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It’s students v staff in Radio 4 quiz

Students and staff from our school are some of the challengers going head-to-head on BBC Radio 4 quiz show The 3rd Degree on Monday.

The show, hosted by writer, comedian and actor Steve Punt, was recorded in front of an audience at the University’s Sallis Benney Theatre in January.

The University of Brighton episode is the fifth in a series of six and goes out on Monday at 3pm. It is repeated on Saturday, August 24 at 11pm. The show will remain on the BBC iPlayer for a week after its first broadcast.

After a rigorous selection process, students Sara Letham (Biomedical Science), Vincent Kane (Marketing Management) and Rachael Baylis (Globalisation: History, Politics, Culture) were chosen to represent the student team.

Dr Sarah Pitt (School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences) Dr Jon Watson (School of Humanities) and Phil Holden (Brighton Business School) made up the academic panel.

The three students went up against three lecturers in their relevant subjects in a series of themed rounds, including specialist knowledge, general knowledge and quickfire bell-and-buzzer rounds.

Producer David Tyler, whose producing and directing credits include Spitting Image and Little Britain, said: “It was an absolute treat to come and record in Brighton.

“The University was welcoming, the seagulls kept a respectful silence during the recording and we even manage to sneak in a question about Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club… which, I’m delighted to say, was answered correctly.”

More information about The 3rd Degree here:

Stephanie Thomson • August 19, 2019

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