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Thank you very much indeed. Hello, I'm Alexander Armstrong,
and a very warm welcome to Pointless,
the show where obvious answers mean nothing
and obscure answers mean everything.
Let's meet today's players.
And couple number one.
Hello, I'm Ben, this is my friend Michael, and we're from London.
Couple number two.
Hello, I'm Trudy, this is my son Andy, and we're from Harrow.
-Couple number three.
-Hello, I'm Sarah, this is my friend Mary,
and we're from south Manchester.
And finally couple number four.
Hello, I'm Will, this is my lovely wife Polly,
and we're from the village of Sutton Bonnington in Nottinghamshire.
And these are today's contestants. APPLAUSE
Thanks very much, all of you, a very warm welcome to Pointless.
Lovely to have you here. We'll get a 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 the perfect addition to any pub quiz team -
if all you're missing is a mascot.
It's my Pointless friend, it's Richard.
Hiya. Hi, everybody.
-Good afternoon to you.
This is like a game of Pointless All-Stars,
this is going to be an absolute cracker.
We've got two returning pairs coming back.
Two of them have given us pointless answers on the previous show.
Trudy and Andy got all the way through to the head-to-head.
Very unlucky to get knocked out on the head-to-head as well.
Really, really strong pair.
And Will and Polly got knocked out in Round Two on eight points,
on our round about chemical elements,
and Will gave us a pointless answer in that round as well.
So two very, very strong pairs I'm afraid, newcomers.
But what if the newcomers are awesome as well?
-It's going to be extraordinary, isn't it?
-Samarth and Karan, who beat Trudy and Andy in that head-to-head,
and a really, really good jackpot round, wasn't it?
And they gave us exactly the sort of pointless answer we like,
Lovely, made everyone look classy,
makes the show look classy when someone says Dostoevsky
-and it's a pointless answer.
-And it was a pointless answer.
It was a pointless answer - although they chose not to go with it.
-I know. Listen...
Oh, Trudy, it's sad. Isn't it a shame?
-It's a shame, isn't it?
But, no, great show last time, great show this time, nice jackpot,
and two people here have contributed to that jackpot as well,
-so let's get going, shall we?
-Let's do it.
Thank you very much indeed. The point of this is that
Karan and Samarth didn't win the jackpot last time
so we start off with a jackpot that we're adding another £1,000 to
from the previous jackpot. And it is a jackpot of £2,750.
Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless.
Remember, the pair with the highest score at the end of each round
will be eliminated. That's it - the only rule you have to remember.
Other than that, 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 the question concerns...
On each board we're going to show you seven names of
literary villains or antiheroes,
you just need to tell us what book they came from, please.
We're also going to show you the author and initials of the book.
Seven on the first board, seven on the second,
14 in all to have a go at at home.
-Very best of luck.
-Thank you very much indeed.
So we are looking for the book from which
these villains or antiheroes have stepped.
And here is our first board of seven. We have got...
I'll read those all again.
-Thank you very much.
Welcome to Pointless. Good to have you here. What do you do, Ben?
I work for a telecoms company looking after mobile apps.
Right. How long have you done this for?
About a year, just coming up to.
Has your little department of the telecommunications company
been going for long?
-I'm starting it, so...
-It's your thing, I was going to say,
cos quite often it sounds like quite a new thing.
And presumably it'll only be there for a few years, then you'll be
bought up by someone else, or you'll go off to something else.
-A very exciting but constantly changing world.
-The world of apps. What sort of apps are you doing?
So my team makes apps for our customers.
So we have a few.
I look after our main one and the business has a couple as well.
That's exciting. Now, Ben, we want the names of these books.
Which would you like to go for?
I think I know a few of them, but I'm going to go with Mrs Coulter
and I think that's Northern Lights.
Northern Lights, says Ben.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Northern Lights.
Good answer, Ben, look at that, down to 21.
Very good indeed. Northern Lights, great start to the show.
Nice start, Ben, well played.
Yeah, the first of the His Dark Materials trilogy.
Indeed. Thank you very much, Richard.
-Trudy, welcome back.
Remind us what you like getting up to in Harrow, Trudy.
I'm retired but I am a trained bereavement visitor
and I am on the fundraising committee of that particular group
and we organise quizzes and bridge lunches.
How long do your bridge afternoons go on to?
What time do people tend to finish?
Well, we do it at lunch, so it's going to be from about 10.30.
Coffee and biscuits, of course.
Then we play, then we break for lunch.
There's probably tea and biscuits as well, so I think about 4.30.
OK, and is there a natural pause in the game at that point
or do some people want to just keep on playing until the small hours?
Well, those who are addicted, and there are plenty, can play 24/7.
-Yeah, I bet.
-No, you mustn't do that.
-You mustn't do that.
That's crazy. They wouldn't play... They'd play all week?
-24/7? I doubt that.
-With just bridge rolls to keep them going as well.
Trudy, what would you like to go for on our board?
I'm going to go for the second one down,
American Psycho, says Trudy.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said American Psycho.
Well, 21 is our only score at this point.
15, very well done indeed.
15, lovely score there.
Nothing like a silent first letter to throw people off the scent.
Yes, the AP, absolutely.
Trudy starting off as she left off last show as well,
very well played, it's a good answer.
He is driven mad by a bridge marathon.
Finally sends him over the top.
-Mary, welcome to Pointless.
Lovely to have you here from south Manchester.
-What keeps you busy in south Manchester?
I'm retired now, I'm a retired theatre sister.
We've a grandson now,
just one and a half so we've started to look after him a few days a week,
-a couple of days a week.
-Very nice, what's his name?
-He might well be with you watching this in fact, Joseph.
Very good indeed. What do you like getting up to in your...?
I enjoy reading, doing crosswords, going to the cinema, gardening
but, erm, I'm also very active in our local church.
Very good indeed. OK, now, Mary, what about all these books?
How are you finding our list?
The two that I'm definite of now I think are going to be high.
And the one I'm not sure of, with the scores that there are,
I think I might... I don't know what to do.
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park.
Mansfield Park, says Mary, for Jane Austen.
Let's see how many of our 100 people went for Mansfield Park.
It's right. Well, 21 is the high score.
15 the low at this point.
21, there you are, you're joining Ben and Michael.
Nice place to be, 21.
Well played, Mary.
Henry Crawford, he's a wealthy cad.
Thank you very much, Richard.
Now, Will, welcome back.
-Welcome back to Pointless.
Here from Nottinghamshire.
What keeps you busy in Nottinghamshire, Will?
Well, I'm retired.
What did you do before you retired?
I worked in coal-fired power generation.
Right you are. What do you like getting up to now?
Like Trudy, Polly and I, we like to play bridge.
I do a lot of gardening, walking the dog,
and I'm a volunteer driver for our local community bus.
Very good indeed.
Have you been playing bridge in the green room before?
No. We couldn't find...
Sometimes you don't know who's going to get the call-up.
Could have made up a four.
I don't know if Andy plays, but...
He said that a little bit too firmly I think, didn't he?
-He doesn't sound very keen, does he?
Surely there must be someone else, maybe from a future game
you could bring in to build up a four.
Anyway, Will, lovely to have you back.
It was Round Two we said goodbye to you last time
so we've got to be hoping we see you
in the head-to-head and beyond today.
Would you like to talk us through this board
and do all the mopping up?
My worry is the only ones I know I think are going to be high scorers.
The top one is Animal Farm.
And then we've got Treasure Island,
and the bottom one, 1,001 Dalmatians. Erm...
I'll go Animal Farm.
OK, Animal Farm.
Let's see how many of our 100 people went for Animal Farm.
Well, 21 is the high score at this point...
64 comes up on the board.
Tough to find yourself in that position, Will.
-64 for Animal Farm.
-Well done, Will.
It's a better answer than Treasure Island
cos Treasure Island would have scored you more points.
It would have scored you 81.
It's definitely a better answer than 1,001 Dalmatians
-cos that would've scored you 100.
-That's a lot of Dalmatians!
But I can see with the initials why you went for it.
-The 101 Dalmatians.
-Would have scored 47.
That's the sort of thing that can knock you out so easily.
-I don't know where the other 900 came from.
I'd tell you exactly where they came from but maybe not at tea-time.
And the best answer on the board, the Samuel Richardson novel...
That would have scored three points, very well done if you said that.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard. We're halfway through the round,
let's take a quick look at those scores.
15, Trudy, once again the best answer posted on the podiums
at this stage of the round.
Then up to 21 where we find Ben and Michael, Mary and Sarah,
quite a party going on at 21.
Then up to 64, where we find Will and Polly.
Now, Polly, you will have a lovely fresh, clean board.
From it, make sure you find a nice low-scoring answer.
Good luck. We're going to come back down the line.
Can the second players please step up to the podium?
Let's put seven more hints at book titles up on the board
and here they are.
I shall read those all again.
Polly, welcome back to Pointless.
Now then, last time,
we discovered that one of the many jobs you have done was
-a course in hen keeping.
What else? What are these other jobs you've done?
Well, I play the piano badly, I play bridge a bit better,
but most of my time now is spent
with breeding and training chocolate Labradors.
Oh, I love chocolate Labradors. Mm!
Now you're talking. I always say the answer to the question,
what's your favourite dog is also the answer to the question,
where would you most like to work?
Polly, now then. 64, you are the high scorers.
Let's hope there's a nice low scoring answer on that board that you know.
There's one I definitely know and might be low,
and there's another, which after my last performance,
I'm going to go for Hannibal Lecter and Red Dragon.
You're getting a firm nod from Sarah and Mary.
And now Will! Slightly late to the party, but Will has joined.
Red Dragon says Polly.
No red line for you as you're the highest scorers.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Red Dragon for Hannibal Lecter.
Now then, 15 is our low score.
38 is what you get for Red Dragon.
102 is your total.
Yeah, preceded Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal.
-Made into a film called Manhunter.
-Thank you very much, Richard.
-Now, Sarah, welcome.
-Welcome, also here from south Manchester.
What do you do, Sarah?
I'm a clinical scientist, I work in a hospital.
-Right, as a clinical scientist in a hospital?
Do you work in a different department, in a laboratory?
You would think that, but I'm quite unusual in what I do.
I coordinate an autologous blood transfusion service.
I actually am in theatres, which is where I met Mary,
-and I recycle patients' blood when they're having major surgery.
So the same blood that's come out of them gets processed
-and then goes back in?
-Yeah, it goes through a machine
-and goes back in again.
-See, that's clever. That's very clever, Sarah.
And what do you like doing when not reprocessing blood?
LAUGHTER Among other things!
It takes a lot of my time cos I'm on call
at least three or four nights a week.
I have two teenage children, and so I'm a taxi driver.
I'm sure anybody with teenage children will understand that one.
And, yeah, I'm also a director of my own spin out company as well so...
Very good indeed. So, busy is the answer to that.
Now, Sarah, you're on 21. Lovely, low score from Mary
in the first pass, which means 80 or less is your target.
-What would you like to go for?
-I know a few of them,
it's just a case of working out which one may be the lowest score.
-There's a couple there that I don't know. Oh, dear...
I'll go for the Dickens,
and go for The Old Curiosity Shop.
The Old Curiosity Shop, says Sarah. Here's your red line.
If you get below that with The Old Curiosity Shop,
you are into Round Two. How many of our 100 people said it?
It's right. And you're through, look at that.
With plenty of room to spare. 24. Very good.
45 is your total.
Well played, Sarah. Played by Toby Jones in the TV adaptation.
Thank you very much, Richard.
Now, then, Andy.
Welcome back to Pointless. Remind us of what you do, Andy.
I'm in marketing. I do marketing for an insurance company.
And when not marketing,
you are keeping strict time at the back of a rock combo?
-You're a drummer.
How often do you play?
-We normally rehearse once or twice a week.
Yeah, and play, try and play live maybe once a month,
once every couple of months.
That's fun. How many of you in the band?
-Four. The normal combo number, then?
-Excellent. Now, tell me this -
do you play with any kind of ear defence?
-This is vital.
I played the drums when I was little and now I can't hear anything.
I mean, everyone now plays with ear defenders, don't they?
Yeah, you've got to. You've got to, really, it's pretty loud.
-Yeah. Yeah, yeah. Terrible. Now, Andy...
Fabulous low score from Trudy in the first pass
-leaves you with a target of 86.
That's almost free rein.
What would you like to go for?
OK, I think I'm going to go for Roald Dahl,
Agatha Trunchbull, Matilda.
Matilda, says Andy.
Matilda. Here is your red line.
If you get below this red line with Matilda, you're in Round Two.
It's right, and you're through. Well done. Trudy and Andy sail on.
62, gets your total up to 77.
Yeah, have you seen the musical in the West End of Matilda?
-Do you know, I'm ashamed to say I haven't.
-You should take the kids.
-Yeah, we must do.
-The kids have seen it.
-Oh, have they?
-I haven't, yeah.
-Oh, they've been.
Oh, they loved it. There we go, thank you very much, Richard.
-Now, Michael, welcome to Pointless.
-Good to have you here.
-What do you do, Michael?
-I'm an accountant for a media company.
And being media, do you mean sort of televisual media,
or is it sort of magazine publishing?
isn't it? Interesting kinds of figures you're dealing with.
-If you're going to be an accountant...
-Is what I'm thinking.
-If you're going to be an accountant...
That's what I don't understand sometimes about people
with accountancy qualifications.
You can work anywhere, so I don't know why anyone chooses to be
-an accountant in somewhere boring.
-In an accountancy firm.
-Why not work in an industry you like?
You could be an accountant for a chocolate biscuit factory.
-Yes, that's what I would do.
-You could. Yeah.
Oh, can you imagine?
Michael. Now on 21. There we are.
You have the same target as Sarah and Mary had, which is 80.
This board is all yours. Do you want to talk us through it?
The first one there is The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
Don't know the third one down. So I'm going to go for number four,
-The Da Vinci Code.
-And that's the answer you're going to go for?
Here is your red line.
Let's see how far down the column we get with The Da Vinci Code.
It's right. And you're through, well done.
There you are, nothing to worry about, 49...
..is your score. 70 is your total.
Yeah, safe and sound, you were right about
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe as well, up the top there, CS Lewis.
That would have scored you 69 points.
-A Clockwork Orange.
-A Clockwork Orange.
That would have scored you 17.
This is the best answer on the board.
Now, it's a wonderful film.
Billy Wilder made a film of this, and the book is brilliant,
and it's an amazing story.
Double Indemnity. Double Indemnity, and it's a pointless answer as well,
so very well done if you said that.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard. We're at the end of our first round,
and we have to say goodbye to one of our pairs.
-Polly and Will!
-Oh, I'm so sorry!
Far too soon to be sending you home,
but it's been lovely having you on both shows.
Thank you so much for playing, Polly and Will.
But for the remaining three pairs, it is now time for Round Two.
Just in case you haven't noticed, we are now down to three pairs.
And at the end of this round, we'll be down to two pairs.
Trudy, unsurprisingly, the lowest individual scorer in that round.
Sarah and Mary, our lowest combined scorers,
so good teamwork over there on the far podium.
Best of luck to all three pairs.
Our category for Round 2 this afternoon is...
Drink. 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...
..as they could.
Top exporters of beer, Richard?
Yeah, we're looking for any of the countries who are in the top 30
exporters of beer by value in 2015, please.
This is according to Trade Map
and their calculations based on the UN Comtrade statistics.
So any country that is in the top 30 exporters of beer by value,
other than the United Kingdom.
As always, by country, we mean a sovereign state
that's a member of the UN in its own right.
And, as always, by beer, we mean beer.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
Now, Michael, what would you like to go for?
I'm going to go for the Netherlands.
The Netherlands, says Michael.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said the Netherlands.
It's right. It could be rather a good answer.
Look at that, down to 34. Not bad at all, Michael.
34 for the Netherlands.
Yeah, it's a good answer.
They're actually the second-largest exporter, the Netherlands.
2 billion US dollars' worth of beer they export.
There we are. Thank you, Richard.
OK, not really a beer drinker but I am going to say Belgium.
Belgium, says Judy. Belgium.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Belgium.
34 is the only score we have at the moment.
41 for Belgium.
Yeah, 1.3 billion from Belgium.
In Bruges, where they brew an awful lot of beer,
it's got a very beautiful medieval centre.
They've got a beer pipeline which goes from the centre of Bruges
out to the outskirts so that lorries and so on don't have to
come into the centre of town.
So they literally just put the pipe into the lorry
and just stand there, whistling.
-Fill it full of beer.
-Fill it up with beer.
Just filling the tank up.
Imagine that - a beer tunnel.
-That's quite cool, isn't it?
-They should do rides.
-You get a little dinghy...
-..along the beer tunnel.
And you're each given a little tankard.
Little beaker, you're wandering along.
Ah... And then you're in the middle of Bruges.
-Going against the flow.
-Yes, that would be...
Oh, yeah, that's harder.
So you've got someone punting at the back.
Mm. You know what I would take down there with me?
-A little slice of lime.
Thanks very much, Richard.
-Right. Well, I do drink a lot of beer.
But I don't necessarily look on the bottle to see where it comes from.
-It's a bit of a problem. Erm, I know some definites,
-and I'm just wondering whether to try a risky one.
-Come on, Sarah.
I don't know. I think I'll play safe and go for Australia.
OK, Australia, says Sarah.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Australia.
Well, they did seem to sell a lot when I was there three weeks ago.
I know, I was thinking that was an ingenious answer.
So ingenious, though, it was wrong for 100 points, I'm afraid, Sarah.
-Sorry about that.
-Yeah, I think a lot of what we think of as
Australian beer we actually make here. It's all made under licence.
So we think there's various very big brands which we believe to be
-Australian - it's a marketing thing, really.
-It's a ruse.
That's unlucky cos the adverts have lied to you.
-I fell for those as well!
-Such a mug.
-There we are.
Thank you very much, Richard. We're halfway through the round.
Let's take a look at those scores.
34 the best score of the pass, Michael. Very well done indeed.
Michael and Ben, top of the tree. 41 is where we find Trudy and Andy,
and then 100, Sarah and Mary.
Mary, a little bit of an onus on you therefore to come up with a nice,
low-scoring answer. We're going to come back down the line.
Can the second players step up to the podium?
So we're looking for the countries that export the most beer by value.
And maybe from that we can all learn a lesson.
I'm not a beer drinker. Erm, ooh...
Do you want me to go for an obvious one
that people might not think to say?
Which I'm going to go for, it's Ireland.
Ireland. Surely Ireland, says Mary.
No red line for you, Mary, as you're the high scorers.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Ireland.
Well, 100 was our highest score, 34 our low,
you passed all of those... 25.
Not bad at all, Mary. Have you done enough, I wonder.
125 is your total.
Have you done enough to keep yourselves in the game?
Yeah, that's a great answer, Mary, very well played.
Lowest score so far.
Most famous, of course, for its stout.
Thank you very much, Richard. Now, Andy...
Andy, you've had a little bit of time to think about this.
I have a feeling you...
I think you are going to go through the floor of
our 25 score at this point. I think you've got a brilliant answer.
OK, I'm going to go for Poland.
Poland. Poland. What about that? Poland.
That earned you a little appreciative hum from the audience.
Here is your red line, nice and high, you'll notice.
If you can get below that, you are through to the next round.
How many of our 100 people said Poland? Is it right?
It's right. You are through.
I said you were going to go below 25.
Oh, and you have! 21, look at that.
Very well done indeed, Andy.
Taking your total up to 62.
It's another very good answer, yeah.
In Poland, they do sort of a mulled beer.
They serve it hot with cinnamon and cloves
and honey in the winter months.
-I think it is quite filling, yeah.
-Thank you, Richard.
Now, Ben. Ben, you are on 34.
90 or less is your target.
OK. So there are a few that sprang to mind that I think may be slightly
high scorers, but now I'm also worried that I've also been
mis-sold by advertising, and I'm going to say a country that
-doesn't actually produce the beer itself, so...
So I'm going to go with Japan.
Japan. Let's find out. Is that right?
34 is your score at the moment.
There is your red line.
If it's correct, you're through.
If it's incorrect, Mary and Sarah stay with us,
and we'll say goodbye to you at the end of the round.
Let's see, Japan, how many of our 100 people said it?
It's right - and you're through.
You held your nerve there, Ben.
And there's your reward - 19, the lowest score of the round,
taking your total up to 53.
The lowest total of the round.
Yeah, it's very well played. Yeah, lots of Japanese brands of beer.
One of the Japanese labels, they produced a space beer
using space barley which had been grown
on the International Space Station.
Cost £12 a bottle,
which in Japan is probably cheaper than normal beer.
-Now, what country do you think
exports the most beer by value in the world?
-In the world...
-Not USA, that would have scored you 59 points.
Not Germany, it would have scored you 76 points.
-Not Czech Republic, that would have scored you 21.
-It is Mexico.
Very well played, Mary.
Over 2.5 billion worth of exports from Mexico.
That would have scored you 17 points.
-So it would have been a very, very good answer.
Three pointless answers here.
Just the three, and they are...
Me either. South Korea, I think you can understand, maybe.
And Vietnam. Those were the three pointless answers.
You'd have got one point for Singapore, Namibia and Malaysia,
two points for Slovenia.
Four for Thailand, eight for South Africa, 11 for Russia, 13 Portugal,
14 Brazil, 15 Canada.
17 for China and Austria.
You'd have got 21 for Sweden, 24 for Italy,
and everything else we've heard apart from 35 for Spain,
37 for Denmark, and France, which would have scored you 46.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard. So at the end of our second round,
the pair we have to say goodbye to with their high score of 125,
Mary and Sarah, I'm so sorry.
It is you. Yes, that was a tough trap to fall into there, Sarah,
but I'm sure when you come back you'll do much, much better.
We will see you then and look forward to it very much.
Mary and Sarah, thank you.
But for the remaining two pairs, it's now time for our head-to-head.
Congratulations, Ben and Michael, Trudy and Andy,
you are now one step closer to the final
and a chance to play for that jackpot,
which currently stands at £2,750.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Well, here we are. We've reached that lovely plateau
that is the head-to-head round,
which means you're now allowed to start playing as a team.
You can confer before you give your answers,
and the first pair to win two questions
will be playing for that jackpot.
Now, Trudy and Andy, we were here last time -
only last time you were our golden couple.
You were our golden couple, our low-scoring pair.
You've been usurped from that position by Ben and Michael.
But actually you didn't win in the golden couple position,
so we know anything can happen in this round.
Ben and Michael, your first appearance here.
Very, very best of luck.
Let's see what happens, best of luck to both pairs.
Let's play the head-to-head.
Here is your first question.
And it concerns...
-We are going to show you five pictures now of different
ball sports, but can you tell us what the sports are, please?
OK, let's reveal our five pictures, and here they come.
We have got...
OK, there we are, five ball sports.
Ben and Michael, you are our golden couple, so you will go first.
OK, I think we're going to go with A, and say dodge ball.
Dodge ball, say Ben and Michael.
Now, then. Trudy and Andy, do you want to talk us through that board?
So we think B is lacrosse.
D is croquet.
I'm not sure about E.
-E could be badminton.
-No, but there's no bat in his hands.
-There's no bat.
-Badminton without a bat.
It's a new sport.
We're going to go with B for lacrosse.
B, lacrosse. So we have dodge ball and we have lacrosse.
Ben and Michael said dodge ball for A.
Let's see if that's right, let's see how many of our 100 people said it.
Look at that, 11 for dodge ball, very well done indeed.
Meanwhile, Trudy and Andy have gone for B, lacrosse.
Let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people said lacrosse.
66. There we are. Quite a high score for lacrosse there.
Ben and Michael, very well done. After one question, you're up 1-0.
Well played. It's really risen in popularity, dodge ball.
Ever since the movie DodgeBall, which is a great film.
But loads of schools play it now. My son's school play it.
So it's a cool sport.
C, of course, is polo.
Big score for that, would have scored 93.
Croquet is also a big scorer.
Would have scored you 73.
Now, this last sport, really very, very popular in Nigeria,
-but do you know what it is?
Yeah, fives, or Eton fives, well played.
-Would have scored you two points.
-Thanks very much, Richard.
Now, we're at the end of our first question.
Trudy and Andy, this is the second question.
You have to win this one to stay in the game, so very best of luck.
Our second question today is all about...
-Yeah, we're going to show you the names of five parts of
the human circulatory system with alternate letters removed,
which you must not try at home.
Can you tell us what those parts of the system are, please?
Thank you very much indeed. Let's reveal our five parts of human
circulation with bits missing, and here they are.
I shall read those all again.
Trudy and Andy will go first.
We're going for the fourth one down, vena cava.
Vena cava, say Trudy and Andy.
Now, then, Ben and Michael, talk us through these circulatory systems.
So I think we know all of them.
The top one's lungs, the second one would be atriums.
Ventricle, and renal at the bottom.
I think we'll go with atriums.
You're going to go for atriums, Ben and Michael?
So Trudy and Andy gave us vena cava.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said that.
Vena cava, 36.
Ben and Michael, meanwhile, have given us atriums.
Atriums, the second one down there. Let's see if that's right,
let's see how many of our 100 people said that.
Oh, wins you the point, down it goes.
Atriums, down to 16.
And very well done indeed, Ben and Michael.
It means, after only two questions,
you are straight through to the final, 2-0.
Very well played, gents. Very nice answer.
You actually would have won the point with ventricles as well.
It scored slightly fewer, it scores 35.
Right at the top, lungs is a big scorer,
that would have scored you 94.
And renal down the bottom there, another big scorer, 90 for that.
Thank you very much, Richard.
So the pair leaving us at the end of head-to-head round,
Trudy and Andy, I'm so sorry.
Second time we've had a majestic performance from you
right the way through the show,
and then at the head-to-head round we have to say goodbye.
I'm so sorry you didn't get a chance to take that Pointless trophy home.
It would have been deserved if you had.
But it's been lovely having you on the show.
-Thank you so much.
-Lovely being here.
-..Trudy and Andy.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
But for Ben and Michael, it's now time for our Pointless final.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Congratulations, Ben and Michael,
you've fought off all the competition
and you've 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 £2,750.
There we are.
-Very well done. Very well done indeed.
I mean, first round you were sort of in the middle of things there.
Second round, the beer round, suddenly shot to the fore there.
That seemed to keep you going right the way through the head-to-head,
which you won 2-0.
And here you are in the final on your first appearance on Pointless.
So very good indeed. I mean, on that kind of trajectory,
I think we would expect to see you carry off the jackpot, I think.
What would you like to see come up on this, on this last round?
Music could be amazing or terrible, so...
Sport would be pretty good, I think, between us.
OK. OK, well, very best of luck.
Let's see what today's selection of topics looks like.
We have got...
Yeah, I don't think I watch enough dramas.
-No, I don't at all.
-Other than... I can think of a couple.
Sporting Queens, not sure.
And '50s films is...
I think we are going to have to go with TFL train stations.
Sounds good. OK, TFL train stations. Richard.
Yeah, we are essentially looking for any London train stations.
Anything on the TFL map, London Underground, London Overground, DLR,
not tram links, but anything else on the TFL map
beginning with one of the following three letters, please.
So any station beginning with T,
any station beginning with F.
You may be able to guess the last one - any station beginning with L.
So any of those overground or underground stations
beginning with one of those three letters. Very best of luck.
Thank you very much indeed. 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 those answers to be pointless. Are you ready?
Let's put 60 seconds up on the clock.
There they are. Your time starts now.
Theydon Bois at the end of the Central Line.
OK, that sounds like a good one.
-Limehouse on the DLR.
Any other DLR ones you can think of?
Oh, I don't catch it.
I think... Is Turnham Green one?
-Yes, I think it is.
-Turnpike Lane, good one.
-Leyton, Leytonstone, they'll be high scorers.
What about on the overground?
Those letters. Struggling.
-No, that's national.
Ten seconds left.
-So what are the three?
-Loughton on the Central Line?
Loughton, yeah? Shall we go with Loughton?
-Yeah. No, let's go with...
OK, that's your minute up. Let's have your three answers.
I think you're going to give them.
So for T we can go for Theydon Bois on the Central Line.
And we're going to go for Loughton for L.
-It's on the Central Line.
-And we're going for Turnham Green.
-And Turnham Green.
Three good answers there. Of those three, which do you think
is probably your best shot at a pointless answer?
-Theydon Bois probably.
-Theydon Bois goes last.
-Least likely to be pointless?
-Turnham Green, yeah.
Turnham Green, then Loughton in the middle.
OK, well, lets put those answers up on the board
in that order, then, and here they are.
We have got Turnham Green, we've got Loughton,
and we've got Theydon Bois.
Three good answers there.
Quite a nice jackpot to be taking home as well, £2,750.
What would you like to do with that, Ben, if you won?
I think some of it would go straight to my girlfriend
for a bit of a shopping spree.
I've been told that I had to say that.
And then the rest, probably some stuff for around the kitchen.
-Need some new pans. Something exciting like that.
-That could be part of the shopping spree.
-It could be.
Maybe the shopping spree could be in a kitchen shop.
-I didn't think of that.
-There you are. Michael?
I want to go to New Zealand next year on the Lions tour,
so that would kind of work pretty good, I think.
That could work very nicely indeed.
Well, as I say, very best of luck.
Let us see. I think those are three good answers.
Let's see what our 100 people think.
Turnham Green. In the case of all three answers,
we're looking for TFL stations in London.
Let's find out how many of our 100 people said Turnham Green.
If it is pointless, it will win you £2,750.
Well, obviously, it's right, Turnham Green.
Down it goes. I think it will go a long way down, through the 20s,
Are we into the teens? Yes, we are, we are into single figures.
Down it goes. Still going down.
Turnham Green taking us down to one!
One. One with your very first answer.
Very impressive indeed. Annoyingly, not a pointless answer.
So we turn to your next answer, which was Loughton.
Let's find out how many of our 100 people said Loughton.
Could they name Loughton as a TFL station?
If it's pointless, it wins you £2,750.
Let's see how many of our 100 people said Loughton.
It's right. Turnham Green was right, took us all the way down to one.
Loughton now takes us down through the 40s.
Into the 30s, into the 20s. Into the teens.
Are we in single figures? Yes, we are.
Down we go. We're still going down with Loughton.
We're still going down to two!
Two for Loughton!
We're very much in the right territory here.
-One of these, surely.
Surely, one of these answers will win you that jackpot.
£2,750 riding on your third and final answer, which is Theydon Bois.
Let's find out, for £2,750, how many people said Theydon Bois.
Is it a pointless answer?
Turnham Green took us down to one.
Loughton took us down to two.
Theydon Bois takes us down through the 20s.
We are into the teens.
We are into single figures, we're going down.
Still going down. Passing two...!
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Very well done indeed.
Congratulations, Theydon Bois a pointless answer!
Which means you go home with that jackpot of £2,750.
Very well done indeed.
That will turn 'em green.
Very well played. Terrific stuff.
There's different pointless answers for different categories.
Let's take a look at them. We will start with T.
You don't need to tut if you've already won the money,
that's the good news.
The F, there's fewer than any of the others.
There's only two pointless answers here...
Fairlop, and Finchley Road & Frognal, which should count as two.
And finally onto L.
You could have had...
You could have had Langdon Park, Leyton Midland Road or Leyton High Road as well.
Very well done if you got any of those at home,
-and congratulations, gents, great win.
-Thanks very much, Richard.
And thanks once again to our winning players, Ben and Michael,
who go away with today's jackpot of £2,750.
Very well done indeed. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Join us next time when we'll be
putting more obscure knowledge to the test on Pointless.
-Meanwhile, it's goodbye from Richard.
And it's goodbye from me. 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.