Mitchell Symons

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Mitchell Symons
Born (1957-02-11) 11 February 1957 (age 61)
London, England
Nationality British
Spouse Penny

Mitchell Symons (born 11 February 1957) is a British journalist and writer. Born in London, he was educated at Mill Hill School and the LSE where he studied Law. Since leaving the BBC, where he was a researcher and director, he has worked as a writer, broadcaster and journalist. He was a principal writer for the early UK editions of the board game Trivial Pursuit, and has devised many television formats. He wrote an award-winning opinion column for the Daily Express . [1]

Mill Hill School

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London School of Economics public research university in London, United Kingdom

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He and his wife Penny Symons have two sons, Jack and Charles.


Published books



<i>That Book ...of Perfectly Useless Information</i> book by Mitchell Symons

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