NEOLITHIC SWOTATHON, kicking off on radio in 1948, before inevitable cathode-ray crossover come early 60s. Early incarnation needlessly complicated, with GEOFFREY WHEELER and DAVID DIMBLEBY in opposing assembly halls setting questions in turn, before sensible single host option adopted later in decade. PADDY FEENY, JOHN EDMUNDS and JOHN DUNN also compered. Grammar-school friendly institution, with only occasional presence of “new” comprehensive representatives. Prize was simply “taking part”, the swines.