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BBC quiz The 3rd Degree comes to campus

02 Feb 2015

On Wednesday, 25 February (6pm) at the Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama

3rd Degree

The 3rd Degree is a quiz show that pits three undergraduates against three members of staff in a general knowledge and specialist subject quiz. It is hosted by Steve Punt (Mock the Week, Horrible Histories) and is recorded on location at a different University each week with the audience composed of students and staff from the University. And in February 2015 it's coming to the Martin Harris Centre at The University of Manchester!

The show has the underlying rigour of a formal quiz, but combined with a light-hearted quest to discover how the students will fare against their elders and betters... but being a BBC Radio 4 quiz, both the questions and the scoring are actually approached in a rigorous fashion and taken seriously.

The rounds vary between Specialist Knowledge and General Knowledge, with quick fire bell-and-buzzer rounds and individual questions also.

The show is produced by David Tyler for Pozzitive, whose various credits include 'Spitting Image', 'Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones!' and ‘Cabin Pressure’.

The event is free and open for everyone to attend on a ‘first come’ basis. 

Further information

If you are interested in taking part in the quiz as a contestant, email

If you are interested in being part of the audience, visit: