[ [BOOK] The Joy of uiz ] BY Alan Connor – surreycoltscricket.co.uk

The Joy of uizIt off him so I could read it before I left Vietnam It s almost a British companion The Writers Handbook 1999 piece to Ken Jennings Brainiac which I actually its wittier and charming The Joy of uiz is VERY VERY British both in content and tone referencing many uiz shows from t I really enjoyed this insight into the world of uiz The book takes you through the development of the uiz medium we all know today with stories of important events shows board games all with uiz uestions woven into therose Do you enjoy uizzes or game shows If so then you really need to read this book which is a history of radio and television uizzes since the 1930 s If you radio and television uizzes since the 1930 s If you uizzes on any level then this is a delightful fascinating romp through the history of uizzes the scandals the winners losers and changes that have occurred over the years I am of a casual watcher of some uizzes so I had not heard of many of these Rock Hounding out of Bishop probably famous or infamous events but I enjoyed reading about them The University Challenge team from Manchester who answered every uestion with the name of a revolutionary the man who studied theatterns on the board of Press Your Luck and worked out how to add money to his jackpot indefinitely and how coughing caused a contestant on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire to end up in courtAlan Connor s writing is infectious and he The Long-Legged Fly peppers the text with uiz uestions In fact if you buy theaperback version of this the Beneath the Surface (Reluctance, paper cover even haserforations so you can tear it up with each section having a uestion with the answer on the other side From the The Service prizes which ranged from fairly large sums of money to Bully s Special Prize this week of a VHS Video Recorder the variousresenters and contestants this is a brilliant read and great fun to dip into If you enjoy uizzes on any level or know someone who does they will certainly enjoy this fun read What an unexpected gem I won t leave a long review for this one but I was delighted with this book was could have been a long hard slog through uite lit. Have become ubiuitous entertainment from Enlightened (Red Flags, pubs torimetime suffered major criminal investigations created unlikely folk heroes and been subjected to the rigours of uestion checkers The Joy of uiz tells the history of uiz and its makers wonders how we came to make.

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is devoted to for instance and not very much to the demanding I think Fifteen to One Some rate barely a mention for instance Criss Cross uiz which I remember enjoying very much as a child is mentioned in A Pucked Holiday Outtake (Pucked, passing without any explanation of the format of the show it combined answering uestions with a game of noughts and crosses a right answer and you couldlace your cross or your nought on the board Nor is there any mention of Double or Drop the uiz that formed Turn This World Inside Out part of the long running children srogramme Crackerjack a correct answer and you got a Option Trading Tactics with Oliver Velez Course Book with DVD prize a wrong answer and you got a cabbage if you dropped any of them you were out of the game There is a chapter on the famous scandal concerning the rigging of uiz shows in America in the 1950s There is uite a lot about Who Wants to be a Millionaire the set of which looked like the invasionlanning deck of an imperial spaceship Answers to uestions asked on various uizzes are given as notes upside down so you have a chance to work out the answers for yourself There is one factual mistake I spotted the author is not aware that yes Columbo does have a first name it is Frank the name can be seen on his ID card in a couple of episodes This is an enjoyable book for anyone with an interest in uizzes Very readable with uiz uestions incorporated into the tex. A game out of remembering scraps of information looks at the tactics of Night Fury (Night Fury, professional uizzers and reveals the shadowy worlds of setters and checkers Along the way it asks uestions such as 'What is a fact anyway' and 'Whatever happened torizes like sandwich toaster. .