Victoria Coren Mitchell - Writer, Broadcaster & Poker Player

Special Only Connect

Monday, 11 March 2013

  Like the flash of a lighthouse over a murky sea, like the glimmer of a diamond dropped inexplicably in a ploughed field, Only Connect will twinkle in the darkness tonight - for a moment - then disappear again.

  Catch it while you can, as a new series won’t start properly for MONTHS yet. This is the Comic Relief special episode, helping to raise money for the BBC’s appeal, with another cocktail of clever quizzers from the public eye. Team captains Charlie Higson and Rosie Boycott will be back from last autumn’s Children In Need show, aided by fresh team-mates on whom I shall keep a stern eye. If not quite as stern as usual, for at least three reasons.

  Teams are:


Baroness Susan Greenfield
Rufus Hound
Charlie Higson



David Mitchell
Bill Turnbull
Rosie Boycott

  Tonight at 8.30pm on BBC Four; hope you enjoy it and, if so, please do consider making a donation to Comic Relief.

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Kate at 7:02 am on March 11th, 2013

Hi Victoria,

So excited to see you and DM on screen together! wonder what it took to convince him ;)

Loved watching your wonderful, witty self on 8/10 cats, you looked lovely too.

Your latest Guardian article was great too, seriously loled at the thought of Beiber as a children’s performer, maybe a little red nose and comically large shoes for good measure?

When will we be seeing you on I’d love to see you perform live.

lucy at 8:09 am on March 11th, 2013

really looking forward to this!:) cant wait for the new series to start at some point in the distant future;)

MJ at 9:26 pm on March 11th, 2013

Great show, I hope you’re getting some mileage out of “Bible-man”!
Would love to hear your desert island discs, have you never been asked? Also “rainbow connection” is a CLASSIC, so I assume that was lighthearted mockery!

Jan at 10:31 pm on March 11th, 2013

Great episode - excellent hosting.  Hope the panellists enjoyed it as much as we did -they seemed to, but then your David always looks very happy these days.

strangely at 11:38 pm on March 11th, 2013

Hello there.

No idea if you wrote it or not, but as well as tonight’s show being a very fine one indeed, i’d just like to say how exquisitely well-crafted your intro for David was. Honed to perfection. And in light of recent events, it was always going to be a rather large focal point, so I’m rather delighted that it was what it was.

I may even donate something to a certain charity quite shortly - it seems only right…

Dave Cullen at 10:08 pm on March 15th, 2013

Vicky, re Desert Island Disks; one possible reason Kirsty hasn’t asked you may have something to do with psychic pigs.

RichardOz at 11:22 am on April 4th, 2013

Hi Victoria,
Living in the antipodes, I can only see Only Connect on youtube.
Love the show, and congrats to you and David.
PS. Any advice on pocket 10’s or J’s?

Victoria Coren

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