University Challenge - The Professionals - 2006
The fourth series began on 10th July 2006, ending with the final on 1st August, with shows broadcast every Monday and Tuesday at 8:30. 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.
|10/07/2006||Bodleian Library||190||80||Society of Antiquaries|
|11/07/2006||Imperial War Museum||170||120||RSPB|
|17/07/2006||Prospect magazine||180||170||Crime Writers Association|
|18/07/2006||City bond brokers||130||120||Royal Astronomical Society|
|24/07/2006||Granta||100||175||Royal Statistical Society|
|25/07/2006||Bodleian Library||295||70||Crime Writers Association|
|31/07/2006||Prospect magazine||115||280||Royal Statistical Society|
|01/08/2006||Bodleian Library||230||125||Royal Statistical Society|
The 2006 winners representing Oxford University's library, the Bodleian, were John Wilby, Dorjana Sirola, Mike Heaney, and Bob Wyatt. Historian David Starkey turned up to present the individual trophies, himself a contestant in 1966 when Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge reached the quarter-finals (though on the show it was claimed he reached the semi-finals). Dorjana Sirola appeared in the 2002 student series when she was again champion as part of the Somerville College, Oxford team.