THE EINSTEIN FACTOR
HARD QUIZ 8PM, WEDNESDAY, ABC
TOM Gleeson is getting quite the name for himself as an acerbic smart alec but that’s exactly why this quiz show works so well. If you have seen Gleeson on The Weekly
with Charlie Pickering’s “Hard Chat” you’ll get the drift. In this, contestants each receive five questions on their “expert” subject. No subjects are too trivial or obscure, and so far have ranged from The
Brady Bunch to the Bangladeshi cricket team to Henry VIII. Then there’s “Tom’s Round”, a topic of Gleeson’s choosing; before it’s the “People’s Round” and the final playoff. Superbly awkward.