Home
Show
Results
Teams
Extras
Stats
FAQ
Links

 

University Challenge results, 1972-73

These are the results of the tenth series of University Challenge which ran weekly on ITV, starting in the week of 25 October 1972 and ending on 5 September 1973, running for 39 shows. In Anglia the series was shown on Wednesdays at 17:20, with a running time of 30 minutes.

Once again the first round had a 'winner-stays-on' format, with a team qualifying for the quarter-finals if they won three in a row, and the quarter-finals and semi-finals were single-game knockouts, with the final 'best-of-three'.

For the whole of the Bamber era TV schedules differed between the different ITV regions, and the show was often broadcast at different times and on different days in different parts of the country, and sometimes the regions were even a week or two out of sync with each other. Where the date differed, I try to use the date the show was broadcast in the Anglia region in the tables.

There are many gaps that I've been unable to find, so please do contact me if you can assist.

First round
25/10/1972
01/11/1972
08/11/1972
15/11/1972
22/11/1972
29/11/1972
06/12/1972
13/12/1972
20/12/1972
27/12/1972
21/02/1973
28/02/1973
07/03/1973
14/03/1973
21/03/1973
28/03/1973
04/04/1973
11/04/1973
18/04/1973
25/04/1973
02/05/1973
09/05/1973
16/05/1973
23/05/1973
30/05/1973
06/06/1973
13/06/1973
20/06/1973
27/06/1973
04/07/1973
Quarter-finals
11/07/1973
18/07/1973
25/07/1973
01/08/1973
Semi-finals
08/08/1973
15/08/1973
Final
22/08/1973
29/08/1973Fitzwilliam, CambridgeGonville & Caius, Cambridge
05/09/1973Fitzwilliam, CambridgeGonville & Caius, Cambridge
Specials

The series champions from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge were Philip Bassett (Botany), David Curry (Material Sciences), David Wurtzel (Law), and Michael Halls (English). Their prize was a set of prints of "The Harlot's Progress" by William Hogarth, and are still on display in Fitzwilliam in a corridor near the dining hall.

Other teams appearing on this series include Keele.

Winning teams advancing to the next round are in bold.