Was It Something I Said? (panel show)
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|Was It Something I Said?|
|Genre||Comedy Panel game|
|Directed by||Barbara Wiltshire|
|Presented by||David Mitchell|
|Narrated by||Guest narrators|
|Theme music composer||Ephraim Greenland|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||8 (list of episodes)|
|Production location||The Maidstone Studios|
|Running time||30 minutes (inc. adverts)|
|Production companies||Maverick Television|
That Mitchell & Webb Company
|Original network||Channel 4|
|Original release||6 October –|
24 November 2013
Was It Something I Said? is a British comedy panel show that was broadcast on Channel 4, presented by David Mitchell and featuring team captains Richard Ayoade and Micky Flanagan. Celebrity guest narrators appeared in each episode, including David Harewood, Phil Daniels, Charles Dance and Mariella Frostrup.
The show was spun off from the Quotables website, commissioned by Adam Gee at Channel 4 in collaboration with the Arts Council England in 2011. The programme included a play-along second screen game based entirely on Twitter.
The panel had to guess which of three celebrities said a particular quote read out by the guest narrator. The same celebrity could have more than one quote. At the end of this round, Mitchell asked the home viewers to complete a famous quote via Twitter, and upon return from the commercial break, asked the panel to complete it.
The panelists were given only specific key words and must complete the entire quotation. For example, the words "score" and "seven" would lead to Abraham Lincoln's famous opening line from the Gettysburg Address, "Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."
What Are They Talking About?
A quote was given completely out of context and the panelists had to determine the context of why the quote was said.
Was It Something I Said?
Teams played one at a time and have to determine if the quote was said by either of the opposing team members, David Mitchell, the guest narrator, or a "virtual TV guest" (random celebrity).
The coloured backgrounds denote the result of each of the shows:
- – Indicates Micky's team won.
- – Indicates Richard's team won.
- – Indicates the game ended in a draw.
|Micky's team||Richard's team||Scores
|1||6 October 2013
11 October 2013
|Charlie Higson||Jimmy Carr||1–2
|2||13 October 2013
18 October 2013
|Gabby Logan||Ed Byrne||2–2
|3||20 October 2013
25 October 2013
|Romesh Ranganathan||Jason Manford||2–4
|4||27 October 2013
1 November 2013
|Katherine Ryan||Bob Mortimer||2–5
|5||3 November 2013
8 November 2013
|Robert Webb||Miles Jupp||4–2
|6||10 November 2013
15 November 2013
|Sally Phillips||Reginald D. Hunter||3–3
|7||17 November 2013
22 November 2013
|Rhod Gilbert||Josie Long||3–5
|8||24 November 2013
29 November 2013
|Vic Reeves||Josh Widdicombe||3–3