Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Be First to Get Tickets; A QUESTION of Sport Tickets for the City Hall Go on Sale Tomorrow, but You Can Book Yours Today. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Explains How

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Be First to Get Tickets; A QUESTION of Sport Tickets for the City Hall Go on Sale Tomorrow, but You Can Book Yours Today. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Explains How

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CHRONICLE readers today have the chance of nabbing A Question of Sport tickets for Newcastle City Hall before they go on general sale tomorrow.

We have an exclusive pre-sale web address where you can secure your seats for the October 23 show ahead of the game. Simply log on to www.ticketmaster.co.uk/qos today to book your tickets for the event, which is celebrating 40 years of the popular TV quiz.

The show will feature Sue Barker along with resident team captains Phil Tufnell and Matt Dawson, as well as special guests.

A Question of Sport celebrated its 40th birthday in January, making it the longest running TV quiz show in the UK.

The show is just past its 890th episode and in its 39th series and over 2,000 of the biggest names in British and international sport have appeared on the programme since its early days.

In four decades the show has only had three presenters.

The starting gun was fired in 1970, in a show which featured two bona fide British legends - boxer Henry Cooper and footballing icon George Best.

The first host was David Vine, the veteran sports presenter who hosted everything from Match of the Day to Grandstand. David Coleman took over from Vine in the late 70s, and remained in the chair until 1997 when the honour went to Sue Barker.

This is the first time fans of the programme will be able to experience the hit show outside of their living rooms and will also be a unique experience for the presenter and captains.

Phil Tufnell said: "It's really thrilling to be able to take the show on tour.

"Doing it live means we can interact more directly with the audience which will make the show a lot more exciting."

In the 70s David Vine hosted the show for five series before moving on to present late-night snooker and Ski Sunday.

His replacement was the sports presenter and commentator, David Coleman. …

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