Eggheads (TV series)
|Presented by||Dermot Murnaghan
Jeremy Vine (2008–)
Barry Simmons (2008–)
Pat Gibson (2009–)
Dave Rainford (2012–)
CJ de Mooi (2003–12)
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||14|
|No. of episodes||1139 (as of 9 May 2013)|
|Executive producer(s)||Andy Culpin|
|Producer(s)||Rob Dean (series editor)|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||12 Yard|
|Original channel||BBC Two (2005–)
BBC Two HD (2013–)
BBC HD (2010–13)
BBC One (2003–04)
|Original run||10 November 2003– present|
|Related shows||The Chase|
Eggheads is a BBC quiz show created by 12 Yard Productions, Filmed at BBC Scotland, first broadcast in 2003, and co-presented by Dermot Murnaghan and Jeremy Vine. For the 2008 series, Jeremy Vine was brought in to present on nights when Murnaghan was hosting the spinoff series Are You an Egghead?. This happened again from October 2009 while Murnaghan presented the second series of the spinoff show. Since the spin-off show finished, Jeremy Vine has continued to host the second half of each series, which broadcasts 52 weeks a year. The show pits a team of five 'Eggheads' (made up from seven highly regarded quiz and game show champions, rotating each episode) against a series of teams of five 'challengers' who in each episode attempt to beat the Eggheads through a series of rounds. It is normally shown weekdays every week.
The show is played in five rounds: the first four are each on a specific category whilst the final round is a general knowledge round. In each of these first four rounds, the Challengers are given a category and must choose a member of their own team to play and an Egghead against whom they wish to compete. The players for that round then leave the studio to go into the 'question room' outside (which in 2009, was reported by the Telegraph actually to be a pair of wooden benches behind a curtain). The challenger is given the choice of going first or second, and both players are then asked in turn three questions each, which have multiple choice answers. If after these three questions there is no winner, the round then goes into sudden death with each question now having no possible answers given. The player who wins each round is then eligible to play in the final round whilst the losing players have to sit in their respective "question rooms" and are not allowed to participate in the final general knowledge round. The general knowledge round is then played in exactly the same format as the head-to-head rounds, and now gives the challengers the opportunity to win the prize money. If the Eggheads win the final round, the prize money increases by a "rollover" system with another £1,000 added to the prize each day.
There are nine possible subjects in the head-to-head rounds.
"Music" and "Film & Television" were introduced in Autumn 2008 through a split of the "Entertainment" category. Any of the subjects can appear in any order.
The quiz champions who compete on the show as the titular "Eggheads" are:
- Kevin Ashman: (2003–present). Eight times winner of British Quiz Championship, six times winner of European Quizzing Championships, four times winner of World Quizzing Championships, 1989 winner of Fifteen to One, 1999 winner of Fifteen to One: Champion of Champions, 1995 Mastermind (including all-time record score), 1996 Brain of Britain (including all-time record score), 1998 Brain of Britain: Brain of Brains, 1998 Brain of Britain: Top Brain, ten times Brain of London, twice Gold Medallist for quizzing at the Mind Sports Olympiad, two times Master Brain, winner of Sale of the Century, Quiz Night, Trivial Pursuit and The Great British Quiz. Captain of the England quiz team and ranked the number one quizzer in the world.
- CJ de Mooi: (2003–2012). 2002 Beat the Nation, 2001 winner of 100% and 2000 contestant of The Weakest Link as well as having been Mensa chess champion. He "tweeted" that he wouldn't be in the Series 13 recordings of the show from 2012, in order that he pursues a full-time acting career. However, he continued to appear in Series 13 episodes of the show until Vine took over presenting duties from Murnaghan halfway through the series. His last appearance on the show was on 31 August 2012.
- Daphne Fowler: (2003–present). 2001 winner of Fifteen to One, 1997 Brain of Britain and 1988 winner of Going for Gold.
- Chris Hughes: (2003–present). 1983 Mastermind, International Mastermind and 2005 Brain of Britain.
- Judith Keppel: (2003–present). first British winner of £1,000,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?.
- Barry Simmons: (2008–present). winner of Are You an Egghead?, semi-finalist on Mastermind, 2013 champion of Brain of Britain, £64,000 winner on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, winning member 2006 Masterteam and now member of the Scotland Quiz Team.
- Pat Gibson: (2009–present). winner of Are You an Egghead? Series 2, two times winner (2007, 2010) of British Quiz Championship, 3 times winner (2007, 2010, 2011) of World Quizzing Championships, 2005 winner of Mastermind, 2010 winner of Mastermind: Champion of Champions, 2006 winner of Brain of Britain, £1,000,000 winner on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, amassing 21 international quizzing medals, and ranked the second strongest quizzer in the UK, behind Kevin Ashman.
- Dave Rainford (2012–present) A previous contestant on Are You An Egghead and £250,000 winner on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, nicknamed 'Tremendous Knowledge'.
Sixth, seventh and eighth Eggheads 
In May 2008, auditions began for a sixth person to join the Eggheads team. These auditions were developed into a spin-off show, Are You an Egghead?, presented by Dermot Murnaghan. This began airing on BBC2 on 20 October 2008. On 2 December 2008, Barry Simmons, who had once been a contestant on the regular show, won the Are You an Egghead? final and became the sixth Egghead. He made his first appearance on the team on the regular show the same day. Since the addition of Simmons as an Egghead, the Eggheads team has operated on a rotating basis, still featuring five Eggheads (out of the six or seven) per show.
Pat Gibson won the second series of Are You an Egghead? and became the seventh Egghead to join the team, as of 25 November 2009. His first appearance as an Egghead was on the Celebrity Eggheads show on 7 December 2009.
Dave Rainford made his debut on 27 September 2012, replacing CJ De Mooi. He was previously seen on Are You an Egghead? in both series. In Series 1 he was beaten in the semi-finals by Barry and, in Series 2, he was beaten in the quarter-finals by David Edwards.
Celebrity Eggheads 
On 15 December 2008, a special edition of Eggheads began, airing 5 shows of Celebrity Eggheads, ending on 19 December 2008 presented by Dermot Murnaghan.
The teams (all playing for charity):
- BBC Radio Five Live presenters featuring Nicky Campbell, Shelagh Fogarty, Robert Harley, Jonathan Maitland and Fiona Foster.
- BBC Newsreaders and journalists featuring Bill Turnbull, Sian Williams, Nick Robinson, Louise Minchin and Charlie Stayt.
- Sport stars featuring Matt Dawson, Phil Tufnell, Sally Gunnell, Tessa Sanderson and Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson.
- Celebrity chefs featuring John Burton Race, James Tanner, Atul Kochhar, Aiden Byrne and Oliver Rowe.
- Celebrity experts featuring Kristian Digby, Jonty Hearnden, Joe Swift, Declan Curry and Anton Du Beke.
On 7 December 2009, 10 more editions of Celebrity Eggheads began. These were also the first shows to feature Pat Gibson, the seventh Egghead. The first nine episodes aired on consecutive weekdays, with the tenth episode airing much later in March 2010.
The teams (again playing for charity):
- BBC Radio 2 presenters featuring Paul Gambaccini, Suzi Quatro, Richard Allinson, Clare Teal and Alex Lester.
- Sporting legends featuring John Inverdale, Dennis Taylor, Mark Lawrenson, Graham Bell and Bob Champion.
- Antiques Roadshow experts featuring Hilary Kay, Marc Allum, Eric Knowles, Paul Atterbury and Lars Tharp.
- Grumpy Old Women featuring Jenni Trent Hughes, Helen Lederer, Indira Joshi, Dillie Keane and Kim Woodburn.
- Olympic champions featuring Sir Matthew Pinsent, Roger Black, Sharron Davies, Mark Foster and Ade Adepitan.
- Celebrity Mastermind winners featuring Shaun Williamson, Jan Ravens, DJ Spoony, Paul Ross and Kaye Adams.
- Blue Peter presenters featuring Peter Purves, Janet Ellis, Liz Barker, Simon Groom and Diane-Louise Jordan.
- Female newsreaders and journalists featuring Jennie Bond, Angela Rippon, Sue MacGregor, Jan Leeming and Rosie Boycott.
- The One Show presenters featuring Gyles Brandreth, Angellica Bell, Lucy Siegle, Mike Dilger and George McGavin.
- Former Apprentice contestants: Kristina Grimes, Raef Bjayou, James McQuillan, Philip Taylor and Tre Azam.
From 13 December 2010, 10 Celebrity Eggheads episodes were aired for a third series.
The teams were:
- Hi-de-Hi! writer and actors featuring Jimmy Perry, Nikki Kelly, Barry Howard, Jeffrey Holland and Paul Shane
- Newsreaders and journalists featuring Martin Bell, Brian Hanrahan, Nicholas Owen, Sandy Gall and Stanley Johnson
- BBC weather forecasters featuring Peter Gibbs, John Hammond, Phil Avery, Simon King, Chris Fawkes
- Natural history presenters featuring Bill Oddie, Chris Packham, Nick Baker, Philippa Forrester and Mark O'Shea
- House and garden experts featuring Toby Buckland, Aggie MacKenzie, James Alexander Sinclair, Chris Collins and Craig Phillips
- Doctor Who team featuring Colin Baker, Katy Manning, Frazer Hines, Louise Jameson and John Leeson
- Former Radio 1 DJs featuring Tony Blackburn, Mike Read, David Hamilton, Ed Stewart and David Jensen
- BBC Sports Personality of the Year winners featuring John Conteh, Iwan Thomas, Roger Uttley, Geoff Thomas and David Broome - who is the only one of the five to have won the award.
- Female journalists and broadcasters featuring Edwina Currie, Christine Hamilton, Lesley Joseph, Suzi Perry and Amanda Hamilton
- Voiceover announcers featuring Jon Briggs, Mitch Johnson, Charles Nove, Redd Pepper and Steve Punt
Then, from 12 to 23 December 2011, including a show on Sunday 18 December, the format returned for a fourth series.
The teams were:
- Sporting greats featuring Willie Thorne, Peter Shilton, Geoff Capes, Paul Nixon and Joe Egan
- Ladies who Twitter featuring Sian Lloyd, Annabel Giles, Wincey Willis, Jeni Barnett and Sarah Greene
- Former EastEnders actors featuring Shobu Kapoor, Derek Martin, David Spinx, Carol Harrison and Jane How
- Reality TV stars featuring Andy Abraham, Lembit Opik, Hannah Waterman, John McCririck and Yvette Fielding
- Former footballers Frank Worthington, Alan Kennedy, Kerry Dixon, Alan Rough and Tony Currie
- Famous faces from Ireland featuring Henry Kelly, Mike Nolan, Zoe Salmon, Shauna Lowry and Linda Nolan
- Experts from Antiques Road Trip featuring Anita Manning, James Braxton, Mark Stacey, Thomas Plant and David Barby.
- A team from That's Life, featuring Esther Rantzen, Adrian Mills, Gavin Campbell, Bill Buckley and Robin Bextor
- TV presenters Toby Anstis, Pat Sharp, Joel Defries, Cerrie Burnell and Sarah-Jane Honeywell
- A team of TV scientists featuring Johnny Ball, Marty Jopson, Adam Hart-Davis, Kate Bellingham and Dr Ian Johnston
From 10 to 21 December 2012, a further ten episodes aired. The celebrity teams were:
- A team of panto stars, featuring Linda Lusardi, Samuel Kane, John Altman, Vicki Michelle and Joe Pasquale.
- A team of theatre actors made up of Derek Jacobi, Frances Barber, Neil Dudgeon, Emma Fielding and Fiona Laird.
- A team of food experts including Kevin Woodford, Silvena Rowe, Susie Barrie, Aldo Zilli and Valentina Harris.
- A team of house and home experts comprising Alistair Appleton, Simon O'Brien, Ed Hall, Laura Hamilton and Angus Purden.
- A team of Olympic Watersport medallists with Sophie Hosking, Jon Schofield, Heather Stanning, Peter Reed and Alan Campbell.
- Sporting greats John Virgo, Rodney Marsh, Joe Johnson, Matthew Hoggard and David Fairclough.
- A team of travel presenters including Magenta Devine, Nicki Chapman, Alex Riley, Martin Roberts and Simon Calder.
- A team of actors from The Archers featuring Tim Bentinck, Andrew Wincott, Rachel Atkins, Charles Collingwood and Charlotte Martin.
- A team of Paralympians, Charlotte Henshaw, Liz Johnson, David Wetherill, Dani Brown, and Mark Colbourne.
- A team of songwriters including Tim Rice, Gary Kemp, Mike Batt, Gary Osborne and Roger Greenaway.
Teams who have defeated the Eggheads 
On 7 May 2013, Two And A Half Tandems became the 97th team to defeat the Eggheads in 1137 episodes. So, the BBC have now paid out a total of £1,137,000 in prize money.
|Team name||Episode||Prize money||Cumulative (at end of each Series)||Notes|
|Unicorn Inn||Series 1, Episode 13||£13,000|
|Folically Challenged||Series 1, Episode 15||£2,000|
|Unlikely Lads||Series 1, Episode 21||£6,000||£21,000|
|Streatham Massive||Series 2, Episode 10||£19,000|
|Spaghetti||Series 2, Episode 30||£20,000||£60,000|
|The Rotor Heads||Series 3, Episode 21||£21,000||£81,000|
|Densa||Series 4, Episode 11||£20,000|
|Wapping Black Sheep||Series 4, Episode 14||£3,000||£104,000|
|Radio Ga Ga||Series 5, Episode 6||£17,000||£121,000|
|Second Class||Series 6, Episode 3||£37,000|
|Mancunian Candidates||Series 6, Episode 10||£7,000|
|Russell's Raiders||Series 6, Episode 14||£4,000||£169,000|
|West Yorkies||Series 7, Episode 18||£29,000|
|Seville Servants||Series 7, Episode 19||£1,000||£199,000||#1 Eggheads lose twice in a row|
|Beer today, Gone tomorrow||Series 8, Episode 14||£75,000||Biggest win on the show so far|
|Preston Quizmasters||Series 8, Episode 17||£3,000|
|Museum of London/Museum in Docklands team||Series 8, Episode 50||£33,000|
|Taxidermists||Series 8, Episode 51||£1,000||#2 Eggheads lose twice in a row|
|Blue Vibe||Series 8, Episode 63||£12,000|
|Beer and Skittles||Series 8, Episode 68||£5,000||£328,000|
|Weakly Players||Series 9, Episode 15||£27,000|
|Sean and the Sheep||Series 9, Episode 35||£20,000|
|Tap Heads||Series 9, Episode 48||£13,000|
|The Rat Pack||Series 9, Episode 54||£5,000||Eggheads lose to a single opponent for the first time|
|Lads Wot Lunch||Series 9, Episode 65||£12,000|
|South Wales Warriors||Series 9, Episode 70||£5,000|
|Loser's Corner||Series 9, Episode 76||£6,000|
|Meet your Waterloo||Series 9, Episode 83||£7,000||#2 Eggheads lose to a single opponent|
|Flexi Funksters||Series 9, Episode 99||£16,000||#3 Eggheads lose to a single opponent|
|Cubbington Players||Series 9, Episode 112||£13,000|
|Act One||Series 9, Episode 120||£8,000||Final team to play (and defeat) the original set of 5 Eggheads|
|Bere Heads||Series 9, Episode 145||£25,000|
|The Abbey Revellers||Series 9, Episode 146||£1,000||#3 Eggheads lose twice in a row|
|The Bald & The Beautiful||Series 9, Episode 152||£6,000|
|Eclectic Mix||Series 9, Episode 159||£7,000||£499,000|
|The Oxford Imps||Series 10, Episode 2||£3,000|
|Chummie Brummies||Series 10, Episode 31||£29,000|
|One Sense Less||Series 10, Episode 54||£23,000||Team made up of profoundly deaf contestants|
|The Midweek Marauders||Series 10, Episode 64||£10,000|
|Beached Boys||Series 10, Episode 66||£2,000|
|Sally Warboys||Series 10, Episode 69||£3,000|
|The Hanging Gale||Series 10, Episode 82||£13,000|
|The Cartoonists||Series 10, Episode 91||£9,000||The first team with all five challengers to win the final round against a single Egghead (Kevin).|
|Insight Radio||Series 10, Episode 92||£1,000||#4 Eggheads lose twice in a row and #4 Eggheads lose to a single opponent|
|Ocean's Five||Series 10, Episode 93||£1,000||#1 Eggheads lose three times in a row|
|Bognor Regis + 2||Series 10, Episode 94||£1,000||#1 Eggheads lose four times in a row|
|The Eggitors||Series 10, Episode 98||£4,000|
|Pembroke Globetrotters||Series 10, Episode 115||£17,000|
|PRS Plus||Series 10, Episode 121||£6,000||£621,000|
|The Wise Owls||Series 11, Episode 3||£37,000||The team donated their winnings to the Sussex Wildlife Trust|
|Work I.T. Out||Series 11, Episode 5||£2,000|
|Shabba||Series 11, Episode 35||£30,000||#5 Eggheads lose to a single opponent|
|The Black & White Stripes||Series 11, Episode 52||£17,000|
|Loiners by Proxy||Series 11, Episode 57||£5,000|
|The Middleton Moonrakers||Series 11, Episode 58||£1,000||#7 Eggheads lose twice in a row|
|Scrum 5||Series 11, Episode 72||£14,000|
|Comedy of Errors||Series 11, Episode 75||£3,000||#6 Eggheads lose to a single opponent|
|Glamorgan Poppies||Series 11, Episode 86||£11,000|
|The Apple Turnovers||Series 11, Episode 93||£7,000|
|Get It With Letters||Series 11, Episode 122||£29,000|
|Chessboxers||Series 11, Episode 124||£2,000|
|The Flying Doctors||Series 11, Episode 130||£6,000||#7 Eggheads lose to a single opponent|
|Lancashire Hotpots||Series 11, Episode 141||£11,000||#8 Eggheads lose to a single opponent|
|Bar 5||Series 11, Episode 157||£16,000||£812,000|
|Living by Numbers||Series 12, Episode 6||£9,000|
|Culture Vultures||Series 12, Episode 24||£18,000|
|Who Cares Wins||Series 12, Episode 38||£14,000|
|The Internal Marketeers||Series 12, Episode 63||£25,000|
|Chad Acad||Series 12, Episode 66||£3,000|
|Cornish Monkeys||Series 12, Episode 72||£6,000||Team donate money to Wild Futures, primate welfare and conservation charity|
|Millennium Marvels||Series 12, Episode 84||£12,000|
|Loose Connection||Series 12, Episode 85||£1,000||#8 Eggheads lose twice in a row|
|She Who Must Be Obeyed||Series 12, Episode 91||£6,000|
|The Tramlines||Series 12, Episode 96||£5,000||Reference the 16 January 2012 entry in the "Notable episodes" section below|
|The Lions' Den||Series 12, Episode 97||£1,000||#9 Eggheads lose twice in a row|
|5 A Day||Series 12, Episode 124||£27,000|
|Blackpool Rockers||Series 12, Episode 141||£17,000|
|The Five Marketeers||Series 12, Episode 145||£4,000||#9 Eggheads lose to a single opponent|
|The Brocketeers||Series 12, Episode 149||£4,000||£964,000|
|The Royal Harmonics||Series 13, Episode 12||£23,000|
|Dobbin||Series 13, Episode 19||£7,000|
|Shelford 5||Series 13, Episode 22||£3,000|
|The Wonderyears||Series 13, Episode 30||£8,000||Marks the point when over £1,000,000 has been paid out in prize money since the show first started.|
|Phoenix Nights||Series 13, Episode 37||£7,000|
|The Bell Boys||Series 13, Episode 38||£1,000||#10 Eggheads lose twice in a row|
|A Tale of Two Families||Series 13, Episode 41||£3,000|
|Bucks Quiz||Series 13, Episode 44||£3,000|
|The Melting Pot||Series 13, Episode 47||£3,000|
|Lightning Can Strike Twice||Series 13, Episode 53||£6,000||#10 Eggheads lose to a single opponent|
|The Family Connection||Series 13, Episode 65||£12,000|
|Dad's Army||Series 13, Episode 83||£18,000||#11 Eggheads lose to a single opponent|
|The Hole in the Wall Gang||Series 13, Episode 85||£2,000|
|UNOS||Series 13, Episode 89||£4,000|
|The Quad Runners||Series 13, Episode 118||£29,000||#12 Eggheads lose to a single opponent.|
|Handel with Care||Series 13, Episode 120||£2,000||Team donated winnings to Southampton Choral Society.|
|Team Scotia||Series 13, Episode 136||£16,000||£1,111,000|
|Two and a Half Tandems||Series 14, Episode 22||£26,000||£1,137,000||Team donated winnings to Life Cycle UK.|
Notable episodes 
- On 24 October 2008, The London Rollergirls became the first team ever to win every head-to-head round, giving them a five to one advantage against the sole remaining Egghead, Kevin, in the final General Knowledge round. However, Kevin managed to spare the Eggheads' blushes and won the game by himself denying the contestants £12,000.
- On 1 December 2008, Act One - the Drama Society from Cardiff University - beat the Eggheads in the final episode before the introduction of a sixth Egghead. The team defeated Kevin and CJ in the final round when the Eggheads failed to identify which London restaurant Tony & Cherie Blair took the Clintons on their visit to the UK in 1997. The following episode was the first to feature "Are You An Egghead" winner, Barry Simmons.
- The same situation that the London Rollergirls faced on 24 October was to happen again on 3 December 2008 when the Eggheads were challenged by The Golf Roses who were administrators of the English Women's Amateur Golf Association. Once again, Kevin came to the rescue of the Eggheads and won the game by himself. The winning 'pot' would have been £2,000.
- On 27 January 2009, new Egghead Barry was left to take on Official Retrievers, a team from The Insolvency Service, on his own. He again saved the Eggheads' reputation, and the challengers missed out on winning £21,000.
- On 21 April 2009, The Honey Badgers managed to win every head-to-head round. This time Daphne saved the day for the Eggheads, and by only needing to answer two questions correctly in the final round, denied The Honey Badgers £19,000.
- On 11 September 2009, Forty Winks won every head-to-head round. Barry was left as the sole Egghead remaining in the final round and managed to hold off the challenging team, winning in sudden death, and stopping them from winning £3,000.
- On 13 April 2010, a show featuring the Con Artists, a team of Conservatives, was postponed at the last minute, as it would have been going out right after a party political broadcast. It was shown a few months later and the challengers lost.
- On 23 November 2011, The Bookends from Leeds also managed to win every head-to-head round, this time leaving Daphne as the sole remaining Egghead in the final round. However, she won the game by herself denying the contestants £1,000.
- On 16 January 2012, The Tramlines (also known as The Dude Abides) beat Eggheads. They had already won on STV's Postcode Challenge, Channel 4's Quiz Trippers and had won the Belhaven East of Scotland championship. Maxwell Thomson, who was in the team for all those events, took his own life two days after the programme was shown. This episode was taken off the BBC's iPlayer service earlier than normal, probably because of this.
- On 24 August 2012, the team Lightning Can Strike Twice beat the Eggheads. One member of their team, Michael McPartland, had previously beaten Kevin and Pat in the Last Man Standing Competition at the 2011 World Quiz Championship - hence the team name, referring to the fact that 'lightning would strike twice' if they beat the Eggheads. Despite the other four members of his team losing their head to head rounds, Michael showed that 'lightning can strike twice' by becoming the tenth person to beat all 5 Eggheads on his own.
- On 19 April 2013, the broadcast of Series 14 Episode 9 was postponed at the last minute. It would have featured staff from North Lincolnshire Homes. It will now be shown at a later date, with the challenging team competing for a prize of £13,000.
The show has occasionally had well known people on the challenger teams. Multi-World Darts Champion Phil Taylor has appeared, as well as the England Women's Cricket Team, England Women's Squash Team, a team from the stage musical Avenue Q (including Daniel Boys), PR consultant Lynne Franks, entrepreneur Rachel Elnaugh, Chris Moyles Show quizmaster Rob DJ, and reality TV celebrities such as Eugene Sully and Jade Goody. Former Chelsea and England under 21 footballer David Lee appeared on an instalment of series 12, broadcast 25 May 2011.
The British Bee Keepers Association (BBA) are the only team to appear twice. They were invited back to the show after a mistake was made in the Final - on the third multiple choice question to the Eggheads. The question asked was "In 1979, who became the first western rock star to play in the old Soviet Union?" The programme makers believed the correct answer was Elton John. Viewers to the show informed them that Cliff Richard had played earlier in 1976. BBA failed to beat the Eggheads on both occasions.
|Series||Start date||End date||Episodes||Host||Eggheads||Landmark|
|1||10 November 2003||19 December 2003||30||30||Dermot||Chris, Daphne, CJ, Kevin and Judith|
|2||6 September 2004||16 November 2004||30||60||Dermot||Chris, Daphne, CJ, Kevin and Judith|
|3||23 May 2005||7 November 2005||30||90||Dermot||Chris, Daphne, CJ, Kevin and Judith|
|4||8 November 2005||12 December 2005||25||115||Dermot||Chris, Daphne, CJ, Kevin and Judith||100th episode on 22 November 2005|
|5||10 April 2006||6 June 2006||40||155||Dermot||Chris, Daphne, CJ, Kevin and Judith|
|6||25 September 2006||5 March 2007||25||180||Dermot||Chris, Daphne, CJ, Kevin and Judith|
|7||6 March 2007||10 September 2007||80||260||Dermot||Chris, Daphne, CJ, Kevin and Judith||250th episode on 27 August 2007|
|8||11 September 2007||28 February 2008||80||340||Dermot||Chris, Daphne, CJ, Kevin and Judith|
|9||29 February 2008||23 March 2009||160||500||Dermot (Episodes 1–80)
Jeremy (Episodes 81–160)
|Chris, Daphne, CJ, Kevin, Judith and Barry||Barry's debut on 2 December 2008
500th episode on 23 March 2009
|10||24 March 2009||26 February 2010||155||655||Dermot (Episodes 1–75)
Jeremy (Episodes 76–155)
|Chris, Daphne, CJ, Kevin, Judith and Barry||600th episode on 11 November 2009|
|11||1 March 2010||6 April 2011||160||815||Dermot (Episodes 1–80)
Jeremy (Episodes 81–160)
|Chris, Daphne, CJ, Kevin, Judith, Barry and Pat||Pat's debut on 1 March 2010
750th episode on 26 October 2010
|12||7 April 2011||13 April 2012||160||975||Dermot (Episodes 1–80)
Jeremy (Episodes 81–160)
|Chris, Daphne, CJ, Kevin, Judith, Barry and Pat|
|13||16 April 2012||14 March 2013||140||1115||Dermot (Episodes 1–60)
Jeremy (Episodes 61–140)
|Chris, Daphne, CJ, Kevin, Judith, Barry, Pat and Dave||1,000th episode on 18 May 2012
CJ's final episode on 31 August 2012
Dave's debut on 27 September 2012
|14||9 April 2013||TBA||140||1255||Dermot (Episodes 1–60)
Jeremy (Episodes 61–140)
|Chris, Daphne, Dave, Kevin, Judith, Barry and Pat|
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