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A Question of Sport at 50

Documentary looking at back at half a century of the popular sports quiz, with highlights from some of the 1,200-plus episodes that have aired since 1970.

This documentary tells the story of how A Question of Sport has evolved but remained in the primetime schedule since it first hit the air in January 1970. This romp through the archives from the 1,200-plus episodes includes the show where over 19 million people tuned in to watch the Princess Royal line up alongside Emlyn Hughes.

A stellar cast of guests give their memories of the programme through the days of David Vine, David Coleman and current host Sue Barker. We hear from Matt Dawson, Phil Tufnell, Sebastian Coe, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Paddy McGuinness, Dan Walker, Alan Shearer, Denise Lewis, Alex Scott, Ian Wright, Nick Knowles, Gary Lineker, Ally McCoist, Tim Henman, Gaby Logan, Richard Osman, Colin Jackson and many more.

A lot has changed in fifty years, but what this documentary illustrates is that the love for this, the longest-running sports quiz show in the world, hasn't faded.

57 minutes

Last on

Fri 21 Aug 2020 20:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:02

    Ed Sheeran

    Castle On The Hill

  • 00:07

    The Happy Mexicans

    Tio Pepe

  • 00:10

    The Beatles

    Love Me Do

  • 00:13

    Fleetwood Mac

    Oh Well, Part 1 (Dj Remix)

  • 00:14

    Dry the River

    History Book

  • 00:15

    Paolo Nutini

    New Shoes

  • 00:17

    Gabrielle Aplin


  • 00:19



  • 00:21

    The Spencer Davis Group

    Gimme Some Lovin'

  • 00:27

    Jack Savoretti

    Not Worthy

  • 00:30

    Katrina and the Waves

    Walking On Sunshine

  • 00:31


    Take On Me

  • 00:33

    Primal Scream, Denise Johnson


  • 00:36


    Good Enough

  • 00:39

    Emeli Sandé

    Next To Me

  • 00:40

    Jack Savoretti

    Knock Knock

  • 00:42


    Brimful of Asha

  • 00:45


    Highway To Hell

  • 00:47


    Don't Kill My Vibe

  • 00:51


    Hold On

  • 00:57

    George Ezra



Role Contributor
Narrator Jodie Whittaker
Producer Tom Butt
Executive Producer Gareth Edwards


  • Fri 27 Dec 2019 20:30
  • Fri 27 Dec 2019 21:00
  • Fri 27 Dec 2019 23:00
  • Fri 21 Aug 2020 19:30
  • Fri 21 Aug 2020 20:00