University Challenge - The Professionals - 2003
Here are the results of the first ever series of University Challenge featuring teams representing an occupation, and not an academic institution, and thus for the first time opening its doors to non-students. The series was shown on Mondays 8/8:30pm on BBC2, between the 7th April and 8th September 2003. Unlike the student series, only the top eight highest-scoring winners qualified for the quarter finals, becoming a straight knockout from then on.
|14/04/2003||Royal Society||135||70||Royal Institute of British Architects|
|28/04/2003||British Geological Survey||120||145||Royal Air Force|
|12/05/2003||General Practitioners||85||160||British Dental Association|
|09/06/2003||House of Commons||25||215||Journalists|
|16/06/2003||British Veterinary Association||30||215||Royal Meteorological Society|
|23/06/2003||Fine Art Auctioneers||155||115||Psychiatrists|
|30/06/2003||Women's Institute||150||35||Royal Naval College|
|07/07/2003||Inland Revenue||270||95||College of Arms|
|21/07/2003||Journalists||165||130||Fine Art Auctioneers|
|28/07/2003||Royal Meteorological Society||180||125||Women's Institute|
|11/08/2003||Inland Revenue||280||105||British Dental Association|
|18/08/2003||Journalists||100||115||Royal Meteorological Society|
|08/09/2003||Royal Meteorological Society||110||145||Inland Revenue|
The first series of UC The Professionals was won by the Inland Revenue consisting of Terry Cook, Allana Sheil, David Edney, and Richard Thomas, and were each presented with a flat, framed replica trophy by Mo Mowlam.
Teams that progressed to the next round are shown in bold.