Insert Name Here. Sue Perkins.

Insert Name Here

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.

Press Clippings

Series 4 for Insert Name Here

Sue Perkins is to host a fourth series of panel game comedy Insert Name Here on BBC Two.

British Comedy Guide, 10th September 2018

The ubiquitous Sue Perkins returns to host the third series of this panel-based quizshow in which the questions relate to famous folk who all have the same first names. Team captains Josh Widdicombe and Pointless's Richard Osman are back, too. Joining them are stand-up comedian Nish Kumar and historian Kate Williams going head-to-head with Katherine Ryan and Gabby Logan. Expect flurries of banter and assorted witticisms. Oh, and quips. Quips galore.

Ben Arnold, The Guardian, 20th November 2017

Insert Name Here to return for third series

Sue Perkins will return with Josh Widdicombe and Richard Osman to host Series 3 of cult-hit panel show Insert Name Here.

British Comedy Guide, 10th October 2017

The conceit with which this Sue Perkins-hosted panel show hopes to distinguish itself from all the other panel shows is that every episode is dedicated to riffs on a designated name. Tonight: Alex. The ambition is clearly of landing somewhere between QI and Have I Got News For You - and it features people you have seen on either/both, or would expect to. Not disagreeable, but this edition would have been much improved by just letting guest Danny Baker tell some stories.

Andrew Mueller, The Guardian, 9th January 2017

Preview - Insert Name Here

When Sue Perkins-fronted panel show Insert Name Here began earlier this year, there was not that much notice taken of it, which was a shame as it was one of the better efforts in terms of panel shows.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 21st December 2016

With the Beeb's Bake Off all but over, Sue Perkins now has plenty of time to chair the new series of this wacky quiz show. Teams - led by professional know-it-all Richard Osman and panel game veteran Josh Widdicombe - are grilled on past and present celebrity trivia. Except, confusingly, all the celebs in question have the same name. Silly, semi-interesting and occasionally laugh-out-loud funny stuff.

Grace Rahman, The Guardian, 21st December 2016

Insert Name Here to return for second series

BBC Two has ordered a second series of Insert Name Here, the panel show hosted by Sue Perkins with team captains Richard Osman and Josh Widdicombe.

British Comedy Guide, 11th March 2016

Final episode for now of the slight but amiable panel show that eschews interrogation in favour of Sue Perkins lobbing underarm softball topics at the panellists. One might argue the licence fee-paying public would gain better value by just sending the panel down to Bella Pasta and screening their subsequent pre-doughballs banter. Nominative know-it-alls joining Josh Widdicombe and Richard Osman tonight include Bake Off invigilator Paul Hollywood, historian Kate Williams and comedians Joe Lycett and Sara Pascoe.

Mark Gibbings-Jones, The Guardian, 8th February 2016

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