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University Challenge At 60 | Preview (BBC Two)

60 years on since University Challenge first appeared on British television, the show holds the record for the UK’s longest running quiz.

To mark the occasion, this documentary tells the stories behind some of the series most memorable contestants, including Eric Monkman, Gail Trimble, Sandya Narayanswami and Jenny Ryan, as well as taking a look at the job of the question setters and paying tribute to the first question master, Bamber Gascoigne.

Finally, former students are once again put to the test to see if they can still correctly answer their successful starters for 10.

Before that, the hit quiz returns for a new series. In the first episode, the University of Bristol plays Durham University in the first match of the series, with a place in the second round at stake. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

University Challenge returns Monday 29th September at 8:30pm on BBC Two.


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