Joe Lycett.

It's Not What You Know

BBC Radio 4 panel show about how well you know people. 25 episodes (5 series), 2012 - 2018. Stars Joe Lycett and Miles Jupp.

Series 4, Episode 3 is repeated on Thursday at 11pm.

It's Not What You Know

Panel show testing the knowledge of panellists in regards to how well they know their own families and friends. Hosted by Joe Lycett

Panel Show
2012 - 2018
BBC Radio 4
25   (5 series)
Miles Jupp
Joe Lycett and Miles Jupp
Miles Jupp, James Kettle and Joe Lycett
Sam Michell and Matt Stronge

It's Not What You Know is a comedy panel show hosted by Joe Lycett (previously Miles Jupp) in which it's not what you know, but who you know that matters... and indeed, how well you know them.

It's a bit like Mr & Mrs, except that it's not played by husbands and wives. Instead panellists can pick anyone they like to be their partner/nominee: dad, cousin, best friend, mother-in-law. It just has to be someone they're close to.

Three panellists are asked to guess how their nominees answered certain questions. Things like "what's your motto in life?" and "What did X give you last Christmas?" If the panellists match their nominees' answers they get points.

Some episodes also feature a special guest contributor whose answers the panel must also try to predict.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 23rd February 2012 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 28th March 2018 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 4 Episode 3: Thursday at 11pm on Radio 4
  2. Series 4 Episode 4: Thursday 22nd April at 11pm on Radio 4

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