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to everyone who commented on yesterday's post. I don't know the transmission date for my heat of Mastermind yet, but I'll let you know when I do. I believe this series starts to air in the Autumn, so don't hold your breath waiting for it to be shown.
    I'm happy for Dakegra to make copies to ship to anyone overseas who might be interested. Might ask for a copy myself, for my own records.

Vilakins: yes, a different subject for each round. You have to list four subjects in your initial application, then if you're called for audition, they like you to suggest another couple of possibles. Some subjects just won't be suitable - too narrow, or not enough reference material for the researchers to work from, and they avoid having the same subject taken twice in any one season, or even in the season following a subject's choice as a specialized subject at any point. So no one will be able to do Monica Edwards' Romney Marsh novels in the next season, as I've just done it.
  In the earliest series, it was possible to revert to a specialized subject you'd used in a previous heat, but they changed that a good few years ago. So , lots to learn...



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29th Mar, 2008 02:19 (UTC)
Ah. I think contestants could keep their special subject in our version, which hasn't been on for years. I loved it, along with University Challenge. There was also an international one where our winner met with yours and some others, but I'm hazy on that.

I wish they'd bring it back. It's one form of game show I like, but it's all crap reality TV now.
29th Mar, 2008 14:35 (UTC)
I love Mastermind and University Challenge because they're about the questions, not about the host, a novelty grid/format, or the contestants' funny stories.

I loved 15-1 (don't know if you had it in NZ), which was simple and question-based. I was most disappointed when Channel 4 dropped it, not least because I'd been invited back to audition for what would have been my fourth appearance, if that series had gone ahead.
29th Mar, 2008 18:45 (UTC)
We've never had 15-1. You and I have similar taste then; I refuse to watch those other quiz hows with the annoying hosts, flashing lights, and intense greed.
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