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Thank you very much indeed.
Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong, and welcome to Pointless, the show where
the more obscure your knowledge, the better your chances of winning.
Let's meet today's players.
And couple number one.
My name's Bev, this is my daughter, Georgia,
-and we're both from Leeds.
-Couple number two.
I'm KB, and this is my boy, Jack. And we're from Bristol.
-Couple number three.
-Hi, my name is Dave, originally from Cork.
This is my partner, Jean, originally from London,
-and we live in Beckenham in Kent.
-And finally, couple number four.
Hi, I'm Aidan, and this is Rachel, my friend.
I'm from Preston, and Rachel is from Horsham.
And these are today's contestants.
Thanks very much to all of you.
We'll find out more about you throughout the show as it
goes along. So that just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
They say if you chant his name three times while staring directly
into a mirror, you'll probably get kicked out of that furniture shop.
-It's my Pointless friend, it's Richard.
Hi, everybody. Good afternoon.
Good afternoon. What a show last time.
Now, that jackpot had been building and building.
It had gone up to £7,250.
And then Louis and Marie turned up.
Marie was a student of the history of art.
-And the final round, Art came up as a category.
-Just a gift.
First answer, 1 point.
Second answer, 1 point.
But final answer, incorrect. Incorrect.
So the jackpot continues to rise.
We've got quite a battle on our hands.
Only one returning pair from that show, that's Rachel and Aidan, up there on podium four,
who got knocked out in Round Two,
so hopefully see a little bit more of them today.
Well, thank you very much, Richard.
So, Louis and Marie, as you'll have gathered,
didn't win the jackpot last time, so we add another £1,000 to that,
so today's jackpot starts off, will you believe it, at £8,250?
There we are, proper jackpot.
Right, now, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.
So, here's the thing I say at the beginning of every show.
The pair with the highest score at the end of each round will be
eliminated. That's just what you have to remember at all times.
No conferring for the first two rounds.
Our first category this afternoon
is Travel. Travel.
Can you all decide who's going to go first,
who's going to go second in your pairs?
And whoever is going first, please step up to the podium.
OK, and the question is all about...
Famous Roads and Streets, Richard.
On each board, we're simply going to show you seven clues to
famous streets and roads from around the world. You have to tell us what that street or road is.
There's going to be 14 in all to have a go at, at home,
-so very best of luck.
-Thanks very much indeed.
So, we are looking for the names of these famous roads or streets,
and here is our first board of clues. We have...
I'm going to read those again one last time.
Bev, a warm welcome to Pointless. Lovely to have you here. From Leeds?
-And what do you do in Leeds?
-I'm an office manager for a plastics company.
So what kind of plastics company, what do they make?
Everything we make is bespoke, from aeroplanes to...
Do you make the things that biscuits sit in, in assorted
-That's a shame. But things for aeroplanes.
-So moulded plastic for aeroplanes.
-Yeah, cars, aeroplanes.
Ah. What are your interests aside from moulded plastics?
-I collect Russian dolls.
I'm now going to ask, how many sets of Russian dolls?
-Not the individual dolls themselves.
That's quite scary. LAUGHTER
Now, Bev, famous streets and roads.
Not good for me, but the only one I can think is the street in
-New York, Wall Street.
-Wall Street, says Bev.
Let's see how many of our 100 people agree with Bev. Wall Street.
It is right.
Oh. 73. APPLAUSE
-It's not bad.
-Better than 100.
It's a pretty tough board, that, I think. Even that one,
you're kind of thinking, "What's that?" And as soon as you work out Wall Street,
-you think, "Of course, of course." But a tough board, I think.
-Tell us about KB. How come?
Well, my name is Kambiz, which is an Iranian name.
And because... I don't want to be presumptuous,
-but I'm assuming most people won't be able to pronounce it.
-So it's much easier to shorten it to two syllables, KB.
-Yeah, there we are.
Fair enough. KB, what do you do?
I'm a bar supervisor in Bristol, Bristol's busiest bar, in fact.
That's your estimation,
or is that according to official busyness figures?
I'd like to think it is official busyness figures.
Does "busiest" mean it is the most crowded,
-or it's the people who drink the most ferociously?
So people are literally queueing for their next drink while they're downing the first.
Oh, that is busy. There we are. Now, KBE, streets and ways.
How are we feeling about this?
I'm just going to have to go quite easy, I think.
I thought you were going to say, "I'm just going to have to go."
I was thinking, "Wow, KB does not like this round."
It'll be embarrassing if it's wrong,
but I think I'll go Champs-Elysees, the thoroughfare in Paris.
In Paris, there we are. Champs-Elysees, says KB.
Let's see if it's right, let's see how many of our 100 people said the Champs-Elysees.
It is right. Well, Wall Street was 73 and you've passed that.
Down it goes, still going down, look at that, 39 for the Champs-Elysees.
Well done. APPLAUSE
Yeah, translates as Elysian fields, Champs-Elysees.
Used to be vegetable gardens up to the 17th century.
-Thanks very much, Richard. Now, Jean, welcome.
-No, no. Thank you very much.
I don't live here either, it's nice to be welcomed onto the set.
Jean, how lovely to have you here.
Originally from...London, but now you live in...
-That's right. And what keeps you busy in Kent?
Well, I have six grandchildren, and Dave has two grandchildren,
-so that is quite a lot between us.
-And I'm very interested in the arts.
-I keep busy. Yeah.
-Are you as busy as, say,
-a bar in Bristol?
-I doubt it.
-That does sound...
-I doubt it.
And what are your interests, other than...
The arts. I like cooking, I walk a lot.
-Um, yeah, just potter about, really.
Excellent. And have you been down any of these alleyways and avenues?
I have, actually.
I have. And I am going to take the first one,
because it is a road I have walked, and I believe it is the Via Dolorosa.
The Via Dolorosa. Via Dolorosa, says Jean.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people got it.
It is right, 73 is our highest point and you've passed that.
39, our lowest point and you've passed that.
Look at that, Via Dolorosa, down to 10.
Nothing "Dolorosa" about that.
Well played, Jean, very nice answer.
It says here it's about a ten-minute walk. Is that your experience?
-I think it was a bit longer than that.
-A bit longer than that. It should be ten minutes.
I suppose if everyone else is walking quite slowly.
-It depends if the bars have just kicked out.
-Some busy bars on that strip.
-There are. On the Via Dolorosa.
Now then, Rachel.
Rachel, welcome back. Remind us what you do, Rachel.
-I'm a retail manager in a department store.
-But by night, Rachel...
-an '80s DJ.
-A superstar DJ.
-You said last time that you do it with a friend.
-Yes, my friend Emma.
Very good. And do you have a favourite band from the '80s?
-You said you were an '80s DJ.
-Well, I love rock. Kiss is my favourite.
-Or Motley Crue.
-Or Motley Crue. Very good indeed.
Now, Rachel, this board's all yours.
So, there's only one that I actually know,
and I'm so pleased that it hasn't been taken already.
-Which is the orbital motorway, and it is the M25.
-The M25, says Rachel.
OK, let's see how many of our 100 people said the M25.
Wow, 56. Look at that. 56.
Who would have thought the M25 scoring lower than Wall Street?
Anyway, there we are. Richard.
Yeah, it was the world's largest city bypass, but now it is no longer.
The Berliner ring is longer.
Now, these are all tough answers, the ones that remain.
-The avenue in Berlin lined with lime trees?
-Unter den Linden.
Unter den Linden. Correct.
And that would have scored 5 points.
The site of the President of Singapore's residence
is Orchard Road. Would have scored you 1 point.
Very well done if you said that. But a pointless answer...
I've walked across this road, it does take a long time.
And it is the 9th of July Avenue in Buenos Aires. 9th of July Avenue.
Pointless answer, so very well done if you said that.
I've walked across it, but I could not name it.
-I thought it was the 7th of July Avenue.
-Oh, can you imagine?
-Maybe when you started walking across it,
it was. LAUGHTER
Thanks very much. We're halfway through the round. Let's take a look at those scores.
Well, 10, Jean, very well done to you.
Via Dolorosa, best answer of that pass.
Jean and Dave looking pretty strong at this point.
Then up to 39, where we find KB and Jack, well done.
Then up to 56, where we find Rachel and Aidan.
Then 73, Bev and Georgia.
A surprisingly high score for Wall Street there. Stockade.
Gave too much away, maybe.
Anyway, Georgia, we need a low score from you to keep you in the game, so best of luck.
We're going to come back down the line now. Can the second players please step up to the podium?
OK, we are going to put seven more clues up on the board.
And here they are. We have got...
I shall read those all one last time.
There we are. Now, Aidan.
Aidan. Remind us what you do.
-I'm a drum teacher.
-You are a drum... How many pupils do you have?
Currently about 14, 15.
Wow. And they come weekly or so, do they, to see you?
I guess they all practise. Have they got drum kits at home?
Yeah, a lot of electric kits.
That's the answer, isn't it, electric kits.
-It's a big ask, isn't it?
-We turn them down.
Aidan, what would you like to go for? You're currently on 56.
The high scorers are Georgia and Bev here.
So 16 is your target score to avoid becoming the new high scorers.
I can't say I'm 100% on all of them.
I think I'm going to go for the top one.
-I'm going for Broadway.
-Broadway. OK, let's see. Here is your red line.
You have to get below that.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Broadway.
45! Not bad! APPLAUSE
Not bad. 45 for Broadway takes your total up to 101.
Broadway been an entertainment centre since PT Barnum opened
a theatre there in the 19th century.
Thanks very much, Richard.
Now, Dave, welcome. Great to have you here.
Lovely to have your Cork accent on the programme.
What do you do, Dave?
Well, officially, I'm retired,
but I sneak in a little part-time job every now and again.
And what part-time...?
I work for a company that delivers catering to private jets.
How's about that? How's about that?
I'm imagining the catering on private jets is quite high-end.
-Very high-end, both price-wise and the food. So...
-That's quite fun.
And if there's any surplus,
any left over, you get to take it home, maybe?
We are under pain of death not to eat any surplus from the aircraft.
Because usually the owners of the aeroplanes take the food home themselves.
Oh, I see. I suppose they've paid for it. But still, really...
I know, it's... It's a bit unfair, but...
So there you are, with honey-dipped larks' tongues being passed up.
-Dave, there you are on 10. 90 or less gets you through.
I know the answer in Edinburgh,
the word in it is Mile,
but I can't recall whether there is
something ahead of it in the name,
so I'm going to take a chance on the Golden Mile.
The Golden Mile. You can hear the rejoicing of the crowd.
The Golden Mile, says Dave. Let's find out if it's right.
Here is your red line - nice and high.
You just have to get down to it, that's all.
Let's find out whether the Golden Mile gets you there.
Dave, I'm so sorry!
I'm afraid that is an incorrect
answer and it takes your total
up to 110, scoring 100, as it does.
Dave, I'm sorry, not the Golden Mile.
I'll give you the correct answer at the end of the pass.
Now, then, Jack, welcome to the show. Good to have you here.
-Also from Bristol.
-What do you do, Jack?
I do exactly the same job as KB here, I have to do most of his work.
-Oh, so you supervise the bar as well?
-I supervise the supervisor.
-Is KB diligent, conscientious?
-All of the above.
-Whose idea was it to come on the show?
-We both watched it but I applied.
I guess it's on while you're just getting ready for the busiest
-bar in Bristol to open its doors.
What sort of prep to you do during Pointless?
Do you maybe time it? "It's the head-to-head and I haven't even chopped my limes!"
Exactly, cut a few limes, cut a few lemons, open the doors up.
Right you are.
Now, Jack, there you are on 39.
110 is the high score there.
Dave and Jean in front of you.
If you can score 70 or less,
you are into the next round.
How are we liking these streets?
I'm not liking it a lot.
Pretty sure I know one, so I'm just going safe with the one I know.
-North London road on the Beatles album is Abbey Road.
says Jack. Abbey Road. There's your red line.
Get below that with Abbey Road, you're through to the next round.
Let's see how many of our 100 said it.
You've done it! Very well done indeed! 62.
APPLAUSE You needed 70, 62 you've got.
101 is your total.
-Very well done.
-Well played, Jack.
Did exactly what you needed to do there. It's always full of tourists.
-It's actually not in the same place as the original.
It's moved about three metres.
For traffic management reasons, which I guess is fair enough.
-I suppose it's true.
-In a funny kind of way.
Thanks very much, Richard. Now, Georgia, we come to you.
You've been so patient all this time waiting.
-Now, Georgia, what do you do?
-I'm a support worker.
Support worker in what industry?
so I look after four men with learning disabilities in their home.
-Right you are.
-I just help them with their daily tasks, take them out, you know,
Go to concerts and they like nights out and things like that.
Oh, that's nice. That allows them to stay independent,
relatively independent, and stay at home. Good for you.
What do you do with your spare time?
I've got a little girl, she's two, so I spend a lot of time with her.
-She'll be watching now, I imagine.
-What's her name?
Now, Georgia, this board is all yours. You're on 73.
You have to score 36 or less.
Will you talk us through and fill in the famous streets?
I knew one, Abbey Road,
and it's gone. I really...
I'm going to have to pluck
something out of thin air.
I'll go for the road in Bangkok and
say that it's called Bangkok Road.
Bangkok Road, says Georgia. Let's see if that's right.
There's a London Road leading into London,
why shouldn't there be a Bangkok Road?
Anyway, there is your red line. Let's see if it's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Bangkok Road.
Oooh... Bad luck, Georgia. I'm afraid that's an incorrect answer.
-Scores you 100 points, takes your total up to 173.
They call it the centre of the backpacker universe, this road.
Do you know it? You'll know it when...
-It's the Khao San Road.
-Khao San Road.
Would have scored one point, so a very tough answer.
Well done if you said that at home. It's not the Golden Mile, it is...
-The Royal Mile.
-The Royal Mile,
I'm afraid. Would have scored 17.
Now, the coastal road, the Australian one,
is called the Great Ocean Road.
Two points for that.
Built by returning soldiers from World War I, the Great Ocean Road.
The ancient Roman road is the Appian Way.
-Would have scored you eight points. And the US highway...
Route 66, of course it is.
And that would have scored 58. So Khao San Road the best answer on the board.
So at the end of our first round, I'm afraid the pair heading
home with that high score of 173, Georgia and Bev, it is you.
I'm so sorry. Lovely having you on the show.
See you again next time. Look forward to that.
-Meantime, thanks very much, Georgia and Bev.
Right, for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
So here we are, down to three pairs of contestants.
It's getting cosy now, isn't it?
And obviously it will get even smaller when we get down to
the head-to-head. But you've all done well.
You all broke the 100 point mark, which is interesting.
Yeah, two 101s and one 110 in the middle.
So you're all quite close together. But best of luck for our next round.
Our category for Round Two today is...
A nice cheery round there. Shakespearean Deaths.
Could you all decide who's going to go first and who's going to go second?
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...
We're looking for any character whose name is in the title of
a Shakespeare play who dies in the play, please.
Thank you very much indeed. So, Jack, we come to you first.
I'm going to go for...
-Romeo, says Jack. Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Romeo.
That's not bad! APPLAUSE
There's a lot of pressure on the first podium in
-a round about Shakespearian deaths, I would say.
-A lot of spoiler alerts in this round, I have to say.
-Yeah, I know!
If you haven't read any Shakespeare, I would maybe go into the
-kitchen for a bit.
If you don't want to know the result, look away now.
-Right, I'm going to go for a fairly obvious one - Julius Caesar.
Julius Caesar, says Jane.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said that.
What about that, Jean! 14! Not so obvious.
-Not so obvious.
-Well played, Jean.
He died on the last show as well, didn't he, Julius Caesar?
-Oh, he's dying all over the place.
-Goodness me, he's a busy man.
Is it less terrifying than it first seems, this question?
-When you first hear it you think, "Oh, my goodness."
-But actually, there's answers out there.
-There are answers out there.
There certainly are. Aidan?
Um... I know absolutely no Shakespeare,
so I'm going to have to guess.
-Richard III? Is that a play?
-Richard III, says Aidan.
Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Richard III.
Well, 14 is our lowest score so far.
21 is what you get for Richard III. APPLAUSE
HE CHUCKLES No-one more surprised than Aidan!
He dies shortly after he says,
"A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse."
And shortly before someone says, "Does anyone know a good car park in Leicester?"
Thanks very much, Richard. So we're halfway through the round.
Let's take a look at the scores. 14, Jean. Very well done.
The best score of that pass.
Jean and Dave reigning supreme at this point.
Then up to 21, where we find Aidan and Rachel.
Then 67 is where we find Jack and KB.
KB, you're not way ahead, but a nice score from you will keep you
in the game, so good luck with that. We're coming back down the line now.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
OK, so, Rachel, remember, we're looking for the name of any
Shakespeare title character who dies in a play that bears their name.
There you are on 21. The high scorers are KB and Jack on 67.
So 45 or less assures you of a place in the head-to-head.
Think of that lovely jackpot.
It's going to have to be quite an obvious one.
But it's just which obvious one? Um...
-And hopefully, he dies, actually, in this one.
-I like that!
-I'm going to say King Lear.
-King Lear, says Rachel.
Here is your red line.
If you can get below this red line with King Lear,
you are in the head-to-head.
How many of our 100 people said King Lear?
Keep going, keep going.
There you are, you're in.
Very well done - 14!
Joining Jean on the lowest score.
-35 is your total.
-Very nicely played, Rachel. Well done.
It was banned for ten years in 1810 to 1820,
when George III was going through his bouts of insanity,
-because of the famous mad scene.
-They thought it was in poor taste.
Interesting. Now, Dave.
Panic has set in.
-My three answers have gone.
I'm really struggling on this. Um...
I have to say something, and she didn't die,
but I'll have to say Juliet.
-Juliet, says Dave.
Didn't she die?
-Let's find out! LAUGHTER
There is your red line. How many of our 100 people said Juliet?
Not bad, Dave. Not bad at all.
67 takes your total up to 81.
I think that might be good enough to keep you in the game.
That's why you should never pay any attention to Shakespeare,
otherwise you wouldn't have known that was wrong
-and you wouldn't have said it.
-It's nice that she scores exactly the same as Romeo.
-That is nice.
Isn't that lovely? They both got 67. The star-crossed lovers.
-There you are.
Nicely said, Richard. KB, we come to you.
I might as well kiss goodbye to that sweet jackpot, I think.
Come on, KB! You've got some good answers there.
I couldn't be less well versed on Shakespeare.
OK, well, 13 is what you need to score.
I mean, I know a few names in association with
Well, they might be good enough if one of them is also the name
-of a play.
I mean, the most obscure I can think of is Titus Andronicus.
-I don't know if that's...
-Titus Andronicus, says KB.
OK, here is your red line.
If you get below that with Titus Andronicus,
you are through to the next round.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Titus Andronicus.
Six for Titus Andronicus,
taking your total up to 73.
You're not that well versed in Shakespeare, but versed enough!
That was very nicely done, KB, very well played.
There are 14 deaths in all.
It's one of the bloodiest plays, Titus Andronicus.
Good news for you, he was one of them.
Now, there's two pointless answers here.
I bet you'll be quite good on this. Have you got any ideas?
-King John. If you'd said that, it's a pointless answer.
-Very well done! There's only two pointless answers in all.
-King John is one of them and...
-Cymbeline... No, I don't know...
-Timon of Athens. There we are.
-He also would have scored you nothing.
So one point for Henry VI, two for Henry IV, three for Antony,
out of Antony and Cleopatra.
Three for Coriolanus, four for Cleopatra,
out of Antony and Cleopatra.
So Titus Andronicus a very good score - very few below that.
15 for Othello. You would have got 32 for Macbeth.
And the top three we've already heard - Romeo and Juliet
for 67, and third place was Hamlet.
Very good round. Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
So at the end of our second round, I'm afraid the pair heading home
with their high score of 81, it's Dave and Jean.
Dave, it's awful, isn't it, when all your answers...
You had some good answers there and they were just taken one by one.
Titus Andronicus, though. Might you have come forward with that?
-Well, there we are.
Dave and Jane, we'll see you again next time.
-Looking forward to that already.
Meantime, thanks very much for playing, Dave and Jean.
But for the remaining two pairs,
it's now time for our head-to-head.
Congratulations, Rachel, Aidan, Jack and KB.
You are now one step closer to the final and a chance to play for that
massive jackpot, which currently stands, let us not forget, at...
Oh, it always gets a bit more exciting at this point.
Obviously because you can start playing as teams.
You can confer before you give your answers.
The first person to win two questions will be playing for
that jackpot. So it's not that far away.
It is within touching distance, ladies and gentlemen.
This is very exciting - we've got our '80s DJ,
our drum teacher and our two guys from Bristol's busiest bar.
Best of luck to both pairs. Let's play the head-to-head.
Here is the first question, and it concerns...
British Wild Flowers, Richard.
We're going to show you five pictures of British wild flowers.
We're also going to give you the initials of their names' first and last letters.
Can you identify them, please? Very best of luck.
OK, let's reveal our five wild flowers, and here they come.
There we go. Now, Rachel and Aidan, you've been our lowest scorers,
so you will go first.
You're free to confer.
-I think it's camomile.
-B is buddleia.
We're going to go for B, and say bulrush.
B, bulrush, say Rachel and Aidan. B, bulrush.
Now, Jack and KB, those flowers are all yours. Talk us through them.
I'd love to talk you through them!
It's not going to happen.
I think we only know one of them.
Yeah. We'll go for the easy one. D.
-Lily of the valley.
-D, lily of the valley.
So we have bulrush and lily of the valley.
Rachel and Aidan said bulrush for B.
Let's see how many of our 100 people agree with them.
Please be right...
44 for bulrush.
Now, Jack and KB have gone for lily of the valley for D.
Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
Oh, 59. APPLAUSE
But quite close.
But, Rachel and Aidan, well done, you won that one,
which means after one question you are up 1-0.
Let's fill in the rest of these. How are you on British wild flowers?
I'm not great, I have to say.
I'm pretty good... A, chamomile.
It should be tea, right?
That would have scored you 14.
Yup. C is cornflower.
That would have scored you 30.
Now, the last one...
This is where I'm afraid I...
It's possibly the most poisonous
indigenous plant in the UK.
The hemlock water dropwort.
-Hemlock water dropwort.
-It looks so nice, Richard.
-It does, but it's not nice.
-Don't eat them.
No! Oh... Yeah! There we are. No touching the hemlock.
OK, so there we are. Jack and KB, here comes your second question.
You get to answer it first,
but you have to win it to stay in the game, so best of luck.
Our second question today concerns...
BBC 6 Music Presenters, Richard.
We're going to show you the names now of five BBC 6 Music presenters,
but we've put them in anagram form.
Can you unscramble them all?
They all were or are part of bands as well, all five of these.
-Very best of luck.
-Thanks very much indeed.
Let's reveal our five anagrams. And here they come.
Jack and KB, you will go first.
Yeah, we're going to go with the third one, Pulp,
which is Jarvis Cocker.
Jarvis Cocker, say Jack and KB.
Jarvis Cocker. So, Rachel and Aidan,
do you want to talk us through the board?
So the top one is Huey Morgan.
Then you've got Lauren Laverne,
then Marc Riley
then Cerys Matthews.
Which one do you think?
-Marc Riley, yeah.
You're going for Marc Riley.
OK, so we have Jarvis Cocker and Marc Riley.
Jack and KB went for Jarvis Cocker - let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many people said it.
47 for Jarvis Cocker.
Rachel and Aidan, meanwhile, have gone for Marc Riley.
Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people got that.
And it wins you the point!
Very well done indeed. Down it goes!
Very well done indeed! APPLAUSE
Marc Riley - great answer there.
And it means, Rachel and Aidan,
that you are straight through to the final after only two questions.
-2-0, very well done indeed.
-Very impressively done.
You got all of them right and you chose the best answer of
the ones you knew as well.
6 Music fans or just music fans, so you knew them from the bands?
-Music and bands.
-Perfect combination, then.
Marc Riley, one of the nicest men you could ever meet as well.
Also one of the 14 million people who have been in The Fall over the years.
-Many people have.
Huey Morgan, absolutely right, from Fun Lovin' Criminals.
He would have scored you nine points.
He would have got beaten by another very lovely person, Lauren Laverne,
who would have scored you 10.
Quite a big score down there for Cerys Matthews.
She would have scored you 39.
She may well be lovely, I'm passing no comments - I've not met her.
-I have, she's lovely.
-Is she? She seems nice.
-She's very lovely.
There we are. Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
So the pair leaving us that the end of the head-to-head round,
I'm sorry to say, Jack and KB.
You came in storming through on the crest of Titus Andronicus.
I mean, amazing.
All guns blazing, and I'm afraid the head-to-head round just
didn't quite suit you. Nothing wrong with your answers,
but they were just quite high-scoring.
We will see you again next time, when I'm sure you'll do just as well if not better.
Meantime, thanks very much for playing, Jack and KB. APPLAUSE
But for Rachel and Aidan, it's now time for our Pointless Final.
Congratulations, Rachel and Aidan.
You have fought off all the competition and you have won
our coveted Pointless trophy.
You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot.
At the end of today, the jackpot is standing at...
So, last show, you were off, I think the end of the second round,
we said goodbye to you, wasn't it?
This show, what a different story.
Through you have come.
A fantastic decisive win in the head-to-head there.
It's been a while since we've had a 2-0 victory there.
Anything you particularly want to see come up in this last round?
-Probably music...would be quite good.
Football for Aidan, not for me.
OK, but that's good - you cover lots of bases. It's great.
Now, very best of luck.
As always you get to choose the category from the four we put up on the board.
Let us hope there is something on the board that you like the look of.
Today's selection reads like this. We have got...
-Driving Films is jumping out at me.
Spain will be...
No. Shall we go driving?
-Clear your minds a bit!
-It would be nice, wouldn't it?
Yes. We'll go Driving Films, please.
-Driving Films. Richard?
-Very best of luck.
We're looking for any cast members of the following three films, please.
Anyone credited in the first Cars film, the Pixar film from 2006.
Anyone credited in the 1990 film Days Of Thunder,
or anyone credited in the 1989 film Driving Miss Daisy.
So anyone credited according to IMDB appearing in Cars,
Days Of Thunder or Driving Miss Daisy.
Very best of luck.
There we are. OK.
You've got up to one minute to come up with three answers,
and all you need to win that massive jackpot is for just one of
those answers to be pointless.
-Are you ready?
OK, let's put 60 seconds up on the screen. There they are.
Your time starts now.
I'm thinking voice-overs in Cars.
What random actors
might have done a voice-over?
Adam Sandler was in it, wasn't he?
I think Woody Harrelson was in it.
-Adam Sandler, Woody Harrelson...
-Think people like, um,
female comedians in America who might have done it, like...
Like, or... That woman Sarah Silverman... Um...
I'm not good on Cars films.
Cast of Days Of Thunder,
-I don't know.
All I know is Tom Cruise,
-That's about it.
-I think Robert Duvall was in it.
Driving Miss Daisy was, um...
What's his name?!
-No, Sidney Poitier,
-And Jessica... No,
-who's that old lady?
I don't think we know Miss Daisy, I think we should pick Cars.
Ten seconds left.
Three actors who did voiceovers.
Is he going to be quite obvious?
-Who did you say?
and Sarah Silverman...
OK, time up, I'm afraid.
I now need your three answers.
-We'll say Adam Sandler...
-Or someone like Amy Adams?
-Take a punt.
-Go Sarah Silverman.
-We'll go Sarah Silverman.
-Sarah Silverman. OK, three answers there.
Of those three, which is your best shot at a pointless answer?
-Probably Sarah Silverman.
-Sarah Silverman goes last.
Least likely to be pointless?
-Adam Sandler. We'll put him first.
OK, let's put these up on the board in that order and here they are.
We've got Adam Sandler, Woody Harrelson and Sarah Silverman.
Well, very, very best of luck.
Now, if you are going to win this jackpot - who knows,
you just might - what will you do with that money?
Well, I'm getting married in Las Vegas this year,
so it would go towards that.
I'd spend it, I don't know...
-On the Strip? I don't know.
-You'd find a way of spending it.
-I'd find a way in Vegas.
-I'm quite certain. Aidan, how about you?
I'd ask the wife how I'd spend it first.
LAUGHTER That's good. Very good.
-Maybe a nice cymbal? HE MIMICS CYMBAL.
-There we are. OK, well, best of luck.
In all three of these instances we are looking for cast members
from Cars. We've narrowed it down to Cars.
In the first instance we're looking for Adam Sandler.
You're pretty sure it's right.
It just has to be pointless for you to win the jackpot.
So for £8,250, let's see how many people said Adam Sandler.
Is it pointless?
Oh, it's not right, sadly.
Which means you only have two more shots at today's jackpot.
THe next answer was Woody Harrelson. Again, this has to be correct.
Then it has to be pointless for you to win the jackpot.
So, for £8,250, let's find out how many people said Woody Harrelson.
-Who do they HAVE in this film?!
-I don't know!
You only have one more shot at today's jackpot. Let's find out.
Your third and final answer was Sarah Silverman.
If you're going to take a punt, what a great punt to take.
To win the jackpot, Sarah Silverman has to be right,
then it has to be pointless.
For £8,250, and many people said Sarah Silverman?
Oh, I'm sorry!
Well, listen, a valiant attempt, but unfortunately you didn't
manage to find that all-important correct answer.
So I'm afraid you don't win today's jackpot of £8,250.
That will roll over on to the next show.
But what a performance across the two shows.
You've done fantastically well and it's been wonderful having you on the show.
And you get to take home a Pointless trophy, so there you are.
Yeah, it's unlucky, but that's the way to play the final round.
So often people just go for very obvious answers.
At least you went for a punt, you went for somebody...
It might have been Sarah Silverman. She wasn't, unfortunately.
She's in Wreck-It Ralph, she was a voice in that, but not in Cars.
But it's exactly the right thing to do if you want to get a pointless answer.
We'll take a look at the pointless answers in all the different categories.
Some very big names in the Cars category that would have won you £8,250.
Let's take a look at a few of them.
Billy Crystal would have won you the money.
John Goodman also would have won you the money. Michael Keaton.
Tim Allen, who is Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story,
he plays the Buzz Lightyear car in Cars as well.
He voices that and he would have won you £8,250.
In fact, everyone apart from Owen Wilson and Tom Hanks
were the big scorers.
Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt and Cheech Marin, everyone else in that
film, every other voice actor, was a pointless answer.
So very well done if you said any of those.
John Ratzenberger, of course,
Cliff from Cheers, is in all the Pixar films and he would have
been a pointless answer as well in this particular category.
Let's take a look at the other two films.
I'm sure people at home will be having a go at these.
The cast of Days Of Thunder - Don Simpson, very much
better-known as a producer, one of the uber producers of Hollywood.
JC Quinn, John C Reilly,
one of those guys who's in every film you've ever watched.
Brilliant actor. Randy Quaid.
Everyone in that film a pointless answer apart from Tom Cruise,
Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Michael Rooker and
Fred Dalton Thomson. Also Carey Elwes.
Who we perhaps better know from Princess Bride.
And Driving Miss Daisy.
Let's take a look at a few of these.
Esther Rolle, Joann Havrilla,
Patti Lupone, William Hall Jr.
Again, only three actors scoring in that.
Morgan Freeman, who you mentioned.
Jessica Tandy was the name of woman he's driving.
And Dan Ackroyd also in that film, would have scored you six points.
So very well done if you got a pointless answer on any of
those films, and unlucky in the studio.
-So the jackpot keeps going up, right?
Well, unfortunately, we have to say goodbye to you,
Rachel and Aidan, but it's been fabulous having you on the show.
-Thank you so much for playing.
Rachel and Aidan didn't win our jackpot today, which means it
rolls over on to the next show, and we will be playing for...
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.