Best known as the creator and co-presenter of the beloved BBC quiz show Pointless, Richard Osman’s career in television and comedy spans more than two decades. He studied Politics and Sociology at Trinity College, Cambridge, and began his career in television by producing numerous shows, including Deal or No Deal.
Since 2009, he has co-presented Pointless with Alexander Armstrong and made various appearances in programmes such as Have I Got News for You and QI. He has also written several quiz and trivia books, including A Pointless History of the World.
In 2020, Richard broke records with his debut novel The Thursday Murder Club – a deliciously humorous detective romp featuring a group of pensioners sleuthing in a sleepy retirement village in Kent. As well as becoming the fastest selling adult crime debut in recorded history, it was widely praised by critics. He has gone on to publish another, The Man Who Died Twice, and has confirmed that there will be four books in the series altogether.