Series: A Question of Sport

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.

Alternative Title(s):

A Question Of Sport