It’s Still A Long Way From “Hollywood Squares”

The long-running BBC game show “Mastermind” has been catching a great deal of flak lately for abandoning its traditional focus on intellectual topics for a lighter mix of pop culture and current events. In fact, one Conservative politician has even leaped into the fray, accusing the show of dumbing down in a blatant ratings grab, saying “It used to be about Jane Austen novels and Beethoven symphonies.”

Source: The Telegraph (UK) - 08/06/04