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Thank you very much indeed.
Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong,
and a very warm welcome to Pointless,
the show where obvious answers mean nothing
and obscure answers mean everything.
Let's meet today's players.
And couple number one.
Hi, my name's Sarah, this is my husband Andy and we're from Leeds.
Couple number two.
Hi, my name's Ray, this is my mum Jean,
and we're from Llandudno in North Wales.
Couple number three.
Hi, I'm Gareth and this is Dave.
We're work colleagues from South Wales.
And finally couple number four.
Hi, I'm Kerry, this is my partner Hannah,
and we're from Stalybridge in Greater Manchester.
And these are today's contestants.
Thanks very much to all of you, a very warm welcome to Pointless.
Great to have you here. We'll get to chat to each of you
throughout the show, of course, as it goes along.
So that just leaves one more person for me to introduce,
the sat nav guiding us away from stupidity via Leeds and Powys.
It's my Pointless friend, it's Richard.
Hiya. Hello, everybody.
-Afternoon. Good afternoon to you.
Now, talking of Powys, we've got two pairs here from Wales,
and we just sent another pair back to Wales with £6,250
-in their back pockets, didn't we?
-We have, yes.
Sian and Ian winning that jackpot in the last round
on Queen songs, which is fantastic,
and Nirvana songs, as well, didn't they?
But they got two pointless answers.
But two pairs returning from that show on our first two podiums,
Sarah and Andy and Jean and Ray,
who were knocked out in the first and second rounds.
But we also, I happen to know,
have a train driver versus a bus driver on today's show.
-Finally, it happens.
I know, right?
-That is pretty cool.
-Like a dream come true.
What do you reckon, train or bus?
It's so hard, isn't it?
I love buses but I love trains as well.
Buses can go their own way,
trains very much have to follow a preordained route.
Yes, that's true, but then trains often get replaced
by a bus service, whereas buses never get replaced
-by a train service.
There you go. OK.
Now, Ian and Sian won the jackpot last time,
so today's jackpot starts off back at £1,000, there it is.
Now, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.
So, remember, the pair with the highest score
at the end of each round will be eliminated.
The pair with the highest score, so keep those scores nice and low.
No conferring in the first two rounds as well.
Best of luck. Our first category today...
..is capital cities, capital cities.
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, so, our question concerns...
European Union capital cities east of London, Richard.
Yeah, looking for the capital city of any country
that's a member of the European Union
that are east of London.
Essentially, we're going to show you a big map, though,
which will firstly show you what countries are in the European Union,
and secondly what we mean by east.
We learn as we go along, don't we, Richard?
-We do, yes.
OK, so we're going to show you an image,
let's have a look at that image. Here it comes.
So, essentially anything to the right of that line is east.
So the capital cities of any of those countries
that are coloured in blue,
which are the EU member states.
OK, thank you very much.
Now, Andy, welcome back.
-We had to say goodbye to you
-at the end of the first round last time.
-That won't be happening again.
-I hope not.
That won't be happening again. Andy, remind us what you do.
-I'm a bus driver.
-You're the bus driver.
Quite tough to be representing the whole bus driver community
on the show today, up against your archrivals,
the train drivers, there.
But we're always on time.
Wow, throwing down the gauntlet early, there, Andy!
When you're not driving buses,
remind us what you like getting up to.
I like movies, I like cooking an awful lot.
I also like playing a bit of Scrabble.
When you say cooking an awful lot,
a lot of leftovers, you mean, at the end of the...?
-Yes, now, that's the kind of cook I like.
What do you like cooking, do you have a particular?
I steer clear of baking quite often,
because that's not my strong suit as far as cooking's concerned.
-However, I do like cooking Oriental food.
Which particular kind?
I make a mean fried rice.
Very good indeed.
You can have tea after this.
We can have tea while we watch the news.
Andy, what would you like to go for?
I'm going to go for the capital city of Lithuania, Vilnius.
Vilnius says Andy.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Vilnius.
Oh, it's a good answer, Andy, look at that, down it goes,
still going down, 7, very well done indeed,
what a fabulous start to the show.
That's a very good start, Andy, well played.
Wouldn't want to be a train driver right about now!
In Lithuania they don't have the Easter Bunny,
they have the Easter Granny.
-That's sweet, isn't it?
-That is sweet.
Kind of makes more sense as well.
Yes, I'm guessing the Easter Granny hops a bit less.
Yes, not so much, not so much hopping, yes.
Very nice. Very nice, yeah.
Yes. Jean, welcome back to pointless.
Now, remind us what you do, Jean.
I'm, at the moment, looking after my granddaughter.
-So, she's 18 months and it's really nice looking after her.
Very nice indeed.
She'll be watching right now, I think, in Llandudno.
-And what other things do you like to get up to?
I like reading,
I like walking because it's such a lovely place to walk around in.
-And that's basically what I do, really.
Very nice indeed. Now, Jean, would you like to go for?
Capital cities east of London.
I'm not really sure but I'm going for Valletta in Malta.
All the Vs so far.
OK, Vilnius and Valletta in Malta, let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
It is right.
Oh, look at that, 5!
Very well done indeed.
That's another very good answer, yeah, isn't it?
It was commissioned by a Pope, Valletta,
who wanted it to be a fortress and a cultural masterpiece.
It is - currently it's neither of those things, really,
-but it's very nice.
-Oh, well that's good.
-Yeah, exactly, exactly that.
Aim high. There we are, thank you, Rich.
Now, David, warm welcome to you to Pointless.
-What do you do, David?
I'm a train driver instructor.
-Do you have a clipboard when you're driving and say...
"I would like you to emergency brake"?
-I do sometimes, yeah.
The worst thing with being a train driver instructor
is when they have to do the 3-point turn, right?
-That's true, yes!
How long does it take to teach someone to drive a train?
Between the theory and practice before they're out on their own,
probably around nine months or so.
I was looking for more like quarter of an hour!
Ah, nine... Right, a lot there.
Plenty more to ask you about this David,
but we must get on with the game. What are you going to go for?
OK, following on from my bus driver friend, there...
..I'm going to go for another Baltic state and say Tallinn.
Tallinn. OK, Tallinn says David.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said that.
Look at that, 11 for Tallinn.
11 for Tallinn.
Bus drivers winning at this stage, David.
Yeah, it's a good answer.
Capital, as you say, of Estonia, there it is.
Very good answers so far.
-It's been really impressive so far, hasn't it?
I mean, that's, yeah, that's good going.
OK, Kerry, welcome to pointless.
Lovely to have you here. What do you do, Kerry?
I'm an ecologist.
In what sphere?
So, I do habitat surveys,
wildlife surveys for housing developers.
-When they're looking to build
to try and enhance and maintain the wildlife.
Bats, I'm thinking, that's the thing we all have to be looking out for.
-What else? Newts, that's the other one.
You'll find me stood in a pond in the middle of the night
up to my waist, that's generally what I do.
There you go. And quite often you'll find these things.
Absolutely, yeah, yeah.
Yeah. And what are your interests outside the world of ecology?
Well, a lot of my interests are related to that,
so I really like the outdoors,
so I go walking a lot, but then I like pub quizzes,
reading, TV, so a general wide range of stuff, really.
Very good. How about travelling?
How about travelling to countries east of the UK,
but in the European Union?
Yes, well, not my strongest point, this one,
but I will go for a country that I have been to in the past
when I went to visit Legoland as a child in Denmark,
and I'll go Copenhagen.
Copenhagen says Kerry.
OK, let's see how many of our 100 people said Copenhagen.
There we are, it's right.
Well, 5's our low score,
11 is our high.
Legoland you see, I blame that.
31, a high score, there, for Copenhagen.
You know they have no word for "please" in Danish?
Interesting. And they're a very polite people.
Oh, they're very polite, almost to a fault.
But they don't have the word please,
they would say "Thank you" instead of "please".
There you go. OK, now, we're halfway through the round.
Let's take a look at those scores.
Well done Jean, the lowest score of that pass there.
7, Andy and Sarah. 11, David and Gareth.
Then up to 31, Kerry and Hannah.
Hannah, we need a low score from you.
-A low score. Good luck with that.
We're going to come back down the line now.
Could the second players please step up to the podium?
OK, so Hannah, remember, we're looking for any capital city
in the EU but east of London.
Welcome to Pointless, Hannah.
-What do you do?
I'm a speech and language therapist for children.
Very good indeed.
And how long have you done that for?
I think it's about 11 years.
11, well, that's fun, because you've seen quite a lot of people
go through and go on and achieve things linguistically.
Yeah, growing up, yeah, it's been really interesting.
-And what are your hobbies, Hannah?
We have games nights where we try and cook food
from different countries,
so we've just got all the world's countries in a hat
and we pull out a country and then we have to cook their food.
How long have they got to prepare?
Oh, quite a long time, about a month.
About a month, OK, so it's not quite like MasterChef.
Yeah, we don't do it there and then!
You've got to use the contents of the fridge!
-We might do that next!
-That's quite fun, I mean,
what have been the notable disasters of that?
Oh, it was an island country,
I can't remember which one it was,
but we did like a chilli and tuna soup.
It's not what it sounds like.
No. Now, Hannah, you're on 31, you're the highest scorers.
-We need a low score from you.
Yeah, despite doing all that cooking and stuff,
I don't know very many capital cities, unfortunately.
So, I'm just going to go Lisbon.
Lisbon says Hannah.
Let's see if it's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people said Lisbon.
Bit of a murmur from our crowd there.
-I heard it!
-No red line for you, I'm afraid, as you're the high-scorers.
Yes, I'm afraid it's not east.
Oh, no, it's not!
I'm sorry, that's scored you 100 points, I'm sorry.
There's a red line and everything!
Can we go again?
Next show you can, yes!
No geography, no red lines!
131 is your total.
Yeah, I'm so sorry, Hannah, it is to the left of that.
-Never eat shredded wheat,
and it's very much on the wheat side of things.
Thanks very much, Richard.
Now, Gareth, welcome to the show.
-A train driver.
-And is David your teacher?
-He was my teacher, yeah.
-For a while.
-For the whole nine months?
No, no, I had him for a couple of months.
Which side does David teach, which?
He taught me where I was going.
Well, the track showed me more where I was going,
but he sort of helped a bit.
So, is he at your side as you go out for the first time?
-That's got to be exciting, hasn't it?
-And where are you driving now, which route do you drive?
South Wales through the valleys,
glamorous places like Merthyr Tydfil, Barry Island.
I know, it's a dream, isn't it?
But it is nice.
-It is a dream, isn't it?
-It is a dream.
There are very few people in the world
who have jobs that people genuinely dreamt of doing. Yeah.
And train driver, bus driver, they're one of them.
I would say ecologist, as well, funnily enough.
Those things where it's something that you have a passion for.
People would kill to do that job.
They wouldn't kill to do that job, that's ridiculous.
People would love to do that job.
They would love to do that job. Gareth, good news,
you're through to the next round, doesn't matter what you score.
But I think there's got to be a nice low-scoring one on there
that you know.
Well, actually, it's not a good round for me
because it involves knowing stuff, which is not always great,
but I'm hoping this one will give us a good finish and I'll say Helsinki.
Helsinki. That can give a lovely finish, can't it, Helsinki?
Let's see that's right. No red line for you, you're already through.
Let's see how many people said it.
Not bad at all, Gareth, there we are, 18.
Very well done. Takes your total up to 29.
Yeah, very well played, still very much advantage bus drivers so far
in terms of the scores, but not a bad answer at all.
I've never met a Finnish person I didn't like.
Yeah, I've met a few, I've met a few Finns.
-They're all lovely, aren't they?
-Yeah, I think they are.
You know, Finns, I've never met a... I won't say that.
-You've never met...
-I'm not going to talk about other countries.
Other countries. You're quite right.
But there are quite a few other countries in that area
where you will just meet 100% nice people.
-There you go. OK, now, Ray, great news for you as well,
you're also through to the next round.
Remind us what you do, Ray.
I work in traffic management at the moment.
Traffic management. Whereabouts are you managing the traffic?
Just around sort of North Wales area,
through to Chester and that sort of area.
Presumably, today, that's just chaos, there.
There are a few more people in the office...
OK, another couple of guys there.
OK, on the traffic management detail.
We are not in everyone's good books, to be honest.
What does that actually mean?
This is traffic lights, designing systems?
Yes, sort of closing roads and things like that
for utility companies. Yes, we can get on people's nerves.
Quite fun, isn't it? That's really fun.
Do you feel like you're God, as you look down on your systems?
Now you mention it, actually, I might look at it that way.
That's not a bad way to look at it.
I think that's another career people would quite like, I think.
Yes, being in charge of closing roads.
Or just in charge of traffic lights, in fact.
I would love to be in charge of traffic lights.
-As long as you could be there to watch.
-Oh, man, oh, man.
Ray, what would you like to go for? You're through.
Yes, I've had a few in my head.
And I'm glad there was 100 points there,
because I wasn't too sure of them.
But I'm hoping I'd just go with Stockholm.
Stockholm, says Ray.
-They are nice.
They're nice. Let's see how many of our 100 said Stockholm.
No red line, you are already through.
There we go, 33 for Stockholm,
38 your total.
That's another very good answer.
-There it is.
-Thank you very much, Richard.
Pleasure. So, now, Sarah.
-Sarah, remind us what you do.
I'm a senior credit controller for a food manufacturing company.
That is right. And you are sending food all over the place.
-Just within the UK, or...?
-No, it's European as well.
Oh, to European capitals, I'll be bound.
So you will have a good inside track on this.
Oh. Only the foodie capitals.
-Now, Sarah, there you are on 7,
doesn't matter what you score. What would you like to go for?
I was going to go for Valletta,
and then I was going to go for Helsinki,
so I will go for Reykjavik.
Reykjavik, says Sarah.
OK, let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
No, I'm afraid it is not in the EU.
Scores you 100 points.
Takes your total up to 107.
EU - and it's the other side of the red line.
Oh, and it's the other side of the red line.
It is very much in the Lisbon side of the line.
Very much, you're right.
Again, all Icelandic people tend to be lovely.
They do. Norwegians, they are the people I was thinking of.
-Yes, I knew you were.
-You love Norwegians.
Yes. Now, there's no pointless answers at all.
So we've had some very, very good scoring in this round.
The best answer you could have given us is Ljubljana,
which is the capital of Slovenia.
Would have scored you 3 points.
4 points for Nicosia and Zagreb, Croatia and Cyprus.
5 points for Bratislava, which is Slovakia.
7 points for Bucharest, which is Romania.
Sofia would have scored you 10 points,
as would have Luxembourg and Riga.
So those are all the low scorers, well done if you said any of those.
The top three scorers, let's take a look.
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 131,
I'm sorry, Hannah and Kerry, it is you.
But we will see you again next time, I'm sure you'll go much further.
Thanks for playing. Kerry and Hannah.
But for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
Look at that, we are down to three pairs.
At the end of this round, we will be down to two.
But, Andy, Jean, very well done.
Our notable low scorers in that round.
But everybody did OK. We made it through.
So, very well done. Best of luck to all three pairs.
Our category for Round Two today...
is authors. Authors.
Can you all decide in your pairs who's going to go first,
who's going to go second?
And whoever is going first, please step up to the podium.
OK, and the question concerns...
-On each board we are going to show you
the first published novel by six famous authors.
We just need you to tell us the name of the author, please.
There's going to be six on each board,
12 in all to have a go at at home. Good luck.
OK, so we're looking for the authors of these debut novels,
and here's our first board of six. We've got...
I'll read those one last time.
To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee.
Harper Lee, says Sarah, for To Kill A Mockingbird.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said that.
Not bad, 47.
47 for Harper Lee.
Yes, she was able to commit to writing that book
because two of her friends had such faith in her talent,
as a Christmas present they gave her enough money to write for a year.
-Isn't that lovely?
I assume they made that money back.
I would hope maybe they got a little Christmas present themselves
-You would hope so. What if she just didn't?
Didn't pay them back.
"I don't really see them so much any more."
A signed copy should do it, I should think.
-Now, that's a brave smile.
It's not the easiest board, is it?
No, I'm not a big reader, if I'm being honest.
Unless it's probably about football or the newspaper or something.
Or traffic, Ray.
Traffic. That's a good point.
It's a complete guess.
Sense and Sensibility...
Why not? Let's just try it.
Jane Austen. How many people said that?
Is it right?
It is absolutely right.
Jane Austen it is.
62, not bad, as well.
Gets you quite a way down the column. 62.
Yes, well played. She'd finished the original versions
of Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice
and Northanger Abbey by the time she was 23 years old.
I know, it's quite annoying.
Yes, it's a bit annoying.
Anyway, thank you very much indeed, Richard.
Now, David, this board is all yours.
Talk us through it.
I wish I could.
I wish I could give you any one of them there, but I can't.
I don't have any of them. The two already given I knew,
but I don't know any of the others.
How far out of the station, David, do I start slowing?
Well, you speed up when you leave the station normally.
No, no, before I come into the station, David.
Depends how fast you're going, really.
I can see why it takes nine months!
OK, David, what would you like to go for?
It's a name plucked out of thin air, I've got no idea.
The name is good. Which title do you want to attach it to?
The most recent one, The Secret History.
The Secret History, Martin James.
Let's see what happens when we say that to the column.
There's a surprise.
Sorry, David, not Martin James.
That scores you 100 pints.
Yes, it is a tough board, especially with those two taken off it.
The Dying of the Light is very, very much more famous
for another series of books.
But that was the first book by George RR Martin,
the Game of Thrones author.
Very well done if you knew that, 3 points.
The Thomas Berryman Number is James Patterson.
One of the great thriller writers.
That would have scored 5. These two are wonderful books.
The Secret History is Donna Tartt.
Really, really worth reading that, 6 points for that.
-And The Wasp Factory.
The wonderful Iain Banks.
And that would have scored 15.
Fabulous. Thank you much indeed.
OK, we're halfway through the round, let's take a look at those scores.
47 the best score of that pass.
Very high-scoring round.
They were tough.
But, yes, very well done, Ray.
Ray and Jean kept in the game there by Ray's last-minute,
pluck out of thin air for Jane Austen.
Then David and Gareth, I'm sorry, up there at 100.
So, yes, Gareth, we need a very nice low-scoring answer from you.
Let's hope the next board is a little bit kinder
than that one was to you.
We are going to come back down the line.
Can the second players step up to the podium?
OK, we are going to put six more first novels up on the board,
and here they are. We've got...
Here they come again.
It's unfortunate, because I knew Iain Banks on the last one.
-I know, nice fella.
This is awful, though.
There's only one that I actually know.
But we've just got to get one right, just to save...
It might be the only one everyone else knows.
So I'm going to go with Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
and JK Rowling.
JK Rowling, says Gareth.
No red line for you as you are the high-scorers.
How many people said JK Rowling?
It's right. 79.
179 is your total.
Yes, JK Rowling,
she has since written follow-up books with the same character.
-The character Harry Potter.
Oh, he returns, comes back for more?
She wrote other books with him as a character.
He is, I think he's an accountant.
Oh, that does sound good.
It does sound good, thank you.
Now then, Jean.
I know absolutely none of these.
What I'm going to do is say Brad Pitt, Fight Club,
because he was in it.
Maybe he wrote the book as well.
Shall we find out? Let's see, Brad Pitt.
-That's a surprise!
Listen, the good news is, it doesn't matter.
You're through anyway. I should have said,
there was no red line for that reason,
but there you are, 162 is your total.
Yes, he's talented, Brad Pitt, but not that talented.
Thanks very much indeed. Now, Andy, you are also through, by the way.
Which I'm so pleased at.
Fantastic. I'm no good at literature whatsoever.
So I can't talk you through any of the board.
I obviously knew JK Rowling, I'll just have to take a guess.
And I would say The Mysterious Affair at Styles,
Charlotte Bronte, says Andy.
No red line. Let's see what happens when we say Charlotte Bronte.
There we are, another 100.
It's been a good round, this, hasn't it?
-Hasn't it just?
-That takes your total up to 147.
Look at those scores.
If Charlotte Bronte had written it in 1920,
it would have been a very mysterious affair, I suspect!
You will know this one. This is the one I think you could guess maybe.
It's Agatha Christie. Agatha Christie wrote that.
Would have scored 14 points.
18 points for that.
Some of our younger types will know this one.
Veronica Roth was the answer to that.
Very well done if you said that.
8 points. Fight Club is Chuck Palahniuk.
He's an unbelievably wonderful writer, Chuck Palahniuk.
5 points for that. And Looking for Alaska, again another one,
is massive among teen audience.
It is John Green.
So, well done if you said that. 6 points.
So, Chuck Palahniuk is the best answer there.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
So, at the end of our second round,
the pair we send home with their high score of 179,
Gareth and David, I'm afraid it is you.
But we will see you again next time, as you said, Gareth.
We will look forward to that very much indeed.
But I'm sure you will go much further. But in the meantime,
thank you very much, Gareth and David.
But for the remaining two pairs, it's now time for our head-to-head.
Congratulations Jean and Ray, Sarah and Andy,
you're now one step closer to the final
and a chance to play for our jackpot,
which is currently standing at £1,000.
We've made it to the head-to-head,
which means you're now allowed to confer
before giving your answers.
The first pair to win two questions will be playing for that jackpot.
So two returning pairs,
but neither pair has been in the head-to-head before
so we are in uncharted waters.
Anything could happen. The very best of luck to both pairs,
let's play the head-to-head.
Here is your first question.
And it is all about returning wildlife.
Returning wildlife, Richard.
Every time you go to a shop and you buy an animal
and there's something wrong with it...
It's not that at all, we're going to show you five pictures
of animals that have made a comeback -
their numbers have increased in the UK or in continental Europe,
and you have to give us the most obscure answer you can.
It's an uplifting thing to be talking about, isn't it?
How nice, let's reveal our five returning wildlife representatives.
Here they are.
There we go.
Five returning species.
Jean and Ray, you're our low scorers, so you go first.
We'll go for D. Red kite.
OK, red kite say Jean and Ray. Red kite.
Now, Sarah and Andy...
You can talk out loud, do all your reasoning out loud if you like.
So we think A is a beaver.
Not sure about B.
Is it a kookaburra? I don't know.
C is a Sun Eagle.
And is E Lemur?
that's probably easy to guess, isn't it?
So Sun Eagle because beaver will be too high.
-Sun Eagle, C.
-Sun eagle for C.
So we have red kite and sun eagle.
Jean and Ray have gone for red kite let's see if that's right for D.
Let's see how many people said it.
50 for red kite.
Now Sarah and Andy have gone for sun eagle for C.
Let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
Bad luck. Not a sun eagle, which means, Jean and Ray, well done.
After one question you're up 1-0.
Well played Jean and Ray, not a sun eagle.
Introduced to Scotland 40 years ago... Reintroduced.
-Sea eagle yeah, over 100 breeding pairs now,
including the first ones on Orkney recently as well.
56 points for that.
A is the beaver.
Would have scored you 78 points.
B is the corncrake.
10 points for that.
There are lots of different types of corncrakes,
the rarest is the Crunchy Nut Corncrake.
And E is the Lynx.
And that would have scored 66 points.
Beautiful, isn't it, the Lynx?
Isn't it? Thanks very much, Richard.
Here comes your second question,
Sarah and Andy, you get to answer this first,
but you have to win it to stay in the game.
Best of luck. Our second question is all about...
famous homes and gardens.
Famous homes and gardens, Richard.
Yeah, just going to show you five clues now
to real and fictional famous homes and gardens.
Can they give us the most obscure answer?
Thanks very much, let's reveal the clues, here they come.
I'll read them one more time.
Sarah and Andy will go first.
OK, we're going to go with the author of The Secret Garden
as AA Milne.
AA Milne says Sarah and Andy. OK.
Jean and Ray, do you want to talk us through that board?
There's only two we know and that's Graceland,
obviously for Elvis Presley
and Beckingham Palace for Posh and Becks.
Which would you like to go for?
Yeah, is that all right?
What do you want to go for?
It's all right, he has to do what I say, you see?
What would you like to go for?
-Ray, you choose.
-Shall I choose? OK, then.
Let's go with Graceland.
LAUGHTER OK, there we are.
So we have AA Milne and we have Graceland.
Sarah and Andy said AA Milne, let's see if that's right.
No, I'm afraid not AA Milne.
Jean and Ray have gone for Graceland, Elvis Presley's mansion,
let's see if that's right.
All it has to be, by the way, is right and you'll win the point.
It is right, very well done.
75 for Graceland.
But the key thing is, it was right. It wins you the point.
It means that after only two questions,
you're straight through to the final 2-0.
-Very well done.
Beckingham Palace would have been a much better answer.
It would have scored you 45 points, Beckingham Palace.
They reportedly sold it in 2014 for £11.4 million.
That's a lot of money for a house, isn't it?
-That's a lot.
-It must be a big house, I think.
I think they did quite a lot to it, didn't they?
They would have had to have done. I assume they would have...
It has an underground airport.
I believe it does.
Now the author of the 1911 novel secret Garden is...
-Frances Hodgson Burnett?
That would've scored 11 points.
-To the bottom, the London royal park is...
Would've scored you 8.
This is a pointless answer, the botanical garden.
It is the Majorelle Garden in Morocco.
Thanks very much indeed, so the pair leaving us
at the head-to-head round, I'm afraid, Sarah and Andy.
We didn't really serve you up good categories there, did we?
Not ones you particularly liked, but there we are.
You've done very well this show.
It's been great having you on both shows,
and you've come all the way to the head-to-head.
I'm sorry you didn't get to go a step further.
Thank you so much for playing. Sarah and Andy.
Right for Jean and Ray it's now time for our Pointless final.
Congratulations, Jean and Ray.
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.
At the end of today's show, the jackpot is standing still at £1,000.
Well, very well done.
You'll be going back to Llandudno with a trophy apiece,
which is fabulous.
You come back with your spoils from Pointless.
That's all my mum wanted, was a trophy, so she's happy.
You always have a chance to win this jackpot, let's not forget.
What would you like to see come up?
I'd say probably a sport, football sort of category for me.
Certain types of music and television.
-Things like that, really.
-Or children's television.
Exactly, children's television.
Let's hope there's something you like the look of on the board today.
Today the selection looks like this. We've got...
Well, the only thing, I suppose, would be modern rock groups.
I don't know anything about golf.
I know a bit about golf.
-Do you want to go golf?
-Not too much.
-Are you more confident on modern rock groups?
-We'll go golf, then.
-Let's go with golf.
OK, I think golf is maybe the category we've given away
the Pointless jackpot most often on.
It's one of those ones where if you know it, you know it,
so fingers crossed for you.
This is what we're looking for -
any man who won a golf major during the 1960s,
any man who won a golf major during the 1980s,
or any man who won a golf major during the 2000s, please.
That's the Masters, the British Open,
the US Open and the US PGA.
So any man who won a golf major in the '60s, '80s or 2000s.
-Very best of luck.
-Thanks very much.
Now, as always, you've got up to one minute
to come up with three answers, and all you need to win the jackpot
is for just one of your answers to the pointless. Are you ready?
-OK, let's put 60 seconds up on the clock.
Your time starts now.
-Ernie Els, is he a golfer?
-Ernie Els is golfer, yes.
I know that one. Obviously there's people like Nick Faldo.
But he's pretty...
And what's the Spanish guy? The one that died...
-My mind has gone completely blank.
Seve Ballesteros, we could try that one.
Maybe try Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy...
Who's the blond-haired bloke, who married Chris Evert?
-I don't know who she is.
-She's a tennis player.
So I would probably say if we go with maybe Seve Ballesteros.
-Try that one.
-Ernie Els, because I said it.
All right, then. And maybe try Lee Westwood because...
-..they might not think of that if he has won a major.
-I can't think of anyone else now.
I'm thinking more modern ones, but...
I think he'd sort of be quite high anyway.
Everyone remembers him.
-Shall we go for that?
-OK, that is your time up.
I need your three answers and if you can say which category,
-which decade, you're speaking about.
-So, we'll go...
Is it Ernie Els 1960s?
-I don't know.
Well, we'll say Ernie Els 1960s.
-Seve Ballesteros, 1980s.
-Lee Westwood, 2000s.
Lee Westwood. Now, of those three,
which is your best shot at a pointless answer?
-Lee Westwood we put last.
Least likely to be pointless?
-Ernie Els we put first.
-And here they are.
We have got Ernie Els, we've got Seve Ballesteros,
and we have got Lee Westwood.
Well, very best of luck.
Three answers on the board.
Any one of those could turn out to be pointless
and win you that jackpot of £1,000.
What would you do with it if you won? Jean, you first?
Well, we all go off to Center Parcs in September as a family,
so I think I'd put it towards that so we can do a few more things.
Very nice. Ray, how about you?
I'm planning on getting married next year, so...
Hang on, does the other person know about this?
Not yet, no. I'll write her a letter after the show.
-And then hopefully she'll accept.
-No, no, she knows.
Oh, I was going to say, that would be so romantic...
Slightly controlling. But there we are.
Well, listen - very, very, very best of luck.
Best of luck with all those lovely things anyway.
But wouldn't it be a bonus if you could,
if you could fund it a little bit with this?
Your first answer was Ernie Els.
In this case we were looking for golf major winners in the 1960s.
It has to be pointless for you to win.
So let's find out, for £1,000,
how many of our 100 people said Ernie Els?
I'm afraid an incorrect answer.
Not for that decade.
So, only two more shots at today's jackpot.
Your next answer was Seve Ballesteros.
In this case we were looking for golf major winners from the 1980s.
Let's find out, Seve Ballesteros, how many people said it?
For £1,000, is it pointless?
Well, Ernie Els, I'm afraid,
was an incorrect answer for our first answer that you gave.
But Seve Ballesteros, absolutely right this time.
Down it goes, through the 20s...
Oh. Stopping at 20.
Which means you only have one more shot at today's jackpot of £1,000.
It could be yours if Lee Westwood
turns out to be a pointless answer.
In this case we were looking for men's golf major winners
from the 2000s.
It has to be pointless for you to win that jackpot.
Let's find out, for £1,000, how many people said Lee Westwood?
Oh, bad luck! Oh, well...
You didn't do badly.
You came up with three answers, which is always a relief, anyway.
Sadly, though, none of them turned out to be pointless.
So I'm afraid you don't win today's jackpot of £1,000.
That will roll over on to the next show.
But it's been great having you on both shows,
and wonderful to see you go all the way through to the final this time.
And you get a Pointless trophy each to take home.
-So very well done. Jean and Ray.
Yeah, unlucky. At time of recording,
Lee Westwood never won a major, I'm afraid.
He's been close a number of times, he's never won one.
Ernie Els didn't win a major in the '60s.
He was born in 1969, so he would have been...
He would have been going it some!
He did win majors in the '90s and in the noughties and in the 2010s.
Wouldn't have been pointless answer for the noughties though,
it would have scored you 3 points.
Now let's take a look. We'll start with our 1960s ones.
Bobby Nichols. Bob Charles, first New Zealand to win a major.
Ken Venturi. Ray Floyd.
Ray Floyd also a pointless answer for the '80s.
That's the thing with golfers, they have such long careers.
Loads of other pointless answers,
in fact the only ones that weren't pointless
for the '60s major winners were Jacklin, Palmer, Nicklaus,
Gary Player and Lee Trevino.
Now, let's take a look at the '80s.
Again, loads of very big names here.
Curtis Strange won the US Open two years in a row.
Fuzzy Zoeller won the US Open in the '80s.
Mark Calcavecchia won the British Open.
Tom Watson is a pointless answer.
He won five major titles in the 1980s, Tom Watson.
You also could have had Andy North,
Ben Crenshaw, Bob Tway, Craig Stadler,
Hubert Green, Jeff Sluman, Larry Myers, you could have had.
I bet some people would've said him.
Scott Simpson, Payne Stewart you could have had, as well.
Would have been a terrific answer.
Let's look at the noughties now.
Again, some names you're going to know here.
Angel Cabrera, the Argentinian.
Retief Goosen, the South African.
Stewart Cink, who won that famous play-off
against a 60-plus Tom Watson to win the Open.
Trevor Immelman, the South African.
The only ones that score points for the noughties were Tiger Woods,
Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Vijay Singh, and Padraig Harrington.
Could have had Ben Curtis, Geoff Ogilvy, Jim Furyk, Rich Beam,
Todd Hamilton, Zach Johnson.
Lots and lots of pointless answers out there,
so very well done if you got any of them at home.
Thanks very much indeed, Richard.
So, Jean and Ray very sadly didn't win our jackpot today,
which means it rolls over on to the next show
when we will be playing for £2,000.
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.