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Season 19

s19e01 / Cribbagers v Gunners

17th Jul '23 - 8:30pm
Cribbagers v Gunners Summary

Victoria Coren Mitchell returns with the quiz based on patience and lateral thinking, with the Cribbagers taking on theballoonners in the opening heat. The teams try to draw together the connections between things that at first glance seem utterly random, with one set of clues asking what links horseshoe, pencil, walrus and handlebar.

56 have watched this episode

s19e02 / Roadies v Stitchers

24th Jul '23 - 8:30pm
Roadies v Stitchers Summary

Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts another series of the quiz where knowledge only gets you so far. Three rock music fans face a team of enthusiastic embroiderers in another first-round heat.

56 have watched this episode

s19e03 / Antiphons v Drop of Red

31st Jul '23 - 8:30pm
Antiphons v Drop of Red Summary

Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts another first-round match as devotees of choral music the Antiphons take on red wine connoisseurs Drop of Red. 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 comprising Beautiful Horizon, Joyful Port, Saint Paul, and River of January.

46 have watched this episode

s19e04 / Thrifters v Suncatchers

7th Aug '23 - 8:30pm
Thrifters v Suncatchers Summary

Three lovers of all things pre-loved compete against a team of warm-weather worshippers to work out the connection between a series of clues. For example, what links the following: rise (v), sufficiently (adv), healthy (adj) and hole containing water (n)?

56 have watched this episode

s19e05 / Isotopes v Academicals

14th Aug '23 - 8:30pm
Isotopes v Academicals Summary

Three Matt Groening fans take on a trio of teachers in another opening heat, during which they are tasked with finding the connection between the following: Loretta Lynch, Matthew Hopkins, Tim Davie and Ban Ki-moon.

52 have watched this episode

s19e06 / Also Rans v Gardners

21st Aug '23 - 8:30pm
Also Rans v Gardners Summary

Another first-round match, and three former Mastermind contenders are in the spotlight, facing a family team. There's a connection between Catalonia, China, MCC, lifeguard on duty - can the family work it out?

52 have watched this episode

s19e07 / Mercians v Volunteers

28th Aug '23 - 8:30pm
Mercians v Volunteers Summary

Three willing volunteers take on a team from the Midlands to establish the connection between apparently random clues. For example: what is the connection between sharp taste, words set to music, merciless character and solo character?

51 have watched this episode

s19e08 / Video Nasties v Solomons Family

4th Sep '23 - 8:30pm
Video Nasties v Solomons Family Summary

In another first-round contest, a fearless family faces fervent film fans. As ever, it's all about connections - what, for example, links Green monster, Small chandelier, Stone sausage and Merrygold robin? Join Victoria to find out.

54 have watched this episode

s19e09 / Roadies v Cribbagers

11th Sep '23 - 8:30pm
Roadies v Cribbagers Summary

The series reaches the knock-out stage tonight, and only one of the teams can progress to the next round. The quiz is based around establishing connections - for example, what connects the following: 7:36pm, 7:36pm, 7:52pm and 8:22pm? Intrigued? Join Victoria for the answer.

49 have watched this episode

s19e10 / Drop of Red v Suncatchers

18th Sep '23 - 8:30pm
Drop of Red v Suncatchers Summary

It's the knockout stage, and the next round beckons for one of the teams.

54 have watched this episode

s19e11 / Academicals v Gardners

25th Sep '23 - 8:30pm
Academicals v Gardners Summary

Having lost their first game, both teams need a win to stay in. One of them guesses the connection after only three clues: Rador, Ceros and Anzee. What links them, and what could the fourth clue be?

50 have watched this episode

s19e12 / Solomons Family v Volunteers

2nd Oct '23 - 8:30pm
Solomons Family v Volunteers Summary

Once again, one of the teams will be saying goodbye - but not before they've established the connection between some apparently random clues.

52 have watched this episode

s19e13 / Stitchers v Gunners

9th Oct '23 - 8:30pm
Stitchers v Gunners Summary

Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts the quiz where knowledge only gets you so far. It's a 'winner-winner' game, so everyone survives to quiz another day.

45 have watched this episode

s19e14 / Antiphons v Thrifters

16th Oct '23 - 8:30pm
Antiphons v Thrifters Summary

It's another 'winner-winner' heat, which means one team motors straight through to the next round, while the other has to take a more scenic route.

48 have watched this episode

s19e15 / Isotopes v Also Rans

23rd Oct '23 - 8:30pm
Isotopes v Also Rans Summary

Everyone's a winner in this episode - in the sense that the losing team wins the right to play another game later in the series.

45 have watched this episode

s19e16 / Mercians v Video Nasties

30th Oct '23 - 8:30pm
Mercians v Video Nasties Summary

The Mercians became the second-highest scorers in the programme's history in their last appearance, finishing with 36 points. But how will they fare against the Video Nasties?

43 have watched this episode

s19e17 / Antiphons v Suncatchers

6th Nov '23 - 8:30pm
Antiphons v Suncatchers Summary

Only one team can progress to the next round, after wrestling with clues such as: Patch (dog), Jason (cat), Fred/Freda (tortoise)... What comes next in the sequence?

45 have watched this episode

s19e18 / Roadies v Stitchers

13th Nov '23 - 8:30pm
Roadies v Stitchers Summary

It's a rematch tonight - the teams have met before, but once again, fate has intervened to bring them face to face to face.

50 have watched this episode

s19e19 / Solomons Family v Video Nasties

20th Nov '23 - 8:30pm
Solomons Family v Video Nasties Summary

It's another rematch - the Video Nasties won last time these teams met. What will the Solomons Family have to do to beat them?

47 have watched this episode

s19e20 / Isotopes v Gardners

27th Nov '23 - 8:30pm
Isotopes v Gardners Summary

All that stands between the teams and a place in the quarter finals is... well, questions, obviously.

48 have watched this episode

s19e21 / Gunners v Suncatchers

4th Dec '23 - 8:30pm
Gunners v Suncatchers Summary

It's another fiercely fought contest, but one of the teams will have to head home after facing fiendish question such as: 4. George Orwell, 3. Mamma Mia, 2. Bob Odenkirk. What might come fourth in the sequence?

45 have watched this episode

s19e22 / Thrifters v Stitchers

11th Dec '23 - 8:30pm
Thrifters v Stitchers Summary

It's a quarter-final, but the losing team can go home with their heads held high, knowing they've grappled with such important questions as: what connects Meng Po soup, Lacuna Inc, the waters of Lethe and Superman's kiss?

48 have watched this episode

s19e23 / Also Rans v Video Nasties

18th Dec '23 - 8:30pm
Also Rans v Video Nasties Summary

It's a quarter-final, and the questions are getting trickier. For example: various, gaseous, caesium... what might come next in the sequence?

50 have watched this episode

s19e24 / Isotopes v Mercians

1st Jan '24 - 8:30pm
Isotopes v Mercians Summary

A look at just how far some people will go to commemorate their participation in the show. And what comes fourth in the following sequence: The Snow ____, Under the ____ Sun and The ____ In Winter?

53 have watched this episode

s19e25 / Semi-final 1

8th Jan '24 - 8:30pm
Semi-final 1 Summary

It's the first semi-final of the series, with the teams facing such questions as: what connects gender reveal parties, Dune (1984 film), Creep and pop-up ads?

46 have watched this episode

s19e26 / Semi-final 2

15th Jan '24 - 8:30pm
Semi-final 2 Summary

Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts the quiz where knowledge only gets you so far - logic and lateral thinking are the vital extra ingredients.

32 have watched this episode

s19e27 / Third Place Play-Off

22nd Jan '24 - 8:30pm
Third Place Play-Off Summary

It's the third place play-off - how close can it be?

32 have watched this episode

s19e28 / Final

29th Jan '24 - 8:30pm
Final Summary

Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts the final of the quiz where logic and lateral thinking are vital.

34 have watched this episode
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