Pointless Celebrities – S08E09 “Child Stars” (7 Nov 2015)

Pointless Celebrities – S08E09 “Child Stars” (7 Nov 2015)


APPLAUSE Thank you very much indeed. Hello, I’m Alexander
Armstrong and a very warm welcome to this special child
stars edition of Pointless Celebrities, the show where the
aim is to avoid the obvious answers and find the obscure ones. Let’s meet today’s Pointless celebrities. APPLAUSE – Couple number one.
– Hello, my name is Thomas Turgoose, most famously known for the part in This Is
England which started ten years ago and we’re still
doing it now. We’ve got a new series due to release soon,
so yeah. Hi, I’m Tyger Drew-Honey and I am most well-known for my role as Jake
in Outnumbered which was a long-running British sitcom – which might be coming back for a special
in the near future. – Ooh! APPLAUSE Couple number two. Hi, my name is Lee MacDonald and I played
Zammo in Grange Hill. My name’s Erkan Mustafa and I played Roland
in Grange Hill. APPLAUSE – Couple number three.
– Hi, I’m Michelle Gayle and when I was a child actor, cos I’m pretty old now, I was in Grange Hill. I’m Adam Rickitt and when I was a child actor I was in Coronation Street. APPLAUSE And finally, couple number four. I’m Julie Dawn Cole but perhaps better known
as Veruca Salt in the original Willy Wonka And The Chocolate
Factory. Hello, I’m Mark Lester. I was Oliver in the 1968 musical of the same
name. APPLAUSE Thank you very much. We’ll find out more about you throughout the
show. So, that just leaves one more person for me
to introduce. A man with a brain which baffles medical science, mainly because his head won’t fit in the MRI
machine, it’s my Pointless friend, it’s Richard. – Hiya. Evening, everybody.
– APPLAUSE – Good evening to you, Xander.
– And to you. – This is going to be fun, isn’t it?
– I know! – Really, really nice line-up. Some of these people have been with us before
as well. Thomas has been with us before. Came on with Vas Blackwood last time. Round
One, wasn’t it, Thomas? You were let down slightly by your partner. – I don’t want to talk about it.
– It’s not going to happen again. Bad luck, cos we WILL be talking about it. And podium two there, Lee and Erkan, they
came on before with each other. – Round One as well.
– Yeah. – We were bottom of the class. We was in the car, cab home, before the show
had finished. – Hopefully not again today.
– I often am as well, Lee, if I’m honest. But there, on podium three, Michelle. – She’s been in a head-to-head.
– Yeah. She had the good sense to come on with her
Grange Hill headmistress. – Yes.
– Mrs McCluskey. That’s the way to do it. But come on with Adam this time. And Julie Dawn and Mark on that last podium
as well. It’s going to be fantastic, I think. Round One should be easy if anyone here is
an actor. Anyone who’s an actor should be all right
on Round One. Thanks very much, Richard. All of today’s questions have been put to
100 people before the show. Our contestants are looking to find those all-important pointless answers. Those are those answers that none of our 100
people gave. Each time that happens, we will add £250
to the jackpot. Now, as today’s show is a celebrity special, each of our celebrities is playing for a nominated
charity. We start off with a jackpot of £2,500. There
we are. APPLAUSE If everyone’s ready, let’s play Pointless. APPLAUSE The only thing you have to remember is this
– the pair with the highest score at the end
of each round will be eliminated. That’s it. And no conferring for the first two rounds.
Very best of luck. Our first category this evening is… Film Directors. Can you decide in your pairs
who’s going to go first, who’s going second. Whoever’s going first,
step up to the podium. Let’s find out what the question is. Here
it comes. We gave 100 people 100 seconds to name… Steven Spielberg films with an S in the title.
Richard. We are looking for any feature film made for cinema release before April 2015, directed by Steven Spielberg, with an S in
its title, – according to IMDb. Very best of luck.
– Thank you very much indeed. Now, Thomas, welcome back to Pointless. Ohhh! So, Vas, last time… I’m going to say he wasn’t taking it that
seriously. – No, I don’t think he was, was he?
– No, I don’t think he was. – To this day, I’ll never forgive him.
– You shouldn’t. – I’m not sure Pointless will either.
– No. Now, Thomas, last time you were here, you were filming This Is England ’90, which
I think is about to come out. It’s coming out this year, isn’t it? Yeah, it’s coming out later on in the year. – It’s coming out pretty soon.
– Is that going to be it? Will there be a ’92? Maybe. I honestly don’t know. Hopefully. Shane keeps his cards close to his chest. He does, yeah, even to his closest friends, but I mean, he loves the job as much as I
do, so hopefully, there’ll be another one. We’ve got a picture of you here. Ah… LAUGHTER – Who’s that on the left?
– That’s you when you’re older. Yeah. There we are. Now then, Thomas, Spielberg
films with S in the title. – Just one is all we need.
– I should really think about it. Apocalypse Now, was that Spielberg? Well, I’m going to have to go for that cos
I’ve said it now. Well, we’ll discover. We shall discover, Thomas.
Apocalypse Now. Is it right? How many people said if it is? No. I tell you what, that’s got an S in though. LAUGHTER Apocalypse Now, but I’m afraid it is not a Spielberg film. – Gutted.
– Scores you 100 points. It might not be the last 100 points of the
round though. Yeah, sorry, Thomas. Perhaps Vas wasn’t the problem last time,
I dunno. Perhaps… It’s a Francis Ford Coppola film, Apocalypse
Now. – Apocalypse Now hasn’t even got an S in it,
has it? – It has. – LAUGHTER
– Has it? – Yeah!
– That’s all right then. You were absolutely exemplary on that bit.
That was perfect. – It has, hasn’t it?
– Yeah. – Oh, OK.
– Yeah, yeah, yeah. – Erkan, welcome back.
– Thank you very much. I have every confidence that you’re going to be in the head-to-head
this time. I’m so glad that you’ve got confidence. – If not the final.
– Put the pressure on, why don’t you? Well, you know. Erkan, how nice to see you. I was saying to someone before, that anybody
aged about 40 or over probably reckons they were at school with
you. – Yeah, people do say that to me.
– I bet they do. They say, “Did I go to school with you?” I
say, “I don’t think so. “Did you go to an all boys school? Oh, it’s
a girl, OK.” What do you do? You present things now, don’t
you? Yeah, I basically work for a TV company and we interview people like these greats,
basically – people that have been on TV and have got stories
to tell, be it musicians, poets, great actors, basically, people who have got a story to
tell and they’re forgotten about on our TVs. We don’t see them on TV much except UK Gold. – So that’s my passion.
– Very good. Erkan, look, we’ve got a picture of you and
Lee in your Grange Hill days. Same glasses, but the hair’s… I don’t know
where that’s gone. – The pair of you have changed hardly at all.
– No. We have good doctors, Botox works and, yeah… – Did you keep the blazers?
– I do, but I can’t wear it any more. LAUGHTER I’ve put on a bit of weight – just a tadge. Now, Erkan, Steven Spielberg films. I’m going to take a stab…at Jaws. OK, let’s see if that’s right and how many
of our 100 said Jaws. – It’s right.
– Yeah. 38. This is good, Erkan, this is good. APPLAUSE I tell you what, when you first said that, I thought, “Where’s the S in Jaws?” Then “Oh,
of course.” The author of the book, Peter Benchley, got a bit upset because sharks were vilified
after Jaws came out. – He became a shark conservationist in the
end. – Ah, to atone.
– Yeah. – Oh. He could always have written a book in which,
maybe, – dolphins were the baddies.
– That’s a good idea. Called Gums. LAUGHTER Thanks very much indeed. Now then, Michelle. – Yes.
– Michelle, welcome back. – Thank you for having me back. – Head-to-head last time.
– Yeah. – You were in Grange Hill as well.
– I was. How long were you in Grange Hill for? I was in Grange Hill for about three years but I did it previously before as an extra
with these guys. I have known them since I was 10 or 11. We’ve known each other since we about… Over 30 years we’ve known each other. – Thanks for reminding everybody in the nation.
– We’re old! – Then onto EastEnders.
– Yes. – Then onto a singing career.
– Mmm. – Quite a successful singing career.
– Yes, I’ve done all right. – I’ve seen the world twice.
– And you’ve written a book. – You’ve got a novel.
– I’ve written three novels now as well, so I’m working hard at the computer. So writing is what currently occupies you. Writing’s what I concentrate on most. – I still do acting as well but I concentrate
on writing. – Very good. Now, how are you feeling about Spielberg films
with S in? I’ve got a few, but I’m going to take a chance,
if Adam doesn’t mind. – Yeah, go for it.
– Close Encounters Of The Third Kind. – Ah! Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, says Michelle. Let’s just see how far down the column we
get with that. It’s right. 100 was our high score. You passed
that some time ago. 38’s our low score. You passed that some time
ago. 17, Michelle. APPLAUSE – There we go.
– Good answer, Michelle. – Earned him his first Oscar nomination as
well. – Yes, thank you. – Thank you very much indeed. Julie, welcome.
– Thank you. How nice to see you. So, the first Willy Wonka
film. – Where did you film that?
– It was filmed in Munich in Germany. – Oh, really?
– Yes. But what an amazing cast, all the people involved
in that. Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Roy Kinnear. And was Tony Newley involved? Did he come along for any of the music stuff? He did come along and direct some of the.. In fact, I have a demo of him singing my song, which is a rather different interpretation. Let’s just get the picture of you and Mark
up when you were child stars. There we are. Ah… You must have got quite hot, under the lights
in that. – I didn’t like that coat. I hated it.
– No. – But look at it. – You’ve got the saint and the sinner.
– Yeah, right! I read somewhere that you kept, rather naughtily, – you kept the chocolate bar and the gold
ticket. – Moi? Would I do that? – Did you really?
– I might have done. – Have you still got them? I still have a Scrumdiddlyumptious bar. Well,
only the wrapper. – I ate what was inside it.
– It was a real bar inside? It was. It was Turkish delight and I think they were made by an American
chocolate company, but since they’d been shipped over to Germany, they were a little bit past the sell-by date. – Well, you were doing them a service then.
– I think so. – Now, Julie. – Yes.
– Julie, what would you like to go for from our Spielberg films? I’m going to go for – lots of S’s in this
one – Schindler’s List. Schindler’s List, says Julie. Let’s see if
that’s right and how many of our 100 said Schindler’s List. Absolutely right. 17 is our low score at this point. 31 is what
you get for that. APPLAUSE Really not bad at all. – Schindler’s List.
– Another very good answer. – He refused a salary on that film as well.
– Thank you, Richard. We’re halfway through the round. Let’s look at those scores as they stand.
17, Michelle. The lowest score of the pass. Very well done
indeed. Then up to 31, Julie and Mark, up to 38, Erkan
and Lee, then up to 100, Thomas and Tyger. So, Tyger, we’re going to need a low score
from you. Let’s hope there are some Spielberg films
left with S’s in. Have you got one at this stage? All you have
to say is yes or no. Yes – good! Good luck with that. Can the second players please step up to the
podium? Now, Mark, a very warm welcome to you to Pointless. – How old were you when you made “Oliver!”?
– I was eight years old. – And how were you discovered for that?
– We had a series of auditions. I was at a stage school, Corona Academy, at
the time and there was just hundreds and hundreds of
auditions and I was whittled down and whittled down
and whittled down and eventually, I got the part. And then, you’ve sort of turned your back
on acting. You’re now an osteopath. I am an osteopath. I haven’t turned my back
on it. I think it was one of those progressions… – I had great fun while I was an actor.
– Yeah. – And we kind of outgrew each other.
– Fair enough. Do all your clients know that the hands that
held the bowl – are the very hands that…?
– Well, I hope… Well, a few of them do, maybe a few of them do know but don’t comment, – but it’s not something I would advertise.
– No. Do you ever wear a slightly tall peaked hat
at all? – Only on certain days.
– OK, fair enough. Now, Mark, there you are on 31. The high-scorers still Tyger and Thomas on
100. – 68 or less gets you through.
– Right, well, I’m hoping… I know the director’s right, but I’m hoping the title will provide the S, so I’m going with ET Extra-Terrestrial. ET Extra-Terrestrial, says Mark. There’s your
red line. If you get below that, you are through to
the next round. It’s right. Through you go. Very well done. – Ooh, that’s god! 13.
– Well done. – APPLAUSE Our new lowest score of the round, in fact,
Mark. Very well done. 44 is your total. Through
you go. Great answer, Mark. A lot of people wouldn’t
have got that, but it is ET The Extra-Terrestrial, not just
ET. A scary one to go for – but a very good one.
– Thank you very much, Richard. – Now, Adam.
– Hello. – A warm welcome to you. You took over as Nick Tilsley. But taking
over is interesting. – I was the second incarnation. There have
been three now. – Yeah. What’s that like? This is in Coronation Street. I’ll be honest, cos I never watched it as
a child, I didn’t know until I arrived and it was in the papers and
ooh, I felt bad. – Right.
– So, he’s like the everlasting child. – I’m going to hold you there because there
he is. – Ooh!
– There he is. – And Michelle there as well.
– Matching orange. – Look at that! You’re virtually wearing the same jacket there. Exactly! We’re matching. – You then had a career in music as well.
– Yes. – You had a solo career. – I did.
– Then there was a kind of super-band you joined, wasn’t there? Yeah, in an ITV show last year – The Big Reunion,
5th Story. It was kind of destined to not work cos we’re like five guys with not quite the
sort of optimism we had before about going out and working
hard. So, we weren’t ever going to be the new One
Direction. – You didn’t tour though, did you?
– No. – No. – We barely got to the recording booth.
– Oh, right. – And then you dabbled in politics, briefly.
– I did, yes. – Are you still interested in that?
– No! – You’ve moved on from that. – No, I still act and I also work in the third
sector now. – Right. I work in charities as well as acting. OK, well very good for you. You’re on 17 at the moment, the high-scorers
still, here on the near podium, are Thomas and Tyger. – 82 or less gets you through.
– Yeah, um, I know this one cos my uncle was in it. It’s Indiana Jones And The Raiders Of The
Lost Ark. – Oh, that’s good. Who’s your uncle in it?
– Bill Weston. – He was a stuntman. He was the stunt coordinator.
– Very exciting. – So, Indiana Jones And Raiders Of The Lost
Ark. – Yeah. Let’s see if that’s right and how many of
our 100 said that. There is your red line. Very well done indeed. That’s another great answer! 13. Look at that! APPLAUSE Our lowest total of the round. – Very, very well done indeed. 30.
– Well played, Adam. It’s originally just called Raiders Of The
Lost Ark but they did rename it later. – Indiana Jones And The Raiders Of The Lost
Ark. – Thank you. – It’s got an S in either way.
– Either way. It’s an embarrassment of S’s there. Awful lot of S’s, yeah. – Well, look at his name – he’s got so many.
– He’s got lots. Well, two, but yes, that’s… – Enough’s as good as a feast, isn’t it?
– Isn’t it just? – Certainly in the world of S’s.
– Correct. – There we go. Now, Lee, welcome back. Lovely to have you
here. – Hiya.
– Now, Lee, for heaven’s sake, you had a glittering lifelong
career, had you wanted it, in television. You’d still be a massive star now, I’m absolutely
certain of that. – And you went off to locksmithery.
– I did. Initially, I did Grange Hill and I wanted
to be a boxer and through an accident, I couldn’t box any more. And I didn’t know
what to do, so I just sort of got thrown into locksmithing and I’ve got my own shop over in Wallington. I’ve been there 15 years. But I’m starting
to do stuff now. Now Zammo’s sort of died away, getting back
in. I just finished a film called Dirty British
Boys, which is out later in the year, so the finger’s
back in. You’ve gone back in. Well, as I say, there’s a glittering career
still there. – It’s still warm, Lee.
– Absolutely. Anyway, you’re on 38. – You want to be scoring 61 or less.
– No pressure. Both of mine have gone. Everybody says that,
but it’s true! – No pressure.
– OK… – No pressure.
– Right, I think… I watched the old version of this recently
and the name come up – and I’m 99% sure. I’m going to say Poltergeist.
– Poltergeist. There’s your red line, Lee. Get below that and you are into Round Two. – Erkan, what are we thinking?
– I hope so. Otherwise, me and him might fall out. LAUGHTER Let’s see if Poltergeist is right and how
many people said it. Oh, no… If I come back, can I bring somebody else
with me? LAUGHTER Listen, the round is not over yet, by any
means. 138 is your total. That’s really unlucky, Lee. He produced it and he wrote it but… – Oh, he produced it and he wrote it!
– But he didn’t direct it, I’m afraid. – Oh, well, that don’t make me feel AS bad
now. – Exactly. I’d seen the name on the credits. I knew it
was there. It’s a very, very good wrong answer. – Yeah, exactly that.
– I’m going to do a show one time where every single question is about finding
S’s in the title. I’m going to call it The Only Way Is S’s. LAUGHTER Thanks, Richard. Tyger, welcome to Pointless. Lovely to have
you here. It’s very rarely, in fact it’s never happened
before that I’ve had someone who’s played my son on the show. It’s
really nice, that. We had a good couple of years as father and
son. We did. We were a good double act, you and
me. – It was fantastic.
– You were a bit smaller. – A little bit. I tell you what’s slightly disconcerting me – is you went on to do Outnumbered and you
played Hugh Dennis’s son. – Yeah. It’s funny how you’re starting to look a bit
like Hugh Dennis. – I do get that quite a lot actually.
– It’s funny. You’ve… It’s just happened, maybe by being on set
with him. Little bit of Claire Skinner in there as well,
I think, possibly. – Isn’t that funny?
– When did Tyger play your son? – In about 2005, maybe?
– I’m not sure. I remember one of the days we were filming, it was my 11th birthday and everyone in the crew sang Happy Birthday which was a lovely experience for one of my
first ever jobs, – so I would have been 10 or 11, so it was
a good 8, 9 years ago. – Yeah. What are you up to now? You hinted at an Outnumbered
return, possibly. It’s possible. I mean, the series is over,
in terms of series, but don’t hold me to anything, but there’s
a possibility that the general public might be seeing the
Brockman family for some sort of special in the future. I really hope so. Such a wonderful show. And a huge part you contributed to its success
as well, Tyger, so well done for that. You’re not the high-scorers. Thomas, you’re not the high-scorers. We might
see you in Round Two. See, what just happened there, I didn’t really
expect it and now I’m having to think – about my tactics a bit. Um, I am going to
say Jaws 2. – Jaws 2. Erkan is patting Lee on the shoulder. Is that to say, “We are through, my fiend” or is that to say, “This has been fun”? – No, “Why didn’t you think of that?”
– LAUGHTER There is your red line. Let’s see if we can get below that with Jaws
2. Good luck, Tyger. – Oh…Tyger!
– Told you to come again, yes! I just presumed it was such a successful film, I thought they wouldn’t change the director. I was thinking that as well. If it ain’t broke,
why? Why fix it? Scores you 100 points. Takes your total up to 200. Thomas, I can
only apologise. We WILL see you again, but listen… Richard. I’m so sorry. What I thought you were going
to do is go for one of the other Indiana Jones films. All three of those would have been good answers. Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom would
have scored 8 points, Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade would have
scored 4 points and Indiana Jones and The Kingdon Of The Crystal
Skull, 1 point. – Second best answer on the board.
– I told you to say that! I was thinking about going for an Indiana
Jones but I presumed that Jaws would have been…
Who was it directed by? Jeannot Szwarc, I think, the second one. – I will remember that!
– Yeah, yeah. I tell you what, I can see, now, him playing
your son. There’s a resemblance. There’s only one pointless answer out of all
of Spielberg’s films. As you can imagine, he’s done lots of famous
films. That’s The Sugarland Express. Very well done
if you said that. 2 points for The Adventures Of Tintin, Always, Amistad and The Lost World: Jurassic
Park. You’d have got 4 points for War Of The Worlds, Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade and War
Horse. 5 for Empire Of The Sun. Let’s take a look
at the top three. We’ve heard two of them already. Thanks very much indeed. So, at the end of
our first round, I’m afraid to say the pair heading home, it’s
the Ts on podium one. I’m so sorry, Tyger, Thomas. I’m sorry. Well, you’ll just have to come
back. You’ll just have to come back and do it again. We WILL see you beyond first round next time,
I’m sure of that. – Let’s hope, eh?
– Thanks so much. Tyger and Thomas, wonderful people, great contestants. APPLAUSE For the remaining three pairs, it’s time for
Round Two. APPLAUSE Suddenly, there were only three pairs. And at the end of this round, there will be
only two pairs. We’ll have to say goodbye to one of the pairs. Congratulations to Adam and Mark who each share the title of individual lowest-scorer. Congratulations to Michelle and Adam for joint
lowest-scorer and congratulations to Erkan and Lee for fluking it through into Round Two. – What about that?! Whoo!
– We’ll take it. One more round to go till you can all confer.
Best of luck. Our category for Round Two this evening is… It’s Famous People. Can you all decide who’s going first, who’s
going second and whoever’s going first, please step up
to the podium. And the question concerns… Famous Teachers. Richard. On each board, we’re going to show you six
clues to famous people who, at one point of their life, have been
a teacher. You need to tell us the most obscure of those. Six on the first board, six on the second. 12 in all to have a go at home. Good luck. We’re looking for the names of these people.
Here’s our first board. I’ll read those all one last time. – Erkan.
– Well, when it came up, I thought of a name and it’s gone out, so I’m not going to say
that. What I am going to say is the bottom one – and I’m going to say Roberta Flack.
– Roberta Flack, says Erkan. Let’s see how many of our 100 people said
that. Good answer, Erkan. This has got head-to-head
written all over it. Look at that. Down it goes. 18. APPLAUSE Very nice. Well played, Erkan. She started as a music teacher, perhaps unsurprisingly. – Mmm, now, Michelle. Michelle.
– Yes. – How are we feeling about this board? I was going to say Roberta Flack, but I think I know two more, but one’s going to be hugely popular, so I’m going to try and go for the other one. George Orwell – Animal Farm and Homage To
Catalonia. George Orwell, says Michelle. Let see if that’s right and how many people
said it. It’s right. 18 is our only score at this point. 57 for George Orwell. APPLAUSE Animal Farm might have brought a few more
people round to that one. Yeah, he taught at The Hawthorns School in
Hayes. – Thank you very much indeed. Now, Julie.
– Mmm. You’re the last person to have this board. If you want, you can just waltz through it
and tell us all the names. Well, I can tell you that one, I worked with Trudie Styler in the original
series of Poldark, so that would be either Sting or Gordon Sumner. Bass guitarist, co-lead vocalist would be,
I’m guessing, Gene Simmons but I’m going to go for Under The Dome and
Salem’s Lot – which I think is Stephen King.
– Stephen King, says Julie. Let’s see if that’s right and how many people
said Stephen King. It’s right. 29. Good scores all round there. 29 for Stephen King. APPLAUSE Well played, everyone. He taught English in
Maine. Imagine having Stephen King as your English
teacher. – That would be pretty cool.
– Yeah. You should have gone for Gene Simmons. It’s a right answer and it’s a much lower
score, as you’d expect. Riskier, I know. Would have scored 6 points. You were right to avoid Sting though. – Not the first time that’s been said.
– LAUGHTER It would have scored you 61. And the best
answer on the board, the English author and Children’s Laureate,
is… – Michael Morpurgo.
– Michael Morpurgo. Would have scored you 3 points. – Well done if you said that.
– Thanks very much. We’re halfway through the round. Let’s look
at those scores. – 18, Erkan, Lee.
– Is it good enough? – The class swots, look at that. 18 – well done, you. Then up to 29, where
we find Julie and Mark. Up to 57, Michelle and Adam. Not wildly out in front. Actually, pretty
wildly out in front there. – Adam, we need a really low score from you.
– Yeah. Find a nice low one in this next pass and
maybe it’ll keep you in the game. Can the second players step up to the podium? Let’s put six more clues up on the board and
here they come. I’ll read those one last time. – Mark.
– Right, hmm… This is… I know two or three but it’s trying to figure out which will have
the least scores. Hmm, I’m going to go Mad Men and Jon Hamm. OK, very good indeed. There is your red line. Let’s see if that’s right and how many of
our 100 people said it. It is right. Well done, Mark. Very well done indeed. 6, the lowest score
of the round. They’re very good on that far podium. 35 is your total. He taught drama for two years at his old high school in Missouri, Jon Hamm. I find it hard to tell the difference – between Jon Hamm and Kevin Bacon.
– LAUGHTER Well, Kevin Bacon’s cured. Did I tell you? LAUGHTER Um, Adam. I’m really struggling on this board. I know some surnames but I don’t know first
names. The one I’m thinking of is the illusionist. – I’m pretty sure it’s Teller.
– Teller, says Adam. OK, you’re the high-scorers, so there’s no
red line for you. Let’s see if it’s right and how many of people
said Teller. How far down the column will you get? – 28.
– Still good. APPLAUSE 28 takes your total up to 85. Well played, Adam. Only ever known by his
surname, Teller. He used to be a Latin teacher. Mmm, there you go. Thank you, Richard. Now, Lee. LEE LAUGHS Lee, Lee, Lee, come on, you are THIS close
to the head-to-head. – Right.
– You’re on 18. The high-scorers, Michelle and Adam, are on
85, so if you can score 66 or less – 66 or less… OK, if we’re going for 66 – we don’t want
our cab going already – I’m going to have to say Garfunkel. OK, we do need a first name there. Think of any name. It’s 30 years’ friendship,
Lee. Don’t ruin it! LAUGHTER – Oh, golly, it’s… Peter.
– Peter Garfunkel? LEE LAUGHS – OK, let’s run that up the flagpole…
– You’re going to knock yourself out. ..and watch it run back down again. There’s your red line. Peter Garfunkel. Is
it right? – Oh, I’m sorry.
– It’s Art! I know it’s Art now. – He did teach it.
– I’m afraid that scores you 100 points, takes your total up to 118. I’m sorry, Lee. Art Garfunkel was a mathematics
teacher. 59 points that would have scored you, – so it would have seen you through.
– Oh! – Let’s fill in the rest of these. You just would have been knocked out with
the bottom one. It’s Barak Obama. Would have scored you 68. Would have been
1 point too many. – The author best known for the Robert Langdon
novels? – Dan Brown. Dan Brown. Would have scored 15. – And the female author, very much more famous.
– JK Rowling. JK Rowling, yes. 13 points for that. So, Jon Hamm is the best answer on that board,
Mark. Well played. Thanks very much indeed. So, at the end of our second round, the pair
heading home… You were so nearly there. The sunlit uplands
of the head-to-head. You’ve done twice as well as you did last time, Lee and Erkan. LEE LAUGHS Just come back again, please come back again. You know how to ruin friendships, you guys. Come on with Peter Garfunkel next time. I’ve got all his albums as well at home. It’s been lovely having you on. Thanks, Lee
and Erkan. APPLAUSE For Julie and Mark, Michelle and Adam, it’s now time for our head-to-head. APPLAUSE Congratulations, Julie and Mark, Michelle
and Adam. You’re now one step closer to the final and a chance to play for our jackpot, which
currently stands at… APPLAUSE This is the point where we decide who goes
through to the final and plays for that jackpot. We do that by
making you go head-to-head. But you play as teams from here on in, which
is great. You can now confer before you give your answers. 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. APPLAUSE OK, here is your first question and it concerns… – My Favourite Things, Richard.
– I’ll show you five pictures, which represent one of the favourite things from Maria’s My Favourite Things song in The
Sound Of Music. Can you tell us the most obscure of these,
please? OK, let’s reveal our favourite things. And
here they are. There we are. Julie and Mark, you’ve been
our low-scorers in total, – so you will go first, but feel free to confer.
– Which do we think? I don’t know what the first one is. I’ve no
idea what A is. INAUDIBLE WHISPERED DISCUSSION – Bright copper kettles. B.
– OK, bright copper kettles, say Julie and Mark. Bright copper kettles. B. Michelle and Adam, do you think you can talk us through the rest
of the board? – Oh, yeah, absolutely!
– Not rightly, but we can talk. We think D is warm woollen mittens and we think C is crisp apple strudel. But we don’t know A and E. I think we’re going to say warm woollen mittens. Warm woollen mittens. So, we have bright copper
kettles, we have warm woollen mittens. Julie and Mark said bright copper kettles. Let’s see if that’s right and how many people
said that for B. It’s right. 33. APPLAUSE OK, now let’s see what Michelle and Adam get for warm woollen mittens for D. Let’s see if that right and how many people
said it. It’s right. There we are. APPLAUSE 50 for warm woollen mittens which means well
done, Julie and Mark. After one question, you’re up 1-0. The best answer on the board was C, which
is crisp apple strudels. Oh, you kidder! That would have scored you 8 points. It would
have been a great answer. – Sorry!
– Gutted! – Now A. – I didn’t get this.
– No, no idea. – Doorbells. – Doorbells?
– They’re not doorbells, they’re buzzers. – Hello!
– 28. But it’s got the D and all of those gaps and they are things that you ring people’s
doors with and… But I didn’t get it. – And E is cream-coloured ponies.
– Ah… That would have scored you 16 points. There you go. Thank you very much. Here comes
your second question. Michelle and Adam, you answer this first but you have to win it to stay in the game
so best of luck. It concerns… Types Of Pasta, Richard. We’ll to show you the names of five types
of pasta but with alternate letters removed. Can you
fill in the gaps? OK, let’s reveal our five types of pasta.
Here they come. I’ll read those one last time. Michelle and Adam will go first. INAUDIBLE DISCUSSION – OK, We’ll go with the first one. Vermicelli?
– Vermicelli. Vermicelli, say Michelle and Adam. Now, Julie and Mark, do you fancy talking
us through the other pastas? Last one would be spaghetti. And then macaroni. – Not sure about the one above that, so we…
Fusilli. – Fusilli, yeah. – Is that the one you want to go for?
– Yes, please. – Fusilli. OK, we have vermicelli and we have fusilli. Michelle and Adam went for vermicelli. Let’s see if that’s right and how many people
said it. It’s right, vermicelli. And it’s a good answer. Down it goes. Very
good answer. 20. APPLAUSE Now, Julie and Mark have gone for fusilli. Let’s see if that’s right and how many people
said that. It’s right and… Ooh, look at that. 83. – 83 for fusilli.
– Rats! – Which means, well done, Michelle and Adam. You’re back in the game. After two questions,
it’s 1-1. There’s three very big scores up there and one score that would have won you the
game cos macaroni is a big score. Spaghetti is a big score. But the best answer on the board, 4 points, it means “little wheels”, rotelle. Rotelle. Well done if you said that at home. 4 points. Here comes your third question. Whoever wins this goes through to the final
and plays for that jackpot. Best of luck to both pairs. It concerns… People Who Have Married Each Other Twice. I’ll show you the names of five people who have married the same person twice. We’ll give you the initials of the person
they married. Can you name them, please? Best of luck, both
teams. Let’s reveal our board of five and here they
are. Julie and Mark will go first. OK, we think we know three of them, but who
would be the…? INAUDIBLE DISCUSSION – OK.
– Depends what demographic they’ve gone for. – Depends how old you are, cos we’re quite
old. – We’re old crumblies. Um, Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner. Robert Wagner, say Julie and Mark. Robert
Wagner. Now, Michelle and Adam, talk us through that
board. Well, we know Marshall Mathers married Kim – but I can’t remember Kim’s surname.
– No. We’re kind of thinking Melanie Griffith and
Don Johnson is probably one people won’t know quite so
well. – So, we’re going to say Don Johnson.
– Don Johnson. – OK, Don Johnson. We have Robert Wagner and Don Johnson. Julie and Mark said Robert Wagner. Let’s if that’s right and how many people
said Robert Wagner. It’s right. APPLAUSE 40. Now then, Michelle and Adam have gone for
Don Johnson. Let’s see if that’s right and how many people
said it. It’s right. Ooh, look at that! 38! APPLAUSE Oh, that was close! Very well done indeed. Michelle and Adam,
after three questions, – you’re through to the final, 2-1.
– That is about as close as it gets. Very well played there, both teams. Let’s
fill in the board. Elizabeth Taylor married Richard Burton. That’s a big scorer, as you’d expect. 71. The other two were the best answers on the
board. We’ll start with Elliott Gould. He married Jennifer Bogart twice. Not Juliette Binoche, then. Not Juliette Binoche or Jacqueline Bissett. Or anyone else you can think of with JB. Now, Marshall Mathers did marry Kim and Kim
Scott was the answer. – 6 points if you said that.
– Thanks very much indeed. The pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head
round, I’m so sorry to say, Julie and Mark, it is
you. An exemplary performance throughout the show
today. Fantastic. Nothing wrong with your answers in the head-to-head. You were just beaten so narrowly when it came
down right to the wire in the third deciding question, but it’s been such a pleasure having you here. Thank you so much for joining us. Julie and
Mark. – Thank you.
– APPLAUSE For Michelle and Adam, it’s time for our Pointless
final. APPLAUSE Congratulations, Michelle and Adam. You’ve
seen off all the competition and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy. You now have a chance to win our Pointless
jackpot for your charities and at the end of today’s show, the jackpot
is standing at £2,500. APPLAUSE Well, Michelle, you’ve done it. You’ve gone one better than last time. Phew! I was under pressure. You weren’t confident, going into the head-to-head. No, I wasn’t very confident, only because
I felt I let Adam down – because he said, “Crisp apple strudel”.
– No. But I played safe and I said to him that we
have to trust ourselves now. But then I thought it was “warm winter mittens”, – so I’d have got it wrong anyway.
– There you are. You’ve ended up here. As you know, you get to choose your category from the selection I put up on the board behind
me. Let’s hope there’s something you like the
look of today. Today’s selection is this. What about The Year 2001? I think that or Prize Winners cos 2001 could
be the film, it could be the actual year itself, it could be about the millennium, so there’s
loads of random things. – OK, you want to go for Prize Winners?
– OK. – I listen to the boss. – Um, what do you reckon?
– I think you’re right. – Let’s go for Prize Winners.
– OK, Prize Winners it is. Richard. OK, best of luck. Three questions from different
areas here, so hopefully, one of them will suit you. We’re
looking for… So, Mercury Prize-winning albums, Best Picture
Oscars and Booker Prize-winning novels with a single
word. Very best of luck. Thank you very much indeed. As always, you’ve got up to one minute to
come up with three answers. All you need to win that jackpot for your
charities – is for just one answer to be pointless.
Are you ready? – Yes.
– Yes. Let’s put 60 seconds up on the clock. Your
time starts now. – Right, Oscar, I only know Crash.
– Yeah, but wasn’t Amistad as well? – Amistad I don’t think won Best Picture.
– I’m sure it did. – OK, no, I’m probably wrong.
– I don’t think it did. – Novels, I’m not going to be able to help.
– I don’t know the Booker Prize. Mercury Prize-winning. I keep thinking of
Roni Size. – Oh, no, it was Brown Paper Bag.
– ADAM LAUGHS Er, One – did that win it for U2 or is the
Mercury Prize that old? – I don’t think so.
– Oh, what’s the Coldplay album? – Think of some more pictures.
– Films, OK. – Films. I only know Crash. – Gone With The Wind, no. Um…
– Shakespeare In Love… – Oh, Chaplin!
– Chaplin won. – Chaplin won. – And Amadeus. Did Amadeus not win?
– Yes. I think Amadeus, Crash and Chaplin. – Yeah.
– OK. – Are you happy?
– Yeah. – We’re going to try. – You’re going to stick with Amadeus, Crash
and Chaplin? – Yes.
– Yes. OK, there we are. We can stop the clock. Of those three, which is your best shot at
a pointless answer? Let’s go Amadeus first cos we’re not sure
if it won or not. – I think it’ll be Amadeus.
– Which is your most likely to be pointless? – I think Chaplin. No, Crash, I think.
– Do you think Crash? – I think Crash. – OK, Crash goes last.
– Yes. – Least likely to be pointless, Amadeus? – Yeah.
– OK, let’s put those answers up on the board in that order and here they are. We’ve got Amadeus, Chaplin and Crash. Very,
very best of luck. Three good answers up on the board. Let’s
hope they’re all correct. Let’s hope at least one of them is pointless and you can win that jackpot for your charities. What charities are you playing for? – Ectopic Pregnancy Trust, of which I am a
patron. – Very good. Adam? I’m playing for PDSA which supplies free veterinary
care – to the most vulnerable pet owners in the
country. – Very good indeed. APPLAUSE Two excellent charities there. Let’s hope at least one of these answers is
pointless so you can take that jackpot back with you
to distribute among them. Your first answer was Amadeus. In this case
– in fact, all three cases, – we were looking for one-word Oscar-winning
films. – Yes. If it is pointless, it will win you £2,500
for your charities. Let’s see how many people said Amadeus. – Ooh!
– It’s right. – It’s right.
– You see, it’s right. If Amadeus goes all the way down to zero,
you leave with that jackpot. It’s taking us down through the teens, into
single figures. It’s still going down. Still going down. – 1!
– No! – APPLAUSE Oh! I am so angry! One person said Amadeus. – Whoever that one person is, I dislike you
thoroughly. – Who ARE you? – Unfortunately not a pointless answer there.
– Oh! So, only two more shots at today’s jackpot. We’re looking for one-word Oscar-winning films. Your second answer was Chaplin. Let’s see if it’s right and if it’s pointless. If it’s both of those things, you leave here
with £2,500. – Oh!
– Oh! – Not Chaplin. – Sorry.
– That’s all right. – It didn’t win an Oscar. So, you only have one more chance to win today’s
jackpot. Everything is riding on your third and final
answer which was Crash. This was your most confident shot at pointless. – Your least confident scored 1.
– I know. – I thought Chaplin won. You’ve got to think this is looking good,
surely. To win that jackpot, though, it has to be
pointless. For £2,500, let’s see how many people said
Crash. Well, it’s right. Your first answer, Amadeus, took us all the
way down to 1. Your second answer, Chaplin, was incorrect. Crash now taking us down into single figures. Down it goes. Still going down… – Oh, no!
– It’s the same person! I can guarantee it! APPLAUSE – Argh!
– Oh, I’m so sorry. – I am so angry. You’ve rung up some complete film geek, haven’t
you? LAUGHTER – I’m afraid… That is so unfair.
– That is so mean! That is mean! – Two 1s! Two 1s! But you played amazingly well. Unfortunately, you didn’t manage to find – that all-important pointless answer, though.
– No. So, I’m afraid you don’t win today’s jackpot
of £2,500. However, as it is a celebrity special, we’re going to donate £500 to each celebrity – to split between their charities.
– Fantastic. APPLAUSE It’s been brilliant having you on the show.
You played so well. Very impressive, all the way through. Needle match in the head-to-head and a very
exciting finale there. And you get to take home a Pointless trophy
to show for your troubles, – so very well done.
– Thank you. APPLAUSE That is very unlucky, I have to say. I think Crash is a more obscure answer than a couple of the pointless answers I’m
going to read you out. It’s a different one person in 100 who got
Amadeus and got Crash. – Really?
– So, you’ve got two people to blame, I’m afraid. Let’s take a look at the pointless answers. Dead was by Young Fathers. OK is Talvin Singh and Overgrown – that was
James Blake. – Now, some of these films. Braveheart is
a pointless answer. – Whoa!
– What?! – Chicago was a pointless answer.
– You would never… – I know. Crash and Amadeus both better answers, I would
say, than that. Rebecca and Unforgiven. You also could have had Cavalcade, Cimarron,
Gigi, Patton, Hamlet and Marty. All of those were
pointless answers. Well done if you got any of those at home. Now let’s look at Booker Prize-winning novels. G by John Berger, Holiday by Stanley Middleton, Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald and you could have had Saville by David Storey. Very well done if you said any of those at
home and unlucky in the studio. Two 1s and another
good answer in Chaplin. Terrific work. You’ve been brilliant all the
way through. – Thank you so much.
– Thank you. – Thanks, Rich. Unfortunately we have to say goodbye to you, but it’s been wonderful having you on the
show. – Thank you so much for playing.
– Thank you. – Thank you for having me. APPLAUSE Join us next time when we’ll be putting more obscure knowledge
to the test on Pointless. – It’s goodbye from Richard.
– Goodbye. – And it’s goodbye from me. Goodbye. APPLAUSE

8 thoughts on “Pointless Celebrities – S08E09 “Child Stars” (7 Nov 2015)

  1. How can professional actors be so hopeless with Steven Spielberg films? He’s the best known director in the world and his films are amongst the most popular and successful ever made. When that This Is England bloke said “Apocalypse Now” I nearly spat my tea out.

    As a huge Spielberg fan I am outraged. 😂

  2. 2nd Incarnation and three now like! #3 fingers ! So are they child actors who actually didn't exist questions , I had to pause because I drop like a spider in the middle .

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