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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 score as few points as you can.
And you do that by coming up with the answers no-one else can think of.
Let's meet today's players.
Couple number one.
Hello, my name is Hugh, this is my wife, Pauline,
-and we live in Kennington in London.
-Couple number two.
Hello, I'm Hannah, this is my husband, Jason,
-and we're from Carmarthen in West Wales.
-Couple number three.
Hello, my name is Lyn, and this is a good friend, Kenny,
-and we're both from County Durham.
-And finally, couple number four.
Hi, my name is Jessica, and this is my friend Shailyn, and we're both from London.
And these are today's contestants.
APPLAUSE Thanks very much, all of you, a very warm welcome to Pointless.
We'll get to chat to each of you, of course,
throughout the show, as it goes along.
So that just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
You've heard of the Beast of Bodmin, meet the Beast of Admin.
-It's my Pointless friend, it's Richard.
-Hiya. Hiya, everybody.
-And to you.
-Are you well?
-I'm very well. How are you?
-Yeah, I'm terrific.
-Out of ten, how are you?
I'm up there, up there in the nines, I think, yeah.
-Physically, yeah, fine.
-Out of ten?
-Physically, probably, again, in the eights.
About the low threes. LAUGHTER
Well, that's all good news. We've only got one returning pair from the last show,
Jessica and Shailyn, on podium four. They got through to Round Two,
but then joined the 200 Club in Round Two.
-Some class acts on today's show, I think. Don't you think?
-I think so.
I think we're going to have quite a sophisticated evening.
I think of that we can be absolutely sure.
Anyway, well, thank you very much. We'll see how it goes.
But I think you're right, it is going to be a cracking show.
Stephen and Andy didn't win the jackpot last time.
See, already, that's made it exciting, hasn't it? So we add another £1,000 to that,
so today's jackpot starts off at a pleasing £2,000.
Right, if everybody's ready, let's play Pointless.
OK, as ever, I start the show off by reminding everyone what the
rule is, and the rule is this.
The pair with the highest score at the end of each round will be
eliminated, so just make sure you're not that pair. Best of luck.
Our first category today is...
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...
Elements containing the letter L, Richard.
Yeah, any element on the periodic table as of February 2016, please,
that contains the letter L. Very best of luck.
Thank you very much indeed. Now, Hugh, a warm welcome to Pointless.
-I know you're desperately trying to think of chemical elements
that contain the letter L.
But first, please tell me, what do you do, Hugh? What do you do?
-I'm a nonexecutive director.
-Oh, that's fun. Do you enjoy that?
It is quite fun, yes. I stopped being a full-time financial services person
-a couple of years ago.
-And this is a more part-time version of that.
Very good. Well, that's rather nice. What are you doing with all that time you now have on your hands?
Well, Pauline also works part-time,
and so we spend quite a lot of time travelling.
We do quite a lot of sport together. And we live in London, so we do a lot of culture.
There are a lot of shows, a lot of theatres, a lot of music.
-That just sounds lovely.
-It is nice, yes.
-Nothing wrong with that.
-No, very nice.
-Now think about chemistry.
-OK, thank you.
-I had one but I've forgotten it now.
-I'm so sorry. LAUGHTER
Oh, I seem to have it now.
-See, that's quite sophisticated already.
-It is quite sophisticated.
-I'm going to say mendelevium.
Mendelevium, says Hugh.
Let's see, mendelevium, is it right, how many of our 100 people said it?
It is right.
Yes, very well done. 3 for mendelevium. APPLAUSE
Great start to the round, great start to the show.
Well played, Hugh, very nice.
Named after Dmitri Mendeleev, who was the inventor of the periodic table.
He was the guy who first fashioned it from wood.
When he made it, it only had three legs, didn't it? It was tiny.
It was originally a periodic stool.
And then it became a periodic table when somebody else put
-another leg on it.
-Thank you very much indeed. Jason, welcome.
-Here from Carmarthen.
-It took you a while to compute that.
Carmarthen, Jason. What keeps you busy there? LAUGHTER
-I'm a postman.
-Oh, I d..
We love postmen on this show. APPLAUSE
We're rapidly becoming the show of postmen.
Our finalists in the last show were postmen.
-They failed to deliver, but they were postmen.
They did fail to deliver. But that's fantastic.
-So, how long have you been a postie?
-About three and a half years.
-You're in the actual delivering bit?
It's mostly in the van because it's quite a rural area that we live in.
So it's a lot of driving around, occasionally sort of walking,
-not so much with the bags.
-Now then, Jason.
What would you like to go for? Any chemical element containing an L.
I've got a couple. One of them is a bit, I'm not 100% sure of.
So I'm going to go safe and I'm going to go for silver.
Silver. Silver, says Jason.
Let's see how many of our 100 people thought of silver.
Oh, still going down. Look at that, 31.
Not as bad as it might have been. Some safety in silver.
Yes, small supernovas produce silver. That's nice, isn't it?
-That's nice of them.
-Where does it go?
Lyn. Welcome to Pointless. Here from County Durham, how lovely.
-What do you do, Lyn?
-What do you do now you're retired?
-How do you fill your time?
-A little bit of gardening.
-A lot of interfering.
-What do you grow in your garden?
-Flowers and the odd gnome.
-OK. The odd gnome.
-Fantastic. Oh, Lyn's great.
-Oh, I told you.
-I told you it's a good bunch.
-It's a cracking bunch.
-Lyn, how is your chemistry?
I'm going to say lithium.
Lithium, says Lyn. Lithium. OK, let's see where lithium ends up.
31's our high score, 3 is our low.
Well, there we are. 56 for lithium.
-A big score because it begins with L, I think.
-Begins with L.
-There's your problem.
-Shailyn, welcome back to Pointless.
Good to have you here. Again. And remind us what you do.
-I work in advertising.
-You are part of the media buying in advertising.
Working out where you're going to shunt your product.
What kind of products do you have? All kinds, or do you specialise?
All kinds of products.
-What is the most fun campaign you have been part of?
Oh, yes. That's fun.
So, do you get to travel around a lot doing your job?
Occasionally I get to go to Amsterdam with work.
And then privately as well, I travel a lot.
But you never go off on shoots and things, do you?
-That's never, that's never your department?
That's a shame. Now, Shailyn, what would you like to go for?
-I'm going to go with nickel.
-Nickel, says Shailyn. Let's see if it's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people said nickel.
56 is our high score, 3 is our low. Well, you've passed 56.
Oh, look at that, down we go. Oh, almost down to 3.
5 for nickel. Very well done, Shailyn.
That's a nice answer, Shailyn. Well played. Again, one of those ones that doesn't really sound like it
-should be an element. Nickel. But it is.
-Thank you very much.
We're halfway through the round, let's take a look at those scores. 3, the lowest score of the pass.
Well done, Hugh. Then up to 5, where we find Shailyn and Jessica.
Then up to 31, where we find Jason and Hannah.
And then up to 56, where we find Lyn and Kenny.
Now, you're not way out in front but, Kenny, we need a nice low score
from you to make sure you remain with us at the end of the round. Best of luck with that.
We're going to come back down the line now. Can the second players please step up to the podium?
-OK. Now, Jessica, welcome back.
-Remind us what you do.
-So, I work in advertising as well.
-I see. Also media buying.
-What do you think about this idea of getting out to join the
account directors, you know, the account managers on location?
Unfortunately, Shailyn doesn't get to do that,
but I actually do get to do that.
-So, I've been to New York and Mexico recently for work.
What are your hobbies outside work?
So, I like to try lots of different things.
I think most recently I tried taxidermy,
which was quite interesting.
I can't believe we didn't talk about this last time.
How does one just get into taxidermy?
You know how you get into it.
There's plenty of professionals who do day courses.
And so I did one, and I was given a mouse that we stuffed in the end.
So, yeah, but it was great. Because now I understand all the anatomy.
And if there was an apocalypse, I can feed myself, so it's all good.
With dried out bits of... I don't know. Feed yourself with...
-But I know how to take an animal apart now.
-Oh, that's good.
-I understand all the biology of it.
I tell you what, "I know how to take an animal apart" might be the
most Australian thing anyone has ever said.
OK. Now, Jessica, you are on 5.
The high-scorers on 56 are Kenny and Lyn.
So, if you could score 50 or less,
you're definitely into Round Two again.
My goal is not to get 100.
-This is a good goal.
-So I'm going to go with lead.
-Again, it begins with L. We saw what happened there.
OK, you don't want 100, you're going with lead. There is your red line. If you get below that,
you're definitely through to the next round.
Let's see how many people said lead.
Oh, you've done it. Look at that.
Takes your total up to 39. Very well done indeed.
Yeah, begins with L, but again,
I think people are less certain that that's an element.
Those ones that don't have "ium" on the end, like lithium, people may be
-thinking, "Is that a thing? Or is that something you just buy in a shop?"
Thank you, Richard. Now, Kenny. Kenny, welcome to the show.
-Great to have you here. What do you do, Kenny?
-I'm a civil servant.
Step away from the question.
What do you do when you're not serving the civic interest?
Similar to Lyn.
I like gardening, I've got a little garden and I'm growing broad beans,
peas and beans at the moment.
Oh, now tell me, when you cook broad beans,
-do you like to take the little jacket off each one?
-Serve it with tomato sauce and a bit of salsa.
Oh, I thought you said sulphur. I'm so sorry.
I was thinking, "Oh, no, no, not the yellow."
-But it's quite labour-intensive, but worth it.
It's a very companionable thing to do to sit and shell.
Shell broad beans. Don't you agree, Lyn?
Does he ever get you round to do some shelling?
-No, I just go and eat them.
Now, Kenny, you're on 56.
You happen to be the high-scorers, courtesy of lithium.
Who knew that was going to be such a high score?
But, yes, a nice low score from you.
I've got two.
I'll go for palladium.
Palladium, very nice. OK.
No red line because you're the high-scorers,
but let's see how far down the column you go with palladium.
Look at that, Kenny, down it goes to 2. Very well done indeed.
Lowest score of the round so far, 58 is your total.
Exactly what was required of you there.
Very well played, Kenny, lovely stuff.
Yeah, discovered by Bruce Forsyth.
Thank you very much indeed.
-Welcome here from...Carmarthen.
-Oh, just teach me how to say it.
-Yes. Very good.
Very happy with that. Good. Thank you. I've already forgotten it.
-Now, Hannah, what do you do?
-I'm a project support officer.
-What sort of projects?
-So I work on hydro schemes at the moment.
-Now, that's exciting.
I visited the most exciting hydro scheme ever in North Wales.
-That Electric Mountain.
-Yeah, I've been there. It's really good.
-Oh, that's brilliant.
-Have you heard of Electric Mountain?
-Really, an electric mountain? That sounds fun.
There's a lake on top, a reservoir on top,
and when there's a high demand for electricity, there's a surge,
usually at half-time in a big England international match,
and everyone puts the kettle on, they let all the water out and
it just floods down, turns the massive turbines at the bottom.
-It out-Bonds James Bond, I think. Very exciting.
Anyhow, Hannah, I'm sorry. I digress.
We need to concentrate on chemical elements containing the letter L.
Right, I'm sorry about this, Jason, but a bit of punt.
I think Californium.
Californium. We love Californium.
Is it right, is what I mean? Oh, Californium, is it right? There's your red line.
Let's see if you can get below that with Californium.
You are in Round Two.
Look at that, 3. APPLAUSE
Taking your total up to 34, very well done indeed.
Yeah, an answer in a jackpot round recently as well, wasn't it?
It got a very similar score as well.
They use it to detect silver, as well, underground, Californium.
-It has an unbelievable sense of smell.
-Pauline, welcome to Pointless. Lovely to have you here.
-What do you do, Pauline?
-I'm a solicitor.
-And a part-time solicitor.
-I am now, yes.
I used to be very much full-time,
but it's much better to work part-time.
And how much of that time can you spend at home?
-Or do you have to travel in?
-No, I mostly work from home now.
-Occasionally have to go and meet a client, but...
-Oh, that's very nice.
How disciplined are you? Do you have a sort of separate office?
-Yes, we have a separate office.
-Is it at the other end of the garden?
-No, it's on the top floor of the house.
-I see, OK. So that's good.
So there is a time by which you generally try to be in the office?
Well, it depends. It depends on what needs to be done.
When we were working full-time, he used to say,
"We should have a separation between sort of home and the office."
And now that we work from home,
-he tries to encourage a separation between bed and office.
You see, I could very easily... If I had stuff I had to read, I'd think, "Oh, I'll sit down and
"read it and have this cup of coffee," then finish... "Oh, I might just lie down and read."
-And then wake up and it would be strangely unread.
-That is the problem.
OK, there you are. You're on 3.
The high-scorers are Kenny and Lyn at the moment on 58.
54 or less gets you through.
-Everyone has pinched my answers, unfortunately.
-I'm going to have to go with platinum.
Platinum, says Pauline. Now, here is your red line. If you can get below that with platinum,
you're through to the next round. How many of our 100 people said it?
Well done, you're through.
Not bad at all. 9. Taking your total up to 12. APPLAUSE
Which is the lowest total by a distance.
Very well played, everybody there. There's only five pointless answers.
Let's take a look at what they are.
Well done if you said any of these...
Livermorium. Another old friend.
Thank you very much indeed.
So, at the end of our first round, the pair we have to send home,
I'm so sorry, Kenny and Lyn. Lithiumgate. You fell.
You tripped at lithium. I thought it was a great answer.
Why on Earth it should suddenly have such a spike in its score,
I have no idea. Anyhow, we'll see you again next time. I'm sure you'll go much, much further.
-But in the meantime, thanks very much indeed, Kenny and Lyn.
But for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
And so we are down to three pairs. And at the end of this round, obviously, we will have to
say goodbye to another pair, I don't know which pair that's going to be.
But who knows what will happen in this round? It's going to be a new category.
Best of luck to all three pairs. That category is...
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, and the question concerns...
-Yeah, on both boards,
we're going to show you descriptions of six famous women.
They all happen to have surnames which are men's names.
Can you name the most obscure of them, please?
12 in all to have a go at at home. So, very best of luck.
OK, thanks very much.
So we are looking for the famous women described by these clues.
And here they are.
I'll read those all one last time.
Hmm. I'm hoping that's because you can't decide which one to go for of
-all the ones you know, rather than you're baffled...
-There are a few that I know.
-I'm just trying to decide what would be the lowest scoring.
I think I'll have to go with the fourth one, Debbie Harry,
-for the rock band Blondie.
-OK, Debbie Harry, says Pauline.
Let's see how many of our 100 people went with Debbie Harry.
54 for Debbie Harry. Not bad.
Yeah, nice start. Rapture by Blondie,
the first-ever US number one to feature rapping in any form.
-Not the best, but the first.
-Thank you, Richard. Jason.
Right, there's not very many that I know up there, so I'm going to go
for "tennis coach who was appointed", and I think that's Judy Murray.
Judy Murray, says Jason.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Judy Murray.
That's a good answer. APPLAUSE
Look at that. 7 for Judy Murray.
Great work, Jason. Well played.
She says that Andy Murray's wedding day made her prouder than when
he won Wimbledon.
-That's sweet, isn't it?
-That's very nice. Thank you very much indeed. Now, Shailyn.
This board's all yours. Would you like to talk us through it?
I am going to... I only have one answer in mind.
I'm going to go with Fiona Bruce as the newsreader.
OK, Fiona Bruce, says Shailyn. Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Fiona Bruce.
APPLAUSE 25 for Fiona Bruce.
In the American version of Antiques Roadshow, in 2015,
a woman brought in a jug and it was valued at 50,000.
And then another woman came along six months later and proved
it was the jug that she had made at school in the 1970s.
So it wasn't worth 50,000 any more.
Now, let's fill in the rest of these.
-Do you know the British cookery writer?
-She's called Elizabeth David.
-She is indeed.
Would have scored you 6 points. The writer whose Diary Of A Young
-Girl was published in 1947?
-Anne Frank. 22 points.
And very well done at home if you got the US swimmer who is
She would have scored you 1 point, It's the best answer on the board.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard. We're halfway through the round.
Let's take a look at those scores. 7, ah! Look at that!
They will be celebrating on the streets of Llanfihangel-argh-ach... tonight.
Very well done indeed. Keep that up and you'll be through to the head-to-head.
Up to 25 is where we find Shailyn and Jessica. 54, Pauline and Hugh.
So, Hugh, you know what you have to do. Good luck with that.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
OK, let's put six more clues up on the board and here they come.
I'm going to read those all one last time.
There we are. Now, Jessica.
There's quite a few that I can knock out straightaway.
I'm going to go for one that hopefully will just get us on
So I'm going to say Meg Ryan for Sleepless In Seattle.
Meg Ryan, says Jessica. Here is your red line.
If you can get below that with Meg Ryan,
you are definitely through to the head-to-head.
Let's see how many of our 100 said Meg Ryan.
Ooh, look at that! Down it goes to 22. APPLAUSE
Not bad at all!
-47 is your total.
-Yeah, her birth name was actually Margaret Hyra.
But Ryan was her grandmother's maiden name.
Thank you, Richard. Now then, Hannah. You're on 7.
The high scorers are Hugh and Pauline at this stage.
46 or less would be good.
-I don't think that's going to happen.
-I could skip first names. I can't get...
There's only one that I know definitely and that's
-Diana Ross for the Supremes.
-Diana Ross, says Hannah.
Question is, how far down the column will that get you?
There's your red line. How many people said Diana Ross?
Yeah. It's right.
Look at that! 46 you needed,
46 you got. Look at that. 53 is your total. APPLAUSE
-Very well done indeed. Supremely lucky.
-That's cutting it fine.
She was supposed to be called Diane Ross,
but they typed it up wrong at the hospital, so she became Diana.
-Diana Ross flows better, I think.
-I think so.
And weirdly, and this is weird for two reasons,
she wanted to call her daughter Chutney...
but the daughter is actually called Chudney for exactly the same reason.
They want to go to a more literate hospital there.
Or actually not. Chudney is not the prettiest name, is it?
It's better than Chutney.
You don't have to call your child what the person
has written down in the hospital. It's very much up to the...
I understand that, but I think sometimes it just catches on.
Chutney certainly does.
Now, Hugh, you are our high-scorers, I'm afraid,
even before you've given your excellent answer.
Would you like, as a parting shot,
-just to fill in all the blanks for us?
-I'd like to, but I can't.
There's only one I know and I'm pleased the others didn't take it.
Denise Lewis was the gold medal in the heptathlon at the Sydney
-Olympics in 2000.
-Wonderful Denise Lewis. OK.
I'm afraid there's no red line for you, as you are the high-scorers,
but let's see how far down the column we get with Denise Lewis.
Long way down. That's a good answer, Hugh.
Takes your total up to 61.
Yeah, nice end. Bodes well for the next show, Hugh. Well done.
-Yeah, she came on the show with her father-in-law.
It was Tom O'Connor. The comedian.
Now, let's look at the rest of these. We will start at the bottom.
-The actress who played Dorien Green...?
Would have scored you 24 and the actress who played Hilda Ogden...?
-It's Jean Alexander.
-Jean Alexander. Thank you.
-That's your name.
-11 points for that.
-And do you know the mother of King Edward VI of England?
-It is Jane Seymour.
-Ooh, that's good!
Oh, that's annoying, isn't it? Jane Seymour is the right answer. Would have scored 1 point.
-Would have been a terrific answer.
-Excellent. Thank you very much, Richard.
So, at the end of our second round, the pair we have to say
goodbye to with their high score of 61, it's Hugh and Pauline.
Nothing wrong with that score. Oh, well. Never mind.
It all bodes very well for when you next appear on Pointless and we look forward to that very much.
Meantime, thanks very much, Hugh and Pauline. APPLAUSE
But for the remaining two pairs, it's now time for our head-to-head. APPLAUSE
Congratulations, Jessica and Shailyn, Hannah and Jason.
You're now one step closer to the final and the chance to play
for our jackpot, which currently stands at...
Well, here we are. We've arrived at the head-to-head, which means you can start
playing as a pair, you can confer before you give your answers.
And the first pair to win two questions will be playing for that jackpot.
Best of luck to both pairs. Let's play the head-to-head. APPLAUSE
Here is your first question. And it concerns:
Paintings from the Musee D'Orsay collection. Richard.
We're going to show you five paintings now from that collection.
We need you to name the artist, please.
We're going to give you some letters as well to help you out. Very best of luck.
Thank you very much indeed. So, here are our five paintings and here they come.
There we are. Five paintings from the Musee D'Orsay collection.
Jessica and Shailyn, you're our low scorers, so you will go first.
-We'd like to go for E, for Whistler.
-Whistler, say Jessica and Shailyn.
Now then, Hannah and Jason, that board's all yours.
Would you like to talk us through them?
This is Hannah's area of expertise, so she's told me what they all are.
-So I'll bow to her judgment.
-I'm no expert.
We went there for my 40th birthday. I think A is Degas.
And B is Monet.
D is Van Gogh.
-And I think C is Rousseau, so we're going to say C, Rousseau.
So, we have Whistler and we have Rousseau.
Jessica and Shailyn said Whistler for E. Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many people said it.
It is Whistler.
Well done. Now then, Hannah and Jason have gone for Rousseau for C.
Let's see if that's right. How many of our 100 people got Rousseau?
It is Rousseau.
And it wins you the point. Very well done indeed.
Look at that! Down to 6 for Rousseau. APPLAUSE
Well played, Hannah and Jason.
It means after one question, you are up 1-0.
Very nicely done, Hannah. Yeah, best answer on the board.
And what a nice thing to do for a 40th birthday as well. A lovely place to go.
You took us through the board very, very nicely and you chose the best one. A is Degas.
It would have beaten Whistler as well, actually, Degas.
Would have scored 24.
B is Monet.
You are right and that would have scored 58.
And unsurprisingly, the biggest scorer on the board,
given those letters, Van Gogh, however you want to pronounce that.
And he would have scored 86 points.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
OK, here comes your second question. Now, Jessica and Shailyn,
you have to win this one to stay in the game, so best of luck.
Your second question is all about:
Simply five clues to facts about Japan,
but which is the most obscure?
OK, let's reveal our five clues and here they come. We've got:
I'll read those again.
Hannah and Jason, you will go first.
We know a couple.
But we're going to go for the name of Japan's highest mountain,
Fuji. Fuji. OK. Now then, Jessica and Shailyn, that board's all yours.
Do you want to talk us through it?
So, the trains are the Bullet trains.
And the last one is Kyoto.
-Not sure of the other two.
-Which one do you want to go for?
-We'll go for Kyoto.
-You're going to go for Kyoto.
So, we have Mount Fuji and we have Kyoto.
Hannah and Jason said Fuji.
Let's see if that's right for the highest mountain.
It is right.
52 for Mount Fuji.
Now, Jessica and Shailyn have gone for Kyoto, Japan's capital
for over 1,000 years. Let's see if that's right, let's see how many people said Kyoto.
And...ooh! Ooh! 57 for Kyoto. Look at that!
Wow! Very well done indeed, Hannah and Jason.
-That means after only two questions, you're straight through to the final, 2-0.
-Very nicely done.
Yeah, the name Kyoto literally means capital city.
-It is pretty.
It's like Beijing, which is northern capital.
-Now, the Shinkansen trains, you're right, is a Bullet train.
Wouldn't have saved you cos it would have scored 60.
These other two are the best two answers up there, unsurprisingly.
The Japanese mainland island is Honshu.
13 points for that.
-And this is the sort of one you feel like you should know this.
When it came up, you think, this must be obvious.
But it's actually the best answer on the board. And it's Bushido.
-Bushido. Would have scored you 6 points.
-There we are.
Thank you, Richard. So, the pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head round,
I'm afraid, Jessica and Shailyn, you came in as our low-scorers there
and I'm sorry to say we send you home with not a point on your board.
It was very, very close. Nothing wrong with either of your answers.
Second-lowest answer on the first board.
And a pretty good answer on the second,
but I'm afraid you don't take home a Pointless trophy with you, but it's been great having you on.
Jessica and Shailyn. APPLAUSE
But for Hannah and Jason, it's now time for our Pointless Final.
Well, congratulations, Hannah and Jason.
You have seen off all the competition and you have won
-our coveted Pointless trophy.
You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot and at the
end of today's show, the jackpot is standing at £2,000.
Now, what would you like to see come up in this last round, Hannah?
-Anything in particular?
-Truck racing from the 1980s?
-Like that's going to come up!
OK, Jason, what about you?
-I don't mind.
-Master of all.
There we go. Very best of luck.
You know what it's like, four things appear on the board,
and you never know, sometimes one of them leaps out and is obvious.
Quite rare, though. Let's see. Today's selection looks like this:
Men's grand slam... Did you hear that from the audience there?
I wonder what they meant!
-I can't do Welsh actors.
There's only, like, three and they're in everything.
-Grand slam tennis. You know lots about tennis.
Yes, you do. Opera's no. There's no way opera.
Just no chance. Dreams? Tennis is all right.
We both know tennis.
We'll have to try that, won't we?
There's only, like, three Welsh actors I can think of.
It could be films that Welsh actors are in.
Go on. Let's try it.
-All right, go on, then. We're going to go for Welsh actors.
LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE
-Welsh actors. You've got the whole of Wales cheering you on and the rest
of the United Kingdom as well. Very best of luck. We're looking for any film,
any feature film made for cinema release for which any of the
following three actors has received a credit for please, according to IMDb.
That is up to February 2016.
-Very best of luck.
-Thanks very much indeed.
Now, 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
those answers to be Pointless.
Are you ready?
Let's put 60 seconds up on the clock. There they are.
Your time starts now.
-Right, Rhys Ifans, Twin Town.
-Definitely in that.
-Was he in Notting Hill?
-He was in Notting Hill.
Jonathan Pryce, I recognise him, but I can't think..
I think he's in a lot of early '70s horror films,
but I can't think of any films...
-No, Michael Sheen was in The Damned United.
The Nixon one?
-Wasn't he in Nixon? Was it...?
-What was the...
..Kenneth Williams one?
-He was in that.
-I don't know what it's called.
-I don't know what it's called.
-No, I don't know.
What are we going to go for?
Well, do Rhys Ifans and then The Damned United?
-Yeah, that's definitely him.
-He played Brian Clough.
-That Frost and Nixon thing. Which one did he play? Frost.
-It was called Nixon.
-So do those two and the Rhys Ifans one.
OK, sounds like you've arrived at your three answers. That's your minute up now.
Let's hear them and if you say which category you're answering in, that'd be great.
-OK, films starring Rhys Ifans, we're going to go for Twin Town.
And then we're going to go for two films starring Michael Sheen.
-That Damned United.
-It's The Damned United, isn't it?
-THE Damned United.
-The Damned United.
And Frost. OK. Frost.
Now, of those three, which is your best shot at a Pointless answer?
-Twin Town, I think.
-Twin Town goes last.
-Least likely to be Pointless?
-OK, Frost, we'll put first.
-I'm not sure that's what it was called.
Well, let's put those answers up on the board in that order then and here they are.
Well, very, very best of luck. Three good answers on the board.
Let's hope one of those is Pointless and wins that jackpot for you.
£2,000, not a bad jackpot to be taking home. What would you like to do with that, Hannah?
-Heavy metal concerts.
-Any particular ones you've got your eye on?
Yeah, Evil Scarecrow.
Evil Scarecrow. We haven't even talked about Evil Scarecrow.
-I've no idea anything about Evil Scarecrow, I'm afraid.
-Is there any other sort of scarecrow?
-Rarely kindly, are they?
No, so Evil Scarecrow. Where will they be playing?
Well, we've seen them at Download, Cardiff, Nottingham, Bristol.
-So, really, wherever they are, we could go and watch them now if we got that.
Jason, is there anything else you would like to add to that?
-I'm going to use my half to buy lottery tickets.
-To buy a lottery ticket?
-No, spend it all on lottery tickets.
-Well, why not?
500 lottery tickets?
-Oh, do you think you'd spread it out over a long time?
-Yeah, I would.
-To make it last.
-Well, that's OK.
OK. I think Evil Scarecrow, of the two, is just ahead there.
Now then, your first answer was Frost.
In this case, we were looking for Michael Sheen films.
Obviously, this has to be correct, then it has to be Pointless,
for you to win, so for £2,000, let's see how many people said Frost.
Is it right? Is it Pointless?
No, I'm afraid an incorrect answer there, which means we have to
move on swiftly to your next answer, which is The Damned United.
Again, Michael Sheen. We're looking for any of his films.
It has to be right, then it has to be Pointless.
If it's both of those things, you leave here with £2,000.
How many people said The Damned United?
Frost was an incorrect answer, but The Damned United absolutely right.
Down we go, through the 30s, into the 20s, into the teens.
Still going down. Into single figures.
Still going down. 4! Look at that! Very exciting!
4 for The Damned United.
Great answer, fabulous low score.
Sadly, it's only Pointless answers we're interested in in this final round.
So your next answer is the one that either makes or breaks this round for you.
Twin Town. In this case, we were looking for Rhys Ifans films.
It has to be right, it has to be Pointless.
If it's both of those things, it will win you £2,000.
How many people said Rhys Ifans' Twin Town?
Is it Pointless?
It is right.
Now, your first answer was Frost, which was wrong,
your second answer was The Damned United, which took us down to 4.
Twin Town takes us down through the teens and into single figures.
Still going down. Down, it passes 4.
Down it goes, you've done it! CHEERS AND APPLAUSE
Very well done!
Oh, I tell you what, thank goodness you didn't go for Dreams!
I bet you wouldn't have won like this!
Congratulations, Twin Town was a Pointless answer,
which means you go home with that jackpot of £2,000. Very well done indeed.
CHEERS AND APPLAUSE
You can just distantly hear the members of Evil Scarecrow
with their iron gauntlets just applauding like that.
Terrific. And you know what? Wonderful you went for Welsh actors
and a wonderful Welsh film as well, Twin Town.
So a lovely way to end the show. Congratulations. Terrific stuff.
I like the fact you were arguing about whether the film was
called Frost or Nixon, and it's called Frost/Nixon.
And that would have scored you 3 points.
Let's start with the Rhys Ifans films.
Take a look at some more Pointless answers.
Enduring Love, he's in.
Little Nicky, the 51st State was a pointless answer.
Lots of people would have said that. The Amazing Spider-Man as well.
All his films are Pointless, other than Notting Hill, Kevin And Perry Go Large, The Boat That Rocked,
Mr Nice, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part One and Nanny McPhee And The Big Bang.
Everything else Pointless. We'll go on to Michael Sheen now.
Again, some big films here. The League Of Gentlemen's Apocalypse.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Underworld, Wilde.
Everything pointless there apart from
The Queen, The Damned United, Frost/Nixon and Midnight In Paris.
Jonathan Pryce now.
I think you were mixing him up with Vincent Price at one point.
Glengarry Glen Ross, one of my favourite films of all time.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen.
Age Of Innocence. Everything pointless there apart from Brazil, Evita, Tomorrow
Never Dies, Jumping Jack Flash, and Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl.
Well done if you got any at home. And congratulations in the studio.
-Thanks very much indeed.
Well, thanks once again to our winning players,
Hannah and Jason, who go away with today's jackpot of £2,000. Very well done.
Join us next time when we'll be putting more obscure knowledge to the test on Pointless.
-Meanwhile, it's goodbye from Richard.
And it's goodbye from me. Goodbye. APPLAUSE
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.