Quiz Ball



David Vine (1966-8)

Stuart Hall (1970-2)

Frank Skinner (non-broadcast pilot)


Announcer: John Witty


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

Theme music

Tony Hatch


Lostshows.com tells us that nearly all of the episodes have been wiped from the archives with only 6 of them surviving. These are the episodes that survived:

Series 1: Episode 1 (which can be viewed on the BBC iPlayer)
Series 2: Episode 11
Series 3: Episode 6
The 1970 Challenge Match
Series 5: Episode 5
Series 8: Episode 4

Web links

BBC programme page, which includes a 1966 episode as part of a game show collection.

Fan page giving every show result via archive.org


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