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Thank you very much indeed.
Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong and welcome to Pointless,
the show where we are always striving to find the most obscure answers.
Let's meet today's players.
And couple number one.
Hello, my name is Al and this is my wife Kitty
-and we're from Southampton.
-Couple number two.
Hi, I'm Millsy from London and this is my friend Catherine from
-Couple number three.
Hi, I'm Eileen and this is my daughter Martina and we're
-And finally couple number four.
Hi, I'm Bob and this is my civil partner Graham and we're from
Newmilns in East Ayrshire, Scotland.
And these are today's contestants.
Thanks very much, all of you,
we'll get to chat to you a little bit more throughout the show
as it goes along so that just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
If ignorance is the disease, then he is the cure. To be taken once daily.
It's my Pointless friend, it's Richard.
Hiya. Hey, everybody.
Good afternoon, good afternoon, good afternoon.
Also, you must not operate heavy machinery after using me.
-That's the other thing.
-Because you will feel...
-I think a lot of people after this show tend to feel drowsy.
I think I take some of the blame for that, Richard, I think, really.
Two returning pairs are on podiums three and four, we welcome you back.
Two new pairs, I don't think Millsy is Millsy's real name which we'll discover, that's just...
I have a detective's nose for that sort of thing.
Round One is not going to meet with universal approval.
-I tell you right now.
It's Miss Marple's nose, I see now.
It is very similar, isn't it, yeah?
-Very much like the late Joan Hickson.
LAUGHTER Thank you very much, Richard.
Now, Gareth and David didn't win the jackpot last time.
This is exciting, which means we add another £1,000 to that,
so today's jackpot starts off at £3,000. There we are.
Right, if everyone is ready, let's play Pointless.
Just remember this,
the pair with the highest score at the end of each round will be
eliminated and there's no conferring until we get to the head-to-head.
Other than that, very best of luck to all four pairs,
Our first category today is...
It's a football round. Can you all decide in your pairs who is going to go first,
who's going to go second?
And whoever is 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...
..as they could. Richard.
Yeah, we haven't done football for ages so bad timing if it's not for you.
We're looking for any of the 32 teams who qualified for
the group stages of the 2015/2016 UEFA Champions League, please.
Thanks very much indeed. Now, Kitty, welcome to Pointless.
Great to have you here from Southampton.
What keeps you busy in Southampton, Kitty?
Well, I work at the University of Southampton in the design
-and print department so...
-Oh, now, that's fun.
So you're designing and printing what particularly?
Well, it's a mixture of things for the university, so course brochures,
but we also do work for external customers as well,
so, local NHS trusts and county councils and things like that.
Oh, I see. And your interests outside that, Kitty, what are they?
Well, I like going on holiday and travelling
so I basically would want to spend most of my time doing that.
-It's quite an expensive pursuit, though.
So, I have to console myself with just day trips and things
like that and I've recently got a DSLR camera
so I'm trying to teach myself how to use that.
Very good, very good indeed. Now, how do we feel about football?
I'm going to be honest, it's not probably one of my strongest
-subjects which is why I've decided go first.
What are you thinking of going for? In fact, what are you going for?
I am going to go with one I'm fairly confident with
and say Paris Saint-Germain.
Paris Saint-Germain says Kitty, let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
It's right. Good answer, Kitty.
It's a good score, too, look at that.
Down it goes to 18. Wonderful start to the show. Bravo, Kitty.
Yes, Paris Saint-Germain, it's quite difficult for
me to give facts on this because the facts are usually the other
teams that they played against, all of which are answers as well.
But Paris Saint-Germain is a football team based in Paris
Now, let's just settle this once and for all for the detective on
my left. That's not your given name.
-It's not on my birth certificate, no.
-How did you know that?
-It's just... Something.
Where did it come from?
-Is your surname Miller?
-Very good. Now, what do you do, Millsy?
-I'm an HR director for a content marketing agency.
-What is that?
-It's journalism, really.
Magazines but most of it online.
-I see. Fine, you enjoy it?
-Yes, I do, yeah.
And what do you like doing when you're not doing that, Millsy?
Well, I'm kept quite busy with my two boys at home
so my son is four and my husband is 45.
-Right, I see what you mean. What's your son aged four called?
-Oh, he'll love that!
Very good indeed.
Now, Millsy, football, how are we feeling about football?
Oh, terrible, really terrible.
I've got one answer, I think. Real Madrid.
Real Madrid? Only need one answer.
Let's see how far down the column we get with Real Madrid.
Well, 18 is what we have from Paris Saint-Germain...
53 for Real Madrid.
-Well played, Millsy. Millsy, of course, is like a footballer's name essentially.
-Oh, is it?
Yeah, that's what they'd be called. Real Madrid,
-they are a football team from Madrid...
..which is in Spain,
which is right next to France, which, as you remember
is where Paris Saint-Germain... Well, they're from Paris.
They should get together and play.
Well, people have thought that before.
Eileen, welcome back.
Eileen, remind us what you like getting up to?
I've got lots of hobbies.
I'm retired now but I cook a lot, do gardening, knitting,
looking after my grandchild...
Do you cook things you grow in the garden?
Some of them, not all of them are edible but a lot of them might be.
Some riddled with worms but,
it's quite nice to grow one's own fruit and veg.
Well, it is!
What sort of veg do you grow?
Well, I'm assuming you are a veg gardener among other things.
Flowers are my favourite things but I feel that I need to
planting more veg, so I've done potatoes, carrots, easy stuff.
-Potatoes? See, that's nice. And that's OK.
Courgettes, peppers, I like planting peppers, green beans...
-I've just planted some chillies, I've got five chilli plants.
Can you give one to me, please, Alexander?
They're still seedlings at this stage but, they are coming on apace.
It's very exciting. Now, Eileen, what would you like to go for?
You're going to have to have a punt at something.
I bet she has a really good answer. That's always the way.
Sorry, Martina, Barcelona.
Barcelona says Eileen, let's see how many of 100 people said Barcelona.
53 is our highest score,
62 is our new high score.
There we are, Barcelona, very well done, Eileen.
Nothing wrong with that.
And again, like the previous two answers, a football team.
This time from Barcelona in Spain. That's where they're based.
Which is the same place that Real Madrid were from, Madrid in Spain.
-There it is.
-Now, Graham, welcome back.
-Lovely to have you.
Now, last time, we had to say goodbye to you at the end of the first round.
That is not going to happen this time.
-Remind us what you do, Graham.
-I'm actually retired.
I was an IT manager for 32 years
with the same company.
What keeps you busy now, what do you like getting up to?
I like gardening, I also do soft furnishings, so cushions,
-curtains and headboards.
I mean, what, you have a workshop and you just...
No, I had a sewing machine for my birthday off Bob and I like
just changing the colours around a bit.
-I mean, had you got experience with a sewing machine before?
How long have you had it for?
Just about a year. My first attempt was a zip.
Very good, indeed. Now, Graham, football.
Football team that took part in the 15/16 Champions League.
I'm sort of debating a couple.
But I think the one that I'll go for is Olympiacos.
Olympiacos says Graham, let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
It's right. Well, 62 is our high score, you've passed that.
18 is our low score, you passed that.
Olympiacos scores you 3.
That's the way to do it, Graham, very well done indeed.
That's a great answer, Graham, very well played.
They are a football team as well.
They are a Greek football team from the city of Olympiacos.
Thank you very much, Richard. Well, we're halfway through the round,
let's take a look at those scores.
3, the best score of that pass by a margin.
Look at that, Graham, very well done.
I would say Graham and Bob looking like
a shoe-in for Round Two at this stage.
Then, 18 is where we find Kitty and Al,
53 is where we find Millsy and Catherine and then, 62,
Eileen and Martina, you're out in front but not by too much and,
Martina, a nice low score from you should keep you in the
game so good luck with that.
We're going to come back down the line, can the second player please step up to the podium?
-Bob. Welcome back.
Remind us what you do up in East Ayrshire.
I'm retired and I enjoyed taking photographs and doing videography.
I see. What sort of photographs do you generally take?
Are you a landscape photographer?
Landscapes, really, yeah,
-and travelogues, I like to do.
And what do you do with the travelogues?
Is this like the modern-day version of the slide show
-that we grew up with?
-Yes, yes. I can put them on a streaming website.
That's good. And do you do a voice-over for them as well?
Not usually, no, I just tend to use the original sound that's
recorded with the video or sometimes there's some music to it.
Very nice, very nice indeed. Now, there you are,
Graham has set you up absolutely beautifully with 3 points
there against our high-scorers Martina and Eileen of 62,
so 58 or less gets you comfortably through.
Not a good one for me but I'd say Manchester City.
Manchester City, says Bob, let's see how many of our 100 people said that. There's your red line,
let's see how far down you get with Manchester City.
And you just get through. Look at that.
You needed 58 you got 57.
That is economy. Takes your total up to 60.
I can actually say that they beat Paris Saint-Germain.
Oh, it's all getting easier now.
A little bit easier, isn't it? A little bit more relaxing.
Oh, it's tough, I know, for you because you have got facts galore!
Oh, goodness me. I could be talking
for hours about Olympiacos if you let me.
I really could.
Thanks very much indeed. Now, Martina, welcome back.
Now, remind us what you do.
I work in social housing, I'm a village manager.
-A village manager?
That sounds nice.
A village manager, when they say that, what does that mean?
You're in charge? What sizes of village?
So, my current village is about 700 properties, although
I have moved around the area that I work within, an area in London,
so I've managed up to 1,600 properties at one time with my team.
Cor, that's a lot.
Martina, your interests when you're not managing properties?
OK, so I look after my daughter at home as well and my mother
gives me a hand with the childcare which is great,
I like going out to nice restaurants in London,
I also go to musical theatre productions also,
and when I get the time, reading.
Very good indeed. Football on that list at all?
-Football is probably my worst subject ever.
And I know lots of people at home, my family members are going
to be shouting at me but I'm going to go with West Ham.
West Ham says Martina.
Let's find out. West Ham.
Is it right? How many people said West Ham?
No red line for you as you're the high-scorers.
-Oh, sorry, Mum. I had to risk it.
-I'm sorry, Martina.
I'm afraid that's an incorrect answer, scores you 100 points,
takes your total up to 162.
Yeah, sorry, Martina, not a bad guess at all, I mean,
a few years ago, you wouldn't have thought of West Ham United being in
the Champions League but these days, a much more realistic proposition.
Thanks very much indeed, Richard. Now then, Catherine.
A warm welcome to Pointless.
Good to have you here, and what you do, Catherine?
-I'm a commercial lawyer for a high-street retailer.
And is that based in London?
-Well, it's a national chain, so there are stores nationally.
And what are your interests, Catherine?
Well, I love being in the great outdoors so we go walking
in the Lakes twice a year and I enjoy horse riding and
I try to spend as much time as possible with my daughter
-who's just turned three.
-Lovely, what's your daughter called?
-Flora. She'll be watching, I assume?
-Well, depends how you do.
-No, I think she will.
-She will, OK.
There we are.
Now, there you are, you're on 53, it doesn't matter what you score, you
will be through to the next round even if you get this wrong.
That's amazing. Because this isn't a strong subject at all for me.
I'm struggling. I'm just going to say Chelsea.
Chelsea says Catherine, let's see if that's right,
let's see how many about 100 people said it.
No red line for the nice reason that you're already through.
Chelsea is right.
74 is what you score,
takes your total up to 127.
Yeah, back in the good old days when Chelsea used to be in
-the Champions League.
Sepia-tinted days of yore.
Thanks very much indeed, Richard.
Now, Al, welcome to Pointless.
Good to have you here from Southampton.
What do you do, Al?
I'm team leader in a sales department for an insurance company.
Very good. What are your interests, Al?
I like softball.
I play softball regularly.
And also do a podcast every week.
Oh, do you? What's your podcast called?
It's called the Dead Piett Society.
It's a mashup of names from Dead Poets Society,
but also Admiral Piett was a very minor character in
the original Star Wars films.
Oh, I see. So is it a sort of sci-fi-based podcast?
No, it's kind of we look at the weirdest news stories
-from that week.
And what sort of listenership do you have?
-But still - fun?
Maybe you'll get some more now, the Dead Piett Society.
Anyway, also, you are through to the next round, even if you score 100,
which might be a relief for you, or might not.
I don't know, maybe you've got a good answer there.
I'm going to...
basically just going to try and beat Kitty's score now.
I'm going to say Genk.
Now, there's no call for that. LAUGHTER
-You're going to say Genk?
And so am I - Genk. LAUGHTER
See, that's what happens when you say Genk -
scores you 100 points, takes your total up to 118.
-Gent would have scored you 2 points.
Gent. There is a Genk as well, but it's a different club.
As soon as you said Genk, I thought, "Yeah, absolutely,"
but there's two different sides.
A few pointless answers here.
You would have got a pointless answer if you said Sevilla,
the Spanish side.
A pointless answer for BATE Borisov or Dinamo Zagreb.
All of those would have been pointless answers.
1 point for Shakhtar Donetsk, Borussia Monchengladbach, Malmo.
Maccabi Tel Aviv and Astana.
2 points for Gent and for Galatasaray.
Let's take a look at the top three,
the ones the most of our 100 people said.
You would have got...
Look at that 74-74 draw.
-That's a London derby, isn't it?
Thanks very much indeed, Richard. We are at the end of our first round,
and we have to say goodbye to one of our pairs.
I can't bear it, Martina and Eileen, it is you we have to send home.
Far too soon. I had you down as finalists.
-So did we.
-I'm going to lay my cards on the table now -
I thought you were going to go all the way. I'm so sorry.
Far too soon to be saying goodbye.
It's been lovely having you on both shows.
-Thank you so much for playing, Martina and Eileen.
But for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
And look at that - suddenly we're just down to three pairs.
I don't know how that happened, but at the end of this round,
I have a hunch we're going to be down to two.
Which pair will be leaving us, I wonder?
Well, congratulations, Graham,
our lovely lowest scorer in that round.
Olympiacos, I mean, fantastic work there.
But anyway. Here we all are. Best of luck to all three pairs.
Our category for Round Two today...
Could you all decide, in your pairs, who's going to go first,
who's going to go second?
Whoever is going first, please step up to the podium.
And the question concerns...
Yeah, on each board we're going to show you the name
of six UK Top 40 singles that were hits for duos.
We're going to give you the initials of those duos as well.
Can you give us the most obscure duo you can find, please?
12 in all to have a go at at home, so very best of luck.
So we're looking for the duetting artists
who had hits with these songs.
And here is our first board of six.
I shall read those all again.
How are you finding these duets?
there's a couple up there that I think I know.
The difficulty is, which is going to be the most obscure?
I am going to have a go at the bottom one,
Baby It's Cold Outside.
And say Tom Jones and Cerys Matthews.
Tom Jones and Cerys Matthews, says Kitty.
Let's see if it's right, let's see how many people said it.
Still going down, look at that.
27. Not bad.
27 for Tom Jones and Cerys Matthews.
A Christmas hit, yeah,
for Tom Jones and Cerys Matthews from Catatonia.
She's brilliant, Cerys Matthews.
-She's very, very good, yeah.
-Huge fan of hers.
-Now, then, Catherine.
How did you find these duets?
I think the fifth one down -
I'm not sure, but I think it might be
Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin.
Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin
Let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people went for that.
It is absolutely them, Catherine.
27 is our only score at this point,
and you zip past that.
Very well done indeed.
Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin.
Great answer, Catherine.
He originally recorded it with Brigitte Bardot,
but that wasn't released till many years later.
Largely cos she was married at the time of recording
and it was felt to be, um...you know,
a little close to the bone.
-It was felt to be rather racy, wasn't it?
Do you know what? Even to this day, it is quite racy.
LAUGHTER There we are.
This board's all yours.
Would you like to go through it and fill in all the blanks?
I think the top one is Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder.
Don't know the second one.
Somethin' Stupid is Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra.
You're The One That I Want is John Travolta
and Olivia Neutron...
Neutron bomb? LAUGHTER
I'll go for the oldest one, Somethin' Stupid,
Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra.
Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra, says Bob.
Let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people said that.
Well, look at that.
Not bad at all.
35 for Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra.
Yeah, a number one single.
Also number one for Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman
with the same song, many years later.
You're the One That I Want is John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
And that would have scored 72 points.
Ebony and Ivory, you are quite right,
was Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder.
You went for the best one of the ones you knew,
cos that would have scored you 40.
This last one, two of the biggest stars of the 21st-century.
Two of the biggest-selling music acts of the last 20-odd years.
-Do you know it?
-Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran.
Correct. But it's the smallest answer on
the board, 4 points, well done if you said that.
There we go. Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
We're halfway through the round. Let's take a look at those scores.
12. Well done, Catherine. I'd say Catherine and Millsy
are looking like a shoe-in on the back of that.
Then we travel up to 27, where we find Kitty and Al,
up to 35 where we find Bob and Graham.
you'll get the new board.
Make sure you force yourself to find a nice, low score.
A nice, obscure answer there. Best of luck with that.
We're going to come back down the line now.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
OK, let's put six more duets up on the board.
And here they come.
I am going to read those all one last time.
it comes to you.
You're the high scorers at the moment.
I know three of them.
And I think possibly the lowest score of those
will be the bottom one,
Islands in the Stream.
And I'm going to say Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.
Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, says Graham.
No red line for you, you're the highest scorers.
But let's see how many of our 100 people went for them,
Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.
Look at that - absolutely right.
71 is your total, Graham.
We also used that, didn't we, we had a round of misheard lyrics?
And the misheard lyric for that, if you listen to it,
-is "islands industry".
-Oh, yeah, yeah.
And if you listen to that song with "islands industry",
it becomes a very different song.
Thank you very much, Richard.
Now, then, Millsy.
I know a couple, but I think they're probably very high scorers.
I'm going to go with Empire State of Mind,
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys.
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, says Millsy.
Here is your red line.
If you can get below that with Jay-Z and Alicia Keys,
you're through to the next round.
Who would have thought that JZ stood for Jay-Z(?)
LAUGHTER Isn't that extraordinary?!
Let's see how many of our 100 people got that.
And you are into the head-to-head. Well done.
26 is your score, taking your total up to 38.
That's two nations with a common language, isn't it, Jay-Z and JZ?
Thanks very much.
Now, then, Al.
You are on 27.
Your target is 43 or less.
Do you fancy talking us through the board and filling in the blanks?
Yeah. Don't Go Breaking My Heart, Elton John and Kiki Dee.
I Got You Babe is Sonny and Cher.
I Just Can't Stop Loving You, I think,
is Michael Jackson and someone,
but I can't think who the other person is.
I am going to say
I've Had the Time of My Life,
Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes.
Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, says Al.
Here is your red line.
Get below that, you're through to the head-to-head.
How many of our 100 people said Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes?
And you're through, well done.
Look at that, that's a great answer! APPLAUSE
6, the lowest score of the whole round.
The best till last there, Al.
33 is your total. Very well done.
That's a terrific answer,
well played, from Dirty Dancing, of course, that one.
Elton John and Kiki Dee up the top there is a big scorer,
Would have scored you 56.
We'll do S and C, which is Sonny and Cher.
I Got You Babe for 65.
It is Michael Jackson, and it's the other one that makes this
a difficult answer, makes it a very low-scoring answer.
It's Siedah Garrett.
Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett, that would have scored you 2 points.
Very well done if you said that.
Thank you very much indeed.
So at the end of our second round,
the pair we send home with their high score of 71,
it's our other returning pair, Graham and Bob.
I'm so sorry. Oh!
It's not that high a score either, 71.
But there you are - it shows that you can leave
with your heads held high.
Thanks so much for playing, Graham and Bob. Wonderful.
But for the remaining two pairs, it's now time for our head-to-head.
Congratulations, Kitty and Al, Millsy and Catherine.
You are now one step closer to the final and a chance to
play for our jackpot, which currently stands at...
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
So we have made it through to the sunlit uplands of the head-to-head,
which means you can now confer before you give your answers.
First player to win two questions, as you know,
will be going through to the final to pay for that jackpot.
Well, we've had good answers. Nice, low scores from both pairs.
Now you can put your wits together, this should be very evenly matched.
Best of luck to both pairs. Let's play the head-to-head.
Here is your first question.
And it concerns...
-Yes, we're going to show five pictures now
of animals whose names are misleading.
But what are those names, please?
We're going to give you a few clues to help you out.
Thank you very much. Let's reveal our five
Animals With Misleading Names, and here they come. We have got...
There we go, five Animals With Misleading Names.
Kitty and Al will go first.
We are going to go for C, horny toad.
C, horny toad.
Now then, Millsy and Catherine...
..that board's all yours. Talk us through
the remaining misleading animals.
We think A is mountain goat.
B, we think, is sea cucumber.
D, we think, is slow worm.
And E, we think, is electric eel.
OK, we'd like to go for B, sea cucumber.
OK, B, sea cucumber.
So we have horny toad and we have sea cucumber,
which is B, if you understand what I am saying.
Now, Kitty and Al went for horny toad.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
Not bad at all.
Now, then, Millsy and Catherine have gone for sea cucumber for B.
Let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people said sea cucumber.
32 for sea cucumber.
Which means, very well done, Kitty and Al -
after one question, you're up 1-0.
Yeah, of course, not a cucumber and not a toad -
although one does live in the sea and the other one is horny...
..as you can see.
-A is the mountain goat. Isn't that lovely photo?
-Is that a real photograph?
-Yeah. Of a... It's a stunt goat.
-Oh, I see, yes. I was going to say.
-Professional stunt mountain goat.
Mountain goats are not really goats.
They do live on mountains, they're not really goats, though.
They're sort of a mix of goats and antelopes.
92 points, though. That's a big score.
D is, of course, the slow worm,
which is neither a worm nor a snake, but a lizard. Legless lizard.
34 points for that.
And the electric eel, which is not an eel.
65 points for that.
Thanks very much, Richard. Here comes your second question -
Millsy and Catherine, you get to answer this one first,
but you have to win it, as well, to stay in the game. So, good luck.
Second question today is all about...
-Yeah, five anagrams, now, of capital cities from Asia.
Can you unscramble these, please?
OK, let's reveal our five anagrams - and here they come.
There we are. Millsy and Catherine, you will go first.
Feel free to confer.
(Louse is Seoul...)
(Which one of those do you...?)
OK, we'd like to say Beijing. So, the third one down, please.
OK, Gin Jibe - Beijing say Millsy and Catherine.
Now, then, Kitty and Al, the board's all yours.
Talk us through those anagrams.
We think Animal is Manila,
Rap Is Gone we think is Singapore,
and then Louse us we think is Seoul.
We're not sure on Test Hank.
I think we're going to choose Manila as our answer.
OK, Manila. Animal, Manila.
So, we have Beijing and we have Manila.
Millsy and Catherine said Beijing.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
60 for Beijing.
Kitty and Al, meanwhile, have gone for Manila.
Let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people said Manila.
It is right...
..and it wins you the point, look at that. Wow, and how!
Look at that, 41 for Manila. APPLAUSE
Which means, Kitty and Al, very well done indeed,
after only two questions, you're straight through to the final 2-0.
Very nicely done. Yeah, the capital of the Philippines, Manila.
You're right about the bottom one, that is Seoul,
capital of South Korea.
73 points for that.
Rap Is Gone, it's a better answer than Manila,
but you won the point anyway - Rap Is Gone was Singapore,
and it would have scored you 19 points.
The best answer is Test Hank. It's the capital of Uzbekistan.
That would have scored you 4 points. Very well done if you said that.
Thank you very much indeed.
So, the pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head round -
I'm afraid, Millsy and Catherine, it is you. It's good news, really,
because it means you get a second bite at the cherry.
We'll get to see you again next time. Look forward to that
very much indeed. Maybe you can go one step further then -
but in the meantime, thank you very much indeed, Millsy and Catherine.
For Kitty and Al, it's now time for our Pointless final.
Congratulations, Kitty and Al.
You have finished ahead of the pack
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 £3,000.
There it is. APPLAUSE
What a long way we've come from Genk.
Were you worried?
Wobbly foundations there -
but, hey, look at this! 2-0 in the head-to-head.
Very exciting indeed, and a really exciting jackpot, as well.
As always, you get to choose your category
from the four we put up on the board.
We just have to hope there's something
you quite like the look of up there.
Best of luck. Today's categories look like this. We've got...
-I think I'd probably rule out Russia straightaway.
-Do you think?
-Crime Writers I would know nothing about.
No, I don't read crime, really.
Latin American Singers,
I can only think of one off the top of my head,
so it's looking like it's going to be...
-Shall we go for the Seans?
-Acting Seans. Yeah.
OK, Acting Seans.
I do like it when people choose their category
by going through all of them saying, "Definitely not that,
"definitely not that, definitely not that,"
and then realising there's only one left.
So, therefore that has to be the one.
Yeah, Acting Seans, very best of luck.
Looking for any feature film made for cinema release
for which any of the following three are credited as acting in, please.
We're looking for...
That's up to February 2016 for all of those,
and according to IMDB -
so, any feature film made for cinema release
for which one of these three gentleman
has received an acting credit. Best of luck.
Thanks very much indeed. Now, as always,
you've got up to one minute to come up with three answers.
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.
Sean Bean was obviously in Lord Of The Rings,
Fellowship Of The Ring.
One of the James Bond films.
-Was it GoldenEye?
-Yes, I think so.
Sean Penn was in one where he played somebody that had a child...
-Was he in Milk?
-Yes, he was in Milk, but I don't...
-Summer Of Sam.
-I Am Sam. I Am Sam.
-I Am Sam, that's the one.
Yeah, that might be a good one.
-Sean Connery - something like League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
-Maybe, that's a good one.
-Or Highlander. Too obvious?
I don't know - I didn't think of Highlander!
-I think I Am Sam, maybe, is one...
-I Am Sam from Sean Penn.
Can you think of any other Sean Beans?
I can only think of him as Boromir.
-No, it's gone. I can't think of any more.
-10 seconds left.
Sean Connerys, then. Two Sean Connerys...
League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Highlander for Sean Connery?
OK, sounds like you've reached your decision, as time runs out.
There is the minute up. Let's have those answers.
-For Sean Penn, we're going to say I Am Sam.
-I Am Sam.
-And for Sean Connery, we'll say Highlander...
And also for Sean Connery
we will say League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
Now, of those three, which is your best shot at a pointless answer?
-What you think?
-I Am Sam?
-I Am Sam.
-I Am Sam goes last.
-Least likely to be pointless?
Highlander we'll put first.
OK, well, let's put those answers up on the board
in that order, then - and here they are.
We've got Highlander,
we've got The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
and we have got I Am Sam.
Well, very best of luck. Three good answers on the board there.
Now, if one of these turns out to be pointless and wins you that jackpot,
you will leave with £3,000. What will you do with that?
Kitty, you first.
Well, we... In August, we're going to Las Vegas
to see our friends Emma and JP get married,
and I am Sam, actually, can be credited to Emma,
because she made me watch that in the uni,
-we're friends from uni, so...
-..I can credit Emma on that one.
-So, it will go towards that.
Al, how about you?
I've been wanting to redecorate the front room for ages,
so I will take part of that to...
-There we go - Las Vegas and the front room.
-But I want my helicopter ride!
Well, if only there was a way in Vegas
you could make that money go further... I can't think of...
-No? No, it's gone. Well, very best of luck.
Your first answer was Highlander.
In this case, we were looking for Sean Connery films.
This was the one you thought was least likely to be pointless -
but let's find out - if it is pointless, it wins you £3,000.
How many of our 100 people named Highlander?
-Well, it's right.
Down it goes. Highlander.
If this goes all the way down to 0, you will leave here with £3,000.
Down it goes, through the 20s and into the teens,
down it goes into single figures -
9. There we are.
You stop at 9.
Not a bad score by any stretch of the imagination.
Sadly, not a pointless answer, though.
So, we move on to your next answer,
which was The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
Once again we're looking for Sean Connery films.
It has to be pointless, though, for you to win that jackpot.
£3,000 riding on it.
How many people said The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen?
It's right again.
Your first answer, Highlander, took us all the way down to 9.
The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen now takes us down
into the teens, down we go, still going down -
into single figures, passes 9,
down it goes, still going down - to 2.
-Very well done indeed. That's a fantastic leap.
Down from 9 to 2. These scores are getting better and better.
You've ordered this perfectly.
Sadly, though, still not a pointless answer,
which means everything is now riding on I Am Sam,
your third and final answer -
the one you thought was probably your best shot
at a pointless answer.
In this case, we're looking for Sean Penn films.
To win £3,000, though, it has to be pointless answer.
I Am Sam - how many of our 100 people said it? Is it pointless?
Well, it's right -
your third correct answer.
Highlander, your first answer, took us down to 9.
The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, your second answer,
took us down to 2.
I Am Sam passes 9,
down it goes.
Oh, and it passes 2, into 1!
Oh, I'm so sorry, that is so harsh. One person said I Am Sam.
-I hate that person.
-Unfortunately, it was your old university friend.
Oh, I'm so sorry. Very well played, though, on this last round.
Three great scores, there.
Sadly, you didn't manage to find that all-important pointless answer,
so I'm afraid you don't win today's jackpot of £3,000.
That will roll over on to the next show - but what a performance,
right the way across the show,
lots to be proud of there.
It's been great having you here -
and you get to take home a Pointless trophy each,
so very, very well done. APPLAUSE
That was a pretty good performance, wasn't it? Very, very well played.
The first rule of film rounds...
actually, the first rule of film rounds
is don't go for a film rounds,
but the second rule of film rounds is think about sequels,
Highlander 2 - The Quickening was a pointless answer.
So, really, really unlucky. Sorry about that.
Let's take a look at this.
Some other big films here, some big films in all of these categories.
We'll start with Sean Penn.
Carlito's Way, in which he is brilliant, by the way,
is a pointless answer.
Sweet And Lowdown, Woody Allen film -
always go for Woody Allen films. The Game is a pointless answer,
The Tree Of Life - all of his films are pointless answers
apart from Milk, which you mentioned, Mystic River,
Dead Man Walking, 21 Grams, then Shanghai Surprise,
We're No Angels, The Interpreter, Thin Red Line, Bad Boys,
I Am Sam, The Gunman and Fair Game - all of those scored points,
everything else was a pointless answer.
I always think, with Sean Penn, if you went out for dinner with him,
-it might be quite hard work.
-I think he might be.
-Do you know what I mean?
-I think so -
whereas this next gentleman, I would love to go out to dinner with.
-Sean Bean. I think that might be more fun.
He's got some pointless answers, too.
Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief was a pointless answer -
everything there, apart from the Lord Of The Rings -
The Fellowship of the Ring, that would have scored you points.
GoldenEye would have scored points, as well, and Patriot Games,
and 1 point for The Hitcher, The Marsh and Equilibrium,
the Lord of the Rings: The Return Of The King, Black Beauty,
When Saturday Comes and National Treasure -
they would have scored 1 point.
Everything else a pointless answer here.
Sean Connery, I think, probably fun, again, to go out for dinner with.
I would have thought.
Meteor, Never Say Never Again,
where he comes back - it's an unofficial James Bond film,
that was a pointless answer.
The Russia House, a pointless answer, Time Bandits, also.
A Bridge Too Far was pointless, A Good Man In Africa,
Finding Forrester, First Knight was a pointless answer,
Murder On The Orient Express, a pointless answer.
The Man With The Deadly Lens - I've not heard of that film,
-but it sounds terrible, doesn't it?
The Man With The Deadly Lens. It was a pointless answer, anyway.
Very well done if you got any of those at home.
A terrific performance all the way through today's show,
and a great jackpot round, as well.
Sorry we can't send you home with the money.
Thanks very much indeed, Richard, and thanks, Kitty and Al,
and so sorry you didn't win the jackpot today.
That means it rolls over onto the next show
when we will be playing for £4,000.
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.