Having A Starter for Ten… In Careers

It’s impossible to say how many careers in tv will have been spawned from those famous few words – over the decades, many a seriously brilliant young mind has sat atop a bright, cheery student – one of four selected, to represent their revered university. They come and go, season after season. It started some years ago when a research geek fronted a new ‘panel game’ for bright sparks and it has grown since to such amazing seismic proportions. We even now have the Christmas versions in which the quiz master grills 4 celebrities who at some time studied at the university. It was probably to highlight how much better students were in the good old days. But actually the modern student learns a great deal more – much faster.