Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Appearing on University Challenge

Last night one of my daughters asked if I'd been on University Challenge. I said 'No,' but ironically within minutes I was receiving phone calls to tell me that I had been. Sort of. Somewhat bizarrely I was the subject of a question on this venerable BBC quiz show. Take a look:
Slightly shocked does not come close to describing it. Gobsmacked was closer. I must admit I wish that two out of three of the books listed weren't amongst my more obscure titles. And it would have been fun if the team had got the answer right. Even so, it's rather a nice feeling...

7 comments:

  1. Brian, you are no longer an author, you are a national institution.

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  2. Saw this. I think an honourable mention on University Challenge is something of a milestone moment!

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  3. Now I've got to work out how to get a mention on the Archers...

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  4. Can you hear me laughing from the other side of the world? Your name spoken in the rushed and ever-annoyed voice of Jeremy Paxman...are there no liits to your success?

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  5. You've obviously missed a trick in not getting any of your books onto the required reading lists that students get sent before they go to uni....either that or you need to write a must-have science text book.

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  6. I don't know how you do get your books onto required reading lists, Ian. I know one or two have been in the US...

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