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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Thank you very much indeed. Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong.
Welcome to Pointless, the show that puts obscure knowledge to the test.
Let's meet today's players.
And couple number one.
Hi, I'm LJ, I'm from Leeds and this is my identical twin sister,
Alison, and she's from Wakefield.
-Couple number two.
-Hi, I'm Gavin,
this is my friend and colleague, Garry, and we are from Edinburgh.
-Couple number three.
-Hi, I'm Rula, from Bedfordshire,
and this is our family friend, Peter Smith, from Essex.
And finally, couple number four.
Hi, I'm Michelle, this is my partner, Sam.
We're from Birmingham originally but now live in Ware in Hertfordshire.
And these are today's contestants.
A very warm welcome to all.
Thanks very much. We'll find out more about you throughout the show
as it goes along.
So that just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
The Crown Prince of Picky, the Dauphin of Dour,
its my Pointless friend, it's Richard.
Hiya. Hi, everybody.
-The Dauphin of Dour?
-That's what they're calling you.
-I like it.
Even now, they're just writing that
-in sequins on the back of your dressing gown.
-Dauphin of Dour...
If I'm ever on Strictly, that's what they could call me.
I never will be, by the way!
Two returning pairs from last time. Garry and Gavin, welcome back,
unlucky to get knocked out in round one.
Both went for tough answers but both scored 100 points,
so members of the 200 Club.
Lovely to have you back. And on podium four there, Michelle and Sam,
who got knocked out in our head-to-head by Andrew and IK.
And they were a very strong team, Andrew and IK, weren't they?
Went through to that jackpot round.
Three pointless answers from Andrew and IK.
-Really impressive stuff, wasn't it?
-Very, very, very good stuff.
So, the jackpot comes down again. But it's an open field.
Welcome to our new pairs. Peter and Rula, welcome. And identical twins
on podium one, which you wouldn't know at first sight, would you?
-No! No, yes, no!
-But it's going to be a lot of fun.
You'll have to go at some to beat IK and Andrew.
I think you do. There we are. Thank you, Richard. Thank you.
As you've gathered, Andrew and IK won the jackpot last time.
But we start off with our lovely, small jackpot of £1,000.
There we are. Right, if everyone is ready, let's play Pointless.
OK, the pair with the highest score at the end of each round will be
eliminated. So just try as hard as you can not be that pair,
is what I'm saying. Now, no conferring in the first two rounds.
Our first category today...
..is musicians with honours.
Musicians with honours. Can you all decide in your pairs, please,
who's going to go first, who is going to go second.
And whoever is going first, please step up to the podium.
OK. And the question concerns...
musical knights and dames.
Musical knights and dames, Richard.
On each board, we're going to show you descriptions of seven people
involved in music who have either received a knighthood or a damehood.
You need to tell us who they are.
We're also going to give you their initials.
There will be 7 on each board, 14 in all to have a go at at home.
-Very best of luck.
-Thanks very much.
So let's reveal our first board of seven clues to musical knights and
dames, and here they are. We've got...
I'm going to read those one last time.
LJ, welcome to Pointless. Great to have you here.
What do you do, LJ?
I'm a student cardiac physiologist, at the moment.
Wow. Now, have you got a, sort of, foundation medical degree?
-Or have you just...?
-No, I started off with nursing,
-so I did my first year of adult nursing.
I broke my back partway through that. And I had to...
-That's above and beyond the call, LJ, really!
-How did you do that?
-I fell down the stairs, at her house.
-I carry a lot of guilt for it, yeah!
Yeah. Wow. Anyway, you're fine?
-I'm walking, it's just,
nursing is too physical, so I transferred to cardiac physiology.
-OK, and enjoying it?
Yeah. Excellent. Now, musical knights and dames, LJ?
-How we feel about this board?
-Not good. I know a couple.
And the one that I'm confident with
is the Welsh singer with Big Spender, Shirley Bassey.
Shirley Bassey, says LJ. Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Shirley Bassey.
Not bad. Not bad.
-Good damage limitation.
-Yeah, became a dame in 2000,
which was 43 years after her first hit single.
Impressive. Now, Gavin.
Gavin, welcome back.
We were sorry to see the back of you last time, cos you were gutsy.
You went out there looking for low scoring answers and you happened to
score big. But this time I feel sure it will be different.
-Remind us what you do, Gavin.
-I'm a police officer from Edinburgh.
And what do you like getting up to, up there in Edinburgh?
I play a lot of sport, play a lot of golf.
Play a lot of football as well.
I'm a bit concerned they are two officers shy in Edinburgh right now!
-Have you got pagers?
That's quite old-fashioned, isn't it? Pagers!
-Sorry, mobile phones maybe!
-I believe I saw a police box outside,
I wonder if you could use that!
Might you get summoned?
We're the last two folk they'll call on!
I don't believe that for a second, Gavin.
Now, what would you like to go for on our board of musical knights and
-I only know one answer that's left, so I'm going to go for the
actress that was in The Sound Of Music and say Julie Andrews.
Julie Andrews, says Gavin.
Let's see how many of our 100 people also said Julie Andrews.
But, again, good damage limitation there.
Yeah, and also became a dame in 2000, Julie Andrews.
Thanks very much, Richard. Now, Peter, a warm welcome to Pointless.
What do you do, Peter?
-I'm a schoolteacher.
-What do you teach?
Peter, what are your hobbies?
I go to country houses and my lawn is a bit of a...
-In what condition is your lawn now, Peter?
Fairly rough! I did get some advice on a plane once
from a head groundsman, who said,
"Top dress the lawn three times - in September, October and November."
-Oh, that's easy!
-And how often do you top dress your lawn?
-To be honest...
-I wouldn't know how to.
-I wouldn't know how to.
I was thinking maybe a blouse?
That would be nice. That really would be nice.
With matching earrings.
Yeah. That's the kind of top dressing I'm thinking of.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Anyway. So, Peter, what would you like to go for?
I know most of them.
I suspect the two that I don't know are the low scorers.
So I'm going to go for Nellie Melba.
Nellie Melba. Nellie Melba, says Peter.
Let's see how many of our 100 people got that.
It's our lowest score so far.
That we know. Look at that.
Down to 25. Very well done, Peter, great score.
Very well played, Peter. Yeah, she became a dame in 1918.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard. Sam, welcome back.
-Remind us what you do, Sam.
-I work for myself as a builder.
Do you build any kind of building?
-Do you largely do residential buildings?
-Yeah, it's mainly houses.
-I just work on houses, extensions and things like that.
And Sam is available if you're in the Ware area of Hertfordshire!
There we are. Sam, what would you like to go for on this board?
It's all yours. You can fill in all the blanks for us, if you like.
The top one, I can't remember.
And the bottom one...
I saw it... I know it but I can't remember it.
I'll have to go for the Pinner-born singer-pianist, Elton John?
Elton John, says Sam. Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people went for Elton John.
Well, it's right.
By no means our highest score.
Look at that, 46!
Did all right there, Sam.
See, isn't that interesting? He's so famous, but, given that clue,
perhaps it's complicated, which is why he scores 46 rather than a much
higher score. Now, the rest of this board.
-The top one?
Evelyn Glennie, correct.
Would have scored 15 points.
Let's go right down the bottom,
-with the New Zealand-born opera singer.
-Kiri Te Kanawa.
-Yeah, she played Nellie Melba, in Downton Abbey.
-So she did!
-Well that's nice.
And do you know the pianist?
I can't remember.
-It is George...
-Thank you very much.
-It's a pleasure. 3 points,
so well done if you got that without me giving you half the answer!
Thanks very much indeed, Richard. We're halfway through the round,
let's take a look at those scores. 25 is the best score at the pass.
Peter, congratulations to you.
Peter and Rula looking pretty strong at this point, on the back of that.
Then 46 is where we find Sam and Michelle.
Well done, Sam. 65, LJ and Alison.
Then up to 79, Gavin and Garry.
So, yes, Garry, we need a low-scoring answer.
Best of luck. Now, can the second players step up to the podium?
OK, let's put seven more clues up on the board to musical knights
and dames, and here we are. We have got...
I'll read those all one last time.
Michelle. Welcome back to Pointless.
Remind us what you do.
I'm a materials scientist, I work in the pharmaceuticals industry.
Very good. And what do you do when you hang up your white coat?
Yeah, the spare time that I do have,
I've got a season ticket at Birmingham City Football Club,
so I go to home games there.
And I like to travel as well.
Very good. OK, now, if you can score 32 or less with this, you will avoid
being our high scorers and you'll definitely be in the next round.
I think I only know two.
It's just which one is going to be the lowest one.
I think they're both going to score quite high. So...
I'm going to go for the singer who dedicated a 1997 knighthood to his
fellow Beatles and the people of Liverpool, for Paul McCartney.
Paul McCartney, says Michelle. Here is your red line.
You have to get below that to be sure of a place in the next round.
How many people said Paul McCartney?
Well, 124 is your total.
You could have done enough there.
Yeah, knighted in 1997.
Interesting about how people read questions. Cos all of our 100
know that Paul McCartney was one of the Beatles,
and it shows that 22% of people...
just show them a slightly longer question...
-And they all go for Peter Mandelson! I know...
-Happens every time.
-Paul Merson, a lot of people went for.
Of course. Thanks very much indeed, Richard.
Rula, welcome to Pointless.
-Lovely to have you here. What do you do?
-I'm a writer.
Are you? What do you write?
I'm writing a crime thriller in New York and an autobiography.
Wow. Have you finished the crime thriller yet?
No, not yet, that's still an ongoing process.
-I mean, you've got it all mapped out, obviously?
-Yeah. In New York,
-it's my favourite city.
-Very good. Well, obviously I can't ask you
what happens because that would be a terrible spoiler!
But a brilliant excuse to get back to New York as often as you like.
Now, Rula, there you are, on 25.
Brilliant scoring from Peter in the first pass means that 98 or less
gets you through. What would you like to go for?
Well, I know the jazz musician is John Denver.
-John Denver, says Rula.
There is your red line.
If you get below that with John Denver, you're into the next round.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said John Denver.
Ooh! Oh, I'm sorry, Rula, I'm afraid not John Denver.
That scores you 100 points,
takes your total up to 125.
I'll give the correct answer at the end of the pass. It might not have
done that much damage, looking at the scores on the first two podiums.
Very good. Now, Garry.
Now then, Garry.
-Remind us what you do?
-Also a police officer.
-Also a police others.
Now, whose idea was it to come on the show?
It was my own. I originally applied with my grandmother.
It was supposed to be for her 80th this year.
But we thought the trek might be a bit much for her,
so Gavin kindly stepped in to take her place.
But she'll be watching at home, hopefully.
-What's her name?
She's fighting crime on the streets of Edinburgh as we speak!
So, Garry. You have to score 45 or less.
Come on, we need you in the second round.
Yeah, I thought my good answer was gone on the last pass.
I knew Evelyn Glennie,
but I was really happy to see the bottom one pop up.
So that would be Van Morrison.
Van Morrison, says Garry.
Here's your red line.
For comfort, it could be higher,
but let's see how far down the column we get with Van Morrison.
Below that line, obviously, you're into the next round.
You've done it! Look at that. Van Morrison, 36. Very well done.
Second round, here we come. 115 is your total.
Great work, Garry, very well played.
Knighted in the 2015 birthday honours list.
Thanks very much, Richard.
Now then, Alison, welcome to Pointless.
-What do you do, Alison?
-I'm a student nurse.
-A student nurse. Nursing has been a big thing!
-Yeah, in our family.
-What do you do in your spare time, Alison?
-I don't have an awful lot
of spare time, but I like to read, watch films, travel.
I travel quite a lot.
Very good. And musical people like those on the board behind me?
-I know one, luckily.
-That's good, that's good.
I've been hoping the whole time that it's not going to go,
-and it hasn't.
-59 is your target.
I think it's probably the highest scorer,
but I'm going to have to go for it, and it's Tom Jones,
the singer who appeared as a coach on The Voice.
Tom Jones, appearing on The Voice.
There is your red line.
If you get below that, you're through to the next round.
Good luck. Let's see how many people said Tom Jones.
69. I'm sorry. 69, that's a high score.
And it takes your total up to 134.
They are all very close, all the totals, but you're just ahead now.
One of the closest first rounds we've had in a very long time.
Unlucky to get knocked out there, all the scores very similar.
Shall we fill in the rest of this board? Let's start with JD.
It's not John Denver, it is...?
-Johnny Dankworth is the answer.
He would have scored you 42 points.
At the top, the mezzo-soprano is?
She would have scored you 2 points.
We'll go down to the bottom now.
Would have scored you 15. And this last answer is a pointless answer.
So very well done... Do you know this?
-Do you know it if I give you half the answer?
-It is Thomas...
-It is Thomas Allen, yes, very well done.
And very well done if you got that at home.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard. So at the end of our first round,
the pair heading home with their high school of 134,
I'm afraid it's Alison and LJ.
Well, as we say, it was very close.
-And had you been a bit further up the line, Alison,
were there some nice lower scores that you knew there?
-Well, maybe that's a consolation. Not so bad. Anyway,
We'll see you again next time and we'll look forward to that.
But, meantime, thanks very much. Alison and LJ.
But for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for round two.
And so we are down to three pairs. At the end of this round,
we're going to have to say goodbye to another pair.
That was very close indeed.
Phew! Our category for round two this afternoon...
is chemical elements. Can you all decide in your pairs who is going to
go first and who's going to go second?
And whoever is going first, please step up to the podium.
Let's find out what the question is.
Here it comes. We gave 100 people 100 seconds to name...
as many chemical elements
whose names contain at least five consonants as they could.
Chemical elements whose names contain at least five consonants.
Looking for the name of any element on the periodic table as of
December 2015, please, whose name contains five consonants or more.
They can be repeated, but so long as there are five consonants or more,
including Y, in their names, then we'll accept them as answers.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard. Now then, Garry.
Are we happy with this as a category?
I think so. It's not our strongest, science. But I think
it's a relatively new one and I'm going to go for Californium.
Californium, says Garry.
Californium. Let's see how many of our 100 people said that.
Still going down, Garry, still going down.
There we are, 11 for Californium. Very well done.
Yeah, six consonants in that. Count 'em. That's a lot, isn't it?
-It's from 1950, Californium.
Which, in the world of elements, is quite new.
I suppose it is. I suppose it is.
Thank you very much. Rula, what would you like to go for?
Well, I love chemistry, so I'm going to go with krypton.
Krypton, says Rula.
Let's see how many of our 100 people went for krypton.
It's right. 11 is our only score at this point.
It passes 11!
It goes down to 2!
Fantastic low score there, Rula, very well done.
2 for krypton.
Yeah. Very well played, Rula.
Terrifying to go for one that's such a short word, as well,
having to get the five consonants. It's got six out of seven letters
as consonants there, krypton. Really packing them in.
Now, Michelle. Any chemical element with five or more consonants.
OK. I'm going to go for dysprosium.
Dysprosium. Let's see how many of our 100 people said dysprosium.
It's another good answer, down it goes,
it's a pointless answer! Very well done indeed.
That adds £250 to today's jackpot, takes the total up to £1,250.
And it scores you nothing. Very well done indeed.
Very well played, Michelle.
Another good round to be a materials scientist in, isn't it?
Great, seven consonants. But at least you can go back to work now!
-Thanks very much. We're halfway through the round,
so let's take a look at the scores.
Nothing, the best score in that pass, Michelle. Very well done.
Then up to 2, where we find Peter and Rula.
Then up to 11, Garry and Gavin.
Now, nothing wrong with 11,
but you're high scorers again! You're up against Rula and Michelle.
In normal gameplay,
that would have set you up very well for the next pass.
But Gavin, once again the pressure is on you, I'm afraid.
Best of luck with that. We're going to come back down the line now.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
Sam, remember, we're looking for any chemical element whose name contains
five or more consonants.
Ten or less gets you through.
I'm not going to get that.
Blank. Complete blank.
I'll say bromide.
OK, you're going to go for bromide, Sam says going for bromide.
There's your red line you have to get below. Bromide.
Oh, I'm sorry, Sam.
From hero to zero.
Or rather, from zero to antihero there, I'm afraid, Sam.
That's an incorrect answer, as I think you knew.
That scores you 100. Takes your total up to 100.
It may not be the last 100 of the pass, you never know.
Yeah, sorry, Sam, although Going For Bromide was a short-lived follow-up
to Going For Gold, with Henry Kelly, they did one series...
LAUGHING: Going For Bromide!
Bromine is the element, rather than bromide.
There we are. Thanks very much. Now, Peter,
what would you like to go for?
If you score 97 or less, you are into the head-to-head.
Well, I've got one left and I was hoping that one wouldn't go.
Nitrogen, says Peter.
Here is your red line, lovely and high. If you can get below that
with nitrogen, you're into the head-to-head.
Let's see how money people said nitrogen.
It's right and you are through, very well done.
Very good indeed, 13.
That takes your total up to 15.
Well played. I was very quickly adding up the number of consonants.
Then I remembered you're a maths teacher, so you would have done
all that work for me! There's five in there.
Excellent. Thank you very much.
Sam's done you a bit of a favour, there.
A little bit. A little bit, but science is not my forte.
I'm going to have to go for potassium, I think.
Potassium, says Gavin. Well, you're on 11.
If you can score 88 or less, you are through. That's what 88 looks like
on the column. Let's see how many people went for potassium.
It's right and you're through. Well done. Head-to-head, here we come.
25 is your total.
Very solid scoring, well done.
Yeah, that was discovered in 1807 by Humphry Davy, potassium.
Now, let's take a look at some pointless answers, shall we?
See if we can pronounce these.
All of those are pointless answers.
-Very well done if you said any of those at home.
We are at the end of our second round. The pair we have to say
goodbye to is our head-to-head pair from last time, Sam and Michelle.
But I'm afraid no arguing with the high score there.
Brilliant pointless answer from you, Michelle,
and you've added to the jackpot. So you have left a legacy.
But I'm afraid this is where we have to say goodbye to you.
It's been great having you on. Thanks so much, Sam and Michelle.
For Peter and Rula, Garry and Gavin, it's now time for our head-to-head.
Congratulations, Garry and Gavin, Peter and Rula. You are now one step
closer to the final and a chance to play for our jackpot,
which currently stands at £1,250.
Well, here we are in the head-to-head.
I'm sure you know the rules by now. You can start playing as teams.
You can confer before you give your answers.
The first pair to win two questions will be playing for that jackpot.
Now, history is being made this round. Pointless history.
This is extraordinary that it has never happened before,
but you are absolutely equal on your scores.
We've never had that. So there we are,
Pointless history has been determined.
Best of luck to both players. Let's play the head-to-head.
Here is your first question.
And it concerns famous walls.
Famous walls, Richard.
Well, you know, to celebrate this incredible occasion where you drew,
I had to break out one of the glamorous questions.
-So we're going to show you five pictures now of famous walls.
We're also going to give you alternate letters of their names.
-Can you identify the most obscure?
-Thank you very much indeed.
Let's reveal our five walls, and here they are.
There we go. Five walls.
Garry and Gavin, you will be going first.
GARRY AND GAVIN WHISPER
I think we know four of them.
We're going to take a punt and go for Eton Wall, C.
C, Eton Wall. Eton Wall, say Garry and Gavin.
Now, Peter and Rula, that board is all yours.
Would you like to talk us through it?
OK, I think B is Hadrian's Wall.
E is the Berlin Wall.
A, Great Wall of China. Do you want to go for B or E?
What do you think?
B, Hadrian's Wall.
B, Hadrian's Wall. So we have Eton Wall versus Hadrian's Wall.
Garry and Gavin said Eton Wall for C.
Let's see if that's right. Let's see how many people said it.
It is right.
27 for Eton Wall.
Peter and Rula have gone for Hadrian's Wall, for B.
Let's see if that's right. Let's see how many people said Hadrian's Wall.
Very well done indeed, Garry and Gavin.
After one question, you are up 1-0.
Yeah, let's take a look at the rest of these. Of the three you knew,
you went for the right one,
cos Great Wall of China would have scored you more points.
That would have scored you
We'll look at E first. You're right,
that was the Berlin Wall.
Another big scorer, not as much as
the Great Wall of China,
82 points from that. The best answer
on the board by a mile,
because it's a pointless answer,
and it's in Croatia,
and they are the Walls of Ston.
Very well done if you said that.
It's nice that, nice-looking.
Yeah. I like the way it spells a big W, on the hill.
-They could write something.
-If you keep looking, there's five more
hills and they spell out a rude word. It's really rude,
we couldn't show you the whole thing! But that's the first one.
Thank you very much, Richard. Here comes your second question.
Peter and Rula, you get to answer it first, but you have to win this one
to stay in the game. So best of luck. It concerns...
"Lost" things, Richard.
Going to show you five clues now to facts that relate in some way to the
word lost. Can you give us the most obscure answer here?
Thanks very much. Let's reveal our five clues, and here they come.
I'll read those all one last time.
Peter and Rula, you will go first.
OK, The Lost Boys, I think, are vampires.
Vampires, say Peter and Rula.
Vampires, for The Lost Boys. Garry and Gavin, do you fancy
talking through that board and filling as much as you can?
Not really. That was our only one!
-Have to take a punt.
-Yeah, we're just going to have to gamble.
I think we'll have to take a punt at the Lost Gardens of Heligan
-and say Cornwall.
-Cornwall, for the Lost Gardens of Heligan.
So, we have vampires and we have Cornwall.
Peter and Rula went for vampires, let's see if that's right,
for The Lost Boys. Let's see how many people said it.
Garry and Gavin have taken a punt on Cornwall for the county in which
you find the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Let's see if that's right
and let's see how many people said it, if it is.
It is Cornwall.
Is it going to beat 37?
Oh, no, 43!
Very close indeed.
Well done, two good answers there, but well done, Peter and Rula.
After two questions, it is 1-1.
Yeah, good head-to-head, this.
Let's fill in these. The Belgian surrealist artist?
-It is Magritte, yes.
-The biggest scorer is the next one down,
which is Shakespeare.
Only 54, though. And according to tradition,
the Patron Saint of Lost and Stolen Articles is St Anthony.
St Anthony would have scored you 12 points.
I had a lovely St Anthony pendant.
I don't know where I put it!
I don't know where it is, Richard... Anyway, onto the next question.
Whoever wins this goes through to the final and plays for that
jackpot. Best of luck to both pairs.
Our third question today concerns
British tennis number ones.
British tennis number ones, Richard.
Going to give you the names now of five tennis players who have,
at one point or another, been ranked number one in the British game,
either men or women. We've missed out letters of their names.
Can you fill in those gaps and give us the most obscure answer?
Very best of luck to both teams.
Thanks very much. Let's reveal our British number ones.
Here they are. We've got...
I'll read those all one last time.
Garry and Gavin, you will go first.
We know three of them, but I reckon
they'll be the high ones.
I think we'll go for the second one.
It's Laura Robson.
OK. You're going to go for Laura Robson, for the second one.
Now then, Peter and Rula, that board is all yours.
Do you want to talk us through it?
There's two I know, but I think one is too obvious.
I think I'm going to go with Anna Kournikova.
Anna Kournikova. So, we have Laura Robson and Anna Kournikova.
Garry and Gavin said Laura Robson for the second one down.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many people said Laura Robson.
It's a good score! Look at that, Laura Robson, 5!
Very well done indeed.
Peter and Rula have gone for Anna Kournikova for the third one down.
Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many people said it, if it is.
Oh! I'm sorry, I'm afraid that's an incorrect answer, which means,
very well done, Garry and Gavin,
after three questions you're through to the final, 2-1.
Yeah, very well played, gents, great answer. I'll tell you what, Rula,
you will not be the only person who said Anna Kournikova.
-It really, really looks like it is Anna Kournikova, doesn't it?
It's not, it's Anne Keothavong,
who was British number one in the 21st century.
3 points for Anne Keothavong.
She was once in the top 50 in the world.
The top answer there is Roger Taylor.
He would have scored you 23. And the bottom two are the big scorers.
Fred Perry, 72.
And Tim Henman.
Tim Henman would have
scored you 90 points.
-How about that?
-Good going. Thanks very much, Richard.
So, the pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head round,
I'm afraid, Peter and Rula. Very close indeed, particularly that
second question. The good news is we get to see you again next time.
We'll look forward to that. But thanks very much, Peter and Rula!
But for Garry and Gavin, it's now time for our Pointless final.
Well, congratulations, Garry and Gavin. 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 £1,250.
Well, very well done. Vindication, I'd say.
Last time you left as new members of the 200 Club, in round one.
But as I said, you took the right sort of risks.
What would you like to see come up in this round?
-Countries from the Olympics.
-Yeah, maybe a bit of sport.
-We'll see how it goes.
Fingers crossed they'll be something up there that you like the look of.
Today's selection is this.
I like the look of The Year 1991.
We were pretty young, though.
-We were only born in '87.
Well, that means you're likely to remember it, that's good.
-Well, we're not going to go for Nora Ephron, so...
-The Year 1991, Richard.
-Very best of luck, gents. Slightly sickening
you were only four in 1991, but we'll gloss over that!
Here are your three questions, best of luck. We're looking for any
tracks from the original release of Michael Jackson's album Dangerous,
apart from the title track.
We are looking for any of the cast of Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves.
Anyone credited with appearing in that film by IMDb.
Or we are looking for any player
who played in the European Cup Winners' Cup final
between Manchester United and Barcelona, please.
Including if they came off the bench.
So, tracks from Dangerous, cast from Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves,
or players in the Man U Barcelona European Cup Winners' Cup final.
-Best of luck.
-OK. 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 those answers to be pointless. Are you ready?
-OK, well, let's put 60 seconds on the clock.
There they are, your time starts now.
-You know a few from Dangerous, don't you?
-I could guess them,
but I wouldn't say they were definitely in that album.
Prince Of Thieves, obviously got Alan Rickman, Kevin Costner,
Christian Slater is probably the most obscure your one.
Man U Barcelona, 91.
Who was in that team?
That's a proper punt, isn't it?
In goal, Schmeichel.
What's the... Current Hull manager, Bruce.
-Yeah, Steve Bruce.
Pallister, Gary Pallister.
In terms of Dangerous, do you know...?
I could only guess and say Black Or White...
Ten seconds left.
Pallister, Bruce and...
OK, your time is now up. Sounds like you've arrived at your three
answers. Do you want to say what they are and say which category
you are answering? Just in case a Man U player sounds like
a Michael Jackson track! It can happen.
So, the cast of Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves,
-we'll go for Christian Slater.
And European Cup winners, we'll go Gary Pallister...
-And Steve Bruce.
-Steve Bruce. Of those three,
which is your best shot at a pointless answer?
-Gary Pallister goes last. Least likely to be pointless?
-Steve Bruce in the middle.
OK, let's put those answers up in the board then, and here they are.
Well, very best of luck. Three good answers on that board.
One of those at least could be pointless and would win you
that jackpot. If it was, what would you do with the money, if you won?
-I need a new set of golf clubs
to try and challenge this man this year!
So probably new clubs.
Gavin is having none of that! Gavin, what would you do with it?
He's going to need more than the golf clubs!
I need a bit of work done to my car,
so probably a bit of work done to that,
and possibly a new driver for golf as well.
We were looking for cast members of Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves.
You said Christian Slater.
If this is pointless, it will win you £1,250,
so let's see how many people said Christian Slater.
Now, if Christian Slater takes us all the way down to zero,
you will leave here with £1,250.
Christian Slater, now going down through the teens and into
single figures, still going down...
That's a great first answer. 4 for Christian Slater.
Not a pointless answer, but still, fabulous low score.
Only two more shots at today's jackpot.
Your next answer was Steve Bruce. In this case we were looking for
European Cup Winners' Cup final players.
This has to be pointless for you to win the jackpot.
So, for £1,250, let's see how many people said Steve Bruce.
Again, it's correct.
Christian Slater took us all the way down to 4, your first answer.
Steve Bruce now taking us down into the teens, into single figures,
down it goes, still going down, 4 again!
I mean, that's the kind of grouping that Robin Hood himself would have
been pleased with. Very well done, great score.
Not a pointless answer, though. One more chance to win today's jackpot.
Your third and final answer was Gary Pallister.
Again, we were looking for European Cup Winners' Cup final players from
1991. It has to be pointless,
Gary Pallister, for you to win that jackpot.
So, for £1,250, let's find out how many people said Gary Pallister.
Is it pointless?
Well, it's right again.
So far we've gone 4 and 4.
Christian Slater got 4, Steve Bruce got 4.
Gary Pallister now going down
through the teens and into single figures, down it goes,
passes 4... Oh! 1!
1 for Gary Pallister.
That's incredibly unlucky.
Three good answers there.
All moving in the right direction with that last one,
but I'm afraid Gary Pallister still didn't make it down to pointless,
I'm afraid, so you didn't find that pointless answer, which means
you don't win today's jackpot of £1,250 and that will roll over
onto the next show. But what a turnaround on this show, it's been
fantastic. Great performance from you, Garry and Gavin.
So very, very well done with that and you can be very pleased with the
answers you gave. And you get to take a Pointless trophy each home.
-So there we are.
-That's what we came for! Thank you.
Goodness me, gents, very well played. Great jackpot round.
Great head-to-head. Let's take you through the pointless answers.
For Dangerous, first of all...
..and also Why You Wanna Trip On Me.
The cast of Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves now.
Everyone in that film was pointless
apart from Kevin Costner,
Alan Rickman, Morgan Freeman,
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio,
Brian Blessed and Mike McShane.
Now, during your 60 seconds for the Manchester United players,
one of the first names you mentioned...
was Paul Ince.
Let's take a look here. Paul Ince
is a pointless answer, I'm amazed.
he is Sergio Busquets' father.
Eusebio, not that one.
That's a pointless answer. Michael Laudrup.
A few other answers you could have had there, Albert Ferrer, Goycochea,
you could have had Les Sealey. You could have had Nando.
So very well done if you got any of those answers at home.
But Paul Ince, guys.
-That's gutting, isn't it?
-I thought it was really obvious, but...
Well, Garry and Gavin didn't win our jackpot today, which means it rolls
over onto the show, when we will be playing for £2,250.
Join us next time to see if someone can win it.
-Meanwhile, it's goodbye from Richard.
And it's goodbye from me, goodbye.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
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.