Was It Something I Said? (TV series)

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Was It Something I Said?
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GenreComedy Panel game
Directed byBarbara Wiltshire
Presented byDavid Mitchell
StarringTeam captains
Richard Ayoade
Micky Flanagan
Narrated byGuest narrators
Theme music composerEphraim Greenland
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes8 (list of episodes)
Production
Producer(s)Arron Ferster
Production location(s)The Maidstone Studios
Editor(s)Steve Andrews
Tim Ellison
Running time30 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s)Maverick Television
That Mitchell & Webb Company
DistributorAll3Media
Release
Original networkChannel 4
Picture format16:9
Original release6 October (2013-10-06) – 24 November 2013 (2013-11-24)

Was It Something I Said? is a British comedy panel game 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 and, for the first series, narrators included David Harewood, Phil Daniels, Charles Dance and Mariella Frostrup.[1]

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.

Rounds[edit]

Threesomes[edit]

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.

Key Words[edit]

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?[edit]

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?[edit]

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).

Episode guide[edit]

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.
Episode Original broadcast
(extended version)
Micky's team Richard's team Scores
(extended)
Guest narrator
1x01 6 October 2013 (2013-10-06)
11 October 2013 (2013-10-11)
Charlie Higson Jimmy Carr 1–2
2–3
David Harewood
1x02 13 October 2013 (2013-10-13)
18 October 2013 (2013-10-18)
Gabby Logan Ed Byrne 2–2
2–3
Phil Daniels
1x03 20 October 2013 (2013-10-20)
25 October 2013 (2013-10-25)
Romesh Ranganathan Jason Manford 2–4
3–4
Mariella Frostrup
1x04 27 October 2013 (2013-10-27)
1 November 2013 (2013-11-01)
Katherine Ryan Bob Mortimer 2–5
3–5
Brian Blessed
1x05 3 November 2013 (2013-11-03)
8 November 2013 (2013-11-08)
Robert Webb Miles Jupp 4–2
5–3
Charles Dance
1x06 10 November 2013 (2013-11-10)
15 November 2013 (2013-11-15)
Sally Phillips Reginald D. Hunter 3–3
6–4
John Sergeant
1x07 17 November 2013 (2013-11-17)
22 November 2013 (2013-11-22)
Rhod Gilbert Josie Long 3–5
5–5
John Craven
1x08 24 November 2013 (2013-11-24)
29 November 2013 (2013-11-29)
Vic Reeves Josh Widdicombe 3–3
3–3
Kirsty Wark

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Was It Something I Said?". channel4.com. Retrieved 13 October 2013.

External links[edit]