What's it All About? (2)



Brian Redhead (1972)

Joan Bakewell (1973-5)


Dinah May (former Miss Great Britain)



BBC2, 24 December 1972 to 27 April 1975 (Special + 23 episodes in 2 series)


Quiz based on religion, with two teams of 3 opposing each other. Two people were from a religious seminary and the third was a celebrity belonging to a similar religion.

Questions often had a visual bent - for example, some artefacts were used to identify the reasons for a Sikh's dagger, a Jewish prayer shawl and the significance of the Brahma praying wheel. Other questions included film of various religious ceremonies from all over the world, and a team of schoolchildren who mimed a parable from the Bible.


The presenter was the disabled half of the Flanders and Swann duo. He was confined to a wheelchair due to an attack of polio in 1943. This probably makes him the first and (until Crisis Control came along thirty-odd years later) only game show host in a wheelchair.

Flanders was taken ill half way through the series, and his place was taken by Dana, the Irish Eurovision Song winner.


Cecil Korer


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