The long-running quiz show for university students was nearing the end of its original run in 1985 and we present what must be the shortest opening and closing sequence of just about any entertainment programme ever.
Jeremy Paxman takes control of this long running battle of brains, superceding Bamber Gascoigne as quizmaster. Famous for its "Starter For Ten" questions, this seemingly impossible quiz was a favourite among young and old, even though nobody except the brainiest of us could answer any of the questions. It has now been turned into a film starring Mark Gatiss of League of Gentlemen fame as the irreplacable Bamber.
Still going strong in 2010 but with a strings-based arrangement of the famous theme tune. The programme regularly rates as one of the most watched programme on BBC2.