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Newcastle University

A quiz show hosted by Steve Punt where a team of three University students take on a team of their professors. This week from Newcastle University.

A funny and dynamic quiz show hosted by Steve Punt - this week from Newcastle University with specialist subjects including Physiological Sciences, Sociology and Media and Communication and questions ranging from Bach and benzene rings to Mills and Boon and Mick Jagger.

The programme is recorded on location at a different University each week, and it pits three Undergraduates against three of their Professors in an original and fresh take on an academic quiz.

The rounds vary between Specialist Subjects and General Knowledge, quickfire bell-and-buzzer rounds and the Highbrow and Lowbrow round cunningly devised to test not only the students' knowledge of current affairs, history, languages and science, but also their Professors' awareness of television, sport, and quite possibly Justin Bieber. In addition, the Head-to-Head rounds see students take on their Professors in their own subjects, offering plenty of scope for mild embarrassment on both sides.

Other Universities featured in this series include Merton College Oxford, Dundee, Hertfordshire, Sheffield and Brunel.

Produced by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.

28 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter Steve Punt
Producer David Tyler