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Thanks very much indeed.
Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong and welcome to Pointless,
the show that puts obscure knowledge to the test.
Let's meet today's players.
Couple number one.
Hi, I'm Toni, this is my friend Colette,
and we're members of the same bridge club near Belfast.
-Couple number two.
-Hi, I'm Kathy.
This is my husband Derek and we're from Grimsby.
-Couple number three.
-I'm Lesley, this is Stuart,
and Stuart is my son's brother-in-law
and we're from Bristol.
And finally, couple number four.
I'm Tim, this is Sasha. We're brother and sister from Hatfield.
And these are today's contestants.
Thanks very much, all of you. Warm welcome to Pointless.
We'll have a chance to chat to each of you throughout the show
as it goes along. That just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
Lateral thinker, fact linker, problem drinker.
It is my Pointless friend, it's Richard.
Hiya. Hi, everybody.
-Good afternoon to you.
-And to you.
-That is so true, isn't it?
Now, a couple of nice things from the last show and a couple of nice
things from this show. On the last show...
On podium one there we've got Colette and Toni
and in Round One of the last show they were brilliant.
Really, really good answers.
Then in Round Two of the last show, they joined the 200 club.
So we don't know. What are they like?
-We have no idea, do we?
-They're an enigma, still, for us.
The other fun thing on the last show is Martin and Sarah
got all the way through to the jackpot round and we had
one of those occasions where people have to make up answers.
We always enjoy it, don't we?
-It wasn't great fun for them but it's always fun for us.
And a couple of fun things on today's show.
Firstly, Lesley and Stuart,
it's very rare we find a new pair relationship on this show.
Son's brother-in-law is a new one on us, that's great.
We'll find out all about what that is about.
Also, Round One today is sort of a traditional Pointless round
but done differently. It's just slightly different.
A round we've never quite done before.
-I can't wait.
-It's going to be fun.
You don't have long to wait, that's the good news.
So, Sarah and Martin obviously didn't win the jackpot last time
so we add another £1,000 to that.
So today's jackpot starts off at £3,000.
There we are.
Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.
Well, just in case anyone has forgotten,
this is the rule you have to remember -
the pair with the highest score at the end of each round
will be eliminated. That is it.
Best of luck to all four pairs.
Our first category this afternoon is Words.
It's a words round.
Can you decide in your pairs who's going to go first,
who's 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...
..as they could.
What about that?
-Slightly new, right?
-This is new.
-This is interesting.
Does that mean we've exhausted all the words ending like that?
-No, we haven't at all. We just never stop thinking.
That's the key. We have to make things different.
What about that? Words that fit the pattern S---E.
We are looking for any five-letter word in the English language
according to oxforddictionaries.com
that starts with an S and ends with an E.
Please, as always, no proper nouns,
no hyphenated words, anything like that.
-Very best of luck.
Welcome back. Remind us what you do.
-I'm a civil servant.
-A civil servant in Belfast,
but also a demon bridge player.
Yes, well, I play for fun.
Toni plays for real.
She plays at national level.
Oh, really? She's very modest.
-She didn't tell us that at all last time.
-She is, she is.
Are you from Belfast itself?
Originally from Newcastle, County Down,
where the Mountains of Mourne swoop down to the sea.
-Sweep down to the sea.
And what do you do apart from your civil servanting
-and your playing bridge?
-And playing bridge, yeah.
I like to sew and I've learnt how to do applique, which was lovely.
Oh, have you? Now, applique is what, exactly?
You put fabric pictures onto a fabric background,
and I made a lovely cushion for my daughter who is in Scotland
and a hand-embroidered "Home is where the heart is" on it.
Now, Colette, always tough having to go first,
but how do you like this new round?
It's different, but...
You're the first person in Pointless history to be faced
-with a question like this.
I'm going to say style.
Style, says Colette. Style.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said style.
21 for style.
Nice to start off a show with style.
Thank you very much. Derek.
-Remind us what you do, Derek.
I'm a retired teacher.
But also the drummer in a band.
-You've been drumming pretty much since you were 15,
I think you said last time.
-Remind us what your band is.
It is called Ally's Cats.
When you first started out drumming, you played for quite a big band.
Well, you could say that.
It was in the days of free concerts, and at my university,
my band, that I played in probably more for a joke than anything,
we headlined over Deep Purple and Mungo Jerry.
-Yes, we did.
-Wow. What about that?
Now, Derek, words beginning with S, ending with E, of five letters.
OK, I'm going to try smite.
I like that. A little purr of appreciation from our audience.
Smite. Let's see how many of our 100 people said smite.
Well, 21 is our only score at this point
and you've passed it.
7 for smite.
Yeah, to strike with a firm blow, like a drummer might do.
-Yes, indeed. Lesley.
Welcome to Pointless. Great to have you here.
What do you do, Lesley?
I'm retired. A retired doctor's receptionist.
Retired doctor's receptionist. What size of practice was your...?
We had five doctors and thousands of patients.
Where was the practice?
-It was in inner-city Bristol.
-Right you are.
-So it was very busy.
Very, very busy.
-Do you miss it at all?
-I miss the patients.
-We had every nationality you could think of.
It was wonderful.
And you are right at the hub of the community, aren't you...
-..in a doctor's surgery? Get to know everything.
Yes. Well, not everything.
Not everything. No, I speak as a doctor's son.
-These were the days when I used to have to answer
the telephone and pass messages on to my dad,
so I used to get to know everything.
Worse still, people would think I WAS my dad when I answered
the telephone, so I'd get to hear the first ten seconds
of what was wrong with them before I could say,
"No, it's not! It's not the doctor."
Now, then, Lesley, what would you like to go for?
Well, my backup answer is gone, which is a relief, really,
so I'm going to say suite.
S-U-I-T-E, I like that.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said suite.
It's another good answer.
Look at that. 2 for suite, Lesley!
Very well done indeed.
Well played, Lesley. Yeah, a set of rooms or a set of furniture
or a set of pieces of orchestral music.
-It means all sorts of things.
A suite of sweets.
A suite of sweets.
Thank you very much. Now, Sasha.
-Welcome to Pointless.
-Here from Hatfield.
You haven't had to come terribly far.
It was a bit of a trek walking, if I'm honest,
but thankfully my boyfriend offered a lift, so we were OK.
OK, there we are. What do you do, Sasha?
-I'm a drama and performance student.
-Where are you learning that?
-Worcester. Are you enjoying it?
-How long is your course? Three years.
-Three years, yeah.
-And how many have you done?
Very good. Looking forward to going back for the next term.
Apart from your drama and performance course,
what do you like to get up to, Sasha?
Usually I have a job at uni
so I'm usually quite busy with work and uni work.
-What's the job?
-I work in a bakery.
-Now, that's fun.
-Yeah, there's so much cake, it's unreal.
Which bit...? Are you actually baking? Or are you...?
I bake pasties and sausage rolls.
So I get that for lunch.
So anything that's not sold at the end of the day, can you take back?
Legally, I'm meant to say no, of course.
OK, you need say no more.
My nan used to work in a bakery. It was brilliant.
-It's got to be the best thing ever.
-It was great.
The stuff she would bring home.
What would you like to go for?
Smile, says Sasha.
OK, smile. Let's see how many of our 100 people said smile.
What about that? 19 for smile!
-Yeah, to smile.
-There we are.
To smile. There we are.
They say it costs nothing but actually it cost 19 points.
-So there we are.
-It does, yeah.
Thank you very much. We're halfway through the round.
Let's take a look at those scores.
2, Lesley, very well done indeed.
Suite was an inspired answer there.
Lesley and Stuart looking very strong at this point.
Then up to 7, where we find Derek and Kathy.
We said goodbye to you at the end of Round One last time -
let's hope that's not going to happen.
Looks like it's not. Down to 19
where we find Sasha and Tim, then up to 21,
Collette and Toni. Now you are the high scorers at this point, Toni,
not by far, but we need a brilliant low-scoring answer.
Something along the lines of "suite" to keep you in the game.
So best of luck with that. We'll come back down the line now.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
-Now then, Tim...
-..welcome to Pointless.
Good to have you here.
-What do you do, Tim?
-I'm currently a support worker
for people with learning disabilities.
So where do you do that?
-In Potters Bar.
And what are your interests outside of work?
I'm a big wrestling fan,
and I also like going up to see Chelsea a couple of times a season.
Now, what makes you a big wrestling fan?
Do you travel far to watch?
The furthest I've gone for it is New Orleans.
-You're an enormous wrestling fan!
Now Tim, you're on 19.
We need a low score from you. Ideally you'd score 1 or less.
This is disastrous.
I've been going over loads of words in my head but...
I'll go with suede.
That is the loudest buzz we've had yet!
For lots of good reasons. There we are, a good answer.
There is your red line.
Let's see how far down the column we get with that.
Well, suite scored 2.
Suede is a pointless answer!
Very, very well done indeed, Tim.
That adds £250 to the day's jackpot,
takes the total up to £3,250.
It scores you nothing,
leaves your total at 19.
And it's just marvellous. Huge kudos.
Well played, Tim, an absolute SMACKDOWN to all the other podiums!
Terrific stuff. Yeah, leather with a velvety finish.
Also, I would say, to my mind, the best of the Britpop era groups.
-By a mile.
Better than Blur, better than Oasis, better than Pulp.
Quite so. Thank you.
-Stuart, welcome to Pointless.
-What do you do, Stuart?
-I work in a supermarket and I'm a full-time dad.
-Full-time dad to how many children?
-Just the one. One is enough!
Yes, indeed. And what do you do at the supermarket?
I do a variety of things, really - whatever they want me to do.
I'm quite happy just to...
-..go and move that, go and stack that.
Very nice. Very good.
Stuart, now, you and Lesley -
you are Lesley's son's brother-in-law.
Yeah, my sister is married to Lesley's son,
is another way of saying it. There's lots of ways.
Yeah, but how nice that you and Lesley are such friends,
and that you've come together to this.
Whose idea was it to come on the show?
I didn't have a choice!
Now, Stuart, you are on 2.
The high scorers at the moment are Toni and Colette on 21,
so 18 or less is what we need.
I think I'm going to go for shove.
Shove, says Stuart, shove.
OK, here is your red line.
If you can get below this red line with shove
you're into the next round.
How many people said shove?
You've done it!
Takes your total up to 11, well done.
To push someone, to shove.
Also to place something roughly.
-So, "shove it there."
We discovered last time that you are a retired schoolteacher,
and how do you like to fill your retirement, Kathy?
Looking after my grandsons...
..lots of yoga, lots of yoga classes,
Pilates, walking, hiking, we like.
Very good indeed. Now, lots of Pilates, you say.
I'm guessing you like that. Do you teach Pilates?
-You just... I see.
Lots of yoga, a little bit of Pilates.
A little bit of Pilates, lots of yoga.
What is the most impressive thing you can do?
Probably the Crow,
which is supporting your body weight on your hands.
That's impressive. Yeah.
How often do you do yoga?
About four times a week.
-Wow, that's a lot.
Now, Kathy, you're on 7,
the high scorers are still Toni and Colette on 21.
13 or less is what we need from you.
Right, I'm going to go for suave.
All of the SUs are doing terribly well,
let's see of suave can follow suit.
Can follow suit!
Can follow suite! Anyway, there we are, here's your red line.
If you can get below that with suave, you're into the next round.
Let's see how we do.
Well done, you have done it!
1 for suave!
Very suavely done, as well. Eight is your total, well done.
Yes, elegant and sophisticated.
-Yeah. Indeed. TONI:
-So, bad news.
Oh, Toni, I'm so sorry.
I'm so sorry. It always happens when you go first with these,
particularly when there's a new style of category like this.
Now, Toni, you were very modest about your bridge last time,
you didn't tell us that you play at national level.
Yes, I have been very privileged to represent Northern Ireland
on three occasions, which has been lovely.
So where have you been to play?
It's just... It's a bit like the Six Nations -
you play amongst England, Scotland, Wales,
and the home team produce two teams.
So it's a team... You know, there's six of us in it.
-Six teams in it.
-Very good. Well, congratulations, that's great.
And presumably you've got plenty more of these ahead as well?
-Well, who knows?
-There we are.
Well, listen, there you are on 21.
-I'm afraid our high scorers, but...
-I'm afraid it's hopeless.
Oh, really? Have you got a good answer, though?
There are a couple I was going to go with but nothing that fits the bill
with the SUs. I was going to say shale.
Shale. Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said shale.
No red line, I'm afraid, because you are the high scorers.
15 for shale takes your total up to 36.
Yes, very interesting, this one, with our 100.
They didn't massively cover themselves with glory,
I have to say, when I go over some of the low answers.
-Also, before you give your answer...
-The S followed by consonants,
the Hs and the Ps and stuff like that, tend to score far,
far more than S followed by a vowel.
Why is that? I don't know.
Even Es, Is, As, all of that kind of stuff.
What's your answer?
-Spile. It's a brewing thing.
You put it into a barrel of beer.
-Yeah, it's a little wooden peg.
-Yeah, a wooden peg.
-Oh, there we are.
Although it deserves less than that because I'll tell you
some of the 1-point scores.
You got 1 point for scape, for sidle, for skive, for sabre.
All of those are 1-pointers,
and I'll show you the pointless answers.
Some very well-known words here, anyone could have gone for them.
Let's take a look at a few more.
Squee, which means to make an excited noise, which is rather nice.
Surge, but also sarge and serge with an E.
All three of them were pointless answers.
And swipe is a pointless answer, amazingly.
A few other pointless answers.
Saute is a pointless answer,
-segue was a very nice pointless answer.
You also could have had spake and spume.
-Both of those were pointless as well.
Some lovely pointless answers there.
Let's take a look at the top three,
the ones that most of our 100 people said.
We'll start with a familiar one...
So shine and slate are joint high scorers.
Strange, isn't that? With a slightly new question for our 100s.
So we'll see how that one develops because we're going to do it again.
-It won't be S---E,
-I'll think of something different.
It might be P--T, I don't know.
It could be anything.
-Yeah, it's good.
-But it's a fun one, isn't it?
-We liked it.
-Don't ask Toni and Colette, they just got knocked out!
They still said they liked it.
-They did? Oh, that's good.
-Yeah, they did.
-Well, thanks very much, Richard.
At the end of our first round,
I'm so sorry to say, Toni and Colette...
I thought you were going to be finalists in this show.
I'm going to come right out and say that now.
It seems ridiculous to be sending you home now but it's been wonderful
having you on, thank you so much for playing.
-It's been lovely being here.
-Toni and Colette - lovely contestants.
But for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
Very well done, everybody, we've made it through to Round Two,
Congratulations to you, Tim, our pointless answer there with suede,
superb work. Best of luck to all three pairs.
Our category for Round Two is...
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 concerns...
It's all about running mates. Richard.
On each board we're going to show you six people who ran as
vice-presidential candidates and the year in which they did that.
Tell us the name of their running mate, please,
so the person who was standing for president.
There'll be six on each board, 12 in all to have a go at at home.
Very, very best of luck.
Thanks very much. So, who are the US presidential candidates
for whom these people were the running mates?
Our first board reads like this...
I'll read these one last time.
Er, I'll have to take a real wild punt.
Joe Biden, Sarah Palin.
Joe Biden, Sarah Palin, says Derek.
Let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people said Sarah Palin.
No. Not Sarah Palin, Derek.
Sorry, Derek, I'll give you the correct answer
-at the end of the pass.
-Thanks very much.
Not a clue.
I'll say Dick Cheney, Al Gore.
Dick Cheney, Al Gore.
OK, well, let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people said Al Gore.
No, I'm afraid that's an incorrect answer, also scores you 100 points.
-Shall we go back to five-letter words?
OK, now, Sasha.
That board's all yours.
Come on, talk us through it, fill them in.
Well, OK. I ain't got a clue.
I'm so bad with sort of American politics just generally,
but because of the date I want to go for Joe Biden.
OK, I want to say Barack Obama.
Barack Obama, says Sasha.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Barack Obama for Joe Biden.
It's right! Look at that!
Well done, Sasha.
All about the dates.
Yes, absolutely right. Currently, as we record,
he's the vice-president of the United States -
one of the most powerful men in the world. But there it is.
What can you do? The top one, Lyndon Johnson?
-Famously JFK because he took over from JFK,
so he was his running mate. 18 points for that.
7 points. Dick Cheney...
-Was George Bush, yeah, he was Bush's vice-president.
10 points for that. And Calvin Coolidge,
best answer on the board by a mile,
would have scored you nothing at all. It was Warren G Harding.
Thanks very much, Richard. We're halfway through the round,
let's take a look at those scores.
35 is what Sasha and Tim scored. You are our low scorers.
Our only score in fact, really.
Stuart and Lesley, Derek and Kathy are tied on 100.
So, Lesley and Kathy, it's between the pair of you.
See if you can come up with a low-scoring answer.
One of you will be staying, one will be leaving.
Best of luck. We'll come back down the line.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
OK. We're going to put six more running mates up on the board,
and here they are.
I'll read those one last time.
OK, Tim, so remember, we are looking for the US presidential candidate
for whom these people were the running mates.
This should be an OK round for me
because I do know a bit about America and I'd like to think
that American politics is something I'm quite strong with.
My mind's gone blank. I was better on the last board, to be honest.
I'm going to take a punt and say Al Gore, Bill Clinton.
Al Gore, Bill Clinton, says Tim.
Here is your red line. Get below that, you're into the next round.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Bill Clinton.
And you are through.
Comfortably through. There we are.
Taking your total up to 65.
Well done over there on the far podium.
Well, played, Tim. Spent the next eight years as vice-president,
-Thanks very much indeed.
Now then, Lesley.
Right. OK, I knew them all bar one on the first board.
Um, OK. I'm going to go with Sarah Palin and John McCain.
John McCain, says Lesley, for Sarah Palin.
No red line for you as you are joint high scorers.
Let's see how many of our 100 said John McCain.
It's right, Lesley.
I think that's a great answer.
Let's see how far down the column you get.
Look at that. Very well done indeed.
There is your reward, 9, taking your total up to 109.
Well played, Lesley, great answer, yeah.
They were the unsuccessful candidates
against Obama and Biden.
Thanks very much indeed.
Now then, Kathy.
That board's all yours, do you want to talk us through it?
No, I can't really.
The first board was better for me as well.
And I don't know any of the remaining ones on here
and I can't even think of a sensible guess.
I'll say 44, Martin von Buren.
Martin von Buren. OK.
Here's your red line, it's quite low,
you want to score 8 or less.
Let's see if Martin von Buren is right.
No, I'm afraid that's an incorrect answer, Kathy.
It scores you 100 points, takes your total up to 200.
It was Roosevelt.
Franklin D Roosevelt was
the answer to the bottom one.
He would have scored you 2 points.
George Bush Senior, in '84,
was Ronald Reagan's running mate,
of course he was.
Would have scored you 21 points.
Nixon was a running mate to Eisenhower.
Would have scored 8 points, and John Edwards -
this was a pointless answer, it was only in 2004 -
they lost to Bush.
It was John Edwards and John Kerry.
Pointless answer, very well done if you said John Kerry.
Obviously been in the news more recently for other things.
Thanks very much indeed. At the end of our second round,
I'm afraid the pair we're sending home,
with a high score of 200, is Kathy and Derek.
Been great having you on both shows, but this is where we say goodbye.
-Thanks for playing.
-Thank you very much.
But for Tim and Sasha, Lesley and Stuart,
it's now time for our head-to-head.
Very well done, Tim and Sasha, Lesley and Stuart.
You're now one step closer to the final
and a chance to play for our jackpot,
which currently stands at £3,250.
Well, from here on in, you play as pairs.
You can chat before you give your answers.
The first pair to win two questions will be playing for that jackpot.
Best of luck to both pairs. Let's play the head-to-head.
OK, here is your first question.
And it's all about...
Traditional nursery rhymes. Richard?
Going to show you five images now, relating to traditional nursery rhymes.
We're also giving you the first letter of each word
of that nursery rhyme's title.
Can you tell us what the titles are, please?
OK, let's reveal our five images, and here they come.
We've got A.
There we are, five images providing clues to nursery rhymes.
Tim and Sasha, you're our low scorers, so you'll go first.
THEY CONFER QUIETLY
We'd like to go with E...
..and say The Grand Old Duke Of York.
OK, The Grand Old Duke Of York, say Tim and Sasha.
Now, Lesley and Stuart, that board is all yours.
Talk us through it.
B is Georgie Porgie.
Three Blind Mice, and The Grand Old Duke Of York, we knew.
-A is Pat-A-Cake.
-Do you know C?
-I don't know C.
-Which one would you go for?
I think Georgie Porgie.
OK, we'll go with B, Georgie Porgie.
B, Georgie Porgie.
So we have The Grand Old Duke Of York and we have Georgie Porgie.
Tim and Sasha said The Grand Old Duke Of York for E.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
51 for The Grand Old Duke Of York.
Lesley and Stuart, meanwhile, have gone for Georgie Porgie for B.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
It's right, Georgie Porgie.
And it beats The Grand Old Duke Of York.
Very well done, Lesley and Stuart. After one question, you're 1-0 up.
Yeah, Georgie Porgie is the best answer on the board, actually.
It's a terrific one.
Let's see the scores for the others.
A is Pat-A-Cake.
That would have scored 70.
Oh, they've got to be upset with that smudging the icing there!
Mary's not going to like that.
-She's going to mark them down.
-Mary would be furious.
C, of course,
is The Lion And The Unicorn.
Would have scored 52.
And the biggest scorer
is Three Blind Mice.
-Can I tell you my favourite bit of that?
This. That's just cool.
It's just the middle mouse there, he's got his paw like that.
-Essentially like a mouse Run DMC.
-The three of them.
-There we go.
Thank you very much indeed. Here comes your second question.
Now, Tim and Sasha, you have to win this one to stay in the game.
Best of luck. It concerns...
London 2012 Team GB medallists.
We are going to give you the names of five Team GB medallists
and the sport they won their medal in.
But their names are in the forms of anagrams, I'm afraid.
Can you tell us who they are, please?
OK, let's reveal our five anagrams, and here they come.
There we are.
Lesley and Stuart will go first.
OK, this isn't a good round for either of us, I don't think.
The only one I can see is the second one.
Bit of a guess, but I think it might be Rebecca Adlington.
OK, you're going to say Rebecca Adlington.
Rebecca Adlington. OK, Tim and Sasha,
do you want to talk us through that board?
I can talk you through some of them.
Tennis, I think, is Andy Murray.
The only other one I know is the one we're going to go with, is cycling.
Can I just say what I thought?
-OK, go on.
-The gymnastics one, I think it's Louise something...
Oh, oh! Gymnastics, isn't it Louise Smith?
We'll go with gymnastics, Louise Smith.
So we have Rebecca Adlington
and we have Louise Smith for gymnastics.
Now, Lesley and Stuart have gone for Rebecca Adlington for swimming.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people
said Rebecca Adlington.
Oh, that's good. Look at that...
Well done, Lesley and Stuart.
9 for Rebecca Adlington.
Tim and Sasha, meanwhile, have gone for Louise Smith for gymnastics.
Let's see if that's right, and, if it is,
how many of our 100 people said Louise Smith.
No. I'm sorry, Tim and Sasha.
I'm afraid that is an incorrect answer
which means, Lesley and Stuart, very well done.
After, two questions you're straight through to the final, 2-0.
Yeah, there's a reason there's not an E in "Thou is slim".
Two reasons. First, it'd be "Thou is slime".
Which would be great. Secondly, it'd mean that
Louis Smith was a woman and he's definitively not.
He was a pommel horse silver medallist, of course.
Louis Smith would've scored you 18 points.
The best answer on the board is Rethinking Ear Rage,
which is Katherine Grainger.
Very well done if you said that, 2 points.
Cycling, Shy Choir?
Would have scored you 47.
And the big scorer right down the bottom, there, Andy Murray.
He would have scored 73.
Thank you very much indeed.
So the pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head round,
I'm sorry to say, it is Tim and Sasha.
Well, you have been very good all the way through this show.
And we don't just mean your behaviour!
LAUGHTER That has been beyond reproach.
But the good news is we get to see you again next time.
We look forward to that very much and I hope you do just as well,
if not just one, maybe one better.
Meantime, thank you very much. Tim and Sasha. Great contestants.
But for Lesley and Stuart, it's time for our Pointless final.
Very, very well done, Lesley and Stuart.
You've seen off all the competition
and you have 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 £3,250.
Well, this has been a game of firsts.
It's the first time we've had
-a mother and son's brother-in-law as a team.
First time you've been on the show, as well.
There's a first there.
And here you are, straight through to the final.
I think we've tested you pretty roundly.
We started off with our lovely new words round.
Then we had US politics.
Then we had nursery rhymes, then we had 2012 Olympic medallists.
And here you are, absolutely, you know, irrefutably the champions.
What would you like to see come up in this last round?
For me, possibly literature or history.
Probably football, music - as long as it's not modern.
OK, very good. You've got a very nice broad base, there,
between the pair of you.
Let's hope there's something up here that you like the look of.
Today's selection looks like this.
Well, I don't know anything about rugby whatsoever.
-Do you not?
Well, the only category I know remotely anything about
would be Johnny Cash.
-So do you want to risk that, or...?
-I might not be very good.
-I bow to your wisdom.
-I bow to your wisdom, we'll do it.
Johnny Cash, please.
-Good luck, Johnny Cash.
-Very best of luck.
Here are your three questions.
We are looking for anyone, according to IMDb,
who acted in the film about Johnny Cash, Walk The Line.
We're looking for any of the 16 tracks on the original release
of his album At Folsom Prison.
Or we are looking for any UK top 40 single Johnny Cash has had
up to the end of June 2015, please.
So any actor in Walk The Line.
Any tracks on At Folsom Prison.
And any UK top 40 singles.
-Very best of luck.
-Thanks very much indeed, Richard.
As always, you've got up to one minute to come up with three answers.
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.
-I'll tell you what I know, which isn't very much.
-Joaquin Phoenix was Walk The Line.
Tracks on Folsom is Boy Named Sue, I think.
And Folsom Prison Blues, but that was too well-known.
Does Hurt appear?
I know Hurt is one of the 40 singles.
Johnny Cash UK top 40 singles...
-He did a song which was...
-Ring Of Fire.
He did a song which was a cover of the...
Oh, crikey. I can't think. I can't think!
-What's the name?
-The cast of Walk The Line
was the one we've said, haven't we?
Yeah, I don't remember who else was in that.
I can't remember - I can see her face, but I can't remember.
Tracks At Folsom Prison...
A Boy Named Sue, maybe. I think.
Folsom Prison Blues, but that'll be really well-known.
Johnny Cash top UK 40 singles, Ring Of Fire,
-which is also well-known.
And I can't think of any more, and I love his music.
-Ten seconds left.
-Walk The Line...
-Boy Named Sue...
-We'll just go with...
-What do you want to do - Boy Named Sue?
-Ring Of Fire?
That is your time up.
So let's have your three answers.
Right, OK. We'll go for Boy Named Sue.
-Boy Named Sue.
-From At Folsom Prison.
-Ring Of Fire.
-Ring Of Fire.
-UK top 40 singles, Ring Of Fire.
And Joaquin Phoenix for Walk The Line.
Joaquin Phoenix, OK.
Now, of those three, which is your best shot at a pointless answer?
-Boy Named Sue.
-Boy Named Sue goes last.
-Least likely to be pointless?
Joaquin Phoenix, we will put first.
OK, let's pop those on the board in that order, then.
And here they are.
We have got Joaquin Phoenix, we've got Ring Of Fire,
and we've got A Boy Named Sue.
Three good answers up there on the board.
One of those could be pointless.
And if one of them is pointless, it'll win you £3,250.
What would you do with that, Lesley?
And I'm desperate to cruise up the coast of Norway
to the Arctic Circle, to the North Cape.
Wonderful, travel. Stuart, how about you?
I think I'd buy my wife a nice big ring.
I'd buy Madelyn something and treat myself to something small,
cos I won't have much money left after.
OK, well, very, very best of luck. Three good answers on the board.
Let's see how we do with those.
Your first answer was Joaquin Phoenix.
In this case, we were looking for cast members
of the film Walk The Line.
If this is pointless it will win you £3,250.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Joaquin Phoenix.
All it has to be now is pointless.
Joaquin Phoenix, down he goes through the 40s,
into the 30s, into the 20s.
Well, I'm just thinking, I mean, he was the lead part.
-He was the main part.
-I've not seen the film, so...
And 100 people, of them, only 24 of them got Joaquin Phoenix.
This could be a good sign for the future answers.
I don't know, we'll find out, though, shall we?
Your next answer was Ring Of Fire.
In this case, we were looking for Johnny Cash UK top 40 singles.
It has to be pointless for you to win that jackpot of £3,250.
Let's see how many people said Ring Of Fire.
-What about that?
An incorrect answer. We will discover why shortly.
But evidently not a UK top 40 single, I suppose.
Well, only one more shot at today's jackpot.
Your third and final answer was A Boy Named Sue.
In this case, we were looking for tracks
on the At Folsom Prison album.
It has to be correct and it has to be pointless
for you to win the jackpot.
For £3,250, let's see how many people said A Boy Named Sue.
Is it pointless?
-Oh, I'm sorry.
That was a tough...really tough category, that one there.
I'm sorry. However, a very valiant attempt.
I'm afraid you didn't manage to find the pointless answer
that would have won you that jackpot of £3,250.
That will roll over onto the next show.
It's been wonderful having you on the show,
you've been so good all the way through.
Lovely low scores from you in each round.
You get to take home a Pointless trophy each.
-In recognition of your triumph.
-That's all right.
Very well done, Lesley and Stuart.
Yeah, it is unlucky.
Nice to spend time thinking and talking about Johnny Cash, though, as always.
Such a huge fan of his.
Now, Ring Of Fire was not a single in the UK, so not a top 40 single.
A Boy Named Sue was a top 40 single,
it would have scored you 14 points in that category,
but wasn't on the Folsom Prison album.
-It was on Live At Saint Quentin.
-He did another prison album.
-And it was an answer for that.
Let's start with Walk The Line.
Here's a few answers.
Dallas Roberts, pointless answer. Ginnifer Goodwin...
Johnathan Rice plays Roy Orbison.
The wonderful Shelby Lynne plays Carrie Cash.
Everyone, in fact, in that film was a pointless answer
except Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon.
Those are the only ones that scored any points,
they scored quite a few points.
Let's move on to tracks At Folsom Prison.
Flushed From The Bathroom Of Your Heart -
that's a nice one, isn't it?
Give My Love To Rose, I Still Miss Someone...
Lots of pointless answers here.
Lots that were very specific to being in prison.
Green, Green Grass Of Home was a pointless answer.
Would've been a good one. Send A Picture Of Mother.
Dark As The Dungeon, a pointless answer.
You could've had 25 Minutes To Go, The Wall, I Got Stripes
and Grey Stone Chapel.
All of those were pointless answers.
Very well done if you said any of those.
Now, there's very few top 40 singles.
He actually hasn't had very many singles.
Not really a singles artist.
Only two were pointless.
His cover of It Ain't Me Babe, and What Is Truth?
Hurt, which was the cover version of the Nine Inch Nails song
I think you were talking about, would've scored 7.
A Thing Called Love, 2 One Piece At A Time, 2,
and his cover version of Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode
would have scored you 1 point.
He did loads of brilliant cover versions, actually,
in the last, sort of, ten years.
Really, really worth checking out some of his more recent stuff,
Johnny Cash, before he sadly left us.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
Lesley and Stuart, sadly, we have to say goodbye to you.
Wonderful having you on the show. Thank you so much for playing.
Lesley and Stuart, brilliant. APPLAUSE
Sadly, Lesley and Stuart didn't win our jackpot today which means
it rolls over onto the next show, when we will be playing for £4,250.
Join us then to see if someone can win it.
-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.