Cast: Allen Tom; Barrett Stephen; Biggs Reuben-Henry; Bonar Ian; Cawsey Robert; Cooper Dominic; Corden James; Cumberbatch Benedict; Dance Charles; Friend Joseph; Gaddas James; Gatiss Mark; Ghatak Raj; Gleaves Nicholas; Gowland Ross; Hadley Kenneth; Hardiker Rasmus; Henry Guy; Hensey Julian; Henshaw John; McAvoy James; Monaco Gerard; Rimi Sule; Van Moyland Joe; Willbond Ben; Woods Simon; Bevan Bethan; Duncan Lindsay; Elliot Su; Eve Alice; Hall Rebecca; Tan Elaine; Tate Catherine; Abberley Jeff; Blackman Julia; Choi Diana; Chydzik Sowa Michelle; Goetzman Gary; Hanks Tom; Harris Pippa; Marciano Nathalie; Mendes Sam; Richards Mary; Shareshian Steve; Nicholls David; Rowe Ashley; Neely Blake; Morris Charlotte; Vaughan Tom; Harris Jon; Persons Heather; Bovington Matthew; Bunce Chorley; Cameron Brown Jo; Chalk Leah; Chapman Helen; Cook Tara B.; Dawson Lindsay; Diamond Allison; Easton Sophie; Edleston Giles; Edmonds Jake; Elliott Tim; Ferro Pablo; Goldberg Charlie; Gunkle John David; Haljun Tory; Harper Tarn; Hobson James; Leakey Deborah; Lee Sarah; Leigh Milly; Moreton Hollie; Murphy Jack; Nixon Simon; Pearson Nick; Raphael Sooki; Shimer Julie; Smith Miura; Smith Richard; Storer Robert; Thornell Rebecca; Tidy Katherine; Wharton Angela; Williams Betty; Greenwood Sarah
Storyline: In 1985, against the backdrop of Thatcherism, Brian Jackson enrolls in the University of Bristol, a scholarship boy from seaside Essex with a love of knowledge for its own sake and a childhood spent watching “University Challenge,” a college quiz show. At Bristol he tries out for the Challenge team and falls under the spell of Alice, a lovely blond with an extensive sexual past. He’s smitten, and he carelessly manages to hurt the feelings of Rebecca Epstein, a friend whose politics and wit he admires. The Challenge finale is coming up; maybe Brian can redeem himself and still avoid being a prat.