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. Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong
and a very warm welcome to Pointless, the game
where you're always striving for the lowest score.
Let's meet today's players.
And couple number one.
I'm Gerald and I'm from Hull and this is my friend Dean,
and he's from Wakefield.
Couple number two.
Hi, I'm Tim, this is my wife, Aleisha, and we're from Bristol.
-Couple number three.
-Hi, my name's George and this is my father, Bob,
and we're from Dorking in Surrey.
And, finally, couple number four.
Hi, I'm Lara, this is my sister, Emily,
and we're from Mallwyd in Mid-Wales.
And these are today's contestants.
Thank you very much, all of you. A very warm welcome to you.
We'll get a chance to chat to you throughout the show as it goes on.
That just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
World number-one tennis player and compulsive liar,
-it's my Pointless friend, it's Richard!
-Hiya. Hey, everybody.
-Good afternoon to you.
-And to you.
Now, we're going through another one of those things
where we give away the jackpot all the time.
-Three in a row now we've given away.
Matt and Leanne last time, who had a Music question,
got one 1-pointer and two pointless answers.
It was terrific stuff, wasn't it?
That was an all-round good show, last time.
We've got two returning pairs from that,
Lara and Emily who were in that head-to-head,
very, very close to getting into that jackpot round, as well,
so they are a strong pair, and on podium one, Gerald and Dean,
who got knocked out with a very low score
in our African Geography round, as well.
So, we've got two good returning pairs,
welcomes to podiums two and three, you've got your work cut out today.
Question one... Question one, very interesting
in light of what you've just said to me.
Well, you'll find out, won't you?
Good. "Why?"! I look forward to it. Thank you very much, indeed.
Now, Leanne and Matt, as you've just gathered, won the jackpot last time,
so today's jackpot starts off back at £1,000.
There it is. Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.
So, there's only one thing you have to remember and it is this -
it is that the pair with the highest score
at the end of each round will be eliminated.
That is it, and no conferring till we get to the head-to-head.
Best of luck to all four pairs. Our first category this afternoon is...
..Tennis. There we go.
-There you go.
Can you all decide in your pairs who's going to go first,
who's going to go second?
And whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.
OK, let's find out what the question is. Here it comes.
We gave 100 people
100 seconds to name...
as many tennis players with 500 or more career wins
to their name as they could.
Tennis players with 500 or more career wins.
Yeah, we're looking for the name of any female or male tennis player
who's won at least 500 official games, official singles games,
on the ATP tour or the WTA tour, please,
since the Open era began in 1968
or who won their 500th during that time.
So, any tennis player who's won 500 or more singles games, please.
Very best of luck. And that's up to the end of March 2015.
Thanks very much, Richard. Dean! Welcome back to Pointless.
Good to have you here. Very unlucky last time. Round Two exit for you.
-I think your total was 40 or something?
-Yes, it was, yeah.
Now, Dean, remind us what you do.
I'm an actor. I do small-scale touring productions
and I also go into schools and work with children,
sort of putting on plays, as well.
At the moment, we're doing lots of Shakespeare.
Did you reduce it slightly?
We'll try and make it as fun as possible and so we tell the story
with all the children, so you know,
we take a lot of costumes and bits of props,
and then introduce the characters throughout the story
and then, by the end of it, hopefully, they know that story.
Kind of, obviously, not in as much detail,
but they know a lot of it and everyone's had a good time
-and played a part.
Now, Dean, tennis. How are we feeling about tennis, generally?
I really like tennis and I know a lot of tennis players,
but I don't know whether to take a risk or just go for somebody...
Always tough with these kinds of categories
cos obviously you want to go far down that list,
but you don't want to go so far down that you get it wrong.
That's it, yeah, I'm still thinking right now I'm going to go for...
-Richard Krajicek, says Dean.
Let's see if that's right. Let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
Oh, Dean! Oh, I'm sorry.
Not Richard Krajicek, I'm afraid.
That's a good pointless answer,
-but a bad pointless answer at the same time.
-Too much of a risk.
-I'm afraid that's scores you 100 points.
-That's really unlucky,
I would have put money on him being in that list
and he's not, I'm afraid. 411 wins for Richard Krajicek.
It's going to terrify everyone else now for the rest of the round.
-Thanks very much indeed. Tim.
Tim, welcome to the show, good to have you here from Bristol.
-And what do you do, Tim?
-I'm a Government communications officer.
I see, so, is that a civil servant?
I'm a civil servant, yeah, and what I do is I deal with media enquiries,
and also promoting the good work that the Government does.
I see. Is that quite tough at times?
-Sometimes it can be challenging.
-It can't be easy.
Yeah, with the things that go on
and pesky journalists asking difficult questions.
-Yes. I mean, is your background journalism?
-Yeah, I was...
-So, you were once a pesky journalist yourself?
Poacher turned gatekeeper.
And what are your interests outside politics?
I play a lot of football
and also, I am becoming a bit of a gin enthusiast.
How does your enthusiasm for gin take form? What do you do?
I guess I'm careful what I say here, but I just love the drink
and I think I like all the heritage involved with it
and just doing the sort of testing and tasting.
-Do you taste all these little boutique...?
and when I go to London, I go to the old gin palaces
on Fleet Street and that sort of thing with mates.
-Obviously, when I'm not at home with the wife.
Now, Tim, what would you to go for from our tennis players?
So, I'm going to go with Jana Novotna.
Jana Novotna says Tim, let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many people said that.
Jana Novotna...taking you down through...
It's a pointless answer!
Look at that, Tim! Very well done indeed!
A pointless answer that adds £250 to the jackpot,
taking the total to £1,250, scores you nothing.
-Very well done, Tim.
-Well played, Tim.
571 wins for Jana Novotna.
Perhaps the most famous of those
was the 1998 Ladies Singles title at Wimbledon.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
George, welcome to Pointless, lovely to have you here.
What do you do, George?
I am the Chair of the Kidz Board,
a board of young trustees, for the charity Whizz-Kids,
which is the largest network of young wheelchair users in the UK.
Very well done indeed. How long have you done that for?
I've done that for four years now,
so it is my privilege and honour to speak to many people
about creating a positive image for disability and representing
all of the wonderful young people that I work with,
who are an inspiration to all of us - including myself.
Well, very well done, you.
And I presume you get to speak to all sorts of people.
Who are the most interesting people you've been to speak to?
The nicest person I've met, I would say, is Alastair Campbell.
He said he'd be my spin doctor and come out of retirement,
so I am not letting him forget it.
Oh, there we are!
George, what would you like to go for?
Well, I love tennis,
so it is this debate about whether to take a risk or not,
but I'm going to say, based on the longevity of his career,
-Lleyton Hewitt, says George.
Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Lleyton Hewitt.
Well done. Well, our high score's 100, our low score is nought.
You're going to be somewhere between those.
Very close to the low score, there! Very well done indeed, George.
2 for Lleyton Hewitt. Good work.
Well played, George. 612 wins.
As you say, he's been around a long time.
-Even now, he turns up at Wimbledon.
-He really has.
You think, he must be 50, and he's still only, like, 34 something!
Welcome back. Our head-to-headers last time, in fact.
Lara, remind us what you do.
I'm a civil servant working in a prison in Shropshire.
And what are you interests outside work?
Exercise, films, cooking.
I'm waiting for you to see "tennis".
-Not so much?
-I do enjoy sport.
I'm more of a Formula One girl.
OK. So, what would you like to go for?
500 is quite a lot of wins.
I'm going to take a guess and go Martina Navratilova?
Martina Navratilova says Lara.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said that.
Well, you pass our high score.
31 for Martina Navratilova.
Yeah, 1,442 wins for Martina,
the most of anybody.
-18 Grand Slam titles.
-And that's just in singles tennis.
-That's just in singles, yeah.
-That's a lot of tennis.
That's a lot of hours on the court, isn't it?
-Yeah, it really is.
-Yeah. Well, thanks very much, Richard.
We're halfway through the round. Let's take a look at those scores.
Very well done to Tim for that pointless answer there,
Tim and Aleisha looking very strong.
They're up to 2. Brilliant answer, there.
Bob and George looking very strong.
Lara and Emily on 31, not bad, and I'm so sorry, Dean,
you did nothing wrong.
You did everything that Pointless demands of its contestants.
So, Gerald, I'm afraid we really are relying on you
when we come back to you to find a very, very low score.
There might be another high score, and that could you keep in the game.
We're going to come back down the line now,
can the second players please step up to the podium?
So, Emily. Welcome back to Pointless. Remind us what you do.
-I'm a high school teacher.
-And you teach English and history...
..we discovered last time. We had a little bit of English last time.
Quite a high score we had the other day, Emily.
Maybe, we'll have some history.
-Remind us what your interests are, Emily.
-Films and TV, theatre.
-I've gotten into the opera, lately.
Going to see live opera or just listening?
-They put it on in the cinemas, now, don't they?
It's easier to go and see, but I'd love to go see a live opera.
-But you have been to the cinema to see a live link-up?
-What have you been to see?
-Um, La Boheme, Carmen.
-From the Royal Opera House?
-Yes, from the Royal Opera House.
It's brilliant. Once you get into it, you realise,
"Why did I ever think I was too young or not posh enough for opera?"
Well said, absolutely right.
It's a wonderful thing, opera.
Right, there you are on 31.
High-scorers at the moment are Gerald and Dean on 100.
If you can score 68 or less, you get into Round Two.
I hope this is right. I'm going to go with Pete Sampras.
Pete Sampras, says Emily. Pete Sampras. There's your red line.
It's not too low, actually. Quite nice and achievable, that.
Pete Sampras, will it get you below that red line?
It does get you into Round Two.
30 is what it scores you, taking your total up to 61.
Well done. 762 wins for Pete Sampras.
-Nice to get a tennis score.
-There we are.
-Yeah. Very nice.
Bob, a warm welcome to Pointless. What do you do, Bob?
I'm retired, but I run a magazine. I publish my own magazine,
which is on the topic of marine seismology,
which is very boring, as you can appreciate, but...
No, marine seismology is very important.
It is, it's the initial stage of finding oil under the oceans.
-Where is it all happening oil-wise under the oceans?
There's a lot of exploration still in the Gulf of Mexico,
-a lot of exploration in the North Sea.
-I think it sounds cool.
-Don't you? That's really good.
-I like that.
He never takes me to any of these nice places, but...
Was your background in seismology itself?
No, I'm a roughneck, really!
I roughnecked and made my way up to a mud engineer,
-which is quite an interesting title.
-A mud engineer?
-A mud engineer.
Mud's the fluid they pump down the oil stream
to bring up the cuttings and maintain pressure control
where the drill bit is.
I'm so sorry, you lost him at mud.
-Mud? Mud wrangling?
-Who said mud?
Very good. Now, Bob, what would you like to go for?
What would your tennis player be?
Wasn't he fantastic as a commentator for the BBC - Andy Roddick?
I thought he came over very well and very intelligently,
and I'd like to compliment him by that being my answer.
-Hopefully, it'll be lower than them.
You want to score 97 or less with Andy Roddick. There's your red line.
Lovely and high, thanks to George's answer in the first pass.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Andy Roddick.
It's right and you're through.
Good answer! Look at that!
Very well done, Bob. Scores you 3, takes your total up to 5.
-Well played, Bob.
612 wins, and I agree, I thought he was fantastic,
he gave us such insight into what it was like to be a top-level player.
I think he'll be commentating there for many years to come, I suspect.
Thanks very much, Richard.
Now then, Aleisha, welcome to Pointless.
Great to have you here. What do you do, Aleisha?
I'm a media communications manager for the NHS.
-So, you're sort of in the same game as Tim, but for the NHS?
-Do you ever find yourself slightly at loggerheads?
-Um, not really.
-Or do you not really? No?
-Over other things in the house, probably!
Right you are. And what are your interests outside of work?
Well, we have an 18-month-old son, hence the gin!
So, obviously, he keeps us busy.
I'm starting to get into gardening...
-..which is quite therapeutic.
-Do you do vegetables or is it mainly...?
-I'm getting into herbs.
Some of my herbs have been destroyed by foxes, so...
Maybe a vegetable patch next year.
-A vegetable patch and maybe a fence?
-There you are.
Now, Tim scored nothing, which was absolutely fantastic,
which means 99 or less gets you through.
Who wants to get through?
You've got to equal Tim's low score, I think, haven't you, Aleisha?
I'm not going to be goaded into saying something risky!
So, I'm going to play it safe and say Serena Williams.
Serena Williams says Aleisha. Here's your red line.
Almost indistinguishable from the pink line above it,
but let's see if you can get below that with Serena Williams.
Well done, you have.
29 for Serena Williams, taking your total up to 29.
Yeah, very well played.
Now, Gerald. I'm so sorry.
I'm so sorry.
No, because you might have been in line for a pointless answer.
Gerald, I'm afraid you're the high-scorers. I'm so sorry.
Anyway, remind us what you do, Gerald.
I work in a school in Hull, Bridgeview Whitehouse,
for children who would struggle in mainstream settings.
So, they're children who have behavioural issues.
I see. And your department is...?
We do creative art -
-so, drama, music, dance.
-Does Dean come in to work for you at all?
-Well, he hasn't yet! But he could do.
-That's the plan, isn't it?
-Well, don't you think?
-Excellent. Gerald, do you have an interest in tennis?
but I did go to Wimbledon
when I was at school, a long, long time ago.
It's so long ago that I'm going to give myself away by saying -
because I saw this woman play - Billie Jean King.
-Billie Jean King.
-Billie Jean King, Gerald says.
No red line for you, as I'm afraid you are the high-scorers,
but let's see how many of our 100 people said Billie Jean King.
That's a very, very good answer, Gerald.
APPLAUSE Very well done indeed.
10 for Billie Jean King, taking your total up to 110.
Yeah, nearly 700 wins for Billie Jean King,
so, a very good answer and nice to get an answer from a different era,
as well. Now, let's take a look...
Before we look at the pointless answers,
I'll give you the 1-pointers which would have scored you 1 point,
just because I know lots of people will be shouting answers out.
1 point for Tom Okker, Wayne Ferreira, Justine Henin,
Amelie Mauresmo, Michael Chang,
Brad Gilbert, Tommy Robledo, Kim Clijsters,
Tommy Haas, Goran Ivanisevic, John Newcombe and Gabriela Sabatini.
All of those would have scored you 1.
Let's take a look at some pointless answers.
Very well done if you said any of these.
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario - the Spaniard, Conchita Martinez -
another Spaniard, Francesca Schiavone - Italian.
All of those are pointless answers. Well done if you said any of those.
Hana Mandlikova, Jana Novotna and Mats Wilander.
All of those are pointless.
Thomas Muster - the Austrian, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Zina Garrison.
A few other pointless answers you could have had,
Carlos Moya, Guillermo Vilas, you could have had Helena Sukova,
Li Na would have been a good answer,
Mary Pierce, Pam Shriver, Roscoe Tanner.
You could have had Vitas Gerulaitis, which would have been nice.
One of my favourite-named sportspeople.
Wendy Turnbull also a pointless answer.
Let's take a look at the top three scorers.
The answers that most of our 100 people gave.
There's Martina on 31.
Andy Murray, 39,
-and right at the top, Roger Federer with 52.
-There we are.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard, so at the end of our first round,
the pair we're saying goodbye to...
I'm so sorry, Gerald and Dean.
It seems really unfair, but you played very, very well indeed.
An honourable exit, Gerald and Dean. Wonderful having you on the show.
-Thank you so much for playing, Gerald and Dean.
But for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
Well done, everyone, you've made it through to Round Two.
You'll have noticed that we'll have lost one of our pairs.
We'll be losing another pair at the end of this round, of course.
Bob and George, congratulations to you
for your combined low score there of 5. Fantastic.
And Tim, a special mention to you for a low score of love.
Our only pointless answer,
Jana Novotna. Very well done indeed. Best of luck to all three pairs.
Our category for Round Two this afternoon...
is Pop Music.
Can you all decide in your pairs who's going to go first,
who's going to go second?
And whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.
OK, and the question is all about
Beatles Songs In French.
-Beatles Songs In French, Richard.
-Yeah, it's a lovely one, this.
We have translated the titles of lots of Beatles songs into French,
and on each board, we're going to show you six of them.
Can you give us the English song we have translated into French, please?
There's going to be six on each board,
12 in all to have a go on at home, so best of luck.
-So, these are our translations?
They're not versions that The Beatles recorded?
No, no, no, we've translated them...
-Oh, I'm sure you would've...
-We're not mucking about.
Oh, no, we wouldn't! Not with our lot.
-Yeah, we got Big Steve to do it, and he's...
-He's been to France.
-Well, he's been to Calais.
-Yeah, he went to Calais.
-Did it on the way back.
-I think it's going to be fine.
It's good to be great!
OK, well, let's reveal our six Beatles songs.
Our first six Beatles songs in Big Steve's French.
-I'll read those one last time.
-It's good, isn't it?!
Tim, which of those would you like to go for?
I'm a big Beatles fan, so a lot of pressure.
So, I'm going to go for Billet A Monter.
Probably got all that wrong. I think that's Ticket to Ride.
Ticket to Ride, says Tim. Ticket to Ride. Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Ticket to Ride.
Good answer, Tim.
28 for Billet A Monter.
Yeah, number one single from 1965.
-Number un single.
Oui, c'est ca!
Bob, what are these French versions of Beatles songs
Avec Un Peu D'Aide De Mes Amis
is, um, With a Little Help from My Friends.
With a Little Help from My Friends, says Bob.
Let's see how many of our 100 people spotted that,
With a Little Help from My Friends.
28's our only score at this point.
-31 for With a Little Help from My Friends.
-Very well played, Bob.
-That's beautiful in French, isn't it, that title?
-Avec Un Peu D'Aide De Mes Amis.
Now, Emily, that board is all yours.
If you wanted to go through it, and fill in all the blanks for us.
I always get mistaken for a French teacher because of my surname.
-What's your surname?
-De la Mer.
-De la Mer?
But I'm rubbish at French. Er, Voici Le Soleil, Here Comes the Sun.
Lucy Dans Le Ciel Avec Des Diamants is Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.
I can't make out the other two.
Number two is something to do with love, I assume.
So I'm going to go with Here Comes the Sun, Voici Le Soleil.
OK, Here Comes the Sun says Emily.
Let's see how many of our 100 people got that, Here Comes the Sun.
40. 40 for Here Comes the Sun.
Tres bien. If I knew the French for,
"Let's go through the board," I'd say it now.
Let's go through the board.
-Tout Que Vous Avez Besoin, C'est D'Amour.
-All You Need Is Love.
All You Need Is Love, yep. That would have scored 15.
You're right about Lucy, that's Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.
That would have scored 74. Still confusing some people.
-And Hier, you just need to know what it means.
And that would have scored 17.
So the best answer on the board there is All You Need Is Love.
-There we are.
-A lot of tennis on today's show. Look, 40, 15, love.
Amazing. Thank you very much indeed. We're halfway through the round.
Let's take a look at those scores. 28, Tim.
Again, the best score of the pass. Well done, you.
Up to 31 where we find Bob and George.
40 is where we find Emily and Lara. Not that far ahead,
but, Lara, let's have a low score from you on the next board, please.
That should keep you in the game.
We're going to come back down the line now.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
OK, let's put six more Beatles songs in French up on the board.
Let's see what we've got. We've got...
I'll read those all one last time.
APPLAUSE Thank you very much indeed!
So remember, we're looking for the titles of The Beatles' songs
in English, represented by these French translations.
Now, Lara, you are the high-scorers,
so we need a good, low score from you.
There's only one that I'm sure of and I know I think it's going
to be high, and that's Bonjour Au Revoir - Hello, Goodbye.
Hello, Goodbye says Lara.
No red line for you as you're the high-scorers.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Hello, Goodbye.
65. That's a high score, though, takes your total up to 105.
Yeah, number one for seven weeks that was, across two years as well.
Its original title, its working title, was Hello, Hello.
Hello, Goodbye is kind of better, in a way. More of a story.
-Mmm, more story.
Thank you very much, Richard. Now, George.
I'm now realising that I should have had the other board.
And that I should have studied harder in my French, but I do
like The Beatles, so I will go for...
The second one is A Day in the Life.
A Day in the Life, says George. Here is your red line.
If you can get below that with A Day in the Life,
you're into the next round, into the head-to-head, but, "Is it right?"
is the question. A Day in the Life, is it right?
Oh, I'm sorry, George, I'm afraid that's an incorrect answer,
scores you 100 points, takes your total up to 131.
-Mais, non, George, quel dommage!
-Mais non. Non.
They now have it in French, don't they?
There is Pointless in France now,
-They call it...
-Do they really?
It's good, but you know in the French one,
they don't have a me, they've only got a you?
-I know, they've got some boy-band guy?
-The Croatian one's got a me.
-They don't have a you, though.
-Well, you couldn't do without you.
Oh, I see. You couldn't do it without a me.
No, no, no, I won't have that said.
I mean, everyone says it, but I... I tend to stick up for you.
-Oh, that's loyal.
-Pas de problem.
-Ah, oui, merci.
There's good news, which is that it doesn't matter what you score,
but we are going to need an answer from you.
I mean, you could, if you wanted to, talk us through that board
and fill in all the blanks.
The second one is something to do with playing a guitar.
The third one might be A Day in the Life.
The fourth one down, I think that might be Help!
just because I think that has an exclamation mark after it,
but I'm not sure,
so I'm going to go with the fifth one down as Yellow Submarine.
The Yellow Submarine. Sous-Marin Jaune.
No red line for you, you're already through.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Yellow Submarine.
There we are, 32.
Not bad at all.
Takes your total up to a nice, round 60.
Yeah, number one single in 1966. Very well done.
-Mrs Steele will be very angry with me.
-Your French teacher?
Yeah, my French teacher would be very angry with me.
-She'll be whatever the French for furious is!
-Now, the top one is...
-The Fool on the Hill.
-..The Fool on the Hill.
That would have scored you eight points.
Tandis Que Ma Guitare Pleure Doucement.
While My Guitar Gently Weeps.
While My Guitar Gently Weeps, of course it is.
It would have scored 21.
-Dans Ma Vie.
-In My Life.
-In My Life.
29. You're absolutely right about Au Secours!
It's just Help!
That would have scored you 18, so a lower-scoring board this time.
-It was fun, that round, wasn't it?
-For most people.
Miss Steele would have enjoyed that. She'd have been all over that.
-Mrs Steele would have aced it, wouldn't she?
She'll be at home going, "C'est tres facile!"
-"C'est TROP facile!"
-"C'est trop facile!"
Thank you very much indeed, so at the end of our second round,
the pair we are saying goodbye to with their high score of 131,
I'm sorry, Bob and George, it is you.
However, I'm quite sure we'll see much, much more of you next time.
-We'll come back stronger. Here's hoping.
I have no doubt, but thanks very much in the meantime.
Bob and George, wonderful contestants.
But for Lara and Emily, Tim and Aleisha,
it's now time for our head-to-head.
Very well done, Tim and Aleisha, Lara and Emily.
You're now one step closer to the final
and a chance to play for our jackpot,
which currently stands at £1,250.
Well, you know the deal here.
You can start playing as a team from here on in
and the first team to win two questions will be going through
to the final to play for that jackpot.
Lara and Emily, you're standing in that very spot last time.
Very best of luck. You are up against Tim and Aleisha,
who've given us our only pointless answer this time.
Actually, you've been our consistent low-scorers in each round.
So, yes, you're going to have your work cut out, but it could happen.
Best of luck to both players. Let's play the head-to-head.
OK, here comes your first question and it concerns...
US female talk-show hosts, Richard.
Yeah, we're going to should you five pictures now of US talk-show hosts.
-Can you name the most obscure of these?
-Thanks very much.
Let's reveal our five pictures and here they are. We've got...
There we are. Five female US talk-show hosts.
Tim and Aleisha, you've been our low-scorers, so you will go first.
Feel free to confer.
-(D is Sally Jesse Raphael.
-E is Chelsea Handler.)
-(Which one do you think?
-I think D.
-Sally Jesse Raphael?
So we think D is Sally Jesse Raphael.
Sally Jesse Raphael, you're saying, for D. Sally Jesse Raphael.
Lara and Emily, do you want to have a shot at all the other ones?
-Do you want to talk us through that board?
A is Ellen DeGeneres,
B is Tyra Banks,
C is Oprah Winfrey
and E is Chelsea Handler.
Shall we go for Chelsea Handler?
Yeah, I don't know if that screen to beat D, but...
Yeah, we'll go E, Chelsea Handler.
E, Chelsea Handler say Lara and Emily.
So we have Sally Jesse Raphael and Chelsea Handler.
Tim and Aleisha said Sally Jesse Raphael for D.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
Oh, that's a fantastic score!
7 for Sally Jesse Raphael.
Very well done indeed.
Now, Lara and Emily, meanwhile, have gone far Chelsea Handler for E.
Let's see if that's right,
let's see how many people said Chelsea Handler.
It's a good answer.
It's got to beat 7, though.
Oh, look, and it does!
3 for Chelsea Handler!
Very well done indeed, Lara and Emily.
Yeah, you broke their serve there.
After one question, you are up 1-0.
Best two answers on the board as well,
so well played, both teams there. Let's take a look at the scores
for the others. You've given us all the names. It is Ellen DeGeneres, A.
She would have scored you 55.
Tyra Banks would have been a pretty good answer,
she would have scored you 18.
And the biggest scorer, of course, Oprah Winfrey, and she scored 87.
Thanks very much indeed, Richard. So, here comes your second question.
Tim and Aleisha, you have to win this one,
but Lara and Emily get to answer first. So best of luck with that.
Your second question is all about...
It's all about tennis today, isn't it?
-Isn't it just? That's so weird!
We'll give you five clues now to facts about strawberries.
Can you give us the most obscure answer?
Let's reveal our five clues, and here they come.
We have got...
I'll read those one last time.
Lara and Emily will go first.
(Is the last one John Lennon?)
(I think... I don't know, it could be any of The Beatles.)
-(He was the most...
-He was killed in New York.)
(What about the ice cream?)
-I'll let you decide.)
Erm, we'll go for the last one, John Lennon.
John Lennon for the Strawberry Fields memorial.
Now then, Tim and Aleisha, do you want to talk us through that board
and fill in all the blanks?
So yeah, Eton mess we think is the first one,
Boston strawberries, haven't got a clue.
English city, again haven't got a clue.
Next one is Neapolitan.
We'll just say Eton mess for the top one.
OK, you're going to go for Eton mess. Eton mess.
OK, so we have John Lennon and Eton mess.
Lara and Emily said John Lennon.
Let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people agree with them.
It's all right. Could be lower.
Now, Tim and Aleisha have gone for Eton mess.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many people said Eton mess.
62 for Eton mess.
Which means, Lara and Emily, after only two questions
you're straight through to the final, 2-0.
Very well done indeed.
There's three big answers up there and two low answers.
Let's look through the big answers first.
We've heard two of them. The other big answer is Neapolitan.
It wouldn't have won you the point because it would have scored 53.
53 for that one. These other two were the better answers.
-The English city?
Cambridge, yeah, hosts the Strawberry Fair.
Would've scored you five.
-And Boston strawberries, do you know that?
-I don't know that one.
I didn't know that one. It is...
It would have scored you two points. That's a good name.
-I make start calling them Boston strawberries.
-There you go.
Imagine if you did that at a dinner party - "What are you having?"
"For starter, we're having Boston strawberries on toast."
Thanks very much indeed.
So, the pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head round,
what about that?
Tim and Aleisha, you really couldn't have put a foot less wrong.
I'll never eat a strawberry in the same way again.
Or a baked bean, I should think, either!
No, you've been fantastic. So strong all the way through.
It's great news for us because we'll see you again next time
when I'm sure you'll be in the head-to-head again
and possibly even beyond, but thanks meantime very much for playing.
We'll see you next time, Tim and Aleisha.
But for Lara and Emily, it's now time for our Pointless final.
Very, very well done, Lara and Emily.
You've fought off all the 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 standing at £1,250.
What would you like to see come up in this last round?
-Yeah, especially Friends.
Well, let's hope there's something up there you like the look of.
Today's selection reads like this...
Op... Ooh! Opera!
What would Midnight Movies be,
-movies with the word "midnight" or something?
-Albums From The...
-How good are you with opera, though?
I've just started! I know some operas.
-Do you want to go with Midnight Movies?
-Yeah, go on.
-We'll go Midnight Movies.
-OK, Midnight Movies. Midnight Movies.
The very best of luck.
We're looking for anyone credited in any of the following three
movies, please, according to IMDb.
We're looking for anybody credited as acting in Midnight Run
from 1988, anyone who acted in Midnight in Paris from 2011
or anyone from Midnight Cowboy from 1969.
So anyone with an acting credit according to
IMDb in any of those three films. Very best of luck.
Thanks very much indeed. Now, as always,
you've got up to one minute to come up with three answers and all you
need to win the jackpot is for just one of your answers to be pointless.
-Are you ready?
-OK, let's put 60 seconds up on the clock.
There they are. Your time starts now.
OK, I don't know any of them.
Midnight in Paris, that's got Tom Hiddleston in it.
-He plays F Scott Fitzgerald, I think.
..Owen Wilson, but that will be high.
I think it's got Rachel McAdams or someone like that.
Who's that woman, she was in Titanic and she plays, you know,
the lady in Titanic?
-Kathy Bates, I think she's in Midnight in Paris.
Midnight Cowboy, is that...?
Who's Angelina Jolie's dad?
-Jon Voight's in it, but that's going to be high.
Do you want to just take all three from...?
OK, so Kathy Bates,
-Owen Wilson would be too high.
Pick an actor.
Ten seconds left.
Just pick an actor.
Take one from Midnight... Take Jon Voight.
That'll be high, OK, but Jon Voight. That'll be high. Yeah.
OK, that's your time up. I now need your three answers
-and if you say which film you're talking about.
Midnight in Paris.
Midnight in Paris, you're going to go for...?
-And Tom Hiddleston.
-And Tom Hiddleston.
-And Midnight Cowboy, Jon Voight.
Of those three, which is your best shot at a pointless answer?
-Tom Hiddleston, I think.
-Tom Hiddleston, we'll put last.
-Least likely to be pointless?
Jon Voight, we'll put first.
OK, well, let's pop those up on the board in that order, then,
and here they are.
We've got Jon Voight, we've got Kathy Bates
and we've got Tom Hiddleston. Well, very, very best of luck.
Three good answers on the board, there.
Let's hope one of those at least is pointless
and will win that jackpot for you.
1,250 quid, that's quite a nice jackpot to be taking home.
What would you do with your share of that, Lara?
I've always wanted to go to New York and I've started saving,
so this would complete my savings and help me get there.
Emily, how about you?
Erm, I'd love to do a last family holiday
cos all my family are growing up and moving away
so it would be nice for us to go away somewhere for a bit.
Very nice. OK, well, as I say, very best of luck.
Your first answer was Jon Voight.
In this case, we were looking for cast members of Midnight Cowboy.
This was probably your least confident shot
at a pointless answer.
Remember, only one of these has to be pointless for you to win
that jackpot, but Jon Voight, if he is pointless,
it'll win you £1,250.
Let's see how many people said Jon Voight.
It's right. Now all it has to be is pointless.
If Jon Voight takes you down to 0, you will leave with £1,250.
Down we go through the 20s...
Not a pointless answer,
but Jon Voight was only filling a place for you, there.
It was either Jon Voight or Owen Wilson.
-I think you'd be very surprised if either of those was pointless.
We now, though, move onto very, very solid ground.
Kathy Bates was your next answer. We move to Midnight in Paris.
We're looking for cast members from that. Kathy Bates.
If this is pointless, it'll win you £1,250.
Let's see how many people said Kathy Bates.
You weren't entirely sure if Kathy Bates was going to be
a correct answer, but it must certainly is.
Jon Voight was correct and took us down to 25.
Kathy Bates taking us down through single figures, down we go,
still going down...
We've done it! Very well done indeed.
Very well done.
-Thank you so much.
Well, what about that?
New York, here we come! Family holiday, here we come!
Kathy Bates was a pointless answer.
It wins you that jackpot of £1,250.
Very well done, Lara and Emily.
You've been great throughout two shows now, so it's well earned.
Congratulations. Kathy Bates plays Gertrude Stein in that film.
As you say, Tom Hiddleston plays F Scott Fitzgerald
and he was also a pointless answer.
Let's take a look at the pointless answers for Midnight Run first.
It's a great film, Midnight Run.
All actors you would recognise if you see their faces.
Everyone in that film apart from Robert De Niro, Yaphet Kotto,
Robert Miranda, the wonderful Charles Grodin,
Jack Kehoe and John Ashton.
Everyone else was pointless.
Let's take a look at Midnight in Paris.
Adrien Brody is a pointless answer, he plays Salvador Dali in that film.
There's Kathy Bates, Marion Cotillard is a pointless answer,
Michael Sheen is a pointless answer.
Everyone pointless in that film apart from Owen Wilson,
who you mentioned, Rachel McAdams who you also mentioned,
and Carla Bruni are the only ones who scored points.
Everyone in that film apart from Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman.
Everybody else was a pointless answer.
Well done if you got any of those at home.
Congratulations, Lara and Emily,
been a pleasure having you on the show.
Thanks very much, Richard.
Thanks once again to our winning players, Lara and Emily,
who go away with today's jackpot of £1,250.
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.