And so to Edinburgh, and the 4th quiz of the week. I kept an eye out for our own Brian Pendreigh, and I wasn’t disappointed. More of that after.
The quiz was presented by Dr. Paul, a self-effacing, shy and retiring sort who, according to Biggins, describes himself as Scotland’s top quiz master. Of his own quiz Dr. Paul said “ I wouldn’t say it’s the best quiz in the world. . . “ You said a mouthful there, Doc. Then he went and spoiled it before saying that some people have described it in this way. Oh well, you pays yer money and you takes yer choc ice. Once again we were in the land of the gimmick. Themed rounds, guessing questions, anagrams, etc. All well and good if you like that sort of thing.
Well, I spoiled the show yesterday for those who hadn’t seen it already, and I warn you again not to read any further if you haven’t seen it yourself. Right, well, having Brian Pendreigh playing against them my hopes were never high for Harvey’s Angels, and they finished well down the table, in 7th place if I’m not much mistaken. Tempers again were a little frayed, but believe me, I’ve seen much worse in the flesh in my time in teams I’ve played for and against. What was a bit naughty was not showing us who actually won. Once we saw other teams jeering at the Angels after they were announced in 7th place we cut away immediately, and that was a bit of a swizz. So Brian , if you’re reading, can you put us all out of your misery ? Did you win ?
BTW - I'm off on a school trip tonight - Normandy - Paris - Parc Asterix . Its a dirty job but someone has to do it , so I'll be neglecting you until Monday , I'm afraid. Work is the curse of the quizzing classes.