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A quizzical look at life

12th February, 2011

In the new RTE series Trivia, the lead actor David Pearse plays a guy called Lawrence, a dumpy man so obsessed with winning his local pub quiz for the 60 billionth time that he has taken to firing members of his team who don’t come up to scratch. Lawrence is intended to be a caricature, but for anyone who’s taken part in quizzes, he has an oddly familiar air.

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