Thursday, 30 August 2012
50 Years of University Challenge
If you haven't listened to last Saturday Night's Radio 4 Archive on 4 show celebrating 50 years of University Challenge, can I suggest that you might well enjoy it, and point you in the direction of the iplayer ? I've read the 40 years of UC book, and seen TV documentaries about the show, but there were things I didn't know in this one. If nothing else you'll have the pleasure of hearing Russell Davies announcing the scores in my BoB final, when Anne, Rob and I were absolutely trounced by Ian. Ian is interviewed in the show in his role of coach to Oxford Brookes. There's an interview with Gail Trimble, and another notable to feature is former winner Sean Blanchflower, whose own website is the oracle for me on anything to do with UC, and if you've never been, you can find the link in my recommended links. Good show, a most pleasurable hour. I'll end with a paraphrase - I like the description of UC as a show which reminds you that the world is not actually going to hell in a handcart. Well said.