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Peter Aims To Be Pompey Mastermind

2 October 2013

Blues fan to sit in the famous chair

The rich history of Portsmouth Football Club will feature in the long-running BBC quiz show Mastermind on Friday.

Pompey fan Peter Russell, 59, has chosen the club as his specialist subject when he is spotlighted in the iconic leather swivel chair and grilled by quizmaster John Humphrys.

The show is scheduled to be broadcast on BBC Two at 8pm on Friday. October 4 (except in Northern Ireland and Wales where it will be broadcast the following day at 5pm and 7pm respectively).

Peter was brought up in Fareham, where his parents still live. He has been supporting Pompey since the mid-1960s, and has seen the club in all four divisions (twice). He is one of the thousands of fans who have invested in making the Blues the biggest fan-owned club in the country.

Although he moved away from the area in the 1970s, he has stayed a fan, including when he lived in Germany and his mother sent him the old Sports Mail every week. He retired from a career in local government in London and Glasgow, where he currently lives, last year. 

Peter said: "I had always fancied going on Mastermind, and the history of Pompey was one of my proposals in my application for the programme, so I was delighted when the topic was accepted as my specialist subject.

"It has been an ideal chance to highlight the proud history of one of the great clubs of English football."

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