With the news that Mastermind will be getting a revival, Steve Braunias revisits the classic final of 1990, and remembers his old golden-mopped friend Peter Sinclair.
Who will they get to host the new series of Mastermind? New Zealand On Air has committed $685,360 to reviving the show, which ended in 1991. You’d want someone smart. Wallace Chapman has intellectual credibility. He went to university. Actually, he went to university with David Bain, and he’d make an incredible host. Picture the lights going down in the studio – they always do that on Mastermind – and his face filling the black screen. You’d have a heart attack. He’d be the last face you’d ever see. Safer to appoint Wallace Chapman.