Series 3, Episode 1
Graeme Garden - Bicycles
- The longest bicycle in the world seats 40 people. Found by Lucy.
- There was a law between 1888 and 1930 there was a law in Britain which order bike riders to ring their bells constantly while riding. Found by Lucy.
- Leo Tolstoy was given a bicycle for his 67th birthday. Successfully smuggled.
- In Canada, the Rhinoceros Party, a joke political party, once proposed to bulldoze the Rocky Mountains and use the rock to build downhill cycle paths from coast-to-coast. Successfully smuggled.
Chris Addison - Albert Einstein
- Einstein could not speak properly until he was 9. The condition for people who develop speech later in their lives is "Einstein syndrome". Found by Lucy.
- Einstein patented a type of refrigerator. Found by Clive.
- Einstein brain for some time after his death was kept in a Tupperware box after it was stolen during his autopsy. Found by Graeme.
- On at least on occasion Einstein's driver gave a lecture on his behalf. Successfully smuggled.
- In the divorce settlement with his first wife there was a clause about entitling her to all the Nobel Prize money he might win. When he did win the prize, Einstein refused to pay. Successfully smuggled.
Clive Anderson - Money
- The Aztecs used cocoa beans as currency. Found by Graeme.
- In Siberia solid blocks of tea were used as currency. Found by Chris.
- Potatoes were used as currency on the island of Tristan da Cunha until World War Two. Found by Lucy.
- In the French-speaking part of Canada playing cards were pressed into service as bank notes for the best part of 100 years. Successfully smuggled.
- Dogs teeth were used as currency on the Solomon Islands. Successfully smuggled.
Lucy Porter - Penguins
- The gentoo penguin has pink poo. Found by Chris.
- Penguins can jump six feet into the air, from the water. Found by Graeme.
- Some female penguins sell sexual favours for rocks. Found by Graeme.
- No-one knows for sure where the penguin got its name, but one theory is that is comes from Welsh "pen" meaning "hen" and "guin" meaning "white". Successfully smuggled.
- Penguins sleep more deeply in the afternoon than in the morning. Successfully smuggled.
- Lucy Porter: 4 points
- Graeme Garden: 3 points
- Chris Addison: 1 point
- Clive Anderson: 0 points
- Monday 23rd March 2009
- BBC Radio 4
- 30 minutes
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Cast & crew
|David Mitchell||Host / Presenter|
The panel game show packed with more lies than Bernard Madoff's investment portfolio returns for a new series. Tonight's panellists take turns to mumble their way through a humourless collection of untruths while the other three buzz in with their dull interjections if they think they have spotted an assertion that is true.
One of the comedy game show world's finest minds, David Mitchell, is barely heard in his role as chairman, apart from when he announces the scores at the end.David Crawford, Radio Times, 23rd March 2009
David Mitchell returns as chairman of the panel game in which comedians have to talk lies about a topic, hoping they can sneak three nuggets of truth past their fellow players. One of Radio 4's best recent additions to its panel game roster. And that's the truth.Scott Matthewman, The Stage, 20th March 2009