Only Connect
Season 16

s16e01 / Pilgrims v Corkscrews

21st Sep '20 - 8:30pm
Pilgrims v Corkscrews

Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts the series where knowledge will only take you so far. Patience and lateral thinking are also vital.

51 have watched this episode

s16e02 / Bridges v Whodunnits

28th Sep '20 - 8:30pm
Bridges v Whodunnits

Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts another first-round match as family team the Bridges take on hug mystery fans the Whodunnits. The sides must use patience, lateral thinking and sheer inspiration to make connections between four things that may appear at first not to be linked, with one set of clues consisting of Printing, Compass, Papermaking, and Gunpowder.

47 have watched this episode

s16e03 / Sliders v Ticket Collectors

5th Oct '20 - 8:30pm
Sliders v Ticket Collectors

Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts another first-round match as shuffleboard players the Sliders take on live entertainment fans the Ticket Collectors. The teams must use patience, lateral thinking and sheer inspiration to make connections between four things that may appear at first not to be linked, with one set of clues consisting of Hoopoe, Kittiwake, Chiffchaff, and Cuckoo.

50 have watched this episode

s16e04 / Puzzle Hunters v Walruses

12th Oct '20 - 8:30pm
Puzzle Hunters v Walruses

Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts another first-round match as the Puzzle Hunters take on the Walruses. The teams must use patience, lateral thinking and sheer inspiration to make connections between four things that may appear at first not to be linked, with one set of clues consisting of Mile High Club, Subway Footlongs, Edinburgh's Royal Mile, and A Miner's Inch.

51 have watched this episode

s16e05 / Barons v Whitcombes

19th Oct '20 - 8:30pm
Barons v Whitcombes

Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts another first-round match as school friends the Barons take on family team the Whitcombes. They must use patience, lateral thinking and sheer inspiration to make connections between four things that may appear at first not to be linked, with one set of clues consisting of Precise act, Increase tension, Fast press, and Remove tract.

49 have watched this episode

s16e06 / Dungeon Masters v Severns

26th Oct '20 - 8:30pm
Dungeon Masters v Severns

Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts another first-round match as Dungeons and Dragons players the Dungeon Masters take on Welsh border team the Severns. They must use patience, lateral thinking and sheer inspiration to make connections between four things that may appear at first not to be linked, with one set of clues consisting of Bottersnikes, Wayne Szalinski's kids, Mrs Pepperpot, and Ant-Man.

49 have watched this episode

s16e07 / Apres Skiers v Colleagues

2nd Nov '20 - 8:30pm
Apres Skiers v Colleagues

Three skiing enthusiasts take on a team of co-workers in tonight's heat. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random.

52 have watched this episode

s16e08 / Polyhymnians v Sandy Shores

9th Nov '20 - 8:30pm
Polyhymnians v Sandy Shores

Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts another first-round match as sacred music fans Polyhymnians take on seaside dwellers the Sandy Shores. They must use patience, lateral thinking and sheer inspiration to make connections between four things that may appear at first not to be linked, with one set of clues consisting of C for capture, E for effortlessness, T for tantalise, and U for utilise.

49 have watched this episode

s16e09 / Pilgrims v Bridges

16th Nov '20 - 8:30pm
Pilgrims v Bridges

Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts the series where knowledge will only take you so far - patience and lateral thinking are also vital.

48 have watched this episode

s16e10 / Ticket Collectors v Walruses

23rd Nov '20 - 8:30pm
Ticket Collectors v Walruses

Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts as first-round losers the Ticket Collectors and the Walruses get another chance to stay in the competition and reach the second stage. The contestants must use patience, lateral thinking and sheer inspiration to make connections between four things that may appear at first not to be linked, with one set of clues comprising Alfonso Valiente, Lionel Richie, Papa, and Antony Kidman.

47 have watched this episode

s16e11 / Whitcombes v Severns

30th Nov '20 - 8:30pm
Whitcombes v Severns

Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts as first-round losers the Whitcombes and the Severns get another chance to stay in the competition and reach the second stage. The contestants must use patience, lateral thinking and sheer inspiration to make connections between four things that may appear at first not to be linked, with one set of clues comprising Picacho Peak, La Brea Tar Pits, Sierra Nevada Mountains, and Rio Grande River.

43 have watched this episode

s16e12 / Colleagues v Sandy Shores

7th Dec '20 - 8:30pm
Colleagues v Sandy Shores

Two teams who lost their first heats return for a last chance to stay in the competition. They compete to draw together the connections between things which seem utterly random at first glance.

So join Victoria if you want to know what connects a small drink in Armenia, desire in Japan, achieved victory in South Korea and a bell sound in Vietnam.

48 have watched this episode

s16e13 / Whodunnits v Corkscrews

14th Dec '20 - 8:30pm
Whodunnits v Corkscrews

Two teams who won their first heats return for a second round. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects horseradish, Grape-Nuts, Chinese Chequers and guinea pigs.

50 have watched this episode

s16e14 / Sliders v Puzzle Hunters

21st Dec '20 - 8:30pm
Sliders v Puzzle Hunters

Two teams who won their first heats return for a second round. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Andromeda, fake, Zachariah and vendetta.

47 have watched this episode

s16e15 / Barons v Dungeon Masters

28th Dec '20 - 8:30pm
Barons v Dungeon Masters

Two teams who won their first heats return for a second round. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what comes fourth in this sequence: peduncle, bunch, hand and '-.

47 have watched this episode

s16e16 / Apres Skiers v Polyhymnians

4th Jan '21 - 8:30pm
Apres Skiers v Polyhymnians

Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts the series where knowledge will only take you so far. Two teams who won their first heats return for a second round.

51 have watched this episode

s16e17 / Whodunnits v Walruses

11th Jan '21 - 8:30pm
Whodunnits v Walruses

Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts the series where knowledge will only take you so far. A team of hug mystery enthusiasts take on three Beatles fans for a last chance to make the quarter finals.

54 have watched this episode

s16e18 / Bridges v Puzzle Hunters

18th Jan '21 - 8:30pm
Bridges v Puzzle Hunters

A family team take on three puzzle hunters for a last chance to make the quarter-finals. They compete to draw together the connections between things which at first glance, seem utterly random.

52 have watched this episode

s16e19 / Barons v Colleagues

25th Jan '21 - 8:30pm
Barons v Colleagues

Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts another second-round match as the Barons and the Colleagues compete for a place in the quarter-finals. The contestants must use patience, lateral thinking and sheer inspiration to make connections between four things that may appear at first not to be linked.

50 have watched this episode

s16e20 / Polyhymnians v Severns

1st Feb '21 - 8:30pm
Polyhymnians v Severns

Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts as the Polyhymnians take on the Severns in a last chance to stay in the tournament. The contestants must use patience, lateral thinking and sheer inspiration to make connections between four things that may appear at first not to be linked.

54 have watched this episode

s16e21 / Whodunnits v Corkscrews

8th Feb '21 - 8:30pm
Whodunnits v Corkscrews

Victoria Coren Mitchell asks the questions as the Whodunnits take on the Corkscrews in the first of the quarter-final matches, with a place in the semi-finals at stake. They must use patience, lateral thinking and sheer inspiration to make connections between groups of four things that may appear at first not to be linked, with one set of clues consisting of Roland-Garros, Chicago O'Hare, Lindy Hop, and Orville the Duck.

51 have watched this episode

s16e22 / Sliders v Puzzle Hunters

15th Feb '21 - 8:30pm
Sliders v Puzzle Hunters

Victoria Coren Mitchell asks the questions as the Sliders take on the Puzzle Hunters in the second of the quarter-final matches, with a place in the semi-finals at stake. They must use patience, lateral thinking and sheer inspiration to make connections between groups of four things that may appear at first not to be linked, with one set of clues consisting of Macy's, San Pellegrino, Wagamama, and Heineken.

50 have watched this episode

s16e23 / Dungeon Masters v Barons

22nd Feb '21 - 8:30pm
Dungeon Masters v Barons

Victoria Coren Mitchell asks the questions as the Dungeon Masters take on the Barons in the third of the quarter-final matches, with a place in the semi-finals at stake. They must use patience, lateral thinking and sheer inspiration to make connections between groups of four things that may appear at first not to be linked, with one set of clues consisting of JG Farrell, Nipsey Hussle, Dag Hammarskjold, and Heath Ledger.

51 have watched this episode

s16e24 / Severns v Apres Skiers

1st Mar '21 - 8:30pm
Severns v Apres Skiers

The Severns are facing the Apres Skiers in the last of the quarter-finals. They'll compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random.

51 have watched this episode

s16e25 / Semi-Final 1

8th Mar '21 - 8:30pm
Semi-Final 1

It's the first of the semi-finals as two teams compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random.

So join Victoria if you want to know what completes this sequence: Vijfhuizen: Houses, Sichuan: Rivers and Tripoli: Cities.

48 have watched this episode

s16e26 / Semi-Final 2

15th Mar '21 - 8:30pm
Semi-Final 2

It's the second semi-final as two teams compete to draw together the connections between things which at first glance, seem utterly random.

So join Victoria if you want to know what completes this sequence: the Iliad, the Aeneid and the Lord of the Rings (technically).

51 have watched this episode

s16e27 / Third-Place Play-Off

22nd Mar '21 - 8:30pm
Third-Place Play-Off

Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts the series where knowledge will only take you so far. It's the third place play-off, with two teams competing to draw together connections.

49 have watched this episode

s16e28 / Final

29th Mar '21 - 8:30pm
Final

In the series finale, two teams compete to draw together the connections between things that, at first glance, seem utterly random in the hope of being named Only Connect champions.

47 have watched this episode
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