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Only Connect For Comic Relief, 2015

Thursday, 5 March 2015

  It’s that time of year again!

  Last November, guest team captains Patrick Marber and Professor Steve Jones did battle in Only Connect for Children In Need, more than ably assisted by brilliant quizzers Robert Peston, Sophie Grigson, Kevin Eldon and Kate Mosse. On that occasion, Marber, Peston and Grigson were triumphant.

  As is traditional, the captains will meet again with new teams for Comic Relief. Excellent new guest quizzers include Steve Pemberton; stats collectors (of which Only Connect is proud to number many amongst its fans) may be interested to tune in and see how his performance compares with fellow League Of Gentlemen member Mark Gatiss, who played Only Connect for Sport Relief in 2012.

  To make a donation, please go to To find out who wins, and why they have these team names, tune in on Monday (March 9th) at 8.30pm on BBC Two.

For the 2015 Only Connect for Comic Relief:

Historian Tom Holland
BBC News correspondent Reeta Chakrabarti
(Captain) comedian and screenwriter Patrick Marber


Comedian, actor and writer Steve Pemberton
Arts broadcaster and Proms presenter Katie Derham
(Captain) award-winning geneticist Professor Steve Jones

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Adlof Hilter at 7:20 pm on March 29th, 2015

Why write such a nasty anti-doctor article? The reason you have to wait is inadequate numbers of GPs and their nurses in the government’s Islington-centric and hospital-dominated NHS. If you want the OCP at 35 and are a smoker, and then have a stroke, can you swear you or your executor will not sue the GP, who would then have no defence and would be struck off the GMC register?

The Tim at 12:09 am on April 13th, 2015

Haven’t you got some news for us this week?

Victoria Coren M at 8:56 am on April 14th, 2015

“Adlof” - I can swear that, yes. And would happily have done so on a form in advance. So that would have solved that problem, wouldn’t it?

(It wasn’t an anti-doctor article, though. It was about the system. There are many reasons for the problems people experience. Most of it comes down to money and rules.)

Victoria Coren

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