Only Connect

Continuing Monday / 8:30pm BBC Two 30 min.
Quiz show in which connections must be made between apparently unconnected things and where patience and lateral thinking are as vital as knowledge.

Season 13

19 Episodes

Victoria Coren Mitchell presents as round two losers the Meeples and Parishioners return for their last chance to stay in the competition. Among the challenges facing the players is to determine what connects Blockbusters, Rorke's Drift, Fox and Geese and ice hockey power play.
Dec 22 2017
Victoria Coren Mitchell presents as the Detectives and Arrowheads return for this round two game of the quiz testing general knowledge and lateral thinking. Among the challenges facing the players is to determine what connects Man-Killer, Penthesilea, Sharron Davies and Jeff Bezos' company.
Dec 15 2017
Victoria Coren Mitchell presents as the Dandies and Beaks return for this round two game of the quiz testing general knowledge and lateral thinking. Among the challenges facing the players is to determine what connects Something's Got to Give, The Athenaeum Portrait, The Last Tycoon and Schubert's Symphony No 8.
Dec 08 2017
Nov 17 2017
Victoria Coren Mitchell presents as the Meeples and Belgophiles return for this round two game of the quiz testing general knowledge and lateral thinking. The players must make connections between four things that may at first not appear to be linked, with one set of clues comprising George Sullivan, dried paste, tumble ready and Eve the Ants.
Nov 10 2017
Victoria Coren Mitchell presents as the Eco-Warriors take on the Snake Charmers in a round two game of the quiz testing general knowledge and lateral thinking. The players must make connections between four things that may at first not appear to be linked, with one set of clues comprising Pressed, Stained, Little Hood and American.
Oct 27 2017
A team of Vikings takes on a squad of parishioners in the lateral thinking general knowledge quiz. As ever, host Victoria Coren Mitchell will be asking contestants to make connections between things that at first do not appear to be linked, including a comedian, an identical twin, and a `history boy'.
Oct 20 2017
Victoria Coren Mitchell presents as a team of Sherlock Holmes fans take on three theatre workers in the last of the opening heats of the quiz testing general knowledge and lateral thinking. The players must make connections between four things that may at first not appear to be linked, with one set of clues comprising Improbable, Watchmaker, Gene and Delusion.
Oct 13 2017
Victoria Coren Mitchell presents as a team of darts players takes on three AFC Wimbledon supporters in the quiz testing general knowledge and lateral thinking. The players must make connections between four things that may at first not appear to be linked, with one set of clues comprising Ishmael, Piscine Patel, Lemuel Gulliver and Robinson Crusoe.
Oct 06 2017
Victoria Coren Mitchell presents, as a team of fashion fans takes on a group of football coaches in in the quiz testing general knowledge and lateral thinking. The players must make connections between four things that may at first not appear to be linked, with one task being to determine the following word in the sequence: factory, Italian and automobiles.
Sep 29 2017
Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts as a team of former strangers who met on a quiz app take on three public school teachers in in the quiz testing general knowledge and lateral thinking. The players must make connections between four things that may at first not appear to be linked, with one set of clues comprising Houston, the Ryder Cup, Morse code and Colt pistol.
Sep 22 2017
Sep 15 2017
Sep 08 2017
Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts as a team of boardgamers, led by University Challenge alum Gail Trimble, takes on three lovers of Latin cuisine in the quiz testing general knowledge and lateral thinking. The players must make connections between four things that may at first not appear to be linked, with one set of clues consisting of Tom Finney, Joe Wurzelbacher, Thomas Crapper and Mario.
Sep 01 2017
A team of former physicists takes on a trio united by their love of Belgium in the quiz testing general knowledge and lateral thinking. The players must make connections between four things that may at first not appear to be linked, with one set of clues consisting of Oscar the Grouch, Central Line, the top stripe on the Netherlands' flag and French portion of EE Telecom.
Aug 25 2017
A team of environmentalists takes on a trio who enjoy tackling escape rooms in the quiz testing general knowledge and lateral thinking. The players must make connections between four things that may at first not appear to be linked, with one set of clues consisting of Polonius, Waymar Royce, Reg Cox and Abel. Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts.
Aug 18 2017
A team of reptile lovers take on three background actors in the quiz testing general knowledge and lateral thinking. The players must make connections between four things that may at first not appear to be linked, with one set of clues consisting of bubble, indemnity, Dutch and entendre. Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts.
Aug 11 2017
A team of geocachers takes on a trio with an interest in Vikings in the quiz testing general knowledge and lateral thinking. The players must make connections between four things that may at first not appear to be linked, with one set of clues consisting of exhibit, salt and pepper, outcast and roots manoeuvre. Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts.
Aug 04 2017
Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts the series where knowledge will only take you so far. Patience and lateral thinking are also vital. Three Tolkien fans take on a church team in the first of the series. They compete to draw together the connections between things which at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects pat: bone, rub: disease, Nut: spread and salmon: bacteria.
Jul 28 2017

Season 12

37 Episodes

The Final 12x37
Apr 07 2017
Mar 31 2017
Mar 24 2017
Mar 17 2017
Mar 10 2017
Mar 03 2017
Feb 24 2017
Feb 17 2017
Feb 10 2017
Feb 03 2017
Jan 27 2017
Jan 20 2017
Jan 13 2017
The Genealogists and Oscar Men return for their last chance to make it into round three. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects three arrowheads, red hexagon containing two white triangles, blue spread eagle and black horse.
Jan 06 2017
Dec 19 2016
Dec 12 2016
Dec 05 2016
Nov 28 2016
Nov 21 2016
Two more teams of first-round winners return to fight for a place in round three and attempt to connect Kashmir, Pyrenees, Lake Victoria and Borneo.
Nov 14 2016
Two teams of first-round winners return to fight for a place in round three and attempt to connect Malabo, Conakry, Port Moresby and Bissau.
Nov 07 2016
Two more teams who lost their first heats return as highest-scoring losers and attempt to connect Lou Gehrig: Horse, Louis Van Gaal: Tulip, Wellington: Duke and Otto von Bismarck: Chancellor.
Oct 31 2016
Two teams who lost their first heats return as highest-scoring losers in this show and attempt to connect Mother-in-law, Court-martial, Lord Lieutenant and Poet Laureate.
Oct 17 2016
A team from Scunthorpe take on a trio of Beekeepers in this heat and attempt to connect Ungrammatical string follows, Multiply, Not out and Required field.
Oct 10 2016
The Maltsters take on the Policy Wonks in this opening heat and attempt to connect the Indonesian national airline, a Carla Lane sitcom, International Rescue craft and capital of Arizona.
Oct 03 2016
This heat sees a team of genealogists take on three surrealists and attempt to connect a violin's extraneous discordant notes, Lotharios, Molineux team and Canis Lupis.
Sep 26 2016
A team of poets take on three fans of the Oscars and attempt to connect the Nabateans, Makka Pakka, Alley Oop and Old Mother Shipton.
Sep 19 2016
A team of wrestling fans take on a trio from Clare College, Cambridge and attempt to connect single-fingered rock-climbing hold, Spanish monkey, North American glandular fever and single-channel sound reproduction.
Sep 12 2016
A new round of heats begins as some spicy food lovers take on three fans of Eurovision and attempt to connect 'From the roots' (Greek), 'We can' (Spanish), 'We ourselves' (Gaelic) and 'Party of Wales' (Welsh).
Sep 05 2016
Two teams who lost their first heats return as highest scoring losers in this show and attempt to connect Minotaur, Frobscottle, Moloko Plus and Duff.
Aug 29 2016
Two teams who lost their first heats return as highest scoring losers in this show and attempt to connect Betjeman, Alsatian, Liberty Cabbage and Windsor.
Aug 22 2016
Three Korfball players take on a family from Guernsey in this episode and attempt to connect Annabel Lee, Delilah, Rebecca and Weekend at Bernie's.
Aug 15 2016
A team of photographers take on a trio of Londoners and attempt to connect Cot, Holland, Chira and Bonapart.
Aug 08 2016
A trio of networkers take on a family team and attempt to connect Cafetiere, Condom, Eggy bread and Chips.
Aug 01 2016
Three fans of PG Wodehouse square up to a team of wordsmiths and attempt to connect Georgia: Canada, Sunda: Indonesia, Bass: Australia and Cook: New Zealand.
Jul 25 2016
Three cocktail drinkers take on a trio of taverners and attempt to connect Eurovision Song Contest, Cow & Gate, Wall's and I Love New York.
Jul 18 2016
Three fans of the London Underground take on a trio of bardophiles and attempt to connect Brownies, Michael Fagan, Freddie Krueger and the Milk Tray Man.
Jul 11 2016

Season 11

27 Episodes

The Final 11x27
In the grand final, two teams battle it out to be named Only Connect series champions. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Foke, Hombay, Egantic and Leakfast.
Jan 18 2016
In the second semi-final, two returning teams compete for a place in the grand final. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects 'blending', 'changing', 'like smoke' and light-dark'.
Jan 11 2016
The first of the semi-finals and the 200th episode. Two returning teams compete for a place in the grand final. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Bird, Little Dyer, Angelic Brother and Little Barrel.
Jan 04 2016
The Wayfarers and Bookworms return for a quarter-final match. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects General Tom Thumb, 'Sonny' Liston, Chuck Berry and Lewis Carroll.
Dec 28 2015
The Cluesmiths and Railwaymen return for a quarter-final match. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects ADN, TVA, SIDA and OTAN.
Dec 21 2015
The Yorkers and the Operational Researchers return in the second quarter-final. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Rebecca, Cold, Western and Judean People's Front.
Dec 14 2015
The Scientists and the String Section return in the first of the quarter-finals. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Memoir: My Life, Song: Your Life, Film: September and Novella: The Life of Ivan Denisovich.
Dec 07 2015
The Athenians and Bookworms return for a last chance to make it to the quarter-finals. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects The Cradle Will Rock, The Pilgrim's Progress, the New Statesman and the Mr Men.
Nov 30 2015
A team of wayfarers and three builders return for a last chance to make it to the quarter-finals. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Medelsvensson [Sweden], Max Mustermann [Germany], Jan Modaal [Netherlands] and Joe Blow [Australia].
Nov 23 2015
A trio of film buffs and three operational researchers return for a last chance to make it to the quarter-finals. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects a painful sports 'hernia', stars hollow, captain James Onedin and Happy Sandler.
Nov 16 2015
The Cluesmiths and Mixologists return for a last chance to earn a place in the quarter-finals. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Matthew Bannister's show BBC World Service, an entry in a dictionary, your flexible friend and the venue for London 2012 boxing.
Nov 02 2015
Three scientists take on a team of Athenians. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Einsteinium, names of Allah, 1974 Lions call and Luftballons.
Oct 26 2015
A team of Wayfarers take on a trio of musicians. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects numbat, echidna, pangolin and aardvark.
Oct 19 2015
Two winning teams return in the hope of securing a place in the quarter-finals: The Spaghetti Westerners and the Railwaymen. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects a set of decimal coins, a set of badges, a 1970 annual and a photograph of Valerie Singleton.
Oct 12 2015
The Cluesmiths take on the Yorkers. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Seborga, Forvik, Christiania and Sealand.
Oct 05 2015
Two teams who lost their first heats return for one last chance to make it to the quarter finals. The Road Trippers and the Builders compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. What links seven consonants, two vowels, three syllables and seven letters?
Sep 28 2015
Two teams who lost their first heats return for one last chance to make it to the quarter finals. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects the starting position in Shogi, The Times crossword grid, the flag of Georgia and S.
Sep 21 2015
Two teams who lost their first heats return for one last chance to make it to the quarter finals. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Darkness Visible, the Dementors, a bell jar and a black dog.
Sep 14 2015
A team of linguists battle it out against a team of operational researchers for a place in the next phase of the competition. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects the Pirate Planet, Starship Titanic, Last Chance to See and h2g2.
Sep 07 2015
A team of scientists square up to a team of builders in the last of the heats. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects The Raven, Little Weed, Seagulls in Finding Nemo and Hodor.
Aug 31 2015
A trio of road trippers take on three fans of Greece in this edition. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Elizabeth and James, Menace II Society, Harvard Connection and I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles).
Aug 24 2015
A team of musicians take on three publishers in this edition. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects the flag of Vietnam, Google Os, the MCC tie and Rupert Bear's clothes.
Aug 17 2015
A team of travel enthusiasts take on a trio of bibliophiles. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects a song in High Society, a Whiskas slogan, Kenneth Wolstenholme commentary and an EM Forster epigram.
Aug 10 2015
A team of collectors take on three railway enthusiasts. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Llanelli RFC, A for adultery, Sir Percy Blakeney and Sherlock Holmes debut.
Aug 03 2015
A team of film buffs take on three cocktail aficionados. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Daddy Warbucks, Ellen Ripley, Sherlock Holmes and Bobby Ewing.
Jul 27 2015
A team of linguists take on three York University students in this show. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Monstroso, Any Human Heart, Birdsong and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Jul 20 2015
Three crossword compilers take on a trio of operational researchers in the first of the eleventh series. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Quintuple Troth, Distress Signal, 1963 Lincoln Memorial Speech and 1815 Belgian Battle.
Jul 13 2015

Season 10

27 Episodes

In the series finale, the Orienteers and Chessmen battle it out to be named Only Connect champions. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Diarmuid Ua Duibhne, White Death, Robin Hood and King Charles II.
Mar 30 2015
In the last of the semi-finals a team of orienteers take on the QI Elves in a bid to win their place in the series finale. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects the island home of Circe, the three-toed sloth, the third-largest Jovian moon and the French word for 'water'.
Mar 23 2015
In the first of the semi-finals a trio of chess aficionados take on three history buffs in a bid to win their place in the series finale. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects lanthanides, a Gaelic football team, the UN Security Council and the Scottish jury in a criminal trial.
Mar 16 2015
Three chess players take on a team of Doctor Who fans in the last of the quarter-finals. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects memory stick, jazzercise, jacuzzi and portaloo.
Mar 02 2015
The QI Elves return in this quarter-final. They compete against the Nordiphiles to draw together the connection between things, which at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Usain Bolt, William Wordsworth, Mark de Man and Lord Judge.
Feb 23 2015
In the second of the quarter-finals, the Orienteers face up to a team of video game enthusiasts. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Rome 64, London 1212, New York 1776 and London 1666.
Feb 16 2015
In this quarter-final, three historians take on a trio of linguists. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Susan, Surajprasad, Staples and Stearns.
Feb 09 2015
The QI Elves take on three computer experts as they compete to win a place in the quarter-finals. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Jimmy White, Bob Welch, Bruce Reynolds and Ronnie Biggs.
Feb 02 2015
A team of book lovers take on three video gamers in a bid to secure a place in the quarter-finals. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Queen Elizabeth II, Romeo Beckham, Mark and Carol Thatcher, and Macduff.
Jan 26 2015
Three linguists square up to a team from Oxford in a bid to make it to the quarter-finals. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Muscoidea, uncomplimentary, unproprietary and unoriental.
Jan 19 2015
A trio of chess players and three cat lovers return for a last chance at making it to the quarter-finals. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Romeo, Wayne, Kim and Bow Wow.
Jan 12 2015
Two more first-round winners return in the hope of securing a place in the quarter-finals. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Sapporo Dome, John Smith's Stadium, Liberty Stadium and KC Stadium.
Jan 05 2015
Two more first-round winners return in the hope of securing a place in the quarter-finals. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects North Korea, the state of Israel, Hells Angels and the National Health Service.
Dec 15 2014
Two teams who won their first heat return in the hope of securing a place in the quarter-finals. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects a rat, zombies, a paternity dispute and racism.
Dec 08 2014
Two teams who won their first heat return in the hope of securing a place in the quarter-finals. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Meher Baba, Cuzco, Peru, peace and the LGBT community.
Dec 01 2014
Two more teams of first-round losers return for a second chance to stay in the tournament. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Joan Fontaine, Jack Charlton, Lucian Freud and Liam Gallagher.
Nov 24 2014
Two more teams of first-round losers return for a second chance to stay in the tournament. They compete to draw together the connections between things which at first glance seem utterly random.
Nov 17 2014
Two more teams of first-round losers return for a second chance to stay in the tournament. They compete to draw together the connections between things which at first glance seem utterly random. Join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Salem, Graymalkin, Crookshanks and Gobbolino.
Nov 03 2014
Two teams of first-round losers return for a second chance to stay in the tournament. They'll compete to draw together the connections between things which at first glance seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Diamond Sutra, Benin Bronzes, Rosetta Stone and Elgin Marbles.
Oct 27 2014
A trio of Norway-lovers take on three cricket fans. They'll compete to draw together the connections between things which at first glance seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Ruddigore, Straw Dogs, Jamaica Inn and Doc Martin
Oct 20 2014
A team of orienteers take on three old-fashioned romantics. They'll compete to draw together the connections between things which at first glance seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects messiah, apocalypse, the heist and russian roulette.
Oct 13 2014
A team of chess fans meet a team of linguists. They'll compete to draw together the connections between things which at first glance seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects apt, apposite, awl and anion.
Oct 06 2014
Three coders square up to a team of video gamers. They'll compete to draw together the connections between things which at first glance seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects doctor, neighbour, friend and spook.
Sep 29 2014
A team of researchers from QI take on a trio of book lovers. They'll compete to draw together the connections between things which at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Ford Prefect, Sherlock Holmes, David Brent and Gandalf.
Sep 22 2014
Three musicians take on a team of Doctor Who fans. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Steve Jobs, Marcus Garvey, Dave Swarbrick and Mark Twain.
Sep 15 2014
Three historians take on a team from Oxford. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Guernsey, Jersey, Balaclava and Bikini.
Sep 08 2014
A trio of political enthusiasts compete against three cat lovers to draw together the connections between seemingly unrelated things. So join Victoria if you want to know what connects a theatre on London's Argyll Street, a golf club, a UK policeman and a US five-cent coin.
Sep 01 2014

Season 9

13 Episodes

In the final, the Europhiles and the Relatives compete to draw connections between seemingly random things. Join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects: Monaco, Stoccarda, Colonia and Berlino.
Jul 07 2014
Three Europhiles take on a trio of computer experts in the second of the semi-finals.
Jun 30 2014
A trio of Welsh learners take on a family team in the first of the semi-finals.
Jun 23 2014
A family team plays a trio record collectors in a bid to make the semi-final.
Jun 16 2014
Three software engineers take on a family team in a bid to make the semis.
Jun 09 2014
Three budding linguists take on a trio of record collectors.
Jun 02 2014
A trio of Europhiles take on a family team in a bid to reach the semi-finals.
May 26 2014
Three former athletes take on a trio of computer experts.
May 19 2014
Two first-round losers return as a family team play a trio of art enthusiasts.
May 12 2014
Three former athletes square up to a trio of record collectors.
May 05 2014
Three Welsh language learners take on a trio of software engineers.
Apr 28 2014
Three fans of the continent take on a family team.
Apr 21 2014
A family team take on three museum aficionados.
Apr 14 2014

Season 8

13 Episodes

Board Gamers v Bakers: Three board game aficionados take on a trio of bakers in the series finale.
Dec 23 2013
Lasletts v Bakers: Quiz show in which connections must be made between things which appear random. A family team take on three bakers in the last of the semi-finals.
Dec 16 2013
Oenophiles v Board Gamers: Quiz show in which connections must be made between things which appear random. Three wine lovers take on three board gamers in the first semi-final.
Dec 09 2013
Globetrotters v Bakers: Quiz show in which connections must be made between things which appear random. A trio of travellers take on three bakers, trying to make the semi-finals.
Dec 02 2013
Science Editors v Board Gamers: Quiz show in which connections must be made between things which appear random. Three science editors take on a trio of board gamers.
Nov 25 2013
Oenophiles v Bakers: Quiz show in which connections must be made between things which appear random. Two teams of first-round winners return, as three wine lovers play three bakers.
Nov 18 2013
Lasletts v Board Gamers: Quiz show in which connections must be made between things which appear random. Family team the Lasletts compete against a trio of board game enthusiasts.
Nov 04 2013
Press Gang v Science Editors: Quiz show in which connections must be made between things which appear utterly random at first glance. Two teams who lost their first heats return.
Oct 28 2013
Pilots v Globetrotters: Quiz show in which connections must be made between things which appear utterly random at first glance. Two teams who lost their first-round heats return.
Oct 21 2013
Press Gang v Bakers: Quiz show in which connections must be made between things which appear utterly random at first glance. The press gang take on a team of bakers.
Oct 14 2013
Oenophiles v Science Editors: Quiz show in which connections must be made between things which appear utterly random. A trio of wine lovers take on three science editors.
Oct 07 2013
Globetrotters v Board Gamers: Quiz show in which connections must be made between things which seem utterly random. A trio of travellers square up to three board game players.
Sep 30 2013
Lasletts v Pilots: A family team take on a team of three airline pilots.
Sep 23 2013

Season 7

13 Episodes

Francophiles v Celts: In the series finale, the Francophiles take on the Celts in a bid to be named champions. They try to find connections between things which seem utterly random.
Aug 05 2013
Francophiles v Cartophiles: Quiz show in which links must be made between seemingly random things. In the second semi-final, three Francophiles square up to a trio of map lovers.
Jul 29 2013
Celts v Festival Fans: Quiz show in which links must be made between seemingly random things. In the first of the semi-finals, a team from Wales take on a trio of festival fans.
Jul 22 2013
Three map lovers and a trio of fell walkers return to try to make it to the semi-finals, competing to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects orphans in Oliver Twist, tropical storms, Sue Grafton detective novel series and series of QI.
Jul 15 2013
A trio of festival fans take on three cat lovers in both teams' last chance to make it to the semi-finals, competing to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects air stewardess, Hughes H-4 Hercules, Alexandra Palace and England cricket supporters.
Jul 08 2013
The Francophiles and the Fell Walkers, both first-round winners, return in the hopes of securing a place in the semi-finals, competing to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Mali, Guinea to Ireland, Ivory Coast to Netherlands, Serbia & Montenegro to Poland, Monaco.
Jul 01 2013
The Celts and the Cat Lovers, both first-round winners, return in the hopes of securing a place in the semi-finals, competing to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Felicity, California with the Forbidden City, Jerusalem on the Mappa Mundi and Mecca.
Jun 24 2013
Three GPs and a trio of festival fans return for a second chance at making the semi-finals, competing to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Freda Fry, Metropolis, Gromit, and 4'33".
Jun 17 2013
Two teams who lost their first heats return for another chance at making the semi-finals, competing to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects prom video, holiday armadillo, Princess Leia fantasy, and fake Monica.
Jun 10 2013
A trio of GPs square up to three fell walkers, competing to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Injun Joe's body, Roquefort cheese, Dead Sea Scrolls, and troglodytes.
Jun 03 2013
A trio connected by their love of all things French take on three festival attendees, competing to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Hirst's 'Cupric Nitrate', Mr Tumble's bag, Pudsey's bandage, and Twister mat.
May 27 2013
Three map lovers take on a team from Wales, competing to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Civilization V, Chicken Wire, Graphite Crystal, and Blockbusters board.
May 20 2013
Three graduates of Corpus Christi College, Oxford pit their wits against a trio of cat lovers, competing to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects the Green Knight, electric toothbrush, Kryten and Worzel Gummidge.
May 13 2013

Season 6

16 Episodes

In the series final and the 100th episode, three writers square up to a trio of beer lovers for the right to be named Series 6 champions. They must draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren if you want to know what connects Marty Feldman's last film, captain of Queen Anne's Revenge, Holy Roman Emperor Frederick and wife-murdering Perrault character.
Dec 17 2012
In the play-off for third place, a trio of football fans and three writers compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren if you want to know what connects Jed Clampett: 9.5, Artemis Fowl II: 13.5, Scrooge McDuck: 44.1 and Rich Uncle Pennybags: 2.6.
Dec 10 2012
In the second of the semi-finals, a trio of scribes and three wordsmiths fight it out for a place in the series finale, competing to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren if you want to know what connects Yesterday, sewing machine, benzene ring and Kubla Khan.
Dec 03 2012
In the first of the semi-finals three football fans take on a trio of beer enthusiasts, competing to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren if you want to know what connects Hercule Poirot 06/08/1975, Tour de France 26/07/2007, Captain Birdseye 07/06/1971 and English cricket 02/09/1882.
Nov 26 2012
Quiz show presented by Victoria Coren in which knowledge will only take you so far, as patience and lateral thinking are also vital. Three friends from Winchester square up to a team united by their passion for reading and writing in this quarter-final, competing to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria if you want to know what connects the 69th Infantry Regiment, M√ľnchner Kindl, Serjeant-at-Arms and the Greek Olympic team.
Nov 19 2012
Three teachers encounter a trio of writers in the third of the quarter-finals, competing to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren if you want to know what connects Sara Lee, Brita, Wendy's and Lily O'Brien's.
Nov 05 2012
A team of committed football fans encounters three film lovers in the second of the quarter-finals, competing to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria if you want to know what connects sachertorte, valrhona chocolate, custard cream biscuits and polo mints.
Oct 29 2012
Three beer drinkers take on a trio of mathematicians in the first of the quarter-finals, competing to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren if you want to know what connects Chichester's round the world yacht, Nicholas Breakspear, Henry Bolingbroke and Star Wars: A New Hope.
Oct 22 2012
Three colleagues in an accountancy firm pit their wits against a team of cinema lovers, competing to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren if you want to know what connects Touched by Death, electrocuted by hospital generator, squashed by cartload of underpants and shot by Mr Garrison.
Oct 15 2012
Three professional writers take on a trio of friends united by their love of codes and puzzles, competing to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria if you want to know what connects Holly Golightly's flatmate, avian resident of Hundred Acre Wood, Columbo's basset hound and knitted sidekick of Johnny Vegas.
Oct 08 2012
Three friends from Winchester pit their wits against a team who have all recently quit smoking, competing to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren if you want to know what connects Estee Lauder, Frida Kahlo, Dorothy Parker and Elizabeth Taylor.
Oct 01 2012
Three friends who share hearty appetites take on a trio of young mathematicians, competing to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria if you want to know what connects a heart, the Once and Future King, post-war Berlin and this question.
Sep 24 2012
Three writers face three high school teachers as they compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, from manufacturing gunpowder to Roman mouthwash to thickening wool to marking territory.
Sep 17 2012
A trio of footballers pit their wits against three orchestral players as they compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, from True Lies to Three Men and a Baby to Sommersby to The Birdcage.
Sep 10 2012
Three teachers square up to a team of IT specialists as they compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, from Desert Attack to MI-5 to Clue to Murder in the Calais Coach.
Sep 03 2012
Three members of Danny Wallace's Join Me campaign pit their wits against three beer lovers. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. Connections include: Family planning, Nazi badge for political prisoners, England's oldest trademark and youth hostel.
Aug 27 2012

Season 5

16 Episodes

Dec 05 2011
Nov 28 2011
Nov 21 2011
Nov 07 2011
Three professional analysts square up to three colleagues at a creative engineering firm in the last of the quarter-finals. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, from Private Wilhelm to Jelly Babies to Mandrakes to David Sutch.
Oct 31 2011
A father, son and daughter-in-law pit their wits against three members of an executive council trade union group in the third of the quarter-finals. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, from Little Venice to Silver to Christopher Columbus to The Equator.
Oct 24 2011
A team of rowers encounter three fans of the Listener crossword in the second of the quarter-finals. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, from Steiff to Veuve Clicquot to Deutsche Grammophon to Boddingtons.
Oct 17 2011
Three online pals take on a trio of history buffs in the first of the quarter-finals. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, from elephant to hippopotamus to Mississippi to one thousand
Oct 10 2011
Three aficionados of the Scottish rock music scene pit their wits against three members of an executive council trade union group. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, from Isabelle Dinoire to Tycho Brahe to the Maid in the Garden to the Sphinx.
Oct 03 2011
Three rowers play a trio of linguists.
Sep 26 2011
Three Listener crossword fans play a trio of choristers from Sheffield University.
Sep 19 2011
Three online football team managers take on a team who love historical things.
Sep 12 2011
Three running enthusiasts play three colleagues from a creative engineering company
Sep 05 2011
A team of professional analysts with degrees in modern languages, English and maths pit their wits against a trio of editors who delight in their meticulous attention to detail. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, from Ho to Beetlejuice to I Divorce You to White Rabbits.
Aug 29 2011
A father, son and daughter-in-law square up to three postgraduate chemistry students from Oxford University. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, from French nuclear tests in 1960 to the Krzysztof Kieslowski film trilogy to the Luxembourg flag to the Minis in The Italian Job.
Aug 22 2011
A trio of social networkers who met online take on three committed vegetarians. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, from the Barghest of Yorkshire to the Mail on Sunday's political column to Winston Churchill's depression to Gnasher.
Aug 15 2011

Season 4

17 Episodes

Jan 10 2011
In the series finale, cunning and tactics combine with logic, recall and tangential inspiration as three committed gourmands set aside their love of fine foods to concentrate on the job in hand - battle for victory over the radio addicts, a team with the diverse combined knowledge of a doctor, a teacher and an accountant.
Dec 27 2010
In this play-off between semi-final losers, the Wright family combine their wits to take on the mental firepower of the alesmen in a last battle for glory. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random - from I, Libertine to Venus on the Half-shell to the Tales of Beedle Bard to Fly Fishing.
Dec 20 2010
In the second semi-final, three lovers of authentic beer lock horns with the cunning of a team bound by their love of the airwaves. They compete to draw together the connections between things which at first glance seem utterly random, from Norman Conquest begins to Stella Artois brewery founded to Great Fire of London to ????
Dec 13 2010
In the first semi-final, three lovers of luxurious wines and exotic dishes set aside their shared passion to address the challenge of the combined wits of the Wright family. They compete to draw together the connections between things which at first glance seem utterly random, such as completing the sequence: 1950: Soap; 1952: Tea; 1953: Cream, eggs, sweets, sugar; ????
Dec 06 2010
In the last quarter-final, a family team featuring a patent lawyer, a graphic designer and a business analyst return to the field of conflict to take their chances against a trio unified by their love of authentic cask-conditioned ales. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, from early return from transportation to destroying a fishpond, sacrilege and treason.
Nov 29 2010
In the third quarter-final, a doctor, a teacher and an accountant with a unifying love of the radio return to challenge the brainpower of three Camden-based lynchpins of the British music industry. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, from Rachel Stevens to Newfoundland dog, Stalin and Donald Duck.
Nov 22 2010
In the second quarter-final, the Wright family of mum, dad and daughter return to pit their wits against a trio of committed bloggers who met on TV gossip forum sites. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, from Unloose to Debone, Irregardless and Inflammable.
Nov 08 2010
In the first of the quarter-finals, three old chums from university days who share a passion for fine dining take on the combined knowledge of three Oxford graduates with a love of bridge. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, from Agamemnon to Jim Morrison, Marion Crane and Jean-Paul Marat.
Nov 01 2010
Three men joined by their enthusiasm for real ale confront two maths graduates and a pharmacist who are a regular fixture at their local pool hall. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, from Pugachev's Cobra to Split S, Cuban Eight and Barrel Roll.
Oct 25 2010
Three dedicated hill walkers from Derbyshire face off against a family threesome of husband, wife and brother-in-law. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, from Race for Life to the Sanctuary Spa to the Oaks Stakes to the Orange Prize for Fiction.
Oct 18 2010
Three friends who originally met through British Mensa pit their wits against a team drawn together by their love of TV blogs and forums. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, from mice to Madeleine to Gabriel.
Oct 11 2010
Three fantasy writers, captained by a man who has written for Doctor Who, lock horns with a trio of bridge players, each with post-grad qualifications from Oxford University. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, from monocaine to the helmet of Perseus to Siegfried's cloak to James Bond's Aston Martin.
Oct 04 2010
Three stalwarts of the Camden music scene (including the man who discovered Blur) pit their wit and wisdom against a husband, wife and pal who share a love of geocaching, the craze for treasure-hunting using GPS. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, from Mao to David Hume to Casanova to Philip Larkin.
Sep 27 2010
A doctor, a teacher and an accountant with a shared passion for radio square up to a trio of professional taxonomists - three women who make companies more successful through their precise use of language.
Sep 20 2010
The Wright family from Leeds pool their knowledge of IT, Electrical Engineering and Mexican cinema to challenge the brainpower of the Urban Walkers, a team unified by their love of taking extended inner city hikes across various European capitals.
Sep 13 2010
A team of three old university pals with a shared love of exotic foods and fine dining pit their wits against a trio of Ulstermen from the Northern Ireland Court Service. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, from USS Constitution to Edmund II to Cromwell's cavalrymen to Raymond Burr.
Sep 06 2010

Season 3

15 Episodes

In the series final, cunning and tactics combine with logic, recall and tangential inspiration, as three committed Gamblers resist the temptation to take too many risks and the Strategists fight the impulse to err on the side of caution. Whose approach will win out in this battle of the giants? They'll compete to draw together the connections between elements which at first glance seem utterly random, from Captain Scarlet to Reg Cox to Marty Hopkirk to Arnold J Rimmer.
Apr 12 2010
In the second semi-final, three fans of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy lock horns with the cunning of the Strategists, a team bound by their love of obscure European board games.
Apr 05 2010
How will they respond to the threat of cavalier risk-taking from a team of confirmed Gamblers? They'll compete to draw together the connections between elements which at first glance seem utterly random, including purple dye and the Jules Rimet trophy.
Mar 29 2010
In the last of the quarter-finals, three committed gamblers take their chances against a team unified by their love of ten-pin bowling. They compete to draw together the connections between things, which, at first glance, seem utterly random - from birdsong to breakout to shotgun to takeover.
Mar 22 2010
In the third of the quarter-finals, three studying for their PhDs at Oxford set out to challenge the brainpower of the strategists, a team unified by their love of sophisticated strategy board games. They compete to draw together the connections between things, which, at first glance, seem utterly random - from maypoles to horse racing to spoken theatre to mince pies.
Mar 15 2010
In the second of the quarter-finals, three postgraduate students from Brasenose College, Oxford, pit their wits against a trio of Douglas Adams fans who call themselves the Hitchhikers, in honour of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. They compete to draw together the connections between elements which, at first glance, seem utterly random: P J Tracy, Nicci French, Ellery Queen and Grant Naylor.
Mar 08 2010
In the first of the quarter-finals, three fans of the Archers radio series take on the combined knowledge of three flatmates who all met up at Exeter University. They compete to draw together the connections between things, which, at first glance, seem utterly random - from Castor and Pollux to Brahma to Yoshi to Orville the Duck.
Mar 01 2010
Three senior managers from a national bookstore face off against a team drawn together by their love of London's retro bowling alleys. Who will win the battle as they compete to draw together the connections between things, which, at first glance, seem utterly random?
Feb 22 2010
A team of insurance professionals face off against a trio of committed gamblers. Who will win the battle as they compete to draw together the connections between things, which, at first glance, seem utterly random - such as Prince of Darkness, Bambi, Grocer and Tarzan?
Feb 15 2010
Three former flatmates and graduates of Exeter University pit their wits against a news producer, a civil servant and an IT consultant who share a passion for fine food. Who will win the battle as they compete to draw together the connections between things, which, at first glance, seem utterly random?
Feb 08 2010
Three neuroscientists hailing from Australia, South Africa and Canada scrum down against the intellectual brawn of three rugby fans, as they compete to draw together the connections between many disparate elements that, at first glance, seem utterly bereft of associations. So what connects cream, quotation marks, tennis matches and yellow lines?
Feb 01 2010
Three philosophy students pit their wisdom against a trio of Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy fans.
Jan 25 2010
Three members of the Brighton and Hove Gay Men's Chorus square up to a trio of postgraduates of Brasenose College, Oxford.
Jan 18 2010
The Polymaths pool their disparate skills in chicken husbandry, musical theatre and urban geography to challenge the brainpower of the Strategists, a team unified by their love of sophisticated strategy board games. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, including Cakes and Ale, The Dogs of War, Brave New World and The Darling Buds of May.
Jan 11 2010
A team of three civil servants with a shared love of Radio 4's The Archers pit their wits against a trio of music lovers who between them perform or enjoy everything from pub rock to choral sung mass. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, from AC battery to compass wrench to glass hammer to long stand.
Apr 01 2010

Season 2

8 Episodes

We discover what connects Spock, Lisa Simpson, Brachiosaurus and Adolf Hitler.
Aug 31 2009
Three chess players take on three mathematicians in the battle for third place.
Aug 24 2009
Three chess players pit their wits against the brawn of the Rugby Boys.
Aug 17 2009
Three mathematicians pit their skills against the wits of the Cambridge Quiz Society.
Aug 10 2009
Three chess players take on a team who write puzzles for charity in the connections quiz.
Aug 03 2009
Three lovers of history square up to a trio of Welshmen devoted to their national game.
Jul 27 2009
Three maths graduates take on a team of wordsmiths, one of whom is an avid proofreader.
Jul 20 2009
Three lads from the Cambridge Quiz Society battle a trio of Oxford Librarians.
Jul 13 2009