MASTERMIND - SPECIALISED SUBJECTS
The following specialised subjects have appeared on the programme:
- Aztec Mythology
- The Life-cycle and Habits of the Honey-Bee
- The Moomin Saga by Jove Jansson
- Notable British Prisoners
- Burial Grounds of London (taken by the 1981 champion, Leslie Grout)
- The Vampire in British Fiction
- The Eleventh-century Japanese Tale of Genji and Lady Murasaki
- The Buddhist Sage Niciren
While the following were rejected:
- Routes to Anywhere in Mainland Britain by Road from Letchworth
- Orthopaedic Bone Cement in Total Hip Replacement
- The Development of the Self-service Petrol Station, 1963-68
- Cremation Practice and Law in Britain
- Chicago Gangsters of the Prohibition Era - Christopher Hughes proposed this one, but the producers felt it wasn't sufficiently well-documented.
- The History of the Existentialist and Phenomenological Philosophical Movement
- The Banana Industry
- The History of St. Andrews University
- The Managerial Career of Brian Clough - rejected during the Magnusson era, though "The Life and Career of Brian Clough" was eventually used in 2016.
- Meteorology for the Private Pilot Licence
- History of the World Since Jesus Christ - rejected for being, in producer Jon Kelly's words, "a bit broad".
- History of Europe Since Jesus Christ - proposed by the same person after the previous subject was rejected.
- The History of Loganberries
- Perfect Squares to 992 = 9801
- Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend (as Everybody Knows)
- The Natural Life of the Goldfish