Clive Anderson

The Guessing Game: The Complete Series 1 and 2

The Guessing Game: The Complete Series 1 and 2

A BBC Radio Comedy Quiz Show


Clive Anderson hosts the comedy panel game that fancies itself as an intelligent quiz

Ostensibly a quickfire quiz, The Guessing Game is really a show that pushes facts aside in favour of flights of fancy and rewards the funniest, luckiest and most bizarre guesses. The premise is simple: host Clive Anderson fires off a series of difficult and implausible questions, and awards points to the panellists for their outlandish answers.

What's the difference between Justin Bieber and a banana? Who invented the cat hole? Why would humans lose a war with chickens? These posers, and many others, are tackled by some of Britain's best and brightest celebrities, among them Rory Bremner, Phill Jupitus, Christopher Brookmyre, Jo Caulfield, Josh Widdicombe, Lucy Porter and Cariad Lloyd. Series 1 is a complete free-for-all, but in Series 2, Alex Horne and Susan Calman step in as team captains to try and impose some order on the chaos.

Included here are all 12 episodes of the witty, whimsical and wildly speculative show - so sit back and enjoy six fun-filled hours of silly questions and even sillier answers.

Production credits
Presented by Clive Anderson
Written by Michael Beck
House band: The Gus and Fin Four
Produced by Margaret Anne Docherty

Series 1 featuring: Rory Bremner, Toma Allen, Alex Horne, Phill Jupitus, Zoe Lyons, Christopher Brookmyre, Susan Calman, Alun Cochrane, Emily Dean, Imran Yusuf, Des Clarke, Keith Farnan, Jo Caulfield, Josh Widdicombe, Raymond Mearns, Phil Nichol, Paul Pirie and Rob Rouse

Series 2 featuring: Alex Horne, Susan Calman, Aisling Bea, Lloyd Langford, Phil Nichol, Joel Dommett, Hal Cruttenden, Keith Farnan, Des Clarke, Maeve Higgins, Lucy Porter, Rob Rouse, Matthew Crosby and Cariad Lloyd

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 4 April-9 May 2012 (Series 1), 1 May-5 June 2013 (Series 2)

© 2024 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd. (P) 2024 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd.

More books from this author

View more