Sue Barker hosts the lighthearted sports quiz with Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell. Joining the teams are Matt Fitzpatrick, Steve Finn, Mark Foster and Jazmin Sawyers.
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Joining Sue, Matt and Phil are...
Ryder Cup star Matt Fitzpatrick,
England fast bowler Steve Finn,
European silver medallist Jazz Sawyers
and world swimming champion Mark Foster!
Who will come out on top on A Question of Sport?
Hello and welcome to the show.
Tonight, we are delighted to be joined
by four stars from the top level of international sport.
Leading them into battle, it's the captains, Matt and Phil.
So, everyone is geared up and ready to go.
Let's kick things off with a picture board.
And Matt, we're coming to your team first.
12 numbers to get through.
OK, we're going to start, Sue, with number four, please.
-Oh, it's Liam Phillips.
Oh, is that Fran Halsall?
-Yes, it is.
-Get in there.
-Oh, Marco Fu.
-This is exciting!
-Is that Susannah Townsend?
-No, not Danson.
Move on! Oh, no!
-Yes, it is.
Move on, nine!
Marc Leishman! Yes!
Great shout, Marc Leishman. Great shout.
That last answer just in time.
You took your time over Kate Richardson-Walsh,
so you missed the last one.
But well done, 11 points scored.
Right, we're ready, Sue, come on.
-Forget that team.
-Yes, good score. Here we go.
Number one, please, Sue.
Oh, what's his name?
Move on. Jason Kenny...
-No, it's not.
-No, we can't carry on!
-Oscar De La Hoya.
-Oh, no, erm, Biles.
-Fragapane, great shout.
No, move on!
Move on, move on. Nine.
Shikhar Dhawan! Ten.
Oh, what's his name? Pieters, Phillips?
Number one you missed out, was Ed Clancy.
Oh, of course.
The swimmer was James Magnussen.
And it was Simone...
Can I get my glasses from the changing room?
Have you left your glasses?
I have, yeah! I suddenly went, "I can't see this very well."
That's not a complete excuse, I was still...
-That is the worst excuse I've ever heard!
-I was still rubbish,
but I'm just thinking, it might have helped a little bit.
That's just embarrassing, Mark.
-Seven scored, at the end of the round,
Phil is on seven,
Matt in front on 11.
We've got a Sports Action for you now.
Make a note of the stars you see.
COMMENTATOR: Dialling in for his first Masters.
In the same group with Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler...
England have a try!
That is out towards seven!
The Olympic champion men's 100 metres butterfly,
we were very, very worried about it, and goodness me,
he has just delivered with a massive time.
An appeal, but not out.
This would be the icing on the cake...
and it's there!
OK, now, it is time to fill in a crossword.
-You'll take it in turns to use the surnames of the stars
you saw to fill in the gaps.
Tuffers, we're going to start with you.
OK. Five down, Sue, I must be right...
-Is it right?
Yes, it is.
We're playing catch-up.
All right, we'll go six across.
AB de Villiers.
Is it De Villiers?
Well done, it is, Steve.
The big long one.
Got to be Huddlestone, isn't it?
It is, yeah, that's right.
Is that H-u-d-d-l-e-s-t-o-n-e?
Got to be.
One down, please, Sue, Huddlestone.
Go for it.
OK. Four down, Sam Burgess.
Right, yes, very good.
It's got to be Mauresmo. I don't know how you spell her name,
-but that's got to be, isn't it?
OK, then. Let's do that then.
Is it Amelie? It is.
You can see what game they are playing.
I like your game!
Have we got a game, have we got a game?
Keeping the swimmer and the athlete back.
Swimmer and athlete?
We'll have to go with the one we know.
Justin Thomas. Is it Justin?
-You're going for Justin Thomas.
Two down is...
Last two, which one do we put?
Does he know that swimmer?
He's not going to know the long jumper.
He's not going to know the long jumper.
Never in a million years.
No. I don't even know that, and I'm very good on long jumpers.
So we'll go for yours, then.
Seven across, Schooling.
Schooling, is it?
Yeah, that's the trouble, we were sort of assuming
that Mark wouldn't know the swimmer.
Give me a name ending in E.
Five letters. Any clues, Jazmin, any clues?
Don't even look at them. Don't even look at them!
What does it begin with?
Give me a word. Five letters, ending in E.
-It's a common long jumping...
Shall we even bother and see if it's right?
-No, it's not.
It's not House, it's the Nigerian long jumper Ese Brume.
It is Ese Brume indeed!
Tactics paid off, closing the gap.
At the end of the round, Phil is on 12, Matt in front on 14.
Many points at stake in this round, Home or Away.
One point for a home question, possible three if you go away.
Steve, coming to you first.
-Yes, home, please.
Which Australian took six wickets in his only match of the 2015 Ashes
and later that year became the 15th bowler from his country
to reach 200 Test wickets?
I think it's Peter Siddle.
It is indeed, yes, well done.
Fozzy, you've got your glasses on now, so home?
What do you fancy?
Well, I'm not being funny, I've got my two home questions wrong so far,
-so I think I'd better go away.
-Do you fancy away?
-Let's go away, yes.
-Fancy away? Come on, here we go!
-Away, please, Sue.
-For three points.
Name the three men that won a Grand Slam singles title
in both the '80s and '90s.
-I've got McEnroe, Sampras...
I'm not sure what years these are in yet, but McEnroe, Sampras...
-Lendl is good.
-"Boom Boom" Boris.
"Boom Boom" Boris. Boris.
Well, Boris won '87.
-Yeah, and he's...
-Boris. Boris is always in.
-That one, what do you reckon?
Stefan Edberg? He definitely won Wimbledon.
Go for it, yeah. They're mainly your picks, mate, you go for it.
All right, we're going to go Boris Becker,
You have got...
Oh! Not bad!
Becker and Edberg but not Sampras,
he won his first Grand Slam in '90.
1990, just outside.
So, we're looking for one, for a bonus point.
Well, that's the one I'm most confident with.
You've just read Andre Agassi's book, haven't you?
He talks a lot about McEnroe still playing, so I think,
-if you are happy...
It's not Johnny Mac, is it?
-Yeah, go for it, that sounds really good.
-Yeah, go on, Johnny Mac.
He was still playing, but not a Grand Slam.
You mentioned the other one.
Yes, it was Ivan Lendl.
-Ivan the Great!
-In the '80s and in 1990.
But two points scored, so closes the gap again.
A little more interesting in the scores, so, Matt, coming to you,
home or are you going to go away?
I'm going to go home.
OK. In November,
who won his fourth European Tour event and three weeks later
was part of a winning team down under?
What was the down under bit?
It was a team...
It was the World Cup of Golf.
Of course it was, yes.
-Yes, it is.
Well done, Matt.
Now, Jazz. Home, or are you going to be risky?
I'm not going to be risky, let's go home, please!
OK. Who in 2016 followed European gold with Olympic bronze,
three years after becoming her country's first World Championship medallist?
That is Ivana Spanovic.
It is, from Serbia, well done.
Well done. The scores are closer still.
Phil has moved on to 15, Matt just in front on 16.
OK, captains, you will be out in the middle for this one,
but you will need a lot of help from your team-mates.
Matt, you are going first, so out you come.
All right, OK.
So, in front of you, Daws, 15 balls.
You need to put them in the basket
that you think matches the correct answer.
Every ball you have left at the end of three questions
will be worth one point.
-Here's your first one.
Which of these European golfers has won the most Ryder Cup points?
A, Henrik Stenson, B, Justin Rose
or C, Padraig Harrington?
What's Rosey, 12 and a half? Something like that?
I'm not sure, but I would just say that Harrington
has played in the most, so...I would have to gamble with that, yeah.
Yeah, which is C.
We're discounting Henrik, are we?
-So, I've got eight in here and seven in there.
Can we gamble more?
-You can spread them between the three.
More into Padraig?
-This is on the golfer's head!
You've got three questions, remember.
OK, your ten seconds start now.
-What do you think?
-Yeah, I'd throw in a couple more.
Go eight, go eight.
What's that, eight?
Three, two, one!
He's given ten!
Rosey has got a lot! Rosey has got a lot.
How many have you gone for B, Justin Rose?
-Oh, so you've gone ten with Padraig Harrington?
The correct answer is, with 12 points,
B, Justin Rose.
Oh! We've had a lot, we've had a lot.
I told you!
Padraig Harrington, ten and a half.
That's not far away.
Why did you do put so many in C?
Oh, we're in trouble now.
Say bye-bye to ten, Daws.
Yeah, see you later.
Five balls left.
It gets tougher, as the next question
you can only put the balls in two of the baskets,
you have to leave one empty.
Here's your question. Which of these football teams have won
the most domestic league titles?
-How is that easy?
-A, AC Milan, B, Barcelona, C, Bayern Munich.
Most domestic leagues.
How many have Bayern won?
It's just a one-horse race every year.
Barcelona and Real...
and then AC, Juve, all those...
Bayern have just strolled it, haven't they?
-Well, what are you thinking?
-I'm thinking split between A and C.
I'm more inclined to go with C,
in the fact that it's a one-horse race every year in that division.
It tends to be, doesn't it?
AC have got Inter and Juventus.
They're going to split them up a lot.
I mean, I'm happy to go all in.
-We are writing off a not bad team in...
-Your time starts now.
-I'm happy to go all in.
I mean, they've won... They have won a lot.
-Where do you want me to go?
-Let's go Bayern, let's do it.
Three, two, one!
Very poor during the '40s and 50s, Bayern.
How far back, how far back?
You had five at the start of that question.
But AC Milan, 18...
Oh, we're in deep trouble here.
Oh! Come on!
So, taking five through now to your final question
and you have to do the same now, because you can only use one basket.
All five in one basket.
So good luck with this one.
Which one of these things happened most recently?
Is it A, Carl Froch beats George Groves at Wembley?
Was it B, Nico Rosberg wins his first F1 Grand Prix?
Or C, Sachin Tendulkar retires from Test cricket?
Froch is what, 2014, was it?
Might even have been earlier than that.
Oh! But Rosberg, he's been at it a while, hasn't he?
Tendulkar, you said, did you think of a Test series?
Yeah, it was against the West Indies.
-I'd be inclined to say early 2014 Tendulkar retires.
Early '14, Tendulkar.
Froch, we're going...
We're going late '13?
Late 13. OK.
Late summer 13, yeah.
And, so, is Rosberg's first GP win
-anywhere in between?
-OK, we're going to put the clock on you now,
you've got to make a decision.
He wasn't winning and then he went strong.
Your ten seconds start now.
The clock is on. All in one basket.
A or B? A or B?
You're ruling out Tendulkar.
Yeah! We're saying Froch is earlier.
Three, two, one!
Steve, which one did you want him to go with?
No, don't say that!
It's which happened most recently?
No, recently! No, no, no, no, no!
-No, no, no, no!
You're right, you're right.
I was getting excited. Recently!
Put the balls back in! Come on!
It's going to be... It's going to be C!
Boys, I'm so sorry.
Nico Rosberg was 2012, actually.
And you wanted to go with Tendulkar, didn't you?
He retired from Test cricket in November 2013.
Oh. Well, that would be very close to Carl Froch.
Carl Froch beats George Groves at Wembley, 2014,
it's the right answer!
You've got that right and you meant to put them in the other basket!
I told you, he doesn't know his As from his Cs, I told you.
It pays not to understand the word "recently."
At the end, five balls mean five points scored, well done.
Well, you've got a big score as your target, Phil, you're up next.
Right. You know which one's A, B and C?
-You've got it all right?
-Yes, accelerator, brake, clutch, got it.
OK. Here's your first question.
Which of these countries won the most medals
at the Rio summer Olympics?
A Italy, B, Netherlands, C, Spain.
OK. Most medals.
Right, track and field, all the other things, Spain...
And you can split them, obviously.
-You can use all three here, so...
Well, none of those countries did any well in the pool.
I'm not sure about the track, because there is a lot of medals
in the pool and there's a lot of medals on the track.
-Italy, I can't...
-None of them stood out on the track.
The Netherlands have got a few track ones, haven't they?
They have, they have Dafne.
What are Spain good at?
We don't know, do we?
Holland did well in the velodrome.
-And they'll do well rowing.
Spain, I reckon.
You're going A, are you?
-Spain are pretty good.
-We're nowhere near, we're nowhere near...
-A is Italy.
-Oh, A is Italy!
-All in Italy.
-Shut up, Dawson!
-OK, you've got five seconds.
What do you reckon?
Three, two, one...
Come on, Italy!
What were Italy good at?
So, Daws wanted you to go all Italy.
How many did you put in Italy?
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.
Eight, for Italy.
And you've gone B, four, Netherlands, is it?
-And three for Spain.
OK, well, Spain got 17.
Well, we've done well, eight, we'll take that.
And remember, Tuffers,
the next question you can only use two of the baskets, OK?
-Here's your question.
Yes, be kind.
Which of these England managers was in charge for the most games?
-A, Roy Hodgson.
-B, Fabio Capello.
Or C, Sven-Goran Eriksson?
Sven-Goran Eriksson, isn't it?
-All in C!
All in, all in.
Roy has been in charge for...
-No, not Capello.
-No, so B is out.
-Sven was there for a long time.
I would split between A and C.
Which one are you going to favour?
All in C, I reckon.
We'll just put one for Roy.
-Five and three.
No, I'm going bigger than that.
-Sven's all in! No, no.
-One in Roy.
That's just chicken, that is.
So, Capello you dismissed.
Sven by miles...
So, how many are you taking forward?
-You are taking...
-I'm taking forward seven, Sue.
-Got to be all-in on this one.
We're all-in on this one. Come on, be kind.
Which of these events happened the earliest?
A, Mike Powell sets long jump world record.
B, Martina Navratilova wins her final Wimbledon singles title.
Or C, Damon Hill becomes F1 world champion.
Which happened earliest?
Well, Martina's...early '80s.
Mike Powell. What Olympics was the Powell at, Mike Powell at?
'92, I think.
-Mike Powell set the long jump world record in Tokyo.
In Tokyo, in Tokyo!
-When was Tokyo?
Tokyo was '91.
-I thought Damon Hill was like '92,
but I might be completely wrong.
Right, I reckon Powell '91, I reckon Hill '92,
-I reckon Martina is...
Yeah, '90. '89, '90. Boom!
Seven. In the back of the net, I'm leaving it there.
OK, we'll give you five seconds!
No, no! Yes, no?
-Quick, yes or no?
-Yeah, stay there!
-Three, two, one
and you are out of time.
I've never seen Phil be so confident with an answer.
Well, Damon Hill was '96.
Mike Powell was '91.
Martina played a long time.
Her last Wimbledon title was in 19...
..90, so you've got the points!
What a difference that has made to the scores.
Matt is on 21 but now Phil is in front on 22.
It's going to be very close, as we approach the final round.
One of your favourites, Tuffers, it's the Buzzer Round.
So, all to play for.
Are you ready? Here we go.
In January, which team ended Chelsea's 13-game winning streak?
Andrew Willis reached an Olympic final in which swimming event?
200 metres breaststroke.
Who was the last American to win the Wimbledon men's singles title?
-It's Pete Sampras.
Who beat Rory McIlroy in a play-off to win the South African Open
Who, at the Anniversary Games last year,
broke Kelly Holmes's British 1,500 metres record?
In which Olympic sport would a derny feature?
Which English batsman scored the most Test runs in 2016?
In which sport did Dave Ryding
become the first Briton to reach a World Cup podium in over 30 years?
-Leave it, leave it.
In which gymnastics disciplines did Brazilians
win silver and bronze behind Max Whitlock in Rio?
The vaulty, horsey thing...
In which country would you find the motorsports circuit
Well done, Tuffers' team.
Fantastic. Huge thank you to all of our guests, to Steven and Matt,
to Jazz and Mark. The three of us will be back very soon.
Until then, from all of us here, good night.
Sue Barker hosts the lighthearted sports quiz with Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell. Joining the teams are golfer Matt Fitzpatrick, Ashes winner Steve Finn, world champion swimmer Mark Foster and European Championship silver medallist Jazmin Sawyers.