In years to come, when the BBC have long deleted the current Christmas series of University Challenge - in the same way they did with all those early Hancock’s Half Hours and Doctor Whos - my blog will stand as a testament.
How else will we remember the barbed witticism Paxman made at Dom Joly’s expense, or which contestant correctly identified a smaller type of harpsichord as a spinet? I’m providing a vital service by documenting some of our country’s finest quiz-show output; transcribing events as they happen (or at least as they occur in a pre-recorded programme when it airs). I’m like a shit Samuel Pepys.
See below for tonight’s tweets; you’ll thank me one day.
|SOAS - London Vs. Leeds (22.12.16)|
7:32pm: Paxo's autobiography (if he hasn't already written one) will be called Fulfilling Contractual Obligations Grudgingly.7:33pm: Warren's turning Japanese (he really thinks so).7:34pm: Cultural Commentator isn't a job.7:35pm: I long for the day when a camera films my unsmiling face while Jeremy Paxman summarises my life and career.7:39pm: I'm distinguished by my segmented exoskeleton too.7:41pm: Upland bird, she's been living in her upland world. As long as anyone with upland can. And now she's looking for...etc7:42pm: "Ah ah, Mr Wilson. Ah ah, Mr Heath...”7:47pm: "What? I'm appearing on #UniversityChallenge. What? No, it's rubbish..."
7:48pm: Those major / minor piano parts were recorded by Les Dawson.7:49pm: *Dom Joly's warm personality*7:50pm: Doughty doubts it.7:52pm: ...never has anyone said 'Ho ho ho' so emotionlessly.7:55pm: Roger Tiling is as enthusiastic about names as Alan Dedicoat is about numbers.