BBC Two Daytime today announced it has commissioned a second run of Pointless, the game show where obscure knowledge is the key to success, from Endemol UK’s newly-launched production arm Remarkable Television.

Hosted by comedian Alexander Armstrong, Pointless launched in August 2009 and quickly proved to be a hit with BBC Two’s daytime audience, peaking at 1.69 million viewers (17.2% share).

Liam Keelan, Controller, BBC Daytime, says: “Pointless has been a great addition to the quizzes on BBC Daytime and I’m sure viewers will continue to enjoy Alexander’s and Richard’s witty take on obscure knowledge.”

On Pointless every question has been asked to a panel of 100 people before the show – to find out the most obvious and the most obscure answers. Pairs of contestants compete for a cash prize by finding the least obvious answers – and scoring the fewest points. The Holy Grail is a pointless answer – an answer that none of the 100 people thought of.

Throughout the series Alexander is assisted by his “pointless friend” Richard Osman.

The executive producers for Remarkable Television are Tom Blakeson and David Flynn, and series producer is Michelle Woods.

The series was commissioned by Liam Keelan and is executive produced for the BBC by Pam Cavannagh.

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