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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
and find the obscure. Let's meet today's players.
And couple number one.
Hi, my name's Liz, this is my daughter Rosie,
and we're from Milton Keynes.
Couple number two.
Hi, my name is Stuart, this is my friend David
and we are from Edinburgh.
Couple number three.
Hi, I'm Liam, this is Francesca, and we're friends from Cardiff.
And finally, couple number four.
Hi, I'm Rash, I'm from High Wycombe, this is my friend Tony,
-he's from Hounslow.
-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 a chance to chat throughout the show,
of course, as it goes along.
So that just leaves one more person for me to introduce,
the Rasputin of the highfalutin,
it's my Pointless friend, it's Richard.
Hiya. Hey, everybody.
Good afternoon to you, sir.
-And to you.
-Are you well?
I am well, thank you.
We've given away the Jackpot four shows in a row.
That's pretty good going, isn't it?
-We have a rush of these things.
That's good news, everyone, isn't it?
Only Rosie and Liz coming back from that last show and we didn't
see much of you in that one, only the one round.
But it's lovely to have you back,
hopefully see a little bit more of you.
And lovely to meet our six new friends.
That's nice, isn't it? Strangers are just friends we haven't met yet.
Yes, that's right.
And Round One is a lovely one.
Oh, Richard. What a lovely show it's going to be.
Well, you know, we've got new guests, haven't we?
You've laid it on, you've got all your nice questions out.
Exactly. Well it's, it's kind of nice, it's interesting.
-There we are.
-I'll say that.
Interesting. Good luck.
Now, Dale and Lindsey won the jackpot last time,
I mean, we just give it out every time routinely now.
But, yes, they did, which means we start off with a jackpot of £1,000,
there it is. Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.
You know this, of course, but I'm going to say it anyway.
The pair with the highest score at the end of each round
will be eliminated. That's it.
Best of luck to all four pairs.
Our first category this afternoon is...
It's a flags round.
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. So, our question concerns...
Not sure how I feel about that.
Interesting though, right? In 2016 the UN published its report,
they do it all the time, the happiness index of the world,
which countries, the citizens of which countries, are happiest.
And we're going to show you 16 flags now, on this board,
of nations that finished higher than the UK in the happiness index.
Where did we come on the index?
We came 23rd.
Well, that's nice. OK.
So now we're going to show you and image which has various flags.
16, in fact, flags.
Let's find out what those flags are. Here they come.
Right. There you go.
16 countries happier than the United Kingdom.
-Liz, welcome back to Pointless.
-Here from Milton Keynes?
-Remind us is what keeps you busy in Milton Keynes?
Um, well, I like horses and riding,
and I go to an awful lot of weddings.
-Oh, do you?
-Just because you're enormously popular? Or...?
No, because I do the paperwork for two local churches.
I do the legal paperwork, make sure the registers are completed
and get the people to sign them.
-Oh, that's nice. So quite busy Saturdays.
-But it puts a spring in your step, I'd have thought.
-A nice wedding.
-Yeah, Fridays, too, cos it's cheaper.
OK. Oh, right, of course. Very nice, very nice.
Now, Liz, how are we feeling about our flags?
Um... Yes, some of them I know,
some of them I should do and I can't put a name to.
I'll go for...
-The Irish Republic.
The Republic of Ireland, says Liz.
Let's see how many of our 100 people went for the Republic of Ireland.
46 for the ROI.
Yeah, the 19th happiest nation in the world, Ireland.
They used to run on Dublin Mean Time,
which was 25 minutes behind Greenwich Mean Time, up until 1916.
Well, you know, but lots of places,
it's only very recently that even England and Scotland and Wales have...
-That's true, they all had different time zones.
-Used to be all weird times all over the place.
Because it was the trains, really,
the train timetables that made us standardise everything.
That's a very good point. Before train timetables,
-you could kind of live on your own time.
-Yeah, pretty much.
Thanks very much indeed. Now, David.
Welcome to Pointless. Great to have you here from Edinburgh.
What do you do, David?
I'm actually about to start a new job, um,
so I'm moving to Vietnam to teach English.
-What was your old job?
-I worked in retail, so...
I see. That's going to be quite exciting.
-Do you have friends out in Vietnam who said,
"David, you've got to come over here?"
No, no, my girlfriend and I were in Thailand a couple of years ago,
we loved that part of the world, so we decided, why not?
How exciting. So you've already,
you've had your farewell parties back in Edinburgh?
-I'm about to, yeah.
-Have you had all your jabs yet?
I've had all my jabs, yeah.
So there's nothing but the flight between you and Vietnam.
-This is it, yeah.
-Oh, that's very exciting.
How long will you stay out there, do you think?
-And maybe longer? If it all goes well?
-Maybe longer, yes.
Wow. David, how are you on your flags?
-I'm pretty good.
I regret saying that now,
but I feel confident, yes.
There are a couple I think are a bit risky,
so I'm going to play it quite safe and go for Iceland.
Iceland, says David.
Let's see how many of our 100 people went for Iceland.
46 is our only score at this point, and you pass it.
There we are. Oh, you do pass it.
Look at that, 15. APPLAUSE
15 for Iceland, very well done indeed, David.
Very well played, there's the Iceland flag,
second from the right on the second row up.
The third happiest nation on earth.
Iceland. There you go.
OK, Francesca, welcome to Pointless.
Lovely to have you here, from Cardiff?
-And what do you do in Cardiff?
I'm an English teacher, and I'm also a learning and skills coach.
Very good indeed. What level of English do you teach?
GCSE, all levels really.
So you're nearing the end of your term, your year, at this point.
-How much time do you get off over, say, a summer holiday
before you have to start planning again for September?
Well, I'm in further education, so we finish May, June time,
-so we get a longer break than secondary schools.
-I see, that's nice.
What are you planning to do with your nice, long break?
Um, not much, to be quite honest.
-But that's nice, not much.
-We work really hard.
-Yeah, I know.
I know. Put your feet up a bit.
-Yeah. So your reward is to come on Pointless.
-There you are.
Francesca, what would you like to go for?
Um, I think I should just play it kind of safe
and get something on the board.
So I'm going to go with Norway.
Norway, says Francesca.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Norway.
46 is our highest score, 15 is our low.
A new high score, but it's not bad. APPLAUSE
Much better than 100.
And the fourth happiest country in the world, as well, Norway.
Slightly less happy than Iceland.
-They're so nice, Norwegians.
Norwegians, yeah, absolutely.
When I was in Norway, I didn't meet a single Norwegian
I didn't wholeheartedly like.
-How many did you meet?
They gave a Norwegian knighthood to a penguin at Edinburgh zoo,
Sir Puh-puh-puh? LAUGHTER
-That's nice, isn't it?
-It is nice.
-Lot less people.
You know how cold weather makes people a bit more sociable?
Um... Yeah, maybe.
-Nice. Lovely place.
-Rash, have you ever been to Norway?
-Um, no, I haven't.
Oh, I was hoping you'd say yes, you could back me up there.
-What do you do, Rash?
-I'm a freelance accountant,
which is a euphemism for unemployed a lot of the time.
Oh, really. Sort of a free, a para-accountant.
You'll run in where you're needed.
Do your accounting and run out again.
What are your hobbies when not being a freelance accountant?
I play golf very badly.
-I watch a lot of football and cinema.
Excellent. There we are. Now, Rash, what about these flags?
A couple of the good ones have been taken,
so I think I'm going to say Brazil.
Brazil, says Rash.
Let's see how many of our 100 people went for Brazil on that board.
57. Not bad. Not bad at all.
Ranked 17th, Brazil. I think I'd be happy if I lived in Brazil.
I think you'd have to be.
-Don't you think?
-You'd have to be happy there, I think.
-Nice place to live.
Thank you very much. We're halfway through the round,
we'd better just have a little recap of those scores.
15 was the best score of that pass.
David, very, very well done indeed to you because we then hike up
quite a way to 46, where we find Liz and Rosie,
54, where we find Francesca and Liam,
and 57, where we find Rash and Tony.
All quite close together there, but Tony, you are just out in front.
So we need a nice, low score from you on the next pass.
We're going to come back down the line now,
can the second players please step up to the podium?
Welcome. Here from Hounslow?
-And what is it you do in Hounslow, Tony?
Well, I do it in Richmond, but I'm a postman.
-You're a postman?
Now that's fun. You're out delivering rather than back in the sorting office?
-You're out delivering.
-Are you on exactly the same beat each time?
-More or less, yeah.
-Up and down the hill.
-It's very hilly, Richmond.
-Isn't it? Yeah.
-Oh, really hilly.
Do you take a sack with all the post in, or do you have a little...
I've got both, I can choose.
On the round I can make my own decisions as I walk around.
Um, now, Tony. You're out ahead. 57.
We need a low score from you. What would you like to go for?
Well, a couple of the more difficult ones I'd only be guessing at,
I don't think Rash would forgive me for that.
So I'll play for one that I know, I think I know anyway, Denmark.
Denmark says Tony.
Denmark, no red line for you as you are the high-scorers but let's see
how many of our 100 people said Denmark.
That's a good answer, Tony, look at that, 29.
Second lowest answer, lowest scorer, should say, of the round.
86 is your total.
Happiest country in the world, Denmark.
How about that? It rains or snows 50% of the time.
ALEXANDER CHUCKLES What's not to love.
-And yet they're still happy.
-Cold weather makes people happier.
Well, I think it does if you look at, other than Brazil so far
-it's been quite cold, hasn't it?
-Thank you very much, Richard.
Now, Liam, welcome. Welcome here from Cardiff.
What do you do, Liam?
I am a customer service advisor.
Are you? What kind of, what sort of customers are these?
What have they been buying?
-They are buying gas and electric and home care products.
They're some happy customers already, aren't they?
-Oh, fantastic yeah.
-Very good, indeed.
What are your interests aside from the customers?
Aside from that I love anything X-Men related.
I like writing, I try to do a lot of that.
I'm more of an ideas guy than seeing it through to the end, which is not helpful.
I'm not going to make my money and get my BAFTA that way.
Oh, well, you never know.
Now, Liam, you were on 54.
The high scorers are behind you.
86. So 31 or less is your target.
There's a couple I know,
and I'm not sure whether to take a risk because I'm between two answers
for one of them that I think would be a good one.
But I'm going to have to go with the one that I know for sure.
And that would be Belgium.
Belgium, says Liam. Here is your red line.
If you can get below that with Belgium you're into the next round.
How many people said Belgium.
Ooh, look at that Liam, very well done!
It's exactly what you needed.
31 was your target, 29's what you got.
83 is your total, very well done.
Yeah, very well done. Ranked 18th in the world, Belgium.
They've got a tram in Belgium that runs the entire length of the coast.
-That's pretty good, isn't it?
That's nice. Very good, thank you Richard. Now, Stuart.
Stuart, welcome to Pointless.
Good to have you here. What do you do, Stuart?
Er, I am a motivational speaker.
Ah, that is just...that is so timely.
Because I was, I was, I was just flagging.
I, um. Do you go and speak to huge roomfuls of people?
Theatres full of people? What sort of form does it take?
It totally varies. It can be anything from one or two people in a room to 400 people in a room,
-kids, adults, different focuses.
And by the time you've finished is everyone whooping,
whirling napkins over their heads?
-That's the target that's the goal for sure.
-Ah, fantastic. Fantastic.
Now, Stuart, you are on 15 at the moment.
A fantastic low score from David in the first pass.
If you wanted to remain with us you need to score 70 or less with your
answers. Getting harder, isn't it? As each, as each flag is named.
What would you like to go for?
There was, I had a flag in mind if we needed a low answer but I don't
-think I need to take that risk.
I'll go for Switzerland.
Switzerland says Stuart. Here is your red line, nice and high.
If you can get below that with Switzerland, you are into the next round.
How many people said Switzerland?
And you're through. Look at that.
60 for Switzerland.
Not leaving too much to spare there,
Stuart, but that takes a total up to 75 and sees you comfortably through.
-And that's the second happiest country in the world.
We've done the top four now.
-Thank you. Now Rosie. Welcome back.
Remind us what you do, Rosie?
-I'm a software licence manager.
-That is absolutely right.
-You, you've managed the licensing of software.
-Literally any software.
You are the person who looks after the licensing...
-I'm afraid so.
Is that a legal thing or is it an electronic thing?
It can be, both, yeah. It can be from a couple of hundred pounds to
millions and millions of pounds.
OK. So was your background legal, then?
No, I've just done that for about 18 years now.
-But you now know, you know your way around software licensing.
How well do you know your way around, for example, flags?
Well... There are some obvious ones up there.
Canada, and America, and I'm really kicking myself
because I'm not sure if that's Australia or New Zealand.
So I'm going to go for Germany.
OK. Now you want to be scoring 39 or less.
You have to get below that. How many of our 100 people said Germany?
I feared that might happen, Rosie, 79 for Germany.
Takes your total up to 125.
Yeah, big scorer there. 16th happiest country in the world, Germany.
Happier than us. I can see that, the football and stuff, I guess.
-Now let's go through the ones that we haven't ticked off,
shall we? On the top there we've got the lowest and the highest scorer next to each other.
The lowest scorer next to Switzerland there is Costa Rica.
Would have scored you one point.
Next to that, United States on 89.
Fifth happiest country in the world, Finland on 41.
Canada on 88.
Next to that, that one's Australia.
On 70. Down onto the third row, next to Ireland there
we've got Singapore, would have scored you two points.
Then the bottom row, there's only two left to fill in.
We've got Mexico on 14,
and New Zealand's up there as well,
New Zealand with 63.
Thank you very much, Richard.
At the end of our first round, the pair we're saying goodbye to
with their high score of 125, Rosie and Liz, I'm afraid it is you.
It's been lovely having you on but so short.
On both occasions. I'm so sorry.
Far too soon to be sending you home but thank you so much for coming
to play. Rosie and Liz, everyone. APPLAUSE
But for the remaining three pairs it's now time for Round Two.
And just like that we lost one of our pairs.
We are down to three pairs.
I'm afraid to say at the end of this round it will happen again.
I know. We'll have to say goodbye to another pair that is standing in
front of me now. I wouldn't like to say which pair that might be because you all did incredibly well.
Very, very close.
Just 11 points between the highest and lowest scores there.
Best of luck to all three pairs for Round Two.
Our category for Round Two today is...
Can you all decide in your pairs,
who's going first, who's going second and whoever's going first please step up to the podium.
OK and the question concerns...
Fictional pubs and bars in books and film, Richard.
Yeah. We're going to show you six pubs or bars on each pass.
We need you to tell us the title of the film or book
where you would have first found that pub or bar, please.
There's going to be six on the first board, six on the second, 12 in all to have a go at at home.
-Thanks very much, indeed.
OK. So let's reveal our six pubs or bars and here they come.
I'm going to read those all again.
There we are. Stuart, over to you.
It's not great.
There's one fairly obvious one that I think, well, I know is correct,
however, I think I'm going to take a little bit of a gamble.
I'm going to go for Copacabana
-and I think that might be Goodfellas.
-Goodfellas says Stuart.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people
There we go, Stuart, very well done.
That's a very good risk to take, yeah.
There is a very famous three-minute tracking shot in that film where
Ray Liotta and Lorraine Bracco walk through the Copacabana.
Thanks very much, Richard. Liam.
Film and literature was what we wanted but this one is a really
tricky one and I think I know the two more obvious ones.
And if it's right I'm going to have to go for it.
So I think and hope that,
is it The Silence Of The Lambs for the top one?
The Silence Of The Lambs you're going to say for the John Landis.
Let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people said The Silence Of The Lambs.
No. I'm afraid not The Silence Of The Lambs, Liam,
that scores you 100 points.
Yes, sorry, Liam, but you did get one of the all-time great intakes of
breath from Francesca when you said it.
Ah, that will be available as a ringtone shortly.
Ah, now then, Rash.
How do you like this board
and do you feel up to talking us through it?
I know a few. The top one, The Slaughtered Lamb, I think,
is An American Werewolf In London.
The JK Rowling is probably one of the Harry Potters, but I don't know much about that.
The Crow And Crown is probably Withnail And I.
Rick's Cafe is Casablanca
and the bottom one I think is A Clockwork Orange.
So I'm going to say the Crow And Crown, Bruce Robinson,
-Withnail And I.
-Withnail And I, says Rash.
Let's see how many of our 100 people got Withnail And I.
Nine is our low score at this point.
And you pass it. Look at that. Down to two.
Very well done indeed, Rash.
Two for Withnail And I.
Great answer, great film.
Beautifully done, Rash, yeah, very, very nice.
Fantastic film, Withnail And I.
The first preview screening Bruce Robinson went to, he said,
was an absolute disaster. He says it was almost silent throughout,
apart from people just sort of chatting away,
not a single laugh throughout the entire thing.
Then he discovered afterwards it was a coachload of German students who
didn't understand English who were watching. He was hugely relieved.
You took us through the rest of the board beautifully apart from
JK Rowling. American Werewolf In London is correct
for the John Landis film and that would have scored you 16 points.
Rick's Cafe Americain was Casablanca,
would have scored you 29 and you are right about the Korova Milk Bar,
it's from A Clockwork Orange.
That would have scored you 17 so you also chose the right one of the ones
you knew and it's the first Harry Potter book,
so Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone
and that would have scored you 56.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
We're halfway through, let's look at those scores.
Two, the best score of that pass,
Rash, very well done, indeed, Rash and Tony.
Nine is where we find Stuart and David.
100, Liam and Francesca.
-Now that may be an issue. We shall see, though.
A nice low score from you, Francesca, and who knows,
there might be some impossible ones on that next board, fingers crossed.
Good luck either way. 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 pubs or bars up on the board and here they come.
I'll read those all again.
Tony...we come to you.
There you are on two. A lovely low score from Rash in that last pass.
Absolutely aced that round.
-He's set you up very nicely,
if you can score 97 or less the head-to-head awaits.
OK. Well I'd like to go for the second one.
Bob's Country Bunker, John Landis film from 1980,
-is it The Blues Brothers?
-The Blues Brothers, says Tony.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
There's your red line, lovely and high.
It is The Blues Brothers.
Look at that! Five for The Blues Brothers.
You're on fire on that far podium.
Taking your score up to seven.
-Very well done, indeed.
-They know their films, don't they?
Yeah, Dan Ackroyd proposed to Carrie Fisher during that film.
He saved her life by using the Heimlich manoeuvre and proposed to
her. They were briefly engaged.
Ah. And then she broke it off?
-She got back together with Paul Simon.
-Um, there we are.
Brilliant. Thank you very much, indeed. Now Francesca.
There you are. You are our high-scorers at the moment.
At the moment.
If you could possibly score eight or less,
you would find yourselves just very slightly still in the running.
Um, there is a few that I know but there's a couple I'm not sure on.
I think I have to take a bit of a risk at this point,
there's nothing else for it.
So I'm going to go with The Admiral Benbow Inn, Treasure Island.
Treasure Island, says Francesca.
No red Line for you as you are the high-scorers.
Let's see how far down the column we can get with Treasure Island.
40 for Treasure Island, taking your total up to 140.
Yeah, belongs to the father of Jim Hawkins,
the main character in Treasure Island.
Thanks very much, indeed.
Now then, David, good news for you, you are already through.
With that safety net beneath you, do you feel like talking us
through the board and filling in all our blanks?
The George Lucas one, the Cantina,
something Star Wars-y, but I don't know very much about that.
Prancing Pony, don't know either.
But I think The Winchester is where they go in Shaun Of The Dead.
Shaun Of The Dead is the one you're going to go for.
The Winchester. Let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people went for Shaun Of The Dead.
It's a great answer. 11. Look at that. Very well done, indeed.
Taking your total up to a nice neat round 20.
Very well played. Directed by Edgar Wright, Shaun Of The Dead.
The Mos Eisley Cantina is in something very Star Wars-y,
it's in Star Wars. So that's...
That would have scored you more points, though, 30 points.
The Ink And Paint Club, this is a really, really tough one,
a Robert Zemeckis film, it's Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
-Would have scored you two points. Very well done if you got that at home.
And The Prancing Pony?
-Is Lord Of The Rings?
And that would have scored 24.
Thank you very much, indeed, Richard.
So at the end of our second round we have to say goodbye to Francesca and
Liam. I'm so sorry, that was tough.
We'll see you again next time and I'm sure you'll go much further,
but in the meantime thanks so much for playing. Francesca and Liam.
But for the remaining two pairs, it's now time for our head-to-head.
Congratulations Rash and Tony, David and Stuart,
you are now one step closer to the final and a chance to
play for our jackpot which currently stands
But the big news is we have made it to the head-to-head which means you
can start playing as teams.
You can chat, you can confer before you give your answers.
First pair to win two questions will be playing for that jackpot.
Well, look at this, a group of friends.
Friends versus friends.
We could say Scotland versus England,
we could say we've got the motivational team there
versus Tony the postman.
Stuart talks a good game, Tony delivers.
There we are.
Very, very best of luck. Let's play the head-to-head.
Here is your first question and it concerns...
-Yep, we're going to show you five pictures of pigs.
We need you to tell us their breed, please.
We're going to give you alternate letters of that breed.
Very good, indeed. Let's reveal our five pigs and here they come.
There we are, five breeds of pig,
Rash and Tony, you've been our low-scorers so you will go first.
I've no idea. Which one's the best?
Go for E.
Er, E, British Saddleback.
British Saddleback say Rash and Tony for E.
Now then David and Stuart, do you fancy talking us through our other pigs?
That was the one I knew!
-Well we know that D is middle something.
Something White, I thought.
Middle White? Let's say that?
Yeah. I've no idea.
It's not a strong subject.
I think we'll go for D, Middle White.
Middle White. So we have British Saddleback and we have Middle White.
So Rash and Tony have gone for British Saddleback for E,
let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people got it.
42 for British Saddleback.
David and Stuart, meanwhile, have gone for Middle White for D.
Let's see if that's right. Let's see how many of our 100 people said Middle White.
And it wins you the point! Look at that! There we go.
31 for Middle White. Fantastic teamwork, arriving at that name.
And it means, David and Stuart, after one question you are up 1-0.
-Very well done.
-Yeah, best teamwork ever, there, Stuart saying,
well it's Middle something, and David saying, it's something White.
The two of them suddenly looking at each other, thinking, here we go.
Um, let's go through the rest of these, shall we.
Those are the highest two scorers on the board, funnily enough.
A is, you'll know it when I say it, it's Tamworth.
-Oh, it's Tamworth! Oh.
-Doesn't look like it is, does it?
-For goodness' sake, that's easy.
-17 points for that.
-There's a pointless answer up there. Which is B.
-You're not kidding.
And that is the Mangalitza.
There you go. Looks almost like it could be a Shetland pony.
Er, well, it's the woolly pig.
It comes from Austria and Romania.
And these are cute, aren't they?
-Look at them.
They are Durocs.
-Three points for that.
-There we are.
Thank you very much, indeed, Richard.
So here comes your second question.
Now, Rash and Tony, you have to win this one to stay in the game.
Although David and Stuart get to answer it first.
So good luck. Our second question is all about...
-Um, five scientific and technological breakthroughs
now of the 1990s and the initials of what those breakthroughs were.
Can you tell us what they are, please?
OK, thanks very much, let's reveal our five breakthroughs
and here they come.
I'm going to read those all again.
David and Stuart will go first.
We were tempted by the first one
but I think we're going to go for the second one
-and try Dolly the sheep.
-Dolly the sheep.
Dolly the sheep, who I think resides in Edinburgh in a preserved form.
Now, Rash and Tony, what would you like to go for?
Well, um. We definitely don't know one of them so we're not going to go
-for that one.
-You can talk us through all of them if you like.
-Ah, well, we think the first one is Hubble Space Telescope.
The second one we think is Dolly the sheep.
The third one is a bit of a giveaway, World Wide Web.
And we don't know the fourth one.
Unless the answer is Simon, but then there's a big clue there!
The last one we think is, um, Human Genome Project.
The Human Genome Project.
So we have Dolly the sheep and the Human Genome Project.
Now then, David and Stuart, Dolly the sheep.
That's what you've gone for,
let's see how many of our 100 people got that.
65, big score there for Dolly the sheep.
Rash and Tony meanwhile have gone for the Human Genome Project.
Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people got it.
It is right.
And it wins it back, very well done indeed, Rash and Tony,
back in the game, look at that, 14.
It means after two questions, it's 1-1.
Yeah, what an incredible decade as well for breakthroughs.
It's amazing, while we're all watching telly and rowing about football and politics,
these people are getting on changing the world in front of our eyes.
Incredible stuff. The long-range observatory, you're right,
was the Hubble Space Telescope.
That would have scored 19 points.
I think the boys knew that one as well, did you?
-Still would have lost, wouldn't you, because of the Human Genome Project.
-But it would have sounded cooler!
The service is, of course, the World Wide Web.
That would've scored 77.
Now this last one, you'll kick yourself when you see it.
I couldn't work it out at all.
But again, it's something that we all have now.
It's a smartphone.
Would have scored you seven points.
Thank you very much, indeed, Richard.
Here comes your third question, it all comes down to this,
whoever wins this goes through to the final to play for that jackpot. Best of luck to both pairs.
Our third question is all about...
-Yes, we're going to give you the first names now and the initial of five people
who exhibited in the Sensation exhibition in 1997.
Can you tell us who these artists are, please. Very best of luck.
Thanks very much, indeed.
Let's reveal our five Young British Artists, and here they come.
I'll read those again.
Rash and Tony, you'll go first again.
We don't know all of them, but we're going for the middle one,
Sarah Lucas, we think.
Sarah Lucas, say Rash and Tony. Sarah Lucas.
Now then, David and Stuart, do you want to talk us through the rest?
-We think we know the two...
-We know the two more obvious ones, I think.
Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst.
-That's right, isn't it?
Shall we take a gamble on the top one?
-Who do you think it is?
-We could say Stuart?
I think that's wrong.
We could take a gamble that they're wrong.
-We'll go for Damien Hirst.
You're going to go for Damien Hirst, I see the logic,
we heard what you were saying there.
You're banking on them being wrong.
OK, now, Sarah Lucas is what Rash and Tony have gone for,
let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people said Sarah Lucas.
They didn't get it wrong.
Sarah Lucas is absolutely right.
And it's a great score, down it goes, look at that, four for Sarah Lucas.
Very well done, Rash and Tony.
That is going to take some beating.
Damien Hirst, well, let's see what happens.
Damien Hirst, how many people said that?
Well done, Rash and Tony.
After three questions you are through to the final, 2-1.
Yeah, great head-to-head, very well played everybody.
Let's fill in the last three of those. You knew Tracey Emin.
Tracey Emin would have scored you 43.
At the bottom there, Marc Quinn,
he would have scored you seven. The best answer on the board,
she did lots of covers for Manic Street Preachers albums,
she's Jenny Saville.
She would have scored you two points.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
The pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head round,
David and Stuart, this is where we part company.
However, you'll be back again next time.
You played incredibly well today, actually.
A really strong performance across the show.
We'll see you again next time, we'll look forward to that.
In the meantime, thanks very much, David and Stuart. APPLAUSE
But for Rash and Tony, it is now time for our Pointless final.
Congratulations Rash and Tony, you have seen off all the opposition,
and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.
You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot,
and at the end of today's show the jackpot is standing at £1,000.
There it is. Well, we have had a run now of four shows where we've given
away the jackpot. Shall we make it five?
-It'd be quite nice.
What would you liked to see come up in this last round, anything in particular?
I think we'd be good with football, if that came up.
-Films, I think we'd have a chance.
But not football films!
No, not those. No, no!
OK, as always, you get to choose your category from the four we put up on the board behind me.
Let's hope there's something you like the look of up there.
Today's choices are...
Go with golf, go on.
Come on. You know you want to.
-Are you going to give me a hand?
OK, we'll go Classic Ryder Cup tournaments.
-Classic Ryder Cup tournaments it is.
-OK, very best of luck gents,
it's been a terrific team all the way through, hopefully you can make this five in a row.
We're looking for anyone who played in any of the following three
Ryder Cup tournaments, please. Anyone on either side,
including the non-playing captain.
Er, not vice captains, though.
We're looking for anyone on the 1969 Ryder Cup teams,
that was the US versus Great Britain and Northern Ireland,
then anybody on the American, or European team from 1985,
or the American or European team from 2006, please.
So, anyone who played, including the non-playing captain,
in each of those Ryder Cups.
-Very best of luck.
-Thank you very much, indeed.
As always, you've up to one minute to come up with three answers,
all you need to win that jackpot is for just one of those answers to be pointless.
-Are you ready?
-Good. Let's put 60 seconds up on the clock.
There they are, your time starts now.
'69 is too far back.
2006 is our best chance.
-So, I'm going to say Paul Casey...
What about Furyk? Would he have played?
Jim Furyk would have done, on the American side.
Yeah, I always say him, because his is a weird surname.
That's ten years ago. Yeah, I suppose it's feasible.
And another European, maybe...
What about, is it Miguel Angel...
-Miguel Angel Jimenez.
-Go for him.
-I'm not sure if he was there in 2006.
-They only play every two years, right?
Yeah, 2006 was at the K Club.
Darren Clarke was definitely there.
Ian Woosnam was the captain.
What about the really scruffy one, Craig Stadler?
Yeah, it would have been too late for him, though.
-Yeah, go for that.
OK, that's your time up, let's have your three answers,
and if you could say which category you're answering in.
They're all going to be from 2006.
All from 2006. And they are?
We will go with Jim Furyk.
-Er, Paul Casey.
-And Darren Clarke.
-And Darren Clarke.
Of those three, which do you think is your best shot at a pointless answer?
-I'm going to say Paul Casey.
-Paul Casey goes last.
Least likely to be pointless?
Possibly Jim Furyk, because we're not entirely sure.
-OK, Jim Furyk we'll put first.
-It's just a shot in the dark.
Let's put those answers up on the board in that order, then.
And here they are.
We have got...
Three very good answers up on the board there.
Each one of those has a good chance of being pointless.
If one of those wins you that jackpot of £1,000,
what would you like to do with it? Rash, you first.
Well, I'd give half of it to the Liverpool Guide Dogs for the Blind,
which is something my sister's involved in.
And the other half, to a small charity,
I think it's in Surrey, called Sebastian's Action Trust.
-Very good indeed.
-Sorry, I'd also get 10% of his money, because I'm his agent.
-He did all the paperwork.
-I did all the paperwork.
Tony, how about you?
I'd have to probably spend it on a trip to New York,
not quite as laudable as Rash, but there you are.
-Because we are going anyway.
-OK, well very, very best of luck.
Three good answers, as I say. Your first answer was Jim Furyk.
In all three cases you've gone for the 2006 Ryder Cup.
Jim Furyk, you thought, was probably your least likely answer to be pointless. Let's find out.
You're not entirely sure it's right, Jim Furyk.
If it is right and if it is pointless, it will win you £1,000.
Is it right? How many people said it? Jim Furyk.
It is right.
OK, your first answer is right,
Jim Furyk now takes us down through the 40s,
if it goes all the way down to zero it will win you £1,000.
We are now in single figures, down it goes, Jim Furyk still going down.
You've done it!
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Fantastic, very well done indeed.
Now that is teamwork, isn't it? Look at that!
You line them up, Tony knocks them in.
Or was it the other way round? Anyway, but still fantastic.
Jim Furyk was a pointless answer, very well done.
You will be going home with our jackpot of £1,000.
That's five jackpot wins in a row, very well played, gents.
Your other two answers, Darren Clarke would have scored you three points,
Paul Casey would have scored you one point.
So Jim Furyk was the one and only, so very well played.
You put them in the wrong order, but other than that terrific stuff.
Now, let's go through all the different years,
we'll start with 1969.
Everyone who played in that game, other than Tony Jacklin,
Jack Nicklaus, Peter Alliss, Sam Snead, Brian Huggett and Lee Trevino.
Every other answer was pointless, so well done if you said any others.
Lots of pointless answers here as well.
Andy North, Calvin Peete, Craig Stadler, who Tony mentioned,
he was a pointless answer as well.
Curtis Strange, Jose Maria Canizares, Jose Rivero,
Lanny Wadkins, Manuel Pinero, Paul Way, Tom Kite.
Lots of pointless answers there.
Lots more pointless answers.
Chad Campbell, Chris DiMarco,
David Howell, David Toms, Phil Mickelson was a pointless answer,
Robert Karlsson, Scott Verplank, Zach Johnson also a pointless answer.
Very well done if you got any of those at home.
Thanks very much, Richard,
and thanks once again to our winning players,
Rash and Tony, who go away with today's jackpot of £1,000.
Very well done. 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.
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.