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 show where the more obscure your knowledge,
the better your chances of winning.
Let's meet today's players.
And couple number one.
I'm Drew. This is Tim and we're friends from Swindon.
-Couple number two.
-Hi, I'm Rich.
-This is my wife, Angela, and we're from Burbage in Leicestershire.
-Couple number three.
Hi, I'm Steve. This is my sister, Jane. I'm from Derby and she's from Leicester.
Couple number four.
Hi, I'm Dave. This is my son, Henry.
I'm from Dufftown in the Highlands and Henry's a citizen of the world.
And these are today's contestants.
Thanks you very much. We'll find out more about each of you as the show goes along.
That just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
He absolutely loves it when you shout obscure facts at him from the
window of your moving car. It's my Pointless friend, it's Richard.
Hiya. Hi, everybody.
I've only just recovered from that incredible jackpot round in the last show.
Richard and Esme.
And Richard got... He's obviously an Olympics geek, par excellence.
Unbelievable. He had Olympic Throwing Events and he took us through
virtually every woman who's ever won an Olympic javelin gold.
It was very impressive. He gave us the 1948 champion,
the 1956 champion and the 1964 champion.
All perfect. Mentioned three other pointless answers during his 60 seconds
as well. It was genuinely incredible, wasn't it?
Gave us their nationalities. Virtually gave us the distance they threw.
-You didn't ask that, I bet he would have done.
I should have done, shouldn't I? I should have done.
He could have made it up though, I didn't know.
True. I would have believed him.
I would go as far as to say, the greatest single performance we've ever had
in a Pointless jackpot round.
-Yeah. Very, very, very impressive.
They took away nearly £5,000, so very best of luck to them.
Two returning pairs from that show.
Angela and Rich, who got knocked out in the first round last time,
I would say, unfortunately.
Angela just had a slight misunderstanding of a question in the first round.
That's OK. That happens.
Dave and Henry got knocked out in the second round.
I would say less unfortunate.
Henry, very unfortunate to get knocked out but, you know,
you bring your dad along, that's what's going to happen sometimes.
So, Dave has some making up to do to his son today.
He certainly has. Thank you very much, Richard.
So, yes, Richard and Esme won the jackpot last time, so today's jackpot
starts off back at £1,000.
There it is. Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.
All you have to remember is this.
The pair with the highest score at the end of each round will be
eliminated. That's the rule.
Best of luck to all four pairs.
Our first category today is...
Heavy intake of breath there.
Can you decide in your pairs who's going to go first,
who's going to go second?
Whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.
OK. Let's find out what the question is.
Here it comes. We gave 100 people 100 seconds to name...
As many UN founding member states as they could.
UN founding member states.
-Yeah, we're looking for any of the countries that were founding
member states of the UN, please.
So, any of the signatories to the charter of the UN in 1945,
in either June or October 1945.
There were 51 signatories, so any country that were signatories
to that charter and still exist today.
-Very best of luck.
-Thanks very much indeed, Richard.
Tim, welcome to Pointless.
Great to have you here. What do you do, Tim?
I work at a school for children with behavioural issues, in Swindon.
I managed the exclusion unit there.
Right, you are. That's...
Yeah, sometimes a rather challenging job, I should think.
It is quite difficult but rewarding as well.
Rewarding, I bet, yes. What do you do in your time off.
I dare say you need just to unwind quite substantially after that.
A lot of TV. A lot box sets with my fiancee.
Settling down with that, time with my girls as well.
Very nice. Tim, what are you thinking of?
Always tough going on first.
I'd like to go with the Netherlands.
The Netherlands, says Tim.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said, the Netherlands.
Good answer. Look at that.
7 for the Netherlands.
That's a really good start, Tim.
Very well played. Yeah, you've got to try and gain control of the game
from that first podium, haven't you?
And that's a very, very nice way of doing that.
Very good. Thanks, Richard. Now, Rich, welcome back.
Welcome back. Yes, Round One last time.
-I'm sorry. William Shatner did it.
Rich, remind us what you do.
I run a trophy and engraving business.
Which you just took over from someone else,
simply through your love of darts.
-Are you the captain of your team?
Well, I'm secretary of the league, captain of two teams.
Now, I... I'm inferring from this that you did very well.
That you're a champion team, then.
No. Not really.
You went down to the trophy shop just to get yourself some trophies,
to make yourselves feel better. What's wrong with that?
I'm about to see if they sell Pointless ones.
Yeah, well... That's a good point, actually.
You do occasionally see them on eBay.
Why would you buy one? You've got to earn one.
I know, because they trade now for around about £17,500, so they are...
To pay that money.
-And some people might say, you know,
I don't remember you being on...
I'm sorry, I don't remember you winning...
All you really have to do is spend 15 years learning the names of
female Olympic javelin throwers. That's the way to get one.
I just heard they've gone up to £29,000.
34,000 is the latest bid.
Oh, it's in the room. It is in the room at 36,000.
Now, Rich, what would you like to go for?
I think I'll go for Canada.
Canada, says Rich.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said, Canada.
21. 21 for Canada.
Well done, Rich. You can always rely on the Canadians, can't you? To try and calm things down...
-..after a fight.
-Which, essentially, is what the UN was.
Yes, now, Steve, welcome to Pointless.
Great to have you here. What do you do, Steve?
Not a lot at the moment.
I'm unemployed due to health, but I'm trying to get back on the go,
as it were, and I'm, at the minute,
developing an organisation to support people with functional neurological disorders.
Right, you are.
And what do you do in your spare time?
What do you like to get up to?
Oh. Photography. I'm into photography. I like watching films.
Family. So, yeah.
Meeting up with friends, socialising.
Very good indeed. Now,
how comfortable are you feeling about United Nations founder members?
Well, yeah, I'm OK, hopefully.
I'm sure they're more comfortable about me than I am about them,
-What would you like to go for?
I'm going to say, Sweden.
Sweden, says Steve.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said, Sweden.
I told you there are more comfortable about me than I was about them.
I'm afraid Sweden is an incorrect answer and scores you 100 points.
-Yeah, they did not sign up on that original date, I'm afraid.
They are the country of the world whose name is most like your own,
though, so it's quite a good one to go for.
-Don't you think? It's one of the few countries in the world that that rhymes with Steven.
What was it that Sweden didn't particularly like about it?
They just had such huge beef with the Canadians.
-They hated them.
It was over an old ice hockey...
Someone said something in an ice hockey match and the Swedes didn't like it.
They wanted the Eurovision Song contest to be their thing instead of
the United Nations. That was the thing with Sweden.
They said, "No, we'll just do the Eurovision Song Contest", and the United Nations
said, "This is going to be better, it's about peace."
And they were, "Well, this is about songs..."
Lovely. You know, they got their way in the end but not in 1945.
-There we are.
Sweden. There we go. Now, Dave.
So, we discovered last time that you are a gardener...
-..at a distillery...
-How long have you been doing that?
-I've been doing that for six years.
-And how much have you changed of the
garden? You do quite a lot of the design of the garden?
Yeah, I tend to see things from start to finish.
So, that's the basis on which I was taken on.
And where were you before you were at the distillery?
I was the head gardener at Brodie Castle, which is an NTS property.
Right, you are. And that's in Scotland as well, isn't it?
That's in Moray, which is not very far away in distance but a
-world away climatically.
-Oh, I see.
Well, so, wetter in Moray?
Much colder. Much colder in Dufftown, where I am now, and
although it snows in Brodie, it would be gone the next day,
much like in the south of England - but in Dufftown, it snows,
-What are you going to go for?
Well, this fella, here,
saved me a bit because I was going to say, Sweden.
So, I'm going to go slightly south and go with Belgium.
Belgium, says Dave.
Let's see if Belgium's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said, Belgium.
Well, 7 was what we got for the Netherlands.
21 for Canada. 16 for Belgium.
Yeah, Belgium, a very good answer.
Again, I think they slightly made up for the last show.
Now it would be nice if Henry messed up now because then...
-It would be a good balance.
-Yeah, even Stevens.
-Yeah. Well, we're halfway through the round.
Let's take a look at these scores. 7, Tim, the best score of the pass so far.
Well done, Tim and Drew. Looking pretty good at this point.
Then up to 16, Dave and Henry. 21, Rich and Angela.
Then, I'm sorry, Jane and Steve, Sweden letting you down there.
Jane, who knows what'll happen on the next pass?
There might be another 100. Let's not have it from you. Let's have a nice low score from you...
-I'll do my best.
-..and maybe it will keep you in the game.
We're going to come back down the line now. Can the second players please
step up to the podium?
Now then, Henry.
Welcome back. Now, you've been doing a music degree in Aberdeen.
-Now, going over to Edinburgh to do a bachelors degree,
but in popular music.
-So, popular music starts roundabout when?
Pretty much the birth of blues.
I see. I see.
So, you don't go back to the popular tunes of the...
-No. No, no, no.
Right, OK. Very good.
And do you have interests outside music?
I do but, you know, most of my time takes up recording, writing music...
Very exciting. Now, Henry, you are on 16.
Our high-scorers at the moment are Jane and Steve on 100.
If you can score 83 or less, you're through to Round Two.
I don't now. I'm just going to be really painfully obvious,
cos I don't want to slip up, so I'm going to go with Germany.
Germany, says Henry.
Here is your red line. If you can get below this red line with Germany,
you are through to Round Two.
Let's see how many people said, Germany.
That wasn't what you were expecting, I'm afraid.
-Scores you 100 points.
-Take your total up to 116.
There we go.
-And it's nice as well, Dave,
cos you can gave Henry a little chat about what happened in 1945 as well.
-Thanks very much, Richard.
Now then, Jane.
You have been handed a bit of a lifeline there.
-This could be great news.
Jane, welcome to the show.
-Great to have you here. What do you do?
I'm a health care assistant and GP receptionist in a surgery.
And what are your interests, Jane?
Just started playing golf about a year ago, started taking some lessons.
And socialising, I've got a large group of friends,
so we go out a lot,
go on holidays together, coffee mornings, shopping...
Very nice. Now, Jane, the challenge here is scoring 15 or less.
Well, Politics is not my favourite subject, I have to say.
But I will have a go at...
-Switzerland, says Jane.
Switzerland. Here is your red line.
If you can get below the red line with Switzerland, Jane,
you are through to Round Two. How many people said, Switzerland?
Oh, I'm sorry, Jane.
I'm afraid... That scores you 100 points.
Takes your total up to 200, I'm sorry.
I'll tell you, that can only be a brother and sister, it really can.
Yeah, Switzerland didn't join until 2002.
Switzerland. They're famously quite reticent at...
-..joining in, aren't they?
There we are. Thank you, Richard.
Now, Angela, welcome back.
Listen, this is great news.
It doesn't matter what you say, it just doesn't matter.
You could even give the answer, William Shatner...
..and you would still be through to Round Two.
Angela, remind us what you like getting up to.
I'm big into darts, obviously, with Richard playing quite a lot.
We both bowl as well, so that takes up most of our time.
Is this indoor or outdoor bowling?
Which is a nice summer sport.
Yeah, when you get a nice summer.
So, even when you're not playing in the team,
do you come along for support?
Yeah. Yeah, I'm always there supporting and, when it's super league darts,
you have to keep all the scores and the averages...
You've got to keep the pints coming as well, that's the thing.
So, I do all of that. Yeah, yeah.
Very good. OK, now, Angela.
As I said, it doesn't matter what you score, you're still through.
There will be no red line for you. What would you like to say?
Well, I've got a few in mind but...
I think this is fairly obvious but I could be wrong.
I think I'll say, Italy.
Italy, says Angela.
Let's see if Angela's right to say,
Italy, and let's see how many people agree with her if it is right.
-Oh, my goodness.
for similar reasons to Germany not being there, I should think.
-That scores you 100 points, takes your total up to 121.
Yeah, they only had to wait to 1955,
because it was slightly less awkward.
Now, Drew, welcome to Pointless.
Good to have you here.
I know. It has been that kind of a round.
Tim helped you out enormously.
Actually, therefore, since the far podium over their gave their second
answer, you've been home and dry, which is good news.
-Drew, what you do?
-I also work with Tim in the behavioural school as well.
You work alongside Tim?
-Yeah, he's my boss, to be fair.
-Whose idea was to come on the show?
-It was my idea.
-It was yours?
-And then, obviously...
-I sort of dragged him along by his ears, really.
And what are your interests, Drew?
I perform as will.i.am in a tribute band.
What's that involve? Do you move like will.i.am?
-I try to, to be fair.
-Do you sing, do you rap, like...?
I rap and sing, yeah, with three other guys doing it as well.
-It's great fun.
if you get through to the final and win the jackpot,
will you do a will.i.am tribute for us?
Definitely do a solo performance of will.i.am for you.
-Yes, I will.
-I will turn my chair around while you do it.
-During the performance?
Drew, what would you like to go for?
Doesn't matter what you score, you're through to Round Two anyway.
To be fair, when the subject came up, I was absolutely struggling,
didn't know what I was going to say but I'm going to go for Greece.
"Greece," says Drew.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
No red line for you, you're already through.
Podium one looking like our low scorers for this round.
Taking your total up to 23.
Very well done indeed.
Very well played, Drew. It's very tough to get lower answers, actually.
I mean, some of the bigger answers you could get -
Australia, 22. China, 21. 12 for New Zealand.
Weirdly, Steve, Norway and Denmark would have scored you 11 points.
They're there, but not Sweden, I'm afraid.
It's very unfortunate but I'll take you through some of the low scorers.
You really need to know your stuff if you get a low scorer.
One point for Bolivia, Belarus, Costa Rica, Saudi Arabia,
Iran, Lebanon, Panama, Ecuador, Uruguay and Syria.
Now, let's take a look at the pointless answers.
You could have had Colombia, El Salvador, Ethiopia,
Haiti, Honduras, Liberia.
So, you really do know your staff.
You need to know about the geopolitics of the post-war if you want to get
a pointless answer. Paraguay, Philippines and the Ukraine.
Let's take a look at the top three,
the ones that most of our 100 people said.
United States of America would have scored you 54.
There we go. The United Kingdom at the top on 65.
-There we are.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
So, at the end of our first round, the pair we' say goodbye to with a high score of 200,
I'm so sorry, Jane and Steve, it is you. That was quite a tough round, though.
I mean, you know. It could be quite easy to fall foul of that one.
But we will see you again next time.
I'm sure it'll be much, much better. Meantime,
-thanks very much for playing, Jane and Steve.
But for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
Well done, everyone. We've made it through to Round Two.
-Angela, Rich, lovely to have you with us here.
Particularly well done on a near podium, though.
Tim, lovely low score there from you.
Best of luck to all three pairs.
Our category for Round Two this afternoon is pop music.
Pop music. Can you all decide in your pairs who's going to go first,
who's going to go second and whoever's going first,
please step up to the podium.
OK, and the question concerns
songs with jobs in the title.
Songs with jobs in the title.
-We're going to show you, on each board,
six UK top 40 hit singles with a job or occupation in its title.
But we've missed out that job or occupation. Can you tell us what it is, please?
There's going to be 12 in all to have a go at, at home.
-Very best of luck.
-Thank you very much.
Let's reveal our first board of songs with missing job titles and here they are.
I'll read those all one last time.
Not great, but I know a few, so...
I'll play it safe and go with Glen Campbell for Rhinestone Cowboy.
"Cowboy," says Tim.
Cowboy. Let's see how many of our 100 people said, "Cowboy."
popular answer there, Tim.
Yeah, a number 4 hit in 1975.
It's one of my favourite songs. I love Rhinestone Cowboy.
You don't think of a Cowboy as being a job.
-No, you don't.
-It is, of course, in America.
-We don't really have cowboys over here.
No. Thank you very much. Now, Rich.
Torn between a couple of ones that are fairly obvious and one that I'm not 100% sure about.
So, I'm going to go with...
"Paperback Writer," says Rich.
Writer. Let's see how many of our 100 people said, "Writer."
Well, 70 was...
The cowboy. 78 is the writer.
It turns out this is easier than the UN question.
-A number one single from 1966, Paperback Writer.
There we are. Now, Henry, this board's all yours.
Talk us through it and fill in the blanks.
I mean, I'm kicking myself for going first because my dad would have got
the Four Tops one because he's a huge Northern Soul fan.
I mean, Blame It On The...
I've no idea. I only know one B*witched song.
I'm going to have to go with Baker Street, Gerry Rafferty.
OK, you're going to go with Baker.
-Let's see how many of our 100 people said, "Baker."
So far, we've got 78 and 70.
You pass both of those.
Down to 63.
There we are. Baker Street
did you a favour there, Henry.
-Yeah, I'm surprised it got so low.
Very famous song. I think maybe because you don't think of it as...
Because it's not actually a job title in the context of a song that it may
be slightly lower. I cannot believe that a student of popular music only knows one B*witched song!
-What are we paying our taxes for?
That's extraordinary. The B*witched song is blamed on the...
-Yes. It's the weatherman.
Ah, the weatherman. Of course.
21 points for that.
-Ah, that postman!
-Blame it on the postman.
Sly and Robbie featuring Simply Red. Night Nurse.
-Would have scored you 10 points.
And the Four Tops is actually quite a big scorer.
-If I Were A Carpenter.
-If I Were A Carpenter.
Would have scored you 43 points.
So, Night Nurse is the best answer is on that board.
Thanks very much indeed. Well, we're halfway through the round.
Let's take a look at those scores.
63 is the best score of the pass. Well done, Henry and Dave.
Not... I mean, you're not that far ahead because then, at 70,
we've got Tim and Drew.
And then, at 78, we've got Rich and Angela.
So, fairly evenly spaced.
Angela, we need a low score from you on the next board though,
so I hope there's something you like there. Back down the line now.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
OK, let's put six more song titles up on the board and here they are.
I'll read those one last time.
-You're on 63.
Ideally, you score 14 or less.
Well, I'm going to blow my credibility completely out of the water
-and go for Doctor Jones, Aqua.
-Doctor Jones. OK.
Well, here comes your red line. If you can get below this red line with Doctor Jones,
your definitely into the head-to-head. How many of our 100 people said, "Doctor Jones?"
-Look at that.
I think that's good enough. Taking your total up to 86.
That's a terrific answer, Dave, yeah.
Although, you're now banned from Henry' graduation.
-That was their follow up to Barbie Girl.
-It was actually rather a good song.
-I don't remember Doctor Jones.
-Do you not remember Doctor Jones?
It's good. Doctor Jones, Doctor Jones, Calling Doctor Jones.
Good song. Well, I say, "Good..."
-It's no B*witched.
Angela, now, listen. Here, we have a target.
We need 7 or less from you.
I think I should be OK then.
I know a few of them.
I think I'm going to go for the oldest one on there.
My Old Man's A Dustman.
My Old Man's A Dustman. There is your red line.
Let's see how far down the column we get with Dustman.
Angela, I'm afraid that is a...
-Oh, my goodness!
-That is a high score, taking your total up to 150.
It is, yeah. Number one from 1960.
Sometimes called the founding father of British pop music, Lonnie Donegan.
17 top 10 hits.
Spent over 100 weeks in the top ten in the UK charts.
That was one of three number ones.
There you are. Brilliant. Thanks, Richard.
Drew, we need a score of 79 or less from you.
Yeah, not a great board for me.
-Do you fancy talking through it?
If I had to go Tina Turner, Private Dancer, maybe?
Please Mr Postman, the Carpenters.
Rock DJ and I don't know the Stereophonics one.
I'm going to go over and Robbie Williams, Rock DJ.
"Rock DJ," says Drew.
Here's your red line. Get below the line with Rock DJ and you're into our
head-to-head. Let's see how many of our 100 people said, "Rock DJ."
It's right. And you're through.
Very well done.
Well done. 115 is your total.
Drew, you can't say, "It's not a good board for me," then go through every
single correct answer apart from the hardest one.
That's not fair on the others.
You're right about Private Dancer.
That would have been 65 points.
-It's Please Mr Weatherman, of course.
Please Mr Postman, The Carpenters.
That would've scored you 61. And the best answer of all at the bottom.
-The Bartender And The Thief by Stereophonics.
10 points for that and very well done if you said that.
Thanks. So, at the end of our second round, I'm so sorry.
It's Angela and Rich, one of our returning pairs.
We have to say goodbye to you. Well, you've done twice as well as you did
last time, which is good. I'm sorry we're saying goodbye so soon.
-Thanks so much for playing. Angela and Rich.
But for Dave and Henry, Tim and Drew, it's now time for our head-to-head.
Congratulations, Tim and Drew, Dave and Henry.
You're now one step closer to the final and a chance to play for that
jackpot, which currently still stands at £1,000.
Well, this is the point where you become teams.
You can chat before you give your answers.
The first player to win two questions will be playing for that jackpot.
Tim and Drew, there you are,
entirely on the merits of two great low-scoring rounds.
Our golden pair.
Dave and Henry, what about this?
-What about it?
-Into the head-to-head.
And actually, we had moments of genius from you, actually.
So, nice low scores.
I think, yes, with your heads together, this should be very,
very evenly matched. So, best of luck to both pairs.
Let's play the head-to-head.
Here comes your first question and it concerns Pulp Fiction Actors.
-Pulp Fiction Actors. Richard.
-We're going to show you five pictures now of actors who appeared
in Pulp Fiction. Can you tell us who they are, please?
Thanks very much. Let's reveal our five actors.
Here they are.
There we are. Five actors who appeared in Pulp Fiction.
Tim and Drew, you're our low scorers, so you will go first.
-(Ain't that John Malkovich?)
-(E is Uma Thurman.)
(Yeah, that's got to be higher. That's the only two I know, A and E.)
Struggling a little bit.
-We'll go with E, Uma Thurman.
-Uma Thurman, say Tim and Drew.
Now, Dave and Henry, talk us through as much of that board as you can.
OK, A is Sam L Jackson. B is Ving Rhames.
C is Amanda Plummer. D is Steve Buscemi and,
obviously, E is Uma Thurman.
If you're certain, go for C.
Yeah, go with Amanda Plummer for number C.
-Amanda Plummer for "number" C. OK. Very nice.
-Are you sure?!
Uma Thurman and Amanda Plummer.
Tim and Drew said, "Uma Thurman" for E.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said, "Uma Thurman."
38 for Uma Thurman.
Dave and Henry, meanwhile, have said, "Amanda Plummer," for C.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said, "Amanda Plummer."
-It is Amanda Plummer.
-(Well done, son.)
And yes, that wins you the point.
Down it goes. Good answer. 6 for Amanda Plummer!
-Good going, Dave and Henry.
-After one question, you are up 1-0.
-Yeah, you knew them all.
That's the best one as well. Best answer on the board.
She'd also be a good answer for songs with jobs in their title as well.
-There you are.
A is Samuel L Jackson. He would have scored you...
Ving Rhames, the second one.
Plays Marsellus Wallace in Pulp Fiction.
He would have scored you 10.
And Steve Buscemi
would have scored you 20.
Thanks very much indeed, Richard.
So, here comes question number two.
Tim and Drew, you have to win this one to stay in the game, so best of luck.
Whales. Whales, Richard.
Five clues now to facts about whales.
Which of these is the most obscure?
Thanks very much. Let's reveal our five clues and here they are.
I'll read those all one last time.
Males of this species grow tightly-spiralled tusks from their mouths.
The name given to the stiff keratinous plates in the mouths of right and
humpback whales. Species of small, toothed whale found in the Arctic,
also known as the white whale.
The largest living species of whale.
And the BAFTA-nominated 2013 documentary film about the killer whale Tilikum.
There we go. Dave and Henry, you'll go first.
-Do you think?
-Yeah. What, more than the plates?
-Are you sure?
I don't agree but...
You've got the force, man. You've got the force.
OK. I'm going to go for...
Males of this species grow tightly spiralled tasks from their mouths is a narwhal.
"A Narwhal," say Dave and Henry.
A narwhal. Tim and Drew, the board is yours.
It's a pretty good board, I think. BAFTA-nominated film was Blackfish.
Largest whale, the blue whale.
Species of small, toothed is the minke.
And... I'm not sure about the one above.
I'm going to go with minke for the species of small, toothed whale found in the Arctic.
The minke whale.
So, we have narwhal and we have minke.
Dave and Henry went for narwhal.
Let's see if that's right for the first one.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said, "Narwhal."
27. 27 for Narwhal.
Meanwhile, Tim and Drew have gone for the minke whale.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people said,
Ooh. I thought that was going to go a long way down.
Minke is incorrect, which means - very well done indeed - Dave and Henry,
after only two questions, you're through to the final.
2-0. DAVE GUFFAWS
Yeah, not the minke, I'm afraid. It's the beluga whale.
Beluga whale is the answer to that one.
Would have scored you 7 points as well - a teriffic answer.
-And you'd have won the point if you'd gone for the documentary - it is Blackfish.
-And that would have scored to 11 points.
A really genuinely extraordinary documentary as well, isn't it?
Amazing. Yeah, absolutely incredible.
If you ever want to be put off going to Seaworld or believing it exists,
it is quite something to watch.
11 points there. The largest living species is the blue whale.
That's the biggest scorer as well.
59. The keratinous plates are baleen.
Very well done if you said that.
Baleen. Five points. Best answer on the board.
There we are. Thanks very much indeed.
So, the pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head round, I'm afraid,
Tim and Drew, this time it is you but you will be back next time
and I'm absolutely certain you'll make it this far and beyond.
We look forward to that very much indeed. In the meantime, thanks so much. Tim and Drew.
But for Dave and Henry, it's now time for our Pointless final.
Well, congratulations, Dave and Henry,
you've fought off all the competition and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.
You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot.
At the end of today's show, the jackpot is standing at £1,000.
There it is. So, well, first question.
Having won the Pointless trophy,
eBay? Or will you be keeping it?
-Well, we can always buy a digital printer for £1,000 and then
just print off loads of copies of it.
A 3-D printer, you mean. That's a horrific idea!
What's the index on the value currently?
Well, due to the preponderance, now, of 3-D printers,
it has gone down to £17.80 unfortunately.
People have worked out they can make it themselves at home.
Amazing things, 3-D printers.
Give it six months, we'll be able to print you.
Oh, wouldn't that be good? There we are.
Very much. So, Dave, Henry.
Anything you feel equipped to deal with on this board behind me?
-More whales questions.
-Yeah, anything to do with wildlife would be good.
Anything to do with pop music or cinema would be good for Henry.
Horticulture, I'm guessing, would be quite a strong...
Well, listen, let's see what the choices are...
OK then. Right.
Well, NONE of those leap out at me at all.
Definitely not Horse Racing, definitely not Romantic Fiction...
-Definitely not Opera.
-So, it looks like it's going to the people and things that turned 60 in 2015. Would you agree?
OK. Usually the subsets of these things are a little bit less...
-There's got to be something on there, surely.
-Let's take a look. Three different things here.
We are looking for any feature film made for cinema release for which
Bruce Willis has received an acting credit up to the end of March 2015, please.
We are looking for any UK top 75 single by Billy Idol up to the end of March 2015, as well.
Or we are looking for any country that has ever appeared in the
Eurovision Song contest, please, up to the 2015 contest.
So, Bruce Willis films, Billy Idol singles and Eurovision countries -
all turned 60 in 2015. Very, very best of luck.
Thanks very much indeed.
Well, as always, you've got up to one minutes to come up with three answers.
All you need to win that jackpot of £1,000 is for just one of your answers to be pointless.
-Are you ready?
-Let's put 60 seconds up on the clock.
There they are. Your time starts now.
Right, OK. Bruce Willis films, Eurovision countries.
No. I don't think any of us will...
Billy Idol... Eyes Without A Face.
White Wedding, which is obviously dead obvious.
-For Bruce Willis? Yeah. Twelve Monkeys. Pulp fiction.
-That's obvious though.
-What's that one with the asteroid?
-What's the one with...
What's the one where he saved...? There's that Slovakian, Slovenian...
No, Serbian... Mila Jovovic. Where...
-Oh, the Fifth Element.
-War films. What war films? Was Bruce Willis in Thin Red Line?
-10 seconds left.
-Are we including this year's Eurovision with this?
-Up to 2015.
OK, that is your time up.
That is your minute. Let's have your three answers if you say which
category you are answering in. OK.
Bruce Willis films. Armageddon.
What about Eyes Without A Face for Billy Idol?
-That kind of obscure, isn't it?
-I don't know.
-What have you got else?
-Twelve Monkeys for Bruce Willis films.
-I'd go with Eyes Without A Face.
-OK. Eyes Without A Face.
-Eyes Without A Face by Billy Idol.
-Yep. Billy Idol.
-So, we've got three answers.
Which of those is our best shot, do you think?
What should we put last?
-Twelve monkeys, probably. I don't know.
-Twelve Monkeys goes last.
-Least likely to be pointless?
-Go with Eyes Without A Face first?
-Yeah. I don't know.
-Eyes Without A Face, we'll put first.
OK, well, let's put those up on the board in that order then.
And here we are. We got Eyes Without A Face, Armageddon, Twelve Monkeys.
Well, best of luck.
If you were to win the jackpot today, what would you do with that?
Well, my wife is reaching a certain age
next year and she wants to go on a whale-watching holiday, ironically.
And I would kind of put it to that, I think.
OK. What kind of whales does she want to watch?
-She wants to watch...
-The narwhal? Beluga-types?
The narwhal would be great but I think probably,
as we're going to Iceland, the narwhal's probably not going to happen.
But, you know, that would probably...
I think Iceland is the venue.
-OK. Henry, how about you?
I don't know. Probably...
-Pay me back.
-Yeah, probably pay my parents back for my student debt.
-And put it towards Mum's birthday...
-Right back into his pocket, so...
-Which goes right out again, of course.
-Yes, of course!
-Back to him.
Well, very, very best of luck. Three good answers. Your first answer is Eyes Without A Face.
In this case, we were looking for UK top 40 hits by Billy Idol.
If this is pointless, it'll win you £1,000.
How many of our 100 people said, "Eyes Without A Face?"
It's right. Now, if this goes all the way down to zero,
you leave with £1,000.
Billy Idol's Eyes Without A Face now taking us down through the teens and
into single figures. Still going down.
That's an impressive low score.
Only four of our 100 people remembered Eyes Without A Face.
Sadly, it's not a pointless answer.
Only two more shots today's jackpot.
Your next answer was Armageddon.
In this case, we were looking for a feature film starring Bruce Willis.
Again, this has to be pointless for you to win the jackpot.
So, for £1,000, let's see how many people said, "Armageddon."
Well, Eyes Without A Face took us all the way down to 4.
Armageddon now taking us down through the 20s.
Into the teens. Into single figures.
That's still a very impressive score, six.
You'd be delighted with that in normal...
-Sadly, it's not pointless, though.
No, it's not.
Everything now is riding on Twelve Monkeys, your third and final answer.
The one you thought was probably your best shot at a pointless answer.
-OK. In this case, again, we're looking for Bruce Willis films.
It has to be pointless for you to win that jackpot.
So, for £1,000, let's see how many people said, "Twelve Monkeys."
Your first answer, Eyes Without A Face, took us all the way down to 4.
Your second answer, Armageddon, took us down to 6.
Twelve Monkeys now takes us into single figures, we pass 6, we pass 4...
-We gave it a good shot, man. We gave it a good shot.
Well, three excellent answers there.
Three lovely low scores.
I'm afraid, though,
you just didn't manage to find that all-important pointless answer there.
So, it looks like she's going to WALES!
I'm afraid... Oh, that kind of whale watching, OK.
I'm afraid you don't win today's jackpot of £1,000.
That rolls over on to the next show. But we've love having you on the show.
Really entertaining all the way through.
-You get to take home a pointless trophy each, so there we are.
-Very well done.
-Well done, son.
-Yeah, unlucky, gents.
Great performance today. Now, during your 60 seconds,
you also came up with another film, which was The Fifth Element.
-Was that pointless?
-Which you chose not to say.
And if you'd said Fifth Element, it would have scored you one point.
-So, thank goodness you didn't...
-What did Red get?
-What did Red get?
-That sounds like a good name for a song, by the way.
-Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Red would have scored... It certainly would've scored points.
Red would have scored you two points.
-There's loads of pointless answers out there for Bruce Willis.
Let's take a look at a few of them. Well done if you set any of these.
Billy Bathgate was a pointless answer.
Look Who's Talking was a pointless answer.
Look Who's Talking 2 was also a pointless answer.
Lucky Number Slevin.
Then the Wes Anderson film from 2012 that he's in, Moonrise Kingdom.
It's a great film. That was a pointless answer.
Lots of others as well. 16 Blocks was a pointless answer, Colour Of Night,
Hart's War. You could have had Nobody's Fault, Striking Distance, The Siege,
The Whole Ten Yards, which is the follow up to The Whole Nine Yards,
which scored one point. Unbreakable, also a pointless answer.
So, lots of pointless answers out there.
Pulp Fiction would have scored you three.
Billy Idol. Our old friend Billy Idol.
Let's see what was a pointless answer here.
Cradle Of Love, Shock To The System, Speed.
He had a top 20 hit with Sweet 16.
You also could have had Catch My Fall.
You could have had Don't Need A Gun, Flesh For Fantasy,
LA Woman would have been a pointless answer. Prodigal Blues and To Be A Lover.
Now, Eurovision. I know lots of people really,
really love Eurovision questions.
Some people will have been just shouting out three of these all the way
through the 60 seconds. Let's take a look at some of the pointless
answers. A couple of these you could have just guessed actually.
Bulgaria would have been a pointless answer for reasons best known to our 100. Georgia.
Morocco were also in the Eurovision once, in 1980.
And Romania, who've been in 17 times without winning.
Also could have had Serbia and Montenegro, and West Germany.
West Germany also would have been a pointless answer.
Now, weirdly, France was the top scorer.
-Not really a traditional Eurovision nation but they scored 51 points amongst our 100.
Very well done if you got pointless answers on any of those categories.
Very well done if you got one on all three.
That's an impressive breadth of knowledge.
Thanks very much. Well, unfortunately, we have to say goodbye to you, Dave and Henry.
It's been great having you on the show. Thank you so much for playing. Dave and Henry.
Well, sadly, Dave and Henry didn't win our jackpot today,
which means it rolls over onto the next show when we will be playing for £2,000.
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.