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Thank you very much, indeed. Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong and welcome to Pointless,
the show where the aim of the game is to avoid obvious answers
and find the obscure ones. Let's meet today's players.
And couple number one...
Hello, my name is Jean.
This is my partner Dave and we live in Beckenham in Kent.
-Couple number two...
-Hi, I'm Georgia. This is my mum Bev
and we're from Leeds.
-Couple number three...
-Hi, I'm Sarah. This is my partner Clare
and we're from Nottingham.
And, finally, couple number four...
Hello, my name is Jenny.
This is my boyfriend Sandy and we live in Cornwall.
And these are today's contestants.
Thanks very much, all of you. We will find out more about each of you throughout the show.
So, that just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
I certainly wouldn't cross him, although I would circumnavigate him.
-It's my Pointless friend, it's Richard.
Hi, everybody. Afternoon.
I wondered how that sentence was going to finish, for a moment!
Circumnavigation was the best option I could have hoped for, I think.
I think it was, yes. On the table, yep.
-Now, TV secret. It's your birthday today.
-Aww! Thank you.
Obviously, when this goes out, it won't be your birthday,
but people should tweet you, "Happy Twitter birthday".
-People should tweet you, "Happy TV birthday".
-Yeah, TV birthday.
-You're like the Queen.
-In more ways than one.
-There we are. Yeah!
-It's your birthday
and, very excitingly, on your birthday,
-we have got quite the jackpot building up.
It hasn't been won for quite some while,
so a very exciting jackpot. Two returning pairs from the last show.
We've got, knocked out in Round One,
we've got Georgia and Bev, on podium two.
And knocked out in Round Two, on podium one, Dave and Jean.
Welcome back, all of you. A nice sum of money for our newcomers
to play for, as well. Your birthday, lovely questions.
And Bev's top. Look at that.
-Lovely, bright colour, there.
-That is nice, isn't it?
-That has made my year.
-It's nice, isn't it? A lovely celebration top.
-In HD, that is going to zing.
-It's going to sing, yeah.
They're going to love that.
-People are going to have to redecorate their front rooms while you're on.
Wonderful. Thank you very much, indeed.
Rachel and Aidan didn't win the jackpot last time,
as you'll have gathered, so we add another £1,000 to that.
So, today's jackpot starts off at...
Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.
Just remember this, the pair with the highest score at the end
of each round will be eliminated.
There we are. No conferring, remember, for the first two rounds.
Our first category for Round One today is...
English Football. Can you all decide, in your pairs,
who's going to go first, who's going to go second?
Whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.
OK. Let's find out what the question is. Here it comes.
We gave 100 people 100 seconds to name as many...
ALEXANDER REPEATS QUESTION
-We're looking for any team who has played in
the English Premier League from the '92-93 season,
all the way through to the 2015-16 season, please,
whose names begin with letters starting from N-Z.
What I call the second half of the alphabet.
-I think you're right to.
-Do you think?
-I mean nothing by it,
-it's a perfectly-acceptable half of the alphabet...
-..but, chronologically, it is second.
-It is the second half.
-There we are. Dave... Welcome back.
-Now, we discovered
a great many things about you last time, but the most exciting thing
is that you fill your retirement by supplying high-end food and drink
to private jets.
This is true. This is true.
-Not me, personally. The company I work for.
-The company... I see.
So, you're not slaving away over a hot stove?
-No, I'm not the man.
-Crafting things out of carrots?
That's what they do in private jets.
-That's what they do.
-So, how did you come into that?
How did that come about?
Actually, it was a friend of Jean's who told me she had been doing
a particular job in... Am I allowed to mention which airport?
-Biggin Hill Airport.
-I think that's all right.
Other airports are available.
-There we are.
-And I just wrote to every company in Biggin Hill
and said, "Do you need anybody to drive anything anywhere?"
And you've cornered the market.
-What about that?!
-Do you get to go on the jets, at all?
-Do you ever get to go inside the jets?
-I go inside all of them.
-What's the best one you've ever seen?
-And whose was it?!
It was...actually, an English gentleman.
-He does a television programme.
Oh, I bet it's Peter Jones.
-Oh, tell me, how does Lord Sugar decorate his...?
No, no, we can't. We can't.
Well, Dave, for now,
we're looking for Premier League football teams
from the second half of the alphabet.
Could I please go with Tottenham Hotspur?
-Yes, you may.
-Thank you for your politeness there.
Tottenham Hotspur. Let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
45, for Tottenham Hotspur.
Yeah, they're one of only seven teams who have been present
in every single Premier League season
and I can name all the others, because they all start
-in the first half of the alphabet.
-Oh, that's nice.
Arsenal, Aston... Oh, I say Aston Villa - by the time this goes out,
goodness me. Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool and Man United.
Excellent. Thank you, Richard.
-So, what keeps you busy up in Leeds?
-But you're also,
as we discovered last time, very keen on crafts.
I have quite a good collection.
-Does that include all the ones inside or...?
-No, sets. 110 sets.
-So, 660, maybe, 770 dolls, you've got?
-Where do you keep them?
-I had to buy a display cabinet.
-"I had to buy a second home."
-Do you have a series of smaller
display cabinets within the display cabinet?
-That's how I'd do it.
-Now, Bev, Premier League teams.
Are we happy about this?
No, nobody in my house watches football.
But I'm going to try Nottingham Forest.
Nottingham Forest, says Bev. Nottingham Forest.
Let's see if it's right, let's see how many of our 100 people said
It's right. Well, 45 is what Tottenham Hotspur scored.
Look at that!
Down to 10.
Very well done indeed, Bev.
Yeah, I once called them Notts Forest on this programme
and got in a lot of trouble, because they're Nottingham Forest.
So, every time Fulham play them, I now make a point of saying,
"Very, very difficult to wind up a Notts Forest fan," and...
-..the replies you get.
-Now, Sarah, welcome to Pointless.
Lovely to have you here.
What do you do, Sarah?
I work at the University of Nottingham, as a disability advisor.
-Are you advising the student body or do you advise the...?
-..on what students need.
So, getting all the facilities, all the support and all that
-sort of stuff.
How long have you been doing that?
-I've been doing that job in Nottingham for six and a half years.
-And you enjoy it?
Yeah. I enjoy working with the students,
-just not so much the paperwork.
-Yes. Yeah, I can imagine.
What do you get up to otherwise, Sarah?
I love music. I love going to as many gigs as possible.
Do you have a current favourite band or...?
Oh, we have lots of bands that we share a like of, but...
Like U2, Foo Fighters... Imagine Dragons.
Foo Fighters are coming back. They came back to do another tour,
because of the broken foot fiasco?
Yeah, we saw them in Manchester about a week before
he broke his leg in Sweden. So, we felt very fortunate.
-Very good. Now, Sarah.
-What are you going to go for?
-I'm going to say Reading.
Reading, says Sarah.
Let's see if that's right and let's see how many of our 100 people said Reading.
45 is our highest score, at this point, and we pass it.
Ten is our low.
Nearly down there. We're at 14.
-14 for Reading. Very well done, Sarah.
Well played, Sarah. Last in the Premier League in 2012-2013.
Thanks very much, Richard. Now, Sandy. Welcome to the show.
-Now, you said you are from Newquay.
-Yes, originally from Glasgow,
but I live in Newquay now.
-You've answered my question.
-It's a giveaway.
You could see where I was going with that and you leapt in.
What do you do down in Newquay?
-I'm a beach lifeguard for the RLNI.
-Oh, good for you.
-How long have you done that for?
I've done four seasons. Going to be a fifth, starting soon.
-Right, so you say a beach lifeguard?
-Yes. We are the beach lifeguards.
Look after all the people coming to use the beach
-and people on holiday and things.
-Keeping it safe for them.
And are you a surfer, at all?
-Yes. Yes. Very keen surfer.
-Right, so I'm guessing that is what
-took you to Cornwall, was it?
-It is, indeed.
And it helps for lifeguarding, as well. If you know the ocean,
-it's, kind of, important.
-Yeah. Beautiful down there.
Sandy, football. English Premier League teams.
I've heard some good answers, so far, that I've thought of.
I'm going to go for a team who's fallen on hard times
-and that's Portsmouth.
-Portsmouth, says Sandy.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people
45 is still the high point - and we pass it.
10 is our low.
26 is where you end up.
26, for Portsmouth.
Yeah, relegated in 2009-2010.
Fallen on very hard times since then.
Hopefully, on their way back.
Good name for a beach lifeguard - "Sandy".
Thank you very much. We are halfway through the round.
Let's take a look at those scores. 10. What about that, Bev?
The best score of the pass.
So, Bev and George are looking very strong.
Then, up to 14, where we find Sarah and Clare.
Up to 26, Sandy and Jenny on the far podium.
Then up to 45, Dave and Jean. Jean, it's in your hands,
I would say. We need a nice, low score from you on the next pass.
-How are we feeling about that?
-Well, Bev wasn't feeling
-brilliant about it...
-That's true, yeah.
-..and look what she managed
-So, there we are.
Let's hope, when it comes back to you, you've got a nice,
low-scoring answer that will keep you in the game.
We'll come back down the line. Can the second players step up to the podium?
Jenny, welcome to Pointless.
-Now, where are you from originally?
-I'm from Aberdeen.
So, how did you and Sandy find each other?
Did you find each other in Scotland or Cornwall?
-We've been together about six months and we met in Cornwall.
Where did you meet? Was Sandy rescuing you?
No, he wasn't. We met at a music gig that was on,
down in the beach, in Newquay.
-And, Jenny, what do you do?
-I work on wildlife watching boat trips,
-from Padstow in Cornwall.
-Oh, that's just lovely!
You could make a soap opera about your lives. It would be fantastic.
-And, what are your interests?
-Wildlife, marine wildlife.
I like swimming. I go swimming quite a lot.
I volunteer with the British Divers Marine Life Rescue.
I'm a marine mammal medic. We go out saving stranded marine life,
Two people who have made their lives,
built their lives, around things they love. How fantastic. Jenny,
what would you like to go for? You're on 26. Our highest scorers
are here on the first podium, Jean and Dave, on 45.
So, 18 is your target.
-A couple of my answers have been stolen.
I think I'm going to go with Southampton.
Southampton, says Jenny.
Southampton. Here is your red line.
If you can get below that,
you are through to the next round.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Southampton.
34 for Southampton.
Takes your total up to 60.
Another good answer. Were there at the beginning,
had seven years out, but now back to stay, I think.
-Thanks very much, Richard. Clare.
A warm welcome to Pointless, Clare, and what do you do?
-I'm a student.
-What do you study?
I'm studying social work, at the moment.
I'm going to be going to university in September.
-Oh, that's nice. Convenient, isn't it?
-That is convenient, yeah.
-So, what are your interests, Clare?
Well, I like cycling the tandem with Sarah.
What's the furthest you've been on the tandem?
60 miles myself, but we've done, together, 170, across the country.
-That's a lot.
-Yeah. Very good.
-What else do you get up to?
-I've got a VW camper,
-that I'm having done up.
-Have you painted it lurid colours?
-It's orange and white.
-That'll do, yeah. Good enough.
So, festivals and everything, when the summer comes?
Yeah, Isle of Wight Festival is going to be our first one together.
-Have you pimped it out inside?
It's getting there. It's getting there. Bright orange interior.
Very good. OK, now, Clare, there you are on 14.
If you can score 45 or less, you are into Round Two.
OK, I'm going to go for Norwich. Norwich City.
There we are, Norwich City. Here is your red line.
If you get below that red line with Norwich,
you are through to the next round.
How many of our 100 people said Norwich City?
Well done. You're through. 32. Not bad, at all.
Takes your total up to 46.
Well played, Clare. Another member of the inaugural season
in the Premier League. Actually, they were leading it for most
of that season. Finished third in the end. Their best-ever finish.
Thanks very much, Richard.
Now, Georgia. Lovely low score from Bev in the first pass there.
You should be feeling quite comfortable, I hope, at this stage.
-Remind us what you do, Georgia.
-I'm a support worker.
-That's right. What do you like getting up to
-in your spare time?
-I spend time with my daughter, but I like crafts,
so I do a lot of that with her. I used to do it before I had her,
but now, I do it with her, so she helps me
and we put all the pictures up around the house.
All her artwork's everywhere.
Lovely. Yeah, that's the thing with children. You get a lot of art,
don't you? The hard thing is working out what you do with it.
-You know, cos they're all precious, aren't they?
I mean, but you get reams of the things.
-There's only so much wall space, at the end of the day.
Now, Georgia. There you are on 10. Our high scorers
on the far podium, Jenny and Sandy, there, with 60.
If you can score 49 or less, you are through.
OK. I'm going to go with Preston.
Preston. There's your red line, Georgia.
If you can get below that red line with Preston,
you're through to the next round.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Preston.
Oh, Georgia. Mind you, the round is not over yet.
That scores 100 points, takes your total up to 110.
Sorry, Georgia. One of the great names in English football,
Preston North End, but never played in the Premier League, I'm afraid.
-It's their fault more than yours.
-Yeah, that's what I say! Definitely.
-Thanks, Richard. Jean...
-Hello. Now, welcome back, Jean.
-Yes, quite a tense moment in the Pointless gameplay,
to have our little chat here. Remind us what you get up to, Jean,
down in Kent?
Well, I'm very interested in the arts and theatre.
I like cooking. I like travel.
I don't know anything very much about football.
-You don't follow football? You don't...?
-Not really, no.
-Only the big boys, I know.
-Yeah, OK. Let's see what you come up with.
What we need is a score of 64 or less.
Well, I don't even know if this team is in the Premier League.
-But I'm going to go with West Ham.
-West Ham, says Jean. West Ham.
Here is your red line. If you can get below that, with West Ham,
you are safely into the next round. Let's see how many of our 100 people said West Ham.
There we are. It's right.
And through you go. Very well done, indeed.
81 is your total.
Very well played, Jean.
That's a relief, isn't it? Made their Premier League debut
in the '93-94 season. Now, there are no pointless answers at all here.
There's not that many answers, actually, on the board.
The best answer of all, Swindon Town.
2 points, if you said Swindon. Very well played.
3 points for Sheffield United and 4 for Sheffield Wednesday.
They won't like that at Sheffield United.
Other low scorers, Wimbledon - 7, Wigan Athletic - 8,
Watford - 8, Oldham Athletic - 8, Stoke - 11, Wolves - 19,
Swansea - 22, West Brom - 30, Sunderland - 32.
QPR would have scored you 41 and, right at the top, on 48,
-There we are. Thank you very much, Richard.
So, the end of our first round, the pair we're saying goodbye to,
with a high score of 110, I'm so sorry,
our low scorers halfway through the round, it was all looking fantastic.
Bev and Georgia.
I mean, a great shame to be saying goodbye to you.
Bringing so much colour to the array of contestants, as well.
We'll miss you for lots of reasons, but thank you so much for playing.
Georgia and Bev - wonderful contestants.
But for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
Suddenly, we are down to three pairs. All getting very exciting.
Best of luck to all three pairs. Our category for Round Two today...
It's Pop Music. Can you decide, in your pairs,
who's going to go first and who's going to go second?
And whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.
OK, and the question concerns...
-On each board, we're going to name you some pairs of albums.
You just need to tell us the name of the artist who had UK top 40 hits
with those pairs of albums, please. Six on each board. 12 in all,
-to have a go at, at home. Very best of luck.
-Thanks very much.
So, we're looking for the artists who've released these albums.
And our first board of pairs of albums reads like this...
I'll read those all one last time.
HE REPEATS ALBUM TITLES
-Oh, Dave, you're shaking your head.
-Oh, yeah. Nightmare scenario.
It's going to be an absolute shot in the dark.
The last one.
-Madonna, says Dave.
Let's find out if that's right.
True Blue/Like A Virgin - Madonna.
How many of our 100 people said it, if it IS right?
Look at that.
Oi! Oh, sorry.
Slightly short-lived. Glory, but just...
Yeah, 14 points of it. 86 is what
you scored there. That's a lot better than 100.
Better than 100, yes. Not a complete shot in the dark?
There must have been a bit of you that knew.
Yes, the bestselling female recording artist of all time.
-Thank you very much, Richard.
-Thank you. Clare?
-I know two.
And I'm... Hm... I'm going to go for the one that I really know,
-and that's Parklife/ The Great Escape is Blur.
Parklife/The Great Escape, Blur, says Clare.
Let's see if that's right. Let's see how many of our 100 people got it.
It is right. Well, you passed 86.
-51 for Blur.
-Nicely played, Clare.
Yeah, their third and fourth albums, both number ones.
Thanks, Richard. Now, Jenny...
-Jenny, this is your board.
-It's all yours now.
-You can have as much fun with it
as you like. Go through all of those ones...
-..if you want.
Songs For Swingin' Lovers/ A Swingin' Affair!
I could take a guess at it, but I would have no clue, really.
Private Dancer, I feel like I know somewhere in the back of my brain,
but it's not coming to me. Come On Over/The Woman In Me,
I have a feeling, Christina Aguilera.
She did a song called Come On Over. But I'm going to go for the top one,
-which I think is Razorlight.
You are going to go for Razorlight. Up All Night and Take Me Home.
Let's see if Jenny is right. Let's see how many of our 100 people
Don't be wrong, don't be wrong.
-Oh, no! Jenny, I'm so sorry.
I'm so sorry.
I mean, that's quite good news for Dave and Jean, over here.
But still, I am very sorry. It is good news for you,
because they are not very far behind you. But that scores 100 points.
Yes, sorry, Jenny. The look of relief on Dave's face was lovely,
though. Up All Night and Take Me Home,
it's very much the thinking man's Razorlight. It's One Direction.
You look relieved that you didn't get it now.
It would have scored you five points, as well.
The best answer on the board. Dave, you weren't tempted with
-Songs For Swingin' Lovers and A Swingin' Affair?
-Of course it is. It would have scored you 11 points.
It would have been a terrific answer.
Come On Over/The Woman In Me - not Christina Aguilera.
It is Shania Twain.
-It would have scored 12.
-And Private Dancer/Foreign Affair...
And that would have scored you 54.
There we are. Thank you very much, indeed, Richard.
We are halfway through the round. Let's take a look at those scores.
51, Clare, the best score of the pass.
Clare and Sarah, I would say, at this point,
looking like strong contenders for the head-to-head. And then, ooh,
there's a bit of a tussle at the top end of the field, I'd say.
Dave and Jean on 86, Jenny and Sandy on 100.
Well, let's hope there's something you can each have a good go at.
Best of luck to both. We are going to come back down the line now.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
OK, we are going to put six more pairs of albums up on the board.
And here they are.
We have got...
I'll read those all one last time.
HE REPEATS ALBUM TITLES
Sandy, there you are on 100.
We need a low score here.
-We need a low score.
-How are we feeling about this board?
Yeah... I don't think it's going to be good.
I'll go for the top one, Rumours/Tango In The Night,
-and say Fleetwood Mac.
-Fleetwood Mac, says Sandy.
Fleetwood Mac for Rumours/Tango In The Night.
Let's see how many of our 100 people agree with you.
No red line for you, I'm afraid, as you are the highest scorers.
Well, it's right.
-144 is your total.
-Given yourself a chance there, Sandy.
Also both UK number ones.
Thank you, Richard.
Now then, Sarah.
92 or less gets you through, so that takes the pressure off.
I'm going to go for the last one and say The Rolling Stones.
The Rolling Stones for Aftermath/Beggars Banquet.
Let's see if that is right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people agree with Sarah.
There is your red line. Lovely and high up,
right at the top of the column there.
It's right, and you are through.
Down it goes. 17. Very, very well done indeed.
Best score of the pass so far, in fact, Sarah,
-taking your total up to 68.
-Safe and sound.
Yes, they've had 37 UK top-ten albums, the Stones.
All those platinum discs they'll have...
That's why pop stars have such big houses.
-So they've got room to put their platinum discs.
-It's annoying for them.
-It must be quite annoying.
They have to buy those mansions out in the country so they've got room.
-It's rude to not put your platinum discs up.
My mum, cos my brother is in a band,
my mum's got platinum and gold discs in her flat.
And whenever people come round to fix the telly, she literally...
-They get a half-hour lecture.
-She's got loads of them.
Jean? Jean, now, Jean, because you have to score 57 or less.
Unfortunately, the first board was much better for me,
and I only know one and I suspect it is very high.
And that is 21/25, Adele.
21/25, Adele, says Jean.
Now, here is your red line.
Yep, I mean, you know, it's more than halfway up the column.
-But we are talking about Adele here.
-We are, we are.
OK, now let's find out how many of our 100 people said Adele.
You've done it! 52.
You needed 57.
You got 52!
What about that? 138 is your total.
You are through to the next round. Very well done indeed.
Very well played. 21 and 25,
two of the biggest-selling albums of the century, 21 and 25.
But the names, I think maybe don't stick in everyone's head,
so it is not a bad answer to go for. Let's take a look at the rest.
-Oops!... I Did It Again/Blackout is...
Britney Spears, yes. That would have scored you 51.
Now, this is a tougher one -
Born to Do It/Slicker Than Your Average is...
-Yes. It is Craig David. It would have scored you 7.
And Fantastic and Make It Big...
It is Wham!
-Yeah, it is. Best answer on the board, as well.
-6 points for Wham!
-Fabulous, thank you very much indeed.
So, at the end of our second round,
the pair who are heading home with their high score of 144,
it's Sandy and Jenny, I'm afraid.
Ooh, that was close, though. Ooh, that was close!
Jean pulled it out of the bag at the last minute.
But we'll see you again next time
and I'm sure you'll do even better then.
But in the meantime, thanks very much for playing, Sandy and Jenny.
But for Clare and Sarah, Dave and Jean,
it is now time for our head-to-head.
Well, congratulations. Clare and Sarah, Dave and Jean,
you are now one step closer to the final
and a chance to play for our jackpot,
which is currently standing... at £9,250.
This, in my opinion, is where the game really starts,
because you start playing as teams here.
You can confer before you give your answers.
Very exciting indeed. The first team
to win two questions will be playing for that jackpot.
So it is very exciting because we have this massive jackpot.
It is also very exciting for that last-minute...
Oh, you just made it over the line there, Jean!
Very, very well done indeed.
And, well, Clare and Sarah,
we've had consistent low scoring from you all the way through.
So, it is, as I say, very exciting.
Best of luck to both pairs. Let's play the head-to-head.
And our first question today is all about Breakfast. Breakfast, Richard.
Yeah, simply five clues now to facts about Breakfast.
Can you give us the most obscure answer?
OK, let's reveal our five Breakfast facts.
And here they come...
The band who released the hit 1979 album Breakfast In America.
Writer and director of the 1985 film The Breakfast Club.
Former Labour leader famously pictured eating a bacon sandwich
in May 2014.
The French word for breakfast.
The author who wrote the 1973 novel Breakfast Of Champions.
I'm going to read all of those one last time.
The band who released the hit 1979 album Breakfast In America.
The writer and director of the 1985 film The Breakfast Club.
The former Labour leader
famously pictured eating a bacon sandwich in May 2014.
The French word for breakfast.
And the author who wrote the 1973 novel Breakfast Of Champions.
There we are. So, Clare and Sarah, you've been our low scorers,
so we come to you first.
-Go for what I think...
-Let's go for the easy one.
Well, what do you think is the easy one? I'm...
I'm not sure about this.
But I'm going to say Breakfast In America for the band Boston.
Boston, say Clare and Sarah.
Boston. Now, Dave and Jean, we come to you.
-The board is all yours.
-Well, I think there's only two that we know.
Mr Miliband, of course, with the bacon sandwich.
But I think we will go for the French word for breakfast,
which is petit dejeuner.
OK, petit dejeuner, say Dave and Jean.
So, we have Boston and we have petit dejeuner.
Clare and Sarah said Boston had the album Breakfast In America.
Let's see if they are right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
Oh, it's not Boston.
It is not Boston. We will find out who it was in a moment.
Dave and Jean, meanwhile, have gone for petit dejeuner,
which merely has to be correct for you to win this point.
Let's see if it is.
It is right.
Ooh, down it goes.
Look at that. 45 for petit dejeuner.
A surprisingly low score. And it means, Dave and Jean,
-that, after one question, you are up 1-0.
-Yeah, very well played.
Not Boston. Not a million miles away, in terms of the sort of band.
It is Supertramp.
Supertramp would have scored you 24 points.
Do you know who wrote and directed The Breakfast Club?
-Wrote a lot of those movies in the '80s.
John Hughes would have scored you 12.
The Labour leader, you're absolutely right, is Ed Miliband.
He would have scored you - he is the biggest scorer up there - 53.
And the best answer, the author of Breakfast Of Champions...
Kurt Vonnegut. And that would have scored you 8 points.
-Well done if you said that at home.
The French, I think they are
approaching breakfast in the wrong way.
-I mean, it's not a little lunch.
-I don't think it is.
-I love breakfast.
Oh! I get excited about breakfast.
Oh! More than I do about any other meal.
One of my favourite things in the world is a hotel breakfast.
-You know when you go down and you can have anything?
That is me all over!
Then you get a big bowl and think, "Today, I'm going to be healthy.
"So, ooh, honey, masses of crunchy oats
"and seeds of one shape and size..."
Then you finish that and go, "I'm just going to have some sausages."
Mm. No, cos I've had the healthy stuff.
-Yeah, so now I can have...
-I can now have...
..sausages, bacon, hash browns.
-Yeah, yeah, yeah. Always.
-And then a pain au chocolat, lovely.
Ah! And then breakfast proper.
Yeah, then proper breakfast.
-And then you never need eat again.
Yeah, that's what you think. Oh, I love a hotel breakfast.
-Until half past 12. Mm!
Anyway, there we are.
OK, here comes your second question. Clare and Sarah,
you have to win this one to stay in the game after Boston, I'm afraid.
Bostongate. Dave and Jean get to answer it first, though.
Best of luck to both pairs.
-Mozart operas, Richard.
-It's gone down well with our audience.
We are going to give you the titles now of five Mozart operas,
but we've missed out the last word of each.
Can you fill in that last word, please?
There we are.
OK, let's reveal our five Mozart operas.
And here they are, with missing last words.
The Marriage Of...
The Clemency Of...
And The Magic...
The Marriage Of...
Don... The Clemency Of...
The Shepherd... The Magic...
Dave and Jean, you will go first.
I think we are going to go for the second one...
-Don Giovanni, beautifully pronounced there.
Don Giovanni, say Dave and Jean.
Clare and Sarah?
I know the last one. I think it's The Magic Flute.
The one we are going to go for is the top one,
because I don't know the rest, and that's The Marriage Of Figaro.
The Marriage Of Figaro.
So, we have Don Giovanni and we have The Marriage Of Figaro.
Dave and Jean went for Don Giovanni.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said that.
41. Now then, Clare and Sarah have gone for The Marriage Of Figaro.
Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many people said it.
It is right. Ooh, look at that!
81! A popular answer there.
What about that? You scraped into the head-to-head,
but here you are storming on through to the final, Dave and Jean.
2-0 after only two questions. Very well done indeed.
Very well played, Dave and Jean. I sense Jean does quite a lot of
heavy lifting in the relationship, Dave. Would that be...?
She does all of it.
Beautiful. Beautiful. It works perfectly then, doesn't it?
Clare and Sarah, The Magic Flute was right as well,
but it also wouldn't have won you the points, a fairly big scorer.
It would have scored you 70 points.
It is The Shepherd King.
And that would have scored you 6 points.
And the best answer on the board...
The Clemency Of Titus.
It would have scored you 4. Imagine having tickets to that.
Agh! Imagine someone coming home and saying, "Good news.
"I have tickets to a show in town."
-"Got the Mozart tickets!"
-"We are going to see The Clemency Of Titus."
"Can we at least stay in a hotel?"
"Have everything included?"
Thanks very much indeed.
So, the pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head round,
I'm afraid, Clare and Sarah, 'tis you.
-Good news for us, though.
It means we get to see you again next time.
So, we look forward to that very much indeed.
Thanks very much for playing. Sarah and Clare! Wonderful contestants.
But for Dave and Jean it is now time for our Pointless final.
Well, congratulations, Dave and Jean.
You have seen off all the competition
and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.
-That's all we wanted.
-No, we want the money as well.
-Steady, steady now.
Cos I was just about to say, you now have a chance to win
our Pointless jackpot, but I may not bother now.
But just in case you had an interest in that,
I can remind you that it stands at £9,250. There it is!
Now, it looked like you were doomed to be leaving at Round Two,
cos it was Round Two last time.
And in Round Two this time, Dave said he had absolutely no idea.
You remember the album round?
A bit of a shot in the dark, you said.
And here you are.
And we could be on the cusp of a big jackpot win here, so, yeah,
keep your wits about you.
Best of luck.
Now, as always, you get to choose the category
you are going to answer for this last round.
And we have four choices for you.
Today's selection of four reads like this...
Soaps is out.
-Well, do you want to try Singers Called Billy?
-Well, we'll have to.
-We'll have to try... Yeah?
-Singers Called Billy.
Singers Called Billy.
-We are looking for any UK top 40 single,
according to officialcharts.com, up to January 2016, please.
Any of these three.
Any single by these three.
Any Billy Fury top 40 single.
Any Billy Joel top 40 single.
Any Billy Ocean UK top 40 single.
So, top 40 singles by Billy Fury, Billy Joel or Billy Ocean.
Very, very best of luck.
Thanks very much, Richard. So, as always,
you've got up to one minute to come up with three answers.
And all you need to win that jackpot
is for just one of your answers to be pointless.
Are you ready?
OK, let's put 60 seconds up on the clock.
There they are. Your time starts now.
OK, let's start with Fury.
-Halfway To Paradise?
-Halfway To Paradise, yeah.
And what was that very slow song that he had way back?
Er... Had a number one with it, didn't he?
-Oh, I can't remember.
We might come back.
Uptown Girl probably won't be pointless, though.
Is that the name of the song, or...?
Billy Joel. There must be...
I used to love Billy Joel.
Yeah. Er... Uptown Girl will probably...
..not be pointless.
Westlife did one of his songs. What was it?
Billy Fury, I...
What was the first one you mentioned for Fury?
Halfway To Paradise.
-Halfway To Paradise.
-Ten seconds left.
Billy Joel... We will have to say Uptown Girl.
-Can't think of anything else?
-I can't off the top of my head.
-I know that Westlife did one.
-Well, can we think of anything...
-OK, that is your time up, I'm afraid.
So I now need your three answers.
Well, we've only actually got two,
so we'll have to make something up.
Billy Joel, Uptown Girl.
-Billy Fury, Halfway To Paradise.
-Halfway To Paradise.
And I'm going to say Billy Fury, Get Back.
But I'm sure that's not right.
Get Back for Billy Fury.
-I don't think so, but...
-OK, now, of those three,
which is your best shot at a pointless answer?
-Halfway To Paradise.
-Halfway To Paradise.
We will pop that last. Least likely to be pointless?
-Get Back. Also by Billy Fury.
OK, well, let's put those answers up on the board in that order, then.
And here they are. We have got Get Back,
we've got Uptown Girl and we have got Halfway To Paradise.
Well, very, very good luck.
Fantastically exciting jackpot up for grabs there.
Now, if you were to win that jackpot with one of those answers,
what would you do with it? Dave, to you first.
Well, there are two fairly important anniversaries coming up.
One of our own, and a large birthday.
So, I think I would have to swell the fund
which would undoubtedly be spent during those two events.
Jean, anything in particular you'd like that fund to be spent on?
I'm very fond of Italy,
so I would like to do a sort of extended tour of Italy.
But with all these grandchildren,
I'm sure they'd be raising their little hands.
OK. OK, well, somewhere between the grandchildren and Italy.
-Yes, good. Well, it would be a fantastic win, wouldn't it?
Now, your first answer was Get Back.
In this case, we are looking for Billy Fury UK top 40 singles.
Only one of these has to be pointless
for you to win that jackpot, remember.
Let's find out if Get Back is right. Let's find out if it is pointless.
If it's both of those things, it will win you £9,250.
How many people said Get Back?
Yep, I knew that.
Well, that was...
Yeah, that was just a placeholder there, wasn't it?
So, obviously, not a pointless answer,
which means you only have two more shots at today's jackpot.
Your next answer was Uptown Girl.
In this case, we were looking for Billy Joel UK top 40 singles.
If this is pointless, it will win you £9,250.
How many people said Uptown Girl?
Well, it's right.
Your first answer, Get Back, was incorrect,
but this one is on the money.
Uptown Girl, 51.
I thought it would be higher than that!
OK, everything is now riding on your third and final answer.
Everything. That 9,250 jackpot could be yours,
if Halfway To Paradise is right and is pointless.
In this case, we were looking for Billy Fury UK top 40 singles.
How many of our 100 people said Halfway To Paradise?
For £9,250, is it pointless?
It is right.
Your first answer, Get Back, was incorrect.
Uptown Girl took us to 51, which we just passed.
Halfway To Paradise, now taking us down through the teens
and into single figures. Down it goes, still going.
Well, two good answers there.
And, Jean, you said you used to know a lot of the Billy Fury singles.
-So, I'm sure you're going to have a slightly uncomfortable
couple of minutes ahead of you here. But you did so well.
Sadly, you didn't manage to find that all-important pointless answer
in this round, you won't be winning today's jackpot of £9,250.
That rolls over on to the next show.
But what a performance across the show.
A fantastic 2-0 in the head-to-head as well.
It has been lovely having you on the show. Thank you so much.
-You get a Pointless trophy to take home as well.
-Thank you very much.
SPEECH DROWNED BY APPLAUSE
Yeah, it's been a pleasure getting to know you both.
Thank you so much for entertaining us. Get Back...
Maybe in your head it was the Beatles,
but Billy Preston also played the piano,
so perhaps that's the Billy that stuck in your head.
Lots of pointless answers for Billy Fury.
Most of the pointless answers are Billy Fury.
Let's take a look at a few of them. Top ten singles, these first four.
-I'd Never Find Another You.
-Oh, yeah! There they all are.
-Erm, sorry. Last Night Was Made For Love.
When Will You Say I Love You? All sorts of other answers there.
Because Of Love, Colette. Do You Really Love Me Too?
Don't Worry. Give Me Your Word.
I Will. I'll Never Quite Get Over You.
Lots and lots of pointless answers there for Billy Fury.
Let's take a look at Billy Joel.
There's five pointless answers for Billy Joel.
All About Soul, All Shook Up.
It's Still Rock And Roll To Me was pointless.
Some people at home would have said that. Leave A Tender Moment Alone,
and All For Leyna.
Those were the pointless answers there for Billy Joel. Billy Ocean...
The wonderfully named Get Outta My Dreams,
Get Into My Car was a pointless answer.
I know some people would have said that. Love On Delivery.
Stop Me (If You've Heard It All Before).
and There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry). Also Calypso Crazy.
All of those were pointless answers. You've been terrific for two shows.
I'm sorry. All those Billy Fury songs
will be going round your head for weeks now. I apologise for that.
Thanks, Richard. Well, Dave and Jean didn't win our jackpot today,
which means it rolls over on to the next show,
when we will be playing for £10,250.
Join us then to see if someone can win it.
-Meanwhile, it's goodbye from Richard...
And it's goodbye from me... Goodbye.
Quiz in which contestants try to score as few points as possible by plumbing the depths of their general knowledge to come up with the answers no-one else can think of. Presented by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman.