard.
-Good afternoon to you.
-And to you.
Now a few shows ago, our jackpot was up over £8,000, wasn't it?
-Now we've had it won twice in a row.
And quite often they go in runs, don't they?
We see three or four in a row go, so it could be a good day to be here.
I mean, not a hugely profitable day, but a good day.
Better to win £1,000, than nothing, isn't it?
-That's what I always say. Got two returning pairs
from the last time, we've got Nicola and Mary.
Got through to the head-to-head. Welcome back.
And Leanne and Matt also joining us.
Got through to Round Two, so two good pairings back today.
Very good. Well, thanks very much, Richard.
Now, Tim and Monica won the jackpot last time,
so today's jackpot starts off back at £1,000. There it is.
Right. If everyone is ready, let's play Pointless.
So, just remember, the pair with the highest
score at the end of each round will be eliminated.
That is all you need to remember. Best of luck to all four pairs.
Our first category this afternoon is...
Literature. Can you all decide in your pairs
who was going to go first, who is going to go second?
And whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.
OK. And the question concerns...
-World Book Night books.
-Yeah, we've had World Book Night
since 2011 and every year, they suggest a series of books.
On each pass, we're going to show you seven titles of books
that have featured in World Book Night.
We missed out one word from their titles.
Can you fill in that word, please?
There's 14 in all to have a go in at home, so very best of luck.
Thanks very much indeed.
So, what are the words that complete these titles?
Here's our first board of seven...
I'll read those one last time.
-There we are. Now, Nicola, welcome back. Head-to-head, last time.
Did very well. Now, remind us what you do, Nicola.
I'm a mum, a stay-at-home mum, I've got two little boys
who are three and five.
-And you live in Oxfordshire?
-I do, yeah.
And apart from little boys, what keeps you busy?
We've recently got a camper van, so we go away quite a lot at weekends
and yeah, that's really good fun. They love that.
-Is it a vintage camper van?
-No, it's not.
It's one of the new ones. It looks a bit more like a...
-That's quite nice, though, isn't it? It's a bit more reliable.
And it's really... It's got everything inside it.
-It's really good, yeah.
Now, Nicola, what would you like
to go for on this board?
OK, there are a few that I know
and one that I'm a little bit unsure
of, so I think I'll go for one
that I definitely know, which is...
The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie.
Brodie, says Nicola. Brodie.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Brodie.
Not bad, not bad. 61.
Yeah, and a wonderful novel to start the show with as well.
-Anything Muriel Spark writes is worth reading.
Gerald, a very warm welcome to Pointless.
Great to have you here. From Hull.
-Now, what do you do, Gerald?
I'm the creative arts director at Bridgeview Whitehouse School,
which is a special school for children
who would struggle in a mainstream setting.
I see. And as creative arts director, what do you do?
Well, we inject lots of drama, dance, music.
Really effective ways of engaging our children into learning.
Very good. What you do when you're not doing...?
I mean, is that something that fills quite a lot of your time?
It does, but when I'm not doing that, I play the ukulele
and the piano and I'm also churchwarden at my local church.
So, that's...a very time-consuming job.
-A time-consuming and full life there, Gerald.
OK, now, what would you like
to go for on this board?
Right, I wish...
There's a few there.
I think I'm going
to go for The Remains Of The Day.
The Remains Of The Day, says Gerald.
Let's see how many of our 100 people agree with Gerald,
The Remains Of The Day.
Well, you pass 61.
50, for The Remains Of The Day.
Well played, Gerald. Yeah, it won the Booker Prize in 1989.
-Don't you think Gerald has a lovely air about him?
Sort of kind but authoritative.
I think if you were stranded in a desert, and you're thinking,
you're looking around you, then Gerald started speaking,
you'd think, "Oh, we'll be all right.
-"I think we're all going to be OK."
-"It's all fine."
-Then Gerald picks up his ukulele, and you think...
-Oh, no, no.
"..I wonder." Thanks very much indeed.
-Emily, a warm welcome to Pointless.
-Great to have you here from Mid Wales.
-Whereabouts in Mid Wales?
-However you say it.
-Very good and what do you do, Emily?
-I'm a teacher.
-What do you teach?
-I don't want to say now. English...
-..history as well.
-Right, you are.
What are your interests aside from teaching?
Can I say that Benedict Cumberbatch is an interest? Is that OK?
-How much of an interest?
-Pretty big one.
-Pretty substantial interest?
-Have you met the Cumberbatch?
-Once that he knows of.
-That sounds really bad.
Now Emily, what would you like to go for?
I was going to go
for Remains Of The Day.
I want to go for another one,
but the name of the author
is putting me off a little bit.
I don't know if that also wrote
that particular book.
I'll go really safe
and go with Casino Royale.
OK, three quite safe answers, we've had so far, this round.
Let's see where Casino Royale gets you down the column.
Ooh, dear, Emily. I thought it might be that.
That's a high one.
Yes, that is so safe, it's dangerous.
-That's so safe, it wouldn't actually be allowed
in a real casino. I...
For your sake, I hope the next round is not history.
And I hope this round you're not, as well.
-Leanne, welcome back. Remind us what you do, Leanne.
I'm in PA office manager at a marketing company in central London.
-And what are your interests, Leanne?
-I love music.
I like going to gigs whenever I can, collecting vinyl records.
We also accidentally, last year, managed to foster a cat.
-Do you think it belonged to someone or do you think...?
We were supposed to look after it for month
and then she never reclaimed her cat.
So, now we have a cat.
-Oh, I see. So, it's kind of official
and then owner did a runner.
It's a good name for a cat. Yeah, why not?
Really? Never came back from Canada? Cor!
Leanne, this board is all yours.
Do you want to talk us through it
and fill in those blanks?
The top one is, obviously, Pride And Prejudice,
Not going to go for that.
The second one is the one I'm going to go for, which is Cloud Atlas.
Cloud Atlas, says Leanne.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said cloud Atlas.
Well, it's right. Will this break below the 50 mark?
Yes, it will. Well done.
The first risk taken
this round, I would say.
21 for Cloud Atlas, Leanne.
Well played, Leanne. Yeah, another great book.
Not that David Mitchell, of course.
-The other David Mitchell.
-Not that David Mitchell.
Although David Mitchell in his lovely story,
back story, in his autobiography,
he says how David Miliband came up to him on Primrose Hill
-and congratulated him so forcibly on Cloud Atlas.
He didn't really have the heart to say,
"Oh, thank you, but it wasn't me." So, he just took... Lapped it up.
I think he was so flattered that David Miliband knew
who he was or at least knew that his name was David Mitchell.
I would've said to him, "I'm a big fan of your dad, Glenn Miliband."
-Emily, which is the one you were worried about there?
-Oh, that one.
-I thought it was that David Mitchell, so it...
Well, let's fill in the rest of these.
Pride And Prejudice, it actually scores less than Casino Royale.
It was 82 points. The Blind...
-Yeah, Margaret Atwood,
wonderful book. 13 points.
And the best answer on the board, the bottom one there,
it is Rivers Of London.
-Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch.
-There we go.
Very good. Thank you very much, Richard.
We're halfway through the round.
Let's take a look at those scores. Well done, Leanne.
The best score of that pass was yours. 21.
You and Matt, looking strong at this point.
We travel all the way up to 50 where we find Gerald and Dean.
Up to 61, Nicola and Mary.
And the 93, Emily and Lara.
Now Lara, remember the Rivers Of London?
That's the kind of level at which we need your next answer to score.
So, very, very good luck with that.
Let's hope we can find a nice obscure one that you know.
Best of luck. We'll come back down the line now.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
OK, we're going to put seven more book titles up on the board
and here they are.
I'll read those all one last time.
Matt. Now, welcome back, Matt.
We discovered last time you are a sign writer.
-Yeah, blackboard artist and sign writer.
-See, that's fun.
How long have you done that for?
Only about three years, self-employed.
I went to art college and obviously, when you leave art college,
-you've got nowhere to go.
-Or everywhere to go.
That's the trouble. You could go anywhere.
Yeah, you could. I did.
I had about ten random jobs. I was a bailiff, lifeguard...
-Oh! Talk us through some of your random jobs.
-A bailiff, lifeguard.
Not at the same time. That would be difficult, wouldn't it?
You could do. I could be a lifeguard in the day,
then kick people out of their houses at night.
Yeah, so I went on to become a manager of an off-licence
and they had all these pens and paints behind the counter
and I started drawing champagne bottles and A-boards outside.
And then one day a lady walked past
and asked who did that and she took me on as her apprentice
-cos she was a professional sign writer.
So, then the shop shut down and I gave her a call.
And then the next day, I was sort of in overalls drawing,
painting things black and drawing lines for her for a year.
-It was pretty hard, but now I...
-And three years in, there you are.
-All right, Matt, you are on 21.
Lovely, low score from Leanne.
So, yes, if you can score
71 or less, you are definitely
into the next round.
OK, I'm not going to try and push it
too far cos Leanne did so well,
but I'm going to try to gauge
in the middle and I'm going to go
with Love In The Time Of Cholera.
Cholera, says Matt.
Cholera. Here's your red line.
I think you should get below that, but let's see.
Love In The Time Of Cholera, is it right? How many people said it?
Very well done indeed.
Lowest score so far.
Matt, very well done.
36 is your total, through you go.
-Well played, Matt.
-Safely through, yeah.
Won the Nobel prize in literature in 1982, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
One of those people who you think,
"Oh, he's going to be much too highbrow for me."
When you read him, he's actually very accessible.
Thanks very much, Richard.
Lara, welcome to Pointless. Great to have you here.
-Now, what do you do, Lara?
-I'm a civil servant.
Can I ask which department in or would you rather not say?
-I work in a prison.
And what do you do when you're not working in a prison, Lara?
I like to go to the gym, quite a lot.
Me and Emily go to Zumba together, Zumba classes.
And I like to bake.
-Hm. Any particular thing you are very good at baking?
Oh, now you're talking! Cheesecake.
-I found a very good, new baked cheesecake recipe.
Now, look, Lara, we can't get away from this any longer.
You are the high-scorers.
What we need is a dazzlingly low score from you.
Yeah, well there's four
-that I know...
I'm just trying to pick
which one would be the lowest.
I think I'm going to go with
The Time Traveller's Wife.
OK, The Time Traveller's Wife, says Lara.
No red line for you as you are the high-scorers.
Let's see how many people agree with Lara with Time Traveller's Wife.
Not bad. 49.
Is it enough to keep you
in the game? 142 is your total.
Well played, Lara. Given yourself a chance there.
Yeah, published in 2003.
Thanks very much, Richard.
-Now Dean, warm welcome to you.
-What do you do up in Wakefield, Dean?
-So, I'm an actor.
So, I do lots of small-scale touring theatre,
lots of work in schools
and I do lots of work with children as well,
so going in different schools, teaching them drama.
Summer school projects, mainly.
It is so vital, that, I have to say.
Because those are touring companies that come in.
I remember we had a touring company that came to school,
primary school, and we all just loved it.
-It was one of the best days of that year.
-Yeah, that's it.
-It just gets so many people excited.
What are your interests outside of that?
So, I like to keep fit, I don't go to the gym at all any more.
I do a really good workout programme at home.
Is it Lara and Emily doing Zumba? LAUGHTER
That would be good. That would probably be easier.
So, this one, you are dripping wet by the end of it,
so that's why I don't go to the gym any more.
OK, well. Listen, you are on 50.
The high-scorers at the moment are Emily and Lara on 142.
-91 or less gets you through.
How are we feeling, Dean?
So, I know three.
Out of the three that I know,
I'm going to go for...
It will have to be Girl With A Pearl Earring.
Girl With A Pearl Earring, says Dean.
How many people agree with Dean?
There is your red line.
It's right and you are through. Well done.
60 is your total.
Taking your total up to 110.
Famously turned into a film with Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson.
Thanks very much indeed.
-She played the girl.
-Oh, she played the girl(?)
Colin, of course, the earring. LAUGHTER
-Mary, welcome back.
-Now, Midsomer Norton.
-Is that theoretically where the murders take place?
-Are we sure?
-It's a lovely name for a village.
-It is, yes.
-Even in midwinter, it must feel...warm.
Remind us what you do, Mary.
I'm retired now, but I was a school administrator.
You're school administrator and you did that for a number of years?
Yes, 16 years, yeah.
Now Mary, you are on 61,
the high-scorers, still Lara and Emily.
They are on 142,
so 80 or less gets you through.
Do you want to talk us
through this board?
Not really, no.
There is one I definitely know
and there is one that I...
I'm not sure of.
I don't know the other two,
so I'm going to go with The Tale Of Two Cities.
OK, Tale Of Two Cities, says Mary. Here is your red line.
Nice and high. If you can get below that, with Cities,
you are through to Round Two.
145 is your total.
Yeah, sorry, Mary. The top one would have seen you through.
Is that the one you thought you knew?
Yeah, The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas.
'Course it is. Yeah, you did know it.
77 that would have scored, you'd be in the second round if you said it.
-You know either of the bottom two?
-When God Was A Rabbit.
-Is that right?
-It was When God Was A Rabbit.
Yeah, by Sarah Winman. It would have scored you 4.
-And How I Live Now...
-How I Live Now.
..by Meg Rosoff and that would have scored you 12.
So, When God Was A Rabbit was the best answer on the board.
Thank you very much. At the end of our first round,
the pair heading home with a high score of 145 is
one of our returning pairs from the head-to-head, last time,
Mary and Nicola.
Far too soon to be saying goodbye to you,
but I'm afraid, it is your time. 145, we can't argue with that.
Thank you so much for playing, been lovely having you on the show.
Mary and Nicola.
But for the remaining three pairs, is now time for Round Two.
Well done, everyone. We've made it to Round Two.
Only one more round until we can start playing as teams
and confer before giving answers, which is exciting.
Our category for Round Two this afternoon is...
Africa. Can you decide in your pairs who's going to go first,
who's going to go 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 as many...
..as they could.
Mainland African countries without a Mediterranean coast. Richard.
Yes, we are looking for any country on the African mainland -
so that's no island nations.
Any country on the mainland that has no Mediterranean coast, please.
As always, by country, we mean a sovereign state
that is a member of the UN in its own right.
Thank you very much indeed. Now, Dean.
I was trying to brush up on this, actually, before we came.
I'm going to go with Chad.
Chad, says Dean.
Chad. Let's see how many of our 100 people said Chad.
HE EXHALES It's right.
Good answer. 23.
23 for Chad.
Well played, Dean. Nice start. Yeah, long way from the Mediterranean.
Thank you very much, Richard. Emily.
I hope this hasn't got a coast.
-I love the name of this country, Lesotho.
Or le-soo-too. Lesotho. Yeah, let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Lesotho.
Well, 23 is our only score so far
and you pass it.
Look at that! 10.
Well done, Emily.
A lovely low score there.
Nothing even further from the Mediterranean.
If you book a Mediterranean coast with a stop-off in Lesotho,
-then you need to talk to your travel agent.
That is going to seriously inconvenience you.
A lot of air miles for that, though.
Yeah, you are essentially going to have to fly, trai...
All sorts of things to get there.
Thank you very much indeed. Matt.
This is a bit of a gamble cos my geography is not great on Africa
where things are, but I'm just going to risk Burundi.
Burundi, says Matt. Burundi. We are getting a nod from Emily there.
Let's see if Burundi is right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Burundi.
23 is our high score,
10 is our low.
You pass 23.
You pass 10. It's 1!
Very well done, Matt.
1 for Burundi.
That's a terrific answer, Matt. Very well played.
Yeah, it's in Africa, it's on the mainland,
doesn't have a Mediterranean coast. Boom!
-Absolutely nailed it.
-There we are. Thank you. Well, we are halfway
through the round, let's take a look at those scores.
1 over there on the far podium.
The signs are good, Matt and Leanne.
I think you will make it to the head-to-head.
Then up to 10 where we find Emily and Lara
and then up to 23, Dean and Gerald.
No shame in 23, but you are ahead.
Gerald, we need a low score from you when we come down to your turn.
Good luck with that. Going to come back down the line.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
So, Leanne, remember, mainland African countries
that do not have a Mediterranean coast.
I'm really scared now that this is going to actually be
a Mediterranean coast one, but I really hope it's not. Djibouti.
Djibouti. Djibouti, says Leanne.
Here is your red line.
I can't see what sort of look
Matt has given Leanne there.
That sort of look. Aah!
OK, well, let's see if Djibouti is right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Djibouti.
Take that look back, Matt. Djibouti...
You are through to the next round
and you score 2.
Look at that! The far podium are on fire over there.
3 is your total. Very well done.
That's a brilliant answer. One of the loveliest named countries
-in the world is Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa.
-There we are.
What would you like to go for? If you can score 12 or less...
you are definitely in to the head-to-head.
This may have a coast, but I'm pretty sure it's not Mediterranean.
So, I'm going to go with Swaziland.
Swaziland, says Lara. Swaziland. Here's your red line.
If you can get below that red line
with Swaziland, you are through
to the head-to-head.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Swaziland.
You've done it!
Look at that. 5 for Swaziland.
15 is your total. You are into the head-to-head.
Very good scoring going on now.
Another completely landlocked country, Swaziland.
-Its nearest water would be the Indian Ocean.
That's a quite a long way from the hotel to the beach.
Yeah, it really... I mean, they have a shuttle bus.
-It leaves every ten minutes, but takes 17 hours.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
Now, Gerald, I'm so sorry to tell you this,
but you are the high-scorers even before you've given your answer.
-And I was going to say Djibouti.
-But that's gone, so I'm going to say Namibia.
-Namibia, says Gerald.
Namibia. Let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
No red line for you, I'm afraid, as you are the high-scorers even now.
17 for Namibia, taking your total up to 40.
Yeah, way down south, Namibia.
Now, there is actually no pointless answers at all,
just to put into context what an amazing scores 3 is
on that last podium. I will take you to the lowest scores.
There's three countries that would have scored 1.
We've heard Burundi from Matt.
You also could have had Benin or Equatorial Guinea.
Those are the one-pointers and then the two-point answers -
Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Guinea-Bissau,
Gabon and of course, Djibouti. So, terrific score, 3 points.
I'll give you another few of the low-scorers.
Togo would have scored you 3.
6 for Cameroon, seven for Eritrea and Guinea. 9 for South Sudan.
10 for Liberia and Angola.
Now, there's 43 countries on this list
and I'd have to go quite a long way,
I'd have to read over 30 countries
before I got to Central African Republic,
which scores 18.
18 points. The 11th highest scorer in all of Africa.
-How about... How times have changed!
-Isn't that amazing?
There we are. Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
At the end of our second round,
the pair heading home with a high score of 40...
It's not a high score at all,
but it just happens to be our highest score.
It is Gerald and Dean.
On the strength of your performance today, though.
I'm sure when we see you next time, we will see much, much more of you.
-But meantime, thanks very much. Gerald and Dean. BOTH:
But for the remaining two pairs, it is now time for our head-to-head.
Congratulations, Leanne and Matt, Lara and Emily.
You are now one step closer to the final
and a chance to play for our jackpot,
which currently stands at...
Well, you know the story.
This is where you start playing as a team,
so you can pool your knowledge at this point.
And the first player to win two questions will be playing
for that jackpot. This should be very, very close.
So best of luck both pairs. Let's play the head-to-head.
OK, here comes your first question and it concerns...
BAFTA-winning programmes. Richard.
We're going to show you five visual clues
to the titles of TV programmes that have won BAFTAs.
You just need to tell us the most obscure, please.
OK, let's reveal our five clues and here they are.
We have got...
There we are.
Five visual clues to BAFTA-winning TV programmes.
Leanne and Matt, you will go first as you are the low-scorers.
OK, we know, like, four, I think.
And we are going to go for C
Horizon, say Leanne and Matt. Horizon.
Now, Lara and Emily, do you want to have a bit of fun
and talk us through that board?
So, E could be Cold Feet.
D, I was thinking...
There was a...
Wasn't there like a drama
about a vicar who solved murders?
-And he'd be Father something?
That's what it would be a church?
Let's go with E. Yeah, go on.
-We will go E - Cold Feet.
-E - Cold Feet.
So, we have Horizon and we have Cold Feet.
Leanne and Matt went for Horizon.
Let's see how many agree with them for C - Horizon.
That's a good answer.
Look at that! 5 for Horizon.
Very well done indeed, Leanne and Matt.
Now, Lara and Emily have decided that E is Cold Feet.
Let's see if that's right. Let's see how many people said Cold Feet.
Not bad. 29.
But Horizon pips it. Well done, Leanne and Matt.
-After one question, you're up one-nil.
-I didn't get Horizon at all. Did you?
-I got Horizon.
-That was very impressive.
-I'm struggling with A, though.
-All right, we'll get to A last, shall we?
Well, B is of course...
That would've scored 30 points.
It's a very elegant cracker, that.
-I hadn't realised quite how...
-Thank you. I baked it myself.
I insist all these photographs we have
are things that I have built myself.
I also built this building in D.
What, the Broadchurch?
The Broadchurch, yeah. Absolutely. Would've scored 16 points.
Got a good groan from the audience as well.
-That's the width of three churches.
-I know! It really is a broad church,
to be fair. It took me such a long time.
-I won't even do scale models cos I don't believe in it.
So, actually, I've been at that for the last 27 years.
Lovely, though. Pulled it down straightaway.
Just didn't have planning permission.
Now, A is a pointless answer
and it is so obvious.
Oh, no! AUDIENCE GROANS
ALEX SIGHS Lord.
Very well done if you got that at home.
-That's put the cat among the puffins, hasn't it?
-There we go. Thanks very much indeed.
OK, here comes your second question.
Lara and Emily, you get to answer it first,
but you have to win it to stay in the game, so good luck with that.
Football songs. Richard.
Going to give you abbreviations,
initial letters of five football songs
that have reached the UK top 40.
-Can you tell us what they are, please?
-Oh, phew! I thought they
-were going to be like terrace chants.
-No, no, we wouldn't do that.
OK, let's reveal our five sets of initials and here they come.
I'll read those again.
Lara and Emily, you will go first.
THEY CONFER QUIETLY
-Do you know the other ones?
-World In Motion.
-World In Motion.
-Should we go for that?
-No, that's quite a popular...
We are going to go with Ant & Dec,
We're On The Ball.
We're On The Ball, say Lara and Emily. We're On The Ball.
Now, Leanne and Matt, do you want to talk us
through those other football songs?
We were going to say We're On The Ball...
-I didn't know that, but she got that.
-We know the one above it
-and the one below it.
and New Order one is World In Motion,
which I think we're going to have to go for
cos I'm not sure of the top and bottom one.
OK, World In Motion.
So, we have We're On The Ball and World In Motion.
Lara and Emily went for We're On The Ball.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said that.
Look at that! 18 for We're On The Ball.
Very well done indeed, Lara and Emily.
Good answer. Leanne and Matt have gone for World In Motion
for England New Order.
Let's see if that's right. Let's see how many people said that.
49 for World In Motion.
Well done, Lara and Emily back in the game.
-After two questions, it is one-all.
-Yeah, very well played.
That song won a Pointless jackpot recently, didn't it,
-We're On The Ball?
-So it did.
-The Ant & Dec category.
V, you are right, is Vindaloo.
Fat Les, that's a big scorer, though, that would have scored 53.
Now, the top one, Scottish fans will know, the A is Ally MacLeod
and it is Ally's Tartan Army
and that would've scored you 12.
And the bottom one is the best answer on the board.
And it is Arsenal's cover version of...?
Yeah, it would have scored you 2 points.
The cover version of the Donna Summer song, Hot Stuff,
but instead of singing "hot stuff", they sing "Arsenal".
If I had a red card, I would show it.
OK, here comes your third question.
Whoever wins this one goes to the final
and plays for that jackpot, so best of luck to both pairs.
-Roger Moore. Richard.
-Simply five clues to facts about Roger Moore.
Whichever team gives us the best answer is going through
-to play for the jackpot.
-OK, let's reveal our five
Roger Moore facts and here they come...
I'll read those one last time.
Leanne and Matt will go first.
Right. We know zero of them.
I think we should go for the top.
We're going to have to gamble
and go for the decade in which
he was born in the '40s.
-You're going to go with the '40s?
-The audience love that.
The audience loved that, don't they?
A couple of intakes of breath.
The '40s. I'll tell you what, Roger Moore will like that as well.
Lara and Emily, do you want to talk us through that board?
I know of James Bond films.
So, we could just take a guess.
His final one.
-A View To A Kill?
From Russia With Love.
From Russia With Love, his final James Bond film.
From Russia With Love. OK.
Well, let's try those out, shall we?
Leanne and Matt have gone for the 1940s,
the decade in which he was born. Let's see if that's right.
Lara and Emily have gone for From Russia With Love
for his final James Bond film.
Let's see if that's right.
There we are. Well, after three questions it's one-all.
-That went that went pretty well, I think.
What was the other Bond film you mentioned?
-A View To A Kill.
-Is a correct answer.
It would've scored you 10 points, would've seen you in the jackpot
round as well. You might've had more luck going for decades
cos there were fewer decades than there are Bond films.
That was the 1920s, he was born in.
Born in 1927, Richard Moore.
Would've scored to 11 points.
The name of the character was...?
Would've scored you 40 points. This is tough.
-The year in which his first Bond film was released?
Yeah, 5 points for that. And the Walter Scott character?
And that would've scored you 21.
So, the best answer on the board is 1973.
Thank you very much indeed. OK, here comes your fourth question.
This is the decider. When I said it was last one, I was lying.
LAUGHTER Best of luck. It concerns...
Things found on a building site. Richard.
Going to show you five anagrams of things found on a building site
and if one of you gives us a correct answer,
you may well be going through to play for that jackpot.
Thanks very much. Let's reveal our five anagrams
and here they come. We have got...
I'll read those one last time.
Lara and Emily go first.
THEY CONFER QUIETLY
Ex metric men - cement mixer.
Cement mixer, say Lara and Emily. Cement mixer.
Now then, Leanne and Matt,
do you want to go through them?
Tool box at the top,
the second one is sledgehammer.
Probably go with that, I think.
So, cement mixer and sledgehammer. Lara and Emily said cement mixer.
Let's see how many of our 100 said that.
43 for cement mixer.
Leanne and Matt, meanwhile, have gone for sledgehammer.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said that.
It has to beat 43...
and it does.
Very well done.
Leanne and Matt, after four questions,
you are through to the final, two-one.
Very close there. Well played, both teams.
There's a couple of answers that would've won you the point.
Not the top one. That, of course, tool box. It's quite a big scorer.
Would've scored you 67. The next biggest scorer is the bottom there.
Do you know that - a brew howler?
It's a wheelbarrow.
-Yes, it would be.
17 points for that.
The best answer, though, is -
I know some people at home would have got it.
You are going to be very pleased with yourself if you just said...
-Oh, for heaven's sake.
-3 points for that.
Thank you very much indeed.
So, the pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head round,
I'm afraid, it's Lara and Emily. It's very good news for us, though,
cos it means we get to see you again next time.
Otherwise, you would have gone straight to the final
and that would have been it, all over in one show.
But we look forward to that very much.
Thanks for playing. Lara and Emily.
But for Leanne and Matt, it's now time for our Pointless final.
Well done, Leanne and Matt. You've fought off all the competition
very convincingly 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 standing at...
There it is. Anything you want to see come up in this last round?
Well, we met at art college,
so that's where we met and anything to do with...
Like, modern, young British artists, I guess, would be quite good.
-But I really like music. I'd really like music.
Stronger on music.
OK. Well, best of luck.
Let's hope there's something on that board you like the look of today.
Our selection looks like this...
-(I guess I would have to pick...)
-Yeah, it's got to be the top one,
-obviously, I think.
-21st-century comeback albums.
-There we go. Richard.
OK, very best of luck. Remind us, you told us a lovely story last time
about when Matt proposed. What song was playing?
It was Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses.
Guns N' Roses, OK, I asked for no reason.
-Let's take a look at your three questions.
We are looking for any tracks on The Magic Whip by Blur,
their comeback album in 2015.
We are looking for any tracks from Beautiful World by Take Back,
their comeback album from 2006.
We are looking for any tracks from Chinese Democracy
by Guns N' Roses,
-their comeback album from 2008.
So, tracks from the original releases of Magic Whip,
Beautiful World or Chinese Democracy, please.
There we are. Thank you very much. Now as always,
you've got up to one minute to come up with three answers.
All you need to win that jackpot is just one of your answers to
-be pointless. Are you ready? BOTH:
Let's put 60 seconds
up on the clock.
There they are your time starts now.
OK, so you've just bought
the new Blur album.
I just went to see them last week.
-Have you been listening to it?
-I've listened to it a little bit.
-There's one called Ong Ong.
-Ong Ong, that's big. That's quite well known.
-There's Lonesome Street, but that's also a single.
From Chinese Democracy some of the ones towards the end of the album
are Shackler's Revenge and IRS.
Is that a name for the American,
-like, version of...
-Like the HMRC.
-..the Inland Revenue. IRS.
I think that's what it's called.
I think it's, like, track 11,
so it could be good.
Haven't listened to the album
since it came out
cos it's not ideal.
So, what have you got for Blur?
Lonesome Street and Ong Ong. I'm just trying to think of some other,
like, album track ones off of it, but...
I don't know.
Let's go Ong Ong, Lonesome Street...
No, IRS and Shackler's Revenge.
10 seconds left.
OK, so Ong Ong, Shackler's Revenge, and whatever.
-I can't remember any of the others.
-OK, we're done.
-OK, there we are.
You are done, there is your time up.
I loved that, "I think it's, like, track 11 or something on the album."
What are your three answers going to be?
-So you go with Blur's Ong Ong.
I'm going to go for Shackler's Revenge.
-Shackler's Revenge from...?
-From Chinese Democracy.
-And IRS from Chinese Democracy.
And IRS from Chinese Democracy.
Now of those three, which is your best shot at a pointless answer?
-IRS goes last.
Least likely to be pointless?
Ong Ong cos I've heard of...
Leanne's favourite band is Blur, she should have known...
So, Ong Ong, we will put least likely and then Shackler's Revenge
-in the middle.
Well, let's pop those up on the board in that order
and here they are. We've got...
Well, very, very best of luck. Three good answers on the board there.
Now, let's just imagine one of those,
at least one of those, is pointless, could easily be,
what would you do with that money, Leanne?
I think the last time we went on holiday together was about 2010
or something, so I think, we'd quite like to get out of the country.
Hear Djibouti is nice this time of year.
Yeah, one of those.
Matt, anything else you want to add to that?
No. Yeah, we haven't been away for ages
and we might try to get over...
-I don't think we've ever left Europe.
Well, very best of luck. Your first answer was Ong Ong.
In this case, we were looking for tracks from The Magic Whip by Blur.
This is one you thought was least likely to be pointless.
Let's find out if it is. If it is, it'll win you £1,000.
Let's see how many people said Ong Ong.
Now, if this goes all the way down
to zero, you leave here with £1,000.
Ong Ong now takes us through
the teens into single figures.
Yes, down it goes.
Still going down, still going down.
You've done it!
Very well done. First answer.
Well done you. That's brilliant. Fantastic.
Well, you made that look very, very easy indeed.
Ong Ong, a fantastic answer. It was pointless.
Who knows, the other answers may have been pointless too.
We'll find out from Richard when we turn to him,
but that does mean, Ong Ong, that you leave here with
that jackpot of £1,000. Very well done.
Very, very well played, Leanne and Matt. Terrific stuff.
Shackler's Revenge would have scored you 1 point.
I'll tell you what, not only was it a pointless answer,
it was track 11 on the album as well.
-Very well done.
Let's take a look at the pointless answers. We will start with Blur.
Another one you mentioned,
Lonesome Street was actually a pointless answer.
There's Ong Ong, Pyongyang, There Are Too Many Of Us.
You also could have had Mirrorball and Thought I Was A Spaceman.
-Those were the pointless answers on that album.
Let's go to Take That.
I'd Wait For Life, that was a single.
Reach Out, the first track on the album.
What You Believe In, Wooden Boat.
Could also have had Ain't No Sense In Love,
Like I Never Loved You At All and Mancunian Way.
All of those were pointless.
And Guns N' Roses - Madagascar,
Sorry, Street Of Dreams, There Was A Time.
You also could have had If The World,
Riad N' The Bedouins, Scraped and This I love.
Very, very well played if you got any of those at home.
Leanne and Matt, you've been fantastic throughout.
Congratulations on getting the jackpot
and also congratulations for making Roger Moore's day.
Thanks very much and thanks, once again, to our winning players
Leanne and Matt who go away with today's jackpot of £1,000.
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 for 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.