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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 find the most
obscure answer possible. Let's meet today's players.
And couple number one.
Hi, I'm David, this is Stuart, and we are friends from Edinburgh.
Couple number two.
I'm Sarah, this is my husband Mike,
and we're from Otley in West Yorkshire.
Couple number three.
I'm Francesca, this is Liam, we're friends from Cardiff.
And, finally, couple number four.
I'm Joel, this is my girlfriend Iris, and we are from London.
And these are today's contestants.
Thanks so much all of you, welcome to Pointless.
We'll get to chat to you throughout the show, of course, as it goes along.
So that just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
Coming over here, checking our facts, explaining our answers,
it's my Pointless friend - it's Richard.
Hiya. Hi, everybody, good afternoon.
-Good afternoon to you.
-Good afternoon to you.
Now, we're on the verge of a Pointless record,
or equalling a Pointless record anyway.
We've had five jackpot wins in a row.
Six is the most we've ever had in a row before.
We had five in a row and now Rash and Tony winning it on Golf,
very impressively as well.
Two returning pairs from that show, Francesca and Liam,
they got through to Round Two, and David and Stewart,
who were head-to-headers,
so two fairly strong pairs for our newcomers to take on.
Should be exciting. Thanks very much indeed, Richard.
So, as you gather, Rash and Tony won the jackpot last time,
which means we start off today's show with a jackpot of £1,000.
There it is. Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.
So, remember, it's the pair with the highest score at the end of
each round who will be eliminated.
That's all you have to remember.
Otherwise, very, very best of luck to all four pairs.
Our first category this afternoon is...
I've never yet read out a first category without somebody going...
It's Album Titles, on this occasion.
Can you decide in your pairs who's going to go first,
who's going to go second?
And whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.
OK, and the question concerns...
Debut Studio Albums. Richard.
On each pass, we're going to show you the names of seven debut studio albums,
but we've missed out a word from each title.
Can you fill in those words, please?
There's 14 in all to have a go at at home. Good luck.
OK, so we're looking for the missing words from these album titles.
Here's our board of seven. And it reads like this...
I'm going to read those all one last time.
It's really hard not to put in the missing word.
There we are. Phew, made it.
-Stuart, welcome back.
Remind us what you do, Stuart.
-I'm a motivational speaker.
-See, that's just fabulous.
How long have you been a motivational speaker?
I've been doing it for about a year and a half.
Do you ever have downtime as a motivational speaker?
-Or are you just on it the whole time? Woo!
-No, a lot of downtime.
OK, how many doors do you go through without doing a sort of stack of
hands with people before you walk through it?
-I actually tried that earlier and nobody was up for it.
Strange, that. Stewart, now,
what about our missing words from our album titles?
There are a few... There's a lot there that I think I know,
and a couple that I definitely know, but I think might score quite high,
so mixed feelings about that.
I'm going to go for Oasis, and Definitely Maybe.
Definitely Maybe, says Stuart.
Let's see how many of our 100 people remembered Definitely Maybe.
52, not bad.
-Not bad, good start.
-Nice start, yeah,
Noel Gallagher wrote most of that album when he was working as a
subcontractor for British Gas.
That I didn't know.
-That I didn't... I didn't even know he was a subcontractor for British Gas.
Blimey, every day's a school day for you, isn't it?
Isn't it? Sarah, welcome to Pointless.
-Lovely to have you here from Otley.
-Thank you. Otley in West Yorkshire.
Lovely, very nice indeed.
What keeps you busy up there?
What keeps me busy at the moment,
we're renovating a really old farmhouse on the top of Otley Chevin,
which is a real sort of geographical focal point of the town.
It's right on the edge of a forest, it's beautiful.
That's been a year in the making.
Do you do renovation and then move on, and renovate and move on,
or will you be renovating this and staying?
We are staying. We are never doing this again.
This has been a really stressful experience so we are never doing
another one, we are staying here.
Good stuff. Now, Sarah, what about these albums?
OK, I did panic a little when it was anything to do with music.
I know a couple...
..but they're going to be high-scorers,
and I'll have to go for Baby One More Time, Britney Spears.
Baby One More Time says Sarah.
Let's see how many of our 100 people got Baby One More Time.
There we are, 31.
Interesting, in the Maybe/Baby stakes,
actually, Maybe scoring higher than Baby, there, which is unexpected.
Yeah, written by Swedes, that song.
It was written by Max Martin and various others who have written
number ones for everybody in the world,
but they thought that "hit me" meant "call me",
so it's actually, "Call me, baby, one more time."
-Which is nicer.
-It's slightly nicer, yeah.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard. Now, Francesca.
-Welcome back to Pointless.
-Here from Cardiff.
Remind us what you do, Francesca.
I'm an English teacher and a learning and skills coach.
Now, when you put all your teaching and learning behind you,
-what do you like to get up to?
-I'm a massive film and TV buff.
That's why yesterday was kind of a bit of a disappointment,
cos it was a great category, but we didn't do as well as we wanted.
No, you should have done better there,
but this time, Francesca, on your second appearance.
-It was Round Two last time.
At least head-to-head this time, if not further.
Francesca, what are you going to go for on this board?
-How are you liking it?
-Erm, it's not great,
but there is one that jumps out at me.
And it's The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill.
The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill says Francesca,
let's see how many of our 100 people said that.
There we go, 6!
Start as you mean to go on, Francesca. That's a superb answer.
The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill.
Well played, Francesca. Great answer, great album as well.
-Thanks, Richard. Iris, welcome to Pointless.
-Lovely to have you here.
-What do you do, Iris?
-I'm a food blogger.
-What particular kind of food do you blog on?
Healthy food, like vegan food.
Very good. So you are a vegan, you follow a healthy vegan diet?
-Yes, that's right.
-How long have you been doing that for?
About a year and a half, now.
Very good, and when you're not blogging,
what other things do you like getting up to?
I like yoga, I like swimming, I like going to the gym, dinner parties.
All of these things are fun, excellent.
Now, Iris, this board is all yours,
if you want to go through it and fill in all our blanks...
I'm a bit scared now because I was going to for Lauryn Hill.
I think I'm going to take a guess for Tom Odell album,
the Long Way Home.
Long Way Home, says Iris.
Let's see if Home was the right thing to guess,
let's see how many of our 100 people got it if it is.
No. Not the Long Way Home. That scores you 100 points, Iris.
Yeah, if you're going to guess one, though, it's a good one to guess
cos there's not many words that can fit there, but it's not Home,
-it's Long Way Down.
Yeah, unlucky. It would've scored you 11 points.
Are you Experienced?
Jimi Hendrix Experience. 13 points for that.
-I Dreamed A...
Would have scored you 83 points, I Dreamed A Dream.
Did you sing that when you dressed up as Susan Boyle on television?
It is exactly what I sang. LAUGHTER
It is worth a moment of your time, YouTubing Xander as Susan Boyle,
singing I Dreamed A Dream.
Please, please, take a look at it. Not now, during the news.
And top one?
-Hopes And Fears, absolutely, by Keane. Great album.
That would have scored 18, so the best answer on the board, Francesca,
is Lauryn Hill. Well played.
Very well done. We're halfway through the round.
Let's take a quick recap of those scores.
6 is where we find Francesca and Liam,
then we travel up to 31, Sarah and Mike.
52, Stewart and David,
and then 100, Iris and Joel.
So, Joel, we need a low score from you,
and let's hope that's enough to keep you in the game.
It's far too soon to be sending you back.
We're going to come back down the line now.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
OK, we're going to put seven more album titles on the board
and here they come.
We have got...
I'm going to read those all again.
Now, Joel. Good to have you here.
-What do you do, Joel?
-I'm a software developer and branding specialist.
What kind of software do you...?
Actually, currently, I'm working on a dating app
and I'm creating the brand story behind the dating app.
Oh, now, that's fun.
Do you do that from home or is there a sort of...?
We actually have a lovely Notting Hill office with a nice rooftop
where we kind of catch the rays and catch some ideas.
Oh, that's fantastic.
Now, Joel, there you are. You're on 100.
We need a low score. What are you going to go for from our board here?
I think I will go for Lady GaGa and The Fame.
The Fame, says Joel.
The Fame. Let's see how many of our 100 people
said The Fame for Lady GaGa.
Look at that!
4! I said you needed a low score and that's exactly what you got.
Our lowest score of the round so far, 4, taking your total up to 104.
-Is it enough, I wonder?
-Put yourself right back in it there, Joel.
Well played. Yeah, number one album in the UK.
Won a Brit for Best International Album as well.
Thanks very much, Richard.
Here from Cardiff. Remind us what you do, Liam.
I am a customer service advisor for an energy company.
And when not advising customers, what do you get up to?
I read comic books, read films about the comic books...
Sorry, watch films about the comic books, even,
collect things to do with said comic books.
I see, so comic books, pretty much it?
Yes, so if we could have something like that...
I might regret saying that.
Are you complaining about the round? LAUGHTER
-Is it a formal complaint?
Especially because I'm aggrieved that my answer has gone. Already.
"Aggrieved." You see? I like that. I like that a lot.
Now, Liam, there you are. You're on 6.
-You couldn't have been better set up by Francesca...
..which means 97 or less is your target.
Essentially, what we are looking for from you is a correct answer.
I believe I can give you a correct answer, if I remember correctly,
and I think that Craig David is Born To Do It.
Born To Do It. I hope this is right cos I just dread to think how
-aggrieved you'll be if it isn't.
-I'll just walk off in a huff!
Here's your red line. Get below that and you're through to Round Two.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Born To Do It.
It's absolutely right.
Look at that, 10.
Very well done indeed. 16, our lowest total of the round.
-I can say that with confidence.
-Yeah, great work, Liam. Well played.
It comes from a line in Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory,
that title. How about that?
It doesn't sound like it does, but it does.
There we go. Thank you.
Now then, Mike. Welcome.
-Welcome here from Otley.
And what do you do, Mike?
I'm a shopper researcher, so we explore how people shop.
Do you explore it by pouncing out on them in shopping centres with
-We...we take them shopping.
-We watch and explore what they do.
-Oh, that's nice.
How often are you massively surprised
by the shopping habits of people?
Or does it generally follow what you might...?
There's some quite strange people out there.
No, they're perfectly normal people
who just have interesting tastes, Mike.
Mm... I've done it a long time.
There's some quite strange people.
Now, Mike, you have been pretty well set up.
72 or less gets you through to the next round.
Oh, no... No, you're not happy.
Not my top subject.
I'm going to go with - and hope I'm right - The Who and My Life.
My Life. My L-l-l-life.
Let's see if that's right.
Here is your red line.
How many of our 100 people went with My Life?
I'm afraid that's an incorrect answer and I'm afraid
that scores you 100 points, takes your total up to 131.
However, the round is not yet over.
You could still be in.
Yeah, sorry, Mike. I'll give the correct answers at the end of the pass.
Thank you very much indeed.
Now then, David.
-Remind us what you do, David.
I'm about to move to Vietnam to become an English teacher.
This is what we discovered last time.
-Yeah, you have all but finished your last job...
-..and off you head with your girlfriend?
With my girlfriend, yeah.
Do you know where you're going to be living?
Not quite. We think Ho Chi Minh City.
That's quite exciting. Quite nice that it's completely up in the air.
It's a great adventure, so...
And you're going to be teaching out there.
Yes. Mostly children, schoolchildren.
I see. OK. That's going to be fun.
-Yeah, really good fun.
-Best of luck with that and best of luck with this,
David, let's not forget. 52 is your score.
78 is your target.
What would you like to go for? Would you like to fill in our blanks?
I can try.
I'll rule out Derek And The Dominos cos I've never heard of them.
I think they're before my time, so...
GASPING AND LAUGHTER
Before your time(!)
The English language was before your time,
you're still going to go and teach it!
The Who, probably before my time, but My Generation, I think it is.
Life Thru A Lens, I think is Robbie Williams.
Guns N' Roses, I think, is Appetite For Destruction,
but I'm not sure.
And then The Killers, like... I'm obsessed with The Killers,
so I really should know that.
They're Hot Fuss, so I'm going to go with Hot Fuss.
Hot Fuss, says David.
Here's your Red Line. Get below this red line with Hot Fuss
and you are happily through to Round Two.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Fuss.
And you're through.
That's a good answer, 13.
Very well done indeed. Taking your total up to 65.
Yes, some good answers on that pass. Well played, everybody.
You're right about The Who, it's not My Life, it is My Generation.
I'm sure you know that, and would have scored you 52 points.
A big scorer.
Appetite For Destruction, you're right about that as well.
Guns 'N' Roses. Would have scored 27.
Life Thru A Lens, Robbie Williams. 33.
And you can probably guess this with their most famous song...
-Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs.
12 points for that.
So, Fame, best answer on the board, Joel. Well played.
There we are. Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
We're at the end of our first round and I'm sorry to say we have to say
goodbye to one of our lovely pairs
and, on this occasion, it is Mike and Sarah.
The good news is, we see you again next time,
but I'm so sorry. My Generation, come on, Mike!
We went to see them last year, I wouldn't mind!
LAUGHTER Sarah, piling insult to injury!
They were very loud!
-Famously, they are.
-They were fantastic.
Anyway, listen, we will see you again next time.
I'm sure you will go much, much further.
-Meantime, thank you so much, Mike and Sarah.
But, for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
Down to three pairs now. Gets a little bit more exciting.
At the end of this round, obviously, we will have to say goodbye to
another pair. Francesca and Liam,
just, well done. Two lovely low scores.
Miseducation and Born. Very good indeed.
Keep that up and we should see you through to the head-to-head.
Best of luck to all three pairs.
Our category for Round Two this afternoon is...
Chemistry. Can you decide in your pairs who's going to go first,
who is going to go second?
And whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.
OK, let's find out what our question is.
Here it comes. We gave 100 people 100 seconds to name as many...
..as they could.
This is fun, isn't it?
Elements beginning with any of those letters.
I like that we've repeated "I" there, just to remind you.
-Yeah, we are looking for any element of the periodic table
that begin with the letters of the word periodic.
I will actually say something,
which is, this is as of April 2016, which is important to say,
cos they are adding some new elements to the periodic table,
which is going to be very exciting
for future Pointless rounds, but doesn't count yet. But will do soon.
-That's going to be exciting.
-I can't wait.
And they've asked if we would name one of them in recognition of our
help towards people's understanding of the periodic table.
-I've called it Armstrongium.
-That's nice, isn't it? What are you going to call yours?
I've also gone for Armstrongium.
Isn't that awful? I feel terrible now.
That's OK. That says a lot.
Thanks very much indeed. So, remember,
it's any chemical element that begins with one of the letters
from the word "periodic". We throw it open to you, David.
Trying to remember back to chemistry at high school.
I'd remember back to previous episodes of Pointless, if I were you.
That's where you remember really low-scoring elements, but...
-I'm going to go for polonium.
-Polonium, says David.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said polonium.
Look at that. Wonderful! APPLAUSE
3, David. 3 for polonium.
-Terrific start to the round.
Yeah, named after Poland, which is where it was discovered,
by Marie and Pierre Curie.
Hmm. Thank you very much indeed.
Oh, is this not...is this not...? This is not comfortable territory.
No. Not at all. This is just horrendous.
-Oh, I'm sorry.
-But I think I will go for O...
What are you talking about? That's a great answer!
Oh, or is it? Oh, I don't know!
-Let's find out. Osmium.
-Jeopardy. You never know!
How many of our 100 people said osmium? Is it right?
It is right.
3 is our only score at this point. Let's see where osmium ends up.
Oh, look at that. 2 for osmium.
Yeah, osmium. That's why I've called it Armstrongium,
cos I've already got one.
Yeah, that's why. They wouldn't allow osmium.
Named after me because it's dense and hard to work with.
Thanks very much indeed.
We didn't have a lot of chemistry in school, full stop.
That's a kind of, "During my time, but..."
-No, no, no. I went to art school from the age of four, so...
Chemistry wasn't as...high up.
-How cool is that?
-Art school from the age of four?
-Where were you schooled?
Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
-God, that's the Netherlands all over, isn't it?
-Art school from four.
-I know. Free spirited.
We discovered the other day that the Netherlands
-are very happy people all round.
That's why. Art school from the age of four?
-How about that?
-Oh, I'm sorry, throwing this on you.
That's OK. I will guess and say iron.
-Iron, says Iris.
OK, let's see how many of our 100 people went with iron.
33 for iron. 33 for iron?
-I would have...
Well, I think iron is one of those things that people don't quite think
is an element sometimes, because it doesn't end "-ium"
or something like that, and people feel like it's just something
-you might find in the street.
-Which you would.
-Which you do, quite often.
-Yeah. Discovered by Benedict Any Old.
Thank you very much indeed.
Well, listen, we're halfway through the round.
I think it's time we have a look at those scores and see where we are.
2 is where we find Francesca and Liam,
3 is where we find David and Stuart,
and 33 is where we Iris and Joel.
So, yes, Joel, you have a little bit to do here.
Who knows what'll happen in the next pass?
Good luck for you. We're going to come back down the line now.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
Now, then, Joel.
We are looking for chemical elements that begin with any of the letters
of the word "periodic".
Actually having a tiny bit of a brain freeze here, but...
I think I will also try the letter I and go for iodine.
Iodine, says Joel.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said iodine.
Now, there's no red line for you as you're the high-scorers,
but let's see how far down the column we can get with iodine.
22. Not bad.
55 is your total.
Yeah, named after the Greek word for "violet", iodine.
Thank you very much, Richard.
Liam. Well, that's nice and comfortable, I think.
A bit of a margin there.
-You can score 52 or less and still get through.
I don't know if I should hedge my bets and go for something
I definitely know or something I think
could potentially be pointless.
It is right, so I'm going to go for Rutherfordium.
Rutherfordium, says Liam.
OK. Here is your red line.
If you get below that with Rutherfordium, hooray.
-I think it's right.
Let's find out if Rutherfordium is right,
let's see how many people said it.
It is right. That was a risk worth taking,
and it gets you through, unsurprisingly.
Ooh! Stopping off at 3. Look at that.
Very well done indeed. Taking your total up to 5.
-Very well done.
-Terrific answer, Liam.
Very well played. And you can see as well,
you knew for a fact that it was one, but when you're under those lights,
suddenly you can't trust anything.
Named after Greg Rutherford, the long jumper.
Thank you very much indeed. Now, Stuart.
There you are on 3. 51 or less get you through.
How are you on chemistry, generally?
I didn't do it at school. I was more of a physics kind of guy at school.
More of a... More of a tachograph kind of guy.
That was me. What would you like to go for?
Well, I'm using the school of thought
of previous Pointless episodes.
-That's how I do it.
-Rutherfordium was one I had in mind, however,
-I am going to go for Californium.
All of this learned from Pointless.
I've got one as well, actually, up my sleeve. Learnt from Pointless.
-Up your sleeve?
-If it's a new one...
-Oh, hello, hello, hello!
Californium. There is your red line.
If you can get below that, you're through to the next round.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Californium.
There you are, you're through.
Look at that, 4. Lovely low-scoring.
Very well done indeed. Taking your total up to 7.
Another terrific answer, yeah.
And that sounds like it should have been named after California,
but it wasn't. Do you know what it was named after?
No, it was named after California.
-That would be crazy otherwise.
-Oh, it would be.
-What is your answer?
-Mine is my new favourite.
Literally, I've remembered it since the last time we played.
-It's a pointless answer.
-How about that?
How about that?
You can be very proud of yourself.
Shall we have a look at the other pointless answers?
-I think we should.
-Again, some of these will be familiar to you.
Pointless answer, well done if you said any of these.
-There it is.
Those are all be pointless answers. Let's take a look at the top three.
The ones most of our 100 people said.
Here are the biggest answers.
Iron, the third biggest answer with 33.
Then carbon, 34.
And oxygen, 48.
There we are. Thank you very much, Richard.
So, we are at the end of our second round
and that means they have to say goodbye to another pair,
and I'm afraid to say, Joel and Iris, it is you. I'm sorry.
The periodic table did not smile kindly upon you this round,
but we will see you again next time.
-And I hope we'll have more art based questions for you, Iris.
But meantime, thanks very much for playing, Joel and Iris.
Lovely contestants. APPLAUSE
But for the remaining two pairs, it's now time for our head-to-head.
Congratulations, Francesca and Liam, David and Stuart,
you are now one step closer to the final and a chance to play
for our jackpot, which currently stands at £1,000.
Well, here it is, the head-to-head round.
Very well done. You've got this far.
It means you're allowed now to confer before you give your answers
and, in this round, the first pair to win two questions
will be playing for that jackpot. Now, sometimes it can happen,
that people get through to the head-to-head round
just by dint of having been the two least-bad pairs.
You know what I'm saying. This time round,
you are most definitely the two best pairs. You have played so well.
We've had incredible low scores.
Very well done indeed.
You've been here before, David and Stuart. Francesca and Liam, though,
came from being our exitors at Round Two last time to our golden couple.
So, very, very well done. This will be close, I think.
Best of luck to both pairs. Let's play the head-to-head.
And here is your first question.
And it is all about...
-We are going to show you five pictures now of the casts
of various medical TV shows. Can you name the shows, please?
OK, let's reveal our casts of medical TV shows,
and here they come. We've got...
There we go.
Five casts of medical TV shows.
Francesca and Liam, you are our low scorers, so you will go first.
-D's Nurse Jackie.
We're going to go D - Nurse Jackie.
Nurse Jackie, say Francesca and Liam for D.
Nurse Jackie. Now, David and Stuart, the board is yours.
-Talk us through it.
-Well, that's the one that I don't think we knew.
-We didn't know that.
A is Scrubs.
And I think E is MASH.
B is Casualty and C is ER.
We'll go for A - Scrubs.
OK, A - Scrubs.
So, we have a Nurse Jackie and we have Scrubs.
Francesca and Liam said Nurse Jackie for D. Let's see if that's right,
let's see how many people said it.
That's a good answer. Look at that. 6 for Nurse Jackie.
Very strong answer there.
Yes, David and Stuart, you might struggle to beat that,
but let's see. You have said Scrubs for A.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
Not bad, but Nurse Jackie was going to be tough to beat there
and well done, Francesca and Liam. After one question, you are up 1-0.
Yeah, Xander said there'd been some low-scoring
and those were the two best scores on the board,
so well played, both teams, there. Couldn't have beaten Nurse Jackie.
Casualty there would have scored you 62 points.
with George Clooney in the middle there, would have scored you 28.
And MASH was even bigger then Casualty,
63 points for MASH.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard. So, here comes your second question.
David and Stuart, and you get to answer it first,
but you have to win it to stay in the game, remember.
So, best of luck. Our second question is all about...
-Yeah, simply five clues now to fact about Vivian Westwood.
-Can you give us the most obscure answer?
-Thank you very much indeed.
Let's reveal our five clues, and here they come.
We have got...
Let me read all of those again.
David and Stuart will go first.
Well, we know three of them.
It's just, I guess, trying to work out what we think
is going to be the... Let's go with the punk band?
We think the punk band is the Sex Pistols.
The Sex Pistols, say David and Stuart.
So, Francesca and Liam, it's over to you.
Do you want to fill in all those missing blanks?
We'd love to, but we can't.
-There's only the one that we know.
-We know the obvious one.
And the Happy singer who wore an oversized Westwood hat
is Pharrell Williams.
-Is that the one you're going to go for?
-OK, Pharrell Williams.
So, we have the Sex Pistols and Pharrell Williams.
David and Stuart went for the Sex Pistols.
Let's see how many of our 100 people got that.
That's a good, solid answer.
29 for the Sex Pistols.
Meanwhile, Francesca and Liam have gone for Pharrell Williams.
The Happy singer.
Let's see how many of our 100 people got Pharrell Williams.
There we are, it's right.
16. That's a turn up, isn't it?
Pharrell Williams beating the Sex Pistols there.
Which means, very well done indeed, Francesca and Liam,
after only two questions, you are straight through to the final, 2-0.
Very nicely played. Shall we fill in this board?
Do you know the London Street?
-Not Carnaby Street.
-Vivienne Westwood. Kings Road.
Kings Road. Would have scored you 3 points.
The politician... You can probably take a guess at this.
-Yeah, Margaret Thatcher.
Would have scored 20. And the musician, band manager...
-Malcolm McLaren. Yeah. That would have scored you 15.
Actually, maybe it was McLaren's shop that was on Carnaby Street.
He had a shop. Someone had a shop!
SOMEONE definitely... Some people in the '70s had shops.
There were definitely shops. Hold on, let me have a look.
Yeah, there are definitely shops on Carnaby Street, yeah.
There we are, good. Phew. Thank you very much indeed.
So, the pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head round,
David and Stuart, I'm so sorry.
Twice now, you've been through to the head-to-head.
Twice now, you've played
exceptionally well throughout the show.
Twice now, there's nothing wrong with your answers.
You've just been beaten by lower scores.
I mean, that's kind of the rules, isn't it? But there we are. Still,
I'm sorry that we didn't get to see you in the final,
but it's been great having you on the show.
-Thank you so much for playing, David and Stuart.
But for Francesca and Liam, it is now time for our Pointless final.
Congratulations, Francesca and Liam,
you have seen off all the competition
and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy.
You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot.
And the end of today's show, the jackpot is standing at £1,000.
Well, we could be on our way to equalling our previous record
of six consecutive giveaways of the jackpot,
but let's just think about what you've done today.
Fantastic. You've been our lowest scorers in Round One,
lowest scorers in Round Two, 2-0 in the head-to-head,
through to the final and we haven't even done comic books.
-It sounds great when you say it that way.
Say it again, just run through that again. It's great.
Now, as always, you get to choose your category in this round.
Four things will appear on the board behind me
and you just have to hope that there's something up there
that you don't mind. Something that looks enticing.
You know what they sometimes can look like,
but there's usually a nicer sub set of questions behind each one,
so don't worry too much.
Today's selection looks like this.
Actually, do panic. Yes.
-What do you want to go for?
-Historical Fiction looks good.
I think I could give European Actresses a good shout.
Train Stations, no. I think we should just ignore that one.
-And Sport. No, just throw that out.
-It's a nonstarter.
-I think we could both give the second one a go.
You would be on your own with the first one.
OK. European Actresses it is.
Yeah? We'll give European Actresses a go.
OK, give them a go.
-OK, very, very best of luck.
We've had five jackpot wins in a row, six would equal our record.
Fingers crossed you do it. These are the three questions
we are asking you...
We're looking for any feature film made for cinema release
for which Penelope Cruz has received an acting credit.
For which Monica Bellucci has received an acting credit.
Or for which Marion Cotillard has received an acting credit.
So, according to IMDB, any feature film made for cinema release
starring any one of those three.
Very, very best of luck.
OK, now, as always, you've got up to one minutes
to come up with three answers and all you need to win that jackpot
is for just one of those answers to be pointless.
I'll remind you now, you don't have to answer all three of those
categories, you can focus on whichever ones you like
for your three answers. Are you ready?
-OK, let's put 60 seconds up on the clock.
There they are. Your time starts now.
Penelope Cruz... Sahara.
She was in all those Pedro Almodovar films as well.
So, Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down.
-Yeah, that one. Marion Cotar...
She was in Dark Knight Rises, but then that was a big film.
But would people remember her name from it?
Monica Bellucci was in the Matrix, wasn't she?
Reloaded. Reloaded she was in.
And Monica Bellucci...
She was in Spectre, but stay far away from that, it's too recent.
-But I would definitely say Penelope Cruz is a good,
good shout even for... What was the first one I said? Sahara.
Even that's a good shout. Penelope Cruz...
Vanilla Sky. And what's the...? Is it definitely the one you said?
-Lock Me Up, Tie Me...
-Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down.
That's the only one I really remember.
-We can put in in there.
I definitely think Marion Cotillard, she was in Chocolat.
-No. That wasn't. That was Juliette Binoche.
-That's the one.
-Ten seconds left.
I think we should stick with Penelope Cruz, actually.
-We can go for both of them.
We can say Penelope Cruz and Monica Bellucci.
Yeah, do you want to go with Matrix Reloaded for her?
-Yeah. Let's give it a go.
-Yeah. Yeah. OK, cool.
OK, sounds like you've arrived at your three answers
-just as your minute runs out.
-Let's have those answers, then.
OK, so, for Penelope Cruz, we will go Vanilla Sky and...
-What was the one?
-Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down.
-Yeah. Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down.
Vanilla Sky. Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down.
-And then what was the...?
-Matrix Reloaded for Monica Bellucci.
-And The Matrix Reloaded.
OK, of those three, which is your best shot at a pointless answer?
-Yeah, Monica Bellucci on the fact
that she's not maybe as well-known as the other two.
OK, so we go for The Matrix Reloaded.
Yeah. I think Vanilla Sky at the top.
Now, Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down, because I'm not sure about that.
OK, so, the first one will be Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down,
second one will be... Vanilla Sky.
-Vanilla Sky, yeah.
-And then The Matrix Reloaded.
OK, well, let's put those answers up on the board in that order then,
and here they are. We've got...
Very, very best of luck.
Three good answers there.
Now, if one of these turns out to be pointless, and why wouldn't it?
You will win £1,000.
You'd be the sixth pair, consecutively, to win the jackpot.
What would you like to do with that, with that money?
I would put it towards a new car. I really need one.
-Very good. Liam?
-Well, it's my 30th in a bit,
and I would put it towards a Vegas trip, I think.
-That would be great.
-Well, very, very best of luck.
As I say, three good-looking answers there.
Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down was your first answer and, in this case,
we were looking for Penelope Cruz films.
This was the one you thought was probably least likely
to be pointless. You weren't entirely sure if it was right.
If it is right and if it is pointless, it wins you £1,000.
How many people said Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down?
Bad luck. I'm afraid an incorrect answer,
which means move onto your next answer which is Vanilla Sky.
In this case, again, we were looking for Penelope Cruz films.
If this is right and it is pointless, it will win you £1,000.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Vanilla Sky.
It is right. Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down, your first answer, was incorrect.
Vanilla Sky absolutely on the money.
Down it goes, through the 30s, into the 20s,
into the teens, down we go. Still going down.
10. We stop at 10.
That's a lovely low score. Sadly not a pointless answer, though,
so we have to move onto your third and final answer,
which was The Matrix Reloaded.
Now, in this case, we were looking for Monica Bellucci films.
This was the one that you thought was probably your best shot
at a pointless answer. You put it first for that reason.
If it is pointless, it wins you £1,000.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said The Matrix Reloaded.
Is it pointless?
It's right. Your first answer was incorrect, your second answer,
Vanilla Sky, took us down to 10.
Your third and final answer now takes us down through the teens,
we've passed 10. Into single figures, down it goes,
still going down...
I'm afraid we stop at 2.
Ah, not bad, not bad.
Not bad at all. That's a fabulous low score there,
but I'm afraid you didn't manage to find
that all-important pointless answer,
so I'm afraid you don't become our sixth consecutive jackpot winners.
That jackpot of £1,000 will rollover onto the next show,
but what a strong performance.
Amazingly strong right the way across the show.
2-0 in the head-to-head, no arguing with that.
And you get to take home a Pointless trophy each, so very,
very well done indeed. Thank you so much, Francesca and Liam.
That was very, very unlucky. Been a terrific partnership
all the way through and you clearly know your films as well.
We'll take you through the three answers and why you were unlucky.
You went for Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down,
because you said she's in lots of Almodovar films.
She absolutely is, she's just not in that one.
She's in Volver, which would have scored you 1.
All About My Mother was a pointless answer.
Broken Embrace was a pointless answer as well.
So, lots of Almodovar pointless answers out there.
You went for Matrix Reloaded.
Matrix Revolutions was a pointless answer, she was in that as well.
-I didn't think she was in it.
-Yeah, she is indeed, I'm afraid.
And you went for Vanilla Sky, but you were going to go for Sahara.
-And Sahara was a pointless answer as well.
Let's take a look at the Penelope Cruz films that were pointless.
Lots of answers here.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Woody Allen film.
Lots of pointless answers there.
Everything apart from Vanilla Sky, Blow, Captain Correlli's Mandolin,
Volver, Noel and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
Everything else was pointless for her.
Move on to Monica Bellucci.
Everything there apart from Spectre, Matrix Reloaded,
Irreversible and L'Appartement.
Everything else was a pointless answer.
Now, Marion Cotillard.
La Vie En Rose was pointless for Marion Cotillard. Also...
Everything for her apart from Macbeth,
Inception and the Dark Knight Rises. Everything else a pointless answer.
Very well done if you got one at home.
-That's really unlucky, isn't it?
Oh, I knew you should have gone for Sahara!
I just felt it in my bones.
I'm so sorry, though. You came so close,
but what an astonishing display across the show.
You've done very, very well. Sadly, though,
Francesca and Liam didn't win our jackpot today,
which means it rolls over on to the next show
when we will be playing for £2,000. There it is.
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.