Next Question Please!

Simon Fanshawe finds out how the nation's question setters manage to keep up with the insatiable demand for quizzes on radio, television, and pubs.

Every day, millions of people try to get the better of the question setters: radio listeners, TV viewers, pub know-alls.

But who are the people who sit and scratch their heads, trying to fulfil the endless demand for "next question please"? Like authors or comedy writers, there are moments of euphoria and moments of gloom as they pick their brains for the questions that will set the quiz alight.

Each quiz has its peculiar challenges and finding the solution is a question setter high.

Simon journeys from the seclusion of a terraced house in Liverpool to the pressures of the British Quizzing Championship to delve into the dark art of the question setter.

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Simon Fanshawe finds out how the nation's question setters manage to keep up with the insatiable demand for quizzes on radio, television, and pubs.

Every day, millions of people try to get the better of the question setters: radio listeners, TV viewers, pub know-alls.

But who are the people who sit and scratch their heads, trying to fulfil the endless demand for "next question please"? Like authors or comedy writers, there are moments of euphoria and moments of gloom as they pick their brains for the questions that will set the quiz alight.

Each quiz has its peculiar challenges and finding the solution is a question setter high.

Simon journeys from the seclusion of a terraced house in Liverpool to the pressures of the British Quizzing Championship to delve into the dark art of the question setter.