Insert Name Here

(BBC 2, 2016-2019)

Suzannah was one of two resident historians (the other was Prof. Kate Williams) on BBC 2’s comedy panel show, Insert Name Here, appearing eleven times during the four years of its run.

It was presented by Sue Perkins – making her the first female presenter of a mainstream British comedy TV show – and team captains were Richard Osman and Josh Widdicombe.

Each week’s episode revolved around people who shared the same name and the aim of the game was to find out the best possessor of that name.

‘the chemistry really worked, with everyone contributing intelligently and amusingly. It is funny and it is (fairly) clever, which is pretty close to the panel-show holy grail’

The Times


Written by Will Ing and Paul Powell

Producer: Margaret Anne Docherty

Executive Producers: Paul McGettigan, Dan Gaster, and Michael Mannes

Made by 12 Yard and Black Dog Television for BBC 2

Other appearances