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A Question of Sport

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A Question of Sport is a long-running BBC sports quiz show that has been airing since 2 December 1968 with over 1,000 episodes.It involves two teams of sports stars answering questions on their own and other sports. Each team has a resident captain, each of whom is joined by two stars of the sports world. Having run almost uninterrupted since 1970, the show is now Britain's longest running quiz show with 1000 episodes (as of 4 March 2013). On 8 January 2010 episode No. 885 was a celebration episode of A Question of Sport's 40th birthday (Series 39, episode 13).The teams in the 1,000th episode, which aired on 4 March 2013 (Series 42, episode 17) and was won by Phil Tufnell, were made up of current and former captains and comprised Bill Beaumont and Ally McCoist on Phil Tufnell's team and John Parrott and Willie Carson on Matt Dawson's team.The rounds played include:Picture Board – numbered squares reveal sports person for contestant to identifyAction Round – contestants are asked questions about a montage of sporting actionWhat Happened Next? – sports footage is halted at optimum moment and teams are asked what occurred thereafter (often an answer of amusement)Observation Round – sports action is shown and contestants are asked questions about details of what they have just seen, e.g. "What colour hat was a certain person wearing?" or "How many balls can you see in the following clip?" The footage for the latter question will be of many different events and all show balls, or whatever item has been askedMystery Guest – teams have to identify a sports star in unfamiliar circumstances and with unconventional camera angles. (For many years, the backing music for this item was Johnny Nash's 1972 song "There Are More Questions Than Answers".)Home or Away – contestants can answer a question on their own sport for one point ('home'), or a question on any sport for two points ("away"). Team captains always receive "away" questions.Captain's Challenge – the captains have a contest in different feats.One Minute Round – teams are asked nine questions in 60 seconds.On the Buzzer – teams answer questions at quickfire pace (this was only introduced in later years – in the Vine and Coleman eras, the show would end with the remaining six Picture Board questions.)

Status: Running
TV Channel: BBC One
Episode Guide For Show: A Question of Sport