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

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.

12/11/2016  

Colin Murray is judge and jury as his guests aim to gain points whilst discussing the sporting stories of the week. Points are awarded for informed comment, passion and wit but taken away for nonsense and answers lacking in conviction. The top two scorers go head to head in the final round of defend the indefensible, where they must each defend an unpalatable statement, however distasteful, for twenty seconds. This week's panel is half English, half Scottish to commemorate the England vs Scotland World Cup qualifier from the previous evening. Guests include England and Chelsea Ladies footballer Eni Aluko, English sports commentator John Rawling, former Scottish and Chelsea footballer Pat Nevin and Scottish comedian Iain Stirling. Download the podcast - bbc.co.uk/5live.

05/11/2016  

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 and wit but taken away for nonsense and answers lacking in conviction. The top two point scorers go head to head in the final round of defend the indefensible, where each guest must defend a statement, however distasteful or unpalatable for twenty seconds. On this week's show- former British Cricketer and BBC TMS commentator Ebony Rainford Brent, Pointless presenter Richard Osman, Canadian sports broadcaster Greg Brady and comedian, actor and star of The Fast Show Simon Day. Download the podcast - bbc.co.uk/5live.

06/08/2016  

Fighting Talk Goes Olympic. Josh Widdicombe takes Fighting Talk out of the radio studio and into the Soho Theatre for a special programme recorded in front of an audience. Josh plays host as his panellists aim to gain points for punditry whilst discussing all things Olympic to celebrate the 2016 Rio Games. Topics up for contention include; greatest Olympic rivalries, best Olympic sporting bodies and we find out about some rather peculiar events from previous games. Josh awards points for informed comment, passion and humour but takes them away for any nonsense or drivel. The two highest scoring panellists go head to head to 'defend the indefensible', where they are forced to defend a downright distasteful statement for twenty seconds. Joining Josh is Badminton Olympic Silver medallist from the 2004 Athens games Gail Emms, Olympic viewer and presenter Rick Edwards, 4x100 relay Silver Olympic medallist from the 1996 Atlanta games Iwan Thomas and Olympic fanatic and comedian Paul Sinha. You can also watch a special version of the show on BBC iPlayer, search 'Fighting Talk'.

1966 World Cup Edition  

Josh Widdicombe takes you back to 1966 for a special edition of Fighting Talk. Fifty years on our guests discuss all the action that surrounded the World Cup final between England and Germany. Points are awarded for passion and punditry but taken away for points of the absurd and answers lacking in conviction. The top two scorers go head to head in the final round of 'defend the indefensible' where they must each defend a statement, however ridiculous or distasteful for twenty seconds. Joining Josh, sports commentator Barry Davies, former Arsenal footballer and Wales manager Bobby Gould, journalist and broadcaster Martin Kelner and comedian Bob Mills.

23/07/2016  

FT Champion of Champions finalist Justin Moorhouse takes on the judges chair as his guests aim to gain points whilst discussing the sporting stories of the week. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and knowledge but taken away for ridiculous statements and answers lacking in conviction. The top two scoring panellists go head to head in the final round of 'defend the indefensible' where they must defend an unpalatable statement, however distasteful or outrageous, for twenty seconds. On this week's show- Director of Surrey Women's Cricket and TMS commentator Ebony Rainford Brent, sports broadcaster Caroline Barker, journalist Brian Reade, and comedian Mick Ferry. Download the podcast - bbc.co.uk/5live.

16/07/2016  

Josh Widdicombe resides in the judges chair as his guests aim to gain points whilst discussing the sporting stories of the week. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and knowledge but taken away for ridiculous statements and answers lacking in conviction. The top two scoring panellists go head to head in the final round of 'defend the indefensible' where they must defend an unpalatable statement, however distasteful or outrageous, for twenty seconds. On this week's show- former professional cricketer Charles Dagnall, journalist Jim White, broadcaster Dougie Anderson and comedian Nish Kumar. Download the podcast - bbc.co.uk/5live.

09/07/2016  

Josh Widdicombe is judge and jury as his guests aim to gain points whilst discussing events from one of the biggest sporting weekends of the year. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion but taken away for nonsense and answers lacking in conviction. The top two finalists go head to head in 'defend the indefensible' where they must defend an unpalatable statement, however ludicrous, for twenty seconds. On this week's panel - F1 presenter Jennie Gow, football pundit Mina Rzouki, sports commentator John Rawling and Welsh comedian Elis James. Get the latest download of the podcast at bbc.co.uk/5live.

02/07/2016  

Georgie Ainslie 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 nonsense and answers lacking in conviction. The top two point scorers go into the final round of 'defend the indefensible' where they must defend an unpalatable statement, however ludicrous, for twenty seconds. On this weeks show- Fulham footballer Matt Smith, sports broadcaster Lynsey Hooper, journalist Jim White and comedian Justin Moorhouse. Download the podcast - bbc.co.uk/5live.

07/06/2016  

Josh Widdicombe plays host as his guests aim to gain points in this special Euros preview show where they look ahead to the tournament. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion but taken away for nonsense and answers lacking in conviction. In the final round the top two scoring panellists go head to head in 'defend the indefensible' where they must defend an unpalatable statement, however distasteful, for twenty seconds. On this week's panel- Wales supporter and comedian Elis James, German Ambassador and comedian Henning Wehn, England fan and Actor Tom Davis and Ireland devotee Neil Delamere. It's every man for himself, but which country will come out victorious? Download the podcast - bbc.co.uk/5live.

28/05/2016  

Josh Widdicombe is judge and jury as the top 4 panellists of the season battle it out to be Fighting Talk's Champion of Champions, live from the BBC Radio Theatre in London. Guests will be awarded points for informed comment, wit and passion but deducted for nonsense and answers lacking in conviction. For the final round the top two point scorers go head to head in 'defend the indefensible' where they must each defend an unpalatable statement, however distasteful, for twenty seconds. On this week's panel- Pointless presenter and 2015 COC Finalist Richard Osman, Chaser, comedian and reigning COC winner Paul Sinha, comedian and former COC winner Bob Mills and comedian and former COC winner Justin Moorhouse. Download the podcast - bbc.co.uk/5live.

21/05/2016  

Georgie Ainslie 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 nonsense and lack of conviction in answers. The top two panellists go head to head in 'defend the indefensible' where they must each defend a statement, however distasteful, for twenty seconds. On this week's show- Sports broadcaster and presenter Kelly Cates, Crystal Palace goal scorer from the 1990 FA Cup Final Gary O'Reilly, presenter Dougie Anderson and Manchester Utd fan and comedian Eddie Kadi. Download the podcast - bbc.co.uk/5live.

14/05/2016  

Georgie Ainslie 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 nonsense and answers lacking in conviction. The top two panellists go head to head in the final round of 'defend the indefensible' where they must defend an unpalatable statement, however distasteful or ludicrous, for twenty seconds. On this week's panel- Bronze Olympic medallist and sports broadcaster Kath Merry, broadcaster Martin Kelner, journalist Jim White and comedian Paul Sinha. Download the podcast - bbc.co.uk/5live.

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