BBC Radio 4 panel show about rumours and gossip. 18 episodes (3 series), 2003 - 2005. Stars Gyles Brandreth, Anthony Holden, Lucy Moore and Stella Duffy.

Series 2, Episode 6 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra on Saturday at 8am.


Gyles Brandreth chairs the quiz show celebrating gossip

Panel Show
2003 - 2005
BBC Radio 4
18   (3 series)
Gyles Brandreth, Anthony Holden, Lucy Moore and Stella Duffy
Elizabeth Freestone and Victoria Lloyd

Chaired by Gyles Brandreth, Whispers is a panel show celebrating gossip, rumour and controversy.

Across several games the panellists have to spot which facts about celebrities are true, which are false ones made up by the show, and which are "Whispers" - an actual allegation of scandal that was later proven to be false.

Regular team captains on the series were writer Anthony Holden, actor Stella Duffy and historian Lucy Moore.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 29th October 2003 on BBC Radio 4 at 1:30pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 9th November 2005 on BBC Radio 4 at 1:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 2 Episode 6: Saturday at 8am on Radio 4 Extra

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