APPLAUSE Thank you very much indeed. Hello, I’m Alexander Armstrong,
and a very festive welcome to this special Christmas
edition of Pointless Celebrities – the game where we are always aiming
for the lowest score. Let’s meet this evening’s
Pointless Celebrities. And couple number one. I’m Faye Tozer, and I’ll be playing
Wicked Queen at Bradford Alhambra Theatre. A-ha! And I’m Duncan James and I’m going
to be playing Aladdin at Hastings, at the White Rock Theatre. Couple number two. Hi, I’m Richard Cadell,
and I’ll be playing Buttons at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham
in Cinderella, alongside legendary superstar Sooty, everybody! CHEERING And I am the lovely Debbie McGee,
of course, and I’m going to be playing
Fairy in Sleeping Beauty at the Beck Theatre in Hayes. Oh, no, I’m not?! ALEXANDER & AUDIENCE:
Oh, yes, you are! And couple number three. Well, of course, it’s ladies first, so that’s me.
LAUGHTER I’m Gary Wilmot and I’m
playing Dame Betty Barnum at the London Palladium this year. Ooh! And I’m Michelle Collins, and I’m playing the Wicked
Carabosse at the Wyvern in Swindon. And finally, couple number four. Hello, I’m Biggins and I’m playing
Widow Twankey at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley, and my son is usually played
by the lovely Paul Zerdin, but sadly not this year.
No, Mum, I’ve got a new mum. I am playing Silly Billy in
Goldilocks at the London Palladium with Sam… “Hello!” ..and Gary Wilmot is my new mum. Oh, I’m so proud, so proud! There we are. Thank you all very much indeed.
Very warm welcome to the show. Lovely to have you here on
Pointless. We’ll get to chat a lot
more throughout the show as it goes along. That just leaves one more person
for me to introduce. He likes nothing more than to wake
up on Christmas morning and pull his cracker. It’s my
pointless friend – it’s Richard. Hey, everybody. Good evening. Merry Christmas, everyone. Aw! Merry Christmas.
Oh, happy Christmas to you. This is lovely, isn’t it? Isn’t it?
I tell you what, I’m going to go on record as saying
you’ve got a better costume than me this year. Don’t you think? Yes, I think I did
this time. That is a… What are you? You’re like…
You’re the Grand Old Duke of York. I’m a nutcracker. Oh, are you? Yeah. Ah, there was I thinking you’d had
10,000 men. Now… Beautiful costumes from everybody.
Yes. It’s interesting, isn’t it? Everyone dresses up with
extraordinary costumes, but still Biggins comes
along at the last minute, puts a washing machine on his head and
upstages everybody. That’s the way to do it. Been
in the business a long time. A long time, darling.
No-one upstages Biggins. The first time I’ve ever got my
legs out on Pointless as well. I know! Oh! They’re beautiful!
At the start of the year, I set myself a little challenge,
I’m not very flexible, I wanted to be able to touch my toes
by the end of the year. Yeah. Now look.
LAUGHTER Beautifully done. There we go.
Thank you very much indeed. Now, as usual, all of today’s
questions have been put to 100 people before
the show. Our contestants here are looking for
those all-important pointless answers – these are answers that
none of our 100 people gave. And if you find one of those,
we will add £250 to the jackpot. Today’s show is a celebrity
special, as you can see, and all our celebrities
are playing for a nominated charity. So we’re therefore going to start
off with a slightly bigger jackpot than usual, a jackpot of £2,500. There it is.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Right, if everyone’s ready,
let’s play Pointless. You just have to remember this. It’s the pair with the highest
score at the end of each round that gets eliminated. So just
make sure your scores are as low as you can possibly get
them and everything will be great. No conferring
till we get to the third round. Our first category
this evening is… Can you all decide
in your pairs who wants to go first, who wants to go second, and whoever
is going first, please step up to the podium. Beautifully done. OK. And the question concerns… Oh, my God! Richard. Yes. On each
board we’re going to show you the names of seven stage productions.
They might be plays or musicals or operas or ballets. They each have
an animal in their title, but we’ve missed out the animal.
After each one, we’ll show you the name of the
composer or writer and the year in which they were
first performed. But what are the animals missing
from these titles? Seven on the way up.
Seven on the way back. Wonderful.
Thank you very much indeed. So, can you supply our missing
animals from these stage productions? And here they are. We have got… I’ll read those again. Not a walk in the park,
as it turns out. No. No. No. So. Duncan, welcome. Hello. Welcome. I want to ask, because obviously
doing pantomime, as you are at the moment, how do you split
it between family life and pantomime life? It’s quite interesting, because
every year we get to do panto, we’re always away from our
homes, away from our families. But it’s kind of nice, because then
you don’t get any arguments with who’s going to be cooking. I’m just like, “I’m doing panto, “so I can’t be cooking this year,
sorry.” So, because you’re in Hastings…
Yeah, I’m in Hastings this year. And how far is home from there?
It’s not far. I’m in London, so it’s not too far. Will you be going back each night?
No, I’m going to be staying… We only get Christmas Day off,
so I’m going to be staying in Hastings and having Christmas
dinner with my mum in front of the sea. Oh, that’s nice. Now, Duncan… ..look at our board here. What are
you tempted…? Well, this is quite difficult,
actually. It is quite difficult. Um… I’m going to have to go for the one
that I know, unfortunately, and that’s the top one,
and butterfly. Madama Butterfly, says Duncan. OK, let’s see how many of our 100
people said Madama Butterfly. It’s right. It’s not bad, Duncan. Look at that. Down it goes to 37.
Good start to the round. I bet there’ll be higher scores than
that, this round. Madama Butterfly. So it’s a sequel to
Madama Caterpillar. LAUGHTER Merry Christmas, everybody.
Merry Christmas. Thank you very much indeed. Now, Debbie… Hello! ..welcome back to Pointless. Thank
you. Always good having you here. Do you have a favourite,
a favourite town or somewhere, where you’ve done pantomime? Is there one place where you think
is just the best? Um… I think of all of them I’ve done, the most Christmassy town
has been York. I’ve done that two years running. Oh, I love York.
Walking to work every day to the theatre in York
is something special. That’s very nice.
And when do you finish? And what’s the latest
you’ve done pantos till? Where Faye is this year, Bradford at
the Alhambra, one year I did it and we finished in April,
and we started in October.
FAYE GASPS But I had a great time, so I’m sure
Faye will. Wow! OK, now, Debbie… Yes. ..what are
you going to go for on our board? Well, I know a few of them, so it’s
just who people didn’t know. So I’m going to go for… I think
I’ll go for Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck. Of Mice And Men,
says Debbie. Let’s see if that’s right. Let’s see how many of our 100 people
said mice. It’s right. Ooh! Quite a lot! 83! Yeah. Oh, well. Sorry. Again, it may not be the highest
score of this round, though. Yeah, more famous as a book, but John Steinbeck adapted it
himself as a Broadway play. Successful one, too. Mm-hm. Thank you very much indeed, Richard. Now then, Gary, welcome.
Thank you very much. Welcome. So I have to ask, when you’re doing
your…giving your Dame, and you do look beautiful…
Thank you very much. I’m getting worried. No, don’t
worry, don’t need to. When you’re doing pantomime
as a dame, how far in advance do you have to
get to the theatre? How long’s it take to get all
the…? It takes…. These days it takes
about a half an hour to get the slap on. Get the slap on,
and costume, I imagine you need a bit of help
with that as well. Yeah. I get into the costume about five
minutes before the curtain goes up, I suppose. And that wig,
all pinned on and everything? No, it just… It’s like a hat.
Just comes off. Oh, is it? I would demonstrate it, but…
Shall we do it? No, the kids will be scared at home.
Yeah. It would scare the kids.
We don’t want to do that. Now, Gary, what are you going to go
for? I’m going to go for a brilliant
musical, and it’s Groundhog Day. Groundhog Day, the Tim Minchin one. Let’s see how many of our 100
people said Groundhog Day. It is right. Our high score is 83, our low score
is 37, and I think you pass both. Yes, you do. Down it goes to 9! Very strong, Gary. Nice
single-figure score there. Well played, Gary, great musical
based on the great film as well. Thank you very much indeed, Richard. Ah, Biggins! I was nearly turning
into you there! Aaaah! Aaaah, Biggins! It’s lovely to have you. Lovely to be back. Because you, I mean, really,
I can’t imagine anyone knows the pantomime as inside out
as you do. And of course, the thing that has to
be mentioned is the service you do to theatre, capital T, is
extraordinary. Well, absolutely. It used to be frowned on to do
pantomime at one particular point. You know, people have said, “Oh, this is terrible,
you shouldn’t do pantomime.” Now, when you’ve got Sir Ian
McKellen doing it, anybody can do it, and it’s… I really feel very strongly
about this. It’s… We are providing the
audience for the future. Exactly. For all those plays at the RSC
and the Old Vic, we are providing those people to go and watch.
Completely right. Because that’s where children
go along and they just fall in love with
it… Exactly. It’s wonderful. ..and they think
this is the most fun ever. OK. Well, brilliant. Now, Biggins, this board is all yours. Thank you.
Do you want to dazzle us? I don’t. I’m going to have to go
for the obvious, I’m afraid, and that’s Swan Lake, which I think
could be very, very high. I can’t think of any of the others. Well, it’ll be better than 100,
one imagines. Let’s see how many of our 100
people said Swan Lake. It’s right. Oh, look at that! Down to 55.
Amazed! There you go. Mice And Men…
What about that? 55 for Swan Lake. Very good.
I’m amazed by that. This is a strange programme, this,
though, isn’t it? Says a man with a washing machine on
his head! I was going to say, certainly,
if this is the first time someone’s turned on, yes, it is
a very strange programme. The other three are very difficult. They’re difficult. Do you know any
of those? No. I would like the bottom one to be
mice, but obviously we’ve already lost
mice. Oh, Nice Mice. Yeah. It’s not, it’s Nice Fish. Oh, Nice Fish. Nice Fish?! Nice Fish. 3 points.
Is there a rabbit there? There is a rabbit there. It’s Rabbit Hole. Rabbit Hole.
Ah! I nearly said that. How many was it? Oh! Would have
scored 16. And white…? Horses?
I don’t know. It is White Chameleon. Oh, of course! Yeah. Of course!
Right? Yeah. You remember White Chameleon!
Would’ve scored you 3 points. There we are. Excellent. The trouble
with it was, nobody knew it was on.
Yeah, very hard to see. It just blends. Thank you very much
indeed. OK. We’re halfway through the round.
Let’s have a look at those scores. 9, the best score of the pass, Gary.
Very strong indeed on podium three. Then we travel up
from there, 37, where we find Duncan and Faye, Up to 55 where we
find Biggins and Paul. And then up to Debbie and Richard
on… 83! ..83! She looks marvellous, doesn’t she,
for 83? So there we are. Best of luck. We’re going to come back down the
line now. Will the second players please step up to the podium? OK. Can I just say, Duncan,
in all the 71,000 shows we’ve made, no-one has ever done that before?! For those who didn’t see,
Duncan did this. It was like a proper… LAUGHTER I like that. It was a textbook key
change move, wasn’t it? It was! Beautiful. Hey, two can play at
that game! Whoa, no, no! No!
LAUGHTER OK, let’s put seven more stage
productions with missing animals on the board. Here they come. I’ll read those again. There we are. Paul, welcome. Hello.
And at the Palladium? Yes. I mean, really, does it get
better than the Palladium? It’s fantastic. It is somewhere very
special, and… Wow. Yeah. We feel very lucky, don’t we? “Yes. Very lucky indeed, Alexander. “Happy Christmas.”
Happy Christmas to you. “Thank you!” Happy Christmas! You’ve
got Gary, who else have you got? Who else…? So, we have Nigel
Havers… Ah! ..we have Julian Clary… Ah! ..Paul O’Grady… Ah!
..and Matt Baker. Oh, wow! Nigel and I share a dressing room,
with you. “Yes, with me as well.” And it’s called the Havers-Zerdin
Club Suite. I like that. We make the drinks
after the show for everyone. “I can’t drink. I soak it up
like a sponge.” LAUGHTER Now, Paul… Can I be absolutely
clear? Yes. That is Matt Baker, right? LAUGHTER “Oh, he’s not going to be happy.” Now, Paul, you’re on 55. Yeah. Even at this early stage
of the round, if you can score 27, you are in Round Two. “I’m not hopeful.” Sh! I’m going to have to go for the most
obvious one there, I’m afraid, and I’m going to have to say Cat… ..On A Hot Tin Roof. Cat On A Hot
Tin Roof, says Paul. Well, here’s your red line.
The round is not over yet. Let’s see how far towards that red
line you can get with Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. It’s right. Oh, it’s not bad. 74. That’s not bad. 129 is your total. Yeah, could be an awful lot worse. It’s another tough board
up there, isn’t it? So you’ve done yourself a favour
by taking that off the board. Thank you very much indeed, Richard. Michelle… Hello.
..welcome to Pointless. It’s fabulous to have you here. When
do you arrange to be in a pantomime, and when do you get cast? Does that
happen…? Well, if you’re quite good at it, probably the day you
finish the one last year, pretty much. It probably is that.
Yes, I have been doing it for quite a long time, but actually this year is exciting
because I’m at the Wyvern in Swindon, it’s the first year
a female has led it, and I’ve taken over from Adam
Woodyatt – Ian Beale! Wow! He’s gone! He’s gone! Wow! I think three years he’s been doing
it, so I’m quite excited. So the girls are there this year.
Now, Michelle, you’re on 9. Look at that, doesn’t matter
what you score here. You’re through to the next round. You don’t have a red line or
anything like that. Right. There’s two that…
I would go for… ..Warhorse? Warhorse? Warhorse. No red line for you.
You’re already through. How many of our 100 people
said Warhorse? Warhorse is absolutely right. Down it goes to 64… Oh! ..taking your total up to 73. Yes, been seen by over seven million
people world… I’m doing some yoga. It’s been seen by over seven million
people worldwide. Thank you very much indeed. Oh, now, Richard. Hello. Richard. It’s great to have you. So you and
Sooty are appearing together. Yeah. Do you, um… We do. Do you get
double pay, cos there’s two of you? No, no, unfortunately we don’t. But it’s always a pleasure
to introduce Sooty at a panto. It’s funny, he’s quite new to panto,
really. Really? Yeah. He’s not done that many, so we’re
really thrilled to be doing it. Does he get any songs? Yeah, Silent Night
is one of his specialities. LAUGHTER
That’s good! Very good indeed. Now, Richard, this
is where it starts to get exciting. You’re on 83. You have to score
45 or less with this. Can I confer with Sooty? Yes, you can. OK. That was useful. Right,
let’s have a look. Right, I’ll go with the one I think
I know, which is the dog, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In
The Night-Time. OK. The Curious Incident Of The Dog…
Here is your red line. Can you get below that with the dog?
Let’s find out. Dog is right. You’ve done it! Very strong indeed! 37. That takes your total up to 120. Well played, Sooty, well whispered.
Yeah, it’s a very good answer. Been a huge hit all around the
world, The Curious Incident Of The
Dog In The Night-Time. Thank you very much indeed, Richard. Ah, now, Faye…
Faye, you look fabulous. Thank you, darling. Talk us through
Christmas in the Tozer household. Well, I won’t be there!
LAUGHTER No, this year we’re in Bradford,
so I actually go home. I live up north these days,
so I’ll get to drive home, so… That’s good. and when will you be
finishing? So it’s quite a long one. I’m going to be there
until January 26th. Oh, that’s not too bad. It gets a little bit crazy on stage
once you’ve gone past Christmas… Yeah. ..past New Year, and then everyone has fun
on the stage and silly things start happening to keep us interested. Very good indeed. Now, Faye,
here you are on 37. Fantastic score from Duncan in the
first pass. Yeah, good start. 91 or less and you’re through. Yeah. I don’t know if the one
that I’m going to say is correct, because I’m not sure,
but I’m going to go for… ..American Werewolf. American Werewolf. I don’t know if
it’s the right answer. American Werewolf… This is what
I’m guessing. ..for the David Mamet. Here is your red line.
Cross your fingers for me. Let us find out.
American Werewolf, is it right? Oh! I’m so sorry, Faye, that
takes your total up to 137. Richard.
That’s American Buffalo. Yes. That would have scored
you 5 points. Any of those others? Something
in the skull? Is it Rat In The Skull?
Rat In The Skull, yeah, absolutely. Well done, Michelle. Rat In The
Skull would have scored 2. The Wild…? I don’t… It’s The Wild Duck.
7 points for that. And the bottom one? The Sheep?
Is it The Sheep? It’s not The Sheep. Oh.
Almost. The Goat. The Goat. Yeah, The Goat. And that would have
scored 3, so the best answer on the board there is rat.
Very well done if you said that. That’s difficult. That’s a tough
board. Yeah. Anyway, that round is behind us. Thank you very much indeed,
Richard. And Duncan and Faye, I’m so sorry, this is where we have to part
company, I’m sorry to say. It’s been lovely having you here.
We’ve loved it. Thank you so much. Best of luck with your wonderful
pantomimes. And please come and see us again
very, very soon. Thank you. Faye and Duncan, everyone! But for the remaining three pairs,
it is now time for Round Two. There we are, down to three pairs. We’re very much into the game
now. Well done, Gary. Look at that. Gary, lowest
individual score there with 9, and Gary and Michelle, lowest
combined score. So these guys would appear to be the
class swots, I would say. Best of luck to all three pairs,
though. Our category for Round Two
this evening is… Oh, God! 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… Oh, gosh! Oh, gosh!
..as they could. I don’t think this is very bad. We’re looking for any
country who’ve ever won any medal at all at any Winter Olympics
from the 1924, all the way through to the last
Winter Olympics, please. So, any country that’s ever won any
medal at the Winter Olympics. By country we mean a sovereign state that’s a member of the UN in its own
right. Thank you very much indeed. Richard. Richard! No! Oh, come on, countries. Look at
that, going to get no help off him at all, look at that.
We haven’t got a clue. This is tricky. Oh… Switzerland. How many of our 100 people
said Switzerland? It’s right. And down it goes. 38 for Switzerland. There you go. Very good. A shot in the dark there. Oh, yeah. They’ve only won 150
medals, so it was… Yeah. Phew! Thank you very much indeed, Richard. Gary. Yes. Canada. Canada… Yeah.
..says Gary. Let’s see how many of our
100 people said Canada. Canada’s right. 38 is the only score
we have at the moment. Canada, 46. Oh! Yeah, hosted it twice, appeared
at every single Winter Olympics, won at least one medal in each one. Curling and ice hockey are their
kind of…their biggest sports. Thank you very much indeed. Now then, Paul. I’m going to take a risk.
I’m going to say Jamaica. Jamaica? Let’s see if it’s right. Let’s see how many of our
100 people said Jamaica. It was a risk. I salute the riskiness of it,
but I’m afraid it was wrong. I thought they won!
It scores you 100 points. Yeah, sorry. Famously, Cool
Runnings, they had a four-man bob, and they’ve done that since as
well, but they’ve never won a medal, I’m afraid. Ah! Thought they
did. They’ve competed. Just the very fact of entering at
all was the extraordinary thing about the
Jamaican team. Thank you very much indeed, Richard. Well, we’re halfway through the
round. Let’s have a look at those scores. 38, the best score of the
pass. Very well done to you, Richard. Oh! Then up to 46 where we find
Gary and Michelle, then up to 100 where we find Paul and Biggins. Biggins, it is in your hands. We need a nice low score from you. We’re going to come back down the
line now. Will the second players please step up to the podium? So, remember, Biggins, we’re
looking for any country that has won a medal at a Winter
Olympics. Right. Germany. Germany, says Biggins. No red line
for you as you’re the high scorers. How many of our 100 people
said Germany? Germany’s right. 60 for Germany. That takes your total up to 160. Yeah, they’ve appeared in 12
Winter Olympics just as Germany, and lots of others as West and East
Germany. They hosted it once in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Nice. Mm. Mm. It’s fun to say. Yeah.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard. Now, Michelle. OK, I’m going to say Finland. Finland. Finland. No red line,
you’re already through. How many of our 100 people said
Finland? Look at that. Well, 38 is the lowest score
we’ve had so far, and you pass that. Look at that.
Down to 30. Very well done indeed. 76 your new total. Very strong on that middle podium. Very well played, Michelle. Yeah,
they’ve won over 160 Winter Olympic medals. Ski jumping and cross-country
skiing are their big events. Thank you very much indeed, Richard. Now then, Debbie, good news
for you, too. Doesn’t matter what you score here. You are through to the head-to-head. Austria. Austria, says Debbie. OK. No red line.
You’re already through. How many people said Austria? It’s right. 37. Very good indeed. That takes your
total up to 75. Yeah, safely through. Very few
pointless answers, but you would have got low scores
for… 9 points for Belgium and South Korea, 7 for Poland,
6 for New Zealand and Slovakia, you’d have got 5 for Czech
Republic and Romania, 4 for Bulgaria, 3
for Belarus, Hungary, Slovenia. You would’ve got 2 for Croatia
and Luxembourg. You would have got 1 for Estonia, Kazakhstan,
Latvia and North Korea. Two pointless answers, and they were Liechtenstein
and Uzbekistan. Oh, of course! Of course, Uzbekistan.
LAUGHTER The biggest scorers… Funnily
enough, Germany was the third high scorer.
France was the second high scorer, 61, and the USA
would’ve scored 84. OK, well, we are at the end
of our second round, which means I’m afraid we have to say
goodbye to another pair. I can’t bear this.
Paul and Biggins… Oh! But thank you so much for coming
to play. Biggins and Paul, thank you so much. CHEERING But for our two remaining pairs,
it is now time for the head-to-head. Congratulations, Michelle and Gary,
Debbie and Richard. Yes! You are now one step closer to
the final and a chance to play for our
jackpot for your charities. Our jackpot currently stands at… But this is the point where
we have to decide who is going to go through to the final and play
for that jackpot, and we do it by making you go head-to-head. But the difference is you can now
start playing as a pair. So you can chat before you give
your answers. First team to win two questions
will be playing for that jackpot. Well, best of luck to both pairs.
Let’s play the head-to-head! Here is your first question,
and it concerns… Richard. We’re going to show you
five pictures now. They’ll just be visual clues to the titles of
British sitcoms. To help you out, we’ll also show
you the name of someone who starred in that sitcom and the year
it was first broadcast. Five sitcoms. Here we go.
Here they come. We’ve got… There we are. Michelle and Gary, you’re our low scorers,
so you will be going first. Feel free to confer. Go on. No, I think
you were absolutely right with what you said about E.
About what? E. Oh, E, Gimme Gimme Gimme. OK. Now then, Debbie and Richard. Do you want to talk us through the
rest of that board? Um… I think we both know D. Yeah. Obviously B is… Rising Damp.
..Rising Damp, so that’s going to be the most popular, I would’ve said.
A, well, that looks like it will be Bottom, then, wouldn’t it?
We’re not sure of A and C, so you… Sooty’s going to go for Bread. OK. You’re going to go for D, Bread. OK. So, Michelle and Gary are going
to go for Gimme Gimme Gimme for E, let’s see if that is right. Let’s see how many of our 100
people said it. It’s right. Great. Yes! And down… Oh, that’s a good
answer! Down it goes, well done! Gimme Gimme Gimme goes down to 4! Meanwhile, Debbie and Richard
have gone for D, and are saying… Shall we just go? ..Bread. Well, let’s just see. How many of our 100 people said
Bread? Bread is right. Not as high as I
thought. 63. OK. Not bad. And it means, very well done indeed,
Michelle and Gary, after one question,
you are up one-nil. Yeah, well played. The clue there,
a gimme is a very short putt in golf, which the opponent doesn’t
have to play because it’s unmissable.
So it’s three of them there, you see, Gimme Gimme Gimme.
A is… Bottom. Yeah, that’s Bottom from
Midsummer Night’s Dream. A clue to the sitcom Bottom that Rik
Mayall was in. Would’ve scored 24. I think everyone knows B.
Of course it’s Rising Damp. It’s a big scorer, though. Would’ve scored 62. This is good. Yeah, you know that
one? Not Going Out. Not Going Out is the answer there.
That’s good. I didn’t get that.
Isn’t that terrible? 14 points for that. Excellent.
Thank you very much indeed, Richard. OK. Here comes your second question. Debbie and Richard, you get
to answer it first, you have to win it to stay in the game, so very,
very best of luck. Our second question today is all
about… Oh, no! We’re going to play you
clips now from five UK Christmas number ones. They don’t have
references to Christmas in them, but they were Christmas
number ones. We need you to tell us the artist of any
of these five songs, please. Thank you very much indeed. OK, let’s have a listen to our five
songs. Here is Song A. # All I needed was the love you gave # All I needed for another day # And all I ever knew # Only you. # Here’s B. # Something’s coming over me # To make me wonder # Too much of nothing
is just as tough # I need to know the way to
feel to keep me satisfied. # Here’s C. # When we collide, we come together # If we don’t, we’ll always be apart # I’ll take a bruise
I know you’re worth it # When you hit me,
hit me hard. # Here’s D. # Now you’re knocking on my door # I hear you knocking # But you can’t come in # I hear you knocking # Go back where you been. # And here is E. # Into the overflow # Where the girls get down to the
sound of the radio # Out to the ‘lectric night # Where the bass line jumps in the
backstreet lights # The beat goes around and round # It’s the sound of the under # Sound of the underground. # There we go, five songs, and we are
looking for the artists of those songs. Debbie and Richard, you’re
going to go first. Well… well, if you agree, I think
that A is obscure enough that it might be low. Well, OK.
In terms of the artist. All right. The Flying Pickets. Flying Pickets,
say Debbie and Richard. The Flying Pickets. So then, we then
come to Michelle and Gary. Which one do you want to go for? We’ll go for Dave Berry. For?
For…D, I think it was. I don’t know. OK, for D,
Dave Berry. No pressure, Gary! So we’ve got A, Flying Pickets,
and D, Dave Berry. Debbie and Richard have gone for
The Flying Pickets for A. Let’s see if that is right. Let’s
see how many of our 100 got it. It is right. Ooh! Very much was
The Flying Pickets. That goes down to 32. Michelle and Gary meanwhile have
gone for D and said Dave Berry. Let’s see if that is right.
Dave Berry. Oh, bad luck, not Dave Berry! Which means, very well done indeed, Debbie and Richard, just what we
needed from you. You’re back in the game.
After two questions, it’s one-all. You had to take
a risk after that terrific answer from the other pair there.
You know what? It’s not Dave Berry, but it’s
another Dave. It’s Dave Edmunds. Ah! Yeah. Would have scored you
15 points. Let’s… Well we’ll go through,
shall we? B, let’s take a quick listen. It was of course the Spice Girls. Wouldn’t have won you the point,
though, because Spice Girls would
have scored you… ..68. One of three Christmas number
ones in a row the Spice Girls had, that. C was another very good
answer. It’s a cover of a Biffy Clyro track,
and it’s by Matt Cardle, winner of X Factor, would have
scored 16 points. And the final one, which you knew,
was Girls Aloud. That would have scored you
65 points. So, a big old scorer. Thank you very much indeed, Richard. OK. It all comes down
to our decider. The third question will see one of
you go through to the final and play for that jackpot for your
charities. Best of luck to both pairs. Our third question this evening
is all about… Oh! Oh, of course it is.
Yeah, very best of luck, the final question of our Christmas
head-to-head, it’s all facts to do with the word
holly, or holly itself. Holly is somewhere in all of these
clues or all of these answers. OK. Let’s reveal our five holly
clues, and here they come. I’ll read those again. There we are. OK, Michelle and Gary,
you will go first. Shall we go for the one we really
know? Yeah. The top one? Yeah. Yeah, I think so. I think we’re going to go for the
first one, which is Holly Hunter. Holly Hunter for the top
one, The Piano. OK. Now, over to you,
Debbie and Richard. Do you fancy talking us
through the board? I don’t fancy it at all, actually.
I don’t know, because I don’t… It doesn’t say a year,
but science fiction comedy could be Red Dwarf. Red
Dwarf, yeah. But I’m not sure. I don’t know the author. Me neither. An item of ornamental headdress,
I think is a crown. So I don’t know. Clearly, Holly Willoughby. And Holly
Willoughby. Which everybody’s going to get. Red Dwarf. OK? OK. Sooty agrees. Yeah, OK.
OK. Red Dwarf. So we’ve got Holly Hunter
and we’ve got Red Dwarf. Now then, Michelle and Gary went
for Holly Hunter. Let’s see if that’s right. How many
of our 100 got Holly Hunter? Holly Hunter is absolutely right. That’s a good answer.
It’s a very good answer. Down it goes to 7. Wow!
Fantastic, Michelle and Gary. Meanwhile, Debbie and Richard
have gone for Red Dwarf. How many of our 100 got Red Dwarf? It’s right. Oh, 42 for Red Dwarf! Which means, Michelle and Gary,
very well done indeed. After three questions, you’re
through to the final, 2-1. Well played, Michelle and Gary.
Great head-to-head, everybody. The crown is a better answer
than Red Dwarf. It still wouldn’t have won you the
points. Crown would have scored you 16. The TV presenter, of course
it’s Holly Willoughby. You were right to avoid her, though. There’s no point going 62
points for that. And I bet you do know the Victorian
author. Probably the most famous writer of
Christmas tales. Charles Dickens? Yeah, but he
would’ve scored 14. Holly Hunter was the best
answer you possibly could have given –
unbeatable. Thank you very much indeed. So the
pair leaving us at the end of the head-to-head round, I’m
afraid it’s Debbie and Richard. It is. But it’s been lovely having
you here. We’ve had a great time. So have we. And thank you, the
lovely audience. Thank you so much. Please come and play again. Debbie
and Richard – and Sooty! But for Michelle and Gary, it’s now
time for our Pointless final. Congratulations, Michelle and Gary. You have fought off all
the competition and you have won our coveted Pointless trophy. Ooh! I know.
Yeah, girls together. You now have a chance to win our Pointless jackpot for your
charities. At the end of the show,
it is standing at… Ooh! What about that? Now, this really would be a lovely
little Christmassy gesture if we could send you back
with that jackpot. What do you want to see come up in
this last round? What’s going to help you win it?
The answers. Nice. All the pointless ones.
That’s what we’d like to see. It is Christmas after all. Four things are going to appear
on our board. You just have to pick one of these.
Let’s see. Novelty Hits or BBC TV dramas. Do you watch telly? Sometimes. You choose, it’s the top two.
One of the top two. BBC TV… Look, let’s go dramas. Let’s do
BBC… Yeah. OK. OK, BBC TV dramas it is. OK. Very best of luck. We are looking for any of the cast,
please, of Bodyguard, anyone who appeared in any episode
of Black Earth Rising, and anyone who appeared in the brilliant A Very English Scandal. So, according to IMDb, anyone
credited with appearing in Bodyguard, Black Earth Rising,
or A Very English Scandal. Best of luck. Thank you very much
indeed. Now, as always, you’ve got up to a 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.
Just focus on whichever ones you like the look of. Are you ready?
Yes, we’re ready. OK. Let’s put 60 seconds up on the
clock. There they are. Your time starts now. Oh, all right, OK. We’ve got
a minute to decide. We can pick any one or all three
from one or whatever. Shall we do…? Ben Whishaw from A Very English
Scandal. Hang on, we haven’t got to give it
yet. OK. You’re being a bit… Oh, sorry, OK. So… What have you got?
I don’t know Bodyguard. I don’t know anyone in Bodyguard. Or Black Earth Rising. Maybe cast… Do you know the cast of…?
A Very English… Yeah. Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw…
Some people might not know him so much. True. Ben Whishaw. Um, Eve Myles. Oh, that sounds good.
Let’s go for Eve Myles. Yeah. She was in A Very English
Scandal. Yeah, let’s go for it. Yeah, OK. We’ve got to have three,
so we have…. So we’ve got Eve Myles…
Ten seconds left. I don’t know. No. Shall we make it up? Yeah. Cast of Bodyguard, go for… OK, that is your time up.
Let’s have your three answers. OK. We’re mainly going to go
for A Very English Scandal, I think. And what were the…? Eve Myles.
Eve Myles. Eve Myles. And Ben Whishaw was in A Very
English Scandal. OK. Ben Whishaw for A Very English
Scandal. Who else? Keeley Hawes. She’s huge,
but… Black Earth Rising, yeah. Yeah. And you think Keeley Hawes…
Yeah. ..as your last one? Yes. OK, of those three, which is your
best shot at a pointless answer? Eve Myles. Eve Myles, we’ll put her
last. Least likely to be pointless? Keeley Hawes. Keeley Hawes,
brilliant. OK, and we’ll put Ben Whishaw
in the middle. Well, let’s put those answers
up on the board in that order, then, and here they are. We have got Keeley Hawes,
Ben Whishaw, Eve Myles. Three great answers there. Wouldn’t it be lovely if one
of those turns out to be pointless and wins that jackpot for you,
for your charities? Can I ask what charities
you’re playing for? Michelle? I’ve got two, I’ve got All Dogs
Matter, which is a rescue dog charity in
North London I’m a patron of, and the Alexandra Wylie Tower
Foundation, also in North London, which provides food
banks for local families. Lovely. Gary? I’m inspired by a very brave
young man called Kenny Martin, and so I’d like any money
that we win today to go to the Chiltern MS Centre. Very good. Two lovely charities… Well, three
lovely charities. Three wonderful answers.
Let’s hope one of these… Wouldn’t it be lovely if one
of these answers wins that jackpot for your
charities? Keeley Hawes was your first answer. In this case we were looking for
anyone from the cast of Bodyguard. If Keeley Hawes is pointless, that jackpot of £2,500
will go to your charities. How many of our 100 people
said Keeley Hawes? It’s right. Keeley Hawes just has to take us
all the way down to zero and you will win that jackpot
of £2,500. Down we go. Not quite into teens.
20. That’s good, that’s a good start.
20 for Keeley Hawes. OK. Let’s move on to your second
answer, Ben Whishaw. We now move to the cast of A Very
English Scandal. For £2,500, is Ben Whishaw pointless? Well, it’s right. Keeley Hawes was right, took us
all the way down to 20. Ben Whishaw now taking us
down through the 30s, through the 20s, into the teens,
still going down with Ben Whishaw into single figures, still going
down to 7! Very strong indeed. Ben Whishaw scoring 7. It’s all looking very good
for Eve Myles, your third and final answer.
You had no hesitation putting Eve Myles there as your third
answer. If Eve is pointless, your charities
get that £2,500 jackpot. How many of our 100 people
said Eve Myles? Again it’s right.
Keeley Hawes was right, your first answer, took us down
to 20. Ben Whishaw, your second answer, took us down to 7
Eve Myles now taking us down, she’s past 20, past 7. Still going
down with Eve Myles, still going down to 1! Agh! That’s a brilliant answer, though.
Well done, you. Fantastic answer. Annoyingly, one person remembered
Eve Myles, so I’m afraid you didn’t find the all-important pointless
answer, so you don’t win today’s jackpot, however, it’s a charity
special, so we’re going to donate £500 to each pair for their
respective charities. Thank you. And it’s been lovely having you on. And you get to take home a pointless
trophy each! There we are. Fabulous. Thank you! Yeah, very well played.
Yeah, absolutely. A great performance all the way
through, a lot of fun as well. Thank you so much
for entertaining us. I’m going to take you through the
point pointless answers in the different categories now, see
if you’ve got a Christmas pointless answer at home. We will start with
the cast of Bodyguard. Quite a few people played
themselves in this film. For example, Andrew Marr
plays himself. Laura Kuenssberg does as well. Frank Gardner, the security
correspondent. John Humphrys as well, is an answer, all of those were pointless. Ash
Tandon and Nina Toussaint-White, who were both
detectives in that show. The big scorers there,
Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes. Black Earth Rising now. You could have said Julian
Glover, Lucian Msamati, Mimi Ndiweni and Treva
Etienne. The big scorers there were Harriet Walter,
John Goodman, Hugo Blick and Michaela Coel. And finally, A Very English Scandal,
some very good actors on this board. Adrian Scarborough is a pointless
answer. Michelle Dotrice, Monica Dolan. Patrick Marber, the playwright,
was a pointless answer there. The big scorers were Hugh Grant, Ben
Whishaw, Alex Jennings, Jason Watkins. Blake Harrison
would have scored you 1 point, and Patricia Hodge and Paul Hilton.
Everyone else a pointless answer. Very well done if you got one of
those at home. Thank you very much indeed, Richard. And thank you so much, Michelle and
Gary. We’ve loved having you on the show. Thank you so much for playing.
Michelle and Gary, everyone! Thank you. Happy Christmas!
Merry Christmas! Join us next time when we’ll be
putting more obscure knowledge to the test on Pointless
Celebrities. Meanwhile, it’s goodbye from
Richard… Merry Christmas from me. And it’s goodbye and a very happy
Christmas from me. But before we go, singing us out
with a Christmas medley from their new album,
Back In Harmony, it’s Aled Jones and Russell Watson. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE # In the bleak midwinter # Frosty wind made moan # Earth stood hard as iron # Water like a stone # Snow had fallen # Snow on snow TOGETHER: # Snow on snow # In the bleak midwinter # Long ago. # # O holy night # The stars are brightly shining # It is the night
of our dear Saviour’s birth # Long lay the world
in sin and error pining # Till he appeared
and the soul felt its worth # A thrill of hope # The weary world rejoices # For yonder breaks
a new and glorious morn # Fall on your knees # O hear the angel voices # O night divine # O night when Christ was born # O night divine # O night # O night divine # O holy night. #