Whose Line Is It Anyway?. Image shows from L to R: Tony Slattery, Clive Anderson, Colin Mochrie, Caroline Quentin, Ryan Stiles. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions
Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

  • TV panel show
  • Channel 4
  • 1988 - 1998
  • 136 episodes (10 series)

Popular 1990s improvisational comedy show presented by Clive Anderson. Stars Clive Anderson, Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Tony Slattery, Greg Proops and more.

Whose Line Is It Anyway?. Image shows from L to R: Clive Anderson, Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Neil Mullarkey, Greg Proops. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions

Key details

Genre
Panel Show
Broadcast
1988 - 1998
Channels
Channel 4
Episodes
136 (1 pilot + 10 series)
Creators
Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson
Stars
Clive Anderson, Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Tony Slattery, Greg Proops, Mike McShane, Josie Lawrence, Stephen Frost and more
Companies

Whose Line Is It Anyway is an improvisational comedy show presented by Clive Anderson. Each week, four guest performers from Britain and America work their way through a series of short-form, improv games. Points are scored at the end of each round, although like many panel shows they have little significance.

Popular WLIIA games include Party Quirks, Film and Theatre Styles, Hoedown, Superheroes, Props and World's Worst. The winner of the show gets the reward of reading the credits in a style of Clive Anderson's choosing.

Additional details

Also known as
  • WLIIA (Acronym)
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 23rd September 1988 at 10pm on Channel 4
Most recent repeats
  • Wednesday 9th March 2011 at 1:35am on Dave
  • Friday 4th March 2011 at 1:00am on Dave
  • Monday 28th February 2011 at 1:55am on Dave

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