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Neston's Stephen Whitaker Wins Counterpoint Quiz

Published: 16th December 2014 10:02

Local resident Stephen Whitaker has triumphed in the final of a nationwide radio competition.

Neston's Stephen Whitaker wins Radio 4's Counterpoint QuizStephen (right) pictured receiving his trophy from the quiz host, Paul Gambaccini.

As reported on AboutMyArea earlier this month, Stephen, of Bridge Street, Neston, competed in the BBC Radio 4 quiz Counterpoint, which seeks to find the station's musical mastermind.

After 13 weeks of pitting his musical wits against other contestants, Stephen eventually emerged as this year's champion in the Final broadcast on Monday December 15.

The show had actually been taped a week or so beforehand, so the secret of his win had to be held close until after the broadcast.

The quiz is hosted by veteran broadcaster Paul Gambaccini and covers a broad range of musical genres, from classic to film scores and pop.

You can tune in to hear the final here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04v30zv

Congratulations Stephen!


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John Cartlidge
At 16:00 on 16th December 2014, John Cartlidge commented:
Very well done.

I listen to this show regularly, and it is tough, then add the nerve factor, and Stephen is a worthy winner.
Stephen Whitaker
At 10:42 on 17th December 2014, Stephen Whitaker commented:
Thanks John, I was certainly a bag of nerves throughout, hence my rather shell-shocked scowl in the photo. That's me thinking 'can we get this over with so that I can have a stiff drink as soon as possible'.
James S
At 15:55 on 19th October 2020, James S commented:
What a privilege Steve, for you to meet Gambol

I hope he didn’t catch any grabs!
James S
At 15:56 on 19th October 2020, James S commented:

You need to log in before you can do that! It's only a quick registration process to join the AMA network and completely free.

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