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Thank you very much indeed. Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong,
and welcome to Pointless - the show where we are always striving
to find the most obscure answers.
Let's meet today's players.
And couple number one.
Hi, my name's Alison and I'm from Wakefield.
This is LJ, my identical twin, from Leeds.
-Couple number two.
-Hi, I'm Francis.
This is my daughter Tori, and we're from Halesowen in the West Midlands.
-Couple number three.
-Hi, I'm Omar.
This is my best friend, Dan, and we're from Camberley in Surrey.
And finally, couple number four.
Hi, I'm Peter. I'm from Essex.
This is Rula, a family friend, from Bedford.
And these are today's contestants.
Thank you very much, all of you. A very warm welcome to the show.
We'll chat to each of you throughout the show as it goes along.
So, that just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
Today, performing completely a cappella,
-it's my Pointless friend, it's Richard.
-Good afternoon to you.
-And to you.
Two returning pairs from our last show -
LJ and Alison, back on podium one.
-Knocked out in Round One last time...
..so fingers crossed we don't see a repeat of that this time.
-Up on podium four this time, way in the distance,
Peter and Rula, who got all the way through to the head-to-head,
got knocked out 2-1 in the head-to-head as well,
by Gary and Gavin.
And Gary and Gavin went through to that final.
They scored four points, four points...
one point in that final,
didn't they? Really, really unlucky.
It means that the jackpot has gone up, but they were really unlucky.
Welcome to our two new pairs.
A father-and-daughter team -
-haven't had a father-and-daughter team for a little while.
Traditionally do rather well, but no pressure.
-Round One today, proper classic Pointless.
It's one of those ones where there's a few easy answers there,
but if you want to go for a tough one,
there are some really, really good tough answers as well.
Thanks very much indeed. Now, Gary and Gavin, as you gather,
didn't win the jackpot last time, so we add another £1,000 to that.
Which means today's jackpot starts off at £2,250.
Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.
The pair with the highest score at the end of each round
will be eliminated.
That's the only rule I have to tell you.
Best of luck to all four pairs.
Our first category this afternoon...
Can you all decide in your pairs who's going to first,
who's going to second?
And whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.
OK, and the question concerns...
Decades Of Prime Ministers, Richard.
Yeah, in a moment, Xander's going to show you a list of decades.
We're looking for anyone who was UK Prime Minister
during one of those decades, please.
I need the full name or full title, where appropriate,
of anyone who was Prime Minister
during one of the decades you're about to see.
And that's according to the Prime Minister section
of the gov.uk website, which is not a website
I recommend spending an awful lot of time on.
Wow. OK, so, as Richard just mentioned,
we're going to put a list of decades up on the board - and here they are.
I'll read those again, in slightly shortened form.
-There we are. Alison, back on podium one.
-Gluttons for punishment there.
Alison, remind us what you do.
-I'm a student nurse.
-You're a student nurse in Wakefield?
In... I'm at Sheffield Hallam University.
-I see, you're studying there.
-What year are you in?
Final. I graduate in September.
-But you've had a lovely time in Sheffield, I imagine.
-Such a lovely place.
-Loved it. Yeah.
What sort of things have you got up to when not studying?
I imagine you don't get a great deal of spare time.
No, not an awful lot. I like to sleep a lot.
You'll need that.
I like to read and...
I like to be outside, go walking.
You've got the Peaks right on your doorstep there as well.
Yeah. Lots of places.
How are we feeling about political history?
So, I've got a couple, but I think they're going to be quite obvious.
But I think I'm going to go for John Major.
John Major, says Alison.
John Major. Let's see if it's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people said John Major.
Well, that starts the show with a bang, doesn't it?
100 points, I'm afraid, for John Major.
-I sense this round may go well.
John Major, 1990-1997,
so just in the '90s, I'm afraid.
Welcome here, from Halesowen.
What do you do up there in the West Midlands?
I'm a student radiographer at Birmingham City University.
We've got a lot of medicine covered here, haven't we?
Lots of very specialised areas of health care.
How long have you been doing that?
I'm in my first year, so just starting out now.
-And that's a three-year course, is it?
OK. What are your hobbies, Tori?
Well, sadly, I really love wrestling.
-What's so sad about that?
-Not personally wrestling, but...
-But you follow it?
-Yes, a lot.
-Very good. Do you go and watch it live?
I try to as often as I can,
but I've got a little boy at the moment that I may...
Well, I've forced him to get into it as well.
I think he'll enjoy it.
Little boys surely like wrestling, don't they?
Oh, he loves it. Hopefully, when he's a little bit older,
I can take him as well.
Very good. Now, Tori, how are we feeling about these?
Awful. I hate politics.
You've got a good name for it.
-And also, she's recently been in labour, so...
I'm just going to take a complete punt and say Edward Heath.
Edward Heath, says Tori.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people said
37 for Edward Heath.
Yes, 1970-1974, Edward Heath.
Thanks very much, Richard.
Now, Dan, welcome to Pointless.
Good to have you here. And you are here from Camberley?
-Yes, that's correct.
-What keeps you busy in Camberley, Dan?
Well, I've actually moved to Kent now so I'm doing a part-time PhD,
so that keeps me fairly busy.
-Where are you doing that?
-What's the PhD in?
What's your psychology going to be for this...
-For this game?
-Try and be positive, but try not to mess up too much.
OK. I see. OK, now, Dan...
..what would you like to go for?
Again, it's a... A very weak category for me,
so I'm going to hazard a guess and say Harold Wilkinson.
Harold Wilkinson, says Dan.
OK, well, we've only had one 100 so far.
Let's see if Harold Wilkinson is right,
then let's see how many people said it if it is.
How many of our 100 people said Harold Wilkinson?
I'm afraid that's another incorrect answer.
That's a nice relief, isn't it, Alison?
A bit of company up there at the top.
I'm afraid an incorrect answer scores you 100 points, Dan.
Yeah, sorry, Dan. No Harold Wilkinson.
I think you might be thinking of Howard Wilkinson,
who was one of the great sport psychologists of football.
-There you are.
-Old Leeds manager.
Yeah. Thank you very much, Richard.
Peter, welcome back.
Tell us what you do again.
I'm a maths teacher.
A maths teacher? Oh, I bet he's good at maths.
-You would want to be taught by Peter, I think.
I think so. I think once you've been taught once by Peter,
you remain taught, would be my guess.
I suspect that is right.
Peter, what else do you do when not teaching maths?
I like to go around country houses and keep fit.
Do you have country houses near you that you go to,
or do you have ones around...?
-Are you a member of the National Trust, for example?
Are there any that you long to visit but haven't yet?
I'm not sure if they're National Trust,
but Blenheim I haven't been to.
I haven't been to Hatfield for a long time.
Very nice. Do they change much?
Do you find that if you go, if you leave a few years between them...?
Or do they preserve them?
You tend to forget.
I went to three over the last week.
-Wow. I know, Hatfield House,
they've recently knocked through the living room and dining room.
-It's actually very nice, what they've done,
and there's a little conservatory on the back,
so it opens out into the garden.
Also, they put up a mirror in the hall as well,
it just give more of a sense of space.
Thank you. Now, Peter, what would you like to go for?
Who would you like to go for?
I like history,
but dates are really, really awful.
I'm going to...
..try Robert Walpole.
Robert Walpole, says Peter.
Let's hope it lands on one of those dates,
because that sounds like a really good answer.
Let's see how many of our 100 people went for Robert Walpole.
Bad luck. I'm afraid that's another incorrect answer.
Oh, you're in excellent company, though, but another score of 100.
Well done for going for an older one as well
but, unfortunately, way before this time.
1721-1742, Robert Walpole.
Thanks, Richard. Well, we're only halfway through the round
but, my goodness, look at all those scores.
37 was the best score of that pass -
kind of the only score of that pass, Tori, -
so very, very well done to you.
Yes, LJ, Omar and Rula,
you are going to be jockeying it out to see who stays with us
and who moves on at the end of the round, so 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?
-OK. Rula, welcome back.
Head-to-head last time.
Got to be pleased with that.
Yeah, it was quite good, but I'm not good on tennis that much.
I know, that was tough, though.
I mean, there were the obvious ones, but the other ones,
I thought, were quite tricky there.
Whose idea was it to come on the show?
It was my idea. I've never been on TV before.
-Really? Oh, well, welcome.
-Lovely to have you here.
Was Peter the obvious choice?
Well, Peter and I go way back,
so he was definitely the best person to ask.
Did he teach you maths?
My dad did, actually.
Oh, right. Well, that's good. That's very nice. Very nice.
Rula, how is your history, your political history, do you think?
Not that great, actually.
Politics is not my strong point.
Not sure, but I'll go with Jimmy Carter.
-You're going to go for Jimmy Carter?
OK, Jimmy Carter, says Rula.
No red line for you, as you're our joint high-scorers.
Let's see how many people said that.
Let's see if it's right.
Bad luck, Rula. I'm afraid that's an incorrect answer,
scores you another 100 points, taking your total up to 200.
It may not be the last 200 of this round, though, Rula.
Yeah, no kidding. Yeah, right decade, Rula, but wrong country.
Jimmy Carter was president of the US.
It's getting very busy in that hundred club, isn't it,
-in this round?
-Isn't it? Yeah.
They'll have to do a Hatfield House job there
and knock through the clubhouse.
Yeah. Poor old Tori's sitting there...
..with a little cup of tea going, "Where is everyone?"
I know, I know!
Omar, welcome to the show.
-Thank you very much.
-What do you do, Omar?
-I'm a book editor.
An independent book editor or do you work as part of a publishing...?
I'm part of a publishing house,
and it's one that works with a lot of pop-culture stuff,
so I work on comic books, things to do with film and TV.
So I'm sincerely hoping something geeky comes up
if we can get through to the next round.
-You don't edit history books, you mean?
No, but I do like history, so...
-..I have an idea.
There is a number of people I could go for from the 2000s,
but there is someone I'm fairly confident...
And it could be pointless. I think I'm right on this.
I'm going to go with Clement Attlee.
Clement Attlee, says Omar. Here is your red line.
Get below that red line with Clement Attlee
and you are into the next round.
How many people said Clement Attlee? Is it right?
It is right, and you are through, Omar.
Down it goes.
Very good work. 111 is your total.
Yeah, well done, Omar. Well done for taking the risk as well.
Obviously he was made Prime Minister post-Second World War
and stayed there till 1951.
So he just gets into the '50s, there.
There we are. Thank you, Richard.
What about this? You've got a bye through to the next round.
Incredible. A free answer.
Victoria was panicking about political history.
Well, she didn't need to. Look at that,
the only score on the board halfway through the round.
Francis, what do you do?
I work for the railways at Birmingham New Street Station.
Oh, you're at Birmingham New Street?
-My line goes up to Snow Hill.
Do you have a rivalry between New Street and Snow Hill?
No, no, no.
Do they have a rivalry with you?
Yes, that's different, yes.
-Oh, they look up to the New Street guys, I'm sure.
How long have you been there?
I've been at New Street for ten years,
but I've been on the railway for 13 years.
Right you are. Now, Francis, as I say, you've got a free answer,
-a free pass.
Bearing that in mind, maybe see if you can find a pointless answer.
I've got a couple in my mind.
I do like, sort of, the political side of things.
I'm just hoping it's in the right era.
I'm going to go for William Gladstone.
William Gladstone, says Francis.
Getting a nod from LJ in front of you, there.
Let's see. No red line.
You're already through, but let's see how many people
said William Gladstone.
Well, Tori scored 37.
Oh, you score lower than Tori.
Look at that. 14.
Very well done indeed.
51 is your total.
Lowest total of the round, I might add.
Well played, Francis. Yeah, 1868-1874.
When he died, his coffin was transported on the Tube.
Really? Did they have a special hearse carriage, or...?
No, I think they just...
-I think they just put it upright, like that...
They would have had to go through the bigger...
The luggage gates for that, right?
Oh, that would have got them a tut.
LJ, welcome back.
-Remind us what you do, LJ.
-I'm a student cardiac physiologist.
There we are. Yet more wonderful health care
taken care of on this programme.
What are your hobbies, LJ?
I don't have many at the moment, since I broke my back.
I used to climb, I was a very keen climber.
Are you still doing physio for the broken back?
I've not started physio yet, I've just started with...
I'm allowed to swim for ten minutes at a time twice.
So ten minutes, break, ten minutes.
How long's the break? Can the break be, like, three months or...?
If only! It as long as I wish to spend in the sauna, to be honest.
Well, there you are. That's not so bad.
-It's not too bad.
-Now, LJ, you have a target.
You have a target, which is 99 or less.
-99 or less.
Well, Tori and Francis actually stole both of the answers I had,
that I thought would be quite good,
So I'm going to play it safe and go with Tony Blair.
Tony Blair, says LJ.
Tony Blair. Here is your red line.
Get below that with Tony Blair and you're into the next round.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Tony Blair.
There we are.
It's right - 76, but good enough.
176 is your total. Through you go to Round Two.
-Yeah, absolutely, all you needed to do there.
Now, let's go through the different decades.
Obviously, the pointless answers are really in the earlier decades.
In the 1800s you'd have got eight points for William Pitt the Younger,
one point for our old friend Spencer Percival.
-The only British Prime Minister to be assassinated.
Pointless answers for the Duke of Portland,
for Henry Addington and William Wyndham Grenville.
The 1860s, pointless answer, Lord John Russell or Earl Russell.
That was a pointless answer. In the 1920s,
Lloyd George would've scored you eight, Baldwin five,
Ramsay MacDonald four, and Bonar Law would have scored you one.
For the '50s - Winston Churchill, of course, he would have scored you 42.
Macmillan would have scored you 20, Anthony Eden 14.
'70s - Margaret Thatcher would have scored you 62.
It was Harold Wilson, not Harold Wilkinson.
Harold Wilson, he would've scored you 42.
James Callaghan 16.
We just heard Tony Blair, and Gordon Brown is the other answer
for the '00s, he would've scored 47.
Thank you very much, Richard.
So, at the end of our first round, the pair we have to say goodbye to,
so sadly, Peter and Rula,
our head-to-headers last time.
Far too soon to be saying goodbye to you this time round,
but there we are. High score of 200, you can't argue with that.
Thank you so much for coming to play.
Rula and Peter, wonderful contestants.
Peter and Rula.
But, for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
And so we are down to three pairs.
We are down to three pairs.
At the end of this round, as at the end of every round,
we will have to say goodbye to another pair.
Francis and Tori, though, that's the big story.
Two correct answers there.
Lovely, lovely scoring. Very well done.
Omar, nice answer with Clem Attlee there in the first round.
And actually, LJ and Alison, you got through.
Tactically, you did the right thing.
Anyway, best of luck to all three pairs.
Our category for Round Two, this afternoon, is...
TV & Film.
Can you all decide in your pairs who's going to go first?
And, whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.
OK, and the question is all about...
Fictional Towns And Cities, Richard.
Just six clues on each board now.
The answers to each of the clues is a fictional town or city
from TV and film. Just give us the most obscure answer you can, please.
12 in all to have a go at at home. Good luck.
Thanks very much indeed.
So we're looking for the fictional towns or cities
described by these clues - and here is our first board of six.
I'll read those all one last time.
There we are. LJ...
LJ, are you happy with this board?
It's not too bad.
I think I'm going to go for the town where a young Clark Kent
spent his formative years. Metropolis.
Metropolis, says LJ.
Metropolis. Let's see if it's right,
let's see how many people said Metropolis.
Oh, I'm afraid an incorrect answer, LJ,
scoring you 100 points.
Yeah, sorry, LJ. I'll give all the answers at the end of the pass.
That eases the pressure a little bit.
Well, it's not one of the best things.
I think I'll have a guess for what LJ went with,
the town where a young Clark Kent spent his formative years -
is that Smallville?
Smallville, says Francis.
Let's see if Smallville's right.
Let's see how many people said it if it is.
It is Smallville.
15 for Smallville.
Well played, Francis. Another good answer from you.
It was also the name of the TV series
called Smallville, about Clark Kent's formative years.
-Ran for about ten years.
Now, Omar, this board's all yours.
If you felt up to it,
then why not go through it and fill in all those banks?
I can do four of them.
The top one, notable residents in this animated TV series
with Kyle, Stan, Cartman and Kenny - that's South Park.
The crime-ridden city that's home to Bruce Wayne is Gotham City.
Buffy fought off numerous vampires in Sunnydale.
And I believe that the town that is the main setting
for the Back To The Future trilogy is Hill Valley.
But Sunnydale would be the one that I'm going to pick.
Sunnydale, you're going to say.
OK, let's see how many of our 100 people said Sunnydale.
Very well done.
That's an extremely judicious choice, Omar.
Six for Sunnydale.
Yeah, well played, Omar. You did ask for something geeky as well.
I know! How about that?
It's indicative that the only one you don't know
is Coronation Street, as well.
You are right about Gotham City -
that's a big scorer, for Bruce Wayne.
That would have scored you 77.
You're right about South Park, up the top there.
That would've scored you 33.
You are right about Hill Valley as well.
That feels like the sort of one you should know, doesn't it?
-Actually, it's the best answer on the board.
Four points, Hill Valley. Such famous films but...
Well, Omar knew. It's a very good answer.
And the fictional town where Corrie is set is...
That's 47 points.
Thanks very much, Richard. We're halfway through our second round.
Let's take a look at the scores at this stage.
Omar, well done.
Actually, as Richard pointed out, you knew a lower score there,
but six ain't bad.
Omar and Dan are looking pretty strong.
Then up to 15, where we find Francis and Tori - likewise.
Because, I'm afraid, LJ and Alison, there you are on 100.
However, who knows what the next board's going to be like.
And, Alison, if you can find a low score...
it might keep you in.
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 clues up on the board -
and here they are.
I'll read all those again.
Right. Now, Dan, remember, we are looking for
the fictional towns and cities described by these clues.
You need to find another low score.
See if you can beat Omar.
I probably shouldn't take a risk at this point
but the Sky One football drama, I think it might be Harchester.
Harchester. Harchester, says Dan.
Here is your red line. Get below that with Harchester
and you're into the head-to-head.
How many people said Harchester? Is it right?
Yes, that does beat Omar.
That takes your total up to seven. Very well done indeed, Dan.
Pretty good going, isn't it?
-Making Omar look very sluggish there, Dan.
-I'm off! Blimey.
Very impressive answer. Over 400 episodes of Dream Team on Sky.
Thank you much, Richard.
Tori, you need to score 84 or less.
I really think I should know the spaceport in Star Wars.
I'm obsessed with Star Wars, but my brain's gone,
so I'm going to the futuristic city in Fritz Lang's film,
which was Metropolis.
We'll get that answer in at some point if it kills us.
There is your red line. If we get below that with Metropolis,
you're through to next round.
How many people said Metropolis?
You are through. Very well done.
25 for Metropolis, taking your total up to 40.
Yeah, very well played.
And it is, of course, the hometown of Superman in the comics,
but not where he grew up. Metropolis.
Now then, Alison.
-I'm afraid you're the high-scorers.
But that board's all yours.
You have some fun with that board if you know any of those answers.
So, I think I know the bottom two.
I think Judy Garland follows the Yellow Brick Road to Oz,
and I think the Flintstones live in Bedrock.
And I think that's what I'm going to go for.
Bedrock? Bedrock, says Alison.
No red line for you, I'm afraid, as you're the high-scorers,
but let's see how many people said Bedrock.
48, taking your total up to 148.
Yeah, a nice way to finish.
Actually, it's not Oz, the Judy Garland one, it's the Emerald City.
-That would have scored
15 points, though,
so I suspect an awful lot of our 100 people said Oz.
The city where Casualty is set...
Of course, the spin-off is Holby city, 42 points for that.
And the spaceport is where the Cantina is, Mos Eisley.
That would've scored you seven points.
So, Harchester - best answer on the board.
Thank you, Richard.
So, at the end of our second round, the pair we have to say goodbye to,
our only other returning pair, and it's LJ and Alison.
I'm so sorry. I thought you were destined for the head-to-head
and beyond, but I'm afraid this is where we say goodbye.
Thank you so much for coming to play, LJ and Alison.
Lovely contestants. Brilliant.
But, for the remaining two pairs, it's now time for our head-to-head.
Well, congratulations, Francis and Tori, Dan and Omar,
you are now one step closer to the final
and the chance to play for our jackpot,
which is currently standing at £2,250.
So, we've reached that bit of the game
where we can start playing as teams, which is a huge relief.
First pair to win two questions will be playing for that jackpot.
Well done. Father-and-daughter teams, as Richard said,
they always do well.
They always do well.
And Dan and Omar, that fell very nicely, I think, that last round.
Some lovely scoring there from you.
Anyway, best of luck to both pairs. Let's play the head-to-head.
Here is your first question, and it concerns...
We're going to show you five pictures now
of famous people called Carol, with or without an E.
You just need to tell us the most obscure of these, please.
Thanks very much. Let's reveal our five famous Carols
and here they are.
There we go. Five famous Carols.
Now, Francis and Tori, you've been our low-scorers on aggregate so far,
so you get to go first.
We think we know a few of them, but we're going to go for D
and say Carole Lombard.
Carole Lombard. Carole Lombard.
Now, Dan and Omar, do you fancy talking us through
the rest of the board?
It's quite a difficult one. I mean, C is, I think,
the only one we are confirmed on.
We could have a stab at B but I think we'd be taking it down
the wrong way - maybe Lewis Carroll. Vorderman is the only one that...
-Yeah, I think we'll have to go with Carol Vorderman, C.
OK, C, Carol Vorderman.
So, we have Carols Lombard and Vorderman.
Francis and Tori went for Carole Lombard for D.
Let's see if that's right. Let's see how many people said it.
12. Very well done indeed, Carole Lombard.
Now, Dan and Omar have gone for Carol Vorderman for C.
Let's see if that's right. Let's see how many people said that.
It is right. Oh, look at that.
Very popular Carol. Which means, well done, Francis and Tori,
after one question, you are up 1-0.
Yes, only one answer that would have beaten Carole Lombard,
and that is B.
That's the first film director ever to be knighted,
director of The Third Man, amongst many other things,
Very well done. Three points.
Also, you can just see there's a decoration behind him there -
-he's also a Christmas Carol.
-Oh, that's nice!
That is nice.
-Sir Christmas Carol to you.
The remaining two, they've both been on Pointless Celebrities,
two of my favourite Carols of all.
Carol Decker from T'Pau, would have scored you 38.
Lovely Carol Kirkwood.
She would've scored you 23.
Oh, thanks very much, Richard.
So, here comes your second question.
Dan and Omar, you have to win this one, but you get to answer it first,
so good luck with that.
Our second question this afternoon is all about...
Wow. Omar, that's just what you wanted, isn't it?
-I love it. Live for that.
-There we go.
-Yeah, we are now going to show you the first five numbers
of five mathematical sequences. You just need to tell us
the sixth number in each of these sequences, please.
Very best of luck.
OK, let's reveal our five sequences - and here they are.
I shall read those one last time.
Dan and Omar will go first.
Might be 198 for the last one.
We're going to risk it.
Let's try 198 for the bottom one.
198 for the bottom one.
198, say Dan and Omar.
Now then, Francis and Tori.
I hate maths even more than politics.
I'm just going to go for the obvious one, the top one,
which is the Fibonacci sequence, so I'm going to go for eight.
You're going to go for eight.
So, we have 198 from Dan and Omar
and we have eight from Francis and Tori.
Now, Dan and Omar, 198 - let's see if that is right
for the bottom sequence.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said it if it is.
I'm afraid not 198,
but we'll ask to see your workings later.
Francis and Tori, that means you merely have to be right
with this answer, the Fibonacci sequence,
and you are straight through to the final.
Let's find out. Eight - was that right?
How many people said it if it is?
That's the important thing.
74 is what it scored.
Crucially, after two questions,
you are now through to the final 2-0.
Well played, Francis and Tori.
Yeah, the Fibonacci sequence is simply adding together
the two previous numbers in any sequence.
Take us through your workings for the bottom one, for 198.
I think I see what I've done.
I did six times six, which gets us to 36,
and then I times that by six, and I think...
I believed it was cubing it,
but I think I've misunderstood how cubing works.
-Well, yeah, I think you've just done your sum incorrectly.
You are 100% right about how to do it.
We've got one times one times one, two times two times two,
three times three times three, etc.
Six times six times six, though, is 216.
-So you missed out 18 somewhere.
-Would have scored you 17 points,
so it would have been a terrific answer.
The second one down is square numbers.
The next one on that list would be 36...
and that would've scored you 68 points.
The next one down is...
-The prime numbers. And the next one on that list is 13.
That would've scored you 22 points.
Confusing when there's points as well.
Also, 17 would be the next number after that.
Then it's just powers of ten.
-So the answer is...
One million. That would've scored 87 points.
Thanks very much, Richard. So, the pair leaving us
at the end of the head-to-head round, I'm afraid, Dan and Omar.
Well, you've got Carol Vorderman.
You'll always have Carol Vorderman.
The most we could hope for.
The thing is, you'd have impressed Carol Vorderman so much
and then, immediately, you'd have lost her because of the maths.
Absolutely awful. Had her and lost her.
Anyway, we get to see you again next time,
we'll look forward to that very much indeed.
In the meantime, thanks very much, Dan and Omar.
But for Francis and Tori, it's now time for our Pointless final.
Congratulations, Francis and Tori,
you've 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 £2,250.
You know what? I just have a hunch,
I have a hunch that jackpot's going to be yours.
I just feel it just might be.
There's been something about the way you've played.
Edward Heath, first question, William Gladstone.
It all just feels like it's falling slightly into place -
2-0 in the head-to-head. And there's no arguing...
And a father-and-daughter team as well.
There you are. You know what happens in this round,
we put four things up on the board of varying degrees of impossibility.
You then choose the one that you think you're probably
going to flounder in the least, and we hope it all goes well.
-Sometimes, on days like today, it just falls brilliantly.
So, fingers crossed it does.
Today's selection looks like this.
-Definitely not Russia or Podium Finishes.
No. I think go for Women.
Yeah? I think Women will do.
OK. There we are. Influential Women.
OK, very best of luck. Three very different questions here.
I hope one of these suits you. Very best of luck.
The first question is,
we're looking for any of the cast of the 2015 film Suffragette,
according to IMDb.
So any actor cast in Suffragette.
We are looking for any female Nobel Laureate
up to the end of 2015, please,
so from 1901 through to 2015,
in chemistry, physics, literature, peace, physiology,
medicine or economics.
Or we're looking for any of Forbes' top 50 powerful women,
the most powerful women in the world of 2015.
So, the cast of Suffragette, female Nobel Laureates from 1901 to 2015,
or anyone on that list of Forbes' top 50 most powerful women of 2015.
Very, very best of luck, you've been terrific so far.
Thank you very much. Well, as always, you've got up to one minute
to come up with three answers, and all you need to win that jackpot
is for just one of those answers to be pointless.
-Are you ready?
OK, let's put 60 seconds up on the clock.
There they are, your time starts now.
-Go for the top women.
-What about Suffragette?
No, no, nothing from the film.
No. Only the obvious ones.
-Like the 50 most powerful women?
What about people like Beyonce?
Yeah, it's not just presidents or that.
No, no, I think... Powerful women.
-..and stuff like that.
Can you think of anybody? Start naming them.
Like Beyonce, if you fancy it, cos she is powerful, isn't she?
-The other ones, I'm trying to think...
Oh, God, my mind has gone blank, cos it's down to the clock.
50 most powerful women...
We're saying three.
What about an actress? Who's currently a powerful actress?
-Only Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep.
Yeah, Oprah Winfrey, she's powerful.
She's got to be there.
-Ten seconds left.
-Obvious, isn't it?
-Lots of other people.
So, Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce and Hillary Clinton.
OK, that is your time up, I'm afraid.
Never long enough, that minute.
-Let's have your three answers.
We're going to go for the 50... Top 50 powerful women.
-Forbes' top 50.
-With all three answers?
OK. And they are...?
I'm going to say Hillary Clinton.
Oprah Winfrey. OK, three good answers there.
Of those three, which do you think is your best shot
-at a pointless answer?
-Let's put Beyonce last.
Hillary Clinton. Then we put Oprah Winfrey in the middle.
OK, let's put those up on the board in that order, then,
and here they are. We have got...
Well, very, very best of luck. Three great answers there.
Now, if one of these happens to be pointless
and wins that jackpot for you,
what would you like to do with your winnings?
Francis, you first.
Well, it's my 40th wedding anniversary this year...
-..and my wife and myself are both 60 this year,
so that would obviously help towards a special...
-It's got to be something special, hasn't it?
-Yeah. That'll help.
-Tori, how about you?
-Mine's towards something special.
I've just seen that WWE are releasing tickets for SummerSlam
and they're doing, like, whole packages.
It includes all the tickets,
meet-and-greets for the stars and everything,
and that's what I'd put it towards.
Slightly makes your thing look a little bit silly, Francis,
-Yeah, it does!
This is what me and her mum have worked 40 years for!
OK, well, all three of your answers were in the category
of Forbes' top 50 most powerful women in 2015.
Your first answer was Hillary Clinton,
the one you thought was probably least likely to be pointless.
Only one of them has to be pointless, remember,
but let's find out. Hillary Clinton, for £2,250,
how many people said it?
-It's right, that's the main thing.
It just has to go down to zero now and you will leave with £2,250.
It... Oh, 44.
She was always... She was a placeholder, wasn't she?
44 for Hillary Clinton. Obviously not a pointless answer.
Your next answer was Oprah Winfrey,
again, from Forbes' top 50 most powerful women of 2015.
Has to be pointless for you to win that jackpot.
So, for £2,250, how many people said Oprah Winfrey?
Hillary Clinton took us down to 44.
Oprah Winfrey now takes us down,
passing 44 comfortably, through the 30s,
into the 20s, into the teens, down...
-It's getting better.
-Going in the right direction.
Absolutely. Keep that up, on that trajectory,
and you should be down to pointless for your last answer.
Let's hope nobody said Beyonce Knowles,
your third and final answer.
It has to be pointless again for you to win.
So, for £2,250, how many people said Beyonce Knowles?
Please, can it be pointless?
Well, it's right.
-Three correct answers.
Hillary Clinton took us down to 44.
Oprah Winfrey took us down to 15.
Beyonce Knowles takes us down, passing 15...
Oh, I'm sorry.
Well, now that minute's finished, we can think of a million and one...
-Well, 47 of the other...
..top most powerful women.
I'm sorry. You didn't manage to find that all-important pointless answer
and I'm afraid you don't, therefore, win today's jackpot of £2,250.
That will roll over onto the next show.
But so much to be proud of on this show,
a great performance right across the show and you get to take home
a Pointless trophy each. So, there we are,
something to show for it. Brilliant contestants.
-Thank you so much.
Yeah, very well played, Francis and Tori.
A lovely category to choose as well.
We'll start with the Suffragette cast of that 2015 film.
The following were pointless -
Adrian Schiller, who played David Lloyd George,
Grace Stottor, Romola Garai was a pointless answer,
the wonderful Samuel West.
Everyone in that film other than the following was a pointless answer.
So you would have scored points for Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep,
Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Wishaw, Anne-Marie Duff and Brendan Gleeson.
Every other actor in that film was a pointless answer,
so well done if you said any of those.
Let's take a look at some of those female Nobel Laureates now.
The wonderful Alice Munro was a pointless answer,
she was a short story writer who won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
If you haven't read her short stories, absolutely brilliant.
Incredibly approachable as well, very easy to read.
A wonderful writer.
Barbara McClintock won for physiology on medicine.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who was the first female African
elected head of state in Liberia - she won the Nobel Peace Prize.
And Toni Morrison also won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
In fact, everyone on that list was pointless other than Marie Curie,
who was the biggest scorer with 45,
Mother Teresa, Malala Yousafzai, of course,
Nadine Gordimer, Ada Yonath and Doris Lessing.
Everyone else was a pointless answer,
so well done if you said anyone else on that list.
And finally, the Forbes' top 50 most powerful women.
So, Anna Wintour, who's the editor-in-chief of Vogue.
Dilma Rousseff, who is Brazil's first female president.
Helen Clark is very high up at the UN.
Nancy Pelosi, she is the head of the Democrats
in the US House of Representatives.
Everyone on that list, apart from the ones you said,
Queen Elizabeth II also on that list, Angela Merkel,
Michelle Obama, Christine Lagarde would have scored you points.
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, who was the head of Argentina,
Melinda Gates, Ellen DeGeneres and Marissa Mayer all scored points.
Everyone else on the list was a pointless answer.
Well done if you got any of those at home, and unlucky in the studio,
but some amazing names on some those lists.
Thanks very much.
Well, Francis and Tori sadly didn't win our jackpot,
which means it rolls over onto the next show
when we will be playing for £3,250.
Join us then to see if someone can win it.
-Meanwhile, it's goodbye from Richard...
..and it's goodbye from me. Goodbye.
Quiz in which contestants try to score as few points as possible by plumbing the depths of their general knowledge to come up with the answers no-one else can think of. Presented by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman.