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BBC Audience Opportunity: Celebrate Sport

Audiences wanted for major BBC spectaculars at MediaCityUK

Published on November 7th 2011.

BBC Audience Opportunity: Celebrate Sport

Celebrate Sport with the BBC is two-weeks of shows, events and interactive sessions taking place at MediaCityUK and surrounding venues from 8 - 22 December. 

During this time, some of the BBC’s biggest sport brands are inviting in live studio audiences and recording special shows for broadcast.

Sue BarkerSue BarkerThe ticket ballot opens today, with the first seven of the main audience shows announced:

  • Dan Walker chairs a special Audience with Question of Sport with Sue Barker, Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell bringing an evening of Question of Sport (13 Dec) 
  • The BBC Philharmonic will give a Christmas Concert featuring the Manchester United Foundation Youth Choir on 15 December, which will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio Manchester at 1pm on Christmas Eve, and again on Christmas Day at 2pm (15 Dec)

  • BBC Radio 5 live’s Fighting Talk live with Colin Murray who will act as judge and jury to a panel of special guests (17 Dec)

  • BBC Radio 5 live’s football phone-in 606 with regular co-host Jason Roberts in front of live studio audience for the first time (17 Dec)

  • 5 live’s The Monday Night Club with Mark Chapman and guests including football legend John Motson, for an evening of football conversation and a look at the week's biggest sporting stories (19 Dec)

Plus on 22 Dec:

LinekerLinekerBBC Sports Personality of the Year a limited number of tickets are available for this prestigious show - join Sue Barker, Gary Lineker and Jake Humphrey and the sporting great and good to celebrate the year.

The BBC Radio 5 live Sports Personality backstage show with John Inverdale and guests including Michael Vaughan and Matt Dawson. They will be looking back on the sporting year and listening and reacting to Sports Personality of the Year from the live television show next door, with some of the big winners of the night dropping in to meet the panel and the audience

To apply for free Celebrate Sport with the BBC tickets and get more information on the shows go to bbc.co.uk/showsandtours. The ballot closes at 4pm on Friday 18 November.

In residence at MediaCityUK for the two weeks will be The National Football Museum, showing a preview of some of the exhibits that visitors will be able to see when the museum opens next year in Urbis in the city centre.  All those with tickets to shows at MediaCityUK will have free access to the exhibition.

Plus - as well as offering the opportunity to be in the audience for special editions of some of the BBC’s flagship shows, Celebrate Sport with the BBC will also feature a full daytime programme throughout the two weeks of events and interactive sessions.

As part of this the National Football Museum’s learning staff will be offering schools the opportunity to work with their poets, playwrights and artists. These daytime sessions will be open to school and community groups, as well as the general public. 

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CBBBNovember 7th 2011.

It's a fact little known that Gary Lineker is made completely from rubber.

Absinthe & TurksNovember 7th 2011.

If they dropped the sport bit it might have been worth a gawp.

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