UK Comedy Panel Show Age By Year

By @astronomyblog. Last updated 15 January 2017

A heat-map showing a yearly breakdown of age across episodes of UK comedy panel shows on TV and radio. The ages for every appearance on a comedy panel show episode is calculated and then binned to make a heat map. The darker the green colour of a cell, the more people were that age. The diagonal lines hint at individuals who have appeared on long-running shows.

YearAge (years)
05101520253035404550556065707580859095
Appearances with agesNo age known
1967
82
1968
8117
1969
12312
1970
1446
1971
1022
1972
2119
1973
2232
1974
125
1975
1682
1976
1241
1977
1256
1978
1969
1979
25118
1980
19916
1981
21916
1982
22717
1983
18612
1984
15429
1985
16214
1986
1369
1987
1808
1988
15013
1989
1621
1990
2252
1991
2308
1992
3116
1993
24014
1994
29111
1995
41812
1996
54830
1997
54422
1998
48317
1999
57218
2000
49820
2001
61021
2002
74835
2003
69718
2004
59936
2005
76425
2006
75420
2007
83545
2008
93761
2009
109626
2010
137837
2011
142562
2012
129232
2013
137979
2014
147087
2015
1516182
2016
1546374
2017
4510
All
251071531

A summary of 4744 episodes since 1967: