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University Challenge - The Professionals - 2008


The fifth series began on March 31 and ended on April 23 2008, with shows broadcast every Monday and Tuesday at 20:00. 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
Faculty of Advocates165190Hospital Consultants
Ministry of Justice215100Comedians
Society of Authors70250National Physical Laboratory
Royal Academy of Engineers160180Lute Society
Salisbury Cathedral21080Rocket Scientists
Semi-Finals
National Physical Laboratory180145Hospital Consultants
Ministry of Justice265120Salisbury Cathedral
Final
National Physical Laboratory130245Ministry of Justice

The 2008 winners from the Ministry of Justice comprised Andrew Frazer, Rob Linham, George Godyn, and Nigel Black and were presented with their individual trophies by Baroness Amos, the first black woman to serve in the British Cabinet. Rob Linham was a member of the St John's College, Oxford team that were defeated in the 2001 final.