The Guessing Game



Clive Anderson


David Kay (voice-over)

Team captains (series two):
Alex Horne
Susan Calman


BBC Radio Scotland, 4 April 2012 to 5 June 2013 (12 episodes in 2 series)


Clive Anderson asks a series of difficult, or downright impossible to answer questions to a panel of special guests, who must speculate on the answer.

Some of the questions are amusing in their own right: "What's the difference between Justin Bieber and a banana?" More regular fare, like "Why did the chicken cross the road" allowed guests to go off on a (hopefully) entertaining ramble. Often, this proved a triumph of hope over experience: critics noted that it was QI with a bit too much attention paid to right answers, and the house band tended to the annoying.

The programme was able to attract some high-profile names: the first series featured stars like Phill Jupitus, Rory Bremner and Alex Horne. It was attractive to the UK-wide digital station Radio 4 Extra, where it was repeated in June and July 2012.

Series two split participants into teams, captained by Alex Horne and Susan Calman.

Theme music

Various popular songs interpreted by the show's house band, Gus & Fin Plus One.

Web links

BBC programme page

British Comedy Guide entry

See also

Weaver's Week review


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