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The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year

The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year

  • TV panel show
  • Channel 4
  • 2004 - 2023
  • 28 episodes

Channel 4's annual topical end-of-year panel show. Hosted by Jimmy Carr and featuring a host of well-known comedians as panellists. Also features Rob Brydon, Jonathan Ross, David Mitchell, Russell Brand, Noel Fielding and more.


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The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year 2011

Jimmy Carr is joined by Miranda Hart, Eddie Izzard, Jamie Oliver, Jonathan Ross, David Walliams and David Mitchell to look back over the events of 2011.

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The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year. Image shows from L to R: Miranda Hart, Jonathan Ross, Jimmy Carr, David Mitchell, Eddie Izzard, David Walliams. Copyright: Hot Sauce / Channel 4 Television Corporation

Christmas is a time for traditions: Carol singing; decorating the tree; turkey and all the trimmings; drinking to near unconsciousness; and falling out irrevocably with family members. In recent years, another tradition has been added to the festive roster - Channel 4's Big Fat Quiz Of The Year.

At the end of her multi-award winning year, Jimmy Carr is joined by Miranda Hart who'll take a seat on the panel for the very first time. Also being inducted into the Big Fat Quiz Hall of Fame is legendary comedian Eddie Izzard. To round off a trio of quiz virgins, Jamie Oliver will be swapping saucepans for sarcasm. They will be alongside Big Fat Quiz Of The Year veterans Jonathan Ross, David Walliams and David Mitchell.

Can you remember which celebrity was 'Winning' this year? Which sportsman had his secrets spilled in the House of Commons? And how on earth did select committee hearings become the must-watch TV of the summer?

The Ice Cream Question...

The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year. Image shows from L to R: David Walliams, Miranda Hart. Copyright: Hot Sauce / Channel 4 Television Corporation

Jamie Oliver almost vomits when Jimmy Carr present the panel with breast milk ice cream to try. Jamie balks at the idea of tasting the specialist ice cream but David Walliams (pictured) tucks in to two cones declaring "I've never had breast milk! I wasn't given breast milk as a child and I've always wanted to have it. This is why I did the Bitty sketches!"

Jamie said: "Honestly I will gag I can't handle this. Its £14 a scoop, it's disgusting. I don't like the idea of it. I've had four kids. I'm a bit sensitive, I had a medical the other day. I will throw up."

Jimmy doesn't let him off easily saying "If we booked Heston Blumenthal he would have it, come on."

The panellists were given the ice cream after answering a question about what advert was banned this year.

Miranda Hart refuses to taste it because she wants to make a stand: "The answer was that it's made of breast milk. My point is that you might go urgh that's disgusting but if you really think about it vanilla ice cream is made from a cows udder and that's disgusting."

David Walliams declares to the audience it's "absolutely delicious... it's very nutritious!"

Broadcast details

Tuesday 27th December 2011
Channel 4
125 minutes

Cast & crew

Jimmy Carr Host / Presenter
Jonathan Ross Guest
David Mitchell Guest
Jon Snow Self
Guest cast
David Walliams Guest
Miranda Hart Guest
Eddie Izzard Guest
Jamie Oliver Guest
Lydia Rose Bright Self
Lauren Goodger Self
Kirk Norcross Self
Ann Timson Self
Thomas DeCarlo Callaway (as Cee Lo Green) Self
Michael Sheen Self
Tulisa Contostavlos (as Tulisa) Self
Lee Evans Self
Jim Carter Self
Lenny Kravitz Self
Brian Cox Self
Writing team
Jimmy Carr Writer (Additional Material)
Jim Pullin Writer (Additional Material)
Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
Fraser Steele Writer (Additional Material)
Jez Stevenson Writer (Additional Material)
Charlie Skelton Writer (Additional Material)
Aiden Spackman Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Swimer Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Mick Thomas Director
Ben Knappett Producer
Matt Nida Producer
Jonathan Ross Executive Producer
Jane Goldman Executive Producer
Steve Andrews Editor
Richard Drew Production Designer
Pete Baikie (as Peter Baikie) Composer

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