Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman

Richard Osman

Richard Osman is a creative director for Endemol UK. He has worked as an executive producer on numerous shows including 8 Out of 10 Cats and 10 O'Clock Live. Richard rose to fame presenting Pointless with Alexander Armstrong. Richard's popularity and tremendous knowledge of trivia led to him presenting his own BBC quiz, Two Tribes along with Insert Name Here and Child Genius. He is also a regular on panel shows such as Have I Got News For You and writes a column for the Radio Times.

Alexander Armstrong

Alexander Armstrong is a presenter, comedian and actor and part of the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller. He presents the hit BBC show Pointless with Richard Osman. As well as regular appearances on panel shows such as Have I Got News For You, he also presents a show on Classic FM and writes a column for the Telegraph.
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The 100 Most Pointless Things in the World

By Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman

The world is full of pointless things. From rail replacement bus services to chip forks. From war to windchimes. From people who put cushions on beds to people who read the bit they write about the book on amazon.
Look around you right now. See how many pointless things there are in just this one shop (or this one school playground if you've picked this up at a car boot fair).. Just about the only thing that isn't pointless is you. You look amazing.
Join Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman, the hosts of BBC1 quiz show Pointless as they take you on a journey through The 100 Most Pointless Things in the World.
Filled with play-along quiz questions and unlikely facts, their hilarious collection of musings on some of the most pointless things found in everyday modern life is the perfect blend of the obscure, the fascinating and the downright silly.

'Pointless is a fascinating microcosm of life: as this formidable tome reveals, success therein depends on a combination of intelligence, chance and having a good partner.''I love Pointless. It's funny, and it makes me feel less thick. Like all the best dates.''We gave 100 people 100 seconds to name the greatest show in the history of television. There was only one pointless answer and it was Pointless. And now in book form.'The must-have present.A funny and clever humour gift book in the tradition of QI from the presenters of BBC One's hit TV series.Pointless attracts 5 million viewers in its 5.15pm slot on BBC One. In its sixth series, the show has been recommissioned for another 100 episodes.A series of celebrity specials aired in a primetime Saturday evening slot.In the bestselling tradition of the QI and Mock the Week books. QI have sold over 1.3 million books.A must buy for fans but also a brilliant stand alone concept for a humour gift book.Filled with play-along quiz questions and unlikely facts, Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman's hilarious collection of musings on some of the most pointless things found in everyday modern life is the perfect blend of the obscure, the fascinating and the downright silly.Pointless things include: Cushions on beds, 27-30 December, pandas, answerphone messages, wind chimes, one penny coin, sharing packs, inappropriate caravan names, news music, palindromes, disposable razor research and development, charges at ATM machines at service stations, ready-salted crisps, dictator's pets, US States, wearable blankets, duty-free shops, novelty songs, double-checking, customer feedback, internet passwords, bad films, toaster settings, spanners, celebrity biographies, signs, old-skool hand-driers, traditional wedding anniversaries, baby vegetables
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The World Cup Of Everything

Richard Osman
Authors:
Richard Osman
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A Pointless History of the World

Richard Osman, Alexander Armstrong
Authors:
Richard Osman, Alexander Armstrong

A Pointless History of the World is a complete[1] and meticulously researched[2] series of essays on our rich and glorious past. Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman, two of the world's foremost experts on Things Before Their Time[3] take you on a step-by-step journey through history.From the Big Bang to the Fall of the Roman Empire, from the Ice Age to the Evolution of Language, from Henry VIII to Last of the Summer Wine: all of civilisation is here. A publishing first, this thoroughly comprehensive and highly ambitious quest through Time and Space is interspersed with questions for all the family from TV's most popular tea-time quiz show, Pointless. This is Alexander and Richard's biggest book yet.The book no historian can afford to be without[4], it comes complete with introduction and footnotes[5]. [1] Highly selective[2] Largely cobbled together from what we can remember from school [3] That's not even a thing[4] Under no circumstances to be used for reference[5] Um...

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The A-Z of Pointless

Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman
Authors:
Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman
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The Very Pointless Quiz Book

Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman
Authors:
Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman

Let hosts Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman guide you through the quiz rounds with their trademark warmth and humour and battle it out against your friends and family for Pointless glory. Perfect for playing along alone or with family and friends, The Very Pointless Quiz Book will test your knowledge and tease your brains.So how good are you at Pointless? Really? Do you think you've got enough in-depth knowledge of Regional Railways, African Countries With No Coastline and Types of Lettuce to carry off the coveted Pointless trophy?Well let's see shall we?Here's your chance to step up to the podium (metaphorically speaking of course, chances are you'll be sitting somewhere very comfortably with either a mug of tea or a roll of Andrex within easy reach) put that knowledge to the test, and see just how far you can go in a genuine four-round Pointless ordeal.Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless...

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The 100 Most Pointless Arguments in the World

Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman
Authors:
Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman

We've all had them, those pointless arguments that are seemingly impossible to solve. We've been round in circles trying to work out what came first, the chicken or the egg? Don't get us started on the debate of what we are all here for? And you're bound to have had sleepless nights pondering which ingredient you simply can't do without in a full English Breakfast - sausage or bacon. Well worry no more, here to help you solve some of life's biggest - and most pointless - conundrums are Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman.So, does God exist? and what is the most pointless sport - ballet or darts? With a witty and intelligent collection of stand-up pieces, quizzes, cryptic brainteasers and pointless facts, Alexander Armstrong and his pointless friend Richard Osman will put the world to rights and finally answer the 100 Most Pointless Arguments in the World....Ever.

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The 100 Most Pointless Things in the World

Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman
Authors:
Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman
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