Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available


4 Extra Debut. Nigel Rees's quotations quiz with Cressida Cowell, Ruth Dudley Edwards, Helen Zaltzman and Michael Billington. From September 2016.

Quote ... Unquote, the popular quotations quiz, in its 40th anniversary series.

Nigel Rees has been joined by writers, actors, musicians, scientists and various comedy types. Kenneth Williams, Judi Dench, PD James, Larry Adler, Ian KcKellen, Peter Cook, Kingsley Amis, Peter Ustinov... have all graced the Quote Unquote stage.

Join Nigel as he quizzes a host of guests on the origins of sayings and well-known quotes, and gets the panel to share their favourite anecdotes.

Episode 1

Children's author Cressida Cowell
Journalist, biographer and crime novelist Ruth Dudley Edwards
Podcaster, broadcaster and writer Helen Zaltzman
Autor and arts critic Michael Billington

Presenter ... Nigel Rees
Reader ... Sally Grace
Producer ... Carl Cooper
Production co-ordinator ... George Pierpoint

A BBC Studios Production.

28 minutes

Last on

Sat 3 Feb 2018 12:00


Role Contributor
Presenter Nigel Rees
Panellist Cressida Cowell
Panellist Ruth Dudley Edwards
Panellist Helen Zaltzman
Panellist Michael Billington
Reader Sally Grace
Producer Carl Cooper


Nigel Rees selects 40 favourite quotes

Nigel Rees selects 40 favourite quotes

Celebrating Quote... Unquote's 40th anniversary.

Apply for tickets!

Apply for tickets!

We’d love you to be in the audience. New shows are added every day – find out more.