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Thank you very much indeed. Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong, and welcome
to Pointless. This is the show where all the questions have been asked
to 100 people before the show. All our contestants have to do is
come up with the answers that no-one else could think of.
Let's meet today's players.
And couple number one.
My name is Rani. I'm from Coventry.
This is my friend, Ange, from Bradford.
-Couple number two.
-Hi, I'm Pauline.
This is my husband Hugh, and we live in Kennington in London.
-Couple number three.
-Hi, my name is Suleiman.
This is my friend, David, and we're both from London.
And finally, couple number four.
Hi, my name is Lyn. I come from Sunnybrow in County Durham.
And Kenny is from Spenny in County Durham.
And these are today's contestants.
Thank you very much indeed. Lovely to have you all here.
We'll get to chat to each of you throughout the show as it
goes along. So that just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
Haters gonna hate that this complicator is gonna complicate,
It's my Pointless friend, it's R... XANDER LAUGHS
Hello! Hi, everybody.
What range you have as an actor.
-That was amazing.
-That was really good stuff.
-I think a lot of people will have enjoyed that.
-Do you think?
I think the Royal Shakespeare Company might be in touch,
for all ye know.
That was very good. Now, two couples returning from the last show.
Neither of them got through to the head-to-head,
but they're both quite good, I think. Kenny and Lyn
up there on podium four, got knocked out in the first round.
-Lyn was unfortunate, I think, in Round One.
And I think Pauline was very unfortunate in Round Two.
Pauline and Hugh will be quite hard to beat.
Two shows in a row we've had postmen in the final.
What is that all about? I don't know if any of our contestants today is a
postman, but if they are, suddenly things are looking up.
I would doubt it.
Surely, someone's got to be delivering letters today?
-Yeah, exactly that.
The first round today sounds like it's going to be terrifying.
It's kind of OK.
So when you see it and you think, "Oh, my goodness" - you'll be fine.
You'll be fine. But it sounds terrifying.
Thank you very much indeed. Hannah and Jason won the jackpot last time,
which is exciting. But that means we start off today with a jackpot
of £1,000. OK, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.
So remember this -
the pair with the highest score at the end of each round
will be eliminated. That is the only thing you have to remember.
Keep your scores low. Our first category today...
is Language and Literature.
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...
Shakespeare plays in French.
-There you go. Richard.
-That does sound quite scary, doesn't it?
You'll be fine. I think you'll be OK.
On each board, we'll show you seven titles of Shakespeare's plays
in French. You need to give us the usual English title for these plays,
please. There will be 14 in all for you to have a go at at home.
Very best of luck to us all.
Yes, indeed. So we are looking for these Shakespeare plays but we have
put them up here in French. What are they in their original English?
I'll read those a second time.
There we are. Now, Ange, welcome to Pointless.
-Lovely to have you here. What do you do, Ange?
I work with data.
Not the character from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Oh, that's a shame! I was going to say.
What are your hobbies, Ange, when the data is done?
When the data is done, I like to read.
I like to try and ride on empty public transport.
I commute every day on the Central Line,
so I try to get on empty carriages on the Central Line,
which is a challenge.
What time of day do you travel at?
Normal times. I travel at 8:15, 5:30.
-And you find an empty carriage?
-Yeah, sometimes. Yeah.
-It's a challenge.
-It IS a challenge.
-It is a challenge!
-There we are.
OK, Ange. Let's go to the board. How are you feeling
about these Shakespeare plays with French titles?
I think I know a couple, but I think the ones I know are really obvious.
So, I will go for All's Well That Ends Well.
All's Well That Ends Well. Fourth one down.
Fourth one down, tout est bien. Let's see. Is that right?
All's Well That Ends Well. How many of our 100 people said it?
For All's Well That Ends Well. Good score to get us going.
That is a nice start. Not quite a tragedy, not quite a comedy,
they call those the problem plays.
-Thank you. Now, Hugh.
Hugh, welcome back to Pointless.
-Remind us what you do, Hugh?
-I'm a nonexecutive director.
-Which is just lovely.
-You work sort of part-time?
-Part-time, that's right.
You swan in every so often just for meetings.
-But when you do work, it's very real work. Serious work.
-Oh, I'm sure.
I'm sure. Do you reckon you have about half your time to yourself?
About half my time, yes.
That's quite nice. And you fill it doing rather fun things like what?
When we both stopped our full-time jobs, we took a gap year.
What we called our long overdue gap year,
because we didn't have one when we first started working.
-And we went travelling, which was very nice.
How fantastic. Where did you go?
We went to Scotland quite a lot.
Wow! One day I long to go there.
That's right. The Outer Hebrides. The Isle of Harris and Lewis.
How lovely. And you were there for a sort of big, prolonged time?
Yeah, just on a beach in a beautiful place, really lovely,
swimming in the sea and walking - absolutely beautiful.
Very good. OK, now Hugh, Shakespeare in French.
Are there any on this board that you're not sure of?
There are one or two I don't know, but I'm going to go for
Much Ado About Nothing, Beaucoup De Bruit Pour Rien.
Beaucoup De Bruit. OK, let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Much Ado About Nothing.
-That took a long time!
Now, 31 is our only score at this point,
and you pass it. Look at that.
There we are. Look at that. 15. Good work, Hugh.
One of Shakespeare's most frequently performed comedies.
-It's actually the sort of round that makes you feel quite clever.
When you can work them out. "I can do French AND Shakespeare!"
Yeah! Thank you very much, Richard.
-Welcome to Pointless. Good to have you here.
-What do you do, Suleiman?
-I'm a postman.
I'm not, really!
-Oh, for a second there!
-Sadly, the less glamorous answer is
that I'm an IT consultant and project manager.
-Not really, no.
Oh, it's great being the white knight who comes riding to
people's rescue when things go wrong.
-Yeah, that's nice.
Everybody sees Suleiman and thinks, "Thank goodness, Suleiman's here,
"he can sort it out." What else do you like doing?
Well, we're not doing an awful lot at the moment because we are in the
middle of buying our first house. So not a lot of spare time, really.
Have you decided which house it is you want to buy?
-Yeah, it's all going through.
-It is all going through. Phew!
-What a relief.
-Absolutely. But other than that, we like to travel.
We have a four-year-old daughter. We spend a lot of time with her.
-She is probably the most well travelled four-year-old
that we know, really. We go off on long weekend breaks around Europe
-an awful lot.
-Very good. What's your daughter called?
-Hi, Anisa. I'm assuming she's watching?
-She loves the show.
-She absolutely loves it.
-OK. Very good.
My sister-in-law is an Anisa.
-Aw, that's nice.
-There you go.
And if she has children, you might have a nephew and a niece-a.
Oh, thank you. Now, Suleiman, what would you like to go for?
I'm going to go with the penultimate one.
I will say The Merry Wives Of Windsor.
OK, Les Joyeuses Epouses De Windsor.
Let's see if that's right. Let's see how many of our 100 people went
for The Merry Wives Of Windsor.
31 the highest score still.
Ooh, 47. APPLAUSE
There is no disguising that Windsor, is there?
-47 for the Merry Wives.
-Yes, a big clue in the Windsor.
-That's the problem there.
-Thank you, Richard.
Now then, Lyn, welcome back to Pointless.
Yes, a very unfortunate early exit for you in the first round
last time. We'll see no more of that, I'm sure.
Now, remind us what you like getting up to, Lyn.
I do a lot of cooking, a lot of eating,
and a fair amount of slimming.
What sort of cooking do you like to do?
Anything and everything.
Do you have a favourite thing?
-I love Italian food. Anything Italian.
So if you were cooking Italian, what would you do?
Spaghetti carbonara, or chicken with garlic.
Chicken with garlic. Oh, the acme of Italian food there!
How fabulous. Now then, Lyn,
how did you and Kenny decide to come on the show?
Who came up with the thought that you should...?
It was me. I'd been asking him for months and months, and he kept
saying, "No, no, not going on, don't know anything."
So we went out on New Year's Eve and I got him drunk and he said yes.
That's how I ended up being on the show as well!
OK, now, Lyn, this board is all yours.
If you wanted to, you could talk us through it.
I know the top one and the bottom one.
I'm not too sure about the other two.
The Comedy Of Errors. I think the second one is King John.
I'm not sure about the next one.
I think it's possibly The Night Of Kings.
And The Merchant Of Venice.
It's going to have to be either the top or the bottom one.
-The Comedy Of Errors.
-You're going to go for The Comedy Of Errors.
OK, Let's see how many of our 100 people said The Comedy Of Errors.
76 for The Comedy Of Errors. APPLAUSE
Yeah, a big scorer there.
You might have taken the risk and gone for Le Roi Jean.
It is King John. That would have scored you 21 points.
The Merchant Of Venice would not have done you any favours either.
That would have scored you 80 points, even more.
Now, that IS The Night Of Kings, that's how you would translate it.
-But the Night of Kings is another name for...?
-I have a feeling...
The night there, I think this is the play that you and I did for O-level.
-It is Twelfth Night.
-The Night Of Kings. That would have scored 4 points.
-OK, thank you.
We're halfway through the round, let's look of the scores.
15, very well done, Hugh, that is the best score of that pass
by a bit. Hugh and Pauline, I think we will see you in Round Two.
31, Ange and Rani, well done. 47, Suleiman and David.
Now 76, Lyn and Kenny.
That is quite high.
So Kenny, you have the pick of the next board,
so make sure you find a nice low-scoring one. Good luck.
We are going to come back down the line now.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
OK, let's put seven more Shakespeare plays up in French on the board.
Here they are.
I will read those one last time.
-Now, Kenny. Remind us what you do.
-I'm a civil servant.
A civil servant, that's right. Based up there in Spenny.
-What do you like getting up to?
-I also like cooking.
One of my favourite dishes is by Nigella Lawson.
And she does a chicken and chorizo dish.
It's always a good stalwart if you have about half an hour to spare.
Chicken chorizo, put it in the oven, half an hour, it's done.
That's delicious. But also, a keen gardener, we discovered?
I love gardening. One of the things that I like the most is when you can
go outside into your garden, and get your own herbs and potatoes
and your own plants that you've grown,
and then go back into the kitchen and cook them fresh.
Mm. How delicious. My mouth is now watering.
Now, Kenny, what would you like to go for?
-A nice low score is what we need.
-This is not a good board for me.
The only one I know is The Tempest.
-The top one.
-OK, The Tempest, says Kenny.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
There is no red line for you - you're the high-scorers.
77. 77. APPLAUSE
Well, I'll say this, you and Lyn - lovely grouping there.
77. 153 is your total.
Yeah, the play opens with a storm raised by Prospero.
Thank you, Richard. Now, David.
Kenny and Lyn have done you all a tremendous service,
at huge cost to themselves.
They have taken one for the team here, you might say.
They will be leaving at the end of this round,
which means everyone left will be going through.
However, we still need answers.
David, what do you do?
-I'm an IT trainer.
-An IT trainer.
-Do you and Suleiman work together?
-We used to work together.
I see. And who left who?
-He left first and I left second, I guess.
-We both left.
That's nice. Still friends. Did you meet working together?
And what sort of things do you get up to when you're not training?
Travel. I was going to say languages,
-but now that would make me look a bit foolish!
But travel, definitely. And I've discovered baking recently.
-I have some time now.
-Is there a particular recipe for brownies
-you like to follow?
-Just from some website.
Who cares? A brownie is a brownie, really. Mm!
Now, David, what would you like to go for?
This is not a very good board,
but I'm going to go for the penultimate one,
-Measure For Measure.
-Measure For Measure says David.
No red line - you're already through.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Measure For Measure.
50. 97 is your total. APPLAUSE
It's quite a low score for that, I would say.
Mesure Pour Mesure. That's almost identical to the name of the play!
Thank you very much indeed. Now, Pauline.
Again, you are already through, which is good news.
-Remind us what you do.
-I am a solicitor.
-I specialise in employment law.
-Right you are. Part-time again.
-Which is very good.
So, are you good at making sure that half the time that you are available
coincides? Or do you sometimes find that you have got all this time off
and Hugh is off doing his nonexecutive directing?
It can be tricky, but we've been pretty lucky so far.
OK. Very good. And what do you like getting up to, Pauline?
Well, we like a lot of sporting things, wild swimming, tennis...
Let's just go right back to wild swimming, Pauline.
Where do you wild swim?
Well, in London it's kind of like the Serpentine.
So it's perhaps not quite so wild.
-But in Scotland we have done Loch Ness, which is very cold.
We've done swimming when we were in Brazil and Argentina.
-We did a lot of swimming in the lakes and rivers there.
Now, Pauline, it doesn't matter what you score here, which is nice,
but I suspect you've got a good answer.
I'm going to go for the third one down and Love's Labour Lost.
Love's Labour Lost, says Pauline.
Let's see how many of one of our 100 people said it.
No red line again, cos you're already through.
Look at that. 18. Very well done indeed.
Taking your total up to 33. APPLAUSE
I suspect the lowest total of the round.
And at the start of that, the king and his three companions take
three years for self-improvement.
They take, essentially, a very, very long gap year.
But I think they went as far as Scotland, which is crazy.
Can you imagine?! Long way.
Long way. Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
Now, Rani. Welcome to Pointless.
Good to have you here. What do you do, Rani?
I'm an IT business analyst.
IT! We've gone from postmen to IT.
-An IT what analyst?
-Yeah. What does that actually mean?
I try and understand what business requirements are,
-so I can then communicate them to technical people.
-Oh, I see.
So you're the liaison between the IT specialists themselves,
podium three, and business, podium two.
Laymans. I don't know why I pointed at you.
-Yeah, I would call you that.
-Did she call us laymen?
-Yeah. She called you a layman. Not me. She didn't point at me.
Layman, no, you're quite right. I know absolutely nothing.
Not just about IT, either.
Now, Rani, you're on 31.
-You're through. It doesn't matter.
It's fine. But this board is all yours.
Wouldn't it be fun to go through it and fill in all the blanks?
I don't like Shakespeare, and I don't like French.
The first board was OK because I could have guessed some of those.
I'm just going to go for the fifth one down -
The Two Gentlemen Of Verone. Verona!
The Two Gentlemen Of Verona,
correcting yourself at the last minute there!
The Two Gentlemen Of Verona.
Let's see if The Two Gentlemen Of Verona is right.
No red line, you're already through.
It is The Two Gentlemen Of Verona.
41. 72 is your total. APPLAUSE
Yeah, well done. They both fall in love with the same person,
of course, and complications ensue.
Quite difficult, some of these last ones.
The bottom one, hiver - if you know your French...
-The Winter's Tale.
-The Winter's Tale.
That would have scored you 18. And the second one down...
-As You Like It.
-As You Like It.
Now, that would have scored you 17.
But this last one is the best answer on the board.
Again, it's... You've got to guess, but The Taming Of The Shrew, surely,
-with "la sauvage".
-It is The Taming Of The Shrew.
That would have scored you 1 point,
so very well done if you said that at home.
Thank you very much, Richard.
So, at the end of our first round, the pair we have to send home,
with a high score of 153, oh, Kenny and Lyn, I'm so sorry.
I'm sorry. Had things fallen differently,
you could easily have been through right the way to the final.
We've just given you two tough first rounds, I'm afraid.
We haven't seen nearly enough of you.
It's been lovely having you on. Thank you so much, Ken and Lynney...
Ken and Lynney?! Kenny and Lyn!
But, for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
And so suddenly we are down to three pairs.
At the end of this round, we'll be down to two pairs.
Well, Pauline and Hugh, very well done.
Two lovely low-scoring answers there,
and the lowest total score of the round. But well done, everyone.
We made it through Shakespeare in French.
Phew! Our category for Round Two today
is Pop Music.
Can you all decide on 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...
..as they could.
Acts that had a bestselling top 40 single in 2015.
-Yeah, we're looking for any act or artist who released
one of the 40 bestselling singles of the year in 2015.
If they were a featured artist, they're allowed as well,
so long as they're named on the track.
So any of the artists or acts who released any of the 40
top selling singles of the year.
-Best of luck.
-Thanks very much.
Now then, Rani.
What would you like to go for?
I'm going to say...
One Direction, says Rani.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
No. I'm afraid not One Direction,
scoring you 100 points there.
Yeah, you'd have thought so, wouldn't you?
-I suspect that might not be the last 100.
..in this round, would be my guess.
Now, Hugh. Ah, it's like a dream come true for you, isn't it, Hugh?
I have got an answer. It's Ellie Goulding.
Ellie Goulding, says Hugh.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people
said it if it is.
What a relief! Good answer.
Absolutely right. Look at that, seven.
Good answer, Hugh.
Seven for Ellie Goulding.
Well played, Hugh. Love Me Like You Do was the fourth best selling
-single of 2015.
-Thanks very much, Richard.
I'm going to go with Taylor Swift.
Taylor Swift, says David.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Taylor Swift.
Oh, I'm afraid an incorrect answer,
scores you 100 points.
Yeah, there's some big names not on the list.
-Who's ON the list?
-That's the question.
-Actually, who's on the list?
-No, I'll say at the end.
-That's probably the best way of doing it.
Thanks very much. We're halfway through the round.
Let's look at the scores. Seven, the best of that pass.
Very well done, Hugh and Pauline.
I think the head-to-head beckons because we then travel up to 100,
where we find David and Suleiman and Rani and Ange.
Very best of luck. We'll come back down the line now.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
So, Suleiman, we're looking for any artist or group
who had one of the top 40 bestselling singles
of 2015 in the UK.
OK, not a good one for me
but I'm going to go with Daft Punk.
Daft Punk, says Suleiman.
No red line. You're joint high-scorers.
Let's see how far down the column we get with Daft Punk.
Bad luck, Suleiman.
That is 200.
But the round is not over yet.
Yeah, that's a couple of years before, really,
Suleiman, I'm afraid.
You never know, might even have a monks of lockdown situation here.
We might. We might just.
Can you imagine? And the monks will be singing the hits of 2015 as they
-come on. They'll be chanting them.
-Oh, wouldn't that be amazing?
-Now, Pauline, what would you like to go for?
It doesn't matter what you score, you're through.
That is good news. I think I'm going to go for Ed Sheeran.
Ed Sheeran, says Pauline.
There we are. Let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
No red line, as you're already through.
Look at that! Great, 11.
Very well done indeed.
Brings your total up to 18.
Thinking Out Loud, Photograph AND Bloodstream -
three tracks in the top 40 bestselling singles of the year.
OK, this is exciting.
Now, Ange, your target is 99.
-99 or less gets you into the head-to-head.
Have you got a good answer?
I don't know if it's good. I've got an answer.
What are you going to go for?
I'm going to go for Wiz Khalifa.
Wiz Khalifa. Here is your red line.
First time we've had a red line for a long time.
There we are, Wiz Khalifa.
Will you get below that red line with Wiz Khalifa?
How many of our 100 people said it?
It's right! Very well done indeed, Ange.
You can stand down the monks.
And down to two, Ange!
Not only that, but the best score of the round.
Takes your total up to 102.
-Very well done.
-That's a great answer, yeah.
See You Again was the fifth biggest selling record of the year
from Wiz Khalifa. Lots of pointless answers here.
Let's take a look at a few of them.
Demi Lovato with Up.
Diplo, Where Are You Now?
Fetty Wap, our favourite, a pointless answer.
Major Lazer, Maroon 5, Skrillex.
Tinie Tempah, Tyga, Walk The Moon, who did Shut Up And Dance.
You also could have had OMI, who did Cheerleader,
DJ Snake, Galantis, Kygo, Disciples. Lots of pointless answers there.
We'll take a look at the top three answers,
the ones that most of our 100 people said.
Rihanna, 17 points.
Justin Bieber, who had four tracks in that top 40 bestselling
singles of 2015, 28,
and Adele, as always on these rounds, is at the top with 58.
Love that Adele is now just always at the top of things.
She's the Manchester United of music,
which she, I suspect, would not thank us for.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
Well, we're at the end of our second round and I am sorry to say,
Suleiman and David, this is the point we say goodbye to you
but we get to see you again next time.
We're looking forward to that already.
But meantime, thanks very much for playing, Suleiman and David.
But for the remaining two pairs, it's now time for our head-to-head.
Well, congratulations Pauline and Hugh, Ange and Rani,
you're now one step closer to the final and the chance to play
for our jackpot which currently stands at £1,000.
Well, we're here at the head-to-head which means you can now confer
before you give your answers and the first pair to win two questions
will be playing for that jackpot.
Well, Pauline and Hugh,
it was Round Two last time we saw you leave.
Slightly unfortunately, I'd say.
A bit too early. But here we are, vindication.
Our low scorers in this round, but also, Ange and Rani,
we had lovely low scoring from you.
Wiz Khalifa there, Ange, in the last round, particularly impressive.
But I think it's just going to be very close.
Hugh and Pauline have been very good but so have you individually,
Ange and Rani. Best of luck to both pairs.
Let's play the head-to-head.
Here is your first question and it concerns...
-We're going to show you five pictures now of famous people
called Bradley. Can you tell us their full names please?
OK, thank you. Let's reveal our five Bradleys and here they come.
There we go, five famous Bradleys.
Pauline and Hugh, you will go first, you're our low scorers.
-We know his name, don't we? Do you?
-He was on just then, wasn't he?
-Yeah. What was his name?
-Yeah, I know the name.
OK, we're going to go for E, Bradley Walsh.
E, Bradley Walsh, say Pauline and Hugh.
Now, Ange and Rani, that board is all yours.
Talk us through the Bradleys.
We know A and B, don't we?
A is Bradley Cooper.
B is Brad Pitt and we knew Bradley Walsh.
-I don't know C or D.
-I don't know C or D either.
-So shall we go with Bradley Cooper?
-Yeah, Bradley Cooper, A.
OK, A, Bradley Cooper.
So we have Bradleys Cooper and Walsh.
But not in that order.
Pauline and Hugh went for Bradley Walsh.
Let's see if that's right for E
and let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
Oh, a very popular Bradley there.
Ange and Rani meanwhile have gone for Bradley Cooper for A.
Let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people went for that.
And it wins you the point.
Very well done.
That's a good answer. 29 for Bradley Cooper.
Which means, Ange and Rani, after one question, you're up 1-0.
Very well done. I'll tell you what, not only did Bradley Walsh
beat Bradley Cooper, he also beat Brad Pitt.
He's going to be unbearable.
Brad Pitt would have scored you 68 points.
We love Bradley very, very much
but I'm not going to tell him he beat Brad Pitt.
I don't think I could handle it.
I think I might tell him he was a pointless answer.
OK, we'll go with that, he was a pointless answer.
No-one recognises him. It was a really good picture of you
and everything, Brad. Everyone was going, "Who's that guy?
"It's some..." Yeah, it's weird.
that is Bradley Wiggins.
He would have scored you 49.
And C, if you know your Moto GP,
you'll know this one.
Very well done if you said that.
A pointless answer.
Thank you very much, Richard. So, here comes your second question.
Ange and Rani, you get to answer it first but, Pauline and Hugh,
you have to win to stay in the game.
So, good luck. Our second question today is all about...
-Five clues now to facts about the county of Surrey.
Let's reveal our five Surrey clues, and here they come.
Let me read those again.
There we are. Ange and Rani will go first.
I know the third one but I can't remember...
Yeah, let's go for that.
We're going to go for the town
that serves as the county's administrative centre
Guildford, say Ange and Rani.
Now then, Pauline and Hugh, talk us through that board.
Well, the Premier League football team is Chelsea.
The cricket ground is the Oval.
The charter is the Magna Carta.
I thought maybe the town's Cathedral was Guildford but we were confused
about whether Guildford was the administrative centre or not.
So, what are we going to go for?
We'll go the second one, the Oval.
OK, the Oval. So, we have Guildford
for the administrative centre and the Oval.
Ange and Rani said Guildford was the administrative centre.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said that.
Let's see if it's right.
It is not right.
Guildford is not the administrative centre.
Pauline and Hugh, all you have to be is right with the Oval
and you will win this point.
You are right and you do win the point, very well done indeed.
Down that goes.
But chiefly, it was right, which means, Pauline and Hugh,
you're back in the game. After two questions, it's 1-1.
Yeah, and Guildford is a correct answer to the question that you
thought it was a correct answer to,
which is the cathedral featured in The Omen.
18 points for that.
The town that serves as the administrative centre...
-Kingston upon Thames. That would have scored you two points.
You're right about the other two.
The British charter is the Magna Carta, a big scorer for that, 55.
And it's Chelsea's ground, Cobham.
That's quite a good score, 12 points for that.
Kingston upon Thames, the best scorer.
Thank you very much indeed. Here comes your third question.
Whoever wins this one goes through
to the final and plays for that jackpot. Best of luck to both pairs.
Our third question today is all about...
-We're going to show you the names of five deadly plants but
we've removed alternate letters.
Can you fill in those gaps? Whoever gives us the best answer
is going through to play for that jackpot, so best of luck.
OK, let's reveal our five mixed up deadly plants, and here they are.
I'll read those again.
Pauline and Hugh will go first.
We do know a few of them, we think.
Some of them are surprising that they're deadly if they're
what we think they are, but we're going to go for oleander.
Oleander for the middle one. Oleander.
Now then, Ange and Rani, talk us through that board if you can.
We don't really know very many.
The bottom one we think is buttercup
and the one above is foxglove.
I think we'd like to go for...
OK, foxglove, say Ange and Rani.
So, oleander and foxglove.
Pauline and Hugh said oleander,
let's see if it's right and let's see how many people said it.
It is right.
Oh, seven, very well done indeed.
Oleander, yeah, that's going to take some beating, I think.
Foxglove, say Ange and Rani.
Let's see how far down the column we get with that.
76 for foxglove.
All of which means very well done, Pauline and Hugh,
you are through to the final. After three questions, 2-1.
Very nicely done. Some of these are more deadly than others,
it has to be said. The buttercup, it has toxins but they degrade
very, very quickly. But it is
buttercup and would have scored 57.
Tobacco at the top,
69 points for that.
This next one down, you can work out it's a pea
and it's a rosary pea.
It would have scored you two points
so very well done if you said that.
Thank you very much indeed.
The pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head round,
I'm afraid, it's Ange and Rani but that was very, very hard fought,
that one. I knew it would be close.
It came down to a decider with the third question
and you lost out to oleander.
That was going to be tough to beat, wasn't it?
But we'll see you again next time. I'm sure you'll do just as well,
if not better. But meantime, thanks very much, Ange and Rani.
But for Pauline and Hugh, it's time for our Pointless final.
Congratulations, Pauline and Hugh.
You have fought off all the competition
and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.
You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot and, at the end of
today's show, the jackpot is standing at £1,000.
Well, very, very well done.
Here you are. You haven't put a foot wrong.
You were our low scorers in Round One, low scorers in Round Two.
Head-to-head, yeah, you fell foul of the Bradleys.
You know what happens in this round?
We put four things up on the board there. Who knows?
Some of them are quite cryptic, some are really very specific indeed.
Is there anything you'd like to see up there on the board?
-Well, we haven't had geography yet, have we?
-No. Something historic.
I always like a bit of history.
OK, well, best of luck.
Let's see what is up there today.
I can't promise there'll be anything you like
but there might be something. Today's selection looks like this.
We'll be good on Women In Politics, I think.
I think Women In Politics...
Yes, no, The Tropics would be my back-up.
-Definitely not doing the bottom two, no. OK?
I think we're going to go for Women In Politics, please.
Women In Politics.
OK, very best of luck. We're looking
for any of the following three things, please.
We're looking for any of the cast of the film The Iron Lady,
the 2011 film The Iron Lady, according to IMDB.
Or we're looking for any woman who's ever been appointed to
a US presidential cabinet or had a cabinet level position.
Or we're looking for any country
with more women in their parliaments in the UK.
That means a percentage of women, so any of the 43 countries of the world
that have a greater percentage of women in their lower house
or in their parliament. So, cast of The Iron Lady,
women appointed to US presidential cabinets or countries with
a greater percentage of women in their parliaments.
-Very best of luck.
-Thank you very much indeed. As always, you've got
up to one minute to come up with three answers.
All you need to win that jackpot is for just one of those answers to be
pointless. Are you ready?
Let's put 60 seconds up on the clock.
There they are. Your time starts now.
Women in presidential cabinets,
Condoleezza Rice, Madeleine Albright.
We've never seen the cast of Iron Lady so we can't comment on that.
Countries, I think maybe India.
What about Tibet?
Maybe the Philippines. Countries that have had women prime ministers.
We know some of the Scandinavian ones
but they would be high-scorers.
Let's go for something quite wacky in the countries as a risk.
-Tibet or India? Philippines? I don't know.
I'm tempted to go for the Philippines.
Somewhere like New Zealand maybe?
Yes, maybe New Zealand.
Yeah, choose more.
Should we go for Madeleine Albright?
Madeleine Albright for one, I think so.
Then two, two countries, whichever you think are the most unlikely.
-Take a risk on one.
-Take the Philippines as a risk.
Then one of the Scandinavian countries, Norway.
We'll try that. OK.
Sounds like you've arrived at your three answers
and your time is up now, so let's have them.
So, we're going to go for Madeleine Albright for the second category.
-And then we're going to go for the Philippines and
Denmark for the countries.
The Philippines and Denmark for
countries with a greater percentage of women in Parliament. OK.
Of those three, which is your best shot at a pointless answer?
If it's right, the Philippines.
The Philippines, we'll put last. The least likely to be pointless?
Probably Madeleine Albright.
Let's try Madeleine Albright.
We'll put Madeleine Albright and then Denmark in the middle.
Let's put those answers up on the board in that order then and
here they are. We have got
Madeleine Albright, Denmark and the Philippines.
Well, very best of luck. Three good answers on the board there.
I have no idea which of them are right, if any of them,
but if any of those were to win you the jackpot of £1,000,
what would you like to do with it?
Well, our friends have told us
-we have to have a Pointless party with the money.
-I think so.
I think that's right.
Anything else, Hugh?
I think a party's a good idea actually.
I mean, frankly, even if you don't win,
a Pointless party is on the cards.
OK, your first answer was Madeleine Albright.
In this case, we were looking for any woman who has held
a cabinet position in the US.
Let us find out if it's right, let's see if it's pointless.
If it's both of those things, you will leave here with £1,000.
How many people said Madeleine Albright?
Now, if Madeleine Albright takes us all the way down to zero,
you will leave here with £1,000.
Madeleine Albright takes us down through the 20s and the teens
into single figures.
Still going down to five.
Not bad. That's a great score in normal gameplay.
Sadly though, in this round, it's only pointless answers that count
so we have to move on to your next answer which was Denmark.
Now in this case, we were looking for countries with more women in
their parliament than in the UK.
This has to be pointless to win the jackpot.
Let's see, for £1,000, how many people said Denmark.
Again, it's right. Now,
Madeleine Albright took us all the way down to five.
Denmark takes us down through the 40s, into the 30s, into the 20s.
Still going down.
There you are. Yes, Denmark.
I blame Helle Thorning-Schmidt for that.
I think she's made Danish politics very popular over here.
Now, your third and final answer is the Philippines.
This was the one you thought, if it was right,
was going to be your best shot a pointless answer,
so fingers crossed.
If this is pointless, it will win you £1,000.
How many of our 100 people named the Philippines as a country
with more women in their parliament?
Is it pointless?
Oh, bad luck, bad luck.
Well, three good attempts there.
I'm afraid you didn't manage
to find that all-important pointless answer though, so I'm afraid
you don't go away with today's jackpot of £1,000.
That will roll over onto the next show but it's been very, very good,
your performance right across the show today, and last time
you left rather too early but you've made up for it, I think, this time.
And you go away with our Pointless trophy,
so very, very well done for that. But fantastic, Pauline and Hugh.
Yeah, and you did exactly the right thing,
going for an obscure third answer as well and when you see some of
the names on the list, Philippines, it is fewer than the UK,
but there are answers on this list that are as obscure.
We will start with the cast of The Iron Lady.
Some big names on this list.
Alexandra Roach, who was with you in Hunderby.
Anthony Head, John Sessions,
Richard E Grant.
Everyone in that film a pointless answer, other then Meryl Streep,
Jim Broadbent, Olivia Colman and Susan Brown.
Now, women appointed to US presidential cabinets.
A few names you'll know here. Elizabeth Dole, who served
under Bush Senior and Reagan.
Janet Reno, who was Clinton's Attorney General.
Janet Yellen and also Loretta Lynch,
who's Obama's Attorney General as well.
Everyone on that list apart from Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice,
Madeleine Albright and Frances Perkins,
every other woman who has been appointed to the US Cabinet
was a pointless answer.
Now, the UK has got 29.4% of women in the House of Commons
and there are lots and lots and lots of countries in the world
that do much better than that.
Here's four of them. Cuba.
Rwanda has the most in the world.
It's got 63% women in the Rwandan parliament.
Slovenia. South Africa.
All these other countries have more women in their parliaments than us.
Algeria. And these are all pointless.
Andorra, Angola, Burundi, Cameroon,
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ethiopia,
former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia, Grenada,
Guyana, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia,
Nepal, Nicaragua, Senegal, Serbia,
Seychelles, Sudan, Tanzania,
Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago,
Tunisia and Zimbabwe.
All of those were pointless answers.
Lots and lots of answers that weren't pointless as well.
All the Scandinavian countries scored points.
New Zealand, you mentioned, that scored five points as well,
but very well done if you got one of those at home
and unlucky in the studio.
Thanks very much, Richard, and thank you, Pauline and Hugh.
I'm sorry you didn't win our jackpot today.
That means it rolls over onto the next show when we will be playing
Join us next time 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.