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Posted: July 28 2010, 11:03

Gavin Fuller, a former winner of the BBC's Mastermind show, will be appearing on Mastermind Champion of Champions with the life and music of Mike Oldfield as his specialist subject.

The programme will be broadcast in most parts of the UK on BBC 2 at 19:30 on Tuesday 3rd August.
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Posted: July 28 2010, 11:27

Good heavens, a Mike Oldfield specialist who I've never heard of and, as far as I know, is not on this forum. A few tricky questions and he may flounder.
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Posted: July 28 2010, 11:33

Gavin seems to work for the Telegraph, an article by him on Mastermind here also mentioning Mike as his specialist subject!

Hmmm, wonder what questions they'll dig up? How about "What is the name of the 7th track on Mikes 20th studio album?"...


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Posted: July 28 2010, 11:36

Quote (Matt @ July 28 2010, 11:33)
Gavin seems to work for the Telegraph, an article by him on Mastermind here also mentioning Mike as his specialist subject!

Hmmm, wonder what questions they'll dig up? How about "What is the name of the 7th track on Mikes 20th studio album?"...

QE2 part one!

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Posted: July 28 2010, 15:34

What a perfect tune to be used as a bg music for this programme:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rTQ1D5Nk7s

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Posted: July 28 2010, 17:12

That should be interesting.  Will someone remember to remind me on the day itself?  (My memory is hopeless.)

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Posted: July 28 2010, 17:38

The sad thing is I bet every single one of us gets every singe question right. I'll be buggered if I know (hey that might be the answer to one of them)
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Posted: July 28 2010, 18:24

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The sad thing is I bet every single one of us gets every singe question right. I'll be buggered if I know (hey that might be the answer to one of them)

I was wondering that - though I'm not good on names. I'm going to have a good crack at it.

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Posted: July 28 2010, 19:10

Here's fun. What about doing it in the style of that Two Ronnies spoof:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0C59pI_ypQ&feature=related

:laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:

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Posted: July 29 2010, 06:21

Quote (Cooper Roy @ July 29 2010, 00:10)
Here's fun. What about doing it in the style of that Two Ronnies spoof:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0C59pI_ypQ&feature=related

Q: Hello
Q: What is your occupation?
C: Mourning
Q: You have picked for your specialist subject the life and music of Mike Oldfield
C: Bell Ringer
Q: Your questions start now: What does the morse code in Amarok stand for?
C: Very talented musician
Q: What did Virgin Airlines write on one of their Boeing 747s in honour of Mike?
C: F**k off RB
Q: Before his controversial exegesis treatment, what did Mike claim to be suffering from?
C: Tubular Belle
Q: In the 1990s, Mike recorded an album for the first time without the assistance of other musicians?
C: He suffered panic attacks
Q: What instrument is Mike not to be able to play very well?
C: Guitars
Q: What was claimed about the contract Mike signed with Richard Branson?
C: It was a fiddle
Q: What is the final track on the album Tubular Bells II?
C: Too long
Q: What drink does Mike like in a pub?
C: Moonshine
Q: In the original recording of Sailors Hornpipe, what did Viv Stanshall conclude had been gleaned from recently revived members of the public?
C: Guinness
Q: Why did Mike claim he had to leave the UK in 2007?
C: Buggered if I know
Q: BZZZZT I'm afraid that's your time up I can tell you that you got all questions correct
C: Grrrr I hate those questions, think up some better ones


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Posted: July 29 2010, 07:42

This guy was the Telegraph's Doctor Who expert, making a number of factual errors in his reviews of the episodes this year. As well as causing a big stink by missing the point of the Van Gogh episode. (an artist with severe depression is shown that he will be a success but still kills himself because he suffers from severe depression. Mr Fuller seems to think that he should have snapped out of it and cheered up).

I expect him to mispronounce "Hergest Ridge".
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Posted: Aug. 02 2010, 18:02

No doubt he'll make a few mistakes, and you'll all think you could have done better. A few of you seem to be already anticipating that you will.

Well, you may be right, but as you are answering from the comfort of your own armchair, then he'll be giving you the equivalent of at least five points head start. Try it in his position, and then see what you think.
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Posted: Aug. 02 2010, 18:14

Quote (untruth @ Aug. 02 2010, 18:02)
...Try it in his position, and then see what you think.

You mean with his arse in his hand, like yourself ?

Lighten up,laddie. :/

CR


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Posted: Aug. 03 2010, 08:26

CR, the term "sitting on his hands" usually refers to someone failing to act. On the contrary, untruth I think has twice been a Mastermind contender and therefore presumably fairly well placed to comment here.....

Please be more polite.


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Posted: Aug. 03 2010, 14:42

Is there anyone watching now?

Nothing impossible if you're into some details about MO's music and life...


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Posted: Aug. 03 2010, 15:05

I have to say that was reasonably impressive. The question research was limited to discography and autobiography which helped, but he did get a full house under pressure. Good luck to him in the final on Friday.
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Posted: Aug. 03 2010, 15:11

Buggar - I tuned in 5 minutes too late!! He was first on - and I see he scored 19  - best score. Well done Gavin.

Will have to watch on IPlayer.


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Posted: Aug. 03 2010, 15:28

I was expecting some harder questions  ...I got 15 (16 if I waited till the end of the question which your supposed to do ) .....not bad with no revision !

I would have done worse if I was in Gavin's shoes though ..I'd be too nervious esp. knowing how poor I am at General Knowledge !!

WELL DONE GAVIN !!!! ...All the best for Friday !

Beating Chris Hughes is no small feat either !!

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Posted: Aug. 03 2010, 15:31

AND SPELLING  ....NERVIOUS ? rather nervous !  :p
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Posted: Aug. 03 2010, 16:09

Impressive! I would have got a few wrong and would be nowhere near as quick.

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