Egghead on a Jet Plane

OK, OK, I know it’s been a while. But I have an excuse…I’ve been busy revising.

You see, following my last post, our team has been accepted for Eggheads! We’re going under the title Sixty Not Out because we’re all from Southampton Hospital Radio and the station is sixty years old this year. In fact, we celebrated our sixtieth last Thursday, the same day that some other broadcasting organisation (the BBC) celebrated its 90th anniversary.

Our programme is being recorded this coming Saturday…in Glasgow! So on Friday afternoon, Sixty Not Out will be travelling by luxury airliner (FlyBe) and staying overnight at a top quality five-star hotel (Premier Inn) before heading off to win thousands of pounds on the quiz.

For those of you that haven’t seen it (I know I have some non-UK readers), Eggheads is a quiz show where a team of challengers (us) is pitted against the house team, the Eggheads. These are all previous winners of some of TV and radio’s biggest quizzes, including the first million-pound winner on Who Wants to be a Millionaire, a multiple-Mastermind winner, and the chap who used to be the question setter for Brain of Britain.

To ensure the team’s humiliation…sorry, I mean triumph…is seen by as many people as possible, not only have I been posting details here, but Purple Fred (whom I love very much) has been telling everyone possible, including the staff at our local pub (where I’ve been practising by playing heavily on the quiz machine), and our chums from AmDram. Oh, and when we left Mikey’s birthday party last night, Jonny announced it to everyone.

Oh yeah…and m’colleague BellEnd is organising for a party at work to watch the programme in a pub near the office, and had grassed me up to the editor of the company newsletter.

We don’t know transmission date yet – as soon as we hear I’ll post it on Facebook, and in the Twitter feed box at the top right of this blog.

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