List of They Think It's All Over episodes

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This is a list of episodes from the satirical sport-based panel game They Think It's All Over.

From series 1 until series 5 the show was chaired by Nick Hancock, with team captains David Gower (and regular panellist Lee Hurst) and Gary Lineker (and regular panellist Rory McGrath) and a guest on each team. For series 6 and 7, Lee Hurst's position was switched with various celebrity guests such as Phill Jupitus and Alan Davies. From series 8 onwards Jonathan Ross replaced Lee Hurst permanently. From series 16 onwards David Gower and Gary Lineker were replaced as team captains by Phil Tufnell and David Seaman. From series 18, Ian Wright replaced David Seaman as captain. From series 19, Lee Mack became the new host and Boris Becker replaced Phil Tufnell as team captain, while Jonathan Ross was replaced by Sean Lock as the regular panellist on Boris' team for the 2006 specials.

The show was cancelled following series 19, although there were two specials in the summer of 2006 and a special episode aired live as part of 24 Hour Panel People in 2011, for which Hancock, Tufnell and Hurst returned (in spite of the fact that Tufnell and Hurst had been regulars at different points in the show).

Series: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · specials

Scores · Footnotes · References · External links

Episode list[edit]

Over the 20 series, 155 episodes were broadcast. There have also been two exclusive-to-video editions and a live webcast version for Comic Relief.

The coloured backgrounds denote the result of each of the shows:

     – indicates David (Gower)'s/Phil's/Boris' team won
     – indicates Gary's/David (Seaman)'s/Ian's team won
     – indicates the game ended in a draw

Series 1[edit]

Index Air date David & Lee's guest Gary & Rory's guest Score
01x01 14 September 1995 Rory Bremner Roger Black 17-23
01x02 21 September 1995 Clive Anderson Tessa Sanderson 21-18
01x03 28 September 1995 John Barnes Jo Brand 25-17
01x04 5 October 1995 Fred MacAulay Barry McGuigan TBC
01x05 12 October 1995 John Motson[fn 1] Alistair McGowan 25-26
01x06 19 October 1995 Ally McCoist Hugh Dennis 18-18[fn 2]
01x07 28 December 1995[fn 3] Mel Smith Allan Lamb 15-16

Series 2[edit]

Index Air date David & Lee's guest Gary & Rory's guest Score
02x01 12 March 1996 Neil Morrissey Ian Wright 15-16[fn 4]
02x02 19 March 1996 Bob Mills Sharron Davies 17-15
02x03 26 March 1996 Steve Cram Craig Charles 18-17[fn 5]
02x04 2 April 1996 John Gordon Sinclair Kriss Akabusi 12-19
02x05 9 April 1996 Steve Davis Gaby Roslin 19-18
02x06 16 April 1996 Teddy Sheringham Frank Skinner 20-21[fn 6]
02x07 23 April 1996 Tony Hawks Rob Wainwright[fn 7] 20-19[fn 8]

Series 3[edit]

Index Air date David & Lee's guest Gary & Rory's guest Score
03x01 12 September 1996 Ian Walker Gordon Kennedy 17-22
03x02 19 September 1996 Alistair McGowan Jimmy 'Five Bellies' Gardner 21-23
03x03 26 September 1996 Kelly Holmes Curtis Walker 17-18
03x04 3 October 1996 Mark Little Brian Moore 23-20
03x05 9 October 1996 Chris Waddle Jo Brand 19-15
03x06 16 October 1996 Dermot Reeve Mark Hurst 15-17
03x07 24 October 1996 Nick Owen Phill Jupitus 18-20
03x08 23 December 1996[fn 3] Steve Backley David Baddiel 20-25

No Holds Barred[edit]

Index Air date David & Lee's guest Gary & Rory's guest Score
Video 4 November 1996 Roger Black Neil Morrissey 21-20

Series 4[edit]

Index Air date David & Lee's guest Gary & Rory's guest Score
04x01 9 April 1997 Phil Tufnell Alan Davies 24-20
04x02 16 April 1997 Steve Collins Tony Hawks 11-18
04x03 23 April 1997 Dave Bassett Mark Little 15-17
04x04 30 April 1997 Brough Scott Stephen Fry 18-19
04x05 7 May 1997 Denise Lewis Jeff Green 14-20
04x06 14 May 1997 Matthew Pinsent Julian Clary 19-16
04x07 21 May 1997 Ron Atkinson Zoë Ball 20-17

Full Throttle[edit]

Index Air date David & Lee's guest Gary & Rory's guest Score
Video 3 November 1997 John Motson Fred MacAulay 29-30

Series 5[edit]

Index Air date David & Lee's guest Gary & Rory's guest Score
05x01 6 November 1997 Ainsley Harriott Steve Davis 17-16
05x02 13 November 1997 Tony Banks MP John Moloney 21-20
05x03 20 November 1997 Frankie Dettori Alistair McGowan 15-16
05x04 27 November 1997 Suzanne Dando Stuart Hall 18-17[fn 9]
05x05 4 December 1997 Sharron Davies Phill Jupitus 19-16
05x06 11 December 1997 Chris Eubank Arthur Smith 15-20
05x07 18 December 1997 Iwan Thomas, Phill Jupitus[fn 10] Jeff Green 11-17
05x08 25 December 1997[fn 3] Matthew Corbett with Sooty Graeme Le Saux 18-17[fn 11]

Series 6[edit]

Index Air date David's guests Gary & Rory's guest Score
06x01 12 November 1998 Alan Davies, Frank Leboeuf Arthur Smith 22-21
06x02 19 November 1998 Phill Jupitus, Roger Black Annabel Croft 18-17
06x03 26 November 1998 Jonathan Ross, Jeffrey Archer Vic Henley 14-17
06x04 3 December 1998 Jo Brand, Gabby Yorath Pauline McLynn 18-17[fn 12]
06x05 10 December 1998 Jo Brand, Greg Rusedski Fred MacAulay 20-17
06x06 17 December 1998 Julian Clary, Jeff Green Jonathan Pearce 18-20[fn 13]
06x07 25 December 1998[fn 3] Jonathan Ross, Phil Cornwell Colin Montgomerie 10-17
06x08 31 December 1998 Phill Jupitus, Vinnie Jones Iain Lee 12-20

Series 7[edit]

Index Air date David's guests Gary & Rory's guest Score
07x01 16 April 1999 Jo Brand, Steve Davis Clive Anderson 18-20
07x02 23 April 1999 Jonathan Ross, Eddie Irvine Bradley Walsh 18-17
07x03 30 April 1999 Jonathan Ross, Lee Mack Clare Balding 15-18
07x04 6 May 1999 Jo Brand, Sanjeev Bhaskar Phil Tufnell 17-19
07x05 13 May 1999 Jonathan Ross, Curtis Walker Steve Cram 19-18[fn 14]
07x06 20 May 1999 Jo Brand, Fred MacAulay David Coulthard 16-13
07x07 27 May 1999 Jonathan Ross, Jeff Green Gary McAllister 17-20

Series 8[edit]

Index Air date David & Jonathan's guest Gary & Rory's guest Score
08x01 11 November 1999 David Campese Junior Simpson 1-15
08x02 18 November 1999 Vic Henley Geoffrey Boycott 22-15
08x03 25 November 1999 Frankie Dettori Sean Meo 20-18
08x04 2 December 1999 Steve Davis,[fn 15] Arthur Smith Paula Radcliffe 10-17
08x05 9 December 1999 Sam Torrance Sean Lock 19-18
08x06 16 December 1999 Steve Davis,[fn 15] Ron Atkinson Jo Brand 14-18
08x07 23 December 1999 Helen Chamberlain Keith Allen 20-19
08x08 25 December 1999[fn 3] David Baddiel Clare Balding 15-22[fn 16]

Series 9[edit]

Index Air date David & Jonathan's guest Gary & Rory's guest Score
09x01 20 April 2000 James Hewitt Nasser Hussain 16-17
09x02 27 April 2000 Shane Howarth Rich Hall 12-14[fn 17]
09x03 4 May 2000 Gabby Yorath Jo Brand 14-12
09x04[fn 18] 11 May 2000 John Toshack Mark Lawrenson,[fn 15] Neil Morrissey 17-16[fn 19]
09x05 18 May 2000 Clive Lloyd Rory Bremner 14-18
09x06 25 May 2000 Shane Warne Iain Lee 11-17
09x07 1 June 2000 Paul Kaye Mark Richardson 14-17
09x08 8 June 2000 Linford Christie Mark Little 16-14[fn 20]

Series 10[edit]

Index Air date David & Jonathan's guest Gary & Rory's guest Score
10x01 24 November 2000 Steve Davis,[fn 15] Matthew Pinsent Arthur Smith 14-19
10x02 1 December 2000 Patrick Kielty Frankie Dettori 17-13
10x03 8 December 2000 Junior Simpson Kirsty Gallacher 18-19
10x04 15 December 2000 Ian Wright,[fn 15] Gordon Ramsay Dave Gorman 16-17[fn 21]
10x05 22 December 2000 Jason Queally Johnny Vegas 12-18[fn 22]
10x06 24 December 2000[fn 3][fn 23] Frank Bruno Omid Djalili 16-17[fn 24]
10x07 5 January 2001 Ashley Giles Audley Harrison 12-17[fn 25]
10x08 12 January 2001 Steve Davis,[fn 15] Clare Balding Steve Backley,[fn 15] Andy Parsons 18-13
10x09 19 January 2001 Linda Smith Darren Campbell 16-17
10x10 30 March 2001
Compilation episode – Top 30 Moments from Series 1–10

Series 11[edit]

Index Air date David & Jonathan's guest Gary & Rory's guest Score
11x01 4 May 2001 Stan Collymore Mark James 17-16
11x02 11 May 2001 Tanni Grey-Thompson Chris Eubank 17-16
11x03 18 May 2001 Ralf Little Dion Dublin 18-19
11x04 25 May 2001 Pat Cash Mick Miller 17-16[fn 26]
11x05 1 June 2001 Rich Hall Jonah Lomu 18-19
11x06 8 June 2001 Steve Davis,[fn 15] Dean Macey Jon Culshaw 12-13[fn 27]
11x07 15 June 2001 Jayne Torvill Richie Benaud 14-11
11x08 21 June 2001 Allan Border Sean Hughes 10-26[fn 28]

Series 12[edit]

Index Air date David & Jonathan's guest Gary & Rory's guest Score
12x01 7 September 2001 Ed Byrne Shane Warne 18-17
12x02 14 September 2001 Nasser Hussain Hazel Irvine 15-16[fn 29]
12x03 21 September 2001 Ricky Tomlinson David Elleray 12-17[fn 30]
12x04 28 September 2001 Audley Harrison Fiona Allen 16-17[fn 30]
12x05 5 October 2001 Alec Stewart Clive Anderson 17-14
12x06 12 October 2001[fn 31] Lawrence Dallaglio, Rory McGrath Paul Merson, Jonathan Ross 17-18[fn 32]
12x07 19 October 2001 Paula Radcliffe Ben Norris 19-21
12x08 26 October 2001 Austin Healey Paul Ross 14-20[fn 33]
12x09 23 December 2001[fn 3] Steve Davis Mark Lawrenson 16-17

Series 13[edit]

Index Air date David & Jonathan's guest Gary & Rory's guest Score
13x01 18 January 2002 Ronnie O'Sullivan Steve Davis,[fn 15][fn 34] Mike Gatting 15-13
13x02 25 January 2002 Matthew Pinsent,[fn 15] Damon Hill Steve Davis,[fn 15] Beverley Turner 13-17
13x03 1 February 2002 Matthew Pinsent,[fn 15] John Francome Steve Davis,[fn 15] Jo Brand 15-16[fn 35]
13x04 8 February 2002 Ulrika Jonsson Linford Christie,[fn 15][fn 36] Phil Tufnell 14-15
13x05 15 February 2002 Kevin Flynn [fn 37] James Cracknell 14-18
13x06 22 February 2002 Mick McCarthy Suggs 14-18
13x07 1 March 2002 Frank Maloney Dominic Holland 15-11
13x08[fn 38] 8 March 2002 Barry Davies Junior Simpson 33-712[fn 39]

Series 14[edit]

Index Air date David & Jonathan's guest Gary & Rory's guest Score
14x01 6 September 2002 Brad Friedel Jon Culshaw 16-12
14x02 13 September 2002 Arthur Smith Tony McCoy 13-17
14x03 20 September 2002 Sharron Davies Mark Waugh 18-19
14x04 27 September 2002 Tony Gubba Tracy Edwards 22-16
14x05 4 October 2002 Kirsty Gallacher Mick McCarthy,[fn 15] John Parrott 16-15
14x06 11 October 2002 Ashia Hansen Suzi Perry 14-19[fn 40]
14x07 12 December 2002
2002 Highlights (Part 1)
14x08 19 December 2002
2002 Highlights (Part 2)
14x09 22 December 2002 [fn 3][fn 41] Steve Davis,[fn 15] Phil Tufnell Steve Cram 14-13[fn 42]

Series 15[edit]

Index Air date David & Jonathan's guest Gary & Rory's guest Score
15x01 3 January 2003[fn 43] Ilie Năstase Francis Lee 15-20
15x02 10 January 2003[fn 44] Stephen Hendry Kriss Akabusi 19-14
15x03 17 January 2003 Sharron Davies,[fn 15] Richard Burns Ricky Hatton 17-18
15x04 24 January 2003 Tanya Streeter[fn 1] Dominic Cork 14-19
15x05 5 February 2003 Barry Fry Phill Jupitus 16-15
15x06 12 February 2003 Joe Calzaghe Fred MacAulay 20-16
15x07 19 February 2003 Steve Davis,[fn 15] Steve Rider Ronnie O'Sullivan 17-18[fn 45]
15x08 26 February 2003 Sharron Davies,[fn 15] Graeme Le Saux Dave Fulton 13-12[fn 46]
15x09 4 March 2003 Steve Davis,[fn 15] Rich Hall Sam Torrance,[fn 15] Gary Speed 9-18
15x10 11 March 2003 Sharron Davies,[fn 15] Roger Black Graham Poll 8-17[fn 47]

Series 16[edit]

Index Air date Phil & Jonathan's guest David & Rory's guest Score
16x01 16 September 2003 Graeme Le Saux Ed Smith 21-16
16x02 22 September 2003 Katharine Merry Neil Ruddock 17-16
16x03 28 September 2003 Jonathan Davies Shane Warne 16-18
16x04 7 October 2003 Kirsty Gallacher Jodie Kidd 16-19
16x05 14 October 2003 Iwan Thomas Jimmy Greaves 13-14
16x06 21 October 2003 James Gibson Antony Worrall Thompson 19-14
16x07 28 October 2003 Vernon Kay Phil Greening 19-18
16x08 4 November 2003 Jenson Button Phill Jupitus 12-17[fn 48]

Series 17[edit]

Index Air date Phil & Jonathan's guest David & Rory's guest Score
17x01 9 January 2004 Barry McGuigan Thomas Castaignède 18-17
17x02 16 January 2004 Katy Sexton Chris Tarrant 13-19
17x03 23 January 2004 Matthew Pinsent Mark Butcher 12-13
17x04 30 January 2004 John Virgo Richard Hammond 17-16
17x05 6 February 2004 Chris Rawlinson John Inverdale 17-16
17x06 14 February 2004 Matt Le Tissier Phil Taylor 16-13
17x07 21 February 2004 Lee Dixon Lee Hurst 11-13
17x08 28 February 2004 Scott Gibbs Jamie Baulch 15-21[fn 49]

Series 18[edit]

Index Air date Phil & Jonathan's guest Ian & Rory's guest Score
18x01 2 September 2004 Tommy Docherty Adam Woodyatt 22-19
18x02 9 September 2004 Alastair Campbell Will Carling 20-23
18x03 16 September 2004 Sharron Davies Paul Robinson 19-20
18x04 23 September 2004 Sean Lock Ainsley Harriott 17-18
18x05 30 September 2004 Michael Johnson Dickie Davies 23-24
18x06 18 October 2004 Jodie Kidd Suzi Perry 18-17
18x07 25 October 2004 Andrew Castle Phill Jupitus 19-22
18x08 1 November 2004 Beverley Turner Ronnie O'Sullivan 25-24

Series 19[edit]

Index Air date Boris & Jonathan's guest Ian & Rory's guest Score
19x01 24 October 2005 Nasser Hussain Jermain Defoe 11-17
19x02 31 October 2005 Helen Chamberlain Frankie Boyle 20-16
19x03 7 November 2005 Nigel Benn Sharron Davies 13-15
19x04 14 November 2005 Frankie Dettori Beverley Turner 11-15
19x05 21 November 2005 Ronnie O'Sullivan Phil Daniels 17-16
19x06 28 November 2005 Michael Johnson,[fn 15] Jodie Kidd Les Ferdinand 11-17
19x07 5 December 2005 Martin Offiah Darren Gough 16-15
19x08 12 December 2005 Matthew Hoggard Suzi Perry 14-15

2006 specials[edit]

Index Air date Boris & Sean's guest Ian & Rory's guest Score
Sp. 01 2 June 2006 [fn 50] Steffen Freund Glenn Hoddle 16-17[fn 51]
Sp. 02 9 June 2006 [fn 52] Tony Woodcock James Alexandrou 20-19

Comic Relief Special[edit]

Index Air date Dave Berry's guests Richard Bacon's guests Score
Sp. 6 March 2011 [fn 53] David Walliams, Lee Hurst Gabby Logan, Phil Tufnell 13-15

Scores[edit]

David Gower Phil Boris Gary David Seaman Ian
Series wins (0 drawn)
8 11
7 1 0 8 1 2
Show wins (1 drawn)
71 81
56 11 4 62 8 11

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Was also in the Feel The Sportsman round
  2. ^ In the Christmas special, the series was retroactively awarded to David's team after it was revealed that Gary and Rory had cheated in this episode's Feel The Sportsman round by poking holes in their blindfolds with needles.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Christmas Special
  4. ^ The final score was 15-15, so Nick Hancock played an excerpt from an interview with Arsenal's Ray Parlour before the 1993 FA Cup Final, and the teams had to guess how many times he said the word "obviously". Gary's team guessed 6, while David's team guessed 5; the correct answer was 7, making Gary's team the winners.
  5. ^ The final score was 17-17, so Nick Hancock asked Gary a question from Gary Lineker's Soccer Quiz Book, which Gary was unable to answer, making David's team the winners.
  6. ^ The final score was 20-20, so Nick Hancock asked David for the name of the author of David Gower's Cricket Quiz Book. David failed to give the correct answer of Patrick Allen, so Gary's team were declared the winners.
  7. ^ Replaced Will Carling, who "...had decided to pull out at the last minute."
  8. ^ The final score was 19-19, and as both teams had won three of the previous six episodes, a tiebreaker of Rock-paper-scissors was played, with David's scissors beating Gary's paper.
  9. ^ The episode finished 17-17. Lee suggested that if Suzanne could do the splits, their team should be declared the winners; Nick instead suggested that Lee and Rory should attempt the splits. Lee went first, but Rory forfeited his turn, making David's team the winners.
  10. ^ Jupitus stood in for Hurst.
  11. ^ Gary's team had actually won 22-17, but while everyone else in the studio wore their chosen Christmas outfits, Gary refused to wear his Little Bo Peep costume, so Nick penalised him 5 points, unless he wore it, which he declined, so as a tie-breaker, the teams were shown some footage of hamster drag racing, and had to guess which of the blue and red racer won. David's team correctly chose the red racer, giving them the win, despite Gary then desperately trying to put on the Little Bo Peep costume after the clip
  12. ^ The game originally finished 18-17 to Gary's team, but Nick Hancock announced that Gary had sweet talked the answer to a question from two weeks earlier from the autocue girl and docked them a point. They lost in a "What happened next?" tiebreaker.
  13. ^ The Christmas and New Year's specials were not considered part of Series 6, so David's team were declared the series winners by four games to two.
  14. ^ The episode finished 18-18, so David and Gary arm-wrestled each other as a tiebreaker, with David winning.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w Guest captain in this episode
  16. ^ Gary's team won a tiebreaker for the series by guessing closer to the price of a VHS copy of Rory McGrath's Commercial Breakdown than David's team.
  17. ^ Gary's team had won the episode, but during the show, guest Rich Hall looked at one of the answer cards during The Name Game round, which originally saw Gary's team docked 3 points, but at the start of the following show, it was revealed that following more complaints, Gary's team were disqualified and the win was given to David's team.
  18. ^ Following the "debacle" involving the incident 2 shows previously, Gary was dropped as team captain for this episode for "bringing the show into disrepute".
  19. ^ The episode finished 16-16, so the team captains were asked to guess what percentage of refereeing decisions, according to a five-year study of refereeing decisions in over 40,000 football matches by sociology teacher Alan Briscoe, favoured Manchester United. Mark guessed 55%, while David guessed 56%; the correct answer was 87%, making David's team the winners.
  20. ^ For a series tiebreaker, Nick Hancock asked Gary to name the title of any story in Gary Lineker's Favourite Football Stories. As he was unable to do so, the series was awarded to David's team.
  21. ^ The game originally ended 16-16, so for a tiebreaker Jonathan and Rory took turns on a mechanical bull. Rory lasted longer with 20 seconds to Jonathan's 15 so Gary's team were declared the winners.
  22. ^ After it was revealed that Rory had bribed the autocue writer with champagne for the answers to several previous questions, Nick disqualified Gary's team and awarded the episode to David's team.
  23. ^ All the panellists are dressed as pantomime characters. Gail Porter also appears as a Christmas fairy in-between rounds.
  24. ^ The episode finished 16-16, so David and Gary engaged in a bout of mashed potato wrestling as a tiebreaker, with the audience declaring Gary the winner.
  25. ^ Gary and Rory's team were disqualified as it was revealed that before Christmas Rory had tried to bribe the show's new guest booker.
  26. ^ The episode finished 16-16, so the teams were tasked with determining how long Greg Rusedski's serve would take to reach the Moon. Jonathan's guess of a day and a half was closer to the correct answer of 72 days than Rory's guess of 765 days.
  27. ^ The episode finished 12-12, so Jonathan and Rory played a tiebreaker in which they competed to see who could remain face down in a bowl of water while holding their breath for the longest, with Rory winning.
  28. ^ Because David and Gary had won four games each, they played a sumo bout in inflatable costumes for a tiebreaker, with Gary winning.
  29. ^ The episode finished 15-15, so Nasser Hussain was asked to decide the game by calling a coin toss; he guessed heads, while the coin landed tails up, making Gary's team the winners.
  30. ^ a b Despite originally winning these episodes, Gary and Rory's team were retrospectively deducted three points in the fifth episode of series 12 after it was discovered Rory had been cheating by looking at answers before the show's recording, David and Jonathan's team were therefore declared the winners for both shows.
  31. ^ The 100th episode. David Gower and Gary Lineker switched places for this episode as Gary Lineker and Rory McGrath were caught cheating the week before.
  32. ^ The episode finished 17-17, so David, Rory, Gary, and Jonathan played a tiebreaker game of musical chairs, with Jonathan winning the game for Gary's team.
  33. ^ As both teams had won four episodes in the series, a tiebreaker was played in which brothers Jonathan and Paul Ross competed to see who could stay on a surfing practice machine for longest; Paul won by staying on for 13 seconds to Jonathan's 9 seconds, handing victory for the series to Gary's team.
  34. ^ Paul Merson was to guest captain, but had to pull out as his partner had just given birth.
  35. ^ David's team were declared the winners in the following episode after Rory was accused of cheating during this episode.
  36. ^ Again, Paul Merson was to guest-captain, but pulled out after being taken ill.
  37. ^ A former American soccer player turned comedian and broadcaster.
  38. ^ As David and Gary had won four games each, they competed in a tiebreaker race for the series on practice skeleton bobsleds, with Gary winning.
  39. ^ Gary's team were docked 3 points for cheating during "What's Going On?", while 20 points were awarded to David's team. Gary's team managed to get half a point back for answering David's "Celebrations" question.
  40. ^ As David and Gary had won three games each, all six panellists participated in a round the table game of table tennis to decide the series. David was the last man standing, handing his team the series win.
  41. ^ A variety of party games were played throughout the episode, including "Pin the Tail on the David Seaman", Hide-and-seek (in the studio audience) and Test Your Strength.
  42. ^ Gary's team were docked 10 points when Gary peeked at his team's answers for "The Name Game", and when he read off the answers he had copied down, the adjudicators blew the whistle for full time after only 50 of the usual 90 seconds.
  43. ^ 70s Special. Everyone was dressed in 1970s clothes. Jonathan Ross dressed as Aladdin Sane.
  44. ^ 80s Special. Everyone was dressed in 1980s clothes. Nick Hancock wore a mullet wig, Jonathan Ross dressed as Adam Ant and Rory McGrath as Boy George.
  45. ^ The episode finished 17-17, so Steve Davis and Ronnie O'Sullivan played a tiebreaking game of snooker on a toy table on which only the black ball remained to be potted, with Ronnie winning. However, the following week, Gary's team were caught having looked at the answers to their "Excuses" question in advance, and Nick Hancock announced that he was docking them two victories. But as they were announced to be trailing by just one game at the beginning of the series finale, the penalty was apparently reduced to one victory.
  46. ^ The episode originally finished 17-12, but Sharron's team were docked 5 points for cheating during "The Name Game". The episode's tiebreaker involved launching football boots at cutouts of David Beckham's head, with Graeme Le Saux the only panellist to do so successfully, winning the episode for Sharron's team.
  47. ^ As Gary and his opposing captains had won five games each, for a series tiebreaker, the teams had to guess how many sexually deviant acts Rory had been implied to have committed in the first fifteen series. Jonathan's guess of "the high 50s" was closer than Gary's guess of 427 to the actual answer of 74, handing David's team the series win.
  48. ^ Having won four games each, Phil Tufnell and David Seaman played a tiebreaker for the series by seeing which of them could fish the most plastic fish out of a paddling pool in one minute; Phil was the winner with five fish to David's two.
  49. ^ Although Phil's team had won four of the first seven games, it was David's team who were announced to be leading by four games to three at the beginning of the series finale, and their win in this episode handed them a win for the series.
  50. ^ World Cup Special
  51. ^ The episode finished 16-16, so Boris and Ian played a game of blow football against each other, with Ian winning by scoring a goal first.
  52. ^ Summer Special
  53. ^ Comic Relief Special episode webcast live as part of 24 Hour Panel People. Nick Hancock reprised his role as host for this episode only.

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