Mark's big quiz 6 May 2020 Image Heart Research UK

Star of the new show Quiz to host a charity quiz night on Facebook

Mark Bonnar, star of Guilt, Line of Duty, Shetland and the new show Quiz, is hosting a charity quiz night on Facebook, raising money for national charity Heart Research UK.

Mark, a patron of the charity, will quiz viewers on subjects including sport, film and TV and music on Heart Research UK’s YouTube channel at 8pm on Wednesday 6 May 2020.

He will also be taking over Heart Research UK’s Facebook page to chat live with participants and host a live Q&A after.

Heart Research UK is asking for donations if players quiz along at home. All the the money raised will support the charity’s medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease.

Mark Bonnar said:

“In the uncertain times that we find ourselves in, it’s really important that we try and have a bit of fun, as well as giving something back. That’s why I’m so delighted to be hosting this quiz – I’ve dreamt up some devilish questions so you best be on top form.

“The work that Heart Research UK does is incredibly close to my heart. My father had a triple bypass over 20 years ago, and thankfully he is still going strong.”

Mark first became involved with Heart Research UK in 2018 when he produced a piece of original artwork for the charity’s anonymous heART project.

Kate Bratt-Farrar, chief executive of Heart Research UK, said:

“This is obviously a difficult time for everyone, and charities are no exception. We’re hoping that this will be a really enjoyable evening for everyone, which also helps us raise some much needed funds to help us take on heart disease, the nation’s single biggest killer.

“We hope to see you all there.”

Mark Bonnar’s Big Quiz for Heart Research UK kicks off at 8pm on Heart Research UK’s YouTube channel. Participants can catch up with Mark before and after the quiz on Heart Research UK’s Facebook page.