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Thu 22 Mar 12 #1 
doczane
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It may not mean anything to those outside of the UK but just over 12 months ago I took part in a BBC TV quiz show - Eggheads.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eggheads_(TV_series)

The basic concept is that a regular team of professional quizzers are challenged one on one and collectively by quiz teams.

The show I appear in is being broadcast on BBC2 6.30 Thursday 29th March(UK times) and so if you want to put a face and a voice to doczane tune in then. The team I play for is called the Brocketeers and I'm on the end nearest the camera - John


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Fri 23 Mar 12 #2 
southshoregirl

OOOOOOH! I wish I could see it! We only get BBC news here!


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Fri 23 Mar 12 #3 
shaunt
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Damn! Missed this, sorry Doc!


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Fri 23 Mar 12 #4 
sally906
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We get here in Oz on cable. Is our favourite afternoon show! Not sure how many years behind the UK we are


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Fri 23 Mar 12 #5 
Josiejump
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Thanks for letting us know. I have been waiting for this for a looong time! I do hope you wiped the floor with CJ! ;)


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Fri 23 Mar 12 #6 
doczane
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I'm getting a little nervy JJ - it's been put back from the usual time to 6.30 - nearer the watershed! Yes we played CJ and lets say he wasn't as smug after ;)
just hoping I don't look too gormless - I was in shock after my individual round

Sally we are series 12 in UK

Shaunt - it's only shown next Thursday - can you pick up BBC where you are?

SSG I'm not sure it will appear on you tube but I can post a picture if anyone can PM and tell me how


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Fri 23 Mar 12 #7 
TABBYTOES
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counting the days hop you did well


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Fri 23 Mar 12 #8 
jackson
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pretty cool Doc.well ya might be able to find it through this link. not sure


Doczane on Eggheads


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Fri 23 Mar 12 #9 
doczane
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Cheers Jackson - thought of iplayer but not sure if people outside UK can use iplayer - people of foreign and strange lands can you confirm?

Hop I do well Tabbs - someone stood on your paw?


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Fri 23 Mar 12 #10 
Tazing
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Go doc! I'm SA we are about 7 years behind ahahhahah! But we get BBC Prime on satellite and I will keep my eyes open for it.


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Fri 23 Mar 12 #11 
doczane
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Hmm the idea that I'll be floating about the airwaves for 7 years is a bit daunting but I suppose it happens all time on the web these days.

Any other facta people been on TV?


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Sat 24 Mar 12 #12 
amalia
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Not sure I can access current Eggheads screenings but will try other ideas.


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Sat 24 Mar 12 #13 
sally906
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What is CJ really like - he is my least favourite egghead. I get great joy at seeing him lose :)

I understand he has left the show and following his first love of musical theater!


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Sun 25 Mar 12 #14 
JMK
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Currently BBC iPlayer TV programmes are available to play in the UK only, :(


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Sun 25 Mar 12 #15 
Proofreader
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Really too bad...would love to see it. :(

Maybe we could see a list of the questions and then see how we Yanks would do??????


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Sun 25 Mar 12 #16 
jackson
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don't think we would cut it in European trivia.


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Sun 25 Mar 12 #17 
Proofreader
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True! But we could try...kind of like the Java???


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Sun 25 Mar 12 #18 
doczane
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Hi Sally - very few people seem to like CJ - at the filming you get the impression that some of the eggheads don't take to him, but he plays to part - a panto villain.
I spoke to him ( I went head to head with hm) + he seemed ok but I got the impression that he choses who he wanted to speak to.

Not sure how I'll come across after the editing - I was a bit quiet as I was shocked at going first.

I can post a piccy if anyone can tell me how to


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Mon 26 Mar 12 #19 
jackson
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if you can post it on facebook we could see it.


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Mon 26 Mar 12 #20 
JMK
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Depends where the image is. If posting on the Factacular Facebook page you just need to post the link if it is a web page. Or you can take a screenshot using a program called Lightshot and post it on the Factacular facebook page. Or just upload it there. If you want to post it here I need to know where the pic is to give you instructions.


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Mon 26 Mar 12 #21 
Doctor Factenstein
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CJ used to attend my local pub quiz, along with Mark Labbett (the beast from the Chaser on ITV). Unsurprisingly they did pretty well.

At least, they did until Mark got them banned for being a little too abrasive to the landlady.

Anyhow, I'm looking forward to the airing, doc.


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Mon 26 Mar 12 #22 
rmcmanus
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I might even cope with the awful Jeremy Vine (I know he's won awards but I still think his radio show is just Jerry Springer without the pictures) to see this one


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Mon 26 Mar 12 #23 
doczane
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JMK don't know how to break this to people but I'm not on Facebook!!!! The pics are on my hard drive at mo.

Doc Fact - we play against Pat Gibson in our local quiz league and for our presentation night another team turned up with Ann from the Chase! - tough night.

RMC - Jeremy was ok but he basically came on the floor did his pieces to camera and proceded with the quiz - there was little chatting before or during filming to Jeremy but they were running late - we chatted to the Eggheads after the quiz whilst they reviewed the tape and did some re-shoots.


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Mon 26 Mar 12 #24 
shaunt
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Doc, yes I can receive BBC here in remotest Beglium... ;-) will check this out on Thursday defo, nice one!


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Tue 27 Mar 12 #25 
doczane
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Cheers Shaunt
I'm the good looking one on the end ... erm on the right hand side. Using the name John against CJ


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Tue 27 Mar 12 #26 
JMK
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You need to upload the photo to the web Doc, so to somewhere like Flickr or Photobucket. Once you have done that I can give you the next set of instructions, Or PM me and I'll help you do it.


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Tue 27 Mar 12 #27 
Doctor Factenstein
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Click on the small images above to open a new window containing a full size image. They're a little big to pop into the forum.

I'll let doczane provide the captions.


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Tue 27 Mar 12 #28 
doczane
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Thanks Doctor Factenstein

the first picture is before the quiz - the second one is after the event.

can anyone spot Elijah Wood, Phil Mitchell(Eastenders), John Thaw, The Proclaimers, Peter Kay and Kevin Costner? These were the alter egos we gave each other - I'm looking gormless on the right in green


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Tue 27 Mar 12 #29 
Proofreader
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Well not exactly Kevin Costner but quite handsome! What does gormless mean?


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Tue 27 Mar 12 #30 
rmcmanus
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"without a clue..."


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Thu 29 Mar 12 #31 
TABBYTOES
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Great going Doc proud to know you and proud of my Wigan blood


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Thu 29 Mar 12 #32 
Josiejump
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It was fantastic to finally watch my fellow Army Member in action!

You were all brilliant! I loved the way you wiped the smug smile off CJ's face - he thinks he cannot be beaten on music. Even I knew the answer to his question, although that's probably because I listen to Prince far too much, to recapture my rapidly disappearing youth. I had CJ down as a massive Prince fan too!

I thought it was fabulous, from beginning to end. I'm glad you all beat Pat! I hope you didn't share your four grand winnings with the other two who lost their individual rounds!? ;)


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Thu 29 Mar 12 #33 
Nemesis
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An excellent performance doc, for you and for the Brocketeers as a team. The Eggheads were on the run from the very start after you took out CJ. It's not often that they get beaten, so it's a shame the previous time was only £4,000 ago!


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Thu 29 Mar 12 #34 
doczane
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Thanks folks - The Doc revealed.
everyone hails me as a hero as I beat CJ but as you say he beat himself on an easy question.
As we said we did have a plan - to try + get Paul and Dave through to the final - I was sort of a bonus and it gave us an added boost.
To be honest Nemesis, it wasn't about the money - we know we are a good team and it was enough to beat them - having said that the money did help us celebrate that night and I admit when a couple of weeks ago it went to £20K+ we were a little green! :)
The local paper ran a piece on us tonight and we plugged the Brocket and the local quiz league we play in, trying to increase the number of teams - it's a sad fact that as pubs close we are losing teams + a good night out.


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Fri 30 Mar 12 #35 
kevg
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excellent stuff that man, very well done, I'm sorry our surprise tournament won't now be played, but a very happy memory to leave you all


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Sat 31 Mar 12 #36 
doczane
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Thanks Kev
We did enjoy the experience and after a year long gap it's good to relive those days.
Just a pity that it's downhill from now on, but two of the team have applied for Pointless, One for Million pound drop and two are considering Bargain Hunt, not for the fame but just the buzz.


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Sat 31 Mar 12 #37 
Doctor Factenstein
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I've always fancied a go on Only Connect.

Anyone up for making a team?


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Sat 31 Mar 12 #38 
doczane
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Hmm haven't seen it but having seen who presents it I wouldn't mind - she's like the modern day Joan Bakewell!
I'll have to iplay some episodes to check it out.


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