The Winners of the coveted Caithness Glass Bowl and the title MASTERMIND Champions
The first 10
1972 to 1981
During World War II, Nancy worked for the intelligence service at Bletchley Park.
In the 1972 Mastermind series her specialised subjects were
French literature, European antiques,
and the history of music 1550–1900.
In 1975 she went on to win a Supermind contest between the first four Mastermind Champions.
Patricia reached the final by winning the fourth semi-final for the highest scoring losers. Her win in the final was a decisive one and even more meritorious was that her semi-final and final were recorded on the same night
Her 1973 specialist subjects were
Grand Opera Byzantine Art then Grand Opera again
A teacher and author, Elizabeth was modest about her win, claiming that "the others threw it away".
Her 1974 specialist subjects were
Shakespeare's plays The Works of J R R Tolkien and
The Works of Dorothy L Sayers
John, a Classics Master at Malvern School was the first man to win Mastermind
His 1975 Specialised subjects were
Athens 500-400BC Rome 100-1 BC then Athens 500-400BC
A civil servent in the Department of the Environment, Roger had won the Brain of Britain title in 1974. He described his Masterrmind win as
"a magnificent inconsequentiality"
His 1976 Specialised subjects were
Arthur Wellesley The 1st. Duke of Wellington
20th. Century British Warships and The Duke of Wellinton again.
Sir David Hunt was a retired ambassador who had served as private secretary to both Winston Churchill and Clement Attlee. A second repechage champion, he also won the Champion of Champions tourney for the first 10 Mastermind winners in 1982
His 1977 Specialised subjects were
World War II British Campaigns in North Africa
World War II Allied campaign in Italy Roman Revolution 60-14 BC
A 3rd repechage champion, Rosemary was a Latin and Classical studies teacher at Mount School in York.
Her 1978 Specialist subjects were
Roman & Greek mythology Works of Frederick Wolfe
then Roman & Greek Mythology again
At 27 Dr.Philip Jemkins became the youngest Mastermind champion at the time. And is now a professor of history at Baylor University in the United States.
His 1979 Specialist subjects were
Christianity AD 30-150
Vikings in Scotland and Ireland AD 800-1150
History of Wales AD 400-1100
Fred Housego was a London Black Cab Taxi driver when he became Mastermind Champion. He thought his fame would be a "nine day wonder" but he went on to a sucessful career in TV and Radio
His 1980 Specalist subjects were
King Henry II Westminster Abbey TheTower of London
A teacher at Ottershaw Middle School in Surrey, after 6 unsucessful applications, Leslie had 1 final attempt to become a contender, and became the 1981 champion.
His 1981 Specialist subjects were
St.George's Chapel, Windsor Burial Grounds of London then St.George's Chapel again.