BEST OF THE REST
A QUESTION OF SPORT AT 50
BBC1, 8.30PM/BBC1 WALES, 9PM
THE longest running TV sports quiz, the legendary A Question Of Sport celebrates its 50th birthday.
“It’s iconic, it’s something all of us grew up with,” says Gary Linker, one of dozens of sports men and women interviewed in this nostalgic programme.
On January 5, 1970, David Vine presented the first edition of what was to become a television institution.
Nowadays, hosted by Sue Barker, with team captains Phil Tufnell and Matt Dawson, millions still tune in.
In this film, there’s a look back at some of the earliest shows, Matt and Tuffers give a backstage tour and there’s an interview with Sue, who has been quizmaster for over 20 years, recording almost 800 shows.
WATCH out for Michael Palin, showcasing some phenomenal dreadlocked hair and a beard to rival Santa’s as he plays The Green Man, mysterious creator of the scarecrows.
He is not all too pleased that Worzel (Mackenzie Crook) is talking to humans.
Elsewhere, there’s a fabulous turn from Zoe Wanamaker as local aristocrat Lady Bloomsbury Barton who is holding a fete, with a competition for best scarecrow. Worzel is sure he’ll win. But nasty rival Soggy Bogart has other ideas.
A funny, charming film that ends with a little speech from Worzel about whether the children can save the planet. A timely message for the modern age.
Looking good at 50
Worzel is in trouble with the Green Man