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I always remember, can never forget, a railway buff should have won it all in 1975(?) - but the show gave a wrong question to an answer... The contestant was answering stuff on the British Railways between 1950 and 1960 or some such, and he was creaming it - then he was asked a question about an experimental loco, running trials on the Southern Region between late 50's early 60's. He was confused, it couldn't have been 'Leader', I knew that too, he took about 20 secs to pass through confusion, then they said the answer was 'Leader'!!! he lost by one or two points. I was gobsmacked they could get it so wrong - but it was before the days of everyone complaining and they all thought, 'railway nerd' forget it. I never forget the look on the guy's face - it's etched in my brain.

But if you know the way they record quiz shows these days, there is no recourse for a challenge at all. The whole series is normally canned in a week or so. Then dribbled out over many weeks. The price of studio time is high, and they do it all in one slab - if there's 9 episodes - they were recorded on 9 consecutive days, and the finalists would come back for the tenth. Then the show is out of studio, and something else comes in.

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