Brookes students triumph on BBC quiz show

Thursday, 04 October 2007

Five students win £75,000 pounds on the popular BBC quiz show 'Eggheads'

Five Oxford Brookes students have won £75,000 on the popular BBC quiz show 'Eggheads'.

The students were pitted against five 'eggheads', winners of previous quizzes such as 'Who wants to be a Millionaire', who had been undefeated for 74 previous games running.

After an uncertain start, the students' confidence grew, and then towards the end the eggheads failed to answer correctly how many US states have the death penalty (38). So when the Brookes students correctly identified that Nicosia is further south than either Lisbon or Valetta, the £75,000 was theirs. The show was broadcast on BBC 2 on Friday 28 September.

The five students were Dan Franzen (Business - team captain), Tom Talbot (Biotechnology), Craig Rouse (Computing), Qaz el-Megreisi (Business) and Charles Wilson (Computing). They had honed their skills at pub quizzes in Oxford, and were inspired to apply to the show after winning a crate of beer last February in Headington.

See clips of the show on YouTube