The Big Fat Quiz of the Year

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Much as the title suggests, this is a comedy quiz about the year just gone - mainly to ensure Jimmy Carr has no day off. Ever. Six questions are asked about two months of the year in turn, with answers scribbled down using electronic pens. The answers are then revealed and scored. Guests come on at various points to liven up the proceedings.
Much as the title suggests, this is a comedy quiz about the year just gone - mainly to ensure Jimmy Carr has no day off. Ever. Six questions are asked about two months of the year in turn, with answers scribbled down using electronic pens. The answers are then revealed and scored. Guests come on at various points to liven up the proceedings.
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Quite good knockabout fun, even if the swearing will make our Mum blush like a beetroot. Incidentally, we thought we were anal until we found the Wikipedia entry for this show. Hooray for Internet-addicted teenagers!
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Quite good knockabout fun, even if the swearing will make our Mum blush like a beetroot.
=== Specials ===
=== Specials ===
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As part of the celebrations to mark 25 years since Channel 4 began broadcasting, ''The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz'', featuring questions about Channel 4's programming over the previous two decades was aired in November 2007. A second ''Big Fat Anniversary Quiz'' was aired in January 2015 to mark ten years of the format, featuring questions from the previous decade.  
As part of the celebrations to mark 25 years since Channel 4 began broadcasting, ''The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz'', featuring questions about Channel 4's programming over the previous two decades was aired in November 2007. A second ''Big Fat Anniversary Quiz'' was aired in January 2015 to mark ten years of the format, featuring questions from the previous decade.  
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In September 2012, Channel 4 broadcast three specials, with the questions in each episode focusing on a particular decade - the 1980s, the 1990s, and the first decade of the 21st Century, commonly referred to as the Noughties. A second edition of The Big Fat Quiz of the 80s was broadcast in September 2013 as part of a special weekend of 1980s themed programming. For no adequately explained reason, a week later, a second edition of The Big Fat Quiz of the 90s was also broadcast. The Big Fat Quiz of Everything had an ambitious remit, the entirity of human evolution; it went out opposite a [[Big Brother|Celebrity Big Brother]] launch in January 2016.
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In September 2012, Channel 4 broadcast three specials, with the questions in each episode focusing on a particular decade - the 1980s, the 1990s, and the first decade of the 21st Century, commonly referred to as the Noughties. A second edition of The Big Fat Quiz of the 80s was broadcast in September 2013 as part of a special weekend of 1980s themed programming. For no adequately explained reason, a week later, a second edition of The Big Fat Quiz of the 90s was also broadcast. The Big Fat Quiz of Everything had an ambitious remit, the entirety of human evolution; it went out opposite a [[Big Brother|Celebrity Big Brother]] launch in January 2016.
== Theme music ==
== Theme music ==
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2006 [[Noel Fielding]] and [[Russell Brand]]<br>
2006 [[Noel Fielding]] and [[Russell Brand]]<br>
2007 [[Rob Brydon]] and [[David Mitchell]]<br>
2007 [[Rob Brydon]] and [[David Mitchell]]<br>
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2008 [[Dara O'Briain]] and [[Davina McCall]]<br>
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2008 [[Dara Ó Briain]] and [[Davina McCall]]<br>
2009 [[David Mitchell]] and [[Charlie Brooker]]<br>
2009 [[David Mitchell]] and [[Charlie Brooker]]<br>
2010 [[Jonathan Ross]] and Ruth Jones<br>
2010 [[Jonathan Ross]] and Ruth Jones<br>
2011 [[David Mitchell]] and [[Eddie Izzard]]<br>
2011 [[David Mitchell]] and [[Eddie Izzard]]<br>
2012 [[Richard Ayoade]] and [[Gabby Logan]]<br>
2012 [[Richard Ayoade]] and [[Gabby Logan]]<br>
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2013 [[Dara O'Briain]] and Kristen Schaal / Richard Ayoade and [[Noel Fielding]] (joint winners)<br>
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2013 [[Dara Ó Briain]] and Kristen Schaal / Richard Ayoade and [[Noel Fielding]] (joint winners)<br>
2014 Kevin Bridges and Sarah Millican<br>
2014 Kevin Bridges and Sarah Millican<br>
2015 [[Rob Brydon]] and [[Jo Brand]]<br>
2015 [[Rob Brydon]] and [[Jo Brand]]<br>
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'''2008'''<br>
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* [[Dara O'Briain]] and [[Davina McCall]]
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* [[Dara Ó Briain]] and [[Davina McCall]]
* Sean Lock and James Corden
* Sean Lock and James Corden
* Michael McIntyre and [[Claudia Winkleman]]
* Michael McIntyre and [[Claudia Winkleman]]
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'''2013'''<br>
'''2013'''<br>
* Jack Whitehall and [[Jonathan Ross]]
* Jack Whitehall and [[Jonathan Ross]]
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* [[Dara O'Briain]] and Kristen Schaal
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* [[Dara Ó Briain]] and Kristen Schaal
* [[Richard Ayoade]] and Noel Fielding
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'''2012'''<br>
* [[Phill Jupitus]] and [[Alan Davies]]
* [[Phill Jupitus]] and [[Alan Davies]]
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* [[Dara O'Briain]] and [[Claudia Winkleman]]
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* [[Dara Ó Briain]] and [[Claudia Winkleman]]
* Jack Whitehall and [[Denise Van Outen]]
* Jack Whitehall and [[Denise Van Outen]]
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== Pictures ==
== Pictures ==
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<div class="image">[[File:Big fat quiz of the year 2006 cast.jpg|400px]]''The line-up from the 2006 edition''</div>
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<div class="image">[[File:Big fat quiz of the year 2006 cast.jpg|400px]]''The line-up from the 2007 edition''</div>
<div class="image">[[File:Big fat quiz of the year 2009 participants.jpg|400px]]''The 2009 protagonists''</div>
<div class="image">[[File:Big fat quiz of the year 2009 participants.jpg|400px]]''The 2009 protagonists''</div>

Current revision as of 19:57, 16 December 2019

Contents

Host

Jimmy Carr

Broadcast

Hot Sauce for Channel 4, 28 December 2004 to present

as The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz: 2 November 2007 and 2 January 2015

as The Big Fat Quiz of the 80s: 16 September 2012 and 22 September 2013

as The Big Fat Quiz of the 90s: 23 September 2012 and 29 September 2013

as The Big Fat Quiz of the 00s: 30 September 2012

as The Big Fat Quiz of Everything: 5 January 2016 to present

Synopsis

Much as the title suggests, this is a comedy quiz about the year just gone - mainly to ensure Jimmy Carr has no day off. Ever. Six questions are asked about two months of the year in turn, with answers scribbled down using electronic pens. The answers are then revealed and scored. Guests come on at various points to liven up the proceedings.

Quite good knockabout fun, even if the swearing will make our Mum blush like a beetroot.

Specials

As part of the celebrations to mark 25 years since Channel 4 began broadcasting, The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz, featuring questions about Channel 4's programming over the previous two decades was aired in November 2007. A second Big Fat Anniversary Quiz was aired in January 2015 to mark ten years of the format, featuring questions from the previous decade.

In September 2012, Channel 4 broadcast three specials, with the questions in each episode focusing on a particular decade - the 1980s, the 1990s, and the first decade of the 21st Century, commonly referred to as the Noughties. A second edition of The Big Fat Quiz of the 80s was broadcast in September 2013 as part of a special weekend of 1980s themed programming. For no adequately explained reason, a week later, a second edition of The Big Fat Quiz of the 90s was also broadcast. The Big Fat Quiz of Everything had an ambitious remit, the entirety of human evolution; it went out opposite a Celebrity Big Brother launch in January 2016.

Theme music

Peter Baikie

Trivia

Several editions of the BFQOTY have been produced by Jonathan Ross's wife, Jane Goldman, with Ross getting in on the act himself for the 2010 edition.

Champions

2004 June Sarpong and Jonathan Ross
2005 Sharon Osbourne and Jonathan Ross
2006 Noel Fielding and Russell Brand
2007 Rob Brydon and David Mitchell
2008 Dara Ó Briain and Davina McCall
2009 David Mitchell and Charlie Brooker
2010 Jonathan Ross and Ruth Jones
2011 David Mitchell and Eddie Izzard
2012 Richard Ayoade and Gabby Logan
2013 Dara Ó Briain and Kristen Schaal / Richard Ayoade and Noel Fielding (joint winners)
2014 Kevin Bridges and Sarah Millican
2015 Rob Brydon and Jo Brand
2016 David Mitchell and Sarah Millican

The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz
2007 Jack Dee and Alan Carr
2015 Jonathan Ross and Warwick Davis

The Big Fat Quiz of the 80s
2012 Jason Manford and Stephen Mangan / Jonathan Ross and Adam Buxton (joint winners)
2013 David Mitchell and Phill Jupitus

The Big Fat Quiz of the 90s
2012 Phill Jupitus and Alan Davies
2013 Sue Perkins and Lee Mack

The Big Fat Quiz of the 00s
Kevin Bridges and Alan Carr

Participants

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz

2007

2015

The Big Fat Quiz of the 80s

2012

2013

The Big Fat Quiz of the 90s

2012

2013

The Big Fat Quiz of the 00s

Web links

Official site

Wikipedia entry

British Comedy Guide entry

Pictures

The line-up from the 2007 edition
The 2009 protagonists

See also

Big Fat Anniversary Quiz review

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