Barry has been a panellist on four hundred and twenty-two shows. He currently holds the record for more appearances on the show than anyone else, if you include the six editions of the first series where he acted as chairman. ( Click here for a list of these.) Barry has a few running gags, most notably his tendency to insist that two consecutive words in Word For Word are the name of a sixties band and the fact that he [allegedly!] likes to drink.

Series 50 Show 01

Inadvisable Openings: Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe: "Oh, there's the ship now."

Series 49 Show 06

Uxbridge English Dictionary: "La vie en rose : Pink toilet"

Series 49 Show 05

Dead Air: "Turnip Watch with Bill Oddie"

Series 49 Show 04

Undelivered Mail from History: "Dear Michaelangelo, His Holiness wants the ceiling plain white emulsion."

Series 49 Show 03

Uxbridge English Dictionary: "Pastiche : What Sean Connery eatsh in Cornwall"

Series 49 Show 02

Uxbridge English Dictionary: "Dialogue : An awful piece of wood"