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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Thank you very much indeed!
Hello. I'm Alexander Armstrong, and welcome to Pointless.
This is the show where all the questions have been asked
to 100 people before the show. All our contestants have to do
is come up with the answers no-one else could think of.
Let's meet today's players.
And couple number one.
Hi, my name's Emily, and I'm from Bristol.
And this is my friend Jenny, and she's from Bournemouth.
-Couple number two.
-Hi, I'm Samarth, this is Karan, my brother.
He's from Manchester and I'm from London.
-Couple number three.
-Hi, I'm Scott.
This is Paul. We work together in Birmingham.
-And we both live in Birmingham.
-And finally, couple number four.
Hi, Xander. My name's Alison, this is my fiance Andrew,
and we're from near Stockport.
And these are today's contestants.
Thank you very much, all of you. A warm welcome to Pointless.
Lovely to have you here. We'll get the chance to chat to each of you
throughout the show as it goes along.
So that just leaves one more person for me to introduce.
He's like a tamed lion...
..if lions sat behind desks reciting countries and chemical elements.
LAUGHTER It's my Pointless friend.
-CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Hey, everybody! Hiya!
-How are you?
-I'm very well, thank you.
-Excellent. Now, there's only two familiar faces
-for us here...
-That's Emily and Jenny, there, on podium one.
They were on podium one last time as well.
They got knocked out in the second round,
but with seven points,
seven points, and they still got knocked out,
so a terrific round from everybody, wasn't it?
Very unfortunate to be knocked out.
They're going to be tough to beat, I think. They were very impressive.
Welcome to all of our newcomers,
including someone who's gone to the bother of wearing a tie.
I know. When did that last happen?
I know. Like a long time ago.
In the mid-'50s, the last time we had a contestant in a tie,
-but it's much appreciated.
Thank you. Now, the last one.
What an amazing final we had.
Laura and Cameron, who you'll remember very well.
Cameron is a politics student at Edinburgh,
from Glasgow, lives in Edinburgh, and is a politics student,
and Scottish politics came up on the board.
Which of course he didn't take,
because he's a student.
But took sport instead, and still won the £4,500.
So it was a roller-coaster final round, was it not?
-But lovely, lovely, the two of them.
-A good win.
-Yeah, a very good win.
-Very good win.
-Very excited. Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
So yes, Laura and Cameron won the jackpot
which means we start off with a jackpot today back at £1,000.
There it is. Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.
So just remember this,
the pair with the highest score at the end of each round
will be eliminated. Best of luck to all four pairs.
Our first category today is...
Can you decide in your pairs,
who's going to go first and who's going to go second?
And whoever's going first, please step up to the podium.
OK, and the question concerns...
-On each board we're going to show you the names of
seven tracks which were the title tracks of various albums.
We'll also give you the year that those albums were released,
but who were the albums by, please?
Seven on the first board, seven on the second,
so 14 in all to have a go at.
-Good luck, everyone.
-OK, so who were the artists who had these albums?
And the title tracks are...
I'll read them again.
Now then, Emily. Welcome back.
Remind us what you do.
I'm doing a PhD at the University of Bristol,
and I also work there as an administrator.
Now you told us last time
that you briefly went up to do a PhD in Wales.
-It was at Cardiff, was that?
-Was it Swansea?
That was quite brave.
-Yes, it was.
-How was that? You were going to commute, were you?
I did commute. It was three hours each way.
-How many times a week were you making that journey?
Twice a week.
I can see why you transferred to Bristol.
Much, much nicer.
How long are you doing your PhD?
-Is it across a year or...
-I'm doing it part-time,
so I've been doing it for six years and I'm going to finish next year,
-so it will take me seven overall.
-Very good. Oh, that's exciting.
Very good, indeed. Now, how are we feeling about this albums round?
I mean, mixed, I would say.
-Mixed. It's a mixed bag.
-I know a couple of them,
but I think they're probably going to be quite obvious ones.
I'm going to go with...
..Hotel California, The Eagles.
The Eagles, says Emily.
Let's see how many of our 100 people went for The Eagles
for Hotel California.
Not bad. Not bad.
-Yeah, very well done.
Of course the album, also called Hotel California,
one of the biggest selling albums of all time, anywhere.
Thank you. Karan, welcome.
-Good to have you here from Manchester.
-Yes, I'm from Manchester.
-And what do you do, Karan?
-I'm a doctor.
-Oh, what kind of doctor?
So, at the moment, I'm working in intensive care.
I see. So how long have you been qualified as a doctor?
I've been qualified now about three years.
OK, so when you say at the moment,
do you think that is where you'll stay,
will you remain an intensive care doctor,
or might you, I don't know, find another little branch?
I may well go back to it.
I haven't yet got into a long-term specialty training pathway.
-So I might go back to it.
You might. You might.
And will you be based in Manchester?
Will that be where you will stay?
Or will you just go wherever the work...
For the foreseeable future I'd like to stay there. Yes.
OK. Very good. Now, Karan, albums, and their title tracks.
How are we liking this?
Yeah, there's a few I recognise.
Just hard to decide which one will be the low scorer.
But I'll go with...
..London Calling, The Clash.
The Clash, says Karan.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said The Clash.
It's right. 66 is our only score at this point.
You pass it.
Down we go to 40 for The Clash. Not bad at all, Karan.
APPLAUSE All moving in the right direction.
Yeah, very well played. Great song.
They play that at the start of the second half at all Fulham games,
London Calling, for all the good it does us.
It's good. And when I did the votes for the Eurovision jury,
I know you're supposed to say this is United Kingdom,
but I deliberately said this is London Calling.
-As a little Fulham reference.
Did you say it in an old-fashioned voice?
QUAINT RP: "This Is London calling."
I just said it in my voice, which given I'm 45 is quite old-fashioned.
Very good. Thank you very much indeed, Richard. Thank you.
-Hello. Thank you.
Good to have you here from Birmingham.
Yes, I am. That's a very good, dense beard Paul's got there.
Yeah, yeah, no. It's almost like it's been felt-tipped on.
-I tell you what it looks like,
it looks like someone's put it on with iron filings and a magnet.
I've grown it specially for the show.
Thank you. Started yesterday.
Paul, what do you do in Birmingham? What keeps you busy there?
I'm a police officer.
Oh, I was about to say what keeps you out of trouble.
There you are, police officer. Great to have you here.
How long have you been on the beat in Birmingham?
-About eight years now.
Very good indeed. Did you and Scott...
Are you on the beat together?
-I am, yep, yep.
-I just knew they were.
-Yeah. I could tell.
-Oh, yeah. They're a cop duo. You can see that.
They're a duo! Oh, that's fabulous.
And you've been alongside each other,
working alongside for all those eight years, have you?
No. Probably about the last five years.
Last five. Very good indeed.
Now, Paul, we haven't had any stunningly low scores yet.
There's nothing wrong with the scores so far,
but I bet there are some lower scores on that board.
I think, looking at it,
the lowest I think I can go for is Red,
and Daniel Merriweather.
Daniel Merriweather, says Paul.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said that for Red.
Oh... Oh, I'm afraid that's an incorrect answer.
100 points. Richard?
Yeah, no, I'm afraid, he did do a song, Red,
did a version of the song Red, but, yeah,
it wasn't on an album called that in that year, I'm afraid.
So unlucky. It was my first instinct as well, actually.
I suspect other people's will have been as well.
Thank you very much indeed.
Now then, Andrew.
Oh! Polite, tie, jacket, nice to have you here.
-What do you do?
-I'm a software developer,
working for a company that makes scientific equipment.
Oh, now that's fun. How long have you been developing software there?
Oh, for that company, about three years.
About nearly 20 years as a software developer.
OK, and what sort of scientific equipment?
Where does it go, to a laboratory?
Does it go to the bottom of the sea?
-Does it go to space?
-It can go to laboratories.
-It can go to space actually, yes.
It's a company that makes mass spectrometers
-and equipment for liquid chromatography.
Now, Andrew, this board's all yours.
Do you want to talk us through it and fill in all our blanks?
OK. I have no idea what Red is.
Thriller's Michael Jackson, but I think that'll be high.
Surfin' USA, The Beach Boys.
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Elton John.
Highway To Hell is calling to me.
I think it might be AC/DC, but I'm not 100% sure about that.
I'll try it. I'll say AC/DC, Highway To Hell.
AC/DC, Highway To Hell says Andrew.
Let's see how many of our 100 people went for it.
That paid off, Andrew.
Very well done indeed. It's correct.
Let's see. 40 is our low score, and you pass.
There you are.
26 for AC/DC.
See, that's the way to introduce yourself to Pointless, isn't it?
Wear a tie, have a cool job,
know all the answers,
and still go for the slightly risky one you're not certain of,
and get the lowest score of the round. The perfect way to do it.
-Yeah, yeah, yeah.
-So let's fill in the rest of these, shall we?
You were right about the others you knew. Also right to avoid them.
Thriller, Michael Jackson, of course.
88 for that. It's a very big score.
The Beach Boys, Surfin' USA,
would have scored you 75.
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road would have scored you 50 for Elton John.
And Red is the title track of the album Red by Taylor Swift...
..I'm afraid, Taylor Swift. And it's the best answer on the board.
Seven points. Very well done, if you said that at home.
Thanks very much, Richard. So, halfway through the round,
let's look at the scores. 26, best of the pass, Andrew.
Well done, looking strong on the back of that.
Then Karan and Samarth are there on 40.
Then up to 66, where we find Emily and Jenny.
And then 100, Paul and Scott.
So, yes, Scott, a bit of work to do here, but good luck.
You may be able to do it. Maybe you can pull something back
on this next pass. Good luck with that, Scott.
Coming back down the line, now.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
OK. Let's put seven more title tracks from albums up on the board.
And here they are.
I'll read those all one last time.
There we are. Alison, welcome to Pointless.
Great to have you here from Stockport.
What do you do, Alison?
I'm a project manager. I work with the health care sector.
Very good. And what are your interests?
I'm a barbershop singer, so I sing with a ladies' barbershop chorus
-Now that's fun!
I haven't come across any ladies' barbershop quartets.
-That, you see, is brilliant.
There's over 60 of us in Stockport. The Crystal Chords.
And I'm involved with our national group as well,
the Ladies Association Of British Barbershop Singers,
-I sit on the board.
-Very good indeed.
How long have you done that for? Ages?
I've been singing for about ten years,
and I've been involved with the national group
for maybe five, six of those.
How extraordinary. And what do you do?
Do you all get together once every so often and have a big...
Oh, we have a huge competition every October
where all the barbershop choruses around the country
get together and compete.
We're getting ready for that,
and making sure that we're all tiptop all year round.
So there's always lots of rehearsal going on.
Good stuff! Well, good for you.
Good luck. Now, there you are on 26.
If you could happen to score 73 or less,
you are through to the next round.
..I'm going to go for Parklife...
-..and say Blur.
-Blur says Alison.
Here is your red line. If you can get below this red line with Blur,
you're straight through to the next round.
How many of our 100 people said it?
Well done. Good enough.
78 is your total.
Well played, Alison. Nice answer. Yeah, a number one album for Blur.
It was one of the albums...
The Royal Mail had a series of stamps of classic albums,
and that was one of the ones they chose.
Very good. Thank you, Richard.
Now then, Scott.
So, you are a police officer with Paul.
Do you actually work alongside each other, or are you...
We're on the same team. We work slightly different shifts.
-I've done a few more years than him.
I see. I see.
And what are your interests outside of police work, Scott?
Sport. I like playing football.
I'm training my little boy, he likes of being a goalkeeper.
Reading books. And I love cooking.
Very good. What do you cook?
I try anything.
I particularly follow Nigella Lawson's recipes.
I see. OK.
Very good. Now, Scott, you're on 100.
We need a low score from you just to keep you in the game.
This is a nightmare board for me.
And it is a guess,
cos Parklife was my other one.
Like A Prayer.
And I'm thinking it's Madonna.
You're going to go for that, Madonna.
No red line, cos you're the high scorers.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Madonna.
That's a high score,
171 is your total.
Yeah, another number one album, but, yeah, big scorer.
Thanks very much, Richard.
Now then, Samarth, welcome to Pointless.
Good to have you here. What do you do, Samarth in London?
So I write for a motorsports magazine right now.
That's fun. How long have you done that?
Not long, about six months.
So it's kind of a trainee scheme that I'm in.
And is motorsports a particular love of yours?
Yeah. Yeah, definitely.
I mean, I cover smaller races, so not F1 or anything like that.
But you know, who knows, in the future?
That's fun, though.
So you're writing up race days,
you go up and file your copy, what, from the track-side?
-Yeah, from the front lines, yeah.
-See, that's very exciting.
-That's proper, the smell of fumes in your nose.
Oh, yeah. All the poisonous gases.
LAUGHTER Excellent, perfect.
That's what we love about it. Now, 40 is your score.
You are through to the next round I'm afraid,
because Scott and Paul have taken one for the team there.
So that takes a bit of pressure off you, Samarth,
but let's see what you... Let's see what's the best answer you've got.
I know a couple.
But I'm going to go for the first one, Teenage Dream.
I'm going to go for Katy Perry.
Katy Perry. So, Samarth,
no red line for you as you're already through,
but let's see how far down the column we get with Katy Perry.
17. Not bad at all. APPLAUSE
Look at that, 57 is your total, the lowest total of the round.
Good work, Samarth.
Yeah, good answer. It's a good album, this one, actually.
-She's good, Katy Perry.
-She is good.
She works with very good songwriters.
So many of these pop stars,
they've got unbelievable songwriters.
I don't think pop music has ever been in a better state
than it currently is.
-There, I said it.
There you are. Thank you, Richard. Jenny, welcome back.
Jenny, remind us what you do.
-I'm a truck driver.
-See, that's just wonderful.
That is wonderful. But how long have you been a truck driver for?
-And you love it?
Yeah, yeah, I do enjoy it.
Did you go into it thinking,
this is exactly what I'm going to do,
or did you think oh, I'll just give it a whirl and try it?
I was actually doing a PhD, which is how I know Emily.
And I was already a qualified driving instructor,
but the PhD wasn't working, so I needed to get a job,
so I just started driving vans for an agency.
And it kind of went from there.
Yeah, I'll say!
But you're not tempted to do sort of continental haulage?
I quite like...
Cos I like to be able to go home every day
so that I can stay on top of my own food and my own exercise
and stuff like that, whereas, if you do continental,
then you're completely at the mercy of service stations
and I don't like that.
Yeah, completely. It's the food basically that's determining it.
You've never driven a truck which has a bed behind...?
Oh, yeah. They've nearly all got a bed behind.
-Oh, that's nice.
-Yeah, even if it's just for a day
-then you've still got a bed.
That's quite cosy.
Anyway, here we are. Enough about that.
Jenny, you're through to the next round.
This board's all yours. That takes all the pressure off.
Why not have some fun by filling in a blank for us?
Well, I only know two.
I only knew four in the beginning,
so I'm quite relieved.
But I'm going to go for Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd.
Pink Floyd. So, it's Jenny for Wish You Were Here.
No red line, you're already through.
Let's see what happens when we say Pink Floyd.
Wow, down it goes to 21. APPLAUSE
87 is your total.
Yeah, very well played. Nice answer.
Let's fill in the rest of these, shall we?
-A Hard Day's Night?
It's the Beatles. Course it is.
That would have scored you 77.
Born This Way...
..is Lady Gaga.
It IS Lady Gaga.
That would have scored 27.
And the best answer on the board, very well done if you said that.
Her most famous song was All About That Bass.
It's Meghan Trainor.
And she would have scored you three points.
So terrific work if you got that.
Thanks very much indeed.
I've got a selfie of me and Meghan Trainor on my phone.
-I bet it's not still on her phone.
To be fair, it never was.
It never was on her phone.
-But she's good, isn't she?
-She's very nice.
Yeah, thank you. Well, we are at the end of our first round.
We have to say goodbye to one of our pairs, and I'm sorry to say,
it's our policemen from Birmingham, Scott and Paul. 171.
Next time, though, I have every confidence
you will go much, much further, but in the meantime, thanks very much,
Scott and Paul. APPLAUSE
But, for the remaining three pairs, it's now time for round two.
Well, three pairs remain. At the end of this round, obviously,
we'll have to say goodbye to another pair.
Best of luck to all three pairs.
Our category for round two this afternoon is...
Can you all decide in your pairs who's going to go first,
who's going to go second?
And whoever's going first please step up to the podium.
Let's find out what the question is.
Here it comes. We gave 100 people 100 seconds to name as many...
Yeah, it's been an extraordinary success story,
Team GB cycling.
We're looking for anyone who's won a medal of any colour
from the 1976 Olympics all the way through to the 2016 Olympics please.
So any colour medal,
could be track cycling or road cycling. Very best of luck.
Thanks very much indeed.
Now, then. Emily.
I'm going to go for Laura Trott.
Laura Trott. Laura Trott says Emily.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Laura Trott.
Not bad, 34. APPLAUSE
Not bad at all.
Yeah, Britain's most successful female Olympian ever.
Four gold medals for Laura Trott.
She was born with a collapsed lung,
and was advised to take up sports just to improve her breathing.
-And that, I would say, was a good idea.
Seemed to pay off.
But that's a big score, isn't it?
That shows quite how big cycling has got.
-That someone like Laura Trott in a sport that
wasn't famous ten years ago would get a big score like that.
Absolutely. Now, Samarth, what would you like to go for?
OK. I'm going to go for Victoria Pendleton.
Victoria Pendleton, says Samarth.
Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Victoria Pendleton.
That is right. 34 is the only score we have at the moment.
And you passed it.
Victoria Pendleton, 27. APPLAUSE
Not bad at all.
Two golds and a silver for Victoria Pendleton.
Since she retired, she's become a jockey.
-Which is a genuinely terrifying thing to do.
It's a more comfortable saddle. LAUGHTER
I suppose so.
-Is it? I don't know.
-I don't know, I don't know.
-Yeah, maybe it is.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
There we are. Alison.
-Now do you follow cycling?
I don't. I have several friends
that will be shouting at the television right now,
but my two preferred answers have gone.
But I'm going to go for Chris Hoy.
Chris Hoy, says Alison.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Chris Hoy.
It's right. 34, still our high score at this point, 27 our low.
49 for Sir Chris Hoy. APPLAUSE
Six golds and one silver for Chris Hoy.
Again, I think he's got the joint most golds of any male Olympian.
Thanks very much, Richard. We're halfway through the round.
Let's have a quick look at those scores
before we come back up the board.
Samarth, well done, 27. The lowest score of the pass.
34 is where we find Emily and Jenny.
And 49 is where we find Alison and Andrew.
I hope you've got a nice low score, Andrew, to keep you in the game.
Have we all got enough cyclists to come back down the line
without having to wrack our brains too much?
We're going to come back down the line now.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
OK. So, Andrew, yes, it's cyclists, Olympic cyclists.
Yes, not terrific for me either, I'm afraid.
As you say, some of the easy ones have gone.
I'm going to say Jason Kenny.
Jason Kenny, says Andrew.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Jason Kenney.
No red line for you, cos you're currently the high scorers.
23. Not bad at all. APPLAUSE
Takes your total up to 72.
Yeah, six golds and one silver also for Jason Kenny,
exactly the same as Chris Hoy.
And obviously he's famously in a relationship with Laura Trott,
who has just scored 11 more points than him.
But given neither of them are competitive,
-I'm sure that'll be fine.
Thanks very much, Richard.
It starts to get quite interesting at this point, I think.
You're on 27. The high scorers are behind you.
Andrew and Alison on 72, so 44 or less is your target.
So I'm at the stage
where I'm starting to draw a bit of a blank mentally,
and I'm worried I'm going to pick someone from the wrong discipline.
Bradley Wiggins, says Karan.
Here is your red line.
If you can get below that with Bradley Wiggins,
you are through to the next round.
Interesting to see what happens.
Bradley Wiggins. How many of our 100 people said it?
58 for Bradley Wiggins.
Takes your total up to 85.
Five golds, one silver and two bronzes,
the only cyclist ever to win medals in five consecutive games,
and the only British Olympian ever to win eight medals.
There we are. Sir Bradley. Now, Jenny.
Jenny, I saw the look on your face when cycling came up.
And I'm going to say now, it didn't look...
Really, you were laughing. But you were laughing in a way
that suggested you weren't particularly happy,
that kind of laugh.
What would you like to go for?
Look, 50 or less gets you through.
I'm going to go for Joanna Rowsell.
Joanna Rowsell. OK. If you get below that red line with Joanna Rowsell,
you are through to the head-to-head.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
You are through.
I think that's going to be a good score, down it goes.
Look at that, down to three, Jenny.
Very well done indeed. APPLAUSE
37 is your total.
That's a very good answer, yeah, very well played.
A few obvious-ish ones that were still left out.
Mark Cavendish would have scored you 13.
Chris Boardman, 26.
Chris Froome would have been a good answer, 30 points for that.
You would have got two for Lizzie Armitstead and Jason Queally,
both good answers.
One point for Wendy Houvenaghel, Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas,
Nicole Cooke, Paul Manning, Dani King, Rebecca Romero,
Becky James and Katy Marchant.
And let's take a look at some of the Pointless answers.
Callum Skinner, Elinor Barker, both gold medallists.
Emma Pooley is a Pointless answer, well done if you said her.
Katie Archibald, Max Sciandri. Rode many Tour de Frances, Max Sciandri.
Philip Hindes, won two golds, Philip Hindes.
Robin Croker, Steve Cummings, still cycling now.
Yvonne McGregor, who was 39 when she won her bronze medal in 2000.
So loads of Pointless answers there,
and we've already heard the top three.
Bradley Wiggins, Chris Hoy, and Laura Trott.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
So at the end of our second round,
the pair we have to send home with their high score of 85
is Karan and Samarth, I'm afraid, yes, that was...
Nothing wrong with either of your answers there, but they were just,
it was just a high-scoring round for you.
Anyhow, I'm sure you'll go much further
when you come back next time. We'll look forward to that very much.
Meantime, thank you very much, Karan and Samarth.
But for the remaining two pairs, it's now time for our head-to-head.
Congratulations, Emily and Jenny, Alison and Andrew,
you are now one step closer to the final,
and a chance to play for our jackpot which currently stands at £1,000.
But the big news is we've arrived at the head-to-head,
which means you can now confer before giving answers.
And the first pair to win two questions
will be playing for that jackpot.
Best of luck to both pairs. Let's play the head-to-head.
Here is your first question.
And it concerns...
-We're simply going to show you five stills now
from science-fiction films. Can you identify the films, please?
Thank you very much indeed, Richard. Let's reveal our five stills.
There we are. Five stills from science-fiction films.
Emily and Jenny, you're our low scorers so you will go first.
I think it's going to be quite high scoring...
What's the other one you know?
I think D might be Alien.
I don't think...
No, I think we should go for E.
I'm certain it's right.
We're going to go for E, Blade Runner.
Blade Runner, E, say Emily and Jenny.
Now then, Alison And Andrew, Over to you.
Do you feel like talking us through all those stills?
I shall try.
I think A is The Martian.
We think B is The Fifth Element.
D is Alien.
I think we'll try C, which...
we think is Moon.
You're going to go for Moon. So we have Blade Runner and Moon.
Emily and Jenny said Blade Runner for E.
Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people got it.
It is right.
That's a nice low score,
down it goes to 19. APPLAUSE
Very well done.
19 for Blade Runner.
Meanwhile, Alison and Andrew have gone for Moon for C.
Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Moon.
And it wins you the point.
Look at that, down it goes to seven!
APPLAUSE Very well done indeed.
Seven for Moon.
Which means, Alison and Andrew, after one question, you're up 1-0.
Oh, this is going to be a very good head-to-head I think.
We've got two very, very strong pairs here, haven't we?
Very well played. We will fill in the rest of these.
A. Have you seen A?
That is... It is The Martian, isn't it?
-It is The Martian, yeah.
-Looks a little bit like Tim Robbins there.
It would have scored 30. Do you think? Well, that's Matt Damon,
but I always get Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg mixed up.
-I can sit through whole Matt Damon films thinking it's Mark Wahlberg
-and vice versa.
-It's a good film actually, The Martian.
-It is a good film.
B is The Fifth Element.
You're quite right. Gary Oldman there.
That would have scored you 12 points.
And D, as you say, with a face hugger there,
that is Alien.
That would have scored you 43.
That's the biggest score up there.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
So here comes your second question.
Alison and Andrew, you get to answer it first,
but actually it's Emily and Jenny
who need to win this one to stay in the game, so good luck.
Our second question today is all about...
-Yep, simply going to give you five clues now,
some facts about famous London landmarks.
BROAD COCKNEY ACCENT: London landmarks!
OK, let's reveal our London landmarks. And here they are.
I shall read those all again.
Alison and Andrew will go first.
Yeah... We think we'll go for the bottom one,
the official residence of the First Lord of the Treasury,
as Downing Street.
Downing Street, say Alison and Andrew.
Downing Street. Now then, Emily and Jenny, that board is all yours.
Talk us through it.
I don't know which skyscraper was in 2010, no.
I think I know the second one.
It was built to commemorate the Great Fire of London, isn't it?
I can picture it, but I don't know what it's called.
-But it's just the disaster that we need to...
That was the Fire of London.
Take a punt on number one, London, or should we go for Pudding Lane?
-Let's go for Pudding Lane.
So the third one, Pudding Lane, it was the Great Fire of London.
The Great Fire of London.
So we have Downing Street and the Great Fire of London.
In the order they were given, Alison and Andrew said Downing Street.
Let's see if that's right. Let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
It is Downing Street.
32. Not bad. APPLAUSE
Emily and Jenny meanwhile have gone for the Great Fire of London.
Let's see if that's right.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said that.
Very well done indeed.
Alison and Andrew, after only two questions,
you are straight through to the final, 2-0.
Yeah, very well played. Downing Street's a good answer.
Do you know which number at Downing Street
-the First Lord of the Treasury lives in?
Number ten. Yeah. Cos it's...
It's the Prime Minister.
Simply another name for that.
Now, Jenny, you were going to have a go at...
Number one, London. Yeah, I think it's Lambeth Palace.
-Ooh. It's Apsley House.
-Apsley House. That's a relief, isn't it?
-Cos actually it would have scored you four points.
It's the best answer on that board.
The Renzo Piano-designed skyscraper is...
-..is The Shard. Yep, absolutely right.
It's a big scorer as well. 45 points.
His grandfather invented the piano.
Which is why he builds big buildings, cos he feels under...
-There's a lot of pressure on him.
-What does piano mean again?
-So, piano is soft, right?
-Quiet. So he's called Renzo Quiet?
-Renzo, quiet, shh.
-Quite nice, isn't it?
-And then he builds a massive skyscraper.
That's cos he's so quiet.
He was planning it all along.
One thing, the thing about the Shard,
which makes me think, if that's just the Shard,
how big must be building be that it comes from?
-It's a big thing.
-Like a space building.
-Renzo Piano's up to something.
-If only he was noisier.
Renzo Forte, his brother.
Yes. Oh, my, that guy never shuts up.
-He makes little buildings out of grains of rice.
-Does he, Renzo Forte?
Very cool. Renzo Piano of course works in a library, doesn't he?
And the design... Do you know the designer of the four bronze lions?
No, I'm just trying to think of...
Put an age on it, it's got to be...
I can't... Oh, no.
-There we are.
-Would have scored you six points.
So well done if you said Apsley House.
Thank you very much.
Would you have got Apsley House?
I knew Apsley House.
Your childhood home.
But that's the address, it's number one, London.
-It is number one London.
-That's quite cool, isn't it?
That is cool. Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
We are at the end of our head-to-head round.
It was a 2-0 head-to-head round.
And I'm so sorry, Emily and Jenny,
we've had such a great performance from you across the show today.
But you came up against Alison and Andrew,
and these particular questions, I'm afraid.
And I'm afraid we have to say goodbye to you.
It's been great having you on both shows.
Thank you so much for playing. Emily and Jenny, great contestants.
But for Alison and Andrew, it is now time for our Pointless final.
Well, congratulations, Alison and Andrew.
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.
At the end of today's show,
the jackpot is standing at a majestic £1,000.
There it is. Well, very impressive indeed.
A stealth raid on our trophy cabinet.
In you come, just one show, 2-0 in the head-to-head,
snatch the trophy, and back you go to Stockport.
Wouldn't it be nice though,
just a little cherry on the cake,
to win that jackpot as well, to take back with you?
Anything in particular
you would like to see come up in this last round?
Unfortunately, probably science-fiction films,
but hopefully it may come up again.
-That would be good.
-You never know.
-You never know.
Alison, what would you like to add to that?
Ladies barbershop. I don't think that's an option, but...
Ladies barbershop. What you mean, don't think it's an option?
-Of course it could be!
-Could still happen.
It could be. Close harmony singing of one kind or another.
-Oh, that would be great.
Let's see. Let's see what's going to be on the board behind me.
Best of luck. Let's hope there's something up there
you like the look of. Today's selection reads like this.
We have got...
-What do you think?
-I don't know.
Big films or US crime writers.
Yeah. I feel big films is probably going to be more...
-..in line with your knowledge base.
Shall we go for that?
-Let's try it.
-We'll go for big films.
Very best of luck. Richard.
Yeah, you've been terrific all the way through.
Fingers crossed this works for you.
Looking for any of the following three things, please.
Anyone who was cast in one of the following three films
according to IMDB.
So according to IMDB,
any actor who appeared in Big, The Big Lebowski, or The Big Short.
-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.
All you need to win that jackpot is for just one of your answers
to be Pointless.
-Are you ready?
Let's put 60 seconds up on the clock.
There they are, your time starts now.
OK, so Big Lebowski, Steve Buscemi.
We saw The Big Short, didn't we?
The Big Short's Amy Adams and...
-No, that's the other one.
-No, it's the money one.
The Big Short's the money one.
Karen Gillan's in The Big Short.
Karen Gillan's a good answer.
-I think that's...
-I think that's for the best.
-Steve Carell's in The Big Short.
I think Karen Gillan's the best one we're going to get
from The Big Short, from our list.
-I think Big is...
Well, besides Tom Hanks, I'm struggling for anybody else on that.
Yeah, I'm not going to get anywhere other than Tom Hanks.
But go back to The Big Lebowski then.
-Well, Steve Carell, Karen Gillan...
-I don't think we've even seen The Big Lebowski.
I think we'll have to watch that one now.
-Ten seconds left.
-OK, so shall we go for three from The Big Short then?
So Karen Gillan, Steve Carell...
-We'll say Steve Buscemi from The Big Lebowski.
-Steve Buscemi, OK, yeah.
OK, that is your time up.
Let's have your three answers.
OK. From The Big Lebowski, we'll say Steve Buscemi.
Steve Buscemi, yeah.
Yeah. From The Big Short, Steven Carell.
-And Karen Gillan.
-And Karen Gillan.
Of those three, which is your best shot at a Pointless answer?
-OK, Karen Gillan. We'll put her last.
Least likely to be Pointless?
-Probably Steve Buscemi.
Steve Buscemi, we'll put first.
OK. Steve Carell 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...
Well, three good answers on the board, there.
Now, if one of these turns out to be Pointless and wins you that jackpot,
what would you like to do with your winnings?
Alison, you first.
We're getting married,
so I think it would probably go towards...
a pretty exceptional honeymoon.
Very nice. Very nice indeed.
-Well, yes, it's the same for me.
Well, very, very best of luck. Three good answers I would say.
Steve Buscemi was your first answer.
In this case, we were looking for cast members from The Big Lebowski.
If this turns out to be Pointless, it will win you £1,000.
How many people said Steve Buscemi?
If Steve Buscemi takes us all the way down to zero,
you will leave here immediately with £1,000.
Down we go, through the 20s,
into the teens, into single figures,
we're still going down with Steve Buscemi.
Still going down... to three. CROWD GROANS
Look at that. Not bad at all. APPLAUSE
As a first answer,
that's really not bad.
Three is a great score. Sadly, not Pointless.
We move onto Steve Carell, your next answer.
In this case we were looking for cast members from The Big Short.
If Steve Carell is Pointless, you leave with £1,000.
How many people said Steve Carell?
Steve Buscemi took us all the way down to three.
Steve Carell now takes us down through the 20s,
we're into the teens.
Are we going to make single figures?
Yes, we are. Still going down,
still going down... Five!
For Steve Carell. APPLAUSE
Not bad at all. Still a lovely low score there.
Quite a big part in The Big Short, Steve Carell. Anyway, there we are.
Only five of our 100 people remembered Steve Carell.
Now we move on to your third and final answer, Karen Gillan.
You had absolutely no hesitation putting this as your last answer,
the one you thought was your best shot at a Pointless answer.
Let us find out,
cos we were looking in this case for members
of the cast of The Big Short.
Karen Gillan. If it's Pointless, it will win you £1,000.
How many of our 100 people said it?
So Steve Buscemi took us all the way down to three,
Steve Carell then took us down to five.
Karan Gillan now takes us down,
through the teens, and into single figures,
down we go. Passing five, passing three.
Beautiful. Very well done indeed. CHEERING
-Very well done.
THEY LAUGH APPLAUSE
Karen Gillan is a Pointless answer,
which means you go home with our jackpot of £1,000.
Very well done indeed, Alison and Andrew.
Well, I said in the first round
you were playing Pointless faultlessly,
and you continued to do it all the way through,
right through to putting your Pointless answer
as the last one as well, which is what we always like.
It increases the tension, so very, very well played.
Karen Gillan perhaps best known over here still for Doctor Who,
and I think your tie is a Doctor Who reference,
-is it not?
-Yes, it is,
this tie is the pattern of the Fourth Doctor's scarf, so...
How about that? They will love that.
There are a number of people who will love that at home.
Let's take a look at the Pointless answers
in all the different categories. We'll start with the film Big.
Tom Hanks plays Josh in that film.
David Moscow plays the young Josh.
Jared Rushton plays his best friend Billy.
Josh Clark and Mercedes Ruehl, his mum and dad.
The only scorers in that were Tom Hanks, John Heard,
Robert Loggia and Elizabeth Perkins.
Everyone else was a Pointless answer.
The Big Lebowski.
David Thewlis, Flea from Red Hot Chilli Peppers,
John Turturro is a Pointless answer.
Tara Reid. Everyone Pointless there apart from Jeff Bridges,
John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, Philip Seymour Hoffman
and David Huddleston. Everyone else was Pointless.
And The Big Short.
You could have had Casey Groves,
Karen Gillan, very well done...
Marisa Tomei. Rafe Spall, another terrific British actor.
Everyone Pointless there apart from Christian Bale, Steve Carell,
Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt.
Very well done if you got any of those at home.
Congratulations. You make a lovely couple.
And very best of luck for the wedding and the honeymoon
and all of that. Please take our £1,000 with our very best wishes.
-Thanks very much, Richard,
and thanks once again to our winning players, Alison and Andrew,
who go away with today's jackpot of £1,000.
Very well done.
Join us next time when we'll be putting more obscure knowledge to
the test on Pointless. Meanwhile it's goodbye from Richard...
And it's goodbye from me.
Quiz in which contestants try to score as few points as possible by plumbing the depths of their general knowledge to come up with the answers no-one else can think of. Presented by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman.