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University Challenge 2020/21
« on: July 03, 2020, 01:32:45 PM »
Episode one (Glasgow v Exeter) to air on 13 July 2020.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000kxwm

I'd heard that they had to suspend filming when COVID hit. I wonder if they're waiting to finish it or they zoomed it. Let's hope it's not the latter.

Re: University Challenge 2020/21
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2020, 12:55:22 PM »
Thought Glasgow v Exeter was a good match last night. Two really good teams, and I imagine the losing team will come back as a high scorer.

Weirdly, they almost completely recycled a music round from last year: https://youtu.be/ZM7QKNfKTIM?t=868. Same theme, same order, but with one different song.

Re: University Challenge 2020/21
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2020, 08:18:21 PM »
Leicester v Durham

Another good match with two more decent teams. Eyles on Leicester was the best individual buzzer, with 70 points, but Durham had a better spread of correct starters as a team. I thought Durham spent far too much time discussing bonuses only to pass. While sometimes inspiration can strike, most of the time you either know it or you don't, and it's not worth wasting time over a possible five points that you don't even get. Paxman really should have shouted at them to get on with it one or two times, especially as it happened near the near the end of the match.

I really liked the flag round, very creative.

Re: University Challenge 2020/21
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2020, 11:00:45 PM »
Excellent work from one of the captains this week to instantly shut down the attempt to confer on one of the starter questions.

Re: University Challenge 2020/21
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2020, 11:26:59 PM »
Excellent work from one of the captains this week to instantly shut down the attempt to confer on one of the starter questions.

Yeah that was great.

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