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SashaQ - happysad

Entry: 'Only Connect' - the Television Quiz Show - A87932370
Author: SashaQ - happysad - U9936370

Here's a little Entry about another TV show that I enjoy watching smiley - biggrin


A87932370 - 'Only Connect' - the Television Quiz Show

Post 2

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - applause This told me all I wanted to know, and nothing I didn't, so I think it's a win!

I liked the way you used the 'Hitchhiker's Guide' as a reference to explain the questions.

I have one hesitant request: could you footnote 'Mark 'The Beast' Labbett'? I have no idea who that is, so others might be in a similar state of ignorance.


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Post 3

SashaQ - happysad

Thank you smiley - biggrin

Yes, I hoped that would work well to give an example of the types of question and connect it to h2g2, too!

I have rewritten the bit about Mark Labbett so hopefully that makes more sense now smiley - ok


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - ok


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You can call me TC

This entry is just right, I agree. I love the programme and am so pleased that it is now uploaded to Youtube - often within an hour of airing on a Monday evening, so I can watch it as if I was in the UK, almost!


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SashaQ - happysad

Thanks TC smiley - biggrin

That is good that you can see it via Youtube - it is perfect Monday evening entertainment smiley - ok I enjoy discussing the show on Tuesdays with a work colleague who is also a fan!


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Post 7

Gnomon - time to move on

Good Entry, Sasha

You might like to mention the "low-budget" feel of the show:

1. There's no audience
2. There are no money prizes - what is the prize, anyway?
3. The only people on screen are the six contestants and the presenter

I've only one suggestion to do with your use of words:

"the home of intellectual quizzes such as University Challenge and Mastermind amongst other programmes"

-- Since you've said "such as", you don't need to add "amongst other programmes".

smiley - smiley G


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Post 8

You can call me TC

Do you know the name of the signature tune?

And, talking of music, it's also probably worth mentioning Victoria's funny attitude to the music question, (She always raises her eyebrows and goes "Ooh", when that "dong" noise sounds) and the fact that she sometimes gets the contestants to sing the answer, or all join in a chorus of something relating to the answer.


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Post 9

SashaQ - happysad

Thanks for reading, Gnomon smiley - biggrin

I added mention of the prize and the lack of audience smiley - ok

I also tweaked the bit about BBC2 so it hopefully says what I meant to say now smiley - ok

Thanks TC - good point about the Music Question and the singing. I have worked that in smiley - ok

It seems the signature tune is just called Only Connect Theme so I didn't mention that - it is a very pleasing tune, though, as it is much more jolly than Mastermind's 'Approaching Menace' smiley - laugh

smiley - ok


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Post 10

SashaQ - happysad

I spotted a couple of typos, so I have fixed them.


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Post 11

Sho - gainfully employed again

I love this! What I like is the subheadings (are you going to mention that some people say "horn'ed viper"?) are the hieroglyphs and I especially like working Hitchhiker's into the entry to demonstrate the clues.

I can't wait to see this on the front page (give me a nudge when it does) because I have Things To Say (about the programme)


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Post 12

SashaQ - happysad

Hi Sho!

Thanks for reading smiley - biggrin Glad you like it! Yes, I was pleased with the subheadings, as 'Twisted Flax' is very apt for Victoria Coren Mitchell smiley - evilgrin She's brilliant - I admire her very much!

I've added a footnote about Horn'ed Viper - excellent point smiley - ok

I look forward to hearing your thoughts about the programme *waves hopefully at the Scouts smiley - cake* - your expertise is much appreciated smiley - biggrin


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Post 13

Sho - gainfully employed again

haha - not so much expertise as what I shout at the screen.

*also waves at scouts*


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - applause


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Post 16

SashaQ - happysad

Thank you smiley - biggrin


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Post 17

Sho - gainfully employed again

brilliant! remind me about this when it turns up on the front page. I have Things To Say.


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