Insert Name Here. Sue Perkins
Insert Name Here

Insert Name Here

  • TV panel show
  • BBC Two
  • 2016 - 2019
  • 28 episodes (4 series)

Panel show about names, hosted by Sue Perkins with team captains Richard Osman and Josh Widdicombe. Stars Sue Perkins, Josh Widdicombe, Richard Osman, Kate Williams and Suzannah Lipscomb

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Series 1, Episode 1 - Frank

Insert Name Here. Image shows from L to R: Stephen Mangan, Josh Widdicombe, Kate Williams, Sue Perkins, Roisin Conaty, Richard Osman, Rob Beckett. Copyright: 12 Yard Productions / Black Dog Television
Sue Perkins presents the comedy panel show all about famous people, past and present, who have just one thing in common - they share the same name. With guests Rob Beckett, Roisin Conaty, Stephen Mangan and Kate Williams.

Preview clips

Broadcast details

Monday 4th January 2016
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 9th January 2016 9:45pm BBC2
Saturday 9th January 2016 10:30pm BBC2 Wales
Monday 11th November 2019 8:20pm Dave
Tuesday 12th November 2019 1:00am Dave
Monday 20th April 2020 3:00am Dave
Monday 20th April 2020 8:20pm Dave
Tuesday 21st April 2020 2:30am Dave
Thursday 1st October 2020 8:20pm Dave
Friday 2nd October 2020 1:25am Dave
Saturday 10th April 2021 11:40pm Dave
Monday 19th July 2021 2:45am Dave
Sunday 29th August 2021 2:40am Dave

Cast & crew

Sue Perkins Host / Presenter
Josh Widdicombe Team Captain
Richard Osman Team Captain
Kate Williams Regular Panellist
Guest cast
Rob Beckett Guest
Roisin Conaty Guest
Stephen Mangan Guest
Writing team
Will Ing Writer (Additional Material)
Paul Powell Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Geraldine Dowd Director
Margaret Anne Docherty Series Producer
Paul McGettigan Executive Producer
Dan Gaster Executive Producer
Michael Mannes Executive Producer
Ed Ryland Edit Producer
Rob Mansell Editor
Jon Ellis Editor
Chris Webster Production Designer
Will Slater Composer


The secret Frank

Sue Perkins explains the premise of the show, and Josh's team take their pick of the Franks.

View this clip on the BBC website

Featuring: Josh Widdicombe, Richard Osman, Sue Perkins, Rob Beckett, Roisin Conaty, Stephen Mangan & Kate Williams.


Radio Times review

Sue Perkins is stepping out without comedy partner Mel Giedroyc to host a new comedy panel show. And no, we haven't become terrible writers who forget to tell you what the show is called - Insert Name Here is, in fact, a name game. Perkins picks a name - let's say Paul, or even Mary, for example - and two teams captained by Richard Osman and Josh Widdicombe battle it out with as much wit and wisdom about that name, and the famous people who've shared it. Our money's on Team Osman - he has already proven he's a font of Pointless information.

Sarah Doran, Radio Times, 9th January 2016

Sue Perkins hosts a new panel show with team captains Richard Osman and Josh Widdicombe. Flanked by fellow funny types and a pair of historians, they argue in favour of notable people, all of whom share a name (who is the best George: Saint, Clooney or from Rainbow?). The panel show genre shows no signs of slowing, but there are positive developments here: a female host; the inclusion of people who know what they're on about; and a format based on a party game that you had forgotten is actually fun.

Julia Raeside, The Guardian, 4th January 2016

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