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with Magnus Magnusson
Mastermind is back with the first of this year's 64 contenders, who tonight set out to see who can become 'Mastermind 1988'.

The season opens at the University of Exeter when the first four of the contenders from the west and south of England meet in the Great Hall to decide who wins the first place in the semi-finals.

Julian Loring (school bursar) - The life and career of Admiral of the Fleet, the Earl of St Vincent
Mildred Pugsley (retired nurse teacher) - The British Thoroughbred
Mike Rice (freelance journalist) - The history of the Duchy of Burgundy 1363-1477
Chris Hudson (clergyman) - The life and times of Dunstan 909-988

BBC Elstree


Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
Contender: Julian Loring
Contender: Mildred Pugsley
Contender: Mike Rice
Contender: Chris Hudson
Designer: Andy Dimond
Lighting: Geoff Higgs
Assistant Producer: Mary Craig
Director: David Mitchell
Producer: Peter Massey

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