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University Challenge new series starts 15 July

 
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:30 pm    Post subject: University Challenge new series starts 15 July Reply with quote

If anyone watches a reminder that the new series begins tonight.

I don't get many right but it keeps the old grey matter turning!

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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Helen!

As you say,good for the old grey cells...I surprised myself (and my daughter Very Happy ) once (just the once) when I answered a fair few of the questions ...usually it's just the odd couple or so.

I wait for the music round...

I carry on challenging the grey cells with Only Connect that starts over on BBC4 when University Challenge finishes...do you watch that?
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graham b



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another faux pas by Paxman last night. He expressed incredulity at someone answering a recording of Fagin from Oliver as Omid Djalili saying that would be "interesting casting" when he was actuallly Fagin in the 2009 production.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly Paxman lately seems to be suffering from the 'Clarkson' effect

i.e. allowing his personality to override the need for competence and proper research in one's given field of expertise

Bamber Gascoigne would never have allowed that to happen - he was a true professional Smile
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Colin



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
Bamber Gascoigne would never have allowed that to happen - he was a true professional Smile


I met him at an event I was working on at the British Library a few years ago. He doesn't seem to have aged! (And yes, I agree with you re: Paxman's style).
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