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Bez

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University Challenge
« on: January 23, 2018, 08:20:56 AM »
I know there are a few other fans on here, so probably worthy of its own thread....

This year's bunch are severely lacking in personailty, apart from the bloke the other week who had a bow in his har. He just looked like a twat.

Questions are either getting easier or I'm getting cleverer

2 blokes from Hemel on earlier in the series  ;)
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Re: University Challenge
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2018, 17:00:51 PM »
I know there are a few other fans on here, so probably worthy of its own thread....

This year's bunch are severely lacking in personailty, apart from the bloke the other week who had a bow in his har. He just looked like a twat.

Questions are either getting easier or I'm getting cleverer

2 blokes from Hemel on earlier in the series  ;)


I watch it although I’m a couple of episodes behind. I agree there don’t appear to be any interesting personalities this year but I’m still astonished what a bunch of 20 year olds know. I can usually answer a few questions, some of which is because I’ve been around a long time and have had more time to learn stuff (and forget it). There was one recently with questions about electronics which I should have known since I have a degree in electronics but I just couldn’t remember the details. Mind you I did graduate back in the dark ages of 1983.  :o


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Re: University Challenge
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2018, 18:06:17 PM »

I can usually answer a few questions, some of which is because I’ve been around a long time...
That was my reckoning on being able to answer some of the questions; can usually get into double figures  ::)


Anyone watch the Christmas specials? They repeated 2015 & 2016's before showing 2017's which included Bruce Dickinson & Adrian Chiles in the same team!
Most of the 2017 programmes are still on the i-player but are starting to disappear; you've 12 days to view the Final (worth watching...).

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Re: University Challenge
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2019, 22:59:59 PM »
The American bloke in the Cambridge team tonight was really irritating.

High-fecking-fives FFS!
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Re: University Challenge
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2019, 23:33:10 PM »
The American bloke in the Cambridge team tonight was really irritating.

High-fecking-fives FFS!
He was even WORSE in their last match!


Paxman also needs to be even more strict on the guy's habit of buzzing in and not answering straight away - I'd be passing the questions over every time to teach him a lesson!  >:( 
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Re: University Challenge
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2019, 12:32:41 PM »
I watch it occasionally, but it's not one of my favourite quiz shows.