Mastermind (1972– )

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The show's most iconic elements, a black leather chair in which the contestants sit, lit by a single spotlight in an otherwise dark studio, are inspired by creator Bill Wright's interrogations by the Gestapo when he was a prisoner during the Second World War. See more »

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That dreaded black chair
5 April 2005 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

I often watched Mastermind when Magnus Magnusson presented it but he quit in 1997 and the series was revived in 2003 with John Humphrys as presenter. I still watch it sometimes.

This quiz features two rounds, the first one is where the four contestants are asked questions on the subject they have chosen and round two is a general knowledge round. The contestant with the highest score goes through to the next stage.

Mastermind is noted for several things, most notably that dreaded black leather chair and it also has a notable theme and that famous saying: "I've started, so I'll finish", which John Humphrys now uses. At least that is still used.

Mastermind is now shown on BBC2 on a weekday evening during prime time. Certainly a lot better that rubbish makeover shows and reality programmes.


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