01 /  Social Networkers vs Vegetarians

15th Aug '11 - 8:30pm
Social Networkers vs Vegetarians

Victoria Coren presents the first heat of this year's edition of the lateral thinking quiz, which sees three vegetarians take on a trio of social networking enthusiasts who met online. Among the challenges they face are figuring out what links a political column in the Mail on Sunday and a popular Beano character

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02 /  Edwards Family vs Inorganic Chemists

22nd Aug '11 - 8:30pm
Edwards Family vs Inorganic Chemists

A father, son and daughter-in-law square up to three postgraduate chemistry students from Oxford University. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, from French nuclear tests in 1960 to the Krzysztof Kieslowski film trilogy to the Luxembourg flag to the Minis in The Italian Job.

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03 /  Analysts vs Editors

29th Aug '11 - 8:30pm
Analysts vs Editors

A team of professional analysts with degrees in modern languages, English and maths pit their wits against a trio of editors who delight in their meticulous attention to detail. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, from Ho to Beetlejuice to I Divorce You to White Rabbits.

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04 /  Joggers vs Technologists

5th Sep '11 - 8:30pm
Joggers vs Technologists

Three keen joggers take on a team of technologists from a creative engineering company in another round of the lateral thinking quiz. Among the clues that need linking are JLS and a full-size snooker table. Presented by Victoria Coren

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05 /  Fantasy Footballers vs Antiquarians

12th Sep '11 - 8:30pm
Fantasy Footballers vs Antiquarians

Three fantasy football managers take on a team of history enthusiasts from London in another round of the lateral thinking quiz. Tonight's seemingly unconnected clues include a Bob Hope impersonator and certain types of sweets. Presented by Victoria Coren.

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06 /  Listeners vs Steel City Singers

19th Sep '11 - 8:30pm
Listeners vs Steel City Singers

Three fans of the Times' Listener crossword take on a trio of choristers from Sheffield University in another round of the lateral-thinking quiz. Among the clues that need connecting are Ken Kesey and a character from Romeo and Juliet. Presented by Victoria Coren.

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07 /  Rowers vs Linguists

26th Sep '11 - 8:30pm
Rowers vs Linguists

Rowers v Linguists A software developer, an IT manager and a marketing manager who enjoy rowing take on a team of foreign language enthusiasts in another round of the lateral-thinking quiz, presented by Victoria Coren.

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08 /  Rock'n'rollers vs Trade Unionists

3rd Oct '11 - 8:30pm
Rock'n'rollers vs Trade Unionists

Three aficionados of the Scottish rock music scene pit their wits against three members of an executive council trade union group. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, from Isabelle Dinoire to Tycho Brahe to the Maid in the Garden to the Sphinx.

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09 /  Social Networkers vs Antiquarians

10th Oct '11 - 8:30pm
Social Networkers vs Antiquarians

Three online pals take on a trio of history buffs in the first of the quarter-finals. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, from elephant to hippopotamus to Mississippi to one thousand

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10 /  Rowers vs Listeners

17th Oct '11 - 8:30pm
Rowers vs Listeners

A team of rowers encounter three fans of the Listener crossword in the second of the quarter-finals. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, from Steiff to Veuve Clicquot to Deutsche Grammophon to Boddingtons.

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11 /  Edwards Family vs Trade Unionists

24th Oct '11 - 8:30pm
Edwards Family vs Trade Unionists

A father, son and daughter-in-law pit their wits against three members of an executive council trade union group in the third of the quarter-finals. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, from Little Venice to Silver to Christopher Columbus to The Equator.

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12 /  Analysts vs Technologists

31st Oct '11 - 8:30pm
Analysts vs Technologists

Three professional analysts square up to three colleagues at a creative engineering firm in the last of the quarter-finals. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, from Private Wilhelm to Jelly Babies to Mandrakes to David Sutch.

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13 /  Listeners vs Antiquarians

7th Nov '11 - 8:30pm
Listeners vs Antiquarians

Victoria Coren presents the first semi-final of the 2011 tournament, which sees a trio of history enthusiasts take on three fans of The Times' Listener crossword. Clues in need of linking include a painting by Vermeer and a famous sporting trophy.

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14 /  Analysts vs Trade Unionists

14th Nov '11 - 8:30pm
Analysts vs Trade Unionists

A special Children in Need episode of the quiz show presented by Victoria Coren in which knowledge will only take you so far, as patience and lateral thinking are also vital.

The cunning wiles of the Wheel Men (Rev Richard Coles, Adam Hart-Davis and Grub Smith) take on the combined brains of the Larks (Michael Bywater, Sir Andrew Motion and Stuart Maconie), trying to work out what connects the likes of Fawlty Towers to St Joseph's Wort, Pesto and the Great Mouse Detective.

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15 /  Listeners vs Trade Unionists

21st Nov '11 - 8:30pm
Listeners vs Trade Unionists

Victoria Coren presents the second semi-final of this year's tournament, which sees a trio of professional analysts take on a team of trade unionists. Among the clues in need of linking are a 19th-century composer's piano and a former Eastern European diplomat.

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16 /  Listeners v Trade Unionists

28th Nov '11 - 8:30pm
Listeners v Trade Unionists

The two losing teams from this year's semi-finals take part in the third-place play-off, where the clues in need of linking include blood transfusions and a famous ocean liner. Presented by Victoria Coren.

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17 /  Analysts v Antiquarians

5th Dec '11 - 8:30pm
Analysts v Antiquarians

Victoria Coren presents the final of this year's tournament, as the two remaining teams try to follow in the footsteps of the Crossworders, Rugby Boys, Gamblers and Epicureans by lifting the trophy - but face their toughest questions yet. Among the clues in need of connecting are the floor of an office building and a row of seats on a passenger airplane. Last in the series.

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18 /  Wall Night 1

12th Dec '11 - 8:30pm
Wall Night 1

Members of Emmanuel College, Cambridge's 2010 University Challenge-winning team - led by Alex Guttenplan - take on the Crossworders, the most successful Only Connect team ever, in a one-off edition of the lateral thinking quiz. Presented by Victoria Coren.

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19 /  Wall Night 2

12th Dec '11 - 8:30pm
Wall Night 2

Members of Emmanuel College, Cambridge's 2010 University Challenge-winning team - led by Alex Guttenplan - take on the Crossworders, the most successful Only Connect team ever, in a one-off edition of the lateral thinking quiz. Presented by Victoria Coren.

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20 /  University Challenge Special

19th Dec '11 - 8:30pm
University Challenge Special

Members of Emmanuel College, Cambridge's 2010 University Challenge-winning team - led by Alex Guttenplan - take on the Crossworders, the most successful Only Connect team ever, in a one-off edition of the lateral thinking quiz. Presented by Victoria Coren.

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21 /  Champion of Champions: Crossworders v Epicureans

2nd Jan '12 - 8:30pm
Champion of Champions: Crossworders v Epicureans

Victoria Coren presents a meeting between series one champions the Crossworders and series four victors the Epicureans - the only two undefeated teams in the programme's history. They compete to draw together the connections between two things which, at first glance, seem utterly random.

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22 /  Mastermind Special

9th Jan '12 - 8:30pm
Mastermind Special

Series one champions the Crossworders take on a trio of former Mastermind winners in a special edition of the lateral thinking quiz, presented by Victoria Coren. Among the clues in need of connecting are a poisonous snake and an East Midlands city.

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23 /  Wall Night (1)

30th Jan '12 - 8:30pm
Wall Night (1)

Victoria Coren presents a special edition of the quiz show in which knowledge will only take you so far, as patience and lateral thinking are also vital. Eight seasoned Only Connect teams return to take part in a Connecting Wall mini-tournament.

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24 /  Wall Night (2)

30th Jan '12 - 8:30pm
Wall Night (2)

Victoria Coren presents a special edition of the quiz show in which knowledge will only take you so far, as patience and lateral thinking are also vital. The semi-finals and final of the mini-tournament, plus wall-solving tales from celebrity alumni.

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25 /  Sport Relief Special

19th Mar '12 - 8:30pm
Sport Relief Special

Victoria hosts a special charity edition of the show in which two teams of celebrities attempt to connect things that initially do not appear to be linked.

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