The 3rd Degree: Complete Series 5: Six episodes of the BBC Radio 4 comedy panel game
by David Tyler
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Steve Punt hosts the funny, lively and dynamic quiz show from the makers of Cabin Pressure & Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive. Every week, at a different university, a team of three students pit their wits against three of their lecturers. The rounds vary between Specialist Knowledge and General Knowledge, quick-fire bell-and-buzzer rounds and "Highbrow and Lowbrow". Which of the students will turn out to be complete trivia boffins? Will the lecturers reveal they know more about Beyoncé than Barthes? There's plenty of scope for embarrassment on both sides.... The universities in this series are Cardiff, Manchester, Essex, De Montfort, Aston and Surrey, and the subjects range from forensic science to contour fashion via psychology and astrophysics. Meanwhile, the questions cover every subject under the sun, including the Epic Of Gilgamesh and My Little Pony, Gogglebox and blood spatter patterns, tennis balls and the Treaty of Westphalia....