Only Connect On Two
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Only Connect starts on BBC Two this coming Monday, September 1st, in its otherwise usual slot of 8.30pm (after University Challenge). I can hardly believe it, but this is series 10.
Some people have joked - well, I hope they were joking… - about whether it will be “dumbed down” for a more mainstream channel. It ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT. Of course the opening episodes will seem easier than the last ones you watched, because they are opening heats and our last broadcasts on BBC Four were the semis and final which are harder than the first rounds. But nothing has changed: question levels the same, I’m the same, studio’s the same, crew’s the same. The questions and teams are new (apart from a small handful of quizzers who couldn’t bear not to come back and have another go) but I’m very proud to say that they’re along much the same lines as usual. i.e. they’re all brilliant, questions and quizzers alike.
If anything, considering the team line-ups and many of the questions, I think this might be our most enjoyable series ever. (There’s a particular treat in store for those who enjoy watching a RANGE of British TV question-based shows… You may know what I’m referring to already, it’s not a secret, but on this blog I’ll just leave it at that FOR NOW). Anyway, i think we have a terrific series ahead and, if you watch it, I hope you’ll feel the same way.