Sportscene

Last updated

Sportscene
Sportscene.jpg
Genre Sport
Presented by Steven Thompson (Friday and Sunday highlights)
Leanne Crichton (Friday)
David Currie (Saturday results)
Jonathan Sutherland (Saturday highlights)
Rob MacLean (Sportscene Live)
Country of origin Scotland
Original language English
Production
Production locations BBC Pacific Quay
Glasgow, Scotland
Running timeVaries
Production companies BBC Sport Scotland
(BBC Sport)
Release
Original network BBC One Scotland
BBC Two Scotland
BBC Scotland
Picture format 16:9 (576i)
16:9 (1080i)
Original release9 August 1975 (1975-08-09) 
present
External links
Website

Sportscene is the name of a range of Scottish sports television programmes produced by BBC Scotland.

Contents

History

Sportscene's predecessors were Sports Special from Scotland and Sportsreel, [1] which was broadcast every Saturday at around 5pm (results and reports) and 10pm (highlights) in the 1950s and 1960s. By the 1970s, a Sportscene format of a 5pm programme called Scoreboard presented by Gordon Hewitt (as a regional opt-out from Grandstand), plus a 10pm show with highlights from one English and one Scottish league or cup match, was established. Sportscene also covered European and international matches, which usually involved highlights but occasionally live coverage. The show was presented by Archie Macpherson with commentary by Macpherson, Alastair Alexander or Peter Thomson.

Shows

A previous Sportscene set (2008) at BBC Scotland's Pacific Quay HQ. SportsceneStudio.PNG
A previous Sportscene set (2008) at BBC Scotland's Pacific Quay HQ.
Previous Sportscene titles (1990s) [by Liquid Image] BBC Sportscene titles from nineties.jpg
Previous Sportscene titles (1990s) [by Liquid Image]

There are a number of shows that come under the Sportscene brand.

Previous shows

Presenters, commentators and reporters

Sportscene's main anchors are David Currie and Jonathan Sutherland. Previous Sportscene presenters include Peter Thomson, Sandy McLeish, Bill Malcolm, Archie Henry, Murdoch McPherson, Brian Marjoribanks, Alastair Alexander, Charles Munro, Archie Macpherson, Gordon Hewitt, Andrew Alexander, Dougie Donnelly, Bill McFarlan, Jim Craig, Derek Johnstone, Louise Welsh, Hazel Irvine, Jock Brown, Mark Souster, Alison Walker, Mike Abbott, Richard Gordon, Jill Douglas, Gary Parker, John Beattie, Dougie Vipond, Stuart Cosgrove and Eilidh Barbour.

The programme's main commentary and reporting team consists of; lead commentator Liam McLeod, Paul Mitchell, John Barnes, Kheredine Idessane, Al Lamont, Jane Lewis and Chris McLaughlin.

Previous lead commentators have been Archie MacPherson (1969–1990), Jock Brown (1990–1997), Rob MacLean (1997–2004) and Paul Mitchell (2004–2010).

Reporters on Sportscene Results have included Jonathan Sutherland, Chris McLaughlin, Brian McLauchlin, Connie McLaughlin, Tam McManus, Kenny Crawford, Scott Davie, Martin Dowden, Jim Spence, Charlie Mann and Sandra Brown.

Online

Former Sportscene's opening credits (2011) Sportscene2011.png
Former Sportscene's opening credits (2011)

Sportscene has begun simulcasting certain live matches via both the BBC Sport website and the BBC Sport Mobile app. The UEFA Cup tie between Molde and Rangers was one of the first to feature online. Most programmes now feature on the BBC iPlayer service, depending on rights restrictions.

The programme is regularly parodied in the Scottish football impressionist show Only an Excuse? . Munchtime Sportscene is a name often used by the programme's makers, presumably a play on the currently rested Lunchtime Sportscene programme.

See also

Related Research Articles

<i>Grandstand</i> (TV programme)

Grandstand is a British television sport programme. Broadcast between 1958 and 2007, it was one of the BBC's longest running sports shows, alongside BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

<i>Scotsport</i>

Scotsport was a Scottish sports television programme, broadcast on STV in northern and central Scotland between 1957 and 2008, as well as on ITV Border in southern Scotland.

Jim Delahunt is a Scottish sports presenter.

<i>Reporting Scotland</i>

Reporting Scotland is BBC Scotland's national television news programme, broadcast seven days a week on BBC One Scotland from the headquarters of BBC Scotland at Pacific Quay in Glasgow.

Douglas "Dougie" Vipond is a Scottish broadcaster and drummer.

BBC Sport Sports division of the BBC

BBC Sport is the sports division of the BBC, providing national sports coverage for BBC Television, radio and online. The BBC holds the television and radio UK broadcasting rights to several sports, broadcasting the sport live or alongside flagship analysis programmes such as Match of the Day, Test Match Special, Ski Sunday, Today at Wimbledon and previously Grandstand. Results, analysis and coverage is also added to the BBC Sport website and through the BBC Red Button interactive television service.

Football Focus is a BBC television magazine programme launched in 1974 covering football, normally broadcast live on BBC One on Saturday lunchtimes during the football season. Since the 2009–10 season, Football Focus has been hosted by Dan Walker.

Douglas Donnelly is a Scottish television broadcaster best known for presenting sports coverage.

Rugby Special was the main rugby union programme on the BBC in the UK. The show ran from 1966 and past presenters included David Vine, Keith Macklin, Cliff Morgan, Chris Rea, Nigel Starmer-Smith, Bill Beaumont and John Inverdale. In the early seventies, the theme tune was "Spinball" by Paddy Kingsland but this was later replaced by "Holy Mackerel" by The Shadows' drummer, Brian Bennett which was replaced for one season 1988–89 by the Kenny G version of "What Does It Take " from the 1986 Duotones album replaced from 1989–90 to 1993–94 by a specially commissioned theme. From 1994–95 the programme was contracted out to an independent production company Chrysalis after 28 years as an in-house BBC production. The programme ended its original run in 1997 after losing the rights to cover English domestic games, the Heineken Cup and England home tests to SKY and Welsh domestic matches to HTV/S4C the S4C involvement was controversial as BBC Wales was providing much of S4C's Welsh Language sports coverage under the BBC Cymru brand and was along with Ski Sunday merged into Sunday Grandstand in November 1997 when Sunday Grandstand became a year-round programme the first edition of the all year round Sunday Grandstand on 16 November 1997 featured live coverage of Wales v Tonga. Though in 1992 and 1993 the programme was integrated into special editions of Sunday Grandstand featuring the Formula 1 South African Grand Prix and European Grand Prix at Donington Park. The programme returned on late Thursday nights in 2002 but was discontinued in 2005, when it was a highlights programme of Autumn internationals and Six Nations with studio guests and an audience of fans from the Six Nations.

Robin "Rob" Maclean is a Scottish television presenter, football commentator and sports writer. He currently works for BBC Scotland and BT Sport.

Final Score is a BBC Television football news and results programme produced by BBC Sport. The programme is broadcast on late Saturday afternoons in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, usually on BBC One. BBC Northern Ireland opts away during the last ten minutes to cover local results in Final Score from Northern Ireland, normally just after the Premier League scores are read out. BBC Scotland runs a different programme altogether – Sportscene Results. Final Score is also broadcast on Boxing Day and New Year's Day and sometimes on either Good Friday or Easter Monday. A special Sunday edition is broadcast on the final day of the Premier League season.

Sportsound is BBC Radio Scotland's main radio sports show. It provides coverage to listeners on medium wave, FM, DAB Digital Radio and via the internet. It is best known for its exclusive live commentary of Scottish Premiership football games. It is broadcast seven days a week, and on on-match days has an 1810–2200 slot on 810 MW. On Saturdays, at least two matches are broadcast by MW, and the main FM frequency with the Open All Mics feature broadcast on the BBC Radio nan Gàidheal frequency and the remaining matches online where the other matches are simulcast.

RTÉ Sport

RTÉ Sport is a department of Irish public broadcaster RTÉ. The department provides sporting coverage through a number of platforms including RTÉ Radio, RTÉ Television, RTÉ.ie, RTÉ Player Sport and RTÉ Mobile. RTÉ holds the television and radio broadcasting rights in the Republic of Ireland to several sports, broadcasting the sport live or alongside flagship analysis programmes such as The Sunday Game, Thank GAA It's Friday, Soccer Republic and RTÉ Racing on RTÉ Television, and Game On, Saturday Sport, and Sunday Sport on RTÉ Radio.

BBC Alba has the rights to various sporting events, which it covers in the medium of Scottish Gaelic and under the umbrella of its Spòrs sports television programme. The programme is entirely in Scottish Gaelic apart from some interviews which are conducted in English. The programme is usually shown on Saturday evenings, although for live coverage of events this will tend to be at other times.

The Adventure Show is a sport programme produced by Adventure Show Productions for BBC Sport Scotland, formerly broadcast on BBC Two Scotland and since 2019 on BBC Scotland. It is hosted by Dougie Vipond. In the show's original format, Vipond was supported on screen by reporters Duncan McCallum and Deziree Wilson, while Cameron McNeish contributed a regular mountain walking slot. When the series transferred to BBC Scotland in 2019, the show was reformatted as a weekly two-hour programme branded as The Adventure Show Live and concentrating on one specific sport in each edition, in contrast to the previous magazine format. The new presenting team comprised Vipond, Patrick Winterton and Lauren McCallum.

This is a list of events in Scottish television from 1990.

A vidiprinter is a sports scores and results ticker service provided to media organisations. A vidiprinter providing football results is used on BBC One and Sky Sports News when significant games are in progress.

This is a timeline of the history of BBC Sport.

This is a timeline of the history of football on television in the UK.

This is a timeline of the history of rugby union on television in the UK.

References

  1. "Q & A". thefreelibrary.com. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  2. The Guardian - 30 October 1994 - Page 99, via Newspapers.com
  3. The Guardian - 23 November 1997, Page 184, via Newspapers.com
  4. The Guardian - 19 October 1998, Page 51, via Newspapers.com
  5. The Observer - 21 November 1999, Page 131, via Newspapers.com
  6. The Observer - 8 October 2000, Page 182 via Newspapers.com
  7. The Guardian - 4 November 2000, Page 441, via Newspapers.com
  8. The Guardian - 18 November 2000, Page 405, via Newspapers.com
  9. https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000445/19890811/014/0002
  10. The Guardian - 19 May 2001 - Page 282, via Newspapers.com