Gyles Brandreth

Gyles Brandreth is a writer, broadcaster, former MP and government whip, now best known as a reporter for The One Show on BBC1, a regular on Radio 4’s Just A Minute and the host of Wordaholics on Radio 4. A former Oxford scholar and President of the Oxford Union, a journalist and award-winning interviewer, a theatre producer, an actor and after-dinner speaker, he has been collecting quotations for more than fifty years.

Articles by Gyles Brandreth


From Boris Johnson to Oscar Wilde: who is the wittiest of them all?

Today marks the publication of the fifth edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations, now under the editorship of broadcaster and former MP Gyles Brandreth. But who is the wittiest of them all? To celebrate this new edition of the Dictionary, Brandreth here reveals the people most quoted in its pages, and also highlights […]