APPLAUSE AND CHEERING Thank you very much, indeed! Hello, I’m Alexander Armstrong,
and a very warm welcome to this special musicals edition
of Pointless Celebrities – the quiz where the more obscure
your knowledge, the better your chances of winning. Let’s meet this evening’s
Pointless celebrities. APPLAUSE And couple number one. Uh, hello, I am
Trevor Dion Nicholas. I am the Genie in
Disney’s Aladdin on the West End. My name’s Rufus Hound. I have no
idea what I’m doing here. I was in an antique shop,
I found this lamp, I rubbed it, and… Well, anyway…
LAUGHTER APPLAUSE Couple number two! Hi, I’m Sophie Evans,
and I’m currently playing Glinda in Wicked. Hi, I’m Ria Jones, and I’ve just
played Adelaide in Paris in Guys And Dolls. APPLAUSE Couple number three! Hi, I’m John Owen-Jones, and I’ve played The Phantom
and Jean Valjean. Hi, I’m Carley Stenson. I am currently playing Georgia
in UK tour of Curtains. APPLAUSE And, finally, couple number four. Hi, I’m Denise van Outen.
I’ve been in Chicago and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s
Tell Me On A Sunday, and I’m currently a judge
on Ireland’s Got Talent. Hi, I’m Jodie Prenger, and I’ve just
been Beverly in Abigail’s Party, and I am about to do
Miss Hannigan in Annie. APPLAUSE Thank you very much, all of you. A massive, warm welcome to all
of you. Lovely to have you here. We’ll get a chance to chat
throughout the show
as it goes along. So that just leaves one more
person for me to introduce. He’s the greatest showman
this side of Broadway. Ealing Broadway.
LAUGHTER It’s my Pointless friend,
it’s Richard. Hiya!
APPLAUSE Good evening. Good evening. Good evening. Oh, this is a treat. I know. I love a musical, and you go see
them, and, oh, the talent that some of these people have. It’s an
absolute treat to have you here. I mean, it won’t help you, but it is
an absolute treat to have you here.
LAUGHTER A few people here have been
here before. Rufus, been through to
Round Two, as has Denise. But we have a leading lady. We have a Pointless
trophy-holder on our hands. Jodie. Welcome back, Jodie. She’s won a trophy before,
so she’s got to be… Got to be the favourite.
It’s in my toilet, thank you. LAUGHTER How lovely. What do you mean?
Actually in the toilet? Not in the toilet, no!
I’m very proud of it. They will not flush, will they? LAUGHTER
No. However much you try.
Really tried. Thank you very much indeed, Richard. As usual, all of today’s questions
have been put to 100 people before the show.
All our contestants here are looking for those all-important
pointless answers. These are answers that none of our
100 people gave. If you find one of those, and I hope
you will, we will add £250 to today’s jackpot. Now, as today’s show is a celebrity
special, each of our celebrities are playing for a charity. We’re going to start off with
an enhanced jackpot of… ..£2,500. There it is.
APPLAUSE Right, if everyone’s ready,
let’s play Pointless. So all you have to remember is this.
It’s the pair with the highest score at the end of each
round that gets eliminated. Just keep your scores
as low as you can. Everything’s going to be wonderful. OK. Best of luck to all four pairs. Our first category
this evening is… SHE WHISPERS Can you all decide in your pairs
who’s going to go first, who’s going to go second? And whoever’s going first,
please step up to the podium. OK, and our question concerns… Those famous people. Richard. Yeah, we’re going to show
you 16 pictures now of famous people who were born or raised
in Liverpool, but who are they, please? OK. Thank you very much, indeed. We won’t be changing it
halfway through. They stay up and they’re there
for good. That’s our cast for the whole run. OK?
LAUGHTER Good luck. Let’s have a look at
the image. Here it comes. There you go. 16 people from Liverpool. Trevor, welcome to Pointless, good to have you here. It’s wonderful to be here.
Shall we just talk about the Genie? Yeah, yeah, yeah.
We can talk about that. I mean, that’s a role that you have
absolutely made your own. Thank you. Of course. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Does
that mean, though, that it’s kind of impossible to leave? Ah, well, nothing’s impossible to leave. No-one’s irreplaceable, you know. Well, I know, I know. But I do feel like I’ve had the opportunity to really imprint myself into it, so that it will always kind of carry my… ..stench, if you will. I was going to say imprimatur,
but, no, stench is good. I love that song. Carry My Stench. Really beautiful. It really ends
the musical beautifully. So, Trevor, let’s get down
to the business in hand. OK. The problem I’m seeing is I recognise more than half. Names are fleeting at this point. Oh, listen, so long as you recognise them, we’ll take your word for it. LAUGHTER
Very good of you. So I’m going to have to go with… ..Mr John Lennon. OK. John… ALEXANDER LAUGHS
Rufus taking that on the chin. LAUGHTER
I know, I know. No, no, it’s absolutely fine.
I know, I know. Let’s see how many of our 100 people said John Lennon. It’s right. GROANS FROM AUDIENCE ALEXANDER LAUGHS
86. APPLAUSE 86. “I mean, I knew that was
John Lennon. “I just didn’t know John Lennon
was from Liverpool!” LAUGHTER That’s a hefty start.
That’s a hefty start. Oh! Rufus, you’re going to have to
do some work now. These are the hero’s yards,
though, right? Yeah, they really are.
If you come on Pointless, start with an 86 and be the last
to go on a board of 16. Now you’re talking.
If I pull this off, I’m going to crowd surf. LAUGHTER Looking at the average age
of this audience, I hope everyone’s taken their arthritis medicine. LAUGHTER Thank you very much. Ria, welcome! Hello, thank you. Great to have you. Now, your dad worked in Cabaret and your mum was a professional opera singer.
That’s right. You presumably… Was there ever any other career for you? Well, I wanted to be
a Welsh teacher. Did you really? Yeah, I did. And then suddenly I got paid
for singing and I thought, “This can’t be bad.” “This is quite fun.” Yeah, and that was it from 16. I left home, and that was it. And you were the youngest person ever to play Eva Peron? Yes. How was that?
That must’ve been quite daunting. Yeah, it was pretty scary. I look back and I think,
“How did I do that at that age?” But, yeah, it was great. Great start for me, definitely. Wonderful. Yeah. Fantastic! Now, Ria… Yes. ..our board of Liverpudlians. OK. Well, she’s one of my favourite actresses, so I’m going to have to go for her, and that’s the fabulous
Alison Steadman. “Alison Steadman,” says Ria. Let’s see how many of our 100 people
went for Alison Steadman. It is Alison Steadman. Will you
pass our high score of 86? Down to nine! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Nine for Alison Steadman. Very well done, indeed. That’s a great answer. Very well played. Thank you very much indeed, Richard. OK. John, welcome. Nice to be here.
Fabulous to have you here. Now, you played Valjean in Les Mis. Yeah. Both here on the West End and on Broadway. Mm-mm. Same character, I’m going
to say same production. I imagine it’s roughly the same. More or less, yeah.
Same set design, same… Yeah. They each have their
own sort of mystique. What’s the big difference
between here and Broadway? Well, I suppose the biggest
difference is the audience reaction. Um, in America they scream and cheer
and holler, even when characters are dying on stage. LAUGHTER And in London they’re much more
muted and polite, really, yeah. Which do you prefer? It’s an obvious… The obvious
answer is that, well, I suppose. I prefer performing in Wales. LAUGHTER John, this board of Liverpudlians. OK, I’m going to go for the guy in the bottom right-hand corner, who’s thinking rather heavily, as Peter Serafinowicz. Peter Serafinowicz. Ooh! Ooh! Oh, that’s good.
They like that in the room. LAUGHTER
Oh, that is good. Let’s see how many of our 100 people
said Peter Serafinowicz. It’s right. 86 is our high score. Nine is our low…for now. Down to three. APPLAUSE Very well done indeed, John. Three for the wonderful
Peter Serafinowicz. The answers – getting better and better, looking worse and worse for Rufus Hound, isn’t it, as we go along. Yeah, Peter
Serafinowicz, wonderful writer, actor, impressionist. He can sort of
pretty much do anything. Now, as a little secret, John,
at the end of the show, is going to be singing
us out, I think. No! Are you? Yeah. Yeah. Even if you don’t win, you’re going
to sing us out, right? Not necessarily.
LAUGHTER He’s got to fight Rufus off
the crowd first. Rufus will be on the M25
by the time this show is done. LAUGHTER Thanks very much indeed, Richard. Denise, welcome back. Hello. It’s lovely to be back. Lovely to have you with us. It was short-lived last time.
It was a bit short-lived. So, tell me, when you did
Tell Me On A Sunday, one-woman show. How is that? Cos you did it for about a year,
didn’t you? Yeah. I was in the West End for ten months
and did a short run out of London. It was brilliant.
I loved it…but it was… It was hard work. How do you cope
if you’re on your own? I think, the thing is,
there’s so much to think about, that you haven’t got
rest points in the show, so it just flies by. So, you’re just so… You’re
in this bubble and you just get into the character and before you know it, you’re at home
in your pyjamas, having a cup of tea. Oh, well, there we are, excellent. Denise, Liverpudlians. OK. I’m going to go for… SHE SIGHS
I’m torn between two, but I’ll go for Edwina Currie. Edwina Currie. Let’s see if that’s right. Let’s see how many of our 100
people said Edwina Currie. Ooh! 32 for Edwina. APPLAUSE 32 for Edwina Currie. Edwina Currie went to
the same school as Paul McCartney and George
Harrison. At the same time? Well, it must’ve been…
Similar-ish? Yeah, she was briefly
the second bassist in The Beatles. LAUGHTER Some of the early performances
in Hamburg. That’s interesting. Yeah. Nice. Very good. Thank you very much. So…
LAUGHTER That means we’re halfway
through the round, which means it’s time to have a look
at the scores. Three, the best score of the pass, John, very strong indeed. John and Carley. Then we travel up to nine,
Ria and Sophie, fantastic. 32’s where we find Denise and Jodie. Then it’s quite a journey up to 86. Trevor and Rufus. It’s easy to get a better
view from up high, isn’t it? LAUGHTER Listen, anything can happen
in the next pass, Rufus. Very, very best of luck. Let’s hope you get a nice
low-scoring answer that’ll keep you with us. I want to see
the crowd surf. We’re going to come back down the line now.
Will the second players please step up to the podium? Jodie, welcome back. Oh, it’s lovely to be back.
Thank you. Well, now you’re reprising your role
on Pointless, and about to go back into being Miss Hannigan. I know, I know, I can’t stand
musicals with kids and animals, but, you know, you’ve got to do it. LAUGHTER No, I’m really thrilled I did it. I did it years ago, so it’s great
to be going back into it. You’ll have done a few performances before, you certainly remember all
the little funny turns you do. Oh, I hope so, cos I’ve only
got a week’s rehearsal. Blimey! I know! If not, you’re on. LAUGHTER I think you’d make a good
Miss Hannigan. Careful what you wish for. LAUGHTER
I’m poised for that. Jodie, you’re on 32. OK. You have to
score 53 or less. What are you going to go for? Oh, do you know… Oh, it’s so easy to say something that is so obvious, even though I love him. Um, I’m going to say Les Dennis. Les Dennis? Yeah. Oh, Rufus’ heart is singing. LAUGHTER Les Dennis. There’s your red line. Let’s see how many of our
100 people said Les Dennis. It’s right. 64. 64. Rufus has a target now.
Takes your total up to 96. Suitably high score for the
wonderful Les Dennis there. He’s a good fellow, isn’t he? He is a good fellow. We love Les. If
you’re watching, come back on, Les. Not right… We’re in the middle
of something at the moment. LAUGHTER
Next week. Thanks very much indeed. Carley. Hi. Do you know, I actually
saw Les Mis in its first… I think it had only been going about
a week and a half, at the Barbican. Oh, wow. Extraordinary. So, yes, cos obviously you
have to be amplified. Yes. Nobody’s going to compete
against the band in a musical. Do you wear a head mic? I do. Yeah. And how
do you find those? Oh, it’s not so bad. Actually, when I did
Legally Blonde, I had two mics, but because the way that our mics
set up, it’s on your body. Yeah. But in Legally Blonde,
I had about 18 costume changes, so they had to be on my head so
I had two mic packs on my head. The packs were on your head?
In Legally Blonde, yes. Blimey. So this one with Les Mis is just the
one, but with two mics attached. It’s not… It’s not too bad. So if one fails,
the other one’s still there? The other one kind of drops in, but I always have a dent
in my head when I go home. LAUGHTER
I was going to say, do you not get
a… I get that as well, yeah! Now, Carley, you’re on 3. 92 or
less sees you into the next round. I know. Thank you so much. No pressure. You’re welcome. Now, I am torn between two,
but I’m going to go with, erm… ..bottom left, Jason Isaacs. Jason Isaacs, says Carley. Now let’s see.
Here is your red line. Come on! Get below that with Jason Isaacs,
you’re through. Oh… Is it going? It’s completely right,
and you’re through. Phew! That’s a good answer. 8. That’s the kind of score that would
have got Rufus through. 11’s your total. Terrific answer. Well done. He’s got a law degree, Jason Isaacs,
but decided to take up acting instead. Probably the same amount of wigs. Thank you very much, Richard. Now, Sophie, welcome. Thank you. Over The Rainbow was when it all
just suddenly sprang to life for you. Yeah. And you were you were tiny. I was 16 at the start. 16.
I turned 17 on the show, so it’s nearly ten years ago now. But you haven’t had any
experience before, any professional, formal training.
I was doing my GCSEs at school, heard about it on Elaine Paige
on Sunday. Seriously? And I went to the open
audition and here we are, I’m on Pointless. It’s amazing! LAUGHTER And you got to play Dorothy. I did. I played Dorothy for two years.
Yeah. And that was unbelievable.
At the Palladium. I mean, first theatre to perform in.
Incredible. Epic. And now I’m in another Oz-themed
show called Wicked. There you are. Glinda.
I love it. Yeah, brilliant. So now, Sophie, you are there on 9. 86 or less gets you
through to the next round. Yeah. OK. Yes. I was hoping it’d be people
from Cardiff, but that’s not… LAUGHTER I think the lady second from the
second line is Jennifer Ellison. Jennifer Ellison… I think.
..says Sophie. Let’s see if that’s right.
There’s your red line. Can you get below that with
Jennifer Ellison? It’s right. You’re through. 18 for Jennifer Ellison.
Very well done indeed, Sophie. Jennifer Ellison,
she’s in Brookside, she’s had chart hits – all sorts
of things, Jennifer Ellison. Thank you very much, Richard.
Now, Rufus. Oh, this is exciting. Isn’t it?! This is exciting. Isn’t it?! OK, Rufus, first, though…
Blah, blah, blah, done musicals. Let’s talk this board!
LAUGHTER First, I want to ask you, though,
when you did Wind In The Willows… Yep. ..which you toured around with,
this very often happens, a show will tour around…
Out-of-town tryouts. Make sure it’s good, bring it in.
Build some momentum. How far into that run were you
before you began to think, “I think this has
got West End legs”? It was always set up to be a big
Palladium show… Right. ..but the way it works with booking
the Palladium is they’ve got to know it’s good enough to have you there, so everything we were doing was
basically to show the people that book the Palladium,
we deserve to be there, and they came and saw it and agreed. And then what happens when a show
stops being a touring show and it comes into the Palladium?
Do you find suddenly you’ve got gold trim on all your costumes?
LAUGHTER “Whoa, there are 20 more dancers!”
and things like that, or is it…? No, it’s just the coffee you
go out and get between shows costs three times as much.
LAUGHTER There we are. OK, Rufus, I can’t
hold this back any further. These people have done a lot
better than I thought they were going to do… ..so it does put me in a very
awkward position in that the lady third from the left on the top row, I know where she’s
from and I know who she played, and I think I know her name. Oh, I like this! Oh, string it out,
Rufus, string it out! Lovely. And then there’s another
lady on there… LAUGHTER ..that I’m sure is an
absolutely pointless answer. The only pointless answer
on the board, I would imagine. Go on, Rufus. Go on, do it. Go on. Come on, Rufus. She played
Sarah Jane on Doctor Who and I think her name… ..is Elisabeth… ..Sladen. Elisabeth Sladen. Guess who was the voice
of her computer, Mr Smith? This guy right here! LAUGHTER AND CHEERING Elisabeth Sladen.
It’s a very low-down red line. Let’s see what happens when we say
Elisabeth Sladen. It’s right, it is Elisabeth Sladen.
Well done. Brilliant. You’ve done it! 6! Look at that!
You needed 9, you got 6! 92 is your total! CHEERING Very well done indeed, Rufus. That is very exciting. LAUGHTER Wow. How about that? What about that? What a hero. Phone the Pride of Britain Awards. LAUGHTER Shall we have a little look through
the rest of these? Anne Robinson would have seen you
knocked out. She would’ve scored 62. Steven Gerrard next to her would
have scored you 60. We’d have a tie if you said
the next one, who is… Krishnan Guru-Murthy. Krishnan Guru-Murthy would have
scored you 10 points. Ken Dodd, obviously
a big scorer. 81. Were you tempted to go for
Peter Reid? Peter Reid, yeah. 27 points, he would have scored you. Hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo! So you dodged that well. Craig Charles
would’ve scored you 45. Cilla would have scored you
95 points. Wow! AUDIENCE GASP And this last one, not the best
answer on the board – Peter Serafinowicz is the
best answer on the board, so a terrific answer, John. And this is… Beryl Bainbridge.
..Beryl Bainbridge, the author. And she would’ve scored 4 points. Thank you very much indeed, sir. We are at the end
of our first round. We have a pair that’s leaving us. Oh, I can’t bear it. Jodie and Denise, we’ve got
to say goodbye to you. First off again! Oh… LAUGHTER Next time. I’ve still got my trophy! You’ve still got your trophy!
I’ve still got it! Thank you so much. It’s been lovely
having you here. Thank you.
Thank you. Please come and play again.
Wonderful. Jodie and Denise. But for the remaining three pairs,
it is now time for round two. Wow. And here we are, down to three
pairs and into round two, right into the teeth of Pointless. This is where it really happens. I just can’t believe how competitive
this is going to be. Three very, very strong pairs. John, our lowest individual scorer
there. Fantastic. Oh. Peter Serafinowicz.
What a great answer. Yeah. And John and Carley,
lowest combined scorers. But the story’s going to be the
Rufus recovery, I think, probably. Yes. I think.
LAUGHTER But Ria and Sophie
did pretty well, as well. Oh, it’s going to be hard
to call this one. Very best of luck
to all three pairs. Our category for round two
this evening is… Pop music. Can you all decide on
your pairs, who’s going to go first, who’s going to go second?
And whoever’s going first, please step up to the podium. OK. And our question concerns… 1960s number ones. Please let there be a list! Richard? On each board we’re going
to show you the names of six UK number one singles from
the 1960s, but we’ve missed out one word from each
of those song titles. Can you tell us what those words
are, please? Thank you very much. So can you supply the missing
words from these 1960s number ones? And here they are. I can read all of those
number one singles again. There we are. Rufus?
Mm. Mm. Mm. So I’m going to take
a bit of a punt. I have no idea if this is right,
but it’s a phrase that I’ve heard. So I’m going to say
Cinderella Rockefella. Oh, that’s good! That’s good. I don’t if it’s right,
but, yeah, played like a pro. Let’s see if Cinderella
Rockefella is right. Let’s see how many of
our 100 people said it. It is Cinderella Rockefella! 43 is your scant reward. Yeah, that’s beautifully played.
That’s what you’ve got to do on that first podium,
you’ve got to take a risk. You’ve got to get in there early. Israeli husband and wife
duo, Esther and Abi. Cinderella Rockefella. Did they
have many other hits, Rich? Oh, yeah, a whole series.
Yeah? They did, eh… ..Umbeegie Carnegie. Umbeegie! Eh, Peter Fan Yucatan. That’s one of theirs. Hey. Oh, just loads. I don’t have
time to go into all of them! Would that I did. Yeah. Eh, Ria? Hello. Ria, what are you going
to go for on our board? OK. I’m going to take a chance
on this one. I might be wrong. I’m going to go for Release Me,
Engelbert Humperdinck? Release Me, Engelbert Humperdinck. Let’s see how many of
our 100 people said Release Me. It’s right. Oh! 43 is
the only score we’ve got so far. 53 for Release Me. Not bad. Well
done. I would never have known that. Never. I think probably
that scores less than you think, cos I think people think that song
is called Please Release Me. Yes. That’s exactly what
I was thinking, yeah. That’s good. Thank you, Richard. John, this board is all yours. Do you want to fill in
all those missing words? I’m guessing Manfred Mann’s Pretty
Woman, but that’s probably wrong. My Old Man’s a Dustman. The
Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore. Eh, I’m going to go for – I don’t
even know if this is right – My Old Man’s a Dustman.
My Old Man’s a Dustman. Let’s see how many
of our people said that. Oh! Oh! 23, John. Oh, well done. No, no, no. Oh, gosh. That is better
than scoring 100, though. It really is.
It’s also better than saying The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore
because that would scored you 97 points. Oh! Glad. In Motion at the bottom there,
you’ll know the song Poetry In Motion. Ah! Pretty big scorer, though.
It would have scored you 69 points. Four people said World In Motion,
which is a New Order song. And the top one, not Pretty Woman,
although 38 people did say it was Pretty Woman.
This is Pretty Flamingo. That’ll be low. It’s the best answer
up there, 33 people said that. 33?! OK. Now, let’s look at the scores.
We’re halfway through the round. 43, Rufus. Best score of the pass.
Well done. Rufus and Trevor looking mighty strong.
All on threes. Up to 53 where we find Ria and Sophie,
then up to 83, John and Carley. Carley, you’ll get the new board. Don’t fall into the trap of
going for something easy. OK. Remember, play the Rufus Rule.
OK. The Hound Protocol. OK. We’re going to come
back down the line now. Will the second players please
step up to the podium? OK, here we’re going to put
six more 1960s number ones up on the board
without certain words. And we have got… I’m going to read
all of those again. Carley? OK. OK. This is fun.
Don’t go too easy. OK, well, there’s a really
obvious one on there that I know. So I’m assuming everybody else does. And I don’t know the others. OK. Reach Out I’ll Be… ..There? Reach Out I’ll Be There,
says Carley. There’s no red line cos you’re currently
the highest scorers, But “There”, what happens? It’s… Oh! I’m sorry. It’s right. 95, takes your total up to 178. Beautiful song. Yeah.
Yeah. 95 points. Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
Now, then, Sophie… It doesn’t matter what you score,
you are in the head-to-head. I know one, because he’s Welsh,
obviously. Green Green Grass of Home? Green Green Grass of Home,
says Sophie. No red line for the lovely reason
that you’re already through. Let’s see how many of
our 100 people said Grass. Eh! That’s fine, that’s all right. Taking your total up to 148. Yeah, originally written by
a country music songwriter, then Tom Jones heard Jerry Lee Lewis
do a version of it and decided to do his own.
Thank you very much indeed. OK. Now, Trevor, we come to you.
And again… Yes. ..I have glad tidings –
you’re through. That’s wonderful, because the two
that I knew are definitely gone. So I’m glad. Oh, here’s one.
Go through the board and make some stuff up.
Very good, great. Erm, so we’ll say, eh, Little Red
Underpants, The Rolling Stones. Erm, we’ll say Croissant. We’ll go,
A Whiter Shade Of Off White. Concrete and Grassy Knoll. Yeah, let’s go with
A Whiter Shade Of Grey. A Whiter Shade Of Grey.
Let’s see how many of 100 viewers said that. No red line for you,
you’re already through. There we go. Scores 100 points,
takes your total up to 143. There’s two 95s there and in
fact, Whiter Shade Of Pale would have scored you 90 as well. So
some massive scorers on this board. Little Red…? Rooster.
..Rooster by the Stones. That would have scored 56.
Je T’aime Moi Non? Plus. Absolutely. Banned by Radio 1, many years ago. 33 for that.
And do you know Concrete and…? This one I don’t know.
Concrete and Clay was the answer to that one.
Would have scored you 43, somehow. There we are.
Thank you very much indeed. So we find ourselves at
the end of the second round, which means we have to say goodbye – I can’t bear it –
they were our low scorers! Carley and John!
We’ve gone from there to there. You’ve gone… Oh! Listen, though, you will rise again because
John is going to sing us out – please still do it… No chance! ..is going to sing us out
at the end. No way! Unless one of these
couples forfeits… ..I ain’t singing.
OK. Guys, thank you so much. Please come and play again. Lovely
having you here. Carley and John. APPLAUSE But for the remaining two pairs,
it’s now time for the head-to-head. Huge congratulations,
Ria and Sophie, Rufus and Trevor. You are now one step closer
to the final and a chance to play
for our jackpot, which currently stands
at £2,500. There it is. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE But we have reached that point in
the show where we have to decide who’s going to go through to the
final and play for that jackpot. And we do it by making you
go head-to-head, but you now start playing
as a pair, which is nice. You chat before you
give your answers. First pair, in this round,
to win two questions will be playing for that jackpot.
Let’s play the head-to-head. Here is your first question,
and it concerns… ..winners of Pier of the Year. It’s like Rear of the Year,
but… Yeah. But much bigger! We’re going to show you
five pictures now of piers that have won Pier of the Year.
We need you to tell us where they are, please. We’re going
to give you alternate letters
of where they are, as well. So where are these piers? That’s pretty high-octane stuff,
isn’t it? Yeah! It’s fun. OK, let’s reveal our piers
and here they come, five of them. We’ve got… There you go, two tiers of piers. Ria and Sophie,
you’re our low-scorers, so feel free to chat. Yeah, yeah. Shall we go for D?
Yeah, yeah. Yeah. OK. We’re going to go for D, Llandudno. Llandudno, say Ria and Sophie. Llandudno. Rufus and Trevor? Those piers are there
and waiting for you. Talk us through them. C is Brighton. That’s as far as I can help. That’s
as far as I can help, yeah, yeah. It’s between E, which is Cromer,
and B, which is Southwold in Sussex. And it’s just which letters do
you think people are less likely to guess based on the spacing
of the letters? That’s the game! AUDIENCE LAUGHS What do you think?
B, Southwold? Yeah. B, Southwold. OK, so we have… ..D, Llandudno. We have B, Southwold. Ria and Sophie went for Llandudno. Let’s see how many of our
100 people said that for D. It’s right. 69. That’s not so good. 69. Welsh people, maybe.
Maybe they did. Rufus and Trevor, meanwhile,
have gone for B, Southwold. Let’s see how many of
our 100 people said Southwold. It’s right. It wins the point. South – oh, look at that!
By some margin, 29… No, no, no! ..for Southwold. Very well done, Richard and Trevor.
After one question, you are up 1-0. Yeah, I do think the letters hold
the key cos it ends in an O. Very few places end and in an O,
which is why it scored
so many points, I think. Southwold scored 29.
Cromer, if you’d said it, would have scored you 28. You’ve made a fool of yourself! Really showing myself up. Apologies.
You really have. Apologies.
You really have. Brighton is the biggest scorer, unsurprisingly. Brighton
would have scored you 84 points. And the best answer on the board…
I don’t know where this is! It’s in North Somerset.
It’s won Pier of the Year twice – 1999, 2013 – and it’s Clevedon. It’s a Grade I-listed building.
It’s very beautiful. Well done if you said that.
13 points. Best answer on the board. Thank you very much indeed, Richard.
Well, this is a pretty state of affairs,
because Ria and Sophie, you have to win this next one
to stay in the game. But Rufus and Trevor
will get to answer it first. So very, very best of luck.
Our second question this evening
is all about… ..Nile Rodgers. Oh, hello! Richard? Yeah, five clues now,
some facts about the musician and producer Nile Rodgers, but
which is the most obscure answer? OK, let’s reveal our five clues,
and here they come. We have got… I’m going to read
all of those again. OK, so, Rufus and Trevor,
it’s over to you. Do you know the others?
I think the second one is going to be quite popular.
I think so, too. OK. This is by far my most
comfortable category so far today, which is not saying much. But, erm,
we are going to go with number one. We’re going to aim to get lucky
with Get Lucky. Get Lucky, say Rufus and Trevor. Now then, Ria and Sophie,
do you feel like talking through the rest
of that board? No, thank you! I mean, I’ve seen that film and I’ve watched it a million times. I just cannot think what
the name is. Oh! So I’m going to have
to go with Glastonbury, sadly. OK. You’re going to go
with Glastonbury? Yeah. So we have Get Lucky
and we have Glastonbury. So Rufus and Trevor said Get Lucky.
Let’s see if that is right for the Pharrell/Daft Punk
collaboration. Down it goes to 14!
Very well done indeed. Strong performance there. Wow! Ria and Sophie, meanwhile, have
gone for the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, 2013.
Let’s see if that’s right. Let’s see how many people said it. It is Glastonbury. Still going down – 30!
Oh, bad luck. Bad luck, Ria and Sophie.
But well done, Rufus and Trevor. That means after two questions
you’re through to the final 2-0. Well played, gents.
Let’s fill the rest of these in. The band who did
Le Freak, C’est Chic – Chic. Chic would have scored you
24 points. And the film you’ve seen a million
times with Samuel L Jackson… Coming To America.
..Coming To America. Coming To America.
Yeah, would have scored 17. So neither of those
would have beaten Get Lucky. But this one would have –
nickname of his Stratocaster. It’s got quite a cool nickname,
I have to say. And he calls it The Hit Maker. That’s a pointless answer,
so very well done if you said that. Thank you very much indeed, Richard. So the pair leaving us
at the end of the head-to-head, Ria and Sophie, I’m so sorry.
You’ve just been brilliant. I’m afraid this is where we have to
say goodbye. Please come and play
again, Ria and Sophie. Thank you. Good luck!
Good luck! Well played. But for Rufus and Trevor, it is
now time for our Pointless final. Congratulations, Rufus and Trevor,
you have fought off all the competition and you have
won our coveted Pointless trophy. You now have a chance to win
our Pointless jackpot. And at the end of today’s show
the jackpot is standing at… There. I tell you, we could make
a musical out of today’s show. I mean, act one,
the Resurgence of the Hound. I mean, that was incredible.
John Lennon, it really looked like
it was all over then. I’m sorry, Trevor, but it
really did. No, absolutely. You’re 100% correct. Listen, we
have to take this one step further. Trevor, you said that was the first
category that you felt truly
at home in. Yes. Yes, I felt quite comfortable in
that one, so I appreciated it. Well, in this last round,
we’ll put four category options
up there on the board. And maybe, let’s just hope
there’s another one up there that you like, and then
you can win the jackpot. Get the double. Yes.
OK. Best of luck. Let’s have a look at what
today’s selection looks like. We have got… AUDIENCE LAUGHS The floor is yours. Discuss. Do you read much contemporary
thriller writing? No. Right, not that. 2018 Fifa
World Cup. Any interest in that? None whatsoever.
Me either. Right, so… ..it’s between postmen
and debut Bond films. Yeah. My temptation would
be postmen. Postmen? Yeah. You think? Well, the thing
about the Bond movies is, if you don’t really know them
inside out, enough people do. Uh-huh. It’s very hard to
get a pointless answer. True. Whereas postmen could be stuff
that’s truly random. It could be really out of the blue.
Yeah. Just… So, postmen? I would say postmen. Let’s do postmen.
Postmen it is. Excellent. You’ve got to take a gamble
on these things. Yeah. We’re looking for any of
the following three things. We’re looking for any of the one- or
two-letter UK postal codes, please. You know, the beginning
of everyone’s postcodes,
the one letter or two letters. So any of those, please.
We’re looking for the cast of the 1981 film
The Postman Always Rings Twice, according to IMBb
Or we’re looking for any word of five or more letters in the
Elvis Presley song Return To Sender. Other than return and sender. So those UK area postcodes, the cast
of The Postman Always Rings Twice and words of five letters or more
in Return To Sender. Been a brilliant show.
I love these musical specials, and we would love for you
to walk away with this jackpot.
So very best of luck. Thank you very much. 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. You don’t have to answer
all three categories. Just focus on whichever categories
you like the look of. Are you ready? As we’ll ever be? I guess so. OK, let’s put 60 seconds
up on the board. There they are.
Your time starts now. Right. Do you know anyone
from the cost of The Postman Always Rings Twice?
I do not. OK. Do you know the words
to Return To Sender? I know the words
return and sender, probably. OK. But other than that? No. Right.
So, UK area codes? Yeah. The way this works is,
it’s major towns. Mm-hm. Normally the first
two letters of them. So around Guilford, for example,
it’s GU. Gotcha, gotcha, gotcha. In London, you know, it’s all NW…
Yeah, yeah, yeah. I doubt we’ll get anything
pointless there. Uh-huh. So we need to think of weird
cities that are likely to have postcodes. Gotcha, gotcha,
gotcha. So if we pool out to like… ..oh, what’s it… Yeah, erm… Eh… If we go like, DA
would be less likely than an SC or a, or a… Yeah. Yeah, yeah. So, DA might be Daventry.
Yeah, yeah. Yeah, yeah. Yeah, yeah. That might be one. Or like, eh…
My mum lives near Nottingham so that’s NG, but I mean
that’s fairly… Mm-hm, mm-hm. But that’s Lincolnshire. MG… Anything in Lincolnshire… BE? Yeah. I mean, it’s worth a punt,
to be honest. Yeah, yeah. OK. That’s your minute up. I think you’ll be able to give me
three answers now. Sounds like they’re all
going to be postcodes. Yeah, I think we we’ll go
all postcodes. Three postcodes. So, pick two random letters. DA. Lovely. DA. Pick another two. Can be anything. LAUGHTER
Just go for it. LO. LO. Oh! Lowestoft suddenly sounds
rather fruity! Erm, and maybe something around…
Aberdeen. So shall we say AB? Yeah. AB. AB. So we have DA, LO, and AB. Brilliant. Of those three,
which is your best shot, do you think,
at a pointless answer? I think LO. LO? LO goes last.
Least likely to be pointless. AB. AB. And then DA
goes in the middle. Diego’s in the middle. Diego! Because he likes it there. OK, let’s put those answers
up on the board in that order, then, and here they are. We have got… Well, they look good there. So before we put them to the test,
if you were to win this jackpot, £2,500 for your charities. Which charities are
you playing for? Rufus? I’m playing for the Refugee Council. Very good. Trevor? I am playing for MediCinema. APPLAUSE Good charity. Two lovely charities there.
Three good answers on the board. Let’s hope one of these wins
that jackpot for your charities. OK, your first answer was AB.
You put this one first. Only one of these has to be
pointless for you to win. Let’s find out, for £2,500, how many people named AB
as a postcode? It’s right. AB is absolutely right.
RUFUS WHOOPS Just has to go all the way
down to 0, and your charities will be
£2,500 richer. Now, down we go through the teens, into single figures,
still going down… Oh, it’s 6! It’s a great score.
APPLAUSE Irritatingly, we only accept
pointless answers in this last round. Of course. So I’m afraid we have to move on to
your next answer, which was DA, another lovely looking
postcode there. Let’s find out if
it’s pointless for £2,500. How many people said DA? It’s right. Come on! OK. Our first answer, AB, took us all the way down to 6.
Your next answer was DA. Down we go with DA
through the 20s, into the teens, into single thing figures.
Still going down. We’re passing 6, still going down… 2! APPLAUSE You’ve ordered things beautifully. LO, your final answer.
If we keep up this trajectory, surely it’s going to be
a pointless answer. LO has to be right,
has to be pointless for your charities
to win £2,500. How many people said LO? No! Oh, no! APPLAUSE
Mate… Well, that was a great way
of doing it. The sort of randomised element
was particularly enjoyable, but I’m afraid you didn’t manage
to find that all-important pointless answer, so you don’t win
today’s jackpot. However, as it’s a celebrity
special, we’re going to donate £500 to each celebrity pair for their
respective charities, so there we are. It’s been lovely
having you on the show, and you get a Pointless trophy
each, so don’t forget that. APPLAUSE Yeah, it was exactly
the right thing to do. There are 17 pointless answers
in that category, 17 two-letter combinations.
AB is Aberdeen, DA is Dartford. If you’d said Guildford, GU, that
would have scored you 6 points. NG, you were thinking of going for –
would have scored you 8 points. That’s a relief, isn’t it? Yeah. Let’s take a look now, a lot of people at home would’ve
gone for their own postcodes here, I’m sure. 17 groups of you
would have just won the jackpot, and they live in
the following places. DD, which is Dundee. GH, that’s Harrogate. NP, Newport. TQ, that’s Torquay. DT for Dorchester. HR for Hereford. HS for Hebrides. IV for Inverness
is a pointless answer. KA for Kilmarnock,
ML, Motherwell. SG, Stevenage.
SY, Shrewsbury. TD is Galashiels.
TR, Truro, was a pointless answer. TS, which comes from Teesside,
but it’s Cleveland. UB, which is Southall,
comes from Uxbridge, and WD for Watford. Those would have been the pointless
answers – very well done, if you said any of those. Tough pointless answers on
The Postman Always Rings Twice – there’s a few of them up here, including Christopher Lloyd,
up there. The only ones who scored any points
at all were Jack Nicholson, Jessica Lange, and Anjelica Huston. So everyone else was pointless. Now, there were some gettable
pointless answers in this Return To Sender. If you’d spent
some time singing the song through, let’s take a look at some of these. “Dropped a letter in the mailbox,”
dropped AND mailbox both pointless answers,
as are gonna and write. Those would have been
the pointless answers – very well done if you said
any of those at home. Thank you very much indeed, Richard,
and thank you, Rufus and Trevor. It’s been fabulous having you
on the show. Thank you so much for playing.
Rufus and Trevor, everyone. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Join us next time when we’ll be
putting more obscure knowledge to the test on
Pointless Celebrities. Meanwhile, it’s goodbye
from Richard. Goodbye. And it’s goodbye from me,
but before we go, singing us out with Bring Him Home
from Les Miserables, it’s John Owen-Jones. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE # God on high # Hear my prayer # In my need # You have always been there # He is young # He’s afraid # Let him rest # Heaven blessed # Bring him home # Bring him home # Bring him home # He’s like the son
I might have known # If God had granted me a son # The summers die # One by one # How soon they fly # On and on # And I am old # And will be gone # Bring him peace # Bring him joy # He is young # He is only a boy # You can take # You can give # Let him be # Let him live # If I die, # Let me die # Let him live # Bring him home # Bring him home # Bring him… # ..home. # CHEERING AND APPLAUSE