Answer Next Week



Norman Hackforth

Robert MacDermot


BBC Home Service, 26 September 1948 to 29 May 1949


Posers for the listening audience on crime, chess, codes, law, and bridge, with the answers given the following week (well, obviously). Questions were set by Gerald Verner, William Winter, H.C.G Stevens, Terence Reese and an anonymous lawyer, and a cast of actors was on hand to bring them to life.


Ian Messiter was credited as producer and editor. It's likely that the format was his creation too, but we haven't been able to confirm it. If it was, it pre-dates his "official" first format One Minute Please by nearly three years.


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