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Thank you very much indeed.
Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong,
and welcome to Pointless - the show where the aim of the game
is to avoid the obvious answers and find a obscure ones.
Let's meet today's players.
And, couple number one.
Hi, my name is Gerry, I'm from Weymouth,
and this is my friend Imy, and he's from London.
Couple number two.
Hi, I'm Ulf, this is my wife Yoshi -
she's from North London, I'm originally from Sweden,
and we live in London.
Couple number three.
Hi, I'm Jordan, and this is my sister
Holly May Jasmine Gillingham Football Club Gould,
and we are from Aberdare in South Wales.
And finally, couple number four.
Hi, I'm Jane, this is my brother Dave,
where from Mansfield in Nottinghamshire.
And these are today's contestants.
Thank you very much, all of you. A very warm welcome to Pointless.
Great to have you with us.
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 -
the crackpot in charge of the jackpot,
-it's my Pointless friend, it's Richard.
-Good afternoon to you.
-How are you?
-I'm very well.
Now, a series of firsts on today's show - it's our first ever Imy,
it's our first ever Ulf, it's our first ever Yoshi,
it's our second ever Holly May Jasmine Gillingham Football Club,
because they were on last time.
-So, yeah, novelties abound.
As I say, Holly and Jordan were on the last show,
got through to the head-to-head,
and that was a cracking show, that last one.
We had four pointless answers during the main course of the show,
and then Jayne and Nick got a further two in the jackpot round,
as well, and walked away with jackpot.
So, it was a very, very strong show.
Holly and Jordan, though,
they were quite surprised they were in the head-to-head.
It's the first time we've ever told somebody
they're through to the head-to-head
and their reaction was, "Oh, no. Oh..."
So, who knows what they're going to get up to today?
-But lovely to welcome our three new pairs along, too.
Thank you much indeed.
So, yes, Jayne and Nick won the jackpot last time,
which means today's jackpot starts off at a nice, manageable £1,000.
There we are. Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.
So, remember, the pair with the highest score
at the end of each round will be eliminated. The highest score.
Keep those scores down. Best of luck to all four pairs.
Our first category today is...
-Gerry, was that an inhalation of, "Yippee!" or...?
I see. Can you all decide in your pairs who's going to go first,
who's going to go second?
Whoever's going to go first, please step up to the podium.
OK, and the question concerns...
I'm getting quite excited. The high street in Spanish.
Yeah, get your pronunciations warming up.
We're going to show you the names of seven establishments
you might find on a typical high street, but in Spanish.
You just need to tell us what the English
for these establishments are, please.
Seven on the first board, seven on the second - 14 in all.
-Let's have a go at home, good luck - and good luck to you.
Here we go, let's reveal our first board
of seven things on the Spanish high street.
I'm going to read those again.
Thank you very much.
Gerry, welcome to Pointless. Great to have you here - from Weymouth.
-I am indeed.
-Very good. What keeps you busy down in Weymouth?
I work as a centre coordinator,
which deals with getting adults back into work.
So, upskilling and teaching them new skills.
-I see - but you teach, as well.
-I do, yeah.
-What you teach?
-Maths, English and IT.
-Good for you!
-So, it's just upskilling.
-That keeps you busy.
-Plenty to be getting on with.
-That's quite satisfying - have you had great success stories?
-People you've seen off...
-That's what makes the job worthwhile -
-seeing people get back into work, and...
-..improving their confidence.
-Do you go around,
go and visit them secretly to see what they're doing
-in their new work?
-Cos we can still help people while they're in work,
we still get people coming back, learning new skills,
-and carrying on their new journey.
Excellent, Gerry. Very worthwhile indeed.
Now, you didn't look happy with Spanish as a category.
-I didn't, but there's a couple I know.
The easy ones - so, I'm hoping people,
as they get down the row, might not know them.
So, I'm going to go for...
Supermercado and supermarket.
When you said the easy ones, I thought - OK, oh, that one.
OK, right. Supermercado, supermarket.
-You think?! Let's see.
How many of our 100 people said supermarket?
That's how right it is, Gerry. It's 89 right.
Good start to the round.
Yeah, you know what?
It's quite a tough board, so we may see 100s during this round,
Only one in ten people do all of the grocery shopping online now,
but nearly a third of us do it sometimes.
-That's just going to grow and grow and grow, isn't it?
-I suppose it is.
-It's so much simpler.
-Yeah. It's so much simpler.
-I tell you, two main reasons - one, those six-packs of water...
-..you get, that are really heavy...
..and two, you can get, like, 24 toilet rolls
and you don't feel like an idiot.
-That's right, yes.
Yeah, bulk buying of toilet rolls - it just doesn't look good, does it?
-I know, which is weird.
-It looks like an emergency, doesn't it?
There's people going, "24, he bought.
"You do that every day? You get through 24 a day?"
Thank you very much indeed.
-Welcome to Pointless.
Good to have you here, Yoshi.
What you do, Yoshi?
I'm a consultant in international development.
That's exciting. What area? What department is yours?
Um... I work with... It's really not as exciting as it sounds!
I work with state governments on data and using it in policy.
I see - there are different areas of the world that you specialise in,
-or are you...?
-I used to work in Sudan...
-..but, when we moved here I took a break.
Yoshi, what do you like doing when not hard at work?
Very random things.
At the moment, I'm learning how to monoski, and, also -
it's not really a hobby so much as a nervous tic -
I make small origami birds.
I'm going to come in and inspect behind your podium
at the end of the show and see the mound of origami birds.
-Busy kind of fiddling - yeah.
-So, monoskiing is...
-Yeah, as in adaptive skiing...
No, it's not the really cool one...
Well, it's cool very different way, but it's the one where you sit.
-There's a seat on one ski.
-Oh, that's fun!
So, you're going along on your monoski,
and then you sit down, cross your legs...
-And you don't look where you're going.
OK, now, Yoshi, what would you like to go for on our board, here?
I'm going to mess up the pronunciation, but the pescaderia -
Fishmongers for pescaderia.
Let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people said fishmongers.
It's right. Well, 89 was our high score. You passed that a while back.
47 is where we end up with fishmonger.
APPLAUSE Very good indeed, Yoshi.
Well played, Yoshi, yeah.
-"Pesc", there's your clue.
-Right there, isn't it?
-Now, welcome back. Thank you.
-Head-to-head, last time.
We have a new audience today, it's a new day -
-we might have to remind people about your interesting nomenclature.
Tell us what your names are.
Holly May Jasmine Gillingham Football Club Gould.
-There we go - and you've been called that all your life.
-And it was just a father, on a whim, in the registrar's office?
-Just came up with it.
-Yeah, just for banter.
-Are Gillingham Football Club aware?
-I don't think so, actually.
-Well, they are now.
-They might be now.
Wouldn't that be nice,
if they extended some enormous favour to you?
-Like a stand.
-I think a stand - probably a stand.
Or just a bench - you could have your own seat there in perpetuity.
-Yeah, that would be nice.
-Oh, that would be nice.
I've probably only been to watch them play twice, mind, so...
-You should be known by the football club.
-If there's nothing else we can achieve out of today show...
..please let that happen.
Holly, what would you like to go for?
Well, I did download an app to learn Spanish,
but this doesn't help, so, unfortunately,
I'm going to have to go for the most obvious one,
which is the bottom one, which is a florist.
There we are. Well, it's got "florist" in it, hasn't it?
So, let's see how many of our 100 people went for florist.
It's right. Look at that, 91. Whoa!
There we go, Holly. 91 for floristeria.
Yeah, they say, to make cut flowers last longer,
a solution of vodka and sugar.
-That's the perfect thing.
-Oh, that's changed.
-Cos you used to get those little...
Well, you still do - used to get a little packet of powder
-on your flowers.
-Now you get a sort of packet with some sort of...
-goo in it, I don't know what that is...
-It's vodka and sugar.
Excellent, there you go.
Thank you a much indeed. Vodka and sugar.
-Now then, Jane, welcome to Pointless.
-Great to have you here. From Mansfield.
-What do you do, Jane?
-I'm a therapeutic counsellor.
Does it sort of stray, sometimes, into sort of psychology,
-or is it...?
-Yeah, so it's that kind of...
-I work with teenagers, and I do couples therapy, as well.
Jane, what are your interests when the couch has been put away?
Um... Well, we've just re-homed a dog.
-He's four years old - so, walking, at the minute.
-Doing a lot of walking.
-And where did the dog come from?
-Originally from Cyprus.
-So, he's got a passport.
-Good for holidays.
-That's good, yeah.
He was at a re-homing centre in Cyprus, and then brought over here.
Very good. Well, good for you.
-Now, Jane, you're the last person to have this lovely board...
-..of Spanish high-street highlights.
If you fancied it, you could talk us through it.
The ones that they've said, I would have said those,
so I'm going to have a guess at the fourth one down -
possibly a butchers.
Of course. Surely. Surely.
Butchers, let's see - and I wouldn't be surprised
if this is the lowest score of the round, if it's right.
Let's see how many people said butchers.
It is butchers.
Well, 91 with the high score. We passed that.
47's the low score, we've passed that.
27. Very well done indeed, Jane.
Yeah, very well played.
We've picked off the four, there, where there was some sort of clue.
-The other three are much, much harder.
Do you know there are 19 billion chickens on earth?
Isn't that amazing? Three times as many as there are humans.
And yet you don't see many of them.
-Where are they? What are they up to?
They're up to something.
Now, let's fill them in. Do you have any idea on any of these?
Do you know, I really don't?
I'm just wondering, are there any clues in any of those?
Well, jugueteria may be a little clue.
-The "JU" maybe is a little clue.
-So, it's a... Children's clothes... No. Toy...
Yes! There we go.
Good. That's good.
4 points for that.
-I mean, it sounds like a hairdressers, right?
-It does. "I'll just tint that area for you, there."
-It's not a hairdressers.
-Ugh, well, thanks(!)
-It's a dry cleaner.
-A dry cleaner.
-6 points for that.
-Peluqueria. A peluqueria.
-Now, that is a hairdressers. For whatever reason.
Cos they "pluque" hairs out.
There you go - and that would have scored you 9 points.
Peluquer... Yeah, "pluque-hair-ia."
"Pluque your hair-ia."
-Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
Well, we're halfway through the round.
Let's have a look at the scores.
At 27, well done, Jane - the best score of the pass.
Superb work, there.
47 is where we find Yoshi and Ulf,
and then, 89, Gerry and Imy.
91, Holly and Jordan. No, that's nice - there you are together.
-There's only 2 points between you.
Best of luck. We're going to come back down the line now.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
OK, let's put seven more Spanish high street locations on the board -
and here they are.
I'll read those again.
-Now, then, Dave.
What do you do up in Mansfield, Dave?
-I'm a courier driver. Delivery driver.
-And how long have you been doing that?
-Nearly 11 years.
-Do you drive all over the country?
Edinburgh, Glasgow, London - everywhere in the country.
-What's the biggest kind of thing you deliver?
Biomass chimney pots.
OK, I'm trying to think how big they are - biomass chimney pots...
-They're quite large.
-They fit in the back of a van.
-They're quite large.
-Yeah, white van.
-OK, I see. What is the most valuable?
Have you ever had to have something handcuffed to your wrist?
No - the most valuable part I delivered was an elephant...
-..made out of polystyrene.
-It went to Twycross Zoo.
Dave, what are your interests, when the deliveries are done?
I like football, I like socialising...
I'm a Mansfield Town fan, for my sins.
Excellent - I was about to say, "What are your sins?"
So, Dave, there you are on 27 - the high-scorers,
Holly and Jordan, on 91. 63 more or less is all you need.
This is all right, isn't it? It looks like a nice board, this one.
It looks a lovely board, if you...
-It's a high street at night to visit.
I'm going to go for what I think might be quite high,
and it's the second one down, banco,
and go for bank.
-Never know, eh?
-Shot in the dark, Dave.
Let's see - there's your red line.
Can we get below that red line with bank? Let's see.
90 for bank.
90 for bank. Takes your total up to 117.
-Yeah, you got a question 10 of our 100, there, haven't you?
"Banco - banco. Well, it sounds like a bank,
"but it's got an O on the end, so, I wonder if it's different."
-Thank you a much. Jordan.
-Hi, welcome back.
-Remind us what you do, Jordan.
-I'm a midwife.
See, that's just a lovely thing.
-What's the most babies you've delivered in a day?
-In a day?
Three. I think three.
It was a busy day. I mean, that's three lives being changed
-in a miraculous, wonderful way.
-Right before your very eyes.
-It's a lovely job.
-It must be...
I mean, you can't ever, presumably, become inured to the magic of it.
-No. I don't think so.
-It must just be so exciting.
-No, it's lovely.
-It really is a fabulous job.
I can't drive through Paddington without getting excited,
where all our children were born,
and even driving past the hospital, I think, "Ha, ha!"
-Anyway, there you are. 91 is your score.
If you can happen to score 25 more or less, Jordan -
and please do, we can't send you away too soon.
Um... I'm struggling a little with the board,
and I'm going to have to go with one that I feel
is probably quite obvious, but safe -
and it's the bottom one, cine.
I think it might be cinema.
OK, I think that's probably good.
There is your red line - let's see how far down the column we get
with cinema for cine.
-84, that's a big score, there.
84 takes your total up to 175.
Yeah, again, 16 people having trouble, there.
-We've almost spelt the word out.
We've literally left "ma" off.
-It is tougher, yes.
It gets tougher.
Ulf, welcome to Pointless.
How great to have you here, from Sweden.
What do you do, Ulf?
I work for the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs -
so, the equivalent of Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
I see. I see - and you're posted, generally,
for how long, when you...?
-3 to 5 years in each place.
-3 to 5 years.
You slipped Pointless into your window, there.
We'll be out of the country when this airs.
-Oh, yes, that's good.
-Which is good.
Oh, that... Or not. Your moment of glory.
Ulf, how exciting, so, in the Foreign Affairs,
what department is your particular speciality?
Here, I'm a generalist, so, I follow current affairs
in the UK and EU affairs, and some sort of more wider foreign affairs.
I see - but the job is really to liaise
between our government and yours.
British government, British authorities,
and try to advise the government back home of...
not so much what is going on, because they can read the papers,
but try to analyse why things are happening.
I see, so it's more commerce and trade
rather than culture that you're in, is it?
-More political affairs.
-I see, that's exciting.
-So, he'll be reporting back on you, my friend.
-The Swedish government are going to want to hear all about this.
-Can you imagine?
Next time you're in Stockholm Airport,
they'll take a look at your passport and say, "I don't think so."
Yeah. Thanks very much indeed.
Now, Ulf, 47 is your score.
It doesn't matter what you score here,
you're still through to the next round -
but have some fun with this board.
Find a nice low-scoring answer, there.
Yeah, I think I know two,
but going to go for the one that I'm a bit more sure of.
It's the third one, iglesia, and I think that's a church.
No red line, you're already through.
Let's see how many of our 100 people went for church.
Look at that - down to 28.
Almost our lowest score of the round - second lowest.
-Takes your total up to 75.
If you go to St Mary's Church,
which is in Ashwell in Hertfordshire,
they found graffiti which is written in Latin,
one of which says, "The Archdeacon is an ass,"
one of which says, "Barbara is a super young vixen,"
and one of which says, "The corners are not jointed correctly.
-"I spit on them."
Wow. In Latin.
-It's angles. It's all about angles.
-It's all about angles.
-Angles and Saxons.
-That's the ones.
-Thank you very much indeed.
Now I won't be able to get into Sweden.
-Now, Imy. Welcome.
-Welcome to Pointless. From London.
-And what you do, Imy?
So, I've got two jobs that run alongside each other -
one, I'm a stylist in Knightsbridge,
the other one, I do session work, so, I do music videos,
campaigns, fashion editorials...
You do special session hairdressing?
-I see, phew - I thought for a moment maybe you were singing.
-I was picturing you with headphones on...
I definitely can't sing.
That's fabulous. You're based in Knightsbridge -
a stylist there, where you work full-time?
Yeah, and they're pretty lenient with me,
so, when I want to go out and do a shoot,
I can swap days off, and stuff, I've got an agent that sorts it out.
Have you ever done backstage at a show, where it always looks like...
Yeah, I've done...
-Graduate Fashion Week was mental, because you do every show...
..but everyone's climbing over each other,
like, make up, nail technicians, trying to get in,
-wardrobe steals them all the time, it's not... It's not easy!
-and all of them quite naked.
-That's what happens backstage.
-Yes, you do get a bit immune seeing naked bodies on shoots.
Now, Imy, there you are on 89.
-Now, this exciting.
This is exciting - you need to score 85 more or less.
How's your Spanish, Imy?
Um... The first one I'm thinking, maybe, amusements.
The fourth one down, I'm thinking newsagents,
but I don't know the other two.
So, I think I'm going to go for the fourth one, for a newsagents.
-A newsagents, where people get their paper.
-OK, well, let's see.
Papeleria. Let's see, is it a newsagents?
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
There's your red line. It's quite high.
It just has to be right. Is it right? Papeleria.
No, bad luck.
I'm sorry, Imy, I'm afraid that's an incorrect answer.
-Scores you 100 points.
-Takes your total to 189.
Sees Jordan and Holly May...
Jasmine Gillingham Football Club Gould
-into Round Two.
-OK, very well done.
Yeah, you and the only person who said that, Imy, I'm sure.
It's even more basic the newsagents, papeleria.
It's a stationers.
Would have scored you 2 points.
There is one there that anyone with a bit of language knowledge
-will be able to get, which is a panaderia.
-Which is a bakers.
Would have scored you 23. The other two, though, good luck.
-Is it a fun shop?
Joyeria - it's not a fun shop,
it's not amusements, anything like that.
It's sort of looks like the word it would be over here...
-I suddenly thought about it. Is it a jewellers?
-It's a jewellers.
-Well done if you said that at home.
-Which is a fun shop!
-Well, it is a fun shop.
-In many ways.
-In some ways, it is.
-Again, sort of...
-Is it a biscuit?
Well, you know what? It speaks slightly to Dave's job, courier,
-mail - it's a post office.
-Post office, oh, that makes sense.
It would have scored you 15 points.
So, papeleria is the best answer there. Well done if you said that.
There we are. Thank you very much, Richard.
At the end of our first round, the pair we have to say goodbye to,
with their high score of 189,
it's Imy and Gerry.
It was close. You're in the right sort of ballpark.
We have to say goodbye. We'll see you next time,
I'm sure you'll do much better.
In the meantime, thank you very much, Imy and Gerry.
For the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
Well done everybody -
we made it through the Spanish high street round.
You'll have noticed one of our pairs has gone.
Let's not worry about that.
At the end of this round,
we'll have to say goodbye to another pair, though.
I don't know which pair that's going to be.
Anyway, best of luck to all three pairs.
Our category for Round Two this afternoon is...
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 2016 Formula 1 drivers as they could. Richard.
Yeah, looking for the names of any of the 22 drivers
who started the first Grand Prix of the 2016 Formula 1 season, please.
Thank you very much indeed. Yoshi, do you follow Formula 1?
Oh, God, I really hope I've got this right, um...
Kimi Raikkonen says Yoshi.
Let's see how many of our 100 people went for Kimi Raikkonen.
Look at that, 9! APPLAUSE
Single figures, there, Yoshi. Well done.
9 for Kimi Raikkonen.
Well played, Yoshi. Yeah, the 2007 world champion.
-Drove for Ferrari in 2016.
-Thanks very much, Richard.
-Are we happy with Formula 1?
Not massively, but I can think of a couple
-that I'm hoping that are going to be right, so...
I think I'll probably go for Sebastian Vettel.
Sebastian Vettel says Jordan.
Let's see if that's right. Sebastian Vettel.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said that.
It's right. Well, 9 is our only score so far.
We land on 28 with Sebastian Vettel.
The other Ferrari driver, Vettel,
became the youngest ever world champion in 2010,
and then proceeded to win the next four world titles, as well.
Thank you very much, Richard. Now, Dave.
I'm not really a Formula 1 follower, to be fair, but I think...
is Rubens Barrichello one?
Rubens Barrichello. Let's find out, Dave.
Very good way, quick way, indeed, to see if that's a good answer.
How many of our 100 people said Rubens Barrichello?
Not for a bit, I'm afraid.
That's an incorrect answer, scores you 100 points, Dave.
Yeah, sorry, Dave - was one,
but hasn't been for a few years, Rubens Barrichello.
Thank you very much indeed. We're halfway through the round.
Let's look at the scores. 9 the best score of the pass.
-Very well done, Yoshi.
-Yoshi and Ulf, I have a feeling
you're going to be in our head-to-head.
Now, Jordan and Holly,
it's looking like you might be in our head-to-head, as well,
-for the second time running.
Well, we shall see - but, yes, that's in your hands, Holly.
-Yes, it is.
-Jane, there you are, out in front.
We need a nice, low score from you
if you're to stay with us at the end of this round.
Best of luck. We'll come back down the line now.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
OK, so, remember,
we're looking for any driver who started the 2016 Formula 1 season.
-Jane, I'm going to say you're not looking thrilled.
I only know two.
So Jenson Button.
Jenson Button, says Jane.
OK, no red line for you, as you're the high scorers.
Let's see how far down the column we get with Jenson Button.
64. 64, not bad.
164 is your total.
The McLaren driver, another world champion as well,
-2009 world champion.
-Thank you very much indeed.
-Listen. I have news for you.
You are in the head-to-head for the second time running.
I absolutely... I am incapable of kidding.
Even if you score 100 points, does not matter.
But I think you might have a good answer.
What are you going to go for?
I think I'm going to go for a young guy called Max Verstappen.
Max Verstappen. OK, let's see if that's right.
No red line, you're already through.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
Well, 9 is our lowest individual score so far.
You pass it.
That is a pointless answer, Holly. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Very well done indeed.
That adds £250 to today's jackpot,
takes our total up to £1,250.
It scores you nothing, and is just brilliant. Well done.
28 is your total.
Now, this is very interesting,
because he's the youngest ever winner of a Formula 1 race.
He will never be pointless again.
This poll was taken before that race.
He will be one of the most famous ones
very, very, very quickly, Max Verstappen.
Started the season at Toro Rosso, and then was promoted to Red Bull.
There we are. Thank you, Richard.
Ulf. You, too, are through to the head-to-head,
no matter what you score.
-But I just think you've got another good answer there.
-Well, I hope so.
-Can I talk out loud, or should I...?
That's the kind of talking that I like!
There is a Swedish driver that I should say,
but I cannot remember if his first name is Magnus or Marcus.
-I think his name is Marcus Ericsson.
-Marcus Ericsson. OK.
But since I'm not 100% sure, I'm going to go with Daniil Kyvat.
Daniil Kyvat. No good line for you, you're already through.
Let's see how far down the column we get with Daniil Kyvat.
Stops at 4! It stops at 4.
Very, very well done indeed. Takes your total up to 13.
Once again, the lowest score of the round.
Yeah, Daniil Kyvat.
Now, funnily enough, he was the Red Bull driver who was relegated
to make way for Max Verstappen, poor old Kyvat.
-He's back with Toro Rosso?
-He is back at Toro Rosso, absolutely.
There was a Swedish driver in the race, it was Marcus Ericsson,
and it was a pointless answer as well.
-Should have gone for it!
Should have gone for it. That would have been fun.
-You'll never get his name wrong again, though.
Another couple of pointless answers.
Pascal Wehrlein Kevin Magnussen and Carlos Sainz.
Very well done if you said any of those.
7 for Daniel Ricciardo, 12 for Felipe Massa,
17 for Fernando Alonso. 24 for Nico Rosberg.
We've heard Vettel and Button already.
And 88 for the Lewis Hamilton. 88.
There we are. Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
So, at the end of our second round, the pair we have to say goodbye to
with their high score of 164, Jane and Dave, I'm afraid it is you.
We'll see you again next time, though.
-I hope you'll go much, much further.
In the meantime, thank you so much, Jane and Dave.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
But, for the remaining two pairs, it's now time for our head-to-head.
Well, congratulations, Ulf and Yoshi, Holly and Jordan,
you're now one step closer to the final and a chance
to play for our jackpot, which currently stands at £1,250.
Well, we've reached the head-to-head,
which means you're now allowed to confer before you give you answers.
The first pair in this round to win two questions
will be playing for that jackpot.
Very, very best of luck to both pairs.
Let's play the head-to-head.
Here is your first question. And it concerns...
-Yeah, we're going to show you five sets of sisters now,
all of whom make part of the line-up of some famous bands.
You just have to name the bands these sisters are in, please.
Best of luck.
Thank you very much indeed. Let's reveal our five band line-ups.
And here they are.
There you go. Five bands of sisters.
Now then, Ulf and Yoshi, you've been our low scorers,
so you will go first.
All right. We'll have a guess on A. Pointer Sisters.
A, Pointer Sisters, say Ulf and Yoshi. Pointer Sisters.
Now, Holly and Jordan.
-That board's all yours. Do you want to talk us through it?
We're fairly sure and C, which is The Cheeky Girls,
-and D, The Nolans.
-B and E are a little bit...
I think one of them might be Sister Sledge, but I don't know.
-We couldn't tell you which ones.
-What do you want to go for?
-Shall we just go for C, then?
-We'll just go for C, The Cheeky Girls.
So we have The Pointer Sisters and we have The Cheeky Girls.
Ulf and Yoshi said that A is The Pointer Sisters.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people got that.
The Pointer Sisters.
Not The Pointer Sisters, A.
Which means, Holly and Jordan, you only have to be right with C,
The Cheeky Girls, and you will win this point.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said The Cheeky Girls.
Scored 58. But the crucial thing is it was right.
It means, Holly and Jordan, after one question, you are up 1-0.
Yeah, there's a slight knot to unravel here. Holly and Jordan,
you said you thought one of them was Sister Sledge, and you're right.
-That one is A.
-That is Sister Sledge.
And that would have scored you 20.
is The Pointer Sisters.
And would have scored you 9 points.
D is the Nolans, the biggest scorer by a long way -
would have scored you 79.
And a pointless answer if you knew The Staple Singers.
Very well played. Very good answer if you got that at home.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard. OK, here comes your second question.
Holly and Jordan, you get to answer this one first.
But Ulf and Yoshi, you have to win this one to stay in the game,
so very, very best of luck.
Our second question today is all about...
We're going to show you the names now of five British Birds Of Prey,
but with alternate letters removed. Can you fill in those gaps, please?
OK, let's reveal our British Birds Of Prey, and here they are.
I'll read those again.
Holly and Jordan will go first.
I think we'll go for the fourth one down, and say sparrowhawk.
Sparrowhawk, say Holly and Jordan. Sparrowhawk.
Now then, Ulf and Yoshi. Do you want to talk us through that board?
Well, the top one's golden eagle,
then it's peregrine falcon, buzzard...
I think peregrine falcon, but what do you...?
-Yeah, I think so. Yeah.
-So, yeah, peregrine falcon.
Peregrine falcon, say Ulf and Yoshi.
So we have sparrowhawk and peregrine falcon.
Holly and Jordan said sparrowhawk.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many people said it.
Now, Ulf and Yoshi, meanwhile, have gone for peregrine falcon.
Let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people said that.
Oh! 65 for peregrine falcon.
Which means very well done indeed, Holly and Jordan -
after only two questions, you through to the final, 2-0.
Yes, just the bottom one would have saved you there,
because golden eagle would have scored 71.
And buzzard a very, very big score - 93.
The bottom one would have won you the point.
-And it's hobby.
Hobby is the answer, and would have scored you 32 points.
Thank you very much indeed.
So the pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head round,
it's Ulf and Yoshi. Well, what a performance right across the show.
Low score after low score after low score, and then suddenly,
in this round, you came up against the juggernaut
that is Holly and Jordan's process through to the final.
We'll see you again next time,
and I'm sure you'll do just as well if not better then.
But, meantime, thank you very much indeed, Ulf and Yoshi.
But, for Holly and Jordan, it's now time for our Pointless final.
Well, congratulations, Holly and Jordan.
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 £1,250.
Well, look at that, you've done it.
-What a great show you've had today.
A pointless answer, 2-0 in the head-to-head, let us not forget.
What would help you get a jackpot round,
what sort of things would you like to see out there?
-We're both quite clued up on popular music.
Film, and I'm very big football fan.
-So football would be great, just for me.
-Not so much for me.
Fashion would be OK for Jord.
OK. Well, very, very best of luck.
Let's see what today's categories are.
You know what it's like, you have to pick one of the four.
Today's selection looks like this. We've got...
-Dreams could be anything.
-1950s Film Musicals, I don't think we would be able to think of a strong one.
More recent musicals, we'd be OK.
So do you just want to go for The Letter D and see what comes up?
-The Letter D?
-The Letter D, I think.
-The Letter D it is.
OK, very best of luck. Three very different questions here,
I hope at least one of them suits you.
We are looking for any country of the world
that begins or ends in the letter D.
As always, by country, I mean a sovereign state that's a member of the UN in its own right.
We are looking for any chemical element, as of March 2016,
that contains the letter D anywhere in its name.
Or we are looking for any Best Picture Oscar winners that
contain the letter D in their title.
All the way from 1928 up to the 2016 ceremony.
So any country that begins or ends with D, or any chemical element or
Best Picture Oscar winner that contain the letter D
anywhere in their name.
Very, very best of luck. As always,
it's the short-form name of the country that we're looking for.
-Thank you very much indeed. Now, as always, you've got
up to one minute to come up with three answers, and all you need to win that jackpot
is for just one of those answers to be pointless.
-Are you ready?
-Yes, thank you.
OK, let's put 60 seconds up on the clock.
There they are, your time starts now.
-Damascus, what's that, is that a city or a country?
-I would say that's a city.
-OK, that's wrong.
Best Picture, did The Departed win?
-With Leonardo DiCaprio? I'm not sure.
Wait, chemical elements that contain the letter D. Erm...
-"Contain" the letter D.
-Yeah, just anywhere...
Oxides then, anything like that?
I hope, for trying to get answers!
The only ones I can think of are the ones with "ium" and the end.
I'm try to think of another film for Best Picture.
What won it this year?
-I can't think...
-What was that one Oprah Winfrey did with...?
It didn't win Best Picture.
Dominican Republic of Congo?
-I don't know, try that out.
-A Best Picture with D.
-OK, we just...
-OK, that is your time up.
-Oh, that's hard!
-OK, let's think about this, let's get three answers
from all your thinkings there.
-What are you going to go for?
-I think we'll go for The Departed.
-As Best Picture Oscar winner.
-The Dominican Republic of Congo, I think, for country?
-If you want to.
-Yeah, the Dominican Republic of Congo. For a country.
-The Dominican Republic of Congo?
And we'll go with aluminium oxide for a chemical element.
And aluminium oxide. OK.
Now, of those three, which do you think is your best shot
at a pointless answer?
-None of them.
-Maybe The Departed.
The Departed, we'll put last.
OK, let's put that last. Least likely to be pointless?
The country, because I think that's going to be wrong.
-The Dominican Republic of Congo.
-OK, we'll put that first. OK.
Well, let's put those answers up on the board in that order then.
And here they are. We have got...
Well, very best of luck. Three good answers on the board.
If one of them is pointless, it wins you that jackpot. £1,250.
What would you do with it? Holly?
I would probably like to treat my mum to a nice holiday,
something like that. She's done a lot for us,
-so I would like to give it to her more than anything.
-I'm going to sound really selfish now.
I would probably put it towards splurging on something really
-expensive, like a pair of shoes or a handbag or something.
Well, best of luck, best of luck.
Three answers, only one of them has to be pointless for you to win that jackpot.
Let us find out how they stand.
Now, your first answer was the Dominican Republic of Congo.
In this case, we're looking for any countries that begin or end with D.
This one you thought was least likely to be pointless, you're not sure if it's right.
Let's see if it is, obviously, it has to be right and then
pointless for you to win the jackpot for £1,250.
Let's see how many people said it.
-I'm afraid that's an incorrect answer.
-So we move on to your next answer.
-Which is aluminium oxide.
In this case, we were looking for any chemical element that
-contains the letter D.
Again, it has to be right and pointless for you to win.
So, for £1,250, let's see how many people said aluminium oxide?
-No, bad luck.
Bad luck. I'm afraid, two incorrect answers so far,
which means we move onto your third and final answer,
which is The Departed.
In this case, we're looking for any Best Picture Oscar winner
containing the letter D. You've gone for The Departed.
It has to be right.
-It has to be pointless.
If it's both of those things, you'll win £1,250.
How many people said The Departed?
-Ooh, it's right!
-Oh, thank God.
Now, your first answer, Dominican Republic of Congo, was incorrect.
Your second answer, aluminium oxide, was incorrect.
But The Departed is absolutely right, down we go,
through single figures, still going down, still going down!
You've done it! APPLAUSE
-Very well done indeed.
-Oh, my God, thank you.
What about that?
That's lovely. What a nice surprise for Mrs Gould.
Wonderful, congratulations. The Departed was a pointless answer.
That means you go home with that jackpot of £1,250.
Very, very well done, Holly and Jordan.
Very well done. Listen, Holly and Jordan,
you've been brilliant fun for two shows now.
Thank you so much, I'm so glad we're sending you away with the money.
Clear up the answers. You're mixing up two countries with the Dominican Republic of Congo.
-There's the Dominican Republic, which would have scored three points.
And there's the Democratic Republic of Congo,
which was a pointless answer, funnily enough.
That's what I was thinking!
I tell what, you have to say one thing about midwives,
is they know how to deliver, right?
That was very, very, very impressive.
There's only two pointless answers in the countries one.
Let's take a look at them.
Very well done if you said either of those.
Chemical elements containing the letter D.
Aluminium oxide's not an element, it's a compound.
Our old friend, rutherfordium.
Also darmstadtium, indium and mendelevium.
They were all pointless answers.
Now, the one where you got your pointless answer,
our 100 people did not cover themselves in glory here.
Some very, very, very well known pointless answers.
Let's take a look at a few of them.
Gladiator, a pointless answer.
Schindler's List is a pointless answer.
A Beautiful Mind, Around The World In 80 Days, Birdman,
Cavalcade, Driving Miss Daisy, Gandhi, Grand Hotel,
It Happened One Night, Million Dollar Baby, My Fair Lady,
No Country For Old Men, Ordinary People, Terms Of Endearment,
The Bridge On The River Kawi, The Broadway Melody.
The Godfather, The Godfather Part II,
The Great Ziegfeld and The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King.
The Lost Weekend and West Side Story.
They were all pointless answers.
Very well done if you got any of those at home.
And congratulations, a very nice category,
and wonderful performance. It's been our pleasure, hasn't it?
Hasn't it just. Thank you very much, Richard, and thanks once again to our winning
players, Holly and Jordan, who go away with today's jackpot of £1,250.
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.