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A Question Of Sport

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First broadcast on 5 January 1970, A Question Of Sport has gone on to become the longest-continuously running quiz show on British TV. 

Sue Barker hosts a special edition of the show celebrating the shows 50th anniversary, on Friday 3 January 2020. 

Regular team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell are joined by a stellar line up of guests. Former a Question of Sport team captain, Ally McCoist, returns to join Phil’s team, alongside Rugby League legend Martin Offiah. 

Joining Matt on his team are Dame Laura Davies, Britain’s most prolific female golfer, and Britain’s most successful gymnast, Beth Tweddle. 

This one-off edition will test the teams sporting knowledge on the past five decades of sport, as well as revisit some of the show’s funniest moments. 

An hour-long documentary, A Question Of Sport At 50, will also be shown, looking back at the history of the show with sporting greats and celebrity fans sharing their memories. 

5 December 2019

David Tennant as Phileas Fogg

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David Tennant is to play Phileas Fogg in a new adaptation of Jules Verne’s Around The World In 80 Days.

The Broadchurch and Doctor Who actor will be joined by French star Ibrahim Koma and The Crown’s Leonie Benesch in the eight-part drama.

The programme will see Fogg and his valet Passepartout (Koma) try to circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days, joined by aspiring journalist Abigail Fix (Benesch).

The Slim Film + Television and Federation co-production starts shooting in February 2020, for transmission at the end of the year by the BBC.

Executive producer Simon Crawford Collins (Slim Film + Television) said: “We are thrilled to have such a talent as David to play this modern take on the iconic role of Phileas Fogg.

“Bigger than the hair-raising physical challenges of the adventure – from the scorching heat of the desert to skulduggery in Hong Kong and of course strikes in Paris – will be Fogg’s personal journey.

“I’m excited that viewers will also have the pleasure of watching the extraordinary talents of Leonie and Ibrahim in the roles of Fix and Passepartout as they travel around the world.”

He said the series was “full of adrenaline, heart and of course lots of fun”.

5 December 2019 

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