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Editor's Viewpoint: Mastermind deal a feather in cap of NI creative sector

The legendary Mastermind chair
The legendary Mastermind chair

Editor's Viewpoint

When it came to pitching for quiz show Mastermind, independent production companies Hindsight and Hat Trick had all the answers.

They wanted the show to go back to its roots, when the black chair under the spotlight was the ultimate interrogation tool, and the BBC agreed that was the right call. And the winner for the next two years is now guaranteed - the city of Belfast.

The quiz will be filmed and produced here, making it yet another coup for our burgeoning creative arts scene.

It is an indication of the faith that broadcasters with the reputation of the BBC have in production values here.

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