The popular quiz show hosted by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman returns for another exciting series. Pointless is a game show in which teams of two contestants must score as few points as possible by finding obscure but correct answers to questions. Before the show, each question has already been posed to 100 people who have 100 seconds to give as many correct answers as they can think of.
The less commonly known answers are the ones the contestants are looking for as they are worth the least points, whereas incorrect answers are awarded the full 100 points. An eponymous 'Pointless' answer is one which none of the 100 people gave. The couple that makes it through to the third and final round by accumulating the least amount of points, has the chance to win the jackpot of £1,000, which rolls over each episode if the finalists don't find a pointless answer.
In this exhilarating series, four pairs of British celebrities put their driving skills and relationships to the test as they join a part of the Endurance Rally Association's Road to Saigon in a fleet of classic cars. The celebrities taking part in the challenge come from various backgrounds as TV legend Noel Edmonds and his wife Liz drive a classic MGB GT, husband and wife Martin and Shirlie Kemp drive a 1972 Mini, food broadcaster Andi Oliver and her TV Presenter daughter Miquita Oliver have a 1959 Morris Minor and friends Tinchy Stryder and Jordan Stephens get behind the wheel of a Hillman Imp. The famous duos' challenge is to drive from Northern Thailand through Cambodia and Vietnam in some of the least explored areas of the region; taking on some of the most challenging roads in the world.
It’s 1929 – The Shelby family have dispersed: Michael is living at Shelby Company headquarters in Detroit, while Aunt Polly is holed up with a pilot in Monte Carlo. But the family are quickly brought back together when news of the Wall Street Crash hits and its implications for the family business become clear. Meanwhile, Tommy’s political career is going from strength to strength; he gives a rousing speech in the House of Commons. It’s not long, however, before ghosts from Tommy’s past threaten to undermine his position.
As 2 Section prepares to return to Afghanistan, Georgie is happy to focus on her training role in the UK and send trainee medic Mimi in her place – especially as she is privately haunted by thoughts of Elvis’s death. But with Mimi’s confidence dipping after some complex training exercises, Georgie is compelled to return to Afghanistan to support the new recruits.
1912: The Titanic sinks and the heirs to Downton Abbey sink with it. Everyone gets busy finding an heir to Lord Grantham. British law says the heir must be male and Lord Grantham has three daughters: Mary, Sybil and Edith. The oldest daughter, Lady Mary was set to marry a distant cousin aboard the Titanic and continue the line but he’s gone now.
A distant heir is found, long lost cousin Matthew Crawley, but he’s just a middle class lawyer! Matthew and his mother Isobel arrive at Downton and antics ensue. Matthew and Mary exchange barbs, but something romantic is brewing underneath it all. Sybil becomes political. The first season also delves into the lives of the staff downstairs: our loyal butler Carson, nasty O’Brien, evil footman Thomas Barrow, Mister Bates and the sharp tongued Mrs Patmore.
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