University Challenge results, 1975-76
These are the results of the thirteenth series of University Challenge which ran weekly on ITV, starting in the week of 7 November 1975 and ending on 18 June 1976, running for 36 shows, although the finals seem to have been shown over three weeks ending on 10 August 1977. In Anglia the series was shown on Fridays at 17:20, with a running time of 30 minutes.
Once again the first round had a 'winner-stays-on' format, with a team qualifying for the quarter-finals if they won three in a row, and the quarter-finals and semi-finals were single-game knockouts, with the final 'best-of-three'.
I'm expecting that I've miscalculated, but the TV listings show a "best-of-three final" between University College, Oxford and King's College, London in August 1977, in the middle of the 1976-7 series and over a year after the rest of the shows in the 1975-6 series had finished. There may be some mix-up in my lists of games between this series and the following one.
The Christmas special in 1975 saw the 1974-5 winners, Keble College, Oxford, play a team of Dons from their college.
For the whole of the Bamber era TV schedules differed between the different ITV regions, and the show was often broadcast at different times and on different days in different parts of the country, and sometimes the regions were even a week or two out of sync with each other. Where the date differed, I try to use the date the show was broadcast in the Anglia region in the tables.
There are many gaps that I've been unable to find, so please do contact me if you can assist.
The series champions from University College, Oxford were Gavin Griffiths, Brian Keelan, Ian Kramer, and Chris Shapcott.
Other teams appearing on this series include York.
Winning teams advancing to the next round are in bold.