Here is a list of references to or articles about Go that have appeared in the Media in the UK. Articles prior to 2010 are here.
Items labelled "*" are not currently in our collection. Some of the names of local papers may be incorrect.
AlphaGo v Fan Hui and v Lee Sedol Coverage
There have also been stories in various other places, including Bloomberg, The Economic Times (India), Fortune, Science, USA today, ZDNet and a Smithsonian publication.
Other Media Reports
- 05/15 Focus (BBC) * Small article on Go and computers
- 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
- 09/11/11 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
- 25/01/16 - Maidenhead Advertiser - In pictures: Board game enthusiasts battle it out at Go tournament
- 11/09/14 Stevenage Comet - The place to Go if you want to learn how to play (Learn Go Week)
- 21/05/14 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)
- 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)
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"
Television - Quiz Shows
- 22/12/15 BBC2 "University Challenge" - Question about Go on celeb edition got by Tim Bentinck
- 11/05/15 BBC2 "Eggheads" - Question on Sinquefield Cup being Backgammon, Chess or Go
- 26/09/14 BBC2 "Mastermind" - Question about ancient Chinese game known by 2-letter Japanese name
- 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
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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