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Thank you very much indeed. Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong.
Welcome to Pointless, the show where the aim of the game
is to score as few points as you can.
You do that by coming up with the answers no-one else can think of.
Let's meet today's players.
-And couple number one.
-Hello, I'm Ray. This is Vicki.
We are husband and wife from Halesowen, near Birmingham.
-Couple number two.
-Hiya, I'm Andy.
This is my band-mate Liam and we are both from Guildford.
-Couple number three.
-Hi, I'm Haroon.
This is my wife, Sara, and we are from Enfield in north London.
Couple number four.
Hello, I'm Adrian and this is my other half, Richard,
and we are both from Halifax, West Yorkshire.
And these are today's contestants.
Thanks very much, all of you.
We will find out more about you throughout the show as it
goes along. That just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
With enough pearls of wisdom to make a fetching necklace,
it's my Pointless friend, it's Richard.
Hi, everybody. Afternoon.
-Good afternoon to you.
-And to you.
What a great jackpot round we had last time.
I thought you're going to say jacket. I was going to say, "Yes."
Right, two things.
-A, what a great jackpot round, but B, what a great jacket that is!
-Oh, it really suits you.
-That looks terrific.
-Anyway, back to the jackpot.
So we had Angharad and Claire, terrific performers.
They did a Edwardian era in the jackpot round.
First answer - 7,
second answer - 5,
final answer - 1.
-Really unlucky one. Really deserved that jackpot.
But good news for everybody here, good news for our returners.
Liam and Andy are back from the band the Red Kites.
-We've been listening to nothing but the Red Kites.
-We love Red Kites.
Now, Haroon and Sara are also back.
They are not in a band, unfortunately,
but we welcome you back. Knocked out in Round Two last time,
so neither of our returning pairs have been in a head-to-head yet.
It's a wide open field.
Thank you very much indeed.
Also, Richard, I've noticed the beard count is going up.
Oh, yeah! Yeah, we had the two beards, now we have three beards.
-That is almost... That is 3/8.
Yeah. Thanks for that, Richard.
Now, Angharad and Claire, as you'll have gathered,
didn't win the jackpot last time so we had another £1,000 to that.
Today's jackpot starts off at...
There we are. APPLAUSE
Right. If everyone is ready, let's play Pointless.
Now, all you have to remember is that the pair with
the highest score at the end of each round will be eliminated.
Simple as that. Best of luck to all four pairs.
Our first category this afternoon is...
The English Language.
Can you all decide in your pairs who will go first,
who will go second? Whoever is going first, please step up to the podium.
OK. And the question concerns...
'Car' Words, Richard.
On each board we are going to give you seven definitions of words
that start C-A-R. You need to give us the most obscure answer, please.
It's going to be 14 in all to have a go at at home,
-so very best of luck.
-Thanks very much.
OK, let's reveal our seven definitions, and here they come.
I'll read those all one last time.
Now, all those words start with the letters C-A-R. Ray, a very
-warm welcome to you here.
-I am, indeed.
-What do you do up in Birmingham?
-I'm a police officer.
-Can I commend you on your height?
Fantastic height for a police officer.
-How long have you been a serving officer?
-13 years now.
And what do you do when you are not policing?
-I've got a three-year-old daughter to look after.
I like playing golf on the odd occasion.
Bit of five-a-side football and going to the gym.
Very good. Now, Ray, these words beginning C-A-R,
how are you feeling about those?
Not too bad. I think I'm going to go for the branch
of medicine that he us with diseases of the heart as cardiology.
Cardiology, says Ray.
Let's see if cardiology is right and how many of our 100 said cardiology.
Oh, I think you've chosen well, Ray.
38 for cardiology.
Yeah, good start, Ray. Very well played.
-He's very business-like, Ray, isn't he?
-You can tell he's a police officer.
You can tell he's used to dealing with the likes of you.
I was telling that as well. I said he could tell that.
I saw you almost confess to something
by the end of the conversation.
Yeah. Thank you very much. Now, Liam.
So, Liam, what has been the story so far of Red Kites?
Erm, just relentless sort of gigging, writing, recording...
-Whose van is it you go to gigs in?
-It always the drummer's van, isn't it?
-It's called the Wookie.
-Amongst other names.
-Now, Liam, words beginning C-A-R.
Only one of them is coming to me, to be honest. Erm...
I'm going to go with...
the third one down, caretaker.
Caretaker. A caretaker. Let's see if that's right
and how many of our 100 people agree with Liam. Caretaker.
It... 79! Look at that.
Caretaker, popular answer, that.
It's a big old score. The caretaker at my primary school was Mr Cocup.
-Yeah, I've never heard that name before or since.
-No. There's a Northumbrian name, Kirkup.
Which I suppose is Cocup in a Northumbrian accent.
-I suppose it is, yeah.
-Cocup. We made nothing of it.
-More innocent times.
-Well, that's nice. Exactly.
Good stuff. Thank you very much. Now then, Haroon, welcome back.
-Yes. Remind us what you do, Haroon.
-I'm a solicitor.
-A solicitor in Enfield?
-In Enfield, yes.
And outside the law, tell me what you like to get up to.
I'm a big sports fan. I enjoy watching cricket, golf as well.
I also enjoy reading.
We've got twin toddlers so a lot of our time is actually spent
chasing after them at the moment.
-That's right. They're two?
Yeah, but they are beginning to sleep all right,
aged two, I would hope?
-So that's a relief.
-It's just when they are awake.
Yeah. Yes, it's those waking hours.
Haroon, what would you like to go for?
I think I'll go with...
..fourth one down, and say cartography.
Cartography. Cartography says Haroon. Sounds good to me.
Well, 38 has been our best score so far.
Let's see how we do with cartography.
50 for cartography.
Well played, Haroon. Yeah, Leonardo da Vinci was a noted
-cartographer as well as his many other talents.
-There we are. OK.
Adrian, it's great to have you here all the way from Halifax.
-What do you do up in Halifax?
Well, I work in retail, I work in a shirt retailer.
I was just admiring your shirt and Richard's shirts, actually,
because Richard has got the shadow of some pockets without any pockets.
Someone has stolen Richard's pockets, Ray.
Maybe it was a pickpocket.
Looks like an unpicked pocket, actually. That's what they've done.
So, the shadows, it's like the marks with pockets used to be
and then, I don't know, Adrian, you've got some extra pocket there.
-I think so, yeah.
-How many of these shirts are from your shop?
This one isn't, I'm afraid.
-How about Richard's?
Well, 0 out of 10 for loyalty, Adrian.
What about that?
-I haven't been there long.
But do not get a massive discount, surely?
-Yeah, we get a good discount.
-Well, that's good.
So I'll be buying some more.
There we are. OK. Maybe if you come back the next show you can wear...
-You can each wear a couple of shirts.
You could each change after each round maybe.
Aside from shirts, what do you like to do?
Erm, obviously socialising.
We like to go out for meals.
I like to do reading, listen to music, obviously.
-I do a bit of poetry.
-Do you ever perform your poetry?
No. It's very autobiographical.
-Yeah, you know what I mean.
OK. Well, maybe we will tease some out of you later. Who knows?
-I won't be able to remember them.
-OK, well, that's convenient.
Now, what would you like to go for on this board, Adrian?
It's all yours. If you wanted to, you could talk
through all the answers that are there that are blank.
Yeah, well, I definitely know what number five is
but I'm not going to go for that one.
I don't know, I'm not very technically minded with
the second from the bottom,
but I don't know if it's something to do with carbolic or something?
I don't know.
But I'm going to go for the top one, which is, I think
and I'm hoping, is carnivore.
Carnivore says Adrian.
Let's see if it's right and how many of our 100 said carnivore.
-77, a high score there.
-But it's not the highest.
Yeah, big scorers all round in this round.
Adrian, carnivore is absolutely right.
You were right about cardinal as well.
And if you had said cardinal, it would have been 62 points,
so it would have been fewer points.
-Now the device in the internal combustion engine...
..is a carburettor. Yep. That would've scored 57.
As I say, all big scorers.
-And the bottom one...
And that would have scored you 63, so cardiology
best answer on the board.
There we are. Well, hats off to you, Ray.
38, the best score of the pass putting Ray and Vicki
at the top of the table. Very well done.
Then travelling up to 50 where we find Haroon and Sara.
Then up to 77, where we find Adrian and Richard. 79, Liam and Andy.
You're not that far ahead.
Andy, we definitely need a low score from you
to keep you in the game, best of luck with that.
We'll come back down the line now.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
OK, let's put seven more descriptions up on the board
and here they are - all words beginning C-A-R.
I'll read those all one last time.
There we are. Richard, a warm welcome to Pointless, from Halifax.
-And what do you do, Richard?
I'm a customer service coordinator,
so I deal with the Great British public.
By phone or face-to-face?
-By phone, yeah. The best way.
-I think I'd probably say, "Phew,"
-to that, don't you think?
-By phone's a bit easier
-than them coming up and jabbing you.
-Yes. Oh, definitely.
Yeah, you don't want that.
When you put the phone down at the end of the day,
what's the thing you long to do?
I like crown green bowling, which I've played for 36 years.
-I'm also quite big into walking.
I did collect model cars at one time but I had over 300.
-That's a lot of model cars.
-Yeah, so I've slimmed it down to 20 now.
That must have been hard, round about the 25 mark...
-..deciding which ones stayed and which ones went.
It got a bit out of hand.
OK, fair enough.
-You need a big model garage for that, don't you?
Now, Richard, you are on 77.
You're not by any means the highest scorers
because that's Andy and Liam on 79.
So, if you could score 1 or less
you would be sure of a place in the next round.
I'm going to take a risk
and go for the orange or red plant pigment found in carrots...
..and I think it might be carotene.
OK. Well, here's your red line for fun.
I mean, it is there just take my word for it,
it's right at the bottom of the column.
Let's see how far down the column you get with carotene.
That's not a bad score at all in the general scheme of things,
takes your total up to 129.
Betacarotene also turns into vitamin A when it's ingested.
Do you know, in the Second World War,
to try and keep the fact that we had radar a secret,
they put it about that all our pilots were eating carrots,
-That's right. They said it can make you see in the dark.
But, yeah, to hide the fact that we developed that...
-Well, I say we developed it...
-Cos you and I did it, didn't we?
-We were the part of the team that...
-Kept that quiet, didn't we?
-Well, we did.
-It's about time people knew.
-I think it's time we blew our own trumpet
-Well, I think so.
We weren't allowed to do that during the war either, were we?
-No, certainly weren't.
-Not allowed to blow your own trumpet
-just in case it told the enemy where you were.
-That's right. Yeah.
Thank you very much, Richard.
-Now, Sara, you told us last time about your twin daughters.
When you get time off...
I mean, you get a little bit of time off, I guess when they're sleeping.
-What do you like doing? Or rather...
What I should say is, what are you looking forward to doing?
-Looking forward to just kicking back and relaxing really.
You can kick back and relax after you've given an answer to this.
What would you like to go for on the board?
I'm going to go for the second one down
and I'm going to say caricature.
OK, here comes your red line.
You have to get below it with caricature, though. There it is.
Is it right? How many people said caricature?
Ohh! I'm afraid not the right answer.
That takes your total up to 150.
Yeah. Sorry, Sara, there's ten letters in caricature, I'm afraid.
Thanks very much indeed. Now then, Andy.
Andy, if you can score 70 or less, you're still in the game,
which is just fabulous news.
-Now, we discovered last time that you met at music college.
Where was the music college?
In Guildford, where we live actually, yeah.
Haven't moved far from it.
And is it one that specialises in the sort of music
that Red Kites play or not? Is it classical music...
It's just an academy of contemporary music.
-What did you study when you were there?
-I did drums there.
-Oh, I see.
I did two years... No, one year on a diploma,
one year on a higher diploma,
started a degree...
dropped out of the degree first month...
So, with this contemporary music does that kind of mean
-rock and pop music?
-Rock and pop mainly.
It's a bit like the Brit Academy, maybe?
-Yes, probably similar to that...
-There we are, OK.
..but not churning out as many successful musicians.
Until now, until now.
-So, listen, you have to score 70 or less.
I have...I think, four on there but I'm just trying to think of the one
which might score under 70.
I'm going to go with a travelling funfair or circus as carnival.
Carnival. OK, here's your red line.
If you get below that with carnival, you're in the next round.
It's right, well done.
-taking your total up to 130.
-Good work, Andy, chose well there.
The biggest street carnival in Europe is the Notting Hill Carnival.
It made me think on that last board, it would be a good name for
a steak restaurant in Notting Hill, the Notting Hill Carnivore.
-Why has no-one done that?
-Don't you think?
-Oh, Richard, quickly!
-It's a good idea, isn't it?
-Yeah, it's a good idea.
-I'm going to write it down.
-Thanks very much, Richard.
Vicki, welcome to Pointless, lovely to have you here. What do you do?
I'm also a police officer, just a shorter version.
Did you meet working for the police?
-We did, yeah.
-You did. At what stage? While you were training
-or while you actually...?
-No, no, just at a station.
-Right you are. And you're based in the same station?
-No? I suppose you can't really if you're married.
Well, you can be but I don't want to be.
Well, what about that? Poor Ray.
-No offence but, you know, I see him at home.
-OK, fair enough.
-No, cos otherwise you'll just take work home with you.
Aside from policing, what floats your boat, Vicki?
-I like a spot of bingo, believe it or not.
Do you have a particular night when you go to bingo?
I haven't been for a while but it's usually weekend nights,
best prizes, you know.
-It's quite good fun.
-It's not all about old people.
-And the bits that are about old people are fun too.
Now, Vicki, you're through. It doesn't matter what you score.
-Even if you score 100 points, you are through.
Now, talk us through that board if you can.
OK. So, I think the top one is a carousel.
I think the second one down is a cartoon.
The next one is a cartwheel and the fifth one is a caravan.
And the last one... I'm not that sure on it, to be fair.
So, I think I'm going to go with the third one as cartwheel.
Cartwheel, says Vicki. Cartwheel, no red line, you're already through.
Let's see how many people said cartwheel.
We have 86 as your total. Very well done on podium one.
Two low scores, very well played. That's a case of good cop, good cop.
Very impressive. You knew the best answer of all on that board,
which is cartoon, which would only have scored you 45.
I think an awful lot of our 100 did exactly what Sara did,
which is caricature just fits the clue
and then you don't concentrate on the letters.
But 45 for that.
Carousel, actually quite a big scorer up the top.
It would have scored you 74.
..that would have scored you 79, it's the biggest answer
and that bottom one is careless and that would have scored 53.
There we go. Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
So, at the end of our first round, the pair we are sending home
I'm afraid it's Sara and Haroon.
Yes, caricature that was... Did you notice just before or...
Yeah, just before I noticed, yeah, it said seven up there.
-But, Sara and Haroon, it's been great having you on both shows.
I'm sorry we didn't see more of you this time but brilliant contestants,
thanks for playing. Sara and Haroon. APPLAUSE
But for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
Well done, everyone, you've made it through to the second round.
This is fun, isn't it, Liam and Andy?
-Whey-hee! The second round.
Particular credit to Vicki and Ray though, well done,
lowest individual and lowest joint scores there.
Best of luck to all three of you.
Our category for Round Two this afternoon is...
English Football. 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, let's find out what the question is, here it comes.
We gave 100 people 100 seconds to name
as many English Championship teams as they could -
English Championship teams. Richard.
Yeah, we're looking for any club that's played in the second flight
of English football - the Championship -
all the way through from the 2004-2005 season,
when it was named the Championship, through to 2014-2015.
-Very best of luck.
-OK, thanks very much indeed.
So, any football team that's competed
in the English Championship League. Vicki.
I'm not that great with football but I'm just going to go with a team
that, I think, is a local team,
so it's kind of got to be right, hopefully.
So, I'm going to go with...
Birmingham City, says Vicki. Birmingham City.
Let's see if it's right, let's see how many people said it.
It is right.
Look at that, 19.
Nice low score. Well done, Vicki.
Well played, Vicki. Spent six seasons in the Championship
up to 2014-2015. Do you ever have to police the matches?
I do but what I'm more concerned about right now
is that Ray's a Villa fan and I've just said the rival team.
The thing is, I always get confused with the league,
the Championship and Premier and I'm not sure...
Fwahh! ..which order it is.
And I don't know which one Birmingham City's in,
so it doesn't really help so I'm just going to have to
take a stab at a team.
Let's go with...Sunderland.
Sunderland, says Andy. Sunderland.
Let's see if it's right. Let's see how many of our 100 people
19 is what Birmingham City scored.
Sunderland passes 19, stops on 18.
Very well done indeed. APPLAUSE
Yeah, they've had a couple of seasons in the Championship as well.
Currently, at time of recording, in The Premiership but who knows?
Thank you, Richard. Now, Richard.
Well, I'm going to go for a local team that I know have played in it
and I'm going to say Huddersfield Town.
Huddersfield Town, says Richard. Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
Well, 19 is our high score, 18 is our low.
Look at that, you've passed both of them. 4.
Well played on the far podium there.
Great answer, Richard.
They were promoted to the Championship in 2012.
Thanks very much. Well, we're halfway through the round,
let's take a look at those scores. 4 is what Richard's just scored.
So, Richard and Adrian looking very strong there on that.
Then up to 18, where we find Andy and Liam. Then up one click
to 19, where we find Vicki and Ray.
So, Ray, get thinking of a really, really good low-scoring answer
to keep you in the game, please. We can't be sending you home this soon.
We'll come back down the line now,
can the second players please step up to the podium?
Adrian, remember we are looking for any football team that's competed
in the English Championship League.
I'm going to have a punt of a local one as well and I'm going...
I'm hoping I'm right, of course.
I'm going to go for Leeds United.
Leeds United, says Adrian.
Now, you're on 4 thanks to Richard's lovely low score
in the first pass. If you can score 14 or less, which looks like that,
you're through to the head-to-head.
There we go, 25, not bad at all.
29 your total.
Yeah, spent a long time in the Championship, Leeds.
Eight seasons, up to time of recording.
I'm sure they'll be back up again at some point, a big club like that.
Thanks very much, Richard. Now, Liam...
-..you're on 18. The high-scorers are now Adrian and Richard
on 29. So, 10 or less gets you through.
I'm going to go with a team that my uncle supports
-and say Wolverhampton Wanderers.
-Wolverhampton Wanderers, says Liam.
Here is your red line. If you can get below that with Wolverhampton,
you are through to the next round.
Not bad, 21.
21 takes your total up to 39.
Yeah, Wolves one of the few teams to have been promoted from it
and relegated from it in that time period, but back in it both times.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
Now then, Ray, you've got a bit more of a target now, it's 19 or less.
I'm going to go for another local-ish team
and try Coventry City.
Coventry City. There's your red line.
If you can get below that red line there, you're in the head-to-head.
How many people said Coventry City?
You've done it, very well done indeed.
Oh, it's 2 for Coventry City. APPLAUSE
Great answer, takes your total up to 21. Lowest score of the round again.
Great answer, Ray, very well played.
Yeah, another side that deserves better luck, I think.
Eight seasons they had in the Championship, then went down.
Now, there is only one pointless answer
of all the clubs who've ever played in the Championship.
Very well done at home if you said Southend United.
Southend United is a pointless answer.
1 point for Colchester United, Scunthorpe United or Gillingham.
2 points for Peterborough, Crewe, Coventry we just heard and Luton.
You would have got 3 for Preston North End, Plymouth Argyle.
4 for Huddersfield Town, we heard as well.
Those are very, very good answers because
there's very few low scorers here.
5 points for Barnsley and Brentford.
6 for Reading, 7 for Yeovil Town, Doncaster Rovers
and a little team called Fulham.
Hopefully by the time this goes out people will go,
"You said Fulham were a Championship team.
"Why, they're top of the Premiership. That's ridiculous,
"why would you say that?" Top scorers - we've already heard
a couple of them. Wolves were third. 21 points.
Then Norwich, 23. And Leeds actually the biggest scorer of all on 25.
Thanks very much indeed, Richard.
So, at the end of our second round the pair we are sending home,
I'm so sorry, Liam and Andy, it's you.
Not that high a score, 39.
Only a little bit ahead of Adrian and Richard over there,
but I'm afraid you are the high-scorers,
so we have to say goodbye to you.
-It's been brilliant having you on the show.
-Thank you very much.
-Best of luck with Red Kites... BOTH:
-Thanks so much. Liam and Andy.
But for the remaining two pairs, it's now time for our head-to-head.
Well done, Vicki. Well done, Ray. Well done, Richard.
Well done, Adrian. You're now one step closer to the final
and a chance to play for that jackpot,
which stands currently at £2,000.
You know what happens here, it's where we decide who goes through.
First pair to win two questions will be playing for that jackpot.
Vicki and Ray, you've made it look so effortless -
low score after low score after low score.
Richard and Adrian, very well done.
You've seen off our two returning pairs. Very, very strong play
-and good use of local knowledge in Round Two.
So this all bodes very well. Don't forget, you can chat
before you give your answers, anything could happen.
Let's play the head-to-head. APPLAUSE
Here's your first question and it concerns...
It's a nice one. I'm going to show you five pictures
of tourist signs from different European cities.
Can you look at the signs and tell us what cities they are in, please?
Hm, this is fun.
Let's reveal our five signs. Here they come.
There we are -
signs from five cities.
Vicki and Ray, you're our low scorers, so you will go first.
-I know C is Barcelona,
B is Paris.
I think we should just go Barcelona.
We know B and C
and we think we might know E.
But we are going to play it
semi-safe and go with C...Barcelona.
C, Barcelona. C, Barcelona.
Richard and Adrian, that board's all yours. Talk us through the signs.
-What do you think?
-Well, B is Paris.
We think E could be Moscow and D,
I'm not sure whether it could be Stockholm.
-I think we've got to play safe and go for B...
-Go for Paris.
OK, you're going to go for Paris.
So, we have Barcelona, we have Paris.
Vicki and Ray have said that C is Barcelona.
Let's see if that's right and if it is, let's see how many
of our 100 people said Barcelona.
APPLAUSE 34, very well done for Barcelona.
Now, Richard and Adrian meanwhile have said Paris for B.
Let's see if that is right, is B Paris?
Yes, of course it's Paris.
67 people of our 100 knew that though,
which means, well done, Vicki and Ray, after one question
-you are up 1-0.
-It might have been wiser not to play it safe there.
Paris...we're on 67.
Let's take a look at all of them. A...
-Do you know A?
-If I had to guess, I would say Warsaw.
It's not. That's the Bethlehem Chapel
and it's the Charles Bridge...
-Oh, in Prague.
-..in Prague, yeah.
It would have scored you 14 points.
Now D, let's take a look at that.
Richard, I think you...
You can work out it's a Scandinavian city.
-I think you were going to say...
If you'd done that, you would have won the point cos it is Stockholm,
-it would've scored you 5 points.
-We should have done that.
Kallsortering is a recycling centre, that bit isn't a touristy thing
but it's got the Nordic Museum, all sorts of things there.
5 points for that and the last one, a big clue there - Acropolis.
That top one is, of course, Athens.
That would have scored 47.
And Koukaki, which everyone knows is delicious.
Hm, I love a bit of koukaki. Just go to the right there, mmm.
Thank you very much indeed. OK. Now, here comes your second question.
Richard and Adrian get to answer it first but you have to win it
to stay in the game, so best of luck. It concerns...
Children's Book Titles, Richard.
I'm going to give you the initial letters now of some famous
children's books, you just need to tell us the most obscure please.
OK, let's reveal our initial letters. And here they come.
I'll read those all one last time.
Richard and Adrian will go first.
I'm struggling on this one.
-I know the fourth one, The Cat In The Hat.
That's Dr Seuss, yeah.
I don't know any of the others though.
So, I think we should go for number four, yeah.
I think we'll go for number four - The Cat In The Hat.
OK, The Cat In The Hat by Dr Seuss, say Richard and Adrian.
The Cat In The Hat.
Now, Vicki and Ray, do you want to talk us through that board?
You can do all your thinking out loud.
We think we know the first three.
Top one - The Wind In The Willows,
Julia Donaldson - Room On The Broom.
I think the bottom one might be Stig Of The Dump
but you know when you're not 100% sure?
So, I don't really know.
Do we punt it or do we go with Julia Donaldson?
-I think we punt it.
-Do you think?
-Risk it for a biscuit?
-I trust you.
-Married you, didn't I?
-OK, you're going to say Stig Of The Dump.
OK, so we have The Cat In The Hat and we have Stig Of The Dump.
Richard and Adrian said The Cat In The Hat.
Let's see if that's right for Dr Seuss.
Vicki and Ray meanwhile have gone for Stig Of The Dump by Clive King.
Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many people said Stig Of The Dump.
That punt paid off.
Very well done indeed. 9.
And it means, Vicki and Ray, after only two questions
you're straight through to the final 2-0, very well done.
Well played, Vicki. Funnily enough, you knew Room On The Broom.
Room On The Broom's an even better answer,
it would have scored you 3 points, the Julia Donaldson book.
Very well done anyone at home who said that,
or anyone who's currently reading.
The Wind In The Willows up the top there.
That would have scored you 41 and the wonderful Jacqueline Wilson
with The Story Of Tracy Beaker and that would have scored 15.
Thanks very much indeed, Richard.
So, the pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head round,
I'm afraid it's Richard and Adrian.
But we get to see you again next time, so you'll have another bash
at the Pointless trophy.
-In the meantime, thanks very much, Richard and Adrian. BOTH:
But for Vicki and Ray, it's now time for our Pointless final.
Very, very well done, Vicki and Ray, you've seen off all the competition
with consummate ease and you have 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 £2,000.
You may be serving police officers
but that was a smash-and-grab raid on Pointless.
You've just come in like a blur...
and off you've gone with the trophy, amazing.
2-0 in the head-to-head, there's no arguing with that.
Fantastic. What would you like to see come up in this last round?
I think... Well, I'd like something film-related to come up
because I know he's going to hopefully...
Oh, you're hoping for something that he can answer?
Just put it all on to me.
So, Ray, what would you like Vicki to answer?
Something about WWE wrestling.
-That'd be nice.
OK. Well, here are today's choices. Let's see what we've got.
Definitely not literature.
Definitely not history.
You're down with your rap, aren't you?
Yeah, I'm down with the kids.
I don't know musicals, so...
-..we're going to have to go with rap.
-Rap superstars it is. Richard.
-Yeah, very best of luck.
Lots of people at home will be getting pointless answers on this.
We're looking for any UK top 40 singles
by any of the following three artists, please.
So, any Eminem top 40 single or that has him as a featured artist.
Any 50 Cent top 40 single
or any Kanye West top 40 single, please.
So, Eminem, 50 Cent and Kanye West top 40 singles
either as a solo artist or featuring them
up to February 2015 please.
Very, very best of luck.
Well, this is like a dream round, isn't it, for you(?)
-We are living the dream right now.
As always, you get up to one minute
to essentially make up three answers.
You just have to find one pointless answer
amongst those three you give us and if you do,
you will win that jackpot of £2,000.
-Are you ready? BOTH:
OK, let's put 60 seconds up on the clock.
Your time starts now.
Right. So Kanye West, I have got Through The Wire and Jesus Walks
and they're the only ones that are coming to me right now.
-I don't know any.
-50 Cent, not a clue except one that goes,
-"You'll find me in the club..."
-In The Club.
-Is that what it's called?
-Lose Yourself, is that one?
-Yeah, but is that really popular?
-I don't know.
-Hang on, let me just try and think of Kanye ones.
I don't know whether or not I'm going to think of any more.
-What collaborations has Eminem done?
-I'm thinking like Graduation
but I think that was the album name and not a single name.
-There might be a single on there.
It might not be a top 40 single.
Oh, my goodness gracious.
I know Through The Wire and I'm sure Jesus Walks was.
-Let's have them two and...
-Shall we have those two and...
What collaborations did Eminem do with Rihanna?
Ten seconds left.
-Oh, my gosh!
-Just have that other Kanye one.
What did you just say?
-No, no, let's do Lose Yourself.
OK, that's your time up, let's have your three answers.
I'm sorry that minute's just never long enough.
What are you going to give me?
Right. So, we're going to go with Lose Yourself, that's Eminem.
Lose Yourself, Eminem.
And then the other two are going to be Kanye West.
So, we're going to go with Through The Wire...
-Through The Wire.
-..and Jesus Walks.
Of those three, which is your best shot at a pointless answer?
-Jesus Walks goes last.
Least likely to be pointless?
Let's pop those up on the board in that order then and here they are.
We've got Lose Yourself, we've got Through The Wire
and we've got Jesus Walks.
Well, very, very best of luck, three good answers on the board there.
It turns out you didn't have to make anything up at all.
One of those could easily be pointless, maybe more than one.
What would you do if you won that jackpot, 2,000 quid,
what would you do with it? Vicki?
Well, initially, I want to convert the garage to a downstairs toilet.
-So exciting, I know(!)
-That is a glamorous answer, I have to say.
However, we're hoping to go to Florida next year,
so it might be spent on Disney tickets instead now. So, who knows?
Ray, anything you want to add to that?
-Exactly the same, just taking the family to Disney.
-OK, very good.
-He's told me to change mine, so it's Disney now.
-OK, it's Disney now.
Downstairs toilet's out the window.
-I mean, not literally, that would be wrong.
-That would be weird.
We, in the first case, were looking for Eminem top 40 singles.
You've gone for Lose Yourself, let's find out if this is pointless.
If it is it'll win you £2,000. How many people said Lose Yourself?
If Lose Yourself goes all the way down to 0,
you are leaving here with £2,000.
Down it goes, through the teens into single figures,
still going down.
-Now, this is one you thought was quite obvious.
Five of our 100 people got that.
That's an excellent score, a brilliant low score there.
However, we're only interested in pointless answers
in this last round, so you have two more shots at today's jackpot.
Your next answer was Through The Wire,
in fact, your next two answers were Kanye West top 40 singles.
It has to be pointless for you to win that jackpot,
so for £2,000, let's see how many people said Through The Wire.
Well, it's right.
Now, Lose Yourself took us all the way down to 5.
Through The Wire takes us down through the teens
into single figures. Down it goes, passes 5,
down it goes, still going down. 1!
Oh, my God! 1.
You were one person away from a £2,000 jackpot there, which means...
Who is that one person!
Just over there.
It was Kim Kardashian.
OK, you only have one more chance to win today's jackpot.
Everything is now riding on your third and final answer,
which is Jesus Walks. Again, we were looking for a Kanye West
UK top 40 single. If it's pointless, it will win you £2,000.
How many people said Jesus Walks?
Well, it's been a fantastic process so far.
We have gone from 5 down to 1.
If we can go down to 0 with Jesus Walks we are...
I tell you what, three fantastic answers there,
three fantastic low scores.
-So unlucky, particularly with that 1 there in the middle.
I'm afraid that you didn't manage to find that all-important
pointless answer, so I'm afraid you don't win today's jackpot
of £2,000. That will roll over on to the next show
but you can hold your heads up so high, what a performance.
-We know rap.
-You sure do. That was fantastic,
you did brilliantly all the way through the show.
It's been a great pleasure having you on and you get to take home
-a Pointless trophy each, so very, very well done. BOTH:
Well played, Vicki and Ray, unlucky there.
Kanye West has become a figure of fun in recent years
but Through The Wire and Jesus Walks are two sensational tracks,
absolutely brilliant tracks.
Let's look at the pointless answers in the different categories.
Eminem, loads of pointless answers. You could have had Beautiful,
Business, Crack A Bottle - it's also a pointless answer for 50 Cent -
Guts Over Fear, I Need A Doctor, Just Lose It,
Like Toy Soldiers was a pointless answer,
No Love, Sing For The Moment was a pointless answer, Space Bound,
Survival, When I'm Gone, You Don't Know,
all of those pointless. Well done if you said any of those.
The Rihanna song you were thinking of was Love The Way You Lie,
which would have scored you 5 points.
Let's take a look at 50 Cent.
Buzzin', How We Do with The Game, Just A Lil Bit, My Life for 50 Cent.
Let's take a look now at Kanye.
Diamonds From Sierra Leone was a pointless answer, Homecoming,
Love Lockdown, Otis... Everything apart from Gold Digger,
Stronger, Jesus Walks, All Fall Down, Four Five Seconds -
another great track - Through The Wire, Touch The Sky,
American Boy and ET, everything else by Kanye or featuring Kanye
was a pointless answer including Run This Town.
Lots of other good answers there.
Congratulations if you got any of those at home and Vicki and Ray,
a pleasure to meet you and very well played today.
Thanks very much, Richard.
Unfortunately we have to say goodbye to you, Vicki and Ray,
but it's been fabulous having you on the show.
-Thank you so much for playing.
-Very, very strong contestants.
Well, Vicki and Ray didn't win our jackpot today,
which means it rolls over onto the next show
when we will be playing for £3,000.
Join us next time 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.