The BEST Episodes of Whose Line is it Anyway?

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 4, 2019

The funniest improvisational show to hit UK (and later on US) screens. The show features four contestants playing games, with suggestions sometimes taken from the studio audience. The games include: Scenes From a Hat, Party Quirks, Hoedown, and Let's Make A Date. Whose Line is it Anyway? began as a radio show on BBC Radio 4 in 1987. It was moved to television a year later in 1988. Both shows were hosted by Clive Anderson. During the first season, the show featured one regular contestant (John Sessions) and three guest contestants. From the second season onward, the contestants rotated from episode to episode and included Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Greg Proops, Tony Slattery, Josie Lawrence, and Brad Sherwood, just to name a few. In 1998, episodes of the show were filmed in Hollywood to celebrate the show's 10th anniversary. Episodes of the show were also filmed in New York in 1991 and 1992. In 1998, a US version of the show was made for the ABC Television Network with many of the same regular performers.

Series 5 Compilation

#1 - Series 5 Compilation

Season 5 - Episode 9

In Superheroes, the crisis is world leaders in an air crash with Greg as Jelly Man, Ryan as Orangutang Boy, Tony as Male Model Guy and Colin as Continuous Unfunny Pun Man. In Whose Line, Ryan is a private detective and Colin's wife is cheating on him. In Song Styles, Josie sings a love song about garden shears. In Alphabet, Mike and Tony are pilots. In Film Dub, Josie auditions for Ryan's opera. In Stand Sit Bend, Colin, Ryan and Tony are at the dentists. In Props, it's Ryan and Josie vs. Greg and Mike. In Questions Only, Colin and Ryan buy a motorcycle. In Party Quirks, Tony hosts with Greg as a Jewish mother, Colin as a crab and Ryan as an Olympic tobogganist. In Bartender, Josie pours the drinks for Greg who has been made redundant, Ryan who wants to forget his marriage breakup, and Mike who has bad breath.

star 8.60
5 votes
Josie Lawrence, Caroline Quentin, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles

#2 - Josie Lawrence, Caroline Quentin, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles

Season 7 - Episode 9

Contestants: Josie Lawrence, Caroline Quentin, Colin Mochrie, and Ryan Stiles.

star 8.50
6 votes
Steve Frost, Caroline Quentin, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles

#3 - Steve Frost, Caroline Quentin, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles

Season 8 - Episode 4

Contestants: Josie Lawrence, Caroline Quentin, Colin Mochrie, and Ryan Stiles

star 8.50
6 votes
Steve Frost, Colin Mochrie, Brad Sherwood, Ryan Stiles

#4 - Steve Frost, Colin Mochrie, Brad Sherwood, Ryan Stiles

Season 9 - Episode 15

In Superheroes, the crisis is women with Colin as Constipation Man, Ryan as Embarrassed About Your Erection Boy, Brad is Captain Menu, and Steve is Captain Crotch Grabber. In Let's Make A Date, Brad hosts with Steve as a leprechaun, Colin ill and Ryan hates people who don't find him hilarious. The Secret, for Colin and Ryan as the Lone Ranger and Tonto is in a gun holster. In Foreign Film Dub, Colin and Brad act as the Return of the Killer Tomatoes in Polish while Ryan and Steve translate. In Props, it's Brad and Ryan vs. Colin and Steve. In Song Styles, Brad has a love song for video shop worker Angela. In Film Dub, Colin, Ryan and Steve are at the barbers. In Sports Commentators, Brad and Steve commentate on barbers Ryan and Colin. In Hoedown, all four sing about barristers. Ryan and Steve win, so they read the credits as construction workers.

star 8.50
4 votes
Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Caroline Quentin, Tony Slattery

#5 - Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Caroline Quentin, Tony Slattery

Season 7 - Episode 4

Contestants: Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Caroline Quentin, and Tony Slattery.

star 8.43
7 votes
Steve Frost, Josie Lawrence, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles

#6 - Steve Frost, Josie Lawrence, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles

Season 7 - Episode 10

Contestants: Steve Frost, Josie Lawrence, Colin Mochrie, and Ryan Stiles.

star 8.40
5 votes
Steve Frost, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Tony Slattery

#7 - Steve Frost, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Tony Slattery

Season 5 - Episode 8

In Film and Theatre Styles, Colin and Ryan are galley slaves, in the styles school play, American soap opera, Sesame Street and chase movie. Then Tony visits Steve's fairground rifle range in the styles kitchen sink, horror and B movie. In Old Job New Job, Colin buys drugs from Ryan and Steve who used to be a greengrocer. In Whose Line, Ryan and Colin are at a school reunion. In World's Worst, all four perform the worst weather forecaster. In Props, it's Ryan and Colin vs. Tony and Steve. In Song Titles, Colin, Ryan and Steve are in a restaurant. In Film Dub, Tony does an advertisement for haddock gel. In Superheroes, the crisis is a space machine out of control at Uranus, with Colin as Suction Man, Ryan as Leg Humping Man, Steve as Erotic Film Director Guy, and Tony as Royal Procession Commentator Man. In Helping Hands, Tony learns about wine tasting from Ryan with Colin as his hands. Colin wins, so he reads the credits adopting as many positions as well.

star 8.33
6 votes
Greg Proops, Ardal O'Hanlon, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles

#8 - Greg Proops, Ardal O'Hanlon, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles

Season 8 - Episode 7

In Film and Theatre Styles, Greg fights a fire in Ardal's building, in the styles ER, slash and stalk and science fiction. In Whose Line, Ryan teaches Colin about ballet. In Let's Make A Date, Greg hosts with Ardal as a theosaurus, Colin desperate for attention, and Ryan giving birth. In World's Worst, all perform the worst person to conduct an operation. In Mission Impossible, Greg on tape instructs Colin and Ryan about buying a loaf of bread. In Number of Words, Greg is a croupier, Ryan and Ardal gamblers, and Colin a glamorous floozy in a casino. In Superheroes, its a moose invasion for Greg as Captain Tact, Ryan as Karate Lizard Boy, Colin as See Through Your Ass Hear Through Your Elbow Guy and Ardal as Agitated Duck Boy. In Party Quirks, Greg hosts with Ardal as a TV weatherman, Colin is gradually getting younger, and Ryan is a dog going in and out of water. Colin and Ryan win, so they read the credits with Colin as a mafia super grass and Ryan as a police chief.

star 8.33
3 votes
Jim Sweeney, Steve Frost, Josie Lawrence, Tony Slattery

#9 - Jim Sweeney, Steve Frost, Josie Lawrence, Tony Slattery

Season 4 - Episode 4

Contestants: Jim Sweeney, Steve Frost, Josie Lawrence, and Tony Slattery.

star 8.33
3 votes
Greg Proops, Archie Hahn, Ryan Stiles, Chip Esten

#10 - Greg Proops, Archie Hahn, Ryan Stiles, Chip Esten

Season 4 - Episode 8

Contestants: Greg Proops, Archie Hahn, Ryan Stiles, and Chip Esten.

star 8.33
3 votes
Series 7 Compilation 1

#11 - Series 7 Compilation 1

Season 7 - Episode 11

Contestants: Niall Ashdown, Steve Frost, Josie Lawrence, Mike McShane, Colin Mochrie, Greg Proops, Caroline Quentin, Tony Slattery, and Ryan Stiles.

star 8.33
3 votes
Greg Proops, Rory Bremner, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles

#12 - Greg Proops, Rory Bremner, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles

Season 8 - Episode 2

In Let's Make A Date, Greg hosts with Rory as Prince Charles, Colin in love with his own body, and Ryan is a former business partner ripped off by Greg. In Secret, Ryan is Noah, Colin his wife and the secret is in a hole in the ark. In Film Dub, Ryan, Greg and Rory meet on the street. In Sports Commentators, Greg and Rory commentate on Ryan and Colin at a nightclub. In World's Worst, all four perform the worst outtake from a news show. In Home Shopping, Ryan and Colin sell a book with no words, a banana peel and an unflushed toilet. In Dead Bodies, Colin continues in rounding up the herd even though the others are deceased. In Party Quirks, Greg hosts with Rory as Clive Anderson, Colin constantly dying and being reincarnated, and Ryan is a gazelle stalked by a lion. In Hoedown, all four sing about Tory politicians. Rory wins, so he reads the credits as David Attenborough.

star 8.33
6 votes
Archie Hahn, Josie Lawrence, Tony Slattery, John Sessions

#13 - Archie Hahn, Josie Lawrence, Tony Slattery, John Sessions

Season 2 - Episode 2

Archie Hahn, Josie Lawrence, Tony Slattery and John Sessions feature in this comedy improvisation show, hosted by the sharp-tongued Clive Anderson.

star 8.25
4 votes
Greg Proops, Mike McShane, Ryan Stiles, Tony Slattery

#14 - Greg Proops, Mike McShane, Ryan Stiles, Tony Slattery

Season 7 - Episode 5

Contestants: Greg Proops, Mike McShane, Ryan Stiles, and Tony Slattery.

star 8.25
4 votes
Steve Frost, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Tony Slattery

#15 - Steve Frost, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Tony Slattery

Season 7 - Episode 3

Contestants: Steve Frost, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, and Tony Slattery.

star 8.20
5 votes
Series 9 Compilation 1

#16 - Series 9 Compilation 1

Season 9 - Episode 11

In Questions Only, Greg, Rory, Colin and Ryan are at an Olympic village. In Film and Theatre Styles, Colin tells Ryan he has been working with gorillas too long, in the styles pirate movies, Muppets and western. In Let's Make A Date, Brad hosts with Mike as a dog making a dirty phone call, Colin is annoyed by Brad's stupidity, and Ryan is channelling the spirits of his dead relatives. In Song Titles, Steve, Colin, Brad and Ryan are at the racetrack. In Song Styles, Josie sings to Andy, an account manager. In Sports Commentators, Greg and Rory observe Colin and Ryan at adjoining office desks. In Daytime Talk Show, Josie hosts with washed up Stephen, Colin and Ryan. In Director, Greg and Ryan are ill in a space ship as Colin directs. In Song Styles, Brad sings to Pauline, a car saleswoman.

star 8.17
6 votes
Greg Proops, Rory Bremner, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles

#17 - Greg Proops, Rory Bremner, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles

Season 9 - Episode 1

Rory Bremner, Colin Mochrie, Greg Proops, Ryan Stiles. and Richard Vranch are the making it up as you go along experts for this episode, hosted by the peerless Clive Anderson.

star 8.14
7 votes
Series 10 Compilation 2

#18 - Series 10 Compilation 2

Season 10 - Episode 11

In Questions Only, Greg, Phil, Colin and Ryan are city boys lost in hillbilly country. In Sound Effects, Colin is a skier, with Ryan providing his noises. In Stand Sit Bend, scientists Colin and Greg investigate Dr Jekyll played by Ryan. In Weird Newscasters, Greg hosts with cohost Colin a lap dancer, sportswoman Catherine on her first day in the job, and weatherman Ryan has brought the kids to work. In Telethon, Ryan and Colin present Bruce Springsteen (Brad) and Stevie Wonder (Wayne) singing about pizza deliveries. In This is Your Life, Brad hosts with Wayne as a sewer worker, and Ryan and Colin as guests. In Home Shopping, Ryan and Colin sell a shopping bag with no bottom, horoscopes for pigs, and a three legged cheetah statue. In Animals, tadpoles Colin and Ryan are interrupted by gun toting bullfrog Greg. In Hoedown, the subject for Greg, Phil, Colin and Ryan is Presidential Ethics.

star 8.14
7 votes
Greg Proops, Phil LaMarr, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles

#19 - Greg Proops, Phil LaMarr, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles

Season 10 - Episode 2

In Lets Make A Date, Greg hosts with Phil as a boxer at a press conference, Colin sits on a geyser, and Ryan as a conceited nudist. In Secret, Ryan and Colin are Batman and Robin with the secret in the Batmobile. In Quiz Show, it's What's My Sin, with Greg as host, and the other three as contestants. In Press Conference, Colin is having Clive's love child. In Props, it's Ryan and Colin vs. Greg and Phil. In Multiple Personalities, a car breaks down with the flashlight giving you John Wayne's personality, the gas tank Elvis and the map Captain Kirk. In Weird Newscasters, Greg hosts with cohost Colin a jockey who can't keep up with Greg, sportsman Phil as James Brown and weatherman Ryan getting hit by a water cannon. In Hoedown, all four sing about Colin. Ryan and Phil win, so Ryan reads the credits as a ventriloquist and Phil is his dummy.

star 8.09
11 votes
Jim Sweeney, Steve Steen, Steve Frost, Tony Slattery

#20 - Jim Sweeney, Steve Steen, Steve Frost, Tony Slattery

Season 4 - Episode 1

Contestants: Jim Sweeney, Steve Steen, Steve Frost, and Tony Slattery.

star 8.00
8 votes
Greg Proops, Josie Lawrence, Tony Slattery, Mike McShane

#21 - Greg Proops, Josie Lawrence, Tony Slattery, Mike McShane

Season 2 - Episode 1

In Authors, Rambo has a sore toe and is stopped for drunk driving with Greg as Earl Hamner, Josie as Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Tony as an air hostess training manual, and Mike as the Rosetta Stone. In Film and Theatre Styles, Greg and Tony are inventors in the styles MacBeth, disaster, Carry On movie and cookery show. Then agent Mike discovers star Josie in the street in the styles religious, Tarzan and childrens TV. In Song Styles, the subject is hosepipes as Mike does the blues, and Josie does Edith Piaf. In World's Worst, all four perform the worst person to be marooned on an island with. In Rap, all four sing about cooking. In Explanations, the subject is the existence of God with Tony and Josie as six-year-olds, and Mike and Greg as construction workers. In Musical, all four sing about making chocolate cake, flying to Paris, and washing up. Greg wins, so he reads the credits as Elvis Costello.

star 8.00
3 votes
Ron West, Jimmy Mulville, Paul Merton, John Sessions

#22 - Ron West, Jimmy Mulville, Paul Merton, John Sessions

Season 2 - Episode 6

In Authors, it's Goat Herding at Leamington Spa with Ron from DC Comics, Jimmy as Sigmund Freud, Paul as Edgar Allan Poe, and John as Andy Warhol. In Film and Theatre Styles, Paul asks Ron for his daughter's hand in marriage in the styles Sam Peckinpah, slapstick, one woman show and coming soon trailer. Then John and Jimmy plan a bank raid in the styles music hall, Medieval mystery play, Come Dancing and Nativity. In Interview, Ron from a literary magazine interviews John as Neptune, while Paul from a DIY magazine interviews Jimmy as Claudius. In World's Worst, all four perform the worst chat-up line. In Props, it's John and Paul vs. Ron and Jimmy. In Film Dub, Paul and Ron are in a western scene. In Party Quirks, Paul hosts with Ron as a 9-year-old genius, Jimmy as a SAS Commando and John as an Australian soap opera actor. Ron wins, so he reads the credits as someone on Death Row.

star 8.00
2 votes
London Compilation

#23 - London Compilation

Season 3 - Episode 9

Contestants: Josie Lawrence, Mike McShane, Paul Merton, Colin Mochrie, Greg Proops, Tony Slattery, Jim Sweeney, and Sandi Toksvig.

star 8.00
5 votes
Josie Lawrence, Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Mike McShane

#24 - Josie Lawrence, Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Mike McShane

Season 3 - Episode 12

Contestants: Josie Lawrence, Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Mike McShane.

star 8.00
4 votes
Jim Sweeney, Paul Merton, Steve Steen, Tony Slattery

#25 - Jim Sweeney, Paul Merton, Steve Steen, Tony Slattery

Season 4 - Episode 3

Contestants: Jim Sweeney, Steve Steen, Paul Merton, and Tony Slattery.

star 8.00
5 votes