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Thank you very much indeed.
Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong and welcome to Pointless,
the show where we're always striving to find the most obscure answers.
Let's meet today's players.
-Couple number one. Hello, I'm Angela.
-This is Rich, my husband,
-and we are from Leicester.
-Couple number two?
Hi, I'm Esme. This is my uncle Richard, he's from Cardiff,
-and I'm from Portsmouth.
-Couple number three?
Hi, I'm Dave, this is my son Henry,
I'm from Dufftown in the Highlands and Henry is of no fixed abode.
And finally, couple number four.
Hi, I'm Sasha. This is my brother, Tim, and we're from Hatfield.
And these are today's contestants.
Thanks very much all of you. A very warm welcome to Pointless,
we'll find out more about each of you throughout the show as it goes
along. So that just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
He's the complete package,
in fact, I had to wait three weeks to get him delivered from Amazon.
It's my Pointless friend, it's Richard.
I know, I spent 48 hours in your neighbour's porch.
-It was awful.
-There are worse places to be.
-That's true, they're very nice.
One returning pair from the last show, and they are very strong,
Tim and Sasha - who got through to the head-to-head.
We had a pointless answer from Tim as well during the show.
So they're going to be very tough to beat.
The team that beat them in the head-to-head
were Lesley and Stewart, who were very bright and, unsurprisingly,
it was an absolute cash bonanza, the jackpot last time...
by which I mean the questions were about Johnny Cash and they lost.
Thanks very much indeed. So Lesley and Stewart didn't win the jackpot
last time, which means we add another £1,000 to that.
So today's jackpot starts off at £4,250.
Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.
Now, remember this. The pair with the highest score
at the end of each round will be eliminated.
That's it, best of luck to all four pairs,
our first category this afternoon is Famous People.
Can you all decide in your pairs who'll go first and second.
And whoever is going first, please step up to the podium.
OK, and the question concerns...
Oh, that's nice. People who share their names with plants, trees, shrubs and flowers.
-On each board we'll show you seven clues to famous people
who either have a first name or a surname that is the same as a plant,
tree, shrub or flower, you just need to give us a nice obscure answer,
please. There's 14 in all if you want have a go at home.
-Best of luck.
-Thanks very much indeed, Richard, so let's reveal
our first board of clues, here they are. Seven of them.
I will read all of those one last time.
Good to have you here. What you do, Angela?
I'm a teaching assistant at a small primary school.
Very good, when you're not teaching, what do you get up to?
I like darts, I'm a big fan of darts.
To watch or to play?
Both. I play if they're short, if the team is short I step in.
This is Richard's team?
Yeah, I have a T-shirt that says for emergency use only.
Very good. What would you like to go for?
I'll go for
US actor who played Captain Kirk
and I'll say William Shatner.
Which bit of that is a plant, tree, shrub or flower, I wonder?
I'd forgotten that bit.
Sweet William Shatner, there we are.
OK. Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said that.
I'm so sorry, Angela.
I'm afraid William Shatner is an incorrect answer
and scores you 100 points.
Often, if you want to impress a young lady or something,
you'd give her a lovely posy of Shatners.
There we go. Esme.
-Welcome to Pointless. Good to have you here. What you do, Esme?
-I'm a history student.
-Where are you a history student?
-I'm at Oxford.
-You're at Oxford, and what are your interests, Esme?
I really enjoy rowing during term time
but I have to get up at around 5:30am.
I was going to say, early start!
But nice to be out on the river at that time of morning.
Yes, it's beautiful, except in wintertime
you have to break the ice before you can get out onto the river.
Hm... Less fun.
Esme, what are you going to go for on this board?
There are a few on here that I think I could do,
I was going to do the US actor,
I think this is the right one,
is it Chris Pine?
Listen, already, that sounds good to me.
Let's see, is it right? How many of our 100 people said Chris Pine?
It's right. Well done.
Look at that.
7 for Chris Pine.
Well played, Esme, yes, reprised the role in Star Trek Into Darkness.
Chris Pine, his middle name is Mas.
That really took me quite a long time to work out.
Henry, what is this no-fixed-abode nonsense?
Where do you lay your hat?
I've just finished my university in Aberdeen
and I'm going to be moving to Edinburgh to do the same.
-What were you studying at Aberdeen?
You were studying music there, any particular branch of music?
-Just popular music.
Learning about sequencing and recording and song-writing.
So it's quite technical?
-As much engineering as much as...
What instrument do you play?
Well, I sing, but I mainly kind of just write songs
and just find any instrument to accompany my voice.
Very good, well, good luck to you, Henry.
What would you like to go for on this board?
Well, I mean, I know a good amount of those,
but I'm not sure which one is the best one to pick.
But I think I will go for the British singer
who released the UK number-one albums,
that's Lily Allen?
Lily Allen says Henry, Lily Allen, let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
Well, 7 is our lowest score.
And you passed it. Look at that, 2 for Lily Allen.
Good work, Henry.
That's a great answer, Henry, very well done.
Now then, Tim, welcome back.
-Remind us what you do?
-I'm currently a support worker
for people with learning disabilities.
And your interests aside from work, what are they?
I mentioned that I'm a big wrestling fan and also a Chelsea fan.
Currently volunteer for a charity as well.
There we go. Tim, take us through the board.
I believe the top one is Stan Laurel.
I don't know the author
or the CEO of Marks & Spencer.
The co-host of This Morning is Holly Willoughby
and I'm guessing the bottom one is Rowan Atkinson.
But I'm going to go with the top one and say Stan Laurel.
OK, Stan Laurel says Tim,
let's see how many of our 100 people said Stan Laurel.
54 for Stan Laurel.
Quite a high score there, as you'd expect.
Yeah. You'd have been better going with the bottom one,
which you did know - it's Rowan Atkinson.
That would have scored you 29 points,
it would have been a very nice answer.
The author is?
-Daphne du Maurier.
-Daphne du Maurier.
-Daphne being an evergreen shrub.
She would have scored you 35 points.
The CEO of Marks & Spencer.
That would've scored you 9. Again, co-hosting This Morning?
-The lovely Holly Willoughby.
She would have scored you 13.
The best answer on the board, Henry, Lily Allen, well played.
Thanks very much. We're halfway through the round, let's look at those scores. 2, Henry, well done.
Henry and Dave looking pretty good at this point.
Up to 7 where we find Esme and Richard.
Up to 54, Tim and Sasha and then,
I'm sorry, Angela and Rich, the Shatners
didn't bloom for you, did they, Angela, I'm afraid?
So, Rich, we need a low score from you on the next pass
and we'll hope that's good enough to keep you in the game.
We'll come back down the line. Would the second players please step up to the podium.
OK, let's put seven more clues on the board. Here they are.
I'll read all those again.
There we are. Sasha, welcome back.
-Good to have you here again from Hatfield.
-Remind us what you do?
I'm a drama and performance student in Worcester.
Do you think you'll go on into acting on the back of that?
No, I want to do theatre and education.
-Yes, so it's just an interactive way of learning for kids
-and things like that.
-Really good fun. We've had quite a few people
on the show who work in museums and things like that, who do that kind of thing.
That's one of my modules, I get to perform in a museum and things, so.
What would like to go for on this board?
There's probably one that I should know, which is the Birmingham one,
but I want to go for the Australian rapper and say Iggy Azalea.
Here's your red line, get below that and you're through to the next round.
Very well done, Iggy Azalea doing you all kinds of good.
Look at that! Down to 1.
Well done, Sasha, that's what you needed, takes your total up to 55.
-You're into Round Two.
-Yes, that's a terrific answer, well played.
Her real name is Amethyst Kelly.
Thank you very much indeed. Now, Dave, welcome to Pointless.
-Good to have you here, what do you do?
-I'm a gardener at the...
Stop right there. What about that?
You are in the garden right now.
-You would think, wouldn't you?
-Where are you a gardener?
-I'm a gardener at the whisky distillery
-that makes the world...
-Stop right there.
A gardener in a whisky distillery?
-It's like he threw two sixes!
I know, just extraordinary.
Tell me what your duties are at the distillery?
Well, duties include the formal gardens
close to the distillery and visitor centre,
but there is also lots of farmlands,
where we do fencing and things like that.
And obviously to, erm...
-Not at all.
-We take health and safety very seriously.
Do they pay you in, do you get...? I mean, surely?
A certain amount of whisky is part of the package, yes.
There we go. What are you going to go for, Dave?
Well, I'm really stuck on this board.
The other board was much better for me, but I'm going to go for
the Velvet Underground front man who I believe was Lou Reed.
Lou Reed says Dave.
You want to score 97 or less, there's your red line.
Let's see how you do.
Well done. Good answer.
Look at that.
Takes your total up to 19.
Well played, Dave, produced by David Bowie, that track.
There we are. Thank you very much indeed. Now, Richard, welcome.
Good to have you from Cardiff.
-And what you do, Richard?
After doing quite a number of different jobs I've ended up
teaching English as a second language.
For the time being, anyway.
You teach that in Wales, or to...?
-Not to Welsh people.
-No, I was just...
-Mostly it's the children at about primary school age
about to go into secondary school, as support for their language skills
when they go into secondary schools and in the classroom.
Very good, lovely low score from Esme,
you should get through without too much effort.
92 or less is your target.
-What would you like to go for?
since people aren't usually too great at politics,
I'll go for the former Labour MP for Salford, Hazel Blears.
Hazel Blears says Richard,
here is your red line.
Now, then. If you can get below that with Hazel Blears,
you're through to the next round. Let's see how many people said it.
It's right. Now, as you said, people aren't brilliant at politics.
4. Nice low score, very well done indeed.
Taking your total up to 11.
The lowest total of the round. Very well done indeed.
Great answer, Richard, very well played.
Good answering in this round.
She actually retired as an MP in 2015 and now works at the Co-op.
-As a director.
-But still, she works at the Co-op.
Thank you, Richard.
Rich, great to have you here.
Rich, what do you do?
I've got a small trophy supply and engraving business.
For your darts team, that's just a dream come true, isn't it?
I run the local darts league as well.
I recently got into bowls.
How did the engraving start?
Basically, because I run the darts league, my supplier was selling up,
so I bought the machinery off him and started up.
Good, now, Rich, I'm sorry to say
there will be no trophy for you today,
but, however, next time, when you come back, I'm sure there will.
What would we like to go for on this board?
Feel free to talk us through if you feel up to that.
The Birmingham born actor is Ian Lavender.
The driver is Stirling Moss.
I'm going to go with the Sherlock Holmes actor and Basil Rathbone.
Basil Rathbone says Rich.
No red line for you,
let's see how far down the column you get with Basil Rathbone.
22 for Basil Rathbone,
taking your total up to 122.
Very nicely done, Richard. Good board.
That British Formula 1 driver,
as soon as the board comes up I always look down and see
and I thought, yeah, Mike Hawthorne, fine,
and, of course, it was Stirling Moss.
I hope someone at home made that mistake and it's not just me.
Now, the actress is Leslie Ash.
That would have scored you 8 and you're right about Ian Lavender,
he would have scored you 37.
There we are. Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
At the end of our first round,
we are sending home, with a high score of 122,
Rich and Angela, I'm afraid it's you.
You'd just forgotten that crucial thing.
The important bit.
So, you won't make that mistake next time.
-And on the back of that, who knows where you'll stop?
Maybe through to the final. In the meantime,
it's been lovely having you on,
-thanks for playing. Rich and Angela.
But, for the remaining three pairs it's now time for Round Two.
Well, this is Round Two, you've already seen off one of our pairs,
another pair will be leaving at the end of this round.
Best of luck, all three pairs, our category for Round Two today is...
Cinema. Can you all decide in your pairs who is going to go first
and second, and whoever is going first, please step up to the podium.
OK. And the question concerns...
"The" Film Titles.
-In a moment, Xander will show you the names of four actors.
We're looking for any feature film made for release
up to the end of June 2015, in which any of these actors starred,
which has the word "The" in the title, please.
Thanks very much indeed, Richard.
OK, as Richard mentioned,
we're going to put the names of four actors up on the board,
they're going to stay there the whole way through the round.
Good luck. Here they are.
There we are.
Well, my mind went absolutely blank, so... But I think,
it's one that I think will be OK,
I don't know if it will be low scoring,
but hopefully it's not wrong.
I'm going to go for Dustin Hoffman and Meet The Fockers.
Meet, helpfully, "The" Fockers, let's see if it's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Meet The Fockers.
5. 5 for Meet The Fockers.
-Very well done.
-Well played, Esme, he plays Ben Stiller's dad in that.
Excellent. Thank you, Richard.
This is just dreadful.
I'm going to have to go for... I think this is going to be wrong,
Dustin Hoffman, Meet The Fockers Two.
Meet The Fockers Two.
-Let's see how many of our 100 people said that.
No. I'm afraid Meet The Fockers Two is an incorrect answer
and scores you 100 points. Dave, I'm sorry.
Yes, Meet The Fockers was already a sequel, I'm afraid.
-There we are.
-Any film starring one of these four people.
I'm going to take a risk and say, The Others.
Let's see if The Others is right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
It is right.
Well, 5 is our low score at this point.
The Others takes you to 13.
Yeah, it was a Nicole Kidman horror film, The Others.
Let's take a look at the scores.
5, the best score of that pass.
Esme and Richard, particularly good.
Then, up to 13. Ditto, Sasha and Tim.
Then up to 100. I'm sorry, it's Henry and Dave.
We're going to come back down the line. Can the second players please step up to the podium?
So we're looking for any film starring any of these actors with
the word "The" in its title.
Now then, Tim.
I'm going to go with The Green Mile.
The Green Mile, says Tim. Sounds good to me. Here is your red line.
Get below this red line - nice and high -
you are through to the next round.
The Green Mile, how many people said it?
Very well done.
14 for The Green Mile.
Good answer. 27 is your total.
Sailing through again, Tim and Sasha.
Very impressive. From 1999, based on a Stephen King novel.
Thanks very much, Richard. Now, Henry. Good luck.
-I mean, listen, if you can score less than 5,
there is at least a scenario in which you could go through.
I have a good answer
but I don't know how good it's possibly going to be.
I'm going to say The Terminal.
The Terminal, says Henry.
No red line, obviously, as you're the high scorers.
Let's see how many people said The Terminal.
Look at that!
It's exactly what you needed.
4! Taking your total up to 104.
It needn't necessarily be "terminal" for you at this point.
The Tom Hanks film where he got stranded in an airport terminal.
There we are. Now, Richard.
Essentially, what we need from you is a correct answer.
98 or less.
I think Meryl Streep is in The Bridges Of Madison County.
The Bridges of Madison County, says Richard.
Here is your red line. Get below that red line there with
The Bridges of Madison County, you're into the head-to-head.
It's right. And you are through.
Good answer. Another 4.
Taking your total up to 9.
The lowest total of the round for the second time.
Great answering all round, today.
Another very good answer. Let's take a look at some pointless answers.
Well done if you said any of these.
Meryl Streep is in A Cry In The Dark.
Tom Hanks is in Elvis Has Left The Building.
Margot At The Wedding, which is Nicole Kidman.
Dustin Hoffman in Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer.
A couple more Meryl Streep films.
Still Of The Night. The animated film, The Ant Bully.
Two more Meryls here. The House Of The Spirits,
The Seduction of Joe Tynan.
The Tiger Makes Out, that's Dustin Hoffman.
The highest scorer for Meryl Streep was The Devil Wears Prada.
Would have scored you 14 points.
Dustin Hoffman's biggest ones were The Graduate.
Would have scored you 28. Nicole Kidman, The Others,
was, in fact, the highest scorer for Nicole Kidman. 13 points.
Tom Hanks, The Green Mile, was the highest scorer there.
The Money Pit, 7, The Da Vinci Code, 6, and The Lady Killers, 6.
So, very low scorers from our 100 people
cos they're naming an awful lot of films in this round.
Thanks very much. So, at the end of our second round,
the pair we're saying goodbye to, with a high score of 104,
it's Henry and Dave. We'll see you next time, Henry and Dave.
We'll look forward to that very much indeed. In the meantime, thanks very much.
But for our remaining two pairs, it's now time for the head-to-head.
Very well done, Esme and Richard,
Tim and Sasha, you're now one step closer to the final,
and a chance to play for that jackpot,
which currently stands at £4,250.
Well, you know the deal.
From here on, you can start playing as teams.
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.
Here is your first question.
And it concerns...
Michael Jackson songs, Richard.
We're going to give you five visual clues now to the titles of
Michael Jackson UK top-20 singles.
Can you tell us what they are, please?
OK, let's reveal our five visual clues.
And here they come...
There we are.
Five visual clues to Michael Jackson songs.
Esme and Richard, you'll go first.
B is Ben.
We're going to go for Ben, B.
-B, Ben, say Esme and Richard.
Ben. Tim and Sasha, talk us through the board.
We think that A was a song
that he did for a film, Space Jam.
We think it might be Jam, but we don't know if it's Jam or Space Jam,
so we're a bit confused about that one.
-The Man in the Mirror.
I think it's the song he did with his sister, Scream.
I think the clue is really obvious. OK, yeah, go.
OK. D, Scream.
So we have Ben and we have Scream.
Esme and Richard went for Ben, let's see that's right for B.
Let's see how many of our 100 agree with them.
35 for Ben.
Now, Tim and Sasha have gone for Scream for D,
let's see if that's right,
let's see how many people said Scream.
Scream is right.
Look, it wins it for you. There we are, 31 for Scream.
Well done, Tim and Sasha, after one question you're up 1-0.
Two good answers, though.
A is just Jam,
would have been a better answer and scored you 10 points.
C is the best answer on the board.
It is Hold My Hand and would have scored you 2 points.
And E, of course, is Man In The Mirror.
That's the biggest scorer with 46.
There we are, here comes your second question now,
Esme and Richard, you have to win this one to stay in the game,
so very best of luck.
Tim and Sasha will get to answer it first.
Our second question today is all about...
-We will give you the set-ups to five jokes about fruits and vegetables
and we'll then give you a punchline, but just alternate letters.
Can you fill in the gaps and tell us the punchline to these jokes?
Brilliant, OK, let's reveal our jokes.
And here they are.
I'll read those again.
Tim and Sasha will go first.
We'll go for the third one and say a tickled onion.
A tickled onion, is that because you think it's the low score
-or is that your favourite joke?
-I really enjoy it.
Tickled onion, say Tim and Sasha.
Now, Esme and Richard, talk us through the board.
OK, well. It's now trying to guess which ones will be low scoring
because you have got a Brussels Scout,
runner bean, Elvis Parsley and squash.
I'm thinking Brussels Scout might be a good one to do.
I don't know. OK, we'll go for a Brussels Scout.
We have a tickled onion and we have Brussels Scout.
Tim and Sasha went for a tickled onion.
Let's see of that's right, let's see how many people said it.
It is right.
Esme and Richard have gone for a Brussels Scout,
let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many people have said a Brussels Scout.
Back in the game.
After two questions, it's 1-1.
That is actually the lowest answer on the whole board,
so very well worked out.
Hard sometimes to work out
what's going to be the lowest scorer.
There we are, thank you very much.
So, it all comes down to question three,
whoever wins this one goes through to the final and plays for that jackpot.
So, best of luck to both pairs.
Our third question today... is about Coventry.
-Simply five clues to facts about the city of Coventry,
can you give us the most obscure answer?
OK, let's reveal our five clues.
And here they come...
I'll read those all one last time.
Now, Esme and Richard, you will go first.
No, you can talk.
It's been put on my back, this one...
It's hard to say...
Pick an obscure one.
I mean, they're all obscure to me.
I think The Whitsun Weddings is John Betjeman.
John Betjeman, The Whitsun Weddings.
Tim and Sasha. Talk us through the board.
The top one is Lady Godiva.
The others we are really unsure of.
Shall we go for the bottom one?
We're going to take a punt on the Russian city and say St Petersburg.
OK, St Petersburg, you are saying.
So, we have Esme and Richard with John Betjeman
and we have St Petersburg.
Esme and Richard, John Betjeman, The Whitsun Weddings,
let's see about that.
You had an open goal there, Tim and Sasha.
All you had to be was right with St Petersburg, let's see if you are.
Two incorrect answers, which means, after three questions, it's 1-1.
Yeah, Lady Godiva would have won you the points, seen you into the final.
The city is Stalingrad, now known as Volgograd.
That would have scored you 4 points.
And the poet...
-Is, em, Philip Larkin.
-Philip Larkin, yep.
He would have scored you 9 points.
Now, Lady Godiva would have scored you 75.
And the thriller writer? Lee Child was the answer.
He would have scored you...20 points.
-And it was Stock, Aitken and...?
-Waterman, Pete Waterman.
And he would have scored you 44.
There we are.
Here comes your fourth question,
whoever wins this one goes through to the final
and plays for the jackpot. Best of luck to both pairs.
It is all
We're going to show you five clues now to facts about Westlife.
Whichever team gives us the most obscure answer is going through to
-play for the jackpot.
-Thanks very much.
OK, let's reveal our five clues and here they come.
I'll read those again.
Tim and Sasha go first.
OK, the Billy Joel one, Uptown Girl?
Uptown Girl, say Tim and Sasha.
Now then, Esme and Richard, talk us through that board.
I know the X Factor judge,
that's Louis Walsh, and I think Brian McFadden
might be the member who married Kerry Katona but I'm not sure.
If Brian McFadden is in Westlife, then that's him.
I imagine Louis Walsh will be fairly high-scoring.
So, I don't even know.
-You say his name.
-Is it Brian McFadden?
Brian McFadden, say Esme and Richard.
Uptown Girl and Brian McFadden.
Tim and Sasha say Uptown Girl, let's see if that's right,
let's see how many people said it.
45 for Uptown Girl.
Esme and Richard have gone for Brian McFadden,
let's see if that's right, let's see how many people said Brian McFadden.
And it wins you the point, well done, 42.
42, well done,
after four questions, Esme and Richard,
you are through to the final 2-1.
That was a close head-to-head all the way through and you took a risk
and it paid off because Louis Walsh would have scored you too many points.
He was right, but would have scored you 62.
The member who won I'm A Celebrity was Kian Egan, would have scored 27.
The best answer on the board, their first UK number-one single
was Swear It Again,
that would have scored 4.
There we are, thanks very much, Richard.
So the pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head round, I'm so sorry,
Tim and Sasha. Oh, it could have been you going through there.
You've been very good throughout both shows you've been on,
I'm sorry this is where we have to say goodbye to you,
but it's been great having you on the show, thank you so much. Tim and Sasha.
But for Esme and Richard it's now time for our Pointless final.
Congratulations, Esme and Richard,
you've seen off all the competition and you've won our coveted Pointless trophy.
You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot, and at the end of today's show...
the jackpot is standing at...
Well, your first two rounds were incredibly impressive but it was hard won,
that head-to-head was a toughie.
Let's see what today's selection looks like and hope that there's
something you don't mind up there.
Well, I've never really watched any TV soaps,
there is politics up there,
there is sport up there and I don't know too many singers called Billy,
so I think this is all in your court, really.
Well, throwing in the Olympics is not something that really springs to
mind, but let's risk that one.
-You know a lot about these German shot-putters(!)
-Oh, no! OK.
-OK, Olympic throwing events it is. Richard...
Best of luck, we are looking for anyone who has ever won a gold medal
in any of the following events, please,
any man or woman who has won gold in the...
Any Olympics from 1896 to 2012.
Any gold medal winner in any of those events, please,
very best of luck.
OK, as always, you've got one minute to come up with three answers and
all you need to win that jackpot
is for just one of those 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 don't know. I studied the javelin
and I know the women's javelin throwing
and I know them through the first ones in the '30s,
it was Tilly Fleischer,
Babe Didrikson won the first one back in 1932.
OK. I'm of no use to you right now.
Hermine Bauma is an Austrian athlete who won one.
So, which ones do you think are going to be pointless?
I think the early ones because... Inese Jaunzeme is a Russian.
I don't know any of these.
No, you're not going to know them.
Do you want your full minute? We can stop the clock if you like?
Hang on, let's think... There's Elvira Ozolina.
There's erm... Mihaela Penes...
This should just be you here behind the podium.
-I'll stand over here.
-OK, we'll go.
You're happy, we'll stop the clock there.
Let's have your three answers.
And if you could say which of the disciplines.
-They're all javelin throwers and all female.
-And Mihaela Penes.
-And Mihaela Penes.
Of those three, because a couple of those are a little bit obvious...
..which would you like to put last?
Which do you think would be your best shot at a pointless answer.
Least likely to be pointless?
Mihaela Penes was the most recent.
Mihaela Penes, we've all heard of her(!) We'll put her first.
OK, well, let's put those up on the board in that order,
and here they are. Well...
There are your three answers.
Well, very best of luck.
Three... I mean, if these aren't pointless, I will be very, very surprised.
But who knows? They might not be,
we might have someone who knows their Olympic throwing events incredibly well.
I mean, nearly as well as you.
Let's just imagine one of these might be pointless
and wins you that jackpot of £4,250, what would you do with it?
Esme, to you first.
I'm going on holiday to Vietnam in a few months and I don't think I
have the money to pay for it, so this would be excellent.
That is the life of a student.
-Richard, how about you?
-I think the house needs some new windows.
-They are a bit dirty now.
-You know you can clean them?
-I know, the upper ones are a bit high, though.
-OK, very good.
Well, best of luck. As I say,
all three of your answers are javelin gold medal winners,
your first answer was Mihaela Penes.
If this is right, if it is pointless, it will win you £4,250.
Let's see how many people said Mihaela Penes.
It is right.
Now all it has to do is go down to 0
and, if it does that, you will leave here with £4,250.
Down it goes, down into single figures. Down it goes.
Still going down.
You have done it!
There we go. Well done.
You did that!
I've never had less doubt in my mind that something was going to be pointless.
There we are, Mihaela Penes was a pointless answer,
which means you go home with our jackpot of £4,250.
The windows will be replaced!
The holiday will be paid for!
Very, very well done indeed.
Now, there is a guy who knows his female Olympic javelin gold medallists.
I will set you a little quiz now, Richard.
-Romanian, and won her gold medal...?
-Correct, all correct.
Well, she represented the Soviet Union, I think she was Latvian.
And the Olympics?
It was '56 in Melbourne.
It goes without saying - that was a pointless answer as well.
And Bauma is...?
-And she won her gold...?
In London in 1948.
Correct answer. Very well done.
Now, let's take a look at the other pointless answers in the other categories.
I wonder if anyone did as well as that?
I kind of doubt it.
Jurgen Schult who won in '88.
Robert Harting won in 2012, Sandra Perkovic there, won it in 2012,
the Croatian. And Stephanie Brown Trafton won in 2008.
In fact, the only ones who scored any points at all
were Hellmann, Garrett, Al Oerter, Alekna.
They are the only people who scored any points at all.
Here are the javelin gold medal winners.
2004 and 2008, Andreas Thorkildsen.
Barbora Spotakova of the Czech Republic won twice.
Petra Felke, who very famously beat Fatima Whitbread,
she is a pointless answer.
And the East German Ruth Fuchs also a pointless answer,
well done if you said that. Let's take a look at the shot put.
..And Valerie Adams, the New Zealander.
So, very well done if you got any of those.
Very well done if you got three pointless answers as well,
I don't imagine there are too many people who did,
but we've got one right here.
I just have to say, very, very well played, Esme.
-Thanks. It was all me.
Thanks once again to our winning players, Esme and Richard,
who go away with today's jackpot of...
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.