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BBC Two panel show based around people's names. 28 episodes (4 series), 2016 - 2019. Stars Sue Perkins, Josh Widdicombe, Richard Osman, Kate Williams and Suzannah Lipscomb.

Series 2, Episode 4 is repeated on Dave today at 8:20pm.

Insert Name Here. Image shows from L to R: Josh Widdicombe, Sue Perkins, Richard Osman. Copyright: 12 Yard Productions.

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Panel show about names, hosted by Sue Perkins with team captains Richard Osman and Josh Widdicombe

Panel Show
2016 - 2019
28   (4 series)
Sue Perkins, Josh Widdicombe, Richard Osman, Kate Williams and Suzannah Lipscomb
Geraldine Dowd and Steve Smith
Margaret Anne Docherty and Breid McLoone

Sue Perkins presents this comedy panel show all about famous people, past and present, who have just one thing in common: they share the same name.

Each episode centres around one chosen name. Our entertaining host invites the two teams, headed up by captains Richard Osman and Josh Widdicombe, to battle it out, answering questions and competing to earn the right at the end of the game to decide the greatest ever bearer of that episode's name.

The teams choose from a list of famous people, all sharing the same name. Whether they select a historical, royal, scientific, sporting, legendary or comedic figure, it inevitably leads to fascinating facts, unusual stats, and lots of comedic banter around the individual in question. Sue deftly leads the two teams through the game, creating laughs along the way.

Funny anecdotes abound and irreverent points are made, as the panellists jump between highbrow and popular culture, and back and forth through history, unearthing weird, wonderful and quirky snippets of information along the way, as their knowledge of the name, and the famous people who share the moniker, is tested.

Production Details

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 4th January 2016 on BBC Two at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 27th February 2019 on BBC Two at 10pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 2 Episode 4: Today at 8:20pm on Dave
  2. Series 2 Episode 4: Tomorrow at 1:20am on Dave
  3. Series 2 Episode 5: Monday at 8:20pm on Dave
  4. Series 2 Episode 5: Tuesday at 1am on Dave
  5. Series 2 Episode 6: Tuesday at 8:20pm on Dave
  6. Series 2 Episode 6: Wednesday at 1am on Dave
  7. Series 3 Episode 1: Wednesday at 8:20pm on Dave
  8. Series 3 Episode 1: Thursday at 1:20am on Dave
  9. Series 3 Episode 2: Thursday at 8:20pm on Dave
  10. Series 3 Episode 2: Friday 29th November at 1am on DaveShow all repeats
  11. Series 3 Episode 3: Friday 29th November at 8:20pm on Dave
  12. Series 3 Episode 3: Saturday 30th November at 1:20am on Dave
  13. Series 3 Episode 4: Monday 2nd December at 8:20pm on Dave
  14. Series 3 Episode 4: Tuesday 3rd December at 1am on Dave
  15. Series 3 Episode 5: Tuesday 3rd December at 8:20pm on Dave
  16. Series 3 Episode 5: Wednesday 4th December at 1am on Dave
  17. Series 3 Episode 6: Wednesday 4th December at 8:20pm on Dave
  18. Series 3 Episode 6: Thursday 5th December at 1:20am on Dave
  19. Series 3 Episode 7: Thursday 5th December at 8:20pm on Dave
  20. Series 3 Episode 7: Friday 6th December at 1am on Dave
  21. Series 3 Episode 8: Friday 6th December at 8:20pm on Dave
  22. Series 3 Episode 8: Saturday 7th December at 1:20am on Dave

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