Victoria Coren Mitchell - Writer, Broadcaster & Poker Player

New Series Of Only Connect

Friday, 4 April 2014

  The BBC has just announced that the new series of Only Connect will start on Monday April 14th at 8.30pm.

  This is our last series for BBC Four (after it, we’re moving to BBC Two), so join us for a last dance before we go mainstream!

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Colin at 8:45 am on April 5th, 2014

Great news. about a new series so soon.
BBC Two; I guess this means you’ve finally arrived.

Richard Gadsden at 4:45 pm on April 5th, 2014

Congratulations on your promotion to BBC2.  Is this news?  First I’ve heard anyway

Victoria Coren at 11:51 am on April 6th, 2014

Thank you! I hope it will do all right in the glaring spotlight of BBC Two… But no need to worry about that yet, we’re still in the old family home for this spring.

jim carr at 1:14 pm on April 7th, 2014

BBC2! Whoopee!! Its only a matter of time before OC gets the ultimate accolade, a transfer to DAVE! xx

Peter Barton at 12:43 am on April 15th, 2014

Why was the answer ‘the Australian flag’ unacceptable? It has five stars on it. Five stars was what was wanted.  Otherwise I really enjoyed the programme

Jen at 3:51 pm on April 15th, 2014

There are very few things my Dad and I have ever enjoyed watching together on the telly but when I was 9 I spent a while off school recouperating from surgery and my dad had been made redundant from his job as a bank manager. Every lunchtime we would switch on Call My Bluff and laugh and learn together and feel a little less glum. I particularly remember loving your dad and I’d always route for his team. Now my dad is 70 and I am 26 and we always make sure we watch Only Connect together on a Monday evening. We love it and we love you. And I want to say a big thank you to you and your dad for giving me something in common with my dad. Jen xx

David Exx at 6:30 pm on April 15th, 2014

Nice to see Connect back. I managed three questions and four lines on the wall before the teams - a record for me - either I’m getting smarter or you’re dumbing down before your big money transfer (hope it’s the former)

Victoria Coren at 9:53 pm on April 16th, 2014

Hi Peter. I didn’t see the show on Monday and it’s a while since the recording so I don’t completely remember the question, but does the Australian flag not have six stars on it?

Jen - thank you for your very lovely message. It brought a lump to my throat. Best wishes to you both.

Sliman Anas at 2:49 pm on April 17th, 2014

Hey Victoria,
I would love to take some poker lessons from you,
I am a very obedient student ..

Chris Dossett at 10:23 pm on April 20th, 2014

I have always loved the show and even tried a few connecting walls of my own at the website (never had one published though). Congratulations on getting picked up by BBC 2. Can just see you fitting in between Mastermind and University Challenge.

passive viewer at 11:40 am on April 29th, 2014

nice to see a new series Only Connect. But would Victoria ( Loved her dad..great bloke ) please stop using the notion that “we all like a drink” in every chapter. I have used just about every drug and drink invented but I don’t use the fact to endear myself amongst others.

Pauline Jordan at 5:59 pm on June 6th, 2014

Can you change the only connect online game so that you can choose not to play against the clock.  I like to try for as long as possible to “resolve the wall”.  Great game   Pauline

dg at 1:54 pm on July 11th, 2014

For a terrible moment I worried that the comment about being eaten was based on a fear that you might be replaced. Then I remembered how much you enjoy overextending metaphors.

Anyway, should they replace you I will definitely stop watching. At least for a couple of episodes. Then I’ll watch while simultaneously grumbling about how much better it used to be. At least for a couple of series. Then I’ll occasionally comment to the postman, or whoever, about how brilliant it is - “But I used to watch it in its early, embryonic days, don’t you know. He’s very good, but his wife used to host it, of course, which was interesting, and the questions were signified by hieroglyphs, which was hilarious. They had ordinary members of the public on, if you can believe that. No… I know… why, right?”

dg at 2:18 pm on July 11th, 2014

“...That was before Sir Cox and Lord Winston were the team captains, of course – he is so funny. And the music was loads better. It was basically the same but without the drums and the kind of whooshy noises. And it was only half an hour, but it was kind of confusing, because they didn’t have any of those flashbacks to let you know what happened 10 minutes ago. And there was no gunge…” I’ve gone too far, haven’t I? Anyway, the point is I’m fickle…

Victoria Coren

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