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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Thank you very much indeed.
Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong and welcome to Pointless.
The show where the aim of the game is to score as few points as you can,
and you do that by coming up with the answers no-one else can think of.
Let's meet today's players.
And couple number one.
Hi, I'm Rak. This is Carly, we're husband and wife from Bristol.
Couple number two.
I'm Ben. This is Mark, my father, and we're from Hartford in Cheshire.
Couple number three.
I'm Jason. This is Vicky, my fiancee.
We're from Southampton.
And finally, couple number four.
Hi, I'm Tasha. This is my sister Jo and we are from Woking.
And these are today's contestants.
Thanks very much, all of you.
A very warm welcome to each and every one of you.
We'll get to chat to each of you throughout the show as it goes along,
so that just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
He's the bard of the hard.
The Pavarotti of the knotty.
It's my Pointless friend, it's Richard.
-Good afternoon to you.
-How are you?
-I'm very well.
You look well, as well.
Now, we do keep giving away the jackpot, don't we?
-And also, recently, we've given it away on rugby questions.
Twice, I think, in the last few shows.
And the boys last time, Mike and Dom, three answers,
one point, one point, pointless answer.
-That's what we like, isn't it?
-Oh, we do.
-That's eking out the tension of the show for us.
It's perfect. Especially as they walked away with the money.
Only one pair coming back from that show, Carly and Rak.
Welcome back. Got through to Round Two last time.
Fingers crossed to see a little bit more of you this time.
Thanks very much indeed, Richard.
Now, Mike and Dom, as you'll have gathered, won the jackpot last time.
So today's jackpot starts off back at £1,000.
There it is. Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.
Now, just remember this. The pair with the highest score at the end of
each round will be eliminated, so keep those scores low.
Best of luck to all four pairs.
Our first category this afternoon...
A Words round. 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 words ending
in E-L-L as they could.
Words ending in E-L-L. Richard.
We are looking for any word in the British and world English
section of oxforddictionaries.com, please, as of January 2016,
that has its own entry and ends E-L-L, please.
So any word in that dictionary that ends E-L-L.
As always, no proper nouns, no hyphenated words.
Very best of luck.
OK. Thank you very much.
Yes, words ending E-L-L.
-It's a toughie, this one, isn't it?
-It is, it is.
remind us what you do down in Bristol.
OK, I'm a project manager for an IT firm, a procurement organisation.
But in my spare time I like to do a bit of DIY, as well.
So, Carly has a habit of picking out old houses, we move into them,
-they'd need lots of work.
-Oh, you do them up?
-And sell them on?
-Once we're ready,
-Carly decides it's time to move again.
-So just when it's ready
and you think, "Oh, I quite like this house," you put it on...
-And it starts again.
But you haven't put your foot down yet, you quite enjoy it?
Quite enjoy it, but the next one we do is probably going to be the last.
Oh, that would be nice, wouldn't it? So is this every weekend, is it every evening?
Pretty much, yeah, pretty much.
Are there any areas of DIY you've yet to master?
-I should ask Carly that.
-Yeah, she's probably a better judge of that.
I think I'm OK.
Not bad. So, Rak, words ending E-L-L.
Sorry, you haven't had very long to think about this.
OK, all right, I'm going to go with...
There's a few I can think of, but some have an E at the end.
So I'm going to try upsell.
I like that. Which is essentially your job, really, isn't it?
Let's see how many of our 100 people went for upsell.
Look at that. Down to one, Rak.
Down to one for upsell.
Very well played. What a great start to the show, Rak, terrific answer.
Upselling is a thing that really sort of annoys everybody,
that when you buy something they attempt to get you to buy 15 other things at the same time.
Like guarantees or, you know, additional items.
-Oh, I see.
-So they sold you something and then try to upsell you about 15 other things.
Oh, thank you.
It's like if you're at the theatre and they try and sell you
programmes and then they try and sell you all sorts of things.
Is that upselling or...? That's just having a programme, isn't it?
That's just, well... ALEXANDER CHUCKLES
Thank you, Richard.
Mark, welcome to Pointless, good to have you here.
-Thank you very much.
-What do you do, Mark?
I work on match day hospitality for
the largest Premiership football team in Manchester.
Well, that's a... There's a contentious claim.
-That sounds fun, doesn't it?
-It's great fun. Great fun. Love it.
And do you get to see all the games, or...?
-Well, you're busy.
You're in charge of hospitality.
Yeah, you've got seven hours of customers, they're all through the game and everything, so...
So what sort of numbers, what kind of volume are you talking about?
In our restaurant we've got 147 covers.
Are they well behaved generally, or do spirits get quite rowdy?
I've got to say yes, don't I?
ALEXANDER LAUGHS We all know what that means, Mark.
Very good. Now, Mark, words ending E-L-L.
Dispel, says Mark.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said that, but, crucially,
let's see if it's right.
-Oh, no, Mark.
That may very well not be the last 100 points scored.
I'm afraid that is 100 points to you.
-Yes, sorry, just the one L at the end of dispel, I'm afraid.
-Thanks very much.
Jason, a warm welcome to Pointless.
Here from Southampton. What do you do, Jason?
I'm a health care assistant at the local general hospital.
And what are your interests?
Fishing, movies, football.
Very good indeed. Do you do fishing offshore, or...?
-No, coarse fishing for carp.
-Coarse fishing. I see.
Right you are. Now, Jason, words ending E-L-L.
Um, I'm going to go for swell.
Swell says Jason.
OK, let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said swell.
It is right. Well, 100 is our high score.
One is our low, so we cover all bases pretty much there.
Swell takes us down to the lower half of that.
23. Not bad at all.
Yes, to become larger in size, to swell.
Typically due to liquid of some sort.
-Thank you very much.
-It's such a pleasure.
Jo, welcome to Pointless. Good to have you here.
What do you do, Jo?
I'm a student nurse from London.
Right. Whereabouts in London, what hospital are you?
So, I'm at King's College, London.
And will you be based there for the full term of your studentship, or can you move around?
So, yeah, King's is the university and then you can be placed
-in various different hospitals.
-I see, right you are.
And what are your interests, Jo?
So, I play for my university netball team.
I get quite involved in that socially, as well.
We have a black lab at home, as well, that I adore, so...
OK. A black lab.
-Sounds like somewhere where terrible things happen.
-But, um, actually...
-Don't open that door.
Don't go in the black lab!
Yeah. Jo...what would you like to go for?
I'm going to go for bluebell.
Oh, very nice.
That got a little murmur of appreciation.
Our first murmur of the afternoon, Jo, so congratulations for that.
Let's see how far down the column we get with bluebell.
Well, 23 and one are the only scores left.
You've passed 23.
Oh, there we are. Four for bluebell. Very well done indeed.
Good work, Jo, yes, a plant.
A very photogenic plant, isn't it?
Bluebell woods, beautiful they are.
-Blue in colour, which is...
That's where the blue comes from. It comes from the colour.
They're sort of bell shaped, as well.
Yeah, exactly, that's where the name comes from.
I think that's a lazy name for a bluebell.
-A little bit, isn't it?
-Yeah, a little bit.
I would call it, um, Steve, the flower.
-Another Steve, the flower?
-Oh, look, and another one.
-And another one.
There will be a whole field of Steve, the flowers.
A little Steve, the flower for you.
-A little posy of Steve, the flowers.
-Thank you very much.
-I should like that very much. Pop that in there.
-Steve, the flower.
-Let me just have a smell of your Steve there.
Well, we're halfway through the round.
Let's take a look at those scores and see where we are.
Rak and Carly, very well done indeed.
One, the lowest score of the pass.
Then up to four, where we find Jo and Tasha,
and then 23 is where we find Jason and Vicky
and then up to 100, Mark and Ben.
Bad luck there, Mark.
You took one for the team there because I'm sure other people will have had answers that only had one L
at the end and they all had to reconsider. There we are.
-Ben, you know what you have to do in the next pass.
-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. So, Tasha, remember,
we are looking for words that end with the letters E-L-L.
Tasha, what do you do?
I'm a teaching assistant in Year 2.
In Year 2. Oh, that's nice. How long have you been doing that?
Since September. It's actually my year out.
I've done an undergraduate degree and then I'm going back
to university in September to do my teacher training.
-So that's for your PGCE, is it?
-Yes, exactly, yes.
And do you know what you'll teach, or will it be more general?
Will it be a specific lesson, or...?
-No, it'll be primary.
And my preference would probably be Key Stage 1,
so ages four to seven. Yeah.
Very good. OK, now, Tasha, there you are on four.
The high-scorers, Ben and Mark on 100,
so 95 or less gets you into the next round.
OK, I'm going to go with the word cell but spelt with a C.
Cell spelt with a C.
Here's your red line.
If you can get below that you are through to the next round.
How many people said cell?
37 takes your total up to 41.
Yeah, can be the smallest functional unit of an organism,
or it can be a small room in which someone is kept prisoner.
Often called a black lab.
Thank you very much, Richard.
Vicky, a warm welcome to Pointless.
Great to have you here. What do you do, Vicky?
I am a corporate affairs and policy manager at the same hospital
-that Jason works at.
-So did you meet at the hospital?
We didn't meet at the hospital, no.
We just ended up working in the same place.
Oh, that's nice. Do you work the same shifts?
No. I get to do nice 9-5, 8-4,
and he has to do shifts, so...
Sometimes, presumably, you overlap?
And what are your interests, Vicky?
I like to watch movies a lot.
I have a bit of an obsession with New York,
so always looking into going there, I've just never been able to go.
OK, well you have to win the jackpot and that will take you over
to New York. Now, Vicky, there you are on 23.
76 or less gets you into the next round.
I'm going to say dwell.
Dwell says Vicky.
Dwell. Here is your red line.
If you can get below that, you are through to Round Two.
How many of our 100 people said dwell?
Very well done indeed.
18, taking your total up to 41.
Yeah, to live somewhere specific, or to ponder upon something.
-Thanks very much, indeed.
Now, Ben. Ben.
-Welcome. Good to have you here.
What do you do, Ben?
I'm a second-year archaeology student,
but I'm currently taking a gap year.
Is that the idea, that you then go off and dig in your gap year?
-Yes, that's right.
-Have you been on digs so far?
Not yet, but I've got some booked for the next couple of weeks
and I've got one coming up in the next few months.
That's exciting. In the UK, or further afield?
Within the UK, but I'm looking at trying to get a few abroad, as well.
Very good. OK. Now, Ben, you are our high-scorers at the moment.
I'm sorry to say.
Yes, in fact the only feasible way you could stay in
would be to find a pointless answer.
And obviously then Carly would have to score 100.
Sorry, just had to supply that fact.
I'm going to have a punt at retell.
I like what you've done there, sir.
Retell. No redline for you there, Ben, as you're the high-scorers.
But let's see how many of our 100 people went for retell.
Good effort there. 103 is your total.
Yeah, well played. Yes, to recount a story.
It's funny, this round, isn't it, because we all know retell's a real
word. We know it is. You use it in language.
But when the lights are on,
suddenly nothing sounds like a real word, does it?
No. Oh, the phantom hyphens start hovering around, don't they?
-Oh, I hate phantom hyphens.
-I hate phantom hyphens.
Although I liked their last album.
A little bit progressive for me, to be honest, but there we are.
Thanks, Richard. Carly, welcome back.
Remind us what you do, Carly.
I'm a clinical trials pharmacist.
But I'm on maternity leave at the moment.
And what do you like getting up to?
Well, I like to travel, but also taking the kids out, really.
They take a lot of my time.
So just taking them to parks, spend a bit of time with them.
Anything like that, really.
Do lots of things with other mummies that I know.
Excellent. Now, Carly, good news, you're through to the next round.
-Doesn't matter what you score.
But look how well Rak did with his one there.
Do you think you can equal Rak's low score there, or even better it?
I was going to go a bit risky, but...
-Well, why not?
-You have a safety net of knowing you're through.
I'll risk. We're through, so...
Ah, ha-ha, ha-ha.
Let's find out. Upswell.
Does that exist? And if it does, how many people said it?
Ho, ho-ho, Carly.
We could be looking at a record breaker here, I think.
Oh, we are! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Very well done indeed.
That's a pointless answer and it adds £250 to today's jackpot.
It takes the total up to £1,250 and it scores you nothing,
leaving your total at one.
Very well done on podium one.
Simply an increase or an upsurge. That's a terrific answer, well done.
And well done for actually going for the risk, as well, on that podium.
-Sometimes people don't, do they?
-Even though they're definitely through.
Do you have an answer? You don't look like you do.
Oh, the boring ones,
quell and mell. But...
SIGHS I'm sure this is a word.
A phytocell. You know, the really punchy ones?
A little room you have a fight in?
-That's the one. Yeah.
OK. If you'd said phytocell...
..it would have scored you 100 points.
Oh, God! There we go.
-Now, let's take a look at some pointless answers.
There's quite a few of them.
Bridewell, which is an old name for a prison.
Bridewell taxis used to be the name of the prison vans.
Clamshell, which is a shell
but also any electronic device that opens like that.
Cockleshell. That's a lovely word, isn't it?
Gromwell, which is a type of borage.
Kvell, which is a Yiddish word for happy and proud.
That's a, yeah...
Oh, that's the one I meant.
-Oh, OK, you can have it.
-I'm sure you would have let one of the contestants had that if they'd said phytocell.
Respell, also a pointless answer.
Some other really nice pointless answers.
Kettlebell, which everybody uses in the gym these days,
is a pointless answer. Outsell is a pointless answer, amazingly.
Outsmell, also is a pointless answer.
That's nice, isn't it? Let's take a look at the top three answers.
The ones that most of our 100 people said.
And phytocell with 85.
There we are. Thanks very much indeed, Richard.
So we are at the end of our first round and I'm sorry to say the pair
we have to say goodbye to, with their high score of 103,
Ben and Mark, it is you. I'm sorry.
You were in the right sort of area.
I mean, some of those...
I thought of clamshell and I thought it was two words.
That's the way it goes.
Well, we'll see you next time, Mark and Ben, and I'm sure you'll be much better then.
But meantime, thanks very much for playing. Mark and Ben.
But for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
And so look at that, suddenly we're down to three pairs.
At the end of this round, we'll have to say goodbye to another pair
in time for our head-to-head round.
Carly and Rak, I take my hats off to you for lots of reasons.
Lowest individual score, lowest joint score, but, best of all,
taking that kind of risk, Carly.
That is the sort of risk we applaud on Pointless,
so very well done indeed. Best of luck to all three pairs.
Our category for Round Two, this afternoon,
is Radio 4 programmes. Radio 4 programmes.
Can you all decide in your pairs who's going to go first,
who's going to go second.
And whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.
OK, and the question concerns
multiple appearances on Desert Island Discs.
Multiple appearances on Desert Island Discs, Richard.
Yes, much less complicated than it sounds.
We're simply going to give you six clues on each pass to famous people.
The one thing they've got in common is they've all been on Desert Island Discs more than once.
-There's going to be 12 in all to have a go at at home, so very best of luck.
Thanks very much.
Let's reveal our board of multiple Desert Island Discs appearees
and here they are.
I'll read those again.
There we are. Carly, so...
-How many of those do you think you know?
Um, sadly, it's not really something that I listen to.
I'm going to go for the top one and I'm going to say Stephen Fry.
Stephen Fry, says Carly. Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people went for Stephen Fry.
Look at that. Down to 54.
A surprisingly low score, I'd have thought. 54 for Stephen Fry.
Yeah, his favourite song was the Magic Fire Music by Wagner.
And his book was the Jeeves and Wooster Omnibus.
There we are. Now, Jason, what would you like to go for?
There is one I want to gamble on,
but I'm not so sure I should,
so I'm going to pop for the England manager and say Bobby Robson.
Bobby Robson, says Jason. Let's see if Bobby Robson's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people went for that.
It is right.
54 is what Stephen Fry scored.
You've passed that. Bobby Robson down into the 20s.
Look at that, 25. Very well done.
-Yeah, he picked Frank Sinatra songs on both occasions.
Try A Little Tenderness was his favourite the first time.
Thanks very much, Richard.
Now then, Tasha, this board's all yours.
Do you want to go through those blanks and fill them in for us?
I wish I could.
I knew Stephen Fry.
And luckily there's one left that I'm pretty confident about.
The actress known for playing Peggy in EastEnders, Barbara Windsor.
Barbara Windsor, says Tasha.
Let's see if that's right. Let's see how many of our 100 people said Barbara Windsor.
It's right. 54's our high score.
61 for Barbara Windsor.
1970 and 1990 she was on.
Fings Ain't Wot They Used To Be by Bill Cotton was her track in 1970.
And she wanted a Union Flag in 1990 as one of her luxuries.
Now. The violin virtuoso.
15 points for that.
Now, at the bottom there, the double Oscar-winning actress.
Her book, she wanted The History And Creation Of A Japanese Sand Garden
was the book she wanted.
You've got to have a hobby when you're out there. And the yachtsman.
-Is Robin Knox-Johnston.
And he was a pointless answer, so very well done if you said that.
Thank you, Richard. Right, we're halfway through the round.
Let's just take a quick look at those scores.
25, the best score of the pass.
Well done, Jason and Vicky.
I'd say you're looking pretty strong as contenders for the head-to-head
at this point. Then up to 54, Carly and Rak.
Then up to 61, quite close,
but a little bit ahead, Tasha and Jo.
So, yes, let's see what happens in the next pass.
We're going to come back down the line.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
OK, let's put six more clues up on the board
and here they come.
I'll read those all again.
You are the high-scorers at the moment.
I hope there's a nice low-scoring answer on that board
that is leaping out at you.
I only know one and it's probably the most obvious.
So I'm going to do the natural history programmes
-and go for David Attenborough.
-David Attenborough, says Jo.
No red line for you as you're the highest scorers,
but let's see how many of our 100 people said David Attenborough.
55, taking your total up to 116.
He's been on four times.
Only two people have been on four times.
Him and Arthur Askey.
Mmm, I wonder how his music tastes have changed.
Well, originally, it was a lot of classical.
He was on in the '70s and every single song was by Van Halen.
Every single one. He said, "Well, look, this is going to sound crazy,
"but I'm just so into this band at the moment.
"This album is just amazing."
He followed them around on tour.
-He has. Yes.
Man, he loved them.
He played keyboards on their 1982 live album.
-Live On Earth.
-He loves Van Halen.
Live On Earth, yeah, that's what you call it.
Thanks very much. Now then, Vicky.
What would you like to go for?
The only one I knew for certain was David Attenborough,
but I think I might know the top one.
The Phantom Of The Opera is Michael Ball.
Michael Ball, says Vicky. Michael Ball.
Well, the high-scorers at the moment on 116 are Jo and Tasha.
There you are on 25.
90 or less gets you through.
How many of our 100 people said Michael Ball?
Is it right? There's your red line.
Bad luck, Vicky, I'm afraid Michael Ball is an incorrect answer.
It scores you 100 points, takes your total up to 125.
However, the round is not over yet.
Sorry, Vicky, not Michael Ball, I'm afraid.
-Although he has been on. He's been on.
-Oh, he has.
I bet he would have done a rather good one.
-Don't you think?
-Because he's very entertaining and he knows about music.
-He is both of those.
-Not unlike your good self.
I'm just... I'm just saying.
Who's in charge of Desert Island Discs?
It's Kirsty Young, isn't it?
-I don't know if she's in charge.
-No, yeah, but I bet
-if she really put her foot down...
I bet if Kirsty Young went into the office tomorrow and said,
-"I want Xander to be on Desert Island Discs," they would kind of go...
-Or you, or you.
No, no, no. Also entertaining, also knows about music.
No, I think you first. I would...
Now, then, Rak. OK 54, this is exciting.
54. The high-scorers are Jason and Vicky on 125.
70 or less gets you through,
but you have to find those answers on the board
that you think will score you that.
Do you want to talk us through the board as it is,
how many of those you can fill in?
I wish I could, but the only one I knew was David Attenborough.
Oh, there's a lifeline for Jason and Vicky here.
I'm not confident at all, so I'm going to take a random guess.
Novelist who created the detective Adam Dalgliesh, John Grisham.
John Grisham says Rak.
OK, here is your red line, nice and high,
but you have to get below it.
John Grisham. Is that right for the creator of Adam Dalgliesh?
No, I'm afraid it's not.
That scores you 100 points and takes your total up to 154, Rak.
Yes, not John Grisham.
This is someone I don't mind having been on twice.
The author. The wonderful PD James, that was.
And it would have scored you eight points.
I didn't think that was this scary a board.
-The top one?
-Michael Crawford, not Michael Ball.
He's been on three times, Michael Crawford.
Three times more than us.
34 for him.
-The Australian comedian?
Barry Humphries. He can be on twice, as well, that's all right.
48 points for him.
The Poet Laureate, that's the hardest one there.
-Cecil Day Lewis.
-Cecil Day Lewis, correct.
-Is Alec Guinness.
-Sir Alec Guinness. Absolutely right. 21 points.
I don't mind him being on twice,
because he was on once as George Smiley and once as Obi-Wan Kenobi,
so I think that's fair enough.
Obi-Wan Kenobi, what eclectic choices, I have to say.
-His favourite song was that one they play in the...
You know the one they play in the tavern, Mos Eisley,
-the Cantina Band.
Wonderful. Thanks very much, Richard.
So at the end of our second round, I'm afraid...
I'm afraid it's our returning pair, Rak and Carly,
we have to say goodbye to. 154 your score there.
Oh, Rak, I thought you were going to pull it out of the bag there.
-Might you have known any of those ones?
-No. I knew the first one was Michael, but again,
I didn't know his surname.
Bad luck. It's been great having you on. Thank you so much for playing. Rak and Carly.
But for the remaining two pairs, it's now time for the head-to-head.
Congratulations, Tasha and Jo, Jason and Vicky,
you are now one step closer to the final
and the chance to play for our jackpot,
which currently stands at £1,250.
Well, we are now at the head-to-head, where you can start playing as teams.
You can confer before you give your answers,
and the first pair to win two questions will be playing for that jackpot.
Well, a lucky escape there with Michael Ball in Round Two.
Very lucky. And very well done, Tasha and Jo,
some nice low-scoring there.
And you've seen off our only returning pair, so that was no mean feat.
Best of luck to both pairs, let's play the head-to-head.
Here is your first question and it concerns
UK Bridges. Richard.
We're going to show you five pictures of bridges from around
the UK. We need you to tell us the names of these bridges, please.
We've also included their initials.
Thanks very much. Let's reveal our five bridges and here they come.
There we are. Five famous bridges from the UK.
Tasha and Jo, you've been our low-scorers up to this point,
so you will go first.
So, we're going to go for E, Westminster Bridge.
OK, Westminster Bridge.
Westminster Bridge, say Tasha and Jo.
Jason, Vicky, all those bridges are yours.
-I only know E.
-I know D.
-Shall we go for D?
We're going to go for D and the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Clifton Suspension Bridge, say Jason and Vicky.
So we have Westminster Bridge and we have Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Tasha and Jo went for Westminster Bridge for E.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
It is right.
Meanwhile, Vicky and Jason have gone for Clifton Suspension Bridge for D.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people said that.
And it wins you the question. Well done.
Look at that. Down it goes. 35 for Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Very well done indeed, Jason and Vicky.
That means, after one question, you are up 1-0.
It took 110 years to complete the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Amazing, isn't it?
In the rush-hour, it sometimes takes 110 years to get across, as well.
It's the world's first iron bridge and it is Iron Bridge.
It scored 35 points.
In Ironbridge, over the Ironbridge Gorge.
What's it called again? Sorry, I...
-Oh, right, yes, gotcha, yes.
-The Forth Bridge.
It's the biggest scorer, though. 67 points for that.
And the best answer, it's in Derry,
and it's the Peace Bridge.
One point. Very well done if you said that.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
So here comes your second question.
Now, then, Jason and Vicky will be answering this one first,
but Tasha and Jo, you have to win this one to stay in the game,
so best of luck. Our second question is all about
-History's Hotties, Richard.
-Yeah, we're going to give you five clues now to historical figures who were
famed for their good looks. Can you tell us who they are, please?
OK, thanks very much indeed.
Here come the five clues.
And we have...
I shall read all of those one last time.
Jason and Vicky, you'll go first.
We'll go with the top one, the Queen of France, Marie Antoinette?
Marie Antoinette, say Jason and Vicky. Marie Antoinette.
Now, Tasha and Jo, do you want to talk us through that board?
I have a feeling, between us, that was probably the only one we knew.
The Egyptian queen.
-Take a guess.
-Yeah, we'll go with that one.
-A stab in the dark.
So we have Marie Antoinette and we have Cleopatra.
Jason and Vicky said Marie Antoinette.
Let's see how many of our 100 people went for that.
45 for Marie Antoinette.
Now, then, Tasha and Jo have gone for Cleopatra.
A bit of a punt this one.
Let's see if it's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people said Cleopatra.
Yes, it's Cleopatra.
And that scores you 83.
Very well done, Jason and Vicky. What about that?
After only two questions, you are straight through to the final, 2-0.
Yeah, the top two answers on the board they were, as well.
The Dutch dancer.
What's she called? Mata Hari?
Mata Hari, yes. Absolutely.
Would have scored 34 points.
-The sheik actor?
Valentino. Rudolph Valentino.
Would have scored you 20.
And the romantic poet?
-Lord Byron. And Lord Byron would have scored you 26.
So Rudolph Valentino the best answer on that board,
-well done if you said that.
-Thank you very much indeed.
So the pair leaving us at the end of our head-to-head round.
They were our lower-scorers up to this point, Tasha and Jo,
-but we say goodbye to you. We'll see you again next time. Look forward to that.
Meantime, thanks very much, Tasha and Jo.
But for Jason and Vicky, it's now time for our Pointless final.
Congratulations, Jason and Vicky,
you have fought off all 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 £1,250.
Well, listen, you might work different shifts,
but today you have been very much working side by side, which has been brilliant.
I think only one misstep and that was Michael Ball
but, apart from that, some brilliant low-scoring answers
and fantastic, 2-0 in the head-to-head.
Anything you'd like to see come up in this last round, Vicky?
Movies. Most definitely.
I watch movies all the time.
Music, or maybe Friends, because I'm completely obsessed with Friends.
OK. Jason, anything you want to add to that?
A bit of sport. Movies again, really.
Maybe a little bit of music.
OK. Well, very best of luck.
As always, you get to choose your category from the four on the board,
but let's hope there's something you like the look of up there.
Today's selection looks like this.
-I'd like Acting Jennifers.
I don't know about you.
Definitely not Royal Families, or Crime Writers.
-Do want to go for...?
-Acting Jennifers, yeah.
OK. Acting Jennifers it is. Richard.
Acting Jennifers are the Jennifers that come into work
when the real Jennifer is off.
You need an acting Jennifer.
Very best of luck. If you know your films, I think this category might suit you.
We are looking for any films up to the end of February 2016
for which Jennifer Lopez has received an acting credit,
according to IMDb.
Or any films for which Jennifer Garner has received an acting credit.
Or Jennifer Lawrence.
So any films up to the end of February 2016, according to IMDb,
that stars any of these three.
As always, no short films, no TV films, documentaries, anything like that,
but voice performances do count.
Very, very best of luck.
Thanks, Richard. Now, 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.
So, Jennifer Lawrence was in...
The obvious ones like The Hunger Games.
-Jennifer Garner might have been in Fantastic Four.
I don't know if that's her.
Is she in that boxing movie?
I don't know. What's that called?
Clint Eastwood directed it.
-Million Dollar Baby.
-Million Dollar Baby, maybe, I don't know.
Jennifer Lawrence was also in Silver Linings Playbook.
-Was The Cell Jennifer Lopez?
I think so.
It was the odd film that she was in a few years ago.
Go for that anyway.
I don't know any of the Jennifer Garner films.
I'm trying to picture if it's the same person that I'm thinking of. I'm not sure it's the right one.
Go for Mockingjay.
Because we've said The Cell and we've said Silver Linings Playbook.
Ten seconds left.
We can try Million Dollar Baby.
Is she married to the...?
-I think she's married to Ben Affleck.
-That's the fella. Try that.
-OK, that is your time up.
It sounds like you've arrived at your three answers.
If you could give me those and say which category your answers are.
-OK, so, for Jennifer Lopez films, The Cell.
For Jennifer Garner films, Million Dollar Baby.
-Million Dollar Baby.
-And for Jennifer Lawrence films,
Silver Linings Playbook.
Silver Linings Playbook.
Now, of those three, which is your best shot at a pointless answer?
-Probably Silver Linings.
-Silver Linings Playbook we'll put last.
Least likely to be pointless?
-Million Dollar Baby.
-Million Dollar Baby we'll put first.
OK, well, let's put those answers up on the board in that order, then, and here they are.
We have got Million Dollar Baby,
and Silver Linings Playbook.
Well, very, very best of luck. Three good answers on the board.
Maybe one of those will be pointless.
At least one of those might be pointless and win you that jackpot.
Now, £1,250, what would you do with that? Jason, you first?
Um, I think we'd go on holiday to Iceland for the Northern Lights
-and whale watching.
Vicky, anything you want to add to that?
The same, because that's not enough to get to New York,
so we'll go to Iceland instead.
Lovely. Fingers tightly crossed that one of these will win that jackpot
for you. Your first answer was Million Dollar Baby.
In this case, we were looking for Jennifer Garner films.
Only one of these answers has to be pointless for you to win that
jackpot, so let's find out, for £1,250,
how many people said Million Dollar Baby.
Is it right, is it pointless?
No! Bad luck.
Bad luck. Million Dollar Baby not a Jennifer Garner film, unfortunately.
Not a pointless answer,
which means you only have two more shots at today's jackpot.
Your next answer was The Cell.
In this case, we were looking for Jennifer Lopez movies.
Again, it has to be pointless for you to win that jackpot.
So, for £1,250, let's see how many people said The Cell.
Now, your first answer, Million Dollar Baby,
turned out to be an incorrect answer,
but The Cell takes us down through the 20s
and into the teens.
Into single figures... Down it goes.
Oh! Three points.
Three people said The Cell.
That's a fantastic score.
Sadly, not a pointless answer,
which means everything's now riding on your third and final answer,
which is Silver Linings Playbook.
In this case, we were looking for Jennifer Lawrence movies.
We have to hope that nobody said this.
If nobody said it, it will win you £1,250.
Very best of luck. How many people said Silver Linings Playbook?
Million Dollar Baby, your first answer, was incorrect.
The Cell took us all the way down to three.
Silver Linings Playbook now taking us down through the teens.
Down into single figures, down it goes...
-Oh, bad luck.
Two fantastic answers there,
two lovely low scores that you'd be very pleased with in any other round
of Pointless. Sadly, though, you didn't find the pointless answer
we needed to give you that jackpot,
so I'm afraid that £1,250 will roll over onto the next show,
but what a strong performance right the way through the show.
You'll be really proud of what you've managed to do in the show.
I mean, great, low-scoring answers.
2-0 in the head-to-head, which is no mean feat.
And you get a Pointless trophy each, so very well done indeed.
Jason and Vicky. APPLAUSE
Yeah, well played. Not a bad final category for you there,
and there will be answers on this board that...
There'll be the odd one or two, I'm sure of that.
We'll start with Jennifer Lopez films.
Jersey Girl. She's in with Ben Affleck.
Parker with Jason Statham.
Shall We Dance, Richard Gere.
What To Expect When You're Expecting is a pointless answer.
A few others. An Unfinished Life,
a couple of voice performances she was in, as well.
Antz, Ice Age Continental Drift. They were both pointless answers.
Blood And Wine, Bordertown.
Home. Jack. My Family.
My Little Girl and The Back-up Plan. All of those are pointless answers.
Well done if you said one of those.
Jennifer Garner now.
She's in the 2011 remake of Arthur.
She's in Dallas Buyers Club, as well.
Would have been a really good answer.
Deconstructing Harry. Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past.
Her big scorers there, Daredevil, 13 Going On 30, and Elektra.
Even Dude, Where's My Car? got one point.
I'd have been furious if I'd come up with Dude, Where's My Car?
for Jennifer Garner and not won a jackpot.
I would have smashed the studio up.
-I would not have been happy.
Jennifer Lawrence now.
Garden Party, House At The End Of The Street is a pointless answer.
The Devil You Know, X-Men: First Class was a pointless answer.
As was X-Men: Days Of Future Past.
The Burning Plain, The Poker House and The Beaver
were all pointless answers.
Very well done if you got any of those at home
and unlucky in the studio.
-Great fun, though, wasn't it? A lovely show.
Well, Jason and Vicky very sadly didn't win our jackpot today,
which means it rolls over onto the next show,
when we will be playing for £2,250.
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.