University Challenge returns to NZ

SHOW'S REVIVAL: Cue TV technical producer Andrew McMurdo working on the set imported from the United Kingdom for University Challenge.
SHOW'S REVIVAL: Cue TV technical producer Andrew McMurdo working on the set imported from the United Kingdom for University Challenge.

It's lights, cameras, action for the TV show University Challenge, with the show gracing the stage at SIT Centre Stage this week. 

The historic show has not been seen on New Zealand screens for 25 years but with a resurgence in the UK, Cue TV secured the rights to film the 2014 revival of the show. 

Eight universities, with teams of five, from throughout New Zealand are taking part in the competition, which involves a mixture of general knowledge and university-orientated questions. 

Cue TV presenter Tom Conroy is hosting the event with 31 episodes being filmed from today until Saturday. 

Producer Sheree Carey said they were in negotiations with a broadcaster but decisions would not be made until the final product was finished.

A television crew of 26 had been hired from throughout the country. 

The Southland Times