Only Connect Wall Night
Saturday, 10 December 2011
This coming Monday on BBC Four, there’s an Only Connect special experiment: a single tournament played out in one night, of connecting walls only. There are two episodes, at 8.30pm and 10pm. In the first episode, eight teams from previous series will return to play a fast-and-furious series of walls: no pleasantries, no chat, no breathing space, just WALL WALL WALL until we’ve whittled them down to four. It’s quite a challenge as a quiz-viewing experience because it is so question-relentless, though that will be excellent news for the real devotees - and there is a little VT package for each team as they arrive, featuring highlights from their previous visit, and those are very good fun.
The second and concluding episode, at 10pm, is a lot gentler: the four teams now play down to a winner, which means only six walls to play, and that leaves room for more chat - plus, there are a great couple of little films on a “connecting wall theme” featuring quizzers from our charity specials (Richard Coles, Stuart Maconie and Simon Singh), plus the final emergence into daylight of our mysterious Question Editor, Mr. Bodycombe himself!
I should make clear: these are all BRAND NEW WALLS, never before seen. Hope you enjoy playing along with them if you watch, and if you find the first episode a little exhausting… well… you can’t say I didn’t warn you…