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Monday 28 August 2023

Mastermind returns to BBC Two this Bank Holiday Monday


Prepare for the triumphant return of Mastermind, with a new exhilarating series set to premiere on Monday, August 28th, at 7:30pm, exclusively on BBC Two.

Guided by the seasoned BBC presenter Clive Myrie, this show will immerse 96 contenders in the age-old formula of mastering their chosen Specialist Subject, followed by a challenging round of general knowledge questions. As the competition intensifies, those who emerge victorious from the heats and later the semi-finals will face off in a climactic Grand Final. Their ultimate goal: to secure the coveted title of Mastermind Champion and the iconic Mastermind Glass Bowl.

This series promises to take quizzing to new heights, featuring an eclectic array of topics that will test contenders' expertise. Subjects range from historical figures like Mary Queen of Scots to pop culture phenomena like Otters and Harry Styles, and even delving into the realms of art with René Magritte, entertainment with Ted Lasso, and the intriguing The History of Cattle.

Clive Myrie enthusiastically shares, "We've got another cracking series, full of thrills and heart-racing moments, as our contenders do battle. The quality and range of quizzing is astonishing. 'Quizzy Mondays' will be unmissable."

Jimmy Mulville, the Executive Producer, adds, "With Clive Myrie as the interrogator, Mastermind goes from strength to strength. It’s still the best quiz show in town and we’re honoured to be making it."

Ruby Kuraishe, Entertainment and Comedy Commissioning Editor, expresses the sentiment of quiz enthusiasts, "I’m sure quiz enthusiasts are rejoicing as the mother of quiz shows returns to BBC Two. As ever, there’s a wide range of specialists subjects ranging from literature and TV shows to historical figures and music, there’s something for everyone!"

Produced by Hindsight & Hat Trick for BBC Two, Mastermind is a highly anticipated event. The Executive Producers are David Young, Jimmy Mulville, Kate Middleditch, and Chris Jones for Hindsight & Hat Trick. The show is filmed and produced in Belfast, with support from Northern Ireland Screen.

Mark your calendars: Mastermind makes its triumphant comeback to BBC Two on Monday, August 28th, starting at 7:30pm. Catch the full series on iPlayer for a comprehensive quizzing experience.

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