Sue Barker hosts another edition of the light-hearted sports quiz. Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell are joined by Jess Varnish and Steve Harmison, Phil Taylor and Hannah England.
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Starring alongside Sue, Matt and Phil are...
sprint cycling sensation Jess Varnish,
Ashes-winning bowler Steve Harmison,
darts legend Phil "The Power" Taylor
and British middle-distance runner, Hannah England.
Who has what it takes to win this week's A Question Of Sport?
Hello and welcome to A Question Of Sport.
Tonight's guests all know what it takes to win and this
promises to be a very close contest,
so let's get things started this evening with the picture board.
And Matt, for you, there are 12 pictures. 60 seconds on the clock.
Give me your first number when you're ready.
OK, Sue, I will start with number four, please.
-That is Azarenka.
-That is, erm, Radwanska.
-That is Lisicki.
-That's, er... Move on.
I know who that is!
-Er, Azarenk... No.
-Oh, that's, er... That's...Mark Spitz.
I could have said something terrible! Seven.
-Er... Ali Carter.
-Great shout. Nine.
-Oh, Valentino Rossi.
-Do we get that?
-On the buzzer, I think. Just in time.
Hey, well done, pal. Well done.
Christine Ohuruogu, right on the buzzer. Well done.
That's a great score, 11.
The one you missed. There she is.
-Got to be the only name I didn't mention.
-Is it French, Sue?
-The only one I know.
-OK, Phil, you're up now.
-Shout 'em out when we know them, team.
-Go on, then.
-OK, straight in. Number one, please, Sue.
Oh... Who's that?
-Oh, it's Spieth!
-No, it wasn't.
-Move on. Seven.
-Oh, Prost, Alain Prost.
-Erm, Chris Tomlinson.
-Great shout. Nine.
-Vincent van der Voort.
LAUGHTER AND CHEERING
Oh, erm, Kobe Bryant!
Yes, it is! You score 11. APPLAUSE
Well done! End of the opening round and big scores.
The teams are tied, both on 11.
Very good, very good.
Teams, it's sports action time, now.
You all need to pay close attention to the stars in action.
This is a brilliant swim. The British record is 3:31.33.
It's got to be.
Oh, she's got the gold.
The twins, first and second. What a finish.
-Solid like a rock.
-Solid like a rock.
Gone forward, too...
and that's it!
That could be a hundred.
In fact, it is. The sixth hundred in this test match.
Here it comes...
And that's a cracker! It's unbelievable!
Epke, my son, you've done it.
-Right, now, teams, take a look at the board.
As you can see, there are nine sports stars.
Your job is to pair them
with the person you think matches their nationality
from those in action.
Oh, no! Right...
Matt, we're going to start with your team.
Ah! Good knowledge,
OK, yes, right. Well, that one is that.
She could be Scottish.
Is he? Is he? Where is he from?
Australia? Is he Australian? Yeah? Australian.
Australian. Go with that one?
-That's that one.
Right, keep that in your locker.
Where are you going to start, Matt?
I'm going to put Daniel Ricciardo
Kyrgios, the tennis...?
Nick Kyrgios. OK. Let's see.
Are you right?
-Yes, you are. Well done. Both from Australia.
-You went to university with him?
-He's definitely from Belgium.
-OK, was he clever?
-Erm... Yeah, he passed.
OK, well, he's Belgium.
So his name is Vertonghen.
He plays for Belgium, so you go with your ...
So he's paired with one of the Borlee brothers.
OK. Is that right?
Is it Belgium?
It is, well done.
Right, what else have we got here? And the gymnast at the end.
-Maybe that was the gymnast.
-No, he was Canadian.
-That was the golfer. The golfer is Canadian.
Yeah, shall we go with that one?
-Go with that one.
-Mike Weir, the golfer, with John Part,
-the darts player.
-Right, OK, let's have a look.
Well, we've got the banker there because we've got the cricketer,
who is Hashim Amla.
And we're going to pair him with the golfer, Retief Goosen.
-For South Africa.
Is it in that corner?
-Yes, it is.
-Yes, now we start shifting, yeah.
Last guesses now, guys.
Now, I'm not sure that Tuffers will know this one here.
-I'm not sure.
It's the last guess, though.
But I still think there's quite a random...that'd be a random guess.
-I think we might be looking at the...
Cos then they've got to guess between the gymnast...
So, we will go with the snooker player on the board.
And the football for Northern Ireland, McAuley.
OK, let's see. Are you right?
Yes, you are. Well done.
-Let's just go through them.
-So we think the swimmer...
-Grainger and the swimmer are Scottish.
-Pole vault and tennis, Russia.
Ryan Day and Tanni Grey-Thompson, which one are we 100% on?
That's the gymnast in there. Cycling left over.
-As in what, country?
-Ryan Day is Welsh.
-Yes. Ryan Day is definitely Welsh.
-Is Tanni Grey-Thompson Welsh?
-I don't know.
-No, I don't know.
I'm pretty sure, really sure.
So you feel more strongly with the Welsh than the Russians?
I feel most strong with the Scottish, I reckon.
Oh, the Scottish?
She had a Scottish tracksuit on, the swimmer, so that was...
And Kathy Grainger is definitely Scottish.
I'm pretty sure, she was at my brother's wedding.
-Is there any one you don't know?
-It was his wife.
-No, it's not my brother's wife.
-Gone to university...
She's really good at a ceilidh,
so she's got to be Scottish, hasn't she?
-So you reckon that's your most confident one?
-Go for it, yeah.
-Go on, then.
-Katherine Grainger and the swimmer who I think was Hannah.
OK, let's see.
You are spot on, well done.
Well done, Hannah.
And you were absolutely right with your other guesses as well.
For Holland, it was the gymnast, and Marianne Vos.
And then Ryan Day and Tanni Grey-Thompson.
And Yelena Isinbayeva and Svetlana Kuznetsova for Russia.
So, very well done.
And we still can't separate the teams.
At the end of the round, they're tied on 14.
Now it's a choice of a home question or away.
Jess, coming to you first.
Home or away?
Who, after winning three World Championship gold medals in 2014,
won her seventh world title
in London this year by winning the keirin?
-Well done, yes, from Germany.
Very good. There you go.
Well done, well done.
-Relax and enjoy the rest of the show.
-Hannah, home or away?
-We'll go home.
Take your time, take your time.
Who, between 2014 and 2016, won European gold and silver medals
as well as a World Championship bronze
all in the women's 1,500 metres?
Were these all outdoor championships? Or indoor?
Does that make a difference?
-No, I'm still a little bit stuck.
-Well, just go through. So, she's pretty good.
Between 2014 and 2016,
Euro gold and silver.
-Can I help you on that?
I haven't got a clue.
-I just wondered if I can.
-The world bronze.
Sorry, what distance were the gold and silvers?
-All of them 1,500 metres.
-All of them 1,500.
-Either Sifan Hassan
-Oh, I don't know if that's right, though.
-Yeah, I think Sifan Hassan.
-Well done, it is right.
For the Netherlands.
-It was in there somewhere. Well done.
-Home, please, Sue.
Who at Centurion Park in January became the youngest player
from his country to take ten wickets in a test match?
South Africa. Was it South Africa-India?
Was it India?
I can't pronounce his first name, but is it Rabada?
It is, yes.
-Well done. Phil, home or away?
-What do you fancy?
-Am I allowed to ask the captain?
You have to.
What do you reckon, Hannah?
-She's got most of them right.
-Shall I go home?
-Go home, guv'nor.
-I thought I might as well. Home, please.
Take your time, pal.
Which player's first two major finals were the 2011 UK Open,
when he lost to James Wade, and the European Championships
the following year when he lost to some Simon Whitlock?
Two majors, English boy. How about...?
-Think of the English boys. Any ideas?
-Absolutely none, no.
-I haven't a clue.
He's not your next-door neighbour or anything, is he?
He owns the pub I go in.
-I don't go to the pub.
-You don't go to the pub?
-The wine bar, the wine bar.
-I'm a professional athlete.
-I haven't got a clue.
-What about Adrian...?
-No, he's won two finals.
Scottish. English boy.
Do you know what it is?
I haven't got a clue. I'm going to have to pass.
Well, we can't pass, Phil.
You're going to have to give us a name, but it's in there somewhere.
-Think of a...
No, it isn't. You've got two written down, have you?
-I've got another one in my mind, but I can't think of his name.
-Does it come across?
-No, it's no point.
-I've got Merv King or Peter Manley.
No, Peter Manley's been in finals with me.
-Who's the guy with the slicked-back hair?
-No, no, not him.
The answer was Wes Newton.
Moving on, captains. Aways.
And teams, you're on the buzzer for this game.
I'll ask the questions and I'll even give you the answers
as their numbers on this dartboard.
There they are.
If you get the question correct, you earn a point
and you also get a chance
to guess the sports star 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.
-Buzz in any time?
-Fingers on the buzzers - here we go.
How many players are there on an ice hockey team?
So, now you get a chance to have a look at the picture.
Want to have a guess at who's behind the...?
Er, no. OK...
how old was Boris Becker when he won Wimbledon in 1985?
Let's have a look.
Shortish hair. Any ideas? Go on.
Great shout, hold on.
Hair might be a little bit wrong, but have a go with that.
-We could have a stab, and it doesn't matter.
Giggs? Ryan Giggs?
No, it isn't.
-It does look like Ryan Giggs.
-It does look like Ryan.
Next question - how many times have the Winter Olympics
been held in the USA?
-But we will reveal the segment - the answer was four.
But you don't get to have a guess.
On we go to the next question.
In 2014, how many points did Lewis Hamilton earn
for winning the final Formula 1...? BELL
Ooh, that's sneaky. 50.
Yes, it is!
I wonder how much this will help(!)
This is not going to help an awful lot, is it?
Do you want to have a guess?
Next question - what is the maximum number of golf clubs
you're allowed in the bag? BELL
-No - yeah!
-You said, we have to accept...
-No, I got fined two shots for that.
So, we will reveal 14 - but no guesses.
Right, next question.
If a team fails to reach the NFL playoffs,
how many games will they play in a season?
Crikey. Could have a guess.
-Er, no - the answer is 16.
Yeah, good guess.
-Ooh, who's that?
That was a good reveal. Right, next question.
How many gold medals did Laura Trott win at the London Olympics?
Matt buzzed in, but we accept that. Two.
-Two, down the bottom, there we go.
Want to have a guess?
-Who is that?!
Got to be quick - five seconds.
-No, no, no.
-You're not going to have a guess?
In horse racing, how many English classics are there each...?
-Oh, five, with the Oaks!
-We've had four! We've had four.
Five - and there's no guess.
Oh, that was important.
How many reds need to be potted to complete a 147 break?
So, for a bonus point, can you name the person?
Yeah, you got that. You got that.
Is it Robbie Savage?
I think you know.
It is Robbie Savage!
My five would have had it!
Well, that round has made a big difference.
Phil is on 16, Matt in front on 21.
OK, Matt, your team are going first.
Who is this looking for a new career?
Three very confused faces.
-Looked a lovely pie.
-A lovely pie.
So, could it be a cricketer?
-I thought it was Swanny, at first.
Then seen his chin and realised it wasn't.
It wasn't, er...
Bradley Wiggins or someone like that, was it?
-Little hands, didn't look very big.
Could have been Carl Froch - but we didn't see much of him.
-Normally we don't see much of them, if it's a big name.
That's very true.
-It's going to be someone we know, isn't it?
-Could be, try that.
Has he not slightly darker hair?
He had dark hair, though.
Well, we haven't got anything else.
Let's have a look.
-Ooh, no-one likes a half-baked pie.
-Nothing from me, I'm afraid.
You've got half a clue there.
What the clue for me was, his nickname in the darts is Porky.
-There you go.
-I think it's Adrian Lewis.
You think it's Adrian? OK, let's have a look.
Let's have a look. Come on.
-No, it is the world snooker champion Shaun Murphy.
I'm not sure Carl Froch is going to be happy with that.
I think Adrian Lewis will be over the moon.
-He'll be overjoyed by that, yeah.
-He's going to be happy.
-Yes, come on.
-Who is this new member of the Blue Peter team?
Thanks, Sue - we've got a mystery guest on the show today,
they're helping in the Blue Peter garden.
-Hannah, you looked very, very confident
after just a few seconds of that.
We all got that one, but, Hannah, it's...
Yeah, she used to mentor me, so...!
It's not my fault!
-You picked the right show here - unless you just know everybody!
It's the lovely Kelly Holmes. Dame Kelly Holmes.
-Let's have a look.
-Was she at your brother's wedding?
-Yes! Well done - the double Olympic champion Kelly Holmes.
Well done, Phil - a little closer now.
Phil is on 18, Matt still in front on 21.
The final round this evening is the sprint finish,
-and, Tuffers, you've got some catching up to do.
-You go first.
-Go on, Tuffers!
-Just keep shouting 'em out.
-Go on, Tuffers!
Just keep shouting 'em out.
You've been rubbish today. Come on.
I'm carrying it! I'm carrying it.
-Are you ready? Your time starts now.
-All right, horses doing eventing.
Erm... Oh, he kicked the World Cup.
-Steve Harmison was a...?
He wasn't slow...
Erm... Oh, erm... What's that game?
-Girls play it.
And it's played in a tennis...
-Netball court, yeah.
Erm... Oh, the runner. 400m.
400m with the gold boots.
-Oh, Michael Johnson.
Erm... Oh, your... What's the top, what's up there?
Jade Jones won it. Hi-yah!
Erm... Where Wimbledon is. The postcode.
What comes after 18?
-19 - W19.
And what's it when... Not north...
That was tough.
-That is Wimbledon, innit?
I'm afraid we couldn't give you Double Top,
-because you said "top" twice.
-So, that was taken away.
But you did score 6.
-OK, so, four to win.
Right, here we go. Come on, let's have it.
-Let's have it.
Are you ready?
There's your first words.
Off you go.
OK, at the beginning of the game, you do a...
Ooh, yeah - the whole thing is called,
-when you do a bit of that...
-Yes, you do. Yeah.
Ooh, er... Slightly ginger fellow,
and...a long way.
Oh, er, the game that I played.
-Yeah, but the short version.
And, ooh, er...
There's lots of people in a group.
More often than not it's ladies, by a pool,
and they all...
Ooh, er... One of this... On the bike, on the bike!
-Joanna Rowsell, Danny King...
And, er, the team that you used to play for, the county.
-Oh, no, not them.
-Not Yorkshire, but...
-Yeah. And their nickname is the...
-HE MIMICS LIGHTNING
-Yeah. And, er...
Ooh, Man United forward from about the '90s, did the scissor kick.
-Mark Hughes, yes.
APPLAUSE Sadly out of time.
-That was good.
-Yeah, well done.
-What a team!
Sorry, I thought you played for Lancashire as well.
York... Ooh, all right.
you needed 4 -
you scored 6, and so you win tonight!
Well done. APPLAUSE
Are you gutted?
It doesn't bother me, Sue.
I can tell!
Anyway, well done to Matt's team.
Commiserations to Phil.
A huge thank you to all of our guests - to Hannah and Phil,
to Jess and Steve.
The three of us will be back soon. Until then, goodbye.
Sue Barker hosts another edition of the light-hearted sports quiz. Regular captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell are joined by Jess Varnish and Steve Harmison, Phil Taylor and Hannah England.