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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CHEERS AND APPLAUSE Thank you very much indeed. Hello.
I'm Alexander Armstrong and welcome to Pointless,
the game where we strive for the obscure and we ignore the obvious.
Let's meet today's players. APPLAUSE
-And couple number one.
-Well, I'm Lloyd and this is my son, Sion.
We come from Llanerfyl,
which is in the heart and the beautiful heart of Mid Wales.
Wonderful. Couple number two.
Hi, I'm Martin, and this is my lovely wife Kathleen and we
come from East London, this time.
-Couple number three.
-Hi, I'm Graham.
This is my sister, Madelyn, and we come from Liverpool.
-And finally, couple number four.
-Hi, I'm Beth.
This is my friend Steph and we're from Aberdeen.
And these are today's contestants. APPLAUSE
Well, thank you very much, all of you, a warm welcome.
We'll find out more throughout the show, as it goes along,
so that just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
He's known as Boss Man Osman, but only in his own house.
It hasn't really caught on here.
It's my Pointless friend, it's Richard.
-CHEERS AND APPLAUSE
-Hiya. Hi, everybody.
-Good afternoon to you.
-And to you.
What a run of shows we're having at the moment.
Now, on the last one, Madelyn and Graham were on the last one.
Got knocked out in round one,
so hopefully we'll see more of you this time.
Kathleen and Martin got all the way through to the head-to-head.
-It was largely Kathleen, if we're going to be honest, Martin, wasn't it?
But you did get through to the head-to-head,
played against Sandy and Jenny, who played for that £10,250 jackpot,
and did not win it, so it goes up again.
-We welcome our two new pairs. You did English at university.
-Does Steph and Beth rhyme?
-Not really. They're sort of half rhymes.
-Close, isn't it?
-Cos, as you know, I like rhyming contestants.
I mean, it's good enough.
-It's not bad.
-It's good enough.
-It really sounds like it does.
-I mean, Steph and Beth...
-Beth and Steph...
-Beth and Steph...
-Steph and Beth...
-Steph and Beth.
-Yeah, that rhymes.
It rhymes. Let's say it rhymes.
Anyway, the upshot is Sandy and Jenny didn't win the jackpot last time. This is the big news.
So that means we add another £1,000 to it,
so today's jackpot starts off at £11,250.
CHEERS AND APPLAUSE
Colossal. Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.
You don't need me to tell you this, but I'm going to tell you all the same, the pair with the
highest score at the end of each round will be eliminated.
Best of luck to all four pairs. Our first category this afternoon is...
The Royal Family. Can you all decide in your pairs who is going to go first and who
is going to go second?
And whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.
OK, and our question concerns...
Royal Christenings, Richard.
We are about to show you a photograph of a royal christening.
You just need to name any of the people in the photograph you're about to see, please.
So, who's the most obscure person you're about to see?
Thanks very much. OK, so as Richard explained, we're going to put an image up
and that image will stay up for the entire round.
You just have to name anyone in that image.
The more obscure, the better. Here is the image.
There we are.
There we are. Just name anyone in that image.
And, Lloyd, we come to you first. Welcome to Pointless.
-Great to have you here. Say that beautiful name again.
No, no. Lloyd. No, no, no. Llanerfyl.
What do you do, Lloyd?
Semi-retired businessman now,
but I still sort of keep my hand in various bits and pieces,
but I'm trying to sort of get into a state of sort of semi-retirement.
OK, what are the bits and pieces? I've never heard a more evasive answer in my life!
Well, I sort of do a bit of dibbling and dabbling and just
-a little bit of...
-Yeah, yeah, yeah.
-He's on the run, isn't he?
Certainly, if we want something, Lloyd could probably get it for us.
OK, and what do you like getting up to when you're not dibbling or dabbling?
Well, I quite enjoy going to motorsport events and that
sort of thing and I quite enjoy cycling.
-Away from the authorities!
-I was going to say! Exactly.
-Getaway car, I think.
-Yes, there we go.
Now, Lloyd, there is this beautiful photograph.
We need you to name any person in that photograph.
Well, I'll go for Princess Charlotte.
Princess Charlotte. Princess Charlotte, says Lloyd.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Princess Charlotte.
And it scores you 51. There we are.
APPLAUSE Not bad.
Good start, Lloyd. Yes, it was her christening.
-There she is, in the christening gown.
-There she is.
Typical Princess Charlotte.
-Isn't that just her? She always wears...
-That kind of baby look she's got.
-Inscrutable, isn't she?
Thanks very much indeed. Now, Martin, welcome.
Now, we discovered last time you trade in commodities.
-Which you do from home.
-I do now, yeah.
-See, that's nice.
You were saying that you used to have to turn up and be on the
Exchange itself. What are the big differences?
Well, it's all done on computer now, it's just computer trading.
It's a bit boring, but that's what it is now.
-Are you there when the market opens?
Do you have your own little noise, that goes - whaarrk?
-I was going to buy one, but I haven't got one at the moment, no.
-OK. Well, if you win, you could put
-your winnings towards that.
-There we are.
Now, Martin, anyway, what are you going to go for on this board?
Well, it's a lovely picture.
And this is probably going to get me divorced,
but I'm going to have to go for Prince Charles, I'm afraid.
-Prince Charles. Little-known member of the royal family.
-Martin, there we are.
-I'm just off.
Let's see how many of our 100 people spotted Prince Charles
lurking in there.
There you go. 87, Martin. APPLAUSE
Yeah, Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, there he is.
You can just see him. Can you see him there in the blue tie?
-There he is. That's Prince Charles.
-There we go.
He was christened in Buckingham Palace in 1948, in the Music Room.
-Much more fun. Much more fun.
-They got a couple of decks...
-Prince Edward DJs there.
-If a really clever person could name the people in the portraits
-behind, would that count as well?
-I'll name the people in the portraits, so no-one can say them.
The one on the right, that is a young Cheryl Cole.
And the one on the left is Anthea Turner.
Thank you very much indeed. Now, Graham, welcome back.
-Remind us what you do, Graham.
-I'm a legal accounts assistant for a law firm in Liverpool.
Is it just a general law firm, or do they specialise in particular...?
They work in all kinds of different markets.
-Shipping, insurance, business services, health.
-Right you are.
I see. OK. And when you leave the office behind,
-what do you like to go off and do?
-I play quite a lot of sport.
I like music and films, American TV shows.
OK, now, how are you feeling about this, as a round generally?
-What would you like to go for?
-Prince Charles has gone, by the way.
He's left the building.
I'm going to go for Camilla Parker Bowles.
OK, Camilla Parker Bowles, says Graham. Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Camilla Parker Bowles.
There we are. 67. APPLAUSE
Yeah, there she is, the Duchess of Cornwall.
Interesting fact about her -
she is married to the Prince of Wales.
-Prince Charles. They are married to each other.
-It's almost why...
-Why they're there.
-Well, they're standing next to each other.
-They're very nicely accessorised, aren't they? The two of them.
-Lovely. Now, then, Steph.
-Steph. Welcome. Here from Aberdeen.
-What do you do up in Aberdeen, Steph?
I'm on a graduate scheme at an oil and gas company.
I thought you said at "an annoying gas company." That...
"I bet they're fine!" An oil and gas company. Plenty of that in Aberdeen.
-How are you enjoying it?
Yeah, it's really good. I've done a year and a half now, so...
How many graduates went along on the scheme with you?
They were mainly engineers. There was about 20 engineers, but...
-Did you know any of them?
-Erm, I knew one.
-That's enough, isn't it?
-Just to ease you in.
But, no, it's gone well? And do you think you'll stay with them?
-Very good indeed.
-If they keep me.
Now, Steph, what do you do when you're not working for them?
I do musical theatre. I'm into am-dram and stuff, so...
Have you got anything on the go at the moment?
Yeah, I'm actually just about to audition for Made In Dagenham.
So you've got to try and fit the rehearsals in around work. That's
going to get quite tough, isn't it, as you get close to opening night?
-Or is it all right?
-It's fine. It's busy, but it's fun.
OK, now, Steph - who would you like to go for in this photograph?
I'm completely doubting myself.
I feel like it's really obvious, but, erm...
-Pippa Middleton, says Steph. Pippa Middleton.
Let's see if that's right. Let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
40. Our lowest score so far. APPLAUSE
Very well done indeed, Steph.
Very good answer.
There's Pippa Middleton, back row, second from the left.
-Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
We are halfway through this round,
so let's just take a quick look at those scores.
40, the best score of the pass. Very well done, indeed, Steph and Beth.
Looking pretty good on that far podium,
then we travel up to 51, Lloyd and Sion,
then we travel up to 67, where we find Graham and Madelyn,
and then up to 87, where we find Martin and Kathleen.
once again, I'm afraid, you've got to dig Martin out. I'm sorry.
-It falls to you.
-Used to it.
Good luck with that. We're going to come back down the line now.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
Beth and Steph, over there on 40. Beth, what do you do?
I'm on a graduate scheme as well,
but I do marketing for a finance company in Edinburgh.
How's it going? Are you happy with it? Marketing?
Good, yeah. I've just been there six months,
so I do four a rotation, so about to change teams.
I see, and how long before they then offer you a job?
Well, it's a two-year scheme.
If one of them's watching now, and is particularly impressed, maybe
by how well you know the royals, they might promote you a bit sooner.
-Maybe. There you are. Now, Beth, you're on 40.
The high scorers at the moment are on 87,
47 points ahead of you. If you could score 46 or less,
-you are definitely into Round Two.
What are you going to go for on this board?
-Erm, I'm going to go for Carole Middleton.
Very good. Very good. Now, there is your red line.
If Carole Middleton gets you below that red line,
you are through to Round Two.
How many of our 100 people said Carole Middleton?
And you are through. Very well done.
Look at that! That's a great answer. 18.
APPLAUSE 58 is your total.
Very well played.
Yeah, the grandmother of Princess Charlotte, of course.
Standing next to the Prince of Wales, though not married to him...
-..because he's married to the other lady.
-The lady on his left.
-There we are. Thank you, Richard.
So, then, Madelyn.
-Madelyn, we come to you. Now, remind us what you do, Madelyn.
I'm a mental health practitioner in a community mental health team.
That's right. And what do you get up to for fun?
-I enjoy pub quizzes, board games, saving up for holidays.
Now, then, Madelyn. 67. 87, the high scorers.
-19 or less is what you want. What would you like to go for?
Erm, I wish I had a better answer,
but I'm going to have to go with Prince George.
You're going to go with Prince George. Prince George.
There's your red line.
Let's see if Prince George gets you below that red line.
64 for Prince George, taking you up to 131.
Not a bad answer at all,
given some of the names that are still up there.
-There he is, the little fella on the bench.
-There he is.
Prince George, Princess Charlotte's...
They're brother and sister.
-The two of them.
-Get out of town!
It's so weird, cos also, she's a princess and he's a prince,
-and they are also brother and sister.
-You've got to say, he is genuinely quite cute.
-Got to hand it to him.
-I have a pair of red shorts.
A pair of red velvet shorts that I... Yes.
I occasionally wear them on the show, don't I?
We should recreate this photo at some point, shouldn't we?
I'll be Camilla Parker Bowles.
-You can be Prince George.
-OK. With my smocking?
Which I also have, obviously.
Thank you very much indeed. Now, Kathleen. Kathleen.
Little bit of pressure off now. Phew!
Remind us what you do, Kathleen.
I'm an image consultant, and so I help ladies with their image,
showing them how that helps with their confidence.
See that, I think, as you said last time, that is enormous fun,
-Lots of fun.
-Is it ever a bit of a challenge?
-Er, yeah, cos...
Er, some people want me to help them,
-but they don't always want me to help them...
Oh, I see. Oh, sorry, I'm just putting words into your mouth!
But they don't want to pay you...
Yeah, that's the other thing!
Or they don't want as much help as I need to give them.
Yes. What's the first thing you do when you sit down with somebody?
Someone comes along - do you go out and have coffee with them?
Yeah, and I just sort of say to them, you know,
"What is the things that you love about what you've got,
"and what are the things you think you would like to change?"
-I know what I want to change, but I want them to tell me.
OK, excellent, well said. Now, 87 is your score.
The high scorers are now Madelyn and Graham on 131,
so 43 or less keeps you in the game.
Remember, we're looking for anybody shown in this picture.
Well, there's a couple of Middletons there,
and I'm not quite sure of their first names,
but I'm going to go for David Middleton.
David Middleton. There is your red line.
If you can get below that with David Middleton,
you're through to the next round. Is David Middleton right, though?
Bad luck. Good guess, though, but, I'm afraid, incorrect.
187 is now your total.
Yeah, sorry, Kathleen. David Middleton not invited.
He should have been!
Big Dave not invited after Prince George's christening. He made...
-He was up on the tables.
-That was an inappropriate speech, I think.
Yeah, it wasn't great, and, you know,
Charles had stuck his credit card behind the bar, and Dave,
you know, he took the mick, to be honest.
-You know what I mean?
He invited some of his mates in, you think, "It's a private function".
-Yeah, "some"! I know, right?
Now, Sion. Welcome. Great to have you here. What do you do, Sion?
I recently had a job call - care assistant -
and, weirdly enough, I actually said, "I'm going on Pointless,"
and they actually gave me the job there, so thank you.
-There you are!
There was a horrible moment when I thought you were going to say,
-"I work for my dad".
-No, no, no, no, no, no!
He'd probably strangle me before I worked for him.
I keep looking at Lloyd, and thinking, "Mm, poached salmon. Mm!"
It is a bit.
He's got a touch of the Dave Middletons about him, Lloyd,
-He certainly has!
Oh, yeah. And how! Sion, what are your interests?
I am a very big fan of Arsenal Football Club,
-and as I'm Welsh, I follow the rugby very big.
OK, now, Sion, you're on 51.
Here's good news - doesn't matter what you score, you are through
to the next round, but, Sion, do you want to talk us through the board?
Erm, it's JAMES Middleton, I think.
Duke of Edinburgh, you've got Queen.
Oh, the Queen, that's who it is(!) You know what?
I've been looking at it the whole time, thinking,
"I know her from somewhere!"
Course it is.
I can't remember the father of the Middletons,
but I think I'll go for James Middleton.
James Middleton, says Sion.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
No red line for you, as you're already through.
It is right.
I think it's going to be quite depressive.
Yes, it is. Look at that, 15. Very well done indeed.
The lowest score, in fact, of the round,
taking your total up to 66. Very well done.
Very nicely played indeed, Sion.
Only one answer up there that would have beaten that.
Yeah, James Middleton is Pippa and Kate's brother.
Let's start on the bench, see what scores people have got.
There's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge.
He would have scored you 88 points.
The Duchess of Cambridge, a wonderful mum and a great pub.
-She would have scored you...
She would have scored you 85.
The Queen would have scored 91.
People have got to name all of them. Do you know what?
I think in the 100 seconds,
people who really know what they're doing are trying to name some of
-the obscure ones, and they sort of forget about the Queen.
Erm, there's the Duke of Edinburgh.
He would have scored you 70 points.
Not a bad one to go for. 70 points for that, and the father,
the poor father who no-one has named, is the best answer on
the board - Michael Middleton - and it would have scored you 7 points.
-There we are.
-Big Mick Middleton, there on the left.
Cannot believe his luck.
Look at that.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
So, at the end of our first round, the pair we're saying goodbye to,
with 187 on their score card, I'm afraid, Martin and Kathleen.
You were our golden couple last time.
-Oh! Kathleen, you should have gone first.
-I should have done.
-That's true, actually, yeah.
Ah, well. Martin, Kathleen, it's been lovely having you on the show.
-Sorry we have to say goodbye to you so soon in this show,
but thanks so much for playing. Kathleen and Martin.
But, for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
And so three pairs remain.
At the end of this round, obviously, we will have to say goodbye
to another pair, but very well done, all of you. Sion.
Sion, the best answer of the round.
Very well done indeed, with James Middleton.
But the lowest combined score - Steph and Beth.
You went the Middleton route.
You had Carole AND Pippa, which proved to be quite a useful pairing.
So, anyway, congratulations to all three pairs.
Best of luck with this round. Our category for it this afternoon is...
It's going to be literature.
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...
Non-fiction books, Richard.
On each board, we're going to show you the names of six authors,
and the names of books they wrote that are on the
Time Magazine 100 top non-fiction books of all time,
but we've missed out the last word of each of those books.
All you've got to do is fill in that word, please.
There's going to be 12 in all to have a go at at home,
-so very best of luck.
OK, so we are looking for the missing words in these
nonfiction book titles, and here is our first list of 12.
I'm going to read those all one last time.
There we go.
Lloyd, you will go first.
I know a couple of them.
I'm going to go for the top one - All The President's Men.
All The President's Men, says Lloyd.
Let's see how many of our 100 people agree with that.
Not bad. 63.
Yep, co-written with Bob Woodward, of course,
with whom he uncovered the Watergate scandal.
Thanks, Richard. Graham.
What are you going to go for on this board?
I'm afraid I don't know any of these,
so I'm going to have a guess.
I'm going to say The Selfish Man - Richard Dawkins.
The Selfish Man.
Let's see if that's right, The Selfish Man, for Richard Dawkins.
How many of our 100 people thought that?
Bad luck, Graham. I'm afraid not The Selfish Man.
That scores you 100 points.
Sorry. It may not be the last 100 points score in the round, though.
Yeah, sorry, Graham.
-I'll give the correct answer at the end of the pass.
-Thanks, Richard. Now, Steph.
Steph, from off of Steph and Beth.
What would you like to go for? That board is all yours.
It's really bad. I can't actually think of any...
-..so I'm going to have to guess.
You're off to a flying start on the third one - it's not "man."
Yeah, OK, good!
I'm just going to go for The Double Act.
The Double Act. The Double Act, by James D Watson.
Let's see if that's right.
-Bad luck, Steph. Well, you're in very good company.
-There you are.
I'm afraid that scores you 100 points, but, as I say,
Graham is alongside you.
Sorry, Steph. Let's fill in that board.
I am going to predict you can get all of these, apart from one.
-That is my prediction.
-I think you know the bottom one?
-The Naked Ape.
-The Naked Ape, by Desmond Morris.
-29 points for that. A Moveable...?
-Feast. I know that one.
Watson and Crick, of course, discovered the double helix,
-within the DNA. 5 points for that. The Selfish...?
The Selfish Gene, by Richard Dawkins.
-I think I know this one as well.
-This is the one... Oh, really?
-No Logo, very well played, yeah.
That's the best answer on the board - 3 points, if you got that.
Thank you very much indeed.
OK, well, we're halfway through the round.
Let's take a look at those scores.
Only two scores between the three pairs.
Lloyd - there you are, the champion of the pass, Lloyd.
Lloyd and Sion on 63, looking very strong.
Then, Steph and Beth and Graham and Madelyn, all on 100 there.
Best of luck. We're going to come back down the line now.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
OK, we're going to put six more authors and books with blanks
on the board, and here they are.
I'll read those all one last time.
There we go. Now, Beth.
Does that fill you with despair?
-No, this is much better than the first round for me.
-I know a couple, but I think
-I'll go In Cold Blood, Truman Capote.
-In Cold Blood, says Beth.
No red line for you, as you're joint high scorers,
but let's see how far down the column you get with In Cold Blood.
Look at that. 25. Very well done indeed. Our lowest score of
the round so far. 125 is your total. APPLAUSE
Well played, Beth.
An incredible book about a series of murders in 1959.
Thanks, Richard. Madelyn.
You now have a target - 24 or less is what we need from you.
Yes, I'm not sure if I'm going to meet that target.
I was going to say the same answer,
but I'm going to have to go with the only other one that I know, which is
How To Win Friends And Influence People.
How To Win Friends And Influence People, for Dale Carnegie.
There is your red line.
Get below that with People, and you are in the head-to-head.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said
How To Win Friends And Influence People.
58, Madelyn. APPLAUSE
158 is your score. You're still in with a chance, though.
Yeah, well played, Madelyn. One of the first self-help books.
Thank you, Richard. Now, Sion.
You need to score 94 or less. Do you want to talk us through the board?
-There's no way that's happening.
Erm, I did know those two, actually, so...
Zen And The Art Of The Motorcycle Rider.
Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Rider. OK. Here is your red line.
Nice and high.
You just have to get below it. Let's see - will Rider do it?
How many of our 100 people said it?
No, I'm sorry, Sion. So near, but I'm afraid, so far.
There weren't many nice ones left on the board by the time it got to you.
I'm afraid that scores you 100 points, takes your total up to 163.
Yeah, sorry, Sion. So, the bottom one is...
-Motorcycle Maintenance. Absolutely.
Would have scored 20 points.
Right up at the top, I Know Why The Caged Bird...
-26 points. Fast Food...
-Nation. Eric Schlosser.
6 points for that, and do you know this last one?
-It's Godel, Escher, Bach.
Would have scored you 2 points.
About the relationship between art and music and science,
all sorts of things. Very well done if you said Bach.
Now, we are at the end of our second round, and we have to say goodbye
to another pair, and I'm afraid the pair in question is Sion and Lloyd.
I'm so sorry. Oh, Lloyd, I thought, once again,
Sion was just going to come up with the perfect answer there.
Oh. We will see you again next time, though.
We'll look forward to that very much indeed, but, meantime,
thanks very much. Sion and Lloyd.
But, for Steph and Beth and Madelyn and Graham,
it's now time for our head-to-head.
Congratulations, Steph and Beth, and Madelyn and Graham,
you're now one step closer to the final, and a chance to play
for that jackpot, which, lest we forget, stands currently at £11,250.
APPLAUSE AND CHEERS
Well, you don't need me to tell you what happens in the head-to-head.
Big thing is you're allowed to confer.
First pair to win two questions will be playing for that jackpot.
Steph and Beth, first time on the show,
straight through as our low-scoring couple,
our golden couple in the head-to-head, so congratulations.
Madelyn and Graham, out Round One last time.
Now within touching distance of that huge jackpot.
Congratulations, and massive good luck to both of you.
Let's play the head-to-head.
OK, here comes your first question, and it concerns...
US states. Richard.
We're going to show you some pairs of pictures now,
and each pair represents a US state, but which state?
OK, let's reveal our five pairs of pictures, and here they are.
There we go.
OK, now, Steph and Beth, you have been our low scorers
throughout the show so far, so you will go first.
THEY CONFER QUIETLY
-OK, we'll go for A, Colorado.
-Colorado, A, say Steph and Beth.
Now, Madelyn and Graham,
do you want to take us through the rest of the board?
Erm, OK, so I think B is Washington. D is Pennsylvania.
E is Louisiana, and I think C looks like Rhode Island,
but I didn't think that was a state.
Erm, so what shall we go for? Pennsylvania?
Pennsylvania will be a safe bet.
So, we have Colorado, and we have Pennsylvania.
Now, Steph and Beth went for Colorado for A.
Let's see if that's right,
and let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
39 for Colorado.
Now, Madelyn and Graham have gone for Pennsylvania for D.
Let's see if it's right. Let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
It is right.
Well done, Steph and Beth. After only one question, you are up 1-0.
Yeah, I should explain - those are the Sylvanian Families figures,
in case anyone at home is completely nonplussed by that.
It's actually the biggest answer on the board, and you did know all the
others, and there's one that would have won you the point, as well.
Not B, B is Washington.
Would have scored you too many, would have scored you 57.
It's not C - that is Rhode Island.
And that would have scored you 54. It's E.
E is the best answer by quite some way, actually.
It's Louise Redknapp and Jana Novotna. Louisiana.
That would have scored you 15.
If you don't recognise either of them,
it's almost impossible to work out.
-There you are.
-You happy with that? Louisiana?
-I AM happy with that.
I was just enjoying the view along that road.
It looked like a road in Northern Ireland, the road in Rhode Island.
I was enjoying the view of the island on that, so...
Oh, that's nice!
So that picture would be perfect for us, if we lived together.
We'd have that picture up, and both of us would be happy.
On the wall, exactly, yeah.
And we DO live together, by the way.
I'd be going, "Oh, look at my island."
-You'd be all, "Oh, look at my road."
-"Look at my lovely road."
Anyway, back to Pointless. Here comes your second question.
Madelyn and Graham, you get to answer it first,
but you have to win it to stay in the game, so best of luck.
Our second question concerns...
What about that? Oh!
We're going to show you five names now of things you might have
for Christmas dinner in the UK,
but we're giving them to you in anagram form.
Can you unscramble them, please?
There we are. Let's reveal our five anagrams, and here they are.
We have got...
I'm going to read those one last time.
Madelyn and Graham will go first.
(Do you think it's Brussels sprouts on the bottom?)
Er, OK, we only know a few of those,
but we're going to have to go with the bottom one.
-We think it's Brussels sprouts.
Brussels sprouts, say Madelyn and Graham. OK, Steph and Beth.
Talk us through the rest of our Christmas dinner there.
OK, we think the top one's stuffing, then cranberry sauce.
Then turkey. Not sure about the fourth one.
-Yeah. We'll go for cranberry sauce.
Cranberry sauce, brace racy runes.
So, we have Brussels sprouts, and we have cranberry sauce.
Madelyn and Graham said Brussels sprouts, so let's see if
that's right, and let's see how many of our 100 people spotted that.
29, not bad.
Steph and Beth have gone for cranberry sauce.
Let's see if that's right, and let's see how many people said that.
Will it beat 29?
Yes, it will! Oh, well done, look at that.
9! 9 for cranberry sauce! APPLAUSE
Which means - that's pretty definitive - Steph and Beth,
after only two questions, you are straight through to the final 2-0.
-Very good, Steph and Beth, aren't they?
-They really are.
Very well played. Up the top there, yeah, it's stuffing.
I'm going to start calling it "stiff gnu." From next Christmas onwards.
-54 points for that. Would you like some "stiff gnu?"
"With your turkey?"
Big scorer, turkey.
-95 points. 95 points. More famous than the Queen.
Imagine that. And the best answer on the board, "drat be by turn."
-Oh, no, I...
-You'd have this with your dessert.
-Oh! Brandy butter. There we go.
-Brandy butter. 4 points for that.
Very well done if you said that.
Thank you very much.
So, the pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head round,
I'm afraid, Madelyn and Graham, but a brilliant performance today.
Much, much better, and great to see much more of you in this show.
I'm sorry you didn't get quite as much of
a look-in as you'd have liked, though.
I'm sorry that we're sending you home,
but it's been great having you on.
-Thank you so much for playing. Madelyn and Graham.
But, for Steph and Beth, it's now time for our Pointless final.
Well, congratulations, Steph and Beth.
You have seen off all the competition,
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 £11,250.
APPLAUSE AND CHEERS
I mean, incredible. Incredible.
Every single round, you've been our low scorers,
and then the head-to-head round, 2-0. It's very good.
I tell you what, if I were running a graduate intake...
..maybe in marketing, or in oil and gas, something like that,
in maybe Aberdeen or Edinburgh, I know exactly who I'd promote,
perhaps slightly ahead of the game, if you know what I'm saying.
Anyway, you've done phenomenally well. Really very well.
Now, as always, in this round, you get to choose your category...
..ish, from the four that we put up there.
So, we just have to keep our fingers tightly crossed that there is
something up there that you like the look of.
So, today's selection looks like this.
I don't know. "Girl" films?
Well, "girl" films, would that be like chick flicks?
-I think we probably have to go with that.
-Yeah, go with that.
Don't think we could do much about the others.
-You're going to go for "girl" films?
-OK. "Girl" films.
-OK, very, very best of luck. £11,250 up for grabs here.
You've been absolutely terrific all the way through.
We're going to give this away at some point, this jackpot.
Let's see if it's today. Here are your three categories.
We're looking for any cast member of the 1991 film, My Girl,
any cast member of the 2014 film, Gone Girl,
or of the 1999 film, Girl, Interrupted, so anybody
credited with appearing in any of those films, according to IMDb.
Very, very best of luck.
Thanks very much indeed. Now, as always,
you've got up to one minute to come up with three answers.
All you need to win that jackpot is for just one of your answers
-to be pointless. Are you ready?
Good. Let's put 60 seconds up on the clock. There they are.
Your time starts now.
-Have you seen My Girl?
-No, the only one I've seen is Gone Girl.
-OK, Gone Girl...
-Neil Patrick Harris is in it.
-Oh, yeah, he's the bad...
-He could be good. Erm...
Everyone else is going to be too many.
-I don't know anyone else that's...
-I... I don't have a clue.
OK. Girl, Interrupted, I know, like, Angelina Jolie and
Winona Ryder are in it, but I don't know anyone that's, like, obscure.
Will we guess?
Yeah, will we say...?
I mean, Winona Ryder, she's not that big NOW. We could say her.
-Say her, and say Neil Patrick Harris for Gone Girl.
And then will we just take a guess at someone that might have
-been in one of them?
-Like, any cameo role in any of them. I...
-I don't know.
Well, Gillian Flynn wrote Gone Girl, I think, and I don't know if
she was one of the people that did, like, a weird cameo.
-Give it a go.
-Will we just go with that?
-Cos I don't know any, like, small actors.
-I just don't know.
Ten seconds left.
So we'll go Neil Patrick Harris, Gillian Flynn, just in case,
-and Winona Ryder for Girl, Interrupted.
-Yeah, give it a go.
OK, there you are, just as your time runs out.
I need your three answers, and they are...
-Erm, Winona Ryder, Girl, Interrupted.
-Neil Patrick Harris, Gone Girl.
-Neil Patrick Harris.
-And Gillian Flynn, in case she did a cameo in Gone Girl.
OK, why not? So, of those three,
your best shot at a pointless answer - what do you think?
-Neil Patrick Harris.
-Neil Patrick Harris, we'll put him last.
Least likely to be pointless?
Gillian Flynn's probably wrong, so...
Gillian Flynn, we'll put first. OK, let's put those answers up on
the board in that order, then, and here they are.
Well, very, very best of luck.
Just before we put these answers to the test, let's just suppose...
Let's just suppose that that jackpot is yours.
£11,250 - what would you do with it? Steph first.
Well, I'm going to Malaysia with my boyfriend later in the year,
so some of it would go towards doing nice things when we're there,
and I got a house last year,
so some would go towards home improvements and things like that.
Very good. Beth, how about you?
Well, I'm hoping to buy a flat, either this year or next,
so some of it would go towards that, and probably go on holiday as well.
Excellent. Well, very, very best of luck. Three good answers.
Well, two good answers and a perfectly good punt there, for fun.
Let's hope, let's hope, one of those is pointless.
Your first answer was Gillian Flynn. In this case,
we were looking for cast members of the film, Gone Girl.
Remember, only one of these answers has to be pointless
for you to win that jackpot.
If Gillian Flynn is right, and nobody said it,
you will leave here with £11,250.
Let's find out - how many people said Gillian Flynn?
Is it a right answer?
No, it's not.
It's not, but wouldn't that have been fun?
If she'd decided to have a cameo in her own film.
So, there we are, not a pointless answer.
Only two more shots at today's jackpot.
Your next answer was Winona Ryder.
Now, in this case,
we were looking for cast members of the film, Girl, Interrupted.
You have to hope nobody remembered Winona Ryder.
If this is right, and pointless, which we hope it is,
it will win you £11,250.
How many people said Winona Ryder?
Gillian Flynn, your first answer, was incorrect,
but Winona Ryder is absolutely right,
taking us down through the 30s and the 20s, into the teens.
Will we get to single figures?
-Yes, we will. Look at that, 8.
-That's all right.
-Better than I thought.
This is all moving in the right direction. Very well done.
Not a pointless answer, though.
Only one more shot at today's jackpot.
Your third and final answer was Neil Patrick Harris.
This is the one you put last.
You thought it was your best shot at a pointless answer.
You're pretty sure it's right.
If it's pointless, you will leave here with £11,250.
Let's find out how many people said Neil Patrick Harris?
Is it a pointless answer?
Well, it's right, again.
Gillian Flynn, your first answer, was incorrect.
Your second answer, Winona Ryder, took us all the way down to 8.
Neil Patrick Harris now taking us down into single figures, passing 8,
down it goes, still going down, still going down...
You've done it!
APPLAUSE AND CHEERS
Well done, you! Absolutely fantastic. Look at that!
Congratulations! Neil Patrick Harris is a pointless answer.
-How's he pointless?
-That means you leave here with the jackpot
of £11,250. That's fantastic.
APPLAUSE AND CHEERS
Steph and Beth, that's brilliant. Congratulations.
You've been brilliant right from the start,
you've played brilliantly, you've been absolutely charming.
You're right at the starts of your careers,
so it's lovely to give you that money as well.
I hope you really, really enjoy it. You really deserve it.
Now, let's go through all the pointless answers,
for everybody at home, you would have won the £11,250.
Everybody in that film apart from Macaulay Culkin, Jamie Lee Curtis,
Dan Aykroyd, and Anna Chlumsky was a pointless answer.
Everybody else pointless.
There's Neil Patrick Harris.
Such a wonderful actor, as well, and a hero in my house.
He's in How I Met Your Mother. He's fantastic in that as well.
He's great in this film, so congratulations, £11,250,
heading up to Scotland with you for him.
Everybody apart from Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike was
a pointless answer for that one.
And, finally, Girl, Interrupted. Some fine actors on this list.
Everyone apart from Angelina Jolie,
Winona Ryder, Brittany Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg,
and Vanessa Redgrave.
Thank you so much for everything you've given to the show,
and take that £11,250 with our great pleasure.
Well said, Richard, and thanks, once again, to our winning players,
Steph and Beth, who go away with today's jackpot of £11,250.
Join us next time, when we'll be putting more
obscure knowledge to the test on Pointless.
Meanwhile, it's goodbye from Richard.
And it's goodbye from me. Goodbye.
Quiz in which contestants try to score as few points as possible by plumbing the depths of their general knowledge to come up with the answers no-one else can think of. Presented by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman.