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Bamber Gascoigne

Bamber Gascoigne was the legendary quizmaster of University Challenge (where, very unusually, he wrote his own questions) for twenty-five years. His calm intelligence and urbane manner have been much imitated -- he was spoofed in Monty Python, The Young Ones and Red Dwarf -- but never equalled. He handed over the reins to a rather more irasible Jeremy Paxman in 1994 and now devotes most of his time to ... an online history encyclopedia. He has also written and presented several landmark TV...See more