Victoria Coren Mitchell - Writer, Broadcaster & Poker Player

Only Connect for Children In Need

Monday, 12 November 2012

The Only Connect  tournament pauses tonight for the Children In Need special! Another shimmering array of smart people from the public eye have taken the brave step of agreeing to be put on the rack of Britain’s toughest quiz, in the hope of raising money for this excellent appeal. I do hope you enjoy the programme, and if so, please consider making a donation, if you can afford to in these stringent times, at

Our quizzers tonight will be:

* Novelist and Fast Show star Charlie Higson

* First female editor of two national broadsheets, Rosie Boycott

* Pointless stalwart, Richard Osman

* Novelist, poetry anthologist and TV producer, Daisy Goodwin

* Fleet Street’s greatest living columnist, Matthew Parris

* Britain’s brainiest footballer, Clarke Carlisle

  Three of them are The Goldfingers and three of them are The Fowls. Tune in at 8.30 on BBC Four to find out which and why.

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The Tim at 3:31 pm on November 12th, 2012

I bet Daisy will be good - like she was on University Chalenge last year.

The Tim at 11:47 pm on November 12th, 2012

I’m sure nobody noticed the Pudsey Ears weren’t on straight.

J at 6:15 pm on November 17th, 2012

Congratulations Victoria and David! Love and best wishes to you both.

Colm at 9:04 pm on November 17th, 2012

Sure you have far better things to do than check your blog but just wanted to wish you both the very best on your big day and best wishes for the future

Donald at 1:51 pm on November 19th, 2012

It’s a real pleasure for me to be able to come here and pass on my congratulations to you and David at this very special time. I’ve seen some of the photos - you looked spectacular and David was quite the dandy. Seemed to be a really great occasion and I hope a good time was had by all.

Wishing you both many happy years together.

The Tim at 1:05 pm on November 20th, 2012

Congratulations on finally connecting with David! I look forward to posting on

The Tim at 1:12 pm on November 20th, 2012

Just seen the photos - you look lovely - I hope someone’s got him a razor for a wedding present.

Clive at 2:36 pm on November 20th, 2012

Cheer up Colm! Once the sex begins to wear off she’ll be back on her blog; it’s the modern equivalent of the shed at the bottom of the garden…

Must say Mr Mitchell looks rather rakish these days, though…

Kathy T at 11:52 pm on November 21st, 2012

Being a huge fan of Only Connect (from the early days when you used Greek letters!) and therefore a fan of yours, I was so happy to learn of your marriage to David Mitchell (a rather deliciously funny man!) Very best wishes to you both.

The Tim at 12:58 am on November 27th, 2012

Given your remarks about Andy Murray today’s edition must have been recorded before the Olympics and US Open. Pity you couldn’t have replaced it with something more appropriate like the England football team.

Clive at 3:44 pm on December 20th, 2012

Okay, enough’s enough. Someone put some bromide in their tea…

The Tim at 8:55 pm on December 30th, 2012

Not David Mitchell, I hope

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