We Need Answers. Image shows from L to R: Mark Watson, Tim Key, Alex Horne. Copyright: BBC.

We Need Answers

BBC Four panel show. 16 episodes (2 series), 2009 - 2010. Stars Mark Watson, Tim Key and Alex Horne.

Series 2

We Need Answers. Image shows from L to R: Martin Offiah, Tim Key. Copyright: BBC.

1. Women

First broadcast: Tuesday 1st December 2009

BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour host Jenni Murray competes with former rugby league international Martin Offiah. This week's rounds include one which sees Jenni and Martin shouting extracts from their own autobiographies.


2. Love

First broadcast: Tuesday 8th December 2009

Journalist and presenter Vanessa Feltz competes with actor and star of the The Inbetweeners, Simon Bird, and their physical challenge is Sleeping Lions.


3. Poetry, God, Politics And Geography

First broadcast: Tuesday 15th December 2009

Comedienne Miranda Hart competes with poet and journalist Ian McMillan. The guests must accurately guess when 60 seconds has elapsed by placing a bucket on their heads and removing it at the correct time.


4. Christmas

First broadcast: Tuesday 22nd December 2009

In a Christmas-themed episode, writer, comic and performer Neil Innes competes against TV presenter Kirsten O'Brien. In the physical challenge, Neil takes on Kirsten in a Christmas present-wrapping contest.


5. Language

First broadcast: Wednesday 30th December 2009

Former EastEnder and comic actress Tracy-Ann Oberman competes against best-selling author of The Long Firm, Jake Arnott. In the physical challenge, Tracey-Ann takes on Jake in composing a sentence using alphabet spaghetti.


6. The Sun

First broadcast: Tuesday 5th January 2010

Former editor of The Sun turned broadcaster Kelvin MacKenzie competes with cooking writer and celebrity chef Sophie Grigson. This week's episode sees Kelvin and Sophie playing a tickling game.


7. Come Dancing

First broadcast: Tuesday 12th January 2010

Ex-Strictly Come Dancing champion Camilla Dallerup competes with presenter and broadcaster Terry Christian. The cunning physical challenge faced by the contestants features Terry and Camilla competing to see who can nod the most in a minute.


8. Medicine

First broadcast: Tuesday 19th January 2010

Presenter and comedian Sue Perkins competes with doctor and comedian Phil Hammond. Sue and Phil try to see if they can eat, move and think at the same time - the cue for yoghurt, spinning chairs and a word search.


9. Young Adults

First broadcast: Tuesday 26th January 2010

In this episode, former Royal Correspondent and broadcaster Jennie Bond competes against presenter Rick Edwards. Jennie and Rick must make sandwiches - in a sleeping bag.


10. Media And Eating

First broadcast: Tuesday 2nd February 2010

Journalist and television presenter Esther Rantzen takes on radio and television broadcaster John Inverdale. Esther and John compete in a name-dropping competition - literally.


11. Nature

First broadcast: Tuesday 9th February 2010

How Clean Is Your House star Aggie MacKenzie competes against gay rights activist Peter Tatchell.

In-depth Guide

12. Music, Fauna And Smut

First broadcast: Tuesday 16th February 2010

Daily Mail columnist and former editor of the Erotic Review, Rowan Pelling, takes on BBC Radio 1 DJ Nihal.


13. Episode Thirteen

First broadcast: Tuesday 23rd February 2010

Writer, actress and comedian Sharon Horgan takes on travel writer and presenter Benedict Allen this week, in the final episode of We Need Answers.