leonard expert required for bbc mastermind quiz

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leonard expert required for bbc mastermind quiz

Postby sebmelmoth2003 » Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:33 pm

this week's mastermind has a woman who chose as her specialist subject - morrissey.

i think it'd be a neat idea if someone from this board with the required knowledge and expertise were to appear on the show (wearing a leonardcohenforum.com t-shirt!).

maybe a pre-application contest to pick a forum member most likely to succeed? applicants need good general knowledge as well as mastery of their special subject(s).

here's the woman who appears in the show - http://www.angelarutledge.com - she appears 4 minutes into the show for her morrissey questions and again at 16 minutes for general knowledge questions.

application procedures : http://www.bbc.co.uk/entertainment/mastermind

the show - http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... pisode_16/
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Re: leonard expert required for bbc mastermind quiz

Postby ladydi » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:59 pm

I would nominate John Etherington! He seems to have incredible knowledge of, and insight into Leonard's works and has been a fan for decades.

AND...he lives in England :D
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Re: leonard expert required for bbc mastermind quiz

Postby Diane » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:13 pm

Yes, and Hydriot could be his 'phone a friend'.
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Re: leonard expert required for bbc mastermind quiz

Postby John Etherington » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:24 pm

Thanks ladydi,

I won the quiz at the first Leonard Cohen gathering at Lincoln, so I could be a contender. The only problem is that my general knowledge is a far more random thing!

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Re: leonard expert required for bbc mastermind quiz

Postby ladydi » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:41 am

John Etherington wrote: I won the quiz at the first Leonard Cohen gathering at Lincoln, so I could be a contender. The only problem is that my general knowledge is a far more random thing!
Well, I would be careful. There could be a consensus here and you will find yourself on the telly faster than you think!! ;-)

ps...and DO keep Hydriot as your "phone a friend". Just in case. Good suggestion Diane.
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Re: leonard expert required for bbc mastermind quiz

Postby sebmelmoth2003 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:11 pm

another musical would-be mastermind.

tonight's mastermind has a contestant whose special subject is - http://www.marillion.com

19:30–20:00

Mastermind

2008, Episode 17

Topics include Marillion, Klaus Fuchs and The First Kashmir War.
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Re: leonard expert required for bbc mastermind quiz

Postby kwills » Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:04 pm

The only trouble with the phone a friend bit is it's in Who Wants To Be a Millionaire,not Mastermind!
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Re: leonard expert required for bbc mastermind quiz

Postby Diane » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:23 pm

Ah, but for LC they will make an exception.
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blind mastermind - belle and sebastian

Postby sebmelmoth2003 » Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:01 pm

a blind person was on this week's show.

...Rachael Neiman, 25, who lost her sight at 17 after contracting rheumatoid arthritis, helped Manchester University reach the quarter-finals of the show earlier this year.

Now the PhD student is taking on TV’s Mastermind, with cult indie group Belle and Sebastian as her specialist subject...


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tpr4r

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Re: leonard expert required for bbc mastermind quiz

Postby hydriot » Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:05 pm

Diane wrote:Yes, and Hydriot could be his 'phone a friend'.
I am very flattered, Diane ... even if it is the wrong show.
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Re: leonard expert required for bbc mastermind quiz

Postby James T » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:26 pm

I know Rachel who was on university challenge/mastermind. DJs and promotes a lot in Manchester. Knows her stuff, as you can tell.

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