Wednesday, 31 May 2017

The Real Full Monty

The Real Full Monty is a documentary, presented by Alexander Armstrong and Ashley Banjo, It sees a group of male celebrities come together to recreate the famous iconic striptease 20 years on from when the original film was released, all in aid of raising awareness for men’s health.

Xander and Ashley recruit famous faces who are brave enough to go the real ‘Full Monty’, and put the guys through their paces in preparation for the performance of their lives in front of 2,000 people at the London Palladium.

Xander said:
We are using this film to raise awareness of men's cancers (prostate and testicular), encouraging guys to check themselves and look out for their friends and act on symptoms if they have them. If caught early enough, prostate cancer is nearly 100 per cent curable, but if men are not aware of the problem or ignore symptoms, as story is not such a good one, as prostate cancer kills one man an hour.

I hope that by showing these men have the balls to strip off in front of thousands of people, it might encourage otherwise reluctant men to overcome their embarrassment and get themselves checked.
As they struggle to learn the moves and to take off their clothes to the music to reveal their bodies, conversation turns to the reason they are doing it, men’s health and their body issues, and concerns about getting naked. With little time to rehearse and the performance fast approaching, who will dare to bare all for a good cause?

The Real Full Monty airs on ITV1, on Thursday 15th June at  8.30pm.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Back to repeats!

We can't complain, I guess, particularly going on recentl form. This'll be seven solid weeks of new Pointlesses by my reckoning. But yes, it's back to repeats again, from Wednesday 7th June.

Wimbledon starts on Monday 3rd July, and we don't get Pointless while that's on, so my guess is that we'll get new programmes again once that's done. They might hold off till after the summer though, especially as Xander and Richard aren't recording any new shows till later this year.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Children's TV Pointless Celebrities, 3 June

The Children's TV special of Pointless Celebrities is being repeated on Saturday June 3ed at 4.45pm.

Taking part are CBBC presenters Anthea Turner and Andy Crane, CBeebies stars Justin Fletcher and Gemma Hunt, children's TV hosts Dave Benson-Phillips and Gareth Jones, and former presenters Sally James and Geoffrey Hayes.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

FA Cup Pointless Celebrities, 27th May

There's a repeated FA Cup special of Pointless Celebrities on 27th May, at 1.15pm so it's over before the football. Not in Scotland though, sorry. Don't know if you ever get to see it.

Taking part are Eni Aluko and Guy Mowbray, Kevin Kilbane and Mark Chapman, Dan Walker and Mark Lawrenson, and Rachel Yankey and Kelly Smith. 

I just hope they didn't make poor Richard wear that sheepskin again. He lost nearly two stone during that filming session #falenews

Danger Mouse Series 2

Danger Mouse Series 2 premieres on Wednesday 24th May with a double bill on CBBC, starting at 6pm with Dark Dawn: DM battles an army of vengeful soft toys!

After that at 6.10pm comes The Admirable Penfold. Baron Greemback and Penfold are stuck on a desert island together. What will happen?

EDIT: These showings were cancelled at the last minute, with no explanation. I'll update once I know the correct premiere dates.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

TV Choice Awards

It's voting time!

Pointless has been longlisted in the Daytime category of the TV Choice Awards. Please give it your vote so it can make it onto the shortlist.

And just to make it all even more perfect, our very own Richard Osman will be hosting the awards ceremony. Let's make his journey there worth it.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Weak At The Top

John Weak is an aggressive marketing director with no morals and little brain. Lewd, alcoholic and chauvinistic, while charming the ladies he reveals a completely lackadaisical attitude toward his work.

Originally broadcast in 2005, the radio sitcom version of  Guy Browning's books starred Alexander Armstrong as John Weak, along with Geoffrey Whitehead, Clare Perkins, and Ron Cook. 

The shows are being repeated on Radio 4 Extra, starting on Wednesday 17th May at 11.30pm.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Musical Theatre Pointless Celebrities, 20th May

There's a Musical Theatre Pointless Celebrities on Saturday 20th May at 6.35pm... I think that;s the cue for a song!

Lyricists Tim Rice and Don Black join forces, while How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria winner Connie Fisher teams up with her former rival Siobhan Dillon. Former Chicago star Claire Sweeney pairs with comedy actor and one-time Wicked star Nigel Planer, and Cory English, the American actor who recently starred in a UK tour of The Producers, collaborates with comedian and Spamalot star Phill Jupitus.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Pointless Celebrities, 14th May

There's a bonus Pointless Celebrities repeat on Sunday 14th May, at 5.50pm.

Comedians Tim Vine and Terry Alderton team up, while actress Tracy-Ann Oberman joins forces with On the Hour alumnus David Schneider. Saturday's Live's Rev Richard Coles partners talkRADIO presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer, and Loose Ends regular contributor Arthur Smith collaborates with former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips.

Comedy Pointless Celebrities, 13th May

All the contestants in Saturday 13rh May's Pointless Celebrities, on at 6.25pm, come from the world of comedy.

Andi Osho teams up with Holly Walsh, Kevin Eldon joins forces with Dave Johns, Barry Cryer works alongside Omid Djalili, and Stephen Frost throws his lot in with Helen Atkinson-Wood.