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Toggy



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:12 pm    Post subject: University Challenge Reply with quote

I really enjoyed this series and was delighted to see Trinity win the trophy last night.
I was very impressed by the Slovakian chap on the Cambridge team, also the captain Morley was a very bright lad.
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it's been a good series,Toggy.....nice to hear Jeremy praise both teams at the end. Very Happy

I like the trophy.. a very nice looking object. Is there a new one every year,I wonder?

Another favourite quiz of mine, Fifteen-To-One, is back on Channel 4 with Sandi Toksvig taking the role that William G Stewart used to be so good at.

I always preferred it to Countdown.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Challenge TV have just got the rights to the 1st series of the original 15 To 1 and will be starting to show it soon.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's been a great series this year and I'm glad Trinity won although I was hoping SOAS would have got through their semi final.

I think my next door neighbour was on 15 To 1 years ago but I can't remember how he got on and I never saw it on TV!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:24 pm    Post subject: Re: University Challenge Reply with quote

Toggy wrote:
I really enjoyed this series and was delighted to see Trinity win the trophy last night.
I was very impressed by the Slovakian chap on the Cambridge team, also the captain Morley was a very bright lad.


I went through the entire series, thinking he was Polish! The semi-final was best, I thought, when they were behind to Manchester, and looked as if they were going to get beaten, until they went turbo charged in the last ten minutes. Astounding.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm looking forward to the final tonight. I'm sure there will be more viewers than normal with all the hoo-ha surrounding Mr Monkman. Very Happy

I don't think for one minute he will let it affect him...

'Monkmania' has Twitter buzzing ahead of University Final


https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/apr/09/eric-monkman-monkmania-takes-twitter-by-storm-ahead-of-university-challenge-final
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too Becky. I'm hoping the other team wins but I won't hold my breath. It will be a miss until the next season begins.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always back Oxford against Cambridge, stemming from my schooldays when we had a netball match at the time of the Boat Race and I was always in the Oxford team (I think I liked dark blue more than light blue). It was a good final tonight. There was one question which I was able to answer when none of the students could. Unfortunately I now can't remember what it was Embarassed Very Happy.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Me too Becky. I'm hoping the other team wins but I won't hold my breath. It will be a miss until the next season begins.

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Well they did just that,Helen!
FleetingEileenM wrote:
I always back Oxford against Cambridge, stemming from my schooldays when we had a netball match at the time of the Boat Race and I was always in the Oxford team (I think I liked dark blue more than light blue). It was a good final tonight. There was one question which I was able to answer when none of the students could. Unfortunately I now can't remember what it was Embarassed Very Happy.

I can never remember which is which,Eileen.. Confused

A decent final and Mr Monkman looked genuinely happy for the other team.

Good sportsmanship.

Jeremy seemed happy when Mr Monkman got a question wrong...surely not. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was pleased with the outcome Becky and I think Jeremy enjoyed it too!

I always mixed the colours up as well, until last summer at the son of a close friend's wedding, the wedding party ties and table accessories were in Cambridge blue as the bride and groom met there.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
I was pleased with the outcome Becky and I think Jeremy enjoyed it too!

I always mixed the colours up as well, until last summer at the son of a close friend's wedding, the wedding party ties and table accessories were in Cambridge blue as the bride and groom met there.

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Which is..? Wink Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mid to pale blue with a touch of turquoise thrown in. Well that was the colour of the ties!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Mid to pale blue with a touch of turquoise thrown in. Well that was the colour of the ties!

H

I'll see if that sticks,Helen... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
A decent final and Mr Monkman looked genuinely happy for the other team.

Good sportsmanship.

Jeremy seemed happy when Mr Monkman got a question wrong...surely not. Smile

That was a funny moment and I think Jeremy said something like "That was an absolutely useless answer"! I was reading about Eric Monkman and he seems genuinely bemused by all the attention being heaped on him. Some chap met him in the street and asked for a selfie with him as "my girlfriend loves you" Laughing. His parents and older sister are all doctors. Sis said fondly of him that he is a little eccentric Very Happy.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
becky sharp wrote:
A decent final and Mr Monkman looked genuinely happy for the other team.

Good sportsmanship.

Jeremy seemed happy when Mr Monkman got a question wrong...surely not. Smile

That was a funny moment and I think Jeremy said something like "That was an absolutely useless answer"!


Yes!.. Laughing
FleetingEileenM wrote:
I was reading about Eric Monkman and he seems genuinely bemused by all the attention being heaped on him. Some chap met him in the street and asked for a selfie with him as "my girlfriend loves you" Laughing. His parents and older sister are all doctors. Sis said fondly of him that he is a little eccentric Very Happy.

I think she might have something there... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr Monkman was on last year as well, wasn't he? There's a touch of Roy Cropper about him. Anyway, that's not why I've posted.

I got two answers that none of the finalists got. The second one was "dog" but unless I watch it again, I can't remember the first. That said, half of the questions might as well be in Esperanto.

Also, regarding Mr M, I found myself wondering how costly his two inaccurate "buzzing early" answers were. Could have made all the difference.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
Mr Monkman was on last year as well, wasn't he? There's a touch of Roy Cropper about him. Anyway, that's not why I've posted.


Yes! Very Happy ...his long lost son?

oldraver wrote:
I got two answers that none of the finalists got. The second one was "dog" but unless I watch it again, I can't remember the first. That said, half of the questions might as well be in Esperanto.

Also, regarding Mr M, I found myself wondering how costly his two inaccurate "buzzing early" answers were. Could have made all the difference.

His eagerness to buzz in early was a little uncharacteristic...perhaps he was a little nervous. He made some rather strange movements with his arms at one point...wonder what that was all about.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:

His eagerness to buzz in early was a little uncharacteristic...perhaps he was a little nervous. He made some rather strange movements with his arms at one point...wonder what that was all about.

I have just watched it again and I think he was trying to delay a too-eager answer to a tricky maths question, adding up the numbers of four elements.

The answer I knew which they didn't was Jacques Tati Smile …possibly a little lightweight for their superior brains? Their answer was Jean Luc Godard.
NB Tati was a comedic genius IMO Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was it, Eileen..Monsieur Hulot's Holiday! I was amazed nobody got it.
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FleetingEileenM wrote:
becky sharp wrote:

His eagerness to buzz in early was a little uncharacteristic...perhaps he was a little nervous. He made some rather strange movements with his arms at one point...wonder what that was all about.

I have just watched it again and I think he was trying to delay a too-eager answer to a tricky maths question, adding up the numbers of four elements.

Right,thanks for that,Eileen..it just looked ever so odd.Very Happy

FleetingEileenM wrote:
The answer I knew which they didn't was Jacques Tati Smile


oldraver wrote:
That was it, Eileen..Monsieur Hulot's Holiday!


That makes three of us who knew it... Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm enjoying,as usual, the Christmas editions of University Challenge with the (slightly Wink ) older contestants but was astonished that none of Ekow Eshun's team knew that Boadicea was the Queen of the Iceni tribe.. I thought that was common knowledge..obviously not. Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I knew the 'Iceni' answer! Very Happy

I always watch UC, and also Only Connect. It's the UC final tonight!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've really enjoyed this Christmas series.

I've not watched many Only Connect episodes, maybe I should give it a try.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
I knew the 'Iceni' answer! Very Happy

That makes two of us then...Very Happy

Schizoidman wrote:


I always watch UC, and also Only Connect. It's the UC final tonight!


An evenly matched contest until the last few questions. Quite pleased with myself I knew the Edna Ferber question, which none of the people asked knew.

Only Connect together with University Challenge is my regular Monday night viewing.

A while ago,for some unknown reason, they moved Only Connect to Friday nights...obviously proved an unpopular move as it was soon returned to it's Monday slot.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:59 am    Post subject: University Challenge New Season Reply with quote

It's that time of year again 8.30pm BBC2 and Jeremy Paxman!

Makes you feel as if summer is over but I'm looking forward to watching.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Helen.

No Only Connect - they're usually a twosome on a Monday?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure about that Becky, didn't they move Only Connect to a Friday?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Not sure about that Becky, didn't they move Only Connect to a Friday?

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They did,Helen, but I thought they moved it back to Monday.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just checked and it's Nadya's cookery programme at 8pm. Maybe when that has finished they will start Only Connect again.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That could well be the case - thanks Helen.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Just checked and it's Nadya's cookery programme at 8pm. Maybe when that has finished they will start Only Connect again.

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New series starts next Monday, at 8, before University Challenge,Helen.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh thank you for that Becky I'll give it a go!
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