Sue Barker hosts another edition of the lighthearted sports quiz. Joining captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell are Michael van Gerwen, Adrian Lewis, Tim Vine and Martin Offiah.
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On the oche tonight are world No 1, Michael van Gerwen.
Rugby league legend Martin Offiah.
King of the one-liner, Tim Vine.
And double world champion Adrian Lewis.
Who will be checking out on this evening's A Question Of Sport?
Hello and welcome.
Tonight's show is looking ahead to the Champions League of darts,
which will be on the BBC this weekend.
And Michael and Adrian are two of the incredible talents that will be
on display during the tournament and we are thrilled they are with us
tonight. Also very happy that Martin and Tim are with us.
They like to throw the arrows.
We saw them in Let's Play Darts.
Guys, how would you describe your darts prowess?
Prowess is not quite the right word.
Put it this way, I wouldn't give up my day job.
Tim, you did well.
I gave up my day job. It was a big mistake.
My view is I can't understand why I'm not improving.
I keep asking. I've been asking Adrian. I can't understand why I'm not getting any better.
I'm sure I've played as many hours as some people I've seen
who are ten times better than me. So, Adrian, what's wrong?
You've seen me throw.
ADRIAN: You might realise... You might not be right-handed.
Which team will be on target tonight?
We are going to start tonight's quiz with the One Minute Round.
Phil, your team are up first tonight.
Just shout them out, boys. All the questions in this round have a darts
twist to them. You have 60 seconds to get through them.
Ready? Yep. Here we go.
Who partnered John Peers
in the Wimbledon men's doubles final last year?
Can you get it wrong and carry on?
Yes. Just shout.
You can get it wrong. Queen Elizabeth.
Murray. Andy Murray.
Jamie Murray. Jamie Murray. Yes.
Which surname is shared by a Jaws in darts and a cricketing Bumble?
These two footballers make up which darts venue?
That's Ally McCoist and Gary Pallister.
Ally Pally. Of course.
Very good, yeah. Against which county did Brian Lara
score his record-breaking 501?
Warwickshire. Sussex. Surrey. Warwickshire.
501. 501. Against.
Yes. Yes. Which former world youth darts champion do these two make up?
Kevin Keegan... And Dustin Brown.
Yes. Paul Lim recorded the first-ever World Championship what?
9-dart finish. Yes.
Fill in these blanks using darts players' nicknames.
Vampire. Crafty Palm.
Nickname. Darts players' nicknames.
What are they called? Dog, Doggy?
You did so well. The ones you missed were Viking Palm.
Viking! Darwin Barney.
And Sarah Hammer.
Not bad, though. Funny how you know it all afterwards, isn't it?
It's so easy, isn't it?
Adrian, what's your nickname?
It's Jackpot. And what's the story behind that one?
Oh, I was playing a tournament in Las Vegas.
I was 20 years old at the time.
I won $72,000 on a fruit machine.
Nice. That's where I got the Jackpot from.
But unfortunately for me, you have to be 21 and I didn't get the money.
So, yeah, typical no jackpot...
That's painful! Tim, you are known as the Punaway Train.
That's your nickname. So, OK, we've got 30 seconds on the clock.
Oh, crikey, OK. Sporting gags, go.
I've got a cat called Minton. When he eats shuttlecocks
I say "Bad Minton." I was playing football on an aeroplane.
It was amazing. I was running up the wing...
This bloke said to me, "Can you tell me your availability to run a football team in Sheffield?"
I said, "I can't manage Wednesday."
Hang on, I've got more.
I was playing tennis with a napkin. I said, "Don't serviette."
Did you know all male tennis players are witches?
For example, Goran. Even-he's-a-witch.
LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE
Right, Matt. Over to your team.
Ready? OK, we're ready.
Time starts now.
Which Dutch city hosted a round of the Premier League darts this year?
After winning the F1 world title in '96,
Damon Hill moved from Williams to which team?
Darts theme. Oh, yeah.
Yes. The surnames of these two footballers
make up which well-known darts phrase?
Check. Check - to do with darts.
Out. Check out.
Yes. Players from which country have been involved in the last three
PDC World Championship finals?
Players from which country?
Last three finals.
Yes. Which World Championship semifinalist do these two sports stars...?
Terry Jenkins. Yes.
Which city hosted the Chinese Formula 1 Grand Prix this year?
Chinese Formula 1...
Yes. Fill in the blanks with darts terminology and equipment.
Barrel, is it a barrel?
Board. Er... Top.
Not even close.
Do you know?
I ain't got a clue.
Darts equipment. Yeah.
You've got a dart.
Flight. That's it, isn't it? Flight's a good one.
Yes. That was one.
Flight's in. Flight was in.
And bull was out of time, I'm afraid.
And Kid Oche was there. Oh...
Well. End of the opening round and the teams are tied.
Both on six.
We have an observation round for you now.
You need to make a note of everything you see,
as well as the points being scored in the darts clips.
This is a toughy. I'm warning you.
Everyone ready? Here we go.
MUSIC: Down The Road by C2C
Matt, we're going to start with your team.
You saw a footballer scoring a goal
and a rugby union player scoring a try.
Both were wearing the number 20. Who were they?
Robin van Persie.
Yes. And Danny Care.
Yes, is the right answer!
Well done. Hey, well done.
Phil's team. You saw two tennis players in action
at the Wimbledon Championships. They share their surnames
with the 2009 Premier League darts finalists.
Who were the players?
Well, James Wade is Virginia Wade.
And Billie Jean King would be what's his...? Mervyn King.
Yes. Well done. Spot on.
Matt, have a go at this one.
Joe Root was out for 180.
But what time was it on the clock when he was dismissed?
What time was it, basically?
What time was it on the clip?
180. Is he going to get that in the first day?
You know what I mean? So it could be going into a second day.
It could be pretty much any moment.
MARTIN: It was quite sunny...
Did he look like he had lunch?
It was closer towards lunch, do you think?
Or perhaps tea, even.
We all stopped for tea, as well.
Very civilised. We are going between lunch and tea.
We're going to go between lunch and tea.
We thought he looked a little bit peckish.
Fancied a cake!
So we'll go...
What's tea, four o'clock?
Something like that. I think 3:40 to four o'clock, tea.
Is it? OK. Let's go a little bit earlier than that.
MARTIN: Two something. Yeah, two...
11:15. In the morning.
Anyway, here's yours, Tuffers.
Hal Robson-Kanu and Gareth Bale were celebrating at the Euros.
Their shirt numbers are either side of which number
on a standard darts board?
I think it was that.
Listen, I think it was that.
I think Bale was that and he was that.
Is that right? TIM: You're absolutely certain about?
Pretty much so. So it must be either...
Either direction of that.
So which way? So that's there. What is that side?
TIM: He's 11, so it must be...
Do you know where 11...?
TIM: I think it's 14.
ADRIAN: It's 14.
Yeah, go on. 14.
APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
So, finally, this one is for both teams. Right.
How many points were scored overall in the darts?
Closest gets the points.
I knew it was...
..20, was it? Double 20?
I've got no idea. I thought you were on it.
I think it's that, but let's go... I reckon we go with you.
Shall we go somewhere in the middle?
Is there a dispute? Let's go... Let's go...
No, but Ade's the one who does the darts for a living, so...
Oh, come on, you can't put it on me.
That was going too quick.
You're not far off there, I reckon.
Oh, right, OK. You reckon?
We'll go with that. Yeah. Go with that.
Just take a note of that cos, if that's right, I did say.
Right, OK, then.
Right. And then I'll just put a little one.
What was it?
We're in, Sue.
We are locked in and ready to go. OK.
Let's have a look at their scores.
Of course. Oh, no. Of course it would be.
We didn't have a clue.
We didn't have a clue. Not a clue?
We just thought, "It's a common darts number, isn't it?"
I think you could be right there.
The correct answer is...
So, closest... Very good. Very good.
..just 27 away, you get the point. Well done.
In this round, we're going to be playing a game of 501.
So, on the board, you'll be able to see, now, six sporting facts.
Each stat has a numerical value
and it's your job to pick a fact
that will help you reduce your score.
I can tell you they range from 60 to 130.
So, choose carefully. It could be crucial.
So, Tuffers, your team have first pick.
Right, what do you fancy, boys?
I mean, he's quite old and he's still playing.
He's still at the Majors.
No? Majors, there's only four Majors. That's true, yeah.
I think, just... Shall we have a little dart with that?
Go on. Your first pick is...?
Adam Gilchrist test caps.
OK. Now, I said they ranged from 60 to 130.
96. 96! Not bad. We'll take that. Nice.
"Good arrows, Phil. Good arrows, son."
So that brings you down to 405.
So, Daws, what's going to be your first pick?
I think we're going to go...
Are you happy with that, Michael?
It's the only one I know, of them, anyway.
We'll go with that one then. Edwin van der Sar...
There's no touch-screen. ..International caps.
It's not touch-screen. No, it's not.
So, I said 60 to 130.
How many? It scores...
Right up there. "Good arrows."
Right, one more pick each.
I would say... Bernhard Langer cuts made.
Steffi Graf career singles.
That's going to be about 30. Yeah, 20 or 30.
Hang on, career singles, not majors.
Career singles titles.
Yes. It's not just the majors.
It's any title in singles.
Which one do you fancy, boys?
Let me just draw something that might help.
I'm just doing a Steffi graph!
I like it.
I reckon... 40 or 50 there.
OK. Bit of that? I think so, yeah.
Go on, then. Let's have a look at Steffi Graf, please, Sue.
You're going with Steffi. How close is that?
Oh! 107. Very good.
Very good. APPLAUSE
Now, Matt, your final pick.
What would you go with? What number are you looking for?
Yeah, what would you...? No, it doesn't matter.
What...? 130. The highest.
What would you go with?
I think he's going to be 56.
I would go for one of...
This one. OK, we're going with Bernhard Langer
cuts made at the Masters.
At the Majors. Majors.
Including the Masters. Including the Masters.
Let's see how many.
70. OK. All right. That's all right.
Don't mind that, don't mind that.
It's a 301. That's a nice finish.
301. Yeah. Very little between you.
Well, now, it's time to finish the game,
so can you all head to the oche, please?
We're really in trouble now.
Hugh Ware will be our referee.
Good luck, Hugh, trying to keep them all in check.
It is the non-professionals
who're going to go first.
So, Martin is up first, please,
for Team Matt.
Come on! Come on.
Come on, Chariots.
Just hit the board, buddy, just hit the board.
Just hit board.
Nice and steady. LAUGHTER
Nice. Come on. Nice start.
HUGH WARE: 39!
39? That's all right.
That's all right. APPLAUSE
Come on, Twitchy. Come on, mate.
Don't throw ones.
I'm starting to worry I may not be able to let go of this. Come on.
I haven't signed a release form.
Right, here we go. A bit nervous?
Shut up, you, stop barracking my players! Yeah, sorry, mate.
Nice. That is steady, isn't it?
Oh, look, it's going to be 22, isn't it?
Unlucky. 26, maybe.
HUGH WARE: 41! APPLAUSE
SUE: Michael's next.
MATT CHANTS "SEVEN NATION ARMY" BY THE WHITE STRIPES
That 41's rattled him.
HUGH WARE: 100! APPLAUSE
You throw 87. I'll try.
HUGH WARE: 140!
Right, come on, Chariots, here we go.
Just...anything on the board is good.
Mate, my 39 was all right.
I know, that was great. But even numbers, yeah?
No, you ought to be motivating me.
Even numbers. Just more than 65.
Two. That's good.
HUGH WARE: 36. Well done. APPLAUSE
Very nice. Very nice.
Consistently all over the shop.
HUGH: Tim, you require 117.
This is your moment, Tim.
Adrian, your work here is done.
I hope so!
The shot's off.
Treble 19, 19.
Hold on. Treble 19, 19?
Yeah. Leave tops.
Oh, there's the one.
That's unlucky. HUGH: 36!
Well played, well played.
APPLAUSE Well played.
HUGH: Michael, you require 126.
Come on. My hands are tingling a little bit, are yours?
I know. This is massive.
He's on the 19s.
Normally, I like the 19s.
Where do I go for?
Adrian, you require 81.
Go on, Ade. I'm here if you need me, but you carry on.
That's a hell of a dart. Hell of a dart.
Tops. Tops to finish.
HUGH WARE: 61! APPLAUSE
Hey, unlucky, mate.
HUGH: Martin, you require 83.
I'll show you a couple of different ways.
You start with treble one, tops, tops.
Or treble 17, double 16.
Treble 17, double eight, double eight...
Treble 17, double 16.
Treble 17? Double 16.
It's about five o'clock, five o'clock.
16, bull's-eye, yeah?
Concentrate. Take your time.
HE INHALES AND EXHALES
This one, and then this one.
Unlucky. Again. Throw it again.
None of that.
Or 11. APPLAUSE
Tim, you require 20.
Cometh the man...
"Come on, Vine, don't be a runner-up all your life."
Come on. It matters for once. Come on.
Oh. Eight's left, is it?
Yep, double four.
That was unlucky. Unlucky.
Unlucky again, mate. But you've won a lovely speedboat.
No, it's the shadow, isn't it?
(The tension's killing me.)
Good effort, good effort. APPLAUSE
HUGH: Michael, you require 47.
What do we need? Double 16.
No, no, cannot do that.
Double 16, don't mess around here.
Oh, yes, he's missed!
Hey, come on. Step up.
Have you lot actually played before?
I was on last week. They got us off the street.
Adrian, you require eight.
Now don't mess it up.
Bum darts. Bum darts, I had.
Oh! Unlucky, mate.
Oh, it's close. What?!
One shot and then it's over to Chariots.
and the match
to Team Phil. APPLAUSE
That win for Phil's team means that's two points
to add to the score. Well done.
Teams, you are On The Buzzer for this round.
I'm going to ask you a series of questions
and the answers to them are the numbers on the dartboard.
If you get the question correct,
you earn the point and you also get a chance
to guess the sports star that we've hidden underneath the board.
There's no point away if you get it wrong,
but you don't get a guess at the picture.
But first of all, you need to get your questions right,
so fingers on the buzzers, here we go.
What number does the stand-off wear in rugby league?
PHIL LAUGHS I've only got one job here.
I've got one job.
It's the only question, all day, I can get right
and they took it away. They took it away.
You said six, which was the right answer,
so you don't get a point, but you get to reveal number six.
Oh! So, no guess. Oh! Oh!
So, fingers back on the buzzers.
PSV Eindhoven have won the European Cup on how many occasions?
Want to take a guess?
No. Anyone going to guess?
It was one, yes.
Well done, Michael. Well done.
You get the point and you get the chance to have a guess.
There we are.
Who is that? A darts player?
No, it's just a sports star.
It's not Louis van Gaal.
A sports star, anybody?
Glenn Hoddle. No, it's not.
OK. On we go.
If a World Championship boxing bout goes the distance,
how many rounds are there?
So, you get a point and the reveal...
Is that Martina?
Two different eyes, isn't it?
Yeah, it does. Martina? I'd go with that.
I think we'll go with Martina Navratilova.
Let's have a look.
There it is. Yes, well done. APPLAUSE
Well done, you got that very early.
That's another two points to add to your score,
which means, at the end of the round, the teams are tied -
both on 12.
We are ending the show with a Sprint Finish.
This is where the winner will be decided.
Some of the words will be based around darts, but not all of them.
So, Tuffers, we're going to ask you to go first.
Come on, come on, let's go. Come on.
Take your time.
"Take your time!"
Are you ready? Your time starts now.
Mick McManus was a...
If it just hits in darts, it just hits that little bit, it's...
It's a bounce-out. The wire.
It's not in the bed....
It's on the wire. On the wire. On the wire. Yep.
Oh, in tennis, you go like that.
You're at the back of the court and you just dink one over.
A drop shot. A drop...?
Drop... Drop volley.
Darts player, world champion,
not one of your boys, the other boys.
Opens the bowling for England.
Ian Botham. No.
Move over. Who's the champion at the moment in darts?
Gary Anderson. Yes. Yes.
Oh, you're driving a car on the motorway...
No, not on the motorway, on a track.
And you goes zip, zip.
Chicane. Yes! How did you...?
What's the best score in darts?
Three darts. 180. 180. Yes.
What's this? A swing.
A swing, golf swing. Yes.
Great big tall footballer.
Like that. Peter Crouch.
What's that? It's your leg.
I played for them at cricket. Play at Lord's.
WHISTLE BLOWS Oh.
Good work. Good work.
You just ran out of time
Tim and Adrian, you were in his head,
so I'm worried for you.
I'm worried for you.
Was the next one Middlesex?
It was. I'd be worried about that, mind.
Anyway, a magnificent nine scored.
So, full house needed to win. Full house needed.
"Come on, Daws, let's have some of this. Come on."
HE GRUNTS Fair play.
Fair play. Ready?
OK. Not SINGLES tennis...
Doubles. Yes. Yes.
Oh, from the tee onto the...
No, the middle bit of the golf course
and then the green.
Fairway. Yes! Yes.
Baseball, a whole competition is called the...
Not the globe, what's the name for the globe?
World. Yes. World Series.
Yes. Yes. That was terrible.
Oh, right in the middle.
Bull's-eye. Yes. Yes, yes, yes.
Sort of, but they're a male version, quite strong.
Yeah, like that.
Sam Burgess played for...
South. Main place. Big opera house.
Sydney Opera House. Yes. You got it.
Yes. Oh. What am I doing now?
What's the opposite to off?
Running. On. There you go.
Full-time. Red card. Therefore, the other person...
Referee. ..got the ball on the ground. Penalty. No.
Outside the box. Free kick.
Oh, Beth Tweddle's brilliant at this.
Not the end of the competition, but... The beginning.
So, you needed ten to win. Well...
Nine to tie. Do you think you got it?
eight, which means Phil's team are the winners today.
A huge thank you to all of our guests,
and make sure you catch the darts on the BBC over the weekend.
Catch the darts, Sue?
Well, watch the darts, then,
on the BBC over the weekend.
It's probably a better way to say it.
The three of us will be back very soon.
Until then, from all of us here, goodbye.
Sue Barker hosts another edition of the lighthearted sports quiz. Joining team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell are world champion darts players Michael van Gerwen and Adrian Lewis, comedian Tim Vine and rugby league star Martin Offiah.