My Generation



Stuart Maconie


BBC Radio 4, 18 May to 22 June 2020 (6 episodes in 1 series)


My Generation asks questions on the culture and events of different decades within living memory.

Each contender has chosen a different decade from the 1960s through to the 2010s. Stuart will ask a bunch of questions about the chosen decade: high politics, low culture, high culture, and whatever Jeremy Thorpe was. Ten questions in each category, including an audio clip. There's two points for a correct answer, one point if the contestant deserves partial credit.

After everyone's answered questions on their chosen decade, there will be a second round of questions. Whoever's trailing gets first choice of the remaining decades.

Yep, in each show we'll hear ten questions about each decade from the 1960s to the 2010s. Half of them will be on the "home" decade, the other half might be some distance away. Stuart goes on quite a bit about "another generation", but the show never embarrasses its quizzers. Highest score at the end of the show is the winner, and gets a Radio 4 round of applause.

Stuart Maconie hosts, familiar to this slot's listeners from Round Britain Quiz.

My Generation was an emergency commission, when Brain of Britain ran out of episodes during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Web links

BBC programme page

See also

Weaver's Week review


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