As the title may imply
, A Question Of Sport
is a Panel Show
about sport, made by The BBC
The show started in 1968 and has been on continuouslynote
since 1970 - the longest-running
game show in Britain. As of March 2013 it's aired 1000 episodes.
Follows the format you'd expect of panel shows, with a host, two teams (consisting of two guests and a captain) and various quiz rounds.
The rounds generally played are:
- Picture Board - Contestants pick a square from a numbered grid which will correspond to a photo of an obscured sports personality, of whom they have to guess the identity.
- What Happened Next? - Sporting footage is played and contestants will have to figure out what hilarity ensued.
- Mystery Guest - A montage is shown of a sports star dressed in disguise, who has to be identified. This round can be quite funny, as when [Ally McCoist] failed to recognise his own boss.
- Observation - A montage of sporting action, followed by detail-based questions ("How many football players were seen wearing yellow shorts?").
- Home Or Away - Standard quiz questions. Contestants can choose "Home" questions, which are easier (usually about their own sports) but worth less, or "Away" questions, which are harder but worth more.
- Captain's Challenge - A newer round, where team captains engage in some sort of wacky challenge.
- British Royal Family: A Question of Sport has the honour of being the only quiz show where a member of the royal family, Princess Anne, appeared as a panellist.
- Celebrity Star: See above.
- The Points Mean Nothing: Averted, with competitive sportsmen as panellists. Less of a thing as the show has got more comedic in recent years, but the Bill Beaumont / Ian Botham era was very competitive.