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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Thank you very much indeed. Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong and welcome
to Pointless, the show where we are always striving to find the most
obscure answers. Let meet today's players.
And couple number one.
Hello, Xander, I'm Ed. This is my son Andrew.
I'm from Thornbury on Merseyside and Andrew is from Beckenham.
-Couple number two.
-Hi, there, I'm Richard.
This is my son Allistair and we're from Edinburgh.
Couple number three.
Hi, I'm Ghausia, this is my sister Sidra and we are from London.
And finally, couple number four.
Hi, I'm Norma, this is my daughter Anna and we're from Abingdon.
And these are today's contestants.
A very warm welcome to Pointless to each and everyone you. We'll get a
chance to chat to you throughout the show as it goes along,
so that just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
Has brains, will travel - it's my Pointless friend, it's Richard.
Hey, everybody. Good afternoon.
Good afternoon to you, sir.
-It's like a family special today.
Which is really, really nice. We have Ghausia and Sidra joining
us again, went through to Round Two last time - sisters.
And everybody else is parent and child.
Which is rather nice, isn't it? Including, on podium two,
the couple in Pointless history whose names are most like ours.
It's the closest we've ever had to a Richard and Alexander.
A lot of people think I am called Allistair.
They do, don't they? I did, for the first 700 episodes.
-Yeah, it's true.
-But I've got it now.
Absolutely got it. And, actually, on the last show,
we had a father and daughter in the jackpot round, and they were 5,
4 and 2 with their answers in the jackpot round.
That's unlucky, isn't it?
Everyone trying to hide their absolute delight.
-"Oh, no, that's a shame."
Yes, thank you very much. Yes, Lucy and Steve didn't win the jackpot
last time, so we add another £1,000 to that, so today's jackpot
starts off at £3,000. 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, so keep your scores nice and low.
Very, very best of luck to all four pairs.
Our first category this afternoon is...
Can you all decide in your pairs who's going to go first,
who's going to go second?
And whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.
OK. And our question concerns...
Flags with white stripes.
-We're about to show you a board now with different flags of
countries of the world, they all have white stripes on them,
we need you to tell us the name of the country, please.
To give you a slight extra clue, the flags will be in alphabetical
-order, the countries will be.
-That is kind.
-It is kind. As always,
by "country", we mean a sovereign state
that is a member of the UN in its own right. As always, by "flag", we
mean a flappy thing at the top of a pole.
Thank you very much indeed. OK, so we are going to put an image up
which will have all these flags on it. That will not be changing
halfway through the round. So let's reveal our image and here it is,
we have got these.
There you go.
Very much white stripes flags there.
-Now, Ed, welcome to Pointless. Great to have you here.
-And what do you do, Ed?
-I'm retired now, I was a police officer.
For how many years?
30. I did my 30 years before the mast.
I'm going to say Ed was good cop.
Well, I think Ed probably, in his heart,
I imagine he could act bad cop if he needed to.
-I suppose so.
-To get results.
-Yeah, to get results. Absolutely.
Ed, what do you spend your retirement doing?
What do you like getting up to?
Singing with my Gilbert and Sullivan society is my big hobby now.
Oh, now that's fun. Do you just sing or do you actually put on full,
-The full shows, yeah.
-Do you have a favourite opera?
The Mikado. Got to be The Mikado.
And you've been in that several times, possibly.
-Well, no, only the once.
-Just the once.
-Very good indeed.
Now, Ed, what about these flags?
-Is this a good round for you?
-Not too bad.
The top row second, I believe is Botswana.
Botswana, says Ed.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Botswana.
Down to 2, Ed, what a start to the show.
Very well done indeed. 2 for Botswana.
That's a terrific start, very well played.
Blue represents water and rain,
and the black and white is for racial harmony and peace.
-It's a lovely colour, isn't it?
It would look nice in the kitchen.
Wouldn't that be nice in the kitchen?
-Yeah, don't you think?
-Very nice indeed.
I might launch a series of flag kitchens.
-I tell you,
you'd be interested in the Botswana.
"Yes, come and have a look at the Botswana."
Yeah. Very nice. Now then, let's move on.
Let's move on. Before we get carried away.
Thank you very much indeed. Allistair, welcome.
-Very good to have you here from Edinburgh.
What do you do, Allistair?
-I'm assistant venue manager for a live music venue.
-Oh, that is fun.
Whereabouts is your venue?
It's in the city centre of Edinburgh.
Very good indeed. So how many nights a week do you have live music on?
We usually only have live music on a Friday and a Saturday,
but we do open seven days a week.
-Right, and how long have you worked there?
-Five years, now.
Now, Allistair, what are your interests?
-I imagine music must be important.
-Music is one of them,
but predominantly football is my main sort of... Close to my heart.
Very good. International football?
Cos that could be helpful, I'm just thinking, just thinking,
just segueing very professionally into the rubric of the show.
Allistair, what would you like to go for on our lovely flags?
I would like to say Estonia.
Estonia, says Allistair. Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Estonia.
2 is our only score so far.
Estonia is beautifully low.
Look at that - 13. Very well done indeed, Allistair.
Yes, there is Estonia on the top right.
-Yes. Bathroom, I would say.
-Kind of nautical theme to that.
Yes, a nice Marmoleum floor.
-That would be quite nice.
You're very good on kitchens.
-Thank you very much.
Thank you very much indeed. Now, Sidra, welcome back to Pointless.
Last time we had to say goodbye to you in Round Two.
I think this time, we will see much, much more of you.
Sidra, remind us what you do.
I've just qualified as a junior doctor.
-And you're about to start in Essex.
So you start in a hospital as a hospital doctor.
-How long will you be in that hospital in Essex?
So, about a year there, and then a year in a different hospital.
And how far into that year before they tell you where you go next?
I know where I'll be for the one after, and it's also in Essex.
That's nice. Good. You don't have to move, or anything.
Well, very, very best of luck.
-Now, how do you like our flag round?
-They look very nice.
My world geography
is not that strong,
but there is one flag
I kind of have to say,
so I'm going to go for Pakistan.
Pakistan, says Sidra. Let's see if she's right, let's see how many
of our 100 people said Pakistan.
It's correct. Our high score is 13 and our low score is 2.
There we go. 35 for Pakistan.
Well played, Sidra, there it is on the third row on the far right.
It's a lovely green, isn't it?
It is a nice green. It's more of an outdoor colour,
maybe on a summer house.
-That's a nice idea.
-Or something like that.
-On a veranda.
A painted wood, a veranda would be lovely, yeah.
Very nice. Thank you very much, Richard.
Well, we come to you, Norma. A warm welcome to Pointless.
-Here from Abingdon in Yorkshire.
What keeps you busy in Abingdon?
I work as a children's speech and language therapist.
-That must be such a rewarding thing to do.
-It's great fun, actually.
I spend my days sort of playing with little children on the floor,
getting language samples and analysing them and it is a lovely
-way to earn a living.
-Your treatment and therapy
is very much bespoke,
very much on a child by child basis?
Yes, we do some group work, but, yes, you sort of have to assess
-and differentially diagnose and get targets for therapy and...
And when you see the results of the therapy,
-it must be fantastic.
Norma, what do you like doing when you're not working?
I'm a very keen gardener when I get the time, and I also love cooking,
and I love growing things in the garden that I can bring into the
kitchen and cook, particularly chillies.
-I'm very fond of spicy food.
-My mouth is now watering.
What would you like to go for
on our range of kitchen
and bathroom colours?
I think that the Irish flag
is there, so I will go for
the Republic of Ireland.
The Republic of Ireland, says Norma.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said that.
Well, 35 is our high score.
Until now. 55 is our high score. Norma.
-Yeah, there is Ireland on the second row.
On the far right. Now, they have the National Ploughing Championships,
that's 300,000 people turning up, amazingly. Held every year.
It is a huge agricultural show, as well.
-But it's... That is the centrepiece of it.
Trying to work out the colour scheme
that would be nice on maybe curtains
in a child's bedroom.
But I would have transfers of jungle
animals on it as well.
-Don't you think?
-Very good, yeah. I think that's good.
-Something to think about.
It is. I am now thinking about it.
-Yeah. These are going to get harder, if anything.
-They are. They are.
I'm now going to go back to the round, though. We'll come back to...
..back to the bedroom.
it was going to happen sooner or later. So...
We are halfway through the round.
Let's just get that done first, at least,
and take a look at the scores while we're at it.
2 is the best score of the round so far.
Very well done indeed, Ed and Andrew.
Looking very strong at this point. Then we travel up to 13,
which is where we find Allistair and Richard.
35, Sidra and Ghausia.
Then up to 55.
So, yes, Norma and Anna, we need a low score from you.
Very best of luck with that. We're going to come back down the line
right now. Can the second players please step up to the podium?
-So, Anna, welcome to Pointless.
-Good to have you here.
-Also from Abingdon.
-What do you do, Anna?
I'm a maths student at St Andrews University.
-Right, what year are you in?
-I've just finished second year.
St Andrews, that will be two more years, presumably.
-Yeah, it will be.
-If you were going into your last year, that would be sad.
-What are you doing up there, apart from your maths?
What other things keep you amused?
I do quite a lot of cooking up there, like my mum.
So cooking quite a big thing in your family, then?
Yeah, it is with ours, at least.
Yeah, we are the main family chefs, I would say.
Very good indeed. Anna, how are you feeling about these flags?
I don't know.
I was really excited
when I saw Botswana,
because it was a bit of revision
beforehand, and then the others,
I was like, obviously there is
really obvious ones.
I'm going to say the Netherlands.
The Netherlands, says Anna.
No red line for you as you are the high-scorers.
-But let's see how many of our 100 people said the Netherlands.
Oh, no, I'm sorry.
That scores you 100 points,
and takes your total up to 155.
-Yes, same colours as some of the flags up there,
but not the same flag, I'm afraid.
Thank you very much indeed.
-Now then, Ghausia. Welcome back.
Remind us what you do.
I am a third year natural sciences student, about to go on...
About to go on into organic chemistry, we discovered last time.
And what are your interests?
So, I enjoy video editing and graphic design, that sort of thing.
Wow, that is quite fun. It's rather niche. As a hobby.
But what a great thing to do. So how did you get into that?
It was just kind of, I started off just making posters for fun,
and then I started doing stuff for university, really...
-Just for events and stuff like that.
-And now people come to you
-specifically, and say, "We want YOU to do this."
Nice to see your work up about as well,
being appreciated by a wide audience.
The good news is you are through to the next round, whatever you score.
Takes a little bit of pressure off.
But why not see what flags
you know up there?
I will go for...
No red line, you are already through.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said France.
It's very right. Look at that.
83. That takes your total up to 118.
They have a pig festival in France
where people dress up as pigs
and they have pig races and imitate
pigs, but they eat sausages.
That seems a bit much.
-A celebration of the pig, and they are all...
If I was a pig and I saw there was a pig festival, I would think,
-"Oh, that's nice."
-"I'll get in for free."
Yeah. "I'm going to head down there, it sounds brilliant. Take the kids.
"How lovely." Suddenly you turn up
-and realise you've made a pretty bad mistake.
-Back out, back out.
-Just keep driving.
-That is not for us.
Thank you very much indeed.
Now, Richard. We come to you, Richard. What do you do?
I am a financial adviser based in Cheltenham.
Right you are. So you moved down from Edinburgh, did you?
-I have indeed, yeah.
-Work brought you down.
-No, my wife did.
I see. And what are your interests, Richard?
My main interest is probably music.
I am rediscovering vinyl all over again.
That sounds... Did you have a vinyl collection earlier, before?
I did, but I don't want to talk about it.
Oh, no! Your story might be the same as mine.
-I got rid of mine.
-Is it in a loft somewhere?
No! No, I gave it to our builders.
I had a Lou Reed Transformer
that my brother had once used as a plate at a barbecue.
And I had lovingly taken all the fat and tomato ketchup out of every
groove of that. I had to give it away.
-That is really sad.
-Yeah, it is.
-Anyway, we'll rediscover it.
-You and me together.
Wonderful. Richard, what would you like to go for, bearing in mind that
you are through to Round Two anyway, it doesn't matter what you score.
It does take the pressure off a bit.
I was thinking about taking a punt
and I might just do that.
Just going around the alphabet,
I'm going to go for Venezuela.
Venezuela. Let's see how many of our 100 people said Venezuela.
No red line, you are already through.
Not there, sadly.
Scores you 100 points.
Couldn't matter less. 113 is your total.
-You are through.
-No white stripe on the Venezuelan flag.
-It has got white stars.
White stars, of course, very nice, again, on a child's ceiling.
-Yeah, very nice. Very nice.
-Against maybe a dark blue.
I'm loving the French dark blue.
That is a beautiful blue.
It is nice, that blue, isn't it?
I would have that maybe in a...
Oh, I give up.
Nice. Andrew, welcome to Pointless.
Great to have you here. What do you do?
I am a business journalist, specialising in home interiors,
and in particular kitchens and bathrooms.
Do you know what? His magazine, for the last, I mean,
for the last Lord knows how many editions, has been a bit...
-Just been a bit tired.
-He is going to be ringing back straight after
-this, going, "I got an idea!"
Seriously, is that really your area of expertise?
-Yeah, it really is, I'm afraid, yeah.
-Very good indeed.
Now, Andrew, so we're not doing your editing.
-Is that what you do? You edit?
Is it just one magazine do you have a whole raft of...?
I am in charge of two or three magazines.
-A small publisher up in Harrow.
-That is fun.
Did you set it up yourself, or...?
No, no, but I am employed there, I've been there about 15 years.
But it does mean that I have to tell people I write about toilets
-for a living.
-OK, that's... There are worse things to do.
Andrew, what would you like to go for? Brilliant low score from Ed
in the first pass. Do you want to throw some names out there and...?
Well, thank goodness for that,
cos that's just a screen full of
stripes to me, absolutely useless.
Seeing as we are already through,
I am going to go for Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe, says Andrew. No red line, you are already through.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Zimbabwe. Is it right?
It is not right, I'm afraid. No Zimbabwe on that board.
102 is your total.
Let's take a look at what is on the board, though.
We will start ahead of Botswana
there, we have Austria. 23.
Next to Botswana we've got Bulgaria,
would have scored you 11.
On to the second row now,
next to France we have Gambia.
That is a pointless answer,
very well done if you said that.
They call themselves The Gambia.
I always wondered why, and it's cos when Zambia became a new nation,
-they thought people would get confused.
-Oh, I see.
Next to Gambia you've got Hungary.
Would have scored you 12.
Now, on the next row down, Italy.
Big scorer - 72 points.
Another pointless answer
next to that is...
I do know that one. Madagascar.
The flag of Madagascar.
Well done if you said that.
Next to Madagascar is Nigeria.
Would have scored you 16 points.
Bottom row, we have Russia.
23. Then Sierra Leone, on 1.
And I think the one everyone was trying for, this one
on the bottom right-hand corner, a pointless answer for Yemen.
Another country that sometimes likes to say "the".
Yeah, they do like that.
Yemen. The Ukraine as well.
-Yeah, lots of them do.
-That's so they don't get confused with cranes.
-Lots of roads do it as well. The Goldhawk Road.
-All sorts of things.
-The King's Road.
-Yeah, what's that about?
-What is that about?
-What is that all about?
I don't know, what is that all about, Andrew?
-I wish I knew.
-He doesn't know, either.
Thank you very much. We are at the end of our first round.
The pair we have to say goodbye to with their high score of 155,
-I'm so sorry, Anna and Norma, it is you, but we will see you again next time.
-We look forward
to that very much indeed. In the meantime, thanks very much for playing. Norma and Anna.
For the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
And so we're down to three pairs.
At the end of this round, we will have to say goodbye to another pair.
I have to say, everybody did so well in that round...on the first pass.
Everyone did so badly on that round in the second pass,
but there we are.
It got harder, didn't it, as the easier flags were picked up.
Anyway, best of luck to all three pairs for our next category, which is...
Can you decide in your pairs who's going to go first.
who's going to go second? And whoever is going first,
please step up to the podium.
OK, let's find out what the question is. Here it comes.
We gave 100 people 100 seconds to name as many words ending in...
..as they could. Words ending in K-E-T.
A fun one, that, isn't it? We are looking for any word in the
English language, so any word which has its own entry in the British
& world English section of Oxforddictionarys.com that ends K-E-T.
As always, no proper nouns, no hyphenated words.
-Thank you very much indeed.
-I'm giving up predicting yours.
Haven't got one right for so long.
Mm. I'll keep thinking.
Andrew, always tough going first on a words round.
Well, there is lots of very obvious ones, I think, but got to try and
pick one that's going to get me a good low score. I think gasket.
-..says Andrew. Let's see if...
It has earned you a buzz from the audience, which is nice.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said gasket.
12 for gasket.
Yeah, a sheet or ring of rubber or other material between two surfaces.
Usually in an engine, but lots of other machines.
Thank you very much, Richard. Now, Allistair.
I've got a couple. It's just which one to go for.
I think I am going to go with locket.
Locket, says Allistair.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said locket.
35 for locket.
Yeah, small ornamental case.
Thank you very much, Richard. Now then, Ghausia.
-What would you like to go for?
I will go for supermarket.
Oh, you see, that is...
That is good. Let's see how many of our 100 people said supermarket.
4 for supermarket. There we go.
Very well done indeed.
Yeah, simply where you buy soup.
Thank you very much, Richard. We're halfway through the round. Let's take a look at our scores.
4 - the best score of the pass, very well done indeed, Ghausia.
That puts you well ahead of everyone.
Then we travel up to 12 where we find Andrew and Ed.
Then up to 35 where we find Allistair and Richard.
So, Richard, yes, we need a nice low supermarket-like score from you on
the next pass, and see if that is enough to keep you in the game.
We are going to come back down the line, now. Can the second players please step up to the podium?
OK, Sidra, we are looking for words that end in K-E-T.
OK. I am going to go for casket.
Casket. Here is your red line.
If you can get below this red line with casket
you are through to the next round. How many of our 100 people said it?
-Very well done indeed. 23. Gets you through.
27 is your total.
-Good answer there. Safely through.
-Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
-Now, you are the high-scorers, as you know,
but there might be a low-scoring answer in there.
There may well be.
-I'm not sure it's coming from me.
I'm going to go... I'm not sure if this is hyphenated,
but I'm going to go with the same theme as earlier
-and go for hypermarket.
There's another buzz there. I think that's the buzz of risk as well.
We're all weighing up the hyphen possibilities there, aren't we?
Hypermarket. Let's find out. No red line for you.
Let's see how many of 100 people said it. Is it right?
It is right.
It is right. Supermarket scored 4.
Scores 2! Look at that! Very well done indeed.
37 is your total.
Have you done enough, I wonder, to save yourselves?
Yeah, it's a very good answer.
Yeah, that's a supermarket that everybody is talking about.
-Thank you very much indeed.
Now then, Ed.
You have a target, which is 24.
Right. I also had hypermarket but I've got a couple of backups.
I will go for junket.
Junket, OK. There is your red line.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said junket.
Very well done. That gets you through, down to 5 for junket.
Yeah, it is a pudding but also a free trip.
Often given as a gift.
Journalists often go on junkets.
Do they not? In the interiors world?
-They used to, yeah.
My grandma used to make junkets,
-a sort of milky pudding with a layer of...
-A kind of, yeah,
-with curds and all sorts.
-You don't look happy about it.
No, I didn't used to be, I'm now thinking it might be rather nice.
-Now I've grown up.
-How long ago was it?
-Well, no, we would have to make it again.
-Oh, I see what you mean.
-You've got to be very careful.
-Have you got an answer?
Brisket. It is not very...
At last! At last!
-There we go!
-At last! Thank you very much.
I knew it.
8 points. 8 points for brisket.
I knew... See, because around about this time of day,
like everyone at home, he is hungry.
-I know he is. So anything that is food-related.
-There you go.
There is lots of pointless answers here.
Let's take a look at a few of them.
I'll go through the low scores before we do that.
Below supermarket you would have got 2 for snicket
and for crocket and for pickpocket.
And you would have got 1 point four becket and skyrocket.
Skyrocket would have been a lovely answer.
Let's take a look at some of the pointless ones.
Breadbasket - a pointless answer.
Downmarket. That is a great answer.
-Too much brisket and junket.
Multipacket, which actually is a ship, it's not... To my mind,
that would be six packs of crisps in one go, but it is not.
A multipack. Outcricket.
Which means the bit where you're not batting.
Straitjacket. Pointless answer.
Unpocket. Upmarket. And wastebasket. There's some great answers.
It's interesting with that hypermarket one,
everyone is very worried about the hyphens,
which is why lots of these things are pointless answers.
Let's take a look at the top three. The ones that most of our 100 people said.
Thanks very much indeed. So, at the end of our second round,
the pair we are saying goodbye to, with the high score of 37,
not a high score at all, but Richard and Allistair, I'm afraid, it is the highest score.
So it is you we bid a fond farewell to.
-We will see you again next time. We look forward to it very much.
Thanks very much for playing, Richard and Allistair.
But for the remaining two players, it is now time for our head-to-head.
Congratulations, Ed and Andrew, Ghausia and Sidra, you are now
one step closer to the final and a chance to play for our jackpot,
which currently stands at £3,000. There it is.
So we are in the head-to-head. You are now allowed to confirm.
The first pair to win two questions will be playing for the jackpot.
This is nice. It's a father-son versus sisters head-to-head.
Boys versus girls.
Yes, Ed and Andrew on their first appearance here on Pointless,
Ghausia and Sidra have a bit more Pointless experience behind them.
Yes, this could go either way. I wouldn't really want to call it.
But best of luck to both pairs. Let's play the head-to-head.
Here is your first question. And it concerns...
-I'm so sorry, that is actually just the dress code
for the Pointless Christmas party. We are going to give you five clues
to facts about monks and nuns.
Can you give us the most pointless answer?
Thank you very much indeed.
Let's reveal our five clues. And here they come.
I'll read those again.
Ed and Andrew, you will go first.
I could have a stab
at the bottom one.
A couple of the others are pretty
obvious. I'll go for the top one,
which is Buckfast Abbey.
Buckfast Abbey, say Ed and Andrew. Now then, Ghausia and Sidra,
do you feel like talking us through the rest of that board?
So the US actress...
Go on. You go for it.
The art historian, no idea.
-Also The Canterbury Tales...
-Don't know that.
Last one, potentially Buddhism.
Do you want to risk it?
Whoopi Goldberg will be high, but...
But rather an obvious answer.
I don't know, maybe we should just go for Buddhism.
-That is going to be pretty low, isn't it?
-Yeah. OK. We're going to
-say the last one, Buddhism.
-Buddhism. So we have Buckfast Abbey
and we have Buddhism.
Ed and Andrew said Buckfast Abbey.
Let's see if that is right, for the Devon monastery.
Let's see how many people said it.
Oh, that's a good answer! 18 for Buckfast Abbey.
Ghausia and Sidra, meanwhile,
have gone for Buddhism for the last one, the bhikkhu monk.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Buddhism.
That's a good answer!
Oh! 21. 21 for Buddhism.
Very good. I knew this was going to be close.
But very well done. And, Ed and Andrew, after one question,
-you are up 1-0.
-Two terrific answers there, very well done.
I went to a Buddhist temple when I was in China,
and it is an amazing place. The chief monk, the chief Buddhist
was walking through, and I said to the person I was with,
"Is there any way I can get a photograph?" He looked amazing.
She said, "No, they would never... It's just not what they do.
"This is work for them," and blah, blah, blah.
And then he turned round, he saw me, he saw how tall I was,
and this is China, he walked over to the person I was with and just
whispered, and she said, "He just asked if he can have a photo taken with you?"
I went, "No, no, I won't..."
"For me, this is what I do. I am tall."
Now, you were right about Whoopi Goldberg.
You were right to avoid it as well.
She would have scored you 68 points.
Canterbury Tales is...
He would have scored you 34.
And the best answer on the board,
7 points for Sister Wendy,
Sister Wendy Beckett. Very well done if you said that.
-Thank you very much, Richard.
Here comes your second question.
Ghausia and Sidra, you have to win this one to stay in the game.
But you get to answer it first, so you have a slight advantage here.
Good luck. Our second question is all about...
-I will show you five pictures now of famous Trevors.
But who is the least famous of our famous Trevors?
There we are. OK, let's reveal our Trevors.
It's Trevors away. And we have...
There we are. Five famous Trevors.
OK, now, Ghausia and Sidra, you feel free to confer
-over the Trevors.
-I don't think we need to.
We both know which one we know.
C, Trevor McDonald.
C, Trevor McDonald.
OK, now, Ed and Andrew,
talk us through the other Trevors, if you like.
Don't know E. I think A is Trevor Nunn, we think.
B is Trevor Eve. C, Trevor McDonald.
D, Trevor Brooking.
Go for Trevor Nunn.
OK. A, Trevor Nunn, say Ed and Andrew.
So, we have Trevor McDonald and we have Trevor Nunn.
Now, Ghausia and Sidra went for Trevor McDonald, for C.
Let see how many of our 100 people got McDonald.
Oh, that is a big score there. 84.
Ed and Andrew, meanwhile, have gone for Trevor Nunn, for A.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said that.
It's right, and it wins you the point, is the crucial one.
There we are. 10.
10 for the lovely Trevor Nunn, and that means, very well done,
Ed and Andrew. After only two questions,
you are straight through to the final, 2-0.
It has been very NUNN-heavy, this head-to-head, hasn't it?
Let's fill these in, shall we?
He would have scored you 36.
He would have scored you 21. The best answer on the board is E,
the first hairstylist to get an MBE from the Queen.
-I love a sorbet.
I like a lemon sorbet.
Oh, do you?
Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
So, the pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head,
I'm afraid it is Ghausia and Sidra.
It's been lovely having you on both shows,
and you came so close to the final,
but I'm afraid this is where we say goodbye.
Thanks so much for playing. Ghausia and Sidra.
But for Ed and Andrew, it's now time for our Pointless final.
Congratulations, Ed and Andrew.
You have fought off all the competition,
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 £3,000.
I have to say, this is a textbook Pointless smash-and-grab, I mean,
you come in, first show, low score, low score, low score.
The only blot on your copybook was Zimbabwe.
I mean, I don't want to jinx it,
but usually that kind of Pointless career,
I think, tends to finish with a nice jackpot.
Let's hope so.
What would you like to see on the board behind me?
-We haven't had any good movie questions yet.
OK, yeah. You would be happy with that? Well, very best of luck.
Let's hope there is something on the board that you like the look of.
Today's selection reads like this. We have got...
Would you like that in tens or fives or what?
I would be tempted by Decades of Formula 1.
But I think you're going to know more about Quentin Tarantino.
Look at it this way, I know zero about Formula 1.
-Right, OK, then.
-So you would be on your own with that one.
-Quentin Tarantino it is, then.
-Quentin Tarantino films, yeah.
OK. Quentin Tarantino it is.
OK, we are looking for any cast member of any of the following three
films, according to IMDb, all Quentin Tarantino movies.
We are looking for anyone who appeared in...
So anyone according to IMDb who acted in any of those three films,
apart from Quentin Tarantino himself. Very, very best of luck.
Thank you very much. Now, as always, you have got up to one minute
to come up with the answers, and all you need to win the jackpot is for
just one of those answers to be pointless. Are you ready?
-OK, let's put 60 seconds up on the clock.
There they are. Your time starts now.
Jackie Brown herself was Pam Grier.
So I don't think she would be that well-known. Probably?
Bridget Fonda was in it as well.
Robert De Niro shoots her.
She would be quite good, I think. Reservoir Dogs...
A bit more tricky. Steve Buscemi.
Django Unchained, I'm a bit...
I've only seen that once. A bit trickier, that one.
-That's once more than I have.
-So, Samuel L Jackson...
Yeah, let's go for Bridget Fonda.
-And Tim Roth.
And you don't know who any of them are, do you?
Well, I've heard of two of them.
Well done. Hopefully the one you haven't heard of is a good shout.
Do you want to just use the rest of the minute to mull over any others?
I can't think of anyone else in Django Unchained.
Samuel L Jackson...
I can't think of anyone else who would be...
OK. The ball is in your court, yeah.
OK. There we are. Your time is now up.
Let's have your three answers.
OK, we are going to go for, from Jackie Brown,
-we are going to go Bridget Fonda.
-From Reservoir Dogs, we are going to go Tim Roth.
-Tim Roth. OK. Of those
three, which is your best shot at a pointless answer?
-Bridget Fonda goes last.
The least likely to be Pointless?
-Tim Roth, we'll put him first.
Very good. Pam Grier in the middle.
OK, well, let's put those answers up on the board in that order, then.
And here they are. We have got Tim Roth, we have got Pam Grier,
and we've got Bridget Fonda. Well, three good answers there.
Are they good enough, I wonder, for you to win the jackpot of £3,000?
What would you like to do with that
if one of these turns out to be a pointless answer, Ed?
I will probably end up spending most of it on my grandson, anyway,
so I will give my half straight over to his dad.
So I'm laughing either way.
Oh, Andrew, how about you?
Well, think we could take my son and my missus
on a very nice holiday,
or I might just not tell them and buy myself a big telly.
OK, it will be our little secret, Andrew. Yeah.
OK, well, very best of luck. Your first answer was Tim Roth.
In this case, we were looking for cast members from Reservoir Dogs.
If this is pointless, it will win you £3,000.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Tim Roth.
Now, if this goes all the way down to zero, as I say,
you will leave with £3,000.
Tim Roth now takes us down through the 20s...into the teens...
Oh! Not quite into single figures there. 11 for Tim Roth.
That is why you put him first, though.
We now move into slightly more obscure territory.
Your next answer was Pam Grier.
Now, in this case, we are looking for Jackie Brown cast members.
This has to be pointless for you to win the jackpot of £3,000,
so let's see how many people said Pam Grier.
Your first answer, Tim Roth, took us down to 11.
Pam Grier now takes us down
through the 30s, into the 20s.
Down into the teens. We have passed 11, into single figures.
8, there we are. Pam Grier. 8.
These are all very good scores, by the way. Very good scores indeed.
Just annoyingly, we only accept pointless answers this last round.
We move on to your third and final answer, which is Bridget Fonda.
Again, we are in Jackie Brown territory.
We are looking for any cast member of that film.
If this is pointless, it will win you £3,000.
How many people said Bridget Fonda for Jackie Brown? Is it pointless?
Well, it's right. Your first answer, Tim Roth, took us down to 11.
Pam Grier they took us down to 8.
Bridget Fonda now takes us down, past 11, past 8, down we are going,
still going down. Oh! 2!
You ordered those answers immaculately,
can I just say? Very good answers, all three of them.
And Bridget Fonda, particularly, getting us down to 2.
So close, we were within touching distance of that pointless answer
and the jackpot, but I'm afraid you did not manage to get it,
so the jackpot will roll over on to the next show,
but it's been fabulous having you here. What a brilliant performance,
-right the way across.
-You can be very proud of that.
And you get a Pointless trophy each to take home in recognition.
-That's what we came for.
-Ed and Andrew, very good indeed.
Yeah, a valiant effort there.
Well played. Let's take a look at these pointless answers.
Jackie Brown, you could have had Aimee Graham,
the US comic Chris Tucker,
who is in the Rush Hour films with Jackie Chan.
Michael Bowen from Breaking Bad, a pointless answer. Robert Forster
was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in Jackie Brown,
Best Supporting Actor.
He is a pointless answer. Everyone in the film is a pointless answer,
apart from Samuel L Jackson, Pam Grier, Robert De Niro,
Bridget Fonda and Michael Keaton. Everybody else, a pointless answer.
Reservoir Dogs, now...
Mr Blue, Edward Bunker,
also a crime novelist, was a pointless answer.
Kirk Baltz. He plays the kidnapped cop.
And Lawrence Tierney, who is Joe Cabot, and Stephen Wright,
the US comedian, who is the voice-over on the radio
in Reservoir Dogs.
Everyone in that film, apart from Harvey Keitel and Michael Madsen, Tim Roth and Steve Buscemi
are pointless answers. Chris Penn would have scored you 1 point.
He plays Nice Guy Eddie. And Django Unchained now.
Some very famous actors.
Here, Bruce Dern, a pointless answer.
Jonah Hill, Don Johnson, Russ Tamblyn.
Everyone apart from Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx,
Samuel L Jackson, Kerry Washington, Christophe Waltz and Franco Nero.
Everyone else a pointless answer.
-Very well done if you got one at home.
-Thank you very much, Richard.
And thank you, Ed and Andrew, who, very sadly,
didn't win our jackpot today,
which means it rolls over onto the next show, when we be playing
Join us then to see if someone can win it. Meanwhile, it's goodbye
-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.