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Thanks very much indeed.
Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong, and welcome to Pointless,
the show where the more obscure your knowledge,
the better your chances of winning. Let's meet today's players.
And couple number one.
Hi, my name is Sarah and this is my friend Mariam,
and we're from Newcastle.
Couple number two.
I'm Stuart, this is my girlfriend Charlotte,
and we're from Sydenham, South London.
Couple number three.
Hi. My name's Shelagh, I'm with my son Daniel,
and we're from Manchester.
And finally, couple number four.
I'm Jill and this is my husband Peter, and we're from Salford.
And these are today's contestants.
Thanks very much, all of you, a very warm welcome to Pointless.
Great to have you here.
We'll speak to each of you throughout the show
as it goes along.
So that just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
More brains than a low-budget zombie movie,
it's my Pointless friend, it's Richard.
Hiya. Hey, everybody.
-Good afternoon to you.
-And to you.
Now, a real show of two halves today.
On podium one and podium two, we've got our returning pairs
who were knocked out in Round One and Round Two last time,
so hopefully see more of them.
And then podium three and podium four,
we've got a Manchester v Salford battle.
Which is one of the...
I mean, that's a battle.
A grudge match right there, isn't it?
It really is a grudge match. So it's going to be a lot of fun,
-and a lovely old-school Pointless first round today as well.
Thanks very much, Richard.
Now, Peter and Tristan didn't win the jackpot last time,
so we add another £1,000 to that.
So today's jackpot starts off at...
There we are.
Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.
So, the pair with the highest score at the end of each round
will be eliminated.
That's the rule.
Best of luck to all four pairs.
Our first category for Round One today is...
Can you all decide in your pairs who's going to go first,
who's going to go second.
And whoever's going first, please, step up to the podium.
OK, let's find out what the question is - here it comes.
We gave 100 people 100 seconds to name as many...
Countries that end with two consonants.
-Yeah, we're looking for any country in the world
whose usual short-form name in English
ends with two consonants, please.
As always, by "country" we mean a sovereign state
that's a member of the UN in its own right.
Off the top of your head,
how many countries would you say there would be on this list?
I would say...
There are 18 countries on this list.
-Isn't that incredible?
I was going to wade through hundreds and hundreds of things -
18 countries use names that end with two consonants.
That narrows it down a bit.
-Doesn't it just?
-Doesn't it just?
Sarah. OK, countries that end in two consonants.
Sarah, anyway, listen, you think about that
with two-thirds of your brain.
With one third of your brain, remind us what you do.
I'm a history student.
History student, in your first year, at York.
-Which is a lovely place to be.
What do you get up to when you're not revising, working, studying?
I get involved in a lot of society sort of stuff,
so, like, History Society, Geek Society, stuff like that.
Now, what does Geek Society do?
It's just, like, a lot of, like, different, like, sort of people
that are interested in a lot of sci-fi or maybe games or something -
a combination of different people
with lots of different interests and stuff.
I see. OK. Now, does any of that include
a knowledge of countries that end in two consonants?
I did geography A-level, but that's about as far as it goes.
I don't know, I can't think of anything.
-I'm having a blank.
-Don't worry. Don't worry at all.
I mean, really, really don't worry.
A, I wouldn't be at all surprised
if there aren't several 100-scorers in this round.
And B, it's always tough going on that first podium,
so I'm sorry to put you under that pressure, Sarah.
Paris - let's see what happens when we say Paris.
Bad luck, Sarah.
But anyway, phew - there you are, you don't have to do that again.
I'm afraid that scores you 100 points.
Always the worst place to be, that first podium.
They're not going to like that in Geek Society, that's all I'll say.
Yeah, Paris - wrong for a number of reasons,
which we will go into at the end of the round.
Thank you very much, Richard.
Now, Stuart, welcome back.
Remind us what you do, Stuart.
I'm a brewer. I brew beer.
A micro... Now, what other things would you brew, I wonder?
See, that's true. But a brewer of tea
would be somebody who's literally pouring water into a teapot.
Nice. Good stuff.
-Could be a storm-brewer.
I guess you could. But a beer brewer, though.
-And there's just two of you running the brewery.
-There's two of us doing the brewing.
-Oh, doing the brewing. Right.
There are other people involved, but two main brewers.
So what's the actual process that you're part of?
Well, you do the whole thing, I guess, do you?
Yeah. Well, we start out with sort of a quarter of a tonne of grain...
-..of malted barley.
We then have to steep that...
-..for an hour or so.
-Just like making tea.
-Yeah, it is like making tea.
Then you have to boil it, for an hour.
So, more than tea.
But it's very quick, making beer.
-Pour it in, boil it for an hour.
-Yeah. There we go.
-You go off, come back...
-Add some hops.
And then, yeah, you're basically done.
And then you taste it and mix it and blend it, and all that stuff?
We taste it sometimes, just to make sure it's OK.
Just to make sure. Then taste it again, just to make doubly...
And then again...
What are you going to go for?
Yeah, so this is tough.
I'm going to go for Denmark.
Denmark, says Stuart.
Denmark. Let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people went for Denmark.
Very well done, 29 for Denmark.
Well played, Stuart. Yeah, ends -RK, you see?
Stuart ends with two consonants, it's got -RT,
-he's rocking an -RT at the end.
-He's rocking that.
-Yeah. How about that?
All over that double consonant.
A warm welcome to Pointless,
it's lovely to have you here from Manchester.
What do you get up to in Manchester, Shelagh, what keeps you busy there?
I'm retired. I'm a retired tax officer.
I see. OK, and what are your interests, Shelagh?
Manchester City Football Club.
-That's my main interest.
I've followed them all over the world.
I've followed them to China, Thailand...
-And they haven't shaken you off yet(?)
No! They'll never shake me off.
No. I assure you, Richard, no.
Fantastic. Now, Shelagh,
what would you like to go for? I mean, you've travelled widely,
so I'm hoping you've maybe been to a country that...
Well, I've changed my mind several times
while you've been conversing with the other contestants.
I hope improving each time, Shelagh.
Well, I don't know. It's a punt.
-I had a couple of safe-ish answers...
but I'm going to go for Lapland.
Lapland, says Shelagh.
Lapland. OK, let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people went for Lapland.
Oh, Shelagh, I'm afraid that's an incorrect answer,
scores you 100 points.
Yeah, sorry, Sheila - the good news is
you've made Mariam and Sarah very happy.
That's one good thing here. But not a country, Lapland,
it's part of another country.
There we are. So, Jill, welcome to Pointless, good to have you here.
-What do you do, Jill?
-I'm a physiotherapist.
Is there any particular kind of physiotherapy you specialise in?
I'm a neurological physio,
so I treat mainly sort of stroke patients,
multiple sclerosis, head injuries, that type of...condition.
And what are your interests outside of work?
Erm, we've got two, sort of, almost-teenage boys,
we've got one 15-year-old,
one 12-year-old, so they take up quite a bit of our time.
What is "almost teenage" about that?
Well, because he's 13 in June.
Oh, I see what you mean, yes, exactly.
-So they take up a lot of our time, and the youngest,
the one that IS nearly 13, has just started getting into rugby,
so we've just started going to rugby matches.
We do follow football and we do follow Manchester City as well.
Oh, phew! I was just going to say.
-We thought we were quite big Man City fans until we met Shelagh.
Jill, have you got some good answers up your sleeve?
I've got some answers...
We'll see whether they're good.
I'm going to go for Egypt.
That's the one I was thinking of!
Egypt, says Jill - let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people said Egypt.
19. Very nicely done indeed, Jill.
Lovely answer, Jill, that ends in four consonants.
That is quite some going, isn't it?
-Extraordinary, isn't it?
-90% of Egypt is desert.
And 80% of the word "Egypt" is consonant.
I mean, that's a lot of, er...
Phew! That's a lot of constants to end with.
That's a lot of consonants.
-But then Y, there, is a lovely delta. Isn't it?
-No, it really is, doing an awful lot of heavy lifting there.
-Lot of work there.
I've now got to think of another one. Thanks very much.
We're halfway through the round, let's take a look at those scores.
19, Jill - very well done indeed,
Jill and Peter, looking very strong at the far end there.
Then 29 - Stuart and Charlotte, likewise.
And then, yes, we have Daniel on Shelagh,
and Sarah and Mariam, sharing 100 there.
So, yes, Mariam and Daniel,
it's going to be between the pair of you
to see who stays with us and who leaves at the end of the round, so best of luck.
We're going to come back down the line now -
can the second players please step up to the podium.
Peter. A very warm welcome to Pointless, good to have you here.
What do you do, Peter?
I'm a freelance graphic designer at the moment,
and part-time university lecturer.
And you lecture in design, do you?
Advertising and design.
-Oh, that's fun.
-Oh, it is.
So your graphic design is very closely linked to advertising.
-Oh, yes. Sure.
-And had you worked in advertising previously, or...?
Erm, we touch on advertising in design anyway, so it's kind of...
It goes hand in hand.
I work mainly on the conceptual side of things for people,
rather than the actual advertising,
it's more getting people to develop ideas, etc.
Very good. And how to present them as well.
-So, Peter, there you are on 19,
excellent answer from Jill in the first pass.
So if you can score 80 or less, you're through.
-I'll have a go.
-What would you like to go for?
I would like to go for Luxembourg.
Luxembourg says Peter.
Here comes your red line, nice and high -
get below that with Luxembourg and you're through.
Very well done.
Good answer, look at that, 9. 28 is your total.
Lovely answer, Peter, very well played.
Ends -RG. You see?
Got an X in it as well. It's unusual.
In the middle.
-Erm, I've come up with another.
Let's see if someone else can find it.
Daniel, maybe it'll be you.
Daniel, welcome to the show, good to have you here.
What you do, Daniel?
I'm currently an executive chauffeur.
So I drive around a lot of bigwigs.
Sports stars, people like that.
Do you drive any people that your mother might be a fan of?
I have done in the past, yes, unfortunately.
Do you tell her afterwards, rather than before?
-Yeah. Yeah, generally.
-OK. Right you are.
So, yes, executive driver, that's quite fun.
Usually in the sort of Manchester area, or do you drive...?
No, nationwide, we do a lot for sports channels
and different events all over the country, really.
See, that's quite fun,
you meet some extraordinary people, I should think.
-Oh, we do.
-But, I guess, as an executive chauffeur,
you can't really...
You can't really talk about them unless they want to talk to you.
Unfortunately. No, but they are very nice, most of them are.
-Good. I'm glad to hear that.
-I like, "Most of them are."
-There's an awful lot of anecdotes
-behind that little sentence, isn't there?
Daniel. Now, then. You know what we need.
There is Mariam, there is you.
You are vying to stay with us.
Yeah, I've been trying to think outside the box,
I had to go into territory I didn't want to, but erm...
I'm wondering where your "box" extends to.
-Finland is outside it.
Anyhow, let's see - no red line for you as you're joint high-scorers,
let's see how many of our 100 people went with Finland.
31, takes your total up to 131.
Yeah. A pretty solid answer. And, Shelagh, that's where Lapland is,
Lapland is part of Finland, Norway and Sweden.
Thank you very much indeed.
Now, then. Charlotte, welcome back.
Remind us what you do, Charlotte.
I work for a broadcasting company,
but I've been on maternity leave.
So when do you go back?
-How long from now?
-So two weeks.
There was a time when that would have felt like it went on forever.
I know! Two weeks off, and now it's no time at all.
Presumably it'll be the same personnel in the office, will it,
they haven't got too many new people you have...?
I think so. I don't know. We'll find out. Be a surprise.
Quite strange, going back in, isn't it?
-Oh, but it'll be nice to see everyone.
I've had a nice time being off, and, erm...
I used to skate with a roller derby team,
but since being off I've started announcing for them,
so that's been fun. That's been really good.
Let's just talk about that a minute or two.
Where do you do the announcing?
Well, it's for Croydon Roller Derby team, and, erm...
Just for their games, they asked me to do one and it went OK,
but I took the baby with me,
which was a bit of a mistake.
So the next one, baby's staying at home with Stuart.
So I'm free to announce the roller derby.
That'll be fantastic. Good stuff.
OK. Now, Charlotte, there you are - you are through,
doesn't matter what you score here, but I bet you've got a good answer.
Oh, I don't know about good.
I've got quite a few safe ones, I think.
So I think I'll just go for one of those.
And I'll go with Thailand.
Thailand, says Charlotte - let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people said Thailand.
8, takes you up to 37.
One of the world's smallest animals, the bumblebee bat,
is found in Thailand, it's 2 grams.
Weighs 2 grams. Little bat.
-Sweet, isn't it?
-That is sweet.
You find lots of other things in Thailand,
but that is one thing you will also find.
Yes. Thank you very much, Richard.
Now, then, Mariam.
Mariam, you're not looking thrilled with this...
-..with this round.
No. Yeah, I've got a few answers in my head, but like Lapland,
I'm worried one of my answers is part of a country,
not actually a country in itself.
Mm. Well, just before we go to that, remind us what you do.
I'm an English literature and sociology student
at the University of Leeds.
That's right, and heavily involved in politics.
-Yes, I am.
-Which you love.
Slightly squeezes the rest of your studies.
Yeah. I've kind of got loads of different passions -
I enjoy kind of political and social sciences,
but then I'm also very into humanities,
which is the reason why I chose my degree.
I like writing in my spare time, as well.
What are you writing, a novel, or are you...?
Yeah, I like writing, like, stories and stuff,
but I'm always too embarrassed to show it to people,
-I'm nervous about it.
-That's the awful thing about writing.
But actually, remember everybody feels the same about things.
I mean, extraordinary people say that, you know,
they're always very nervous about handing stuff over.
-But there you are, on 100.
131 is the highest score - if you can score 30 or less, Mariam,
you're into the next round.
I really don't know. Like, I've got an answer,
and if it's right I think it might be a low-scorer,
but I'm worried it's not actually a country in itself.
So I think I'm going to have to go with a sort-of-obvious one,
and maybe say Iceland.
Iceland, says Mariam - let's see if Iceland's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
There's your red line, Mariam -
you must get below that to stay with us, so good luck.
Oh, no! 34.
Oh, I thought that was going to get you through.
134 is your total.
Yeah, that's very unlucky, Mariam.
What was your other answer going to be?
-Would have been an incorrect answer, yeah...
And New Zealand?
New Zealand would have scored you...
Can you imagine?
Yeah, no, Greenland is part of Denmark.
Erm... Well, let's go through all of these.
There's a couple of pointless answers out there -
-have you got an answer?
-Do you know what, I've just realised,
no, my lovely answer is no longer the name that's...
Kiribati used to be the Gilbert Islands, didn't it?
It did, yeah. But no longer.
Yeah, no, the Gilbert Islands, you see, would have been lovely.
Ivory Coast would have been a good answer in the past,
-but it's now Cote d'Ivoire.
-Two pointless answers -
very well done if you said the Solomon Islands,
or the Marshall Islands,
they are both pointless answers.
2 points for Bangladesh.
You'd have got 6 points for Swaziland, 16 for Hungary.
19 for Switzerland, our friends in the Netherlands,
that would have scored you 20 points.
22 for Poland. Italy, 31.
And the other two we haven't heard -
Ireland, of course 42, and Germany, 56.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
So, at the end of our first round,
I'm sorry to say it is Mariam and Sarah
we say goodbye to.
Second first round in a row, I'm afraid,
that we've sent you away from, but it's been lovely having you here,
albeit briefly each time.
Thanks so much for coming to play, Mariam and Sarah.
But, for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
And look at that, suddenly we're down to three pairs.
At the end of this round we'll be down to two.
Very well done, we made it through the first round.
Charlotte, very well done - Thailand was the best answer of that round.
Although, in fact, Shelagh,
you were the first person to mention Thailand,
cos you said that's where you'd been with Man City,
you'd followed them to Thailand and China.
Anyway, best of luck to all three pairs.
Our category for Round Two this afternoon is...
Can you all decide in your pairs who's going to go first,
who's going to go second.
And whoever's going first, please, step up to the podium.
OK, and the question is all about...
Songs with "black" in the title. Richard.
On each board, we're going to show you six UK Top 40 singles,
with the word "black" in the title.
We need you to tell us the artist behind each of these singles, please.
We're going to give you their initials as well.
Lovely. OK, so, we're looking for the artists
who had hits with these records. Here is our first board of six.
I'll read those all again.
See, I know a song called Black Coffee
and I'm just trying to remember the band.
I know it was singer from the Small Faces.
I can't remember the name of the band.
I am going to have to go for Back To Black, Amy Winehouse.
Amy Winehouse says Stuart. Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people went for Amy Winehouse.
Yeah, number eight hit in 2007 for Amy Winehouse.
Perhaps her best-known song, that. Maybe Rehab, maybe Valerie.
-But a wonderful song.
-There we are.
Thank you, Richard.
Shelagh, what would you like to go for on this board?
I only know one.
So, I'll have to go for Black Or White, Michael Jackson.
Michael Jackson, says Shelagh.
Let's see if that's right, for Black Or White.
Let's see how many people knew that answer.
It's right. 54 is the high score...
63 is our new high score.
Well played, Shelagh, the fourth of his seven number-one singles,
-Black Or White.
-Thanks very much, Richard.
Now, Peter, this board's all yours. If you felt particularly brave,
you could go all the way through it and fill in all our blanks.
You've left me with one that I think I may know.
I couldn't even imagine any others.
I think the top one is Sam Sparro.
Sam Sparro, Black & Gold.
Erm, I think I got a nod from Jill.
I think. So, we'll see.
You are either both right or both wrong.
Let's see. Sam Sparro.
How many of our 100 people said Sam Sparro?
It's right! It's right.
63 our high score - passed it.
54 our low score - you've passed it.
Sam Sparro takes us all the way down to 7.
Look at that! Very well done indeed.
You see, that is why it's good being on that podium.
Because it does sometimes force you to go for a...
You'd have gone for an easier one, wouldn't you, otherwise?
I didn't know anything else. I didn't know the others.
-OK, well, 7 for Sam Sparro.
-It's a very good answer, yeah,
a number-two single, Black & Gold, it's a great song as well.
Erm, now, Black Coffee,
that you were having trouble thinking of, it's All Saints.
So, perhaps not what you were thinking of.
Eight points for that. A very different song.
Black Magic Woman.
-Do you know that?
Fleetwood Mac, yeah.
That's 13 points - and this is a pointless answer, Black Cherry,
and fans of Goldfrapp,
very well done.
Goldfrapp is the answer there.
Thank you very much, Richard.
OK, so, let's take a look at those scores
before we come back down the line.
7, Peter, the best score of that pass, very well done indeed.
Jill and Peter looking pretty safe at this point.
But then it gets very exciting,
we've got Stuart and Charlotte on 54
and then Daniel and Shelagh on 63,
quite close there.
So, yes, let's see what happens in the next pass.
Best of luck. We're going to come back down the line now.
Can the second players, please, step up to the podium.
OK, well, let's put six more songs
that feature the word "black" in the title up on the board.
And here they are...
I'm going to read all of those again.
Jill, ideally you would score 55 or less
to be sure of a place in the next round.
I'm going to go for Black Eyed Boy, and I think that's Texas.
Texas, says Jill.
Here is your red line.
If you can come below that with Texas,
you're definitely in the head-to-head.
Let's see who said Texas.
You've done it!
By a margin - look at that, 22.
29 is your total. Very well done.
They are clever on that last podium, aren't they?
Yeah. That's a very good answer, from the White On Blonde album.
Thank you very much, Richard.
Now, Daniel. Daniel, you are our high-scorers,
we need a low score from you.
Yeah, I could play it safe, I've got an idea of one
but I'm going to have to take a guess, erm...
Supermassive Black Hole,
Metallica, says Daniel.
No red line for you, as you're the highest-scorers.
Let's see how far down the column we get with Metallica,
if it's right.
Daniel, bad luck.
I'm afraid that scores you 100 points
and takes your total up to 163.
It did genuinely sound so much like a Metallica song, doesn't it?
Supermassive Black Hole, so it's a very good guess,
-but wrong, I'm afraid.
Now, Charlotte, good news - you are in the head-to-head.
It doesn't matter what you do.
But actually, I happen to think
you're going to know a number of these.
No, I only... I know two.
I know Men In Black was Will Smith
and Paint It Black was the Rolling Stones.
And I don't have a clue on the others.
So, I'll go for the Rolling Stones.
OK, the Rolling Stones, says Charlotte.
No red line - you're already through.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said the Rolling Stones.
Not bad. 32.
Taking your total up to 86.
Yes, and a better choice than Will Smith as well,
which was right but it's a big scorer.
Will Smith scores you...
69, for Men In Black.
Now, Supermassive Black Hole, not Metallica -
almost as loud, it's Muse.
Muse is the answer there, would have scored 17.
Now, Black Magic down the bottom,
is Little Mix.
Little Mix would have scored 13.
The best answer on the board, another very loud band -
Black Chandelier, by Biffy Clyro.
And that would have scored 1. So, very well done if you said that.
Thanks very much indeed, Richard. So, at the end of our second round,
the pair we're sending home with their high score of 163,
it's Daniel and Shelagh.
Yes, Supermassive Black Hole, as Richard said -
I mean, so nearly right there.
But not, I'm afraid, this time.
However, we'll see you again next time,
and I'm sure you'll go even further then.
But in the meantime, thanks very much for playing.
Daniel and Shelagh!
But, for the remaining two pairs, it's now time for our head-to-head.
Congratulations, Peter and Jill, Charlotte and Stuart.
You are now one step closer to the final
and the chance to play for our jackpot,
which currently stands at £3,000.
Well, here we are, in the head-to-head,
which means you can confer before you give your answers.
The first pair to win two questions will be playing for that jackpot.
Oh, it's a North versus South.
The Watford Gap running right between those two podiums!
I think this could be very exciting indeed.
We've had some great answers from both pairs.
Lovely low-scoring from you, Peter and Jill, in particular.
Best of luck to both pairs. Let's play the head-to-head.
Here is your first question.
And our first question this afternoon concerns...
We're going to show you five pictures now,
famous people with those initials, can you identify the most obscure?
Thanks very much. Let's show our five pictures - and here they come.
There we go.
Five people with the initials MR.
Now, Peter and Jill, you've been our low-scorers so far,
so you will go first.
-Do you want to do that?
-Are you sure?
We think we know most of them.
I think we're going to go for C, and we think that's Mark Radcliffe.
Mark Radcliffe, say Peter and Jill.
Mark Radcliffe. Now then, Charlotte and Stuart.
You can do your chatting out loud if you like now.
So, I think Mike Read, A.
I think B is Mark Ronson.
D is Molly Ringwald.
And we think we know E, but we can't remember the name.
No, I think she played Queen Elizabeth in Blackadder II.
Yeah. Molly Ringwald?
Do you think? Yeah, yeah.
D, Molly Ringwald.
Molly Ringwald say Charlotte and Stuart.
OK, so in the order they were given,
Peter and Jill went for Mark Radcliffe for C.
Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 went Mark Radcliffe.
Look at that! 7 for Mark Radcliffe.
Very well done.
Oh, that's a good answer from the northern team there.
Now, Charlotte and Stuart have gone Molly Ringwald for D.
Let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people got that.
It is Molly Ringwald.
15! Not bad.
But, Peter and Jill, very well done -
after one question, you're up 1-0.
Yeah, those are the best two answers on the board as well.
So, well played, both teams there.
You couldn't have done anything about Mark Radcliffe,
it was the best answer.
You're right about Mike Read.
Let's see what Mike would have scored.
Mark Ronson, would have scored 31.
And the last one on the board,
you're absolutely right about who it is -
Miranda Richardson, 19 points.
There we are, thank you very much, Richard.
So, here comes your second question.
Charlotte and Stuart, you get to answer this one first,
but you have to win it to stay in the game, so best of luck.
Our second question this afternoon is about...
We'll show you the names of five chefs now
who have been awarded Michelin stars.
We've removed alternate letters from their names.
Can you let us know who they are?
Thanks very much. Let's reveal our five chefs.
And here they are...
I'll read those again.
Charlotte and Stuart, it's over to you first.
The bottom one's Heston Blumenthal.
OK, we're going to go for Raymond Blanc.
Raymond Blanc, there at the top.
Now, Peter and Jill, do you fancy talking us through that board?
-Do you want me to answer?
Raymond Blanc at the top, obviously.
Gordon Ramsay. Erm, who did you say?
The bottom one's Heston Blumenthal.
I don't know the middle one.
-We're going to go for Tom Kerridge.
-Tom Kerridge, say Peter and Jill.
We have Raymond Blanc and we have Tom Kerridge.
Now then, Charlotte and Stuart -
Raymond Blanc, let's see how many of our 100 people got that.
Good answer. 17 for Raymond Blanc.
Peter and Jill, meanwhile, have gone for Tom Kerridge,
one up from the bottom. Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Tom Kerridge.
Again, it's right.
It's going to be close, this.
Oh, look at that, you've won it! 13, Tom Kerridge!
Very well done. Peter and Jill, that means, after only two questions,
you are through to the final, 2-0.
That was very well played, yeah, both got two Michelin stars,
Raymond Blanc and Tom Kerridge.
I love, actually, both of them, I love both of them on television.
They're both naturals, aren't they, in very different ways.
-Tom Kerridge is great on TV.
-He's great, Tom. Yeah.
Have you ever eaten at his restaurant?
-I haven't, no.
-Have you not?
I imagine it's, like, tasty.
-I bet he's good.
-Well, I would think - it's got two Michelin stars.
I bet he does a good steak and chips.
-Actually, do you know what,
I bet he DOES do a good steak and chips!
I bet he does. I mean it's a big restaurant,
his microwave must be huge.
It must be really, really big. Do you know what?
I've heard Tom Kerridge is such a good chef
he doesn't even have pictures of the food on the menu.
That's how good that guy is.
Erm, let's fill in the rest of these, shall we?
Gordon Ramsay is a big scorer.
Gordon Ramsay would score you 50 points.
He's had three Michelin stars before, Gordon Ramsay,
as has the bottom answer there,
48 points. Someone said the other day,
if I was a chef, I'd be Heston Blumen-TALL.
That's nice, isn't it? The best answer on the board,
he's got a Michelin star down in Jersey,
and it's Shaun Rankin.
Very well done if you said Shaun Rankin.
-Three points for that.
-Thank you very much, Richard.
So, the pair leaving us at the end the head-to-head round -
I'm sorry, Charlotte and Stuart.
You made it into the head-to-head,
which is good - one better than last time.
But it's still one too soon to be fun, though,
it would've been nice to have had you for the final.
But this is where the road ends, I'm afraid,
but thanks very much for playing. Charlotte and Stuart.
But for Peter and Jill, it's now time for our Pointless final.
Congratulations, Peter and Jill.
You fought off the competition
and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.
You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot.
At the end of today's show, the jackpot is standing at £3,000.
See, that's quite an exciting jackpot.
I think... I think we've tested you fairly well.
We had our double-consonant-ending countries,
we had songs with "black" in the title,
we had people whose initials are MR,
and we finished off with chefs!
It certainly made my mouth water anyway.
Anything you'd particularly like to see come up in this last round?
What's going to be your...?
Tennis might be quite nice for me.
Any sport, really. TV, films.
OK, very good. Well, you know what it's like.
Four things go up there and, initially,
quite often, your heart sinks.
But there's usually something behind one of those
that sort of just softens the blow a little bit.
Let's hope it's something you like.
Today's selection looks a bit like this...
-What do you think?
-Sporting "32s" could be scores, obviously.
-Shall we go for sport?
-Then we both...
Films with geographical titles would be...
-That'd be quite...
That's on you.
OK, I think so. But, well... You...
No, no, no. Go for it. Go for it.
Films with geographically... something whatnot. There we are.
All right, brilliant, Films With Geographically Titled...
Titles. There we go!
-OK, very best of luck.
We're looking for anybody with an acting credit
in any of the following three films, please, according to IMDB.
We're looking for anyone who appeared in Out Of Africa,
anyone who appeared in Sleepless In Seattle,
or anybody who appeared in The Last King Of Scotland.
So, anyone credited on IMDb
with appearing in any of those three films.
-Very best of luck.
-Thanks very much, Richard.
Now, as always, you've got up to one minute
to come up with three answers.
All you need, to win that £3,000 jackpot,
is for just one of those answers to be pointless.
-Are you ready?
Let's put 60 seconds up on the clock.
There they are. Your time starts now.
-I just know the obvious at the moment.
Out Of Africa is obviously Robert...
I don't know anybody else.
Anybody around that era that we can just sneak into there?
Sleepless In Seattle -
Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, anybody else about...?
-I don't know... Last King Of Scotland.
-Just James McAvoy?
-That was it, wasn't it?
Anybody else who could have been in there?
-Mackenzie Crook, someone like that?
-We could say that, yeah.
I think that's the one that probably...
So, Last King Of Scotland, we'll...
We'll go James McAvoy. Anybody else?
Do you want to go Mackenzie Crook, and just put that in?
Yeah, he was in something like that.
-I don't know.
-Ten seconds left.
I don't know.
OK, that is your time up, I'm sorry to say.
Let's have some answers from you, three answers.
-What are you going to go for?
-Right, so, to maybe get a right answer,
-we'll go James McAvoy.
And then we're just going to guess a couple.
We know the obvious ones out of the other two,
but they're not going to be pointless,
so we'll go for Mackenzie Crook.
-And who else do you want to go for?
-I'd say Jim Broadbent.
OK, Jim Broadbent.
-In which category, just so we...?
-All in The Last King Of Scotland.
All in The Last King Of Scotland, OK.
Of those three, which is your best shot at a pointless answer?
-I would say...
-The best shot is...
For a pointless, I think Jim Broadband.
-If it was correct.
-OK, Jim Broadbent, we'll put last,
-and least likely to be pointless?
-James McAvoy first. And then Mackenzie Crook.
OK, well, let's put those answers up on the board in that order then.
And here they are. We've got...
Well, very, very best of luck. Three answers you've come up with.
We know one of them's right.
The other two, extremely educated guesses, I have to say,
and one of these days an educated guess is going to...
Well, I'm sure it's happened in the past -
an educated guess must have won the jackpot.
If that were to happen today and you were to leave here with £3,000,
what would you do with it? Peter, you first.
Well, we're just currently having some work done on the house,
so I think we'll rest easy at paying that,
that shouldn't be a problem.
And, like Jill mentioned, we'll probably...
We're debating whether to go to the O2 to watch the tennis,
because Jill's a big tennis fan as well.
So that probably would be a definite.
Fantastic. Jill, anything you'd want to add to that?
We'll have to treat the children!
-They can have some sweets, they'll be fine.
-I won't state what we're going to treat them to, but, you know...
OK, well, best of luck, as I say. James McAvoy was your first answer.
In all these cases, we're looking for cast members
of The Last King Of Scotland.
Only one of these has to be pointless
for you to win that jackpot.
So, for £3,000, let's put James McAvoy to the test.
Is it pointless? If this goes all the way down the column,
you leave here with £3,000.
Well, James McAvoy is right, as you knew he would be.
James McAvoy now taking us down through the 30s,
into the 20s, into the teens
still going down...
Oh, 12. Not bad, not bad at all.
You'd be pleased with that score at any other stage of Pointless.
Sadly, in this round, we are only interested in pointless answers.
So you only have two more shots at today's jackpot.
We now leave the slightly firmer territory
of things you know to be right
and we go into conjecture here.
But both of them perfectly feasible, plausible answers.
Mackenzie Crook was your next answer.
Really, what we have to find out here is whether or not it's right,
and then if it is right and it's pointless, you'll win £3,000.
How many people said Mackenzie Crook?
Is it right?
Bad luck. A good punt and definitely worth doing.
But, I'm afraid, an incorrect answer.
Which means everything is now riding
on the broader shoulders of Jim Broadbent.
Your third and final answer.
Wouldn't he be brilliant in that film?
-I think so!
-He would, he would.
-Probably in there.
-He's been in everything,
so he's got to have been in this.
It has to be right, obviously.
Then it has to be pointless for you to win.
So, for £3,000, let's see what happens when we say Jim Broadbent.
No, bad luck!
Well, as quite often happens, that was quite a tough board,
quite a tough category for you to choose from, those four, I think.
But you did it, and you made a valiant attempt
at getting three answers there.
I'm sorry you didn't manage to win, you didn't find a pointless answer,
so I'm afraid that jackpot remains unwon for this day.
That £3,000 will roll over onto the next show.
But it has been wonderful having you here.
I'm sorry it's only been one show.
-That's all right.
-But you have done brilliantly,
and you get to take home a Pointless trophy, so very well done.
Yeah, it's been lovely to meet you, and very well played indeed.
I'll take you through some pointless answers here,
and hopefully none of them will be too familiar.
We'll start with Out Of Africa. Very unusual board, this.
Graham Crowden, that we know best from Waiting For God.
Iman, as well, was a pointless answer,
and Leslie Phillips. Imagine the two of them together on set!
-No, I can't really...
-That must have been a lot of fun.
Michael Kitchen, who perhaps we know best over here from Foyle's War.
Everybody in that film - everybody - was a pointless answer,
apart from Meryl Streep and Robert Redford.
Everybody else is a pointless answer.
Some amazing names on that list.
Now, the cast of Sleepless In Seattle.
Bill Pullman was a pointless answer.
David Hyde Pierce, who we know better as Niles in Frasier.
Rita Wilson, who, of course, is married to Tom Hanks,
star of Sleepless In Seattle.
The only people who scored in that film were Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan,
both big scorers, Rosie O'Donnell and Ross Malinger.
They were also scoring answers.
Everyone else was pointless.
And The Last King Of Scotland.
Barbara Rafferty. David Oyelowo was a pointless answer.
Giles Foden, who wrote the book,
and plays a very small part as a journalist in the film as well.
Sometimes with those book adaptations
it's worth saying the author,
because they quite often pop up, don't they, in a little cameo.
And Kerry Washington, who is in Django Unchained,
amongst many other things.
The only scoring answers there were Forest Whitaker,
James McAvoy and Gillian Anderson.
Very well done if you got a pointless answer at home,
and unlucky in the studio.
Thanks, Richard. Well, sadly, Peter and Jill
didn't win our jackpot today,
which means it rolls over onto the next show,
when we will be playing for £4,000.
There it is.
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.