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What IS the best thing since sliced bread? Hugh Dennis is finding out...

Our three guests will provide their own answer to that question, arguing their cases with wit and vigour. They’ll deliver a very short monologue on why their nomination is the best thing since sliced bread (which first appeared on July 7th 1928, by the way), after which Hugh and the other two guests will cross swords with them in debate. At the end of the programme Hugh will choose a winner. Not that that matters that much – it’s entertainment we’re after here, not scientific rigour.

The guests can nominate anything - animal, vegetable, mineral, real, fictional or metaphysical - anything in fact, that they have an enthusiasm for. They might choose Ian Botham, the sat-nav, Brief Encounter, Valerie Singleton, the Rubik’s Cube, the moon landings, Pop Tarts, penicillin, Britney Spears, nylon, the QVC shopping channel...

But they could not choose Bruce Forsyth. Because Bruce Forsyth is five months older than sliced bread.


Admittance is for those aged 18 years and over.