Posts Tagged ‘quiz’

How to Win at Quizzes, and Solve Cryptic Crosswords | The Guardian

13 September 2014


Two pieces in today’s Do Something supplement: How to win quizzes – from pub contests to Mastermind and How to solve a cryptic crossword.

Also, I will be signing Two Girls, One on Each Knee (7) at the reception for the keynote of the Chiswick Book Festival this evening.

  • 6.00pm, Sat 13 Sept: Festival Drinks Reception
  • St Michael & All Angels Parish Hall, Bath Road, London W4 1TT
  • Tickets

Only Connect — Now on BBC Two

28 August 2014

Series ten of Only Connect, with me in the question-editor chair, begins on BBC Two on Mon 1 September 2014 at 20:30.

Only Connect for BBC Four

14 April 2014


The new series of quiz show Only Connect starts tonight on BBC Four, with me in the question-editor seat.

Only Connect: A Quiz Show for BBC4

1 November 2013

only connect

As of the next series, I will be the question editor for BBC Four’s million-viewer quiz Only Connect, which will incidentally move to BBC Two in 2014.

    The Will Gompertz Fringe at the ICA

    28 January 2013

    ICA Gompertz Fringe

    Tickets are available for micro-festival The Will Gompertz Fringe at the ICA, Friday evenings at 19h30 from 1 February. I will be on the Lecture Stage with a multimedia arts quiz.

    Just The Gist: A Twitter (and Tumblr) Music Quiz

    2 June 2011

    Just The Gist

    Inspired by my own article about Google-proofing the pub quiz, I am resurrecting Just The Gist.

    This was – and now is again – a music quiz where you guess the song title based on a precis of its narrative content. This is a “soft launch”. Later, there might be themes and prizes and that.

    Inevitably, it takes place on Twitter: @justthegist.

    Update 1 July: Answers, archives, video and extra at the Just The Gist tumblelog.