University Challenge BBC 1

By The Stuffing-it-to-'em's Scathing Plebrity TV Columnist: Terri Shearhan

Paxman; shouts of Syphilis appreciated
Let’s hear a hearty three cheers for University Challenge. It is the only show on the BBC where a scruffy, greasy-haired, layabout student can shout out “SYPHILIS!” at the top of his voice and still receive a rapturous round of applause from the studio audience plus a fawningly sycophantic grin from Jeremy Paxman. Hip hip and thrice hurrah. Three stars!