The Quizeum – the museum based quiz series hosted by Griff Rhys Jones – will return to BBC Four on Monday 2 November at 8.30pm for its second series.
Each week the welsh personality presides as two teams pit their wits against each other at some of the UK’s most eclectic collections and museums – revealing some of the startling stories, fascinating facts and incredible artefacts along the way.
“I’m delighted that Quizeum is returning to BBC Four. It’s a hugely entertaining and intellectually diverting show to make and, I think, to watch. After all, it fits with everything that the BBC seeks to do – to entertain and to inform and be a little bit difficult too. We have many old friends returning to pit their wits against the artefacts, including Lars Tharp, Kate Williams and Nina Ramirez, some new rounds and lots of exciting museums – from little places like Stirling Smith in Stirling to big places like the Imperial War Museum in Lambeth. Lots of fascinating objects and some real brain teaser questions. Lots of guests from Kate Adie to Muriel Gray. I can’t wait.” – Griff Rhys Jones
Joining the roster of competitors this year are author and historian Simon Sebag Montefiore; broadcaster and writer Helen Rosslyn; and comedian and broadcaster Hardeep Singh Kohli. They will join familiar faces from the last series including Lars Tharp, historian and expert on Antiques Roadshow; art and cultural historian Janina Ramirez; and historian Kate Williams.
Museums and collections visited this year include: The Burrell Collection in Glasgow, The Jewish Museum in London, The Imperial War Museum in London, The Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum in Stirling, The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, Royal Armouries, The Horniman Museum in London and V&A Museum of Childhood in London.
“I am delighted to announce that The Quizeum is returning for a second series. Like the last series it promises to be a banquet of fascinating facts and witty banter designed to show case some of the most interesting museums and historical collections in the land.” – Channel Editor BBC Four, Cassian Harrison
The Quizeum was commissioned from Modern Television by BBC Four Channel Editor Cassian Harrison and the beeb’s Head of Arts Commissioning, Mark Bell.