Pointless is a British television quiz show produced by Endemol Shine UK for the BBC. It is hosted by Alexander Armstrong with assistance from Richard Osman. In each episode four teams of two contestants attempt to find correct but obscure answers to four rounds of general knowledge questions, with the winning team eligible to compete for the show's cash jackpot. All questions used on the show are factual in nature, and are asked of a panel of 100 individuals in a pre-conducted public survey. Contestants seek to find correct answers that were given by as few of the survey subjects as possible ("points"); each round is won by the team with the fewest points. "Pointless" answers, given by nobody, score zero points, the best score. Every pointless answer given during the main game increases t

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  • Pointless is a British television quiz show produced by Endemol Shine UK for the BBC. It is hosted by Alexander Armstrong with assistance from Richard Osman. In each episode four teams of two contestants attempt to find correct but obscure answers to four rounds of general knowledge questions, with the winning team eligible to compete for the show's cash jackpot. All questions used on the show are factual in nature, and are asked of a panel of 100 individuals in a pre-conducted public survey. Contestants seek to find correct answers that were given by as few of the survey subjects as possible ("points"); each round is won by the team with the fewest points. "Pointless" answers, given by nobody, score zero points, the best score. Every pointless answer given during the main game increases the jackpot by £250, and one such answer must be given in the final round in order to win it. Although it originally debuted on BBC Two on 24 August 2009, its success in its first three series led the BBC to broadcast it on BBC One from 2011, though on occasions when the channel is to feature live broadcasts of major news and sporting events, the programme is transferred to BBC Two. As of August 2019 the programme had been shown for 21 series and has had peak audience figures of over 7 million viewers. A celebrity version entitled Pointless Celebrities was first shown in 2011, and as of August 2019 had reached series 11. The format has been exported internationally. The programme is transmitted at 17:15 on weekdays; it is to move to 16:15 from January 2020 to avoid repeated clashes with ITV quiz show The Chase. There are repeat transmissions of old episodes when a series is not in progress. (en)
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  • Pointless is a British television quiz show produced by Endemol Shine UK for the BBC. It is hosted by Alexander Armstrong with assistance from Richard Osman. In each episode four teams of two contestants attempt to find correct but obscure answers to four rounds of general knowledge questions, with the winning team eligible to compete for the show's cash jackpot. All questions used on the show are factual in nature, and are asked of a panel of 100 individuals in a pre-conducted public survey. Contestants seek to find correct answers that were given by as few of the survey subjects as possible ("points"); each round is won by the team with the fewest points. "Pointless" answers, given by nobody, score zero points, the best score. Every pointless answer given during the main game increases t (en)
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