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GenreQuiz show
Directed byNick Harris
Julian Smith
Jonathan Glazier
Richard Valentine
Richard van't Riet
Stuart McDonald (celebrity)
Presented byAlexander Armstrong
StarringRichard Osman
Theme music composerMarc Sylvan
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series24 (regular)
13 (celebrity)
No. of episodes1193 (regular as of 15 October 2019)
211 (celebrity as of 14 December 2019)
Executive producer(s)Pam Cavannagh (BBC)
Tom Blakeson and David Flynn (both Brighter Pictures then Remarkable Television)
Producer(s)Michelle Woods
Ed de Burgh
John Ryan
Production location(s)Television Centre
(2009–12, 2017)
Elstree Studios (2013–)
Editor(s)Hannah Barnes
Peter Elphick
David Horwell
Neil Hunter
Nick Parker
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time45 minutes (regular)
50 minutes (celebrity)
Production company(s)Brighter Pictures (2009)
Remarkable Television (2010–)
Original networkBBC Two (2009–11)
BBC One (2011–)
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original release24 August 2009 (2009-08-24) –
External links

Pointless is a British television quiz show produced by Banijay 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.

It debuted on BBC Two on 24 August 2009. The success of its first three series led the BBC to move it to BBC One from 2011. On occasions when BBC1 carries live broadcasts of major news or sport events, the programme is transferred to BBC2, for example during the pandemic of 2020. As of December 2019 the programme had been shown for 22 series[1] and has had peak audience figures of over 7 million viewers.[2] A celebrity version entitled Pointless Celebrities was first shown in 2011, and as of December 2019 had reached series 12. The format has been exported internationally.


The object of the game is for contestants to provide answers that are not only correct but also as obscure as possible, with each game consisting of teams of two contestants. In its early days the programme featured five teams at the start of each edition, but this was later reduced to four. Prior to each show, 100 people are given 100 seconds to provide as many answers as they can to a series of general knowledge questions as part of a pre-conducted online survey,[3] and in each round, contestants are asked these same questions. These questions are set into categories, with the contestants given rules regarding what they are searching for in terms of answers, more importantly what answers will be accepted for the question given. If the answer is correct, the team scores one point for each participant that gave it during the survey; if none of the surveyed participants gave an answer listed for the question and a contestant gives it, the team scores zero points for providing a "pointless" answer. If the answer is incorrect, the team scores the maximum of 100 points. After a question is done, a list of answers that are pointless are given, along with the high-scoring answers given in the survey, usually the top three.[4]

The format of the show starts with two elimination rounds, in which teams must achieve as low a score as possible. The team with the highest score in each round is eliminated from the game. If two or more teams are tied for the highest score in either of these rounds, a sudden-death "lockdown" round is played between the teams with the same question, with the highest-scoring team losing. If this also proves inconclusive due to the teams' lack of knowledge of this subject, an "emergency question" is used instead. In the third round, the two surviving teams compete against each other ("the head-to-head") to find the lowest-scoring answer. The first team to win two questions moves on to the final round.

Teams eliminated while making their first appearance who have reached no further than the head-to-head are eligible to appear again in the next consecutive game; teams that have appeared twice or reached the final round cannot return (with the exception of the teams that appeared in the 1,000th episode). The team that reaches the final round is awarded a pair of trophies to keep. They must then supply three responses to a question with many correct answers (e.g. name films directed by a specified director, or name a song by a specified singer). If any of the answers is pointless, they win the jackpot as it stands for that game; otherwise, the money rolls over to the next show.

The cash jackpot begins at £1,000 at the start of its run. Except in the final round, every pointless answer given adds £250 to the cash jackpot, this is because the £250 given to pointless answers had originally been computed to the day's jackpot for the final round. However, a pointless answer is required for any eligibility to win the total jackpot. If the jackpot is not won at the end of a game, the amount (including any increases from pointless answers) is rolled over to the next game and increased by £1,000, offering returning and new contestants a chance of winning a bigger cash prize. As of May 2020 the highest recorded jackpot won on the show was £24,750 on 8 March 2013.[5][6] Once the jackpot is won, the amount is reset to £1,000. For the celebrity version, the jackpot is set at £2,500 and increases by £250 for each pointless answer found, while special editions have the jackpot set at £5,000 and increased by £500 for each pointless answer found; in neither version does the jackpot roll over to another show.

Elimination rounds[edit]

During an elimination round, teams aim to score as few points as possible, with the team having the highest score at the end of the round being eliminated from the game. Each round consists of a question derived from a subject, with each member of a team required to give an answer during a pass; each round consists of two passes, and teams are required, prior to the question being given, to decide who answers during the first pass, with the other answering during the second pass, without conferring. The order of play differs; in the first elimination round, it is determined by drawing lots in advance of recording, while in the second, it is determined by the scores in the previous round, though in both, the team nearest to the host answers first, moving on towards the team farthest from them, before going back in reverse order during the second pass. In the event of a tie, the tied teams are allowed to confer and give an extra answer to the question, until one team manages to score more points than the others; if no team can give a correct answer on this pass, the question is thrown out and a new one is asked in its place.

Five different formats for the questions are or have been used during the programme's run for the elimination rounds in each game:

  • Open-Ended – Contestants are given the question, and have free choice of what answer to give. In the first series, this format was used three times in this round, before subsequent episodes used it no more than once. A variant of this format was introduced in the seventh series, in which a list of categories is shown and contestants can give an answer as long as it fitted into any of the categories shown (for example, they could name any member that was in any band on the list); contestants are not required to identify which category their answer belongs to, and will be still credited for a correct answer even if they attribute it to the wrong category. This variant of the format was mainly designed to combine several smaller categories into a round (e.g. the films of several different actors) or to narrow down a wider category (for example, by limiting answers to those starting with certain letters).
  • Possible Answers – Introduced in the second series, contestants are given a board of potential answers to a question and must pick up, attempting to find the obscure ones on the board and avoid picking out a wrong answer. Each pass consists of two boards, each possessing at least one pointless answer and one incorrect answer, the latter usually having some indirect link (often humorous) with the question, with Osman going through the board after a pass, revealing the points scores of the correct answers and which were incorrect. This format allowed categories to be used in which no commonly agreed definitive list of correct answers exists. It was discontinued following the end of the fifth series, but revived as a bonus round midway through series 23.
  • Clues and Answers – Introduced in the third series, contestants are given a list of clues related to the topic of the question, whereupon they must select a clue and provide the correct answer connected to it. An example of this format is that a list could contain the names of different battles, and the questions requires a contestant to name the country that it took place in (e.g., "the Battle of Hastings" – "England"). Although the round follows a similar style to that of the "Possible Answers" format, there is no guarantee that contestants may find a pointless answer from within the list.
  • Linked Categories – Introduced in the fifth series, each pass consists of two closely related categories; one team member provides an answer related to the first category, while the other provides an answer to the second category. The format follows the same principles as that of the "Open-ended" format, but was rarely used, and was later discontinued after the series.
  • Picture Board – Introduced in the seventh series, contestants are shown a picture or pictures, which contain many people or objects that they have to identify, attempting to seek out those that are more obscure than others. The format is occasionally used, and often replaces the "Open-ended" format when it does.


The two teams that survive elimination in the initial rounds, now compete against each other, answering questions with the intention of finding the lowest answers possible. Both teams can now confer, and the winning team of this round moves on to the Final. The format of this round has differed, as listed below:

  • Series 1 – Both teams provide as many correct answers as they can to a single question, with the aim of providing answers that score as few points as possible, with the round ending if a team goes above 100 points. The team who scored the lowest in the elimination rounds gets pick choosing which of two categories to answer, with both teams required to give an answer on each turn, regardless of their opponents going over 100. If both teams go above 100, then the team that is nearer to 100 goes through to the final.
  • Series 2–5 – Both teams compete in a multi-question best-of contest; best-of-five for the second series, best-of-three from the third series. Each team must give an answer to a question, and once both have done so, the lower score of the two wins the question and earns that team a point. Each question will usually have a minimum of four answers to choose from, and the order of play is that the team who acquired the fewest points in the elimination rounds gets to answer first on the first question.
  • Since Series 6 – Both teams compete in a multi-question best-of-three contest; while the format is the same since the third series, questions are now designed around the "Clues and Answers" format. Each question now has five answers to choose from, and there are three kinds of questions in this round: a picture/sound question, in which contestants are shown five pictures or are played five sounds or pieces of music, labelled A to E, and must identify them, often with some letters given as an additional clue; a facts question, in which contestants are given a list of clues to notable facts, and must identify the answer based upon the clue given; a word puzzle question, in which the answers, connected to the subject of the question, are given in the form of an anagram, an initialism, have alternate letters missing, or complete a quote or title.

Midway through series 23, a new round was added to give the contestants more opportunities to increase the jackpot. It is played between the second elimination round and the head-to-head, and is similar to the previously retired 'possible answers' format. Both pairs of contestants are shown a question and six possible answers. Two of the answers are pointless, two are correct but score some points, and the other two are incorrect (often with a humorous link to the question). Both pairs of contestants will choose one answer. There is no elimination, but if any pointless answers are found, they will each add £250 to the jackpot.


The winning team that survives both the elimination rounds and the head-to-head receives a trophy to keep, regardless of what happens in the final round, and now attempt to win the game's jackpot; the host reminds viewers of the amount, including any rollover from previous games. In order to win it, the team first chose a category from several offered to them, whereupon they are given questions connected to it with multiple correct answers (e.g., name films directed by a specified director or name a song by a specified singer), and have up to 60 seconds to jointly provide three answers. If any individual response is pointless, the team wins the jackpot; otherwise, it is rolled over to the next show.

Originally, contestants could choose from one of three categories, with those not chosen remaining in the list for five days or until they were picked. This format was used between the first and fifth series. The number of categories to choose from was then increased to five at the start of the sixth series. By the start of the second half of the ninth series, the format of the round was modified in that the winning team must supply answers within three subcategories connected to their chosen category, though they may elect to go for any or all three subcategories with their answers. In addition, they must state which subcategory each of their answer belongs to; if it is for the wrong one, their answer is considered incorrect.

Pointless Celebrities[edit]

Following the success of Pointless and its transfer to BBC One, the BBC commissioned a celebrity edition of the programme, entitled Pointless Celebrities. Like the main show, the celebrity edition featured teams of two celebrities competing against each other to win the jackpot for their chosen charities. While the show used the same format for rounds, the celebrity edition featured notable differences. Unlike the regular show, the celebrity version was reserved for the weekend and placed in a prime-time evening slot for its broadcast. In addition, celebrities can return in more than one episode, with the same partner or a different partner, most episodes usually featured a theme in regards to the celebrity contestants that took part - for example, a celebrity edition aired in December 2015 consisted of celebrities who were made famous on reality television shows like Big Brother and Made in Chelsea.[7]

Teams compete for a jackpot of £2,500 for their charity, plus £250 for every pointless answer given before the final round. The jackpot does not roll over if not won, but the programme rewards all teams with £500 for taking part, regardless of how well they performed.


The show's format (originally to be called "Obviously") was conceived by Tom Blakeson, Simon Craig, David Flynn, Nick Mather, Richard Osman and Shaun Parry, producers at Endemol UK, in 2009. They envisaged it as a "reverse Family Fortunes....rewarding obscure knowledge, while allowing people to also give obvious answers....a quiz which could be sort of highbrow and populist simultaneously".[8] Osman was not intended to be co-presenter; originally, he filled the role only as part of a demonstration laid on for the BBC. However, the BBC executives asked him to continue when they commissioned the first series.[8] Osman then approached comedian Alexander Armstrong to be the main presenter; the two men had been peers during their university days.[8] Armstrong, who the previous year had been lined up to present Channel 4's Countdown only to back out for fear of being pigeonholed as a presenter,[9] agreed to present what was perceived as a lower-profile show, with the presence of Osman helping to convince him.[8]


Regular editions[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes Notes
1 24 August 2009 6 October 2009 30 No episodes on 31 August or 10 September 2009
2 8 March 2010 16 April 2010 30 Series 2 had no breaks and neither had series 1.
3 30 August 2010 22 December 2010 50 Series 3 took breaks from 4 to 14 October and 22 November to 21 December 2010. Episode 50 was a celebrity special.
4 14 March 2011 26 August 2011 60 Series 4 took a break from 18 April to 8 July 2011
5 29 August 2011 6 February 2012 60 Series 5 took a break from 17 October 2011 to 2 January 2012
6 13 February 2012 24 August 2012 70 Series 6 took breaks on 23 March, from 2 to 27 April, on 3 May and from 4 June to 10 August 2012
7 29 August 2012 5 December 2012 70 There was no episode on 16 November 2012
8 2 January 2013 2 April 2013 65 Series 8 had no breaks, neither had Series 1, 2 and 7.
9 3 April 2013 25 September 2013 55 Series 9 took breaks from 29 April to 24 May and 24 June to 30 August 2013.
10 26 September 2013 19 March 2014 70 Series 10 took breaks from 7 to 25 October, 2 December 2013 to 3 January 2014, and 3 to 21 February 2014
11 20 March 2014 29 September 2014 55 Series 11 took breaks from 21 April to 23 May, and 19 June to 5 September 2014
12 28 October 2014 25 February 2015 55 Series 12 took a break from 20 November 2014 to 2 January 2015
13 23 March 2015 28 July 2015 51 Series 13 took breaks from 13 April to 3 May, 25 May to 11 June, and 25 June to 10 July 2015
14 29 July 2015 29 February 2016 55 Series 14 took breaks from 3 August to 4 September, 30 September to 23 October, 17 November 2015 to 1 January 2016, and 27 January to 26 February 2016
15 1 March 2016 20 September 2016 55 Series 15 took breaks from 21 March to 19 April and 24 May to 26 August 2016
16 24 October 2016 15 March 2017 55 Series 16 took breaks from 21 November to 9 December, 15 to 28 December 2016 and 24 January to 23 February 2017.
17 19 April 2017 29 September 2017 55 Series 17 took a break from 7 June to 1 September 2017
18 2 October 2017 12 February 2018 55 Series 18 took a break from 6 November 2017 to 1 January 2018
19 2 April 2018 15 June 2018 55 Series 19 had no breaks neither had Series 1, 2, 7 and 8.
20 19 June 2018 25 January 2019 55 Series 20 took breaks from 20 June to 31 August and 19 October to 27 December 2018. There was no episode on 1 January 2019.
21 28 January 2019 29 May 2019 55 Series 21 took a break from 13 February to 29 March 2019
22 2 September 2019 6 April 2020 55 Series 22 took breaks from 16 October 2019 to 1 January 2020 and from 27 January to 27 March 2020
23 7 April 2020 6 October 2020 55 Series 23 took breaks from 20 April 2020 to 25 June 2020 and then from 30 July to 4 September 2020
24 7 October 2020 TBC 55

Celebrity editions[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes Notes
1 4 July 2011 8 July 2011 5 Daily at 5:15 pm
2 25 February 2012 16 June 2012 8 On selected dates across four months
3 20 October 2012 27 December 2012 9 Weekly on Saturday evenings at 5:40. Episode 9 was broadcast on a Thursday due to Christmas schedules
Daytime 10 December 2012 21 December 2012 10 Daily at 5:15 pm
4 16 February 2013 7 September 2013 6 On selected dates
5 14 September 2013 21 December 2013 12 On Saturdays at selected times
6 28 December 2013 3 January 2015 31 On Saturdays at selected times. The series took a break midway through.
7 11 April 2015 26 September 2015 7 On Saturdays at selected times
8 29 August 2015 30 January 2016 17 On Saturdays at selected times
9 9 January 2016 3 September 2016 8 On Saturdays at selected times
10 14 May 2016 31 March 2018 45 On Saturdays at selected times
11 23 December 2017 1 June 2019 39 On Saturdays at selected times
12 31 August 2019 14 March 2020 23 On Saturdays at selected times
13 25 April 2020 TBC TBC On Saturdays at selected times


Date Title
6 June 2013 500th Episode
16 January 2017 1,000th Episode
23 March 2019 The Good, the Bad and the Bloopers

The first series aired on BBC Two between August and October 2009, with the corporation announcing on the day of the final episode's broadcast that it had commissioned a second series. The series' audience had peaked at 1.69 million viewers, 17.2% of audience share for the timeslot,[4] while averaging around 1 million viewers per episode.[8] The second series saw audiences grow modestly; the format was tweaked prior to the start of series three, reducing the number of rounds and giving more time for banter between the hosts which had previously been edited out.[8] The change saw strong viewer growth, and the show was moved to the BBC's main channel BBC One in 2011.[8][10] By 2013, the programme records four episodes in one day,[11] and averaged 3.6 million viewers daily, gaining more viewers than ITV game show The Chase, which airs in roughly the same time slot.[10]

In February 2014, Pointless was extended for another 204 episodes, giving three more series, taking the total commissioned to 13 in February 2014. A further 24 celebrity episodes were also ordered.[12] For the 1,000th episode, which aired on 16 January 2017, Armstrong and Osman traded host and assistant duties, and four previous couples who had distinguished themselves in various ways were invited to compete again. The jackpot for this episode began at £2,500 (the usual starting value for Pointless Celebrities), and every pointless answer during the main game added £1,000 to it. On 23 February 2016, it was announced that the show had been recommissioned by the BBC to make 165 more regular daytime editions along with 45 prime-time celebrity specials, taking Pointless to the end of 2017.[13][14] On 4 September 2017, it was announced that the BBC had commissioned a further 204 episodes, including 165 regular and 39 celebrity specials.[15]

With the start of the 11th series of Pointless Celebrities on 23 December 2017, the show's set design was changed, with some new graphics, and an updated intro replaced the one used since the show's debut. This extended to the 19th series of Pointless, which started on 2 April 2018.

International broadcast[edit]

In Australia, Pointless has aired on both BBC UKTV (series 10 and 11) and ABC (series 9–11, as of April 2017).[16][17]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2012 National Television Awards Comedy Panel Show Longlisted
TV Choice Awards Best Daytime Show Nominated[18]
2013 National Television Awards Most Popular Daytime Programme[citation needed] Longlisted
2014 Nominated
2015 Nominated
The Television and Radio Industries Club Awards Daytime Programme Won[19]
2016 National Television Awards Most Popular Daytime Programme Nominated[20]


Following a news-themed edition of Pointless Celebrities which aired on 27 October 2014, several fans expressed annoyance at former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie's appearance as a contestant. This was in reference to MacKenzie's front-page report concerning the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, which made false allegations of bad behaviour against fans of Liverpool FC, 96 of whom had died in the disaster. Osman responded to this criticism with at least twenty comments on Twitter, stating that he had not known MacKenzie would appear until "about an hour before" recording, and that he had "strongly argued against it".[21][22][23]

International versions[edit]

Legend:   Currently airing[when?]     No longer airing  

Country Local title Channel Presenter(s) Starring Premiere date End date
 Australia Pointless[24] Network Ten Mark Humphries
Andrew Rochford
N/A 23 July 2018 10 May 2019
 Czech Republic Míň je víc!
(Less Is More!)
ČT1 Jan Smetana N/A 5 January 2015 17 December 2015
 Croatia Tog se nitko nije sjetio
(No one thought of that)
RTL Antonija Blaće Krešimir Sucevic-Međeral 29 April 2013 7 June 2013
 Denmark Jo færre, jo bedre
(The fewer, the better)
TV2 Steen Langeberg Marie Tangaa 6 January 2019
 France Personne n'y avait pensé!
(No one had thought of it!)
France 3 Cyril Féraud N/A 16 July 2011
 Germany Null gewinnt[25]
(Zero wins)
Das Erste Dieter Nuhr
Ralph Caspers
N/A 20 July 2012 1 March 2013
 Italy Zero e lode![26]
(Zero with honours!)
Rai 1 Alessandro Greco Francesco Lancia 11 September 2017 1 June 2018
 Netherlands Pointless[27] NPO 1 Lucille Werner Owen Schumacher 27 July 2015 28 August 2015
 North Macedonia Без Поени!
Bez Poeni![28]
(No Points!)
Sitel Snezana Velkov N/A 1 November 2014 7 March 2015
 Poland Tylko Ty[29][30]
(Only you)
TVP2 Tomasz Kammel Radosław Kotarski 27 February 2014 30 May 2014
 Serbia Toga se niko nije setio[31]
(No one thought of that)
Prva Tamara Grujic Dragan Ilic 5 April 2014 11 May 2014
  Switzerland Weniger ist mehr[32]
(Less is more)
SRF1 Patrick Hässig N/A 20 August 2012 September 2014

An American version was set to be developed by GSN in 2017, but as of February 2020, it hasn't come to fruition.[33]


On 26 February 2014, the official Pointless app, Pointless Quiz, was released for iOS,[34] with an iPad, Android and an Amazon version released a few months later. The Pointless app features animated versions of Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman, and allows the player to tackle questions in a similar format to the TV show. Five books have been released of the show: The 100 Most Pointless Things in the World, The 100 Most Pointless Arguments in the World, The Very Pointless Quiz Book (not to be mistaken for The Pointless Book), The A-Z of Pointless: A brain-teasing bumper book of questions and trivia and "A Pointless History of the World". All five were released by Coronet. In the books, Armstrong and Osman give their insight to pointless matters. Three editions of the official board game have also been released, plus two mini-sized versions, each of which contains updated questions.

In popular culture[edit]

Pointless appeared in the BBC sitcom Not Going Out (series 7, episode 5); Armstrong and Osman both played themselves.[35] Pointless was also parodied in several sketches of the satirical show Newzoids, in which a caricature of Osman interrupts people in regular situations with phrases used in the game show.


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