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The 99p Challenge. Image shows from L to R: Simon Pegg, Armando Iannucci, Sue Perkins, Jack Docherty, Peter Baynham. Copyright: Pozzitive Productions
The 99p Challenge

The 99p Challenge

  • Radio panel show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 1998 - 2004
  • 30 episodes (5 series)

Spoof panel game hosted by Sue Perkins. Also features William Vandyck, Peter Baynham, Simon Pegg, Armando Iannucci and Dave Green


The 99p Challenge - The Complete Series 1-5

The 99p Challenge - The Complete Series 1-5

Starring the cream of UK writer/performers and comedians over its lifetime, including Simon Pegg, Sue Perkins, Miranda Hart, Nick Frost, Bill Bailey and Armando Iannucci, this is the complete and utter award-winning silly panel game that's not about music, sport, advertising or hats.

The show was written by the writers of Friday Night Armistice and Black Books and was described by The Guardian as "good enough to be the successor to I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue".

Plus bonus series King Stupid that launched the whole thing, starring Sue Perkins, Simon Pegg, Morwenna Banks and Peter Baynham, the brains behind I'm Alan Partridge and Sacha Baron-Cohen's cowriter.

Hear them as they spend a whole series trying to decide which stall they'd like to see at a village fete and decide it's a toss-up between Paint the Face of a Child on a Tiger stall and a Get the Angry Bear Down from the Cross competition. Meanwhile, they'll be discussing such vital issues as how to beat crime and how to sip coffee through a sausage, and they'll also be pondering the question "if an apple a day keeps the doctor away, what does a watermelon a minute do?"

First published: Thursday 5th April 2018

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