1970s Montage of Stars

BBC One quiz show Pointless returns with a raft of well known faces for primetime episodes of Pointless Celebrities this April in a series of themed shows, guests from the worlds of sport, comedy, television and music will be taking on the Pointless challenge in the hopes of winning for their chosen charities.

Hosted by Alexander Armstrong and his knowledgeable yet Pointless friend Richard Osman, each question has been put to a panel of 100 people before the show and all our celebrities must do is find the lesser known answers. The Holy Grail is a Pointless answer – an answer that none of the 100 people thought of.

The celebrities’ obscure knowledge will be put to the test as they battle it out to make it through to the final round winning not only a coveted Pointless trophy, but the opportunity to walk away with the jackpot for charity if they can come up with one final Pointless answer.

The World Cup Special sees the four teams of two lined up with Sir Geoff Hurst MBE & George Cohen MBE, Peter Shilton & Steve Bull, Hope Powell & Casey Stoney and Greame Le Saux & Jonathan Pearce.

In the 1970s Special its a music team with Roy Wood from Wizzard & Rick Wakeman from Yes. While its drama with Paul Henry of soap opera Crossroads fame & Madeleine Smith of action and horror movies. For the sitcoms Sally Thomsett from Man About the House teams up with Anna Karen from On the Buses. Finally from children’s television its Ed Stewart from the BBC’s Crackerjack & Sally James from ATV’s Tiswas.

In the Medical Special the teams are Ian Bleasdale & Sunetra Sarker from Casualty, Dr Sarah Jarvis from The One Show & George Layton from the Doctor in... franchise. Ian Kelsey from soap opera Doctors & Paul Bradley from Holby City. Finally a medical comedy team with Duncan Preston & Nichola McAuliffe from Surgical Spirit.

The Crime Special features from The Bill Lisa Maxwell & Mark Wingett, crime authors Laura Wilson & Mark Billingham, Jack Ellis & Helen Fraser from Bad Girls and Donal MacIntyre & Sue Cook from Crimewatch.

A Eurovision Special sees Cheryl Baker & Mike Nolan (Bucks Fizz UK Winner 1981) battle it out with Martin Lee (Brotherhood of Man UK Winner 1976) & Sonia Evans (UK Entrant 1993) as well as Dana (IRE Winner 1970) & Johnny Logan (IRE Winner 1980, 1987, 1992) and Chris Cromby & Gemma Abbey (Jemini UK Entrant 2003)

The Comedy Special brings Tim Brooke-Taylor & John Bird together as team one, while Richard Herring & Rhona Cameron join forces as team two, Don Warrington & Ray Burdis as the third team and Dom Joly & Robert Llewellyn making the final team members.

The new run of primetime Pointless Celebrities will air on BBC One later this month. Pictured Top: some of the 1970s stars back in the decade.

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