The name game

Panel show pilot for Sue Perkins

Sue Perkins is to front a BBC One panel show pilot, based around people who share the same name.

Name Dropping involves teams of comics and other celebrities answering trivia questions about famous people

The idea has been in development for a couple of years, with various names and presenters. Last year, Miranda Hart hosted a pilot called And You Are? about 'a group of famous people, with absolutely nothing in common but their first name'.

Name Dropping will be recorded in front of a studio audience at BBC Television Centre later this month. See our Free Tickets page if you want to be among them.

Perkins is finding new favour with the BBC following the success of The Great British Bake Off, which she co-hosts. Her sitcom Heading Out started last week, and she continues to host Radio 4 panel show Dilemma.

Published: 3 Mar 2013

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