University Challenge Reviews Blackout Ends After Chiswick Talks Brokered By Top Academic

Funny story written by Ellis Ian Fields

Friday, 7 October 2011

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Controversial historian Ken Lucid was at the centre of high-powered talks that will see reviews of University Challenge return to influential news site TheSpoof from next week.

The popular TV quiz show was reviewed every week during its 2010/11 season with the majority of the episodes covered by the shady Col Juan news agency.

But the current season has been ignored on TheSpoof to the confusion and consternation of fans and students worldwide.

Now, thanks to the west London talks, the reviewing duties will be shared by Bolivian-run service and EIF News & Features.

The deal was announced after hours of talks, believed by insiders to have been held at swish Chiswick venue, The Tabard Inn.

Said Prof Ken Lucid, who was recently installed as Herodotus Chair of History at Hounslow University: "Yeah, the Harvey's Best was on good form - though that Bolivian insists on the house merlot.

"Anyway, the kids at Hounslow, and some of my old students at Thames Valley East, were wondering where the reviews had gone.

"So when I found Fields and the Colonel watching the local talent from their window table, I bent their ears about it. We thrashed out a deal whereby they will take responsibility for the reviews in turn."

While the first round of matches has been missed, reviews will begin next Monday with the play-offs between the four highest losers before the second round proper begins.

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