Softwire on Only Connect
26 September 2014, by David Simons
What connects Ascot Racehorses, a Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone, a decanter of port, and the dealer button? Read on to find out…
For those of you who are unaware, this is a question from the latest series of Only Connect, a BBC Two (formerly BBC Four) TV quiz show hosted by quick witted Victoria Coren Mitchell. Four seemingly disconnected clues are displayed, and the teams – and viewers at home – must find the underlying connection. Simple in theory, but in practice, very difficult.
Many people at Softwire are fans of this show and, through a rigorous internal interview process involving multicoloured spreadsheets, we put together a team of three keen and bright people (Richard Bradley, Zoe Cunningham and myself as the proud captain!)
Throughout the process, I was keeping tabs on it all: everything went well from our first meeting to our final match. Telling you all the stories may spoil the series, so my diaries are being kept under wraps until later in the series – look out for it in months to come.
Our first game will be shown on September 29th, 8:30pm on BBC2 – tune in and cheer on The Coders!
Oh, and before I forget, what connects all the things listed above? They all travel clockwise!