The Big Fat Quiz of the Year


The Big Fat Quiz of the Year

"The Big Fat Quiz of the Year" is a British television programme first broadcast on 28 December 2004, the second edition broadcast on December 26, 2005, the third broadcast on 27 December 2006, and the fourth broadcast on 30 December 2007 on Channel 4. Repeats can usually be found days later on Channel 4's sister-channel E4.

2004 programme

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show_name = The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2004


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format = Game Show
runtime = 90 minutes
creator =
presenter = Jimmy Carr
starring = Simon Pegg
Liza Tarbuck
David Walliams
Rob Brydon
June Sarpong
Jonathan Ross
country = UK
language = English
producer = Anthony Caveney
Jane Goldman
network = Channel 4
first_aired = 28 December 2004
last_aired =
followed_by = The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2005
num_episodes =
list_episodes =
imdb_id = 0442655 |
The host, Jimmy Carr, read out questions relating to events of 2004 to three teams of celebrities:
*Simon Pegg & Liza Tarbuck
*David Walliams & Rob Brydon
*June Sarpong & Jonathan Ross

Louis Walsh, Nadia Almada and Kelly Holmes all made live appearances to read out the questions for the months of April, June, and August respectively. Recorded questions from Bono and The Bear from "Bo' Selecta" were shown too along with films of Richard and Judy discussing events.

The winners were June Sarpong and Jonathan Ross with 49 points out of 72. David Walliams and Rob Brydon got 43 points and Simon Pegg and Liza Tarbuck got 41.

The programme was repeated on December 29, 2004.

2005 programme

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show_name = The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2005


caption =
format = Game Show
runtime = 120 minutes
creator =
presenter = Jimmy Carr
starring = Sharon Osbourne
Jonathan Ross
Denise van Outen
David Mitchell
Gordon Ramsay
Rob Brydon
country = UK
language = English
producer = Emily Dean
Jane Goldman
network = Channel 4
first_aired = December 26, 2005
last_aired =
preceded_by = The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2004
followed_by = The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2006
num_episodes =
list_episodes =
imdb_id = 0492561 |
In 2005, the Big Fat Quiz of the Year was again shown (on the December 26) and was again hosted by Jimmy Carr following the same format as the previous episode.

The teams were:
*Sharon Osbourne & Jonathan Ross (The A-List)
*Denise van Outen & David Mitchell (The DDs)
*Gordon Ramsay & Rob Brydon (Can't Cook, Don't Need to 'Coz I'm Sat Next to Gordon Ramsay)

Guest questioners in the studio included Jordan & Peter Andre and David Tennant and there were also recorded questions by several celebrities including Richard and Judy, Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette and Kevin Pietersen.

The winners were Sharon Osbourne & Jonathan Ross with 39 points, making Ross a two time winner. Second place were Denise Van Outen & David Mitchell (33 points), with third being Gordon Ramsay & Rob Brydon (30 points).

2006 programme

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show_name = The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2006


caption = Titlecard for The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2006
format = Game Show
runtime = 130 minutes
creator =
presenter = Jimmy Carr
starring = Russell Brand
Noel Fielding
Rob Brydon
David Walliams
Jonathan Ross
Cat Deeley
country = UK
language = English
producer = Emily Dean
Jane Goldman
network = Channel 4
first_aired = December 27, 2006
last_aired =
preceded_by = The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2005
followed_by = The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2007
num_episodes =
list_episodes =
imdb_id = 0913356 |
In 2006, Jimmy Carr returned for the third show, broadcast on December 27, 2006.

The three teams were:
*Russell Brand & Noel Fielding (Goth Detectives/Raven Spawn/Rod's Progeny/)
*Rob Brydon & David Walliams (Rob and Dave)
*Jonathan Ross & Cat Deeley (The conventionally attractive team)

Guest questioners in the studio included Boy George, Myleene Klass and Matt Willis and Guy Goma (famous for incorrectly appearing as a guest on BBC News 24). Pre-recorded questions were asked by Sir Ian McKellen, Lily Allen, Carol Vorderman, Courtney Love, Girls Aloud, and Sacha Baron Cohen in his guise as Borat.

Russell Brand and Noel Fielding won with 39 points, after receiving 22 points for answering one question correctly. It was a media question, which showed pictures of Rose Tyler, Nikki Graham, Mike Baldwin (Coronation Street) and Helen Mirren's character from Prime Suspect. The question was: "All of them did the same thing this year, but one of them did it twice". The answer was they all left their respective show, but Nikki was evicted twice. Noel and Russell got 22 points from answering this because Jimmy thought that they wouldn't know the answer. Ross and Deeley got 38 while Walliams and Brydon came last with 37.

Walliams and Brydon appeared to take the quiz rather seriously and behaved as though highly annoyed when Jimmy Carr awarded 22 points to Brand and Fielding, feeling that they had not been trying and did not deserve to win.

Brand and Fielding's team were referred to as the "Goth Detectives", and joked about how they were going to start a show together. Several references to Camden Market and Camden Lock were made in connection with Brand and Fielding. Due to the joking made on the show, the pair eventually performed a 'Goth Detectives' themed show for the Teenage Cancer Trust event at the Royal Albert Hall on March 28, 2007. They also appeared in 2007's Big Fat Quiz, to reprise the team.

The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz

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show_name = The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz


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format = Game Show
runtime =
creator =
presenter = Jimmy Carr
starring = Alan Carr, Jack Dee, Richard Ayoade, David Mitchell, Carol Vorderman and Frank Skinner.
country = UK
language = English
producer =
network = Channel 4
first_aired = November 2, 2007
last_aired =
preceded_by = The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2006
followed_by = The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2007
num_episodes =
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A special edition of the show, The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz, aired to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Channel 4.

The three teams were:
* Alan Carr & Jack Dee (The Cardies/Carjack)
* Carol Vorderman & Frank Skinner (A&D)
* Richard Ayoade & David Mitchell (Team 3 [or 1] /The IT Boys/The Specky Nerdy Fuck Nuts)

It aired on November 2, 2007 on Channel 4; Carr and Dee won. They had to take part in a special challenge from the show The Crystal Maze, replicating the finale of the show with the contestants having to collect silver and gold pieces of paper being blown around in a glass dome.

Comedian Vic Reeves and Joanna Fisher, a member of 1980s Channel 4 programme "Minipops" both came into the studio to ask bonus questions. Jon Snow, Quentin Tarantino, Anna Friel, Ram John Holder, Derren Brown, Jo Frost, Jools Holland and others appeared on pre-recorded filmed questions.

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show_name = The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year 2007


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format = Game Show
runtime =
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presenter = Jimmy Carr
starring = David Mitchell
Lily Allen
Noel Fielding
Russell Brand
Rob Brydon
Jonathan Ross
country = UK
language =
producer =
network = Channel 4
first_aired = December 30, 2007
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2007 Programme

The show aired on 30 December, 2007.

The teams were:
*Russell Brand and Noel Fielding (The Goth Detectives)
*Rob Brydon and David Mitchell (The Shadow Cabinet)
*Jonathan Ross and Lily Allen (Fulham)

The final scores were as follows:
* The Goth Detectives: 17
* Fulham: 36
* The Shadow Cabinet: 38

Guest questioners in the studio were Christopher Biggins and Cerys Matthews. Pre recrorded questions were asked by Take That, Gordon Ramsay, Thom Yorke and Jon Snow. John Hurt read out extracts of the years best selling autobiographies.

Noel Fielding and Russell Brand campaigned (without success) for an extra 50 points during the last round in order to come out on top in order to echo their win of the 2006 program when they were awarded 22 points for just one correct answer.

This was the first time contender Rob Brydon has won the quiz, despite appearing on the show every year since 2004. Also, it was the first time that one team had appeared the next year after they first appeared (Noel and Russell).


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