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APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
Thank you very much indeed. Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong
and welcome to Pointless, the show where the aim of the game is to find
the most obscure answer possible. Let's meet today's players.
-And couple number one.
-Hello, my name is Catherine,
this is my partner St Jon, and we're from London.
-Couple number two.
-Hi, I'm Liv, this is my dad, Giles,
and we're from Kenilworth in Warwickshire.
-Couple number three.
-Hello, I'm Parag,
this is my friend Joe and we're both studying at Cardiff University.
And finally couple number four.
Hello, I'm Janis, this is my good friend Ann and we're from Surrey.
And these are today's contestants.
Thanks very much, all of you. Very warm welcome to Pointless.
Great to have you here. We'll chat to each of you
throughout the show as it goes along.
So, that just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
Coming round from his afternoon disco nap,
it's my Pointless friend... LAUGHTER
Hi, everybody. Good afternoon.
I'll tell you what, as you get older, I'm now 45,
-an afternoon nap is one of the great...
If you've just woken up from one, what, it's just wonderful, isn't it?
Love it. No, coming out of one's not so good.
-Do you not think?
-If you're still on the sofa, it's quite nice,
-if you don't have to be somewhere.
-But that's why tea was invented.
-As a pick me up. Literally a pick me up.
-That's why Pointless was invented.
-It's like an alarm clock.
That column is like an alarm clock for daily snoozers.
Now, what an amazing jackpot round last time.
People always want Harry Potter,
that's what we are asked for all the time,
and Anthony and Liya got Harry Potter and had to name any teacher
from the Harry Potter novels
and walked away with the jackpot as well.
Did brilliantly, had a wonderful 60 seconds.
I think lots of people at home, hopefully lots of kids as well,
got Pointless answers.
A good round - if you want to test yourself, take a look at it.
-It was good, wasn't it?
It was great fun. It means the jackpot's gone, but there it is.
-Let's get going, shall we?
-Let's do it.
So, Anthony and Liya won the jackpot last time,
is basically what we're saying,
which means today's jackpot starts off back at £1,000.
There it is. Now, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.
So, remember this, the pair with the highest score
at the end of each round will be eliminated.
Do your best to make sure you're not that pair.
Best of luck. Our first category this afternoon is Fashion.
Fashion. Can you 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...
the "ABC" of fashion and style.
The "ABC" of fashion and style,
-written by Mr Richard Osman.
-Ha-ha! Yeah, quite!
We'll give the seven descriptions on each pass
of famous people from the worlds of fashion and style.
All of their surnames begin with an A, a B or a C.
There'll be 14 in all to have a go at
at home so the very best of luck.
Thanks very much indeed. So, who are these famous figures from fashion?
And this is our first board of seven and it reads like this.
I'm going to read those all again.
-St Jon, welcome back.
-You were head-to-headers last time.
-We were, yes.
Somehow, you managed to find answers to do with Wolverhampton
-in pretty much every round.
-Which was impressive.
-I like to be consistent.
Well, there you are. St Jon, remind us what you do.
I'm a logistics manager at the Royal Academy of Arts.
At the Royal Academy, which is great fun,
but you were saying last time that this is a fairly recent job for you.
Yes, as of last year. May of last year I started.
And since you started at the Royal Academy,
-has the logistics just gone...?
-It has certainly increased.
-The efficiency, just what they're managing to do there...
-..since you have joined.
-Leaps and bounds.
Fabulous, fabulous. Now, fashion, St Jon -
-your other great love.
What would you like to go for?
Well, I think there's only one on there that I actually know,
so that's the one I'm going to have to go for,
which is the British photographer who married Catherine Deneuve,
which I think is David Bailey.
David Bailey, says St Jon, let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said David Bailey.
It is David Bailey.
42. Not bad. Not bad. APPLAUSE
Gets us off to a good start, St Jon, thank you.
He also married Marie Helvin, David Bailey.
The number of models who marry photographers, extraordinary.
-It's weird, isn't it?
-Marry someone who makes them look amazing.
LAUGHTER Hmm. Thanks very much, Richard.
Now, Liv. Very warm welcome to Pointless.
-Great to have you here from Kenilworth.
What do you do in Kenilworth, Liv?
I don't live in Kenilworth all the time,
-cos I study at Kings College London.
I see. What are you studying and which year are you in?
I'm in the third year, but of four, in politics, philosophy and law.
-With a view to going where?
-Or maybe doing
-none of those sorts of things?
-I'm going for a combination,
so my interests are, um, migration ethics and refugee charities.
-Excellent. Very good.
OK, Liv, this board of fashion people,
-is anyone leaping out at you?
-It's not the best board for me,
so I'm going to go for presenter and model
who won her first British Style Award - Abbey Clancy.
Abbey Clancy, says Liv. Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people went for Abbey Clancy.
Ooh, I'm sorry, Liv.
-An incorrect answer.
-That's all right. I took a risk.
It scores you 100 points.
It might not be the last 100 points in this round, so be reassured.
Yeah, sorry, right initials and she is a model,
-but not the right answer, I'm afraid.
-Thanks very much. Parag!
-Thanks very much.
Now, yes, we had to say goodbye to you last time...
-..after two fantastic low scores from Joe.
SOME LAUGHTER Um, you were brilliant
low scorers in the first round, and then, the second round,
-we had a high score.
-I'm feeling a bit the same,
but a bit more confident this time.
-Well, that's good.
-We've thrown Fashion at you, Parag.
-You can see...
-And it's stuck.
-Look at that.
-A bit of a change from yesterday.
There we are. Parag, remind us of what you do?
I'm a PhD student at Cardiff.
In heterogeneous cata...catalis...something?
-Close - heterogeneous catalysis.
-That's exactly what I said.
LAUGHTER OK, there we are.
Now, Parag, what would you like to go for on this board?
I think it's got to be the bottom question,
-and Coco Chanel.
-Coco Chanel, says Parag.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
54 - not bad at all, well done. APPLAUSE
Chanel No 5 is called Chanel No 5,
cos it's the fifth version they tested out.
-Because there's a No 19 as well,
so presumably, on the same basis, they must be testing loads.
-Can you imagine?
-Why do they keep on testing after they'd already
-landed on the one they wanted?
-Well, cos, presumably,
-they wanted more.
Um, there we are. Thank you very much.
Now then, Ann, a warm welcome to Pointless.
-Lovely to have you here from Surrey.
-What keeps you busy in Surrey?
-Um, what keeps me busy?
-Well, I'm learning to play piano.
-Even though my piano teacher wears earplugs when I'm at it.
I don't believe that! When did you start learning?
-Um, about two years ago.
-And what spurred you into that?
Um...keeping my brain going during retirement.
-And are you much more diligent about practising?
-I know it's a good...
-I'm still on book one.
-Now, is your piano teacher very patient?
-But I play them well.
LAUGHTER I bet you do.
Are you very reluctant to move on to new pieces,
-once you've got one nice and polished?
-No, I like new pieces.
I think it's my teacher that's reluctant.
Oh, really? Ha-ha!
Is it on your teacher's piano or your piano that you learn?
-There you are.
-And I help out at a blind club as a volunteer.
-Give them lifts, make sandwiches, that sort of stuff.
-Good for you. OK, Ann, this board...
-..in fact is all yours.
Do you fancy talking us through them and see which one you can fill in?
I'll have a go, I'll have a go. I think the top one's
Manolo Blahnik, or something like that.
The Space Odyssey one, I believe, is Hardy Amies.
The model and singer, lady of France, Carla Bruni.
And the Welsh designer, Laura Ashley.
And I don't know the AC.
I think I'll go for Hardy Amies.
Hardy Amies. Sounds good to me.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Hardy Amies.
Very good. Now, our lowest scorer at this point is 42,
which you have passed very comfortably indeed.
Down it goes, look at that! Seven, Ann!
Very well done.
-7 for Hardy Amies.
-I'll tell you - Ann knows her stuff, doesn't she?
Yeah, Hardy Amies, also the dressmaker to the Queen as well.
You took us through the board very nicely.
Manolo Blahnik, you are right.
Actually scores more points than Hardy Amies. Would've scored you 12.
Carla Bruni, you are also correct, for 20.
Laura Ashley, you are also correct.
That would've scored 37. But the best answer on the board,
it's not Abbey Clancy.
Um, Alastair Campbell.
It's not Alastair Campbell, I'm afraid. It's Alexa Chung.
Alexa Chung. And she would've scored you two points.
-Very well done if you said that.
-Thanks very much indeed.
Halfway through the round, let's look at those scores.
Seven, the best score of that pass.
Well done, Ann. And by some margin as well, I might add.
Cos then, we travel up to 42, where we find St Jon and Catherine.
Then up at 54, where we find Parag and Joe.
And then, I'm afraid, it's 100 for Liv and Giles.
That was a tough steer there, I think, the AC.
And I can see, yes, it was very confusing.
-Anyway, Giles, you know what you have to do in the next pass.
So good luck with that. We'll come back down the line now.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
OK, let's put seven more descriptions up on the board.
And here they come. We have got...
I'm going to read those all one last time.
Now then, Janis, a warm welcome to Pointless to you, also from Surrey.
-And what do you like getting up to?
I like planning my holidays, I like going on holiday a lot.
Oh, how nice. Where are you planning at the moment?
We are thinking about going to the States later in the year,
-so we're looking at doing that.
-Have you done the States before?
Yes, a few times, three or four times.
Are you going to go to a new place this time?
-Yes, new area.
-Where do you think?
-Maybe the national parks.
-Ooh, very nice. Yellowstone, somewhere like that.
How wonderful. Very good. Now, Janis, Fashion.
Ann has set you up beautifully there...
-..with a lovely low score of seven.
92 or less is enough to get you into the next round
-before anyone else even answers.
-Well, the last board was lovely,
cos I knew I think all of the answers on that one,
and this one's a bit more difficult, as is always the case.
Um, I think I'm going to give it a go,
-with the make-up artist as Bobbi Brown?
-Bobbi Brown, says Janis.
Let's see if that's right, here is your red line.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Bobbi Brown.
Another great answer from that fourth podium there.
Down it goes.
APPLAUSE Very well done indeed, 17.
Before anyone else has even answered,
-that is the lowest total of the round.
-Yes, by a mile as well.
-We are going to have to watch Janis and Ann, I think.
-I think so.
-Very impressive performance.
-Thank you, Richard. Joe.
Joe, welcome back.
-In your third year...
-Now, also chairman of the Cardiff...
Cardiff University Cricket club.
What about that? What colours do you play in?
-Well, white most of the time.
What are the telltale bits?
We are red, black and yellow, slash gold.
-Oh, that is nice.
-That's a very fine set of colours.
Depends how it goes through the printer, really.
-Depends which printer you use.
-There we are.
And, when you finish at Cardiff, for that time will come to an end...
-Yes, unfortunately so.
-..what will you do?
I've read about this "real life" Um, I'm thinking
I'll probably go travelling, maybe sort of around Europe.
I was thinking more of a career, but, yes...
Well, I'm planning for unemployment then travelling.
-OK, fair enough. There we go.
-And then "a career".
There you go. Now, Joe, you are on 54.
If you can score 45 or less, you're through to the next round.
Yes, I know a few on there, unfortunately.
But I'm going to go for the Malaysian-born shoe designer
-and say Jimmy Choo.
-Jimmy Choo, says Joe.
Here is your red line - if you can get below that with Jimmy Choo,
you are into the next round automatically.
There we are. How many people said Jimmy Choo?
Yes, you've done it.
Very well done indeed. APPLAUSE
45 you needed, 33 you got. 87.
Well played. His real name was actually Jimmy Chow,
but it was misspelt on his birth certificate.
There we are. Thanks very much, well done, Joe.
Through you go to the next round. Now, Giles. I'm sorry.
Yes, that is nothing wrong with Liv's answer,
apart from the fact, um...
it was right in every other regard.
-Giles, welcome to Pointless.
-What do you do?
Er, I work in the NHS, and I'm a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon.
Right you are. Very good. How long have you been doing that?
So, I've been in Coventry for ten years now.
-Right. Were you a surgeon elsewhere?
-So, I was a trainee before that,
and I specialised in children a few years before that.
I see. Because I'm very stupid.
-Orthopaedic surgeon is...
-What exactly is that?
So, er, orthopaedics is bones and joints.
And paediatric orthopaedics is bones and joints in children.
-So I'm a children's bone and joints surgeon.
which is much more complicated, cos their bones are still growing.
You don't want to do anything that's too permanent, presumably,
-to bones that are still in flux?
-Yes, that's exactly right.
And it's one of the joys of treating children, actually, is that
they grow. They get sick quickly, but they get better quickly,
-and it's a fantastic job.
OK, Giles, there you are, high-scorers.
We need a low score from you at the very least to keep you in the game.
So as you can tell, I'm...
Fashion is not my thing, um...
But I think I know some of them.
And I think the top one, son of Sir Terence, is Jasper Conran.
Jasper Conran, says Giles.
No red line for you, I'm afraid, as you're the high-scorers,
but let's see how far down the column we get with Jasper Conran.
Oh, it's a good one. Look at that, 27.
APPLAUSE 27, taking your total up to 127.
Well, you've certainly kept yourselves in the running, anyway,
-Yeah, Jasper Conran. His mother is Shelly Conran, the author.
Thanks very much, Richard.
-Now then, Catherine, welcome back.
Now, remind us what you do, Catherine.
I'm an administrator for a London University.
-But in your spare time...?
-Gothic Valley WI.
Did you set up Gothic Valley WI?
No, um, our current president, Holly, did.
She had been a member of a WI in Devon,
and had decided because we all...
..as a community, as a Gothic community,
generally follow very much closely the WI ethos,
-that it'd be quite fun to set up a branch, so we did.
-So do you have to apply for membership?
-And there you are.
-And have you been along to the big, the Annual General Meeting?
-Yes, we do.
-We're all in.
-All out. All in black! Corsets and all!
-What are the similarities
and ethos between Goths and the WI?
-Jesus and Mary Chain?
Jam and baking. Well, listen, I mean, I knew some Goths in my youth.
They weren't doing a lot of baking.
-Maybe they were.
Maybe they were. Certainly didn't go out much.
Now, Catherine, this board is all yours.
-Would you like to talk us through it?
-Oh, joy, um...
I'm not sure if the Designer Of The Year is Catherine Burton.
The former pop star is Victoria Beckham.
Giorgio Armani did Katie Holmes's bridal dress, I think.
And Naomi Campbell...
Um, I think I might have to say Giorgio Armani.
-Giorgio Armani, says Catherine.
Here is your red line - get below that with Giorgio Armani,
you are into the next round. How many of our 100 said Giorgio Armani?
It's right. And you're through, well done.
-Look at that, 18!
Lovely low score there. That takes your total up to around 60.
Good work, Catherine. A couple of nice answers as well
outside of that one. The pop star is Victoria Beckham.
She would've scored you 61.
And it is of course Naomi Campbell.
Would've scored you 46. So you chose right on the ones you knew.
It's not Catherine Burton. Maybe Sarah Burton you're thinking of.
It is Christopher Bailey, and it's a pointless answer,
so very well done at home if you said Christopher Bailey.
Thanks very much indeed, Richard. So, at the end of our first round,
the pair we have to say goodbye to,
with their high score of 127, I'm so sorry, Giles and Liv,
it is you, um, but I say this from time to time,
but if feels Pointless slightly
owes you one next time you come back.
I'm not saying we'll give you it, just saying...
From a karma point of view, I think that was an unfortunate
slip-up there. We will see you next time, Giles and Liv.
But in the meantime, thanks very much for playing,
Giles and Liv. APPLAUSE
For the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
And just like that, we're down to three pairs.
Obviously, we say goodbye to another pair at the end of this round,
but let's not think about that yet.
Let's just dwell on how brilliantly Janis and Ann did.
Fantastic first round from you, wonderful.
-Individual lowest score and individual joint score.
Joe and Parag, back in the second round again. It's getting through
-to the next round...
-..we have to do, so good luck with that.
And best of luck to St Jon and Catherine as well.
Our category for Round Two this afternoon is...
World Geo... Joe, it's your degree!
-Yeah, I know!
OK! 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...
bodies of water and the countries that border them.
Bodies of water and the countries that border them. Richard?
In a moment, Xander's going to show you the names of four seas.
We're looking for any country that borders one of these seas, please.
As always, by country, we mean a sovereign state
that's a member of the UN in its own right. Very best of luck.
Thanks very much indeed. So, as Richard mentioned,
we'll put these four seas up on the board,
and they will remain up for the entire round.
We won't be changing them halfway through the round.
You just have to name any country that borders one of these four seas,
and here are those bodies of water.
-Hi. Um... Oh.
I am going to take a guess at this and I'm going to say Arabian Sea,
United Arab Emirates.
The United Arab Emirates, says St Jon. Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people went for the UAE.
Look at that, 12.
-12 for the United Arab Emirates.
-Well played, St Jon.
Yes, it's got a coastline on the Persian Gulf,
which is part of the Arabian Sea.
-There we are. Thank you very much. Now, Parag?
-What would you like to go for?
-Er, I want to go for Yemen.
Yemen, says Parag. Yemen - let's see if it's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Yemen.
Well, 12's our only score at this point,
and you're just above it on 13.
APPLAUSE Beautiful grouping there, sir.
-13 for Yemen.
-Yeah, coastline on the Red Sea, and also the Gulf of Aden,
which is also part of the Arabian Sea.
There we are. Now, Janis...
Yeah, um... I think I'll go for Estonia.
Estonia, says Janis. Let's see if Estonia is right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Estonia.
It is right.
Well, 13's our high score, 12 is our low,
so the grouping is pretty tight.
And you join that grouping there at the lower end on 12.
APPLAUSE Very well done indeed, with Estonia.
Nearly 4,000 kilometres shoreline. On the Baltic Sea, of course.
-It is good so far, isn't it?
-Isn't it? Going very well.
Let's just have a look at those scores.
Only two scores between our three pairs.
On 12, we have Janis and Ann.
And we have St Jon and Catherine.
And then, way up to 13, out in front, we have Parag and Joe.
So, Joe, although it's only one point,
there is a little added pressure on your shoulders.
-We need a low score.
-If only there were a geographer in the house(!)
-OK, we come back down the line now.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
Now then, Ann, remember, we're looking for any country
that borders one of these bodies of water.
There we are. What would you like to go for? You're on 12.
Ideally, a pointless answer would keep you...
-I'm not good at this...
-..keep you safe in this game.
-..but I'm going to have a go and say Finland.
-Finland, says Ann.
Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Finland.
There is a sort of imaginary red line,
right at the bottom of the column,
but let's see how far down the column we get with Finland.
It is right.
Oh, look at that.
That's a great answer, ten! APPLAUSE
Lowest score so far, Ann, very well done.
-22 is your total.
-Yeah, Finland's got Baltic coastline as well.
-It is very nervy now, isn't it, this one?
-Very nervy. No-one feeling it more, I suspect,
-than Joe right now.
-You suspect correctly.
-There we are. Geographer Joe, as they call him back in Cardiff.
-Catchy, isn't it(?)
-Um, yes, your target is eight or less.
Er, I am stuck between two.
And pressure is on.
I am going to go for Lithuania.
-Lithuania, says Joe.
Oh, I'm feeling it now.
Lithuania. Here is your red line.
It's low. Lithuania.
Is it right? How many people said it?
Still going down, Joe.
APPLAUSE 11 for Lithuania.
Not bad, not bad.
-The grouping is fantastic here, 24 is your total.
How about this? Yes, 90km of coastline, again on the Baltic.
I promise there are answers here that are not between 10 and 13.
-They do exist.
-This is great!
-Very exciting indeed.
Now then, Catherine. We come to you on 12.
If you can score 11 or less,
you are through to the head-to-head
for a second time.
Oh, dear. Um...
I'm going to have to go for Latvia.
Latvia, says Catherine.
Latvia. Here is your red line.
If you can get below that red line with Latvia,
you are into the head-to-head.
Let's see how many people said Latvia, let's see if it's right.
APPLAUSE 13 for Latvia.
Takes your total up to 25.
Joe and Parag, you've broken through the glass ceiling that is Round Two,
you are into the head-to-head.
Very well done. What an exciting second round.
Amazing! I suspect, Joe,
you were choosing between Lithuania and Latvia, were you?
-Well, yes, and Qatar as well.
-Oh, Qatar as well.
Qatar would've scored you six points, would've ruined everything.
-Would've ruined everything for everybody.
-Don't tell me that!
That was a terrific round. Now, there's only one pointless answer
for any of these, so well done to our 100.
Bordering the Arabian and the Red Sea is Djibouti.
-Djibouti would've been a pointless answer.
Now, Red Sea, you'd have got one point for Eritrea,
five points for Sudan. You'd have got 13 points for Jordan.
Those are the best answers there. Caspian Sea - only three answers.
Kazakhstan would've scored you one,
and Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan would've scored three.
Baltic and Caspian - Russia would've scored you 31.
The best answers for Baltic Sea alone would've been Poland,
which would've scored you five. Denmark would've scored you six,
Germany would've scored you seven, and Sweden, nine.
The Arabian and Red Sea - Saudi Arabia, 29.
Arabian Sea and Caspian Sea - only one answer is Iran,
and Iran would've scored you 19.
And the Arabian Sea, some good answers here.
Bahrain and Kuwait both would've scored you three points.
Six for Qatar, as I say, seven for Iraq,
eight for Pakistan, 11 for Oman.
Those are the best answers in all the categories up there.
India would've scored you 12 for the Arabian Sea as well.
Thanks very much indeed, Richard. So at the end of our second round,
the pair who are heading home with a high score of 25...
High score, it's not a high score,
it's a brilliant low score, but just one higher
than your nearest rival, but, St Jon and Catherine,
I'm afraid it's the end of the road, but it's been wonderful
having you on both shows. Thank you so much for playing.
-St Jon and Catherine.
But for Janis and Ann, Joe and Parag,
it's now time for our head-to-head.
Congratulations, Janis and Ann, Joe and Parag,
you're now one step closer to the final and a chance
to play for our jackpot, which currently stands at £1,000.
Well, here we are, we have reached that lovely level
of the head-to-head round, which means, from now on, you can confer.
You can pool your resources, which is fabulous.
First player to win two questions will be going through to that final.
Best of luck to both pairs. Let's play the head-to-head.
Here's your first question, and it concerns...
-The Rat Pack, Richard.
-Yes, we'll show you five pictures now
of members of what were referred to as the Rat Pack.
Can you identify the most obscure of these five, please?
Thanks very much indeed. OK, let's reveal our five Rat Pack people.
And here... Five RATS! And we have...
There we go, five members of the Rat Pack.
You just need to identify them.
Janis and Ann, you've been our low scorers, so you will go first.
-We'll go for C.
Joey Bishop, say Janis and Ann.
Joey Bishop. Now then, Joe and Parag?
Do you want to talk us through the rest of that board?
Er, I can...
A is Frank Sinatra.
D, I believe, Sammy Davis Jr.
And E is Tony Bennett.
E or D.
D, Sammy Davis Jr.
OK, D, Sammy Davis Jr.
So, we have Joey Bishop, we have Sammy Davis Jr.
Janis and Ann went for Joey Bishop. Let's see if that is right for C.
Let's see how many of our 100 people got Joey Bishop.
It is Joey Bishop.
Oh, look at that, it's a brilliant answer.
APPLAUSE Look at that - one!
One of our 100 people got Joey Bishop.
Very well done indeed, Janis and Ann just keep on going.
Joe and Parag have gone for Sammy Davis Jr for D.
Let's see how many of our 100 people got that.
Still, a correct answer, but well done, Janis and Ann.
-After one question, you are up 1-0.
-Yeah, not a lot you could do there.
It's the best answer on the board by an absolute mile.
Very well played.
Let's take a look at the rest.
You were right about Frank Sinatra,
but Sinatra obviously a big scorer, would've scored you 81.
Ladies, do you know B as well?
-Peter Lawford, yeah.
Um, scores more than Joey Bishop, though, scores you 14.
And not Tony Bennett, E.
-But Dean Martin.
-Yeah, Dean Martin.
And that would've scored you 70.
Why were they called the Rat Pack, Richard?
Oh, because they used to eat...
-They chased rats.
That's where they started, before they got famous.
-They were used in cotton mills in California...
-Just turn up?
-Turn up and they were chased...
-Sometimes, they'd sing,
literally while they were... CLICKS HIS FINGERS
Which wasn't what they were paid to do, but that's when...
A Hollywood producer who was buying some cotton for a film,
a film all about cotton, which is called The Cotton Club...
-and he was there.
Suddenly, he heard this singing. He goes, "Who are these guys?"
"Oh, what, the Rat Pack? They're just catching rats."
-And he goes, "Hold on, I've got an idea here."
-And before you know it, the Rat Pack are born.
-There we are. Brilliant. Thank you very much.
-No, an absolute pleasure.
Anything else you need to know, just ask me.
Here comes your second question. Joe and Parag, you answer first,
but you have to win it to stay in the game, so best of luck with that.
Our second question today is all about...
Historic Buildings In London.
Yeah, five clues now to Historic Buildings In London.
Can you give us the most obscure answer?
OK, let's reveal our five clues, and here they come. We've got...
Five clues there. I'll read them again.
Joe, Parag, it's over to you.
OK, so the second question,
we're going for Westminster Abbey.
Westminster Abbey, say Joe and Parag,
Westminster Abbey for the Duke of Wellington's tomb.
Now, Janis and Ann, it's over to you.
Talk us through the board.
-Right, well, the top one is Madame Tussauds.
I'm not sure about the Duke of Wellington, it does say Cathedral,
so I'm thinking maybe St Paul's.
Midland Grand Hotel, that's St Pancras.
The Royal Palace is Hampton Court, just down the road.
And then the official residence must be Buckingham Palace.
-Go Hampton Court, then.
-We'll go for Hampton Court.
-You'll go for Hampton Court. Keep it local.
OK, there we are, Hampton Court.
So we have Westminster Abbey and we have Hampton Court Palace.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Westminster Abbey,
but let's, crucially, see if it's right.
Oh, bad luck, Joe and Parag, I'm afraid, an incorrect answer there,
which means Janis and Ann, you merely have to be correct
with Hampton Court and you will be going through to the final.
Let's see if you are correct.
Oh, it's not a bad score either, 43 for Hampton Court Palace.
APPLAUSE But as I say, most importantly,
you are correct, which means, after only two questions,
you're straight through to the final 2-0.
Through to the final, Janis and Ann. We might give you the money now.
-You don't get anything wrong at all.
Taking us through the board very nicely again.
Madame Tussauds up the top there, would've scored you 86 points.
You're correct that the Cathedral is St Paul's Cathedral, that's 36.
The best answer on the board is the next one down, it is St Pancras.
31 points for that.
-They reopened it in 2011, it's beautiful.
It's well worth a visit if you're down in St Pancras or King's Cross.
Really worth it. You can wander in there, wander around.
And it is Buckingham Palace,
and Buckingham Palace would've scored 75.
Thanks very much. Interesting that scores less than Madame Tussauds
-somehow, isn't it?
-It is. Well, you can see the Queen in both of them.
LAUGHTER That's true.
-But you can get closer to her in Madame Tussauds.
There you are. Absolutely right. Well, thank you very much.
So, the pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head round,
I'm afraid, Joe and Parag, it's been a brilliant campaign this time.
Through to the head-to-head. THEY LAUGH
I mean, there was nothing you could do, and that just slightly put you
-on the back foot, I think, didn't it?
But it's been great having you on the show.
Thank you for playing. Joe and Parag!
But for Janis and Ann, it's now time for our Pointless final.
Congratulations, Janis and Ann.
You have seen off all the competition
and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.
You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot,
and, at the end of today's show, the jackpot is standing at £1,000.
Well, you just haven't put a foot wrong.
From Hardy Amies at the beginning to Hampton Court at the end,
lovely low scores, 2-0 in the head-to-head. It's all just perfect.
I'm only sorry it's not a slightly bigger jackpot, to be honest,
-but very impressive.
-It can only go downhill now, then!
-Well, let's see.
As always, you get to choose your category from the four we put up
on the board. Today's selection of categories looks like this.
We've got New Jersey In Popular Culture, Summer - oh, that's nice -
Opera, and Acting Seans.
-Acting Seans or Summer? Summer could be nice.
-Let's have a go at...
-Oh, Acting Seans - I only know one.
-We'll go for summer.
-You're going to go for Summer - OK, Summer it is.
-OK, very best of luck.
There's one of these I think that you can certainly have a crack at.
People at home can as well.
Maybe the others as well.
Let's find out. Here are your three categories.
We are looking for the title of any UK top 40 single
released by Donna Summer according to officialcharts.com.
We are looking for any cast member,
the name of anyone credited with acting,
in I Know What You Did Last Summer, according to IMDB,
and we're looking for any of the top 48 countries
visited by UK residents in 2014, please.
So, according to the Office of National Statistics,
the top 48 countries visited by UK residents.
-Very, very best of luck.
-Thanks very much indeed.
Now, as always, you've got a minute to come up with three answers,
and all you need to win that jackpot
is for just one of your answers to be pointless. Are you ready?
-Good. Let's put 60 seconds up on the clock.
There they are. Your time starts now.
Donna Summer. Do you know any Donna Summer?
-I know one.
I Feel Love, I think it's called.
-And I don't know...
-I don't know the cast.
Shall we just...? We'll get rid of the cast.
-It's going to be Spain and France and...
-The top 48...
I'm trying to think.
What about the Azores, somewhere like that?
What about one of these Scandinavian countries,
-maybe Sweden or somewhere like that?
-Yeah, could do.
Do you want to go...? Yeah, cos it's got to be pointless,
-so there's no point even going for a definite, really.
So, do you want to go for the Donna Summer?
-Go for that.
-It's probably well-known, but we'll just have a go.
-And we'll have a go with Sweden.
-Sweden, and shall we try the Azores?
Is it a country?
-Ten seconds left.
-Oh, maybe not, no.
Let's go Poland.
Yeah, could do.
-It's the whole year, isn't it?
-OK, that's your time up. I now need your three answers.
-We're going to go with Donna Summer, I Feel Love.
-I Feel Love.
But we're not sure about that. And then the countries...
-..we're going to go for Sweden...
OK, of those three, which is your best shot at a pointless answer?
-If it's right, I think Poland will be.
-OK, Poland goes last.
-Least likely to be pointless?
-Yeah, Donna Summer.
-I Feel Love, OK.
-Really not confident.
Let's pop those answers on the board in that order, and here they are.
Well, three good answers on the board there.
What would you do if one of those turns out to be pointless
and wins that jackpot for you?
What would you spend your jackpot winnings on, Janis?
Er, well, my husband volunteers at a charity in Dorking called
The Brigitte Trust, so, certainly, some of it would go for that,
and maybe treat my daughters as well.
Very good indeed. Ann, how about you?
I'd probably take some family members out for dinner,
and make the sandwiches for the blind club.
Very nice. Two lovely things to be doing with your winnings there.
Let's hope one of these answers... Wouldn't it be lovely
-if one of these answers wins that jackpot for you?
You just deserve it, just on the strength of your performance alone throughout the entire show.
Anyway, your first answer was I Feel Love.
We were looking for Donna Summer, UK top 40 singles.
If this is pointless, it'll win you £1,000.
How many of our 100 people said I Feel Love?
Well, it's right. I think we knew that, though.
I Feel Love now has to be pointless for you to win that jackpot.
Down it goes through the 30s...
Oh, 35. 35 for I Feel Love.
-Not a bad score, but I'm afraid not a pointless answer.
We only need pointless answers in this round.
Your next answer was Sweden. In this case, we were looking
for the 48 most visited countries by UK residents.
If it's right and, if it's pointless, it'll win you £1,000.
How many of our 100 people said Sweden?
It's right. A correct answer, Sweden.
Now, Donna Summer's I Feel Love took us down to 35.
We've passed 35 comfortably with Sweden.
Down we go through the teens and into single figures.
Down we go, still in single figures. Going down...
It's not there! Well done indeed. APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
-Look at that.
-I can't believe it!
-That is brilliant!
-I can't believe that!
Well done, you. Superb!
Well, Sweden was a pointless answer,
which means you go home with that jackpot of £1,000 - brilliant.
-Thank you so much.
-Oh, my gosh!
-I knew that question was made for you,
cos it's one of those ones. We don't know the answers, do we?
But you've got to sort of work it out in your head, and Poland -
your other answer - it's also on the list,
would've scored you one point.
-Would've scored you one point.
Um, now, we'll get onto that list in a moment, but we'll start
with the other answers. We'll start with Donna Summer.
The big answers for that were I Feel Love, Hot Stuff, MacArthur Park -
they were the big answers, but plenty of pointless answers as well.
Dinner With Gershwin, Down Deep Inside.
No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) was a pointless answer.
State Of Independence, a pointless answer as well.
You could've had Back In Love Again, Heaven Knows, I Love You,
I Remember Yesterday, Rumour Has It, Unconditional Love, Winter Melody -
all of those were pointless answers.
Well done if you said any of those.
Now, the cast of I Know What You Did Last Summer,
only five scoring answers here, actually.
You'd have scored points for Sarah Michelle Gellar,
Freddie Prinze Jr, Jennifer Love Hewitt,
Johnny Galecki and Ryan Phillippe.
Everyone else in that film was a pointless answer.
Now, the top 48 countries, lots and lots of pointless answers here.
Er, we start with Jamaica. I was thinking of those holiday islands,
but actually, only Jamaica and Barbados would've scored you one -
they're the only of those kind of Caribbean islands on the list.
Luxembourg was a pointless answer. Russia, a pointless answer.
There's Sweden as well. Plenty more.
Denmark was a pointless answer, Finland also a pointless answer -
it comes back again. Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Nigeria, Norway,
Pakistan, Romania, Slovakia, Tunisia.
So lots of interesting names on that list.
Congratulations. You've absolutely stormed the entire show,
and lovely to see you walk away with the jackpot as well.
-Thank you so much.
-Thanks very much, Richard,
and thanks once again to our winning players, Janis and Ann,
who go away with today's jackpot of £1,000.
Join us next time, when we'll be putting more obscure knowledge
to the test on Pointless. 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.