Sue Barker hosts a Christmas edition of the light-hearted sports quiz. Matt Dawson, Phil Tufnell and guests look back on the sporting year of 2016.
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On tonight's Christmas Question Of Sport,
Matt makes a complete turkey of himself...
Olympic champions Becky and Greg go head-to-head,
it's good news for Naga,
Suzi is all ears,
but Phil's aren't working.
I can't hear anything in this hat!
Who will be on top of the tree on A Question Of Sport?
Hello, and welcome to a special episode
of A Question Of Sport.
Let the festivities begin with an Opening Rally.
And for our Opening Rally tonight,
we are looking for the 12 Daves of Christmas.
We asked some Question Of Sport viewers to name
as many sporting Davids as they could in 30 seconds.
On the tree are 12 baubles
which give you a clue to each popular David.
Matt, your team is going first.
Go for that one, straightaway. Get in there, don't mess about.
-There it is, top of the tree.
-Top of the tree!
That one is probably a safe bet, surely, for 3?
-Do you reckon?
-Yes, let's go...
-Those two, definitely.
..football, him and him, yeah?
Let's go with...
-Do you reckon Seaman?
-David Seaman. Let's see.
What type of sport is 2?
That is a tyre.
Oh, it might be Coulthard.
-Might be DC.
I still like your...
OK, you go with that one, then, go with that one.
There he is, number 5. Well done.
So, are you going to steal their answer or not?
Yes, well, we knew the tyre one, which is David Coulthard.
-That's what you're going with?
-It is, yes.
-There we go.
I think if we were going to go with rugby,
-we would go with David Campese.
Is it Campo?
It is. Number 4.
Shall we go with the cricket? Cos I think it's got to be Gower.
-Yeah, cricket, got to be.
-Let's do it.
David Gower. Is it? Number 6...
Yes, it is.
What about...what about Becky's great answer for number 10?
-Let's keep that in the locker.
-It's not a secret.
Is it not?
Greg is from athletics.
I thought he was a dancer?
I'm happy to go with that, 100% happy to go with that. 100%.
If it's right, happy Christmas. If it's not...
You can join Phil's team.
-Going with it?
-Let's make them sweat.
-Do you fancy that David?
I know Sue does.
How could you not?
Is it Ginola, Sue?
Surprise, surprise(!) You're going with that?
FRENCH ACCENT: Is it David?
We could ask the audience.
Nalbandian, is he a David, is he?
Yeah, he is.
What do you say?
David Ferrer. David Ferrer.
That's a great shout as well.
OK, so, we are going with Nalbandian or Ferrer.
I think David Ferrer.
Suzi wasn't happy.
No, it isn't.
Last guess, Tuffers.
What about David Rudisha?
-Yeah, go on, let's give it a go.
-Are we happy?
-Go on, go on.
-You're going Rudisha?
-So, you're not going Hemery?
Let's see what number 10 is.
Is it David Rudisha?
It is, yes!
From the bottom,
number 12 was David Nalbandian.
David Duval, the golfer,
and number 9 - any more ideas?
-No. AUDIENCE MEMBERS:
-David de Gea.
Yes! David de Gea, de Gea.
At the end of the round, it's a close one.
Matt is on 4, but Phil's team in front on 5.
Well, now, it's time for the first of our festive face-offs.
Let's find out who is up first.
TENSE MUSIC CHIMES
It's Matt and Naga! Down to the podium, you two come.
First things first, let's get in the Christmas spirit.
-Put your hats on.
-Take this seriously.
I want to see you in that hat.
They won't be any different. There's not a lot of difference.
There's not a lot of difference.
-Your hat is way better! Oh...
Naga, you look lovely.
Question one, name a course at which the Open Championship
has been played since 2005.
Royal St George's.
SHE DRUMS HER FINGERS
Need an answer.
No! KLAXON BLARES
Incorrect, incorrect. Bad luck, Naga.
The point goes to Matt.
-Good knowledge. Turnberry.
Could have had Carnoustie, Royal Lytham and St Anne's,
or Turnberry, were the other answers.
1-0 to Matt.
Question two - name a summer Olympic host city since 1990.
Matt goes first.
Yes. One more, one more...
-Oh, well done!
KLAXON BLARES You win it, yes, well done.
You have won both points,
and that is a win for you, Matt.
Thank you very much. Bad luck, Naga.
Well, now we are going to take a look back
at some of the best sporting moments from 2016.
Make a note of who you see.
What a way to secure the gold medal in a team Olympic final!
Well, well done. Well done.
And once more, Laura Trott shows she is masterful.
Taylor is available. What a turn.
What a goal!
Usain Bolt is doing what he always does.
It's gold again!
He's there. Wimbledon champion again.
A supreme performance.
Good work from Danny Care...
Try number two.
Grand Slam-winning England rugby team.
Great Britain have won the Olympic gold medal!
He has done it!
What an amazing year it's been.
Right, teams, take a look at the board.
You will take it in turns to pick a square
and answer a question on it.
Each question has three answers, with a point for each.
But, be careful - if you give me a wrong answer,
you will lose the points you have earned.
-Gosh...and it's Christmas.
I know! It's not very charitable.
Phil, as you are one behind, you get to pick first.
-Athletics, I think, Sue. Yes.
Looking at you, Greg.
Usain Bolt was anchoring Jamaica to gold
in the 100 metres relay in Rio.
Who were his three team-mates in the final?
So, it's one point for each one.
And you can freeze whenever you want.
Asafa was in it. Asafa Powell.
-Are you going to go with that one?
-Yes, Asafa Powell to start.
-Yes, well done.
-That is one point.
Yes. Yes. Fancy it, to go for it?
If you're going to go for it, go for it.
You could lose the point if you get it wrong.
It's only a point.
Can't think what Weir's first name is, as well.
-That may come back to haunt him later...
-It's only a point.
-..as you lose by one point.
You know what? I feel like I have to go with Yohan Blake,
cos, again...it's just cos it's such an obvious one.
-Well done, that's two points!
-Now, Warren Weir...
-No, no, no, no, no, no.
-Now it's two points at stake.
-I'm taking two now.
Yeah - listen, it's Christmas, we can muck around with a point,
-but two's serious.
Could be Warren Weir...
I'm not giving away two points to anyone.
Warren Weir - I don't care. Are you 100%?
-No, he's not - he's not 100%.
-I think we'll freeze. We'll take two.
-Two - we'll take two, Sue, please.
I thought you were going - what was his name? Weir?
Warren Weir, you were going with.
If you had, you would have lost the points.
-Oh, thank goodness!
-OK, good. Good choice.
It was Nickel Ashmeade.
Ashmeade, of course - he has a beard...
OK, Daws, over to you.
Well, let's do the rugby.
Right! Good luck, Matt.
England were on the way to winning the 2016 Six Nations -
who were the top three point scorers in the tournament?
-So, Owen Farrell scored...
Always does. Good for 15 points a game -
-so, he's got to be right up there, hasn't he?
Do you want to give that as your first answer?
-Right, we'll take that.
-That's one point.
OK, good, let's... So, we can freeze on one if we want to.
You're definitely going on.
I think we're going to carry on with Dan Biggar.
-Well done, you've got two points.
-Yay! Well done.
- Let's just stick. - Why don't we just stick on two?
-Yeah, otherwise we're going to lose the points.
-As you can tell, Sue, we...we ARE sticking on two.
-If you would have gone on...?
-You knew that before I actually said it.
I know who's boss on that team, and it ain't you.
Do you know what? I might... I may have gone with Finn Russell.
Just as well you didn't, then.
Is it Johnny Sexton?
-It's Greig Laidlaw.
-Greig Laidlaw for Scotland.
-Kicks the goals.
-Course he does!
-It's a good job we're here!
-Thank you very much.
-But well done - two points.
-Well done, well done, well done.
One more choice each.
One more choice.
Let's have a bit of Leicester City, please, Sue. Football.
OK. Leicester City were winning last season's Premier League -
name their top three goal scorers in the league that season.
-Well, we know...
Yeah, well... Mm...
- Vardy... - And maybe...
-Who was the other one?
-Maybe Mane, before he went off to Chelski.
-Well, you've definitely got...
Jamie Vardy, one point.
-Agh! It's always the third one, innit?!
I feel like... Oh, no, actually...
-What, are you thinking, Mane?
-Go with that one. Sounds good.
- Shall we take a...take a punt? - Yeah.
-Are we keen to go?
-What, for all three?
Are we? Hang on, hang on, hang on.
- Hang on. - Come on!
It's Christmas! Come on - Mane, Sue.
zero. ALL GROAN
-Who did you say?
-He played for Southampton.
Kante, are you thinking of?
Oh, Kante, yeah, sorry.
Sorry. That's my fault.
-And he's wrong as well.
-Oh, good. Good.
It's Leonardo Ulloa.
Oh, we should have stayed with two!
Leonardo Ulloa, with six goals.
So, that's opened the door. Over we go.
HE MIMICS CREAKING DOOR
So, you're going to go for three in which sport?
The girls would like cycling, and I would like cycling, too.
OK, cycling it is, then!
Laura Trott was winning omnium gold at Rio.
She also won team pursuit gold. Name her three team-mates.
You know that one?
-Definitely going with that one, Suzi?
Yes, you are right, so that's one point.
I think that one's right.
Go for it.
-Yes, Katie Archibald.
OK, so, it's...
It's Barker or Baker.
- I think we should stay on this. - Me, too.
Barker or Baker. I mean, come on.
-Elinor Barker. Elinor Baker.
-We've got ten...
We're three points ahead of Phil, look.
10 and 7.
We've got to go for it.
If it's between Baker or Barker, we've got to go for it.
Why go for it?! Just stick!
It might as well be Smith and Baker -
-if we get one letter wrong, we're wrong.
Honestly, I came here to enjoy myself today!
We can't just say Eli!
Oh, let's stick. Go on, look, we're three points ahead of Phil.
Need an answer.
-I'm with Suzi. Stick.
-What are you doing?
-It's one letter!
-They've told me I've got to stick.
You're going to stick?
AUDIENCE GRUMBLES AND BOOS
Boo to you!
-Boo to you!
-Boo to you, too!
Listen to your public!
All right... BOOING CONTINUES
-Listen to them!
-Do you know what?
They... They voted for you, they voted for you.
They're saying stick! Stick, stick!
Do you know what? You're our captain - it's up to you.
-Oh, no, it isn't!
That is a full-on cop-out.
-We said stick!
-Cos you got booed by your public...
I still think stick.
We don't know whether it's Baker or Barker,
and they're two different things!
Barker. It's Barker.
What are you doing, Daws? We need a final answer.
Barker, it's Eli Barker.
You've got three points!
What a difference that round has made.
Phil is on 7, Matt now in front on 11.
It is now time for another festive face-off,
so, let's see who will be doing battle.
It's Becky and Greg - our Olympians!
Got a lovely hat for you to wear.
-Look at this!
Show no mercy, Becky.
Ooh, I've got a bit of a big head!
It won't fit on!
Name a woman to win an individual gold or silver medal
for Team GB at the Rio Olympics.
It's a woman to win an individual gold or silver medal
for Team GB at the Rio Olympics.
Greg, you get to pick first.
-Oh, but I had her!
Um, Jazz Carlin.
Ooh, yes - good one.
Need an answer, Becky!
Oh, my God!
I don't know!
Point for Greg!
The other ones were Charlotte Dujardin,
Becky James, Siobhan-Marie O'Connor and Bryony Page
were the ones that we were looking for.
-Yes, well done - so, one point to Greg.
Here's your second question.
-Come on, Becky!
-Come on, Greggy boy!
Come on, Becky!
Name a football club...
..to have been champions of England since 1985.
Oh, you've got this.
And Becky goes first in this one.
I don't know football.
I'll just go with Leicester, just to throw it out there.
Why have I now completely and utterly drawn a blank again?
Need an answer.
Just on... Just in time, they're saying. Blackburn, in time.
I'm going to... It's wrong, but can't think of anybody else -
No, it wasn't. KLAXON BLARES
So, point goes to Becky!
How do I not know women at Olympics but I get the football one right?!
The other two, any ideas?
-Everton, was it?
-Yes, your team, Everton.
-Any ideas for the other one?
That was tricky. So one point each. Here's your final question.
Go on, Greggy boy!
New Zealand are the current holders of the Rugby Union World Cup.
Name another country that has played in a semifinal at the tournament.
Greg goes first. Another of your favourites, Becky.
-I'm going to throw England in there.
I don't know.
Ah. That was my next pick.
No, don't you cheat. Need an answer.
-Look at your hat.
-There were only two, again, that you didn't get.
Scotland and Argentina. But anyway, well done.
Two points for Greg, one to Becky. Good round. Well done.
It is time now for an Observation Round.
I don't know about you but I have seen
a lot of trampolines on my TV this Christmas.
We thought we'd join in, too.
You will see a number of people dressed in
a variety of sporting attire.
Watch everything closely, as the questions could be on anything.
I wonder if there will be a boxer on this trampoline?
Right, I hope everyone was paying attention.
It is time for the questions. Coming to you first, Matt.
What was the name on the back of the basketballer's shirt?
-Iverson, I think.
-Iverson, yeah, that's what I had.
-Go for it.
-Is the right answer. Well done.
-Over to you, Phil.
What position was the netballer playing?
-Did we see a netballer?
-They were on trampolines.
-They were all different sportspeople.
-What do netballers wear?
-How do you tell a netballer?
-Centre defence, isn't it?
-Must have been goal...
Oh, I did see...
-Wing defence, it could be. Yes, that's a great shout.
-Are you going with that?
It is wing defence.
Matt, here's your next one. What stroke was the swimmer attempting?
-Breaststroke, I thought.
-That's it. We are looking at you here, now.
-Yes, well done, Becky.
Get in there!
Tuffers, how many balls did the tennis ball boy throw?
-Or was it six?
-Did you think eight?
I saw six but I wasn't massively paying attention at that point.
-Is it seven?
-If you both said six...
Listen, I'm not very good at counting, love.
-I was thinking...
-One, two, three, four. I think it was seven.
-It wasn't an even...
-And six is an even number. Seven is odd.
-I have learnt so much today.
Going with your answer, are they, Naga?
Just as well they did, it's right. Seven.
And for your final question, and this is a toughie,
you're going to need your tablet for this one.
-How many sports did you see in total? Good luck.
-Did you get them all?
-The nearest will get the point.
-I've got 10.
-Have you counted them?
-Need an answer on your tablet.
-I wouldn't have gone that many.
-That's a bit high.
OK, let's have a look at the answers.
-What have you put?
The answer is...19.
The point goes to Matt's team.
At the end of that round, Phil has moved on to 11.
Matt's still in front on 15.
It is time now for our final festive face-off.
I wonder who it will be. Let's find out.
Oh, surprise, surprise, it's Suzi and Tuffers.
Come on. Oh, what have they given me here? What is that?
-Is it the Gruffalo?
Very nice. Question one.
Other than the UK, name a European country that hosted
a Formula One Grand Prix this year. Tuffers, you go first.
Japan... No, no, no!
Was it European? What did you say? What did you say?
I was going to say Spa, Belgium. Belgium.
Name a European country.
I can't hear what you say. I can't hear.
Point goes to Suzi.
-Oh, no way.
I can't hear anything in this hat!
It's got massive ears on it, of course you can hear.
Name a team in the NFL whose franchise name is an animal
that isn't a bird.
-Just name an animal.
Just name an animal?
If you can't think of anything, just name an animal.
You could have had the Bengals, Broncos, Colts, Dolphins,
Jaguars, Panthers, Rams. Question three, the decider.
Name a country to have played in the Fifa World Cup FINAL since 1990.
That is the final.
Very good, both of you.
Need an answer, Suzi. Anywhere?
-The only two you were missing was Italy and the Netherlands.
Oh, no, I'm going to be in so much trouble. My husband is Dutch.
Back you come. It's over, well done.
Well done, two points there, Tuffers.
But sadly not enough because this week it is a win for Matt's team,
16 points to 13.
It has been such, such fun.
Huge thank you to all of our guests here tonight.
To Suzi and Becky, to Naga and Greg.
The three of us will see you very soon, but from all of us here
from A Question Of Sport, have a very merry Christmas.
Sue Barker hosts a Christmas edition of the light-hearted sports quiz with Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell. All the regular rounds have a festive twist as the guests look back on the sporting year of 2016.