What Do You Know? (1)

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== Broadcast ==
== Broadcast ==
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BBC Light Programme, 27 January 1951 to 1967
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BBC Light Programme, 2 August 1953 to 16 July 1967
BBC Television (one-off simulcast), 25 June 1955  
BBC Television (one-off simulcast), 25 June 1955  

Current revision as of 14:51, 18 September 2020

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Host

Franklin Engelmann

Broadcast

BBC Light Programme, 2 August 1953 to 16 July 1967

BBC Television (one-off simulcast), 25 June 1955

Synopsis

The forerunner of Brain of Britain. Originally there were several different parts to the show, including Beat the Experts in which people famous in a particular field listened to a short play and were asked to point out the two deliberate mistakes. There was a memory test interlude called Hear Hear too. The most popular part, which soon took over nearly the whole show, was called Ask Me Another and originally involved two celebrities (including the likes of Joyce Grenfell and Anona Winn) and one member of the public. By 1956, the celebrity contestants had been dropped and it became purely a quiz for members of the public, competing for the title "Brain of Britain", while "Beat the Experts" was replaced by "Beat the Brains", in which listeners could send in questions to try to stump the panel. In 1968 Brain of Britain became the title of both the main quiz and the whole programme.

A version of the original quiz also transferred to television as Ask Me Another.

Inventor

John P. Wynn

Theme music

Opening theme: Fanfare 1 and 2 EMI EP 35

Closing theme: Flying Squad by R. Hanmer

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