University Challenge - The Professionals - 2006


The fourth series began on 10th July 2006, ending with the final on 1st August, with shows broadcast every Monday and Tuesday at 8:30. There were only five first-round matches, with the four highest-scoring teams qualifying for the semi-finals, regardless of whether they won or lost.

First round
10/07/2006Bodleian Library19080Society of Antiquaries
11/07/2006Imperial War Museum170120RSPB
17/07/2006Prospect magazine180170Crime Writers Association
18/07/2006City bond brokers130120Royal Astronomical Society
24/07/2006Granta100175Royal Statistical Society
Semi-Finals
25/07/2006Bodleian Library29570Crime Writers Association
31/07/2006Prospect magazine115280Royal Statistical Society
Final
01/08/2006Bodleian Library230125Royal Statistical Society

The 2006 winners representing Oxford University's library, the Bodleian, were John Wilby, Dorjana Sirola, Mike Heaney, and Bob Wyatt. Historian David Starkey turned up to present the individual trophies, himself a contestant in 1966 when Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge reached the quarter-finals (though on the show it was claimed he reached the semi-finals). Dorjana Sirola appeared in the 2002 student series when she was again champion as part of the Somerville College, Oxford team.