University Challenge – 21 December 2020 – 21/12/2020 – Monday – BBC Two

Christ’s Cambridge v St John’s Oxford
University Challenge Christmas 2020 Episode 1 of 10

It’s the opening match of the Christmas quiz for grown-ups with two teams doing battle for a place in the semi-finals.

The Christ’s Cambridge team includes painter and broadcaster Lachlan Goudie and poet Helen Mort. Playing them is the St John’s Oxford team, including thee BBC business editor Simon Jack and author John Lanchester.

Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

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The popular academic quiz, hosted by Jeremy Paxman, who asks a series of traditionally difficult and particularly specific questions that require a deep and diverse education to be able to answer. The players of the quiz are two teams of four students, who usually represent a single university, or in the case of students from Oxford and Cambridge Universities, the specific college to which they belong. The competition begins with 28 teams, with one team being knocked out and the other progressing to the next round until there is finally one series champion.

This show is broadcast on BBC Two, also known as the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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