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.
|31/03/2008||Faculty of Advocates||165||190||Hospital Consultants|
|01/04/2008||Ministry of Justice||215||100||Comedians|
|07/04/2008||Society of Authors||70||250||National Physical Laboratory|
|08/04/2008||Royal Academy of Engineers||160||180||Lute Society|
|14/04/2008||Salisbury Cathedral||210||80||Rocket Scientists|
|15/04/2008||National Physical Laboratory||180||145||Hospital Consultants|
|21/04/2008||Ministry of Justice||265||120||Salisbury Cathedral|
|22/04/2008||National Physical Laboratory||130||245||Ministry 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.