Jeremy Paxman hosts this trivia quiz show where colleges from around the UK compete against each other.
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Special editions have included a Red Dwarf-themed edition, cleverly re-titled Universe Challenge, with Bamber back in the chair; and two "Comic Relief" specials hosted by Angus Deayton. See more »

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Excellent, long running quiz show
24 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

University Challenge has been on our screens since the 1960's and is still going strong. It has only had two presenters, Bamber Gascoigne and the excellent Jeremy Paxman.

Two university teams compete to answer questions on various subjects and the winner goes through to the next round. This is done in knock out stages.

University Challenge is currently shown on BBC2 between 8:30 and 9:00 pm.

I like Jeremy Paxman as he is rather strict, especially if one of the teams takes a long while to answer questions. He usually says "come on" to hurry them.

The show always ends with the presenter saying "its goodbye from..." and each team then say it personally themselves.

Long may University Challenge continue.


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