Friday, October 2, 2009

Cartoonists on TV's Eggheads

You may, or may not, remember that I mentioned on this blog back in January that I took part in a recording of the TV quiz show Eggheads with a group of fellow cartoonists from the PCO. Well, we finally have a broadcast date.

Thursday 29 October is when the show will go out on BBC2. It's still a few weeks off, so I'll remind you nearer the time (the date has already changed a few times, so it may do so again.)

Pictured above are our team, left to right, Chris Burke, our sub in case any of us fell prey to sudden illness (or stage fright), Alex Hughes, myself, Robert Duncan, Graham Fowell and Martin Rowson.

On the back row is presenter Jeremy Vine, second left, with the Eggheads, CJ de Mooi, Barry Simmons, Daphne Fowler, Chris Hughes, Kevin Ashman, and Judith Keppel, who was the Eggheads' sub on this show.

On each edition of the show a team of challengers are pitted against the Eggheads, who are all quiz specialists. Between them they have won most major TV and radio quizzes.

And no, I can't tell anyone how we did. Sworn to secrecy, and all that!

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  1. When did you film this - it was quite a while back yes?

    I would have volunteered for the team, but I didn't have a bright enough shirt.

  2. Yes, it was January 29, so the time between recording and broadcast will be *exactly* nine months [insert baby-related joke here].

    Re. the shirts, it was a fancy dress edition ... we went as a packet of Opal Fruits.

  3. Wish we could see in here in the States! Good luck (9 months later) to you and your cartoonist colleagues!

  4. Fab. Can't wait to see you on telly!

  5. At last! Looking forward to it.
    PS - Did you get that posh woman's phone number?

  6. Cheers, all.

    Clive, sadly not I'm afraid. Only five of the six take part in any one show, and Judith wasn't on our one. Got Jeremy Vine's number though, but they do give it out every lunchtime on Radio 2.

  7. Wow, cool! As future TV celebs, we should really have swapped autographs in london. Hope you kicked egghead ass.

  8. cartoonists versus quizmasters and it takes a prepnant pause to see results can you see what happened to one team no..........the result is to awfull to imagine. Still lots of material for you guys to work onyou may become the shows resident cartoonist or go on jeremy vines show and draw on the radio ...........remind us closer to the time cos I got holes in my head where stuff like this falls out of

  9. Huw, you'll have to watch it to find out. I won't be able to see your show as we don't get S4C, but then I wouldn't understand it anyway.

    Don, if the money's right I'd definitely take a drawing cartoons on the radio job!



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