Saturday, 22 November 2014

LAM Podcast 20

In this week's show: -

General Knowledge questions
Birmingham Mega Quiz
Mastermind - University Challenge - Only Connect
The Court of Public Opinion
Do You Remember
Answers to last week's questions


Andrew B. said...

All the rounds in Screen Test were observation rounds - I think I remember them saying once that they thought it was the only fair way to do it.

Brian Trueman was better known for writing/voicing shows such as Dangermouse and Count Duckula.

dxdtdemon said...

Not exactly sure where I should put this, but the glass bowl is only worth 400-500 pounds? I have a feeling that if one came up for sale, it would be at least 10 times that, and if it was Housego or Ashman, 100 times that at auction.

Londinius said...

Hi guys,

Yes, I remember Brian Trueman now.

I think with the valuation is that nobody knows how much one would fetch if it came up for sale. The point Andy was making was that it would cost you that much for a replacement - I'm guessing that is with the commission for Dennis Mann to engrave it - which seems a bit cheap, I grant you.

In Magnus Magnusson's 1997 book "I've Started So I'll Finish" he stated categorically that no bowl had ever been sold or broken, and as far as I know that is still the case. Until something is actually sold, you cannot say how much it is worth - like anything else, it is only worth the highest price that someone else is prepared to pay for it.

Which is totally academic anyway since it's not for sale. Good fun day out.