It's Only A Theory. Image shows from L to R: Andy Hamilton, Reginald D Hunter. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions
It's Only A Theory

It's Only A Theory

  • TV panel show
  • BBC Four
  • 2009
  • 8 episodes (1 series)

High-brow panel show in which experts are given a comic inquisition by Andy Hamilton and Reginald D Hunter. Stars Andy Hamilton and Reginald D Hunter.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 2

The guest celebrity is broadcaster and journalist Martha Kearney and the experts are Professor David Crystal, John Man and Dr Kathleen Richardson.


Professor David Crystal - Texting is good for the English language (Approved)

John Man - Genghis Khan was the greatest leader the world has ever seen (Failed)

Dr Kathleen Richardson - Robots should do our work, not be our friends (Failed)

Broadcast details

Tuesday 13th October 2009
BBC Four
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 14th October 2009 10:30pm BBC4
Sunday 18th October 2009 11:10pm BBC4
Wednesday 17th February 2010 7:30pm BBC4
Wednesday 17th February 2010 11:15pm BBC4
Tuesday 28th September 2010 7:30pm BBC4

Cast & crew

Andy Hamilton Host / Presenter
Reginald D Hunter Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Martha Kearney Judge
David Crystal (as Professor David Crystal) Self
John Man Self
Kathleen Richardson (as Dr Kathleen Richardson) Self
Production team
Ian Lorimer Director
Adam King Producer
Giles Pilbrow Producer
Katie Taylor Executive Producer
Richard Wilson Executive Producer
Tim Ellison Editor
Ian Birchall Editor
Steve Andrews Editor
Graeme Story Production Designer
Philip Pope Composer

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