Mastermind - Episode 10
Another week, and another all male heat. It seems like the BBCs plea for female contenders to come forward for auditions must have fallen on a lot of deaf ears. Out of the 40 contenders we've seen face the black chair so far this year, a grand total of 8 of them have been women. Mind you, three of these all won their heats and gained a place in the semi finals. Oh well, back to this week's show. All 4 contenders were Mastermind virgins, and none of them managed to gain a winning advantage in the first round. Mick Schnackenberg, Mark Hannon and Thomas Armer all tied on 13, with Mark Samuelson a little way behind on 10. In the end Thomas Armer edged his way home with a good General Knowledge round of 13. These weren't all easy questions, and with a couple more points on his specialist he just might be worth an each way bet to reach the final. Please spare a thought for Mark Hannon. His score of 25 and 2 passes would have won 4 of the 10 heats that have been transmitted so far.
|Mick Schnackenberg||The Victoria Cross||13 - 2 passes||GK - 6 - 3 passes||Total 19 - 5 passes|
|Mark Hannon||Life and Career of Bobby Fischer 1||3 - 0 passes||GK - 12 - 2 passes||Total 25 - 2 passes|
|Thomas Armer||Le Mans 24 hour race||13 - 0 passes||GK - 13 - 0 passes||Total 26 - 0|
|Mark Samuelson||the seaman Thomas Cochrane||10 - 3 passes||GK - 7 -3||Total 17 - 6 passes|