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.
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Thank you very much indeed.
Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong, and welcome to Pointless -
the show where the lowest-scorers are the biggest winners.
Let's meet today's players.
And couple number one.
Hi, I'm Ange and I'm from Bradford,
and this is my friend, Rani,
-and she's from Coventry.
-Couple number two.
Hi, my name's Justin and this is my mother, Kitty,
-and we're from West London.
-Couple number three.
Hi, I'm Ryan and this is my friend, Shaun,
and we're from West Yorkshire.
And finally couple number four.
I'm David and this is my friend, Suleiman, and we're from London.
And these are today's contestants.
Thanks very much, all of you. Welcome to Pointless.
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.
There once was a man called Dickie
Whose questions were properly tricky
He sat over there In a comfortable chair
And got paid for taking the mickey.
-It's my Pointless friend, it's Richard.
-That was very good.
-There you go.
-That was very good. Well done.
Very impressive, er, limerick.
And also I was born in Billericay and you didn't even have to use it.
-Oh! I know!
-Can you imagine?
Now, two returning pairs from the last show.
Ange and Rani, who got through to the head-to-head and played very,
very well in the last show - back on the podium one as well.
And David and Suleiman, who joined the 200 Club in Round Two.
Again, we said the other day no-one's joined the 400 Club
for a long time. It's about time, gents, that somebody did.
-We'll do our best.
-So if you could help us out.
But welcome to our newcomers as well.
We've got three sets of friends here and a mother and son,
-that's nice, isn't it?
-That IS nice, yes.
So I think people at home have natural favourites there. Yeah.
-Do you know what I mean?
-Don't you think?
-I think so.
Thank you very much, Richard. Now, Pauline and Hugh didn't win
the jackpot last time, which means we add another £1,000 to it,
so today's jackpot starts off at £2,000. There we are.
Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.
Just remember this - the pair with the highest score at the end
of each round will be eliminated.
Other than that, very best of luck to all four pairs.
Our first category today is...
UK Geography. Can you all decide in your pairs who's going to go first,
who's going to go second?
Whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.
OK, let's find out what the question is. Here it comes.
We gave 100 people 100 seconds to name as many...
-Yeah, not much I can add there,
just any officially designated UK city and, you know, I'm assuming
the alphabet is familiar to you,
and I'm going to leave that in your capable hands.
Thank you, Richard. Now, Rani, welcome back.
Remind us what you get up to, what you do.
Um, I've got young twins so they keep me busy.
How old are your twins?
-They are 21 months.
Yes, how have you found that? Are they your only children so far?
Yes, definitely, for evermore!
And how good are... I know, you never know, but you might have a...
-No, that is it.
-Drawing stumps there, at two.
Do you carry both at the same time?
I try, yeah, as they both want to be cuddled at the same time.
Well, absolutely! Your upper body strength is going to be phenomenal.
-It's good, yes.
-And 21 months. Are they walking? Yes, they must be.
-Yeah, they're walking, running, yeah.
OK, now, Rani, cities.
You haven't had any time at all to think about this.
That's fine, though, because Coventry,
-where I'm from...is my answer.
-It's just amazing.
Amazing. Let's see how many of our 100 people said Coventry.
It's good, Rani.
Look at that. Down it goes to 10. Very well done indeed.
10 for Coventry.
That's a very convenient place to come from for this round, wasn't it?
You know The Italian Job and the car chase through the sewers
with all the Minis? That was shot in Coventry.
I don't really want to watch it,
-I don't want to watch it with that knowledge in my head.
Now, Justin, welcome to Pointless, lovely to have you here.
-Thank you very much.
-What do you do, Justin?
-I'm a youth worker.
-And where do you do that?
-I do it in West London and other places
in London, so I do mentoring of kids and football coaching,
-sometimes boxing coaching and other things like that.
-Good for you.
Good for you. Now, what do you like doing outside work?
Well, I like going clubbing,
so I like going to clubs and festivals and raves.
-I like music, so...
Well, most people like music, but I like house music and garage music
and different varieties of music.
So your summer is generally quite full.
-Very full, yes, I've got a very full summer.
-And quite fun.
-Excellent. Now, Justin.
Cities that come alphabetically between Cambridge and Oxford.
I want to punt for one city but I don't know if I'm going to say it.
Is the punt whether it's a city or not?
-It's just whether it's a city or not.
Cos I've got a safe answer, and I'm going to go with Nottingham.
-Nottingham, says Justin.
-Let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people said Nottingham.
10 is our only score so far for Coventry.
-Look at that! 10 again.
-Oh, that's all right.
-Look at this. Nottingham.
SPEECH DROWNED BY APPLAUSE
Superb. A very solid start to the round.
Yes, ibuprofen was discovered in Nottingham.
I say discovered, it was invented in Nottingham,
-they didn't find it on the street.
-I didn't know that.
The guy who came up with it, or was credited with it said he knew...
the first time he really knew it worked is he was about
to do an important speech and it cured his hangover.
And he thought, "Hold on, I am onto something here,"
-and that was i-BU-profen.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
-Now, then, Ryan, welcome to Pointless.
-Great to have you here. What do you do, Ryan?
-I'm a geography teacher,
-believe it or not.
-Oh, what about that!
When term finishes, what do you like to get up to, Ryan?
Go away on holiday with my girlfriend for a few weeks
-at least, and relax.
-Play golf as well...with Shaun sometimes.
Excellent. Good stuff.
Now, Ryan, we seem to have,
there's a bit of a thing going here with things scoring 10.
-What are you going to go for?
and...trying to think of cities.
I'm going to go for Hull.
Hull, says Ryan, let's see if that's right, let's see how many
of our 100 people said Hull.
Well, 10, let's see if we can break the 10 thing.
No! I mean yes!
12 for Hull. Kingston-upon-Hull.
Yes, you got slightly lucky there cos, well,
we always accept Hull but it is Kingston-upon-Hull,
but fortunately that also fits between those two other cities.
-It's the UK City Of Culture in 2017, Kingston-upon-Hull.
-Oh, that's nice.
-It IS nice.
-I don't think I have ever been to Hull.
I've been to Hull, it's lovely. It's kind of tucked away,
so it's quite difficult to get to sometimes, but it's worth the trip.
I must go to Hull.
-Thank you, Richard. Now, David, welcome back.
-Remind us what you do.
-I'm an IT trainer.
-You train IT.
-I train for software, yes.
So people come to you with what sort of level of IT,
or do they know nothing?
It varies, some of them know absolutely nothing, some...
-some are quite good.
-But by the time they leave you they are masters...
-They are excellent.
-..of the, of the thing. Amazing.
-Yes, very good. What are your interests, David, outside?
How do you get around the eating brownies thing if you bake brownies?
-That must be very...
-I don't, I eat them as well.
You see, we have lots of children,
so the minute some brownies are made, literally,
if everyone just has two each, the whole lot have gone.
What do you want, four each?
Well, no, but you like to think you have brownies, you know, a batch
of brownies might be around for a few days, maybe a couple of days?
-Good luck with that!
-We have a much smaller family than yours
-and they wouldn't be around for two days!
-You have got hundreds of kids, though.
We live in a shoe. LAUGHTER
David, what would you like to go for?
I'm going to try, I think,
perhaps a risky one but I'm going to say Inverness.
Inverness, says David, let's see if it's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people said Inverness.
It's right. Well, 10 and 12 are our only scores.
12 the high score, 10 the low, if you want to think of it like that.
Look at that! Down to nine! APPLAUSE
Oh, oh! We're stretching the boundary there, David!
Very well done.
Yes, granted city status in 2000, Inverness.
It's got a market which dates back to the 1890s,
it's got a sandstone arch and you see a bit that's been
worn away and it was worn away by all the fishmongers' knives.
-Oh, sharpening it on the thing!
-Yes, over 100 years ago.
-Isn't that funny?
-You can still see it now.
Thank you very much. We're halfway through our first round
so let's take a quick look at all of those scores.
9, the best score of the pass, David, well done.
David and Suleiman, yes, the low-scorers.
I mean, you're all very, very close indeed.
Then we go up to 10, Justin and Kitty and Rani and Ange,
and then up to 12, where we find Ryan and Shaun. So...
I mean, who knows? Shaun, you happen to be ahead.
but, I mean, there's not really that much in it, but
a nice low score from you is what we need, so good luck with that.
We're going to come back down the line now,
can the second players please step up to the podium.
There we are. Now, Suleiman, remind us what you do.
I'm an IT consultant and a project manager.
And your interests, your passions outside the world of IT?
I'd say football and golf. I'm a comically bad golfer.
I'm not even THAT good!
That's fine. But how often do you play?
I played a lot last year, not a lot this year with the weather,
but looking forward to getting out and playing more.
I always think if you are very bad at a sport, it's much better
exercise than being good, cos people who are really good at it have fantastic
economy of movement and, you know, I don't know why I'm doing that
with a golf club but, well, you can see how bad I am!
You know, when you're really bad it's a good workout.
If I was a good golfer I'd be playing for two hours a day
instead of playing for five hours a day.
There you are, my point exactly.
Now, Suleiman, you happen to be our low-scorers,
which is rather marvellous, but, as I say,
there's not really much in it, but a nice low score,
keep up that low scoring and you should get through to Round Two.
I'm going to say Middlesbrough.
Middlesbrough, says Suleiman.
For fun, here is your red line.
If you happen to get below it, then you're definitely through,
but if you don't, it doesn't matter because no-one else
has yet answered on this pass so let's see how many of
our 100 people said Middlesbrough.
I should have said that if you happen to stay at the top
of the column, that would be a disaster.
Middlesbrough scores you 100 points, I'm afraid, 109 is your total.
No, it's not a city, Middlesbrough.
They have applied, but not yet a city.
Now, then, Shaun, ooh, that's taken a bit of pressure off, hasn't it?
Just a bit.
Shaun, welcome to Pointless, great to have you here.
-What do you do, Shaun?
-I'm a professional squash player.
What about that?!
Where do you do your professional squash playing?
I'm based in Chapel Allerton, that's where I train,
but I play all over the world so I travel all over the world
-trying to get my ranking, well, trying to get it down but...
So where are you ranked at the moment?
-My highest is 37, 37 in the world.
-That's not bad, is it?
And how long...
APPLAUSE That's pretty impressive.
We have never had a professional squash player on Pointless.
We never have. We really haven't, have we?
-Unless they were keeping very quiet about it.
That's very impressive, isn't it,
cos it's one of those sports that loads of people play as well.
-So to be 37th best out of everyone who ever plays it.
-In the world!
-What's coming up? What are the big events?
Well, I'm actually,
I'm actually injured at the moment so I'm having a bit of time off.
-A bit of down time.
-So it hasn't been too good recently.
But when are you expecting to be back in the court?
In the next month or so, yes.
-A bit less than a month, hopefully.
Well, good luck with that. Wow! Now, there you are, on 12.
The high-scorers now, with 109, are David and Suleiman,
so 96 or less is all you need.
Um, I'm going to go for Edinburgh.
OK, Edinburgh says Shaun.
Here is your red line, nice and high,
get below that red line and you are through to Round Two.
How many people said Edinburgh?
It's right and you're through.
Not bad. 47 is your total.
It was all you had to do, Shaun. Yeah, Edinburgh,
home of Edinburgh Castle and the Edinburgh Festival.
They are both from there.
Edinburgh rock, I think, comes from there as well. I think, doesn't it?
-Edinburgh rock comes from there, yes.
-Yeah, yeah. Thank you.
Now, Kitty. Kitty, welcome to Pointless, great to have you here.
-What do you do, Kitty?
I volunteer in a charity shop.
-Very good indeed. Have you ever had any real treasures come in?
That's quite exciting.
It is quite exciting when they think it is a bit of plate
or something, and it turns out to be gold, you know, it's quite...
And the jewellery and, you know, yes, we've got
some nice things and some good handbags came in and people think
they're plastic, when they're sort of crocodile or something.
-Nice to find a bargain in a charity shop.
There you are on 10.
Our high-scorers, on 109, are Suleiman and David,
which means 98 or less gets you through to Round Two.
Norwich, says Kitty.
OK, here is your red line - nice and high.
Get below that with Norwich, Round Two awaits.
It's right and you're through.
Very well done indeed. 31 is your total.
It does do something to the brain, this show, where you think,
"I know it's a city, I know, but what if it's not?"
But, yes, Norwich.
-Norwich City football team.
-Norwich City, there you are.
Thank you very much. Now, Ange, welcome back.
-Remind us what you do, Ange.
-I work in IT, I work with data.
That's right, you work with data,
and when not working with data, what do you like to get up to?
I like to read, I like to socialise with my friends, I like to...
I set myself challenges,
so one of my challenges is to try and go on empty public transport.
Now, empty public transport, when did this start and why?
So, I've recently moved to London, and it was all like,
"Oh, everything's so busy and there's so many people,"
but I found that I could try and get on empty Tube carriages
sometimes when I'm on my way to work and also on the way home.
And when it happens, you quickly photograph yourself?
Yeah, there's lots of selfies of me on empty public transport.
-I very much hope you're compiling them for a book.
-It's quite impressive.
Every commuter in the world understands that.
There's that thinking, you always
try and get exactly the right carriage, exactly the right time.
-And even a half empty... "Oh, this is wonderful!"
Now, Ange, what would you like to go for?
There you are on 10 again,
the high-scorers, Suleiman and David, on 109,
98 is also your target.
I'm going to go with Cardiff.
-Not risky, but I'm pretty sure it's a city!
-Cardiff, says Ange.
Let's see. Now, here is your red line.
Get below that with Cardiff and Round Two is waiting for you.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
Not bad at all, taking your total up to 34.
Yeah, the oldest record shop in the world is in Cardiff.
1894, Spillers Records.
-There you go.
Now, there's no pointless answers at all, as you'd imagine,
but there are some low-scorers.
The best-scorer of all, one point - one point if you said Hereford.
And there's a couple of two-pointers -
Lisburn in Northern Ireland and Lichfield.
Three points for Newry, Newport and Lancaster.
Five points for Chichester and Chelmsford. Seven for Carlisle.
You'd have got nine for Leicester.
You'd think they would have gone up a little bit recently!
10 for Gloucester, as well as the ones we've had already.
And 11 for Canterbury, Ely, Chester and Lincoln. 12 for Derby.
Those are the best answers, let's take a look at the top three,
the ones that most of our 100 people said.
And London, 56.
-All quite low-scores, I've got to say.
-From our 100.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard. So, we are at the end of our first round,
which means we have to say goodbye to a pair,
and I'm sorry to say, the pair with the highest score is
Suleiman and David, over there on the far podium.
I'm so sorry, Middlesbrough just let us all down there!
-I've never been there, I'm never going there again!
-Oh! I mean...
Well, you're definitely not now!
Um, anyway, it's been great having you on both shows.
-Thank you so much for playing. Suleiman and David.
Good luck, good luck.
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 will have to say goodbye
to another pair and we'll be down to two for the head-to-head round.
Well, it's so close, it would be really hard to call that.
Very low scores as we went up the line,
slightly higher ones as we came back down,
but you all made it through, and all ended up very close to each
other, so, yes, very hard to call at this stage.
Best of luck to all three pairs,
and our category for Round Two 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, and the question concerns...
-Yeah, on each board,
we're going to show you six clues to famous people known by the name
Adam or Eve, so 12 in all to have a go at at home, very best of luck.
Thanks very much indeed.
Here is our first board of clues, and here they come.
I'm going to read those all again.
Yup, I know a few of them, I'm going to go with the Australian
golfer to win the US Masters, and that's Adam Scott.
Adam Scott, says Rani, let's see if it's right and let's see
how many of our 100 people got Adam Scott.
That's not bad at all, Rani, look at that, down to 10.
Very well done indeed.
Seems to be your kind of a score, 10.
Well played, Rani.
Also became the second Australian after Greg Norman to be
-world number one, Adam Scott.
-Thank you, Richard. Now, Justin?
Yeah, I know a couple.
Well, I think I know a couple, but I'm starting to doubt myself!
-I think I'm going to go for the top one, and Adam Sandler.
Adam Sandler, says Justin.
Let's see how many of our 100 people got Adam Sandler.
Well, 10 is our only score at this point.
Adam Sandler finished at 43.
High score for Adam Sandler there.
Yeah, the Golden Raspberry Awards, which we talk about sometimes,
which is like the anti-Oscars - in 2012,
his film Jack And Jill won every single category,
won all 11 categories in the Golden Raspberries.
-Did he turn up, I wonder?
-I'm not sure that he did.
A lot of actors do turn up, I don't know if he did.
Thank you very much, Richard. Now then, Shaun, this is your board.
If you want to take us through it, if you can fill in all those blanks?
I only knew two, and they've both gone, so...
I'm struggling, to be honest.
Um, I'll go with the Scottish philosopher and I'm going
to guess, Adam...
-I thought, I'll go Scottish, I don't have a clue.
You went Adam McLean.
That... That could just have worked brilliantly,
but it didn't, I'm afraid.
Adam McLean, let's see if that's right and how many of
our 100 people got it.
I'm afraid not, Adam McLean, that scores 100 points.
Yeah, if you were going to guess one,
you picked the right one to go for, because it is Adam Smith.
Adam Smith is the answer there.
So often, people choose Smith when they're guessing.
Would have scored you 24 points.
Um, now, the one at the bottom, the lead singer of the group...
-Adam Ant. Would have scored you 67.
The US actress who plays Principal McGee is Eve Arden,
would have scored you two points. And Gwen Cooper in Torchwood and
Claire Ripley in Broadchurch, it's Eve Myles.
And that would have scored you six points.
Eve Arden, the best answer on that board. Well done if you said that.
Thank you very much, Richard. We are halfway through the round, let's take a look at those scores.
10, Rani, very well done, best score of the pass.
Rani and Ange, I think you will be in the head-to-head again.
43 is where we find Justin and Kitty. And then 100, Shaun and Ryan.
Well, who knows, the round's not over yet, anything could happen,
Ryan, but a low score from you will definitely help things along.
We're going to come back down the line now,
can the second players please step up to the podium?
OK, let's put six more clues up on the board, and here they are.
I'll read those all again.
Now then, Ryan?
-It's not looking good.
Adam Brady, the lead vocalist of Maroon 5?
Let's see if it's right - no red line for you, I'm afraid,
you are the high-scorers. What happens when we say Adam Brady?
No, bad luck.
Sorry, Ryan, I'm afraid that's an incorrect answer,
-it takes your total up to 200.
-Yeah, not Adam Brady, I'm afraid.
I'll give all the correct answers at the end of the pass.
Thanks very much indeed. Now then, Kitty?
I mean, a bit of pressure taken off here.
You will definitely be in the head-to-head,
doesn't matter what you score.
I don't know any of them, but, um,
Ian Beale, I know the actor's name
begins with Adam, but...
I'll tell you what, we'll accept that, I think we'll accept that.
Wood something. I'm sorry, I don't know.
I don't know.
Adam Woodward, says Kitty. Let's see if it's right, it doesn't matter if you score 100 points here,
you are still through to the next round, but let's see.
No red line for you, because you are through, how many people said Adam Woodward?
No, bad luck.
Scores you 100 points, takes your total up to 143,
but it doesn't matter, you are through.
Unlucky, I'll give all the correct answers at the end of
the pass but your instinct that he was called Adam was absolutely spot-on.
Now then, Ange, also through to the next round,
doesn't matter what you score, but how is your handle on this board?
Um, not great. I don't really know any of them either.
I'm going to guess the bottom one,
something like Adam Woodyatt or something like that.
Adam Woodyatt, OK, no red line for you, you are already through.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Adam Woodyatt.
46 for Adam Woodyatt, takes your total up to 56.
Yeah, Adam Woodyatt, you were so close to that one, Kitty.
I think you even said it during your deliberations.
Um, let's fill in the rest of this... It's gone well, hasn't it?
-Look at that board of Adam and Eves!
-The scientist and historian?
-Um, Adam Hart-Davis.
Correct, would have scored you five points.
This next answer is a pointless answer.
Very well done if you said it. Eve Plumb. Terrific stuff.
The lead vocalist of Maroon 5?
-Oh, "Le-veen", is it?
Absolutely, 18 points for that.
The skip of the women's GB curling team,
very well done if you said Eve Muirhead.
Would have scored you four points. And the Australian comedian?
-Adam Hills, yep, and he would have scored you 14.
-So, some low-scorers on that board.
-Thank you very much indeed.
Well, we are at the end of our second round and I'm sorry
to say, Ryan and Shaun, this is where we say goodbye to you.
We'll see you again next time and I'm sure you'll go much further,
but meantime, thank you very much indeed. Ryan and Shaun.
But for the remaining two pairs, it's now time for our head-to-head.
Congratulations, Ange and Rani, Justin and Kitty,
you are now one step closer to the final and
a chance to play for our jackpot, which currently stands at £2,000.
Well, we've made it to this blessed third round, which is wonderful.
From here on in, we are allowed to confer and chat before we
give answers, it's marvellous.
The first pair to win two questions will play for that jackpot.
Now, Ange and Rani, you've been here before,
but Justin and Kitty have shown that they are not to be overlooked
here, we've had some lovely low scores from you throughout the show.
This will be close, hard-fought, I suspect.
Best of luck to both pairs, let's play the head-to-head.
OK, now, here is your first question, and it concerns...
We are going to show you five pictures now from biopic films,
you need to tell us who these films were about, please.
-Very best of luck.
-OK, who are the subjects of these biopics?
And here are your five pictures.
There we are, five different subjects of biopics.
Now then, Ange and Rani, you have been our low-scorers,
so you will go first.
Um, we are going to go with one we are quite confident about,
and that's A, Stephen Hawking.
A, Stephen Hawking, say Ange and Rani, Stephen Hawking.
Now, Justin and Kitty, if you want to talk us through all the others?
-Well, my mum thinks B is Billie Halliday.
C, I don't know, that's definitely Russell Crowe,
but I don't know who he's being. D, I think, is Johnny Cash.
And E looks really like someone, it's Tom Hanks,
but probably someone presidential... Oh, it's Walt Disney?
I think that's Walt Disney, because you can see Mickey Mouse
in the background. Shall we go for B?
Are you sure it's Billie Halliday?
Let's go for B, we'll go for B, Billie Halliday.
-You want to say Billie Halliday?
-Is it Billie Halliday,
-or Billie Holiday?
OK, Billie Halliday, you are saying.
So, we have Stephen Hawking and Billie Halliday.
Now, Ange and Rani, you went for Stephen Hawking for A,
let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people got it.
65, now, meanwhile, Justin and Kitty have said Billie Halliday for B.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
-Must be Holiday.
I'm sorry, I'm afraid that's an incorrect answer and scores
you 100 points, which means well done, Ange and Rani,
after one question, you are up 1-0.
Oh, Kitty, you've nailed it, it is Diana Ross,
but as Billie Holiday, I'm so sorry, in Lady Sings The Blues.
That is unlucky, would have scored 13 points as well.
And then at the end there as well, you're quite right,
it is Walt Disney, Tom Hanks.
And that would have been an even better answer,
would have scored you nine points.
-Um, C, John Nash, played by Russell Crowe.
Would have scored two.
And Johnny Cash there, of course, who also would have won the point,
because Johnny Cash would have scored you 37.
Thanks very much indeed.
OK, here comes your second question, Justin and Kitty.
You get to answer this first,
but you have to win this one to stay in the game, so good luck.
Our second question is all about...
-We're going to show you the titles of five fables that are
credited to Aesop, but we've missed out all but the first letter
of one of the words, can you tell us what that word is, please?
OK, thanks very much,
let's reveal our fables with bits taken out, and here they are.
There we are. Justin and Kitty, you will go first.
(I don't know... The Town Mouse...)
Yeah, I think were going to go for
The Town Mouse And The Country Mouse.
OK, the Town Mouse And The Country Mouse, say Justin and Kitty.
Now then, Ange and Rani, do you want to talk us through the others?
-Erm, not sure...
At the moment we're only confident about The Hare And The Tortoise.
-I think the top one is a lion, but I'm not sure.
-Shall we just go with what we know?
-OK, The Hare And The Tortoise.
-OK, The Hare And The Tortoise.
So, we have Country Mouse and Tortoise.
Justin and Kitty went for Town Mouse And Country Mouse.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said that.
60 for The Town Mouse And The Country Mouse.
Ange and Rani meanwhile have gone for The Hare And The Tortoise.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said that.
Yeah, no surprise there, huge score for that.
Which means, well done, Justin and Kitty, after two questions,
it's 1-1. You're back in the game.
You weren't tempted to go for a risk there and not go for Hare and Tortoise?
-Er, no, we didn't know any of the others.
-What would you have gone with for the top one?
Well, you'd be in the final if you'd said lion
because it would have scored you 53.
The other two are harder, to be fair, The Ant And The...
-The Ant And The Grasshopper.
Would have scored you 14. And The Cock And The Jewel.
-The jewel, yeah.
-Cock And The Jewel would've scored you one point.
Very well done if you said that at home.
Thanks very much, OK, it comes down to a 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 is all about...
Yeah, we're simply going to give you five clues now,
to facts about the British broadcaster Chris Evans.
Whoever gives us the most obscure answer is going through to
play for that jackpot, so best of luck, everybody.
OK, let's reveal our five clues and here they come.
I'll read those again...
There we go. Ange and Rani, you will go first.
-Are we going to go with that?
So, we're going to go with the one we're not too sure about,
the future Loose Woman who he married in 1991, Carol McGiffin?
Carol McGiffin, say Ange and Rani. Now, Justin and Kitty, it's over to you.
D'you want to talk us through the rest of that board?
Erm, yeah, not really... Erm... What's the top one?
Oh, what's the rest, do you want to talk through the board, then?
-I don't know the rest!
-You don't know any of the rest?
-OK, so, shall be we go, Don't Forget Your Toothbrush?
-Don't Forget Your Toothbrush.
-OK, Don't Forget Your Toothbrush, say Justin and Kitty.
So, we have Carol McGiffin versus Toothbrush.
Ange and Rani, Carol McGiffin's your answer.
Let's see how many of our 100 people got that.
A good answer as well.
Look at that, down it goes to 18, very well done indeed.
Very good. Now, Justin and Kitty meanwhile have gone for Toothbrush.
The item you're not meant to forget.
Let's see how many of our 100 people got that.
Which means, well done, Ange and Rani,
after three questions you're through to the final, 2-1.
Yeah, very well played. Let's fill in the rest of the board.
The second autobiography was called Memoirs Of A Fruitcake -
and would've scored you one point.
It would've been the best answer up there.
He has presented The One Show with Alex Jones.
And that would have scored you 55.
And he was born on April Fools' Day in 1966.
And that would've scored you seven points. Well done if you said that.
Thanks very much indeed, Richard, so the pair leaving us at the
end of the head-to-head round, it's Justin and Kitty.
Well, I knew that would be quite close, and so it proved.
-We'll see you again next time, look forward to that very much.
-Meantime, thanks very much. Justin and Kitty!
-Good luck, yeah?
Right, for Ange and Rani, it's now time for our Pointless Final.
Congratulations, Ange and Rani, 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 £2,000.
There we are.
Very, very strong indeed.
So, head-to-head last time, there you were, you were the blue couple.
This time, the golden couple. And this time you came through.
-Anything you want to see come up in this last round?
-Golf as well.
-Friends and golf.
Not OUR friends, like, the TV show.
Oh, I know, but wouldn't it be nice if YOUR friends came up?
-That would be really good.
-It would be embarrassing if you got the answers wrong!
Anyway, well, very best of luck.
You know what this round is like, four things will go up there.
Who knows what they'll be? But there might be something like the look of.
Today's selection reads like this, we've got...
-Oz or 1975, I think...
-Which one do you think?
Either... I don't know that much, I'm not like a massive Oz fan.
-Shall we go 1975?
-I... I was... Yeah... I don't know. Yeah...
-Erm, the year 1975, please.
-OK, 1975 it is. Richard?
OK, very best of luck,
three questions on very different areas here.
We're looking for any UK number one artist in the singles or
album charts in 1975, according to officialcharts.com.
We are looking for anyone who played in
a men's or women's singles Grand Slam semifinal.
Or, we are looking for any of the cast
of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest,
which came out in 1975.
Anyone, according to IMDb, who starred in that.
So, it's any UK number one artist, singles or albums, 1975,
anyone who played in a tennis Grand Slam semifinal,
or the cast of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. Very best of luck.
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 your answers to be pointless.
-Are you ready?
-OK, very good.
Let's put 60 seconds up on the clock.
There they are. Your time starts now.
-I'm 99% sure that 10CC was number one when I was born.
-Not that I was born in 1975. Not that I'm 40, but...
-We'll go for that.
Tennis Grand Slam finalists, do you know any?
-I only know...the only... Billie Jean King...
-Yeah, Billie Jean...
-So, the ones, like, before McEnroe...
-Yeah, Bjorn Borg.
Bjorn Borg might have, yeah.
I don't know if he's a bit older, but we could go with that.
I don't know anything about One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.
I think it's Jack Nicholson but I don't know for definite.
Probably wouldn't be pointless anyway, would it?
So, any other number one artist, 1975?
Rolling Stones, I think. Maybe. But that's a guess as well.
I guess that wouldn't be very pointless.
-Yeah, I doubt that's pointless!
-I can't think of anyone.
-So, what do you think, then?
-Ten seconds left.
-Or Billie Jean King. Bjorn Borg.
-Billie Jean King is probably more likely.
-But they'd both be quite high-scorers.
OK, that's your time up, I'm afraid.
Let's have your three answers, and if you could say which category you're answering, that'd be great.
-Erm, UK number one artist, 10CC.
-Tennis Grand Slam semifinalist, you say that lady's name.
-Yeah. And Bjorn Borg?
-And Bjorn Borg.
OK, of those three, which is your best shot at a pointless answer?
-10CC, we put last. Least likely to be pointless?
-Bjorn Borg, we put first, and we put Ilie Nastase in the middle.
OK, well, let's pop those answers up on the board in that order, then.
And here they are.
We've got Bjorn Borg, we've got Ilie Nastase and we've got 10CC.
Well, very, very best of luck. Three good answers on the board there.
One of those could easily turn out to be pointless, you never know.
And if it did, you would win £2,000.
What would you do with that, Ange?
Erm, I really want the new Dyson hairdryer,
so, I'm going to treat myself to that.
Ah! Rani, how about you?
Erm, I would buy a replica Stormtrooper costume
-for my husband.
This is just too fantastic.
-You would lay down your prize, your hard-earned prize money?
-Can I point out that other hairdryers are available?
-And that also other Stormtroopers are available as well.
How extraordinary. Well, there we are.
Wouldn't it be fun if one of these is pointless?
And these wishes could come true!
Now, your first answer was Bjorn Borg.
In this case, we were looking for tennis Grand Slam semifinalists from 1975.
If this is pointless, it will win you £2,000.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Bjorn Borg.
-(Oh, my God...)
Down it goes, now, if this goes all the way down to 0,
you leave here with £2,000 between you.
Bjorn Borg now takes us down through the 20s...
-Not bad at all.
Good answer. Moreover, a correct answer.
Sadly, not a pointless answer, though.
Which means we only have two more shots at today's jackpot.
Ilie Nastase was your next answer.
Again, we were looking for tennis Grand Slam semifinalists from that year.
It has to be right, then it has to be pointless for you to win the
jackpot, so for £2,000, let's see how many people said Ilie Nastase.
Ooh! Bad luck! An incorrect answer.
Which means everything is now riding on your third and final answer, 10CC.
And in this case, we were looking for UK number one singles or albums -
ARTISTS who had number one singles or albums in the year 1975.
It has to be right, then it has to be pointless.
If it's both these things, you leave here with £2,000.
How many people said 10CC?
It's right! Your first answer, Bjorn Borg, was right.
It took us down to 22. Your second answer, Ilie Nastase, was incorrect.
10CC now takes us down to single figures.
Down it goes... Still going down!
CHEERING Look at that!
What about that?!
APPLAUSE DROWNS SPEECH
Fantastic! Never again need your hair go wet.
Never again need your husband bang on about the Stormtrooper costume.
LAUGHTER Congratulations, 10CC was a pointless answer,
which means you go home with our jackpot of £2,000!
Very well done indeed. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Well, that was fun. That was fun.
So, that was number one when you were born?
Yeah, I think it's number one the week I was born.
-Do you know the song?
-I'm Not In Love.
I'm Not In Love, by 10CC.
So, we started the show with Rani just telling us where she lived.
And then we ended the show with you telling us what was number one
when you were born and you managed to walk away with the jackpot!
Very, very well done. That's terrific stuff. Lovely to see.
Let's fill in the gaps up here, shall we?
And see the pointless answers in the different categories.
We'll start with those number one bands, 10CC,
right at the top of the list,
Led Zeppelin, Physical Graffiti album,
Telly Savalas had a number one single, with If,
Windsor Davies and Don Estelle had a number one with Whispering Grass.
Also, you could have had Art Garfunkel,
Billy Connolly had a number one single,
Engelbert Humperdinck, Jim Reeves, Johnny Nash, Max Boyce,
Tammy Wynette, and the Carpenters - all of those were pointless answers.
Well done if you said one.
Now, tennis Grand Slam semifinalists.
Guillermo Vilas, John Newcombe, Margaret Court, Roscoe Tanner...
You could have had Adriano Panatta, Eddie Dibbs,
Janet Newberry, Manuel Orantes, Tony Roche -
all of those pointless answers. Well done if you said any of those.
And the cast of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest...
Chief among them, Scatman Crothers, who has been a jackpot answer
before on Pointless, and famously the voice of Hong Kong Phooey.
But the only ones that scored points there were
Jack Nicholson, Christopher Lloyd, Danny DeVito, William Duell,
Louise Fletcher and Michael Berryman.
All the other cast members were pointless answers.
Well done if you got one at home. And what a way to start and end the show.
-Fantastic, thanks, Richard.
And thanks once again to our winning players, Ange and Rani,
who go away with today's jackpot of £2,000! Very well done.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
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.
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.