Or put it another way, I’m glad that’s over ! Watching it, I mean. Actually playing in AYAE was actually great fun.Also it means that I have fulfilled my resolution made in January to take part in another TV quiz this year.
Tonight’s “Are You An Egghead?” was filmed back in the end of May IIRC, and its funny how you forget some of what actually happened on the show. The abiding memory that I have of the show is of what a nice guy Peter Ediss is. If you watched the show, and noticed Dermot’s comment at the end it may seem a little surprising, but what the editors have skilfully cut out is the amount of talking we were doing with each other between the questions.
Well, onto the show. I won the first round on TV, which is usually one of my stronger subjects, and I’m not totally daft, so picked Kevin. Then Peter rightfully won the Art and Books, and the Sport rounds, bringing him Barry and Daphne. That’s a serious thing to consider when you play in the show. You have to reckon that Barry and Daphne will both bring you correct answers in the final round. Then, amazingly, I won rounds on Music and Science, probably two of my least favourite rounds of all. Lucky questions brought me the Music, and lucky guesses on the third option brought me the Science.
In the final round first Kevin and then CJ dug me out of holes, contributing 2 of my 4 answers. Poor Peter was forced to use Barry for a horrible distance question, easily the hardest question of the final round. This left him to have to guess in which London thoroughfare the Ritz hotel is situated. He correctly whittled it down to 50/50, but went the wrong way. So I won without Judith by 4 points to 2, but believe me it was a lot closer than it looked on the small screen.