After two great weeks when my skeleton crew of a team won the quiz in the rugby club, last Thursday it was my turn to be question master again.I made a connections quiz ( all new connections, none taken from my Connections Quiz Book just in case. Not that I'm discouraging any of the players from the club from buying it, you understand. 100 rounds, all for just over the price of a pint - available on the Kindle from Amazon, just click on the link on the left , thanks for asking.) It seemed to go down OK. I was having a little chat with Terry from the victorious Lemurs team , and he mentioned that the BBC are currently repeating Mastermind episodes, under the title Classic Mastermind, on weekdays. "Oh frabjous day!" I exclaimed, or words to that effect.
In response to further questions Terry told me that far from being shows from the Magnus Magnusson era - which if I'm honest would be my definition of 'classic' Masterminds - they were in fact from Andy's 2003 series. Not that I'm trying to imply that these weren't as good, not at all. But I don't know, the word 'classic' seemed to imply something a little more - how should one say - old.
Not that I'm really complaining. I'm all for repeats of the show. In fact I was so excited that rather than go straight to bed when I got in as I would normally do on a Thursday I went straight to the iplayer. Only to find out that not only are the shows being broadcast in the middle of the afternoon when I'm at work, but they are also unavailable on the iplayer. Which is a real pain, since it means that I'm going to have to buy something to record the shows on now - whatever it is today that does the job that video recorders used to do back in the day.