Quiz Ball



David Vine (1966-8)

Stuart Hall (1970-2)

Frank Skinner (non-broadcast pilot)


BBC1, 22 December 1966 to 23 December 1972 (72 episodes in 8 series)


Two teams consisting of players from a top flight football club and a celebrity supporter have a football match in the form of a general knowledge quiz. Teams chose whether to take four easy questions, three medium questions, two hard questions or one tough question to score a goal. The opposition can opt to take a tackle question a limited number of times in order to block the run, but a wrong answer meant conceding a goal. Whoever had the most goals at the end of the show was the winner.


George Woolley


According to Lostshows.com, nearly every single one of the 72 episodes have been wiped from the archives. Only 6 of them survived, which were Episode 1 of Series 1 (which can be viewed on the BBC iPlayer), Episode 11 of Series 2, Episode 6 of Series 3, The 1970 Challenge Match, Episode 5 of Series 5 and Episode 4 of Series 8.

Web site

Fan page giving every show result via archive.org

IMDb entry


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