UK Comedy Panel Show Age By Year

By @astronomyblog. Last updated 11 February 2019

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
20015
1981
22114
1982
23212
1983
18810
1984
15924
1985
16412
1986
1378
1987
1817
1988
15013
1989
1621
1990
2252
1991
2308
1992
3367
1993
28814
1994
29111
1995
41812
1996
54830
1997
54422
1998
49337
1999
61823
2000
56836
2001
68829
2002
80537
2003
72421
2004
62342
2005
76524
2006
75519
2007
83545
2008
93959
2009
119727
2010
141136
2011
143260
2012
129331
2013
143782
2014
153592
2015
1584193
2016
1826392
2017
1521462
2018
1126387
2019
357
All
287652449

A summary of 5515 episodes since 1967: