A Question of Sport - Quiz Format

Quiz Format

The rounds played include:

  • Picture Board - numbered squares reveal sports person for contestant to identify
  • Action Round - contestants are asked questions about a montage of sporting action
  • What Happened Next? - sports footage is halted at optimum moment and teams are asked what occurred thereafter (often an answer of amusement)
  • Observation Round - sports action is shown and contestants are asked questions about details of what they have just seen, e.g. "What colour hat was a certain person wearing?", "How many balls can you see in the following clip?". The footage for the latter question will be of many different events and all show balls, or whatever item has been asked
  • Mystery Guest - teams have to identify a sports star in unfamiliar circumstances and with unconventional camera angles
  • Home Or Away - contestants can answer a question on their own sport for one point ('home'), or a question on any sport for two points ('away'). Team captains always receive 'away' questions.
  • Captain's Challenge - The captains have a contest in different feats
  • One Minute Round - teams are asked nine questions in 60 seconds
  • On The Buzzer - teams answer questions at quickfire pace (this was only introduced in later years - in the Vine and Coleman eras, the show would end with the remaining six Picture Board questions)

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