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AS 1985 hits its stride, shy, sensitive Essex lad Brian Jackson escapes his working-class roots to dive head first into higher education at Bristol University.

He settles in quickly at his new digs and signs up for auditions to find the campus University Challenge team.

Brian is instantly smitten with blonde, nymphette teammate Alice Harbinson, who plans to use the television exposure to launch herself as an actress.

Starter For 10 scores maximum points with its hilarious one-liners and winning performances. First-time feature director Tom Vaughan doesn't try anything too flashy, concentrating on Brian's accident-prone journey of self-discovery. Pacing is brisk, building to the showpiece sequence at University Challenge, which sees Brian and his team-mates pitted against the formidable Queens' College Cambridge.

Extras include interviews, quiz, coming soon trailers.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Apr 13, 2007
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