Show will test knowledge
STEPHEN FRY is to star in a new BBC radio documentary guiding two of the nation’s newest beloved brainiacs in their quest to find out whether general knowledge has any practical application.
The show, Monkman and Seagull’s Polymathic Adventure, will feature Eric Monkman and Bobby Seagull, who were catapulted into the limelight after their run as rival captains in this year’s University Challenge.
It will be produced by David
Edmonds, a senior research associate at Oxford University’s Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and a JC columnist.
Mr Edmonds has produced radio shows including the popular podcast series Philosophy Bites, which has been downloaded more than 33 million times, and has authored philosophical books Would You Kill the Fat Man? and Wittgenstein’s Poker. Monkman and Seagull’s Polymathic Adventure will see the pair investigate whether their encyclopaedic store of general knowledge is useful in the real world.
Mr Fry, a career polymath, will appear in a supporting role.