The BEST Episodes of Only Connect

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 20, 2020

Network: BBC Two

Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts the series where knowledge will only take you so far. Patience and lateral thinking are also vital.

Athenians v Bookworms

#1 - Athenians v Bookworms

Season 11 - Episode 20 - Aired Nov 30, 2015

The Athenians and Bookworms return for a last chance to make it to the quarter-finals. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects The Cradle Will Rock, The Pilgrim's Progress, the New Statesman and the Mr Men.

star 10.00
2 votes
Cricketers v Escapologists

#2 - Cricketers v Escapologists

Season 13 - Episode 22 - Aired Jan 15, 2018

Victoria Coren Mitchell asks the questions as round two losers the Cricketers and the Escapologists return for one final chance to stay in the competition. Among the challenges facing the players is to determine what connects Robin Masters, Madeline Magellan, Temperance Brennan and Jessica Fletcher.

star 10.00
1 votes
Dicers v Birdwatchers

#3 - Dicers v Birdwatchers

Season 14 - Episode 24 - Aired Apr 1, 2019

The Dicers take on the Birdwatchers in the last quarter-final and 300th episode of the quiz. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Twelve Oaks, Miss Maudie Atkinson’s house, Thornfield Hall and Manderley.

star 10.00
2 votes
Electrophiles v Suits

#4 - Electrophiles v Suits

Season 15 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 13, 2020

Two teams who have each won a game and lost a game have one last chance to stay in the tournament. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects The Whitsun Weddings, Homeward Bound, Oh Dr Beeching! and Brief Encounter.

star 10.00
1 votes
Orwellians v Junipers

#5 - Orwellians v Junipers

Season 15 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 28, 2019

A team of George Orwell fans take on three gin drinkers in the last of the opening heats. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Mary the Mutant, Krusty the Clown, Chandler Bing and Scaramanga.

star 9.67
3 votes
Press Gang v Bakers

#6 - Press Gang v Bakers

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 14, 2013

Press Gang v Bakers: Quiz show in which connections must be made between things which appear utterly random at first glance. The press gang take on a team of bakers.

star 9.50
2 votes
Board Gamers v Bakers

#7 - Board Gamers v Bakers

Season 8 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 23, 2013

Board Gamers v Bakers: Three board game aficionados take on a trio of bakers in the series finale.

star 9.50
2 votes
Relatives v Exhibitionists

#8 - Relatives v Exhibitionists

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired May 12, 2014

Two first-round losers return as a family team play a trio of art enthusiasts.

star 9.50
2 votes
 Linguists v Oxonians

#9 - Linguists v Oxonians

Season 10 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 19, 2015

Three linguists square up to a team from Oxford in a bid to make it to the quarter-finals. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Muscoidea, uncomplimentary, unproprietary and unoriental.

star 9.50
2 votes
Road Trippers v Athenians

#10 - Road Trippers v Athenians

Season 11 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 24, 2015

A trio of road trippers take on three fans of Greece in this edition. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Elizabeth and James, Menace II Society, Harvard Connection and I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles).

star 9.50
2 votes
Collectors v Mixologists

#11 - Collectors v Mixologists

Season 11 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 14, 2015

Two teams who lost their first heats return for one last chance to make it to the quarter finals. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Darkness Visible, the Dementors, a bell jar and a black dog.

star 9.50
2 votes
Cluesmiths v Yorkers

#12 - Cluesmiths v Yorkers

Season 11 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 5, 2015

The Cluesmiths take on the Yorkers. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Seborga, Forvik, Christiania and Sealand.

star 9.50
2 votes
Scientists v String Section

#13 - Scientists v String Section

Season 11 - Episode 21 - Aired Dec 7, 2015

The Scientists and the String Section return in the first of the quarter-finals. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Memoir: My Life, Song: Your Life, Film: September and Novella: The Life of Ivan Denisovich.

star 9.50
2 votes
Detectives v Beaks

#14 - Detectives v Beaks

Season 13 - Episode 30 - Aired Mar 12, 2018

Victoria Coren Mitchell presents as round three losers the Detectives and the Beaks return for one final chance to stay in the competition. Among the challenges facing the players is to determine what connects Phone driver, Ed Towers, Loin and ET War.

star 9.50
2 votes
Vikings v Inquisitors

#15 - Vikings v Inquisitors

Season 13 - Episode 31 - Aired Mar 19, 2018

Victoria Coren Mitchell asks the questions as the Vikings take on the Inquisitors in the first of the quarter-final matches, with a place in the semi-finals at stake. They must use patience, lateral thinking and sheer inspiration to make connections between groups of four things that may appear at first not to be linked, with one set of clues consisting of Turn Around, Look Back in Anger, Cha, and Call Me Baby.

star 9.50
2 votes
Belgophiles v Escapologists

#16 - Belgophiles v Escapologists

Season 13 - Episode 32 - Aired Mar 26, 2018

Victoria Coren Mitchell asks the questions as the Belgophiles take on the Escapologists in the second of the quarter-final matches, with a place in the semi-finals at stake. They must use patience, lateral thinking and sheer inspiration to make connections between groups of four things that may appear at first not to be linked, with one set of clues consisting of Ethel, Yogh, Thorn, and Long S.

star 9.50
2 votes
Final

#17 - Final

Season 13 - Episode 37 - Aired Apr 30, 2018

Victoria Coren Mitchell asks the questions in the grand final of the quiz, as the Belgophiles take on either the Escapologists or the Inquisitors to succeed last year's winners the Verbivores and be named Only Connect series champions. The teams must use patience, lateral thinking and sheer inspiration to make connections between groups of four things that may at first appear not to be linked, with one question asking what comes next in the sequence Caloris Montes, Skadi Mons, Mount Everest. Last in the series.

star 9.50
2 votes
Pyromaniacs v Cartoonists

#18 - Pyromaniacs v Cartoonists

Season 14 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 5, 2018

A team of pyromaniacs take on three animation fans in this opening heat. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria if you want to know what connects New England, Cloud Atlas, Greenwich Time Signal and Over.

star 9.50
2 votes
Durhamites v Pyromaniacs

#19 - Durhamites v Pyromaniacs

Season 14 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 18, 2019

Both teams playing tonight have won a game and lost a game so this is their last chance to stay in the tournament, They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Steinhauer, Trotsky, Musk and Edmonds.

star 9.50
2 votes
Darksiders v Suits

#20 - Darksiders v Suits

Season 15 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 2, 2019

Three Pink Floyd fans take on a team of bridge players in the first of the series. They compete to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects N: Lagos | B: Mumbai | D: Pigeon Forge | H: Los Angeles.

star 9.50
4 votes
The Final

#21 - The Final

Season 11 - Episode 27 - Aired Jan 18, 2016

In the grand final, two teams battle it out to be named Only Connect series champions. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Foke, Hombay, Egantic and Leakfast.

star 9.40
5 votes
Wanderers v Eco-Warriors

#22 - Wanderers v Eco-Warriors

Season 13 - Episode 29 - Aired Mar 5, 2018

Victoria Coren Mitchell presents as round three losers the Wanderers and the Eco-Warriors return for one final chance to stay in the competition. Among the challenges facing the players is to determine what connects Snuppy, Mewtwo, Boba Fett and Dolly.

star 9.33
3 votes
Journeymen v Junipers

#23 - Journeymen v Junipers

Season 15 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 25, 2019

Two teams who lost their first match return for a last chance to stay in the tournament. They compete to draw together the connections between things which at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects Malcolm I of Scotland, John Bradman, Kiefer Sutherland and Ivanka Trump.

star 9.33
3 votes
Corpuscles v Cartophiles

#24 - Corpuscles v Cartophiles

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 10, 2013

Two teams who lost their first heats return for another chance at making the semi-finals, competing to draw together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random. So join Victoria Coren Mitchell if you want to know what connects prom video, holiday armadillo, Princess Leia fantasy, and fake Monica.

star 9.00
2 votes
Francophiles v Cartophiles

#25 - Francophiles v Cartophiles

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 29, 2013

Francophiles v Cartophiles: Quiz show in which links must be made between seemingly random things. In the second semi-final, three Francophiles square up to a trio of map lovers.

star 9.00
2 votes