Victoria Coren Mitchell - Writer, Broadcaster & Poker Player


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Thursday, 19 May 2011

  Only Connect has been nominated for an award! It’s in the TV Choice awards! How exciting, we’re on a list with lots of proper famous quizzes that are on mainstream TV channels and everything.

  You will vote for us, won’t you, if you’re an OC fan? There are loads of other categories before you get to ‘best quiz’ or ‘best game show’ or whatever it’s called, but what I like about the ballot is that for each one you have the option of choosing “I would not like to vote in this category”. That’s extremely handy if you, like me, find that the list of “Best plotlines in soap” might as well be written in Japanese.

  No doubt the person collating the votes, looking at my choices for Best Drama, Best Actor, Best Quiz, and where I chose not to vote at all, now knows exactly what sort of crime I’m likely to commit.

  Click here if you want to vote.

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psychofant at 12:44 pm on May 19th, 2011

It’s a bit rum putting OC in the “game show” category. BLANKETY BLANK, CATCHPHRASE and FAMILY FORTUNES are gameshows, and all that’s required to appear or present these shows is the IQ of a sponge,and a tolerance for public humiliation! anyway victoria i have just voted for OC so now at least you have two votes!  xx


The Tim at 1:26 pm on May 19th, 2011

I’ve just voted for you-know-what. I take it this is the first time OC’s been nominated. If so, that’s a shocking oversight - it should have been nominated long before now!

It’s worth the entire licence fee just to hear your dulcet tones every Monday night…


Jessie at 3:06 pm on May 19th, 2011

I feel torn. I love Only Connect for its rarefied feel and cleverness. I’m not sure the TV Quick [Choice! - Mod] awards are totally well fitted to it. Isn’t that for programmes like Ant & Dec? To hell with it, I will vote anyway. Good luck.


Nickybobs at 9:32 pm on May 19th, 2011

Vote duly cast… (only actually voted in 2 categories… my knowledge of “best soap newcomer” being rather deficient). That’s at least 5 votes… a positive ROMP to victory!


Daniel at 9:42 pm on May 19th, 2011

Hmmm, I like Only Connect ... and I like TV Burp ... but which is better .... oh hang on, it’s OK, they are in different categories.


Jason Twigg at 12:36 am on May 20th, 2011

Hi Victoria, I’ve clicked the link, indulged my sci fi passion by voting for Dr Who & Stargate Universe, skipped past the soap categories as you wisely recommended, & voted for Only Connect. 
I was tempted by Total Wipeout.  It’s hard to resist the mud and the big balls, but my loyalty to you and your witty charm won me over.  That and the idea of submitting Speam Toonerism for a future OC so that we can ask for the “Whore of Eyeus” and the “flisted twats” ... but I fear that the water wall would be our undoing.


Sian at 7:53 am on May 20th, 2011

I voted for OC. I had to skip quite a few categories (like soaps) but there were also some good programmes shown (Sherlock, Vexed, Hustle etc)


psychofant at 1:54 pm on May 20th, 2011

SIAN - your good programmes, don’t you mean VIXED, the story of a poker playing siren who beguiles her admirers via blogs and twitter?


mike at 3:44 pm on May 20th, 2011

Hmm, some of those survey questions needed careful thought before I voted.  There was a definite tie in my mind with OC and HIGNFY, but I decided that as you feature in the first every time I would give that my vote. So I hope at least one of those wins for that category.


The Tim at 4:08 pm on May 20th, 2011

It’s a pity they didn’t have a category for the most, charming, sexy, erudite and gorgeous TV quiz show host…

In that case the winner by a country mile would be, of course….

Anne Robinson!

(Only kidding - you’d have won hands down.)


Victoria Coren at 4:11 pm on May 20th, 2011

Aw… Mike and Tim, you’re both lovely but once again I’m going to have to issue the warning that there mustn’t be too many compliments on this site or it’ll get horrific for passing browsers. Have warned the moderators to keep a close eye on the compliment count and edit if need be! But thank you… much appreciated.


The Tim at 9:08 am on May 21st, 2011

Oops, sorry all - I must have typed in the wrong URL yesterday - I thought I was on Sue Barker’s website. I’ll just disappear and hope no-one notices my crass mistake.

How could I have confused her with that posh, ****** *** ******, Victoria Coren!


palladian at 10:28 pm on May 21st, 2011

OC a ‘Gameshow’? This may mean you have to hand out cuddly toys next series. You’d love that. ;)


psychofant at 6:45 pm on May 22nd, 2011

Apparently someone on EBAY has bid £83k for the risible hat worn by one of fergie’s daughters to the royal wedding. Leaving aside the fact it made her look like one of the TELLYTUBBIES, if her hat is worth £83K, how much would be bid for pippa middleton’s knickers? This has nothing to do with this thread,but it is an   important question that needed to be asked.


Dave Cullen at 10:07 am on May 23rd, 2011

Torn between OC and University Challenge. OC wins my vote by a narrow margin.
I haven’t submitted an email addresss, so I wonder if I can vote twice?


Mike at 2:51 pm on May 23rd, 2011

That last post from psychofant about Pippa Middleton’s hat should indeed be on a new thread that only Vicky can start, but I am thinking she has some interesting views on the subject, especially as the moderator allowed it to go through.


Paul Tinsley at 8:08 pm on May 23rd, 2011

I voted for you Victoria, but only cos I like you!!


Chris at 8:25 am on May 24th, 2011

OK VC ‘the deed’ is done and you’ve bought my vote. So that’s either a large brown envelope of ‘green ones’ OR a mention when you step up to collect your free pack of Daz :-)

PS. I think you’re great (but that’s probably only coz I don’t actually know you)  :-) X


Philip at 8:02 am on May 25th, 2011

Unfortunately it’s inevitable that this blog is riddled with compliments, but I have to say that much of the time you do little to discourage it through all the self-deprecation. I’m sure it’s genuine on your part, but if you want to discourage vomit inducing posts from people who feel as though they know you, then you should probably keep such thoughts to yourself.

Now, will you marry me?


Jonathan Barker at 1:37 pm on May 25th, 2011

Every Friday I turn to the new Radio Times hoping for a new series of Only Connect only to find nothing there. As there is nothing else worth watching now that The Crimson Petal and the White has ended, I need urgently to know who to write to at the BBC to ask for a new series. We need more wit and fun in our lives and you can provide it.


Victoria Coren at 9:13 pm on May 25th, 2011

No need to write anywhere, Jonathan! There will definitely be a new series, and I believe it starts in August. Possibly early September. The broadcast dates will certainly be announced in the news section of this website when they’re decided.


doctakeschair at 2:38 pm on June 5th, 2011

Happy to vote for our favourite TV programme . A sobering experience to scroll through all the Soap categories . And there should be a device for registering negative votes (Top Gear anyone ?). 
Following your piece on Cheryl Cole and dumbing down, Victoria, I believe I have found the diametric opposite of ONLY CONNECT. It’s any form of entertainment on a Cruise Ship . Favourite moment on the Daily TV Preview recently when the “Entertainment ” Director rounded on his deputy in panic and announced. “No it’s not a classical concert , it’s just a string quartet “in concert” .  Yikes ! What a relief. . . . .
Looking forward to September
be well
The Doc


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