Potters Bar teachers miss out on final of Knowitalls

A TRIO of Potters Bar teachers missed out on a chance of a �15,000 jackpot after being knocked out of a TV quiz show. Kevin Whelan, Gavin Simpson and Peter Clift, who work at Dame Alice Owen's School, had made it to the semi-finals of BBC2's Knowitalls.

A TRIO of Potters Bar teachers missed out on a chance of a �15,000 jackpot after being knocked out of a TV quiz show.

Kevin Whelan, Gavin Simpson and Peter Clift, who work at Dame Alice Owen's School, had made it to the semi-finals of BBC2's Knowitalls.

But in the show screened yesterday (Thursday) they failed to win a place in the grand final.

Gavin, the head of economics at Dame Alice Owen's, described their run to the semis as "very enjoyable".


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"We have loved it," he said. But the modest 35-year-old added: "We assumed we would be knocked out in the first round."

Knowitalls, which first hit our screens in July, is presented by author, actor and former MP Gyles Brandreth.

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In a format unique to TV quiz shows, it has no questions.

Rather contestants are awarded points for impressing a panel of experts with their knowledge across a range of subjects.

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