Richard Thomas Osman (born 28 November 1970) is an English television presenter, producer, director and novelist, best known for being the creator and co-presenter of the BBC One television quiz show Pointless. He has also presented the BBC Two quiz shows Two Tribes and Richard Osman’s House of Games, and has been a team captain on the comedy panel shows Insert Name Here and The Fake News Show. Osman has gained recognition for his appearances on a wide variety of British panel shows.
Osman worked at Hat Trick Productions alongside Ben Smith before becoming creative director of the television production company Endemol UK, producing shows including Prize Island for ITV and Deal or No Deal for Channel 4.
Books in order of publication:
|The 100 Most Pointless Things in the World||2012|
|The 100 Most Pointless Arguments in the World||2013|
|The Very Pointless Quiz Book: Prove your Pointless Credentials||2014|
|The A-Z of Pointless: A brain-teasing bumper book of questions and trivia||2015|
|A Pointless History of the World||2016|
|The World Cup of Everything||2017|
|Richard Osman’s House of Games: 1,054 Questions to Test Your Wits, Wisdom and Imagination||2019|
|Richard Osman’s House of Games: 101 New & Classic Games From the Hit BBC Series||2019|
|The Thursday Murder Club||2020|