Fighting Talk

Fighting Talk

United Kingdom

A hilarious look at the volatile world of sport where guests compete for points with their sporting punditry. Informed comments are rewarded but witless outbursts are penalised.

Episodes

Tamsin Greenway, Mark Schwarzer, Matt Forde, Elis James  

Colin Murray hosts Fighting Talk as a panel of experts try to win points for punditry on the week's sports stories. He is joined by Tamsin Greenway, Mark Schwarzer, Matt Forde and Elis James. Download the podcast - bbc.co.uk/5live.

Phil Brown, Martha Kelner, Greg Brady and Eddie Kadi  

Southend United manager Phil Brown, journalist Martha Kelner, Canadian sports broadcaster Greg Brady & comedian Eddie Kadi join Colin Murray for an hour of sporting punditry. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion, but taken away for drivel and answers lacking in conviction. In the final round, the top two points scorers go head-to-head in 'Defend the Indefensible' where they must both defend a statement however ludicrous or distasteful for twenty seconds. Download the podcast - bbc.co.uk/5live.

Fighting Talk Live From Liverpool  

Live from Mountford Hall in Liverpool in front of an audience Countdown co-host Rachel Riley, comedian Neil Delamere, chef and Sunday Brunch co-host Simon Rimmer, and comedian Justin Moorhouse join Colin Murray for an hour of sporting punditry. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion, but taken away for drivel and answers lacking in conviction. In the final round, the top two points scorers go head-to-head in 'Defend the Indefensible' where they must both defend a statement however ludicrous or distasteful for 20 seconds. Download the podcast - bbc.co.uk/5live.

Richard Osman, Ebony Rainford-Brent, Eleanor Oldroyd, Ian Moore  

Pointless presenter Richard Osman, former British Cricketer and BBC TMS commentator Ebony Rainford-Brent, sports broadcaster Eleanor Oldyroyd & comedian Ian Moore join Colin Murray for more sporting punditry. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion, but taken away for drivel and answers lacking in conviction. In the final round, the top two points scorers go head-to-head in 'Defend the Indefensible' where they must both defend a statement however ludicrous or distasteful for twenty seconds. Download the podcast - bbc.co.uk/5live.

Felix White, Liz Kershaw, Pat Nevin, Iain Stirling  

Colin Murray hosts Fighting Talk live in front of an audience from Tramway in Glasgow as part of the BBC 6 Music Festival. Colin acts as ringmaster as his guests aim to gain points whilst discussing the sporting stories of the week with the addition of some musical twists. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion but taken away for drivel and nonsense. On the panel; The Maccabees Guitarist and Fulham supporter Felix White, 6Music DJ and Liverpool supporter Liz Kershaw, former Scottish and Chelsea footballer and music fanatic Pat Nevin and Liverpool supporter and comedian Iain Stirling. Download the podcast - bbc.co.uk/5live.

Gail Emms, John Rawling, Martin Kelner, Bob Mills  

Former GB badminton player and Olympic silver-medallist Gail Emms, sports commentator John Rawling, journalist and presenter Martin Kelner & comedian Bob Mills join Colin Murray for an hour of sporting punditry. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion, but taken away for drivel and answers lacking in conviction. In the final round, the top two points scorers go head-to-head in 'Defend the Indefensible' where they must both defend a statement however ludicrous or distasteful for twenty seconds. Download the podcast - bbc.co.uk/5live.

Kath Merry, Ivo Graham, Caroline Barker, Elis James  

Former GB athlete and Olympic bronze-medallist Kath Merry, broadcaster Caroline Barker & comedians Elis James and Ivo Graham join Colin Murray for an hour of sporting punditry. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion, but taken away for drivel and answers lacking in conviction. In the final round, the top two points scorers go head-to-head in 'Defend the Indefensible' where they must both defend a statement however ludicrous or distasteful for twenty seconds. Download the podcast - bbc.co.uk/5live.

with Tamsin Greenway, Nish Kumar, Dougie Anderson, Greg Brady  

Former England Netball player and Director of Wasps Netball Tamsin Greenway, comedian Nish Kumar, presenter Dougie Anderson and Canadian sports broadcaster Greg Brady join Colin Murray for an hour of sporting punditry. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion, but taken away for drivel and answers lacking in conviction. In the final round, the top two points scorers go head-to-head in 'Defend the Indefensible' where they must both defend a statement however ludicrous or distasteful for twenty seconds. Download the podcast - bbc.co.uk/5live.

25/02/2017  

Former England Rugby Union player Martin Bayfield, presenter and football pundit Mina Rzouki, journalist Andy Dunn & comedian Ian Moore join Colin Murray for an hour of sporting punditry. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion, but taken away for drivel and answers lacking in conviction. In the final round, the top two points scorers go head-to-head in 'Defend the Indefensible' where they must both defend a statement however ludicrous or distasteful for twenty seconds. Download the podcast - bbc.co.uk/5live.

18/02/2017  

Former Australia, Middlesbrough & Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer, professional chef Tom Kerridge, sports presenter Jennie Gow & Comedian Paul Sinha join Colin Murray for an hour of sporting punditry. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion, but taken away for drivel and answers lacking in conviction. In the final round, the top two points scorers go head-to-head in 'Defend the Indefensible' where they must both defend a statement however ludicrous or distasteful for twenty seconds. Download the podcast - bbc.co.uk/5live.

Iwan Thomas, Liz Kershaw, Jim White & Bob Mills  

GB and Welsh sprinter and Olympic silver medalist Iwan Thomas, BBC 6 Music presenter Liz Kershaw, journalist Jim White and comedian Bob Mills join Colin Murray for more sporting punditry. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion but taken away for drivel and answers lacking in conviction. In the final round, the top two point scorers go head to head in 'defend the indefensible' where they must both defend a statement, however ludicrous or distasteful for twenty seconds. First broadcast Feb 11 2017 Download the podcast- bbc.co.uk/5live.

28/01/2017  

Colin Murray plays host as his guests aim to gain points whilst discussing the sporting stories of the week. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion but taken away for drivel and answers lacking in conviction. In the final round, the top two point scorers go head to head in 'defend the indefensible' where they must both defend a statement, however ludicrous or distasteful for twenty seconds. On this week's show- broadcaster and 606 presenter Kelly Cates, BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Stark, journalist and sports presenter Steve Bunce and comedian Ivo Graham. Download the podcast - bbc.co.uk/5live.

21/01/2017  

Gabby Logan plays host as her guests aim to gain points whilst discussing the sporting stories of the week. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion but taken away for drivel and answers lacking in conviction. In the final round the top two point scorers go head to head in 'defend the indefensible' where they must both defend a statement, however ludicrous or distasteful for twenty seconds. On this week's show; Pointless presenter Richard Osman, former Everton and England Women's Goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis, presenter and writer Dougie Anderson and comedian Mark Watson. Download the podcast - bbc.co.uk/5live.

14/01/2017  

Colin Murray plays host as his guests aim to gain points whilst discussing the sporting stories of the week. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion but taken away for drivel and answers lacking in conviction. In the final round, the top two point scorers go head to head in 'defend the indefensible' where they must both defend a statement, however ludicrous or distasteful for twenty seconds. On this week's show- Olympic gold & bronze medallist and former GB & ENG hockey player Kate Richardson-Walsh, BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra presenter Charlie Sloth, former Scottish and Chelsea footballer Pat Nevin and comedian Elis James. Download the podcast - bbc.co.uk/5live.

07/01/2017  

Colin Murray plays host as his guests aim to gain points whilst discussing the sporting stories of the week. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion but taken away for drivel and answers lacking in conviction. In the final round, the top two point scorers go head to head in 'defend the indefensible' where they must both defend a statement, however ludicrous or distasteful for twenty seconds. On this week's show- former GB Badminton player and Olympic silver medallist Gail Emms, journalist Thom Gibbs, former Leicester and Warwickshire Cricketer Charles Dagnall and comedian Bob Mills. Download the podcast - bbc.co.uk/5live.

31/12/2016  

Fighting Talk celebrates the end of 2016 as Colin Murray is joined by 4 panellists who all have one thing in common; they know little or nothing about the world of sport! Our sports fan novices will go head to head as they attempt to pick apart topics created especially for their non-sporting minds. In keeping with the usual arbitrary point scoring Colin will award points for informed comment, wit and passion but will deduct any for drivel and answers lacking in conviction. In the final round, the top two point scorers go head to head in 'defend the indefensible' where they must both defend a statement, however ludicrous or distasteful for twenty seconds. On this week's show- comedian Russell Kane, broadcaster Vanessa Feltz, journalist and television presenter Kate Thornton and comedian Stephen K Amos. Download the podcast - bbc.co.uk/5live.

24/12/2016  

Broadcast live on Christmas Eve Colin Murray plays host as his guests aim to gain points whilst discussing the sporting stories of the moment alongside some festive fun. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and knowledge but taken away for nonsense and answers lacking in conviction. In the final round the top 2 point scorers go head to head in 'defend the indefensible' where they must each defend a statement, however ludicrous or outrageous for twenty seconds. On this week's panel- Arsenal Ladies and England footballer Alex Scott, presenter Dougie Anderson, sports commentator John Rawling and Canadian sports broadcaster Greg Brady. Download the podcast - bbc.co.uk/5live.

17/12/2016  

Colin Murray plays host as his guests aim to gain points whilst discussing the sporting stories of the week. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion but taken away for drivel and answers lacking in conviction. In the final round, the top two point scorers go head to head in 'defend the indefensible' where they must both defend a statement, however ludicrous or distasteful for twenty seconds. On this week's show- presenter and comedian Iain Stirling, BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Liz Kershaw, broadcaster and journalist Martin Kelner and comedian Henning Wehn. Download the podcast - bbc.co.uk/5live.

10/12/2016  

Colin Murray plays host as his guests aim to gain points whilst discussing the sporting stories of the week. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion but taken away for drivel and answers lacking in conviction. In the final round, the top two point scorers go head to head in 'defend the indefensible' where they must both defend a statement, however ludicrous or distasteful for twenty seconds. On this week's show- former international English Cricketer Ryan Sidebottom, journalist and broadcaster Caroline Barker, sports broadcaster Eleanor Oldroyd and comedian Justin Moorhouse. Download the podcast - bbc.co.uk/5live.

26/11/2016  

Colin Murray plays host as his guests aim to gain points whilst discussing the sporting stories of the week. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion but taken away for drivel and answers lacking in conviction. In the final round, the top two point scorers go head to head in 'defend the indefensible' where they must both defend a statement, however ludicrous or distasteful for twenty seconds. On this week's show- sports broadcaster Kelly Cates, writer and sports broadcaster Steve Bunce, former athlete and Bronze Olympic 400m medal winner Kath Merry and comedian Ian Moore. Download the podcast - bbc.co.uk/5live.

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