Series 55, 56 & 57 of the classic comedy panel show


The last ever episodes of the acclaimed quotations quiz, devised and introduced by Nigel Rees - including the historic 500th show

Ever since 1976, Quote... Unquote chairman Nigel Rees has quizzed a host of well-known personalities on the origins of popular sayings, both familiar and obscure, and encouraged them to contribute their own quotes, anecdotes and catchphrases. But - to paraphrase Chaucer - all good things must come to an end, and with Series 57, the long-running panel game takes its final bow.

Among the household names gracing the stage in these final eighteen episodes are comedians Ken Cheng, Shazia Mirza and Sophie Duker, actors Steve Pemberton and Paterson Joseph, authors Juno Dawson, Luke Jennings and Victoria Hislop, lyricist Tim Rice, presenters Konnie Huq and Dame Esther Rantzen and journalist Jonathan Freedland (aka thriller writer Sam Bourne).

Their quota of quotations to identify ranges from memorable lines from the worlds of literature, film and music, to comic catchphrases, famous last words and evergreen epitaphs. There's also an opportunity for the panellists to share the brilliant bon mots they wish they'd said, and dispense their favourite family sayings and the nuggets of wisdom that they've picked up over the years.

Also included in this release is 'Quote... Unquote: A Celebration', a special episode marking the end of an era for the long-running literary panel game.

So join Nigel and guests for a feast of aphorisms, epigrams, wisecracks and witty rejoinders, and prepare to be inspired, amazed and thoroughly entertained.

Production credits
Devised and introduced by Nigel Rees
Quotes read by Sally Grace, Charlotte Green and Alison Skilbeck
Produced by Simon Nicholls, Victoria Lloyd and Ella Watts
Production Coordinators: Candace Wilson and Gwyn Davies
Theme tune: 'Duddley Dell', written and performed by Dudley Moore
Sound design: Hedley Knights
A BBC Studios Production

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Nigel Rees

Nigel Rees is a broadcaster, actor and writer, best known as the creator of BBC Radio 4's long-running panel game Quote... Unquote. He has appeared in several radio comedy shows, including The Burkiss Way and Week Ending.
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