Joe Lycett
It's Not What You Know

It's Not What You Know

  • Radio panel show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2012 - 2018
  • 25 episodes (5 series)

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

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Series 4, Episode 1

Joe Lycett discovers how well a panel of celebrity guests know their nearest and dearest. With Holly Walsh, Tim Lovejoy and Nish Kumar.

Further details

Multi-award winning comedian Joe Lycett is the new host of BBC Radio 4's It's Not What You Know. Joe's first panel of celebrity guests - to be quizzed on how people close to them answered certain questions - are television presenter Tim Lovejoy, and comedians Holly Walsh and Nish Kumar.

Lycett takes over from Miles Jupp, who having hosted the popular series from its inception in 2012, now hosts Radio 4's The News Quiz.

Joe Lycett says: "We had the most terrific fun recording the new series of It's Not What You Know and I personally can't wait for audiences to hear about Adrian Chiles' worrying eating habits, discover Nish Kumar's homicidal mother, and enjoy me having an argument with Vanessa Feltz."

BBC Radio Comedy's Executive Editor, Julia McKenzie, says: "Anyone who heard Joe in the final of our New Comedy Award in 2011 knew that he had something special and since then he has made his mark as a highly distinctive, assured and hilariously funny performer. His mischievousness is irresistible and his star quality undoubted so we are delighted that he has taken up the role of host."

Broadcast details

Thursday 29th September 2016
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 6th October 2016 7:30am Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 6th October 2016 5:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 6th October 2016 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Friday 7th October 2016 5:30am Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 1st April 2021 11:00pm Radio 4
Wednesday 20th September 2023 9:00am Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 20th September 2023 2:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 20th September 2023 7:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 21st September 2023 4:00am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Joe Lycett Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Holly Walsh Guest
Tim Lovejoy Guest
Nish Kumar Guest
Simon Rimmer Self
Writing team
James Kettle Writer
Joe Lycett Writer
Aidan Butler Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Matt Stronge Producer

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