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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.

Press Clippings

The final of No More Women. Gosh its exciting!

This is the final episode of the modest internet hit No More Women. It's the "decider". Me and Mark Watson were locked at 3:3 coming into this and whoever won would "take all".

Tim Key, BBC Comedy Blog, 22nd February 2010

We Need Answers, BBC Four, review

James Walton reviews We Need Answers, BBC Four's irreverent quiz show hosted by Mark Watson.

James Walton, Daily Telegraph, 16th February 2010

Alex Horne - How to invent a word

How hard can it be to break into the dictionary? Comedian Alex Horne recounts his long journey to linguistic immortality.

Alex Horne, The Independent, 16th February 2010

Tim Key's new opponent

Tim Key challenges Alex Horne to a game of No More Women.

Tim Key, BBC Comedy Blog, 16th February 2010

The Commentator's Exhibition Matches

"How could I commentate on the ultimate contest if I hadn't yet dipped at least one of my many many toes in the tepid but treacherous waters of the game itself."

Alex Horne, BBC Comedy Blog, 11th February 2010

We want No More Women!

We'd like to see No More Women take off around the nation so I've teamed up with my YouTube friend Daveyboyz in hope of inspiring you to have a go too.

Myles Dyer, BBC Comedy Blog, 5th February 2010

No More Coffee for Women in the Lobby

This was a tough game of No More Women played out by the lifts at the BBC (you can go on tours there where you catch glimpses of celebs/weathermen).

Tim Key, BBC Comedy Blog, 2nd February 2010

We Need Answers - Live on Twellyvision

We are launching the first ever (possibly) twellyvision experience. For, as the ninth episode of our glorious quiz airs on Tuesday night (at 10pm on BBC Four), we (myself, Mark Watson and Tim Key) shall both be watching and tweeting for your entertainment.

Alex Horne, BBC Comedy Blog, 25th January 2010

Mark Watson responds to Political 'Think Tank'

On Thursday this week our very own We Need Answers found itself in the firing line of a report on public broadcasting from political think tank Policy Exchange.

Mark Watson, BBC Comedy Blog, 15th January 2010

No More Women:

Mark Watson, Tim Key and Alex Horne have taken the no-budget irreverence of their BBC4 game show We Need Answers to the web with this intensely competitive name game.

Filmed in dimly lit rooms around their offices and the BBC, as well as on-set, No More Women features Key and Watson simply naming famous people in turn against the clock.

The trick is for each of them to create a new rule before their opponent's next go - for example "no more names with the same letter twice in a row" or for ruthless players, "no more women".

To enliven what is essentially a pub game, Horne wittily commentates on the action off-camera in much the same offbeat way as on the main TV show, incessantly layering on graphics and fact boxes.

And as the tournament has progressed, they've roped in T4 presenter Rick Edwards and Radio 1's DJ Nihal to challenge the regular players in some "exhibiton matches".

Broadcast, 15th January 2010

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