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50 Golden Years of Sport on BBC Two

Documentary celebrating 50 years of sporting coverage on BBC Two, featuring the origins of iconic brands such as Match of the Day and a look back at some of the greatest moments.

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.

59 minutes

Last on

Sun 7 Dec 2014 09:40

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Role Contributor
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


  • Sun 20 Apr 2014 20:00
  • Sun 27 Apr 2014 18:00
  • Sun 7 Dec 2014 09:40

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