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 we ignore the obvious.
Let's meet today's players.
Couple number one.
Hi, I'm Sally. This is my partner, Alan.
And we're from Newquay.
Couple number two.
Hi, my name is Phil. This is my granddaughter, Polly.
-And we're from Cambridgeshire.
-Couple number three.
Hi, I'm Gavin. This is Luke, he's my old boss.
We both come from London.
And finally, couple number four.
I'm Pippa. This is my housemate, Susie, and we're from North London.
And these are today's contestants.
Thanks very much, all of you. A very warm welcome.
We'll find out more about you throughout the show as
it goes along. So that just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
His knowledge is as flawless as his complexion,
it's my Pointless friend, it's Richard.
You know what, a lot of my knowledge is very similar to my complexion
in that it's made up.
Now, we've got one pair returning from our last show.
It was fun, that last show.
Su and Pippa are back. They got knocked out in the head-to-head.
They suffered the ignominy of being knocked out on a round about chairs.
-An exciting round. A very, very exciting round.
-Tough to lose on a question about chairs.
Especially as Aled, who beat them, is a school caretaker.
So, I mean, come on. Specialist knowledge.
Lovely Steve and Aled got through to the jackpot round.
They had a question on boxers,
and Aled really knew his stuff on boxers, actually.
But gave us a very, very obscure boxer but with the wrong first name.
Got exactly the right surname. Wrong first name.
So missed out on the jackpot, unfortunately.
I say unfortunately, you lot are delighted. I know that.
And it's always worth noting when we've got a
grandparent-grandchild relationship on the show.
We always love that. So welcome along to Polly and Phil.
-Very nice. Thanks very much indeed, Richard.
As you've gathered, Aled and Steve didn't win the jackpot last time.
So we add another £1,000 to that.
So today's jackpot starts off at £2,000. There we are.
Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.
I say it every time, just so people don't forget.
But here is the cardinal rule of Pointless.
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 is...
Can you all decide in your pairs who's going to go first and second?
Whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.
OK, and the question concerns...
People Who Share Their Names With UK Prime Ministers. Richard.
We're going to show you a series of pairs of surnames now.
The first in the pair is a UK prime minister.
The second in the pair is a famous person. But they share a first name.
Can you tell us what that first name is, please?
Seven pairs on the first board, seven on the second.
14 in all to have a go at at home. Very good luck.
Thank you very much. OK.
We are looking for the first name shared by these people.
One of whom is a prime minister.
Here's our first board of seven. We have...
I'll read those one last time.
Wilson Pinter. There's a jazz musician, isn't there?
-And on cornet...
-Mr Wilson Pinter.
MIMICS PLAYING CORNET
Now, Sally, welcome to Pointless.
-Lovely to have you here from Newquay, in Cornwall.
-We are indeed.
-And what do you do down there?
-I'm semi-retired but also an artist.
-What medium do you work in?
I work with brightly coloured plastic which I bend
and make installations from.
So how do you make the plastic?
I use a heat-gun and then I heat it and bend it,
fasten it together and use copper wiring.
My last piece was hanging across two rooms.
Amazing. So they're pretty large scale?
-They can be, yeah.
This feels like quite a nice round, doesn't it?
-I can cope with this.
-Happy with this?
I'm going to go for Alec for Douglas-Home and Guinness.
OK. Alec Douglas-Home, Alec Guinness.
Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said that.
Not bad. Halfway down the column.
Good start to the round.
Yeah, he was prime minister for 363 days, Alec Douglas-Home.
-Just short of a year.
Thank you, Richard. Now, Phil. Welcome to Pointless.
Lovely to have you here. What do you do, Phil?
I'm a retired IT consultant. But I'm also a magistrate.
When did you get onto the bench? That's what you say, isn't it?
I retired quite early.
Being made redundant sort of concentrated my mind.
Then when I had more time, I became a magistrate.
-How often do you sit?
-Two or three times a month.
Then there's some other duties as well.
That's nice. And what else do you fill your retirement with?
I'm keen on sport. But these days, it's mostly just watching.
Bit of cricket, bit of rugby.
Very good. OK, what would you like to go for on this board?
I think I'll go for the next one down.
Arthur Wellesley and Conan Doyle.
OK, Wellesley, Conan Doyle. Phil is saying Arthur.
Let's see how many of our 100 people got Arthur.
Yeah, better known
as the Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley.
Funnily enough, Conan Doyle was in a cricket team.
He was in one of the very first celebrity cricket teams.
JM Barrie was in the team, PG Wodehouse played for the team.
Jerome K Jerome played for the team.
Dale Winton scoring as well, which was nice.
Very nice. There we are. Thank you very much indeed.
Now then. Luke, welcome to Pointless. Great to have you here.
What do you do, Luke?
-I work in the civil service.
-I see. And you were Gavin's boss?
-Does that mean you've moved on or does that mean he's moved on?
No, we moved Gav on.
Which department of the civil service?
I work in renewable energy, so wind farms and so on.
-You're on the side of the good guys.
-That's right. Yeah.
-Luke, what are your interests?
-I've got three kiddies at home,
so quite a busy man in terms of family life.
In terms of interests,
Gav and I enjoy a bit of karaoke every now and then.
What's your song, Luke?
I'm a big My Way fan.
-I do like a bit of My Way.
-OK. Very good.
Now, Luke, is this going your way? Do you see what I did there?
-That was really good.
-That was good. I mean...
I think I'll go for the top one, which is William.
William for Gladstone and Shatner.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said William.
Well, 66 is our hi...
82. I'm guessing that's all Shatner, isn't it?
I can't imagine William Gladstone was a big draw there.
I think he might be the only famous Shatner in the world.
Thank you very much, Richard. Now, Pippa.
-Hello. Thank you.
-Head-to-head last time.
-Pippa, remind us what you do.
I do American studies at the University of Manchester.
-And you've got one more year to go?
-Yeah, I'm going into my final year.
That's right. After you finish, what do you think you're going to do?
Has America piqued your interest?
Yes, I definitely want to go over there.
I'd love to be a journalist over there, foreign correspondent,
something like that.
-That would be quite fun.
-That would be quite fun.
-And what are your interests, Pippa?
-I collect phone cases.
Yeah, I collect phone chargers as well, but it's not...
-I mean, you deliberately collect?
-I see. OK. That's fun.
I have a boxful in our house, phone cases.
-And as I get a new phone, the old ones become obsolete.
OK, Pippa, this board is all yours. Do you want to talk us through it?
I can talk you through the two I think I know.
I think Major, McEnroe would be John McEnroe.
Or Campbell-Bannerman, Ford would be Harrison Ford.
They're the only two I know.
So I think I will go with Harrison Ford.
Harrison Ford and Harrison Campbell-Bannerman.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Harrison.
I fear it's the wrong Ford.
I'm sorry, Pippa. That scored you 100 points.
Yeah, I'm afraid Harrison Campbell-Bannerman is
a firm of solicitors in Stirling.
It's not Harrison Ford. It is...
-Oh sorry. Henry Ford.
-Henry Ford and Henry Campbell-Bannerman.
That would've scored you 15. You were right about Major and McEnroe.
Of course it's John.
Big scorer, though. Would've scored you 73.
Wilson and Pinter.
Harold Wilson, Harold Pinter. 79 points for that.
-And Grey and Dance.
Charles. Of course it is. 48 points.
Charles Grey of course being Earl Grey,
who the tea was named after.
Three of our 100 people said Christian Grey for that one.
Thank you. We're halfway through the round.
Let's take a look at the scores as they stand.
What about this? 50 is the lowest score of the round, Sally.
Hats off to you.
Up to 66, Phil and Polly looking good as well.
82, Luke and Gavin. Not the highest scorers because,
I'm afraid, Pippa and Su, that is you.
-You're not way ahead though. Just 18 behind.
-So, Su, a very low score from you...
..could keep you in the game.
Best of luck with that. We'll come back down the line now.
Can the second players step up to the podium?
OK, we're going to put seven more pairs of surnames up on the board.
Here they come.
I'll read those all one last time.
These are all jazz musicians, aren't they? This lot.
There we go. Now, Su, welcome back.
-Remind us what you do.
-I work for The Tutor Trust in the third sector.
That's right. And you have literally just graduated, haven't you?
That's right. What are your interests, Su?
I used to be chair of the Manchester Pantomime Society.
Wow. And that's now behind you?
I was also the back end of the panto horse for three years running.
So do you have a lifelong fascination and
-enthusiasm for pantomime, do you?
Very good. Su, what would you like to go for on this board?
We need a low score from you.
I only know the highest scoring so...
The top one, Tony Blair.
The first name that is shared by those pairs of people,
one of whom is a prime minister, is Tony.
No red line for you as you are the high scorers.
Let's see how far down the column you get with
Tony Bennett, Tony Blair.
81. I tell you what...
APPLAUSE Not as high as Gladstone, Shatner.
Tony Blair - prime minister, Tony Bennett - celebrity.
-There we go. Gavin.
Welcome to Pointless. Good to have you here.
So tell me, what was Luke like as a boss?
Oh, he was...good.
He was great. He was great.
Yeah. And you're also a civil servant?
-I am also a civil servant.
-Which department are you in?
-I work in HM Treasury.
-See, that's quite exciting, isn't it?
-It is, yeah.
-Very close to the flame there, aren't you?
Yeah. I'm also the project manager for the budget statement.
So you mastermind everything from the line-up outside Number 11.
Not quite. I certainly help with the logistics.
Would you be able to slip something into the text of the budget
-without him knowing?
-Cos that would be fun.
-It would be a career-limiting move.
It would be cool, wouldn't it?
"There will also be an income rate of 4% for people called Gavin."
Yeah, well. Now, Gavin, you're on 82.
Quite simply, you have to score 98 or less.
OK, I think I would like to go with Clement
for Clement Attlee, Clement Freud.
The Clements. OK. Let's see. Here is your red line.
If you get below that, you're through to the next round.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Clement.
There you go. 49.
131 is your total.
Well played, Gavin. Yeah, Clement Attlee, Clement Freud.
Four people said Sigmund, which is not a terrible mistake, but...
I suppose not, really.
Sigmund Attlee was not a prime minister.
That sounds like an aeroplane.
-Yeah, they've got one of those at Duxford.
They have, yeah. One of the early Sigmund Attlees.
-Yeah, it's beautiful. Fully restored Sigmund Attlee.
Thank you very much. Now, Polly. Welcome to the show.
-Lovely to have you here.
-What do you do, Polly?
-I'm a student in hotel management.
What stage are you at in your hotel management?
I'm just about to start the course.
I've done my level-three in hospitality.
Do you pass with four or five stars or...?
Yeah, distinction, star, distinction, star.
-See, that is very good.
So you're just about to start the next level, which is
-more specific management, is it?
-Yeah, it's two years
and I go to four different hotels to do work experience.
-So a pretty major practical element to it.
-That's quite fun then.
So do you feel a little bit like the hotel inspector then
when you go around?
A little bit. But, yeah, I'm looking forward to it.
Yeah, I bet. That sounds great.
Very exciting. OK. There you are on 66.
It doesn't matter what you score, you'll be through to the next round.
-Even if you score 100 points. But...
There are some nice low scores on there.
I think I'm going to go for the second one down, which is Margaret.
Margaret Atwood, Margaret Thatcher. Let's see if that's right.
No red line, you're already through.
Let's see how many people said Margaret.
74. Taking your total up to 140.
Yeah. Very well played.
Conservative prime minister, Booker Prize winner, in that order.
There we are.
Alan. Welcome. Lovely to have you here.
From Cornwall. But originally from South Shields.
South Shields, yeah.
When did you move out of South Shields?
A long time ago. 1968.
-And straight to Cornwall?
Via London, Manchester, Sheffield etc.
I've been on that train, yep.
What do you do, Alan?
I'm a writer and blues musician.
What do you play?
Oh, fantastic. Have you brought any with you?
No, I was playing last night in Camden, but I didn't...
You haven't brought any... HE SIGHS
-He hasn't brought his harp.
-I can't believe it.
I know you were playing with Robinson Forsythe
and Churchill Graham last night, weren't you?
Yeah. Do you have a band that you play with or do you...?
Like I say, I used to play for money. But that was a while ago.
I play in a duo occasionally now.
-For charity events and stuff like that.
Now, good news, Alan. It doesn't matter what you score.
This is your board. Your moment of glory, Alan.
-Do you want to fill in all the blanks for us?
Well, from the bottom up.
The next one up, I think, is Frederick.
I don't know the Perceval, Davis one at all.
The one I'm going to go for is Stanley Baldwin and Stanley Kubrick.
Stanley, says Alan. Again, no red line as you are already through.
But let's see how many of our 100 people said Stanley.
That's a good answer.
61. Very well done.
Lovely, consistent low scoring.
111 is your total.
Well played, Alan.
Now, I'm surprised you didn't know Perceval and Davis.
Davis is a harmonica player. He is.
As well as a guitarist and singer.
And Spencer Perceval, of course.
The only UK prime minister to be assassinated.
Which you must always remember for pub quizzes.
16 points for that one.
Robinson and Forsyth, you were absolutely correct, was Frederick.
It would have scored you 15. 41 of our 100 said Bruce.
I mean, you occasionally get one or two wrong answers,
but 41 is going it some.
Churchill and Graham is Winston, as you say.
It would've scored you 66.
So best answer on the board is Frederick.
Thanks very much indeed, Richard.
At the end of our first round, I'm so sorry,
this wasn't on the script at all.
But it is. It's our head-to-headers from last time we have to send home.
The wonderful Su and Pippa. Far too early to be saying goodbye to you.
But thank you so much for coming to play.
I'm sorry that was such a tough round for you. Su and Pippa.
But for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
Well done, everyone, we've made it through to Round Two.
Very impressive indeed.
You have seen off our only returning pair.
Best of luck to all three pairs.
Our category for Round Two this afternoon is...
Can you all decide in your pairs who is going to go first and second?
Whoever's 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...
Artists who had the biggest selling albums of the 2010s. Richard.
Yeah, in June 2015, the Official Charts Company released
their list of the top 40 bestselling albums of the 2010s so far
in the UK. We just need the name of any artist who has an album
on that list, please. Up to June 2015.
Very, very best of luck.
Very good indeed. Now, Alan.
Mumford and Sons.
Mumford and Sons, says Alan. Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Mumford and Sons.
Look at that. 4.
Very, very well done indeed.
4 for Mumford and Sons.
Well played, Alan.
Yeah, they've got two albums on that list, in fact, Mumford and Sons.
Thanks very much indeed, Richard. Now then, Phil.
Not good. Pharrell Williams.
Pharrell Williams, says Phil.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
I have no idea why not. But there we are.
That is an incorrect answer, I'm sorry.
It's a very good wrong answer.
He's had such a huge hit singles, Pharrell Williams.
Some of the biggest songs of the century, easily.
But, yeah, hasn't quite released that one album that sold that
many copies, I'm afraid.
Thanks very much indeed.
Now then, Luke.
Lady Gaga, says Luke. Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Lady Gaga.
13 for Lady Gaga.
Again, she's got two albums on the list. The Fame and Born This Way.
Thanks very much. Halfway through the round.
Let's take a look at those scores once again.
First podium, lovely. Exemplary low scoring.
Clever answer there, Alan. 4 is your score.
13 is where we find Luke and Gavin.
Then up to 100, I'm sorry, Phil and Polly.
Nothing wrong with that answer. It just happened to be wrong.
Polly, you are going to have to find a low score on the next pass.
Good luck with that.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
Remember, Gavin, we are looking for the names of any artist who
had one of the biggest selling albums of the 2010s so far.
I'll go with Rihanna.
Rihanna, says Gavin. 86 is what you want to score. 86 or less.
There is your red line.
Get below that with Rihanna, you are into the head-to-head.
How many people said Rihanna?
And you are through.
Not bad. 15 for Rihanna.
28 is your total.
Another artist with two albums on the list.
One of which, Loud, was number seven on the list.
Seventh bestselling album of the noughties up to that point.
And Talk That Talk as well was in that top 40.
Thank you very much indeed. Now, Polly.
I think I'm going to go with Adele.
Adele, says Polly. Surely, Adele.
No red line for you though as you are at the highest scorers.
But let's see how far down the column we get with Adele.
129 is your total.
That's another good answer.
She's got two on the list, one of which is 21, which is
number one on the list.
The biggest selling album of the 2010s so far.
But the other one is her debut album, 19, which is
number 11 on the list despite the fact it was released in 2008.
It had two years of sales before it even counted to this list.
-She's sold a lot of records.
She has. Thank you very much indeed. Now, Sally, I've got very good news.
-Once again, it doesn't matter what you score...
..you are through.
I bet you've got a good answer. It looks like you've got a good answer.
-I can gamble then.
Hosier. Hosier, says Sally.
No red line for you. You are already through.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Hosier.
-Well, a fun gamble, I'm afraid.
That one didn't pay off, but if you are through anyway.
It scores you 100 points. Takes your total up to 104.
Worth the risk. Certainly has had one of the bestselling
singles of the 2010s with Take Me To Church.
But not one of the bestselling albums as yet.
That could all change, of course.
There are no pointless answers at all. Oh, yes, go on.
-I'm torn between SuBo, Susan Boyle...
And let's go with Emeli Sande.
-Which would you like to go for?
-I will go for...
-Susan Boyle. Come on, let's do it.
-You're going to go for Susan Boyle?
-Yes, come on!
-OK, well, I tell you for a fact that Emeli Sande had the
fourth biggest selling album of the 2010s.
-So she is on the list.
And she would've scored you 1 point.
-Oh, no. Yep.
-Yeah. Not on the list?
-..is not on the list.
-Would've scored you 100 points.
-There we go.
There we go. You and me, Phil.
There are no pointless answers at all.
So Emeli Sande a particularly good answer.
1 point also for Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi and Pink.
Paolo Nutini also 1 point.
2 points for Plan B, Eminem, Lana Del Rey, Katy Perry,
Kings Of Leon.
3 points for Bruno Mars and George Ezra.
4 points for Calvin Harris, Michael Buble,
who had the third biggest selling album of the 2010s -
his Christmas album.
5 points for Ellie Goulding, Florence And The Machine.
6 points for Jessie J and Amy Winehouse.
6 points also for someone who's got three albums on this list.
There's only two acts who've got three albums on the list.
One is One Direction. The other, Olly Murs.
-Olly Murs, wow!
-Olly Murs, can you believe it?
Isn't that impressive? He would've scored you 6 points.
8 for Sam Smith.
You'd have got 11 points for Coldplay.
Take That, who had the second biggest selling album of the 2010s
up to that point, would've scored you 18.
Let's take a look at the top three.
Ed Sheeran, who had the fifth and sixth biggest sellers.
20 points. 21 for One Direction.
And we already know the top, it's Adele with 29.
Thank you. At the end of our second round, the pair we are saying
goodbye to, I'm afraid, it's Polly and Phil.
We discovered, didn't we, what a minefield that was.
You'll be back next time. We'll look forward to that.
Meantime, thanks very much, Polly and Phil.
But for the remaining two pairs, it's now time for our head-to-head.
Very, very well done, Gavin and Luke, Alan and Sally,
you are now one step closer to the final and a chance to
play for that jackpot which currently stands at £2,000.
There we are. APPLAUSE
But the big thing is, from now on, you're a team.
You can confer before giving your answers.
First pair to win two questions will be playing for that jackpot.
Actually, Alan and Sally,
you've been consistently our low scorers in each round.
Then, Sally, you took a brilliant punt with Hosier. Very good.
-It was wrong.
Well, I know...
-There are degrees of wrongness, and that was a good wrong.
Gavin and Luke, you haven't put a foot wrong at all either.
But you are now our low scorers,
which means you have a very slight advantage here.
But I'd be interested to see how it pans out.
Best of luck to both pairs. Let's play the head-to-head.
Here comes your first question. And it concerns...
Famous People Born In India. Richard.
We're going to show you five pictures now of famous people who
were born in India. Can you identify the most obscure of these, please?
OK, let's reveal our five people. And here they are.
Now, Gavin and Luke, you're our low scorers, so you'll go first.
I think we should probably play it safe.
Unless you can think of A.
OK, we're going to play it safe and go with C - Joanna Lumley.
C - Joanna Lumley.
C - Joanna Lumley. Now, Alan and Sally, talk us through the board.
A is Spike Milligan.
We don't know B.
You've heard C.
D is Julie Christie.
E is George Orwell, although his original name was Eric Blair.
Are you sure it wasn't Tony?
So we're going to go for E - George Orwell.
OK. George Orwell, say Alan and Sally.
We have Joanna Lumley and we have George Orwell.
In the order they were given -
Gavin and Luke went for Joanna Lumley for C.
Let's see if that's right and how many of our 100 said it.
Oh. Look at that.
89 for Joanna Lumley.
Alan and Sally, meanwhile, have gone for George Orwell for E.
Let's see if that's right and how many of our 100 people said that.
There we are. 29.
Very good. After one question, Alan and Sally, you're up 1-0.
Very good answers. Couple of answers that would've beaten it, actually.
A is Spike Milligan, of course. As you said.
He would've scored you 61 points.
B is the best answer on the board.
Born in Bombay, it's the actress Merle Oberon.
That would've scored you 5 points.
Very well done if you said that at home. Terrific answer.
D you're right about as well.
Would've scored you fewer points, actually.
Julie Christie, and she would have scored you 17.
Thank you very much indeed.
There we are. OK, here comes your second question.
Alan and Sally get to answer it first.
But, Gavin and Luke, you have to win this one to stay in the game.
So best of luck. It concerns...
Or rowing. I don't know. Who knows? It could be either.
We're going to show you five clues to the biggest
-arguments in history now.
We're going to show you five clues to facts about the sport of rowing.
Can you give us the most obscure answer, please?
OK, let's reveal our five clues. And here they come.
I'll read those one last time.
Alan and Sally will go first.
-You don't know the Boat Race course?
-I think I know...
-I know the second-last one.
-Which one are we going to go?
Um, we know two, we think. We're going to go for the last one.
Hugh Laurie, say Alan and Sally. Hugh Laurie.
Now then, Gavin and Luke, do you want to talk us through that board?
Well... I think one might be sculls.
Two, we're not sure of. It might be a London park.
Haven't got a clue on three.
Four is too easy. That's cox.
So, do you want sculls?
-Let's go number one, yeah.
OK, sculls. Hugh Laurie vs sculls. Or sculling.
Let's see. Alan and Sally went for Hugh Laurie.
Let's see if that's right for the House actor. Hugh Laurie.
37 for Hugh Laurie.
Gavin and Luke, meanwhile, have gone for sculls or sculling.
A form of rowing where the rower uses two oars.
Let's see if it's right and how many people said that.
Back in the game.
25 for that, Gavin and Luke.
That's exactly what you needed there.
After two questions, it's 1-1.
Yep, very well played.
Now the second one, the lake, it took ten years to build it.
It's near Windsor and it is...?
-Eton Dorney Lake. Yeah. It would have scored you 6 points.
The length, to the nearest mile?
-Just over four. Well done.
-That would've scored you 11.
-You're quite right, it's cox.
And it would have scored you 68 points.
There we are. Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
So it all boils down to this third and final question.
Whoever wins this one goes through to the final
and plays for the jackpot. So best of luck to both pairs.
It's all about...
Lord Of The Rings Characters.
We're going to show you the names now of five characters that
feature in Lord Of The Rings books, but we've put them in anagram form,
I'm afraid. They virtually are anyway, most of them.
But we've scrambled them up even more.
The team that gives us the most obscure answer is going to
play for the jackpot. So very best of luck.
OK. Let's reveal our five anagrams. And here they come.
I'll read those one last time.
Gavin and Luke, you'll go first.
OK. I think we're going to go with the bottom one,
which is Aragorn.
Aragorn. Aragorn, say Gavin and Luke.
Now then, Alan and Sally, that board is all yours.
Yes. I would've gone with that one.
Because I love the book, but I can't decipher them.
-I'm going to have to go with Gandalf.
-For which one, sorry?
-For the top one.
-For the top one.
OK, Gandalf, say Alan and Sally.
Gavin and Luke have gone for Aragorn for RAG ROAN.
Let's see if that's right. Let's see how many people said Aragorn.
19 for Aragorn.
Alan and Sally, meanwhile, have gone for Gandalf, the top there.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Gandalf.
There we are.
-51 for Gandalf.
Which means, after three questions, well done, Gavin and Luke,
you're through to the final 2-1.
Yeah, those were actually the biggest two scorers on the board.
Let's start from the bottom.
BAD GOOF GRINS.
-That would have scored you 15.
The next one up is Legolas.
-That would've scored you 16. Big fan?
-Not really, no.
-And the other one.
Very well done if you said Arwen Evenstar.
If you did, you just got yourself a pointless answer.
Very good. Thank you very much indeed.
So the pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head round,
I'm afraid, Alan and Sally.
Well, you've had a great show, though.
I mean, very, very strong, consistent low-scoring throughout.
We'll see you again next time, which is great news for us.
And I have every confidence we'll see you go even further
possibly next time. But meantime, for Gavin and Luke,
it's now time for our Pointless final.
Many, many congratulations, Gavin and Luke.
You have seen off all the competition
and you've won our coveted Pointless trophy.
You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot.
At the end of today's show, the jackpot is standing at £2,000.
Very, very impressive indeed. A good pairing.
Luke, I mean, aren't you missing the days
when you used to work with Gavin?
-I'm missing his Lord Of The Rings knowledge, that's for sure.
-That was good.
-Yeah, it was the highlight of his annual appraisal.
Yeah. That was very tough, that last round.
Anyway, very well done.
Anything you'd particularly like to come up on the board
for this last question?
Normally pretty random. Yeah. I don't know.
Something World War, history.
-Science and nature.
-Maybe a bit of geography.
Maybe. There will be four things up there.
Let's hope something touches on one of those things. You never know.
Today's selection looks like this.
-This is a dream combo.
Oh, my word.
Venus... I haven't got a clue.
Thriller writers, pretty bad.
South Africa, not too good.
-Go on then, South Africa.
-Yeah, let's do it.
-I mean... Yeah.
-OK. South Africa it is. Richard.
Good luck, gents. As always with these quite vague ones,
it covers a lot of ground, this one.
Here's your three questions. We're looking for
any of the official languages of South Africa.
We're looking for anyone who received a credit in the film
Invictus, according to IMDb.
Or we are looking for any of the teams who
qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
So, official languages, the cast of Invictus,
and teams at the 2010 World Cup. Very best of luck.
That's not so bad, is it? As always, you've got 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?
-I think so.
OK, let's put 60 seconds up on the clock.
There they are. Your time starts now.
-Have you ever seen Invictus?
OK, so that's out then.
That's got Matt Damon and I think Morgan Freeman. Not certain.
Teams at the World Cup. That's going to be a punt.
-Official languages, I know one.
-Or two maybe.
I've forgotten. English...
-For me, it's got to be football.
-It's got to be football.
-So niche countries.
-Who qualified, though?
-Algeria, possibly. Japan.
-Did North Korea?
-My mates at home are going to be laughing so much.
Algeria, North Korea...
Ten seconds left.
-Was it North or South Korea?
South Korea would definitely have made it.
I think Japan, Algeria and...
That is your time up, I'm sorry to say. Let's have your three answers.
-We are going to go for, I think, Japan.
Just to be absolutely clear,
these are all teams playing in the FIFA World Cup 2010.
OK, of those three, which is
your best shot at a pointless answer, do you think?
-Algeria goes last.
Least likely to be pointless?
OK, well, let's pop those up on the board in that order then.
And here they are. We've got...
Very best of luck. Who knows?
I mean, it's a bit of a punt at this point. Bit of a lottery.
I mean, maybe everyone forgot Algeria.
Maybe everyone forgot North Korea and they were there. I don't know.
2,000 quid is quite a nice jackpot to be splitting between you.
What would you do with that if you won, Gavin?
I'm going snowboarding at some point next year for the first time.
So I'll put it towards that.
Very good indeed. Luke?
I'd probably take the kids to Disneyland, I think.
OK, well, you've said it on telly now. You kind of have to.
Best of luck with that. Your first answer was Japan.
In this case, we were looking for teams that
played in the FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa.
If it's pointless, it'll win you £2,000.
How many of our 100 people said Japan?
We just have to see how far
down the column it goes.
If this goes all the way to zero,
it wins you 2,000.
Japan taking us down through the 20s
and the teens. Into single figures.
Still going down.
5 for Japan.
Obviously not a pointless answer. Lovely low score, though.
Only two more shots at today's jackpot.
Your next answer was North Korea.
It's sometimes there.
Bit of a stalwart as a sort of random World Cup final appearance.
Let's see though. Was it there in 2010?
It has to be pointless for you to win £2,000.
So let's find out how many people said North Korea.
Now then, Japan took us all way down to 5.
North Korea now takes us down through the 30s
and the 20s. Into the teens.
Into single figures maybe? Yes. Down it goes.
Still going down. Passes 5.
Went down to 1 for North Korea. APPLAUSE
I can't believe it.
So far, you've ordered these beautifully.
I mean, you've gone from 5 down to 1.
Now if you can keep that up, there's only one direction it can go in.
Everything is now riding on your third and final answer,
which is Algeria. Is it right?
And then, is it pointless?
If it's both of those things, it will win you £2,000.
How many of our 100 people said Algeria?
All three answers have been correct,
so well done for that.
Japan took us all the way down to 5.
North Korea took us down to 1.
Algeria now taking us into single figures.
Down it goes. Passes 5.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
That is superb! Well done, you.
Algeria was a pointless answer,
which means you go home with our jackpot of £2,000.
Very well done indeed, Gavin and Luke.
That was brilliant, wasn't it?
It's terrific stuff. You haven't put a foot wrong all show.
It's been a terrific performance.
Congratulations. Three great answers there.
As you say, ordered perfectly.
It's exactly how we like it.
Maximum jeopardy. Great TV, guys. Well done.
I know the budget is in safe hands now.
Yeah, Algeria played England of course in that World Cup. Drew 0-0.
Let's take a look at the pointless answers for official
Apart from English, Afrikaans, Zulu and Xhosa,
everything else was a pointless answer.
Well done if you said anything other than those.
Let's take a look at Invictus now.
Everyone apart from Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon
was a pointless answer.
So if you got anybody else in that film, congratulations.
You would've won the jackpot.
And for the World Cup. There's quite a few pointless answers.
There's Algeria, very well done.
You also could've had Serbia, Slovakia and Switzerland as well.
Very well done if you got any of those at home.
Luke and Gavin, congratulations.
-Thanks very much indeed, Richard.
Thanks once again to our winning pair, Gavin and Luke,
who go away with today's jackpot of £2,000.
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 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.