Don't Ask Me (TV programme)

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Don't Ask Me was a popular British television science show made by Yorkshire Television for the ITV network and ran from 1974 to 1978. It attempted to answer science-based questions and contributors included Magnus Pyke (natural sciences), Rob Buckman (medicine), David Bellamy (biology), Miriam Stoppard (medicine), and Derek Griffiths. Those behind the scenes included Adam Hart-Davis, who later became a well-known science presenter in his own right. The theme music was "House of the King" by the contemporary Dutch progressive rock band Focus.[1]

The series was rebroadcast for a time on TVOntario.

A follow up called Don't Just Sit There ran for 19 episodes from 1979 to 1980.[citation needed] It was also produced for Yorkshire TV and featured the same panel.


  • Don't Ask Me on IMDb
  • Carl Gardner, Robert M. Young. "Science on TV: a Critique". The Human Nature Review.

  1. ^ Dennis, Jon (1 September 2011). "Readers recommend: TV themes – results". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 November 2018.