Balderdash and Piffle
Created byBBC
StarringVictoria Coren et al.
No. of episodes15 (+1 follow-up)
ProducerTakeaway Media
Running time30 Minutes
Original networkBBC Two
Picture format720x576 (anamorphic 16:9)
Original release2 January 2006 (2006-01-02) –
6 July 2007 (2007-07-06)
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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,[1][2] who also appeared in the "dictionary corner" in Countdown.[2]