Mentions of Go in UK Media

Here is a list of references to or articles about Go that have appeared in the Media in the UK. Items labelled "*" are not currently in the BGA's collection. Some of the names of local papers may be incorrect.

    National Newspapers

  • 04/09/13 Financial Times - Games we play make us better at work
  • 08/12/12 Times - weichi definition quiz
  • 24/04/11 Observer * Review of "Satori" by Don Winslow
  • 23/03/11 Guardian * picture of LSE Go Club stand in article on overseas students
  • 23/05/09 Times - Casio's Kazuo Kashio on golf and Go
  • 30/04/09 Guardian - "Go, going, gone?" (computer Go)
  • 10/04/09 Daily Telegraph * Obituary of Prof Jack Good
  • 19/10/08 Sunday Telegraph * "When crowds went mental over sports of thought" WMSG
  • 27/03/08 Times - "The Go Master" film review
  • 27/08/07 Guardian - "This time it's personal" report on MSO featuring Go
  • 29/06/07 Times - "Why computers can't surpass Go and collect $1 million"
  • 26/08/06 Daily Telegraph - Novel of the week: "The Master of Go"
  • 10/08/06 Guardian - Letters from Geoff Kaniuk, Peter and Sheila Wendes, John Horsfield-Bradbury in Technology section
  • 03/08/06 Guardian - Computers just can't seem to get past Go
  • 07/12/05 Scotsman - Photograph of Peter Wendes Go Workshop
  • 24/10/05 Daily Telegraph * Obituary of Arman the Artist
  • 08/05/05 Observer - Kawabata's Master of Go 11th best ever sport book in sport supplement listing
  • 08/02/05 Guardian - picture of LSE Go Club stand on front of Education section
  • 26/06/04 Guardian * Review of Girl Who Played Go (paperback edition)
  • 01/06/03 Observer * Review of Girl Who Played Go "A bit of a Chinese Zhivago"
  • 24/05/03 Guardian * Review of Girl Who Played Go "Rules of the Game"
  • 24/10/02 Guardian - David Levy about computer Go "Do Not Pass Go"
  • 22/03/02 Guardian - Chris Brasted reader's letter
  • 15/01/02 Daily Express - report on Kisei by Beachcomber
  • 19/08/00 Guardian - Report on Liao Xingwen's visit to MSO "Go Getter"
  • 18/08/00 Times - Report on Liao Xingwen's visit to MSO "It's All Go for Chinese Prodigy"
  • 13/11/99 Times - Letter "Modern Manners" about national dress at Pair Go
  • 24/07/99 Times - MSO Supplement "A game worth a Go"
  • 25/08/98 Financial Times - Michael Fitzpatrick "Machines beaten from the word Go" under technology/games software
  • 17/06/98 Times - Ray Keane British Championship in chess column
  • 06/06/98 Times - Ray Keane book "Four Great Games" in chess column
  • 25/04/98 Independent - "Do Not Pass Go"
  • 15/03/98 Sport First - Cambridge Tournament results
  • 27/09/97 Independent - Report on British Go Championship
  • 19/09/97 Times - Ray Keene results of British Championships in chess column
  • 25/08/97 Times - Picture "England Expects to Excel at Mind Games"
  • 18/08/97 Times - All in the Mind/London hosts Olympiad of the Mind
  • 11/08/97 Times - MSO Supplement "Mysteries of the Orient"
  • 12/07/97 Independent - Bill Hartston on the British Championships "Go is Coming"
  • 11/07/97 Times - Ray Keene mentions British Championships in chess column
  • 21/06/97 Independent - The South Bank Show (MSO)
  • 17/05/97 Independent - Letter "After Deep Blue, now Go for it"
  • 14/05/97 Independent - Letter from Francis Roads "Man vs machine: it's not over yet"
  • 14/05/97 Daily Telegraph - "Beating the semiconductor"
  • 25/01/97 Independent - Charles Athur's "Do Not pass Go" on games page
  • 18/01/97 Daily Telegraph - Steve Jackson's "It's All Go at Highbury"
  • 11/01/97 Daily Telegraph - Steve Jackson's "It's Tricky in the Eyes of Rivals"
  • 04/01/97 Daily Telegraph - Steve Jackson's "Computers Have a Long Way to Go"
  • 17/10/96 Times - Meijin Match mentioned by Ray Keene in Chess Column
  • 11/09/96 Times - Bank of China Cup mentioned by Ray Keene in Chess Column
  • 29/06/96 Daily Telegraph - Steve Jackson's "Complex issue of luck versus skill"
  • 27/01/95 Independent - Chris Bray on Backgammon shows Go as game with most skill levels
  • 21/01/95 Daily Telegraph - "Could You Be Gone On Go"
  • 02/12/94 Independent - picture of Mike Redmond & Computer Go
  • 09/09/94 Independent - Genius 2 defeats Kasparov
  • 24/04/93 Independent - Article on Mike Redmond "Playing the Japanese at Their Own Game"
  • 10/08/92 Independent - "The orient's polite game is more beautiful than Chess" (EGC Canterbury)
  • 25/07/92 Times - "Touch and Go" (picture of H.Lee)
  • 12/10/90 Times - "When the going gets tough, the tough play Go"
  • 31/07/90 Financial Times - Japanese link promises a 'bloody interesting future' (Fujitsu-ICL)
  • 16/09/89 Times - "For the Japanese, chess is all Go" (Meijin)
  • 16/09/89 Daily Telegraph - Meijin picture
  • 14/09/89 Financial Times - "Time to get up and Go" (Meijin)
  • 14/09/89 Observer - "Time to get Up and Go" (Meijin)
  • 25/08/84 Times - "Killing Time with a Game Called Go" (IVC)
  • 25/07/76 Observer - "Go Starts Going Places"
  • ??/06/74 Daily Telegraph * on JAL title match
  • ??/06/74 Times * on JAL title match
  • 29/09/73 Daily Telegraph - report in Chess column by B.H. Wood
  • 23/09/73 Sunday Times Magazine - report in Chess column by C.H.O'D. Alexaander

Web News/Magazines

Magazines

  • 12/05/14 Wired - "The Mystery of Go, the Ancient Game That Computers Still Can't Win"
  • 26/10/13 Economist - Picture of Go in park in article about Korea
  • 11/2012 Linux User & Developer 119 * four page article on Go and AI research
  • 2012 Make: Vol 28 - Go Twitch - description of Radka Haneckova's livewire Goban
  • 22/11/11 Ariel (BBC) - Alison Bexfield at IAPGC
  • 08/11/11 Private Eye - Go mentioned in article on mind sports
  • 2011 The Bloxhamist - Report on Go Club/BYGC in Bloxham School magazine
  • 21/05/11 Economist - No Go on Kissinger and China
  • 08/05/10 Daily Mail Weekend - "Why Go?" (review of radio programme with photo)
  • 08/05/10 Guardian The Guide * review of radio programme "Why Go?"
  • 20/01/10 Private Eye * "In the City" about John Bender refering to Go as hardcore Chess
  • 14/02/09 New Scientist - "Computers conquer the final frontier in board games"
  • 13-2009 Sublime - "Pure Intelligence"
  • 25/10/08 Ariel (BBC) - WMSG results
  • 11/10/08 Ariel (BBC) - "It's All Go for Alison" (WMSG)
  • 29/08/07 Time Out (London) * half page on Go in sport section (page 118)
  • 06/2007 Scientific American - "Silicon Smackdown" New Go algorythm aims to depose humans
  • 27/01/07 The Economist - Winning Ways about Go and AI
  • 01/2007 EuroBiz * Ready, Set, Go about Chinese importers
  • 08/2006 MindGames - answer to quiz question
  • 14/10/05 TES Teacher - "Go for It"
  • 08/01/05 The Economist - "Do not pass Go" Letter from Stephen Bashforth
  • 18/12/04 The Economist - "The astonishing game of Go"
  • 12/2004 The Teacher - "Go-Getters" article by France Ellul
  • 21/11/04 TES - Picture from Leicester workshop
  • 12/2004 Hampshire View - "It's all Go" Peter Wendes
  • ??/2004 The Teacher * "Go for It!" article by France Ellul
  • 2003/4 Education Yearbook - "It's all GO at Wycombe Grange" article by France Ellul
  • 12/2003 National Geographic - mention in article on Samurai
  • 11/2003 Guiding - page on capture go "Wei Qi!"
  • 11/10/03 Spectator - article "Going Gone"
  • 26/09/03 TES Teacher - "Go for Thinking Skill" letter from france Ellul
  • 01/2003 Aquila - Go, Go, Go!
  • 13/04/02 New Scientist - article on Mick Reiss "Go For It"
  • 07/01/99 Computing - report on World Computer Go "All Systems are Go"
  • 09/1999 Choice - "Games People Play"
  • 18-1998 FCO News and Views - "Go Mark Go"
  • 05/1998 Demon Dispatches - Reader's Home Pages
  • 05/1998 Airbus News - "It's all go at Chester site"
  • 05/1997 The Wire - Christof Katscher quotes Go as hobby
  • 10/06/95 The Economist - mention in article on warfare
  • 02/04/94 The Economist - article on Go
  • 11/1993 National Power News - "It's all Go with a bit of me old China"
  • 09/1993 Focus - "Not in your shops now a computer version of Go"
  • 19/12/92 The Economist - "Bugs in the Program"
  • Autumn92 Hitachi Headlines - "Deepening understanding between nations"
  • 25/07/92 New Scientist - "It's all Go against computers"
  • 18/05/92 Business Week - Go strategy for Acer business
  • Spring92 Computing - Computer games Olympiad
  • 17/01/91 Far Eastern Economic Review - "Beyond brute force"
  • 01/12/90 New Scientist - "Go in the Machine"
  • 30/08/90 Computing - "As good as gold at the alternative Olympics"
  • 23/09/89 Spectator - "Gentlemen of Japan" (Meijin)
  • 14/09/89 Time Out - World Championship Meijin listed
  • 01/1989 Games Monthly - Matthew Macfadyen
  • 11/1988 Games Monthly - Go article
  • 06/1987 ICL Review - on BGC Reading
  • 04/1987 Computer Talk - on BGC Reading
  • 28/02/85 Computing The Magazine - "Zen and the Art of Go-ing" on Alan Scarff
  • 19/10/84 Times Ed - picture
  • 01/02/79 New Scientist - "The Challenge of Go"
  • 08/1975 ICL News - "Now Go Boom"
  • 28/08/74 Weekend - Mention in description of backgammon
  • 06/1974 Radio Times * article about Go for "Open Door"
  • 22/02/69 Pulse - The fascinating game of 'GO'
  • 03/1967 Bristol Siddeley News - 'GO' gains in popularity
  • 1967 Radio Times * article about Go for "The Man in Room 17"
  • 21/01/65 New Scientist * article by Dr I. J. Good "The Mystery of Go"
  • Spring61 GEC Research Review - "What is this game Go?"

Local Papers

  • 22/05/14 Welwyn Hatfield Times - All systems Go! (Pair Go Tournament Report)
  • 30/04/14 Welwyn Hatfield Times - It's all Go down at the pub (Tournament Report)
  • 05/03/14 Bognor Regis Observer/View - It was all Go at Tournament (EYGC Report)
  • 05/02/14 Stockport Express - Go at Cheadle Hulme School in piece on Chinese New Year
  • 04/01/14 Maidenhead Adverstiser - Board-game enthusiasts will go head-to-head in annual Go tournament
  • 05/06/13 West Sussex Gazette - Mind Sport Competition (Arundel Tournament)
  • 02/04/13 Stratford-upon-Avon Herald/Midweek - Best in the West when it comes to go
  • 19/01/13 Oxford Mail - "All systems Go as players face off across board"
  • 28/01/10 Maidenhead Advertiser - "It's all Go at battle of the brains" (Maidenhead Tournament)
  • 21/01/10 Maidenhead Advertiser - "It'll be all Go at brainpower tournament" (Maidenhead Tournament)
  • 16/04/09 Maidenhead Advertiser - "All a-board and set to go Go at tournament" (Thames Valley Team Tournament)
  • 22/01/09 Maidenhead Advertiser - "It's all Go in battle of the brains" (Maidenhead Tournament)
  • 16/10/08 Epsom Guardian - Women's Team success at WMSG
  • 15/10/08 Border Telegraph - "Go mad in Beijing" - WMSG
  • 09/10/08 Littlehampton Gazette - "It's all Go for Sue in latest Beijing Games" - WMSG
  • 08/10/08 Border Telegraph - "All in the Mind as Ron and Co have Go in Beijing" - WMSG
  • 03/10/08 Sussex Courier - "Mind game ace competes in first international test" - WMSG
  • 02/10/08 Sevenoaks Chronicle - "Mind games are all go for family" - WMSG
  • 10/08 Various - Reports on players at World Mind Sports Games
  • 25/04/08 Oxford Star - "Go on, give it a Go, say fans of game" (Harry Fearnley)
  • 22/04/08 Oxford Times - "Ancient Game Still Going Strong" (Harry Fearnley)
  • 24/01/08 Maidenhead Advertiser - "All Go at annual tournament" (Maidenhead Tournament)
  • 12/04/07 Maidenhead Advertiser - "Go is black and white" (Thames Valley Team Tournament)
  • 22/02/07 Chester Standard - "Chess and Go Championships" (Cheshire Tournament)
  • 26/01/07 Slough Express - "Go: A good reason to come and play" (Maidenhead Tournament)
  • 25/01/07 Maidenhead Advertiser - "Let battle of the brains begin" (Maidenhead Tournament)
  • 14/12/06 Epsom Guardian - "An Insider's Guide to Go"
  • 18/08/06 Manx Independent - "Ancient Go game visits Manx shores"
  • 29/05/06 The Courier, Dundee - "Kept on the Go at Championships" (Scottish Open)
  • 29/04/05 Maidenhead Advertiser - "Germans Go for European victory" (European Pair Go)
  • 15/03/05 Western Morning News - "Go to summer camp and learn Go"
  • 01/02/05 Isle of Man Examiner - "Pupils Go for it and win" (Jurby team after BYGC)
  • 20/01/05 Milton Keynes Citizen Go - "Chance to have a Go!" (Bletchley Park)
  • 08/11/04 Leicester Mercury - "Game could turn youngsters into Go-getters" (Leicester workshop)
  • ??/02/04 Cambridge News - "Champ sets his sights on Europe" (William Brooks)
  • 23/01/04 Maidenhead Advertiser - "Li lauches counterattack" (Maidenhead Tournament)
  • 24/01/03 Maidenhead Advertiser - "Sit down and go in a battle of tactics and skilful moves" Maidenhead Tournament
  • 03/2003 Portsmouth Post - "It's all go for Pompey School Kids"
  • 13/11/02 Basildon Echo - "Let's Go: Martial Art in Ancient Game"
  • 19/07/02 The Comet (Letchworth) * "All go for ancient board game"
  • 25/01/02 Maidenhead Advertiser - "All systems are Go in battle" (Maidenhead Tournament)
  • 09/01/02 Oxford Times - "It's all GO for pupils" (NHK TV at Fitzharrys)
  • 10/01/02 Oxford Star - "Pupils GO on TV" (NHK TV at Fitzharrys)
  • 10/01/02 Abingdon Herald - "Ancient board game under the spotlight" (NHK TV at Fitzharrys)
  • 26/01/01 Maidenhead Advertiser - "Go-ing out on manoeuvres" (Maidenhead Tournament)
  • 23/11/00 Cambridge Evening News - "Winners show they know their Go" (Small board tournament)
  • 21/01/00 Maidenhead Advertiser - "Young Guns Go For It" (Maidenhead Tournament)
  • 15/04/99 Waltham Forest Guardian - "The Ancient Game with get up and go"
  • ??/01/99 Maidenhead Advertiser - report on Furze Platt Tournament
  • 26/11/98 Hendon and Finchley Times - "3500-year-old bet is no go for computer boffins" (Computer Go)
  • 26/11/98 Edgware and Mill Hill Times - "Brain cells 1, mircochips 0" (Computer Go)
  • 25/11/98 Barnet Press - "1M still up for grabs" (Computer Go)
  • 27/01/98 Cambridge Evening News - "It's all go for UK winners"
  • 25/02/97 Cambridge Evening News - "Ancient Game goes hi-tech"
  • 04/02/97 Isle of Man Examiner - Claire wins top title (at BYGC)
  • 17/02/95 Western Morning News - Feng Yun visit to Devon
  • 17/02/95 Mid Devon Advertiser - "All Go at Haytor Vale" (Feng Yun)
  • 24/02/95 Mid Devon Advertiser - Feng Yun
  • 21/02/95 South Devon Herald & Express - Chinese Team visit
  • ??/02/95 Worcester - "Brainy Thomas chip off old Blockley"
  • ??/02/95 Worcester - "It's all Go for Thomas"
  • 29/09/94 Leamington Observer - "Winning Pair really Go for it"
  • 06/05/94 Epsom and Banstead Informer - "First Go Gets Second"
  • 07/10/93 Swindon Evening Advertiser - Go-getters flock to Oriental challenge
  • 13/08/93 Isle of Man Courier - report on tournament
  • 14/07/93 Reading Herald - Reading wins TVGL
  • 13/07/93 Cambridge - "It's All Go at board game challenge"
  • 24/03/93 Warington Guardian - Culcheth "Oriental Winners Go Go Go!"
  • 11/02/93 Waltham Forest Guardian - "All Go for Gamesters"
  • 07/01/93 Waltham Forest Guardian - "Oriental Promotion"
  • 31/08/92 Ilford recorder - "Lad is keen to have a Go"
  • 20/08/92 Waltham Forest Guardian - "Players Go for It"
  • 07/08/92 KMExtra - EGC Canterbury
  • 31/07/92 AdScene - EGC Canterbury
  • 30/05/91 Waltham Forest Guardian - "Get up and Go"
  • 08/02/91 Waltham Forest Guardian - "It's all Go Go Go at the church hall"
  • 27/10/90 Western Daily Press - "Stone me it's all Go here"
  • 30/09/89 Guildford Times - "Go Game Winners"
  • ??/09/89 Gloucester Echo - "Games expert wins top prize"
  • ??/09/89 Gloucester Citizen - "It's all Go for gamestar Dave"
  • ??/09/89 Cheltenham News - "Beaten at their own game"
  • 18/07/85 Wokingham Times - "Hooked by a game 4000 years old" (Tony Atkins)
  • ??/12/84 Malvern Gazette - "A game with plenty of Go in it" (Black Bull)
  • ??/12/83 Malvern Gazette - "Richard keeps on the 'Go'"(Black Bull)
  • ??/10/83 Aberdeen (various) * British Go Week
  • ??/02/81 Somerset County Gazette - "Good Go by College Team"
  • ??/03/81 Somerset County Gazette - "Boys Go Place"
  • ??/09/78 Brighton - "Teacher's on board and game for go" (Brian Castledine)
  • 03/02/78 Reading Chronicle - Reading Go Club
  • ??/06/76 Somerset County Gazette - "Is chess checkmated by Go?" (David Mascord)
  • ??/11/75 Manchester Evening News * Stuart Dowsey interview
  • 1974 Oxford Mail * whole page article (?)
  • ??/06/74 Evening Standard * on JAL title match
  • 23/12/73 Oxford Times - whole page article
  • 11/10/68 Bristol Evening Post - 'Go' chairman goes to U.S.
  • 01/09/60 Wembley News - report on John Barrs and Go Club

Berkshire Schools in Local Papers

    All the following are the results of efforts by France Ellul, teacher at Furze Platt and then Brakenhale.

  • 01/04/93 Bracknell News - "Students Get Going"
  • 03/04/92 Bracknell and Wokingham Herald and Post - "That's the Way to Go Adalberto!"
  • 18/07/91 Wokingham Times - "Champion is Go-ing Places"
  • 11/07/91 Bracknell News - "Going for Gold"
  • 10/05/90 Bracknell News - "Brakenhale Go Champs Receive Winning Cup"
  • 27/04/90 Bracknell Evening Post - "Game Players show their Get Up and Go"
  • 07/12/89 Bracknell News - "This Team Go from Strength to Strength"
  • 24/11/89 Bracknell Evening Post - "Oriental Game Stars"
  • 16/11/89 Wokingham Times - "Go For Gold"
  • 09/11/89 Bracknell News - Brakenhale news
  • 03/11/89 Bracknell Evening Post - "Pupils get up and go to grab national glory at board game"
  • 19/10/89 Wokingham Times - "Let's Go For It"
  • 26/09/89 Bracknell Evening Post - "Pupils Challenge the Worlds Best"
  • 12/07/89 Wokingham Times - "They can really Go"
  • 06/07/89 Bracknell Evening Post - "Go ahead, Brother"
  • 02/03/89? Wokingham Times - Brakenhale news
  • 16/02/89? Bracknell News - "Brakenhale Go for the Top"
  • 21/08/88 Bracknell News - "Brackenhale Go for Glory" (sic)
  • 13/07/88? Wokingham Times - Brakenhale news
  • 22/03/85 Maidenhead Advertiser - "Furze Platt retain British Go Title"
  • 15/03/85 Bucks Free Press - "It's all Go for Win No 2"
  • 26/10/84 Maidenhead Advertiser - "Nicola is first British Under-14 Go Champion"
  • 27/07/84 Bucks Free Press - "Leigh: a Player with Plenty of Go"
  • 18/05/84 Maidenhead Advertiser - "Leigh will Go a Long Way"
  • 18/10/83 - 12/10/84 Maidenhead Advertiser - Furze Platt Champions (many reports)
  • 29/07/83 Maidenhead Advertiser - "All Go at Furze Platt"
  • 06/04/83 Maidenhead Advertiser - "It's all Go for Magnificent Seven"

Japanese Publications

  • 02/2004 On Japan (Embassy Newsletter) - picture of Francis Roads teaching Japan Society
  • 09/2003 On Japan (Embassy Newsletter) - "Where to play Go and Shogi"
  • 29/01/02 On Japan (Embassy Newsletter) - Kisei Match report
  • 24/01/02 Nichi-Ei - Report on Kisei Kid's event
  • 16/01/02 Yomiuri Shimbun - Report on Kisei game
  • 01/01/02 Nichi-Ei - Report on Kisei
  • 01/01/02 Yomiuri Shimbun - Report on Kisei
  • 01/2002 Big Ben (Nippon Club) - Report on visit of pros for Kisei
  • 16/01/02 Yomisat - Report on Kisei
  • 10/1999 Big Ben (Nippon Club) - Report on visit of Umezawa and Inori
  • 07/10/99 Nichi-Ei - Visit of Umezawa and Inori
  • 09/1997 Japan in Focus - "An Introduction To Go"
  • 09/1997 Big Ben (Nippon Club) - Report on International Match
  • 03/08/95 Nichi-Ei - London Club/Battersea festival

Overseas

  • 09/11/05 Sankei Shimbun (Japanese) - report on Go display at Imperial War Museum
  • 12/08/00 Barnim Echo (Germany) - Mr Go Aus London (T.Mark Hall)
  • 03/04/00 Irish Times - Picture of Saijo (reported with wrong name and later corrected)
  • 05/04/91 European - "To hesitate is fatal in the game of Go" (Master of Go play)

Radio

  • 06/05/14 BBC Radio 2 - Story on "Today" on Chinese power struggles featuring an analyst laying Go stones out
  • 04/04/13 BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire * Michael Redmond visit (Matthew Macfadyen interviewed by Vic Minett)
  • 06/03/13 BBC Radio 2 * Mark Radcliffe on The Folk Show talked to Billy Connolly about Bert Jansch, who played Go with John Renbourn between takes of the biopic "Accoustic Routes"
  • 23/10/12 BBC Radio Leicester * KPMC (Toby Manning interviewed by Ben Jackson)
  • 15/05/10 BBC Radio 4 - "Why Go?" (30 minute documentary on Go)
  • 23/04/08 BBC Radio 4 * "The Material World" (Prof Rosalind Picard said programming Go was a piece of cake compared with computers reading emotional information)
  • 03/10/08 BBC Radio Five Live Breakfast - World Mind Sports Games (Toby Manning)
  • 30/09/08 BBC Radio Leicester * World Mind Sports Games (Toby Manning interviewed by Tony Wadsworth)
  • 10/08 BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester * World Mind Sports Games (Toby Manning)
  • 07/03/08 BBC Radio Oxford - Harry Fearnley interview on Jo Thoenes show
  • 09/01/08 BBC Radio 2 - Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie mention Go and Othello
  • 15/12/05 SOAS Radio * Interview with Peter Wendes
  • 07/12/04 BBC Radio 4 "In Touch" - visual impared unit at Crown Wood School, Greenwich
  • 20/07/04 BBC World Service "Outlook" - Interview with Francis Roads
  • 10/07/03 BBC Radio Solent - Interview with Yuki Shigeno
  • 28/12/01 BBC Radio London * Tony Atkins interviewed at London Open by Jim Wheble
  • 12/07/93 CN-FM * Feng Yun interview on visit to Cambridge
  • 28/07/92 BBC Radio Kent - coverage of EGC Canterbury
  • 12/11/83 BBC Radio Nottingham - Mike and Mike Interview
  • 28/10/83 BBC Radio 4 "Women's Hour" * Interview with Richard Granville
  • ??/10/83 Radio Manchester * British Go Week
  • ??/10/83 Radio Aberdeen * British Go Week
  • ??/06/74 LBC * Interview with Francis Roads on JAL title match
  • 26/02/74 BBC Radio 4 "Today" * Interview with T Mark Hall
  • 02/11/71 BBC Radio 4 "Today" * Result of Wessex Tournament

Television - News and Documentary

  • 06/05/14 BBC 1 - Story on News at Ten on Chinese power struggles featuring an analyst teaching the reporter Go
  • 09/07/13 BBC News - "What's really going on with the yuan?" - Go played in Chinese park with US and Chinese flag stones
  • 08/07/13 BBC4 - "Secret Knowledge: 4 Walter Scott's Castle" showed the Go scene on the Chinese wallpaper at Abbotsford
  • 02/07/13 Channel 4 "Child Genius" - Oscar Selby visiting Oxford Tournament and the BYGC at Aston, playing various youngsters and winning prize from Tony Atkins
  • 18/05/13 BBC News - "German boat becomes innovation hub" - Go lessons seen at technology festival
  • 30/10/12 BBC1 "Andrew Marr's History of the World" - modern day Chinese play Go on a street
  • 10/02/11 Five "Justin Lee Collins Turning Japanese" - Go on activity poster at old people's centre
  • 19/01/11 Channel 4 News - Old men of China playing Go "traditional game of strategy and patience" in street scene
  • 09/12/10 (repeated 17/12/10) BBC4 "My Father, the Bomb and Me" - pictures of Jacob Bronowski playing Go with his then young daughters
  • 15/03/10 BBC Alba "An La" - Report on Skye Tournament (in Scottish Gaelic)
  • 18/02/10 BBC2 "Newsnight"- Go game graphics used and Go Board shown to illustrate the US-Chinese relations "like cautious players on a Weiqi board"
  • 14/12/09 BBC4 "Games Britannia" - few frames from two Go games shown
  • 07/12/09 BBC4 "Games Britannia" - Go mat used to play different game
  • 04/06/07 (repeated May 2008) Five "Paul Merton in China" - glimpse of Go game in a Chengdu teahouse garden
  • 19/12/04 Channel 4 "What We Still Don't Know" - Conway's Life and clips of Japanese Go Club
  • 24/04/04 (repeated 29/04/04) BBC3 "Outrageous Fortunes" * Reporter Libby Potter learnt Go in a Japanese Go Club whilst searching for the head of Nintendo who was claimed to be 6 dan but elusive
  • 11/03/03 BBC2 "Meades Eat"s * reference to staking Chinese chefs on Go games
  • 31/07/02 BBC News24/World - report on Hikaru no Go in Japan "Young Japanese go for Go"
  • 19/08/00 Sky News * report from MSO including Go title match and Liao Xingwen
  • 04/10/99 BBC1 (repeated 05/10/99 BBC2) "Blue Peter" - History of Go featured in Games Edition
  • 11/06/99 BBC2 South-East "Out and About" - Wanstead Go Club featured
  • 02/1995 BBC1 South-West News * Feng Yun's visit
  • 29/10/93 BBC1 "Tomorrow's World" - Harold Lee and Computer Go
  • 28/07/92 ITV Southern News - coverage of EGC Canterbury
  • 19/08/91 ITV Border News - coverage of Isle of Man
  • 1979? BBC1 West Country news "Points West" * visit of pro
  • 10/08/76 ITV "About Anglia" news * coverage of EGC in Cambridge
  • 1974 "About Anglia" news * feature on Go
  • 09/07/74 ITV "Magpie" * children's magazine programme featured Go
  • 03/06/74 BBC2 "Open Door" * programme on Go and BGA (repeated 09/06/74)
  • 04/02/65 "Time Out" * Dr Good explained rules

Television - Quiz Shows

  • 03/02/14 ITV1 "The Chase" - Question about game board sizes (Go/Chess/Scrabble)
  • 27/01/14 BBC2 "University Challenge" - Question about the game in Kawabata's "Meijin"
  • 05/08/13 BBC4 "Only Connect" - Question linking "Go: Honinbo Shusaku" and others
  • 22/10/12 BBC2 "University Challenge" - Question about Go, answered by former youth Go player
  • 03/10/12 BBC1 "Pointless" - Go pictured in a round on board games
  • 30/11/11 BBC2 "Eggheads" - Go the answer to a question, Barry Simmons talked about the origins
  • 14/11/11 BBC4 "Only Connect" - Question linking Go, Hex, Kensington, Mastermind
  • 05/05/11 - 09/05/11 Channel 4 "Countdown" - Go teacher Tony Atkins contestant
  • 22/11/10 BBC4 "Only Connect" - Question linking Shogi=30, Go=361, Reversi=4, Draughts=7
  • 16/08/10 BBC2 "University Challenge" - Questions on identifying Go, the Master of Go author and the game named after a Shakespearian tragic hero
  • 29/09/09 BBC2 "Eggheads" * Team discussed if Five Field Kono was a spin-off from Go
  • 06/05/08 BBC1 "The Weakest Leak" * Question on Go (repeated 15/05/09)
  • 24/09/07 BBC2 "University Challenge" - Picture questions on oriental board games, including Go
  • 18/04/07 BBC2 "Eggheads" * Contestant mentioned Go being played at the MSO
  • 01/12/05 BBC2 "Eggheads" * Possible answer to a games question
  • 08/08/05 and 25/09/00 BBC2 "University Challenge" * Questions on Go
  • 06/05/05 BBC1 "Have I Got News for You" (repeat 07/05/05 BBC2) - Ian Hislop mentions Go
  • 14/10/04 BBC1 "The Weakest Leak" * Question on Go (and also once before)
  • Various Channel 4 "15 To 1" * Various Questions on Go

Television - Dramas/Comedy

The following episodes of TV programmes have featured Go and appeared recently on TV in the UK:

  • 29/03/08 BBC2 "The Shogun" - Tokogawa Ieyasu plays Go whilst planning and also his generals play
  • 03/09/07 BBC2 "Arrested Development" - Annyong and Maeby play Go at end of episode
  • 25/08/07 and 07/09/06 Five "Criminal Minds" - suspect had Go game laid out in his room
  • 07/03/08 BBC1 21/12/06 BBC1 25/01/10 BBC2 "Diagnosis Murder" - Dr Sloan plays Go with a bodyguard
  • 28/02/05 BBC2 "Look Around You" (spoof 80s science show) - 6.5 second clip of Nick Webber on the BGA stall at a games fair c1980
  • 29/02/04 Channel 4 "Enterprise" (Episode "Cogenitor") - game played by Trip and an alien
  • 2004 Sky1 "24" (Series 3) - scenes in a seedy LA Go Club and mentions later
  • "Ally McBeal" (Episode "Pyramids of the Nile") - game played by Richard and Ling
  • "Andromeda" * 3D games in series 1 and a reference in series 4 Episode 18

Television - Movies

The following movies featuring Go have been on TV in the UK:

  • "Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison" - two Japanese play Go, later Allison and the Nun try
  • "A Beautiful Mind" - some Go scenes featuring John Nash (played by Russell Crowe)
  • "Pi" - some Go scenes featuring main character and his old professor
  • "Fist of Legend" - two Japanese play Gomoku on a Go ban
  • "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon" - Go ban used as table for tea cups

The EGF has a full list of Go on Film





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