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#650386 - Mon Aug 29 2011 10:41 AM University Challenge - UK alert
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Tonight, 8 p.m. on BBC2, University Challenge - drum roll - representing the University of Manchester we have masquerading as a "first year undergraduate reading Biochemistry", yes it's a Llama!

Bit pointless wishing Doublemm luck as the show was recorded months ago but we still don't know what happened... Go Mike!
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#650390 - Mon Aug 29 2011 11:08 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Doublemm (Peanut) always does his best. cool

Plus, he is a Llama. wink

No contest! He is a winner! smile

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#650399 - Mon Aug 29 2011 12:34 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Daymare]
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Thanks for letting us know, Flopsy. I always watch this anyway but it will be with added interest now.
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#650403 - Mon Aug 29 2011 02:19 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: rossian]
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Congrats. I rarely watch, but I actually knew a few of the answers this time. Must be interesting to play

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#650451 - Mon Aug 29 2011 06:59 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: malik24]
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I LOVE University Challenge...watch it every week here in the colonies. I'll be glued to the old laptop tonight when the quizzes are done and the kids are in bed. Thanks Flopsy! And good luck Mike! grin

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#650519 - Tue Aug 30 2011 04:43 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Barbarini]
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Thanks for the support smile. It was fun, but nerve-wracking.
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#650521 - Tue Aug 30 2011 05:09 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: doublemm]
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You did well, Mike. Buzzing in for the first starter was brave. I think I'd be paralyzed by fear.
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#663254 - Tue Oct 25 2011 08:31 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: rossian]
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Hi all, my second round match will be shown on 21st November, BBC2 8pm.
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#669646 - Mon Nov 21 2011 08:46 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: doublemm]
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University Challenge tonight! Watch the llama star - or sink into oblivion, we're not quite sure yet which it will be... wink
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#669673 - Mon Nov 21 2011 11:23 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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I'm sure he'll be a star, even if his team loses.
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#669696 - Mon Nov 21 2011 01:22 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: rossian]
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He got a few marriage offers via Twitter after his performance last time. I think that made him sweat more than the programme.

Not that I copied them on to the Llamas' messageboard at all... would I do that? laugh
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#669718 - Mon Nov 21 2011 03:49 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Are you sure the marriage offers weren't from you? Well done, Mike - another stellar performance.
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#669727 - Mon Nov 21 2011 04:05 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: rossian]
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I'm not going to marry anyone who buzzes in on a question about myxomatosis! laugh
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#669747 - Mon Nov 21 2011 05:12 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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I'm sure you were his inspiration for that answer, Flopsy.
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#669751 - Mon Nov 21 2011 05:24 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: rossian]
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LOL, you may be right. tongue
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#669897 - Tue Nov 22 2011 05:37 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Congratulations again to Mike and Manchester.
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#669920 - Tue Nov 22 2011 09:13 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: TabbyTom]
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I watched them all but only found this today- are there any replays about so I can put a face to the name? I'd have loved to go on myself, but I was at a polytechnic and although they've been on a few times since they became a university it was long after I'd been and gone. It would almost be worth doing another course now just for a chance as I've been playing along with my mother for years and can both keep up although it took me many quizzes playing here to catch her up.

We did have a team member on Mastermind on Friday as well who I luckily did recognise but came a bit late to this one blush
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#669971 - Wed Nov 23 2011 02:15 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: satguru]
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It's on the BBC website, Satguru, so you should be able to catch up with it.
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#669986 - Wed Nov 23 2011 09:06 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: rossian]
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Alas the BBC doesn't allow we colonials to watch anything. I suppose your poor cousins in the Antipodes will be able to see it on youtube perchance? *tugs forelock*
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#669988 - Wed Nov 23 2011 09:24 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Tizzabelle]
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Here's the epidsode

If you need a proxy server to watch it there are plenty of safe ones to choose from.
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#669989 - Wed Nov 23 2011 09:36 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: satguru]
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I'm sending you a note Tizzabelle - several non-UK Llamas have been able to watch via a proxy so the same method should work for you. If anyone else wants to know how, just let me know.

PS It's not illegal!
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#669993 - Wed Nov 23 2011 11:09 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Brilliant! I can now watch the English Auntie laugh Well done Manchester! I felt so ignorant for most of it but I take consolation in knowing the Shakespearean quote that even Oxford didn't know. One does have to take solace in small victories wink
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#674227 - Mon Dec 19 2011 08:49 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Tizzabelle]
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Tonight Manchester's team bus tries to run over University College London...
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#674231 - Mon Dec 19 2011 09:34 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Let's hope there are no questions about rabbits tonight - no Fatal Attraction, or Mr McGregor to frighten our very own bunny rabbit.
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#685270 - Mon Jan 30 2012 06:52 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: rossian]
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And here we go again... tonight, ladies and gents, at 8.00 p.m. on BBC2, the jumper-wearing Mancunians face the Geordies in what is a deciding match, roll up, roll up (and I don't mean Mike the Llama's collar) (or a crafty smoke behind the bikeshed - English is such a wonderful language, why do things have so many meanings?). In the current round, the teams play best of three and both Manchester and Newcastle have each lost one game already so whoever loses tonight is on the bus home. Which as the programme is recorded in Manchester wouldn't be far for some of them.

I'm beginning to feel myxomatosis creeping up on me but I should be okay, they can't ask the same question twice. smile

Can they? eek
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#685310 - Mon Jan 30 2012 02:41 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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I'll be watching tonight Flopsy...don't spill the beans until tomorrow please...you'll be in bed by the time I sit down to see it.

Good luck Mr. Mike!

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#685316 - Mon Jan 30 2012 02:51 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Barbarini]
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No spoilers from me.

Click to reveal..
Not even here! wink
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#685370 - Mon Jan 30 2012 04:25 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Got your note flops...won't have a chance to do anything until I get home from work...thank you!

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#685387 - Mon Jan 30 2012 04:33 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Originally Posted By: flopsymopsy
I'm beginning to feel myxomatosis creeping up on me but I should be okay, they can't ask the same question twice. smile

Can they? eek


Maybe not about myxo but how about "Which virus was "accidentally" released into Australia to control rabbits?" or even better "Calicivirus was "accidentally released into Australia to control which feral animal?" wink
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#685399 - Mon Jan 30 2012 04:48 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Tizzabelle]
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Ha, Tizz, I think the first of your questions was the one they asked, or something very like it. Naturally it did not go unnoticed on the Llamas' board that our pet Challenge star had been rather quiet until a question about a virus in Australia appeared but he piped up then, didn't he?

And in case he thinks I'm bearing a grudge, well yes, young Michael, I am!
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#685440 - Mon Jan 30 2012 05:29 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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I remember the q about myxo being asked but not the specifics. I haven't seen the subsequent episodes yet. It would be great if a q was asked about calicivirus too! You'd better not set foot in the country as both are still around and you can't be vaccinated against either (I'm pretty sure) unless there are special circumstances wink
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#685446 - Mon Jan 30 2012 05:54 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Tizzabelle]
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Phooey, been to Oz, escaped. tongue

They don't keep these programmes on iPlayer for long - just for the week between one show and the next, so if you want to watch tonight's programme get to it!
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#685450 - Mon Jan 30 2012 06:00 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Originally Posted By: flopsymopsy
Phooey, been to Oz, escaped. tongue


We kept most of the convicts but there were some so bad we had to send them back. wink
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#686109 - Wed Feb 01 2012 08:04 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Tizzabelle]
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Great game on Monday! What a team! Can't wait to see if they get through to the finals. Thanks for the head's up flopsy.

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#686111 - Wed Feb 01 2012 08:26 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Tizzabelle]
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Originally Posted By: Tizzabelle
We kept most of the convicts but there were some so bad we had to send them back. wink

My ancestor that came back got a free pardon, I'll have you know. He was innocent!

Well, okay, he was guilty but they decided the crime wasn't that bad. He was a Machine Breaker - a bit like the Tolpuddle Martyrs without a union but with an 'ammer. wink

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Great game on Monday! What a team! Can't wait to see if they get through to the finals.

That's the highest score this series. They have another match in this quarter-final round to go and they have to win that to get through to the semis.
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#686271 - Thu Feb 02 2012 06:42 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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It's safe to post now? Yes, they were on fire on Monday, although I did notice one person buzzing in and then forgetting the answer! Not that I'm criticising - it's much easier to sit on the sofa and know the answer (well, maybe 5% of them). I hope the next QF match is as good, and a win.
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#692147 - Mon Feb 20 2012 06:22 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: rossian]
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Originally Posted By: rossian
I hope the next QF match is as good, and a win.


Tonight, BBC2, 8.00 p.m.

Tell no one. whistle
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#692161 - Mon Feb 20 2012 08:10 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Thanks flopsy. Fingers crossed.... smilee

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#692170 - Mon Feb 20 2012 08:29 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Barbarini]
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OK Flopsy. If you promise not to tell anyone, I won't either.
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#692171 - Mon Feb 20 2012 08:37 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: rossian]
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My lips are sealed. wink
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#692236 - Mon Feb 20 2012 02:08 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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I'm watching, but I promise not to tell anyone....
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#692242 - Mon Feb 20 2012 02:30 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Quiz_Beagle]
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One word... WOW!

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#692243 - Mon Feb 20 2012 02:36 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: MaggieG]
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Well, don't tell anyone, but that was Very Exciting! (Oh, and it's a bit late now, but you might like to consider this quiz, doublemm http://www.funtrivia.com/quizdetails.cfm?quiz=300052)

;-)
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#692244 - Mon Feb 20 2012 02:40 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Quiz_Beagle]
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LOL, he claims to be some sort of Scot - clearly he's of the mainland sort. wink

And the guy on the left speaks! shocked
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#692245 - Mon Feb 20 2012 02:44 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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I watched the last 10 minutes peeping through my fingers - to stop me biting my nails.

I agree with Maggie - WOW!
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#692269 - Mon Feb 20 2012 04:10 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: rossian]
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I just watched it on BBC Player - Wow!
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#692418 - Tue Feb 21 2012 06:02 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: sue943]
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That must have been just about the highest aggregate score in the competition. A real cliffhanger!
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#692436 - Tue Feb 21 2012 07:20 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: TabbyTom]
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Unbelievable! A nailbiter if ever there was one! grin

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#692503 - Tue Feb 21 2012 11:52 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Barbarini]
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Lol, it is a running joke that whenever we get questions about Scotland (which is often), the team look at me and I look back, blankly. Thanks for all your comments. I was still on the edge of my seat, despite knowing the outcome.

Clare's score was actually the highest ever losing score in the Paxman era and the aggregate score is possibly the highest in the Paxman era (I'm not 100% sure of this but I don't know of any which really came close).
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#692513 - Tue Feb 21 2012 12:45 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: doublemm]
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My heartbeat has only just got back to normal, Mike, but it was worth it.
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#692842 - Wed Feb 22 2012 10:58 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: rossian]
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I've just been reliably informed that, at 520, ours is the third highest aggregate score in the Paxman era, and the highest since 1996 smile


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#692884 - Wed Feb 22 2012 12:22 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: doublemm]
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Ha! Did Paxman tell you that himself? Will he ever apologise for grilling me over the phone? Will my phone ever stop shaking? Did I really say "yes", "no", and "bye" to Mr M&S Underwear? Buzz in whenever you're ready!

PS It was a stunningly good match, I might even have watched the last ten minutes again, given that the first time round I was hiding behind the sofa.
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#693733 - Fri Feb 24 2012 02:52 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Lol, I wish I could have heard this conversation.

Also, some kind soul has uploaded the video on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quQcGea_m-E
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#693807 - Fri Feb 24 2012 07:03 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: doublemm]
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In the words of my older son, that was 'totally awesome'! Thanks for posting the youtube link, Mike. I wish we received this show in Oz.

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#693909 - Sat Feb 25 2012 07:55 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: MikeMaster99]
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I'm glad it's on Youtube and thanks for the link, Mike. I shall certainly watch it again - I missed a lot by peeping through my fingers in an agony of suspense.
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#773273 - Sat Feb 25 2012 04:35 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: rossian]
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I found this write-up about the match for anyone who's interested. Mike is described as 'predatory'!

http://lifeaftermastermind.blogspot.com/2012/02/university-challenge-quarter-final_25.html


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#773317 - Sat Feb 25 2012 10:13 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: rossian]
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Thanks for posting the link, it was great fun to watch. Good luck for the next one.
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#775644 - Sun Mar 04 2012 04:42 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: zorba_scank]
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Hi everyone. Manchester play Worcester, Oxford tomorrow night (8pm BBC2) in a semi-final match. Make sure you tune in smile
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#775647 - Sun Mar 04 2012 05:18 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: doublemm]
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I hope it's less stressful to watch than the last match - and that you won!
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#775661 - Sun Mar 04 2012 08:21 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: doublemm]
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Originally Posted By: doublemm
Hi everyone. Manchester play Worcester, Oxford tomorrow night (8pm BBC2) in a semi-final match. Make sure you tune in smile


I wouldn't miss it for the world!
Too late to wish you good luck but I'm pretty sure it'll be another nailbiter! grin

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#775746 - Sun Mar 04 2012 10:49 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Barbarini]
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We have an itsy bitsy case of divided loyalties in the Llamas. We've had to put one of our members in a paddock of her own while she ruminates on her memories of life at Oxford when she was at Worcester College so that her screams of anguish don't disturb Mike's concentration. Or his screams don't penetrate her reverie. One or the other. wink
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#776245 - Mon Mar 05 2012 03:00 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Whoa, Mike!

"And the wheels of the team bus went round and round..."
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#776269 - Mon Mar 05 2012 04:10 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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So the Llamas couldn't lose either way. At least this week's viewing left my nails intact.
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#776376 - Tue Mar 06 2012 12:33 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: rossian]
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Good game Mike...I knew at least THREE whole answers tonight! wink

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#776428 - Tue Mar 06 2012 04:46 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Barbarini]
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Any chance of a YouTube link like last time?

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#776443 - Tue Mar 06 2012 06:48 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: DaisiJ]
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Thanks for making things a lot less stressful this time!
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#776465 - Tue Mar 06 2012 09:37 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: TabbyTom]
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Once again that was brilliant, and I agree, at least for us, viewing it was much less stressful!

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#779331 - Fri Mar 16 2012 09:14 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: szabs]
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Advance warning. If you can watch the BBC live: Monday 8.00 p.m., the Final! Followed at around 8.26 by the presentation of the trophy at Clarence House by the Duchess of Cornwall. We wondered why Doublemm had been bobbing around a lot, he was practising his curtsey. wink

If you can't watch live, get your iPlayer tuned in and working!
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#779507 - Sat Mar 17 2012 06:08 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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I'll try and remember!
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#779548 - Sat Mar 17 2012 01:24 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: JaneMarple]
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I'll be there, watching, wondering, hoping.
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#779574 - Sat Mar 17 2012 05:37 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: rossian]
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I believe it's right foot behind left Mike...or was that left foot behind right? Oh dear oh dear....what's a fellow to do? Either way, I'm sure you'll be most charming! wink

Will be watching on Monday night with bated breath! Good luck to you and your fantastic team!
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#779965 - Mon Mar 19 2012 08:01 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Barbarini]
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At 7.00 p.m. there's a documentary on BBC2 about the history of University Challenge which has been shown for 50 years in the UK (it was originally based on an American show, College Bowl). And while you're waiting for this evening's excitement, here's an interview with three of the Manchester team, including our very own Doublemm aka Mike McKenna:

http://youtu.be/UfVNl62Zpas
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#779984 - Mon Mar 19 2012 11:20 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Leaving the house soon for a meal with friends before my final TV appearance (unless I my student debt takes over and I apply to be on 'Pointless'). Just wanted to say a big thanks to everyone for your support. It's made the whole experience much better.
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#779989 - Mon Mar 19 2012 11:51 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: doublemm]
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I will be cheering for you and your team, all the way from Spain, all the best of luck.

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#779990 - Mon Mar 19 2012 11:58 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: szabs]
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Thanks Flopsy for posting the youtube interview, it was most enjoyable.

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#780005 - Mon Mar 19 2012 01:18 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: szabs]
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Well, phooey, the documentary appears to be off! Maybe it was spam. wink
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#780018 - Mon Mar 19 2012 02:16 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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At least one tweep (Twerson?) fancies doublemm...
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#780026 - Mon Mar 19 2012 02:28 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Quiz_Beagle]
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I won't spoil it for anyone that may have recorded it, but doublemm....here is another quiz you might profitably have done ;-)
http://www.funtrivia.com/quizdetails.cfm?quiz=297506
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#780028 - Mon Mar 19 2012 02:31 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Quiz_Beagle]
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Spoiler alert - don't scroll down if you haven't seen it yet...

















WOOHOO! VERY well done, doublemm! smilee

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#780030 - Mon Mar 19 2012 02:38 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: MaggieG]
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Can I point out that all the llamas are as handsome and adorable as doublemm.
It's true, really it is. laugh
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-znmelpFAhdY/Tx...-09-550x381.png

Well done peanut!
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#780031 - Mon Mar 19 2012 02:39 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: MaggieG]
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Wow, I'm exhausted!


Over the past few months I've been regaling the Llamas with copies of tweets about Manchester... normally after a programme there'd be about 40 to choose from, some of which were boring and some of which had to be censored for FT. So this evening I posted some on the Llamas' board just before the programme began... when I got back to the computer there were 536 new tweets!



Edited by flopsymopsy (Mon Mar 19 2012 02:39 PM)
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#780224 - Tue Mar 20 2012 01:21 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Awww I forgot again!! frown I'll try and catch it on the I-Player smile
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#780278 - Tue Mar 20 2012 06:14 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: JaneMarple]
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Did I say it here? I predicted the result elsewhere months ago. The other teams came nowhere near and it's quite rare one team stands out above all others clearly after the first rounds. Eggheads next!

Well done guys!
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#780331 - Wed Mar 21 2012 01:01 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: satguru]
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Well done Mike and your team. That was a well deserved victory, although I think I must have blinked and missed your curtsey. You also managed to maintain your record of failing to answer a question on Scotland, which was also impressive. Are you going to follow up by making an appearance on 'Only Connect' now?
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#780425 - Wed Mar 21 2012 12:48 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: rossian]
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Great show! Congratulations to Mike and Manchester!
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#780434 - Wed Mar 21 2012 01:48 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: TabbyTom]
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Lol, I totally despair when I hear "which Scottish island". I think I'll have to take some of those quizzes!

Thanks very much for all your kinds words.
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#788952 - Tue Apr 24 2012 03:47 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: doublemm]
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Those of you who followed Mike's progress on University Challenge may be interested to know that the members of his winning Manchester team have been awarded the University of Manchester's Medal of Honour 2012 - it's a huge accolade and well-deserved, if only because of the huge number of female applicants who will be flocking to Manchester this year in the hope of catching a glimpse of him. Ha! He should be so lucky. wink
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#788953 - Tue Apr 24 2012 04:24 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Great news Flopsy! Congratulations to Mike and the other members of that fantastic team!

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#788961 - Tue Apr 24 2012 04:46 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: Barbarini]
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What a nice gesture - well done, Mike! smilee
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#788971 - Tue Apr 24 2012 05:11 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: lesley153]
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Congratulations to Mike and the Manchester team on a well deserved honour.
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#809082 - Mon Jul 16 2012 07:25 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: TabbyTom]
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Psst! Wanna hear some gossip? Come closer...

Young Mr Doublemm, aka our Michael off the telly, has just got back from an all-expenses paid trip to Japan where the Manchester team did battle against teams from the USA (including Harvard), Australia, Japan, South Africa, and probably a few other places I've forgotten. Who says answering quiz questions doesn't pay?

But we now have another competition where we don't know who won! Aaaargh!
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#809116 - Mon Jul 16 2012 12:16 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Wow thats great news. Do you know when it will be aired?

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#809122 - Mon Jul 16 2012 12:30 PM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: szabs]
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Hi all, thanks for the kind words. It will be broadcast on the 4th of August (I think), after the 100m Olympic final, giving us a disgustingly large audience. Unfortunately it is only being shown in Japan.

On another note (and more related to the original purpose of this thread), the new series of Uni Challenge starts tonight. The new Manchester team will be on in early September, so make sure to cheer them on. smile
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#1052587 - Sun Jul 13 2014 05:23 AM Re: University Challenge - UK alert [Re: flopsymopsy]
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If you can get access to BBC iPlayer, you have two days left to watch two programmes shown on BBC2 last week entitled "University Challenge: Class of 2014". The programmes show how contestants are chosen in various universities and trained (or not) in the black arts of answering questions on tv. It also has glimpses of previous contestants, a bit of Bamber, a bit of Paxo... and several starring appearances by our very own Doublemm (Mike McKenna) who, having been a member of a winning team is now helping to coach Manchester's newer contestants.

So if you want to hear Mike's dulcet tones again, now's your chance. smile
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I saw it and was very impressed by the beard.
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