Alan Connor { Download } The Joy of uiz


  • Hardcover
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  • The Joy of uiz
  • Alan Connor
  • en
  • 28 March 2017
  • 9781846148682

10 thoughts on “The Joy of uiz

  1. says:

    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 enjoy 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

  2. says:

    Very readable with uiz uestions incorporated into the text

  3. says:

    If you love to uiz this book won't make you any better at it but it will make you better informed on this most

  4. says:

    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 the prose

  5. says:

    Entertaining and informative book about the history of uizzes It deals mainly with British and american uiz prog

  6. says:

    Probably just as good as his book on crosswords but I'm less interested in the topic and found the uestion answer gimmick slightly annoying The text is interspersed with uiz style uestions often real world examples from the shows under discussion sometimes just facts that could easily have been included normally in the text with the answers printed upside down at the foot of the page In most cases I found this

  7. says:

    I gave this book to my #1 pub uiz mate Rob for his 50th birthday really late and then promptly borrowed it off him so I could read it before I left Vietnam It’s almost a British companion piece to Ken Jennings Brainiac which I actually its wittier and charming The Joy of uiz is VERY VERY British both in content and to

  8. says:

    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 sl

  9. says:

    I expected this book to be a little repetitive and heavily referential What it turned out to be was the fascinating history of uiz interweaved smoothly with actual uiz uestions and answers In other words while it tells the history and general existence of uiz as a pastime radio and TV phenomenon and pub entertainment the

  10. says:

    Growing up in a family who enjoyed uizzes much of Alan Connor's book is a nostalgic saunter through my formative years However there is much to this book The origins of uizzing are far recent than I had thought and the pro

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The Joy of uiz

Have become ubiuitous entertainment from pubs to primetime 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 Entertaining and informative book about the history of uizzes It deals mainly with British and american uiz programmes on radio and tv and tries to fathom why people enjoy them so much Some programmes get attention than others a lot of space is devoted to Mastermind 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 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 could place your cross or your nought on the board Nor is there any mention of Double or Drop the uiz that formed part of the long running children s programme Crackerjack a correct answer and you got a 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 invasion planning 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

review º PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ø Alan Connor

A game out of remembering scraps of information looks at the tactics of 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 to prizes like sandwich toaster I gave this book to my 1 pub uiz mate Rob for his 50th birthday really late and then promptly borrowed it off him so I could read it before I left Vietnam It s almost a British companion 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 the past century that I ve never heard of But it moves at a fast clip is generally uite fun and as well as delving deeper on lots of famous uiz stuff Trivial Pursuit Van Doren Ingram the book talks about the difficulties of setting uiz uestions and formats Something I ve had a little experience with 810

Summary The Joy of uiz

'An absolute must read for anyone who loves uizzes I loved it' Richard OsmanA jaunty journey into the world of the uiz from the uestion editor of BBC2's Only Connect sometimes in the form of 300 excellent uiz uestionsIn 1938 Britain started to uiz Since then uizzes Very readable with uiz uestions incorporated into the text


About the Author: Alan Connor

Alan Connor is a British writer journalist and television presenter First seen on Channel 4's youth entertainment programme The Word in 1995 he later appeared on The Big Breakfast and BBC Radio Five Live and was a BBC News correspondent appearing on BBC News 24 and The Daily PoliticsHis scriptwriting credits include the comedy drama A Young Doctor's Notebook starring Daniel Radcliffe and Jon