DIARY: EVENING OUT WITH ... TOP OF THE POPS MAGAZINE - Carat lose all street cred at the pop quiz of the century

8pm Embassy Rooms It’s the Top of the Pops magazine annual quiz night for agencies and clients.

8pm Embassy Rooms It’s the Top of the Pops magazine annual quiz

night for agencies and clients.



Alfie Lewis introduces the quiz master, Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills.



8.05pm Some of the 25 teams are already doomed, as they don’t even

understand the first question, let alone know the answer.



8.30pm Round three and the old farts, spectators so far, are ecstatic as

the questions feature Lou Reed, the Doobie Brothers and Labi Siffre

(Labi who?).



GCSE panic is created as Mills threatens retribution on those who hand

in late answer papers. ’Give them to the blondies,’ he says, referring

to Claire Stidwell and Mandy Pienaar.



8.45pm Half time, and defending champions Parlophone lead. But wait a

minute ... some competitors are demanding a recount.



9.30pm Beeb.com arrive, five rounds late. A few moments later,

competitors who prefer karaoke insist on singing the vocals during the

’What’s the next line?’ round.



10.15pm It’s a ’phone-a-friend’ playoff between the two leaders.

Parlophone win when Virgin Retail mistakenly insist that Snap hail from

Germany.



Carat trail in last ... pitifully, they’re even behind Beeb.com.