The Guessing Game



Clive Anderson


David Kay (voice-over)


BBC Radio Scotland, 4 April 2012 to 5 June 2013 (12 episodes in 2 series)


Clive Anderson asks a series of difficult, or downright impossible to answer questions to a panel of special guests, who must speculate on the answer.

Some of the questions are amusing in their own right: "What's the difference between Justin Bieber and a banana?" More regular fare, like "Why did the chicken cross the road" allowed guests to go off on a (hopefully) entertaining ramble. Often, this proved a triumph of hope over experience: critics noted that it was QI with a bit too much attention paid to right answers, and the house band tended to the annoying.

The programme was able to attract some high-profile names: the first series featured stars like Phill Jupitus, Rory Bremner, and Alex Horne. It was attractive to the UK-wide digital station Radio 4 Extra, where it was repeated in June and July 2012.

Theme music

Various popular songs interpreted by the show's house band, Gus & Fin Plus One.

Web links

Official site

British Comedy Guide entry

See also

Weaver's Week review


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