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A Question of Sport Live


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United Kingdom

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The world’s longest running TV sports quiz

BBC’s A Question Of Sport first aired in January 1970. Since then, more than 2,000 of the biggest names in British and international sport have appeared across over 1,000 episodes. 

The cast of the sporting quiz show is comprised of a host and two captains with four celebrity guest panelists each episode. David Vine, the first presenter of A Question Of Sport, helmed seven series before being succeeded by David Coleman in 1979. Tennis champion Sue Barker took the reins in 1997.

A Question Of Sport’s first two captains were boxer Henry Cooper and Welsh rugby star Cliff Morgan. Since its debut, numerous athletes from across the sporting spectrum have been captains. Former England Rugby Union team leader Bill Beaumont and Scottish footballer Ally McCoist held the longest tenures on the show.

In 2004, former rugby player Matt Dawson, a part of England’s 2003 World Cup-winning side, replaced Frankie Dettori as team captain. Spin bowler Phil “Tuffers” Tufnell – who picked up 1,057 wickets across a long cricketing career – took over from McCoist in 2008.

As part of the hit show’s 50th anniversary celebration, A Question Of Sport teamed up with Sport Relief in early 2020 for a star-studded special, with some of the nation’s favourite comedians showing off their sporting knowledge (or lack thereof).

In autumn 2020, it was revealed that Barker, Tufnell and Dawson would step down from A Question Of Sport in 2021. It was also confirmed that the long-time host and popular team captains would hit the road from September to December 2021 for the show's biggest ever live tour.

“I cannot believe 2021 marks 24 years since I first joined A Question Of Sport and I cannot think of a better way to bring the curtain down on my time on the show than with a live tour,” said Barker. “The live shows are always hilarious, the interaction with the guests and the audience so special, we cannot wait for this.”

A Question Of Sport Live's 2021 UK tour dates

  • 8 September 2021 – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
  • 11 September 2021 – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham (matinee & evening shows)
  • 12 September 2021 – Brighton Centre
  • 15 September 2021 – Plymouth Pavilions
  • 17 September 2021 – Bonus Arena, Hull
  • 18 September 2021 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
  • 19 September 2021 – Sheffield City Hall
  • 23 September 2021 – SEC Armadillo, Glasgow
  • 24 September 2021 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
  • 27 September 2021 – London Palladium
  • 21 November 2021 – Eventim Apollo, London (matinee & evening shows)
  • 24 November 2021 – Newcastle City Hall
  • 28 November 2021 – Leeds Arena
  • 29 November 2021 – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
  • 30 November 2021 – Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
  • 5 December 2021 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham (matinee & evening shows)


Two more matinee performances just added

Two more matinee performances just added

A Question Of Sport Live has added two extra shows at Nottingham's Royal Concert Hall on Saturday 11 September 2021 and Birmingham's Symphony Hall on Sunday 5 December 2021.

New matinee performance announced

New matinee performance announced

A Question Of Sport Live has added an extra show at London's Eventim Apollo on Sunday 21 November 2021 at 14:30.


A Question Of Sport Live tours the UK with an all-new show from 8 September – 5 December 2021. Matinee shows are available in addition to evening performances in London, Birmingham and Nottingham.

Catch A Question Of Sport's 2021 live tour in the following the UK cities:

  • Manchester
  • Nottingham (for matinee & evening shows)
  • Brighton
  • Plymouth
  • Hull
  • Cardiff
  • Sheffield
  • Glasgow
  • Edinburgh
  • London (for matinee & evening shows)
  • Newcastle
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool
  • Southampton
  • Birmingham (for matinee & evening shows)

This will be A Question Of Sport’s first tour since 2011, with the live shows offering a fun-packed, joyous lap of honour for Sue Barker, Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell. Similar to the small-screen format, audiences will be treated to many of their favourite rounds and challenges as well as enjoy some interactive elements – like being able to directly pose questions to the teams. In addition to the Sprint Finish climax, expect to see a host of big-name guests from across the sporting world as panellists.

Tickets for A Question Of Sport Live's extra Nottingham and Birmingham matinee performances are available by presale from 10:00 on Thursday 25 March 2021 and then go on general sale from 10:00 on Friday 26 March 2021.

All the other A Question Of Sport Live tour dates are on sale now.