|Balderdash and Piffle|
|Starring||Victoria Coren et al.|
|No. of episodes||15 (+1 follow-up)|
|Running time||30 Minutes|
|Original network||BBC Two|
|Picture format||720x576 (anamorphic 16:9)|
|Original release||2 January 2006 –|
6 July 2007
Balderdash and Piffle is a British television programme on BBC in which the writers of the Oxford English Dictionary asked the public for help in finding the origins and first known citations of a number of words and phrases. Presented by Victoria Coren, it was a companion to the dictionary's Wordhunt project.
The OED panel consisted of John Simpson, the Chief Editor of the OED; Peter Gilliver, who was also the captain of the Oxford University Press team in University Challenge: The Professionals; and etymologist Tania Styles, who also appeared in the "dictionary corner" in Countdown.