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Thank you very much indeed!
Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong, and a very warm welcome to Pointless -
the show where obvious answers mean nothing and
obscure answers mean everything. Let's meet today's players.
And couple number one.
I'm Charlotte and this is Sophie, and we are from Sheffield.
-Couple number two.
I'm from Cockfosters in north London, and this is my mum, Jenny,
from Langford in Bedfordshire.
Couple number three.
Hi, I'm Ann and this is my son, Robert.
And we are both from Watford.
And finally, couple number four.
I'm Shaun, this is my friend Ryan, and we're from West Yorkshire.
And these are today's contestants.
Thanks very much, all of you. A very warm welcome to Pointless.
Great to have you here. We'll get to chat to each of you, of course,
throughout the show as it goes along.
That just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
In Norse times, he'd have been called Osmundo, keeper of sagas,
crusher of dreams.
But these days, it's simply my Pointless friend, Richard.
Hiya. Hi, everybody.
-Good afternoon. Good afternoon to you.
I like Osmundo, that's nice.
-Yeah. That's very, very good. Very powerful.
-Your name already sounds Norse. Alexander Armstrong.
-Wouldn't have to change it.
-It'd be a bit of a let down,
Armstrong. I perhaps might play the Armstrong down a bit, I think,
if I went back and met my Viking ancestors.
You'd call yourself Alexander Arm Mediocre.
CHUCKLING I'd just call myself Alexander...
Just Alexander Arms.
I'd go, "Wahey!" and they go, "Oh!"
-Is that how they talk? Your Norse is terrific.
-It is good, isn't it?
-Anyway, thank you very much.
-It's a pleasure.
-Richard, thank you.
Ange and Rani won the jackpot last time,
which means today's jackpot starts off back at £1,000.
There we are. There it is. Right, if everyone is ready,
let's play Pointless.
Now, you know this rule.
The pair with the highest score at the end of each round will be
eliminated. That's it - the only rule of Pointless.
No conferring until we get to the head-to-head.
Best of luck to all four pairs. Our first category today is...
It's a Words round.
Can you all decide in your pairs who is going to go first,
who is going to go second? And whoever is going first,
please step up to the podium.
OK. And the question concerns...
-Yeah, homophones are words which sound the same but are spelt
differently and have different definitions.
On each board, we are going to show you seven pairs of definitions
of homophones. You need to tell us the word we are looking for, please.
Seven on the first board, seven on the second board.
-14 in all to have a go at at home. Best of luck.
-Thank you very much indeed.
So, we are looking for the words that complete these definitions.
Here's our first board of seven clues.
HE READS THE CLUES
I'll read those all again. These are fun.
There we go. Sophie. Welcome to Pointless. You are from Sheffield.
-What do you do, Sophie?
I'm a bespoke administrator for an occupational health company.
So, you are designing therapy all the time?
Yeah, we give different types of physio to different companies
-outside of the contract.
OK. And what are your interests, Sophie?
I like travelling, I like football...
-Which team do you follow?
Are you a travelling supporter of Manchester United?
I've not travelled away but I've gone to Old Trafford,
-which is travelling, seeing as I'm from Sheffield.
-Well, it is, yeah!
You have plenty of teams nearer to home.
But there we are. Manchester United, it is.
Now, Sophie, what about our homophones here?
There's a few that I think I know.
But the one that stands out is male child or youth,
anchored float serving as a navigation mark,
-and I think it's boy.
-Boy. Boy, says Sophie.
Let's see if it's right, let's see how many of our 100 people said boy.
90. That's a big score!
Well, there we are. Still, it's right.
-It's a lot better than 100.
-It is a big score, though.
The heaviest baby boy ever born, 22 pounds.
You can hear the gasps from the WI there.
Yeah, 1955, in Italy.
Wow! Did he come out with a beard?
-"It's a man!"
Thank you very much. Now, Ruth, welcome to Pointless.
-Lovely to have you here.
-What do you do, Ruth?
-I'm chair of governors at a primary school and
I run a lunch club for the over-60s at church.
Both of those are wonderful things.
How long have you been chairman of the governors?
Since January at this school and then two years at a previous school.
Right. So you are keeping everyone in order.
-Are the governors generally drawn from the parents or...?
You have a couple of parent governors and then others,
because it's a church school, from the diocese and just local area.
I see. Well, that's fun.
-Keeps your hand in. Have you got kids at the school?
Not any more. They left and I didn't, really.
That's nice. It's a nice school, though.
-I love it.
-Very good indeed.
Now, Ruth, how are you finding this board behind me?
I know them all, it's just which one is going to score less than 90.
I think I will go for grain used
for food - cereal.
Cereal, says Ruth.
Let's see how many of our 100 people went for cereal.
It's right. 90 is our only score so far, and you've passed that
37 for cereal.
Now, the world's largest bowl of cereal was over 2,000 pounds.
It was an 8ft bowl of cornflakes.
Made it in Johannesburg.
That is baffling.
That's what it is. It was eaten by a small Italian child.
-Not THAT small.
-I assume they did it for a record attempt.
I assume it wasn't just someone's breakfast.
The cornflakes at the bottom are going to be quite soggy.
Can you imagine? Imagine the milk you'd need.
I know. There you are.
Thank you, Richard. Now, Ann.
Welcome to Pointless.
-Great to have you here. What do you do in Watford, Ann?
Actually, I work in Hatfield but I'm an administrator
in a pharmaceutical company in the learning and development section.
Very good indeed, and what do you like getting up to for fun?
-Oh, tennis is my love.
-Yes, it is.
And you play? Are you in a doubles tennis partnership or are you...?
-I am, I play doubles...
-And it's mixed doubles.
-So, I play socially and in the local league as well.
Socially but maybe fiercely competitively.
-I've never come across anyone who plays mixed doubles who doesn't take it very seriously.
Very serious. Absolutely right.
But Robert is not my partner.
OK. Oh, Robert!
Just look at her throwing salt into the wounds there!
Ann, our homophones here.
Yeah, I know a couple of them.
I think I will go for the avoiding work or being lazy,
and say idle.
Idle, says Ann.
Idle, let's see how many of our 100 people went for idle.
It's right. 90 is the high score, which you pass. 37 is our low.
Where will you end up in relation to that?
You pass it, look at that! 33.
A new low - which I mean in a good way!
-That's another very good answer, yes.
-Very well played.
-There we go.
Now, Shaun. Welcome back to Pointless.
Remind us what you do, Shaun.
I'm a professional squash player.
What about that? Professional...
AUDIENCE: Oooh! Yes, exactly.
And just give us a resume of your squash career to date, Shaun.
So, I've played professionally for sort of nine years,
and my highest world ranking is 37.
What are the big tournaments in squash?
There's sort of eight major championships throughout the year,
with the biggest being the World Championships.
-Where does that take place?
Yeah, it moves, so all over the world.
When's the next big World Championship?
Well, very best of luck for that, Shaun.
Hoping to get your world ranking up...
What do you reckon? Top ten?
-Come on, Shaun!
-I'd like to go top ten, yeah.
-That would be good, but...
-Well, we will be following you.
Actually, we really will. We've never had a professional
-squash player on.
-We've never had a professional squash player.
It's exciting. What would you like to go for on this board? It is all yours, this board,
so if you wanted to go through it and fill in all our blanks...
I think I know three out of the last four.
The top one, medal.
Physical power is muscle.
And steel, the last one.
I think I'm going to go... I think I'm going to go with muscle,
for physical power or strength.
OK, muscle, says Shaun.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said muscle.
51 for muscle. Not bad.
Chose very wisely. It's the best answer of the ones that were left
on the board, so well played. We'd already had the best two answers of the round, with 33 and 37.
Everything else is a bigger scorer. Medal, at the top, as you say.
Medal and meddle. That would have scored 70.
We go down the bottom, you were right about steal and steel.
That would have scored 66.
And the last one is...
-Tacks and tax.
And that would have scored 81.
Thank you very much, Richard. We are halfway through our first round.
So, let's take a quick look at our scores.
33, Ann, very well done, the best score of that pass.
Then we travel up to 37, Ruth and Jenny.
Looking pretty strong as contenders for Round Two at this point.
51, Shaun and Ryan.
And then 90, Sophie and Charlotte.
So, Charlotte, a bit of pressure on you to find a nice low score
in the next pass. Good luck with that.
We're going to come back down the line now. Can the second players step up to the podium?
OK. Let's put seven more pairs of definitions up on the board, and here they come.
We have got...
I'm going to read those one last time.
Now, Ryan. Welcome back to Pointless.
Remind us what you do, Ryan.
I'm a geography teacher in a school in Leeds.
That's right. And your interests, Ryan?
Playing golf on a weekend in my spare time.
Sometimes competitively against Shaun.
I've got a five handicap, so...
And travelling as well. Being a geography teacher, so...
Perfect for a... That is...
All work-relevant, isn't it?
I mean, travel. Now, Ryan, there you are.
You are on 51. If you could score 38 or less,
you are definitely in the next round.
I know a few.
I'm going to go with the Scottish and Gaelic word for lake,
and the mechanism for keeping a door...
So a lock. Lock, says Ryan.
Lock. Let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
There is your red line.
67 for lock.
Takes your total up to 118.
Did you see that story recently where they sent the sonar down
to the bottom of Loch Ness to look for Nessie, and they found a shape
that was exactly the shape they were looking for?
Exactly the shape of a monster.
And they realised it was a model from a film about
the Loch Ness Monster that they made there years ago, that had gone to the bottom of the loch.
I think that's still proof that it exists.
-There you are. Brilliant.
Now, Robert. Welcome to Pointless.
-Good to have you here. From Watford?
-What do you do, Robert?
I am a merchandiser, which basically means I deal with stock
-for a large retailer.
What kind of stock? Clothing or...?
No, this is electricals, electrical stock.
So I manage a team of planners, who order the stock from suppliers,
make sure it's available for customers to buy in the shops
-OK. And what are your interests, Robert?
So I am part of two drama groups.
One of them being a musical group and another one doing serious drama.
-And also playing tennis.
-Excellent. Which do you prefer -
the musical group or the serious drama? Come on, seriously, Robert.
-The musical group.
-The musical group, of course. Anyway, there you are. You are on 33.
If you can score 84 or less, you are through to the next round.
I would have thought that's fairly nice and simple, Robert.
What do you think?
Um, so, I think I'm going to go for...
Lift or move to a higher position or level,
-and say raise.
-Raise, says Robert.
Here is your red line.
Nice and high. If you can get below that red line with raise,
you are through to the next round.
And you are through. Very well done.
51 is your score, taking your total up to 84.
-Well played, Robert.
-Yeah, raise with an S and raze with a Z.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard. Jenny. A warm welcome to Pointless.
Great to have you here, Jenny. What do you do?
Obviously, I'm retired.
I work quite a lot for the church in our village and I'm also president
of our village Women's Institute -
if we really have got some WI members here.
And I also sing in the local choral society and we've got our concert
coming up this weekend.
That's fun. Wow! You were allowed time off to come and play Pointless.
-What are you singing this weekend?
We are doing opera choruses. It's a light programme this time.
-We have a lot of varied stuff.
How often do you put on concerts?
Oh, several times a year.
Three sort of main concerts and other opportunities for singing.
Wonderful. And do you meet weekly?
I'm hoping I shall get back in time
-to go to choir for this evening.
-I hope so.
-Maybe with a trophy to show off.
-Who knows? I don't know about that.
-Well, now, Jenny, very best of luck.
You are on 37. If you could score 80 or less...
Well, there's one or two that are possible but I'm not going to take
a risk, and so consequently,
I'm going to go for what I'm sure is the highest answer,
the bottom one. Having little physical strength or energy,
a period of seven days - week.
-And that's my answer, which is weak, I'm afraid!
Jenny, here is your red line.
-It's nice and high.
-I know, but...
-Let's see how far down the column we get with week.
Not bad. Not bad at all.
84 for week, taking your total up to 121.
Yes, 16 of our 100, going,
"A period of seven days, a period of..."
Well, it depends when it starts.
Thank you very much, Richard. Now, Charlotte, welcome to Pointless.
-Here from Sheffield. What do you do, Charlotte?
I work in a law firm in Sheffield.
-In what capacity?
-I'm a conflicts assistant.
A conflicts assistant.
-That's where you NEED an assistant, right?
Yeah. In a conflict. Absolutely.
-What does that mean?
-I deal with conflicts of interest for the firm,
-Right, I see.
So they can't exactly represent somebody that they're then
-adverse to elsewhere.
-Ah, so this is to do with signing up to people, getting clients,
-You have to make sure you're not going to have any conflict of interest
-further down the line.
-And what are your interests, Charlotte?
I like shopping, I go to the cinema.
I like travelling as well.
Excellent. Now, homophones.
Do you want to go through all the ones we haven't yet answered?
I would if I could. I think the top one, I don't know,
I could have gone gate,
maybe but I don't know if that is a person's manner of walking.
Race of brown bear, I would guess grizzly.
But then I don't know if that's causing horror or disgust.
No idea about the hot tasting paste.
And then not decorated or elaborate, maybe plain.
I don't know. So I'm just going to have to take a punt at one of them.
And go for gate, the top one.
Gate, says Charlotte. Now, here is your red line.
If you get below that red line, you are through to the next round.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said gate.
Takes your total up to 161.
Good news on podium two.
Yeah, they studied the gait of all the top Russian leaders and they all
walk in the same way. It's a KGB way of training you to walk,
which is you swing your left arm normally but your right arm,
you swing very close to your body.
Do I look like I'm in the KGB now?
You really do, yeah.
Now, let's fill in the rest of these ones, shall we?
-Causing horror or disgust...
-Something is grisly
or it's a grizzly.
35 points for that.
Not decorated or elaborate.
Plain or plane.
Plane of a surface. The best answer, the nicest answer as well,
this last one. Did you get this one?
You'll kick yourself when I tell you.
-Mustered and mustard.
20 points for that.
-Mustered! Oh, yes.
-Mustard and mustered.
Thank you very much indeed.
Well, we are at the end of our first round and I'm sorry to say, the pair
we have to send home with a high score of 161, Charlotte and Sophie,
'tis you. But we'll see you again next time and I'm sure you'll go much, much further then.
But meantime, thank you very much for playing. Charlotte and Sophie.
But for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
And so suddenly we are down to three pairs, and at the end of this round,
we will be down to two pairs.
That's just the rules, I'm afraid.
But, well done, everyone, for making it through Round One.
Best of luck to all three pairs. 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 is going first, please step up to the podium.
OK. And the question concerns...
-Yes, it's fun, this one. We are going to show you 16 pictures
of famous people who have items of food or drink in their names.
Can you tell us who they are, please? Very best of luck.
Thank you very much. Let's put up this image.
The image will stay up for the whole round.
Let's see who is on the image.
There we are.
16 people with food or drink in their names.
Oh, this is the sort of round I dread
and I didn't actually mean to go first on it.
But that wouldn't have made any difference.
I think better to go first, Jenny.
Well, yes. Because the only person...
Oh, now, I'm not quite positive about her first name.
I'll have to... Condoleezza Rice.
Condoleezza Rice, says Jenny.
There we are. A good staple for any store cupboard.
Let's see how many of our 100 people went for Condoleezza Rice.
It's absolutely right.
That is a very, very good answer!
Well done, Jenny.
9 for Condoleezza Rice.
Yes, she was Secretary of State under George W Bush.
She wanted to be a concert pianist at one point,
and she did a private recital for the Queen when they came over.
She did a private recital at Buckingham Palace.
-That's impressive, isn't it?
-That is very impressive. There we are. Thank you very much indeed.
Robert, who would you like to go for on this board?
Hmm. There's a few...
There's more I don't know than I do know.
It's quite tough, isn't it? You see lots of people you recognise.
-It's like being at a wedding.
-Yes, it is.
-You dread them coming over!
-"Oh, I can't remember their names!"
-There's a few that I recognise
and I can't think of their names. I think I'm going to go for...
It's JUST like a wedding!
Let's see how many of our 100 people went for Vanilla Ice.
It's right. Well, 9 is our only score at this point.
..stops at 10.
Yeah, he was once world-ranked number six in jet-ski racing,
Vanilla ice. How about that?
-Yes. Robert Van Winkle is his real name.
Thank you very much, Richard.
Now then, Shaun.
I was actually going to go for Vanilla Ice.
But I'll go, I think, Sugar Ray Leonard.
Sugar Ray Leonard, says Shaun.
Let's see how many of our 100 people went for Sugar Ray Leonard.
Well, 10 is the high score. 9 is the low.
Sugar Ray Leonard passes them both. 6, there we are!
Very well done indeed. Lovely new low score there.
Great answer, Shaun. Very well played.
What a fighter he was. Probably one of the greatest boxing fights
of all time when he defeated Marvin Hagler in 1987, Sugar Ray Leonard.
Fantastic. Thank you. We are halfway through the round. Let's take a look
at the scores before we come back down the line. 6, the best score of the pass.
Well done, Shaun. 9 is where we find Jenny and Ruth, and then
10, Robert and Ann. All nice and close together.
We are going to come back down the line now. Can the second players please step up to the podium?
OK, now, Ryan.
Here are all our 16 who share their names with foodstuffs.
There's more that I don't know than I do.
Um, I'm going to take a punt on Sean Bean.
..says Ryan. Now, here is your red line.
If you can get below that red line with Sean Bean,
you would definitely be in the head-to-head.
How many people said Sean Bean?
Yes, I feared something like that might happen.
42 for Sean Bean. A popular choice there.
48 is your total.
Yeah, Sean Bean. Non-English speakers,
it must blow their minds how we pronounce his name.
Because it's spelt... Why is that not...? Seen Bonn?
Shaun Born, Seen Bean.
But Sean Bean, you think, "Come on!"
-Honestly, some people must just give up learning English
-when they see his name.
-Yeah. Thanks very much, Richard. Now,
Ann. Phew-ee! You were the high-scorers not a moment ago.
Now the high-scorers are Ryan and Shaun, 48.
You're on 10. 37 or less keeps you in the game.
There's a few that I know...
-And I can either sort of play it what I think is fairly safe
or I can go with the face that is just drawing me to it,
and I want to say it, so I don't know what to do.
I'm going to go for...
-Basil Rathbone, says Ann.
Here is your red line. If you get below that with Basil Rathbone,
you are through to the next round. How many people said it?
It's right, Ann.
Look at that. Down it goes.
10 for Basil Rathbone.
Very well done indeed. Takes your total up to 20.
Very well done, Ann. Sometimes worth taking that risk.
Oscar-nominated twice, Basil Rathbone,
-but never for Sherlock Holmes.
-Thanks very much, Richard.
Now then, Ruth.
I was pinning all my hopes on Basil Rathbone!
You could do some talking through the board, I think.
Being a child of the '80s, I know John Candy and Meat Loaf
and Kevin Bacon.
I feel like I SHOULD know the kind of the black and white actresses.
Michael Fish, obviously.
I'm going to say Tim Curry.
You're going to go for Tim Curry.
Here is your red line. If you can get below that with Tim Curry,
you are into the head-to-head.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Tim Curry.
Very well done indeed. Look at that, Ruth,
22 is your total. VERY good.
Well done, Ruth. Better answer than any of the others you mentioned
as well. So a very good choice, Tim Curry.
There he is - bottom row, second in from the left.
Now, shall we start from top-left?
Would have scored you 6 points.
Then there's John Candy, would have scored you 29.
-Now, the first run on the second row.
Chuck Berry. Yeah. What have scored 12 points.
Next to Sean Bean, here's a pointless answer.
Sean Penn played him in a film.
It's Harvey Milk. Very well done if you said that, pointless answer.
Next row down, as you say, Kevin Bacon.
He would have scored you 49.
Next to Kevin Bacon, it is George Clooney's aunt, Rosemary Clooney.
And she would have scored you 1 point.
Next to Sugar Ray Leonard, she won the Best Actress Oscar in 2016...
-Brie Larson, yeah.
Would have scored you 1 point. And another pointless answer
on the bottom row there. It's the actor, Saffron Burrows.
Pointless answer. Then Meat Loaf would have scored you 23.
And then Michael Fish, he would have scored you 26.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard. So, we are at the end of our second round.
The pair we have to say goodbye to, with their high score of 48, Ryan and Shaun.
I'm so sorry. It's been Round Two both times.
There was a space for you in the head-to-head, I was quite certain,
this time round. But I'm afraid it's not to be.
It's been great having you on both shows. Thanks so much for playing. Ryan and Shaun.
But for the our remaining two pairs, it's now time for our head-to-head.
Congratulations, Ann and Robert, Ruth and Jenny,
you are now one step closer to the final and a chance to play for our
jackpot, which currently stands at £1,000.
Well, this is fun. We've arrived at the head-to-head,
which means you can start playing as teams.
You can confer before you give your answers, and the first players
to win two questions will be playing for that jackpot.
Anyway, best of luck to both pairs. Let's play this head-to-head.
Here comes your first question, and it concerns...
-Yeah, five clues now to metals that you'd find
on the periodic table but can you name the metals, please?
Thank you very much. Let's reveal our five clues, and here they come.
HE READS THE CLUES
I'll read those all again.
Ann and Robert, you are our low-scorers, so you will go first.
We'll go with the metal with the symbol Hg,
-and we'll go with mercury.
-Mercury, say Ann and Robert, for Hg.
Now then, Ruth and Jenny, that board is all yours.
Do you feel like talking us through it and filling in the blanks?
My son is doing chemistry revision
and he's been going through this with us,
but we said we don't want chemistry, but...!
-..we think the top one is copper.
O, we think might be osmium.
Mercury... Gold at the bottom.
The wolfram might be... you said tungsten.
Just a vague idea, but I wouldn't go for that.
-We'll go for...
-We'll go with copper.
-Yeah, the top one.
Copper for verdigris. So, we have mercury and we have copper.
Now, then, Ann and Robert said mercury for Hg.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many people said it.
Ooh! 86 for mercury.
That's a high score.
Meanwhile, Ruth and Jenny have gone for copper for the top one.
The atomic number 29. Let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people said copper.
It is copper,
and it wins you the point, more importantly.
There we go, down to 28.
Very well done indeed, Ruth and Jenny.
After one question, you are up 1-0.
Yeah, very well played. Talking of me, O is osmium.
And it would have scored you 10 points.
You can tell it's named after me
because it's incredibly dense and hard to work with!
Jenny, you are absolutely right about wolfram, it is tungsten.
-Would have scored you 17 points.
-That's a good name -
-Wolfram Tungsten, that's a LOVELY name.
-If your surname was Tungsten, call your son Wolfram.
And in the Bible, the Magi brought gold.
Course they did. And that would have scored 77.
Thank you very much indeed. So here comes your second question.
Ann and Robert, you have to win this one to stay in the game.
Ruth and Jenny pinched that one.
You should have had the advantage there.
But they turned it to THEIR advantage.
So, good luck with this because Ruth and Jenny will answer it first.
Our second question today is all about...
-We are going to show you five outlines of different
European countries but can you name the countries, please?
They are not to scale.
Oh, right. Not to scale.
So, smaller countries and bigger countries will appear the same size.
Very good. Not to scale,
but let's have a look at these outlines, and here they come.
We have got...
There we go. Outlines of European countries.
Now then, Ruth and Jenny will go first on this one.
This is shocking.
What do we think it is?
I think it's Norway.
We think B is Norway.
Norway, say Ruth and Jenny for B.
Now then, Ann and Robert.
Do you want to talk us through that board?
Well, we think A might be Greenland or Iceland.
One of them. C is France.
E is Greece.
And D, I think...is Spain.
I think we are going to go with Spain.
-D for Spain.
So, we have Norway and Spain.
Ruth and Jenny said B was Norway.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people went for Norway.
30 for Norway.
Meanwhile, Ann and Robert have said that D is Spain.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people said Spain.
It IS Spain. Good answer.
Oh, no. 40 for Spain!
That was a great answer, Ann and Robert,
but I'm afraid you were pipped by Norway, which means, Ruth and Jenny,
after only two questions, you're straight through to the final, 2-0.
Yes, it's interesting this round, isn't it? Norway normally has
Sweden next to it and Spain has normally got Portugal
filling in that little gap there.
A... What do you think you would have gone for
if you were forced to go for A?
-Iceland is the right answer.
It would have won you the point as well.
It would have scored you 25.
C is France.
That's the biggest scorer up there.
58 points for that.
Now, E is the best answer on the board.
It's not Greece. Over 1,000 islands in this country.
And it's Croatia.
-Very well done if you said that.
Would have scored you 5 points.
-Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
Well, we have come to the end of our head-to-head round,
and I'm afraid to say, Ann and Robert, our low-scoring pair,
who came into this with all guns blazing, I'm afraid Ruth and Jenny,
they pipped it out from under your noses, I'm afraid there.
Which means we have to say goodbye to you now, but the good news is
we get to see you again next time, which is great.
Otherwise it would all have been over in just one show.
We'll see you next time, looking forward to that. Ann and Robert.
But for Ruth and Jenny, it's now time for our Pointless final.
Well, congratulations, Ruth and Jenny.
You've seen off all the competition and you have won
our coveted Pointless trophy.
You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot.
At the end of today's show, the jackpot is standing at £1,000.
Well, four things will appear on the board, you just have to hope
something looks not too bad.
Our selection today looks like this. We have got...
I shall be no good on Directing Robs And Roberts.
-But are you good on anything else?
-No. Probably not.
Well, Russia could be all sorts...
I don't know. I mean, Fashion, no.
Dreams, hopeless. Yeah, go on. It's all up to you, Ruth.
No pressure. Directing Robs And Roberts.
-Directing Robs and Roberts. Richard.
-OK, very best of luck.
We are looking for any feature film made for cinema release up to
March 2016, please, by any of the following three Robs and Roberts.
So, any feature film made for cinema, released in the UK
up to March 2016, please,
by Rob Reiner, Robert Wise or Robert Rodriguez.
-Very best of luck.
-OK, 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 your answers to be pointless. Are you ready?
Let's put 60 seconds up on the clock.
There they are. Your time starts now.
OK, Robert Rodriguez, no idea.
Robert Wise, obviously did Sound Of Music.
Did he do anything else from that kind of era?
-Any other musicals? Oklahoma?
-I've no idea.
-I'm hopeless on this.
Rob Reiner might have done something like Working Girl.
I think he's kind of '70s, '80s, I'm thinking big hair.
But I really don't know.
None of them directed Cary Grant.
You see, I'm thinking GREG Wise...
No, that doesn't help!
So, Robert Wise was The Sound Of Music...
Oklahoma... Oh, Rob Reiner...
Or...it wasn't When Harry Met Sally, because that was Nora Ephron.
Oh, I might just have to throw in
Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House by Cary Grant,
just to get it out there.
That, I'm afraid, is your time up.
-I'm so sorry.
-Doesn't it go quickly?
Doesn't it? What are you going to go for?
Oh, we are going to go for Films Directed By Robert Wise -
-The Sound Of Music.
-The Sound Of Music.
Films Directed By Rob Reiner - Working Girl.
-And films starring Cary Grant, directed by Rob Reiner,
Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House!
-Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House.
-Because you never know.
Because you never do. Sometimes you do. But, no, you never do.
Of those three, which is your best shot at a pointless answer?
None of them. Working Girl.
-Working Girl goes last.
Least likely to be pointless?
-Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House.
-Sound Of Music...
-Sound Of Music in the middle.
OK, well, let's put those answers up on the board in that order, then,
and here they are.
Well, three answers on the board. ONE of them is definitely right!
Now, if one of those turns out to be pointless,
what would you do with your winnings, Ruth?
We are going to America for our summer holiday and we want to go
to Broadway, go and see a show on Broadway,
so we would spend probably all the money on the tickets.
-Very good. Have you decided what you want to go and see?
-An American In Paris.
Jenny, anything you'd like to add to that?
Well, I would take the whole family out for a meal, a celebration meal,
and if there's any money left over after that,
I'm going on a cruise later on, and I think I'll treat myself
to a spa treatment or something extra while I'm on my cruise.
Lovely. OK. Well, very, very best of luck.
Three answers on the board. Let's hope one of them is pointless.
Wouldn't that be nice? Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House was your first answer.
In this case, we were looking for Rob Reiner films.
And we just put it in there because why not?
-Let's find out. It has to be right, obviously.
Then it has to be pointless for you to win the jackpot.
So, let's see what happens when we say Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House.
-No, I'm afraid not a Rob Reiner piece.
-I think it's Frank Capra.
Which means you only have two more shots at today's jackpot.
Your next answer is The Sound Of Music.
In this case, we were looking for Robert Wise films.
This has to be correct, then it has to be pointless for you to win the jackpot of £1,000.
Let's see how many people said The Sound Of Music for Robert Wise.
It's right. Well, Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House, I'm afraid,
was not a Rob Reiner film.
The Sound Of Music most definitely is a Robert Wise film.
Down we go. Through the teens.
Into single figures.
Not quite into single figures.
10! Look at that.
That's a good score.
Annoyingly, in this round, we only accept pointless answers, though.
But how did 90 people not know?
-Well, I'm one of them.
There we are!
Well, your third and final answer was Working Girl.
And in this case we were looking for another Rob Reiner film.
Again, it has to be right and it has to be pointless for you to win,
so let's find out, for £1,000, how many people said Working Girl.
No, I'm sorry.
Bad luck. That was a tough category, but it was a game attempt.
I'm afraid you didn't manage to find that all-important pointless answer,
so I'm afraid you don't win today's jackpot of £1,000.
That will therefore roll over onto the next show.
But it's been great having you here. Really strong performance,
across the show and in the head-to-head round.
There we were. What about that? 2-0. A very decisive victory.
And in recognition of all of that, you get to take home
a Pointless trophy each, which is a great pleasure.
I'm sorry we can't send you home with the jackpot as well.
But thank you so much. Ruth and Jenny.
Yeah, Working Girl was Mike Nichols and Mr Blandings was HC Potter.
Rob Reiner, I have to say, some of the greatest films of all time,
Rob Reiner has made. Let's take a look at his pointless answers first.
A Few Good Men, pointless answer, the Jack Nicholson movie.
Misery, also, the Stephen King adaptation, is a pointless answer.
Rumour Has It... The Aaron Sorkin scripted
the American President - also a pointless answer.
The only ones that scored points for Rob Reiner - When Harry Met Sally,
he did direct it, Nora Ephron wrote the script.
The Princess Bride scored points.
This Is Spinal Tap scored points as well.
And Stand By Me.
Just four of the greatest movies of all time, I would say, Rob Reiner.
Let's move on to Robert Wise now.
Run Silent, Run Deep, with Clark Gable - not Cary Grant,
but Clark Gable. The Andromeda Strain is a pointless answer.
The Desert Rats, with Richard Burton.
And Steve McQueen and Richard Attenborough in The Sand Pebbles.
All of his films pointless, other than The Sound Of Music,
West Side Story and The Haunting. Everything else a pointless answer.
Now, Robert Rodriguez. Slightly more up-to-date.
Not too many pointless answers for him.
Shorts, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For,
Spy Kids: All The Time In The World in 4D.
Also Spy Kids 3D: Game Over.
Pointless answer. The Faculty.
And also The Adventures Of Sharkboy And Lavagirl was a pointless answer
as well. Very well done if you got any of those at home.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
And thank you, Ruth and Jenny. Wonderful to have you on the show.
I'm so sorry you didn't win the jackpot today.
That means it rolls over onto the next show,
when we will be playing for £2,000.
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.