Quiz Ball (BBC-1 1966-1972 with David Vine and Barry Davies)


UK / BBC One / x30 minute episodes / 1966-1972

Creator: George Woolley / Producer: Bill Wright

Football themed quiz show which had the unique concept of actual football teams taking each other on in various general knowledge question based rounds. The questions ranged in toughness from 1 (easy) to 4 (hard).

The teams were made up of players, management and some celebrity fans. The giant scoreboard was designed to look like a football pitch with each correct answer moving you closer to the opponents goal.

As well as domestic style knockout tournaments there were also occasional internationals of the England V Scotland variety.

Hosts were David Vine, then Barry Davies and finally Stuart Hall. The announcer was John Witty.