Can you name a George Clooney film? How about a rank in the British Army? Sounds easy, doesn’t it? But what if you had to name the least obvious George Clooney film? Or the British Army rank everyone forgets about?
This is the basis of Pointless, a brilliant new game show on BBC TWO Daytime, in which obscure knowledge is the key to success.
Presented by comedian Alexander Armstrong, Pointless sees five pairs of contestants compete for a cash prize – by winning the fewest points. Every question on Pointless has been asked to 100 people before the show – to find out which answers are the most obvious and which answers are the most obscure.
Over three exciting rounds, the contestants are fighting their natural instincts, aiming to score the fewest points possible by finding the least obvious answers. Give an answer 87 of our 100 mentioned and they’ll score an awful 87 points. Find an answer that only 5 of the 100 gave and they’ll score a very creditable 5 points. And the holy grail are the pointless answers that none of the 100 ever thought of. Not only do they give players zero points, they can also add thousands of pounds to the prize jackpot.
At the end of each round, the pair with the highest score is kicked off the show until only two pairs remain. They go head to head in the nail biting semi-final to secure their place in the thrilling finale.
The victorious pair have won the Pointless contest, but now only one question stands between them and today’s jackpot. All they have to do is come up with just one Pointless answer and the cash is theirs. But if they fail, the money rolls over to the next show.
In each episode Alexander is joined in the studio by Richard Osman, the Pointless keeper of facts and figures. For each question Richard will be revealing the most popular, least popular and most bizarre answers given by the 100 people before the show.
Pointless is a wonderfully irreverent quiz which will entertain viewers while keeping them on the edge of their seats.