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Re: Who's the First Brain of Britain......Hmmmm.......... by kazzzz on 18 December 2008 4:36am
 
He's ace in Time Team.
 
Re: Who's the First Brain of Britain......Hmmmm.......... by geordiegirl on 18 December 2008 9:56pm
 
PHEW, MIKE! Yes, you certainly got us going there.

Who's the US equivalent of Clarkson, would you say?

Sounds show-off, but I've met Tony Robinson 3 times now, and he's lovely. Very down-to-earth, unpretentious, lefty-liberal. he had a party-political post with the Labour Party, once.

Went to a grammar school (in Woodford, Greater-London-east) but not university, I think. Very good speaker: yes, a shrewd and intelligent person.
 
Re: Who's the First Brain of Britain......Hmmmm.......... by Ken Dunn on 18 December 2008 10:01pm
 
The BBC had a radio programme called Brain of Britain and I suppose the first winner of that would qualify. There is a TV programme called Eggheads and Chris and/or Kevin and/or Daphne have been Brain of Britain.
 
Re: Who's the First Brain of Britain......Hmmmm.......... by sighthound on 19 December 2008 12:37am
 
"Brain of Britain" is still on BBC Radio4 on Saturdays. (I'm great on the U.S. questions but abysmal on the UK specific geographic ones.)
 
Re: Who's the First Brain of Britain......Hmmmm.......... by Spursfan on 19 December 2008 9:08am
 
I've met him too Linda and I was very impressed with how down-to earth he was.

He even offered my husband, our 2 grandkids and I a mint (Smint) each when he had one! A lovely friendly, natural, gesture.

A very nice man in my opinion and yes very very bright. I love Time Team.
 
Re: Who's the First Brain of Britain......Hmmmm.......... by bIG bLOGGER on 19 December 2008 2:40pm
 
Linda,you seem to be bumping into quite a few *famous* people,is that because you live in the Metropolis?....First Ken Follett,now Tony Robinson;--who else have you met? (I'm getting a bit jealous).I bet you haven't bumped into Stephen Fry!
 
Re: Who's the First Brain of Britain......Hmmmm.......... by bIG bLOGGER on 20 December 2008 2:24pm
 
Judging people ONLY on their 'brains' is rather a partial judgement on their whole character,personality,etc,don't you think? Britain is full of brainy people,so it's irritating if the same old ones get picked out as 'the brainiest' of the lot,like Stephen Fry,Melvyn Bragg,Jeremy Paxman,Bamber Gascoigne......**

I know this thread was started by MMMMmmmm to discuss an archaeological'find',but they say you should handle with caution anything you read in the DAILY MAIL.

**Bamber Gascoigne appears in one version of The Lumberjack Song,where Michael Palin sings of the 'Quercus Maximus Bamber Gascoigneii',which I suppose loosely translated means :"that smooth brainy bastard off University Challenge who doesn't take any prisoners"...(Bamber Gascoigne is 73yrs old:Happy Christmas,Bamber).
 
Re: Who's the First Brain of Britain......Hmmmm.......... by geordiegirl on 21 December 2008 10:00am
 
Ah, well, now I have to come out & admit it, Peter: I'm a card-carrying Labour Party member, have been quite active in a couple of significant constituencies- and they get the 'celebrity' (actually they work as hard as anyone) supporters to meetings dinners, etc. and then they mingle in a friendly way.

Yes, I have shaken Stephen Fry's hand! Nice man (unsurprisingly).
 
Re: Who's the First Brain of Britain......Hmmmm.......... by Ginnyp on 21 December 2008 11:05pm
 
Hmmmm....Now the first brain of Britain might be in a jar of formaldehyde at the Wellcome Trust in London and the second is Jade Goody's who, I think, knows what she wants to say but can't quite get it out due to the appalling educational system of today.
 
Re: Who's the First Brain of Britain......Hmmmm.......... by kazzzz on 21 December 2008 11:08pm
 
What is a Smint?
 
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