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Christmas 2016: 4. Soas V Leeds

University Challenge - Christmas 2016: 4. Soas V Leeds

A team representing Soas, featuring comedian Dom Joly and presenter Gus Casely-Hayford, take on a University of Leeds side that includes BBC economics editor Kamal Ahmed and Gua ...

14-12-2017

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Christmas 2016: 3. City V Newcastle

University Challenge - Christmas 2016: 3. City V Newcastle

Journalist Samira Ahmed and Chair of Acas Sir Brendan Barber represent City, University of London, as they take on Newcastle University, whose team includes singer, songwriter a ...

13-12-2017

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Christmas 2016: 2. Kent V Sussex

University Challenge - Christmas 2016: 2. Kent V Sussex

A University of Kent team with presenter Paul Ross and journalist Shiulie Ghosh battles a University of Sussex side featuring news presenter Dermot Murnaghan and comedian Hattie ...

12-12-2017

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Christmas 2016: 1. Manchester V St Anne's, Oxford

University Challenge - Christmas 2016: 1. Manchester V St Anne's, Oxford

In the opening match of the series, a University of Manchester team featuring poet Simon Armitage and author Sarfraz Manzoor takes on a St Anne's College, Oxford side that ...

11-12-2017

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2017/18: Episode 20

University Challenge - 2017/18: Episode 20

Two more student teams fight it out in the second round to get through to the quarter-final stage of the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

10-12-2017

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Christmas 2015: 10. The Grand Final

University Challenge - Christmas 2015: 10. The Grand Final

It is the grand final of this seasonal competition for alumni from some of the UK's top universities - which university will be Christmas University Challenge champions? Je ...

08-12-2017

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Christmas 2015: 9. Semi-final 2

University Challenge - Christmas 2015: 9. Semi-final 2

Second semi-final in the University Challenge Christmas quiz for grown-ups. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

07-12-2017

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Christmas 2015: 8. Semi-final 1

University Challenge - Christmas 2015: 8. Semi-final 1

It is the first of the semi-finals in the University Challenge Christmas quiz for grown-ups. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

06-12-2017

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2017/18: Episode 19

University Challenge - 2017/18: Episode 19

The second round continues as two student teams make a bid to reach the quarter-final stage of the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

03-12-2017

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2017/18: Episode 18

University Challenge - 2017/18: Episode 18

In the next of the second-round matches, another two teams battle it out for a place in the quarter-finals. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

26-11-2017

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2017/18: Episode 17

University Challenge - 2017/18: Episode 17

It is the first of the second-round matches when two teams battle it out for a place in the quarter-finals. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

19-11-2017

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2017/18: Episode 16

University Challenge - 2017/18: Episode 16

It is the last of the two highest-scoring loser matches tonight when two teams get another chance to make it to the second round.\n\nJeremy Paxman asks the questions.

12-11-2017

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2017/18: Episode 15

University Challenge - 2017/18: Episode 15

It is the first of the two highest-scoring loser matches and two teams get a second chance to make it to the second round. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

05-11-2017

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2017/18: Episode 14

University Challenge - 2017/18: Episode 14

It is the last of the first-round matches tonight as the students of Merton College, Oxford, fight it out against King's College, London. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

29-10-2017

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2017/18: Episode 13

University Challenge - 2017/18: Episode 13

In the penultimate first-round match of the student quiz, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, clashes with St Anne's College, Oxford. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

22-10-2017

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2017/18: Episode 12

University Challenge - 2017/18: Episode 12

It is a contest tonight between the University of St Andrews and St John's College, Cambridge, for a place in the second round of the student quiz. Jeremy Paxman asks the q ...

09-10-2017

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2017/18: Episode 11

University Challenge - 2017/18: Episode 11

In another first-round match the students from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, fight it out against the team from St Hugh's College, Oxford. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

02-10-2017

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2017/18: Episode 10

University Challenge - 2017/18: Episode 10

In another first-round match, students from Imperial College do battle with the students from the University of Strathclyde for a place in the second round. Jeremy Paxman asks t ...

25-09-2017

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2017/18: Episode 9

University Challenge - 2017/18: Episode 9

In another first-round match, students from the University of Leicester fight it out against Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, for a place in the next stage of the competition. Je ...

18-09-2017

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2017/18: Episode 8

University Challenge - 2017/18: Episode 8

Sheffield Hallam University takes on Newcastle University in another first-round match of the student quiz. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

11-09-2017

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2017/18: Episode 7

University Challenge - 2017/18: Episode 7

The team representing Trinity College, Oxford, fights it out against the University College London team for a place in the second round of the student quiz. Jeremy Paxman asks t ...

04-09-2017

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2017/18: Episode 6

University Challenge - 2017/18: Episode 6

Oxford Brookes University students do battle with the Courtauld Institute of Art students for a place in the second round. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

28-08-2017

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2017/18: Episode 5

University Challenge - 2017/18: Episode 5

Students representing the University of York compete with the University of Warwick in another first-round match. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

21-08-2017

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2017/18: Episode 4

University Challenge - 2017/18: Episode 4

Tonight sees another first-round match when St Edmund's College, Cambridge, competes against Magdalen College, Oxford, for a place in the second round of the student quiz. ...

14-08-2017

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2017/18: Episode 3

University Challenge - 2017/18: Episode 3

In another first-round match, students representing the University of Southampton battle it out with the University of Cardiff for a place in the second round. Jeremy Paxman ask ...

31-07-2017

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2017/18: Episode 2

University Challenge - 2017/18: Episode 2

In another first-round match, students from Trinity College, Cambridge, do battle with Bristol University in a bid to reach the second round in the quiz for students. Jeremy Pax ...

24-07-2017

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2017/18: Episode 1

University Challenge - 2017/18: Episode 1

In the opening match of the quiz series for students, the University of Edinburgh takes on Ulster University for a place in the second round. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

17-07-2017

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2016/17: Episode 37

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 37

It is the grand final of the student quiz, when the winning team will be presented with the University Challenge trophy. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

10-04-2017

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2016/17: Episode 36

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 36

Jeremy Paxman asks the questions in the last of the semi-finals and the penultimate match in this series, as two teams compete for a place in the grand final.

03-04-2017

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2016/17: Episode 35

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 35

It is the first of the semis and one team find out if they have made it to the grand final of the quiz for students. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

27-03-2017

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2016/17: Episode 34

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 34

It is the last of the quarter-finals, where one more team will make it through to the semi-final stage of the quiz for students. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

20-03-2017

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2016/17: Episode 33

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 33

It is the penultimate quarter-final match in the long and winding road to the semi-finals of the quiz for students. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

13-03-2017

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2016/17: Episode 32

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 32

The pressure is increasing as the quarter-finals continue - find out tonight which team makes it to the next stage of the quiz for students. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

06-03-2017

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2016/17: Episode 31

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 31

The quarter-final stage continues as teams representing two more universities fight it out to reach the next stage of the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

27-02-2017

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2016/17: Episode 30

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 30

The quarter-final stage continues as teams representing two more universities fight it out to reach the next stage of the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

20-02-2017

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2016/17: Episode 29

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 29

The quarter-final stage continues as teams representing two more universities fight it out to reach the next stage of the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

13-02-2017

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2016/17: Episode 28

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 28

The quarter-final stage continues as teams representing two more universities fight it out to reach the next stage of the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

06-02-2017

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2016/17: Episode 27

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 27

Pressure is mounting as the quarter-finals continue in the quiz for students. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

30-01-2017

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2016/17: Episode 26

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 26

The quarter-finals continue as two teams of university students do battle to reach the next stage of the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

23-01-2017

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2016/17: Episode 25

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 25

It is the first of the quarter-finals and two student teams fight it out to reach the next stage of the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

16-01-2017

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2016/17: Episode 24

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 24

In the last of the second round matches students representing two more universities battle it out for a place in the quarter-finals. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

09-01-2017

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2016/17: Episode 23

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 23

The second round of the quiz for students continues as two teams representing their universities aim to reach the quarter-finals. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

02-01-2017

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Christmas 2016: 10. The Grand Final

University Challenge - Christmas 2016: 10. The Grand Final

It is the grand final of this festive competition for alumni from some of the UK's top universities. Which university will be Christmas University Challenge champions? Jer ...

29-12-2016

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Christmas 2016: Semi-final 2

University Challenge - Christmas 2016: Semi-final 2

It is the second of the semi-finals in the University Challenge quiz for grown-ups. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

28-12-2016

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Christmas 2016: Semi-final 1

University Challenge - Christmas 2016: Semi-final 1

It is the first of the semi-finals in the University Challenge quiz for grown-ups. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

27-12-2016

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2016/17: Episode 22

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 22

The second round of the quiz for students continues as two teams representing their universities aim to reach the quarter-finals. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

12-12-2016

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2016/17: Episode 21

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 21

Two more student teams fight it out in the second round to get through to the quarter-final stage of the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

05-12-2016

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2016/17: Episode 20

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 20

Two more student teams fight it out in the second round to get through to the quarter-final stage of the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

28-11-2016

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2016/17: Episode 19

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 19

The second round continues when two student teams make a bid to reach the quarter-final stage of the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

21-11-2016

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2016/17: Episode 18

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 18

It is another second-round match where two teams fight it out for a place in the quarter-finals. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

14-11-2016

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2016/17: Episode 17

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 17

Jeremy Paxman asks the questions in the first of the second-round matches, which sees two teams battle it out for a place in the quarter-finals.

07-11-2016

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2016/17: Episode 16

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 16

It is the last of the two highest-scoring loser matches when two teams get another chance to make it to the second round. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

31-10-2016

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2016/17: Episode 15

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 15

It is the first of the two highest-scoring loser matches tonight when two teams get a second chance to make it to the second round. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

17-10-2016

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2016/17: Episode 14

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 14

It is the last of the first-round matches when the students of the University of Glasgow fight it out against the University of East London. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

10-10-2016

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2016/17: Episode 13

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 13

In the penultimate first-round match of the student quiz, the University of St Andrews clashes with Worcester College, Oxford. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

03-10-2016

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2016/17: Episode 12

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 12

It is a contest tonight between Queen's University Belfast and the University of Birmingham for a place in the second round of the student quiz. Jeremy Paxman asks the ques ...

26-09-2016

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2016/17: Episode 11

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 11

In another first-round match, the students from Wolfson College, Cambridge, fight it out against the team from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. Jeremy Paxman ...

19-09-2016

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2016/17: Episode 10

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 10

In another first-round match, students from the University of Edinburgh do battle with the students from the University of Durham for a place in the second round. Jeremy Paxman ...

12-09-2016

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2016/17: Episode 9

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 9

In another first-round match, students from the Open University fight it out against Salford University for a place in the next stage of the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the ...

05-09-2016

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2016/17: Episode 7

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 7

The team representing Balliol College, Oxford, fights it out against the Imperial College team for a place in the second round of the student quiz. Jeremy Paxman asks the questi ...

22-08-2016

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2016/17: Episode 7

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 7

The team representing Balliol College, Oxford, fights it out against the Imperial College team for a place in the second round of the student quiz. Jeremy Paxman asks the questi ...

22-08-2016

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2016/17: Episode 6

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 6

Students representing Emmanuel College, Cambridge compete with the University of Nottingham for a place in the second round. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

15-08-2016

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2016/17: Episode 5

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 5

Students representing Oriel College, Oxford, compete with the University of Manchester in another first-round match. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

08-08-2016

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2016/17: Episode 5

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 5

Students representing Oriel College, Oxford, compete with the University of Manchester in another first-round match. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

08-08-2016

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2016/17: Episode 4

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 4

Another first-round match where Queens' College, Cambridge, competes against Peterhouse, Cambridge, for a place in the second round of the student quiz. Jeremy Paxman asks ...

01-08-2016

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2016/17: Episode 3

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 3

In another first-round match, the students representing the University of Liverpool battle it out with the University of Warwick for a place in the second round. Jeremy Paxman a ...

25-07-2016

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2016/17: Episode 2

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 2

In the second first-round match, students from Corpus Christi College, Oxford do battle with Jesus College, Cambridge in a bid to reach the second round in the quiz for students.

18-07-2016

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2016/17: Episode 1

University Challenge - 2016/17: Episode 1

In the opening match of the quiz series for students the University of Sheffield takes on Bristol University for a place in the second round. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

11-07-2016

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2015/16: Episode 37

University Challenge - 2015/16: Episode 37

It is the grand final of the student quiz. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

18-04-2016

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2015/16: Episode 36

University Challenge - 2015/16: Episode 36

In the last of the semi-finals and the penultimate match in the series, find out which team wins a place in the grand final of the quiz for students. Jeremy Paxman asks the ques ...

11-04-2016

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2015/16: Episode 35

University Challenge - 2015/16: Episode 35

It's the first of the semi-finals when one team will find out if they have made it to the grand final of the quiz for students. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

04-04-2016

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2015/16: Episode 34

University Challenge - 2015/16: Episode 34

It's the last of the quarter-finals and one more team will make it through to the semi-final stage of the quiz for students. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

28-03-2016

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2015/16: Episode 33

University Challenge - 2015/16: Episode 33

It's the penultimate quarter-final match in the long and winding road to the semi-finals of the quiz for students. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

21-03-2016

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2015/16: Episode 32

University Challenge - 2015/16: Episode 32

The pressure is increasing as the quarter-finals continue and another team makes it to the next stage of the quiz for students. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

14-03-2016

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2015/16: Episode 31

University Challenge - 2015/16: Episode 31

The gruelling quarter-finals continue as two student teams vie to reach the next stage of the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

07-03-2016

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2015/16: Episode 30

University Challenge - 2015/16: Episode 30

In another quarter-final match, two teams of students aim to reach the next stage of the quiz. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

29-02-2016

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2015/16: Episode 29

University Challenge - 2015/16: Episode 29

The quarter-final stage continues as teams representing two more universities fight it out to reach the next stage of the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

22-02-2016

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2015/16: Episode 28

University Challenge - 2015/16: Episode 28

The quarter-final stage continues as teams representing two more universities fight it out to reach the next stage of the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

08-02-2016

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2015/16: Episode 27

University Challenge - 2015/16: Episode 27

Pressure is mounting as the quarter-finals continue in the quiz for students. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

01-02-2016

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2015/16: Episode 26

University Challenge - 2015/16: Episode 26

The quarter-finals continue when two teams of university students battle to reach the next stage in the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

25-01-2016

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2015/16: Episode 25

University Challenge - 2015/16: Episode 25

It is the first of the quarter-finals and two student teams fight it out to reach the next stage of the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

18-01-2016

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2015/16: Episode 24

University Challenge - 2015/16: Episode 24

In the last of the second-round matches, students representing two more universities battle it out for a place in the quarter-finals. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

11-01-2016

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2015/16: Episode 23

University Challenge - 2015/16: Episode 23

Quiz show for students. In the second round of the competition, two more teams do battle to reach the quarter-finals. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

04-01-2016

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2015/16: Episode 22

University Challenge - 2015/16: Episode 22

Quiz show for students. In the second round of the competition, two more teams do battle to reach the quarter-finals. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

07-12-2015

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Series 15: Episode 21

University Challenge - Series 15: Episode 21

Quiz show for students. In the second round of the competition, two more teams do battle to reach the quarter-finals. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

30-11-2015

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Series 15: Episode 20

University Challenge - Series 15: Episode 20

Quiz show for students. Two more teams make a bid to reach the quarter-final stage of the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

23-11-2015

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Series 15: Episode 19

University Challenge - Series 15: Episode 19

The second round continues as two student teams make a bid to reach the quarter-final stage of the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

16-11-2015

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Series 15: Episode 18

University Challenge - Series 15: Episode 18

Jeremy Paxman asks the questions in the quiz series for students. In another second-round match, two teams fight it out for a place in the quarter-finals.

09-11-2015

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Series 15: Episode 17

University Challenge - Series 15: Episode 17

It is the first of the second-round matches when two teams battle it out for a place in the quarter-finals. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

02-11-2015

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Series 15: Episode 16

University Challenge - Series 15: Episode 16

It's the last of the two highest-scoring loser matches as two teams get another chance to make it to the second round. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

26-10-2015

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