Only Connect has just two episodes left of series 17 – the third-place play-off and the final.

The quiz show, presented by Victoria Coren Mitchell, sees teams compete by finding connections between seemingly unrelated things.

The title of the program is taken from a passage in E M Forster's 1910 novel Howards End which says, "Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted".

The BBC TWO series where “knowledge will only take you so far” has amassed a cult following with viewers singing its praises via social media.

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One fan Joe Gibney Tweeted in defence of the television licence fee, “What has the BBC ever done for us? The #OnlyConnect third place play-off. The defence rests.”

Only Connect third-place play-off

In tonight’s episode two teams battle it out, drawing together the connections between things which, at first glance, seem utterly random, in the hope they can snatch third place.

Watch tonight (January 17) at 8pm on BBC Two or catch up via BBC iPlayer.

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Only Connect final

In the series final, players using a combination of general knowledge, patience and lateral thinking will go head-to-head in the show’s 400th episode.

Hoping to be crowned Only Connect series champions they will face puzzlers such as what connects Nineteen Eighty-Four, World Snooker Championships [usually], Home-Thoughts, from Abroad and the tax year.

For the answer, tune in to the Only Connect final on Monday, January 24 at 8pm or catch up via iPlayer.