Gascoigne, Bamber

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Gascoigne, Bamber Gender: M
born on 24 January 1935 at 16:30 (= 4:30 PM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Clifford
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 03°46' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 28°15 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 04°06'


British playwright, entertainer and host of "University Challenge." Gascoigne is considered the doyen of quizmasters for his 25-year stint as the host of the show that ran from September 1962 until 8/25/1987. He was host of the magazine show "Cinema" from 1964, after being a drama critic of "The Spectator" and "The Observer." One of his first published plays was "Share My Lettuce" which starred Kenneth Williams. Gascoigne was born into a theatrical family and was educated at Eton and Oxford.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : New Career September 1962 (Host of "University Challenge," 25 years)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : New Job 1964 (Host of magazine show)

Source Notes

Frank C. Clifford quotes him, given in British Entertainers, Flare Publications 1997


  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality (TV host)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star (Quiz show)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (Over 25 years as TV host)
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic