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MayBee70 Tue 27-Sep-22 19:48:52

Anyone watching the new series? Quiz night is back.

Floriel Tue 27-Sep-22 22:14:47

Yes! Making the most of dear Paxo while we still have him.

BigBertha1 Tue 27-Sep-22 22:22:45

Wouldn't miss it. I will miss Paxo and I hope he can remain well.

Deedaa Tue 27-Sep-22 22:27:59

Only Connect and University Challenge - Monday night is back!

TwiceAsNice Tue 27-Sep-22 22:40:52

Love it but it won’t be the same without Paxman he’s unique

notgran Wed 28-Sep-22 07:36:19

Yes we often remark Monday night's quiz programmes on BBC2 almost make the TV Licence value for money (almost). Love OC the most and am very proud of myself if I even understand half the questions. If I can understand the question and even answer any, then I am very proud.

MrsKen33 Wed 28-Sep-22 07:37:35

Yes quiz night is back. Add Mastermind too.

Mollygo Wed 28-Sep-22 07:49:48

Yes -Monday night is one of the best things about Autumn on TV. Notgran my thoughts about UC exactly.

MayBee70 Wed 28-Sep-22 08:04:07

I actually did quite well on Only Connect for the first time ever. Quite chuffed with myself ( by well I mean getting several answers right instead of one).

nanna8 Wed 28-Sep-22 09:16:16

I can’t stand the host . Past his use by.

annodomini Wed 28-Sep-22 10:23:57

I heaved a sigh of relief when I saw the schedule for Monday night. At last, freedom from endless, mindless repeats. I'm always happy when I can keep up with the Mastermind contestants. I scratch my head at the OC challenges and try to get the better of the bright young sparks on UC - though I am mystified by the mathematical questions, but then, so are the arts students.

MayBee70 Wed 28-Sep-22 11:20:12

Reading an article about the UC contestants it said that they are allocated certain subjects to swot up on. That’s why, when certain questions are asked the team captain seems to know who on the panel might know the answer. A bit like someone doing their specialist subject on Mastermind. By the way, was it just me that was unnerved by the lad with the weird hairdo on the losing team. It made me feel very awkward for him and I hesitate to mention it for that reason.

MawtheMerrier Wed 28-Sep-22 11:51:44

Weird hairdo? This one?
Presumably he chooses to wear his hair like this. Probably the height of trend among his buddies!

MayBee70 Wed 28-Sep-22 12:14:36

I don’t think that’s the reason which is why I didn’t like to say anything…

MayBee70 Mon 03-Oct-22 21:16:25

This was my best ever UC! Happy if I get a couple of answers right but tonight I got loads.

Callistemon21 Mon 03-Oct-22 21:33:09


This was my best ever UC! Happy if I get a couple of answers right but tonight I got loads.

Me too! Even some the contestants didn't get ?

Sar53 Mon 03-Oct-22 22:05:50

Same here, at least 4. That's 4 more than usual !!

madeleine45 Mon 03-Oct-22 22:16:52

Hooray for BBC2 and a chance to use my brain, learn some new things and have something more interesting and enjoyable to think about. Takes the mind away from the doom and gloom and total shambles of the news ! Cheers for monday evening!

Lucca Mon 03-Oct-22 22:31:12


I can’t stand the host . Past his use by.

You can’t mean Jeremy Paxman ? He’s marvellous (and although he has Parkinson’s he isn’t past any use by date )

Witzend Mon 03-Oct-22 22:44:21

I got 4 too - the Leeds castle one was just a guess - my right answers so often are!

Grandma70s Mon 03-Oct-22 22:50:57

I love both OC and UC. Especially UC, because I am better at it. I watch to try and answer the questions. I rarely even know or care which team won, unless I have a personal interest in the team.. It’s my own performance I’m judging. UC had some very easy questions tonight, I thought - but then any question is easy if you know it. I found OC harder.

I like Jeremy Paxman very much and will miss him.

MayBee70 Mon 03-Oct-22 23:03:17

OC was really hard tonight. I’m trying to concentrate more on that because I realised I was so sure I wouldn’t know the answers that I didn’t really try.

Callistemon21 Mon 03-Oct-22 23:20:41

I got a couple, some of both walls and the Australian animals apart from the bird which I'd never heard of. (Not Emu, that was easy, the other one ?)

MayBee70 Tue 04-Oct-22 00:55:57

The Mothers Pride one caught me out.

MrsKen33 Tue 04-Oct-22 05:29:28

We were on form last night. DH got 3 OC and me 2 and we both got quite a few UC. Doesn’t always happen that way though. Got the Mother’s Pride though.