Dwyrain Hull Kingston
As I attempt to leave for Llandudno an SOS call comes from the Mastermind Cymru production office. In a question about a member of Tony Blair's cabinet, asked during the first round recordings some months ago, I referred to 'Dwyrain Hull Kingston' or 'Hull Kingston East'. Had I got the Welsh the wrong way round? I didn't think so. The question had been answered correctly but now there was some concern that the name of the constituency varied from source to source. What should it be?
In true Mastermind tradition the verifier - aka the harried producer - makes a call to the constituency office and finds a helpful voice at the end of the line. The constituency in the 70s was East Kingston upon Hull. Sure? Yes. Quite sure. Yes. And again, in true Mastermind tradition, one more check.
"Can I make a note of your name?"
"Oh my God!"
"Not quite but you're close".
Off to Llandudno now.