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Thank you very much indeed. Hello, I am Alexander Armstrong
and welcome to Pointless, the show where the aim of the game
is to score as few points as you can, and you do that by coming up
with the answers no-one else can think of.
Let's meet today's players.
And couple number one.
Hiya, my name is Brendan, this is my brother Paddy,
-and we are both from Glasgow.
-Couple number two.
Hi, I am Sue, this is my son Jayme, and we are from Essex.
Couple number three.
Hi, I am Sonia, and this is Julie, my landlady and friend,
-and we are both from Pembrokeshire.
-And, finally, couple number four.
Hi, I am Ravi, and this is my daughter Sanam,
and we are from Edgware.
And these are today's contestants.
Well, thanks very much, all of you.
A very warm welcome to each and every one.
We will find out more about you
throughout the show as it goes along.
So that just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
He has somehow bagged a job
as a new Victoria's Secret underwear model for their larger sizes.
It is my pointless friend, it is Richard.
Hiya. Hi, everybody.
-Good afternoon to you.
-And to you.
Now, five jackpots in a row we have given away now.
Now, last time, Bob and George,
they won it on shipping forecast areas, which was lovely, wasn't it?
And Bob worked for many, many years out on the rigs and in the oilfields
and stuff like that, so a lovely question for them.
Great contestants, as well. So, can we make it six in a row?
We will find out today.
Two returning pairs. Paddy and Brendan we only saw very briefly.
They were on podium one last time,
got knocked out in round one last time.
On podium one again, fingers crossed we see a little bit more of you.
And then Sonia and Julie. In our second round,
which was about politicians, Sonia gave us a lovely answer
and then Julie realised she could have just said her own MP,
Stephen Crabb, and it would have been a pointless answer,
which is why you are back with us this time.
So it should be a cracker, yeah. Can we make it six in a row?
Let's hope we can. Thanks very much.
Bob and George, you will have gathered, won the jackpot last time,
so today's jackpot therefore starts off back at £1,000.
There it is. Right, if everyone is ready, let's play Pointless.
I say it at the beginning of every show,
but I am just going to say it again because, let's not forget it,
the pair with the highest score
at the end of each round will be eliminated.
Best of luck to all four pairs.
Our first category this afternoon...
Paddy and Brendan giving nothing away, everyone else in despair.
Can you all decide who is going to go first, who is going to go second?
And 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 acts
on BBC Radio 2's list of all-time
favourite Eurovision winners as they could.
Acts on BBC Radio 2's list of all-time
favourite Eurovision winners, Richard.
Just before the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest,
Radio 2 published its list of the top 40
Eurovision Song Contest winners of all time.
We're looking for any act who appeared in that top 40, please.
So, any act in that top 40. Very best of luck.
Thanks very much indeed. Now, Paddy, welcome back.
Our identical twins from Glasgow. You have been at Glasgow University.
Did you look at other universities and think of going elsewhere,
or was it quite nice being close to home?
No, I think, because I knew the city, so I thought...
-It is a good university as well, so...
-I decided to go for that.
-Very good. And what are your interests, Paddy?
I like cycling, football as well, play a lot of football.
And music, go to quite a lot of gigs.
OK, now, Paddy, Eurovision, is that something that is on your radar?
Not sure if I've got the first name right,
but I think there was an Irish winner - Johnny Logan.
Johnny Logan, says Paddy. Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Johnny Logan.
It is right. I think that is a good answer, Paddy.
See, look? Still going down. 21, there we are.
Great start to the round, great start to the show, Paddy.
-Well-played, Paddy, he's got two songs on that top 40.
He won it twice. Hold Me Now and What's Another Year?
Thanks very much indeed, Richard.
Now then, Sue, a warm welcome to Pointless. Here from Essex.
What do you do, Sue?
Well, most of my time these days is spent looking after my
six grandchildren, the little ones. I've got seven, but one is 15,
and the others are all four and under.
-Four and under!
-Six of them.
How nice. What are your grandchildren called?
-That is putting you on the spot, isn't it?
-Olive, who is only six weeks old.
Olive, only six weeks old.
-Charlie and Finley.
-Charlie and Finley.
Well, hello, all of Sue's grandchildren, if you're watching.
Now, Sue, so it is the all-time favourite
Eurovision winners according to Radio 2.
OK, I am going to go for Dana.
Dana, says Sue.
Dana, let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Dana.
It, too, is correct.
21 is what Johnny Logan scored. What will Dana...? 19, there we are.
Very good grouping.
Very good. Her song, All Kinds Of Everything,
got onto that chart at number 29.
In fact, we had Dana and Johnny Logan on a team.
We did, didn't we? They were great.
Both lovely, weren't they?
Very nice indeed. Sonia, welcome back.
-Remind us what you do, Sonia.
-I am a cleaner for Royal Mail.
-Is that in their big depot?
-Yeah, in the sorting office, yeah.
-I see, OK.
And what do you do in your spare time?
I like to go on nature walks,
-we've got a fantastic Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
So I have seen puffins and seals and I am hoping, this year now,
to see a couple of dolphins off Dinas, Cwm-yr-Eglwys.
Really, you see dolphins there?
Yeah, yeah, in the summertime you can.
I am going to go for...
-Lordi. Lordi, says Sonia.
Let's find out if Lordi is a correct answer.
I quite liked Lordi. Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Lordi.
-Yeah, it is up there.
Well, 21 is our high score, 19 is our low at this point.
You've passed 21, you've passed 19. 12!
A new low score. Very well done, Sonia.
Well-played, Sonia, and, of course, they won representing Finland
and they were number nine in the top 40 favourite Eurovision songs.
There we are. Thanks very much indeed, Richard.
-Now, Sanam, welcome to Pointless.
-Great to have you here.
What do you do, Sanam?
I have just finished my A-levels, so I am on holiday.
That is brilliant, isn't it? How exciting!
What are you doing over the summer?
Nice things to take your mind off that?
I am working with this charity at the moment, which is helping young
people get more involved in politics and stuff like that.
Good for you, very good. Now, what about the Eurovision?
-Is that something that interests you?
-Oh, not really.
I think I have a few answers, but I don't know
if they are going to be on the BBC all-time favourite list.
I am going to go with Conchita Wurst.
-Conchita Wurst. Let's see if that is right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people remembered Conchita Wurst.
It is right.
There we are, 20 for Conchita Wurst.
I was thinking that would be a high score,
but not the Wurst of the round!
Very good, yeah. Won in 2014, Conchita Wurst, Rise Like A Phoenix.
-It was number seven on that list of top 40 songs.
-There we are.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard. We are halfway through the round.
Let's see how we are with our scores.
12, the best score of that pass, Sonia. Very well done indeed.
Sonia and Julie looking pretty strong.
Then we travel up to 19, where we find Sue and Jayme,
up to 20, where we find Sanam and Ravi, and then up to 21.
Lovely, close grouping there, at the top end of the table.
Paddy and Brendan. You are in front, Brendan.
We need a low score from you once again.
I think you can do it, surely can do it.
A nice, low score, please, to keep you in the game.
Coming back down the line. Can the second players,
please, step up to the podium?
-Ravi, welcome to Pointless.
Good to have you here.
What do you do, Ravi?
I was a tax director at a multi-conglomerate company.
I am in-between jobs at the moment.
Are you going to make a
complete break with your next career, do you think?
I am going to take a month off and then start looking again.
Start looking again. Have you ever thought of
doing something completely different?
Or are you just going to go back, do you think, to...?
I am an accountant, I am going to play it safe.
OK, fair enough, Ravi.
Listen, there you are on 20, not a bad score.
What do you think you're going to go for?
-I will most probably go for Bucks Fizz.
-Bucks Fizz, says Ravi.
There is a red line for you there, but it is on Pointless,
so you can really see it.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Bucks Fizz.
41 for Bucks Fizz, takes your total up to 61.
Yeah, a pretty big score. Making Your Mind Up, of course,
they won with, and that was
number five on the Radio 2 list of best winners.
Thanks very much indeed, Richard.
-Now, Julie, welcome back to Pointless.
Remind us what you do, Julie.
I am a supervisor in kitchens.
-In an enormous kitchen.
-Rather large, yeah.
-Is it on a military site, on a military base?
Julie, remind us what you like getting up to
when you are not hard at work.
I enjoy murder mysteries, light-hearted murder.
-Midsomer Murders, Death In Paradise,
I really love Death In Paradise.
-I like Death In Paradise.
-First two series, especially.
Yes, when Ben Miller was on it, it is terrific.
A very charismatic man, isn't he?
You don't get that sort of gig, where you go
and film in the Caribbean, if you are not very, very charismatic.
-And likeable behind the scenes, as well.
That is the key, isn't it? That is the key.
How on Earth did you get on with him?
-He gets on with anyone, right?
-Yeah, he does.
-Of course he does.
Now, Julie, there you are on 12.
Our high scorers at the moment are Ravi and Sanam, behind you, on 61.
-If you can score 48 or less, you are...
-I've got two in mind
and I am not sure if one would be or not,
so I am going to go for Cliff Richard.
Little buzz, murmur of appreciation from our audience.
Here comes your red line.
If you can get below this red line with Cliff Richard,
you are through to round two.
How many people said Cliff Richard?
It is like William Hague all over again.
Oh, Julie, I am so sorry.
It scores you 100 points, I am afraid,
and takes your total up to 112.
Yeah, never won Eurovision. Cliff came second, very famously,
so he was not a winner.
The good news is, your MP, Stephen Crabb, is not on the list
this time round. That is unlucky.
That is very unlucky, I am sorry, Julie.
-Jayme, welcome. Great to have you here, from Basildon.
What do you do, Jayme?
I work for a telecoms company, a mobile phone company,
-and manage a team of reporting analysts.
What do they do?
We sort of do as many reports as we can for both internal
and for some of our corporate customers as well.
I see, I see, very good. So looking at revenues and things like that?
-Those sorts of...
-All that sort of really interesting...
Exciting. Exciting stuff, Jayme.
What do you do when you're not with your team of analysts?
I am responsible for three of the grandchildren,
so that takes a bit of time.
Very good. Does that include the 15-year-old?
-It does, yes.
-And two under four.
Yes, one four, one three.
-One four, one three. Yes, that is still pretty full-time.
Add a little bit of running at the moment as well.
Hoping to do the London Marathon next year.
OK, well, there you are on 19.
You have to score 92 or less to stay with us. Do you think you can do it?
It is not my favourite thing in the world,
so I am going to go for Katrina And The Waves.
Katrina And The Waves, says Jayme.
Here's your red line. Get below that, with Katrina And The Waves,
and you are here for round two.
How many of our 100 people said Katrina And The Waves?
It is right, you are through.
23. Takes your total up to 42.
Well done, Jayme. Won in 1997 with Love Shine A light.
There we are. Thanks very much indeed, Richard.
Now, Brendan. Brendan, remind us what you do.
-I have just graduated with a degree in literature.
-And you have started writing short stories.
Have you got an idea for any,
do you have any plans for longer form compositions?
Yes, I am sort of working on a piece that will probably, hopefully,
-be a novel one day.
-Very good. And do you have an agent at this stage?
Not at this stage, no. I am quite happy just drafting away on my own.
Very good. Are you good at making yourself sit down and do the work?
Yes, yes. Doing a lot of reading, and there was a
creative writing module with the degree,
so I just sort of took it from there.
That is very good. Just keeping working.
Are you good at doing that thing that I would be terrible at,
which is not just rewriting
the first page again and again and again?
-I am quite good at that, actually.
-Good first pages.
Good first pages - the rest are just awful.
That is why they are short stories!
Yeah! Now, there you are on 21.
You need to score 90 or less. 90 or less.
Can you do it?
So, I knew one answer and it is gone, that was Bucks Fizz, so I have
Sandie Shaw or Bananarama now.
I am not sure if one of them won it,
but, if I have to score 90 or less,
the answer I am thinking might score
above that, so it is just deciding which to go for.
So I think I will go for...
Thank you, Brendan, you have gone for ABBA.
Neither Sandie Shaw, nor, strangely, Bananarama.
There is your red line, nice and high.
Get below that with ABBA and you are in clover.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said ABBA.
It is right, you are through!
Look at that, ABBA. Down it goes, 56.
Very well done indeed. Takes your total up to 77.
They won with Waterloo in 1974, ABBA, very safe and sound.
Sandie Shaw would have scored you 37 points,
would have been a good answer.
Bananarama would have scored you 100, it would have been incorrect.
Lots of pointless answers, let's take a look at a few of them.
Anne-Marie David, who won for Luxembourg in 1973,
Charlie McGettigan and Paul Harrington,
who won with Rock And Roll Kids for Ireland in 1994.
Charlotte Nilsson won for Sweden.
Helena Paparizou, she had the number one song on the list.
Her song, which is Called My Number One.
It is the number one song on the list.
I don't know the song,
but I am going to have a listen to it straight after this
because, if it is better than Waterloo, it must be a good song.
Waterloo, number two on the list.
Marie Myriam won for France in 1977.
-Milk And Honey won for Israel in 1979.
-Dave Milk and Sam Honey.
Yeah, Dave Milk, Sam Honey.
Niamh Kavanagh also won for Ireland,
this is back in the day when Ireland and the UK could win this thing.
She won in 1993. Sertab Erener from Turkey won it, and Teach-In,
who for the Netherlands, famously, with Ding-A-dong.
That was a pointless answer, well done if you said that.
Now, let's take a look at the top three answers,
the ones that most of our 100 people said.
I think we have heard all three of them. Sandie Shaw, 37,
Bucks Fizz, 41,
and ABBA on 56.
-No Cliff, no Cliff!
Well, thanks very much indeed, Richard.
I am afraid the pair leaving us at the end of our first round,
it's Julie and Sonia, with their high score of 112.
I am sorry. Sonia, low scorer, when we were halfway through the round.
Julie, I am afraid we had a William Hague moment there.
Anyway, I am sorry. We have to say goodbye to you far, far too soon,
but thank you so much for playing.
Wonderful contestants. Julie and Sonia.
But, for the remaining three pairs, it is now time for round two.
So here we are in round two and none of the pairs in front of me
have been in round two before,
so a very warm welcome, particularly Paddy and Brendan.
Very, very well played.
Jayme and Sue, our low scorers in that round, so well done to you.
Best of luck to all three pairs.
Our category for round two this afternoon...
That's a good category. People. Can you all decide in your pairs
who is going first, who is going to go second?
And, whoever is going first, please, step up to the podium.
OK, and the question concerns...
Famous Roberts, Richard.
On each pass, we are going to show you six clues
to famous people known as Robert.
Can you identify the most obscure, please?
There will be 12 in all to have a go at home, so very best of luck.
OK, let's reveal our first board of six clues,
people called Robert...
and here we go.
I will read those all one last time.
Paddy, we come to you.
There are two or three I have got an idea on.
I think I will go with the Romantic composer, Robert Wagner.
Robert Wagner, says Paddy. Robert Wagner.
Let's see if that's right. Let's see how many people said Robert Wagner.
I am sorry, not Wagner. That scores you 100 points.
Yes, Richard Wagner, I am afraid, not Robert. Unlucky.
Thanks very much indeed. Now, Sue.
-Hm. Not good.
-A whole board of Bobs?
I am hopeless with names.
I forget my own sometimes.
So, what shall we go for? I might have to make one up.
Although something is at the back of my mind,
but I don't know if it is right. I will go with it.
Prime Minister, was it Chamberlain? Robert Chamberlain?
OK, Robert Chamberlain, let's see if that's right.
Good news for the twins. Could be back in the game.
100 points, I am afraid, for you, Sue.
This is going terrifically well, isn't it(?) Really good stuff.
Neville Chamberlain is the Prime Minister.
He was a Prime Minister, though, wasn't he?
Neville Chamberlain was, yeah. I tell you what,
you were brilliant on your grandchildren, though.
-Named all of those.
Ravi, please, this board is all yours.
When I say it is all yours, I mean it is all yours.
You can romp through that
and fill in all the answers for us, if you like.
I think I know all of them.
The first one, Led Zeppelin, I think is Robert something.
You know the rest.
The only one that I really do know, the actor who plays the title role,
I think it was Robert Lindsay.
OK, you're going to go for Robert Lindsay.
Let's see if that is right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Robert Lindsay.
It is right! I had almost forgotten what that tower sounded like.
There we are, 32.
-32 for Robert Lindsay.
-Well played, Ravi,
bringing some sanity towards the end of that round.
-How good you are on...?
-I can do pretty well, I think, on this.
-Of course it is. It would have scored you 31.
-The Back To The Future?
Yeah, Robert Zemeckis. It would have scored 25. The Prime Minister.
Would have scored you nothing at all, pointless answer, amazingly.
-German Romantic composer?
-Schumann, Robert Schuman.
Eight points for that. And the BBC economics editor?
And Robert Peston.
The lovely Robert Peston. 21 points for him.
The thing I love about Robert Peston is he delivers his reports as if he is opening his post at the same time.
He was good. He came on Pointless Celebrities.
-He was very good.
-He was very good.
-We like Robert Peston a lot.
Thank you very much indeed.
We are halfway through the round. Let's take a look at those scores.
32, the best score of that pass. Very well done, Ravi.
That was you and Sanam at the top of the table
because, at the bottom of the table, they are tied.
Sue and Jayme, Paddy and Brendan, all on 100.
Jayme, Brendan, very, very best of luck.
We will come back down the line.
Can the second players, please, step up to the podium?
OK, we are going to put six more clues up on the board
and here they are.
We have got six more Roberts.
I will read those all again.
There we are. Sanam, that is all yours.
67 is what you want to score.
67 or less.
I only know one, but I am hoping that it is going to be enough.
He is one of my favourite poets
and I am going to go for Robert Browning.
Robert Browning, says Sanam.
Robert Browning. Here is your red line.
Get below that, you are through to the head-to-head.
How many people said Robert Browning?
It is right.
Through you go.
32. You have equal your father's
impressive low score on the first pass,
takes your total up to 64.
Well played, Sanam.
Only knowing one is absolutely fine in this round, it turns out.
Robert Browning, of course, married Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
He sent her a telegram saying how much he loved her poems,
-and how much he loved her, before they had even met.
-A very old-fashioned version of a text.
-And it worked!
-She loved it.
-She absolutely loved it.
-There we go. Now, Jayme...
-Jayme, you are joint high scorers at this point.
It has got to be low.
I have got an idea on two, but I am not sure on either.
I am going to go for the Jason Bourne author -
I think it is Robert Lundrum.
OK, Robert Lundrun.
No red line, you're joint high-scorers.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Robert Lundrum.
Jayme, I am sorry. I am sorry,
Lundrum is where we are.
That is an incorrect answer,
it scores you 100 points, takes your total up to 200.
Not Lundrum, I am afraid, Jayme. I will give all the correct answers
-at the end of the pass.
-Thanks very much indeed.
Now, Brendan, that has given you a little bit of breathing space there.
You are no longer the high scorers.
What would you like to go for?
You have to score 99 or less.
So there are three that I have an idea on
and it is just deciding which one I am most confident on,
because as long as it is right that should be enough.
So, I will go for the American author who created the Jason Bourne
series of novels and say Robert Ludlum.
Here is your red line. If you can get below that with Robert Ludlum,
you are into our head-to-head. How many people said Robert Ludlum?
There you go, it's right.
16. 116 is your total.
Very nicely done, Brendan. Very well played.
What were the other ones that you had a thought on?
I think the actor is actually Robert Wagner.
It is! It is Robert Wagner.
Exactly that. Robert Wagner, Richard Wagner, often mixed up.
29 points that would have scored you.
And any of the others ringing a bell?
-Freddy Krueger, is that Robert Englund?
-Robert Englund, yeah.
-And Robert Smith is The Cure.
You would have scored 28 points for that.
Robert Smith is The Cure, 19 points for that.
And the Polish racing driver was Robert Kubica,
and that would have scored you seven.
That is the best answer on the board, so well done if you said that.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard. So, at the end of our second round,
the pair we are saying goodbye to,
I am afraid, it's Jayme and Sue. 200 club members.
-That is good going.
-It is an achievement!
You didn't like our Roberts.
-I didn't like your Roberts.
I am so sorry.
We will see you again next time, I am sure you will do much better.
Thank you very much for playing.
Jayme and Sue, lovely having you on the show.
But for Sanam and Ravi, Paddy and Brendan,
it is now time for our head-to-head.
Very well done, Sanam and Ravi, Paddy and Brendan.
You are now one step closer to the final and a chance to
play for our jackpot, which currently stands at £1,000.
Well, from here on in, you know what happens.
You can start conferring before giving answers
and the first pair to win two questions plays for that jackpot.
Paddy and Brendan, it was a round one exit from you last time.
Sanam and Ravi, your first appearance on the show
and our low scorers, I think, pretty consistently, the whole way through.
Best of luck to both pairs. Let's play the head-to-head.
Here comes your first question and it concerns...
-I am going to show you five pictures
of amphibians, also going to give you the first letters
of each of their names. Can you tell us the most obscure?
Let's reveal our five amphibians and here they come.
There we are, five amphibians.
Sanam and Ravi, you will go first.
Feel free to confer.
(I know... I know C, D.)
(I know C and D.)
Um, we know two, and maybe half of one,
but we are going to play it fairly safe and go for D,
and say red-eyed tree frog.
Red-eyed tree frog, say what you see. Yeah, OK.
Sanam and Ravi saying red-eyed tree frog.
Paddy and Brendan, talk us through that board, if you can.
I think C would be green toad, pretty obvious.
I don't think that will win. We will go with B.
B...say what you see again.
-Red-skinned newt for B.
-OK, B, red-skinned newt.
So we have red-eyed tree frog and red-skinned newt.
Now then, Sanam and Ravi said red-eyed tree frog -
let's see if that is right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said that.
It is right.
45 for the red-eyed tree frog.
Paddy and Brendan, meanwhile, have gone for the red-skinned newt, B.
Let's see if that is a red-skinned newt,
let's see how many people spotted it.
Oh, bad luck.
Bad luck. It certainly looks like that's what it could be,
but a red-skinned newt, I am afraid, it ain't.
Sanam and Ravi, well done. After one question, you are up one-nil.
It is interesting that those things, it is about what fits in those
words, and it is not the red-skinned newt,
it is the red-spotted newt.
Spots along its back there.
Ten points, it would have won you the point.
And, interestingly, green toad also would have won you the point,
and I think that is because...
Let's take a look at the score for it, it is a green toad.
It would have scored 15 points,
but I think it could have been a great toad,
could have been a giant toad,
it could have been a ghost toad.
-Not one of those, I hate those!
-Horrible, aren't they?
-You can only hear them.
And they can jump through walls.
Ooh, ghost toad.
A, you can probably work out.
You can work out what it is and then what it looks like.
-Salamander, I've got.
-And what does it look like?
-Yes, there we go.
Tiger salamander would have scored you 19 points.
I don't know who's done the tiger salamander's nails,
but those are beautiful. Look at that.
They're lovely, aren't they? Spends a lot of time on its nails.
-At the salamander salon.
And, E, well, that is a newt as well.
But that first word is very difficult.
I was thinking Amazon, maybe, all sorts of things it could be.
It is a pointless answer and
that is because it is in Alpine newt.
Very well done if you said that at home.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
Here comes your second question.
Paddy and Brendan, you have to win this one.
But you get to answer it first, so that's slightly in your favour.
-We are going to show you five clues, now,
to facts about the city of Amsterdam.
Can you give us the most obscure answer?
OK, let's reveal our five clues and here they come.
I will read those one last time.
Paddy and Brendan.
We will go for the football manager and that is Louis van Gaal.
Louis van Gaal. Louis van Gaal, say Paddy and Brendan.
Now, Sanam and Ravi, do you think you can talk us
through the rest of that board?
-The country is the Netherlands,
The Diary Of A Young Girl is Anne Frank.
And we think that the river is the Danube.
So we are going to play it safe and we are going to say Anne Frank.
You're going to go for Anne Frank. Sidestepping the Danube there.
OK, so, Louis van Gaal and Anne Frank.
Paddy and Brendan went for Louis van Gaal, the Man United manager -
let's see if that's right. Let's see how many people said it.
It is right.
41 for Louis van Gaal, which means, Sanam and Ravi,
with your answer, Anne Frank, you have to beat 41.
It is right. Oh, 77.
High score there, which brings Paddy and Brendan
back into the game. Very well done.
After two questions, it is one-all.
Only one answer would have beaten Louis van Gaal, it is
not the top one, which is the Netherlands,
would have scored you 81.
And it is not the airport, either,
-that was have scored 55.
It is the river that flows through Amsterdam.
-It is the Amstel, I am afraid, yeah.
It would have scored 11. The name coming from a dam on the Amstel.
Thank you very much indeed. Here comes your third question.
Whoever wins this one goes through to the
final and plays for that jackpot.
Best of luck to both pairs. It concerns...
UK political parties, Richard.
We are going to show you the name of five political parties,
all of whom fielded candidates in the 2015 general election,
but they are in anagram form. Can you tell us what they are, please?
OK, let's reveal our five anagrams and here they come.
I will read those one last time.
Sanam and Ravi will go first.
-We can't work out any of the others, we only know one, so we are
going to go for calm deliberators and the Liberal Democrats.
Calm deliberators, Liberal Democrats.
Now, Paddy and Brendan, do you want to
talk us through the rest of that board?
We think that the top one is Plaid Cymru,
not sure if the pronunciation is right there.
The second one, Labour Party.
The fourth one is Scottish National Party.
And the fifth one, not really sure at all, so we will go with...
Plaid Cymru. So, we have the Liberal Democrats and we have Plaid Cymru.
Sanam and Ravi have gone for the Liberal Democrats -
let's see how many of our 100 people got that.
It is right.
Paddy and Brendan, meanwhile, have gone for Plaid Cymru.
Let's see if that's right, for the top one.
Let's see how many of our 100 people got it.
It is right.
And it wins you the point and sees you through to the final.
Very well done indeed. 21 there.
Brilliant anagram work there from Paddy and Brendan and it means,
after three questions, you are through to the final, 2-1.
You took us very nicely through the board there, gents.
Plaid Cymru, 21, Labour Party, you were right about,
would have scored you 35.
You were right about the Scottish National Party -
it would have scored you seven points.
And the bottom one is a pointless answer, Democratic Unionist Party.
The DUP. Very, very well done if you said that.
There we go. Thank you very much indeed.
So the pair leaving us, at the end of the head-to-head round,
it is Sanam and Ravi.
We will see you again next time, which we will look forward to.
In the meantime, thanks very much indeed
for playing so well. Sanam and Ravi.
But for the twins, Paddy and Brendan,
it is time for our Pointless final.
Very, very well done, Paddy and Brendan.
You have seen off all the competition and won our
coveted Pointless trophy.
Now though, you have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot
and, at the end of today's show, the jackpot is standing still at £1,000.
Well, there we are. If you were to win it,
it would be our sixth consecutive jackpot win,
which would be exciting. We'd be getting close to a record.
What would you like to see come up in this last round?
-Any particular strong suits?
-I think football, maybe, or geography.
Some kind of geography, perhaps.
OK, you know the deal, four options appear on the board behind me.
Let's hope there is something up there you like the look of.
Today's selection looks like this.
-None of them.
-Sport, hopefully there is something to do with football.
Maybe just go with that?
Japan, it is a bit of geography but too narrow, I think,
-so go with sport in 1996.
-OK, sport in 1996, Richard.
Good luck, gents. Just out of interest, what year were you born?
-Blimey, so eight years old.
Eight years old. Let's hope your memories were fresh.
We are looking for the following, please.
Anyone who scored a goal in the Euro '96 tournament, please,
anyone who scored a goal in the finals of that,
except for penalty shoot-out scorers.
Any British medallist of any colour at the 1996 Summer Olympics,
so gold, silver or bronze.
Or we are looking for any 1996
Formula One World Championship driver,
so anyone who drove in that championship, please.
So Euro '96 goal-scorers, British medallists in the Olympics
and World Championship drivers. Very best of luck.
OK, now, as always, you have up to one minute
to come up with three answers - all you need to win that jackpot
is for just one of those answers to be pointless.
-Are you ready?
-Let's put 60 seconds up on the clock.
There they are. Your time starts now.
Euro '96. Oliver Bierhoff. Karel Poborsky. Patrik Berger.
Don't know if they scored. Patrick Kluivert definitely scored.
-Scotland were in it. Ally McCoist - did he score?
Who else? Did we score any other goals, Scotland, '96?
-Think we only scored one.
-Gascoigne scored against Scotland.
Who else scored in that game?
They won 3-1, I think. So I would definitely go Ally McCoist as one.
I know Patrick Kluivert scored for Holland
because they beat Switzerland 4-1.
-Bierhoff scored that goal in the final.
-Karel Proborsky because...
-Did he score?
-I don't know.
-Could be obscure. Bierhoff.
Who else was in that Czech team? Or the German team?
Who definitely scored?
We know McCoist scored, Kluivert scored
-..Paul Gascoigne, someone else in England, Euro '96.
He scored that goal. A lot of people would say that.
-Kluivert. Ally McCoist. Any others?
Scotland. Who else?
John Collins, was he playing for us?
He only scored one goal, I think.
-McCoist, Patrick Kluivert and Oliver Bierhoff.
-OK, that is your time up.
I now need your three answers. What are you going to give me?
We're going for the top category, Euro '96 goal-scorers.
-For all three.
-For all three, please.
-And your answers are?
-And Oliver Bierhoff.
-And Oliver Bierhoff.
Of those three, which is your best shot at a pointless answer?
-Ally McCoist, probably.
-That would be nice, wouldn't it?
Ally McCoist last.
-I think we would go Patrick Kluivert and then Bierhoff....
-In the middle.
..as is the least likely, because he scored...
Bierhoff, the least likely.
OK, let's pop those answers up on the board in that order, then,
and here they are.
We have got Oliver Bierhoff, Patrick Kluivert and Ally McCoist.
Three good answers up there.
£1,000 to be played for.
What would you do if you won that jackpot, Paddy?
I think I would maybe book wee holiday
for myself and my girlfriend, maybe go a few places,
a wee jaunt through Europe.
Very nice. Brendan?
Similar, I have not been abroad with my girlfriend,
we have been together four years, so I think we would plan a wee trip.
-Maybe meet up with these guys in Europe somewhere.
-Very nice indeed.
OK, well, in all three cases, we were
looking for goal-scorers in the Euro '96 finals.
Your first answer was Oliver Bierhoff.
This is the one you thought was probably least likely
to be pointless. Only one of these answers has to be pointless
to win that jackpot.
Let's find out, for £1,000, how many people said Oliver Bierhoff?
It is right. All it has to do now is go all the way down to zero
and you could leave you with £1,000.
Down it goes, Oliver Bierhoff, through the teens, we are
into single figures and still going down, down,
APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
Fabulous, there we go, brilliant. Nailed it. Very, very well done.
Wow, congratulations. That is six jackpot winners
on the bounce for us, which is quite exciting.
A wonderful pointless answer there with Oliver Bierhoff.
That means you guys are going off on holiday with your girlfriends.
You have won that £1,000 jackpot.
Very well done indeed, Paddy and Brendan. Superb.
Brilliant work, Paddy and Brendan, well done.
Turned out very nicely, that category. You never forget
a football tournament when you're eight years old, you never, ever do.
Patrick Kluivert, also a pointless answer, very well done.
And if we had had to go all the way through to Ally McCoist,
you wanted to win the money on Ally McCoist,
and you would have done because he was also a pointless answer.
You mentioned Karol Poborsky, he would have been
a pointless answer as well. You can have four pointless answers,
it just doesn't fit in the show.
Let's take a look at some other pointless answers for the Euro '96.
Lots of people would have done well in this, I suspect.
There is Ally McCoist and Karol Poborsky,
Patrick Kluivert, Stefan Kuntz.
Could have had Andreas Muller, Christian Ziege, Christope Dugarry,
Davor Suker. You could have had Hristo Stoichkov, Jordi Cruyff,
Laurent Blanc, Luis Figo was a pointless answer.
Matthias Sammer, Patrick Berger, Pavel Nedved,
Pierluigi Casiraghi was a pointless answer,
Vladimir Smicer, Youri Djorkaeff, Zvonimir Boban -
all of those pointless answers. Well done if you said any of those.
British medallists, now.
Didn't really touch on any of these, did we?
Ben Ainslie is a pointless answer, Chris Boardman,
the lovely Iwan Thomas, Jonny Searle,
Greg Searle also a pointless answer.
Du'aine Ladejo, Jamie Baulch, Max Sciandri, Neil Broad, Tim Foster,
so lots of pointless answers there.
And the Formula One World Championship drivers.
Lots of pointless answers again, here.
Johnny Herbert, Jos Verstappen, Mika Salo, Pedro Diniz.
You could have had Giancarlo Fisichella, Luca Badoer,
Martin Brundle was a pointless answer.
Olivier Panis, Perdo Lamy, Tarso Marques and Ukyo Katayama -
all of those pointless answers.
Very well done if you got any of those. And six jackpots in a row.
Fantastic. Well, thanks once again to our winning players,
Paddy and Brendan, who go away with
today's jackpot of £1,000. Very well done.
APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
Join us next time, when we will be putting more
obscure knowledge to the test on Pointless.
-Meanwhile, it is goodbye from Richard...
..and it is 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.