Personally I don't know who this gentleman is, I had to go look him up on IMDB. Seems he's done mostly work on UK rather than US features. Fair enough. He popped up in my newsfeed this morning for a Shakespeare mention, and here's what he had to say:
Mastermind specialist subjectAnybody else notice something odd right at the end, there? 36? I hear 37 most often, and sometimes 38, but I can't remember the last time I heard 36. When somebody says that, which play are they not counting? Henry VIII?
Shakespeare. When I watch Pointless and there are any Shakespeare questions I nearly always get them all, and I feel like I’d probably know more about Shakespeare than I do about anything else, as a sort of general knowledge thing. So yeah, it would be Shakespeare, but I’d have to read all 36 plays again.