In case you don't know, Only Connect hosted by the divine and stone cold foxy Victoria Coren-Mitchell has run for 7 series on BBC4 since 2008. With audiences regularly around the million mark, it is one of the most watched shows on 'the multi-channels'.
Ideally in crossing over to the other side it will retain its notoriously tricky questions - no dumbing down please! - and also keep its regular schedule, immediately after BBC2's University Challenge; just to keep the brainbox and cultured vibe on a Monday night. Albeit the kind of brainboxy culture that also allows the odd letch at Victoria's beautifully curvy figure - especially when she commences the wall round
Victoria has herself said this about the move "I and the rest of the Only Connect team are hugely excited about our Icarus-like flight towards the sun of mainstream broadcasting. If our wings start melting, I'll just flap harder"
The 7th series is currently airing on BBC4 (as I say, another ep is just about to commence at 8:30 tonight) and series 8 will be broadcast in the spring of 2014 on 4 as its swansong before series 9 begins on BBC2 later that year.
This avid viewer can only hope that nothing changes at all, and that Victoria deigns to wear this particular dress once again
Incidentally, I recently read Victoria and Charlie Skelton's book Once More With Feeling, an hilarious, poignant and always in depth account of their attempts - after spending time reviewing porn for a magazine - to actually make the greatest ever porn film on a shoestring budget with a bunch of sex workers in Amsterdam. It really is an eye opener and a great read with some genuine laugh out loud moments from the witty pair as well as a really an honest depiction of the cast they gathered together. I was especially touched by Victoria's almost romance with the leading man, a shy gentlemanly bisexual. It also taught me a few things about the porn industry. I have never classed myself as a naif but I must admit I had no idea what an 'airlock' was! Not sure I actually wanted to know either ;)