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Was It Something I Said?. Image shows from L to R: Micky Flanagan, David Mitchell, Richard Ayoade. Copyright: Maverick Television / That Mitchell & Webb Company.

Was It Something I Said?

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

Was It Something I Said?

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

Genre
Panel Show
Broadcast
2013
Channel
Channel 4
Episodes
8   (1 series)
Starring
David Mitchell, Richard Ayoade and Micky Flanagan
Writers
Toby Davies, Kevin Day, John Finnemore, Dan Gaster, Pete Sinclair, Colin Swash and Aiden Spackman
Director
Barbara Wiltshire
Producers
Arron Ferster and Giles Pilbrow

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).

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