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Topic # 162069 28-Jan-2015 10:54
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I used to watch this show (and I am betraying my age a bit here) when it was shown on TV locally with Peter Sinclair (he died too early) and also TVNZ (if that is what they were called) also broadcast the UK version.

I rediscovered the show when I was channel surfing on BBC iPlayer, watched the BBC version,  and discovered how much I enjoyed (!) pitting my knowledge against "brainy" students. Though for the UK show, many of the questions are really only answerable if you grew up in the UK since it's hardly "general" knowledge for a Kiwi.

Anyway the show has been resurrected by Cue in Southland and they secured airtime with Prime.  The show is quite enjoyable, albeit not as polished as the BBC version but then their quizmaster, Jeremy Paxman, is a seasoned broadcaster with years of on-air experience. In fact I suspect his interviewing style (evident when he was on BBC's News Night) has influenced many of our TV journalists here though they are not quite as adept.

For those who want to see students from their alma maters compete against each other, with questions that they can possibly answer, check it out. And of course these days you don't have to get up at 11:30am to watch it - that's what DVR's are for!




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  Reply # 1223897 28-Jan-2015 11:21
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We did our very best to be loyal kiwis, but we only managed one episode before going back to Jeremy on the BBC iPlayer.




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  Reply # 1224003 28-Jan-2015 12:42
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I found whole seasons of Jeremy on Youtube!  It's fun to watch and I am happy to get a few right answers but I think the NZ show will get better as they get more experienced. Apparently they shot the entire series in one weekend!

http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/10216603/University-Challenge-returns-to-NZ




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