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Alexander Armstrong's Big Ask

Dave panel show / chat show. 15 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 2011 - 2013. Stars Alexander Armstrong and Dave Lamb.

Alexander Armstrong's Big Ask

Panel show hosted by Alexander Armstrong in which the guests don't just answer questions - they have to think them up too

Panel Show, Chat Show
2011 - 2013
15   (1 pilot + 2 series)
Alexander Armstrong and Dave Lamb
Dan Gaster, Will Ing, Paul Powell, Lee Stuart Evans, Ged Parsons, Steve Punt, Colin Swash, Ali Crockatt and others
Geraldine Dowd and Paul Wheeler
Patricia McGowan, Dan Gaster, Will Ing, Paul Powell and Rina Dayalji

Alexander Armstrong's Big Ask is a panel show designed to challenge Britain's wittiest people to work harder. Host Alexander Armstrong not only wants his guests to answer questions on the topics of his choosing, he needs them to make up the questions too. The aim being to devise a question that only they know the answer to, and the other panellists won't.

The show covers topics as varied as Shakespeare, magic, weddings and the Bible.

During Series 1, Come Dine With Me voiceover man and comedian Dave Lamb sat in his very own 'fact bunker' dishing out fun factoids and extra helpings of trivia.

Guests on Series 2 will include Jack Whitehall, Marcus Brigstocke, Ed Byrne, Rebecca Front, Andrew Maxwell, Phil Jupitus, Jo Brand, Russell Kane, Susan Calman, Tim Vine, Jason Manford and Sandi Toksvig.

Production Details

Production companies
Title music by Trellis.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 30th May 2011 on Dave at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 9th April 2013 on Dave at 10pm
Last repeat
Tuesday 24th November 2015 at 3:30am

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