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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Thank you very much indeed.
Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong and welcome to Pointless, the show
where the aim of the game is to find the most obscure answer possible.
Let's meet today's players.
And couple number one.
Hello, I'm Sarah, this is my fabulous partner, Clare.
We live in Nottingham but we're from
Northumberland and Norfolk respectively.
Couple number two.
I'm Sandy, this is my girlfriend, Jenny, and we live in Cornwall.
-Couple number three.
-I'm Martin, this is my beautiful wife, Kathleen,
and we're from London.
And finally, couple number four.
I'm Madelyn, this is my brother, Graham, and we're from Liverpool.
And these are today's contestants.
Thanks very much, we'll find out more about each of you
throughout the show as it goes along.
So that just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
Strap yourselves in, start the ignition,
check your blind spot, check it again,
mirror, signal and manoeuvre, it's my Pointless friend, it's Richard.
Hi, everybody. Good afternoon.
-Good afternoon to you.
It's going to be a great show today, I suspect.
We've got two returning pairs from last time,
both of whom were rather good.
On podium two, Sandy and Jenny, they got knocked out in Round Two,
quite unluckily, I think.
And on podium one, we've got Clare and Sarah,
who got all the way through to the head-to-head,
where they got knocked out by Dave and Jean.
I mean, really, they got knocked out by Jean, to be fair!
And Dave and Jean,
-they went through to play for that massive jackpot, £9,250.
And they didn't get it. So, the jackpot keeps on getting bigger.
It's going to be a cracking show today,
two pairs that we've seen before, two new pairs.
I sense Martin might be trouble. We'll find out. Maybe he's not!
You know when you meet people beforehand, you think,
"OK, we've got our hands full with this one"?
I think that might be Martin.
But lots of money up for grabs as well, some lovely questions,
great contestants. How much fun is this going to be?
Hard to quantify, Richard. Thanks very much.
Now, Dave and Jean didn't win the jackpot last time,
is basically what Richard was saying, so we add another £1,000
to that, so today's jackpot starts off - starts off - at £10,250.
Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.
Just to remind you,
the pair with the highest score at the end of each round will be
eliminated and there must be no conferring in the first two rounds.
Our first category this afternoon
Places. Can you all decide, on that basis,
who is going to go first in your pairs and who is going to go second?
Whoever is going first, please step up to the podium.
OK, and the question concerns...
English Heritage sites and their counties. Oh, this has been
-controversial in the past!
-I know. We'll discuss that, I suspect.
On each board, we'll show you the names of seven English Heritage
sites, you need to tell us the county in which they are in, please.
The county in which each of these are in.
There's 14 in all, you can have a go at home. Best of luck.
So, we got in trouble before with Burghley House,
-when we said it was in...
Everyone said, no, it's in Lincolnshire.
We said, no, it's in Cambridgeshire. They said, no, it's in Lincolnshire.
Even Burghley house went, "They are right on Pointless, we really are where they are saying."
-People were still refusing - "No, I drive past you every day..."
-They are on the county boundary.
Oh, yeah, they are on the boundary.
One of the gates probably is in Lincolnshire.
But even when Burghley House were saying,
"No, honestly, I am Burghley House and I know what county I'm in,"
people were still going, "No, I do not think you are."
Let's hope none of these are on the boundaries of counties!
-That's what I'm hoping.
-Can you imagine?
So, we'll go with the addresses
listed on the English Heritage website.
I'm so glad you said that.
We are going to go with the addresses as listed on
the official website of English Heritage.
-IE, where they actually are.
-OK. Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
So, we're looking for the counties in which you would find these
English Heritage sites.
And here is our first board of seven.
I'll read those one last time.
Now, last time we saw you, you were standing, you were the golden
couple in the head-to-head round,
and Boston, Boston got you.
Oh, dear. Anyway, we're back,
it's a new day and the jackpot's got a little bit bigger, so tactically,
you've done something fantastic.
-Which is quite nice, yeah.
-I think it is.
-Remind us what you do, Clare.
-I'm a student, a social work student.
-A social work student.
-About to embark on a course at Nottingham?
-Yeah, a degree.
-A degree course.
-At Nottingham University.
-How long will that take? Three years?
-It's quite nice, that. Are you looking forward to it?
-So, that's a new venture.
-Get lots of holidays off.
Brilliant, well, good luck with that and good luck with this.
So, in which counties would you find these English Heritage sites?
I could go for an obvious one...
-Now, I'm going to talk to you about Pointless... Um...
But I could get 100 if I get it wrong.
Framlingham Castle, I believe, is in Suffolk.
Suffolk. Suffolk, says Clare.
Let's see if that's right and how many of our 100 people said Suffolk.
Very well done indeed, Clare, that was worth it, I think.
Down it goes...
That's a great answer, 16, well done.
What a start to the round, 16. APPLAUSE
Absolutely right to take the risk, Clare, well played.
It's in Suffolk. It's in Framlingham, more specifically.
-Thank you, Richard. Now, Jenny, welcome back.
-From Newquay in Cornwall?
Remind us what you do down there.
I work as a wildlife tour guide on boat trips out of Padstow.
What's the most exciting wildlife you have round there?
We see grey seals on pretty much every trip,
they're quite kind of creatures of habit,
they hang around the same kind of places.
They look like little labradors, don't they?
The little heads peeping up.
We see dolphins quite regularly, common dolphins,
sometimes bottlenose, I've seen Risso's dolphins...
You see, she really does know her marine life there.
All these different types of dolphin!
-I would hope that she does, though, to be fair.
-Just doing my job, so...
Well, yeah, I know, but what I'm saying is, she's demonstrating.
-What, the fact that someone can name more than one type of dolphin?
-Suddenly, you are in thrall!
Easily impressed, I like that in a man.
I think it's... I think...
It doesn't take a lot to impress me, but there you are.
What would you like to go for on this board?
-English counties are awful for me.
-You live in one!
-I know Scotland and I know Cornwall. So, thankfully...
-I see. Oh, good.
..I'm seeing something up there that pleases me,
so I'm going to go for the third one down and say Cornwall.
-You're going to say Launceston Castle and Cornwall.
Let's see if that's right and how many of our 100 people said it, too.
36, not bad.
Yeah, it used to be a prison, Launceston Castle.
The founder of the Quakers, George Fox, was once held there.
Thanks very much indeed.
Martin, welcome to Pointless. Good to have you here. From South London?
-And what do you do, Martin?
-I'm a commodity broker.
Do you trade in pork bellies and orange juice?
I don't, I trade in cocoa, coffee, sugar, wheat and other things,
you know, such as stocks and shares, financials, you name it,
-I'll trade it.
-So, absolutely anything.
What was your best day ever? If that's not really vulgar question!
What were the excitements of a really good day?
Well, when you make money, that's always a good day.
-OK, there we are!
-Very good day, that is.
Martin, what are your interests these days?
Well, I run a karate class, I'm a black belt second dan,
-I'm still doing it, even at my age.
-How often do you do that, daily?
-No, a couple of times a week.
That's good enough.
Now, Martin, what would you like to go for on this board?
Well, English counties are not really my field.
I'm going to take a long shot and go for Iron Bridge, Shropshire.
OK, Martin's long shot, Shropshire. Let's see if that's right
and how many of our 100 people said Shropshire.
It's right. 36 is our highest score.
You've passed that.
30, your score for Shropshire. APPLAUSE
Yeah, the world's first iron bridge, I learned about that at O-level.
So, there we are.
Now, Graham, welcome to Pointless, great to have you.
You're from Liverpool. What do you do, Graham?
I'm a legal accounts assistant.
-Right, how long have you done that for?
-Eight years now, I think.
-And what do you do in your spare time?
I play five-a-side twice a week,
-I also play tennis and snooker as well.
Now, Graham, this is your board, you can go through that and
fill in all the blanks for us, if you like.
How are you feeling about it?
Um, I think I'm going to go for the last one,
which I believe is East Sussex.
East Sussex for the 1066 Battle of Hastings Abbey and Battlefield.
East Sussex, let's see if that's right and how many of
our 100 people said East Sussex.
51. 51 for East Sussex. APPLAUSE
Well played, Graham. Let's fill in the rest of this board.
-55 points for that. Lindisfarne...
That's your neck of the woods. 34 points for that. And Dover Castle...
-Kent, that's the biggest score of 76, so, Clare, Suffolk is
-the best answer on that board, very well played.
-I am impressed!
Thanks very much indeed.
We're halfway through the round, let's take a look at those scores.
Well done, 16, Clare, the best score of the pass.
Then we travel up to 30, where we find Martin and Kathleen.
36, Jenny and Sandy. Then up to 51, where we find Graham and Madelyn.
So, yes, you're not miles ahead, Madelyn,
but a nice low score from you will keep you in the game.
We are going to come back down the line now.
Could the second players please step up to the podium?
So, let's put seven more English Heritage sites up on the board,
and here they come.
I'm going to read those all again.
OK, now, Madelyn, welcome here from Liverpool.
What do you do, Madelyn?
I'm a mental health practitioner in a community mental health team.
And how long have you been doing that for?
Coming up to five years now, so quite a long time, my longest job.
And what are your hobbies, Madelyn?
I've got a little dog, who I have to walk every day.
She's lovely, she's a pug and beagle, a puggle.
Would you say, tends more pug, or tends more beagle?
Um, more pug, I'd say.
She's quite small and she's got a little cute face.
Does she disappear if you take her for a walk, if she's not on a lead?
-She did use to, but I've managed to train her to an OK-ish level.
Now, you're on 51, you are the highest scorers,
but you've got a lovely new board here, Madelyn.
What would you like to go for? A nice low score should keep you in.
I've only actually heard of one of those answers.
I think it would be a pretty high answer,
so I'm going to have to take a bit of
a risk and go for Ambleside Roman Fort, and I'm going to say Cumbria.
Cumbria. No red line for you because you are the highest scorers.
Let's see how many people said Cumbria for Ambleside Roman Fort.
It's right, that was a good punt.
41 for Cumbria. APPLAUSE
92 is your total.
-Could be enough to keep you in the game there.
-Well played, Madelyn.
Thought to have been built during Emperor Hadrian's reign.
Thanks very much, Richard. Now, Kathleen, welcome.
-Welcome to the show. What do you do, Kathleen?
-I'm an image consultant.
Image consultant? For individuals?
Mostly women, I help them, give them a bit of advice on how to
-look and how that impacts on their confidence.
Do you actually take them off shopping?
Yeah, shopping trips, I look through people's wardrobes,
I do all the fun things.
-I've created the most fantastic job for myself.
-It sounds enormous fun.
-Do people enjoy it?
-I love every single thing about it.
-Are you very candid?
-Um, yeah, I use my words very carefully.
-I'm everybody's best friend.
-Have you broken anyone down to tears?
-No, not yet!
-That could be something to aim for...
You can see, I let my husband dress himself.
Maybe people are moved to tears by what you've done for them.
-That's one other way of looking at it, yeah.
-There we go.
Now, you're on 30, great low score from Martin on the first pass.
-If you can score 61 or less, you're into the next round.
The one I'm looking at is quite near where we live, actually, because
Martin said we live in South London, but we actually live in East London.
I think it's nerves.
It's East London! OK.
Um, I'm going to go for Audley End, Essex.
Essex for Audley End, says Kathleen. Here is your red line.
Nice and high. If you get below that,
you're through to the next round.
How many of our 100 people said Essex?
Very well done, good enough.
66 is your total, and you're through.
Nicely played, Kathleen, absolutely,
it's one of those ones that is also quite near Cambridgeshire.
But not close enough that we're going to get in trouble!
Thank you very much indeed. Now, Sandy, welcome back.
-Remind us what you do, Sandy.
-I'm a beach lifeguard in Cornwall.
A beach lifeguard in Cornwall. And you're originally from Glasgow?
-What actually was it that brought you down to Cornwall?
I did some summer jobs just outside Newquay and got into surfing,
liked the beach more than the office, to be honest.
-And liked the people, I'm guessing.
-They're very nice people down there, aren't they?
-No, it's fantastic. I love it.
OK. Now, Sandy, 36 is your score at the moment,
92 is still the high score.
55 or less gets you through.
Well, talking about coming on the show, you know,
the one thing you don't want to come up...
-There we go, eh?
-So, erm, I'm not 100%.
I'm going to have to go for one I think's quite easy.
Hopefully it's long enough.
And say Glastonbury
and say Somerset.
Glastonbury Tribunal, Somerset.
There is your red line.
You have to get below that red line with Somerset.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
And you're through.
Needed 55, got 50.
86 is your total. You're into Round Two.
Well played, Sandy. Built in the 15th century,
thought to have been the courthouse of Glastonbury Abbey -
now it's a Tourist Information Centre, amongst other things.
You'd think they'd know, from 15th century?
-Yeah. Could have been a courthouse. Could have been...
-Could've been a Spar.
Who knows? Who knows what it was? Lost in the mists of time.
Thank you very much.
-Welcome back, Sarah.
Lovely thing we've learned about Sarah
that we didn't know last time - Sarah's from Northumberland.
-Yes, I am.
That's lovely. Whereabouts?
Place called Amble. Amble-by-the-Sea.
Amble. Yeah, I love Northumberland.
It's where I'm from, you know.
I know. All the best people are.
-Well, I say that - I'm from Essex.
-Well, that's true.
Yeah. Now, then, Sarah.
Remind us what you do.
I work at the University of Nottingham
as a disability adviser.
That's right. And...
So tell us what you are going to plan this year
with your new VW camper van.
We discovered all about this last time.
The first thing we're going to do is,
we've got the Isle of Wight Festival booked,
but just generally enjoy getting out and about
and just making the most of the countryside.
Talking of making the most of the countryside,
we have wonderful places to visit all over this board.
Four unanswered ones.
If you wanted, you could go through all of them.
There's two I know on there.
I know the one that's got the initials IOW is Isle of Wight.
But I'm not for that,
I'm going to go for one that's quite near us in Nottingham,
that's Bolsover Castle, which I believe is in Derbyshire.
Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire, says Sarah.
Lovely low score from Clare in the first pass,
which means you only have to score 75 or less
to be through to the next round.
Your red line three quarters of the way up the column.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Derbyshire for Bolsover Castle.
And you're through! Very well done.
Another great answer.
Look at that. 18!
Very well done indeed. 34.
Very well done.
Well played, Sarah.
Of course you're right about Isle of Wight for Osborne House as well.
It's a bigger scorer, though,
so Bolsover Castle a better answer to go for.
64 there for the Isle of Wight.
Berney Arms Windmill.
-I'm going to guess Norfolk.
-It is in Norfolk, yes.
21 points for that. Wrest Park is difficult
if you don't know it, because lots of English counties begin with B.
-And this one is Bedfordshire.
Very well done if you said that,
would've scored 7 points
and it's the best answer on the board.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard. So, at the end of our first round,
the pair who are heading home with...
It's not that high a score,
but I'm afraid it just is our highest score.
Madelyn and Graham. I'm so sorry -
92 somehow seems to be the number we have to send you home with today.
But we'll see you again next time,
look forward to that very much indeed.
In the meantime, thanks very much,
-Madelyn and Graham.
But, for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
So now we're down to three pairs.
Obviously, at the end of this round,
we'll have to say goodbye to another pair.
Our category for Round Two this afternoon is Words.
It's a Words round.
Can you all decide in your pairs who's going to go first,
who's going to go second.
And whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.
OK, let's find out what the question is.
Here it comes.
We gave 100 people 100 seconds to name...
as many words ending in "CLE"
as they could.
Yes, we're looking for any word
that features on the British and World English section
of oxforddictionaries.com, as of December 2015,
that ends "CLE", please.
Thank you very much indeed.
Words ending "CLE".
Yes. I can think of quite a few,
but I'm going to go for carbuncle.
Oh, that's a good one.
That's a good one. Carbuncle.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said that.
Still going down.
Still going down.
Look at that - 15. Very well done, Sarah.
Very well done.
It's an abscess or boil in the skin, a carbuncle.
-It's a much nicer word than it is a thing.
There we are. OK. Now, Sandy, we're looking for any word ending "CLE".
OK, I've got a few in my head.
I've got a pretty good one, but I think it might be hyphenated.
-That would make it a bad one.
-Yeah, I know.
-So I'm not going to go for that.
-Oh, but it might be brilliant!
I'll be lucky if I get a correct one.
-So I'm going to go for particle.
You're going to go for particle.
Particle says Sandy.
Let's see how many of our 100 people went with that.
Look at that - 15.
Seems to be a very popular stopping-off place
for this column here.
15-15. It's like a game of tennis, isn't it?
A minute portion of matter.
Thank you very much, Richard.
Right. Erm, again, words are not my field, really.
But, erm, I'm going to have a little go.
Words are not your field?!
I've heard it all now.
Unicycle says Martin.
OK, let's see how many of our 100 people said unicycle.
13. You've broken through.
Broken through from 15.
Yeah, well played, Martin.
Obviously a one-wheeled means of perambulation.
Yeah. Means of...
Something that... Other words that I'm not going to be able to say.
There we go. Thank you very much, Richard.
We're halfway through the round. Let's take a look at those scores.
Only two scores between the three teams.
Martin and Kathleen are on 13
thanks to Martin's wonderful unicycle there.
And Sandy and Jenny, and Sarah and Clare,
are alike on 15.
So there we are. We're going to come back down the line now,
can the second players please step up to the podium?
All right. Kathleen.
We're looking for words ending "CLE".
Words ARE my thing.
I think Martin meant numbers were his thing, words are my thing.
We complement each other.
I'm going to go for a long shot, I think I know it.
I'm going to apologise to my daughter, who's an English student.
-Ventricle, says Kathleen.
OK. Here is your red line. I mean, there it is.
Essentially, to avoid becoming the new high-scorers,
you have to score 1 or less.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said ventricle.
You needed to score 1, you did score 1.
Your total is 14.
You are in the head-to-head round.
Very well played, Kathleen. Yeah, the ventricle,
the two main chambers of the heart are the ventricles.
Also, if you sit under the air-conditioning unit at work,
you know sometimes you get dripped on?
That's a ventricle. That's the same thing.
Thank you, Richard.
-Jenny. Just as low
as it can possibly be.
There's no target particularly for you,
-as you're joint high-scorers.
-Do my best.
I'm going to, erm...
And I'm going to go with tentacle.
As you should. Tentacle, says Jenny.
No red line, as I say.
Just let's see how far down the column we get with tentacle.
It's a good one! Look at that, 5.
Very well done indeed. 5, taking your total up to 20.
Very nicely played, Jenny.
-Going to be tense on that first podium now, isn't it?
-Oh, they are.
They are. But if anyone can do it under pressure, I think Clare can.
Now, Clare, words ending "CLE".
I'm going to carry on with the bike theme.
-And go tricycle.
Tricycle. OK, tricycle.
Let's find out how many of our 100 people said tricycle.
There is your red line right down at the bottom there.
4 or less is your target.
Unicycle 13, tricycle 28?!
That doesn't make any sense at all.
Anyway, there we are. 28, and it takes your total up to 43.
I think maybe cos it rhymes with bicycle,
so once you've thought, "Bicycle,"
you go, "Bicycle, tricycle," and then you kind of...
Unicycle is a little bit further on the list. Do you have an answer?
Well, I do. But I don't know if it's a word now.
I think there's a word pentacle.
P-E-N-T-A-C-L-E, I think.
-Oh, even now I've realised I've made it up.
-Oh, good. Good.
-Very nicely played.
But let's take a look at some of the pointless answers - plenty of them.
-You could have had astroparticle.
-Oh, there's canticle.
Sandy, that would have been ballsy
if you'd said that. That's a great answer.
Auricle, which is the outside bit of your ear. Canticle...
That's what I should have gone for.
Curricle, encircle is a pointless answer.
Monocycle would have been a terrific answer, it's a pointless one.
Outmuscle is a pointless answer, subcuticle and upcycle,
which is this fashionable thing now of making old furniture,
kind of revamping it. They call it upcycling.
Let's take a look at the top three answers,
the ones that most of our 100 people said when we asked them.
Uncle Bicycle Icicle would be a good name for a kids' book.
-Wouldn't it? Uncle Bicycle Icicle. Write it!
Quickly, write it!
Just find an illustrator and you're off.
Thanks very much indeed, Richard. So, at the end of our second round,
the pair we're saying goodbye to, I can't bear this,
it's Clare and Sarah, who were our golden couple last time.
I'm so sorry. You've been so strong the whole way through,
but I'm afraid this is where we say goodbye.
It's been wonderful having you on the show.
Thank you so much for playing, Clare and Sarah.
Right, for the remaining two pairs, it's now time for our head-to-head.
Many congratulations, Kathleen and Martin, Sandy and Jenny,
you are now within touching distance of the final
and a chance to play for our jackpot,
which currently stands at...
Well, here you are and the best thing about this stage of the game
and onwards is that you're allowed to confer.
You can start playing as a team, which is wonderful.
In this case, the first pair to win two questions
will be playing for that jackpot.
Also, Martin, it means if any subject comes up that happens
not to be your field, you can pass it over to Kathleen,
which is fantastic.
Sandy and Jenny, very well done.
Lovely to have you here in the head-to-head.
Very best of luck to both pairs.
Let us not forget that humungous five-figure jackpot there
that is possibly waiting for one pair.
Let's play the head-to-head.
OK, here comes your first question
and our first question this afternoon is all about...
-It's Chickens. Richard.
Yeah, five clues now to facts about Chickens.
I know they normally call them "the dolphins of the land", don't they?
Whoever gives us the most obscure answer is going to score a point.
Thanks very much indeed.
OK, let's reveal our five clues, our Chicken clues and here they are.
I'm going to read those one last time.
Now, Kathleen and Martin, you're our low scorers
throughout the show so far so you will go first.
I'll leave it to you, my darling.
I think I know two.
I'm not sure on the second one
so I'm going to go for the one
I'm most sure of.
Do you have any input, Mart?
-Go for it!
I'm going to go for satirical TV puppet show
and it is Spitting Image.
Spitting Image say Kathleen and Martin. Well, Kathleen.
Sandy and Jenny, that board's all yours.
Do you want to talk us through it?
The first one - no clue.
The second one - I would imagine Virginia.
Coronation chicken - Elizabeth II.
I'm going to go for the bottom one,
I think it's Robin Hood.
Robin Hood. OK, so we have Spitting Image and we have Robin Hood.
Kathleen and Martin went for Spitting Image.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
42. Now, then, Sandy and Jenny have gone for Robin Hood.
Let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people have said Robin Hood.
Is it... Yes, it is going to beat 42. Down it goes.
Look at that, 19 for Robin Hood!
Very well done, Sandy and Jenny.
-After one question, you are up 1-0.
Let's fill in the rest of this board.
-The US TV series...
-Is Breaking Bad.
It would have scored you 20 points.
The chicken breed, it's not Virginia - it's Plymouth Rock.
Oh, right, of course.
And that would have scored you four points
and coronation chicken was created... Obviously Elizabeth II.
What do you think that would have scored?
Ha, you wish. Let's take a look.
It would have scored you 58.
There we are, OK. Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
Here comes your second question.
Now, then, Kathleen and Martin,
you have to win this one to stay in the game.
But Sandy and Jenny get to answer it first. Best of luck. It concerns...
Superhero Actors, Richard.
We're going to give you the names now of five pairs of actors,
all of whom have played the same superhero.
Can you tell us who the superhero is, please?
I'm going to give you the dates they first played them as well.
OK, lets reveal our five pairs of actors and here they come.
I'm going to read those all one last time.
Sandy and Jenny will go first.
OK. I know all of them,
but it's just which one's lowest.
Erm, I think we're going to go for the middle one
and say Captain America.
Captain America for Matt Salinger and Chris Evans.
Now, Kathleen and Martin,
-do you want to take us through the rest of the board?
-I think she does.
Well, that was the only one I didn't know, actually,
so Batman, Catwoman,
I'm going to go for Spider-Man -
Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.
OK, the bottom one, you're going to say Spider-Man.
So we have Captain America and we have Spider-Man.
Sandy and Jenny said Captain America.
Let's see if that is right for Matt Salinger and Chris Evans.
It is right.
How far down the column will we end up?
Oh, that's a brilliant answer!
3, very well done indeed.
3 for Captain America.
Meanwhile, Kathleen and Martin have gone for Spider-Man.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many people said that
for Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.
It's right. It's got a long way to go.
It's still going down.
34, which means very, very well done indeed, Sandy and Jenny.
After only two questions, you are through to the final 2-0.
Very well played.
Nothing you could have done to beat Captain America,
very much the best answer on the board.
-Whoa, there you go.
-How about that?
That's the score that I thought coronation chicken was going to get.
You'd have thought so!
Christopher Reeve much more famous than Queen Elizabeth II.
There you are, there you are. Thank you very much.
So, the pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head round,
I'm afraid it's Kathleen and Martin.
Just not enough things your field, Martin, I think.
But we will get to see you again next time.
We'll look forward to that very much indeed.
Meantime, thanks very much, Kathleen and Martin.
But for Sandy and Jenny, it's now time for our Pointless final.
Congratulations, Sandy and Jenny! You've seen off all the competition
-and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.
You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot.
At the end of today's show, the jackpot is standing at...
Well, I say you'd earned your place here, I mean,
for heaven's sake, we started off with English Heritage Sites,
then we had Words Ending "CLE",
then we had Chickens, then we had Superhero Actors
and, you know, here you are, you've come out on top.
So, what would you love to see come up?
Ooh, Disney for Jenny. Marine mammals.
Marine mammals would be perfect.
Famous surfers, that'd be good. World champion surfers, maybe?
Well, you never know. You never know in these last rounds.
They can be quite niche sometimes, but, anyway, the very best of luck.
Really lovely big jackpot there and you do deserve it
so let's hope there's something up on the board
-you like the look of.
Today's selection of categories reads like this - we have got...
-I used to be a big Monty Python fan, but...
-So are a lot of people.
A lot of people are.
-Asian Geography - you've been to Asia, right?
-I mean, is that going to be a good one, Asian Geography?
What do you reckon? Flip a coin?
We've got to go for Asian Geography, don't we, really?
-Yep, let's do it.
-Right, Asian Geography, come on.
-Asian Geography it is. Richard.
-OK, very, very best of luck.
Huge jackpot here, three very different questions.
We are looking for any of the state capitals of India,
the capitals of any of the 29 states
or the seven union territories of India.
We're looking for the capital city of any landlocked Asian country
so any landlocked Asian country,
we're looking for its capital city, please,
or any currencies of countries that border China.
As always, by country,
we mean a sovereign state that's a member of the UN in its own right.
So those state capitals of India,
capital cities of landlocked Asian countries
or currencies of countries that border China -
very, very best of luck.
Thanks very much indeed. Now, as always,
you've got up to a 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?
-As we'll ever be!
Let's put 60 seconds up on the clock.
There they are. Your time starts now.
Right, state capitals of India?
Kaipur, is that one?
-Delhi is a very big one.
Jaipur - it's a dish at least, anyway, yeah. Mumbai...
-What's in Goa?
-I don't know.
-Capital cities of landlocked countries.
-Do you know any?
What's the capital of Laos?
-The capital of Mongolia.
-The capital of Nepal?
-That's a good one.
Erm... Currencies, I don't know.
Currencies, it's the rupee in India.
Russia borders it.
Which countries border China?
I don't even know.
Capital cities of landlocked countries, erm...
-Oh, my God!
-Ten seconds left.
There aren't too many Asian landlocked countries.
No, I'm struggling. Oh...
What will we say for India?
OK, that is your time up, I'm afraid.
I now need your three answers.
-Kathmandu, category capital cities of landlocked countries.
State capitals of India - erm, Kaipur.
-Is that a place?
-Do you want that to be an answer?
-Go on, then.
And Bengal, is that one? That's a place, isn't it?
-Bengal, and that again is a state capital of India?
Total guess. Yeah, yeah.
So, we have Kathmandu and we have Kaipur and we have Bengal.
Of those three, which is your best shot at a pointless answer?
We think Kaipur's right so let's have a right one at the end.
-Let's have Kaipur at the end?
-OK, least likely to be pointless.
Bengal goes first and then Kathmandu in the middle.
OK, well, let's put those answers up on the board in that order, then,
and here they are.
We've got Bengal, Kathmandu and Kaipur.
Well, very, very best of luck.
Now, if one of these turns out to be a pointless answer
and you win that jackpot of £10,250, what would you do with it?
Go on holiday, you know, something like that, get away.
Very nice. Jenny, anything in particular?
Well, obviously, both our jobs are fairly seasonal
so we spend the winter doing a bit of travelling.
Somewhere where there's surf and marine animals
would be a perfect combo.
Well, very, very, very best of luck.
Three good answers on the board, let's hope.
Your first answer is Bengal.
In this case, we were looking for state capitals of India.
Let's find out. If this is right,
then let's find out if it's pointless.
If it's both of those things,
you will leave here immediately with £10,250.
How many people said Bengal?
Oh! Bad luck, I'm afraid.
An incorrect answer to kick us off there.
Two more shots at today's jackpot. Your next answer was Kathmandu.
Now, in this case,
we were looking for capitals of landlocked Asian countries.
If this is pointless, it will win you £10,250.
Let's find out how many of our 100 people said Kathmandu.
Your first answer was Bengal,
which was incorrect.
Kathmandu, your second answer, though,
is absolutely right.
Down it goes through the teens
and into single figures.
Still going down, still going down...
Five of our 100 people said Kathmandu so not a pointless answer.
-It's a good answer.
-It's a good answer, it's a great score.
-Sadly, it's not pointless, though.
You have one more shot at today's jackpot, though,
and your final answer was Kaipur.
In this case, we were looking once again for state capitals in India.
If this is right and if it is pointless, you will win £10,250.
How many of our 100 people said Kaipur? Is it pointless?
Oh, and there you were saying that was the one
you were going to put last cos it was right.
You did incredibly well,
but I'm afraid you just didn't manage to find that all-important
pointless answer so I'm afraid you don't win today's jackpot
of £10,250. That will roll over onto the next show,
but you have been fabulous right across both shows you've been on.
It's been wonderful having you on and you each get to take home
-a Pointless trophy.
-That's all we came for.
-So, there you are.
Very well done.
And not a bad category to go for as well, actually,
there's some questions you could have got there. You did well.
No Kaipur - there's Jaipur, of course,
which would have scored you 11 points.
There's also Raipur, which would have been a pointless answer.
It would have won you the money, but no Kaipur, I'm afraid.
Bengal, that's a historical region of India,
not a state capital, unfortunately.
Let's take a look at some of the pointless answers
for the Indian state capitals.
Dispur, which is the capital of Assam.
Gandhinagar, which is the capital of Gujarat.
Now, Panaji is the capital of Goa,
which you were trying to think of, is a pointless answer.
Puducherry a pointless answer.
In fact, everything apart from Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur,
Bangalore, Chennai, Lucknow, Kolkata, Chandigarh and Hyderabad.
Everything else was a pointless answer
so very well done if you got one at home.
The capital cities, now, of landlocked Asian countries.
Ashgabat, which is Turkmenistan.
Baku, which is Azerbaijan.
Bhutan's capital Thimphu
and Yerevan, which is Armenia,
also Vientiane, which is the capital of Laos.
So, very well done if you got one of those five,
those are the pointless answers there.
The currencies, this is the hardest one, I think,
but well done if you said the afghani,
which is from Afghanistan, of course.
The tugrik is Mongolia,
the som is Kyrgyzstan
and the kip is Laos.
Very, very well done if you got any of those at home.
Those were tough ones, but hopefully none of those
rang too much of a bell.
The capital cities, if you had a bit more time...
It's thinking of the -stans was the real secret there.
Thanks very much, Richard.
Well, Sandy and Jenny very sadly didn't win our jackpot today,
which means it rolls over onto the next show,
when 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.