Easily one of the best quiz programs on television, UK’s Only Connect asks contestants to determine the connection between four seemingly random clues, revealed one at a time. A sample question from the first series:
- A hammer and feather
- Six US flags
- Eugene Shoemaker’s ashes
- Two golf balls
The connection? (Wait for it…) “Items left on the moon.”
Some of the questions are esoteric, and some impossible to answer for someone without ample local UK knowledge, but every game has had at least a question or two I was able to take a stab at answering. That’s the gold standard for any sort of quiz shows: it’s possible for the audience to participate, but difficult.
The downside, of course, is there are no reliable sources to watch it in the US. Moving directly to England may be the only rational solution.