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University Challenge - The Professionals - 2004


The new series began on 19th April, Monday's at 8:30, with gaps for the Chelsea Flower Show and Olympics, culminating in the final on the 6th September. Unlike the first series, only the four highest scoring teams from the first round were selected to progress to the semi-finals.

First round
19/04/2004Crossword Compilers80180British Library
26/04/2004CBI10095Royal Opera
10/05/2004Public Relations180105Zoological Society of London
17/05/2004Home Office85185Foreign Office
21/06/2004The Army115140Journalists
28/06/2004Scottish Parliament11570Welsh Assembly
05/07/2004Actors12555Soroptimists International
12/07/2004Oxford University Press18075House of Lords
19/07/2004Halle Orchestra105150Crown Prosecution Service
26/07/2004Royal Society of Literature105110Jodrell Bank
02/08/2004Eden Project115170Paleontological Association
Semi-Finals
09/08/2004British Library21070Public Relations
30/08/2004Foreign Office145250Oxford University Press
Final
06/09/2004British Library220160Oxford University Press

The winning team from the British Library comprised Colin Wight, Kathryn Johnson (previously a contestant for St Hugh's, Oxford in the 1979 series), Bart Smith, and Ron Hogg and each received a trophy, a flat, framed, engraved stainless steel representation of the new opening titles, from author Fay Weldon.