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.
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Thank you very much indeed. Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong
and welcome to Pointless, the show that puts obscure knowledge to the test.
Let's meet today's players.
And, couple number one.
Hello, I'm Arthur, this is my fiancee,
Steph, and we have come from Loughborough.
Couple number two.
Hi, I'm Jane, I'm from Tadworth in Surrey and this is my best
-friend, Sue. She's from Berkshire.
-Couple number three.
Hi, I'm Tom, this is my housemate, Sam, and we're from Exeter.
And finally, couple number four.
Hi, I'm Angela, this is my friend, Nick.
I'm from south-west London and Nick is from High Wycombe.
And these are today's contestants.
Thanks very much to all of you, a warm welcome to the show.
We'll get to chat to each of you throughout the show as it
goes along, so that just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
The most important number in our collective equation,
where X is constant and Y is an unfeasibly tall man in glasses.
It's my Pointless friend, it's Richard.
Hiya! Hi, everybody.
-Good afternoon to you.
-How are you?
-I'm very well.
We only have one returning pair from last time but they were
-Tom and Sam, weren't they? They're very clever, everybody.
I'm sorry to break that to you. You may be clever as well,
we don't know that yet, but they definitely are.
It's annoying, isn't it? I would prefer to come on a show where there's, you know,
-there's only one returning pair and they were terrible.
But Tom and Sam, head-to-head, 2-1 in the... You know it was good, it was a good show, wasn't it?
-And they know about everything.
One of the categories was "Everything" in the last round.
And they both got pointless answers, it was amazing.
It was "name anything in the world" and both of them,
-so, there was only two pointless answers.
It was Chico and Oswestry.
Those were the only two pointless answers. And they got both of them.
No offence to anyone in Oswestry, especially if Chico's visiting.
-Wow, that would be a strange eclipse, wouldn't it? Chico.
-Oh, it'd be weird.
-Have you ever been to Oswestry?
-I haven't either. It's a nice name, though, isn't it?
That's why I plucked it out of thin air.
It always makes me think of owls. Why should it?
-Well, because of the "O" and the "W", I guess.
-I guess it must be.
-But, yeah, I bet it has no connection to the owl.
-I bet there are owls THERE.
I do hope so.
There can't be a town without an owl in the whole of the UK.
-There's a folk song there, isn't there?
-A town without an owl.
# She came from a town without an owl... #
-She didn't give a hoot.
GROANING There we are!
Now then, Dave and Jan didn't win the jackpot last time,
they weren't as clever as Tom and Sam...
LAUGHTER ..which means we add another £1,000, so today's jackpot
starts off at £2,000. There we are.
Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.
Now, remember this, the pair with the highest score at the end
of each round will be eliminated.
So, you know what you have to do to make sure you're not that pair.
Best of luck to all four pairs. Our first category today 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, let's find out what the question is, here it comes.
We gave 100 people 100 seconds to name as many...
..US states containing the letters U or S.
Yeah, simply looking for any of the 50 US states
that have the letters U or S anywhere in the names, please.
Thank you very much indeed. Steph, a warm welcome, from Loughborough?
-What keeps you busy in Loughborough, Steph?
Erm, work, mostly.
-Yeah, nice work, yeah, I actually work
in Nottingham, and we just live in Loughborough.
What work do you do in Nottingham?
-So, I project manage e-learning courses.
-That's an online thing?
Yeah, so, it's normally for big companies that do it internally for
-..so I would project manage the creation of those courses.
I see. And do you ever go out and sort of road test it, with...
-Take it round the companies, see how they do?
-No, we normally just get
feedback from the company that says, "Can you fix this, please?"
You just stay up in Nottingham, quite right.
Now, Steph, what would you like to go for?
a US state with a U or an S in its name.
-I think I'll go for Nebraska, please.
-Nebraska, says Steph.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Nebraska.
9! Well done.
I think that's a very good start to the round, Steph.
-Lovely single-digit score.
-Well played, Steph, they call it the Cornhusker State or the Beef State.
The Owl State. LAUGHTER
-There must be one.
-I bet there is!
-Again, I bet there's no states without owls.
-Owls get everywhere, don't they?
-Couldn't come from a state without an owl.
No, of course you couldn't, it'd be crazy.
-Now, Sue, welcome to Pointless. Great to have you here.
What keeps you busy, Sue?
Well, technically, I'm retired, but I also work part-time as
a child development psychologist.
So, how long have you been doing that?
Was that something you were doing before you retired as well?
-No, no, no, since I retired.
-So, you've taken that up in retirement?
-That sounds like taking on a whole new job?
-Well, it is, actually.
-I've been doing it for 11 years.
-That's the age of my eldest grandchild.
And you must enjoy that, it must be very fulfilling.
Yes, I'm kept very busy by all seven of my grandchildren and
that's what I mean when I'm a child psychologist.
LAUGHTER Oh, I see! I... I get you, I walked right into that.
-I thought you were very impressed.
But you're right, you put it in exactly the right context.
And while we're there, I must say hello to all of them, please.
-Right, come on, your time is running now. Let's see, can you remember them all?
-Yes, hello, Max...
Sorry, Teddy. LAUGHTER
-Love you lots!
-Ooh, I caught that.
All right, you can have it, you can have it. There we are.
-Now, Sue, what about a US state with a U or an S in it ?
Kentucky, says Sue. Let's see how many of our 100 people said Kentucky.
Look at that, 11! For Kentucky. Good grouping.
-Yeah, known for the Kentucky owl.
Which is a famous... It's a delicacy.
-There's a secret recipe for that, isn't there?
-Yeah, there is.
-KFO is the name of the company.
-There we are. Sam, welcome back to Pointless.
We discovered you were in your last year at Exeter. Cos you were
-doing international relations.
-And wanted to go into the art world.
Um, from a really young age, I've been going to art...galleries
and grown up around artists and things like that.
See, that's nice. And do you have a favourite era of art?
-A type of art?
-Probably 1900 to...1950.
-Mainly European, yeah.
European. And, I mean, what do you now call that?
Because there was a time presumably that was called modern art.
Well, it is now called...modern art now, which makes no sense.
-It makes no sense at all, someone's going to have to... Maybe you're the person, Sam.
-You can devise a new name for that era.
-Erm, very good. Gosh, well, best of luck with that.
-That's going to be very exciting. Sam, what would you like to go for?
-I'm going to go for...New Hampshire.
New Hampshire, says Sam, Let's see how many of our 100 people went for New Hampshire.
Oh, look at that, 7!
Sam and Tom, once again, demonstrating their excellence.
Another very good answer, very well done, yeah, New Hampshire,
most famous for the New Hampshire owl.
-It's very small, isn't it, the New Hampshire owl?
-It's a tiny owl.
-It's like a newer version of... Have you ever been to Hampshire?
-You know the owls there?
slightly smaller and the screen is slightly better definition.
Do you know, some people say the New Hampshire owl is in fact just a fly.
No, it's very much, if you look at it through binoculars,
it's a fully fledged owl.
There we go, thank you very much indeed.
-Angela, welcome to Pointless.
-Great to have you here.
-What do you do, Angela?
-OK, I work as Digital Communications Manager within the NHS.
Right, where are you based to do that?
I'm actually based at Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow,
-which looks after north-west London.
But presumably, being digital, you're in touch with everywhere.
-I am out there in the ether, yeah, I'm everywhere.
-What do you do in your spare time, your downtime from the digital world?
-In my downtime,
I love reading and I love to write as well. I have been
a writer in the past, I've written a couple of teenage novels.
-Do you know, I honestly thought you said "breeding" there.
-Breeding?! I've done that once!
-I was just going to say an animal, or...
-"I love breeding."
-That's what I heard as well.
I don't know if it says more about us or you. But that is what I heard.
All right, now, Angela, we've had an interesting array of scores,
all odd numbers, going up in twos. What would you like to go for?
I'm going to go for the silent S of Illinois.
Illinois - see, I like that as a tactic.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Illinois.
It's right. Will it be another odd number? Will it go down to 5?
11. Another odd number. Illinois.
I like the thinking though, the silent S, it's very smart, yeah.
-The Prairie State, Illinois.
-Thank you very much. Well, we're
halfway through the round, let's take a look at those scores.
7 from Sam was the best score of the pass.
Sam and Tom once again at the top of the table,
then we travel up to 9, where we find Steph and Arthur,
then up to 11, where we have a lovely large gathering there.
We've got Angela and Nick and Sue and Jane.
At the moment, you are the joint high-scorers.
We're going to come back down the line now.
Can the second players please step up to the podium.
-OK, so, Nick.
-Welcome to Pointless. What do you do, Nick?
Like Angela, I work in the NHS.
I literally started my job yesterday...
Oh, first day, you said "Oh, sorry, I won't be in tomorrow"?
It is a day off, I'm not sick!
OK, that's good. What department are you in?
I do communications, so, engagement, marketing,
dealing with and promoting campaigns, that kind of thing.
I see. And based on your first day at the office,
-did they seem like a nice bunch?
-It was amazing.
-Oh, that's good.
Really, really lovely people...if they're watching.
If I'm still there.
OK, this will be edited out - what are they really like, Nick? Really?
-They were Pointless fans.
-Oh, lovely people!
Oh, that's...our kind of people, absolutely.
Now, then, Nick, you're on 11, you're joint high-scorers.
-What would you like to go for?
-I'd like to choose South Dakota.
South Dakota, says Nick. No red line because you are joint
high-scorers, let's see how many of our 100 people said South Dakota.
22 for South Dakota. Interesting.
Taking your total up to 33.
Well, it does begin with an S and it's got a U in it as well.
Thank you very much indeed.
-Tom, welcome back.
-Remind us what you do.
I'm a student at Exeter University as well. With Sam.
But we discovered last time you're taking
-a year off to go off to Australia.
-Indeed, yes. To get a bit of sun.
So when are you going to leave? After our summer, presumably?
After our summer, yeah. And then be there for the Australian summer.
So just chase... Oh, it's going to be fantastic.
And have you worked out what you're going to do there?
I'll be playing cricket for the local club and then probably
-do a bit of part-time work. Mum's probably watching, so...
-I was going to say...
People seem to go round door-to-door selling books, that's something
that I've never come across in any other country apart from Australia.
-Interesting. Maybe that's my calling.
-That will be your calling.
Anyway, now, Tom, there you are, you're on 7,
the high-scorers on 33 are Andrew and Nick behind you.
25 or less keeps you in, but I think if you're going to look
Sam in the eye, you're going to have to either equal or better his score.
I think I'm going to go for Rhode Island.
Rhode Island, says Tom. Here is your red line.
If you can get below that red line with Rhode Island,
you're through to the next round. How many people said it?
You're into Round Two.
3, look at that, Tom!
Very well done indeed.
Taking your total up to 10 there.
Very well played, Tom, yes, nicknamed the Ocean State,
it's very well-known for its sea owls.
Thank you very much, Richard. Jane. Welcome to Pointless.
Great to have you here, what you do, Jane?
Well, I'm a volunteer at my local charity, which is the
-Children's Trust in Tadworth.
And how often do you volunteer there?
A couple of mornings a week,
I work in the charity shop in the village.
That's nice, and what are your interests, Jane?
Well, I love reading, I love entertaining - my husband and I
love to have all our friends round the table with nice food and wine.
Very nice, yes, a good dinner that goes on into the night. Fantastic.
Now, Jane, you're on 11,
our high-scorers on 33 are Nick and Angela, so 21 or less.
I'm going to say Minnesota.
Minnesota, says Jane. Here is your red line.
Get below that, you're through to the next round,
let's see how many of our 100 people said Minnesota.
You've done it. 11. There we are.
Great grouping, you and Sue, absolutely alike on your scores.
22 is your total.
The Land Of 10,000 Lakes and the birthplace of
Bob Dylan, Judy Garland and F Scott Fitzgerald.
-There we are.
Arthur, welcome to Pointless.
Great to have you here from Loughborough. And what do you do?
I am an export manager for the great company that is Rolls-Royce.
That's exciting. So mainly selling aeroplane parts?
It's the engines, yes. As opposed to the cars. Separate company.
Well, that's exciting, and what are your interests, Arthur,
-aside from work?
-It's a bit of a bizarre mixture.
I enjoy sport, both playing and watching it, and I also enjoy
sampling and drinking wine - but not at the same time!
Why not?! Ah!
-That's the kind of football
-Different kind of sport, I suppose.
Very good indeed.
Now, 9 is your score,
lovely low score from Steph in the first pass.
The high score is still 33 at the far end there.
So, 23 or less gets you through.
I've been bouncing around that enormous country and I think
I'm going to settle on West Virginia.
West Virginia, says Arthur. Here is your red line.
If you get below that with West Virginia, you're into Round Two.
How many people said it?
You've done it. Very well done indeed. Look at that.
Down to 3.
Equalling Tom's excellent score, taking your total up to 12.
-Very well done on podium one.
-Terrific work all round, actually. There's no pointless answers at all.
The best possible answers you can give - and there's only two
of them - would have scored you 3 points
so Arthur and Tom got the best answers you could have given,
very well played, with Rhode Island and West Virginia.
4 points for Connecticut, 6 for Wisconsin then we go up to
New Hampshire, which Sam gave us, on 7,
9 points for Nebraska, Pennsylvania,
10 for Louisiana. 11, we've already had three 11s,
but New Jersey also would have scored you 11.
13 for Kansas, 16 for Tennessee, 17 for Massachusetts,
18 for Arkansas, 20 for Missouri, 25 for Mississippi and South Carolina,
32 for Alaska, and the top three, let's take a look at them.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard. So, we are at the end of our first round.
The pair we have to say goodbye to,
with their not-very-high score at all of 33 is Nick and Angela.
Nothing wrong with either of your answers, they just happened to
-score a lot.
-And not even that much. But you just are
our high-scorers, I'm afraid, so we have do say goodbye to you,
we'll see you again next time. I'm sure it'll go much, much better but
meantime, thanks so much, Nick and Angela.
But, for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for Round Two.
And so we are suddenly down to three pairs and at the end of this
round, I'm afraid to say we'll have to say goodbye to another pair
in time for our head-to-head round.
Well, Arthur and Tom, very well done, congratulations for your
lovely low scores but we move on to a new topic now.
So, who knows? We might have new low-scorers.
Best of luck to all three pairs. Our category for Round Two today is...
Oh, Sam, look at that. Art.
Can you all decide in your pairs who's going to go first, who's going to go second.
And whoever is going first, please step up to the podium.
OK, and the question concerns...
-Yeah, we're going to give you some lists now of artworks by
different artists, you just have to tell us who the artists are,
please. We're going to give you their initials as well,
there's going to be six lists on the first board,
6 on the second - 12 in all to guess at home. Good luck.
Thanks very much indeed,
let's reveal our works of art and here they are.
Our first board of six reads like this.
I'm going to read those all one last time.
Now then, Arthur, what would you like to go for?
I'm torn slightly between two.
So, I'm going to go for the bottom choice, and that is Paul Gauguin.
Paul Gauguin says Arthur, let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people agree with Arthur.
It is Paul Gauguin.
And it's a good score.
Look at that, 16. Very well done indeed, Arthur. 16.
Yeah, "When Will You Marry?" was sold in 2015
for 300 million.
RICHARD WHISTLES Ooh-eee!
It included the frame, but still...
Thank you very much, Richard. Jane, now, what would you like to go for?
I'm going to go for the second one down - Salvador Dali.
Salvador Dali, says Jane, let's see how many of our 100 people
agree with Jane on Salvador Dali.
16 is our only score, 25 is what
we get for Salvador Dali.
That's the extraordinary painting in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery
-and Museum in Glasgow.
-Thank you, Richard.
Now, Tom, this board is all yours.
-Talk us through the board as much as you can.
-I can't, I'm afraid.
I'm going to have to go for the only one which I think I know,
which is the third one down, and Leonardo da Vinci.
OK, leaving Sam with a mountain to climb quite possibly,
maybe not, let's see, Leonardo da Vinci,
how far down the column do we get with that?
54. Not bad, actually, could have been a lot worse.
54 for Leonardo da Vinci.
Yeah, the Mona Lisa was stolen in 1911 by an Italian handyman,
but he only got a few months in prison as he actually said
he only stole it because he wanted to return it to Italy.
He wasn't trying to get any financial gain out of it.
-Now, the top one, The Weeping Woman etc?
Would have scored you 32. The Kiss?
-I know it.
-Yes, I know you do.
-Oh, who is it?
-Can I say?
-Gustav Klimt! Of course it is, yes, sorry.
Absolutely right. Would have scored you 14.
This is the best answer, risky if you went for this.
Bridget Riley is the answer there.
Another terrific artist. Would have scored you 1 point.
-Very well done if you said that at home.
-There we are.
Thank you very much indeed. So, let's take a look at those scores. We're halfway through the round.
16, very well done, the best score of the pass, Arthur and Steph.
Currently looking like hot favourites to get into the
head-to-head, I'd say, then up to 25 we find Jane and Sue, then up
to 54, Tom and Sam.
Now, Sam, if anyone can do it,
you can, but a little bit of pressure on you there. You'll have
the new board so make sure you find the low-scoring one there.
That should keep you in the game. We're going to come back down the line now -
could the second players please step up to the podium?
OK, let's put six more sets of works of art up on the board,
and here they are.
I'm going to read those all again.
Um, I'm going to go for The Card Players,
which is Paul Cezanne.
OK. Paul Cezanne, says Sam.
No red line for you because you're currently the high-scorers,
let's see how many of our 100 people got Paul Cezanne.
It's exactly what we needed. Very well done indeed.
5, taking your total up to 59. Very good, Sam.
There were five paintings that he did The Card Players,
one of which sold for 250 million to the Qatari royal family.
Thank you very much, Richard.
Sue. The high score is 59.
You're on 25, so 33 or less keeps you in.
Well, this is the moment when I think, "What I doing here?
"Why did I say yes?"
I'm going to have to go for the water lily one - Claude Monet.
Claude Monet, says Sue.
Here is your red line. Get below that with Claude Monet...
It's not too far down. ..and you're through to the head-to-head.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Claude Monet.
Oh, you've done it. Look at that. 26.
-Very good indeed. 51 is your total.
-Yeah, well played.
Surprisingly low score, I think.
I think some of the hundred worried about Monet, Manet,
and that sort of thing.
Monet had two brothers, and ABBA wrote a song about them.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
Now, this is going to be crucial, Steph, your answer at this point,
you're on a nice low score, thanks to Arthur's answer in the first pass.
42 or less is what you have to score.
Do you feel like talking us through the board?
I think the top one is Vincent van Gogh,
I think the bottom one is Edvard Munch but I'm going to go for
the second one down, and say Georgia O'Keeffe.
Now, there is your red line. If you can get below that
with Georgia O'Keeffe, you are through to the head-to-head.
And we send our resident art expert home.
How many of our 100 people went for Georgia O'Keeffe?
And you're through.
Very well done indeed.
That's a terrific answer, Stephanie, well played.
Another one of the artists up in the millions of dollars now,
Georgia O'Keeffe. Now there's a pointless answer up there.
It's not one of the other two you went for -
you went for Vincent van Gogh as well...
And you are right about Edvard Munch at the bottom as well.
But this one is a pointless answer.
Number 5, when it was sold, was the most expensive painting
-in the history of art.
And it's a pointless answer, very well done if you said that at home.
There we are, thank you very much indeed. So, at the end
of our second round, the pair who are heading home
with their high score of 59, I'm so sorry, Sam and Tom -
and to go out on an Art round as well!
Nothing wrong with your score, Sam, erm...Tom...
It's been great having you on the show, Tom...
Thank you, both, so much, it's been great. Thanks so much, Sam and Tom.
But for the remaining two pairs it's now time for our head-to-head.
Congratulations, Arthur and Steph, Jane and Sue, you are now
one step closer to the final and the chance to play for our
jackpot, which currently stands at...
Well, you've reached the head-to-head,
which is wonderful, it means you are now allowed to confer
before you give your answers. First pair to win two questions
will be playing for that jackpot. Very best of luck,
let's play the head-to-head.
OK, here comes your first question and it concerns...
-Going to show you five stills from George Clooney films, can you name the films?
OK, let's reveal our stills, and here they come.
There we are. Five George Clooney films. Now then,
Arthur and Steph, you've been our low-scorers, so you will go
We're going to go for C, which is Burn After Reading.
Burn After Reading, say Arthur and Steph.
Now then, Jane and Sue, that board is all yours,
do you want to talk us through it?
Erm, can't remember what A is, but it's reasonably recent, I think.
I think the only one we're really sure about is E...
-Gravity! Sorry, nearly forgot.
-OK, that's the one you are going to go for, so
we have Burn After Reading and we have Gravity.
Arthur and Steph said Burn After Reading, let's see if
that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people got it...
Oh, that's a good...
HE LAUGHS Very well done, Arthur and Steph!
Burn After Reading.
Now then, Jane and Sue, you've got your work cut out here,
you have gone for Gravity for E, let's see
how far down the column we get with that.
Not bad, but there's no beating a score like 1, well done,
Arthur and Steph - after one question you are up 1-0.
Yeah, some terrific scoring on today's show.
Really, really high-quality stuff. There's three Coen brothers'
films there, all the lowest-scorers...
Got very bad reviews, I rather enjoyed it...
And the other Coen brothers' movie is...
Another great film...
Thanks very much indeed, Richard. So here comes your second question,
Jane and Sue. You get to answer it first but you have to win
this one to stay in the game, so good luck.
The second question in this round is all about...
Yeah, simply five clues now to facts about The Royal Society
-and its members. Very best of luck.
-Thanks very much.
Let's reveal our five clues, here they come...
I'm going to read those all again...
Jane and Sue, you will go first.
Well, this is hopeless for both of us, erm...
Just going to guess at the volcano -
-Krakatoa, say Jane and Sue.
Now, Arthur and Steph, that board is all yours,
do you want to talk us through it?
We think, but we're not - annoyingly - sure enough
that the top one is Charles II. The physicist is Isaac Newton.
The diarist and naval administrator, we're liking the look
of Samuel Pepys. And we don't know about Charles Babbage...
So I think we're going to try the third one, as Samuel Pepys.
Samuel Pepys, say Arthur and Steph. So we have Krakatoa
and we have Samuel Pepys. Jane and Sue took a punt on Krakatoa,
let's see if that's right, let's see how many people said it,
if it is...
It is right.
Very well done indeed, Jane and Sue, that takes you down...
That's a great score as well, Krakatoa.
Meanwhile, Arthur and Steph have gone for Samuel Pepys.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people
said Samuel Pepys.
Oh... Very well done, Jane and Sue. Back in the game.
There we are, after two questions it's 1-1.
Yeah, an extraordinary event, the eruption of Krakatoa.
There's a book, I think by Simon Winchester, about it,
which is terrific, absolutely fascinating.
Now, if you had gone for Charles II, you'd have been right
but you wouldn't have won the point.
But you would have been right, so that's good.
The physicist is, of course...
And the computer - this is the best answer on the board,
it's a phrase I always love.
Fantastic. Right, there we are. I KNEW this was going to be close.
Moment of great inspiration there from Jane and Sue,
brought them back into contention, so it all hangs in the balance -
whoever wins this goes through to the final.
Our third question is all about...
-We're going to show you the names now of five school subjects,
but they are in German. Can you give us the most common
translations of these, please, and whoever does, in the most
obscure way, will be going through to play for that jackpot.
OK, let's reveal our five school subjects in German,
and here they come...
So, Arthur and Steph, you will go first this time.
-Not 100% sure.
-I think that's too obvious...
We'd like to go for the fourth one, please, Kunst,
-and we believe that is Art.
say Arthur and Steph, Art. Now then, Jane and Sue,
the board is all yours. Do you want to talk us through it?
Well, the bottom one is German, I think.
The middle one's... Oh, could be French...
-Top one - history.
-History? Go on, then, go on.
We're going to guess... the top one, history.
OK, Informatik - history. So we have art and we have history.
Arthur and Steph have gone for art for Kunst.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people said
21. Now, Jane and Sue...
These wild stabs in the dark you have been taking
have been fantastically successful so far.
-Informatik, let's find out if this...
..continues. Informatik, is it History
and how many people said History, if it is?
Oh, bad luck!
Bad luck. Which means, Arthur and Steph, very well done.
After three questions, you are through to the final, 2-1.
Yeah, it's IT, I'm afraid, Informatik, computer science...
You're right about Deutsch at the bottom.
Another big scorer, though.
So you would have had to have a guess at this last one,
I think, cos this is the best scorer...
And if you'd guessed...History...
-..you'd be in the final...
Thanks very much, Richard, so the pair leaving us
at the end of the head-to-head round,
it's Jane and Sue. But it's good news, really,
cos it means we get to see you again next show, we'll look forward
to that very much. Meantime, thanks so much,
Jane and Sue...
But for Arthur and Steph it's now time for our
Congratulations, Arthur and Steph, 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...
Well done. I mean, no great surprise - from your first answer
onwards, it's been quite consistent low scoring,
which is very good. Anything you badly want to see
come up in this last round?
-You're quite good at politics.
-kind to us when we watch Pointless on TV.
-Don't like sports.
-Geography would be nice.
-You like geography, we both like geography.
-Fingers crossed there is something up on the board
today that one of you at least will be happy with.
Today's categories are...
Golden Raspberries are the opposite of the Oscars.
Yeah, but I only know really famous ones.
-Premier League Managers - I'm probably on my own...
-But I do enjoy that.
-You would know more about that than I would
-know about anything else so...
-You're sure you don't want to go film?
-OK. All right. Then, in that case
we'll go for Premier League Managers, please.
-Premier League Managers it is.
-Well, judging by your performance
on the rest of the show, you've got a real chance here, I think.
This is what we're looking for...
Anyone who has been a full-time Premier League manager
from '92-'93 all the way through to January 2016,
who has also been capped for Ireland or Northern Ireland, or...
So any full-time manager in the Premier League from
'92-'93 through to January 2016,
who's had a full cap for Ireland, Northern Ireland,
Scotland, England or Wales. Very best of luck.
Thank you very much indeed. Now, as always, you've got
up to one minute to come up with three answers, and all you
need to win that jackpot is for just one of your answers
to be pointless. Are you ready?
-Excellent. Let's put 60 seconds up on the clock.
There they are, your time starts now.
-OK, have you got any thoughts?
Scotland's probably the one that's likely to come up with
the most obscure, so...
Gordon Strachan is one that comes to me immediately...
Roy Keane is a bit too obvious.
I think Peter Reid could be quite a good shout,
he's a former England...and Premier League manager so that's...
Peter Reid and Gordon Strachan.
Racking my brains, um...
Only another one.
20 seconds to go. Um...
-You can just use the one you had before...
-Roy Keane, Gordon Strachan...Peter Reid.
-Ten seconds left.
Just trying to think of someone else obscure...
-That's it... Yeah, do that.
OK, well, let's have your three answers.
-So it will be Roy Keane - Irish.
-Gordon Strachan - Scottish.
And Peter Reid - English.
Peter Reid. Of those three, which is your best shot at a
-pointless answer, do you think?
-I think, fractionally,
-Gordon Strachan goes last.
-Least likely to be pointless?
we will put first. Let's put those answers up on the board
in that order, then, and here they are...
Well, very good luck, three good answers on the board.
Now, if one of these is pointless and wins that jackpot for you,
£2,000, what would you like to do with it? Arthur, you first.
Well, we are engaged and hoping to get married next year,
so I think, on balance, I would quite like to put it towards that.
I think, on balance, he said the right thing there, didn't he, Steph?
-Anything you would like to add to that?
-I'm going to go on holiday.
-LAUGHTER Quite right. What, alone?
-No, he can probably come.
He can come too, that's nice. OK, very best of luck.
Three good answers, your first answer was Roy Keane.
In this case we were looking for Irish-capped Premier League managers.
It has to be pointless for you to win that jackpot.
So, for £2,000, let's see how many of our 100 people said Roy Keane...
Now, if Roy Keane can somehow get us all the way down to zero,
you will leave here immediately with £2,000 in your back pockets.
Down goes Roy Keane...
into the teens...
17 for Roy Keane.
My least-good answer.
I think you'd have been very surprised if that had gone
-down to pointless, he was holding a place there for you, I think.
So we move on to your next answer, which is Peter Reid.
In this case, we were looking for English and Welsh-capped
Premier League managers.
Again, it has to be pointless for you to win that jackpot of £2,000.
So let's find out how many people said Peter Reid -
is it pointless?
Well, it's another correct answer. Roy Keane
was right and took us all the way down to 17.
Peter Reid now takes us down through the 20s...
Into the teens, past the 17, down we go into single figures.
Down it goes. Still going down...
You've done it!
That is brilliant, well done.
Very well done indeed. Congratulations, Peter Reid
is a pointless answer, which means you go home
with that jackpot of £2,000. Superb work, Arthur and Steph.
Nicely done. You know what, you've both been terrific
all the way through, when you made the smart move
of if one of you knew something about one of the subjects -
just leave it to them. That's the way to do this.
Brilliantly done. If you'd gone on to Gordon Strachan,
-he would have scored you 13 points.
So, Peter Reid was your ace in the hole there.
We'll start with these guys, who were all Irish or Northern Irish internationals.
..Lawrie Sanchez, who managed Fulham.
Danny Wilson, Nigel Worthington and Owen Coyle -
all of those pointless as well. Those were all the
pointless answers there.
Scottish now - couple of Arsenal managers to start with...
..Malky Mackay and Steve Clarke, they were your
pointless answers there.
Some big names on this board...
-Obviously in the very early days of the Premier League.
You also could have had - quite a long list here...
Brian Kidd, Brian Little, Colin Todd, Gareth Southgate,
Gerry Francis, Joe Royle, John Gregory, Peter Reid,
Peter Taylor, Phil Neal, Ray Wilkins, Roy McFarland,
Sammy Lee, Steve Coppell, Stuart Pearce, Tony Adams
and Trevor Francis - all of those were pointless answers.
Very well done if you got any of those at home.
Thanks very much indeed, Richard, and thanks once again
to our winning players,
Arthur and Steph, who go away with today's jackpot of...
Join us next time, when we'll be putting more obscure knowledge
to the test on Pointless. Meanwhile, it's goodbye from Richard.
-And it's goodbye from me - goodbye.
Quiz in which contestants try to score as few points as possible by plumbing the depths of their general knowledge to come up with the answers no-one else can think of. Presented by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman.