The Book Quiz
Rupert Christiansen, writing for The Daily Telegraph, offered The Book Quiz as an example of the BBC's "dumbed-down arts coverage", calling it "breezy drivel" that does "little more than twitter." Alex Larman's review on guardian.co.uk said it was "hard to think of a more misconceived programme", "a very poor thing indeed" that seems to be "designed for, and by, people who don't read books."
|Series number (Year)||Episode number||Airdate||Guests|
|Series 1 (2007)||1||17 July||Joan Bakewell - Richard Herring - India Knight - John Simpson|
|2||24 July||Stella Duffy - Daisy Goodwin - Michael Gove - Simon Hoggart|
|3||31 July||Natalie Haynes - Jon Ronson - Lionel Shriver - Mark Thomas|
|4||7 August||Kate Adie - Gyles Brandreth - Germaine Greer - Anthony Horowitz|
|5||14 August||Val McDermid - Julie Myerson - Brian Sewell - Toby Young|
|Series 2 (2008)||1||24 March||Giles Coren - Wendy Holden - Anthony Horowitz - Miranda Sawyer|
|2||31 March||David Aaronovitch - Daisy Goodwin - Simon Hoggart - A.L. Kennedy|
|3||7 April||Margaret Jay - Anne McElvoy - David Nicholls - Tim Yeo|
|4||14 April||James Delingpole - India Knight - Rod Liddle - Kate Mosse|
|5||21 April||Giles Coren - Wendy Holden - Margaret Jay - David Nicholls|
|6||28 April||David Aaronovitch - James Delingpole - Daisy Goodwin - India Knight|
|7||5 May||David Aaronovitch - Giles Coren - Daisy Goodwin - Wendy Holden|
- Rupert Christiansen (27 March 2009). "Arts coverage on the Beeb is breezy drivel". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 12 September 2010.
- Alex Larman (2 May 2008). "Why does BBC4's Book Quiz have none of the right stuff?". guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 12 September 2010.
- The Book Quiz at BBC Programmes
- The Book Quiz at UKGameshows.com
- The Book Quiz at the Internet Movie Database
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