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It's Not What You Know

BBC Radio 4 panel show about how well you know people. 21 episodes (4 series), 2012 - 2016. Stars Joe Lycett and Miles Jupp.

Another series is in development.
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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 - 2016
BBC Radio 4
21   (4 series)
Miles Jupp
Joe Lycett and Miles Jupp
Miles Jupp, James Kettle, Joe Lycett and Aidan Butler
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.

Miles Jupp first trialled a similar concept to this show in an episode of Angus Deayton's Radio 4 panel show It's Your Round - in which he devised the round What Does My Dad Know?

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