Was It Something I Said?. Image shows from L to R: Micky Flanagan, David Mitchell, Richard Ayoade.

Was It Something I Said?

Channel 4 panel show about literary knowledge. 8 episodes (1 series) in 2013. Stars David Mitchell, Richard Ayoade and Micky Flanagan.

Was It Something I Said?. Image shows from L to R: Micky Flanagan, David Mitchell, Richard Ayoade.

Was It Something I Said?

Panel show hosted by David Mitchell with teams competing in word play, quotation and literary knowledge

Panel Show
Channel 4
8   (1 series)
David Mitchell, Richard Ayoade and Micky Flanagan
Barbara Wiltshire
Giles Pilbrow and Arron Ferster

Words, wonderful, words... David Mitchell hosts this Channel 4 panel show.

Two teams, captained by Micky Flanagan and Richard Ayoade, are pitted against each other in a battle of wordplay; answering questions based on sources including quotations, tweets and autobiographies, as well as some of the teams' very own one-liners to test their verbiage mettle.

Featured quotes are read out by a guest narrator every week, with Charles Dance, Phil Daniels and Mariella Frostrup amongst those taking this role.

Was It Something I Said? incorporates the first use of Twitter as a dedicated playalong companion for a TV show. Viewers are directed to the show's Twitter account (@somethingIsaid) by David Mitchell and encouraged to answer questions at the same time as they are put to the TV panellists. The more answers that a viewer gives, the more extra bonus content they unlock - including behind the scenes clips and deleted scenes, as well as funny pictures, animated GIFs and bonus facts and jokes from the show's panellists.

The show's rounds are:

Threesomes: The panellists must match a series of quotes to one of three famous people.

Complete the Quotation: Played over the advert break, the teams and audience at home must complete a famous quotation.

Keywords: The panellists are given a few keywords and must work out the famous quotation.

What Are They Talking About?: The teams hear a quote taken out of context and must then work out what it is really about.

Was It Something I Said?: Quotes are read out. Are they from one of the panellists, or the show's "virtual guest" (e.g. Piers Morgan).

Production Details

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Also known as
  • WISIS? (Acronym)
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 6th October 2013 on Channel 4 at 10:09pm
Last new broadcast
Sunday 24th November 2013 on Channel 4 at 10pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Thursday 13th November 2014 at 1:35am on More4

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