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Thank you very much indeed.
Hello, I am Alexander Armstrong and a very warm welcome to Pointless,
the show that makes big winners out of the lowest scorers.
Let's meet today's players.
And couple number one.
Hello, I'm Haroon. This is my wife Sara, and we're from Enfield in North London.
Couple number two?
Hi, I'm Georgie, I'm from Stockport. This is my Auntie Claire and she's from Gloucester.
Couple number three?
Hi, I'm Claire, this is my friend Angharad, and we're from West Wales.
And finally, couple number four.
Hi, I'm Liam. This is my team-mate Andy and we're from Guildford.
And these are today's contestants.
Thanks very much to all of you, we will find out more about you
throughout the show as it goes along.
So that just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
Scream if you want to go cleverer. It's my Pointless friend - it's Richard.
-And to you.
-How are you?
-I'm very well, thank you.
Excellent. Only one returning pair today - that's Claire and Georgie.
And we only saw them for one round last time, as well.
Podium four - we're getting more and more of this, aren't we?
-We're getting more and more beards on the show.
-And it's quite hipster on podium four, isn't it? It could go either way.
It could go either way, couldn't it?
We've got a classic, old-school, Pointless round to start everyone off with.
What everyone signed up for. Now, Vicki and Steve won the jackpot last time.
Isn't that exciting? So, today's jackpot starts off back at £1,000.
There it is. Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.
So, I don't need to remind you of this but the pair with
the highest score at the end of each round will be eliminated.
There we are, I've said it. Our first category today 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...
Bordered Countries, Richard.
Yes, in a moment Xander's going to show you the names of five countries.
We're looking for any country in the world that shares a border with any of these five.
Please, as always by country, we mean a sovereign state that's a member of the UN in its own right.
OK, so as Richard just mentioned, we're going to put five countries up.
They will stay on the board for the whole round.
We won't be changing them halfway through.
We just need the name of any country that shares a border with one of these five countries.
And we've got...
-Haroon, welcome to Pointless.
-Thank you very much.
Is this a warm welcome with these countries behind me?
It could be warmer.
OK, it could be warmer. I'm sorry about that.
But Haroon, lovely to have you here all the same. What do you do, Haroon?
I'm a solicitor.
-In Enfield, yes.
And what are your interests aside from being a solicitor?
I enjoy sports. I'm a big cricket fan. I also enjoy reading.
OK, now, how are you feeling about geography, generally?
Not too bad, but then not too great. I'll give it a crack.
For Belgium I will say...
-France, says Haroon.
OK, let's see how many of our 100 people said France.
67 for France. APPLAUSE
That's what we call a risky start, Haroon.
It's just, if you think of Belgium you have France just underneath it.
But huge debates - they need a solicitor over in France about the French and the Belgians,
who invented French fries, even to this day.
-The Belgians claim it. The French are having none of it.
Alliteration on France's side there.
Yes, well, Belgian bun, of course. The French say they invent it, so...
-you know, works both ways, doesn't it?
-There we go.
-Thanks very much, Richard. Georgie, welcome back.
Now, it was Round One last time we had to say goodbye to you,
which was far too soon.
We had a very tricky board about people with middle initials.
-Yeah, it was very hard.
-Remind us what you do, Georgie.
I am a policing and criminal investigation student.
-In your final year?
-And where are you doing that?
At Uclan in Preston.
Right you are. Are most of the people who teach you serving police officers?
-Yeah, or have just retired.
-Or just retired.
So yeah, plenty of experience.
That's exciting. See, you're getting everything hot off the police press.
-Yeah, basically, yeah.
-Very good indeed.
And, when you finish do you know where you will be going or...?
I'm looking to do a Masters but it just sort of...
-I'm just putting off getting a job, really.
Now, Georgie, what would you like to go for?
-I'm just going to say Germany.
-Germany, says Georgie.
Germany. Let's see if Germany is right,
let's see how many people said it.
It is right.
Well, it beats France.
As it sometimes does.
Yeah, so far, this is like an episode of Pointless Celebrities, isn't it?
Those would be the first two answers we'd get. It is interesting though,
cos once the obvious ones have gone, you are then forced to actually think about it,
which sometimes is where the better answers go for.
I think by and large people know more than they think.
-Yes. Quite right.
-Well, we shall find out.
Now then, Angharad, welcome to Pointless.
-What do you do, Angharad?
-I am a research consultant.
-In what sort of capacity? What are you researching?
Yeah. One of those jobs that people don't really know exist.
Right, I see, and what do you like to get up to when you're not doing that, Angharad?
-I love to run.
-What sort of distances do you run?
Oh, I'm building it up, I like 10Ks and half marathons at the moment.
Trying to challenge myself a bit more.
10Ks and half marathons. You enter lots of 10Ks and half marathons?
-Yeah, I try as much... You know, as often as I can.
-How many a year do you do?
Oh, maybe four or five.
But you're building up towards the full marathon, do you think?
Yeah, I need some motivation,
so I need to keep having something to train for.
OK, very good. Now, Angharad,
what would you like to go for on this board?
Right. I'm just going to say Uruguay.
-Uruguay - let's see if that's right,
let's see if that's going to pay off for Angharad.
Well, you passed both of our existing scores.
Uruguay gets you seven.
Very well done, indeed.
It borders Brazil, of course. A very good answer. It was named country of the year in 2013 by The Economist.
-Country of the year.
-Country of the year. That's not bad. It's got a president who lives in a cottage
-and drives himself to work in a VW Beetle.
-Flies economy class.
-That's nice, isn't it?
I wonder who is hosting country of the year awards.
Well, I know who's hosting it next year. Uruguay.
-If you win it, that's where they host it.
-That's where they host it?
Anyway, thank you very much indeed. Now, Andy, welcome.
Great to have you here from Guildford. What do you do, Andy?
Struggling musician, sort of thing.
I play in a band called Red Kites and I also teach drums and guitar.
-What do you play in Red Kites?
-I'm the drummer.
You are the drummer in Red Kites? But also, if you're teaching guitar
your guitar playing must be quite something.
-Well, I think you just have to stay one step ahead of the student.
That's the trick, is it?
So, how many guitarists do you have in the band?
Obviously there's a bass guitarist.
We've got a bass guitarist, we've got Liam, who is the lead guitarist,
and we have got rhythm guitar.
Does the rhythm guitarist ever sort of feel you breathing down his neck at all?
While you from the drums, you're telling him which inversions of chords to play?
Not... No, that's far too... Like I said, one step ahead of the student.
Red Kite - what kind of music's that?
-Well, the description is emotive, folk rock.
Very good indeed. OK, so now, Andy, what would you like to go for?
It's a very small country in Europe, and I'm not sure how many
countries it actually borders, so it could be wrong.
But I think it is in that kind of range, so I'm going to go for Andorra.
Andorra. Andorra - let's see if it's right.
Oh, no, Andy!
I'm so sorry. I salute the risk you took,
but I'm afraid that's an incorrect answer - scores 100 points.
Sorry, Andy. It is tucked in between France and Spain, Andorra.
So if you're booked to do a gig in Andorra, do not get the ferry to Ostend.
That's my advice.
Thanks very much. We're halfway through the round. Let's take a look at those scores.
Seven, Angharad, very well done indeed - best score of the pass.
Then we leap quite a way
up to 44, where we find Georgie and Claire. 67, Haroon and Sara.
And then up to 100 I'm afraid,
Andy and Liam. And now Liam, who knows?
It could be a tough group of countries, that.
There might be another incorrect answer.
As long as it's not from you, we might be in with a chance of seeing you in Round Two.
Good luck with that. We're going to come back down the line.
Can the second players step up to the podium?
So, then, Liam. Liam, first, what happened to your foot?
Um, when we got the call saying that we were on Pointless,
I also got a call from Andy saying we're going on a night out
to celebrate the fact that we were on Pointless.
That night ended with this, quite a bit of enthusiasm falling off a kerb.
-No, so Pointless carries the can for that?
-You falling off a kerb, Liam?
-Falling off a kerb.
-How much celebrating did you do?
-I can't remember, to be honest.
-OK, that answers my question.
The night sort of...
Oh, Liam, so you're the lead guitarist.
-Who put the band together?
We sort of all met at this music college and it's a joint sort of...
-We all wanted to be in a band.
-Oh, I see. And how long has Red Kite been going?
-Four years? Coming up to five.
If anyone wants to see you, though, Red Kite, where do you play, generally?
-All around. We've got a gig in Reading.
-There we are.
-From Reading, come down.
-There we are.
Well, listen, don't get too near the edge of the kerb is all I'm saying.
Now, you're the high scorers, Liam. We need an ingenious answer from you.
Yeah, right, um, I'm going to go with Argentina.
Argentina, says Liam.
You are getting a gentle nod from Claire there. Let's see how many
people said Argentina. No red line for you as you're the high scorers.
39 for Argentina.
Takes your total up to 139.
Given yourself a chance there, Liam. Yeah, borders Brazil.
-Once had five presidents in ten days, Argentina.
-I know. We did that at Fulham very briefly with managers, as well.
Thanks very much indeed, Richard. Now, Claire.
A warm welcome to Pointless.
-Didn't Angharad do well?
-She did very well.
She's done so well, in fact,
it doesn't actually matter what you score. I mean, obviously, it does matter - it matters to all of us
what you score - but in terms of getting through to Round Two, you could,
not that you would, score 100 points.
Claire, what do you do?
I also work with Angharad and
I'm also working in research and evaluation consultancy.
Now, so which of you was there first?
-I see, and when did you join?
About a year and a half ago.
And has Angharad been kind? Has she shown you the ropes?
-OK, very good. Nice atmosphere in the office? Nice people there?
OK, now Claire, what do you do when you're not working there?
I like reading, baking.
I'm very much into my history and my genealogy as well.
-Very good. Have you been tracing your own family tree, then?
-How far have you got?
-About to pre-Norman times.
-Oh, this is good.
-Who was Norman? Your grandad?
Good stuff. Now, as I say, it doesn't matter what you score,
which is a nice position to be in.
But let's have a good answer from you.
I think I am going to go for a country that borders Brazil.
I am thinking Chile?
Chile, says Claire, Chile. No red line, you're already through.
Let's see how many people said Chile.
Bad luck, Claire, an incorrect answer. Scores you 100 points,
takes your total up to 107, but you are through.
Perfectly good. They're sort of on the opposite sides of the continent, Chile and Brazil.
-Thanks very much, Richard. Now, Claire.
Claire, welcome back, and now remind us what you do, Claire.
I am a communications manager for a charity that supports rural communities.
-Excellent, in Gloucester?
And, when not doing that, Claire, what keeps you happy?
I like travelling around, city breaks, that type of thing, reading, um...
How many of these countries have you travelled to?
Er, none of them.
-Do you know, nor have I.
-Have you never been to Belgium?
-Never been to Belgium. Isn't that shocking?
-Never been to Belgium?
-Never been to Belgium.
-I've been to Belgium.
-Yeah, I'll tell you.
-Where should I go?
-Belarus is lovely.
-Lovely, so I gather.
-Um, other bits.
Oh! I've heard other bits is lovely as well, yeah.
-Everyone goes to Bruges, though, don't they?
-Bruges - pretty.
Anyway, sorry, yes, Claire, now, what would you like to go for?
You're on 44, the high-scorers are Liam and Andy on 139.
-94 or less gets you through.
-That's embarrassing, isn't it?
Because I'm having that kind of... I haven't been to any of these countries -
where are they? I'm going to say the Netherlands.
The Netherlands. The Netherlands, surely,
that sounds like a good answer.
There is your red line. If you get below that with the Netherlands,
you are through to the next round. How many people say the Netherlands?
Well done. Through you go.
APPLAUSE Takes the total up to 89.
Dutch is actually the most widely spoken language in Belgium.
-Yeah, perfectly good language.
-Yeah, yeah. There we go.
Now, Sara, welcome to the show, good to have you here.
How many of your perfect answers have been taken by other people?
-Almost all of them.
-All of them. What do you do, Sara?
-I stay at home looking after my twin daughters.
-How old are they?
They're almost two.
That's a sort of good age, isn't it?
I mean twins, they keep each other company.
Yeah, but now we have got the terrible twos,
-so now it's double trouble, literally.
It's kind of trouble squared, actually, isn't it?
-So, do they sort of fuel each other?
Yeah, yeah. What are their names?
-Medina and Inaya.
-Medina and Inaya, lovely.
Oh, now, Sara, what would you like to go for?
If you can score 71 or less, you'll be through to the next round.
I'm going to take an absolute guess, er...
-and say Peru?
OK, Peru, here is your red line.
You must get below that with Peru to remain with us. Best of luck. Will you?
You do remain.
That's a great answer. Very well done indeed. 14. Second-lowest score
of the whole round. 81 is your total. Very well done.
Well played, Sara. Borders Brazil, of course. You have taken us neatly full circle
because Peru claim, and there is an awful lot to back it up,
that that's where potatoes come from.
Which of course is where fries come from.
I can see why, yes.
A proud boast if you are Peruvian is,
"I am more Peruvian than a potato."
-That is an expression in Peru.
-Wonderful cuisine in Peru.
-Let no-one tell you otherwise.
Now, there's lots of pointless answers here -
they are mainly for countries that border Burkina Faso.
The pointless answers that border Burkina Faso... Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, Benin, Togo.
There's one other pointless answer bordering Brazil, which is Suriname.
For Bulgaria you could've had Serbia for one point,
it would have been a terrific answer. Two points for Macedonia.
For Belarus, you would have got three for Latvia, four for Lithuania.
Well done if you said any of those.
And the only other country is Belgium and other than the answers we already have,
which were the top three answers France and Netherlands and Germany.
Luxembourg would have scored you 12 points.
Thanks very much indeed, Richard. So the end of our first round.
I'm so sorry, Liam and Andy, our Red Kiters,
we have to say goodbye to you. You'll be back next time, though.
And we'll look forward to that very much, and I hope we see much more of you then.
Meantime, thanks very much indeed though, Liam and Andy.
But for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
Well, welcome to Round Two, everyone. Only three pairs remain.
We'll have to say goodbye to another pair at the end of this round, but well done to all of you.
Our category for Round Two this afternoon is...
Famous People. 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...
-On each board we are going to show you the names of six people
and the years in which they took up a particular job or position.
We need you to name their immediate predecessor, please.
The last person to permanently hold that position.
It's going to be six on each board, 12 in all. Very best of luck.
Thanks very much indeed, Richard.
So we're looking for the person who directly preceded these
people in these jobs.
I'll read those all one last time.
Now, Haroon, quite fun, this, as a round, I think, isn't it?
It is, it's a lot of fun.
What are you thinking?
Again, I'll probably go with the slightly safer of the two
that I'm thinking of thinking of and I'll say Ken Livingstone, former Mayor of London.
Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, says Haroon. Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
It is right.
37. 37 with Ken Livingstone.
Well played, Haroon. He was the first directly elected Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone.
He was always quite a maverick and quite funny
and those were his selling points. He must have been gutted when Boris came along.
Thinking, "Oh, you are as well."
-Thanks very much, Richard. Now, Georgie.
I knew the Nick Grimshaw one
but it's just completely gone out of my head.
So, I'm going to play it safe and go with - I hope it's safe -
David Tennant, the Doctor before Matt Smith.
David Tennant, says Georgie. Let's see if that's right
and let's see how many of our 100 said David Tennant.
It's right. 37 is our only score so far.
You passed it, 23.
23, for David Tennant.
Well played. He took his surname from Neil Tennant from the Pet Shop Boys
when he changed his name for Equity.
That's cool, isn't it? Very nice.
OK, so, Claire, what are you going to go for on this board?
I'm going to go for Rowan Williams as the predecessor for Justin Welby,
the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Rowan Williams, says Claire. Let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 said that.
Well, 37 is our high score,
23 our low, you passed 37, you passed 23,
that's a 3!
That's a very good answer, Claire, very well done for you.
3 for Rowan Williams.
Great answer, Claire, well played. One of our 100 people said Rowan Atkinson.
-We all have moments like that, to be honest, don't we?
Now, let's fill in the rest of these.
The predecessor to Nick Grimshaw...
-..was Chris Moyles, yep. Would've scored you 15 points.
The predecessor to Timothy Dalton was...
-It's tricky, isn't it, to remember the...
-Was it really Roger Moore?
-Yeah, it's Roger Moore, yeah. No-one in between.
29 points for that and other than Rowan Williams, the best answer up there,
the predecessor to Fabio Capello was Steve McClaren.
Steve McClaren would have scored you five points.
There we are. Thank you very much, Richard. Halfway through the round.
Let's take a look at those scores. Claire and Angharad looking
extremely strong on the far podium.
Lovely low score of 3 with Rowan Williams, there.
Then up to 23 where we find Georgie and Claire. 37, Haroon and Sara.
So, yes Sara, we need a low score from you on the next board. Good luck with that.
We're going to come back down the line. Can the second players please step up to the podium?
OK, so let's put six more people up and their roles on the board.
I'll read those all one last time.
Now then, Angharad.
We're looking for the names, remember, of the immediate predecessors of these people.
Right, I don't know many of these,
but I will go for...
Pope John Paul II?
John Paul II, says Angharad, John Paul II.
You are on three, the high scorers on 37 are Sara and Haroon.
Let's see how many people said John Paul II.
Very well done. Through you go. 19.
19 taking your total up to 22, the lowest total of the round.
Safe and sound on that last podium. While he was Pope he visited 129 countries.
And by "country", he meant a sovereign state that was a member of the UN.
There we go, thank you very much indeed.
Claire, there you are on 23 - you have to score 13 or less. Little bit of pressure on that.
Yeah, I am going to try the poet laureate as Andrew Motion.
Andrew Motion, says Claire.
There's your red line. If you can get below that with Andrew Motion,
you are in the head-to-head - let's see if you can do it.
You've done it! Look at that. Very well done indeed -
4 for or Andrew Motion. That's a great answer.
Very good answering all round. Of course, Carol Ann Duffy the first female poet laureate.
Thanks very much, Richard.
I'm sorry to say you are the high scorers even before you
give your answer. But how do you like this board?
Do you feel you might be able to talk us
-through any of those answers?
-I wish I could.
I could probably take a guess at the second one, probably only.
Victoria, says Sara, Queen Victoria.
No red line for you as you are the high-scorers. Let's see how many of our 100 people said Queen Victoria.
Ooh, bad luck. I am afraid that scores you 100 points,
takes your total up to 137.
-Yeah, not Victoria, I'm afraid. It was...
It would have scored you 15 points.
-Now, the top answer, the predecessor to George Pompidou.
-It's Charles de Gaulle, is it?
Charles de Gaulle is absolutely right - would have scored you 10 points.
He, of course, was named after an airport. We think...
And we laugh at that but then think about it -
Victoria was named after a station, so we're no better. We are no better.
Des Lynam took over from Richard Whiteley,
the first host after Richard Whiteley, 24 points for that.
-Margaret Thatcher took over from...
Jim Callaghan, yeah. That would have scored you 9.
So, best answer of the board Claire, Andrew Motion, well played.
Thanks very much indeed to the end of our second round,
the pair who are heading home with their high score of 137 is Sara and Haroon.
We will see you again next time. I'm sure we will see much, much more of you.
But meantime, thanks very much indeed, Sara and Haroon.
But for Claire and Angharad and Claire and Georgie,
it's now time for our head-to-head.
Very well done, Claire and Georgie, Angharad and Claire.
You are now one step closer to the final and a chance to
play for our jackpot, which is still standing currently at £1,000.
Well, you know what happens here - you can you can start playing as a team,
you can confer before you give your answers, and the first pair to win two questions will be
playing for that jackpot.
I think this should be very exciting. I mean, we've had some great answers from both of you,
so yes, it should be close. Best of luck to both pairs.
Let's play the head-to-head.
Here comes your first question, and it concerns...
-Fictional Princesses, Richard.
-We're going to show you five pictures, fictional princesses -
can you name them, please?
OK, let's reveal our five fictional princesses and here they come.
There we are,
five fictional princesses.
Claire and Georgie, you're our low scorers, so you'll go first.
-I don't know anyone apart from A,
go for any girls you know, cos I don't know.
I think D is Jasmine.
OK, good, go for that.
I'm going to go with D, and, um, Jasmine?
Jasmine. D, Jasmine, say Claire and Georgie.
So, then, Angharad and Claire, do you want to talk us through
the other princesses?
A we know is Princess Leia.
B we know is from Enchanted, but we can't remember her name.
C is Xena: Warrior Princess.
And E is Elsa from Frozen.
-But I think we'll go for Xena: Warrior Princess?
OK, we'll say C, Xena.
So, we have Jasmine and we have Xena.
Claire and Georgie said Jasmine, for D.
Let's see if it's right and see how many of our 100 people said it.
42, for Jasmine.
Angharad and Claire, meanwhile, have said Xena for C.
Let's see if that's right. Let's see how many people said Xena.
Can it beat 42? 47!
Very close indeed.
But it means, after one question, Claire and Georgie,
you're up 1-0.
Well played. Let's go through all of these.
The biggest scorer is Princess Leia, there, Carrie Fisher.
-That's a lovely photo, that.
It would have scored you 68 points.
You're right, it is from... It is Enchanted.
It's Amy Adams as Giselle.
It would've scored you one point - would've been a terrific answer.
And we saw Xena score 47.
And if you ever wanted evidence that the under-16s
are not part of our 100,
it's the fact that Elsa actually would've won you the point.
Cos it is Elsa, of course, from the wonderful Frozen,
and would've scored you 29.
Very well done to anyone of any age who got that at home -
There we are. I worry a bit about, er, Jasmine's earrings.
-I just think...
I just... I don't know, what are they? What is that - amber?
It's a very light ambergris.
Yeah, so it's not pulling at all.
So it's not... I was thinking if that were gold,
24-carat gold, that would be pretty serious.
You wouldn't do that. That would be a Pat Butcher type of...
-Yeah, very good. Thank you, Richard.
-It's a pleasure.
Glad we ironed that out.
Here comes your second question, Angharad and Claire.
You have to win it, but you get to answer it first.
So, good luck with that.
Albums by Queen, Richard.
We're going to show you the initials of five Top 40 albums by the band Queen.
We just need you to tell us what they are, please. Very best of luck.
Let's reveal our five sets of initials and here they come.
I'll read those all one last time...
-Angharad and Claire will go first.
-I know the top one.
What is it?
A Kind Of Magic.
That's the only one I know.
I really don't know.
Unfortunately, we only know one of them.
My mum is probably at home now screaming at me
cos she will know every one of them.
We're going to go for the top answer,
AKOM, A Kind Of Magic.
A Kind Of Magic.
Now, Claire and Georgie.
I feel, as a child of the '70s I should know all of these, and
it's not coming. So, I've got to go for the obvious one which is
A Night At The Opera.
A Night At The Opera.
So we have A Kind Of Magic and we have A Night At The Opera.
Claire and Angharad said a kind of magic for AKOM.
Let's see if it's right and see how many people said A Kind Of Magic.
..for A Kind Of Magic.
Claire and Georgie, have gone for A Night At The Opera.
Let's see if that's right for ANATO.
Let's see how many people said it.
It's got to beat 25... Oh, look at that, 26!
For A Night At The Opera, there we are.
Well done, and Angharad and Claire.
After two questions, it's one all. You're back in the game.
Yeah, very well played.
A lot of these are very similar scores.
We'll leave the best scoring, SHA is Sheer Heart Attack.
That would've scored you 23. NOTW...
News Of The World.
That would've scored you 28. The best answer on the board is FG.
Oh! I've just thought of what it is!
There we go.
Would've scored 13 points.
Well done if you said that.
Thanks very much, indeed.
Here comes your third question.
Whoever wins goes to the final and plays for the jackpot.
Best of luck to both players, it concerns...
The House of Commons, Richard.
It's been a good head-to-head,
we're gonna show you five clues now about the House of Commons.
Whichever team gives the most obscure answer will play for the jackpot.
Very best of luck to you all.
OK, let's reveal our five clues.
Here they come...
I'll read those one last time.
Claire and Georgie, you will go first.
It should be obvious.
-I don't know the Commons.
-I don't feel secure.
I just know the Speaker,
Oh, yeah, because he...isn't it?
Should we go with this?
We'll go, well...
It's one I think I know, but I'm not brave enough,
I'm going to go for the Speaker, John Bercow.
John Bercow, say Claire and Georgie.
Now, Angharad and Claire...
Talk us through the rest of the board?
We think the answer to the top one
is Yes, Prime Minister,
but we're not entirely sure.
The colour of the leather benches
in the Commons chamber is green.
The two letter abbreviation is, MP.
We're not entirely sure, we think the
position held by Sir Robert Rogers,
Clerk of the House.
We're going to take a risk.
We're going to go for the position officer, Robert Rogers.
That position was Clerk of the House, we think.
Clerk of the House, you say, Clerk of the House.
So, we have John Bercow and we have Clerk of the House.
Now, Claire and Georgie said John Bercow.
Let's see if that's right,
as the MP elected Speaker.
29 for John Bercow.
Meanwhile, Angharad and Claire have said
that Sir Robert Rogers is the Clerk of the House,
or at least was until August 2014.
Let's see if that's right, Clerk of the House of Commons.
It's absolutely right.
Robert Rogers wins that for you.
And wins the round for you,
that sends you into the final.
It means very well done, Angharad and Claire.
After three questions, you're through to the final, 2-1.
It shouldn't surprise us, with the performances of both teams.
Those were the best two answers on the board, very well played.
There was a very good documentary, very illuminating anyway,
about the House of Commons and he featured significantly in that.
Sir Robert Rogers, drama series...
-House Of Cards.
House Of Cards, which they remade with Kevin Spacey.
That would've scored 40.
You're right about green.
That would have scored you 58.
And the two letter abbreviation is...
And that would've scored you 88 points.
Thanks very much, Richard.
The pair leaving us at the end of our head-to-head round,
I'm afraid, it's Claire and Georgie,
but a great performance across the show.
Angharad and Claire, pipped you with the third questionnaire.
This is where we have to say goodbye. Thank you for playing.
Claire and Georgie, great performance!
But for Angharad and Claire, it's now time for our Pointless final.
Well done, Angharad and Claire, you 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 we are. Well, we've had really good answers from you.
Right across the show, but what would you like to see in this final round?
Food and drink.
I studied History at university,
So, a couple of history questions would be good.
OK, well, let's see what today's choices look like.
You need to select one of these.
You're happy to go... Are you confident, cause I don't know.
Totally depends on the questions come up, but that is the most...
..category I feel most confident with, but...
-What do you have?
-Any other one that you'd like to go for?
We'll I'll go for the Edwardian Era, please.
OK, the Edwardian Era, it is.
OK, very, very best of luck. We are looking for...
Any of the children of Edward VII,
with Princess or Queen Alexandra, please.
Any of the children.
We are looking for any sports in the 1908 Summer Olympics,
the overall sports, not the events within it.
Or any cast member of Howard's End.
Any cast member of the 1992 film, Howard's End, according to IMDB.
So, children of Edward VII, 1908 Summer Olympics sports,
or the cast of Howard's End.
Very best of luck.
As always, you've got up to one minute to come up with three answers,
all you need to win the jackpot is for one of your answers to be Pointless.
Are you ready?
Let's put one minute on the board.
There it is, your time starts now.
Edward VII, Edward VII.
It will be Princess Maud of Norway, but that's the only one I know.
But we can take a guess and output some royal names in there.
Yeah, that sounds quite obscure, that sounds right.
Never seen cast of Howard's End. No idea what that's about!
What would be in the Summer Olympics?
They used to have tug-of-war
-Let's try tug-of-war.
-Yeah, that's a good idea.
But they have something like archery?
-Obviously, they still have that...
-We can try it.
Try tug-of-war, that's a good one.
Maud, we can take a guess at it?
You know that, do you know that?
We could, maybe, try.
It's up to you though.
Can you think of one?
I would think like an Albert,
not a Victoria,
but like an Albert or a...
-Ten seconds left.
-I'll leave that up to you.
That's your time up. I now need your three answers.
What are you going to give me?
First answer we'll go, Princess Maud,
I believe she ended up being Queen of Norway.
Princess Maud, and this, obviously, is...
For children of Edward VII.
Yes, Princess Maud.
1908 Summer Olympics sports, we'll go for tug-of-war.
And the last one is a random guess,
we're going to take a guess at a royal name for children of Edward VII.
And I think...
We'll go Albert.
OK, Prince Albert.
A prince Albert.
So Princess Maud, tug-of-war, Prince Albert.
Of those, which is your best shot at a Pointless answer?
-Maud, I think. Yeah.
-OK, Maud goes last.
Least likely to be pointless?
Albert, because that's the guess.
Albert goes first and tug-of-war in the middle.
Let's pop the answers on the board. Here they are...
OK, well very, very best of luck.
Three good answers up on the board.
Let's hope one of those, at least, is Pointless.
What would you do with that jackpot if you won it?
Angharad, you first.
I'd like to say I'd be sensible and save it,
but I think I just shopping to be honest.
Claire, how about you?
Well, I'm turning 30 next year,
so I'd spend it on a holiday to celebrate my birthday.
Very good, well, best of luck. As I say, three very good answers.
Your first answer was Albert, Prince Albert.
In this case, we were looking for the children of Edward VII.
You thought this was your least confident shot at a Pointless answer.
You only have to find one to win that jackpot.
Let's see how many people said Prince Albert.
If it's pointless it will win you £1,000.
If this goes all the way down to 0, you leave here with £1,000.
Down Prince Albert goes,
through the '20s and the teens.
Are we into single digits? We are, down goes 5.
A very, very good score there,
Unfortunately, not a Pointless answer.
Which means you only have two more shots at today's jackpot.
Your next answer was tug-of-war.
We were looking for sports in the 1908 Olympics.
Tug-of-war has to be pointless for you to win the jackpot for £1,000.
Let's see how many people said, tug-of-war.
Tug-of-war is right,
Prince Albert was right,
took us down all the way to five.
Tug-of-war takes us down through the teens,
into single figures.
Yes, down we go, 7! Tug-of-war.
Two very, very good answers so far by the way.
Single figure scores, any of which you'd be delighted to have
in normal gameplay, but sadly,
it's only pointless answers that count in this last round.
You third and final answer was Princess Maud.
Again, we're back on the children of Edward VII.
You thought this was your best shot at a Pointless answer.
If it is pointless, it will win you £1,000.
How many people said Princess Maud?
So, Prince Albert took us down to five,
the tug-of-war took us down to seven.
Princess Maud, taking us down through the teens,
into single figures, down it goes,
past the seven, still going down, one!
Oh, that's cruel.
Three exceptional answers there.
Particularly, that last one, and just a very confident
stab at the whole thing from you in that last round.
I'm sorry, you didn't find that all important Pointless answer.
I'm afraid you won't win today's jackpot of £1,000.
That will roll over onto the next show.
But, you can hold your heads up so high.
A really wonderful, strong performance right across the show.
And you get to take home a Pointless trophy each,
in recognition of that at least.
Very well done. Angharad and Claire.
Yeah, that's really unlucky.
A great show with very worthy winners.
As you say, went on to be Queen Maud of Norway.
I think you were saying towards the end,
let's just try and think of some royal names.
One of the names you said, I think, maybe...
Our friend here made you think of it, Alexander,
was a Pointless answer.
Two Pointless answers in that category, let's take a look.
they were Alexander and another royal name, Louise.
The other children were George, who would've scored you 13,
Let's take a look at the next category, the sports
of the 1908 Summer Olympics.
Figure skating, this was before the winter Olympics.
Hockey would've been a Pointless answer, water motorsports,
and Greco Roman wrestling, first time ever
and it's been at the Olympics ever since.
Other answers you could've had are artistic gymnastics,
lacrosse, polo, racket water polo and freestyle wrestling.
All those were pointless answers. Well done if you'd any of those.
Let's take a look at the cast of Howard's End.
Everybody apart from, the only ones that scored points were
Emma Thompson, Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham-Carter,
Vanessa Redgrave, and James Wilby. Any other answers were pointless.
Well played if you got those at home and really unlucky.
It's been a terrific show and you've been terrific winners.
Thanks very much, Richard.
Unfortunately, we have to say goodbye to you, Angharad and Claire.
It's been wonderful having you on the show. Thank you so much.
Well very sadly, Angharad and Claire didn't win our jackpot today,
which means it rolls over onto the next show,
when we will be going 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.