The What In The World? Quiz. Image shows from L to R: Lee Hurst, Marcus Brigstocke, Dominic Holland. Copyright: Shine.

The What In The World? Quiz

Channel 5 panel show. 10 episodes (1 series), 2008 - 2009. Stars Marcus Brigstocke, Lee Hurst and Dominic Holland.

The What In The World? Quiz

Channel Five panel show about the weird and wonderful. Marcus Brigstocke hosts, with team captains Lee Hurst and Dominic Holland

Panel Show
2008 - 2009
Channel 5
10   (1 series)
Marcus Brigstocke, Lee Hurst and Dominic Holland
Mark Cohen, Adam Bostock-Smith and Chris Heath
Derek Wheeler
Neil Gallery

The What In The World? Quiz is a panel gameshow in which Marcus Brigstocke chairs the universally challenged team captains, Lee Hurst and Dominic Holland, through a rollercoaster ride of what is the most weird, wonderful and unbelievable about our planet and beyond.

Fortunately for them, Lee and Dominic are assisted by guest experts as they attempt to win the battle of the 'ests of nature; the biggest, smallest, slowest, fastest, tallest, shortest, hottest, oldest, furthest and loudest. What came first, beer or toothpaste? Which sea creature is louder than a jumbo jet?

The show starts with each of the expert guests showing an interesting item they've brought along. The teams then enter into the following four rounds:

Round 1: World Of Extremes - The teams are shown three things and must identify which is the most extreme.

Round 2: Time Bomb - The teams must aim to give their opponents as little time as possible to answer quick fire questions by attempting to choose the shortest video clip out of the selection given to them.

Round 3: Experimental - The teams, using a sketch pad, must guess what will happen when The Naked Scientists, a team from Cambridge University, demonstrate a scientific experiment.

Round 4: Factoid Frenzy - The panellists are shown a montage of video and images with facts overlaid. They must try and remember as many facts as possible for the subsequent quick-fire questions.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 5th September 2008 on Channel 5 at 7:30pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 11th December 2009 on Channel 5 at 7:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Friday 18th December 2009 at 7:30pm

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