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APPLAUSE Thank you very much indeed.
Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong and welcome to Pointless,
the show where the lowest scorers are the biggest winners.
Let's meet today's players.
And couple number one.
Hello, I'm Nick. This is my friend Adam.
Adam is from London and I'm from Surrey.
-Couple number two.
-Hi, I'm Kas. This is my fiance, Mark.
And we're from Ipswich.
-Couple number three.
-Hi, I'm John.
This is my lovely daughter, Katie, and we're from Staines-upon-Thames.
And finally, couple number four.
Hi, I'm Chrissie, and this is Sue.
Sue's from London and I'm from Essex.
And these are today's contestants. APPLAUSE
Thanks very much to all of you. Four pairs of contestants -
we'll find out more about each of you throughout the show as
it goes along, so that just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
He's got knowledge so wide,
Richard Branson won't even attempt to fly a balloon across it.
It's my Pointless friend, it's Richard.
-Hiya. Hi, everybody.
-Good afternoon to you.
-And to you.
-Are you well?
-I am well.
What a jackpot round we had last time, didn't we? Chris and Hannah.
-Cos Hannah worked for cricket charities, that was her job,
and English cricket came up as a category,
which obviously they chose.
Actually, it took them a while to choose it, but they did choose it.
-And ended up with a 1-pointer.
Katie and John were on that show, got through to the head-to-head,
so they are going to be very tough to beat for our new pairs.
As John says, he's from Staines-on-Thames,
-which of course is the new name of Staines.
So they changed the name of Staines to try to make it sound
slightly more...slightly nicer,
and they called it Staines-on-Thames.
-That's not good, is it?
-That's... If anything, that's worse.
-That's true, it's like it's a blot on Thames' copybook, isn't it?
-Is it Staines-on-Thames or upon?
-Oh, that's much nicer.
-As in Kingston upon Thames
-and Richmond upon Thames.
-See, they all sound lovely.
Richmond upon Thames, that's beautiful. Staines-upon-Thames...
You think, "Well, take them off."
I like Staines-upon-Thames.
We'll come to love it. ALEXANDER SIGHS NOISILY
-Shall we play Pointless?
-Yeah, come on, let's do it.
Let's play pointless. Thank you very much.
Now, Chris and Hannah didn't win the jackpot, so we will add another
£1,000 that, so today's jackpot will actually start off at £3,000.
There we are. APPLAUSE AND OOHS
Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.
Now, the pair with the highest score at the end of each round will
be eliminated, so do your best to find those low-scoring answers.
Our first category today is...
It's a words round.
Can you all decide in your pairs
who's going first, who's going second?
And whoever is going first, please step up to the podium.
OK, and the question is all about...
The NATO phonetic alphabet, Richard.
On each board, we'll show you seven clues.
The answers to those clues all contain
a word that is in the NATO phonetic alphabet.
Just need you to give us an obscure answer, please.
There's going to be 14 in all to have a go at, at home. Best of luck.
Thanks very much indeed.
OK, so let's reveal our first board of seven clues, and here they come.
I shall say all of those one last time.
-There we go. Nick, welcome to Pointless.
Good to have you here. What do you do, Nick?
I work for a financial advice company.
-Ah. Have you got any advice for us?
-Um, you know, just save...
-Try to spend less.
-Spend less, save more.
OK, that is good. How long have you worked for the financial advice...?
-Just over three years.
-OK. Very good.
How up to speed are you on your phonetic alphabet, do you think?
I'm OK, I was just sort of going through it in my head.
I think I'm going to go for the third one down.
I think it is a delta.
Delta, says Nick. Delta. Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said delta.
Not bad, 29.
29 for delta.
Nice start, Nick. They're called deltas because a lot of them form
triangle shapes, which is the shape of the letter delta.
-Thank you very much indeed, Richard. Now, Kas, welcome.
Welcome to Pointless. Great to have you here. What do you do, Kas?
I work for a well-known supermarket as a non-food stock controller.
Right, so you're basically filling the shelves,
making sure there are no gaps?
I don't really fill this shelves, I just make sure that all the
stock levels are correct, make sure the stock comes in.
OK, so if there is suddenly a run on toothpaste,
you have to make sure...
-I mean, is it every aisle or...?
-I generally cover health and beauty.
So toothpaste was absolutely right there.
-Fabulous. Now, Kas.
What would you like to go for on this phonetic alphabet board?
Right, I think I'll go for the ballroom dance and say foxtrot.
You'll say foxtrot. Kas says foxtrot. Let's see if it's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
Well played, Kas. Named after the vaudeville actor Harry Fox.
-There we go. John. Welcome back.
Now, remind us what you like getting up to in Staines.
What I like getting up to. I play the drums in a couple of bands.
What kind of bands are they?
Well, they are the oldest rock bands you've ever met.
We've got a guitarist in our band, he's 87.
87. I'm one of the youngest. 73, I'm one of the youngest in the band.
-The name of that band, the Rolling Stones.
-They're boys compared with us.
We're called The Taverners, we're named after drinking.
-That's quite an old name for drinkers as well, isn't it?
But I like that. Very nice indeed.
Now, John, what would you like to go for?
I'm going to go for the bottom one, I've remembered.
I think that's Lima.
Lima. Lima, says John.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Lima.
Well, it is right.
32 is our high score, 29 our low, so pretty tight
for your 37.
37 for Lima, that is higher than I was expecting.
I thought we were going to have a new low there.
Pretty tight, isn't it, between those first three podiums?
Yeah, Lima, absolutely. Lots of foodies go there now for holidays.
-Some of the best restaurants in the world in Lima.
-Thank you very much.
Now, Chrissie, welcome to the show. Great to have you here.
-What do you do, Chrissie?
-I am an exams administrator.
-Oh, really? And, Chrissie,
-what are your interests outside medical examining?
-I like baking.
I like arts and crafts.
I make my own birthday cards, gift boxes, things like that.
Very nice. Very nice.
Now, Chrissie, you're the last person,
would you like to talk us through it?
I think the top one might be javelin,
but I'm not sure and I don't really want to take a guess.
But the only one that I do know is the month in which men grow
moustaches, which is, I think, November.
OK, you're going to go for that one? November, says Chrissie.
Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said November.
Oi, oi. 73.
73 for November.
It started in 2003, 30 people.
Now over 4 million a year take part in Movember.
-Amazing, isn't it?
Shall we fill in the rest of this board?
-We'll take a look at the top one.
-Oh, it's javelin.
-It's not, I'm afraid. It is G for golf.
-Would've scored 37.
-Now, the introductory course?
-The Alpha course, yeah. It's the best answer, actually.
It would have scored you 15 points.
Only just the best answer cos this last one... Again,
you can work it out if you go through your alphabet.
If someone says something that repeats words that are said to her?
-18 points for that.
-Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
Well, we're halfway through the round,
let's look at those scores.
The best score of that round was yours, Nick.
Very well done indeed. 29.
Who knew when it stopped at 29 that
that was actually really a top score?
Anyway, it is, so well done.
We travel up from there to 32,
where we find Kas and Mark.
Then up to 37, where we find John and Katie. Then up to 73,
Chrissie and Sue. Now, Sue,
you get the new board, so it'll be all yours.
Find a nice low score on there. 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, let's put seven more clues up on the board, and here they are.
I will read all of those one last time.
There we are. Sue, we come to you. Sue, what do you do?
I work with Chrissie. I'm also an exams administrator.
-Also an administrator.
-Do you work alongside each other or...?
We administer different exams, but, yes, we work in the same office.
What are your hobbies, Sue?
I like TV, film, music and I am an ardent follower of Take That,
to my shame.
-An ardent follower... You follow them to your shame?
To my family's shame, I should probably say.
Oh, there's no shame at all about that.
-Did you cry when Robbie Williams left?
-Did you cry when he came back?
There we are.
Now, Sue, there you are, you are the high-scorers - 73.
Look at this pristine board.
Have you decided which of those is going to be the lowest scorer?
I think I know a couple,
but I'm going to go with the second one, which I think is Zulu.
Zulu, says Sue. Zulu. No red line for you as you are the high-scorers.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Zulu.
Oh, look at that, 3 for Zulu!
Look at that, Sue!
That is exactly what you needed.
That kind of low score, I think, might just keep you in the game.
76 is your new total.
Yeah, based on the Battle of Rorke's Drift
-There we are.
Thanks very much. Now, Katie. Katie, welcome back. Remind us what you do.
-But in a high-end shop.
-A shop that sells exclusively toiletries...
-..of the high-end.
I'm trying to think...
You don't really come across that many shops that sell those things.
-It must be terribly exclusive.
-That's nice. Sort of nice soaps of interesting hues and flavours.
Do you sell those things that look like grissini?
-Oh, yeah, the diffusers.
-Diffusers, that's... Do you sell those?
-We do indeed.
-Ah, diffusers. There we are.
Katie, you're on 37.
The high-scorers at the moment are Chrissie and Sue, behind you,
on 76. 38 gets you into Round Two.
I thought I was going to be well clever and say Zulu, but alas...
-That would have been well clever, we now know.
I'm going to go with Grand Budapest,
-and it's hotel.
Hotel, says Katie.
Here's your red line.
Get below that with the hotel, you're through to the next round.
How many people said hotel?
59. Takes your total up to 96.
Yeah, big score.
Good film, nominated for nine Oscars, won four of them.
There you are. Thank you. Now, Mark.
Mark, welcome to the show.
What do you do, Mark?
I'm an onboard conductor for Greater Anglia Trains.
Now, how did you and Kas meet?
We met a couple of years ago.
I do believe you may correct me here, but we met on the pop aisle.
-You met on the pop aisle?
-The pop aisle of a well-known store.
Of a well-known store? I'm literally thinking Olive Oyl and Pop-aisle.
But, um... LAUGHTER
-That's where they keep the olive oil, isn't it?
-Now, Mark, 32.
-..is your score.
Katie and John are the high-scorers on 96.
What would you like to go for?
I'll go for the sixth one,
Canada's largest providence.
I'll say Quebec.
OK, Quebec, says Mark.
There is your red line.
If you get below that with Quebec, you are through to the next round.
How many of our 100 people said Quebec?
You are through to the next round.
-84 is your total.
-Well played, Mark.
Yeah, did exactly what you needed to do there. Safely through.
-Welcome to the show.
What do you do, Adam?
I work in sports tourism,
so bringing people to London under the banner of sports.
-So what sort of sports do you look after?
There's obviously a huge amount of interest in football in London.
Lots of Premiership clubs, so people love coming to watch it.
Very good indeed. Now, how do you and Nick know each other?
We worked together many years ago at a popular fast food restaurant where
you have to wear red and white stripes and be a bit wacky.
-Ah! How exhausting.
-It really was.
-But was that fun?
The premise was that you had to have fun the entire time.
-You had to wear hats to reflect your personality.
-Oh, that's fun!
And when you've done seven shifts in a row
and are forced to sing Happy Birthday for the tenth time
that night, you kind of lose all dignity.
-I like the fact that you're forced to sing Happy Birthday.
-Must always remember that when you are in a restaurant.
Now, Adam, you're on 29.
You have to score 66 or less to stay with us.
Do you want to talk us through that board?
Well, a form of electromagnetic radiation is X-ray.
And the green Sesame Street character is Oscar the Grouch.
I don't know the proceeds Nevada,
so I'm going to go for the top one,
which is the first name of the central character in the
long-running comic strip Peanuts, which is Charlie.
Charlie is the one you're going to say. Here's your red line.
Get below that with Charlie and you are into Round Two.
How many of our 100 people said Charlie?
And you're through.
45 for Charlie.
Very well done indeed, Adam.
Takes your total up to 74.
Very well played, Adam. Let's fill in the rest of this board.
You're right about Oscar. Would have been a much scorer, actually.
It would have scored you 20 points. Do you know the Nevada one?
That would have scored 38.
And you're right, Adam, about X-ray.
And that would have scored 29.
There we are, thank you very much indeed.
So at the end of our first round, the pair we have to say goodbye...
I'm so sorry, John and Katie. I'm so sorry!
-We were cocky.
-Head-to-headers last time.
I thought you were finalists for sure.
-Hey-ho. Oh, well, I'm really sorry.
It's been lovely having you, thank you so much for playing.
-Katie and John.
But for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
Well, I mean, as you know, we shed a pair at the end of each round,
and you seem to have got rid of our only returning pair,
so, yeah, very good, well done, carry on is all I can say.
Best of luck to all three pairs.
Our category for Round Two today is...
Can you all decide in your pairs who's going first,
who's going 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...
European Capitals of Culture, Richard.
Yeah, we're looking for any city that has been
a European City of Culture or European Capital of Culture
all the way through from 1985 up to and including 2016, please.
So any European City of Culture or European Capital of Culture.
Worth noting, we're not talking about UK Cities of Culture,
like Derry, places like that, but European capitals.
They can be from the UK,
but it has to be a European Capital of Culture
or a European City of Culture.
You are going to be going first.
-European City or Capital of Culture.
-OK. I'm going to try Rotterdam.
-Is that a shot in the dark or is it...?
I think I've heard it somewhere, but, I mean, it could easily be 100.
OK. Rotterdam, says Nick.
Let's see if it is 100, or let's see if it is a brilliant answer.
It's a brilliant answer.
It's a pointless answer!
What about that?! Very well done indeed. Rotterdam.
It adds £250 to today's jackpot, takes it up to £3,250.
It scores you absolutely nothing
and earns you huge respect.
Very, very well done indeed, Nick. Rotterdam.
Very well played, Nick. Terrific answer.
Worth it just for how happy Adam looked as well.
Nick can't look that happy cos then you look a bit cocky,
-But inside, I know you are,
but Adam was showing every emotion that you were feeling inside.
-It's a lovely moment.
-Yeah, terrific answer. 2001, Rotterdam was...
-..a City of Culture.
Now, Kas, what would you like to go for?
European City or Capital of Culture.
I'm just going to take a wild stab in the dark and say...
Luxembourg. City of Culture. Let's see, is it right?
How many of our 100 people said Luxembourg?
There you are, Luxembourg.
It could be another pointless answer.
There we are. Very well done.
-Oh, you're the high-scorers, though, Kas, I'm afraid.
1 for Luxembourg.
-Now, I enjoyed that for the look on YOUR face.
Yeah, it has been twice, actually. 1995 and 2007.
-The capital of Luxembourg.
There you are, brilliant.
There you are, you see?
Just shows... See?
Um, I honestly don't know either,
so I'm just going to take a guess at...Prague?
Prague. Surely. Surely Prague. Let's find out.
How many of our 100 people said Prague?
Well, 1 is our high score, 0 is our low.
4 for Prague!
Very well played, Chrissie.
If you're going to guess, that is a very, very good guess.
Yeah. Very good indeed.
We're halfway through, let's look at those scores.
Nothing for Nick. Well done.
Nick and Adam looking very strong.
Then up to 1, where we find Kas and Mark.
Up to 4, Chrissie and Sue.
I mean, there's nothing really in it, but, Sue,
you are ahead. That's all you have to acknowledge.
We're going to come back down the line now.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
OK, so, Sue, remember we're looking for any city that's been
a European city, or Capital, of Culture.
There you are. Way ahead on 4.
No pressure! Um...Glasgow.
Glasgow, says Sue. Glasgow.
No red line for you as you're the high-scorers.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Glasgow.
Taking your total up to 49.
Yeah, 1990, Glasgow.
Thanks, Richard. Now, Mark?
Er, I may go...for...
OK. Liverpool, says Mark.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Liverpool.
There is your red line.
taking your total up to 56.
Yeah, the big guns coming out in this part, aren't they?
2008 Liverpool was the European City of Culture.
There we are, thank you. Now then, Adam, you're on nothing.
You have to score 55 or less.
What are you going to go for?
I did have one, but it is a real guess,
and I've been there and I was pretty sure of it.
But considering where we are
and considering capital cities in Europe
and something that's got a bit of culture to it,
I'm going to go for Vienna.
-For fun, what was the one you were going to say?
But you're going to go for Vienna. OK, here is your red line.
If you can get below this with Vienna,
you are through to the next round.
How many of our 100 people said Vienna?
It's goodnight, Vienna, I'm afraid! Adam, look at that.
100 points. Now, I'm sorry.
Linz and Graz in Austria have both been Capitals of Culture,
both pointless answers as well, but not Vienna.
If you'd said Seville...
you also would have scored 100 points.
-At least that's something.
-..harsh, isn't it?
-Yeah, a bit.
How about...? Let's take a look at some of the pointless answers.
There's quite a few out there.
Antwerp in Belgium.
Cork was a pointless answer.
Well done if you said that.
Lots Irish viewers, I know, would have done that.
Genoa - pointless answer. Istanbul.
Maribor, which is in Slovenia. Football fans might know.
There's Rotterdam, San Sebastian, Stavanger.
There's a few others as well. You could have had Essen,
Patras... Santiago de Compostela was a pointless answer.
Thessaloniki. Vilnius - a pointless answer as well.
Very well done if you got any of those.
Let's take a look at the top three. We've already seen the top two.
But in third place...
Then we saw the top two, which were Glasgow - 45 -
and Liverpool right at the top - 55.
There we are. Thanks very much indeed, Richard.
So at the end of our second round,
the pair we're saying goodbye to with a high score of 100 -
they're also our pointless scorers in the same round -
but, Adam and Nick, I'm afraid it is you.
We'll see you again next time,
and I'm sure you'll do much, much better then.
In the meantime, thanks very much for playing. Adam and Nick!
But for the main two pairs, it's now time for our head-to-head.
Many congratulations, Chrissie and Sue, Mark and Kas.
You're now one step closer to the final and a chance to play
for that jackpot, which is currently standing at £3,250.
So, the big news here is that you are now allowed to confer.
You can chat before you give your answers.
First pair to win two questions will be playing for that jackpot.
Best of luck to both pairs. Let's play the head-to-head.
Here is your first question. And it concerns...
Training Exercises, Richard.
You're going to see five pictures now of particular types of exercise.
We're also going to give you the names of that exercise underneath,
the first and last letters of each word, anyway.
Can you tell us what they are, please? Very best of luck.
Very good. Let's reveal our five exercises, and here they come.
Now then, Chrissie and Sue,
you are our low-scorers, so you will go first.
-Are you sure?
I think so, yeah.
I think we're going to go D,
D, bicycle, say Chrissie and Sue. D, bicycle.
Now, Mark and Kas, the board is all yours.
Do you want to talk us through them?
-Right, A is...
-Don't know what B is.
C I would say is lunge.
And E is the plank.
Do you want to do A, crunch?
-Yeah, we'll go A, crunch.
We have bicycle and we have crunch. Chrissie and Sue went for bicycle.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 said bicycle.
Not bad. 19 for bicycle.
Mark and Kas, meanwhile, have gone for crunch.
Let's see if that's right for A.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
It is right.
There we are. Very well done, Chrissie and Sue. You win that,
which means after one question you are up 1-0.
-Let's take a look at these other ones. Do you know B?
See, I was thinking scorpion.
-But the scorpion is something slightly different. Superman.
Yeah, apparently. 7 points for that.
I've nev... Wow.
C is the lunge. You are right about that.
Would have scored you 64 points.
-And E is of course the notorious plank.
46 for that.
There you are. OK, here comes your second question.
Mark and Kas, you will go first.
But you have to win this one to stay in the game, so best of luck.
Our second question today is all about...
All about Rocks, Richard.
I'm going to show you the names of five types of rock now
but in anagram form.
Can you unscramble them, please, and tell us the most obscure?
Brilliant. OK, let's reveal our five anagrams and here they come.
Mark and Kas, the board's all yours.
-We'll go with that one.
OK, we'll go for the third one.
And we'll go for...
Limestone, say Mark and Kas.
Now then, Chrissie and Sue.
-OK, so the second one?
The second one.
So we have limestone and we have slate.
Mark and Kas went with limestone.
Let's see if it's right, let's see how many people said it.
40 for limestone. Chrissie and Sue have gone for slate.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many people said slate.
Slate - 62.
Well done, Mark and Kas, you're back in the game.
You won that, which means after two questions it's 1-1.
I got so stuck on limestone, cos I saw
"enite" at the end.
You know, like some minerals have that at the end of it.
So I couldn't get it out of my head. I did terribly!
And the top one, it's also got "stone" in it,
but what else has it got?
Well done if you said that at home. 14 points.
Oh, God, I'm useless at this.
And that would have scored 56. And the bottom one...
Basalt would have scored 18.
-So the best answer on the board is mudstone.
Thank you very much indeed. So here comes your third question.
Whoever wins this goes through to the final
and plays for that jackpot. Best of luck to both pairs.
Our third question today is all about...
Good news, isn't it(?) Simply five clues now to facts about opera.
The team that gives us the most obscure answer
is going through to play for the jackpot. Very best of luck.
Thanks very much indeed.
OK, let's reveal our five clues, and here they are. We've got...
I'll read those one last time.
And Chrissie and Sue will go first.
I don't... I don't know.
Um... I'm going to take a guess
at the last one,
Libre, say Chrissie and Sue. Libre.
Now, Mark and Kas, talk us through the board if you can.
OK, the Australian city would be Sydney.
-The operatic singer, let's say... Pavarotti.
The country house and estate...
-I don't know that.
-I don't know that. And...we're going...
We'll go for the fourth one, the composer.
We're going to guess at...
OK, you're going to go for Vivaldi.
So, we have libre and Vivaldi.
Chrissie and Sue say libre.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
I'm afraid that's incorrect, which means, Mark and Kas,
you merely have to be correct with Vivaldi
and you will win the point. Is Vivaldi right, though?
No! Vivaldi is not right.
-Which means, after three questions, it's 1-1 still.
Literally... You knew a couple of answers there.
You could have been straight into the jackpot round
if you'd gone with one of your obvious ones.
-Because it's not the libre...
It comes from the same word. Libretto.
-And libretto would have scored you 12 points.
-And the composer - not Vivaldi.
Mozart. And Mozart would have scored you...
21. You were right about Sydney.
Would have seen you into the jackpot round.
Would have scored you 60 points.
You were right about Pavarotti as well.
That also would have seen you into the jackpot round.
Would have scored 49.
-And the country house?
And Glyndebourne would have scored you 24.
-So libretto is the best answer on that board.
-Thanks very much indeed.
OK, so here comes your fourth question.
When I said the last one was the decider, I lied!
This one, of course, is the decider, which means,
Mark and Kas, you will go first this time.
Best of luck to both pairs. Our fourth question today concerns...
-Gerry Anderson TV Shows, Richard.
-I'm going to show you
the titles now of five Gerry Anderson TV shows.
We're going to give you the first and last letters or numbers
of the words of those shows. Can you tell us what they are, please?
Very best of luck.
OK, let's reveal our five clues to Gerry Anderson TV shows,
and here they are.
We have got...
I'll read those all one last time.
So, Mark and Kas will go first.
OK. I'm going to go for the last question.
-It'll be For Feather Fours.
For Feather Fours.
Very good. Now, Chrissie and Sue?
I know the other four.
We're going to go for
the fourth one. Supercar.
Supercar, say Chrissie and Sue. Supercar.
So we have For Feather Fours.
And we have Supercar.
Mark and Kas said For Feather Fours. Let's see if that's right,
and if it is, let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
I'm afraid that is incorrect, Mark and Kas.
Chrissie and Sue have gone for Supercar.
Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Supercar.
11 for Supercar.
Which means, Chrissie and Sue, after four questions,
you are through to the final. 2-1.
Well played, both teams. They knew their Gerry Anderson.
I have to say, it's not For Feather Fours.
It's Four Feather FALLS, I'm afraid. It would have scored...
It would have scored 12 points.
-It would have been very, very exciting.
I have to say you still would have lost,
but it would have been very exciting.
And I'm sure everyone knows the top three.
Stingray at the top there.
And Space: 1999.
Thank you very much indeed.
So, the pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head round,
I'm afraid, Mark and Kas, it's you.
You came this far, within touching distance, as they say,
of the final round, but we will see you again next time.
We look forward to that very much.
Let's hope you do just as well, if not better, then.
In a meantime, thanks very much indeed, Mark and Kas.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Right, for Chrissie and Sue, it's now time for our Pointless final.
Well, congratulations, Chrissie and Sue.
You fought off all the competition
-and you've 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 £3,250.
Well, you've done so well.
Your first and only appearance on Pointless
and here you are in the final. We've put you through the ringer.
Let's just think of the journey we've been on.
We started off with the Nato Phonetic Alphabet,
then we had European Capitals and Cities of Culture,
then we had Training Exercises, Rocks,
Opera and Gerry Anderson TV Shows.
And Supercar brought you swiftly here, which is fantastic.
As always, you get to choose from the four options
we put up on the board.
Today's choices are these, and we've got...
-Do you want to go for film?
-The Number 12 In Film.
The Number 12 In Film. OK. Very best of luck.
OK, very best of luck.
We're looking for anybody who was in the cast of any
of the following three films, according to IMDb, please.
So anyone credited in any of the following three films.
We're looking for anyone in the...
Very, very best of luck.
OK, now, as always, you've got up to one minute to come up with
three answers, and all you need to win that jackpot of £3,250,
don't forget, is for just one of those answers to be pointless.
-Are you ready?
-Yes, thank you.
OK, let's put 60 seconds up on the clock.
There they are. Your time starts now.
OK, I don't know anyone in 12 Angry Men.
-But 12 Years A Slave - Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt.
-Um, I don't know...
-I don't know how to pronounce that guy's name.
-Chechen... The guy that won the Oscar.
-I don't know.
12 Monkeys was Bruce Willis.
Um, I think Gary Oldman might have been in it.
OK, I've not seen any of them, so I don't actually know.
So are you happy with...
-Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt and Gary Oldman?
-Just as a...?
-OK. OK. Because...
-I don't know...
-I can't think of anybody else.
I've not seen any of them, so I don't actually know who was in them.
12 Monkeys... It was definitely Bruce Willis.
I'm sure it's Gary Oldman.
Do you want me to do Bruce Willis instead?
No, cos I think he'll be not pointless, really.
Not pointless. OK.
But he might be right, as opposed to Gary Oldman, who is not right.
-Hm. I don't...
-OK, we'll stick with Gary Oldman, then.
Yeah, Gary Oldman, Benedict Cumberbatch and Brad Pitt.
-Ten seconds left.
-OK, are you happy?
-I think so, yeah.
-All right, we'll stop the clock.
If you give me your three answers
and say which films you're talking about.
-12 Monkeys... We're going with Gary Oldman.
12 Years A Slave - Benedict Cumberbatch and Brad Pitt.
OK, Benedict Cumberbatch and Brad Pitt from 12 Years A Slave.
Of those three, which do you think
is your best shot at a pointless answer?
Um, probably Gary Oldman.
Least likely to be pointless?
-Benedict Cumberbatch for 12 Years A Slave.
-And Brad Pitt.
-Brad Pitt sandwich. Yes.
LAUGHTER There we are.
Let's put those answers up in the board in that order,
and here they are. We've got...
Very, very best of luck.
If one of these answers, let's say Gary Oldman,
turns out to be a pointless answer and you win the jackpot, £3,250,
that is turning into quite a nice sum of money there,
what would you do with that? Chrissie, you first.
I'd probably buy a new cat.
What's wrong with the old one?
-I just love cats.
-Oh, very good. Sue?
Take That are doing a residency in Las Vegas next year. So...
-It's a shoo-in.
-It's a given, really.
OK, well, let's find out.
Your first answer was Benedict Cumberbatch.
In this case we were looking for cast members from 12 Years A Slave.
If this is pointless, it will win you £3,250.
How many people said Benedict Cumberbatch?
It's right. Benedict Cumberbatch.
If this goes all the way down to zero, you leave here with £3,250.
Down it goes through the 20s, through the teens.
Into... Not quite into single figures. 10.
Not bad at all. Good score.
Sadly, not a pointless answer,
but you've got two more chances to find a pointless answer.
Your next answer, also from 12 Years A Slave was Brad Pitt.
Again, if this is pointless, it will win you £3,250.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Brad Pitt.
Well, Benedict Cumberbatch took us all the way down to 10.
Brad Pitt now takes us through the 50s and the 40s.
Through the 30s...
Into the teens...
Passes 10. 9!
Next one will be 8!
It's going the right way.
We're down to 9. We're into single figures. This is good.
Sadly, not a pointless answer, though,
which means everything is now riding on your third and final answer -
And this is either a brilliant answer or an incorrect answer.
You weren't entirely sure.
If Gary Oldman is pointless, it wins you £3,250.
How many of our 100 people said Gary Oldman? Is it pointless?
Oh, bad luck!
Well, it was a good punt to take.
It was a good punt to take but I'm afraid you didn't manage
to find that all-important pointless answer,
so I'm afraid you don't win today's jackpot of £3,250.
That will roll over on to the next show, but what a performance!
You've done so well. And you get to take home a Pointless trophy.
-So very, very well done for that.
Ladies and gentlemen, Chrissie and Sue!
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Well played, Chrissie and Sue.
Let's take a look at the pointless answers in the different categories.
We'll start with 12 Monkeys.
There's actually only four actors
who scored any points at all in this.
who played Arthur Dent in Hitchhiker's Guide.
The only actors who scored points there were Bruce Willis,
Brad Pitt, Christopher Plummer and Madeleine Stowe.
Cast of 12 Angry Men - six of those angry men were pointless.
And they were... Some great actors here...
Also could have had John Fiedler
and Joseph Sweeney.
And the cast of 12 Years A Slave...
Some big actors here as well.
Michael Kenneth Williams -
more famous from The Wire.
Paul Giamatti - wonderful actor.
who was the youngest ever nominee for a Best Actress Oscar.
Everyone in that film was a pointless answer,
other than Cumberbatch, Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o,
Chiwetel Ejiofor and Paul Dano.
Everybody else was a pointless answer,
-so very well done if you said any other answers.
Unfortunately, we have to say goodbye to you, Chrissie and Sue,
but it's been fabulous having you here. Thank you for playing.
Chrissie and Sue! Great contestants!
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Well, sadly, Chrissie and Sue didn't win the jackpot today,
which means it rolls on to the next show
when we will be playing for £4,250.
Join us and then to see 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.