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Panel shows test the knowledge of contestants and viewers at home while providing quality entertainment. The top British panel shows ask questions about a variety of topics, including history, pop culture, and comedy. This is a list of the best British panel shows including everything from 8 Out of 10 Cats to A Question of Sport to Mock the Week.

What series will you find on this list of the best British panel shows? The improvisational comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway? began as a radio program on BBC Radio 4 before moving to TV on Channel 4. Regulars Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles also performed on the U.S. series when Drew Carey brought it to ABC. Have I Got News for You is another popular British panel show. Never Mind the Buzzcocks found the funny in pop music when it aired from 1996 through 2015. Other good British panel shows featured on this list include Virtually Famous, Through the Keyhole, and Twenty Questions.

What are your favorite English panel shows? Give the greatest series a thumbs up and share some of your favorite games in the comments section.

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Whose Line Is It Anyway? is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best British Panel Shows, Ranked
Whose Line Is It Anyway? Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Wayne Brady Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW, 1998) is an American improvisational comedy show adapted from the British show. Hosted by Aisha Tyler, the show features Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Wayne ...more

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8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdow... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best British Panel Shows, Ranked
Timothy Rollins added 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

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8 Out of 10 Cats is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best British Panel Shows, Ranked
8 Out Of 10 Cats Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock, John Pohlhammer 8 Out of 10 Cats is a British television comedy panel game produced by Zeppotron for Channel 4. It was first broadcast on 3 June 2005. The show is hosted by Jimmy Carr and the current team ...more

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Have I Got News for You is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best British Panel Shows, Ranked
Have I Got News For You Ian Hislop, Paul Merton, Angus Deayton Have I Got News for You is a British television panel show produced by Hat Trick Productions for the BBC. It is loosely based on the BBC Radio 4 show The News Quiz, and has been regularly ...more

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Would I Lie to You? is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best British Panel Shows, Ranked
Heather Toner added Would I Lie to You? Rob Brydon, Angus Deayton, Lee Mack Would I Lie to You? is a British comedy panel show aired on BBC One, made by Zeppotron for the BBC. It was first broadcast on 16 June 2007.

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Mock the Week is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best British Panel Shows, Ranked
Mock The Week Dara O'Briain, Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons Mock the Week is a British topical celebrity panel game hosted by Dara Ó Briain. The game is influenced by improvised topical stand-up comedy, with several rounds requiring players to ...more

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A Question of Sport is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best British Panel Shows, Ranked
A Question Of Sport Sue Barker, Matt Dawson, Ally McCoist A Question of Sport is a long-running BBC sports quiz show that has been airing since 2 December 1968 with over 1,000 episodes. It involves two teams of sports stars answering questions on their ...more

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Never Mind the Buzzcocks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best British Panel Shows, Ranked
Never Mind The Buzzcocks Carol Vorderman, Jeremy Clarkson, Bill Bailey Never Mind the Buzzcocks is a British comedy panel game show with a pop music theme, presented by Rhod Gilbert since 2014. It stars Phill Jupitus and Noel Fielding as team captains. The show is ...more

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Call My Bluff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best British Panel Shows, Ranked
Call My Bluff Robert Morley, Sandi Toksvig, Alan Coren Call My Bluff is a long-running British game show between two teams of three celebrity contestants. The point of the game is for the teams to take it in turn to provide three definitions of an ...more

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Twenty Questions is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best British Panel Shows, Ranked
Twenty Questions Twenty Questions was a Canadian television game show, which aired on CTV in the 1961-62 television season. Produced by CJAY-TV in Winnipeg and hosted by Stewart Macpherson, the show was an ...more

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Pop Quiz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best British Panel Shows, Ranked
Pop Quiz Mike Read, Chris Tarrant Pop Quiz was a British television quiz programme that originally aired on BBC1 from 4 July 1981 to 28 December 1984 with a Top of the Pops special on 4 January 1994 hosted by Mike Read. It was ...more

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Through the Keyhole is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best British Panel Shows, Ranked
Through The Keyhole Lisa Snowdon, Loyd Grossman, Catherine Gee Through the Keyhole is a British comedy panel game show created by Sir David Frost. It features the host going around celebrities' houses and then getting a panel of other celebrities to try to ...more

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Was It Something I Said? is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best British Panel Shows, Ranked
Was It Something I Said? Richard Ayoade, Micky Flanagan Was It Something I Said? is a British comedy panel show broadcast on Channel 4, presented by David Mitchell and featuring team captains Richard Ayoade and Micky Flanagan. Celebrity guest ...more

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Play to the Whistle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best British Panel Shows, Ranked
Play To The Whistle Holly Willoughby, Frank Lampard, Bradley Walsh

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They Think It's All Over is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best British Panel Shows, Ranked
They Think It's All Over Gary Lineker, Boris Becker, David Seaman They Think It's All Over is a British comedy panel game with a sporting theme produced by Talkback and shown on BBC1. The show's name is taken from Kenneth Wolstenholme's famous 1966 World Cup ...more

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The Book Quiz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best British Panel Shows, Ranked
The Book Quiz David Baddiel, Kirsty Wark The Book Quiz is a BBC Four quiz programme. The first series, first broadcast in 2007, was hosted by David Baddiel with a second 2008 series hosted by Kirsty Wark.

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And Then You Die is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best British Panel Shows, Ranked
And Then You Die Barrie Stardust And Then You Die is a 1987 crime drama film directed by Francis Mankiewicz.

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Virtually Famous is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best British Panel Shows, Ranked
Virtually Famous Kevin McHale, Chris Stark, Seann Walsh

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The Dog Ate My Homework is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best British Panel Shows, Ranked
The Dog Ate My Homework Iain Stirling, Ian West, Susan Morrison

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It's Only TV But I Like It is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best British Panel Shows, Ranked
It's Only TV But I Like It Julian Clary, Jonathan Ross, Jack Dee It's Only TV... But I Like It was a comedy celebrity panel gameshow about television. It originally aired on BBC One from 3 June 1999 through 23 August 2002. Its presenter was Jonathan Ross, and ...more