Coleman covered the Olympics among others for the BBC for nearly 50 years with his final swansong coming at the 2000 Sydney Games
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Sunday 29 November 2009
Once again, it started with a telephone call a long, long time ago. Would I be interest- ed in doing Celebrity Mastermind? Like most things that I'm asked to do far in advance, I agreed, and then sort of forgot about it. Until about two weeks ago, that is, when I noticed a frightening-looking reminder in my diary. To make things even worse, I was having problems with my "specialist subject".
Tuesday 13 October 2009
Monday 21 September 2009
That festering colleague slouched in the corner ... leave the fellow alone, he's merely crambazzled.
Wednesday 09 September 2009
Mike Bongiorno, who has died aged 85, was a veteran TV host who made quiz shows popular in Italy in the 1950s and 1960s.
Friday 15 May 2009
Not to be confused with game shows, here are some classic quiz shows. Some are to win money, some just to win points, but they've probably all made us get involved at some point
Monday 13 April 2009
A contestant on the television quiz Mastermind was surprised to be called by a BBC researcher to ask him for help to set his own questions.
Tuesday 24 February 2009
As the elated cast and financial backers of Slumdog Millionaire woke up to savour their triumph yesterday, they could begin the sobering task of calculating just who will pocket the hundreds of millions of dollars the movie is racking up at box offices around the world.
Friday 16 January 2009
Tuesday 30 December 2008
The BBC insisted that Celebrity Mastermind questions are challenging to contestants, after radio presenter Victoria Derbyshire said she was offered a "crib sheet" to appear on the show.
Sunday 24 August 2008
Tuesday 29 July 2008
Friday 20 June 2008
Double Your Money, the classic quiz show from the Fifties which attracted record audiences and became synonymous with its host, Hughie Green, could be revived with Richard Madeley as its presenter.
Sunday 23 December 2007
Monday 05 June 2006
Friday 02 June 2006
Sri Lanka are set to recall Sanath Jayasuriya for today's final Test against England in a desperate attempt to level the three-match series. Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka's highest run-scorer, was controversially added to the Sri Lankan squad prior to the first Test at Lord's by Asantha de Mel, who took over as chairman of selectors after the squad for the tour of England had been picked.
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