Earlier this week UK crime author Minette Walters made an appearance on the Christmas series edition of University Challenge for ‘graduates’. (Some on twitter decided to tag it #geriatricunichall.) Last night the series itself graduated to have a whole round of questions based on Scandinavian crime authors.
Warwick tried and got it wrong with an offering of Stieg Larsson.
Then Sheffield could offer nothing so it was off to another starter question after Paxo identified the picture as one of Norwegian…
After correctly answering another starter question, the Warwick team was off with the bonus questions picture round based on ‘Swedish crime writers’, starting with this one. Someone mentioned Per Wahlöö. Someone said ‘It’s not Stieg Larsson.’ And another added, ‘No, he’s Danish isn’t he?’
They decided to go with their third suggestion, correctly naming…
‘It’s a woman’ said one.
They all agreed on this but could offer no name.
Thus, it was back to Paxo to put them out of their misery by identifying…
Paxman threw out this one for identification and Warwick had more joy. All were agreed – correctly – that this one was…
But before I go, does anyone think this is actor Clive Mantle in the audience at the end?