A Question of Sport is on tonight

By | August 16, 2017

Since we mentioned it in the Barrel Scraping post, the new hip and fresh A Question of Sport starts tonight on BBC1 in the new hip and fresh timeslot of 10:45pm (except for people in Northern Ireland). It is then repeated on BBC1 at 7:30pm on Friday (except for people in Wales), which I valiantly missed when talking about this on Twitter earlier, ahem.

Of note: the stripey Tron-style set which looks a bit like the current set of Des Chiffres et Des Lettres. There’s a preview clip of them setting it up on the AQoS page on the BBC.

14 thoughts on “A Question of Sport is on tonight

    1. Brig Bother Post author

      I think that’s quite an interesting idea, people like an auction. I think I might have missed what’s in it for the celebs though.

      I can totally understand why ESPN might have missed that, I think in playing it straight I would have too.

      When Baddiel and Skinner did Fantasy Football League there was an off camera draft/bidding process with the celebs bidding on the footballers and I always thought it was a bit of a shame we never got to see any of it, even if the actual fantasy football element wasn’t that important to the show really.

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  1. Mathew Palmieri

    Right, so the finale of escape the night on youtube red season 2 happend, and of course, as i suspected, it used the same format of final co-op challege Like the first season. With 2 “winners”.
    Really the problem with this show is that although the conecpt of the show is grand and at times it is shot buetiful, it has no… Sellable format as it were. its just “lets throw wierd stuff at our contestants to react and have them solve escape the room puzzles, then have one of them die” each episode. dosent matter how they die. dosent matter hoe they win. And god the confessionals.
    Alex davis of buzzerblog said it best.
    “Overproduced, too targets to YouTube’s core audience.”
    I agree. and that is its problem. its production values are expensive, greater that that of a cbbc game show. but the show has these, Quite frankly obnoxious contestants, and well no game or host to speak of.
    My visual reaction? It was worth a try, but it doesn’t work.
    https://www.rulu.co/episodes/escape-night-2×10/

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  2. Chris M. Dickson

    Unrelatedly, this article suggests that Norway is halfway through a series of a show that’s 45% Knightmare, 35% The Crystal Maze and 20% Heaven and Hell Live. I’m off to bed now, please would someone find links to complete episodes by the time I get up? Thank you!

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  3. Brig Bother Post author

    Well new fresh Question of Sport has a new title sequence, some quite nice screens and that’s basically it.

    I find it a bit weird that 70% of the points won are won in the first round.

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  4. John R

    If the Question Of Sport set gets any more dark they’re going to need to nick some flood lights from the nearest sporting venue

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  5. Chris M. Dickson

    I’ve got time for A Question Of Sport in general as it has shown willing to reinvent itself over the years, even if by nicking things from other shows, though this year, based on one show, the effort seems to have gone into the set rather than any new ideas. Someone needs to (re)introduce the graphics team to the concept of kerning, as the font they have chosen for the central scoreboard seems specifically designed to show how the name MATT can be tricky to make look good, with almost no gap between the two letter Ts and a whopping gap between the top of the A and the start of the T. On the side scoreboard, there’s similarly a whopping gap between the slanting A and W in DAWSON.

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  6. Brig Bother Post author

    In other news In It To Win It has been axed apparently, so no more enquiring whether Dale Winton “looks alright”. He seems to be doing lots of voiceovers for C5 clip shows these days anyway.

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