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50 Golden Years of Sport on BBC Two

Sue Barker celebrates 50 glorious years of BBC Two sport with the help of Gary Lineker, Sir Ian Botham, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Steve Cram, Alan Hansen, Clare Balding, Des Lynam, Murray Walker and comedian Alan Davies.

The documentary reveals the origins of sport on BBC Two, including the creation of Match of the Day in 1964 and other iconic brands like Ski Sunday and Pot Black. It also relives many of the channel's greatest sporting moments including the 1985 snooker World Championship final, which was watched by a record-breaking 18.5 million viewers in the early hours of the morning, Botham's Ashes in 1981, Usain Bolt's 100m world record and many of the highlights of the Winter Olympics.

There is also a chance to listen again to some family favourite TV theme tunes.

Release date:

59 minutes

Last on

Sun 7 Dec 2014 09:40


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Barker
ParticipantPeter Alliss
ParticipantDavid Attenborough
ParticipantClare Balding
ParticipantGraham Bell
ParticipantIan Botham
ParticipantAdrian Chiles
ParticipantBryan Cowgill
ParticipantSteve Cram
ParticipantAlan Davies
ParticipantSteve Davis
ParticipantGareth Edwards
ParticipantStephen Fry
ParticipantBobby George
ParticipantTanni Grey-Thompson
ParticipantAlan Hansen
ParticipantBarry Hearn
ParticipantJohn Inverdale
ParticipantHazel Irvine
ParticipantEd Leigh
ParticipantGary Lineker
ParticipantDes Lynam
ParticipantAndy Murray
ParticipantMichael Peacock
ParticipantSteve Rider
ParticipantDennis Taylor
ParticipantJohnny Vegas
ParticipantMurray Walker
DirectorColin Stone
ProducerColin Stone
Executive ProducerCarl Doran

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