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Duration: 1 hour

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.

Last on

Sun 27 Apr 2014 18:00 BBC Two except Scotland

Credits

Presenter
Sue Barker
Participant
Peter Alliss
Participant
David Attenborough
Participant
Clare Balding
Participant
Graham Bell
Participant
Ian Botham
Participant
Adrian Chiles
Participant
Bryan Cowgill
Participant
Steve Cram
Participant
Alan Davies
Participant
Steve Davis
Participant
Gareth Edwards
Participant
Stephen Fry
Participant
Bobby George
Participant
Tanni Grey-Thompson
Participant
Alan Hansen
Participant
Barry Hearn
Participant
John Inverdale
Participant
Hazel Irvine
Participant
Ed Leigh
Participant
Gary Lineker
Participant
Des Lynam
Participant
Andy Murray
Participant
Michael Peacock
Participant
Steve Rider
Participant
Dennis Taylor
Participant
Johnny Vegas
Participant
Murray Walker
Director
Colin Stone
Producer
Colin Stone
Executive Producer
Carl Doran

Broadcasts

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