Only Connect BBC2, 8.30pm
If you’ve not seen this quiz show before during either its run on BBC Four or previous series on BBC Two, and want to gauge how hard it is, here’s a clue - you should probably regard University Challenge as a warm-up. That’s mainly because Only Connect doesn’t just test your general knowledge, it also challenges your lateral thinking as the contestants try to work out what links a set of apparently random clues. The first brave souls to take up the challenge are the Operational Researchers and the Cluesmiths, who have a day job compiling crosswords.
Victoria Coren Mitchell